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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="177806030001"/>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 3d of June, 1778, and the following Days;
<p>Being the FIFTH SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble Sir
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<p>NUMBER V. PART I.</p>
<p>Printed for
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<p>KING's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery for the CITY of LONDON, &c.</p>
<p>BEFORE the Right Honourable Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
<p>Allen Wall,</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman. Williams came to me on the 8th of March, between one and two in the morning, and asked me where he could get a lodging. I said, as it was that time of night, I could not tell; he said he had a sum of money about him, and should be glad of a lodging; I told him I would take him to the watch-house, to the constable of the night, where he would be safe; we went into the Horse-shoe, a public house, in
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<p>Was Williams drunk or sober? - He was not drunk; he had been drinking but was properly in his senses; I saw him put the money into his pocket again; I don't know what it was.</p>
<p>Did Williams say any thing to you before he came to the watch-house that he had lost his money? - When we got into the watch-house, I asked him if he had got his money? He said, no; he had lost it in coming-to the watch-house.</p>
<p>Did he say he suspected the person that held him by the right arm? - No; I don't recollect that he said the prisoner took it.</p>
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<p>I was at the public house; the prosecutor wanted change; the landlord would not give him change; he put his money up again, and Edwards and he went out together; the prisoner went out after them, and took hold of the prosecutor's arm; when he came near the watch-house, he quitted the prosecutor, and went off. Edwards called to him, and asked him if he would come in? He said, no; it was late, he would get home. When they came into the watch-house, they bid him show his money; he felt in his pocket, and said his money was gone; he did not say how he lost it; he only said it was gone; I believe he did not know how he lost it. I don't believe the prosecutor knew who had hold of him by the left arm, till the Monday morning. The prisoner was not mentioned till Monday morning by the prosecutor, not by the watchman. The prisoner asked me as he went out of the public house, which pocket he put his money into. I told him his right hand pocket.</p>
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<p>I was constable of the night when the prosecutor came to the watch-house; he said he lost his money coming from the Horse-shoe; I did not hear him say any thing about it being on the table; he was in extreme confusion, and raved like a madman; I believe he was sober; for, to be sure, I stripped him naked, and he stood very steady all the time. I went with a candle and lanthorn to the Horse-shoe to see if I could find any part of the money, and found a black glove torn to pieces, but the watchman of the night thought it was not the same, because the glove he put his money into was a good one.</p>
<p>Jury to Edwards. You said the prosecutor told you in the watch-house, that the prisoner was the person who took the money out of his pocket? - I don't remember that he did say so in the watch-house.</p>
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<p>I am a publican; I have known the prisoner fifteen years; I never heard any harm of him; I was before the justice at the time he had a hearing; the prosecutor said he could not swear to the identity of his person; he said he did not know who took his money, but he found a man's hand in his pocket.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner between three and four years; I never heard any thing amiss of him.</p>
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<p>I have known the prisoner fourteen years; I never knew any harm of him in my life; I was before the justice; I heard the prosecutor say he lost his money going from Jackson's to the watch-house; but he could not swear to the person; he did not know who took it.</p>
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<p>On the 4th of March
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<p>[The plate was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>On the 4th of March the prisoner came to me, and offered me some plate to sell; I did not see it; I am sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
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<p>On the 4th of March, while I was standing in Rosemary Lane, the prisoner touched me on the shoulder; I went into an alley with him, and he took a tankard out of his pocket, and asked me to buy it; I said I would have nothing to do with it; he said, if I would buy it, I should have it worth my money; I said, I would not buy it; I then went out, and met Davis in the Minories, and told him of it; the tankard he showed me was without a handle; I cannot swear that this is it.</p>
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<p>I am a constable; Davis and I secured the prisoner, and found the plate upon him.</p>
