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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ROSE, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>Law Publishers in the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, July 13th, 1863, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the Right Hon.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ANDERSON ROSE</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">M.P</hi>.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-1" type="given" value="FREDERICK JONATHAN"/>FREDERICK JONATHAN POLLOCK</persName> </hi>, Knt., Lord Chief Baron of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WIGHTMAN</persName> </hi>, Knt., and the Hon; Sir
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-3" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CROMPTON</persName> </hi>, Knt., two of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-4" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DUKE</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P.; Sir
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-5" type="given" value="FRANCIS GRAHAM"/>FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</persName> </hi>, Bart.; and
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-6" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARTER</persName>, ESQ</hi>., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-7" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Esq. Q. C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-8" type="given" value="BENJAMIN SAMUEL"/>BENJAMIN SAMUEL PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN</hi>, Esq;
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-9" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIDNEY HEDLET WATERLOW</hi>, Esq.; Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBEBT MALCOLM KERR</hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriff's Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-11" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq. Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-12" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH JONES</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-13" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FARRAR</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-14" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MACKRELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROSE, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an obelisk</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1863.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Crompton.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630713-857-offence-1 t18630713-name-16"/>Hannah Webb</persName>; he was also charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the manslaughter of the same person.
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-17" type="given" value="ESTHER MORRIS"/>ESTHER MORRIS BRADFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Bradfield, and reside at 14, Westmorland-place, City-road—I know the prisoner, and knew his wife Hannah Webb—I knew them between six and seven years—they had been married about five years—he is a cow keeper at 3, Cross-street, Hoxton—I lived at No. 14, not far from them—I last saw the deceased alive on Whit-Monday night, at twenty minutes past 1 at her own street-door—I had seen her at 9 o'clock that evening—the prisoner was not then present—she was perfectly sober at that time, and also when I saw her at half-past 1—at that time the prisoner was sitting in his kitchen with his head lying on the table—that is about six or seven yards from the street-door—I could see from the street-door into the kitchen, but I could not see him, because he was near the fire-place—the street-door was open, and the kitchen-door also—I don't think that anything said at the street-door could be heard in the kitchen—the deceased wished me to go into the kitchen, and I went to the door and saw the prisoner with his head on the table—I went back to her and had a little talk about her sister, she then wished me good night and closed the street-door, and I went home—I never saw her after that alive—I had seen her about half-past 11 that night, and she then showed me her apron where a woman had thrown a pot of beer over her—the prisoner was not present then—he keeps a milk shop—I heard the prisoner say that he would strangle his wife—that was at the street-door—a woman named Robinson came and put an empty beer pot in her face, Mrs. Webb shut the street-door, and Mrs. Robinson said, "Is the drunken b—sober now?"—the prisoner said something, but I did not hear what—I have been given to understand that he was acquainted with that woman, but I don't know it—they stood a. little at the street-door—the woman then left, and the prisoner pushed his door open, went in and shut it—I went and listened at the street-door, and I heard him say, "Kiss me, Hannah"—she replied, "No, James"—I heard a scuffle in the shop—I looked through the key-hole—I could not see them, and I went and looked between the gates into the yard close by the street-door, and saw him have her partly by the head or shoulders, dragging her into the yard—he was pulling her out down two steps into the shed, and she said, "Don't, James; don't James;" in rather a faint voice—he said, "Come along"—I then knocked violently at the street-door, and all</p>
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<p>was silent for a few minutes—the door was then opened by the deceased—she was in the act of putting her bonnet on, and she came across to my house—she was very much excited, with her hair about her shoulders—she showed me her apron, and she showed me her black eye—she had the black eye when I saw her at 9 o'clock, but she had not it on the Sunday night—I went back to her house, and she followed me, and in the kitchen she showed me a cluster of hair as thick as my finger that the prisoner had pulled out of her head—he was present when she showed me that, with his head lying on the table—when I went to the street-door the prisoner said to me, "Come and convince yourself; she is up stairs speechless drunk"—I went up stairs with him and Mrs. Elwyn, but she was not there—when we went down she was at the foot of the stairs—Mrs. Elwyn had gone down first and let her in—the prisoner grasped at her neck, and said he would strangle her, he would never sleep another night in bed with her—he was drunk, and he aimed very spitefully at her—Mrs. Elwyn got between them and removed his hand and said, "You know what you promised me;" and with that the prisoner went out—while he was lying with his head on the table, the deceased told me that he had been drinking with a lot of wh—s, and he pulled her by the dress and said, "If you don't like it," making a noise with his mouth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say he was drunk?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; she was not—I don't know that she sometimes drank—I have heard say so—I don't know that she drank so as to render herself quite incapable—I have heard say she drank, but I never saw her so—I used to go there occa
<lb/>sionally for milk, and I have done a little charring for her—that was last summer twelve month—I have only washed one day for her since—I was not a companion of hers—I never went to the Westmorland Arms with her—when she came over to my house, after what I saw through the gates, she did not stay long; I don't think it exceeded a quarter of an hour—she did not appear injured then—on one occasion, about a year and a half ago, the prisoner took me up stairs where she was lying on the bed, but whether it was from drink or excitement I don't know—she was very much excited, and she had a blow on her nose,—he fetched me to her twice—the last time was not many weeks before this occurrence, perhaps a fortnight before—he said he wished me to go up stairs and see that she was there drunk—she was lying on the bed—I can't tell whether she was drunk then—she was very much excited, and had a bad cold, she could scarcely speak—three young men were passing while I was looking through the gates, and they went and looked through—I don't know who they were—Mrs. Elwyn was not there then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-18" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN ELWYN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Owen Elwyn, a letter-carrier, of 14, Westmorland-place—I knew the deceased and the prisoner for many years—on Whit-Monday, about 11 o'clock at night, I was sent for by the deceased to her residence—she asked me if I would be kind enough to fetch her husband home, and I went and fetched him from the Westmorland Arms—he was the worse for liquor—the deceased was perfectly sober—she was at her own door when I returned with the prisoner—he said some words to her, but I did not hear what it was, I went into the middle of the road—the female that the prisoner had been drinking with (Mrs. Robinson) came by, and threw the contents of a pot of beer in the deceased's face—I then left to go on an errand—I returned in about five minutes—Mrs. Bradfield was then there with the prisoner and deceased—I asked her if she could stop and make peace between them as I was in a hurry and could not stop—I went home to my supper, leaving Mrs. Bradfield with them—as I was shutting my</p>
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<p>shutters I saw her and the deceased crossing the road—the deceased was crying—I went and opened the door, and asked what was the matter—her hair was all about her shoulders—I left her in my passage while I and Mrs. Bradfield went to the prisoner—he was standing at his shop door—I asked him to go in and go to bed, and not ill use his wife any more—he said, "No; I will not; she is up-stairs speechless drunk; to convince you, come and look"—we went up-stairs to the first floor front room, the bed-room, but found no one there—by that time I heard a gentle tapping at the door—I went and opened it, and it was the deceased—she came in and went towards the shed door to go into the shed—the prisoner was then on the stairs coming down, and he made aim at her throat, and said he would strangle the b——I pulled him away from her and said, "This is not what you promised me; you said you would not hurt her again, or beat her any more"—he threw a lighted candle which he had in his hand across the kitchen, and went out—he came back in about five minutes—we were then in the kitchen—he kicked opened the shop door and said, "Where is she?"—using some filthy words—she ran into the shed, and he went into the kitchen, sat in the arm chair, and laid his head on the table—I thought he was asleep, and went out to the deceased in the shed and persuaded her to come in—she was crying bitterly—she combed her hair out, and combed out a cluster as thick as my finger, and said it was through him pulling her hair—I said he was asleep—she said, "No; he knows all we are saying"—on that the prisoner pulled her by the back of her dress and said he would strangle the b—b—r; he would not sleep with her another night—she said it was a shocking thing for her to be beat about for a lot of wh—s; I told her to never mind, to go to bed and he would come up by-and-by, and forget all—she said she should not go to bed—she said, "God knows all I have suffered from that man"—I then wished her good night, and came away—I never saw her again alive—she was perfectly sober when I left her—there was nothing apparently serious amiss with her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you seen her at all before 11 o'clock on the Monday?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I had seen her between 5 and 6 on the Sunday evening—she was perfectly sober then—I never saw her the worse for drink—I have been in the habit of seeing her as I passed backwards and forwards, nothing more—she always appeared right—I had been in the house once or twice for milk, but never to stop—I live in the same house with Mrs. Bradfield—when I went to the Westmorland Arms, I saw the prisoner there drinking with Mrs. Robinson—I did not notice Mr. Robinson there; I did not look—the deceased had asked me to go and look what female it was that was drinking with her husband—I gave her a description of the person, and she said it was Mrs. Robinson—I don't know whether Mrs. Robinson is a married woman—I did not notice whether there were several men drinking there; I only saw the female talking to the prisoner—I went and told the deceased, and she asked me to go and bring him home—I went back, he caught my eye. and I beckoned him out—he came out—I did not hear the deceased say anything to Mrs. Robinson before she threw the beer over her; I was in the middle of the road, I could not hear whether she did or not—when the prisoner caught hold of her I said to him, "You promised not to beat her any more," or "You promised not to lay a finger upon her; "words similar to that—he said he would not beat her any more—I am sure those were the words, or he would not lay a finger on her, I can't recollect which—it was to that effect.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-19" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JAMES</persName> </hi>. I was errand-boy to the prisoner—about half-past 6 on</p>
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<p>the Tuesday morning, when it was found that Mrs. Webb was dead, I went up-stairs to the prisoner's room to call him, as usual—he said he would be up in a few minutes—I went up again—he called me, and said, "Mrs. Webb is dead"—I went into the room, and saw her lying on the bed, in her clothes, dead—the prisoner was then up and dressed—when I first went up he was in bed, and the clothes covered over him—I did not go into the room at that time, I saw his head in bed—he told me to go to Dr. Simpson—I went, and brought him—I lived in the house—I had gone to bed the night before about half-past 8 or 9—I saw the prisoner and deceased shortly before I went to bed—she was sober then, and he was sober—I have seen her drunk—I saw her drunk on that Monday afternoon, about 2 o'clock—she had got sober before I went to bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did they go together to the Oaks at Epsom on the Friday?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—she was drunk on the Friday night when she came home, and on the Saturday, Sunday, and Monday morning—I have frequently seen her drunk—she has often sent me for gin, and for rum sometimes—I have known of her sending boys and girls that came to the shop for milk, for gin and different things—I have once or twice seen her fall down after drinking the gin—I have found her on my bed in that state, instead of going to her own bed—sometimes she would get out of my bed in the middle of the night, and sometimes early in the morning, with her clothes on—I have seen her lying on the floor in the kitchen—a person named Casey used to assist in the milk business—Casey has frequently carried her up to bed when she has been drunk—I have seen Casey here—the prisoner went to Ireland to buy some cows about six months ago—the deceased was drunk nearly the whole time he was away—on one occasion a crowd came round the door when she had fallen down tipsy behind the counter, and the shop was robbed—that was while the prisoner was in Ireland—Casey carried her up to bed on that occasion—on one occasion she fell on the fender when she was drunk, and Casey picked her up and prevented her being burnt—an old woman named Chitsey lodged in the house—Casey left two or three weeks before the death—there was a little boy named John in the house; he has left a long while—a little girl called Louisa used sometimes to help me pick her up when she was drunk; she works at the greengrocer's opposite—I have heard the deceased complain of pains in the head and side when she has been drunk, and she put her hand to her side; she frequently did that when she was tipsy—when I went up first to call the prisoner he was in bed—I don't know whether he had his clothes on or not then, he had the bedclothes over him—the deceased was lying outside the bed with her clothes on—I did not know at that time that she was dead—I did not see that the furniture in the room was at all disturbed—I slept over their room—I did not hear any noise during the night—I have heard the prisoner speak to his wife about her getting drunk; he has gone down on his knees to her and prayed of her to keep from drink; that was not long before she died—she said she would, and she has for a few days, and then went on drinking again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-20" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN CHITSEY</persName> </hi>. I lived in the same house with the prisoner and his wife—I slept there on the night in question, in the next room to them—I did not hear any noise during the night—I went to bed a little before 9—there are only folding doors between my room and theirs, but they are fastened close up—I had seen the deceased on the night previous to her death, a little before 6—that was the last time I saw her, but I heard them come to bed at a little past 1—she seemed quite correct and sober at 6 o'clock—I had seen her on the Sunday previous; she was not the worse for liquor then, nothing to speak of, very trifling—that was between 5 and 6 o'clock—she</p>
