Old Bailey Proceedings, 16th April 1817.
Reference Number: 18170416
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THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the King's Commission of the Peace Oyer and Terminer, AND Gaol Delivery for the City of London, AND ALSO The Gaol Delivery For the County of Middlesex, HELD AT Justice hall, in the Old Bailey; ON WEDNESDAY, 16th of APRIL, 1817, and following Days; Being the Fourth Session in the Second Mayoralty of THE RIGHT HON. MATTHEW WOOD , LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

Taken in Short-Hand by H. BUCKLER, 74, Basinghall Street,(BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF LONDON.)

London: PRINTED AND PUBLISHED, FOR H. BUCKLER, BY T. BOOTH, 31, St. Andrew's Hill, Doctors' Commons.

1817.

THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the King's Commission of the Peace, OYER AND TERMINER, AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON, AND COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX.

Before the Right Honourable MATTHEW WOOD , Esq. LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Sir George Wood , Knt. one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir Robert Dallas , Knt. one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court Common Pleas; Sir James Shaw , Bart; Thomas Smith , Esq.; Joshua Jonathan Smith , Esq.; Sir William Domville , Bart, Aldermen of the said City; Sir John Silvester , Bart. Recorder of said City; John Atkins , Esq.; John Albion Cox , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Newman Knowlys , Esq. Common Sergeant of the said City; J. Vaillant, Esq. and William Watson , Esq. his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

First Middlesex Jury.

John Brown ,

Uriah Wilson ,

Francis Marshall ,

Thomas Evans ,

Dennis Beaver ,

John Stubbs ,

C. Tooley ,

George Sadd ,

John Clarke ,

Thomas Boxhall ,

William Gordon ,

Rowland Doby .

Second Middlesex Jury.

John Ghrimes ,

James Harris ,

Peter Nichols ,

Thomas Cornberg ,

William Bolton ,

Samuel James ,

John Smith ,

John Lipscomb .

James Poole ,

George Arrandy ,

Allen Blissard ,

George Christopher .

London Jury

Richard Samuel Bury ,

William Hopkins ,

John Bull ,

John l'Anson ,

Thomas Corm ,

Edward Clair ,

Thomas Sabine ,

Alexander Cuthbert ,

John Trail ,

James Scott ,

Richard Sharpe ,

Thomas Large .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, APRIL 16, 1817.

WOOD, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION IN THE SECOND MAYORALTY.

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538. JOSEPH BAGGOT was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of February , 7lbs of beef, value 3s., and 2lbs of mutton, value 1s. , the property of Henry Webb .

HENRY WEBB. I am a butcher , and live in Little Newport-street . On the 27th of February, about six o'clock in the morning, I came down stairs, and went out, leaving my door on the catch, the prisoner used to sleep under the sheds in the market; his dog ran after my dog-it ran out of Gerrard-street, which made me know that he was in Gerrard-street; I went to my slaughter-house, and returned in about three minutes, and found my door partly open, I missed a piece of beef, and saw the hook upon which it hung swinging; suspecting the prisoner, I went to a public-house that he used, and told the landlord to stop him if he came there. I went in search of him, and returned to the public-house, when the landlord informed me that he was just gone in with something under his great coat. I went into the tap-room, and saw the prisoner putting this great coat (producing it), under the table; I told him I thought he had got something there that did not belong to him - He said he had not. I found my beef and mutton wrapped up in his coat. As I was taking him to the watch-house, he asked me to forgive him, as it was the first time he had ever robbed me; and said he would never come in the market again.

Prisoner's Defence. The great coat did not belong to me.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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539. JOHN JONES was indicted for feloniously assaulting David Jones , on the King's highway, on the 20th of February , and putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 30l., one chain, value 20s., and one key, value 5s. his property .

MR. DAVID JONES. I am a clerk in the engrossing office at the House of Commons. On the 20th of February, I had spent the evening with some friends in the City, and was returning home a little after eleven o'clock; when I came to the end of Round-court, in the Strand , two men ran violently against me, which threw me on the ground-the prisoner was one of them - I am sure of it; I missed my watch, it was a gold chronometer. I secured the prisoner, the other man got away. I gave him in charge.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. I was quite sober. I had been drinking, and was a little elevated, but had my recollection perfectly.

WILLIAM NETTLETON . I am a constable of the night. Mr. Jones brought the prisoner into the watch-house about half-past eleven o'clock. Mr. Jones appeared as if he had been drinking, but was perfectly collected. The next morning I told the prisoner he might as well say what he had done with the watch, to enable Mr. Jones to recover; he said that would not do.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood.

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540. JAMES THOMPSON , JAMES WEBB , and PHILIP WOOD , were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Paul , about seven in the night of the 12th of February , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein one pistol, value 5s., and one flute, value 1s., his property .

THOMAS GARLAND . I am apprentice to George Paul, who is a salesman , and lives at Westminster . On the 12th of February, I was sitting at work, in the evening, about seven o'clock, I heard the glass crack, and saw the prisoner Thompson's hand in the window, I had seen him before; I went out, and he ran away. It was dark.

RODERICK M'DONALD. I saw the prisoner, Wood, standing under Mr. Paul's window, with Thompson and another boy.

EDWARD GREEN . I am an officer, the prisoners were given into my charge.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

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541. GEORGE WELCH was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of January , one quilt, value 5s.; one pair of sheets, value 10s.; one pillow-case, value 2s.; one towel, value 1s.; three silver spoons, value 15s.; one tea-caddy, value 5s.; five pictures, value 5s., and four shells, value 1s., the goods of Ann Maria Thompson ; one portmanteau, value 3l.; one watch, value 15l.; one coat, value 1l.; seven

waistcoats, value 2l.; five pair of pantaloons, value 2l.; six shirts, value 2l.; five pair of stockings, value 1l.; six pair of socks, value 6s.; six handkerchiefs, value 6s., and three pair of drawers, value 6s., the goods of William Gunn , in the dwelling-house of Ann Maria Thompson .

ANN MARIA THOMPSON. I rent a house in Suffolk-street, Charing-cross , in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields. On the 9th of January, the prisoner took two rooms in my house, ready furnished; he left them on the 14th, at seven o'clock in the morning; he gave me no notice, nor did I know that he was going. I went up stairs immediately after he went out, and missed the articles stated in the indictment; some of them belonged to my lodger, and were in the room above the prisoner's apartments; he was taken about seven weeks after; my things are worth 20l. They were in the room when I let it to him. My other lodger was gone into the country.

WILLIAM GUNN . I lodge with Mrs. Thompson. On the morning of the 9th of January, I left my lodging to go into the country for a few days. I lodged in the room below the prisoner. My portmanteau, which contained the articles stated in the indictment as mine, was put in the room above the prisoner's, in Mrs. Thompson's care, the things were worth 40l. altogether. When I returned to town, on the night of the 12th, my things were safe - I went away again the next morning. On Thursday, the 14th, I received a letter from Mrs. Thompson, to say, she missed my portmanteau, and some of her own things. I was then at Kensington. On the 27th of February I was sent for to Bow-street to see the prisoner, he was stripped before me, and my drawers and flannel-waistcoat were taken off him; they were in my portmanteau when I left it in Mrs. Thompson's care.

SAMUEL LACK . I took the flannel-waistcoat and drawers off the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to).

WILLIAM GUNN re-examined. They are mine.

ROBERT SHEPHERD . I was standing at the bottom of Mercer-street, Long-acre, between two and three o'clock in the afternoon of the 14th of February, and heard the cry of stop thief, the street was very clear, and the prisoner was running very fast towards me. I did not see any other person near me. I called out to him to stop, but he sprung on the other side of the street, instead of stopping; I secured him. He said he had been with a girl, and that she had raised the cry of stop thief after him. I told him to stop till the girl came up, and if that was the case I would let him go; Amy Bates came up, and said he had robbed the house. I took him to Bow-street.

AMY BATES. I lived servant with Mrs. Thompson when the prisoner took the lodging; I did not know that he was going to leave, he was the only person in the house, after he was gone, the things were missed; I saw him again on the 14th of February (which was six or seven weeks after the robbery), in New-street, Covent-garden, I called out, stop thief! and he was secured.

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 24.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood.

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542. ANN DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of February , 13lbs of cheese, value 10s., the property of John Clarke Baker , privately in his shop .

THOMAS BAKER. I live with my father, John Clarke Baker , who is a cheesemonger in Oxford-street , in the parish of St. George, Hanover-square. On the 26th of February, about six o'clock in the afternoon, I was standing at the street - door, and the prisoner came into the shop, she remained there about five minutes, there were two men in the shop at the time; I did not see her do any thing; she came out in a great hurry, the men told me to stop her, and I took her by the door, when the cheese fell from her cloak-it was worth ten shillings at the lowest, I had seen it safe on the counter an hour before. Several people had been in the shop. The prisoner was at different parts of the shop; when she was taken into custody she struck the constable very violently.

EDWARD SIMPSON . I was serving behind the counter, the prisoner came into the shop, I asked her what she wanted several times, but she would not tell me; there were two or three people in the shop near to her, and she was just by the cheese, I did not see her take it, but suspected her from her leaving the shop in a hurry.

SAMUEL WILLIAM PYALL . I am a constable; I took the prisoner into custody. She struck me several times.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I did not take it, I only put a piece in my mouth.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 40.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

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543. LYDIA CHAPMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of March , one pair of boots, value 7s., the goods of William Christmas , privately in his shop .

WILLIAM CHRISTMAS. I keep a boot-shop in Oxford-street . On the morning of the 21st of March, the prisoner came to the shop, looked at some boots, and ordered a pair to be put by for her, leaving three-pence as a deposit, she was to pay 6s. 9d. for them, and gave me the name of Bridges, James-court; soon after she was gone I missed a pair of boots, and went to James-court but could not find her; on the Tuesday following I heard she lived at No. 12, in the court, I found her there, and asked her why she did not come for the boots? she said she had bought a pair cheaper at Westminster; I asked her to let me see them, she said they were on her feet. I knew them to be mine. I have no private marks on them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them of a woman for four shillings. NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood.

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544. GEORGE YATES , JAMES GREGORY , and HENRY ROUSE , were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Want , about nine in the night of the 4th of April , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one watch, value 30s.; three silver spoons, value 14s.; one silver waiter, value 40s.; one child's coral, value 5s.; one broach, value 5s.; one spencer, value 5s.; two pelisses, value 40s.; one coat, value 40s.; one shawl, value 20s.;

one gown, value 6s.; one petticoat, value 4s.; and five 10l. bank notes, his property ; and MARGARET CASEY , for receiving part of the same goods, knowing them to have been burglariously stolen .

MR. THOMAS WANT . I am a builder , and rent a house in Swallow-street , in the parish of St. James, Westminster, Mr. Richardson is my partner. On the 29th of March he gave me ten 10l. notes, they were running numbers; I took them home at night, and saw my wife put them in a box in our bed-room; Mr. Richardson had received them from Messrs. Coutts and Co. by a check, that day. On the 4th of April I and my wife went to bed, soon after one o'clock in the morning, when I found my box broken open, and five of the 10l. notes gone. I had paid the rest away. I went down stairs, but found no marks of violence on the door or shutters; I called up Phillips, who was my apprentice, and told him that I had been robbed, and could not see where any person could get in. I charged him with the robbery, and he was secured. The check was given on the partnership account, for 295l. 17s. 6d. When Mr. Richardson gave me the notes they were my property, he debited me with the amount in my private account.

MR. JOHN RICHARDSON . I am the partner of Mr. Want. On the 29th of March I received 295l. 17s. 6d. from Messrs. Coutts and Co., and paid him ten 10l. notes for his own use; they were the same notes that I had received from Messrs. Coutts and Co.

ROBERT AIR . I am clerk to Messrs. Coutts and Co. On the 29th of March I paid 295l. 17s. 6d. to Richardson and Co. I remember paying him ten 10l. notes among others.

ELIZA WANT. On the 4th of April, when I and my husband went to bed, I discovered the house had been robbed. I missed the property stated in the indictment; I had seen it all safe in the course of the day.

THOMAS PHILLIPS . I was apprentice to Mr. Want; I had known the prisoner, Yates, about six weeks, and Gregory and Rouse, about three days before the robbery. About four weeks before the robbery, the prisoner, Yates, asked me to go to a public-house, in Wild-street, with him; he gave me something to drink, and then asked me about robbing my master. I told him that the property laid in a box in the back room, and that there was more money there sometimes than there was at others; it was then dropped for some time. A little before Good Friday night I met him, Gregory and Rouse; they got two ladders to rob the house, on Thursday night, but the watchman saw them tying the ladders together, and they could not commit the robbery that night. I was not with them, but I came out to get a pint of beer, and Gregory told me of it; I saw them with the ladders, but was not with them when they were disturbed; I saw them again the next evening, it was then agreed that when I went in I was to leave the door open; the servant let me in, and told me to shut the door, I said I would, but left it open - I only pushed it to. I went into the parlour and got a light, and then went down stairs, when I came up I found Rouse in the house. I had left them all three together. I sat in the parlour sometime, and then went to bed. About one o'clock my master called me up, and said he had been robbed, and that I must have done it. After sometime I told him how it was. It was agreed, before the robbery, that I should meet them at the White Hart, in White Hart-yard, at half-past twelve o'clock. I told my master of it, and he watched. I went, and in about ten minutes after I got there, the prisoners, Yates and Gregory, came in. Yates took me into the back yard, and shewed me a 10l. bank note, and said we had better come and have our shares of it; we then went into the house, and the constable came in and took us into custody. I afterwards went to the Three Tuns, in Monmouth-street. and saw the prisoner, Rouse, going in at the door, and the constable took him. My master was with me.

Cross-examined by MR. CHALLENOR. I returned to my master's house about half-past eight o'clock, and left the door open. I have nearly served seven years of my apprenticeship. I have told the truth. Yates proposed the robbery, and asked me where the property lay. I served my master truly until that time. I never robbed him before. I did not disclose it till I was taken. I told it to save myself. It was agreed that I should leave the door open.

DANIEL BISHOP. I am an officer of Bow-street. On the 5th of April, I went, with Smith and Oddy, to the White Hart, in White Hart-yard, and apprehended the prisoners, Yates and Gregory, and the witness Phillips. I found a gold broach in Gregory's watch-pocket, and Smith found a 10l. note and some 1l. notes, on Yates. I went there from the information which I had received from Phillips.

JAMES SMITH . I was with the Bishop, and found a 10l. note, and four 1l. notes, on Yates. I afterwards went, with Oddy and Phillips, to the Three Tuns, and took Rouse; a watch and a 10l. note were found upon him.

GEORGE ODDY . I am a patrol. I apprehended Rouse, and found the watch and two 10l. notes upon him. (I produce them.)

MRS. ELIZA WANT . This broach and watch are my husband's. The notes were following numbers; and the two notes found on the prisoner Rouse, are Nos. 15933 and 15934, I know they are two of the notes, for those I received were following numbers, from 15930 to 15940. The note found on Yates is also one, it is No. 15939.

Cross-examined. I noticed the numbers when my husband gave them to me.

WILLIAM READING. I am a watchman in Drury-lane. About twelve o'clock on Good Friday night, I stopped the prisoner, Casey, with a bundle, in a passage in Drury-lane; it contained a gown and a coat.

THOMAS WANT. They are mine.

JOHN THOMAS GEARING. I am constable of the night. and took Casey in charge; she said she kicked against the bundle in a passage in Drury-lane.

The prisoners made no defence.

YATES - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 16.

GREGORY - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 17.

ROUSE - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 20.

CASEY- NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

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545. THOMAS SULLIVAN was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Moses Joel , about eight o'clock on the night of the 25th of March , with intent to steal, and stealing therein two

pair of breeches, value 1l.; one pair of trowsers, value 3s.; one shirt, value 2s., and three boxes, value 2s., his property .

ELIZA JOEL . I am the wife of Moses Joel , who is a slopseller in Ratcliff-highway . On the 25th of March, the prisoner came into our shop three times in the course of the day to look at clothes, but did not buy any. He came at eleven o'clock, then at two, and afterwards at six, and looked out some things. Between seven and eight o'clock in the evening I found my window had been pushed in, and the property gone-it was then dark. I heard the window pushed in, and sent my daughter out; I missed the articles stated in the indictment, which I had put in the window the evening before; they were not worth 40s. altogether.

NATHANIEL GOLDSTREAM . I live at Shadwell, with my father, who is a slopseller; the prisoner came into our shop to sell a pair of breeches, on the day of the robbery; I sent the shopman out under pretence of getting change, to Mrs. Joel-Joel came and claimed them; the prisoner ran away, leaving the breeches on the counter, I pursued and took him; he got away again, and was taken on the Saturday.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Of Stealing only. Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood .

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546. WILLIAM MILES was indicted for feloniously assaulting Henry James Steadman , on the King's highway, on the 4th of March , and putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 10l.; one chain, value 5l., and one key, value 5s., his property .

HENRY JAMES STEADMAN . On the 4th of March, I had been spending the evening at Somers Town, and was returning home about twelve o'clock, I was quite sober; as I turned round Red Lion-street I was met by six or eight men, who were very noisy. One of them came behind me, and the rest surrounded me, and forcibly pushed me against the shutters, when one of them struck me a violent blow in the face. I got away, and the prisoner came up to me by himself, I had seen him with the others before, he pushed me against the wall, and put his fist in my face, as if he meant to strike me, which threw me off my guard, he then drew my watch out and ran away; I pursued him, and the other men ran after me, we went up Featherstone-street, down Hand-court into Holborn again, and then through Brownlow-street into Bedford-row, I kept calling out stop thief! he fell down, was secured and taken to the watch-house; three or four men went to the watch-house with me, I believe they were part of the gang; they were searched, but nothing was found on them, or the prisoner. I am sure the prisoner is the man, I did not lose sight of him.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. I am near-sighted. I did not see him do any thing with the watch, nor was it found upon him.

ROBERT ANDERSON. I am a watchman. On the 4th of March, about twelve o'clock, I heard the alarm and ran towards the sound, the prisoner was running towards me, I made a catch at him, and he fell, I then secured him; he said he did not take it, but the other man did; the prosecutor said he was the man. Five or six men came up, and said I should not take him to the watch-house.

Cross-examined. If he had thrown the watch away I must have seen him.

JOHN CARRINGTON. I picked up the watch in Bedford-street, about three o'clock in the morning. It is not bruised.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

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547. JAMES JOHNSTON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of March , one firkin, value 6d., and 56lbs of butter, value 2l. 16s. , the property of John Chapman .

JOHN CHAPMAN . I am a cheesemonger , and live in King-street, Seven Dials . On the 5th of March, the prisoner came to my shop, stating himself to be a publican, and that he wanted a firkin of butter; he said he would call again, and that he always paid ready money for every thing. He called again the next day, but we could not agree about the price; the next evening he called again, and ordered 56lbs of butter, two large cheeses, and one small one, and desired me to send them to the Barn public-house, in St. Martin's-lane, immediately, with a bill and receipt, which, he said, he had kept for two years. It being Saturday, I did not send it immediately. In about twenty minutes a man came, and desired me to send them directly, without the Gloucester cheese, as a customer was waiting for the cheese; he said he was to see them weighed and sent off with him, with a bill and receipt. I gave them to Ash, and told him not to part with them without the money.

WILLIAM ASH . I am porter to Mr. Chapman. I took the firkin of butter and cheeses, with a bill and receipt; when I got to the Barn public-house, the man who went went with me from my master's, told me I was not to go in, but to put them down at the door, and said that the butter was to go into the house, and the two cheeses were to go over the way to his brother's. I untied them, and took the two cheeses off the butter and took them into the public-house, the landlord said he had ordered none. On turning round I saw a man stooping to the butter which I had left at the door, I run out and found it was gone. I saw the prisoner, with the butter, running towards the church steps, and I pursued him - He found the yard gates shut and turned back again; I called out stop thief! he threw the butter down and ran away, but was secured immediately. I am sure he is the man. I took the butter up.

JOHN WATSON . I heard the cry of stop thief, and secured the prisoner in the church-yard.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood .

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548. JOHN PLUMB was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of March , one pocket-handkerchief, value 3s., the property of John Wasdell , from his person .

JOHN WASDELL. I am a surgeon . On the 15th of March,

about two o'clock in the afternoon, I was passing through Cheapside , I felt a hand in my coat pocket, I turned round and saw my handkerchief in the hands of the prisoner. I secured him.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. Did he not hold it out to you, and say he picked it up - A. He did; it was open in his hand.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up, and gave it to him.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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549. CATHERINE BUTLER was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of April , seven 1l. bank notes , the property of James Alpin .

JAMES ALPIN. On the 1st of April, between ten and eleven o'clock at night, I met the prisoner on Snowhill; she accosted me, and told me there was a person at her lodgings who wanted to speak to me. I went to a house in George-alley, Fleet-market , with her, and agreed to stop there; I went to sleep, and when I awoke, about five o'clock in the morning, I found her gone, my trowsers removed from the table, seven 1l. notes taken out, and the trowsers on the floor. She was stopped at a house in St. Martin's-le-Grand, and five 1l. notes found upon her. I am sure the prisoner is the woman. I had a watch about me, but I did not lose that.

WILLIAM TAYLOR. On the 2d of April I was called to a house in Angel-alley, St. Martin's-le-Grand; I found the prosecutor there, he charged the prisoner with robbing him of seven 1l. notes; I found five 1l. notes upon her, the prosecutor claimed them, and said he was sure she was the woman; she said she had them from a friend in the country, but would not tell me his name. I produce the notes.

JAMES ALPIN . I know the notes to be mine, one of them is No. 19299, this note was the outside one, I am sure of it, there is another, signed Draper.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-13

550. RICHARD WHITE was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of March , one piece of timber, value 2s., and one wooden shovel, value 2s. , the goods of the Mayor and Commonalty of the City of London .

JOHN SHOSBREE . I am a headborough of St. Luke's. On the 27th of March, about eight o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner in Moorfields, with a plank of fir, fourteen feet long, on his shoulder; I followed him down Ropemaker-street, Chiswell-street, through different alleys, into Chequer-alley, I then asked him what he had got? he said it was wood that he had brought from over the water. I asked him where he was going to take it, he said, to a bedstead maker in Bunhill-row. I told him he had passed Bunhill-row, he then said he wanted to take some meat home first, and that he came over London bridge. He put the plank off his shoulder, and asked me to mind it while he went home with his meat. I secured him. The next morning I compared the wood against the old wall in Moorfields, and it fitted the holes both in the wall and in the ground.

JOHN SMITH . I superintend the works in Moorfields for the Corporation of London. I fitted the timber to the wall on the 3d of April, I missed it the day before, but it might have been gone before; the place had been inclosed, and finding the rails broken down I went in, and missed it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was hired to carry it.

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-14

551. JOHN SPLAIN was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of March , two pair of breeches, value 10s.; two pair of pantaloons, value 7s.; one jacket, value 5s.; one pair of trowsers, value 5s.; one shirt, value 2s., and one great coat, value 10s. , the goods of John Findley .

JOHN FINDLEY . I am a salesman , and live in the Minories; the prisoner was my servant . On the 1st of March a person came, and told me that my stand in the Mart, in Rosemary-lane , was broken open, I went out and met him with a bag, containing the articles stated in the indictment. I asked him what they were, and what he was going to do with them; he said a man had left the bag in the shop, and he did not know what was in it. I had left him in charge of the house. I took it in, and found it contained my property, which was taken out of the shop while I was gone; I asked him how he could think of robbing me? he said he did not put them in the bag. I asked him who did, but he gave me no answer. The things had been taken out of a case in the shop.

WM. KINNERSLEY. I took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-15

552. JOHN WILMOT was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of March , 60lbs. of wire, value 38s. , the goods of Charles Pocock and Thomas Golden .

GEORGE POCOCK. I am the son of Charles Pocock , who is in partnership with Thomas Golden , they are wire manufacturers , and live in Bouverie-street, Fleet-street . On the 28th of March I was out, and on my return I met the prisoner about two yards from the door, with the wire upon his shoulder; I asked him where he got it; he said he came from Mr. Muggeridge for it. I asked him if he had a written order for it, he said, no. I gave him in charge. Mr. Muggeridge is not a customer of ours.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-16

553. CATHERINE SWAINEY was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of March , one pair of shoes, value 3s. 6d. , the goods of Alexander Wilson .

THOMAS VINCENT . I am shopman to Mr. Wilson, who is a shoemaker , and lives on Holborn-hill . On the 4th of March, about twelve o'clock, the prisoner came into the shop, with another woman, to buy a pair of shoes; while the other woman was trying on the shoes, the prisoner took a pair, and put them under her shawl; I saw her

take them, and fetched an officer; the prisoner was going out, and dropped the shoes from under her shawl.

THOMAS WALTERS . I am an officer. I was sent for to take the prisoner into custody. Mr. Wilson desired me to stop in the street till she came out; as she came out I told her she must go back with me, and she dropped the shoes from under her shawl.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The woman gave me the shoes to hold for her.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined One Month .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-17

554. JOHN HOLMES was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of April , 17lbs of cheese, value 11s. , the goods of John Jones .

JOHN JONES . I am a cheesemonger , and live in Tottenham-court-road . On the 5th of April, after ten o'clock at night, my cheese was taken off a window behind my door.

RICHARD SPARKES . I am a patrol of St. Dunstan's in the West. On the 5th of April, about a quarter after twelve o'clock at night, I met the prisoner coming down Fleet-street, with a bag on a knot. Davis told me to stop him, I went up, and asked him what he had got in the bag, he said it was beef for his family. Davis felt it, and said it was not all beef; he then said there was half a cheese with it, he said he and his brother bought it between them. We examined the bag, and found it contained half a cheese, a buttock of beef, two breasts and a neck of mutton; he said his brother brought them to him in Clare-market.

WILLIAM DAVIS . I am a watchman, and was with Sparkes; he has spoken correctly.

JOHN PARSONS . I was constable of the night; the prisoner was brought into the watch-house, he refused to say where he lived, or how he came by them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It was given to me to carry to Kent-street.

GUILTY . Aged 41.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-18

555. JOHN COOPER was indicted for feloniously having in his custody and possession, a forged bank note, he well-knowing the same to be forged .

To which indictment the prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-19

556. SAMUEL SMITH and WILLIAM HARE were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of March , 72lbs. of lead, value 20s., belonging to Stephen Ackerman , and fixed to his dwelling-house .

STEPHEN ACKERMAN . I am a stationer , living in Chandos-street . On the 3d of March the lead was fixed to my house-top. When I came down, at six o'clock in the morning, I was informed that a man had come out of the next house (which was empty) - I went to the door, and found it open. I went down to the bottom of the house, and found two rolls of lead in the chimney-corner, which I knew to be mine. I went to the house-top, and found a hole had been made through the tiling, and that the lead had been cut away from my house. I came back and took the lead, and had some more fixed in the place. The same evening, about eight o'clock, I went to the back of my premises, and found a man standing at the cellar-door of the empty house - I asked him what he wanted there; he said, he was waiting for a man. I told him I supposed he belonged to the party that was there in the morning. I found the door was open again, and went in; - I got a light, and went into the house, and found some men had been up to the tiling again. I ran up and took the two prisoners there - I asked them what they wanted; they said, they were looking for a lodging - I gave them into custody.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. They were hid behind a chimney. I compared the lead, and it exactly fitted the place.

CHARLES RESTLESS . I am a tailor. On the evening of the 3d of March, hearing the alarm, I went to the roof of my house, and found the two prisoners - They dropped from the wall of my house to the next-Mr. Ackerman came to my assistance, and we secured them.

Cross-examined. It was moon-light - I am sure they are the men.

RICHARD HARTLEY . I am a constable, I found a copper wire on Smith. I went to the house-top, and found a large knife just by the place where they were taken.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-20

557. ROBERT BRIDLE and SOPHIA DAVIS were indicted, for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Woolf Joseph Coster , about the hour of eight in the night of the 2d of April , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one box, value 1s.; 41 watches, value 31l.; 600 watch-chains, value 5l.; 200 gross of hooks, value 10l.; 480 watch-hands, value 4l.; 12 watch-dials, value 10s.; six rings, value 1l.; 514 pieces of foreign coin, value 7l. 2s. 1d., the property of the said Woolf Joseph Coster .

WOLFF JOSEPH COSTER (through an interpreter). I am a salesman , and rent a house in Wentworth-street, Spitalfields . On the 2d of April, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I and my son went to the Synagogue; we locked the doors and fastened the windows, and left no person in the house. I tried the windows, and found both the street and yard-doors fast - I took the keys with me. We returned at half past eight o'clock, and found the street - door broken open-the asp and lock were also broken, and a box, containing the articles stated in the indictment, gone; they were worth more than 40l. - it was safe when I went out. I have seen part of my

property in the possession of Dalton. It was twilight when I went out.

EBENEZER DALTON . I am an officer. From information that I received, I went to the house of the prisoner, Bridle, in Blacksmiths's-arms-alley, at the back of Church-lane. I found both the prisoners there, in bed together, about eight o'clock in the morning. I found a watch hanging over the mantle-piece in the bed-room - I asked Bridle where he got it; he said, he gave a Jew 12s. for it. I found a box, containing 11 watches and two watch-cases under the bed - I asked him where he got them; he said, a Jew had left them there the overnight, for him to take care of till he called again - I secured him. Coster claimed the property immediately that he saw it. Coster's house is in the parish of Christ Church, Spitalfields.

SAMUEL MILLER . I am an officer. From information that I received, on the 4th of April, I went to Killingworth's, the pawnbroker, and found a silver watch-case, a silver button, and five foreign coins. From the description he gave me of the persons who sold them, I took the prisoner, Davies, into custody. I asked her if she had sold any old silver to any person; she denied it several times. I told her I found she had sold some to Killingworth; she then said, Bob had given it to her for pinmoney. I asked her when - She said, either Thursday or Saturday. Coster claimed them.

FRANCIS FREEMAN . I was with Dalton, and found a card, with three watch-chains, on the mantle-piece.

THOMAS PETO . I am servant to Mr. Killingworth , who is a pawnbroker. On the 3d of April, the prisoner, Davies, brought a watch-case, a silver button, and five coins, to our shop - I gave her 3s. 6d. for them - She said her husband gave them to her. I have known her these five years.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BRIDLE'S Defence. I met a man, who sold me the watch for 12s.; he went home with me, and left the things at my house. He told me to sell the silver.

BRIDLE - GUILTY . DEATH . Aged 28.

Of stealing in a dwelling-house to the value of 40s., but

not of the burglary.

DAVIES. NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood .

Reference Number: t18170416-21

558. JOHN CHAMBERLAIN was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Clifford , about nine in the night of the 29th of March , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one counterpane, value 10s.; one gown, value 6s.; one apron, value 2s., and three caps, value 3s., his property .

THOMAS CLIFFORD. I rent a house at Ellingham . Ann Taylor is my housekeeper. On the 29th of March, about a quarter before seven o'clock, I went out; I fastened the doors and windows-Taylor was also out-it was not dark. I returned at eleven o'clock, and found my windows open, and both the doors. I missed the articles stated in the indictment.

ANN TAYLOR . I missed my gown, and saw it again at Mrs. Humphries's.

MARY HUMPHRIES . I am a green-grocer. On the the 29th of March, between ten and eleven o'clock at night, I bought the counterpane of the prisoner - He was taken soon after - He owned that he sold it to me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Of stealing only.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18170416-22

559. JOHN CLAYTON was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of February , from the person of Charles Cox , one pocket-book, value 7s.; one ring, value 1l.; and one 5l. bank note, his property .

CHARLES COX . On the afternoon of the 27th of February, I was walking in Piccadilly , with Mr. Ogermand -he was behind me - He told me my pocket had been picked. I missed my pocket-book, containing a 5l. note and a ring, which were safe a few minutes before. I turned round, and saw it falling on the ground, and Mr. Ogermand with the prisoner.

MR. OGERMAND . On the 27th of February, I was with Mr. Cox - He was a few paces before me; I observed the prisoner and another man close behind him. One of them lifted the tail of Mr. Cox's coat, took the book out of his pocket, gave it to the prisoner, and ran away. I collared the prisoner, and he threw it down. I am positive the prisoner is the man.

Prisoner's Defence. I was not the man.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Baron Wood.

Reference Number: t18170416-23

560. JAMES WARREN , EDWIN GRANT , SAMUEL HOUSEHILL , and SARAH LINDALL , were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Earnshaw, the elder , about one in the night of the 23d of February , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein eight watches, value 180l.; one time-piece, value 3l.; and two watch-cases, value 8l. 8s., his property .

THOMAS EARNSHAW . I am the son of Thomas Earnshaw, who is a chronometer-maker , and lives in High Holborn , in the parish of St. George, Bloomsbury. On the night of the 23d of February last, at eleven o'clock, I saw all the doors and windows fastened, and the prisoner, Warren, who was our servant , was in bed in the shop - I slept in the back room on the second floor. About two o'clock in the morning, I was alarmed by the watchman - I came down, and found the prisoner, Warren, had got out of bed and left the house-the drawers were forced open, and all the property which they contained gone, together with a great coat, and three pictures which hung up in the shop. I had set the watches before I went to bed, and put them into the drawer. I found eleven skeleton and other keys in the parlour, with which I believe they had been trying to open our iron chest in the closet, where we keep our property.

Prisoner WARREN. Q.Will you swear that I was in bed when you saw the doors fast - A. I told him to go to bed, and after that I went and wound up the watches - He then went into the shop and made his bed. I went up stairs and came down again, and found his light out, so

that I felt certain that he was in bed. We lost eleven watches, which were worth 180l. at the lowest valuation, with several parts of watches, and seals. The shop is part of the dwelling-house.

THOMAS KINGSLEY . I am a watchman-my beat is in Holborn. On the morning of the 23d of February I was going my rounds, and saw nothing particular till two o'clock, when I found Earnshaw's door open. I pushed it wide open, went in, and found the shop and parlour doors wide open-the bed appeared as if somebody had laid in it, but gone; I found a candle and some matches on it. I alarmed the house-Mr. Earnshaw came down, and missed his property. The skeleton keys were on the hearth.

SARAH PEARSON. In February last I lodged in George-alley, Stacey-street, St. Giles's, with the prisoners, Lindall and Grant - They went by the name of Smith - I slept in the same room with them. On the 23d of February, I went to bed about ten o'clock. In the night, I heard a noise like the ticking of several watches - I did not hear it went I first went to bed - I never heard it before-it was before day-light. Ann Wright slept in the same room. The prisoner, Warren, used to come to the house frequently - We had only one room.

ANN WRIGHT . I slept with the last witness, in the prisoner, Lindall's, room-Mrs. Potts keeps the house-it is in Stacey-street, Monmouth-street, about ten minutes' walk from the prosecutor's. In the course of the night, I heard a noise like the ticking of watches-it might be the clock in the next room. I saw the prisoner, Warren, there early next morning - He gave a watch to a woman to pledge; I did not see her pledge it, but I saw her give Warren the money and the duplicate. I only slept there that night.

Court. Q. Did you hear any person get up and leave the room that night - A. I did not.

Prisoner, WARREN. Q. Did you not say at the office, that you went with her to pledge it - A. No; I only went down stairs with her.

SARAH PEARSON. I did not hear any person get up.

JOSEPH TURNER . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Brydges-street, Covent-garden. On the morning of the 24th of February, a woman pledged a watch at my shop for 8s., in the name of Mary Smith . I do not recollect her-(I produce it) - She came by herself.

