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<p>Taken in Short-hand</p>
<p>Rolls Chambers, 89, Chancery Lane.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-1" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TYLER</persName>, PRINTER, BOLT-COURT, FLEET-STREET.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of the Peace,</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, November 24th, 1851, and following Days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HUNTER</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN"/>Right Hon. John Lord Campbell</persName>, Lord Chief Justice of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; the Right Hon. Sir James Parke, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir William Henry Maule, Knt., one of Her Majesty's Justices of Her Court of Common Pleas: Charles Farebrother, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-3" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>Samuel Wilson</persName>, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-4" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>Sir George Carroll</persName>, Knt.; John Kinnersley Hooper, Esq.; and
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-5" type="given" value="JAMES"/>Sir James Duke</persName>, Bart, M.P., Aldermen of the said City: The Right Hon. James Archibald Stuart Wortley, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City: Thomas Challis, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Sidney</persName>, Esq., M.P.; Francis Graham Moon, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-7" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Law
<lb/>rence</persName>, Esq.; Sir Robert Walter Carden, Knt.; and William Cubitt, Esq., Aldermen of the said City: Edward Bullock, Esq., Common Serjeant of the said City; and Russell Gurney, Esq., Q.C., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS COTTKRELL</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-8" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SWIFT</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES JOSIAH MILLARD</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN STEPHEN S. HOPWOOD</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LIST OF JURORS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-10" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Ford</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-11" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Long</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-12" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>Samuel Litchfield</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-14" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Lewis</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-19" type="given" value="JAMES ARTHUR"/>James Arthur Mills</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-20" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>Charles Lucas</persName> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-22" type="given" value="GRIFFITH"/>Griffith Lewis</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-23" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Lamb</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-31" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Jordan</persName> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fourth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-72" type="surname" value="KENNEDY"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Kennedy</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Goodfellow</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-77" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William King</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-78" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>Robert Kelsey</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-79" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>Robert Orme</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-80" type="given" value="ACTON"/>Acton Griffith</persName> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Seventh Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM LE"/>William Le Bet</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-83" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>Richard Jolly</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-85" type="given" value="RICHARD WILLIAM"/>Richard William Litley</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-86" type="surname" value="UPTON"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-86" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Upton</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-89" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>Thomas William Lonsdale</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-90" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>Nathaniel Maltwood</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-91" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-91" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Lee</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-92" type="surname" value="COX"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HUNTER, MAYOR. FIRST SESSION</hi>.</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 they are known to be the associates of bad characters.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1851.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The
<hi rend="largeCaps">RIGHT HON. THE LORD MAYOR</hi>; SIR
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE CARROLL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart. Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOON</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SIMPSON</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">doubted whether this was a matter in which it had jurisdiction; the indictment stating that "it became necessary and proper" to make the declaration in question, whereas it. was a mere voluntary act of the prisoner.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that although it was a voluntary act, the declaration was necessary, in order to obtain the object which he had in view. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">would not decide the point, but would proceed with the case, and reserve it if is became necessary.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-94" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOLT</persName> </hi>. In the early part of Nov., last year, Mr. Stafford was acting as my solicitor—I went with him on 5th Nov., in consequence of an appointment, to the prisoner's residence—some conversation took place between the prisoner and Mr. Stafford on the subject of an advance of 320
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was to receive security for 350
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which I was to receive back, the additional 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. being a bonus for advancing the money—a declaration was read over in my presence, and the prisoner's—the negotiation was not com
<lb/>pleted, as my solicitor did not get there in time to meet me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was that declaration read over in your presence?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; by Mr. Stafford—I have not the least doubt of it.</p>
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<persName id="t18511124-name-95" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STAFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of Buckingham-street, Strand. Mr. Thomas Holt is a client of mine—I have known the prisoner twenty-five years, but not to be on terms of communication—on 31st Oct., last year, he applied to me to know if I could raise 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the furniture and household effects of a gentleman of first-rate standing—after some little debate, I told him I had no doubt I could—he then said, "Then it is for your humble servant"—I made some little hesitation, but he had got his carriage at my door, and urged me to go over and look at the property—I went with him in</p>
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<p>his carriage to Holly-house, New Kent-road—I was shown the furniture, and from my previous knowledge of the prisoner, I was perfectly staggered to see him in such a position of life—it was a large house, elegantly furnished—he said it contained twenty-two rooms—I did not go over them all—I agreed that 350
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. should be advanced—I in point of fact agreed that the 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. should be advanced, but he was to produce his plate first—he made a communication to me the following day, saying that 350
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. would answer his purpose; and, as I had no doubt about the value of the furniture, I assented—I told him that as this must be a matter strictly conducted on principles of business, I should require him to make a solemn declaration, under the Act of Parliament, that the property was not in any way encum
<lb/>bered—(on my first going to his house, I asked him if the property was not settled on his wife—he said, "Oh! no, my dear fellow, I have been doing excellently, I have been getting 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year for the last three years")—he appointed to call at my office, in Buckingham-street, on the Tuesday morning prior to the appointment to make the declaration at the Bow-street police-office—he did not call—he agreed to make the declaration—it was prepared, and he was to have sent me the inventory of the furniture—on the Tuesday morning, instead of calling on me, he sent his carriage for me, and I took the declaration and other papers with me to his house, and found him there waiting, Mr. Holt had not arrived—he arrived afterwards, and in his presence I read the declaration over to the prisoner, who had gone out in the mean-time between my arrival and Mr. Holt's, to declare to it at the Southwark police-office—I had read it over to him first—he brought it back to me—I said, "We can't complete the business to-day, you never sent me the inven
<lb/>tory of the furniture"—he said he had sent it by a friend of his, and he concluded that I should come with the securities perfect—I did not go with him to the Southwark police-court—he returned with the declaration, and said he had been—he said, "Here is the declaration"—I examined it, and it appeared to have been perfectly made—after Mr. Holt arrived, it was read over again in his presence and the prisoner's—320
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was advanced on that day on the urgent application of the prisoner, he giving me his assurance that the deed should be executed as soon as the inventory was attached to it—this is the bill of sale (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have not got a farthing of the money back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you quite sure you read that declaration over to me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Most decidedly, and I read it over in your presence when you came back—you did not bring the declaration back to my chambers and tell me there was no Magistrate there, and would not be for two hours, that he was gone to take the statement of some man who was dying in St. Bartholomew's hospital; on the contrary, you gave me the declaration complete and perfect on your return.</p>
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<persName id="t18511124-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-96" type="given" value="NICHOLAS"/>NICHOLAS EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk at the Southwark police-court. This declaration was made there when I was acting as clerk—this is Mr. A'Beckett's signature—he is one of the metropolitan police Magistrates, acting for that district, and in that court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you remember what time of day that declaration was made?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not, nor do I recollect it being made, only by the Magi
<lb/>strate's signature, and my handwriting to the date, which is 5th Nov., 1850—I do not recollect Mr. A'Beckett going to one of the hospitals on 5th Nov. to take the declaration of a dying man, and that the business was postponed for two hours—it is very probable, if he went, Mr. Noake's, the second clerk, went with him, and he can tell—there is no book which will show whether Mr. A'Beckett was absent from 12 to 2 o'clock that day—his usual</p>
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<p>tours are from 10 to 5—I make no note if the Magistrate goes away for two or three hours, but if he went to take an examination I should have the examination itself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Whose initials are these on the declaration?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. A'Beckett's; here are two instances where his attention has been called to interlineations, these are his initials to them, "G. A. B.," and this "G. A. B." is in my writing—I do not generally put the Magistrate's initials myself, but my attention was called to it a few minutes after the declaration was made—Mr. A'Beckett was absent for a few minutes, and I changed the county from Middlesex to Surrey, and put the initials, but he disapproved of it afterwards—these other two are in the Magistrate's writing, and this is mine—sometimes declarations are brought signed, the Magistrate then asks the party if it is his signature, and certifies to it on its being admitted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STAFFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The word "Surrey" is in my writing, I altered it—it was originally to have been sworn to at Bow-street—the sig
<lb/>nature to this declaration is the prisoner's—as far as I know he dust have signed it at the office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The declaration being read, was by John Simpson, of Holly-house, to the effect that he was absolutely possessed of, and entitled to, in his own right, all the furniture, plate, and goods, horse, carriage, wines, &c, at Holly-house, and that they were not the subject of any other deed of settlement, charge, or incum
<lb/>brance whatever. Signed "Geo. Simpson." Declared before me, Nov. 5,1850, G. A'Beckett.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-97" type="surname" value="WILLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-97" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILLIS</persName> </hi>. I produce a bill of sale of the household furniture of the prisoner to Messrs. Bullock—I was attesting witness to it—it if for 640
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and for further advances—it was executed by him (
<hi rend="italic">This being read, was a bill of sale by the prisoner to Messrs. Bullock, of his furniture and effects at Holly. lodge for </hi>640
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with a provision that it should be void upon the prisoner repay
<lb/>ing the 640
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for interest, before February 16th.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-98" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-98" type="given" value="RICHARD HENRY"/>RICHARD HENRY BULLOCK</persName> </hi>. I am one of the gentlemen who advanced money to the prisoner on this bill of sale—we advanced 790