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<p>was not to say drunk, she was able to go up stairs—she was sometimes the worse for liquor, not often—I have never seen her so bad as to be carried or assisted up-stairs—I have never seen her helped up-stairs—I have heard people come up, but I did not look to see who it was—I have not exactly known her to have been helped up to bed—persons may at times have helped her up, but I did not see it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you not been asked to go and put her in order a little?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I might see her lying on her bed, but I did not know exactly that she was drunk—that has been sometimes in the afternoon—she once came into my room and laid on my bed, that was at night; it was only once—I don't say she was drunk then, she may have been a little drunk—she made a little mess on my bed—I have been told that she has gone to the boy's bed, but I don't know it—I did not once send the boy for a doctor when she was lying on my bed in that state—it was not the boy, it was a man that was lodging there, Casey—I said I was afraid she was dying—Casey did not tell me that she was only drunk—the prisoner has begged me to try and restrain his wife from drinking; I have done so, and at last I said to him, "I have tried so often it is no use."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector, N</hi>). I went, in company with Dr. Simpson, to the house, where I found the deceased lying dead outside the bed, in her day dress—from the appearance of the bed a person seemed to have been lying in it, at the back of the deceased—the prisoner was stand
<lb/>ing in the room—I asked who found her dead—the prisoner answered, "I did"—I said, "Did you sleep here last night?"—he said, "I did"—I said, "Did you and the deceased go to bed together?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Was she sober?"—he said, "No, drunk"—I said, "Were you sober?"—he said, "Well, no, I was not"—I said, "I perceive she has a black eye, do you know anything of that?"—her left eye was blackened—he said, "We had some words last evening, and I gave her a slap, or a pat, of the face,"—I am not sure which—from further inquiries I made, I told the prisoner I must take him into custody on suspicion of having caused the death of the deceased—he made no reply—I took him to the police-station—I found this apron in the kitchen—there is a spot of blood upon it.</p>
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<lb/>responding bruises on the skull—the substance of the brain was perfectly healthy—I found a slight effusion of blood on the right side corresponding with the external injury on that side—that proceeded from the rupture of a</p>
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<p>small vessel, and, in my judgment, was caused by external violence—I opened the trachea, or windpipe; I found it filled with frothy or bloody mucus, and on tracing the course of it still further, I found extravasated blood in the substance of the right lung immediately corresponding to the external bruise under the right collar-bone—the left lung was perfectly healthy, and the heart also, and all the viscera—I consider the death to have arisen from extravasation of blood in the substance of the lung, producing suffocation by the blood becoming infiltrated into the air-tubes which run through the substance of the lung—the suffocation arose in the bronchial tubes extend
<lb/>ing up to the trachea—suffocation in the lungs would be the immediate cause of death, resulting from the extravasated blood—that would be caused by external violence—a blow or blows would be quite sufficient to cause it—if the woman was rolling about and falling in an intoxicated state, that might possibly cause it—the effusion in the head bad nothing to do with the death, it was so circumscribed, not larger than a shilling—there was nothing at all like apoplexy—there was no disease apparent in the lungs to cause the effusion—I cannot tell whether it resulted from a blow or a fall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> If I understand you rightly there was blood from a broken artery which circulated over the system and stopped the breath?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; that broken artery was in the substance of the lungs, and the blood infiltrated into the air tubes—that would account for the frothy mucus—an intemperate person very often, contracts congestion of the lungs—that would make a person more susceptible to concussion from violence and make the arteries more likely to give way—I did not find the lungs at all congested; I am quite sure of that—you may call it congested if you like, I call it blood extravasated in the substance of the lungs—the lungs were highly congested where the blood had escaped.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you examine the contents of the stomach?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there was not the slightest trace of alcohol.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long after it was taken would you find traces of alcohol?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Perhaps not half-an-hour, it evaporates very quickly—my
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> was not till the next morning—when I first went to the room the bed clothes were slightly disordered, but I saw no marks of any struggle.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there any evidence of any congestion existing six hours before death?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> None at all—there is congestion arising from inflammation of the lungs which comes on slowly, and causes a hardened state of the tissue, which is called hepatised—there was no trace of anything of that kind—there was no congestion that I could ascribe to pure disease—in my judgment the extravasation was caused by an injury just previous to death.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Would that injury cause death immediately?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not immediately; a person might walk about for an hour after, there would be some difficulty of breathing—I should say a person could not walk about and talk, and appear quite well for two hours after the injury; there would be a difficulty of breathing and also a certain amount of bloody expectoration—the bursting of this vessel from whatever cause would account for all the internal appearances—the bruise under the right collar bone was about the size of my hand, and swollen about an inch in height from the surrounding structure—it was immediately above the right breast—a blow in that place would not be likely to cause death without a rupture—I should not ordinarily anticipate death from a blow there—the ribs were not at all injured—the ribs would lie between the blow and the lungs; the shock of</p>
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<p>the blow would pass through the ribs—the ribs bend to a certain extent with great force—the bruise was of recent date, within a few hours.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi>, 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1863.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long ago was that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About a month previously, but I cannot remember exactly—I had not seen her between the first occasion and the second—I put the half-crown on one side in a box, and afterwards handed it to a jeweller next door, named Redfern, and to three policemen—I showed both the coins to the jeweller before showing them to the police.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>. I suppose you wished the jeweller to tell you whether it was good or bad?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I recognised the prisoner immediately she came in—there were two commercial travellers in the shop and I motioned to one of them to observe her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FARLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, D</hi> 15). The prisoner was given into my charge with the half-crown and florin—she said, "I am a respectable woman and I refuse my address"—she handed me this purse containing two good half-crowns, a 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece, and 2 ¼
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these coins are both counterfeit.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-32" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA BEASLEY</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Swan Tavern, Bayswater—on 5th June, the prisoners came in together—Cook asked for half a quartern of gin; he gave me a florin and I gave him a Victoria shilling and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—he asked me for two sixpences for a shilling which he gave me—I put it in the till and gave him two sixpences—there were no other shillings there—after they left, I went to the till, before taking any other money, looked at the shilling and found it was bad, and of George IIIds. reign—there was no other shilling there—I had not taken any other money—I gave it to Mr. Ratcliff—I saw the prisoners again next day, and recognised them at once.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-33" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RATCLIFF</persName> </hi>. My father-in-law keeps the Swan Tavern and I assist</p>
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<hi rend="italic">D</hi> D—I was serving in the bar on Saturday, 6th June—the prisoners came in together and Cook asked for half a quartern of gin; he gave me a goodhalf-crown and I gave him the change—he then put down a shilling and asked for two sixpences for it, which I gave him, and immediately found the shilling was bad—it was not one which I had given him—they had both began to drink the gin—it was very soft and I bent it—he returned me the sixpences—the last witness recognised the prisoners and I told them I must take them in charge—they went out together, I followed them and gave them in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-34" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HAMPTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Samuel Hampton, and am female searcher at the station—I searched Phillips, and in a pocket under her gown I found a bad shilling—I bent it, marked it, and gave it to the inspector on duty—I found three good sixpences in her dress pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, D</hi> 231). I took the prisoners and found on Cook, 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, but no silver—I received a shilling from Ratcliff, and another from the inspector.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Phillip's Defence.</hi> I had no money but what my husband gave me—we were married in Ireland twenty years ago.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-39" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I keep a pie shop at 208, Strand—on Monday, 8th June, about 10 at night, Riley came and asked for three twopenny pies, he gave me a half-crown which was soft, and I broke it with my teeth and told him it was bad—he said that he did not know it—I returned him the pieces and he went out leaving the pies behind—he came again next morning between 10 and 11, asked for a twopenny pie, and put down a bad shilling—I told him it was bad and that he was there last night—I kept the shilling and he went away—about 4 o'clock that afternoon Sheridan came for a penny mince pie, he gave me a shilling—I broke it, it was soft—I told him it was bad—he said that he did not know it, and asked for it back again—I gave him the pieces and he left—I called Everton's attention to him, and shortly afterwards the two prisoners were brought back—I gave the constable the shilling uttered to me by Riley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DICKIE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What did Sheridan say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That he did not know the shilling was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-41" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE ALEXANDER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Adamson, a baker, of the Strand—on this afternoon about 4 o'clock, Riley came and asked for a bun—he gave me a shilling—I told him it was bad, and he went away leaving it with me—I gave it to the policeman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 340). On 9th June, I was on duty in Fleet-street, and Everton pointed out the prisoner and another one to me near St. Dunstan's Church—I followed them—at Fetter-lane I took Sheridan,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">bits</hi>, and one fourpenny
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi>, all good, and a halfpenny on Riley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did Sheridan admit at once passing the shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he did not attempt to run away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Riley's Defence.</hi> A young man who I was with, gave me the money and sent me to buy the pies; when I told him it was bad, he said, "Chuck it away;" I had only been home from sea three weeks.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in each?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I said to Miller, that I thought they were counterfeit coin before I opened them, by the feel of them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you repeat that form to everybody you go up to?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Those whom I know to be old offenders—I did not see Alfred Rouse there, but he might be in the crowd that followed—I know him—I saw him arraigned here last Session.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is this a very low neighbourhood?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is a very quiet street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and put it with the others—I did not take a half-crown of any one else—Mr. Griffiths then came in, found the half-crowns, and said they were all bad—the prisoner soon afterwards came in again—I made a signal to my master, and he was taken.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you seen the till a short time before the prisoner came in?
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you discharged any of your servants since this?
