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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181101090001"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the KING's Commission of the PEACE OYER AND TERMINER, AND GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON, AND ALSO THE GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, HELD AT Justice-Hall, in the Old Bailey, On WEDNESDAY the 9th of JANUARY, 1811, and following Days;
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181101090002"/>THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the KING's Commission of the PEACE, OYER AND TERMINER, AND GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON.</p>
<p>Before the Right-honourable
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<interp inst="f18110109-1-person2" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , Lord Mayor of the City of London; 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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<interp inst="t18110109-2-person62" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On the evening of the 2nd of January, after my labour was over, I went to buy a jacket in Whitechapel, I called in at the King's Arms public-house in Wentworth-street, about nine o'clock, I staid there about an hour and a half.</p>
<p>Q. Had you any liquor before you went there - A. I had three glasses of gin, and some small beer in the course of the day, and one pint of porter there and no more. About a quarter after nine I pulled out a dollar, one of the men in the public-house knocked it out of my hand, and put out the light.</p>
<p>Q. What men - did you know them - A. I had seen them there that night; the prisoner was one of them.</p>
<p>Q. Did you find your dollar again - A. No; the candle was lighted again, and I made a sad noise with them about it; I made a complaint to every one there and the landlord heard me; I staid in the house till about half after ten, and then we were all turned out of the house; I was going towards home, I was knocked down; there were five of them; I cannot say who it was that knocked me down.</p>
<p>Q. You were in a public street then - A. Yes. After I recovered myself they followed me about an hundred yards, they then surrounded me and put me again a dead wall, stretched my arms out, one held me by my throat, and stretched my jaws open; the prisoner was at work at my pocket, his hands were in my pockets.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know what you had in your pocket at that time - A. Yes, three dollars and three shillings.</p>
<p>Q. Had you counted that money after you lost the dollar in the room - A. No, but I am certain it was safe. I took the money out of my pocket, and put the remainder in, and I had not taken it out afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. You have told us that the prisoner had his hands in your pocket, had any other person his hand in your pocket - A. There was another besides him, there was one hand in each pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Did they say any thing to you at this time - A. They said nothing, only surrounded me; the prisoner, after he had got the money from me, he said, let the b - r go; I immediately received a heavy blow on my head; the prisoner was standing at my right side, and had his hand in my pocket, where my money was; I heard the money rattle when his hand was in my pocket, and they left me with my breeches down.</p>
<p>Q. Did they search any of your other pockets - A. They searched all of them, they gave me a violent blow before they left me; I was quite senseless; when I came to myself I looked round, I found they were gone; I buttoned up my breeches and went home.</p>
<p>Q. This was on a Wednesday night - A. It was.</p>
<p>Q. How soon after the Wednesday night did you see the prisoner again - A. On the Thursday morning following.</p>
<p>Q. What sort of a night was it, dark or light - A. A lightish night.</p>
<p>Q. Was it star light or moon light - A. I did not take that notice.</p>
<p>Q. Had you light enough in the public house to distinguish the prisoner - A. Yes; before I was robbed.</p>
<p>Q. When he came out he followed you, and they said nothing to you - A. Not in my hearing.</p>
<p>Q. Then you could not know his voice so as to know him again - A. There was a lighted lamp against the dead wall where they robbed me, it was about an an hundred yards from the public-house.</p>
<p>Q. You have told us what quantity of liquor you had in the day, I now ask you whether you was drunk or sober - A. I was as sober as I am now; I was neither drunk or sober.</p>
<p>Q. Are you in that state now - A. No. I had the liquor in me, drunk I was not. I saw the prisoner in Norton Faldgate on the Thursday, and the officer took him on the next day.</p>
<p>Q. What made you take so much notice of the prisoner in the house - A. Why they were tossing up for liquor I suppose, and I, like another foolish young man, was looking on.</p>
<p>Q. Are you partly certain that the prisoner was one of the persons in the house - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was your money in your breeches pocket or your jacket pocket - A. It was in my fob pocket.</p>
<p>Q. Did they let down your breeches before you heard the money rattle or afterwards - A. They undid my breeches at the very first start; the prisoner had his hand in my fob pocket, and after they left my pocket my breeches fell down, and when they left me all my money was gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-2-person63" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. You keep this public house in Wentworth-street - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Were you at home on the evening of the 2nd of this month - A. Yes. I saw the prisoner at my house that evening. I did not see any thing of the prosecutor untill I heard him make a great noise, he was stripped to fight with some other man; I called the watchman and turned them all out. The prisoner made no complaint untill I called the watchman, he then told the watchman that he had dropped a dollar in the house, and somebody had picked it up, he made
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was sitting in the house in company with a drover, he and I were having a pint of beer together, the prosecutor came in, he had three crown pieces in his hand, tossing with another man. The publican came in after the tossing was over.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Chambre.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What do you mean by grappling - A He made a snatch at it, he did not get my watch, but the two keys, the seal, and the ribbon. When I was down I holloaed to my friend that I had lost my watch, and before I got up to my friend he had been knocked down, and as I was getting up I saw the persons go away.</p>
<p>Q. In what manner did they go away - A. I cannot say; they did not run away. I believe the prisoner to be the person that knocked me down.</p>
<p>Q. You have not got any of your things back again - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. What were the keys made of - A. One gold key.</p>
<p>Q. When did you see the prisoner again - A. In about ten minutes afterwards; my friend was along with me. I said nothing to the prisoner because my friend to come along, he knew him.</p>
<p>Q. When was he apprehended upon this charge - A. The same evening, at the White Hart, Christopher-street, Mr. Brown took me there.</p>
<p>Mr. Walford. Was it light or dark when this took place - A. It was dusk, just getting dark, I cannot say that I was perfectly sober, I might have had two or three glasses of rum, I cannot saw how much I drank. I fetched Mr. Armstrong the officer, and Mr. Brown gave charge of the prisoner at the White Hart.</p>
<p>Q. Did not the prisoner wait with Brown while you went for the officer - A. Yes.</p>
<p>COURT. Could the prisoner have got away from the White Hart - A. He might if he chose, there was nobody there to hinder him.</p>
<p>ROBERT BROWN. I am a publican; I keep the Horse and Leaping Bar, Whitechapel.</p>
<persName id="t18110109-3-person69"> </persName> Do you know the first witness Sturgeon - A. Yes. He was with me on the day this happened from nine o'clock in the morning until eight in the evening, and as were going home, crossing Finsbury-square into Wilson-street, Mr. Sturgeon, my friend, and I crossed the road into the foot path, Mr. Sturgeon was knocked down.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see him knocked down - A. I did not. I saw him when he was knocked down.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see who was with him - A. I saw no more with him but the prisoner and myself, and one or two with the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. What was the prisoner doing - A. The prisoner was coming across the street.</p>
<p>Q. You saw the prisoner before the blow was struck - A. Yes, I saw him come up the street.</p>
<p>Q. Where did you see the prisoner after you saw Sturgeon on the ground - A. I saw the prisoner after that, he went to make away from us and lounged me in the mud. I heard Sturgeon say he had lost his watch, when I saw him upon the ground.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe the persons of the other men - A. No, otherwise than he was a tallish man, with a whitish coat, and a bundle under his arm.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner doing any thing about the person of the prosecutor at the time when you saw the prosecutor down - A. No, he was making away from him and lounged me in the mud.</p>
<p>Q. Then you did not see the prisoner or any other person take from the prosecutor his watch - A. No, I did not see it done.</p>
<p>Q. You say he pushed you down - A. Yes, he was running across the road, he ran against me and pushed me down, he was running to make off.</p>
<p>Q. What passed between you and him - A. Not a word; I held by him and got the watch ribbon out of his hand; I thought at that time he had got the watch and all.</p>
<p>Q. What, had he the ribbon in his hand, did you take it from him - A. Yes, I did not get the seal and the keys; he held the ribbon as fast as he could, but I got it out of his hand.</p>
<persName id="t18110109-3-person70"> </persName> Did you know the prisoner before - A. Yes, I have known him four or five years before, but not by name.</p>
<p>Q. Did you say any thing to him - A. No, I had no discourse at all with him; when I was pushed down and had got hold of the ribbon, I got up again and went to cross the kenel, he fetched me a blow and knocked me against the fence. I saw the prisoner in about an hour and a half afterwards in the White Hart public-house, the corner of Christopher-street, Sturgeon was with me, I said, when I went in, that is the man, I pointed him out, and had him apprehended there.</p>