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and were called upon at different times to pay rent, taxes, and executions, amounting to about 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more—in the beginning of this year we sold the furniture—it did not realize the amount of our claim—we were in possession of the house in the intermediate time—we had not a party in possession all the time; but after—wards we thought it safer to put a party in to take care of the things, which we did two or three months afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> What sum did you advance in the first instance?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash, the 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. being a bonus; we afterwards advanced you 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of which you paid off 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash, on 30th Dec—we had to pay 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for half a year's rent—18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to a sheriff's officer, for several articles seized—paving and lighting rate, 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—assessed and land taxes, 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—property-tax, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—gas, 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—also, the keep of two horses, filing affidavit, and other things—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the account copied from our ledger—the property realized 526
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. when sold; more than 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is owing to us now—I have heard you say that the two days of the sale were exceedingly wet—I think the things sold very well; that was the general opinion.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you a valuation made before you advanced the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I went over the property myself, and estimated it at something like 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not tell the prisoner what I estimated it at—the price I put on it was not the invoice price of the goods; they were not new, but were very nice goods—the rent was due at Christmas; we paid it on 14th Feb.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It was not till 11 o'clock to-day that I knew the case was coming on; I am taken by surprise, and deserted by my friends; my attorney is not here; my intention in raising the second mortgage, which I admit having raised, was covered by the consideration that I had paid up
<lb/>wards of 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the goods, which form the subject of it, which I have my receipts to show; they were of the best quality, and I paid ready money for them, to Taylor and Sons, Alderman Hunter and Sons, and firms in that eminent position which only sell articles of very considerable value; and I considered that if the furniture went to sale, it would, at least, realize 1,200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 1,400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the auctioneers of whom I bought them were all ready to depose that they were of a fair and reasonable value; that they had received the money for them, and would take them back at a loss of 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per cent.; the things sold for 526
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on two days, during the whole of which it rained incessantly; the curtains which had cost 25 guineas sold for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and a table which cost 30 guineas sold for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; and other articles which cost 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. sold for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; it is quite true I made the declaration, but it was never read over to me; the arrangement had been, that I was to be at Mr. Stafford's chambers at 11, to go to the police-office to make it; circumstances rendered it impossible for me to go, and I sent to ask Mr. Stafford to come over to me, and I would make the declaration at Surrey, instead of Middle
<lb/>sex, which would save his time also; he came, and brought the declaration, handed it to me, and I took it to the police-office; I got there about a quarter past 12, and found the Magistrate had gone to the hospital to take the depo
<lb/>sition of a person not expected to live; he did not return till 2; the declara
<lb/>tion, therefore, could not have been made in the way suggested by Mr. Stafford; it is a failure of memory with him; the declaration was not read over; I took it to be a declaration showing ownership, possession, and pay
<lb/>ment; I told my attorney it was not necessary to read over the warrant of attorney, as it came from the office of Stafford and Son; he said it was his duty to read it over, and he did; but I was looking at the fire, and amusing myself, thinking it perfectly unnecessary; it is quite true, I ought to have read it over, and if I had I should never have made it; bills being posted about saying that it was a forced sale, is another reason why the property did not realize its value, and 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. being deducted for accounts paid after I left Holly-house, took me by surprise; I was not dependent on the sale of the property for the amount; I had a large professional income, and could have paid the amounts from sources of my own; but in consequence of executions against me, I was obliged to leave my office, or I could have paid it, and been perfectly free; I had no knowledge of the existence of the indictments against me; they were preferred without going before a Magistrate, and Mr. Stafford met me in Pall-mall, and gave me in custody; it is perfectly true, that I concealed from Mr. Stafford the fact of money having been raised on the goods, but I had other resources out of which I intended to pay him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STAFFORD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What business was the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was in the office of Richards and Waller, of New Inn, solicitors—I only knew him through his principals—I have seen him at intervals for twenty-five years—he was an agent for all manner of things—he has taken the benefit of the Insolvent Act twice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I paid 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the pound.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-1-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 43. [See next trial for punishment.]</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18511124-2-offence-1 t18511124-name-100"/>William Holt</persName>, by false pretences.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COCKLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STAFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am solicitor to Mr. Thomas Holt. On 31st. last year, the prisoner applied to me for an advance of 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he proposed the security of the household furniture, plate, &c, of the gentleman upon whose behalf he professed to apply, which he afterwards declared to be himself—he had his carriage at the door, and at his solicitation I went with him to his house, called Holly-house, in the New Kent-road—I went over the prin
<lb/>cipal rooms of the house, the drawing-room, dining-room, chief bedrooms, and so forth—I then told him. that my opinion unhesitatingly was that the property had cost him more money, but I could not advise any client to lend 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. upon it without the valuation of an auctioneer an to what it was likely to realise—he had spoken of having a large amount of plate, and I said, "If you will let me see the plate, I shall be able to judge without any difficulty"—he said the plate was locked up previous to his wife going out of town, and she was then at Herne Bay—I saw the furniture, linen, china, glass, and other things, except the wine—I said to him, in rather a familiar manner, "Why, my dear fellow, you have got into a very splendid position here; it this at all settled on your wife?"—he said No; that be had been doing a very successful business, amounting to 3,000. a year, for several years past in the law agency, and that he had got far above the world; but he explained to me that the alterations then in progress in the law had rather interfered with the coming off of some negotiations which he had on hand—he distinctly Stated that it was his own property—I asked him; and he stated that after applying the money an he proposed, which he was seeking to raise through me, he should not owe 20/. in the world; when I asked him if there was any settlement upon his wife and family, and when he declared there was nothing of that kind, I afterwards told him that I must treat his application strictly as a matter of business, and I must request him to make the usual statutory declaration that the property was free from any incumbrance whatever, and he said, "Oh, my dear Sir! I will make it with the greatest pleasure, without any hesitation whatever; when I apply the money an I propose, I shall not owe 20/. in the world"—it was in consequence of the representation that he was possessed of this property, and that it was not subject to any charge or incumbrance, that I got the money for him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> But he had not, at that time, told you that there was no en
<lb/>cumbrance upon it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he bad not in direct terms told me that, but on my proposing the declaration he distinctly stated that there was not any encumbrance of any sort or character—the words he used were, "Oh my dear Sir! there is not any encumbrance, no man has a claim of a shilling upon it; and when I have applied the money I am seeking to raise through you as I propose, I shall not owe 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the world"—in consequence of that I advanced him 320
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in one 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—note and one for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., that was the money of Mr. Holt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WORSLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know whether any of this money which you so advanced to Mr. Simpson, has been repaid by him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not a farthing, either to me or Mr. Holt—I think it was about 12 o'clock in the day that I went to the prisoner's house—I saw four or five servants there, and one or two children—the conversation took place in that principal drawing-room—no one was present besides the prisoner and myself, the prisoner's great object was secresy; he did not want his establishment to know that he was raising this money, he told me so—I did not ask for any third party to be present—the question at that time was merely an to the secu
<lb/>rity—I remarked to him, "My dear fellow, you have got into a very splendid</p>
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<p>position here;" I did not say that the property was worth more than the sum he asked me to advance upon it—I said it had no doubt cost him more—the property appeared to be in very good condition; but I spoke of his splendid position with reference to my knowledge of his previous state of things—I went there to satisfy myself as to the value of the property, and I refused to lend him 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on it—I dare say it might have cost him more, but I did not think it would realise 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not employ an appraiser, but I suggested so doing, and he in consequence abated the amount of his demand from 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 350
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—at our first interview, in answer to my observation with regard to the furniture, he was to have made arrangements to let me see the plate—it is not for me to say why he did not carry out that arrangement, but he called on me next day, and said he should only want 350
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he did not wish the property to be seen by an appraiser, bnt he said, "My dear fellow, when I show you my plate you will be perfectly satisfied"—that was when I told him I could not advise any client of mine to advance 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the furniture with
<lb/>out the appraisement of an auctioneer—he did not tell me that he did not wish to have an auctioneer—he deemed it unnecessary—he said so—in answer to my suggestion, that I would not advise any client to advance 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with
<lb/>out the valuation of an appraiser, he said, "Oh! my dear Sir, there is no occasion for that when I show you my plate"—he did not on that day, or the next, express any desire that an appraiser should be sent.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you, in point of fact, see the plate at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never; it was in consequence of not seeing the plate that the proposed advance was abated from 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 350
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-102" type="surname" value="HOLT"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-102" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOLT</persName> </hi>. Mr. Stafford was acting as my solicitor in the early part of Nov. last year—I saw the prisoner at his own residence, in the presence of Mr. Stafford, on 5th Nov.—Mr. Stafford said that the inventory of the furniture, plate, &c, had not arrived at his office when he came away, and in consequence of that nothing could be done respecting paying the money,. but he would read over the declaration to me in his presence, which he did—I then told Mr. Stafford, to save me the trouble of coming again I would pay the money to him, which I did in the prisoner's presence—I gave 320/. to Mr. Stafford—I have never received a farthing of that money back again—(looking at the declaration) I do not remember this paper; it appears to be the same that was read over to me—if I were to hear it read I should know whether the contents are the same (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>)—it is quite the same—it was read over before I handed over the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you ever applied for any of the money back again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certainly I did when it came due in Feb. and March—I have pot had an indemnity from Mr. Stafford for the amount.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STAFFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is the declaration which I read over to Mr. Holt, and I read it over as an inducement to obtain from him the money—this is the prisoner's handwriting—I read it over to Mr. Simpson, previous to the arrival of Mr. Holt, and I read it over to Mr. Holt audibly, in the presence of Mr. Simpson, explaining to him that the absence of the inven
<lb/>tory which prevented my completing the bill of sale, would prevent the com
<lb/>pletion of the business, then and there; but the matter had so far progressed that he might venture to leave the money with me, and I would forward him the security—at the time it was read over to Mr. Holt, it was already signed and declared—it is precisely in the same state now as it was then; it has never been out of my possession since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you with the prisoner before the Magistrate when he made the declaration?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he left the house to go there—I</p>
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<p>waited, expecting Mr. Holt to come there—the prisoner returned with the declaration signed by himself and the Magistrate, as it it now—I should not have ventured to ask Mr. Holt for the 350
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; but for the fact of the declaration being in my possession.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you tell how long he was absent?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should think about twenty-five minutes, not more—certainly not two hours.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-103" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-103" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am the attesting witness to this document—I saw it executed by the defendant on 5th Nov., 1850—possession of the property was afterwards given to Mr. Stafford—(
