Old Bailey Proceedings, 21st May 1817.
Reference Number: 18170521
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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, 21st of MAY, 1817, and following Days; Being the Fifth 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 John Bayley , Knt. one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir William Garrow , Knt. one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir Watkin Lewes, Knt; Joshua Jonathan Smith, Esq.; Sir William Domville , Bart.; Samuel Birch , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir John Silvester, Bart. Recorder of said City; Christopher Smith, Esq.; Samuel Goodbehere , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; and Newman Knowlys, Esq. Common Sergeant of the said City, 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.

London Jury.

Silvanus Phillips ,

Thomas Kemp ,

William Buckland ,

Benjamin Farrow ,

William Corpe ,

John Vincent ,

James Elliott ,

Thomas Flight ,

John Miller ,

Ambrose Willey ,

Henry Broom ,

Daniel Russell .

First Middlesex Jury.

William Butterfield ,

Thomas Marshall ,

Benjamin Hughes ,

John Simmons ,

George Cadogan ,

James George Greenwood ,

Thomas Hawes ,

John Long ,

George Simpson ,

David Smith ,

Henry Davis , Jun.

John Dubua .

Second Middlesex Jury.

Robert Davis ,

John James ,

Thomas Burton ,

Henry Petit ,

James Hatt ,

Edward Jones ,

Edward Roll ,

Thomas Bishop ,

James Harris ,

John Walker ,

David Thomas ,

Charles Gould .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, MAY 21, 1817.

WOOD, MAYOR FIFTH SESSION IN THE SECOND MAYORALTY.

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775. WILLIAM FULLER was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of April , one gelding, price 20l.; one mare, price 20l., the property of Edward Shepherd ; and one coat, value 15s. , the property of Thomas Shepherd .

EDWARD SHEPHERD . I am a farmer , and have a farm at Yatten, in Berkshire . On the 21st of April, I had a light-brown mare and a black gelding - I saw them safe at six o'clock in the evening of that day; on the 23d I found them at Colnbrook, and the prisoner, who was in custody. He lived servant with me about a year, and went by the name of Sharpe.

HENRY HARRIS . I am in Mr. Shepherd's service. On the evening of the 21st of April, I locked the horses safe in the stable, and put the key in the outhouse, which was not fastened-Mr. Shepherd's great coat hung up in the stable. The next morning the horses were gone.

JAMES FORD . I live with Mr. Shepherd; I have known the prisoner twelve years, and lived with him at Mr. Shepherd's. On the morning of the 22d of April, about half-past four o'clock, I found the stable locks broken, and the horses gone.

JOHN HOLDERNESS. I am a constable of Langley. On the morning of the 22d of April I was told of the robbery, and about six o'clock I stopped the prisoner, with the horses, in the parish of Stanwell, on the MIddlesex side; the great coat was thrown over the mare, which the prisoner was riding. Mr. Shepherd saw the horses the next day and claimed them. The prisoner said he was going to take them to Mr. Butt, at Lambeth.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not ask you to go to the Borough, and would shew you the man - A. You said if I would go a mile or two, you would shew me the man they belonged to.

Q. Did I not say I had a note in my pocket - A. He did, but I found no note on him when I searched him. I told him I should detain him - He wanted me to go on.

THOMAS SHEPHERD . I am the son of Edward Shep herd, the coat is mine-my gloves were in the pocket - I had seen it safe on the night of the 21st of April. We live thirty-two miles from London, and thirty-five from Colnbrook.

JOHN HOPE . I live at Yatten, and have known the prisoner twelve years. On the 21st of April, I saw him at the sign of the Compasses, at Burnt-hill, which is about a mile from Mr. Shepherd's; he left there about a quarter after six in the evening.

Prisoner's Defence. A man of the name of Brown employed me to take them to town from Reading, he gave me a note with them, which was lost while I was being searched.

EDWARD SHEPHERD . Reading is twelve miles from where I live; the horses were not in my possession when the prisoner lived with me.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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776. GEORGE DAVIS and JONATHAN COOPER , were indicted for feloniously assaulting John Morris on the King's highway, on the 3d of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 20s. , his property.

