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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CARTER, MAYOR. FOURTH 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 obetirk</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, January</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>, M.P.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALE</hi>; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi>; and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE TYRWHITT</hi> (45)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600130-168-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a request for the delivery of 3 bonnets, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-2" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BRANDON</persName> </hi>. I carry on business in Oxford-street as an artificial florist—the business is chiefly conducted by my wife—in November last I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) by post—we have a customer named the Honourable Mr. Stuart—I had not known the prisoner at all before the receipt of that letter—she had not been a customer of our's before, that we know of—in consequence of that letter I gave directions to a person named Seymour, in our employment, to have it executed—a few days after the receipt of that letter I also received this second letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) a few days after I had sent off the bonnets—about November 19th I received No. 3, which I also handed to Miss Seymour to be executed—the amount of the articles supplied in consequence of those letters is a little above 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—before this time we had had a customer named Tyrwhitt; a lady—I do not remember whether it was Jane Tyrwhitt—I think that was in 1856 or 1857—it was for something very trifling; we put it down as a bad debt—whatever the goods were they have not been paid for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You do not mean to say it was the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—we have never demanded payment of this money, because these goods were brought back by the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-3" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE SEYMOUR</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mr. Brandon—on 12th November he put this letter into my hands—in consequence of that I put up two bonnets and two cap-fronts in a case—I addressed it, "The Honourable Mr. Stuart, Star and Garter, Richmond"—I subsequently received the two bonnets back for alteration—I re-made those two and sent a third with them—I addressed that box to the Star and Garter—these (
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-4" type="given" value="GEORGE MORRIS"/>GEORGE MORRIS ROBERTSHAW</persName> </hi>. I am a hosier, of 100, Oxford-street—I know the prisoner, and am acquainted with her writing—these three letters are in her writing—I know her by her own name as Mr. Tyrwhitt—I have had communications from her iu other names—I never knew her as the Hon. Mr. Stuart—I should think I have known her twenty yean, or nearly so—she has never gone by the name of Stuart during that time, to my knowledge, excepting in this case; but she has written to me in other names; that of Mr. Wilmot, of Gore House, Richmond, and Mr. Jones, of Tenby, South Wales—this other letter (
<hi rend="italic">One containing directions about the parcel</hi>) is also her writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say you have had communications with her in other names; and supplied goods in those other names; have you been paid for them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, by Mr. Lewis, her attorney—I do not know whether her proper name is Mr. Tyrwbitt Jones—I do not know that she had a fortune left her, and afterwards went by the name of Tyrwhitt—I do not know that her husband changed it, but I believe her brother did, and took the name with the title, but am not sure—she gave me a cheque upon her trustees about two years ago—that cheque was not paid—I subsequently gave it to Mr. Lewis for a cheque of his—these letters are unmistakably in her writing and in her natural hand—I do not know that she has been very eccentric all her life, suffering miserably in mental health—I don't know that she was in very miserable health two years ago; she was travelling about then.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> She gave you a cheque on this occasion, and you ultimately got a cheque from Mr. Lewis?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, for a portion of it—I did not take proceedings, or threaten them, before I got anything—Mr. Lewis applied to me about eighteen months afterwards—the goods were obtained in the name of Wilmot and Jones—I subsequently suspected, from some imformation that I had, that she was not that lady—I met her at Reigate and she then acknowledged that she was not, and gave me a cheque for a portion of her dividends—her husband had inclosed me a cheque for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and Mr. Lewis gave me a cheque for the rest—I have received it all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-5" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WALLACE</persName> </hi>. On November 16th I received a note—it is partly destroyed, but I recovered some of the pieces—this is one of them—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "If any parcel or letters should arrive for the Honourable Mr. Stuart, be so kind as to keep them till called for")—this box came to the Star and Garter, on the 17th, addressed "The Honourable Mr. Stuart, Star and Garter"—on 23d November another box like the first came—I delivered it to a female named Kirby—that box was addressed in the same way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-6" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE KIRBY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of a gardener in the employ of Mr. Wooding, of Petersham—I remember the prisoner living at Rose-cottage, Leather-lane, Petersham, in the name of Tyrwhitt—she left a fortnight before Christmas—they were there a little better than six weeks—they took it for two months—I was engaged as cook—it was a furnished house—I remember going to the Star and Garter—Mr. Tyrwhitt told me to go there, and ask for a box directed to the Honourable Mr. Stuart—I did so—I got the box and brought it—this is it—I gave it to Mr. Tyrwhitt—the first box I brought was about a week before she left—the last was on the Saturday before the Tuesday on which it was taken away by Mr. Cole—the prisoner sent me for the second box—she gave me the same message as about the first, and I went to the Star and Garter, and got the box—a young man, who is here as a witness, questioned me about it, and that is how it was found out—I gave it to the prisoner on the Saturday, and she was taken away on the Monday following.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the young man question you where you came from?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he asked where the Honourable Lady Stuart lived—I told him I did not know, but that I was sent from a lady at Petersham—he said, "What is your name?"—I told him, and by that they found it out—my mistress did not seem wrong in her mind: I thought she was once; she seemed very dull, and could not sleep, and was very restless; but she always ordered everything in a proper way—I never expressed that she was wrong in her mind—I did not say she was not right* in her mind, because she always appeared to me to be right.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METOALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When was it that she was so restless; how long before the police came?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I dare say a fortnight before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant.</hi>) About 3 o'clock on Tuesday, 29th November, I went to Rose-cottage, Petersham—I rung a bell, and the servant came—I asked the servant whether Mr. Tyrwhitt was at home—she said she did not know—she left me, and I followed her up stairs into the first floor front room—I heard the servant speak to the prisoner, and tell her that two gentlemen wanted her—she said, "Tell them I am not at home"—I went in and said, "Good morning, Mr. Tyrwhitt; I have come on very unpleasant business"—I did not know her before—I said, "I am a police-officer; I have come to apprehend you for obtaining three bonnets in the name of the Hon. Mr. Stuart; also for obtaining goods of Messrs. Lewis and Allanby, of Regent-street"—she clasped her hands and said, "Oh, my poor children"—she asked me to wait till Mr. Tyrwhitt came home—I told her that I could not—I did wait half an hour before she spoke again—Mr. Tyrwhitt then came in and he assisted in putting on her shawl and bonnet—I said that I wanted the three bonnets she had obtained, and if they were not given to me I should search the house—she said to the German governess, "Give them what they want"—the governess opened a box, and took out two bonnets; the third had been sent back—I also found three hats there with the name of "Heath, Knightsbridge, hatter to the Queen"—I did not take them away at that time—on the way to the railway station she said she knew she had done wrong herself; she did not mind what she suffered herself, but she hoped I would look to her poor children—I went down to Windsor on the 13th, I think, and made inquiries.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you told us all she said?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think I have, as far as I recollect.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-8" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HEATH</persName> </hi>. I live at St. George's place, Hyde-park-corner, and carry on business there as a hatter—on 16th or 17th October I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in consequence of which I sent to Windsor, by the South Western Railway, two Spanish and one other hat, directed, "Mr. Vernon, Close House, Windsor"—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are them, and that is the box in which I sent them—I have not been able to find any Mr. Vernon, or any such place as Close House—I have made inquiries, and cannot find Mr. Vernon—the bill I directed to her, came back through the post—I never saw the hats again till the constable produced them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This letter is in the prisoner's writing—I never knew her in the name of Vernon—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Mr. Vernon begs Mr. Heath will be so good as to send her two hats of the Spanish shape, No. 9. She wishes them to be as good as possible, with handsome tufts. One young lady's measure is 21 1/2 inches, and as she has the fullest face will require a somewhat larger hat. The other's measure is 20 inches,</p>
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<p>and of this size she wishes one of the white straw hats, No. 26, either trimmed with velvet, or bound with velvet and trimmed with ribbon. Mr. Vernon saw one ready trimmed at Mr. Heath's. If they could be sent on Wednesday she would be very glad; to Mr. Vernon, Close House, to be left at the South Western Station, Windsor."
<hi rend="italic">Dated</hi> "October 16th.")</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-10" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES COLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). These are the hats I found—I went to Windsor and made inquiries—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that it was not sufficient to send a person to make inquiries, but that it was necessary to have a person familiar with Windsor, or it would only be hearsay.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">admitted the evidence.</hi>)—I found no such place or person—the nearest I could find was Clewer House.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BRANDON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was not one of the bonnets returned finally?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; after she was taken—it had not arrived before she was taken—I got it from the railway—articles are sometimes kept a week there—I think the third letter relates to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">This being the case for the prosecution</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that it wa not proved that this was not done by Lady Stuart's authority, who, the prisoner herself stated, lived near Bath, and therefore that there was no case for the Jury: that though the prisoner admitted that she had done wrong, it was impossible to say whether that statement applied to this case or the next.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that if the order was not given with a dishonest intention, the goods would have been ordered to be sent to the prisoner's residence and not to tlie Star and Garter. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that as it was proved that there was a Mr. Stuart, who was a customer, yet who was not called, the case failed.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-16" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs, Lewis and Allanby, of 195, Regent-street—on Thursday, 24th November, the prisoner came and asked to look at some black French merino I showed her several pieces; she selected one, and ordered fourteen yards to be cut—it was 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard—she then wished to look at some thin material for evening dress—I showed her some barege, and she selected twenty-two yards of it at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., also some lining—she told me to take her address and send the goods for her—I took out my address book and she told me to enter the goods to her account—I said, "What name, madam?"—she said, "The Honourable Mr. Stuart; send the goods to the Star and Garter Hotel, Richmond"—I asked her if she had an account at our house, and if she was known on our books—she said, "Yes, aud that she was staying at the Star and Garter"—I said, "What is your home address?"—she said, "Sydney
<lb/>gardens, Bath"—she wished me to send the goods that evening by carrier—I made inquiries in the counting-house, and took the goods next morning myself to the Star and Garter—I found that no such person was staying</p>
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<p>there, and did not leave the goods—my employer showed me this letter (
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-17" type="given" value="GEORGE MORRIS"/>GEORGE MORRIS ROBERTSHAW</persName> </hi>. This letter is in the prisoner's writing—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Mr. Stuart begs that the merino and barege she chose may be kept till she calls, as she is going on a visit, and there will not now be time for her to send it to the milliner")—the prisoner's right name is Jane Tyrwhitt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When she looked at the barege, what was the next thing she said?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She said, "Show me some black silk for body lining"—I showed her two pieces, one at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a yard, and one at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she said that something less expensive would be better—I said that we had none—she wanted something mixed with cotton—I told her we did not keep such goods—she said, "Then cut me off three yards of this"—this is the bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have not got my address book here. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that what the witness wrote would be the best evidence, but the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that his recollection was the best evidence</hi>)—I think I looked at the address fyook this morning, but not for that address—I believe I have looked at it once since the trans
<lb/>action—she had her glove on and preferred my writing it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-19" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HEATH</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, St. George's-place, Hyde-park-corner—on 16th October I received a letter by post—I did not see the prisoner—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that this letter was not evidence, and that it was the same point as was decided in the last case, as it could not be proved whether she was not writing by Mr. Vernons authority</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered the letter admissible.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-20" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-20" type="given" value="GEORGE MORRIS"/>GEORGE MORRIS ROBERTSHAW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This letter is in the prisoner's writing—(
<hi rend="italic">The letter from Mr. Vernon was here read as in the last case</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-21" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-21" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE KIRBY</persName> </hi>. I lived with the prisoner about six weeks—I knew her by the name of Tyrwhitt, and by no other name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that instead of the charge being attempting to obtain of "Stephen Lewis" it should have been attempting to obtain the goods of "Stephen Lewis and others." The words "and others" the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to strike out as surplusage.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that that could not be done as there were two inconsistent intents laid, and that the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">could only strike out as surplusage that which was irrelevant.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">referred to Regina v. Keeley, (see Denisorts Crown cases) where it was held that the words "and others" might be struck out.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that that was only a description of the property, whereas this was an averment of the intent; the allegation was in one place correct and in the other incorrect, and was therefore bad for uncertainty; and there was no power of amendment, this being the substance of the offence; in changing the intention, the offence itself was changed, and it became a different thing according to the in
<lb/>tmtion entertained at the time the act was done.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">amended the indictment by the insertion of the words "and others" at the end thereof, giving</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the opportunity of setting it right afterwards, if upon reflection it was considered necessary.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. GREEN</hi>. I am a physician of 2, Upper Brook-street, Grosvenor
<lb/>square—I have attended the prisoner for, I think, twenty years—she suffers from a disorder of the head—I have seen her delirious on several occasions, owing to a nervous pain in the head—I remember on one occasion in 1858, finding her in my house in such a state that she could</p>
