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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178101100001"/>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 10th of January, 1781, and the following Days;
<p>Being the SECOND SESSION in the Mayoralty of The Right Honble. Sir
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<p>Printed for
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178101100002"/>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 Honourable Sir
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<p>London Jury.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex Jury.</p>
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<p>Who was the person that robbed you? - The prisoner.</p>
<p>Did you know him before? - I never saw the man before to my knowledge; it was very dark; I pursued him immediately down
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<p>What was you robbed off? - Two half crowns and a bundle of linen, containing six shirts, ten linen handkerchiefs, and three pair of cotton stockings.</p>
<p>In what manner did he accost you? - I overtook him going up the hill; as I was going past him he seemed to keep close to my elbow; I spoke to him and said it was slippery walking, he made no reply; we walked on ten yards farther; then he turned about and clapped the bayonet to my breast and demanded my money. I said friend I have but very little money for you. He told me to be quick he must have it. Upon that I gave him two half crowns. He asked me if I had any more? I told him no; and then he asked me what I had got in my bundle? I believe I told him some dirty linen. He said he must have it; and as soon as he had got it he ran down the hill.</p>
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<p>I was coming home, on Saturday night the 23d of December, through St. James's park, a man cried out stop thief! stop thief! I saw the man he was pursuing run up Constitution hill; I ran up to him, upon which he clapped a bayonet to my breast; I drew back from him till
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<p>I heard a man crying out stop thief! I came up to the last witness; the prisoner had a naked bayonet in his hand, I rushed up to him and took the bayonet out of his hand (producing it.) When we came to the justice's we found two half crowns upon him.</p>
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<p>I have nothing to say unless to beg the mercy of the court; it is the first fault I ever did in my life.</p>
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<p>My house was broke open on the 14th of December. I went out in the afternoon between four and five o'clock.</p>
<p>Did you leave any person in the house? - No one at all. Before I went out I fastened the window with a gimlet in the inside and fastened the door. I returned between seven and eight in the evening as near as I can recollect; I saw my window open, and put my head in at the window to see if any person was in the house; it being dark I could not see any one. When I looked in I heard the noise of a foot twice upon the floor; I would not leave the window but called some of the neighbours to bring me a light. Before I could have a light brought me the prisoner came out at the window. I took hold of him by the shoulder. He desired me to let him go. I said I would not, I would know what reason he had to be in my house; I held him till some of my neighbours came to my assistance, and then delivered him into the hands of the officer
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<p>Prisoner. How far was I from the door when you took hold of me? - As soon as he came out at the window I took hold of him; he hardly got off the window before I took hold of his shoulder; I never let him go.</p>
<p>Did you see him come out at the window? - I did.</p>
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<p>I am an headborough. On the 14th of last month, between seven and eight in the evening, I took charge of the prisoner at the request of Mrs. West. I found a gimlet upon him, which she swore before the magistrate was the gimlet the window was fastened down with. (It was produced in court.)</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. This is the gimblet I fastened the window with, I know it by the crack in the head of it.</p>
<p>What did you find besides?</p>
<p>Whiteway. Nothing more but a knife; he denied being in the house, and said the gimlet was not her's, but he had had it sometimes. I do not remember that he said how he came by it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. That gentleman did not take me, I was delivered up in Justice Sherwood's office to him.</p>
<p>Whiitway. Yes by the woman and some of the neighbours.</p>
<p>You did not see him taken? - No.</p>
<p>I was going past to the tide work at Glasgow wharf; it was dark. This woman was sitting at the window; when I got about eight yards past her she cried stop thief! I stopped, and she came up and laid hold of me opposite a publick-house door. Some people came about and they carried me to Justice Sherwood's office, and gave me in charge to that man. I am as innocent of it as the child unborn.</p>
<p>To Whiteway. Did he tell you this story when you was charged with him? - I do not remember that he made any such defence.</p>
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<p>I saw the prisoner going out of Daniel's shop, with a bag of green tea in his hand of 26 lb. weight, it was a little before seven in the evening of the 4th of this month.</p>
<p>Where is the shop? - No. 3, Southampton-street, Covent-garden.</p>
<p>Is it an open shop? - It is. He opened the door and came in.</p>
<p>Was the door shut? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did you see him come in? - No, but I saw the door shut not a minute before I saw him go out.</p>
<p>Might any other person have opened the door and come in in the interval of time; it is a shop I suppose where people are continually going in and coming out? - It is.</p>
<p>Then you cannot take upon you to be sure he opened the door; it might be opened by other persons? - It was shut not above a minute before.</p>
<p>The tea was Mr. Daniel's property and it was Mr. Daniel's dwelling-house, was it? - Yes.</p>
<p>I was going of an errand to Pimlico, coming up this street they called stop thief! and laid hold of me.</p>
<p>To Fisher. Did you take him with the tea upon him? - I saw him throw it out of his hands on the other side of the way; I saw him go from the door, and cross the way.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Lord Chief Baron SKYNNER.</p>
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<p>I was robbed this day was fortnight. I was very late out with a gentlewoman at Marybone.</p>
<p>What are you? - I take in a little washing, and nurse children.</p>
<p>How late was you there? - Above half after eleven at night. I had a bundle of linen. I came to the grenadiers at St. James's gate; I asked if they could help me to a man to see me safe to
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<p>Did the prisoner undertake to guard you to Buckingham-gate? - Yes, across the Park. I gave him sixpence under the piazzas. He took my lantern, and he said would carry it for me; he carried it a little way and then returned it again. He then asked me to let him carry my bundle? I refused, because the linen was wet and might dirt his clothes. I went a little farther; then he asked again to carry it? I refused. He then took it from me, and said he would carry it. I went a little way and asked for the linen again; I said it was wet, I was afraid it would dirt his clothes. He said, no, he would carry it. When I got into the park, he seemed rather to lag behind; I turned and looked, I thought it was very odd a
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<p>You did not suspect he meant to rob you? - No I did not. He never came back. A gentleman and lady advised me to go and have the roll of the guard called; I did directly, and the prisoner was the only man missing. The serjeant took me to the sentinel again to know what man he recommended to me. The sentinel said it was Peach. The man's cap fell off in the palace, when he took my lantern from me; I looked at him and am sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>Did you see his face clearly? - I saw his face quite clearly.</p>
<p>Had you any reason at that time to take particular notice of his face? - Not at all. I turned and looked at him several times, not that I thought the man was a thief.</p>
<p>Have you seen the things since you lost them? - Justice Durden sent for me the day after, and there I saw them.</p>
<p>Do you know that these things are your's? - Yes. There are separate clouts I brought from Marybone; the gentlewoman lies in. Some are opened at one end and
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178101100006"/> not sewed down. I have nursed the lady twice and know the things.</p>
<p>Was there any thing in the bundle but what you had lost? - No.</p>
<p>Whose possession did you see them in? - Justice Durden's.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did not you come to the king's guard next morning, and you was asked if you knew the man, and you said no? - The colonel called the men up and asked me if I knew the man? I said I could not tell. I looked at him; they were ranked; I did not see him in the first row; I looked again and saw the man and that is the prisoner.</p>
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<p>I am a soldier's wife.</p>