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said his name was George Smith, and that he was a farmer and grazier, of East-bourne, Sussex; but at the police-court he said his name was Walter Russell, that he was a licensed hawker, and bought the cheque at the Eastern Coun
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
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<interp inst="t18630713-868-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES CURTIS</hi>* (57)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18630713-869-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to stealing a watch from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630713-869-offence-1 t18630713-name-65"/>David Hull</persName></rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE THOMAS</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18630713-870-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, to feloniously setting fire to a hay-stack, the property of Samuel Tildesley.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18630713-870-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDE
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<interp inst="t18630713-871-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, to two indictments for embezzlement—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18630713-872-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, to feloniously setting fire to a hay-stack, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630713-872-offence-1 t18630713-name-69"/>Henry James Pavior</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDMUND CHARLTON</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18630713-873-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering a request for the delivery of tea, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-873-18630713 t18630713-873-punishment-16"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18630713-873-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18630713-874-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630713-874-offence-1 t18630713-name-72"/>Raynham William Stewart</persName>, and stealing a watch and other articles, his property.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-874-18630713 t18630713-874-punishment-17"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18630713-874-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18630713-875-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, to feloniously wounding
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-875-18630713 t18630713-875-punishment-18"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18630713-876-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing 20 bill stamps, value 27
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character, and was recommended to mercy.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-877-18630713 t18630713-877-punishment-20"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs> </hi>;
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<interp inst="t18630713-877-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> and</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">after a previous conviction</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Four Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1863.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-879-18630713 t18630713-879-punishment-22"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>. There was another indictment against the prisoner for feloniously detaining one Bridget Corrigan with intent, &c., upon which no evidence was offered.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KING</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the City Bank—on 11th May, the prisoner called at the bank, and produced this order from Messrs. Sarl and Sons (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>), "Please to give the bearer our pass-book. London, 10/5/03"—in conse
<lb/>quence of that I delivered Messrs. Sarl's pass-book to the prisoner—I have no recollection of his calling that day before without the order.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWRENCE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose Messrs. Sarl and Sons have an account at your bank?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; this is very much like their writing; in fact the signature was consulted before the book was given up—I had not seen the prisoner before to my knowledge—I have no recollec
<lb/>tion of his calling more than once that day—he was only there for a few minutes—I did not take any particular notice of him—this is the pass-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) which I delivered to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-86" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to the prosecutors—I was in the habit of taking and fetching away their pass-book daily—this order is not in their writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Does it resemble their writing?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It might be a bad imitation—I should not take it to be their writing—it is not an imita
<lb/>tion that would deceive me—I have no knowledge of the prisoner, nor have the Messrs. Sarl, to the best of my belief.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-87" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FITCHENOR</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Savory and Sons, silversmiths—about 11th May the prisoner called at their establishment, and selected goods to the amount of 946
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he asked to see watches and chains—he gave a cheque, not filled up, on the National Bank of New York, or something of that kind—for the first five minutes I considered him insane—he selected a ring worth 117
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a ruby ring at 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and an emerald at 110
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he picked them up as if they were brass buttons—I thought it was a clear ease of insanity, and I took no further notice, merely pencilled the articles down on a piece of paper—I saw a jaws-book similar to the one pro
<lb/>duced, on the counter, under the prisoner's hand—I could not see the name on it; it was upside down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was his manner very peculiar indeed?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I have had thirty years' experience with all sorts of characters, and I could almost read in his mind that he was not right—he did not appear tipsy, and I could only conclude that he was insane—they were beautiful gems; he could not have selected finer for an Empress—he did not call himself the Baron Adrian Robert to me—I did not bear him say he was a Baron—he did not attempt to take anything away with him—I laid everything aside on a tray, and then Funnell came in—the prisoner seemed to me not to be answerable for his actions—I had never seen him before, that I know of—he gave our cashier a cheque, I believe this is it (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>), "Pay to Messrs. Savory and Sons, or order, the sum of (
<hi rend="italic">blank</hi>). London, May 11th, 1862. To the Cashiers of the National Bank of New York. Baron Adrian Robert. Jerrard"—I had never seen a cheque on that bank before—that confirmed my suspicions that he was not right in his mind, though I felt quite satisfied before.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he tell you that this cheque would be cashed at Messrs. Spielman's, in Lombard-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but still I did not take any notice of it—I believe a clerk from our establishment went to Spielman's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-88" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD FUNNELL</persName> </hi>. I am a City detective—I apprehended the prisoner at Messrs. Savory's on another charge, and afterwards charged him with forging this order—the pass-book and this account-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) were left by him on the counter at Messrs. Savory's—he said nothing to the charge when I mentioned it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> That is an old book, is it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I found several at his lodgings, resembling this—I had never seen him before this.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-92" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRANNAN</persName> </hi>. I am engaged by the Mint to look after coiners—on Saturday, 20th June, about 1 o'clock, I went with other officers to 17, Flower and Dean-street—we went through passage, and forced open the back parlour door of the house—upon entering the room, I saw Hogan take a plate from off the table and throw the contents on the fire—we endea
<lb/>voured to get towards the fire, and the three prisoners tried all they could to keep us back—I threw a pail of water on the fire, and Hogan said, "They won't melt, Mr. Brannan, they are brass"—Inspector Broad then went to the fire and took from it these 25 pieces of coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which he gave to me—I said to Hogan, "I have received ins tractions from the Solicitor to the Mint to look after you"—he said, "A chap came in here to-day, and I bought them of him for 18
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; we were filing one side of them off, and colouring them, to look like sixpences"—I said to Mr. Broad, "Probably you will find some more there," and Hogan said, "No, you will not; we are
<hi rend="italic">typing</hi> without the wire"—that means electroplating—it can be done with
<lb/>out the wire, but not so quickly; quite as well and as smoothly—these coins would pass as sixpences—I noticed Brace, with this little tin measure in her hand, get near Hogan, and endeavour to force it into his trousers pocket—I seized her hand, took it from her, and found six medals in the box—they are what are called Prince of Wales' medals, and are similar to those which have undergone the process of filing and electroplating—some are dis
<lb/>coloured from being thrown on the fire—the feathers are filed down—the plate was wet—I tasted the contents; it contained the materials generally used for colouring and coating counterfeit coin, white metal—I believe it was cyanide of silver.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, G</hi> 13). I went with the last witness—we went first to the back-yard—I looked in at the window previous to the door being broken open, and saw the two female prisoners sitting at the table with a file in one hand and a coin in the other—Hogan was stooping over the table meddling with something in a plate, and as the door was opened I saw him take the plate off the table, and throw it on to the fire—I assisted the other officers to get to the fire, and we had some trouble in doing so—all the prisoners were very violent—the coins were afterwards got from the fire—I found the two files which I had seen them using before I went in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Boswell.</hi> I never tried to prevent him from going near the fire.</p>
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<p>way or the other—I believe Fyfe caught hold of Boswell—we were almost stifled there for the time, from the water being thrown on to the fire, which was a very bright one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, H</hi>) I went with the other officers—I forced open the door—there were five or six fastenings to it—we had some difficulty in getting in—I saw Hogan chuck something from a plate into the fire—I pushed the females on one side and went towards the fire—Brannan threw a pail of water on the fire, and I took out 22 pieces of coin, which I gave to him—I found this saucer (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), containing wet sand, on the mantel-piece, which is used for scouring and rubbing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these small medals which have not been filed are called Prince of Wales' medals, and are used for whist markers and other purposes—these have been filed down and silvered—they would be far more likely to pass as sixpences than the ordi
<lb/>nary-made counterfeit sixpences, because they will resist biting and bending—they are made of brass—they are getting very much in circulation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hogan's Defence</hi>, I have lived five years by selling songs and these coins over Hackney. I am not guilty of passing bad money. I bought these at 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a dozen, with the intention of going out on the Saturday to sell them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-881-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BRACE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BOSWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-881-18630713 t18630713-881-punishment-24"/>Confined Six Months each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN KING</hi> (39)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AND</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-99" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>DR. EDWIN LANKESTER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the coroners for the county of Middlesex—I held an inquest on the body of Lucy Redhead, on Saturday, 28th March—Mary Ann King was called as a witness upon that inquiry—she was sworn, I have here notes of the evidence which she gave and which I took down—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>) "Mary Ann King having been sworn, said, 'I live at 78, Euston-road, and the deceased, Lucy Redhead, lived with me as general servant. The deceased had had a cough for some time, but she never had any medical attendance; she left my service this day fortnight, on 3rd March, the deceased received a blow from a person named England; she never laid down in her bed after the blow, and never did any work after
<lb/>wards, she never complained to me before the blow. She did the work for a 10 roomed house, and never gave up, on 23rd March, England came to my house and asked for me. I was dressing in the next room, and heard the conversation in the next room. Mr. England afterwards struck me on the chest, and also the deceased, the deceased went to fetch a policeman; she sat on the window ledge the whole of that night, because she could not lie down in bed, she remained in the same state, and two days afterwards she spat blood. She went once to the University College after that; she fell up against a large dining table when she was struck, she wore stays"—There was a post-mortem investigation at my instance, made by Mr. Devereux a gentleman in the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> The post-mortem was 48 hours after death, was it not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I should have heard of the</p>
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<p>case, and the supposed cause of death before I ordered the post-mortem examination—the evidence of the father, was that the deceased died on the 21st—I caused summonses to be given out—one was sent to Mr. England—he did not attend—I saw the body—it was not decomposed at all—I cannot say there was not a mark of a blow on the chest—I did Lot see any.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-100" type="given" value="PHILIP NEWBERRY"/>PHILIP NEWBERRY ENGLAND</persName> </hi>. I live at Clarendon-square, Somerstown, and manage a loan office—in the early part of last year, Mrs. King the defendant called upon me, and after some negociations I consented to lend her 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on a bill of sale of some furniture—it was executed, deducting 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for interest—she was to pay me by instalments of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—at that time the furniture was at 44, Clarendon-square—she then lived in that house—I went there and saw the furniture—I told her if there was any rent due to let me know, and I should pay it for her—the bill of sale was executed in August last year—I think about the beginning of March this year, informa
<lb/>tion was brought to me, and I went to the house in Clarendon-square—I found nearly the whole of the furniture gone—all the best of it was gone, leaving the rubbish—after making inquiries, I found that it bad been taken to 78, Euston-road—I got Mr. Hay and three carmen to go with me between 6 and 7, on Tuesday evening, 3rd March—I knocked at the door and asked for Mrs. King—I was directed to the first floor—we all went up, and I just knocked with my knuckle at the door—a little boy opened it with a candle in his hand—he said Mrs. King was not in—she was in the back room when I first entered—she came out—I removed the furniture—it took us half an, hour or it might be three quarters, with the assistance of the men—I saw a young girl sitting on the sofa with some children—I believe it was Redhead, the deceased—a policeman was sent for. by Mrs. King, when he came we showed him the bill of sale, and he went away—he said he could not inter