<p>Q. What kind of a night was it - A. It was between four and five, rather a darkish evening.</p>
<p>Q. Then you could not distinguish his features very well - A. Yes, I could, and he knew me afterwards.</p>
<p>Q. In what condition was Sturgeon with respect to sobriety - A. He was a little matter in liquor, and I was the same, I might have drank four glasses of spirits in the course of the day.</p>
<p>Mr. Walford. Who was the person that charged the prisoner with having committed the robbery - A. I went to Mr. Armstrong.</p>
<p>Q. Who called the beadle - A. I called no beadle, nor the prosecutor to my knowledge. I went to the public-house, and charged the prisoner with having
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<p>Q. Will you swear that you was not very drunk - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Did you ever hear of such a thing as a forty pound reward - A. No, not to my knowledge, I expect no share of any such thing.</p>
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<p>Q. Where are the stables that you attend - A. No. 30, in Wilson-street.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any thing of the disturbance there was on the evening of the 26th of December - A. Yes, I was in my room, I ran out of the stable door, I saw Mr. Brown was shoved down in the road and when he was getting up he was knocked down again by the pales as he was crossing the kennel; when Mr. Brown got up he gave me a ribbon and told me to keep it untill he saw me again. This is the ribbon, I have had it ever since. I saw the prisoner, he was the person that shoved Mr. Brown down the first time and struck him afterwards; I saw that myself.</p>
<p>Mr. Walford. Was Mr. Brown sober, or how - A. He appeared perfectly sober and Sturgeon the same.</p>
<p>Q. to prosecutor. Look at that piece of ribbon, have you seen it since - A. Never till this time, the colour of the ribbon that I lost was purple, I cannot distinguish the colour by this light, mine was a purple ribbon and this appears to be one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-3-person72" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. You are the officer that was sent upon this occasion - A. I went that night with my son, the prosecutor and Mr. Brown to take charge of the prisoner, he was taken to the office and this charge was exhibited against him before Sir
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<interp inst="t18110109-3-person74" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> did think the prosecutor a little in liquor, and told him so; that was the same night, and I thought myself he had been taking a little more than otherwise he might have done being Christmas time; Mr. Brown appeared to have his recollection about him; the prisoner was sitting in the tap room, he very readily went with me to the office and some of the friends of Mr. Brown did think the seal and keys were in the coachman's hands, and that is the reason I did not search this man.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I am not guilty of any thing of the kind, I never had it in my heart.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-3-person75" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. Do you recollect being in Finsbury-square the day after Christmas day - A. About five o'clock in the evening I was coming by Wilson-street, I saw a mob assembled there, I saw the prisoner and Mr. Brown; at the time I came up Mr. Brown made use of some improper language which irratated the prisoner very much; I did not hear it. I saw the prisoner strike Mr. Brown; Mr. Brown stood in a posture that he appeared to be very much intoxicated.</p>
<p>Q. When the prisoner struck Mr. Brown did Mr. Brown do any thing to the prisoner - A. No, Mr. Brown called to the beadle and gave charge for an assault upon him. I saw Sturgeon there, he said not a word, the beadle walked away; I was not there when Sturgeon was knocked down. The whole of the party are entire strangers to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-3-person76" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am a journeyman baker; I live at Mr. King's in Sydney-street.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect being in Wilson-street on the evening after Christmas day - A. Yes, about five o'clock in the afternoon, I saw Mr. Brown's friend strike the prisoner on the face, and then the prisoner knocked Mr. Brown's friend down, he after that knocked Mr. Brown down, Mr. Brown called him a thief and said he was robbing him daily and hourly.</p>
<p>Q. What did Brown do upon being knocked down by the prisoner - A. I did not see him do any thing in striking the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Did any body call the beadle - A. Yes, I believe it was Mr. Brown, he asked him to take charge of the prisoner for breeding a mob.</p>
<p>Court. Did you hear him say for what - A. I did not hear him say particular, he seemed very forward in liquor, and Mr. Brown's friend appeared very much in liquor indeed.</p>
<p>Q. Had you known any of these parties before - A. I have seen Mr. Brown before, but never spoke to him. I never saw the prisoner before to my knowledge.</p>
<p>The prisoner called ten witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Chambre.</p> </div1>
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<p>[the copy of the record read.]</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner,
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<p>JOHN COBHAM. Q. You are a potatoe merchant - A. Yes, I live in David-street, Berkley-square. On Saturday the 15 of December about a quarter past five in the evening the prisoner asked me if I had any kidney potatoes, I told
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<p>Q. You afterwards searched her and found that shilling upon her - A. Yes, about a quarter of an hour after I searched her in Mr. Clarke's shop and found this shilling in her hand, that she had offered to me with three others; I found another bad shilling and a sixpence in her pocket. I did not approve of the battered sixpence, I returned it her; she then left my shop desiring me to leave the potatoes in the scale she would return for them. I followed her at a distance, I saw her cross over to a public house and look in at the window, she did not go in there, I then followed her to Mr. Clarke's a butcher in Grovesnor-market, she took up a piece of meat smelled it and put it down again, she then went to Mr. Clarke's shop; I crossed opposite, it is very narrow there, I could see her, I heard Mr. Clarke ring a shilling upon a block, it sounded bad, I saw her come out of the shop and as she came out I went in, I asked Mr. Clarke if she had given him a bad shilling, she was not within hearing, Mr. Clarke went after her and brought her back, Mrs. Clarke returned the shilling to her, I seized her wrist instantly and took four shillings out of her hand, her hand was clenched, three of the shillings were wet; I asked her where is the shilling that you gave me, she said where; I said at the potatoe warehouse; she then begged for mercy, she said she was an unfortunate woman, she would give me any thing to let her go. I took her to the watchhouse, she got behind a chair, rather in the dark, she untied her pockets, I picked them up and examined them, I found five shillings and ten pence three farthings in copper, a penny bread cake, a penny plum bun, two tarts, two skains of thread, a box of salve, and this terner's cerat, I then took her to Marlborough-street. This is the money that was taken out of her hand, and this is the money that was found in her pocket.</p>
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<p>Q. Look at the shilling tendered to Cobham - A. That is a counterfeit.</p>
<p>Q. Look at the three other shillings - A. They are the same, and the crooked one, and the sixpence is bad.</p>
<p>Q. The crooked one is the one uttered - A. And the one shilling and six pence out of her pocket is bad.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you remember the prisoner coming to your house - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you remember your husband giving you a shilling which you found to be a bad one - A. Yes, I returned that to the prisoner and then she gave me a crooked shilling for the bad one and then went out of the shop, I put the shilling in my pocket and thought it was a good one; I had only one other shilling in my pocket which was a flat one; she went out of the shop, Mr. Cobham came in immediately after the prisoner was gone, I shewed him the same shilling that I received of the prisoner, he said it was a bad one; I am sure it is the crooked shilling that the prisoner gave to me that I shewed to Mr. Cobham, I had no other crooked shilling, I believe that to be the shilling.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear her beg to Cobham for mercy - A. Yes, I did, and I begged for her upon account of her saying she had a family.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see this shilling taken out of her hand - A. Yes, with the other shillings. It was one of the four shillings that was taken out of her hand.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I leave myself to the mercy of the Judge and the Jury, I have three fatherless children, I did it to get a bit of bread for them; I hope you will shew me mercy; I shall in duty be bound ever to pray for the Judge and the Jury. I will never do such a thing any more.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex Jury, before Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. On the 21st of November were you in a coffee-house in the London-road, St. George's-fields - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the name of the coffee-house - A. No, only that it is a coffee-house in the London-road, St. George's-fields.</p>
<p>Q. Did you there see the prisoner at the bar, look at him - Did you receive from any person there any paper A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What directions were given you with that paper - A. To go as far as
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<p>Q. Was the name Greenwood and Cox - A. I rather think that was the name.</p>
<p>Q. Did the person that gave you the paper tell you what you were to bring back - A. No, I was to go of an errand and take that paper to Greenwood and Cox.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take that paper which he so gave you - A. Yes, and I was to come back again.</p>
<p>Q. Were you to bring any thing back - A. He did not mention any thing of the kind, I was to come back.