<p>What do you know relative to this charge? - Nothing. On last Thursday was a week to the best of my knowledge, between seven and eight o'clock, I was in bed; a young woman came in and asked me if I had got a pair of shoes to sell? I said I had not. She asked me to recommend her to a lodging; I said I could to Mrs. Atkins. She had a few things and asked me to let my girl shew her the way to the door. I said she should. She said she would leave some things she had in a bundle; I said she might; that it would be very safe, and she left them.</p>
<p>Who was that woman? - I do not know, she goes by the name of Peach; they are girls of the town; they give themselves different names. I went the next night to the merriment; the next morning my girl said she was afraid I had got something not right. I got the advice of the neighbours about it, and by their advice I carried the bundle to Justice Durden, and left it in his possession. There was a double laced cap, a table-cloth, and some other things in the bundle.</p>
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<p>I took the prisoner in bed on Thursday the 28th of December, between one and two o'clock by virtue of a warrant from Justice Durden. At that time the prosecutrix swore to the man.</p>
<p>To the Prosecutrix. How came he to be let go at large, after you had pointed him out? - The colonel said the man could not be apprehended at the king's palace, upon which we made an application for a warrant. The colonel undertook to deliver him up upon the parade next morning. When I applied to the justice of peace, a serjeant of the guards attended, and he undertook to bring the sentinel who received two-pence for calling the prisoner, and the prisoner next morning, but he did not do it.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. The prosecutrix brought a warrant to me; we went and endeavoured to find the man out; I went to the Horse-Guards, and could not find him. I saw the pay serjeant; he went with me and Matthews went to the Rose and Crown, thinking to find him there; he was not there. He went with me and showed me where he lived. We found him in bed. I apprehended him. As soon as he rose up in bed Matthews said, that is the man.</p>
<p>Was you at the justice's? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was any serjeant of the Guards there? - Yes; he said at the time of the alarm he was required to call the roll, and that this man was absent.</p>
<p>Did he undertake any thing? - Yes, he was ordered by Justice Addington to bring the two sentinels the next morning.</p>
<p>And he undertook to bring the two sentinels? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was you there the next morning? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did he bring them? - No.</p>
<p>Prisoner. The woman was not there when I rose out of the bed, she was below stairs.</p>
<p>To the Prosecutrix. Was you present when he was apprehended? - I was when he was dressing; and I said, constable, that is your prisoner.</p>
<p>She was down below stairs, she was not up in the room; I never saw the woman with my eyes; I never saw any thing she had; she has swore very false against me.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>I was coming along, near the Broad Sanctuary, at the end where the Old Gatehouse was, the prisoner passed by me with a bundle under his arm. Hearing a woman's voice calling out stop thief, a soldier with a bundle, I ran immediately to seize the soldier; when he found me near him he dropped the bundle; I did not stop to pick up the bundle but secured him immediately. The woman came up and picked up the bundle. He was carried before a magistrate, who committed him.</p>
<p>I was in that house; and the woman was in at the same time; she asked me to give her a glass of gin. I said I could not afford it. She asked me to buy something of her. I bought a pair of sleeve buttons for a penny; she asked me to toss up for a quartern of gin. I would not, but went out of the house directly; going home I recollected I should go to the washerwoman's for a shirt for the next morning. I ran back in haste; as I was running along the street, I ran against a woman who had a bundle upon her head, the bundle fell down; I continued running on till I heard the cry of stop thief, I turned round and asked what was the matter. They seized me, and said I had robbed the woman. I never had the bundle.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Lord Chief Baron SKYNNER.</p> </div1>
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<p>I was going from Southampton-court, Queen's-square, to Norton-street, Marybone, on the 7th of December; I went across the fields; four of my acquaintance went with me to see me safe across the fields. They left me in Tottenham-court Road, just above the Tabernacle; I was going along
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<p>When he said that had you charged him with any thing? - No; the watchman took them to the watch-house. I saw the buckles after they were found in the road just by the pales; one of them was in
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<p>Are you certain the prisoners are the persons who robbed you? - I am very positive of it.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman. I heard a rattle swing in Tottenham-court road; I heard a man holloa stop thief! when I came up I saw the prosecutor; I asked him what was the matter? He said these two men, who were the prisoners, have robbed me; and he desired me to assist him, which I did.</p>
<p>What did they say? - They said they were not guilty.</p>
<p>How were the prisoners going? - Walking up towards me just by where we stopped them; I saw one of these men pick up the buckles.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman. I heard thieves and watch called; I ran as fast as I could and came up to them; there were the prisoners and the prosecutor all three standing still together. I found one buckle in the dust three or four yards over the pales near which they stood; they stood about three yards from the pales; the prosecutor, as soon as he saw it, said that was his buckle. We took the prisoners
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<p>Prosecutor. I believe these to be mine but there is no particular mark upon them.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman. I heard a man cry out stop thief and watch! I went up and assisted in apprehending the prisoners; the prosecutor said he had lost his buckles and his money.</p>
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<p>I was in Tottenham-court road. I heard the prosecutor call out stop thief! I came up to his assistance; two of the watchmen were just before me; I assisted in taking the prisoners to the watch-house; they had hold of them when I came up.</p>
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<p>I apprehended the prisoners. I searched one of them I found three pence upon him, but the prosecutor could not swear to the half-pence. I found one of the buckles, when I went back, on the dust hill.</p>
<p>Was it near where the prisoners were apprehended? - I cannot tell where they were apprehended, but it was in the dust place, within three or four yards of where the other buckle was found.</p>
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<p>I took the prisoners into custody when they were brought to the watch-house.</p>
<p>I had been to Hampstead, I went there at four in the afternoon to see an acquaintance; I staid drinking there till nine or ten at night. Coming home I went with this man Dobey to an house to drink. I came after that down Tottenham-court road; this man holloa'd out stop thief! we were walking at our leisure; the watchman came and laid hold of us, and the prosecutor said we were the two men who had robbed him. I never saw him before in my life.</p>
<p>For Larby.</p>
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<p>I can say nothing more than Larby has said.</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Did you lose any money in the month of November last? - I believe it was about that time, about thirty pounds; it was in a box in the room where I sleep, in Mr. Childs' house.</p>
<p>Was the box locked? - I cannot say; I found it unlocked when I missed my money. I had never found it unlocked before; I used to keep it locked.</p>
<p>Was it unlocked, or had it been broke open? - Unlocked; my money was gone.</p>
<p>How long before you missed your money had you seen it? - About four days.</p>
<p>Did you count your money? - No; it was in a paper; I cannot say how long before I had counted it.</p>
<p>For days before had you seen the money or only the paper? - The money; I opened the paper. At the time I lost my money the prisoner was flush of money and was changing gold. He was a
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<p>Was he taken up? - Yes; the serjeant
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<p>What did he change then? - About three guineas; I don't know what he changed before; we had him before Justice Hayes, who committed him to prison; I can say nothing more against him.</p>
<p>Are there any other witnesses? - Only where he changed some money.</p>
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<p>On the twenty second of October I lost my watch in the Park; there was a swivel seal and key to it. As I was coming down the Park the prisoner asked me where I was going? I told her I was going home; she persuaded me to go with her. I went with her from the Mall as it is called towards the gate that goes into Fludyer-street; she made a stop near