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<p>give no account of herself at all—she was in a wretched condition as to dirt, and I believe her relations were in search of her at that time—she continued unable to give an account of herself for at least ten days or a fortnight; I do not quite recollect—I procured some lodgings for her in North Audley-street—she has been suffering from that disorder, at long intervals, ever since I have known her—she has always suffered from neuralgic pain in the head to a great extent—I have no memorandum of attending her at the time this transaction is alleged to have occurred, but I know that she came to consult me about October—she was then suffering from neuralgia to such an extent that she could scarcely bear the light, and could scarcely speak—she was immensely prostrated and dejected—I have not known her eccentric, except under the influence of intense pain in the head—I should not be in the least surprised at her ordering things in the way she has, without being aware of the importance of what she was doing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Might she order things without knowing that she was giving a wrong name?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—I do not believe that when she gave the name of the Honourable Mr. Stuart, she really believed that she was the Honourable Mr. Stuart—her husband's name is Tyrwhitt Jones, but I always knew her under the name of Tyrwhitt—I have never known her as Mr. Wilmot, of Gore House, Richinond, or as Mr. Bathurst, Mr. Thomas, or the Honourable Mr. Massey—I think it is very likely that she assumed different names when she wanted goods—her mania would not assume the form of paying for the goods as well as ordering them—it is merely a mania to possess, no matter whether it is paid for or not—it is called
<hi rend="italic">cleptomania</hi>, which in plain English means, a mania for stealing—I do not offer an opinion as to whether a person who has that, ought to be held accountable—I think she has not the strength of mind to know that she was doing wrong—I account for her giving a different name, because I think anything would be done by persons under that disease to procure what they want—I have heard the evidence in Court to day, and I know her circumstances—I do not recollect any instance in which she had been drinking—I have not the least idea whether she did drink, but I think not—I only knew her as a patient at long intervals—I do not know where she lived before she was at Petersham—I sometimes did not see her once a year—I once went to her house and saw her friends—whether her husband has been through the Insolvent Court must be left to report, but I think I have seen it in the newspapers—having known her for twenty years, and knowing that she has a certain amount of income, I must consider this to be a case of mania, but if she had not that income, and it was done from absolute want, I should not believe that it was cleptomania—from the symptoms I have seen I should not have ventured to swear that it was cleptomania; if I had known nothing of her circumstances, her income, and her connexions.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you. ever know her under any delusion?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; but I have known her muttering when she has been under intense agony, and unable to bear the light.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-22" type="given" value="CHRISTINE"/>CHRISTINE DUNCAN</persName> </hi>. I am a nurse—in the latter part of 1858 I was called to nurse the prisoner in North Audley-street—she was in a state of melancholy aud appeared very eccentric—she did not speak or take any food, neither would she go to bed—she appeared to me to be suffering very much in her head—I attended her one week, and that was so during the whole time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-23" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's attorney and am familiar with the state of her property—she is absolutely receiving the interest of 10,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. under her marriage settlement, and also the interest of 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. left her by will—her husband has no interest whatever in either of those sums—it is trust money in the funds, and one of the trustees is here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Tell us their names?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> If his Lordship thinks I should, but one of them is her brother who in holding a very high position and is a titled gentleman—I do not know whether it is necessary that I should name him—the interest is not encumbered: she has not the power to encumber it—it is for her own support, and at her own private order—it is in the funds and is payable half-yearly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-170-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The officer staked that a great number of similar charges were preferred against her before the Magistrate.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,; 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt.; and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Third Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-172-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE KELLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 319). I produce a certificate of a conviction—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: Central Criminal Court, April, 1858; Francis Owen convicted of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin; Confined Eighteen Months</hi>)—I was present—the prisoner is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-28" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WYATT</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of a public-house at the corner of Spurr-street, Leicester-square—on 19th December, about half-past 11 in the evening, the prisoner came into my house for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of gin—I served him—he gave me a shilling—I tested it, and found it was bad—I sent for a constable, but the prisoner did not know that—before the constable came the prisoner asked me three different times for his change, and said if I could not give him change he had some half-pence he could give me—at last he opened the door and went out—I followed him, brought him back, and kept him till the constable arrived—I gave the constable the shilling—it had been in my hand—I am sure it was the one that the prisoner gave me—at the latter end of September last year two men came to my house about a quarter before 12 o'clock one night and called for a pint of porter—I believe one was the prisoner, the other I do not know—the person that I think was the prisoner gave my wife a bad shilling—I showed it to him, and he took it out of my hand and said it was a good one—he put it in his pocket and his friend paid 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the beer—when the prisoner came to my house in December, I fancied he was the same man that I had seen before—I thought so directly he came in, before he offered the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never was in his house before in my life.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long were the men in your house in September?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>tunity of seeing his face—it was light—I had not seen him between September and the 19th December—I fancied I had seen the other man. but I am not sure.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-29" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-29" type="surname" value="WYATT"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-29" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA WYATT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—my attention was called to a shilling by my husband on 19th December—I looked and saw the prisoner—I recollected he was a man that came to my place in September; he came with another man—he gave me a bad shilling—it was the man who was like the prisoner gave me the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 177). I was called, and the prisoner was given in my charge—I received this shilling from Mr. Wyatt—I found oa the prisoner a half-crown, one shilling, and one penny, all good.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-31" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Royal Mint—this shilling is bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-172-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA OLIVER</hi> (46)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted ilie Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MC'DONOUGH</persName> </hi>. I keep the Black Bull's Head, in Montague-street—on 10th January the prisoner came to my house about 10 o'clock at night; she asked for a pot of porter—it came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she gave me a shilling—I knew it was bad, but I gave her the change, and she went away—on 17th January she came again and gave me a bad shilling—I gave her in custody—I told the policeman she had given me two bad shillings, and gave them to him—I had kept the first one by itself till she came again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never was in his house before.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure she it the woman that came the first time—I recognised her when she came again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RAHILY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, H</hi> 33.) I took the prisoner in custody—I got from the witness these two shillings—I asked the prisoner if she had any more money, and she put her hand in her bosom and pulled out a purse containing one good shilling.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad, and from the same mould.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-173-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the property of
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<interp inst="t18600130-174-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-174-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600130-174-punishment-5" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-174-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-174-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-174-18600130 t18600130-174-punishment-5"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600130-175" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18600130"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-175" type="date" value="18600130"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600130-175-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-175-18600130 t18600130-175-offence-1 t18600130-175-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600130-175-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-175-18600130 t18600130-175-offence-1 t18600130-175-verdict-2"/>
<persName id="def1-175-18600130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-175-18600130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-175-18600130" type="age" value="14"/>
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<interp inst="def1-175-18600130" type="given" value="SAMUEL JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL JOHN SHREEVE</hi> (14)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-175-18600130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-175-18600130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-175-18600130" type="age" value="34"/>
<interp inst="def2-175-18600130" type="surname" value="CROOT"/>
<interp inst="def2-175-18600130" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES CROOT</hi> (34)</persName>
<rs id="t18600130-175-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-175-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-175-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing 7 yards of printed cotton and other goods, the property of
<persName id="t18600130-name-40" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-40" type="surname" value="BUTCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-40" type="given" value="JAMA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-175-offence-1 t18600130-name-40"/>Jama Butcher</persName>, the master of Shreeve; to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SHREEVE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-175-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-175-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-175-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600130-175-punishment-6" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-175-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-175-punishment-6" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-175-18600130 t18600130-175-punishment-6"/>Confined One Day</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CROOT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-175-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-175-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-175-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600130-175-punishment-7" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-175-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-175-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-175-18600130 t18600130-175-punishment-7"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Shreeve's master gave him a good character, and engaged to take him again into his service.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600130-176" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18600130"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-176" type="date" value="18600130"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600130-176-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-176-18600130 t18600130-176-offence-1 t18600130-176-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-176-18600130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-176-18600130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-176-18600130" type="age" value="18"/>
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<interp inst="def1-176-18600130" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MORRIS GOGGIN</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18600130-176-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-176-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-176-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing 1 handkerchief, value 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the property of
<persName id="t18600130-name-42" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-42" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-176-offence-1 t18600130-name-42"/>William Henry Wilson</persName>, from his person; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-176-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-176-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-176-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600130-176-punishment-8" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-176-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-176-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-176-18600130 t18600130-176-punishment-8"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600130-177" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18600130"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-177" type="date" value="18600130"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600130-177-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-177-18600130 t18600130-177-offence-1 t18600130-177-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-177-18600130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-177-18600130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-177-18600130" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def1-177-18600130" type="surname" value="NORTON"/>
<interp inst="def1-177-18600130" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS NORTON</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18600130-177-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-177-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-177-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing 1 watch, value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the property of
<persName id="t18600130-name-44" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-44" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-44" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-177-offence-1 t18600130-name-44"/>James Evans</persName>, from his person; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-177-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-177-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-177-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600130-177-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-177-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-177-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-177-18600130 t18600130-177-punishment-9"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600130-178" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18600130"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-178" type="date" value="18600130"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600130-178-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-178-18600130 t18600130-178-offence-1 t18600130-178-verdict-1"/>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="186001300009"/>
<persName id="def1-178-18600130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-178-18600130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-178-18600130" type="age" value="32"/>
<interp inst="def1-178-18600130" type="surname" value="COWAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-178-18600130" type="given" value="THOMAS AUGUSTUS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS AUGUSTUS COWAN</hi> (32)</persName>
<rs id="t18600130-178-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-178-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-178-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, Embezzling 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of
<persName id="t18600130-name-46" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-46" type="surname" value="WATERMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-46" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-178-offence-1 t18600130-name-46"/>Thomas Waterman</persName>; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-178-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-178-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-178-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600130-178-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-178-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-178-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-178-18600130 t18600130-178-punishment-10"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600130-179" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18600130"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-179" type="date" value="18600130"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600130-179-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-179-18600130 t18600130-179-offence-1 t18600130-179-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-179-18600130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-179-18600130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def1-179-18600130" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY BLACKWELL</hi> (28)</persName>
<rs id="t18600130-179-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-179-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-179-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/>, Breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18600130-name-48" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-48" type="surname" value="SARI"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-48" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-179-offence-1 t18600130-name-48"/>John Sari</persName>, and stealing therein 1 bracelet, value 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. his property; to which he</rs> </p>
