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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>HALE, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ORRIDGE</persName>, ESQ.</p>
<p>Law Publishers to 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, June 12th, 1865, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WARREN STORMES HALE, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-4" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MARTIN</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-5" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DUKE</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P.; Sir
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-6" type="given" value="FRANCIS GRAHAM"/>FRANCIS GRAHAM MOON</persName> </hi>, Bart., F. S. A.; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-7" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt.; Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-8" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNET</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q. C., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM FERNELEY ALLEN</hi>, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-9" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ABBISS</persName> </hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN SILLS GIBBONS</hi>, Esq.; and
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-10" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q. C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-12" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., Judge of the Sheriffs 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="t18650612-name-13" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Esq. Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-14" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq. Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-15" type="given" value="SEPTIMUS"/>SEPTIMUS DAVIDSON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-16" type="given" value="HENRY DE"/>HENRY DE JERSEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HALE, MAYOR. EIGHTH 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, June</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID LEES</hi> (37)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-18" type="given" value="GILBERT"/>GILBERT HUDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Admiralty—In June, 1864, I bought a watch of the prisoner from Mr. Shepherd—In September the prisoner brought me a note from Mr. Shepherd, and I paid him 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a few days afterwards—this is the receipt he gave me (
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-19" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLSTON</persName> </hi>. I am in the coast-guard department—On 13th July last the prisoner brought me a race—glass from Mr. Shepherd—I bought it for 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I paid him at the time, and he gave me this receipt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-20" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HINDE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the coast-guard department—On 6th June last I purchased a night—glass of the prisoner from Mr. Shepherd—I paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he gave me this receipt at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-21" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am a watch-and chronometer—maker in Leadenhall—street—the prisoner was in my employment as a dock traveller; he used to go round the dock for orders—if he received any money from customers it was his duty to pay it over to me on his return—he was paid by salary—he has never paid me these three sums—I have asked him about them on several occasions, and he has made various excuses—he never said that he had received the money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City—policeman,</hi> 562). I took the prisoner into custody—he said if Mr. Shepherd would give him time he would pay him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week until it was all paid—at the station he admitted that be had received all these sums.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I throw myself entirely on the mercy of the Court, and hope the prosecutor will recommend me to mercy in consequence of my large family; the largest of the amounts I was robbed of.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor.—
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-24" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE HECKMAN</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, who keeps the Bavarian Tap—on 11th May, about half—past 11, I served the prisoner with a pint of</p>
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<p>porter, he put down a half-crown—my sister Annie picked it up, and I told her in German to try it—she went into the parlour—I followed her in, and when I came back I saw the prisoner outside, looking through the glass of the door—he left the best part of his porter—I next saw him in the cell at Worship-street, amongst others, and recognised him—I am quite sure he is the man—I kept the half-crown in my possession, and afterwards gave it to my sister.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-27" type="given" value="EBENEZER"/>EBENEZER TERRY</persName> </hi>. I keep the Two Brewers public-house—on 26th May the prisoner came in and asked for a glass of ale—I had been cautioned against him—he gave me a bad crown—I told him of it, sent for a police
<lb/>man, and sent him to the station, as I could not leave—I did not press the charge then, and I never saw him again till now—I was not examined before the Magistrate—I am sure the prisoner is the person—I knew him before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-28" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH AKERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 132). On 1st June the prisoner was pointed out to me by Sweeney—I found the prisoner and another man at Mrs. Sweeney's public-house—I told the prisoner I charged him with pass
<lb/>ing a bad half-crown, and one of them said, "It is all right, policeman, come and have a glass of beer"—I declined—the other man then rushed out and got over the back wall, and the prisoner rushed into the street—I followed him and took him—he said, "I am not the man, I know nothing about it"—one half-crown I got from the inspector and the other from the solicitor to the Mint—one he gave me and one he kept—Sweeney did not give me a half-crown—I was present when the inspector received the half-crown from Mr. Sweeney, and he gave it to me immediately—I can swear it was the same, it did not go out of my sight—I received one from Annie Heckman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY POLLARD</persName> </hi>. I received a half-crown from Annie Heck
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ANNIE HECKMAN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You said you gave it to the policeman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The policeman was present—I saw it pass from that gentleman to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-30" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are all bad—the half-crowns are not from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I passed no money of any kind at the beef-shop.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-32" type="given" value="JOSEPH THORPE"/>JOSEPH THORPE TAYLOR</persName> </hi> I keep the Horse and Groom, Chapel-place, Belgrave-square—on Thursday night, 25th May, between 7 and 8 in the evening, the prisoner came in and asked for a pint of porter and a screw of tobacco—he gave me a florin, which I put in the till, and gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—about an hour afterwards my wife found it was bad—I marked it and put it on one side—I had not taken another florin from anybody during that time—the next night the prisoner came about 9 and asked for a pint of porter and a screw of tobacco, and offered a florin—I knew him—I tried it at once, and showed him it was bad—I called a constable and gave him in custody—I gave the florins to the inspector at the station-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-33" type="given" value="LYDIA"/>LYDIA TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—between 8 and 9 on 25th I went to the till and found a bad florin—there were no others there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B</hi> 195). On 26th May, about 9 o'clock, I was called to Mr. Taylor's house, and he gave the prisoner in charge with these two florins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which I returned to him,—the prisoner denied all knowledge of the florin on the Thursday night, and he said he was not aware that the one be had just passed was bad—I after
<lb/>wards got the florins from the inspector—Mr. Taylor marked them at the station, and they were given to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are bad florins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-584-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LUMLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-38" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH RICKARDS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Rickards, a tobacconist, of 18, East-road, Hoxton—on Saturday, 13th May, between 10 and 11, the prisoner came in and asked for an ounce of tobacco, and gave me a crown—I had not change, and gave it to a friend who was there to get change at a house opposite—in two or three minutes she came over and said it was bad—the prisoner asked me to give it him back, and I said, "No, it is a bad one, "and gave him in custody with the crown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-39" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES HEAD</persName> </hi>. I am an oilman of Curtain-road—on Saturday, 6th May, between 8 and 9, I served the prisoner with articles to the amount of 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave a crown, which I put in the till—there was no other there—I gave him change and he left—about two hours after I found the crown was bad—I had not taken any other in the meantime—I marked it and placed it by itself—on the next Saturday, about half-past 2, the prisoner came again for an ounce of tobacco, and gave me another crown—he saw me looking at it, and asked me if I liked it—I said, "No, I have seen you before"—he reached across the counter, took it out of my hand, and left the shop, leaving the tobacco behind him—it is my belief the prisoner is the man, but I would not swear to it, I was busy at the time—my place is about three-quarters of a mile from Mrs. Rickards'.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-40" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE FARR</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Walbrook-place—on the night of 13th May. I was assisting Mrs. Rickards, and saw the prisoner in the shop—Mrs.</p>
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<p>Rickards gave me a crown, and I took it over to the Prince of Wales to get it changed—the barman tried it, broke a piece out of it, and gave it me back—I went back, and said it was bad in the prisoner's presence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was it out of your sight at all before the barman returned it to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-41" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KELLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 147). On the night of 13th May I took the prisoner—Mrs. Rickards gave me a part of a crown piece, I also received another from John West and another from Whittlesey (
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers, all good money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These crowns are all bad, and from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I don't know anything about those two five shilling-pieces. I did not know the other one was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LUMLEY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-44" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN STEPHENS</persName> </hi>. I am twelve years old, and live with my parents at 14 Reed's-place, Kentish-town—on Friday, 12th May, the prisoner spoke to me near Lime-street, Camden Town—she asked me to fetch her a yard and a half of elastic at a shop, and she would give me a halfpenny—she gave me a florin, and I went into the shop—I was served with the elastic, gave the young lady the florin, and she said she had not got change—I then went over with it to the Eagle, and asked the barman for change—he bent it and gave it me back—I left the prisoner standing at the corner of Lime-street—she was not there when I came out—Mr. Thornback spoke to me, and I showed him the florin—I afterwards gave it to a constable at Mr. Thornback's shop—I then went to the station and saw the prisoner there—I recognised her, and said she was the person—she did not say anything.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOSHUA"/>WILLIAM JOSHUA THORNBACK</persName> </hi>. I am a basket-maker, of 74, Camden. road—on Friday, 12th May, about 3 in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner outside my shop—the last witness came by and the prisoner stopped her and gave her something—the child went into Lambert's shop—the prisoner ran across the road and stood and peeped round the corner and watched Lambert's—I did not see the little girl come out—I saw the prisoner run
<lb/>ning away, and then spoke to the girl, who showed me a bad florin—I went after the prisoner and gave her in custody—I told the constable in her hear
<lb/>ing that she had given a little girl a bad florin—the prisoner said it was not her, and I said, "Come back to the shop and see"—the female searcher gave the inspector at the station a handkerchief and 4 1/2., which she said she had found on the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-46" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY LAMBERT</persName> </hi>. I assist my mother at a Berlin wool-shop, 84, Camden-road—on Friday, 12th May, I served a little girl with a yard and a half of elastic—she gave me a florin—I refused to change it, and she went away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LOOM</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Eagle tavern—that little girl brought a bad florin there on the Friday afternoon—I bent it, and returned it to her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S.</hi> 133). On Friday afternoon, 12th May, I was on duty in Camden-street—Mr. Thornback pointed the prisoner out to me—I took her to his shop, and asked the little girl if she knew the woman—she said, "That is the woman who gave me this bad two-shilling piece"—she gave me the coin, and I took the prisoner to the station—I</p>