<lb/>fere—I never touched Mrs. King during the whole time I was there—the other men were in the room the whole time—it is not true that I struck Lucy Redhead a violent blow on the chest—I never touched her on the chest—I never touched her—I was not near enough to her to strike her—the men were in the room, and by the door the whole of the time—I swear I never struck Mrs. King.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did Lucy Redhead speak to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> She did not till afterwards, when I asked her who she was—not before the policeman came—she was desired by Mrs. King to go out and fetch a policeman—Mrs. King had her back against the door to prevent us removing the things—I afterwards saw her on the floor—she slipped down and I helped her up—there was not a struggle and a scuffle between us, more than I lifting her up and putting her on a chair or a box—there were no screams of murder that I heard—the children were making a noise—Mrs. King afterwards said she had been badly advised, and she was sorry she had removed the things—I did not charge her with stealing the things—I said it was very bad of her to take them away—she did not say they were her daughter's at that time—I think Lucy Redhead was out of the room when Mrs. King was on the floor—I don't know—the table was not always between me and Lucy Redhead, because when she came out to go for a policeman, she had to pass me—I do not know Mr. Dobbin, Mr. Knight's agent—I was at Westminster when the action was tried—I believe a man named Dobbin was examined there—he gave me the information, that the things were taken away from the house—he said they were distrained for rent, and the things had been taken away—I believe he said they had been given by Mr. Knight to the daughter—I will not be positive—I had known Mrs. King some little time</p>
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<p>before this transaction—I never saw her husband when he was living—she kept a chandler's shop in Wells-street, when she borrowed this money of me—I told her the furniture at Clarendon-square was worth between 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and it was afterwards arranged that the furniture at Wells-street should be included in the bill of sale—I know nothing of Mrs. King's sister dying, and the orphan children coming to live with her—I did not take away a single article of wearing apparel on this occasion—I have not had to pay for the removal of those very articles—I had a summons to go to the police court—I employed Mr. Begbie on that summons—I asked him to go—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) might have been written by him, but not by my direction—I instructed him to get an adjournment on 7th March—a witness could not come because the Princess came into London on that day—before that summons I was served with a writ at the suit of Mrs. King, and I received this letter from her attorney—that was before the adjournment, the writ was served on me some time after the receipt of that letter—it might have been the 12th, I cannot say the day—I knew there were actions pending—I believed by the daughter and by Mrs. King—the officer brought me this summons on the Thursday evening, about half-past nine—I told him I could not attend because I was summoned to the Divorce Court—I did not know I was summoned to give evidence—I thought it was for a juryman, and I also said it was out of the district, and there must have been some mistake—the officer might have said, "Mind I have served you, and you stay away at your peril"—I had a subpoena from the Divorce Court just before, and I showed it to him—I never heard of Lucy Redhead's death till I saw it in the papers—my solicitors, Walker and Twyford, applied to Mr. Tillett, and I went with them before him for a summons—it was refused because the case was pending, and we were to wait till that was over—after that we went to Mr. Knox, the Magistrate—I went with Mr. Ribton twice, I believe—Mr. Knox refused me the summons—I did not. afterwards threaten Mr. Tillett with a mandamus—Mr. Ribton did, I believe—it was then adjourned over from the first inquiry when Mr. Hay and I were ex
<lb/>amined, until after the trial at Westminster Hall—I was examined on oath at the trial, and so was Mrs. King—a sum of money has been paid in respect of that action—I forget what; it might be 155
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there was a great deal of money—I don't know how much—an execution was put in my house by Mrs. King—my solicitor paid the amount—he had the money—I was not at home all day—they were in and out of the house in about five minutes, I think, or something like that—I took away everything from Mrs. King's, except her wearing apparel—I took no linen whatever, or clothes—I realised about 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from the goods that were left in Clarendon-square—the furniture might have come away in three vans, but there was not a van load altogether—I afterwards got paid back a sum of 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. running from August to March—Mrs. King said she could not pay 27
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, and asked me whether I would allow her to pay 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and sometimes she paid 100. sometimes 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and sometimes nothing—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my writing—I did not get this last item of 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from her—I paid 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the court for her—there was a distress in her house—the execution creditor finding that I paid the money for her, abandoned it, and the court gave it up to me again—it was her debt, not mine—I did not make any other charge but the 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not charge her a guinea for the inventory—I stated before the Magistrate that I had not touched Mrs. King to strike her—after the action was tried I attended the adjourned hearing before the Magistrate, at the Marlborough-street, Police-court—I don't think I was examined on the second occasion;</p>
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<p>my men were, and they had been examined at the trial—I did not hear the Magistrate say he would give me no assistance at all—the girl on the sofa was a little thin girl—I have stated that the table was between me and the girl all the time—I was not in the room at any time without Mr. Hay, and the men being present—they were there from first to last—they followed up the stairs close behind me—Mrs. King said that evening that the furniture belonged to her daughter—I heard of that before about 12 o'clock, from a man named Dobbin, I believe—I did not know his name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-101" type="given" value="HARVEY PHILIP"/>HARVEY PHILIP HAY</persName> </hi>. On 3d March, I went with Mr. England to Mrs. King's house, in the Euston-road, with two other men—I accompanied Mr. England into the house, and up stairs into the room—the two men, I believe, were close after us—I did not see Mrs. King when I went in first—she came out from another room—I saw A girl sitting on the sofa at the far end of the room—I never left the room from the time I went in first with Mr. England till the goods came out—I never saw Mr. England strike Mrs. King, or any one else—he could not have struck her without my seeing it—I never saw him lay a hand on the girl—he could not have struck her without my seeing him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> There was a pretty considerable row in the place, was there not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I cannot say whether it was a boy or a girl who opened the door—I heard Mr. England speak to the girl on the sofa—I think that was before Mrs. King came in from the other room—I heard the girl say she was Mrs. King's servant—Mr. England asked where Mrs. King was, and it was after that Mrs. King appeared, I think—I have not known Mrs. King for any time—I have described the place as like a Bedlam—the children were roaring and screaming, and Mrs. King was screaming, and said she would lose her life before the things should go out—she stood with her back against the door—Lucy Redhead was not close to her at that time—she was reasoned with to come away from the door, as the determination was to take away the goods, and she then slipped down against the door and said, "No; I shan't"—I did not hear "Murder" called—I do not remember Mrs. King crying "Murder"—Mr. England led her away from the door—I did not hear Lucy Redhead scream out, "You are murdering my mistress"—she was at the door waiting to go out when Mrs. King was on the ground—the girl was not nearer than four feet to Mr. England, in my opinion—she never interfered in any way—she afterwards said that her mistress was dying, or was going to faint—Mr. England never touched her—I was in the room before the policeman came—I went there at first, and was there all the time—I did not see Mrs. Ward or her son go out of the house before I went in—I never left the house till the goods were all out—I attested the bill of sale—of course I did not do it for nothing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-102" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I live at Seymour-street, and am a carman—I went with Mr. England and Mr. Hay to a house in the Euston-road on 3d March, between 6 and 7 in the evening—I followed up stairs behind them into the room—Mrs. King was not in the room at first, and she came out from another room—the things were removed—I was in the room the whole time—I did not see Mr. England strike Mrs. King—he could not have struck her without my seeing him—I saw a servant there, standing at the further end of the table by the fire-place, at first—I did not see Mr. England strike her, and did not see her fall against the table—he could not have struck her a blow without my seeing him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you examined at the trial at Westminster?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not see any one leave the front door of the house before I</p>
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<p>went up stairs—I assisted in removing the things—we fetched one load each down before she sent for a policeman—I can't tell you what happened up stairs when I was down—all I say is that there was no blow struck while I was in the room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long were you taking that load down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About two minutes, and after that I was in the room all the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you in the room when Mrs. King fell down?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; she slid down—that was after I had taken the load down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-103" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ENGLEFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a carman—on 3d March, between 6 and 7, I went with Mr. England, and the others, to Mrs. King's house in the Euston-road—Mr. England and Mr. Hay went into the house, and I went up with them and Robinson—I went into the room close after them—Mrs. King just came out of the back room as I got into the other room—I was there the whole time—during that time I did not see Mr. England strike Mrs. King or the servant, who was there—he could not have done it without my seeing him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see who went out of the room with the first lot of goods?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do not know—I should not like to say which of us it was who went down—no one left the room to go down till after the police
<lb/>man came—I did not see Mrs. King on the floor at all—I saw Mr. England try to lead her away from the door—I did not see her fall to the ground, or see Mr. England lift her up—I was there all the time, and so was Robinson—he did not leave with any goods before the policeman came—Mr. Hay did not leave—we all four stayed in the room till the policeman came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-104" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRADFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 77). I was sent for on 3d March, to this house in the Euston-road—I saw Mrs. King—she said there were some men come there to take away the goods unlawfully, and wished me to see to it, and turn them out—Mr. Hay showed me the bill of sale, and I declined to interfere, and went away—Mrs. King did not at any time while I was there complain of having been assaulted, nor did she complain of Mr. England having assaulted the servant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe Mrs. King was very excited about their taking the things?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; at that time nothing had been removed—I only found Mr. England and Mr. Hay in the room when I arrived—the the children were not there—Mrs. King was on the landing, outside the room, and the servant called me from the street—I do not know whether it was Lucy Redhead, or Mrs. Ward's servant who called me—I saw some one at the door as I came down stairs—I don't know whether it was Mrs. Ward—I was only there about five minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where were the two carmen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> They were outside in the garden, I believe, at the time I was called in—no complaint of assault was made by anybody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-105" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant at the Northumberland Ward, Mid
<lb/>dlesex Hospital—I remember Lucy Redhead coming there in March—I attended to her from the time she was admitted till she died—I found no mark of any blow upon her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you look for it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not; I did not expect to see anything—her relations visited her—I was not present at the interviews—I never heard about any blow until the Inquest.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did she ever complain of having received a blow to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I gave her all her medicines—she came on 17th March and died on 21st.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was she treated for?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Diseased heart and</p>
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<p>inflammation of the lungs—I applied ointment to her cheat and different things that the doctor ordered for the inflammation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-106" type="given" value="RUTH"/>RUTH WARD</persName> </hi>. I keep the house, 78, Euston-road—I knew nothing of Mrs. King before 3d March, when she took some apartments on the first-floor—the servant, Lucy Redhead, and some of the children came with some goods on the 2d, and slept there that night—I have a servant named Elizabeth Gallop—on the evening of 3d March, I saw a van come up to the door, heard a knock, and saw Mr. England—no one was with him—I saw my servant open the door—I did not hear what was said—he followed the servant up stairs immediately—I was in the parlour at the time—the door was a little open—I could see the persons who went up stairs—no one went up stairs besides my servant and Mr. England—I heard him go into Mrs. King's room—my servant came down to me—I heard the children screaming; they called "Murder"—I then went out into the passage and saw Lucy Redhead coming down stairs—she staggered down, keeping hold of the bannisters as if she was afraid she should fall—she put her hand to her chest, over her heart—she went along the passage, keeping hold of the side, and went out of the front door and took hold of the railings—I did not see where she went then—I then left the house—I saw some men in the garden as I went out—there was Mr. Hay and two other men—I did not know Mr. Hay before—I did not speak to either of them—I went to look for a policeman and came back with one—I saw Mrs. King then, part of the way down stairs—everything was taken away—I noticed Mrs. King's arm that night, it was bruised, quite black—she made a complaint.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Mrs. King did not tell you that her things had been seized by the landlord, but that she had let her house furnished, and these were some of the things they did not require, did she not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I believe she said so when she first came—my son was in the parlour with me—I did not notice where the three men were when I came back with the policeman—they had not been-up stairs before I went out—it all occurred in a few minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-107" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH GALLOP</persName> </hi>. I am the servant of Mrs. Ward—on 3d March, a van came up to the door—I opened the door, and saw Mr. England—there was no one with him—he asked if Mrs. King was at home—I went up stairs to the first floor before him, and knocked at the door, and asked if Mrs. King was in—the servant, Lucy Redhead, said "No, she wag not"—Mr. England pushed by me and said, "Some one is at home," and went into the room—I then came down stairs—a little girl or boy came out soon after—no one followed Mr. England at all—I did not meet any men coming up stairs—there were some men at the gate at the bottom—Mr. Hay and two other men—I heard the children screaming "Murder"—not the child that came out first, the other two who were left in the room—I stood at the parlour door, and Mrs. Ward went for a policeman—I saw Lucy Redhead coming down stairs holding by the banisters, and with one hand to her chest—she went to the gate—I saw my mistress leave the house, and then Mr. Hay and the two men went up stairs—I saw a policeman come—one of the men spoke to him, he had just come down stairs with two chairs—I saw Mrs. King's arm that evening, and the next day too, it was all black and blue—Lucy Redhead seemed very well in the previous part of the day, before she came down stairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say that Mr. Hay and the other two went up while Mrs. Ward was away?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; and when she came back with the</p>
