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<p>On the Queen's Commission of the Peace,</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 7th, 1856, and following Days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID SALOMONS</hi>, Lord Mayor of the City of London; Sir Cresswell Cresswell, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir Charles Crompton, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench: Sir Chapman Mar
<lb/>shall, Knt; Sir James Duke, Bart., M.P.;
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-1" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Challis</persName>, Esq., M.P.; and Thomas Sidney, Esq., Aldermen of the said City: The Right Hon. James Archibald Stuart Wortley, Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City: Sir Robert Walter Garden, Knt; Sir Henry Muggeridge, Knt; and
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Lawrence</persName>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City: Russell Gurney, Esq., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and Michael Prender
<lb/>gast, Esq., Q.C., Judge of the Sheriff's Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD HARTLEY KENNEDY</hi>, Esq., Ald.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ANDERSON ROSE</hi>, Esq., Ald.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAVID HENBY STONE</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES ANDERSON ROSE</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SALOMONS, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1856.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Bight Hon. The
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MAR
<lb/>SHALL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart., M.P., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Ald.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-399-18560407 t18560407-399-punishment-1"/>Four Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">a year; that the amount he had embezzled exceeded</hi> 1,200
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1856.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi> Knt., Ald.; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 660). I went with the last witness—I went upstairs—I found the two prisoners—Burman was lying on a bed—I told her to get up—she got up, and I discovered this rope and some other things that she was lying upon—I found the shoulder of mutton—I asked Burman where she got it—she said she bought it in Brick-lane—I said, "Where?"—she said, "No, I forgot myself, I bought it in Newgate-market"—this box of cigars was under her head.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>) 634). I was with the other officers—I went up stairs and took Higgins—he was sitting by the fire—he had some yeast about him—I told him I was a police officer, and was come in search of some property—I asked him if he knew anything about it—he said, "No"—I asked him how long he had been in the house—he said, "Two I hours"—in a chair I found a butcher's chopper, which bad a quantity of yeast on it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-23" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live in Foster-street, Half Moon-street. I have known the prisoner two years—I have been cohabiting with him about eight months—he left me on Thursday, 6th March, and on 8th March I met him in the street—he said he had had no breakfast, and the person he was with had taken his jacket, and gone away—I took my shawl to a leaving shop, and I was with him till 10 o'clock at night—he wanted me to give him his supper—I said I was not prepared to give it him—he was dreadful angry—I called him a murderer, and struck him—he struck me—I called him a murderer because we were quarrelling about a penny pie—he struck me with his hand—I was on the stairs—he said, "Come in," and he took me and struck me, and kicked me, I believe—I became insen
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I left you in a public house, and I went to get a jacket, and when I came back you were in company with a man and woman; he called for half a pint of gin, and we both partook of it till it was gone; we went to get a pie; you gave me 2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it; you
<hi rend="italic">blowed me up</hi>in the street, and tore the collar of my shirt.
<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>. I have no recollection of doing that; he brought the pie out, and gave it to me; I struck him in the room; I had a glass of gin, and the prisoner had several drops; I have no recollection of falling over a box; I might have done so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-24" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MACLEOD</persName> </hi>. I did live at No. 11, Foster-street, with the last witness—I remember the time she was hurt—I came home about 9 o'clock that evening—Mrs. Brooks and the prisoner were on the landing of the stairs—Mrs. Brooks ran down stairs—I went back with her into the room—I I sat down, and had my tea—there was something wanting—I had 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my pocket—I pulled the box out of my pocket—I had just got it out, and this man took the box, and took the lid off—I do not know whether he gave it to Mrs. Brooks—she then sent me for a penny candle—she then said to him, "Why don't you give the boy his money?"—he said, "What is that to you?" and he took her up, and threw her down on the floor, and hit her three times with his fist, and kicked her three times with his shoe while she was down—he kicked her three times in the ribs—he then put on his hat, and ran down stairs—when he threw her down, she did not fall on a box, but on the floor—she fainted—I ran down to fetch a policeman, but I saw the other boy had got one, and he came up stairs—when the prisoner hit her, Mrs. Brooks said, "If you hit me again, this shall be the last time."</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-25" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FISHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 672). I was on duty in Foster-street—I went to the third floor of No. 11—I saw Mrs. Brooks lying on her back on the floor, a large pool of blood was under her head, and blood was running from her mouth and nose—I sent for a doctor, and removed her to the hospital—I took the prisoner into custody, and told him it was for assault
<lb/>ing a woman at No. 11, Foster-street—he told me he did strike her in the face, but he did not think it was serious.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-26" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Brooks was brought there on the morning of the 9th—she was in a stupified state, and extremely weak—there was a blow on the face, on the right eye—there was a slight bruise on the nose—there was some tenderness on the</p>
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<p>back part of the head, which might have been induced by a fall or a kick on the head—on the lower part of the stomach were marks which might have been by kicks, a bandage had been put on in the London Hospital, and a plaister on the back—the blows appeared to have been inflicted with violence—the ribs, I believe, had been broken, but that was not done at that time—on her face was the mark of dirt, which might have been by dirt in the hand, or by a foot.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of a common assault.</hi> </rs> Aged 51.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1856.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES DUKE</hi>, Bart., Ald.; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-405-18560407 t18560407-405-punishment-7"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-407-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.† Aged 25
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-407-18560407 t18560407-407-punishment-10"/>—Six Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-51" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH DAW</persName> </hi>. I am principal clerk to the Commissioners of Sewers of the City of London. Matthew Shrimpton was, in his life time, employed by the Commissioners to do some smith's work—at Christmas last the sum of 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was due to him—a bill for that amount was sent in, and after being examined and passed by the proper authorities, an order was made out for its payment, on or about 18th Jan., in the usual course—the Commissioners act under the authority of the 11 and 12 Vict. c. 143—on 4th Feb. the prisoner came to my office at Guildhall—he asked me if Shrimpton's account was passed—I said, "Yes"—I then turned to the book, and asked him if he was Matthew Shrimpton—he said he was—I then handed him this book for the purpose of his signing it—it is a book in which we enter all the warrants that are paid, and the party to whom it is given simply signs an acknowledgment of the receipt of the warrant from me—I had seen Matthew Shrimpton, but I did not recollect it at that moment—the prisoner signed the book—this is it—he signed this "Matthew Shrimpton"—I then gave him the warrant—I did not at that time know that Matthew Shrimpton was dead—I knew it two or three days after the warrant had been paid—upon that I reported the circumstance, and was instructed to have the prisoner taken into custody—I gave orders to have him taken some fortnight or three weeks afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it not much longer than that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I speak from memory, I think it was about three weeks after
<lb/>wards—I think three or four days elapsed after that before he was taken—there were a great many accounts due on 4th Feb.—these entries are the dates upon which the warrants in question were signed, not when the money was due—persons come in for the warrants from day to day—I think it must have been three or four days after this transaction before my atten
<lb/>tion was drawn to it—a party called on me—I do not know his name, I have seen him since, he was a man who, I had every reason to believe, worked for the deceased person; he was not examined before the magis
<lb/>trate—I have a perfect recollection of the words used by the prisoner when he came—I recollect the very words, simply because I do recollect them—there was nothing particular to call it to my mind—I asked him the ques
<lb/>tion distinctly, if he were Matthew Shrimpton—I had a shadow of a doubt as it were, not immediately recognising the features of the man; but I see thousands of persons in the course of the year, and I therefore said, "Are you Matthew Shrimpton?"—I have not the smallest doubt I asked him the question in those very words—I recollected that I knew Matthew Shrimp
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am the cashier in the Chamberlain's Office. On 4th Feb. this warrant for 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., came into my hands—I believe the prisoner to be the person from whom I received it—at the first examination at the Mansion-house, not having seen the prisoner before to my knowledge, I requested the Magistrate that he might put on his hat, and he at once acknowledged that he was the party who received the money—I paid him the amount, and he wrote this receipt, "Received, Feb. 4, 1856, the sum of
<hi rend="italic">ninetween</hi> pounds, 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., for this warrant. Matthew Shrimpton; 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—I first asked him if his name was Shrimpton, on his present
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560407-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560407-name-53" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-53" type="surname" value="SHRIMPTON"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-53" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY SHRIMPTON</persName> </hi>. I am the widow of the deceased Matthew Shrimpton.—he died on 28th Jan.—I live at No. 42, Charlotte-street, Old-street-road—the prisoner is my husband's brother—I have the probate of my husband's will—I am the executrix—I have proved it—I knew that my husband had done some work for the Commissioners of Sewers, and I knew that at his death there was money due to him—I never gave any authority for the prisoner to receive it—he did not know that his brother had left a will—I did not give him any authority to pass by the name of his brother Matthew—I have never received any portion of the 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from him, or any
<lb/>body else—two or three days after my husband's death, I told him that I had got that money coming to me—the prisoner was in the house at the time of my husband's death—since my husband's death he has never said anything to me on the subject, either of authority or anything else, regarding the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When was it you first knew that he had received it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the Tuesday after my husband's death—he died on the Monday, 18th—I have not received one farthing of this money—the prisoner has never paid me any money—I have never received any money on his account, and never received any portion of this money—I have not received 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from him—I have not received 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from anybody since my husband's death, nor any money whatever—I was not aware that he was going to receive this money—I did not on the morning of 4th Feb. bring him a coat and hat, and tell him to put them on, to go and receive the money, as he was in his working dress—he was not in partnership with my husband at the present time; he had been eight or nine years ago; they were joint executors under their father's will—he had not to pay several of the debts—he was not with my husband for several days before he died, only on the Friday and Saturday—he has not paid any rent for me, nor for my husband, that I know of—Mr. Hayward was my landlord—I do not know that the prisoner paid some rent that was due to Mr. Hayward—I have never heard of that—I did not give him into custody early in Feb.—I did not call in two policemen to give him into custody—two policemen came in—I was not rather merry—there was a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> in which my husband had an interest—the prisoner had not authority to sell that
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—he did not sell the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> and hand me over the proceeds—he never handed me any money at all—I have not received any money as the proceeds of that
