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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>HALE, MAYOR.</p>
<p>ELEVENTH SESSION, HELD SEPTEMBER 18TH, 1865.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
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<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ORRIDGE, ESQ.</persName> </p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>BUTTERWORTHS, 7, FLEET STREET,</p>
<p>Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, September 18th, 1865, and following days.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-5" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SHEE</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Queen's Bench; Sir
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-6" type="given" value="FRANCIS GILLERY"/>FRANCIS GILLERY PIGOTT</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Barons of Her Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-7" type="given" value="MONTAGUE"/>MONTAGUE SMITH</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-8" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., and
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-10" type="given" value="RUSSELL"/>RUSSELL GURNEY</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,;
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-12" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ABBISS</persName> </hi>, Esq.,;
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-14" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Esq., MP.,; and
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-15" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-16" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q.C., M.P., Common Serjeant of the said City; 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="t18650918-name-17" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>. Esq. Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-18" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BESLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq. Alderman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-19" type="given" value="SEPTIMUS"/>SEPTIMUS DAVIDSON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-20" type="given" value="HENRY DE"/>HENRY DE JERSEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HALE, MAYOR. ELEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, September</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-22" type="given" value="JOSEPH JOHN"/>JOSEPH JOHN BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a bill discounter, at 8, St. Benet's-place, City—I first knew the prisoner some six months before this transaction—about 24th March he called at my office; we were on pretty friendly terms at that time, and he said, "Brown, here is a bill that I think you may take; it is an order which Mr. Preece, the acceptor of the bill, has received from some steam-boat company for bottled beer; I can't carry it out, not having the money, unless I get the bill discounted; there is about 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. profit on it to me; if you will take 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of it, write me out the cheque"—in answer to that I said, not knowing the acceptor, and having one or two little things, running with him at that time, I would not take it without some further knowledge—he then said, "Well, Mr. Preece, the acceptor, is a young man, and not long established in business, but he has a brother, Mr. W. Preece, at Southampton, a civil engineer, a highly respectable man; he keeps an account at the Hampshire Banking Company, and if I get his endorsement on the bill, will you then take it?"—I then said, "Believing what you say, to be true, I will take it"—at that time he showed me this bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it had the acceptor's name, G. Preece, on it as it is now; it was endorsed by the prisoner at that time—the name, W. D. Preece, was not on it then—about two days afterwards the prisoner came to me, and said he had sent the bill to Southampton, and had received it back that morning—he produced it to me, with the endorsement, W. D. Preece, on it—I then drew this cheque for 183
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and gave it to the prisoner—the bill became due, it was pre
<lb/>sented in the ordinary way, and it has never been paid—I have not been able to find the endorser—I afterwards received these two letters from the pri
<lb/>soner—there are no dates to any of his letters—there is one letter here which would be written about a fortnight after the date of the bill—I saw the</p>
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<p>prisoner several times after the bill became due; he wrote to me, and I afterwards saw him personally, and he told me that Mr. W. D. Preece was dead, and I need not trouble myself about it, but he would go down to South-ampton, and see the executors, and I should be recouped the money—I can't say in whose handwriting the W. D. Preece is—(
<hi rend="italic">Two letters from the prisoner to Mr. Brown were put in and read, the first stating that Mr. W. D. Preece had died on the day the bill became due, and the second, asking him to send a copy of the bill of Preece's to him at the Railway Hotel, Southamton, and that Mr. Preece, the acceptor, had had</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">out of the bill</hi>)—(
<hi rend="italic">Bill read</hi>:) "March 24th, 1865. Bill for 190
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., drawn by Henry Wilshin, Accepted by G. Preece, endorsed by Henry Wilshin. W. D. Preece" the cheque I gave to the prisoner was returned paid through my bankers—the prisoner endorsed it—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a letter I wrote in answer to the second letter he wrote to me—it was returned to me through the dead-letter office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You have known the prisoner about six months, you say?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About that—I met him at the house of some friends—I had a bill transaction with him somewhere about a month afterwards—I live at Moulsey, and he lives at Thames Ditton—he mentioned a bill one morning in the train, and I negociated a bill for him—I have had about five transac
<lb/>tions with him in all—the total amount of business done for him was 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and the total amount of interest 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—50 per cent, was not the general rate of interest—I did not charge him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for changing a cheque; he would per
<lb/>sist in paying me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the cheque; no charge was made—50 per cent is not my ordinary rate of interest—I went to Paris for a week with the pri
<lb/>soner and my father-in-law—I think it was in Easter week—I also went for a day's shooting with him—I think that was after the first bill had been dis
<lb/>counted, but before anything was irregular—we each paid our own expenses, but I think I paid his because he had a cheque from me for 160
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the same day we went, and I have not been paid yet—at the last moment he said, "I can't go with you; I have been disappointed in two or three cheques," and the end of it was that I let him have 180
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the bills were not drawn to cover expenses as well as other things—the business transactions had no
<lb/>thing to do with the Paris trip—I really do not know what the prisoner is; he was supposed to have something like 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year, and he afterwards took a place at 8, St. Helen's-place, on the second-floor, and settled himself as a commission agent—my offices were on the first-floor there—he asked me if I knew a place for an office—he told me he was not doing anything then—he said he should like an office, and he took this place at a rent of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—his wife has 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year, and at that time I believed he had 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Have you ever been paid a farthing on this bill in question?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; the first bill was paid—some were paid regularly—out of the 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of bills I have discounted, I should think about 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. has been paid; I am a loser of 430
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-detective</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody about 12, on 8th June, in Moorgate-street—I told him I was an officer, and I was going to arrest him for forging and uttering a bill of exchange for 190
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and that the name he had forged was Mr. Preece, of Southampton—he said it was not a forgery; Mr. Preece had died the very day the bill became due, how could Mr. Brown say it was a forgery when the man was dead?—he said there were several Mr. Preeces at Southampton—he mentioned four—I took a note of the names—he said, "There is a Mr.</p>
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<p>G. E. Preece, a Mr. W. E. Preece, and a Mr. G. W. D. Preece, and a Mr. A. Preece"—he said the two former were brothers, and the two latter were brothers; but otherwise they were no relations—he said that the Mr. Preece who died lived at Wolston, near Southampton, he was the brother of the one who had endorsed the bill—I took him into custody—I went after
<lb/>wards to Southampton, and endeavoured to find a person named Preece—I found a Mr. William Henry Preece, a civil engineer; he is here—I was not able to find any other Mr. Preece there—I went to Wolston, which is a little village across the water; I could not find any Mr. Preece there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Where did you go to inquire?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> At Wolston I went to the police-station, to the post-office, the registrar's, and to the Floating
<lb/>bridge Company, who convey passengers across—there is a Directory at Southampton—I have not got it here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you make inquiries at Southampton as well as Wolston?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; at every place I could think of.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-24" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY PREECE</persName> </hi>. I am a civil engineer, and reside at 15, East-park-terrace, Southampton—I have a brother, a Mr. George Preece, at 16, Abingdon street, Westminster, and I have another brother, John Richard Preece, who lives also in London—I know of no other Mr. Preece but myself living at Southampton—I keep an account with the Hampshire Banking Company at Southampton—this signature, W. D. Preece, on this bill is not my endorsement, or written by my authority; I know nothing of it—I have no relative of the name of W. D. Preece.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> That is not your own name?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; my other brother is in London—I believe he is not here to-day—I have referred to the Southampton Directory.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> And notwithstanding that, you know of no other Mr. Preece there?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I never saw the prisoner before this.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-25" type="given" value="FREDERICK JOHN"/>FREDERICK. JOHN HOOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to the Hampshire Banking Company—the last witness, Mr. Preece, keeps an account at our bank—no other Mr. Preece keeps an account there—I do not know any other Mr. Preece at Southampton or Wolston.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-26" type="given" value="JAMES CAVALIER"/>JAMES CAVALIER PRINCE</persName> </hi>. I am registrar of births and deaths in the district including Wolston and Southampton—I have lived in that neighbourhood thirty years—I never heard of but one Mr. Preece there; that is Mr. William Henry Preece, who is here—I have got the registry of the deaths—I have searched there for the death of a Mr. W. D. Preece; there is no such name in the books.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you registrar for the whole of Southampton?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I am registrar of four parishes round there, and the east part of South
<lb/>ampton.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-27" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PREECE</persName> </hi>. I have offices at 16, Abingdon-street—I am the acceptor of this bill—I know nothing whatever of the endorsement, W. D. Preece—that was not on it when I accepted it—I have been sued on the bill—I was not able to pay it—it was purely an acommodation bill—I had no order for bottled beer which I could not execute without this bill being discounted—there was no transaction at all between me and the prisoner—I know nothing of any such person as W. D. Preece.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you never hear of William Duncan Preece?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The prisoner told me once be had a cousin named George Duncan Preece, that was at the end of last year I think; a letter addressed to him at the Railway Hotel, Southampton, came to me by mistake, it first went to my brother and he sent it on to me—the prisoner is not related to me at all</p>
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<p>—I think I have some letters in which the prisoner mentions the name of George Duncan Preece—I was sued within a week after the bill becoming due—I was arrested on the judgment at the end of a fortnight and placed in Whitecross-street—I remained there a month altogether—Mr. Brown made no application to me during that time about Mr. Preece at South
<lb/>ampton—I received no money on the bill—I had a written indemnity from the prisoner holding me harmless—I had had money from him on a previous smaller bill at the beginning of the year, that was unpaid—there was a bill outstanding on which he was liable and I too—I never saw Mr. Brown till I saw him at Basinghall-street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is it true that you had 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out of the proceeds of this bill?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; it was long before that—I never saw George Duncan Preece.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How came you to communicate with the prisoner about this letter?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because his address was on the letter, it professed to come to him—he said that George Duncan Preece married his cousin—this (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) is the letter he wrote me on the subject.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Protection, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MET
