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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.</p>
<p>SESSIONS PAPER.</p>
<p>MAGNAY, MAYOR.</p>
<p>NINTH SESSION, HELD JULY 1ST, 1844.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>Taken in Short-hand</p>
<p>BY HENRY BUCKLER.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>GEORGE HEBERT, CHEAPSIDE.</p>
<p>TYLER & REED, PRINTERS, BOLT-COURT, FLEET-STREET.</p>
<p>1844.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of the Peace,</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER, AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, July 1st, 1844, and following Days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Honourable
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MAGNAY</hi> </persName>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-2" type="given" value="EDMUND HALL"/>Edmund Hall Alderson</persName>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer;
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-3" type="given" value="JOHN"/>Sir John Williams</persName>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-4" type="given" value="SAMUEL TAYLOR"/>Samuel Taylor Coleridge</persName>, Knt., one other of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench;
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-5" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Thompson</persName>, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-6" type="surname" value="FAREBROTHER"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-6" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>Charles Farebrother</persName>, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-7" type="surname" value="COPELAND"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-7" type="given" value="WILIAM TAYLOR"/>William Tay
<lb/>lor Copeland</persName>, Esq.; Sir
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-8" type="given" value="CHAPMAN"/>Chapman Marshall</persName>, Knt.; and
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-9" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Humphery</persName>, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City: the Honourable
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-10" type="given" value="CHARLES EWAN"/>Charles Ewan Law</persName>, Recorder of the said City:
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-11" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>Michael Gibbs</persName>, Esq.; and
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-12" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Johnson</persName>, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City:
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-13" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Mirehouse</persName>, Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-14" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Edward Bullock</persName>, Esq., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and Gaol Delivery of New
<lb/>gate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LIST OF JURORS</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-15" type="given" value="WILLIAM SMITH"/>William Smith Bradley</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-16" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Phipps</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-17" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-17" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Smith</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-18" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-18" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Phillips</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-19" type="given" value="GILBERT"/>Gilbert Orme</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-20" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>Charles Blake</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-21" type="given" value="MARK"/>Mark Wightman</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-22" type="given" value="THOMAS DARK"/>Thomas Dark Gattie</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-23" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>Lewis Moore</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-24" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-24" type="given" value="DAVID"/>David King</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-25" type="given" value="DAVID"/>David Lynes</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-26" type="surname" value="MORFIT"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-26" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>Richard Morfit</persName> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-27" type="surname" value="RICHARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-27" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Richards</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-28" type="surname" value="M'CRAW"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-28" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James M'Craw</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-29" type="surname" value="MOWLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-29" type="given" value="HENRY"/>Henry Mowland</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-30" type="surname" value="ABBOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Abbott</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-31" type="surname" value="BAGNAL"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-31" type="given" value="WALTON"/>Walton Bagnal</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-32" type="surname" value="MOLSON"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-32" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Molson</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-33" type="surname" value="PLUSH"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-33" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>Frederick Plush</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-34" type="surname" value="BEADLE"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Beadle</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-35" type="surname" value="BURCHALL"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-35" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>Richard Burchall</persName> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-36" type="surname" value="POUNCEY"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-36" type="given" value="HENRY"/>Henry Pouncey</persName> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-37" type="surname" value="PRITCHETT"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-37" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Edward Pritchett</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-38" type="surname" value="LOWE"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Lowe</persName> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18440701-name-39" type="jurorName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-39" type="surname" value="ROSE,"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-39" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Rose, jun.</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-40" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-40" type="given" value="HENRY PHILIP"/>Henry Philip Wright</persName> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-41" type="surname" value="LIBERTY"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-41" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>Jonathan Liberty</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-42" type="surname" value="LESTER"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-42" type="given" value="GEORGE AUSTIN"/>George Austin Lester</persName> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-43" type="surname" value="PONTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-43" type="given" value="RICHARD THOS"/>Richard Thos. Pontin</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-44" type="surname" value="ROMFIT"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-44" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>John William Romfit</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-45" type="surname" value="ROMBALL"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM SAMUEL"/>William Samuel Romball</persName> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-46" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-46" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>Samuel Phillips</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-47" type="surname" value="PAINTON"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-47" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Painton</persName> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-48" type="surname" value="FORGE"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-48" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Forge</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-49" type="surname" value="GALIANO"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-49" type="given" value="CHARLES JOSEPH"/>Charles Joseph Galiano</persName> </p>
<p>
<persName id="t18440701-name-50" type="jurorName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-50" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-50" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>Alfred H. Robinson</persName> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fourth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-51" type="surname" value="PADMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-51" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Padman</persName> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-52" type="surname" value="NEWMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Newman</persName> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-53" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-53" type="given" value="THOMAS CHEETWOOD"/>Thomas Cheetwood Jones</persName> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-54" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-54" type="given" value="HENRY EDW"/>Henry Edw. L. Lloyd</persName> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-55" type="surname" value="NICHOLLS"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Nicholls</persName> </p>
<p>
<persName id="t18440701-name-56" type="jurorName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-56" type="surname" value="KELLY"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Kelly</persName> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-57" type="surname" value="ROTTON"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>William Henry Rotton</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-58" type="surname" value="ANDREWS"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-58" type="given" value="JOSIAS"/>Josias Andrews</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-59" type="surname" value="MALCOLM"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-59" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>Robert Malcolm</persName> </p>
<p>
<persName id="t18440701-name-60" type="jurorName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-60" type="surname" value="MORTON"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-60" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>Charles Morton</persName> </p>
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<persName id="t18440701-name-61" type="jurorName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-61" type="surname" value="JUDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-61" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Judge</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-62" type="surname" value="PALMER"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-62" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Palmer</persName> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-63" type="surname" value="LARKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-63" type="given" value="NATHANIEL JOHN"/>Nathaniel John Larkin</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-70" type="surname" value="ROWE"/>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<p>
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<p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-74" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Munster</persName> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
<p>
<persName id="t18440701-name-75" type="jurorName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-75" type="surname" value="OGDEN"/>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-76" type="surname" value="PARK"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Park</persName> </p>
<p>
<persName id="t18440701-name-77" type="jurorName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Pierpoint</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-80" type="surname" value="RAWLINS"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Myers</persName> </p>
<p>
<persName id="t18440701-name-85" type="jurorName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-85" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-86" type="surname" value="ROWLEY"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MAGNAY, MAYOR</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—Two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—An obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that a prisoner is known to be the associate of bad characters.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1844.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">First Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.✗</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-89" type="given" value="BARNET"/>BARNET KESNER</persName> </hi>. I live in Queen-street, Pimlico. On the 6th of June I missed these trowsers from inside the shop, which I had seen safe five minutes before—I saw the prisoner with them under his arm, about twenty yards from the shop—I said, "These are my trowsers"—he said, "I know nothing about it"—he was drunk—he stood still—the policeman came up and took him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was his wife in the habit of dealing at your shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, she often paid money on different things—she had paid me 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on a pair of trowsers shortly before this, but these hung in the shop—I was in a room behind the shop—he did not come and ask for a pair of trowsers—they are corded.</p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-90" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BIRD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman.</hi>) I took the prisoner—he said he knew no
<lb/>thing of it—he was drunk, but not very drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-91" type="given" value="BARNET"/>BARNET KESNSR</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I had seen him about the street that day, talking to some workmen—he never came and asked me for any trowsers—I had never seen him before that day—I had seen his wife about three days before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-92" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS MALCOMB</persName> </hi>. I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former convic
<lb/>tion—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>)—he is the man.</p>
<p>(The prisoner received a good character.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-1803-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 47.—
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<p>1804.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY HARDING</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 1 packet of alts of lemon, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and 1/4 lb. weight of carry
<lb/>powder, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLAKTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-95" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am married. The prisoner lodged with me in Hercules-buildings, Lambeth, and afterwards in Arbour-square—eleven months altogether—while he was with me I had the articles stated—I do not keep a shop—I never gave him permission to take the articles.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOANE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you known him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About eleven months—I kept no shop, but lived on what I got by my lodgings—I had three lodgers when I was single—my sister who was single lived with me—I married last September—my husband is a cook on board</p>
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<p>ship—the toys were taken in December—the prisoner left my apartment on Monday the 8th of April, and got married on the Wednesday, but I did not hear of it till a week after—when he left me on Monday he was to return to dinner, but I saw no more of him till I went with a warrant on the 3rd of May to search for the property—he had told me when he left that he was coming back, and I expected him to bring his present wife with him, as she was coming from Richmond, and asked if I could let her sleep a night or two with me—I said, "Yes," but he never came—I did not myself miss the toys till he was gone, till his sister-in-law came and told me where he lived—that was about a week after he left—I did not go to his residence then, as I thought it better to get advice from Mr. Pelham, the attorney—I went to him in about a fortnight—he was taken up on the 3rd of May—I went to Mr. Pelham nearly a fortnight before that—he was taken to the Thames Police—I and my sister, French, and the police
<lb/>men gave evidence—the Magistrate asked if he owed me anything—I said 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said, "Well, I dismiss the case, but you are at liberty, three days hence, to take the case to the Sessions"—I did not prefer my bill then, as Mr. Pelham told me I had better find more property—he was apprehended at his lodgings living with his wife—I had seen the toys last before Christmas.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you marry?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the 11th of Sept.—I never got the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from him—I have missed other property to the amount of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he gave me no notice of his intent to leave—I expected him back to dinner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-96" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I resided with my father in Holywell-lane at the time in question—the prisoner brought the toys produced to my house, and gave them to the child of his present wife, who was living with me—I am sure these are the toys—I saw him bring them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> His present wife was a widow, and had been married to your brother?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it was her child.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-97" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DOUGLAS</persName> </hi>. I am a policeman. I found the salts of lemons in a box which French gave me the key of, at the prisoner's house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-98" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH FRENCH</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> It was the, key of my box—the prisoner presented me with this salts of lemons at the same time, and the curry-powder.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When did he bring them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The beginning of December.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-99" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WATERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>.) I searched French's house, and fonnd the curry-powder.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I know the toys and curry-powder the salts of lemons I know by the label round it—I had several boxes of salts of lemons—this is one of them—I am sure they are my property—I know the curry-powder by a mark on the lid of the box, "2255" a scratch in ink, and a figure 1.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This is the shop mark?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I have no private mark—the seal on the curry-powder corresponds with the packets I have—I had only two—one was taken—it is not my seal—I told him I had lost the curry-powder.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When was that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Soon after I lost it, which was in December—his present wife was coming to our house to tea at the time, and he begged me not to mention it to her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because I had lost a sovereign shortly be
<lb/>fore, and had mentioned it to her.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-101" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DOUGLAS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman.</hi>) I apprehended the prisoner, and told him what for—he said the prosecutrix's sister had given him the box. alluding to the toys.</p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-102" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN MORELL</persName> </hi>. 1 am the prosecutrix's sister. I never gave the prisoner the box of toys, or any of these articles—I knew of their being in the house.</p>
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<p>1805.
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<interp inst="def1-1805-18440701" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-1805-18440701" type="age" value="17"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN ANDREWS</hi> </persName> and
<persName id="def2-1805-18440701" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-1805-18440701" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-1805-18440701" type="age" value="17"/>
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<interp inst="def2-1805-18440701" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH PLATT</hi> </persName> were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18440701-1805-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1805-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18440701-name-105" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-105" type="surname" value="SNEDDON"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-105" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1805-offence-1 t18440701-name-105"/>Robert Seddon</persName>, at
<placeName id="t18440701-geo-1">
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1805-offence-1 t18440701-geo-1"/>St. Giles's-in-the-fields</placeName>, and stealing therein 1 watch, value 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 1 seal, 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 1 canvas bag, 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 1 sovereign, 2 half-sovereigns, 5 half-crowns, 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 7 sixpences, 36 pence, and 70 halfpence, his property; to which</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANDREWS</hi> pleaded
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18440701-1805-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1805-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1805-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 17.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PLATT</hi> pleaded
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18440701-1805-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1805-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1805-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 17.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1805-punishment-2" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-1805-18440701 t18440701-1805-punishment-2"/>Confined One Year</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>1806.