<rs id="t18600130-179-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-179-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-179-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
<rs id="t18600130-179-punishment-11" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-179-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-179-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-179-18600130 t18600130-179-punishment-11"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600130-180" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18600130"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-180" type="date" value="18600130"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600130-180-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-180-18600130 t18600130-180-offence-1 t18600130-180-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-180-18600130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-180-18600130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-180-18600130" type="age" value="15"/>
<interp inst="def1-180-18600130" type="surname" value="SCARD"/>
<interp inst="def1-180-18600130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SCARD</hi> (15)</persName>
<rs id="t18600130-180-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-180-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-180-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing 216 yards of lustre, value 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
<persName id="t18600130-name-50" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-50" type="surname" value="WELCH"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-50" type="given" value="JOHN DAVIS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-180-offence-1 t18600130-name-50"/>John Davis Welch</persName>, in his dwelling-house; to which he</rs> </p>
<rs id="t18600130-180-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-180-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-180-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
<rs id="t18600130-180-punishment-12" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-180-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-180-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-180-18600130 t18600130-180-punishment-12"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600130-181" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18600130"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-181" type="date" value="18600130"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600130-181-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-181-18600130 t18600130-181-offence-1 t18600130-181-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600130-181-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-181-18600130 t18600130-181-offence-1 t18600130-181-verdict-2"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600130-181-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-181-18600130 t18600130-181-offence-1 t18600130-181-verdict-3"/>
<persName id="def1-181-18600130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-181-18600130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-181-18600130" type="age" value="15"/>
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<interp inst="def1-181-18600130" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY JOHNSON</hi> (15)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-181-18600130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-181-18600130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-181-18600130" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def2-181-18600130" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="def2-181-18600130" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES JONES</hi> (17)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-181-18600130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-181-18600130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-181-18600130" type="age" value="17"/>
<interp inst="def3-181-18600130" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="def3-181-18600130" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WARD</hi> (17)</persName>
<rs id="t18600130-181-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-181-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-181-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 1 handkerchief, value 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of
<persName id="t18600130-name-54" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-54" type="surname" value="POOL"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-54" type="given" value="GEORGE REED"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-181-offence-1 t18600130-name-54"/>George Read Pool</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-55" type="surname" value="FAWKES"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-55" type="given" value="JOSEPH WILLIAM"/>JOSEPH WILLIAM FAWKES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 112). On Saturday, 7th January, I saw the three prisoners together in London-wall, where they tried to pick the pockets of several gentlemen—I followed them on to the Guildhall-yard, and saw the three together behind a gentleman—Johnson took this handkerchief from the gentleman's coat pocket—the three prisoners went away, and Johnson gave the handkerchief to Jones, who put it in the waist of his trousers—Ward was with them—I stopped them all, and took them into custody—a purse was found on Johnson, but nothing on the others—they gave their addresses—Johnson's and Warcs were false; Jones's wag correct—I saw Jones take this handkerchief from his trousers in Guildhall police-court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-56" type="surname" value="POOT"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-56" type="given" value="GEORGE READ"/>GEORGE READ POOT</persName> </hi>. This is my handkerchief—on the 7th January I was in Guildhall-yard—the officer spoke to me, and I found my hand
<lb/>kerchief was gone—I had it safe a minute before—I am certain it is mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones' Defence.</hi> When I first met these prisoners they were in Moorgate-street; I was not in London-wall with them; this handkerchief was flung down at my feet, and the policeman said I was with them, but I was not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ward's Defence.</hi> I know nothing of them; I only know Jones by seeing him about.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi>**—
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-181-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-181-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-181-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600130-181-punishment-13" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-181-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-181-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-181-18600130 t18600130-181-punishment-13"/>Confined One Month</rs> and
<rs id="t18600130-181-punishment-14" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-181-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-181-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="otherInstitution"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-181-18600130 t18600130-181-punishment-14"/>Three Years in a Reformatory</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>*—
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-181-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-181-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-181-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600130-181-punishment-15" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-181-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-181-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-181-18600130 t18600130-181-punishment-15"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WARD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-181-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-181-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-181-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">The evidence in this case was unfit for publication, but the Court considered the offence did not amount to a public nuisance.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 31, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY MUGGERIDGE</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi>, and Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder and the Seeond Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., also 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 19
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which he had received on account of
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to Mercy.—
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<interp inst="t18600130-184-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi>, 71). On the evening of 29th December between 7 and 8 o'clock, I was on duty in the High-road, Islington, near the turnpike—I saw Sharpe passing along the road—he had a bundle under his arm; I was going to stop him, and he threw down the bundle and ran away—I puraued him, and after a long chase he was stopped by a gentleman—I saw him stopped—he dropped two silk scarfs, and this brush (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) he had in his inside pocket—just before I got to the station witn him I aw something white hanging down below his waistcoat—I found it was this communion-table-cloth—it had been wrapped round him between his waist
<lb/>coat and his shirt—I did not find the bundle at all—I went to the church of St. John's, Holloway, on the Saturday—I examined the windows and found that an entry had been made by breaking the glass—these are the lead framings of the diamond window—there was an aperture made large enough to admit the body of a man—I found the door entering into the vestry room forced open—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a portion of the lock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sharpe. Q.</hi> When you first saw me were you standing in the road along with another policeman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I do not know that he followed after me when I came to you—I had to run a quarter of a mile before I got you—if I had got hold of you I should have got the bundle—when I had got hold of you I asked you where you had got the things from, and you said you had found them—you dropped the two scarfs down at the gentleman's feet—I took the brush out of your pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-72" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE BISHOP</persName> </hi>. I am an unfortunate girl, I live at No. 2, George-court, Fox-court, Gray's Inn-lane; the prisoner, Campbell, who is thedeputy landlord, lived underneath me in the same house—I know Slater and Brown—they lived in the same court, a door or two off, but they had been away some time, and they came back about two days before they fetched away this property—I do not know anything of Sharpe—on Friday morning, about a fortnightago, I recollect Slater and Brown coming to the house where I and Campbell lived—Campbell was in bed when they came in—it was between 6 and 7 o'clock—I was overhead—I heard Slater say to Campbell, "Get up, for we have some property next door, in the parlour"—and I heard Campbell say, "I will get up," and with that he got up and went down stairs, but I do not know whether he went into the room or not—about two or three minutes after, I saw Slater come up stairs with a bundle—I was looking out of my window and I saw him go into the room with the bundle, and about half an hour after that I went down into Campbell's wife's room, and I saw two</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Slater. Q.</hi> Where were you on 13th instant between 6 and 7?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was in my bed when I heard you and Brown at Campbell's door—I knew it was you, because I had known "you such a, time—Campbell got up and went down stairs—I saw you bring up a little bag—I can't say what it con
<lb/>tained—you lived in the court at that time, in the second floor of the corner house—you did not move in the next day; you moved in on the Thursday—I could swear that that bag did not contain part of your property, because I saw the things on the bedstead at the same time—I did not see the things taken out of the bag; it was empty when it was on the bedstead—I have lived in Fox-court since 13th July—my
<hi rend="italic">Sammy</hi> was at home with his mother at the time—he was not doing three months—he is not doing three months now; it is false—I cannot swear that the two half-crowns Campbell gave you were not for whitewashing his rooms and kitchen at Fullwood's-rents, but I know what you sold him—I saw you come out of the next-door parlour with the bag, into the court—I saw you go into Campbell's room with it—I was looking out of my window—I heard you—there is nobody living there—I cannot swear that you did not leave the bag there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Campbell. Q.</hi> If you saw the thing in my room on the Friday, why not give information there and then?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because I did not—it was between 6 and 7 in the morning that I saw the things there—there is a lamp not far from the window which shows a light—I got out of bed between 6 and 7, and saw you come up stairs about two or three minutes after.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jiru. Q.</hi> You say you saw a bag empty; did you see the contents lying by the side of the bag?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the things were lying on the bed by the side of the bags—I saw the two black robes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you, ever had any quarrel with any of the prisoners?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not any of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Broum.</hi> She had one with me.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I never had any quarrel with any of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Slater.</hi> On the Saturday night previous to giving us in charge, a female that lives in the court brought home two gentlemen. One of them had a leather bag; and this witness went to the room with the other woman, and about half an hour afterwards the gentleman went away without his bag. They broke the bag open, and put the things in our empty room, and then wanted to prove that one of us did it</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you have any dispute about a leather bag?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; there was a dispute, but I did not see any thing about it—the dispute was with the young girl that is a witness.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 3). Between 9 and 10 on the night of 16th of this month, in consequence of information which was given to me, I went to George-court, Fox-court, Gray's-inn-laue—I first went to No. 1 in the court, where Slater lives—I found him there, and took him into custody—I told him it was for being concerned with others in</p>
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<p>breaking into a church in Holloway; he said he knew nothing about it—I searched the room at once, and I found some pieces, apparently portions of robes (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—there was a portion of the robes cut up—I found them in a white linen bag, and a portion in a drawer—there were some other things—I then left him in the custody of another officer, and proceeded to 4, in the same court, where Brown lives—I found him there—I took him in custody—I told him that I should take him in custody for being concerned with others in breaking into the church at Holloway; he said he knew nothing about it—I told him I should search him—I found a knife and a screwdriver wrapped up in paper, some matches, and a candle in his pocket—I conveyed him to the station, aud returned again to George-court, where I found Campbell; he was standing in the court—I took him into custody—I told him I should search his room—he said his old woman had not come home; the padlock was on—I told him we could not wait—he took us up and showed us the room, and requested us to break open the room, and we did so—ou searching the room I found a good many pieces of black robes, all cut up; also some red velvet cut up into different pieces—these two pieces (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are what I brought away from there—this piece is a portion that was left on the communion table—they cut the middle out, where all the gold letters were; and after they got it home this was taken off from the gold letters, and the gold letters taken away; it exactly fits the part that was left—I have not seen Sharpe till this morning, I know him and Brown to be companions for several years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where have you seen them together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Holborn and in Gray's-inn-lane; they both belong to Fox-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Slater. Q.</hi> Were they all the portions of silk that was in my room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was a jacket resembling something of the same—I did not bring it, because it was very old—I can't say whether these cuttings came from that; it did not appear so—you said it was so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he say so in the room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I looked at it, and said I did not think it was—I have not brought it—I left it with the prisoner's wife—one seemed finer cloth than the other; it was older and finer—I believe it was a finer cloth; I would not be positive—I did not find any thing else at Slater's; all these were found at Campbell's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Slater. Q.</hi> Are you aware that there were two sorts in the jacket?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not notice it so minutely.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Campbell. Q.</hi> How long before you took me in custody did you come and search my place at Fullwood's-rents?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About two hours—that was another place where you are deputy—that was respecting something else—I did not find any thing there—I went about the carpet-bag affair—I came up to Fullwood's-rents from information that you were generally in the habit of taking the property there—I searched every part of the house—I came to you about 10 o'clock at night, with three or four more officers, and said I wanted to search your place about a carpet-bag—that was at the place in Fullwood'a-rents; and at 12, when I came down to George-court, I said, "I will take you into custody on suspicion of buying some things"—you did not tell me you lived in Fullwood's-rents.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-74" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-74" type="surname" value="BISHOP"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-74" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE BISHOP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I saw Sharpe, Brown, and Slater together in Holborn on Thursday, 29th of last month—I remember the day, because I was going to the pawnbroker's to get a parcel out, and I remember the day I went there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-75" type="surname" value="HOVELL"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOVELL</persName> </hi>. I am the beadle of the parish church of St. John's, Holloway—on the afternoon of 29th December I left the church about 5 o'clock—at that time the windows were all closed, and every door fastened—I saw this communion-table cover safe in the church when I was there last that afternoon—I cannot identify these robes—the robes were all hanging up whole—I know the brush by a mark on the side; it has the figure 4 in the groove—I have been the habit of using it continually for a long time—I saw it safe on that day—the velvet I speak positively to be of the same description—when I went there next morning I found that a portion of the</p>