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—I had 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of the man that bought it—3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid, and a bill given for the remainder—the prisoner asked me if he should sell the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> for me, and I said, "Yes," as I wanted money—I received the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. after my husband's death—I do not know of the prisoner becoming responsible to the undertaker for the charge of the funeral—I paid that myself—I gave the bill that was given to me on account of the
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did your husband die in poor circumstances?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the prisoner asked my permission to sell the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> for me—it was sold for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid to me, and a bill for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was given—I have not received the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I handed it myself to the undertaker—the prisoner had no interest in the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—I have never received a farthing of the money from the Commissioners—I never authorised him to receive it—I do not know what property my husband died possessed of—Mr. Myers sold it for me—it was timber—it realized about 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have not received as much as 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from my husband's estate, nor 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—his property was valued at under 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-54" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HUGGETT</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer of the City police—I took the prisoner into custody on the morning of 13th March, at a beer shop, or the pay office of the Turkish Contingent, in Westminster; that is where they receive their daily pay—I told him I was an officer, and I should appre
<lb/>hend him for obtaining 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from the Commissioners of Sewers, by falsely representing himself as his brother Matthew—he said, "My name is William Shrimpton"—I told him it was no use his telling me that, for I knew him as Thomas Shrimpton—he said, "Well, I had authority from her to draw it, and she had a portion of the money"—I asked him, "Who do you mean by
<hi rend="italic">her</hi>?"—he said, "Why Mrs. Matthew Shrimpton"—he like
<lb/>wise stated, that he was present with his brother Matthew on the Friday and Saturday, and likewise the day of his death.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> had a knowledge of him; I knew his brother Matthew, and I had a knowledge of him for a reason—I knew he was Thomas Shrimpton; my first knowledge of him was some years back—I do not think be knew me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SHRIMPTON</persName> </hi>. I am a wheelwright, and reside in Paradise-place, Oliver-lane, Shoreditch. I am the brother of the prisoner and Matthew Shrimpton—this paper (
<hi rend="italic">looking at one</hi>) is very much like my brother Mat
<lb/>thew's handwriting—I do not exactly believe it to be his, I cannot swear to it—it is very much like it—I can read and write—I belive it to be similar to his handwriting, but I cannot exactly swear to his handwriting; to the best of my belief it is his handwriting—(
<hi rend="italic">This paper was as follows:</hi> "I authorise my brother
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> to receive 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Guildhall, Jan. 26, 1856. Matthew Shrimpton.")—the two brothers were left executors uuder my father's will—I know of the prisoner having been imprisoned at Whitecross-street for eighteen months, at the suit of the Crown—I have heard my brother Matthew say he owed
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> money, but whether he ever settled it or not I do not know—that was six months before his death—I heard Matthew say, when he gave me some money when I worked there, a fortnight before his death, that he must send some one after the money from the City Commissioners, he must send Thomas, or some one—he said that within a fortnight of his death—he was ill at that time, too ill to go himself—what the prisoner was imprisoned for, was a party concern, as far as I could understand; the prisoner had to pay 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to get out—I never heard Matthew say anything about repaying any portion of it—my brother died on the 28th—the prisoner has since my brother's death paid me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for work I had done for Matthew—on the morning of 4th Feb., I was at Mrs. Shrimpton's house at work—the prisoner was there—I heard a conversation about his going to receive money in the city—the widow was up stairs—the</p>
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<p>conversation was with her—she wanted money, she wished that Thomas could get a few pounds—he said he would get some money—Mrs. Shrimp
<lb/>ton lent him a coat and hat to go into the city after the money—I did not hear either of them say anything about the coat and hat, but I was up stairs at the time—I saw him when he had the coat and hat on—Mrs. Shrimpton gave it to him—she said he had better put it on than the old one he hid got—I saw her give it him—he had his working dress on before—I heard no further conversation about what the money was—I saw them together again in the evening part of the same day—the prisoner came back there; he had been having a drop, and he threw some money on the table—I do not know exactly how much—it was gold—there were five or six pieces, I sup
<lb/>pose—this was in the room where the deceased was lying—there was no other conversation at that time that I can recollect.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you examined before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was not there—I remember my father's will—he had not made a will, and left me out altogether—he had made a will—I never went to my father with a knife in my hand—I never threatened to stab him if he did not make a different will—I do not know whether he made two wills; I never saw but one—I do not know who took up the money that the prisoner threw down—I was sober—I was at work there, below stairs—I worked there for two or three days after my brother's death—the prisoner paid me for that—I asked him for the money, because I could get none up stairs—I do not know whether the widow had any or not—if she had, she kept it—I asked the prisoner if he could oblige me on Matthew's account—I did not threaten to tell that he had got the money, if he did not—I threatened nothing—I did not threaten to tell the widow that he had got the money from Guildhall, if he did not pay me—I swear that—Iam a wheelwright—my brother was so bad, for three or four days before he died, that he could not feed himself, nor yet lay hold of a spoon to put it to his mouth—this paper very much resembles his writing—I believe this was all written at the same time—I do not mean to swear that the top part is in the same writing as the bottom—I think that the top part was written by one, and the signature by another—there are two handwritings here, according to my opinion.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know that your brother's will is dated 28th Jan., the day before he died?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I first saw this paper to-day—I never saw it before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-56" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAYWARD</persName> </hi>. The prisoner has paid me 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. since the decease of Matthew Shrinipton—I had not asked the widow for the money—she has paid me the balance since—the 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid me for the rent of some premises that Matthew Shrimpton occupied—that was due from him in his lifetime—it was paid on 4th Feb.—the widow paid the balance on 25th—that was 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that was for rent down to 25th Feb., when she quitted, rent accruing after her husband's death—it was not a balance of what was due from her husband—the prisoner paid me the 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for rent up to 4th Feb., and he engaged to continue the arch—he paid me 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in advance, which brought it down to the 11th—I saw no more of him on the 11th, nor did he take possession, but on the 18th the widow gave me notice to quit the arch, and during that week they cleared the premises—on the 25th the widow, with a friend of hers, brought me the key, and paid me the 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> These were not premises that she was living in?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; an arch of the Eastern Counties Railway, attached to the premises I occupy—it was occupied by Matthew Shrimpton when I took possessions</p>
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<p>of the premises—I believe Thomas and William Shrimpton came together on 4th Feb., when the 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid, and William took the arch, but he did not take possession, as the widow held the key.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-411-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 44.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ANGUS</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18560407-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560407-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-59" type="given" value="THOMAS DANIEL LEGG"/>THOMAS DANIEL LEGG GOOZEE</persName> </hi>. I live at Old Ford Lock-cottage, Bow, and am a house and estate agent. On the night of 3rd March I was returning home, about a quarter or half past 12 o'clock—I was near North-terrace, Victoria-park—that is adjoining the Old Ford-road, just before you come to the park—it was on my way home—I was alone—when I had passed a short distance up North-terrace, I was taken by the collar by the prisoner, and tripped up by his foot—he came from behind me—I know it was the prisoner, because he did not escape from me—he was seized by the policeman—I did not know him at the time he seized me by the collar—I never saw him before—while I was on my back he thrust his finger, down my neck tie, and tried to throttle me—I said to him, "Don't take my life away, for the sake of my family; what I have got you are welcome to"—as soon as I uttered those words, a policeman came up very suddenly, and turned on his light—the prisoner let go, jumped on his feet, and said, "All right, officer; it is a friend of mine; it is Mr. Forrester"—I immediately got up, laid hold of the prisoner, and said to the officer, "I am not Mr. Forrester; he is your prisoner," and he took him into custody—he was not out of my sight from the time he laid hold of me till the officer took him—I was wearing a watch and chain—the prisoner was standing over me, in the act of undoing my coat, at the time the officer came up—it was buttoned up as it is now—I had been drinking, but was not drunk—I knew what I was about as much as I do now, and signed my name to the charge—I had been superintending some repairs in that locality, and called in, and stopped there several hours—I cannot say how much I had been drinking, but I could walk steadily.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many hours were you at the public house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I went about 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and stopped till 12 o'clock—I never went out of the house—I may have been there eight hours—I had not been drinking all the time—I might take a glass of porter when I went—I am not much of a drinker—a pint of porter will last me two or three hours—I might have also taken a glass of grog—I did not take many glasses of grog—we had three or four pots of porter, but I do not. suppose I drank one pot—I was drinking with other people—several people came in (I have some houses round about there), they spoke to me, and passed the pot or the glass—I do not recollect that I was drinking spirits, but the landlord is here—I was not drinking with the prisoner, to my knowledge—I never saw him before in my life—I had got a dog there—if a halfpenny or a penny falls from your hand on the ground, he will pick it up—halfpenny fell down, and I said, "If you will put it on the counter, he will jump and take it off"—he picked up a halfpenny once or twice—I very likely had him on the counter, but I do not remember it—he is as likely to have been on the counter as off—I will say he was—I do not recol
<lb/>lect drinking with the prisoner—we did not leave the house together—I do not recollect saying, "Good night" to him, and asking him which way he was going—I swear that he did not say he vonld go with me—I do not remem
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<p>seeing him at all—the first I saw of him was his coming up and seizing me—I had not any money with me—I asked Mr. Beale, in the public house, to lend me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he said, "You can have as much as you want"—the other persons were near enough to hear, and must have heard, if they had been paying attention—I cannot tell whether my coat was buttoned at the public house, but it was when I was thrown down—I had a watch and a silver chain washed with gold—I have got it now—it received no damage—I had a great coat on, which was buttoned—I wore it at the public house—I had been drinking—I was not drunk—I knew how to transact business.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many persons were present?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There were a great number of persons before the bar—several came in whom I have known some years—I was there six or seven hours—persons were coming in and going out during that time—I did not notice whether the prisoner was there—there were eight or ten persons before the bar, sometimes more and some