JOHN EVANS . I lodged at No. 15, Stacey-street, St. Giles's. The prisoners, Grant and Lindall, lived in the next room to me, in the back room. On the 24th of February, between one and two o'clock in the morning, I was awoke by the noise of one or more persons going down stairs, and heard the door unbolted. I heard footsteps come up again very quick, and go into Grant's room again. In the morning, a little before nine o'clock, I saw ten pieces of metal, like watches, laying on Grant's table. There was a woman in the room, and two men, who looked like Jews-one of them had a bag under his arm. As I was going down stairs, I saw the prisoner, Lindall, in the room. I did not see any of the other prisoners in the room, but I saw Grant and Househill in the house. The metal was in the form of watch-cases.

SOPHIA POTTS . My mother keeps the house, No. 15, Stacey-street - the prisoners, Grant and Lindall, lived there, and went by the name of Smith. I picked up a watch-paper in their room, and gave it to Evan's daughter. I saw Grant go out with the two Jews on the 24th of February - They had a bag with something in it. I saw Househill in the room.

MARTHA EVANS . I lodge in the same house. I saw six pieces of metal, like watches, in Grant's room, on the table. The prisoners, Househill and Lindall, were there at the same time, and two men whom I did not know.

JEREMIAH MAIDMANT . I am an officer. On the 27th of February I apprehended Warren, in Charles-street, Drury-lane. I asked him where he came from - He said, from the country. I took him to Mr. Earnshaw's - He denied living there as he went along.

SAMUEL FURZEMAN . I am an officer. I apprehended Grant and Lindall.

HARRY ADKINS . I produce the watch-paper.

THOMAS EARNSHAW. The watch is mine, and worth 18s. The watch-paper was in one of the watches stolen that night.

GRANT'S Defence. I picked the watch-paper up in Monmouth-street.

JAMES WARREN - GUILTY . DEATH . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy by Maidmant, because he disclosed the whole transaction to him.

EDWIN GRANT - NOT GUILTY .

SAMUEL HOUSEHILL - NOT GUILTY .

SARAH LINDALL - NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18170416-24

561. JOHN CLAYTON was indicted for feloniously assaulting Richard Houghton , on the 2d of March , on the King's highway, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, five bank tokens, value 10s. 6d., and 3s., his property .

RICHARD HOUGHTON . I live at Bethnal-green. On the 2d of March, about half past ten o'clock at night, as I was returning home, (I was by the dead wall near Wilmot-street ), a person struck me a violent blow on my right cheek - I turned round, and saw the prisoner behind me - He is the man who struck me-it nearly stunned me; another man struck me on the other side, which knocked me down. The prisoner then put his hand into my right-hand breeches-pocket, and took my money. I made a snatch at his hand to prevent him, but he got it away. - He took two 3s. tokens, two 1s. 6d. tokens, and three shillings - He turned my pocket out, and ran away. I told him that I knew him well, and that he had got my money. I looked him full in the face. There were six or eight men standing behind me, beside the two who knocked me down - They all ran away together. A boy, named Arnes, came up to me while he was robbing me - I was laying on the ground-the prisoner was there when he came up-it was moon-light. I had been drinking at the Falcon, but was quite sober.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. I will swear that I was sober.

Q. How often have you talked with Arnes about this - A. He gave me their names.

JOHN CRESWELL . I am an officer. The prosecutor described the man who robbed him, to me, and told me where he lived. I went to his house, in George-street, Bethnalgreen, and took the prisoner into custody - He denied the

charge. I asked him if he was at Bethnal-green on that day, and if he knew of a man being knocked down. He said, he was there-there was a man pushed down, and that he helped him up, but he knew nothing of the robbery.

JAMES KENNEDY . I am a police officer. I went to the prisoner's house, but could not find him. The prosecutor said, he should know him as soon as he saw him. I went with Creswell, and found him at his father's house in George-street, Bethnal-green. He said, he lifted the man up.

Cross-examined. The prosecutor described the other man also - I cannot find him.

JOHN ARNES . I live in George-gardens, Bethnal-green. On Sunday, the 2d of March, between nine and ten o'clock at night, I was in the Bethnal-green-road. I met five or six men running very fast - I did not know them. I went a little further, and found the prosecutor laying on the ground-no person was with him. I raised him up - He said, he had lost his money; the prisoner came along, and I asked him to give me a lift up; we rose him up. As soon as he got up, he turned round and ran after me. I ran away, for he was so drunk, I did not know what he would do. I did not see the prisoner do any thing.

Court. Q. Did you give the same account before the justice - A. I have not told all yet. The prisoner's hand was in his pocket, but I did not see him take any thing-this was as he was lifting him up.

Cross-examined. I did not see any person with the prosecutor before I asked the prisoner to help him up.

Q. Have your never said to your father, that you knew who robbed the prosecutor, and that the prisoner was not the man - A. No; I never said I saw the prisoner take the money.

Q. Did not the prosecutor say to you, "stick by me, and we shall do him" - A. Yes, he did, at his house-the prosecutor was very drunk indeed.

The Prisoner called the following Witnesses:

WILLIAM ARNES . I was at the George public-house on the 2d of March, about a quarter after nine o'clock in the evening. The prosecutor came in, very much intoxicated-several young fellows were there, and called out "see!" The prosecutor struck me on the breast, and I struck him. I went out of doors about fifteen minutes after, and saw him laying on the ground. He had left me to go to the bar for a pint of gin, but the landlord would not serve him. I took him into the George, and went out soon after, and saw him running after my brother, the last witness. He said he had been robbed of 12s., afterwards 16s., and then 19s.

GEORGE HARROW . I was in George-gardens, about half past nine o'clock; I saw Houghton at the watch-house steps, talking to the keeper - He was very much intoxicated. I asked him what was the matter - He said, "George, I have been robbed of 19s." As we were going along, he said, he could not positively say how much he had lost. He afterwards said he had lost 16s. 6d. - he was very much intoxicated.

ELIZA TAYLOR . I saw Arnes with his father and mother. I went there to inquire about Clayton. His father desired him to tell the truth - He said, "I will, so help me God." He said Clayton was innocent, and that he could take a safe oath as to those who did knock the prosecutor down, but it was not Clayton. I asked him how he could say it was Clayton, he said that he was urged to say so, and that they wanted him to say a great deal more. I am no relation to the prisoner.

HOUGHTON re-examined. I was at the George before the robbery, but not after. I was not there half a minute. I did not strike Arnes - I saw Harrow that night; he asked me what I had lost - I refused to tell him. I did not desire Arnes to stick by me, and I would do him.

JOHN ARNES re-examined. I said the prisoner was innocent, but I did not say that I knew the persons who knocked the prosecutor down. I told my father the same as I have said to day. Houghton did positively tell me to stick by him and he should do him.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood.

Reference Number: t18170416-25

562. JOHN NORTON and JOHN DUGAN were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Wild , about the hour of twelve in the night of the 3d of March , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein one glass case, value 10s.; two pair of ear-rings, value 10s.; one gold locket, value 8s.; one broach, value 7s.; five spoons, value 10s.; one pair of boots, value 1l.; five table cloths, value 25s.; one pelisse, value 15s.; one spencer, value 5s.; and two shawls, value 3s., his property .

JOHN WILD . I am a stationer , and live at Kensington . On the 3d of March, about four o'clock in the morning, I was alarmed and got up. As I was going down stairs, I heard some person walking on the ground-floor - I looked out of window, and saw some person get over the garden wall, and heard another person run out of the house, and at the same time a glass breaking. I found both my doors open, a piece of glass broken in the back door, and a hole cut in the shutter. I found my glass case laying in the garden, and all the trinkets scattered about-it was in the shop the night before. I missed the articles stated in the indictment. The shop door had also been forced by cutting a hole in it; the kitchen poker lay just by-the door was black, as if it had been struck with the poker. I only missed the case of trinkets out of the shop-part of a leg of mutton had been eaten, and a bottle of wine gone. There was a chissel, a gimlet, and a screwdriver by the shop-door. In about ten minutes, the watchman brought the prisoner, Norton, and a man named Evans to me. The next morning Witchen brought part of the property-the trinkets were worth 150l.

WILLIAM WITCHEN . I am a watchman. Mr. Wild called me into the house; I came out, and saw two men looking out. I went with some other watchmen into Holland-street, and saw two persons coming towards Mr. Wild's house. I asked them where they were going-one of them said, "what is that to you!" I told them that a house had been broken open, and I must know where they came from. One of them said, he came from Hyde-park-corner - He was going to Hammersmith (they were Norton and Evans) - I secured them. The next morning I found a locket and a pair of ear-rings in the garden.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS . Evans told of the robbery. It was about 300 yards from the house that I took them.

JAMES LANE . I am a watchman. I traced footsteps out of Mr. Wild's house, to where the ear-rings were found.

WILLIAM STACEY . I am a shoemaker, and live at Kensington. The morning after the robbery, I found a bundle, containing five table-cloths and some shirts, under some palings, near Holland-street, covered over.

JOHN GEORGE BELLMAIN. On the 4th of March, I found some spoons by a shutter-cupboard, at the back of Mr. Wild's house.

SAMUEL LACK. I am an officer. I went into Mr. Wild's garden the day after the robbery, and traced the footsteps of two persons; I measured them with Norton's and Evans's shoes, and they corresponded. I found a phosphorus-box in the privy of the watch-house where the prisoners were sent.

Cross-examined. There were footsteps which did not fit the shoes-other persons had been there.

GEORGE EVANS . I had known the two prisoners about ten days before the robbery; we met together-Norton said that he had dreamed of a house at Kensington, which he had been looking at about two years ago, and said it was good now. We all three agreed to go down and look at it - We set off about ten o'clock, and Norton pointed out Mr. Wild's house to us. Dugan said he would count how many doors it was from the corner. He said it was No. 8, but only seven doors from the corner. Norton went round to see if the walls were low enough to get over; we then returned to town-this was about twelve o'clock in the morning. Norton asked me for money, and went into the shop to buy something, to see if it was the right house, or not. I saw him come out, and put something in a piece of paper into his pocket. We all three agreed to meet at the top of Oxford-road in the evening, at six o'clock; I stopped there till eight or nine o'clock, and then went to Dugan's house in George-street, waited there sometime, and then went into a coffee-shop. At eleven o'clock we set off. Norton took a screw-driver, a chissel, and a knife. We got to Kensington about one o'clock. Dugan and Norton said I had better get over the wall, as I was stronger. Dugan lent me his handkerchief, as it would not shew so much as mine, being darker. Norton got over after me, and Dugan kept watch outside. We cut the back door open with the chisel and knife, and went into the kitchen; we took four aprons, a pair of boots, two shawls, and some table-cloths; we tied them up and gave them over to Dugan. We then cut a hole in the shop-door, and got the poker to wrench it open. I thought I heard some person up stairs - I took the glass-case and ran out - We threw it down in the garden, broke a pane of glass in it, and scrambled as much out as we could hold in our hands, and ran away. I let them fall in getting over the wall. I had the spoons in my pocket; we ran different ways, and I hid them in the church-yard. I met Norton, and while we were looking for Dugan, the watchmen took us.

Cross-examined. I never committed a robbery before; I gave information about a week after we were apprehended.

DAVID FAULKNER . I live in Holland-street, Kensington. The day before I heard of the robbery, I saw Evans by Mr. Wild's house, with the two prisoners; one of them turned back, and went into Mr. Wild's premises, and soon after returned to them.

Cross-examined. I have always been as sure of that as I am now. I will swear to Evans, but only know the other two by their clothes.

Court. Q. Can you swear, that these persons are the men - A. No.

WILLIAM SALMON . I am an officer, and apprehended Dugan.

NORTON'S Defence. My master told me to go to Blandford early in the morning. I went to the play the night before, and being fearful of oversleeping myself, I thought I would go as soon as the play was over. I met Evans, but do not know him. I happened to get into conversation with him, and the watchman took us.

DUGAN'S Defence. I can prove an alibi.

ANN CALLARD . I live in Buckeridge-street. Dugan lodged in my front room. On Monday, the 23rd of March, he was at home all the afternoon, and stopped in my room from six o'clock in the evening till ten o'clock the same night. There was a door between his room and mine. I was very ill that night, and could not go to sleep at all. The head of my bed is close to the wainscot between our rooms. I heard him cough several times in the night untill six o'clock in the morning. I saw him between seven and eight o'clock: he went out then; the door had not been opened all that time. I heard Dunn in his room also; they slept together.

Cross-examined by MR. WALYORD . I neither know Norton or Evans. I never saw them. I had a blister on, which kept me awake. I do not remember what I was doing that night. I might have been washing. I went to the Magistrate, and gave this account.

SAMUEL LACK . I was present when Dugan was examined. He said he could prove an alibi, and the last witness came to the office.

JOHN DUNN . I lodged with the prisoner, Dugan, and slept with him: he came to bed between ten and eleven o'clock at night. I locked the room door. I heard him cough several times in the night. I spoke to him between three and four o'clock in the morning. I heard her cough at 12 o'clock at night.

Cross-examined. Mrs. Callard was very ill that night.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18170416-26

563. THOMAS PARINGTON was indicted for, that he, on the 3d of February, in the 47th year of his Majesty's reign, was married to Nancy Hannah , spinster ; and, that he, afterwards, on the 9th of January , in the 56th year of his Majesty's reign, feloniously took to wife Maria Fatt , spinster , Nancy, his former wife, being then alive .

JOHN VIPOND . I am a shoe-maker, and live at Lancaster. In February, 1807, I was present at Kendal Church when he was married, by banns, to Nancy Hannah , spinster. I knew them before this period, and nine months after. They had lived together as man and wife. I then left Kendal, and they both remained there. I have seen her this day, and she is alive and well.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I heard he had been asked at Church. I told him I understood, that he had been prayed for. He said he was something better.

I said you have been asked at Church yesterday. He acknowledged he had. This was a fortnight before the marriage.

MR. ANDREWS. Q. Is it a Lancashire joke to ask people if they have been prayed for, when they are asked in church - A. It is. I gave her away.

JOHN SAMUEL COATES . I am a smith, and live in Gray's Inn-lane. I cannot swear to the prisoner, and am not able to say, that this is the man whom I went to Church with in last January.

Q. Did you ever go to more marriages than one - A. The man called himself Thomas Parker.

Q. Is not the prisoner the man with whom you went to Church, he calling himself Parker - A. It was a stouter man, but he resembles him in the face.

Q. Have you any doubt of it - A. No.

Q. How did you become acquainted with him - A. He used to come backwards and forwards to the place on Black-hill, where I worked, about once a week. I have seen him, perhaps, a dozen times, and drank with him at his house, and have been in company with him and Maria Fatt .

Q. How long have you known the man with whom you went to Church - A. Two years. I saw him at Bow-street. I believe the prisoner is the man.

Q. On your oath, is this the man or not - A. I cannot swear to him. I went to St. Dunstan's Church with him-and Mrs. Fatt. They afterwards lived on Back-hill. I saw Fatt go in there. I have seen Parker at the same house. They were married about ten o'clock in the morning.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I cannot swear, that the prisoner is the man.

MR. ANDREWS. Q. On your oath, do you believe the prisoner to be the man - A. I do.

Court. Q. On your solemn oath, how long have you known the man with whom you went to Church - A. Two years. He went to be married. I cannot say what month we were at Church. I frequently saw him afterwards.

Q. You saw him frequently both before and after the marriage, and yet do not know him - A. It was T. Parker.

Q. The prisoner - A. I do not know him: he is much thinner.

Q. Is there any other difference - A. No.

Q. His features are the same - A. He is not so fresh-coloured: that is all the difference, which is my only reason for doubting him.

Q.(Look at him.) Except for not having so much colour, and being thinner. What do you think of him - A. I have no doubt that he is the man.

JAMES BROOKER . I first knew the prisoner last year: he was then living in Holborn, with Maria Fatt; the woman to whom the prisoner was before married, is alive, and is here to-day.

REV. SAMUEL BURDER (holding the copy of the register of marriages.) It is my hand-writing, and a true copy. I have a perfect recollection of the marriage. To the best of my knowledge, the prisoner is the man.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-27

564. WILLIAM DOOLY was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of March , a 1l. Bank of England note, the property of John Gibson , from the person of Christiana Gibson .

CHRISTIANA GIBSON. I am the wife of John Gibson. On the 14th of March I was walking in the Minories with the prisoner: he took the note out of my hand, and put it into his pocket-book. I went down to Nightingale-lane, and found the prisoner in a public-house there. He lodged with me. I told him to come home: he said he was coming, and he would not give it me.

JOSEPH DANIELS . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody on the 16th of March. He said he had the note, but had spent it.

Prisoner's Defence. She gave me the note to take care of. I put it in my pocket-book, and walked on with her some distance afterwards. I then met a man, and went to a public-house with him, and got intoxicated. I changed the note, and did not mean to go home till I could pay her.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-28

565. CHARLES CHINNERY was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of February , 30lbs of paper, value 14s. , the goods of James Dede .

JAMES DEDE. I am a stationer , and live in Sun-street, Bishopsgate . On the 24th of February, as my boy was taking the paper from the door, he called me forward. I came and heard the cry of stop thief, and found the paper laying in the street a few doors further on.

GEORGE WOOD . I am Mr. Dede's errand boy. On the 24th of February, about six o'clock in the evening, as I was taking the pile of paper from the door, I saw the prisoner come and take a bundle off. I called my master. I pursued the prisoner, and collared him. I asked him what business he had with it, when he threw it down, and got away. I followed him, and only lost sight of him while he turned the corner. He was stopped. I am sure he is the man.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A woman was walking with me when the cry was raised.

MARY FRANCIC . My husband is a groom. I was passing up Sun-street with two children; the prisoner was before me: one of my children caught hold of his apron. I saw him pass the shop door: he did not touch any thing. When he was opposite the door, I told him not to touch my children. The alarm was given, and he ran with several men.

GEORGE WOOD . I am sure the prisoner is the man.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-29

566. WILLIAM SINGLETON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of March , 19 yards of flannell, value 15s. , the goods of John Stirtevant .

HENRY PITTS . I am shopman to Mr. Biddle, who lives in Bishopsgate-street , opposite Mr. Stirtevant's. On the 28th of March, I saw the prisoner and another man lurking about his shop. The other man took the flannell from the

pile on the step of the shop. The prisoner took his apron, and folded it round the flannell, and walked off with it. I seized him, and took it from him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-30

567. DIANNA YOUNG was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April , two window curtains, value 8s.; one vallance, value 7s.; four petticoats, value 16s.; one veil, value 10s.; two gowns, value 1l. 8s.; one shawl, value 2l.; one purse, value 3d.; and 8s. 6d.; in monies, the property of Charles Wadsworth , in his dwelling-house .

CHARLES WADSWORTH. I keep a house in Bishopsgate-street . I am a tea and coffee dealer . On the 3d of April, about half-past six o'clock in the evening, I was in the first floor-room; my wife gave me the key of the bedroom to take one of the children to bed, which is up another pair of stairs. When I was about half the way up stairs. I heard the bed-room door shut to, I went up, and found the prisoner in the room, shuffling a quantity of things towards the fire-place. I said what are you doing. I suppose you are going to take away every thing as well as my clothes, which you took before. Who let you in, and who is concerned with you? She answered, "you are mistaken. I am just come up; I only wanted a nurse." I asked her where she came from; she replied, that she came from Hammersmith, and then from Rateliff Highway; and, she had been to 34, Bishopsgate-street, to ask for a man of the name of Gardener; she also said, that they referred her to my residence. I told her, it was impossible. She next said, that the lady below sent her up stairs. I called the lady to come up, who keeps a shop on the ground-floor of my house. She came up, and the prisoner said, "you know me, Ma'am;" but the Lady said,"I know nothing of you." I told her she was concerned with somebody who knew my premises very well. I sent for an officer. She fell on her knees, and begged I would not; for she would expose the parties she was concerned with, but she was afraid her husband should know. I gave her in charge.

Court. Q. How came you to say, you are going to take every thing from me, as you did my clothes before. - A. I had lost a suit of clothes a short time before. I knew somebody must have been in my room with a key. I thought they would come again. I allude to the other robbery. The street door was frequently open. The room door was unlocked by somebody.

HARRIET WADSWORTH . I am the wife of Charles Wadsworth. My husband lets the house out: the ground floor is let out in two shops: the bed-room is up two pair of stairs; the rest of the house is let as counting-houses. My husband called me up; I found the prisoner in the room: she told me not to be frightened at seeing her, and wanted very much to take the child from me. I told her she had been taking my things out of my drawers (which were then lying in the hearth.) She said I had made a mistake, and had taken them out myself. She cried very much, and said she was sent by a fair young man. The next morning I found a key put between our two beds. I tried it with the lock of the drawer: it opened it. I lost the articles stated in the indictment; all of them were found on the hearth except the purse, which I did not miss till the next day. I never saw the prisoner before-nothing was taken out of the room.

RUTH LLOYD . I am a fruiterer, and lodge in the first floor of Wadsworth's house. I was called up into their bed-room, and found the prisoner there. The things laid on the ground in great confusion. She said she wanted to speak to Mrs. Lloyd. I told her my name was Lloyd, and that I never saw her before. I did not know her.

THOMAS RILEY . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody. I found 16s. or 17s. on her, and some copper.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It is a falsehood with respect to my taking the purse and money.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-31

568. CHARLES NELLER was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of March , one sack, value 3s. and two bushels of wheat, value 28s. , the goods of John Edwards .

JOHN EDWARDS . I am a farmer , and live at Harling, near Cranford-bridge . The prisoner was in my employ as a thrasher . I have been losing wheat for two or three months; the prisoner had lived half a year with me. I went to the mill, and found a bushel of wheat. I got a search warrant, and went to his house; I found a sack and a bushel of wheat in it. The prisoner had ground thirty bushels of wheat within the last year. As soon as I left off thrashing last year, he left off grinding. I began again last October, and he began grinding. I knew the sack to be mine.

JOHN COTTERELL . I am a constable. On the 13th of March I went to the prisoner's house, at Harling, with a search-warrant, and found a quantity of wheat in a sack below stairs. I found another sack near his bed room, marked J. Edwards. I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought it.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Confined Six Months , and Publicly Whipped at Harling .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-32

569. JANE WILD was indicted for the wilful murder of her male bastard child .

MARY WALSINGHAM. I lodged in the same house with the prisoner. I had observed she was pregnant, but never accused her of it. On Friday, the 21st of February, she was at breakfast in the landlady's room about twelve o'clock. At half-past two o'clock, I was fetched by White, and went to the room with her. The prisoner was

washing there. I said you was in the family way. She said, yes. I said, are you now? She answered, no. I asked her where her child was? She replied, she had got it. I insisted on knowing where it was, and she took me up into her room, and turned the pillow and bolster back, and took the child up in her arms: it had a cap on, a flannell round its body, and a handkerchief tied round its mouth. I said, "you hussey, you have murdered it;" she said she had not, and appeared flurried. I asked her what the handkerchief was tied round its mouth for; she told me it was to keep its jaw from falling. I then informed her that was not the way. She took it off; it was tied, three times round, a little above the mouth. I do not know whether it was loose or not: the handkerchief was not wet. I went for the parish officer. The child was warm when I saw it-it was quite clean. She called herself a married woman. My room is two pair of stairs above her's. I could not hear any noise.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. She confessed that she had been in the family way without hesitation, and shewed me the child directly. It is usual to tie up the jaw of a dead person. The prisoner bore a very good character.

ELIZA WHITE . On the 21st of February, I slept in the next room to the prisoner. If a child had cried in the night I must have heard it - I did not. I saw the prisoner about one o'clock in the afternoon; she had been poorly for sometime. About ten o'clock, I asked her if she would help me to wash - She said she was poorly. I went into her room again; she was in bed; she got up and had breakfast. I went into her room about two o'clock, and experienced an unpleasant smell. She was washing in my room. In consequence of what my mother said to me, I looked under her pillow and bolster, and saw the child's head. I went away, and afterwards went into the room with Mrs. Walsingham-the prisoner shewed her the child. The account Mrs. Walsingham has given is correct. The child had no marks of violence on it. I knew nothing about the handkerchief, for I was frightened, and ran out of the room. When she was accused of the murder, she ran through our room with her bonnet and shawl on, and a bundle in her hands. I stopped her; she said she was going away, because they said she had murdered the child.

Cross-examined. The child looked quite composed-there was no distortion of features.

JOHN POVAH . I am an overseer of the parish of St. Andrew and St. George. On Friday, the 21st of February, about four o'clock, White fetched me to the house; I took Mr. Taylor with me. About six o'clock in the evening, I took the prisoner to the workhouse; on our way there, I asked her why she had tied the handkerchief round the child's neck; she said, to keep its jaw from falling. I asked her what time she delivered herself; she said, between five and six o'clock, and that she heard the watchman call half past five. I asked her if it cried - She said it did not.

MR. JAMES TAYLOR. I am surgeon and apothecary to the Parish. I accompanied Mr. Povah to the house, and carefully examined the child externally. The flannel and cap were taken off before me; there was no appearance whatever of injury, nor any marks of violence on its face and neck. If a handkerchief had been tied round its throat to destroy it, I should suppose it would have shown symptoms by which I should have known it. I carefully examined the body internally-there was nothing that denoted violence. From the state of the lungs, I considered that it never could have breathed - They were collapsed. Mr. Vincent saw it after me.

Cross-examined. The lungs appeared never to have been inflated.

MR. JOHN VINCENT . I am a surgeon of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Mr. Taylor's opinion perfectly agrees with mine; it is my opinion, that the functions of respiration had never been duly performed-the child could not have been born alive.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood.

Reference Number: t18170416-33

570. CHARLES VERNEY and CHARLOTTE DEXTER were indicted for stealing, on the 1st of April , six decanters, value 9s.; thirty-nine glasses, value 26s.; one pair of salts, value 4s.; two cruets, value 1s.; one china bowl, value 6s.; six cups and saucers, value 5s.; four mugs, value 7s.; and one tea-pot, value 1s., the property of William Hammond , in his dwelling-house .

HANNAH HAMMOND . I live at the One Tun in the Strand . On the 1st of April, two men and a woman came into my parlour, and had some beer. The woman had an empty basket; no other persons were in the room. They staid there nearly two hours, during which time, the woman went out four or five times with the basket, and came in again-the men remained in the room; one of them went out and came in again. At last, they paid their reckoning, and the woman went out first with the basket; the men followed-this was a little after two o'clock. I had the key of the cupboard in my pocket. In the evening, a friend came to tea with me; I went to the cupboard, which was in the room where they were, and missed the articles stated in the indictment. It must have been opened with a false key. The prisoner, Charlotte Dexter , was the woman; I knew her before, by her coming backwards and forwards. Verney is also one of the men.

JOSEPH RAWLEY . I live at the One Tun. I saw the prisoners go out; the woman went out three or four times. I am sure the prisoners are two of them.

SARAH ROBINSON . I am servant at the One Tun. I took a pint of beer into them. Dexter had the basket, and went out with it - I knew them before, and knew where they lived.

JOHN WATSON . I am a constable. I went to John Dexter's lodging in Charles-court, Strand (he is not in custody) on the 4th of April, in company with Pike-the prisoner, Charles Dexter , was there. We found a goblet on the shelf, and a decanter-stopper on the top shelf in the cupboard - I produce them.

PIKE. I was with Robinson - He has spoken correctly.

HANNAH HAMMOND . I knew the stopper by a dent in it-the goblet is also mine; it is cracked.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18170416-34

571. MARY TURVEY was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of March , seven coats, value 6l., and two pair of

breeches, value 20s. the goods of Dennis Leonard , in the dwelling-house of Robert Gilbert .

DENNIS LEONARD . I lodge in Belton-street, Long-acre , with Mr. Gilbert. On the 20th of March last, I went out in the morning with my father; I returned at twelve, and found my box broken open, and the articles stated in the indictment gone; we left my mother at home, but she was gone out. I found the door shut, but not locked. I was going to the Cross Keys, In Bolton-street, with some goods, about half past eleven o'clock, and saw the prisoner within about twenty yards of my lodging, with a bundle. I did not suspect her, but when I found I had been robbed, I went to look for her - I could not find her at her lodgings. On the 23d of March she was taken up.

JOHN SKEFFINGTON . I am a constable. On the 23d of March, I took the prisoner in King-street, Seven-dials, a woman pointed her out to me, and charged her with the robbery - I asked where the man was who had been robbed; we followed her, and met Leonard - He gave her in charge.

WILLIAM CRAWLEY . I am a patrol. I went with Leonard to Collier's lodgings, and found some of his clothes, which he claimed.

WILLIAM STUBBING . I am shopman to Mr. Collins, pawnbroker, in Long-acre. I have a suit of clothes, which were pledged in the name of Moore, Belton-street, by a woman, for 1l. I do not know who it was.

ROBERT JAQUES . I am shopman to Mr. Plein, pawnbroker, Long-acre. I have a great coat, which was pledged with me in the name of Moore, Earl-street, - it was not the prisoner.

JULIANA LEONARD . I went out at seven o'clock that morning, after my son and husband were gone. I returned at half past ten o'clock, and found all safe - I then laid down on the bed and went to sleep. The prisoner told me she had robbed us, on purpose to be transported after her brother.

WILLIAM CRAWLEY . I heard the prisoner say, she wanted to be transported, to be with her brother. She told me to take care of myself when I was on duty, or I should have a bayonet run through me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood.

Reference Number: t18170416-35

572. WILLIAM NEWPORT was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , in the dwelling-house of William Beer , one pair of breeches, value 1l.; one pair of boots, value 18s.; and one coat, value 2l. the property of William Barker -two waistcoats, value 13s.; three pair of stockings, value 3s.; one handkerchief, value 1s.; two bank tokens, value 6s., and two bank notes, value 1l. each, the goods, money, and property of Matthew Timbert .

MATTHEW TIMBERT . On the 25th of March I lodged with Mr. Beer, who lives at the Phoenix, in Marybone . I missed the articles stated in the indictment out of my box, which was in my bed-room; they were locked up-the prisoner lived in the same room with me - He slept there the night before they were taken; he did not sleep there afterwards-but came back again in four days.

-BARKER. On the 25th of March, I slept in the same room with the last witness. I missed my things at the same time-the prisoner did not sleep there after we missed them.

BENJAMIN JOHNSTON . I am a groom. On the 25th of March, at night, the prisoner came down to the stables to me, and offered me a waistcoat for 3s.; he said he had two more - I did not buy any. He pulled out a Windsor bank note - I saw it was torn a little. He said, the Bank was stopped, and he could not pass it.

THOMAS SMITH . I am servant to Mr. Beer. On the 25th of February, I saw the prisoner go out with two large bundles, about four o'clock in the afternoon.

WILLIAM MACLIN . The prisoner is a soldier - He was absent from duty on the 25th of February.

J.C. WILLIAMS. I am a constable. I took the prisoner into custody at the stables.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18170416-36

573. SAMUEL CHAPMAN and EDWARD JONES were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Ilbery , about three in the afternoon of the 28th of March (Ann, the wife of the said James Ilbery, and others of his family being therein), and stealing twenty-five quires of writing-paper, value 20s., the property of the said James Ilbery .

JAMES ILBERY . I live in Titchfield-street, Marybone . On the 28th of March I had been out. The officer brought me a bundle of paper, which had been lost about three or four o'clock - I knew it to be mine; it had my writing on it. I was out from three to half past six o'clock.

JOSEPH BURY . I am a constable. On the 28th of March I saw the two prisoners, with another boy, in Wardour-street; I watched them - I saw the other boy go into several shops. I watched them altogether as far as Oxford-street. At the corner of Market-street I missed them, and saw them again cross Wardour-street; the prisoner, Chapman, then had a bundle under his arm in a cloth - I laid hold of him, and told Wright, who was with me, to secure the other, which he did. I asked Chapman what was in the cloth - He said, he did not know. I gave him to Wright, and took the paper about, to find out who it belonged to. I went into Mr. Ilbery's, and found no person in the shop; I made a noise, and a lady came up. Mr. Ilbery afterwards came home and claimed it.

JOHN WRIGHT . I was with Bury - He has spoken correctly. (Property produced and sworn to.)

CHAPMAN'S Defence. I picked it up.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood .

Reference Number: t18170416-37

574. WILIAM RAINES was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of March , two silver candlesticks, value 5l.; one silver snuffers-stand, value 10s. 6d.; and one pair of snuffers, value 5s., the property of Gregory William Lord Say and Sele , in his dwelling-house .

MATTHEW BOYLE . I am butler to Lord Say and Sele, who lives in Lower Berkeley-street, Berkeley-square , in the parish of Marybone. On the 30th of March, I went to the water-closet in the front area, and saw the prisoner going up the area steps. Observing something under his apron, I ran after him - He ran across the road; I laid hold of him, and asked him what he had got under apron-he

said,"It is all right - I have nothing but this, if you will forgive me." I told him it was too late, and secured him. I found he had got two silver candlesticks, and a pair of silver snuffers and stand - They are worth more than 15l. altogether. I gave him in custody to Wright.

MICHAEL WRIGHT . I took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . DEATH . Aged 15.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18170416-38

575. WILLIAM BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , one waistcoat, value 6s., the property of William John Dyer , privately in his shop .

ANN DYER . I am the wife of William John Dyer , who is a salesman , and lives in Rosemary-lane . On the 15th of April, the prisoner came into the shop with another man, and looked at several coats, up stairs in our wareroom; he did not buy any, but said he would tell his father where there was one that he liked. As he was going out, my shopman told me he thought he had something under his coat - He went out, and brought back a waistcoat which I had seen in the shop just before he came in.

THOMAS BACON . I am shopman to Mr. Dyer. The prisoner came into the shop to buy a coat. As he was going out, I saw something concealed under his coat - I followed him, secured him, and took the waistcoat from him. He immediately struck me, and I gave him in charge.

JOHN STEANING . I took the prisoner in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY Aged 19.

Of stealing, but not privately.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood .

Reference Number: t18170416-39

576. DENNIS KELLY and CHARLOTTE BRIANT were indicted for feloniously assaulting John Ward on the 18th of February , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 11s. 6d. in monies numbered, and seven 1l. bank notes, his property .

JOHN WARD. I am a mariner . On the 18th of February last, I was at Drury-lane Theatre. I came away before ten o'clock, and met two women, the prisoner, Briant, was one of them, and Eleanor Hiet was the other. They asked me to treat them. I went to a public-house, and gave them some gin-that was all we had there - I am sure Briant was one of them. We then went to another public-house and had supper - We drank a pot of beer at supper, but nothing else. We then took a coach; which I ordered to drive to Whitechapel; they got in with me-the coach drove to Old-street , St. Luke's-the women took me to a house, up two pair of stairs; I there gave Hiet a 1s. 6d. piece to get some gin - She fetched it, and said she met two men, who made her spill the greatest part of it. I went to bed; the prisoner, Briant, said she was sick, and went down stairs - She came up again. E. Hiet remained in the room, and Briant said she was sick, and went down again. After she was gone, two men came up-Hiet put out the light as they came up. It was moon-light, and said I could see, by a light from an opposite window, who came into the room; I saw the two men come-in I am certain that the prisoner, Kelly, is one of them. He took my clothes from me, and took seven 1l. notes out of my pocket, and gave them to John Hiet to count, and he took them to the window and counted them. I had seven 1l. notes in my waistcoat pocket, and 11s. 6d. in silver. John Hiet said I should not lose them. I put my clothes on and followed them down stairs-they ran away. I did not like to leave the house, for fear I should forget it. I went to a house on the opposite side, and they let me in. I went to the watch-house, and told Burchill - I have recovered two of my notes. I am sure the two prisoners are the persons.

Cross-examined by MR. CERWOOD. Kelly took the money - I tried to keep my money. The other man had a knife in his hand. There was a candle on the other side of the way, which shone through the windows - I could see clearly.

