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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CARDEN, MAYOR. SECOND 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—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1857.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Sir
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<lb/>SHALL</persName> </hi>., Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FARNCOMB</hi>.; Sir
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-2" type="given" value="FRANCIS GRAHAM"/>FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</persName> </hi>., Bart, Ald.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RECORDER</hi>.; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18571214-90-offence-1 t18571214-name-4"/>Francis Gurney</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-5" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS GURNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a farmer, of Northolt. The prisoner was my horse keeper for six or eight months—I discharged him about 13th Sept. twelve months—on Saturday, 7th Nov., I had a hay stack, a bean stack, an oat stack, and a small stack of tares, within 100 yards of my house, and about a quarter, to 10 o'clock that night the prisoner gave an alarm—I rushed out, and found him in front of my house, in the garden; he said, "Mr. Gurney, Mr. Gurney, your ricks are all on fire!"—he was rather excited, and out of breath, as if he had been running—I went to my rick yard, and discovered a small fire at the corner of a hay rick—four or five of my neighbours, and some working men, were there—the prisoner went down the yard just before me—he lived with his father, within a slight distance of my house—it is a plain road from my rick yard to his father's cottage, which adjoins the same road—the fire was extinguished after a short time—next morning I saw some footmarks of the previous night, which I traced from the rick yard, through some hurdles, into a meadow, and over a stile, to within ten feet of Buckland's cottage, both there and back—no one had a right to go across the fields in that direction—I had a stack on fire once before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long was the prisoner in your</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think about six months—I believed him to be a good cha
<lb/>racter when I took him—I discharged him for taking my hunters out and riding them—there is a public path across the meadow; it leads from West End hamlet to Northolt village—I know two or three persons named Harriss; one lives at Northolt, and the other below Buckland's house—it is a mile, as near as possible, from Buckland's cottage across the path to Northolt—the path goes within eighty yards, I think, of my rick yard—there is no path from my yard to the public path—I discharged a man from my service on this very night; we had a trifling dispute about wages.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were the footmarks along the footpath or not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, twenty or thirty yards on it, and then they turned from it the rest of the distance—this plan is rather a rough-sketch, but it is correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-6" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MOORE</persName> </hi>. (
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<lb/>soner's house—I was at home, and heard the prisoner call out, "Moore, fire, fire!"—I came out, but could not discover any fire till I got to the rick yard—it was then just reaching the thatch—I helped to put it out—next morning, Sunday, about 11 o'clock, I traced footmarks from the rick yard, ten or twelve yards from the corner of the rick to three yards and a half from the prisoner's house; they were quite fresh and distinct—on Monday, about 10 o'clock, the prisoner came to my gate, and asked me if I wanted to see his shoes—I said, "Yes"—he showed them to me, and I told him that they corresponded with the track—I did not take them from him, but I saw that there was one large nail in the centre of the heel of the left shoe—he said that he had been into Mr. Gurney's rick yard, and returned the same way—it is about 130 yards from his house to the rick yard, the back way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> Did you see Mr. Gurney?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—it was immedi
<lb/>ately after information had been given to him—there were about half a dozen people in the rick yard—I did not notice who they were—when the prisoner told me he had gone to the rick yard, he did not say what for—he said that he had been to Mr. Gurney's rick yard, and back the same way, but he said nothing about any alarm, or going to see if it was on fire.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long would it take to run from Buckland's cottage to the stacks and back again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About two minutes—it is about eighty yards from the prosecutor's house to the stacks—the prosecutor's house is nearer to the stacks than the prisoner's house, a great deal—if the prisoner had been to the stacks and seen the fire, his better course would have been to go to the prosecutor's and announce the fact, instead of going to his cottage first—he would not have to go round the yard—he could go across by the pond.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-7" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH RIVERS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the prosecutor's foreman. I knew the prisoner when he was in the prosecutor's service—I was at his father's house on the night he was discharged—he came from Mr. Gurney's, threw his money on the table to his mother, and said that he would be revenged on him before that day twelvemonths, by G—.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> What time in the evening was that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between 6 and 7 o'clock—I have been an acquaintance of the family about four years—I mentioned this to a friend after the first fire, but I did not mention Buckland's name—he was very much excited.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PRICE</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer in the prosecutor's service. About 10 o'clock on that Saturday night I was going to my master's, and met the prisoner at Greenford—he was coming from his house, a yard or two from it—I heard him halloo "Fire!"—the prisoner could not see flame at the</p>
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<p>haystack, from Bartholomew's house I was forced to go to the middle of my master's yard before I saw it; to the road in front of the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> Was the prisoner coming across the meadow?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; down the garden from his father's house—it was about a quarter before 10 o'clock—he said that Mr. Gurney's ricks were on fire—I ran alongside of him till I could not run further; then returned to the pri
<lb/>soner's house, and gave the alarm—I had not then seen that it was on fire, but I could smell it—when I got to the rick yard I saw it on fire.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Which way did the prisoner go when he left you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To my master's house—I saw him go to the gate leading into my master's yard.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 6). I took the prisoner at his father's house on 9th Nov.—I told him that I should apprehend him on suspicion of setting fire to Mr. Gurney's ricks on the Saturday night pre
<lb/>vious—he said, "That is all one gets for giving the alarm of fire; and the next time I see a rick on fire I will go home and go to bed; they may put me on my trial for it, but I am innocent"—on the 9th Nov. I was in a gig with Mr. Gurney, and met the prisoner on the road—Mr. Gurney asked him how it was that he did not give an alarm to Rush at the cottage—he said that he did not; he went back, and the first person that he alarmed was Moore—Rush's cottage is at the end of the rick yard, forty-four yards from the rick—Rush is in Mr. Gurney's employ—it is 393 yards from the corner of the rick which was on fire to the prosecutor's gate, going round by the road, and eighty-three yards from the rick to the prosecutor's front garden gate, which is twenty-two yards from his front door—the prisoner said that he was standing by a boiler in the yard, at the back of his own cottage, at the time he saw the fire; that is 140 yards from the comer of the rick—I have placed myself in that situation, and I do not think it possible that he could see the fire from there, unless his attention was called to it; but if it was, he might.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> If any body had told him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; or if he had looked in that direction he might have seen a light—he did not tell me he had been standing in the boiler; I heard so. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">did not consider the evidence sufficient to make it necessary for</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to address the Jury</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I said it was given me by a man whom I was in the habit of supplying goods to.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You said it was given you by Mr. Cogan—you said, "I lived with him, and served my time with him"—it is drawn in your name.</p>
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<p>and Co.'s when the prisoner was with me—I have had since, but have not now, because I drew the money out, having had a robbery at my place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was not I in your employment nearly five years?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between four and five years, off and on; you did not act in any way dishonest.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-13" type="given" value="VINCENT"/>VINCENT GUNNER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 21). On 20th Nov. I saw the prisoner in High Street, Notting Hill—I said, "I want you on a charge of forgery"—he said, "I was not aware there was anything wrong; the cheque was given to me by a man named Charles Richardson"—I asked him if he knew where Charles Richardson lived—he said, no, but that he was in the photo
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I told you where I had left the glass?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You did not.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I received the cheque from Charles Richardson.</p>
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<hi rend="italic"> He received a good character from Mr. Jennings, who also recommended him to mercy.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18571214-93-offence-1 t18571214-name-20"/>Rhoda Baxter</persName>: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-93-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-93-18571214 t18571214-93-punishment-3"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18571214-94-offence-1 t18571214-name-22"/>James Hall</persName>, from his person: to which he</rs> </p>
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<rs id="t18571214-94-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18571214-94-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-94-18571214 t18571214-94-punishment-4"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18571214-95-offence-1 t18571214-name-25"/>John Chappell</persName>, and stealing therein 2 coats, 4 spoons, and other articles, value 9
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WATTS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18571214-95-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-95-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-95-18571214 t18571214-95-punishment-5"/>Confined Two Years</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18571214-95-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18571214-95-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-95-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—(
<hi rend="italic">See next Case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<lb/>ing and entering the dwelling house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18571214-96-offence-1 t18571214-name-28"/>Adam Clarke Hook</persName>, and stealing therein 2 mantles, 6 table cloths, and other articles, value 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., his property.—2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>., Feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-29" type="surname" value="HOOK"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-29" type="given" value="ADAM CLARKE"/>ADAM CLARKE HOOK</persName> </hi>. I am a land agent, of Dartmouth Park. On 1st Nov., before going to bed, I carefully examined my house at 11 o'clock, and it was quite safe—at 6, or half past 6 o'clock next morning, I found the whole of the basement in great confusion, and the drawers in the nursery stripped of their contents—the persons had entered through a water closet window, which had a small button on it—I cannot say whether that window was closed the night before, but the door was—I also missed two pairs of</p>
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<p>boots—those (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are them—they are marked "Chappell," inside—they have been worn since—I have examined this bundle of clothing—it is part of what I lost that night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-30" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-30" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HILL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 39). I produce this pair of boots—I got them from the House of Detention, from the prisoner's feet—he was in cus
<lb/>tody there on another charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-31" type="surname" value="SNELLING"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-31" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SNELLING</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Harding, a pawnbroker, of York Street, Westminster. I produce these articles pawned on 3rd and 4th Nov., by the female prisoner in the name of Neale.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-32" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-32" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-32" type="given" value="HARRIET JANE"/>HARRIET JANE JONES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Jones, of No. 2, King's Head Court. I know the prisoners—they did not lodge in the same house that I lived in then, but I knew them living there for three weeks before they were taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cox. Q.</hi> Were we not in different rooms?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> When he came to live with you went into his room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lee's Defence.</hi> We were taken into custody, and the sergeant gave my mate two ounces of tobacco, and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in prison, and several fourpenny hot pies; and he said, "I will not press it against you, I will press it against Lee;" I and my mate have done several burglaries, but I do not think it is fair to press all the charges against me, and not against my companion as well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cox's Defence.</hi> Lee and this young fellow asked me to take some things to pledge; I did not know they were stolen; I never lived with him for an hour; he was lodging in the top room, and I was lodging in the bottom; Hill asked me if I had taken anything to the pawnbrokers for him; I said that I had, and went with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-33" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-33" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HILL</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I asked Cox whether she had taken any
