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<p>SALOMONS, MAYOR.</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>Taken in Short-hand,</p>
<p>BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Rolls Chambers, 89, Chancery Lane.</p>
<p>VOLUME XLIII.</p>
<p>SESSION I. TO SESSION VI.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>GEORGE HEBERT, 88, CHEAPSIDE.</p>
<p>WILLIAM TYLER, PRINTER, BOLT-COURT, FLEET-STREET.</p>
<p>1855-6.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LIST OF JURORS</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-1" type="surname" value="JONAS"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-1" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>Nathaniel Jonas</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-2" type="surname" value="HOLCOMB"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-2" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Holcomb</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-3" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-3" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>Alfred Turner</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-4" type="surname" value="ARCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>William Thomas Archer</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-5" type="surname" value="AUSTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>John Henry Austin</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-6" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-6" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George King</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-7" type="surname" value="DINGLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Dingley</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-8" type="surname" value="HORTON"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-8" type="given" value="JOSHUA"/>Joshua Horton</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-9" type="surname" value="TUCKER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-9" type="given" value="JOSEPH EWEN"/>Joseph Ewen Tucker</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-10" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-10" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-10" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Hall</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-11" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-11" type="surname" value="ILSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-11" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>Richard Ilsley</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-12" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-12" type="surname" value="DEWDNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-12" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Dewdney</persName> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-13" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-13" type="surname" value="GAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-13" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>Benjamin Gage</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-14" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-14" type="surname" value="KEAN"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-14" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Kean</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-15" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-15" type="surname" value="BLYTHE"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-15" type="given" value="GILBERT"/>Gilbert Blythe</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-16" type="surname" value="HAWES"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-16" type="given" value="JAMES THOMAS"/>James Thomas Hawes</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-17" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-17" type="surname" value="READY"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-17" type="given" value="JAMES WALTER"/>James Walter Ready</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-18" type="surname" value="STEEL"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-18" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Steel</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-19" type="surname" value="FORD"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-19" type="given" value="HENRY EDWARD"/>Henry Edward Ford</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-20" type="surname" value="QUINCE"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-20" type="given" value="JOHN INCE"/>John Ince Quince</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-21" type="surname" value="LAIDLER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-21" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Laidler</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-22" type="surname" value="INGOLD"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-22" type="given" value="JOHNSON"/>Johnson Ingold</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-23" type="surname" value="GORTON"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-23" type="given" value="JOHN GEORGE"/>John George Gorton</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-24" type="surname" value="LARKING"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-24" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>George Frederick Larking</persName> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-25" type="surname" value="HIGHTON"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-25" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>Frederick Highton</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-26" type="surname" value="GARLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-26" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>Robert Garland</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-27" type="surname" value="FRISBY"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-27" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>Frederick Frisby</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-28" type="surname" value="POWER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-28" type="given" value="SAMUEL BROWNING"/>Samuel Browning Power</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-29" type="surname" value="ALGER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM REDMOND"/>William Redmond Alger</persName> </p>
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<persName id="t18551126-name-30" type="jurorName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-30" type="surname" value="HOLDSWORTH"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-30" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Holdsworth</persName> </p>
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<persName id="t18551126-name-31" type="jurorName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-31" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-31" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Lewis</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-32" type="surname" value="EWER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-32" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Ewer</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-33" type="surname" value="GRAHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN BARDON"/>John Bardon Graham</persName> </p>
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<persName id="t18551126-name-34" type="jurorName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-34" type="surname" value="WAITE"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-34" type="given" value="HENRY"/>Henry Waite</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-35" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Hall</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-36" type="surname" value="JOYCE"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-36" type="given" value="JOSHUA"/>Joshua Joyce</persName> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fourth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18551126-name-37" type="jurorName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-37" type="surname" value="RAYNER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-37" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>Thomas James Rayner</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-38" type="surname" value="HOLLINGSWORTH"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-38" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Hollingsworth</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-39" type="surname" value="GATES"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-39" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>Charles Gates</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-40" type="surname" value="CURFOOT"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-40" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Curfoot</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-41" type="surname" value="CROWSHAW"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-41" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Crowshaw</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-42" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-42" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Edward Jones</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-43" type="surname" value="HORNE"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-43" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Horne</persName> </p>
<p>
<persName id="t18551126-name-44" type="jurorName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-44" type="surname" value="HANCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-44" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>Daniel Hancock</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-45" type="surname" value="FARROW"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Farrow</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-46" type="surname" value="FREEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-46" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>Charles Henry Freeman</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-47" type="surname" value="HAWKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-47" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Hawkins</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-48" type="surname" value="FRENCH"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William French</persName> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-49" type="surname" value="JENNINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-49" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Jennings</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-50" type="surname" value="LEMAINE"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-50" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Lemaine</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-51" type="surname" value="FORD"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-51" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>John William Ford</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-52" type="surname" value="HURLSTONE"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-52" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Edward Hurlstone</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-53" type="surname" value="JARRETT"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-53" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Jarrett</persName> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-54" type="surname" value="JACOBS"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-54" type="given" value="MOSS"/>Moss Jacobs</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-55" type="surname" value="GOUGH"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-55" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Gough</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-56" type="surname" value="SHERWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-56" type="given" value="PHILIP EDWARD"/>Philip Edward Sherwood</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-57" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-57" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Johnson</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-58" type="surname" value="DALEY"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-58" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Daley</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-59" type="surname" value="HERBERT"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-59" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>Richard Herbert</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-60" type="surname" value="LEVY"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-60" type="given" value="HENRY"/>Henry Levy</persName> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sixth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-61" type="surname" value="NORMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-61" type="given" value="CHARLES GOODMAN"/>Charles Goodman Norman</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-62" type="surname" value="BIRCH"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Birch</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-63" type="surname" value="GURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-63" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Gurner</persName> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of the Peace,</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER, AND GAOL DELIVERY,</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, November 26th, 1855, and following Days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID SALOMONS</hi>, Esq., Lord Mayor of the City of London; Sir Frederick Pollock, Knt., Lord Chief Baron of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir William Erle, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir Edward Vaughan Williams, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas: Sir James Duke, Bart., M. P.; Thomas Farncomb, Esq.; William Hunter, Esq.; and Thomas Challis, Esq., M. P., Aldermen of the said City: The Right Hon. James Archibald Stuart Wertley, Q. C., M. P., Recorder of the said City: David Williams Wire, Esq.; John Carter, Esq., F. R A. S; William Cubitt, Esq., M. P.; and Edward Eagleton, Esq., Aldermen of the said City: and Russell Gurney, Esq., Q. C., Judge of the Sheriff's Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery of New
<lb/>gate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD HARTLEY KENNEDY</hi>, Esq., Ald.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ANDERSON ROSE</hi>, Esq., Ald.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAVID HENRY STONE</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES ANDERSON ROSE</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SALOMONS, MAYOR. FIRST SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—too 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, November</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1855.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUNTER</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">EAGLETON</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-106" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES IVES</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to William Abner Vaughan, a linen draper, of Aldgate. The male prisoner was a porter in Mr. Vaughan's service—I have seen the female prisoner at the shop—on Sunday, 11th Nov., in consequence of directions from Mr. Vaughan, I and William Bun-dock, another assistant, concealed ourselves in the shop—about 6 o'clock the male prisoner was admitted—that was the usual time for him to come to the house—I do not know who admitted him—Mr. Vaughan and his</p>
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<p>family then left the house, and went to a place of worship—we were then in concealment in the shop, under the window—there is a partition that sepa
<lb/>rates the passage of the private door from the shop—the partition is put up like shutters—when the partition is up, there is no means of getting from the passage into the shop without taking down one of the shutters—when I and Bundock concealed ourselves the partition was perfect, all the shutters were up and fastened—we were fastened up inside—we had the key of the shop door leading to the other part of the house—about 25 minutes to 7 o'clock I heard the male prisoner come down the stairs—he opened the side street door, and let the female prisoner in—I saw him through a crack between the shutters—he said to her, "You are late to-night"—she made some reply about two children—she had the child with her that she has now in her arms—they then went up stairs, to a room above the shop, and were talking between two and three minutes—I then heard the male prisoner approaching the stairs leading to the kitchen—he passed by, and went down into the kitchen, and returned with a knife in his hand—I could see that by the gas light in the passage at the top of the stairs—I then heard foot
<lb/>steps coming down the stairs that I had seen them go up—by means of the knife they unfastened the bolt, and took down the shutter—I could not see which did that; I had to get to my place of concealment again—the male prisoner entered the shop first—the female handed in a light, which was placed upon a stand, and then she came in herself—she then took down from a shelf two lengths of printed cotton for dresses, and laid them on the counter, close by where I was concealed—she then undid a wrapper which was on the counter, but did not take anything from it—while she was doing this, the male prisoner was in the centre of the shop, walking backwards and for
<lb/>wards—she then took down another wrapper, of black Coburg cloth, and cut about two yards from one of the lengths—the male prisoner went to the opposite side of the shop, brought a drawer of ribbons, and placed them on the counter, by the side or in front of the female—she then tied up the wrapper, or put the string round it, and was going to put it back into the fixture—the male prisoner made some remark about the wrapper, to which she sharply replied, "I shan't"—she put up the wrapper—she got on the ladder to do it—I could not hear what it was he said to her—she then cut lengths from several pieces of the ribbon, and wound them round her hand—they were placed with the other goods upon the counter, about a yard from where I was hid, and they both went to the opposite side of the shop—the male prisoner then reached from the top fixture of the shop a paper of wool shirts and handed them to the female—she was then holding a lighted candle—the female undid the paper, and the male asked her whether they were the right sort, and she replied they were very fine ones, and he said the paper was written on
<hi rend="italic">Supers</hi>, and they both laughed—the male prisoner then made some remark about leaving, as the time was up, and the child was crying up stairs—they looked through several boxes, I did not see them take anything—they then came into the centre of the shop, and the female asked for table covers—they got over the counter to the side of the shop they were first in—the female took down a wrapper of table covers, took two from them and replaced the wrapper—she then looked over several fixtures, containing lengths for dresses, of different textures, and from one she took a length of six yards of woollen and cotton stuff—she laid the various things upon her arms, and went out of the shop—before that, he asked whether there was anything else she required, that was before she took down the table covers—I believe she made some reply, but I did not hear what it was—it was after that she went and took down some table</p>