<lb/>CALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I said, "Yes; but it is a large amount, what do you want it for?"—he said, "I am going to pay my partner, we are going to dissolve partnership, and I want the money"—I said, "What are you going to give me as security?"—he said, "I will give you the lease of my house, when can I have it?—I said, "I will go up stairs and see if I can let you have it now, and if so I will let you know"—I went and got the money ready, had it counted out, and said, "Harry, that is the money," and he said, "And that is the lease of my house, "giving me this document (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) wrapped up in a piece of thin paper, and an I O U for the amount—I should not have parted with that amount of money, if I had not believed that was the lease of his house—he was to pay me 5 per cent, interest; he paid the interest for two years—I found out what this document was about four months wince—I then discovered that it was an old lease, dated in 1833—I went to him and told him of it, and he said, "Oh, my God, you have found me out"—I said, "Yes. you had better see about settling it, what are you going to do?"—he said, "All right, Bob, you shan't lose, I will make it right, come on old boy, come and have a glass of ale."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long after that did you take these proceedings?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About ten days after—I saw Mr. Badcock, his father-in-law before that—I asked him if he knew about this transaction, he said he had heard of it—I asked him if he would give me a bill for the amount, or the money, or the lease, for his son-in-law; if he had, I would not have taken proceedings—I did not see his mother—they have lived there some time—the mothers</p>
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<p>first husband kept a baker's shop, the prisoner carried it on a little while I believe—he told me he was a bankrupt, that was a month before this—I said, "What am I to do about this lease"—he said, "Oh, never mind that, Bob, don't say anything about that"—I did not fold up the I O U with the lease—I did not see his mother bring down the lease—I went to his house to say I had got the money ready, and he brought the lease after me to my house—I did not see his mother there—the I 0 U was shoved under the string on the top of the lease which was tied up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did the prisoner himself bring you the lease?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; he told me, when I went to him to say I had got the wrong lease, that he had sold the real lease to his father-in-law.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-31" type="surname" value="BADCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-31" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA BADCOCK</persName> </hi>. I have lately been married to Mr. Badcock—I remem
<lb/>ber my son, the prisoner, borrowing the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of Mr. Snell—I said, "What security are you going to give him"—he said, "I think the lease of the house, mother"—he asked me to fetch him down the lease—I went upstairs to my iron safe, opened it, took out what I thought was the identical lease, the then existing lease, brought it down and handed it to my son, at that time the other lease was in the same chest with several others—I kept the key of that chest; we found out that it was the wrong lease, I should think, very nearly two years afterwards—my son was a bankrupt at that time—I think it was about May or June of this year, that he filed his petition—I think it must have been last year that I found it was the wrong lease—I was look
<lb/>ing over other papers and found the existing lease, and I brought it down and said, "Mr. Snell must have got the wrong lease"—the existing lease was afterwards sold to Mr. Badcock, he was not aware of this transaction—my son was not aware that Mr. Snell had the wrong lease up to the time I found it out, nor was I.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> When you found the existing lease you told your son of it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; I did not tell my husband—it was regularly sold to him—I knew of it—I did not tell him that my son had borrowed money on it, it was not a fraud—the old lease was not wrapped up at all—I did not open it—I felt quite confident I was giving the real lease.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> You knowing that money had been borrowed on that lease, were a party to your son getting money from your husband for it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, a mother will do a great deal for her son—I was not aware at that time that I was doing wrong.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-32" type="surname" value="BADCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-32" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BADCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am the father-in-law of the prisoner—I hold the existing lease of the house in Barking-churchyard; it was made over to me on 19th December, 1864—it was pledged for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I paid that for the redemption of the lease—Mr. Mussett owed me 450
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and I think I handed him two securities for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the lease—he was very much pressed by his creditors at that time—if he had had time I think he would have cleared his way—I knew nothing at all of the deposit of the previous lease until the prosecutor spoke of it to me—I declined to pay the money myself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Do you know when the lease was pledged?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> The date is on the back of it or inside, 14th November, 1864</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The following Prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>:—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 7
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650918-829-offence-1 t18650918-name-40"/>Zuse Joel</persName> his master.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18650918-829-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-829-18650918 t18650918-829-punishment-4"/>Confined Eight Months.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, September</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARTON</hi> conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-43" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL HEALEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F</hi> 111). I took the prisoner—she said, "I know I uttered them, I did not know they were bad—I merely took the two women in to treat them"—she handed me two purses, one containing one shilling and a penny good money, and the other nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-44" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these coins are both bad and from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-830-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">She</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**
<hi rend="italic">to being convicted of a like offence in April, 1862.
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<p>831.
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<interp inst="def1-831-18650918" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-831-18650918" type="age" value="30"/>
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<interp inst="def1-831-18650918" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JOHNSON</hi> (30)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18650918-831-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-46" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-46" type="surname" value="BRENNAN"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-46" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BRENNAN</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Black-horse, Deaman-street, Whitechapel—on Tuesday night, 5th September, about a quarter to 9 o'olock, the prisoner came for a glass of ale and a cigar, which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he gave me a bad crown—I gave it to Mr. Seaborne.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-47" type="surname" value="SEABORNE"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-47" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER SEABORNE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Black-horse—I received a crown from the last witness, in the club-room up stairs—I found it was bad, went down stairs, and said to the prisoner, "Are you aware that you have uttered a counterfeit crown?"—hi said, "No, I know the man I had it from, I will fetch him"—I said, "You had better remain, and I will fetch some one at the same time"—I sent for a policeman, and pushed the door to, to prevent the prisoner's escape; but a
<hi rend="italic">customer</hi> came in and he rushed out—I followed him, took him, and gave him in custody with the crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did I run out, or was I pushed out at the door?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> You made a bolt—you said you were a costermonger, and took the crown in the market.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-48" type="surname" value="BARNARD"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-48" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARNARD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, H</hi> 191). The prisoner was given into my custody with the crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-49" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This crown is bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am a costermonger, I took this crown and had no idea it was bad; I was pushed out at the door.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-831-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-831-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with having been convicted of a like offence in October</hi>, 1864.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-50" type="surname" value="KNOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-50" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KNOTT</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G</hi> 51). I produce a certificate—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>:</p>
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<p>"William Harper,
<hi rend="italic">Convicted October, 1864, of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—Confined Nine Months</hi>")—I was present—the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-51" type="surname" value="LOCKYER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-51" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LOCKYER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Gaoler</hi>). That certificate refers to the prisoner—I was here when he was sentenced—I knew him well before that
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>832.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL CUMMINGS</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18650918-832-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18650918-832-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-832-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COLERIDGE</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-53" type="surname" value="POHL"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM POHL</persName> </hi>. I assist my father, who keeps the Crooked Billit, 120, Globe-road—on Saturday evening, 9th September, the prisoner came into the bar and asked for a pint of half-and-half—he offered me a florin—I told him it was bad, and asked him if he had any more about him—he said, "Yes, I have just got change for half a sovereign, take it out of this"—he pulled out 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and threw them on the counter—they were all bad—I gave them to the policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-54" type="surname" value="PAWSEY"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-54" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC PAWSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 485). I took the prisoner, and received this florin and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Pohl—I found on the prisoner these two other florins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,) and in another pocket 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-55" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These four shillings first produced are bad—three of them are from one mould—these three florins are bad, and all from one mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I changed a half-sovereign and they must have given me the money; I was intoxicated."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-56" type="surname" value="POHL"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM POHL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). The prisoner was drunk, but I think he knew what he was about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-832-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-832-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH SMITH</hi> (13)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-58" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-58" type="surname" value="COLERIDGE"/>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-59" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-59" type="surname" value="BENSKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-59" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BENSKIN</persName> </hi>. I keep a shop at Hounslow—about eight weeks ago the prisoner came for half-a-pound or butter, which came to 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and she gave me a shilling—I gave it to her to take to a beer-shop to be tried—she brought it back—I afterwards returned it to her, as it was bad, and she paid me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did she actually show you where they had bent it?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-60" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-60" type="surname" value="HENVILLE"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-60" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA HENVILLE</persName> </hi> I live with my mother, who keeps a grocer's shop at Hounslow—the prisoner came some time in July—I cannot remember what she asked for, but she gave me a bad shilling—I returned it to her—about a week afterwards she came again, and tendered me a shilling—I tried it with my teeth, and gave it back to her—I cannot say whether it was the one that she tendered to me before—I have been in the habit of supplying her with things.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> For more than twelve months?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, she was sometimes employed in buying grocery for people.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-61" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-61" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-61" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE JONES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Jones, a beer-shop keeper, of Hounslow—on 3rd August, the prisoner came in with a can for a pot of fourpenny ale—she gave me a shilling, and I gave her 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out—shortly after she was gone, I gave it to my husband and found it was bad—two days afterwards she came again for a pot of sixpenny ale, and gave me a bad shilling, I told her it was bad; she said, "My aunt gave it to me," and that she lived with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Francis, in the Bath-road—my husband detained her.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-62" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-62" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JONES</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—on Saturday night, August 5th, the prisoner came in, and my wife handed me a shilling—I said that it was bad, and told her to keep the girl—I gave the shilling to the policeman, with another which my wife gave me on the 3rd—the aunt came and offered me good money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-63" type="surname" value="GANT"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-63" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH GANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi> 217). On 5th August, Mr. Jones handed me these two shillings in the prisoner's presence—she said that her aunt gave them to her—I took her in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-64" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>834.