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<p>marked the florin—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the prisoner said the child most be mistaken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was going in the direction of this shop, when a policeman called me, and Mr. Thornback said, "This is the woman who gave the girl a bad two-shilling piece. "I said that he must be mistaken. The child was almost forced to say that it was me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOSHUA"/>WILLIAM JOSHUA THORNBACK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). When the prisoner was brought back to my shop the little girl was asked if that was the same woman, and she began to cry, and said, "Well, I don't know; she had on the same bonnet"—she was frightened—the policeman asked her if it was the same woman, and she said she was quite certain it was—I saw the woman for twenty minutes—I have no doubt about her—she is the same person—she was going away from the shop when she was taken.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, F</hi> 15). On the morning of 12th May, about 6 o'clock, I went to the prisoner's lodgings, 21, Bedford-street, Bedford-row, and found him in bed—I told him I was an officer, and should take him in custody for a burglary the night previous at the Freemasons' Arms—he asked me what was stolen, and I told him a quantity of cigars and money—he said that he knew nothing about it—I allowed him to dress himself—he said, "Well, I did have them; I smoked them till they made me sick, and the others I sold to a man in the street; I don't know his name or address"—I searched him, and found this coin in his pocket—I asked him where he got it from—he said he found it in the street—Mr. Matthews identified it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> I told you I had bought the cigars?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, you amid you had had them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-56" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KERLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 123). I examined Mr. Matthews' premises about 9 in the morning—the back premises were open, and I found this webbing suspended from some rails at the rear of the house leading into Mr. Matthews' back yard—it appeared to me as if persons had been concealed in the carpenter's shop, and come through the window on to the leads—I went with Ackrell and took the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-57" type="given" value="SIMON"/>SIMON EMMANUEL</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet maker—I have premises in rear of the Freemasons' Arms—this is my webbing—it was taken from my workshop on the night of 12th—I also missed some tools.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in bed and asleep at the time the robbery was committed; I picked the halfpenny up in Red Lion-street I have my mother as a witness.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Where did you see him between 5 and 6 on the Friday?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In his room—he slept in the same room as I did—he also slept there on Thursday—I am sure he did not go out after 12—I have seen him smoking cigars—I saw him smoking one on the Friday; he came in with one to breakfast about 10 o'clock—he told the gentleman that he smoked six, and they made him sick—that was on the Saturday morning—I only saw him with the one he was smoking—I called him between 5 and 6 on the Friday morning.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD LOOSEMORE</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted, with
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN McCARTHY</hi> (18)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL ROACH</hi> (17)</persName>, who
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650612-588-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-64" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650612-588-offence-1 t18650612-name-64"/>Edward Wood</persName>, and stealing 2 tankards and 10
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence against</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOOSEMORE</hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18650612-588-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MCCARTHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROACH</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18650612-588-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-588-18650612 t18650612-588-punishment-5"/>Confined Eighteen Months each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="italic">The following Prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>:—</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BURGESS</hi>*** (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18650612-589-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to stealing a handkerchief, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650612-589-offence-1 t18650612-name-67"/>Henry Hunt</persName>, from his per
<lb/>son; also, to a former conviction in January, 1862, when he was sentenced to Four Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.—
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<interp inst="t18650612-589-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-589-punishment-6" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-589-18650612 t18650612-589-punishment-6"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.
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<interp inst="t18650612-589-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MATILDA PEPPERELL</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18650612-590-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>, to unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child</rs>.—
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<interp inst="t18650612-590-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-590-18650612 t18650612-590-punishment-7"/>
<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18650612-590-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GILES</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18650612-591-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-591-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing 43 yards of merino, the property of
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-70" type="surname" value="HORNE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650612-591-offence-1 t18650612-name-70"/>Benjamin Worthy Horne</persName> and another</rs>.—
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<interp inst="t18650612-591-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-591-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-591-18650612 t18650612-591-punishment-8"/>
<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months;</hi> </rs> and
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<interp inst="t18650612-591-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-591-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18650612-592" type="date" value="18650612"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18650612-592-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-592-18650612 t18650612-592-offence-1 t18650612-592-verdict-1"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JAMES</hi> (19)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES CHURCH</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18650612-592-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-592-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to breaking and entering the warehouse of
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-name-73" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650612-592-offence-1 t18650612-name-73"/>Robert Brown</persName> and others, and stealing 1 bag, 180 handkerchiefs, 639 scarves, and other goods, their property.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18650612-592-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-592-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-592-18650612 t18650612-592-punishment-9"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-592-18650612 t18650612-592-punishment-9"/>
<hi rend="italic">Confined Twelve Months each.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18650612-592-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-592-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS HAYWARD</hi> (27)</persName>,
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<rs id="t18650612-593-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18650612-593-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-593-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>**
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<interp inst="t18650612-593-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-593-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>to uttering counterfeit coin, after a previous conviction.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18650612-593-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-593-18650612 t18650612-593-punishment-10"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED FROST</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18650612-594-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18650612-594-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID McAULIFF</hi>* (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18650612-595-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to stealing in a dwelling-house, after a previous conviction.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18650612-595-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HAYHOW</hi> (17)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def2-596-18650612" type="age" value="17"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES SULLIVAN</hi>**(17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18650612-596-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<hi rend="italic">Sullivan having been before convicted.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAYHOW</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-596-18650612 t18650612-596-punishment-13"/>
<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOUGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-84" type="given" value="FREDERICK THOMAS"/>FREDERICK THOMAS ALTON</persName> </hi>. I live at the Red Cap tavern, Holloway—on 6th May, Brown came in for a glass of ale and tendered a bad shilling to the landlady, Mrs. Corbett, who is not here—she was about to put it in the till, but I took it from her, and found it was bad—I had seen the prisoner there two or three weeks before, tendering bad money, and told him so—he said nothing—I broke the shilling into three pieces—he paid with a good shilling—I spoke to Mr. Rawlinson, went out with him, and saw Brown alone—he passed very close to a young man—I did not follow him—these (
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RAWLINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a gardener, of Church-street, Hackney—on 6th May, I was at the Rod Cap, and saw Brown come in—he had some drink, and paid with a bad shilling—Mrs. Corbett took it up, and Alton took it from her—Brown left, and I followed him, and saw him join the other prisoner at the end of Thomas-street, near the Archway toll gate—that is five or six hundred yards from the Red Cap—Brown stood still till Smith joined him—they stood together a few minutes and then came past the Archway Tavern, where I stood—I saw a policeman coming, spoke to him, and followed the prisoners towards Finchley—they paid the toll-gate, and went through—I followed them behind a dung-cart, went across a brick-field to the Birkbeck Tavern, and found Brown inside drinking, and Smith outside, about five yards from the door—as Brown came out at one door, I went in at the other and saw the landlord, who came out with me, and we went after the prisoners, who were together in Jackson's-lane—I called out, "Hay!"—Mr. Hiscock laid hold of Brown, and Smith put his hand in his pocket and tried to throw something over the hedge—it was in whity-brown tissue paper—I laid hold of him and picked up two bad shillings close to his feet, and gave them to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How soon after you saw the coin roll out of the paper did you apprehend Smith?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not half a minute—as he threw his body round to throw the money, be threw himself into my arms.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'CONNELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the parcel break when it was thrown out of his hand?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, against the top of the hedge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HISCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Birkbeck Tavern, Archway-road—on 6th May, Brown came to my house for a glass of ale, and tendered a shilling—I gave him the change, and he left—Rawlinson then came in and spoke to me, and I found it was bad—I followed the prisoners, and shouted—I took hold of Brown, and told him he had given me a bad shilling—he said that he had not—I saw Smith throw a packet over the hedge, and I saw some bad shillings fall out—I afterwards looked into the hedge, and found these five bad shillings; I gave them to the policeman—this is the shilling Brown gave me—I marked it at the time—Rawlinson handed me two shillings which he picked up in the road—I saw another gentleman pick up two or three shillings which he gave to me, and I gave them to the inspector—I pointed out to Stone the place in the hedge where the packet struck.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see anything in Smith's hand before the package struck the hedge?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I had Brown in custody at that time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 123). Mr. Hiscock gave the prisoners into my custody with five bad shillings, and Rawlinson gave me two bad shillings—I handed them to the inspector—I found 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Brown, in good money, and a key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did Brown say anything going to the station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, he said, "It was not Smith who threw the money over the hedge; it was me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector</hi>, 8). The prisoners were brought to Highgate-station—I searched Smith, and found two shillings, nine six