THOMAS VANN . I am a constable. On the night of the 18th of February, Burchill gave me information of the robbery. I went with him on the morning of the 19th, and apprehended John Hiet and Eleanor Hiet , and found four 1l. notes in John Hiet's fob, 11s. in silver, and some copper. After Eleanor Hiet was discharged, I learned that the two prisoners lived in Ball-alley, Golden-lane, and went there, on the 28th of February, with Burchill - We found the prisoners and another man up one pair of stairs. I told the prisoner, Kelly, what I wanted him for; the prisoner, Briant, immediately took the candle off the table, and went to the other side of the room - I went after her to prevent her from putting it out, and Kelly opened the window, and threw himself into the street. We got down as soon as possible, and took him in Golden-lane - He was running, and had fallen down; we seized him, but found nothing on him-this was ten days after the robbery - We had left Briant in the room; we took her about five o'clock in the same room. She said she had none of the money at all, and that Kelly was at home when we took Hiet. She said Kelly told her not to go home, as she would be hanged for robbing the sailor. She said she was ill, and knew nothing of the robbery.

Cross-examined. Briant did not abscond.

EDWARD BURCHILL . I am a headborough of St. Luke's. Vaun has spoken correctly. After the robbery, I searched the house, and found the prosecutor's stocking.

JOHN WARD re-examined. Briant was to sleep all night with me, but she was sick, and went away. I do not think that she knew any thing of the robbery.

KELLY'S Defence. When the officer came up, he took out a pistol; I thought they were going to murder me, which made me get out of window.

KELLY - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 47.

BRIANT- NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18170416-40

577. CHARLES PRICE was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of March , two shoes, value 6s. 6d., the property of John Bartlett , privately in his shop .

THOMAS BARTLETT . I am shopman to John Bartlett, who is a shoemaker , and lives in High-street, St. Giles's . On the 17th of March, the prisoner came into the shop, and looked at several pairs of shoes; he asked the price of a pair - I told him 7s.6d.; he offered me 4s. I was attending to two more customers, and told him to go about his business - He went away. One of the customers wished

to look at a pair which the prisoner had tried on, and I missed two pair of shoes; he had not been gone five minutes. I went after him, and caught him in High-street, about twenty yards from the shop. I found the two odd shoes in his breeches - I did not see him take them. I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to).

Prisoner's Defence. I was intoxicated.

GUILTY . Aged 69.

Of stealing to the value of 4s. 10d. only.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood .

Reference Number: t18170416-41

578. WILLIAM DRACAS and GEORGE WILSON were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , one pocket handkerchief, value 2s., the property of Henry Pater , from his person .

MR. HENRY PATER. I am a merchant , and live in Lombard-street. On the 25th of March, between six and seven o'clock in the evening, as I was going up Holborn-hill , some person called me, and I missed my handkerchief from my right-hand coat-pocket; I turned round, and he produced the handkerchief, which I knew to be mine.

WILLIAM SMITH . I live in Coppice-row. On the 25th of March, I was with Mr. Thompson, coming down Holborn-hill, and observed the two prisoners following a gentleman, and attempting his pocket. They kept close to him, till he got to the Swan Inn, Holborn-bridge; they stopped at the corner of the inn gate for ten minutes - They then came back again, and followed Mr. Pater; Wilson attempted Mr. Pater's pocket - They were both together - We followed them to the corner of Field-lane, and then Dracas took a handkerchief out of Mr. Pater's right-hand coat-pocket. We then collared them. Wilson said,"Dracas have you got it." On turning round, I saw the handkerchief in Dracas's right hand. We had followed them for a quarter of an hour.

THOMAS THOMPSON . I am a constable. On the 25th of March, I was coming down Holborn-hill, and saw the two prisoners following a gentleman, who was going towards Cheapside. They attempted his pocket, and followed him to the Swan-inn gateway - They stood there a few minutes, and Mr. Pater came by; they immediately followed him. Wilson first attempted his pocket. Just before they got to Field-lane there was a crowd-Wilson left the pocket, Dracas slipped in, and Wilson closed in to hide him. I saw his arms move - I collared him, and told Mr. Pater he had lost his handkerchief. He said, "if it is mine, I have the fellow one in my pocket." He produced one, which exactly matched it.

MR. PATER. I had two handkerchiefs in my pocket - I missed one.

DRACAS'S Defence. I picked it up.

WILSON'S Defence. The officer said, if I would say I saw Dracas take it, he would let me go.

THOMAS THOMPSON . I said nothing of the kind.

DRACAS - GUILTY . Aged 28.

WILSON - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-42

579. EDWARD JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of March , four pocket handkerchiefs, value 10s., and one neck handkerchief, value 2s. , the goods of Hugh Jones and Henry Fearon .

HENRY FEARON . I am a linen-draper , and am in partnership with Hugh Jones - We live in Gracechurch-street . The prisoner lived servant with us five weeks; I asked him to let me see his box, he did not object. I found four silk handkerchiefs in one of his coat pockets; they were not hemmed. He said he had brought them from Bolton - He came from Bolton; I only knew them by the pattern. I found a neck handkerchief at Mrs. Daws's, which had our private mark on it; it was neither hemmed nor washed - He said he brought that from Bolton also; it had my handwriting on it. I did not sell it to him-there is a shop in the neighbourhood, which use the same private mark as ourselves.

ELIZA DAWS . I am a laundress. The prisoner gave me a neck handkerchief to hem for him; Mr. Fearon. claimed it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I brought it with me from Bolton.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-43

580. JOHN BRYAN was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of March , one pocket-book, value 1s.; one 30l., and two 5l. bank notes, the property of William Shorten , in the dwelling-house of Isaac Lawton Marsh .

WILLIAM SHORTEN . I have an apartment in Bull-inn-yard, Bishopsgate ; Mr. Marsh rents the house. About one o'clock in the morning, I was called up by a fire breaking out there. I saw my pocket-book safe the night before. I went to my office desk, unlocked the door and desk, and took out a pocket-book that had some property in it - I did not then think of the pocket-book which had the 30l. in it. I left the door open, and returned again in about an hour, and found my desk broken open and the pocket-book gone. My office is part of the inn-the same gates enclose the dwelling-house and my office. When I took my pocket-book up at night, it had a 30l. and two 5l. notes in it, and a memorandum of the Lynn coach account. The number of the 30l. note was 7079. I did not take the numbers of the others.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I took the numbers before I lost the note. I believe Mr. Waldegrave rents part of the inn; he is a joint proprietor of it; my pocket-book was just under his premises-he sleeps there. Mr. Marsh lives at Norwich, and lets the tavern and lodging part to Waldegrave. I produce the note.

ANGUS CAMERON . I am a publican, and live in Queen-street, Tower-hill. On the 9th of March, at two o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came and had a pot of beer at my house, and tendered me a 30l. note to change. I stopped him, as I suspected him. I asked him if he had not got change, as I could not change it - He said he had not. I sent for an officer, who searched him, and found three 1l. notes, 16s.6d. in silver, and 5d. in copper on him.

CHARLES CHURCHYARD . I am clerk to Messrs. Curries and Co. I paid a 30l. note, No. 7079, dated the 9th of October, 1816, to a person of the name of Short (I must have taken the name of Short for Shorten, by mistake.

WILLIAM SHORTEN . That is the note that I lost.

THOMAS HARRISON . I am an officer. I took charge of the prisoner - he said he found the note in Bishopsgate-street at three o'clock that morning at the fire. I searched him - He threw his jacket on the table, and I found three 1l. notes and a memorandum of coachmen's wages; I also found 16s. 6d. in silver, in the coat-pocket, and 5d. in copper.

WILLIAM SHORTEN . That is the memorandum I spoke of; it was in my pocket-book.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Of stealing only. Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-44

581. JOHN HAWKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of March , eight sacks, value 16s. and thirty-two bushels of malt, value 17l., the goods of John Earl , in a barge upon the Navigable River Thames.

JOHN EARL . I am a barge-master , living at Kingston. On the 11th of March, I had a barge laden with malt. I saw the malt put into the barge: it was in sacks which had my name on them. I gave it into the care of James Hubbard , James Horne , and John Horrod . The malt was covered with a tarpauling. I should know it again: it was of a particular colour, for Reid and Co. for whom it was sent. The barge was to go to Hawkes's Wharf , which is between Blackfriars-bridge and the Temple.

JAMES HORNE. I am in the employ of Mr. John Earl . On the 11th of March I received a cargo of malt for Messrs. Reid and Co. Hubbard and Horrod were with me in the barge. We arrived at Hawkes's Wharf about half-past six o'clock at night: it was then light. I and Horrod went on shore, and left Hubbard on board. We returned on board at half-past eight o'clock, and found every thing safe. Hubbard went on shore about nine o'clock, and returned at about a quarter before one o'clock in the morning. About twenty minutes before twelve o'clock I thought I heard somebody stepping on the fore part of the barge where part of the malt was stowed. I called out"Shinah," meaning Hubbard. I then went and walked on the top of the bulk, and heard somebody about fifteen yards off. I walked round the bulk, and found every thing safe. (We pack the malt so that we can tell whether there is a sack missing.) I returned into the cabin, and the tide having left the barge, I thought there was no danger. About twenty minutes before one o'clock Hubbard came on board, and said the barge had been robbed. Horrod and myself went and walked round the bulk, and missed four sacks of malt out of the midship of the barge. We returned to the cabin, and in the morning, at daylight, I missed four more sacks from the starboard side; the tarpauling was put over again: they might have been taken before, but I did not miss them. We missed, in all, eight sacks, consisting of thirty-two bushels. My master's name was on the sacks; they were new and fresh marked. I saw four of them about a week after in the possession of the officer, and believed them to be the same.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I cannot positively say, that they were the same sacks, but am sure they were my master's.

JOHN HORROD. I have heard Horne examined. He has spoken correctly: they were all right when we went on shore. Between twelve and one o'clock we missed four sacks that lay outside; they would be the most convenient to take from the outside of the barge; the others were taken from close forward (outside.) It was high water about five o'clock that afternoon; the barge was on dry land when we missed them; the water had left her three hours.

JAMES HUBBARD . I arrived at the wharf with the barge. I missed the sacks, and saw them afterwards in the hands of the officer.

Cross-examined. The barge was a-ground, and the water had left her.

JAMES HORNE re-examined. Whoever took the malt, must have come from the river-side of the barge by water: they were taken from the water-side of the barge.

Cross-examined. The barge laid on one side, and a causeway on the other. The barge was about ten yards from the causeway: its head was towards the wharf, and its stern towards the river: there might be twenty yards distance between the barge and the water at the time it was low water.

JOHN HORROD . At the time when I missed the four sacks, no part of the barge was on the water: the tide was then coming up; the barge had been a-ground about three hours: there was not water enough for a man to come up to her with a boat.

JOSEPH FARRANT. I am a corn-chandler, and live in James-street, Covent-garden. On the 13th of March last the prisoner came to me, (he was a stranger to me before), and asked me whether I was a buyer of malt. He said he had some which he wanted to sell for a relation of his of the name of Hawkins, of Alton, in Hampshire. I asked him to show me a sample; he produced a sample in a bag, but not in a regular sample bag. From the appearance of the malt, I knew it would not answer my purpose. He pressed me very much to buy it. I asked him the price; he said, "three, three." I told him I did not understand him, and asked him if he meant 33s. or 3l. 3s. He said, "three guineas." I told him the malt would not suit me. He then desired me to name a price. I told him I did not like the malt; but if I was inclined to be a buyer, I could not give more than 56s. for it; he was going towards the door, and then returned and said, it was a very low price; but if I liked to have it, I should. I asked him where it laid. He told me it laid at Greenwich, but he would cart it to my premises, provided I would give him the money for it, and he would bring it the next morning at seven o'clock. He said he had four quarters of it, (that is, eight sacks.) In consequence of what had passed, I gave information at Bow-street.

Cross-examined. It is an unusual kind of malt.

Q. If it had been malt that did suit you, what would you have given for it - A. I would have given 4l. for it.

HARRY ADKINS . I am an officer. On Friday, March 14th, I went to Mr. Farrant's house about seven o'clock in the morning. The prisoner came there about that time: he had a cart and horse with him, and four quarters of malt, in eight sacks. A man of the name of Edward Thomas camewith the cart. One or two of the sacks had a name on them. When he had delivered it, and was

going to receive the money, I told him I was an officer, and must know something more about it. I asked him from whom he received the malt: he said, from a man of the name of Hawkins, of Alton, in Hampshire. I asked him if he had received any directions for the sale of it. He said he had received a letter. I asked him to produce it. He seemed agitated, and said he had not brought it with him, but that it was at his place at Portpool-lane. I inquired of him where he had brought the malt from that day. He replied, that he had brought it from his place in Portpool-lane. I asked him what price he was to sell it at. He said his relation was very much distressed, and in consequence he was to get as much as he could for it. He did not mention the number of the house. We secured him. I went back with Thomas (who had come with the cart), to Portpool-lane: he took me to a house which, he said, was the prisoner's. I found nothing there. I could see no place there where eight sacks of malt could be stowed.

Cross-examined. I did not know that the prisoner lived there untill he told me. I understood him to say, that he had brought it from his house in Portpool-lane. He said he had brought it from Portpool-lane.

STEPHEN TANNER . I accompanied Adkins to Mr. Farrant's, and saw the malt delivered. I heard Adkins question him. He said he had it from Hawkins (a namesake of his), who lived at Alton, in Hampshire. He said he had brought it from his own house in Portpool-lane.

EDMUND THOMAS . I am a labourer, and live in Portpool-lane; the prisoner also keeps a house in Portpool-lane. About the 13th of March, he called on me, a little after five o'clock on a Friday morning (I mean the morning he was taken up), he said he wanted my master's cart, and horse, and me, to go with him to the other side of Westminster bridge - We went over the bridge; the prisoner then got out of the cart, and a man came and spoke to him-it was quite dark; another man came to me, and said, "come along with me." I went to the water-side with him, he told me to back the cart to an old barge that was there - I did so, and two men, who were in the barge, threw the sacks into the cart - I believe there were eight sacks; they then told me to go away. I took the cart to the place where the prisoner got out, and found him there, ready to receive me; we then went to Mr. Farrant's, James-street, Covent-garden - We did not go to Portpool-lane first; we found Adkins, and the other officer there; I afterwards shewed them where the prisoner lived in Portpool-lane.

Cross-examined. We went about thirty or forty yards from the bridge to load the cart, and came back to the prisoner. - I knew him before, and have carried coals for him; he was not present when the men threw the malt in.

SILVESTER DRAKE. On the 15th of March, I was working at the Waterloo bridge, and found four sacks there, it was between nine and ten o'clock in the morning - They were rolled together, and tied round - They had the name of "John Earl," upon them, in black and red; they were very wet, and appeared to have been in the water sometime, and to have had either barley or malt in them. I gave them to Horrod, for Mr. Earl.

MR. EARL re-examined. I had no other sacks marked in this way, except what was at Kingston, and what were in the barge. I believe them to be the same that the malt was put into - They have had malt in them. I produce them, and a sample of the malt, which I have taken from my bulk.

HARRY ADKINS . I produce a sample of the malt which I took out of the sacks, that the prisoner brought to Mr. Farrant.

MR. EARL. I have compared them, and they tally; and are of the same bulk - They correspond. Such malt as this is worth from 80s. to 90s. per quarter; it is worth about 80s.

JAMES HORNE re-examined. The malt is coloured this way for Reid and Co. only. The causeway went further into the river than the barge; the barge would have been afloat at high-water-her stern was towards the river.

Prisoner's Defence. About five weeks before I was taken, I was at a public-house, and a man came in and said, he had a man who sold corn for him, and asked me if I would sell some for him; he said it came from Alton, in Hampshire, from a man of the name of Hawkins, who was in trouble. He brought me a sample, and said he had four quarters of it. - I agreed with Farrant to buy it; the man came to me to know if I had sold it, when he told me to borrow some sacks, and I borrowed two of Mr. Baker. He desired me to bring a cart to the foot of Westminster-bridge, which I did, and a man came out, and told me to wait till he loaded the cart.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 53.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-45

582. SARAH HOWELL was indicted for feloniously and knowingly having a forged Bank of England note in her custody and possession .

To which Indictment the Prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-46

583. MARTHA THATCHER was indicted for the like offence .

The Prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-47

584. SUSAN COURTNEY was indicted for the like offence .

The Prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-48

585. MICHAEL FORD was indicted for the like offence .

The Prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-49

586. JAMES BUTLER was indicted for feloniously and knowingly having a forged Bank of England note in his custody and possession .

The Prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-50

587. ALEXANDER MARCUS was indicted for the like offence .

The Prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-51

588. NESSEN JACOBSON was indicted for the like offence.

The Prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-52

589. SARAH HOWELL and MARIA THATCHER were indicted for forgery .

MR. REYNOLDS, on the part of the prosecution, declined offering any evidence.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-53

590. SUSAN COURTNEY was indicted for the like offence .

No Evidence. NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-54

591. JOHN COOPER was indicted for the like offence .

No Evidence. NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-55

592. ALEXANDER MARCUS and NESSEN JACOBSON were indicted for the like offence .

No Evidence. NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-56

593. SUSAN DAY was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of March , one frock body, value 2s. and six pieces of lace value 12s. , the goods of Charles Marshall .

MARY MARSHALL . I am the wife of Charles Marshall, who is a haberdasher , living in Sidney's-alley, Leicester-square . The prisoner was our servant : she had lived about a week with us. On the 9th of March I found some lace and a frock body in a piece of paper on the kitchen dresser. I asked the prisoner how she came by them. She said her sister gave them to her the evening before. I told her she must have taken them out of the shop. I next enquired of her where she obtained the frock body, when she replied, that she had worked it at school. I told her it was mine. She then confessed, that she had taken it out of the box in the shop. She was a servant of all work.

JOHN WHITE . I took the prisoner into custody. She confessed taking the lace.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it among the rubbish which I swept out of the shop. The shopwoman told me never to give her things which I found, before my mistress, as she would blame her.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-57

594. DANIEL CONNER was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of March , one watch, value 4l.; one key, value 10s.; and one seal, value 10s., the property of Robert Sweet , in the dwelling-house of Mary Sweet .

ROBERT SWEET . I live with Mrs. Sweet at Brentford . On the 18th of March, about six o'clock in the evening, as I returned home, I saw the prisoner come out of the house. I put my head into the room, and missed my watch from over the mantle-piece. He ran till I over-took him by the water-side.

FRANCIS COLEMAN . I am brother to the last witness. The prisoner came into the house about a quarter before six o'clock, and asked me how I did, and when my brother would be at home. I told him at half-past six o'clock. I looked at the watch, and perceived it was then near six o'clock. He looked at it, and observed it was six o'clock. I had seen him two or three times before. He said he would call at half-past six o'clock, and went out. I went up stairs to my mother; as I came down, I heard a footstep come in the house and go out. I came down, and found my brother there, who asked me where the watch was: it was gone.

CHARLES HALL . On the 18th of March I saw a crowd by the Brentford canal about half-past six o'clock: they were diving for the watch. I went in, and raked it up.

JONAH BALLY . On the 18th of March I saw the prisoner by the canal. He put his hand into his pocket, and took out a watch. I saw the ribbon: he threw it into the canal. I described the place, and Hall raked it out.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood.

Reference Number: t18170416-58

596. PETER SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of March , two pair of shoes, value 18s., the property of John Hasler , privately in his shop .

JOHN HASLER. I am a shoemaker , and live at East Smithfield . On the 8th of March, about ten o'clock at night, I saw a man go out of my shop. I did not see him in the shop. He ran off - I pursued him, and called out stop thief. I afterwards saw my shoes in Mr. Goslin's hands. My servant serves in the shop. He is not here.

JAMES GOSLIN . I heard the alarm - I saw a man running - I pursued him-The shoes fell at my feet.

JAMES SYMMONDS. I am a patrol. I saw the prisoner come down the steps of Mr. Hasler's shop - I pursued him; he turned up Lock-alley - I lost sight of him, and found him standing in Cartwright-square - I knew him before - I am sure he is the man.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Of stealing, but not privately.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18170416-59

596. ELIZABETH WATSON , MARTHA SMITH , MARY ANN WILLIAMS , and HANNAH LEVY were indicted for feloniously assaulting John Thrale on the 17th of February , and putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 2l.; one seal, value 2s.; and two keys, value 1s., his property .

JOHN THRALE . I keep a green-grocer's shop at Hackney. On the 17th of February, about nine o'clock at night, I met the prisoner, Smith. I went with her to a court in Whitechapel - I had been drinking, but knew what I was about. I did not like the appearance of the place, and wanted to go out - She wanted some gin - I said I had no money - She said I should not go out till I either paid for the room or treated her-she had locked the door - She opened the door, and three more women rushed in-Watson was one of them-she said, pay me for the room - I refused-all four of them closed round me - I held my watch ribbon - They tried to get it-one of them said, "it is of no use-down with him." They laid me flat on my back-one held my legs, the other my arms, and another my mouth, while the fourth took my watch from my fob. Three of them then got away. I caught hold of the other, but she escaped also. I called out stop thief, and murder. She struck me several times on my mouth, and knocked me down. I was covered with blood (it was in a dark court.) One woman came to my assistance. I gave information at the watch-house. I do not know the other two prisoners. She did not force me into the room - She asked me to sit down - I refused, and she pushed me down - She would not let me go. I went willingly with her.

Q. Did you not swear before the Magistrate, that she forced you into the room against your will - A. Yes, she asked me to come with her.

RACHAEL BOLT. I live in George-court, Wentworth-street , which is the same court. About nine o'clock I heard the cry of murder. I live next door to the house. I went down, and saw the prosecutor holding the prisoner, Williams, who goes by the name of Poll Chapman. She lived on the first floor in that house. She said, let me go. I have not robbed you. He said, you are one of them. I went to get the patrol, but could not. I returned, and saw her throw him down, and run away. I afterwards got the watchman - He went to the house with me, and we found the door locked. Before that, I went into the room, and got the prosecutor's hat and umbrella out. The hat was on the table, and the umbrella in the corner.

MARY SOLOMON. I lived in George-court, Brick-lane, at that time. I heard the cry of murder. I went out with a light, and saw the prisoner, Williams, run out of the door of the house where the robbery was committed. I lifted the man up - He was bleeding very fast.

PATRICK DUFF . I am a patrol. The prosecutor and Bolt came up to me about nine o'clock, and he said he had been beaten and robbed. Bolt said she knew them. We went to look for the prisoners, but could not find them. The next morning, Watson, Smith and Williams, were brought to the watch-house. I found the prisoner, Levy, standing at the watch-house bars talking with the prisoners. One of them asked her where the key of her door was; she said somebody had got it, but I could not hear what name. One of them said, "what have you done with the watch." She said, "I have sold it, to be sure." There was nobody else in the watch-house. She turned round, and saw me, and I took her. Cokely was with me.

ABRAHAM COKELY . I heard the prisoner, Levy, talking with the other prisoners, through the bars. One of them said, "where is the watch," and the other replied, it was sold. It was between twelve and one o'clock before they were examined.

JOHN BARN . The prosecutor brought the prisoners to the watch-house in the morning.

FRANCES SOLOMON . I heard the cry of murder. I ran out, and saw the prisoner, Williams, run from the house.

WILLIAMS'S Defence. I was not in Whitechapel all night.

MARTHA SMITH . I was with Williams, and supped with her.

NATHANAEL NATHAN. I am a headborough. Bolt has now said she lived where the robbery was committed. She has lived within five doors of me for the last eight or nine weeks. She is a very bad character, and I do not think she is to be believed upon her oath. I cannot say she did not live in George-court.

JOHN BARNS . At the time of the robbery, Bolt did live in George-court, and removed because she was afraid of the gang.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood .

Reference Number: t18170416-60

597. JAMES FLETCHER was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John King, the younger , about eight in the night, on the 21st of February , with intent to steal .

MARY DOMERAY . I live with Mrs. King. On the 21st of February, about eight o'clock, I went up to put the child to bed, and found a man under the bed. The prisoner was taken in the house. The house was not fastened.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18170416-61

598. HENRY HETHER was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of January , in the dwelling house of John Hill , one bank note for the payment of and value of 10l.; one other bank note, value 5l.; two bank notes, value 1l. each; and two promissory notes for the payment of and value of 1l. each, his property .

The prosecutor not being able to identify the property, the Jury found him

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood .

Reference Number: t18170416-62

599. THOMAS SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , one pair of shoes, value 6s., the property of John Moss , privately, in his shop .

JOHN MOSS . I am a shoemaker , living in High-street, St. Giles's . The prisoner had been to our shop several times, and looked at shoes, but never bought any. On the 11th of April, I was in the parlour, and saw him come in and ask for a pair of shoes: the woman shewed him a pair. I watched him all the while, but did not see him take any thing-he went out - I followed him down Holborn,

and saw him take a pair of shoes from under his smock frock. I seized him, and he threw them down: they cost 6s. 4d.

MARY WALLIS . I was serving in the shop. The prisoner looked at several pair of shoes, and desired a pair to be bound for him, and he would call for them. I asked him for a deposit - He went away - I did not see him take them.

RUBEN HAGHLIN . I was coming down Holborn, and saw Moss collar the prisoner: he threw the shoes down, and I picked them up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Of stealing, but not privately.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18170416-63

600. FRANCISCO MARIA was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of February , one coat, value 20s.; one pair of pantaloons, value 10s.; and one shirt, value 15s. , the property of William Taylor .

JOHN JACKSON . I am servant to Mr. Taylor. On the 25th of February, I went to Stephens's Hotel, in Bond-street , and found his trunk, which he had left in my care, broken open, and the articles stated in the indictment taken away. I had seen the prisoner at the hotel several times. I went to a public house the next day in Stafford-street, where the prisoner lodged, and found him in bed with my master's shirt on, and the other things in the room.

ROBERT AGNEW . I have the management of the hotel. The prisoner has been servant to the gentlemen there five years. I went with Jackson, and found him in bed at the public-house with the property: he pleaded distress. GUILTY . Aged 26.

Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood .

Reference Number: t18170416-64

601. WILLIAM BELTON was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of March , one watch chain, value 6d.; one seal, value 10s.; one key, value 2s.; and one ring, value 2s. , the property of John Davis .

JOHN DAVIS . I live in Bear-street, Leicester-square . About seven o'clock in the morning of the 15th of March, my watch hung at the head of my bed. I went out, and when I returned, I missed it. The prisoner and another boy had swept my chimney. I found him in Dyot-street, and searched him. I heard him tell another sweep , that he sold the watch to a pawnbroker at the corner of Hide-street, Bow-street. I took him there, and found the chain, seal, and key.

JAMES HULME . I am a pawnbroker. On the 15th of March, the prisoner sold me the chain, seal and key, for 6s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18170416-65

602. JAMES NARCOT was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of February , one coverlid, value 12s. , the goods of Rodger Rood , Ambrose Heal , and Charles Nightingale .

NATHANIEL EDGEL . I am clerk to Messrs. Rood, Heale, and Nightingale; the prisoner had been our porter , but had left. On the 24th of February, his box was brought to me. I found a key that opened it, and found a coverlid in it-it had my masters' name stamped on it - He was secured.

Cross-examined by MR. CHALLENOR. Before the prisoner went away, he asked me to examine the box - I did not.

STEPHEN RAYMOND . I went to King-street, Seven Dials, for the prisoner's box, he had left it there. I brought back the coverlid, which was taken out.

WILLIAM MILNE. I apprehended the prisoner, and found a key in his pocket, which opened the box. I found the coverlid, in it-it had been put in his box again; he denied taking it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood .

Reference Number: t18170416-66

603. JAMES HOLD was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of March , two pelisses, value 3l. , the goods of Joseph Rumbell .

CHARLES SMITH . On the 13th of March, I saw the prisoner go up to Mr. Rumbell's shop-door, and snatch the two pelisses down, and run off; I pursued him, and took him - He threw them away.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18170416-67

604. JOHN ELDRIDGE was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of March , one waistcoat, value 2s. , the property of Richard Akers .

WILLIAM SUGGINS . On the 10th of March, I was sent for. I went to Mr. Akers's shop-door, and found the waistcoat in the prisoner's hat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18170416-68

605. JAMES GARDINER was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of March , twenty pounds of ham, value 15s. , the property of John Webber .

WILLIAM WATSON . I am shopman to Mr. Webber, who lives in Brewer-street, Golden-square . I saw the prisoner, and another boy, lurking about the shop-the boy took the ham from the door, and gave it to the prisoner, who ran away with it. I pursued him, and took it from him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined One Month , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood.

Reference Number: t18170416-69

606. WILLIAM WHITE was indicted for that he, on the 30th of January, 1809, at St. Martin's in the Fields, was married to Mary Muggeridge ; and that he, on the 13th November last, at St. Katherine Coleman's , feloniously did marry Jemima Sylva Tyler , his former wife being alive .

GEORGE HAZLEGROVE . I am an ironmonger, and live

in Thames-street. I was present when the prisoner was married to Mary Muggeridge , at St. Martin's Church-they were at my house ten days; they were married by a clergyman: she is now living. They lived in Tower-royal after they were married.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. She now lives with her brother; the prisoner was not thirty years of age at the time.

CHARLES TAYLOR. I produce the register of the prisoner's marriage with Mary Muggeridge , 30the July, 1809 (read.)

GEORGE TYLER . I am the father of Jemima Sylva Tyler . I live in Salutation-court, Thames-street. My daughter lived with me before she was married. The prisoner paid his addresses to her at my house: I was present when they were married at St. Katherine Coleman. I produce a copy of the register of their marriage, on the 30th of November, 1816. About March last, I discovered that the prisoner was married before; he lived with my daughter till that time. I saw his first wife at the Mansion-house.

JEMIMA SYLVA TYLER . I am the person to whom the prisoner was married-he paid his addresses to me nine months. Before we were married, I was told that he had a wife living; I enquired, and could not find it to be the case.

Cross-examined. It is against my inclination that he is prosecuted.

Prisoner's Defence. My first wife was always intoxicated.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-70

607. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of March , one hamper, value 1s., and 66lbs. of pork, value 2l. , the goods of William Macey and John Macey .

THOMAS THOMPSON . I am an officer. On the 1st of March, about a quarter after five o'clock in the morning, I was in Newgate-street, and saw the prisoner in company with another man-the prisoner took the hamper off the cart and went away with it. I laid hold of him, and asked him where he was going; he said, a man asked him to carry it. I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined Two Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-71

608. HUMPHREY SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of March , two pounds of sugar, value 1s., and one book, value 3d. , the goods of Joseph Farthing .

MARY FARTHING . I am the wife of Joseph Farthing; we keep a coffee-shop in Newgate-market , and live in Warwick-lane. On Sunday, the 30th of March, at five o'clock, I was sent for, and found my shop broken open, the skylight was forced up. I missed about two pounds of sugar, and a prayer-book. I had left them safe the day before; we do not open on Sunday. I found my umbrella on the tiles. I saw the prayer-book the next day; the two blank leaves had been cut out of it, but I know it to be mine.

THOMAS CONNELLY . At five o'clock on Sunday, the prisoner and Michael Alley climbed up to the top of the place-the prisoner had a pair of pinchers, and a chisel - They wanted me to get up, but I would not. I did not see where they went. I was asked if I had seen any boys about, and I told of it - I have told the truth. I was going to get some beer, and the prisoner shewed me some sugar and the prayer-book; he said he had just come from chapel. I asked him where he had got the book-he said from the Coffee-shop, in Newgate-market. He said he had also got a bad 3s. token and two old halfpence, and that he could get a leg of beef and an umbrella. - Alley is six years old.

HENRY HONEY . I am a constable. About five o'clock Alley was brought to me, charged with the robbery. In consequence of what he said, I apprehended the prisoner, between six and seven o'clock, in Field-lane; he said he had been at home all day. The next morning, I found the prayer-book up the chimney in an empty room, adjoining the prisoner's father's.

Prisoner's Defence. We went up there to play. Connelly saw the sugar and things, and told me of it, and we all went in, and cut ourselves some bread and butter.

GUILTY . Aged 11.

Recommended to mercy. Judgment respited .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-72

609. EDWARD BUSHILL was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , one 1s. 6d. bank-token, and 1s. , the monies of John Lawton .

MR. JOHN LAWTON . I am an ironmonger , and live in Leadenhall-street ; the prisoner was my shopman . His duty was to enter the goods as he sold them in a book, and in the evening, to render me an account of it, and to tally the till with it. On the 10th of April, I sent Mr. Stace to make a purchase.

MR. T. STACE . I live in Moorfields. I went to Mr. Mr. Lawton's shop on the 10th of April, between one and two o'clock, and bought four articles of the prisoner, which came to 13s. 6d.; I paid him with a half guinea, a 1s., 6d. token, and 1s. 6d.; they were all marked, except the sixpence - I saw him put it into the till.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I expected my money to be returned. I only wanted a lock. He put the money into the till immediately.

JOHN LAWTON re-examined. At eight o'clock, I asked the prisoner what goods were sold to the amount of 11s. 6d., as that was the entry he had made in the book-it was entered, "clock, plyers, &c. 11s. 6d." Mr. Gann was present. I asked him if it was not 13s. 6d. - he hesitated. I then asked him the amount of different articles he had sold; he said, the lock was 5s. 6d., and the other articles 6s., making the 11s. 6d. - he said, he did not remember what he sold the plyers for. I told him the different prices that Mr. Stace had given for the things, amounting to 13s. 6d., and he said it was correct, that he had made an error, and that the amount would be found in the till. I said, the till contained 4l. 4s. 2d. - his book contained an account of articles sold to the amount of 4l. 7s. 6d. There was a paper in the till of 4s. 2d. put down to the house, which made 4l. 8s. 4d.; if he had entered the prices which Mr. Stace paid, it would have been 2s. more, making

4l. 6s.2d. - I only found a difference of 1s. 2d. Mr. Gann searched him, and found a 1s. 6d. token, and 1s., which had Mr. Stace's mark on them. The prisoner said he never robbed me.

Cross-examined. Mr. Stace was to have his money back again; he might have given change out of his own pocket. He acknowledged receiving 4l. 7s. 6d. - there was as much money in the till as made the amount. There was another person, who served in the shop. The prisoner said he had changed a 3s. piece out of the till, to get some beer.

MR. JOHN GANN . I am a shoemaker. I went to Mr. Lawtoo's-it was agreed that I should charge him with the robbery. Mr. Lawton said, 11s. 6d. was entered in the book, and read over to him the particulars which Mr. Stace had given, viz. compasses, 3s.; lock, 6s. 6d.; plyers, 2s. 6d.; hasp, 1s. 6d. - the prisoner said it was right, and he had entered it wrong, but the money would be found in the till. We desired him to shew what money he had about him. He pulled out two 1s. 6d. pieces and 2s. 6d. in pieces-one of the 1s. 6d. tokens and 1s. were marked. The prisoner said he had taken change. I produce them.

MR. STACE. They are the same that I marked.

Prisoner's Defence. Mr. Lawton put the money into his pocket, at first, without keeping it separate. I told him I had taken change.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-73

610. JAMES JORDAN and THOMAS COLLINS were indicted for for stealing, on the 27th of April , 22lbs. of beef, value 10s. , the goods of Richard Martin , senior .

WILLIAM MARTIN . My brother, Richard Martin , is a butcher , and lives in King-street, Westminster . I manage his business for him; my son, Richard Martin , also assists him. I can see any person go to the house from my own house, which is in the same street. I was on the watch on the 27th of April, about six o'clock in the morning. I saw the prisoner, Jordan (who was my brother's journeyman ), cross from George-street to the shop, and soon after, Collins crossed over. I came down to the street - door, and saw Collins come from the shop with something bulky, which he had not got before; he crossed into George-street. I had ordered some meat to be marked the night before. I went after him, and collared him in George-street, and said, "I think you have been carrying on this business long enough." I took him back, and took the meat out of his apron. I told him he was very ungreatful, as I had often assisted him, and that he must have a great many people, who bought the meat of him. He said, he should not convict any but himself, and we could not hang him for what he had done. He had thirty-eight pounds of meat in his apron, all marked.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Jordan's business brought him there early in the morning.