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<p>Did you perceive her when she did it? - Not at that juncture of time; when she left me she made a run; as soon as I perceived her to run I put my hand to the side of my fob and missed my watch.</p>
<p>When was the last time before that that you knew the watch was in your pocket? - About ten minutes before.</p>
<p>Are you sure it was in your pocket when this woman came up to you? - Yes; I am perfectly sure of it; I pursued her when I saw her make a run, she made a flip out of the Park into Fludyer-street. I thought my watch was lost, I went home to bed. The next morning I went to the man who had mended it in Wood-street, and told him I had lost my watch; he advised me to advertise it, which I did three days and heard nothing of it. In the Christmas week I had an information where the watch was; I went to Sir
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<p>I bought a watch of the prisoner she told me she found it.</p>
<p>(Carpmeal did not appear to produce the the watch.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.</p> </div1>
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<p>Had you any care of these bottles? - No. He told me a man had been taken up with a hamper on his back that was supposed to be taken out of our hall and was in a stable yard behind the house. I went to the place and saw the prisoner with a number of people about him who had stopped him; the hamper had been taken from him; it contained twenty four empty bottles. I knew the hamper to belong to us by a parchment direction on it to John Beach, Esq. Hackney, who is one of the partners of the house. I went to Mr. Plummer, and one of the clerks went with the prisoner to the compting-house while I went to Mr. Plummer who was out.</p>
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<p>The hamper had been in my hall about a fortnight; it had two dozen of empty bottles in it; it was directed to John Beach, Esq. Hackney. I had observed the direction several times, it was my hamper.</p>
<p>A man asked me if I would earn a shilling and gave me this hamper to carry to Leaden-hall street. I had not gone far before this man stopped me.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1>
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<p>When had you last seen that ring before they came in? - I cannot take upon me to say.</p>
<p>Had you seen it that day? - I cannot say; I put it in the case the day before. When I went after the women and brought them back the prisoner threw the ring down on the counter. When I first went out I did not see them in the street; I looked up a passage beside the house and saw them running; I ran after them; I took hold of the prisoner's hand and said you must come back; one of you have taken a diamond ring! she said how could I think such a thing! I said I was sure they had; she hesitated at the end of the passage, but then went into the shop and threw the ring down on the counter.</p>
<p>Did only the prisoner or both go back to the shop? - Both; I met a friend in the passage who brought back the other; but before she came into the shop I saw the prisoner throw the ring into the drawer which I had left on the counter; it struck on a pair of spectacles; she took her hand from under her cloak and threw it in the drawer.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>Did any other person see her throw it in the drawer? - No; there was no person in the shop but she and me.</p>
<p>Did not you examine them both? - They were taken up and examined.</p>
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<p>I was at dinner in the parlour. I heard Mrs. Lewis call out very loud Mr. Lewis; I looked and saw she had hold of the prisoner by both her wrists.</p>
<p>That was when she was brought back? - Yes; there was no person in the shop then but the prisoner and Mrs. Lewis.</p>
<p>Did you see her throw the ring in the drawer? - No.</p>
<p>(The ring was produced by
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<p>When I came into the shop there was a great quantity of people in the shop.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. There was no person in the shop when they came in.</p>
<p>When they were brought back was not there a number of people came in with them? - No; only my friend who brought in the other woman.</p>
<p>For the Prisoner.</p>
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<p>I live on my means; I have freehold and leasehold estates in London and in the country.
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<p>I am a lace manufacturer; I have known the prisoner four or five years; she always bore a good character.</p>
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<p>Tried by the London Jury before Mr. COMMON SERJEANT.</p> </div1>
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<p>Did you know them before? - Yes, as being people of bad character. The prisoner swore he would have it. There were two master-shoemakers in the bar. Thinking they were Christmas-box people, they persuaded me to draw it, as they promised not to sit down, but go as soon as they had drank it. They staid about half an hour, standing by the fire. My husband came in by that time and said to them, gentlemen, what business have you here, and desired them to go out. They had drank the beer and wanted more; they insisted upon staying, that caused a great wrangle, a scuffle ensued between my husband and them; the prisoner threw me down and picked my pocket.</p>
<p>Are you sure Lions threw you down? - Yes.</p>
<p>Were any of the others near you at the time? - No. When I got up I went to the bar, and Lions was gone out then. When I got to the bar, I said I was robbed of every sixpence in gold I had got. I had in my pocket a guinea, a half guinea, and upwards of twenty shillings in silver.</p>
<p>What reason have you to suppose Lions picked your pockets while you was down? - Because I found he was upon me when I was down, and had both his arms round me to my pocket.</p>
<p>In what situation was you on the ground? - Upon my face; I turned my head and saw him.</p>
<p>How long was you on the ground? - Not above half a minute. I had given him change for sixpence for the pot of beer just before, and my money was safe then.</p>
<p>Did you find any of the money again? - No, we went immediately after him, and took him between one and two in the morning. I charged the watchman with him. There was a guinea, a half guinea, and some silver and halfpence found upon him; the constable has it.</p>
<p>Prisoner. There were a great number of people in the house at the time I threw her down. I never went out of the room till all the rest of the people were gone; we had seven or eight pots of beer.</p>
<p>Lego. It is every word of it false; they had but that one pot of beer in the house.</p>
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<p>I keep a publick-house in Petticoat-lane. When I came in, the prisoner and two others were there. Knowing the prisoner in particular, I desired them to go out, for they had no business there. The prisoner refused to go out, he said he would stay as long as there was any company there. I endeavoured to get them out; which occasioned a scuffle; the prisoner was down upon my wife with his arms under her apron, with a pretence to lift her up. Says he Mrs. Lego, I will lift you up.</p>
<p>Did you see his hands under her apron? - Yes, she lay upon her face.</p>
<p>Do you know what money she had? - No, she had a guinea and four half-crowns of me at noon. I saw the prisoner searched, there were found a half guinea and fourteen shillings in one pocket, and six shillings and sixpence in another; the guinea and a half crown and two shillings were afterwards found in his shoes.</p>
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<p>The prisoner was brought to the watch-house; I searched him, and in his breeches pocket I found half a guinea, seven shillings and sixpence in silver, and ten-pence-half-penny. Then we searched all his pockets, and there was money found in every one to the amount, in the whole, of sixteen shillings and some halfpence, we took him to the Compter. When the rest of the watchmen were gone he said, d - n them all, I have flung them now, I have ten guineas about me. I desired to have a candle, I took him out of the kitchen into the parlour and searched him. I found in his shoes a guinea, a half-crown, two shillings in silver, and three penny-worth of halfpence.</p>
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<p>I went to this house. I had several pots of beer. Lego came in and blew the candles out, and said we should have no more beer there, and fell a fighting with one Morris, and said we should go. Morris and he were quarrelling together, and his wife came to take him away; then we all went out of the house. I went out first; we went into Bird's gin-shop, and drank several quarterns of gin together. Lego took another man first to the watch-house, and then came back and took me, and carried me to the Compter. I took my money out of my pocket as I was going to the Compter and put it into my shoes, for safety. I was much in liquor. I did not know what I was about. My head has been fractured, and I do not know what I am about when I am in liquor.</p>
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<p>How do you know it was your barrel of fish? - I know the barrel very well though there was no particular mark upon it.</p>
<p>Did they give any account how they came by it? - They said they found it in the horse-way in the street.</p>