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<p>covers—as soon as she had left the shop the male prisoner followed, behind a stand close against the opening—I then got from my place of concealment—the male prisoner left the shop—I saw the female go up stairs first with the goods on her arms—the male prisoner then put up the shutters again, and followed—he had not seen me at that time—I and bundock went up the opposite stairs which we had seen them come down, and at the top of the stairs I saw the female prisoner with the goods at her feet—I went up rather quickly—I said, "Well, Mrs. Peckham"—Bundock said, "You had better go into the room"—her husband was then in the room with the child in his arms—the female entered the room, followed by Bundock—she wished to come out to get her bonnet—I would not let her pass—we had a short scuffle there, and by force we kept her back—I locked Bundock and the two prisoners in the room from the outside, and I remained outside the door—she asked several times to be allowed to get her bonnet, and then she said, "Let us go and put the goods back, and let us both off, for my husband's sake, for it is all my fault, and not his"—she repeatedly asked me to allow her to go up or down stairs, and also the male prisoner—I declined—she was kept there until Mr. Vaughan came home—I told Bundock to look after the fire—when Mr. Vaughan came home I gave him some inform-ation—when I went into the room with Mr. Vaughan the male prisoner said, "I will bring all the goods back I have got at home"—a constable was sent for, and they were taken into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M'ENTEER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been in Mr. Vaughan's employment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Eighteen months—the male prisoner was there before me—I had not seen the female prisoner very frequently, she has always been recognized as the wife of the prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate were read as follows</hi>:—William Peckham says, "I am very sorry for what has happened, but the silk dress is my own." Eliza Peckham says, "I am very sorry that it should have happened; my husband has been there every Sunday, and he was learnt to open the shop with that knife, and I am very sorry for it."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA PECKHAM</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>passing along by Buckingham cottages, and passed the prisoner Thomas—" directly I had passed him, two arms came across my neck, and M'Carthy came in front of me, took my watch from my pocket, and undid the chain from my button hole—the person's hands were strangling me, and I could make no resistance or noise—after my watch was taken they let me drop, and I saw four persons running, but could not call out for a few seconds—the prisoners are two of the men who ran, and who took my watch—Thomas is the man who nearly strangled me, he was walking at the corner of the pavement as I passed, and there was another one near him with a light coloured coat on—Thomas was the only man with a dark coat, except M'Carthy; I merely got a glance of him at that time—I did not see him till he turned to run—he was the nearest to me when they let me fall—I saw him immediately before and immediately after—on the following night I was taken to see four men in custody, and identified these two; the others I only saw running—I value my watch at 5
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you got it back?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—the baths are about a mile and a half from Buckingham cottages, they are in Rochester-row, nearly opposite the police station—it is not a solitary place, it is a street, but there are no shops—after leaving the baths I had called at one house to get the loan of a newspaper—I had a glass of ale there, as I do every Tuesday night when I go for the newspaper—it is a public house—this robbery occurred all in a minute—the man's hands did not touch my neck, he threw his arms round it, and I could not call out for assistance—when the robbery was committed all the parties made off as quick as they could—I went to the Rochester row station as soon as I could collect myself, and was sent for there again the next evening by a police
<lb/>man, who told me he had taken three men on the description I had given the night before—I saw four men at the station house, I was not positive as to two of them, and they were discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I understand that McCarthy was in front of you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I could see him plainly, he was the first I identified—there was a gas light on the opposite side of the way, and he was nearly opposite to it—it was moonlight—Buckingham cottages run into Willow row, and are oppo
<lb/>site Coburg row—it was near the corner of Coburg row that I first saw the men, but not at the corner.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 95). On Tuesday night, 23rd Oct., I saw the prisoners in the Broadway, Westminster, with two men named Mattison and
<hi rend="italic">Clarkey</hi>, 300 or 400 yards from Buckingham cottages—I have known them some years—it was between 7 and 8 o'clock, it might be nearly 8 o'clock—they were walking towards Rochester-row, in the direction of Buckingham cottages.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know how many yards there are in a mile?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I do not know that the Broadway is nearly a mile from Bucking
<lb/>ham-cottages.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 217). On Tuesday night, 23rd Oct., I saw M'Carthy, at a little after 8 o'clock, in the Broadway, with several men—there was a crowd there, a woman was making a disturbance, he was trying to get her away, and I was trying to take her into custody; he said that if I would let her go, he would take her home, and I allowed her to go—I also saw Thomas, between 11 and 12 o'clock, in the Broadway, with others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The woman was drunk, I suppose?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-115" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK LOOME</persName> </hi> (
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you at the station on the night when the prosecutor gave information about the robbery?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I do not think there is any person here who was—I have not brought the description which was written by the officer in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When this was said in their presence, did either of them speak?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Thomas said that he knew nothing about it, and M'Carthy said, after the charge was taken, that he had nothing to say.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">M'CARTHY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18551126-5-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>*† Aged 18
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-5-18551126 t18551126-5-punishment-6"/>.—Four Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1855.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GUXHEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Russell Gurney, Esq., and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-7-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 15.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>8.
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<interp inst="def1-8-18551126" type="age" value="22"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM THOMPSON</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18551126-8-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-8-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, stealing 1 watch, value 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the goods of
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-121" type="surname" value="HORWOOD"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18551126-8-offence-1 t18551126-name-121"/>Alfred William Horwood</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-122" type="surname" value="HOBWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-122" type="given" value="ALFRED WILLIAM"/>ALFRED WILLIAM HOBWOOD</persName> </hi>. I live in Paradise-row, Islimgton-green, and am a warehouseman. On 9th Nov., I was Grossing from Fleet-street to Ludgate-hill, about 5 o'clock—I saw a crowd at the obelisk—I stopped and there was a man selling gold rings for a penny apiece—a soldier was looking at one of them, which he had purchased—while I was looking at him I felt a pull at my watch chain—my watch was in my waistcoat pocket—I glanced down, and detected the prisoner taking the watch off the ring—I saw the watch in his hand—when he had got possession of the watch he darted across the road—I ran after him—he dodged amongst the cobs and omnibuses—I did not lose sight of him—I came up with him at the obelisk in Bridge-street—when I was in the act of seizing him, he gave me the watch and said, "Here you are, what is the matter?"—I attempted to seize him, but I missed him and he darted across the road—I pursued him—he attempted, to rush into the middle of the crowd—I cried, "Stop thief!" and he was caught by a man in the crowd—I never lost sight of him once—I got hold of him, and with assistance took him to the station—I gave the watch to the officer at the station—this is it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> It was dark, was it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—</p>
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<p>the main feature that attracted me was the soldier—it excited my curiosity—while I was looking on I felt the tug—the moment the watch was wrenched from the chain the person dodged in amongst the omnibuses—the man was in front of me—I was not standing next to the man selling the rings—there were persons between me and him—I was outside the crowd, there were very few behind me—I laid hold of the man at the opposite obelisk, in Bridge-street—directly he gave me the watch he darted away—when I seized him he was in the crowd——he had come back again—some person assisted me to take the prisoner to the station—the prisoner said at the station, "I am not the man, you are mistaken"—I was so excited that I cannot remember whether he said so in the crowd—the man who assisted me to take the prisoner to the station did not give his name in my presence—I do not know what has become of him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The place where you caught the prisoner the second time was where you saw him the first time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—but during all the time I had not lost sight of him for an instant.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the face of the man that gave you the watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I can take my oath the prisoner is the man that gave it to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-8-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-8-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-8-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18551126-8-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-8-18551126 t18551126-8-punishment-9"/>Confined Six Months</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>9.
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<interp inst="def1-9-18551126" type="age" value="23"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BATES</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18551126-9-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-9-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, stealing 1 oz. weight of oxide of silver, and other goods of
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-124" type="surname" value="DRYDEN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18551126-9-offence-1 t18551126-name-124"/>Robert Dryden</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFABD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-125" type="surname" value="DRYDEX"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-125" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DRYDEX</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, and live in Coleman-street—the prisoner has been with me nearly nine months—on Saturday, 10th Nov., I was at dinner with him—when I offered to help him a second time, he said "No," and went away—I thought it unusual to go so quickly from dinner—after he went down, I remained in the room perhaps a quarter of an hour—after that, I went down to my laboratory, and found a strong smell of sealing-wax—I looked about and found a box concealed on a shelf—it was in a place where it was not very likely to be looked for—the prisoner was then in the shop, I took the box up stairs and opened it—I found in it thirty-five parcels of drugs—one parcel contained twenty boxes and pots of patent medicines—the parcels are here, some of them have on them the writing of my former assistant who is dead—this, parcel was marked in Oct., 1851; it contains 2 lbs. weight of black cochineal—the prisoner never bought any of these goods, certainly not—I never knew of his buying any
<lb/>thing of me—the value of these goods is from 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Some of these are patent medicines?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—here are twenty of them—they are sold at 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., we give 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. apiece for them—I dined at 2 o'clock—the prisoner went down with, I think, only one
<hi rend="italic">help</hi>—he did not wait for the pudding—I do not suppose he took all these things in that quarter of an hour—I have no doubt he took them before—this box was put behind another box—there was fresh sealing-wax on it—here it is—I found it while the prisoner was in the shop—he did not come and ask what business I had to take it—I went out to try to get another assistant, and came back at night, and then he came and asked if I had taken a box away—I said, "Yes"—I told him they were my drugs in it, and he had stolen them—he said he had paid for them—I did not know that he had been advertising for some business, I heard that he had answered an advertisement—he sold everything in the shop and put the money in the till—he made out a paper, and gave me an account at night—he paid for small things for the house, as bread and beer,</p>
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<p>out of the till, and kept an account—I had not these things till I found them—I have missed them now—I told the prisoner I should give him into custody on Monday, but the officer was sent for and he was takes that night—he had a written character from his master, with whom he served his apprenticeship, that he knew his business pretty well, and was steady and honest.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was his salary?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Thirty guiness a-year—I paid him in August last—this box is mine—it used to tare green bottles in it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-126" type="surname" value="PACKMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-126" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT PACKMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>). I went to the prosecutor's house on that night between 9 and 10 o'clock—the prisoner was brought to me, and this box—he was given in custody for stealing these drugs I told him he must consider himself in custody, and he most come to the police station—he said he had purchased them from the shop and had paid the money—I asked if he had made any memorandum of the sale, he said fee had not—I found on him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in cash, some letters, and a bunch of keys—one of them unlocked his writing-desk, which was pointed out to me by the prosecutor, and in it I found thirty-five sovereigns.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe some statement was made about them, and they were given back to the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, they were—the letters merely showed that he had replied to an advertisement from a chemist and druggist.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-9-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-9-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 23—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18551126-9-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-9-18551126 t18551126-9-punishment-10"/>Confined Three Months</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>10.
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<interp inst="def1-10-18551126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-10-18551126" type="age" value="23"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BIGGS</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18551126-10-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-10-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-10-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18551126-10-offence-1 t18551126-name-128"/>George Hamilton Chichester</persName>, Marquis of Donegal, and stealing 12 lbs. weight of meat, his property; to which he</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-10-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-10-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-10-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 23.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-10-18551126 t18551126-10-punishment-11"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>11.
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<interp inst="def1-11-18551126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-11-18551126" type="age" value="15"/>
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<interp inst="def1-11-18551126" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN EDWARDS</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18551126-11-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18551126-11-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, maliciously-and feloniously cutting and wound
<lb/>ing
<persName id="t18551126-name-130" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-130" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18551126-11-offence-1 t18551126-name-130"/>John Odgera</persName>, upon his head, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLAOTIKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-131" type="surname" value="ODGEBS"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-131" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ODGEBS</persName> </hi>. I live in Elizabeth-street, Chelsea, and keep a chandler's shop—I am sixty-six years old—about a fortnight before 19th Oct. the prisoner threw a stone at me, and struck me on my left shoulder—I went after him, he got down against the railing—I gave him two or three slaps on the head—he threw another stone which struck the bone of my left thigh—I knew him before, but did not know his name on 19th Oct he was coming down and I came out to a truck I had there—my opinion was that he was going to take my truck, and I was to catch him if I could—I told him to go away, and said, "You are a good for nothing"—I went too near him, and he struck me on my right shoulder—I fell down, and two women who were there came and said to him, "Yes are a good for nothing fellow to use an old man like that"—he took a stone and struck me with it—as I was going away I had another stone in tae back of my head, and from that I know no more.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRV</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you do nothing to this boy?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the first time I was cutting some wood, and I cut my left thumb—I never did anything to him or threatened him in any way—I never called him a thief—I called him a rogue when he dragged me down on the ground—I thought he was going to take the truck, and run round the square with it—some boys had done that before—I am not in the habit of threatening the boys, saying that I will beat them—there is a stonemason's yard there, and the man told me if I saw any boys there to keep them off—I have not</p>
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<p>frequently called them names—I have said, "You good for nothing boys, go away n—I have not shaken my stick at them—I do not think the boys are angry because I will not let them throw stones—they are angry because I will not let them come in at the corner of my shop through the rail—boys have been in the habit of meeting in the stone-yard, and they make parties and throw stones at each other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALLANTINE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How did you lose your leg?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I had it shot off in the battle of Waterloo, and several pieces of bone have been taken out of my side from a wound at the battle of Talavera—I have a bullet in my left side now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-132" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-132" type="surname" value="WATT"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-132" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN WATT</persName> </hi>. I saw the prisoner throw a stone at the last witness, which truck him on the shoulder, and another that struck him on the head—he fell down insensible—I went to the prisoner, and said, "You bad boy; do you see what you have done?"—he said, "If you say a word I will serve you in the same way, you bitch."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-133" type="surname" value="DANIELS"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-133" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN DANIELS</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon. I attended the prosecutor; he had received a cut behind the right ear—he had concussion of the brain—he is still suffering, and very weak in consequence.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-11-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-11-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi> </rs>. Aged 15.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18551126-11-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11-18551126 t18551126-11-punishment-12"/>Confined Six Months</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>12.