RICHARD MARTIN , jun, I am the son of the last witness. I marked the meat, and placed myself on the kitchen stairs to watch. I heard Jordan come in about six o'clock; I saw him take a shoulder of mutton, and give it to a man, whose face I could not see - He put it under his coat, and went away. I went down stairs to get my shoes, and when I came up a fore-quarter of mutton, and some beef, which I had marked, were tied up in a basket, and covered with an apron. The prisoners were in the shop - They talked together, and Jordan went out of the door, and Collins put up the bundle and went out. I ran from my hiding-place, and found Collins in custody-Jordan was taken soon after. He said we could not hurt him, for Collins took it while he was out of the shop. Jordan did not give any account of receiving money that morning.

JORDAN - GUILTY . Aged 27.

COLLINS - GUILTY . Aged 34.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-74

611. ANDREW OLIVER was indicted for that he, on the 3d of October , feloniously did falsely make and forge, and cause and procure to be falsely made and forged, a certain deed (called a power of attorney) with intent to defraud William Walker , Wesley Doyle , and James Walker .

SECOND COUNT. For falsely uttering and publishing, as true, a certain forged deed, with the like intent, knowing it to be forged.

THIRD AND FOURTH COUNTS. stating it to be to defraud Milward Oliver .

FIFTH AND SIXTH COUNTS, stating his intention to be to defraud the Right Hon. Charles Long and the Right Hon. Frederick John Robinson .

TWO OTHER COUNTS, varying the manner of laying the charge.

JOHN MARONEY . I am clerk in the house of William Walker, James Walker , and Wesley Doyle , army agents , Pall-mall-court. I first became acquainted with the prisoner at the New Prison in Whitecross-street; I was sent there by my employers to see him execute a power of attorney (looks at it)-that is it. On my going there, I asked the turnkey for an officer of the name of T.M. Oliver, who was in confinement there; the prisoner was introduced to me in consequence of this application. I told him that I had a letter from Messrs. Walker, Doyle and Company, for him to execute this power of attorney, holding it in my hands to have it executed; he read it over, and signed it "T.M. Oliver, lieutenant of the 93d regiment." I witnessed it, took it, and went away. The seal was on it at the time. I took it there with the seal on it. I saw him several times after this, out of prison. He was at our office the day after he had executed the power of attorney, he told me he had come to get some more money and a settlement. I saw him several times afterwards - He said he wanted to know how he stood with Messrs. Walker and Company, calling them his agents; that the money he had was not sufficient, and he wanted some more-this was the very day after he had executed the deed - I do not recollect his words exactly - He went up

stairs to them. I afterwards saw him at a house in St. Martin's-lane, about a fortnight after. He then said, that when his quarter became due he should expect some more money. I gave him a letter from Messrs. Walker and Co., which required an answer - He said he would call in a few days. Before this day, I had been to his lodgings to tell him that Messrs. Walker and Doyle wanted him to call at the office to arrange matters; he said he would call. He said, when his quarter became due, he expected they would give him some more money.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. Q. The prisoner's name is Thomas Montgomery Oliver - A. I do not know. I asked for an officer who was confined in the prison, of the name of Oliver, and he wrote his name.

Q. Do you know the difference between a deed and a common agreement - A. No; he only wrote his name.

MR.BOLLAND. Q. What did he do when he had wrote his name - A. He handed it to me.

CHARLES DOWNES. I am clerk to Messrs. Greenwood and Cox, army agents - They were agents for the 38th regiment; the prisoner formerly held the rank of ensign in that regiment - He called once, and asked me questions respecting his own accounts as an ensign of the 38th regiment - He then passed by the name of Andrew Oliver; this was at the beginning of the year 1816. He has ceased to be in that regiment since. I had received letters from him before that time - He was a stranger to me, when he called, as a matter of course, I must have asked him his name; he said he was Ensign Oliver, of the 38th regiment-there was no other Ensign Oliver of the 38th regiment at that time. The prisoner never belonged to the 93d regiment, to my knowledge - He has not been in the 93d regiment since he left the 38th. There are books kept by the War-Office, by which it will appear whether he is, or is not, an ensign of the 93d regiment.

Q. When the prisoner was ensign of the 38th regiment, was there a Lieutenant Oliver of the same regiment. - A. There was, his name was Thomas Millward Oliver.

Q. Do you know whether T.M. Oliver, formerly lieutenant of the 38th, now belongs to the 93d - A. He exchanged to the half-pay of the 93d from the 38th. I saw the prisoner in February or March, when he was before the Lord Mayor, charged with this transaction, but I had no conversation with him.

Cross-examined. I have letters which purport to come from Andrew Oliver, ensign of the regiment. I never saw him write. I cannot say they came from the prisoner.

Q. You cannot undertake to say he is not an officer of any other regiment - A.Certainly not. The prisoner has not been in the 93d regiment, since he left the 38th. I only know it by the Gazette.

THOMAS MILLWARD OLIVER. On the 25th of December, I received the money that was due to me as lieutenant of the 93d regiment. My Christian name is Thomas Millward, I was formerly lieutenant of the 38th regiment. The prisoner's name is Andrew Oliver , he held the rank of ensign in the same regiment, I never knew him by any other name; he left the 38th regiment in 1816 - He was suspended; the time that he quitted it will appear by the War-Office books. I left the 38th regiment in September, 1816, the prisoner did not then belong to it (looking at the power of attorney), this is not my hand-writing.

Q.Would T.M. Oliver be the way you would sign your name - A. I always sign so.

Cross-examined. I never joined the 93d regiment, I am an ensign on half-pay. I do not know whether the prisoner is or is not in the regiment.

The power of attorney was put in and read, purporting to empower Messrs. Walker, Doyle and Co. to receive all monies due to T.M. Oliver , as lieutenant of the 93d regiment of foot, and signed T.M. Oliver.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Baron Wood .

Reference Number: t18170416-75

612. THOMAS COSHAM BROWN was indicted for that he, being a person employed by and under the Post-Office , in certain business relating to the said office, that is to say, the sorting of letters and packets brought to the Post-Office in London; on the 21st of February , a certain letter, then lately before sent by the post from the town of Kingston upon Hull to the said General Post-Office, directed to Sir James Shaw , and containing therein one bill for the payment of 195l., and several other bills of exchange, set out in the indictment, came into his hands and possession while he was so employed as aforesaid, and that he being such person so employed, feloniously did secrete the said letter, containing the said bills, the property of Robert Copeland Pease , Robert Harrison , James Kiero Watson , Henry Pease , and Thomas Bentley Locke .

SECOND COUNT, for stealing bills of exchange out of a letter.

THIRD AND FOURTH COUNTS, for secreting a packet containing the like bills of exchange, and for stealing the like bills out of a packet.

FOUR OTHER COUNTS, the same, only stating the bills to be the property of Sir Charles Price , Bart. , Sir William Kay , Bart. , Charles Price , and Israel Thomas Coleman .

NINTH COUNT, for stealing out of a certain post-office in London, a certain letter, lately sent by the post-office from Kingston upon Hull to London, directed for and to be delivered to a certain person in London, to wit, Sir James Shaw , Bart. and one other letter, against the statute.

TENTH COUNT, for stealing out of a packet instead of a letter.

JAMES KIERO WATSON . I am clerk to Messrs. Pease and Harrison, of Hull. On the 19th of February last, they sent a remittance to Sir Charles Price and Co. I entered the bills in my book, which were sent (reads) "19th of February, a bill for 195l. No.18053, drawn by Messrs. Gurney and Co. upon Messrs. Barclay, bankers. Another for 19l. 1s. drawn by Span, on Glyn and Co.: another for 30l. drawn by Wood on Newton" (bill put into his hand); this is the 195l. bill, it is specially indorsed to Messrs. Price and Co. by T.B. Locke, one of our partners.(Looks at a bill for 19l. 1s.) this is it. There is another for 7l. 9s. 1d. (Looks at the 30l. bill), this is one, it is specially indorsed also (looks at the bill for 195l. again), there are the words, "Received W. Smith," wrote on the back; that was not on when I entered it. After I had entered them, I put them on the table, with the letters, to be made up.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. When you entered them, were they called over to you, or did you enter them

yourself from the bills - A. I entered them myself, and held them in my hand at the time.

HENRY PEASE . I am one of the firm of Harrison and Co. of Hull. I entered the following bills (reads), 9l. 12s.; 3l. 6s. 5d.: 24l. 12s. 8d.; 30l.; 70l.; 70l.; 19s.; 36l. 6s. 6d.; 40l.; 23l. 3s. 6d.; 412l. 3s. 3d.; 12l. 12s. (looks at them), these are them-there is eleven in all. They are all specially indorsed to Sir Charles Price and Co. except the one for 12l. 12s. After I had entered them I laid them on Mr. Locke's table, to be made up and sent to London.

THOMAS BENTLEY LOCKE . I am a partner in the house at Hull. On the 19th of February, I enclosed fifteen bills, amounting to 1012l. 5s. 5d. in a letter directed to Sir C. Price and Co. in the inside, and directed to Sir James Shaw, on the outside. I took them from the table, and gave them to Tinegate to put in the post-office.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. I took them from the table. I do not know that they are the same that the witnesses have spoken of. I endorsed the 195l.; 7l. 9s. 1d., and 30l. bills, and Mr. Pease endorsed the others, except one, which is not indorsed.

THOMAS TINEGATE. On the 19th of February, I put a letter into the post, directed to Sir James Shaw . I put all the letter into the post that were given to me.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. How can you recollect - A. By my book (looks at it). I have an entry of it.

GEORGE DONKIN. I am clerk to the post-office at Hull. On the 19th of February the London bag was made up, and forwarded in the usual way; it should have arrived in London on the 21st, if it had not duly arrived, I must have known it-it would have been reported.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. The sorter puts the letters into the bag - He is not here; but he is still living. The letters go through three hands before they are put into the bags.

MR. LOCKE re-examined. I put the bills in the letter, and sealed it myself.

C.A. PLEAS. I am a clerk at the post-office in London. I was on duty on the 21st of February last (looks at the Hull bill), that has my signature, which enables me to say, that the Hull bag arrived that morning; if it had not, it would not have been entered-it was sealed as usual.

JAMES PAYNE. I am a clerk to the General Post-Office, in London. A letter addressed to a Member of Parliament (Sir James Shaw ), would have been sent to the eleventh division. I was on duty on the 21st February, as a general sorter.

JOHN GAMSON . I belong to the General Post -Office; I was on duty on the 21st of February; the prisoner was also on duty on that day - He was stationed by the side of me, we both sorted at the eleventh division; he sorted the franks and paid letters.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. He was not a sorter, it was his own will to act in that department - He had been suspended before that, but assisted me through goodwill; he had not been employed as a sorter for sometime.

BENJAMIN CRITELEY. I am inspector of letter-carriers; the prisoner's employment was as a letter-carrier, he was in arrears, and suspended from collecting the postage of letters, untill his arrears were made up; he was allowed to deliver letters on which there was no postage to be collected. It was a common thing for him to assist in sorting; he was not prevented from sorting them.

Court. Q. Was he employed by the post-office to sort letters-was it part of his duty - A. He was paid as a person in the employ of the office; his payment, or best part of it, was taken for his substitute.

Q. Was it in the course of his duty, before he was suspended, to deliver and assist in sorting-A. Yes; there are eleven carriers to the eleventh division.

Q. If it was his duty before he was suspended, was it so after - A. He was not prohibited from doing it; he had been suspended a month or two, but attended at sorting times; he had about 70l. per annum; I deducted 15s. or 16s. per week for his substitute; the prisoner would have had the rest, and might give it to the post-office for his arrears; the substitute delivered the letters for which postage was to be received, but the prisoner delivered the paid letters. He attended at the time the sorting was going on.

Q. Is not a letter-carrier different from a sorter-A. No; the letter-carrier sorts them, and divides them into walks before they leave the office; the letter-carriers of the eleventh division, assisted in sorting the letters of that division generally.

MR. ALLEY. Q. The office of letter-carrier, and the office of sorter, are quite distinct; the carrier receives wages to one amount, and the sorter to another - A.Certainly.

Q. The prisoner received his salary as a carrier, and not as a sorter - A. Yes; although he might assist in the sorting, he was not to be paid for it; he did not receive any pay for it.

Q. If he had not been employed by the post-office, would he have been allowed to sort - A. Certainly not.

SIR JAMES SHAW , BART. On the 21st of February last, I do not remember receiving any letter for Sir Charles Price, if I had I should have given it to him.

RICHARD KNIGHT . I am a porter to Sir Charles Price and Co. I am in the habit of going to Sir James Shaw 's every morning for letters. On the 21st of February, there was one letter, which I brought.

SIR CHARLES PRICE , BART. I am in the firm of Sir Charles Price , Bart., Kay, Price, and Coleman. On the 21st of February, I sent to Sir James Shaw 's, and received one letter, but not the one in question-it was not from Hull.

CHARLES CREIG. I am clerk to Messrs. Barclay and Co. (looks at the bill for 195l.) This bill was presented for payment at our house on Saturday, the 22d of February, by Dennett (pointing him out). The words, "Received, William Smith ," were on the back of the bill at the time. In consequence of an observation which I made, Dennett was stopped, and taken into custody.

Cross-examined. The prisoner was not with him. I asked him where he got it from? he said Brown and Co. Cripplegate.

WILLIAM MARCHANT . I am a constable. On the 22d of February, I was fetched to Messrs. Barclay and Co. and took Dennett into custody. I found fourteen bills on him (looks at them). These are them.

SAMUEL DENNETT. I live in Sherborne-lane, close to the Post Office. The prisoner is a letter carrier. I have known him above two years. On Thursday, the 20th of February, he slept with me at night, in Sherborne-lane. He said there was some walks to be given away in the morning, and as he lived a great way off, he wanted to be there early. He got up first in the morning, leaving me in bed. About nine o'clock he, came back again, and brought a letter containing bills (it was open). It was directed to Sir James Shaw , Bart. I was in bed then. He said he thoughjt it contained other property, but it was nothing but bills - He did not say how he got it-he left me the letter and bills, and said he should see me soon again, when the letters were out. I was to be at the door when he went by my house. I slightly examined them, and waited at the door; and, in a short time, he passed. I joined him, and went into the Borough with him, where he had the early letters to deliver. I accompanied him, and after he had finished, we walked up the London-road and over Blackfriars-bridge, into the City. We went the back way into the City, and met Mr. Criteley in the back part of St. Paul's Church-yard, near Doctors' Commons. We dined together, in Fish-street - hill, at a public-house. The next day we met at the Windmill, in Nicholas-lane. I told him I had looked over the bills, and found that part of them were due; and that I did not understand how to get them paid. There was nobody else in the room. from there we went to the Cock and Bottle, in Cannon-street; before we got there, I selected the 195l. bill from the others; he said he thought the money might be got for it. I shewed it to him, and he looked at it. There were some persons in the room. From their conversation, I took them to be clerks. The prisoner told one of them, that he had a small bill from the counrty, payable at a banker's, and that he was not in the habit of having bills, and did not know how to get the money. The gentleman said, if it was payable at a banker's, he had nothing to do but to sign his name, and they would pay it. This was about half-past two o'clock in the afternoon. We left the house, and went to the Black Boy, in Nicholas-lane. Two of his friends came in. I wrote

"Received, William Smith," at the back of the bill, in the prisoner's presence (looks at the bill). This is it. Before we got there, the prisoner said the money might be got, from what the young man had said; I them went to Barclay's - He knew that I was going there for it; I offered the bill for payment there, was stopped, and the otehr bills found upon me - They were the bills which the prisoner had given to me in the letter directed to Sir James Shaw , I destroyed the cover before I went to Barclay's. If I had got the money for the bill, I was to have gone back to the prisoner to the Black Boy. On Friday I made this discovery, and the prisoner was apprehended.

Cross-examined. The prisoner did not tell me where he got them; I knew where his situation was.

Q. Did you not say you found them-A. Yes.

DONKIN re-examined. When the bags are made up for London, they are sealed, and they can tell at the Post-Office whether they have been opened or not, by the seal. Stonehouse is the man who seals them; he is still on duty, and able to come here, but is not here.

DAVID JONES . I am inspector of the Post-Office letter-carriers. On the morning of the 21st of February, the prisoner was on duty there, and delivered the early letters for the Borough division-there was no postage to be paid for them.

Cross-examined. Sir James Shaw does not live in that delivery. A letter to be sent to Sir James Shaw would not be given to him; he had access to all the letters in that office.

Q. Would a person not employed in the Post-Office have access to that division - A. NO.

Q. As soon as they come in the morning, there is water boiled for their breakfast. Was not Dennett's sister there that morning - A. She might have been, but it was before the letters were in. She used to come there for water. The women are not allowed to be in the office while the sorting is going on.

CRITELEY re-examined. On Friday, the 21st of February, I met the prisoner, in company with Dennett, in Old Fish-street, at the back of St. Paul's-they were walking towards the Post Office. After the prisoner was taken up, I asked him if he did not know Dennett. He said he did. I asked him who it was I met him with on Friday morning; he said it was Samuel Dennett, and that he had walked with him from Doctors' Commons to Sherborne-lane, and then they parted. I asked him if he had seen him since Friday; he said he had not.

Q. Between the time of the letters being sorted, and the letter carriers taking them out, could he go to Sherborne-lane, and return to the Office - A. Yes, he might: it joins the Post Office.

JAMES RAVEN . I am a stock-broker. On the 22d of February, between two and three o'clock, I and Mr. John Wilkins were at the Cock and Bottle, in Cannon-street. The prisoner, and Dennett, were on the other side of the room. I saw him talking with Dennett. I saw the prisoner again a week after, and have every reason to believe, that he is the same man. The prisoner said, he had received a bill from the country, and wanted to know how he was to get it cashed. I asked him if it was a banker's bill, and if payable in London: he said, it was. I asked him the amount; I think, he said, it was 20l. I asked him whether it was payable to him; he replied, it was. I told him if he would endorse it, and give a reference to any person, I could get it cashed for him. I told him if the bill was not endorsed, it would require his endorsement before he could get it cashed.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. He set by the fire. I saw Dennett speak to him. I will not swear, that the prisoner is the man. I only know him by his light whiskers. I have every reason to believe he is the man.

MR. JOHN WILKINS. I am a cotton broker. I was with Mr. Raven. I remember seeing the prisoner, and Dennett, there. I am sure of it. I left Mr. Raven there, and when I returned, they were still there.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. It was in a public room

RICHARD JENKIN . I am waiter at the Black Boy, in Nicholas-lane. I remember seeing the prisoner, and Dennett, at our house, on Saturday, the 22d of February, between four and five o'clock: they called for some porter. Dennett left the house in about half an hour after, and

the prisoner remained there. Dennett did not return. While he was gone, the prisoner frequently asked me if Dennett had returned: he enquired for him three or four times. After waiting sometime, the prisoner went away. He said he was waiting for the return of Dennett. MESSRS. ALLEY and CURWOOD objected, that the 52d Geo. II . cap. 143, Statue 3, on which the count was framed, does not apply to a person being in the service of the Post Office, and cited Pooley's Case, 1 East, p. 17. Addenda.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

On the NINTH COUNT, his case was reserved for the decision of the Twelve Judges on the point argued.

London Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18170416-76

613. JAMES JOHNSON was indicted for, that he, about one o'clock in the night of the 2d of April , at the parish of Saint George in the East, being in the dwelling-house of Joseph Ruddy , did steal therein one jacket, value 2s.; one hat, value 12s.; two pair of trowsers, value 7s.; one pair of stockings, value 6d.; one handkerchief, value 3d.; and one pair of shoes, value 3s., the property of Peter Clarkson ; and, that he, having committed the said felony, in manner aforesaid, afterwards, to wit, about the said hour of one o'clock in the night of the same day, burglariously did break the said dwelling house, to get out of the same .

JOSEPH RUDDY . I rent the sign of the Duke of Rutland, in Old Gravel-lane . On the 1st of April, the prisoner took a lodging at my house, for the night only. Clarkson had lodged for five weeks in the same room that the prisoner slept in. The prisoner slept there two nights, and paid me 6d. per night for the bed. On the 2d of April, about a quarter before four o'clock, previous to day-light, I was alarmed by the watchman. I am quite sure I had fastened the house. I found the prisoner gone, and the door wide open. There was no appearance of violence-it must have been opened from within. Clarkson missed his things. The prisoner was taken the next night.

PETER CLARKSON. The prisoner lodged in the same room with me for two nights. There was another man slept in the same room who was blind: my things laid on a chair. About five o'clock in the morning, I was awoke: it was just day-light. The prisoner was gone: he had not said he was going. The blind man remained in bed. When the prisoner was taken, I saw some of my property again.

JOSEPH RUDDY . I am sure it was not day-light. I was obliged to have a candle to look at the door: the key hung on the nail by the door-all my other lodgers were safe in bed.

WILLIAM SUMMERS. I am a headborough. On the 3d of April, the prisoner was brought to the watch-house. I found a jacket and handkerchief on him, which Clarkson claimed. I also took a pair of stockings off his feet, which Clarkson likewise claimed. I asked the prisoner what he had done with the rest: he would not tell me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The door was not locked.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Of stealing only. Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-77

614. ROBERT SWINTON and JOHN DAY were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of April , fourteen yards of woollen cloth, value 4l., the property of Edward Smith , in his dwelling-house .

PETER MOORE . I live opposite Mr. Smith's, at Camden Town . I saw the two prisoners between four and five o'clock in the afternoon of the 3d of April. Swinton went to the door, and Day went back, which made me suspect them. I saw Swinton open the door, and go in-Day went in after him-they came out without any thing, and went about twenty yards from the house - They talked together for a few minutes, and then went back to the house-Swinton opened the door, and went in-Day followed him-Swinton went round, and took the cloth out of the window - He laid it down on the counter, and stopped a minute or two, and then took it up-they both came out-nobody was in the shop. The first time they went in, somebody answered them, and they came out - I ran over to them-Swinton threw the cloth down, and ran off - I caught Day-Dixon, who was with me, pursued Swinton, and took him - I am sure they are the boys.

THOMAS DIXON. I saw the prisoner go into the shop, and Swinton took the cloth, and laid it on the counter for a minute - He then took it up, and came out with it under his arm. I pursued them, and saw Swinton throw it down - I secured him before I lost sight of him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SWINTON - GUILTY . Aged 13.

DAY - GUILTY . Aged 12.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-78

615. CHARLES NORMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of March , two bridles, value 7s., the property of Thomas Pearson , privately in his coach-house .

THOMAS PEARSON. I am the proprietor of a hackney coach , which I keep in Berner's Mews . On the 15th of March, Reid brought the prisoner and bridles to me, about four o'clock - I knew them to be mine-they hung up in my coach-house-the doors were open-there are several other coaches and carriages there-it is a thoroughfare-and people are about cleaning their things.

WILLIAM REID , Jun. I am an officer of Hatton Garden. On the 15th of March, about four o'clock, I saw the prisoner come out of Berner's Mews with something under his coat - He crossed into Wardour-street - I saw him pull the bridles from under his coat - I seized him, and asked him where he got them from - He said he found them-Mr. Pearson claimed them. When I got to the Mews, the prisoner pointed out the stable where, he said, he took them from, and pleaded distress.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 63.

Of stealing only. Confined Six Months , and Publicly Whipped near the Mews .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-79

616. RALPH SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of March , nine shirts, value 5l.; one cravat, value 3s.; three waistcoats, value 10s.; eight pair of stockings, value 10s.; and three handkerchiefs, value 5s. , the property of the Rev. Thomas Coventry , clerk .

JAMES DIXON . I am servant to Lord Coventry. The Rev. Thomas Coventry is his son, and was living at his

house. The articles stated in the indictment were put into the cart, to be sent to his Lordship's house, at Streatham, on the 22d of March, at ten o'clock, I saw the prisoner get on the fore part of the cart, and turn the bundle out of the basket, and take it away. I pursued him, secured him, and took it from him. I gave him in charge.

RICHARD EELS . I am his Lordship's carter; the cart stood at the corner of a street, in Piccadilly . The prisoner is a stranger to me, and had no business with the cart.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Judgment respited .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-80

617. HENRY LANGSTON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of March , one chariot-glass, value 10s. , the goods of Benjamin Aslett .

BENJAMIN ASLETT . I am a stable-keeper . On the 4th of March, about half-past eleven o'clock at night, I went into my yard. I saw the prisoner there with Stanley, my hostler. He said the coachmen gave him leave to lay down there. The gates had been shut since seven o'clock-there is a porter there to let people in and out.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. Any person could get in in the day-time. The carriage belonged to Colonel Staples-it had not been used for sometime. I had seen it the same day, but do not know whether the glass was stolen, or not. He might have had leave to lay down there.

JOSEPH STANLEY . I am hostler to Mr. Arlett. About half-past eleven o'clock at night, the dog barked very much, which induced me to look under the carriage; I found the prisoner there - He said the coachmen had given him leave to lay down there, the coachmen said, they had not. I found the glass was taken out of its proper place, and laid on the seat, in the carriage-the carriage had not been moved for months before; the holder appeared to be fresh cut.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-81

618. JOHN BYRON was indicted for feloniously assaulting John M'Garrel , Esq. on the King's highway, on the 13th of March , and putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, two bank notes, value 10l. each, his property .

(In this case the prisoner had obtained the amount stated in the indictment, from the prosecutor, under a threat of charging him with an unnatural crime; the particulars of which are too indecent for publication).

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 18.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-82

619. RICHARD HARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of March , twenty deal boards, value 27s. , the goods of John Ede ; and JAMES BULGIN , for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen .

JOHN EDE. I live at Bruet's Castle, Tottenham . On the 21st of March, I was building a house; the prisoner, Hards, was at work there. From information that I received from Saunderson, I had the prisoner apprehended.

GEORGE SAUNDERSON . I am a carpenter. On the 14th of March, I was at work for the prisoner, Bulgin, who lives at Tottenham. about eight o'clock in the evening, I was sitting in his back-room with him, and heard a sound of boards. Bulgin said, "there is the man with the boards," - He went out, and took them into the next house. Bulgin then brought the prisoner, Hards, into the room, and he stopped there about a minute, and went away. Bulgin told me that Hards worked at Bruet's Castle. I am sure that Hards is the man.

Cross-examined. I only saw him once.

BARNARD GLEED . I am an officer. On the 21st of March, I went to Mr. Ede's house, which was building just by Bruet's Castle, and took Hards. When we got to the office, he told me he took the boards from his master's, and sold them to Bulgin for 1s. per board - He said he had taken twenty in all. I then went to Bulgin's house, with a search-warrant. Bulgin picked out some boards, and said he bought them of Hards. Bulgin's is full a mile from Bruet's Castle.

JOHN ARMSTRONG . I went to Bulgin's with Gleed. He gave us some boards, which he said he bought of a man, whose name he did not know, but knew his person.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

PHOEBE BAYS . I was at Bulgin's house when Hards came in, and asked him if he would buy some boards, which he had to sell for a man who had failed - He had not got them with him. I did not hear any more.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-83

620. ANN SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of April , one can, value 3s. , the goods of William Chasen .

MARGARET CHASEN . My husband keeps the Sol's-arms, in Wych-street . On the 5th of April, about nine o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner going out with something under her arm. I followed her - She threw the can down; I laid hold of her. She refused to go back with me.

RICHARD SHAW . I took her in charge. She said she was sorry for what she had done.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Confined Three Months .] GUILTY . Aged 40.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-84

621. HENRY SAVAGE was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of March , one pair of shoes, value 5s. , the goods of Hugh Hawkins .

HUGH HAWKINS . I am a shoemaker . On the 11th of March, between three and four o'clock, I missed my shoes-the prisoner was my servant . I placed an officer outside the door; when the prisoner went out in the evening, he stopped him with the shoes.

JOHN GATWARD . Mr. Hawkins placed me outside his house. I saw the prisoner come out, stopped him, and took the shoes out of his breeches.

(Property produced and sworn to).

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Several persons gave the prisoner a good character.

Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-85

622. MICHAEL FORD and JAMES BUTLER were indicted for forgery .

No Evidence.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-86

623. WILLIAM JOHN SNOW was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of March , one case, value 2s. 6d., and five rings, value 6l. , the goods of Samuel Glover .

SAMUEL GLOVER . I am a working jeweller , and live in Bull-and-Mouth-street . On the 6th of March, the prisoner applied to me to lend him some pattern rings. I knew him before. I lent him four, in a case. He said he was to go and measure some gentleman with them. He promised to return them the next morning. He came, and had another the next morning, which was Thursday, and promised to return them in two hours, but he did not. I found two of them in pledge at Mr. Cox's, and he was stopped at Mr. Sadler's in offering the others.

SAMUEL SADLER. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Aldersgate-street. On the 8th of March, the prisoner came to my shop, and offered two rings to pledge. Having heard that Mr. Glover had lost some, I stopped him. He said they were his own, and that he did not know Mr. Glover. I asked him if they were Mr. Glover's, and he, at last, said they were.

ROBERT UPSALL. I am servant to Mr. Chilson, pawnbroker, Shoreditch. On the 7th of March, I took a ring in pledge of the prisoner; he gave the name of Wilson, Old-street.

GEORGE VINCENT. I have a ring, which the prisoner pledged with me on the 7th of March.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY Aged 20.

Confined Two Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-87

624. ANN BRADLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of March , three 3s. tokens, and one half-crown , the monies of John Giles .

JOHN GILES . I keep the sign of the Magpie and Pewter-platter , in Wood-street, Cheapside . The prisoner was my servant . Having frequently missed silver, I marked some about one o'clock on the 20th of March, and put it into a bason in the bar. She went out about five o'clock to collect the pots, and I missed three 3s. tokens, and a half-crown. I went after her, and brought her back, and found 1l. 3s. 6d., in silver, in her pockets-my three 3s. pieces, and half-crown, which I had marked, were among them. I might have lost more. She said it was her own money.

THOMAS WHITE . I am a constable. I took the prisoner in charge.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-88

625. ABRAHAM HOPKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , one 3s. bank token, and one 1s. 6d. bank token , the monies of John Worsley .

JOHN WORSLEY. I keep a straw-hat warehouse , in Wood-street -the prisoner was my porter . On Saturday, the 12th of April, I marked my money. I left the warehouse at nine o'clock, locked the till, and gave the key to Cooper. When I returned on the Monday morning, I found 6s. deficient. I charged the prisoner with it, and searched him, and found one 3s. token, and one 1s. 6d. token upon him, which had my marks. He said, he had no key, and had not taken them. There was a hole in the counter, by which the till could be opened without a key.

WILLIAM COOPER . I am warehouseman to Mr. Worsley. He told me, he had marked the money. No person could get to the warehouse but the prisoner and myself. I examined the till at six o'clock in the morning, and found all safe. I examined it again at seven, and missed a 3s. piece, and told Mr. Worsley.

RICHARD WALTER . I live in the same house with Mr. Worsley. I saw the 3s. and 1s. 6d. pieces found on the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Judgment Respited .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-89

626. SARAH LOOKER was indicted for stealing, on the 18th April , six tea-spoons, value 1l. 10s. , the goods of Benjamin Webster .

HANNAH WEBSTER . I am the wife of Benjamin Webster , who lives in Thames-steet . The prisoner is my niece. On the 18th of April, she came to see me at three o'clock; she said, she wanted to get into a workhouse. She left the room in about half an hour, and said she was going to the privy. I immediately missed my spoons, pursued her, brought her back, and took the spoons from her.

ELIZA SPENCER . I saw the spoons found on the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Sent to the Refuge .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-90

627. WILLIAM ROBERTS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of March , one great-coat, value 5s. , the property of Edward Jones .

EDWARD JONES . I was working for the New River Company , in the road in London Wall , and laid my coat on the stones at seven o'clock, and missed it at eight. The prisoner was taken into custody, and my coat found upon him.

CHARLES DALEY . Between twelve and one o'clock, I heard a cry of stop thief, and took the prisoner - He had the coat on his hand, and threw it away.

JAMES LATHAN . I took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 35.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

628. WILLIAM ROBERTS was again indicted for stealing , on the 1st of March , one great-coat, value 4s., the goods of Thomas Miller .

THOMAS MILLER . I lost a coat in Smithfield Market , on the 1st of March, from off my trusses. I saw the prisoner by the side of the cart.

JAMES LATHAN . When I took the prisoner, I found this great coat on him also. (Produced).

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-91

629. SAMUEL MYERS was indicted for unlawfully procuring six pieces of counterfeit money, resembling sixpences, with intent to utter the same .

JOHN RENSHAW. I am a constable. On the 4th of March I was on duty in Duke's place -it was at the time of Purim Fair, From information which I received, I took the prisoner up on suspicion. I found in his under-waistcoat pocket five bad sixpences and a good shilling-he said his cousin gave them to him. When he was examined before the Lord Mayor, he said his cousin was to give him a penny a piece for passing them, and that his cousin had three gross of them. I produce them.

MR. CHARLES EDWARD. I am assistant to the Solicitor to the Mint. The pieces produced resemble the new coin, but they are counterfeit.

Confined Six Months .] GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-92

630. GEORGE GARDINER was indicted for a fraud .

ANDREW MILLER . I am servant to E. Fleming, pawnbroker. On the 29th of March the prisoner came to my master's shop, and offered to pledge a gold chain - He said it was gold; I tried it in the usual way, and it proved to be gold-(I have been in the trade fifteen years). I offered him 25s. for it; we could not agree about the price, and I returned it to him. He waited in the shop for a few minutes, and then said he would take the money. He gave me a chain, and I lent him the money. I thought it was the same; but on Monday morning, an officer came, and asked me if I had taken such a chain in. I looked at the one he gave me, and observed that it was not gold, but it was of the same pattern. I am positive that the first chain I looked at was gold.

THOMAS GORDON . I am an officer. On Saturday, the 29th of March, Mr. Sowerby sent for me - He is a pawnbroker, in Chiswell-street - he gave the prisoner into my charge. I found a gold chain in his hat-it was tried, and proved to be gold. Mr. Sowerby charged him with offering a chain of the same pattern as the gold one, as gold-it was of the same pattern as the gold one which I found on him. I also found a duplicate of a chain pledged at Fleming's, on him. I went there, and saw a chain of the same pattern. I produce it.

ANDREW MILLER . That duplicate I gave to the prisoner. The gold chain has the mark on it where I tried it-the chain left with me is only worth 7s.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-93

631. JOSEPH DOLPHIN was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of April , 1lb. of coffee, value 1s. 1lb. of sugar, value 8d.; and one quarter of a pound of tea, value 1s. 9d. , the goods of James Cole .

To which indictment the prisoner pleaded. GUILTY .

Confined One Year , and Publicly Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-94

632. RIVET CHICK was indicted for a rape .

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-95

633. WILLIAM GRANT was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of David Miller , about four in the night of the 7th of February , with intent to steal .

DAVID MILLER . I live in Bunhill-row, St. Luke's . On the 7th of February, I went to bed, after having seen every thing secure. At four o'clock in the morning I was alarmed, and found the patrol at the door. The cellar-door was open, the padlock wrenched off, and laying on the ground. There was a hat and dark-lanthorn at the door. The watch-box is nearly opposite my door, and there is a lamp at the corner of the house.

THOMAS GRENVILLE . I am a watchman; my box is opposite Mr. Miller's house-there is lamp at the corner, which shews a clear light on his door. About four o'clock, I saw a man come out of Featherstone-street, and go into Banner-street; he came back, and stooped down by Mr. Miller's cellar grating. I came out, and he ran off. At four o'clock the next morning, as I was going my rounds, I heard Mr. Miller's private door moving gently open - I found it so. I called out, "who is there?"-no person answered. The prisoner shoved the door wide open, and walked out. I seized him by the collar-it was moonlight, and the lamp was a-light - I am sure he is the man. Francis Ensor (who was convicted here last Sessions) then came out. The prisoner said to him, "give it to him!"-the prisoner was then struggling, and I was beating him with my stick. I struck the prisoner on the head, and my staff drew blood, by which I knew I made a mark on his head. I was knocked down, and they both got away. On the 14th of March, I saw the prisoner at the Mansion-house, with another person, and pointed him out. I have no doubt of his being the man.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I was examined at Ensor's trial-it was a great while after that I saw the prisoner.