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<interp inst="def1-1806-18440701" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-1806-18440701" type="age" value="14"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HENRY EMLER</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18440701-1806-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1806-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1806-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> for stealing 1 cigar-case, value 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 6 cigars, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 1 sixpence; the property of
<persName id="t18440701-name-107" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-107" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-107" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1806-offence-1 t18440701-name-107"/>Frederick Hill</persName>, his master; to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18440701-1806-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1806-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1806-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 14.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1806-punishment-3" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1806-punishment-3" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1806-18440701 t18440701-1806-punishment-3"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18440701-1807" type="date" value="18440701"/>
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<p>1807.
<persName id="def1-1807-18440701" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-1807-18440701" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-1807-18440701" type="age" value="21"/>
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<interp inst="def1-1807-18440701" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HARRIS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">alias
<rs id="t18440701-alias-1" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1807-18440701 t18440701-alias-1"/> Benjamin Harvey</rs> </hi> </persName>, was indicted
<rs id="t18440701-1807-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1807-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1807-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> for stealing 1 birdcage, value 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the goods of
<persName id="t18440701-name-109" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-109" type="surname" value="HAMMOND"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1807-offence-1 t18440701-name-109"/>William Hammond</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-110" type="surname" value="HAMMOND"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-110" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I live in Margaret-place,. Clerkenwell. The birdcage produced is mine—I saw it safe on Wednesday afternoon, and missed it on Thursday morning, about twenty minutes to one o'clock, and about twenty minutes to two it was found by the policeman—the prisoner lived at No. 4, next door—the policeman brought it out of the prisoner's yard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-111" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-111" type="surname" value="HAMMOND"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-111" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife. I was awoke by the baby about one o'clock on Thursday morning, and heard a noise, looked out, and saw the birdcage go from the window, by the light of the gas, and saw the prisoner go with it into his own house—it had hung on the window ledge—I am sure he is the person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-112" type="surname" value="O'BRIEN"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-112" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES O'BRIEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">polieeman.</hi>) I found the birdcage in the water-closet of No. 3—the prisoner lives at No. 4.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know nothing of it; I was asleep in bed when the policeman came.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. HAMMOND</hi>. I am certain it was the prisoner took it—he wat in his shirt sleeves—I saw his face, and saw him go into his house with it.,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18440701-1807-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1807-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1807-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 21.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1807-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1807-punishment-4" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1807-18440701 t18440701-1807-punishment-4"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18440701-1808" type="date" value="18440701"/>
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<p>1808.
<persName id="def1-1808-18440701" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-1808-18440701" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-1808-18440701" type="age" value="18"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL DUNCAN</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18440701-1808-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1808-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> for stealing 1 pistol, value 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the goods of
<persName id="t18440701-name-114" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-114" type="surname" value="CHANDLER"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-114" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1808-offence-1 t18440701-name-114"/>Henry Chandler</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-115" type="surname" value="CHANDLER"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-115" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CHANDLER</persName> </hi>. I live in Whitechapel. I employed the prisoner to work for me—I saw my pistol safe in Jan., and missed it Feb.—that now produced is mine—Cowell gave me the duplicate of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-116" type="surname" value="COWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-116" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COWELL</persName> </hi>. I got the duplicate out of my brother's box.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-117" type="surname" value="COWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-117" type="given" value="WALTER HENRY"/>WALTER HENRY COWELL</persName> </hi>. I bought the duplicate of the prisoner about twelve weeks ago.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-118" type="surname" value="M'CARTHY"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-118" type="given" value="TIMOTHY"/>TIMOTHY M'CARTHY</persName> </hi>. I got the pistol from Chandler, who had redeemed it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I found the duplicate on the premises.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-119" type="surname" value="CHANDLER"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-119" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CHANDLER</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I never pawned it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18440701-1808-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1808-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1808-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 18.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1808-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1808-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1808-18440701 t18440701-1808-punishment-5"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18440701-1809" type="date" value="18440701"/>
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<p>1809.
<persName id="def1-1809-18440701" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-1809-18440701" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-1809-18440701" type="age" value="52"/>
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<interp inst="def1-1809-18440701" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WILSON</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18440701-1809-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> for stealing 2 pewter pots, value 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18440701-1809-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1809-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1809-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 52.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1809-punishment-6" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1809-18440701 t18440701-1809-punishment-6"/>Confined Two Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1810.
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<interp inst="def1-1810-18440701" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHRISTOPHER WATLING</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18440701-1810-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> for stealing 2 1/2 oz. of tobacco, value 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the goods of
<persName id="t18440701-name-122" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-122" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1810-offence-1 t18440701-name-122"/>our Lady the Queen</persName>, his mistress 2nd
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-123" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-123" type="given" value="JACOB DENNIS"/>JACOB DENNIS THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer in the London Docks. On Wednesday the 12th of June, I was at work at the back of Nos. 4 and 5 Warehouses—the prisoner, who is a custom-house officer, was there—there were some hogsheads of tobacco being rolled out of the back shed—one that came out was rather open in the head-part round the rim—I am confident there was no tobacco hanging out of it—as soon as it was stopped, and the men that had turned it out went back for another hogshead, the prisoner made a start at the hogshead, and took a handful of tobacco out of the end of it, turned himself round quickly, and put it under the tail of his coat—he kept both his hands behind him—I directly told Smith of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOANE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many men were engaged in rolling out these hogsheads?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three were engaged rolling out, and nine others were rolling after they did come out—there might have been twenty altogether, but I do not know—I do not belong to that department—I have been in the Company's employ twenty-two years—I believe this was between one and two o'clock in the day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-124" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer in the London Docks. On the 12th of June, Thomas made a communication to me—I saw the prisoner take a hand of tobacco from the head of the hogshead, retreat about ten yards from the hogshead, and put it underneath his coat tails—I went and asked him what he had about him—he made no reply—I asked him for the tobacco he had, and he handed it to me from underneath his coat tails—I told him he ought to be ashamed of himself, a man like him, he ought to have known better—he made no reply—I told him to go about his business—I took the tobacco and threw it up into our own warehouse, where Thomas was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You saw him take the hand of tobacco?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it was similar to this produced—this is what I call a hand—it is twisted round and consists of several leaves—the head of the hogshead was rather loose.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-125" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-125" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer in the London Docks. I was at work in the tobacco warehouse—Smith threw up a piece of tobacco similar to this—I do not know that this is it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-126" type="given" value="MARTIN"/>MARTIN DOOLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a locker in the service of the Customs—I am in charge of the tobacco warehouse at the docks—the prisoner is a locker in the tea department—that has nothing to do with the tobacco warehouse—they are convenient to each other—he had charge of the tea warehouse—these casks of tobacco were being rolled from the shed I had charge of, to another warehouse—I cannot say whether the prisoner had any right where they were rolled—he had no business there that I know of—there were no teas there—about one o'clock that day Thomas spoke to me, and pointed out a hand of tobacco like this—I could not swear this was it—I went to the prisoner, and said, "Mr. Watling, did you take this tobacco out of the cask?"—he said he did not, he picked it up to give to me—I told him he ought to be ashamed of himself for doing such a thing, and whatever he said after that I did not hear, because I walked out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Can you get to the privy from where these casks were?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He should go to the back of the warehouse—you can get to the privy from that place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would it be necessary to pass that place to get from the tea warehouse to the privy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, all the privies are between the sheds and the warehouses—he could go either way—I cannot tell which would</p>
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<p>be the nearest—I do not go that way, because there is a privy on the ware-house I belong to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-127" type="surname" value="DIX"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-127" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DIX</persName> </hi>. I am a constable in the London Docks. I have known the prisoner as being employed in the docks by the Customs many years—on the 12th of June, I went to the Surveyors of Customs'-office—the prisoner was sent for, and was questioned by the surveyor as to what business he had there—he said he was going to the privy—there are several privies, the most convenient and nearest would be at the back of No. 5 warehouse—to get there he would have to pass before the tobacco warehouse, but not where this trans
<lb/>action took place—he said he had picked up the tobacco for the benefit of the revenue—he did not say he took it out of a crack in the cask.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did be say he saw it hanging out of the cask?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, he said, "I picked it up for the protection of the revenue"—I will not swear he did not say he saw the tobacco banging out of the cask—I do not recollect it, I may have forgotten it, but I do not believe he said it—I have known him there fifteen years and upwards—he went voluntarily before the Magistrate—I did not take him into custody—I gave him the privilege of meeting me at the police-office—the tobacco was taken from within the docks.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long was the conversation going on in which he said anything about picking it up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The surveyor had them all up, and questioned them all—the prisoner was examined twice—I was not present in the morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-128" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-128" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>, I took the tobacco from the prisoner not a minute after Thomas finding it on him—it was after taking it from him that I said he ought to be ashamed of himself—Thomas had not spoken to him before me—it was under his coat tails, not under his waistcoat at all—it showed itself at one end—he had both hands to keep it up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>, This man stated before my surveyor that he did not see me pick up the tobacco, and he could not swear to it; the three men who were rolling, the tobacco saw me pick it off the ground; it was in the middle of where the carts and wagons go, where I have to give the papers to the carmen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-129" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-129" type="given" value="JACOB DENNIS"/>JACOB DENNIS THOMAS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> He had no business there to deliver the tea—the tea is delivered at No. 5, at the back, but not at No. 4—they are delivered at the side of No. 4.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The carts draw away when they have got teas in, to make room for other carts and wagons to go up, and then they wait for their pass and the documents.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I saw the place where he took this tobacco from—he had no business at all there with the tea—I never found it so since I have been there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you positive as to his putting his hand in, and taking the tobacco from it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am—he could not have picked it off the ground—there was none on the ground.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 53—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.</hi></rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1810-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1810-18440701 t18440701-1810-punishment-7"/>Confined One Year</rs> </hi>,</p> </div1>
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<p>1811.
<persName id="def1-1811-18440701" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-1811-18440701" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-1811-18440701" type="age" value="17"/>
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<interp inst="def1-1811-18440701" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HOMER</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18440701-1811-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1811-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> for stealing two gowns, value the goods of
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-131" type="surname" value="BROOK"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-131" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1811-offence-1 t18440701-name-131"/>Robert Brook</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-132" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-132" type="surname" value="BROOK"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-132" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA BROOK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert Brook, of Peter's-bill, Doctor's Commons. I had two dresses, which I saw safe at five minutes before eight o'clock, on the morning of the 11th of June—I missed them about five or ten minutes after eight—these now produced are them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-133" type="surname" value="BROOK"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-133" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BROOK</persName> </hi>. On Tuesday the 11th of June, my mother went out a little after eight o'clock—a little after that the prisoner came and asked my sister to give him a light for his pipe—he went out, came again, knocked at</p>
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<p>the door, and said, "Your mother has sent me after two gowns"—I said, "Where is she?"—he gave me no answer—there was another boy at the door with a bag—the prisoner came to the door, took the gowns, and put them into the bag, and both ran down the hill—I am sure the prisoner is the person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-134" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HERRINGTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-police-constable, No.</hi> 112.) I received informa
<lb/>tion, and went to Fore-street, where I saw the prisoner offering one of these gowns for pledge, about nine o'clock on this same morning, the 11th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18440701-1811-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1811-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1811-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.** Aged 17.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1811-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="transport"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1811-18440701 t18440701-1811-punishment-8"/>Transported for Seven Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1812.