JOHN MORRIS. I am a chimney-sweeper . On the 3d of May, I and Colter were going up George-street , about eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner, Davis, stopped me, and asked for some drink, which I refused (I knew him before); he said he would have it, and drew a knife. I ran off, Cooper was with him, Davis pursued and threw me down, when Cooper came up and took the money out of my box, which hung round my neck - I went and told my master. At nine o'clock we found Davis at his lodgings, very drunk, Furzeman and Roberts secured him there; Davis and I were old friends. I had been collecting money. When he drew his knife it was to cut the box from me.

JAMES COLTER. I was hired to go out with the sweeps as a drummer; we were returning home when the prisoners met us in George-street - Davis asked for some beer - We refused it, and he took the money out of the box; there was quite a mob of them-Davis was intoxicated. I saw nothing in his hand. We were not sober.

SAMUEL FURZEMAN. I am a constable. On the 3d of May, I went with Mr. Smith to a house in Church-lane, and found Davis there; when he saw me he began to roll about as if he was drunk. I took Cooper the next day.

SAMUEL ROBERTS. I am the watch-house keeper. I

went to Davis's house with Furzeman, and took him. Morris and Colter appeared quite sober.

DAVIS'S Defence. Morris said he would make it up for 2l., and he had 30s. of it; he came to me in prison, and said he was satisfied.

MORRIS. They made me drunk one night, and sent me to Newgate; I said I would make it up for 2l. - I was in liquor. I received 10s. but it was taken from me again.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Barron Garrow .

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777. JAMES RAM was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Swan , about three o'clock in the afternoon of the 26th October (Eliza his wife, and others of his family being therein), and stealing four silver table spoons, value 1l. 5s.; one silver jug, value 10s., and one pair of sugar tongs, value 10s. , his property.

ELIZA OLDFIELD SWAN . I am the daughter of Thomas Swan , who lives in Park-lane, Islington . On the 20th of October last, a boy, named Mansfield, came to our house with apples, I bought a shillings-worth of him, and gave him a 3s. piece, the prisoner was with him, and gave me the change. In about ten minutes after I saw the boy again, getting out of our parlour window - He asked me if I wanted any more apples; as soon as he was gone I missed a pair of table spoons, and several things were removed, but left in the room - I did not see the prisoner at the time I saw the boy at the window. I had seen the spoons safe and the window shut about an hour before.

MARIA ROBERTS . I am servant to Mr. Swan. I saw the prisoner give Miss Swan the change - I am sure he is the man; he was brought back in about half an hour, and offered to pay my master for the spoons; he said he knew nothing about them, but if he would take the money he would pay him 14s.

WILLIAM JACKSON. I live opposite to Mr. Swan. I saw the prisoner when he was brought back, he offered to pay for the spoons several times if they would let him go, and said he would endeavour to find the boy.

JOSEPH GOSS . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge; he offered to pay 14s. in part for the spoons, and said he would call in a few days with the remainder.

Prisoner's Defence. I was taken into custody about a mile from the place; they took me before a magistrate and I was discharged.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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778. ROBERT SMITH was indicted for feloniously assaulting Mary Elizabeth Harvey , in a certain passage on the King's highway, on the 18th of May , putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, one bonnet, value 10s., and one comb, value 5s. , her property.

MARY ELIZABETH HARVEY. I am a widow , and live in St. James's-market. On the morning of the 18th of May, about half-past one o'clock, I had been in the City, and was returning home; in Coventry-street , just by Piccadilly, the prisoner asked me to go to a bad-house with him - I refused; he then knocked me down, struck me on the mouth, and took my bonnet and comb off my head. I called out for the watchman, and Smithers pursued him - He was out of my sight for about twenty minutes or half an hour. I saw my bonnet in his hand after I gave the alarm. I went to the watchman and told him; I then went up Coventry-street to see if I could find him, and he passed me with the bonnet in his hand - I gave the alarm, and he was taken. I saw my comb taken out of his pocket. I am sure he is the man. I first saw him in Coventry-street, but did not go any where with him. I did not know him before.

