Old Bailey Proceedings, 2nd December 1807.
Reference Number: 18071202
Reference Number: f18071202-1

THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the KING's Commission of the PEACE OYER AND TERMINER, AND GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON, AND ALSO THE GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, HELD AT Justice-Hall, in the Old Bailey, On WEDNESDAY, the 2nd of DECEMBER, 1807, and following Days,

BEING THE FIRST SESSION IN THE MAYORALTY OF The Right Honourable Sir JOHN ANSLEY , LORD-MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

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THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the KING's Commission of the PEACE, OYER AND TERMINER, AND GOAL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON.

Before the Right-honourable Sir JOHN ANSLEY , knt. Lord-Mayor of the City of London; Sir Nash Grose, knt. One of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir Robert Graham , knt. One of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir William Leighton , knt. Sir John William Anderson, bart. Sir Charles Price , bart. Aldermen of the said City; John Sylvester , esq. Recorder of the said City; Thomas Smith , esq. Sir Mathew Bloxam , knt. George Scholey , esq. Aldermen of the said City; and Newman Knowlys , esq. Common-Serjeant of the said City, his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of Goal Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

LONDON JURY.

Nathaniel Brown ,

Charles M'Dowell ,

William Bushell ,

Anthony King Newman ,

Thomas Allen ,

Edward Taylor ,

William Cook ,

William Holbrook ,

Joseph Duckham ,

Robert Webb ,

John Allen ,

James Osterberry .

FIRST MIDDLESEX JURY.

William Farmer ,

William Cobb ,

Edward Price ,

Charles Cole ,

William Hudson ,

Richard Bridges ,

John Smith ,

John Peacock ,

James Bumstead ,

Thomas Hewson ,

Thomas Pocenby ,

Thomas Barns .

SECOND MIDDLEEX JURY.

Joseph Rayner ,

John Tomlin ,

Clement Batson ,

Charles Ellington ,

Thomas Williams ,

Richard Harman ,

Michael O'Brian ,

Robert Wilkins ,

James Utling ,

Richard Thornton ,

Parminter Smith ,

George Hale .

Reference Number: t18071202-1

1. ROBERT KNIGHT was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 22nd of October , a mare, value 6 l. the property of Roger Morgan .

ROGER MORGAN. I live at Badminster, Somerset . I lost the mare on Monday the 19th of October from my own grounds at Badminster. I am a bacon factor . I saw the mare on the Friday following at the Grey-hound in Smithfield market; I went before Mr. alderman Curtis, and swore to my property; I knew her to be my property.

Q. Had she any particular marks. - A. Yes; she had some white down her face; she is a strawberry colour, as they call it in my country, or a roan, and about thirteen hands high. The officer was ordered to let me have her, and I took her home.

Q. Do you know any thing of the prisoner. - A. I never saw the prisoner before he was taken before the magistrate.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Badminster is a great way from London. - A. It is one hundred and twenty miles.

JAMES NEWMAN . I live in Hanover-yard, Tottenham Court Road. I am in the horse dealing line.

Q. Do you know any thing about the prisoner at the bar. - A. I have known him about twelve years.

Q. What has been his way of life. - A. He was a fellowship porter at Billingsgate , and he used to be on the turnpike gates taking the toll. I bought the poney of him on Thursday the 22d of October; I was coming out of Oxford-road into Tottenham-court-road; I was riding on a mule. The prisoner called after me; I turned back, and the prisoner came up to me on the poney that I bought of him.

Q. What coloured poney was it. - A. A roan colour, with a white blaze down its face, about twelve hands high; it might be an inch or two more; he asked me to have something to drink; we had a quartern of rum at the Cock public house, Tottenham-court-road, he asked me to buy the poney there, I said I do not know that I shall buy it, I have four by me now, and I have some out to grass, they do not sell very well. I then got upon my mule again and was riding down Tottenham-court-road; facing the Bull's Head in Tottenham-court-road, he said I am going in here for a pair of boots; he told me if I would go into the Bull's Head he would not be gone two minutes.

Q. You went into the Bull's Head. - A. I did; he came to me with the mare, and rode under the gateway into the yard; we had there two pints of beer, and in the mean time he said, Newman, will you buy the mare of me; I asked him what he asked for it, he said will you give me ten pounds for it; I said no, it is a good deal more than its worth; I told him he knew horses at this time of year were very cheap; I said it was not worth any more than six pounds to me; I gave him six pounds, and he gave me a shilling back; I paid for one pint of beer and the prisoner the other; the prisoner rode the mare home to my house and left her there with me, and left a bridle and a saddle. I went with him; he said he would call for the bridle and saddle; he did, and my wife stopped him:

Q. When did he call. - A. On the 31st of October.

Q. In the mean time you heard something about this horse. - A. The very next day after I had it, it was owned in Smithfield market. I was in trouble for a week about this mare. I keep Smithfield market every week.

Q. Then had you gone down with that mare to sell her at Smithfield market - A. Yes, with other horses; I went to Smithfield market on the 23d; the mare was owned that very day by Joseph Broad .

Q. Upon his owning the mare, what was done with her. - A. The mare was put up at the Greyhound in Smithfield, and I was taken to the Poultry compter.

Q. I suppose you travel over the country. - A. I do, to fairs.

Q. Were you ever in Somersetshire. - A. Never in that part in my life. There is another person that saw me buy it and pay for it.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. You say you have known this young man twelve years. - A. I have.

Q. You knew him in two good situations. - A. I did.

Q. One a fellowship porter, and the other at the turnpike gate. - A. Yes.

Q. I should think a person in those situations, must have a good character. - A. I never heard any thing against him.

Q. What time of the day did you purchase it. - A. About two o'clock in the middle of the day; he told me that he had it of a Welchman at Wayhill fair, in chop for another horse.

JOHN TURNER . I am clerk under my father-in-law, who is a brick merchant.

Q. Do you remember on the 22nd of October, being present when Newman bought this horse. - A. It was the 22nd, I do not recollect whether October or September; I saw Newman pay six one pound notes to the prisoner, and the prisoner throwed him back a shilling; this was at the Bull's Head, Tottenham Court-road, in the tap room.

Q. You saw nothing of any horse. - A. No, nothing but what I have told you.

JOSEPH BROAD . I am a publican and fishmonger at Bristol. On the 23d of October, I heard that Mr. Morgan had lost his mare. I went into Smithfield, I was in London; I had a letter from Mr. Morgan's brother in Bristol. I knew the mare very well. When I went into Smithfield I found her in the possession of James Newman . I asked Newman whether it was his own mare, he said it was, he had purchased her; she had come a hundred miles off a journey.

Q. You said it was Morgan's. - A. Yes.

Q. Now let me ask you whether you are quite clear. that it was Morgan's mare. - A. I was sure of that.

Q. Did you take her. - A. Yes; Newman delivered her into my hands. I sent for Mr. Morgan, he came to town on the Friday following; the mare was put up at the Greyhound in Smithfield; alderman Curtis desired the constable to deliver up the mare to Mr. Morgan; that was done accordingly. I saw the prisoner at the bar at Bow-street on the Saturday, the next day after

Mr. Morgan came to town; Morgan went the same evening to Bow-street; the prisoner there said he bought the mare in the Uxbridge Road, he chopped it away for a poor black horse.

Q. to Morgan. You were present when this man was brought to Bow-street. - A. Yes, that was on Saturday, the day after I was before alderman Curtis.

Q. Do you recollect the prisoner at the bar being asked how he came by this mare. - A. He said he bought it on the Uxbridge Road, he chopped away a poor black horse for it.

MARY NEWMAN . Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar. - A. Yes, he brought a little roan poney to our house on a Thursday, it remained at our house that night.

Q. We understand that your husband was in trouble about this poney. - A. Yes; I took the prisoner at the White Horse in Hannover-yard, he was coming up to our place for a bridle and saddle he had left.

Q. What day was that. - A. The Saturday week, after the horse was left. The prisoner wanted to get away from me; I held him by the collar till the publican took him in hold, while I went for an officer; the officer came and took him.

CHRISTOPHER JONES . I am an officer of Bow-street; this woman fetched me from the office to the White Horse in Hannover-yard, there I took the prisoner in custody. I knew Newman was in trouble; I told the prisoner I took him in custody for horse stealing; he said he sold this mare to Newman, he had rapped another horse away for it; the road he did not tell me. He said he went after the bridle and saddle, and Mrs. Newman stopped him.

Prisoner's Defence. I chopped another horse for that horse within ten mile of London, and I gave two guineas to boot.

The prisoner called five witnesses, who gave him a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.

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2. ELIZABETH TIPPIT was indicted for that she at the general quarter sessions of the peace, holden for the county of Middlesex, on the 30th of June, in the 46th year of his Majesty's reign, was tried and convicted of being a common utterer of false and counterfeited money; and was sentenced to be imprisoned in New Prison, Clerkenwell. for one year, and to find sureties for her good behaviour for two years more; and the indictment further states that she afterward, on the 13th day of November , in the 48th year of his Majesty's reign, a piece of false and counterfeited money, made and counterfeited to the likeness and similitude of a piece of good and lawfully current money, called a shilling, as and for a shilling, unlawfully and feloniously did utter to Mary, the wife of Joseph Jordan ; she at the time knowing it to be false and counterfeited .

The Case stated by Mr. Knapp.

JOSIAH GILL SEWELL . - Mr. Knapp. You are clerk I believe to the solicitor of the mint. - A. I am. I produce the copy of the record of the conviction of the prisoner; I got it from the clerk of the peace, at the Middlesex office. I examined it, it is a true copy (read in court).

WILLIAM BEEBY . You are clerk to Mr. Newport, keeper of the New prison. - A. I am.

Q. Did you in June 1806 attend the court in Clerkenwell, when the prisoner was tried. - A. I did, I was present when she was tried, she was convicted and sentenced to a years imprisonment.

Q. Are you sure she is the same person. - A. I am positive of it; I afterwards took her back to New Prison; she remained there for one year, and found sureties for one year more.

MARY JORDAN . Q. You are the wife of Joseph Jordan . - A. Yes, he is a butcher in White Cross-street .

Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar. - A. Yes, I saw her on the 6th of November, she came with another woman to buy a pound of steaks.

Q. What was the pound of steaks to come to. - A. Six-pence She gave me a shilling; I kept the shilling, and she went out of the shop.

Q. What did you observe of that shilling after she went out of the shop. - A. I observed that it was a bad one. I have got it in my pocket now, I have had it ever since. I produce it.

Q. That is the shilling is it. - A. It is. She came again on the 13th of the same month for some mutton; the bit of mutton came to thirteen pence; she gave me two shillings, and she wanted more meat to make it up two shillings; I then looked at the two shillings and told her they were both bad. I asked her whether she had any more to change them, she said no; I told her to stop a bit and I would fetch my husband; in the mean time I was gone to fetch my husband she went out of the shop and left the meat.

Q. Before you went for your husband had you told her that she had been there before. - A. Yes; I told her she was the same person that was there the week before; she said she was never in the shop before to her knowledge. Then I went out of the shop to my husband; I gave the two shillings into my husband's hands. When I returned she was gone out of the shop. My husband went after her; he brought her back, he told her if she did not tell him where the two shillings were got from, he would take her up; she said she got them at the pawnbroker's. We asked her at what pawnbrokers, she said she did not know. My husband sent for a constable.

Q. What constable came. - A. Mr. Kennedy; he searched her, and found nothing then.

Q. You are sure that the two shillings she gave to you you gave to your husband. - A. Yes.

JOSEPH JORDAN . Q. You are the husband of the last witness. - A. Yes. I saw the prisoner at the post at the corner of Playhouse-yard, after my wife gave me the two shillings; she had left the meat and the money in my shop. This woman saw me come across the road; she made up to Playhouse-yard; she made a run, I insisted upon her coming back; I overtook her, she refused; I got her back and got her searched by Kennedy at the public house, Worship-street; Mr. Kennedy pulled off her bonnet, and in pulling it off a shilling dropped into her bosom; I saw it and told Mr. Kennedy of it. He searched down her bosom and found it; that shilling Mr. Kennedy has got. The two shillings that the prisoner passed the second time Armstrong has got. I am sure they are the same shillings that my wife gave me, I marked them with my steel. When I took her back to the house I wanted to get out of her where she had them from; she was quite pert, I got no intelligence from her; first of all she said she had them from

a pawnbroker's, but she would not inform me their names. Then after that she said she had them lent her. I asked her from whom; she said it did not matter.

JOHN ARMSTRONG . Q. You are an officer of Worship-street. - A. Yes.

Q. You produce two shillings. - A. Yes; these two shillings were given me by Kennedy in the presence of the prosecutor and his wife; they were produced to him by Jordan in the presence of his wife; I have had them ever since.

- KENNEDY. Q. You also produce two shillings. - A. Yes; this shilling was produced to me by the prosecutor; and this shilling I found in her bosom. When I pulled her bonnet off Mr. Jordan called out and said he saw it fall from her bonnet. I took it out of her bosom; I have kept it ever since.

RICHARD FRANKLIN . Q. You are the monier of his Majesty's mint - what do you say to that shilling - that is the shilling the prisoner first tendered. - A. It is a bad one.

Q. Look at these two. - A. They are the same.

Q. Look at the last shilling that was found in the bosom of the prisoner. - A. That is equally so.

Q. They are all counterfeits. - A. Yes.

Prisoner's Defence. I have nothing to say.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 60.

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Grose.

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3. EDWARD DRIVER was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 26th of November , a half guinea and a seven shilling piece , the property of Robinson Turner , James Turner , and Edward Turner .

The case was stated by Mr. Pooley.

JOSIAH ALDEN . Q. You are clerk to Robinson Turner , James Turner , and Edward Turner . - A. Yes, they are the three partners, they live in Cateaton-street , they are flannel and baize manufacturers ; the prisoner was their porter and warehouseman .

Q. Had you marked any half guineas and seven shilling pieces. - A. Yes, I marked them with a knife; I marked two half guineas, fourteen seven shilling pieces, and two guineas; I put them in the till and locked them up in the iron safe, on Wednesday last, about eight in the evening. On the next morning I came about nine o'clock; the prisoner was there before me; I unlocked the iron chest, I counted over the money, I found there was a half guinea, thirteen seven shilling pieces, and two guineas; there were a half guinea and a seven shilling piece missing; the money was all marked.

Q. When was the prisoner apprehended. - A. On the Friday. On Thursday the prisoner told me he had lent his small change to Mr. Turner; he said he had got the half guinea and the seven shilling piece in change of a note.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. What day was that. A. On the Thursday before he was apprehended. I have got the half guinea and the seven shilling piece.

ROBINSON TURNER. - Mr. Pooley. Where do you live. - A. At No. 33, Cateaton-street. The prisoner at the bar was my porter, he had been with me about six years.

Q. On Thursday morning last did you ask the prisoner to lend you any money. - A. I did; I asked him to lend me half a guinea; after that I considered that was not the money I wanted; I then asked for a seven shilling piece; he lent me them.

Q. Was Thomas Wade in the room then. - A. He was; he came to borrow a guinea for his master. I had some silver in my pocket.

Q. Could Driver hear him ask you. - A. I have no doubt but he could

Q. This half guinea and seven shilling piece, who did you give it to. - A. I gave it to Thomas Wade to give it to his master Mr. Fleetwood. I gave the half guinea and the seven shilling piece to him in the presence of the prisoner.

THOMAS WADE . Q. You are servant to Mr. Fleetwood. - A. Yes, he lives at No. 34, King-street.

Q. On Thursday in last week did you borrow of Mr. Turner a half guinea and a seven shilling piece. - A. Yes; I gave them to my master, the same half guinea and seven shilling piece; I am sure of it.

MR. FLEETWOOD. Q. Did you receive from the last witness a half guinea and a seven shilling piece. - A. I sent him to borrow a guinea of Mr. Turner; he brought me back a half guinea, a seven shilling piece, half a crown, and a shilling.

Q. What did you do with the half guinea and the seven shilling piece that Wade gave you. - A. I wrapped it up in a piece of paper and laid it on the desk. Josiah Alden called in about half an hour afterwards; I gave it to him.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Are you a Middlesex officer. - A. No.

Q. Perhaps you left the desk. - A. Yes, but there was no person came in the accompting house from that time till Alden came in.

Mr. Pooley to Alden. Look at that money, and see whether that is part of the money you put in the iron chest. - A. Yes, it is, I marked it with the knife.

Mr. Gurney. What is it marked with. - A. A cross.

Q. Do you know that to be your hand writing. - A. No, I had no pen; I believe it to be my marking.

Mr. Gurney. There may be a hundred like it.

Prisoner's Defence. The way I came by that money Mr. Bennington gave it me in change of a five pound note.

RICHARD BENNINGTON. - Mr. Gurney. Where do you live. - A. At No. 11, Bennet's-buildings, Old Bethlem. The prisoner lodged with me; I gave him change of a five pound note; I have the note now in my possession. To the best of my recollection there were four half guineas and a seven shilling piece amongst the change.

Q. I take it for granted you would not swear to a half guinea. - A. No.

Cross-examined by Mr. Pooley. Was it marked. - A. It was not.

Mr. Gurney. Might not such a mark as this have escaped your notice. - A. It might. Was I receiving a guinea, I might have looked more closely into it to see whether it was good.

Mr. Pooley. Of course you looked at them before, to see whether it was good. - A. Yes; I might have some of this money by me a month; if it has any particular mark on it I might have forgot it.

Jury. We would wish to know whether there were any other person that went to that iron chest. - A. No. I had the key; it was locked when I went to it, and there is no other key as I know of.

Q. Have you got any of the other money. - A.Yes,

I have the whole.

Q. Were there any person that saw you put the money in. - A. No.

Q. Nor no person saw you take the money out. - A. No.

Q. Then it entirely rests upon your evidence. - A. Yes.

Court. Can you undertake to say that is the money that you marked. - A. I can.

Mr. Gurney (producing another half guinea.) Can you swear to that mark. - A. It is like it; perhaps you marked that yourself.

Mr. Gurney. If it is a mark exactly alike the other, how can you swear to that.

The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-4

4. WILLIAM RYLAND was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 25th of November , a pocket book, value 1 s. 6 d. a bank note, value 2 l. and six bank notes, value 1 l. each , the property of James Schofield .

JAMES SCHOFIELD . I am a soldier in the Royal Veteran battalion in the tower. On the 25th of last month, about three o'clock in the afternoon, as I was walking in the Minories , I felt somebody's hand in my pocket; I immediately turned round and saw the prisoner endeavouring to get away; I pursued him, and caught him; another man came up and rescued him away from me; he said, what is the matter; I said, I am robbed; robbed, said he, of what, I said of my pocket book; he said chew, chew; I am sure that man would not rob you, let him go; by that means the prisoner made his escape from me; he ran along the street, I pursued him, and in about three hundred yards I caught him again. We took him into the nearest public house, and endeavoured to get a constable we could not.

Q. Did you ever find your pocket book. - A. No, never.

Q. When you turned round immediately you felt his hand in your pocket. - A. Yes.

Q. Was any body near you. - A. No one but the prisoner, I am certain of that.

Q. What become of that person that came forward and rescued him. - A. I was so agitated in my mind, I cannot tell what became of him; he was about three or four yards from the prisoner when I saw him first.

Q. What became of your pocket book. - A. I do not know.

Q. What was in your pocket book. - A. To the amount of eight pounds; six one pound notes, and a two pound notes.

Q. Are you sure that this is the man that had his hand in your pocket. - A. Yes, I felt his hand in my pocket.

Q. How long before had you seen this pocket book or felt it. - A. Not a minute before, I put my hand upon it.

Q. Was there no person near you at the time that you felt it but the prisoner. - A. No, to the best of my knowledge there was not.

Q. Are you sure the moment you turned round, he endeavoured to make his escape. - A. Yes, before I spoke a word to him.

Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. You met a great number of people as you went along the Minories. - A. Exactly so.

Q. The prisoner at the moment you missed that pocket book ran out of your sight. - A. No, he was not out of my sight.

Q. Then if he had thrown it away you must have seen it. - A. I was so agitated when the man came to rescue him away, he might give him that pocket book.

Q. That is a very good argument, but it is only conjecture - you did not see him attempt to throw the pocket book away, nor swallow it. - A. Not to my knowledge.

Q. You have never discovered any thing of it since. - A. No.

JAMES ANDERSON . I was walking along the Minories with James Schofield, I saw the prisoner draw his hand out of his pocket with the pocket book in his hand. At the time he was taking the pocket book out of his hand, Schofield turned about and seized the man; there was another of his companions rescued him out of Schofield's hands, and the prisoner ran away.

Q. Did you see what he did with the pocket book. - A. No, I could not; after he had given it to one of his companions, he ran through an alley.

Q. You did not see him give it away. - A. No, I could not see who was the receiver of the pocket book. When the prisoner was rescued, I ran after him down the Minories as hard as I could, and I secured him.

Q. That is the same man is it. - A. Yes.

Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. You were walking before the prosecutor at the time he lost his pocket book. - A. Yes, I was about four yards before him.

Q. As you were about four yards before him, I wonder how you could see it, did he order you to the right about, or how was it. - A. I heard a noise, and I turned round, I saw him seize upon the prisoner.

Q. Aye, that might be, but you were walking about four yards before your comrade. - A. Yes, he called out somebody had robbed him.

Q. At that time your comrade had lost his pocket book. - A.He had.

Q. Then if he had lost his pocket book when he called out, and you were walking before him, how came you to see that he was robbed. - A. I saw my comrade seize upon the prisoner.

Q. I know you did, you suspected him, and so did he - do you mean to tell me that you was four yards before the man that was robbed, and did not turn round till after the man was robbed, and upon his calling out you turned round and saw the man take the pocket book. - A. I did.

Q. You told the same story before the magistrate. - A Certainly; I say what I saw.

Q. I am very sure you do not mean to say what is wrong, but it cannot be so; common sense contradicts it; what became of the pocket book you cannot say. - A No.

Jury to prosecutor. Where was your pocket. - A. Outside, the same as it is in this coat. I am sure that I felt my pocket book just before.

Q. We wish to ask Anderson whether he will swear that he positively saw the man take the money.

Court. He saw him draw his hand out with the pocket book in his hand, that is what he swore.

Q. to prosecutor. How came you possessed of so much money. - A. I had been receiving some prize money for the taking of the Cape of Good Hope at Mr. Davidson's office in Holborn-court.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of what I am accused; I am a butcher by trade.

GUILTY aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-5

5. JOHN HOLLAND was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 29th of October , a half guinea , the property of Benjamin Heseltine .

The case stated by Mr. Bolland.

THOMAS HESELTINE. Q. You are brother to Mr. Benjamin Heseltine, who is an oil and colourman and lives in Beech-street . - A. I am.

Q. Do you know a person of the name of Ann Woodbridge . - A. I do, she is my laundress. On the morning of the 29th of October I gave Mrs. Woodbridge half a guinea to purchase fourteen pound of soap. I put three private marks upon the half guinea; I told her to go to the shop about half past four in the afternoon, at the time we went to dinner. I looked at the till a few minutes before I went up to dinner, that was exactly at four o'clock; there was about twenty shillings in the till in silver and halfpence; there was no gold in the till.

Q. I believe the prisoner at the bar was a servant to your brother. - A. He was.

Q. Had he the custody of that till. - A. He had; there was a younger brother of mine, he used to serve in the shop, he had access to the till. In the course of the evening I went to Mr. Edgar the constable; when the constable came I related my suspicion to the constable in the presence of the prisoner; I said there was money lost from the till, and I would have every one searched till the money was found. The constable searched the prisoner in my presence; that identical half guinea that I had marked in the morning was found upon him, with some silver and a few halfpence. The constable asked him how he came by that half guinea; he said he took it out of the till, but he had put silver and halfpence into the till for it.

Q. You say that at four o'clock you searched the till, and found twenty shillings in silver and halfpence, when did Mrs. Woodbridge give you any information about it. - A. Immediately I came down from dinner I sent my little brother off to know whether she had been and purchased the article; I searched the till again a quarter before five; I found two shillings more than I left.

Q. Is it the practice of your house to make an entry of what is sold. - A. It is a practice, and very regularly done; I have my journal here, there is no entry of the half guinea, nor of the fourteen pound of soap; there is an entry in the book of about two shillings, the money that was taken till I come down from dinner.

Q. In whose custody did you deposit the half guinea. - A. The constable; he would not let me lay hold of it.

Q. Had you an opportunity of looking at it. - A. I had; I have no doubt of it being the half guinea I delivered to Mrs. Woodbridge, and that I had marked.

Mr. Knapp. The half guinea has never been found.

Mr. Bolland. There is good reason for that; the constable has the half guinea, and says he has lost it now.

Heseltine. When the constable took it out of the prisoner's pocket, he laid it on a sheet of paper; I saw the mark on the head side, and two marks on the other; I know it was the half guinea I had given to Mrs. Woodbridge. I gave the constable directions to take care of it.

Mr. Knapp. You are talking about a thing that is not to be seen; the jury are to be the best judges of the marks.

- EDGAR. Q. Have you this half guinea. - A. No, I had the half guinea; when I took it from the prisoner I let Mr. Heseltine look at it; then I wrapped it up in a piece of paper.

Q. You are a constable of what place. - A. Of Cripplegate ward.

Q. Are you constable or beadle. - A. I am ward beadle. On the next morning I went to fetch the prisoner out of the Compter, he requested that I would give him the silver back that I had at the time I folded the half guinea up and put it in my pocket, and went before the alderman.

Q. Did you produce it before the alderman. - A. No. The reason was, because Mr. Heseltine requested that the prisoner might be remanded for a week, and upon that account it was not shewn to the alderman; I kept the half guinea in my pocket three or four days, and then I put it in the bureau; whether it was in the paper when I put it in the bureau, or whether it had slipped out I do not know, I never unfolded it. I put it up with the paper, as I supposed, but there was a hole in the paper and a hole in my breeches pocket. You may think I put it out of my pocket to hinder the prosecution, but it was no such thing, because Mr. Heseltine was endeavouring to prevent the prosecution at the time.

Mr. Bolland. The prisoner confessed that he took the half guinea.

Mr. Knapp. Unless you have the half guinea for the jury to see whether it was that half guinea, you cannot bring it home to the prisoner.

Court to Heseltine. What were the very words that passed at the time when the prisoner was taken with the money upon him. - A. I told him that money had been missed from the till; the constable immediately said, your master has missed a great deal of money; I said search Mr. Holland, and all in the house shall be searched till the money is found. When he was searched we found a half guinea; he was asked how he came by it, he said he found it in the till.

Court. This confession does not go so far as to say - this is the half guinea I took from Mrs. Woodbridge.

MRS. WOODBRIDGE. Q. You do not know the half guinea do you. - A. The half guinea had a dot on the head.

Q. Did Mr. Heseltine point out any marks on the half guinea. - A. Not to me.

Q. To whom did you give that half guinea that you received from Mr. Heseltine. - A To Mr. Holland.

Jury. The constable is highly culpable.

NOT GUILTY .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-6

6. GEORGE SMITH was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 27th of October , ten shirts, value 30 s. and a pillow case, value 1 s. the property of Paul Mac Fane and Matthew Cardew .

MATTHEW CARDEW . I live in the Kent road, Surrey; my partner's name is Paul Mac Fane ; we are

school masters . I can only speak to the property.

ANN SCOTT . I live with Mr. Mac Fane and Cardew. These shirts that were missing were found on the prisoner; I have the care of the linen; we suppose they were taken from the drying ground about five weeks ago.

DANIEL BISHOP . I am an officer of Worship-street. On the 27th of October last, about half past seven in the evening, passing through Shoreditch, I saw the prisoner go into the Three Pigeons public house; observing something bulky under his coat I laid hold of him; I said I cannot pass you, I must see what you have got under your coat; I immediately took from under his coat a pillow case, containing seven shirts, all wet. I then took him to the public house adjoining the public office, Worship-street; I searched him. On his person I found three wet shirts; I asked him how he came by them, he said if I wanted to know I must find it out; he afterwards said he bought them.

Prisoner. The shirts were dry.

Q. to Bishop. How did you find out to whom they belonged. - A. There were two of the shirts marked Varty; I looked in the Directory, and found out Mr. Varty in the Borough; I went there; they told me they had two sons at Mr. Mac Fane 's boarding school.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the shirts and paid for them; I am a dealer in Rag-Fair , I gave thirty shillings for the shirts.

GUILTY , aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-7

7. MARGARET NORTON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 24th of September , six silver salts, value 2 l. six silver table spoons, value 2 l. six silver tea spoons, value 10 s. six silver salt spoons, value 10 s. a pair of sugar tongs, value 10 s. a cream jug, value 10 s. a pair of snuffers, value 10 s. a punch ladle, value 5 s. a silver-topped pepper box, value 1 s. four gowns, value 2 l. six caps, value 7 s. a cloak, value 2 s. four petticoats, value 10 s. a bonnet, value 5 s. five habit shirts, value 5 s. four pair of stockings, value 5 s. and a shift, value 1 s. the property of John Scott , in the dwelling house of George Belshaw .

MARY SCOTT . I lodge at Mr. Belshaw's in James-street, Covent Garden . The prisoner at the bar was servant to me, she came to me on the 21st of November. On Thursday evening the 24th I went down in the kitchen to have our supper, and left the prisoner up in our sitting room; no one was there but her; but soon after I went into the kitchen I wanted the girl, I called her several times, no one answered; I went up into the room to see for her, she was not there; I missed the key from the nail in the bed room where it hung.

Q. Was she in the habit of knowing where it hung. A. Yes. I wanting the girl, I went to the bed room to see for the girl; when I come there I found my key in the outside of the door; I went into the room, but no one was there; directly I missed a box that contained part of my wearing apparel, I thought some one had taken it; I looked in a portmanteau for some plate, it was in a pillow case, just as I brought it from the country; when I looked for the plate I missed it, I went down stairs, the girl could not be found any where in he house; we applied to Bow-street office, and found her soon after.

Q. Did you see the girl afterwards. - A. I did, in about two hours afterwards. I then said to her, Peggy, what have you been doing to take these things, she kneeled down and said pray ma'am forgive me, I never did such a thing before. I saw the property at Bow-street that night, Mr. Adkins produced it; I did not miss any one thing; the whole was found upon her.

Q. How long had she lived with you. - A. From the Monday to the Thursday: she was hired from a public office, we had a character with her from a little public house.

JOHN ADKINS . Q. You are an officer. - A. Yes Mr. Scott came to me at the office a little after eleven o'clock at night, he told me had been robbed. From what information I got from him I went into St. Giles, I went into several houses where I saw light; the last house I went into I went into the garret, and the prisoner at the bar was sitting on the floor in an empty room, with the pillow by the side of her, a great part of the plate was out of the pillow case; she was looking it over.

Prisoner. No, I was not.

Adkins. I found a box near to her, with a quantity of wearing apparel in it; I charged her with the robbery of her master; I asked her if there was any body with her, she said there was a young man with her when she committed the robbery, she would not tell me his name; I saw no young man, she was alone in the room. I took her into custody, and brought her away, and the plate and box, with the wearing apparel. I sent for Mr. Scott and Mrs. Scott also, they both came and said it was their property, and that was the girl that had lived servant with them. I produce the property.

Q. to prosecutrix. Look at the milk jug, is that your property. - A. Yes, it is marked JMS, it is worth fourteen or fifteen shillings, and the six table spoons are mine; they are worth thirty shillings; the six salts are mine, they are worth thirty shillings; they are all mine. The gown is worth ten shillings, the salt spoons and tea spoons they are worth a shilling a piece; the sugar tongs are worth six shillings; the punch ladle is worth two shillings.

Q. How lately had you seen them before the prisoner went away out of the house. - A. On the same day I had been to the portmanteau, and I had seen them.

Prisoner's Defence. I went up stairs for two towels to hem, and when I was returning out of the room, a young man met me at my elbow, I asked him what he wanted, he said what is that to you; he went and looked about the place, I was greatly surprized; he said if I made any noise he would kill me; he took a knife out of his bosom and said, if I went to make any alarm, he would cut my throat; he went to the portmanteau and took the things out, and he took the box; there was a man in the street took the box of him; they dragged me along till they came to this room; the man that took the property went down to get some bread and cheese; he was not gone five minutes before he called William. The other man then went down stairs; the man was not out of the room two minutes before the officer came up.

The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave her a good character.

Court. Gentlemen of the jury - The prisoner is charged with stealing in a dwelling house; by law stealing in

the dwelling house of another to the value of forty shillings, is a capital offence, and the law is made upon good and sound principles. It is not very probable that any thing of the sort that she pretends did happen; because, in that case, most likely she would have alarmed her mistress, and she would have alarmed the neighbourhood: then that which she pretended did happen would not have happened. She is found afterwards in this room with this property close by her, and nobody is found with her, and it is not very probable that they would leave left her alone with this property in the room, if her story is true.

GUILTY , - DEATH , aged 16.

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

Reference Number: t18071202-8

8. WILLIAM PARKER was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 11th of November , a silver watch, value 40 s. the property of John Palmer , in the dwelling house of William Turner .