<lb/>times less.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-60" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WOODHURST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, K</hi> 363). On 4th March, about a quarter pest 1 o'clock in the morning, I was on duty at Bethnal-green, and heard some persons talking—shortly afterwards I heard some person fall to the ground—before I arrived at the spot, I heard a person say, "You are welcome to take all I have got, but do not take my life, for the sake of my wife and family"—I went up, and saw the prosecutor lying on the ground, on his back, and the prisoner laying hold of his coat collar or stock—I showed my light, and the prisoner let go his hold—I said, "What are you doing with the man?—he said, "It is a friend of mine—he called him Forest, or Forrester, and told him to get up—he told me that he was going to see him home, as they had been drinking together at Mr. Beale's public house, Church-street, Bethnal-green—the prosecutor then got up, seized the prisoner by the bosom of his shirt, pulled him towards me, told me to take him into custody for knocking him down with intent to rob him, and said that he did not know him at all—I took him to the station—the prosecutor had been drinking, but was quite capable of what he was doing—he walked by himself, and walked steadily—he perfectly knew what he was about—he seemed agitated.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say that he had been drinking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From his appearance, he seemed much agitated after getting up—he was rather hoarse, but I could understand every word he said—I thought he had been drinking because he seemed nervous—I do not know whether it was from the fall or from drink; he was shaking rather—the prisoner did not appear to have been drinking at all—they were in the path over the side of the road—there is no step from the footpath into the road, the path is a little higher, but there is no kerb stone—he was about the centre of the path, and the prisoner was nearer to the wall, but was not down, he was only stooping—the prosecutor was on the ground—I was fourteen or fifteen yards from them when I heard the conversation—I could not hear what they were talking about—I heard the fall not more than two minutes after the con
<lb/>versation—it was a dark night, and I could not see how they fell—the prisoner seemed perfectly sober, and so he did at the station—when the pro
<lb/>secutor said, "You are welcome to all I have; do not take my life, for the sake of my wife and children," the prisoner did not answer; there was only one voice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When the charge was made at the station, did the pro
<lb/>secutor sign it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the charge sheet is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-61" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BEALE</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Swan Inn, Church-street, Shore
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<p>On Monday night, 3rd March, the prisoner was at my house, and the prosecutor also—I had never seen the prisoner before to my knowledge; they were both there at the same time, an hour and a half or two hours—they were in each other's company, and occasionally drinking together—I am quite sure of that—there were two or three females, and one or two males at one time, and ten or twelve at other times—the prosecutor was drinking indiscriminately with anybody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The prosecutor was drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and the pri
<lb/>soner was a little drunk, but not so bad as the prosecutor; you could see it by his appearance—I saw the prosecutor leave, the prisoner had left three-quarters of an hour before that—he could have been there without my see
<lb/>ing him, as I was not always at the bar; my daughter was there—I shook hands with the prosecutor when he left—I lent him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he had a dog on the counter, and I told him I did not allow dogs to show tricks on my coun
<lb/>ter—the dog kept jumping on and off, exhibiting tricks for ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—it was licensing day, and I had to go away—when I came back I found the prosecutor there, he was in a very merry mood and was treating everybody, but had not much money with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long were you absent at a time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> five or ten minutes—the prisoner could not have been at the bar where I could not see him—I missed him three-quarters of an hour before the prosecutor left.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to the</hi> 2
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<lb/>soner, French, pass by my right side—I had a watch in my right pocket—French went to the men and parted them, and I was going away, when I missed my watch, which was safe five minutes before—this cord, and the bow of the watch were left—I followed French, he had not gone far down the street—he turned his head behind him, and observed me—I was about as far from him as I am from his Lordship, and he passed something to a friend who was with him, one of the men who had been fighting—I took hold of French, and he said directly, "I have not got your watch, there is the man with your watch, running up that street," pointing up Shoe-lane, where I saw Jones running as hard as he could—I had not mentioned any watch—I kept hold of French, and gave him into custody—a cry of "Stop thief!" was raised, and I afterwards saw my watch in the hands of the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">French.</hi> It was not me who said, "That is the man who has got your watch."</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-66" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CAMPION</persName> </hi>. I am employed at Messrs. Spottiswoode's printing office. I was there on that day, when a watch was thrown over the wall; I picked it up, and gave it to Bachelor—I have seen it in the prosecutor's hands since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-67" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ROBERTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-police sergeant</hi>, 53.) I took French near Messrs, Spottiswoode's premises, at the bottom of Shoe-lane—I took him to the station, searched him, and found two duplicates—he gave his address, No. 4,</p>
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<p>George-street, St. Giles's—I made inquiries there, but could not find him—it is a very low lodging house, where nobody but thieves and prostitutes resort.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-68" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BREARY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 316). On 18th March, about 2 o'clock in the day, I was on duty on New-street-hill, heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and saw Jones running—he stopped suddenly, and turned round close to a wall, at the rear of Messrs. Spottiswoode's premises, but I did not see him throw anything—a gentleman laid hold of him, and I took him—he could have thrown a watch over the wall when he stopped, it is about ten feet high.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-69" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID BATCHELOR</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor's clerk, and live at No. 2, Lee-Street, Kingsland. On 18th March, at a little after 2 o'clock, I was coming down New-street-hill heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and saw Jones runniug—he passed me, and I ran after him, and saw him throw this watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) over a wall at the back of Messrs. Spottiswoode's—I seized him and gave him into custody—Campion gave me the watch, and I gave it to Breary.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-70" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PUDDY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This is my watch, and this is the ring, it is bent—there were twenty or thirty persons in the crowd—French passed by me and joined the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, and while he was talking in the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, his eye was on me all the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">French's statement before the Magistrate was here ready as follows:—</hi>"I can assure you I am innocent of it; this young man I do not know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">French's Defence.</hi> I saw the man who was fighting being ill used; I was watching him because I saw him close round two or three gentlemen, and I saw him instantly leave and go to this party—he dropped his hand
<lb/>kerchief when he was fighting, and I saw him pass something to this young man, and therefore I said, "There is the young man who has got it"</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS CLARKSON</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18560407-414-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, embezzling 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, stealing 2 brushes, and 1 pair of cuffs, value 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of his said master: to which he</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>. Aged 19.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor, who stated that he would endeavour to procure him a situation.—
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, his property; having been before convicted: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-415-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 25.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1856.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALLIS</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Ald; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES ANTHONY EVANS</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18560407-417-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-417-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-417-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 24.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-417-18560407 t18560407-417-punishment-20"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-418-18560407" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH HUDSON</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18560407-418-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-418-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-418-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>for a like offence: to which he </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18560407-418-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-418-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-418-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 58.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-418-18560407 t18560407-418-punishment-21"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18560407-419" type="date" value="18560407"/>
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<interp inst="def1-419-18560407" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS DAVIS</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18560407-419-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-419-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-419-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>for a like offence: </rs>to which he
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18560407-419-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-419-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-419-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 24.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-419-18560407 t18560407-419-punishment-22"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18560407-420" type="date" value="18560407"/>
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<interp inst="def1-420-18560407" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES MORLEY</hi> </persName> was indicted
<rs id="t18560407-420-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-420-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-420-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>for a like offence: to which he </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18560407-420-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-420-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-420-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 39.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18560407-420-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-420-18560407 t18560407-420-punishment-23"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY WILLIAMS</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18560407-421-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-421-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-421-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, having in his possession 16 counterfeit shillings, and 60 counterfeit sixpences: </rs>to which he
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18560407-421-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-421-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-421-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 28.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-421-18560407 t18560407-421-punishment-24"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18560407-422" type="date" value="18560407"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HEALY</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18560407-422-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-422-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-422-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin: to which he </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18560407-422-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-422-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-422-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 23.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18560407-422-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-422-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-422-18560407 t18560407-422-punishment-25"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-423-18560407" type="age" value="53"/>