Q.In the course of that time, had you been looking out for any other person - A. Yes.

Q. I have your evidence here. - Did you, on your oath, say, last Session, any thing about your bloody staff; and did you not say, you had hold of him with both hands - A. I did not say I had. I know Richard Hutchence - I never felt a man's head of the name of Buckle, to see if he had a wound.

Q. Had you any conversation with Hutchence, after you had sworn to the prisoner - A. No; I do not know where he lives, or what shop he keeps.

Q. You never was at his shop in Chequer-alley - A. Once - He is a file-cutter. I think it was before I had been to the Mansion-house.

Q. Did you remember his asking you, how you could

swear to the prisoner, when you said you should not know the man from Adam - A.He never said so to me.

Q. On your oath, did you not say,

"I have sworn to him, and will stick by him, right or wrong" - A.Never - I was not with him two minutes. I went to ask him to grind my sword; I had no conversation with him about any thing but the sword. Cormick was in the shop when I was there.

Re-examined. I knew Hutchence by his once being a watchman. There was a wound on the prisoner's head when he was at the Mansion-house.

ANTHONY HARRISON . I apprehended the prisoner on the 14th of March, on another charge - He had a cut on his head.

Cross-examined. It was nearly healed. Grenville swore to him.

ISAAC NEWTON. I am a patrol. I came up to the house after the parties had made their escape, and found Grenville senseless, on the ground.

THOMAS VANN . I am an officer. I was at the Mansion-house when Grenville identified the prisoner - there was a mark on his head.

Cross-examined. He stood at the bar with other prisoners; his hat was off. After Ewer was committed, and before he was tried, I was at the Hope with Grenville - We went there for Grenville to see Buckle, to know whether he was the man. He said he could not speak to the man, unless he had the same dress on; he said, he made a wound in his head with his stick. We pushed Buckle's hat off, in a joke - I felt it; there was no wound on it. Grenville said he was not the man. He said the man had a fustain frock.

MR. ADOLPHUS, on behalf of the prisoner, called the following witnesses:

RICHARD HUTCHENCE . I am a file-cutter, and live in Chequer-alley, Whitecross-street. In February last, a day or two after the robbery, I had been on duty as a watchman, on the same beat with Grenville, and asked him if he should know the other man (Ewer had been committed), as I would keep a look-out. He said he should not know him from Adam, as he was knocked down, and hardly saw him. He came to my shop a day or two after, leaned over my window, and said he had got the chap. I said,"what chap?" - He said,

"the chap for Miller's crack;" and that he had sworn to him. I asked him how he could swear to him, when he told me he should not know him from Adam? He said, he had sworn to him, and would stick by him, right or wrong. My brother-in-law, Cormick, was in the shop at the same time - He went away. Grenville knew my shop as well as I did myself, and has been there scores of times. I am no acquaintance of the prisoner's. I gave up my place as a watchman when I had plenty of work.

Cross-examined. I had been watchman there three years - I never had any discredit imputed to me. When I went to be sworn in as a watchman, the Vestry would not accept me again. This conversation took place when I was a watchman.

NICHOLAS CORMICK. I was in the shop when Grenville called; I was at work at the vice. He said, he had got the man for the crack. My brother asked him how he could swear to the man, when he said he should not know him from Adam. He said," I have sworn to him, and will stick to him, right or wrong." He went away directly.

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG . I am an officer. At the time Ewer was brought to Worship-street Office, Grenville said, he should not know the other man, in the presence of Vann. I have had no conversation with any person about this, but I think it my duty to mention it.

Cross-examined. Q. Did he not say he should not know him, except from his coat - A.I never heard any such words - He said his staff was bloody.

THOMAS VANN . I have known Hutchence five or six years. From the knowledge I have of him, I would not believe him on his oath.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Would you believe Armstrong - A.Yes, I would. I know nothing of Cormick. NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-96

634. GABRIEL ARRAMBIDE was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February , one pair of pantaloons, value 10s., and one waistcoat, value 5s., the property of Moses Jonas , privately in his shop .

RACHAEL JONAS . I am the daughter of Moses Jonas, who is a salesman , and lives in Holywell-street . On the 21st of February, the prisoner came into the shop-there was no person in the shop but myself - I have frequently seen him before. The prisoner looked at several waistcoats, he took a fancy to one, and asked if it would look well with a blue coat - I told him it would. He stopped in the shop talking for about half an hour, and then left, without buying any thing. Immediately after he left the shop, I missed the waistcoat which he had taken a fancy to, from off the counter-it is worth 5s. I did not suspect that the prisoner had taken it. On the 28th of February he called again, and looked at some pantaloons. About a fortnight afterwards, I met him with the waistcoat on in Catherine-street - I stopped him, and told him he had stolen it. He said, he had taken it, and would pay me for it, if I would accept of the money. He ran off, and was secured.

SAMUEL LACK . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BENJAMIN JONAS . I am the son of Moses Jonas. On the 21st of February, I saw the prisoner in the shop. After he had left. I missed the waistcoat. When the prisoner was taken, he said Colonel Ashwell had given it to him.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Of stealing to the value of 4s. 10d.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-97

635. TIMOTHY GAREY was indicted for feloniously assaulting William Bannister , on the King's highway, on the 5th of April , and putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 2l., his property .

WILLIAM BANNISTER . I am a glass-man , and live at No. 6, Tonbridge-place, New-road. On the 5th of April, about half-past twelve o'clock at night, I was going down the west side of the pavement in Fleet-market, four men

came out of the inner part of the market, and followed me until I got into Holborn; I crossed over, and they all crossed also. I did not speak to them. They followed me up Holborn-hill; I turned back, and went into Fieldlane - They got away from me, and I saw no more of them until I got to the top of Field-lane; I got into Saffron-hill -they still followed me; I asked them what they wanted, and why they followed me. I was the worse for liquor, but was quite capable of walking home. They made no answer, but all four came upon me; one struck me upon the back of the neck, and knocked me down into the kennel, and at the same time one of them struck me on my thigh-all four of them continued together, but I did not receive any more blows. The moment I fell down I felt a hand going into my right-hand breeches pocket, but do not know whose it was; my watch was in my fob, they felt it through my pocket; I caught hold of my watch, and got the seal and key in my hand, the ring of the chain was broken, and they got the watch; I kept the seal and key-they took the watch and pocket together; they tore my pocket entirely out with the watch and fob. I had 1l. 15s. in my pocket, which I lost, but I thought it might have been lost in the scuffle, and did not include it in the indictment; I caught hold of the seal and key just as they gave the watch a jerk. I had no oportunity of seeing them so as to know them again - They ran away immediately. When I fell down, I fell on my knees, which hurt me very much and stunned me - I do not know which way they ran. Before this I had a very severe fall from a ladder and broke my legs, I was lame at the time. I called out stop thief! I could not call out before. I did not lose my senses. I got up and stood in the street, as I could not even move my legs. In less than five minutes the watchman brought the prisoner back. If I had been strong in my legs, the blows would not have done me a serious injury. I told the watchman that I was so much hurt that I could not exactly say that the prisoner was one of them. I said he was one of them, because when I turned round to speak to them on Saffron-hill, I noticed one of them more than the others, and thought he was one of them, becuase he had a long beard, as though he had not been shaved for a month. I will not swear to him.

STEPHEN LIDDARD . I am a whalebone-cutter, and live in Warwick-place, Whitecross-street. On the 5th April, about half-past twelve o'clock at night, I was going up Saffron-hill (it was Saturday night), I saw the prosecutor fall into the kennel, and four men close to him - They jumped down and closed round him (I did not see any blows given). I stopped to look at them, and saw three of them part from him and go down Red Lion-court-the other man stopped by him, he was laying on the west side; the man caught him by his collar, and turned him round on his back; I saw him push both his hands down into his pockets distinctly-it was his waistcoat pocket; he then looked up and saw me, and ran up Saffron-hill. A young man, who was standing about three yards from me, but farther from the prisoner, ran after him. I did not pursue him, but he took him before I lost sight of him - He did not run above eighty or ninety yards; I saw him brought back and given to the watchman. The prisoner is the man.

Q. On your solemn oath then, the man this person apprehended is the very man you saw run his hands down the clothes of the prosecutor, and one of the four men you saw close round him - A. I am certain of it; I am sure he is the man, his beard was very long; the prosecutor appeared stupified and much hurt, another young man lifted him up; I did not hear him call out "watch, or stop thief;" he did not appear to be very drunk - He was upon his legs before the watchman brought the prisoner up to him. I did not hear him make any complaint. I saw the key and seal on the ground by his side, a young woman picked it up, and put into his hand, when he was on the ground - He said his watch was gone; his pocket was torn out. I then went in, it being close to my house.

Prisoner. Q. Did I run or walk - A. You ran.

Q. Are you sure you saw me put my hand into his pocket - A. He put his hand into his pocket.

JOHN BARNLEY . I am the beadle of the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn. On the 5th of April, about half-past twelve o'clock, the watchman and I were together on Saffron-hill, on duty, at the lower end of the hill, I heard the cry of stop thief! I pushed on and saw a young man pursuing the prisoner, he caught him, brought him back, and delivered him to Eyers; we took him to the prosecutor, and he immediately said he was one of the men: he appeared confused, and said, "they have got my watch, and here is the seal and key," holding it up in his hand. I did not see him on the ground; his knees were very dirty; he said they had knocked him down, and that he was very much hurt-his clothes were torn quite off. I searched the prisoner in the street, but found nothing upon him. I took him to the watch-house.

RICHARD EYRES . I am a watchman. On the 5th of April, about half-past twelve o'clock, I was on duty on Saffron-hill, with the last witness, I heard a cry of stop thief, and watch! I ran out, and as I passed the prosecutor I saw him laying on the ground - I did not go up to him; I went about twelve yards further, and the prisoner was delivered up to me - I brought him back. I saw the man who brought him to me running after him - He was taken about five yards from where I was; I saw the man take him.

BARNLEY re-examined. I saw the man who took the prisoner, at the watch-house; he said he would give me his address, but he went away.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going down Saffron-hill in my way home, I saw a mob of people together; I saw them go away, and went and laid hold of the man by his collar, to lift him up; I helped him up, but did not put my hand into his pocket.

Jury to LIDDARD. Q. Do you not live in Whitecross-street. - A. I work in Whitecross-street, but sleep at 143, Saffron-hill.

BARNLEY re-examined. I know he sleeps on Saffron-hill, and works in Whitecross-street.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 29.

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-98

636. MARY SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , sixteen yards of printed cotton, value 35s., the property of William Eagles Johnson , privately in his shop .

EDWARD RICHARDSON . I am shopman to Mr. Eagles Johnson, who lives in Oxford-street . On the 18th of April, in consequence of information which I received, I run out, and took the prisoner in Henrietta-street, and found sixteen yards of cotton on her. I had not seen her in or about the shop at all-it was Mr. Johnson's property. I had seen it safe about two hours before - She had got it wrapped up in her apron, under her child's legs-it was taken out of the window-there was another man and a boy in the shop beside me - I told her she must go back with me - She said distress had driven her to it-it could have been taken out of the shop by putting her arms in - A lady described the prisoner to me - I gave her into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man gave it to me to carry for him. GUILTY . Aged 30.

Of stealing only. Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-99

637. PETER DOLLON was indicted for a misdemeanour .

MR. ROBERT LUCAS . I am chief officer on board the Warren Hastings . In its boyage to China, we had a man on board of the name of David Otley -there was only one person on board of that name - He came on board, in April, 1815, and went the whole voyage, and returned to the Downs on the 12th of May, 1816 - He died on board on the 12th of May, and was buried in the sea.

MR. GEORGE LABER . In May, 1816, I was clerk to W. and I. Larkins, managing owners of the Warren Hastings . The purser of that ship arrived in town about the 12th of May, and made a return of the crew. David Otley was stated in that return as gunner's second-mate, in a voyage from China direct. There was no other David Otley in that return. The ship left England on the 13th of May, 1815. After the purser had arrived, the prisoner came to our counting-house, about the 17th of May, and asked what balance was due to David Otley , the gunner's-mate, on board the Warren Hastings . He said he was his nephew, and wished to "adminster." I told him, from the purser's account, David Otley was not dead, but I would enquire of the purser. He called several times before I saw the purser, and still persisted, that he was dead. I found, that he was dead, and told the prisoner so. He then wanted to know what effects he had. I made up the ledger of wages to the 15th of May. I told him there was a net balance of 11l. 17s. 6d. coming to David Otlcy (looks at the ledger.) There is a balance of 22l. 1s. 9d.; but after deducting the expences, there then remained 11l. 17s. 6d. He said he should go and administer; about three or four days after which, on the 12th of June, he brought me letters of administration to David Otley , and asked me to advance the money on them (this is quite usual.) A porter of Doctors' Commons of the name of Cluce, came with him - He brought a bill from the Proctor for making out the letters of administration, and I paid Cluce 1l. 8s. by the prisoner's desire - I likewise paid the balance to the prisoner, deducting the discount, which made it 9l. 4s. 6d.. When the assignment became due, which was on the 22d of July, I presented the documents, in order to get the money, to the clerk in the East India House, at the regular office. I was to receive 11l. 16s. 6d., and give the receipt (looks at the letters of administration.) The signature of P. Dollon was on the receipt. I saw the prisoner write it, and likewise T. Cluce witness it.

THOMAS CLUCE . I am a porter of Doctors' Commons. I went with the prisoner to Mr. Larkins's Office. The prisoner wrote P. Dollon, and I witnessed it.

(The letters of administration were then put in, and read.)

MR. GEORGE SAMUEL HEALES . I am a proctor. The prisoner applied to me on the 12th of June to obtain letters of administration to David Otley . I took down the instructions he gave me. He stated, that he was the nephew, and the only next of kin, to David Otley, of the Warren Hastings, who died on the 15th of April, 1816, at sea, a batchelor, without a parent, brother or sister, uncle or aunt; that this effects were under 20l. - they were to be granted to him, as nephew, and next of kin. I obtained the letters of administration in the regular way, and accompanied him to Doctor Meyrick 's chambers in Doctors' Commons, before whom he was there sworn. I saw the oath administered to him. I attested the warrant by which he was sworn, and afterwards received 1l. 8s. (which was my bill), from Cluce (looks at the documents). These are the same.

GEORGE MOSS . I am clerk to the registrar of the Bishop of London. I produce a warrant purporting to be sworn by P. Dollon, as the nephew and only next of kin to David Otley. I also produce a bond signed by P. Dollon, and T. Cluce, as a witness.

CLUCE. I signed that bond with the prisoner.

SAMUEL RUSH MEYRICK, LL. D. I am Surrogate to Sir William Scott (looks at the warrant). This has my signature, which denotes that the contents have been sworn to by me (read).

MR. RICHARD COOPER . I am in the pay-office of the East India House. The money for the receipt was paid to Mr. Laber.

THOMAS OTLEY . I am a gardener, living at Mitcham. My father's name is Thomas. I am the eldest son. I had a brother of the name of David Otley , who went on board the Warren Hastings two years ago. I have three brothers besides him: their names are William, James, and Robert; and three sisters, Mary, Sarah, and Ann. They are all single, and now living. The prisoner is not my nephew, nor any relation whatever to me. I have no nephew. I never saw him before. My father and mother are both dead. My brother, David Otley , was never married.

JAMES OTLEY . I am brother to the last witness. My brother, David, went on board the Warren Hastings to China. The prisoner is no relation to me.

RICHARD GRIFFIN . I am boatswain's mate on board the Warren Hastings . I knew David Otley - He messed with me all the voyage to and from China, until he died; he was very much like Thomas Otley , who has given evidence. I have often heard David Otley talk of his brother, and say they lived at Mitcham, and were born at Stratham or Sheen. He also said his sisters lived at Sheen. I never heard him say he had a nephew.

MR. WILLIAM WILSON . I was present when the prisoner was apprehended. As we were taking him to the counter, I asked him if his name was Peter Dollon . He said it was; but he was a poor man, and hoped we would

not hurt him. I asked him how he came to get David Otley's money. He said he had an uncle of that name who went to sea, and he had not seen him for many years. He said he was his mother's brother, and he thought it might be the same. I asked him how he came to get the porter in the Commons to be his security-he said he gave him 5s. for it. I asked how much he cleared for himself-he told me, about 9l. I was with him afterwards, waiting for his commitment - He asked me if they would hang him.

MR. WILLIAM PRESTON. I took the prisoner in Aldgate. The last witness has spoken correctly.

Prisoner's Defence. My mother's name was Otley. She is sister to David Otley , mentioned in the indictment. David Otley told me, when he died, that I should have what he had. I heard he was dead, and administered.

MARGARET PALEY . I live in Gray's Inn-lane. I knew his mother in Dublin. I have often heard the prisoner speak of his uncle, whose name, he said, was David Hartland . I am quite sure Hartland is the name.

Cross-examined. I did not call myself his wife when he was apprehended. I wanted to see where they took him, and he called me his wife.

GUILTY .

Confined Two Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-100

638. SARAC ATKINSON was indicted for perjury .

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-101

639. MAGNUS MORTON KELLY was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of March , one silver ladle, value 4s. , the goods of Eliza Forrest and Thomas Douglas Forrest .

The property being proved to belong to Eliza Forrest only, and the indictment stating it to be the joint property, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-102

640. MAGNUS MORTON KELLY was again indicted for stealing, on the 5th of March , two shirts, value 20s.; one handkerchief, value 4s.; and two neck-cloths, value 2s. , the property of Eliza Forrest and Thomas Douglas Forrest .

ELIZA FORREST . I am in partnership with Thomas Douglas Forrest . We keep the Swan Tavern, in Sloane-street . On the 5th of March, the prisoner came down from our coffee-room, with two gentlemen, about eleven o'clock. They came into the bar to settle with me. The prisoner proposed walking home with one of the gentlemen. I was called from the bar, and left the prisoner and two gentlemen in the room. While I was standing in the bar, the prisoner left the other gentleman, and passed me. Previous to this, I had placed a bundle of linen, which had been left in my care, in the corner of the room. It was Colonel Tolen 's linen, which had just come from the laundress. I had seen that the things were all right. When I returned from the bar to the room, the gentlemen asked me if the prisoner was gone. I said he had passed me, but did not speak-soon after which the Colonel came, and I missed the things.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. They were entrusted to my care to get washed, and we were answerable.

THOMAS DOUGLAS FORREST . I am the partner of Eliza Forrest. I saw the laundress bring the linen home, and give it to my sister - She opened it. On the 17th of March, I accompanied Turner to the Angel Inn, St. Clement's, and found the prisoner in bed there - He said, "I suppose you want Colonel Tolens 's shirts." Turner opened the drawers, and found one shirt and two handkerchiefs. Turner said,"here is only one shirt!" and the prisoner said, he had got the other on, and if he would give him another out of the drawer, he would take it off. We found the other neck handkerchief hanging over the chair. We secured him.

SAMUEL TURNER . I am an officer. On the 17th of March, I went with Mr. Forrest. I told the prisoner that I was an officer, and that he was suspected of robbing Mr. Forrest, of Sloane-street. I found a shirt and two handkerchiefs in his drawer. He said, he supposed I was looking for Colonel Tolens 's shirt, and that he had got it on - He said, he was intoxicated when he took them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-103

641. WILLIAM M'DOWELL was indicted for embezzlement .

MR. JONATHAN MARCHANT . I am a coal-merchant , in partnership with Jeremiah Garnett - We live in Grafton-street, Soho . The prisoner was our servant ; he had lived one year with us; his duty was to collect money. In the month of January, I sent him to several persons, one of whom was Mrs. Wildsmith, to collect some money - He rendered me no account of any he had received. In February last, I asked him if he was paid; he told me, Mrs. Wildsmith said, it was not convenient for her to pay it; he has never paid me any money he received from her.

ANN WILDSMITH . I live in Dufour's-place, Broad-street, Golden-square. My husband owed the prosecutor 3l. - I paid it to the prisoner, and he gave me a receipt, on the 28th of January - I paid him notes (receipt read).

JEREMIAH GARNETT. I am the partner of Mr. Jonathan Marchant . The prisoner never gave me an account of money received from Mrs. Wildsmith.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-104

642. JOHN GREATHEAD was indicted for feloniously and wilfully making an assault upon John Moor , on the 21st of February , and that he did feloniously strike, cut, and stab him, with intent, of his malice aforethought, to kill and murder him .

SECOND COUNT, stating his intent to be to disable him, and do him some grievous bodily harm.

JOHN MOOR . I belong to the Refuge for the Destitute . On the 21st of February, about twelve o'clock in the morning, I asked a boy, of the name of Barcare (who was under my care), to make a thread for me; the prisoner interfered,

and said that I drove Barcare about, as if he was my apprentice. I told him I would tell the master. Soon after one o'clock, the master came into the room; I told him, and he ordered us both to sit down to work, which we did-the master left the room. The prisoner got up, and called me a monkey; I immediately hit him, slightly, with my hand; he stood with a knife in his hand - He immediately stuck it into my body. I told the master I thought he had stabbed me. I opened my bosom, and saw a cut; the prisoner said, he was sorry for what he had done, and we shook hands - He had the knife in his hand when I struck him. I do not think he owed me any malice when he did it.

The Court ruled, that the proof did not come within the meaning of the Act, as it was not done with malice aforethought, it being done at the impulse of a moment.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-105

643. STEPHEN CARTER was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of February , four bushels of oats, value 12s., and one sack, value 1s. , the goods of William Mellish , Esq .

WILLIAM HODGE. I am servant to Mr. Mellish, who lives at Bush-hill, Edmonton -the prisoner was his carter . On the 19th of February, about five o'clock in the morning, he was going to take a cart loaded with straw to town. I saw him on the top with a sack on his shoulder. I told him that was the way the barn was robbed. I went and told Mr. Hewinson, who is the bailiff, and brought him back with me. Duffey stood by the cart while I was gone. We found the prisoner had gone, and left the cart in the yard.

JOHN HEWINSON . I am bailiff to Mr. Mellish. The prisoner had received orders to go to town with straw. Hodge fetched me to the barn-yard about half-past five o'clock in the morning. I found the cart there loaded, but the prisoner had left. Duffey was by the cart. I saw the sack in the cart; it contained four bushels of oats-there was quite sufficient in the nose-bags for the horses, ready mixed. I could not find the prisoner. The two men who worked in the barn also absconded. When the prisoner was apprehended, he said, he was sorry for what he had done. He came to his lodgings, on the 10th of March, for his clothes, and they sent for me. I had been there to look for him before, but he had absconded from there. I had got a warrant for him.

Cross-examined. He did not say the thrasher gave him the oats. Hodge gives the corn out for the horses.

MATTHEW DUFFEY . Hodge told me to watch the cart while he went for the bailiff-there was a sack there, which contained oats.

PHILIP WEBBER . I work for Mr. Mellish. I saw the sack taken out of the cart-it contained oats.

THOMAS BOSWELL . I am a constable. I took the prisoner into custody at his lodgings on the 10th of March. He said, he had 7l. and his clothes there, or he should not have come back; and that we could not hurt him much, or he would not have returned.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Six Months , and Publicly Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-106

644. JAMES THOMAS was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Pointer , about ten in the night of the 16th of April , with intent to steal, and stealing therein, two sheets, value 2s., the property of James Greaves .

JAMES GREAVES . I keep a china-shop , in Charles-street, Drury-lane . On the 16th of April, about nine o'clock at night, Mrs. Pointer said she missed the sheets-they were mine. I saw them again next day, at the Public-Office.

JAMES LOVEDAY . I am a patrol. On the 16th of April, I met the prisoner in Rosemary-lane, asking where he could sell the sheets. I looked at them, and seeing they were marked, I asked him if they were his-he said they were, and that he brought them from abroad-the sheets had the words "stop thief" on them. I secured him.

THOMAS OSBORNE . I am a constable. The prisoner told me he got the sheets from Charles-street. I found they belonged to Greaves.

SARAH BUTLER . I sleep in the house. I went home about nine o'clock, found the door open, and missed the sheets.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Of stealing only. Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-107

645. JAMES GARDNER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April , one tea-caddy, value 8s.; and one sugar-bason, value 2s., the property of Richard Howard , privately in his shop .

FRANCIS PHILIPS . On the 19th of April, I saw a man take the caddy, and pointed him out to Howard, who secured him.

WILLIAM COOPER . On the 9th of April, I was at my shop-window, and saw a man stop at the corner of Georgeyard, and take the caddy from under his coat-it was like the prisoner.

SAMUEL BROWN . Mrs. Philips pointed the prisoner out to me. I pursued him and took him. He said he had done it from distress.

JOSEPH PRIME . I took the prisoner into custody-he said, he did it through distress.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-108

646. JOHN DEXTER was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of April , six decanters, value 9s.; thirty-nine glasses, value 26s.; one pair of salts, value 4s.; two cruets, value 1s.; one china bowl, value 6s.; six cups and saucers, value 5s.; four mugs, value 7s.; and one tea-pot, value 1s.; the property of William Hammond , in his dwelling-house .

HANNAH HAMMOND . I am the wife of William Hammond , who keeps the One Tun, in the Strand . On the 1st of April, the prisoner, his sister, and another man, went into my parlour, at a little after two o'clock - He had been there several times before. They had some beer, and his sister went out and in four or five times with a basket, which was empty, when she came in, but appeared full when she went out. They paid the reckoning, and went away. In the evening, I went to my cupboard, in the

room where they sat, and missed the articles stated in the indictment.

JOSEPH RAWLEY . I am a pot-boy; the basket was between the prisoner and his sister, when they were in the tap-room.

JOHN WATSON . I found the prisoner in a public-house, with his sister and Verney, who were acquitted here on Friday. I secured him.

ISAAC PIKE . I went to the prisoner's lodgings, and found a goblet and stopper.

(Goblet and stopper sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-109

647. JOHN MULLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of March , fifteen brushes, value 8s., the property of John Warner , privately in his shop .

JOHN WARNER . I am a brush-maker , and live in Tottenham-court-road . On the 27th of March, about eight o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner creeping out of my shop - He was stooping; I was in the back-parlour; I opened the door, and he ran off, I ran after him, and called out stop thief! I saw him throw them down; I picked them up, and lost sight of him - He was taken directly; he said a man sent him in for them.

WILLIAM TERRY . I heard the cry of stop thief, and saw the prisoner running - I stopped him. I saw him drop something.

Prisoner's Defence. A man sent me in for them.

GUILTY . Aged 11.

Of stealing to the value of 4s. 10d. only.

Judgment respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-110

648. MICHEAL DECOURSEY was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of March , 30lbs. of lead, value 5s., and one fixture, to wit, one cock, value 1s., belonging to John Sharpe , and fixed to the dwelling-house of Joseph Hudson .

SECOND COUNT, The same, only stating it to be fixed to a certain dwelling-house.

JOHN SHARPE . I am a bricklayer , and live in Great Peter-street, Westminster ; I have a lease of the premises. I lost twelve feet of leaden pipe, and a brass-cock, which lets the water into my house, it was fixed against my wall, on the 29th of March in the morning; soon after I saw the prisoner and followed him, and saw him lock it up in a shed.

THOMAS DAGNAL . I am an officer. I found the lead in a shed in Great Pye-street.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-111

649. JOHN SULLIVAN and GEORGE YOUNG were indicted for stealing, on the 1st of March , 146lbs. of lead, value 1l. 1s., belonging to Sarah Coley and Robert Jerrad Coley , and fixed to their dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be fixed to a certain building.

ROBERT JERRAD COLEY. I live with my mother, and am a butcher , in Great Peter-street . On the 1st of March, we lost the lead from our pent-house.

DAVID YATES . On the 1st of March, I and Sullivan went and took the lead off the premises, and sold it to Mrs. Watkins, Chandos-street, St. Martin's-lane, for 14s. 7d., it weighed 11/2 cwt. On Monday, the 4th of March, I and the prisoner, Young, took 108lbs. of lead from the same house, and sold it for 9s. 7d. He was not with us the first time.

WILLIAM GOODENOUGH . On the morning of the 1st of March, between two and three o'clock, I met the two prisoners in Peter-street. I followed them, and traced them to several places, but lost sight of them. On Monday morning I met Sullivan, and Yates, the witness, at the corner of Peter-street; I watched them about, but lost them; I saw them again the next morning, and secured them. I have known the prisoners for six months.

SULLIVAN - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

YOUNG- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-112

650. GEORGE YOUNG was again indicted for stealing, on the 3d of March , 96lbs of lead, value 14s. belonging to Sarah Coley and Robert Jerrad Coley , and fixed to their dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be fixed to a certain building.

ROBERT JERRAD COLEY. We lost some more lead on the 3d of March.

DAVID YATES . On the 3d of March, between two and three o'clock, I and the prisoner took 108lbs. of lead from the pent-house, and sold it to Mrs. Watkins for 9s. 7d.

WILLIAM GOODENOUGH . I saw the prisoner and Yates, at the corner of Peter-street, about half-past two o'clock; I followed them and secured the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-113

651. ABRAHAM ABRAHAMS and GEORGE NICHOLS were indicted for stealing, on the 2d of April , two pair of boots, value 3l. , the goods of John Handson .

EBENZER DALTON . I am an officer. On 2d April, from information which I received, I went with Freeman, and found both the prisoners in a house in Black Lion-court, with a bundle, containing the boots, two hats, and a quantity of scissars - They appeared to be going to divide them.

FRANCIS FREEMAN . I was with Dalton; he has spoken correctly.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ABRAHAMS - GUILTY . Aged 17.

NICHOLLS - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-114

652. PETER BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of March , 28 yards of printed cotton, value 35s. , the goods of William Ashdown .

WILLIAM ASHDOWN . I am a linen-draper , and live in Well-street . On 27th of March I was called to the door, and a person gave the prisoner in my charge, saying, he had taken the cotton. I found the cotton on the ground.

PETER RYAN . I saw the prisoner take the print, and put it under his arm. I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-115

653. ANDREW JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of April , one carpet, value 4l. 10s. the goods of William Bates .

JOHN BROCK . I was left in care of Mr. Bates's house, in the Commercial-road . On the 3d of April, the prisoner came to me, and requested to see the house, saying, he he was a friend of Mr. Millwright's, whom I knew; I sent my brother with him, and soon after followed myself - He promised to come the next day again, but did not not; I missed the carpet the next morning. I was with my brother, in Chapman-street, and saw him with a woman, who had the carpet on her head. I took charge of him, and he dropped a key, which I picked up. The woman got away.

JOSEPH BROCK . I showed the prisoner over the house - He promised to come the next morning, but did not. I was with my brother, and saw the prisoner talking to a woman, who had the carpet on her head - She threw it down, and ran away. We secured the prisoner, and he dropped a key.

EBENZER DALTON . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge, and tried the key; it was a skeleton key, and exactly fitted the door.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-116

654. ELIZA MURRAY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of April , 8lbs. of bacon, value 5s. , the goods of John Eldsworth .

JOHN ELDSWORTH . I am a cheesemonger , and live in Drury-lane . On the 8th of April, about half-past six o'clock in the evening, my man called me, and I found the prisoner in the shop, with the bacon in her basket.

SAMUEL REDMAN . I am shopman to Mr. Eldsworth. The prisoner came into the shop, and asked for some eggs - I saw her take the bacon off the pile, and put it into her basket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Confined One Month . GUILTY . Aged 28.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-117

655. WILLIAM THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of April , 12lbs. of ham, value 9s. , the property of John Eldsworth .

JOHN ELDSWORTH. On the 1st of April, about one o'clock, I was in my back-room - A boy said the ham was taken. I ran out-the prisoner was pointed out to me. I secured him, and took the ham from under his coat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Confined Six Months . GUILTY . Aged 28.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-118

656. ALEXANDER WATSON was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of February , one jacket, value 10s.; one knife, value 3d.; one box, value 3d., the goods of John Nash ; and one jacket, value 10s, and two rings, value 2d. , the goods of Thomas South .

JOHN NASH . I am a shipwright . On the 25th of February, I was at work in Mr. Dowson's yard, at Limehouse . I pulled my jacket off, and hung it on the rail. I missed it at eleven o'clock. In about half an hour, I saw the prisoner come into the yard, and take South's jacket. I followed him, and charged him with taking mine - He said, he was never in the yard. I found my box and knife, which were in my jacket, on the prisoner.

THOMAS SOUTH . I was at work with Nash, and found my jacket on the prisoner.

THOMAS LOCKE . I saw the prisoner searched, and found South's knife on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-119

657. THOMAS WIGGINS was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , 10lbs of sugar, value 9s. , the goods of John Anderson .

JOHN ANDERSON. I live at Hoxton . On the 25th of March, I saw the prisoner come into my shop, and take a loaf of sugar out of the window. He sprung forward, and asked for an ounce of barley sugar. I told him he had taken the sugar - He denied it-it was removed from its place - He was taken to the watch-house, and some men attempted to rescue him.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-120

658. PATRICK KALE was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of April , fourteen prints, value 20l., and five yards of baize, value 2s., the property of William Bainbridge , in his dwelling-house .

WILLIAM INNWOOD . I am a patrol. On the 17th of April, about half-past eleven o'clock at night, Mr. Bainbridge's house, in Holborn , was on fire. I saw the prisoner come from the door of the house, with the prints and baize under his arm. I followed him through the crowd into Broadway, St. Giles's, which was about one hundred yards from the house. When I collared him, he said he was going to take care of them. I secured him, and gave him to Roberts. The prisoner rushed from him, threw the prints down, and run away. I pursued him, and never lost sight of him.

LEWIS ROBERTS . I am a watchman. I was standing about two hundred yards from Mr. Bainbridge's house, and met the prisoner in custody at the corner of Drury-lane. As I was taking him to the watch-house, he threw the prints down, and run away.

CHARLES WOOD . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoner by the fire, with a roll of paper. I did not see him come out of the door. I afterwards saw him running down Drury-lane. I detained him.

SAMUEL FURZEMAN . I am a watch-house keeper. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house-he tried to

escape-he said, that he picked them up at London-bridge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-121

659. JAMES DUNN was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of February , nine dishes, value 4s.; thirty-seven plates, value 15s.; and twelve wine glasses, value 6s. , the goods of Henry Francis Perrence .

MARY PERRENCE . I am the wife of Henry Francis Perrence . We keep the George, in Baron-row, Chelsea . On the 22d of February, about half-past three o'clock, the prisoner and another man came with a bag, which appeared to have hay in it. They went into the parlour, and had some ale and gin. They left about half-past four. The bag then appeared to be full. I went to my cupboard, in the parlour, which was kept locked, and missed the articles stated in the indictment. The prisoner carried the bag. I went out, and saw them walking together about thirty yards off. I sent Brown after them, and he brought the prisoner back with the bag, which contained my things. He had two wine glasses in his hat, and two in his pocket.

STEPHEN BROWN . Mrs. Perrence sent me after the men. I secured the prisoner, about sixty yards from the house, with the bag-his companion run away.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-122

660. ISAAC COOKE and THOMAS JELLY were indicted for stealing, on the 22d of February , two table cloths, value 5s., and one shift, value 4s. , the goods of John Corbett .

JOSEPH PENMAN . I live next door to Mrs. Corbett. I heard the alarm, and run out. The prisoners were pointed out to me. I pursued them, and saw them throw something white over a wall. I collared Cooke, and Millward took Jelly. I found the articles stated in the indictment on the other side of the wall.