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<p>old leaden frame of the window had been broken away, sufficient to admit a man's body, and the vestry door, which had been fastened, was broken open—I can speak to the brown holland cover—at one corner there is a piece of tape that I tied on because I find I can cover the table quicker so—this is I the piece of tape; I tied it on myself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-76" type="surname" value="CRAMMIS"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-76" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CRAMMIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This was found round Sharpe's body.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-77" type="given" value="HENRY SALKELD"/>REV. HENRY SALKELD BRAMAH</persName> </hi>. I am the curate of the district parish-church of St. John's, Holloway—I can identify this piece of cloth as being a portion of my robe—it was made by a relative of mine—I know it from that circumstance—I left it safe in the church on Sunday afternoon, when I wore it—I have not seen it since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-78" type="surname" value="HOVELL"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOVELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I saw Mr. Bramah's robe on the Wednesday after the Sunday—we have a Wednesday evening service.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-79" type="surname" value="EDMUNSTONE"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-79" type="given" value="CHARLES WELLAND"/>REV. CHARLES WELLAND EDMUNSTONE</persName> </hi>. I am the incumbent of the church of St. John's, Holloway—there are Wednesday evening services there—I performed the service there on fche Wednesday evening previous to this robbery—on that occasion I wore one of the two scarfs that I see here—I have no doubt that they are my property—two sets of robes belonging to me were also safe on that occasion, and have never been found since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sharpe. Q.</hi> How can you swear to them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They are identically the same in appearance as those I had—one was a new one, and the other an old one; and I had two precisely such—the older one was worn, and I recognise it as the one I have worn—I simply know that the one I had was worn just as this is—they are identically the same in appearance with the two I had in my possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Slater. Q.</hi> I wish to call your attention to the pieces found in my possession?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't speak to those.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are they the same kind of silk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They are not as good as one of the lost set; but I had one old set, and another, a new set—that may possibly be a part of the old set, but I can't possibly say.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-80" type="given" value="JOSEPH KINGSTION"/>JOSEPH KINGSTION GALLARD</persName> </hi>. I am one of the churchwardens of fche district of St. John's, Holloway—we have a cover for the communion-table exactly like this, but I cannot speak to it so positively as the beadle has done—to the best of my belief, that property was furnished to the church, by the churchwardens of the parish—I can speak more positively as regards the velvet, by examining the table-cover, when this velvet was brought to me when the three prisoner's last apprehended were taken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sharpen's Defence.</hi> On the night I was taken, I was walking across the road; I saw the bundle lying in the road. I went to it and kicked it before I picked it up. I found it was something tied up, and I opened it, and was looking at the scarfs, and the policeman came up to me and said, "Where did you get them from?" I said I had found them; there was another police
<lb/>man with him, how could I run away, or chuck the bundle away, with one on each side of me, one of the two must hare picked it up. I know no more about the robbery than yourselves.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Slater's Defence.</hi> Concerning the pieces of silk found in my possession; I have had them in my possession nine months; the jacket had been worn six or seven months. As to what the female states, it is only a bit of animosity against us; she lived with a man who is now in prison, and now she is living with a boy about fifteen or sixteen. I know nothing at all about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown's Defence.</hi> I knew nothing about it till the constable came and took me out of my room, just as I was going to bed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Campbell's Defence.</hi> I wish to call two witnesses to prove that I was not there at the time the witness is swearing to; (
<hi rend="italic">no witnesses appeared</hi>) they were strangers to me. I only know the name of one of them; they were in my company at the time the witness swears to seeing me.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SHARPE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-186-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">of burglary.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SLATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-186-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-186-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROWN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-186-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-186-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sharpe was further charged with having been before convicted.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18600130-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-81" type="surname" value="BASHFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-81" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BASHFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 147), I produce a certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Read; "Middlesex, March, 1859; Charles Jones Convicted of larceny—Imprisoned Nine Months</hi>")—I was present at the trial, and know Sharpe to be the man who was then convicted in that name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SHARPE</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600130-186-punishment-20" type="punishmentDescription">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-186-18600130 t18600130-186-punishment-20"/>Eight Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SLATER</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CAMPBELL</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600130-186-punishment-21" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-186-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-186-18600130 t18600130-186-punishment-21"/>Four Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH CLARKSON</hi> (47)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the property of
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-83" type="surname" value="ALLMAN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-187-offence-1 t18600130-name-83"/>Joseph Clugston Allman</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted tlie Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-84" type="surname" value="HATTON"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-84" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND HATTON</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter at the Clarence hotel, Aldersgate-street—I remember Mr. Allman, a commercial traveller, being there on Friday evening, 1st November—he came into the coffee-room to dinner—he changed his boots for slip-shoes—I saw his boots afterwards in the coffee-room, under the table—Mr. Allman left the coffee-room for the smoking-room—after that two men came into the coffee-room—they were Wood and the prisoner—they ordered a glass of ale and a glass of stout—the prisoner paid for it—they appeared to know each other and be intimate—after serving them with the ale I left the room—Mr. Jackson, who was staying in the house, went into the room whilst those two men were there—no other person went to serve them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How could you tell whether anybody went into the coffee-room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I was in and out—I went into the kitchen—I could tell who went out and in by the barmaid's ringing the bell.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long had these men been there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About ten minutes—I saw Mr. Allman's boots about half-an-hour before that time—we missed the boots as soon as they were gone—I did not see the boots when the men were there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Are you not aware that I left Wood in the coffee-room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You both went out together.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see them both go?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I was coming up the passage from the kitchen, and saw them both go out together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you say just now that you were in the kitchen when I went out?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—I am aware that Wood has pleaded guilty to stealing the boots—there is a door from the passage into the coffee-room, and that door was open.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> So you could see them go out of the coffee-room door?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I did not see anything in their hands; I should have seen it if they had been carrying anything, but when I was coming up the passage, the prisoner Wood was in front of Clarkson, so I saw the backs of both going out—I am sure I saw Wood in front of Clarkson at that time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If Clarkson had had anything in his haud, would you have seen it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I think not; he might have held it before him—I can't say if he had anything.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-85" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-85" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BETHEL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Lambert, a pawnbroker, of 80, Old-street—on Friday, 1st November, about a quarter to 7,1 received a pair of boots—they were pawned by the prisoner Wood, who pleaded guilty at a former session—5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was lent on them—I produce a corresponding dupli
<lb/>cate, the one that was kept by me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Wood alone when he pawped them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-86" type="surname" value="HANCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-86" type="given" value="EDWARD THOMAS FREETH"/>EDWARD THOMAS FREETH HANCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 229). I took the prisoner in custody on 16th January; previously to this I searched his lodgings in Mexican-place, Caledonian-road—they were occupied by the prisoner and Wood, who pleaded guilty in November last—in a travelling
<lb/>bag in those lodgings, I found a duplicate for a pair of boots—on finding that duplicate, I went to the last witness's shop—they were pawned in the name of James Smith—I brought the prisoner straight to the station—on the way, he said there was a bag at his lodging in Mexican-terrace, which he wished me to take care of—he described the bag—he said it was his own private property—I found this duplicate with six others in that bag.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not I tell you that the duplicate in the bag belonged to Wood?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't think you did—you said there were some papers in the bag that were of very great service to you; in fact, that the contents of the bag altogether were of great service to you—I think you said there was a duplicate of some shirts and other things that were quite right, but they were all your own property—Wood lodged in the same room—there were some papers, and two or three collars also in the bag—I don't think they belonged to Wood—some belonged to Russell, a man who was tried with Wood—there was no portfolio of Wood's in the bag, or any letters—the only things I could find in the bag with reference to Wood, were some cards printed in commemoration of a death which occurred in Hague's family—Wood's name is Hague.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-87" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-87" type="surname" value="BOWLES"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-87" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BOWLES</persName> </hi>. I keep the house, 5, Mexican-terrace—on 8th November last, the prisoner and Wood took an apartment there—they both came together—Wood looked at the apartment first—they both occupied the same room—the prisoner paid the first week's rent.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-88" type="given" value="JOSEPH CLUGSTON"/>JOSEPH CLUGSTON ALLMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller—on 1st November I was staying at the Clarence hotel—I went into the coffee-room to dine, between 5 and 6 that day—I took off my boots to put on some slippers, and placed the boots underneath the table—I then went into the Bmoking-room—about an hour afterwards I enquired for my boots, and missed them—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-188-offence-1 t18600130-name-90"/>Mary Ann Connor</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-91" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-91" type="surname" value="CONNOR"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-91" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN CONNOR</persName> </hi>. I live at Pelham-crescent, Notting-hill—on Monday, 21st November, I was on a visit to Mr. Bennett, at the George Inn, George-yard, Skinner-street, Snow-hill—I returned from a walk that afternoon, and went into the bar—I saw three men standing at the bar, but did not take much notice of them—I went up stairs to take off my mantle; it was a silk velvet one, worth about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—as I was going up stairs one of the men came after me—it was the prisoner; he asked me for a light—I had a light in my hand—I told him I had not finished with it, but I would leave it on the landing for him—I went into my bedroom, placed my mantle on the bed, came out and shut the door, and left the candle on the landing—there is a water-closet on that landing—I came down stairs, and in about ten minutes</p>
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<p>or a quarter of an hour went up again—my mantle was then gone—there was a bright coke fire in my room—any body could see where the mantle was—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you go when you came down stairs?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Into the bar—I did not see the prisoner come down again—I saw him come to the bar afterwards and go out with the other men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-92" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-92" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH NESBITT</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of Mr. Bennett, the landlady of the George Inn—on the evening of 21st November, between 5 and 6, three men came to the bar—the prisoner was one of them—Russell and Wood were the other two—they had some drink—the prisoner asked me for some wasts paper—he went out with Wood into the yard—that would not lead him Up stairs—they returned again—I saw the prisoner go towards the stairs after that, and afterwards saw him go out with the others.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-93" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Lawleyr a pawnbroker,
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> 78, paddington-street—on 21st November, near 6 o'clock in the evening, I received this velvet mantle in pledge from Wood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> You did not see me with it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; Wood came alone</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-94" type="surname" value="HANCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-94" type="given" value="EDWARD THOMAS FREETH"/>EDWARD THOMAS FREETH HANCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>). I apprehended the prisoner on 16th of this month, on the road from Holloway gaol to London—I read over each indictment to him separately—in answer to the indictment for the velvet cape he said he did not deny that he had been upstairs, but he had not stolen the cape—I have the duplicate of the cape.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Where did you find it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Secreted upon Wood's person, the night I apprehended him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-95" type="given" value="BRERETON"/>BRERETON COPELAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">examined by the prisoner</hi>). On the evening of 21
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. November the prisoner and Russell came to my hotel, and had a chop—after they had been there about ten minutes Wood came in, and stopped about three minutes—it was about half-past 5 when they came.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How far is your house from the other hotel?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About three minutes' walk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> On 21st November Wood, and Russell, and myslef were going down Snow-hill. I said that I wished to go to closet. Russell said, "Well, let us go into the Old George." We went in, and had some gin
<lb/>and-water at the bar. I enquired where the closet was; Wood told me it was on the first landing. I went up, and saw the lady with the, candlp in her hand, and asked her to lend it me: she said she would' put it out on the landing when she had done with it. I went to the closet, and then came down stairs. Russell and I went to have a chop, leaving Wood there. He came to us afterwards, and I have never seen him since, consequently I could not give him the ticket which the policeman found on him.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ANDREWS</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600130-189-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-189-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-189-offence-1 t18600130-name-97"/>James Duke</persName>, and stealing 1 pair of spectacles, value 1