JOHN PALMER . I live at No. 18, Hertford street, Fitzroy Market, in the parish of St. Pancras . On the 11th of November the prisoner came into my shop; there are two windows to the front of the shop, one window I occupy as a taylor , and the other with earthen ware and china; I was sitting on the taylor's side; the prisoner asked me if I could mend him some china, I told him I could if he would bring it; he had none with him; he went out of the shop; in five minutes he returned again, he said I must have a direction of your shop, for I shall send my boy with the china. He walked through the shop into the parlour; I began to suspect him; in about half a minute I jumped off my board and went into the parlour after him.

Q. Was any body else in the parlour - A. My son, he is about eleven years old, and no one else. I did not see him take any thing, so I gave him a written direction of my shop; he went towards Warren-street. When he had been gone about two minutes a thought struck me about the watch.

Q. Where was your watch hanging. - A. Over the mantle piece in the parlour; it was a silver watch. I gave four guineas for it about eighteen years ago; it was a good going watch. I went into the parlour the moment the thought struck me, I missed the watch; I sent my little boy one way after him, and went another way myself; the boy went towards Fitzroy street, I saw the boy bring him back. I went and met them, he came very peacably by the side of the boy, and no other one with him.

Q. What time of the day was it. - A. About half past four in the evening, it was not quite dark, it was near dusk; I met them at the corner of Warren-street; the prisoner, myself, and the boy, came into the shop together again.

Q. You did not lay hold of him. - A. No, he made no resistance; I sent for a constable and searched him, but could not find the watch upon him; the constable asked the prisoner where he lived, he said in North-street; I found afterwards that he lived there, he had been there but a week. I had him taken up again the same evening, about half past ten, by the advice of Mr. Baker. On the next morning the watch was brought to me by Mr. White, a neighbour. I am sure it is my own watch.

WILLIAM PALMER, JUNIOR. Q. How old are you. - A. Eleven last October.

Q. Do you know what an oath is - A. Yes.

Q. You know you are come to speak the truth - A. Yes.

Q. If you were to take a false oath, what do you think God Almighty would do with you after you were dead. - A. I should go to fire and brimstone.

Q. Do you remember the prisoner at the bar coming into your father's shop. - A. Yes; my father desired me to pursue him, I did, and brought him back; he came with me.

GEORGE WHITE . Q. How old are you. - A. Only nine and a half.

Q. Do you know what an oath is. - A. Yes, and if I tell a lie I shall go to a bad place. I live in Hertford-street, No. 10.

Q. You found the watch, I think, did you. - A. Yes, in Warren-street, the corner of Fitzroy-street; it was in the channel; it was a frosty morning when I found it.

Q. Do you recollect what day of the week it was when you found it. - A. I found it on Thursday the 12th of November, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning; it was quite light. I brought the watch home and gave it to my father.

Q. to prosecutor. When the prisoner went out of your shop which way did he go. - A.Warren-street is about six doors from our shop; I saw him go that way, I did not see him go into the street.

Q. to prosecutor's son. When you overtook the prisoner, where was it - A. I overtook him in Warren-street about two or three doors from Fitzroy-street; I found him on the right hand side of the way.

Q. Do you know the place where this boy found the watch. - A. Yes he shewed it me afterwards.

Q. Did the man pass by that place when you overtook him. - A. No, he went very near the place when I stopped him.

Q. to George White . Did you shew to Palmer where you found the watch. - A. Yes.

Prisoner. The taylors part of the shop is boarded up like a private room, so that the parlour is hid from his sight. - Prosecutor. I can see the parlour, door by turning my head round.

Q. Is there no door of communication from your parlour into the passage - A. Yes, that is always locked; there is a passage door besides my shop door.

JOHN BAKER . I am a constable. On Wednesday night Mr. Palmer came to me to apprehend the prisoner; I apprehended him in bed; I took him to the watchhouse. I took him to the magistrate on the next morning, and the watch was produced; it was given to me by the magistrate's order; it has been in my custody ever since.

THOMAS WHITE . Q. You are father to the little boy. - A. Yes.

Q. Do you remember his bringing you a watch. - A. I do it was on Thursday morning the 12th of November; I gave it to Mr. Palmer myself.

Q. to prosecutor. Mr. White gave you the watch - A. He did; I gave it Mr. Baker by the order of the magistrate.

(The property produced and identified.)

Prisoner's Defence. I am in the habit of drilling glass and stone; a person applied to me to drill some china; this man had a bill in his window, china mended here; I went into the shop to get what the price was to mend china; I came out and went into the shop again and

went into the parlour; he came with me and gave me his address. I then walked out into the street; the child came to me, and asked me to come back; I went back, and the man asked who I was, I told him, and where I lived; he sent for a constable, he searched me and found nothing; the constable went home with me, and found I lived where I had told them. In the evening when I was in bed, Mr. Palmer and Mr. Baker came; they took me out of bed. searched my drawers, and took me to the watchhouse, and at the office the following morning was produced the watch; and more of it I do not know; I only wish to make the observation, that Mr. Palmer had not seen the watch an hour previous to my going into the place; any person might go in the house and be accused of it the same as I was. I declare I know nothing of the watch.

Q. to prosecutor. Who does the house belong to. - A. William Turner . I have only the shop, parlour, and a bed room.

GUILTY . aged 50.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Graham.

Reference Number: t18071202-9

9. GEORGE FIELD was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 15th of October , a pelisse, value 3 l. the property of lady Mary dowager countess of Macclesfield , and two cotton gowns, value 15 s. the property of Joseph Sheldon , in the dwelling house of the said lady Mary dowager, countess of Macclesfield .

MR. LARK. I am a painter, I was employed to paint lady Macclesfield's house, the prisoner was employed by me to work at the dowager's house. On Monday the 19th of October I discovered the drawers in the back parlour, and the butler's room were broken open; I being at work in the house, I found they had been broken open by a tool that painter's use; I have the tool here; this was the mark of this point of the knife in several places; and this iron was used to poise the knife to force the lock down. There is twenty locks broken in trunks and drawers, and so forth. I discovered this on Monday, and the prisoner not being at work on the Saturday, nor on the Monday, my suspicion fell on him. I immediately applied to Mr. Conant in Marlborough-street, he sent Jackson with me immediately, to see the condition of the house. In Oxford-street we met Burton the officer, from his information, and by the description of the man, we went to the Savoy; we found Field there; he had been taken to the office in the morning as a deserter, and was sent to the Savoy. The officer took him in custody. The property was traced to be pawned by him.

Cross-examined by Mr. Walford. You had several workmen in your employ in that house. - A. Yes.

MR. WILLMOTT. I live in Bird-street, Oxford-street. On the 14th of October the prisoner came and pledged a gown for five shillings; I had seen him before.

ADAM CHRISTIAN . I am a pawnbroker, 72, High-street, Mary-le-bone. I believe the prisoner is the person that pledged the things on the 14t hand on the 15th of October; he pledged on the 14th a pelisse and a gown.

Q. Who pledged that pelisse with you. - A. I believe the prisoner; I have no doubt; he pledged the pelisse for eight shillings.

Q. What is it worth. - A. It is worth more money.

Q. I must have the truth, whether your character is at stake or not, what is it worth. - A. I cannot tell what it may be worth, second hand things sell so bad; it is worth a guinea or more; I never looked at it much.

Q. Then look at it, what is it made of. - A. Pretty fine cloth.

Q.Is it not made of ladies' fine cloth. - A. Yes.

Q. Then I shall have the truth at last - upon your oath what is it worth. - A. It may be worth to the owner, perhaps, two guineas; it may be worth more to the owner.

Q. Then how much is it worth. - A. I should make no doubt it cost three guineas.

Q. How much more. - A. It might cost three or four pounds; it has been worn a great deal.

Q. Then how much is it worth now. - A. It might be worth a guinea now, perhaps.

Q. Upon your oath is it not worth two. - A. It may to the wearer; I do not think it would sell for more than a guinea.

Q. Upon your oath am I to understand you to say you think it would not sell for more than a guinea. - A. No, I do not think it would.

Q. Then that is an answer - is it not made of the finest ladies' cloth - A. Yes, but I do not know how wide the cloth runs.

Q. You can tell me, perhaps, how many yards there is in it. - A. No, I cannot.

Q. Do you know how much a yard it is, perhaps you can tell me that - A. I cannot.

Q. So you lend money upon things, the value of which you do not know. - A. The whole of it is this; he only wanted money on this for three or four days; he said it was his sister's; of course I said it would do for eight shillings; I lent him that on it, he had never pawned any thing with me before, to the best of my knowledge; he pawned it in the name of Thomas Cook .

Cross-examined by Mr. Walford. You never saw this man before. - A. Not to my knowledge.

Q. You did not particularly examine the pelisse. - A. Not at all.

Q. You did examine it enough to see it was worth eight shillings. - A. Yes.

Q. Suppose your attention had not been called by this circumstance, and you had seen him at any other place, should you have known him. - A. I believe he is the man.

Court. Then, upon your oath, have you any doubt that he is the man. - A. I have no doubt about it; I have very little doubt it.

Q. Do you mean to say whether you have little or no doubt. - A. Such a thing may be, I may be mistaken; it was a young man, a painter; I have no doubt but he is the same; I may be mistaken.

Q. You shall tell me whether you have any doubt or not. - A. I am not perfectly sure.

Q. Did you ever see him afterwards. - A. Yes, the next evening, the 15th.

Q. What conversation passed between you. - A. Very little; only he brought these two shifts; I looked at them a little.

Q. Now look at him again. and tell me whether you have any doubt or not. - A. As I said before, I may be mistaken.

Q. I know you may be mistaken, or you may be

something worse - look at him again, have you a doubt. A. I am almost sure; I may be mistaken, I saw so little of him.

Q. Very likely, but have you a doubt about it. - A. Very little doubt about it; there may be another man like him.

Q. Now look at him again, and tell me whether you have any doubt. - A. I am not perfectly sure that he was the man; I believe he is, but to be quite sure I am not.

Q. You saw him twice. - A. I did,

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of the affair. I beg leave to refer you to my late master's certificate of my character if called for, and to assure you that business prevented him from coming in my behalf.

GUILTY , aged 19.

Of stealing to the value of thirty-nine shillings.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Grose.

Reference Number: t18071202-10

10. JAMES ANDERSON was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Maria Heim and Harriet Heim , spinster s, about the hour of seven at night on the 16th of November , and burglariously stealing therein, a spencer, value 15 s. and a body part of a pelisse, value 5 s. their property .

MARIA HEIM . I live at No. 14, Golden-square, Marylebone , I am in partnership with my sister Harriet, we are haberdasher s and dress maker s. On the 16th of November, about half past seven o'clock, I was sitting in the parlour at the back of the shop, a boy that shuts up our shop came to enquire whether he should shut up the shop; hearing a noise I went into the shop. On getting up I observed James Anderson in the middle of the shop; Samuel Cost that shuts up the shop told me he was robbing of the shop.

Q. Where was Cost then. - A. At the shop door, inside of the shop; the prisoner had thrown the spencer and part of a pelisse on the floor.

Q. Where had the spencer and the pelisse been standing before. - A. On a stand on one side of the shop; I had seen it about half an hour before. The prisoner begged Samuel Cost to let him pass; my sister and the work people came forward; we sent for a constable and secured the boy.

HARRIET HEIM . Q. You were present when this passed, as your sister described. - A. Yes, I was in the parlour with her, I had seen this spencer and part of a pelisse hanging up in the shop not many minutes before. I followed my sister upon hearing the noise; Cost said the prisoner was robbing the shop; our boy was coming in to shut up the shop, he only lives over the way; he saw him through the window before he came in. When Cost told us the prisoner was robbing the shop, the prisoner went down upon his knees, and desired us to let him go.

Q. Did you see him throw the things down. - A. No. I picked them up from the floor.

SAMUEL COST . Last Monday fortnight, I was going to shut up Miss Heim's shop; I found the shop door half open; I saw the prisoner on the left hand of me, in the shop, as I was at the door, he had got a spencer in his left hand, and part of a pelisse in his right hand; he heard me make a noise with the latch of the door; he chucked the spencer, and part of the pelisse on the ground, he left the other half unhooked; he came to the door, and asked me to let him out; I pushed him in, and shut the door. Miss Heims came in the shop, then he downed upon his knees, and asked them to forgive him; they sent for a constable, he was taken in custody. I did not see him go into the shop.

Q. Did you make any remarks upon the panes of the window in the shop. - A. Yes, there was a piece cut out of the window, big enough for his hand to go through.

Q. Then he must have got in the shop by the door to have got hold of this spencer. - A. Yes, they were in the middle of the shop.

Q. But by putting his hand into this pane of glass, could be reach the door to unlatch it. - A. No, it was not near the door.

Q. You say you found the door a-jar when you went in. - A. Yes.

JOSEPH GREGORY. I searched the prisoner at the watchhouse; I found nothing about him; I went the next morning early, I examined the windows, I found a pane of glass taken out; there were nothing but some ribbons near it; by what the ladies informed me, there was nothing taken out. I said to the prisoner you little rogue, how came you to have cut the window in the manner you have done; he replied, another did that; he said he was a poor lad, he swept chimneys sometimes, and lived in St. Giles's, and hoped that I would speak to the ladies to forgive him; he said, he saw nobody in the shop; he opened the door, went in at the door, and took the things. I have got the spencer and the pelisse.

Q. to prosecutor. Can you take upon you to say, before you heard the noise of your boy coming in, whether your shop door was shut too. - A. It had been shut too the whole of the evening; there had nobody been in before for half an hour; we always shut our shop door; the shop woman had not left the shop five minutes.

JOHN JONES . I asked the boy what he was going to do with these things, he said, he was going to sell them to a black jew; I understood at last it was a Polish jew.

(The property produced and identified.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going in for two halfpenny laces for my boots; I saw them things laying, I kicked them with my foot; I took them up in my hand, I felt, they felt soft; this lad came in, he said I was going to take them out of the shop.

GUILTY , aged 14.

Of stealing, but not of burglariously breaking and entering.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18071202-11

11. WILLIAM WEST was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 14th of November , fourteen pound weight of mutton, value 2 s. 6 d. the property of John Mortimer .

JOHN MORTIMER . I am a butcher at Hounslow . On the 14th of November, in the evening, between eight and nine o'clock, I lost a piece of mutton. I heard some one run from the door; I looked out, I could not see who it was; Mr. Oats was coming by just afterwards, I told him I had lost a piece of mutton; I then went of the opposite side of the way; I saw the man standing in Mr. Eddington's public house.

Q. Was that the prisoner - A. Yes, with the meat tied up in a handkerchief and some part of it out under his coat; I challenged him with it, he said what he had got was his own; he abused me very much, he said he bought it and paid for it, he would not shew it me nor any body else.

Q. Had you missed a piece of mutton. - A. Yes, it was laying about a yard in the shop window, the window was open; I told him if he did not give it me again I would have him taken up; he made off with it under his coat; I and Mr. Elviss followed him; going up to Mr. Charlton's there stood William Elliot , I asked him to go forward with Mr. Elviss, while I got a constable; they did: I got a constable, and before we came to him he threw it away.

Q. Did you see him throw it away - A. No, Mr. Elviss saw him throw it away. This is the handkerchief he had the meat in; when the constable took him he wanted to make it up with me, he would pay me for the meat, or any thing else; he said he did not take it, but he knew them that did take it. I took the meat back; it matched with the leg of mutton exactly; the fat and lean corresponded exactly.

Cross-examined by Mr. Curwood. It was a piece of a leg of mutton - A. No, part of a loin.

Q. You did not see who took it - A. I did not.

Q. Seeing this man with some meat in a handkerchief you accused him. - A. Yes, and he denied it.

Q. One loin is very much like another. - A. Yes, but this matched with the leg.

Prisoner's Defence. As I went out of the house, I saw somewhat lay in the road, the moon shone very bright; I returned back into the same house I came out of, I told the men that were in the house that I picked up a bit of meat in a handkerchief; I never untied it. This man came in, he said what have you got; I said what is that to you, it is nothing of yours as I know of.

GUILTY , aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

Reference Number: t18071202-12

12. REBECCA SIMMONDS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 3rd of November , in the dwelling house of Elizabeth Mottier , widow , three table cloths, value 12 s. three shifts, value 12 s. four pair of stockings, value 2 s. a pillow case, value 2 s. a handkerchief, value 2 s. and a bank note, value 50 l. her property .

ELIZABETH MOTTIER . I live at the King's Arms in Poland-street, St James's parish ; I keep a public hous e.

Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar. - A. Yes, she lived servant with me; the first time she lived with me seven weeks, and the second time she lived with me three days; she came on the Thursday before the robbery; the robbery was on Saturday, and she was taken up at my own house on the Tuesday following. On Saturday the 31st of October, I sent her to buy me three yards of ribbon in Oxford-street, and out of the shop she stole three whole pieces; I took her to the shop and she acknowledged to the officer that she took them; the lady of the shop would not be troubled with it. I was taken very ill on the Saturday, and Mrs. Little came and attended the business below while I went to bed; Rebecca Simmonds went up stairs with me about eleven o'clock and helped me to undress myself; I put three notes, with a bank note of fifty pound, into a little box, which I always keep my money in, I put it in my pocket; I put my pocket under my pillow, I went to bed and the prisoner left my room; my daughter got up in the morning, she is not sensible, she slept in the same bed with me; she went down stairs, I believe it was between nine and ten o'clock in the morning. Rebecca Simmonds came up, I was not awake when she came in the room; I raised up my head, I saw her by the bed side with some tea for me to drink; I took my tea and laid down again, and got up about eleven o'clock. When I got out of bed I saw my pockets lye upon the stool by the bedside, I did not see her lay them there; my box was in my pocket, I put my pockets on without suspicion. On the Tuesday following I missed a pair of stockings, she declared she had not seen them; I insisted upon her being searched and emptying her pockets; Mrs. Little, the prisoner, and me, went up into the dining room; she gave the duplicate up of a pair of stockings pawned at Mr. Dobree's, she said if I would forgive her she would give me up all the things; I told her she must take the consequence. She gave me all the duplicates with the ribbon I before mentioned.

Q. How many duplicates were there. - A. There were two of mine; the other was for a broach she stole of her master's she lived with in Broad-street; then I missed the note. I told her if she would give me the note I would forgive her.

Q. She did not give up the note. - A. No.

Q. Then I cannot hear anything about the note; did you give the officer the duplicates. - A. No, the officer took them from the table.

Q. You rent the house since the death of your husband. - A. Yes.

Q. Upon your enquiring of this girl for the things you lost, you examined the box. - A. I examined it when I missed my stockings; only the fifty pound note was gone; the other three remained, with some other money belonging to some gentlemen that use my house; there was near one hundred and seventy pound altogether in the box.

Q. You do not know what became of the fifty pound note. - A. On the Sunday there was a young man came in and called her out to a gentleman that came from Chelsea; we asked her if this gentleman had the note, she declared that he had not nor had she seen it.

THOMAS BARNS . I am a constable of St. James's. I went into Mrs. Mottier's to take some beer, on the 3rd of November, the prisoner was in the bar; Mrs. Mottier said here is an officer come, she said she had lost a fifty pound note; the duplicates were laying on the table; I took them and found out the property. I asked the prisoner if she knew any thing of the fifty pound note, she declared herself innocent.

Prisoner. That gentleman, Mrs. Mottier, and Mrs. Little, said they would forgive me if I would own to the fifty pound note.

Q. to prosecutor. Had she given up the duplicates before any promise was made to her. - A. When she produced the duplicates I had not promised her any pardon.

WILLIAM KING . I am apprentice to Mr. Taite's pawnbroker. The constable produced to me the duplicates; there were three articles pledged, a pillowcase and handkerchief, for two shillings, on the 8th of August, and a table cloth, half a crown, on the 3rd. of August; they were pawned by the prisoner.

(The property produced and identified.)

JOSEPH GREGORY . My brother officer was ill. I took the prisoner and another before the magistrate on the 4th of November; I searched her, I found nothing about her; she acknowledged stealing every thing but the note. I said I was sorry I had not her at the first, perhaps then I should have found the note; she said I do not mind being committed for this, but they have not got the note.

GUILTY .

Of stealing to the value of thirty-nine shillings only.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18071202-13

13. THOMAS LEWIS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 15th of September , a silver wine strainer, value 2 l. a silver desert spoon, value 10 s. a silver salt, value 5 s. and a silver salt spoon, value 1 s. the property of Hans Busk , in his dwelling house .

SARAH BERNARD . On the 15th of September the prisoner came to my master's house, No. 26, Nottingham-place, Marylebone parish, with two books, and said my mistress had ordered them.

Q. What is your master's name. - A. Hans Busk . I did not see the books, they were in paper; he asked for fourteen shillings, I refused to give him the fourteen shillings; he asked to stop a few minutes till my mistress came in, I said yes; I went down stairs and stopped about ten minutes, and when I came up again he said he was going to Gloucester-place in the New-Road, he would call when he came back, and after he was gone I missed the things in the indictment from the parlour; I did not see him take them.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. You left him in the passage when you went down stairs. - A. Yes, and when I came up he said he was going to Gloucester-place; he did not return.

Q. You went to Cold Bath fields prison, you was shewn a person there. - A. I was not shewn him there, I saw him at the New Prison, I knew him to be the same person.

Q. Was not you told that you should see such a person there. - A. No, my master heard a person was taken up on a similar offence; I went to Marlborough-street, there I saw him then.

Q. I am told that none of these things have been found. - A. None of them.

Court. You say he stood in the passage, was there any door that stood in the passage. - A. There was a door in the passage that went into the parlour.

Q. Were the things that were lost taken out of the parlour. - A. They were all in the parlour, or in the cupboard in the parlour.

Q. Do you know the value of them. - A. I do not.

ALICE BERNARD . I am sister to the last witness. On the 15th of September the prisoner knocked at Mr. Busk's door; I went in the area to see who was there; I am sure he is the man, he had a paper parcel in his hand. I came in and told my sister there was a man at the door; my sister went up and let him in.

- BURTON. I am an officer of Marlborough-street; I apprehended him on the 24th of October on a similar offence.

Prisoner's Defence. I am not guilty; I was never in the house in my life, I never saw an article.

Q. to Bernard. Were these things silver. - A. They had my master's crest on; the wine strainer was silver, and the desert spoon, the salt was silver, washed inside with gold, and the salt spoon was silver.

The prisoner called six witnesses, who gave him a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Grose.

Reference Number: t18071202-14

14. JOSEPH HYAMS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 24th of November , a pocket book, value 2 s. the property of Henry Wessel , privily from his person .

HENRY WESSEL. I am a native of Fleming. I am captain of a vessel .

Q. When was it you was robbed. - A. On Tuesday the 24th of November, about eleven o'clock, going from the Change to the Tower; I neither saw nor felt it done; this man brought it me again (pointing to Mr. Woodbine.)

Q. When had you felt the pocket book in your possession. - A. I had felt it not a minute before it was taken from me.

Q. You do not know when you lost it. - A. No.

Q. You never felt it go. - A. No.

Q. When it was taken from you, you was informed by a man that it was taken, and that you had felt it in your pocket about a minute before you had received that information - is that right. - A. Yes.

HENRY WOODBINE . I am a mill and hand screw-maker. On the 24th of November, between eleven and one, I was coming along Bishopsgate-street , I saw two men pass me, who appeared to me to be very suspicious characters; I looked after them, and I stepped out of the pathway into the road, about three yards, and I saw the prisoner take a pocket book from the captain's pocket.

Q. Where was it. - A. In Bishopsgate-street; I understood afterwards it was at the corner of Devonshire-street, when I got before the lord mayor.

Q. Is the prisoner the man you mean. - A. Yes, he is the man, and Mr. Wessel is the captain that the pocket book was taken from; the prisoner ran away directly and I ran after him and collared him, I told him to give me the pocket book; he with a sneer said there it is, he threw it down; I let him go, and told my son to call out stop thief; I went and got the pocket book; directly I picked it up I gave it to the captain, he was very near me; then I went in pursuit of the man, and when I got to him there was a mob collected, and he was in custody of an officer; I am sure he is the man, I saw him put his hand into the captain's pocket, and he took his pocket book.

Cross-examined by Mr. Pooley. You saw two men of suspicious characters - I want to know whether you can take upon you positively to swear whether the book was not taken by the other person, and not by the prisoner. - A. I have sworn that it was taken by the prisoner, and I will swear it if I was going to die this minute; I mean to swear that this man took it.

- . I am clerk to an upholsterer; I saw the prisoner with the pocket book in his hand; Mr. Woodbine came up to him; the prisoner ran up Devonshire-street, and Mr. Woodbine after him; when Mr. Woodbine catched hold of him he threw the pocket book down on the ground; I was not near enough to hear what he said; I should have ran after him but I fell down and sprained my thigh, I could not get up, soon enough.

Q. You saw him throw the pocket book down. - A Yes.

Cross-examined by Mr. Pooley. Did you see any other person running. - A. Yes, the other person ran straight on; I took most notice of the prisoner, seeing the pocket book in his hand.

WILLIAM WOODBINE , JUNIOR. I saw my father lay hold of the prisoner, and immediately the prisoner dropped the pocket book; my father let him go and picked up the pocket book; he said lay hold of him, Harry. I laid hold of him, he gave me a knock on the breast and almost knocked me down; he ran up Devonshire-street, several people attempted to lay hold of him, he made a hit at them, he get out of the way as long as he could.

Q. He was secured at last. - A. Yes.

Q. Are you sure that is the same man. - A. Yes; at the bottom of Devonshire-street he turned an alley, and there some barber laid hold him.

WILLIAM MACEY . I am a painter and glazier. I was coming down Devonshire-street, I saw a mob, I went up to see what was the matter; I saw the prisoner and captain Wessel; the captain said he had been robbed; the pocket book was given to me by the captain. I took the prisoner before the lord mayor.

(The property produced and identified.)

The prisoner left his defence to his counsel, and called no witnesses to his character.

GUILTY , aged 18.

Of stealing to the value of eleven pence.

Transported for Seven Years .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-15

15. MICHAEL TUHOY , alias TWIE , was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 16th of November , a till, value 6 d. a bag, value 1 d. six pieces of gold coin called seven shilling pieces, and 1 l. 12 s. 6 d. in monies, the property of William Smith , in his dwelling house .

WILLIAM SMITH . I keep the White Horse public house and eating house in Warwick-lane . On the 16th of November, a little after four o'clock, I come out of my bar to go to lay a cloth on a table; I was about five yards from the bar; I heard a great noise, I turned my head towards the bar, I saw a man with the till in his hand, which he knocked against the corner of the partition and made a great noise; he was going out of the liquor shop door with the till in his hand. I am positive to that man at the bar being the man; he ran down Oxford Arms passage to a baker's that lies on the right hand, and turned too short at the corner, fell over a stone and he and the till fell down altogether. I believe there was a great quantity of copper in the till and some loose silver.

Q. Were you following of him. - A. I was. I attempted to secure him at the time he ran down the Oxford Arms inn, and locked himself in a stable, he come out of the stable at another door that opened at the corner, then he was secured by the groom; when he got into the yard another man assisted him, he got loose from him and ran out of the yard into the market; he pulled off his coat and took hold of a glass bottle, and declared vengeance against the man that had laid hold of him; they afterwards secured him in the market and brought him into my house.

Q. Are you sure it is the same man. - A. I am positive it is the same man.

Q. How far did you go in the pursuit. - A. I followed him with the till in his hand until he fell down.

Q. You secured your till. - A. Yes.

Q. Did you go into the market after him. - A. I did not; when I was going up into the market I met a man coming in charge of him.

Q. Are you quite sure he is the same person. - A. I am quite sure he is the same person; I saw his face so plain going out of the door.

Q. Did you know him before. - A. I did not.

Q. How came he to strike against the partition. - A. The door about reaches the counter; reaching over his hand to take the till out, and drawing it back, he hit the till against the partition, and on his going out of the door he knocked the till against the door; then I saw his face very plain.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. I understood you to say you believed him to be the man. - A. No.

Court. I positively believe him to be the man is what he said.

Mr. Knapp. You had never seen him before. - A. No.

Q. How lately had you looked in the till so as to enable you to tell what was the contents of the till. - A. I could not tell what was the contents of the till, only what was in the bag.

Q. How lately had you seen the contents of the bag. - A. I only know when I took and counted it out to the gentlemen that were there; I can tell there were six seven shilling pieces, and one pound twelve and six pence in silver.

Q. How lately had you seen it before. - A. I cannot say exactly; it might be half an hour before.

Q. Who goes to your till besides yourself. - A. My wife.

Q. Is she here. - A. No.

Q. Then if she had occasion to go to the till might not she have taken it out. - A. Yes, but then I have kept it in my pocket ever since.

Q. Is there any mark on the money. - A. No, I have the money here.

Q. Are you in partnership with any body. - A. No.

Q. Do you know what parish it is in. - A. Yes, Christ Church.

Q. It is your house. - A. Yes, I am the landlord of it.

Prisoner's Defence. I was never in his house before I was taken a prisoner.

The prisoner called one witness, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , - DEATH , aged 20.

[The prisoner was recommended to his Majesty's mercy by the jury on account of his youth.]

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-16

16. LAWRENCE FLANNAGAN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 25th of November , seven pieces of Turkey oil stone, value 1 l. 5 s. the property of James Trimby , John Bell and Benjamin Howell .

WILLIAM STRANGEWAY BROOKS . I am clerk to Messrs. Trimby, Bell, and Howard.

Q. How is the indictment. - A. James Trimby , John Bell , and Benjamin Howell . I told the clerk of tho indictment Benjamin Howard .

Court. The property belongs to Messrs. Bell, Trimby, and Howard, therefore it cannot belong to Howell.

NOT GUILTY .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-17

11. LAWRENCE FLANNAGAN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 25th of November , seven pieces of Turkey oil stone, value 1 l. 5 s. the property of James Trimby , John Bell and Benjamin Howard .

WILLIAM STRANGEWAY BROOKS. I am clerk to James Trimby , John Bell , and Benjamin Howard , toy merchants in St. Martin's-lane, Cannon-street . On the 25th of last month; I was placed behind a glass door, where I had a distinct view of a box, that contained Turkey oil stones, this was between eight and nine o'clock in the morning; I saw the prisoner come into the room go to the box, and take out seven pieces of Turkey oil stone, which he put into a small basket, that he had brought with him, and then went out of the room, with the basket with the Turkey oil stones in his hand: I followed him; very shortly and when I got to the bottom of the stairs, on the ground floor, I found him in the custody of the constable, with the basket and oil stones in it.

Q. What is the prisoner. - A. He was our porter , he came to our employ the middle of last July.

- . I am a constable. On the 25th of November, about a quarter past eight in the morning, I went down to Mr. Bell's house; I stopped there; in about ten minutes I took charge of the prisoner; I searched the prisoner, I said, my friend, you have got something that does not belong to you; his hands smelt very much of oil, I said you must have these goods. I asked Charles Bell to remove the hogshead, and behind it he took this basket out; I took the basket up, I counted seven stones. I produce them.

Q. to Brookes. Are these the stones belonging to your master. - A. They are, I saw him take them out of the box; we sell them at two shillings a pound, they weighed fourteen pound.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of the charge that is alledged against me; I was sweeping out the warehouse, when the constable and Mr. Bell took me in custody; I told them I had no property belonging to them, or any body else; they said I had. I said then I was willing to suffer for it, if I had; the constable said I smelt of oil, and my hands were dirty; I said a working man could not always have his hands clean; before I swept up the warehouse, I was sharpening some tools, I used some oil for that. He found the basket concealed behind the hogshead; I knew nothing about it; I told them where I lodged, and told them to go and unlock my box to see whether he thought I was robbing of them.

GUILTY , aged 28.

Confined One Month in Newgate , and Whipped in Gaol .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-18

17. ELIZABETH EVANS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 31st of October , a tea pot, value 5 s. the property of Henry Jones .

HENRY MORGAN . I am clerk to Mr. Jones, a china-man on Ludgate Hill . On Saturday the 31st of October, about twenty minutes after six in the evening; I saw the prisoner at the bar lurking about the door; I saw her come into the shop and take a white china tea pot, with a gilt edge, off the counter; I pursued her as far as the Bell Savage Yard, I took her by the arm, and she sat down on the pavement and I heard the tea pot fall from her; I picked the tea pot up, it was broke, and part of the tea pot cover; I brought her back to the shop, and went for the patrol; he came and took her to the Comptor.

Q. Do you know any thing of ths woman before. - A. No.

Q. Was she sober. - A. I am not positive whether she was or not.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of the affair, I was so much intoxicated; now supposing any body might put the tea pot in my hand, and I might think there was liquor in it; I have many times drank liquor out of a tea pot.

Constable. She told me going along to the Compter that she had only come out of Tothill Fields-bridwel on Friday; she had been two years there.

Prisoner. I was never there in my life, being intoxicated I might say any thing.

GUILTY , aged 46.

Confined Three Months in Newgate , and Twice Whipped .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-19

18. ARTHUR KEEF was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 26th of November , four pound weight of nails, value 2 s. 6 d. the property of John Vardon and William Vardon .