<lb/>pences, a fourpenny-piece, two threepenny-pieces, and two shillings in copper, all good—I produce the coins which Hiscock and Rolfe gave me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-90" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—the shilling uttered is counterfeit—here are fourteen others all bad, and some of them from the same mould as the one uttered.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">further</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOUGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOLDSWORTH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-93" type="given" value="ANNE"/>ANNE HASLETINE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Samuel Hasletine, of the Mason's Arms, Buckingham-place—on 26th April, the prisoners came in—Peck asked for a glass of ale, which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-sovereign—I gave him 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and was going to give him the coppers, when Burgess said, "Why need you change a half-sovereign when I have got coppers"—I thought there was something wrong, looked at the change on the counter, and found a bad half-crown amongst it—I said, "You have taken the good half-crown out, and put a bad one in"—Peck said, "It is all good and right," and took the change away—Young was in my house at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see a third man with the prisoners?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I got the change from my bar-parlour—I had several pounds' worth there—they had plenty of opportunities of changing the half-crown while my head was turned to take the change for the glass of ale—I saw Peck in custody at the station about half an hour afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you perfectly sure that you gave two good half-crowns in change?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Perfectly; I had taken the silver in my hand, and examined it—the prisoners' half-crown was more black than mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-94" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I was in the Mason's Arms, and saw Burgess and another man who I did not take notice of—I heard the dispute about half a crown, saw them leave, and followed them to the Euston-road, where a man joined them—I saw Peck outside a cigar-shop, the other two went in and came out, and Peck joined them in Osnaburg-street—I then went into the cigar-shop</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you identify the prisoners as being in the Mason's Arms?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; my impression is that Peck joined them after
<lb/>wards—Burgess threw a half-crown to me, that was perfectly good.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the three together before they went into the cigar-shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, I did not see Peck join them, but I saw him with them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Burgess. Q.</hi> Did I make a remark to you in the beer-shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; about-three half-crowns—I said it was a half-crown that you passed to me, and that I wished I had a pocket-full of them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are your sure the prisoners were in the shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Both of them—I saw no other men at the door, but I saw a taller man waiting in Albany-Street, who said that he was in the shop, but I said, "No, you were not".</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-96" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GANTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 759). The prisoners were given into my custody in a public-house in Munster-street—I told Peck I took him for passing a bad half-crown in the Euston-road—he said, "I know nothing of it"—I took him to where the other two men were—McDonald has since been discharged—18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver was found on Peek, and 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze; also, a pocket-book—on Burgess was found 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, which was given up—Sarah Broden gave me the half-crown out of the till.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were the prisoners together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; one was in one compartment, and two in the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Burgess. Q.</hi> Did you make some observation to the man who was with me respecting the money?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, McDonald said you must be mad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half-crown, but it is a very good-looking one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Burgess's Defence.</hi> I met the man that was discharged; he asked me to have a glass of ale; I gave the half-crown to pay for it; there was a dispute about it being bad, and I chucked it to the witness—I have been two months in custody for having a glass of ale, and going with him to buy some tobacco.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to previous convictions; Burgess, in October, 1856, when he was
<hi rend="italic">confined one year , and Peck in August, 1858,four years' penal servitude.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BURGESS</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PECK</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 1
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650612-600-offence-1 t18650612-name-99"/>David Hyam</persName> and another, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. H. LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WATERS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employment of Messrs. Gray and</p>
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<p>Co., merchants, 31, Great St. Helen's—I cannot say whether I paid the amount of this invoice to the prisoner on 8th April, it was paid out of our office—two persons pay and neither of us can tell who paid it—I may have paid it—I know that money was due to Messrs. Hyam, and it was paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you are absent does another person pay?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; that person is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-101" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GILLINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Messrs. Byer and Co., drapers, King William-street—on 17th May they were indebted to the prosecutor in the sum mentioned in this invoice, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I paid the prisoner that amount—he wrote this receipt when I gave him the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What date was that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> 17th May—I believe it was Wednesday, it was about one o'clock I think—I recollect his asking for a small account of David Hyam and Co.—I said, "We have no statement of that account"—he said, "Perhaps you have a statement of an account to Davis and Co., as Hyam and Co. are using their statements"—I found this one which I paid him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650612-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650612-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-102" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID HYAM</persName> </hi>. I am senior partner in the firm of David Hyam and Co., foreign warehousemen—the prisoner was in our service—he collected money when requested—the gentlemen whose names are mentioned in these three receipts were indebted to our firm—I see the name "Henry Huitson "to all of them, it is in the prisoner's writing—on 25th May I called the prisoner into my private room—I told him we had reason to believe that he had re
<lb/>ceived an amount from Messrs. Grays'—he said that he had—I said, "What have you done with it?"—he said, "I have lost it out of my pocket"—I said I did not believe him—he begged very bard that I would look over it and he would get the money in the afternoon from his sister, but I was deter
<lb/>mined and took him to the station—I said, "You may as well say whether there is any other money you have taken, "and he said, "Only two"—he mentioned the name of Prior, and another name which I don't recollect—I never receive money—I have not received either of these sums.</p>
<hi rend="italic"> Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long had he been in your service?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think some four or five years—I don't think he is eighteen yet—I don't know any
<lb/>thing of his father, I saw him some years since—the prisoner received 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year from me, 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week, he was paid weekly—he has lost his mother, his father re-married, and he has been living away from home—I did not tell him it would be better for him if he told me—I told him we had been robbed to a great extent—our chief clerk was there, the cashier was not; the chief clerk is not here—I said, "I can't overlook this, we have been robbed to a very large extent"—it was occasionally the prisoner's duty to go out on Saturdays to collect the money due on that day; not every Saturday; sometimes another might have gone—I think the cashier gave him the accounts to collect—he would sometimes call at one place and sometimes four or five, never a dozen I should say—he should have entered the accounts in the books on the Monday, he would not return on the Saturday; our business is entirely closed on the Saturday—his duty was to pay it into the bankers on the Saturday—he might have collected on Wednesday, but not to my knowledge—he could go out collecting when he pleased on the Saturday—we don't see him from Friday night till Monday morning—if he collected too late to pay money in on the Saturday, he would pay it in on the Monday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEWIS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had he a book in which it was his duty to enter Moneys that he received?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A book called a collecting-book, this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he receive board and lodging with his 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-103" type="given" value="SEWARD JAMES"/>SEWARD JAMES ROSSITER</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Messrs. Hyam and Co.—it was the prisoner's duty to render an account to me of all the moneys he re
<lb/>ceived—it was his duty to enter in this book the sums he collected—there is no entry on 5th March of any sum collected by him—there is no entry on 8th April of the sum of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Gray and Co., there are five other entries on that day—there is no entry on 17th May of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., or of any sum received by him—he has never paid me any of these moneys—it was his duty to pay to me any sums that he did not receive on the Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He was in the counting-house, was he not, as a clerk?
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Yes—there is no entry on 22d May, he was in custody on 24th—this hook was kept on our premises.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Do I understand that there are no entries of these sums on those particular days or upon any subsequent days?
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> None.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HENRY WILSON</hi> (41)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PATTESON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650612-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650612-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-105" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WHEDDON</persName> </hi>. I am postmaster at Nether Stowey, near Bridge-water—money-orders are issued and paid at my office—I am supplied with a number of forms by the General Post-office, in books, each form is num
<lb/>bered, the order and advice are on one sheet—our practice is to enter the name of the payee and the remitter in a journal, then enter the amount and the office upon which they are drawn on the order, and give that to the person; the advice is made out with the names of the remitter and the payee and sent to the postmaster upon whose office the order is drawn—on 12th May a short dark man drove up to my office in a gig; his right eye ap
<lb/>peared to me larger than the other; be alighted and walked into the office, carrying in his hand a black bag—he addressed me by name, saying he wished to be shown into a private room—he then said he was an inspector of the General Post-office, sent by the Postmaster-General, and that Mr. Cresswell was to have come with him but was prevented—Mr. Cresswell is the surveyor of the Western district I believe—he opened his bag and pulled out some papers and began to read them; he said that several letters that were posted at the offices at Nether Stowey, Carrington, and Holford had never been received; that a letter addressed to Sir George Crowe, Belgrave-square, had not been received, that a letter posted at Nether Stowey contain
<lb/>ing coin, the posting of which could be attested, had never come to hand—he also said that Sir Peregrine Acland had made complaints respecting his letters—I said that Sir Peregrine Acland's letters did not pass through my office; he said that some of them did, which is the case—he said that the Postmaster-General had issued peremptory orders for a searching inquiry to be made with respect to those letters—he said "1 have received a letter from some persons in London respecting a letter containing bank-notes, I have seen the reply to that letter, the letter was from a person who called him
<lb/>self Hamilton, and the address was, "Post-office, Camden-town, "I answered that letter and signed it, requesting him to make the loss known to the secretary"—I told him I could not give him any information respecting those letters, but most certainly every letter that was posted was despatched the same evening in the bag to Bridgewater—he then asked me what my average issue of money-orders daily or weekly was, and asked to see my</p>
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<p>books—I brought them to him, he said they appeared correct—I told him I issued very few money-orders—he said that there was going to be an altera
<lb/>tion made in the numbers of the money-orders sent to sub-offices, because the issue in large places, such as Bristol and Liverpool, caused trouble in the departments, and the numbers were entered by machinery—he requested me then to give him the orders, and I gave him a book numbered from 200 to 400 which I had never used—I brought the other book to him which I was then using, and he selected 100 from that, numbered from 101 to 200; he then requested me to stamp them to show the date in order to get them cancelled, but the order-book he said he should return to the storekeeper of the department—I stamped both the orders and the advices—he sug