<lb/>thing to the pawnbrokers for the other prisoner; she said that she had not pawned anything at all, and knew nothing about it—I discovered where the things were pawned, by finding some duplicates at her house—I found them in the top room—I have not seen her in the top room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-34" type="given" value="HARRIET JANE"/>HARRIET JANE JONES</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I have never seen Cox in the top room.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18571214-96-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of Stealing.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COX</hi>
<rs id="t18571214-96-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18571214-96-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-96-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of Receiving.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., his property.—2nd
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNT</hi>., Feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-38" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WHITESTONE</persName> </hi>. I live at Eaton Lodge, Hampstead Road. On 4th Nov., I went to bed about 10 o'clock—my servant examined the doors and windows—I got up about 5 o'clock next morning, and found the draw
<lb/>ing room and parlour in confusion—the drawers were open, and several things scattered about—a back window was opened at the lower part of the house, and egg shells, table linen, napkins, and other articles were strewed about—the window had been opened by putting back the catch—I found a knife with which it could be forced back—I missed two coats, seven table cloths, a snuff box, telescope, and other articles.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-39" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-39" type="surname" value="EDINGTON"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-39" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY EDINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Whitestone. I remember the property being stolen—I saw the back parlour window fastened before I went to bed on the night before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-40" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, of No. 7, Broadway, Westmin
<lb/>ster. I produce a musical box, which I purchased of Lee for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 5th Nov., also a telescope for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-41" type="surname" value="SNELLING"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-41" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SNELLING</persName> </hi>. I produce two coats pledged on 5th. Nov., by Cox, in the name of Neale.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-42" type="given" value="JOHN EPHRAIM"/>JOHN EPHRAIM ASHTON</persName> </hi>. I produce a quantity of tablecloths, pawned with me by Cox, on 5th Nov., in the name of Whitestone, which is the name marked on them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-43" type="surname" value="WHITESTONE"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-43" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WHITESTONE</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This musical box and telescope are mine; also these two coats.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-44" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-44" type="surname" value="EDINGTON"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-44" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY EDINGTON</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> This linen is my master's, and was lost on that night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-45" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HILL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 39). I did not give Watts any money—I sent him in a dinner—it was for him only, because I did not know the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lee. Q.</hi> Did not you give him two ounces of tobacco?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—the deputy governor, Mr. Sims, was present—Watts made a communication to me—there were no articles of stolen property found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cox. Q.</hi> You asked me if I had pawned anything?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, and you denied it till I found some duplicates.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cox's Defence.</hi> It is very hard that I should be brought into it; I went with Hill, and showed him where the things were pawned.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18571214-97-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18571214-97-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-97-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. **
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18571214-97-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-97-18571214 t18571214-97-punishment-6"/>of Burglary.—Six Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COX</hi>
<rs id="t18571214-97-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18571214-97-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-97-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of Receiving.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18571214-97-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-97-18571214 t18571214-97-punishment-7"/>
<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 14, 1857.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FARNCOMB</hi>.; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>.; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18571214-98-offence-1 t18571214-name-49"/>George White</persName>, and stealing 4 clocks, value 9
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-50" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a watch maker, of No. 53, Rathbone Place; I sleep there. On 5th Nov. I went to bed at 12 o'clock—I was the last person up, and left the house safe—I was called, between 2 and 3 o'clock, by a policeman—I then saw the bar was sprung, the middle shutter forced, the glass broken, and four clocks had been taken, which were my property, and worth about 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw them quite safe when I went to bed—two have since been shown to me by the policeman; they are two which I lost that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harris. Q.</hi> Have you any more like them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I have not sold any of them—here is my private mark on one of them, in my writing—there are more of this pattern—they may be very common—I can swear I have not sold any of them in my shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PRATT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 136). I was on duty on 6th Nov., at half past 2 o'clock in the morning, and saw the prosecutor's shop had been broken open—I called Mr. White up—I heard some one moving in a mews directly opposite; I ran across, and met Payne coming out, with something bulky under his arm—I asked him what he had got; he said, "Nothing"—I said, "Allow me to see"—I opened his coat, and took this clock from under his right arm—I took him across to Mr. White, who by that time had come down, and he identified the clock as his property—Payne was very violent;</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Payne.</hi> When you came across, you said, "What have you got there?" and I said, "A time piece."
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, you did not; you said you had nothing—you did not take it from under your arm, and give it to me—you did not say you had occasion to go down the mews, and found it—you did not say you would go back to the shop with me—you went back, because I took you; I had you by the collar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Payne.</hi> You took me to the shop, and you said that I struck you, which I did not, and you smashed me against the wall.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> you struck me, and I struck you again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you sure that he struck you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he did, in my mouth—I struck him after he struck me a second time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Payne.</hi> You broke both my jaws, and knocked out all my teeth; you struck me with your staff.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, I did not strike you with my staff at all; I struck you with nothing but my fist—I broke your jaw—I did not knock you down twice in Oxford Street—there was another con
<lb/>stable came up at the corner of Tottenham Court Road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-52" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STRUGAR</persName> </hi>. I am a boot maker; I was a constable of the
<hi rend="italic">E</hi> division. On 6th Nov. I went to Fitzroy Market, about half past 3 o'clock in the morning—that is near Rathbone Place—I saw the prisoner Harris going into a house—I followed him in, and up stairs—I asked him where he was going; he said, "I am going to bed"—I told him he must come with me—he came outside, and with assistance I took him to the station, and in his coat pocket I found this clock, which Mr. White identified—Harris said a man gave it to him to leave at Mr. Lambert's—Mr. Lambert is a second hand furniture dealer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harris. Q.</hi> Did I not tell you that I thought I should be able to pro
<lb/>duce the man who gave it me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; no such word passed at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-53" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD COOK</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 96). I was on duty n Rathbone Place, on 6th Nov.—about 10 minutes past 3 o'clock that morning I saw Harris and Payne together, in company with a female—they were about 100 yards from Mr. White's shop, and were standing talking—I went on my beat, and left them there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Payne. Q.</hi> How did you know it was me when you saw me in the station? both my jaws were then broken, and my eyes swelled up; my own friends did not know me.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I knew you by your dress and appearance—there was another man taken, but I gave no evidence against him—he was not taken on my information.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How close did you pass to the prisoners when they were standing there talking?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About two feet from them—they were standing in front of Mr. Jones's, the hosier's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Payne's Defence</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">written</hi>). At the time the depositions were taken I was not in a state to defend or protect myself, in consequence of the shameful treatment of the policeman who took me into custody; on the evening of 5th Nov., I went to the neighbourhood of Leicester Square, to meet some friends; I remained till the following morning; and on my way home, through Charles Street, Soho Square, I saw three or four persons run out of Rathbone Place and turn up Oxford Street; I crossed over Oxford Street, and a little way up Rathbone Place I turned up an archway for a necessary purpose; and on coming out I saw, standing on a door-step, a time piece; I took it up and looked at it; I thought somebody had set it down and forgotten it; I expected a reward would be offered for it; I put</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Payne was likewise charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-54" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAFTER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 346). I produce the certificate of a former conviction—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "
<hi rend="italic">Clerkenwell Session, Jan.</hi>, 1850;
<hi rend="italic">Thomas Dalby, Convicted of stealing a purse and money from the person; Transported for Seven years</hi>")—I was present—Payne is the person, I am sure—he had been convicted before, in May, 1848, with another person, and they had three months each.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Payne.</hi> I never was transported in my life; I am not the person.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18571214-99-offence-1 t18571214-name-56"/>Alfred Tyler</persName> and another, his masters: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-99-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18571214-100-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MOSES SOLOMON</hi> (22)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="t18571214-101-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 2, 000 embossed labels, value 4
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18571214-101-offence-1 t18571214-name-61"/>Philip Summers</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAARTEN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-62" type="given" value="JOHN MARK"/>JOHN MARK BULL</persName> </hi>., I am a City policeman. In consequence of in
<lb/>formation, I went, on the morning of 1st Dec., to Mr. Solly, in Fitche's Court, Noble Street, with Mr. Frederick Summers—while I was there the prisoner Solomon came, and brought with him this parcel—he went in the counting house, and undid the parcel—I saw the contents of it—it was these embossed labels—I asked him if they were his property; he said "Yes"—I asked him what he wanted for them; he said, "1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "—I said I was a police officer, and he need not answer me any questions unless he thought proper—I asked him where he got them; he said he bought them of a young man of the name of Myers that morning in the lane, and gave 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them—he said he had had a sample of them before—I said they were stolen, and were worth 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said he did not know the value of them—I found on him a small sum of money—I found Myers in Gravel Lane—I asked him if he knew a young man of the name of Solomon, and if he had seen him that morning, and if he had sold him some embossed labels—he said he had—I told him I was a police officer, and he need not answer me any questions unless he thought proper—I asked what he sold them for—he said 12