MARY JOHNSON . I take in needle-work. On the morning of the 18th of May, I was going along, and the prosecutrix told me about the robbery, when the prisoner passed us with the bonnet covered with a handkerchief; she said he was the man immediately - I called the watchman, and took hold of his coat, but he made his escape; the watchman caught hold of him, and he got away again, leaving a piece of his coat in the watchman's hand - He was retaken before he got out of my sight.

JAMES SMITHERS. I am a watchman in St. James's-street. The robbery was committed in St. Martin's parish. Between one and two o'clock in the morning, I heard the call, but did not see any person; the prosecutrix was bleeding very much at the mouth. In about twenty minutes or half an hour, I took the prisoner in Coventry-street, about thirty yards from the place where the prosecutrix spoke to me. I collared him, and saw him drop the bonnet; I took him to the watch-house. The constable took the comb out of his pocket.

ROBERT BOWSER . I was constable of the night; the prisoner, and the bonnet, were delivered to me. The prosecutrix bled very much at the mouth. I found the comb in the prisoner's pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I wanted to return them to her, and beg her forgiveness.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 43.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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779. ELIZABETH STARLING was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , one watch, value 2l.; one seal, value 10s.; one piece of ribbon, value 1d., and one key, value 1d., the property of James Sitton , in his dwelling-house .

ELIZA SITTON. I am the wife of James Sitton - We live at Tottenham . On the 14th of May, about three o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came to our house, stating that she had just come from the country, and had been robbed, and asked me for a lodging - I told her I had none; she then asked for some water, I went and got her some, and in about two minutes she went away; in a few minutes after I missed the watch, and went after her-Dean brought her back. She denied having it, and refused to return - I told her she should; she then pulled the watch out of her pocket and gave it to me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

FREDERICK DEAN . Mrs. Sitton desired me to stop the prisoner, which I did; she denied having the watch, but afterwards gave it to her.

GUILTY. Aged 29.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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780. JOSEPH DALTON was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , one blanket, value 2s.; one shawl, value 15s.; and one handkerchief, value 5s., the property of Charles Gwilliam ; one hat, value 5s.; one coat, value 12s.; one waistcoat, value 3s., and 4s., the property of Matthew Monkhouse , in the dwelling-house of the said Charles Gwilliam .

CHARLES GWILLIAM . I keep the Swan public-house in Swan-yard, Strand , the prisoner had lodged with me, but had left; before he left he used to sleep in the same room with Monkhouse. I missed the blanket on the 27th of April.

MATTHEW MONKHOUSE . I slept in the same room as the prisoner, he left on the 25th of April, I awoke on the 27th, about five o'clock in the morning, and missed my things.

SARAH KNIGHT . I live opposite the Swan; I heard a noise early in the morning of the 27th of April, about four o'clock, and opened my window; I saw the prisoner jump out of the window into a truck - He put a bundle under his arm, and was putting on his shoes at the step of the door - I knew him before, and told him he had no business there, he then set off without putting them on.

ROBERT BARNES . I keep a public-house in East Smithfield. On the 27th of April, about five o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came to my house and had some purl; he asked what time the Jews would be moving, I told him I did not know - He had a bundle and a blanket in it; he then went away and returned again in about an hour and a half, and said he had sold the things - He had a hat and a waistcoat with him then. A man charged him with picking his pocket, and he left the house. I found a key in my coal-box about half an hour after he was gone the first time, it was not there when he came in.

JAMES FLETCHER. I am a constable. I went to Mr. Evans, with the prisoner, in consequence of what he said; the boy told me, in the prisoner's presence, that he sold a shawl there for 1s. 6d. - the prisoner did not deny it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MONKHOUSE. The key was in my coat pocket.

GUILTY. Aged 22.

Of stealing to the value of 5s. only .

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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781. JOHN SPENCER was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of March , in the dwelling-house of Edward Lloyd Williams , one 20l. bank note; three 2l. bank notes, and three 1l. bank notes , his property.