<lb/>gested several improvements that were to be made, he said the office must be kept more private—he asked me what time I made the bag up in the evening, I told him half-past seven—he said he should return then and come and see the way I made up my bag, and should bring a test-letter with him and get me to put a private mark on it which would no doubt lead to the detection of the offenders—he returned about half-past seven in the gig—he said he had been to Holford and there was great neglect there—I com
<lb/>menced making up the bag, and he asked me to grant him a money-order, which I did to a small amount—I proceeded to stamp the letters; he made several inquiries during the time and produced a letter which he called a test-letter—a Rifle band came up the street while he was there, I was look
<lb/>ing out at the window—his horse began to get restive, and I went to the door and called a boy to hold it; when I came back the man had hold of the bag, holding it up—I put the letters in and sealed the bag up; in a few minutes the mail cart drove up, I gave the driver the bag and signed his bill—the man then said he should watch that fellow and he drove off—I afterwards saw the horse and gig at Mr. Rix's at Bridgewater, I picked out the horse from several others—these orders (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) were some that the man selected, these are from 116 to 120—the advices and orders are both here—this is not my signature on the advices—there are also here numbers 131 to 135, and 136 to 137, the whole of them are forgeries.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What are you? I am a tailor, and I keep the post-office as well—the man called between ten and eleven on 12th May—that was the first time I had seen him—I had not seen the horse before that I am aware of—I saw it again about a fortnight ago I suppose—I was not so clear as to the gig.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What colour was the horse?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Dark brown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650612-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650612-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-106" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LAWES</persName> </hi>. I am boots at the White Hart, Bridgewater—on the evening of 11th May, I saw a short dark man in the commercial-room—he had something peculiar about his eyes—he asked me to get him a horse and gig in the morning to go to Stowey—I got him one from Mr. Rix's, and he started at half-past 9 next morning—it was a black horse, between a black and a brown—I put a black handbag in the gig—I saw him again at half-past 9 in the evening—he came back in the gig, and paid Mr. Rix for it—he then said he had a friend to meet at the station, and went off—he stopped there on the night of the 11th—between 11 and 12 that night I saw the prisoner at Mr. Phelps', the Commercial Inn, which is two or three minutes' walk from the White Hart—I also saw him on the afternoon of the 12th at the White Hart—he was in the bar when the other man came back with the gig—the prisoner left about six or seven minutes after him—the station is about ten minutes' walk off—there was a 10-o'clock train to Bristol that</p>
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<p>night, and then the mail on to London at 11—they would hare had time to get that train.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you much opportunity of seeing the dark man you speak of?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I saw him three times; I should know him again if I saw him—I had not seen him before nor the prisoner either—the prisoner went out of our house about five or six minutes after the other man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650612-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650612-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-name-107" type="surname" value="PHELPS"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-name-107" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PHELPS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Commercial Hotel, at Bridgewater—about 9 o'clock on the evening of 11th May, the prisoner came there—he was dressed in light clothes—he called for six-penny worth of gin and water, and asked if he could have a bed—I said I believed he could—he then walked out of the bar into the archway leading into the yard, and spoke to a short dark man—I did not hear what they said—they both walked up the yard—I saw the short dark man's face—there was something peculiar in his right eye—they talked together about two minutes, and the prisoner then returned into the bar—he remained till 2 in the morning—we were in con
<lb/>versation during the evening—he was very clever in talking—I asked him whether he was in the commercial business—he said, "No; I am here under particular circumstances, on particular business, I am here to do others good, not myself"—he then entered into religious subjects—he brought no luggage with him—he asked me to knock at his door, which I did next morning—he took breakfast with me and paid his bill—he asked me where there was a barber, and I directed him—he called again about 11, and asked for a glass of bitter ale—before that, about ten minutes to 10, the little dark man called and inquired whether a gentleman dressed in light clothes slept in my house, and I said there was—I told the prisoner a gentleman called for him—he said, "Excuse me, "turned round, and walked away towards the railway station, and I never saw him again—he was the only guest who slept at my house on the 11th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-108" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WESTCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am ostler at the Commercial Hotel, Bridgewater—on the night of 11th May, I saw the prisoner opposite our yard—he was dressed in tight clothes—there was a dark, short gentleman with him, with a black patent-leather bag—they stopped there a few minutes talking—the prisoner then walked across the road to the bar, and asked for a bed—he afterwards came out and went up the yard with the short man—they talked a little while together and then came back—the short man asked me where the White Hart was, and I directed him, and he walked off in that direction—it is a very little way off—the prisoner went into the bar of our place, and stopped there that night—I saw him in the yard next morning—I heard my master say that a gentleman had just been to inquire fox him—he said, "Oh, no, you must excuse me; I will not go in now, I am drunk"—he he then went away through the arch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He was drunk, was he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say he was—he had the appearance of a man that was intoxicated, in the way he
<hi rend="italic">rambled</hi> out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650612-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650612-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-name-109" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-name-109" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JAMES</persName> </hi>. I keep the post-office at 141, Whitechapel-road—we issue and pay money-orders there—on Saturday, 13th May, I received these letters of advice from Nether Stowey—they refer to these money-orders—the prisoner presented the money-orders—I asked him the name of the remitter—he replied, "Edgar Beeves"—I asked also in a casual way if he lived in the neighbourhood—he replied, "Wellington-street"—I said, "Stepney?"—he said, "No, Bethnal-green—I paid him five orders of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each—my attention was first called to it by the Post-office authorities.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When did you see the accused again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> In Bow-street</p>
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<p>station the following Friday week, the 26th, I believe—I had never seen him before I paid him the orders—he was amongst six or seven others at the station—I partly guessed what I was taken to the station for.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did they point him out to you?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, I picked him out; I caught hold of his coat—I am sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650612-name-110" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-110" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS"/>AUGUSTUS SHRODER</persName> </hi>. I keep the post-office, 53, Three Colt-street, Lime-house—on 13th May, a person came with some money-orders—I had previously received letters of advice—two bundles of five each were presented, amounting altogether to 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner was the person who brought them—I paid him two—I did not pay him all, because I had not sufficient funds—I told him so, and told him to call again at 4 o'clock—he then went away, and shortly afterwards returned with another man—he wished to know whether I meant to pay the money or not—I said I could not pay, I should pay it at 4 o'clock—he said, "Do you mean to say you refuse?"—I said, "No, I do not refuse; I cannot pay it till 4"—we had some high words, and I received some abuse—he said he was the captain of a ship, and he could not detain the ship—they afterwards went away, and I never saw the prisoner again—these two orders, numbered 136 and 137, are the two I paid—the other eight were not left—I am sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long after the 13th did you see him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot exactly say the date, it might have been a fortnight afterwards, I really cannot say; it was when he was in custody—I never saw him before he came to my office—I was asked to go to Bow-lane—I knew I went there to identify the man—I did identify him—nobody pointed him out to me—I dare say there were six or seven others with him, and I selected him.</p>
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<persName id="t18650612-name-111" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-111" type="given" value="FREDERICK HERBERT"/>FREDERICK HERBERT LIST</persName> </hi>. I keep the post-office receiving-house, 8, Waterloo-terrace, Stepney—on 13th May, a person presented these five orders to me—I had previously received corresponding letters of advice—I paid the person who presented these money-orders—to the best of my belief the prisoner is the person who presented them, and to whom I paid them—I was afterwards taken to the station, and I selected the prisoner from amongst six others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you quite certain that he is the man?
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> To the best of my belief he is—he was a stranger to me up to the 13th—he had his hat on all the time; but while he was receiving the money I was standing within eighteen inches of him, looking at him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650612-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650612-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-112" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HANCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner on 26th May, in the Edgeware-road—another person was with me—I told the prisoner I wanted to speak to him—he said, "What about?"—I said, "Come here, I will tell you"—I then took him across the road into a shop, and told him he would be charged, with another man not in custody, for stealing a number of post-office orders from Nether Stowey, in Somersetshire—he said, "I know nothing about it; I shall say no more till I have seen a solicitor"—I took him to the station in a cab—he gave the name of James Henry Wilson, and refused his address—on the way to the station, be said, "I shall employ a solicitor; if it is my bit, I shall have to do it; I do not see how they can do that, I cannot write"—I had said nothing to him at all about forgery, nor had the other officer in my presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not you say "You will be charged with being concerned with another man in stealing from the post-office, at Nether Stowey, near Bridgewater, about a fortnight since, a large number of money-orders"?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I believe those were my words—ho said that he knew nothing about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector</hi>). The prisoner was brought to Bow-lane station on Friday, 26th May—he said that he should not say anything till he had seen his solicitor—I afterwards placed him with five or six other men about his own size and appearance, and the witnesses identified him as the person to whom they had paid money upon post-office orders—when I put him back in the cell he said that he had been made the mug in the business—I understood that to mean a person who had been led to do something by another—he also said, "I can see I shall get settled over the job; if they all say I did it, it is no use for me to say I did not"—he had said before that, that the witnesses were all wrong—I afterwards took him to Bow-street station—on the way he said that he would take ten years for it without going another yard—he said he had been in very bad health—that he had been under medical treatment for some time, and that he should not live to do it. (
<hi rend="italic">The orders were put in and read, they were made payable to the names of William Bright, Walter Smith and John Young.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a former conviction of felony at Liverpool, in July, 1863, in the name of
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-118" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT NICHOLLS</persName> </hi>. I know the prisoner—I know of his having been previously convicted, in 1856, at this court—this is the certificate of his conviction—(
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-119" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LOCKYER</persName> </hi>. I am a warder at the House of Correction—I have known the prisoner for years—he was here for trial—I did not see him—I made a memorandum in my book, at that time, that he was-here for trial, and I find the sentence in my book.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It is false—I have been convicted, but I never had four years.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of the previous conviction.—
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<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi> </rs>.