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of a young man about twenty-five, and he had some samples of them the night before, between 6 and 7 o'clock—I said that was shortly after the robbery—I took him to the station, and found on him 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and two em
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it through the information of Solomon's friends that you found Myers?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I had left the house, and they ran after me, and said they had found him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What is Solomon?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He keeps a small shop, and deals in furniture—Myers lives not far from there—I understood by the lane, Petticoat Lane; there is a good deal of barter there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-63" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM SUMMERS</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Philip Summers, a fancy stationer, in Tabernacle Walk. I do not know the prisoners—these labels are my father's—they are worth 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a thousand—I counted those produced, and found two less than 2, 000. On Thursday, 26th Nov., I packed up these labels, about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, and gave them to an errand boy—they were packed in hundreds, not in the paper they are in now—they were in a brown paper parcel—I wrote the direction, and entered it in the parcel book to Chaplin and Home's, the carrier.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are they packed as they were?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; this newspaper was not with them—they were in twenty separate hundreds in a brown paper—two of these parcels have been broken open, and two labels taken out—these are to go on boxes inclosing collars and gloves, and other things—this is our own design; no labels are made like these; other parties may have the same stamps, but this is our own design.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-64" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-64" type="given" value="EDWARD GEORGE"/>EDWARD GEORGE GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Summers, as</p>
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<p>errand boy. On Thursday, 26th Nov., I took two parcels from his shop about 5 o'clock in the afternoon—I was to take one to Pickford's, and one to Chaplin and Horne's—when I got to Pickford's, in Wood Street, I missed one parcel, which was directed to Mr. Hooper, at Manchester—the last time I had seen that was at the London Wall end of Moorgate Street—I do not know the contents of the parcel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time did you get to Pick
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About half past 5 o'clock—the parcels were not very large—they were in the truck—I was pulling it—another little boy, named Elliott, was with me—he is not here—he would not go behind the truck—I had another parcel in the truck—when I got to Pickford's one was gone—the other little boy is still in my master's employ.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-65" type="surname" value="SOLLY"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-65" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SOLLY</persName> </hi>. I am a fancy box maker, in Fitche's Court, Noble Street. On Monday, 30th Nov., Solomon came to my shop—he said he had 2, 000 of these labels, and he produced two as samples—he said he wanted a sovereign for 2, 000 of them—I said, "Very well, bring them in to-morrow morning"—I kept the samples; they are at home—I communicated with Mr. Summers and the officer, and Mr. Frederick Summers came to my place—Solomon came on the morning of the 1st Dec., and he was taken—the value of these labels is 40
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a thousand—I buy thousands of them in the course of a year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> They are sometimes sold in small lots?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never buy small lots—there are small lots, and they fall into the hands of inferior persons—they are sold sometimes as job lots at inferior prices. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18571214-101-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-101-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1857.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-66" type="surname" value="MARSHALL"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-66" type="given" value="CHAPMAN"/>CHAPMAN MARSHALL</persName> </hi>., Knt., Ald.; Sir
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-67" type="surname" value="MOON"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-67" type="given" value="FRANCIS GRAHAM"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</hi> </persName>., Bart, Ald.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RECORDER</hi>.; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Second Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WELCH</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">alias
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-102-18571214 t18571214-alias-1"/> Attwell</rs> </hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18571214-102-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 3 necklaces, 2 brooches, 1 diamond order, 9 bracelets, 11 gowns, 12 pairs of stockings, and other articles, value 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money; the property of Francis, Earl of Ellesmere, since deceased; and </rs>
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<interp inst="def2-102-18571214" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD JACKSON</hi> (37)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def3-102-18571214" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def3-102-18571214" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN JACKSON</hi> </persName>,
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<interp inst="t18571214-102-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-102-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>Feloniously receiving the same: to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WELCH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18571214-102-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18571214-102-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-102-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">stated that he had given useful informa
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<interp inst="t18571214-102-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-102-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-102-18571214 t18571214-102-punishment-12"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-71" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-71" type="surname" value="EDLIN"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-71" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN EDLIN</persName> </hi>. I am Lady Ellesmere's maid, and have been so since 1855. In January, 1856, I packed a box of Lady Ellesmere's—I did not see it put it on the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, or see it after it was on the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—these pocket handkerchiefs, veils, lace, night gowns, stockings, and other articles, were all placed in the box—I speak positively to them, with the exception of this velvet jacket; there might be two of them alike—some of these articles are marked with the Countess's initials—I had them con
<lb/>stantly under my care—besides these things, there was a quantity of neck
<lb/>laces, bracelets, buttons, ear rings, a diamond Queen's order, two large branches, and two small ones, value between 15, 000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 16, 000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—here are the sleeves of a dress which I made up myself—we left Bridgwater House, to go to the station, about 10 minutes after 5 o'clock.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What are the marks?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The stockings are the only things that have a mark remaining; that is "H. E."—the handkerchiefs are not marked, but here is one of them that I darned—the best handkerchief was worth five guineas when purchased.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-72" type="surname" value="ELLIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. I was in the service of the late Lord Ellesmere in Jan., 1856—I remember Lady Ellesmere and her maid leaving town in Jan., 1856—a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> was brought to the door to take their luggage—that trunk was put on the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> with the luggage.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-73" type="surname" value="FROUD"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-73" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FROUD</persName> </hi>. I am a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> driver. On the evening of 22nd Jan., 1856, I was in Davies Street, Berkeley Square—the prisoner Attwell came up to me; he had nothing with him, but in consequence of what passed between us I saw this box standing on the kerb—he and another man lifted it, and I drove with it to Leonard Square, Shoreditch—Attwell took the box on his shoulder there, and I took it away—he went down Leonard Street, and crossed the road in an angular direction—I have since discovered where Jackson lives; it is right in that direction—where I lost sight of Attwell is about fifty yards from Jackson's house—when the advertisements were published I gave information to the police of what I knew.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Should you know the other man again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—he was a little shorter than Attwell—he was minding the truck—I had not passed Jackson's house when the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> was stopped—I saw Attwell carry the trunk about 100 yards, a little more or less, after he left the
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>—he had only to go round the corner of the square; it is more like an
<hi rend="italic">obelisk</hi> than a square.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-74" type="surname" value="GABEY"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-74" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABEY</persName> </hi>. I am a horse hair carder, of Antelope Gardens, Leonard Street, Shoreditch. One night in Jan., 1856, between 7 and 8 o'clock, I found this box, empty, opposite my garden—Jackson's house is about 300 yards from there—I gave information to the police, who told me to take it to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it a crowded neighbourhood?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-75" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-75" type="surname" value="CURLING"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-75" type="given" value="LYDIA"/>LYDIA CURLING</persName> </hi>. I am a lace cleaner, of No. 29, Grosvenor Street, Pimlico. I cleaned and mended this Brussels lace shawl for her ladyship—I have not the slightest doubt about it being her's—it is worth about 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you mend it so well that you cannot see where you mended it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I can see the place—I have not many things of this kind to wash and do up—I have not seen it more than twice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-76" type="surname" value="BLACKBURN"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-76" type="given" value="ANTONY"/>ANTONY BLACKBURN</persName> </hi>. I am a lace manufacturer. I sold this black lace shawl to Lady Ellesmere for sixteen guineas—this Brussels lace shawl cost originally fifty or sixty guineas—here are three handkerchiefs, value about a guinea each, and one, value about five guineas.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-77" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-77" type="surname" value="ELLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-77" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Lady Ellesmere. I know this handkerchief, the most valuable one, by a partially erased ink stain; I tried to erase it, but did not quite succeed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> Is an ink stain uncommon even on these delicate things?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> My trying to take it out has left a little iron mould; I also believe it to be the handkerchief from washing it—here is another mark in the corner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How often have you had to wash it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About four times.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-78" type="surname" value="DUNFER"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-78" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY DUNFER</persName> </hi>. I was housekeeper to Lady Ellesmere—here are several articles which I am certain belong to Her Ladyship.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-79" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-79" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EVANS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 22). On Sunday, 18th Oct., I was on duty in Old Street, and saw Jackson and another man—I knew him, and knew where he lived—he was coming towards me, and suddenly turned, went across the road, walked sharply back on the other side, and turned up the first street, Henry Street—I followed him, and he knocked at No. 8—I overtook him, and said, "What have you got here?"—he said, "What has that to do with you?"—I said, "I belong to the police, and must know"—he said, "I shall not tell you"—I afterwards went to the house, and saw the female prisoner there, and in company with a man, to whom I said, "Halloo,
<hi rend="italic">Charley</hi>, what are you doing here?"—he said, "Nothing"—I said to Mrs. Jackson, "What have you got there?"—she said, "He has only brought me this to show me; that was, this mug which she had in her hand"—I said, "Where did you get it from?"—he said, "I know nothing about it"—she said, "Do you mean that,
<hi rend="italic">Charley</hi>?"—"Well, he said, "I found it last night in Shoreditch"—I then gave him into custody to another constable, and told Mrs. Jackson I was going to search the house—I did so, and found these four handkerchiefs and this lace shawl in a drawer—Mrs. Jackson tried to put the handkerchiefs behind her—I said, "What have you got there?" and took them away from her—she said that the shawl was given to her by her mother before she was married, and that she had had the handkerchiefs eight or nine years—I also found a lace scarf or mantle, a blue scarf, a lace jacket, a white blond scarf, some pairs of silk stockings, marked "H.E.," and a pair of white lace sleeves; some in the bed room, some in the cupboard, and some in a drawer—the black lace shawl was found in the box with some women's clothes not made up, and some sheeting and table cloths in rolls—she said the coat in the box belonged to her husband—he was not present; he was in prison—I took her into custody for having this mug, and brought her to the station, where her husband was—he said to her, "What have they brought away?"—she said, "