<hi rend="italic">The deed was here put in and read in part as before.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When was possession given?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the same day, 5th Nov.—I was not the man in possession—possession was given to Mr. Stafford, by the delivery of one chair in the name of the whole; I saw that done.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-104" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-104" type="given" value="RICHARD HENRT"/>RICHARD HENRT BULLOCK</persName> </hi>. I remember the execution of a bill of sale by the defendant—after which I advanced him at first 640
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that was in Aug., 1850—it was 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash, and 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the advance, which was to be deducted in the event of our making a sale of the property—I afterwards advanced him 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more—I cannot exactly tell the amount of our liability—the amount secured by the bill of sale was 790—we occasionally made disbursements to protect ourselves and the property; I should say about 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—a cheque for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid back by the prisoner—the property was afterwards sold at the beginning of this year—I was not in London then—the property was in our possession all the time until the sale—two dif
<lb/>ferent parties were taking care of it for us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When did the sale take place.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In March, this year—the 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was repaid on 30th Dec. 1850.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-105" type="surname" value="WILLISS"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-105" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILLISS</persName> </hi>. I am the attesting witness to this bill of sale—it was executed by the defendant, on 16th Aug. 1850—I do not know when the man was put in possession under that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BULLOCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I think the first person was put in posses
<lb/>sion on the 12th Oct.—that was a woman—she was withdrawn, and a man was put in possession on 7th Dec.—(
<hi rend="italic">The bill of sale was here read in part as before</hi>)—the furniture realised, I think, 526
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. under the sale—there were some articles of plate and jewellery sold afterwards, which amounted to 135
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—they were sold under the same bill of sale.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WORSLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you attend the sale yourself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; my brother acted as auctioneer—the property that sold for 135
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was deposited with us in the first instance—that was sold at our rooms—it was property that was named in the bill of sale, but we did not wish to dispose of it until we saw no chance of the money being repaid—we sold that on 11th April.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> From 16th Aug. till the plate was actually sold, was it in your possession at your office?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, all the plate sold in that sale, with the horse and carriage—the plate was never out of our possession after 16th Aug. till it was sold.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I think you said there was some plate included in the goods sold for 526
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; we only sold a portion of the plate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What amount in nett money had you advanced before 5th Nov.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 750
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was repaid on 30th Dec.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">expressed a doubt whether the declaration had been strictly, proved so as to be received; the Act of Parliament required the best evidence of the signature, and it was a question whether the proof of the handwriting was sufficient, without. calling the Magistrate's clerk.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">did not propose to use the document as a declaration, but as a means made use of by,</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">the prisoner to obtain the money, although he contended that the prisoner having produced it as a declaration made by him before a Magistrate, would render is receivable, it having been recently held that an admission by a party of the contents of a document was sufficient</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WORSLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that some per
<lb/>son should be called who saw the prisoner sign it. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">upon consideration, received it, upon the admission made by the prisoner, and would reserve it if necessary,</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-2-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 43.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1-18511124 t18511124-2-punishment-2"/>One Week upon the former indictment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder, and the Second Jury.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRIARLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution,</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-108" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-108" type="given" value="ELLEN ELPHINSTONE"/>ELLEN ELPHINSTONE WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am daughter-in-law of the person who keeps the Punch coffee-house, Bishopsgate-street. On Tuesday, 7th Oct., the prisoner and Young came to the coffee-house—they left a carpet-bag and basket or bundle, and the prisoner said they would return for them in the evening—the prisoner afterwards returned alone, and left a small bundle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose you have a great many people in and out in the course of a day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there was one other person there at the time, but I cannot say whether there were more—I am not there every day, only on this day on account of the party being out—I had never seen the prisoner before—I was not called on to see the prisoner again for about a week.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRIARLY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long did they stay?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—I am quite sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-109" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-109" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY CONNOLLY</persName> </hi>. I am servant at this coffee-house. On Tuesday, 7th Oct., between 7 and 8 o'clock, the prisoner came and asked for a cup of coffee—I served him, and he asked me for a carpet-bag, basket, and bundle—Mr. Walker, the master of the house, delivered them to him and he went away—I have not the least doubt he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you ever seen him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; numbers of persons come in day after day—I cannot speak to every one who has been there in the last three weeks—I was taken to the Mansion-house to see the prisoner about a week after that—there was a policeman at his side—I did not pick him out from a dozen others.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRIARLY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you recognise him immediately?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was not pointed out to me—I have no doubt about him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-110" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-110" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WALKER</persName> </hi>. I keep this coffee-house. On 7th Oct., between 2 and 8 o'clock, the prisoner came with a parcel tied up in a handkerchief, and re
<lb/>quested it might be put with the others he had left previously—I had not seen him before—my son took the bundle and put it down—he came again between 7 and 8, called for a cup of coffee, and asked for the parcels he had left—I inquired of him what they were, and he said a carpet-bag, a basket, and a bundle in a handkerchief—I gave them to him, and he put down 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., stating that was for my trouble in taking care of the things, and he then put down a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—piece, and told me to take for the coffee—I returned him the 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., saying I was satisfied with what he had given me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you ever seen him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I cannot recollect every one who comes, but he attracted my attention in particular—I identified him on the next night at the station—I have never sworn to any one before, and was never before on a trial—the prisoner had then a quantity</p>
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<p>of hair under his chin, but I swear to him by his features—I once got into a
<hi rend="italic">mess</hi> in giving up parcels, and was always very particular about it afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRIARLY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did any other persons leave parcels with you that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that day—I was very particular before I gave them op in asking him what he had left.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had he the hair under his chin when you saw him at the station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-111" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I was lodging at the Cock, New-street, Bishopsgate, on 7th Oct. I came up with the prisoner from Newcastle—on Tyne to see the Exhibition—I knew him very well, we came up together as friends—we went to the Punch coffee-house early in the afternoon—I bad a carpet-bag and a basket with me, containing wearing-apparel and books, and six sove
<lb/>reigns and six half-sovereigns—the prisoner said I might as well leave my things there, and when the servant Connolly brought the coffee, the prisoner said, "Will you take care of these things? we shall be here and call for them again presently"—she took them away—I and the prisoner then went to different places, and we went to near Astley's Theatre to inquire for a friend of mine—I went into a shop to inquire, leaving the prisoner waiting outside, and when I came hack he was gone—I inquired for my things at the Punch coffee-house about 9 o'clock the same evening, and they were gone—I have not seen them since—the prisoner had more hair on his chin then than now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You knew him well in Newcastle?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have known him about five or six months—I do not know much about his character—when we went to the Punch coffee-house we had not fixed where we were to sleep—the prisoner said be knew where we could lodge, but did not tell me where—we were at Astley's about half-past 6 o'clock—I do not know if we went there straight from the coffee-house—we did not go into any public-house on the way—we did see the Monument and different places, and had our hair cut and curled—I should say it was half-past 6 when we were at Astley's, because the people were just going in—the hairdresser dressed the prisoner's hair—I do not know whether he dressed his chin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who was this friend of yours that lived near Astley's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Robert Rain—I did not find him—I did not know exactly where he lived—I did not ask the prisoner anything about it—he took me there, and said, "This is near the place where your friend lives"—he said he bad seen a letter my friend had written to a friend of his at Newcastle, and that he knew from that that he worked near Astley's, and he thought that was the shop—it was a confectioner's shop—my friend is in that line of business—I was in the shop about three minutes, inquiring for my friend—I have not found Rain since—the prisoner told me before we left Newcastle that Rain lived near Astley's—none of the prisoner's things were in my carpet-bag—he had a bundle of his own done up in a handkerchief—I gave him no authority to get my things from the coffee-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURGESS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 670). On Wednesday, 8th Oct., about 3 o'clock, I took the prisoner into custody in the Exhibition—he was alone—the prosecutor was with me and pointed him out to me, but the crowd was so great I lost sight of him—I asked the prisoner if he knew Thomas Young—after hesitating he Raid, yes—I took him to the station, searched him, and found on him six sovereigns, six half-sovereigns, 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., some coppers, and a book, several memorandums, and a railway return-ticket from York to London—I told him he was charged with stealing a carpet-bag from a coffee-shop in Bishopsgate-street—he said he knew nothing about it—I had</p>
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<p>received information from the prosecutor at the station, about half-past 10 on the Tuesday night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What station was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Bishopsgate-street station—I could walk from Astley's to our station in three-quarters of an hour—I took Young to the Crystal Palace, expecting to see the prisoner there—I was not examined before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 25.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1851.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FAREBROTHER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18511124-5-offence-1 t18511124-name-116"/>Charles Stronghill</persName>; to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-5-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 20.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ROBERTS</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18511124-6-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>for embezzlement.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-118" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN SHADBOLT</persName> </hi>. I am a widow; I carry on the business of a carrier, at Edmonton. The prisoner was in my employ about two months—he took orders from ladies and gentlemen, and took money to purchase them—on the evening of 5th Nov. he had been out on my business—he did not come back—he gave me no notice—he was a weekly servant—he did not account to me for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. received from Mr. Cowan, nor pay it to me—for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. received, he said he had not taken it, and I gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he denied receiving it—he did not pay me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., nor say anything about it—he ought to have paid me at the week's end—we settled once a week—if he had received money he ought to have paid it me then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you hire the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I hired him, myself and my daughter—he was hired on weekly wages, and he accounted once a week—on Monday morning he balanced accounts—he never paid me the 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said he had not got it—I told him I knew Miss Tate had sent the money—he said he had no money at all—that was on Wednesday, 5th Nov.—he went away that evening—his wages were 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—he is not married.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-119" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA SHADBOLT</persName> </hi>. I am daughter of the last witness. The prisoner was in her service—she engaged him to take parcels, and deliver them, and take money for the goods when he delivered them—he used to account to me—he ought to account on the following morning, but he absconded on 5th Nov.—I did not speak to him on that Wednesday morning about his account and his receipts—he never paid me the sum of 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., or 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., or 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said he had not got the 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said Miss Tate had not sent the money for the goods, and had not given him the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When was it he said that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On Wednesday</p>