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-125" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Edward Dowell</persName>, in July, 1862.*—
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SMITH</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650612-605-offence-1 t18650612-name-127"/>William Morris</persName>.*—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Nine Months.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SANDERS</hi>* (40)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Confined Eighteen Months</hi> </rs>; and
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<hi rend="italic">after a former conviction, in February, 1864, in the name of
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650612-610-offence-1 t18650612-name-139"/>Robert Holdsworth Carew Hunt</persName> and others, his masters, also, with conspiring with other persons to defraud his said masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650612-611-offence-1 t18650612-name-142"/>Robert Harwood</persName>, and stealing from his person 1 watch, 1 chain, 1 puree, and 1
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHARTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Like Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-143" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HARWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am an artist, at Percy Street, Bedford Square—on 12th May, I was walking with Miss McClachlan in some fields near the Finchley Road—the two prisoners suddenly accosted us, and accused us of trespassing—I told them that we were not—Brown then went on with Miss McClachlan, and I followed across the corner of the field with Street: after getting some distance he said, "I am a poor man, and a little money will be acceptable to me, if you will give me a trifle I will say no more about it, but let you both return on the road"—I gave him about six shillings—Brown was some little distance off, with the lady; he took her over a stile, which separated us, but in a couple of minutes Street ran after her and went across the stile—she then returned to the corner of the stile with Brown—in a minute or two, Street returned to me with Brown, and told me to keep off the grass—when I got on the footpath Street was behind me and seized me suddenly by the throat, threw me down with violence, and Brown rifled my pockets of everything I possessed—he took my watch, chain, pin, purse, hat, and umbrella, a half-sovereign and some silver—they ran away, and by the time I had sufficiently recovered to see after them, they were out of sight—on the Monday following, I was with two policemen in the Regent's Park—saw the two prisoners together and gave them into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> At what time did you go out that night?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At about ten minutes past 8, from the Eyre Arms—I live in Percy-street, it took me about three-quarters of an hour to the Eyre Arms—I was there about ten minutes—I did not go in—I had an appointment with the lady outside—I had known her about a week previously, I met her in some of the adjoining roads—I had seen her about twelve months previously for about half an hour—I had been out with her three or four evenings before in the same district—Finchley-road is about three-quarters of a mile or a mile from the Eyre Arms—it was not dark, it was not 9 o'clock when I met the men—I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. before the lady and gentleman passed—I did not know that I was trespassing, I thought they made use of that as a threat—I thought it would not be the slightest use to tell the lady and gentleman, because when they had gone I should still be in the prisoners' power, and they would be more than a match for me—Miss McClachlan was with Brown when the lady and gentleman passed, she was out of my sight at that time, and I do not think she could have seen them—I did not cry for assistance, it was impossible, as I was suffocated—I went to the Britannia Tavern and sought for assistance—it was then about a quarter-past 9—I went to a policeman, and then went to different taverns to look for the prisoners—it might then have been between 11 and 12 o'clock—we walked a long distance towards Hampstead for a policeman—I described the prisoners at the station—I said that Brown was about 5 feet 9 inches, that they both wore caps and walking coats; their clothes were neither dark nor light, but a grayish colour, rather darkish than light—I had an appointment with the inspector to search for the prisoners—I was not with him when I saw them in the Regent's-park—I was only examined once at the police-court—I was brought up there twice—the lady was not present at the first remand—I knew the road she lived in, but did not know where she resided—I believe she went to the police-court on her own accord.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-144" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY McCLACHLAN</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at York-place, St. John's Wood—on Friday evening, 12th May, I was with Mr. Har Wood—I saw the prisoners—I am sure they are the men—Street came tip first and said, "You are trespassing"—Mr. Harwood I think said, "No we are not"—the prisoners said that they were put there to prevent trespassing—Street took us both round the fields, and when he came to the stile he said that I might go—I refused to go, and kept with Mr. Harwood—we went back, and when Street found that I would not leave, he called Mr. Harwood back and left me with Brown—I went on with Brown, and then said that I wished to speak to my friend—Brown said that I could not—I said that I should, and I turned back and followed Street—Brown told me that they had turned to the right, and I turned to the right, but did not see them; I then turned, and saw the three standing together, but I did not see what happened—Street crossed to me and told me to be off, saying that I was to think my
<lb/>self lucky to get off without being locked up—I told him he had changed his tone, and pretended that he was Irish, but it was too late to do that as I could swear to them both, and that I should go into the road and find the first man I could and bring him—they then threatened to tie my hands and feet, and said, "You want keeping quiet"—I ran off, and found that Street had not followed me—I turned back again, but when I got to the stile I could not see any of them—I tried to jump across a ditch, but slipped into it, and then saw the two men running away alone, they had left Mr. Harwood—one of them said, "If we see her, we must keep her quiet, or else we must tap her and keep her quiet"—I was then in the ditch, they crossed the stile, and directly they had crossed I got into the field again, and found Mr. Harwood there—he had just risen from the ground, and had no hat or watch—I had seen his watch before that—I saw</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see them in the dock?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Before they got into the dock: I was not aware that they were prisoners, the police were behind them—I had seen Mr. Harwood on the Monday, and he told me they were taken into custody—I was not before the Magistrate at the first examination—Mr. Harwood did not give my address, he probably did not know it—we walked up to Finchley-road from the Eyre Arms, we started at a few minutes past 8—the robbery took place about a mile from the Eyre Arms—I saw two boys in the field, and a lady and gentleman had crossed just before; they came quite close to us both—I did not speak to them—I crossed the stile directly after them—the prisoners were not with us then, they came up three or four minutes afterwards—I did not see the prosecutor give them any money—I did not resist, because Street said in a lowish tone, "Go alone, it is entirely for your own good"—when we got into the next field he said, "You shall go one way, and your friend the other, I cannot let you go together, for our superintendents are watching us"—when the prisoners came up we were walking arm in arm—I had no chain on—I did not lose anything—I did not scream—I did not become frightened till I was in the ditch and the men said that the would "tap "me—the prisoners were dressed as they are now, I think, except that Street had on a black or darkish tie.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Which of them had a hat?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I cannot say, but I think it was Street; yes, I am sure now—I am quite sure Brown did not wear a hat—Street had a hat and Brown a hilly-cock—it was Brown that paid me parti
<lb/>cular attention—I cannot say whether he had a necktie, as his waistcoat was buttoned up—from the time I met Mr. Harwood to the time I was out in the road again was, I should imagine, half an hour—when the men passed over the ditch I was as near to them as I am now, but they did not see me, it was dark—at the station I left the prosecutor, and went home.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHARTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you notice whether Street had a hat or cap on?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I think he had a hat, but I am not positive—if either of them had a hat it was Street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 137). On Monday, 15th May, about a quarter-past 12 o'clock, the prosecutor came up to me in the Euston-road, pointed out Street, and gave him in my custody—I told him he was charged with highway robbery with violence—I did not say where—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he go quietly with you to the station?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—he wore a cap and rather a lighter coat than he has now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 30). On Monday, 15th May, the prose
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in his pocket and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in his month.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">GORDON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHARPE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-148" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BLAND</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Bland of the Sun and Anchor public-house, St. Dunstan's Hill—on 1st May the prisoner came with a young man—she asked for half a quartern of gin, and tendered me</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it—her companion asked for half a quartern of gin and bitters, which she said she would pay for—he said, "I do not see why you should"—the man put down a bad florin, which I detained—he ran away—I kept the prisoner, but did not give her into custody, as I could not leave the house to get a constable—I had seen her on several occasions before—she came there in June 1864 for a pint of porter, and gave me a bad shilling—I told her not to come again, as I had Been her before—she said that she took it in mistake—I wrapped it in paper, put it on one side, and ultimately gave it to the policeman with the shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you keep that shilling?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, wrapped in paper, in a glass in the bar—she said she knew nothing of the man.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was that subsequently to her wanting to pay for the liquor herself?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; they had been talking together in the bar—I also know the man, but had not seen him with her before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-149" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Three Kingdoms public-house, Lower Thames-street—on 19th May, the prisoner came with another woman, between 2 and 3 in the afternoon, and asked for a pint of porter—the other woman paid for it; they both drank of it—the prisoner then asked me for change for half a sovereign—I gave her a good crown, and two good half-crowns—she then said, "Will you please to give me change for this half-crown?" holding it out to me—she gave it into my hand—I gave her the change, and kept it in my hand, as I was very busy, but somebody spoke to me, and I then found it was bad—they had both left the shop—I marked it, and put it on a shelf in the bar; it remained there a few days, and I after
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); here is my mark on it—I went to look after the prisoner, but could not find her—about a week afterwards she came again with the same woman, and I gave her in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who had access to the bar?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Only myself, my wife, and my barman—the servant cleans out the bar in the morning, but I or my wife are always there—I took the half-crown from a shelf—I may have had thirty there—it was not the same shelf where I put the bad half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-policeman,</hi> 599). On 24th May, Mr. Adams gave the prisoner in my charge, with this half-crown—Mrs. Bland gave me this florin and shilling on the 26th, and came to the Mansion-house and identified the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these coins are all bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WEBSTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated their former evidence</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 107).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I gave the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, but did not know it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-613-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—He was further charged with having been before convicted.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HORNE</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">Read. "Central Criminal Court, March 1862.