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<p>Q. After being kept there some time did you come back to the London-road - A. Some gentleman came to me, and told me to follow him after some time.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go back with some gentlemen to the London-road - A. Yes, in a hackney coach part of the way.</p>
<p>Q. As you went along did either of them give you any thing - A. Yes, they gave me two papers, which they told me was two ten pound notes; I was to give them to the same person that sent me.</p>
<p>Q. When you got to the coffee-house did you see the person that sent you - A. Yes, that person was there.</p>
<p>Q. Did you give that person those two ten pound notes - A. To the best of my remembrance I did.</p>
<p>Q. Do not you know you did - A. Yes, I did.</p>
<p>COURT. Was that the same person that gave you the other paper, and that sent you first of the errand - A. To the best of my remembrance it was, I should not like to swear.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. Have you any doubt that the person that you gave the two ten pound notes was the same person that gave you the first paper - A. I think it was the same.</p>
<p>COURT. Why you would not have given it any other man, would you - A. No. I believe it to be the same.</p>
<p>Q. Did that man at the coffee-house give you at first one paper or two - A. There was something wrapped up in another bit of paper.</p>
<p>Q. He gave you something wrapped up in a bit of paper - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Was that the paper which you took to the gentleman who afterwards came back with you in the coach - A. I took it with me where I was ordered.</p>
<p>Q. You carried that bit of paper wrapped up in a bit of paper - A. Yes.</p>
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<p>Q. On the 21st of November last did the last witness bring to your office any bill of exchange - A. He did, it is here.</p>
<p>Lavender. This is it.</p>
<p>Q. Mr. Hume, did Parker present to you that bill of exchange - A. This bill was first put into my hands by another clerk, Mr. Downes.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. Do you receive a fixed salary or share in the profits and loss with the house - A. I receive a fixed salary, whatever the profits or the loss may be.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-5-person102" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> is major in the Queen's regiment, and lieutenant-colonel in the army. I have been accustomed to pay money on his drafts about two years, I believe it not to be his hand-writing.</p>
<p>Q. Upon your detecting it not to be Mr. Ramsey's hand-writing did you shew it to Mr. Hume - A. I did; I gave it to Mr. Hume, and he took the other steps. There was no other person near the bill when I took it up.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Hume. Was that bill shewn you by Mr. Downes as he has represented - A. This bill was given me by Mr. Downes, I have been familiar with Mr. Ramsey's hand-writing about five years, I think it is not his hand-writing, it does not resemble it.</p>
<p>Q. After the bill was shewn you by Mr. Downes did you send to Bow-street for two officers - A. I went for them myself, and went with Parker and them to the London-road. In my way I gave Parker two ten pound notes, I desired him to give the notes to the gentleman who had delivered him the bill. When we got near there I left Parker and the officers at the Circus; I staid behind, they went before me, and I followed them.</p>
<p>Q. How soon after them did you enter the coffee-house - A. I should think about seven or eight minutes, at that time the prisoner was with the officers in the back room, and Parker was there also, and the bill was in the room, either in my possession or in the officers. When I went in the room one of the officers was asking him from whom he got that bill, he said immediately that he had got it yesterday, from colonel Ramsey himself at the British coffee-house, he made that assertion more than once while in that room; I asked him whether he had ever been an officer in the 2d regiment, the Queen's, of which colonel Ramsey is major, he said he had. Then he was brought away to Bow-street.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley. In point of fact you know that this unfortunate man has been an officer - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. At the time that you were talking to the prisoner about the bill that you hold in your hand was it shewn to the prisoner - A. I now remember that the bill was not out of my hand untill I went to Bow-street.</p>
<p>Q. Then at the time you were talking to the prisoner the bill was not produced - A. I cannot charge my memory with it.</p>
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<p>COURT. When you told him to give him what he
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<p>Q. Did he take them from Parker after you had taken him in custody - A. He did, and put them into his pocket, they were afterwards taken away by Vickrey.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-5-person104" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. You accompanied Lavender upon this occasion - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. Did you and Lavender go into the back room where the prisoner was - A. I was the first in the back room, I there saw the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. When you entered the room did you tell him what you wanted - A. I did not, untill Parker saw him. When Parker came in he was taken from that room, where he was into another back room behind that. I then asked Parker if that was the gentleman who had sent him to the bankers with the bill; Parker said yes; the prisoner said nothing.</p>
<p>Q. Was that in the prisoner's hearing - A. We were all close together except Mr. Hume; I then asked the prisoner if he had sent Parker with the bill. I do not believe I mentioned Cox and Greenwood, he admitted that he had; I then desired Parker to give the gentleman the money, he gave the prisoner the two ten pound notes.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prisoner do with them - A. I do not believe he put them in his pocket; I took them out of his hand, he had either got it in his waistcoat pocket, or was going; I then told him I had a suspicion it was a forgery.</p>
<p>Q. You had not told him before that you suspected any thing - A. No, he seemed confused, and said he had received it of major or colonel Ramsey at a coffee-house in Cockspur-street, and he said he had been an ensign in the regiment that major or colonel Ramsey belonged to, but at that time he was in a West India regiment; these are the bank notes I took from him.</p>
<p>Mr. Alley to Parker. You are no great scholar we find, you cannot read - A. A little.</p>
<p>Q. You could not tell if you were to see that bill of exchange whether that was the one that you carried - A. No, I could not.</p>
<p>Q. I believe you never saw it - A. No.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. The paper that you took to Cox and Greenwood, Charing Cross, was that the paper you received at the coffee-house - A. Yes.</p>
<p>COURT to Vickrey. Where is this coffee-house in the London-road, St. George's fields - A. That is in the county of Surry.</p>
<p>"London, November 20, 1810.</p>
<p>"Please to pay R. R. M. Jones, or order, the sum of twenty pound sterling, which place to my account.</p>
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<p>Greenwood and Cox. 20.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. The bill which I gave the porter was a genuine bill from colonel Ramsey, whether it was changed or not I cannot say.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Le Blanc.</p> </div1>
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<join result="persNameOccupation" targOrder="Y" targets="t18110109-6-victim109 t18110109-6-viclabel28"/>. On the 7th of December I lost a silver jewelled watch, it cost me seven pounds, a great coat, and a suit of mourning.</p>
<p>Q. That was two coats, what might they be worth - A. The two coats near eight pounds, a black silk waistcoat, an under waistcoat, a pair of black breeches, a pair of black silk stockings, a pair of cotton stockings; my wife lost a shift and a bed gown; there was a gold chain to the watch, gold seal and key. I value them all at twenty pounds; I lost them out of my bed room, the back room on the first floor.</p>
<p>Q. When had you last seen them before - A. On the Thursday, about the middle of the day, and I missed them on the Friday, on the day before my clothes were all folded up and laid on my box from the Sunday till the time that I lost them.</p>
<p>Q. Was your bed room door open - A. It was locked, I locked it on the Friday morning. I went up stairs to get change of a pound note and on my missing these things I made application to Bow-street and got an officer to come to my house, his name is Bacon.</p>
<p>When did you see your goods again - A. On Monday I saw part of them at Mr. Hawkins's in Drury-lane, a great coat, a gold chain seal and key, I went there and saw
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<interp inst="t18110109-6-person113" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Q. What do you know of this matter - A. I went up to make the beds a little before four on the Friday, I put the key into the key-hole of the door, I found it was unlocked, I opened the door made the bed and dusted the room and then I found my watch was taken out of the room, the watch had laid on the table; I came down stairs and went about my own business till my husband was in the way and then I asked him if he had seen any thing of the watch, he told me no, not since the morning; I missed all these things my husband has mentioned. On the Thursday they were there, on the Friday they were gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-6-person115" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> was there, I took her in custody, the pawnbroker produced the things before the magistrate.</p>
<p>WILLIAM SMELLIE. At that time I lived with Mr. Hawkins, I took in of
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<p>Prosecutor. These articles are mine.</p>
<p>Bacon. I have the watch.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. This is my watch, I have had it fifteen years.</p>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181101090009"/>stockings pledged for three shillinge and two waistcoats five shillings, the prisoner pledged the waistcoats.</p>
<p>- WELSH. I apprehended the prisoner at a liquor shop the corner of Hollies-street Clare-market, I asked her whether she had got any duplicates, she gave me six and said that was all she had got; I took her to the office in Bow-street, she was there searched.</p>
<p>Bacon. I searched the prisoner, in her left hand pocket I found this key, I took her into the Brown Bear and desired the maid servant to search her, she found this watch; this key unlocked the door that is supposed to broken open.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-6-person118" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I had been in Mr. Lamb's, Stanhope-street, Mrs. White came in and spoke to me, she pulled out a chain, Mr. Lamb would not take it in; I went along with her to Mr. Lane's in Drury-lane, the chain was taken in for twelve shillings; we then came out, she said she had got something else, we went to another pawnbrokers and pawned the seal for eight shillings and when we came out she treated me with some gin.</p>