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<hi rend="italic">and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARTON</hi> conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-67" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-67" type="surname" value="FLATMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-67" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH FLATMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Holmon Flatman, who keeps the Portland Stores, Upper Marylebone-street—on 7th August, the prisoners came in, and Cosman called for a pint of sixpenny ale, and gave me a bad shilling—I told her it was bad, and took the ale away—she said, "A gentle-man gave it to me in the street"—she wished me to give it to her, and she would give me a good one, but I refused—she said, "I met this woman accidentally in the street, and brought her in to treat her—Edwards said, she was a respectable married woman, with two children, and came in accidentally with her—Cosman said that she was a prostitute—I gave them in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-68" type="surname" value="FRANCIS"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FRANCIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, R</hi> 324). I was E 35 at this time—I took the prisoners and received these shillings—they were searched, and this good shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was found on Cosman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-69" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-69" type="surname" value="HEALEY"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-69" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA HEALEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Francis Healey, manager to Mrs. Boylston, of the Scotch-stores, Long-acre—on 2nd June I was single, and was living with Mrs. Boylston, my mother—Cosman came in that day, for a glass of port wine, which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a florin—I told her it was bad, and passed it to my mother—I took the wine away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-70" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-70" type="surname" value="BOYLSTON"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-70" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BOYLSTON</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness—on 22nd July, she gave me a bad florin, and I took hold of Cosman and said that I should lock her up, which I did, and put the florin on the mantelpiece.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-71" type="given" value="JOB"/>JOB LAMBERT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, F</hi> 14). I took Cosman, and produce the florin—she said that she had received it from a friend—I asked her who her friend was—she said that she did not like to say, but he was a married man, and she was a prostitute—she had 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, good money—she gave her name Amelia Bishop—she was remanded for a week and discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-72" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-72" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH GOVIER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Govier, who keeps the Tavistock Arms, Great Russell-street, Bloomsbury—on 24th May, Cosman came for a glass of ale, it came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she gave me a florin—I told her it was bad, she said she received it from a gentleman—I gave it to my husband, who gave her in custody—I took the ale back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-73" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GOVIER</persName> </hi>. My wife gave me a bad florin, in Cosman's presence—I gave her in custody with the florin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-74" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-74" type="given" value="GOLDEN"/>GOLDEN PALMER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi> 134). I took Cosman on 24th May, in the name of Elizabeth Smith, and received this bad florin—she was taken to Bow-street, remanded, and discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-75" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-75" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BOYLSTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). Here is my mark on this florin—I am sure it is the same.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-77" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH FREEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Augustus Freeman, who keeps the Essex Serpent, King-street, Covent-garden—on 7th January, Edwards and a woman who is not here, came for some gin and peppermint—Edwards gave me a bad shilling—I put it in the till and gave her change—after they left Mr. Gaze came in, and I found it was bad—I put it on a shelf and gave it to the prosecutor—Mr. Gaze afterwards picked it out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-78" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WOHLMAN</persName> </hi>. I was in the service of Mr. Boleno, of Garrick-street, Covent-garden—on 11th January a woman, neither of the prisoners, came for half an ounce of tobacco, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I gave her a sixpenny piece and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—a policeman came in, and Mr. Gaze gave him the shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-79" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FROST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, F.</hi> 126) On 11th January Mr. Gaze spoke to me, and I saw Edwards and another woman, who is not here, going into different public-houses—the other woman went into Boleno's, and I took her in custody—she said the shilling was given to her by a gentleman in the street—she gave the name of Johnson—6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on her—she was taken to Bow-street—remanded and discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GORDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, G.</hi> 33) On 31st March, I was on duty in St. Martin's-street, in plain clothes, and saw Edwards with a man named Moor, and a woman named James—I followed them to the Opera Tavern, Haymarket, and saw the man hand 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to James in Edwards' presence—James went into the Opera Tavern—I watched her and saw the landlady return something to her, which I could not see—I afterwards saw them at a public house at the corner of Oxenden-street—I went in—James slipped two shillings off the counter, and this bad shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) dropped between them—I took them all in custody, and at Marlborough-street Police Court they were remanded and discharged—I afterwards went to Mrs. Harrison, and showed her the shilling I picked up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Edwards. Q.</hi> Did not you come into the public-house at the corner of Oxenden-street with the female you are connected with, and say, "Oh my lady, I will have you before the night is out?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-81" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Harrison, who keeps the Opera Tavern—on 31st March the woman came in followed by Gordon—James asked for 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of rum, and gave me a bad shilling—I bent it with my teeth, threw it on the counter, and she said "For what I have drank I will give you 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—the policeman brought me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which I identified as the one I had bent—the woman had taken it away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-82" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins and four shillings are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cosmans Defence.</hi> The 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece went all round the bar, and I do not think it is the same.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Edwards' Defence.</hi> I believe all the witnesses have spoken the truth, except Michael Gordon. It is a dreadful thing that a man who has been</p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-834-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARTON</hi> conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">The Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-84" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-84" type="surname" value="KENNY"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-84" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER KENNY</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, at 6, Blue Anchor-yard, York-street, Westminster—on 11th August, about half-past 10 in the morning, I was at the door of a public-house and the prisoner spoke to me—he said, "Go and get me a quarter of a pound of cheese, and I will wait till you come back"—he showed me the shop and gave me a half-crown—I went to the shop—Mr. Morrell gave me the cheese—I gave him the half crown—he tried it and it broke—I gave him a description of the prisoner—I was in the shop about an hour talking to Mr. Morrell—after then I went out with the cheese, and went to the Blue Anchor to see if I could see him, but he was not there—I saw a man who is not here, but did not give him the cheese—he spoke to me about it—I went that day with a policeman to a house—I saw the prisoner and his wife—the constable said, "Is that the man," and I said "Yes"—I had seen him before, and his wife and also the other man, but I never saw him with the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was not the man who spoke to you about the cheese under an archway?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No—it was another man—I was not under an archway—I was not to have anything for doing this—I told the policeman that a dark man gave me the half-crown—that was so—when the policeman fetched me to the prisoner's house, he said, "That is the man who gave you the half-crown"—I said, "Yes"—he said at once I never saw you, and never gave you the half-crown—no one was in the room but the prisoner, his wife, the policeman, and myself—the prisoner was reading a song book and cracking walnuts—I had not told the policeman anything before he took me to the prisoner's house—I told them at the butter shop that the man who gave me the half-crown was a dark man; and I told the policeman as well.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Was the prisoner dressed as he is now?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I told Mr. Morrell he had a dark coat on, and that he had no whiskers—when I got to the prisoner's house he had a flannel jacket on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> At what time was that?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> One o'clock in the day—I did not know the prisoner by name, only by sight—I also knew the other man by sight who spoke to me—Mr. Morrell did not ask me a great many questions—he went out for a policeman, and I waited till he came back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-85" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MORRELL</persName> </hi>. I keep a cheesemonger's shop—on 11th August this little girl came for a quarter of a pound of cheese, and gave me a half
<lb/>crown—I tested it and broke a piece off it—it was bad—she gave me a description of a youngish looking man, with a long dark coat and dark cap, and without any beard or moustache; and I think she said he had a broad chin—I detained her, sent for a policeman, and went outside the door and looked for the man—about a quarter of an hour after the girl came I saw the prisoner pass the shop and look in very hard—he was dressed in a long dark coat and a cap—he went to the cow-yard—I saw him again half an hour afterwards with another man—I went out, met a constable, and then sent the girl out with the cheese—I saw the man who I had seen with the prisoner go and speak to her—I am quite certain of him—the constable</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long was the girl in your shop?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Rather over an hour—I was standing looking over the window, and the prisoner was outside on the kerb——he looked hard in—I believe I said so before—I saw the prisoner and the other man go to the cow-yard, but did not see them part—the prisoners wife had been in my shop at eight o'clock that morning to make purchases, and she came in while the little girl was there—you can go to Orchard-street from my place in two minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Could the girl see anybody who went pass?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I secreted her—I gave the policeman the description that was given to me, but did not name anybody to him—I did not know the prisoner's name—I only knew him by sight—I have seen him and his wife frequently at my shop, and have seen her waiting while he has made a purchase.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-86" type="surname" value="KOCH"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-86" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KOCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, B.</hi> 312) On 11th August, between twelve and one o'clock, Morrell spoke to me and gave me this half-crown—I found the little girl Kenny at her residence and took her to 6, Union-place, in consequence of a description I had—the prisoner was there, and I asked her, in his presence, whether she knew that man—she said, "Yes, that is the man who gave me a half-crown to get him a quarter of a pound of Dutch cheese—I said to the prisoner, "
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi>, I shall take you in custody for uttering counterfeit coin"—he asked the girl whether she was certain he was the man that gave her the half-crown, and told her to make quite sure whether it was him or not—he asked her several times, and she adhered to her statement that he was the man—he said that he had been in the Broadway that morning—I told him that I had seen him there, and that he had been home more than an hour reading a song book—he was dressed as he is now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did be say that he had been on the Broadway two hours or an hour?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> He said, "I have been in the Broadway and you saw me there"—he said that he had been at home an hour—he did not say he had been at home two hours reading a book—I said to the girl, "Do you know that man?"—I did not say, "Is not that the man?"—she recognized him directly—I have been on that beat, and have called the prisoner up at five o'clock several times to his work three months ago—I have left the bent two months—I searched the room, but found no bad money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> What time did you take the prisoner?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Between twelve and one—I saw him in the Broadway about ten o'clock—he then wore a long black coat, rather roughish, a black hat, and dark trousers and shoes—I did not look in the room for a black coat—he was dressed and reading a book when I went in.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1865</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The following prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>:—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 1,600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. the moneys of the