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-155" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Taylor</persName> convicted on his own confession of uttering counterfeit coin, Confined Nine Months</hi>"—I was present—the prisoner is the person then tried in the name of Taylor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-157" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the prosecutors—the prisoner brought me this order, and said, "I have brought an order from Steward's"(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>; Messrs. Hatton, please forward by bearer six gross of crimson orris lace. Seward and Co.")—I selected six gross, and sent it to the entering-room to be signed for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I give you that order personally?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; you did not take it to a gentleman with dark whiskers at the top of the landing—you went away and said that you would call for the goods—I did not ask you what colours in crimson—when you called again I did not speak to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-158" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am entering-clerk to Hatton and Co. of Newgate-street—I remember part of the goods in question being sent to the entering-room, but being a large amount I went up to the manager to get it signed, and the person who came for them said, "I cannot wait; they had better be sent"—they were sent next day, and were returned, not having been ordered—to the best of my belief the prisoner is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-159" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SEWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a polisher in the Borough—this order is not in my writing—I did not send it, and know nothing of it—the prisoner is a perfect stranger to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was out of a situation, and advertised in the papers; a person named Gleed answered it, and asked me to meet him. he told me he was an agent for trimmings, and asked me to take this order to the warehouse; it was inclosed in an envelope; I presented it to a gentle
<lb/>man at the top of the landing, who told me where to go with it. Gleed said that he had an office in the City, and could get me a very good situation as light porter. He had a person with him who said, "What about that order from Se ward's; we had better send to Hat ton's and get them in; send them one. "I went, and after waiting some time I said that I would not wait, they had better send them, and the goods were sent Gleed is in custody, and if he had been charged with me he would probably have been honest enough to have stated so; we were brought up together at Guildhall with a man named Thompson, who I should like to call.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES COLLINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the prisoner when he called again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, but I did not speak to him; it was half or three-quarters of an hour afterwards—that was on a floor below where the goods would be delivered to him, and not where he ought to receive them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner called</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-160" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi>, (
<hi rend="italic">in custody</hi>). I know the prisoner and Gleed—about two or three months ago I was with you in the City-road, and on another occasion in Tottenham-court-road, in the street, when Gleed gave you an order in an envelope—he said, "Take this order to Hatton's in Newgate-street, and you will get a parcel of goods; they are easy enough to come away, there is only a parcel of boys in the house, and they will ask you no questions at all"—the prisoner said, "Very well. "and he went with the order—Gleed said that he would sell the goods, and the prisoner should have one-third of the proceeds—I was to have the other third I do not know the writing of the order.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of uttering</hi> </rs>. Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his youth, and thinking he had been drawn into it by swindling companions.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the property of
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">Second count,</hi> Feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PLATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Parmenter.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STEPHENS</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Nottingham-place, Commercial-road, and am manager to Mr. Tomkins, of Green-bank saw-mills, St. George's-in-the-East—a house on the premises was occupied by Charles Mead, who was a servant of Mr. Tomkins, with his wife and family—on the evening of the 8th April I had 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold and 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and coppers, which I locked up safely in the till in the office shortly after 6 o'clock—there was about 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of coppers, an Australian sovereign, and a bent half-sovereign among it—I went to the office about half-past 9 next morning, and found Sergeant Dillon there, the till broken open, and the contents abstracted—Parmenter has been a carman in Mr. Tomkins's service off and on for many years, but not continually—I never saw Carey till he was at the police court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How many years has Parmenter been carman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Four or five.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-167" type="surname" value="LANE"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-name-167" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LANE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Tomkins—I had 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of which was in coppers—I closed the till at about 8 o'clock on Wednesday evening, and at half-past 5 next morning was called to the office, and found the drawer broken open, and the money gone—a crossed cheque was left in the drawer—the bent half-sovereign has passed through my hands once or twice; Mr. Stephens gave it to me, and I gave it back to him again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Carey. Q.</hi> What mark is there by which you swear to it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It is bent, and in the bend there is the rim which I noticed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was Parmenter accustomed to take a little drink occasionally?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Sometimes he would break out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-168" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a saddler and harness maker—on the evening of the burglary I saw Parmenter at the corner of Green-bank, about twenty yards from the office—I was coming out of the White Swan, and he asked me whether Brown was inside, meaning the watchman—I said, "No"—he stretched his arms up and said, "I have been on the drink eight or nine days"—I said, "Good night, "and he went away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-169" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am watchman to Mr. Thompson, of Green-bank—on the 28th April I went on duty at 8 in the evening, and left at a little before 11—everthing was then safe—I went into the square to some stables—I went back in half an hour and found the wicket-gate partly open—I bad locked it before I went away—I examined the premises and found the office door broken open—I called out to Mr. Mead, who lives close by, and then found the tills broken open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you known Parmenter some time?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he was sometimes in the habit of breaking out—I lent him sixpence some
<lb/>times—there is a public-house about 100 yards off, the White Swan—I very seldom drank there with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-170" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE VERDON</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Old Gravel-lane, and work for Mr. Morris—on 2d April, at 20 minutes past 10, I saw Parmenter coming down the lane rather fast—I said nothing to him then, but as he was coming back again I said, "Halloa,
<hi rend="italic">Sam</hi>"—he said, "What cheer?" and went on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Does he live not far from there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About eight minutes' walk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant K</hi> 19). On 29th April I examined Mr.</p>
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<p>Tomkins's premises, and found the office door forced open—I compared the marks with this old file, which has been turned into a jemmy, and which I found there with this lantern, and they corresponded in width—there were marks of the handle of it having forced the tills open—I saw Parmenter in High-street, Shadwell, that evening, about 10 o'clock, and went towards him—he saw me coming, and went into the Golden Eagle public-house—I went in at another door, and saw him pay for a pint of stout—he imme
<lb/>diately left, giving the stout to another man, and went down to his lodgings—I followed him into the court-yard, and said, "You seem frightened at seeing me this morning,
<hi rend="italic">Sam"</hi>—he said, "Well, I saw you up at the top when I came down"—I said, "You are all of a shake this morning"—he said, "Well, I do shake, but it is from drink"—I said, "I suppose you have been on the spree all night"—he said, "No, I have not, I had no money; that man you saw me with at the top, gave me twopence to pay the penny I had to pay for a pint of ale; I was in bed very early last night drunk, with my clothes on"—I knew the man to whom he referred—I then left, and on the Monday, about 6 o'clock, I went to his lodging, and found him in bed—I said, "What you told me on Saturday morning I find is not true; you told me you were in bed drunk with, your clothes on, and I have evidence to prove you were elsewhere; how much money have you got in this room?"—he said, "What I have got is in my trousers pocket"—I put my hand into his pocket, and found a crown, a florin, 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 6 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—I said, "Is this all the money you have got?"—he said, "It is all the money I have got here"—I opened a drawer in a chest by the bedside, and found under a piece of paper 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in fourpenny pieces, and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. more—I saw a new white smock on a chair, and said, "You have plenty of money now, you have been buying new things"—he said, "I bought it at the top of the street last night, and gave 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it"—that would be Sunday night—he also said that he bought a new blue shirt at the same time for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. more—I found about twenty pawn tickets—I then said, "I must take you into custody, I dare say you know what it is for"—he said, "I guess what it is"—I said, "You told me on Saturday morning you had not a penny, and now you have been buying new things"—he made no reply—I went to 85, Nor
<lb/>folk-gardens, Shored itch, about 8 o'clock, and found Carey there in bed—I told him I had information that he had got stolen property there—he said, "You will find none here"—I said, "How much money have you got in the room?"—he said, "What I have got is in a purse at the head of the bed "—I found this purse there, containing 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and on the mantel-piece 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper—I said, "Is this all the money you have got here?"—he said, "Yes; that is my money, and whatever you find in the room is mine"—I further searched the bed, and found this purse, containing 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold, among which was this Australian sovereign and this half-sovereign—I said, "Carey, you have got a great deal more money here than what you said you had"—he made no reply—I further searched, and found a puree contain
<lb/>ing three pawn tickets, one relating to a shawl pledged three days before the robbery—I said, "Now you have plenty of money, and you have been buy
<lb/>ing a quantity of new clothes"—he said, "That was pawned when I was out of work"—I also found this skeleton key filed out—I told him I must take him into custody for being concerned with others in breaking into an office and stealing a large sum of money—he made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 135). I accompanied Dillon to Carey's lodging—I found thirty yards of black silk, 5 3/4 yards of black calico, a black coat and trousers, a handkerchief, a pair of stockings, a shirt, a pair</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Carey.</hi> It is false, they are not all new; half-a-dozen of the things I have had for months.—