THOMAS SHARLAND. I am a warehouseman to Messrs. John Vardon and William Vardon , No. 3, Gracechurch-street ; I left the warehouse between eight and nine o'clock in the morning; I had not been gone ten minutes before I returned; as I entered the warehouse by the private door, I found the prisoner coming out of the cellar door; where he does his morning's work; the first thing that took my notice was a large projection in his side under his apron; he passed me and went into Peter's-alley, leading into Cornhill; I followed him, I asked what he had concealled in his apron or his pocket, he said it was his breakfast; I put my hand against his side, I found it was a hard substance, I requested him to let me see it, he did not care to let me see it; I took it out of his pocket, I found it was a parcel of nails; I brought him home; the constable took possession of him and the nails; the nails are called wherry clints, they are nails for boats; they weighed four pounds. The prisoner had lived with us as porter two years.

The property produced and identified.

The prisoner left his defence to his counsel, called eight witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 30.

Confined One Month in Newgate , and Privately Whipped .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-20

19. JOHN TYTLER was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 31st of October , a handkerchief, value 4 s. the property of Peregrine Paschal Bourdieu .

PEREGRINE PASCHAL BOURDIEU . On Saturday the 31st of October, about half past eleven in the day, I was going from my accompting house, 45, Lime-street; into Leadenhall-street; I was just by the India house , round the corner, I met a crowd, and seeing a number of people put their hand, in their pockets, supposing a gang of pickpockets were going by, I did the same; I put one hand in each coat pocket; I found myself pushed about, particularly by the prisoner; I observed to

him that he was obstructing my passage, and asked him to let me go by him; to which he replied, who the devil hinders you; and finding that he would not give way, I took my hands out of my pockets to make use of them, by putting my hands together, and forcing my way through; he went then against the iron railing of the India warehouse; I was just passing him, when I felt him put his hand into my right hand coat pocket; I immediately turned round and saw my pocket handkerchief drop from his hand on the ground, which I took up; I observed to him that he had done it very clumsily; I then kept my eye upon him from that time till the moment I took him up. The handkerchief the constable has.

Q. Are you positive it is the man. - A. I am positive it is the man; he pushed me about enough, I shall alway recollect him.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. There were a great many persons near you as well as the prisoner. - A. Yes.

Q. Might it not be some other hand that went into your pocket. - A. By the position that I was standing to him, and by the circumstance of the handkerchief being in his hand, no person could do it but him; I saw him drop the handkerchief; my reason for not seizing him immediately, I saw it was a gang of pickpockets; I was afraid of his being rescued.

LEWIS LEVY . I was standing about a yard from the prisoner at the time; I saw a blue handkerchief in his hand.

Q. Did you see how he got it. - A. I did not.

CHARLES DOBSON. I am a constable. On the 31st of August; there was a great riot at the India house, I was called to take two men in charge, I did; going along to the mansion house with them, Mr. Bourdieu told me the prisoner had picked his pocket; I took him in custody; I searched him at alderman Birch's door; these two handkerchiefs were in his pocket, and this Mr. Bourdieu gave me.

Prosecutor. That is my handkerchief.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of what I am accused of.

ANN SOLOMONS . - Mr. Knapp. Do you know either of these handkerchiefs. - A. I know this, it has two borders; I gave it to him to get me some tea and sugar in.

GUILTY , aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-21

20. WILLIAM SAUNDERS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 20th of November , a gallon of rum, value 5 s the property of the united company of merchants trading to the East Indies ; and

Five other counts, laying them to be the property of different other persons.

The indictment was read by Mr. Gleed, and the case stated by Mr. Knapp.

HUGH DOWNING . - Mr. Knapp. You are master of the Bentley hoy. - A. Yes, it was laying at Summer's quay, between the Tower and London bridge . The puncheon of rum was placed on the stern of the cabin; at eight o'clock I went to bed.

Q. Was the prisoner at the bar on board the hoy at the time you went to bed. - A. I never saw him till I took him. On the night of the 19th of November I heard the footsteps of a man over my head, I considered it to be the officer that had the charge of the liquor: I got out of bed, I listened, I heard a spilling of liquor or water; I instantly went on deck, there I saw the prisoner at the bar with a bladder in his hand; I asked him what he did there, he said nothing; I said you have a bladder in your hand; he then said he begged I would consider his wife and family

Q. Was it an empty bladder, or full of any thing. - A. It had a bulk, it had the appearance as though it was full.

Q. What became of the bladder. - A. I compelled the prisoner to go down into my cabin; in my forcing him down in my cabin it fell over, or whether he threw it down I do not know; I got the bladder afterwards by the assistance of two fishermen's boys laying at Billingsgate stairs; I called to them, they got a lanthorn and found it; when I came on shore the boys gave it me; I delivered it to Mr. Clark, who keeps the King's Head public house.

Q. What quantity might there be in the bladder. - A. I cannot say, I looked at the cask, there were two spile holes; when I turned the cask it leaked.

Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. It was impossible for you to tell us what was in the bladder, you neither know the contents of the puncheon that was in the vessel, or whether the bladder that was found was the same bladder. - A. I cannot say any more than I believe it was this bladder, it had a pipe in it.

PERRY WHITMORE . - Mr. Knapp. You are constable of Billinsgate ward. - A. Yes. I took charge of the prisoner at Summer's quay, and took him to the watch-house; the property was delivered to me by Downing, and the pipe in the bladder.

Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. You have all been strongly swearing that it is rum - I dare say you have not tasted it - do you know it is rum. - A. Yes, we had it before the lord mayor, it was proved to be rum.

JAMES SWAIN . - Mr. Gleed. What are you. - A. I am an excise watchman; I had the charge of the puncheon of rum on the 19th of November; I quitted the hoy between one and two o'clock in the morning; the puncheon was safe and perfect.

Q. Who succeeded you in the watch when you left it. - A. Saunders, he is an excise watchman.

- WORKSOP. Q. What are you. - A. I am an excise officer at the West India docks. On the 19th of November I delivered the puncheon of rum to Isaac Gilman ; I gauged it; one hundred and eight gallons was in it.

Mr. Alley. You did not deliver it on board the hoy. A. No.

Q. You do not know who sucked the mug. - A. No.

ISAAC GILMAN . - Mr. Knapp. Do you know the contents of this puncheon. - A. Yes; I delivered it to Downing.

JOHN BODDINGTON. I gauged the puncheon on board the Bentley hoy; there was one hundred and four gallons of liquor when I took the ullage.

- ROBERTS. I tried the strength of the liquor in the puncheon; it was from one to four. I tried the strength of the bladder, it was of the same proof.

Mr. Alley. You never saw any rum of the same proof. A. Yes, many times.

The prisoner left his defence to his counsel, called four witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 31.

Confined One Month in Newgate , and publicly Whipped at Billingsgate .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-22

21. JOHN ALMOND was indicted for feloniously forging on the 11th of June , a certain will and testament, purporting to be the last will and testament of Abraham Priddy , and to have signed it with the mark of Abraham Priddy , with intention to defraud the same Abraham Priddy .

Second count for uttering and publishing as true a like forged will, he knowing it to be forged, with the same intention.

Two other counts for forging and uttering and publishing as true, a like forged will, with intention to defraud the governor and company of the bank of England; and

Four other counts for like offences, only varying the manner of charging.

The indictment read by Mr. Bosanquet, and case stated by Mr. Garrow.

ROBERT HARRISON . - Mr. Fielding. What are you. - A. I am clerk in the prerogative office. This is produced from the prerogative office.

THOMAS HOVELL . - Mr. Knapp. I believe you are clerk to Messrs Crespigny and Green, Doctors' Commans. - A. I am; both these gentlemen are long since dead; I am in the same house.

Q. Look at the prisoner at the bar, and tell me whether you know him. - A. I know him to be John Almond .

Q. How long have you known it. - A. Twenty-three years, since the time he was in our office; I have not seen him but two or three times before this.

Q. In what character was he, and what was his situation of life, at the time you knew him, twenty-three years ago. - A. He was in the office of Messrs. Crespigny and Green. as writing clerk.

Q. How long did he continue in that situation as writing clerk. - A. I believe about fifteen months, and not exceeding eighteen months.

Q. Of course during that time he was employed, he knew how the probat of wills were to be got. - A. His employment was in making copies of wills.

Q. Do you remember his making any application about a will in May last. - A. Yes, he came to me.

Q. Did he make any other application about a will in June. - A. He did.

Court. In May; that was not this will.

Mr. Knapp. No, another will in May last:

Q. Whose will was that. - A. The will of Elizabeth Cornelleiss .

Q. After that do you remember on the 11th of June any application respecting the will in question. - A. Yes, the will of Abraham Priddy it was.

Q. Look at that, and tell me whether that is the one that was produced. - A. That is the will, I know it by my writing.

Q. Did you write that by his desire and by his instructions. - A. I did.

Q. What did he say about it. - A. He said he was appointed executor.

Q. Did he tell you who wrote it. - A. I knew the prisoner's hand writing, at least judging it to be the hand writing.

Court. Was it his hand writing. - A. I supposing it was his hand writing I mentioned to him that from the time of his absenting himself from Doctors' Commons, there was no material alteration, but rather better writing; I supposed that will to be his hand writing.

Mr. Knapp. Give us the words what you did say to him. - A. I believe the words were - the will was his own hand writing, I believed there was no difference, notwithstanding the long time I had known him, or to that effect; I do not exactly remember the reply he made; I think the effect of it was, that it was his hand writing; he said words to that effect. I asked him when the deceased died; he told me the day before the application was made.

Q. Did you sit down to write the jurat for the purpose of taking him to be sworn. - A. I did; he and I went to Dr. Parsons, and Dr. Parsons subscribed to the jurat.

Q. Look at the other side of the will, and see whether that is your own hand writing. - A. The whole of this is my hand writing. Abraham Priddy , testator, formerly of Marlborough-row, Carnaby market; and Smith's-court, Windmill-street, St. James's; late of the hamlet of Hammersmith, died on the 10th instant.

Q. From whose instruction did you make that memorandum. - A. I always have done it, I did it by the direction of John Almond , the executor.

Court. You wrote this from his mouth. - A. I did.

Q. Was it the 12th of June this was done. - A. I think it was the 12th of June.

Q. Is that you hand writing. - A. No, it is not.

Q. The 12th of June who was that done by. - A. A clerk in the prerogative office.

Mr. Knapp. At the time which you wrote that which you now have been reading, was he standing over you. - A. He was standing by the side of me or sitting.

Q. Was the will that was so produced afterwards left in the prerogative office. - A. It was.

Q. Did you on the 12th of June, deliver a probat of that will to the prisoner at the bar. - A. I do not recollect whether it was the 12th or 13th, it was either the 12th or 13th I delivered it to him.

Q. Look at this, see whether it refreshes your memory to tell on which day you delivered the probat. - A. There is nothing here that will tell me whether it was on the 12th or the 13th.

Q. I think it would if you had any sense or recollection, it would refresh your memory; it appears there on the 12th the probat was granted. - A. Yes, and I believe I took it to the public office on that day, but whether Almond called on that day, or on the 13th and had it, I cannot tell, but I believe it was on one of these days.

Prisoner. How long is it since I was clerk in Messrs. Crespigny and Green's office. - A. I cannot charge my memory, it is a long while ago.

Q. It was in the year 80 and 81, that is twenty-six years ago - how long is it since you saw my writing. - A. I have not seen your writing more than once during the time of your absence from the office.

Q. Can you take upon you to swear that it is my hand writing. - A. I swear to the best of my belief that it is your writing.

Q. I left the office in the year 81. - A. Give me leave to say that Crespigny and Green, to whom Almond was clerk, Mr. Green has been dead twenty-two

years.

Q. You said I engrossed wills, did not Watts engross the wills, I was merely a copying clerk - do you recollect me engrossing any wills. - A. You used, and you have engrossed many wills.

Mr. Knapp. From the twenty-three years since he has left your office, you have not seen his writing but once from that time. - A. No.

Q. He was with you about eighteen months. - A. I think somewhere thereabouts, not quite so long.

Q. Did not you see him every day during that time as near as possible. - A. Yes.

Q. Had you an opportunity, and did you make use of that opportunity; of seeing him write every day during that time. - A. Yes, writing and engrossing.

Court. Every day for how long. - A. I cannot tell, it might be a twelve month, or fifteen months or eighteen months.

Q. From twelve to eighteen months. - A. Yes.

Mr. Knapp. From seeing that in your hand, do you believe it to be the prisoner's hand writing. - A. Yes, I firmly believe it to be his hand writing.

Q. Have you any doubt that that is the prisoner's hand writing. - A. I have not.

ABRAHAM PRIDDY. - Mr. Bosanquet. Do you know the prisoner at the bar. - A. Yes; I have known him these sixteen years.

Q. What was his situation when you first knew him. - A. He was inspector of lamps of St. James' parish.

Q. What was you situation. - A. I am a lamp lighter, I lived in Leicester-street, Swallow-street.

Q. Did you change your residence after that. - A. Yes, into Marlborough-row, Carnaby market.

Q. During the time you lived there, was the prisoner acquainted with you. - A. Yes.

Q. Had he frequent opportunities of seeing you there. - A. He used to come backwards and forwards when there was any complaint about the lamps.

Q. Were you acquaintance interrupted. - A. He went away afterwards.

Q. Did he quit the situation that he was in. - A. He went away somewhere for about two years; he came back again now lately.

Q. Was it this year. - A. Yes.

Q. What month, do you recollect. - A. I cannot recollect; it was not long ago since he came back again.

Q. About half a year ago did he come to lodge at your house. - A. There was a woman lodged at my house, and he came after her; he lodged with me about two months.

Q. Do you recollect when he left your lodgings. - A. He left it not long since; I cannot recollect the month.

Q. Do you know the reason of his going away. - A. No, he went away and came back again to lodge with me after that. He came after the woman, and he lodged with me again about a week, and then he went away, and the woman together.

Q. Can you recollect when that was. - A. It is not long since.

Q. Do you recollect what month it was. - A. No.

Q. After he left your lodgings, did he call upon you again. - A. Yes, he came to me in Smith's-court, Windmill-street.

Q. Had you any conversation then. - A. He came and drank tea with me when he came; I went out and got some crumpets, and got him a comfortable dish of tea; he came then to advise me not to go in the city for this half year.

Q. For what purpose. - A. I could not tell his reason.

Q. Did he say why you were not to go in the city for this half year. - A. I do not know why.

Q. Did he say any part of the city or the bank. - A. He talked about it.

Court. What did he talk about. - A. He talked about my gaining a few shillings at Christmas, it would be better to buy a quarter of a hundred and accumulate a little more stock.

Q. Did the prisoner know that you had any stock. - A. I do not know that.

Mr. Bosanquet. Did he at that time say any thing about receiving any dividend. - A. No.

Q. You say he advised you to let this accumulate and buy in another quarter. - A. Yes.

Q. How was it to accumulate. - A. He thought I should get a little at Christmas by Christmas boxing, and a little by my labour.

Q. What did you say to him. - A. I said it was of no consequence to him when I meant to go in the city; I went in two or three days after that.

Court. Can you fix the time when this conversation past. - A. It is not long since.

Mr. Bosanquet. How long before you went into the city was it that this conversation past, how many day. - A. About three days.

Q. What day did you go in the city. - A. It was on the Thursday, I do not know the month.

Q. What was your stock. - A. Three hundred in the four per cents.

Q. When was the dividend payable. - A. It comes every half year.

Q. When was the half year due. - A. This last quarter my dividend was due.

Q. You went on the Thursday to get your dividend. - A. Yes.

Q. Did you get it. - A. I did not.

Q. How soon after that was the prisoner taken up. - A. In about three days; it was on a Sunday.

Q. Did you ever live in Hammersmith. - A. No.

Q. Can you read or write. - A. I cannot.

Q. Take this in your hand; did you ever make that mark on that paper. - A. No I never made any mark only in the city, when I used to go there.

Q. When was that. - A. When I got my dividend.

Q. Did you ever make any mark to your will. - A. No.

Q. Did you ever make any will. - A Never in my life.

(The will read.) In the name of God, Amen. I Abraham Priddy of Hammersmith in the county of Middlesex, but late of Marlborough-street, Carnaby Market, and Smith's-court, Great Windmill-street, in the parish of St. James's, being of sound and disposing mind and memory, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament, in manner and form following: that is to say, Whereas I am possessed of money in the funds of the bank of England; I give and devise it in the following manner - I give to my brother in-law John Almond , in trust to sell and dispose of the same as soon as convenient after my decease, with the interest that may be due upon the same, and to dispose of it in the manner

following - that is, to give to my wife Mary Priddy the sum of fifty pound, to my sister-in-law Mary Lewis the sum of fifty pound, and the remainder to my father-in-law Benjamin Corneleiss , reserving to himself the said John Almond , the payment of my debts and funeral expences, and ten pound for his trouble in executing this my last will and testament, and I hereby appoint the said John Almond to be the executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eighth day of June, in the year of our Lord 1807.

The mark of ABRAHAM PRIDDY.

Witness - JOEL WRIGHT, WILLIAM JOHNSON , MARY WRIGHT (her mark.)

Mr. Bosanquet Have you any relation of the name of Sarah Lewis , a sister in-law, as mentioned in the will. A. No.

Q. Or a father-in-law of the name of Cornelleis. - A. No, I have not.

Q. Is John Almond the prisoner your brother-in-law. - A. No.

Q. Or have you any brother-in-law of that name. - A. No, none.

Q. Your wife's name I believe is Mary Priddy - A. Yes.

Q. She is here I believe. - A. Yes.

Prisoner. Did not your wife say that you did not mean to go to the bank for this half year because you did not mean to buy them any clothes. - A. No.

Q. That is all I mean to ask you, I will ask your wife.

MARY PRIDDY . - Mr. Fielding. You are the wife of Abraham Priddy . - A. I am.

Q. Where did you live in June last. - A. In Smith's court.

Q. Do you know the prisoner at the bar. - A. Very well.

Q. Did he come to your house in June last. - A. He lodged in our house then.

Q. When was it you was about to make a return to the person that was enquiring about your property, your income tax. - A. That was in June last; the prisoner came down into my room, he asked what stock my husband had in the bank.

Q. Did you tell him. - A. I did; I thought he was a friend of ours. I always expected he was a friend of ours.

Q. And therefore you did not hesitate to tell him. - A. I told him the truth. I said, Mr. Almond, my master has three hundred pound in the four per cents; I said it innocent enough, I did not expect a small family of children to be wronged out of it. Then he asked me if my name was in it, or only my husband's, I said it was in my husband's own name, Abraham Priddy .

Q. Did he visit you in October. - A. Yes; on the 10th of October to the best of my knowledge, he came and drank tea there; he called my husband always by his christian name; he said, well Abraham, when do you intend to go and receive your dividend; my husband answered and said, I do not know whether I shall go this half year, I think I shall let it stand. Mr. Almond said directly, that is right, let it stand.

Q. When he first left your lodgings, did he pay you the rent. - A. He did, he had a great quantity of money.

Q. That was about the beginning of June. - A. It was that time.

Q. After he left your lodgings he came to you and produced to you a quantity of money. - A. He did not produce to me any more than seventeen or eighteen shillings, but he appeared to have a considerable quantity of money about him.

Q. Then about October, when he asked Abraham whether he would go to receive his dividend, he advised him not to go for half a year. - A. Yes.

Q. You are a poor woman that has brought up five children. - A. Yes, I have had twelve children.

Prisoner. How many children do you say you have. A. Three.

Q. Do you keep them all. - A. I keep two.

Q. Did not you say, Priddy will not go to receive his dividend because he will not buy me any clothes. - A. My husband did.

Mr. Fielding. Do you understand the question about your husband going to receive his dividend. - A. I do, I said that is exactly like you; I was very cross and peevish.

Q. You said that you wanted the money. - A. I did for myself and his children.

JOHN ROSE . - Mr. Knapp. You are a stockbroker. A. Yes, residing at No. 2, Dean-street, South Audley street.

Q. How long have you known the prisoner. - A. Twenty years.

Q. Do you remember his applying to you on Saturday the 13th of June last. - A. He left a note at my house, I cannot be positive of the day, it was in June; the purport of the note was, that on Tuesday, that must be the 16th I think, there would be some stock to be transferred, and that he, the prisoner, had left the probat at the bank; that was for the purpose of being registered. I got to the bank on Tuesday; the prisoner was there, or otherwise he came within a few minutes afterwards. I had taken the probat from the registering office for the purpose of getting the proper instructions to get the business forward.

Q. What passed at the time when you and the prisoner had got the probat. - A. He told me, I believe, that the testator was a painter, that he had an accident, and broke his leg, and died in consequence of a mortification.

Q. Did he tell you who had made the will. - A. No.

Court. The testator was a person of the name of Abraham Priddy .

Mr. Knapp. Did you take the probat from the registering office. - A. Yes; I then took the proper instructions from him, and transferred the money from the deceased's name to his name.

Q. You went then to the four per cent office, and gave instructions for the transfer of Abraham Priddy 's name to the prisoner. - A. I did.

Q. Did you find in the transfer book the sum, and what was the sum. - A. Three hundred pounds in the four per cents.

Q. You found that in the name of Abraham Priddy . A. Yes.

Q. I believe you witnessed it in the book. - A. I did.

CHARLES NORRIS . Q. You produce the transfer office book of the four per cent in the bank. - A. I do.

Q. to Rose. Look at that transfer, and tell me whether

your name is to it. - A. My name is to it, and this is the absolute transfer that was made - John Almond , sole executor to Abraham Priddy , deceased, of Hammersmith in the county of Middlesex, late of Marlborough-row, Carnaby market.

Q. You say there is John Almond 's name to that. - A. Yes, I saw him sign it.

Q. This is Almond's hand writing. - A. Yes, the name is all in his hand writing.

Q. You are the witness to that book. - A. Yes, I am witness to the identity of John Almond .

Q. You are the person who witnessed his being the John Almond who signed it. - A. I am.

Q. Now turn to the transfer where it was made - were you employed to sell the transfer by the prisoner. A. Yes, I was, the next day.

Q. You were employed to sell it after it was transferred. - A. I was; it went into his name from the deceased's; on the 16th it went from the deceased's name into the prisoner's as executor, and on the 17th I sold the stock, by his desire, that very stock, the amount of which is three hundred pounds; I sold it for two hundred and forty pounds, fifteen shillings; I gave him a check for the money on Stephenson's house; I lent him two pounds on the 16th; I gave him a check for the money, deducting the two pounds, the brokerage, and the expence at the office (the transfer read).

Court. You told us you were a witness to this transfer. - A. Yes.

Prisoner. Have you seen this will that has been exhibited at the prerogative court. - A. I have.

Q. Have you got the probat. - A. No.

Q. Is the probat a copy of the will. - A. I think so.

Prisoner. But that you do not know.

Mr. Bosanquet to Norris. I think you are chief clerk in the four per cent office. - A. I am.

Q. Did you examine the books to see whether Abraham Priddy , described of Marlborough-row, was possessed of three hundred pound stock in the four per cents. - A. I have; I have carefully examined the books; I do not find any other Abraham Priddy in the books.

Prisoner's Defence. I shall first begin by saying, that I am innocent of the charge, and they have not produced the probat against me; there is a piece of paper they produce against me that is a will; I am indicted with publishing; how could I publish that will when it was in Doctor's Commons. If I am convicted I hope your lordship will arrest the judgement, that probat not being brought against me.

Court. Do not be mistaken; it is not necessary in point of law for them to exhibit this probat against you, it is enough to prove that you forged the will. The will is here; the probat has been proved to be delivered to you, and by that witness the will has been proved to be your hand writing, therefore do not be deceived about it.

Prisoner. Mr. Howell does not say positively that the will is my hand writing; there is a person of the name of White, if he was here I am confident my trial would take a different turn.

Court. Gentlemen of the jury, it matters not whether the probat is produced or not; if you believe that this man forged the will for the purpose of making a probat, and for the purpose in reality of getting this man's money in the stocks, there is the fraud; and being committed with that sort of intention, it is a clear forgery in law; every part of the evidence proves to a demonstration, that the prisoner at the bar has forged this will; and in consequence of that, he has sold out the stock of Abraham Priddy , and has put the money in his pocket; that is quite clear, it wants no comment at all. The question for you is whether he did or not, was or was not, guilty of falsely making this will, with intention to defraud Abraham Priddy ; and with intention to defraud the bank. He has attributed this will to be the will of Abraham Priddy . It is a will written in the prisoner's hand writing; and Priddy has sworn that he knew nothing about it. Somebody or other has forged the will; therefore the hand writing being proved to be the prisoner's at the bar, and the witness tells you that he did got a probat of this will; his selling out the stock, and transfering the stock, are facts that prove every thing as clear as ever I saw any thing in my life, the charge in this indictment. Gentlemen, in this case, as I do in all cases where a man's life is at stake; I have looked every way, if there was any thing that occured to me as a fair groud in his favour to state to you, I would state it to you; but I never saw a case more clear in a court of justice; and it would be but trifling with you to suggest a doubt; if you can find out a doubt you will let me have the benefit of it.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 45.

London jury, before Mr. justice Grose.

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22. SARAH NORTH was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 1st of July six yards of cotton, value 12 s. a key, value 2 s. a smelling bottle, value 2 s. a towel, value 6 d. and a table cloth, value 3 s. the property of William Dawson , esqr. ; and a broach, value 10 s. the property of Sarah Matthews , spinster .

The case stated by Mr. Knapp.

WILLIAM DAWSON , ESQ. Q. You reside at No. 10, Hind-street, Manchester square . - A. Yes.

Q. Was the prisoner at the bar at any time your servant and in what capacity. - A. She was my servant as house maid from the 10th of December 1806 to the 11th of July 1807; from December till the month of March, I was with my family chiefly in the country In the month of March I came up to London to my house in Hind-street; on examining my drawers I found only one key of my wine cellar, I had left two keys; one I missed. In consequence of having only found one, I surmised, having a variety of drawers, that I had mislaid it; I therefore expected that at my leisure I should find it. I expected then to find it in the country; I went into the country, I could not find it. In consequence of a warrant that was taken out to search for other things, the key of my wine cellar was found.

Q. Was that key that was shewn to you by Hancock the officer, one of the keys of your wine cellar. - A. I believe it to be one of the keys; I missed a small pocket almanack and other articles.

JAMES HANCOCK . Q. You are one of the officers belonging to Hatton Gardon office. - A. I am.

Q. Did you go with a search warrant and when to Manchester-square. - A. I did, I went to No. 18, North-street, Manchester square; I think it was Thursday the 19th of November. I saw the mother there and a little boy; the prisoner said she was her mother, and this was the prisoner's apartment not the mother's; I told the mother that I had got a search warrant against the place for articles stolen from Mr. Dawson by her daughter; she owned the daughter lived there. I was proceeding to search, I observed the old lady go to a drawer and take out a piece of blue cotton and wrap it in her apron to conceal it; I said stop, old lady, you must not take any thing out there, put that down again; I then proceeded to search, she having put down the blue cotton, it is made into an apron; after

that I searched and found several other articles, which I shewed to Mrs. Spittlehouse, who had been a servant to the prosecutor; she identified them to be Mr. Dawson's.

Q. What were these things. - A. A breakfast cloth, and a kind of a towel, she held it up to the light and shewed where the marks had been picked out, WD: Mrs. Spittlehouse discerned it; after that I found some more cotton, which Mr. and Mrs. Dawson believed to be their property, and some pieces of Vandyke bordering furniture; there was some of it worked up in chair covers, which I could not bring away; this is the key I found on the second search, the prisoner was present; I told the prisoner it was the key I had seen before.

Q. You had seen that key upon the first search. - A. Yes.

Q. You did not take it then, you went back with the prisoner to for that key. - A. Yes; she then offered me the key of a street door; I said not that, it was a bright key I had seen, and I must find it; then she threw herself into a fit. In the mean time Mrs. Spittlehouse said here is the key upon the drawers, and that was the key; I afterwards tried the key to the wine cellar door of Mr. Dawson's, it answered directly and corresponded to the one he has in his possession. (The key produced.)

Hancock. When I went to the place where I brought her from, York-street, I found these articles where she then was in service. At the time that I took her to the house of correction I should have told you there was a young woman accompanied me down to the house; as soon as I put the prisoner there, the young woman told me some things which led me to go into York-street where she was at service. On my searching Mr. Lucas, he had all her things down in the back parlour; I brought these things away; another apron made out of the same sort of stuff as the other. I found a piece of cotton made into an a apron, and another piece of cotton. In consequence of what I learned at York place, I went to the old lodgings of the prisoner in North-street, there I made another search; the old lady turned her back upon me, I saw her conceal something in her bosom; I searched her bosom and found a duplicate of a broach and a smelling bottle, pledged at Mulcaster's. I went to Mulcastert and saw the articles.

Q.What did the prisoner say with respect to these articles when they were produced. - A. She denied the bottle belonging to Mr. Dawson; and the broach I think she said she found it; the cotton and the other articles she owned she took.

Prisoner. The lady and Mrs. Spittlehouse said if I did own to it she would forgive me.

Court to Hancock. Did you hear any body say to her it would be better for her to confess. - A. I heard Mrs. Dawson say she told her it would be better for her to speak the truth; Mrs. Dawson told me so; it was not in my presence.

MARY SPITTLEHOUSE . - Mr. Knapp. You were a servant to Mr. Dawson. - Q. Yes, as ladies' maid. During the time I lived there, the prisoner was house maid for three weeks; she was in the town house and I was in the country; this blue cotton was found on our first searching her, which was the time she confessed to taking them; I knew it was the exact pattern of Mrs. Dawson's furniture; that is all I know. The prisoner said to me she hoped I would speak to Mrs. Dawson that she would be merciful to her; I told her if she had really taken the broach she had better confess it. I know the table cloth to be Mr. Dawsons, having a number of stains on it. The prisoner told me it was his.

Q. Did she admit that it was Mr. Dawson's property. - A.Yes, when she and I were alone.

SARAH MATTHEWS . Q. You are ladies maid to Mrs. Dawson. - A. Yes, near a month during the time the prisoner was there.

Q. During the time that you lived there did you lose a broach. - A. Yes.

Q. Did you ever apply to the prisoner to know whether she had found it. - A. Yes, the next morning; she said she would endeavour to find, if she could.

Q. Did you afterwards see that broach produced before the magistrate. - A. Yes; it is my broach.

- LIONS I am servant to Mr. Mulcaster, a pawnbroker. I produce a broach and a smelling bottle; they were pledged on the 21st of October by a person stating her name to be Sarah Morris . I never saw the prisoner before to my knowledge.

Sarah Matthews. That is my broach.

Prosecutor. My daughter lost a smelling bottle about this size; not being mine I cannot swear to it.

ELIZABETH PERRY . I live in Church-street, Soho. I came from the office after being examined, and was going to the house of correction, the prisoner asked me whether I was a prisoner, I informed her I was not; she asked me whether I would go to her mother's and get a watch and duplicate in a bonnet box; I was to take these things, and if she got free she would give me five pounds for my trouble; she made me promise not to tell Hancock the officer, but to give him the slip as soon as she was in the house of correction, for fear Hancock should be at her mother's before me; I informed Mr. Hancock of it, and went with him to her mother's.

Prisoner's Defence. My mother did not know where I was; I asked her which way she lived, she told me; I said for God's sake go to my mother, and bring me some things to the place, some victuals, and some money, I would reward her for them. The smelling bottle I found, and the broach likewise, going through Cranbourn-alley; the table cloth I took in a mistake to wash along with my own gown, I forgot to bring it back again; one of the bits of cotton was in my drawer in the bed room, I took it home with my things; as for the key it was my poor husbands, it was never in Mr. Dawson's house before it was carried there by the constable.

The prisoner called four witnesses, who gave her a good character.

GUILTY , aged 36.

Confined Two Years in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Grose.

Reference Number: t18071202-24

23. THOMAS MANN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 11th of November , three yards of woollen cloth, value 2 l. 14 s. the property of Alexander Robertson , privately in his shop .

ALEXANDER ROBERTSON . I live at No. 25, Bedfordbury, St. Martin's in the Fields . I am a piece broker and man's mercer .

Q. Do you know the prisoner. - A. I do; he came into my shop on the 11th of November, between the hours of eleven and one, I was not at home; I went out

about half past ten; I had seen the prisoner before that day.

Q. You did not see him in the shop on the 11th of November. - A. I did not; I came home about one o'clock.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. After you came home you discovered that you lost the things mentioned in the indictment. - A. I examined and missed them.

Q. I suppose your daughter at that time told you she suspected the prisoner. - A. She said there was not any body there but the prisoner, that she could suspect.

Q. Did the prisoner come to the shop any day after that. - A. This was on the Wednesday; on the Friday following he came to the shop again.

Q. Did you charge him then with stealing the property on the Wednesday. - A. I did.

Q. He had been often at your shop before. - A. Yes. the last time he was at my shop he asked me if I had such an article.

Q. When you charged the prisoner on the Friday with having stolen the property, what did he say to it. A. He said upon the word of a man he knew nothing about it.

Q. Did you take him up on the Friday. - A. No, he gave me his address, he told me he lodged at the Temple in the room above Mr. Hoare, which would be above the tiles. Mr. Hoare lives in the attic story; he gave his address, No. 5, Inner Temple-lane above Mr. Hoare.