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<p>morning; I hare the day-book here—the It. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. ought to have been entered on 27th Sept.—the 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was not to be paid to roe—he received that from Miss Tate, on 5th Nov., to purchase goods in town for the Rev. Dr. Tate, and he said he had not received it—he went away without making op his books; therefore, it is not down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-120" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COWAN</persName> </hi>. I am a gardener, at Edmonton. The prisoner came to me on 5th Nov., between 10 and 11 o'clock in the morning—he saw my daughter first—he said he came from Mrs. Shadbolt for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., due on the Saturday previous, for the carriage of two boxes—I said it was very unusual for her to send for money in the middle of the week, but it was no consequence—I said to my daughter, "Caroline, pay him"—I did not see my daughter pay him, but I said to him, "I suppose that is right"—he said, "All right, master."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-121" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-121" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE COWAN</persName> </hi>. I paid the prisoner 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., on 5th NOT., for the carriage of two boxes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-122" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-122" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 898). On 10th Nov. I apprehended the prisoner in the street, at Edmonton—I told him it was on several charges of embezzling money of Mrs. Shadbolt's—he denied the charge, and then he said it was all settled—I took him to Mrs. Shad bolt's—I saw her daughter first—the prisoner said he was very sorry he had done it, and if she would take him back again he would work it all out—on the way to the station, he said it was a paltry sum, only 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What did yon tell him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That it was for embezzling several sums of money belonging to Mrs. Shadbolt; he said it was not so, and said it was all settled—he said if I would let him go he would go and settle it all up—I took him to Mrs. Shadbolt's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANN SHADBOLT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it the prisoner's duty to account on the Monday, or on the day after he received the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the Monday; be gave an account on Monday—the receiving-book is not here—I had no occasion to look in it when ha had not put it down—he hat never been to put it down—he did not come on the Friday—I never saw him at my place—there was another book in which it was his business to enter the money received—that is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was again
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<interp inst="t18511124-6-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>indicted for obtaining money by false pretences</rs>, upon which
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Protection.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-125" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 114). On the evening of 28th Oct., I saw the prisoner in London-wall, on a grey mare, galloping as fast as it could go—I saw him attempt to turn the corner of Coleman-street—the horse fell down, and the prisoner endeavoured to run away—in a few seconds there was a cry of "Stop thief!"—I was holding the horse, and gave it to a gen
<lb/>tleman, and went and stopped the prisoner—several persons came up and said in my presence that he had stolen the horse—the prisoner said,: It is a bad job; I got on the horse, and he ran away with me.",</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where was be when you first saw him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Fifteen or twenty yards from where the horse fell—I took him to the hospital, and the doctor gave me a certificate that he had sprained his ankle—I don't know that he broke his leg—I did not raise a cry of "Stop</p>
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<p>thief!"—I was at the corner, and caught the reins of the horse—the prisoner and the horse got up as near together as possible.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-126" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH NUTT</persName> </hi>. On 28th Oct., I bought a grey mare—I had not been upon her—I led her to the door of Mr. Abbott's public-house, in Coleman-street—before I went in, I saw the prisoner—he asked me if he might hold the mare—I refused; but I could not open the door to go in; and I said to him, "You can hold it, if you please, for a moment"—I went in, and I was not in two minutes before I heard the horse go—I ran out, and gave an alarm, "Stop thief!"—I saw the horse about twenty or thirty yards off, and the prisoner on it, going very fast—it was stopped; it was my mare—I had given 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it—they tell me it is worth about 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You did not get on this horse?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I am no horseman—I have had horses in the country—I have not inquired into the prisoner's character—I don't pretend to swear that he went away with the mare designedly—I said that I could not swear that it was not a
<hi rend="italic">lark</hi>; I may have said I thought it was a mere joke—I do not come here to tell a lie—I did not give the prisoner any direction what he was to do.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-127" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CAMPBLE</persName> </hi>. I was near Mr. Abbott's, in Coleman-street, on the even
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-129" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LOWE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, T</hi> 32). I produce two marriage certificates, which I got at the Registrar-General's office, at Somerset House. I compared them with the Registers; they are correct—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>)—the prisoner was given into my custody on 30th Oct.—I told him he was given into custody for bigamy—he said, "It is not so"—he afterwards said, "The woman I am living with will not come up against me"—his first wife gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> About seventeen months ago, I and my wife had high words on a Sunday night; she left home, and did not return that night; next morning, I went to my usual employment, and locked the door; on my return at night, I found she had forced open the door, and carried away all my furniture and wearing-apparel; I was compelled to, take other apartments; I then went to the station; the police would not interfere, because I could not swear who were the parties that carried my goods away; she went the following day for a summons against me; the Magistrate found that she had sworn falsely; after this, she made an application to Hammersmith Union,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the officers of the parish took out a warrant to apprehend me, for leaving her unprovided for; the Magistrate arranged that I was to pay the 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. at 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per week, and allow her and the child 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per week; I continued paying this sum up to the period when I was taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-133" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of the Hon. Mrs. Bathurst, in Gros
<lb/>venor-square. On 17th Oct. the prisoner came to her house—he brought some china, which he said was from the Exhibition—I paid him the amount of the bill, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he gave me this receipt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-134" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHITEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am book-keeper to Messrs. Cottam and Co. I saw the prisoner on 27th Sept.—I paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for porcelain purchased at the Exhibition—he gave me this bill and receipt—I paid him the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for Baron du Tramblay.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-135" type="given" value="BARON ALEXIS SYLVIAN DU"/>BARON ALEXIS SYLVIAN DU TRAMBLAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">through an interpreter</hi>). I am a manufacturer in France, of china. I was an exhibitor at the Great Exhi
<lb/>bition—I sold articles of china to the Hon. Mrs. Bathurst, of Grosvenor-square, and to Mr. Mortan—I had employed the prisoner for three months to take out goods, and to deliver them, and bring back the receipt if the money was not paid—he ought always to receive the money if persons were in the way—he did not bring me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mrs. Bathurst—I believe he did not bring this bill back (
<hi rend="italic">looking at it</hi>)—he never gave me any account of these moneys received from Mrs. Bathurst and Mr. Mortan—he told me he did not receive it—when he received money for me, he ought to pay it me on the same day, or on the following morning if he did not return in the evening—he speaks and understands French perfectly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Can you swear that these bills were delivered by you to me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; you had a porter with you to carry the goods—there was one bill delivered to you in my absence—all these bills were delivered to you to receive money, of which you have returned none—I have a list of the debts and the money I received from the prisoner—this is my book—there is no entry, of this 27
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mrs. Bathurst, and 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mr. Morton—you stated that the persons were absent, and would not be at home for some time—in con
<lb/>sequence of that I did not enter them—I believe it was not to me that you made the observation that the money was not paid, because I was continually at the Exhibition.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you Madame Verrell's receipt?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; every day's account—I made the account myself—I arrived from France on 2nd Oct.—I have the book which was delivered to me when I came back by Madame Verrell—she received money also, and she was to account to me—she put down the goods that were sold—she gave an account what money she received—I put it down in my book—I alone was to receive the money—Madame Verrell paid you your last commission on 23rd Oct.—it is down in this book, and was 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any partner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; Madame Verrell was entitled to receive money for me when I was in France—I was to receive it when I was at home—even when I was in England she might receive money on my account—there was no one beside her that might receive money from the prisoner for me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I received the bill of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and paid it to Madame Verrell next morning, when I went with my porter to take more goods out; she has kept the whole books; Cottam and Mortan's I received, and paid to Madame Verrell previous to the Baron arriving in England; he has never</p>
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<p>asked me for these moneys; I have seen him two or three times a week; the last time I saw Madame Verrell, I paid her 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and she asked what she was indebted to me; I said 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and she said it was only 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I said it was a poor commission, when I had to pay a man 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a day; I said I would rather have my 10 per cent, than go on so; she said, "Very well, we will have somebody else," and I went away; I was told by the policeman that the prosecutor wanted to speak to me; I went, and he was not at home; I went to the station, and he came; if Madame Verrell were here, it would appear that I have not been a felon; all I have to say about these two sums is that I paid them in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 38.)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, Nov.</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1851.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAS. DUKE</hi>, Bart, Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>.</p>
<p>Before Mr. Recorder and the Third Jury.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-138" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SHARP</persName> </hi>. I am a cutler, of 4, Gough-square, Fleet-street, in the parish of St. Bride. On the morning of 16th Oct. my house was broken into—the kitchen window was shut the night before, but not fastened, my servant told me she neglected to fasten it—she is not here, I only know what she told me—she was the first person up in the morning—I came down about 7 o'clock—she has not left my service—she was not before the Magistrate—I missed two hats, one of which belonged to my son a boy nine years of age, also an oyster-knife, a great coat, three pairs of boots, my servant's gowns, some tablecloths, pinafores, and other things, worth upwards of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on the 31st Oct. a second attempt was made, in the night of 31st Oct, and on the morning of 1st Nov. the prisoner came to me and said, "Is your name Sharp?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "You have had a robbery at your house a week ago?"—I said, "Yes, what do you know about it?"—he said, "I called to give you information as to who the parties are, and where they live"—I said, "Really you must be one of the party, for the hat you have got on now belongs to my son, and is part of the property that was taken away on 16th Oct."—he took it off, and said, "Yes, it is, it is the only thing they would give me, and therefore I have determined to come and
<hi rend="italic">peach,</hi> I don't care what becomes of me, so long as the other parties are taken"—a policeman coming by at the time, I gave the prisoner in charge—I saw this oyster-knife taken from him at the station(