<persName id="def1-1812-18440701" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-1812-18440701" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-1812-18440701" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def1-1812-18440701" type="surname" value="GRANT"/>
<interp inst="def1-1812-18440701" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GRANT</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18440701-1812-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1812-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1812-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> for stealing a ship's compass, value 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the goods of
<persName id="t18440701-name-136" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1812-offence-1 t18440701-name-136"/>Humphrey Owen</persName>, in a vessel in a port of entry and discharge; to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18440701-1812-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1812-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1812-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 23.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1812-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1812-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1812-18440701 t18440701-1812-punishment-9"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1813.
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<interp inst="def1-1813-18440701" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-1813-18440701" type="age" value="23"/>
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<interp inst="def1-1813-18440701" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WOODRUFF</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18440701-1813-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1813-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1813-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/> for stealing 1 handkerchief, value 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the goods of
<persName id="t18440701-name-138" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1813-offence-1 t18440701-name-138"/>Thomas Ritson</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-139" type="surname" value="RITSON"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-139" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RITSON</persName> </hi>. I live in Northampton-street, Lower-road, Islington. On Wednesday night, the 19th of June, I was in Goswell-street about a quarter past eight o'clock—I had a handkerchief in my pocket about five minutes before—I missed it, when I was told something—I saw the prisoner running from me—the handkerchief is not here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-140" type="surname" value="JARVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-140" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JARVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a painter, and live in Goswell-road. On Wednesday night, between eight and nine o'clock,. I was walking behind the prosecutor—I saw the prisoner walking by his side, and saw him take his hand out of bis own pocket, put it into the prosecutor's pocket, take out the handkerchief and put it into his own pocket, and immediately stoop down and scratch his leg—I tapped the prosecutor on the shoulder, and told him he was robbed—he missed his handkerchief, and we saw the prisoner running across the road—I ran after him—I did not see what he did with it—I saw two men about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-141" type="surname" value="REEVES"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN REEVES</persName> </hi>. I live in Bridgewater-place, Goswell-street. I saw the prisoner running—I followed him, and saw him give the handkerchief to another man—the prisoner was stopped—we could not find the handkerchief.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It is all false; I took my own handkerchief out of one pocket, and put it into another; I did not take any handkerchief out of Mr. Ritson's pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18440701-1813-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1813-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1813-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 23.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1813-18440701 t18440701-1813-punishment-10"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1844.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Third Jury.—Before Mr. Common Sergeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>1814.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY BLAKE</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<persName id="t18440701-name-143" type="victimName">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1814-offence-1 t18440701-name-143"/>James Carr</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-144" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-144" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CARR</persName> </hi>. I am the son of James Carr, and live at Colebrook. On the 15th of June, about ten o'clock at night, I was out with the horse and cart—I drove up to Mr. Crossley's door and went in—I came back in two or three minutes, and missed a fore quarter of mutton from the cart, which was there when I left it—I have since seen a portion of it in the policeman's pos
<lb/>session, and know it to be my father's mutton by the score, and the chop
<lb/>ping down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What part of the mutton was it the policeman showed you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The ribs—it was cut in two or three parts—there
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CROSSLEY</persName> </hi>. I saw the prisoner go out of my house—I followed him up the field, and saw him go into my wheat, and fetch something out, but what it was I could not tell—he threw it over his shoulder and said to his mate, "Mate, we have got it now, and if anybody follows us we will knock their eye out with it"—I hallooed after him, and told him to drop it—I knew him, and thought he had something which did not belong to him—he set off running down the field—I ran after the prosecutor to tell him to go after his mutton, supposing it was the mutton the prisoner had got.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-146" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CLIFFORD</persName> </hi>. I was standing by the shed, and saw the prisoner go through the shed with something in his hand—I was not near enough to see what it was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-147" type="surname" value="FIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman.</hi>) I found this mutton about half-past three o'clock in the morning, between the prisoner's bed and bedstead—he would not give any account of it—I showed it to the prosecutor, who examined and swore to it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What part was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The neck and breast—it weighed 14lbs.—I went to the prisoner's lodging twice, and found it the last time—the shoulder was cut off—I have not found that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-148" type="surname" value="CARR"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-148" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CARR</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> It weighed about 20lbs. when 1 lost it—when it was found, the shoulder was gone—it had not been cut off by a butcher.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-149" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-149" type="surname" value="CLIFFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-149" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CLIFFORD</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>, I was standing a little distance from the cart, and saw the prisoner come from the cart with something hanging down in his hand—I knew him by sight before.</p>
<p>(The prisoner received a good character.)</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 21.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.</hi></rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1814-18440701 t18440701-1814-punishment-11"/>Confined Two Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Fourth Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE PAGE</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1815-offence-1 t18440701-name-151"/>Constantino Geralopulo</persName>, about the hour of two in the night of the
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1815-offence-1 t18440701-cd-1"/>27th of June</rs>, at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1815-offence-1 t18440701-geo-2"/>St. Stephen, Coleman-street</placeName>, with, intent to steal, and stealing therein, 2 cruet-tops, value 5
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and 1 handkerchief, 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; his goods; also, 1 pair of earrings, 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 1 ring, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and part of a pencil-case, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1815-offence-1 t18440701-name-152"/>Catherine Edwards</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-153" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-153" type="given" value="EDWARD SPRIGGS"/>EDWARD SPRIGGS CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-police-constable, No.</hi> 130.) I was going along Blomfield-street about two o'clock on Friday morning, the 28th of June, and saw the prisoner in a livery-stable yard, against the large gates belonging, I believe, to a person named Fox—I heard him first trying the gate—I asked who was there—no one answered—I looked through the side gate, through some railings, and saw the prisoner retreating back to the side of the wall—I saw him go up some steps on to the roof of the stable, on to the top of the roof at. the side, and along the top of it—he then threw something from his hands into the burial-ground of the Catholic-chapel—when he got to the end there, he jumped down, and I lost sight of him—I am sure he is the man—I afterwards found him in the privy of the area of No. 16, at the back of Finsbury-circus—that was between three and four, about an hour and a quarter after I had seen him going over the roofs—he said he had been asleep there—I did not go to where I saw him throw something—Mason, another officer, was there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOANE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you in company with Mason?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I placed men round at every place where the prisoner could get away—I told Mason to go there before I went on the roof after the prisoner, and after I had first been to the livery stable gates—I was alone at the gates when I saw the prisoner—there was no one close to me when I saw the prisoner going over the roofs—there were persons inside—the livery stable gates</p>
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<p>are about thirty yards from No, 16, Finsbury-circus, or perhaps not so much—it is in the same line of building—you have not to cross the street at all—I believe there are live houses between—the back of No. 16, Fins
<lb/>bury circus, is almost opposite the prosecutor's house—the livery stable is on the left hand side—it is all within a few yards—a person could get from the livery stable to the prosecutor's by getting over the walls—the prisoner was about two yards from the gate when I looked through—he must have heard me ask who was there—I then called my sergeant, who was in view, and told him that a man was going over the roofs of the houses—the prisoner could hear that—I did not see what it was he had in his hand—he got up some steps on to the roof of a stable, and went along from one place to another—he ran along the roof, and when he got to the end he jumped off on to some leads, and then down into the yard of No. 21, which, I think, is the Catholic priest's house, attached to the chapel, the back of which is almost opposite the back of the prosecutor's house—there is only a cart-shed and a stable between them—the back of the prosecutor's house is nearly opposite the back of No. 16, Finsbury-circus, where the prisoner was found—he was on the roofs of the houses when I saw him throw something away into the Catholic chapel burial-ground—it was a little before two o'clock—I did not see two men running away, nor any one, but the prisoner—I had him in view six or eight minutes—I had never seen him before—lam sure he is the man 1 saw on the wall and jump down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-154" type="given" value="ADAM"/>ADAM SPARY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City police-inspector.</hi>) I went my rounds between one and two o'clock on the morning of the 28th of June—I went to No. 15, North-buildings, Finsbury-circus, and observed that the door had been cut through; here is the piece of wood that was taken from it, and these tools were found close to the door—they are regular housebreaking implements, a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, a gimlet, and centre-bit—the door had been afterwards opened—I then proceeded to search the back premises, and, not finding any one there, I went round to the opposite building in Finsbury-circus, and at the back of those premises, after searching for a considerable time, the prisoner was found in the area of No. 16—I was present when he was found.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you hear him say he had fallen asleep there
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not recollect—he was down in the area, and I was standing in the garden—he said before the Magistrate that he had been paying his addresses to a servant girl there; and as the house was locked up, he got out as well as he could, and fell asleep in the privy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-155" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER SANDERSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant.</hi>) I was in Blomfield-street about two o'clock this morning—I got over the wall of the Ophthalmic Hospi
<lb/>tal, and in the yard of No. 20 I found these three silver cruet tops, a silver mustard-spoon, a pair of earrings, a ring, a small pin, part of a pencil-case, and a silk handkerchief—the yard where I found them is between the stable and the place where the prisoner was found.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you find anything near the stable gate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">City police-constable, No.</hi> 126.) I went to the Roman Catholic burial-ground, and found a knife and iron screw—the prosecutor's house is in the parish of St. Stephen, Coleman-street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> It was dark when I saw him on the roof and near the wall—it was light enough to see him—it was just breaking daylight—I am quite sure it was light enough for me to see him—I saw him distinctly before he got on to the roof, and told the inspector what kind of coat he had on—I am quite sure he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-158" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-158" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Constantino Geralopulo, who lives at No. 15, North-buildings—it is his dwelling-house. I was awoke by</p>
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<p>my master very near half-past two o'clock on this morning—I went stairs, and found the back doors both open—I missed from the kitchen the cruet tops, salt-spoon, and silk handkerchief, which I had seen there safe at ten minutes before twelve o'clock the night before—the earrings I had seen about five in the afternoon—they are mine, also the ring and pencil-case—the other things are my master's—I had seen them all safe about ten minutes before twelve, when I shut up the house—my master was with me shutting it up—I am certain I shut the doors, and barred them all—these things were in two boxes, both of which were broken open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you the last person that went to bed that night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—my master went up stairs before me—there is another female servant—she went up before me—there was no one else in the house—I am certain I closed the doors, and made them safe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-1815-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 26.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1815-18440701 t18440701-1815-punishment-12"/>Transported for Ten Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1816.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES NEALE</hi> </persName> was indicted for
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1816-offence-1 t18440701-name-161"/>John Skinner</persName>: and </rs>