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PEARCE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-98" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-98" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EATON</persName> </hi>. I live at Vauxhall—I am in the employ of Mr. E. T. Smith, the proprietor of Cremorne-gardens, and have been so for four or five years; it is part of my duty to attend to the glass lustres—I employed the prisoner to assist me for one fortnight—his duties were to clean the lustres and to put them in a proper state to put up—they were cleaned in a room on the premises—I can positively speak to these lustres (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,) they are Mr. Smith's property—I never authorised the prisoner to take, them away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was a man named Fisher employed there? Yes, he had the temporary management of the workmen at the commencement of the season—he was in a more trusty position than the prisoner—I never left the prisoner there alone, he always left before me—a person so inclined might have opportunity of placing things surreptitiously about their person—these lustres were found at the house occupied jointly by the prisoner and Fisher—I know that Fisher has been given into custody on a charge of a forgery, in consequence of that the policeman went to the lodging to search, and there found the lustres—Fisher had the key of the room; he had, no doubt, an opportunity of taking them—he had the key and had the power of going into the room.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CORBYN</persName> </hi>. I am manager of Cremorne-gardens, and have been so for several years—I can speak positively to the identity of these lustres—the prisoner was one of the band at Cremorne, and was also employed by Mr. Eaton—he absented himself from the gardens for some days—he returned on the evening of 19th August—I told him I had received information that there was property stolen from Cremorne in his apartment—he replied, "If there is, Fisher must have stolen it"—I said, "If the property is there, have you any objection to letting me see it?"—he hesitated a moment and then said, "No, if you like to go you may go and see it?"—I said, "Well, let us go," and we walked towards his apartments—when we came to the end of the street, he refused to go any further—Manley, a police-officer in plain clothes, was by us, and I said, "If you refuse to go I shall be obliged to compel you;" and after some objection he at last consented, and we went to his lodging, it consisted of two rooms in Blantyre-street, Chelsea—he applied to the land-lady for the key—he said, "Bring me my key"—the rooms were un
<lb/>furnished—on the sideboard, by the side of the fire-place, I found two parcels rolled up in newspaper—the policeman opened them, and they contained these lustres, which I examined and at once knew were Mr. Smith's property—I said, "Barnes, you must know that these are stolen from Cremorne"—he said, "Well, you cannot charge me with stealing them"—I said, "But I can charge you with the unlawful possession, and I shall give you in charge for that"—which I did—I believe Fisher lived somewhere in the neighbour
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> But he had lived with the prisoner in this lodging, had he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I have heard Fisher say since that he had lived there oc
<lb/>casionally—Fisher had absconded at this time; we were looking after both Fisher and the prisoner—the prisoner came back on the 19th—I believe some one played for him in the band in his absence, engaged by the band
<lb/>master—it is very unusual for a man to be away for more than a single night; the prisoner was away nearly two weeks—Fisher was taken two or three days after at Sheffield.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, V.</hi> 347) Before 19th August I went to the prisoner's lodging in Blantyre-street—I gave some information to Mr. Corbyn on the night of the 19th—I accompanied Mr. Corbyn and the pri
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> I believe there was no furniture in the room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, it had been seized by the man who supplied it, not being paid for.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HANNAH SERGEANT</hi>. I live at 22, Blantyre-street, Chelsea—I let the pri
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did Fisher occupy a portion of the rooms?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Flannagan.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>bing me of three half-crowns—he said he had nothing at all to do with it—at the station he said, "Did I nail your three half-crowns?"—I said, "No, your accomplices did"—he then said, "All the blame comes upon my shoulders."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long was it before you saw the prisoners again?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not till the following Friday—I went to the Man
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Are you now certain that she is the woman?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—there was another female with them at the Mansion-house—I saw them first below, not in the dock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PANTHER</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the employ of the Great Western Railway company—I was at the Boar's-head public-house on Saturday, 19th August—I saw Bushel I there; I did not know him—he was drinking at the bar—I saw the male prisoner and Flannagan and another, a short woman, her back was to me and I could not swear to her—I did not see Bushell leave—I suddenly missed him and the prisoners—I had been looking at them five or six minutes—I heard an altorcation about a quartern of gin, which drew my attention to them—as soon as I missed them I went to the door, having suspicion, and saw the male prisoner with his arm round the prosecutor's neck, holding him in a backward position, and Flannagan rifling his pockets—they were some dozen paces from me—the female prisoners both made off and turned into Nicolas-lane—I followed them close up the lane—I heard a bunch of keys drop—I picked them up—when I got to the corner of the lane, I saw the male prisoner in conversation with the prose
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What time was this?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> From ten to twenty minutes to eleven—I had had a glass of ale, nothing more; I was perfectly sober—I know nothing of these parties, any more than seeing them about London for some years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-107" type="given" value="SAMUEL CHARLES"/>SAMUEL CHARLES NORMAN</persName> </hi>. I was at the Boar's head on Saturday, 19th August, with Bushell—I saw the three prisoners and an accomplice, who is not here—he forced his conversation on us, talking about what glorious deeds he had done in America—he asked me repeatedly to drink, I refused—he asked if I thought he wanted to poison me, and became quarrelsome—Bushell went out, the two females followed, and about half a minute after the male prisoner—I suspected something wrong—the accomplice was trying to keep me in conversation at the bar, but I went out and saw Bushell about fifteen yards off in a stooping posture, and the two females looking about as if for money—I asked Bushell what they had been doing to him; he said they had robbed him of three half-crowns, and the male prisoner had put his arm round his neck and garotted him—I went after the females; they made off.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">carney. Q.</hi> Did you see me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes—I gave the officer a description of you both, and the officer said he thought he knew where to find you; and when he took you he asked if you were not the two, and I immediately re
<lb/>cognized you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had the women been drinking at all?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I can't say, they looked as if they had had a little.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Flannagan received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CARNEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FLANNAGAN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18650918-842-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing 1 book and 14 pieces of paper, value 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 2 valuable securities of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650918-842-offence-1 t18650918-name-109"/>Gottlieb Radermacher</persName> from the person of
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-110" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-110" type="surname" value="RADERMACHER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650918-842-offence-1 t18650918-name-110"/>Augusta Radermacher</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-111" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-111" type="given" value="AUGUSTA"/>AUGUSTA RADERMACHHER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Gottlieb Radermacher, of 23, Maddox-street—on 14th September I was in Wardour-street—two persons came up to me and asked the way to some place—the prisoner is one of them—I said I did not know it—they left me—a lady came and spoke to me, in consequence of what she said I looked and missed my pocket-book, containing seven sovereigns, and a letter with two sovereigns, and a Frank
<lb/>ford and Prussian bank-note—I ran after them, the prisoner was caught, the other escaped.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-112" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-112" type="surname" value="KIMPTON"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-112" type="given" value="ELISABETH"/>ELISABETH KIMPTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 31, Wardour-street—on 14th September I saw the prosecutrix and two persons speaking to her, the prisoner is one of them—I saw him take something out of her pocket and place it in his own, he touched his companion and they went on—I immediately asked her if she had lost anything, and she said her purse was gone—the prisoner was brought back in about ten minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> How do you know me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I stood and watched you all the while you were there—I was standing at my own door—I saw your side face first, and when you turned round I saw your full face—you were just in front of my shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-113" type="surname" value="ALLISON"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-113" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ALLISON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C.</hi> 155) I took the prisoner into custody in Dean-street, Soho—there was a crowd collected round him, the prosecutrix was there and gave him in my charge—I did not find the purse on him—it was brought to the station by a boy a day or two afterward.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-114" type="surname" value="STANLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-114" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STANLEY</persName> </hi>. Between eleven and twelve on the evening of 14th September, I found this purse in King's-court, Chapel-street, Soho-square—you would pass that place in going from Wardour-street to Dean-street—I took it home to my father—I did not look to see what was in it—it is as I found it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. RADERMACHER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) This is my purse, the bank-notes are left, but the nine sovereigns are gone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-842-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-842-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He further
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>** to a previous conviction at Clerkenwell, in October, 1863.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN EDMUNDS</hi> (21)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DAVIES</hi> (19)</persName>
<rs id="t18650918-843-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18650918-843-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-843-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglari
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650918-843-offence-1 t18650918-name-117"/>Richard Smith</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-118" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-118" type="given" value="MONTAGUE"/>MR. MONTAGUE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-119" type="surname" value="FROST"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FROST</persName> </hi>. I am a sawyer, of 13, Fleet-lane—I sleep in the back parlour, which faces the yard—about one o'clock on the morning of 17th August, I was in bed—I heard something on the roof, and heard something drop—I got out of bed, looked through the window, and saw two men on the top of the back part of our house—they went over our premises on to Mr. Smith's roof—I called my wife to watch while I went for a policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-120" type="surname" value="BLOY"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-120" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BLOY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City-policeman</hi> 355.) The last witness came to me—I got the assistance of Truscott, another officer, and went to the back of the prosecutor's house—I saw some footmarks on the roof, and traced them to the back kitchen window, which was open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-121" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>, 305.) I went with Bligh to the pro
<lb/>secutor's premiss—Miss Smith came down and opened the street door—I went in and found the two prisoners there—one secreted underneath the</p>
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<p>kitchen table, and the other standing in the middle of the kitchen—I asked Edmunds what he did there—he made no reply—I took them to the station and searched them, and found on Edmunds a latch key—they gave no address, or any account of themselves—I returned to the house and found this iron chisel close outside the kitchen window—two panes of glass in the window were broken, so that a person could get their arm to the catch which fastened the window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-122" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-122" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-122" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I saw the kitchen window the day previous, there were no panes broken then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Edmunds statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—I went there with a different intention to breaking into the house. I went there with the intention of taking some washing which was hanging on the line; being disturbed we hid ourselves in the kitchen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Edmunds' Defence.</hi> The piece of iron was never in our possession; it was merely brought forward by the policeman to make the case look blacker againt us.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDMUNDS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18650918-843-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18650918-843-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-843-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18650918-843-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-843-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-843-18650918 t18650918-843-punishment-17"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18650918-843-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18650918-843-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-843-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18650918-843-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-843-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-843-18650918 t18650918-843-punishment-18"/>Confined Twelve Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>844.