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MACDONLAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SHARPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-98" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DUKE</persName> </hi>. I am a schoolmaster living at Bower-street, Commercial-road-east—on the night of 12th January I retired to bed about 12 o'clock—before doing so I had locked and bolted She doors, and made the house secure—I took up a newspaper to my bedroom with me, and after reading it for some time I threw it on the floor—in about an hour, or an hour and a half, as I was between asleep and awake, I heard the paper crumpling—I listened attentively, and still heard it crumpling—thinking it was the cat, I</p>
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<p>Called out; and as soon I had done so I heard the footsteps of some person going down the stairs—I directly raised the cry of "Police"—I got a light and went down stairs, but did not see any body—the prisoner was brought in by a policeman soon after—I then examined the premises—there is a large area, ten feet deep, in front of the house, protected by an iron railing five feet high—I found a cord tied round the, bottom of the railing, having a small eyelet hole to it—that would enable a person to slip down the area—the fastening of the window had then been opened by some sharp instru
<lb/>ment, and the sash thrown up—next day a pair of spectacles was picked up and brought to me—they had been in the kitchen the night before in a little workbox—I had seen them there at 10 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-99" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL DONOVAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 212). On the morning of 13th January, about a quarter-to 3 o'clock, I was on duty in Bower-street, and saw the prisoner running along bare-footed, with his boots under his arm—he was about 100 yards from the prosecutor's house, running from it—before I could speak to him he said, "He is gone up there; policeman, follow him," pointing to the Commercial-road—I said, "What do you mean?* he said, "On my word, it is quite true"—I asked him what he was doing with the boots under his arm—he said they were his own, that he had just taken them off—I said, "I will soon see what you have been up to"—I took him into custody, and took him down the street—in a few minutes I heard the prose
<lb/>cutor's father hallooing out, "Stop him, stop him," and I took the prisoner into the house—I found on him a lot of lucifers, a bradawl, a knife, a purse containing 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a box containing some snuff—at the station I asked him what he was doing down the area—he said he supposed he was drunk, and must have tumbled down—the sergeant asked him what he meant by break
<lb/>ing the window; he said he supposed he broke it with his toe—he then asked him what he was doing up stairs under the bed, and he said he went up there for curiosity's sake—these spectacles were picked up by a person living in the same street—I did not see them picked up—the prosecutor gave them to me at the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Primier.</hi> I never saw any spectacles.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-189-18600130 t18600130-189-punishment-23"/>Confined Turelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS JONES</hi> (15)</persName>
<rs id="t18600130-190-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-190-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-190-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence, in company with another person, upon
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-101" type="surname" value="RICKWOOD"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-190-offence-1 t18600130-name-101"/>William Thomas Rickwood</persName>, and stealing a breast-pin, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-102" type="surname" value="RICKWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS RICKWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am clerk at an office at 13, Cheapside—on 31st December last, about 9 o'clock, I was coming down Holbom-hill to my office—it was raining very fast—I had my umbrella up—as I was look
<lb/>ing in a music shop the prisoner and another boy came up to me, and called out, "Halloo, master" and took my gold pin from my scarf, and threw me down on my back—they gave me a violent blow on the nose, and blood came—I am quite sure that the prisoner was one of the persons—he ran down Fullwood's-rents—I could not tell which gave me the blow—I have never seen the pin since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOYLE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did these lads come behind you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; right in front of me—the prisoner took my pin—I had never seen him before, to my knowledge—I next saw him at the police-court, iu Bagnigge
<lb/>wells-road, last Tuesday—that was eight weeks afterwards—he was with Sergeant Chowne—I knew him directly I saw him—he was not pointed out to me—I knew I was going to see the boy who took my pin—he was stand
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<p>alone with the sergeant—I am quite positive he is the boy—the whole thing did not last a minute—it was done as quickly as possible.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-103" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN ROBSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, New-buildings, Margaret-street, Clerken
<lb/>well, and am a cab-driver—on 31st December, about 9 in the morning I was sitting on my cab on the stand in Holborn—I saw a scuffle on the pave
<lb/>ment, and Baw the prosecutor on his back—I saw the prisoner run down a court—I did not se the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When did you see the prisoner again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At the police-court, and I recognised him directly—I had a view of him for about fifty or sixty yards as he was running—I was on the rank, in the middle of the road—it is not very far from there to the pavement—I saw Him go up Fullwood's-rents—I noticed him the more, because a child was coming out of the court, and he laid hold of the child's arm and swung him round to get by, and I caught his face as he was running—I swear positively trat he is the same boy.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-104" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CHOWNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, E</hi> 5). I took the prisoner into custody on 24th January, in Bagnigge-wells-road—I told him he must consider himself in my custody for robbing a gentleman on 31st December last, with violene, and stealing his pin—he said, "It is not me; I think you must be mistaken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-190-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*†—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SOMERS</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600130-191-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing 1 watch and 1 chain value 9
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-191-offence-1 t18600130-name-106"/>Jacob French</persName>, in hia dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the prosecution</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-107" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-107" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker at 62, Cornhill—I was in my such in the evening of 19th January, about 6 o'clock—the prisoner came in and asked to look at a gold hunting-watch with a white dial to it, which was in the window—my son brought a tray of gold hunters out of the window which contained fifteen gold hunting-watches—I placed them before the prisoner—he directly picked up one with a gold dial to it, saying as preferred a gold dial to a white one—he looked at a number of the saying he and said that his brother had purchased one of me before at 28 guiness—after some time he selected oue for himself at 30 guineas, which was placed on one side for him—he then asked to look at some gold chains—my assistant got several out of the window, which I showed to him, and he selected one at 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I then sat down to make out the account, and by the time I had finished it the prisoner said he should like to have his initials engraved on the seal which was on the chain—he said his initials were R.S. and that his name was Robert Somers—I told him that the engraving of the seal would take until 1 o'clock the next day, at which time he said he would come for the watch and chain—he asked me if I should require a deposit—I told him it was usual in such cases, and he put his hand in his pocket and threw down a sovereign—while I was making out the account, I saw him take up this chain (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from the counter—it was one of those which he had been looking at—it is a very pliable chain—lie put it✗ the palm of his left hand, and immediately after that I saw him take up this large chain, and put that into his left hand—he held the two in that way, dangling one end of the large chain over his finger—it attracted my attention—I saw the seal of the small chain distinctly in his hand at the time he was dangling the larger one, so that I knew he had two chains in his hand—I watched his hand very closely, and I saw him afterwards drop the large chain on the counter—I am perfectly confident he only dropped the large one—he soon after that left the shop—I followed him and</p>
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<p>beckoned to my assistant to follow me, and the moment we got outside, the door I said something to my assistant, and he brought the prisoner hack—I then told him that I thought I should like to show him one or two other chains before he want and I desired young man to get a tapered wire chain out of the window to show him—that was the chain which I knew the prisoner had got in his pocket—my young man looked through the window, and told me the chain wap not there—that was said in the hearing of, the prisoner—just at that moment I saw under the prisoner's left hand something shining through the fingers—I had seen the prisoner immediately after he came back into the shop pass his left hand behind him, then bearing of the prisoner—Just at that momet I saw under the prisoner's left hand something shining through the finger—I had seen the prisoner immediately after he came and place it on the counter—I the moment I saw something shining through his fingers I went round to the side of the sounter and lifted up his hand, and there was this gold watch—I "Halloo, what watch is this?" taking it up—I looke at to satisfy myself that it was one of my yatohes, and finding that it was, I said, "This is my watch, you have stolen it; you have just now taken it out of your pocket, and you have a chain of in your pocket"—the prisoner made no reply concerning the watch, but he began to talk in rather an incoherent manner, and said, "You charge me with having one of your chains in my pocket, Mr. French; you had better see if it is not upon your counter amongst your other chains"—I said, "No; if it is not there"—but I looked again, and there I found the chain—I had looked in the tray where the chains were when the prisoner came back, and after I had told my young man to get the chain out of the window—the prisoner at that time passed his hand amongst one or two chains on the counter, just touched two or three of them, and said "No; I don't thick I shall change; I shall keep the one I have selected"—before he said that, while my young man was looking for this chain in the window, I passed my hand through all the chains on the counter to see if this one was there and it was not there—the chain is worth eight guineas, and the watch 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—my house is in the parish of St. Peter, Coruhill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. J. O'CONNELI</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the gas lighted at this time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—my shop is rather large—all the chains were kept in the window, hung up on hooks—it was when he came back into the shop that I saw him handling the chains; that was before I saw the watch on the counter—I did not put other chains before him—I only said I should like to show him one. or two others—the chains were still on the counter when he returned—they had not been removed—I should think there were ten or twelve—my sop was left in the shop while I and my assistant went out—I think they were all Albert chains—there might possibly have been one or two long ones amongst them—they remained on the counter till the policeman, came—when the prisoner selected the watch the tray of watches was removed by my young man, as soon as the prisoner asked to look at the gold chains—I did not see where he put them—I should think from the time I had finished making out the account until ho left the shop it must have been a quarter of an hour—he was not dangling the chain in his hand all that time—he put down the large chain some time before he left the shop—we were a long time talking about engraving the seal—he remained in the shop ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after I saw him dangling the chain, and perhaps seven or eight minutes after he had put it down—he than walked pot of the shop—I walked after him—I did not detain him, because, I thought it was necessary to let his possession in orderd to establish the robeery—it appear that I was mistaken in that point, but I thought such was the case—I was sure</p>
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<p>that he had taken the chain, and I am quite certain of it still—I have an doubt that he placed it afterwards on the counter when he was looking over the chains—I don't know how the watch went; I did not see it go—he was in the shop the second time probably three or four minutes before I saw the watch near him—when I said, "This is my watch "the prisonor made no observation—I sent for a policeman immediately, and, as he did not produce the chain, I gave him into custody—I rather think it was before I gave him into custody that I found the chain, or else it was immediately after
<lb/>wards; but I gave him into custody for stealing the watch—both the watch and the chain were prominent in my mind—after I had seen the watch and under his hand I knew that he must have stolen it, because I knew it was not there when he came back—I had handed all the watches from the counter to my young man—my assistant and I were not half-a-minute out of the shop when we went after the prisoner, and my son was left in the shop during that time—there were two other persons also at the back part of the shop, one a watchmaker, and the other an assistant, both in my employment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you look on the counter when you came back?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I am quite sure that there was no watch on the counter then, nor when the prisoner went out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. French—I saw the prisoner these on the evening of the 19th January—I did not see him take anything—I only got the chains out—I did not assist with the watches—I cleared the watches from the counter before I got the chains out—I am quite sare I removed every watch—when the prisoner returned to the shop with Mr. French, Mr. French asked me to look for a particular chain—this is the chain that he asked me to look for—he described it—I knew it well, for ve have had it in stock for years—I looked in the window and it was not these—during this time the chains that had been shown to the prisoner were lying on the couster—I looked amongst those chains, and it was not there—I looked over every one separately, after the prisoner had come back to the shop—I afterwards saw Mr. French find the chain—I had before that seen the prisoner fingering those chains—it was before he did that that I examined them, and found that the chain was not there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crow-examined. Q.</hi> Had you taken some chains from the window before that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; Mr. French had shown them—there were no fresh chains put on the counter when the prisoner returned—I fetched him back—I left the chains on the counter while I did so—I was in the shop when the prisoner first came in—he was in conversation with Mr. French altogether, I should think, about an hour from beginning to end—he came in about 6, and it was about 7 when he was takeu into custody—he was only there four or five minutes the second time after I called the police—the police came directly—he was ten minutes or a quarter of an hour in the shop the second time—altogether, including the time that the policeman was there and the first time, it must have been about three quarters of an hour.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 656). I was called to Mr. French's stop on the night in question, and took the prisoner into custody—Mr. Franch said he gave him in charge for stealing a gold watch, and he had a chain in his pocket—the prisoner said he had not, and asked Mr. French to look over the chains again—Mr. French said it was no use, he had looked over them; but while he was so saving, he passed his hand over the chains that lay on the counter, and said, "Why, here it is; you have put it back again"—I took the prisoner to the station, searched him, and found 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., a knife</p>
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<hi rend="italic">porte monnaie</hi>—I asked him his address—he first said Islington, and afterwards Highgate, Islington—he said his father was a miller, and he was in partnership with his father and brother, and that his father had been a miller for thirty years—he gave no other address—he said he would not say any more, as he did not wish to disgrace his parents.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he ask you to search him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He did, in the shop; that was just before the chain was found.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">junior (examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'CONNELL</hi>.). I was in the shop this evening—the prisoner was there about an hour altogether, I think—I saw my father make out the account—I don't know how long he was about it—I saw my father take up the prisoner's hand, and the watch was under if,—
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.—