HENRY MILLWOOD . I am a bricklayer. I saw them throw the things over the wall, and secured Jelly.

THOMAS MACMANUS . I saw the prisoner throw the bundle over the wall.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-123

661. MICHAEL DUFFEY and JOSEPH CARTER were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of March , one gown, value 10s.; four caps, value 4s.; two aprons, value 2d.; one towel, value 2d.; one pair of shoes, value 4s.; three gold rings, value 3l. 3s.; one tea caddy, value 1s.; and nineteen shillings , the goods and monies of Mary Smith .

MARY SMITH. I live in Globe-street, Ratcliffe . On the 9th of March, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, I lost my things out of the back room. I was in the front room, and saw a man run out of my room - I followed him, calling stop thief, till he was secured-it was the prisoner, Duffy.

THOMAS CAYHILL . I am a headborough. On the 9th of March, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, I heard the alarm. I live about three doors from Mr. Smith. I looked out of window, and saw the prisoner, Duffy, running, and Mrs. Smith pursuing him. I run into the street, and found the prisoner, Carter, waiting at the bottom of the alley, with the property in his hands. I did not suspect him then. Duffy was secured. He pulled twelve shillings out, and said, he would give all he had to make it up. He made great resistance. When I saw Carter with the bundle. he said he picked it up. He gave me his address, but I found it was false.

MARY SMITH re-examined. About a quarter of an hour after Duffy was taken, Carter came to me, and offered me all the money he had. He said he would return the caddy and all that was in it, if I would not appear against Duffy. I told him to call again. I informed Nathan, and he took him.

NATHANIEL NATHAN. I am a headborough. I took Duffy to the watch-house. Soon after, Carter came to see him, and in consequence of what I heard, I detained him.

MICHAEL DUFFY - GUILTY . Aged 25.

JOSEPH CARTER - GUILTY . Aged 32.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-124

662. MARY ENNIS was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of March , two pillow cases, value 1s.; two petticoats, value 1s.; two aprons, value 6d.; and one napkin, value 3d. , the goods of Isaac Levy .

ISAAC LEVY . I am a salesman , and live in Dock-street, Rosemary-lane . On the 29th of March, about half-past nine o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner on my stairs. Not knowing her, I asked her where she was going - She said to Mrs. Delany. I had some new lodgers. I went up, and asked their name, in consequence of which they told me. I came down, and found the prisoner gone. I overtook her about twenty yards off, and charged her with taking the things off the horse - She said she was sorry for it - She had the things concealed under her shawl.

MARY LEVY . The things hung on the horse in the two pair of stairs landing.

NATHANIEL NATHAN . I took the prisoner in charge. She said she was sorry for it.

(Property produced and sworn to).

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Confined Two Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-125

663. SAMUEL JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of March , two pair of stays, value 4s. , the goods of Benjamin Rogers .

BENJAMIN ROGERS . I am a stay-maker , living in the Kingsland-road . On the 4th of March, I heard somebody in my shop - I run down, and found the prisoner in custody in the street, with the stays under his arm.

THOMAS WICKS . I am a watch-maker, living opposite Mr. Rogers. I saw the prisoner go into the shop, and take the stays out of the window - I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded distress. GUILTY . Aged 35.

Judgment respited .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-126

664. GEORGE BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of March , 60lbs. of lead, value 12s., belonging to and fixed to a certain dwelling-house of our Lord the King .

SECOND COUNT. The same, only stating it to be the property of the Right Honourable William Huskisson , William Dacres Adams , Esq. and Henry Dawkins , Esq. the Commissioners of his Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues , and fixed to their dwelling-house.

THIRD COUNT. The same, only stating it to be the property of Ellen Duffield , and fixed to her dwelling-house.

THREE OTHER COUNTS. The same, only stating it to be fixed to a certain building (to wit), a house.

ELLEN DUFFIELD . I have been placed by the Commissioners of Woods and Forests, at 31, Mortimer-street, Marylebone , and have lived there twelve months. On the 20th of March, about a quarter before five o'clock in the morning, I was alarmed by some persons jumping from over the window. I opened the window, and saw a man and a boy looking up to see who was looking out. I called the watch, and in a few minutes they brought the prisoner back. I found the lead had been taken up from off the flat at the back of the house, which forms the roof of the kitchen. I asked the prisoner why he came to a house where he was sure to be seen - He said, that it was distress that drove him to it, as he had had no work for sixteen months. I afterwards saw the lead fitted to the place-the lead and the bag laid just at the place where I saw the men.

JAMES MULDAM . I am a watchman - I heard Mrs. Duffield call out, and saw a man and a boy come out of the back part of her premises-they run past me - I followed them down Chandos-street - Davison secured the prisoner. I am sure he is the man - I never lost sight of him - He said, I suppose, if I had five or six shillings to give you, you would let me go - He said, there were too many of us for him, but if he had his coat off, he would get away from us - We found the lead cut off, and rolled up, and a bag and two knives, close by.

ANDREW DAVISON . I am a watchman - I stopped the prisoner in Portland-place, and found two knives on the roof-the lead exactly fitted the place-it weighed 47lbs.

WILLIAM SHAW . I am a watch-house keeper - I fitted the lead to the roof.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I did not say I had been out of work.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middllesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-127

665. JOHN MILLER was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of March , 1lb. of tea, value 3s. , the property of the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies .

JOHN RABY . I am servant to the Company. On the 3d of March, the prisoner was nailing up some chests of tea - I saw him put his hand into the chest, and put it into his pocket - I told the elder.

JAMES WEATHERSTONE . I am an elder in the Company's service. Raby told me, and I sent for an officer, who searched him, and found the tea in his pocket he he had been in the Company's service twenty-seven years, at 19s. 6d. per week - He is also a gardener, and a single man.

JOHN CUTTRISS . I am an officer. I searched the prisoner, and found the tea upon him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 70.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-128

666. AARON JENNINGS was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , 12lbs. of unmanufactured tobacco, value 2s. , the goods of our Lord the King.

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be the property of the London Dock Company .

JOSEPH MAHON . I work in the tobacco-warehouse in the London Docks . The prisoner was an extra weigher , and employed at the kiln .

WILLIAM CLARKE . I am an officer. I was on duty at the Docks. As the prisoner was going out, I stopped him, and told him he had got something that he should not - He said he had not - I found 9lbs. of leaf tobacco about his body, and 3lbs. in his hat - He is a custom-house officer - He desired me not to tell, as he should lose his place.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. We are not allowed to rub the custom-house officers down as they go out.

WILLIAM FOLDER. I am a foreman to the Company. I saw the prisoner come out of the kiln.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-129

667. HENRY HALLET was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of April , one mare, price 4l. , the property of Daniel Miller .

DANIEL MILLER . I am a butcher. On the 5th of April, I was at Colebrook fair , and employed the prisoner to ride my horse about. I sold it, and bought a galloway mare. I paid the prisoner 3s., and discharged him. I went to a public-house, and tied my mare to the rails-when I came out, it was gone - I found my mare. - The prisoner was secured - I had given him no authority to ride it.

THOMAS SPARKS. I saw the mare tied up to the rails. The prisoner got on it, and rode some distance, and returned again, and then rode towards London-it was done publicly.

MICHAEL PEARCE . I am a jobber. I bought the mare of the prisoner, at Hounslow, for three guineas. Miller took it away from me.

DANIEL MILLER. I got the mare from the Three Tuns, at Twickenham. I bought it of a man of the name of Buckland.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the mare for Miller, and he told me to sell it. I was his partner.

EDWARD MEMORY . I was at Colebrook fair, and saw Miller and the prisoner there, with two horses. I bought two horses of the prisoner. After that, I saw them both riding the galloway mare together, and they appeared

to be partners. I saw Miller offer him 1s. 6d., and he said that was not his share - They bought the mare of a gipsey.

ROBERT HINTON . I am a costermonger. After Miller bought the mare, I saw him and the prisoner riding up and down the fair together-the prisoner was on the galloway mare. I saw them together after they had been to the public-house.

MILLER. I did sell the man the two horses for 5l. 2s. - the prisoner was not to have his share of the profits.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-130

668. THOMAS JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of February , 15 yards of bed-ticking, value 20s. , the good of George Blakeley .

GEORGE BLAKELEY . I am a feather-bed manufacturer . On the 26th of February, about five o'clock, I missed the ticking out of my window.

HENRY MOSES . I am a slop-seller, and live in East Smithfield. On the 26th of February, about six o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came to my shop with the ticking, and asked me to buy it. I told him it would not suit me-knowing him before, I suspected him. He turned towards Nathan's house - I followed him. As he passed Nathan's, I called him out, and we followed the prisoner till he got to the middle of Rosemary-lane - He then saw us, and we secured him. He said, it was of no use, as we should never find out where he got it.

NATHANIEL NATHAN . I am a headborough. Moses called on me - We followed the prisoner some distance, and secured him in Rosemaay-lane, with the ticking under his arm. I at last found that it belonged to Mr. Blakeley.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY Aged 34.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-131

669. JAMES MOWAT was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of March , seven yards of carpet, value 30s. , the goods of John Weight .

SARAH WESTON. I am servant to Mr. John Weight. On the 19th of March, about eight o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner take the carpet out of the shop-window, and told my master.

JOHN WEIGHT , jun. Weston pointed the prisoner out to me; I brought him back with the carpet.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man told me to take it.

GUILTY . Aged 10.

Judgment respited . Sent to the Refuge.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-132

670. WILLIAM PORTER was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , half a yard of woollen cloth, value 9s. , the goods of John Wallis .

JOHN WALLIS. I am a tailor , and live in Shoreditch -the prisoner was my foreman . I suspected him, and as he was going out I had him searched.

EDWARD KENT. Mr. Wallis desired me to search the prisoner. I found half a yard of cloth in his hat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Three Months ,

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-133

671. THOMAS SMITH and WILLIAM SIMPSON were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of March , 4s. 111/2d., in monies numbered , the goods of James Fincher .

ELIZA FINCHER . I am the wife of James Fincher, who is a baker , and lives in Tottenham-street. On the 29th of April, I was walking in the street, and the prisoner, Smith, took the bundle of halfpence out of my basket, and gave it to Simpson. The officer took them, and he threw the money in to my basket.

NATHANIEL NATHAN . I saw the prisoner, Smith, put his hand into the basket, and take the halfpence - She collared him, and he gave them to Simpson. I took them, and Simpson threw them into the basket again.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 49.

SIMPSON - GUILTY . Aged 34.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-134

672. THOMAS WARD was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of March , one handkerchief, value 5s., the property of John Tebbutt , from his person .

JOHN TEBBUTT . I am a ship-builder , and live at Limehouse. On the 24th of March, between six and seven o'clock, as I was going to the Opera-house , I felt some person pull my pocket in the crowd. I turned round, and found the prisoner in custody, with my handkerchief in his hand.

CHARLES HUMPHRIES . On the 24th of March, I was on duty at the Opera-house. I saw the prisoner put his hand into Mr. Tebbutt's pocket, and take the handkerchief. I collared him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-135

673. JOSEPH THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of March , one pair of trowsers, value 25s. , the property of John Collar .

JOHN COLLAR . I live in Wilderness-row, St. Luke's . On the 29th of March, I found my box broken open, and my trowsers gone. I accused the prisoner with taking them - He confessed it, and gave me the duplicate. He lodged in the same house with me.

JOHN ROLPH . I am a pawnbroker. I have a pair of trowsers, pledged by the prisoner for 7s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor and I used to lend each other things. I intended to redeem them the next day.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-136

674. WILLIAM PALMER was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of April , two books, value 18s. , the goods of Robert Bickerstaff .

MR. ROBERT BICKERSTAFF . I am a bookseller , and live in Essex-street, Strand . On the 5th of April, the prisoner came into my shop, and asked the price of a book - He had been to the shop several times before. He walked about sometime, and went out. I went to the back of the shop - He returned, and looked back, as if to see if I was there. He took two books from the shelf, and went out - I followed him, and secured him - He got away, and threw them down. He was brought back - He desired me not to prosecute, and he would apologize.

SAMUEL SHACKELL . I heard the alarm, pursued, and secured him at the end of Wych-street.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-137

675. JOHN CARTER and DAVID PICKARD were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , 24 yards of floor-cloth, value 4l. , the goods of Christopher Hildyard ; and THOMAS EDGCOMBE for feloniously receiving the said goods, he well knowing them to have been stolen .

PHILIP DOVER . My father is a broker, and lives in Newman's-row, Lincoln's-inn-fields. On the 12th of April, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I was standing at the door, with my father. My brother pointed the prisoners, Carter and Pickard, out to us, saying they had stolen the oilcloth. They sent me to Mr. Hildyard's, to see if he had lost any-Mr. Hildyard sent his man with me. We met my brother in Hand-court, and he went with him, I enquired if a man had been seen with the cloth, and was sent down Parker's-lane - I made enquiry there-was sent towards Holborn, and going down Drury-lane, I looked up Short's-gardens, and saw three men together, with the cloth. I went down the opposite side of the way, and watched them into an old iron-shop. It was Carter and Pickard that went in, and the other man passed by - He appeared to be in company with them. I got Wicks and Furzeman, and shewed them the house they went into. I am sure the prisoners are the men. I watched the house after they went in, and no person came out.

SAMUUL FURZEMAN . I am an officer. Dover shewed me the old iron-shop, in Short's-gardens, and said the men had gone in there. I saw the prisoners, Carter and Pickard, coming out of the back parlour-the prisoner, Edgcombe, had got the door in his hand, letting them out. I went in; they saw me - I found the oil-cloth on the bed in the room. I secured Pickard and Carter, and Dover said they were the men. I ordered Edgcombe to attend before the magistrate, which he did, and was committed.

RICHARD ROW WICKS . I am beadle of St. George's. I was with Furzeman, and secured the prisoners. The oil-cloth was laying on the bed. Edgcombe's wife said,"for God's sake, Furzeman, do not take any notice of it;"

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CARTER - GUILTY . Aged 21.

PICKARD - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

EDGCOMBE - GUILTY . Aged 49.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-138

676. JOHN THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of March , one scarf, value 3s. , the goods of Thomas Sowerby .

ROBERT WILD . I am shopman to Mr. Sowerby, pawnbroker , Chiswell-street . On 21st of March, at three o'clock in the afternoon, I observed the shadow of a man. I went to the door, and saw the prisoner in the shop, as far as the door would screen him - I am sure he is the man. About half past four o'clock, I saw him at the door again. I saw him pull the scarf a little way throught the string at the door, and go away. He came again, and pulled it nearly off in about five minutes, he came again, and took it quite off - I collared him on the step.

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG . I took the prisoner into custody, and found a waistcoat and two flutes concealed upon him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Confined Three Months . GUILTY . Aged 23.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-139

677. JAMES PHILIPS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of March , three timber-planks, value 1l. 1s. , the goods of Alexander Anderson .

PETER HALL . I am servant to Mr. Anderson, who is a builder , and lives in Bedford-street, Bedford-square . On the 18th of March, about one o'clock in the morning, the woman called me up. I found the front-kitchen door had been broken down, the timber in the front area, and the prisoner also concealed there. He said he had fallen into the area - I secured him. The timber was removed from the place where it was the over-night.

JAMES JORDAN . I am a patrol. I heard the alarm, and saw the area door open, and the prisoner in the area, with the timber just by him.

JAMES DEAN . I am a watchman. I found the prisoner in the area-the door was fast at twelve o'clock.

SUSAN BROWN . I was up all night - I heard a noise, and called Hall.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-140

678. HENRY POPE was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of March , one snuff-box, value 3l., the property of Henry Downs , from his person .

HENRY DOWNS . I live in George-street, Adelphi. On the 31st of March, between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, I was walking between Temple-bar and Essex-street, in the Strand , a gentleman told me my pocket had been picked of my snuff-box. I turned round, and found the prisoner in custody. I found my box in my pocket, on the top of my handkerchief. I am quite certain that, before this, it was at the bottom of my pocket, under my handkerchief, and must have been removed to be placed there. He made his escape, but was taken.

MR. WILLIAM HACKNESS . I am a surgeon, and reside in Ratcliff. I saw the prisoner take the box out of Mr. Downs's pocket - I am sure I saw it in his hand - He held the pocket up with his right hand. I collared him - He endeavoured to make his escape.

Transported for Seven Years . GUILTY . Aged 22.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-141

679. ROSE MILLER was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , one handkerchief, value 1s.; one tin case, value 6d.; and two 1l. bank notes, the property of Daniel Callaghan , from his person .

DANIEL CALLAGHAN. I was returning home from Chelsea, about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 11th of April - I went into a public-house, and the prisoner came and sat down by me. I went home with her, and stopped there four hours-when I awoke, I missed my property-the prisoner was gone. I went out, and found her in a passage. I was sober.

DANIEL BUCHANAN . I took the prisoner in charge, but found nothing on her.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-142

680. WILLIAM MONTAGUE was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of February , one boat, value 50s. , the property of Giles Millet .

GILES MILLET . I am a lighterman , and live at Fulham. On the 12th of February I missed my boat from Limehouse , and found it, about five weeks after, at Ryan's, at Ratcliff-cross, on shore.

MARTIN RYAN . I am a licenced bumboat-man. I bought the boat of the prisoner for 2l. 5s. - he was at Ratcliff-cross, just by the shore-it was afloat. I had seen it there for sale, three or four days before. I heard the prisoner tell several people that he wanted to sell it. After I bought it, it remained there, and Millet claimed it. I found the prisoner out - I am sure he is the man I bought it of - He gave me a receipt for it (produced and read)-it is signed " John Anderson ." I did not know him before.

GILES MILLET . I saw the boat at Ratcliff-cross-it had my name painted out.

RALPH HOPE . I took the prisoner in custody for another offence.

Prisoner's Defence. I found it nearly sunk, and took it with me.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before William Watson , Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-143

681. THOMAS MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of March , one bushel of apples, value 11s., and one basket, value 2d. , the goods of Joseph Aslet .

JOSEPH ASLET . I am a carrier, at Covent-garden Market . On the 13th of March, I lost a bushel of apples out of my cart.

JOHN BOUCHER . I was at the market, and saw the prisoner take the basket of apples out of Mr. Aslet's cart. I secured him (Basket sworn to).

GUILTY . Aged 57.

Confined One Month , and Publicly Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before William Watson , Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-144

682. HENRY MILLER was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of April , seven keys, value 1s. 6d., and six locks, value 9s. , the goods of Richard Howard and Samuel Howard .

WILLIAM CROOK . I live in Plomer-street, City-road. I had a house to let for Richard and Samuel Howard, in Trafalgar-street . On the 5th of April, a person, whom I did not see, called to look at the house - They appeared to stop a long while, and I went to look for them. I knocked at the door, and found the prisoner and another man there. The lock was taken off the parlour door - I ran out, and saw them running away. I stopped the prisoner, and did not lose sight of him. I found six locks and seven keys on him.

SAMUEL TAYLOR . I am a constable - I secured the prisoner, and found the property on him, and a screw-driver.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before William Watson , Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-145

683. JOHN LE CLERCQ was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of March , two silver tea-spoons, value 4s., and one sheet, value 4s., the goods of Ann Cheshire , in a lodging-room in her dwelling-house, let to the prisoner, to be used with the lodging, and against the statute .

In the absence of proof of the lodgings being let to the prisoner, the Jury found him

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before William Watson, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-146

684. THOMAS LARY was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of March , three shifts, value 6s.; three slips, value 3s.; one shirt, value 8s.; one table-cloth, value 3s.; one apron, value 1s; and one handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of Thomas Parker , from the person of Mary Parker .

MARY PARKER . I am the daughter of Thomas Parker, and live in Berwick-street, Soho. On the 22d of March, I was crossing the end of Tottenham-court-road , by St. Giles's, and had a bundle in my hand, containing the articles stated in the indictment. The prisoner came up to me, looked me full in the face, and took my bundle - I am sure he is the man. My sister, who was with me, screamed out. He ran up Bainbridge-street with it-it was about eleven o'clock at night. We gave the alarm - I described the prisoner to the watchman. The next day, the patrol came, and said he had got the prisoner. I saw him at the Office, and am perfectly sure he is the man. There was a lamp at the brewhouse, which gave me a view of him when he stared me in the face.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. It was Saturday night. I looked him full in the face. I am positive he is the man - I knew him by his face.

Court. Q. Are you sure he is the man who looked you full in the face - A. Yes; it engaged my attention from the bundle. If I had met him in the street I should have known him.

CATHARINE PARKER . I am sister of the last witness. On the 22d of March, I was crossing by Tottenham-court-road with her. A man took the bundle from her and ran away. I do not know who it was-he ran up Bainbridge-street. We told the watchman-it was a tall man, about the size of the prisoner.

DANIEL SULLIVAN . I am a watchman. On the 22d of March, I heard the alarm, and from information that I received, apprehended the prisoner at half-past twelve o'clock, at the Hare and Hounds, public-house, in Buckeridge-street.

with three other men-the other men were with him when I took him.

HENRY COOKE . I am a patrol. I was with Sullivan, and took the prisoner into custody.

MARY PARKER re-examined. I am positively sure the prisoner was the man.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before William Watson , Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-147

685. JOHN OLIVER was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of February , one tea kettle, value 4s., and one candlestick, value 6d. , the goods of James Kelly .

ANN KELLY , I saw the prisoner coming out of the house, with the kettle and candlestick in his hand. I called out, and he threw them down - He was secured.

CHARLES MIELL . I am a patrol. I heard the alarm, and secured the prisoner in the garden.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-148

686. EDWARD JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of March , three pair of trowsers, value 2s. 3d.; three shirts, value 3s.; two waistcoats, value 1s.; one pair of drawers, value 6d.; two jackets, value 1s.; and one bag, value 3d., the goods of William Mitchell -and two shirts, value 2s.; one pair of drawers, value 6d.; one frock, value 6d.; one pair of trowsers, value 1s. 6d.; and one bag, value 3d. , the goods of Alexander Clark .

WILLIAM MITCHEL . I am a sailor , and belong to the Bridport packet. On the 4th of March, between twelve and one o'clock at night, I lost my things from under my hammock-the prisoner did not belong to the ship.

JOHN FRAZIER . I was on board the same packet. I was awake - I heard a noise in the ship; I followed the prisoner on the deck, and secured him with the two bags of clothes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-149

687. SAMUEL DYNES was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , one piece of timber, value 3s. 6d. , the goods of William Oliver .

WILLIAM OLIVER. I am a builder , living in Great Trinity-lane. On the 25th of March, I was building a house in Goswell-street , and lost the timber. I saw it the same day, at Worship-street, when the prisoner was in custody.

THOMAS SMITH . I am a watchman. About half-past nine o'clock, at night, I met the prisoner, in Wellington-street, Goswell-street, with the timber on his shoulder. I asked him where he got it - He said, from Pentonville - I secured him - He then said, he found it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-150

688. RICHARD CARPENTER was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of April , two towels, value 6d., and one pinafore, value 2d., the goods of Cuthbert Parr ; and one copper, value 1l., belonging to the said Cuthbert Parr, and fixed to his dwelling-house, the prisoner having no title to the said copper .

CUTHBERT PARR . I am a paper-stainer , living at Chelsea . On the 7th of April, I lost the property from my warehouse-the copper was fixed in the warehouse.

HENRY SNOW . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoner, with the copper, in Justice-walk, Chelsea, about half-past four in the morning. I secured him - He said he was going to take it to Westminster-the other things were in his pocket, with a tinder-box and matches.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-151

689. ANN JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of March , one watch, value 2l.; one 3s. bank token, and a 1l. bank note, the goods and monies of Mathias Brooks , from his person .

MATHIAS BROOKS . I am a carpenter . On the 22d of March, about twelve o'clock, I met the prisoner in Charles-street, Drury-lane, and went home with her. I was quite sober - We had some drink - I awoke in about an hour, and found the place quite dark, and the prisoner gone - I missed my watch and 1l. 3s., from my breeches pocket - I am sure the prisoner is the woman - I went in search of her, and found the watch and note on her

JOSEPH TRIMBEY . I am a watchman. I was calling three o'clock-the prosecutor said he had been robbed, and described the prisoner to me - We traced her to two or three cook-shops, in Dyot-street, and found her in Monmouth-street, Crawley found the 1l. note on her.

PATRICK CRAWLEY . I am a watchman. I traced the prisoner to Monmouth-street - I had seen her going towards St. Giles's - I found the watch and 1l. note on her.

(Watch sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-152

690. JAMES CHESUNT was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of March , twenty-four panes of glass, value 4l. 10s. , the goods of George Priest .

GEORGE PRIEST . I am a plumber . On the 29th of March, I had twenty-four panes of glass cut out of two sashes, at a building, in Lower Islington -the frames were unhung.

HENRY DODD . I am a brick-maker. On the 29th of March, about seven o'clock in the morning, I was going home, and saw the prisoner by an archway, in a ditch, in Hoxton-fields - He was pulling several turfs of grass up, and putting them under the archway - He saw me, and I

hid myself - He came out, looked about, and went back, and took a basket - He then came out, and went away - I went under the archway, and found twelve panes of glass, in an apron, under the turf - I shewed them to Etteridge - We went after the prisoner, and secured him, in Moorfields - He had the basket with him, and glass in it - He fell down on purpose, and broke it - I asked him what he did that for - He said, what would not a man do to save himself, and wanted us to let him go - He pleaded distress - I am positive he is the man.

THOMAS ETTERIDGE . I pursued the prisoner, accompanied by Dodd - We followed him quite close, till he got to Moorfields - He sat down there, and had the basket between his legs - I said you have left part of your load behind - He said, no - I told him it was like the glass that was under the turf - I secured him at the corner of Brokers'-row - He threw the basket down, and broke the glass - He said, if I would let him go, he would say where he got it - He said, it was taken out, and given to him - He tell down on purpose, and trod on the glass - He said, it was of no use to him, and should be to no one else, and it was his own basket, and he would do as he liked with it - I tried the squares with the sashes - They exactly fitted.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 52.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-153

691. JOSEPH BELL was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of March , one pair of stockings, value 1s. 3d. , the goods of Thomas Miller .

GEORGE EDWARD MORDAUNT . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody, on another charge, and found the stockings on him, which Miller claimed before the Magistrate. Since that, my house has been burnt down, and the property also burnt.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-154

692. JOSEPH BELL was again indicted for stealing, on the 10th of March , three handkerchiefs, value 4s. 6d. , the goods of William Brown and Thomas Farley .

GEORGE EDWARD MORDAUNT . This property is also burnt.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-155

693. ENOCH BENTONY was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of March , one handkerchief, value 1s., the property of William Price , from his person .

WILLIAM PRICE . I live in Bread-street, Cheapside. On the 1st of March, I was in Holborn, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon; when I came to Broad-street, St. Giles's , there was a crowd - I was passing through it; just before I got to Queen-street, I felt something touch my pocket, and I missed my handkerchief. The prisoner turned round, and asked me if I had lost any thing, and the officer secured him.

JOHN LINES . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner, and six more men. I followed them down Oxford-road. The prisoner made a rush between the others, and took the handkerchief out of Mr. Price's pocket - I searched him, and took the handkerchief out of his hat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-156

694. JOSEPH ROBERT YEOMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of March , one quilt, value 2s., the goods of Esther Holding , in a lodging room .

ESTHER HOLDING . I live in New Inn-yard, Shoreditch . I let the prisoner a bed, at two shillings per week-the quilt I let with the lodging - He stopped there about five days, and paid - He left, and I missed the quilt, and found it at Mason's.

JAMES MASON . I am a pawnbroker, living at Shoreditch. I took a quilt in pledge, for one shilling, of the prisoner, on the 12th of March.

(Property produced and sworn to).

EDWARD BIRCHALL . I took the prisoner in charge - He said he pledged the quilt.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-157

695. THOMAS VICKERS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of March , one lace square, value 25s., the goods of James Coleman , from the person of Ann Coleman .

ANN COLEMAN . I am the wife of James Coleman . On the 25th of March, I was at the top of Provost-street, City-road , with my mother. The prisoner looked me in the face, and snatched the veil off my bonnett-it was fastened - He tore it away. I am sure he is the man. We ran after him - He was secured before we lost sight of him; he was removing it from his bosom to his hat when he was taken.

ELIZA WATTS . I was with my daughter, and saw the prisoner snatch the veil off her head - He was secured before he got out of my sight.

RICHARD CONSTANTINE . I am a headborough. I secured the prisoner. He made great resistance. About twenty men came round, and tried to rescue him.

THOMAS HOWLETT . I am a butcher. I heard the alarm, stopped the prisoner, and he dropped the veil.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-158

696. GEORGE CREW , JOHN GURNEY , and WILLIAM GREENWOOD were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of February , 60lbs. of silk, value 130l. , the goods of Isabella Desanges , Francis Desanges , and Lewis Desanges .

FRANCIS DESANGES . I am in partnership with Isabella and Lewis Desanges - We are silk-dyers , living in Spitalfields . The prisoner, Crew, was our servant . On the 4th of February, he was employed in the yard, in the front of the house; the time for his leaving work, was half-past six o'clock, that evening. A man of the name of Rose was employed in the yard with him. Lougham and Kiebird were employed in the loft, as stove-men, to hang the skein-silk to dry. There is a passage from the yard leading

to the loft. On the left, there is a door which leads out of the loft on to the lead-flat of my premises, and then communicates to Mr. Prior's roof, on the same level. After you pass Prior's house, there is an open stone-yard, belonging to Mr. Goudge. The door which leads out of the loft on to the lead-flat, is always bolted with four bolts, and locked inside, when the men leave work. There is no means of opening it from outside. On the 4th of February, between six and seven o'clock in the evening, Allen told me we had been robbed. I immediately went to Crew, and found him at work in the yard - I asked him if he had seen any body come into or go out of the dyehouse, as they must have passed him, if they had; he said, no one had passed either one way or the other. This was about seven o'clock in the evening, when the men had returned from lunch. The men went to lunch about twenty minutes before six o'clock. I went through the dye-house, at four o'clock, and did not see any rat-trap there then. Bird was taken up for the robbery a few days after. I had particularly asked Crew if he had left the yard at all - He said he had not. The distance from his station to the door was about fifty yards; any body could go, and return in less than a minute. In going to it, he must pass the spot where the rat-trap and water butt stand. He was asked if he had been to the place where the tub was, which is close by the stairs-he said he had not. I went over the premises and the roof, and am of opinion, that the premises could not have been entered from without. The value of the silk was 150l.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. There is a watchman at the gate always-it was not Crew's place to set the rattrap - He said he had not been near it.

WILLIAM LOUGHAM. I am servant to Messrs. Desanges. On the 4th of February, I was drying silk. The prisoner, Crew, was taking up the boiling, in the yard, about twenty minutes before six o'clock, when I left the yard. Crew and Rose were both together in the yard. Kiebird went out with me. The man who attends the boiling ought to stay by the copper. We had just come from the loft as we went out. The door was bolted, with one bolt, inside, when we left, and the silk all safe. I came back ten minutes before seven, and was the first man that came back. I went up to the loft, and found all the skeins of silk that I had left there hanging to dry, gone. The door was unbolted-it opened on to the leads-it could not have been opened from the outside. I traced footsteps from the roof, coming as from over Prior's premises towards the door: they were gravel marks; two tiles were broken. The other part of the tiling goes to Mr. Goudge's yard. There is gravel in his yard. I could plainly see, that the person who came over the leads, must have come over from Goudge's yard.

WILLIAM KIEBIRD . I was working in the loft, with Lougham. I went to lunch, at twenty minutes after six o'clock in the evening, with him, and returned five minutes before seven o'clock, after him. The prisoner was gone. I bolted the door the last thing before we left the loft. Nobody could get into the loft without being let in from within. I went on to Prior's roof; the tiling was broke. A man could get upon the roof of Prior's premises from Goudge's yard, and from there upon the lead-flat where the door was.

WILLIAM ALLEN . I am foreman to Messrs. Desanges. On the evening of the 4th of February, the prisoner, Crew, said he particularly wished to stop at the boiler, as he wanted to go out the next day; it was not his turn. The men went to lunch at six o'clock, and I stopped till a quarter after. The prisoner, Crew, and Rose also stopped. I went to tea, and left them in the yard at work at the bat - They had no business to leave work till I returned. I returned in less than half an hour, and found him and Rose at the bat as I left them. In about ten minutes, Lougham told me of the robbery. I went up with him, and missed the property stolen-it was worth 150l. - it was unfinished silk, and the door was open. A person could get from Mr. Goudge's stoneyard on to Prior's roof, and get on to our lead-flat; if the door was bolted they could not get into the loft. Crew did take a holliday the next morning.

Cross-examined. It was Crew's duty to stop at the boiler. A man could not go through the yard to the loft, without his seeing him. There were no persons in the yard but Crew and Rose.

MICHAEL QUINLAND . I am a paviour, and live in Parker's-lane, Bloomsbury, I work in Mr. Goudge's yard. Before I heard of this robbery some men came into the yard, and asked me for some gravel for their birds-there was some in the yard. I referred them to my master, the prisoner, Gurney, is very much like one of them, but I will not swear to him. There were stones piled up against the wall.

RICHARD JONES . I am in Mr. Goudge's employ. I know the prisoner, Crew, I have worked with him. On the Monday before the robbery. I saw him and another man come into the yard, and speak to Quinland; to the best of my knowledge it was Gurney. I went to speak to Crew, and missed him from the gravel for ten minutes, and thought he was gone; there were two great heaps of stones in the yard - They went behind the stones; I saw them go out of the yard afterwards.

WILLIAM ROSE . On the 4th of February I was working at Messrs. Desanges's, in the yard with Crew, the men went across the yard to lunch about six o'clock, about five minutes after they were gone Crew left me; he did not say any thing when he went away. I then went to lunch, stopped about eight minutes, and returned again, and found he had returned to the yard; he said he had been to fetch some things for his father to scour; he also said he had, set the rat-trap, which was on the stairs leading to the loft by the water-tub - He had no occasion to go so far as the rat-trap to do what he told me; the place where the trap was set is in the direct way to the loft.

Cross-examined. He had leave to scour his jackets.

MATHEW BURROWS . I am a dyer at Mr. Desanges. I was crossing opposite the dye-house door, and saw the men go to lunch - I never go to lunch. - I saw the rattrap all day, standing at the bottom of the stairs. After the men went to lunch I saw Crew run across to the rattrap, which was at the bottom of the stairs, leading to the loft - He was out of my sight there, and could have gone up stairs to the door without my seeing him. After the robbery was discovered, he came to me, and said he wondered what was the matter, and that he just been setting the rat-trap.

Cross-examined. I am sure the trap was set all day-there were no rats caught that day.

LEWIS BIRD . I am a silk-weaver, and live in Brick-lane, Spitalfields. I frequent the Jolly Weavers, public-house; I was there in February last, the prisoner, Crew, was there, I knew him, he was drinking with Toby and Brown; Crew asked me to drink, and I drank some egghot with him; he got from his seat, leaned over, and whispered to me that there was a robbery going to be committed, and asked me to be in it. He told me to come down on Tuesday night to the Castle, in Long-alley(this was the day before the robbery), to meet the parties, at seven o'clock. I did not go. I saw him on Wednesday morning, unloading the cart with the man; he said the robbery was done and safe away, and told me to go to the Jolly Weavers, and he would be with me in a few minutes; I went and waited sometime - He did not come - I left; he told me what a fool I was, for I might have have had 1l. or 2l. if I had come down to him; this was while he was unloading the cart. When he proposed the robbery, he said, we were to go into the stone-yard by Messrs. Desanges, and he would bring the silk out; he asked me if I knew any person that would take it? I said I did not.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I was tried at Kent, two years ago, for a burglary, and have now come from the House of Correction. I have been tried here for stealing a watch.

Q. How long since was you at the Mansion-house, about cotton stealing - A. About four months ago. There were several people in the public-house.