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<interp inst="def1-844-18650918" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES FLETCHER</hi> (20,
<hi rend="italic">a Soldier</hi>,)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18650918-844-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650918-844-offence-1 t18650918-name-124"/>Bridget Harren</persName>, and stealing a watch, a seal, and key, her property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-125" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-125" type="surname" value="HARIN"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-125" type="given" value="BRIDGET"/>BRIDGET HARIN</persName> </hi>. I am a domestic servant at the Trafalgar Hotel, Trafalgar-square—on Sunday, 27th August, which was my day out, I went out in the morning and went to King's-cross to see my sister, and took dinner with her—I was returning home in the evening about eleven o'clock through St. James's-park—the prisoner came up to me and said, "You b——thing, you shall not walk no more," and he struck me violently on the side of the head, which knocked my earring out—he seized me by the throat, but finding he could not get my watch away from me with one hand, he let go of my throat, or I should not have been able to scream, and knocked me down with a second blow and took my watch from me—I was wearing it in my dress pocket—there was a chain attached to it—I screamed very loudly, and a gentleman, and a policeman and a lady, came up to my assistance—the prisoner ran away when I screamed—I followed and gave him into custody—this piece of chain and this earring is mine, and this is the fellow—I have not seen my watch since—this brooch I picked up just where he knocked me down—I was wearing it at the time—my watch was worth 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the gold key and seal 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Was I not in company with you all that day?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not at all, that I am aware of—I was with an old lady, and went to give her a glass at a public-house, and you were there—that was about nine o'clock—I don't know the name of the house, it was somewhere in Oxford-street I think; there was another soldier with you—I was not in your company for four hours.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> How long were you in the public house?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> About an hour—the prisoner was there all the time, but I had nothing to say to either of them—the prisoner passed his pot to me, but I put it down—I did not drink with him, I only drank what I ordered for myself and my friend—I did not ask him to drink with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-126" type="surname" value="BARTHOLOMEW"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-126" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT BARTHOLOMEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A.</hi> 544) On the night of 27th August, about eleven o'clock, I was on duty on the Horse-Guard's parade, and saw</p>
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<p>the prisoner running from the direction where the young woman was knocked down—a lad named Cullen was running after him—he was out of breath, and told me to follow him—I pursued him through Storey's-gate—he turned into Princes-court and fell down, and I took him into custody as he got up to run away Again—I took him back to the parade and met the prosecutrix, who charged him with stealing her watch—he said nothing—he struggled very violently—two policemen were passing at the time, and they helped me take him to the station, and he bit one of them, named Wood, in the arm.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> Did not you begin abusing and ill-using me?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; when you bit Wood he hit you in the face to get his arm away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-127" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A.</hi> 126) I was crossing the parade about eleven o'clock on 27th August—I heard a female scream out—I ran to the spot and found the prosecutrix lying on the ground—I assisted in raising her up—I saw a man run away before I got up to her, as soon as I heard her hallo—I did not notice how he was dressed—after raising the prosecutrix I followed the man, and met the last witness bringing the prisoner back—he was very violent, and bit me on the arm, through the coat, and took the skin off.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-128" type="surname" value="CULLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-128" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS CULLEN</persName> </hi>. I am a lithographic printer, of Charles-street, Pimlico—on Sunday night, 27th August, I was going across St. James's-park, and heard a woman scream—I ran across, and saw the prosecutrix lying on the ground, and the prisoner walking away from her, towards me—he ran away directly he turned the corner—I followed him, and did not lose sight of him till I met the policeman, and told him to follow him—he did so, and brought the prisoner back—I heard the prosecutrix say he had stolen her watch—I dont know whether he made any answer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see any other soldier near?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; there might have been one or two outside the park, but not inside.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-129" type="surname" value="PENDRILL"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-129" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PENDRILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policman, A.</hi> 133) I heard of this robbery, and next morning made a search at a spot that was pointed out to me—I there found this earring, broken—there were marks on the ground in two or three places, as though there had been a great scuffle on the Mall.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> The prosecutrix was with two soldiers at the time I met with her. She went with me, and then she met a life-guardsman, and went away with him. That was all I saw of her. I started from the Hay
<lb/>market, and was going home as quick as I could, when I was taken and charged with this.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-130" type="surname" value="PENN"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PENN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">a Soldier.</hi>) On the night of 27th August, I was coming home down St. Martin's-lane, and met the prisoner and prosecutrix together, opposite the Thistle and Crown—the prisoner asked if I was going home—I said "Yes"—the prosecutrix said, "Will you come and have a drop of ale, soldier?"—I said I had no objection, and we went in and had a pot—we then came out and came to the Shades, in Parliament-street—we went in there and had two more pots of 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. ale—I then left them and came on home—it was about quarter to eleven when I left them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-131" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-131" type="surname" value="BLUNT"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-131" type="given" value="AFLRED"/>AFLRED BLUNT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">a Soldier.</hi>) On 27th August I went out with the prisoner at ten minutes to six, we went to the Quebec—the prosecutrix, and another female, who she said was her mother, were there, drinking some gin, and she paid for several quarterns for the prisoner and me—she changed a sore
<lb/>reign in that house, and paid for several pots of beer and quarterns of gin—we came out of there and went to the New Inn, at the corner of the Edgware-road, where we had some ale—we came out of there about half-past</p>
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<p>eight—we came a little way down Bond-street, and we stayed there while she went to fetch some friends of hers, an elderly woman and a young person, and they accompanied us to the Haymarket—we had two more pots of ale there, and I left them about twenty-five minutes to ten—they were both then partially drunk—they went towards Trafalgar-square, and I went to barracks—I left the prisoner and the prosecutrix, and the three other women, together, at the corner of the Haymarket—one of the females was Mary Ann Stevens, 31, James-street, Oxford-street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you known the prosecutrix before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I Was in their company from twenty minutes past seven to twenty-five minutes to ten, in several public-houses—I saw she had a watch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you see the witness Penn that night? No.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-132" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-132" type="surname" value="HARREN"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-132" type="given" value="BRIDGET"/>BRIDGET HARREN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I have heard what these two witnesses have said—I was not in different public-houses that night, except with the female who was with me—I called her my mother—I saw the prisoner in that public-house close upon an hour, and when we came out be followed us about, but I was not aware of it—I changed a sovereign to treat my mother, as I called her—that was at a public-house close on the corner of Oxford—street—I don't know the name of it—I was in another public-house with her, but not where there were soldiers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-844-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-844-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650918-845-offence-1 t18650918-name-134"/>Mary Davis</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-135" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KIRK</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Storey-street, and am in the employ of Mrs. Stratford—on Saturday, 12th August, I and a lad named Cahill were in a cart belonging to my mistress, in Skinner-street, Snow-hill, with three baskets of linen in it—we stopped in Skinner-street to deliver one of the baskets—I got out of the cart, leaving Cahill in it—in consequence of what a woman said to me I looked in the cart, and saw that one of the baskets was gone—I went into Giltspur-street and saw the prisoner with it on his shoulders—I went and caught hold of him—he dropped the basket and tried to get away—I clung to him, and he dragged me across the road, and punched me on the head two or three times—I called "Stop thief," and clung to him till the officer came up and took him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-136" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mary Davis—I made up this basket of linen, which she was employed to wash—I have seen the basket produced, with some of the linen—these are what she had charge of.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROWLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 247.) On 12th August I was on duty in West Smithfield—I heard a cry of "Stop thief," and ran into Giltspur-street, and saw Kirk holding—the prisoner by the scarf and crying, and his clothes were all dirty, as if he had been dragged in the mud—he gave the prisoner in charge for stealing the basket of linen—the prisoner said he was employed to carry it to No. 7, Newgate-street—that was quite in an opposite direction to where he was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was on Snow-hill, and saw a man with the basket under his arm, and a parcel in his hand; he asked me to carry the basket to 7, Newgate-street, and told me to wait in Giltspur-street while he went to No. 11, Hosier-lane. The boy came and caught hold of me, and when I looked round for the man, he was not to be found.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-845-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-845-18650918 t18650918-845-punishment-20"/>Confined Eighteen Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>846.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WATTS</hi> (16)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18650918-846-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Unlawfully attempting to steal a watch, from the person of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGUE WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-140" type="given" value="FRANCIS SIDNEY"/>FRANCIS SIDNEY DEACON</persName> </hi>. I am in a teabroker's house, in Mincing-lane—on Friday, 25th August, about 12 in the day, I was looking in at the window of a picture-shop, in Fenchurch-street—the prisoner was standing on my right, close to me—I felt my watch coming out of my pocket—I looked down, and saw it in the prisoner's hand—it was suspended by a small guard to my button hole—I caught hold of him and detained him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-846-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BUTLER RIGBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOIR</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-143" type="given" value="LENHARD"/>LENHARD DINKEL</persName> </hi>. I am a Baker, of 108, Brick-lane, Bethnal-green—on Monday night, 8tb August, I shut up my house and remained up after all had gone to bed—the windows were shut and the house safe—before I went to bed I called up my men to work—I went to bed about 12 o'clock—about 5 o'clock in the morning I was called by my men—I went directly into the bake-house—from what I heard, I went into the parlour, and saw my till on the floor, quite empty—the previous night it had been on the table, and had in it from 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and amongst it was sixpennyworth of farthings, separate in the till—the prisoner had been in my service for about five months, and left about five months ago.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> He left to better himself, did he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know, I discharged him—I did not want him any longer—I got home a little before 11 on this night—my wife and two children, a servant, and two men, were living in the house—I am quite sure I fastened up the house myself—I was quite sober—I left the two men up at their work when I went to bed—there were other things missing at the time—I found no marks of violence on the door; it was locked—the key was left in the door—my men told me that they found the door open; it was shut again when I came down—I had not missed money before—I never charged a man named Steel with taking 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I may have asked him about it—my wife left some money on the sideboard one night, and forgot it was there, and found it afterwards, but no one was charged with taking it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Can you form any notion how the robbery was effected?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I suppose the prisoner had gone in before the house was shut up, and concealed himself, and then got out by opening the door.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM EITEL</persName> </hi>. I am a journeyman in the prosecutor's service—about half-past 8, on this morning, after hearing of the robbery, I missed my watch and chain, a coat, and 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money—I had seen them safe in my box, up in the bed-room at the top of the house, about half-past 9 the night before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you see anything of the prisoner that night.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; my box was locked, but the key was in my trowsers' pocket, in the bed-room—I found the box open in the morning—I was in the prosecutor's service when the prisoner was there—he used to sleep in the same room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-145" type="given" value="GOTTLIEB"/>GOTTLIEB REIGER</persName> </hi>. I am in the prosecutor's service—I was in the bake—house, in the morning, when my master came down—I went into the parlour, it was open and the till was on the floor, empty—I missed from a box in my bed-room, a coat, waistcoat, two shirts, and a watch and chain—the box was locked, but the key was left in it—I had seen the things safe the evening before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Who first called your attention to the robbery?