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I guinea, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-114" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I am ostler at the Waggon and Horses, at Ealing—on the Monday before the 16th September the two prisoners and another man came up in a cart—the horse and cart was left at the door—they remained there over three hours—the cart and horse remained at the door the whole of that time, in my care—they were in and out of the tap-room and parlour—the tap-room is on one side of the bar, and the parlour on the other—there is a passage which leads directly through the house into the garden, and a staircase leading from the passage up to the first floor—my mistress's bedroom is the first door on the first floor—they were in and out of the house many times that day, and passed along the passage several tinea—on Monday, 16th September, they came again about 2 o'clock, in the same cart, the same horse, and the same harness—I am certain the prisoners are the same persons—they spoke to me many times—Clark asked me the price of beans—I had got three other horses attending to outside—we had no other conversation—they were in and out of the house several times while they were there—they came in and out of the front door, opposite the garden; along the passage which leads up the stairs—they had their refreshments in the parlour, on the left-hand side—they were there for about three hours on that day—they had some half and-half and gave me some gin, and then they went away like a shot—about eight or ten minutes after they were gone I received some information, in consequence of which I took a fly directly, and followed them to Notting-hill—I heard of them all along the road, and lost trace of them at Notting-hill-gate—before I went after them I went up to my mistress's bedroom, and saw that the cash-box had been broken open, and some odd silver and some papers were scattered all about the bed—the door of that room was usually kept locked—I took two police with me in the fly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Clark Q.</hi> How many minutes do you suppose you stopped up stairs?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not more than half a minute—there are three rooms on that floor; one sitting-room and two bedrooms, and this room is just at the top of the stairs—you only went tp one drawer—there are four large drawers and two small ones, but only one was broken open—it did not take me long to get into the fly; it was all ready—I did not see you or either of the men go up stairs or come down; you only walked about—you could not go to tne garden without passing the staircase—a traveller was also in the place who I have had for three years—I have seen, him once—John Thorpe is the</p>
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<p>man who was lying about in the house—he was out of a situation, looking for employment—I know his father—I saw him about there for a forting afterwards—he remained there some hours afterwards on this day—you asked me the price of beans—that was to take my attention off—I did not lead you in at the back gate and show you a box—I have been in a court of justice before—I was here about some bad money twelve or eighteen months ago—I apprehended the two men on horseback—if I had had the same horse now I should have had you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hill. Q.</hi> Do you swear that this is the coat I had on?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is the same sort of coat, and if it is not the same, I am very much mistaken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-115" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am landlady of the Waggon and Horses at Brentford—on 10th September I was at home till a quarter to 11 o'clock—I then went to town, leaving everything safe—I left my bedroom door locked—it is on the first floor, and left the key with the barmaid—I left my cash-box locked in a drawer which was also locked—I had just taken out as much money as I wanted from it, and left 116
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a guinea, and a threepenny
<lb/>piece—there was 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in notes, and 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in
<hi rend="italic">gold</hi>—they were rolled up in tens—the money was intended for the brewer and distiller, who would have been paid on the Monday—I returned home at a quarter to 5, and found my bedroom door burst open, tearing the lock from the wood-work; the caaly box was turned upside down on the bed, the purse turned out, and the money all gone; the door and and the drawer had both been prised open very neatly—the prisoners had come to my house with another person a the Monday before, in a light cart—this plan of my house is perfectly correct; here is one passage leading to the garden, and the other is in ascent to the bedrooms—the men ran about a great deal—I served clark with a pot of beer—they ran in and out of the tap-room—they brought a rump steak with them to be cooked, and I superintended the cooking—I do not recollect that they went into the garden that day—they eat the rump steak at the tap.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Clark. Q.</hi> Do you recollect the numbers of the notes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—the silver was rolled up in pounds for the facility of giving change—the potman has worked for me five or six months—I had no character with him; but his father is well known in Richmond to be a hard-working man, and I took him on his father's credit—I have not the slightest suspicion of his honesty—there were two other chests of drawers in the same room; they were not touched—I believe you gave me a sixpence—you had only a pot of half
<lb/>and-half between the three—I saw Thorpe near the stairs, but that was after the robbery was over—I had not seen him in the passage the stairs—he has a brother a respectable builder at Feltham.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you recently discharged a servant from your employment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but I always found him very honest.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-116" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JERMER</persName> </hi>. On 16th September I was waiter at the Waggon and Horses—on the Monday before the 16th I saw the prisoners and another party—they were there two hours and a half or three hours—they brought a steak, had it cooked, and were walking about in front of the bar—I saw them go down the passage leading to the garden—they had a cart and a little cob horse—they had their refreshment in the parlour, which is near in the staircase—they walked about both before and after having it, round the garden and into the stable-yard—they went past the passage leading to the staircase several times—I was going up stairs, and was stopped by the parlour bell ringing—a commercial traveller had rung, and one or two of the men were then in front of the bar, but not all three—I went into the</p>
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<p>kitchen again; and as I went up stairs I saw the prisoners go to the door to Start—they started in a hurry; it was raining—I did not see them get into their cart—I asked the barmaid whether they had paid; she said "Yes," and when I looked out they were going nearly as fast the horse could go—I then went up stairs and saw my mistress's door ajar—I came down again and told the barmaid—I had been up stain before 1 o'clock and again between 1 and 2—the door was then closed—it was 4 o'clock when I found it open—my mistress's sister and the barmaid, and the ostler all went up—I afterwards went in and saw my mistress's cash-box broken open on the bed, and two or three shillings strewed about—that was not a minute after I saw the men go away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Clark. Q.</hi> Did you see either of us go up or come down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; but I saw you walk through the passage—a person could go into the garden without going up stairs—you did not misconduct yourselves in any way whatever—if I had a horse and cart I should not have started in the if I could have helped it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hill.</hi> I was never in the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Having seen the men on Monday, and again on 16th September, was Hill one of them.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have not the least doubt of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-117" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN JERMER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Waggon and Horses—on the Monday previous to 16th September I saw the prisoners and another man served at the bar—I do not remember that they spoke to me that day—they were there two and a half or three hours—on 16th they came again—two of them went into the parlour, and one into the tap-room to take some steak to be cooked—they were about the house some considerable time after twit—they were outside a long time—after they had eaten their steak they went into the garden and walked to'and fro several times—Hill stayed in front of the bar and talked with me for a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes—Clark came after him from the direction of the garden; that would be up the passage—he remained two or three minutes—I did not see tk third man then—I afterwards saw him at the front door, but which way he came I do not know—Hill and Clark had one pint of half and half; they drank about half and left the remainder—they went away directly Without staying to finish their liquor—they had not been out of the house five minutes before the waiter gave me some information, and I found that my mistress's bedroom door had been forced open, and the cash-box was on the bed, rifled.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Clark. Q.</hi> Did you see either of the men go up, or come down, or misconduct themselvest.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; there is another entrance into the garden, but I do not know whether that door was unlocked—the stain are not very far from where I stand, but I cannot see them—Hill could see any one go up, he was, in front of the bar, but there was nobody else near the at that time facing the staire—there are two chests of drawers in my mistress's room—I did not know where she kept her money—she gave me her keys, but they lay on the mantel-shelf and had never been touched; if must have been some person who knew the house, to go up and pick the viry room and the very drawer where the money was, or he must have been told by some person who knew the house—I did not know where she kept her money, and could not have gone for it myseif—I will swear Hill is one of the men who was with you; if he has the same coat on, it has worn lighter—I never said that the two men who were with you were dressed in brack—(
<hi rend="italic">The vntness's deposition being referred to did not state so</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hill.</hi> I deny being there; she knows I am not the man.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see either of the prisoners in the passed leading to the stairs?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; both of them more than once.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman, G</hi> 200). From information I receive on 9th December, I apprehended Clark in High-street, Shoreditch, aud took him down to Brentford—Mr. Marshall, and the barmaid, and potman identified him as being there on 16th September—he said that he was never in Brentford in his life.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was nothing said to him about Ealing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it is in the parish of Ealing; part of Brentford is in Ealing parish.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, T</hi> 34). I am stationed at Brentford—Mr. Marshall's house is in the parish of Ealing—I was at the station when Clark was brought there—I took the charge and he was taken to cell—some two or three hours afterwards I went to him, and he asked me the reason he was charged on suspicion of stealing the money—I told him I thought that suited the charge best, as we did not know how it was taken—he said, "Why not charge me with stealing it?"—I said that It was the safest plan—he said, "Well, I should not care a d—about it, if it was not for my wife and children; what evidence have they got against me?"—I said, that I did not' know, and if I did, I should not tell him—me said, "You might as well tell me"—I said, "I know nothing about it"—he said again, "I should not care about it if it was not for my wife and children; I suppose I shall get a twelvemonth; is it a felony or a larcent or what do you call it?"—I said, "I do not know"—he said, "I am b—if they know which of us it was as took it, for they never saw either of us go up nor yet come down."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Clark. Q.</hi> Did not you come to the cell and question me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; you called me there—I did not say each time you were remanded that if you did not say you had the money, or who the parties were who stole it that I would get you remanded again and again—when you came back from the Town-hall the last time and had been in the cell an hour, you called me and said, "You did not tell exactly the truth; I did not say I am b—if they know which one came up; I said, They do not knot if any one went up"—I said, "Clark, you have had time to think, and the evideuce does not suit you."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, T</hi> 16). I went to make inqtriries in consequence of an anonymous letter I received—I was in charge it Brentford police-station on Monday morning, 12th December, about 10 o'clock, and Clark's wife, or some pereon who said she was Clark's wife, came to see him—I took her to where he was—he said to her I have got no one to blame but your b—father, and I shall get twelve months over the b—job; he repeated that three times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Clark. Q.</hi> Did not I ask my wife where my cab was, and did she not say, "Father has sold it this morning to get you a solicitor?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not hear it—you said that it was through a row with her father that you were locked up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Clark's Defence.</hi> On 10th December I was engaged to go to Slough, with my horse and cart, with some gentlemen; on our way home we stopped at the Coach and Horses, Brentford, which I always thought was Ealing; to stopped there about three hours and then went home. On Friday, 16th the two gentleman came to me again and asked me to go to Slough with them. I did so; stopped an hour while they did their business, and on our way home we stopped at the Waggon and Horses. I declined to pay 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to put my horse up, as it would not pay me to do so having</p>
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<p>to pay the duy; and while we were waiting there, I had conversation with the ostler respecting some corn; he led me into the back garden, which, it appears, is open morning and night. We left the house after stopping three hours. On 8th and 9th December, my father-in-law and I had a bit of a quarrel because he did not clean my cab, and I got locked up, and was then told that'I was wanted for stealing a gash-box at Brentford. I said, f I never did such a thing in my life." When the potman came to identify me, I said, "Have you nothing to say to me? he would not answer; presently in came the head ostlert, I said, "Are you the person who has come to recognise the party who stole the cash-box:" he said, "Yes;" and asked me to allow him to put his hat on my head, which I refused. When I went back to the cell the thoughts of my wife and child came into my head and filled my mind with horror, so that I hardly knew what I was doing, and when the policeman came to the cell, I might, in a moment of agitation, have expressed myself in the manner he says. There are several rooms on the landing, and only one was broken open; there were several chests of drawers in the room, and several drawers, but only one drawer was broken open, and that the right one. The prosecutrix cannot say that any one offered her money in chang to induce her to go up stairs for them to see which room she went to. I have two children in their coffins, and another not expected to live; my wife is waiting to know whether I shall be restored to liberty or not, and I can speak no more</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I went to the cell and found Clark tnere—it was 4 o'clock in the morning and very cold—I warmed my hands and said, "What is the price of beer, old fellow?"—he looked down directly—I said, "Your name is James Clark?"—he said, "Yes"—the reason that I asked him to allow me to put my to hat on his head was because I wanted him to speak.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hill's Defence.</hi> They have made a mistake in me; I never rode with Clark in my life, and never was in the house or in the parish in my life.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HILL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARK</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted, to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-192-18600130 t18600130-192-punishment-27"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY MUGGERIDGE</hi>, Knt., Ald.; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CONDER</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOM KERR, ESQ</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the Fourth Jury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-193-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-193-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Embezzling 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 56
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of the
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-123" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-193-offence-1 t18600130-name-123"/>Family Endowment Society</persName>, his master; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-193-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-193-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600130-193-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-193-18600130 t18600130-193-punishment-28"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>,</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-194-18600130" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD CRANE</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600130-194-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-194-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Breaking and entering the counting-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-194-offence-1 t18600130-name-125"/>Thomas Bain</persName>, and stealing therein one cash-box, value 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and; 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money, his property j to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-194-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-194-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-194-18600130 t18600130-194-punishment-29"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HUTCHINGS</hi> (23)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-195-offence-1 t18600130-name-127"/>Margaret Quigley</persName>, his wife Sarah being alive; to which he</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-195-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-195-18600130 t18600130-195-punishment-30"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CADOGAN</hi> (21)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JONES</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600130-196-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlaw
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-196-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-196-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-196-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600130-196-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-196-18600130 t18600130-196-punishment-31"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and Sharpe conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-130" type="surname" value="CALLAHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CALLAHAN</persName> </hi>. I am an eating-house keeper in Broadway, Hammersmith—on 21st January, the prisoners were in my house—they came in together—they had some coffee, and meat, and bread—there were three of them—they were all together, talking together, and eating together, and sat at one table—after they had paid my little boy 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for what they had had, one of them, Jones or Cadogan, asked me if I could oblige them with two half-crowns for five shillings—I said, "No"—they then asked if I could oblige them with three florins for six shillings—I said, "No, I have not got them"—they stopped in my place 20 minutes or half an hour—Jones asked me if I would allow him to go into the back yard—they left together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> They were there half an hour?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think they were; I wont be sure—I saw them leave—I saw them come in—I was in the shop—I was not looking at them all the time they were there—I looked at Cadogan's face two or three times—he did not hide his face from me at all—I don't know that that was the only time I had seen him—I might have seen him before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-131" type="surname" value="BARNARD"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-131" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GRORGE BARNARD</persName> </hi>. I keep the George public-house in Broadway, Ham
<lb/>mersmith—on 21st January Jones came into my house with another man—he asked for two glasses of porter, and tendered me in payment a counterfeit shilling—I bent it on the counter and said, "This is a bad shilling"—he said, "I took it at the coffee-shop in change"—he took it and put it in his pocket, and gave me a good one for it—they left the house together and I made some observation to Robinson.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-132" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a coachman, and live at Hammersmith—on 21st January I was standing outside the George public-house—Mr. Barnard spoke to me, and in consequence of that I followed the two prisoners—Mr. Barnard spoke to me just outside the door, and the prisoners were close to me—I saw Cadogan go to Mr. Churchman's to buy some paper—I first saw Cadogan about one hundred yards from the door—I saw the three persons together after the florin was passed—I saw two persons at first—I first saw the third man after the florin was passed—they walked towards London, and I went back to Mr. Churchman's, and inquired what they had done—when I first saw them there were two together—I saw the third man join them close to the Broadway—they remained in my sight about half an hour—they were walking down King-street and back again, and passed the shop, looking in the shop window—I lost sight of the third man when I went to see whether it was a good florin or a bad one—that was not till Cadogan had gone into Mr. Churchman's—I saw Cadogan go into Mr. Churchman's—he remained in the shop about a minute—when he came out he had a roll of paper in his haud—Jones was looking in at the shop window while Cadogan was in the shop—when Cadogan came out, he and Jones walked away together, and then I went into Mr. Churchman's—I received from Mary Ann King a florin—I afterwards gave it to the policeman—I afterwards saw the two prisoners, and gave them in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When your attention was directed by Mr. Barnard to two persons, was Cadogan one of those persons?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it was not till afterwards that Cadogan was one of the three.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was Uadogan the last man that joined them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; Jadogan was one that was standing by Churchman's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>. Before they went to Churchman's, and after Jones and the other man came oub of the door did those two go up to Cadogan?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> After the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece was given.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who were the persons who came out of Mr. Barnard's?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Jones and Cadogan, and the third man joined them afterwards—this is my writing to this deposition, it was read over to me—(
<hi rend="italic">This being read, stated</hi>, "The last witness pointed out Jones and another man to me as they were leaving the door, I followed them, and when they got about one hundred yards from the door; they crossed over the road and joined the prisoner Cadogau)—that is true—I have sworn to day that Jones and Cadogan came out of the door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say it was one hundred yards from the George that you saw Cadogan?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I followed them, and after having walked one hundred yards, Jones and the third man went up to Cadogan—I never saw the third man till they came out of the George, and then I saw Jones and Cadogan together—before I got to Churchman's Cadogan and Jones were together—Cadogan crossed over the road to Jones—he and Cadogan were together before Cadogan went into Mr. Churchman's shop; I suppose about ten minutes—Cadogan was in the shop about one minute.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-133" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN KING</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Churchman, a stationer in Broadway, Hammersmith—on Saturday-evening, 21st January, Cadogan came into the shop and asked for half a quire of note paper—it came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he left—I put the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece in the till—there was no other 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece there—some time after Robinson came in the shop, and I gave him that 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-134" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-134" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BENNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 128). On 21st January I received this florin from Robinson—I searched Cadogan, and found on him a half-crown, seven shillings, thirteen sixpences, seven groats, four three-penny pieces and fourpence in copper, all good.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know that he is a general dealer?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I am given to understand so—he deals in old boots and shoes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-135" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-135" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LONSDALE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 129). I searched Jones, and found on him a sixpence, a threepenny piece, and a halfpenny.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-136" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-136" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cadogan statement before the Magistrate was here redd as follows</hi>: "I met Jones, and he sent me into the shop for the paper. He gave me a florin which I did not know was bad. I went and got the paper, and was about giving it to Jones, and the change, and was taken in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cadogan received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>—Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SALOMONS</hi>. M.P., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq., and the Eighth Jury."</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I got drunk at the Odd Fellow's lodge and was turred out; a man named Leach was taking me home.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I think you must have been drinking, you were very excited—I did not call you a b—y Irish tailor—I did not know that you were a tailor—you had a friend with you who said, "Give up the glass"—your hand was also cut.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NORRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 235). I saw the prisoner in Bartholo
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">surgeon</hi>) did not appear.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> We had our lodge anniversary on Wednesday, and what we could not drink then we kept and drank on Thursday; I drank brandy and gin and I do not know what. I was turned out of the lodge, and going home I went into this public-house; I knew nothing more till I found myself at the station. It was really an accident, for I do not know how it happened.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS DAVIS</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600130-198-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-198-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithIntent"/>, Unlawfully assaulting
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-143" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-198-offence-1 t18600130-name-143"/>Eliza Ann Butter</persName>, she being under the age of 10 years, with intent, &c.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GENT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCDONALD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-198-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-198-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the attempt.—
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<interp inst="t18600130-198-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-198-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-198-18600130 t18600130-198-punishment-33"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600130-199" type="date" value="18600130"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WILLIAM PARRY</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600130-199-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assault"/>, Unlawfully assaulting
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-145" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-199-offence-1 t18600130-name-145"/>Anna Maria Bullock</persName>, with intent.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, for a common assault; he
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-199-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-199-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-199-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">to the Second Count, and received a good Character.—
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<interp inst="t18600130-199-punishment-34" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="fine"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-199-18600130 t18600130-199-punishment-34"/>Fined</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Ten Pounds.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600130-200" type="date" value="18600130"/>
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<interp inst="def1-200-18600130" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN HOOKER</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t18600130-200-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-200-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-200-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>, Indecently assaulting
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-200-offence-1 t18600130-name-147"/>Matilda Flanagan</persName>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCDONALD</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-200-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-200-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600130-200-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-200-punishment-35" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-200-18600130 t18600130-200-punishment-35"/>Confined Four Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600130-201" type="date" value="18600130"/>
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<interp inst="def1-201-18600130" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HART</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600130-201-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, stealing 1 medal, value 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the property of
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-149" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-201-offence-1 t18600130-name-149"/>George Wetton</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-150" type="surname" value="WETTON"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-150" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WETTON</persName> </hi>. I am a pensioner of the East India Company's service—on Saturday evening, 21st July, I was in a public-house in Half Moon-street,</p>
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<p>Bishopsgate, the prisoner spoke to me and wanted to be enlisted—I told him I could not do it; he must come on Monday—I left him and came towards Bishopsgate-street—I had got 25 or 30 yards—I had my medal on—the pri
<lb/>soner followed me and called me back—I remained where I was, and he came up and gave me a rap on the nose and snatched the medal from my breast—it was a violent blow; I have the mark of it—it stunned me and laid open my nose—he snatched the medal and ran away—I gave information to the police—I saw the prisoner again on the Saturday following, at the Bishopsgate police-station—I am quite Rure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SOLERN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi> 336). I was in Half Moon-street on Saturday 21st January—I saw the prisoner following the prosecutor—I lost sight of them, and in about 5 minutes I saw the prosecutor with his nose broken, and his medal gone—he made a charge against the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARRETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 158). From information I received I appre
<lb/>hended the prisoner on Saturday 28th, about half past twelve o'clock—I told him the charge—he said "So help me God I know nothing about it"—I took him to Bishopsgate station and he was identified.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am quite innocent, the street was full of people.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No; there were not half a dozen people in the street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-201-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-201-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-201-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600130-201-punishment-36" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-201-18600130 t18600130-201-punishment-36"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-202-18600130" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN NELSON</hi> (41)</persName>
<rs id="t18600130-202-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-202-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-202-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with intent to defraud; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-202-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-202-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-202-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600130-202-punishment-37" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-202-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-202-punishment-37" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-202-18600130 t18600130-202-punishment-37"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18600130-203" type="date" value="18600130"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18600130-203-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-203-18600130 t18600130-203-offence-1 t18600130-203-verdict-1"/>
<persName id="def1-203-18600130" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-203-18600130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def1-203-18600130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HARPER</hi> (45)</persName>
<rs id="t18600130-203-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-203-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-203-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a warrant for the payment of 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-203-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-203-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-203-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18600130-203-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-203-punishment-38" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-203-18600130 t18600130-203-punishment-38"/>Four Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MCDONALD</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600130-204-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-204-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining from
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-204-offence-1 t18600130-name-156"/>Alex
<lb/>ander Basileo Manuel</persName> an order for payment of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., by false pretences; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-204-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-204-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-204-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18600130-204-punishment-39" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-204-punishment-39" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-204-punishment-39" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-204-18600130 t18600130-204-punishment-39"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi>, 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> 1860.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRESENT</hi>.—The Right Hon. the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUSTICE WILLES</hi>; Mr. Ald. Salomons, M.P.; Mr. Ald. Allen; Mr. Ald.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ABBIS</hi>, and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant and the First Jury.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES STUART</hi> (41)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18600130-205-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-205-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> for feloniously forging and uttering a receipt for the payment of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with intent to defraud;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, for embezzling 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. which he had received on account of