<persName id="def1-12-18551126" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-12-18551126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-12-18551126" type="surname" value="HOWELL"/>
<interp inst="def1-12-18551126" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HOWELL</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18551126-12-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-12-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-12-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/> for bigamy.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOCKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-135" type="surname" value="HOWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-135" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOWELL</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's brother. I was present on 17th Nov., 1833, at Hinchford, in Wiltshire, when he was married to Mary Ann Mining—he lived with her about four years, as near as I can recollect—he then left her—I was not living at that place—they had one child—I saw him in London about four years ago, and spoke to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When did he leave his wife?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three or four years after they were married—I do not know what fur
<lb/>niture he left—I know he went to sea—I think he was gone four years—I heard when he came back—he did not come to us—he resided in London—I cannot say how many years ago it is—he has been in the police force since—I was present at his marriage, and saw the ceremony performed in the church—I do not know anything of his second wife, I only saw her when I came to the Exhibition, in 1851.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOCKE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say he left his wife about four years after he was married, and then he was at sea for four years?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I think his wife was living at Pottery—the prisoner did not come back there—his wife is living—I saw her last Thursday week.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-136" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-136" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN HANDFORD</persName> </hi>. I live in Maiden-lane. On 26th Feb., 1846,1 was married to the prisoner at Paddington church—he was then a police con
<lb/>stable, and stated that he was a widower; it is so in the certificate—he was married in the name of James Howell—after I had been married about four years, I heard about a former wife of his—I told him of it, and he said he would rather lie in prison and rot, than such a woman as that should have any of his money—I went into the country, and saw his wife in the last week in August in this year—I went on living with him—he was always receiving letters from his sister—I had no conversation with him respecting these letters, I merely told him he ought to send something to his wife, and to support his child, and he said he never would—those letters are destroyed—I did not ask him how he came to marry me, having a wife—I only told him I considered he had been a rogue to her and to me—he made no particular answer, only that he never would allow her anything.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know he was married when you married him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not—I heard that he was married about four years after wards—that would be about 1850—I went down to his first wife, and was introduced to her as a friend of the prisoner's sister—I did not tell her I was the second wife—I came back to London, and continued to live with the prisoner—I had seen letters from time to time from the sister.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you not go down four years and a quarter ago?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not to see the wife—I went to where the brother lived—that is about six years from this time—that was not to make inquiries about the first wife—I was introduced to his brother as his wife—I saw the brother, and at that time I knew the first wife was alive, from verbal hearing—the prisoner was in the police, and I kept the lodge of the Small-pox Hospital—I am there still—I know a person named Skidmore, a policeman—I do not live with him—he lives at the station—I never was out walking with him in my life—the prisoner never charged me with allowing him to kiss me, and to put his hand round my neck—we had some friends, and he was one; and when I let him out at the gate, he stooped down towards me, but he did not kiss me—there was not 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the Savings Bank that the prisoner saved—he saved nothing—what I had there was what I put in—I got it by work at laundry business—the money was in my name, the name the prisoner gave me—I did not go to the Savings Bank with Skidmore—he did not know that I had it, that I know of—I have never walked with Skidmore out of my own house—he has not been there when my husband has been away—I am not aware that he has been once when I have been alone—I never went to the Saving Bank with him about this money—I have never quarreled about this money—I employed Hancock to get the register—Skidmore did not introduce him to me—he never saw the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-137" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HANCOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 7; Gray's Inn-lane, I obtained this certificate of the marriage—it is a true copy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-138" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LIDBURY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, S</hi> 26). I took the prisoner into custody—I asked him if he was aware of the charge his wife had made against him—he said, "Yes, so she says."</p>
<p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18551126-13-offence-1 t18551126-name-140"/>Thomas Sands</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-141" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-141" type="given" value="THOMAB"/>THOMAB SANDS</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Weavers' Arms, in Church-street, Bethnal-green. On the night of 1st Nov. the shutter was fastened with four bolts—I was aroused by my daughter about half-past 12 o'clock—I came down—the prisoner was in custody of the police—the shutter had been pulled down—the four bolts had been forced out—it was the shutter that leads to the skittle ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> It was the skittle ground?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it leads from the skittle ground to the cellar and to the staircase.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-142" type="surname" value="HOSTLER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-142" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOSTLER</persName> </hi>. I am barman to the prosecutor. On the night; of 1st Nov. I was in the house, and about half past 12 o'clock I heard the shutter broken down—I listened for a moment, and heard him at the stair foot door—I ran to the door at the top of the stairs, and still heard him trying to force the door open at the foot of the stairs, which leads into the house—the skittle ground is under the house—it was formerly a kitchen—I called the policeman, and went down, and found the prisoner in the skittle ground, behind the door.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I asked for a night's lodging.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No—on the door were found marks of a chisel, used to try to force the door open.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-143" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-143" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BUTLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 121). I was on duty, near the house, on 1st Nov.—I was called, and found the prisoner in the cellar behind the door—I nearly knocked him backwards—he said, "All right, George; I came here for a night's lodging"—I found this life preserver in his right hand coat pocket, and in his left coat pocket this hammer and hisel—there was a mark on the all where the shutter had been forced open—there had been a fence broken down to get into this place—on the window were the marks of the chisel.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not go with any bad intent; I went for a lodging.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-13-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-13-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 32.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18551126-13-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-13-18551126 t18551126-13-punishment-13"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1835.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart., Aid.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud: to which he</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-14-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-14-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-14-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and received a good character</hi>. Aged 17.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-14-18551126 t18551126-14-punishment-14"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def2-15-18551126" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def3-15-18551126" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD LOCK</hi> </persName>, and
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<interp inst="def4-15-18551126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def4-15-18551126" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def4-15-18551126" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="def4-15-18551126" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HILL</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18551126-15-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-15-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-15-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, stealing 801/2 lbs. weight of beef; and a cloth, value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the property of
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-149" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18551126-15-offence-1 t18551126-name-149"/>Frederick Wilson</persName>, the master of Hustwaite and Reader: to which.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">READER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-15-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-15-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-15-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 20.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18551126-15-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFAUD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-150" type="surname" value="COOMBS"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-150" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL COOMBS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 16). I watched the promise of Mr. Wilson, in Mason's-alley, in company with Watkins, on Friday morning, 16th Nov.—I was there a little before 6 o'clock—about 10 minutes past 6 o'clock I saw Lock and Hill come up in a chaise cart, it stopped near Mason's-alley, Basinghall-street—I saw them come out of the cart, and go up Mason's-alley, one at a time—I saw one of them tog the bell belonging to Mr. Wilson's house—I then went and fetched Watkins—he was in Cole-man-street at that time—I told him what I had seen—they stopped there perhaps ten minutes altogether—I had watched them a few minutes before I went to fetch Watkins—as soon as I saw one ring the bell, I went to fetch Watkins—I came back with Watkins—they were still in the court, but not at the door—they were in Basinghall-street when Watkins came up, they were in and out of the court—I saw them first looking up at Mr. Wilton's house to see if anybody was getting up—the shop was closed—when I came back with Watkins they were in the act of getting into the cart again, and they drove off—they were there altogether full ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—on Saturday morning, the 17th, I was on the watch, a little before half past 4 o'clock—about half past 5 o'clock I saw Lock and Hill come up in the chaise cart, they stopped in Basinghall-street, near Mason's-alley—the moment the cart stopped, Reader ran down the court—I did not see where he came from, he came down Mason's-alley, from the direction of Mr. Wilson's house—the cart was not visible from the</p>
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<p>place from which Reader came, it was near enough for the sound of the wheels to be heard—either Lock or Hill said, "Are you ready)"—Reader said, "All right!" and ran up the alley, and at that moment Hustwaite brought two pieces of beef on his shoulder and dropped them into the cart—that was within two or three seconds—it was all done in a moment, alto
<lb/>gether it did not take half a minute from the time the cart stopped—I ran across the road and took Hustwaite and Header into custody—Reader had then come back, he followed Hustwaite—Hill, or Lock, I do not know which, was out of the cart, and had put down the tail board, the other was sitting in the cart—Watkins took them into custody—they were all taken at one time—Watkins went to the head of the cart, and I ran to the tail—we took the prisoners to the station with the cart and the beef—the beef weighed 801/2 lbs.—Lock said, "I met a man, and he asked me to give him a lift to Leaden hall market; there was no meat in the cart when I stopped there"—when Hustwaite brought the meat on his shoulder there was no cloth round it—I had not seen either of the prisoners that morning before the cart drew up—the prosecutor's shop was open, I did not see any one in the shop—I could see the shop from where I stood, I did not go up Mason's alley—I saw Hustwaite come out to hang the meat up, and I saw Reader—that was before 5 o'clock—I saw Hustwaite hang the meat up, but not Reader—I saw him in and out of the shop—the shop was opened about 5 o'clock, or a little before—I omitted to state that on the Friday, the second time I saw the prisoners Lock and Hill, I saw one of them ring the bell twice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Hustwaits</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Reader bring any meat down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—all the meat that was brought down was brought by Hustwaite at one time—there was no cloth over it at all—before the cart came up I saw Reader outside the shop, and I also saw a little boy several times.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Lock</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do I distinctly understand you to say that you saw Lock on the Friday morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did—the Magistrate said something about that at the police court, but I do not recollect the precise words—I do not remember his saying anything about admitting Lock to bail—he wanted bail, and bail was refused—the Magis
<lb/>trate was not about to admit him to bail, to my knowledge—I could not say that he was not—I am a detective officer—I do not wear a uniform—I have been a detective officer fourteen years next Feb.—to my knowledge, the Magistrate was not about admitting Lock to bail—Lock asked for bail—I did not hear the Magistrate or the solicitor say anything about bail—the Magistrate said something to me—I did not hesitate a long time before I gave an answer—I swear that—I do not recollect that I hesitated at any time—the name of Edward Lock was on the cart—his address is, Howland
<lb/>street, Tottenham Court-road—I believe be is a butcher—I cannot say that he is—I have seen him in the shop—I did not see his name at the shop—I only know that he was carrying on the business of a butcher there, from what he stated, and from what was on the cart—there were two names on the cart—I think the other name was Scaarfe—1 cannot swear that Lock's name was not on the house in Howland-street—I went there to make inquiry—Mason's-alley leads from Basinghall-street into White Rose-court, and White Rose-court leads into Coleman-street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for Hill</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Hill dressed as he is-now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think he was; I will not be certain—the other prisoners were dressed as they are now—I think Lock had on the same dress; it was a butcher's</p>
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<p>address—I cannot tell whether Hill had on a gray coat, as he has now, or a blue one, but I believe it was the same.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the cart you saw on Friday morning the same they drove up in on the Saturday morning?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have every reason to believe so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-151" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WATKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 660). I was watching with Coombs on the Friday morning—about 10 minutes past 6 o'clock I was fetched by Coombs from Coleman-street to Basinghall-street—I there saw a horse and cart—I saw Lock and Hill get up into the cart, and drive away towards Gresham-street—on Saturday morning, about half past 5 o'clock, I was in company with Coombs in Basinghall-street—I saw a horse and cart come down Basinghall-street, and Lock and Hill in it—it stopped at the corner of Mason's-alley—Header came out of the alley to the cart, and said, "Are you ready?"—Hill said, "All right," and he got out of the cart, undid the tail board, and put it down, and Hustwaite came out of the cart, with two pieces of beef on his shoulder, and put them on the cart—I then went across with Coombs, and took Hill and Lock into custody, and with the assistance of Jordan, another constable, who came up on the rattle being sprung, I took them to the station—I saw a cloth in the cart, which I have here (