<p>I met a man on Tower-Hill; I suspected he had some run goods; I stopped him, and asked him what he had got. He said, what was that to me. Upon which I made a blow at him, and he dropped a stocking with the things in it; I stooped to pick them up, and he got off; the Jew wanted me to sell it to him; I would not; I told him I would advertise it; and because I would not sell it to him, he sent these two men after me, to take me up; I surrendered myself, after I had been cleared once before the Lord Mayor.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.]</p>
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<p>They have told a great many lies:</p>
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<p>The Rev. Mr. TOWNSEND ANDREWS sworn.</p>
<p>On the 25th of May, as I was turning into
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<p>- COVIN sworn.</p>
<p>On the 25th of May, between twelve and one o'clock, I saw two boys following Mr. Andrews, at the corner of Billiter-Lane; his handkerchief hung a little out of his pocket; just as they were turning the corner, I caught the prisoner putting the handkerchief
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<p>[The handkerchief was produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
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<p>I was coming out of my master's shop; I saw the last witness secure the prisoner, and take the handkerchief out of his breast.</p>
<p>I met a little boy with the handkerchief; he asked me to buy it; I gave him a shilling for it.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called one witness, who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>I live with my brother; the prisoner came to my brother's shop on Friday the 29th of May, in the evening, and asked for some black silk gloves; I showed her some; she said they were not rich enough; I showed her some more; she fixed on a pair; I asked 6 s. for them; she bid me 5 s. there were but two pair of that pattern; as I turned the gloves over I missed one pair of them; at that instant she stooped down, she having, I believe, a suspicion that I watched her, and saw her put a pair in her pocket; she went out; my brother was coming in; I desired him to stop her, and said she had stole a pair of gloves; she denied it; I told her I saw her put them into her pocket; she then offered me half a guinea for the gloves, and desired me not to prosecute her; she was taken into the parlour, and shut in with the maid servant, while my brother went for a constable I saw the gloves found when the constable came behind the bureau in the parlour.</p>
<p>[The gloves were produced in court by the constable, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>I did not take the gloves.</p>
<p>(She called seven witnesses, who gave her a good character.)</p>
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<p>On Thursday morning, the 14th of May, I saw the prisoner's legs coming out of Mr. Richardson's window; I overtook him twenty or thirty yards from the house; I took him by the collar, and found these two weights upon him; he begged I would let him go, and he would never do so any more.</p>
<p>[The weights were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>That gentleman has known me twenty-five years, and never knew me wrong man, woman, or child before; I was not in the shop; I have a wife and four children.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>425, 426.
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<p>I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner Hughes pawned the cloak and apron with me on the 29th of April.</p>
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<p>I never wronged any body of a pin's worth in my life.</p>
<p>[Saunders was not put on her defence.]</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. RECORDER.</p>
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<p>427, 428.
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<p>I am a constable. On the 16th or 17th of April, I found the prisoner concealed in a lost, near Tottenham court road; he had an iron bazzle (part of a fetter) on each of his legs.</p>
<p>I was starved to death when I was there; there is never a man there but would escape from that place if he could; I would rather be hanged than be there.</p>
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Did you find any thing upon Hollis? - Nothing.</p>
<p>When you went out after them, and told them you suspected they had stole lace; Did Mrs. Hollis make the least objection to going back? - Not the least.</p>