WILLIAM ALLEN re-examined. The morning after the robbery a cart was unloading at the gate, and Crew was helping.

WILLIAM MOSS . I keep the Jolly Weavers, in Wheeler-street, Spitalfields. Crew sometimes came to my house; he was there the night before the robbery, so was Bird, at the same time, Toby, and another man, named Brown. I saw Crew and Bird speaking together; he handed his cup over to Bird to drink.

WILLIAM ROSE re-examined. On the morning after the robbery there were three carts unloading at the gate, and Crew assisted. I knew Bird, and saw him speaking to Crew there; shortly afterwards I saw Bird go into the Jolly Weavers.

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG . I am an officer. On the 15th of February I had some conversation with Bird - He was taken into custody; Crew was taken on the 6th of Februar; before that I had apprehended Gurney, at a public-house in Angel-alley. After Crew was taken he sent for me to the House of Correction, on the 20th of February-Bird had disclosed the robbery before. Crew said, it was a pity that innocent people should be in custody. I told him whatever he told me I should tell the magistrate. I held him out no promise or threat; but said it would be against him; he asked me if I knew Jack Gurney , I said, "very well;" he said, Gurney and I planned the robbery at the Castle, in Long-alley; and it was Gurney and I that was in the stone-yard getting gravel, and that he unbolted the door and let Gurney, in and that no other person was concerned in it. I asked him if he knew where the silk went to? he said, no, for he had not seen Gurney since, and had never received one shilling of the property; he also told me where to find Gurney, and I took him that day, by his information, and told him that I took him for the robbery of Desanges' silk - He said he knew nothing about it. I asked him if he did not know George Crew , who worked for Messrs. Desanges, in Wheeler-street; he said, no. I asked him if he was not in the stone-yard with Crew, he said, no. I have examined the premises-the robbery must have been committed by the door being opened within side.

Cross-examined. Crew did not tell me he would do any thing to get out of the cell he was confined in, and ask me to get him out; he said it was a pity innocent people should be charged with the robbery, meaning Brown and Toby, who were in custody.

ELIZA GRAVES . I keep the sign of the George, in Angel-alley, Bishopsgate-street; I knew the prisoner, Crew; I also knew Gurney, he lodged at my house a year and a half; Crew brought a bundle to my house a fortnight before I heard of the robbery. I heard of the robbery a fortnight after it was committed. I put the bundle in the bar-it was about a fortnight before the 13th of February; the bundle was tied in a blue apron, and was of the bulk of a suit of clothes. I had seen them together before this. Gurney fetched the bundle away, and Crew came afterwards to inquire for it - I told him Gurney had fetched it away. When Gurney came for it, he asked if a young man (a dyer) had left a bundle at my house. I told him he had. Crew only asked me to take it in; he did not tell me who to give it to. Crew said, I should not have given the bundle without his order. I told him I thought it was right, as I had known Gurney a long while. I never saw them together afterwards.

Q. Will you swear that - A. Yes.

Q. Have you any reason to know what were the contents of that bundle - A. No. I was examined before the magistrate.

MARY ANN GRAVES . I am the daughter of Eliza Graves . I saw the prisoner, Crew, on a Tuesday or Wednesday, at the bar-door with a bundle-it was after my mother had laid in, which was on the 13th of February. It was tied up in a blue apron. I do not know who took it away.

Q. Do you remember what you told the justice? On the oath you have taken, who fetched it away - A. I do not know. Gurney fetched it away. The bundle was left about a week before my mother was brought to bed.

JAMES SIMMONS . I keep the sign of the Castle, in Longalley; the prisoner, Gurney, frequented my house for about a fortnight before the robbery, and Crew came there for about a week before. I saw them in conversation together one Sunday night. Greenwood was with them, and several others.

DANIEL SCAVINGTON . I am a weaver, and use the Jolly Weavers. I almost live there. I remember Crew coming there the night after the robbery - He enquired for Bird, and somebody said, he had not been there that night. He went away. I saw Bird there the next morning, and told him Crew had been to enquire for him. He went out, and said he would see what he wanted. On the day before the robbery I was there-Crew was in the box with some other men, Bird came in, and sat in the next box to them. Crew asked him to drink-they were drinking egg-hot.

CREW'S Defence. What I said was to get myself out of confinement.

GURNEY'S Defence. I gave Crew two pair of trowsers to scour, and told him to leave them at the George. I went there and got them.

CREW - GUILTY . Aged 19.

GURNEY - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

GREENWOOD- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-159

697. MARY TAYLOR , BARNARD COSGROVE , BRIDGET CONNOLLY , and MARY LOMAX , were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of April , one great coat, value 15s.; one jacket, value 7s.; one pair of breeches, value 10s.; one watch, value 20s.; and one waistcoat, value 2s, the goods of Edward Tice , from his person .

EDWARD TICE . I am a breeches-maker , and live in South-street, Manchester-square. On the 6th of April, about three or four o'clock in the afternoon, I was in the Cock, public-house, in Dyot-street; it was on Sunday. I had been drinking, and was not very sober. I staid there till eight or nine o'clock-the prisoners, Taylor and Cosgrove persuaded me to go home with them. They took me to their lodging, at No. 2, New-street, St. Giles's -it was then about nine o'clock. Taylor went to bed, but did not undress. I put my clothes on the bed, and put my watch in my stocking, which was on my leg. I was very drunk, and slept till about two o'clock-no person was in the room, except Connolly and Taylor. I awoke, and found myself alone-my clothes were gone, and my watch was taken out of my stocking. I went to the door, and called the watchman. Rowland came, and took me to the watch-house. I described the women and my property to him, and Taylor was secured. I saw my jacket and waistcoat at the watch-house. Taylor was brought up to me, and I knew her directly.

THOMAS ROWLAND . I am a watchman. At two o'clock in the morning, I heard some voices in the direction of Dyot-street. I went to No. 2, New-street, and found the prosecutor there with a rug over his shoulders. He said he had been robbed. I went into the room, and found the property gone. He went to the watch-house, and described Taylor to me particularly, and his property. When I got to the watch-house, I found his jacket and waistcoat there - He was quite sober then. Taylor had been taken up - He swore to her.

LEWIS ROBERTS . I am a watchman. On Sunday night I met the prisoner, Taylor, in Dyot-street, a little before twelve o'clock - She seemed to have something bulky in her apron; I stopped her, and asked what she had got there; she said it was some things belonging to her man. I secured her, and found she had got a jacket and waistcoat-Tice claimed it.

TAYLOR'S Defence. Connelly persuaded me to take them to Charles-street.

TAYLOR - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

COSGROVE- NOT GUILTY .

CONNELLY- NOT GUILTY .

LOMAX- NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-160

698. CHARLES SMITH , CHARLES TIDSWELL , and GEORGE STEWART were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of March , two planes, value 2s; one mortar, value 1s.; and one piece of soap, value 3d. ; the goods of some person or persons unknown.

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-161

699. WILLIAM THOMPSON and JOHN ROBINSON , were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of March , 4lbs. of bread, value 1s. 3d., and 2lbs. of bacon, value 6d. , the goods of John Saull .

JOHN SAULL . I am a gardener , and live at Stanmore . On the 29th of March, I was in my garden. A boy gave the alarm - I ran into the kitchen, and missed the bacon and bread. I had seen the prisoners by my house before they were taken.

T. COMAX. A boy pointed the prisoners out to me, and I secured them. Thompson had the things under his arm, and threw them into a ditch.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-162

700. CHARLOTTE JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of March , two seals, value 15s., and two keys, value 2d., the goods of Charles Nicholas , from his person .

CHARLRS NICHOLAS. I live in Wilstead-street, Somers Town. On the 12th of March, as I was coming along Holborn , three women passed me, rather intoxicated, and made a snatch at me, separately, as they passed-the prisoner was the last woman; she caught hold of my seals - I missed them, and caught hold of her.

Cross-examined. I do not know which of them took the seals. NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-163

701. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of February , 60lbs. of butter, value 30s., and one cask, value 6d. , the goods of Charles Prickett .

THOMAS THOMPSON . I am an officer. On the 19th of February, about six o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner, in company with another man, loitering about St. John-street - they walked by Mr. Prickett's shop. The other man (Waterhouse, who was convicted last Session), took hold of the tub of butter; the prisoner came up, and put it on his (Waterhouse's) shoulder. I secured Waterhouse, and the prisoner escaped. On the 27th of February, I secured him, and am sure he is the man - I knew him before.

ROBERT MORGAN . I am shopman to Mr. Prickett, cheesemonger , in St. John-street . On the 19th of February, there were twenty-one firkins of butter outside the door, just unloaded from a cart, while I was making room for them, I missed one.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN GAY . I am a patrol, and was with Thompson. On the 19th of February, I saw the butter put on Waterhouse's shoulder by the prisoner. I am sure he is the man - I knew him very well - He ran up St. John-street.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-164

702. JOHN ROBERTS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of January , one plough-plane, value 10s., and one saw, value 4s., the goods of Henry Jenkins ; and one saw, value 4s , the goods of John Bolton .

HENRY JENKINS . I am a carpenter , and work at Mr. Baxter's, Carmarthen-street, Fitzroy-square . I left my tools in the shop at six o'clock in the afternoon; I returned again at six o'clock in the morning, and found them gone. I saw them again, in about a week, at Mr. Sims's. The prisoner had no business in the shop.

JOHN BOLTON . I also work at Mr. Baxter's. On the 8th of January, when I came in the morning, I missed my saw, and found it at Sims's.

WILLIAM SIMS . I am a carpenter, and live in West-street. On the 14th of January, the prisoner asked me to buy three duplicates of tools; I gave him 4s. for them; He took me to the pawnbroker's, and I redeemed them; there were two saws and a plough-plane - They were claimed by Bolton and Jenkins. On the 25th of February, I met the prisoner in Field-lane, and secured him. I am sure he is the man.

JOHN SIMMONDS . I am a pawnbroker. I remember the prisoner coming with Sims to redeem the saws and plane.

HYAM BARNET. I took the prisoner into custody. He ran away - I secured him.

JOHN BOOTH . I am apprentice to Mr. Simmonds. I took the things in pledge of the prisoner on 10th of January. I am positive he is the man.

GUILTY . Aged 44.

Confined One Year , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-165

703. WILLIAM ROSS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of March , four glass cruets, value 6s., and four cruet-tops, value 4s. , the goods of Thomas Smith .

MARY ELLIOTT . I am servant to Mr. Smith, who is a solicitor , and resides in Judd-place . On the 28th of March, the bell rang - I asked who was there-the prisoner answered, it was him, and he wanted to see my master, and that he had got a letter for him. I opened the gate, and asked him for the letter. He said, he had not got one, but wanted to write to my master. I told him, I had no paper - He said, he had got paper, and pushed by me, and went up the garden into the passage, and into the parlour. I put the candle down for him, and went into the kitchen for pen and ink. I heard the glasses jingle as I came up, and met the prisoner in the passage. He said, he would not write, but I was to give his compliments to my master when he came home - He said, he came from Highgate. I I went into the parlour, and found the stand empty. I told him he had got something out of the parlour - He denied it. I fastened the door, and told him I would have them before he went away. He pulled the cruets out, and told me not to make a noise, as he only did it in fun. Newton came up stairs and secured him. He could have got out before I got up stairs. He did not take any paper out.

JOHN NEWTON . I was called up stairs, and secured the prisoner. He told me not to take any notice, as it was only a frolic. (Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN HERRIOT . I am a watchman. I took the prisoner in charge, and found one of the stoppers of the cruets in his pocket. There was no letter-paper found on him.

Prisoner's Defence. I am extremely sorry for the offence, but was in great distress, and had a wife and three children to provide for, who were in a state of starvation. I have served his Majesty many years, and have been secretary to Admiral Trowbridge - I solicit mercy.

Several respectable witnesses gave the prisoner an excellent character, and proved his statement to be correct.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Recommended to mercy.

Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-166

704. JOSEPH NASH was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of February , two sacks, value 2s. , the goods of Thomas Lloyd and George Rodolph .

THOMAS LLOYD. I am the partner of George Rodolph ; we are corn and coal-merchants . The prisoner was our servant . On the 24th of February, I missed two sacks, and some barley-meal. I went, with an officer, to Burket's shop, in Old Gravel-lane, and found the barley-meal, and one of the sacks, hid under the prisoner's bed, and the other in the cellar-it had some barley-meal in it.

ALEXANDER MILLER . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody at a public-house at Ratcliff, and found the sacks at his house. I took his son at the same time. He said he found them under the Dock-wall.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 58.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-167

705. GEORGE NASH was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of February , three bushels of barley-meal; value 3s. , the goods of Thomas Lloyd and George Rodolph .

THOMAS LLOYD. From information that I received, I went to Burket's house, and found the barley-meal there. The prisoner was also our servant .

GEORGE BURKET . I bought the meal of the prisoner, on the 24th of February, for 10s. He said it was his own property.

ALEXANDER MILLER . I took the prisoner in charge.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-168

706. JAMES KIRK and PETER FLANNAGAN were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of March , one handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of Thomas Brown , from his person .

THOMAS BROWN. I live in Yorkshire. On the 4th of March, about eight or nine o'clock in the evening, I was in Broad-street, St. Giles's . The officer informed me that my pocket had been picked. He had Kirk in custody - I also missed a book.

JOHN FELLOWS . I am a constable. I was at the top of Drury-lane, and saw the prisoner, Kirk, lift up Mr. Brown's coat, and take the handkerchief out of his pocket-there were two others with him. I collared him, and he dropped it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SAMUEL FURZEMAN . I am a constable. I saw the two prisoners and another man following the prosecutor. I watched them. Fellows went first, and I followed him. When

they got to the corner of Drury-lane, the prisoner, Flannagan, left the others, and went down Drury-lane, as soon as he saw me-the other men followed Brown. I saw Fellows secure Kirk, and I took Flannagan.

THOMAS SMITH . I am a beadle. I was with the two last witnesses, and saw Kirk take the handkerchief.

KIRK - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

FLANNAGAN- NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-169

707. JOHN HEWSON was indicted for embezzlement .

JOHN BLAIR . I am a baker , and live at Bethnal-green -the prisoner was my servant , and entrusted to receive money for me. On the 1st of February, the prisoner took out the bread, and did not give me any account of the money he had received - He absconded.

MARY NEWMAN . I keep a chandler's-shop, at Bethnalgreen. I paid the prisoner 3l. in bank notes, on the 1st of February, and took his receipt (read).

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Whipped, and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-170

708. HENRY HOWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of March , one shirt, value 3s.; four handkerchiefs, value 4s.; and one apron, value 1s., the goods of Dominick Connor , from the person of Ellen Morgan .

ELLEN MORGAN . I am a laundress . On the 1st of March, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was in Great Russell-street, at the corner of Dyot-street , taking home some linen. The prisoner was at the corner of Dyot-street, he took the bundle out of my basket and ran away. I pursued him; he threw it away - He was secured. I am sure he is the man. They were Mr. Connor's things.

JOHN CUMMINS . I live at Camden-town. On the 1st of March, I heard the cry of stop thief-the prisoner passed me, and threw the bundle down - He was secured. I am sure he is the man; I knew him before.

JOHN FELLOWS . I am a constable. I heard the alarm, and secured the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-171

709. JOHN GAUNTLET was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of November , three trusses of hay, value 9s. , the goods of William Waterhouse .

JOHN KENDRICK . I am foreman to Mr. Waterhouse. On the 1st of November, he sent two loads of hay to town. A man named Marchant, drove the waggon - I watched it down the road. When he came opposite the King's Head, at Holloway , I saw the carter get on the top of the waggon, and throw four trusses down. The prisoner, who was the hostler , came out, and carried three trusses into the gateway of the King's Head as fast as he could. I secured him before he took the last truss, and told him he was carrying Waterhouse's hay away. Watson came up. I told him to notice it. Marchant went on to town. He has been secured since, and tried-the prisoner ran away. I saw him again on the 12th of February, and secured him. The carter had no orders to deliver the hay there-it was to go to Lad-lane - He was not to sell it.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. It was a misty morning, but not dark - I could see very well.

THOMAS WATSON . I am a carpenter, and live at Holloway. I was at the King's Head-Kendrick called me to see the man throw the hay off the waggon. I saw the prisoner take it in. I am sure he is the man.

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-172

710. JOHN DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of April , one bullock's heart, value 2s., and two pieces of cheese, value 2s. , the goods of John Macdonald

MARY BROWDRY . I am cook to Mr. Macdonald, who lives in Grosvenor-street . On the 4th of April, I lost the things from the back area, by the mews.

JOHN MACNAMARA . I am a watchman. On the 4th of April, at half-past one o'clock in the morning, I met the prisoner in Montague-street, with some mutton and a heart on his shoulder. He said he was going to Leadenhall-Market. I stopped him, and found some boiled mutton and fowl in his pocket. He said, it was his own. He threw them away, and ran off - He ran into the Coach and Horses, in Charles-street - I secured him there, and am sure he is the man.

THOMAS ROWLAND . I am a watchman. I asked the prisoner what he had got - He said, it was meat going to Leadenhall Market, and that he was a butcher, living in Fitzroy-street. He ran off, and threw the meat away - I pursued him to the Coach and Horses yard, in Charles-street - he ran up stairs, went into a room, and shut the door - I went in, and took him in the act of emptying his pockets of the cheese and fowl.

JOHN WALL . I am a watchman, and heard the alarm. I picked a bundle of meat up about forty yards from the watch-house.

(Cheese sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-173

711. ANN BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of March , one glass case, value 5s.; twenty-four brushes, value 18s.; sixteen rattles, value 4s.; one tetotum, value 3d.; one ladle, value 1d.; and 150 bone fishes, value 3s. , the goods of William Layton .

WILLIAM LAYTON . I am a turner , and live in Vine-street, Minories . On the 18th of March, I lost the case from my door.

THOMAS OSBORN . I am a headborough. I met the prisoner, in King-street, Tower-hill, with the case under her

arm - She saw me, and let it fall. I asked her how she got it - She said she could not tell.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 47.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-174

712. JOHN WAITE was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of October , one time-piece, value 30s. , the goods of John Stokes .

ELIZA STOKES . I am the wife of John Stokes . On the 24th of October, I missed my time-piece from the mantlepiece. I found it at Mr. Chester's.

WILLIAM CHESTER . I am a watch-maker. The timepiece was brought to me to be repaired, in March, by an old man-it was not the prisoner. Stokes claimed it, and when the man came for it, I detained him - He said he had it of Mrs. Young.

JANE YOUNG . I bought it of the prisoner on the 29th of October, for 30s.

WILLIAM TURNER . I took the prisoner into custody - He said he bought it of Lloyd. I cannot find Lloyd.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-175

713. WILLIAM SALMON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February , one truck, value 30s. , the goods of Thomas Leach .

JANE LEACH . I am the wife of Thomas Leach . On the 25th of February, I let the truck to the prisoner, at 3d. per hour - He promised to return it at three o'clock. I did not see it till my husband found it on the Monday following. I am sure the prisoner is the man.

JANE TOLL . I am a laundress. I heard Leach let the truck to the prisoner, at 3d. per hour, and saw the prisoner take it away there was another man with him - They both laughed, and said, it was just the thing.

WILLIAM MUSSON . I live in Hatton-Wall. The prisoner and another man came to me, saying, they had a truck to sell. I went with them to Hatton Wall, and saw it. I said it was too small - They said they were in distress, and would thank me to buy it-he wanted 2l. for it - I gave him 1l., and asked him his address, which he gave me, but it turned out to be fictitious. Leach claimed it.

JANE LEACH . I am sure it is my truck.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-176

714. JAMES SUMMERS was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of March , one saw, value 2s. , the goods of James Colvin .

JAMES COLVIN . I am a shipwright . On the 3d of March, I missed my saw out of the Tottenham ship, in the City Canal .

JOSEPH WILSON . I am an officer. On the 3d of March, soon after six o'clock in the morning, I was at the Harrow public-house. The prisoner came in there, and put a bundle on the form, and called for some beer - He saw me, and wished me good morning. I told him he was up early, and asked him what was in his bundle - He said, nothing but a piece of canvas. I told him to open the bundle, and he pulled the saw out. I asked him where he got it from - He said, "Oh, from a friend." I searched him, and found a sheet of copper in his bundle, which had been ripped off a ship, and a boy's jacket and trowsers, and eight pieces of a ship bell.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Macarty saw me pick it up.

JEREMIAH MACARTY . I was going down the Preston-road towards the City Canal, and saw the prisoner pick up the parcel-the saw stuck outside of it - He said he would take it up the road, and find an owner for it.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-177

715. WILLIAM PINNON , MICHAEL BRYAN , and JAMES HOWELL were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of March , eighteen bushels of coals, value 18s. , the goods of Thomas Dallison .

THOMAS DALLISON . I am a surveyor , living in Warwick-place, Whitecross-street . On the 18th of March, about ten o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner, Bryan, come through a hole, in my wall, with a basket, which he filled with coals, and took them away. He repeated it twice, and brought different baskets. I took two officers round with me, and found him in the adjoining premises, with a basket full of coals. The prisoner, Howell, was there also - We took him, and found a chest there, which belonged to Pinnon, full of coals - They were all working at the house-the coals were in my care for the poor.

JOHN GARNER . I am an officer. On the 18th of March, I saw Bryan come through, and fill the baskets - We went next door, found him and Howell there, and eighteen bushels of coals in the house. Pinnon acknowledged, that he took them, and said, he had a right to take them, as they were the gift of the Prince Regent to the poor, and he was as poor as any man.

ALEXANDER GARNER . I was in the premises, and saw Bryan with the basket. Howell was just by. I took Pinnon at the public house - He denied knowing any thing about them, though he afterwards said he had as much right to them as any man.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-178

716. HUGH LYNER was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of April , twenty-six yards of linen, value 19s. , the goods of Eliza Monk .

ELIZA MONK . I live at Stoke Newington . On the 2d of April, the prisoner and two more boys came into my shop to offer matts for sale; soon after, another boy came in with some frying pans. In about a quarter of an hour, I missed my linen: my window was broken. I saw the prisoner pass the door several times.

JAMES ELDRIDGE . On the 2d of April, about one o'clock, Mrs. Monk told me, that she had been robbed. I went in pursuit of the boys, and overtook the prisoner and another boy-the prisoner had got the cloth folded up in a matt-he ran away, but was secured, and said a man gave it to him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 11.

Judgment respited . Sent to the Refuge.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-179

717. JOHN WILDS , ROBERT SPICER , and JOHN KENTISH were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of April , ten bushels of coals, value 12s. , the goods of the East London Water Works .

SECOND COUNT, The same, only stating them to be the property of Joseph Stevens .

JOSEPH STEVENS. I am engineer to the East London Water Works Company , and had the care of their coals. On the 6th of April, at seven o'clock in the morning, I received information of the robbery-the coals which were taken from the prisoners, are the property of the Company.

FLORENCE CONDER . I am the Company's watchman. On the 6th of April, between three and four o'clock, I heard a noise among the coals, and saw three men at the barge-two of them were in the barge, and the other in the boat alongside. I called out, and they got into the boat, and rowed down the river. I went into the barge, and found a white frost on the coals, but not all over them; there was a place without the frost-about three sacks of coals had been taken from that part. I went as far as Bow-bridge, but could not find them.

JOHN NUNN . I am a coal-merchant, and live at Bow. I gave my watchman orders to watch, and let me know when the prisoners went out. On the 6th of April, about three o'clock in the morning, he came to me, and said, they were gone out. I saw them a few minutes after they were taken, and asked them how they came by the coals. They said they were given to them - They had between three and four sacks, in five bags and three baskets - They appeared to be of the same quality as the coals in the barge.

JAMES BROWN . I am a watchman. Mr. Nunn told me to watch the prisoners. I saw them go out, with bags, on the 6th of April, at a little before three o'clock in the morning; they went by land towards the place where the coals are kept - They came back at half-past four o'clock. Wilds and Spicer had each a bag of coals-Kentish was standing by the boat, and three bags and three baskets of coals standing by him - He went out with the other prisoners - I secured them - They said the coalswere given to them.

JOHN IVEMEY . I am a constable. I asked the prisoners how they came by the coals - They said they were given to them - I asked them why they went about stealing in this way; they said it was the overseers fault, because they had not relieved them.

JOHN WILDS - GUILTY . Aged 21.

ROBERT SPICER - GUILTY . Aged 25.

JOHN KENTISH - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-180

718. SARAH JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of March , four 1s.6d. bank tokens, value 6s., and one farthing, the monies of Joshua Morris , from his person .

JOSHUA MORRIS . I am a weaver . On the 1st of March, about ten o'clock at night, I went home with the prisoner, to Wentworth-street . I stopped there about ten minutes, and was going away, but found the door fast. She then put her hand into my pocket, and took my money out-she ran away - I pursued, but lost her - We afterwards found her at the door. I am sure she is the woman.

WILLIAM PADBURY . I am a watchman. The prosecutor said he had been robbed; I found the prisoner at the door, and 6s. and one farthing, upon her.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-181

719. JOSEPH JENNINGS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of March , 540 pair of stockings, value 70l. , the goods of Robert Romanis .

SECOND COUNT, stating them to be the property of William Ashby and William Parker .

WILLIAM SMITH . I keep the Three Cups Inn, in Aldersgate-street. On the arrival of the Nottingham waggon, on the 12th of March, we found a hole had been cut in a hamper, and about half the contents taken out. I sent for Mr. Romanis, to whom it was directed. The invoice was in the hamper.

ROBERT ROMANIS . Mr. Smith sent for me; I found a hole cut in the hamper, with a space left that would hold sixty-four dozen of stockings-the cord of the basket had not been touched; the invoice was for ninety-one dozen, and there were sixty-four dozen deficient.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I did not expect the hamper.

NATHAN JACKSON . I am a patrol of Bow-street; I am stationed at Whetstone, and always patrol over Finchley common . On the 12th of March, I saw a cart that I suspected, with two men by the horses; I asked them what their load was, they said - A drunken man. I walked gently on by the side of the cart, and a man jumped out-it was the prisoner; before this I asked them who the cart belonged to; they said, "Joseph Jennings, Islington." The prisoner walked by the side of the cart, I asked him who was the owner, he said it was his; I told him I would speak to him, and all three ran away, leaving me with the cart and horses."Jennings, Islington," was written on the cart. I found forty-five dozen of stockings in the cart, and one odd pair, covered over with the hay. I am sure the prisoner is the man, I had seen him before; it was about half-past eight o'clock in the evening.

Cross-examined. I am sure he is the man.

SAMUEL BENTON . I am a patrol. I was coming over the common, and saw a man run from the cart; he answered the description of the prisoner; he jumped into a field, and I could not take him.

Cross-examined. I believe him to be the man.

THOMAS MAYHEW . I received information, and went to look for the prisoner, but could not find him until the 18th; I told him I took him about the horse and cart; he said he sold his horse and cart to a man in St. John-street. I asked him why he did not take his name off; he said he forgot it.

ROBERT ROMANIS . I will positively swear that the hand-writing of the invoice and the marks on the goods, are the same; they are the manufacture of a person who sends to me.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-182

720. JAMES JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , three cheeses, value 5l.; two hams,

value 2l.; 112lbs. of butter, value 2l., and one tub, value 1s. , the goods of William Davis .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

[See No. 547.]

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-183

721. THOMAS SAMUEL EVANS was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , one lace veil, value 10s., the goods of Thomas Orton , from the person of Jane Orton .

JANE ORTON. I am the wife of Thomas Orton . On the 16th of April, about nine o'clock, I was walking by Shoreditch church, my veil was tied slightly under my chin, the prisoner followed me for a few yards, I did not suspect him - He snatched my veil off; I turned round, and saw him run down a dark passage with it in his hand; I called out stop thief! he was taken in two minutes. I never lost sight of him.

LAWRENCE WILLIAM SAWTELL . I am a constable. I was going up Austin-street, which runs up by Shoreditch church, I heard the cry of stop thief! the boy (the prisoner), was running towards me; I stopped him and he threw the veil down.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 41.

Judgment respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-184

722. PHILIP COOMBS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April , one handkerchief, value 2s. the goods of George Hall , from his person .

GEORGE HALL . I live at Poplar. On the 9th of April, between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, I was at Stepney Fair , and saw the prisoner standing behind me, I felt something pull, I turned round, and saw my handkerchief on the ground. Lewis had secured the prisoner.

JOHN LEWIS . I am a constable. I was at Stepney Fair, and saw the prisoner, with two other boys, there; the prisoner stood in the middle of them, behind Mr. Hall. I saw him draw the handkerchief out of Mr. Hall's pocket-the other two stood on each side of him; I collared him, and he dropped the handkerchief. I found two more handkerchiefs upon him, besides the duplicate of another.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-185

723. WILLIAM BOND was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of February , one bed, value 20s.; one bolster, value 4s.; one sheet, value 4s.; one blanket, value 3s., and one tea-pot, value 6d. , the goods of Ann Harrison .

ANN HARRISON . I live in George-yard, Golden-lane. I have a house, which I let out in ready furnished lodgings. On the 26th of February I received information that the house had been robbed; I went and missed the articles stated in the indictment; I saw them again at Worship-street, when the prisoner was in custody.

Cross-examined. Watson lived in the room-she is a prostitute.

WILLIAM GURNEY . I am a watchman. On the 26th of February, about half-past one o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner in Golden-lane, with the bundle; I asked him what it was - He said it was a bed, and that he was in debt and wanted his things away, for fear they should be seized - He appeared intoxicated, and said he came from George-yard. I watched him to see if he would go there, - he did. He went into a room that was kept by a bad woman, there was no other person in the room.

Cross-examined. He said the woman had robbed him, and he had taken the things to make up for the loss; her name is Ann Watson .

JOHN WILLIAMS . I am a watchman. I went to the house, and found the prisoner in the room; he said the girl had robbed him, and he took the things to make up for the loss.

GEORGE STEDMAN . I took the prisoner into custody. Watson gave him in charge for the robbery. He said she had robbed him of 4s. She has absconded.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-186

724. CATHERINE WALTERS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of April , one pillow-case, value 5s.; one blanket, value 5s., and one sheet, value 2s. , the goods of John Bennett .

ELIZA BENNETT . I am the wife of John Bennett , who is a chimney-sweeper , and lives in Welbeck-street, Cavendish-square . On the 4th of April, I lost the things stated in the indictment, off my bed. The prisoner was my servant . I was out of town.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Thomas Boreham was left in care of the servants.

THOMAS BOREHAM . I am clerk to Mr. Bennett, and live in the house; the prisoner was servant. On the 4th of April, in the evening, the prisoner run out of the house, and left her clothes behind. I sent a man after her.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you been quarrelling with her - A. She wanted to go out several times, but I would not let her.

Q. You locked her in - A. I shut the door; I saw her going out, and sent the boys to bring her back. I did not know she had taken any thing.

Q. How long had you locked her up that night - A. I only locked the street door.

DANIEL BOSWELL . I live with Mr. Bennett; I went after the prisoner, and overtook her in Cavendish-square, and told her she must come back, which she did - I left her with Griffiths. She had a bundle, which contained the articles stated in the indictment.

Cross-examined. Boreham sent me after her; he said," run, and tell her to come back;" she was walking. She said she would not come back.

JOHN GRAHAM . I was sent after the prisoner; she brought the bundle back with her; she had left her clothes behind her.

WILLIAM WOOD . I took the prisoner in charge.

Cross-examined. She said she did not intend to steal the things; and only took them to go to a public-house to lay on for that night, as Boreham had used her ill.

Prisoner's Defence. I took them to sleep on, and left my clothes behind, as Boreham behaved very indecent to me.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-187

725. ROBERT MOORE was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of April , three 1s. 6d. bank tokens, and 4s. 6d. in monies numbered , the property of Thomas Bates .

THOMAS BATES . I keep the sign of the Sugar Loaf, in Bell-yard, Fleet-street . I gave the prisoner a lodging till he could get a situation - He used to help me sometimes; having missed some money, I got Mr. French to mark some in my presence, on the 1st of April, about ten o'clock in the morning; I went to the till at one o'clock and missed five pieces of the marked money - I had marked 30s. I went up to the prisoner's drawers, and found a 3s. piece in his purse, that was market; I am sure it was one that had been marked that day. I sent for Mayhew, the officer, and told the prisoner I was determined to find out who it was that had robbed me; the officer searched him in my presence, and found 1l. 12s., in silver, upon him-among which there was a 3s. token, a 1s. 6d. token, a half-crown, and 2s. that were marked with my mark. All the money in the till was marked; the prisoner had nothing to do with the till. I went up to his drawers with the officer, and found 2l. in notes, and 1l., in silver, among which was a 3s. piece belonging to me; he said it was his own. He begged for mercy.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I did not know it was necessary to bring French; there were two lodgers in the house besides the prisoner. I lost 18s. out of 30s., and found 12s. upon the prisoner, which were mine.

THOMAS MAYHEW . I am an officer. On the 1st of April, about two o'clock, I took charge of the prisoner. Bates told him he suspected him; he said he was surprised. I found 1l. 12s., in silver, in his breeches pocket; he said it was his own. Bates picked out a 3s. token, a 1s.6d. token, a half-crown and 2s., which were all marked in the same way - He said it was his own. We found 1l., in silver, in a purse up stairs-Mr. Bates claimed a 3s., token; French was present, and told the prisoner it was the money he had marked; he fell down and begged forgiveness; when he was before the magistrate, he said all the money was his but that which was marked, and that was the prosecutor's.

Cross-examined. This was not taken down in writing, the clerk said it was not necessary for French to attend here.

Prisoner's Defence. I gave change several times.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-188

726. THOMAS TODD , ELIZA BOLLAR , and CHARLOTTE BOLLAR , were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of February , one quilt, value 2s.; two blankets, value 5s.; two sheets, value 5s.; one saucepan, value 1s.6d.; eight knives and eight forks, value 1s. 6d., and one stove, value 9s., the goods of Joseph Walker , in a lodging room, let by contract by him to the prisoners .

JOSEPH WALKER. I live in Wentworth-street, Spitalfields . I had just took the house and furniture-the three prisoners lodged there when I went in; I gave them notice to quit, but they desired to stay longer; the articles stated in the indictment were let with the room. On the 17th of February they went away - They did not tell me they were going-the things were safe the night before. Between six and seven o'clock in the morning I heard them running up and down stairs; I went to my room door and found it was fastened outside - They must have done it - I could not get out. In about five minutes I forced the door open, and found the prisoners gone and the property also; I could not find them until the Saturday after. A man named King, lived in the room with them - He went away at the same time, but I cannot find him. I met the prisoner. Todd, asked him about the things, and secured him. I found the other two prisoners opposite Hicks's Hall, and gave them in charge. I heard several persons going up and down stairs. I had no other lodgers - They had left me. I have not found any of the property.

JOHN BARRS . I took the prisoners into custody.

THOMAS TODD - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

ELIZA BOLLAR - GUILTY . Aged 19.

CHAR. BOLLAR - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-189

727. JAMES DOWD was indicted for a larceny ,

The Jury found him NOT OF SOUND MIND .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-190

728. HENRY SCHOFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of February , one pair of breeches, value 8s. , the goods of David Alexander Fleming .

WILLIAM TOWNSEND. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Whitechapel . On the 25th of February, my breeches were taken from door, and the officer brought the prisoner back with them.

JOHN BARRS . I am a constable. About half-past three o'clock in the afternoon, I was going up Wentworth-street, I saw the prisoner, and another man, run out of a court in Essex-street, and cross by me; knowing the prisoner before. I stopped him, and saw him put something under his jacket; I asked him what it was? he said he had picked them up at a door in Essex-street. It was the pair of breeches.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-191

729. THOMAS SENIOR was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of March , 1lb. 6oz. of brass, value 3s. , the goods

of William Stevens , John Wedd , and William Williams ; and MARY BAKER for receiving the same, knowing them to have been stolen .