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<interp inst="t18440701-1816-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen; against the Statute, &c.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-163" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-163" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SKINNER</persName> </hi>. I keep a commercial boarding-house in Little Knight Ryder-street, Doctors' Common, in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Old Fish-street. The prisoners were both in my service—on the 17th of May Mr. Vivian, who was then staying at my house, lost a gold watch from his bed-room—I discharged James, and Mary Ann left of her own accord at the same time—she had been with me about two years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-164" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-164" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH VIVIAN</persName> </hi>. I lodged with Mr. Skinner. My watch was safe on the night of the 17th of May—I mused it in the, morning from my bed-room—this is it—I told Mr. Skinner of my loss next morning—I did not speak to the prisoners—I left the house on the 8th of June, for Cornwall; and on the 12th I received a letter from Mr. Skinner, informing me that it had been found—the seal has not been found.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">James Neale.</hi> I found the watch in the water-closet
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am quite certain it was stolen out of the bed-room—I was not in the water-closet that night</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Mary Ann Neale.</hi> He came home very tipsy that night; we were all in bed; in the morning he came into the kitchen, and asked the servants who came home with him; I said I did not know; master had let him in; I after
<lb/>wards went into the parlour, and heard him ask master who had let him in; master said he bad, and led him up to his room, that he was so very tipsy he could hardly get up stairs; he said, "Did you notice whether I had my watch with me last night or not?" he said, "No, I did not;" after breakfast he went out with bis cousin, somewhere to the West-end, whore they had been drinking the night before, to inquire if any one had seen it there; I heard them talking of it, and saying they had offered a reward, or advertised for it; I did not know anything about it
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Perhaps I was a little the worse for liquor when I came home—my cousin was with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-165" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM DAY"/>WILLIAM DAY DAVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman.</hi>) On Wednesday, the 10th of June, between three and four o'clock, I was on duty in Petticoat-lane, and observed the female prisoner in company with another female, and several people round her, at a jeweller's stall, which attracted my attention—I saw a Jew, with a gold watch in his hand—I asked him whose it was—the prisoner heard me, and I said to her, "Is that your gold watch?"—she said it was—the Jew handed it to me—I showed her the watch, and said, "Is it yours?"—she said, "My brother gave it to me"—I asked her how he came by it—she</p>
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<p>said he found it—I took her and her mother, who was with her, to the station, and before the Magistrate—she stated to the Magistrate, that if they would allow me to go with her to her mistress, Mrs. Skinner, No. 18 1/2, Little Knight Ryder-street, I should find it would be all correct-the Magistrate told me to take them both with me there, to see if it was right—I went and saw Mrs. Skinner—I went after the male prisoner at eight o'clock that night, in private clothes, to 15, Noah's Ark-alley, New Park-street, Southwark—I found him there—I told him I was an officer, and asked if he had given his sister anything on that day—he said, "No"—I said, "Do you know anything about a gold watch?"—he said, "No, I do not"Do—I then took him into custody, and took him to the station—he was questioned by the inspector if he knew anything about a watch—he said, "No"—the girl was brought out, and when they saw each other they both began crying, and at last he said, "Yes, I did give ray sister the watch"—I know this to be Mr. Bingham's, the Magistrate's, handwriting—(
<hi rend="italic">examination read</hi>)—"The male prisoner says, 'I have got nothing to say.' The female prisoner says, 'When the watch was lost my master suspected the other prisoner, and I asked him about the watch, he said he did not know anything about it, and time passed on till last Satur
<lb/>day night, when he gave me that watch; I asked him if it was Mr. Vivian's watch? he said he did not know, for he had found it a good bit ago in the water-closet; and I did not think that was the same Mr. Vivian lost, nor did I know whether that watch was gold or brass, and I asked some man to tell me the value of that watch, not thinking for the moment to sell it. I have had these books for more than twelve months; they were given me in my master's house by the housekeeper, who is dead."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Mary Ann Neale's Defence.</hi> My master did not ask me if I had seen the watch, he asked me to ask my brother if he knew anything about it; I did not know where it was, or who had it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VIVIAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I inquired of her, and everybody in the house, whether she had seen the watch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SKINNER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> She knew of the loss of the watch—inquiries were made of all the servants in my presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES NEALE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 13.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to Mercy.</hi></rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Three Months.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN NEALE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1816-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-1816-18440701 t18440701-1816-punishment-14"/>Confined One Year</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>(There was another indictment against the prisoners.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL HENNING</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18440701-1818-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/> for embezzling 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 0 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the monies of
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-168" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1818-offence-1 t18440701-name-168"/>Richard Brown</persName>, his master; to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1818-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1818-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 32.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1818-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1818-18440701 t18440701-1818-punishment-15"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1819.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SHARRATT</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18440701-1819-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1819-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1819-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> for stealing 2000lbs. weight of cotton, value 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1819-offence-1 t18440701-name-170"/>East and West India Dock Company</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. PRENDERGAST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILDE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-171" type="surname" value="SUTTON"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-171" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SUTTON</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the East and West India Dock Company. The prisoner was a foreman in their employ—in May last I re
<lb/>member some bales of cotton arriving by the
<hi rend="italic">Euxine—</hi> I saw it unloaded about the 11th of May—the prisoner had the management of making the cotton merchantable—that commenced on the 11th of May, and was com
<lb/>pleted</p>
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<p>pleted on the 22nd of May—it is done by taking the damaged cotton from the bales—it is laid in heaps and afterwards put into baskets—the prisoner was foreman of the warehouses Nos. 5 and 6—the sale of the cotton took place on the 16th of May—I was not present—I have some warrants and other documents, which I got from Mr. Dixon, the superintendent—these warrants for eleven mats are in the prisoner's handwriting, all except the signature of the merchant—it was his duty to make out these documents—(
<hi rend="italic">This war
<lb/>rant was dated 24th May, for eleven mats of cotton pickings, imported in the</hi> Euxine,
<hi rend="italic">among them Nos.</hi> 3066, 3067, 3068, 3069, 3070, 3071,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 3072)—this warrant ex
<lb/>presses that delivery may be made to the person entitled to it, but anybody presenting it is entitled to the goods—the weight is ex
<lb/>pressed in the warrant—the mats should contain cotton pickings and sweep
<lb/>ings—in the course of business the cotton comes in bales—I never knew good cotton in mats—I did not see these mats weighed—they are always weighed, and the weights expressed on the face of the warrant—on the 19th of June I saw some mats in the warehouse which had been found at Black
<lb/>more's and Hamilton's, and saw them weighed—No. 3066 weighed 1 cwt. 1qr. 19lbs. of sound cotton, 3067 2cwt. 3qr. 15lbs. sound cotton—we did not weigh the damaged portion that was on the top of those bales, and some bales were all sound—3068 weighed 2cwt. 2qr. 41bs. 3069 lcwt. 3qr. 5lbs., 3070 3cwt. 0qr. 13lbs., 3071 1cwt. 3qr. 5lbs., 3072 3cwt., that was all sound—the inclusive weights of the mats, as originally marked, were 1252lbt.—" the weights when I examined them were 1777lbs., all sound, which is an excess of 525lbs.—he had no authority to alter the contents of the mats as originally packed—I have been in the Company's employment between thirty and forty years—I went to the warehouse in Fenchurch-street with the superintendent of the police on the 19th of June and found the mats I have described—we found seven mats still in the "warehouse which ought to have been delivered—those were found on the 29th of May—they were all perfect weights and every thing right—they ought to have been delivered to Black
<lb/>more according to the warrant—they bore the original marks—five of them were smeared over with a brush—they contained cotton pickings, and tallied perfectly with the description on the face of the warrant.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> These warrants are made out by the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This is made out by him—it is not particularly his duty to make them out—it is done by whoever is directed to do it—the signature to it is "Gregson and Co."—that is the writing of Tullock, one of the Company's clerks—he refers to the book and sees who is entitled to the goods—after making out the order it is delivered to Gregson and Co. or their agent—they are the importers, and the real owners—there is a duty of 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a cut. on cotton—on their presenting the order and warrant the goods are de
<lb/>livered—Gregson and Co. are the persons making any sale which may have taken place to Black more by their agent—Blackmore is a cotton merchant, residing, I think, somewhere about the Minories—I did not go there myself to find the cotton—I speak of the weight after it was brought to the Fen-church-street warehouse—I should say Blackmore was a respectable merchant to all appearance, and in a large way of business—I have known him fifteen or sixteen years—I know nothing of his private affairs—I saw him at one of the examinations at the police-court—his solicitor called the Magistrate's at
<lb/>tention to his being present—the counsel for the Company said they could not bring any charge against him and declined calling him as a witness—if cotton was placed into mats for the purpose of delivery I should say it must be done by more than one man—they would not have the warrant in their hands at the time they packed it—the warrant is copied from a book which has the weight—the weight is ascertained by the prisoner himself—I have the book</p>
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<p>here in his handwriting—the numbers and weights in the warrant correspond with the book—the clean cotton is never packed in mats—the labourers act under direction of the prisoner, who is the foreman—they ought to have known this was irregular.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PRENDERGAST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It is the prisoner's business to make out the warrants and take the weights?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is his business to weigh them, and enter the weights in a book, and to pack the cotton pickings in packages—it is his duty to see them correctly marked—Mr. Blackmore was not asked any question at the police court—he was desired to give any explanation he thought fit, but referred them to his solicitor, Mr. Humphreys—nobody pro
<lb/>posed to call him as a witness.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-172" type="surname" value="DIXON"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-172" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DIXON</persName> </hi>. I am at the head of the police in the East and West India Docks—I received information on the 29th of May, in consequence of which I went to the warehouse, No. 6, which had been superintended by the prisoner—I found there, among other things, Nos. 3066, 3067, 3068, 3069, 3070, 3071, and 3072 bales of pickings—they were weighed, and corresponded with the weight fixed against the number in the warrant precisely—the numbers were smeared over with ink, which obliterated the original marks of the number and weights—they are in Court now—as they stood the smeared marks wen not placed outside, but there were other marks on them, which had no con
<lb/>nexion with any cargo which was landed in 1844—these marks must have been put upon them, and were "40,489," signifying the 489 ship arrived in 1840—those marks were external—on removing the packages, I discovered the smeared marks, and found they contained cotton pickings of the weight named on the warrants—I went to Mr. Blackmore the same day, with Mr. Williams and Jupp—Blackmore took us to his warehouse, and there I found packages marked "8066," "8068," "3069," and "3071 "—they did not tally with the weights in the warrant—when I took them to the warehouse, they weighed more in the gross—they altogether varied—the mass was good cotton—Nos. 3068 and 3071 were entirely good cotton—in the other two the majority was good, with damaged at the top—the inside was good—good cotton is worth about four times the damaged—I afterwards went to a Mr. Hamilton's warehouse, in Dunster-court, and found the other three number—they weighed double the quantity marked on the warrants, and the cotton was nearly all good—3070 and 3072 had the greater portion good, with bad put in the top—it was so in the bulk, wherever there were pickings they were at one end—I had it all removed to the Company's warehouse—I found the bags of pickings with correct weight in the Company's warehouse, and the cotton at the two places on the same day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> These articles must have gone away in carts?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-173" type="surname" value="GILL"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-173" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL GILL</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the Dock Company—in May last I delivered a cotton bale to Helson's town cart, by Blackmore's order, No. 410, an original bale, and 3066, 3065, 3075 mats, which were cotton pickings, according to the warrant—I found them on No. 6 shed—they were re-packed there—they are put there for delivery, according to practice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-174" type="surname" value="DIXON"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-174" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DIXON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I did not observe No. 410 in the warehouse—I found it at Blackmore's—it had been unpacked, with a little damaged on the top, and the greater part inside was sound cotton—410 was a bale, the others mats—here is a wanant to deliver it to Blackmore—it is called "4th class damaged;" but the one found with that number is good cotton, with damaged on the top—I did not find any No. 410 on the Company's premises.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-175" type="surname" value="SUTTON"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-175" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SUTTON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This warrant is in the handwriting of George Cooper.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-176" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-176" type="given" value="NICHOLAS"/>NICHOLAS NICHOLAS</persName> </hi>. I am a preferable labourer at the Docks, and was acting in the warehouse, No. 6, on Saturday the 25th of May—the prisoner was the foreman there—at the commencement of the day I was ordered to press the bales of cotton—I continued there till about two, when he ordered me to the back of the warehouse, to assist in filling mats with cotton—I took a portion of it out of the original bales, to put into the mats—he saw ne do it, and directed me to do it—I put what I took out of the bales into mats, suspended to receive it—there was a man to tread it down close into the mats—it was sewed at the top, and removed to another part of the floor—I cut one bale of good cotton open by direction of the prisoner—I assisted to take the whole of it out of that bale to put it into the mat—the prisoner did part of it—I could not say whether he remained there the whole time—the cotton is always in fakes in the original bales—he saw the flakes put in—I made no observa