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and this duplicate—this is the hat he had on, I swear it is my son's I know it by marks inside it—I missed such an oyster-knife as this, it is one of my make—these boots are mine—I had gone to bed about 12 o'clock the night before—I cannot say where I saw the hat last—I saw the knife on the Sunday, and the boots a day or two before the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> At the office you said the hat had no mark on it.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said it had no name in it—these two red marks have been put in it since, I do not go by them, I go by a square stain in the hat, it is a different colour—my son had it six months—I swear to these boots, I bought them myself—I know them by the position of the buttons—I had worn them four or five months, or more.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-139" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED AGLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 315). I took the prisoner into custody—I went to Mr. Sharp's house, and he said he had come to inform Mr. Sharp of his house being broken into and robbed on 16th Oct.—I asked him how he knew that, and if he was there at the time—he said he was—he mentioned the word "robbery," and said they would not give him any of the property and he would inform upon them—he said he would go and show me where they lived; that he had been in prison, and when he came out they would not give him anything—he went and showed me a room where he said the parties lived, but I could not find them—he did not know their names—when I said, "How do you know there was a robbery there; were you one of them?"—he said, "Yes, I
<hi rend="italic">were</hi>."</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CRAWLEY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Collins, a pawnbroker, of 116, Drury-lane. I produce these boots, pawned I believe by the prisoner—the duplicate found on the prisoner is the one I gave.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PRICE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Swainson. On 27th Oct. the prisoner came to the warehouse with an order which he put into my hands, and the invoice to correspond; it is signed "J. Walmsley"—we had sent goods to Mr. Walmsley before—he is a fringe-manufacturer—I had seen the prisoner at Mr. Walmasley's, and at our Warehouse—(
<hi rend="italic">order read,</hi> "I gross 17 1/2 in. orris to match, 27—10—51., J. Walmsley"—the prisoner took away the goods with him—that is the customary form of order in the trade.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-143" type="given" value="GERARD"/>GERARD PITMAN</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Walmsley of 12, King-street, Cheapside. The prisoner was in his employ from the middle of April to the middle of June this year, when he left—I manage the business in part—this order is not Mr. Walmsley's writing or mine; myself and one other clerk sign Mr. Walmsley's name—this is not the writing of that other clerk, or of anybody in the establishment authorised to make out orders—no such order was given—this order is in the same form as Mr. Walmsley sends them—while the prisoner was there it was his duty to take out such orders, obtain the goods, and bring them home; he never wrote orders—he knew how we did business, and how to make an order of this sort—no goods answering to the description in this order were brought to the establishment, on or after 27th Oct.—he was partly errand-boy, and partly in the warehouse—he fre
<lb/>quently saw Mr. Walmsley's writing, and that of the other persons who used to sign orders; it is not at all like the writing if any of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-144" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I was applied to to take the prisoner into custody—I took him to the station, searched him, and found on him these three similar orders, with these samples pinned to them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they are all signed "J. Walmsley"—Mr. Swainson gave him in charge, and he said, "I am guilty of all"—that was before I found the orders on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had been out of employment ever since I left Mr
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11-18511124 t18511124-11-punishment-9"/>Confined Four Months</rs>. There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18511124-12-offence-1 t18511124-cd-1"/>10th Nov.</rs>, 1 watch, value 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; ihe property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-149" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 13). On 10th Nov., about half-past 2 o'clock, I was on duty on Ludgate-hill, in company with Rowe—it was on the occasion of the celebration of the fete on Lord Mayor's-day—I saw the prisoners on Ludgate-hill, in company with another man—I did not know them of my own knowledge, I had never seen them before—I saw them all in conversation together—I watched them for about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—I saw them hustle against several gentlemen—my attention was drawn to them from their appearance and manners—at the bottom of Ludgate-hill by Bridge-street, I saw Rogers look towards the waistcoat-pocket of Mr. Williams, the prosecutor—he immediately turned and spoke to the other three who were behind him—they then all rushed on Mr. Williams; Smith in front, and the other three pushing Smith up behind—that was at the corner of Ludgate hill, on the footpath—I saw Smith put his left arm up against Mr. Williams's breast, with his right hand underneath—he did not lift up Mr. Williams's arm, be pressed it against his breast, and was pushing him back
<lb/>wards, and the other three were pushing him behind—I should say the effect of that would be to take away the use of Williams's arm; I mean it would confine his arm—I then saw Smith with his right band take a silver watch from Mr. Williams, and push immediately into the crowd with Rogers—at the same moment Lind put his band into Mr. Williams's waistcoat pocket—I collared Lind, and took him into custody—he said, "I have not got the watch, let me go, I will show you the man that has got it, they are all gone up there"—he did not point anywhere—I had bold of his hand—he was looking up Ludgate-hill at the time; with that I took him out of the crowd with some difficulty to the station, where I searched him and found 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> There was a great crowd, was there not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, a very great crowd indeed—I was not stationed there, I was anywhere about the procession—there was a greater crowd there than almost in any other part—it was about half-past 2 o'clock when I first observed the prisoners—I was in plain clothes—I was as close to the four of them as I could possibly be at the time this transaction took place, I was touching them—Rowe was somewhere near me—I could not say exactly his position, because in the crowd we were moved about—we were constantly hustled about in the crowd, although this did not take a minute or two alto
<lb/>gether, it was. all done directly—I was on Mr. Williams's right hand, I cannot say whether I touched him, I might sometimes have touched him, I was very near to him—I kept close to the prisoners while they were committing the robbery—I saw Smith lift up his left arm—I saw what he did with his right band—I swear that I saw the watch in his right hand—it was a silver watch—I have been in the police just upon ten years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you a detective officer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-150" type="surname" value="ROWS"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-150" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ROWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi> 14.) I am a detective officer, I was on Ludgate-hill, on the day of the celebration of Lord Mayor's day—about half-past two o'clock, I saw the prisoners on Ludgate-hill—I had been in company with Brett, all day—the prisoners were not personally known to me—I watched them something like a quarter of an hour, they were together, with a fourth one—we were induced to watch them from their manner and appearance—after watching them, they went down to the corner of Bridge-street, where they were in conversation together—at that time the prosecutor was turning the corner with a lady on his arm—I saw Smith rush against the prosecutor with his arms up, and the other three pushing him behind—the moment they left him, I saw that his guard was hanging with the swivel of</p>
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<p>a watch hanging outside his waistcoat—Smith and Rogers went up Ludgate-hill on the footpath, wedging their way through the crowd—I followed them—I got hold of Smith first—Rogers was a little above my grasp, I pulled him—I got hold of Smith, as he was working his way through the crowd—we had a struggle for three or four minutes, they trying to get away—I seized Smith with one hand, and Rogers with the other—a gentle
<lb/>man came up and took Smith from me, or I should have been obliged to let him go—I took him and Rogers to the station, with the assistance of an officer in uniform, who came up—on searching Smith at the station I found this pair of silver spectacles upon him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>. Where were you standing when you saw this? were you with Brett, the whole time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; we were shifting about in the crowd—I was standing close behind Smith, when he went up to Mr. Williams—we had been standing close by the side of him, at the corner of Bridge-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were in plain clothes, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-151" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-151" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY COX</persName> </hi>. I am single, and assist my father who is postmaster, at Plumstead-common—I was with Mr. Williams, on Ludgate-hill, on 10th Nov., but I had been on business at St. Paul's-churchyard—I was with him at the corner of Bridge-street, there was rather a crowd there—the prisoner Smith was in front of us, and he pushed me about two or three times very much indeed—he moved again, pushed me backwards and put his hand to the pocket of Mr. Williams, and I saw the guard and ring of the watch spring from his hand—his hand was closed at the time—I turned and took hold of Lind, thinking Smith had passed the watch to him; and before I accused him of anything he said, "I have not got it, but if you will let me go I will show you the man that has, he has gone up there," pointing at the same time up Ludgate-hill—I held him by the wrist till an officer came up—I did not at first know that he was an officer, as he was not in uniform, and would not let him go till a gentleman came up, and then I gave him into the officer's hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>. Were you standing by the side of Mr. Williams?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had hold of his left arm.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know which pocket the watch was taken from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am not certain but I think it was the left, it was the side next to me—Smith was in front of him and me, and he put him back and put his hand across him—we were next the houses, and he was in front of us with his back towards Bridge-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-152" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, and live in Prince's-row, Plumstead-common—I was on Ludgate-hill, near Bridge-street, with Miss Cox, on 10th Nov.—I had a watch with me, secured by an India-rubber guard—I carried it in my left waistcoat pocket—while passing the corner of Bridge-street, the pri
<lb/>soners commenced pushing me about—I then saw the ring of my watch spring towards me—I remember Lind and Smith, pushing me about, but not Rogers—I caught hold of Lind, he said "I have not got it, but if you will let me go I will show you the man that has got it, he has run up there"—he then said, "Search me if you like"—Smith said to me while they were pushing against me, "This is like pushing, is it not, governor?"</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-12-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-12-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<interp inst="t18511124-12-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-12-18511124 t18511124-12-punishment-10"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROGERS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-12-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LIND</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18511124-12-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18511124-12-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-12-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lind was further charged with having been before convicted, in Aug.</hi> 1850,
<hi rend="italic">to which he pleaded</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 17.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-12-18511124 t18511124-12-punishment-11"/>Transported for Seven Years</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18511124-13-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, stealing 1 watch, value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-155" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-155" type="given" value="ISADOR"/>ISADOR ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a native of Holland, and am a ship agent, living in Scarborough-street East, Goodman's-fields. On Monday, 10th Nov., between 11 and 12 o'clock in the morning, I was in Princes-street, near the Bank, during the procession of the Lord Mayor's show—there was a very large crowd—the prisoner stood next to me—I felt something in my pocket, and felt something go from it, and I saw the prisoner go with my watch from the place: it had been in my right hand waistcoat pocket—I am quite sure I saw it in the prisoner's hand—he ran into the crowd—I ran after him—he stopped, and turned back of his own accord, and I asked him for my watch—he said, "Oh, I have not got your watch!"—he called out several names, "
<hi rend="italic">Bill, Tom,</hi> and so on; and several people came up, and said, if the man has got your watch, why don't you search him?"—and they came between us, and stood in front of me—they said to the prisoner, why don't you run away?—he ran away, and one person, a little fellow, came in front of me, to give the prisoner the opportunity of running away—I ran after him, and called "Stop thief!"—he was seized by a policeman—I did not lose sight of him—he made a very pitiful face, and said, "I never took your watch;" and coming from the station to Guildhall, he said, "If you will go with me to my house, I will give you 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and you must drop the matter"—I gave more than 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for my watch; it was a silver one; it has not been found—this ring (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was found on the ground—the prisoner found it about three yards from the place where he took my watch—he said, "Why don't you look round, may be you will find your watch?" and before we moved from the place, he said, "There is your ring on the ground"—I picked it up—he saw it—it was not possible for him to have seen it on the ground, be
<lb/>cause I stood before him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose the crowd was very thick there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the people were standing as close as they could—the pri