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<p>Do you know where Bishop the oil and colour-man lives in Broad St. Giles's? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was you there on Friday last? - Yes, playing about the door; there was a cask lying on the iron rails of the cellar window; two soldiers took it and attempted to help it upon one of their backs; his hat fell off, and then they rolled it along the ground towards Holbourn, and went up Bow-street.</p>
<p>Did you see any person stop them? - I saw Mr. Bishop's man stop them and collar them both; he took them home. I took care of the barrel, and then it was rolled home.</p>
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<p>To Reynolds. When you saw the prisoners roll the cask away, did you see three men? - No.</p>
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<p>Where was the bag? - In the middle of the street. I came up to them and asked the prisoner if he belonged to that cart? He said yes. There was a cart standing by. I saw part of it come out of the cart. I went about five yards farther, and heard the other man bid him lift the bag on his shoulder. He did so, and shut the cart door. Then I went up to the prisoner again and asked him where he was going with the cart? He said to Watkins's, the dyer. I asked him where that was. He gave no answer to that; then I suspected he did not belong to the cart, and took him into custody. I asked where the carman was? He said at the publick-house, and he would fetch him. I said he should not, and took him about twenty yards up my father's yard, and I met the carman and asked if he had lost a wrapper? He went to the cart, and said he had. I told him to go up the street and he would overtake the other man. He did, but could not meet with him; he got clear off with the goods. I told him I saw the prisoner take the things out of the cart.</p>
<p>Prisoner. Did you see me take the things out of the cart? - Yes; it was all in one piece. I saw part of it come out of the cart and he pushed it into the bag.</p>
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<p>On the 23d of December I lost thirty yards of woollen cloth out of my cart. I saw it in the cart when I went into Mr. Seward's yard. I went up to ask a question. There was a load of hay, I could not get my cart up the yard; coming back I met the last witness; he asked me if I had lost any thing? I went to the cart, and missed the cloth. He said he saw two men putting it into a black bag, and that one of them was gone up Compton-street, opposite the yard, and the other he had secured. I ran up Compton-street after the man and made enquiry, but could hear nothing of him.</p>
<p>The other man stopped me and asked me to help him up with the bag. I know nothing of it. I helped him up and he went away with it. This man came up and stopped me. He would not stop the man who had the property.</p>
<p>To Mulgrave. What did he say when he was charged with it? - He flatly denied that he knew any thing of it.</p>
<p>(The prisoner called his father and mother who gave him a good character.)</p>
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<p>How do you know she went up into the garret and took the sheets? - Because she confessed it. She was taken on the top of the house, and was carried to Justice Durden, who committed her. The pawnbroker has the sheets, one pair she pawned, the other she threw at the man's head who alarmed the house.</p>
<p>When did she own it? - Before the justice. I was present. She confessed she had pawned two pair of sheets.</p>
<p>Were the sheets your property? - They are my brother's property, because I cannot act in my husband's name.</p>
<p>Were the sheets purchased with your brother's money? - Yes, for me to have the care of them.</p>
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<p>I am son to the prosecutrix, who lives in
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<p>I found the spoons upon the prisoner. (They were produced in court.)</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178101100016"/>To Pearson. Whose spoons are they? - My mother's; they were marked A. M. P.</p>
<p>When did you see them before they were missing? - A day or two; all the plate was under lock and key, but five old silver table spoons, and a few tea spoons; two of them were taken.</p>
<p>To Haliburton. What do you know of this? - A young man whose name is Radford, servant to a silversmith, sent to Bow-street to inform us that a lad had offered a silver spoon to sale. I went down, when I came he shewed me a spoon. I searched the prisoner and found this spoon in his pocket; by its appearance it was the fellow of one he had offered to sell. The silversmith is not the spoon is marked A. M. P. The prisoner told me he had them from Mr. Pearson's in Water-street.</p>
<p>Did he tell you he had them from Mr. Pearso n's? - No; he cried and said he should be hanged.</p>
<p>Mr. Pearson. The boy (the prisoner) has not been above two months from Bengal; I beg for all the mercy the court can show him.</p>
<p>I have nothing to say to it.</p>
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<p>(The witnesses were examined apart at the request of the prisoners.)</p>
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<p>'I live in New Gravel lane; I
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17810110-17-victim183 t17810110-17-viclabel94"/>. On Thursday the 4th of January between nine and ten at night I went to a public house the King's Arms, it is now called the Jolly Sailor, to order a pint of beer; it is about one hundred yards from my house; I staid in the house about two minutes. Going home I was stopped by the three prisoners and one who is not taken.</p>
<p>Did you know any of them before? - No; I never saw either of them in my life before to my knowledge. They were all coming a-breast; the outside one who is not taken, and who is a lad of about thirteen or fourteen years of age struck me on the breast; I asked what it was for; he immediately gave me another blow in the face and said, you bouger take that. I endeavoured to seize him; upon which the three prisoners laid hold of me. Thompson seised me by the hair behind; Henley laid hold of my breast; and Smith laid hold of a silk handkerchief I had on my neck and throttled me so that I could not call out for any assistance. When they had me fast one of them with a knife or some other instrument wounded me in the throat. The wound was in length two inches; there was a knife found upon the man.</p>
<p>You do not know who stabbed you? - No.</p>
<p>Did you receive much injury from that wound? - Very great; I am bound up for it now; I have a doctor attending me every day. I cannot eat my victuals on account of it.</p>
<p>Look at the prisoners, are you sure they are the persons who used you in this manner? - Yes. When I was robbed of my handkerchief I called out I was robbed of my handkerchief, and never quitted Henley till by the assistance of a sailor belonging to a privateer I got him into my shop.</p>
<p>You don't know who took it? -
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<p>Are you sure Smith and Thompson are the two women that served you in this manner? - I am quite sure.</p>
<p>Was you quite sober? - Yes.</p>
<p>What did Smith do? - She took away my handkerchief.</p>
<p>What did Thompson do? - She was holding me by my hair when I received the cut.</p>
<p>Smith. He said before the justice it was
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<p>Thompson. Whether or no, when he met me in the street, he did not knock me down and give the first assault? - No; I never laid hands on her till I was getting Henley in; then she got hold of my hair again and a person came to my assistance and disentangled her hands from my hair. I never laid hands on her.</p>
<p>What sort of an handkerchief was it? - An India silk handkerchief.</p>
<p>You have laid it to be worth three shillings? - Yes; it was not much worse than new.</p>
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<p>I live right facing Mr. Davis's in New Gravel lane. As I was sitting at my fire side last Thursday night, I heard a noise; I came to the door to see what was the matter; I heard a man say, I am robbed, I have lost my handkerchief; I crossed the way and saw that Henley had hold of Mr. Davis by the breast, and the woman was hanging by the hair of his head.</p>
<p>Did you know his voice? - No; not till I had crossed the way.</p>
<p>When you had crossed the way did you see any of the people there? - Yes; all three of them. The middle one Smith had him by the hair. I saw them the next day at the justice's and knew them directly.</p>
<p>In what situation was Davis with regard to Smith? - She had hold of him by the hair of his head, the hind part. The man had hold of him by the collar or breast.</p>
<p>Is that the man you say had hold of him by the breast? - Yes.</p>
<p>Did you see the other woman do any thing? - No; if she did any thing it was before I came out.</p>
<p>Did you know any of those people before? - No; I never saw any of them to my knowledge in my life.</p>
<p>Are you certain they are the people? - Yes.</p>
<p>What did you do? - I took Smith's hands out of Mr. Davis's hair and said what are you about.</p>
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<p>I am headborough of the parish of St. Paul's Shadwell. I was sitting in a publick-house the Three Tuns; some women came up and said a man was robbed.</p>