<lb/>tion to him while it was going on—he told me there was an onto that he should leave the Docks and go to the town warehouse—he remained at the Docks the whole day, on the 25th—but I did not see him on Monday the 27th—I gave information of this on the Wednesday morning—I had thought more about it on the Sunday, and on Monday still had some doubt there was something wrong—on the Tuesday the goods were delivered, and 1 saw one which I thought weighed 3cwt., was marked "lcwt. lqr. 271bs.," (that was afterwards found on Hamilton's premises,) and I gave information the first thing on Wednesday morning, before I went into the Docks—I am not quite certain of the number of the mat—I do not remember that I pointed that bale out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> To whom did you give information?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. Knight, the superintendent—I never saw sound cotton packed in mats before—I thought it might be legal, that the foreman might have a proper order,. but the difference in the weight of the package increased my suspicion—the weight was not put on the package while I was there, to my knowledge—I never said anything to one Collins about the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-177" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PARROTT</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the East and West India. Dock Company. About the 25th of May I remember being employed with, the prisoner in No. 6 shed, treading in some mats of cotton—I trod in one by the prisoner's directions—some other mats were being filled—he was giving general directions to fill them—the cotton was taken from a bale, which was open when I went to it—he told me to fill from that We into the mats—there were pickings placed on the top of the mats—it was my duty to act under the prisoner's direction—this took place at the back of the shed, behind some West India bales—when the mat was packed, the prisoner removed it himself—I went by his side, steadying it on the truck—at that time there was no mark on it—I bad observed several mats of pickings in the warehouse at this time—I went out of the shed, and when I came back I saw the prisoner marking the bale which I had been filling in—I observed one of the other mats was marked "3070"—I saw him erase the marks on the other mats, and place on them a "G" in a diamond—I do not know what the previous mark was—here are the mats I saw—I saw him erase more than one mark.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-178" type="surname" value="JUPP"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-178" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JUPP</persName> </hi>. I was present in the Docks on the 25th of May, at No. 6. warehouse, acting under the prisoner's order—I saw the other men taking cotton out of the bales, and putting it into a mat which was filled in, and afterwards run to the right hand side of the warehouse—they were afterwards removed to the left hand side, and remained there till the 98th of May, the day of delivery—I saw three of those mats afterwards at Hamilton's ware-house—one of them contained all good cotton, and two had a little pickings</p>
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<p>on the top—the cotton had been put into them by the prisoner's order—I helped to do it—I saw one of them at Blackmore's—that contained more than three parts clean cotton, and a little pickings put into the mats by the prisoner's orders—the cotton was put into the mat by the prisoner's order, I am sure—I observed some mats which had the marks smeared out with ink—they were left in the warehouse—I did not see that done, but I saw the prisoner mark some of those packages on the front, the marks of which had been smeared out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-179" type="surname" value="HEATH"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-179" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HEATH</persName> </hi>. I am a preferable labourer at the Docks. On the 25th of May I received orders from the prisoner to fill mats with cotton—I assisted in filling one, and saw three or four filled—I received directions from him respecting No. 410, to put pickings into the top of it—it contained sound good cotton.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-180" type="surname" value="HOSIER"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-180" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOSIER</persName> </hi>. I am a carman. I received the packages from Gill, took them to Mr. Blackmore's, and delivered them to young Mr. Black more, who is between twenty and thirty years old, I should say.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-181" type="surname" value="DIXON"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-181" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DIXON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> Cotton pays a duty of 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a cwt.—I do not know when the merchant pays it—it must be paid before it leaves the Dock—I always understood that all cotton pays the same duty, whether pickings or good.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-182" type="surname" value="ROUSE"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-182" type="given" value="ROBERT JAMES"/>ROBERT JAMES ROUSE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the broker who sold the cargo of the
<hi rend="italic">Euxine</hi>—lot 42 was a bale of 4th class cotton, damaged—Blackmore bought that at the sale—that particular lot was sold as a bale at so much per lb.—"44" was bought without reference to the quantity, at 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per lb., as pickings—the price good cotton sold for at the sale was 3 5/3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—people in
<lb/>variably look at the goods at the Docks before they buy.</p>
<p>(Samuel Edwards, of Limehouse; William Baker, James Grant, Richard Bull, and George Sunley, gave the prisoner a good character.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1819-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 30.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1819-18440701 t18440701-1819-punishment-16"/>Transported for Ten Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1820.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CURTIN</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18440701-1820-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/> for stealing 2 shillings, 2 pence, 2 halfpence, and 1 farthing; the monies of
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1820-offence-1 t18440701-name-184"/>James Nicholas Grote</persName>, from the person of
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-185" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-185" type="surname" value="GROTE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1820-offence-1 t18440701-name-185"/>Caroline Grote</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-186" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-186" type="surname" value="GROTE"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-186" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE GROTE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Nicholas Grote. On the 1st of July I was standing in the New Inn yard, Shoreditch, looking at a club which was going
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> walk—I had two shillings, two penny-pieces, two half
<lb/>pence, and one farthing in my pocket—I went to look for my little boy—the prisoner came up to me, and lightened my pocket—he shoved against my pocket—I did not know him before—he turned round and looked in my face—I saw him pull two boys, and as he crossed the road he looked at me again—I suspected he had robbed me, put my hand into my pocket, and found my money gone—no one had been near me but the prisoner—it was in my right hand pocket, which was the side he was pressing against me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-187" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-187" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BRAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman.</hi>) I took the prisoner, and charged him with picking the prosecutrix's pocket—he said he did not do it, the money he had was his own—I found 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him, just exactly the money the prosecu
<lb/>trix told me she had lost</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-1820-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 14.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1820-18440701 t18440701-1820-punishment-17"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1821.
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 4 shillings; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1821-offence-1 t18440701-name-189"/>William George Clemenson</persName>, from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1821-offence-1 t18440701-name-190"/>Ann Elizabeth Clemenson</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-191" type="given" value="ANN ELIZABETH"/>ANN ELIZABETH CLEMENSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William George Clemen
<lb/>son, and live in Chapel-street, Westminster. On Saturday night, the 23rd of June, about twelve o'clock, I was at the corner of Little Chapel-street,</p>
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<p>looking after my younger brother—there was a fight—the prisoner's wife was there—the prisoner pulled her away, and struck my eldest brother, who was standing outside the public-house—he then struck my youngest brother, and afterwards struck me, and knocked me down, and while on the ground I found his hand in my pocket, at the right side, in which I had a handker
<lb/>chief, a latch-key, 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in a purse, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—when I got up I found the purse and money were gone—no one but the prisoner had their hand in my pocket—he escaped out of the mob, and ran away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PRENDERGAST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were at the public-house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Outside, not inside—I was looking for my youngest brother, who was out selling work for me and Mrs. Johnson—I had not been there above two minutes when the fight commenced—it was among the parties who came out of the public-house—it was turning out time—my husband is a marble polisher—I am an artificial florist—we occupy one room—there was no gin-drinking going on there—I have never seen my money since—I have known Mrs. Johnson for years—she is very respectable, as far as I know.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-192" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I live in Great Chapel-street, Westminster. I was standing talking with Mrs. Clemenson on the 23rd of June, about twelve o'clock at night—I saw the prisoner's wife strike Mrs. Clemenson's elder brother—the prisoner pulled his wife away, and attacked him—he then struck her younger brother, and then struck Mrs. Clemenson on the side of the face, and knocked her down—I immediately ran for a policeman, and saw no more.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you ever been in a Court of Justice before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never was here before—I was at Queen-square when I was ten years old, I believe, for being in bad company; and I was at the Mansion-house, about a year and a half ago—a person I had, very much befriended put a bad half-crown in my possession, and I passed it, but I did not know it was bad, and was honourably acquitted—I had a fourteen years' character from Alder
<lb/>man Cowan—I live next door to this public-house—the prisoner was not quite sober, but knew what he was about—he was fighting everybody I saw—it was a general fight.</p>
<p>--------(
<hi rend="italic">policeman.</hi>) 1 took the prisoner—I found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1844.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Second Jury, before Edward Bullock, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<p>1822.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MEEK</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1822-offence-1 t18440701-name-194"/>Charles Frederick Tabrum</persName>, about two in the morning of the
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1822-offence-1 t18440701-cd-2"/>13th of June</rs>, at
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1822-offence-1 t18440701-geo-3"/>St. Paneras</placeName>, with intent to steal, and stealing therein, 28 paint brushes, value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and 18 white-wash brushes, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; his property; to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<p>1823.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD SMITH</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1823-offence-1 t18440701-name-196"/>Thomas Giles Smith</persName>, and stabbing and wounding him on his left cheek, hand, and wrist, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-197" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-197" type="given" value="THOMAS GILES"/>THOMAS GILES SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a turner, and live in Queen's Head-walk, Kingsland-road—the prisoner is my father-in-law—on Wednesday night, the 19th of June, between ten and eleven o'clock, I went out into Queen's Head-walk, and met the prisoner—I suspected he had come to make a dis
<lb/>turbance,</p>
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<p>turbance, and followed him, because he had drawn a knife to me on Easter Monday—when he had got half way down the garden where I live I tapped him on the shoulder, and asked what he wanted—he said he had come quiet, and I persuaded him to go quiet—he said he had come to see his children his wife and children then occupied a room next to mine—he and his wife had been separated for some time—she went before Mr. Broughton, the Magistrate and he told her he was not to molest her—I told him it was not a fit time of night to come, as the children were in bed, if he came of a morning he could see them—he used very foul language to me, and called for his wife to come out—he called her a name, and she answered him, and said she had been a good wife to him—he said, "Too good"—he then turned round to me, used very heavy threats, and dared me to hit him—I said I did not wish to hurt him—he made a jeer of that—I told him to keep away from me, for he bad a knife—I had seen him put his left hand into his left-hand trowsers' pocket, and draw the knife, hold it in his left hand, and with his right hand shove it up his sleeve—he asked what made me think he had got a knife—I said because I could see it, and knew it to be the same he had drawn to me on Easter Monday—he used foul language to me again, and then turned as if to go away, and I turned to go into the house—I had scarcely turned when he sprang upon me with the knife, and stabbed me in the cheek—I have the mark now—I put up my hand to catch the blow, and it cut my hand and wrist—I seized him, and we both fell together inside a little pigeon aviary, that stood in the ground—I think he fell rather underneath me—he said he had not done with me yet, he meant to give me a blow more fatal, or some