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> A policeman, who came into the bake-house in the morning—he is not here—I slept in the same room as the last witness.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-146" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MCKEEN</persName> </hi>. I am a tripe-dresser, of 112, Hare-street—I know the prisoner—on the night before this robbery, I saw him pass my shop three times; the last time was about 10 o'clock—the prosecutor's house is just round the corner, two or three yards off.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, H</hi> 1.) From information I received, on 9th August, at 2 a. m., I went to 23, North-street, St. George's in the East, in company with Sergeant Savage—the house was closed—I knocked at the door; there was an answer, and I asked for William Gieger—the door was immediately bolted, and a female went up stairs and opened the first-floor window, and answered out of there—I raised Savage up, and pushed him into the window—the door was shortly after opened by a man and I was admitted—I went up stairs to the first-floor, and saw Savage holding a man, in his night shirt, not the prisoner—I then went to the bed, and found the prisoner covered over with the clothes—I pulled them off, and asked if his name was Gieger—he said, "Yes"—I told him to get up and dress himself, I wanted him for a robbery at Mr. Dinkel's, in Brick-lane—he said, "I know nothing about it, I was not near the place at all, last night; I can tell you where I was, I was at Charley Wenzell's, in Fieldgate-street, till half-past 12; when I came out from there, I met with a girl, who lives in Bluegate-fields, and I went home with her, and I will tell you the house"—when he had got his clothes on I said, "I must search you, what have you about you?"—he said, "Nothing"—I searched him, and in his left waistcoat pocket I found five farthings—he said, "That is all I have of Mr. Dinkel's"—in his trowsers' pocket I found three halfpence and a threepenny-piece—he said, "That is not Mr. Dinkel's, it is mine"—a woman who was standing at the back of the room, or on the stairs, called out, "You fool, don't say nothing."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> The prisoner speaks English very imperfectly, does he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; very perfectly; he refused an interpreter at the police court—I could understand every word he said—I am quite sure he said, "That is all the money I have got of Mr. Dinkel's"—it was not, "This is not Mr. Dinkel's money, but my own"—he said that afterwards, with respect to the three halfpence and the threepenny-piece.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, H.</hi> 15) I went with Bailey, and saw him find the five farthings—the prisoner said, "That is all I have of Mr. Dinkel's"—three halfpence and a threepenny-piece was afterwards found in his trowsers' pocket—he said, "That is not Mr. Dinkel's, it is mine"—a woman who was there called out, "You fool."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you examined before the Magistrate?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, four times—I stated this about the farthings at the second examination—I swear that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-149" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WENZELL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Black-horse, Fieldgate-street—I know the prisoner—he was at my house on Monday night, 9th August—he went away between 6 and 7—I am quite sure he was not in the house after 7.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Were you there all the evening?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes; there were plenty of people there—I was moving about, attending to my business.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence:—</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HANNAH VOGHT</hi>. I live in North-street, Backchurch-lane—I have known the prisoner as long as he has been in London, about two years—he lodged with me one week—he was there on the Sunday before the robbery—he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a little copper—I can't say how many farthings; three or four—I was in my room when the police came—they knocked at the door—I said, "Who's there?"—they did not say "Police," only "Gieger," "Gieger"—I had a
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> sleeping in the parlour from Germany, who had some money, and he said, "Don't open the door, you don't know who is outside"—I went up stairs and looked out, and saw a lot of police, and I directly opened the door, and they came in and found Gieger in bed—they looked him in the pockets, and took out a couple of farthings, a threepenny-piece, and three halfpence, and he said, "That is all the money I have got"—that was all he said—I am quite sure of that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did you say to him, "Hold your tongue?"
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No, not a word—he owed me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. rent and one dinner at this time—I am quite sure I did not tell him to hold his tongue—I said to him, in German, "Don't be frightened, when you know you did not do it"—he does not speak English well—we always talked in German.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-150" type="given" value="CHRISTIAN"/>CHRISTIAN BEHRENS</persName> </hi>. I know the prisoner—I lodged at Mrs. Voghts'—the prisoner was in my bed asleep, when the officers came, on the night of Tuesday, 8th August—he did not sleep there on the Monday—I saw him on Monday—on the Sunday he had some halfpence and farthings—I saw about three farthings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-151" type="given" value="KARL"/>KARL KNOLL</persName> </hi>. I lent the prisoner 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 7tb August—I have lent him money three times—I have known him a year.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-152" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH VOGHT</persName> </hi>. I keep the house where the prisoner lodged—he had dinner with me on the Sunday before he was taken—he said he had not money enough to pay for his dinner, but he would borrow some on the Monday from Knoll, and pay then—he only had about 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. then—I saw 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. some halfpence, and some farthings;—I can't say how many farthings there were.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-154" type="surname" value="RICHARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-154" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RICHARDS</persName> </hi>. I am a shipper and packer, at 2, Maiden-lane, Queen—street—the prisoner was a clerk in my employ—he had no authority to endorse cheques payable to my order—I have here a cheque for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I never received that cheque, or the money—I believe the endorsement on it, "T. Richards and Co." to be the prisoner's writing—it was his duty to go round, and receive sums of my customers, and pay them over to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> How long was he in your employment?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Eighteen months—I was not out of town when he received this cheque; I am quite certain of that—his salary was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a-week, and I used to make the clerks a pre
<lb/>sent at stock-taking, if they conducted themselves properly—there was no stated sum—the previous stock-taking had been in August, 1864, the next would not be till the end of this year—he may possibly have received 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. since February; in one instance he received a cheque for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. about three months before this—it was a crossed cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-155" type="surname" value="BENSARD"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-155" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC BENSARD</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant, of 10, Finsbury-pavement—on 29th February I paid this cheque of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on the prosecutor's account—I can't tell to whom I paid it; it was not crossed—I had a receipt—the prisoner did not endorse the cheque in my presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-156" type="surname" value="MASON"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-156" type="given" value="GEORGE BRYAN"/>GEORGE BRYAN MASON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at Messrs. Glyn's Bank—Mr.</p>
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<p>Bensard keeps an account there—I paid this cheque over the counter; I don't know to whom; it was then endorsed as it is now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-157" type="surname" value="HANCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-157" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HANCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman.</hi>) I saw the prisoner on 17th August—amongst other things, I said, "Here is an account of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. received from Mr. Bensard; it has the signature of J. Dunston; did you have that money?"—he said, "Yes, and I used it myself"—I said, "That account was paid by cheque"—I showed him the cheque and the endorse
<lb/>ment, and said; "Is that your handwriting?" and he said, "Yes."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-848-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-848-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18650918-848-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-848-18650918 t18650918-848-punishment-22"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1865.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SMITH</hi> (37)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18650918-849-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WARTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRIS</hi> conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-159" type="surname" value="GROS"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE LE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE LE GROS</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 270, Bethnal-green—road—on 24th August, about half-past 10 at night, the prisoner came for 1/2 oz. of tobacco, which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling; I bent it with my teeth, told him it was bad, gave it to him, and took the tobacco back—he said he received it at the docks—he left, and I watched him cross over, join another man, and go into Mr. Wedlake's shop alone—I followed him with a constable, but did not go in—the prisoner came out, and Mr. Wedlake said, "I have a great mind to lock you up; there have been a great many of you gentlemen here lately"—the prisoner said that he did not know it was bad; he had received it at the docks for his day's work—Mr. Wedlake said that he would lock him up, and I seized him, and handed him to the constable—he said that he never saw me, and had not been into my shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-160" type="surname" value="WEDLAKE"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-160" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WEDLAKE</persName> </hi>. On 29th August, the prisoner came into my shop for a bottle of ginger-beer, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a bad half-crown—my wife bent it in my presence—I told the prisoner I had had a lot of that sort in the shop, and had a good mind to lock him up—he walked out of the shop, and Mr. Le Gros and the policeman came to the door, and gave him in custody—I gave the half-crown to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-161" type="surname" value="SABEY"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-161" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SABEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 92.) I took the prisoner, and asked him for the shilling—he said, "I never had a shilling; I have never been into the shop"—I found nothing on him—the two shops are fifty or sixty yards apart.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-162" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to the Mint—this is a bad half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners Defence.</hi> The half-crown was given to me for eight hours' hard work.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-849-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-849-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18650918-849-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-849-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-849-18650918 t18650918-849-punishment-23"/>Confined Nine Months</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>850.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH THOMPSON</hi> (30)</persName>, was indicted
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WARTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRIS</hi> conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-164" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-164" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-164" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>MATILDA SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry William Smith, a general dealer, of 18A, High-street, Hoxton—on 6th September, about 8 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came in for some tea, singar, and coffee; they came to 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a crown—I put it in the till—there were shillings and six-pences there, but no crown—I gave her the change, and she left—shortly afterwards my husband came in, went to the till, and found the crown was</p>
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<p>bad, and took it to the station—I am sure she is the person; she was there ten minutes—I saw her at the station about an hour afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-165" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-165" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I found a bad crown in the till, and took it to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I do not know either of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-166" type="surname" value="BURROUGHS"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-166" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BURROUGHS</persName> </hi>. I am a boot and shoemaker, of 110, High-street. Hoxton—on 6th September, about 9 at night, the prisoner came in for a pair of child's boots, which came to a shilling—she tendered me a crown—I sent my boy for change; he brought it back, and said that it was bad—the prisoner said that she took it from a gentleman that night—I gave her in custody with the crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-167" type="surname" value="ELLIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-167" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Burroughs' shop-boy—I took the crown to the King's Arms to get change, and brought the same coin back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-168" type="surname" value="FIFE"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-168" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FIFE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, N</hi> 477.) Mr. Burroughs gave the prisoner into my custody with this crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—she said that it was given to her by a gentleman—2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on her—Mrs. Smith afterwards gave me another crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-169" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These crowns are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in the shop a quarter of an hour before the boy came back; if I had known it was bad, I should not have gone and looked after him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-850-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-850-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">She was further charged with a former conviction of a like offence in April, 1862: to which she</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>851.