<p>Q. What was the name of the pawnbroker where you pawned the seal - A. I do not know, the street goes into Bow-street. On Saturday night I bought these tickets of her, I gave her a shilling and four pence for the tickets of the chain, seal, and key, a great coat and breeches, I was to give her three or four shillings for them.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I never saw the witness on that day, I saw her husband, he lent me a shilling, I saw that woman on the Monday, she gave me four pence, that good woman went and pledged the seal in Bow-street; the young man that gave me the things is run away.</p>
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<p>Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Which time are you come to prosecute now - A. The last one on Christmas eve last.</p>
<p>Q. Was it in the day time or night time - A. Night time; she got into the house about five o'clock in the morning, I was watching at the time, I had fastened my house up and set up to watch.</p>
<p>Q. What part of the house did you set up in - A. In the front parlour; I got up about two o'clock in the morning, I fell asleep upon the sopha. About five o'clock I heard some noise, a little after five I called the servant girl to give me a light, the servant told me there was no clothes to put on, I told her she must get me a light, she wrapped a quite round her went out and got a light; I then went to the back of the house and found the prisoner with one bundle upon her.</p>
<p>Q. You heard a noise - A. Yes, I heard a noise down in the kitchen and the kitchen door banged after her; I went with my landlord into some ruins behind my house, I found the prisoner lying down upon the top of the bundle in an alley; I took hold of her.</p>
<p>Q. Did you bring in the things that she lay over A. Yes, and she together; I gave the things to the officer. The prisoner had been a servant to me once, she ran away and we missed some things.</p>
<persName id="t18110109-7-person129"> </persName> When you brought her into the house did you examine the kitchen - A. Yes, she climbed over the wall.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see her there, and therefore you do not know that - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you look at the doors and windows of the kitchen - A. Yes, the windows were all fast, the back door was open, she unbolted it to get out; there are two back doors to get out into a yard, and both back doors were open.</p>
<p>Q. You did not see her unbolt it, therefore you do not know, both the back doors were open - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. When you went out of the back doors did you find them both open - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Had you seen these doors on the over night, were they both open or shut - A. They were both shut, the servant girl shut them, they were bolted on the inside, they could not be opened on the outside. The person must have come in at the parlour window, the blinds bolted inside of the window; we found the blinds put upon the leads on the outside, she had shut down the window, she had unbolted the blinds and put them on the outside on the leads; the window blinds were always bolted day and night.</p>
<p>Q. When you brought the prisoner and the things into the house what did you do next - A. I sent for the officer,
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<p>Q. Did you examine the things she had been lying upon - A. I did; she took two new pellises, the green one she had upon her at the time, the other pellise was in the bundle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-7-person131" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. You are an officer and live near the prosecutor - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Were you called in by him on this morning - A. Yes, a little after seven, it was light when I was called in.</p>
<p>Q. How long had it been light - A. A very little while; it was a very little while after seven; I found the prisoner in Fonsick's house.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know her before - A. No. He gave her to me in charge; I found the property there which will be produced; the bundle was in the kitchen where she was; Hope had it at Fonsick's house, I was with him; I am certain that is the same bundle.</p>
<p>RALPH HOPE. I am an officer. About eight o'clock in the morning I went to Fonsick's house, the
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181101090010"/>prisoner was then locked up; Mr. Fonsick delivered the bundle to me, I have had it ever since.</p>
<p>Q. Now Mr. Fonsick look at the things - A. This is a cloth pelisse of my wife's, this was in the bundle, it is worth about a pound.</p>
<p>Q. Where was that the evening before - A. In the back parlours where the servant sleeps.</p>
<p>Q. Did the maid servant sleep in that room that night - A. Yes, she did. This green pelisse she had got on, this was in the same room, this belongs to my wife, it is worth a pound; the tablecloth belongs to me, it is worth a shilling or two shillings; this was in the kitchen; the two silver spoons were found in her pockets by the servant girl; the servant girl took them out; it is the servant girls pocket, it was upon the person of the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the servant girl take them out of the prisoner's pocket - A. Yes; the prisoner had the servant girl's pocket tied on her; my servant girl took them out, they are marked M C.</p>
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<p>Q. What time did you go to bed on Christmas Eve - A. Between eleven and twelve.</p>
<p>Q. Were did you put your clothes when you went to bed - A. I folded them up and laid them by the side of my head, by the pillow; I slept in the back parlour.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any thing of your mistress's in the back parlour - A. Yes; these pelisses were there.</p>
<p>Q. Is there a window to the back parlour - A. Yes, and a blind that fastens on the inside of the window with a little bolt.</p>
<p>Q. Was the blind up and the window shut at the time you went to bed - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Where does the window open - A. Out upon some leads.</p>
<p>Q. Did you hear any body come into your room in the course of the night - A. No, I was asleep; the first thing that I heard in the morning was master called for a light; I got up to dress myself, I could not find my clothes.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any shutter inside of that window - A. Yes, but it was never shut until since this happened.</p>
<p>Q. At the time that your master called you up was it light or dark - A. It was quite dark.</p>
<p>Q. It was not day light you are sure - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. You felt about for your clothes, you could not find them - A. No; I put the quilt round me, and then I went out in the street and got a light; I could not find the tinder box; I went out at the street door to the side of the square, it was quite dark, and then I came back again with the light; I went into the back parlour to see if I could find my things, I missed all my things; then master went up stairs to see if all the men were in bed; then I went down in the kitchen, master came along with me, and the first thing that I saw in the kitchen was this gown that is on me now; it was in my room on the over night.</p>
<p>Q. How did you find the kitchen doors - A. They were both open, they open backwards; I missed my shawl out of the kitchen drawers, and a goose that was in the safe on the over night; and then my master went out, I did not go with him; I was in the house when master brought in the prisoner, and these bundles, I saw her brought in.</p>
<p>Q. At the time that she was brought in did you observe what she had on her person - A. No, I did not; I observed nothing but an old cloak; my mistress observed when she sat down her pelisse, and then I observed it and my cap on her head.</p>
<p>Q. Was that cap in your room that night - A. Yes, and my mistress's pelisses were in my room; I found my pocket on her, only one pocket, it was tied on her.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that when you went to bed the blinds of the window that you speak of were shut, and the sash window shut down - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Were there any of your things in the bundle - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Take up what belong to you - A. That is a gown of mine, and two petticoats, a pair of stockings, an apron, a cap, a pocket, a shawl, a pair of old shoes, and a white handkerchief.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-7-person133" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. Do you lodge in Fonsick's house - A. Yes; I lodged there on Christmas day last; there is a pair of boots in the bundle that is mine; I left the boots in the kitchen on the over night.</p>
<p>Q. Were you in the house - A. Yes, up stairs and in bed.</p>
<p>Q. You knew nothing of what happened untill after she was brought in and the alarm given - A. No.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Le Blanc.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. How were they married - A. By license.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner is the man - A. Yes, I will swear to him; I have known him more than twenty-nine years, and I knew
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<p>Q. How long did they live together after they were married - A. Not above three days before he sent for a broker to sell her things, and wanted to leave her poor three orphans distressed.</p>
<p>Q. Did he leave her three days after they were married - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What became of him - A. I do not know; he left Gosport, and I never saw him from that time to this.</p>
<p>Q. What became of her - A. She lives in Gosport now and keeps a public house; I saw her on Sunday evening last.</p>
<p>JOHN GEER. I am clerk of
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<p>Q. to Mrs. Pearce. Is that your hand-writing, look at it - A. It is.</p>
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<p>Q. You were married to the prisoner, were you - A. Yes, I was, not knowing that he was a married man; I keep a brokers shop and sell earthenware in St. John-street.</p>
<p>Q. How soon did you find out that he was married - A. I did not find it out untill seven or eight weeks.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. My Lord, I lament much the miserable situation that I am put in, and much more so that my embarrasment will not afford me council; I shall wait for that justice from your Lordship which is the characteristic of this court; I humbly beg to state that I was married to
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<interp inst="t18110109-8-person151" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> by the prosecutrix herself, from the 17th of March she was a constant visitor at my lodgings; I made her acquainted that I was only a journeyman and was in debt five pounds, her answer was that she could better my situation provided that I could carry on my business for her support and my own; I made no false representation to her in any one instance; she purchased the ring herself, paid the expence of the marriage and also the expences of the day, I was not in possession of a penny at the time; I am now forty-five or fifty pounds in debt, I was that sum in debt on the last day in September, which debt she contracted herself, nor was I ever brought in court before.