Q. You let him go then upon giving his address. - A. Yes, and on last Thursday was a week I met the prisoner in Mrs Hart's shop, a piece broker in Bedford-bury; he then agreed to go before a magistrate with me to take his oath that he did not take it; I proposed it to him and he agreed to it; I applied at Bow-street office, to them that makes the affidavit; when they knew the cause they would not give him one; the oath was not taken.

- ROBERTSON. Q. You are the daughter of the last witness. - A. Yes, I keep the shop in the time of my father's absence.

Q. Do you remember on the 11th of November seeing the prisoner coming to your shop. - A. Yes, between eleven and twelve this man came in the shop, he wanted to purchase some cassimere; I shewed him some; he agreed to have four yards and a half of cassimere, and I was to damp it; there were two pieces of cloth remnants in the window, which this man took out a yard and a half each, one brown and the other black; he measured them, he said they would suit him if I could tell him the price; there were neither ticket nor mark on them; I could not tell him the price; I put them back in the same place where they were; he went away then, and left the cassimere for me to damp; he returned about twelve, he brought a great bundle of cloth with him, he wished me to see whether the cloth that he brought with him and the cassimere matched; he untied one end of his own cloth and put the cassimere to it; he asked my opinion of it, I said I thought it matched very well; he said he would untie it further, and then he should see better, he said then he thought it matched very well; I then went to fold up the cassimere out of the damper.

Q. In doing that did you turn from him. - A. I did, to the other counter, my back was to him two or three minutes, there was nobody in the shop but me and him at that time; I went to fold up the cassimere, he said if I would give him leave he would, he understood folding better than me, he would fold it; I gave it to him to fold; in the mean time he was folding it, a young man came into the shop and another followed; I left him to serve them, I went to the other counter, the young men stood close to the other counter with me.

Q. Were you on the same side of the counter with them. - A. Yes, all three; one of the young men I knew, he is a tailor; the other I do not know. While I was serving these men Mr. Man tied up his parcel, he wished me a good morning, he went out; he had paid me for the cassimere.

Q. Can you take upon yourself to swear these two men were standing by you at the time he wished you good morning and went out. - A. Yes, I am positive of that. And these two pieces of cloth I swear to being in the window when Mr. Mann came in.

Q. It is very clear from what you have said because he took them down. - A. But that was the first time.

Q. Very true; but in the interval of time from his first coming in, and the second time, had you seen them. - A I did, and there had nobody been in the shop at all.

Q. Were you all that interval in the shop. - A. I was not, I was in the kitchen on the same floor; I could see into the shop, and there is a bell at the shop door, it could not be opened without hearing it.

Q. When Man was gone what became of the two men - A. They went out one after the other; one purchased a piece of cloth, which came to ten pence; he went out.

Q. In passing through the door way could he go up to where the remnants were. - A. He could not the door went back between the remnants and the door way, he left the door open.

Q. As the door was open, it in a manner covered that part of the window where the remnants were. - A. It did; then the other man sold me two dozen of buttons; I paid him and he went out, I shut the door after him myself; there was no one in the shop from then till my father came home; after my father came in a gentleman came in to ask for the quantity of one of these pieces of cloth, my father went to shew him the cloth, both the remnants were missing.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. I believe no part of this property has been found. - A. None.

Prisoner's Defence. My lord, and gentlemen of the jury, are innocent of the charge.

MR. JAMES HOARE . - Mr. Knapp. I believe you are an attorney at law. - A. I am.

Q. You have chambers No. 5, in Inner Temple-lane. - A. I have; I do not live in them myself, I let one of these rooms to the prisoner, he has possession of the room now, he uses that room for receiving some fixed customers that he has in town, and the convenience of myself in taking in parcels in my absence; he never slept there.

Q. Have you found that he has conducted himself honestly with respect to the chambers and with respect to you. - A. Very much so; he has worked for some of my family and me for some years.

The prisoner called twelve witnesses, who gave him a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18071202-25

24. GEORGE PETTY was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 26th of November , fourteen pound

weight of pewter, value 10 s. the property of James Edward Yates .

RICHARD YATES . I am clerk to my brother, James Edward Yates , pewterer , No. 50, Shoreditch ; the prisoner was a labourer in the yard. On Thursday the 26th of November, about half past four in the evening, I went up the yard where the prisoner and one of the witnesses were at work; the witness shewed me the spot where the metal was concealed, under some ashes; I immediately placed William Bourne , our apprentice, under where the metal was concealed, under some ashes on a board.

WILLIAM STILTON . Q. You are a workman of Mr. Yates. - A. Yes, yesterday was a week, the prisoner at the bar was ordered to assist me to break a parcel of grain tin; which being done, about four o'clock, he was ordered to fetch me up an hundred weight of old metal, for me to melt. I went down the yard to ask the foreman what I was to have to mix with it, to make it fit for my use; when I came up, I saw my ladle that I was going to cast with, on the pit side, close to where the prisoner stood; it struck me all was not right, I put my hand to the ladle, that was laying bottom uppermost; I found it was hot. I said to him George, what have you been doing with my ladle, he said he was going to skim the metal for me; with that he was putting up the tackling rope, for the space of five minutes, then I sent him down for some metal; immediately he was gone I crossed over to where he stood; on the board were some hot ashes. I lifted up the rope that he had laid over them; I found a lump of metal so hot that I could not hold it; I left it where I found it; just at the time my master's brother came up he got the stamp and marked it, and then he ordered the apprentice to watch; we both left the shop; when I came back, I saw the officer and the prisoner, and some of the men in the yard; in searching about, they found this piece of metal that was stamped, with several others, hid in a corner, between the furnace and the wall on the other side of the yard.

WILLIAM BOURNE . Q. You were placed under this board to watch. - A. Yes; in about ten minutes after the prisoner came in, he went to the place where the metal was, he took the metal out of the dirt, and put it into his apron, he went out of the shop in about ten minutes he came in again, he looked at the fire and then went down the yard; Mr. Yates sent him out then with a basket; he called him back and asked him, if he had not got something else besides the basket; nothing was found on him; the metal was found hid at a distant part of the yard.

(The property produced and identified.)

Prisoner's Defence. There were several men coming backwards and forwards in the shop to work; my master told me he wanted me to go out to George-street; then he called me back and said put the basket down, I think you have got somewhat that does not belong to you he felt in my pockets and found nothing about me.

GUILTY , aged 32.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-26

25. ELIZABETH FLINN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 24th of November , a metal watch, value 1 l. a gold chain, value 10 s. and a gold seal, value 10 s. the property of William Birchall , privily from his person .

WILLIAM BIRCHALL . I dined last Monday week at Gray's Inn coffee-house; I left it about half past nine at night; from there I went into Duke-street , and staid the remainder of the evening; when I got into the air, I was insensible of what became of me afterwards.

Q. What time in the evening was it when you left the house in Duke-street. - A. About eleven o'clock; when I got out in the air, I was intoxicated; and when I got home and pulled of my clothes, I missed my watch; I had money in my pocket, both gold and silver; I did not lose none of that, as I know of.

Q. Do you know any thing of the prisoner. - A. To my knowledge, I never saw her before; I saw her at the office; I did not see her that night so as to be sensible of it.

Q. Then you do not know that she was at all near you. - A. No, I do not recollect any transaction at all with her.

Q. When had you your watch last. - A. When I left the house in Duke-street, I perceived it in my pocket.

Q. When did you see it again. - A. The constable brought it me the next day; the watchmaker's name being in it that cleaned it last led to the discovery.

DANIEL GREGORY . I am a watchman. On the 24th of November, at two o'clock in the morning, at the corner of Red Lion-street, Holborn, I saw the prisoner pull the watch out of her bosom, and walk along the street with it; I saw her put it in again; I had a suspicion that she had stole the watch. I took her to the watchhouse.

ANDREW - . I was constable of the night, the watchman brought the woman to the watchhouse with the watch; I examined the watch; I asked her how long she had had it, she said four or five years. I looked at the inside, who had cleaned the watch; from that I made the discovery of the owner; she said, she had the watch cleaned three months ago in Hatton Garden, that a gentleman had given her the watch that was gone to Bath; I told her that was not the truth, the watch was cleaned at No. 90, Oxford-road. The prisoner and the watch were taken before the magistrate the next morning.

Prisoner's Defence. I was on Monday night coming through Lincoln's Inn-fields, at half past twelve o'clock; I picked the watch up. I went up Holborn there I met a young woman an acquaintance of mine; I shewed it her, I put in my bosom; the watchman was there, he saw the watch; he said he was sure I stole the watch he took me to the watchhouse.

Q. Mr. Birchall. In going home did you go through Lincoln's Inn-fields. - A. No.

Q. I want to know whether or no you can say you might by any accident drop it. - A. The watch was very fast in my fob when I went out.

Q. When you got home were your clothes all dirty. A. Yes.

Q. Then you had tumbled down. - A. I either fell down or was knocked down.

Q. Can you tell how many times you fell down. - A. No, I cannot.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Grose.

Reference Number: t18071202-27

26. SARAH STOLLARD was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 24th of October , a silver watch, value 3 l. and a gown, value 5 s. the property of Elizabeth

Moore , in her dwelling house .

ELIZABETH MOORE . I live at No. 8, George-street, Commercial Road, Stepney parish. On the 24th of October, about one o'clock, the prisoner came to my house; I had occasion to go into the yard to hand out a quilt, and when I came in the prisoner was gone; the watch and gown was gone; the watch was hanging by the fire place, and the gown was also by her.

Q. Have you ever seen them since. - A. No, I found my door open. I did not see the prisoner take them.

Q. How long had you been out of the room. - A. Two or three minutes.

Q. Had you seen the prisoner before. - A. Yes, she has been in the habit of coming to my house several times, upon account of her husband and my son being in the guards; I have never seen my gown nor watch since; somebody might come in and take them, God knows.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of the fact; the occasion that brought me to Mrs. Moore's house that morning, was my husband and her son had been in a French prison for five years; I went to tell her what I heard at the transport office; I came up to Stepney to get my marriage lines; I went out of her house, I intended to return; whether she went in the yard or no I cannot say. I went into the clerk's house, he was not at home; coming along the street, I met with a person that took me in a public house; that detained me. I went into her house no more.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Grose.

Reference Number: t18071202-28

27. JANE MOSSINEAU was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 23d of May , three yards of lace, value 10 l. thirteen yards of silk, value 3 l. the property of John Lacomb , in his dwelling house .

MRS. LACOMB. Q. What is your husband's name. - A. John Lacomb .

Q. Where is your house. - A. No. 19, Berkley-square .

Q. What business do you carry on there. - A. A milliner and dress maker .

Q. Look at the prisoner at the bar, do you know her. - A. Yes, she lived in my service, she only left us last Sunday.

Q. In the month of May last year, did you miss any thing. - A. In July I missed three yards of black lace; in the course of the summer I missed a coral necklace.

Q. Did you miss at any time any silk - A. I do not know that I did.

Q. The prisoner was in your service at the time you missed the lace. - A. She was, she was at that time at Brighton, I wrote to her about the lace; she was wrote to, I am not confident that I wrote to her; she wrote for answer, that she believed the white lace went home to the person to whom it belonged to.

Q. Was the letter directed to you. - A. It was, and the black lace was in the house amongst some other things I had the house searched by my family.

Q. Did you find it. - A. No.

Q. How did you come to find out where the lace was. - A. From her late conduct I suspected she was the person; I sent to Bow-street, and had papers sent round to all the pawnbrokers; in consequence of that I found out where the white lace was; I engaged an officer to meet me at my house when they came from Brighton. The whole of it is in the hands of the pawnbrokers now in court.

Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. This young woman had lived with you a long while. - A. Near a year and five months.

Q. She had the management of your business at Brighton. - A. Yes, for three weeks; I left her at Brighton in the management of my business.

- AVERY. I am servant to Mr. Baxter, a pawnbroker. I produce three yards and a half of black lace, the prisoner at the bar pledged it with me on the 23d of May, for two pound. I have had it in my custody ever since.

THOMHS BURTON. I am a pawnbroker;

Q. Look at the prisoner at the bar, do you know her. - A. I do not. I produce thirteen yards of silk.

Q.to prosecutrix. I think you said you did not miss any silk. - A. None at all of that description; I had silk of that description, but it is plain silk, I cannot, swear to it, my books have not arrived from Brighton, I have not refered to them.

WILLIAM ADKINS . I am an officer. I went to Mrs. Lacomb's house on Sunday last, about six or seven o'clock at night; when I saw the prisoner, I told her I was an officer of Bow-street, I had come to take her in custody on suspicion of stealing some white and black lace, and other things; she made answer and said, what on a Sunday night, I said yes; I told her the lace was found at the pawnbrokers, I knew where it was; I asked her what she had done with the duplicates, she said she had got them in her pocket; she gave me the duplicates of the property which I have related to you.

Q. How many duplicates. - A. Eleven.

Q. One of the duplicates turned out to be the duplicate of the three yards and a half of lace. - A. Yes.

Q. The others were of separate property. - A. Yes, one of a coral necklace.

Q. In consequence of receiving the duplicates you went to the pawnbrokers. - A. Yes, I went to Mr. Baxter's, the black lace was at Mr. Baxter's.

Q. What were the other ten, were they for property of the same kind. - A. I believe some of them were her own.

Q. The black lace you got from Avery. - A. Avery has brought it here.

Q. When you shewed him that duplicate he produced that black lace. - A. He did.

Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Did not she say she meaned to restore it when she came to town. - A. She said she meaned to restore it, she was distressed when she pledged it.

Court. She said a temporary embarrassment had induced her to pledge it, and she meant to replace it. - A. Yes.

Prosecutrix. That lace is mine, I know the lace, it was hemmed at one end, and not at the other; and when in my possession, it had a custom house mark, but now it has not; I have not the least doubt that it is my property.

Court. Can you ascertain the fact, so as to say whether this lace might not have gone to Brighton, and so to be taken by her there. - A. I am certain it was not, this was never sent down to Brighton.

Q. Do you make an entry in your book of every

thing you send down to Brighton. - A. I do, but I recollect this was never sent down to Brighton.

Court. Mrs. Lacomb, look at that lace, and tell us what is the value of this lace. - A. Six or eight pound.

Q. Did you ever give her this lace. - A. No, it was given in charge of the working milliner, I never gave it into her hand; it was in the work shop where she was.

Q. What parish is your house in Berkley-square. - A. St. George , Hanover-square.

Q. Your husband's name is John Lacomb , you and your husband rent the house. - A. Yes.

The prisoner called one witness, who gave her a good character.

Court. Gentlemen, all the circumstances in evidence are clear against the unfortunate prisoner at the bar; I have once more told you, that in cases of this sort, I would not wish you to strain the point, but on the other hand, where the property is worth six or eight pounds, meaning to put it very low, it is laid in the indictment ten pounds; she meaning to be quite within bounds, she puts it at six or eight pounds; you will look at it, and I think it would be straining too far to say it is worth less than two pounds; whatever is the consequence, we must do justice. It comes out in evidence, that this woman did tell the officer it originated from a temporary distress.

GUILTY , - DEATH , aged 25.

[The jury recommended the prisoner to his Majesty's mercy, upon account of her youth, considering it her first offence, and her intention of replacing the property.]

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Justice Graham.

Reference Number: t18071202-29

28. GEORGE EDGER was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 7th of November , fifty diamonds, value 3 l. the property of William Clarke in his dwelling house , and WILLIAM EDGER for feloniously receiving on the same day, the same diamonds, he knowing them to have been stolen .

WILLIAM CLARKE . I am a watch jeweller by trade, I live at No. 7, Great Sutton-street, Clerkenwell ; the prisoners were both my apprentice s; William has been out of his time above a month; I had missed diamonds for watches for some time; I used to keep them in a small set of drawers, and a patent lock and key. On the 17th I counted the different works that I had in my drawers; on the 21st, the Saturday following, I counted it again; I missed thirty one jewel holes, and some diamonds; on the Friday morning, or on the Saturday, I missed two in particular from one box, then I was certain that some one must get to my drawers; I went to a friend of mine, Mr. Mansfield, and consulted with him about it, and accordingly we went for a constable; we met Chapman, I told him my story; he went with me; I called George Edger down in the parlour; I asked him for the keys of my drawers, he said he had none; the constable searched him, and found six holes in a piece of paper; I asked him how he came by them, he said he had made them the day before; then I and the officer, Chapman, went up stairs; while we were there George told Mr. Mansfield to call me down; he called me down; I went down, he said he had no key.

Mr Gurney. Before he said any thing more, that you are going to relate, had either you or Mr. Mansfield, told him it would be better for him, to tell all he knew about it. - A. Yes.

Court. You have shut your mouth now, I cannot hear you; I cannot hear what he said; now you may tell me what he did. - A. In consequence of this, I went to his brother William; I asked him for the property he had belonging to me; he said he had none, I told him I knew all about it and would thank him to give me what he ha of mine.

Mr. Gurney. I believe you also told him he had better tell you all he knew about it. - A. Yes, I did; he gave me some duplicates, eight or nine I believe he gave me twenty three diamonds, that were in a box, and there were some rubies.

WILLIAM CHAPMAN . I apprehended both the prisoners; I took these duplicates from William at his lodgings; we left George at his master's; I went to the pawnbrokers, they produced the property before the magistrate; they are here.

- LEE. I am shopman to Mr. Sadler, Aldersgate-street, I produce the diamonds, and the counterpart tickets; the first nine diamonds were pawned on the 7th of October for fifteen shillings.

Q. By whom. - A. I did not take these in, I took in two parcels; on the 6th of November twelve diamonds for a pound; they were pawned by William Edger .

Q. Was his brother with him. - A. No, and at the same time also twelve diamonds for a pound by him.

BOTH, NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18071202-30

29. GEORGE EDGER , and WILLIAM EDGER . were indicted for feloniously stealing on the 27th of October , thirty three diamonds, value 33 s. the property of William Clarke .

WILLIAM CLARKE . Q. You are a watch jeweller , Sutton-street, Clerkenwell . - A. Yes.

Q. You deal in small diamonds for watches. - A. Yes.

Q. You had missed some diamonds before the month of November. - A. Yes.

Q. You used to keep your diamonds in a small drawer in your shop, under patent lock and key. - A. Yes.

Q. On the 17th of November you counted your work. A. Yes.

Q. On the 21st, the Saturday following you counted them again. - A. Yes.

Q. On counting them again you missed thirty one holes, and several diamonds, and you missed two particularly on Friday morning or on the Saturday. - A. Yes.

Q. You was certain that somebody must have taken them. - A. Yes.

Q. In consequence of you taking your friends advice you went for a constable and met with Chapman. - A. Yes.

Q. You say you called George Edger into a parlour, you asked him for the key of your drawers. - A. Yes.

Q. He said he had no key at all; upon that the constable searched him, and found six holes in a piece of paper in his pocket. - A. Yes.

Q. Then you said you asked him how he came by them, he said that he had made them himself the day before. - A. Yes.

Q. You and the officer went up stairs, you were called down by a person of the name of Mansfield. - A. Yes.

Q. When you went into the room in consequence of

what he said, you went to William, you asked him for the property he had of yours, he said he had none. - A. Yes.

Q. You say you had from him twenty three diamonds in a box, and some rubies. - A. Yes, and some duplicates.

WILLIAM CHAPMAN . Q. You were applied to apprehend the two prisoners by Mr. Clark. - A. Yes.

Q. You took the duplicates from William at his lodggings. - A. I did.

PETER GEORGE PATMORE . I am a pawnbroker, living with my father. On the 5th of November, ten diamonds were pledged at our shop; I recollect a genteel young man pledging them; I do not recollect seeing the prisoner at my father's shop.

BOTH, NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18071202-31

30. JOHN WOODEN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 19th of November , three yards of canvas, value 2 s. three knee buckles, value 2 s. a ball of packthread, value 2 d. a shilling, three hundred and sixty penny pieces, and four hundred and twenty halfpence , the property of George Haynes and Collin Douglas .

COLLIN DOUGLAS . Q. You are partner to George Haynes are you. - A. Yes, we are cotton manufacturers in Hampstead road , the prisoner is our apprentice . On the 19th of November my partner taxed him with having lost various things, in my presence, he told him that many times he had missed money out of his desk. and asked him if he knew any thing of it; he said he did not; I asked him if ever he had opened Mr. Haynes desk and where he got the key.

Mr. Gleed. I believe you told the prisoner that you had very good reason to know that he was the person that robbed you, and therefore he had better tell you. - A. I asked him to tell the truth; he asked me to intercede with Mr. Haynes for him; I told him I would, if he told the truth, but as he had not told the truth I would not; I asked him where he had got the key that opened this desk; he asked me what key; upon my repeating the question, he said he had opened it. We both asked him what he had taken, he said nothing, he opened it out of curiosity.

GEORGE HAYNES . Q. You had some reason to suspect your property had been taken. - A. I had. On the 19th of November I had the prisoner into my accompting house, I asked him where he got money to purchase such things as he had, he hesitated a long while before I could get any answer from him; when I got an answer, he told me that he had got some money from me. I asked him how much, he told me a very little.

Q. Before he told you, had you encouraged him that it would be better for him to tell you. - A. When I first interrogated him, I told him it would be better for him if he would confess; that was prior to Mr. Douglas coming in, if he would not confess I would send for a constable; then he appeared to be frightened, and said he would confess all the truth.

Q. Now I do not ask you to speak to any thing that he said after the constable came, but whether he produced to you any thing. - A. He went up stairs into his bed room and took out of his box two new sixpences and a few halfpence; I asked him if that was the money he had taken, he assured me it was.

Q. Do not repeat what he said; in consequence of conversation you had with the prisoner you made a discovery. - A. I made a discovery of a box of his that he had in Henry-street, he told me the man had some money of his; the man told me he he had no money of his only a box; he directed me to John Tibbey , Henry-street, Hampstead road; Tibbey works with me. I went with Tibbey to the place; I made him bring the box to the accompting house where the officer was waiting.

Q. What was in that box. - A. Four five shilling papers in halfpence, and six five shilling papers in penny pieces; we frequently have two hundred pounds worth of halfpence where we take them from. I found in that box two pieces of canvas that had been cut off the pieces, one shilling in silver, and three knee buckles, and several other articles that are not his own, and there was also a twine box of mine in Tibbey's room.

WILLIAM KEY . I am a constable; I was at Mr. Haynes's accompting house when Tibbey brought this box; he gave me the key of it; I opened the box I saw a great quantity of halfpence tied up in parcels in the box I found all the things that are there except one article, a twine box, that we found in Henry-street.

Mr. Haynes. The halfpence were undone by the clerk at Hick's hall; before they were undone then I could swear to them; we are furnished with them from the tallow chandlers, we serve them with candle wicks, the parcels are not marked; I could not swear to them now; this canvas is made into an apron; we had such canvas. These knee buckles I can swear to them, as being my own, and the twine box is my own.

Prisoner's Defence. I begged and prayed of Mr. Douglas if he would forgive me this time I never would do so any more.

GUILTY , aged 21.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and privately Whipped in Goal .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18071202-32

31. THOMAS WELCH was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 6th of November , a copper pot, value 10 s. the property of Ann Perrott .

Second count for like offence, laying it to be the property of Thomas Perrott .

ANN PERROTT . I live No. 8, Baron-street, Pentonville. I am a dress maker ; I took the copper pot to London to dispose of it or to exchange it; they did not bid me the value of it as I supposed; I refused to sell or exchange it, but left it with the people till I sent my son for it in the evening.

Q. Who was the people. - A. They live in St. John-street, I do not know their names; in the evening I sent my son for the pot.

THOMAS PERROTT. I am son to the last witness. On the 6th of November in the evening, I was coming up St. John-street with the pot; Thomas Welch followed me.

Q. Had you known him before. - A. I knew him by sight; he lived at Islington . When he came up to me he asked me how I did; I said pretty well thank him; he asked me what I had got there; the pot was tied up in a piece of wrapper.

Q. What sort of a pot was it. - A. A copper pot; I held it in one hand; he said you know me do not you, he said his name was William, he lived at Newington, he asked me to let him carry the pot; I refused him two

or three times, at last I gave it to him, he asked me to go in and see what o'clock it was at Mr. Newman's, the corner of Vineyard-street, St. John-street . I went, and when I came out he was gone, pot and all.

Q. How old are you. - A. Turned of seventeen. I ran up the road towards Islington, I could not see him no where.

Q. What time of the day was this. - A. It was seven o'clock when I went in to see; I came back again and went to the corner of Vineyard-street; I met a lady, I asked her if she had seen a boy with a bundle; she said she did, and if I turned up there I might catch him; then I went to a house where I had seen him go in sometimes, a person of the name of Cooling, facing the turnpike at Islington; I knocked at the door, I asked if she had a son of the name of William, and whether he was at home; she said no; I told her I had lost a copper pot; she went with me to the corner of St. John-street, to a cornchandler's; it was not the same boy.

Q. How did you find out the prisoner. - A. I described him at this house in St. John-street, they told me his name was Thomas Welch , they told me where he lived; I went up to the top of the court where he lived, they told me I must come in the morning; I went home and told my mother, and I went in the morning; his mother was not at home.

Q. What is his mother. - A. A milk woman; we went again at eleven o'clock, his mother said she had not seen him all night; I did not see the prisoner till I saw him at Bow-street; I knew him directly.

Q. Can you take upon you to swear that he is the boy that run away with your pot. - A. Yes.

Q. You told me you had seen the prisoner before. - A. Yes.

Q. Had you ever talked to him before. - A. No.

Q. How long was he with you before he ran away with your pot. - A. Not above ten minutes; I am sure he is the same, I saw him when I came up to the lamps more than once.

SAMUEL LACK. I am one of the patrols belonging to Bow-street; an Sunday I waited at the Angel, Islington, I had my eye upon a house where I understood he frequented; I saw him go in, I followed him in; I went up stairs in the first floor, there I found him going to dinner; I told him I wanted him; he went along with me to Covent Garden watchhouse without any resistance. I went to several houses, I could not find the pot.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it.

The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18071202-33

32. WILLIAM AMBROSE was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 31st of October , two pecks of beans, value 3 s. the property of William James Roberts and Berks Thompson .

The Case stated by Mr. Knapp.

JOHN CLARK. Q. What are you. - A. I am a Bow-street patrol. On the day laid in the indictment, at seven in the evening, I apprehended a person of the name of Buckney in Vauxhall Walk; I saw him leaning upon a post, I asked him what he had got, he said it was nothing to me; I found upon him this quantity of beans; I believe there are two pecks (producing them).

Q. You took him up, did you. - A. Yes, I apprehended the prisoner on the Monday following at the Blue Last, Salisbury-square, I told him what I apprehended him for, he told me he knew the business; Buckney's master had called him up on Saturday evening and told him I had apprehended Buckney with the beans. I took him to Bow-street.

GEORGE BUCKNEY. - Mr. Knapp. What are you. - A I live in Battersea.

Q. Do you know the prisoner. - A. Yes. On the 31st of October last, I asked him to give me a few beans upon Dorset's wharf, White Friars, he gave me a few.

Q. Where did he get them from to give to you. - A. That I cannot say, he came up the wharf to give them to me. I took them away. I was apprehended by Clark.

MR. BROWN. - Mr. Knapp. I believe you are clerk to Messrs. Roberts and Thompson. - A. I am.

Q. They have a granary in the city. - A. Yes, at Dorset's wharf, White Friars ; the prisoner had the care of the granary .

Q. Had you beans in the granary at that time. - A. Yes, I have a sample of the beans that were in the granary, and a sample from the bag; they correspond as near as they can.

JOHN STAFFORD . - Mr. Knapp. You are clerk of the public office, Bow-street, do you produce any examination of the prisoner. - A. I do.

Q. Was any promise held out to him. - A. No. I took it down.

Q. Was he warned before you took it down that it would be produced in evidence against him. - A. No. he was put to the bar and asked if he chosed to give an account how he came by the beans. Buckney and he were put to the bar.

Court. You did not tell him it would be produced in evidence afterwards. - A. No, it was not known at that time that it would. Buckney was in custody at that time.

Mr. Gleed. Though you said nothing to induce the prisoner to make that confession, have you not reason to believe that somebody else had. - A. I have not reason to believe that any body had.

Q. Is it signed by the magistrate. - A. It is signed by the magistrate, and signed by the prisoner.

(Read). William Ambrose saith, that he works for Messrs. Roberts and Thompson, Fetter-lane, who have a granary at Dorset's wharf, White Friars, that he has the care of the corn brought to the granary; that on Saturday evening, about five o'clock, George Buckney , whom he has known for many years, asked him to give him a few beans; examinant saith that he did foolishly give him some beans in the bag, which he believes is now produced; he saith that Buckney gave him nothing for them, nor has he seen Buckney since then to the present time.

The prisoner left his defence to his counsel, and called no witnesses to character.

NOT GUILTY .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-34

33. DAVID BURR and WILLIAM GOODWIN were indicted for feloniously stealing on the 1st of December , four gallons of oil, value 30 s , the property of

John Edward Holmes and William Hall .

The case was stated by Mr. Knapp.

WILLIAM FIRMAN . - Mr. Knapp. Are you servant to Messrs. Holmes and Co. - A. Yes, they are proprietors of Porter's Quay . On the 1st of December, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I observed Goodwin come in with a small basket, and deliver it to the cooper , David Burr ; I stood watching ten minutes, Goodwin brought in a large basket, and put it down by the side of the warehouse door where Burr was; I saw Burr stoop, and take it in the warehouse; I went to our clerk, Mr. McKew, and told him to come up in the warehouse. In the course of twenty minutes, I saw Burr deliver this oil to Goodwin; I was in the same warehouse, in in the floor above, the windows were open and we could see; I saw Burr deliver it to Goodwin, and Goodwin went off with it; Mr. McKew went down stairs, and stopped Goodwin with it, he asked him what he had got there, he said some broken hoop sticks; Mr. McKew said, put your basket down, and let me see; he put this basket down, it contained this jar of oil it was covered over with broken hoops.

Q. Whose property was it. - A. I do not know, it was in the warehouse, it was in the warehouse of Messrs. Holmes and Hall; upon that we took them in custody. This is the oil, we have had it ever since.

- MACKEW. Mr. Knapp. Who are the proprieters of Porter's Quay. - A. John Edward Holmes and William Hall. This is the oil I took from Goodwin.

The prisoners said nothing in their defence.

Burr called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.

Goodwin called two witnesses, who gave him a good character.

BURR, GUILTY , aged 29.

Confined One Month in Newgate , and fined a Shilling .

GOODWIN, GUILTY , aged 60.

Confined Three Months in Newgate , and during the first Month to be Whipped at the Carts Tail at Porter's Quay .

London jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-35

34. JOHN JONES was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 26th of November , a pair of shoes, value 9 s. the property of William Knapp .

WILLIAM KNAPP . I live at No. 27, Swallow-street . I lost the shoes, on Thursday night the 26th of November about eight o'clock; I was in the parlour, adjoining the shop; the prisoner came in and took the shoes away with him; I ran after him and stopped him in Leicester-street, and took the shoes away from him; I took him back to my shop, and gave him in charge of an officer. These are the shoes, they are mine.

The prisoner said nothing in his defence, called four witnesses, who gave him a good character,

GUILTY , aged 35.

Fined One Shilling and discharged .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-36

35. JAMES DANVELL , alias DARWELL , was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 28th of October , a sack, value 2 s. and four bushels of oats, value 14 s. the property of John Briant , Isaac Briant , and James Beck .

PETER MAY. I am a patrol. On the 28th of October, a quarter past three in the morning, I was going along the end of Burr-street, I met the prisoner with a sack upon his back, I asked him what he had there; he said a few oats for his nag; I asked him where he was going, he would not make me any answer. I took him to the watchhouse.

WILLIAM THOMPSON . I am a lighterman; the sack is mine; the sack has Samuel Thornton 's name upon it; I purchased the sacks and the craft of him. I have every reason to believe it was lost from Mr. Briants wharf, and they were his; there has been a sample examined, and they tally with Mr. Briaut's oats.

ISAAC BRIANT. I am a coal merchant , I live in Wapping; the prisoner was a pull back and trunsel , he was employed by my men.

Q. You have two partners. - A. Yes, John Briant and James Beck . I really believe the oats to be mine. when I heard the prisoner was taken to the watchhouse I went up the loft, took a sample of them, and took it up to the watchhouse, and before the magistrate.

Q. Have you got the sample. - A. No; the sack is Mr. Thompson's, the prisoner does in common sleep in the stables.

Prisoner's Defence. This sack of oats I picked up at the bottom of Grove street; I raised it up against some coopers butts there; I left it about seven or eight o'clock in the evening, I got up in the morning and took it away; I was stopped by the patrol.

Q. You would not tell the patrol what you were going to do with it. - A. I did not know what to do with it; I did not know where I was going.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Reference Number: t18071202-37

36. MICHAEL BRADY was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Esther Kinsey , about the hour of six at night, on the 24th of October , with intent to steal and burglariously stealing therein, two feather beds, value 10 l. two bolsters, value 10 s. two pillows, value 5 s. and three counterpanes, value 3 l. the property of Esther Kinsey , and WILLIAM BAINBRIDGE for feloniously receiving on the 24th of October, two feather beds, value 10 l. and two counterpanes, value 20 s. part of the said goods, he knowing them to have been stolen .

