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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHALLIS, MAYOR. SECOND SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Rt. Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOON</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Ald.; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIRE</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY OWEN</hi> </persName> were indicted for
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18521213-85-offence-1 t18521213-name-3"/>John Hall Davis</persName>, by false pretences.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUNTER</hi>.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOON</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Ald.; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<p>86.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOLLETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-5" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WINDER</persName> </hi>. I am an hotel keeper, in the Haymarket; I know the prisoner; he brought me a bill of exchange about the 23rd Oct., and asked me to discount it—I told him I did not do such things, bat I took it into my possession, he owing me an account, and told him if I could pay it away I would give him the difference—he had, at various times, 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which made the difference—I gave him the balance of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. about the 25th; I then told him it was rather irregular, because it was not made payable at a banker's—he said, "Very well, I will make it payable at my mother's banker's," and he did so, at Neville, Reed, and Co.'s—I was applied to by the police sergeant for the bill about the 16th Nov.; this is the bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You keep the Blue Posts?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, the prisoner has been at my house several times—he has dined</p>
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<p>there—I have dined with him about twice at my own house—I never went out with him more than once or twice—I think I saw him at a match at Putney, but I was not with him—I will not be positive whether on the day this bill was given he and some friends dined at my house—it was about that time—the bill was given me about 3 o'clock in the afternoon—these parties usually dined about half past 6 o'clock—I swear this bill was not given me after that—I did not ask him for the price of the dinner—I never asked him for his account till the time he gave me the bill—he said that Neville, Reed, and Co. were his mother's bankers—he rode to my door on 12th Nov., and I told him the acceptance would come due in a few days—he said, "I wish you would write to my mother; she is not in the habit of accepting bills; she knows nothing about it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-6" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HOLMES</persName> </hi>. The prisoner is my son. The signature to this bill is not mine—my son had no authority to accept bills in my name—he once drew a bill upon me, in the West Indies—he has not had authority to accept a bill on my behalf since then—that is two years ago; he then accepted the bill in my name, and I paid it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examine. Q.</hi> You did not give him any specific authority to accept this bill?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he has recently come from sea; he has been in the East India Company's service; he came home chief mate of a vessel.</p>
<p>----
<hi rend="smallCaps">SLEIGH</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant</hi>, 7
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). I applied to the prosecutor for this bill—(
<hi rend="italic">the bill being read was dated 18th Oct.</hi>, 1852,
<hi rend="italic">for</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Accepted Mary Ann Holmes</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of uttering.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>87.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD HOLMES</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-87-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
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<p>88.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-88-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 30.—
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<p>89.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18521213-89-offence-1 t18521213-name-10"/>Anne Goodwin</persName>, in her dwelling-house: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-89-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 21.—
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<p>90.
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<interp inst="t18521213-90-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 19.—
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<p>91.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18521213-91-offence-1 t18521213-name-16"/>Henrietta Bruck</persName>: to which</rs> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-91-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-91-18521213 t18521213-91-punishment-5"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-17" type="given" value="HENRIETTA"/>HENRIETTA BRUCK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Louis Henry Bruck. On 25th Nov. I was in Bishopsgate-street, between 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon—I had a purse in my pocket, containing 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—there was a sovereign, and half a crown, and a shilling, and two small keys, and two little memo
<lb/>randums—I know my purse was safe five minutes before—I saw the prisoner M'Carthy take my purse—I saw it go out of my pocket, and he put it into his pocket—he was next to me, and Hawkins was behind him—M'Carthy went and spoke to Hawkins, and he handed him something, and then Hawkins walked off—the policeman came, and said, "What is the</p>
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<p>matter?"—I said M'Carthy had taken my purse—he said, "You keep him," and he ran after Hawkins, and took him, and brought him back—he then took M'Carthy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">M'Carthy. Q.</hi> Did you not put your hand into my pocket, and then say you was very sorry you accused me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said I was very sorry to have to accuse you of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-18" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-18" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-18" type="surname" value="FERRETT"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-18" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FERRETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-police, constable</hi>, 624). I came up to this lady, and she said she was robbed—she pointed to M'Carthy as one, and said the other was gone that way—I went after Hawkins, and took him—I found this purse in his pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. BRUCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is my purse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">M'Carthy's Defence.</hi> She said, "You have got my purse;" I said, "No;" she put her hand into my pocket, and said she was very sorry she had accused me; the policeman came up, and said, "What is the matter?" she pointed the other prisoner out, and the policeman said to a gentleman, "Hold this one?" and he went and took the other prisoner and brought him back, and then he took me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">M'CARTHY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18521213-91-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-91-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-91-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.** Aged 17.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18521213-91-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="transport"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-91-18521213 t18521213-91-punishment-6"/>Transported for Seven Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18521213-92" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18521213"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-92" type="date" value="18521213"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18521213-92-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-92-18521213 t18521213-92-offence-1 t18521213-92-verdict-1"/>
<p>92.
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<interp inst="def1-92-18521213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-92-18521213" type="age" value="16"/>
<interp inst="def1-92-18521213" type="surname" value="HIGGINS"/>
<interp inst="def1-92-18521213" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HIGGINS</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18521213-92-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-92-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-92-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of
<persName id="t18521213-name-20" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-20" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-20" type="surname" value="MASSIE"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-20" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18521213-92-offence-1 t18521213-name-20"/>Alexander Massie</persName>, and stealing his goods: to which be pleaded</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18521213-92-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-92-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-92-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 16.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18521213-92-punishment-7" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-92-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="transport"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-92-18521213 t18521213-92-punishment-7"/>Transported for Seven Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18521213-93" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18521213"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-93" type="date" value="18521213"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18521213-93-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-93-18521213 t18521213-93-offence-1 t18521213-93-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18521213-93-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-93-18521213 t18521213-93-offence-1 t18521213-93-verdict-2"/>
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<p>93.
<hi rend="largeCaps">
<persName id="def1-93-18521213" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-93-18521213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-93-18521213" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def1-93-18521213" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="def1-93-18521213" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLARK</persName>,
<persName id="def2-93-18521213" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-93-18521213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-93-18521213" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def2-93-18521213" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="def2-93-18521213" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/> WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi>, and
<persName id="def3-93-18521213" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-93-18521213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-93-18521213" type="age" value="19"/>
<interp inst="def3-93-18521213" type="surname" value="BARRETT"/>
<interp inst="def3-93-18521213" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BARRETT</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18521213-93-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-93-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-93-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of
<persName id="t18521213-name-24" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-24" type="surname" value="VICKERS"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-24" type="given" value="DODDS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18521213-93-offence-1 t18521213-name-24"/>Dodds Vickers</persName>, and stealing 9 spoons, and other goods, value 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-25" type="surname" value="GLENISTER"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-25" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GLENISTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, D</hi> 3). On the morning of 26th Nov., about a quarter before 4 o'clock, I was in Bays water-road, in plain clothes, in company with Hawtrey—I saw the three prisoners coming this way from Bayswater—I got the assistance of another officer, and stopped the prisoners—I took Clark, I asked him where he had been to; he said, "No-where"—I told him I was a police officer, and I should take him into custody—I saw him throw from his coat pocket this packet of knives and forks—they were picked up by Williams, in my presence—when I said I should take Clark and the other to the station, they resisted violently; especially Clark—I took him to the station, and found in his pockets a silver bodkin case, a piece of cheese, and a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, and I took from him a pair of trowsers that he had on over his own—I found on him one knife, the property of the prose
<lb/>cutor, and three others—as I was taking him to the station he said he was
<hi rend="italic">nailed to rights</hi>, and he would go quietly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. PRENDERGAST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Clark offer resistance after you said you were a constable?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he did, and tried to get away—the other officer was in plain clothes—I was in Bayswater-road, near the Crown, at the commencement of Kensington-gardens—I saw Clark throw down some knives—they were wrapped in a piece of brown paper—he was carrying them in his pocket behind—this is the paper—I and Hawtrey were alone, and I got the assistance of Dunliff and Williams—they came two or three minutes afterwards, they joined us in St. George's-terrace—Williams was behind, he came up when I sprung my rattle—Clark threw this parcel away almost directly I stopped him, and he began to struggle—no doubt the other officer saw this parcel thrown away—I saw Williams take it up, he assisted us in taking the prisoners—Dunliff took the prisoner Jones—Clark</p>
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<p>was in front—he was not more than two yards from the other men—I have found such a thing as this on housebreakers—I never saw carpenters have such a tool—I know some locksmiths, but I do not know the trade—when Clark said he was
<hi rend="italic">nailed to rights</hi> it was in Connaught-square, on the road to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones. Q.</hi> Did I resist you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, you did; but you resisted less than the others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you first saw the prisoners they were together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How often have you seen such a thing as this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Once.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-26" type="surname" value="HAWTREY"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-26" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAWTREY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, A</hi> 373). On 26th Nov., at a quarter before 4 o'clock in the morning, I was with the last witness—I was in plain clothes—I saw the prisoners before they were taken—some persons came to our assistance—I took the prisoner Jones—when I took him he gave me a portion of the property he had on him—after some resistance, he said he would go quietly—he gave me two table cloths; he took one from the front of him and one from behind him, under his coat—when we reached the station I searched him, and found on him six tea spoons, three egg spoons, and two table spoons, a pair of sugar tongs, and a thimble, all silver—they were in the breast pocket of his coat—he said they had found them at the bottom of Notting-hill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones.</hi> Did not I give you the spoons in a doorway?—and after I got to the station I gave you the thimble out of my pocket.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He attempted to put his hand in his pocket—I took it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. PRENDERGAST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were in plain clothes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; when we met the prisoners they were near the Swan in the Bays-water-road—I know Kensington-garden gates—I was in company with Glenister—Williams joined us after we first took the prisoners in custody, which was on St. George's-terrace—I should think 300 yards from Stanhope-street—I should think it took me under ten minutes to go to Connanght-square—I know where the Crown is, it is nearer London than the Swan—I had a dark coat on, and a black hat—Glenister had a hat and a dark coat—I saw Clark taken in custody—he made resistance—Williams came up just at the moment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did you take from Jones in the station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A thimble and two small spoons—the others I took from him before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-27" type="surname" value="DUNCLIFF"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-27" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DUNCLIFF</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, D</hi> 133). I was in company with the two last witnesses on the morning of 26th Nov.—I apprehended the prisoner Barrett—I asked him what he had in his bosom—he said, "Nothing"—I placed my hand on his right breast, and drew this life preserver out of his bosom—it is what they term a gutta percha life preserver—he resisted, and we went off the pavement into the road—but I kept hold of him—other assistance having arrived, he said he would go quietly—as we were going along the Edgware-road, I saw these knives and forks standing out of his pocket—I told him to take them out—he took them out, and gave them to me—at the station he drew these two flannel jackets from under his clothes—I found these six buttons in his waistcoat pocket—on the way to the station he said he found the knives in a doorway—I saw Clark in custody, and he resisted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you find these buttons in the piper as they are now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. PRENDERGAST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In</p>
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<p>the enclosure in Hyde-park-gardens—I do not know how far that is from the middle gate of Kensington-gardens—I know the Crown—it is perhaps thirty yards from the Swan—there is a small gate opposite the Swan, and another opposite the Crown—there is a gate called the Victoria-gate—the Crown is about 150 yards from Porchester-terrace.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-28" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, D</hi> 141). On 26th Nov., about a quarter before 4 o'clock, I was in Bays water-road—I heard a rattle—in consequence of that I ran in the direction of the rattle, and found the three prisoners in custody of the last three constables—I saw these six knives and forks lyin down amongst the prisoners—Barrett was in custody of the last witness—he was struggling to get away—I assisted to take him and the others to the station—this is the paper; it was some distance from the knives and forks—it was lying on the ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. PRENDERGAST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you find them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Bayswater-road, near St. George's-terrace—the Crown is 300 or 400 yards from St. George's-terrace, and about sixty yards from the Swan.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-29" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-29" type="surname" value="VICKER"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-29" type="given" value="DODDS"/>DODDS VICKER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Cross Keys, in St. Peter's-place, Hammer
<lb/>smith. On the Thursday night, 25th Nov., I was the last person up in my house; I went to bed at 11 o'clock—I went round the house, and looked at the fastenings, after I turned the gas off—the doors and windows were fastened—about 3 o'clock in the morning I was knocked up, and on going down I found the wash-house door forced open, and the kitchen door, leading from the wash-house; the post was cut away, and the chain and plate wrenched off—the bolt of the washhouse door was bent back—I am quite certain those doors were fast when I went to bed—I found the closet doors and the drawers in the kitchen were open, and a quantity of papers and other things about the floor—the floor was all in confusion—my wife's work box and other things had been taken out of the closet, and thrown down on the floor—I missed silver spoons, knives and forks, and various other things—these knives and forks which were in the paper thrown away by Clark are mine—I can only identify them by the name on them; they are the same as we have some of at home—these tongs and spoons found on Jones are mine—those with the mark on I can swear to—the others I believe are mine—this piece of cheese I believe is mine—I believe this pair of trowsers are my son's—I lost a pair similar to these—they were on the table in the kitchen—I believe these knives and forks found on Barrett to be mine—there is no mark on them—these flannel waistcoats I believe to be mine, because of this small piece hanging to it—this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> is not mine, nor this life preserver—these articles which I say are mine, and which I believe to be mine, were in the kitchen the night before, when I went to bed—the knives and forks were in the drawer—the spoons were in the closet—I suppose the value of the property altogether is about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I had seen the prisoner Barrett at my house before the robbery; he went by the name of
<hi rend="italic">Twopenny</hi>; he was in the West Middlesex Militia; he was quartered there for twenty-one days—his conduct was good.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. PRENDERGAST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> These knives and forks in the brown paper you only know by the maker's name?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We have some similar at home—I sometimes open the kitchen drawers—these knives and forks were put away some days before, by my wife—I did not put away the things in my wife's work box, but I saw my wife sit at work—here is the name on this bodkin case—I saw these trowsers of my son's lie on the table; my son is not here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say these flannel shirts are</p>