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<interp inst="def1-423-18560407" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN QUIN</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18560407-423-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-423-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-423-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, having counterfeit coin in his possession: to which he </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18560407-423-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-423-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-423-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 53.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18560407-423-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-423-punishment-26" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-423-18560407 t18560407-423-punishment-26"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BROWN</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18560407-424-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-424-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-424-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin: to which he </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18560407-424-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-424-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-424-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 49.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-424-18560407 t18560407-424-punishment-27"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18560407-425-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 30.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-425-18560407 t18560407-425-punishment-28"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY SMITH</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18560407-426-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin: to which she </rs>
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<interp inst="t18560407-426-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-426-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 28.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-426-18560407 t18560407-426-punishment-29"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN HALFORD</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560407-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560407-name-87" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-87" type="surname" value="ELLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-87" type="given" value="MESSES"/>MESSES. ELLIS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560407-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560407-name-88" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-88" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-88" type="given" value="JOSEPHINE"/>JOSEPHINE MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of William Morgan, a linen
<lb/>draper, in Park-street, Grosvenor-square. On 4th March the prisoner came into the shop for some mittens—I am sure she is the person—I offered her a pair for sale—they came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, I put it between my teeth, bit it, and marked it—I gave it to my sister Mary—she gave it back to the prisoner—an officer was sent for, and the prisoner was given into his custody—I had observed the prisoner put the florin into her purse—I told the officer, in her presence, that she had given me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, and it was bad, and she had put it into her purse—I asked her to show it him, and she showed him a good half crown—I said, "That was not the piece you gave me"—she was then taken away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you ever seen the prisoner before that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, a long time ago, in our shop—we have a good many customers—my sisters and my father and mother serve in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you a sister named Adelaide?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—she gave me a florin three or four days after—it was a bad one, and I saw two marks on it which were made by my teeth—I knew it again—it was the one I had seen in this woman's hand and in my own hand—I am quite sure of it—I afterwards gave it to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The florin your sister gave you had some marks on it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, two marks that I had made with my teeth—this is it—when I doubt about a coin being bad, I usually put it in my mouth—that is a common thing amongst shopkeepers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560407-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560407-name-89" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-89" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-89" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am sister of the last witness. I remember, on the 4th of March, a florin being given to me—I examined it, and found it bad—I gave it back to the prisoner—a constable was sent for, and while he</p>
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<p>was sent for, I fancied I heard the prisoner attempting to swallow some
<lb/>thing—I heard something
<hi rend="italic">chink</hi> between her teeth—I turned round, and saw her choking, with her hand to her mouth—I told her not to attempt to swallow the money—I then turned away, and in a few minutes after I heard something fall on the ground, but I did not notice it at the moment—after she was gone I looked for the money, but could not find it—I never found it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-90" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-90" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-90" type="given" value="ADELAIDE"/>ADELAIDE MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am sister of the last witness. On Saturday, 8th March, I was moving the things in the shop window—I had occasion to lift up a cloth that covers the show board, and as I did that, this 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece fell down—I gave it to my sister.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You take florins from time to time, in the course of business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, the customers occasionally offer them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you put them under the show board?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, into the till.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560407-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560407-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-91" type="surname" value="BOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-91" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, C</hi> 30). I took the prisoner into custody on this charge—she was taken to the station, and searched—a good half crown was found on her, and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—she gave her name Mary Aylesbury—she was taken before the Magistrate, and the florin not having been found, she was discharged on the 6th of March—I produce this florin to-day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560407-name-92" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-92" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE GRANT</persName> </hi>. I attend at Gunter's, the confectioners, in Berkeley-square. I saw the prisoner early in March, I think about a week before the 11th—she came for a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. sponge cake—she gave me a half crown—I gave it to Mr. Finch, and he broke it—it was not out of my sight—I gave the pieces of it back to the prisoner, and told her it was bad, and she went—I saw her again on 11th March—I knew her again—she asked for a bottle of raspberry vinegar, at 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a half crown—I gave it to Mr. Finch—he bent it, and gave it back to me—I spoke to Mr. Bishop, and he made a mark on it—I had kept sight of it—a constable was sent for, and I gave the half crown to him—I am sure it was not out of my sight before I gave it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you positive who gave the coin to the police constable?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, Mr. Bishop—I am positive that the prisoner is the same person who came at the beginning of March, when the half crown was broken and returned to her—I did not notice anything peculiar about her appearance—she had a bonnet on—I knew she was the same person before she offered any money, and before she spoke.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-93" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>GEORGE FREDERICK APPLETON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, C</hi> 95). I took charge of the prisoner on 11th March—Mr. Bishop gave me this half crown—the last witness was close by.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint. These are both counterfeit—it is not easy to break a good half crown—it is easy to break a bad one with a detector.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> That depends on the nature of the metal?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, some are made of a hard metal, that will not break at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was here read, as follows</hi>: "The charge is false.")</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-427-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 34
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<hi rend="italic">Sixth Jury.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def2-428-18560407" type="given" value="JAMES"/> JAMES CARTER</persName> </hi>, and
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<interp inst="def3-428-18560407" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ADAMS</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18560407-428-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, unlawfully having counterfeit coin in their possession: to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JORDAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-428-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 30.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-98" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police inspector, G.</hi>) On 20th March, about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, I went to the Geneva Arms public house, in company with other officers—I saw Jordan behind the door—Carter was close to him, and Adams was at the far end of the bar—I directed sergeant Bran
<lb/>nan to seize Jordan, and sergeant Briant seized Carter—I took Adams, and gave him to Evans—on Jordan being taken, I noticed he sat down, and put his hand behind him, and took from his coat pocket a parcel, and tried to put it under the form on which he sat—I saw sergeant Brannan take it from his hand before it reached the floor, and at the same moment I saw Carter drop a piece of paper which contained a counterfeit shilling—this is it—this is the parcel which Jordan took from his pocket—it is in a bag, and it contains four packages with twenty counterfeit shillings in each, eighty in all—the prisoners were conveyed to Vine-street station—I called the prisoner, whose name is said to be Jordan, by the name of Ridley—I said to him, "Well, Master Ridley, where do you live?—he said, "You don't want to know where I live; you know enough about me, and have got enough against me"—Adams gave his address, No. 27, Upper Rath
<lb/>bone-place, and Carter said, No. 14, Little Marylebone-street—they both proved to be false—I sent a man directly in a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> to inquire.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-99" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMBS BRANNAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, Q</hi> 21). I accompanied the other officer on 20th March—I took Jordan—he was sitting down on a form behind the door—I saw him take something out of his right hand coat pocket, and attempt to drop it on the floor—I seized his hand, and took from it a parcel, which I handed to the inspector—I saw it opened—it contained four paper packages, and twenty shillings in each—I took Jordan to Vine-street station—in going there he said, "Tou are too many for me to have a b——good
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with"—at the station-Adams said, "
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>" (meaning Jordan), "with all his cleverness, is
<hi rend="italic">nailed</hi> at last; he has had a long run of it; he has been at it nearly twenty years; he is the best maker in London; he gets 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a piece where the others only get 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; if you had been two minutes earlier, you would have
<hi rend="italic">nailed</hi> me with that lot," point
<lb/>ing to the bag which I had in my hand, which contained this bad coin—he said, "I can afford to laugh at you now, I know I must be
<hi rend="italic">turned up"</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-100" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN BRIANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, G</hi> 22). I accompanied the other officers on this occasion—I saw Carter shuffling at his waistcoat pocket, and he dropped a shilling on the floor, wrapped in paper—I took it up, and gave it to inspector Brannan—I took Carter to the station, and when there I heard Adams say, "Well,
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, with all his cleverness, is