<hi rend="italic">Them</hi> handkerchiefs"—I said, "Do you mean these hand
<lb/>kerchiefs?" taking these four from my pocket—she said, "Yes; you know that I have had them for eight or nine years"—he made no answer—on Saturday, 24th Oct., I made a further search—Mrs. Jackson was then on bail and at home, but he was in custody—she was present when I went, and it was then that I found the black lace shawl in the box—she said that she bought it of a young woman living with her sister—she did not say how long she had had it—I also found this child's dress (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—she said that it was part of a dress of her own, which was cut up for her children—I also found part of a blue flannel dressing gown, part of a grey linsey dress, and part of a velvet mantle—there were several examinations before the Magistrate; and on one occasion, after Jackson was remanded, he was sitting in the waiting room to go away in the van, and said, "Evans, can I speak to you?"—I said, "Yes, if you like"—he said, "You are prose
<lb/>cuting an innocent man"—I said, "We do not want to do so; all we want is the guilty ones"—he said, "Well, I do not deny that the box was brought to my place, but I cannot help that; if you go to Crown Street and Sun Street, and get me the names of all the shoemaker's shops there, I will tell you the one where the wearing apparel was taken to"—I said, "Very well; if it is your wish, I will do so; how shall I let you have it?"—he said, "Bring it to me in the House of Detention to-morrow"—I went and got the names, and took them to him at the House of Detention—he</p>
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<p>read the list, and said, "I do not see the name there; I thought it began with an 'S'; I do not intend to say any more about it; not without I am promised that I shall not be prosecuted"—I told him that I had seen the solicitor, but I was not authorised to do anything of the kind—he said, "I know who had the wearing apparel and the jewellery; I saw the gold being melted, and the diamonds sorted out into different carats"—I said, "What do you mean by different carats?"—he said, "Different sizes put together; some of the emerald and diamond necklaces we sold whole, as they were, for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to a Jew who lived on the first floor in Bishopsgate Street"—I said, "Can you tell me which house?"—he said, "No; and some of it was thrown down a watercloset in Spitalfields, and the diamond eardrops were thrown away in a field at Whitechapel"—I said, "Can you tell me where?"—he said, "No, I cannot; but if you will let me out of here, I will try and find out"—I said, "I have nothing at all to do with that"—he said, "When they brought the box to my place, I told them to take it out, I would have nothing to do with it; they said they had carried it far enough, and did not intend to carry it further; it was taken into the parlour and broken open; and when I saw what it was, I told them I would have nothing to do with it; we thought they were theatrical dresses, and belonged to some theatrical person; the jewellery was taken away in a red handkerchief and the wearing apparel was put into a black bag."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you go and look for the shoe shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, in Crown Street and Sun Street—I do not know that there are a good many receiving shops in that neighbourhood—I did not go and look for the Jew on the first floor in Bishopsgate Street; there are so many first floors there—I thought this tale a very strange one; I did not think about whether it was told me in order to get out of gaol.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was not the man who was present during the conversation with Mrs. Jackson ultimately taken before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he was remanded for a week and then discharged—at the time Mrs. Jackson made this statement to me her husband was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What business is ostensibly carried on at Jackson's shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is an oil shop—there is no jewellery in the window, or any dresses, or anything of that sort.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I believe he has two shops?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, the other shop is in Old Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What shop is that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> An oil shop, the same as the other.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-80" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-80" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA PARSONS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at No. 82, Leonard Street, Shoreditch. I washed occasionally for Mrs. Jackson—I have looked at the handkerchiefs produced—I think I have seen several of them before, but this plain one I think I saw a year and eight months ago—I remember Mrs. Jackson's baby wearing this frock this time twelve months—I once saw two diamonds in Mrs. Jackson's possession; that must have been about last May or April twelve months, I cannot say to a week or a month; they were not set in anything, they were quite naked—the first or second week in Feb. last she gave me a few things to take charge of; they consisted of some jewellery, a few gold rings, some brooches, a few little lockets, some silver tea spoons, little trifling things; the greatest portion of them was in a copper tea kettle—the rings were set with pearls and different coloured stones, there were no diamonds—I never saw this black shawl till I saw it at Worship Street Police Court—I met Mrs. Jackson on one occasion while</p>
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<p>her husband was detained, and she asked me if I did not recollect her pur
<lb/>chasing it about five years ago, and I told her I did not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You have washed for Mrs. Jackson some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Tea, off and on for years—I have known her eight years—I could not be positive as to these being the handkerchiefs I saw—I think those I have seen had not the flowers, I have seen them equally as good; Mrs. Jackson usually had good handkerchiefs and everything very sub
<lb/>stantial and good—this is a very superior kind of handkerchief for her position—I could not swear positively to this being the handkerchief—I have never seen her wear a watch and chain, but I have seen her with such things and with jewellery, two years, or two years and a half ago, not three years, but quite a year and eight months—I saw them in her bed room when she was confined with her last baby—that was last May twelve months—I have seen Mr. Jackson with a watch, with an Albert chain to it—I had seen the rings months before I had them to take care of—they were the ordinary description of rings, they did not look anything very superior—Mrs. Jackson has eight children—I cannot say whether she is near her con
<lb/>finement now—I have not been in her house for nearly eight months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see handkerchiefs of this sort usually used by her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have seen them in her parlour, quite a year and nine months ago—I had never seen such handkerchiefs before April or May, 1856—I am not much of a judge of jewellery—I think I could tell the difference between diamonds and paste—the two I saw over Mrs. Jackson's counter looked very superior.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-81" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-81" type="surname" value="HUNT"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-81" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HUNT</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at No. 68, Paul Street, Fins
<lb/>bury. I made this frock and pelisse from twelve to thirteen months ago from a lady's dress which I fetched from Mrs. Jackson's—I find here the body of that dress and the sleeve.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-82" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-82" type="surname" value="EDLIN"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-82" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN EDLIN</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I can swear that I made this sleeve for Lady Ellesmere; it is my own work.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-83" type="surname" value="COLLINGRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-83" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD COLLINGRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a gold refiner, of No. 27, Wilderness Row, Clerkenwell. In Oct., 1856, I purchased a diamond of Edward Jackson for 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—he offered me another a little before Oct. last—it was rather of a square shape—I offered him 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it, he said he could not take less than 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the bargain went off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it apparently from a ring?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, it was a single stone, rather square shaped—I am well known as a refiner—I had seen Jackson about three times—I knew where he lived, and knew him to be a tradesman—he knew that I knew him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-84" type="surname" value="DUCAYNE"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-84" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD DUCAYNE</persName> </hi>. I was solicitor to the late Earl of Ellesmere, his Christian names were Francis Egerton—he died in Feb. 1857.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case as against the female prisoner; no distinct receiving on her part having been proved, which the ruling in Reg. v. Brooks</hi> (1
<hi rend="italic">Dearsley's Crown Cases</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">rendered necessary.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that there was abundant evidence for the Jury; if they were satisfied that in all she did she acted under the control of her husband, they would, of course, be bound to acquit her; but there was a case for them; and the case of Reg. v. Brooks differed from the present, as in that case the husband was charged with the stealing.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN JACKSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18571214-102-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD JACKSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18571214-102-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18571214-102-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-102-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18571214-102-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-102-18571214 t18571214-102-punishment-13"/>Ten Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The officer stated that various portions of property found at Jackson's had been identified as the result of different robberies</hi>).</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS FAWN</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18571214-103-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously cutting and wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18571214-103-offence-1 t18571214-name-86"/>Hannah Fawn</persName>, with intent to do her some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-87" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-87" type="surname" value="FAWN"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-87" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH FAWN</persName> </hi>. I was married to the prisoner on 16th June last; I was then residing at Reading, and was a widow. I lived at Reading about five weeks after the marriage, and then came to London, and lived at No. 1, Purton Street, Ledbury Road—my husband did not continue to reside with me—he was away from me five weeks, and the last time seven weeks—he was at home on 19th Nov.—he only came home the previous night—we were about to move into the country, and were packing up our things—on the 19th, after dinner, we were packing up the bed clothes, and as I was reach
<lb/>ing the sheet I received a very severe blow on the right side of my head from behind—it quite stunned me; I did not know where I was for a time—there was no one else in the room but myself and my husband—he was standing behind me at the time I received the blow—when I recovered my
<lb/>self, I found myself lying on a pillow before the fire—the pillow was in my mouth, and my mouth was full of blood—I cannot tell at all how long I had been insensible—I got to the top of the stairs, and called the landlady, Mrs. Fisher—she came to my assistance—a policeman was called in, and a medi
<lb/>cal man attended me—I had had no quarrel with my husband that day—I never had any quarrel with him at all—I did not see him again till he was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFF</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What part of the country were you going to move to?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To Chichester—my husband is a dealer, I believe—he is a plumber by trade—he travels about with articles to sell—the land