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<p>yours?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, my wife was making them the same evening—here is a little piece torn—there is nothing else about them to enable me to pledge my oath that they are mine—I believe them to be mine—I can only go by that mark—I have no means to enable me to swear to these knives and forks found on Barrett—I think they are mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you believe you have used these two knives?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe I have used them frequently—I only use them occasionally.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You believe this flannel to be yours?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the night before this happened my wife was making up flannel waistcoats for me—the house is my dwelling house, and is in the parish of Hammersmith—we told the policeman of this rent before he brought the flannel waistcoats—these spoons, tongs, and bodkin case are marked—they are my property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. PRENDERGAST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you tell the value of these knives and forks?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I cannot—I think they are worth 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. A piece—I do not know the value of these trowsers, or of the bodkin case.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you buy the silver?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it was my wife's before her marriage—Barrett was with me when the militia was called out—the latter end of Oct., and beginning of Nov.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-30" type="surname" value="SEARLE"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SEARLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 69). On the morning of 26th Nov. about ten minutes past 3 o'clock, I was at the Cross Keys; I discovered that the gates had been opened, leading to the back of the house—they bolt on the inside (I had noticed the premises at near 12 o'clock)—I went to the rear of the house; I found one door Jeading to the yard was open, another door, leading from the yard to the back kitchen, had been forced open—the bolt had been forced from the door—I then examined the door, leading from the kitchen to the back kitchen—the woodwork of the frame had been cut away, and a plate which secured the door on the kitchen side, and the chain, had been forced off—I saw two large boxes on the kitchen floor, and the floor was all strewed about—the drawers of the table and some knives and forks, and the remainder of the things, were lying about—I proceeded to the front of the house, and called the landlord.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. PRENDERGAST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why did you go to the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had a suspicion that all was not right, because I saw two men running in that direction—when I got there the gates were pulled close to, but not fastened in any way—there are two doors leading to the back kitchen, one from the yard, and one from the garden—before I got to the door of the back kitchen, the wind opened it about a foot—I got into the washhouse without going into the air—there is not a room over it—there was more than two inches of the woodwork cut away of the door, which leads from the kitchen to the washhouse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-31" type="surname" value="LAGGS"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-31" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LAGGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 168). On Friday morning the 26th of Nov., I was near Hammersmith Waterworks, about 1 o'clock, that is about 350 yards from the Cross Keys—I saw the three prisoners loitering about in front of the Old Ship—I saw them for about half a minute before they saw me; they then went in the direction of the house that was broken into.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. PRENDERGAST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When were you spoken to about this first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the Friday, about 3 o'clock in the day, Sergeant Hancock told me there were three prisoners taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you see the three prisoners again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At Marylebone police court—one of them was in one cell, and two in another; Barrett and Clark were in one cell—I was taken to see them, and told they were the men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-32" type="surname" value="GLENISTER"/>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined. Q.</hi> Did you go to the prosecutor's</p>
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<p>premises?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did, on the 26th Nov.; I found the back door had been forced open, and a door leading from the washhouse—I applied this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> that I found on Clark to the marks on the door, and it corresponded with them—I found footmarks in the garden.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Charles Robertson, a carman, and Maria Barrett the prisoner's sister-in-law, gave Barrett a good character. Sarah Cusher, and John Bevan, and Sarah Bevan, the father and mother of Jones, (whose real name they stated to be William Bevan), gave him a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARK</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-93-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-93-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 18.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BARRETT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18521213-93-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-93-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-93-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 19.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-93-18521213 t18521213-93-punishment-8"/>Transported for Seven Years</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHREY</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart, Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBT. WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Ald.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18521213-96-offence-1 t18521213-name-39"/>Timothy Harty</persName>, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-40" type="surname" value="HARTY"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-40" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARTY</persName> </hi>. I worked at Temple Fortune-farm at the time I went before the Magistrate; it is between Hampstead and Hendon—I know the prisoner, he worked on that farm for about three weeks; we slept in a loft in the cow shed—I have a brother named Timothy, he worked there also—on 19th Sept. about 12 o'clock, seven or nine men were in the cow shed—we sat down near the milk pails together—there was some irritable language used by some of the men, upon which the prisoner stood up and made use of an expression that I cannot remember—I said to the prisoner, "Do not interfere, my boy, we are all friends"—after the words had terminated and I was going to bed I called my brother to me—the parties were standing by the milk pails, and I saw the prisoner strike my brother on the back part of the neck with a reaping hook—it was candlelight—after he had struck my brother, he ran in the direction in which I was, to get into the cow shed; I laid hold of him, and said, "You have struck my brother;" he made no answer—I should say he was not drunk, he had had some drink—I then saw my brother kneel down on one knee, and say he was murdered—I called a man named Bird from the cow-shed to hold the prisoner while I went to my brother; I sent for a doctor, who ordered my brother to the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you all been drinking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say; I had, and so had my brother—there was only one candle; at one time it was laid on the shelf where the milk pails rest, and at other times it was taken round by some of the women—the irritable language had gone on ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—the prisoner might be kneeling on</p>
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<p>one of the pails—I did not see the hook till my brother got the wound—I did not see my brother go towards the prisoner and kick him in the private parts—I was four or five yards off at the time he received the blow—no per
<lb/>sons were between me and them—my brother was close to the prisoner at the time the wound was given—the words arose through a man named Hannin, who was more in liquor than the rest, striking the beer and spilling some of it; and one of the men said, "You shall not spill the beer," or something to that effect—the beer belonged to the parties, they had half a gallon of beer, and paid equally—I have known the prisoner three weeks; I did not know him in Ireland—I came from Waterford, and he tells me he belongs to the province of Connaught.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You challenged the prisoner with having struck your brother and he said nothing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he did not say he did it in his own defence—there was no cursing or swearing about spilling the beer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-41" type="surname" value="HARE"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 78.) About a quarter to 12 o'clock, on 20th Sept., I was at Lower North-end, Hampstead, and heard somebody running on the path; I stood still till the person came up; I then stepped into the road, and turned my light on him; it was the prisoner; he had no coat or hat on—he said, "Policeman! I give myself up to you"—I asked him what he had done; he said he had cut a man in the neck with a reaping hook, and began crying—he said he had done it to protect his own life—I saw spots of blood on his shirt—I took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was not what he said, if he had not struck the man in his own defence, he should have been murdered?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he said it was to protect his own life—he did not use the word "murdered" that I recollect.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In your deposition you say, "He said he should be mur
<lb/>dered?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Well, he was crying very much; I could scarcely understand what he did say; when he saw me he commenced crying—I am sure he said he did it to protect his own life.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-42" type="surname" value="WALTON"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-42" type="given" value="NANTON"/>NANTON WALTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 232). I was on duty near Temple Fortune farm, about 1 o'clock on this morning, and heard loudish talk in the cow shed—I went there and found a man bleeding very much; he was taken to the hospital—I found this reaping hook (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); there is blood and some small hair on the front of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-43" type="given" value="TIMOTHY"/>TIMOTHY HARTY</persName> </hi> I live at 147, Rosemary-lane—last Sept. I worked three weeks at Temple Fortune farm, and slept in a loft in the cow shed—my brother Thomas worked there also and the prisoner—the prisoner slept in the same loft as I did on this night—I had been to a beer shop before I went to the shed; the prisoner was there with me, and a smith—the prisoner wanted to get into a row with the smith; I wanted to prevent it—we had some drink there—we all went home together from the beer shop, and had a little more beer—I do not know whether we began with one gallon or two—there was a milkman among the party; he was a little noisy; he would have had a difference with somebody if he could have got anybody to differ with him—the milk cans were in the shed; I had not quarrelled with the pri
<lb/>soner that night—a lot of them were going to and fro in the shed, and the milkman was among them; I was standing looking on—I had not affronted him, he came and irritated me; but whether I hit him, I cannot say—I can
<lb/>not recollect his words, but I can swear I would not have raised my hand or my leg if he had not irritated me; but whether I touched him or not I can
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<p>to bed, and some were smoking their pipes—the prisoner did not in my hear
<lb/>ing complain that I had done him any injury, or kicked him in the private parts—about five or seven minutes after my raising my foot I was in the act of turning to get into the barn, and the prisoner gave me a stroke in the neck with a book—he said nothing when he struck me—I called out to my brother, who was close by—I picked up the hook and examined it—I had no handkerchief round my neck, and no jacket on—I was taken to the Hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This happened in the cow shed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In the milk shed—there were a lot of men and women there, fourteen or fifteen I should think—the candle was in the barn which is attached to the milk shed—the milkman has a place over the barn, and the candle in his window cast a light into the barn—I do not know whether my foot touched the prisoner or not—I was not drunk; I had taken a little drop of beer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you strike him any blow on the head?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never; I gave him no provocation more than I have stated—I did not try to make him fight with me; on the contrary, I counselled him—I only kicked at him, for the use of some nasty language against me when I was advising him not to interfere—I did not see him put his bands to any part of his person—I was in the Hospital eleven weeks, up to Tuesday last; I am not able to work yet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY REEVE</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital. Timothy Harty was brought there early on 20th Sept.; he bad an incised wound on the neck five inches long, and an inch and a half deep, extending from behind to a little below the ear—it was a very severe wound, and was dangerous; his clothes were saturated with blood—several of the principal muscles and one or two arteries were wounded; he was much exhausted—I think the injury will partially impede the action of bis neck, as it has caused a contraction of the muscles, and they are not elastic as they origi
<lb/>nally were—he remained in a precarious state two or three weeks—the instru
<lb/>ment went to the bone—this reaping hook would be likely to produce such an injury—I saw blood and hair on it at the police court—the man was sober when he was brought to the Hospital; that might be the effect of the wound—I saw him first between 2 and 3 o'clock—the wound is perfectly healed, but he is in a state of considerable debility, and must be for some time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully Wounding.</hi> </rs> Aged 19.—
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<p>97.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-48" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-48" type="surname" value="WAY"/>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and a handkerchief, and I had a purse in my bosom with 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was in half of a handkerchief; I put it there to give my mother, for the keep of my child—I took it out of the purse, tied it in the handkerchief, and put it in the basket, while I was at the public house; the prisoner saw me do that—I left the public house</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the was very hard up—when I left Mrs. Mullins, in Princes-street, she went one way and I the other—I came back the same way, and went towards my home—I wanted to get rid of the prisoner—* I live at No. 7, Broadley-terrace, Alpha-road—I did not go with Mr. and Mrs. Mullins more than ten or twelve yards; I was not five yards from the public house when the prisoner asked me for the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Mr. and Mrs. Mullins were on before me, and I went after them—the prisoner followed me, and asked me to give him 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., to take him home—I said if I knew him to be hard up, or out of work, I would give it him, at the same time I said, "Don't follow me, or I will give you in charge of a policeman"—I had then got about ten yards from the public house; he continued following me up Milner's-mews, and as I came to Harlington-street he snatched my basket from my arm—Milner's-mews comes out into Harlington-street, leading into New Church-street—he pulled the basket out of my hand, broke the handle, and took the money and handkerchief out—I called out for a policeman, and he knocked me down—I called police before the money or basket was taken at all—I wanted to get rid of him, he was following me—he took the money out of the basket, knocked me down, left the basket by my side, and ran away—when he took the basket, before he knocked me down, he said, "I am b—d if I don't have the money, and all"—he struck me in the left breast when he knocked me down—I remained down about 10 minutes—I was not sensible—when I came to myself I found myself at a doctor's shop; I found my basket there, but the money was gone—this is the basket (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw the prisoner running away before I fell to the ground—two or three persons picked me up, and asked me to go to a doctor's shop—I went with them, and stopped about a quarter of an hour—I was sensible then—the policemen came round, and I gave information to them and described the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You did not know the prisoner before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I never saw him before that day—this was at the Wheat
<lb/>sheaf—I did say it was at the White Lion, but I made a mistake—there is one public house called the Wheatsheaf, and another the White Lion—I had not been in both those houses that day—I am not in the habit of frequenting either of them—I went to the Wheatsheaf on this day with my friends; they asked me—Mrs. Andrews, the prisoner's wife, was not there—there was no other female in the house but me and Mrs. Mullins—I do not know whether the prisoner's wife was there; I do not know that he has got a wife—I have never said that Mrs. Andrews was there—I had nothing but porter; I am not in the habit of drinking anything else—I swear I did not have any brandy; there might have been a pint of ale, but I am not sure—I swear I had no brandy there that day, and the man at the house can prove it—my husband lives in barracks—I got this 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on my husband's property—he did not give it me, but I raised it on his property, which I pledged—I did not raise it all on that day—I believe I pledged some things at Mr. Boyce's, Lisson-grove, and some in Chapel-street—I have not the tickets here—I have redeemed some of the things since—I had 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. that morning, not a sovereign—I had not changed a sovereign anywhere—I never said so—I do not know Henry Burdon (
<hi rend="italic">he was here called in</hi>)—I did not say in his hearing, on that day after the transaction, that I had changed a sovereign; I said I had a sovereign in silver, but not in gold—I did not say I had changed a sovereign—it was immediately after I left Mr. and Mrs. Mullins that the prisoner</p>
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<p>took the basket from my arm—I told him he had no business to follow me, I was a married woman, and did not want him—I did not ask him to go home with me—I should have a gentleman if I have any, and not a man like that; I never ask gentlemen to go home with me—I was not brought up to that; that does not come to my turn yet—the prisoner did not desire me to go away from him—(
<hi rend="italic">Emily Abbott called in</hi>) I have seen her—I say again, the prisoner did not tell me to go away—he ordered me to go away, when he took my money—when he saw the people coming, he said "Go away"—he did not ask me to go away; he never desired it—I told him to go away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I thought you said he said, "Go away?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When we came round Milner-mews, I said to the prisoner, "You go away"—he said, "You go away," and he would not go away—I did not want the man following me—I did not strike him at all—I swear that—I swear I did not strike him, after he struck me—I did not call out at the time he took the money; I could not call out; but before he attempted to take the money I called out for the police, but he would not go away from me; I screeched out pretty loud—this is the first time I have been in this Court—I have never been in a police office, except on this occasion—if I have been under charge, I have suffered the laws of my country for it—I have been in custody—it was on a charge of stealing—I did not rob a man; he could not prove it, and therefore he did not come forward—I was in custody for stealing money, but I did not steal it—it was in July last—it was not stealing from a gentleman; it was from an omnibus driver.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the result of that charge—were you examined before a Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I was—I was tried at West
<lb/>minster Sessions, and acquitted—I was never in custody on any other occasion—I had got the 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by pledging my husband's property—I pledged some at Mr. Boyce's, and some at Mr. Reeves', in Chapel-street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What were the goods you pledged?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A scarf shawl for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., a gown for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and two rings for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I call those my husband's property; he paid the money for them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-49" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-49" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WALKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, D</hi> 5). I apprehended the prisoner on 15th Nov., about half past 6 o'clock in the evening, at the White Lion—I said to him, "I want you"—he said, "I know what it is for"—he came outside the door, and I said, "It is for a robbery, for knocking down a woman, in or near Princes-street, and stealing 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said, "That is wrong about the money; I merely gave her a push, and put her on her back"—I took him to the station, and fetched the woman—I bad seen the woman before I apprehended the prisoner—that was about a quarter or twenty minutes past 5—she was quite sober at that time—she was just inside the door of the Wheatsheaf public house, in the Edgware-road, crying, and com
<lb/>plaining of the robbery, and describing the man—it was in consequence of the description she gave of him that I apprehended the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You searched him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did, and found three halfpence—it was about an hour and a half after the robbery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-50" type="surname" value="STACEY"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-50" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY STACEY</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 4, Church-street, Portman-market. On the evening of 15th Nov. I was at the Wheatsheaf, and saw Mrs. Way there, and the prisoner—about 5 o'clock, or a little before, I saw Mrs. Way, and a young man and woman with her go out, and the prisoner also—they went out all together—after they went out, I saw the prisoner knock the woman down in the road, and run away—that was in Harlington-street—I went out shortly after them—I was about as far from them when he knocked her down as the</p>
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<p>length of this Court—I saw that she had a basket in the Wheatsheaf, but I did not see it afterwards—there were a great many persons about at the time, but I did not stop there—a crowd collected and I went away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you near enough to hear what passed between the prisoner and the woman when this took place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was not; I did not take notice of what was going on—I did not observe any quarrelling—I merely saw the woman fall and the prisoner run away—I saw them in the Wheatsheaf drinking together—they seemed all very jolly and comfortable together, the prisoner was smoking—I did not see any dancing—it was some time after the prisoner and prosecutrix left the Wheatsheaf before I left, some where about half or three quarters of an hour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What, half or three quarters of an hour after they went out before you went?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> And you did not see this occurrence in the street until you had left the Wheatsheaf?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; this did not take place till they had left the Wheatsheaf for three quarters of an hour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you been at the Wheatsheaf this morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I was in the same room with them at the Wheatsheaf—I remained in the same room for the three quarters of an hour after they went out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see any money in the possession of the prosecutrix in the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not; I did not see her put it into her handkerchief—I was in the tap room—that was the same room where they were sitting—I was smoking my pipe, I was not drinking, they were there before me—I do not know the prosecutrix, I know the prisoner; I cannot say exactly what he is—I am in the habit of going to the Wheatsheaf.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-51" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-51" type="surname" value="CHATFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-51" type="given" value="PHOEBE"/>PHCEBE CHATFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am married and keep a stall outside my door, No. 2, Harlington-street. On 15th Nov. I was standing at my door about 5 o'clock, or a little after, and saw a man knock a woman down just oppo
<lb/>site—I cannot say the man was the prisoner, and I never saw the woman before—I know her now by seeing her in Court; it was Mrs. Way—they came out of Milner's-mews, and in the middle of the road she was knocked down backwards—I was about as far off from the prisoner as I am now—I went to her—I saw a basket, when I went to her, as she was lying down; I had not seen it before—when the man had knocked the woman down, he passed by me as I stood at the door, but I could not see who the man was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you seen them talking together before the woman was knocked down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the first I saw was the man knock her down—I did not hear her call out police, I had been standing at my door for some time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-52" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-52" type="surname" value="ABBOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-52" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY ABBOTT</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 25, Carlisle-place, Maida-hill, I know Mrs. Way—I knew her before this. On 15th Nov., I was coming down Rich