<hi rend="italic">producing it</hi>)—that cloth was not put into the cart with the meat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Gross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You did not see the cart at all at Mason's-alley on the Friday?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I did—it was standing in Basing-hall-street, about three yards from the corner of Mason's-alley—I did not see it drive up—it was standing still—I saw Lock and Hill get into it—I saw it arrive on the Saturday morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Hill dressed as he is now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Something similar—I was from eight to ten yards from him when I heard the expressions used—Coombs was nearer to the cart than I was—I do not know that he could hear better than I could—perhaps he is not so quick of hearing—I have not heard him give his evidence to-day—I do not know that he has stated that he did not know which used the words, "Are you ready?"—I say it was Reader who said so, and Hill answered, "All right"—Lock was driving—I swear it was Hill, and not Lock, who answered, "All right"—I was in front of them—I saw Hill get out of the cart and undo the tail board—I had not my police dress on—6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found upon Lock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you and Coombs conceal yourselves, or were you visible to the men?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> We were standing in the shade, by the Bankruptcy Court—I was in a dark doorway, and Coombs was about four yards off, standing in the shade—nobody could discern him—they did not drive past where we were.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-152" type="surname" value="NICHOLL"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-152" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT NICHOLL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 165). On Friday morning, 16th Nov., I was on duty in Mason's-alley, and about 10 minutes past 6 o'clock I saw Lock and Hill—I spoke to Lock first, as he was in the court, against Mr. Wilson's door—he said, "Good morning; it is rather cold"—I said, "Yes, it is"—he said, "They are up rather late this morning"—I said, "Yes, they are; I cannot make it out how the
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> will get on about going to market"—he said, "I cannot make it out"—I went down the court, and saw Hill standing on the right hand side of the horse's head, as the horse's head was towards Greshara-street—he paid, "Good morning; it is rather cold"—I went up the alley again, and I saw Lock pull the handle of the bell of Mr. Wilson's shop—I went down to the bottom of the court, as far as Coleman-street, and came back again, and stood in the arch that parts</p>
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<p>Mason's-alley and White Rose-court—Lock walked down the they—I followed him, and they both got into the cart, and went away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you in your uniform?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not take a drop of anything with them—there would have been a great deal of harm in it if I had been caught—they stayed there altogether from ten minutes to a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-153" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-153" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WILSON</persName> </hi>. 1 am the proprietor of the shop in Mason's-alley; Hustwaite and Header have been in my employment as journeymen, Hust-waite for about one month, and Reader about three months—they slept in a room in the house—I do not reside there, except occasionally—there is a door bell which communicates with their bedroom—on Friday morning I returned to the shop from market, about half past 6 o'clock—I found the shop closed—I endeavoured to ring the prisoners' bell, and wondered that it did not sound—after making two attempts to ring it, I rang the house bell—this cloth produced is mine—I was not at all acquainted with Lock and Hill—I saw the meat that was taken in the cart—it was mine—I saw it at the police station in Moor-lane, and recognised it immediately—it weighed 80 1/2 lbs., and was worth 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—Hustwaite and Reader had no authority from me to remove the meat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose if meat was sold in the shop they would be the persons to carry it to the cart?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> If I expressly ordered it—they were not authorised to sell anything—I am a retail butcher—the foreman sells in the shop, and occasionally the men sell small portions, not any large quantities—Hustwaite has sold, by my authority, three or four pounds at a time, nothing exceeding ten pounds—I should not find fault with him captiously for selling more, not without reason—eighty pounds is a large quantity to sell at one time—I do sell as much as that in weight, but not in form—I never send meat to market.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was there about the form of the meat?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was as it came from market, not cut, or trimmed, or made ready to send away—it was not in a state in which meat is sold retail.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you find Hustwaite and Reader the morning you could not make the bell ring?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were in bed—I heard them come down stairs after I got in—they should have been down before 6 o'clock—the shop is opened at 6 o'clock—the meat was in a state in which it would be sold at market.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-154" type="surname" value="GRIFFITH"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-154" type="given" value="JEREMIAH"/>JEREMIAH GRIFFITH</persName> </hi>. I am in Mr. Wilson's employment On Thursday night, 15th Nov., I was outside the shop from 7 to 8 o'clock, and saw Lock and Hill come through White Rose-court—Hustwaite went and spoke to them in Mason's-alley—Hustwaite then returned to the shop, and they passed and went to the Butler's Head public house—Hustwaite followed them and went in also—I saw no more of them that night—on the Friday night, I saw them again, between 7 and 8 o'clock—they came through White Rose-court, and Hustwaite went and spoke to them in the court, and then returned to the shop in the same way as before—they came through Mason's alley this time—I took off the bell on the Thursday afternoon—we went up to clean ourselves, and we generally used to smoke there, and I took off the bell that we should not be disturbed, and I forgot to put it back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You were not examined before the Magistrate, were you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I first told my master of this, I think, on the Monday after the prisoners were locked up On the Saturday—I was not called in to say anything about it before.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What distance were you from Lock and Hill when you saw Hustwaite go up to them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think six or seven yards—I did not hear what was said.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate being read, Hustwaits and Header said nothing—Lock said</hi>, "I deny receiving the meat knowing it to be stolen property. I left my home this morning at half-past 5 o'clock with the intention of visiting Leadenhall-market; when I was going down Coleman-street, this person (Hustwaite) stopped me, and asked me if I ould give him a lift as far as Leadenball-market. I said yes; he said, 'I have some meat to take, will you take me up at the end of Mason's-alley?' I accordingly went there, and they put the meat into the cart I never said, 'Is it all right?' or, 'Are you ready?' then the officer came and took charge of the meat, and likewise of me. I deny knowing it to be stolen."
<hi rend="italic">Hill said</hi>, "I have been staying with this young man (Lock) about two or three days, and he asked me if I would go down to the market this morning, and ride with him. I was in the cart at the time that the young man asked Lock to give him a lift with the meat; we then came round to the corner of Mason's-alley, Basinghall-street, when the other young man put the meat into the cart, and I deny anything at all of knowing of its being stolen."</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters</hi>.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HUSTWAITE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-15-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-15-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-15-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 25.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18551126-15-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-15-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-15-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-15-18551126 t18551126-15-punishment-16"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOCK</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-15-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-15-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-15-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18551126-15-punishment-17" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-15-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-15-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-15-18551126 t18551126-15-punishment-17"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HILL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-15-verdict-4" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-15-verdict-4" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-15-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18551126-15-punishment-18" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-15-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-15-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-15-18551126 t18551126-15-punishment-18"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>16.
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<interp inst="def1-16-18551126" type="surname" value="RUSHWORTH"/>
<interp inst="def1-16-18551126" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM RUSHWORTH</hi> </persName> and
<persName id="def2-16-18551126" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-16-18551126" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BOYCE</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18551126-16-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-16-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-16-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, robbery on
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-157" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18551126-16-offence-1 t18551126-name-157"/>George James Ward</persName>, and stealing from his person 1 watch, value 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-158" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-158" type="given" value="GEORGE JAMES"/>GEORGE JAMES WARD</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant in the London Militia, and live at Providence-row, Hoxton. On Wednesday evening, 23rd Oct., I was returning home with my wife, at a little after 12 o'clock, perhaps a quarter past—my wife was some few yards behind me—the prisoners came up, and said, "Oh! you have got a top coat on, but still we can see you belong to the militia; do you want any recruits?"—I said, "Well, if you are in
<lb/>clined to enlist, you had better make application at Oliver's yard, I will see you there to-morrow morning"—that is the depot for the militia—they then walked on, the same way with me, and suddenly Boyce, the tall man, made a spring upon me, and pinioned me against the railings of the church—he was in front of me, and held the railing, with his arm under my throat, to prevent my hallooing, and my head against the railings—I was helpless, and the other person then tore my watch from my trowsers pocket; it was attached by an Albert chain, which they broke, and got the watch—I had, as near as I can guess, 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in, my jacket pocket—I distinctly felt his hand in that pocket, and afterwards missed the money—my wife screamed very loudly, and Boyce left go of me and seized her, and then I seized Rush worth by the neck handkerchief; there was a considerable scuffle be
<lb/>tween us, and I got my watch out of his hand—I had him on the ground, and Boyce was kicking me violently about the body and head, to make me let go of Rushworth—I did not get my money back, Rushworth got up and ran; I ran after him, met a policeman, and he was taken into custody—I was weakened by the kicking, and could not hold Rushworth any longer—I was down in the mud with him—a policeman met us both run
<lb/>ning, and stopped us both—after I had been before the Magistrate next day, and preferred the charge against Rushworth, I saw Boyce in the waiting</p>
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<p>room—I knew him directly I saw him—my wife was in the waiting room—I went back again before the Magistrate, and made the same charge against Boyce, and they were both committed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been in the militia?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Three years—I was a soldier before, in India, in the 2nd Madras European Light Infantry, for seven years—I was invalided—before I was at Madras, I was in the 2nd battalion Rifle Brigade for eighteen months, as near as I can guess—I was a journeyman shoemaker, and worked with my father in London when I was fifteen or sixteen, and I enlisted—between the time of my being sent home and my enlisting, I was working as a shoe
<lb/>maker for my brother, but I gave that up and entered the militia when I saw an opportunity of doing better—a sergeant in the militia has 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a day continual—a female friend of my wife's had been with us on this night, and had left us a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes; we had accompanied her home to her situation, and were making the best of our way towards Pitfield-street—my wife was a few yards behind me—I do not know whether she could have heard the first conver
<lb/>sation—the prisoners addressed me first, I had not opened my lips to them—there was a female there very respectably dressed, I do not know whether she was Boyce's wife; she was walking close to them, but whether she belonged to them I cannot say—my watch was in my trowsers under my red jacket—they were two or three minutes getting it away, the chain came through a button hole, and passed into this pocket—Boyce had me pinned one or two minutes, that was quite long enough, it very nearly strangled me—my wife called out very lustily—the watch must have been pulled in a very violent manner, for it pulled a button off—when Bush-worth had got the money and watch, he was turning away from me very sharply when I caught him by his neck handkerchief—I did not hear him charge me with committing an assault on him, he said nothing about an assault in my hearing—we went to the policeman together, nearly abreast—I attended twice before the Magistrate—on my oath I did not say as I was leaving the Court, either to a comrade or sergeant, "This is a bad job for me"—(
<hi rend="italic">Mrs. Ruskworth was here called into Court</hi>)—did not say so in the presence of that old lady—I may have alluded to my work; I had left it in a very irregular way, a party came to me about it, and I said that it was a bad job—I did say that it was a bad job, but in connection with my work—I said so to my friend outside the Court altogether, in Worship-street, but nothing connected with the prisoners—I have stated before about their kick
<lb/>ing me, and my being exhausted; that I swear—I also stated that I had a top coat on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you say, "If I had you on parade I would give you a good drilling?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, nor anything of the kind—I will swear I did not hear Rushworth say that he would give me in custody—I was very ill and exhausted, and fell from exhaustion at the policeman's feet—I was severely beaten and bruised, and had lumps on my head as big as an egg—I will not swear that he did not say he would give me into custody—when I was giving my evidence before the Magis
<lb/>trate, I did not see Boyce sitting close to the reporters' box, but he might have been sitting there—(
<hi rend="italic">the witness's deposition being read, stated</hi>: "While I was giving my evidence, I saw Boyce sitting on the form near the reporters' box, but I thought I should know him better when I saw him with his hat on; I said nothing then, we then went into the waiting room.")</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did you mean when I put that very question to you, by saying</p>
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<p>that you saw nothing of the sort?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw him standing, not sitting—I did not see Boyce come to the station that very night that I was there, for the purpose of bailing Rush worth for an assault in consequence of a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> between him and me—I did not see him there either standing or sitting I did not speak to him that night, and never saw him at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have heard the deposition read over, and there is not a single word about Boyce kicking you, or your being exhausted by kicking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Neither do I wish that to be urged, only that I was asked what made me fall at the policeman's feet—I believe I said before the Magistrate, that I was very much ill-treated—from the particular way in which you wanted to know all the particulars of the matter to-day, I thought I was at liberty to say the way I was ill-used—I did not tell the Magistrate that there was a lump on my head as big as an egg, I only said that I was very much ill-treated—I do not think my wife and I have talked about this matter twice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it true that you did see Boyce standing against the reporters' box when you were giving your evidence against Rush worth?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not point him out, because I was then giving evidence; when I had given my evidence, I went into the waiting room, saw him with his hat on, and gave him in charge—when I said, "It is a bad job for me," I meant that they ought not to have given work out in that way; I had left some work, to come and give evidence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Look at Boyce now; have you any doubt that he is the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not at all—my work is manufacturing boots and shoes when I am off duty—I have been a sergeant about nine months—sergeants are selected according to good behaviour in previous regiments, and their ability in drilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-159" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-159" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-159" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA WARD</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutors wife. I went with him to see a friend home, and having left her at her residence we were going home—as we passed the railings of Hoxton church my husband was about four yards in advance of me, and I saw Boyce holding him by the collar or throat, and Rushworth doing something to him, but I could not see what—my husband had his back to the iron rails and could make no resistance in the way he was held—I got between them, and said, "Let him alone, he is my hus