<lb/>lady was up stairs—I must have got to the foot of the stairs to call her—I do not recollect going down stairs myself, but I afterwards found myself at the bottom of the stairs—the landlady had gone down before me to call a policeman—I do not remember what I said to the policeman when he came in—I only remember saying, "What has he done it for?"—I did not tell him that he would find a life preserver—I did not know what it was done with—a life preserver was found on the bed—I have never heard my husband complain of his head—I never heard him say that he had a rushing of blood to his head at times—the only thing I heard him say was, when I saw him scratching his head, I said, "Have you got something in your head?" and he said, "Perhaps I have"—I have not heard him complain of his head feeling very hot—we have been married about five months—I knew him between three and four months before that—he told me he had a brother living at Horsham.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you ever seen the life preserver before that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-88" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-88" type="surname" value="FISHER"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-88" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH FISHER</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 1, Purton Terrace, Ledbury Road. The prisoner and his wife lodged at my house about three months—on 19th Nov. Mrs. Fawn opened her door and called to me—I came down from up stairs—I found her covered with blood—she said, "Mrs. Fisher, pray run after him"—I ran down the stairs, but he was gone—she followed me to the street door; I went for a surgeon—I saw the wound on her head—I cut her hair off, and washed the wound—we have other lodgers, but they were none of them at home at the time—I had seen the prisoner that morning—I know that he and his wife were in their room together, about half an hour before this, because he brought the plates and knives and forks which they had been using at dinner into the wash house, where I was washing—I have the pillow and clothes here—they are covered with blood—I saw nothing more of the prisoner till he was in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> You never heard any quarrelling of any kind?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, there never was any quarrelling—they lived affectionately together what little time he was at home; he was hardly ever there—I have seen him on his return—he treated his wife kindly and affectionately—he was away for more than three weeks at a time—last time. I think he was away for five weeks—I should think on the whole he was not at my place above three weeks—I believe they had no friends come to see them, but I do not know; I was not in their room at all times—I never knew him bring plates and knives and forks out before this—I do not know why he did it—his wife generally did it—I have never heard him complain about his head—I never knew of his being ill.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When they first came to your house, how long did he remain?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know exactly, but I should think about a fortnight or three weeks; he was at work for my husband for a week or two, as a painter—when he has nothing to do, I believe he travels about.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-89" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-89" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALLEN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 57). On 19th Nov. I was called in—I found Mrs. Fawn sitting on the foot of the bed, and Mrs. Fisher holding her up—she was very much excited, and there was a great deal of blood about her—this was before the medical man came—I found this life preserver—it was broken in two—there was blood on the string—it was a recent fracture—I believe it is quite a new instrument.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-90" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-90" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, at Adelaide Terrace, Notting Hill. On 19th Nov., I was called to see Mrs. Fawn—I found her sitting on the foot of the bed, in a state of great excitement, with a wound on the right side of the head, on the parietal bone, and blood issuing from it—I also found a great deal of extravasated blood under the scalp, around the wound, and a great quantity of blood over her shoulders—I probed the wound, and found that it had been laid bare, and felt rough—such an instrument as this life preserver would cause such a wound—I attended her for nearly a fortnight—in all cases of wounds on the head, erysipelas or inflammation might ensue—no such symptoms did supervene.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> I suppose erysipelas may ensue from any wound in the head?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Almost any wound—there was no danger in this case from the wound itself—I also found a bruise on the cheek bone—I cannot say whether that arose from a fall.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-91" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-91" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROWN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 22). On 2nd Dec, I went to Chichester, and found the prisoner there in the gaol—he had been detained on this charge, by his description in the
<hi rend="italic">Police Gazette</hi>—I told him I apprehended him on a warrant for assaulting and wounding his wife, and I said to him, You are not obliged to say anything to me unless you like; whatever you do say I shall take notice of it, and it may be used in evidence against you—he made no answer—I took him to the George and Dragon public house, and the landlady told me, in his presence, that on the Sunday night pre
<lb/>viously he had come to the house in a very excited state, that he asked for a bed, and said, "Have you heard anything of my wife?"—on the road from the station I saw a woman whom I thought was his first wife, from what I had heard; and it was represented to me there were three children—I said to him, "Have you anything to tell me respecting the three children?"—he said, "I will tell you all about that directly; they are not the children of my wife, they are the children of the woman I have been living with."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> Have you ever said anything about this until this-day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have not-—I did not instruct the attorney for the prosecution—I do not know who did.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18571214-103-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18571214-103-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-103-18571214 t18571214-103-punishment-14"/>Ten Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT SCOTT</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t18571214-104-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18571214-104-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing, on 9th Dec, 1 order for the pay
<lb/>ment of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; the property of
<persName id="t18571214-name-93" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-93" type="surname" value="SPICER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18571214-104-offence-1 t18571214-name-93"/>Ralph North Spicer</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-94" type="surname" value="SPICER"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-94" type="given" value="RALPH NORTH"/>RALPH NORTH SPICER</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of No. 5, Staple Inn. The pri
<lb/>soner was occasionally employed by me to do copying at my office—on 9th Dec I received from my father this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., drawn by Mr. Dalton—I had received two other cheques before, and I put the three into my table desk, in the prisoner's presence, and locked the drawer—I gave one of the cheques to a gentleman named Walthew, put the other into my pocket, and left the third in the drawer—the prisoner had the opportunity of seeing that it was left there—I left the office between 12 and 1 o'clock, leaving the prisoner there, and Charles Wheeler, my clerk—I was absent about half an hour—I returned, waited in the office not mere than ten minutes, and then went out, and was absent for about half an hour again; I then immediately went to the drawer, and the cheque was gone—when I returned the first time the prisoner was in the office, and Wheeler was out,; he came in, to the best of my recollection, before I left the second time, but I am not quite positive—the prisoner was not in the office when I came back the second time, and I did not see him that day, or the next—he had finished the work he had in hand, but he ordinarily attended every day—he had been paid for the work which he had done, except the last, but I had lent him much more than what was unpaid—he came to me on Friday morning, the 11th, at the Bankruptcy Court, in consequence of a letter which I wrote to him to come there to work, and after his work was finished I gave him in charge; I could not get an officer before—when I went out that day, he had whiskers half down his face, and a good deal of hair under his chin, but on the Friday morning it had all disappeared, and he was as he is now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you seen him on the Tuesday?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he had whiskers then, and a quantity of hair here—I had observed him with it before, and am not mistaken—I first knew him about May, 1856—he was then employed by me—he went away about the latter end of July, and I first saw him again about the last week in Nov. last—he informed me that he was an articled clerk—I had rather a high opinion of him—I forget whether he had whiskers last year, but this year he certainly had—I did not see him in 1856 till the last week in Nov.—I then employed him for two or three days, but not for the whole day—I paid him by piece work: he could go out when he liked—he had whiskers on the last day, but they did not come down more than half way, and he had a quantity of hair under his chin—he was at work for me, I think, every day without inter
<lb/>mission up to 9th Dec.—I saw and conversed with him every day except Sundays—the three cheques were lying close together, or folded together—I went out and in twice or three times—there was a boy named Wheeler in the office; he was the only person—I left the drawer unlocked the last time I went out; before that it had been looked—I knew where he resided—there was nothing for the prisoner to do on Thursday, to the best of my knowledge—on the Friday, my clerk, by my direction, sent him a letter to attend at the Bankruptcy Court, to take some evidence on a disputed proof—he did attend there—I saw him just before 12 o'clock; he was at work there about two hours—he did what I requested him, and I then gave him into custody—the Bank clerk attended at the Bankruptcy Court, and I asked him to look at the prisoner—it was after he told me he had no doubt he was the party, that I gave him into custody—he said first of all, "You</p>
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<p>are bringing a false charge, Mr. Spicer; I am too innocent to do anything of the kind"—I said, "I hoped you were, but the Bank clerk identifies you distinctly"—he then requested to speak to me—he appeared rather astonished, not particularly agitated—he said at the station house that the charge was untrue—his appearance was different on the Friday morning; his hair had been shaved off, and the hair under the chin also—I did not say anything to him about it, nor to the bank clerk, nor did he to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-95" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHEELER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Spicer—on 9th Dec. I was in the office—I remember Mr. Spicer going out about the middle of the day—at that time the prisoner was in the office with me—while Mr. Spicer was out the prisoner's wife came to the office; that was about 10 minutes to 1 o'clock, before Mr. Spicer returned the first time—the prisoner told me to go to my lunch, and I left him and Mrs. Scott in the office together, and nobody else; when I came back Mr. Spicer was there, and the prisoner, Mrs. Scott was gone—Mr. Spicer afterwards went out—after that the prisoner seemed as if he was looking for some paper—he opened the drawer—I was standing by the fire place, and I saw the cheque in the corner, rolled up; he then shut the drawer—I had seen Mr. Spicer put the cheque into the drawer, and I had seen him pay one to Mr. Walker, and put another into his pocket—I saw the third cheque safe in the drawer when the prisoner opened it—he did not take anything out then—he then said he was going to his lunch, and while he was gone, Mr. Spicer returned, and went to the drawer—it was directly after Mr. Spicer had gone out that he opened the drawer; before Mr. Spicer came back the first time, and directly after Mr. Spicer had left the second time, the prisoner said he was going to his lunch, and went away—while he was away Mr. Spicer returned—the prisoner came back that evening while Mr. Spicer was out, and he wrote this note, and told me to give it to Mr. Spicer, and ask him to leave an answer—I told the prisoner that Mr. Spicer had lost a cheque, and that he had gone down to the bank to stop payment—he told me to ask Mr. Spicer to be sure and leave an answer to the note, as it was very important, and he would return in half an hour, as Mrs. Scott was waiting for him—I gave the note to Mr. Spicer—I did not see the prisoner again till I saw him at the Bankruptey Court—(
<hi rend="italic">Note read</hi>: "Dear Sir,—I enclose you two bills for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each, which, if you will cash for me, I shall feel obliged. I hope what the boy tells me about your losing a cheque will prove incorrect, and that you have mislaid it. Yours truly, Robert Scott. Mrs. Scott has just called for me, but I shall be in directly.")—On the Wednesday I noticed that the prisoner had whiskers, and a quantity of hair under his chin—when I saw him at the Bankruptey Court he had not any.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> You say you saw this particular cheque rolled up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was crumpled up, as cheques generally are—it was in the corner of the drawer—there were other papers there—the prisoner usually told me to go to lunch—it was twenty minutes past 1 o'clock when I came back—Mr. Spicer said that he was going into the City, and would get his lunch; and directly he had gone, the prisoner went out also—Mr. Spicer came back before going to the City, and went to the drawer—it was about half past 1 o'clock that the prisoner left for his lunch—I am quite sure that he had whiskers—I had noticed them before, when he has been sitting in the office—my attention was not directed to them in any way—he had hair under his chin—it was not very bushy—it was a kind of brown colour—I have always seen him wear those whiskers since I have been there—I went</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> You had never seen him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not to my knowledge—I cash a great many cheques during the day—I do not under
<lb/>take to speak positively to the prisoner, since he has been shaved—I could speak with more certainty to a man with hair on his face—I noticed hair on the chin, and whiskers, as I thought—I described him to Mr. Spicer as having hair on his face—I did not observe whiskers on the side of the face—it was not a beard—the hair was on the chin, or on a portion of the cheek, possibly—I did not notice under his chin, he did not hold his head up—I cannot tell what colour it was—I believe it was rather a darkish dye—Wheeler came to me from the Bankruptcy Court—he told me that Scott was at the Bankruptcy Court, and I was to come there to identify him, but he had been shaved—I went there—he was not shown to me—I saw Mr. Spicer walk up to him, and directly I looked at him I thought by his features he was the same person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">called the following witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-97" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH DRAKE</persName> </hi>. I am acting as barber in the prison—I shaved the prisoner on Saturday last—I believe I am able to tell whether a man has had whiskers or not—I should rather think the prisoner never had any, except about the chin and the mouth—I should not think he has had whiskers—I have examined his face just now—I did not shave any whiskers off him—I should think he has never had any.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You think he has had hair on his face?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only on the chin and mouth—I should rather think he has not had any under the chin—I never shaved him there—if he had had any, and that had been shaved, there would be a roughness at the present time—I am a prisoner confined in this gaol for trial—I am merely allowed to shave the prisoners—I think I can undertake to swear that the prisoner never had any hair on his cheek—I would not undertake to say as regards the chin—I only felt for whiskers—I felt in the usual way, just round the cheek bones and the side of the face—I have been accustomed to act as barber since I have been in the gaol—I am a dairyman, but I can shave and cut hair as well as a barber, and did so long before I was confined here—I have been confined here about three weeks or a month—before</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The witness was directed to go into the dock and examine the prisoner</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you now examined him under the chin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I should think he never had any hair there—he has not taken to shaving long—if he had had any whiskers there, there would be sufficient stubble to enable me to say if he had shaved it off—I am sure I can undertake to say whether a man has had whiskers or not, and it is my belief he never has—he has not been shaved since Saturday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-98" type="given" value="ALEXANDER MASON"/>ALEXANDER MASON MACDOUGAL</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at Guy's Hos