<lb/>mond-street, and saw Mrs. Way have hold of the prisoner in Harlington-street—I was coming through the mews, which was into Harlington-street—I was about two or three yards from her when I first saw her, I heard the prisoner tell her to get away—she said she should not—he then hit her, and said, "Take that you b—r"—there were not many people about when I first saw them—the first thing I saw was two or three persons running down the mews towards the prisoner and Mrs. Way—I went to see what was the matter, and when I got through the mews I saw Mrs. Way having hold of the prisoner—it was not above two or three minutes after she had hold of him, before she was knocked down—there was only just time for him to tell her to get away, and she said she should not, and he said take that you b—r; she was picked up—I called her by name, and she could not answer</p>
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<p>me—she appeared insensible—I saw the basket while she was on the ground lying by her side.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far did this occur from the Wheatsheaf?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not very far; I cannot say the distance—it would not take me five minutes to walk it, it might take me three minutes—this took place in Harlington-street; the Wheatsheaf is in the Edgware-road—I think it was a little after 5 o'clock when I saw this, because it was about 5 o'clock when I left home, and I had to meet a young girl at 6 o'clock—I looked at the clock when I left home—Mrs. Way had a little purse in her hand at the time she was knocked down—I saw it in her hand when she was picked up—I did not see any money—I believe the lid of the basket was a little way open—the purse was like a pocket book; one of these new-fashioned purses—I did not see any hand
<lb/>kerchief—I had come from my home very quickly—I did not hear any call of police, as I came along.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-53" type="surname" value="BURDON"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-53" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BURDON</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 3, Portman-place, Edgware-road. On 15th Nov. I was near Milner's-mews, between half past 4 and 5 o'clock, and saw a man and woman come through Milner's-mews—when the man got up to Harlington-street he hit the woman, and then the woman hit the man again, and then the man put his foot between the woman's legs, and threw her down on her back—I did not see any blow given.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I thought you said that the man struck her, and that she struck him again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; that was in Harlington-street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You saw the woman go down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I saw her fall down—there was no blow struck then, before she fell—the blow was struck not two minutes before—it was in a different spot from where the blow was struck that she fell down, further off than I am from you—those were the only blows that I saw struck.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the first thing you saw? I saw them coming from the mews, and they were quarrelling together—I thought there was something the matter, and I followed them out of the mews to see what was the matter—I was washing some harness, and followed them out of the mews into Harlington-street—I then saw the man hit the woman, and try to get away, and then the woman hit the man again, and then the man threw her down—that all occurred at the same time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see any basket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I first saw the basket after she was picked up—she was in Harlington-street then—it was on her arm, close to where she was knocked down—she was taken from the road on to the pavement—it was on her wrist when she was picked up—I do not know the prisoner; there were not a great many people about at that time; very few at first, but they soon gathered round—I saw the basket on her arm, when she was taken on to the pavement—that was the first time I had seen the basket—she was thrown down in the middle of the road—she was taken from the road to the pavement, and when she got on the pavement I saw the basket on her wrist—as soon as the prisoner had thrown her down he ran away, up Church-street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You heard quarrelling going on, before you saw the woman thrown down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; for about two or three minutes—I was close to them; they passed by me as I was washing the harness—the basket had two handles to it—it was just on her wrist—when she came to her senses I heard her say she had been into a public house, and changed a sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did she say when she had changed it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No;</p>
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<p>she said she had been to a public house, and changed a sovereign—she did not say anything about any loss—yes, I think she said she had lost 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say she said she had been to a public house, and changed a sovereign—are you able to speak quite positively to the words she used?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; she did not say she had a sovereign in silver—I am quite sure she said she had changed a sovereign; I cannot be mistaken about it—she also said she had lost 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—she did not say who had taken it, she said she had lost it—I am sure she said nothing about its being taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-98-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>,* Aged 16.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18521213-99-offence-1 t18521213-name-57"/>William Wheeler</persName>, and stealing 25 towels, and other articles, value 2
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-58" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BUXTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, A</hi> 405). About 5 o'clock in the morning of 28th Nov., I was on duty at King's-cross, and saw the prisoner—he had this basket, containing some bottles of Champagne, and twenty-five towels tied up, and five tablecloths—I stopped him, and asked him where he brought them from—he said from the Mitre public house, Holloway, and he had started from there at three o'clock—I said, "You have been a long time coming from there"—he said he was going to Notting-hill with them, and had to be there at 5 o'clock; it was striking five just as I was talking to him—I was not satisfied and took him into custody, and took him to the station—as we came along a young gentleman passed, and the prisoner said, "That is one of them that was in company with me when I did it," but he had got quite out of sight at the time he said it—I am sure of the words be used, he said "He was one that was along with me when I did it"—I found on him twenty-two farthings, and a piece of wax candle (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I told the policeman that I had them given to me by two men to carry, and they told me if I was stopped to tell the policeman I was going to Notting-hill with them, and that I came from Holloway.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He said that after we got to the station—he looked back after the person had passed some little way—I said to him, "I think you know him, don't you?"—he said, "Yes; that is one of the men that was concerned in the robbery with me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not say anything of the sort; I said it was one of the men that gave me the bundle to carry.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure he did not say that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WHEELER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Queen's Arms, in the Caledonian-road. On 28th Nov. I went to bed about 1 o'clock—I was the last person up in the house; I locked up the house all safe—I was called up by the police, somewhere about 8 o'clock in the morning—I was the first person that went down stairs—I found the bar had been completely ransacked, all the drawers and tills were taken out—the front door was left open, and the window where the party got in was closed again; they had got in through the fanlight over the door; that was large enough for the prisoner to get through—it was closed—it closes by a cord—a person getting through there could have access to the bar, and could open the door inside so as to get out—there is no lock to the door, but two bolts—there were marks on the dust on the ledge of the fanlight, and there was mud on the plate glass inside the door,</p>
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<p>where he had slipped down from the fanlight, and at if fingers had been wiped—I missed some tablecloths, napkins, glass cloths, three bottles of Champagne, half a dozen bottles of stout, and some towels—the Champagne was on one of the shelves in the bar; I observed marks of wax on the drawers, and in different parts, exactly corresponding with the colour of this produced—my house is about 200 yards from King's-cross—I know the things which the constable has produced; I can speak to the napkins; I have others which correspond with them—I know these aprons by con
<lb/>tinually wearing them every day—they were made at home by one of my barmaids; she is not here—I know them by others which correspond—this one has my initials, "C. W. 12" on it—I lost several farthings—these were the sort of bottles I lost—I cannot identify them from any others—I missed three bottles of Champagne.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> On Sunday morning, two men came up to me and asked me to carry a bundle for them—they gave me a lot of farthings which I was to have for carrying them; among the farthings was a bit of candle—I did not notice it at the time: I was to carry the bundle, and meet them at King's-cross; they had another bundle with them, a bigger bundle.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-60" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BUXTON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I did not make any effort to take the man that passed—he had got quite out of sight before the prisoner said anything to me; I could not follow him—I had the prisoner in custody at the time—I had a rattle; I was in plain clothes—as soon as I had taken the prisoner to the station, I made every search after the person, but could not succeed in taking him—he was a young person of about twenty-two years of age, and well dressed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-99-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.** Aged 16.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-99-18521213 t18521213-99-punishment-12"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BRITTON</hi> </persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18521213-100-offence-1 t18521213-name-63"/>Edward Henry Moscrop</persName>, and stealing therein 2 watches, 1 brooch, 9 handkerchiefs, and other articles, value 44
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRITTON</hi> pleaded
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-64" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-64" type="given" value="ANN COLLINS"/>ANN COLLINS HOCKLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Baker Hockley; I am on a visit at No. 5, St. George's-square, Pimlico. On 18th Nov., about twenty minutes to nine o'clock in the morning, I was looking out of the window, and saw six men walking backwards and forwards in front of Mr. Moscrop's house, which is a private house, opposite; they appeared to be in deep con
<lb/>sultation, and then two separated from the rest, and rung the bell at Mr. Moscrop's area gate; they stood a little while; there were no persons in the house, they had gone to the Duke of Wellington's funeral, I believe; nobody answered the bell, and the shortest of the men, I believe, unlocked the gate; they both entered and went into the area; they very soon returned, and locked the gate after them—they then went to the front door, which they forcibly opened; they appeared to use some instrument, and wrench it open, and then went in and closed the door—in a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes afterwards I saw one man, in dark clothes, on the roof of the house; he came and looked over—there were hundreds of persons at that time in pursuit of the thieves, but they could not get in at the door—to the best of my belief the prisoners are the men; I could not distinguish their features, but I believe them to be them by their figures.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Baker. Q.</hi> You are not positive whether we are the men who descended into the area?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have no doubt, in my own mind; I saw your figures, and that is quite sufficient, I think—I saw men on the roof—I was at a bedroom window, on the second story, overlooking Mr. Moscrop's</p>
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<p>premises—Mr. Moscrop's house is four stories high, the same height as the house I was in—there is a parapet on the roof of Mr. Moscrop's house; I do not know the height of it, but I could see the slates distinctly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had not seen the men before that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I saw them again the same day at the police court, and I saw them in the street as they were being taken away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MASTERS</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 140, I llingdon-street, Vauxhall-bridge, and am employed by Mr. Cubitt. On 18th Nov., about half-past 8 o'clock, I was passing Mr. Moscrop's house, and saw two men talking together, and one a distance off—I went part of the way to Vauxhall-bridge, returned about a quarter to nine o'clock, and in consequence of something Mrs. Hockley said I went to No. 22, and found the front door had been broken open; a piece was broken off where the lock should go in, but it was bolted at the top—I called a watchman to assist me, and found the door and window fast—I tried the back door and window, and found them fast—I went to the yard for a ladder, and was gone perhaps two minutes; as I was coming back I saw Britton on the top of the house—I climbed up by way of the empty houses, went to No. 22, and found Britton standing on the roof in the gutter—I saw a gold watch, two keys, and other things in the gutter—I took Britton—as I went along with him I saw Mr. Cox in the road with the prisoner Baker.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-66" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-66" type="given" value="JEREMIAH"/>JEREMIAH COX</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of No. 16, St. George's-square. On the morning of the Duke of Wellington's funeral, about a quarter-past nine o'clock, I was called to Mr. Moscrop's, and sent a man on to the roof—about a quarter of an hour afterwards I went up myself, and went from No. 22 to the roof of No. 20, where I round Baker standing in the gutter; I took him by the collar, and took him down into the street—there was nothing to pre
<lb/>vent his getting from No. 22 to No. 20.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-67" type="surname" value="MOSCROP"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-67" type="given" value="EDWARD HENRY"/>EDWARD HENRY MOSCROP</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 22, St. George's-square, Pimlico, and am a private gentleman. On the morning of the Duke of Wellington's funeral I left my house with no one in it, but quite safe—there is a patent Chubb latch, which fastens on being pulled, and has a latch key-hole outside; a person could open the door with a latchkey—there was no bolt shot—when I came borne I found the door had been forcibly opened by an instrument, apparently forced into the door from the outside, and prized open—these pocket handkerchiefs are mine, and were in a drawer of my dressing table; this bracelet, and these two brooches are my wife's, and this watch is mine—they were all left in the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-68" type="surname" value="FULHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FULHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a master plasterer. I was working for Mr. Cox, on some unfinished houses in St. George's-square, and saw Masters with a ladder, coming along Lucas-street towards Mr. Moscrop's, which is at the corner of Lucas-street and St. George's-square—I heard a trap door on the roof suddenly, and saw Britton come out first, and Baker followed him—Britton went across to the back, to a chimney, and Baker went round to the front; I went, to prevent them from getting down through the empty houses—I am sure of Baker; I saw his face—I received this ring (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) from William Little, one of my work boys.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-69" type="surname" value="LITTLE"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LITTLE</persName> </hi>. I am a plasterer's boy, under Mr. Fulham. I went on to the roof of an empty house about half-past 8 or 9 o'clock, and saw the prisoners both running away from No. 22, on the roofs; they both had their waistcoats undone—Baker was on No. 16, and Britton on No. 22; Britton had a ring, which he threw down—I picked it up; this produced is it—they both ran towards the houses which were unfinished.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-70" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-70" type="surname" value="JALLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-70" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN JALLAND</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 22, St. George's-square. On the morning of 18th Nov. I beard a noise on the roof, and went into the attic; I opened the door leading on to the roof, and saw several men; the foremost of them was Britton; he asked me to let him come into the house, and see if anybody was there—I told him no thieves were there, and I should not let him in—he said he should have the police—our house is next door to Mr. Moscrop's—Mr. Cox brought me the property to take care of; I took it into Mr. Cox's house, and gave it to one of his men; it was this watch, bracelet, and brooch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-71" type="surname" value="GODDARD"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-71" type="given" value="LUKE"/>LUKE GODDARD</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, and was working for Mr. Cox. I was first on the roof, in pursuit of the parties—I got on to the party-wall of No. 22, and saw a man with a crape band on his hat, coming through the trap door—I returned to the said house, picked up a bit of board, and threw it into the street, to attract attention—I returned, and as I was getting over the wall I saw Britton by the trap door, in the gutter, and saw all the property lying in the gutter and on the roof; I said, "Halloo, my lad; what are you about?" he said, "We have got them, we have got them; they have gone along this way"—Baker was near him—they went along the roofs of nine houses, saying, "We will watch them, we will watch them!"—there was a blank wall, and I said, "You cannot get down, you must return back"—about the third house from No. 22 I picked up these skeleton keys (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and a thing like a shoemaker's awl—Britton said, "These are the keys"—I said, "You are the men;" he said, "My good man, don't say it was me; do I look like a thief? consider, you have got sons of your own, how would you like them to be transported?" and then he was taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-72" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-72" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, A</hi> 251). I received charge of Britton from Masters—Baker was taken to the station by Mr. Cox—I produce this property, which I received from several men working for Mr. Cox, and this small crow-bar, which I think I received from Pullen, who is not here; I tried it to the door; it corresponded with the marks in every particular, and also with the marks on the boxes, they all corresponded with it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Baker's Defence.</hi> I was coming by the premises, saw a great crowd, and went to inquire what was the matter; I heard a cry, "They are on the roof;" I went up by the new buildings, and was taken into custody; I was not taken on the roof of the premises which were robbed, neither was I seen on that roof.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BAKER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-100-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 27.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18521213-100-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="transport"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-100-18521213 t18521213-100-punishment-14"/>Transported for Seven Years</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">
<persName id="t18521213-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-73" type="surname" value="PIDDING"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-73" type="occupation" value="cabinet maker"/>William Pidding</persName>, a fancy cabinet-maker, deposed to having employed Britton for the last eleven months, after the expiration of his sentence of transportation, during which time he stated that he bore a good character; but Mrs. Hokley stated her belief that this witness was one of the parties who she saw at the prosecutor's house.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>.—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOON</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WIRE</hi>; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-101-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi> Aged 29.—
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<p>102.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM POWELL</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18521213-102-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18521213-102-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi> Aged 26.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-102-18521213 t18521213-102-punishment-16"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>103.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD WELCH</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18521213-103-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-103-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-77" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM ISAACS</persName> </hi>. I sell fruit in Covent-garden Market. On 29th Nov., about 9 o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came to my stand, and bought half a hundred of oranges—he gave me in payment two bad shillings—I told him they were bad; I called the beadle and gave him in custody—the prisoner said he did not know they were bad—I gave the two shillings to the beadle—I have seen the prisoner about.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOULD</persName> </hi>. I am beadle of Covent-garden Market—the last witness gave the prisoner into my custody, and gave me these two shillings—the prisoner said he did not know they were bad, and said he had got no more—I found two other bad shillings in the left pocket of his trowsers, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good silver—I had seen the prisoner about buying fruit, when I found on him the other two bad shillings, he said he did not know that he bad got them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-79" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—these two shillings that were uttered are counterfeit, from two different moulds—these other two that were found in his pocket are counterfeit, and from the same two moulds as those that he uttered.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was out on the Saturday morning, selling apples and pears; a man bought 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of pears, and asked for change for a shilling, and half an hour afterwards a young girl asked for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.-worth of pears, and I gave her change for a shilling; they were good looking shillings; I went home with them in my pocket, and the next morning I went to this man and had half a hundred of oranges; I gave him the two shillings, he said they were bad; I did not know they were bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-103-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-103-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi> Aged 62.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-103-18521213 t18521213-103-punishment-17"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>104.