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<p>On the 20th of May I went to the prosecutor's to settle an account with him; when I came in, I saw the two prisoners cheapening some lace; I did not take any notice of them; they were very genteelly dressed; I thought they had a mind to buy lace; I went to the farther end of the shop with Mr. Wateridge; I told him what my business was; we stood talking two or three minutes; he said he would settle with me presently; I went to the farther end of the shop back again, and the sister looked at me very earnestly, and said to me, did you tell my brother what I told you this morning? I observed she was rather confused. I went back to her brother at the other end of the shop, and said, your sister looks confused, as if they had stole lace; go round the counter. He said, no; he did not think they looked like any thing of the kind; he went round; I walked to the farther end of the shop; I saw them looking at one card and at another. Mr. Wateridge showed them several cards of lace; at last he took one from the window, and said, I think that lace will suit you very well. Mrs. Hollis said, no; I think this is not good enough; I think to have a very good lace, and you would not have me lay out my money without I could please myself. Before she went out, she said, she would go and seek for lace somewhere else that might please her better, and if so, she would come back again, and she supposed they would have no objection to make the cap for her, if she got the lace elsewhere. He said, no; he said to Mrs. Mitchell, don't you want any thing? she said, yes; she wanted half a yard of gauze; they purchased that, paid for it, and then went out; as soon as ever they were gone out, the sister said, she believed they had taken some lace away. He asked me to go with him, and see that they did not drop it; we went out, and he caught them both by the arms; he desired me to keep behind, and see that they did not drop it; they made no objection to coming back to the shop. Hollis went in first, Mitchell followed her; as Mitchell was going in, I saw a piece of lace upon a card, and the other piece that is loose drop from under either her cloak or gown. I said to the prosecutor's sister, there, they have dropped the lace; she picked it up; they were taken backwards into the back room that adjoins the shop, and I went for a constable; the constable came, and they were both searched; there was nothing found upon them, but two or three bits of ribbond concealed under Mitchell's stays;
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<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>The lace they were about buying, if they had met with any to the liking of Mrs. Hollis, was to have been put upon a cap, was it not? - Yes.</p>
<p>Counsel. Then there was no occasion for money to pay for it then?</p>
<p>Witness. This is the lace I saw drop from Mitchell.</p>
<p>What is it worth a yard? - Five shillings. I import lace. I sold this lace to Mr. Wateridge the day before.</p>
<p>I never had a bit of lace in his shop. I met Mrs. Hollis accidentally; she said she was going to bespeak a new cap, so I went in with her.</p>
<p>Hollis was not put upon her defence.</p>
<p>(Mitchell called five witnesses, who gave her a very good character.)</p>
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<p>[The prosecutor was not able to identify the parchment.]</p>
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<p>I passed Mr. Dickens that evening by the watch-box; there were three men behind the watch box; I can take my oath that the prisoner Mills was one of them; they all stood together; as soon as I had passed Mr. Dickens, they all came out upon him; I heard them say, now is the time; and then I heard them say, d - n your eyes, deliver your money! I was frightened, and went away as fast as I could; just after that, I heard a cry of stop thief! I met Mr. Hatfield, and told him to make haste, for that three men were robbing a gentleman; as Mr. Hatfield and I were together, Mills came full butt at us; Mr. Hatfield had a firkin of butter; he threw it down, and stopped him; Mr. Hatfield had a stick; Mills knocked it out of his hand. I am sure he is one of the men.</p>
<p>Was it a moon-light night? - Yes; a very light night.</p>
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<p>Mrs. Foster told me of this robbery as I was coming from London; I believe it wanted about a quarter of ten o'clock; she met me about fifty or and hundred yards from the place where the gentleman was robbed; I had a butter firkin on my head; I put it down; I saw Mills come running towards me; I went forwards to stop him; he struck at me; I secured him; the prosecutor came up. and said he could swear that he was one of the men that robbed him; he threw the stick away.</p>
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<p>I was in a public house at Islington: A young man came in and said there were some people robbing a gentleman in the walk; I went to the door, and saw four men standing in the walk; I went towards them, and they ran off, two up Steward's-lane, and the other up the town; we pursued the two; one went up the road; the other (which is Dracott) ran into the field; I pursued Dracott up the field; I jumped over the bank after him; he went into another field; I kept sight of him; but just as I got over the gate, I all at once lost sight of him; I knew he could not be far off; I searched, and found him in a ditch; when I discovered him, he said either d - n your eyes! or blast your eyes! you are dead! and he flashed a pistol at me, but it did not go off; I then laid hold of him, and dragged him out; when Mr. Dickens saw him, he said he could swear to him.</p>
<p>Jury. Are you sure the man you followed was the same you took out of the ditch? - Yes; I have no doubt at all; it was a moonlight night; we delivered Dracott to Green, the constable of the night.</p>
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<p>I am a constable of Islington. Dracott and Mills were delivered into my custody; I searched them; upon Dracott I found this bullet-mould, and a key, and a large rope, with a knot at the end of it; upon