The case state by Mr. Pooley.

ESTHER KINSEY . Q. Have you got a house, No. 39, Southampton-row . - A. I have, in the parish of St. George, Bloomsbury.

Q. Are you in the habit of letting that house ready furnished. - A. I have, to one family.

Q. When you let it ready furnished you let it to one family. - A. Always at times.

Q. When you do not let it do you occupy it yourself. A. Yes.

Q. On the 23d of October, was it let then. - A. It was not, I was in the occupation of it myself; I slept in it every night, from the 16th of September until the 23d of November.

Q. On the 24th of October what time did you leave it. - A. It might be half after five or five, I will not be sure which; I locked the street door, and left the key in the door, in the inside, to preven it being picked as I thought, and likewise bolted it; then I went down into the kitchen; I locked the area, and took the key with me.

Q. Are you quite sure that you locked it. - A. I am

quite sure of it; I then went up the area, locked that gate and took the key with me; I can be upon my oath that every other part of the house was safe, there was no way of entering of it without very great force. I had secured all the windows. Between seven and eight o'clock I received a letter from my neighbour that my house was broken open, and part of my property taken away; I returned to the person that wrote me the letter; I went with Mr. Simmons, and the neighbour that gave me the information, to the house; I found the street door then open, with the key still in it on the inside, it was unbolted; therefore they must have come in another way; the kitchen door was unlocked.

Q. That is the door that comes into the area. - A. Yes, that is a door which I had left locked and taken the key.

Q. Now, ma'am, did you go up stairs, and what did you find missing. - A. I found two feather beds.

Q. What are they worth. - A. I cannot exactly ascertain; I believe the whole of the property is worth thirty pounds to me.

Q. Are the two feather beds worth thirty pounds. - A. Yes, and I could not purchase them for that money.

Q. Are the two bolsters worth ten shillings. - A. Yes, a pound; the pillows are worth five shillings. I lost three counterpanes, one was quite new, it never had been washed, it cost me a guinea and a half; the three are worth two pounds.

Q. Were all these articles that you have stated to have lost, in the house at the time you went out. - A. They were.

Q. What colour was the counterpanes. - A. Two white, and one coloured, it was brown and red, a kind of copper plate.

Q. When you went out was it dark or light. - A. It was getting dusk.

Q. Did you see a person afterwards of the name of Foy - A. Not very soon; I saw him at Marlborough-street office some days afterwards.

Q. Did you see any keys tried to your door by Foy. - A. Yes, which easily opened my door.

Q. What day was that. - A. It was in the same week; one key opened my kitchen door with the greatest ease.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. How long have you had this house. - A. Since Christmas last.

Q. Who had it before. - A. Mr. Simmonds.

Q. Has he any interest in it now. - A. Not any at all. I purchased the goods of him,

Q. Is Mr. Simmonds a bankrupt. - A. He is; his certificate has been granted him.

Q. I believe he was a bankrupt at the latter end of July or the beginning of August. - A. I cannot justly ascertain that.

Q. Has not he kept the house. - A. He has, before I had it, but not since.

Q. Upon your oath, has not there been an understanding between you that the house should be between you. - A. Upon my oath it is mine, I had a lease granted by him at the same rent as he had it.

Q. How often have you slept there. - A. I have slept there at various times when the house has been vacant; the lodgers left it in September; since then I have slept there every night excepting one; Mr. Simmonds lives at No. 44.

Q. Am I to understand you that he does not live nor sleep in the same house that you live in. - A. Yes, I positively swear it.

Q. You say it was dusk, the day was not shut in. - A. No, it was dusk, you could not distinguish persons' features, being such a wet night; I could not distinguish persons at the door, because I had been looking to see a person passing by; I could not.

Q. You told my lord that it was just dusk, the day it was about closing in, but not closed. - A. Yes, but it was so dark that I could not see at any distance.

Q. Was it light enough to distinguish the countenance of one person from another. - A. Not at any distance.

Q. But it was light enough, if you had been near you could. - A. It was very likely I could if I had been near enough and had taken much pains I could, but I will not be certain of that.

JAMES SIMMONDS . - Mr. Pooley. You are an upholsterer, you live at 44, Southampton-row. - A. I do.

Q. You was formerly the owner of the house at which Mrs. Kinsey now resides. - A. I was.

Q. Did you on the afternoon of the 24th of October observe any persons near her house. - A. I did.

Q. How far from her house do you live. - A. Mine is No. 44, and her house is No. 39 in the same row and the same side.

Q. At the time you observed some persons about this house on the evening of the 24th of October, what time of the day was it. - A. About half after six, to a few minutes, I will not be certain.

Q. Whereabouts were you when you observed them. A. I was going from 44 to 37, I was going by her house, I saw two men come out of the house from the front door; I saw them, but to the best of my recollection the door was opening as I was passing, it was either open or opening; there were neither of them out when I passed; I think to the best of my recollection the door was open.

Court. Neither of them were out of the house at the time when you first saw them, but the door was open. A. Yes, and they came out; one was a tallish man and the other a shortish man.

Q. How high was the shortish man. - A. I cannot say, there was a good deal of difference in the height of the two men.

Q. Had they any thing with them when they came out of the door. - A. Yes.

Court. You could not identify either of the men. - A. No, I could not, they were covered with large bundles on their heads.

Mr. Pooley. What had they upon their heads. - A. It was something white; I imagined they were sheets at the time when I first saw them.

Q. Was that which they had upon their heads large enough to be a bed. - A. Full large enough; they went down Southampton-row into King-street, in a direction towards Holborn.

Q. You say you had not an opportunity of seeing either of the faces of the men, was either of the men the size of the prisoners. - A. Yes, of the name of Brady; he had a dark coat on and boots, with apparently new tops.

Q. Was the man that you are speaking off, that had the dark coat on, and boots with new tops, was that the shortest man of the two men. - A. That was the shortest man of the two men; after I saw them come

out of the house, I traced them down King-street, I went on the opposite side of the way; the short man threw the bed down in King-street, a few doors from Orange-street, at a mattrass maker's door; it was darker in that part of the street than any other. The other man was at some distance before; I imagined he went down for Holborn; I went down King-street, towards him.

Q. Are you now speaking of the taller man. - A. Of the taller man, I lost him there, I did not see him. I then turned back thinking I should be time enough to see the short man before he took up the bundle; the whole of the time was not more than three minutes; I came back to look for the short man who put down the bundle, he was missing also, and the bundle. I then went into Southampton-row, to the house where they were taken from, and I saw the street door wide open; it was the same door that I saw the beds come out of.

Q. How far is King-street from Southampton-row. - A. King-street leads out of Orange-street, into Red-lion-square; there is but one street as you enter out of King-street, that is Kingsgate-street, that is a short one. I then went to Mr. Wilkinson, a neighbour, and I made enquiries afterwards, and I traced the goods into Kingsgate-street; I called upon a neighbour, as Mrs. Kinsey and I were not upon very good terms. I got a watchman and him to go into her house. I then made enquiries, and traced the goods into Kingsgate-street, to a house kept by a person of the name of Fielding. I did not see them afterwards.

Q. How long would it take to go to the house where you traced them. - A. Not two minutes.

Q. In the way in which he was going, did he turn to Kingsgate-street. - A. He turned to Kingsgate-street, instead of going down to Holborn, and there it was I lost sight of him.

Q. At the place where you last saw the tall man with a bundle on his head, how soon could he have got to Kingsgate-street. - A. In two minutes, with the greatest ease.

Court. You say you saw this door open, and two men go out at half after six - was it day light or dark. - A. It was darkish, the lamps were lit.

Q. Was it so dark that you could not see a man's face, was the day closed. - A. The day was closed.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Then it was not dusk, the day was closed. - A. It was not dusk, the day had closed.

Q. You mean to swear that positively. - A. I do.

Q. You say you never saw the face of the two persons at that time. - A. No.

Q. If you had seen them, should you have been able to have known them. - A. Most likely I should by the light of the lamps.

Q. But on turning Kingsgate-street you lost sight of them. - A. Yes, but in two minutes they might have got to Fielding's house.

Q. And in two minutes they might have got any where else at an equal distance. - A. No doubt of that.

JOSHUA FIELDING . - Mr. Pooley. Where do you live. - A. At No. 34, Kingsgate-street, Holborn. I am a baker's peel maker.

Q. Do you know the prisoner Brady. - A. Yes, I have known him a twelvemonth, it may be more. On the 24th of October, in the evening the prisoner, Brady and Humphries; I had known Humphries about the same time; they are public house acquaintances; I know their persons well.

Q. Is Humphries pretty near the same size. - A. No, Humphries is taller than Brady, but I do not think that he is so tall as myself.

Court. How tall are you. - A. I stand, I suppose, about five feet nine, he may be an inch shorter or two.

Mr. Pooley. Humphries and he came to your house on the 24th of October in the evening. - A. Yes, about seven o'clock, as near as I can recollect, or between six and seven o'clock.

Q. Did they come together. - A. No, not immediately together.

Q. Who came the first. - A. Upon my life I cannot say which came first; when they came first I was asleep at my fire side, my wife awoke me; they brought two large bundles with them.

Q. Had they a bundle each. - A. Each of them had a bundle; they said they were beds; they asked me if I would purchase them in some kind of words, but I do not recollect the words; I told them no, and that their bringing such thing to me were nonsense; I told them they would not suit me.

Q. They knew your business. - A. Yes; independent of that I do a little in the shop in the brokering way; I buy little odds and ends of furniture, not such large concerns as them, because I have no convenience, and I told them that they well know; I desired them to take them away.

Q. Did they put them down in your house. - A. They did.

Court. They put them down perhaps before you awoke. - A. Yes, sir; they were down before I awoke; upon which Humphries turned upon his heel, and said he would call a coach; Humphries went and called a coach; they were not three minutes in my house altogether.

Q. During the time that Humphries went for the coach where was Brady. - A. Standing in my shop by the goods; they then brought the coach a few doors from my house, they came and took the bundles upon their shoulders, and went away, and as I supposed put them in the coach.

Q. You did not see them put them in the coach. - A. No, Humpries took both the bundles; Brady helped him up with them on his shoulder, and away they went; I do not know where they went to.

Q. What business is Brady. - A. I have heard that he is a sadler and harness maker; that is what I have always understood him to be. I am a man that people is pleased to say can sing a good song; I go to sing a song where I am invited, many people know me.

MATTHEW MATTHEWS . - Mr. Pooley. You live at 32, Eagle-street, Red Lion-square. - A. I do; I am a hackney coachman; I drive for an hackney man.

Q. Where was your coach standing on the 24th of October in the evening. - A. At the Pilgrim in Holborn.

Q. How far from Kingsgate-street is that. - A. It may be forty or fifty yards.

Q. Did you on that evening go to any house in Kingsgate-street. - A. No, I went opposite of Eagle-street.

Q. What time were you called from your stand when you was there. - A. About a quarter past seven.

Q. Who was the person that came to you. - A. I

cannot tell I am sure; the man came and asked me whether I would like to take two beds; I told him I would take two beds, but I would have a shilling more than my fare, for carrying them, and by this there was an altercation; he said he would give me sixpence more, I agreed to go for a shilling more.

Q. Did you go and take up the beds. - A. I did; in taking them there they told me to take them to Broad-street; I went there.

Q. Do you know either of them, look behind you. A. No, I do not know either of the prisoners.

Q. Did the articles that you took up there fill up the coach. - A. Nearly; one rode on the box, I cannot say whether the other rode or not.

Q. Did you see the men at the time they were putting the things in the coach, were they of the same size. - A. I was feeding the horses; the little man seems to be like the man that rode on the box, but I cannot positively say.

Q. Then you will not positively swear to him. - A. No.

Q. Have you been to the house since. - A. Yes. I think I have seen the house since.

Q. Is it a shop or private house. - A. A shop, where they make looking glasses.

Q. What is the person's name that keeps the shop. A. Bainbridge is over the door.

Court. Have you seen the name written over the door since. - A. Yes, on the Wednesday I saw the name written over the door; I could not see it the night I took the goods.

Mr. Pooley. When you carried these goods it was on the Saturday. - A. Yes.

Q. And when you saw the name of Bainbridge over the door that was on Wednesday - how far is that shop from Kingsgate-street. - A. About three quarters of a mile.

Q. How long might you be going to it. - A. About ten minutes, or rather better.

Q. When they took the coach did they till you where to drive to. - A No; after the man got on the box he told me to drive to Broad-street.

Q. Did the man on the box and you get into any discourse. - A. Yes, we got into deep discourse; I thought they were the peel makers beds, I thought the landlord had better lose his rent than the peel-maker his beds. The man on the box told me he had a large family, and as Fielding and me were neighbours, I thought I would do him a neighbouring action and get the goods off as soon as I could.

Q. From the time that the man went on the box, and the time you have described, do you believe him to be the man - I do not ask you whether you can swear positively. - A. I do not know whether he is or not, I have no belief, only by his size, it being so dark; it was a man of that size.

Q. Who told you to stop when you got into Broad-street. - A. The man that rode on the box; I drawed up to the door, the door was shut.

Q. Who knocked at the door. - A. To the best of my belief the man that rode upon the box, he knocked at the door.

Q. Who did you see come to the door. - A. I saw nobody come to the door at all.

Q. Was any thing carried into the house. - A. Yes, two beds what were put in the coach from Kingsgate-street, that were put in the house in Broad-street.

Q. Did the two men go into the house. - A. What two men? I only saw one man, the man that rode on the box with me.

Q. Did that man, after the things were put in the house, go into the house. - A. Yes; I took two shillings, and then I went away about my business.

Jury. Was there no light in the shop. - A. No light at all as I saw.

Mr. Pooley. When you went there who did you go with. - A. With Mrs. Kinsey; I went with her to shew her the house, I did not go in the house.

Q. Who went in the house with her. - A. Two runners.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. At the time you went from Kingsgate-street to Broad-street, it was very dark. - A. It was.

Q. The shops were all shut. - A. They were.

Q. You did not see any name over the door of the house that you went to that night. - A. I did not.

Q. When you went with Mrs. Kinsey you went in the day, the shops were all open. - A. Yes.

Q. Were not the shops, when they were shut up that night, very much alike. - A. Very much, they are.

Q. Now I will ask you, if you went there of a dark night again, whether you might not mistake one from the other. - A. I might, of a dark night.

Q. Now are you quite sure that when you went at broad day light, when the shops were open, that you did not go to a different house. - A. I am sure that I did not go to a different house.

Q. By day the shutters were down. - A. Yes.

Q. At night, when you went, the shutters were all up, and there was no light at all. - A. There was no light at all.

JOHN FOY . - Mr. Pooley. You are a constable of the police office, Marlborough-street. - A. I am.

Q. Do you know the prisoner Brady. - A. Yes, I know him to be Michael Brady; I have known him this last month, upon no other occasion.

Q. Do you know Humphries. - A. I do, I have known him two years.

Q. Are Humphries and Brady of the same size. - A. No, Humphries is considerably taller than Brady.

Q. In consequence of any information, did you on the 25th of October last go to the place where Brady lodged. - A. I did; I went to the second floor of No. 19, Queen-street, Seven Dials; we were searching that place; there were me and three other officers. I observed a woman, while we were searching, go down stairs; I followed her immediately.

Q. Were you known in the house. - A. I was known by the person in whose room we were in.

Court. What person's room was it. - A. A person of the name of Hankey; we had him in custody at the time. The woman knew me very well, she went down stairs, I followed her down; she went into the front parlour, she come out again in an instant, and at the same instant she came out a little boy followed her, he had a bundle in his hand: when she came out of the parlour with the boy she was going up stairs, the boy came out and went into the street, I laid hold of him directly and took the bundle from him; I carried him back and the bundle into the parlour, there I found the prisoner Brady who had just arisen from the bed and was dressing himself.

Q. What time was this. - A. Between seven and eight o'clock on Sunday morning the 25th of October, the morning after the robbery had been committed; I asked Brady how it happened that the lad came out of the room with these things; Brady said he knew nothing of it. I put Brady in the watchhouse, and took the boy to be examined before the magistrate; there was no magistrate at the office, being Sunday; I put him in the watchhouse till Monday.

Q. Did the boy give you any information from whom he had them. - A. He did, on the Monday, before Brady, he said he had given him these implements of housebreaking; there is three double skeleton keys and crows. The boy said Brady had given him them to carry out and to throw them behind a door of a green shop in that street; Brady said it was true that he had done so.

Q. Did you afterwards go to No. 39, in Southampton row. - A. I did, in a day or two after, I think it was about the Wednesday, in two or three days after; Mrs. Kinsey went with me, and Burton and another officer.

Q. When you went there did you find any of these keys to fit the lock of the door. - A. I did; the door of the kitchen that goes out of the area. I made her go inside, double lock it, and take the key out, and then with this end of this key I unlocked it with the greatest ease; here is six parts to these three keys.

Q. Can you form any opinion whether it was that key that opened it. - A. It would open it, certainly. This key is forced with having turned a lock or bolt; in the form I put it in that very form it came out.

Court. You were very sure that you did not bend it. - A. Certainly not, in that state it opened that lock.

Q. Did you afterwards go to Mr. Bainbridge's. - A. Yes. I did sometime after this, when the prisoner Brady was brought up for examination, I think about the 6th of November, but I am not certain.

Q. to prosecutrix. After your house had been broken open, and your goods lost, did you go to the house of Mr. Bainbridge. - A. I did, in company with the coachman; I went to No. 5, Broad-street, Carnaby-market.

Q. Who did you get to shew you the way. - A. The coachman, Matthews, he told me it was a frame maker's shop.

Court. What shop did you find it to be when you got there. - A. A glass frame maker's shop.

Q. What time of the day was it when you went. - A. Between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning, on the Tuesday or Wednesday after the robbery was committed.

Q. Did you go two days to the house. - A. I did; on the Thursday, when I went the first time, I saw a person that was called Mrs. Bainbridge, a female, and a tall thin man in the shop.

Mr. Gurney. Was Mr. Bainbridge present. - A. He was not.

Then you must not tell us what was said.

Mr. Pooley. What did you see there. - A. I saw a feather bed upon another, in a garret; I found the bed myself; two officers went with me. I had a warrant.

Q. Petherick was one of the officers. - A. Yes.

Q. In that house you found a feather bed that you thought was yours. - A. I found one bed that I thought was mine.

Q. Was there any alteration in the bed then, since the last time you had seen it in your house. - A. There was an alteration in the bed, the binding was taken off; I wanted to fetch the man that I bought it of that was Mr. Simmonds.

Q. The binding being taken off that made you doubt. A. Yes, and for that reason I wanted to fetch the man that made it.

Q. Did you find any thing else there. - Q. A pair of blankets; I do not mean to swear to the blankets; but with regard to the bed, I had a day or two before dirted the edge of it with my foot; this bed was dirty much in the same place. I then obtained a warrant on the day after, and went with the man that I bought it of, but the bed was then removed; there was one bed only that looked like my property, but that bed was gone; I searched the house all over.

Court. On the first day you went and saw this bed, you were not quite positive that it was yours; who were attending you in the house besides the officer. - A. Mrs. Bainbridge was in the house both days; I submitted to her both days that I thought it was my bed.

Mr. Gurney. I object to that.

Court. I only want to know the fact of her claiming it as her own; you claimed that bed as your own. - A. I did, not only once, but repeatedly; I said, I think this bed is my own.

Q. Well, you went the next day, did you take Mr. Simmonds with you. - A. I did, I went about the same hour, as soon as a warrant could be obtained in the morning; I saw Mrs. Bainbridge there and the man, the same as I did on the day before; I went to the same place to look for the bed; it was removed; I enquired of Mrs. Bainbridge, and I asked the man; I said is the bed here, he said no.

WILLIAM PETHERICK . - Mr. Pooley. You are a constable. - A. Yes, of St. James's.

Q. Did you on the 28th or 29th of October go with Mrs. Kinsey to the house of Mrs. Bainbridge. - A. I did.

Q. You have heard what she has been stating. - A. I was present with her at the first time she went I went; on searching the house, Mr. Bainbridge was not at home, when we went into the attic story, we went into the front room, where we found two bedsteads with beds on, it was a double bedded room.

Court. You are speaking of these beds upon the bedsteads, as if they were belonging to the house, to the family. - A. Yes, there were sheets and every thing complete; when I come to one of the bedsteads in the front room, there were two or three beds on that bedstead, and one on the other; at that bedstead where there were three feather-beds, one on the other; Mrs. Kinsey looked at them carefully; when she came to one bed she said this looks like my bed, I think she said this is my bed.

Q. In short she thought one of the beds was her own. A. Certainly, my lord.

Mr. Gurney. There is no case made out against Bainbridge.

Brady's Defence. I am quite innocent of it; I have people to bring forward that I work for, to my character; I always worked for my bread; these housebreaking things that were found on my premises did not belong to me; the boy that I kept, his father is at sea; and to keep the boy from going to prison; I said that I gave

it to him. I understood they were in the room, and they were brought by another person into the house.

Bainbridge's Defence. I know nothing about them, I never saw an article brought into the house that evening.

Court. Upon this evidence, it does not appear, certainly, that this man was at home when these goods were delivered.

Brady brought three witnesses, who gave him a good character.

Bainbridge called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.

BRADY, GUILTY - DEATH , aged 22.

Of stealing the goods in the dwelling house, but not of breaking and entering in the night time.

BAINBRIDGE, NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Graham.

Reference Number: t18071202-38

37. MARY MACNAMARA was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 17th of November , a pint of brandy, value 3 s. the property of John Platts , and JOHN BONNER for receiving the same, knowing it to be stolen .

Mr. Knapp, counsel for the prosecution, declining to offer any evidence, the prisoners were

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-39

38. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 13th of November , four rabbits, value 1 l. the property of William Carter .

WILLIAM CARTER . I am a labouring man , I live at No. 6, Chigwell-hill, St. George's in the East ; the rabbits were alive before the prisoner killed them; they were in a shed adjoining the house.

Q. Did you say to the clerk of the indictments that they were live rabbits. - A. I kept them in a shed to breed.

Court. The man cannot be convicted, because you did not say tame rabbits.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-40

39. RICHARD WARREN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 14th of November , a hind quarter of lamb, value 5 s. the property of William Sack .

WILLIAM SACK . I am a butcher , I live at Islington . On Saturday evening the 14th of November, I was in the shop, a customer came in, I was serving her, it was about eight o'clock; I cast my eye round once, I saw a man look in at the corner of the shop, I had no suspicion that any body was going to rob me, I thought it was one of the men next door, waiting to see his master, expecting to have his wages; in about a minute I heard the name of Sack called out, I went to the door, I saw the constable bring the prisoner by the collar, he told me that the prisoner had been robbing me; the constable had the lamb in one hand and the prisoner in the other; the constable told me that the prisoner said he was a joking. I said, take him away, I am determined to prosecute any person I catch robbing of me.

Q. Did you know him before. - A. I have seen him before; I do not know that ever I spoke to him, I have heard that he has been in our business. I am quite sure it was my quarter of lamb; I think I had seen it two minutes before.

WILLIAM LACK . I am a constable. On Saturday night the 14th of November, I saw the prisoner at the bar loitering about Mr. Sack's shop, I knew him to be a man of suspicious character; I watched him, I saw him make several attempts to take the quarter of lamb off the hook at the door; after making several attempts he took it off, he endeavoured to put it under his apron, it was too long, he could not; he walked towards where I was standing to watch him; I catched hold of him by the collar with one hand and the lamb in the other; he called me by name and said he was only joking, he desired me to take the lamb and say nothing about it; I took him to Mr. Sack and acquainted him with it, and then I took him to New Prison.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going up Islington; I saw something laying down by the wall, it was dirty, it was a small hind quarter of ewe lamb; when I was taken before the magistrate, they produced a hind quarter of wether lamb.

Sack. The same lamb was brought before the magistrate; it had dirt on it.

GUILTY , aged 37.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and publicly Whipped at the Cart's Tail One Hundred Yards at Islington .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-41

40. MARY WATKINS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 28th of November , a pair of shoes, value 4 s. the property of Joseph Ashfield .

JOSEPH ASHFIELD . I live at 106, Tottenham-court-road , I am a shoemaker . This woman came last Saturday, about one o'clock, and asked me if I would take the money for the shoes she had looked at some time before; she offered me ten shillings for two pair; I told her I could not take it; I offered her them for eleven shillings; then she asked me what I would take for three pair; I told her fifteen shillings and sixpence; she had kept me a great while in the shop, I went down stairs and told my mistress there was a person in the shop, and to mind her.

RACHAEL ASHFIELD . I was in the parlour; Mary Grange told me the prisoner at the bar had taken a pair of shoes; I told her to run after her and bring her back; she did; I saw the prisoner drop the shoes in the passage.

MARY GRANGE . About half after twelve I was in Mr. Ashfield's shop binding of a man's shoe at the counter; Mr. Ashfield went down stairs to work, Mrs. Ashfield was in the adjoining parlour; the prisoner was sitting in the chair by the window, I saw her take a pair of shoes off the brass hook she folded them up in a bundle and put them in a handkerchief; she then went out of the shop; I ran after her and brought her back, with the property on her; she came to the door, she pretended to stoop down to pull up her shoe; she threw them behind the street door; Mrs. Ashfield picked them up.

Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. Do not you know that your mistress had seen something so extraordinary in that poor creature, that she was willing to send her son to see her home least any accident should happen to her. A. Mrs. Ashfield said, if you are in liquor, my son shall see you home.

Q. Do not you know that this poor girl is the daughter of a respectable man and woman. - A. I know it now; they have been to Mr. Ashfield's house.

Court to prosecutrix. How came you to send her home with your boy. - A. She had no money to purchase the shoes; she said she was tipsy; she had been at our house four times; she repeatedly said she was tipsy.

Q. Was she tipsey. - A. I do not know; she said she had called at a public house and had a glass of brandy and water, she gave a shilling for it; I am informed her parents live upon their property; she had not a farthing in her pocket.

(The property produced and identified.)

Prisoner's Defence. I am as innocent as a child unborn.

GEORGE SWAN . - Mr. Alley. What are you, sir. - A. I am a tallow chandler in Paul-street, Finsbury-square; I have known the girl twenty years past, I have been in the habit of visiting the family, they live upon their property; I have no hesitation in saying that the prisoner was out of her mind.

ANN SMITH . Q. You are sister to the unfortuate girl. - A. I am; she continued to live with her father and mother untill the time of this accusation.

Q. Did your father and mother find her clothes and every thing that she wanted. - A. Every thing that is requisite, but she has acted very strangely at times, like a person that is deranged.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-42

41. SARAH SMITH was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 13th of November a gold broach, value 10 s. a shirt, value 2 s. a shift, value 2 s. three handkerchiefs, value 3 s. a child's cap, value 6 d. and a pinafore value 6 d. the property of Philip Kingston .

ESTHER KINGSTON . My husband's name is Philip Kingston , he a is pawnbroker No. 20, Carnaby-street, Golden-square ; I hired the prisoner as servant on the 7th of October; within a fortnight of that time I lost a broach, I was confident it was lost in my house; I offered the prisoner half a crown if she would find the broach, either broke or whole, but she did not produce it. On the 13th of November I understood from one of my family that she was going to leave me in the evening; she sent one of the boxes out of the house between the hours of twelve and one in the day, while I was gone up stairs; that led me to a suspicion that all was not right. I went to Marlborough-street, got two officers; before my return she had sent her two other boxes away. I left the officer in the passage, called her into the parlour, and said Sally I understand by my children that you are going to leave me, she answered yes, ma'am; I told her I desired to look in her boxes, she said one of my boxes is gone between twelve and one o'clock this day, and the other two I sent out this evening; that rather alarmed me; she said Mr. Buckel, a friend of hers, had taken a box at his dinner hour; she had lodged with Mr. Buckel, which caused me to go to him to know whether he had got the box; Mr. Buckel left his work to come in search of her.

Q. Where did you find the boxes at last. - A. She had sent them to a lodging room in Carnaby-street, nearly opposite our own house; the officer came in the parlour and searched her; after that I went to the place where her boxes was.

Q. You found the boxes at the lodgings. - A. Yes, and some of my property in them, and the broach; I have lost a number of things.

Q. You found her three boxes. - A. Yes, and in them we found the things mentioned in the indictment.

WILLIAM PETHERICK . I am a constable of St. James's. On the 13th of November the lady came to me; when I came to Mrs. Kingston's, the prisoner said her boxes were gone; I took the girl to where she had taken the boxes, she gave the key and we opened the boxes; there we found the things mentioned in the indictment, the gold broach, shirt, shift and child's pinafore.

Q. When you found them what did she say. - A. She mad no answer.

(The property produced and identified.)

Prisoner's Defence. She has a shift of mine.

Q. What do you say to the broach. - A. I found it in the dust hole; I kept it on the shelf two days, I did not think it was my mistresses' broach.

Prosecutrix. The shift is my own; there is a comical seam next the gore.

The prisoner called one witness who gave her a good character.

GUILTY , aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-43

42. EDWARD FALLOWS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 18th of November , a pair of trowsers value 2 s. and a shoe, value 9 d. the property of Robert Bell .

ROBERT BELL. I am a seafaring man .

Q. When was it you lost these trowsers. - A. On the 18th of last month; the prisoner lodged in the same room as I did.

Q. Where. - A. In Whitechapel ; he got up before me in the morning, took my trowsers, and one of my shoes.

Q. Has he a wooden leg. - A. No, he is lame of one side of him.

Q. Did any body lay in the room besides him and you. - A. Yes, there were three more.

Q. Why do you accuse him of it. - A. Because he had the odd shoe on his foot; he acknowledged it was my shoe on the Friday following when I took him.

(The property produced and identified.)

Prisoner's Defence The room was very dark in the morning; I put the shoe on in mistake.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-44

43. JAMES WILLETS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 25th of November , a brass lamp, value 2 s. a piece of brass tube, value 8 d. nine other pieces of drawn tube, value 3 s. three pound of brass value 4 s. 6 d. four brass lamp bottoms, value 1 s. two pound weight of pewter sodder, value 1 s. and one brass arm, value 2 d. the property of Thomas Brant .

THOMAS BRANT . I am a brass lamp maker , I live in Charles-street, Hatton Garden . On the 5th of November, one of my workmen came down to me after my breakfast, and asked me if I had taken the draw tube off his work bench; he said there were two pieces gone since Saturday. The prisoner did not come to work on the Monday; he told me there was a piece of drawn tube hid behind one of the men's benches, I told him to let it be till dinner time, and I would go up into the work shop myself; I did, and I found the piece of tube as described by the other workman. On the next morning after breakfast the other workman was coming in, I asked him if the tube was gone, he said it was; I went to Hatton Garden and got a warrant to search Willett's lodgings; he was one of my workmen.

Q. Where was his lodgings. - A. In Chandos-street; there we found some of the property described in the indictment; I returned back to my own house with the officer, the officer searched him in the workshop and found part of the property about him; he acknowledged he had robbed me, ever since he had been with me.

Q. How long was that. - A. About eight weeks.

THOMAS EKELSOE . I am an officer, I searched the prisoner's lodgings, I found this property there (producing it); then I went to where he worked; on searching him, I found this piece of brass on him; he acknowledged it to be his master's property; I told him I had searched his lodgings and found property there; he said it was all his master's property that he had taken at different times, ever since he had worked for Mr. Briant.

The property produced and identified.

Prisoner's Defence. I can say nothing in my defence; I leave it to the mercy of your lordship, and the gentlemen of the jury.

GUILTY , aged 40.

Confined One Year in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-45

44. HENRY HART was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 24th of November , three hundred and forty eight penny-pieces, and four hundred and eighty halfpence , the property of William Granger .

Second count for like offence, the property of William Hoffman .

WILLIAM GRANGER . I am a drayman .

Q. When did you lose your money. - A. On the 24th of November, in Winfield-street, Petticoat-lane ; I went down Catherine Wheel-alley, to carry a cask of beer, about four o'clock in the afternoon, on the 24th of November; and when I came back, I went into Mrs. Beale's shop in Winfield-street; she told me the box of the dray had been broken open, and while I was in the shop the prisoner came past the dray; I went to him, I accused him of taking the money out of the box; he said, me take it out of the box, you say I have got your money, you b - r; presently there were six or seven of his gang came up; Martha Priest said, brewer let him alone, or he will do you a mischief, he had given me a blow on the breast, and knocked me down; when I got up he had a knife in his hand. drawn.

MARTHA PRIEST . I live in Winfield-street; I get my living in the street, selling things in a barrow and on my head; at four o'clock in the afternoon, on the 24th of November, I was looking out of the window; I saw the dray coming along, it stopped there; I saw the prisoner with something in his hand at the lock, at the money box of the dray, it looked bright as a knife; he was trying to get the lock of the till; the till was of the of side of the dray; the drayman came along, the prisoner went away; the dray stopped again, the prisoner went to the lock again, and got it off; after he got it off, he chucked it into a waste bit of ground, that was fenced in; he came back to the till, and took a brown bag from the till, he held the bag in one hand, and the weight of it on the top of the other; after he got the bag out, he walked by the dray till he came to the fore-horses head with the bag, and then crossed the road; then after that he crossed the road again, right facing the turning where he lived; and after that the brewer came out and the woman of the chandler's shop, and I said that was the man that took the bag out of the till; I said to him that George Slashem, has took the money out of the till; the brewer went to look after him, it occasioned a mob about the dray; the brewer went and collared him; he said you have got my money; he made answer, me you b - r, got your money, if you do not let me go, I will knock you backward; he gave him a blow on his breast and knocked him backwards; the brewer immediately he got up he was going to collar him again; I persuaded him not to touch him any more, least be should get a mischief done him; he said he would do him a mischief if he touched him again; the prisoner had a knife drawn in his hand. The next day I went to the chandler's-shop where the brewer stopped with his dray, I saw two officers; I told them if they went over to that ground, they would find the pad lock, where he had chucked it over; accordingly they did find it there, where he had chucked it over.