<p>You was not present at this transaction? - No; I went down to Gravel lane, and took a knife from the man; it was all over blood. They told me it was one Mr. Davis had been robbed; I went into his house and saw him all of a gore of blood; Davis could hardly speak. I asked him which was the man; Davis shewed me Henley and said that is the man, and I secured Henley and searched him, and found upon him this knife; I put it in a piece of paper, it has never been out of my custody since (producing a clasp knife all stained over with blood;) his coat was all over blood at the same time. I would have kept his coat to produce in court, but the justice said, as it was cold weather, I had better let him have his coat, and that I might mention it in court. Thompson, when she was going to the watch-house, said to the man, why did not you cut his wheezan over! Smith told them where to find the boy that had done it if they would go after him; they said he was gone to sea.</p>
<p>To Davis. Did you at the time you received the wound say the boy did it? - No.</p>
<p>Was the boy gone when you received the wound? - He was; and I saw no more of him.</p>
<p>Are you certain he was not the person who stabbed you? - He was not the person who stabbed me or took my handkerchief.</p>
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<p>I am headborough of St. Paul's Shadwell. I was going home about ten minutes after ten; I heard that Mr. Davis in New Gravel lane had been robbed and his throat cut by two men and some women. I went down to see him; a gentlewoman said she saw two women running up the gardens swearing all the way; they were about thirty yards from me; I followed them, it was a moon light night. I heard at a distance their conversation; they consulted together to go home. I took them both by the back of the neck and took them to Mr. Pigott's, and heard a word drop from the tall one that the
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<p>What was the conversation? - One said to the other, d - n your eyes don't go back; if they fix you, you will be done. I don't know which said that.</p>
<p>Why did she make use of that expression? - That I cannot take upon me to say; they said together, d - n your eyes if you go back you will be fixed; they will do you. One said her dear fellow was fixed and she would go back and see what was become of him. The other persuaded her not to go back.</p>
<p>Who had the handkerchief? - Smith had it in her side pocket. I took it down to Davis and shewed it him while the surgeon was with him.</p>
<p>Is it bloody now? - Yes; and my hands were all stained with it when I took it out of her pocket.</p>
<p>To Davis. Is that your handkerchief? - It is.</p>
<p>What does
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<p>I belong to a privateer, the Greyhound Cutter. I was coming on shore at Execution Dock. I went down that day and entered on board a man of war; I came on shore at night, and coming down New Gravel lane I met these two women and a little lad with them. I knew nothing of them before; I knew the boy, he was at sea with me on board the Resolution man of war. This lad happened to know me and asked me how I did; we had a few words together; he asked me to give him something to drink. I went down with them and treated them with a pot of purl. They all three went out of the house together; I staid behind and had a glass of gin to myself; after I came out I heard some screaming with these two women and that gentleman. I ran up and when I came up, he had knocked Thompson down; I said, is it not a shame to see a woman knocked down in this manner. Davis and Thompson were in an affray together; I saw him strike her on the head several times when she was down. I asked him how he could serve a woman so? He said he would serve me the same, and came and catched hold of me; then there was an affray between Davis and I, we both fought together; I thought I was not to stand to be struck by him without resenting it. Then the boy who was with them came between Davis and me; he caught fast hold of me after he got the cut; and would not let me go. I believe the boy gave him the cut, because he bragged of it when he went home and shewed the knife.</p>
<p>That is not the knife that is produced; I know the knife, it was a broad pointed one with a crack in the handle. We sent Forrester after the boy and they would not go to take him. In the skirmish this good man knocked the young woman down; I went to take up her hat and he pushed me down; I lost my handkerchief and cap; I picked up his handkerchief instead of my own; being wet I put it into my pocket; I picked it off the flag stones. In the alehouse they asked me where my handkerchief was? I said it was in my pocket; Pagitt said, search her she has something that is not her own; they pulled the handkerchief out of my pocket; when I saw it was bloody I was amazed, knowing it was not my own. I never saw the man before in my life.</p>
<p>As this young woman and a little boy and I were coming up New Gravel lane we met this young man; the little boy said he had been to sea with that young man; he asked him whether he would give him any thing to drink, for he had no money. We went into a publick house in New Gravel lane and had a pot of purl. This young woman and the little boy and I came out together and left Henley behind. We came about half a dozen doors from the publick house; that gentleman the prosecutor snatched my hat off my head; I asked him what that was for; he asked me whether I did not like it; I said I did not as I had given him no offence. He made no more to do but pushed me down. I holloa'd out, and this young man came up; as he was coming by I was crying and
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<p>To the prosecutor. You have heard what these women say, is it true? - There is not one word of truth in it. The whole circumstance was not above ten minutes before the doctor was sent for.</p>
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<p>I am the wife of the last witness. I was last up in the house; I went to bed about twelve o'clock on Wednesday the 15th of November. I bolted the door myself and made every thing fast. All the things in the indictment were lost at that time out of the house. I did not find any of them afterwards till the 17th of December, then a Mr. Maxwell was robbed. We heard of a man and woman being taken up in the neighbourhood. They were Joseph and
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<p>I am a constable. I found these things in Maple's lodgings (produces them) they have been in my custody ever since.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. These were the things found at the lodgings; they are my husband's property.</p>
<p>Balton. I found in this house under the bed where Joseph and his wife lay, several picklock keys, a centre bit, a lantern, and other things fit for carrying on this trade.</p>
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Seager. I was first up in the morning after the robbery. I got up a little before six; I found the back door open, and two great holes cut in it by means of which the bolt had been drawn back.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. This metal watch (producing it) was taken up by one of the duplicates, which the constable said he found in the house of
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<p>I found a child's frock in
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<p>Prosecutrix. This is my husband's property.</p>
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<p>I was with Bolton at the time he found the property.</p>
<p>Bolton. I found these things in
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. I took in two tablecloths on the 17th of November in the name of Maple. (The duplicate was produced which Bolton found in
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<p>I pledged a piece of stuff for
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<p>I had these things from one
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<p>These things which were found in the apartment where I lodged were brought in by another person; I do not know how they came there, I did not bring them there.</p>
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<p>Prisoner. Whether you saw me drop the bundle? - I did see him drop it.</p>
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<p>I know nothing of it. There was a mob of people; I stopped to see what was the matter. A man laid hold of me and said I had robbed this little boy.</p>
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<p>I am a watchman. On the 3d instant I met the prisoner with these casks; I asked what he had got? He said it was no business of mine. I asked him if he had got a permit? He used ill language. I swung my rattle and another person came to my assistance. I took the prisoner; he was taken to the cage. He said another man gave him a shilling to carry them.</p>
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<p>About twelve o'clock I heard a rattle go. I went to the assistance of the last witness. We took the prisoner to the cage. He would not tell where he was quartered; the next day he was carried before the justice. He passed by the prosecutor's door. The prosecutor came out and owned the tubs.</p>
<p>About four o'clock that evening I went into a publick-house, the Kettle Drum. I staid there till past eleven o'clock; when I went to go home the door was shut. I turned from thence up Catherine-street; going along Rosemary-lane, I wanted some house to drink in; I could find none open. I went home thinking to knock my landlord up, to be let in. I met a man with these casks; he asked me to carry them to the Strand, and offered me a shilling for it. I said I would; I carried them along; he followed me. The watchman held up his lantern and asked me what I had there? I said I did not know. I laid them down and turned round to look for the man, but could not see him. The watchman laid hold of my collar, and said I must go along with him. I said I would go without his holding my collar. They took me next morning to the justice. I told them where I was quartered. They took me to the house of the landlord, and he owned the cask.</p>