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<interp inst="def1-104-18521213" type="age" value="22"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA WILLIAMS</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18521213-104-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-104-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-81" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-81" type="surname" value="WATKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-81" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WATKINS</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps an oil-shop in Oxford-street. On the afternoon of 29th Oct. the prisoner came for a bottle of pickled onions—they came to a shilling—she gave me a good sovereign—I got change, and gave her 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver—she then said she particularly wanted a half sovereign to send by post—I had a half sovereign up stairs, which I had put away to give to my son at Christmas—it was quite a new Victoria good one—at the prisoner's request I went and fetched that half sovereign and gave her—I had before taken ten of the shillings back—I noticed that she put the half sovereign in her mouth directly, and in pulling the silver about in her purse, she said, "This is a Victoria half sovereign, but it is light;" and she chinked it over the counter, and it fell into a candle drawer—before it fell I noticed that it was light, but I did not touch it—I knew it was not the one that I gave her—I said, "The half sovereign I gave you you put in your mouth"—I do not know where she took the other one from—she said she had no other—I sent for Mr. Mitchell, a neighbour—I told him what had happened—he took hold of her, and tried to get it out of her mouth, and I saw it in her mouth—he did not succeed in getting it—I sent for the police-man when I saw the half sovereign in her mouth, the other half sovereign that she returned was behind my counter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It is false to say I put my hand to my mouth; I never put my</p>
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<p>hand near my mouth.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am certain you did—I said I would go up stairs and get a half sovereign from a lodger, but I did not disturb her—this was my son's half sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-82" type="given" value="THOMAS FREDERICK"/>THOMAS FREDERICK MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 328, Oxford-street. The last witness told me that the prisoner had asked for a bottle of pickled onions, and gave her a good sovereign in payment—she sent to me for change, and I sent my young man out for it, and sent it her—she said she gave the prisoner a good half sovereign, and she put it in her mouth—I took hold of her throat, and saw it distinctly in her mouth—I did not get it—I believe the swallowed it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-83" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-83" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-83" type="given" value="TOMOTHY PHILIP"/>TOMOTHY PHILIP MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I came into the shop just after I saw the prisoner there—I looked behind the counter, and found a half sovereign—I laid it on the counter—no one touched it till the policeman came.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-84" type="surname" value="SPRATT"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-84" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SPRATT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, D</hi> 288). I took the prisoner, and produce this half sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-85" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-104-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-104-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18521213-104-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-104-18521213 t18521213-104-punishment-18"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>105.
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<interp inst="def1-105-18521213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-105-18521213" type="age" value="24"/>
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<interp inst="def1-105-18521213" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM NEAGLE</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18521213-105-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-105-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-87" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-87" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I keep a tobacconist's shop, in Great College-street, Camden Town. On 6th Nov. the prisoner came, about 6 o'clock in the evening, for half an ounce of tobacco—he asked how much it was, I told him 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he offered me 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I said that was not enough—he then put down a crown piece—I saw it was bad, and I said I would go and get change—the prisoner would not let me go at first, but I would go, and 1 fetched a neigh
<lb/>bour—I left the prisoner with him while I went and got an officer—the pri
<lb/>soner told me he took the crown at King's Cross in change for a sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-88" type="surname" value="DEAN"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DEAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 202). I was called about 6 o'clock that evening, and took the prisoner—when he was at the station he said he took it in change for half a sovereign at Billingsgate—I asked him where be lived; he said he had got no home—this is the half sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-89" type="surname" value="BENJAMIN"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-89" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BENJAMIN</persName> </hi>. I am a publican. I was at the Bear and Ragged Staff, in Leicester-square, on 18th Nov.—the prisoner came, and I served him with half a pint of porter—he put down a bad shilling—I told him it was bad, and he had better pay for the porter, or he would be given in cus
<lb/>tody—he did not offer any other money, and the landlord came, and he was given in custody—the shilling laid on the counter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-90" type="surname" value="TODD"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-90" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TODD</persName> </hi>. I gave the prisoner in custody—I did not take the shilling myself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BENJAMIN BENJAMIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did you do with the shilling I gave you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I bent it on the counter—I believe there were one or two persons looked at it—it might be a minute out of my sight—I think I did not mark it before I gave it them—they were respectable persons—I think they would not change the shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were there attending to the business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was; this circumstance attracted the attention of the persons who were there—there were two persons there besides the policeman, one was a gentleman who lives in the house, and the other a party who serves the house with dram glasses—they looked at the shilling separately—that might occupy per
<lb/>haps a minute.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it out of your sight?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; merely going from one hand to the other.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-91" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-91" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, C</hi> 163). I was called, and took the pri
<lb/>soner—this shilling was given me by the last witness—it was broken—it was produced before the prisoner—he said he got it in change for a half crown at the Ship, at Charing Cross—Mr. Todd gave the prisoner in custody—I searched him—I found one good shilling in his hand—I asked him where he lived—he said he had no home; he was a traveller.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BENJAMIN BENJAMIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you break the shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but the piece was not from the shilling when I gave it to them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> He said he did break it; I wish the deposition to be read.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">The witness's deposition being read, contained the following words</hi>: "I broke the shilling up, and gave it to the constable Robinson."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you notice the shilling sufficiently to be certain that it was bad, before you handed it to the other persons?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-92" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was intoxicated—I got in this witness's house; I cannot account how I got there—the witness stated that he let the shilling out of his sight for a minute or two—I do not know whether I gave him silver or copper, or what it was.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-105-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-105-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 24.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-105-18521213 t18521213-105-punishment-19"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>106.
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<interp inst="def1-106-18521213" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES WOOD</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18521213-106-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-106-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-94" type="surname" value="JACOBS"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-94" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JACOBS</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, and live at Shad well. On 20th Nov. the prisoner came for half an ounce of tobacco; it came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he gave me half a crown—I thought it was bad, and I said to him, "Is this a good one?"—he said, "Yes;" I took it on his word, and gave him change; and he went away—I put the half crown in a drawer where there was no other—I looked at it again in a few minutes, and found it was bad—I wrapped it in paper, and put it by itself—I afterwards gave it to the policeman—no one had been to the drawer after I took it before I found it was bad—on the 27th the prisoner came again for half an ounce of tobacco; I saw my wife serve him—he gave her a half crown; I asked him whether it was good; he said, "Yes"—I said, "You are the fellow who gave me a bad one before"—I sent for a constable and gave him the prisoner and the two half crowns.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-95" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-95" type="surname" value="JACOBS"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-95" type="given" value="JATER"/>JATER JACOBS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness. On 27th Nov. the prisoner came and asked for half an ounce of tobacco; I served him; he paid for it with a half crown; I gave it to my husband, and told him it did not seem good—the prisoner was given in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-96" type="surname" value="STOCKLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-96" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STOCKLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, K</hi> 66). I received the prisoner, and these two half crowns.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-97" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-106-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-106-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 19.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-106-18521213 t18521213-106-punishment-20"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>107.
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<interp inst="def1-107-18521213" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MASON</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18521213-107-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18521213-107-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18521213-107-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>108.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MARSHALL</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18521213-108-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-108-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, unlawfully having counterfeit coin in his pos
<lb/>session.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-100" type="surname" value="REDDING"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-100" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES REDDING</persName> </hi>. On 25th Nov., I acted as potman at the George and Dragon public house, at Shadwell—the prisoner was in the taproom; I served him with two pots of beer; he gave me a shilling to pay for them—I took the shilling to Mr. Lappage, who was in the bar, and gave it him—he said it was bad, and tried to break it—I told him not to do so, I would take it back to the man—I took back the shilling, and Mr. Lappage went</p>
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<p>with me to the taproom; I put the shilling on the table; I said it was a queer one—there was a woman there—she took up the shilling, and said it was good, and she went out with it, I believe—I saw that woman in the tap-room when I went to take the shilling to Mr. Lappage—there were three or four of them there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She was not in my company; I do not know her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-101" type="surname" value="LAPPAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-101" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LAPPAGE</persName> </hi>. I was at the George and Dragon on the 25th of Nov.; the last witness brought me a shilling—I saw it was bad; I marked it and gave it back to him—I went with him to the taproom, and saw him put the shilling on the table; I saw a woman take it up; she went out with it—she said she would go and get a halfpenny bun or a biscuit—she said the shilling was good, I believe—I went afterwards to the police station—I saw the pri
<lb/>soner in custody there—the shilling that I had marked was shown to me there by the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-102" type="surname" value="BURNS"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-102" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BURNS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, K</hi> 252). I was sent for that afternoon to the shop of Mr. Niner, a baker, which is about ten yards from Mr. Lappage's—I found the prisoner there, and a woman with him—Mrs. Niner gave me this shilling that I produce—she said that the woman had attempted to pass it—the woman pointed to the prisoner and said, "This is the man that gave me the shilling"—the prisoner said, "Yes, I did"—I saw him drop a shilling from his right hand trowsers pocket, as he was pulling his hand out—I picked it up, it was a bad one—I searched him, and from his left hand trowsers pocket I took five bad shillings, a bad half crown, three good half crowns, and a half sovereign, making in all seven bad shillings, and a bad half crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-103" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-103" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This first shilling that was produced is bad—these other six are all bad, and three of them are from the same mould as the one attempted to be uttered—the remaining three are from one mould—the half crown is also bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-104" type="surname" value="LAPPAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-104" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LAPPAGE</persName> </hi>. This is the shilling that was brought to me; it has my mark on it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I got it in change at the Coach and Horses. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-108-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-108-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 40.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18521213-108-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-108-18521213 t18521213-108-punishment-21"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>109.
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<interp inst="def1-109-18521213" type="age" value="40"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS KEMP</hi> </persName> and
<persName id="def2-109-18521213" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-109-18521213" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-109-18521213" type="age" value="36"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLEN SULLIVAN</hi> </persName>, were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18521213-109-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-109-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-107" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMAS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, F</hi> 17.) On the 2nd of Dec, I was on duty in the Strand; about half past 12 o'clock I saw the prisoners coming together from Hungerford-street—I knew them, and followed them to White Hart-street, Drury-lane; they went into a public house there—when they came out I went in—I then continued to follow the prisoners; they went to the farther end of White Hart-street—I then missed Kemp—the woman remained at the top of the street—I saw a constable, and I told him her character, and in a few minutes Kemp appeared again—he put his hand in his right hand coat pocket, and as he drew his hand out again I took hold of it—I took a small piece of paper from his hand; I asked him what it was—Sullivan came up to me, and tried to get his hand away from me—she said, "What are you about with the man—let him alone"—I took the paper out of his hand, and in it were five counterfeit shillings—I took him in custody—he said he had picked the shillings up—Sullivan was taken in custody at the same time—when she was at the station, she said, "If they had been good we would have had a drop of rum"—I asked her what she meant—she said,</p>
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<p>"What you have taken from Kemp"—at that time nothing had passed about what had been taken from him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-108" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all counterfeit; two are from one mould, and three from another.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Kemp's Defence.</hi> I picked it up in the street; I did not know whether it was good or bad—the policeman must have seen me pick up something, and he came and took me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-109" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMAS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I did not see him pick them up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan's Defence.</hi> This man asked me to have something to drink, and the policeman seized his hand—I said, "What are you going to do with the man—to break his arm?"—he said, "I will break your arm directly"—he called another officer and said, "Take her in custody."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KEMP</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18521213-109-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-109-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-109-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 40.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18521213-109-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-109-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-109-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 36.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18521213-109-punishment-22" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-109-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-109-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-109-18521213 t18521213-109-punishment-22"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-109-18521213 t18521213-109-punishment-22"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>110.