<lb/>thing to that effect—I was almost insensible from the blow and loss of blood—he called out "Murder"—I immediately called for help, when two brewer's men, followed by the policeman, came to my assistance—I was taken to a doctor's in the Kingsland-road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-198" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-198" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CAFFY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-constable N</hi> 153.) About eleven o'clock on the night of the 19th, I was on duty in Hare-walk, Kingsland-road, and heard a cry of "Murder" and "Help"—I went to the spot and found the prisoner on the ground, and two brewer's men holding him down—the prosecutor was separate from him, bleeding profusely from the face—he shouted out that the prisoner had a knife—I got a candle from a woman, searched and found this knife—I then took the prisoner into custody—in going up the walk, he said he was sorry I did not let him cut his b----throat, or rip his b----guts out, for he had broken the peace of his mind—I cautioned him not to say anything, and be repeated several times that he had broken the peace of his mind, and he would readily hang for him in the front of Newgate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went down to Kingston about the 10th of July to work, and when I returned he had run away with my wife and property, and only left me a mattrass, sheet, blanket, counterpane, and two chairs; I was some days before 1 found them, and then she told me she did not mean to live with me any more; he said the things were his own, that he had bought them; we had words, and I got two policemen and took him to Worship-street, but I did not prosecute, as he promised me he would not go with her any more; he afterwards enticed my daughter, who is not sixteen years old, away from her situation in the country, and after she had been in town five weeks made her his wife, as he called it; on the 19th of June, I went to see my children; I had my knife in my hand with the pen blade open, as I had been eating a bit of bread and cheese; he came running down the garden, and said, "Where are you going to,
<hi rend="italic">Dick</hi>?" I said, "To see my children, and 1 am determined to see them;" he said, "You shan't," and made use of bad language—one word caused another, and when I did stab him my senses</p>
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<p>were off altogether, 1 did not know I did it; he had got his fingers twisted in my neckhandkerchief, and nearly throttled me; I said, "Let me get up;" he said, "No, you have stabbed me;" I said, "God forgive me, I did not know it, and called murder."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of an Assault.</hi></rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1823-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1823-18440701 t18440701-1823-punishment-19"/>Confined Three Years</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Williams.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1824.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DIXON</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1824-offence-1 t18440701-name-200"/>Frederick Keeler</persName>, and forcing, casting, and throwing him into the waters of a canal, with intent to murder him.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-201" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-201" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-201" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KEELER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-constable T</hi> 44.) I am stationed near Perry
<lb/>vale, in Middlesex. On the 17th of June, near six o'clock in the evening, I was on duty near the Grand Junction Canal, and saw the prisoner in a barge there—I was spoken to by Mr. Cogden, who charged the prisoner with steal
<lb/>ing a fishing-rod and line—I told the prisoner he was charged with stealing a rod and line, and he must go with me—(he was not in the barge at that time—directly I had come up on the towing-path, he had swung himself on shore by the shaft of the barge—there was another man with the barge)—he said he would see meb—first, and immediately struck me several times with his fist, and forced me into the canal—he laid hold of me bodily, and pushed me in before him—he went in with me, and forced my head underneath the water, in the middle of the canal—the water is nearly seven feet deep there, as near as I can judge—I could not stand—I was out of my depth—I was obliged to swim ashore—he did not keep me in that state a great while—Wallis, who was standing on the opposite side of the canal, hallooed out to him, and on that he let me go, and I let him go; and as soon as I did so, he walked out of the water before I could get ashore—I was deeper in the canal than he was—he forced me further out, and forced me under—when I got ashore I again attempted to take him into custody—he was very violent, struck me several times, and likewise kicked me on the thigh—I have no doubt he intended to kick me somewhere else—assistance was procured, and he was secured—I was in my full uniform.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you let him go, or did he let you go?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I let him go first—if I had not let him go, I doubt not but he would have drowned me—he did not tell me that Mr. Cogden had been tree passing—nothing of the kind passed in my presence—I know the spot where the rod and line were left—I am not aware that a person fishing in that spot is a trespasser—I see a great many persons fishing there every day—I am not aware that it is against the orders of the company—the prisoner works a boat on the canal—I am not aware that he is in the company's service—I struck the prisoner, not violently—I had no chance to do so—I lost my staff—he did not lose a great quantity of blood, a very small quantity—I did not see his shirt afterwards—he jumped on board the boat again, and got away from me, and he took off his shirt in the boat before he got to the station—he had no jacket on, only a smock-frock—I saw some blood on his chest—I understand Wallis has been discharged by the company since this affair—I will swear the water is more than four feet deep at this place—I was up to my neck, standing upright, and then he forced me under, and I was deeper—I am five feet eight inches high—he did not say that Mr. Cogden was a trespasser, and he had taken the rod and line to leave in some place for the company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you hurt by the violence?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I felt very much</p>
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<p>injured for a week after—I was bruised, and sore about the body, and scratched on the neck.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At what part of the transaction was it that you used your staff?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When he was kicking at me, and striking me so violently after I had come out
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> the water—I had not used it before what took place in the water.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-202" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-202" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-202" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL COGDEN</persName> </hi>. I live in Gloucester-place, Gloucester-square. I went to Perryvale to fish—I placed my rod and line on the bank of the canal where it shelves off from the bridge, and widens—it could offer no obstruction to the boats passing—it was on the opposite side to the towing-path—I did not see it removed by any person—I saw it in the prisoner's possession immedi
<lb/>ately after, in the barge which was going along—I followed, and called out to him, and begged him to give up the rod, and treated it as a joke, saying, I was not of an age to run after him—with oaths he declared he should keep it unless I stood so much beer—I followed him I think nearly two miles-—I then obtained Keeler's assistance, and told him he had stolen my rod and line—I heard Keeler tell him he must come with him—he swore he would not be taken, and immediately attacked the police
<lb/>man, and after a short struggle bore him into the middle of the canal, and endeavoured to get his head under the water—I turned round to see where I could throw my coat, and go to the policeman's assistance, and on looking back, found the policeman and the prisoner both coming out of the canal—he walked or struggled out in some manner, either by walking and swimming, but I was very much agitated from the situation he was in—he was up to his arm-pits, and the prisoner was endeavouring to get his head underneath—they got ashore nearly together—the prisoner again attacked the policeman with his fists, struck him, kicked at him, and endeavoured to kick him in * * * *—the whole time using the most threatening and horrible language—after receiving several blows, the policeman took out his staff, and struck him over the head—I assisted him, and the prisoner was secured—I saw Wallis on the opposite side of the canal.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not the prisoner tell you you were trespassing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did—he said I was trespassing in walking on the towing-path—I do not remember that he said so in Keeler's presence—he said I was trespass
<lb/>ing in fishing where I did, but I conceive not—there were plenty of persons there—I have not seen a board up anywhere—he did not say he took the rod and line because I was a trespasser—he said he took it because he chose to keep it—he did not tell me where he was going to take it to—Keeler was up to his breast in the water.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was that the depth where they were, or in the centre of the canal?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the centre, the last time I saw them before I turned round to see where I should throw my coat, to go to Keeler's assistance—that was the depth of the part where they were standing—I do not know whether the bot
<lb/>tom shelves towards the centre—I presume it does—I was fishing on the opposite side to the towing-path—I never saw any board or interdiction against fishing there—I got my rod and line again—the prisoner threw it into the canal, and I received it from the servant of the inspector of the canal.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is the value of it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I was standing on a path which leads under the bridge—there is a path on each side—I was not standing on the grass—I had put my rod on the grass or herbage growing on the side—it is the land of the Paddington Canal Company, I believe—I believe the prisoner is a private bargeman, and not in the Company's service—I told him, even if I were trespassing, he had no right to take my rod and line.</p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-203" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-203" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WALLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter and joiner. On the day in question I was coming over the bridge, and met with Mr. Cogden, who asked me to go for a policeman—I fetched Keeler, and went on the off side of the canal, while he went on the towing-path—the prisoner was in his boat, and directly Keeler came on the towing-path, he took the shaft of the boat and jumped on to the towing-path, from nearly the middle of the canal—Mr. Cogden immediately said to Keeler, "I give this man in charge"—he put himself in a fighting attitude, and struck Keeler several times right and left—Keeler said, "My friend, you had better go with me quietly"—he said, with a tremendous oath, he was not going to be taken by him—he then caught hold of him, and carried him into the canal—they both went into the canal together, as near the middle as I could judge, and I was exactly opposite them—they had a violent struggle in the water, and he put Keeler under water twice—I called out to him," I know you, your name is Dixon; you had better let him alone, for you will be very severely punished for it"—he replied, "If you know me, did you ever know any harm of me?"—I said, "I never knew any good of you"—he then left Keeler in the canal, and went out—Keeler followed him—another violent struggle ensued between them—I called to Keeler, "For God's sake, take your staff out"—I saw there was danger—the prisoner kicked him most tremendously and dreadfully; and if he had not drawn back, I do not know what might have been the consequence—I likewise called out to Mr. Cogden to aid and assist him; and I believe, if it had not been for his assisting, the prisoner would have got the staff, and the result would have been tremendous—Keeler struck him once on the head with the staff, and I believe twice on the shins, but not tremendously hard—Mr. Cogden caught hold of the staff, and tried to wrest it from the prisoner's hands; and in so doing, it flew out of Keeler's hands into the canal—Keeler immediately went into the canal id search of it, and the prisoner got into his boat again—I went to fetch further assistance—as I returned I heard a cry of "Stop him," and saw the prisoner running across the fields—I immediately jumped over a high fence, and met him—he was stopped, and taken to the station—they tried to put the hand
<lb/>cuffs on him, but could not</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but was not examined—I do not know why exactly—the Magistrate did not decline to take my examination—it was late in the evening—I was in the Company's service years ago—I was not discharged—I left of my own accord, having some property left me—it was no great deal, and I have got rid of it—I have never been in the custody of the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner get the staff?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He had not the whole of it—he had got hold of it, trying to wrest it from Keeler, and in the struggle it flew into the water—I have frequently seen the prisoner—he goes with the boats that carry manure, and other things, from Paddington, to different places—he has nothing to do with the care of the canal itself—I do not know whether this boat belongs to the prisoner or his mother—it does not belong to the Company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-204" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SKINNER</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker, and live in the Harrow-road. I have known the prisoner eighteen months—I am not aware that he is in the service of the Grand Junction Canal Company—he manages a boat for a lot of them—it is between the whole family.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Alderson.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1825.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MOORE</hi> </persName> were indicted for
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1825-offence-1 t18440701-name-207"/>James Legrave</persName>, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 pair of trowsers, value 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 3 sovereigns, 7 half-sovereigns, 1 half-crown, 1 shilling, and 3 pence; his property; and immediately before, at the time of, and after the said robbery, beating, striking, and using other personal violence to him; and that Woods had been before convicted of felony.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-208" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LEGRAVE</persName> </hi>. I am a chaser, and live in East-street, Lambeth. On the 20th of June, near two o'clock in the morning, I was in a public-house in Tothill-street, Westminster—I went there about half-past one, and found the doors open—I was in liquor when I went in—I went to get more—I found Woods there—I had never seen her before to my knowledge—she proposed to take me to her room, I agreed and went with her—she took me a short distance, down a court, I do not know the name of it, into a house, and into a back room on the ground floor—there was a bed in the room—I undressed, and put my clothes a little distance from the bed where I could see them—I had three sovereigns and seven half-sovereigns in my trowsers pocket, and about five shillings in silver and copper in my fob pocket—(1 am single, and lodge with my brother)—I got into bed, and the prisoner got into bed with her clothes on—I saw her look towards my trowsers which caused me to have suspicion—she asked me to go to sleep—I told her I did not feel in
<lb/>clined for sleep—she jumped out of bed and seized my trowsers—I jumped out and seized hold of them also—she commenced striking me with her fist, and pulled me towards the passage—it is a long passage—I there saw two soldiers—they came in but did nothing—she kept beating me and pulling me along the passage, trying to get me towards the street door—I kept hold of my trowsers all the time—she got me to the front door, and there got pos
<lb/>session of my trowsers, and bundled me out—I had nothing on but my shirt—I went up to the door again, and she knocked me down—I went up again and was knocked down again—they then closed the door, but I rushed at it and burst it in, and gained possession of my trowsers again in the passage—I found her in the passage with my trowsers in her hand—I cannot say whether she was doing anything with them, but I seized hold of her again in the passage—she had some instrument in her hand—I do not know whether it was a knife or what it was, and she said, "I will cut your bhands off"—in the meantime the soldier (Moore) said, "Give it him"—she then cut the fob off with some instrument she had in her hand—I retained posses
<lb/>sion of the fob with the money in it, and I was pulling away at the trowsers at the same time—she also took a piece out of my ear with the instrument, and likewise made a wound in my wrist, which has not healed yet—she was beating me all the time—she then got me into the back yard and kept bea
<lb/>ting me there very violently—a man in a blouse (not Moore) came, and while we were struggling a half-crown and some halfpence dropped from my fob which was in my hand—she said to the man. "Why don't you assist me?"—he picked up the money that fell down and went away, and the prisoners also—they all went away together leaving me in possession of the trowsers—I then went into the room where it occurred, and put on my things—a police