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<p>When had you seen them before last Friday? - About a week. I found my chest locked and these things were taken out. The prisoner,
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<p>I keep the One Tun. I was not at home when the things were found out. My sister-in-law sent to me. I sent for Mr. Rodd, the constable, and had the woman taken up. She denied it. The constable searched her pockets and found a tumbler glass in her pocket, which was my property. We took her to the watch-house. She denied it still. The constable and I took Hutchins up. A soldier who was quartered upon me had given me information that he had heard a woman and this man appoint to meet at such a place. We went there and took up William Hutchins. He confessed he had the watch of her and pawned it. We brought him to the watch-house. We went and told the woman (for they were separate) that Hutchins has confessed he received the watch from her. Then she begged for mercy, and confessed she had taken the petticoats and things in the indictment out of Mrs. Harrett's chest. Hutchins said, she gave it to him in another man's name, and desired him to get some money upon it. He told us the pawnbroker. We went there. It was next door to the watch-house, and there we found the watch. The man used to come after her, and sweet-heart her, as he said.</p>
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<p>I am a constable. On Friday the 5th Mr. Macnavan sent for me and gave me charge of the woman at the bar. I found a glass tumbler of Mr. Macnavan's in her pocket. I took her to the watch-house; after that I took up Hutchins at the Gun. I asked him if he knew Mr. Macnavan's cook? He said yes. I said I have taken her up for stealing a watch. She says you have got the watch. He said he was innocent of the crime, but he had pawned the watch, that she told him she got it of one Harry who owed her money to make money of it; that he took the watch to Mr. Gordon's, and pawned it for half a guinea. I took him to the watch-house directly. He said he was to meet this woman the next evening, and give her the half guinea. I went down to her and told her the man had confessed all the robbery. She then went on her knees and confessed the fact herself. The prisoner said he was waiting for the woman when I took him at the publick-house. He went with me very readily. I believe the man to be innocent of knowing the watch had been stolen.</p>
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<p>Are you sure the man that removed the box in the Old Bailey, is the same man who took the box out? - Yes.</p>
<p>And that man is the prisoner? - Yes. He looked into the waggon several times as I came down Fleet-street; at the end of the Old Bailey he got into it, and
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<p>I was in my master's shop opposite the Saracen's Head. I heard the cry of murder! I opened the door and went out immediately; I saw Parker on his back in the kennel, and the prisoner upon him beating him; I asked what what was the matter? Parker said he was robbed. I took the prisoner by the collar and secured him.</p>
<p>I am entirely innocent of it.</p>
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<p>Are you sure they were in the house when she came to live with you? Yes. On last Tuesday was fortnight I heard there was a woman taken up and was at Bow-street. I went and found the prisoner there; she generously acknowledged she had taken the things, and told where she had sold them. She said, Sir, you have children of your own; I hope you will be as merciful as you can. I said I will do all I can.</p>
<p>Before she told you of the things had you made her any promise of any kind? - No none. She went with me to one Mr.
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<p>Did she say she had sold them all there? - Yes. She said they gave her three guineas and a few shillings for them; they denied having bought them at all when we first went; the linen gown was found in her
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<p>To the prosecutor. You have no doubt the things delivered to Payne were your property? - I have no doubt.</p>
<p>I have nothing to say.</p>
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<p>I am an apprentice to Mr. Horseley, a brass founder. On Saturday the 16th of December, between six and seven o'clock, coming up
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<p>Had you opportunity enough that night to observe the person in the cart, so as to be sure it was the prisoner? - Yes. I observed him particularly; I saw him again on the Monday; I am very sure the prisoner is the person. I had seen him at the time of the rioting and knew him again directly.</p>
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<p>I drove the cart. The things in the bundle were my mother's; I saw them before they were put in the bundle. It was lost out of the cart.</p>
<p>When did you drive the cart? - I think it was Saturday night; I brought it from the Borough; I never stopped my cart till this young man stopped me. The bundle contained the goods mentioned in the indictment (repeating them.)</p>
<p>I know nothing of it.</p>
<p>The prisoner called two witnesses who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>On the 30th of November I lost the several things mentioned in the indictment.</p>
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<p>Did you enquire her character? - No. I missed her on the 30th. I found the fire laid ready to light; I did not miss any thing till my wife got up about eight o'clock; then we missed three silver table spoons, and two tea spoons; I don't know when I had seen them before. I saw them again at Mr. Noble's, a silversmith in the Strand. I can swear to one of them by the bruises on it.</p>
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<p>I am the wife of
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<interp inst="t17810110-25-person286" type="given" value="John"/>
<interp inst="t17810110-25-person286" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . The prisoner came to live with me as a servant. I missed the things mentioned in the indictment (repeating them from a list) on the 30th of November. The day she left me I missed some of them, and the rest the day after.</p>
<p>Did she give you any warning that she was going? - No.</p>
<p>Had you any quarel? - No; I saw some of the things afterwards at Bow-street. In her room I saw six yards of lawn; the window curtains; a pair of snuffers; a bason, and neck handkerchief. Mr. Carpmeal went with me to the place and I found them in the room. I can swear to them all; one of the table spoons has a rock engraved upon it, and the word firm; and A. D. C. on another. I can swear to the other table spoon by the bruises as particular marks.</p>
<p>Do you believe the other things were the same you lost? - I do.</p>
<p>Have not you any doubt about it? - The two tea spoons marked J. C. S. are mine. I have seen most of my property in one pawnbroker's shop or another, or at Bow-street.</p>
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<p>I belong to the office in Bow-street. The prisoner was brought to the office by an advertisement from an office where they hire servants. I searched her and found some duplicates in her pocket, which led me to the pawnbrokers where the things were pawned by the prisoner; she would not tell me where she lodged. In the evening Coffee came up to the office to enquire for her; I asked him some questions; and from what he said to me, having reason to think he lived with her, I stopped him by the order of Mr. Bond; I searched him and found a letter from
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<p>Did she acknowledge it was her writing? - She did not; she acknowledged the lodging to be her's; I found her lodging out by that letter. I went to the place to which the letter was directed; I found the key in Coffee's pocket; we went and searched the room, the landlord was with us; I found several things in the room which were owned by different people. In Coffee's pocket I found this handkerchief (producing it.)</p>
<p>What is the landlord's name? - Kinley; Kinley told me they were her lodgings; she went by Coffee's name there.</p>
<p>Mrs. Simpson. I believe this handkerchief to be mine; it is my own hemming. I know the place it hung upon the night before she went away.</p>
<p>To Carpmeal. Did you ask him how he came by it? - He said he could not answer how he came by it; she sometimes had his handkerchief and he her's.</p>
<p>Did he say he lived with her? - Yes. When Mrs. Simpson came to the office I took her to the room and she pointed out several of the things that she claimed.</p>
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<p>I keep a publick-house in the Strand. We let several rooms out furnished and unfurnished.</p>
<p>Did you let any rooms to the prisoners? - They had the room unfurnished; they lived together as man and wife; they took it about six weeks and three days before they were taken up. Carpmeal came to the house with the prisoners to their lodging.</p>
<p>Coffee. Who took the lodging from you?