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<interp inst="def1-110-18521213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-110-18521213" type="age" value="36"/>
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<interp inst="def1-110-18521213" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES CROSBY</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18521213-110-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-110-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-110-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-111" type="surname" value="FANCOURT"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM DEVEREUX"/>WILLIAM DEVEREUX FANCOURT</persName> </hi>. I keep a beer house, in Dorset-place—the prisoner came there on 8th Nov., at 8 or 9 o'clock—he asked for a pot of stout—it came to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he paid me a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I gave him a half crown and two shillings—I put the crown on a shelf under the counter for a moment—as soon as the prisoner retired from the shop, I showed the shilling to Mrs. Fancourt; I said "This is a bad 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece;" I gave it her to look at, and she placed it under a bowl—covering it over—on 28th Nov. the prisoner came again for a pot of porter, in the same jug—he gave me a half crown; I saw it was bad—I told him so, and told him he had passed a bad 55. piece on a former occasion—he said it could not have been him—I said it was, I could swear to him from a thousand—I gave him the half crown, and he paid for the porter with a shilling—my son was there, and he asked the pri
<lb/>soner to let him look at the half crown, and he put it into his mouth and bent it—my son went outside, and I went to the door—an officer was procured in a few minutes, during which time I asked Mrs. Fancourt to go upstairs and fetch the crown piece—I gave that and the half crown to the policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How many weeks was it that I had come previously?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To the best of my knowledge it was on the 8th or 9th Nov.; I cannot posi
<lb/>tively swear to the day—I speak to the best of my knowledge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any doubt about the prisoner being the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not the slightest.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-112" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-112" type="surname" value="FANCOURT"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-112" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN FANCOURT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness. I remember his giving me a crown in Nov.; I do not know the day—I placed it on a shelf, under a bowl—I afterwards gave it to my husband, when the man came for the porter—it was the same crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-113" type="surname" value="FANCOURT"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-113" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT FANCOURT</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness. I was in the house when the prisoner came on 28th Nov.; my father detected the bad half crown, and gave it back to the prisoner—I asked him to let me look at it—I bent it; it was bad—I went and fetched a policeman—the crown and half crown were given to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Do you know when the crown was passed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I understood it was about the 8th or 9th of Nov.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-114" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-114" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-114" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. My father keeps a public house, at Camden-town. The prisoner came there on 22nd or 23rd Nov.; he asked for a quartern of rum—it came to 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; be gave me a half crown; I saw it was bad, and I told him so—he said, "Is it, indeed, I was not aware of it, I have a</p>
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<p>shilling in my purse I will give you"—he gave me a good shilling; I gave him change—I laid the half crown on the counter, and he took it up—the purse he had was similar to this one (
<hi rend="italic">looking at one</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner Q.</hi> Did you not say that you could not swear to me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I said I had not a doubt that you was the man, but I did not like to swear to you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-115" type="surname" value="TOMLIN"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-115" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TOMLIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 250). I took the prisoner—I found on him this purse, and a shilling, and a sixpence in good money—this is the half-crown and five shilling piece.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-116" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both counterfeit.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went in with the half crown, but I never went in with the rive shilling piece.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-110-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-110-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 36.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>111.
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<interp inst="def1-111-18521213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-111-18521213" type="age" value="38"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHRISTOPHER HARRISON</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18521213-111-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<rs id="t18521213-111-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-118" type="surname" value="MOSES"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-118" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18521213-111-offence-2 t18521213-name-118"/>Henry Moses</persName> and others, his masters: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18521213-111-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-111-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-111-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 38.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-111-18521213 t18521213-111-punishment-24"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>112.
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<interp inst="def1-112-18521213" type="age" value="32"/>
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<rs id="t18521213-112-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-112-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-112-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, stealing 4 1/2 yards of cloth, value 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18521213-112-offence-1 t18521213-name-120"/>Lawrence Levy</persName> and others, his masters: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-112-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-112-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 32.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18521213-112-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-112-18521213 t18521213-112-punishment-25"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>113.
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<interp inst="def1-113-18521213" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WRIGHT</hi> </persName> and
<persName id="def2-113-18521213" type="defendantName">
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<interp inst="def2-113-18521213" type="age" value="23"/>
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<interp inst="def2-113-18521213" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM DEVONPORT</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18521213-113-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-113-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-113-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18521213-name-123" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-123" type="surname" value="HURLSTONE"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-123" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18521213-113-offence-1 t18521213-name-123"/>William Hurlstone</persName>, and stealing 3 pairs of gloves, and other articles, value 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; his property.—2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>, for receiving.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-124" type="surname" value="HURLSTONE"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HURLSTONE</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 3, Milman-street, Bedford-row. It is my dwelling-house, and is in the parish of St. Andrew's, Holborn—on Thursday night, 18th Nov., I went to bed about II o'clock; I saw the windows were fast—the window of the water closet was up, but whether it was fastened I do not know—I locked the outside door—I got up the next morning a little before 8 o'clock; I saw a ladder in the yard, up against the wall—I went out and saw an old coat, and some old shoes and boots—I called the servant—she had seen these things, but did not know the house was robbed—the thieves had got into the house by pulling down the window of the water closet—I missed a pair of boots that I had worn a few days, and one pair that I had never had on from their being footed—my hat and gloves that were on the table, and two other pairs of gloves that were in the coat pockets, and an umbrella—I found an old hat of mine, which they bad left in the yard—this is my umbrella—these are my boots; they have got my own writing inside them—this pair of boots is not mine; they were left on my premises, and a pair of shoes also—I lost two pairs of boots myself, and they had left these in exchange—this is my hat, and this is the pair of gloves that was left in the hat—these other two pairs of gloves were in the coat pockets—the coats have not been found, nor the other pair of boots.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'BRIEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have these boots got your name in them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; they have my writing—it is the date when I had them, to test the strength of the work.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-125" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-125" type="surname" value="HAND"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-125" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HAND</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Hurlstone. On 19th Nov., I got up at a quarter or twenty minutes past 6 o'clock in the morning—I opened the yard door, and saw a ladder stand, and a pair of boots and shoes in the yard—supposing my master had put them there, I did not take any notice—</p>
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<p>I saw the water closet window open half an hour after I came down—I did not give information to my master till he came down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Might it be half-past 6 o'clock when you got up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it was not later than twenty minutes at the farthest—I can say it was before half-past 6 o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-126" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police-sergeant, E</hi> 16). From information I received I went to a coffee shop, in Dean-street, Holborn, on Sunday, the 21st Nov., about half-past 1 o'clock in the morning—I saw Wright there in bed—I told him I apprehended him on suspicion of committing a burglary in Milman-street—in the room there was a small child's chaise, and on it was some clothing—I asked Wright if it was his clothing—he said, "Yes"—it con
<lb/>sisted of this pair of boots, and other articles of clothing—I saw the other officer find this hat, in the same room, at the same time—I went, on Monday morning, the 22nd, to Lincoln-court, Drury-lane; I saw Devonport—I saw ten duplicates there—one is for an umbrella, and another for a coat, pawned for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—these boots that were found in the prosecutor's yard belong to Wright—a week or ten days before that there was a robbery at another place, and Wright was suspected, and then I saw these boots on his feet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have they been in your possession ever since they were thrown in the garden?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not see these cuts on them when I saw them on Wright's feet—having seen them on his feet I take on myself to swear these are the boots—there were marks on them then, and there are marks on them now that I swear to—I saw them both on his feet—this boot has been twice fronted, and I noticed this patch coming close to the toe, and I noticed that the sole had come partly off, and been sewn on again—these boots were produced at the station, and they led to the pri
<lb/>soner's apprehension—there was only one other man in the room I went to, in Dean-street, and he was asleep—there were three beds in the room; one was not occupied.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far were the boots from the bed the prisoner was in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three quarters of a yard—I saw the place where the other man's clothes were—their clothing was on the off-sides of the beds the men were in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-127" type="surname" value="COFFEE"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-127" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COFFEE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, E</hi> 31). I went with the last witness, and saw Wright in bed—I found this hat under the bed where Wright was sleeping—I asked him if it were his; he said, "Yes"—I went on the Monday to Lincoln-court, and found Devonport in bed—I told him I wanted him for a burglary in Mil man-street—I found in his room four pairs of gloves, one shawl pin, four glass buttons, a screw-driver, and two skeleton keys—these are three of the pairs of gloves—the other pair belonged to the prisoner, and I gave them back to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-128" type="surname" value="SMEE"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-128" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMEE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, E</hi> 110). I found these boots and shoes on Mr. Hurlston's premises.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-129" type="surname" value="BURY"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-129" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BURY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Attenborough, a pawnbroker. This umbrella was pawned at our shop; I have every reason to believe by the prisoner Devonport.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Devonport.</hi> I bought the duplicate of the umbrella of a man in Oxford street, for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WRIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18521213-113-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-113-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-113-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 25.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DEVONPORT</hi>
<rs id="t18521213-113-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-113-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-113-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi> </rs>. Aged 23.—(
<hi rend="italic">See Third Court, Wednesday.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Wright was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-130" type="surname" value="BINGHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-130" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BINGHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, E</hi> 153). I produce a certificate of Wright's conviction (
<hi rend="italic">read—Convicted of stealing a handkerchief; confined six months</hi>)—he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. Aged 25.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18521213-113-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="transport"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-113-18521213 t18521213-113-punishment-26"/>Transported for Ten Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Dec.</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUSTICE WIGHT
<lb/>MAN</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHERY</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wightman and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<p>114.
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<interp inst="def1-114-18521213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-114-18521213" type="age" value="30"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALLACE HARVEY</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18521213-114-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18521213-114-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, feloniously forging and uttering an order for payment of 55
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HUDDLESTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COCKLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-132" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-132" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-132" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE WOOD</persName> </hi>. I lodge at No. 19, George-street, Blackfriars-road; my husband was Dr. Wood; he died at Christmas, 1850. I knew the pri
<lb/>soner previously, and after my husband's death he called on me, commise
<lb/>rated my situation, being without friends, and offered his services to befriend me in any way he possibly could, which I gladly accepted—I was entitled to 84
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from a policy of insurance, which my husband had effected at Glas
<lb/>gow—the prisoner received that for me; I authorized him to do so—my father was a member of a merchant's house at Glasgow, and I tried for an annuity of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. under the merchants' fund—I never exactly knew whether I was on the funds of that house, the prisoner told me at one time that I wife on, and at another time that I was off; but he enclosed me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of the last quarter's money, and until then I never knew positively that I was on the house—I cannot say whether he has paid over the whole of that sum to me, for I never could get a reckoning with him—he has given me money in small sums from 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. down to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I cannot swear altogether what he has given me, but from 3rd Jan., 1852, down to 5th Oct., when he sent roe 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. received from the merchant's house, I have received of him 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that was the last money I received of him—I was also entitled to some pro
<lb/>perty in Bishop-street, Glasgow; it was coming to me from my grandfather and father; I was unwilling to sell it, as I did not know whether my brother was dead, not having heard from him for three years—the prisoner seeing that I was in such poor circumstances said that if I would sell the property and purchase an annuity with it, it would add considerably to my small income—I told him I would not do so, as long as I did not know that my brother was dead; and some two or three months afterwards he sent me a little scrap of paper, in consequence of which I afterwards saw him, and he said I could now sell the property to purchase an annuity—that was the sense of what he said; I cannot exactly repeat the words—he said he saw a person in the Strand, who told him he saw my brother die in New York—I think he said that by word of mouth—I arranged with him to sell the property; he said the likeliest person to buy it would be the person who held two-thirds of it already, and he sent a note for me to go to his chambers one day to sign the deed of sale—I went to his chambers, signed some documents, and 214
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid over to me by the person who went away with the papers—after he went away I rolled up the money, and was putting it in my reticule to take it home, until he could look for an office for me to get the annuity—he said, "Oh, don't do that; it is very unsafe, you may either lose it, or the house may be on fire, or anybody might know you had so much money"—I said, "What shall I do with it?"—he said, "Put it into the bank;" he recommended the Commercial Bank; I went there with him, 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was lodged there in the joint names of Wallace Harvey, and Cathe
<lb/>rine Wood; and 1 kept 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for my immediate use—he said it must be secure,</p>
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<p>because he could not take it out without my signature, and I could not take it out without his, and it would be my whole subsistence to depend on—when we came to the Temple gate we bid each other good bye, and he asked me for the loan of one sovereign, which I lent him—I gave the prisoner no authority to sign my name to any checks; I knew nothing of his withdraw
<lb/>ing the money till I went to the Bank—the signature "Catherine Wood" to this check is not my writing; I never authorized the prisoner to sign my name to that check—this ft a good imitation of my writing—(
<hi rend="italic">the check being read—dated "31st July</hi>, 1851—
<hi rend="italic">Drawn on the Commercial Bank of London, in favour of ourselves or bearer for</hi> 85
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Signed, W. Harvey, Catherine Wood</hi>")—I did not give him authority to sign this other check for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., dated 28th July, or these of 8th Aug. for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 9th Aug. for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 16th Aug. for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or 24th Sept for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., making 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; nor were they drawn by my authority—I have received money from the prisoner, which I thought came from the merchant's house; but I was not aware that any portion of this money was withdrawn from the bank till I was there in July, 1852—I owed some money to Mr. Griffiths, and it was in consequence of something communicated to roe by him that I went to the Bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long before your husband's death had you known Mr. Harvey?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About two years; he was the only person who followed my husband to the grave—before my husband's death we only had what he earned to live upon—the prisoner has been in the habit of advancing trifling sums to me—I one day received 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I never heard my husband say he received 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from him; he never got more than half a crown from him—we had no claim on the prisoner—to me he never gave hut that one 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in my husband's life time—as to my husband, he got it himself, and not I, the small sums that he did get—my husband had known the prisoner many years, and was medical attendant to his father's family—I do not think my husband received sums of the prisoner amounting to more than 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., that I was told of—I do not know that the prisoner was constantly in the habit of giving money in charity to my husband for us to live on—Dr. Jordan said that my hus