<hi rend="italic">nailed</hi> at last; he has had a long run of it; he has been at it nearly twenty years; he is as good a maker as there is in London; he gets 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a piece for his shillings, where others only get 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; if you had been two minutes earlier, you would have had me with that lot," pointing to the bag that was found on the ground—I heard Carter give his address in Little Marylebone-street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-101" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EVANSM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 145). I received directions from inspector Brannan to make inquiries about the prisoners' addresses—the prisoners were present when the instructions were given—I had heard them give their addresses—Carter gave No. 14, Little Marylebone-street and Adams said, No. 27, Upper Rathbone-place—I was sent off at once—I was gone an hour very likely—when I came back the prisoners were there—I said there was no such number as 27, Upper Rathbone-place, and at the other address, in Little Marylebone-street, there was no such name known—there is a Rathbone-place besides—I went there, and no such person was known.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Carter. Q.</hi> When you went to Little Maiylebone-place, who did you ask for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> For John Carter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Carter.</hi> My name is James Carter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560407-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560407-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-102" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all counterfeit, and several of them are from the same mould—this shilling wrapped in paper is bad, but there is not one of the others from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CARTER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ADAMS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18560407-428-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18560407-428-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-428-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. Aged 28.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-104" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET BOLLARD</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and keep a chandler's shop, in Royal Mint-street On Saturday, 29th March, the prisoner came for a halfpenny worth of coffee, and a halfpenny worth of sugar—he threw me down a half crown—I am positive the prisoner is the man—I took the half crown—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he left the shop—after he left I took the half crown out of the till—I looked at it, and ascertained it was bad—I had put it first into the till, and there was no other money there—I took it out again in two minutes—I found it was bad—I called my daughter, and she looked at it, and said, "Any one could see this is bad"—I put it on a back shelf, apart from other money—this was on Saturday night—on the following Monday I saw the prisoner walk up and down for about three hours, looking into my shop, and into my sister's, next door—I saw him through the window, and I went to the street door, and looked after him—I am sure he is the man—he came into my shop about 3 o'clock—he asked for 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of bread, and 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of butter—he tendered me another half crown, which I found to be bad—I told him so, and told him he was a very bad young man, to come and pass bad money on a lone woman like me on Saturday night—he persisted in saying he was not the person—I sent for the police
<lb/>man, and gave him the two half crowns.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-105" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCADDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant, H</hi> 33). I took the prisoner, and received these two half crowns—the prisoner said he had never been in the shop till that occasion—I found on him three duplicates, and some good money—he gave an address, but I cannot recollect it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad, but not from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I went in that Monday; I had not been there before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Jury retired at a quarter past</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">o'clock; they returned at</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">o'clock, and stated that one of their number was very ill; a medical gentleman, having examined the juryman, stated that he was in a state of great exhaustion, and, if he were to be confined longer without food, it would be injurious to his health. The Jury were therefore discharged, without returning a verdict. The prisoner was subsequently charged before another Jury, and, no evidence being offered, he was</hi>
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<interp inst="t18560407-429-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>ACQUITTED</rs> </hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Fifth Jury.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS NELSON</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-108" type="given" value="EMMEULINE"/>EMMEULINE WESTRUP</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Samuel Westrup; he keeps a beer house, in King William-street. On 4th March the prisoner came, between 1 and 2 o'clock—he asked for two sausage rolls—they came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he paid me with a half sovereign—I saw it was bad—I called my hus
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M'ENTEER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did you do with the half sovereign?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I looked at it, tried it in the money trier, and then showed it to a friend.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-109" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WESTRUP</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness. I was called, and found the prisoner there—I received a bad half sovereign from my wife—it had been bent before I saw it—I sent for an officer, and gave it to him—the prisoner was given in charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-110" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES THORNDIKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 503). The prisoner was given into my custody on 4th March—I received this half sovereign from the last wit
<lb/>ness, took the prisoner to the station, and found on him this bad shilling, wrapped in a piece of paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where did you find it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In his waistcoat pocket—he gave his address correctly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half sovereign is bad—it is one that might deceive the eye, but it would be seen by a detector—this shilling is bad also.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was here read as follows:</hi> "I had no knowledge that the half sovereign was bad; the shilling I can account for")</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I lent him a can, and he took the beer away—my husband came in shortly afterwards, and I showed him the half crown—he bent it, and gave it back to me—I kept possession of it, and took it tip stairs when I went to bed—on the following evening I was in the bar parlour, the prisoner came again, and asked for a pint of beer—my husband brought him round, and asked me if he was not the lad who gave me the half crown on the Monday night—I recognised him directly, and he was given into custody—this is the half crown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 659). On 25th March I was called, and took the prisoner into custody, for coming the night before and passing a bad half crown—he said he did so, but he did not know it was bad; he had picked it up in the street—I searched him, and found this other half crown in the lining at the back of his coat—he had no other money about him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>, I saw these lying down, and picked them up; I put them in my pocket; I went on Monday night for a pint of beer, and gave a half crown; I drank part of the beer, and the beer shop was shut up, or I would have taken the can back; I went on Tuesday for another pint of beer, and gave the other half crown.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-118" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA HARPER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Harper, a licensed victualler, of the White Swan, Farringdon-street. On 13th March, about half past 8 o'clock, the prisoner and another man came in—they asked for half a quartern of gin—it came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prisoner threw down a sovereign—I went into the bar parlour to get a half sovereign to give change—I bent the sovereign in the trier, and I told the prisoner it was bad—he wished to have it back, and said that he would pay me in coppers—I told him I should detain it, and send for a constable—he ran out of the house, the other man remained—he drank the gin, and ran away—I was not paid for the gin—the policeman pursued the prisoner, and brought him back in four or five minutes—I am quite sure he is the man—I gave the sovereign to the officer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> This was half past 8 o'clock in the evening?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—the prisoner might have been in the house four or five minutes, or more—there were other persons in the other part of the bar—they went there first, and then came into the other department.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How many departments have you
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Two—they went first into the public department—there were six or eight persons there—they left that, and came into the private department—there was no one there but themselves—they were in the public department three or four minutes—they did not ask for anything there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City policeman</hi>, 260). On 13th March I heard a cry of "Stop thief!" in Field-lane—I saw the prisoner running up Fleet-lane—I ran and stopped him, about half way down the Old Bailey, brought him back, and he was identified by the last witness—I took him to the station, and found on him a good shilling—he refused to give his address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARRY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he not say he had not got any address?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I do not know anything of him—he had been drinking but he knew what he was about—he was running—I did not see any one running before him—there is a corner within two doors of the public home where he was—a person might easily get round the corner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-120" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This sovereign is bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. HARPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you notice whether the prisoner was in liquor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He was not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> On Thursday, 13th March, I sold a set of harness for 23
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to a man that I have seen several times in the Cattle Market; he had paid me about two hours, and I had been drinking with him till I went into the public house, at half past 8 o'clock at night; I bid the man good night at the door; I went in with a young man to have half a quartern of gin; I laid the sovereign down on the counter to pay for the gin, as I knew I should want change in the morning; the lady put it into the detector directly, and bent it, and said, "I will keep it till a policeman comes; "I said, "If you will give it me back, I will pay you for the gin," but she would not; I then opened the door, and tried to see if I could overtake the man that I took the money of; I saw the turning he took, but as soon as I got round the corner, I had the potboy running after me, and halloo
<lb/>ing, "Stop thief!" I knew I had not committed any felony, therefore I would not stop, until I could see whether I could overtake him or not; my object was getting my sovereign, as I did not know where he lived; I was in liquor, and felt rather excited at it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-432-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.* Aged 36.—
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<hi rend="italic">do</hi> for me—she was in drink—this knife was amongst some others, and she picked it out and stabbed me with it in the face and the breast—she said that she hoped she had done for me—when we quarrelled in the street, we fought, and I thought it was all over, and came in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I was very much in liquor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-126" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CATHRAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, N</hi> 153). On the night of the 24th Feb., the last witness was brought to the station—she was bleeding from wounds in the breast and the face—I went after the prisoner, and found her in a public house—I told her I took her into custody for cutting and wounding her sister with a knife—she said, "That has to be proved" I said, "You have nearly killed the woman"—she said, "A good
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-127" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH KENDALL</persName> </hi>. It was about half past 8 o'clock, when I was stabbed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-128" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM HENRY"/>GEORGE WILLIAM HENRY COWARD</persName> </hi>, I am a surgeon. I examined Ken
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where are you from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From Calcutta; I am a cook—I sometimes go cooking at gentlemen's houses—I was sober that day—I had drank a glass of 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. ale before I saw the prisoner—I had not drank any mm—I do not know the Bull, in Chapel-street—I had only been in one public house, and drank one glass of ale—I had no woman with me—I was not in company with any woman—there were a great many persons in the room where I was knocked down—none of them offered to take him prisoner—on 1st March, I came home from the Baltic, in. the ship</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tartar</hi>—I have been a cook in Westminster, more than ten years—I have cooked in Morley's Club-house, at Knightsbridge—at General Gibbs's and other gentlemen's houses—I had drank a little drop that day, but I was quite sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-132" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I lodge in the same house—I remember the after
<lb/>noon on which this occurred—the prosecutor asked me to go with him to a public house to receive some money—I went, and saw him receive a sove
<lb/>reign and a half sovereign in gold—he put it in his pocket—I saw the pri
<lb/>soner—I returned with the prosecutor to the lodging house—we went in together—when the prosecutor was putting his hand into his pocket to give me some money to get some tea, the prisoner came in, and put his hand on his shoulder, and knocked him down, and took his money from him—there were upwards of twenty persons in the kitchen, females and men—the pri