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> He produced these bills, and said so himself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Careys statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I have had the boots, pair of light trousers, hat, and crinoline some time—I wish them to be given up to my wife, and the pawn tickets—the calico does not belong to me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Carey's Defence.</hi> The money and clothes are what I worked hard for; I have been getting the money together for the last month, because I was going abroad. I never saw this prisoner till I was at the station-house.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">CAREY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650612-615-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been before convicted in August, 1863, to which he</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-615-18650612 t18650612-615-punishment-34"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1865.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Kay,</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Sutherland.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM ROBERT"/>WILLIAM ROBERT SCOBELL</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer, of 14, Billiter-street, City—I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Times,</hi> in consequence of which I called at Mr. Waring's office in the Poultry—I saw him, and two days afterwards I saw the-defendants—Sutherland came first to my office; he said that he came from Mr. Waring's office in consequence of a call from me as to the loan of some money, in reply to an advertisement; that the lady who wished to borrow the money was at Mr. Waring's office, and if I would remain in for half an hour he would bring her round—I asked the nature of the security to save trouble, he said that he believed it was some ground rents or some leases; that the lady was a person of property, and it was very im
<lb/>portant that she should have the money at once; that although he ought not to say it, she would pay any rate of interest, but, unless she had it then and there, she would forfeit a deposit made for the purchase of other pro
<lb/>perty—I said that I would remain in to see her—after that he called again with the prisoner Kay and a somewhat elderly man—Kay said that she had the deeds of the property in her reticule—the elderly man said that she was worth a considerable sum, that she would shortly receive 4,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which was out on mortgage, which they would probably get me to re-invest—they stipulated that the deeds should be given up at once if the money was not advanced immediately, and Kay stipulated that no charge should be made if the money was not advanced—the elder man made the terms as to the advance of the money—they required the amount for four months; either 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. interest was to be charged for the loan of 1501.—I said that without the aid of my solicitor Mr. Baylis, I could not let them have the money; and asked them to meet me at his office at four o'clock; they assented, and I saw them all three outside Mr. Baylis's office at three o'clock—the two prisoners kept the appoint
<lb/>ment, and not the third person—Kay then produced some deeds—I believe these are them—a deed for ground rent was produced first, and then she said that we could have the leases upon which the ground rent was secured</p>
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<p>—Mr. Bayl is asked her whether she had bought the ground and the houses; she said that she had—one of the deeds relative to the lease was not pro
<lb/>duced; Mr. Baylis observed that it would be no security without the other deed—Kay said that it was pledged for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with some one, and that if I liked to release it and let the amount of my advance stand at 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I was at liberty to do so; to which I assented—Mr. Baylis examined her as to whether the houses were empty or tenanted—she said at first that they were let at 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year each, and afterwards that they were empty in conse
<lb/>quence of some dispute about the taxes—the names of the houses were mentioned—Mr. Baylis read over hurriedly some parts of the deeds—Kay said that she used to live down at Weaversfield; I do not know whether she said in one of the houses—I saw the two prisoners again by appointment on Saturday at twelve o'clock at Mr. Baylis's office—I said that we were unable to make the advance that day, and wished for a further appointment—they both insisted on the return of the deeds as time was of importance—Mr. Baylis said that we had gone into the matter and could not return the deeds for the moment—I left before them—next day, Sunday, I went to Sussex—I saw Sutherland at Mr. Baylis's office on the Monday morning—he was there waiting for the deeds—I do not recollect whether that was before or after I went to the Mansion House.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Have you been long in business?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Five years on my own account—I have never heard of the "Cripplegate Loan Discount Company"—I never lost money in this way before—I have known Mr. Baylis three or four years—I had not consulted him about the investment of this money—I had more at my bankers than I cared to keep there, and wished to let some of it out—I have lent money before in a friendly way—I have not charged interest, and I have lent money to customers to secure a sale—I lent 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. less than a week ago, and receive 5 per cent. interest till the sale can go on—I did not charge 45 per cent. to the prisoners, only 30; the money seemed so important to them that I did not think much of charging 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I believed the deeds to be genuine at that time—when a person says that they do not care how much they pay, it is an inducement to charge more—I did not hear what Mr. Baylis was to charge—I saw him write an agreement—I did not take it from Kay when she was taken into custody—I did not say anything before the Magistrate about the taxes being unpaid or the tenants running away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-177" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BAYLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor of 30, Poultry—on 24th February I saw Mr. Scobell about a loan—the defendants came to the office while he was there, about three o'clock—I asked Kay if she was the person who re
<lb/>quired a loan of 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., she said, "Yes"—I asked her the nature of her security—she said a ground rent of 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I asked her for written deeds, and she handed the two deeds already produced—I looked through the assignment and found that it purported to contain a freehold, there being a lease of 29th November, 1861, recited in it—I then asked for a counter
<lb/>part of the lease, which I looked through and then asked for the lease, telling her that as the ground rents had been purchased, the lease and the counterpart should go together—she said that the lease was with a friend, and on my pressing her as to whether any advance had been made on it she said, "Yes, 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I then suggested to the prosecutor that he should in
<lb/>crease his intended advance of 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that the lease might be taken up—I asked her who Mr. Allin, the attestor to both deeds, was; she said he was a retired solicitor, and he prepared the deeds—I told them I would see Mr. Allin—Sutherland then asked me for a receipt for the deeds, which I</p>
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<p>gave him, he read it and handed it to Kay—I looked at the plan on the deed—I asked Kay the names of the tenants—she said that the houses were unoccupied, the tenants having left the previous quarter in consequence of some dispute about the taxes—she said the rents were 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each—they then left, and the same day I wrote to Allin—they came again next day at twelve o'clock—I told them that I had seen Mr. Allin, and that I required some information relative to the title, which Mr. Allin had promised to procure, and that he would explain all to them if they could see him that morning, and they would know where to find him—Kay said, "This is very incon
<lb/>venient; we want the money this morning, and as there appears a great deal of trouble about the matter we had better have the deeds back again"—Mr. Scobell was not present then—I said, "I cannot give up the deeds without the instructions of my client"—they left the room and remained outside the door from three to five minutes—I could not hear them talking outside my room—when they returned, Sutherland said I have arranged with this lady that I should wait for the deeds, and she authorizes you to give them to me—Kay assented to that and left, Sutherland remained—I asked him Miss Kay's address, he said, "Hanwell"—I asked him her Christian name, he said that I appeared very particular about the matter, and said, "My name is Edwin, my address is Boston-road, Hanwell, and I am a builder"—I left my office, leaving him there—I returned about three o'clock with Webb, a detective—I had agreed to see my client before twelve o'clock in the day, and Sutherland waited for the deeds—I then found both the pri
<lb/>soners in my clerk's office—I again told them that I could not give up the deeds without my client's instructions—they were both very violent, and Sutherland said, "We must have our deeds"—I refused to give them up—a tall man. then made his appearance, Kay addressed him and said, "We can
<lb/>not get our deeds"—he said, "Oh, I will lend you the money on the deposit of the deeds"—I still refused to give them up, and he then said, "Well, Miss Kay, I will lend you the money on your I. O. U." and they all left to
<lb/>gether—an appointment was made for them to call on the Monday for the deeds—I went to the Mansion House on Monday afternoon with Mr. Scobell, obtained a warrant and placed it in the hands of Sergeant Webb—I saw nothing of the prisoners after I had been to the Mansion House—I do not know whether Kay kept the appointment on Monday, as I was not there—I was otherwise engaged—a person called three or four days after the warrant was issued and before they were given into custody for the deeds, but I demanded 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long have you been in the pro
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Seven years—I told the person who called that I would give up the deeds on a payment of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I should not have done so, but the officers were looking after the prisoners, and I did not wish the person to know that we were prosecuting the matter further—he only called once—he said, "You have some transactions with Miss Kay"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "What is it you want?"—I said, "My charge"—he said, "How much is that?"—I said, "5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—he said, "That is a heavy sum," and I said, "Let Miss Kay call it 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and that will do"—no one called again—directly I saw the deeds I had suspicions—I did not give them into custody it once because I had not ascertained whether the property was in existence—they called on Friday, and I ascertained that fact on Monday—they did not call after that, we were rather desirous that they should—ground-rent is one of the beat securities—I have not been engaged in lending money for Mr. Scobell—there was a proposal to do so a week ago, but it is not con
<lb/>cluded yet.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you seen a great many of these leases?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A great many—there is not a map on every deed—the map is distinct from the deed if it relates to a large estate, but then it is fully described in the body of the deed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is this plan like other plans which you have seen?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it is on a new piece of parchment, and the deed is on old parchment—I never saw one before without references to roads—the deed is indorsed, "Assignment of ground-rent," and anybody may know that that is unusual, because it is a conveyance and not an assignment—an assignment relates to households—I had my suspicions about the plan because it is drawn out of proportion—the only dimension is thirty feet, and there is 40 feet in front of the houses, and 700 or 800 feet behind, which is most unusual.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM HARDINGE"/>WILLIAM HARDINGE TYLER</persName> </hi>. I live at Franklands, in the parish of Weaversfield, Sussex—mine is a detached house, a mile and a quarter from Hayward's-heath station—I have lived there two years—I purchased it of Mr. Morrison, my son-in-law, on 5th August, 1863, and have the deeds in my pocket which show the title under which I purchased—I know Mr. Coules—his property and mine were once possessed by the same owner, and it all went under the name of Franklands—I am not aware of any
<hi rend="italic">Faulkland