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Carney's Defence. I took it up in a mistake and put it in my bundle.</p>
<p>Bolstead said nothing in her defence.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Had he a basket with him - A. He had a basket where he worked, where he puts his brushes in, he is a
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. There were some hair upon Fresh wharf - A. Yes, there were, and no where else on the Quays besides; it was about fifty yards from Fresh wharf where I stopped the prisoner, he was coming from Fresh wharf Mr. Mallough came and recognized the prisoner having been at Fresh wharf a night or two before. Mr. Mallough fetched an officer, I delivered the prisoner and the hair to the officer. I went and examined a bale on Fresh wharf, it was cut and a quantity of hair taken out.</p>
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<p>MR. MALLOUGH. I believe it is my hair, it was laying on the wharf to be loaded; I had such hair as that and there were no other any where about; the prisoner said he found it; I am sure he is the same man I had seen him there before</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence: I went to the Quay to see a shipmate of mine and turning back I got that on the Quay, I took it up in my arms and coming along a man asked me what I had got, I told him I believed it was hair, I threw it down.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. When did you lose these things - A. On the 8th of December, between five and six in the evening, from off my bed.</p>
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<p>Mr. Knapp. When you found these things what did she say - A. We found a person in the room, we were in agitation whether we should take him in custody, the prisoner cried and said he was innocent and she was guilty.</p>
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<p>DENIEL BISHOP. I am an officer; I took the prisoner in custody, in her hand I found the duplicates of the blankets at Mr. Attenborough's, I went to her lodgings in Artillery-street and found the quilt and the pair of sheets, there was a man in the room, I asked her if he lodged there, she cried all the time and did not say.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I bought the things of a woman.</p>
<p>The prisoner called one witness, who gave her a good character.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Moore's Defence. I picked up the shawl like another fool from off the pavement; if I had twenty pound I would not pick it up again.</p>
<p>Galponey's Defence. I happened to stop at the door like another fool as I was, seeing a mob.</p>
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181101090013"/>Q. Who knocked you down - A. I do not know who it was. When I got up I said, what do you think you are going to do, are you going to rob me; there were nine or ten around me.</p>
<p>Q. They did not say any thing to you, did they - A. No, they did not; It was coming away, the prisoner at the bar came forward after I had left them; he came sideways, my watch was in my pocket, he snatched my watch out.</p>
<p>Q. You both saw him and felt him - A. Yes, and as soon as I found my watch was drawed out of my pocket I called out stop thief. The prisoner ran into the middle of the street, I ran after him and kept close to him; he was running up to the end of Broad-street, the watchman was at the corner and caught him; we took him to the watchhouse, he was searched, we could not find the watch on him. As he was running down the street he met some of his companions, he extended his arms to one of them.</p>
<p>Q. If what you say is true he gave it away you know - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure the prisoner is the man that snatched the watch from you - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure he is the same man that was in the room with you - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What business had you in that house - A. I had been in Charlotte-street; I was ordered to get a coach; at eleven o'clock I went in there to get a pint of beer; I did not know what the house was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-14-person195" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was upon duty in Broad-street, Bloomsbury, on Christmas Eve, I heard the cry of stop thief, two or three times, I was at the corner of Dyot-street, I saw the prosecutor following the prisoner, I stopped him and took him to the watchhouse.</p>
<p>Q. What did the prosecutor charge the prisoner with - A. He said, watchman, stop thief, he has robbed me of my watch, the prisoner said, I am not guilty, do not take me to the watchhouse; I said I will, and took him to the watchhouse.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-14-person196" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am beadle of the night. They brought the prisoner into the watchhouse, the prosecutor charged him with robbing him of his watch; the prisoner said nothing in my hearing; I searched him and found nothing on him.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I am a very hard working lad; I was coming up Holborn after I had done my work, I heard the cry of stop thief, I ran to see what was the matter, the watchman dragged me to the watchhouse; I know no more of it than a child unborn; I never was in Dyot-street, I was at the top of Holborn.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did you see him take them - A. I did.</p>
<p>Q. How were they wrapped up - A. They were laying in a pile on the top of the others, near the door; when he had taken them up he put them on his shoulder and walked out of the shop with them, without saying any thing.</p>
<p>Q. Did you observe that man to see who he was - A. I did not see his face; I judge by the size that the prisoner is the same person.</p>
<p>Q. How soon after that did you see any man brought back to the shop - A. I did not see him any more till the next morning. When I saw the man go out of the shop with the ginghams; I immediately gave the alarm to my father, who was in the next shop; my father immediately pursued him.</p>
<p>RICHARD LEVETT BROOKS. Q. You are the father of the last witness - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You keep these two shops and occupy both the houses - A. Yes; the shops are the lower part of the houses.</p>
<p>Q. Do you recollect being in one of the shops, and being called to by your daughter - A. On Monday evening my daughter called father, and said a man has taken a bundle of ginghams from the other shop, and the moment it was mentioned, I went out at the door, I saw a man about fifteen paces from the door, he had the ginghams which we have here, he had shifted them from his shoulder to his front, he was going as fast as he conveniently could, with the bundle to the corner of Union-street, I caught him and clasped him as far as I could with the goods in my arms, I seized him and the bundle at the same time, I saw him drop the bundle, he gave me a twist and I fell, I got up again, and instantly pursued him, and at a door in Union-street, about thirty paces I caught him again; I did not lose sight of him all the time, it was a bright moonlight night.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure that the man that you caught again at the distance of thirty paces was the man that you first laid hold of - A. Yes, I noticed his voice and person; when I first caught him he said some man has put them in my arms; I knew him to be the same man, there was no person in the street at the time, not even of the other side of the way; I got hold of him a second time, and by a twist again, or some how or other I fell in the dirt again; I lost my hold, but I never lost sight of him; he was off immediately, I was after him in a moment, I was not three paces behind him, he passed Little Union-street into Piccadilly, and rushed up against the dead wall of St. James's church, and in my attempting to lay hold of his collar I slipped down again and caught hold of the tail of his coat, a gentleman then came up, and we carried him to St. James's watchhouse, and from there to Marlborough-street office.</p>
<p>Q. Can you swear positively that the man that you carried to St. James's watchhouse was the man that you saw fifteen paces from your door with the ginghams - A. I took notice of his person and voice, I am most assuredly certain he is the person; I never lost sight of him, it was a very moonlight night.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the ginghams - A. One of my young people followed me and picked the ginghams from off the ground. I can swear to the ginghams. I pursued the man; I saw the young person take up part
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<p>Q. Where she took them you do not know - A. They were taken to my house.</p>
<p>Q. How came she not to be here - A. I did not think her evidence to be necessary. I saw the ginghams as plain in his arms as I see your lordship.</p>
<p>Q. When you saw them in his arms could you take sufficient notice to know they were your ginghams - A. No, only from the alarm; I could not distinguish they were mine, or any one else's. St. James's is very well lighted, I could see they were ginghams; I could not see any mark upon them then.</p>
<p>Q. Was that young person before the magistrate - A. No. I believe they informed me that it was not necessary; I asked the question.</p>
<p>Q. When he was taken to the watchhouse did anything pass there - A. No; I was so short of breath, and hurt by the fall, I could not speak.</p>
<p>Q. Had you observed the place where these ginghams were before the alarm - A. Yes, they were about a yard upon the counter, all upon one pile, and when I returned a great part of the pile were gone. When I came back I found some of my ginghams in the shop all over mud, and they were part of that pile which I had been before.</p>
<p>- BURTON. I am an officer of Marlborough-street. The ginghams I produce were brought into the office by Mr. Brooks, and the daughter, and an officer belonging to the parish; they were put into my custody, I have had them ever since.</p>
<p>Q. to Miss Brooks. You say you saw nothing more of the man that took the things until the next morning you saw him at the office - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. You had not taken sufficient notice to know the man again - A. I did not see his face, by his size it was the prisoner to the best of my belief; I thought so the next morning.</p>
<p>Q. Did you stay in the shop after you had given the alarm, and your father went in the pursuit - A. I staid in the shop the whole of the time.</p>
<p>Q. While you were in the shop did you see any thing done with respect to them ginghams, or any body bring them in - A. The young person that took them up that belonged to the shop, she brought them in; she followed my father out.</p>
<p>Q. How long after she had gone out did she bring in any thing - A. She brought them in in about eight or nine minutes.</p>
<p>Q. You saw her go out after your father, did you - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Of course you did not see her pick up any thing - A. No. She brought in a parcel of ginghams all over mud, they were the same ginghams that had been upon the pile.</p>
<p>Q. Are these the ginghams that lay there - A. They are; I have looked at them before, I am certain they are my father's property, there is two hundred and ninety yards and there is a mark upon them; they are of the value of eleven pounds eighteen shillings and sixpence: we put them down eleven pounds.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Brooks. Have you looked at these ginghams - A. I have looked at them, and put my seal upon them; they have my private mark, I am sure they are mine; I have put them down at a low value, at three parts of the price.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was coming along Glasshouse-street, at the end of Glasshouse-street I saw a mob, Mr. Brooks was in the middle of the mob; he said he is gone, and then he saw me, he said, that is him, I will swear to him.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Le Blanc.</p> </div1>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did you afterwards find that any thing had been stolen - A. No.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Chambre.</p> </div1>
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<p>JAMES HALE. Q. Did you apprehend this man in conjunction with Wood - A. Yes. The coat being a big one, and he a little man, he made a ruslt, and sprang out of the coat; I am sure he is the man, he was not from us above a minute and a half. We never lost sight of him.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I picked that coat up in Couson-street, Mayfair, about eleven o'clock at night; I had a long way to go to my lodging in Water-lane, Blackfriers, and as I was locked out I went to get into a watering-house I told them I had a coach on the stand on purpose for them to let me in, and I had not been in a minute before the waterman asked me if I would sell the coat, I told him I did not know. I am as innocent of stealing the coat as a child unborn.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. In what situation did you find your shop - A. I found two of the shop window shutters taken down, they had been barred on the outside, and by getting them above the hooks they might be taken down. A pane of glass was cut out of the shop window so as to put an arm in. I went to bed about eleven, the shutters were put up and fast, there was no pane of glass broke; I missed cheese, butter, and lard, but what quantity of cheese I could not tell at the time; there were a pile of cheese in the window, the whole pile was gone, and the pile stood right opposite of the glass that was broken.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any butter standing there - A. Yes; it was gone, and the lard was gone, they were all within an arms reach of that broken window. The watchman told me they had taken up a person with such articles. The next morning at ten o'clock I went to the watch-house, I saw the prisoner in custody, three cheeses, about eight or ten pound of lard, and four or five pound of butter.</p>