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<p>I am a pawnbroker in the Strand. The prisoner
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<p>Did you give her a duplicate? - No; she did not ask for any; I lent her three shillings upon them. (The table cloth and pillowbier were deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. Martin confessed they were mine at the publick house.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. On the 5th of December last I took in this lawn of the prisoner
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<p>You gave her a duplicate? - No, I did not.</p>
<p>Mrs. Simpson. This lawn is mine; I bought it. I am sure it is the same.</p>
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<p>I am a silversmith; I live next door to Northumberland house, Charing-cross. These spoons were sold to me by the woman prisoner; she said they were her own; I don't remember particularly the time. The spoons lay among others; I believe they are the same, but cannot absolutely swear they are.</p>
<p>Martin. He never asked me a question when I sold him the spoons, whether they were my own or not. - We never buy any thing without asking that question.</p>
<p>I have nothing more to say than that the man Coffee really is innocent of what I did.</p>
<p>( Coffee was not put upon his defence.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.</p>
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<p>On the 13th of December the prisoner Martin came to live servant with me; on the 14th in the morning she went off. When I got up in the morning I found the door open; I went into the kitchen for a light; when I came into the parlour I missed a watch which had hung up in the parlour; I concluded we were robbed by the prisoner. I alarmed the house; my wife got up and missed the rest of the things mentioned in the indictment. I went to the office in Bow-street, I advertised the prisoner and the property lost, and she was taken about Christmas, and we had notice to attend at the office; I went and saw six tea spoons which I can identify.</p>
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<p>I am wife of the last witness. I hired the prisoner at the bar as a servant, on the 13th of December. I took her on her own account. I was to send into Kent for her character. I went to bed on the 13th of December, at night, On the 14th when we got up we found the house was robbed of the things mentioned in the indictment (repeating them).</p>
<p>When did you hear of them again? - On the Wednesday following; then one of the men from Bow-street office came to our house to inform me she was apprehended. When I was at the office she would not own to any thing she had taken.</p>
<p>What do you think those goods are worth all together, be rather under than over? - I would not be hard; I will suppose them under forty shillings. On the Saturday following I was ordered to attend at Bow-street again; then she owned where the goods were.</p>
<p>Were any promises or threats made use of to induce her to make this confession? -
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<p>I searched the prisoners at the time; I found on her duplicates of a watch and counterpanes (producing them). There is a duplicate, of the 9th of December, of a watch, for eighteen shillings, another of a counterpane for fourteen shillings and sixpence, the 14th of December. Here is a coffee-pot and cups and saucers I found in her lodgings, a night-cap, two large glass tumblers, a china mug, and three basons. She went and showed the pawnbrokers where they were pawned.</p>
<p>(The goods were produced in court and deposed to by the prosecutors.)</p>
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<p>Both the prisoners lodged at my house; they lodged there about six weeks and went for man and wife.</p>
<p>A Pawnbroker sworn.</p>
<p>This connterpane (producing it) was pawned by Martin with me. I lent her half a guinea upon it.</p>
<p>Prosecutrix. I believe this to be mine; the duplicates were found upon her and she owned to their being mine.</p>
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. I took a counterpane and tablecloth in of
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<p>I am a pawnbroker. I had the watch of
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<p>(The watch was produced and deposed to by the prosecutrix.)</p>
<p>I have nothing to say.</p>
<p>(Coffee was not put on his defence.)</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice ASHHURST.</p>
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<p>I am a clear-starcher.</p>
<p>Was you at Mr. Steward's house on the 4th of October? - I was.</p>
<p>Do you know the prisoner? - Yes, she came to live with Mrs. Steward, on the 4th of October. She came from the register-office, in Wych-street. I went to the office, and they sent her.</p>
<p>You was the last person who went to bed? - I and Mr. Steward.</p>
<p>Did you see the things that were lost? - Yes, I did.</p>
<p>When you went to bed they were all in the house? - Yes.</p>
<p>Was you the first that got up on the 5th of October? - Yes; I got up about half after eight I sent the child down; he told me the doors were open and no fire was lighted. I went down and found the door open below and the parlour door open and the things mentioned in the indictment were gone.</p>
<p>What may be the value of these things? - I cannot say.</p>
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<p>Our house is at
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<p>Was any thing said before any promise was made? - She went down the minute she saw me upon her knees, and said, I ask your pardon; I am the person who robbed you. She asked me to be as favourable as I could and she would tell me every thing if I would go into another room; she would tell me where the property was.</p>
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<p>I searched the prisoner's lodging when she was taken up.</p>
<p>I have nothing to say. The lady said she would be as favourable as she could.</p>
<p>Carpmeal. I cautioned Mrs. Steward not to make any promises.</p>
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<p>Tried by the Second Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice HEATH.</p> </div1>
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<p>Do you know the prisoner? - I did not see her; I happened to be out the whole day when this happened.</p>
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<p>I am housekeeper to Mr. Crawford. Upon the 1st of November my master was distressed for a servant; I went to the office in Holbourn, facing St. Andrew's Church. I enquired for a servant; the prisoner was recommended to me. My mistress hired her at twelve o'clock the next day. I was not in the room when she was hired.</p>
<p>Did she act as a servant in the house? - Yes, the time she staid, which was from twelve o'clock till within a quarter of six at night. Then I went down stairs to show her where the candles and candlesticks were, that she might bring up lights. I found the door open. I walked into the kitchen and missed her. I found a white apron on the floor in the kitchen; I went to hang it up under a cloak, which belonged to my young mistress, and missed the cloak. I was frightened, and ran up to the side-board; the plate was all gone, except a coffee-pot and a butter-boat. All the pieces of plate mentioned in the indictment were gone (repeating them).</p>
<p>How long before she was gone had you seen all that plate in the house? - Not above five minutes before.</p>
<p>Was there any other person in the house who could take the plate away? - No. There was no person in the house but my mistress, the young lady, and me.</p>
<p>You do not know where they were found? - No.</p>
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<p>I am a silversmith in the Strand, just through Temple-bar. I bought some plate, I believe of the prisoner, but there is so great an alteration I can hardly swear to the identity of the woman; she was full of flesh then. I have great reason to believe she is the woman, but if she had not been in custody some time I could have sworn to her. I gave information the next evening after the robbery, within ten minutes after I had received the hand-bill. I told Mr.