Prisoner. I want to know how long she has known me. - A. Fifteen or sixteen years.

JOHN GRIFFITHS . I am an officer. On Tuesday the 24th of November, this young man came to my house, and said he had been robbed; he seemed to be crying; I went with him to Winfield-street and made some enquiries; I was informed who had robbed him; I went in search of him different times that evening; I could not find him; I was informed the next morning that he was in the Compter; I applied to the lord mayor; they had him there, for what I cannot particularly say; the lord mayor asked me if I had a witness that see him do the robbery; I replied no; he was remanded till I could bring a witness; I brought the witness; this witness told me where the lock was thrown over, I went and found it. I produce it.

Granger. This is my lock, it had been picked, I have got the key in my pocket.

Prisoner's Defence. My lord, it is about thirteen or fourteen years ago that I cohabited with this woman; after being a soldier ten years, I came home; I found this good woman's mother was transported for stealing wet linen; when I came home, she asked me to live with her; I told her I would not; she said she would be revenged of me, she would be revenged of me, she would me an injury, because I would not live with her. I never was in that street that day; I belonged to the royal artillery six years and a half, after that I belonged to the Prince of Wales's royal fencibles at Gibraltar we were all reduced.

Mrs. Priest. I never lived with him; Mr. Griffiths knows me very well.

Griffith. I have known her five or six years; I never heard such a thing, and I have known him some years.

GUILTY , aged 50.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-46

45. CONRAD FREDERIC was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 19th of November , a saw, value 6 s. the property of Robert Speakman .

ROBERT SPEAKMAN . I am a journeyman carpenter .

Q. When did this happen. - A. Last Monday fortnight; I was at work in King Henry street, Mile End New Town ; I went home to dinner between twelve

and one o'clock.

Q. You went from thence and left the tools in the building. - A. Yes; and from information I went to Worship-street; there I found one saw, my property.

RICHARD WARD . Between twelve and one o'clock I saw this man coming up from the building; I asked him what carried him down to the buildings, he made no answer, he was about two foot from the building; I told him he should go no further; I put my hand to his waistcoat, he had three chisels in his waistcoat pocket, his hand was over them, keeping them together; I put my hand to his breast, I felt this saw inside of his waistcoat, and down his small clothes; he and I fell in the scuffle. There was another at the back of his waistcoat, down his waistcoat, and down his breeches he had three saws and three chisels; I thought he would overpower me, he made a pass at me with a chisel; he and I fell, I called for assistance, I desired Robert Spencer to assist in taking him over to the public house; he would not walk, he fell down, and said damn you, are you going to knock my brains out.

Cross-examined by Mr. Bolland. Do you mean to state positively that he spoke these words. - A. Yes.

Q. You do not know that they called him Dummy, and that he was an idiot. - A. No.

Q. I think that in the way that you saw him must completely shew him to be a fool. - A. It was under his waistcoat to conceal them; I do not think he acted the fool at all.

ROBERT SPENCER . Dick Ward called me to his assistance; he had got hold of the man; when I came to him he had got these two saws down his waistcoat by his side, and a third one behind; the handle was uppermost; the bottom of it stuck into his small clothes; we were forced to fling him down to get the tools from him. When he fell down, the saw at his back flew out between his legs; when we took him over to the public house, his head fell against the wall by his struggling; he said d - n it, do not knock one's brains out.

The property produced and identified.

PHILIP FREDERICK . - Mr. Bolland. You are a German, the prisoner is your son. - A. Yes, he is twenty seven years of age.

Q. We understand that he is deaf and dumb. - A. Yes; when he was between six and seven years, he was taken with a putrid fever; when he got better he was deprived of his speech, a piece of the jaw bone came off and two teeth, he cannot speak, he cannot hear a gun go off; sometimes his head swells and the swelling breaks; that makes him as if he was deranged in in his mind.

Court. There is a great deal of cunning about him; where a man is deprived of one sense they often have it another way. - A. He is not very clever; sometimes he can work, and sometimes he cannot without his master shewing him a pattern, then he works it off; sometimes he is quite silly; I have never heard him speak since he had the fever. (The prisoner had the evidence produced to him in writing, and denied having the property.)

PETER MERGES . I live at No 2, Pell-street, Spital Fields, I am a weaver. I have known the prisoner eleven or twelve years; when he has got any reason he makes handles for saws ; sometimes he is totally void of understanding; I have been able to make him understand by writing or by motion of the fingers. I never heard him speak; he has been on Tower Hill to hear the guns go off, he did not; when I have asked him what passed, he made motions that he could not hear, that it shook his body.

The prisoner called three witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 27.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and publicly Whipped .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-47

46. BRIDGET CONNOR was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling house of John Kensington , about the hour of eleven at night on the 5th of November , and burglariously stealing therein a petticoat, value 4 s. a pair of stockings, value 2 s. a towel, value 3 d. and a pair of pattens, value 6 d. the property of Thomas Henley , and a gown, value 3 s. the property of Peggy Magrath .

MARY HENLEY . I was servant to Mr. Kensington at that time; my husband's name is Thomas Henley .

Q. Where does Mr. Kensington live. - A. He kept a public house , the Earl of Moira, Saffron Hill , in the parish of St. Andrew. When I washed these clothes I told Peggy Magarth to hang them up in my bed room; she came down and said she had hung them up, and gave me the key of the room; I went to the room at half after eleven o'clock at night; I put my hand to the door, I found the door was open.

Q. Then you of your own knowledge do not know that it was locked. - A. No; I looked at the time, I found the clothes were gone.

Q. Whose property were these clothes. - A. Some mine, some my mistresses, and some my fellow servant's; a petticoat, pair of stockings, towel, and a pair of pattens, were mine.

Q. What lodgers had you in the house. - A. Richard Bonner , Tim Crow , Matthew Row, and one woman, I do not know her name, she was newly come.

Q. Then all you know of your own knowledge, you found your door open. - A. Yes.

Q. But you of your own knowledge do not know that the things were there at all. - A. No further than what my fellow servant said.

PEGGY MAGARTH . Q. Are you a servant in the house. - A. Yes.

Q. How many persons lived in that house. - A. Four lodgers at that time.

Q. And they had other lodgers at that time. - A. Not as I know of, only Mrs. Conner. My fellow servant had been washing this day, she sent me to put them on the line in her bed room; I hanged them up between six and seven o'clock, and after I hung them in he bed room, I came down and gave her the key; we did not go up to bed till half past eleven o'clock; when we went up we missed the clothes from the line.

Q. Do you sleep in the room. - A. Yes, we sleep together; neither of us had any reason to go to that room till we went to bed.

Q. You may be sure of that for yourself, you cannot be sure for her. - A. No; I am sure I did not, I locked the door.

Q. Did you find the clothes afterwards. - A. Yes, there was one gown of mine lost; we found two pair of stockings and a petticoat underneath the stair case, I poked it out; then we said the robbers must be in the house. We saw the gown hanging out of this woman's

window in the street; then we came and told master of it; he set the watchman to watch; they took the prisoner to the watchhouse.

Q. You saw a gown hanging out of the window, who put it there you do not know, who lodges in the room where the woman was. - A. Three men lodged with her.

Q. You told me it was between six and seven o'clock you hung the clothes up - before the magistrate you said it was noon - which is true. - A. Between six and seven o'clock.

JOHN KENSINGTON. Q. You are the landlord of this house. - A. I was at that time. I have let it I was gone to bed. I was called up about half after eleven; Mary Henley informed me that her room had been robbed; I ordered one of the girls to go up stairs, and the other to call the watchman; the watchman and the girl went up stairs, I staid below to dress myself; in the mean time the girls came down to inform me that they had found part of the things under the stairs going up to Mrs. Conner's room.

Q. Were you present when they were found. - A. I was not; Peggy Magrath informed me that the gown in the indictment was hanging out of Mrs. Conner's window; I saw it myself; I ordered the watchman to go down stairs and throw off his rattle, that we might get another watchman; the patrol and a watchman came, I desired the watchman to see if any thing went of the gown that hung out of the window; I then went up with our own watchman and demanded entrance at Conner's door; at that time they were pretending a sham fight, the husband and wife amongst themselves; they said they had lost the key; we broke the door open, and the gown was thrown in the street. When I went in, to my great surprize we found three young men in the room, and O'Conner and his wife; I did not know of the young men being in the room; we said that the servants had been robbed, and we suspected them; myself and the watchman looked round the room and found some towels that we had been robbed of; by that time the watchman brought up the gown that had been hung up at the window. I charged them all with the watchman, and they were all taken to the watchhouse. After that I brought the officer of the night and searched the room; he found some stockings in a tin saucepan on a shelf over their bed; there were three pair belonging to my niece.

Q. Did it not occur to you to search the house while the people were there. - A. We did search part.

Q. I should have thought you would have searched the whole. - A. We did not particularly search at the time. Mrs. Conner and her husband had been in my house about a fortnight.

JAMES EVANS . I am a watchman. On Thursday the 5th of November I was called in by the maid servant, about half past eleven at night, she told me she had been robbed, she shewed me the room where the robbery had been committed; it appeared to me the lock had been forced back by a knife; the bolt was about half undone.

Q. Then you cannot say whether it was locked or only half locked. - A. No. On the same floor there were two empty rooms, I looked them over, there was nothing to be seen there; I observed under the staircase of the two pair of stairs, a great vacancy under the stairs, the maid servant kicked her foot against the dirt that laid there, and the first thing that came to light was one stocking; I turned the dirt over, there were three more stockings there and a petticoat; I informed the landlord, he came up stairs, I shewed him where they were found. The prisoner, with four men, were in the room making a noise, Kensington desired them to go to bed. Mr. Kensington and me came down stairs together; the maid servant informed us there was a gown hanging out of the window, I went out in the street, there seemed apparently to be a gown hanging out of the window; I sprung the rattle and brought another watchman and a patrol. Mr. Kensington desired the watchman to stand under the window to see what fell from the window; the patrol and I went up stairs, I told them I insisted upon the door been opened; we forced the door open; when we went into the room there were four men and the prisoner; when I got into the middle of the room, I said, Peggy go to the window and take your gown in, and as the servant maid was going towards the window, the prisoner turned upon her heel, and throwed the window up herself, she told her to come and see if there was any gown there; the instant the window was thrown up, the gown went from the window into the street.

Q. You could not see it go into the street. - A. I saw it go from the window; we took them all in custody to the watchhouse, then Mr. Kensington ordered them to be taken to New Prison.

Q. Did you examine the room when you took them. - A. No, the room was not searched the first time at all.

Q. How came that, you have been a watchman a good many years. - A. I cannot say, we took them upon the gown being found.

Q. Then seeing the gown drop, your suspicions must be encreased. - A. We did not search the room till afterwards.

Q. Mr. Kensington told me you did. - A. There was nothing found in my sight not then.

Q. When the prisoner went to the window did you go to the window. - A. No.

Q. You never went to the window to prevent it from being opened. - A. I had not the thought.

Q. What became of these men. - A. The magistrate discharged three of them, and one was kept upon another indictment.

Q. They were all in the room, and all charged alike at the present time. - A.Yes, We searched the room after we came back; we found five stockings in a saucepan, upon a shelf over the prisoner's bed; the bed was on the ground.

Q. Then that tin saucepan was there when you were there before. - A. It was.

Q. Why did not you look then. - A. I had not the presence of mind.

Cross-examined by Mr. Barry. When the prisoners were taken to the watchhouse the door was left open. - A. No, Mr. Kensington fastened it with a string in a particular manner.

Q. How can you take upon you to swear that this was a gown hanging out of the two pair window. - A. It was apparently.

Q. It might be something else. - A. It might be something else.

WINTER BURR. I am a watchman. I was placed below at the window, I saw a gown hanging out at the window; the prisoner I believe dropped the gown and I picked it up.

Q. I believe a great many things, and I shall tell the jury you believe there is a forty pound reward - why do you believe, upon your oath, that it was the prisoner, you cannot know, you was not at the window. - A. I do not pretend to say that I was at the window. I gave the gown to the officer Bayliss.

THOMAS BAYLISS . I was officer of the night; I produce the property. On searching the prisoner I found the duplicate of the pattens; the prisoner said she picked the pattens up in the yard by the water but.

Q. to Henley. Is there any thing particular in that patten. - A. I cannot swear to the patten, only the ribbon is a wide ribbon; the petticoat and stockings are mine.

Prisoner's Defence. This woman was a first cousin of mine. I told her it was a shame for her to court my husband and her husband at sea; she said she would get me transported for that; I can swear that the pattens are mine, I bought them at Bristol when I came to England.

The prisoner called two witnesses, who gave her a good character.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-48

47. ELIZABETH BROWN and MARY MARSH were indicted for feloniously stealing on the 15th of October , three ancient pieces of gold coin, value 7 l. 13 s. the property of Charles Shuter , esq. in his dwelling house , and HENRY RAY for receiving them, knowing them to have been stolen .

The Case stated by Mr. Gleed.

CHARLES SHUTER , ESQ. Q. You live in Cursitor-street , I believe. - A. I do: in the beginning of the summer I left town for Chester; I left the prisoner Brown in an anxious care of my house, and that upon a recommendation of her character for sobriety and honesty. On the 28th of October I returned from Chester, I searched my iron chest, where I had deposited bank notes; it also contained from twenty to thirty dollars and crown pieces, and three or four pieces of ancient gold coin. I found the pieces of gold coin taken out of the bag. I then soon after received from the police office this key, it unlocked the drawer. I have nothing to do but to identify the property.

FRANCIS DE GRACE . Q. Where do you live. - A. I live at No. 33, Long Acre.

Q. Were you present before the magistrate at the time when the prisoner was there. - A. I was.

Q. Was any thing said to them in your presence to induce Brown to make any confession - did you not say it would be better for her to tell. - A. There were something of the kind.

MICHAEL WILLIAMS . Q. Do you know, Mr. Williams, what was said to her. - A. I do not know who it was spoke to her, she made a confession, I cannot charge my memory with it, she said that she had got acquainted with Mrs. Marsh; she told me that she opened the chest while she took them, and that Mrs. Marsh took them to this man to dispose of.

Q. Were there no other promises or any threats. - A. No, I saw her sign her name to the confession.

Q. Did you see the magistrate sign it. - A. I saw him sign a paper; I cannot exactly take upon me to say whether he did or not.

GEORGE WOOD . Q. Were you present. - A. I was. This is the prisoner's hand writing; this is Mr. Turton's hand writing.

Q. Was the prisoner told the consequence of it. - A. I do not know.

Q. I know that you know she was not. - A. I do not think she was; the magistrate told her he would not take her evidence, they were all three implicated.

Q. Was it done under that impression that she might be an evidence. - A. I suppose it was, the justice would not take her evidence.

Q.Then what she did, she did it under an idea that she should become a witness. - A. Exactly so.

Court. Then I cannot receive it. - Gentlemen, if a person gives their evidence against themselves, with an impression that it will be of service to them, whether it is from hope of escaping of justice, or fear of punishment, it cannot be received in evidence, because it is impossible to say how far an innocent person may accuse himself; therefore whether a confession is obtained through hope of favour, that you shall not be prosecuted, this must operate on the mind, whether they shall or not be exposed; or if it is done under terror - I will take you up unless you confess this - this is exactly the same as hope; on the other hand, it is clear that this cannot be voluntary; the confession may be evidence against herself; I cannot admit that as evidence against any body else. - The counsel for the prosecution is against the other woman and the man; there is no evidence against the principal, but what was obtained through hope or fear; then if there is no evidence against the principal, there can be none against the accessories. - They might be indicted for a misdemeanoras aiding and assisting the person that committed the felony.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-49

48. WILLIAM HASNSEN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 10th of August , thirty yards of brown holland, value 2 l. and twenty-three yards of cotton, value 2 l. 2 s. 2 d. the property of John Meyer and Henry Meagoe , in their dwelling house , and JOHN SMITH for feloniously receiving the same, he knowing it to be stolen .

The case stated by Mr. Bolland.

JOHN MEYER . Q. You, I believe, are an army tailor . - A. Yes, No. 25, Mortimer-street, Cavendish-square , my partner's name is Henry Meagoe ; nobody resides in the house but myself and partner. The prisoner Hanssen was an apprentice of mine, he had been with me near upon seven years. On the 8th of November Robert Smith came to my house; from his information I was determined to take warrants against all the people that worked for us. I called Hanssen, and asked him how he came to run up a bill at tradesmen in the neighbourhood for porter and for leather; I told him I knew how the rest of the things were gone. After this, he said if the old rogue was gone he would confess.

Q. Before you speak of confession, did you tell your apprentice that you had an instrument in your hand that would take him to Marlborough-street in a minute. - A. I was not present, he confessed before my partner.

HENRY MEAGOE . Q. In consequence of some suspicion entertained by you and your partner, did you tell him it would be much better for him to tell you the

whole truth. - A. No, by no means.

Q. Was not that confession made under an idea that you had an instrument in your house. - A. By no means.

Q. Was not that confession made under an idea that he should be admitted an evidence. - A. There was a misconception; we were all along determined to prosecute. Mr. Alley knows that I said the law must take its course.

Q. You say there was a misconception, do you mean that the prisoner misconceived, and made that confession under the idea that he should be admitted an evidence. - A. I cannot tell you.

Q. Have you not every reason to believe that it was under that idea. - A. No. He said I am a guilty wretch, I know nothing can be done for me; he wished to make a recompence to his master.

Mr. Bolland to Meyer. He said when the old rogue was gone he would make a confession. - A. Yes.

Q. Did you go to the police office. - A. I did; my partner and I went together with him to Marlborough-street office, and brought him before the magistrate, and related what had past.

Q. Did he make a confession before the magistrate. A. He did; the magistrate sent a body warrant, and a search warrant to Smith; we went to his house with Mr. Hamilton the officer, we found there hollands, calico, silk serge, cottons glazed and unglazed; there were twenty three yards of cotton together; they were taken from my cutting room; there were two foremen and myself, whenever they left the room we thought it safe. We set down all the things in a book that were given out of the cutting room; when I returned from Yorkshire I missed this calico.

Q. Did Smith say he knew Hanssen. - A. He said he merely knew him.

Cross-examined by Mr. Alley. There was an examination in Marlborough-street, was it not the intention of the magistrate till the last examination, to commit Smith for a misdemeanor, as receiver, and to make Hanssen a witness, did he not, with that impression on his mind, receive the confession of Smith. - A. I cannot tell, it was not my intention.

Mr. Bolland to Meagoe. You are partner with Mr. Meyer. - A. Yes; what passed between me and Robert Smith gave me suspicion. I sent the young man to Smith, face to face, he ran away, and said that Smith, that old villain, had used him very ill,; I said I will take you down; now clear your character, you have stolen that leather and the other things also; he said I am a guilty wretch, and as soon as that old rogue is gone I will make a confession. When Mr. Meyer came in I cleaned myself, and we went down to Marlborough-street office; there was a warrant taken out to go to the house of John Smith ; I went with Hamilton to Turner's court, Bedfordbury.

Q. What is Smith. - A. He is a piece-broker . Hamilton produced his warrant; we found this holland and cotton; my partner after followed; we brought the goods away. Mr. Smith acknowledged having a knowledge of the boy, and having dealings with him. He did not say he bought stolen goods of him.

Mr. Alley. I ask you, sir, whether Mr. Brodie the magistrate, did not mean to commit Smith for the misdemeanor, did not he express his surprize after the proceedings, that he was called upon to make both parties felons - give me your answer, did you not yourself then say that you called upon the magistrate to commit both for the felony, as you thought you had evidence against both for the felony. - A. Yes.

Court. Whenever you can make the thief as witness against the receiver, I would advise you always to do it.

Mr. Bolland. At the time that Hanssen first went to Mr. Meyer, you and Hanssen went down in the room together, when Smith went away, what did Hanssen state in that room. - A. He stated of various articles he had taken, silk serges, brown holland, fine cotton, cassimere, balls of twist, pounds of thread, and various quantities of sewing silks, black and coloured, which he sold to the prisoner Smith, receiving for these articles three shillings a yard for silk serge, from ten pence to a shilling a yard for brown holland, upon an average fine cottons from ten pence a yard to one shilling, thread at three shillings per pound, twist from one shilling and ten pence to two shillings per ounce.

Q. What is the value of serge. - A. From five shillings and nine pence to six shillings and six and sixpence.

SAMUEL HAMILTON . Q. On the 12th of November did you go to the house of the prisoner Smith. - A. I did, I found all these articles.

(The property produced and identified).

Court to prosecutor. Is there any piece thirty yards long. - A. No, they were taken in several pieces.

Hanssen's Defence. The confession that I made before my master was, that it should be the better for me.

Smith was not put on his defence.

HANSSEN, GUILTY , aged 20.

Of stealing to the value of thirty-nine shillings only.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

SMITH, NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-50

49. WILLIAM HANSSEN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 1st of September , thirty yards of glazed calico, value 2 l. 2 s. 2 d. the property of John Meyer and Henry Meagoe , in their dwelling house , and JOHN SMITH for feloniously receiving the same, knowing it to be stolen .

Mr. Gurney, counsel for the prosecution, declining to offer any evidence, the prisoners were

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-51

50. WILLIAM HANSSEN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 1st of September , twenty-seven yards of silk serge, value 6 l. 15 s. the property of John Meyer and Henry Meagoe , in their dwelling house , and JOHN SMITH for feloniously receiving the same, knowing it to be stolen .

Mr. Gurney, counsel for the prosecution, declining, to offer any evidence, the prisoners were

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-52

51. CHARLOTTE COOK was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 1st of December , five half guineas, two seven shilling pieces, three shillings, two sixpences, a three penny piece, and six halfpence, the monies of Robert Franklin , privily from his person .

ROBERT FRANKLIN . I keep a ham and beef shop , No. 7, Duke-street, Smithfield. On Tuesday night,

about eleven o'clock, I was coming down Holborn ; I met the prisoner.

Q. Were you perfectly sober. - A. Yes. I mean to say that I had something to drink, but I was no ways disguised in liquor; I was walking with a friend, close by his side. The prisoner said something to me, but what I cannot say. She then turned instantly round to me, catched me round the waist, and as soon as she let go of me I suspected that she had robbed me; I put my hand in my pocket, I found my money was gone; I instantly said you have robbed me. I took the rest of my money out of my pocket, to see if it was gone; I found the money was gone.

Q. How much. - A. Five half guineas, two seven shilling pieces, three shillings, two sixpences, one was a bad sixpence, a three-penny piece, and three pennyworth of halfpence, and a bill.

Q. Were they all in a purse. - A. No, they were not; the gold was in one pocket, and the halfpence in the other.

Q. How came she to take from both pockets. - A. She did. I immediately laid hold of her and charged her with robbing of me; I catched hold of her hands, because I thought she would make away with it. The constable, when I called watch, he catched hold of the other hand; we took her to the watchhouse; I asked her whether she had robbed me, the said she had not; they took the pocket from her side and found the half guineas, the seven shilling pieces, the three pennyworth of halfpence, and the bill in the pocket; she said it was hers.

Q. You had not picked her up at all - A. I will be upon my oath I had not; I do not recollect changing a word with her till I charged her with the robbery.

Q. You thought you felt her hand in your pocket, and so strong was the impression, that you put your hand into your pocket immediately. - A. I did put my hand into my pocket immediately.

WILLIAM DAY . I am a patrol of the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn. On this gentleman coming down Holborn, I heard a cry of Watch, I made way over to him as fast as I could; he said the girl had robbed him of upwards of seven pounds; he gave her in my charge. I took her by one hand and the gentleman by the other. When we came to Red-lion-street she was unwilling to go any further; she attempted to put her hand into her pocket, I heard the money rattle, I supposed she wanted to throw the money away. I took her hand out of her pocket, the constable of the night searched her at the watchhouse; the constable found the money in her pocket, she pulled off her pocket herself.

Q. Had he described the money before. - A. He described that it was upwards of seven pounds, all in half guineas and seven shilling pieces; he could not tell exactly what it was till he had looked over his pockets.

WILLIAM CHARD . Q. You were constable of the night. - A. Yes; this money (producing it) I took out of the woman's pocket, five half guineas, two seven shilling pieces, and a bill for two pounds odd, two sixpences, a three-penny piece, and three pennyworth of half pence.

Prosecutor. This is my bill, it is a bill of parcels for two hams I bought on that day, I can swear to it; likewise one shilling; the three penny piece I had in my pocket near a twelvemonth; all the money I know very well. I can swear to a remarkable piece, with RB upon it, and likewise a bent half guinea.

Prisoner's Defence. On Tuesday night I met this gentleman and another gentleman, he asked me if I could take him home to my lodgings, I told him I could not; after possession was accomplished I asked him to make me a compliment, he said he had no money, but he would see me the evening following, and then he would make me a compliment; I was greatly surprised at his not offering me a compliment; as I went from him I saw a piece of paper laying on the ground, I picked it up at the top of the street, he came up to me and said he had lost his money; I told him I had no money of his, he said he had no money; he said I had, and if I did not give it up he would take me to the watchhouse; I told him I was willing to go, for what money I had I would shew to the constable of the night. I pulled off my pocket, and gave it to the constable of the night.

Jury. We would wish to ask him whether his friend was with him the whole of the time. - A. Yes.

GUILTY , aged 18.

Of stealing, but not privately.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-53

52. MARY WESTON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 31st of October , a pocket book value 2 d. and a bank note, value 1 l. the property of Richard Rossiter , privily from his person .

RICHARD ROSSITER . I am a blacksmith , I live in James street, Bethnal Green.

Q. Where did this happen. - A. In Shoreditch . I cannot recollect the day of the month; I was coming along, the woman stopped me and asked me where I was going, I told her home; I asked her to let me have connection with her, I went up Plough-yard, I turned down with her again; I missed my pocket book and the pound note that was in it.

Q. Did you ever find your pocket book again. - A. Never.

Q. What was in it. - A. A pound note.

Q. Are you sure you did not drop it. - A. Yes, because I had my hand in my pocket when I went up the yard with her; when I came down I missed it.

Q. You stopped some time. - A. Yes, I stopped the value of five minutes, and then I missed my pocket book; I am sure I did not drop it.

Q. Were you sober. - A. No, I was a little in liquor, but I was not so much gone but what I knew what I was about.

Q. Did you know her before. - A. I never saw her before to my knowledge; I gave charge of her and took her to the watchhouse, when I found I had lost my note. The pound note was found upon her, but not the pocket book. The officer sent me out to look for the pocket book; I could not find it any where.

Q. What did you give her. - A. Three pence halfpenny.

- SWAIN. I am the constable of the night; as soon as this woman was brought in I sent one of the watchmen and the prosecutor out to look for the pocket book; I searched the woman, I found a one pound note in her pocket.

Q. Did he describe the note before you found it. - A. No; before I shewed him the note I asked him whether it was a clean note or a dirty one; he said he

thought it was a cleanish one; it turned out to be a tolerable clean note; the woman at first said it was a note that she had received from her husband for his wages, of Mr. Rhodes; however it came out afterwards that she had no husband.

Prisoner. I deny ever saying that I had a husband, I never had a husband.

Prosecutor. I cannot swear to the number nor the date of the note, I only know it by the black on the note.

Prisoner's Defence. I had been out, I met a man that I had a child by him, he gave me a pound note and five shillings; if I had taken that young man's money I should not have surrendered myself up to the watchman; I never saw his pocket book nor the pound note.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-54

53. JOHN ALLEN was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 8th of November , two guineas and two seven shilling pieces, the property of William Crow , in the dwelling house of Joseph Sparrow .

WILLIAM CROW . I am a labouring man .

Q. When did you lose your money. - A. Last Sunday three weeks; I lost it from Mr. Sparrow's where I lodged, in George-street, Whitechapel .

Q. Why do you accuse this man of taking it away. - A. Another man took it away, and Allen received it.

Q. Was Allen in company with the man who took it. A. Not then; they knocked my head and stopped my breath, I could not call out.

Q. Was Allen there when this was taken from you. - A. Yes, he was; Allen was up and counted the money by a candle.

Q. You told me just now that another man took it, and the prisoner was not present, were they both in company together. - A. Yes; they took two guineas and two seven shilling pieces from me.

Q. Were was this. - A. In the upper room, where there were five beds.

Q. How many laid in the room. - A. There were two in one bed, and two beds but one in a bed; Allen and the other man laid together that took the money.

Q. How was it. - A. They pulled my trowsers from under my head; I laid hold of the pocket, and it came off in my hand; they pulled the trowsers from me and pressed my hand and took the money from me.

- LAWRENCE. I slept in this house. On the evening of the 8th of November, the prisoner and another man came up, they laid hold of this man's trowsers; Allen pulled them from the side of the bed, and put them in again; he went down stairs and lit a pipe; when he came up again he swore that the poor old man had the money in his hand; the old man got out of bed naked, he called murder; the other man stopped his mouth with his fist; this other man had got the purse, the old man said he had five guineas when he came from the country, and when he came to London he had two guineas, four seven shilling pieces, and two or three shillings. This other man put the halfpence and the silver back into the purse; the gold he kept; he said he should have it all in the morning. They did not give it him, they went away before five o'clock.

Q. You were all in the same room together. - A. I slept there but two nights.

JOHN HIMM. About six minutes before eight o'clock, there were these two men in the room; the man that lodged along with the old man wanted to get the old man's money; the prisoner said he would give the old man his money in the morning; in the morning he quitted the room before five; instead of giving the old man his money he went away.

Q. Did you see the other man take the money away from him. - A. I saw him force it out of his hands, and then he delivered it to Allen and Allen counted it; I cannot tell what money there was, it was only a small bit of candle that lay on the floor, I only saw copper. Then Allen said whatever deficiency there was it should be delivered to him in the morning. The old man said if it was so, he would give them a glass of gin or any thing they required.

Q. Was it made good to the old man. - A. No. Mr. Sparrow got up hearing them make a noise and laughing as they went down; in the morning he asked me if any thing was amiss, I told him the old cake man had lost his money; Mr. Sparrow found two seven shilling pieces about and two shillings and sixpence in silver; the old man said he had four seven shilling pieces, he was two guineas and two seven shilling pieces short.

JOSEPH SPARROW . Q. This house of yours you let in lodgings. - A. Yes. I did not know any thing till the morning of the 9th of November; I live in the house myself. A man came down in the morning and shook the door of my apartment; in about half an hour I heard the prisoner and the other man go out, they left the door open; hearing them talk louder than common curiosity led me up stairs to know if any thing was amiss; they told me there was a robbery of the old cake man of two guineas and four seven shilling pieces; I told them it was most exceeding strange that they had not given me an alarm before; I searched the bed, I found in his purse two seven shilling pieces, about half a crown in silver, and about six pennyworth of halfpence. On Wednesday the 11th me and Mr. Griffiths apprehended the prisoner; when he was apprehended, he said he was innocent of the affair, he would go quietly with us to Lambeth-street office.

JOHN HEAD . I was in the room, I distinctly saw that this man that is not taken forced the money from the old man's left hand, and handed it over to Allen; he counted it over, and said whatever was missing he should have in the morning; apparently according to the account of the old man, he walked away in the morning, and did not give it him.

Q. to Lawrence. You saw none of this man's money. - A. Yes, I saw him take out a piece of paper wherein I saw a guinea and two seven shilling pieces; I saw it in Allen's hand after he put the silver and halfpence in the purse; the end of the candle went out; that is all I saw.

Prisoner's Defence. On the Sunday evening, I was sitting at the George drinking a pint of porter, this old man came in, he drank out of the pint, he asked me after I had the pint of porter whether I was going home, I said yes. When we came from the public house it wanted about a quarter to nine o'clock; when we came up stairs the old man was in the bed; this man went to the old man's bed he said this old man always sleeps in his trowsers; I said if Mr. Sparrow knew it he would not suffer it; after that he put on the old man's coat; I said to him take it off; I took the coat from him; I said here, father, take care of your coat;

after that he takes his pipe and goes down to the George and lighted it; immediately I went into bed he came up again with his lighted pipe; he undressed himself and went into bed to the old man; he took his trowsers off, and finding that he had the money in his hand, he wrenched it out of his hand; then he jumped out of bed directly; I catched hold of the purse, the old gentleman said their was a little purse in the big purse, the little purse fell between the sheets; I took it out and counted it out before the old man; I gave it the old man again; I said, I dare say if you have lost any thing, he will give it you again. The other two men persuaded the old man to get in bed again, there was nobody would wrong him.

GUILTY . aged 32.