<p>JURY. How large was the pane of glass - A. Large enough to let a cheese out.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Le Blanc.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. What had been in that tray - A. Thirty pebble pyramid seals, two necklaces, ear-rings and broaches, belonging to them, and in looking further I found the other tray was stripped of ten gold chains, and sixteen gold seals.</p>
<p>Q. What part of the shop was it where that tray stood - A. In the front of the shop next the door, and the other tray stood by it.</p>
<p>Q. Have you seen any of this property since - A. Yes; about nine days afterwards, at Mr. Turner's, in Bridges-street, I saw a gold chain, and a gold seal.</p>
<p>Q. What might be the value of the chain and seals - A. The chain, thirty shillings, and the seal, a guinea and a half.</p>
<p>Q. Is this shop where these things were taken part of your father's dwelling-house - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know in what manner the windows were closed - were the shutters shut up - A. Yes, they were closed about four o'clock; there was no way of getting into the shop but by opening the door.</p>
<p>Mr. Bolland. Do you know whether your father or the officer searched after a man of the name of Watson - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did you know the prisoner before - A. No.</p>
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<p>Q. Do you know whether there was any light of the day to observe the countenance of any person - A. No, it was dark; I went out to next door to St. James's hotel, the door was upon the latch, I pulled it to after me, I am certain it was fast.</p>
<p>Q. How long did you remain away - A. I suppose about two or three minutes.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any thing missing when you returned - A. Yes.</p>
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<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was at the Fountain public-house, a man that I knew asked me to drink; he said he wanted some money; he said, here is something, go and get some money; I took the chain, and went to Mr. Turner's shop, and offered it, I asked thirty shillings, he bid me twenty-six shillings; I took it and took the money; the person that gave me the chain, I have not seen him since.</p>
<p>The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Chambre.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. He got away from you twice - A. Yes; I never lost sight of him, nor was I ever above two or three yards from him. When the watchman came up I gave charge of him he was taken to the watch-house.</p>
<p>Mr. Andrews. Were you sober - A. Quite sober.</p>
<p>Q. You never found your property - A. Never.</p>
<p>Q. Do you mean to say you could distinguish whether it was the woman or him, that made the snatch at your watch - A. I could.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Could you distinguish it was one of the three men that gave you the blow - A. Yes, it was one of the three men; that blow was given at the same instant the person took the seal; or perhaps a few seconds after, it was not before. After I perceived it I turned round, and then I had the blow, just as the other was running. I then discovered that they had robbed me. I immediately pursued the thief.</p>
<p>Q. Did you see the man that had taken the seal, key, and ribbon - A. Yes, he ran away and I pursued him.</p>
<p>Q. What became of the man that gave you the blow - A. I did not see him. I followed the man that took the seal and key towards Finsbury-square to Providence-row, I kept him in sight all the way, at the lower end of Providence-row, he struck against a post and fell, he immediately got up again, and ran across Wilson-street, I did not catch him. Crossing Wilson-street he fell again, and I collared him; I kept my hold of him; several watchman came up, I gave him in charge of two of them.</p>
<p>Q. Are you sure you kept the man in sight all the time - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. And the man that you gave in charge was the same man that had taken your seal and key - A. I am positive of it. It was a fine clear frosty night. I requested two of the watchmen that were there to look after the seal; I was certain he had not dropped it before he came there; it was a clear night, I could have seen it. It was brought to me the next day. I went to the watchhouse with the prisoner Cox.</p>
<p>Q. And that was the prisoner Cox that you so secured - A. Yes, he was searched at the watchhouse, the seal and key was not found upon him.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take notice at all of the man who snatched at you seal and key at the time that he did it - A. I took notice of him particularly; I know his person; I could not perceive his face; I kept him in sight, and took him to the watchhouse; I am certain Cox is the person.</p>
<p>Q. Did you take any notice of the man that gave you the blow - A. No. I observed three together, I believe Botwright to be one of the three.</p>
<p>Q. You had not observed him particularly - A. No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-22-person256" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . Q. You were the officer of the night on duty at the watchhouse - A. I was; the prisoner Cox was brought to the watchhouse a little after eleven o'clock. It was about an hour afterwards when the watchman brought the seal, key, and ribbon to the watchhouse. These are them.</p>
<p>Prosecutor. They are my property, and they are the same that was snatched from me that night.</p>
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<p>Cox's Defence. I had been up to the Green-gate in the City-road, I was rather intoxicated in liquor. I live in London Wall; I heard the cry of stop thief; I run over, I saw a man run before me, and I ran after him; the prosecutor was behind me; I fell down, the man before me run on.</p>
<p>Botwright was not put on his defence.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Le Blanc.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. When did you lose this note of yours - A. On the 23d of August I left in a drawer on the desk in the accompting-house, a ten pound note, and a one pound note; I only had it in my hand that morning; about ten o'clock, on the next morning I looked for it they were both missing; the prisoner was my
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<p>Q. What is your partners name - A.
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<p>Q. How long had the prisoner lived with you - A. A year and a half.</p>
<p>Q. Did he sleep in the accompting house, or in a room adjoining - A. In a closet in the accompting-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-23-person269" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I am an apprentice to Mr. Harris. On the 22d of December I went to Mr. Murray to get change of a ten pound note; he gave me six pound; he was to send the rest down the next day; I took the six pound to Mr. Harris.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-23-person270" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . On Tuesday last, in company with Cartwright, I apprehended the prisoner at Mr. Ogleby's. I took a watch out of his pocket. We took him to the Mansion House; there were two keys taken out of his pocket; I went to where he lodged. I there found two one pound bank notes, a half-crown, sixpence, and a new hat.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Harris. Look at that watch - A. This is the watch I sold to the prisoner.</p>
<p>Q. to Mr. Ogleby. Look at that ten pound note. Is that your note - A. It is; the woman endorsed it at the time I took it of her; I am sure it is the note; I lost it out of the drawer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-23-person271" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> . I was in company with Leadbetter. On searching him I found this purse with a shilling in it, and an Irish one pound bank note. It has the same direction as the other; it is endorsed A. Storey, the same as the other.</p>
<p>Q. This house in Sherbourne Lane is let out in lodgings - A. Yes; Mrs. Wilson lives in the house.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I have been along with this master a year and a half; he lost some money last Christmas. My master saw this watch; he asked me where I got that watch. I got money before I came to London. I brought this money from Ireland. It is my money. When my master saw the watch, he said, this is the way my money goes. I slept in the accompting-house. I never saw the money at all. This watch cost me four pound ten shillings. I bought the watch at Wapping. My master said, he had lost the money, and I had bought the watch with it. I said, No, I got money before I came to London. This master gave me victuals and drink, and clothes; he gave me no money.</p>
<p>JURY. The notes are dated 4th of June, 1810. The prisoner said, he brought them to London he could not have done that.</p>
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<p>Of Stealing, but not in the Dwelling-house.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner - A. Yes, after he left my master he went to sea. I saw him in London about four months ago; he said he was down in the world. I treated him, and told him to call at my house. On the 12th of December he came to the shop where I work to enquire for me. I went home about four o'clock, he was at the Red Lion public house. He asked me to pledge a chain and seal; I thought it was not his own; I asked one of my shopmates to pledge it for me; I thought it was not gold.</p>
<p>Q. You gave the chain and seal that you received of the prisoner to
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<interp inst="t18110109-24-person279" type="gender" value="male"/> </persName> , to go and pledge it - A. Yes, the prisoner wanted three guineas on it; Mr. Crouch's man gave him twenty-five shillings on it; as soon as I found it was gold, I went into the shop, and when I came out I gave the prisoner the money. On the Tuesday following he came to me, and wanted to sell the duplicate. On the Sunday I happened to see it advertised a watch, and chain, and seal stolen from Mr. Lewis, Aldgate, High-street, and on the Tuesday when he said he wanted to sell it, I told him I thought it was stolen; he said how came I to think of that; then I let him see the paper; I told him to go to Mr. Lewis; he said he had not got the watch; he found the seal by Aldgate church, the seal in one place and the chain in another. He said he would not go with me if he thought he should get into any trouble. I told him if he came by it honestly he need not fear; he went with me; I delivered the duplicate up to Mr.
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<interp inst="t18110109-24-person281" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . On the 12th of December the prisoner brought the chain and seal up into my room about three o'clock in the afternoon. I told him my husband was at work; he said he had been down to his shop, he was not there. I then said it would not be long before he was in; he said he would go to a public-house, and me to send him in; I told my husband when he came in; he said he did not want to see him; my husband went down stairs, and the prisoner came in and asked me to lend him a shilling. I said no; he shewed me this gold chain and seal; said he found it about seven o'clock as he came out of his lodgings at Wapping. He wished my husband to pledge it for him. I told him I did not think my husband would do it; I did not think he ever had been in a pawnbroker's
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<p>JOSEPH JOHNSON. I was at the Red Lion; Hawkins brought me the chain and asked me to pawn it. I went and got one pound five shillings upon it, and Hawkins gave the money to the prisoner.</p>
<p>WILLIAM MESSER. I am a servant to Mr. Grouch, 25, Providence-Row. This is the chain and seal I took in of the prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t18110109-24-person283"> </persName> (to Mr. Lewis.) Have you any partners - A. No, I keep the house.</p>
<p>Q. How could this person come into the shop - A. I had left the front shop to go backwards; on my return I never thought of the watch; during that interval somebody must have come in and stole it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. On my crossing from the Minories to Houndsditch I picked the watch up; I went into this woman's house; I asked her where her husband was; she said at the shop. I told her I had a watch-chain, and asked her to pawn it; she said yes; she took the watch out and said she had given it to her husband. Two hatters came in and gave me one pound five shillings. I came up to the house; after that he shewed me the paper; I said if such a thing was lost, I would go to the house. I went to the house with him; I told him that I had found such a chain; the constable came, he gave me a black eye; if I had taken any thing wrongfully from any house, I would never go to it of my own accord.</p>
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<p>London jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did the prisoner lodge in your house - A. No, I never saw her before; I had taken the house the Saturday before. I have lodgers, and I occupy the ground-floor.</p>
<p>- GALLEY. I am a constable; I was sent for to apprehend the prisoner; on her person I found a lead pipe and a ball-cock. I asked her how she came by it; she said some woman had cut it; she told her to go below, it was in a tub, she might have it.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was going through Lombard-court on the 14th of December; I saw a woman at this door; she told me that if I would go down stairs there was a bit of pipe in the tub, to bring it up to her.</p>
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<p>Q. Did you miss any articles out of your shop any time - A. Yes, on the morning of the 12th of December, I missed all the things from off the shelf, and from information I went to Aldgate watchhouse, and there
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<p>Q. What became of the other men - A.