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<interp inst="def1-851-18650918" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD WILTON</hi> (22)</persName>, was indicted
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<interp inst="t18650918-851-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-851-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> for a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-171" type="surname" value="WILLICOMB"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-171" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLICOMB</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of 9, Munster-square—on 24th Au
<lb/>gust, between 8 and 9 o'clock, the prisoner came, and asked for two penny tea-cakes—he gave me a shilling—after he left, some one made a communi
<lb/>cation to me, and I looked into the till, and found the shilling was bad—there was no other shilling there; I put it by itself—on 26th he came again—I knew him directly he asked for two penny tea-cakes—I told him I had none—he asked for two half-penny rolls, and gave me a shilling; I put it in the detector, bent it, and said, "That is a bad one"—I walked round the counter, and said, "I had a bad one from you last Thursday; how do you account for that?"—he said, "I was never in the shop before"—I gave him in custody with the shillings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Are you certain he is the man?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Certain; I knew him before as a customer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-172" type="surname" value="PEARCE"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PEARCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, S</hi> 392.) I took the prisoner, and took this bad shilling off the counter—Mr. Willicomb gave me the other—the prisoner said, "I did not know it was bad"—I searched him, and found a sixpence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-173" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-173" type="surname" value="STUNG"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-173" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH STUNG</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Stung—about four weeks ago, on a Friday evening, about ten minutes past 10, the prisoner came and asked for 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of eggs, and gave me a florin—"I gave him the change, and he left—I tried it with my teeth, and found it was bad—I bent it after
<lb/>wards—about seven weeks ago, on a Saturday afternoon, he came again for 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of eggs and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of shilling coffee—he gave me a florin—I tried it with my teeth, and sounded it, and found it was bad—I said, "I am very sorry I have no change, but I will send a little girl to the public-house to get change"—he said, "I will not trouble you to do that; I am</p>
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<p>going to the public-House, and I will bring the change to you"—I gave him back the change, and he left without the eggs or coffee.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> What became of the first florin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I put it in the fire—I first found it was bad on the morning after I received it—I kept it on the side-board in the meantime, not in the till—I had frequently seen the prisoner before, and I took a bad shilling, but I cannot say that it was from him—I gave no information to the police when the second shilling was passed, but I told a friend—I gave the second one back to the prisoner, be
<lb/>cause I was alone, and as I suffer from disease of the heart, I was not in a fit state to say anything to the prisoner, but I knew perfectly well that he was the same man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you any intention of changing the florin?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; I was certain that if he took it to the public-house Mr. Wilton would give him in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-174" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two shillings are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statement before the Magistrate</hi>; "I deny going into the baker's shop before last Saturday morning. I gave him a shilling. I did not know it was bad. I took it in change somewhere."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-851-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>852.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HAMBLETON</hi> (27)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CATHERINE BABB</hi> (44)</persName>, were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18650918-852-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> a like offence.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAMBLETON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-852-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WARTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ME. WARNER SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-177" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-177" type="surname" value="MUDD"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-177" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA MUDD</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Panthillon dining-rooms—on the night of 8th September, Uambleton came there and asked for a glass of ale—he gave me a shilling—I gave him change—I afterwards found the shilling was bad, gave it to Mr. Panthillon, and he followed the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-178" type="surname" value="PANTHILLON"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-178" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PANTHILLON</persName> </hi>. I am the
<hi rend="italic">master</hi> of these dining-rooms—the last witness handed me a bad shilling, on 8th September—I bit it in three pieces—I then went out and saw the two prisoners opposite my door, talking together, and passing something from one to the other, and in doing so a shilling dropped on the pavement, and the man, I believe, picked it up—they then moved on, and turned down Oxford-street—I followed them to the Pantheon Restaurant—they spoke a few words together, and Babb, as it appeared to me, passed something to the man, and he went in—I tried to make signs to the barmaid outside, and failing to do that I went in and stood by his aide—he threw down a shilling, I spoke to the barmaid, he snatched up the change and ran out—I should say he did not hear what I said—I then followed the prisoners again, and they both went into the Crown, kept by Mr. Jackson—I then spoke to 36
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>, and told him to follow them, while I went back to the Pantheon Restaurant, and received a bad shilling from the barmaid, which I gave to the policeman at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say you believe you saw them passing some
<lb/>thing to each other?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I do; their hands were together—they were opposite to each other—Babb had a bag when I took her—she walked on when the man went into the Pantheon Restaurant, towards Tottenham-court-road—I had never seen either of them before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-179" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN KENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Pantheon Restaurant—on Friday night, 8th September, Hambleton came in and asked for a small glass of gin—he put down a new shilling—I saw Mr. Panthillon at the door hold
<lb/>ing up some money—I gave Hambleton 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—he left the gin, and</p>
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<p>ran out of the place—I put the shilling into my pocket—I only had two old shillings there, so I am sure of the shilling—I afterwards gave it up at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-180" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-180" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-180" type="given" value="SWINSCHO"/>SWINSCHO JACKSON</persName> </hi>—I keep the Crown public-house, Oxford-street—about 7 in the evening of 8th September, the prisoners came to my place together—Babb asked for a bottle of soda-water; she then asked me to give her a shilling for one shilling's worth of coppers, which I did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-181" type="surname" value="CARPENTER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-181" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CARPENTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 36). On 8th September I took Hamble
<lb/>ton in custody—Babb was with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-182" type="surname" value="ROWLATT"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-182" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN ROWLATT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, C</hi> 145). On Friday night, 8th September, I took Babb——I noticed her trying to pass something to the man—I seized her right hand, and found two good sixpences, and in her left hand, which was under her shawl, 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, good money—I received a counterfeit shilling from Mr. Panthillon, and another from Miss Kennett.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-183" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-183" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are both bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. SLEIGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called William Hambleton, the prisoner.</hi> I have pleaded guilty to the charge of uttering this counterfeit coin. I was with this woman about two minutes before the first occurrence; I came up against her by accident in Oxford-street I asked her if she would have anything to drink; she said "No." I asked her to wait five minutes, as I had some business to transact, and I went in. I told her I was going to Farley, in Kent, hop-picking, and I would put her in the way of getting a pound if she would come; she did not know that I bad any bad money. She did not know the purpose for which I went into the house; I told her I had business to transact there; she did not know what business it was. She dil not give me any bad money to pass for her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Had you known her before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, for two years and upwards, but I had not seen her for about fifteen months—we were close together; our hands might have met, but they did not—a shilling dropped from me on to the ground, and I picked it up—she did not have any drink at all at these places—I have been to Farley for the last fifteen or sixteen years hopping.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-184" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CARPENTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) Two shillings and three halfpence, 13 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver were found on the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BABB</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PATER</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-186" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-186" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH ATHERTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Atherton, a hosier, of 116, City-road—on 14th July the prisoner came in, and asked for six penny
<lb/>worth of paper collars—he threw down a half-sovereign, picked it Up again. and said he had smaller change—he then picked out this florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from some silver and put it on the counter—I rung it, marked it with my teeth, and told him it was bad—he caught it out of my hand—I rapped at the window for my husband; he came—I told him the prisoner refused to pay me with good money—my husband caught bold of his hands and said, "Let me see it"—the prisoner said, "No"—he said that he had taken it in change for a sovereign on the Pavement, and that he would take it back—my husband said, "If that be correct I will go with you and see"—he left the shop, and my husband gave him in charge—my husband is ill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Did not the prisoner say he was not aware it was bad?