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<interp inst="t17780603-19-person164" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/> </persName> I found an old knife, and a paper, which had some gunpowder in it; I had a description of Webber as a person Dracott kept company with; and Webber also answering the description the prosecutor gave. I went to his father's and took him up on the Monday; when he was re-examined, his father delivered me the watch; when at the justice's. I found a rope, with a knot at the end of it, upon Webber.</p>
<p>(The goods found upon the prisoners were all produced in court, and deposed to.)</p>
<p>MILL's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I know nothing at all about it; I had been in the country; as I was returning home, that man stopped me.</p>
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<p>Webber was not put upon his defence.</p>
<p>(Dracott called five witnesses, and Mills one, who gave them a very good character.)</p>
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<p>Were the two that ran away the other two prisoners? - Yes; when I returned, Strickland was gone; there is a man here who has my watch.</p>
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<p>I was constable of the night; I was told by the watchman, that a man in George-alley had been robbed of his watch; I went there, and found the foreigner (the prosecutor); he said three girls had run away with his watch, and he would give any body two crowns that would find it. I went in search of the prisoners; Day delivered herself up, and wanted to be admitted an evidence; I went then to Allen's lodging, and found the watch in her shoe, under her head; she said Strickland gave it to her.</p>
<p>The prosecutor picked me up in
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<p>After he was gone out of the room, I picked the watch up on the bed.</p>
<p>DAY's DEFENCE.</p>
<p>I stood in the entry; Allen ran down and said she had got something; I followed her, and saw her show the watch to the woman of the house.</p>
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<p>I was with Mr. Barlow; I saw the two men under the hedge with two table cloths; they were not so far from us as I am from your Lordship; there were some open pales, about four feet high, which we could see over; the prisoner was one of the men; they ran away, and dropped the linen; the washerwoman's daughter took the linen up in my presence, and I took down the marks of it.</p>
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<p>I wash for Mr. Cornwall; one of the table cloths is marked I C, No. 34, the other I C, No. 12. On the 8th of May I hung ten of Mr. Cornwall's table cloths on the hedge; I missed these two; they were picked up in Mr. Barlow's fields by my little girl.</p>
<p>Mr. Willington. I was present when the table cloths were picked up by the girl; these are the table cloths.</p>
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<p>I am entirely innocent of what is laid to my charge; I had been to see a friend at
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice WILLES.</p> </div1>
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<p>I am a neighbour; I came to assist; the accomplice was brought back just as I came to the door. I found the shoes at the bottom of the kitchen stairs.</p>
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<p>I live with a Mr. Curry, in Newman-street; I heard about eight o'clock in the evening a cry of stop thief! I went forwards into the kitchen, and heard something fall into the area, which I found to be the sword, which has been produced.</p>
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<p>On the 6th of May, while I was walking about with the children in my arms, in Newman-street, at a little distance from Mr. Gregory's house. Yorke and the accomplice passed me several times in the street; Sidaway was standing at Mr. Gregory's door; I observed them very particularly, for they walked about several minutes, and then I saw them all go into Mr. Gregory's house, and shut the door after them; they opened the door with a key, which Sidaway had in his hand, and they all went in, but I not suspecting any thing of it, and not knowing but they might have a right to open the door. I took no notice of them, but when the outcry was made, I came out and mentioned what I had seen; it was so light, I could distinguish them very plainly, and they walked about so much in the street, that I took particular notice of them.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. Upon the information of the accomplice, I went and apprehended the two prisoners three or four days after this happened. I found them in bed together at a house in King-street, Golden-square; there was not any thing found in their clothes, but two keys (producing them) which were in Sidaway's coat pocket. He said it was his coat; I tried one of the keys at Mr. Gregory's lock, and it looks and unlocks the door, just as well as the proper key.</p>
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<p>I was sent to carry the prisoners to the justice's; a bunch of keys were dropped as they went along.</p>
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<p>I went to Mr. Gregory's house, and found this dark-lanthorn in the passage (producing it).</p>