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-101" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I keep a coffee house at No. 7, Great Chapel Street, Westminster. The prisoner has been in the habit of coining to my house for a fortnight or three weeks past with orders for refreshment from the lieutenant, and he has brought recruits at different times—on 24th Nov. he brought me this order—(
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of food—he did not have a bed—he wanted to bring a female, which I would not allow.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-102" type="given" value="LIEUTENANT CHARLES PHILLIPS"/>LIEUTENANT CHARLES PHILLIPS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am recruiting for the 5th Fusileers—the prisoner has been employed under me—this order is not my writing; it was not written by my authority—I have been in the habit of issuing orders to the same effect, but not exactly of this character.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-103" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WELSBY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 55). I took the prisoner into custody on 30th Nov.—I told him I must apprehend him for obtaining goods under false pretences from Mr. Legg and Mr. Davis—he said, "I will pay them as soon as I get my pension, that will be on Wednesday"—I said, "What have you got to say to forging Captain Williams's name?"—he said, "I am very sorry that I ever saw him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Lieutenant Williams wished to raise 100 recruits at his own expense, with a view to obtain his commission, and engaged me; it is customary to take the recruits to a coffee house; sometimes he would write the order, and when unable to get the money, he has authorised me, both verbally and in writing, to get a bed and supper; he knew I was without money, and during the week I took the usual order for bed and supper; on the Saturday he would come to no terms, and I had no alter
<lb/>native but to request my creditors to wait till the following Wednesday, but in the interim he gave me in charge; I went to India in 1842, as orderly-room sergeant, and have served in the Gwalior campaign, in the Sutlej, and the Punjaub, and received one star and two medals, with clasps; what I did I did in ignorance, and without the most remote idea of doing wrong.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> He occasionally applied to me for money, and I have given him money; I have his book here, by which it will be seen that I advanced him money continually, and I found that he made a most improper use of it—I did not refuse to advance him money on 24th Nov.—I advanced it to him up to the last moment—I had no idea that he was signing orders in my name—he is a pensioner.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-106" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MINTON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to William Neville and others, of Gresham Street; on the afternoon of 7th Dec the prisoner came and produced this order—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "70, Burlington Arcade, 27—11—57; Messrs. Neville, let the bearer have twelve dozen men's white merino, half hose, from Mrs. Darke.")—I told the prisoner that I did not know him, and asked if he could give me a reference to any house in the neighbourhood to whom I could apply; he said he did not know—I named several houses to him, amongst them Messrs. Morley's—he said he thought they might know him, and I accompanied him there—I asked him if he brought the order from Mrs. Darke; he said, "Yes"—they did not recognize him at Morley's, and I returned with him to our warehouse, gave him a portion of the goods ordered, and sent a porter with him with orders to give him into custody if the order was not genuine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-107" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HICKS</persName> </hi>. I am a porter to Messrs. Neville. I was sent with the prisoner to Mrs. Darke's—I asked Mrs. Darke if she knew him; she said, "No!" and the order was not genuine—the prisoner said a man gave him a shilling in Burlington Arcade to bring the order to Messrs. Neville, and get the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-108" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BENNETT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 331). The prisoner was given into my custody—I found a latch key on him, but no shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-109" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY DARKE</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at No. 70, Burlington Arcade—this order is not my writing, nor written by my authority—I do not know the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not write the order.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1857.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FARNCOMB</hi>.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</hi>.; and Mr.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIET SMITH</hi> (17)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALICE M'KENZIE</hi> (18)</persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18571214-114-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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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>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-118" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>FRANCES DAWSON</persName> </hi>. My mother sells fruit in Covent Garden Market. On 26th Nov. the prisoner came, between 8 and 9 o'clock in the morning—I am quite sure she is the person—she bought half a peck of chesnuts; they came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she paid me three sixpences—I gave her 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put the sixpences into the till—there were no other sixpences there—about an hour afterwards I had occasion to take a sixpence out of the till, and found it was bad—no one had been attending to the till in the mean time but myself—I then looked, and found another of the sixpences was bad—I wrapped them in a paper, and put them into my purse, apart from other money—on 3rd Dec. the prisoner came again, about the same time in the morning; she wanted half a peck of chesnuts—she offered me a shilling for them; I agreed to take it—she paid me two sixpences; I tried them immediately, and found both were bad—I sent for the beadle, and gave him the last two sixpences, and the two which she had uttered before—she was taken into custody—she said she did not know they were bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I ever give you any bad money before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not that I know of—you were in the habit of coming to my shop for a very long while.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-119" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL M'CORMICK</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Mrs. Dawson. I was in the shop on 26th Nov.; I saw the prisoner give Miss Dawson three sixpences—on 3rd Dec. I saw her give her two sixpences—she put them between her teeth, and said, "These are bad, and you gave me two bad ones this day week"—I sent for the beadle, and I saw a piece of paper drop from the prisoner—a lad and I picked it up; it contained a bad sixpence—I went with the prisoner, and as she was going into the dock I heard something rattle; I stooped, and found a bad sixpence—I gave them to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-120" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOULD</persName> </hi>. I am beadle of Covent Garden Market. I produce four sixpences which I received from Miss Dawson, and two that I received from M'Cormick—I took the prisoner, and asked if she had got any more; she said, "No"—I told the last witness to follow behind her, and just before she got into the dock, I heard something drop; the witness stooped, and picked up a sixpence—the prisoner had before dropped one in the market.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.—</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Six Months</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-124" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PLUMMER</persName> </hi>. I live in Spicer Street, Mile End New Town, and sell newspapers. On 22nd Nov. Sadler came to my house in the evening for
<hi rend="italic">Reynolds's Newpaper</hi>—it came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she laid down a half crown on the counter—I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I took up the half crown, and found it was bad—she had just left the shop—I did not call to her for fear she should run away, but I followed her for about forty yards—Ryan was waiting there—she went directly to him, and passed something to him—he was standing just by a gas lamp—I saw that they were leagued together, and I followed them—they went into a public house called the Ten Bells—I saw them there in company together, and I gave them into custody—I gave the half crown to the policeman—the inspector said to Sadler, "What have you done with the change?" (she had been searched, and no money found on her) and she said that she had spent it—I said that was impossible, for there was nothing but a dead wall between her and the man, and I had not lost sight of her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 129). The last witness pointed out to me the two prisoners, who were walking along together in Brick Lane—I followed them 100 or 150 yards—they went to the corner of Fashion Street, and turned back, and went into the Ten Bells together—I went and got assistance, and took them both—Plummer charged them with passing a bad half crown—they made no answer—they were taken to the station—I found 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in Ryan's left band trowsers pocket, and a bad half crown with the other money, a box of lucifer matches, and a cotton candle—I told him the half crown was bad—he said he did not know it—on Sadler was found 1 1-4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a newspaper—I asked Ryan his address—he refused to give it—he said he was a wine cooper—he was asked where he worked—he said he should not tell, as it might injure him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ryan. Q.</hi> Did you see me at the corner of Fashion Street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there were two other officers in the Ten Bells; one took hold of one of your hands and the other the other, so that you could not put your hands into your pocket—I know now where your wife lives, because I followed her home from the Police Court—I did not take 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from you, it was only 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where does his wife live?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the bottom of Thrawl Street, about a quarter of a mile from where I took him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-126" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM LINCOLN</persName> </hi>. These half crowns are both bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ryan's Defence.</hi> On the night of 22nd Nov. I went to Stepney for a half sovereign which was owing to me; I got there about half past 6 o'clock; I remained there till half past 8 o'clock; and it being Sunday evening, and the shops being shut, I asked the man's wife to give me two candles, a box of matches, and a bit of tobacco; I laid down the half sovereign on the table; she took it off, and gave the change; as I came home this female spoke to me, and asked me to go with her; I refused, and said I was a married man; and, on purpose to get rid of her, I went to the public house, and gave her a drop of beer, and the officer and the witness came in and took her and me at the same time; if I had wished to pass bad money, should I not have put down the bad half crown for the beer? but I did not; Mrs. Williams is the person I received the half crown from that was found on me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ryan called.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-127" type="given" value="DIANA"/>DIANA WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Williams, a lumper. On the Saturday night previous, the 21st, Ryan called at my house, and waited a long time for my husband, till nearly 12 o'clock—he then said he would</p>
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<p>wait no longer—I said, "You had better call on Sunday"—he called on the Sunday evening, and I gave my husband a half sovereign—I saw him give it to him—he asked me to get candles and matches, and half an ounce of tobacco—I gave him these things, and he gave me the half sovereign—I am a laundress—I gave him change out of my own box—there was one half crown only in the change.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time was this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think it was a little after 11 o'clock—it was late I know—I cannot say the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ryan. Q.</hi> What time was it when I came to your house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Quite early in the afternoon; but what time you left I cannot tell—it might be between 10 and 11 o'clock; I know it was latish.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DONOVAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time was Ryan apprehended?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About half past 9 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RYAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-116-18571214 t18571214-116-punishment-27"/>Confined Two Years</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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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="italic">The prisoner, being a Lascar, had the evidence interpreted to him</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-130" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CUTTERMOLE</persName> </hi>. I live in East Street, Limehouse, and am a galyanizer. On 19th Nov. my little girl kept a stall in the Commercial Road—about half past 6 o'clock that evening, she told me something, and I watched the prisoner; I saw him go to Sophia Thomas, and buy a halfpenny worth of apples; I saw him pass a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece to her—he then went to Lawless; I did not see him pass anything there, but as soon as he went to that stall I took him, and handed him over to a policeman—I told the prisoner he had been uttering bad money—he said, "That