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<p>To Burgh. When was the plate brought to you by the prisoner? - On the 2d of November, about twenty minutes after six in the evening.</p>
<p>(The witness produced two silver salts, a silver goblet, a silver milk pot, and a silver sugar basket, which were deposed to by the prosecutor.)</p>
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<p>I have nothing to say.</p>
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<p>Do you know the prisoner? - Yes. I was robbed on the 16th of last month, going from the Shepherd and Shepherdess to
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<p>What time was it? - Some time past six in the evening; I thought it was almost half after six. I went to the Britannia for a cutlass or something to assist me, and the woman said it was about a quarter after six.</p>
<p>Had you been drinking at the Shepherd and Shepherdess? - No; my brother and I went straight from where we were at work; as we were going through a lane near Islington, we passed by two men; then we met another, and he passed us; and then we met another and he passed us; they then turned back after us and laid hold of me; by the coat behind, and one of them made a job at me with a cutlass.</p>
<p>Which was that? - I cannot swear to that man, there was a man taken up two or three days after that, who I believe to be the person, but I could not swear to him. My brother put up his hand over my head and catched the cutlass; it cut his hand. I cried out murder! upon which three of them laid hold of me and one of my brother. I cried murder! whether they threw me down or I fell down I cannot say. They beat me with the butt end of a cutlass till my head ran down with blood every way. I was so bad I could not stand for two or three days after. They put a handkerchief in my mouth, that I should not cry out; I got the handkerchief out of my mouth and cried out murder! and then they put their hands before my mouth. I bit one of their fingers, in trying to get their hands from my mouth; then they began searching my pockets, and one of them said, d - n him, rip him up or cut him up. Then they took out a clasp knife and began ripping up my pockets. I said pray, gentlemen, forgive my life, I have no money you are welcome to search. We had but ninepence between us. I had nothing but a pruning knife, they took that from me, and then went to my brother.</p>
<p>Do you know any of the persons who committed this robbery? - The prisoner was one of the three who were beating me.</p>
<p>Are you sure of that? - Yes. I am.</p>
<p>Was it light at this time? - I had a small lantern and a candle in it.</p>
<p>How soon after this was the prisoner taken? - The man who took him, said they had him in custody a quarter before seven
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178101100032"/> that same night. I subscribed the man to Mr. Howes; he had seen four people talking in a publick-house, in Old-street-road. My brother and I went and had our wounds dressed, and then we came to the house; the prisoner was there without his hat. I bid him put his hat on and then I said, that is one of them.</p>
<p>At the time they were beating of you, was the light in your lantern? - No, it was gone out.</p>
<p>So that all your knowledge of this man is from your having first of all met him? - No, he was one of the three that came to lay hold of me.</p>
<p>Your lantern was out then? - No, it was put out by the second or third blow they made at me.</p>
<p>Cross Examination.</p>
<p>You did not know this young man before at all? - No, I never saw him before.</p>
<p>When he was taken up it was on account of his having spoken with four persons at a publick-house? - Yes.</p>
<p>You have described yourself as having been robbed by four; he was not one of the four who came into the publick-house? - No. He spoke to the four men.</p>
<p>Whether you did not say you thought this was the man who had the bite of the finger, and if you saw the finger you could swear to him? - No. I said one had a bite of the finger, if I saw him I could swear to him. I said I believed I could swear to two out of the four; one of the three that came to me I bit in the finger.</p>
<p>You said you thought if he had a bite in the finger you could swear to him? - That was another man.</p>
<p>The whole transaction lasted but a few minutes? - They had me down ten minutes I suppose.</p>
<p>At six o'clock at this time of the year I believe it is dark? - Yes; it was dark.</p>
<persName id="t17810110-28-person333"> JOSEPH MARSH
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<p>I was present with my brother the night he was robbed. We were going from the Shepherd and Shepherdess to Islington; in the lane this side the first field from Islington, about half way up, we met two men; they passed us; a little farther we met another and he passed us; we met a fourth, he passed us; we went on about our business. When we had gone about ten yards, as we were going between the stiles, they came back and catched my brother by the back part of the collar; I looked back and saw the cutlass over his head. I held up my left hand and catched the cutlass; I have the scar of it now. I held the cutlass in my hand and took the man by the collar and he and I struggled a good bit; then he got me up against a post and held the cutlass over my head and a pistol to my breast, and said if I offered to move or wag, or holloa, he would blow my brains out; then he asked me if I had any money? I told him no, I had not. Then he unbottoned my breeches to see if I had any watch and searched my pockets; he felt something in my breeches pocket and asked what it was? I said I had no money. He said I had and took nine pence out of my pocket. Then the other three left my brother and came to me; a young man came up to me with a cutlass and swore he would run me through; my right hand was pinned back against the post; seeing him coming up to me I gave him a smack on the face; I thought I should have been killed; I thought my brother was dead. One asked me if I was cut? I said, yes; my hand was almost cut off; they said I was very well off and bid me walk away and not run, for they should know me again.</p>
<p>Do you know either of these men? - No; I cannot swear to either of them; Howes is not here; he took the prisoner. He saw the prisoner and four more come from Moorfields, and the prisoner drank with them at the Round About House in Old-street.</p>
<p>Prisoner. I leave my defence to my counsel.</p>
<p>For the prisoner.</p>
<persName id="t17810110-28-person334"> SAMUEL BRANWELL
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<p>I am a coach master.</p>
<p>Where do you live? - In Old-street, just by the Round About House; the prisoner is my
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t17810110-28-defend329 t17810110-28-deflabel171"/> and son in-law. On Saturday the 16th of December he came home with his coach about five o'clock; he came into the yard and took the horses out; my man, and I, and his mother were in the yard; he
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="178101100033"/> put his horses in the stable and helped the man that was going out for the night to put the harness on his horses; he rubbed his horses down and then we came into the house; then he asked if there was any meat in the house? His mother said she had some cold fish; he sat down and eat some; I suppose it was half after five o'clock before he began to eat his dinner.</p>
<p>How long did he stay at home? - Till near six o'clock; his mother and he had been insuring a number in the lottery; his mother said, Well Neddy, I would have you go down to Fore-street to see what luck we have had to night. He went out of the house a little before six; he was gone the best part of an hour; I was never out of the house; it was very near seven when he came back. He had not been in the house above five minutes before some people came and knocked at the door and took him.</p>
<p>How far is your house from Islington? - From the place where they say the robbery was committed, it is better than half a mile.</p>
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<p>I drive the night coach for Mr. Branwell.</p>
<p>Do you recollect the prisoner's coming home with his carriage? - Yes; about ten minutes after five, about dusk; he unharnessed his horses; I put my harness on, he put on my bridle; I desired him to take his plates off his coach and put on mine, he did. I went out and left him there.</p>
<persName id="t17810110-28-person336"> ANN JONES
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Branwell.</p>
<p>Do you remember the night this young man was taken up? - Yes.</p>
<p>Do you remember what time he came in to dinner? - About five o'clock.</p>
<p>What time did he go out? - About ten minutes before six; he said he was going to the lottery office in Fore-street.</p>
<p>Was Mrs. Milner in the house when he he went out? - Yes; and his mother.</p>
<p>Mrs. MILNER sworn.</p>
<p>You live in the neighbourhood of Mr. Branwell? - Yes.</p>
<p>Do you remember going to his house on the 16th of December? - Yes; about six o'clock, just before tea. The prisoner was at dinner when I went in.</p>
<p>- HOLLAND sworn.</p>
<p>I am a pastry-cook in the New Road. On the 16th of December I remember the prisoner's coming and speaking to my lad about the lottery; it was about six o'clock. My daughter had insured a ticket; they went to the lottery office and came back at seven o'clock; then I saw him. I have known him four years, I never heard that he had been guilty of any thing of the kind; or that he was given to keep bad company. In my opinion he knows no more of it than I do.</p>
<persName id="t17810110-28-person337"> MARY BROWN
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<p>I am daughter to Mr. Holland. The prisoner came to our window about six o'clock on the 16th of December; I was at tea; I heard him speak to the young man; he asked me, how long I should be before I was ready to go to the lottery office? I told him in about five minutes, when I had finished my tea. Our young man desired him to go to the Round About House till we were ready.</p>
<p>That is a publick house? - Yes; when we were ready he went in and called him; our maid servant and man servant, and the prisoner and I went to the lottery office in Fore-street. We came back together at near seven o'clock, and parted at our door.</p>
<persName id="t17810110-28-person338"> WILLIAM EASTHAN
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Holland.</p>
<p>Do you recollect the prisoner coming to your house on Saturday the 16th of December? - Yes; about six o'clock; he went to the Round-About-House. I went and called him and we all went to the lottery office together; we returned and parted about seven o'clock.</p>
<persName id="t17810110-28-person339"> ELIZABETH LAWLER
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<p>I am servant to Mr. Holland.</p>
<p>Do you recollect going to the lottery office in Fore-street? - Yes.</p>
<p>Who was in company with you? - Our young mistress and the man; and the prisoner. We went a little after six and returned near seven.</p>
<persName id="t17810110-28-person340"> CATHARINE BARBER
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