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policman, G</hi> 143). On Friday night, 14th July, I saw Mr. Atherton in Bath street, five minutes walk from his own house—he gave the prisoner into my custody with this florin—the prisoner said that he was not a ware it was bad, he took it on Finsbury Pavement—he gave his name William Attwell—lie was taken to Worship-street police-court, remanded, and discharged—I made every inquiry at Finsbury Pavement about him—I found on him a half-sovereign, 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and some copper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-188" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD DORE</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Rose of Denmark public-house—on Friday, 11th August, about 5 in the afternoon, the prisoner came for a glass of cooper, and gave me a shilling—I gave him change, and he left—I put the shilling in the till—in consequence of some communication made to me I looked in the till, and found it was bad—I went outside, and saw the prisoner a little way up the street with a man and a woman—I followed—about three minutes after I saw them in High-street, Hoxton—the prisoner was then by himself, with an umbrella—I spoke to a policeman, and gave him the shilling, and gave the prisoner in charge for passing bad money—the prisoner, said, "City-road, I don't recollect being there, where abouts is it"—at the station he Raid, "I am aware I went into your house, and had a glass of cooper, but I was not aware the shilling was bad; here is the shilling and half-crown to square it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Had you seen him before?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-189" type="surname" value="MANNING"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 432). On 11th August Mr. Dore gave the prisoner into my custody with a bad shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-190" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-190" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>, This shilling and florin are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-853-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED DAY</hi> (49)</persName>, was indicted
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS WARTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-192" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-192" type="surname" value="ROPER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-192" type="given" value="MARTHA JANE"/>MARTHA JANE ROPER</persName> </hi>. I live with my father at 217, Kentish-town-road—on 17th August, about 9 in the evening, the prisoner came in for quarter of a pound of cheese, which came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a florin—I tried it with my teeth, and it bent—my father cut it with a knife, and said to the prisoner, "It is a bad one, have you any more?"—he said, "No"—my father told him not to change it again—he said, "There is no fear of that, it is too much disfigured"—he went away without the cheese, and did not return.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-193" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-193" type="surname" value="ROPER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-193" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN ROPER</persName> </hi>. I am a brother of the last witness—on 17th August I was in the room when she took a florin to my father who cut it—the prisoner left the shop, and I followed him to Mr. Goldsmith's—when he came out, I went in and spoke to Mr. Goldsmith, who showed me a florin—I saw him take hold of the prisoner, and heard more than one coin fall from him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner. Q.</hi> if I dropped any coins, and you were behind me, how was it you did not pick them up?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Because it was too dark to see them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-194" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he gave me a florin—I put it in the till, where there was no other florin, and gave him the change—Roper then came in and spoke to me—I went to the till and took it out directly, went after the prisoner, seized him, and said, "You are the man I want"—he said, "What for?"—I said, "For passing a bad florin in my shop"—he said he did not know it was bad—on the way to the station he put his hand in his pocket, and I heard some Coins</p>
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<p>fall, but could not find them—I gave him in custody with the florin, this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the ointment was found on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-195" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-195" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL COLLINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi>, 444
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>) Mr. Goldsmith gave the prisoner into my custody with this florin—I took some ointment, lint, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from him—I found 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. next morning in a garden twenty yards from where he dropped the coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-196" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-196" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin Is bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not aware that the florin was bad; they dis
<lb/>figured it at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-197" type="surname" value="ROPER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-197" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN ROPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) This is not the same florin that I saw my father cut—
<hi rend="italic">a great piece was cut out of the side.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18650918-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18650918-name-198" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-198" type="surname" value="ROPER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-198" type="given" value="MANTUA"/>MARTHA ROPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) This is not the same florin that I re
<lb/>ceived.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-854-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WARTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-200" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE VERNON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Vernon, who keeps the Radley Arms, Old Ford—on 6th September the prisoner came in for a glass of ale, which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he gave me a crown—I sounded it, it seemed good, and gave him change, two florins, 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. which he put in he pocket and ran out—I then looked at it and found it was bad—there was no other crown near it—Ridley brought book the prisoner and a policeman, to whom I gave the crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You put the crown in the till.
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not, I never do so.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-201" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RIDLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a tea-urn maker, of Milton-place—I was at Mr. Vernon's and saw the prisoner pass the entrance raning—Mrs. Vernon spoke to me—I went out and found the prisoner in a plate where they keep vans—I told him he had passed a bad crown—he said, "Yes, I know it; I worked hard for it and wanted to get rid of it"—I told him if he would give me the good change I would let him go—he said that he had throws it away—I took him back to the house with 54
<hi rend="italic">K.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-202" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-202" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, K</hi> 54). I followed the prisoner to Mr. Vernon's house—he said that he had thrown the change away, and after
<lb/>wards that he had hid it behind the van where he was found—I went there and found on the axle of the van two florins and fourpence—I did not find a sixpence.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-203" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RIPP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, K</hi> 4). I produce a bad crown which I re
<lb/>ceived from Mrs. Yernon—I found on the prisoner 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., a purse, a tobacco box, and a knife—he said that he was a labourer at St. Katherine's Docks, and when he got to the station he said it was Victoria Docks—he is not known there—he gave no address.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-204" type="given" value="SELINA"/>SELINA MADELEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Madeley, of Bow—on 6th Sep
<lb/>tember the prisoner came for a quarter of a pound of beef, I served him—he offered me a crown; I gave it to my husband to get change—he went out, returned, flung it on the counter, and said that it was bad—the pri
<lb/>soner said that he had worked very hard at the Victoria Docks all day—my husband believed his story and returned it to him to get it changed.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-205" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-205" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18650918-name-205" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This crown is bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I worked nearly thirteen hours for it at the Victoria Docks.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-855-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1865.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Serjeant Shee.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES SMITH</hi> (52)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18650918-856-offence-1 t18650918-name-207"/>William Stretch</persName> with intent to murder.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ORRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DALY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-208" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STRETCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, A</hi> 696). On 19th August, about a quarter past one in the morning, I was on duty in Broad-street, Ratcliff—I saw the prisoner lying against a door, apparently asleep—I saw a common clasp knife lying by his side, shut—I took hold of his arm and asked him to get up—he said b——if he would—I then said, "What does this knife mean lying by your side?"—he said, "b——what is that to you"—I said, "
<hi rend="italic">Get</hi> up and
<hi rend="italic">go away home</hi>, you might get robbed"—he then got up and crossed over the road, and then swore again—I found it was no use talking to him any longer, and I said, "If you don't go away now, I shall take you into custody"—he said b——if he would—I then took him into custody—he commenced kicking and struggling—I seized him by the collar—he said several times, "You b——will you let go?"—I said, "No, you are in my custody; I shan't leave you now till I get you to the station"—we then proceeded on for some considerable distance, when all of a sudden he said, "Now you b——will you let me go," and struck me with his right fist on the left side of my head, and knocked me down—I pulled him down on me, and held him till Sharp and Sergeant Procter came to my assistance—I felt as if I was stunned by the blow and the blood flew all down my neck—Procter said to me, "Go to the station, you are stabbed"—I saw Sharp endeavour to take the knife out of the prisoner's hand (it was the same knife that I had seen lying on the pavement)—it was shut, he could not open the prisoner's hand to get it, and was obliged to hit him across the hand with his staff—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,) there is blood on it now—I went to the station and had my wound dressed—I have been under the doctor's hands ever since, and have not done a day's duty—the prisoner was drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> When you first saw him he was lying asleep, was he not?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Apparently asleep; it did not take much to wake him—his eyes were closed—I touched him by the arm and he awoke directly—I have since heard that he is a sailor—we are not allowed to let persons sleep in the street at that hour of
<hi rend="italic">the night</hi>—I should not have taken him
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> the station, if he had got up and gone away—I did not notice that his pockets had been turned inside out—he said at the station that he had been robbed—no money was found on him—I saw him put the knife in his pocket after he got up and crossed the road—I did not see him take it out again—when the constable took it from him it was shut—he did not say, "I have been robbed, and you must be a set of roguish b——s"—he did not accuse me of putting
<hi rend="italic">my</hi> hands into his pockets—I did not whistle
<hi rend="italic">for</hi> the other con-stable, or spring my rattle, he came up a turning opposite—I took the pri
<lb/>soner by the arm to secure him—I did not give him the professional twist—I know what you mean—I did not twist his arm round mine—he did not say, "Let go my arm, you are breaking it"—nor, "If you don't let go I will strike you"—I fell with the blow, and he fell with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORRIDGE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did you use more violence than was necessary in taking him?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I did not, I used none—I merely took him by the arm to lead him to the station as a drunken man—I was in uniform.</p>
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-209" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SHARP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, K</hi> 306). On the morning of 19th August, I was on duty in Broad-street, Ratcliff, and saw the prisoner in Stretch's custody—I went to his assistance, turned my light on, and asked what was the matter—Stretch said he had found him asleep, and asked him to get up and he would not, and he said he would take him to the station—whilst I had my light on, he said to me, "You are the b——as robbed me of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd"——Sergeant Procter came up a few minutes afterwards and said I had better go to the station with him, and I walked a few yards behind him—we had got above one hundred, or one hundred and twenty yards, when I observed him and Stretch having a struggle on the ground—I ran up and saw the prisoner swing his arm round and make a blow with his right hand—Procter came up and said, "He has got a knife in his hand"—I tried to get it from him, but could not, and I drew my staff and hit him three times across the knuckles—the knife dropped on the ground and I picked it up—I saw blood follow the blow he made, it smothered my coat all over.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> You say he swung his arm round, do you mean that he swung it backwards?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> No; he flung it round and caught Stretch across his face in the side of the ear—he did not say that I or Stretch had put our hands in his pockets—a gentleman who lived close by came to the police-court that same morning who had picked up a purse with 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in it, near the spot, and the prisoner claimed it—I was not above six or seven yards behind the prisoner and Stretch all the way to the station—Stretch' bad hold of his left arm—I took another knife from the prisoner's pocket, and he said, "That was not the knife that did it"—I stated that before the magistrate.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, K</hi> 60). I was on duty on this night, and saw the prisoner taken to the station—I saw him make a blow at Stretch, and blood flowed from it—he was not using any violence to him—he was walking very quietly, and suddenly he said, "If you don't let me go I will give you something," and then the blow was struck—I saw the knife taken from his hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18650918-name-211" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL ROSS</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon of 10, Commercial-place—on the morn
<lb/>ing of 19th August I examined the constable—I found an incised wound on the left side of the left ear, commencing immediately above the external opening of the ear and passing over the cartilage of the ear, nearly dividing the lobe, taking a downward course in a line with the angle of the lower jaw—the wound was fully two inches in length, and half an inch deep—it was within an ace of the large vessels—it was a serious wound.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Q.</hi> Was it an incised wound?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Yes, a clean cut, not at all jagged; it was caused by some sharp instrument, glass might have done it, any sharp cutting edge—either of these knives would have done it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>:—"I am very sorry that it happened, it was through a drop of drink; I did not know I had a knife in my hand when I struck.</p>
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