<lb/>soner threw the prosecutor on the ground and robbed him, without any resistance from the persons in the kitchen—the prisoner ran out, and the prosecutor went up stairs to go to bed—the policeman and I went to seek the prisoner—the prosecutor had been drinking a little, but was perfectly aware what he was doing, and knowing what money he had—I had been lodging in that house two or three months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The prosecutor was a little the worse for drink?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Very little—I am not married, I am a needle woman—I really do not know what is the character of that house—I am not what is called an un
<lb/>fortunate girl, to make a practice of it—when I get work at my needle, I do it—I do not know whether there are unfortunate females living there—the prisoner and the prosecutor were rolling on the floor about three minutes—he knocked him down and took his money—it was done in an instant—he missed his money immediately he got up—when he got up, he said, "
<hi rend="italic">Me</hi> know the man that took my money, John Walsh"—but he felt so injured he was not able to go to look for him—I never saw Meer John before be came in and said, "Come with me to a public house;" and I went with him—he was about to give me money to get some tea, and the prisoner came in and put his hand on his shoulder, and said, "John, what game do you call this?"—I had never seen the prosecutor till that day, nor the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-133" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP HOCKING</persName> </hi>. I live at that lodging house, at St. Ann's-hill, West
<lb/>minster—I am as servant to take the money from the lodgers—hearing a noise on that afternoon, I went into the kitchen; the prisoner had the pro
<lb/>secutor down on the floor, and had his knee on his chest—I saw he was taking his hand from his pocket, and he got up and ran out of the house—there were a good many other persons in the room, but there were a good many old men and old women—I collared the prisoner, and attempted to stop him, but he being stronger than me got away—I asked the prosecu
<lb/>tor what the prisoner had done to him—I went out and saw the prisoner two hours afterwards in the street, staggering drunk—I called a policeman, and gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What is the character of this house? It is in rather a low neighbourhood—I do not know how many were in the room—I did not see the beginning of this scuffle, I came down when I heard the noise.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-134" type="given" value="MARY"/>MART COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I reside with my husband in that house. I was in the kitchen when the prosecutor was robbed—I sat close to the door when be came in—he had been five minutes in the kitchen when the prisoner fol
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<p>him down, put his hand in his pocket, and pulled kit pocket right out, took the money, and ran away—I flaw the last witness come in, and try to stop him, bat he could not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> This is a very rough place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—I have been there nine months—these men were on the ground—the prose
<lb/>cutor had not strength to struggle with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-135" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, A</hi> 273). I was desired to take the prisoner, about half past 5 o'clock that evening—Hocking desired me to take him—I told the prisoner the charge against him was knocking down and robbing a man of colour of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in gold—the prisoner said, "I wish to God I had it now"—I took him to No. 2, St. Ann's-hill, and he was identified, not by the prosecutor—he was in bed—he saw the prisoner the next morn
<lb/>ing, and immediately identified him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">read: "Clerkenwell Quarter Sessions, Jan.</hi>, 850
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-139" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WALLER</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Mr. James Wild. On the morning of 5th April, I was with his cart in King William-street—I had a number of goods, and amongst them were two table tops—I had seen the prisoner in Shoreditch, he followed my cart, and in King William-street I saw him take the two table tope, put them on his shoulder, and walk away—I pulled round by the statue and went after him—he put them down and said, "I picked these up, they fell from your cart"—I had tied them on the cart, and I saw him take them off.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I had some suspicion, and watched him—I saw him take them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was further charged with having been before convicted</hi>,</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GIRLING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 120). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">read: "Guildhall, Feb.</hi>, 1854,
<hi rend="italic">Charles Turner, convicted of stealing a basket con
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1856.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Eight Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">CRESSWELL</hi>; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">CROMPTON</hi>: Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt., Ald.; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Cresswell and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH ANN HARRIS</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18560407-439-offence-1 t18560407-name-146"/>Ellen Harris</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLERK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-147" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN WALKER</persName> </hi>, I am the prisoner's sister—she had three children in the beginning of this year—she was never married—the children's names were Ellen, Agnes, and Tommy—Tommy is the baby—Ellen was about four or five years old, and Agnes two years and a half—I saw my sister with her children, on Friday, 15th Feb., at 11 o'clock in the morning—I knew that she had been in the workhouse with all her children before that—she left the workhouse that morning—I saw her at Carston's Mill, in the Cowley-road, leading from Uxbridge—she was at that time coming from the workhouse—I did not go anywhere with her—I met her there, and left her there—I had a little conversation with her, not much—she told me she was going to Portsmouth—she told me she was going to take herself and her three children, and she had not enough money to pay her fare, and she sent back to me in the afternoon for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—she told me she was going to the cither of the last child—I did not see anything more of her on that day—she sent my little girl to me in the afternoon for the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I gave her the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and a bottle of elder wine for the children, to help them on their journey, and some bread and butter—I saw the dead bodies of the two children, Ellen and Agnes, next morning, at the Anglers' Arms public house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had this girl always behaved with kindness to her children?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, very much so—she always treated them kindly and affectionately.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-148" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am twelve years old, and live with my mother at Uxbridge—the prisoner is my aunt—I remember the day upon which the two children were drowned—I had been to the union workhouse that morning—the prisoner was there, and her three children—we all came away from the workhouse together, about 10 o'clock—we came to West Dray ton, to Mr. Tollitt's public house—we got there about half past 12 o'clock—I went home to my mother's after that, with a message from the prisoner, and returned again to Mr. Tollitt's, about 6 o'clock or half past—I found the prisoner and the three children there, as I had left them—I told the prisoner the message I had brought from my mother, and I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and some bread and butter—after I had been there some time, the prisoner went out—I do not know what o'clock it was when she went out—it was not long after I had got back—she took the two children with her—I held the baby—she said she was going to look for a bed for the children—nothing was said about where the children were to sleep—I know Mr. Cousins's, that is the next public house—nothing was said about that when she went out—she was gone about a quarter of an hour or tweoty minutes—she then came back—she had neither of the children with her then—she did not say what she had done with them—I told her to take her luggage to the station—she had brought some luggage with her from the union—she took the luggage, and went away from Mr. Tollitt's—I did not go with</p>
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<p>her, I stopped at Mr. Tollitt's—she did not take the baby with her then—she was gone not many minutes—when she returned she took the baby, and put me into the omnibus to go to Uxbridge, where I live—the station is not far from Tollitt's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What kind of day was this? was it a fine day, or a rainy day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It rained in the morning—Cousins's public house is not far from Tollitt's—it would take me about five minutes to go—you do not go by the side of the canal to get there, you go under the bridge of the station, the railway bridge—I do not know how far the canal is from Tollitt's.</p>
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<persName id="t18560407-name-149" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-149" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH GOODALL</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer at Ewsley—there is a bridge over the Grand Junction Canal called Ewsley Bridge—I live near that bridge—on the Friday evening that the children were found in the canal, I saw the prisoner near Ewsley Bridge, about half past 6 o'clock—I was on the bridge—the prisoner had two children with her—she was about half way up into the road from the water side, I mean from the towing path—she was coming from the towing path—the towing path comes under the bridge—she was coming from the towing path up into the road—she went down the road on the same side as she came up—that road leads into the Uxbridge road—I did not speak to her then—I saw her again about three minutes afterwards—she came back on the same bridge—both the children were with her—she came back, and asked me if I could tell her where Mr. Turton, the shoemaker, lived, and I told her—he lives in the neigh
<lb/>bourhood, on the Uxbridge-road—she then went as if she was going in the direction for Mr. Turton's that is, away from the canal—I afterwards saw her again on Colham Bridge—that was about half past 7 o'clock—she was then alone—there were no children with her—she was then going down towards Mr. Tollitt's towards Dray ton station—there was some one stand
<lb/>ing on the bridge with me at that time—the prisoner crossed the bridge—she afterwards came back with a baby in her arms—that was two or three minutes afterwards—I was still on the bridge—she asked me if I was speaking to her—I was speaking to a young woman who was along with me—that young woman answered the prisoner, and said, "No"—nothing else passed—the prisoner crossed the bridge, and went right straight along the Uxbridge-road—I saw her again that evening, in the lane that leads from Ewsley Bridge to the Uxbridge-road, about half way in the lane—I think that was about 8 o'clock—she then had her baby in her arms—she was then coming back into the Uxbridge-road from Ewsley Bridge—I did not see anything more of her after that—I afterwards saw the bodies of the children that evening, lying on the bank of the canal, after they had been pulled out of the water—they were close to Ewaley Bridge—that was close to the place where I had first seen the prisoner with the two children that evening—the bodies of the children were afterwards taken to Mr. Rumble's, at the Anglers' Arms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When the prisoner asked you where Turton lived, she had not the two children with her, had she not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—she had not the children with her when she passed me and the young woman, and asked if we were speaking to her—she had got the baby then—she was walking sharp, but not running—she was about two yards from us at the time she put that question—I was not talking very loud—I do not know that she could have had any reason to suppose we were addressing her—we were not speaking to her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The bridge she came over then was not the Ewsley Bridge, but another?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, the Colham Bridge.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you recollect what you were saying just before she past that question?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not particularly, I do not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-150" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN GOODALL</persName> </hi>. I am the sister of the last witness, and live at Ewsley, sixty-three yards from Ewsley Bridge, on the side towards the Uxbridge-road—I was near Ewsley Bridge on the Friday night that the children were found in the canal, about a quarter past 7 o'clock—I saw the prisoner on the bridge—I was by myself at that time—the prisoner had three children with her—she had one in her arms, and one on each side of her—she went down as far as Mr. Stratton's gate, and then turned back again, and came on to the bridge, and I turned and went on towards Ewsley—that is not towards the Uxbridge-road—I turned, and came back—she came back again on to the bridge, and I turned back again to Ewsley—she was then coming from Mr. Stratton's gate on to the bridge—I went on to my own gate, and stood there talking to a young woman—while I was doing so, I turned round and saw the prisoner again—that was at 25 minutes past 7 o'clock, about ten minutes after I had seen her first—she then came up the canal side, and ran towards Drayton—she was by herself—she had nothing in her arms; there was something hanging before her—she came up from the right hand side of the bridge, going over the bridge—that is on the same side as the dock is.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did she come up from the same side of Ewsley-bridge that your house is, or the other side?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The other side.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLERK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you know how far she went at that time past your house? did you lose sight or her