Of stealing to the value of thirty-five shillings.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-55

54. MARY CROOKS , alias VINEY , was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 23d of October , in the dwelling house of Joshua Mayston , a purse value 1 d. one half guinea, a bill of exchange, value 42 l. 15 s. and five bank notes, value 1 l. each, his property .

CHARLOTTE MAYSTON . Q. What is the name of your husband. - A. Joshua Mayston , we live at No. 83, Oxford-street , in the parish of Marylebone. On the 3d of October our kitchen chimney was on fire; the prisoner came into the house under pretence of assisting us.

Mr. Gurney. Did you see her. - A. I did see her. When the fire was first discovered, I left on the dining table in the first floor back room a brown Holland purse containing five one pound notes, and a bill of exchange for forty two pounds fifteen shillings.

Court. Was it accepted. - A. Yes, drawn by Susannah Coombes , upon Kearne and Caine, accepted by Kearne and Caine; there was also in the purse half a guinea in gold and some silver. After the fire was put out, I went up stairs to look for the purse, and found it had been taken away. I went into the kitchen and asked the servant if she had seen any thing of it.

Q. Can you tell who had been in that room. - A. Nobody but me, I was there alone.

Q. Then you had seen no one in that room. - A. Not any one. I asked the servant whether she had seen any thing of my purse, in the presence of the prisoner, the prisoner was in the kitchen with the servant, she told me she had not seen any thing of it; the prisoner said she was the only stranger that had been up stairs, she would leave me her address.

Q. Had you ever seen the prisoner before. - A. I never saw her before; not suspecting her of having stolen it, she was let to go out of the house without my taking her address.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. This is Mr. Mayston's house. - A. It is.

Q. In point of fact, through the prisoner said she was the only person, were there not other persons that went up stairs. - A. There were to put out the fire; there were only the people in our house and one neighbour.

Q. You I suppose were not up stairs while they were putting out the fire. - A. I went up stairs with blankets.

Q. Did not the prisoner assist in putting out the fire. - A. The prisoner I believe carried up one pail of water to help to put it out.

JOSHUA MAYSTON . Q. You are the owner of this house. - A. Yes.

Q. Do you remember the fire. - A. Yes.

Q. Did you see the prisoner in the house. - A. I did see her, I can identify her; she was apprehended on the 4th of November.

Q. What was the day of the fire. - A. The 23d of October; on the day she was apprehended I went to the police office in Marlborough-street, there I saw the prisoner, I asked her what she had done with the bill of exchange.

Mr. Gurney. Before she said any thing to you, had not you told her she had better tell you. - A. No, I never promised her nor threatened her.

Court. In short, did you use any expressions to her to induce her to say that which otherwise she would not have said. - A. I desired her to tell the truth, and then I asked her what she had done with the bill of exchange of forty two pounds; she told me that she had given it to a Mr. Dawson of Wandsworth, but whereabouts he lived in Wandsworth she could not tell me. I then asked her how she could think of stealing the purse at a time the family were in such distress from the fire. I asked her what this purse contained, she said nothing more than the bill of exchange; I then asked her where she found this purse, in what part of the house, she said she found it on the stairs as she was coming down the stairs.

Q. Then she did not deny being in the house. - A. Not at all; she confessed that she picked up the purse, she heard it jingle; I said it is very unlikely that a purse would jingle if there was nothing in it but a bill of exchange; she then confessed that she had paid away two of the one pound notes the same day she had stolen it to her landlady. These were her words; I then asked her what she had done with the rest; she replied, that she had got drunk and lost them.

JOSEPH BAXTER. I live in Norfolk-street, Middlesex Hospital. I am a pawnbroker.

Q. Look at the prisoner at the bar, have you ever seen her before. - A. Yes, I have seen her many times before, I have known her for years, she is a married woman, her husband is a shoe maker. On the 24th of October, I think, in the morning, the prisoner at the bar, in company with another woman, were in the shop, I did not see them come in; the woman that was with the prisoner was pledging a ring; the prisoner had got a piece of paper in her hand, and she was shewing it to some of the customers that were in the shop; I asked to look at it, she gave it me, she said she supposed it was worth nothing. I told her it was worth nothing to her, I looked at it; I asked her how she came by it, she told me she found it.

Q. Did she tell you where she found it. - A. I do not recollect. I looked at it, and found it be a promissory note.

Q. You looked at it, and found what you thought a promissory note. - A. Yes.

Q. It is a bill of exchange. - A. I told her she had better take it to the acceptor, and by that means she would find the owner, and get something for her trouble; I then gave it her back again; that was on the Saturday. On the Monday following I saw it advertised, that it was stolen from a house; I thought the ring

might be stolen likewise; I took the ring that the woman that was with her pledged down to the house of the prosecutor, and the Wednesday following, on the 4th of November, the prisoner came again to the shop. I told her I must detain her till I sent for the gentleman that belonged to the bill.

Q. Did she produce the bill then. - A. No.

Q. She had not left the bill with you. - A. No, I gave it her after I had looked at it; immediately, the first time I saw it. She asked me if it was advertised; I told her I must detain her. I did not ask her what she had done with the bill, she told me she had given it to Mr. Dawson. On the Friday following, in consequence of information I had received, I went to the room where the prisoner lodged, I saw a man there, I asked him if his name was Dawson, he said it was; I told him I wanted that bill that he had of the prisoner, the prisoner was in custody; then he took it out of his pocket book; he said he would not give it me, but he would give it to her husband; the husband said he knew nothing about it, and immediately gave it to me. I produce it.

Mrs. Mayston. This is the same bill.

Q. It is a remarkable one, I am sure you cannot be mistaken. - A. No, it is the same bill, Maria Lavender paid it to me.

Q. You told me just now that it was upon the table. A. It was upon the table.

Q. Was it loose upon the table, or was it never out of the purse in your sight. - A. It was never out of the purse from the time I had it.

Q. What I wish to know is this, whether you are sure you left it in the purse on the table, or whether you saw it upon the table, or about the house at any time, out of the purse. - A. I never saw it out of the purse.

Q. Not on that day. - A. No, I did not.

Q. I think you said you never saw the prisoner before. - A. I never saw her before.

Q. You told us likewise that you did not see her in that room where the purse was. - A. I did not.

Q. But you did see the prisoner in the house that day. - A. I met her on the stairs.

Q. How far was the door of your room from her when you met her on the stairs. - A. I met her about the third stair from the house door, she was going up stairs and I was going down.

Q. Do you recollect where you went after you passed her. - A. I went into the kitchen to see after the fire; I saw her again after I missed the purse, and I saw her at the top of the house in the garret; that was two stories from the room where I left the purse.

Q. When you saw her in the garret you had missed the purse - A. I had not missed it then, I had missed the purse after the fire was put out.

Q. Where did you see her after you missed the purse. I saw her in the kitchen.

Q. Then it was in the kitchen that you asked the servant about it. - A. It was, and in her hearing; she said she was the only stranger in the house, she would leave her address.

The prisoner left her defence to her counsel, called three witnesses, who gave her a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH , aged 26.

The prisoner was recommended to his Majesty's mercy by the jury, upon account of her good character, and supposing it to be her first offence.

Mr. Barter likewise recommended the prisoner to mercy, he having enquired her character, found it to be a very good one, adding, the husband was not a good character, he had driven her to distress.

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. justice Grose.

Reference Number: t18071202-56

55. MARY WILLIS was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling house of Robert Beem , Elizabeth his wife being therein, about the hour of three in the afternoon, and feloniously stealing therein, a gown, value 16 s. a petticoat, value 16 s. and an apron, value 1 s. 6 d. the property of Lydia Taylor , spinster .

LYDIA TAYLOR . I live servant to Mr. Beem, he keeps the Flying Horse public house, Wilson-street, Finsbury-square, Shoreditch .

Q. What is the prisoner. - A. She lives up stairs in the house as a lodger. On Wednesday evening I missed my things out of my drawer in the room where I sleep.

Q. Why do you accuse her of it. - A. I had suspicion of her; my mistress and I went up stairs and accused her with taking of them; she said she had not seen them. An officer was sent for, he searched her room, and found a bit of the gown in her cloak; the gown was in an unfinished state, it was a bit that was left; we searched her pockets and found four shillings and sixpence in money upon her, and the key which she had opened the door; I had lost that key for a week. I had another key to the lock. When I fetched the children down, about nine o'clock in the morning, the things were in the room; I locked the door when I came out of the room. I am sure this is a piece of my gown.

- KASSAN. I am a pawnbroker; the gown and apron was pledged at our shop by the prisoner; I lent her six shillings on the gown and eighteen pence on the apron.

SAMUEL STONE . I am a constable. On Wednesday evening, between seven and eight o'clock, I was sent to take this woman in charge; she was very much intoxicated; she said she knew nothing of the gown. I found four shillings and sixpence in her pocket in copper, I found this key, she said it was the key of her door; I tried it, it would not go into the key hole; we pulled her cloak off and shook it; this piece of gown fell out of the cloak.

(The property produced and identified.)

Prisoner's Defence. In Bishopsgate-street I met a woman that owed me six shillings and sixpence; she changed a seven shilling piece and gave me a five shilling paper of halfpence; he found four shillings and seven pence in my pockets; I never saw the gown. She brought me the bit of gown up; there are other lodgers in the house, and as so her door it is opened morning after morning.

GUILTY , aged 35.

Of stealing the goods, but not of breaking and entering the dwelling house.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

First Middlesex jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18071202-57

56. JAMES DUDSON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 28th of October , a pewter pint pot, value 1 s. and a pewter half pint pot, value 8 d. the property

of James Lawrence .

RICHARD WENMAN . I am a painter and glazier, I live at No. 2, Marmaduke-street, St. George's in the East. On the 28th of October near two o'clock, I was in Mr. Lawrence's tap room, I saw the prisoner take one pot; then I saw him take another. The first pot he put in his pocket.

Q. Was there any body in the tap room besides you and him. - A. Yes, two people; I do not think any body sat in the same box with him; in about four or five minutes he took another pot and put it in his pocket.

Q. Did you know the man before. - A. Yes, I had often seen him in the tap room, but never to have any conversation with him.

Q. Upon seeing him take one pot and then another, what did you do. - A. Nothing; he went out of the tap room into the privy, he was there some time; he returned into the tap room again.

Q. Did you inform the people of the house or speak to him. - A. No, he got up and went into the street; I followed him till he came to an iron shop, near a quarter of a mile from the public house; I followed him into the shop; I saw him in conversation with the mistress of the shop inside of the counter, I accused him of taking Mr. Lawrence's pots; I laid hold of him and searched him, and a bricklayer I met, I asked him to go with me as a witness, to see me take the property from him; I took the half pint out of his pocket and the bricklayer took the pint out; some gentlemen came up and asked me whether I had any authority to take him; we let him go and told Mr. Lawrence of it.

Q. Whenever you see a felony committed, always take them up, you have as much right as a constable - what did the prisoner say. - A. Not a word; he went away as fast as he could.

The property produced and identified.

GUILTY , aged 68.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Reference Number: t18071202-58

57. ISAAC ELLIS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 12th of November , three quarters of a pound weight of ivory, value 3 s. and two tea caddies, value 12 s. the property of Thomas Jacques .

THOMAS JACQUES . I keep a turner's shop at No. 65, Leather lane, Holborn . The prisoner has been in my employ upwards of seven years. I can speak to the property.

GEORGE STARKE . I am a musical instrument maker, I use ivory in my business. On the 12th of November, about nine o'clock in the evening, the prisoner offered the ivory in question to me as a sample of more he had to sell; he was to furnish me with twelve if not twenty pound on the following Saturday, of the same as the sample.

Q. What day of the week was this. - A. This was the Thursday; I was sure that he had stole it by the price that he offered it at; he left the ivory with me. I delivered the same ivory over to Mr. Jacques that he offered me for a sample.

JONATHAN TROTT . I am an officer of Hatton Garden office. On the 14th of November I apprehended the prisoner at his master's house; Mr. Jacques went with me to the prisoner's lodgings at Mutton-hill; the prisoner said we were wellcome to search his lodgings. There I found several articles of turnery the master said were his.

Q. In these lodgings did you find the two tea caddies. - A. I found two duplicates, one of a tea caddy and the other is for the tea chest; I went to the pawnbroker's where they were pledged; they came down with them to the office. The prosecutor swore they were his.

WILLIAM GIBSON . I live with Mr. Page, a pawnbroker, Liquor-pond-street. I took in one tea caddy of the prisoner on the 29th of October; I lent him two shillings on it; the other my master took in. I am positive of his person.

(The property produced and identified.)

Q. to prosecutor. How much of that ivory had you in your possession. - A. About two hundred weight.

Q. What is the value of that ivory. - A. About three shillings; the tea caddies about half a guinea or twelve shillings.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in liquor at the time I took the ivory. Starke took me to the public house and made me drunk, and asked me for the ivory.

GUILTY , aged 32.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Reference Number: t18071202-59

58. JEMIMA HEAD was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 3rd of November a pair of shoes, value 3 s. a gown, value 8 s. and a petticoat, value 4 s. the property of Mary Wood , spinster .

MARY WOOD . I am a single woman, I live at 32, Compton-street , I am a servant , I was out of place at this time.

Q. Do you know the prisoner. - A. I never saw her before the 3rd of November, about ten in the morning. I left her in the room with the person that I lodged with, her name was Johnson; I went out to see after a place, I returned about twelve at noon to the room.

Q. Did you find any body in the room when you returned. - A. Nobody but Mrs. Johnson's children; the oldest of them is between seven and eight.

Q. Had you seen your gown, shoes, and petticoat shortly before you left the room. - A. Yes, I left them in my box; I had seen them shortly before I left the room.

Q. When you returned between twelve and one, did you look into your box to see if they were safe. - A. Yes, directly I returned I found a pair of shoes missing, a gown, and petticoat; Mrs. Johnson was gone out to seek after the girl when I returned. I saw the things and the prisoner on the 7th of November at Hatton Garden office.

ESTHER JOHNSON . Q. We understand the prisoner had asked to stay with you in your room. - A. Yes, I left Jemima Head in my room, she worked for the woman in the two pair of stairs in making soldiers' clothes ; I left the prisoner in my room after Mary Wood was gone; it was about half after eleven when I went out of the room, I was not gone above ten minutes; on my return I saw the prisoner at the door, she had something in her apron, I knew she had nothing to take away of her own; she went back into the yard and shut the yard door after her; I went up immediately to my own room, I missed my things directly; I went down Holborn after the prisoner as fast as I could, I could

not see her; on the 7th of November I saw the prisoner and the things at the office.

ROBERT STANTON . I am a police officer of Hatton Garden. On the 7th of September I apprehended the prisoner at the bar near Bagnigge Wells, at her father's house. I charged her with the offence; at first she strongly denied it. I told her I had but very little doubt but what she had taken the things; she at last burst out in tears, and said I have; she said her father had got the duplicates. I took the father in custody; he delivered the duplicates up to me before the magistrate. The shoes I found in a box at her father's; she said she did it in distress, she said her father took them away from her, and said how could she do such a thing. The whole family seemed to be in the greatest distress.

THOMAS NICHODLS. I am servant to Mr. Reeves, pawnbroker, Red-cross-street. I produce a gown, I took it in myself on the 3d of November. I cannot recollect who pawned it.

- DICKENS. I was servant to Mr. Hill at that time, in Turnmill-street, a pawnbroker.

Q. Have you got the petticoat there. - A. Yes, I took it in myself; I do not know who pawned it.

(The property produced and identified.)

GUILTY , aged 16.

Fined One Shilling and discharged .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Reference Number: t18071202-60

59. LAWRENCE DEULY was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 2d of November , three gowns, value 40 s. two petticoats, value 5 s. three pair of stockings, value 7 s. and one paper box, value 2 d. the property of John Penfold .

JOHN PENFOLD . I am an errand-cart carter . I lost a paper box from my cart on the 2nd of November, between one and two o'clock, my cart was standing at the Opera tap in the Haymarket ; I had seen the paper box not a quarter of an hour before; I stopped there to bait the horse; I received it safe from my own house in the cart. Moels the witness brought the prisoner into the Opera tap, he said, countryman, who owns this box, I said that box belongs to my cart; it was directed to Elizabeth Roberts , at Mr. Fox's, Brunswick square; I brought it from Beckenham; that box was taken from the cart; it never has been opened; they demanded five pounds if I did not produce the property. I have never seen what was in it.

THOMAS MOELS . I am a scavenger's man. I was at work in the Haymarket. On the 2nd of November, between one and two, I saw the prisoner at the bar in the Haymarket, and a young man with him; I noticed him and the young man being about St. Martin's parish and in Drury-lane.

Q. Did you know Penfold's errand cart. - A. I had seen it against the Opera house tap.

Q. Did you see the prisoner do any thing to the cart. - A. A young man that was with him took the band box out of the cart and delivered it to the prisoner; as soon as I saw that I left my cart and seized the prisoner directly with the property upon him.

Q. You did very properly indeed - what became of the young man. - A. He ran away.

Q. Were they both together when you laid hold of the prisoner. - A. No, the young man might be twenty yards from the prisoner; I seized the prisoner by the collar, I says that is not your property, come along with me; he said I shall not run away; I said I will take care you shall not; I took him into the Opera tap, and asked who owned the property.

Q. Then you found an owner for the box. - A. Yes, I held the prisoner till the officer came; the box was delivered into the bar of the Opera tap. (The box produced.)

Q. Is that the same box that you took from the prisoner. - A. Yes.

(The property produced and identified.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was hired to carry it into some street at the Opera tap door, into Suffolk-street; I said to the young man that hired me, I was willing to carry it any where; he went up to the cart and gave it me; he had a smock frock on, I did not know him from Adam. When I saw the people were running, I did not attempt to run away, I was looking to see where they were running to. I did not know but what the man that gave me the parcel belonged to the cart.

GUILTY , aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Reference Number: t18071202-61

60. MARY M'LANE was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 27th of June , two sheets, value 5 s. a feather bed, value 1 l. a bolster, value 2 s. a blanket, value 1 s. a rug, value 1 s. two chairs, value 2 s. a wooden pail, value 1 s. an iron pail, value 1 s. a tea kettle, value 1 s. and a saucepan, value 6 d. the property of Peter Tatterson , in a lodging room .

MRS. TATTERSON. Q. Do you know the prisoner. A. Yes, I let the lodgings to her; the house is in Frying Pan-alley, Spital Fields ; she was alone when she took the lodgings.

Q. Did she relate herself as a single woman. - A. No. I let the lodgings to her on the 4th of November, and she quitted it on the 27th of June; it went at three shillings and sixpence a week; it was a furnished lodging.

Q. Had she the use of a pair of sheets, a feather bed, bolster, and two chairs. - A. Yes.

Q. Had she a wooden pail and an iron pail. - A. No, it was a wooden pail with iron hoops; she had also a tea kettle and a saucepan; all these things she had for her use in her lodgings.

Q. Did she pay you the rent. - A. Yes, very well for a considerable time; she owed me about nine shillings when she went away. The last week we could not get into the room, we were afraid they were doing something they should not; my husband went up to her room about nine o'clock on the 27th of June, the daughter asked if it was her mother; he got in the room and I went in after him; we looked about the room, we perceived the things were gone; we got possession of the key. We saw the woman no more till she was taken up; we have only found one sheet.

Q. Who lived in the lodging with her. - A. Her daughter; there was a man there, I should not know him if I was to see him.

JOHN PRICE. I am a pawnbroker, Wentworth-street. On the 8th of June last we had a sheet pledged in the name of Mary M'Lane for half a crown. I have no recollection of her person.

(The property produced and identified.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never pawned any thing but that one sheet; my husband offered to pledge the

things; I told him he had better not. I pawned the sheet for half a crown and brought my husband the money; I was married in the year eighty-one; the tea kettle was not worth twopence, it run; when the things were taken away, my husband told me he would fetch them back.

GUILTY , aged 44.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Reference Number: t18071202-62

61. JAMES RICKETTS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 23d of November , fourteen pounds weight of lead, value 2 s. the property of the governor of the Charter house , affixed to a certain building called the Charter house , and

Five other counts for like offence, only varying the manner of charging them.

The case was stated by Mr. Knapp.

WILLIAM ARCHER DIXON . Q. You I believe are the mansell. - A. Yes.

Q. Did you go to a room over the Charter house building over Dr. Fisher's house. - A. I did, I went on that roof; when I got to that roof a slater met me, I observed that lead was taken from two different parts on Dr. Fisher's house; from information I went to the prisoner, he was in the hall of the Charter house; I desired him to follow me, he followed me up to the roof. I told him he had taken some lead, as we were going up stairs; he told me he had not; I charged him a second time, he still denied it; I told him a person saw him, he said who; I think, I said the slater; after a short space of time, he said he had taken the lead; he went with me, and shewed me where he had deposited it, he went to Mr. Barber's water-closet. In that water-closet is another closet; there he said was the lead; he attempted to pull it out but could not conveniently, it was rather dark at that time; I said let it remain; I took him to Dr. Fisher, he was afterwards given in charge of a constable; when the constable came I went with him to the same spot the prisoner had pointed out; there I saw the lead.

Q. What quantity was there. - A. About twenty eight pound; the constable afterwards fitted it in my presence to the place where it was taken from; it corresponded nail for nail.

Court. Was it taken from that part of the Charter house in which Dr. Fisher lives. - A. Yes.

Q. Who is Mr. Barber. - A. The receiver of the hospital. Mr. Barber's house adjoins Dr. Fisher's.

Q. Do you know the young man at the bar. - A. Yes, he is a son of a respectable tradesman in the neighbourhood, a plumber.

Cross-examined by Mr. Bolland. I believe you know he is a young man of good character. - A. No doubt of it.

Court. Was this lead jagged at the edges. - A. Yes, as if it had been ripped up from nails.

Q. Had the prisoner any business on the premises. - A.None in the least; there were other workmen. they were slating and tiling; there was no plumbing at all.

Q. How lately before had any lead been stolen from the Charter house. - A. Not long before.

- TRIGGRY. - . Mr. Knapp. You are a slater. A. Yes.

Q.Were you employed on the 23d of November, about the Charter house, as a slater. - A. Yes, I was employed to slate the roof.

Q. Do you know the prisoner. - A. Yes, I saw him upon the roof of Dr. Fisher's house, he was measuring a pane of glass by a sky-light; I saw some lead laying in the gutter very close to him, rolled up; I acquainted the bricklayer's labourer of it; he went down and acquainted Mr. Dixon. When I saw him on the sky light I went into another gutter to get some slate. I was gone away half an hour; when I returned he was gone and the lead. I did not see him go away nor the lead.

- MARTIN. Q. You are servant to Mr. Barber. - A. Yes, he is the receiver of the Charter house.

Q. Do you remember in the course of that day we have been speaking of, the prisoner applying to you to go through the house and up the trap door. - A. Yes, about half past two on the 23rd of November, he said he wanted to go to the top of Mr. Stewart's house. Dr. Fisher's house is between Mr. Stewart's and Mr. Barber's. I gave him leave; he said he was going to do something upon Mr. Stewart's house, he did not say what; they had lost the key of their trap door.

Q. Do you remember Mr. Dixon coming to your house to enquire for the prisoner. - A. Yes; the prisoner was at the top of the house at that time. Mr. Dixon went and could not see the prisoner; Mr. Dixon went up the second time, and then the prisoner came down; I asked the prisoner whether he had seen Mr. Dixon, he said he had not; he had been up stairs about half an hour.

JOHN GREAVES . - Mr. Knapp. You are servant to Mr. Stewart. - A. I am.

Q. Was there any plumber's work to be done at your house at this time. - A. No.

Q. Was the key of the trap door lost. - A. No.

Prisoner's Defence. On Monday afternoon the 23rd of November. I was going through Charter house-square, a man asked me if I was going to the Charter house, he said there wanted some repairs at Mr. Stewart's house on the leads, but I could not get out there, there was no trap door at all, and the windows had bars across them. I went to Mr. Barber's through their trap door, I found the lead laying in the gutter, I doubled it together and put it in Mr. Barber's house; I was going home, the young woman said Mr. Dixon had been looking for me, she asked me if I had seen him, I told her no; I waited at the door till I saw Mr. Dixon, then he told me what had happened; he accused me of taking it away.

Court. Produce the lead (the lead produced); what is the value of the lead that was applied to Dr. Fisher's. - Mr. Banner. There is about fourteen pounds; it is worth about eighteen pence.

GUILTY , aged 23.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Reference Number: t18071202-63

62. WILLIAM TUCKER was indicted for that he having a commission of bankruptcy duty awarded against him, feloniously did neglect and did not submit to be examined before the commissioners, or the major part of them, on the 18th of August ; and

Two other counts for like offence, only varying the

manner of charging them.

The indictment read by Mr. Courtney, and case stated by Mr. Gurney.

PHILIP MOUNT . - Mr. Alley. In what way of life are you. - A. I am an accomptant.

Q. Were you ever in the employment of the prisoner. - A. Yes, as clerk to him. He was a serge manufacturer and dealer in wool in David's lane, Exeter, and in Cornhill, London, under the firm of Tucker and co. merchants.

Q. When you say Tucker and co; were there any other persons with him. - A. None, nor had he any other partner at Exeter; I was with him five years.

Q. Had you an opportunity of examining his books since the time of his bankruptcy. - A. Yes.

ANDREW SELLON . Q. I believe you reside at Honiton in Devonshire. - A. I do

Q. You knew the prisoner, I believe, for a length of time - A. Yes, he carried on a serge manufactory. On the 13th of March this year I saw Mr. Tucker at Mrs. Crouch's at Exeter, between ten and eleven o'clock. I was there, the prisoner sent for me.

Q. What distance may Mrs. Crouch's be from the prisoner's house. - A. I suppose a mile.

Q. Was the name of Greenway mentioned by the prisoner while you was there. - A. Yes, he said he had received a letter from his brother Jonathan in London, saying that he had seen circular letters from Greenway begging for time; he said it would be impossible for him to go on, that he, Mr. Tucker, must stop.

Q. Did he say any thing to you about any person being about to look after him there. - A. He looked at the window frequently and pointed out from the window several persons whom he called bailiffs.

Q. Was there any thing said by him or you on the subject of an arrest. - A. Not on that day; on the 20th of the same month there was, at Wellington; in Somersett, he sent to me to come to Wellington; when I saw Mr. Tucker at Wellington, I asked him what made him go away in that sort of a way, I told him he was very muck talked of; he then said, that d - nd rascal Hutchins thought to have arrested him in the castle yard. Mr. Winter and myself advised him to go to Honiton, to transfer some collateral securities he had at the house of Messrs Smith, Brookes, and co. which he had in contemplation some time; he replied that he should be liable to be arrested at Honiton. I replied, not if his friends knew he was to be there. We all went to Honiton that evening, they transferred the security; we went to the Golden Lion inn; the security I understood was executed in London.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. Do you know Mrs. Crouch. - A. Very well.

Q. Mrs. Crouch and the prisoner lived familiar together. - A. I understood so; I believe those that knew any thing about him understood it to be so.

EDWARD BUTT. - Mr. Gurney. I believe you are clerk to Messrs Rego, Battey and Pilgrim, what are their names. - A. Charles Henry Rego , Charles Battey , and Thomas Pilgrim ; they are brokers living in London.

Q. Were you their clerk in the month of March last. - A. I was.

Q. On the 1st of April last, had they had some months before dealings with Mr. Tucker. - A. They had. On the 1st of April Mr. Tucker was indebted to them upwards of eight hundred pounds.

Cross-examined by Mr. Lawes. Have you the bills here. A. Yes. (producing them.)

Q. They are bills to the amount of several thousand pounds. - A. Yes, but the balance is eight hundred pounds eighteen shillings and three pence.

Court. They are bills that Tucker drew upon your house from time to time. - A. Yes, that is the account I made out; it has been proved under the commission, and that is the balance due. (The commission read.)

[Dated 4th of April; Grislin Wilson, Archibald Elijah Impey, Montague Farrer Ainslie and William Villiers Sertes , names of the commissioners.]

ANDREW LOVELL SAVELL. - Mr. Gurney. I believe you are the attorney now under this commission. - A. I am; these are the proceedings under the commission; I received them from Mr. Collins and Waller.

JAMES COLLINS . Q. You and your partner Mr. Waller, were the solicitors who sued out the commission; did you deliver over to Mr. Savell the proceedings under the commission. - A. I did.

Q. to Savell. These are the proceedings you received from Mr. Collins and Waller with the additions since. A. They are.

Q. to Mr. Wilson, Impey, Ainslie, and Sertes. Is this your name and hand writing. - A. It is.

[The qualification of the commissioners read in court; and the declaration of the bankruptcy of William Tucker , to surrender on the 14th of April, instant, on the 21st of the said month and on the 16th of May, at Guildhall.]

GEORGE WALLER. - Mr. Courtney. You are in partnership with Mr. Collins; were you attending on the 21st of April. - A. No, I was not at Guildhall on that day.

Q. to Wilson. Do you recollect whether you was at Guildhall on the 21st of April. - A. I recollect that I was at Guildhall, by seeing that John Hutchins proved a debt on that day.

Q. Was Mr. Tucker there that day. - A. I think he was.

Mr. Sertes. I was at Mr. Impey's house in the evening, it was executed at Mr. Impey's house.

Q. Do you happen to know how it occurred that there was no memorandum of that day. - A. I do not.

Q. Was Mr. Tucker there. - A. He was.

Mr. Gurney. Now we come to the order of the lord chancellor for enlarging the time.

Q. to Elley. Is that the lord chancellor's seal. - A. It is.

Q. to Waller. Were you present on the forty-second day. - A. No, that was the third meeting; I was present at the fourth meeting; the 16th of May was the forty-second day. (The order read for an enlargement of twenty-eight days, from the 16th of May till the 13th of June.)

Mr. Gurney. He was to surrender from time to time, and surrender he did not, only upon the 16th of May, but he surrendered upon the twenty-eight day afterwards; but on the 18th of August he did not surrender, he did not submit to be examined, but made wilfull default. (The notice of the 16th of June read, wherein the bankrupt was required to surrender himself on the 4th of July.)

[Guildhall 4th of July, 1807; Memorandum, being the day appointed for William Tucker to surrender himself and make a full discovery of his estate and effects, and finish his examination, before Griffin Wilson , Archibald

Elijah Impey and Montague Farrer Ainslie, being the major part of the commissioners in place above mentioned; at which time the said bankrupt appeared and surrendered himself, and was examined by us touching his estate and effects; but the said bankrupt not being able to answer all such questions as were put to him touching his estate and effects, without a further investigation of his books and papers, we the commissioners there at the request of all the creditors present, do further adjourn the bankrupt's last examination untill the 18th day of August next, in the forenoon.]

Court. The 18th of August that is the last adjourned day. - A. Yes.

Q. Is there no memorandum. - A. That has been stolen away.

Mr. Gurney to Savell. After the choice of assignees in this commission, you were appointed solicitor. - A. I was.

Q. Did you attend the subsequent meetings. - A. All, except part of the meeting of the 13th of June, and on the 14th of July I was only there part of the time.

HENRY PAGE . Q. You are a messenger to bankrupts. - A. I am.

Q. Do you remember attending the commissioners on the 4th of July. - A. I do; the bankrupt attended. I was present on the examination of the bankrupt; the commissioners were not satisfied with the account given, they told him to be cautious, as he was upon his adjourned examination. The bankrupt wished for further time, upon account of the commissioners cautioning him he would be committed to Newgate if he did not give a better account.

Q. Did you attend at the meeting on the 18th of August. - A. I did.

Q. Who were the commissioners that attended. - Mr. Impey, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Sertes.

Q. Did the bankrupt appear. - A. He did not.

Q. How long did the commissioners wait for him. - A. Till two o'clock in the afternoon.

Q. That was two hours beyond his time. - A. Yes. He was then proclaimed in the usual form.

Q. Did you continue to attend at Guildhall the whole of the day. - A. I continued from half after ten in the forenoon, till past midnight, at Guildhall; if I was absent for five minutes I left Mr. Hindmarsh, clerk of Mr. Savell, there.

Q. Did the bankrupt come during the whole of that time. - A. He did not. The proclamation was made at half after two o'clock. The commissioners signed a memorandum of non attendance before they went.

Q. to Savell. On the evening of the 17th of August did the prisoner come to your house. - A. He did.

Q. In the interval between the 4th of July and the 18th of August, had the prisoner access to his books and papers in the presence of your clerk, and occasionally in your presence. - A. Two or three times.

Q. What was the name of your clerk. - A. James Hegan .

Q. On the 17th of August the prisoner came to your house. - A. On the evening of the 17th of August, upon my return in the evening, I found the prisoner at my house; he informed me he understood I had received some instructions from the country, and these instructions were to hang him, if possible. I told him I was not aware how he could be in possession of any instructions which I had received, but that I should pursue those instructions I had received, not telling him what they were. He then said he had a family, and he hoped some mercy would be shewn him. I told him to entitle himself to mercy, he must do what was correct. I then asked him for some bills of exchange which he had taken from Hegan, one of my clerks; he said that the bills of exchange were destroyed. I told him I should expect he would bring these bills of exchange to his commissioners on the following day; he said he could not bring the bills, because they were burnt, but that he should attend his commissioners, and endeavour to finish his examination. He went away soon after. I told him if he did not attend he would be proclaimed as a selon, and that he would be liable to suffer death.