<lb/>band"—Boyce instantly left go of him, and took me by the shoulders and held me tightly, and Rushworth instantly struck my husband in the face across my shoulders-there was a struggle between them—after that I called "Help!" as loud as I could—I heard my husband say to Rushworth, "You wretch, you have got my watch;" they then struggled together, and both fell on the ground—I then got from Boyce, and tried to help my husband off the ground, but Rushworth seized me by the throat, and with his disengaged hand struck me on the head—I did not fall, but Boyce then took hold of me again by the shoulder, and I called, "Police!"—Rushworth then ran, and my husband pursued him, crying, "Police!" and "Stop thief!"—I did not see what became of Boyce, I saw nothing of him till next day, when I was before the Magistrate—he was there sitting on a form near the reporters' box, and I thought I knew him as one of the men, but I was rather flurried, and did not speak of it; the Magistrate asked me if I should know him again, and I told him, "Yes"—I saw him again with his hat on, and was then certain that he was the man who held me the night before—I and my husband then went back and gave evidence against him—my hus
<lb/>band works for the regiment, and had some work on his hands at that time—I know that he left work to go before the Magistrate.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been married to him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Fifteen years—I have not been in India with him, but he was a soldier in the East India Company's service when I was married to him—I did not see either of the men go up to him, and do not know how it first began—there was a woman there—she might be respectably dressed—I cannot say whether she was with these men—she was a distance from them—she might have been as far as two yards from them at the time I came up—I mean to say that I did not see when these two men stopped my husband first—I did not see them walking any distance along with him—if they walked with him three or four yards, I cud not see them, and I should think I must have if they had—Boyce had hold of my husband when they came close up—I went immediately between them, and separated them—it was after that that Rushworth struck my husband in the face across my shoulder—I did not see my husband seize hold of Rushworth after the blow in the face—I was between them when the blow was struck, but I was moved on one side by Boyce—I did not see my husband strike him—I never saw him raise his hand—it was after he received the blow that I heard him say, "You wretch, you have got my watch"—Boyce, in point of fact, took hold of me, and took me away, and then the two men were able to get together—I saw the policeman take them—he had my husband in one hand, and the prisoner in the other, but my husband was so exhausted that he Was obliged to sit down—I did not hear Rushworth make a charge against my husband—I swear that—I did not hear Rushworth say, "I will charge this man," or, "I will give you into custody;" nothing of the kind—the charge was entered at the station against Rushworth—I do not know that Boyce followed to the station—I went to the station next day, and heard my husband give his evidence before the Magistrate—he had not told me what he was going to swear—we had not talked about it first, no more than the truth—he did not tell me what he was going to say to the Magis
<lb/>trate—we merely talked about our own affairs, and how we were ill-used the night before—we have not been talking it over since the prisoners were committed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How near were you to your husband when the policeman had hold of him with one hand, and of Rushworth with the other?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I might be about a yard distant—I did not hear Boyce say, "I will give you into custody"—I cannot swear that it was not said—it was 12 o'clock at night—we had supper before we left home—there was a pint of beer to drink between the two of us—there were more than two of us, but the other had nothing of the kind—we had nothing after supper, and went straight with this friend of mine to her home—we had nothing at any public house on the way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you or your husband drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not in the least—it is a thing that I never do.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-160" type="surname" value="EASTLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-160" type="given" value="REYNOLD"/>REYNOLD EASTLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 206). On Wednesday night, 24th Oct., between 12 and 1 o'clock, I was on duty in the New North-road, Hoxton—I heard a cry of "Police!" and "Stop thief!"—I waited a little while and then saw the prisoner Rushworth and the prosecutor running towards me—I stepped into the road, and took hold of Rushworth with one hand, and the prosecutor with the other, and said, "Hold on! where are you going to?"—Rushworth said, "I give this man in charge"—the prosecutor said, "I will give this man in charge for stealing my watch"—I then took the prisoner to the station—the prosecutor was all over mud and dirt, and his hair hung all over his face, and smothered with mud—he looked as if he</p>
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<p>had been straggling about in the mud—the watch was delivered to me at the station by Ward—I produce it now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In what state was Ward when he came up to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was out of breath, he could hardly speak—the chain was broken when he gave me the watch—I was at the police court next morning—I was present when Ward and his wife pointed out Boyce, and he was taken into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Then Rushworth charged Ward first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said he would give him in charge, he did not say what for—Ward did not show me the watch at the time he said "I give this man in charge for stealing my watch"—he showed me the chain, it was in his hand—he did not charge him with stealing any money at that time, he did at the station—Rushworth was searched—I do not think any money was found upon him, I am not quite sure—a pocket book and a key were found upon him—I do not know anything about the money—I cannot tell whether there is any other policeman here who can tell, the reserve man is outside—I did not say that no money was found on him, I said I did not know—I did not search him myself, the reserve man did—I did search him—the reserve man searched him, and I searched him as well.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who searched him first?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I searched him first—I cannot say whether I found any money on him or not—I have been a little better than twelve months in the police—I searched him to see what he had got in his pockets—I do not know whether I found any money upon him or not—I do not recollect anything about the money—I know he had a pocket book, and a key, and a bit of tobacco—I did not see the reserve man search him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you take Boyce into custody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did—I took some papers and letters from him—I did not open them to see what was in them, they went from me to the station house—I do not know what has become of them, I left them at the station with the sergeant—I do not know what sergeant was in at the time—Boyce's wife has not repeatedly applied to me for her marriage certificate and other papers, nor have I said that I did not care for any Magistrate, I would not give them up to her—I said they must come to the station for them—I do not know whether she has been there for them, I am not always there—she has not been three times and asked me for them, nor have I said that I did not care for any Magistrate, I would not give them back—the prisoners lived at No. 12, Haberdasher-street—I went and asked if they did live there, and was told they did—they both lived there—they lived together there, so they told me—it is not close to Hoxton Church, it is in the neighbour
<lb/>hood.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> After Boyce had been brought in before the Magistrate, and Ward and his wife had given evidence against him, did not Boyce say, "Why not give me into custody when I went to the station house last night as a wit
<lb/>ness, and I came here this morning as I could tell how the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> began?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I heard him say, "Why not give me into custody when I went to the station?" but I cannot say about the other part—I cannot say that I heard him say, "I came here this morning as I could tell how the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> began"—I cannot swear he did not say it, but I do not recollect it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-161" type="surname" value="JUDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-161" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE JUDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, N</hi> 26). I was on duty at the station house on the night in question, when Ward came and made a charge against Rushworth—I recollect Boyce coming in, I suppose that was about two or three minutes after the charge was taken—I believe Ward had left</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185511260023"/>
<p>the station at that time—I should suppose the charge had taken about ten minutes, not longer—when Boyce came, he asked mo whether I could take bail—I told him it was a case of felony, and I could not take bail—this was almost immediately after the charge had been booked—until the charge has been entered we do not allow persons unconnected with the matter to come into the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean that if a friend of the party came and said the charge was all wrong, you would not allow him to come in and state it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, until the charge had been taken we should not allow them in the station—we should admit them into the station at the time, but if we found they were unconnected with the charge, we should require them to go out until the charge was taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Supposing Boyce and his wife had come there after the parties had gone in to make the charge and the door was shut, should you let them in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not during the time the charge was being taken—we generally allow the complaining parties in the station, and the others remain outside—if the friends of a party came, I should hear what their statement was—we let in the complaining party in the first instance and the prisoner, but not any witnesses for the prisoner in the first instance, if we know it—the door is shut the moment the policeman brings in a prisoner—if there was anybody outside who said "We have a charge to make against the other man, his charge his false," I should hear what they said—it was about two or three minutes after the charge was taken against Rushworth that Boyce came in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RYLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it after the prosecutor had gone away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe it was—if Boyce had come in while the prose
<lb/>cutor had been there, I should have heard what he had to say—I believe the prosecutor had gone away when Boyce came in—the reserve man is here and can speak to that more positively—if anybody had come in to make a charge against the prosecutor, I should have heard what they had to say.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you take the charge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did—after the prosecutor had made his statement, Rushworth said, "I shall also charge you with assaulting me"—I did not take that charge, I could not, because I had began to take the other charge before he made that statement to me—if he had wanted to make a charge against the prosecutor, I should have referred him to the police court in the morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you search Rushworth?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I believe East
<lb/>land did—Sadler, the reserve man, is here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-162" type="surname" value="SADLER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-162" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SADLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 317). I saw Eastland come to the station on this night with Rushworth—I am not aware that he searched him, my attention was directed to the door—it was Eastland's duty to search him—I am not aware that there was any one else there whose duty it would he to search him—I do not know anything about what was found upon him, I had nothing to do with it—I kept the door—Boyce came about two or three minutes after the charge was taken, the parties had then all left the station—we were about ten minutes taking the charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you the reserve man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was the reserve man that night—my duties are to attend to the prisoners after they are locked up, and to attend to the door—the constable who brings a prisoner in, is the man who generally searches him—I do not know whether it would have been Eastland's duty to search Rushworth, it was not mine, I did not search him—it would have been Eastland's duty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. RUSHWORTH</hi>. I am the prisoner's mother—my son ceased to</p>
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<p>live with me about twelve months ago—he is not married, he was going to be married about fourteen months ago and took a house in Brett's-buildings, Hoxton, but the young person he was engaged to for some years was taken ill, and died in eighteen hours—I cannot explain exactly his connection with Boyce, I know that he had lodgers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-163" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-163" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet maker, and live in Castle-street, Bethnal-green road. I have known Rushworth twenty-two years, he has always borne the character of an honest, respectable young man—we were brought up boys together—I was apprenticed to his father, and we have always been together up to the very day of his being taken into custody—I knew of his intended marriage, as his mother has stated, and knew the young person he was keeping company with—she has been dead about twelve months—I think that was about the time he took the house in Brett's-buildings—the young person dying, and the house being too large for him, he let some apartments to Boyce and his wife—they had the two parlours and remained there about three months—he then gave up the house because the rent was too heavy—Boyce and his wife took apartments in Haber
<lb/>dasher-street, and Rushworth went there to live with them, I have seen him there—Mrs. Boyce is in Court now.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">Several other witnesses deposed to the good character of both the prisoners</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">G. J. WARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You said that you got the watch back in the struggle, can you explain how you got it back?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I got it back in a severe struggle, that was my principal object, to get the watch—I took it out of his right hand while I was on the ground—this piece of chain was linked in with the ring of the watch, I took it from his hand at the same time as the watch, the rest of the chain I have never seen since.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RUSHWORTH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-16-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-16-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 32.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BOYCE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-16-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-16-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-16-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 28.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">Very strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury, on account of their good characters</hi>.)—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18551126-16-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-18551126 t18551126-16-punishment-19"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-16-18551126 t18551126-16-punishment-19"/>Judgment respited</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1855.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald
<hi rend="smallCaps">EAGLETON</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Russell Gurney, Esq., and the Sixth Jury</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-17-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BILLIP</hi> </persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-18-18551126" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-18-18551126" type="age" value="24"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH JOHNSON</hi> </persName> were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18551126-18-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> a like offence: to which.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BILLIP</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-18-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-18-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-18-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 25.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18551126-18-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-18-18551126 t18551126-18-punishment-21"/>Confined Nine Months</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</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="t18551126-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-167" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-167" type="surname" value="FRISBY"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-167" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN FRISBY</persName> </hi>. My father keeps a greengrocer's shop, in Gray's Inn-lane—I was in the shop about a quarter past 10 o'clock on 27th Oct.—Billipi came in for a cauliflower, it came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half crown, I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he left—I sounded the half crown, and sent it out for change by the shop boy—he brought me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—shortly after-wards the prisoner Johnson came in for a bunch of turnips—they were 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<p>—she gave me a half crown, I gave her one shilling and two sixpences—I had not any halfpence—I sent the boy with that half crown for change—while he was gone Johnson seemed in a great hurry, and said she would take a head of celery for the other 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she took the celery, and went away before the boy returned—he returned almost immediately afterwards brought the two half crowns back, and said they were bad—I took them to the station, and gave them to Gardner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-168" type="surname" value="M'CANN"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-168" type="given" value="GEORGE OLIVER"/>GEORGE OLIVER M'CANN</persName> </hi>. I am shop boy to the last witness. On Satur