<lb/>soner was not standing by me a minute before he ran away—he was about a yard from me at the time I lost my watch—I went up to him, and said, "I want my watch"—he directly ran through the crowd—I ran after him, and he came back again—he could have run away—some person said, he is not the man that stole your watch, another man did it—I should recollect that man if I were to see him—I called out that I had lost my watch—the people about heard me, but they took no interest in my loss—I saw 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a little comb found on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRNIE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it one of the persons who answered to his call of
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi> and Jack, that said he was not the man that took your watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I am quite sure of that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-156" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT JOHNSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 812). On Monday, 10th Nov., I saw the prosecutor in Princes-street running after the prisoner, calling out "Stop thief!"—I took the prisoner to the station, searched him, and found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, 11/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and a comb—in coming from the station to Guild
<lb/>hall, he said to the prosecutor, "I will give you 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if you will say no more about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the prisoner walking when you took him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was running from the prosecutor—there was a great crowd.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-13-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-13-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="def1-13-18511124 t18511124-13-punishment-12"/>Transported for Seven Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-159" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am waiter at the Queen's Hotel, St. Martin's-le-Grand. The prisoner came there on 14th Nov., near 8 o'clock in the evening, and asked for a glass of gin-and-water—he was sitting on one of the tables of the coffee-room—there were some coats on the coat-rack—I do not know how many—when I came back with the gin-and-water, he had got a light-coloured coat on, and two or three others—I told Roberts, my fellow-servant—he handed me three coats—I kept them while he went to the bar, and gave them to him again in two or three minutes—he gave them to a policeman, in my presence, about five minutes afterwards—there were three or four gentlemen in the coffee-room, but they did not notice it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-160" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. On 14th Nov. I was porter at the Queen's Hotel. I was standing in the hall, looking through the coffee-room window, and saw the prisoner close to the coat-rack, looking at a coat—he had five coats on previously—Green came out and spoke to me, and I went in to the prisoner—he was in the act of pulling off the top coat of the lot he had on—I asked him if that coat was his—he said, "Yes"—I said, "How can that be? this coat has been hanging on that coat-rack all day long, and you have only just come into the house; how can it be yours?"—I had not seen it there, but I said so to
<hi rend="italic">confute</hi> him—he said, in a faint voice, "It is not mine"—I said, "It seems to me that you have several more on, and I do not think they belong to you; here is a coat here don't fit you, I can almost swear it don't belong to you, and the best thing you can do is to take them off"—he said they were his and dared me to touch them, and then he took two more off—they were great coats—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I gave three of them to Green while I went to ask the housekeeper's advice—I then called the police and gave the prisoner into custody—Edward Sherman is the proprietor of the hotel—the gentleman this coat belongs to was staying at the hotel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is that gentleman here?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; this other coat is Mr. Hugh Jones's—he appeared to have been drinking—I cannot say he was intoxicated—he appeared to know what he was doing perfectly well—this brown coat is the one he was pulling off—the one he had on belonged to Hugh Jones—he had four great coats on besides that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-161" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-161" type="given" value="GEORGE TAYLOR"/>GEORGE TAYLOR SWAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 267). I received these coats.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on behalf of the prisoner, applied to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to be allowed to plead autre fois acquit, the prisoner having already been in jeopardy on account of the coat in question, although not included in the former indictment, for which purpose he requested that the case should be postponed for a day; and that as no evidence had yet been given, that course need not prevent the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">from separating. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered it had no power to discharge the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">without their giving a verdict; and that even in cases where a prisoner is allowed to withdraw his plea, and plead guilty after the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-164" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH JONES</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of a coffee-house, 75, Little Britain. On 14th Nov., about 7 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came and bespoke a lodging for the night—he had a cup of coffer, and I showed him to the necessary in the yard—there were some coats at the back of a settle inside the bar—he had to pass through the bar to the back-yard—he came back and stood in the bar a little while—I was in the coffee-room—I missed the coats,</p>
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<p>and found the prisoner had gone out, leaving the passage-door wide open—I went after him—he turned into Crosskeys-square—I met him coming back with my coat on his arm—I collared him, and took them from him—I thought be had got all the coats, but I only missed my own—this is it (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there any mark on it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I soiled it here.</p>
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<p>I took the prisoner there with this coat on and others over it—it was the bottom one, or the next to it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, A</hi> 126). I produce a certificate of the prisoner's former conviction (
<hi rend="italic">read—Convicted at Clerkenwell, May,</hi> 1851,
<hi rend="italic">of stealing from the person; confined one month</hi>)—I was present—he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-15-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. ** Aged 21.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1851.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FAREBROTHER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>; and Mr.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant, and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put down a half-crown on the table—I gave it to my husband—he bit it, and returned it to me—I gave it to the prisoner, and said, "This is a bad one"—he laid down another half-crown which was bad—I gave that to my husband, and he said to the prisoner, "Why do you give me such money as this, knowing that I know what you are?"—the prisoner began swearing, and took up a fork—while he and my husband were talking I fetched an officer, and he had both the half-crowns.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Which was the first that I presented?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> This; they are not both alike—the reign of the first is George the Fourth—when I gave you the second back you disputed that that was the one you gave me, and you took the first out of your pocket, saying that the second was the same as the first—I think you were quite sensible of what you were doing—I would not swear yon were sobers—you had been drinking.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, E</hi> 154). I took the prisoner into custody at Mr. Willey's shop—Mr. Willey gave me these two half-crowns—the prisoner said had he not been drinking they should not have
<hi rend="italic">catched</hi> him this time—he was a little drunk—I do not think he rightly knew what he was about.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-177" type="given" value="HORATIO CHARLXS"/>HORATIO CHARLXS HIPWELL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Running Horse public-house. The prisoner came there on the 4th Oct. and had a glass of stout—it came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he tendered me a crown-piece—I gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 69
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., four penny pieces, and a halfpenny—after he was gone I cut the crown piece, and kept it till the Monday morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> On the first examination you stated that it was on the 11th that I offered the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said it was the 11th, being called away in a hurry from business; but when I went home, referring to a memorandum, I found it was the 4th—you did offer to prove an
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece was bad till you had gone—I gave it to a friend of mine who was at the bar—I never lost sight of it—I gave it to the policeman on the Monday morning—this is it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-179" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—these are all three bad.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL GORMAN</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-182" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-182" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. My sister keeps the Ship and Star public-house, at Ratcliffe. While I am there I assist in the business—on 2nd Nov. the two prisoners came in together, about a quarter before 3 o'clock in the afternoon—Brennan called for a pot of beer—Gorman was standing by him—I served the beer, and Brennan gave me a shilling—I thought it was good, and put it in the till, where there was no other shilling—the prisoners went into the tap-room, and took the beer with them—in five or ten minutes after, Brennan came and had a pot of beer of my sister—after that, Gorman came to the bar and wanted a pot of beer—he gave me half-a-crown—I looked at it, and thought it was bad—I took it to Mrs. Smith, my sister, who keeps the house—she examined it, and went to the tap-room and told Gorman it was bad—Gorman said, "If it is bad give it to me"—she gave it him, and told him to give her good</p>
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<p>money—he said they had no money—I told Brennan he must have more because I had given change out of the shilling—in consequence of this, my sister went to the till—I saw her take two shillings out of it—they were the only shillings that were there—they were looked at, and both turned out to be bad—my sister went to the prisoners in the tap-room, and told them the shillings were bad, too—Gorman sounded the half-crown on the table, and my sister took hold of it and kept it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You are not the barmaid?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I went there on a visit—Brennan asked for the first beer, and gave the first shilling—I put it in the till—there were two or three sixpences in the till, but no shillings—I looked when I put the shillings in—I gave him a sixpence and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—the prisoners then went into the tap-room to drink the beer—there was another man in the tap-room—Brennan came out in about five minutes for more beer—he did not speak to me, but to my sister—no other person came in—Brennan remained in the tap-room for some time after the money was discovered to be bad—I do not know that there was anything to prevent him from walking out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-183" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-183" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-183" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am the sister of the last witness—I was at the public-house that day—I saw the two prisoners come in—my sister served them with a pot of beer—some time after, Brennan came to me for a pot of beer—he gave me a shilling, which I put into the till—I noticed that there was one other shil
<lb/>ling and two sixpences in the till—a little while after, I saw Mrs. Smith with a half-crown, and she accused Gorman, in the tap-room, with passing bad money—he said it was not bad, and he would not give it up—I asked him to sound it on the table—he did, and I instantly caught it from the table, and gave it to my sister, and asked her to try it in the "detector"—I suggested that she should look at the two shillings—they were bad—she would not give them up—a policeman was sent for—the prisoners were given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say Gorman said the half-crown was good, and you told him to sound it, and he did?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I told him he would know by the sound whether it was good or bad—my sister said she was sure Gorman did not know the half-crown was bad, as she had known him so long.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-184" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-184" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-184" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Smith, who keeps the Ship and Star public-house, at Shad well. On 2nd Nov. Emma Taylor brought me a half-crown—I took it to Gorman and told him it was bad—he said it was not—I gave it him back, and asked him to give me good money for it—he said he had none—my sister said he had, she had given them change—I went to the till and found two shillings, they were bad—I went back to the prisoners and told them they had given two bad shillings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know Gorman before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he has been in the habit of frequenting our house—he has borne the character of a hard-working, respectable man in his class of life—I do not think he knew the half-crown was bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-185" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-185" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. On 2nd Nov. I received two bad shillings and a bad half-crown from my wife—I gave them to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you known Gorman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, seven or eight years—he is a coal-whipper—I never heard any other character of him but a hard-working, honest man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-186" type="surname" value="BURNS"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-186" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BURNS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, K</hi> 255). I was fetched to the Ship and Star—I found Brennan in the tap-room—I went in the yard and found Gorman in a stooping position, as if he was looking for something, and I</p>