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<p>I am a constable; I went with Grubb to apprehend them.</p>
<p>I know nothing of the robbery.</p>
<p>I never saw the keys in my life, till they were produced before the justice; they got the keys somewhere on purpose to get 40 l. by us.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron HOTHAM.</p>
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<p>How do you swear to the pigs? - By the marks that they had, AND THE SOW WOULD SWEAR TO THEM TOO; for when I carried them home, the sow and they perfectly well knew one another, and the pigs began to suck immediately.</p>
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<p>I am one of Sir John Fielding's men; I received an information against the prisoner for robbing Lord Onslow's fowl-house. I went down to the prisoner's house, at Clapton, when I came there: the prisoner had left his house; this was on the 14th of May, on Monday the 18th I saw him in Hatton-street, in a cart, selling turkeys. I laid hold of the cart and horse, and the prisoner not choosing to tell where he lived, in order to find out his dwelling-house, I let the horse take his own way with the cart, and the horse went down to the prisoner's house at Hoxton. I found his wife in the house; I knew her, and in searching, I found five pigs in the stable; his wife looked out at the window; I took the five pigs, and brought them to the George Inn, Long-Acre: these pigs were the same which were afterwards shown to King, and he swore to three of them; King described the pigs before he saw them.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>I am a butcher; I live in Goswell-street, and deal in Smithfield-market; I have no shop. I was in Smithfield on the 15th of May, and there I saw a man cheapen six pigs; I believe the prisoner to be the same man.</p>
<p>What sort of pigs were they? - Prick ear ones of the Norfolk kind.</p>
<p>How large were they? - They might be worth seven or eight shillings a piece.</p>
<p>How came you to trouble yourself about these pigs? - I bid the man money before; six shillings.</p>
<p>Do you know whether the prisoner bought them, or no? - I cannot tell; I did not see him buy them.</p>
<p>What colour were the pigs? - Spotted.</p>
<p>All spotted? - I cannot say.</p>
<p>Were they all of the same size? - Yes.</p>
<p>You had no conversation with the prisoner at the time? - No; never in my life, other than seeing him about Smithfield-market.</p>
<p>Jury. How came you to appear here, since you are as you say, a stranger to the prisoner? - I heard the man was in custody.</p>
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<p>Who came to you about it? - A man, that knew this man, came and asked if my name was not Barrington.</p>
<p>Court. How could they know that you could give material evidence, when you had no conversation with him at all?</p>
<p>Prisoner. I have known that man some time; I knew his name was Barrington, that made me enquire after him. I had enquired after several others, that knew better of it than he did, but they are not here, because it was in the news paper, that the court would not sit to day.</p>
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<p>I am a coach-master, and live at the Pewter-platter, St. John's street; I have known the prisoner seven years; when I first knew him he was a farmer. I have bought many loads of hay of him; I do not know what he is now; I have not seen him above three or four times this year and half. I never heard any bad character of him.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I believe he saw me in the market that very day? - I saw him in Smithfield-market about two or three days before he was taken, near the Bear and Ragged-staff, by the Hog-market.</p>
<p>Court. What day was he taken?</p>
<p>Carpmeal On Monday the 18th.</p>
<p>Court. What had he got there?</p>
<p>Oliver. I did not see any thing that he had got; I saw him there, but did not speak to him.</p>
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<p>I am a farmer; the prisoner and I went to school together; I never knew any misbehaviour of him.</p>
<p>Have you known him lately? - Yes; he had misfortunes, and went to live towards London; he comes to our country very much, and bears a good character.</p>
<p>Oliver. Mr. Howard would have known nothing about it, but he brought me a load of hay to day, and so I told him of it.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice WILLES.</p>
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<p>I was called down stairs, it being dusk, to bring a candle; as I came down with the candle, I saw the prisoner going out; there was a woman looking at some goods. I was about to shut the glass door, because we could not hear what the woman said for the noise in the street. She said, do not shut the door, my husband is coming in: my husband then missed a bundle of stockings. I went to fetch a constable, and saw the prisoner, at the corner of George-yard, with the stockings under his coat; he attempted to run away; I laid hold of his coat, upon which he dropped the stockings, and a man took them up.</p>
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<p>I saw the prisoner standing at the corner of George-yard. Mrs. Berry came up, and said, you villain, you have my property! he asked what she meant by that, and attempted to run away; she laid hold of his coat, and he dropped the stockings. I pursued him, and never lost sight of him till I took him.</p>