<lb/>day, 27th Oct, the prisoner Billip came in and gave a half crown to the last witness—she sent me to get change—I went to Mrs. Manning's, and got the change from her, and gave it to my mistress—I was present when Johnson came in for a bunch of turnips, and she gave a half crows to my mistress—she gave it me to get change, and I went and gave that to Mr. Manning—he said it was bad, and gave it me back, and he went to the till and gave me another out—I did not lose sight of the last half crown that I took there, I did of the first—I took them both back, and gave there to Mrs. Frisby—I then went to look for the prisoners—I saw them both together in Leather-lane—I pointed them out to the constable, and gave them in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-169" type="surname" value="GARDNER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GARDNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 127). On Saturday night, 27th Oct, the last witness pointed out the two prisoners—they were together, in Leather-lane—I took them into custody, and told them it was for uttering two bad half crowns—Johnson said she knew nothing at all about it—I took them to the station, searched Billip, and took from his hand a piece of paper containing four counterfeit half crowns—Mrs. Frisby gave me these other two half crowns.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-170" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-170" type="surname" value="MALLETT"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-170" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET MALLETT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of a policeman. I searched John
<lb/>son—I took her pocket to search, and she said, "There is a half crown in my pocket; it may be bad for what I know."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-171" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint. These half crowns are all bad, and from the same die.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson's Defence.</hi> Billip gave me the money, and told me to go to the shop; I did not know they were bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-18-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-18-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-18-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 24.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18551126-18-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-18-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-18-18551126 t18551126-18-punishment-22"/>Confined Six Months</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>19.
<persName id="def1-19-18551126" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-19-18551126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-19-18551126" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-19-18551126" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="def1-19-18551126" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD SMITH</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18551126-19-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-19-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-19-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">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-173" type="surname" value="MATTHIS"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-173" type="given" value="JOACHIM"/>JOACHIM MATTHIS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Rose and Crown, in George-street, St. George's in the East. On 27th Oct I was serving, between 9 and 10 o'clock—the prisoner came, and called for half a pint of beer—I served him—he put me down a sixpence, I weighed it, and found it was bad—I told him so—he said, "If you don't like it I will give you another"—I suspected him, sent for a constable, and gave him into custody with the sixpence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-174" type="surname" value="DUFFY"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-174" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL DUFFY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 85). I was called by the last witness, and took the prisoner—I received from the witness this sixpence—I after
<lb/>wards got this other sixpence from Hudson—there was 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers on the prisoner, and a good 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-175" type="surname" value="HUDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-175" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HUDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, H</hi> 78). I assisted the last witness—I searched the prisoner, and found this bad sixpence in his right hand—I kept possession of it till the following Monday—I then gave it to the last witness.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It was in my pocket.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> His hand was in his pocket</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185511260026"/>
<p>—he pulled it out—I took his hand, and found in it the bad sixpence, which I gave to my brother officer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-176" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am a labouring man; I took the sixpences not knowing they were bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-19-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-19-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-19-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18551126-19-punishment-23" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-19-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-19-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-19-18551126 t18551126-19-punishment-23"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>20.
<persName id="def1-20-18551126" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-20-18551126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-20-18551126" type="age" value="58"/>
<interp inst="def1-20-18551126" type="surname" value="FROST"/>
<interp inst="def1-20-18551126" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE FROST</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18551126-20-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-20-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-20-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">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-178" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-178" type="surname" value="CANEY"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-178" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH CANEY</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Red Lion, in Charles-street, Long-acre. On 19th Nov. I was serving in the morning, and the prisoner came in, about 10 o'clock—he called for half a quartern of rum—I served him—he gave me a half crown—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put the half crown in the till—I know there was no other half-crown there—when I gave the prisoner his change he left—he came again, about half past 11 o'clock—he asked for half a pint of half and half, I served him—he laid down a shilling—it remained on the counter till I gave him the change, and a gentleman who was there said, "That is bad"—I found it was so—I said, "That man has passed a half crown to me this morning; here it is"—I took it out of the till, and that was bad—I had not put any other half crown in the till nor taken any out—I had been there all that morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I asked for half a pint of porter, you gave me 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and I walked down Long-acre to St. Martin's-lane.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, it was half and half you had—you only just walked out, and a gentleman took you at the door.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-179" type="surname" value="HARRISON"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-179" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARRISON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 120). I was sent for to the Red Lion on 19th Nov.—the last witness gave me this half crown and this shilling, and the prisoner was given into my custody—he said the shilling he could not say anything about, and the half crown he knew nothing about—I found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-180" type="surname" value="FLEMING"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-180" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH FLEMING</persName> </hi>. I live in Fisher-street, Red Lion-square. On 19th Nov., I was in a public house in Holborn—the prisoner came in and asked for half a quartern of rum—he gave a half crown—the barmaid bent it in the detector, and he paid for the rum with two 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. pieces—he went out and took the half crown with him—I followed him—he looked at the half crown once or twice, and put it down a sink hole in the street—he went on to the Red Lion—I went in there and spoke to Mrs. Caney.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-181" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-181" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am an innocent man; I have worked all my life for my living.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-20-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-20-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-20-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 58.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18551126-20-punishment-24" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-20-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-20-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-20-18551126 t18551126-20-punishment-24"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18551126-21" type="date" value="18551126"/>
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<p>21.
<persName id="def1-21-18551126" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-21-18551126" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-21-18551126" type="surname" value="LOCKE"/>
<interp inst="def1-21-18551126" type="given" value="EMILY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EMILY LOCKE</hi> </persName> and
<persName id="def2-21-18551126" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-21-18551126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-21-18551126" type="age" value="43"/>
<interp inst="def2-21-18551126" type="surname" value="GILBERT"/>
<interp inst="def2-21-18551126" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD GILBERT</hi> </persName> were indicted for
<rs id="t18551126-21-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-21-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-21-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</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="t18551126-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-184" type="surname" value="NOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-184" type="given" value="THOMAS FRANCIS"/>THOMAS FRANCIS NOCK</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Pedler, a chemist in Fleet-street. On 27th Oct., the prisoner Locke came in, between 5 and 6 o'clock, she brought a prescription, I made it up—the price of it was 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a bad half-crown, I gave it to Mr. Pedler, who was in the shop, and he sent for a policeman—I did not see Gilbert at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-185" type="surname" value="PEDLER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-185" type="given" value="GEORGE STANDBURY"/>GEORGE STANDBURY PEDLER</persName> </hi>. On 27th Oct. I saw Locke in my shop, and the last witness gave me a half crown, I found it was bad and sent for a policeman, I gave him the half crown—this is the prescription—it was given to me, and we had made up a similar prescription a short time ago, about the same time that we had taken another bad half crown.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M'ENTEKR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is this the mode in which pre
<lb/>scriptions usually are?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, it is.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-186" type="surname" value="HANN"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-186" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMBS HANN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 360). I was sent for and took the female prisoner into custody—she said she was sent in by a gentleman outside with the prescription, who gave her the half crown—while we were passing down Fleet-street she pointed out the prisoner Gilbert, who was passing on the opposite side—he was stopped by a gentleman—I went over with Locke, and I said to her, "Is this the gentleman that gave you the half crown?"—she said, "Yes;" and Gilbert said, "Yes, I gave her the half crown "—I saw Gilbert drop something while we were standing—I took it up, and it was these three bad half crowns wrapped in this paper—it was very was at the time, and the paper was broken by falling down—Locke game her address at the station, which I found to be true.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where is Mr. Pedler's shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Near Temple-bar-—I took Locke towards the station, down Fleet-street—she pointed out Gilbert as being the person, between Fetter-lane and Shoe-lane—she said, "That is the man that gave me the money"—I saw a gentleman passing by, who was a stranger, and said to him, "You see that man going by with a stick, go and stop him," which he did—it was a little after 6 o'clock—when the paper was dropped by Gilbert I was close by the side of the prisoners—I had one of them in my right hand, and the other in my left—I saw Gilbert drop the paper from his right hand—I let go the female, and picked it up—there was a crowd—I had hold of Gilbert's left shoulder—his right hand was on the other side, but I saw him drop the paper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you not at first say that you picked it up, but did not see it drop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—the inspector asked if I saw him drop it, and I said, "Yes"—I inquired about Gilbert—I went to his, lodging, in Star-street, Paddington—they told me he was a medical man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-187" type="surname" value="VENESS"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-187" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM VENESS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 372). On 27th Oct I was in Fleet-street—I saw the last witness with the two prisoners in custody—I made way through the crowd, just as he and another officer were removing the prisoners from the crowd—as Locke left the crowd I heard something drop close to her dress—I spread out my hands to keep the crowd back, and saw this piece of paper on the pavement—I saw it picked up by a boy, and two shillings dropped out of it—he picked them up, and gave them to me—these are them—this is the paper they were wrapped in—it is a portion of the same kind of paper that the half crowns were in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Gross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M'ENTEER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were both the prisoners in cus
<lb/>tody?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and there was a crowd about them—while they were being taken away from the crowd I heard a noise—I did not see anything fall—I cleared away the crowd, and saw this where the female prisoner was—Gilbert was a yard off her at that time—they were being taken away by two officers—it could not have fallen from Gilbert—he was too far away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-188" type="surname" value="PARKINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-188" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD PARKINSON</persName> </hi>. I was in Fleet-street on Saturday afternoon, 27th Oct—I saw a crowd, and the prisoner Locke in charge of a constable—I saw the last witness clear the crowd away—I looked on the ground, and saw a piece of green paper—I picked it up, and two shillings dropped from it—I gave the two shillings to the last witness; and as we were going on, he asked me if I had got the paper—I said, "No"—I went back, and picked it up from the ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-189" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-189" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all bad—two of the half crowns found in</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="185511260028"/>
<p>the paper are from the same mould as the one uttered by Locke—these two shillings are both bad.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">Locke's statement before the Magistrate was here read as follows</hi>:—"I used to work for this prisoner; I repaired his clothes; he was holding a respectable situation at Mr. Brown's, in Camomile-street; he called on me, and sent me to the chemist's shop; I was not aware the half crown was bad."</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">Locke received an excellent character</hi>.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOCKE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-21-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-21-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-21-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GILBERT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-21-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-21-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-21-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 43.—
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<interp inst="t18551126-21-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-21-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-21-18551126 t18551126-21-punishment-25"/>Confined
<hi rend="italic">Nine Months</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18551126-22" type="date" value="18551126"/>
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<p>22.