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a halfpenny worth of apples—I put the sixpence into my purse—he came again about three quarters of an hour afterwards, and gave me a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece for a halfpenny worth of nuts—I put it with the sixpence into my purse—I saw the prisoner afterwards in custody, and gave the two coins to the policeman—the prisoner spoke in broken language, but so that I could understand him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-132" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE LAWLESS</persName> </hi>. I shall be fourteen years old on 17th April. I keep a little stall in the Commercial Road—the prisoner came and wanted a halfpenny worth of apples; he gave me a 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, and I gave him change, and put the 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece into my purse—I had no other there—in half an hour the prisoner came again, and asked for a halfpenny worth of apples; I served him, and he gave me another 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece; I gave him change, and he went away—I showed the 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece to a neighbour, and ascertained that it was bad—I went after the prisoner, and found Cuttermole had got him in custody—I told him he had given me two bad 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. pieces, and he must give me back my change—he said he took them at a public house over yonder—I gave the prisoner the last 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece I took of him; I gave the first one to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-133" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LOOKER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 334). I took the prisoner from Mr. Cuttermole on 19th Nov., on a charge of passing bad money—the last witness said the prisoner gave her two bad 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. pieces—I asked the prisoner</p>
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<p>where he got the bad money—he said, a "From a public house over yonder"—I received this 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece from Lawless, and one I took from the prisoner's hand—I got this 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece and this sixpence from Mrs. Thomas—I searched the prisoner, and found this bad sixpence in his cap and a bad shilling tied in a handkerchief down the inside of the leg of his trowsers—I told him they were bad—I found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-134" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM LINCOLN</persName> </hi>. These two groats taken by Lawless are both bad—this groat and sixpence are both bad—this sixpence and shilling found on the prisoner are bad—the 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece passed to Thomas is from the same mould as the one found in the prisoner's hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know the money was bad; I had been out of employ three months.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., his property;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, breaking and entering the counting house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18571214-119-offence-2 t18571214-name-137"/>Nicholas Hammond</persName>, and stealing two books and other articles, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18571214-119-offence-2 t18571214-name-138"/>Thomas Woodgate</persName>: to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-119-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Six Months on the First Indictment</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">, and </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Months on the Second.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN COLLINS</hi> (18)</persName>, were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-142" type="surname" value="DEFRIES"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-142" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18571214-120-offence-1 t18571214-name-142"/>Nathaniel Defries</persName>, one cup and other articles, value 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., his property, to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SUTHERLAND</hi>
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<interp inst="t18571214-120-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COLLINS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18571214-120-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.—Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-143" type="surname" value="DEFRIES"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-143" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>NATHANIEL DEFRIES</persName> </hi>. I live at No. 5, Fitzroy Square. On the morning of 30th Oct., I missed from my house a large quantity of plate—Collins had been in my service as footman about three weeks—he had left me on Tuesday, 27th Oct.—I returned from Brighton and discharged him—I missed a tureen and cover; a cup, which was presented to me, and which I valued very much; a sugar basin, four salt cellars and spoons, a butter knife, and other things—I have not seen them since—Sutherland came after the situation exactly at the time of my discharging Collins, and I said to him, "I am about discharging this man because he allowed a stranger to sleep in the house"—I did not take him into my employ, in consequence of his character, but he came day after day and night after night to be engaged—I saw him at my place with another man, between the time of my dis
<lb/>charging Collins and the robbery—Friday night, 30th Oct., was the com
<lb/>mencement of my Sabbath—on the Saturday morning I missed my property—I had a party on Friday, and the sugar basin and some other things were left down stairs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-144" type="given" value="DANIEL NATHANIEL"/>DANIEL NATHANIEL DEFRIES</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness. On the morning of 27th Oct. I came down stairs, between 6 and 7 o'clock—I went into Collins's bedroom—I saw Smith there finishing dressing; he was lacing up his boots—I asked Collins who he was; he made me no answer—I asked Smith who he was; he said nothing—Collins came out of the bedroom; I put the same question to him again, and he said Smith was a person out of place—I immediately went up stairs to inform the cook, and when the cook came down Smith had left the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Does your father keep a coachman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he lived in the mews—I do not know whether Smith was in the habit of visiting him—Collins was in my father's service.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-145" type="surname" value="LAMBERT"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-145" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LAMBERT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 68). In consequence of information, I went to Sutherland; I told him he was charged with committing a robbery at No. 25, Fitzroy Square—he said he knew of the robbery, but he had none of the plate—I asked him if he knew Collins; he said, "Yes"—I asked when he saw him last; he said, "On the 31st, the day after the robbery, in company with Smith."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> Did you apprehend Collins?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, two days afterwards—he asked me if I had got Sutherland—he said he had half the plate, and Sutherland had the other half.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18571214-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18571214-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-146" type="surname" value="COMBER"/>
<interp inst="t18571214-name-146" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH COMBER</persName> </hi>. I live in Manning Place, and am a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> driver. I know Smith—I saw him on 5th Nov.; I asked him if he knew anything of the robbery which had been committed at Mr. Defries—he said that he did, and he was asked to be in it by Collins; and he asked Collins if there was anybody else in it, and Collins said, "Yes,"
<hi rend="italic">Blackey</hi> was in it," meaning Sutherland, and then he said he would have nothing to do with it, as
<hi rend="italic">Blackey</hi> was in it—I saw Smith again, two or three days afterwards, but we had no more conversation about it—I saw my brother Thomas, and told him that I should tell about the robbery—after that, my brother Thomas and Smith came to me, and Smith asked me whether I was going to tell about the robbery—I said, "Yes;" and he told me not to do so—I cannot exactly remember the words he used, but he said, "Don't say anything about it, or else you will bring me into it"—I said, "Very well"—I did not say I would or would not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> Do you know Collins?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; nor Sutherland—I know Smith by sight; I have not known him long—I believe this con
<lb/>versation was on 5th Nov.—he called on me, but I called on him first—this conversation took place in going from Mr. Blain's house to Lisson Grove—I saw Smith at Mr. Blain's—I believe he lodged there—his house is in Conduit Street, which runs out of Oxford Street—I went to Mr. Blain's, and there saw Smith—I did not speak to him about the robbery at Mr. Blain's—I do not recollect that Mr. Blain said anything about the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he not say that Smith could have nothing to do with it, because he slept in his house on the night of 30th Oct.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did mention it, but not at that time—I believe he said so afterwards—this conversation took place as we were going along—I asked Smith if he knew anything about the robbery, and then this conversation took place—I cannot say when I saw Smith with my brother Thomas—it was a day or two, or it might be two or three days after.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did Blain say to you that Smith could not have been in it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said it in my company.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you know Smith before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I knew him by sight; I knew his name—I went to Blain's on 5th Nov.—I knew that Smith lodged there—my brother was there, and I went to see my brother who had been lodging there, but I think he did not at that time—I knew my brother was there—he uses the house—it is a beer shop—I had heard of the robbery on 5th Nov.—I found Smith and my brother Albert in front of the bar—Blain was in the bar, I believe—I think we had some porter—my brother wanted me to go and get a waistcoat out of pawn, and Smith went with me, and that was when the conversation took place—I was not out with my
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi> that day—my brother had been out of employ two or three weeks—he had been coachman to Mr. Defries—he had left two or three days before, just after this robbery.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-147" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COMBER</persName> </hi>. I am a brother of the last witness; I live as footman and coachman with Dr. Vanderville. I know Smith—I had heard of this robbery, which took place on 30th Oct.—I afterwards saw Smith at Mr. Blain's, and we had some conversation—I did not go to see him, but I use that house—I cannot say on what day I went—it might be a week after the robbery—I saw Smith—I do not know whether anything passed about the robbery—he told me there had been a robbery—I saw him again on the Sunday week following after the robbery—I told him I had been to my brother's, and he told me he was going to tell Mr. Defries the parties that had done the robbery, and he must bring him (Smith) into it, because he thought the right horse should wear the saddle—he said, "I hope to God he won't; for, if he does, he will bring me into it, and I shall deny every word that I said"—he asked me if I would go back to my brother—I said, "I don't know whether I have got time;" but I looked, and I had got time, and I went back with him—my brother was in bed, and Smith said to him, "
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>, I understand you are going to tell Mr. Defries the parties that
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> the robbery; and if you do, I shall deny every word that I said."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> Did not Smith tell you he had had nothing to do with the robbery?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he said on the way to my brother's, "I had nothing at all to do with the robbery"—my brother Albert was coachman to Mr. Defries.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM EDS</persName> </hi>. I keep a beer shop at No. 11, Coulton Place, Marylebone Lane. Sutherland lodged at my house at the latter end of Oct.—on 30th Oct. he was out all night—I did not see him when he returned in the morning—a lodger let him in a little before 8 o'clock—I saw him after
<lb/>wards with Albert Comber—Smith had called before that—he did not call for anything—he called there every day—he had been in the habit of using my house for twelvemonths—I had seen Smith and Sutherland together on many occasions—when Sutherland came in at 8 o'clock, he went up stairs, and came down afterwards—I did not see Smith there, when he came down—Smith called in about 9 o'clock—there was no one there then but myself——I do not know what he came in for—he used to come in to look at the newspaper—I have many persons who come in, and do not drink the first time they come in—I do not take any notice with persons that I know.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-149" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT COMBER</persName> </hi>. I am a brother of Joseph and Thomas Comber; I was coachman to Mr. Defries. I left him four or five days after the robbery—I was not discharged; I gave notice—I know Smith and Suther