<lb/>man came in and told me something—I went with him to a public-house in Orchard-street, and gave Woods in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Woods.</hi> He wanted to pull me about in an indecent manner, and almost strangled me; he put threepence on the table, and I said I was not going to bed with him for that.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> It is false; no money was offered, or any thing of the kind.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-209" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-209" type="surname" value="BLAKE"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-209" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLAKE</persName> </hi>. I live in Union-court, Orchard-street, Westminster. About three o'clock on this morning I heard the prosecutor sing out, "Police, police, murder"—I
<hi rend="italic">hove</hi> up the window and looked out and saw Woods ill-using the prosecutor in a most dreadful sort of manner—she ran out and knocked him right down on his back—I said to her, "O, Mary Ann, be</p>
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<p>quiet, for shame"—as he tried to get up she pushed him down again as hard as she could with both hands till the blood flew from his nose, and she was from her hand to her elbow in blood—I heard him say, "My money, my money "—he said he had lost sovereigns—he was out in the court at the time, in his shirt—she said, "You bb, I will cut your brains out"—she ran from him and pushed the door to—I sung out to him for God's sake to keep away, but he ran at the door after her—she came back into the court and knocked him down again—I saw Moore, who is in the Coldstreams, and a Scotch Fusileer also—I spoke to them, and Moore made use of a vulgar expression—I said, "I hope you know yourself better, seeing my wife and children round me "—with that Woods said, "Come along with me and we will do for him," and they went away into the passage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Woods. Q.</hi> Did you see anything in my hand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I did not see the prosecutor strike you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-210" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-210" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-210" type="surname" value="HERRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-210" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HERRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I lodge over Blake—he awoke me—I heard a cry of "Police" and "Murder"—I put on my trowsers, and ran down into the court—I there saw the prosecutor struggling with Woods to get possession of his trowsers—Moore was not doing anything—he was only in the passage—Woods up with her right hand and hit him a
<hi rend="italic">crack</hi> under his nose which made him stagger, and let go of his trowsers—I saw a half-crown and three halfpence fall and saw a man in a blouse pick them up—he gave the three halfpence to Woods and kept the half-crown—they went away together afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Woods.</hi> I was in liquor, and the man in the blouse set me on to ill-use the prosecutor.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> She was intoxicated.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-211" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-211" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-211" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-211" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT JONES</persName> </hi>. I was at the King's Head in Orchard-st., a little after three o'clock—I saw Woods come there, with two soldiers, and a
<hi rend="italic">civilian</hi>, who had on a kind of blouse—the soldiers were rather the worse for liquor—the other two were not so bad—the man in the blouse paid for what they had to drink—I did not notice what he paid with—the prosecutor afterwards came in—he was bleeding from the ear—the Coldstream soldier saw him, and gate Woods a
<hi rend="italic">nudge</hi>, and she went and got behind a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> man, and covered herself over with a shawl, and pretended to be asleep—a policeman came in and took her into custody there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-212" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-212" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-212" type="surname" value="BUCHANAN"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-212" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BUCHANAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>.) I took the prisoners—Moore said at the time that he saw the assault, but did not interfere in it in any way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Woods' Defence.</hi> I know nothing about the money; I was very much in liquor; I should not have struck him, but he came and knocked at the door; I was forced to defend myself, or I should have been dead; 1 never saw Moore before; he knows nothing about it; he was not there when we first had the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>; he came down to see a girl in the court; the man in the blouse told me to ill use the man, and do what I liked to him; that man was perfect stranger to me; we did not go away together; the man in the blouse went away before me; Jones owes me a grudge, and has come against me because I would not go with him one night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Moore's Defence.</hi> I was going along Orchard-street to my barracks; I heard a noise, and saw the man and woman fighting; I was in liquor and took no notice; when I was fetched to the station the prosecutor said he was sorry they had taken me, and shook hands with me, and said he had nothing to say against me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-213" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-213" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-213" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CEAPLAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman</hi>.) I produce a certificate of Woods former conviction—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>)—I was present at the trial—she is the same woman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WOODS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1825-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1825-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 25.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1825-18440701 t18440701-1825-punishment-21"/>Transported for Fifteen Years</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Williams.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">alias
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">DOANE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> Caleb Edward Powell. I am assistant solicitor to the Mint. I pro
<lb/>duce a copy of the record of the conviction of John Wright at this Court in the February Session, 1843—this I have examined with the origi
<lb/>nal, and it is a true copy—(
<hi rend="italic">read.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-215" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-215" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-215" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWNING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City police-constable, No.</hi> 543.) I was present at the prisoner's trial in the March Sessions last year—he is the person who was so convicted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-216" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-216" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-216" type="surname" value="DOUGLAS"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-216" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN DOUGLAS</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. James Glass, who keeps the Gun public-house in High-street, Wapping. On Friday, 21st June, the pri
<lb/>soner came there, and asked for half-a-pint of beer, which came to a penny—I served him—he gave me a shilling—I looked at it and saw it was bad—in consequence of what Jervis had said to me, I rang the bell—on doing so, the prisoner caught hold of my arm, and said, "Here is another one," and was going to give me a good one—I had not said the other was bad—when Jervis came, I gave him the shilling, and told him it was a bad one—a scuffle then took place between Jervis and the prisoner, and he got away from Jervis—I saw him go to the tap-room fire, and throw something in—I stood close to the fire-place, and saw a shilling in the fire.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She was never outside the bar.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes I was—I followed him out into the tap-room—there were six or seven men in the room—but no one but him and Jervis was near the fire—no one was standing between him and the fire—I was in the tap-room when I saw him throw the shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-217" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-217" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-217" type="surname" value="JERVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-217" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JERVIS</persName> </hi>. I am barman at this public-house. On the afternoon in question, I saw the prisoner sitting on a form outside the house—I knew him and watched him—he was changing something from one hand to the other, and wrapping it up in paper—I could not see what it was—I made a communication to Douglas, and went up stairs—I afterwards heard the bell ring, and went down—she gave me a bad shilling, and said, "This man has given me another bad shilling "—I said to the prisoner, "Have you any more?"—he said, "No"—I said, "What is that you have got clenched up in your fist?"—he said, "Nothing"—I said, "You have got some more bad money there"—he said, "No, I have not"—I opened his hand, and tore some paper, and saw two, three, or four shillings in it—I am sure I saw two—I caught hold of him—we had a struggle—he ran into the tap-room, and threw the paper into the fire, from the hand I had tried to open—I had the other bad shilling in my hand—after the paper was burnt, I saw two shillings in the fire—I went to take the poker up, to poke them out, and before I could do so, they had melted and fallen through on to the cinders under the grate—I kept him in custody for about a quarter of an hour, till a constable came—he asked me several times to let him go, and repeatedly offered me a good shilling—I gave the bad shilling to the constable, and showed him the metal that had run through the fire—he picked it up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> If he saw any thing in my hand, why not take it out?
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I was not able—I was afraid of losing the one I had.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-218" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-218" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-218" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JORDAN</persName> </hi>, (
<hi rend="italic">policeman.</hi>) I was called in, and took the prisoner in custody—I received this shilling from Jervis—I have kept it apart from other money—some metal was pointed out to me by him, lying in the ashes</p>
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<p>in the tap-room, which I took and produce—I found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good silver on the prisoner, and 6 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The shilling passed through several hands.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>, No one had it but the inspector on duty, and then it was never out of my sight—I was close to him while he was looking at it—I am sure this is the shilling I received from Jervis—I marked it at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-219" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-219" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-219" type="given" value="JOHN"/>MR. JOHN FIELD</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint. This shilling is a counterfeit in all respects, and this metal is white metal, of a similar descrip
<lb/>tion to the shilling—it will melt nearly as easily as lead, much sooner than silver—there is more here than would have composed one shilling, but not sufficient for two.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-1826-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 58.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1826-18440701 t18440701-1826-punishment-22"/>Transported for Seven Years</rs> </hi>,</p> </div1>
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<p>1827.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HINES</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">alias
<rs id="t18440701-alias-3" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1827-18440701 t18440701-alias-3"/> Thomas Williams</rs> </hi> </persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18440701-1827-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for felo
<lb/>niously uttering counterfeit coin, after a previous conviction for a like offence; to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1827-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1827-18440701 t18440701-1827-punishment-23"/>Transported for Ten Years</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Baron Alderson.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1828.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL LEONARD</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1828-offence-1 t18440701-name-222"/>Elizabeth Phillips</persName>, with intent to kill and murder her.—Two other
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNTS</hi>, stating his intent to be to disable and do her some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-223" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-223" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-223" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-223" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live in Kate-street, Spitalfields. I have known the prisoner about two years by meeting him at different public-houses—he is thirteen years old—on the 7th of June I was at Wyatt's public-house, in Brick-lane, between eleven and twelve o'clock at night—we were all drinking there with Stevens, Everett, Collins, and Norris—Reeves was
<hi rend="italic">larking</hi> with King, and the prisoner began to
<hi rend="italic">lark</hi> with her, pulling her about—I told them to leave off—he said what was it to me—we sat down, and began to drink—I said to King, "Give him a good
<hi rend="italic">spank</hi> "—Reeves said, "I will give you a
<hi rend="italic">spank</hi> "—the prisoner said nothing, and it was all over—I got angry—we went out—I followed the prisoner, and overtook him, and I agreed to fight—I threw off my bonnet and shawl, and struck the prisoner—I was drunk, and do not know what I fought about—I am seventeen years old—I met Bircham the policeman—I said to him, "
<hi rend="italic">Mike</hi> has got a knife," (meaning the prisoner)—I said so because Reeves threatened to stab me with a knife, and the prisoner had his hands in his pockets—the prisoner said, "No, I have not," and showed his hands—he said, "Come and search me"—we fought after that, and fell, the prisoner undermost—he called out, "She is biting me"—I had got hold of his neck with my hands, and had my teeth on his face; I will not say whether it was to bite him or not—I got up and said, "Oh, I am stabbed"—I found I was stabbed on my neck, and had a wound on my hip and head—I bled—all the parties were as close to me as the prisoner at the time I was stabbed—I said Reeves had done it, and gave him in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How came you then to charge the prisute with it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—he was the one I quarrelled with, and I blamed him for it—Reeves was very close to me when I was stabbed, and he fiad-threatened to do it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were all the parties drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-224" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-224" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-224" type="surname" value="NORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-224" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NORRIS</persName> </hi>. I lodge in Essex-street I was at Wyatt's public-house—I</p>
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<p>saw the prosecutrix take off her bonnet and shawl,
<hi rend="italic">pitch into</hi> the prisoner, and knock him down—there were eight or nine round them—it was dark—I did not see anybody stab her, nor see a knife in the prisoner's possession at any time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1828-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-1828-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Williams.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1829.