<persName id="def1-22-18551126" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-22-18551126" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-22-18551126" type="age" value="40"/>
<interp inst="def1-22-18551126" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="def1-22-18551126" type="given" value="ELIZA OWEN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA OWEN BROWN</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18551126-22-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-22-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-22-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">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-191" type="witnessName">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This was between 4 and 5 o'clock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I think the gas was not lighted—she had a bonnet on—I am pre
<lb/>pared to swear that it was the same person who came on Saturday and Wednesday—we have a good many persons come in on a Saturday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-192" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-192" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN LAPPER</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Finch. I was in his shop on Saturday, 27th Oct.—the last witness took up a half crown—he said it was bad, and passed it over to me—I tried it, and broke it into two pieces—I gave one piece to the witness, and he gave it the prisoner—I saw the prisoner again on the Wednesday following—she came to the shop, and asked the price of a small piece of bacon—it came to 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she put down a half crown—I knew she was the same woman, and I said to her, "This is very strange; you were here on Saturday, and now you have got another bad half crown"—she said, "Here is another," and threw down a good one—I hesitated, and she said, "Do you mean to give me my change, or the half crown?"—I said, "No; I shall not give you either till you tell me who you are, and where you live"—she said she lived in Marlborough-road, and I might go with her, and see where she lived—I said I could not go at that moment; I had no one in the shop—I had sent the young man to ask my
<hi rend="italic">governor</hi> whether I should give her in charge—she did not give me any name—I sent for a constable, and gave her into custody—I gave him the half crown and the broken piece.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time was this on the Wednesday?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between 4 and 5 o'clock—I recognised that she was the same person before the half crown was put down—she came up to the counter—I saw her fully.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-193" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-193" type="given" value="JEMIMA"/>JEMIMA MARSH</persName> </hi>. I live at Mr. Brook's, an ironmonger's. On Wednesday, 31st Oct., the prisoner came and bought a tray, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a half crown—I put it into the till—there were two other half crowns there—I gave her change, and she went away—I afterwards saw the same tray in the hands of the constable—the constable looked into the till—there were three half crowns—two were good, and one bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-194" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-194" type="surname" value="MARSH"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-194" type="given" value="THIRZA"/>THIRZA MARSH</persName> </hi>. I am sister of the last witness. I was in the shop on 31st Oct.—I received two half crowns in the morning, I had observed them</p>
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<p>and can sty they were good, I tried them on the counter—I was present when three half crowns were found in the till—one was bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time was the bad one found?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Just after dinner—we dine at 1 o'clock—the other two had been put in, I suppose, between 10 and 11 o'clock—our shop is a furnishing ironmonger's—I and my sister serve in the shop, and a young man—the policeman came about 4 o'clock in the afternoon—when I came down from dinner, the prisoner was in the shop buying the tray.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 224). On 31st Oct., I was sent for to the cheese monger's shop, and the prisoner was given into my custody—she had this tray on her; she told me she bought it in Sloane-stceet of a man that travelled about with these articles, and gave 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it—at the station she was asked where she lived, and her name—she said "Elizabeth Brown"—the inspector asked her how long it was since it was Elizabeth Owen Brown—she then acknowledged that it was Elizabeth Owen Brown—I received from Mr. Lapper this half crown, and this piece of a half crown—I went to Mr. Brooks, the ironmonger, and received this half crown there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where was this tray found on the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When she was searched by a female at the station—she had got it before her—I did not see it till she was at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-196" type="given" value="THIRZA"/>THIRZA MARSH</persName> </hi>. This is the tray I sold the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-197" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half crowns are bad, and this fragment is also bad; they are made of white metal, they will not ring like a good one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I am very sorry; I did not know they were bad; I took them in the way of change.</p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-22-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.** Aged 40.—
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound—I do not recollect exactly what she had—it came to less than a shilling—she gave me a shilling—I tried it, and found it was bad—the prisoner had then gone, and I put the shilling underneath the till—I saw her again on Saturday, 3rd Nov.—she came for a piece of beef, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she gave me a half crown, I found it was bad (I had recognised her as soon as she came into the shop)—T told her the half crown was bad, and she had been there before—she said she had not, and was rather confused—she denied she had been there—she said she was not aware the half crown was bad, and she would go and fetch her husband—she said her husband had received it for wages at the top of Sloane-street—she went out of the shop, I had no one to stop her—I called one of the men from tea, and he went and brought her back with a constable—I gave the shilling and half crown to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 222). T took the prisoner on this charge—she was searched or a female, and 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on her—I asked her where she got the half crown, she said from selling her goods—she said she was a hawker of caps.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-201" type="witnessName">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> I was selling a few dress caps; that was how I got the half crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-23-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 33.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-23-18551126 t18551126-23-punishment-27"/>Confined Six Months</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud:</rs> to which he</p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-24-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 22.—
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<interp inst="t18551126-25-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 29.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-206" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARR</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet maker. My warehouses are Nos. 115 and 116, Curtain-road; my son has the charge of them, and sleeps there—I was there on the afternoon of 9th Nov.—I left at 5 o'clock, these tables and other articles were safe—I saw them the next morning at the station house—the prisoner was then in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-207" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-207" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-207" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARR</persName> </hi>, Jun. I sleep on those premises. On the night of 9th Nov., I fastened up the warehouse doors at 8 o'clock—about 5 minutes before 7 o'clock the next morning, I discovered the gate was open which I had fastened the night before, and put the chain up—it must have been opened from the inside—I think it would be easy for any person to secrete themselves there in the evening.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 94). I was on duty on the morning of 10th Nov., in the neighbourhood of Worship-street—I saw the prisoner carrying these tables and this fire screen—I followed him about 200 yards—I then asked him where he was going to take them—he said to Mr. Pen
<lb/>nington's, in Long-alley—I said, "I shall go and see if it is all right"—I then asked him where he brought them from—he said from a place in Hoxton—I went there, and there was no one at the place he described—I took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was asked to carry these things.</p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-26-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.** Aged 21.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-211" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH BURGWIN</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer, and live in King-street, Covent
<lb/>garden. On Friday evening, 16th Nov., I was in the shop—the prisoner Scales came in a little after 5 o'clock, just as the gas was lighted—she wanted some paper and gave me a shilling—I said it was bad, and I rung the bell—she told me her name was Ann Walker—I said, "Have you any mother?" she said, "No"—I said, "I will send my young woman with you, you shall not get off so easy "—she said she did not expect to get off go easy—she said, "My brother gave it me to buy the paper; he is going to write a letter "—I asked where her brother was, she said he was outside—I sent for a policeman—he came in, and the prisoner Johnson followed him in, and said, "What is the matter?"—I told him—he said he was very sorry indeed, and he offered me a good shilling for the bad one—the police
<lb/>man said, "I don't think this lady will take the shilling"—I said I should be very sorry to do anything to hurt a child having no mother or father—Johnson said, "I will go to the station with you"—he said he gave the child the shilling, that he had received change for a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—Scales was taken to the station—Johnson said, "I will go and tell the inspector the truth, that I gave her the shilling"—he went with us as far as the corner of Russell-street—he then ran away—I heard no more of him till the Sunday morning, when I was sent for to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Johnson</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you swear that I told the child that I gave her the shilling, or sent her for the paper?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You said you had given her a shilling to get some paper, and you asked if she had met any one who gave her a shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-212" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-212" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-212" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-212" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, T</hi> 45). I produce this shilling, which I got from the last witness—I took Scales to the station, she was searched and no money found upon her—Johnson said he gave Scales the shilling to fetch him a pennyworth of writing paper, if that was a bad one he was very sorry, and he offered another shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you say that I said I gave her the shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and you said you would bring the man forward who gave it to you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-213" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-213" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-213" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-213" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH GREEN</persName> </hi>. I searched Scales at the station, I found nothing upon her—I told her not to laugh—she said her brother gave her the shilling—I said, "You was here the other day"—she said, "It was not me, it was my other sister"—I thought she was there, but I could not positively say so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-214" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-214" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-214" type="surname" value="HINDS"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-214" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HINDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, C</hi> 200). On Saturday, 17th Nov., Johnson was given into my custody, on another charge, in Dudley-street—I took him to Bow-street, and searched him—I found two half crowns and three shillings, wrapped in paper, in his left hand pocket, and two half crowns in the lining of his hat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-215" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-215" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-215" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-215" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi> This shilling that was offered is bad—these other three shillings are bad, and two of them are from one mould; the half crowns are bad, and are all from one mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson's Defence.</hi> On the Friday my brother called and asked me to lend him five shillings, I went to borrow them; I met him and gave him a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece to take what he wanted; this girl came up, and I said to her, "Wait here;" my brother said, "When are you going to write to your uncle?" I said I would do so at once, and I gave the child a shilling to get some paper; while she was gone my brother left; I went round the corner and saw the child in the shop; I asked what was the matter, she said it was a bad shilling; I said to the lady, "I will give you another;" she said she would not take it, being persuaded by her next door neighbour; the shilling passed through several hands; the lady said she would give the child into custody; I said I would go and bring the person from whom I had got it; while I was going, I thought as I had had a quarrel with my brother that he gave it to the child to serve me a trick; I ran away, and met my brother; I taxed him with having given the child a bad shilling; he said he had not, I asked him to come and see the child and get her away; he said it was useless, as the child had probably been discharged; with respect to the money found upon me, I had felt very much annoyed on the Saturday morning, and did not go to work; I met a friend who was employed, and we met some friends, and went to a public house and a gentleman came in and pulled this hat on my eyes, and as to where the money came from I know nothing about; what is easier than for two or three pieces of coin to be slipped into one's pocket? we find, repeatedly, that thieves do nothing but take purses, and empty them, and put them in some one else's pocket; this hat is not mine (
<hi rend="italic">putting it on his head</hi>) it is a great deal too big for me; my hat was altogether different to this, as this child will acknowledge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SCALES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-27-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18551126-27-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18551126-27-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-27-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18551126-27-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-27-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-27-18551126 t18551126-27-punishment-31"/>Confined Six Months</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">Johnson was subsequently sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment upon another indictment, for which see Third Court, Thursday</hi>.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1855.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERLE</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Mr. Ald