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I afterwards saw the bodies of the two children lying on the bank of the canal—that was at 25 minutes to 8 o'clock, about a quarter of an hour after I had seen the prisoner go past me—they were on the same side of the bridge as that from which I had seen the prisoner come up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-151" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WYMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a labouring man, residing at Uxbridge. On Friday evening, 15th Feb., I was crossing Ewsley-bridge, about half past 7 o'clock—I was going towards the Trout, from the Uxbridge-road—I looked over the bridge, and saw two objects floating on the surface of the water—I went down to the side of the canal, and looked, and saw they were chil
<lb/>dren—I pulled the eldest child out first, and then the second one—I believe they were quite dead—they had their clothes on—one had her bonnet on; the other had it off—I laid the bodies on the bank by the side of the canal, and went for assistance—they were afterwards taken to the Jolly Anglers, kept by Mr. Rumble—a doctor was sent for directly—I knew nothing of the prisoner or the children.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-152" type="given" value="ALFRED WILLIAM"/>ALFRED WILLIAM WARDER</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of Uxbridge. I was sent for to see the bodies of two children, at the Jolly Anglers beer shop, on Friday night, 15th Feb.—I got there between 9 and 10 o'clock—the bodies of two children were shown to me—they were both dead—there were no appearances indicating the cause of death—I examined the bodies externally—there were no injuries about them—the appearances were quite consistent with their having been suffocated by water—I afterwards made a
<hi rend="italic">post
<lb/>mortem</hi> examination—I have no doubt whatever that they died from suffo
<lb/>cation by drowning.</p>
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<persName id="t18560407-name-153" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-153" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COUSINS</persName> </hi> I keep the Railway Arms public-house, at West Drayton, close by the Great Western Railway station there. Tollitt's house is on the opposite side of the same railway—you go under the railway to it—a person coming from Tollitt's house to mine would have to pass through that arch, and then come immediately to my house—the Grand Junction</p>
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<p>canal is straight up the road—a person would not have to pass over the canal in order to go from Tollitt's house to mine—it does not lie between them—it is on the other side of Tollitt's—I know the prisoner by sight—she came to my house on Friday, the 15th, about a quarter before 2 o'clock—she had not her children with her then—she asked me if I had got "Bradshaw's Guide"—I gave her some information about going to Ports
<lb/>mouth—I told her the way to go, and the cheapest way she could do it—she then asked if she could be accommodated with a bed there that night for herself and baby—I said, "Yes," and she then went away—she returned again about a quarter past 7 o'clock—she had no child with her then—she brought a bundle with her, which she left at my house, and went away again—she returned about a quarter past 8 o'clock, with her baby, and a basket—soon afterwards the officers came to my house, and she was taken into custody—she had not made any inquiry of me with respect to two other children sleeping at my house that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know Turton's, the shoemaker's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—that is not on the same side of the canal as Tollitt's house—a person going from Tollit's to Turton's would have to cross the canal bridge—the prisoner had no conversation with any person in my house besides myself about a bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you quite sure she did not say something about having a bed for her babies?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She said for herself and baby.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560407-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560407-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-154" type="given" value="JOSEPH HENRY"/>JOSEPH HENRY TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 115). On the evening of 15th Feb. I received information that two children had been found in the canal—they were taken to the Jolly Anglers—I afterwards went in March of a person who had been described to me—I went to Cousins's public-house—that was about half past 8 o'clock—I found the prisoner there, with her baby in her arms—I asked her where she came from when she came there—she said, "From Oxbridge"—I said, "Where might you be going when you leave here?"—she said, "To Paddington"—I said, "Why I ask you these questions is, two children have been found drowned in the canal at Ewsley, and you answer the description of the person that was seen with the chil
<lb/>dren shortly before"—she said, "I don't know where Bwsley is"—I then sent for Goodall and his sister to identify her, and I then took her into custody—previous to my sending for the persons to identify her, she corrected her
<lb/>self, and said, "What am I thinking about? I am not going to Paddington, but to Basingstoke"—on our way to the station we had to go near the Jolly Anglers, and I went in there with the prisoner—the bodies of the children were in the room into which we went—I said to the prisoner, "There are the children that have been found drowned"—she went towards them, and kissed them both, and said, "They are my children; I brought them out of the Union this morning"—she said nothing more—I found a bundle and basket at Mr. Cousins's, which I produce.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you show the jacket and hat which were taken out of the bundle to the little girl, Elizabeth Walker
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, before the Magistrate—Ewsley-bridge is not morje commonly known as the railway bridge—I never heard it called so—I never heard it called by any other name than Ewsley-bridge—it is about two miles from Uxbridge—the exami
<lb/>nation took place before the Magistrate the next day—Masters, the police constable, was in attendance there that day—he was at the door of the police court while the examination was going on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> He was not examined before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-155" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-155" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Smith, and act as searcher at the</p>
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<p>Hillingdon station house. I searched the prisoner when she was brought into that station house on this charge, on Friday, 15th Feb., about a quarter to 10 o'clock—while I was searching her, I said to her, "Oh, dear! oh dear! are you aware what you have been doing of?"—she said, "I am per
<lb/>fectly aware what I have been doing of"—some time after, in the course of the same evening, the wife of the inspector of police came into the room and she said to me, "I wonder she had not served the other child the same," and the prisoner said, "This one has a father, and the others have not"—I found on her 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., a pair of scissors, and some letters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you attend at the Coroners inquest?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and gave my evidence there—I had the care of the prisoner that night—I stayed with her from about 12 o'clock till the morning part—before that I was in and out of the room frequently—during my absence from the room there was no other female watching her, or taking care of her—Masters, the policeman, was there—during my absence, he had charge of the prisoner—the longest time I was absent might have been a quarter of an hour, per
<lb/>haps—I saw Masters all the night—he was on duty there the whole of the night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TIMEWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a police inspector, at Hillingdon. I was at the station house there on Friday night, 15th Feb., when the prisoner wag brought there—I took the charge—before I took the charge, I said to her, "You are charged with a very serious offence, and if you say anything it will be told to the Magistrate"—I then proceeded to take the charge—I asked her her name—she said, "Elisabeth Harris"—I said, "Where do you live?"—she said, "I left the Union this morning"—I said, "Then you have no home?—she said, "I was going to see for a home, and I could not leave my children behind me"—that was all she said.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was there any one present at the time you entered the charge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, Mr. Cousins, and the witness Taylor—when prisoners make a short statement, I always trust to my memory to recollect it, but if it is a long one, I put it in writing—this being a short statement, I trusted to my memory.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>. Did you prepare this plan (
<hi rend="italic">producing one</hi>)?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I got it prepared, and I have walked over the locality—it accurately represents the place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-157" type="given" value="STEPHEN,"/>STEPHEN, MASTERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, T</hi> 199). I remember the night when the prisoner was brought into custody to Hillingdon station house on this charge—I was on duty there that night—I was in the room where the prisoner was—she addressed an observation to me—I cautioned her—I told her that whatever she said would be repeated again—after that she said she wished I her baby was in heaven too—the infant was not with her at that time, it had been sent to the Union—she said she had no wish to live, she had seen too much trouble lately to have any wish to live—she said, "I hope those letters taken from me will not be shown in Court, they are from the father of my last child; he had no knowledge of what I was going to do with the children; he is at Portsmouth, he has sent for me to go to him, but I could not take the children with me, and I would sooner see them drowned than left in the care of others"—"poor things," she said, "they were both afflicted; I took them down by the canal, and under the bridge; they neither I screamed nor cried, either of them; I left my sister's little girl at Tollitt's, and told her I was going to take the other two children to put them to bed—she then asked me if a person would not sink when in the water—I said I did not know, for I never witnessed a case of the kind—she said, "They</p>
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<p>did not; if they had, they would not have been found; they did not sink when I put them in, but I did not stay to look at them more than a minute"—this was not all given to me as I have stated it now, it was given in different sentences—I did not make a memorandum of it at the time—I made a written statement of it a few days after, and gave it to the inspector—I was in attendance when the Magistrates were taking the examination of the prisoner—I was stationed at the door of the court on duty—I was not examined before the Magistrates—the examination was on the Saturday, the next day—there was only one examination, she was at once committed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was the examination before the Magistrates held before, or subsequently to, the inquest?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Before—I attended at the inquest—I first went into the room in which the prisoner was confined about 10 o'clock at night—Mrs. Smith was in the room when I first went in—I was in and out of the room, I did not stop constantly in the room, for the first half hour; I lighted a fire, and Mrs. Smith stopped with her while I was doing that—half an hour elapsed before Mrs. Smith left the room—no conversation had taken place between me and the prisoner before Mrs. Smith left the room—this statement of the prisoner's was made in different sentences—it was all made within the space of half an hour—some of it was while Mrs. Smith was in the room; that part about the letters, saying she hoped they would not be shown in Court, as they were from the father of her last child, and he had no kriowlege of what she was going to do with the children—that was the commencement of what she said to me—I cautioned her as soon as she commenced speaking—the first thing she said to me was, that she wished her baby was in heaven too—Mrs. Smith was not present then—I cannot say exactly how long Mrs. Smith had been out of the room when the prisoner said that; she was in and out of the room all the early part of the night—I did not tell her that the prisoner had said something to me about wishing her baby in heaven, nor that I had cautioned her as to. what she might say—I did not ask Mrs. Smith to come in and listen to any part of this conversation—I have been in the police force nearly thirteen years, and have been twelve years in that same district—I had known the prisoner for several years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When this poor creature said she wished her baby was in heaven too, did you say to her "You can easily have another"?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not, nothing of the kind—I did not make any communication to Mrs. Smith during any portion of the night, touching that which the prisoner had communicated to me, nor to any other person during the night—the inspector was not on duty there after 1 o'clock—I was in the room with the prisoner all night, and Mrs. Smith also, from 1 o'clock, or shortly after—the inspector came in just before 1 o'clock—I did not make any statement then to him as to what the prisoner had said to me—I made a statement to the inspector next morning—I repeated to him that which the prisoner had said to me during the night—I attended at the police court that day—I did not offer myself as a witness—it was either on the Monday or Tuesday that I gave the written statement to the inspector—it was the day before the inquest was held.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I think you say you have been twelve years in that district?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have—I am a married man, and have six children.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-158" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN WALKER</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This jacket is what the eldest child, Ellen, used to wear, and this hat was Agnes's—Ellen was lame—I do not know that there was anything the matter with the other.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>. Aged 25.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DEATH</hi> </rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Crompton.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM THOMPSON</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England note.</rs> </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>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-160" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SILCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Frew, a tailor, in Holborn On Monday, 25th Feb., between 1 and 2 o'clock, the prisoner came then, and asked for a coat—I showed him several, and he selected one at 32