Q. You have spoke of some bills he had from Hegan, your clerk, had he access to the proceedings. - A. Undoubtedly.

Q. Were you present on the 18th of August when the commissioners met. - A. I was, I remained there about half an hour after the commissioners left. I staid till between two and three o'clock.

Q. We have been told that the commissioners signed a memorandum of his default. - A. They did, I signed it, I was the subscribing witness; the memorandum was written by my clerk Hegan. On the 19th I went before the lord mayor, I was obliged to take the memorandum in order to obtain the warrant to take the prisoner; I left the memorandum at the lord mayor's for my clerk Hindmarsh to bring it back again when the warrant was granted. I have never seen it afterwards.

HENRY HINDMARSH . - Mr. Gurney. Were you present at the meeting on the 18th of August. - A. Part of the time. I was present there from eight o'clock till twelve at night.

Q. When Page was absent was you there. - A. Yes.

Q. Do you remember fetching the memorandums from the lord mayor. - A. I do, I put it in my pocket with the warrant; when I came home I put it in the bag, with the rest of the papers, in the office. I have looked for it every where that I can think of; I could not find it; there was a hole in the bag, it fell out once; I picked it up and put it in the bag again.

Q. Have you within this day served a notice upon the prisoner. - A. I have. (The notice read.)

[The King against William Tucker . - Take notice, that you are hereby required to produce a certain summons, bearing date the 4th of April 1807. Given under the hands of Griffin Wilson , Archibald Elijah Impey , and William Villiers Sertes , esquires.] - (The summons read.)

Q. to Page. Do you remember that summons being signed by the commissioners. - A. Yes.

Q. Do you remember the prisoner producing that summons. - A. When he first came up he produced a summons, by virtue of which he attended.

Q. Did the commissioners put an endorsement on the back of that summons. - A. Yes.

Mr. Lawes. You saw a paper in the possession of the prisoner. - A. Yes, I saw it in the usual way, in his hand.

Q. Not reading it, you cannot speak accurately to its contents. - A. It certainly was the regular summons, or the commissioners would not have signed it. I have no doubt but it was the original summons.

Q. Do you know, in point of fact, whether it was

or was not. - A. I do not; I saw it on the first meeting.

Mr. Gurney to Savell. Do you remember the prisoner bringing his summons or his protection. - A. At one of the meetings I asked the bankrupt whether he had his protection; he said he had it endorsed upon his summons, but what summons it was I do not know, I did not see it.

Mr. Lawes. Have you yourself made any search for the bankrupt's summons. - A. No.

Q. Have you made any search for the warrant on the 18th of August. - A. I have. On the bankrupt being taken up I looked in the proceedings, I found that memorandum was gone. I have searched almost every paper in my office, every drawer, and every closet, and I have not been able to find it.

Q. You were present at the time of the last examination on the 18th of August. - A. I was.

Q. Do you know this unfortunate man at the bar. - A. I do, I have known him for many years, his brother married a sister in law of mine.

Q. You are solicitor now under this commission, and solicitor in this prosecution against your relation. - A. I am, if he be a relation at all; if I had known that he had been such a man I would have had nothing to do with it. I do not consider myself any relation.

Q. I think not by your manner; there was a number of bills of exchange out of the bankrupts. - A. As solicitor to the commission I had bills to the amount of a thousand or fifteen hundred pounds. In my absence from town I understood that the bills were given to him for the purpose of his giving them to me when I came to town.

Q. Was there a number of bills out, did you know of their being forged. - A. I have heard there were forged bills, but I never saw any.

Q. Was there not an imputation that he had defrauded bills. - A. No, but that he had defrauded the revenue. I have not heard that they were forged bills.

Q. Which of the clerks was it that you gave the instructions to, that if this man appeared he certainly would be taken up for the forgery. - A. I never did.

Q. Do not you know that your clerk told this man that if he did appear the officers were waiting, and he would be taken up for forgery. - A. I never heard such a thing until after he was in custody. The prisoner himself, when he was before the magistrate at Bow-street, said he had been advised by one of my clerks to absent himself.

Q. Was he at Guildhall on the 18th. - A. I did not see him there, I was not there the whole day.

Q. You had not given any directions to your clerks on this subject. - A. I did not.

Mr. Gurney. In point of fact had you any order to apprehend him for a forgery. - A. No.

Q. In conversation with him the night before, had you hinted to him that he would be apprehended for a forgery. - A. I told him he conducted himself very ill. He said, if a man put a knife to his throat, he had a right to take it away. There was a charge against him about the stamps.

HINRY HINDMARSH. Q. You are clerk to Mr. Savell, the solicitor to the commission. - A. I am.

Q. Do you remember seeing the prisoner on the evening previous to the 18th of August. - A. Yes.

Q. Do you recollect seeing him on the morning of the 18th. - A. No, I was there with Mr. Savell.

Q. Did not you tell the defendant that it was better for him not to appear on the subsequent day. - A. I did not.

Q. Did you tell him there were persons there for the purpose of arresting him if he went there. - A. I did not. On the 18th at Guildhall yard I saw Jonathan Tucker , the prisoner's brother, and I saw Mrs. Crouch; she asked me if Mr. Mount was there, and if there were any more bills.

Q. I do not understand you what you mean by bills. - A. Bills out, by which a man might get arrested. I did not deny that there were no more bills out; he was told of it the day before.

Q. In point of fact, the prisoner had some reason to believe his conduct would be enquired into respecting some bills. - A. I dare say he did.

Mr. Gleed. Did not you say if he did come, he would be taken up. - A. No. Hegan was in the coach; he said all the way along, if I was to see Mr. Tucker now I would tell him not to come.

Q. Did Hegan communicate his opinion in your presence that he had better not come. - A. Not in my presence.

WILLIAM ADKINS . I am an officer of Bow-street. On the 30th of October, between five and six o'clock in the morning, I went to the house of Mrs. Churchill, Maize Hill, Greenwich; they were not up, I knocked at the door and Mrs. Churchill came; I told her I was an officer, I was come to apprehend a man that lodged with her; I asked her what room he slept in, she said the first floor; I went up to the first floor, I knocked at the door, Mrs. Crouch asked who was there, I told her I was an officer, I was come to apprehend the person that was in that room; I desired her to open the door, she said she would not; I forced the door open and went in; I saw the prisoner at the bar, I told him he was my prisoner, he must go with me; he asked me what I should have for taking him; I said it was nothing to him, he must dress himself and go with me. I then desired him to walk in the sitting room.

Mr. Alley. Did he tell you on what day he came to Maize Hill. - A. On the day he was to meet the commissioners.

Mr. Knapp to Wilson. Is that a summons. - A. Yes sir, it is a summons signed by me G. Wilson, A. E. Impey, M. F. Ainslie and W. V. Sertes, dated 4th of April.

Mr. Gurney. It is one eight hundred and seven, the word thousand is left out.

Mr. Lawes. This no is notice, identifying any thing upon this record, it does not identify this commission.

Court. The gentlemen for the prosecution have failed to prove the circumstances charged in the indictment.

NOT GUILTY .

London jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18071202-64

63. LAWRENCE SMITH was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 25th of October , three boots, value 30 s. the property of Henry Moggeridge .

HENRY MOGGERIDGE . I am a boot-maker , No. 101 Fleet-street .

Q. Did you lose three boots on the 25th of October. A. On that night a number of boots were unfortunately lost. I was burnt out that night.

Q. When did you see these boots again. - A.About.

a fortnight ago, when I was sent for to Hatton Garden.

THOMAS BAYLISS . I am a constable. I searched the prisoner's apartment upon another occasion, on the 5th of November; I found these three boots under the prisoner's bed; the prisoner was in prison at the time I searched the lodgings; he said that he lodged there, and he told me it was his bed. I knew them to be Mr. Moggridge's; there is the name in full length, except in one boot the name is scratched out.

JAMES EVANS . I am a watchman. On the 5th of November we were called in upon another service; after we had taken the prisoner and the other people that were in the room to prison, I went back with Mr. Bayliss and found the boots. The prisoner first told me that he picked them up in the street on the morning the fire was; afterwards he told me they were given to him by a man from a window of a house where the fire was.

(The property produced and identified.)

Prisoner's Defence. The gentleman owned that he handed a great many pair of boots out into the street.

Prosecutor. I did not touch a boot. There were most likely a great number of friends that assisted.

PATRICK M'CONNER. He said he brought them from the fire, they were handed to him there to keep for the owner.

THOMAS DALEY. I lodged in the same room. Smith brought the boots in he said he had them from a man in Fleet-street at the time of the fire; he desired that if any body called for them at his lodgings to give them the boots.

Q. Was it the day the fire happened that he brought the boots. - A. No, it was not; he was only five nights there.

M'Conner. It was the day week after the fire.

GUILTY , aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

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64. JOHN SIMONS was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 26th of November , fifty candles, value 4 s. the property of Peter Cloney .

MARY CLONEY . I am the wife of Peter Cloney , he is a publican , he keeps the Red Lion, Great Windmill street ; we lost the candles on the 26th of November, ten minutes before two in the afternoon; they were kept in a closet in the parlour.

Q. Do you know the prisoner. - A. I know he was in the parlour; I saw him go into the parlour, he called for nothing; I saw him go out again; directly after he went away, I went into the parlour; I missed a quantity of candles.

Q. How long before you saw him go into the parlour, had you seen the candles safe. - A. They were safe at twelve o'clock.

Q. Do you know this man to be the man that came in your house. - A. I did not see his face when he was going in; I saw his face when he was coming out; I am positive sure he is the man. There was nobody else in the parlour; he was brought back in two minutes.

THOMAS CLONEY . I am the son of Peter Cloney , when the alarm was given, I followed the prisoner; I was told that he had a black coat on, and a bundle under his arm, he had turned up Crown court; I overtook him, and laid hold of him, he had the candles under his arm in a bundle; I told him what I took him for; he said they were his candles, he had brought them at a shop; he was brought back to the house and afterwards taken to Mrrlborough-street office; when he was taken he said he had bought about five pound; there were about six pound in that parcel.

ANN CLONEY . Q. Are you the daughter of Peter and Mary Cloney . - A. Yes; between one and two o-clock I saw the prisoner standing at my father's street door, I saw the prisoner go towards the tap room, he turned back and went into the parlour with something white in his hand not a bundle; in about ten minutes after he came out with a bundle under his arm; I called to my mother instantly, I had heard my mother say that she lost things before; I knew that he did not call for any liquor. He went out. I went to the door and looked after him, he went towards Crown court.

Q. Your mother then went into the parlour to see if any thing was missing. - A. Yes. He was brought back, he had candles in the bundle. I am confident he had no bundle when he came in, only something white in his hand.

- WARREN. I am an officer of Marlborough-street. On the 26th of November, about two o'clock, I was going to dinner in Carnaby-street, I met Mr. Cloney he had hold of the prisoner by the collar, he delivered him over to me and charged him with stealing of candles. The prisoner said he was innocent.

The property produced and identified.

Prosecutrix. There are such sort of candles as I had in my closet; I have brought some of the same kind.

Prisoner. The cloth and candles belong to me; I have got a witness here.

Q. to prosecutrix. You saw the quantity of candles brought back by the prisoner, did they correspond with the quantity that you expected to be in the box, so far as your eye could judge. - A. Yes.

HUGH GILLEN . - Mr. Barry. What are you. - A. I am a tide waiter at the custom house.

Q. Do you know the prisoner. - A. Yes, he kept an eating house No, 28, Marybone-lane; I live in Shoemaker-row, Doctors Commons.

Q. When this charge was made he was removing his goods to a sister-in-law of his. - A. Yes; I assisted him in removing his goods.

Q. Did you see at the time of his moving any candles. - A. I did; I suppose there might be two or three pound.

Court. What time was he moving. - A. The best part of two days.

Q. Was he taken up on the days he was moving. - A. No, he was not.

Q. Then of course it cannot allude to this transaction; was it a day or two before he was taken up. - A. I think it was.

Prisoner's Defence. I kept an eating house in Marybone-lane; through breaking my leg, and upon account of letting the house, I was obliged to move; I moved some of my things to my sister-in-law, among which were some candles; my sister in law lives near Mr. Cloney; and my taking of lodgings I had occasion to take some candles. I had told an acquaintance that I should be at Mr. Cloney's; I went to my sister's, I brought them candles; Mrs. Cloney says they belong to her. They do not belong to her. I went into the

parlour; finding that my friend was not in the parlour I went into the tap; not being satisfied I went backwards, and finding that he was not in the house, I didnot call for any thing to drink; I went out; I was pursued by these people, who brought me back to the house they insisted upon them candles, I insisted upon not giving them up.

Jury to prosecutor. Prior to the candles in question, had you missed any out of the box. - A. Yes, eight days before; him and the other man was in the house on that day.

GUILTY , aged 36.

Confined Six Months in the House of Correction , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

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65. WILLIAM WILLIAMS , alias THOMAS TYSON , was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 1st of December , seventeen yards of dowlas cloth, value 25 s. the property of John Willshaw .

ANN WILLSHAW . I am the wife of John Willshaw , he is a haberdasher and hosier , in Shoreditch .

Q. Were you in the shop at the time this dowlas was taken away. - A. Yes, the dowlas was kept in the window.

Q. Did you see it taken. - A. Yes; about five o'clock the prisoner came with two other boys, and asked for a pair of gloves, one came with him and the other staid at the door; I shewed him some, he said they were too little, and the boy that was with him, called him by his christian name, he said chuse them large enough. There was nobody serving in the shop besides me; the boy that was with him seemed to press to the window where the dowlas was laying; I kept on this side of the counter, in order to guard the window.

Q. Did you suspect that they were about something of this kind. - A. I did, when he said choose them large enough; I handed the prisoner another sort of gloves; while I was doing that, the second boy put his hand behind my back, and snatched the cloth from the window; I saw it, I had not power to stop him, he ran immediately off. I detained the prisoner on suspicion of being an accomplice; I cried stop thief, my lodger was in the parlour; he pursued the other, he could not catch him; my cloth was lost, I have never seen it since.

Q. When you stopped this boy, did he offer to stir from the place. - A. No.

Q. What became of the boy who stood at the door. - A. He ran off with the other. This boy wanted to pay for his gloves and go, he had fixed on a pair; he was searched at the office before the magistrate, he had money enough to pay for them.

Q. What was the value of this seventeen yards of dowlas. - A. Twenty five shillings. The prisoner denied knowing the other boy; the other boy calling him by his christian name, that is the reason I detained him. They knocked at the door and all three came in company together to the door.

Q. When he called him by his christian name, did he seem to be familiar to him. - A. Entirely so.

Q. Had you ever seen this boy before. - A. I never did; at the office he gave his name William Williams ; they found it was Thomas Tyson .

Prisoner's Defence. I was waiting for my change when the lad came in, I was then going out; the lad first asked for a pair of stockings, he said I had better have larger gloves; I looked round, I did not know him. I never saw him before.

Prosecutrix. It is wrong.

Q. What age did the lad appear to be that was with him. - A. He might be twelve, and the lad at the door was still younger.

The prisoner called five witnesses, who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 13.

Judgment respited.

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Reference Number: t18071202-67

66. THOMAS NOXON was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 1st of December , a guinea , the property of John Brewman .

JOHN BREWMAN . I live at Great Ealing, Middlesex . I am a carpenter . On the 1st of December I lost a guinea.

Q. Do you know the prisoner. - A. Yes, he is a labouring man , he lodged in the same room with me at John Beale 's.

Q. What induced you to charge him with stealing your guinea. - A. I lost one, and he spent more money than he used to do. I lost my guinea out of my pocket book, I kept my pocket book in the till of my box; I marked the guinea, as I had missed some guineas before; drilled a hole in the D, on the head side of the guinea; the lock of my box must have been picked, to get the guinea. I found the guinea at Mrs. Chase's.

Q. How many lodges in the house. - A. There were four or five lodgers in the house.

MARGARET CHASE . I keep a public house, the Horse and Groom, Great Ealing.

Q. Have you got this guinea which Brewman said he lost. - A. Yes, I gave the man at the bar charge for the guinea; I am sure I had it of him on Tuesday evening last. On the next day Brewman enquired if I had changed a guinea, I told him I had, and I could fortunately shew it him. This is the guinea.

Prosecutor. It is my guinea, it has the mark I made on it.

JOHN BEALE . I am a carpenter, I live at Great Ealing, I keep the house that Brewman and Noxon lodged in; Noxon left my lodging on Wednesday or Thursday week last.

Prosecutor. I missed the guinea on Wednesday evening last; I lost it between the Sunday and the Wednesday in last week.

Q. to Beale. Had you any more lodgers in the house. - A. I had seven or eight. The prisoner came into the house afterwards.

Q. Who was the other man that was in the room with Brewman. - A. Smith.

Q. Did he call upon Smith. - A. I cannot say; the last time I saw the prisoner was last Wednesday morning, between eight and nine o'clock.

Prisoner's Defence. There was eight lodgers in the house besides; no person saw me in the room from Sunday between eleven and one, till Wednesday morning between eight and nine. I have but one arm, I lost the other fighting for my King and country.

Court. Gentlemen, from the evidence, it appears the house had seven or eight lodgers, how it got into his possession we cannot say; nobody saw him with a false key open the box; how he got it out of the box

has not been proved; there is to be sure suspicion about it; it has been proved to have been in his possession, but you all know how soon money passes from one hand to another.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Reference Number: t18071202-68

67. ELIZABETH PROBERT was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 26th of November , a silk cloak, value 5 s. the property of Thomas Hill .

THOMAS HILL . I am a pawnbroker , I live in Turnmill-street .

Q. Did you lose a cloak on the 26th of November. - A. Yes, I saw it about twelve o'clock; it was one that I had to sell; it was pinned up in the shop. The prisoner and another woman came into the shop about half after twelve; they had not been in but a few minutes before Mrs. West said, Mr. Hill there is one of them women taking something in your shop; I said which of them, she said the one in black, meaning the prisoner; I then laid hold of her by the shoulder, the cloak was partly in her hand; it appeared to me as if she was putting it in her pocket; she let it fall, I went round to the other side of the counter and picked it up; I turned the other woman out of the shop, and desired her not to come any more, and I was turning the prisoner out but she was so insolent, I was obliged to send for the constable.

MARY WEST . I was in Mr. Hill's shop on this day, I saw the prisoner at the bar take the black cloak down, I told Mr. Hill of it. I am sure she is the same woman.

(The property produced and identified.)

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of it; I did not go into the shop with a view of taking it, nor did I take it; I work at the upholstery and carpet work .

GUILTY , aged 28.

Fined One Shilling and discharged .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Reference Number: t18071202-69

68. ELIZABETH SALKELD was indicted for feloniously stealing on the 28th of November , a half shawl, value 1 s. and a child's frock, value 6 d. the property of Thomas Davies , and a petticoat, value 1 s. 6 d. the property of Elizabeth Lowndes .

THOMAS DAVIS . I am a labourer in the ink manufactory; the prisoner came to nurse my wife in her lying-in, three weeks ago last Friday; on last Saturday week we found it out; first the childs frock was missed, my wife challenged her with it; on the Monday following we missed more, she then acknowledged it; she delivered up the duplicates of the things.

ELIZABETH LOWNDES. I lodge at Davis's house.

Q. When you was there did you miss a petticoat. - A. Yes; I lent it to my landlady, Mrs. Davis.

THOMAS WELLS . I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner pawned these articles that I produce.

Q. Were they all pawned at one time. - A. No, at different times. The parish officers applied to me.

(The property produced and identified.)

Prisoner's Defence. I owed a few shilling; I told them I would take them out that week; they would not give me that liberty.

GUILTY , aged 63.

Confined One Week in Newgate , and fined One Shilling .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Reference Number: t18071202-70

69. RICHARD WISEMAN was indicted for a misdemeanor .

The indictment was read by Mr. Gleed, and the case stated by Mr. Fielding.

JAMES ALSBROOK . - Mr. Knapp. Were you an officer of the Excise in the month of October last year. - A. I was stationed at Foulsham in Norfolk.

Q. Did you go with any officers on the 19th and the 20th after any smugglers. - A. I did, with William Storton Gosling and Robert Cambridge ; on the 19th we went out without any success; on the 20th, we arrived at a place near Weybourne; where we laid in wait till between seven and eight in the evening. I left two officers about a mile and a half from my station. About nine o'clock I heard some carts coming, and I went for the other officers, Cambridge and Gosling.

Mr. Fielding. Weybourne is on the sea coast in Norfolk. - A. Yes. I went for Cambridge and Gosling; it was more than half an hour before I came back, it might be near an hour; we followed them to a place called Castenwood-row-house; the carts stopped there, it appeared as if they were shifting their casks from them; when they went from the house, we followed them about the distance of a quarter of a mile from the house, there we come up to them; I suppose there might be ten or a dozen carts, loaded with half anchor tubs.

Q. Did you observe how many horseman that attended. - A. There might be three or four or more of them, and some of them were on the carts, and some dismounted; there might be a score of footmen; when that were on foot, and on the carts altogether, besides the horseman; we rode on till we come to the foremost cart; Mr. Gosling stopped the first cart and seized the goods, and told the man, that the first person that attempted to rescue them he would shoot them; the man jumped on the cart, told him he might shoot and be d - d.

Court. The driver of the goods. - A. Yes, the driver of the goods. I stopped at the second cart, the driver he got upon the cart and dared me to fire; we wen immediately round by the horsemen; I suppose

then there might be six, seven, or eight, I do not know exactly; the carts turned round, the horsemen filled up the road to prevent us from following them; we told them we were determined to follow the carts and to seize the goods, or we would fire upon them; they swore a great many oaths and dared us to fire upon them, and said we should not go any further; we broke through their ranks and passed them, and followed the carts, which had taken another road. The horsemen passed us and headed us again; I ordered every man belonging to me to cock his pistol; there were me, two officers, and an assistant, we came up close to them and headed them; they then ordered the footmen to come forward, there might be upwards of a score footmen; they came forward and encouraged the horsemen to unhorse us, we were on horseback; they said we should not have the goods, they knew of us being out, and they were prepared for us; we told them we were determined to have them, or we would fire upon them; they ordered the blunderbus to be brought forward, they told them to put in an additional ball; we advanced; and dared them to fire upon us; then the horsemen began to brandish their weapons over our heads.

Court. What weapons were these. - A. Large sticks and bludgeons. I pointed my pistol into Abel's breast. Then there was another horseman with a large stick over my arm; I told Abel I should certainly shoot him, and I felt myself justified in doing it, if he would not let me pass. I asked him if there were nobody that wanted him; I knew he had a large family of children; he called me of one side.

Mr. Fielding. I will not trouble your lordship any further.

Q. Do you know the person of the defendant. - A. I do not.

WILLIAM STARTON GOSLING. - Mr. Gleed. You are an officer of the excise. - A. Yes.

Q. On the 20th of October were you out with the last witness. - A. I was.

Q. In consequence of some information you received from him you followed the smugglers with the carts A. I did; at the time we came up to them I suppose it might be between ten and eleven; it was a bright moon light night.

Q. Upon coming up to the carts how did you dispose of yourselves. - A. I was on horseback; Alsbrook and I went first; the other two were behind; how near I cannot say; I stopped the foremost cart.

Q. As you were passing along to the foremost cart, was there any person that you paid particular attention on. - A. Yes, the prisoner at the bar; I observed him, he was upon my left hand, the moon reflected upon his face, I had a full opportunity of seeing his face.

Q. Having that opportunity of seeing his face, have you the least doubt of his person. - A. I have not the least doubt; he called out as we rode past; the words I have many times endeavoured to recollect what they were.

Court. What was the substance of the words. - A.Hallon, how are you, gentlemen, good night; it was that, or similar to it; his standing up in the cart first attracted my attention; before he spoke I did not observe any one standing up in the carts but him, and the moon shone upon his face. I am sure of his person, that is the man.

Q. How long a time had elapsed before you saw him again. - A. I cannot say; I took many opportunities to endeavour to see him; I went down to Hedgfield for that purpose.

Court. How long did this transaction of you and the smugglers take place before you were obliged to abandon the carts. - A. About an hour. In the course of that hour I do not recollect seeing him again. I had an opportunity of seeing some of the footmen, that I should know again; after the horsemen headed us again, I cannot say I was in any fear, though I considered myself in danger. They prevented us from seeing of the footmen.

Mr. Gleed. Some time after this you went to the house of the defendant. - A. I did, he lives at a village called Hedgfield, he keeps a public house.

Q. How far is that from the spot where this took place. - A. I never went back from that road; I believe from the observations that I made on the map to be seven or eight miles.

Q. In consequence of some information you went to the defendant's house at Hedgfield. - A. Yes, I saw him; I cannot recollect what month it was in. I had been down several times for that purpose before I saw him, but I did not see him.

Q. Now come to the time when you did see him. - A. The time I am not positive, I made no memorandum. I went into the public house; as soon as I got there that time I saw the defendant in his house; Mr. Alsbrook was with me. Upon my seeing him I knew that he was the man that I saw upon the cart; I have not the least doubt but that he was the man.

Q. Subsequent to this did you ever go to the same place with a warrant on purpose to apprehend this man. A. Once, Mr. Alsbrook and Mr. Tubby was with me.

Q. When you got to Hedgfield did you see him any where. - A. I saw him at work at a muck cart, on a piece of ground, it comes up to his yard, about twenty yards from his house; I saw him, I was in a one horse chaise with the supervisor; Mr. Alsbrook was on horseback, he rode in the piece, and rode till he came pretty near to the defendant; then the defendant ran through the hedge, leaving the cart and horse.

Q. Did you overtake him. - A. No, Mr. Alsbrook ran after him, he did not bring him back at that time; the defendant escaped.

Cross-examined by Mr. Gurney. Mr. Gosling, you tell me you cannot say what time it was you went to the defendant's house and saw him, was it spring or autumn. - A. It was summer.

Q. Perhaps you can tell me whether it was the middle of summer or the latter end of the summer. - A. I cannot speak to the time.

Q. Can you tell me whether it was six months after the transaction or one. - A. I suppose it to be more than one.

Q. I take it you come to give evidence upon supposing, I can give evidence upon supposing as well as you. - A. It was a considerable time.

Q. When was it you went to apprehend him. - A. I do not recollect, that was after Upcraft was taken; Upcraft was taken in October; to the best of my recollection I believe it was a few days before we were ordered upon Upcraft's trial.

Q. The indictment of Upcraft was preferred in September, the trial was in October, you speak of this being a bright moon shiny night. - A. Yes.

Q. The moon was in the first quarter. - A. I looked

in the almanack; the moon was about nine days old.

Mr. Gurney. The moon was in the first quarter. I sent out for the almanack for the purpose.

Court. How long after this transaction of your being obstructed in seizing these carts, did you see this man in his house.

Mr. Gurney. It was in the summer; he cannot remember the time.

Mr. Fielding. This transaction was in October preceding.

Court. How many carts were there. - A. I cannot tell the number, they were all loaded.

Mr. Gurney. to Alsbrook. At the time you went into the field after Wiseman, did you tell him the cause of your coming after him. - A. I could not without holloa- it out loud.

Q. Then he went away without your explaining the cause of your coming after him. - A, He knew before.

Q.When Wiseman made his escape did you tell him any thing. - A. I did not; he had told me he would give himself up whenever I came for him; he told me he was at an auction that night; I saw him alone, when he told me that he came to me in the summer some time before.

ROBERT CAMBRIDGE . - Mr. Fielding. You were an officer of excise upon duty that night. - A. I was.

Q. How long had you known Wiseman before that night. - A. Between two and three years; I know him as well as any man in the kingdom, he kept the Castle.

Q. Look at him, and see whether you can safely say he was there, upon your oath. - A. I was as near to him then as I am now; that Wiseman was the man upon a cart I have not a shadow of a doubt that he was there; I know the man. It was quite a light night.

Court. How far is Foulsham from where this man lives. - A. About twenty miles.

Mr. Gurney addressed the jury on behalf of the defendant; and Mr. Fielding replied.

JOHN ABEL. - Mr. Gurney. I believe you are no relation to Jeremiah Abel . - A. No, I am master of the workhouse at Bristom.

Q. In the month of October do you remember being at any sale. - A. Yes, it was about a mile and a half from the prisoner's house; the sale began pretty nigh twelve o'clock. It might be over about five or six; I went to Wiseman's house in the evening, somewhere pretty nigh eight; I was there three hours, I staid there till between eleven and twelve, to the best of my recollection; Wiseman was at home.

Q. Was he out any part of that evening while you was there. - A. Not half an hour; I do not think he was for three minutes.

Q. For what reason was it you went to his house and staid so long. - A. A young man of the name of Bishop told me he would meet me there; he did not meet me, and that was the reason I staid so long.

Q. What was the man's name of which the sale was. A.Brettingham; here is one of the bills, I got it from the Three Horse-shoes, Bristom, it was stuck up in the tap room.

Q. Do you believe this to be one of the original bills. - A. Yes. I should not be so confident of the day if it was not for the date on the bill. If it was not for this bill I would not attempt to say when the day was at all (The bill read.) To he sold by auction on Monday the 20th of October.

Q. Was Mr. Lee in your company. - A. He walked with me to Wiseman's house; we both came away together.

Cross-examined by Mr. Fielding. When was it any body told you it was necessary for you to remember your being at Mr. Wiseman's house on this day. - A. I went into Wiseman's house, I go there sometimes; I went out of door to see whether the waggon was there, Wiseman followed me; he says do you remember being at my house on the 20th of October, I said I do not; he said you recollect coming from Brettingham's sale, he told me many things that I might not recollect wrong; he told me he was sworn against wrong; I said do not ask me any more questions, I am not able to make you an answer now. On the next day I was thinking about it, I recollected seeing this hand bill on the settle, I went in and had a glass of ale, I saw the sale was on the 20th of October; I afterwards sent word to Wiseman there was such a bill stuck up, and he was right; Wiseman sent a man for me. I took the bill down from the board last Sunday sennight.

WILLIAM LEE . - Mr. Gurney. I believe you are a butcher at Bristom in Norfolk. - A. Yes.

Q. Do you remember on the 20th of October being at Brettingham's sale. - A. The particular day I do not recollect, it was last Michaelmas twelve months or there abouts.

Q. You were present at the time this bill was taken down. - A. Yes, I was present when it was taken down.

Q. On the day of that sale do you remember being at the house of the defendant Wiseman in the evening. A. I do, I was certainly there in company with John Abel , and the only time; I never was in company with John Abel ; I went there about seven o'clock, Mr Abel and we came away together between eleven and twelve.

Q. Was Wiseman at home that evening or out. - A. He was at home, he might be absent five or ten minutes. I left Wiseman in the house when I went away.

Court. When was you applied to to recollect the time that you went to Wiseman's house. - A. Last Sunday se'night, Mr. Wiseman did.

MARY MONDAY . - Mr. Gurney. I do not know whether you live servant with the defendant now. - A. No, I was in his service in October last year; at old Michaelmas day he moved to Hedgefield; I was in his service at Hedgefield one fortnight.

Q. Are you able to say, whether during that fortnight he was out or at home. - A. I am sworn to speak the truth; my master was at home the whole of the fortnight all but one evening; then he went for the other servant, that was to serve him the year following; he slept out that night, and brought her home the next day; that was the Wednesday after old Michaelmas day; every other evening of the fortnight my master was at home, that I could positively swear.

Q. Could he have been seven mile off any evening and you not to have known it. - A. No.

Cross-examined by Mr. Knapp. When were you applied to to come here. - A.Last Sunday se'night by Mr. Wiseman.

Q. What else did he say. - A. To speak the truth.

Q. Were you never told by Wiseman, or any body else, before you come to this court, what evidence you were to give with respect to your master being out or at home while you were in his service; that he never went out during the whole time. - A. He never was out.

Q. Did he tell you so. - A. No.

Mr. Gurney. Your master just got into this new house. A. Yes.

Q. Mr. Wiseman applied to you to know if you remembered the circumstance. - A. Yes, he asked me whether I did not recollect his being at home the fortnight after Michaelmas.

Q. You never was in a court before, I dare say. - A. No.

Q. You were frightened at our great wigs, I dare say - he asked you if you knew whether he was at home the last fortnight. - A. Yes.

Court. How came you to forget it when this gentleman was asking you. - A. I shook so.

MARY ANN HARDING . - Mr. Gurney. Have you been in the service of Mr. Wiseman, at Hedgefield. - A. Yes.

Q.Where did you live before you came in his service. - A. At Ellingham near Norwich.

Q. How far is that from Hegdefield. - A. A good way off; Mr. Wiseman fetched me from my father's house, we travelled in a cart all night, and we got home in the morning; on Wednesday the day after old Michalmas day, he came for me, we got home on the Thursday.

Q. Did you stay in his service after you got home. A. Yes, I stopped a twelve-month.

Q. For the first fortnight after you got there do you remember whether he was out or at home, can you say whether he was out any evening till between eleven and twelve o'clock at night. - A. No, he was not out.

Q. When was it you was first applied toto come here as a witness. - A. My master sent for me about a fortnight or three weeks ago.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.


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