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<p>found near that place a shilling with a piece broken off it—I took Gorman into custody—I found on him one penny, and on Brennan, 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a tobacco box—these are the two shillings I got from Mr. Smith—this is the shilling I found in the yard, and here is another shilling that was found in an adjoining yard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-187" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two shillings that were uttered are counterfeit, and from the same mould—this half-crown is counterfeit—this shilling that was found in the yard is bad, and this one that has a piece broken off it is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gorman's statement before the Magistrate was here read, as follows</hi>: "I was not in the tap-room five minutes—when I got the half-crown; Brennan gave it me; I did not know whether it was good or bad."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gorman received a good character.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRENNAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-21-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 27.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18511124-21-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-21-18511124 t18511124-21-punishment-18"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GORMAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-21-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-21-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant, and the 7th Jury.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS RYAN</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-189" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. I produce a copy of the record of the convic
<lb/>tion of a person at this Court—(
<hi rend="italic">read—Thomas Ryan convicted on</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th Jam.</hi>, 1849,
<hi rend="italic">of uttering counterfeit coin, and imprisoned twelve months.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-190" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-190" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PERCY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, L</hi> 74). I was present at the trial of the prisoner in 1849—he is the man named in the certificate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When was it you were present at the trial?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Jan., 1849; I have attended a few trials—I have been a policeman ten years—I have been a witness many times since Jan., 1849—I cannot say whether I have been thirty or forty times—I had been a witness a number of times before that—the prisoner and another person were convicted on that occasion for passing bad money—I know the prisoner was one—I took him into custody—I have taken a good many persons into custody since then—after I took the prisoner, I took Carney, who was tried with him, and convicted—I cannot tell the name of the next charge after them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you the officer who took the man who was then charged with uttering a crown-piece?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I went before the Magi
<lb/>strate, and saw him there—he was examined twice—I was present both times—I took him to the police-court—he was tried in this Court—the prisoner is the same man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-191" type="surname" value="SLADDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-191" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SLADDEN</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Oxford Arms, in High-street, Camden-town. On 15th Nov. the prisoner came, between 2 and 3 o'clock, for a pot of beer—he gave me a sixpence—it was bad, and I told him so—he gave me another, and that was bad—I told him of that, and he said he had plenty more—he gave me a third sixpence, and that was bad—I called my roaster—I put the three sixpences on the counter, and the prisoner took them up to his hand—an officer was sent for—I saw him take the three sixpences from the prisoner's hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-192" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL STOKES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 384). On 15th Nov. I went to the Oxford Arms—the prisoner was there—Mr. Sugden had hold of his left arm—I wrenched his band open, and took three sixpences from it—some man in front of the bar gave me another sixpence—he said, "I picked this off the floor"—I searched the prisoner, and found in his right hand three half-crowns, a shilling, and a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—piece, and in his trowsers-pocket 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of coppers—these are the four sixpences—the other money was all good.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe he told you he had changed a sovereign the night, before at the White Lion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he said he took the sovereign for his wages the night before—I have made inquiries, and find he has been at work at the gas-house for a short time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-193" type="surname" value="SUGDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-193" type="given" value="BENJAMIN JAMES"/>BENJAMIN JAMES SUGDEN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Oxford Arms. On the afternoon of 15th Nov. my man called me—I went to the bar, and found the prisoner—my man told me he had been attempting to pass three bad sixpences—I sent for an officer—when the prisoner heard that the officer was coming, he put his left hand up to his mouth, to attempt to swallow the sixpences—I took hold of his wrist, and held his hand from his mouth till the officer came—he opened his hand, and took out three sixpences—I saw one sixpence fall on the floor, right at the prisoner's feet—some man picked it up, and gave it to the officer—the beer that the prisoner had came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he had no occasion to change.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I dare say you have been often out, and had money to pay for what you wanted, but yet have changed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> have done that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-194" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-194" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These four sixpences are all counterfeit—two are from one mould, and two from another.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-22-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-22-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 42.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-22-18511124 t18511124-22-punishment-19"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-196" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-196" type="given" value="AGNES SARAH"/>AGNES SARAH ENTWISTLE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Lawson, who keeps a coffee-house, in High-street, Whitechapel. On 31st Oct., between 8 and 9 o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came and asked for half a pint of coffee—it came to 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling—I gave him 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the shilling into my pocket, where I had two half-crowns, but no other shilling—I am quite certain of that—in about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour afterwards I gave the shilling to Mr. Lawson, and be told me it was bad—in the evening, about a quarter after six, the prisoner came again—he called for half a pint of coffee—it came to 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling—I looked at it particularly, and found it was a bad one—I said nothing to him, but took the shilling to the bar, gave it to Mr. Lawson, and asked him what I had better do—he told me to send for a constable—I kept the second shilling till the constable came—I said the prisoner had given me two bad shillings—the prisoner first said he was not there in the morning—I said he was—he then said he was certain it was a good shilling that he gave me in the morning—I gave the second shilling to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You say I was at the coffee-shop in the morning; it is false; I was in bed.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-197" type="surname" value="LAWSON"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-197" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWSON</persName> </hi>. On 31st Oct. I saw the prisoner at my shop, between 6 and 7 o'clock in the evening—I gave him into custody, in consquence of what the last witness told me—she gave me a bad shilling, which I kept till the officer came, and I gave it him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-198" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-198" type="surname" value="WEBB"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-198" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-Sergeant, H</hi> 42). On 31st Oct. I was sent for to Mr. Lawson's, and the prisoner was given into my custody—Entwistle gave me one shilling, and Mr. Lawson another—the prisoner said he was not there in the morning—the second shilling he said he received from a gentle
<lb/>man for whom he carried a parcel to Islington—I found on him a phial of white mixture; nothing else.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18511124-name-199" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18511124-name-199" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-199" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-name-199" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both counterfeit, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went into the coffee-shop in the evening, and gave</p>
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<p>the woman a shilling; there were two more men in the same box, each of whom gave her a shilling; she had three shillings in her hand; she put them into her pocket; she afterwards pulled out one, and gave it to her master, and he put it into his pocket, and they sent for the officer, and had me taken; I was not there in the morning, I was in bed; I got the shilling in the after
<lb/>noon for carrying a parcel; I work in a garden, and was selling some things; the shilling might be bad in the evening, but I believe it was good.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18511124-23-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18511124-23-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18511124-23-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Nov.</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1851.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Lord Chief Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">CAMPBELL</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">MAULE</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lord Chief Justice Campbell and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also,</hi> a letter, containing a sovereign, 1
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<lb/>training 1 tassel, and 3 orders for the delivery of goods; the property of
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.</hi>)
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<hi rend="italic">the Coroner's Inquisition only, with the wilful murder of her new-born child.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUDDLESTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">For the Prosecution offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18511124-26-offence-1 t18511124-name-205"/>Edwin Earthy</persName>, and discharging at him a loaded pistol, with intent to murder him. Other
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNTS</hi>, varying the intent.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, T</hi> 19). On Wednesday night, 8th Oct., about 8 o'clock, I met police-constable Bailey, at East Acton, in Mid
<lb/>dlesex. In consequence of information that I received of a highway robbery, I was on the look out for the parties that evening—I proceeded with Bailey down a lane, which leads into the Uxbridge-road, from East Acton—when we had got down the lane about two hundred yards, I saw two men standing under the shade of the trees; I went towards them—as I drew near, I could see from the light of the moon that their faces were covered with something black—I instantly seized one of them, which proved to be the prisoner, Round, by the collar with my left hand, and with my right hand I stripped the mask from his face—I said, "Halloo! what are you doing here, with your facet covered?"—at that instant a shot was fired, and I fell down—I could not swear which of the two fired the shot; I supposed it to be the prisoner, Round.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Must it have been fired by one of them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It must have been fired by one of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Upon your falling did you feel anything?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I felt a numbness coming over my leg, all up my left side—I heard a scuffle behind me, and rose on my knees—as I turned my head, I saw fire, as if from the flash of a pistol—I instantly threw myself over the body of what proved to be the prisoner Harris, and seized a pistol which he held in</p>
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<p>his right hand; I was not able for a second or two to wrest it from him—Bailey then drew his staff, and struck Harris across the right hand, which held the pistol—from the blow, he let go with his right hand, and seized it with his left—after that, I got the pistol from him—I never saw Round after the shot was fired until I saw him in custody—I and Bailey then secured Harris; we took him up the lane, and got farther assistance—I then got into an omnibus, and went home—I felt pain from the wound I had received—I have been confined to my bed ever since; I am far from being recovered now—a medical gentleman attended me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Round.</hi> I was not there at the time.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I cannot swear to Round, except from his height.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you able at all to notice his dress?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I thought it was something of a light slop he had on, from the light of the moon; but it was so short a time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you speak merely from his stature, or likewise from his dress?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I speak more from his stature than his dress—when he was taken in custody, he was not dressed as the person had been whom I saw at the time in question,—I thought he had something lighter on than he has now—I have nothing to go by, except his height.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say you stripped off his mask?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did; I saw his features, but not for a sufficient time, under the circumstances, to identify him—I do not speak from his features.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-207" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BAILEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 250.) On Wednesday, 8th Oct. about eight o'clock in the evening—I met Earthy, at East Acton—I went with him down the lane, leading to the Uxbridge-road—it is called East Acton-lane—I had received information of a highway robbery, which induced me to watch—when we had got about 200 yards down the lane, I saw the two prisoners standing by the side of the road, on the pathway, with their faces covered with something black—I saw Earthy go to one of them—he laid hold of him by the collar, and pulled the mask from his face, and said, "What are you doing here, with your faces covered?"—I then observed the flash, and heard the report of a pistol—I am not able to say which of the men fired the pistol—one of them decidedly did—I immediately sprang upon Harris, and threw him to the ground—I was struggling with him on the ground, and sergeant Earthy called to me to mind the pistol; at that very instant, I noticed a pistol in Harris's hand—he had it close to my belly, he pulled the trigger, it flashed, but missed fire—I saw the flash—Earthy then caught hold of the barrel end of the pistol—I drew my staff, and hit Harris across the wrist—and Earthy, wrested the pistol from him—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>ducing it</hi>)—I was not able to see the other roan at all during the struggle, he got away—I am only able to speak to Round from his general height and appearance—Harris was never out of my hands, I took him to the station, we got more assistance at the end of the lane—Earthy went home—when we got Harris to the station at Acton, I searched him, and found on him three new silk handkerchiefs, three bullets, a piece of rough lead, a knife, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, and a canister containing some gunpowder, which I produce—the bullets are not regularly cast, they are pieces of rough lead cut with a knife, and then chewed—these are the bullets which were in the pistol, and these were found in Harris's pocket—they are all made in the same way—I examined the pistol that Earthy wrenched from Harris, it was loaded with powder, and the two bullets I have produced—on the Saturday following, from information I received, I got a bundle from a person of the name of Squires, a barber of New-street, Houndsditch.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Harris. Q.</hi> Do you remember what evidence you gave against me at Hammersmith police court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not swear that you, and you only, shot the sergeant—I said, "To the best of my knowledge,"—I swear that you flashed a pistol at me—that is not false.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-208" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SQUIRES</persName> </hi>. I am a hairdresser, and live at 37, New-street, Hounds