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<interp inst="def1-1829-18440701" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT EDWARDS</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18440701-1829-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-226" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-226" type="surname" value="ROACH"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-226" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1829-offence-1 t18440701-name-226"/>John Roach</persName>, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRIERLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-227" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-227" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-227" type="surname" value="ROACH"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-227" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROACH</persName> </hi>. I am ostler at the Star and Garter, Kew-bridge. On the 13th of June, about a quarter to twelve o'clock at night, the prisoner stabbed me—he was not sober—he had been in custody about a quarter of an hour before, and had got free—he came up to me, and desired me to fetch his ser
<lb/>vant and his gig—I told him to walk into the coffee-room, and his servant would be back shortly, he had gone to Brentford to get bail for him—he said, "If you do not find my horse and gig, I will find something that will settle you very shortly"—he put his hand into his pocket and pulled out a weapon like a knife—the waiter said, "Mind, Roach, he has got a pistol"—he ran behind him, caught hold of his arms, and at that moment the rush he made at me cut my finger—he rushed at me with that weapon—he attempted to strike me with it, and did so in my finger—I cannot say whether it was done in the struggle as I rushed to get the instrument from him, but at the first moment he made the rush at me, I found blood on my hand after I got the weapon from him—I cannot swear whether my finger was cut at the first rush, or by taking it from him—I bled a great deal, and went to the surgeon next day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were there not a great many people following this gentleman, and annoying him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He had run against a cart—there were then people hooting him as he went to the station, but he came back without anybody—he bad requested his servant to go and get bail with the horse and gig—he had run against a cart, knocked a man's hat off, and run over the hat—I cannot tell how I got the cut—somebody offered me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. next day not to press the charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-228" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-228" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-228" type="surname" value="FRANKLIN"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-228" type="given" value="RALPH"/>RALPH FRANKLIN</persName> </hi>. I am waiter at the Star and Garter. On the 13th of June the prisoner had something to drink at the house, and desired the ostler to fetch his servant—the ostler said he could not, he was busy—he threat
<lb/>ened the ostler, and said, if he did not chose to fetch him, he would show or give him something that would make him fetch him—I saw him pull some
<lb/>thing from his left-hand pocket—I said, "Stand on one side, the gentleman has got a pistol," as I heard something snap—I laid hold of both his arms behind, and the ostler endeavoured to take it from him—he did not strike the ostler, to my knowledge—after I got hold of him a scuffle took place between him and the ostler—I heard the ostler say his finger was cut, but I did not see it till next day—I saw a knife or something, but did not see it taken from him, as I was holding him behind—I saw it after it was taken from him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There was a bit of a scuffle afterwards?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> While I had hold of him—that was with the ostler trying to take the knife from him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-229" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-229" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-229" type="surname" value="SCOTNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-229" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SCOTNEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant T</hi> 21.) I was on duty near the Star and Gartey and heard the cry of "Police"—I went up and saw Franklin holding the prisoner—he said he had attempted to stab Roach—I did not see any scrattle, it was done before I got there—Franklin called Roach back, who said, "" Take that man in charge, he has been attempting to strike me with this knife," which he held in his hand—his finger was bleeding.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-230" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-230" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-230" type="surname" value="ROACH"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-230" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROACH</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is the knife I took out of his hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-231" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-231" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-231" type="surname" value="RICHARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-231" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RICHARDS</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, and live at Brentford. On the 14th of June Roach came to me—I examined the index finger of his right hand, and found a wound about one-third of an inch deep, and three parts of an inch long—the knife had entered the finger about the middle, and pasted along the surface of the bone, under the integuments—a wound of that de
<lb/>scription could not be inflicted except by a pointed and cutting instrument of this description—it was cut and stabbed—there was a cut on the outside where the knife penetrated along the surface of the bone about three quarters of an inch—I considered it a severe wound, and considered him in danger, as the tendons were wounded and divided, and in all those cases there is danger of locked jaw—he was in very great pain—there was inflammation all up his arm, but that subsided—he is still unable to straighten his finger, which proves that the tendons were injured.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-232" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-232" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-232" type="surname" value="ROACH"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-232" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROACH</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I hare had no use in my finger since—I can
<lb/>not straighten it—this was on the Hampton race day.</p>
<p>(The prisoner received a good character.)</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of an Assault.</hi> </rs> Aged 21.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18440701-1829-punishment-24" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18440701-1829-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1829-18440701 t18440701-1829-punishment-24"/>Confined One Month</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Williams.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1830.
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<interp inst="def1-1830-18440701" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JEREMIAH MAHONEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">alias
<rs id="t18440701-alias-4" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1830-18440701 t18440701-alias-4"/> James Connor</rs> </hi> </persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-234" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1830-offence-1 t18440701-name-234"/>Jacob Peady</persName>, with a felonious attempt to rob him.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-235" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-235" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-235" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB PEADY</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer in fish and fruit, and live in Glass-house-yard, Gravel-lane, near Black friars-road—I had been out late at night on Friday last—I went out about half-post ten, intending to go to Islington, to see my brother, but it was later than I expected, and I returned—-1 had a pint of beer in Holborn, and that was all I had—I was returning home Saffron-hill way, about a mile from my residence, as near half-past one as possible—as I turned the corner of Union-court the prisoner came up close to my side, and struck me a blow in the mouth—I had heard somebody walking a few steps behind me before that—he then knocked me again in the stomach and knocked me down, put his hand down, and attempted to pick my pocket—I kept my hand on my pocket, and he kicked me after I was down, in the side, and attempted to kick me again, but I caught hold of his legs—it was after he kicked me that I felt his hand towards my pocket—I held my pocket as well as I could—I felt his hand a little way down inside my pocket, which was unbuttoned, but I did not lose any money—I kept hallooing to the. policeman all the while—he said he would knock my bbrains out, but I kept on calling police as hard as I could, and held him by the leg—he beckoned to two more, who were at a distance off—they came a little way to assist him, but seeing the policeman coming they ran back—I let go of his leg, and ran towards the policeman—I heard the prisoner call to the other two, "Look sharp "—when the policeman came he ran away as hard as he could, and when I saw the policeman I ran after the prisoner to get hold of him—he ran down an alley leading to Field-lane—there is a little yard there, and I found him concealed behind a door in that yard—I pulled him out, and gave him into custody—I had about 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in my pocket—I was quite sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You are a costermonger, are you not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am a general dealer in different things—I do not keep a shop, or go about with a donkey—I have a basket and barrow—I sell oranges, nuts, and everything that is in season—I did not start from home till half-past ten o'clock—I went to go to my brother's in the New North-road, Islington, but finding it was later than I expected, I did not go on—I went into the New North-road till I could see that he was gone to bed, as the lights were all</p>
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<p>out, and I did not go in—that was about half-past twelve—I was not in the public-house in Holborn above a quarter of an hour—I did not go into any public-house going back—Saffron-hill is three miles or more from the New North-road—my pocket was buttoned before this happened—it was not torn at all, nor were my clothes injured—he kicked me in the side, and moved his leg to kick me again, and I caught hold of his leg—after I let go of his leg I ran away from him a little—he ran after me, and struck me again—he struck me after the policeman had got hold of him—he went quietly with the policeman—I had not interfered in a dispute with him before—there was no woman quarrelling with him on whose behalf I interfered—as 1 came along Saffron-hill a woman asked if I would
<hi rend="italic">stand</hi> anything to drink—I did not give her anything—I said it was too late, we could not get anything—I did not wish her good night—I stood half a minute talking to her—there was no dispute between him and any other person—I was coming along the highway—I saw different women about, but had no conversation with them, only with the one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there any woman talking to you when you were knocked down, or you talking to her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I had parted with her about three minutes before, and she was not in sight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-236" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18440701-name-236" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-236" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="t18440701-name-236" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BURTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman.</hi>) I saw the prosecutor last Friday night or Saturday morning, about half-past two, in Bleeding Hart-yard—I had heard "Police" called three times, and went up—I saw the prisoner run away—I did not know him before—he was running before the prosecutor—nothing was said till the prosecutor caught him—I followed the prosecutor, and in about three minutes saw the prisoner in a little square court going through into Holborn—I saw the prosecutor take him out from behind the door, and I took him in charge—he charged him with attempting to rob him—the prisoner said he did not attempt to do it—I took him to the station—I am sure he is the man I saw running before the prosecutor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he appear to have been drinking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—neither of them—I did not observe any marks of violence about the prosecu
<lb/>tor—I did not examine him—he did not say he was hurt—when I first saw the prisoner running he was about twenty yards from me, and about three or four yards from the prosecutor—I cannot say exactly to a yard—it was light enough for me to see him very plainly, so as to know him again—I lost sight of him in turning the corner for a minute and a half, or two minutes—I do not know whether he lives in the court he was found in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-237" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PHINN</persName> </hi>. I am a copper polisher, and live in George-alley, Union-court, Holborn. I know the prisoner, he lives in George-alley, and in the house he was found in—he has always borne a good character.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Third Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1831.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA PILLINGTON</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1831-offence-1 t18440701-cd-3"/>24th of June</rs>, 3 printed books, value 5
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1831-offence-1 t18440701-name-239"/>Richard Francis Davis</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PRENDERGAST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-240" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I live in Alfred-place, Chelsea, and am pew-opener at the Cadogan chapel—I have occasionally seen the prisoner there. Last Wed
<lb/>nesday week, about ten o'clock in the morning, I met her at the door, coming out with a basket on her arm, with the corner of a shawl over it—it seemed to be covering something—she generally carried a basket—it is a Roman Catholic chapel, and is open every morning—I did not take particular notice of her, she being in the habit of going there—Mr. Davis has a pew in the</p>
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<p>gallery of the chapel—there is a box in that pew, in which the-books are kept for the family—I noticed some books there on the Monday before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOANE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had you been in the habit of seeing the prisoner at the chapel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About eight or nine months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-241" type="given" value="RICHARD FRANCIS"/>RICHARD FRANCIS DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I live in Marlborough-square. I have a pew in the gallery of Cadogan chapel—I had a box there in which some books were kept—it was kept unlocked—I had been there on the Sunday previous to last Wednesday week—my books were then safe—I had some of them in my hand—I did not miss any of them at that time—I went there again on the Sunday after the Wednesday, and they were then gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-242" type="given" value="DANIEL PHILLIPS"/>DANIEL PHILLIPS EADY</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Mr. Ravenor, a pawnbroker, in Queen's-buildings, Brompton. I produce three books—two I received in pledge of the prisoner, in the name of Hunt, on the 20th of June—I have the duplicate—this other book was also pledged at our house—I did not take it in—I am quite sure the prisoner is the person who pledged these—I did not know her before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long was she in the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About five minutes—it was about eleven or twelve o'clock in the morning—she did not come into one of the boxes, but into the front shop.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">Property produced and sworn to.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1831-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 44.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1831-18440701 t18440701-1831-punishment-25"/>Confined Two Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1832.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA WILLIAMS</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-244" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1832-offence-1 t18440701-name-244"/>William Seeley</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-245" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-245" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SEELEY</persName> </hi>. I look after a gentleman's horse and chaise. On Monday night last I met the prisoner at the Northumberland Arms, Isleworth—she asked me if I was going to
<hi rend="italic">stand</hi> anything to drink—I gave her 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—we went to a place called the Mill-flat, in, Isleworth—I missed my watch from my pocket, and charged her with having it—she denied it, and ran away—the policeman stopped her, and then she pushed the watch back into my hand in Cut Throat-lane—I followed her, and was close behind her when the policeman stopped her—this is the watch and key—I had it in my watch-pocket without a chain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never ran away at all; the watch was in bit pocket, and he gave it to the policeman.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> She did run away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-246" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOLD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-constable T</hi> 148.) On Monday night last I was at the corner of Cut Throat-lane, and heard somebody running in the direction of the Mill-flat—I saw the prisoner with a watch in her hand—she turned round, and said, "Oh, Lord," and put it into the prosecutor's hand, who was close behind her—he gave it to me, and charged her with stealing it—he said it bad the name of "Forrester, No. 51," on it, and a little bit of red silk with the key—I found the key, and the red silk attached to it, in the Mill-flat, close to where he was robbed, and about twelve yards from where I took the prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-1832-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 24.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1832-18440701 t18440701-1832-punishment-26"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>1833.
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18440701-1833-offence-1 t18440701-name-248"/>Ellen Hayes</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-249" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-249" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN HAYES</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at Upper Marsh, Lambeth. On the morning of the 1st of July I was at a public-house near Perkins'-rents—the prisoner came there—I had seen her two or three times before, but was not acquainted with her—I had had some drink, but not much—I was not the worse for it—I went to the house of a person named Burke—the prisoner was in my company—it rained—I was a long way from home, and we agreed to stay there that night, and sleep together—she took me up stairs—I</p>
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<p>took off part of my things, and went to sleep—I awoke in a short time, and found she was not in the room, and my things had been taken—she took off my fannel petticoat herself, and I took off my shawl and bonnet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She lent me the things; she was told she should have them on the Saturday, and she said that was all she wanted.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not lend them to her—I had nothing else to put on—she took them while I was asleep.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-250" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-constable F</hi> 128.) The prisoner was given into my custody on Saturday morning—on the way to the station, she said, two or three times, that she was drunk, or she should not have taken the things—when I got to the station I took this duplicate out of her hand—the gown was pledged for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18440701-name-251" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18440701-name-251" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN HAYES</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> These things are mine—I did not give them to her—she did not ask me for them—I did not authorize her to dispose of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not steal them; she lent them to me for half an hour, but I got a drop too much, and did not return.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18440701-1833-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 19.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, July</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1844.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Fourth Jury, before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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