<p>[The prisoner did not say any thing in his defence.]</p>
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<p>On the 6th of May, at about nine o'clock at night, as I was going along the street, I felt something at my pocket; I turned, and saw the prisoner with my handkerchief; he put it behind him. I secured the handkerchief; he ran off, and I pursued, and took him.</p>
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<p>I was present when the prisoner was taken; I saw him attempt to stab Mr. Caswell; I helped to take him.</p>
<p>They threw brickbats at me, and used me very ill. I hope you will forgive me; it is the first offence I have been guilty of.</p>
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<p>I found the bonnet at the corner of Turn-again-lane; the witness stopped me; he took it from me, and bid me go about my business; I said no; I did not believe by his appearance that it belonged to him, and I should be glad to see the owner of the property; he said I should not, I should give him a shilling, and go about my business.</p>
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<p>The prisoner is a soldier; I am serjeant of the company he belongs to; he has sold me a great number of brushes for a twelvemonth past; the brushes were taken from me.</p>
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<p>The brushes were my own; I made brushes, and sold them to Mr. Mayer for above a twelvemonth.</p>
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<p>I saw the prisoner put the tool into his pocket; as he was going out I stopped him, and the tools were found upon him.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. He pulled them out of his pocket before the constable came.</p>
<p>[They were produced in court, and deposed to by the prosecutor.]</p>
<p>The apprentice and another man wanted to raise money to go to a chair club, and having no other conveniency, they put these things in my pocket while I was at dinner; I knew nothing of it till four o'clock in the afternoon.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>Court. When you had seen a woman rob you in the room, you put out the candle, and went to bed, and slept very comfortably? - I did. Between one and two in the morning I was waked by the landlady of
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<p>Had you been drinking over night? - I had; but I was not so drunk but that I knew what passed: the man Draper keeps company with, and the other prisoner, were upon the landing place of the stairs when I went in.</p>
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<p>[The prisoners were not put on their defence.]</p>
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<p>How can you be sure you had your watch after Edgers left you? Did you go to bed in your breeches? - No; they lay under my head.</p>
<p>As soon as you got up from Edgers, you went to bed to Hughes? - No; she came to bed to me.</p>
<p>Did you give her any thing? - Yes; a shilling.</p>
<p>What did you give Edgers? - Four shillings. I was asleep when Hughes went away; when I waked, I missed my watch, and half a guinea, and two shillings.</p>
<p>Did you find your watch again? - Yes, the next week. Hughes came again, and pulling off one of my stockings waked me.</p>
<p>Did you go to bed in your stockings? - Yes.</p>
<p>What was she going to steal your stockings? - Yes; I went to snatch at my stocking, and she snatched my breeches from under my head, and went to the other end of the room and dropped them; the half guinea and two shillings were in my stocking; they had pulled that stocking off before I waked, and were pulling the other off.</p>
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<p>On the 16th of May, I saw the two prisoners get out of a coach in Whitechapel; Edgers went down Petticoat-lane to a house that I knew was the house of a receiver of stolen goods; as she was going in, I asked her if she had any thing to sell? She said, what was that to me? I had no money to buy; I said, I had money enough; I took her into a public house, and she showed me the watch; I told her I must stop her and the watch too; she said it was her husband's watch; that he was out of bread; she said his name was
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<p>I was with the prosecutor along with Edgers and Hughes; he gave me a shilling, and afterwards a sixpence, which I gave to Edgers.</p>
<p>Was you in bed with him too? - Yes.</p>
<p>Were you both in bed together? - No;
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<p>So Sarah Edgers would not divide the four shillings with you? - I had but five farthings.</p>
<p>How came you to turn evidence? - I had only five farthings, and that they gave me for thread to mend my gown, which they had torn.</p>
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<p>I am an headborough belonging to Justice Welch's office. At the corner of Hog-lane I was spoke to by a woman, who said this girl and some others had robbed a countryman of some money; he said he had lost a watch, and that this was one of the girls, and gave me charge of her; I took her to a public house; (this was about four in the afternoon) I said, do you know any thing of the matter? She said,