<hi rend="smallCaps">EAGLETON</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">RUSSELL GURNEY</hi>. Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Erle and the Third Jury</hi>.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-28-18551126 t18551126-28-punishment-32"/>Four Years Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN COX</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, purporting to a Bank of England note, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLARKSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BAYLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-219" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-219" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-219" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-219" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Baker, a silk mercer, of Nos. 3 and 4, Ludgate-hill. On Wednesday evening, 31st Oct., the prisoner came to the shop, between 6 and 7 o'clock—she asked for some dresses—I showed her some—she selected one at a guinea, and some linen, which amounted to 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I made out a bill, and gave it to her, and she tendered me a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in payment—I took it to the desk and examined it; and, not liking it, I took it back to her again—I noticed the name of Paw
<lb/>son, and some other name at the back—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the note—I gave it back to the prisoner, and told her that I was not able to give her change, but I would take her address, and send the parcel in the morning with the change—she said she rather wanted the dress that evening—I told her it could not make much difference whether she had it at that time in the evening, or in the morning—I asked her for her name and address, and she gave "Mary Cox, No. 5, Union-street, Borough-road "—I put the parcel up in paper, ready to to be taken next morning, and put it in the usual place for parcels—the prisoner was an entire stranger, I had never seen her in the shop before—she was five or six minutes in the shop—it was soon after 6 o'clock when she left, between 6 and 7 o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-220" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-220" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-220" type="surname" value="SOAR"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-220" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SOAR</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at Mr. William Bickley's shawl and mantle warehouse, No. 7, Ludgate-street, not many yards from Ludgate-hill. On Wednesday, 31st Oct., the prisoner came to our shop, between 7 and 8 o'clock, nearer 7 than 8—she wished to look at a mantle—I showed her several—she selected one at 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and presented a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in payment—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—I passed it to Miss Payne to be handed to Mr. Bick
<lb/>ley, who was at the desk—he called me to him, and in consequence of what he said, I went to the prisoner and asked if she had any smaller change—she said she had not—I then asked her name and address—she gave me "Mary Ann Cox, No. 5, Union-street, Borough-road," which I wrote on the back of the note in her presence—I find that on this note there is also the name of Pawson and Co.—I saw that at the time—they are persons carrying on a large business in St. Paul's churchyard—finding that the pri
<lb/>soner had no change, I again sent the note to Mr. Bickley by Miss Payne—she returned with the change, and gave it to the prisoner—I packed up the mantle in brown paper, and the prisoner left with it—the note was brought back, stamped "forged," on the Monday following—it is customary for persons in business to put their names upon notes in their possession—seeing Pawson and Co. upon this note led me to suppose it had passed through their hands.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say it is customary for persons who have notes to put their names upon them; did you put the name of Bickley on this note?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, nobody has done so—the prisoner was quite a stranger—I know Mr. Baker's shop—I do not know whether they sell mantles—we do not sell dresses, only shawls and mantles.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-221" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-221" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-221" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-221" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COOPER</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>. We sell mantles—I saw the mantle in question at Guildhall—we have mantles of that description—we have an immense stock of mantles, several thousands.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-222" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-222" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-222" type="surname" value="PAYNE"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-222" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Bickley. On 31st Oct. I saw the prisoner come in—I have heard the evidence of Mr. Soar, it is correct—I gave the prisoner 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. change.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-223" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-223" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-223" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-223" type="given" value="JOSIAH"/>JOSIAH SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Baker, of Ludgate-hill. On Thurs
<lb/>day, 1st Nov., about 9 o'clock in the morning, when I got to business, I saw a parcel on the counter directed to Mrs. Cox, Union-street—I took the parcel there—I inquired for Mrs. Cox, and the prisoner came into the pas
<lb/>sage, and then showed me into a small room—I said I had brought the parcel that she had purchased the previous evening—she then gave me a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—I examined it, and saw W. Bowman, of Woolwich, on the back, and I think the name of Pawson and Co.—this is the note—I had not been in the shop on the previous evening when the prisoner tendered the note—I said. I had not change with me, but if she would allow me, I would send her change in about half an hour—I was about to return with the parcel and the note, when the prisoner said, "Oh! no, you are not going to take the parcel as well as the note"—I said that she might depend upon having the change, as ours was a respectable house, and I gave her one of our cards—after some little hesitation, she allowed me to take both the note and the parcel—she told me she had received the note from a sailor who had been sleeping with her for three nights, and that he had sailed for the Crimea—I returned to the shop with the note and the parcel, and sent it to the Bank by the apprentice; it was returned, marked "forged"—I am sure this is the note, the apprentice's writing is on the back—about an hour after this, the prisoner came to Mr. Baker's shop—she said she bad come for the change of the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note that she had given me—I presented the note to her, saying it was a forged one—she said she believed it was a good one, and it was given to her by a sailor—I said as she doubted it being a bad one, she had better go with me to the inspector, and he would prove that the note was a forged one—she said, "You had better send for the inspector; let him come here"—I then went to the police station, a sergeant came back with me, and the prisoner and I went with him to the station—I left the prisoner there, and the note—I did not give her in charge—she informed the inspector where she obtained the note.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> When he brought the parcel, I did not hesitate a moment to let him have the note; he promised to come back in half an hour; I waited an hour, and then went to the shop; as to telling him how I got the note, I did not until I went to the shop; I asked him why he did not return with the parcel and the note, and he said the note was a forged note; I said I was not aware of it, a sailor gave it to me; he asked if I would like to go across to the inspector, and I said, "Yes," and I went by myself to the station; no policeman came to the shop to take me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>, I am sure she said at her lodging that a sailor gave it her—she told me so both times—she went to the station voluntarily, I had no idea of giving her in charge—she acted quite as if she believed it was a genuine note—there was nothing to show that she had any misgiving about it—the inspector sent</p>
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<p>the sergeant to the shop, and he said to her, "Perhaps you will walk with me?"—she went to the station by herself, quite voluntarily.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-224" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-224" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-224" type="surname" value="SHELFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-224" type="given" value="ADAM"/>ADAM SHELFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City police inspector</hi>). On Thursday, 1st Nov., Scott brought to me what purported to be a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and in consequence of what he said, I sent a police constable back with him—this was about 2 o'clock—the constable returned in two or three minutes with the prisoner and Scott—I had then got the note from Scott—I showed it to the prisoner, and asked her if she would give an account of how the note came into her possession—she said that a sailor whom she knew by the name of Charlton had stopped with her the three previous nights to her endeavouring to utter it, and on the morning he gave her that note—she said that he had stopped with her at her lodging, No. 5, Union-street, Borough-road, and she said that when he gave her the note he said to her, "Here,
<hi rend="italic">Polly</hi>, here is a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note for you "—she only gave me an account of that one 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, she never mentioned any second note—she said that Charlton lived at the Sailors' Home, in Wellclose-square, and that he had stopped with her on other occasions, she had been down the river with him on parties of pleasure, but that had been a long time before—she said she had known him on board the ship
<hi rend="italic">Harriett</hi>—Mr. Scott refused to charge her with any offence, and I let her go—I sent Gayler, an officer, to make some inquiry regarding her—I saw no more of her until she was in custody at Guildhall on the Saturday week following—I gave the note to Gayler after marking it—this is the note.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18551126-name-225" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18551126-name-225" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-225" type="surname" value="GAYLER"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-225" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GAYLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>). On Monday, 5th Nov., in consequence of information I received, I apprehended the prisoner in Carlisle-lane, Lam
<lb/>beth, about 11 o'clock at night; she was in the street—I told her that she answered the description of a person who had passed a forged note at Mr. Bickley's, No. 7, Ludgate-street, on 31st Oct.—she said, "That sailor took me in"—I asked her what she had done with the mantle that I had seen her with a night or two ago—she said that she had got tipsy, and some of the girls stole it from her—I said, "I happen to know better than that, for you pledged it, and took the scarf that you have now got on out at the same time"—she then said she meant to say that she had lost the duplicate, but she did not get the scarf out at the same time, but the same evening—I took her to the station—she was there asked her address—she said she had no address, she was staying with a friend—I did not see her searched—a female searched her—I have been to the Sailors' Home, in Wellclose
<lb/>square, and made inquiries for a sailor named Charlton—they said there had been a scamping fellow there, about eighteen months or two years ago, but they had turned him out, there was no such person there then—I went to the docks and different wharfs, and inquired for the ship
<hi rend="italic">Harriett</hi>, there was no such ship.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> That is to say, you could not find it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I had seen the prisoner a night or two before I took her into custody—I had been watching her from the time of Baker's occurrence—we heard nothing of Mr. Bickley's note being forged until 5th Nov.—I was watching her in consequence of directions from the inspector—I saw her at different times.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I did not say I had been staying with a friend; I said I had been staying at a coffee shop in the Westminster-road.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> She said with a friend, but I believe she afterwards said it was a coffee shop—she said, "I have no home, I have been staying with a friend"—the inspector afterwards said, "Now, please to give your address," and she said it was a coffee shop.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you watched her close enough to know where she was living in those days?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I did not know where she was living—I saw her of an evening—I saw her two evenings after Baker's job, before we knew anything of Bickley's—I was on that particular business—I knew the part of the town she used—I had not seen her go to the pawn shop, I had had information about it—she did not mention the coffee shop where she was staying—there are many coffee shops in the Westminster-road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I told him it was the one near Mr. Hart's; I staid there two nights after I left my lodging, and at another coffee shop at the corner of the Waterloo-road, one night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-226" type="surname" value="LIEBRECHT"/>
<interp inst="t18551126-name-226" type="given" value="EBENEZER"/>EBENEZER LIEBRECHT</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, in Malina-place, Westminster-road. On Saturday, 3rd Nov., about 7 or 8 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came and pawned this mantle for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—about a quarter of an hour afterwards she sent a young woman, who was with her when she pawned the mantle, to redeem a scarf that was in pledge for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I had known the pri
<lb/>soner for about two months—she had pawned things with me for some time—she always pawned in her own name, Mary Cox, Union-street, Borough-road—she gave the same name and address on this occasion I do not remember how long before the 3rd she had pawned anything—she came in with this mantle on the Friday evening—it was weir—she had been wear
<lb/>ing it in the rain, and I would not take it in then—the scarf that was redeemed on the Saturday evening had not been in many days—I think it was longer than the Thursday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I pawned it on the Thursday.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I cannot remem
<lb/>ber that.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18551126-name-227" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SOAR</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>. I believe this to be the mantle the prisoner bought of me.</p