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<p>policeman the two men were coming down stairs and Mr. Hay was up in the room—they went up behind one another—Mr. England did not go up with them—I was at the parlour door the whole time, till the goods were taken away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-108" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-108" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY WARD</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Mr. Ward, and Mrs. Ward's step
<lb/>son, I live with her—on Tuesday evening, 3d March, I saw Mr. England on the staircase—I was in the room above the first floor, and I came down on to the landing—no man went into the room with Mr. England—I saw him go in, and when the children shouted "Murder" I went for a policeman—I should have seen if any one had entered the room—I saw Lucy Redhead come down the staircase—she held the banister with one hand, and had one hand to her chest—I then went out for a policeman, and saw Mr. Hay in the garden in front of the house, and two men with a van at the bottom of the garden—I afterwards returned—I am quite sure that before I left the house, no one had gone up but Mr. England—I did not see any marks on Mrs. King's arm—I saw her eye.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you on the stairs the whole time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was in the parlour at the beginning—I saw Mr. England go into the room—I did not see him go up stairs—I saw him in the passage, then I shut the parlour door, and then when I heard the servant knocking at the door asking for Mrs. King, I went up stairs and saw him just opening the door to go in—I did not go into the room at all—I stayed on the stairs—I did not hear much of the conversation—I went for a policeman as soon as I heard the screams—I did not see my mother go for a policeman—I saw Lucy Redhead standing against the door—I came down the stairs behind her—I brought a policeman, and another had got there before me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">pointing to his chest</hi>), and said, "Take that," and she fell against a box—Mary then came up to the door and said, "Oh! you will kill my mistress" and Mr. England hit her here (
<hi rend="italic">in the chest</hi>), and she fell up against the table—my mother told me to run down for a policeman, which I did, and saw the two men and Mr. Hay coming up the stairs—I know Mr. Hay, he was not in the room when this push was given by Mr. England to my mother, or Lucy Redhead—I had screamed out "Murder" before I went down—up to that time Mr. Hay and the other two men had not been in the room.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you recollect being examined before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I gave a statement to Mr. Powell, the solicitor, before that—I can't say how long—he asked me whether anybody else was in the room with Mr. England, and I said, "No"—I am sure of that—I was not told I was to be here till I was fetched to-day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Were you afterwards examined as a witness at West
<lb/>minister, on the trial?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I gave my evidence there—the counsel on the other side did not ask me a single question—I was in the room about three minutes after Mr. England came, before I went away—during that time there was nobody there but Mr. England.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-111" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET WOOTTON</persName> </hi>. I am Mrs. King's niece—my mother was her sister, she died on 20th October last, and since that time I have been living with Mrs. King—we went from Clarendon-square to 78, Euston-road to live—the second day we were there, I saw Mr. England about 6 o'clock in the evening—I was washing myself in the front room on the first floor—our servant opened the door for him—she was called "Mary;" her name was Lucy Redhead—he asked if Mrs. King was at home, and Mary said, "No, sir"—he said, "Some one is at home," and he pushed in at the door, and my aunt came out of the bed-room—at that time no other man had come into the room—my aunt told my cousin Ambrose and myself to go for Mr. Dobbin, and we went directly—Mr. England was then the only stranger in the room—as I went out, I saw Mr. Hay with two men at the bottom of the garden.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-112" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. My father is the landlord of the house in Clarendon-square—two or three days after Mrs. King left that house, I saw her at Mr. Dobbin's office—I do not know the time—I cannot say how long ago it was after the distress.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DOBBIN</hi>. I am an agent, appointed by Mr. Knight, to collect the rents of his property—I remember handing over some goods which had been condemned in a distress to Mrs. Knight's daughters—that was on that same day that they removed to 78, Euston-road—I saw Mrs. King a day or two after that—it was before the 7th—I saw some marks on her—her left arm appeared to have been much blacked.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-113" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN TUBBETT</persName> </hi>. I am beadle of Marylebone parish, and summoning officer to Dr. Lankester—I left this summons with Mr. England, two days prior to the inquest—I told him it was a summons to attend an inquest at Middlesex Hospital, with reference to the death of a person named Lucy Redhead—he told me he could not attend for 50, 000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., that he was going to the Divorce Court, which was a superior, court to the Coroner's—I said, "Mind t have given you notice to attend."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. WARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What part of the arm were the bruises?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On the fleshy part; between the shoulder and the elbow.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1863.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lord Chief Baron Pollock.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Were you not always swearing at me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never; I had no cause to do so—when I begged for mercy she said, yes, she would give me mercy when she had my life—I have been lying, at home ill for six weeks.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-116" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MERRYSHAW</persName> </hi>. I am a decorator of 11, Shouldham-street—about a quarter-past 12, on the night of 31st May, I was standing at my door—I heard cries, and went to the spot—I saw the prosecutrix saturated with blood—I picked her up, and carried her to Mr. Danford's—she gave me a knife—I gave it again into her hands—I cannot speak to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-117" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer of 96, East-street—I was in Shouldham-street on the night of 31st May, and saw the prisoner hit the prosecutrix—they struggled together and fell against a street door, and fell into the passage, the prisoner on the top—I pulled her out of the passage into the street, and detained her till the police came—the prosecutrix was lying underneath the prisoner with her things very bloody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-118" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ALCOCK</persName> </hi>. I was shutting up a shop in Shouldham-street on the night in question, and heard cries of "murder"—I went and found the pri
<lb/>soner and prosecutrix struggling together in the passage of 34, Shouldham-street—I helped to pull the prisoner off—the prosecutrix was covered with blood—she had the knife—I think the prisoner was sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the Third Count</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-123" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH NEALE</persName> </hi>. I am housemaid at 6, Lowndes-square—the prisoner was kitchen-maid there for about two months—on Thursday, 21st May, she complained to me of being ill—she did her work up to 12 o'clock—about 4 o'clock I went up to her room, and found her ill—she told me she was very poorly, but hoped she would be better soon, and I left her—she said her courses had stopped for some time, and she thought they were coming on—she afterwards called me up again—I then saw what was the case, and went down to the housekeeper—I remained with her all night, and next morning the housekeeper sent for the doctor—I was present when he found the body of a child in a small box—it was locked—the prisoner told me where the key was, and the doctor opened it—I Have seen the prisoner with a razor—she used it for cutting her corns.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-124" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DICKENSON</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon of 33, Sloane-street—on 22d May, about half-past 12 in the day, I was sent for, and found the prisoner in bed, suffering from a flooding—I prescribed for her, and saw her again next day—I examined her, and found she had been delivered of a child—I looked about the room, and ultimately found the dead body of a female child in the box—it was apparently a full-grown child—it was wrapped up in some clothes—its throat was cut on the left side, extending right through the bones of the spine—all the vessels and nerves were cut through—at that early age there would be very little resistance of the vessels—I sent for the police, and on the following day made a post mortem examination of the body—in my judgment respiration had been fully established in the child—respiration might be accomplished before the child was entirely produced—I should say the wound had been inflicted before death—the flesh would present a different appearance if the wound was inflicted after death—the umbilical cord was broken—I cannot say whether the wound had been in
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was not your question to her, "How could you cut your child's throat?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Those might have been the words.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-129" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-129" type="surname" value="WARNER"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-129" type="given" value="ROSA ANNA"/>ROSA ANNA WARNER</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife—in consequence of what Day told me I went to the stable about half-past 2—the cows were then safe—I went again about 4 or half-past, and they were gone, and the stable unlocked—I know the prisoners by sight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had seen Parr, I believe, coming to see Walkins?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, as a friend.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-130" type="surname" value="FAREY"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS FAREY</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher at the New Cattle Market and at Bow—on 30th June I saw the prisoners—Parr told me there were four cows for sale at Fox and Knot-yard—I went there with the prisoners and saw them—the girl was then in the yard—we went back to the Ram Inn, and Walkins sold me the four cows for 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—Parr said Walkins was the owner of the cows—the cows are about fourteen years old each—13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was their full value.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Which of the prisoners told you where the cows were?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I really cannot tell, they were both together—I bought them of Walkins—he appeared to manage the whole matter—Parr had been in my employment for a week—all he did was to say that he knew where four cows were to be sold—I bargained with Walkins and paid him the money—Walkins said they were his cows, and Parr said so too—my foreman paid for them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-131" type="surname" value="ALLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-131" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ALLEY</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Farey—I went with a drover named Morgan to Fox and Knot-yard, and saw Walkins—Parr was not present then—I saw him perhaps a quarter of an hour afterwards, after the business was transacted—he was in the public-house having a glass of beer with Walkins—I paid the money to Walkins, and he gave me this receipt—Parr was not present when that was given.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE EDWIN TUNNICLIFFE WARNER</hi>. I saw my cows in Mr. Farey's possession—they might be about eight or nine years old—they cost me 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I would not take 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-132" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-132" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN ADAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 214). I went to Reading with a warrant to apprehend the prisoners—I found them there in custody—I told them the charge—Parr said they could not hurt him for that—Walkins said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-133" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-133" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-133" type="given" value="LAMPREY"/>LAMPREY CLARKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 240). I assisted in bringing the prisoners from Reading—on the road Parr said he had never been into Mr. Farey's, or into Fox and Knot-court, and what he had to do with the cows was simply going down to Reading with Walkins.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-134" type="surname" value="HERNAMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-134" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HERNAMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector of Reading</hi>). I searched the prisoners—on Parr was found 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on Walkins 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PARR</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18630713-887-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18630713-887-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-887-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners were further charged with having been before convicted, Walkins at the Middlesex Sessions, in February</hi>, 1857,
<hi rend="italic">of larceny as servant. Sentence, Four Months, and Parr on two occasions, once at Reading, in February</hi>, 1854,
<hi rend="italic">sentence Four Years' Penal Servitude; and again on</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">February</hi>, 1862,
<hi rend="italic">of Larceny, Sentence One Month. To this part of the charge they</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18630713-887-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-887-18630713 t18630713-887-punishment-28"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLEN ROBINSON</hi> (27)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def2-888-18630713" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-888-18630713" type="age" value="28"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA DAVIS</hi> (28)</persName>