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<p>I never was in the room with this man at all; I never handled his breeches, nor saw the watch, till I saw it at the justice's.</p>
<p>They swear so hard, and are so rigid, they will swear black is white, so that it is of no use to say any thing. The prosecutor and the evidence said they would hang us if they could.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice WILLES.</p>
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<note>[Branding. See summary.]</note> </rs> </p>
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<p>Was there any complaint made of a deficiency in the linen? - There was, about two hours after she was gone.</p>
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<p>I was one of the persons employed to take the prisoner; I apprehended her at the office door in Litchfield-street; I searched her in the office, and found a pocket-book upon her, with duplicates in it (producing them).</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Humphry's, a pawnbroker, in West-street, Seven-Dials; the prisoner pawned the several things mentioned in the indictment with me, in the name of Montgomery; she said she was a house-keeper in Brook-street, Soho; the whole were pawned for 13 l. 12 s. they were pawned at different times, two table cloths together, for a guinea.</p>
<p>[They were produced in court.]</p>
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<p>I am laundry maid, at Mr. Broadhead's; I can swear to every one of these articles produced.</p>
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<p>There are a pair of fine sheets there that do not belong to Mr. Broadhead; there is a Bon them, but the owner's name was Blake.</p>
<p>Mr. Broadhead: When she left my service; she gave up two keys, but not the key of the linen.</p>
<p>Court to Artz. She pawned these things at
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<p>Did she ever take any out of pawn again? - Yes, frequently.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave her a good character.]</p>
<p>Prisoner. My master himself knows I had not given up the keys; I did not pawn them with a view to wrong my master. My master told me in Clerkenwell prison, if I would own it, he would forgive me.</p>
<p>Mr. Broadhead. I called on her in Clerkenwell prison, as I had bills coming in every day, that I had given her the money to discharge; I went to ask her, if she would tell me what bills were out-standing against me; I said nothing as to the linen.</p>
<p>Court to the prosecutor. Was there any wages due to her? - Only thirty-five shillings when she left me.</p>
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<p>How old are you? - Fourteen.</p>
<p>Do you know the nature of an oath? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did you know
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<interp inst="t17780603-44-person343" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> ? - Yes; she was about six years old; the prisoner threw a stone at her in the street where we were at play.</p>
<p>Was the girl at play with you? - No; she was standing upon the bench to see us play; Yeaton was standing amongst us all.</p>
<p>Who did he throw the stone at? - I cannot tell who he threw it at in particular; we were all playing at kicking one another's hats about; the stone hit her, and knocked her off the bench; she fell between two of the benches.</p>
<p>What street was this in? - Facing Thomas's-street.</p>
<p>Did you see her fall? - Yes; I saw her tumble off the bench; she was taken up, and carried into her own house.</p>
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<interp inst="t17780603-44-person344" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> know that he had hit her? - Yes.</p>
<p>What sort of a stone was it? - It was a piece of brick.</p>
<p>You had not quarrelled amongst yourselves, had you? - I do not know, that we had; I asked him to let me play; he said I should not play.</p>
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<interp inst="t17780603-44-person345" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , the surgeon deposed, that the contusion on the left side of the child's head was the occasion of its death the next day.]</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Baron HOTHAM.</p> </div1>
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<p>[He was charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the like murder.]</p>
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<p>I keep a public-house; I saw the prisoner driving a cart on the 15th of May; he was against the shaft horse; he was coming out of Drury-lane into the
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<p>Was the prisoner on the side next the foot-path, or the other side? - He was on the foot-path; I suppose the child was thirteen or fourteen months old.</p>
<p>How near was the fore horse of the cart to the child when you first saw the child? - The fore horse was beyond the child's head before I saw it; he was driving very gently.</p>
<p>Do you think he saw the child's head? - I stood on the steps of my door; I cried out
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<p>Was not the parent, nor nurse, nor no one near this child? - I did not see any one; it is a narrow place; there is not room for two carriages to pass one another.</p>
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