<lb/>band died of
<hi rend="italic">delirium tremens</hi>—the prisoner did not go to Scotland after my husband's death for me; he was going to get married, and he said, since he should be there, he would transact my business without charge—he did not pay for the funeral of my husband; it was paid by 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. being borrowed of Mr. Self, and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of Mr. Andrew Tennent, of Glasgow—the prisoner did obtain money for me by way of charity from friends of my husband, but he never handed it over to me—my husband died at Christmas, 1850, since when I have over and over again received moneys from the prisoner—I never received money from the merchant's house in Glasgow; the prisoner used to receive it for me, but I never knew till this last time that I was on the house—the letter from the merchant's house is dated 4th Oct., 1852; this is it—(
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—when I received it I was certain that I was on the house—I got it from Mr. Harvey, enclosing 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Just look at that book; have you not repeatedly gone through these accounts with the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I never saw this book before; never till this time—I did not receive 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the prisoner on 5th Feb. 1852, (
<hi rend="italic">looking at another book</hi>)—this book is where I
<hi rend="italic">dotted</hi> down the sums I received of the prisoner; I put down everything I received of him from 3rd Jan. last—all these sums of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that are down in this book from Feb. to April, I never received, until you come to June, when I received 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which I is down in my book—it is from Mr. Bain, of the York Hotel, and I received it pf the prisoner—I did get money up to June, but in smaller sums, to the</p>
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<p>amount of 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I used to receive money just when be chose to send—I had no other means of living except what he sent—I am sorry I did not keep any exact accounts of what I received from him in 1851, but he promised from week to week, and from month to month to settle my affairs—I could not have got more than 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week from him in 1851, but I can
<lb/>not swear to it—I mention 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, because of his saying always that I should not exceed that—I had no agreement with him at all; I just got it as it suited him to send it—I am not aware, and never was, that the prisoner was in the habit of giving money every week to my husband; that I swear—my husband was always earning something; he used to write for maga
<lb/>zines, and articles of literature—I know Mr. Arnold's girl, named Charlotte, she was in the habit of bringing me money; I cannot say every week—she did not, to the best of my knowledge, bring money and give it to me before my husband's death, but she has since; if there were any money-matters between my husband and the prisoner, it was between themselves, and Char
<lb/>lotte did not bring it—I authorized the prisoner to receive the money from the merchant's house in Glasgow for me, but I always understood he would send me a receipt to sign—I never signed any receipt; I never authorised him to sign my name, I expected to do that myself—he told me the merchant's house in Glasgow refused to let me have any money on account of my drunken habits—my habits are not drunken, I never was a drunken woman—I was not intoxicated at the time of my husband's death; for three nights I never had my clothes off my back, waiting on him—when the 214
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid to me, the prisoner said it would fetch an annuity of 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—he did not agree to pay me an annuity of 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week for my money, he cannot produce any such agreement, neither was it in words—his having to advance the annuity for the whole year was his own fault, not buying the annuity at once—I swear I never did agree that he was to have the money, and allow me 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When Charlotte brought you the money after your husband's death, did not she very often tell you that it was the annuity Mr. Harvey was allow
<lb/>ing you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I do not suppose the girl knew—on 7th March, 1851, I went down to Chiswick, where the prisoner was residing; I did not ask for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on my annuity—I went down on my landlady's account; I did not get 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I got 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a bottle of wine to give to my dying landlady.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the prisoner when you went to Chiswick?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did; it was on a Sunday—I asked him to come and settle with my landlady, who was dying, and raving about the money—he said he could not do it on the Monday, but as sure as God made him, he would settle my whole affairs on the Tuesday, and I could settle with Mrs. Griffith as I liked.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know Mrs. Hefferman, the housekeeper to Mr. Harvey?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Merely by seeing her there—I did not tell her, and the girl Charlotte, that I had allowed Mr. Harvey to use the money on condition that he was to allow me 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week; would I talk to his servants?—I never spoke to the woman about my affairs—on my oath I never saw this check of 24th Sep., 1851, before it was presented at the bank—I did not before it was presented write with a dry pen over "Catherine Wood," nor to any docu
<lb/>ment—whenever I put my name I put it with a penfull of ink—I did not deny to the clerk at the bank that I had ever signed my name; there was a mistake about it, I gave Mr. Harvey no signature—I did not in general terms give him authority to sign my name to all checks and documents which were required, except when he was at Glasgow he sent me the papers to sign, but I never gave him authority to sign my name, never—</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185212130028"/>
<p>when I said I never gave him authority, "except when he was at Glasgow," I meant I gave him authority there la transact my business—I do not know that he frequently signed my name to receipts from Glasgow; I did not even know that I was on the house—I did not tell Charlotte on more than one occasion that I and my husband would have died of starvation, if it had not been for Mr. Harvey—I understand you now, perfectly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUDDLESTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Just look at that letter, of 13th Feb., 1851 (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—did you receive that from Glasgow, enclosing a paper for you to sign?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I signed it, and sent it back to him (
<hi rend="italic">letter read</hi>—"Glasgow, Feb. 13, 1851. My dear Mrs. Wood, I received your letter on Tuesday afternoon last, and would have left on Wednesday, had it not been that I thought by staying a day or two I should be able to settle your affairs. I have been sadly put about for the last two days, by Andrew Tennent having told me on Wednesday that he would be obliged to charge a professional account, for the business he and his brother has done for you and Dr. Wood. I told him that both from what he himself had told me previously, and from what Dr. Wood and you bad always under-Stood, nothing was to be charged for any business of the sort, and that it would be a cruel thing to deprive the widow of the slender means which were now left to her. I have consulted one of the chief writers here to day, and I have taken certain steps which will prevent Andrew Tennent from getting payment from the Insurance Company, of any money which he might charge in the way proposed. There is one thing which I advise should be done at once; with an authority from you I could get the Insurance Company or Dr. Mackenzie to make an advance of as much money as would enable you to pay the debts which are standing, owing to Mr. Self, Dr. Beattie, Mr. Griffiths, &c., and if you would send me this authority by return of post
<hi rend="italic">without fail</hi>, I would bring the money to London on Monday night. If you do not do this, I fear that Mr. Andrew Tennent, when I go away, will try some scheme or other to defraud you of some portion of the money; but if the Company first makes an advance to you of a portion of the money, then Tennent can do nothing. You had better ask a third of the reversion, namely, 84
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; for you will require something considerable to pay off the various sums you owe and have something remaining, and it is better to get as much as possible from the hands of the Company at once. As to myself, I will never charge you anything for any trouble I hare been at in doing anything for you; and I can assure you that everything which I have at any time done for your husband or yourself has been done out of the purest feelings for your welfare. I shall try and bring the title-deeds of the property in Anderston also with me. I can tell you you have no one here who would do anything for you but myself. I have got your name put on the Merchants' House list of applications for a pension, and I have got some of the first merchants here to speak for you, and you are certain of getting on, at the first meeting, on the 5th of March, 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year. I found it unnecessary to send you any papers with reference to it. I shall go to-morrow to Oswald-street to look after the old lady you mentioned. You must sign the enclosed, and forward it to me by return of post,
<hi rend="italic">without fail</hi>, else I shall be obliged to leave this, without any money for you, and you will not get it yourself by writing. Don't fail. Yours truly,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALLACE HARVEY</hi>.—P.S. I shall bring your things from Edinburgh.")—The prisoner has told me that he has received 84
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from the Insurance—I was to get 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a quarter from the Merchants' Fund, but I understood it was not per
<lb/>manent—it was in 1851 that I first understood that I had got on the House;</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185212130029"/>
<p>I beard of hit getting the first 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in June, 1851—he said he had received 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on my behalf, but that from Mr. Andrew Tennent speaking ill of me I was again off the House—I never heard again of his receiving any money for me from that fund till this last quarter, not a farthing of it—I then received 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he wrote to me on 4th Oct.—this is the letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) which I received, enclosed in another, with 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>—"Glasgow, 4th Oct, 1852. Dear Sir,—On my return from the country to-day I have found your favour of the 30th inst., and I beg to hand you an order on Messrs. Glynn and Co. for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., to be paid Mrs. Wood. The period of my holding office in the Mer
<lb/>chants' House expires to-morrow, when a new election takes place, and in future your letters will require to be addressed to my successor in office, James Hannan, Esq., who will be chairman of the Merchants' House during the next two years, and in the mean time I shall band him your letter.
<hi rend="italic">Signed</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">J.F. CONNAL</hi>)—After I received that letter I received 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. Front the prisoner—I had at that time discovered that he had withdrawn my money from the bank—I conceive my money was drawn out in July last—I saw nothing of the prisoner between July and Oct.—I could not find him—I looked for him; I went to his chambers constantly, and many persons were staying there waiting for him—I did not write to him—when the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was brought with that letter I could not tell where he was—the girl Charlotte brought it; I did not ask her where he was on that occasion; I had previously asked her, and she could not tell me—what I received in 1841 could not be more than 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—out of the money he received for me from the Insurance Company and the Merchants' Fund he did not pay me more than 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week for 1851, and t think I must have received 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in 1852; I do not believe I have received more, but I never summed it up—I never received any money from him for the 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., nor did he ever make any observation' to me about paying me money for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who paid your rent during 1851?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was indebted to my landlady for it, and Mr. Harvey, out of the 84
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., was to have paid her all off—he said he would see it paid, hut he did not, and I owe her 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for lodging, as near as I can say—I and my husband together paid her 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week; it has been 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. since bis death; it was 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. during 1851—if it was paid by anybody it was paid by the prisoner, and should all along have been paid by him—when my husband died I owed, I think, about 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I do not know that Mr. Harvey paid that, because he paid by instalments.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-133" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-133" type="surname" value="LITTLE"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-133" type="given" value="EDWRD"/>EDWRD LITTLE</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Commercial Bank of London, in Henrietta-street, Covent-garden. In July 1851, the prisoner came to the bank—I can tell by the check what day it was (
<hi rend="italic">looking at it</hi>) it was the 26th, Mrs. Wood came with him—a joint account was opened in their names, and a sum of 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid into the bank on their joint account—Mrs. Wood was pre
<lb/>sent at the time it was paid in—do paying that sum in, they left the bank—I next saw the prisoner, I think about two hours afterwards—he presented this check for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., purporting to be signed by himself, and also by Mrs. Wood—it had been arranged that both their names should appear on the checks—I produce several other checks—this one for 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I also paid him, and here are others for 85
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and three for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You do not know who you paid them to, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can only say positively with regard to the first check for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., that I specially marked in the book—they were all paid at our bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Look at that letter, did you receive that from the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe this letter came to the bank from the prisoner, I did</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185212130030"/>
<p>not receive it myself—I know the handwriting, it is the prisoner's (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>, "House of Detention, Monday night. Gentlemen,—My mind is in the greatest anxiety, as you may well imagine, with respect to the position in which I am placed. Relying as I do upon your desire not to prosecute me; I trust on being able between this and the day of trial to make arrangement with Mrs. Wood for the reimbursement of the 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. To the lost moment of my existence will I feel the effect of what hat occurred; with all my accounts scrupulously correct, every item of them provable. I have not from Dec. 1851 to the present moment defrauded Mrs. Wood of a farthing, and all that I have now in hand is 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. besides the 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. The landlord says I owed him 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but I am security by note of hand for him for more, and I cannot owe him anything till I am released from the security. As I told you before, this case of alleged fraud about the checks, arose from the simple fact of my expecting to be married the day before the very first of then was made payable, and I did not know it would be called a new account. Oh God! how unfortunate a wretch I have been.")—I think these three letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are written by the prisoner—(
<hi rend="italic">read—no dale—postmark</hi>, Aug. 25th, 1851, "Chiswick, Monday morning. My dear Mrs. Wood,—I have been confined to the house for the last two days; but am now better. I shall be up to see you to-night or to-morrow morning, and call with some money. I hope you are well. Tours in haste,
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. HARVEY</hi>.—P.S. The annuity is now settled, and only requires your signature.")—("9th Sept. 1851, Middle Temple. My dear Mrs. Wood,—I shall be over to see you to-morrow evening, and you will require to come out the following day to settle up the affairs of the annuity. I will pay you the balance of the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the Merchants' House. I have not been in London for five days. Yours truly,
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. HARVEY</hi>.")—("13th Sept. 1851. My dear Mrs. Wood,—I enclose half a sovereign, which will do you till the beginning of the week, when I will come over; I will tell you some news when I see you; the affair of the annuity is all now settled, and only awaits your signature. Yours truly,
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. HARVEY</hi>.")</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was this an account current, or was it a deposit account?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> An account current, the usual account when money is paid in and checks drawn—I do not recollect that Mrs. Wood, when this charge was preferred denied to me that she had ever signed her name at the bank—I saw her after the charge was made, but I never beard her say so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did you first see her after 26th July, when the account was opened?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think a few weeks before the prisoner was taken into custody, I do not know when it was, it was in Sept. 1852—that was the first time I had seen her since the account was opened, at that time the money was all gone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-134" type="surname" value="MADDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-134" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK MADDEN</persName> </hi>. I am an occasional messenger at Clement's-inn—I have been employed by the prisoner to go on errands for him—I have taken checks from him to the Commercial Bank, in Henrietta-street—these two checks for 85
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 55
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I took to the bank and received for him, and brought him back the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you taken money to Mrs. Wood from time to time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have; I have not taken Post-office orders to her—I have taken several Post-office orders from the Money Order-office, in the Strand, snd I believe a portion of those money orders were for Mrs. Wood—I have taken the cash from money orders to Mr. Harvey, and he has enclosed it in an envelope or letter, and then I used to take and put them in the post—I have taken cash to Mrs. Wood, in 1851 and 1852, as well, I believe—</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185212130031"/>
<p>to the best of my recollection, the first day of 1852, I took I think it was 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—it was all in small sums; such a thing as half a crown—that was the first money I ever took.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUDDLESTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the largest sum you ever took?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say the largest sum I ever took—I have taken sums enclosed in a note—the largest sum I know of was about 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—of course I could not tell what was sealed up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-135" type="surname" value="GRIFFITH"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-135" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GRIFFITH</persName> </hi>. I am a lighterman, and live at No. 19, George-street, Blackfriars-road—Mrs. Wood lodges with me, and has done so between five and six years—her husband died at my house—since his death I have seen the prisoner frequently at my house—daring that period I have received money from him, on behalf of Mrs. Wood's debt for lodging—I cannot exactly tell the sum, but I suppose I have received something about 24
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. altogether—that leaves now due to me, on account of Mrs. Wood, about 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—in Aug., 1851, I was going to meet the prisoner at the Temple, by appointment—he had made that appointment by letter—I went to his chambers, he was not there, and on my way back I met him in Fleet-street—he had some papers in his hand—I asked him for some money—he said, "Well, I have not any, but I will try to get you some"—we went into a public house in the Strand, and had a pint of ale—he then went and borrowed, as he told me, half a sovereign, and he said, "I shall come and see you at 4 o'clock; I am coming over to see Mrs. Wood, for I have got the papers in my hand"—in fact, he said, "I have nothing more to do now, than to get her signature to invest the money in secu