<lb/>land—I went with Smith and Sutherland to Sutherland's lodging two or three days after the robbery—Sutherland told me, in Smith's presence, that he had got a portion of the plate up stairs—we had been to Blain's before that, and talked about the robbery—Sutherland afterwards said to me, "I have got some of the plate up stairs at Mr. Ede's"—we went on to Mr. Ede's, and went upstairs, and then Smith pulled up the bed, and took out several pieces of plate between the bed and the mattress, and showed them to me—one was six or seven inches long and four or five inches wide; another was something like a basin, but doubled up; another was a good deal like an egg cup, but much larger; there were some letters on it; and another thing seemed to hold about a pint and a half or a quart, with two handles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> How long were you in Mr. Defries's service?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Nearly a month—I left four or five days after the robbery—I gave notice to Mr. Defries, as the place did not suit me—I told him to get some one else in a week's time—I was only a weekly servant—I did not stop till the</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was it gave you a dislike to Mr. Defries's place?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Mr. Defries was always finding fault with one thing or another; and likewise I was to have the clothes, and I never had them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-150" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH COMBER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Joseph Comber. I never knew Smith till 5th Nov., when he came to our house, No. 9, Manning Place—he asked me whether I would go to Mr. Defries's stable and get a note for him out of a tin in the room adjoining Albert Comber's room, in the room next to the coal cellar—I said, "Yes;" and I went and got the note, and gave it him at my place—he read it—I only saw him once afterwards—he said to my husband, that if my husband
<hi rend="italic">opened</hi>, he would deny everything that he had said—he said, on the 5th Nov., that he saw the plate between between the bed and the mattress at
<hi rend="italic">Blackey's</hi> lodging.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1857.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>.; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERLE</hi>.; Mr. Justice
<hi rend="smallCaps">CROWDER</hi>.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHAPMAN MARSHALL</hi>., Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FARN
<lb/>COMB</hi>.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</hi>., Bart., Ald.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MICHAEL PRENDER
<lb/>GAST</hi>., Esq., Q. C.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Erle and the Fourth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>. and
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<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Please send by bearer a cheque book, H. and S. R. Lewin")—Messrs. Lewin keep an account with us—I delivered to the prisoner a cheque book marked No. F. D. 9, 651 to 9, 800, containing 150 cheques—on the following day the prisoner presented this cheque for 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it is a cheque taken from that cheque book—I paid it with a 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 45, 668, dated 11th March, 1857, and 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-157" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LEWIN</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with my nephew as solicitors, in Southampton Street; we keep an account at Messrs. Coutts and Co.—this</p>
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<lb/>ment in the Bank of England. On Friday, 6th Nov., my attention was called to this 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, No. 45, 668, which had been presented—I saw the prisoner, and said to him, "You have put the name of Thomas Brown, 105, Oxford Street, on this, and we do not find that address; let us know something about it"—I had previously looked in the Directory—he got con
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-159" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD FUNNELL</persName> </hi>. I am a detective officer, of the City of London. I was called to the Bank; and saw the prisoner there—in consequence of a communication that was made to me, I asked the prisoner where he got the 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note from—he said a man had given it to him in the street—I said, "Where in the street?"—he said, "In Ludgate Hill"—I asked him what he was to have for getting it cashed—he said, "A pound"—I asked him where he was to meet the man again—he said, "In St. Paul's Churchyard"—I asked him to write his own name and address on a piece of paper, which he did, "William Wilcox, 76, Hatton Garden, clerk," that was correct—I was not in uniform, but I had told him that I was an officer—I took him to the station—I there asked him if he had any more notes about him—he said, no, he had no more notes, but he had some loose cash—I told him that he must put it out on the desk—he put his hand into his pocket, and pulled out a handful of gold, and laid it on the desk—I asked where he got it from—he said, the same person that had given him the note to get cashed had given him the gold—I asked what he was going to do with the gold—he hesi
<lb/>tated, and made no reply—I counted it, and found twenty sovereigns—I then asked him if he had been to Messrs. Coutts that day—he said, "I have, I may as well tell you the whole truth about it; the man that gave me the note to get cashed, gave me a cheque for 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which I took to Messrs. Coutts, and got cashed for a 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note and 50 sovereigns"—I asked what had become of the remaining part of the gold—he said that he had put his hand into his pocket, and given it to the person that gave him the cheque—I said, "How much did you give him?" he said, "I don't know; I put my hand into my pocket, and gave it to him indiscriminately."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I subsequently gave you different particulars and addresses; did you not find those correct?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; you gave me none except your own; I found that correct, you were clerk to a Mr. King—you stated that your wife lived at Manchester, and I found a letter from her at your lodging.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The cheque and note were put in and read.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner put in a written defence, stating that he was employed in the transaction by a person whom he met at Mr. King's.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was further charged with having been before convicted</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Read: "William Wilcox, Convicted at the Borough Sessions, Manchester, Dec.</hi>, 1849,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for forging and uttering the order for the cheque book.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH DRAKE</hi> (25)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Erle.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-165" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am a single woman, and live at No. 47, Park Street, Dorset Square. In Oct. last I lived at No. 11, Adam Street East, Marylebone at the house of Mr. Gilmore—the prisoner and I both lived in one room there—on 29th Oct. I had to go into the infirmary, and was there three weeks—I came out on 19th Nov.—I went back to my lodging—I asked the prisoner if there had been any letters there—she gave me one which was opened, and said it had come that morning—I asked if there had been any money in it—she said, "No"—I expected some—I wrote home to my friends, and received an answer on the 24th—I afterward, on the same day, asked the prisoner for the remainder of the tickets of my clothes—she gave them to me—I then asked her for the letter and the money order that was in it—I told her that I had had a letter stating that it had been sent and received—she bounced up and went into a passion, and brought forward four bills, and said that I owed her that money—I do not know what they amounted to—she afterwards gave them to the policeman—her father was in the room at that time—he is rather deaf—he asked what was the matter, and I repeated it to him, and while I was repeating it she jumped up, took a knife out of the table drawer and said she would stab me and be the death of me, if she was hanged for it, and with that I went out of the room as quickly as I could—she stated before that that she had received the money order and kept it for the debt, and then she brought up these bills—I did not owe her any money—I made inquiries at the post office in Old Cavendish Street—the signature to this order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is not my writing—I never authorised the prisoner or anybody to sign my name and receive the money—I received 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from the prisoner on Friday, the 20th, the day after I came out of the infirmary; I told her I was so badly off I did not know what I should do, I had not a penny to get anything, and she gave me the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and said, "Don't show it to my father."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you known her?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From about 5th June this year—we lodged together to save expense—she had no money when she came to me—I kept her for a whole month and paid her rent and board—I was in the country a month, and when I came back I went to the infirmary—I had only received one post office order before this—that was in Sept.—the prisoner knew I received that, and went with me to get the money—I had not told her that I expected this order—I am positive she owes me money—she did not pay the rent out of her own money—she persuaded me to furnish the room, and said she would pay it out in rent till the furniture was hers—her father came while I was in the country—I</p>
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<p>found him with her when I returned—I know Adele Hathaway—she was present on the 24th, when I showed the letter to her that the order had been sent in—I had not before that any talk with the prisoner in Hathaway's presence about expecting the order—this is the prisoner's writ
<lb/>ing to the order—I know it perfectly well—it is her ordinary handwriting, no imitation of mine—she said at the station that I had authorised her to receive the money before I went into the workhouse—Hathaway was present when she said so—she brought her there to take a false oath, but she left the workhouse directly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PAYNE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you ever give her authority to receive the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not, nor did I tell her I expected it—the workhouse is not more than 10 minutes' walk from my lodging—I should have been able to sign my name if the prisoner had brought the order to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-166" type="given" value="ELIZABETH THOMAS,"/>ELIZABETH THOMAS, SENIOR</persName> </hi>. My husband is a labourer; we live at a place called Mayall, below Swansea. I got this post office order, at the post office at Swansea on the 28th Oct., enclosed it in a letter, and posted it to my daughter—I put her name in the order as the person to whom it was payable—I afterwards received this letter from London (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—this is the order I sent—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Credit the party named in my letter of advice the sum of 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and debit the same to my account. Received the above, E. Thomas.")</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PYE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to the post office in Old Cavendish Street. I received this advice from the post master at Swansea on 29th Oct., ad paid the order on that day—I do not recollect to whom I paid it—I cannot say whether the order was brought signed, or whether it was signed in my presence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-168" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK STOKES</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 104). On 24th Nov. I went with the pro
<lb/>secutrix to No. 11, Adam Street, and saw the prisoner—I told her that I came to take her into custody—she said, "What for?"—I said, "For opening a letter and stealing a post office order for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. "—she said, "Well, it is true, I did do it, policeman, but she authorised me to do so"—I took her into custody—the prosecutrix made no remark.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined Q.</hi> Were you subsequently at the station when Hatha
<lb/>way was there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was—I heard the prisoner make the same statement then—(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was here read as follows</hi>: "I wrote and acknowledged the letter to Mrs. Thomas; I am very sorry for it; it was my intention to pay Elizabeth as soon as I got the money.")</p>
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-169" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH THOMAS</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I believe this letter to be the prisoner's writing—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>: "My dear Elizabeth,—I am exceedingly sorry for what I have done; will you come to some agreement with my father? He will pay you the money on Wednesday when he takes his money, and I will do all I can for you when I am out. If you put me in you will get nothing. I do think it will break my heart; and to think of my poor dear baby; do, my dear Elizabeth, go and settle with my father. I know you have been kind to me, but I have not been able to return it to you; will you write, and let me know on Monday. From yours truly, M. A. Hawkins.")</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.</hi></rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1857.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PRESENT</hi>.—Sir
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<interp inst="t18571214-name-170" type="given" value="FRANCIS GRAHAM"/>FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</persName> </hi>., Bart., Ald.; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>.; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CUBITT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Fifth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
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<interp inst="t18571214-126-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18571214-127-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18571214-128-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, Embezzling, on 13th Nov., 8
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, on 20th Nov., 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, on 23rd Nov., 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the moneys of
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<interp inst="t18571214-128-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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