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. he tendered in payment what appeared to be a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England note—I returned it to him, and asked him to endorse it, which he did—this is the note (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—this is what he wrote upon it, "William Wilmer, Goss-street, Biggladse"—I asked him how far that was—he said it was not far down the line—I sent the note up to Mr. Frew, and full change was brought down—I gave the prisoner 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he immediately left with the coat and the change—the note was afterwards paid away, and returned as forged—we sell boy's clothes at our establishment—there were none in the window, but there was at both the doors, and in part of the window—any person coming in as the prisoner did, could not help seeing them—I after
<lb/>wards saw the prisoner when he was brought up at Bow-street, and identified him—I recognised him immediately.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was he brought up alone?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, there was no person with him—his nephew appeared, but not standing with him—between 1 and 2 o'clock is not a more busy time with us then any other—we have a man in livery outside our door distributing bills—the prisoner was about a quarter of an hour in the shop—the coat he bought was a black one—I sent the note up to Mr. Drew, and saw no more of it till I saw it at the police court—I remember seeing the word "Biggladse" on the note, which we took for Biggleswade—I did not recollect the address until I saw it on the note at the police court, but I then recognised it imme
<lb/>diately—I have a book in which I enter the sales I make—it is not here—I did not know it was requisite to bring it—Mr. Frew is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is that the endorsement that you saw the prisoner write on the note you received?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is—I remember that the coat came to 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and that I gave him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in change.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you looked at the note at the police court, did you then remember what had passed about Biggleswade?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-161" type="given" value="WILLIAM JONES"/>WILLIAM JONES HUNT</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of Messrs. Moses and Soms' establishment, in New Oxford-street On Monday afternoon, 25th Feb. about half past 2 o'clock, the prisoner came there, and asked to see some boys' clothing—he selected a coat, waistcoat, and trowsers, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he produced in payment a supposed 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England note—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I requested him to endorse it—he said that he had already done so at an establishment where he had called, prior to call
<lb/>ing upon us; that he had tendered it there, but they had refused it in conse
<lb/>quence of not having sufficient change—I looked at the note, and was dis
<lb/>satisfied with it; I suspected it was bad—the endorsement on the note was "W. Thompson, No. 9, Bunhill
<lb/>row"—I find that endorsement on this note—I gave the note to James Phillips, a messenger in our employ, and gave him certain directions, without saying anything to the prisoner about it—Phillips returned in about an hour and a quarter, or an hour and a half with the note stamped "forged," as it is now—I produced it to the prisoner, and told him it was a forged Bank of England note—he said, "It is a bed job, I know where I got it from; I got it in change"—a policeman was outside the shop, and I gave the prisoner into his custody—I did not see</p>
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<p>him during the hour and a half that Phillips was gone with the note, not till I took the note to him on Phillips's return—I left him in charge of a young man named Prax, that attended to him—he is not here—I went to the police court next day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you the cashier at Messrs. Moses?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I am the manager—it is my duty to receive monies, and to see that the business is properly attended to—I took this note from the prisoner's own hand—I said nothing to him when I gave the note to Phillips—I left Prax talking to him, I do not mean that I left him in his custody—it was the prisoner's own voluntary act remaining there for the hour and a half—he made no attempt to escape—I believe this is the first time that forged notes have been offered at our shop—I did not put any mark on the note when I gave it to Phillips—I remember the address that was on it—this was between the hours of 2 and 3 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-162" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-162" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper to Moses and Sons. On 25th Feb. I received a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note from Mr. Hunt, and in consequence of instructions I received from him, I took it to the Bank of England—before parting with it, I put my initials at the back; they are here now—I presented the note at the Bank, and received it back, marked "forged"—I then returned to my employers, and gave the note to Mr. Hunt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe you were not examined before the Magi
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was there, but was not examined—I put my initials on the note in pencil as soon as I got out of the house, going along the street—I generally put my initials on every Bank note that passes through my hands—I had not time to do it before I started, I was told to make haste as the man was waiting.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-163" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CRASK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, B</hi> 160). In consequence of information, on 25th Feb., I went to Messrs. Moses' shop; and took the prisoner into cus
<lb/>tody—he was told what the charge was—he said, "It is a bad job for me, I did not know that it was bad"—he was taken to the station—the inspector then asked him where he got it from—he said, "I will tell you the truth; a nephew of mine, who is a postman, picked it up at Boxall, near Bedford"—the inspector then asked him where he came from—he said that he came from Boxall, near Bedford—the inspector asked him where he had been living—he said, "I am staying at No. 9, Bunhill
<lb/>row, St. Luke's"—I went there, but nothing was known of him—I returned to the prisoner, and told him the address he had given me was false—he then said, "I have made a mistake I suppose, but I was so confused, I did not know what I was talking about; I am a stranger about London; I am not acquainted with it," or something to that effect—but he said, "I think it is Hamlington's Wildings, Bunhill
<lb/>row"—I went there, and found that was right—I went to No. 5, I believe it was—I found he was staying there with some friends of his—I searched him, and found on him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a watch—when he was taken to the police court next day, he did not produce any witness—at the second examination he produced a person, whom he represented as his nephew.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> At the time he mentioned about the note being found, did not he mention a place called Potter-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, that was at the second examination, after his nephew was examined—he then stated that they were found in Potter-street, Bedford—he said his nephew picked
<hi rend="italic">it</hi> up in Potter-street, Bedford, against the third lamp post—the place I went to was Haralington's-buildings—I do not exactly remember whether it was Hamlington's or Tomlinson's, the name was very nearly scrubbed out, I</p>
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<p>could hardly see it—I think it was No. 5 I went to, not No. 8; but I will not swear it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the nephew speak of more than one note?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When the prisoner spoke of his nephew finding the note, was he speaking of one note?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only one then—at the second examina
<lb/>tion, after the nephew had been examined, he leaned over the bar and said, "Two," after he knew that there was another note against him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-164" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE OSBORN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman, E</hi> 138). I have been down to Bedfordshire—there is no such place as Boxall, near Bedford.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is there such a place as Potter-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have not made inquiries down there about the prisoner—I have not been there lately—I am a native of the place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-165" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ROWLETT</persName> </hi>. I am one of the inspectors of notes, at the Bank of England. These two notes are forgeries in every respect—I think they are undoubtedly from the same plate—the numbers are different, but they are put on after the plate is completed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is that the case with forged notes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should think so, in all probability—it must be so, because the numbers are over the engraving.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the following witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560407-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560407-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-166" type="surname" value="CRANFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18560407-name-166" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN CRANFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a farmer, and live at Cotton End, near Bedford On Saturday, 22nd Feb. last, I received two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes, and eight sovereigns and a half, from Mr. George Lockey, of Stam
<lb/>ton—I lost those two notes about 4 o'clock that afternoon, in Potter-street, Bedford—I could not identify the notes, no more than they were Bank of England notes—I did not put my name on them, nor did Mr. Lockey.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you mean to say that you know where you lost them, and the time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I lost them about a quarter past 6 o'clock in the evening—I did not positively know that I had lost them in Potter-street—I thought I lost them there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18560407-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18560407-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18560407-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi>, I do anything now. In Feb. last, I was post-boy to Mr. Knowles, the railway contractor; I carried letters from the post-office to the railway—on 24th Feb., I found two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes in Potter-street—it was a little after 8 o'clock on the Sunday morning—I took them home to my aunt, and showed them to her—she did not know what they were, and I showed them to my mother, and then to my father, and then he showed them to my uncle, the prisoner, and he brought them up to London.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not your uncle know what they were?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He showed them to a man who was in the house, one of my father's lodgers—he is not here—my father is here—I found two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes—I can read a little (
<hi rend="italic">looking at the notes</hi>)—I cannot read the writing; I can read but very little—I was before the Magistrate—this is my signature to this deposition—I remember being asked by the Magistrate, whether there were two papers or only one—I told him there was only one—I was wished to say only one—so many wished me to say so—I do not know who they were—I told the Magistrate I only picked up one, but there were two; but I was wished to say there was only one, or I should not have said so—I am not working for any one now—my father did not wish me to say there was only one, he told me before I came up here first, to say two, and my mother too, and then I was wished to say only one after
<lb/>wards—I hardly knew what I did say—I told the Magistrate there was only one—I said, "I found this 5
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