<lb/>rity for her to buy an annuity"—he had the papers in his hand, and he said he was going to prepare what was necessary, and at 4 o'clock he would come over, and let Mrs. Wood know, so that all that was required than was her signature for the purchase of the annuity—nothing was said about the money in the bank, or about her drawing money from the bank—I do not think anything more was said about her signature to anything else—I cannot charge my memory with whether the prisoner said where he was going at that time—I believe he did say something about where he was going, but where I did not ask him—the fact is, I did not know at that time, or until some time afterwards, that Mrs. Wood had any money in the bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Besides the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., had Mr. Harvey become security for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for you in reference to the debt, or was that a private matter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That was quite a private matter—he merely knew me as the landlord of Dr. and Mrs. Wood—he used to come to the house occasionally prior to the death of Dr. Wood—I did not know at all of his having frequently advanced money to Dr. or Mrs. Wood; I knew nothing of their transactions—I cannot say that I can answer whether Mrs. Wood was a person of temperate habits or not, for I do not pay much attention to their general manners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-136" type="surname" value="POCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-136" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM POCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, F</hi> 14). The prisoner was apprehended in Oct. last by another constable; I had been looking for him several days—I was not present when he was apprehended—I was present when he was brought to the station—the constable who apprehended him searched him—I produce a receipt—I found it at No. 4, Apollo-court, Fleet-street, where I found the prisoner's two servants; I found it with a number of other papers on the first floor—there was very little furniture in the room, barely any
<lb/>thing; they had not a bed to lie upon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LITTLE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I think this paper is in the handwriting of the prisoner—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>) "London, 26th June, 1851. I hereby acknowledge the receipt of the sum of 99
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. sterling, being part payment of the sum of 230
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. ster
<lb/>ling, for which amount I hereby bind myself to sell and convey to Mr. James</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185212130032"/>
<p>Morrison, of No. 16, Bishop-street, Anderston, Glasgow, that third portion belonging to me of the tenement situated there, of which tenement the said James Morrison already owns and possesses the remaining two-thirds; it being further hereby understood that the remaining amount of 131
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. sterling, a fter deducting the costs of the charges for drawing up deeds of conveyance, and searches for the validity of title by Messrs. Marshall, Hill, and Hill, writers, West George-street, Glasgow, be transmitted to Mr. Wallace Harvey, my legal adviser here, immediately upon the execution of such deed of con
<lb/>veyance. Signed—
<hi rend="smallCaps">CATHERINE WOOD</hi>."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-137" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-137" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, F</hi> 142). I apprehended the prisoner on 8th Oct., at the Chancellor's Head public house, Carey-street, Lincoln's Inn
<lb/>fields—I afterwards went to his lodging in Apollo-court, Fleet-street, with Pocock—he said he knew the prisoner had some acquaintance there—when I took him into custody I told him he was charged with forgery on the Commercial Bank, Covent-garden—he said, "I deny it; I know nothing about it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. WOOD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The signature to this receipt is not my hand
<lb/>writing—I never authorised the prisoner to put my name to it—the first time I saw it was in Pocock's hands, after the prisoner was taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you not wish, at this time in June, 1851, to get an advance of about 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on your property, and did not you so state to Mr. Harvey?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; that I swear—nothing of the kind ever passed between me and him—I swear I did not authorise him to make any application, or to try to obtain that sum in advance.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-138" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-138" type="surname" value="ARNOLD"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-138" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE ARNOLD</persName> </hi>. I was in the service of Mr. Harvey, I have been in his service three years last Oct. In March, 1851, I remember Mrs. Wood coming to Mr. Harvey's house—I was present when she came—it was in New Weston-street—Mr. Harvey rung the bell—I answered it, and he told me to tell my aunt to come up, and be a witness to what passed between him and Mrs. Wood, and I was to come up too—I fetched my aunt, and we came into the parlour, and Mr. Harvey then said, "This is a bank letter that I have received from Glasgow"—he then signed his own name to this letter—and he signed Mrs. Wood's name too—he then wiped the pen, and gave it to Mrs. Wood, and told her to trace the dry pen over her name; she did so, and she remarked to my aunt that trouble had made her so nervous that she could not sign her own name, and that she had given Mr. Harvey power to sign her name and receive any moneys that came for her, and that Mr. Harvey was going to allow her an annuity of 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week; and that she was going to lend him her money—she mentioned the sum 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—she said she was going to lend him 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and she said she wished it was thousands instead of hundreds, for his being so kind to herself and her husband; and that had it not been for him they should have starved—I remember Mrs. Wood calling on Mr. Harvey in Sept., 1851; it was at his chambers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I used to go there, and clean his chambers, and do anything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. REED</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you any particular reason for remembering the month of September?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I remember Mr. Harvey saying to Mrs. Wood, that the Exhibition would soon be closed, and that he should take her to it—that was on this occasion.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Just tell us what happened when she called?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. Harvey took a book out of his writing desk, and said to Mrs. Wood, "This</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185212130033"/>
<p>is the last 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of the 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.;" she had not said anything before that, nor had he; that was when she came in—he was at home when she called—she went in to him—as soon as she came in, he said, "How do you do, Mrs. Wood?"—she said, "Quite well, I thank you, Sir; how do you do?"—he told her to be seated; and he then sat down and produced this book, and said, "This is the last 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of the 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—she said, "Very well, Sir"—he said, "I will draw it out—he then wrote his own name in the book; and he then said to Mrs. Wood, "Shall I or you write your name, Mrs. Wood?"—she said, "No; write it yourself, as you always do"—he then wrote Mrs. Wood's name in the book, wiped the pen, and gave the book and the pen to Mrs. Wood, and told her to trace the dry pen over her name; she did so—Mr. Harvey then said to me, "You are a witness to what has passed between me and Mrs. Wood?"—I said, "Yes"—he then tore a leaf out of the book, and put it in his pocket—that was the leaf he had been writing on—and he put the book back in his desk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. REED</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know if that was a check book?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yet; I have heard since it was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What happened when he had put the book into his desk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He asked Mrs. Wood if she would take a glass of wine—she said she would—he told me to wash the glasses, and he gave Mrs. Wood a glass of wine, and took some himself; he then went out—Mrs. Wood went out with him to go home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. REED</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you, by the direction of Mr. Harvey, ever called on Mrs. Wood?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I first called a few days after I came to Mr. Harvey's, that was in Oct., 1850; that was when her husband was alive—I went to take a message for Mr. Harvey, a letter and some money in it; I do not know what money it was—I gave the letter to Mrs. Wood—from that time up to Oct. in the last year, I have been frequently by the direction of Mr. Harvey to the house of Mrs. Wood; I have been on every occasion to take money and letters; I have been three or four times a week—I mean regularly three or four times a week, sometimes I would go for two days together, and them I would not go for two days more—I always went three or four times every week—I took money on each occasion—I told Mrs. Wood, by the direction of Mr. Harvey, upon what account the money was given—I Used some
<lb/>times to say that it was her annuity; at other times I took it and said I had brought it from Mr. Harvey; she used to say, "Tell Mr. Harvey I am much obliged to him"—I remember, in June, 1852, purchasing a receipt stamp—that was by the direction of Mr. Harvey—I do not remember what year it was in exactly—I do not know what month it was in; yea, it was in June, but I do not remember what year (
<hi rend="italic">looking at the receipt</hi>); I believe this it the stamp that I fetched, it is just the same sort of stamp—I know for what purpose it was obtained—Mrs. Wood came into the Temple in June; I am sure it was June; it was not last June, it was the June before—Mrs. Wood came to Mr. Harvey's chambers, it was about 2 o'clock in the day; I was there—the usual salutations passed, and Mr. Harvey said, "Now, about this annuity; I will send Charlotte for a stamp; "I went out, fetched the stamp, and brought it back; Mr. Harvey then took it, and wrote something on it, and Mrs. Wood then signed her name to it, and Mr. Harvey then said he would give her the annuity of 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—Mrs. Wood told Mr. Harvey to hurry the people in Glasgow to sell the property as soon as possible, and Mr. Harvey said, very well, he would—I remember taking a check book from Mr. Harvey to Mrs. Wood—that was in August, 1851—he told me to tell Mrs. Wood to look over the accounts, and that I would call for it in the</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185212130034"/>
<p>morning; I delivered that message; Mrs. Wood said would I wait for it then—I said, no, I would call for it in the morning—she said, "Very well"—I called for it next morning; I saw her, and she said I was to tell Mr. Harvey that she had counted over the money, and all was right—I remember on one occasion Mrs. Wood lending Mr. Harvey a sovereign—that was in July, 1851; it was just by the Temple gate—I was there—I was waiting for Mr. Harvey at the Temple gate; his chambers were in Middle Temple-lane—Mrs. Wood and Mr. Harvey came through Temple Bar, and when Mr. Harvey saw me, he said to me, "Oh! I suppose you want some money?"—I said, "Yes;" he then said to Mrs. Wood, "Lend me one of those sove
<lb/>reigns to give to Charlotte, and I will go back to the bank and draw out 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?"—Mrs. Wood said, "Very well"—she gave me the sovereign, wished Mr. Harvey good bye, and went down Middle Temple-lane; Mr. Harvey went upstairs; I went up to fetch a basket, and saw Mr. Harvey sit down and write something in a book, and tear out a leaf and put it in his pocket—I returned the sovereign; I went over to Mrs. Wood with it the same afternoon—we were living at Chiswick at that time—it was my custom to come down to him for money if I had none at home, and I had to go to Mr. Harvey to bring some things down to Chiswick.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where have you been living for the last few months?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have been living at No. 3, Hampstead-street for this last month—since July I have been living most of the time in Apollo-court; I do not know where Mr. Harvey was living during that time—he was not living in Apollo-court with me and my aunt; he used to come in of a day—he used to come in sometimes and stop for an hour or two—he was not to say living there; he used to come in of a day—he did not sleep there; I think he had his chambers for about two years—he has not given them up that I recollect—I was in the habit of going to his chambers; I last saw him there about a month before he was taken into custody—I do not recollect when it was—I have seen him there since July, I saw him there about a month before he was arrested—I have been there very frequently without finding him there—I have gone there to fetch letters, which I have given to the prisoner after fetching them—I used to meet him at different places—sometimes he would appoint some street to meet me; sometimes he would appoint by Waterloo-bridge, and sometimes by Temple-bar—his chambers were in Middle. Temple-lane—he never told me why he did not go himself, I never asked him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What wages did you receive from this man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I was to have received 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I last received money on account of my wages about a week before Mr. Harvey was taken into custody—I did not then receive all that was due to me—he does not owe me money for anything else besides wages—my clothes are not in pawn for him—there was some of mine and my aunt's clothes in pledge—they were pawned for my aunt and myself—the tickets were found upon Mr. Harvey, I believe—I gave them to him—Mrs. Wood has never asked me since July for the prisoner's address, or where he was—I have never refused to give her his address; she never asked me—I have never told her that I did not know where he lived, or did not know his address—my aunt is here—I saw the name signed to the check in March, 1851—I saw the prisoner put a name to it—at the time the prisoner was taken into custody my aunt had not a black eye—I did not see the prisoner taken—I did not hear anything said to my aunt about a black eye in the prisoner's presence, by the officer or any one else.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> As to these pawn tickets, did you give them to Mr.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185212130035"/>
<p>Harvey yourself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; that was for the purpose of redeeming them for me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-139" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-139" type="surname" value="HEFFERMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-139" type="given" value="RHODA"/>RHODA HEFFERMAN</persName> </hi>. In 1846 I became housekeeper to Mr. Harvey—I had previously lived as cook and housekeeper in various families; in noble
<lb/>men's families—I remember about 1849 Mr. Harvey becoming acquainted with Dr. and Mrs. Wood—I knew the habits of Dr. and Mrs. Wood as regards temperance—I knew Dr. Wood personally—I have frequently seen him—I have known Mrs. Wood from that time—I have seen them very frequently come in an intoxicated state to Mr. Harvey's, and likewise in Essex-street, Strand—I have repeatedly seen Mr. Harvey supply Dr. Wood with money and food in 1849; that was very frequent—the girl was employed to take it, but I frequently made the parcel up—I have only taken it myself on one occasion—I remember about a sum of money of about 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. coming to Mrs. Wood; I always understood it was 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Mrs. Wood has spoken to me of Mr. Harvey's kindness to her—she told me that but for Mr. Harvey they would have been starved, and she particularly requested me to give her Mr. Harvey's mother's address, that she might write and say what a good son she had to keep them from starving, but I did not do so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever had conversation with Mrs. Wood about some money that she had lent or advanced to Mr. Harvey?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have; it was in the Temple—it was about three weeks after I went to Chiswick, which was on 9th May, 1851; it was about the commencement, or sometime in June; I cannot speak exactly to the date—she told me she had lent Mr. Harvey her money; that she had placed it in his hands to act as he thought proper with, and he was going to allow her 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week as an annuity, and when he failed to do that he was to return her the 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—nothing more passed at that time—she was always speaking of his kindness towards her, and so forth—the property she was entitled to was at Glasgow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you remember at any time being called by Mr. Harvey to witness any signature?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do; that was in Weston-street—I know it was in March, and it was after Dr. Wood's funeral; and Mr. Harvey then went to Scotland—I perfectly recollect that it was in March, 1851—the young girl, my niece, and myself were called into the little back parlour—Mrs. Wood and Mr. Harvey were there—Mr. Harvey said, "I wish you, Mrs. Heffer
<lb/>man, to be a witness to a transaction between Mrs. Wood and myself;" he then produced a letter, and wrote her name in it—he then wiped the pen, gave it into her hand, and said, "Now, Mrs. Wood, trace your name over what I have written"—she did so, observing to me at the time, "Mrs. Hefferman, the troubles I have had has made my hand shake so, and so nervous, that I cannot write;" and she said, "From this time I give all my affairs into Mr. Harvey's hands, as I consider it safer in his hands than in any one elses"—he then said, "Charlotte, you and your aunt are both wit
<lb/>nesses to this."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At that time did you know whether Mrs. Wood had disposed of her property or no?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not at the time that this paper came there—Mr. Harvey told me it came from a merchant's house in Glasgow—to the best of my knowledge the property was disposed of in July.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You mentioned just now, that in a conversation you had with Mrs. Wood in June about her property, that it was sold?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That I am not aware of, only she told me at one time she was going to sell it, and then she told me that she had disposed of her property, and that Mr. Harvey was paying her 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week as an annuity—it was in June, 1851, that she first told me she was going to dispose of her property: and the property was</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185212130036"/>
<p>disposed of in July, I know that—I heard of its being disposed of in July, and saw the money—I cannot recollect the exact date when she told me the property was sold, but I think it was about the second week in July—we remained at Chiswick nine months—we went in 1851, and left finally on 11th last July—I remember Mrs. Wood coming to Chiswick between May, 1851, and July, 1852, it was on a Sunday—the girl opened the gate—she said, "Charlotte, your long-expected visitor is come at last"—I was in the garden—I came and spoke to her; and she said to me, "Do you think, Mrs. Hefferman, that Mr. Harvey has plenty of money to day, for I want him to advance me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., for a particular occasion I require it for, out of my annuity?"—those were the words as well as I can recollect—I lived in Weston-street at one time—that was before I went to Chiswick—Mrs. Wood has, to my knowledge, frequently come to Mr. Harvey to write letters for her; and she has frequently left letters and small packets, and said, "Ask Mr. Harvey to open these, and write letters for me in my name, as he has done before, and make them as much like a female hand as possible—I was not a witness on the occasion of her asking Mr. Harvey to sign a check upon Glynn's—the girl told me she was a witness—I have frequently seen Mr. Harvey give money before the death of Dr. Wood—he has left money with me to give him at his chambers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you remember a Captain White, from Leith, at any time calling at Mr. Harvey's, at Chiswick?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do; he called and asked if Mr. Harvey was at home—Mr. Harvey was in town, but I expected him home early—he remained about an hour and a half, and, on leaving, he told me to say to Mr. Harvey that Captain White had called, that he had made all the inquiry he possibly could in the business that he wished, and the only information he could obtain was, that David Baine had left England, and gone to America, and that he was believed to be dead—I gave that message to Mr. Harvey; and he said, "Mr. David Baine was Mrs. Wood's brother"—this was about the middle of July, 1851, it was during the Exhibition—it was in July, I know.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you at any time seen this book; just look at it? (