<lb/>ditch—on Thursday night, 9th Oct., the prisoner Round came to my shop about half-past twelve o'clock in the day, to be shaved—I shaved him—previous to his going out, he asked me whether I would allow him to leave a bundle in my shop till the evening—I allowed him to do so—he left the bundle, but never came for it—on the Saturday following I gave that bundle up to Bailey.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-209" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BAILEY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> The bundle that I got from Squires con
<lb/>tained a jacket, waistcoat and trowsers, which I believe Harris has on now for the purpose of his being identified in another case—I opened the bundle at the time I found it on Squires's premises on the Saturday—in the jacket pocket I found a knife, a razor, a flask of powder, a piece of rough lead and two black silk masks—I produce them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-210" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEE</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant of police on the Great Western Railway. On Thursday night, 9th Oct., about half-past 8 o'clock, I took the prisoner Round into custody, at the Paddington terminus, for uttering a medal for a sovereign—I searched him, and found on him this loaded pistol (
<hi rend="italic">producing it</hi>), it had in it a piece of paper, two slugs, or bullets, another piece of paper, and some powder—I gave the pistol to Mr. Collard, and saw him unload it next morning, and take these bullets (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from it—the bullets are not made in a mould, they are similar to the others produced—I also found on Round two sovereigns, a shilling, three halfpence, and some cards—he had put down the medal at the station in payment for a ticket going to Southall station—I believe that is the nearest station to East Acton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there not a station between Southall and the terminus, at Paddington?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There are two stations between Paddington and Southall, Ealing and Han well—I am not myself aware whether the Hanwell station is the nearest to East Acton.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-211" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH COLLARD</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the Great Western Railway police. Lee handed me this pistol on Friday morning, 10th Oct.—I have compared this pistol with the one found on Harris, it exactly corresponds, they appear to be a pair—I recognised it directly I saw it as the fellow to the one I bad seen the day previous, produced by Bailey—I went with Round to the police-court on Friday morning, 10th—I was in t
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—I stopped the
<hi rend="italic">cab,</hi> and told him I had a much more serious charge to prefer against him than that for which he had been detained all night, he must use his own discretion as to whether he said anything or not, if he did it would be my duty to repeat it to the Magistrate—I then said, "I am about to prefer a charge against you of being concerned with a man named Harris, now in custody, with shooting at and wounding a police-sergeant, at Acton, on Wednesday evening last"—he appeared startled, and said, "I? do they say I did it?"—I replied, "That is the charge I have to prefer against you"—he then again said, "And they say I did it?"—he then immediately, or very shortly after, said, "Where is Harris?"—I answered, "Where I expect you will be before the day expires"—he asked, "Is the police-sergeant dead?"—I replied, "No"—I afterwards withdrew the charge from the pistol, and found in it, powder, paper, two bullets, and paper again—I took these two bullets from the pistol, which correspond with the other bullets that were in the pistol that was taken from Harris.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is Southall the nearest station to Acton?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; Ealing is the nearest—Lee is not acquainted with the line—the Ealing station is about four miles from the Southall station—Acton is about half-way between London and Ealing, or rather more perhaps.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 97). On Friday, 10th Oct., when Round was brought to the station, at Hammersmith, I was placed in the cell with him—prior to my going into the cell, the station-sergeant, in my presence, had cautioned him two or three times—he told him that he might answer no questions he put to him as regarded his asking what his name was, and so on, but anything he did say would be taken down against him—he asked me, when in the cell, if the sergeant was dead—I said, "No"—he said it was his own fault his being shot, as it occurred from the constable knocking up his hand, and when it fell, the pistol went off; that he was not aware it was on the full cock, that it must have been low down in the body that the sergeant was shot; that he thought it useless to remain to assist his comrade as his pistol was discharged, as he bad no means of making any defence, although he heard his mate call after him, that he went a short distance and reloaded his pistol (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here stated, that what further passed related to another charge.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">asked the prisoner Round whether he wished the witness to state all that passed, or whether he desired him to stop here; and the prisoner saying he wished him to stop, it was not proceeded with.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Round.</hi> I never said any such thing to him; he kept bothering me in the cell whether it was me that shot the sergeant or not, and I told him no.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not ask him whether it was he that shot the sergeant—he said he did not wish Harris to be accused of firing at the sergeant, that it was he fired the shot, and not Harris—I said, the less he had to say about it the better; he said it made no matter, as he supposed Harris had told it, and he expressed a wish to see Harris before his going to the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Round. Q.</hi> Did you not keep telling me that you had seen things, and try to get me to make a confession?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I did not—I did not promise you some beer—I did not tell you that I had seen
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> doing things, and had passed by them and said nothing to them because I knew them—I did not ask your where you bought the coat you had on, as I wanted to buy one just like it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Round.</hi> And I told you where I bought it, at Mr. Aaron's, in Petticoat-lane.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> That is the clothes—the officer asked me to inquire of him where the clothes were purchased, or what he had done with the old clothes—that was after he had confessed all to me about the robbery of the two gentlemen, as well as the shooting at the sergeant.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who was it that asked you to inquire of him what he had done with the old clothes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Bailey—I asked him that, but he gave no satisfactory answer—he said he was drunk at the time, and he did not know where he had bought the new clothes and left the old, whether it was in Petticoat-lane or Houndsditch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Round.</hi> I told him that Harris would prove I was not there that night, because I left him outside the King's Arms, and went across the fields to Hammersmith, and did not know that the policeman was shot.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I have never beard that said before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-213" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DRUCE</persName> </hi>. I am pot-boy to Mrs. Hands, of the King of Prussia public-house, at South all-green. I know both the prisoners, they lodged at the King of Prussia, and slept in the same room with me—they lodged there upwards of three months—I heard of the sergeant being shot—the prisoners</p>
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<p>left the King of Prussia on the Monday night as this happened on the Wed
<lb/>nesday—I did not see them till they were in custody—I was taking the beer out one day, and saw Round shooting birds in the lane with a pistol—I saw the pistol in his hand—I did not have it in my hand at all—I have seen tap pistols in the possession of Round—I could speak to them again (
<hi rend="italic">looking at the pistols produced</hi>)—if these are not the pistols they are just the same, and the same shape.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-214" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MILTON</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, living at Harefield, Middlesex. On Wednesday, 8th Oct., I was at the King's Arms, Acton Bottom, between 4 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon, and saw the two prisoners there—I had known them before; they came in and had a glass of gin and water between them—I was in the same room—they were there about half an hour—I am sure they are the two men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-215" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DAY</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon at Acton. On Wednesday night, 8th Oct., I was called on to attend sergeant Earthy—I found he was wounded in the left thigh—the wound passed from the front of the thigh inwards—it crossed the large vessels, but did not go deep enough to injure them—had they been injured it would most likely have been fatal; had the main artery been injured he would probably have bled to death before assistance could be pro
<lb/>cured—the bullet passed through the trowsers of the right leg, grazing the right thigh in its posterior part—about ten days afterwards I extracted from the wound a piece of cloth which was a portion of the trowsers that bad been forced in by the ball—he has been under my care from that time to the pre
<lb/>sent—I should hope he would ultimately perfectly recover from the injury—at present he is suffering from various pains, the result of that injury, and he is likely to do so for some little time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harris's Defence.</hi> I have nothing to say.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Round's Defence.</hi> It was not me that was there that night, for I parted with Harris at the King's Arms door, and went across the fields to Hammer
<lb/>smith, and from there I went to Brentford.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIS</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROUND</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DEATH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Recorded.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">There were two other indictments against the prisoners for highway robbery. The Court directed a reward of</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to be paid to the witness Earthy, and</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to the witness Bailey.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1851</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILSON</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOOPER; MR. RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CARDEN</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder, and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18511124-name-220" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE AMOR</persName> </hi>. I am a packing-case maker, and live in Ring-street, Kingsland-road. On Friday, 31st Oct., between 11 and 12 o'clock at night, I was going home along Kingsland-road—a woman spoke to me, and wanted me to treat her with drink—I did not stop with her—she asked me to turn down one or two bye streets, which I refused—we got over the bridge to Dunstone-street—I turned down there, and she followed me, and wanted to pull me about, which I would not allow—I was instantly pulled by a person from behind, not knowing any one was near me, and pulled violently down on my back; and he placed his hand over my mouth the moment I was down—the woman kneeled on my knees, unbuttoned my coat, and tried to get my watch—I felt her try to draw it out of my fob, but I think my fob was twisted, and she could not get it—I struggled bard to get the man's hand from my mouth, which I succeeded in doing, and called "Police!" as loud as I possibly could—the man said to the woman,
<hi rend="italic">"Step it</hi> Emma,
<hi rend="italic">step it!"</hi> I caught hold of the woman's visite, thinking she had my watch—I held her so tightly that she left the whole visite in my hand—the woman got away—the man ran away as hard as he could—I jumped up and ran after the woman—the man held me for an instant or two, till the woman got away, and then he ran in the opposite direction—I jumped up and ran after the woman, and called "Police!" as loud as I could—while this was taking place, I bad not an opportunity of seeing the man—I could not see him at all, he was behind me—I saw the policeman take him, he could not escape, the policeman was coming down the turning—I had him in view the whole of the time from when he left me, till he was brought back—the distance was very short—I never lost sight of him from the time he jumped up—the prisoner is the man—I was sober—I had had part of two glasses of gin and water.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time was this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> little after 11 o'clock—I might have been in company with the woman a quarter of an hour—we walked half a mile together—I met her almost as soon at I entered into Kingsland-road—we walked together till we got to this place—this was a dark place—it was my direct way home—I did not stop with her—we did not walk arm in arm, but side by side—she wanted me to treat her, and to go down two or three turnings, which I would not do—I had not had an opportunity of seeing the man at all who pulled me down—I ran after the woman as soon as I saw that the man could not escape from the policeman—the man held roe for an instant, while the woman got a little distance—I had not seen the policeman before I got up—I heard footsteps running as I laid on