<rs id="t18630713-888-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18630713-888-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery on
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630713-888-offence-1 t18630713-name-137"/>Robert Smith</persName>, and stealing 1 watch, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DICKIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-138" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-138" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am mate of the Ann lying at Limehouse-wharf, Ratcliffe—about 1 o'clock, on the morning of 11th Jane, I was walking down a street in Ratcliffe, towards my ship, and met the prisoners—Robin
<lb/>son asked me to treat them—I said I had got no money to treat them—I turned myself round and was walking away, and I got a severe blow from a fist, and was knocked down—I felt them take my watch from my pocket—the chain broke—I seized one by the arm and one by the shawl, and she got away and left her shawl in my hand—a policeman came up, and asked me to look in my waistcoat-pocket—I did so, and found my watch had been put back—it was rather dark where I was knocked down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who was it took your watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know which of them took it; Robinson put it back—I was quite sober—I had not been to a public-house that night—I did not run after the other woman; the policeman did—they did not walk with me two yards—I have not said it was the little woman that took my watch—this is my signature to my deposition. (This stated, "The watch was taken by the little one.") I can't say for a truth which took it, for I was half-stunned with the blow, and was bleeding terribly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-139" type="surname" value="HAYNES"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-139" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAYNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 258). On the morning of 11th June, a little past 1, I saw the prosecutor in the Broad-street, Ratcliffe—he was just rising on his legs, holding the prisoner Robinson, and she had hold of him, and I saw her put the watch into his waistcoat-pocket—he had a shawl in his hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How far were you from the spot when you spoke to the prosecutor about his watch?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was before we removed from the spot; I said, "What is that she has put into your pocket?"—he pulled it out, and said, "It looks like my watch, but it is broken if it is"—he looked at it again at the station, and found that it was his.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630713-888-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-888-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18630713-888-punishment-29" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18630713-888-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-888-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-888-18630713 t18630713-888-punishment-29"/>Confined Six Months</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18630713-888-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18630713-888-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-888-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1863.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wightman.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID CHARLES LLOYD</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">alias
<rs id="t18630713-alias-1" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-889-18630713 t18630713-alias-1"/> James Oliver</rs> </hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18630713-889-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-889-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a deed of assignment, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SERJEANT BALLANTINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-141" type="surname" value="CHALLONER"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN SADLER"/>JOHN SADLER CHALLONER</persName> </hi>. I am a share-broker, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne—the prisoner was my clerk—he left about 25th January—I had then a customer named James Oliver, who was at that time in Newcastle, and I purchased for him about 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of shares in the North Eastern Ber
<lb/>wick Stock—the prisoner had left me at that time, but he had an oppor
<lb/>tunity of getting into my office when I was laid up—these two letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are in his writing; they are signed George Oliver, but his real name is Charles David Lloyd—I believe these three transfers (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to be in his writing, but do not swear to them, as it is an imitation of Mr.</p>
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<p>Oliver's writing, but there are certain characters by which I know it—I only speak to it as far as my belief goes—I believe the signature to this statutory declaration to be the prisoner's writing; it is not his usual writing, but I can see a similarity, although it is disfigured—I have no hesitation in saying that the signature to these letters is the prisoner's. (
<hi rend="italic">The first letter was dated</hi> 46,
<hi rend="italic">Woburn-place, Russell-square</hi>, 12
<hi rend="italic">th May</hi>, 1863,
<hi rend="italic">to Mr. Cleghorn, and signed James Oliver, stating that he had removed to that address, and re
<lb/>questing that it might he placed upon the Company's books that in the hurry of removing he had lost the receipt of his Berwick shares, and requiring a form of declaration to he sent to his office, as he was about to go to Liverpool; the next letter stated that he had received the declaration, and wished to sell the shares through Messrs. Huggins and Rowsell, the brokers</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-142" type="surname" value="OLIVER"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-142" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES OLIVER</persName> </hi>. I am a private gentleman, and life at 22, Gloucester-terrace, Church-lane, Kensington—these papers are not in my writing—I never authorised the prisoner or any one else to sign my name to either of them—they are a very good imitation, particularly this one—here is my genuine signature to the certificate I received—that, I suppose, would be in Mr. Challoner's office for some time—I do not reside at Woburn-place—I did not authorise the shares to be sold, and never saw the prisoner in my life till he was at the police-court—I am still the proprietor of the 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. stock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-143" type="surname" value="DEVALL"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-143" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DEVALL</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant, and live at Stratford—I put an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, which led me to see the prisoner in the early part of May, and I engaged myself as his clerk, at a salary of 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year, but the first quarter had not elapsed before this—he directed me to call for his letters at 46, Woburn-place, and I got a letter on three different occasions, which I delivered to him—I think it was on 14th, 15th, and 20th May.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> In addition to your communication with me, had you not an interview with a person named Crompton?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he did not represent himself as your partner in a shipping agency—you sent me by letter an ad
<lb/>vertisement to insert, signed 0. & C., the joint initials of yourself and Crompton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-144" type="surname" value="CLEGHORN"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-144" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLEGHORN</persName> </hi>. I am Secretary to the North Eastern Railway Co., and live at York—on 14th May, I received this letter at York—I ordered an answer to be written to it the same day, which I signed, and sent back into the office to be posted—on 15th May I received this letter marked "B," which I also answered, and sent up this form of declaration, which was made out in my office—it was afterwards returned to me in this envelope (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—these coupons were sent from my office by a clerk in the usual way—I know that they came out of my office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-145" type="surname" value="LATHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-145" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES LATHAM</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the solicitors conducting this prosecution—I served a notice on the prisoner a few days ago—this is a copy of it. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a notice to produce on the trial the letters to himself of</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> and 19
<hi rend="italic">th May, and the draft of the advertisement for a clerk.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-146" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-146" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the North Eastern Railway Office—after the receipt of this second letter, I was instructed to issue two more coupons—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are them; they are filled up in my writing, and signed 27th May—I did not direct the letter which enclosed them—I wrote the two letters to Oliver which Mr. Cleghorn signed—I did not post them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-147" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-147" type="given" value="THOMAS LEWIS"/>THOMAS LEWIS BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the North Eastern Railway Office—I was directed to send these coupons to Mr. Oliver, and, not being aware of the alleged change in his address, I directed my letter "James</p>
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<p>Oliver, Esq., 22, Gloucester-terrace, Church-lane, Kensington, London"—I received the coupons back again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-148" type="surname" value="OLIVER"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-148" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES OLIVER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) These two coupons reached me at 22, Gloucester-terrace, Church-lane, Kensington, and I returned them to the office with this letter, saying that I held the original coupons, and did not require duplicates—up to that time I did not know that any application had been made for other certificates.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-149" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-149" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Gloucester Hotel, Brighton—the prisoner was staying there in May, in the name of James Oliver, for about a fortnight before he was arrested—my name appears on these transfers as the attesting witness, but I did not sign it, as I told the prisoner I could not write, but I know the paper by this black ink mark here; I noticed it when the waiter gave it to me—I then took the papers to the bedroom-door, and gave them into the prisoner's hand—I saw then that they were not signed—I took up a pen and ink with me—there was nobody in the room with the prisoner, and I left the papers with him—I was called up again, received them, and gave them to a messenger in the coffee-room; the prisoner said that I was to apologize to Mr. Wilkinson for having kept them so long, but he could not see him then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> When you brought them up to me with a pen and ink, you asked if you were to wait while I signed them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You sent me down to the messenger to say that you would come and see him in a few minutes—you afterwards sent for me, and told me to apologize to Mr. Wilkinson for having kept them so long—my name is not on the transfer—I did not see you sign it because you closed the door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Are you sure these names were not signed before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I saw them blank as I took them up stairs, and when I took them down the wet black ink was on them—James Hamer is the coffee-room waiter—I cannot say whether this is his writing, as I cannot read.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18630713-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-150" type="surname" value="WILKINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILKINSON</persName> </hi>. I assist my father as a share-broker at Brighton—on 25th May, the prisoner called at the office—he was a perfect stranger—he gave us instructions to sell 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. North Eastern Berwick Stock, for immediate settlement, for money instead of for the settling day, and said that the coupons were in the railway office—he gave his address, James Oliver, 46, Woburn-place, and said that he was stopping at the Gloucester Hotel—Messrs. Huggins and Bowsell caused a telegram to be sent to the Company—they are our agents—they made out these transfers, and sent them to us—I took them to the Gloucester Hotel in blank, and waited while they were taken up stairs—I received them from the last witness as they are now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I was previously aware on what morning, and at what hour I should receive those transfers, was I not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> On what morning, but not at what hour—I recollect your saying that you were not an early man at getting up—I was kept considerably longer than was necessary for three signatures to be attached to a document.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-151" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HAWKER</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of police at the North Eastern Railway at York—from information I received, I proceeded to Brighton with Sergeant Clark on 2d June—I went to the Gloucester Hotel, and saw the prisoner in his bed-room—I asked him if his name was James Oliver—he said that it was—I asked him if he had been writing to Mr. Cleghorn, of York, respecting 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. North Eastern Berwick Stock—he said, "Yes"—I asked him if he was the holder of any Berwick stock—he said, "Yes; I am"—I said, "Did you ever reside in Kensington, Gloucester-terrace?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I very much doubt that, because I have been to</p>
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<p>Gloucester-terrace and have seen Mr. Oliver, who still resides there, and I have also seen the coupons which he now holds, and he has never autho
<lb/>rized any one to sell them, neither does he wish to sell them"—he said, "Indeed, that is very odd; there must be some great mistake; but, how
<lb/>ever, I can very soon clear that up"—I said, "Can you do so?"—he said, "Oh, dear, yes"—I said, "Well, to do so, you will have to go to London with me"—he said, "Very well, with pleasure"—Sergeant Clark took him in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-152" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a detective-sergeant of the London police—I accompanied Hawker, and took the prisoner in custody—I searched him, and found this contract note on him for 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. stock, and two three penny pieces—I also found a carpet-bag with his collars in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILKINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This contract note is in my writing—the money was not paid, as a stamp was necessary—610
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was the balance to be paid to the prisoner by us when we received it in due course of business—we receive these transfers from our agents in London—when signed, we send them back to our agents, who forward them to the railway company—the money would be paid after the registration—after they were found to be genuine, and the other certificates had been returned, the brokers in London would send the money to us.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-154" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM HUMPHREY</persName> </hi>. I am second clerk at Bow-street Police-court—the signature to this document is not in the writing of Mr. Henry, the Magistrate—I cannot say whether it has been sworn at Bow-street—we do not stamp declarations—there is a slight resemblance to Mr. Henry's writing, but he always signs his name very clear, and this is very thick, and here is