<hi rend="italic">Holding up the one shown to Mrs. Wood.</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have; I know it from this distance well, it is a little book in which Mr. Harvey used to put down the amounts he gave to Mrs. Wood—I cannot tell when I first saw that book, for I have seen it so frequently in his hands; and when he used to send the girl with money, he used to be putting down the sums—I could not swear that I ever saw it before Dr. Wood's death, but I think I did—I frequently saw it after his death—I have seen it from time to time in the prisoner's hands—I have seen him and Mrs. Wood in the room, and this book on the table, when they have been speaking—I have seen that on several occasions.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you happen to know where this man has been living since last July?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not; I only know that he has had lodgings, but I never was at his lodgings—I was his housekeeper and servant during all the time—some part of the time between July and his being taken into custody he was in the Temple—I went to see him in the Temple—the last time I went to see him in the Temple was last July—that was the last time I know of his being in the Temple, and just the first week in August—he was living in town during August and September, except one week that he was in the country.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When he was in town, do you know where he was lodging?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Well, Sir, the fact is, I never was at his lodging—he told me he was lodging near Bond-street at first, and afterwards that he had taken a lodging in Catherine-street, Strand, but I never was there.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he living with you in Apollo-court?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never; he was never living at my house there—he was not in the habit of coming there every day—he was not lodging in such a place as that—he did not come there every day, but he would come almost every day, or every second day—I had not seen him for three days before he was taken into custody until that morning—he used to come to give me money to get food with—he used to come every day, or every second day, up to the time he was taken iuto custody, except the time he was out of town—he came up to the time he was taken into custody—Apollo-court is a very short distance from Middle Temple-lane, just opposite—my niece was in the constant habit of going from Apollo-court to the Temple, every day, for letters—sometimes she brought them to him there; and sometimes he would say, "Charlotte, go and get my letters, and meet me with them."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many times has Mrs. Wood applied to you for the prisoner's address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> For his address, Sir? I can only say she never asked me for his address, she always knew where to find him; it was for his mother's address she asked me; she never asked me for his address, that I can swear—I refused to give her his mother's address; I never refused to give her his address—I refused the mother's address without the sanction of Mr. Harvey—I told him of it afterwards, and he said I did right.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have said you are his housekeeper and servant; when did you last receive any wages from him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Oh, that was a matter I always trusted to Mr. Harvey—he has given me money as I have required it, to purchase clothing, but I always believed in Mr. Harvey's honesty of intention towards me, that when he got on in his profession he would pay me for all—I was constantly in the habit of receiving money from him for clothing and food, up to the very morning he was taken—I have never had any regular wages from him—I have received some pounds from him; I always left it in his hands—it was an understood thing; I was not pressed for money exactly—I received some money from him on the very day before he was taken into custody; that was for food and clothing—I have received pounds and pounds from him, in the course of six years—I have not been in the habit of lending him money lately; not within the last six or nine months—I have not had it in my power, if I had, if it was thousands, I would have lent it to him or given it to him—I have not lent him money within the last twelve months—I have applied to him for money within that time, when I required it—I repeat the answer, that if I had thousands I would lend it to him, or give it to him, if I had it at this moment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Why, have you not accused him of ruining you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Oh, never!—ruining me! never.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Answer, yes or no—Have you never accused him of ruining you by his drunkenness and extravagance?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Oh! words which might have been spoken when there was words between me and the girl, and he took her part.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The question is, Did you ever say so?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I might possibly—I am of a warm disposition, and I might have said it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You might have said that he had ruined you by his drunkenness and extravagance?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I might have said such a thing; I do not always stand upon what I say when I am warm.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did not you charge him with breaking your bonnet?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Oh, that is nothing; perhaps I might have made a claim upon him for breaking my bonnet and knocking me down—it was my fault; the young girl was impudent to me, and Mr. Harvey came in at the time; I obstructed his passing out,</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185212130038"/>
<p>and he pushed me; I deserved it, I know—I swear positively that was the occasion of it—the policeman asked me some questions, and if he is in Court he can tell you the same; there he is, I know him—I told him that I obstructed Mr. Harvey's going out—I had no black eye; it was merely a push he gave me; I told the policeman I had had a push—when he asked me who gave me the black eye I told him that I had obstructed Mr. Harvey in going out at the door, and he pushed me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you say anything about your refusal to sign papers for him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To sign papers for him?—well, let me recollect, do not be in such a hurry; you ask me so many questions—yes, yes; I know perfectly—I will answer you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you tell the policeman that it was because you refused to sign a paper for him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was just that—I offended him, because he made out a lot of scribbling papers and said, "Sign this" and I said, "No, I will sign no such stuff, put it in the fire"—it is possible I might tell the police
<lb/>man that—I did not tell him that was the reason I was struck, and my bonnet broken—I certainly did not tell the policeman that the reason why I had been assaulted and my eye blackened, and my bonnet broken, was because I had refused to sign some papers which the prisoner wished me to sign—I could not say such a thing—the night before this occurred he pushed me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did you mean, then, by saying just now that there was a parcel of papers which you would not sign?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Well, I say a few—nothing but papers of our own; it was wages and his own affairs, and he was writing all this stuff down, and I accused him of cruelty—I was certainly angry, because he pushed me—I refused to sign a paper about my wages.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Let me understand—Were you asked by him to sign a paper about your wages?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was, and I refused to sign it—it was not then that he struck me; that occurred the night before; he did not strike me, he pushed me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCKLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the person who came to give information about Mrs. Wood's brother's death?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; that was the only day I ever saw him—he told me that Mr. Harvey knew his address where to write to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that you had some dispute with the prisoner, and that you are rather of a warm disposition?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am, Sir, very warm—the prisoner has always dealt most honourably by me—I think I should know Mrs. Wood's handwriting; I have seen her handwriting—sometimes she was in the habit of having other persons to write for her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-140" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-140" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer and teadealer, residing at No. 152, Surrey-street, Blackfriars. I do not know Mrs. Wood—I have not got any Post-office orders here—I was not desired to bring them, they are not in my possession—here is the notice I received (
<hi rend="italic">producing it</hi>); the books in which they are entered are in actual use; I could not bring them.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">The witness was desired to fetch them.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-141" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-141" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JOHNSON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I have brought the books—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at a book</hi>); on 25th Oct. 1851, I paid a Post-office order from the office, No. 254, Strand, for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on Ist Nov. another for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—one on 4th Nov. for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—one on 8th Nov. for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—one on 15th Nov. for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—one on 17th Nov. for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—one on 29th Nov. for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and one on Dec. 11th for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Does your book show who received it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The orders are all signed "Catherine Wood"—the entry in my book is "Catherine Wood;" she would not sign the book, but the order.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CATHERINE WOOD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have not you taken at least twenty</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185212130039"/>
<p>or thirty orders to Mr. Johnson's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say to the number, I took a good many—I do not recollect whether I received 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by Post-office order from the prisoner, on or about 8th Nov. 1851; or 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 4th; or 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 11th Nov. 1851—in Sept. 1852, I received 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you received between 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by Post-office orders?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Some time in March last year, 1851, when the prisoner was living in Weston-street, did you go to his house, and in a room in which Mrs. Heffer-man and the girl Charlotte were present, hear the prisoner say to you, "This is a bank letter I have received from Glasgow," and sign his name to the letter, and yours too: and did he then wipe the pen and give it to you, and tell you to put the dry pen over the name?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never was in Weston-street, nor were those women in my presence in any business transaction with Mr. Harvey.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In Sept. following, were you at the chambers of Harvey when he took a book out of his writing desk, in the presence of the girl who is here, and said, "This is the last 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of the 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.," and did you say, "Very well;" and did he then write his name in his own book, and say to you, "Shall you or I write your name in the book;" and did you say, "No, write it your
<lb/>self, as you always do?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never; such a thing never passed—I never signed the receipt which I have already spoken to; I do not know for what purpose it could have been drawn up—I did not tell the housekeeper, about 1st June, that I had placed my money, 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in Mr. Harvey's hands, and that he was to allow me an annuity of 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week; never.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you go one Sunday to Chiswick, and tell Mrs. Hefferman you wanted Mr. Harvey to advance you something out of your annuity?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never saw Mrs. Hefferman that Sunday—I never went to Mr. Harvey, and asked him to write letters for me, and ask him to make them as much like a female hand as possible; I can write my own letters.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">John May, a surgeon; William Matthew Shepherd, a surgeon; and Edward Enfield Ballard, physician, of St. Thomas's-street, Borough, gave the prisoner a good character</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18521213-114-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18521213-114-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-114-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 30.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18521213-114-punishment-27" type="punishmentDescription">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-114-18521213 t18521213-114-punishment-27"/>Transported for Fifteen Years</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">There were other indictments against the prisoner</hi>).</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1852.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUMPHERY</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOON</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder, and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18521213-115-offence-1 t18521213-name-143"/>Caroline Eagle</persName>, and stealing from her person 1 purse, value 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18521213-115-offence-1 t18521213-name-144"/>William Eagle</persName>: to which he pleaded</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18521213-115-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 27. (
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character, and his master promised to employ him again.)—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-115-18521213 t18521213-115-punishment-28"/>Confined Three Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>116.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD JENNER</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18521213-116-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, burglary in the dwelling house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18521213-116-offence-1 t18521213-name-147"/>William Davis Salter</persName>, and stealing 3 coats and other goods, value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; his property.</rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR.
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-148" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-149" type="surname" value="WESTON"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WESTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman. T</hi> 75). On the morning of 11th Nov. I was on duty at the rear of the Grove at Hammersmith at a quarter past 4 o'clock—I saw a light at the side of Mr. Salter's house—I stood a few minutes, and saw three persons come into the scullery; one of them with a</p>
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<p>candle in his hand: he was followed by two more—the prisoners were two of the persons; I had an opportnnity of seeing them well, and am quite certain they are the persons—I made the best of my way round to the front of the house, and when I passed that and got to the side door they put the light out—I made an alarm, and some man's voice inside answered, "It is all right—it is only the servants"—Mr. Salter soon came to me, and while I was talking to him I heard the front door open—I made my way to it, and before I got there I saw Rogers come off the step, and Jenner following him down the steps—they both had come out of the door—I followed Rogers; Jenner retreated the back way—when Rogers left the steps he ran, and I ran and took him about 200 yards off—his shoes were off—I took him back to the house; I examined the house when I got back—I found three pairs of shoes outside the side door; I took them up into the front room, where I had left Rogers with Mr. Salter—Rogers pointed to the shoes, and asked me to let him put his shoes on—I asked him which they were, and he said, "These Bluchers"—pointing to them—I went down to the passage, and close by the side door I found three coats, a gown, a victorine, a meerschaum tobacco pipe, a toast rack, and a hat—they were lying on the ground, rolled up together—in the kitchen I found an axe—I examined the house, and found that a little window, which entered into a water closet, had been pressed open—there was a towel lying on the seat, and there was dirt on the towel, as if some person had stepped on it—the window turns upon a swivel, and the top part was pressed in—the opening was fifteen inches by seven; it was large enough to admit a man—the buttons where the window fastened had been bent up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jenner. Q.</hi> You say that you looked through the window, and saw me with a light; which window was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The scullery window—it is a large window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you standing on the footway?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there is not a railing—it is a wall which I could see over from where I stood—the scullery window is about twenty-five yards from the wall—it is on the same level with where I was—I was not looking down—I looked at the men for about a minute—I saw their faces—Jenner carried the light—I had not seen him before—I identify him from seeing him the second time on the steps.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM DAVIS"/>WILLIAM DAVIS SALTER</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 10, Grove, Hammersmith. On the night of 10th Nov., I went to bed at a little after 12 o'clock—before going to bed I examined the house—I went round to the outer doors; they were all bolted—I cannot say whether the water closet window was closed—I did not open the water closet door—these coats are mine—when I went to bed they were hanging in the passage upstairs—I was the last person up—this hat was in the passage—this dress was in the parlour—it belongs to my daughter—she was working at it that evening, and left it in a chair in the parlour—I have no doubt this toast rack belongs to me—it was usually kept in the kitchen—this pipe I believe is my son's—he had one, and he has lost it—this axe I can identify—it was kept in the safe under a shelf, and I saw it the next morning in the kitchen—I should say the value of these things altogether is about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the policeman brought Rogers upstairs, and gave him into my custody while he went about the house—he brought up three pairs of shoes—Rogers was without shoes, and he said, "Let me put my shoes on?"—the officer said, "Which are your shoes?"—he turned round, and pointed, and said, "These are mine."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you pass by the door of the water closet that night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, to go to the side door—I do not think I looked if the door of the</p>
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<p>water closet was open—I examined the button of the water closet window a day or two afterwards—it was a little bent—I do not know whether it was bent enough to let the window open—if the button had been quite turned, I do not think it would, but it might have been only partly turned—the window is about five feet or five feet and a half from the ground—when a person got into the water closet, they could get to the rest of the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-151" type="surname" value="LACK"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-151" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LACK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman D</hi> 156). In consequence of what I heard I went to the Marylebone Theatre on 22nd Nov.; I saw Jenner there—I told him I wanted him—he said, "I will come with you"—I took him to the station—I tried on one pair of boots produced by Weston, and they fitted him.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I found these three pairs of boots outside the house in the passage—they were about three feet from the water closet window—when Jenner went off the step he ran—he jumped off the step I behind me, and ran off to the hack premises.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jenner</hi>, The officer said he could see twenty-five yards off through the scullery window, and the gentleman said there were blinds to the scullery window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SALTER</hi>. There are no blinds to the scullery window—there "are to the kitchen window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jenner's Defence.</hi> I was at home, and in bed at the time—is it possible the officer could see me twenty-five yards off?</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18521213-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18521213-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-153" type="surname" value="WESTON"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WESTON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> When Jenner came out of the door, I was as near to him as I am to this men who is next me—but I saw Rogers going off, and I thinking he had some property, followed him and took him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Rogers was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-154" type="surname" value="MASON"/>
<interp inst="t18521213-name-154" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MASON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 168). I produce a certificate of Rogers' former conviction, by the name of
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<interp inst="t18521213-name-155" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Mack</persName>—(
<hi rend="italic">read—convicted Jam. 7, 1852, of stealing a table cloth, and other things—Confined Six Months</hi>)—Rogers is the man—I was present.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many trials have you been at since?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two or three—I have been a witness at police courts, perhaps a dozen times—I cannot tell you the case in which I was a witness immedi
<lb/>ately after this prisoner was tried—nor the name of the last case before—I have no doubt I could identify the person against whom I gave evidence afterwards—Mrs. Phillips was the prosecutrix of Rogers—I have seen her since in the street—I have not been to the House of Correction to see whether any person named Mack was there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You took the prisoner on that occasion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he and two others were loitering about; I watched them some time—they stole the articles from a garden—I stopped Mack with the property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROGERS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18521213-116-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 18.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JENNER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18521213-116-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18521213-116-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.** Aged 21.</p>
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