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<p>Prosecutor. They are all mine; I lost a great many other things that are not come forward.</p>
<p>Prisoner's Defence. I was coming up Somerset-street between five and six o'clock, I went into a
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<p>First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. In a part of the building, not appropriated for theatricals, had you a parcel of books deposited - A. I had.</p>
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<p>- RUTLEY. Q. You were with Humphreys - A. Yes. I found the prisoner Knapp trying to hide himself towards Catherine-street; I laid hold of him.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.</p> </div1>
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<p>Q. Did her rising up in this way, and putting her coat about her raise suspicion in your mind - A. It did; I went over the counter and watched her, she had not gone above the next door to one, before she let a piece of print fall of twenty-two yards.</p>
<p>Q. Did it fall by design or by accident - A. I think by accident; she picked it up and went on; I pursued the prisoner, she went into a court near Middle-row, and from there she went to a gin-shop, at the corner of Middle-row. I left the witness Lambert there while I went and fetched my hat; when I came back she was just coming out of the door of the gin-shop, the wind blew her coat of one side, I distinctly saw a piece of print; I pursued her and took her at the top of Gray's-inn-lane; I asked her for the print, she let it fall on the ground, I picked it up by her feet; I took her back to Mr. Webb's, and a constable was sent for, he took charge of the prisoner and the print.</p>
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<p>GEORGE WOOD. On Thursday, the 3d of January, about two o'clock, I was coming down Holborn, I went into Mr. Webb's shop; I saw the prisoner there, whom I knew; the prisoner and the cotton were delivered to me.</p>
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<p>Of Stealing, but not privately.</p>
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<p>Second Middlesex jury, before the Lord Chief Baron.</p> </div1>
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<p>"will you come up and set in my room, I dare say your wife will be home in a few minutes?" He came up, and sat about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour. He then asked me to light him down to his own door. He pushed the door open. I gave him a light. He said he believed he should go to bed. I left him in his room, and saw no more of him till about eight o'clock; I was then in the street. I saw him bring his wife from Mrs. Baldwyn's wine-vaults, in the same street - I saw him bringing her in company with Mrs. Smith, whom Mr. Bowles had denied his wife being in company with. Mr. Bowles had frequently turned Mrs. Smith out of the room.</p>
<p>Q. When you first saw Bowles and his wife together, did any words pass between them. - A. Not till they came in the passage of his own house. I saw her sitting on the stairs; he was standing in the front of her. Bowles desired his wife to go up, and by her refusing he gave her a blow with his right hand on the left side of her head, I think, with his double fist He kept saying,</p>
<p>"will you go up? if you do not, I will break your neck. I left them upon his carrying her up, and Mr. Togwell shut the door, and I went out I saw no more of them at that time. I came home in about three quarters of an hour. When I returned, I called to my husband to let me in. I was called to go up to see the deceased. When I went into the room I found the deceased laying upon the sacking of the bedstead; there was no bed. Mrs. Togwell had pulled her strait. The prisoner Bowles was in the room, and Mrs. Togwell, and I think Mrs. Tooley. I felt the deceased, she was very hot. I said,</p>
<p>"Oh! Mr. Bowles, what have you killed your wife? He, with his hands, beat his head, and stamped his feet, and said,</p>
<p>"Oh! pray Mrs. Bland do not say so," and appeared very much agitated indeed. As she seemed so hot. I said,</p>
<p>"for God's sake, has nobody sent for a gentleman of the faculty?" He went out himself, without his hat, and in about ten minutes, or a quarter of an hour, he returned with Mr. Steward. Mr. Steward called for a looking-glass. Bowles was in the room; the looking-glass was wiped clean; he put it over her face, and then he put it again, and pronounced that she was dead. The doctor asked Bowles if he had any words with his wife, or if he had struck her? He said, yes, he had, but nothing in particular, and when he laid her down, he thought she might have been in a fit. He never left the house till two o'clock in the morning, when Limbrick took him. I took up his two children into my room, and by my landlady's request, Mr. Bowles went up there, and I sat up all night with my landlady.</p>
<p>Q. Was the prisoner sober. - A. I am sure he was not; he was better than half in liquor; he had been out all day. He is a sawyer by trade.</p>
<p>Q. Did he go out in anger. - A. No.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. He was displeased with her in some way, because the five shillings that he had given her to buy a mattress, she had spent in gin. - A. I do not know about the mattress - Mr. Bowles said she had pawned his tools for a shilling. It was about dusk she came home; I understood for the pliers. She had gone out at one o'clock in the day, and did not come home to the children till eight o'clock.</p>
<p>Q. You say he was rather forward in liquor. - A. Yes, I never saw any thing amiss of him while I knew him. I have lived in the house fifteen months.</p>
<p>Q. Besides working at a trade as a sawyer, when at home, he made bird cages. - A. He was an industrious man, I saw nothing amiss of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-30-person320" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . Q. Where did you live on the 26th of December last. - A. No. 10, Monmouth-street.</p>
<p>Q. Do you know the prisoner. - A. I do not remember I ever saw him before I saw him at a house in Earle-street, between seven and eight o'clock - I was going for some cheese for my supper. I was going by the prisoner's door. I heard a scream of a woman. I looked in the passage. I saw a man and a woman at the foot of the stairs; he up with his fist and struck her on the side of the head; she fell down backwards at the foot of the stairs; the landlady came out; she said,</p>
<p>"for God's sake, Mr. Bowles, do not beat your wife so much." She said,</p>
<p>"for God's sake shut the door." The man looked at me - he came towards the door. I was afraid he would strike me, perhaps.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-30-person321" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I keep the house No. 17, in Earle-street. The prisoner Bowles and his wife occupied the back room two pair of stairs.</p>
<p>Q. What time did you see the prisoner and his wife come home. - A. About eight o'clock. I had not seen Bowles all the day before that time his wife was with him. I heard a scuffling in the passage. I went to see what was the matter. He struck her in anger, but not with great violence.</p>
<p>Q. Did he strike her more than once. - A. Only once. He asked Mrs. Bowles to go up; she would not; she sat down on the stairs. Bowles asked her many times to go up stairs, she would not go. He struck her on the side of the head, I believe, with his fist. He took her in his arms before him, and carried her up stairs. He asked her several times what she had done with the five shillings? she made no answer. He appeared to be in anger. I lit him up stairs, and as soon as I came up stairs, he struck her and stamped upon her side or belly, I am not sure which it was, at the lower part of her body. He asked her where the money was; he seemed to be harping about the money. He was very angry with her for being with Mrs. Smith. I begged of him not to beat his wife any more. He gave me his finger, and promised me he would not. I went down stairs.</p>
<p>Q. Did you go again to his room. - A. I did, about a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes after. When I got into the room, Bowles was standing up by the side of the fire-place; there was no fire; the deceased was lying upon the bed. Bowles told me that his wife had a fit. I said,</p>
<p>"Mr. Bowles, she is dead."</p>
<p>Q. In what state of mind was Bowles at that time.