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-205-offence-1 t18600130-name-158"/>William Kitchen</persName> his master; to which he</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-205-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-205-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-205-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-205-18600130 t18600130-205-punishment-40"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Willes.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-206-18600130" type="given" value="ANN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANN GREEN</hi> (27)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18600130-206-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="infanticide"/> for the wilful murder of her new born child.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18600130-206-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18600130-206-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-206-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">of endeavouring to conceal the birth.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES WEST HARTLEY</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18600130-207-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing from a post-office a postletter, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18600130-207-offence-1 t18600130-name-161"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster General</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Stealing a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note from out of a letter.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CLERK</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-162" type="given" value="CHARLES CLEMENT"/>CHARLES CLEMENT CHICK</persName> </hi>. I keep the Two Spies public-house in King-street, Long-acre—I know John Greggins—he lives at 3, Neale's-yard—on 6th October I gave him a Bank of England note—I took the number and date of the note before I gave it to him—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—(No. 07797, dated 15th June, 1859)—besides taking the date, I put my name on the note—I see it there now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-163" type="surname" value="GREGGINS"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-163" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GREGGINS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman—on 6th October I went over to Mr. Chick and obtained a 51. note from him—I wanted to send a quarter's rent to Mr. Andrews, who lives at 31, Leighton-grove, Kentish-town—I gave that 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note to my wife for safety.</p>
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<persName id="t18600130-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-164" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-164" type="surname" value="GREGGINS"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-164" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY GREGGINS</persName> </hi>. I received a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note from my husband on 6th October—it was to be sent to Mr. Andrews at Kentish-town—a Mr. Wise wrote and directed a letter for me—I saw it—it was directed "Mr. Richard Andrews, 31, Leighton-grove, Kentish-town"—I took that letter, so directed, and the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, to the post-office in Broad-street, Bloomsbury—I was going to send it as a registered letter—I found it was too late; when I got to the post-office it was between 6 and 7, I think—finding it was too late, I took it into Mr. Dawbarne's the grocer's shop—I saw a person of the name of Owen there—I gave him the letter and the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—he took the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note from me, doubled it in four parts, and put it in the middle of the letter, and then placed the letter in the envelope—I asked him if he would be kind enough to seal it for me, and he did so—the prisoner was there then—he held the taper while Owen sealed the letter for me—after the letter was sealed I received it back again from Owen, and placed it in the letter box with red letters outside the shop—Mr. Owen told me to place it there—he said tome, after he had fastened the letter, u You see I have put it in safe," and I said, "Yes, sir"—the prisoner stood by the side of Owen at the time—I ascer
<lb/>tained a day or two afterwards that that letter never reached Mr. Andrews—upon that, I gave notice at the Bank of England to stop the note, and also at the post-office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you read?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<persName id="t18600130-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-165" type="surname" value="WISE"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-165" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WISE</persName> </hi> I live at 4, Neale-street, Soho—on 6th October I wrote a letter for Mr. Greggins, and directed it to Richard T. Andrews, Esq. 31, Leighton-grove, Kentish-town,"—I gave it to Mr. Greggins—that was the only letter I wrote for her that day.</p>
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<persName id="t18600130-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-166" type="surname" value="ANDREWS"/>
<interp inst="t18600130-name-166" type="given" value="RICHARD THOMAS"/>RICHARD THOMAS ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I live at 31, Leighton-grove, Kentish-town—I am the landlord of the house in which Greggins lived—I did not, at any time, receive a letter from him with a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in it.</p>
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<persName id="t18600130-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-167" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD OWEN</persName> </hi>. I am shopman to Mr. Dawbarne, a grocer in Broad-street, Bloomsbury—he also keeps the post-office receiving house there—the post-office adjoins the shop—there is a partition between them, but it does not go to the top—it is on the light hand side as you go in—the counter is on the left hand side—you can go from the shop into the receiving house; there is a door in the shop—I had nothing to do with the duties of the post
<lb/>office—in October last the prisoner was also in the employment of Mr. Dawbarne—he was in the shop—he had nothing to do with the post-office—a person of the name of Grunson attends to the post-office, he attends to the money orders—he used to attend from 10 o'clock till 6, though the money order office closed at 4—I remember Mr. Greggins coming there with a letter on the evening of 6th October—she was desirous of registering</p>
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<p>the letter, but it was too late—she came about half-past 7—5 o'clock is the latest hour at which a letter can be registered—I told her it was too late—she then gave me the letter that she had brought; it was open—she gave me a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and I placed it inside the letter, and then sealed the letter—I called Hartley to hold the taper for me whilst I sealed it—I sealed it with wax, and put R.O. my own initials on it, with my own seal—the prisoner stood by me while I did so—when I had sealed the letter I gave it back to Mr. Greggins—I told her to put it in at the red letters; that is the district box—before she left the shop I said to her, "You see that the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note is put in safe;" her reply was, "Yes,"—after she had gone out I told the prisoner that there was a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note in the letter—nothing else passed then with regard to it—the collection of letters at that office would be despatched at 9 o'clock—they would be taken from there to the West Central Office—I am not in the post-office—nobody is employed there from 7 till 9, when they make up the collection—if a person were to go into the place where the partition is he could have access to the letter-box; it was unlocked—there is a window to the street from the post-office—there are shutters put up at it—we commenced putting up the shutters on that evening at about twenty minutes to 9—they are put up on the outside, and fastened in the inside—Hartley and a boy named Sewell put them up—Hartley generally fastened them inside—after that, shortly before Christmas-day, an officer, whose name I don't know, called at Mr. Dawbarne's—a conversation passed between him and me relative to a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—he wished for my name—I wrote it down on a piece of paper, and also the name of J. W. Hartley, at the officer's request also—he took away the piece of paper on which those two names were written—Grunson was in the post-office at that time—the officer went there first, and Grunson sent him over to me—after the officer was gone I told the prisoner that I had written his name down on a piece of paper, and also my own—I said that the officer had come about a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note that had been passed at a public-house in Vauxhall—the officer had told me that, and I told it to the prisoner—the prisoner said he hoped it was not the note he had passed at Vauxhall—he said that I ought to have called him, and asked him to write his own name—I had not known, before this, that he had passed a note at Vauxhall—he afterwards complained to Mr. Dawbarne about my having written his name down—I think that was on the next Sunday morning after the officer had come—it was before Christmas—I have seen the note which is produced—there is a signature, "J. W. Hartley," on it, in the prisoner's writing—on 14th January Mr. Dawbarne had some conversation with me about the note—I told him that the prisoner had passed a note at Vauxhall—on Wednesday, a few days after that, the prisoner went with me and some other persons from that house to the post-office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did the officer ask you for Hartley's name, or your own name?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He asked me for my name, and he also told me to write down Hartley's on the paper that he had written—he had written J. W. Hartley on the top as well as my own name—I wrote the name on the same paper—it was about 7 o'clock that Mr. Greggins came there on this evening.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you told him that you had written his name and yours on the paper, what was it he said?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said that I ought to have told him.</p>
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<persName id="t18600130-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18600130-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-168" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRUNSON</persName> </hi>. I was employed in October, and until January, in the money order business at Mr. Dawbarn's office—one Sunday in October, I can't say which, I was with the prisoner at the Elephant and Castle public-house,</p>
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<p>Vauxhall—we had some refreshment, and he passed a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note to pay for it—he was asked to write his name on the note—he wrote something on it in my presence—I was not near enough to see it; I did not look, in fact—before he changed it I offered to lend him the amount, and advised him not to change it—he said it might as well be changed then as any other time—I remember an officer calling, after that, just before Christmas—he came first to me—I referred him to Owen—on that evening I heard Owen tell Hartley that the bank note had been traced to a public-house at Vauxhall, and that he had written Hartley's name on a piece of paper—Hartley said he had passed one at Vauxhall, and it made it look rather suspicious, or something of that kind—he did not say anything more particularly to me than to Owen—I think he said, "You recollect me passing one," or something of that sort—I said, Yes, I recollected his passing it—he said, "Mr. Owen, you ought to have told me about writing my name down on the paper," and that he should speak to Mr. Dawbarne in the evening about it, when he saw him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He said, "You might have called me forward when my name was mentioned, and allowed me to write my name myself?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he said, "You had no business to write my name down; if you had called me forwards I could have written it myself"—when the conversation was about the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note at Vauxhall, he said immediately, "Don't you remember my changing the note?</p>
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<persName id="t18600130-name-169" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-169" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD CALLINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I keep the Elephant and Castle, Vauxhall—I recollect giving change for a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note on a Sunday evening—there were three gentlemen there—I knew one of them personally—I did not know the prisoner; he was a stranger to me—the name of Hartley was written on the note—the person he was with was a young man from a chemist's shop—I did not know his name—I only knew him by sight—the person who gave me the note wrote his name on it—I afterwards paid the note into my bankers, Messrs. Drummond—I think that was the next day—it waa the 16th or 17th October—I see here the note, with the name on it that was given to me—I inquired of all my neighbours to find out the name of Hartley, but could not find it anywhere.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-170" type="given" value="JAKES"/>JAKES SANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at Messrs. Drummond's—Mr. Calling
<lb/>ham had an account there—this note was paid in to his account on 17th October last—I do not know when it was paid in at the bank of England.</p>
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<persName id="t18600130-name-171" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-171" type="given" value="RICHARD ADYE"/>RICHARD ADYE BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the bank of England—this note was paid in to the bank of England, on 19th October, from Messrs. Drummond's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18600130-name-172" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-172" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAWBARNE</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of 1, Broad-street—on 6th October the post-office was at my shop—the prisoner was employed in my shop—I remember an inquiry being made by the officers of the post-otfice, about a missing letter; and the police-officer coming to make inquiries of Mr. Owen—I don't recollect the month—the prisoner came to me one Sabbath morn
<lb/>ing—I don't know what day; about three or four days after the inquiry by the post-office officer—he said, "Mr. Owen has been writing my name, which he has no business to do;"—he said it was about the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note that had been missing—I said, "What of that; you know whether you stole it or not"—he said that ho knew nothing about it—I don't recollect anything further—he never mentioned about changing the note at all, or about having given change for a note at that time. On 14th January I received a communication from Grunson; in consequence of that, on the same evening I spoke to the prisoner—I asked him to account for the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note that he</p>
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<p>had changed at Vauxhall—I had not heard anything about any note being changed at Vauxhall, until Grunson made a communication to me—the prisoner said he had taken it over the counter of a man of the name of Johnson—I asked him whether he put the man's name at the back, whether he endorsed the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note—he said, "No"—I asked him what sort of man Mr. Johnson was—he said he wore a moustache and had a cape on—he said he had got the change for the note out of his own pocket—when I give change for notes in that way Tgenerally take the name and address of the person—if a stranger comes into the shop in that way we should always put his name—the prisoner had been with me about three months—there is nothing doing in the post-office between 7 and 9 o'clock—the young men employed in the shop could, if so disposed, have access to the post
<lb/>office department, and could get at the drawer in which the letters are kept—a person fastening the shutters inside, would be about a foot off the drawer—the drawer is kept unlocked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Could persons also have access to it from the outside?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> To the letter-box for letters—it would not admit a band—I have heard of such a thing as post-office boxes being robbed from the street—the prisoner had been in my employ three or four months—he remained till he was taken in custody on this charge, some weeks elapsing between the matter first being mentioned to me by the post-office authorities and the time when he was so taken; he was living in my house at the very time—the conversation, when he complained of Owen writing his name for him, was previous to that in which I mentioned the note being passed at Vaux
<lb/>hall—it was a conversation on Sunday morning, at the breakfast table—Owen was not present at that time—the prisoner's annoyance appeared to be at Owen's taking upon himself to write his name, instead of calling him to do it himself—during the time he has been in my employment he has given me entire satisfaction as regards his behaviour—he has borne the character, while with me, of an honest, well-conducted young man—I con
<lb/>sidered him a very promising young man—he said that he had changed the note with money out of his own pocket—I knew when I took him that he had private means, money of his own—he came direct from the country to my employment—in London, we put the name of a person at the back of a note; they don't do that in the country; they know everybody there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18600130-name-173" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMEE</persName> </hi>. I am an officer attached to the post-office—I remember Messrs. Dawbarne, Grunson, and Owen, being at the post-office on 18th January—the prisoner was there also—he was not at that time in custody; be walked down with me and Grunson—the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note which we have seen to
<lb/>day was then shown to him—he was told the circumstances at the time of the note being cashed at Vauxhall—Dawbarne, Grunson, and Owen were then present—the prisoner took the note, looked at it, and said, "That is my name, and that is my writing"—he said, "I did change a note at Vauxhall on 15th October"—he said that Grunson was present and Mr. Griffin—I don't know who Mr. Griffin is—he said he was a friend of Grun
<lb/>sorn's—he said he received the note on the 13th, the Friday previous, from a gentleman who came into the shop and asked change for a note, and he gave him change for it out of his own pocket—he was asked if he knew the gentleman's name and address—he said his name was Harris, as written in his diary at the time; he did not know his address—he then took from his pocket this paper—there is written on it "15th, gave change for a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, name Harris"—the word Harris in written over the top of the line; it is</p>
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<p>very faint—the column is the expenditure of that day, 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he was then given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.
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