JOHN WEDD. I am an ironmonger , and live in Oxford-street , and am in partnership with William Stevens and William Williams , the prisoner was our servant ; a person named Barrett, brought me some of my brass; I suspected the prisoner, Senior; the prisoner, Baker, is his sister. I had them apprehended. Baker said the brass was given to her to sell.

JOHN HARDING . I am servant to Mr. Barrett, King's Head-court, Barbican; he is a brass-founder; the prisoner, Baker, came into the shop and put the brass into scale; my master weighed it, and asked her how she got it - She could not give any account; she said she lived in Old-street, and promised to call again at three o'clock, but did not.

ALEXANDER GARDINER . I a man officer. I took the prisoner into custody; she said her brother did not work for Stevens. Mr. Barrett said she was the woman; I asked her why she denied it - She said if I was her I should do the same. I secured Senior.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-192

730. JOHN SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , one watch, value 10s., and one key, value 2d. , the goods of William Proctor .

WILLIAM PROCTOR . I am a pipe-maker , and live in Old-street . On the 25th of February, I lent my watch to the prisoner's mother-it was returned to me, and I left it in my room - I missed it in the morning. The prisoner and his mother lived in the same house.

WILLIAM GIDYNN . I am a head borough. I took the prisoner into custody; I asked him what he had done with the watch - He denied it; as I was locking him up, he said it was at Banks's. I found it there.

DAVID BANKS . On the 25th of February, the prisoner gave me the watch to take care of for him; he said he gave 30s. for it.

GEORGE STEADMAN . I am a constable. The prisoner said he had given the watch to Banks.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 12.

Judgment respited . Sent to the Refuge.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-193

731. EDWARD JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of February , one scarf, value 4s. 6d. , the goods of Charles Corder .

THOMAS NEALE . I am servant to Charles Corder , who is a linen-draper , and lives in Portland-place . On the 20th of February, the prisoner and another boy came into the shop for some handkerchiefs-my master showed them several; he turned his back, and I saw the prisoner take the scarf and put it in his bosom; he said the handkerchiefs would not do, and went out; we pursued him and brought him back - He then threw the scarf down.

JANE STRAND . I saw the prisoner throw the scarf down.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Whipped, and Discharged . GUILTY . Aged 14.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-194

732. EMMA GROOM was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of February , from the person of Duncan M'Glvray , one 5l. bank note, his property .

DUNCAN M'GILVRAY . I am a tailor , and live at Berwick-street, Soho. On the 9th of February, as I was going home, the prisoner accosted me in Oxford-street; she asked me for some drink, and to go home with her. Wishing to get rid of her, I said I had no money, and it was too late. She pressed me very much, and took hold of my arm. I walked up Wells-street and Castle-street, into Adam and Eve-court , where she said her house was. We got into the passage, and, all of a sudden, she left me, saying, "stop a minute." After waiting about ten minutes, I began to suspect her, and found she had taken a 5l. note out of my left-hand breeches pocket. I ran into Oxford-street, but could not find her. I knew the number and date of the note, and stopped it at the Bank the next day. On the 7th of March it was brought into the Bank. I am sure the prisoner is the woman. I was not intoxicated.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. I was quite sober. I described her to the watchman.

WILLIAM KING . I am a pawnbroker. On the 10th of February, about the middle of the day, the prisoner came and redeemed some things at my shop, and gave me a 5l. note. I am sure she is the woman-she was a customer of mine.

WILLIAM CAVE . I am a watchman. Mr. M'Gilvray gave me a description of the prisoner - I knew her, and in a few days I found her out.

SAMUEL PYALL . I am a constable. I produce the note.

Mr. M'GILVRAY. That is the note.

WILLIAM KING . That is the note I took from the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw him.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-195

733. JOHN FRANCOIS , JAMES BOWDEN , and ANTONIO RAMERI were indicted for stealing, on the 15th of March , one spencer, value 7s. , the goods of James Ince .

WILLIAM JEFFERIES . I am an officer. On the 15th of March I was in Holborn, in company with Wright. I saw the three prisoners together. Francois attempted to take a piece of linen from the shop-door of Mr. Jennings, but the shopman came out. I followed them up Holborn. They attempted several shops, when they came into Oxford-street , Bowden and Francois went into a shop and bought some tobacco; when they came out, Rameri joined them. They all went up to Mr. Ince's shop, and stood there a few minutes, and then went back. The prisoner, Francois, stood in the middle - They stood on each side to cover him. I saw him take the spencer from the door, and wrap it in his apron-all three walked away together. I secured Francois, and took the spencer out of his apron. Wright took the other two-Bowden ran away but was secured.

JOHN WRIGHT . I was with Jefferies. I saw them

attempt several shops, and take the spencer - They were all together. I secured Rameri and Bowden.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

FRANCOIS - GUILTY . Aged 25.

BOWDEN - GUILTY . Aged 18.

RAMERI - GUILTY . Aged 55.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-196

734. CHARLEMAGNE DUKE was indicted for stealing on the 25th of March , one sheet, value 10s., the goods of James Gibbons , in a lodging-room .

MARY MARR . I am servant to Mr. Gibbons, who lives in Dyot-street . I let the prisoner a bed, on the 25th of March, for 1s. As he was going down in the morning, I missed one of the sheets. I shut him in, and found it in his pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY Aged 56.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-197

735. HARRIET ASQUITH was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of February , one tea-spoon, value 3s.; one sheet, value 5s.; one shift, value 1s.; one handkerchief, value 3s.; and one tea-caddy, value 3s. , the goods of Richard Price .

ANN PRICE . I am a laundress, and live in East-street, Manchester-square . On the 17th of February, I let the prisoner half a bed. On the 19th of February, I went out, leaving her, my daughter, and a neighbour's child, in the house. When I returned, I missed the prisoner and the things.

HARRIET PRICE . Between one and two o'clock the prisoner desired me to go out. I told her my mother told me not. She said she would beat me if I did not. I went out, but returned in five minutes, and found the prisoner and the things gone-the door was locked outside.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-198

736. JAMES YOLDEN was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of February , four chariot glasses, value 4l. , the goods of Samuel Townsend .

SAMUEL TOWNSEND . I am a stable-keeper , and live in Portland-street. On the 27th of February, the carriage was at the coach-house, in Cavendish-mews , between two and three o'clock in the afternoon-the stable-door was open.

GEORGE HAFFENDEN . I am a shoemaker. I was at work opposite the stable, and saw the prisoner come out about three o'clock in the afternoon. He crossed over, and waited at the corner of New Cavendish-street. Two other boys came out after him-all three went down Duke-street-the prisoner on the right-hand side of the way, and the others on the left; they all three met at the corner of Riding-house-lane. The prisoner took the sack and glasses from the smallest boy, and all three turned into Edward-street-the prisoner saw me, and ran off as fast as he could, with the glasses - He put them down at the corner of Mortimer-street. I went up and secured him-the other two escaped.

WILLIAM HAFFENDEN . I am the brother of the last witness. On the 27th of February, I saw the prisoner, with two other boys; they went into the mews. In about three-quarters of an hour, I saw the prisoner come out. He crossed the street - the two others following him-the smallest had the bag and glasses on his shoulder. My brother secured the prisoner - I am sure he is the boy.

JOHN HOWLET . I took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-199

737. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of April , from the person of Henry Thomas Lane , one pocket-book, value 2s.; one pair of scissars, value 1s.; one pair of trowsers, value 6d.; and one 10l., one 5l., and one 2l. bank note, his goods and monies .

MR. HENRY THOMAS LANE . On the 7th of April, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, I was crossing Red-lion-street - a person pointed the prisoner out to me as having picked my pocket - I ran, and secured him. He said, "pray, sir, let me go - I will give it you." I pulled my pocket-book out of his breeches-it contained the property stated in the indictment.

WILLIAM MOFFAT . I am a grocer, and live in Red-lion-street. I was looking through my window, and saw the prisoner and another man walking behind Mr. Lane. The prisoner held Mr. Lane's coat-pocket with one hand, and took the pocket-book with the other. I pointed him out to Mr. Lane, and he secured him. The prisoner gave him the book again.

WILLIAM READ . I took the prisoner in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-200

738. THOMAS FREEMAN SAUNDERS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of February , three brushes, value 7s. , the goods of Charles Nixon .

CHARLES NIXON. I am a turner , and live in Great Leonard-street . On the 26th of February, at nine o'clock in the morning, I was in my kitchen, and saw a man going up the stairs. I went up, and saw the prisoner go out of the shop-door. I followed him, and took him with the brushes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-201

739. ROBERT PARRIER was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of March , 6lbs. of bacon, value 4s. , the goods of John Wilkin .

JOHN WILKIN . I am a cheesemonger . On the 12th of March I lost the bacon.

JOSEPH CADDY . I met the prisoner, and four other boys,

in Edward-street. As I returned, I met them again. The prisoner had the bacon - I secured him; Wilkins claimed it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Judgment respited . Sent to the Refuge .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-202

740. GEORGE DOWNEY was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of February , one watch, value 15s., and one key, value 2d. , the goods of John Forster .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-203

741. SARAH JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April , one handkerchief, value 1s.; one dollar, value 5s.6d.; and 1s., the goods and monies of Joseph Foxcroft , from his person .

JOSEPH FOXCROFT . I am a hat-maker . On the 9th of April, between twelve and one o'clock at night, I met the prisoner in Holborn ; she asked me for some gin, and took hold of my arm. She pulled me up a court, and drew my money out - I saw her put it in her bosom. I asked her to give it to me - She said she had not taken it. I secured her, and called the watchman - He found it in her bosom. I was quite sober.

RICHARD HATTON . The prisoner was brought to the watch-house, and gave me the money.

THOMAS MALLARD . I took her in charge-she would not return the money. GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-204

742. JOHN FAULKNER was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of March , one shawl, value 6s. , the goods of Lucy Faulkner .

LUCY FAULKNER . The prisoner is my brother. On the 19th of March, about two o'clock, he took the shawl from off the chair-back, and went out to pledge it. I do not prosecute him for punishment - I wash and iron, night and day, to support him and myself, but he is always robbing me. I have neither father nor mother.

CHARLES MANSFIELD . I met the prisoner in the New Road - He gave me the shawl to pledge for him; I pledged it for 1s.6d., and he bought some bread and cheese with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-205

743. CHARLES CAPEL was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February , one plank, value 3s. , the goods of John Brettel .

JOHN BRETTEL . I am a bricklayer . I was building a house at Pentonville , on the 28th of February, I met the prisoner with my plank on his shoulder - I told him to put it down - He ran away - I secured him. I have lost four planks. I never lost sight of him.

JOSEPH CADBY . I was on the watch for the man who took the plank. I secured the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-206

744. JOHN BAKER was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of March , one stove, value 6s. , the property of Thomas Hardy .

THOMAS HARDY. I am a broker , and live in Brick-lane . On the 18th of March, a man came in, and asked if I had sold a stove. He pointed the prisoner out to me - I overtook him, with the stove under his arm, and told him to bring it back again. He said he did not know where he got it from, and that I might take it back myself. I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to).

GUILTY . Aged 43.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-207

745. WILLIAM BEECHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of March , one watch, value 2l.; one watch-chain, value 1s.; and two seals, value 1s.; the property of Thomas Rowland , from his person .

THOMAS ROWLAND . I am a labourer . On the 1st of March. I saw the prisoner walking just by Red-lion-street, in Gray's-inn-lane - A person asked me what time it was, and I missed my watch.

EDWARD MORRIS . I am a gardener, and live in Gray's-inn-lane, and saw the prisoner very busy among the crowd, looking at the Welch children-he looked at the prosecutor, and followed him to Red-lion-street. I saw him get between the prosecutor and his friend, and push round. I did not see him take the watch. Rowland missed his watch immediately, and secured the prisoner. I found the watch in his small-clothes, by his thigh.

WILLIAM BOND . I saw the prisoner with his hands in his trowsers, and saw the watch taken from him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-208

746. JOSEPH TARBOX was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of February , two sheets, value 6s., the property of Matthew Collins , in a lodging let by contract to the prisoner, and four other sheets, value 12s., the property of the said Matthew Collins .

MATTHEW COLLINS . I keep the Horse and Groom, at Edmonton . On the 25th of February, the prisoner took a bed at my house; the next day he said he had walked from Canterbury, was very tired, and should sleep there that night also. About half past nine o'clock, he said he should go to bed, and went up stairs. In about ten minutes, a man said he had seen some person go out with a bundle. I found three beds had been stripped of the sheets. I went out, and overtook the prisoner with them on his shoulder - He said he knew he had taken them. I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-209

747. GEORGE STEVENS was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of April , one coat, value 15s., and one case, value 2d. , the property of Robert Allen .

THOMAS CLAPTON . I keep the White Lion, Clare-market . On the 17th of April, about five o'clock, the prisoner came into my house and had some beer; he paid for it, and went to the back-door, as I thought, to go out. In about two or three minutes, I saw him come up the kitchen stairs and go out. I followed him, and took the coat and tin case from him. They were my servant 's.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-210

748. ROBERT ROBERTS and CHARLES LOADSMAN were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of March , one drake, price 3s. , the property of William Rice and Christian Henry Waters .

The prosecutors not appearing the prisoners were ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-211

749. THOMAS PERRY was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of April , one show-glass, value 3s., and 47 shaving brushes, value 1l.15s. , the property of William Rudd .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-212

750. MARY KEEFE was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , three gallons of gin, value 30s. , the property of Benjamin Woodhouse .

BENJAMIN WOODHOUSE. I keep the Moulton Arms, in Tottenham-court-road -the prisoner was my servant . On the 10th of April, I found a quart pot, half full of gin, behind my boy's bed - They sleep in the same room.

JOHN DUKAREL . I am a pot-boy. The prisoner got me the key of the cellar, and I got the gin; we were to drink it a little at a time.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-213

751. SUSANNAH JENKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of March , three saws, value 17s.; two planes, value 4s.; one hammer, value 1s.; one square, value 1s.; one pair of pincers, value 1s.; five chissels, value 3s.; two screw-drivers, value 1s.; four gimlets, value 6d.; one pair of compasses, value 1s.; and one basket, value 4s. , the property of John Penny .

JOHN PENNY . I am a carpenter . On the 12th of March, at ten o'clock at night, I left my tools in the passage while I went to get some beer-when I came back they were gone.

HYAM BARNET . I am an officer. On the 12th of March, between ten and eleven o'clock at night, I went in search of the prisoner, from what I heard, and found her in a cookshop, in Field-lane, offering a man a saw in payment for some soup - I took her and the property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found them at the street - door.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-214

752. JAMES ARGENT and MORDECAI SOLOMON were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , ten live tame rabbits, price 10s. , the property of Richard Hawkes .

RICHARD HAWKES . I am a labourer , and live at Stratford . On the 11th of April, between five and six o'clock in the morning, I missed my rabbits out of my out-house; they were safe the evening before-the hutches were open.

THOMAS PIERCEY. I am an officer. On the 11th of April, I was on duty on Stepney Common, and met the prisoners about seven o'clock in the morning-each had a bag. I asked Argent what he had got - He said, "rabbits,

"and that he was going to take them to Whitechapel. He said he got them from Stratford. Solomon said, Argent had hired him to carry them. I secured them.

THOMAS WALKER . I am an officer, and was with the last witness; I took the prisoners to the office, with the bags-there were nine live, and one dead, rabbits, in one bag, and nine dead ones in the other. They said a man with a cart-load of potatoes had hired them to carry the rabbits to Whitechapel.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ARGENT - GUILTY . Aged 17.

SOLOMON- GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-215

753. JOHN JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of March , one basket, value 5s., and eleven loaves of bread, value 14s. , the property of Thomas Carse .

JAMES SMITHERS . I am servant to Thomas Carse, who is a baker , and lives in Warren-street, Fitzroy-square. On the 28th of March, about twelve o'clock, I was out with my basket - I put it down in the New-road , and went into a house - I came out and missed it; I traced the prisoner down the road with it, and watched him about three-quarters of a mile, and then caught hold of him. He struck me on my head.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 61.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-216

754. TIMOTHY COLLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of March , one wooden pipe, value 6d. , the property of the overseers of the poor of the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell .

The Court ruled that the indictment should state the names of the overseers. ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-217

755. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , one pair of trowsers, value 5s. , the property of Samuel Wright .

SAMUEL WRIGHT. I am a pawnbroker , and live in Mutton-lane, Clerkenwell-green . On the 15th of April, the prisoner, and another man, came into my shop about six o'clock in the evening, the other man came to pledge a candlestick-the prisoner stood against the door, by the trowsers; I saw him put something under his coat, and asked him what he had got there - He said, "nothing."

I took the trowsers from under his coat, and secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-218

756. WILLIAM FREEMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of March , one gown, value 5s., and one pair of shoes, value 6d. , the goods of John Russell Law .

JOSEPH SIMMONS . I am apprentice to Mr. Law, who is a pawnbroker , at Shadwell . On the 3d of March, I was told the gown was taken from the door, I ran out, and the prisoner was pointed out to me; I secured him, and took the gown and shoes from him.

GEORGE PARTRIDGE . I took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 52.

Confined Two Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-219

757. JAMES DIGBY and HANNAH BENNETT , were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , two sheets, value 4s.; one bolster, value 4s.; one looking-glass, value 1s.; one candlestick, value 6d., and two blankets, value 4s., the property of George Mornly , in a lodging room .

GEORGE MORNLY. I live in Lingomeer-street, St. Luke's . On the 25th of February, I let the prisoners a lodging - They passed as man and wife; they only came to sleep there for the first three weeks, but latterly they remained there all day; they stopped in the lodging until the 18th of April; they then went away, and Digby came the next day, and said he would pay me the following day - He said he was coming home to sleep, but did not. I got an officer and went into the room, and found the articles stated in the indictment gone - We apprehended them, and found the property at the pawnbroker's. Digby said he was sorry for what he had done, and he would redeem them, if I would wait.

SARAH CURTIS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in East-street, Finsbury-market; I have a glass and three blankets, pledged by Bennett, at different times.

JOSEPH PRINCE . I am an officer. I went to the room, and found the articles gone. I apprehended the prisoners, and found the articles at the pawnbroker's. The door was open.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DIGBY - GUILTY . Aged 35.

BENNETT - GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined for One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170416-220

758. ELIZA HOLLAND and ELIZA SUMMERS , were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , from the person of William Roberts , one snuff-box, value 2s., and two 40l. bank notes, his property ; and JOHN BALLARD for feloniously receiving the same goods, well-knowing them to have been stolen .

The prosecutor not being able to identify the property, the prisoners were ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-221

758. WILLIAM MOLLOY and MARY MOLLOY , were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , from the person of Thomas Tuckfield , two 2l. bank notes, his property .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoners were ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-222

759. ESTHER PUCELL was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , four handkerchiefs, value 4s. , the property of Richard Darvill .

GEORGE THOMAS. I am servant to Mr. Darvill, who is a linen-draper . On the 18th of April, about eleven o'clock, the prisoner came into the shop for some cambric, which came to 4d.; she then asked to look at some purple handkerchiefs - I turned my back to get them, but kept my eye upon her, and handed her several sorts; I saw her take the four handkerchiefs and put them under her apron-none of them would suit her. She was going to leave the shop - I called my master, and told him to search her. I saw him take three handkerchiefs from under her apron. He asked her what she had in her pocket - She said "nothing." He found a muslin handkerchief in her pocket, which had our private mark on it - She begged forgiveness. I gave her in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-223

760. CHARLES SILES was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of March , one handkerchief, value 3s., the property of William Lucket , from his person .

WILLIAM LUCKET . I live in Cheapside. On the 16th of March, I was in Goswell-street-road , and felt something at my pocket. I turned round, and found the prisoner in possession of my handkerchief - He threw it at me, and ran away. He was stopped.

THOMAS BAILEY . I took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw it drop from him, and took it up and gave it to him. NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-224

761. RICHARD SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , 1 cwt. of lead, value 8s., the property of William Lumley , and fixed to a certain building .

MR. WILLIAM LUMLEY . I keep a tavern , in Jermyn-street, St. James's, and have a house, in Market-street . I had been robbed of a quantity of lead. On the 10th of April, in the morning, I went to the house, and found the leaden pipe half cut away, but not entirely. I went again, at eight o'clock in the evening, and found it quite separated from the building. The prisoner was then in custody.

FRANCIS HOGG . I am servant to Mr. Lumley. On the 10th of April, at eight o'clock in the evening, I went to the house. I heard a person run up stairs, and found the prisoner behind the door, in the top room-the lead was tied up in an apron in the yard.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-225

762. ISAAC TRACEY was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of April , one sheet, value 4s.; one looking glass, value 1s., the property of William Faulkner ; one gown, value 5s.; and one bonnett, value 3s. , the property of William Gordon .

ESTHER GORDON . I am the wife of John Gordon . We live in Lilley-street, Saffron-hill . On the 2d of April, about ten o'clock in the morning, I went out, and locked my door, I believe. The prisoner had no business in the house.

MARIA FAULKNER . I live at the same house, and am the wife of John Faulkner . I lost my things at the same time.

ROBERT EDWARDS . I am a patrol belonging to the Public Office, Bow-street. On the 2d of April, I met the prisoner, on Saffron-hill, with a bundle. I watched him into a house kept by Mrs. Kenton, on Mutton-hill - I went in there, and caught him offering the articles stated in the indictment, for sale. He said his sister sent him to sell them, and told me her name. I went into Lilley-street, and found a person of that name, who said she did not know him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-226

763. MARY SIMMONS was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of March , one cloak, value 3s. , the property of John Ryan .

JUDITH RYAN . I am the wife of John Ryan. The prisoner lodged at my house, on Saffron-hill . She got up in the morning, at six o'clock, went away, and took my cloak with her. I met her, in Barbican, with it on - She said she would keep it.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not lend it to me to go and give your husband a character here last Session - A. No. - My husband was tried here for passing bad money.

RICHARD LAWLESS . I took the prisoner in charge-she said she would keep the cloak for what she had done for Ryan, in giving him a character.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. She kept me in her house for a fortnight to give her husband a character, and wanted me to swear, that I saw him pick the bad money up-they found they should not want me, and turned me out.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-227

764. JOHN WATERS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of March , one pair of sheets, value 20s., the property of Thomas Beswick , in a lodging-room .

MARGARET BESWICK . My husband keeps the Exeter Arms, in Exeter-street, Strand . The prisoner took half a bed, at 6d. per night-he left the house, and I missed the property.

JANE WING . I saw the prisoner go up stairs several times.

JOHN DEER . I was going up stairs in the dark, and met the prisoner on them. Mrs. Beswick asked for a light, and he said there was one in his room - I went up stairs, and found the sheets were taken away - He went out.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-228

765. JAMES PEELE and CHARLES THRALE were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of March , one truss of hay, value 3s. , the property of Robert Vernon ; and JOHN DAY , for feloniously receiving the same goods on the same day, he knowing them to have been feloniously stolen .

RICHARD BURTON . I am an officer. Mr. Vernon gave me directions to watch at the Plough, in Duval's-lane , between Crouch End and London. I watched at Mr. Pope's, opposite the Plough. On the 19th of March, at half-past six o'clock in the morning, Mr. Vernon's cart arrived there on its way to town. The prisoner, Thrale, drove it. I saw him get up under the tarpauling, and throw a truss of hay down, which the prisoner, Day, immediately took up, and put into the stable. Jefferies was with me-we went out. Before we got to the cart, there was another truss thrown down. - As soon as we went out, Peele came up with a waggon load. I took all three into custody. Day is hostler at the Plough.

WILLIAM JEFFRIES . I was with Burton. Thrale threw the truss down, and Day run out, and took it in. We secured them. Mr. Vernon's name was on the cart.

MR. ROBERT VERNON . I have a farm at Crouch End, and stables in Bond-street. The carts are employed to carry my hay to the stables, in Bond-street. There ought to have been thirty-six trusses of hay in the cart, and fiftyfour or sixty in the waggon. Peele has been my servant about six weeks-Thrale has only lived two days with me - I gave them no authority to deliver the hay to any person.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am the hay-binder to Mr. Vernon. On the 18th of March, I loaded the cart with thirty-six trusses, and fifty-four or sixty in the waggon.

THRALE - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Whipped and Discharged .

PEELE- NOT GUILTY .

DAY- NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-229

766. JAMES PEELE and JOHN DAY were again indicted for stealing, on the 11th of March , three trusses of hay, value 7s. , the property of Robert Vernon .

RICHARD BURTON . I received directions to go to the Plough , on the 11th of March, in the evening. In the morning, there were two carts drawn up, at half-past six o'clock. Peele drove one load of hay, and a boy of the name of Banks drove the other. Peele drove the cart that was inside-he got up under the tarpauling, and threw a truss of hay down; Day came out, and took it into the stable-Peele then threw another down, and Day took that in also - They talked together, and both of them

went into the public house, and waited some time. Banks was looking out the while, up and down the road. The carts had Mr. Vernon's name on them - They came out, and drove off to town. I apprehended them on the 19th, and found five trusses of hay in the stable.

Cross-examined by MR. REYNOLDS. Pope was with me. I did not know him before.

JAMES POPE . I am a carpenter, living nearly opposite the Plough. I saw the carts come up - A man threw two trusses of hay down, and Day took them into the stable - He is the hostler at the Plough.

Cross-examined. I have lived there two years. I was once before a magistrate for taking an old piece of wood, but was discharged.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Day was hostler there about three weeks. The old hostler was ill, and is now dead. The hostler rents the stables.

AARON BANKS . I have been servant to Mr. Newman for two weeks. I was taken up on the 19th of March. I had gone to town with the carts on the Thursday before. I drove one cart, and Peele drove the other. We left Crouch End at five o'clock in the morning, and stopped at the Plough. Peele said nothing to me before - He got on the cart, and threw the hay down-Day took it in. Peele told me to watch about, and tell him if any person came. We had some beer, and drove to town.

Cross-examined. I was never in custody.

PEELE - GUILTY . Aged 22.

DAY - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Three Months , and Publicly Whipped near the Plough, in Duval's-lane .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-230

767. JOHN ELLINGFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of March , one pair of plyers, value 2s.; one key, value 1s.; one pulley-block, value 1s.; one pair of steelyards, value 7s.; one stove, value 2s.; one axe-head, value 2s.; and one other key, value 9d. , the property of Edward May and Aaron Morritt .

MR. AARON MORRITT. I am an ironmonger , in partnership with Edward May , and live in Oxford-street . The prisoner has been servant eight years with me. In consequence of information I received, I got a search-warrant, and went to his house with Hall and Pyall, on the 14th of March. We found a box on the ground-floor, which he used as a warehouse-the articles stated in the indictment were there; among which was a pulley-block, which I knew to be our property. Some of the things had our private mark on them.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. The prisoner let the house out. The box was his, and was locked - We sell our things with the private mark on them.

SAMUEL PYALL . I am an officer. I searched the box-the prisoner said it was his box. We found the articles stated in the indictment in it; when I took him, I told him I was going to get a search-warrant-he said, "then it is all over with me; and if you will lend me a knife, I will put myself out of the world directly.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The things were in the house when I took it.

SAMUEL EVANS . I am a waiter, and live in Neptune-street, Wellclose-square. The prisoner took the house of me; it had been in the old-iron and brokery way before. I discharged an execution out of the house, and took the things that were in it-this was four years ago last October. There were several iron goods there.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I will not swear the pulley-block was there.

Q. Did you not swear at the office, that you sold them to the prisoner - A. I did not.

PYALL. He did say so.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-231

768. RICHARD THOMPSON and WILLIAM MACDONALD were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of April , one coat, value 1l.; one waistcoat, value 10s.; one shirt, value 6s.; one shawl, value 4s.; and one pair of shoes, value 4s., the property of John Huggins , from his person .

JOHN HUGGINS. I am a painter , and live in Noble-street, Goswell-street. On the 8th of April, I had the articles stated in the indictment in a bundle, between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, and went into the Angel-public-house, at the corner of Gee-street , and had some beer. While I was drinking, there were six men in the opposite box to me-no person was in my box. I put my bundle down close by me. The prisoner, Thompson,(who was in the other box), came and reached over my table, and I found he had got my bundle. He threw it over to the others-they threw it under the tap-room table. I got up, and charged the prisoner with stealing my bundle. He said he had not got it. I told him it was among them. I saw it under the table, between their legs, and endeavoured to get it, but they all kicked my fingers and prevented me; I put my back to the door, to prevent them from going out. I called the landlord, and asked him to get an officer; he said he would not, and that he knew them very well-that it was only a lark, and that I should have it if I would be quiet. I sat down, and asked them to give it to me - They all rushed out, and left me alone-my bundle was also gone. Payne, the landlord, said, if I would call the next morning, I should see them again. I told him I would - I did so. The prisoner, Thompson, came into the house while I was there. I charged him with taking the property. He said, if I would wait an hour, he would bring it to me. He went out - I waited an hour - He came back and said the man was not there, but he would go again. The next evening, I got an officer, and went to the house, and found Thompson there. He ran out as soon as he saw me, and ran down Sutton-street - He was secured and brought back. The prisoner, Macdonald, came to me the next morning, and asked me to make it up - I told him I would not. He said, the things were sold for 2l., in Golden-lane, aed that they threatened to murder him if he divulged any thing.

THOMAS PAYNE . I keep the Angel public-house. The prosecutor came into my house, and called for some beer-there were twelve or thirteen persons in the room-there was a great noise - I went to see what was the matter. He said, some person had taken his bundle, but he could not say who it was. The prisoners were in the room - I did not know their names then - I do not know

any more of them. He said, he could not tell who it was, but he suspected it was taken under or over the table. I said, if they did not give it up, I would send for an officer. There were four or five men at his table, he had been drinking with them. They declared they had not seen it, and that he had been offering to sell them bad money. I went out and got a light, to see if there was any bundle-it was about half past nine or ten o'clock - I could not find it.

Court. Q. Was there not a light in your room at that time - A. There was a gas-light.

Q. Do you mean to say that by the gas-light you could not see whether there was a bundle under the table - A. It was under the seat - I did not like to disturb them.

Q. Could you not desire them to move - A. They refused. I went away, and they ran out directly. I was gone for an officer, and when I returned they were gone.

JOHN SHREWSBURY . I am an headborough. I apprehended Thompson at the Angel, public-house. He said he had heard something about the bundle, and he thought he could inform me who took it. When I took him to the office, Macdonald was in the court, and I took him.

MACDONALD'S Defence. I was intoxicated.

JOHN HUGGINS re-examined. None of them charged me with offering them bad money. Payne did not assist in looking for the bundle. I was quite sober. Payne told me, if I had not subpoened him, he would not have appeared. They were worth 1l. 16s.

THOMPSON - GUILTY . Aged 21.

MACDONALD - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-232

769. JAMES NORTHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of April , three saws, value 13s. , the property of Thomas Harris .

THOMAS HARRIS . I am a cabinet-maker , and live in Greek-street, Westminster . On the 1st of April, the prisoner came to work-he had worked for me four weeks. On the afternoon of the same day, I went into the shop, and found he was not there - I had seen him there in the morning. I missed three saws, and saw them the next day in the possession of Butler.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. When he came to work, he said he had no tools, and that he would give me 10s. for the use of them - I was to return him the 10s. When I discharged him.

WILLIAM ELIEL . I am apprentice to Mr. Harris. On the 1st of April, the prisoner came to work in the shop. About four o'clock he sent me for a farthing needle; I was absent about five minutes-when I returned he was gone, and the saws also. I had seen them safe in the morning.

CHARLES BUTLER . I am a cabinet-maker, and live in Little Portland-street. On the 1st of April, about five o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came into my shop - He was shewing three saws to my men, and offering them for sale-the men said they did not want them. He asked me to buy them. I gave him 7s. for them. I did not know he worked for Harris.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-233

770. JOHN BURDET was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of March , 24 upper-leathers, value 10s., and one other piece of leather, value 6d. , the property of William Waters .

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-234

771. WILLIAM BENTON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February , four handkerchiefs, value 2s.; two shirts, value 4s.; and one gown, value 2s., the property of John Hawkins ; and one petticoat, value 1s., and two gowns, value 8s. , the property of Elizabeth Weale .

JOHN HAWKINS . I keep the sign of the Dolphin, in Cannon-street, St. George's in the East . On the 28th of February, I found the prisoner at the bottom of the stairs in my house - He had no business there. A person must pass the foot of the stairs to go to the tap-room. He was going out - I caught hold of him, and took him into the parlour - He appeared very bulky. I searched him, and found a gown inside his breeches, and another in his coat pocket-the other things were about him. He said distress had driven him to it.

ELIZA WEALE . I am the daughter of John Hawkins . About nine o'clock I saw a strange man in my mother's room. He told me not to be alarmed, as he had made a mistake, and turned round to go down stairs. I put my hand out to stop him, and called out that there was a man on the stairs. He was secured. I saw the property safe that day.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-235

772. JOHN CROKER was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of April , three table-cloths, value 30s.; two waistcoats, value 4s.; and one bed curtain, value 1s. ; the property of George Michael Beinder .

GEORGE MICHAEL BEINDER. I keep the sign of the City of Norwich, in Wentworth-street, Spitalfields . On the 4th of April I missed the property from the club-room, up stairs-the prisoner used to sleep in my club-room - He left it on the 17th of April - I had him secured. I found my waistcoat in his portmanteau.

RICHARD WATLEY . I am an officer. On the 17th of April I took the prisoner into custody. He said he did not put the waistcoat into his portmanteau. I found duplicates of the property upon him - He then acknowledged taking it.

JAMES HULME . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Bow-street, Bloomsbury. On the 28th of March, I took a tablecloth in pledge from the prisoner for 15s, and on the 5th of April I took another table-cloth-the duplicates found

on the prisoner are mine. They were pledged in the name of Richards, Gray's-inn-lane.

RICHARD PERKINS . I am a pawnbroker, living in Tooley-street. I have a table-cloth, which was pledged at my house, on the 26th of March, in the name of Best.

HANNAH BEST. I received that table-cloth from the prisoner - He told me to pledge it, and said it was his own.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170416-236

773. GEORGE BATES was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , one copper, value 6s., belonging to Michael Wall , and fixed to a certain building, he having no title or claim to the said copper .

DANIEL REYNOLDS . I live in Rose-alley, Whitecross-street. Mr. Wall's house is in Tenter-buildings, Whitecross-street . On the 14th of April, a little before six o'clock in the morning, I was at the house, and left the copper safe-it was fixed with bricks and mortar - I went there again, at twelve o'clock, and found it gone.

ALEXANDER GARNER . I am an officer. On the 14th of April, about seven o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner, with another man, in Golden-lane - He had a green bag on his shoulders - I heard something rattle in it - I watched them into Playhouse-yard - They looked in at an old-iron shop, and said, "they are not up;" they then went back to an iron shop in Bradley-street - I went and got Prince - We found the prisoner standing at the door - We went into the shop, and he made off - We found the copper there cut up, and hid in a green bag - He had got about three yards from the door - We asked him where he got it from - He told us two or three different stories, and we secured him-the copper appeared quite fresh cut up - We fitted it on Mr. Wall's place exactly.

MICHAEL WALL . I am a green-grocer , living in Fleet Market-the house is in Tenter-buildings, and its fixtures belong to me - I saw the copper-it fitted exactly.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I have had it three years.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170416-237

774. THOMAS FRANKLIN was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of April , one live tame fowl, price 8s. , the property of Phillip Brown .

THOMAS TALROT. I am a gardener, living at Camden Town. On the 21st of April, I saw the prisoner and another man pick the fowl up at the corner of Charlton-street - he put it in his apron, and carried it down Sidney-street - the other man whistled to him when he saw me, and the prisoner threw it out of his apron - He went into an empty cellar, and I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.


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