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. P</hi>. after it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I do not deny having written the two letters to the secretary, and am ashamed to say with a fraudulent intent, but there my crime ceases. An examination of the declaration will show that there is a marked difference in the writing of that and the letters; the words, "Bow-street, Police-court" are different; I delivered that paper to Crompton, who appears to have escaped, and he affixed these signatures, and placed the words "Bow-street there." With regard to the three deeds, I believe there is a question whether they are legally forgeries; Mr. Lewis has given it as his opinion, that the case resting on the transfers alone would not stand, and for that reason the charge of forging the declaration is brought before you; but although the transfers were carried up to my very bed-room door, I will show that they were not forged by me, for after sending the porter away from the door, I took the three documents to Crompton's bed-room, and he affixed the signatures; he is proved to be not an imaginary accom
<lb/>plice, but to have existed. If you will examine the signatures to the deeds and the declaration, you will see a marked difference between them and the letter to Mr. Cleghorn; of course they are somewhat similar; they are in
<lb/>tended to be; the reason is obvious.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-889-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630713-890-offence-1 t18630713-name-156"/>Charles Alfred Payne</persName>; she was also charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with a like offence.</rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-157" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA SPINNER</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 6, Alsop-place—the prisoner lived in the same house with her husband—they occupied the second floor back—on the night of 10th June, about 8 o'clock, I heard a crash at the back of the house—I went out and found the prisoner lying outside on the stones in her night-clothes—I had seen her between 5 and 6 o'clock, when</p>
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<p>she came down to fetch her little boy up to have his tea—his name was Charles Albert—he was two years and three months old—he was afterwards found dead—I raised an alarm, and the prisoner's husband came—she was carried into my front parlour, and laid upon the sofa—she did not speak, and I thought she was dead—she was insensible—a surgeon was sent for who came shortly afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLEIGH</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> While she was living with you did she always behave with great kindness and tenderness to the child?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; she was an affectionate mother and wife in every point—she is in the family-way now.</p>
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<persName id="t18630713-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18630713-name-158" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-158" type="surname" value="PAYNE"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-158" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am sister-in-law to the prisoner, and live at 8, Union-place—about half-past 8, on the night of 10th June, I went to 6, Alsop-place—my brother fetched me there—he is the prisoner's husband—I went up stairs with him to get some blankets—I took the child out of the bed, and then saw a wound in his throat—I dropped him, and screamed—he was dead—his throat was completely open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you recollect her being confined with her first child?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; this was the first; she has not had one since—she was in a very low and depressed state during her pregnancy—I saw her on the Sunday previous to this, and she appeared very low-spirited—she had, I believe, a particular horror of knives and razors—she has always been the fondest of mothers to this child.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that you believe she had a horror of knives and razors, how do you know it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From a person who lived in the house—I never heard the prisoner express that horror.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SEDGWICK</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of Park-place—on the evening of June 10th, I was called to 6, Alsop-place, and found the prisoner lying on the sofa in the front parlour, totally insensible—I examined her carefully all over to ascertain whether any of her bones were broken by her fall—she had received severe injuries on both legs, but no bones were broken; also injuries on the arm, and slightly on the head—she continued insensible seven or eight minutes after my arrival, and I directed treatment, under the in
<lb/>fluence of which she revived—I then inquired how she met with the injuries—she said that she had fallen off the doorstep on to the paving-stones, and injured herself—I asked her if she knew anything with regard to her child being dead—in the first instance she did not appear to know that it was dead, but afterwards she muttered something about having killed it, though she was rather incoherent—she had no recollection of having fallen or thrown herself from the window—she was sufficiently sensible to recollect antece
<lb/>dent facts, but she did not recollect the attempt made by cutting her own throat, or the attempt made by swallowing laudanum—as soon as she was sufficiently recovered to be left, I went up to the second floor back room—I found the bed-clothes thrown down to the foot of the bed, and the body of the child lying on the side of the bed, with its throat cut completely across, and a pool of clotted blood in the centre of the bed—the body was warm, but the extremities had got cold—the wound had been recently inflicted—I sent information to the police; a constable came, and I saw him pick up a common table-knife, which had blood on it, but it appeared to have been wiped, and we found the paper that it was wiped with—I went to the open window, and noticed that a small flower-pot, on one side of it, had been overset—we then went down to the back yard, and saw three little patches of blood on the paving stones—I returned home shortly afterwards, and sent the prisoner some medicine—there was no apparent evidence of her having taken</p>
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<p>laudanum, or other narcotic poison, but a bason was brought to me by the constable which was analyzed, and found to contain laudanum—I returned at half-past 10, when the prisoner informed me that she had been for some time past in a very low and depressed state of mind—all the information I obtained was elicited from questions put to her—she said there was no cause which she could tell me of why she was so depressed—her husband was in permanent work, and a good husband, but that she had been in a very low state of mind during her first pregnancy, and was now four months gone in the family-way—I asked her where she had obtained any laudanum; she said that she had two-pennyworth of one, another two-pennyworth from another chemist, Mr. Greenish, and had called on a third chemist, and could only get one pennyworth from him—she said that her child was with her at the time—she had taken him out with her in the afternoon, and returned with him to her lodging, and left him down stairs at play with the landlord's children—that she felt ill and depressed, and afterwards called the child up from below before she went to bed—both she and the child were undressed—she said that the child was out with her all of the time—she had no recollection at any period of throwing herself from the window, nor did she repeat the observation about falling off the doorstep—there is scarcely any doorstep, not anything which would injure her by a fall.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was there any mark on her throat?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There was a slight mark of a knife having been drawn round her throat, bat it did not extend through the skin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> It was not deep, was it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was very super
<lb/>ficial, but quite recent—laudanum has not only a narcotic effect, but it will produce something analogous to insanity—pregnant women are sometimes in a morbid or deranged state of mind, lasting only during pregnancy, and recovering themselves afterwards—the prisoner is four months gone—there are, no doubt, cases recorded in which persons in that condition have inflicted deadly acts, on persons most near and dear to them—the low, depressed con
<lb/>dition, which has been deposed to as having existed in the former and the present pregnancy, would be indicative of that state of mind.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You say that laudanum will produce something analo
<lb/>gous to insanity, does not that depend on the condition of the person who has taken the laudanum?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It depends upon whether it enters the system—it would disturb some persons' minds, but not others—there is no evidence that the laudanum had entered the prisoner's system—it was re
<lb/>jected from the stomach immediately, and not absorbed, which is indicative of previous delirium in the patient.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-160" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HAMMETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I have heard all Sedgwick's evidence, and confirm it—I told the prisoner she must consider herself in custody on a charge of causing the death of her child—she made no reply at first, but afterwards she said, "I know what I have done; I have killed my darling; I do not know what made me do it; I must have been mad"—she said that she had taken the poison first, and thrown herself from the window after
<lb/>wards—she said several times, "Where is Charley?"—I searched the bed-room, and found a bottle and glass on the table, and on a small table a washhand-bason containing vomit, I took them to Mr. Sedgwick—the second
<lb/>floor window is twenty-four or twenty-six feet high.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-161" type="surname" value="WILTSHIRE"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-161" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN WILTSHIRE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Francis Wiltshire, a coach-painter—we lived for several years in the same house with the prisoner—I remember her giving birth to the child—previous to its birth she frequently came to me</p>
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<p>trembling, and said that she was in such dreadful low spirits, and asked to sit down—I said, "What is the matter?" and she said, "Nothing"—her husband was kind and affectionate, and in good work—she was in the family-way another time, and miscarried—she was then in such a terribly depressed state that they sent her to the country—she recovered her spirits after the miscarriage—at other times, when she was not in the family-way, she appeared like ordinary people—during her present pregnancy she has been in the same low state, but I have not seen so much of her—she could not bear the sight of knives and sharp instruments—I have even seen her look them away—she has always been a most affectionate and kind mother to the child.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did she come to you in low spirits several times?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> More than once; perhaps once a week during her pregnancy.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. CLARK</hi>. I am a widow, and am the prisoner's mother—I live in David-street, Marylebone—she frequently complained to me during her pregnancy, of depression and lowness of spirits, which there was no cause for—when the child was born she was as usual—just before this happened she was in the same depressed state as when pregnant the first time—there was nothing to account for it—she will be twenty-two years old next August.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-162" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>MISS CAROLINE BLUNT</persName> </hi>. I live in Upper Gloucester-street—I exert myself among the humbler classes for the Rev. Mr. Reed—the prisoner was consump
<lb/>tive, and has complained to me of being depressed—there was no cause for it—she was a most devoted wife, mother, and daughter—in consequence of that depression of spirits, I caused her to be sent out of town twice.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-163" type="given" value="MARY"/>MISS MARY ANSON</persName> </hi>. I interest myself among the poor, and have known the prisoner for years—she always appeared to me to be very depressed and desponding without any reason at all—she always appeared extremely fond of her husband and child—I assisted in sanding her out of town at one time in consequence of her extreme depression.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-164" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18630713-name-164" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CLARK</persName> </hi>. I live in David-street, Marylebone—the prisoner is my sister—I have noticed since she has been married that she has been at parti
<lb/>cular times in a very low, depressed state—I have noticed her crying at times, and being very low in spirits—there were no domestic annoyances to account for that—often when I have been shaving of an evening, she has seen me with a razor in my hand, and has said, "Oh, brother!" and rushed out of the room, and she has come into our room, and asked us to let her remain while her husband was shaving.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-165" type="given" value="JOHN ROLAND"/>JOHN ROLAND GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to the goal of Newgate—I have heard the evidence given to-day—it is the fact that when women are pregnant, they are much more subject to depression—that morbid state of mind is sometimes suddenly developed into a state of insanity, and they destroy the nearest and dearest to them—I have seen the prisoner, and in my opinion this act was committed in a paroxysm of insanity.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ABBOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger of the Court of Bankruptcy—I produce the proceedings in the defendant's bankruptcy, on his own petition: the date of the adjudication is 2d September, 1862; the last examination is 19th March, when it was adjourned
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-168" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR LETELLIER</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with my brother in Old-street, St. Luke's, as veneer merchants—I have known the prisoner some time, and had business transactions with him—in June last year he owed us about 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—in June, July, and August that year I supplied him with goods amount
<lb/>ing to between 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the last goods were supplied on 20th August; they were five walnut veneered table-tops, value 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—at the time we supplied them, we were holding a dishonoured acceptance of his for 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it was dishonoured on 18th June—we have taken proceedings against him in an action to recover that—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a copy of the writ I issued—it is dated 18th August—I went to his pre
<lb/>mises about 29th or 30th of August—there were some walnut planks, deal planks, and mahogany veneers in an unmanufactured state: some unfinished loo tables, and three or four cabinet-makers' working benches, with the screws and necessary apparatus for working them—I put the value of the property I saw there at between 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., it was 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at all events—I went again, two days before the bankruptcy I think—I appeared at the different examinations at the Bankruptcy Court—on 20th August the defendant owed me some money, and said that he would give me 20
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You had a judgment against him I suppose, at the time you let him have these goods?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I had confi
<lb/>dence in him—I sued him on 1st September.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-169" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN AUTOT</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet-maker at 47, Huntingdon-street, Kingsland-road—I was in the defendant's employ at the time of the bankruptcy—an officer was put in on 1st September—there was a van at the door, and some goods were put into it, by a man the defendant employed—I saw 4 maho