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181101090022"/>A. I think he appeared to have been drinking. He appeared very much hurt upon my telling him that his wife was dead. Mr. Bowles would not believe that she was dead. Then I sent up stairs for Mrs. Bland. Mrs. Bland suggested for a doctor to be sent for, and Bowles himself went without his hat.</p>
<p>Q. Upon Bowles finding that his wife was dead, was he composed. - A. No, very much hurt. I was in the room; I saw him beat his head. The prisoner returned with the doctor; and the doctor, Mr. Steward, tried an experiment with the looking-glass. Mr. Steward, pronounced that she was dead, and said he could not say whether it was a fit or no. Mr. Steward left the house, and Mr. Bowles went and slept with Mr. Bland. He remained in the house till two o'clock until the officer came.</p>
<p>Mr. Adolphus. How long did he live with you. - A. Better than two years.</p>
<p>Q. Do not you know that this woman was subject to fits. - A. I attended her in a fit once - when she was on the floor I held her down.</p>
<p>Court. They were convulsion fits, were they. - A. Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18110109-30-person322" type="gender" value="female"/> </persName> . I live in the front room in the two pair, and Bowles occupied the back room in Earl-street. On the night of the 26th, about eight o'clock, I heard a voice upon the stairs. I heard a great lumb-ring, and some one cried, and that I heard a great noise as if Bowles had throwed his wife down in the next room. I sat about five or ten minutes, and heard blows; then I went to Bowles's room; the door was open. I saw the deceased on the floor. I called,</p>
<p>"Bowles, have done." I saw him kick her while she was on the ground, about the side of the lower part of the body. Bowles said,</p>
<p>"what can I do, Mrs. Tooley?" Mrs. Togwell came up; he promised her that he would not beat his wife any more. The deceased said, as she laid on the ground, you and Mrs. Togwell may go. We went away. I left the deceased on the ground. I stepped into my own room. I heard many things that passed in Bowles's room. The prisoner asked his wife what she had done with the things? she said she had pawned them herself. I believe he struck her then, for the child cried out,</p>
<p>"pray father do not beat her any more, beat her again tomorrow." He said to the child,</p>
<p>"go and ask your mother what there is for supper." He questioned the child to know what the mother had bought for the sister out of the money? the child answered, that she did not know that the mother had bought any thing. I heard nothing else until Mrs. Togwell came up.</p>
<p>Q. What brought Mrs. Togwell up. - A. The little child went and said her mother was in fits. Upon Mrs. Togwell's coming up, she called me, and told me Mrs. Bowles was dead. I went into Bowles's room; I found her laying upon the mattrass, with the blanket over her. Bowles was standing at the foot of the bed by the fire-place; he seemed very much hurt when Mrs. Togwell told me his wife was dead. He appeared agitated, and beat his head very much. Mrs. Bland proposed to have a doctor. Bowles was glad enough to go - he went without his hat, and when Mr. Steward came, he pronounced her dead. Bowles seemed distressed and hurt. After this Bowles remained in the house until Limbrick the officer came and took him.</p>
<persName id="t18110109-30-person323"> </persName> Can you say whether they were comfortable together, or did they quarrel much. - A. I have heard them quarrel together, and fight. I have heard the deceased say,</p>
<p>"pray father do not beat me."</p>
<p>Q. On this night was Bowles sober. - A. He was very much in liquor; he was a very industrious man. His wife would get in liquor as well as him. I did not associate with them.</p>
<p>Mr. Adolphus. How long have you lived in this house. - A. Two years.</p>
<p>Q. You were saying something about five shillings. - A. Yes, he asked her what she had done with it? he gave her five shillings to buy a mattrass for the eldest girl that was out of service.</p>
<persName id="t18110109-30-person324"> </persName> After Mrs. Togwell went down, and he had promised not to beat his wife any more, they had a conversation together. - A. Yes, for a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>Q. At that time was she on the floor. - A. She was on the floor when I left her. When she was talking, I conceived she was sitting up in a chair.</p>
<p>Q. You only supposed that he struck her from what the child said, you heard no blows. - A. No.</p>
<p>Q. Did they continue to converse after that expression. - A. I heard no conversation after that.</p>
<p>Q. You heard no fall down. - A. No, nor did I hear any blows.</p>
<p>Court. Is the partition so thin between you that you must have heard the blows, if any had passed. - A. Yes, the partition is thin, I think I should have heard it if any had passed.</p>
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<p>Q. Who were the gentlemen. - A. Mr. Steward, surgeon; Mr. Lonsdale, a surgeon; and a medical student, a young gentleman. When I went in, the three principal cavities of the body were laid open, but nothing removed or touched; the abdomen or belly, the chest and the head. My attention was first drawn entirely to the abdomen; there was a little blush of redness upon the stomach, and within the stomach a quantity of gin; the quantity of fluid might be about ten ounces - the smell indicated a considerable quantity. I must add, that this was done the day after the decease. Nothing preternatural in the chest; on the head marks of blows, but under the integument of the skin no mark. On the bone, that is the scull, the scalp skin was taken off, and part dry by the bruises. On opening the inside of the scull-cap no appearance of bruises; no fracture. The membrane of the brain nothing implying the effects of injury there, nor upon the upper part of the brain. On the surface and cavity a watery serous effusion on all the surface of the brain. In the cavity of the brain, on rising of the brain from the lower part of the brain-case, a large coagulum of blood appeared. I took the opportunity afterwards of examining the large vessels of the lower part of the brain, and I observed in her head, on one of the four principal arteries of the brain, a transverse rent of the artery going up into the brain.</p>
<p>Q. From the observation that you made, what do you suppose to be the cause of this person's death. -
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="181101090023"/>A. The immediate fall of the quantity of blood, pressing upon the brain, that was the cause of her death, according to the best of my judgment.</p>
<p>Q. Was the rupture of that material artery the cause of that effusion of blood. - A. Undoubtedly.</p>
<p>Q. You have been in Court and heard the evidence given of the violence that had been used, do you or not conceive that that external violence was the cause of the rupture of that artery. - A. There is an external difficulty here. If I had seen no marks of external violence there, I should have said it was a common case of a sanguinous apoplexy.</p>
<p>Q. With the assistance of the external violence that you have described in this case, and the quantity of gin in the stomach, and this effusion which we know to be the effect of encreased action, do you conceive that the state of the woman approached to a state of apoplexy, so far that at that time a slight agitation or blow would produce an effect which would not take place; was not the person inebriated. - A. When I have opened the head of those that died from inebriation, the effusion was present, not the rupture.</p>
<p>Q. The effusion of serum, could that take place instead of the coasulum of blood with such blows as you have heard described. - A. From concussion; a state of concussion of the head might produce the effect, but not at that time; the coagulum of blood from the rupture of the vessel produced death, and not the effusion of the serum.</p>
<p>Mr. Gurney. You said, were you have opened the head of persons that died of drunkenness, you have found the serous effusion, but not the rupture. - A. I have found the serous effusion in a greater degree than here. I recollect two instances.</p>
<p>Q. I take it for granted you found the rupture also, were persons died of drunkenness. - A. I have opened the head of a young man that drank a great quantity of whisky, so much as he was hardly able to stagger to bed - on opening this young man's head, I found this serous effusion.</p>
<p>Q. Where persons die of intoxication, I take it for granted, apoplexy takes place in persons that die of drunkenness. - A. In persons that are sober, and persons that are inebriated.</p>
<p>Q. And I take it for granted that drunkenness will produce it. - A. Very much so; it resembles very much the natural apoplexy.</p>
<p>Q. Can you say whether the rupture of the artery might have arisen from blows, of which you saw the marks. - A. I cannot say, the rupture might or might not have arisen from blows, of which I saw marks, considering the state of circulation.</p>
<p>Q. Supposing this poor woman to have fallen down in a fit, that might have contributed to it. - A. If I had not seen the marks, or heard of the blows, I should have considered it an apoplectic fit.</p>
<p>Mr. Reynolds. Supposing the vessels of a person to be filled, the circulation encreases in consequence of intoxication. With such blows as you saw upon this person, would not that have a tendency to have produced the rupture that you saw. - A. Undoubtedty - but I cannot say it did.</p>
<p>Court. Then upon the whole, considering the intoxication, such a quantity of ardent spirits might have occasioned the bursting of the artery that you have mentioned. - A. It might.</p>
<p>The prisoner left his defence to his Counsel.</p>
<p>Mr. STEWARD. Q. You are a surgeon. A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. We understand you were called in upon this woman being discovered or supposed to be dead. - A. Yes, I was.</p>
<p>Q. And you were brought to the spot by the prisoner himself. - A. Yes. When I arrived there, I found the deceased laying upon the bed, seemingly dead. I ascertained that she was dead. There were three women in the room at the time, Mrs. Togwell, Mrs. Bland, and Mrs. Tooley.</p>
<p>Q. Were any of these three women in a state to make correct observations of what passed. - A. Mrs. Bland appeared frantic, she was stamping about.</p>
<p>Q. You assisted Mr. Bell in the disection of the head. - A. Yes.</p>
<p>Q. What in your judgment was the occasion of her death. - A. The rupture of the blood-vessel.</p>
<p>Q. Are you able to say the rupture of the blood-vessel was occasion by the blows, which you saw the marks, or by any fall. - A. It is certainly very hard to say.</p>
<p>Q. With the quantity of spirits you found in her stomach, do you think in the state of intoxication that she was in, the state of anger she was in, or irritation, might account for the rupture of that blood-vessel. - A. Certainly.</p>
<p>Mr. Reynolds. How many blows were there on the head. - A. I think there were four.</p>
<p>Q. Are you able to say whether the blows were violent or not. - A. They were not so violent to effect the skull, only the integument.</p>
<p>Q. Supposing they were given by the fist, were they violent or not. - Q. I do not think they were.</p>
<p>Q. Supposing the circulation of the blood being much encreased by intoxication that this woman is stated to be found in, would not the blows then have a tendency to fill the vessels. - A. One blow would have done it, there would be no occasion of repeating it; in my opinion the patient must die instantly, the rupture of the vessel would occasion instant death.</p>
<p>Q. Was there any mark of any blow were the rupture was. - A. No, there could not be any; there was one upon the root of the nose, one upon the left temple, one by the right ear, and one behind her head.</p>
<p>Q. Was the rupture such that either these blows would effect the rupture of the vessel. - A. I do not think it could.</p>
<p>Q. Might it be produced by either of these blows. - A. It is very hard to say - it is my opinion it was not.</p>
<p>Court. What do you ascribe it. - A. To the effect of intoxication, causing a greater action of the vessels of the head, together with struggle and passion. It is my opinion it might have been produced without blows, if there had been intoxication, struggle, and passion.</p>
<p>The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.</p>
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