<lb/>villas</hi>—I know of no other villas than those on Mr. Coules's property that are as much as 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I know the inhabitants—I visited my son-in-law there for two years before off and on—I know nothing of Alexandra Kay, a spinster, there, or of George Canfield.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> I suppose some of the villas have not the names painted on them?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> There are some without names—my house is on a separate piece of ground—I have twenty-nine acres on one side, and some on the other—the road divides them—the whole of that portion which is called Franklands belongs to me or to Mr. Coules—there are villas on the part which Mr. Coules has—he purchased his from the same party that Mr. Morrison did about four years ago—there are no houses on any portion of the property except mine and Mr. Coules's, and the little cottage belonging to one of my labourers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-179" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COULES</persName> </hi>. I live at Weaversfield—I purchased some land two years ago of Mr. St. Aubin and Mr. Maltby—I have got my deed—there are only two finished houses on the property known as Franklands; one I live in myself, and the other is unlet—I have lived in mine ever since the date of the conveyance—the other villa has not been let since I have had it—some other buildings were commenced on the ground—I know nothing of Alexander Kay or George Canfield, or of any tenants quitting at the Christ
<lb/>mas quarter—I do not know faulkland-villas.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are there any unfinished buildings on your property?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; thirteen houses were commenced, but the grass has grown over the foundations—I commenced demolishing them—they are called in the deeds Nightingale-villas and Nightingale-grove—the deeds are dated in 1852.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-name-180" type="surname" value="KENWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18650612-name-180" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KENWARD</persName> </hi>. I am the tax collector of Weaversfield, Sussex—I have resided there more than twenty-three years—I know nothing of any Faulkland-villas there—there are only two villas on the property finished, those which have been spoken of by Mr. Coules—I have never collected rates from a person named Kay, or known such a person as the owner of property there—I do not know George Canfield as the owner of property there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> May a person have ground-rents, and yet not pay taxes?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; the owner would be in the rate-book.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-181" type="given" value="JOHN DOWN"/>JOHN DOWN GORDON</persName> </hi>. I am a piano-forte maker, of 6, Eldon-street, Fins
<lb/>bury—I went to Rosebank-cottage, Hendon, last year—I saw Kay there—shew as called Miss Scott, and occupied the house with a person who called himself Alexander Kay—I heard him addressed by that name—I have seen him more than once, and knew him by that name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long were you acquainted with the Kay family?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Seven or eight months—a Mr. Davis was present at our introduction, but he called himself Dean—I have been a piano
<lb/>forte maker 21 years—I was in treaty with Miss Kay's brother-in-law for some timber at Rose-bank—it was cut down for me, but I did not take it away because it was represented to me as lime tree for piano-forte keys, and it was a different wood—I never treated to buy any part of the land—I saw the trees before they were cut down—I have not heard the gardener at Rose-bank address the female prisoner as Miss Kay—I have not said, "Good night, Miss Kay"—it is not her brother, but her brother-in-law who is named Kay—Mr. Scobell asked me to give evidence—he went to see a piece of land at Weaversfield about which Mr. Harvey let me in for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by introducing me to Alexander Kay—I have not taken proceedings—it is only lately that I have known it—I sold a pony to Alexander Kay, and received a bill for it—I drew the bill on him—it was not paid—I never sent the pony—the bill is in my hands now—I gave him 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cash, and was to send him the pony, but I had doubts and did not—the bill was for 59
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I took it up myself—I have known Captain Logan about a month—I had no bills with him—he was transported, he robbed me of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are Dean and Harvey distinct persons?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I first found out that Harvey was Dean; I have understood that Alexander Kay is Honeyman—I have never had my 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. back, but I saved my pony—I saw Sutherland at Rose-bank Cottage, Hanwell—no one was with him; became to say that the bill would be paid at maturity.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is Sutherland's lather a large iron
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> His name is Guest, I do not know what he is.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-182" type="given" value="JAMES ROWE"/>JAMES ROWE HEARD</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Cripplegate Loan and Discount Society, Limited—In January, 1861, they advanced 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to a person named Honey man, on security of the conveyance of a piece of land, of which these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the two deeds—in July 1861 I advanced a further sum of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the security of a third deed—application was after
<lb/>wards made to me for a third advance, and I went down to Weaversfield with the female prisoner, and Alexander Honeyman and his wife, David Low, and the secretary to the company—we travelled by railway to Hayward's Heath, and driving in a carriage to Franklands, about three miles—it was at Mr. Tyler's and Coules's place—we talked over the further advance, walked over the land, and I said to the female prisoner, "Now point out to me the identical piece of land which this deed refers to"—a piece of waste land on the side of the road was pointed out, and I exclaimed against the apparent inadequate value of the consideration money expressed on the deed—I said, "You appear to have had a great many transactions with Mary Ann Scott; who is she?"—she said, "Well, she is a lady who has a great deal of property, and she buys estates and chops them up, sells them again, and makes a large profit; I have sold her an estate"—I said, "It is manifest that the considera
<lb/>tion money is fully beyond the value of the land, and I shall report to the company as to a further advance—the female prisoner could hear Honey-man's statement; we were all close together and dined together—she said nothing—no further advance was made—we never got back our money—</p>
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<p>she addressed Mrs. Honeyman as her sister—we dined in a cottage on the estate, but we mutually agreed that our company was not agreeable to each other, and we got into different carriages and separated—it was not until this case that I became aware that the same person who signed that deed signed "Alexandra Kay."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Is Mr. Alexander Honeyman in Whitecross-street?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, we did not feel justified in prosecuting him. (
<hi rend="italic">The deeds were here partly read, one of which referred to land at Dogfleet Common.</hi>) I have been down but cannot find any land referring to that deed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sutherland received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-187" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DALLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a potman, and live at Blandford Mews, Mary-le-bone—on Whit Monday I saw the prisoner and the deceased together—they were both in liquor—I heard them call one another liars, and the deceased said that he would box McCoy—McCoy said, "Very well, if you can box, I will box you, "and asked him to give him time to go up stairs and change his boots, and then he would come back and fight him—the deceased took off his things to prepare for fighting, sat down on a door step, and waited till the prisoner returned—they then shook hands, and Webb said, "We will fight fair"—they fought four rounds, and after that I took Webb away, and helped to take him into No. 1. Baker's-court—he complained of his arms being paralysed, and his neck, so that he could not move them—I saw no foul blow struck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When the prisoner said, "I will go in and change my boots first, "what had he on?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> great heavy pair, and he came back with a lighter and older pair—I did not see anybody put his foot on Webb, but something was said about it—I did not hear the prisoner say, "Webb, why should we fight, we have been neighbours together from childhood?"</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-188" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WEBB</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Slade's-buildings, Blandford-mews—I am the deceased brother—he was between forty-five and forty-six years of age—I was fetched from my work on Whit Monday, and found him fighting with the prisoner in Blandford-mews—they fell down together twice—I helped to carry him to a house—he was quite paralysed, and had lost the use of his arms—I went and put my tools away and then took him to Middlesex Hospital, where he died at ten minutes past 5 next morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were your brother and the prisoner always friends from childhood?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, they lived near together—they had worked together for the last eight or nine months, and seemed good friends.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did he say something to you about having fallen from a ladder?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, but somebody did—if he had fallen from a ladder some time before, excitement would not produce paralysis.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-190" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED LANG</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, East-street, Manchester-square—on Whit Monday afternoon, between 4 and 5 o'clock, I was in my shop, and saw the prisoner and the deceased drinking opposite my shop—they were old friends—an old gentleman came out of the public-house, and the deceased was larking with him—the prisoner stood up by the side of a wall, and I saw them give the old gentleman some sweet-stuff—the prisoner said, "Do not"—the deceased said, "Do not tease the old gentleman"—they led him down the court, and the deceased came back and said, "What did you see me do?"—the prisoner called him a liar—Webb said, "I am not a liar"—they agreed to box—Webb changed his clothes and said he meant to fight it out to settle it—he went into the Mews to change his boots, and I said, "Do not fight Webb,"—he went and shook hands with the prisoner and said, "We will fight here, and fight fair"—I saw them have four rounds—they fell very heavily, and Webb had his right arm round McCoy's neck—the fight lasted five or six minutes—the deceased was paralysed when he was picked up—they fell on one another—they could not help it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When was this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It was the first round that he took him round the neck—they had hugged each other before, and had falls—it was not the act of McCoy—they were struggling together—Webb was trying to throw McCoy, he slipped and they fell together.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you say that the deceased stooped to pick his hat up, and fell on the kerb?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He fell close to the kerb—I had seen him fall from one of the blows previously—but he was so far intoxicated that he was hardly able to walk—the last I saw of him was, he went down the turning facing the Eagle.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you know the deceased well?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he told me on Sunday, that he had been in the habit of wearing a truss for some time, as he was ruptured, and could not pass his water, but that he had left it off for about a week, and he believed that was the cause of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650612-name-195" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RING</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of Kilburn—I was called to see the deceased, about 10 o'clock on Sunday morning—he was sitting on the side of his bed—I examined him, and found him suffering from some injury from the abdomen—I found that he had been suffering from a rupture, and I imagined it might be from that, but there was no hernia—I passed a catheter, and found there was no water in the bladder, only blood—I called in another surgeon, and we were at quite a loss to know what was the matter—the man died that night—I made a
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> If a man had been in the habit of wearing a truss and suddenly left it off, and got excited by drink, would that cause it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; rupture has nothing to do with the bladder, but if he had been drink
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Might drinking and then falling against a stone or a kerb do it?
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