<lb/>gany boards, 8 deal planks, 4 leaves of half-inch walnut, 12 coffee-table tops, 2 loo tables unfinished, 15 or 16 hand-screws, apparatus for laying the tops with, for pressure on the veneers, and 2 benches; put into the cart—the defendant then told me to take them to Mr. Slaney, a publican and cabinet-maker, at Brett's-buildings, and say that I had brought the things from Mr. Victor—I went with the carman to Mr. Slaney's, and the goods were packed on his premises—the half-inch walnut plank which was taken away in the van, was bought of Mr. LeTellier—I told Slaney I had brought the things from Mr. Victor—he said, "All right"—I remember that the defendant used to deal with Mr. LeTellier—two or three days afterwards I told the defendant that I had taken the goods to Mr. Slaney—about 4th December, a messenger came from the Bankruptcy Court, and I saw him making notes in a book—the messenger said to the defendant, "Is that all you have got?" he said, "Yes, that is all I have"—a fortnight after, he gave me a sovereign, and told me to go to Mr. Slaney's, and bring those things back again—I went, and Mr. Slaney did not seem inclined to let me have them, but I gave him the sovereign, got the goods, and took them back to the place I brought them from—I told the defendant that Mr. Slaney was rather dubious in let
<lb/>ting him have the things, but that when I said I had got a sovereign for them, he said that it was all right—some of the goods were finished, some unfinished—the defendant bought material and sold it too.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not you think there was something wrong.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but I did not want to know about it—I might have told the messen
<lb/>ger there were things somewhere else, but I did not know but what he had sold them—it was a long time after I took the things back, that I first told anybody about this—I discharged myself—the defendant never said that I was robbing him—I told this to Mr. Le Tellier, after I was discharged—it</p>
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<p>never entered ray head before, to mention it to any one—I only made a note of it in my head—I had taken out goods a month or two before, but only to Mr. Slaney—they were finished goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-170" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SLANEY</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet manufacturer, of 1, Brett's-buildings, and a timber merchant, and licensed victualler—I have a timber yard at Queen-street—on 1st September, Autot brought me some goods—I made this memorandum of them at the time (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) it is all my writing except the signature—there were 4 boards of Honduras, 8 coffee-table tops, 2 bench boards, and 4 walnut quartern, 7 pine planks, and 1 bench—it was the col
<lb/>lection out of a little cabinet-maker's shop—I saw the apparatus for veneer
<lb/>ing, and there was a common bench with deal screws, worth about 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I gave 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them, and gave the defendant a cheque for the money, which he got changed by a publican—It was presented at the bank torn in two pieces, therefore they referred the gentleman who brought it to me, to get a new one, but instead of that, I gave him the money—I do not know whether I tore the cheque up—I was not repaid the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. afterwards—I sold them for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and delivered them to a man named Jack, who came for them and gave me a sovereign; 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. having been paid to my son in my absence—this was seven or eight weeks after I purchased them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Who was the purchaser?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The bankrupt came to me seven or eight weeks after I purchased them, and said that he had got a friend who would purchase the goods—I wanted 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them, he offered me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I would not take it, and he left, but next morning he sent the money—I delivered all that I received, as far as I recollect—4 quarter pieces were left behind, but Jack came for them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you give the full value for them.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the bankrupt wanted 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them, I gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you been acquainted with Victor?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I have had numerous transactions with him, but have never been to his place—I must have seen him once between my getting the goods, and returning them, and I may have two or three times—I did not know about the bank
<lb/>ruptcy, or I should not have purchased them—I knew of it two or three weeks afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-171" type="given" value="RENE"/>RENE MONPION</persName> </hi>. I am a coach builder of Nichol-square, Hackney-road—I have known the defendant about five years as a cabinet-maker: ever since he has been in this country—on, I think, 15th August, I purchased of him some walnut planks, and veneers unfinished—he gave me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) I never bought anything else of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you pressing him for money due to you, at the time of the purchase.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he owed me a few pounds—I paid the whole amount of this purchase in gold and bank-notes, and after I had paid him, he paid me 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I also applied to him to pay 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to another per
<lb/>son then present and he paid him—he paid me 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of the transaction, not more—it was money which I had lent him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN AUTOT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was the value of the goods you took to Slaney.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I should think 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—after I had cleared them away from Slaney's, there were 4 half-inch leaves of walnut left, value 21
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEST</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do you not know that the bankrupt's friends purchased some of the goods from the bankruptcy.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; but they were only rubbish.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What was paid?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I paid it myself—there was only a lot of rubbish left on my master's premises—the whole of the things left, were sold by the bankrupt's permission, to his friends.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1863.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH FIELD</hi> (21)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18630713-892-offence-1 t18630713-name-173"/>Mary Kirby</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-174" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY KIRBY</persName> </hi>. I reside at Ruyslip, North wood—on Wednesday night, ✗0th June, my house was fastened up and made secure, between ten and eleven o'clock—my sister and I were the only inmates—my sister is afflicted and generally unwell—about half-past twelve I was going to her bedroom and I heard the breaking of a window—I threw up my window, looked out, and gave an alarm—I did not see any one—shortly after that I heard another crash, upon that, I ran down stairs, and went out at the front door into the garden, and the door closed after me—there were some cottages at the bot
<lb/>tom of the garden, and I called to the inmates to come and assist me—I waited there some time, and three of them came up with me—one of those was the prisoner's father—the prisoner had lived in my service—one of them got through the window over the porch that had two panes broken and one cracked—on entering the sitting-room, we found it very much disordered—a table turned over and different things on the floor—we then went into the dining-room, but we did not see anything there at that time—we went up stairs, and in my bedroom there were three chairs overturned, the look
<lb/>ing glass drawn to the edge of the table, and the counterpane and the curtains very much soiled—I had money which I kept in the drawers in my bed-room—that had not been disturbed—we then came down and went up again, and on coming down the second time, we heard some one breathe in the dining-room—a person named Tyler, went in and found the prisoner there—I saw him myself in the corner of the room—the table always stood in the corner, and it had been moved away, and he had got between the table and the corner—there was a large coal-scuttle there—he was between that and the wall—I declined to give him into custody at that time—his father had been protecting me, and finding that this man was his own son, my feelings overcame me at the time, and I refused to give him in charge—on my pointing out to the prisoner the breakage of the windows, he said he was willing to pay the damage—I told him the money was no object to me—I ultimately took the money—I gave no guarantee that I should not prosecute him—I said I should prosecute him afterwards if I thought fit—my sister was in another bed-room, not in the one I have spoken of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was your sister's room at the top of the house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; on a level with mine opposite—the window I called out of, was in the front of the house, and the one that was broken, was at the back of the house, on the landing—I had no light when I came down—I left it in my room—there was no light in my sister's room—the disorder in the rooms was such as might have been caused by a drunken person in the dark—I noticed that the prisoner's hand was cut—he was bleeding, he had also been vomiting a little in the dining-room—he left my service about four years ago—I have employed him once or twice on my premises since—I have known him all his life—he has always born a good character—I have heard since, that the rector's daughter was married on the day in question—I do not know that festivities were going on in the place—I did not prose
<lb/>cute until some gentleman named it to me, and said that if I did not, he should send to London: I then considered it my duty—at the time he inter
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<p>I had taken the 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I addressed the prisoner as "Joe"—his hat was found on the lawn—there were two or three shillings lying on the table in the parlour I think—that was untouched, but drawn down on the floor with the cloth and glasses—none of the drawers were tampered with—there was a good deal of surprise when we found out who it was who had entered the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-175" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CRAFT</persName> </hi>. I live within 100 yards of Miss Kirby's house—I heard the alarm and went to assist her—I got a ladder and got in at the window which is over twelve feet high—there was a water-butt at the window—a man could get from the water-butt to the window by stepping on to the porch—the window was thrown up, and the panes broken—I undid three doors and let them all in—we afterwards found the prisoner lying down in the corner of the dining-room—he said he was drawn in by a man—his father was there, and Miss Kirby said, through kindness to him, she would not give the prisoner into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long have you known him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From a boy—I have seen no harm in him—he is a steady young man—we found a candle lying on the gound extinguished.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had it been alight?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; it was on the landing, at the bottom of the stairs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-176" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK TYLER</persName> </hi>. I went to give assistance, and got in by one of the doors—I found the prisoner in the corner of the parlour—the table was upset, and he was lying on the legs—I was obliged to remove the table—I said, "It is Joe Field"—he did not answer then—he said in the passage it was not him that did it; he was coming down the lane, and saw a man getting over Miss Kirby's gate; that he caught hold of his legs, and the man dragged him over the gate, and then to the water-butt, and then up the water-butt, into the house; of course, I could not believe that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you mean there was anything concealing him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, partially—I was obliged to move the table before I could get at him—he could be easily seen on entering the room with a light—I have known him about eleven years, and all that time he has borne an exemplary character—I heard of the marriage of the rector's daughter—the people were not enjoying themselves that I am aware of—the prisoner had been drinking.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-177" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HOPGOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 171). I went to Miss Kirby's house—I proposed to take the prisoner into custody, and Miss Kirby said she would not give him into custody on account of his parents—he was the worse for drink, but was quite sensible; he knew what he was doing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-178" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, T</hi> 31). Miss Kirby gave the prisoner into my custody on the Friday—I told him the charge—he said, "It is drink that has done it"—I found two cuts on his hand, and found blood in different parts of the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-179" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY KIRBY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I had left two candles up stairs, and they had both been brought down—I am quite sure that I did not bring one down—it was about half an hour from the time I first gave the alarm till the time I came back from the cottages, but the candles were removed from my room directly I left it—I looked up at my window, and saw the light removed—there was a catch to the window on the landing.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-182" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DREDGE</persName> </hi>, Junior. My father keeps a public-house, in Idol-lane, Tower-street—on 16th June, the prisoners came there—one, I am not certain which, asked for a screw of tobacco, and put down a shilling—I put it in the detector, and it bent—Wilson, I think it was, then said, "Here," and he took it from my hand, and gave me a threepenny-piece, and I gave him change—I pointed the prisoners out to my father, and he looked at them—they left, taking the shilling with them—I am positive it was a bad one by its bending—on 23d June, I saw them again at my father's—I am quite sure they are the same men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-183" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DREDGE</persName> </hi>. I saw the two prisoners in my house on 16th June—they were pointed out to me by my son—I am quite sure they are the men—on 23d June, I saw them at my bar again—the assistant had just served them with a pint of beer—I took up a shilling which was by the side of the beer—I said, "Whose is this?"—I believe Hewitt said, "It is mine"—I bent it in the detector, found it was bad, leaped over the bar, and said to the prisoners, "I shall require you to stop here, as this is the second time you have endeavoured to pass money in my house"—they denied knowing each other—I sent for a policeman, and gave them into custody with the bad shilling.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>, 582). The prisoners were given into my custody with this bad shilling—Hewitt was searched, and six pennyworth of coppers found on him, and on Wilson 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good silver.</p>
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<interp inst="t18630713-name-186" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—this shilling is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hewitt's Defence.</hi> I know nothing about it.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES SMITH</hi> (42)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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