MR. EDWARD LLOYD WILLIAMS . On the 15th of March I had a set of chambers in New-square, Lincoln's Inn , and slept there myself-the prisoner was my clerk . On the 15th of March I had a 20l. note, and several small notes, amounting to 29l. in a drawer in my desk; I went out of town and left the prisoner in the chambers; I returned on the 17th, and found he was not there. I could not find him at his lodgings. I missed the notes stated in the indictment. I had left the key of the drawer in my desk. He did not return.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not lose your key of the chambers before the 15th - A. Yes; the prisoner had a key, and the laundress also. It was one of Bramah's locks.

JOSEPH POYNTINGTON . I am an officer; I apprehended the prisoner on the 22d of April, at No. 20, St. James's-street; I had been in search of him before. As I was taking him to the office, I asked him what induced him to rob his master; he said he could not tell, and that he had spent some of the money, and lost the rest.

JAMES SMITH . I am an officer; I took the prisoner in charge. I asked him how he could be so foolish as to take the money; he said he only intended to take care of it, but afterwards he got tipsy, spent part of it, and made away with the rest. I do not know what parish the chambers are in.

GUILTY. Aged 30.

Of stealing, but not in the dwelling-house .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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782. THOMAS WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , twenty yards of check, value 30s. the property of James Tucker , privately in his shop .

ALFRED OSMOND. I am servant to Mr. James Tucker , who is a linen-draper , and lives in Long-acre . On the evening of the 9th of May, the prisoner, and a woman, came into the shop, the woman asked to look at some flannel; I took her further up the shop, and saw the prisoner go out - He had stood in the shop, about three yards from the door; I asked him what he wanted, and he said he came with the woman; while I was shewing her the flannel he went out - He had a basket in his hand. I did not miss any thing - I pursued him, and followed him about twenty yards, and never lost sight of him; when I came up to him he threw the basket at me, and said"take it." He was secured before I lost sight of him. The check was in the basket-it was taken from the window, and must have been taken by a person within the shop. I did not see him take it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had been out of work sometime.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 33.

Recommended to mercy.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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783. JAMES WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , one trunk, value 5s.; one shirt, value 7s.; six gowns, value 3l. 10s.; three petticoats, value 10s.; one pelisse, value 1l.; three shawls, value 1l.; six handkerchiefs, value 7s.; one coat, value 10s.; one locket, value 2l.; two ear-rings, value 7s.; one ring, value 10s., and two pockets, value 1s. , the goods of Thomas Atkinson .

MARGARET ATKINSON . I am the wife of Thomas At kinson. On the 12th of May, our trunk was in the stateroom on board the Sarah, lying at Bell-wharf tier , the articles stated in the indictment were in it - I had seen them safe at ten o'clock at night, and missed them at four o'clock the next morning.

JAMES EVANS . I am an officer. On the 13th of May, about three o'clock in the morning, I stopped the prisoner, with a bundle, near the Platform, at Rotherhithe - I asked him where he was going to take it; he said they were clothes that he was going to take to a woman whose husband worked in the Docks. I asked him where he brought them from, he said from his lodgings at Deptford, and

that he had been stopped before, and when the watchman had examined his bundle he let him go. I searched him, and found the articles stated in the indictment - He had two shawls concealed under his shirt. The ship laid in Middlesex.

JEREMIAH LUCAS . I am the watch-house keeper; the prisoner was brought into the watch-house, with the bundle, about two o'clock - He said he was going to take it to Woolwich; I let him go-it is the same bundle.

RICHARD TURVIN . I stopped the prisoner about two o'clock in the morning, and the keeper discharged him. I picked a locket up in the morning in the road that he came along.

ROBERT HANMERE . I picked a parcel up about four o'clock in the morning.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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784. THOMAS WEST was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , one deal board, value 2s. 6d. , the goods of Robert Foot .

WILLIAM SPENCER. I am a shoemaker. On the 2d of May, at twelve o'clock at night, I stopped the prisoner with the plank - He said it was Mr. Pitman's. I found Mr. Foot's name on it, and took him to the watch-house.

ROBERT BAKER . I am a carpenter. I was with Spencer. The prisoner said it was Pitman's plank-it was a scaffold plank; I told him to take it back to where he had it from, and he ran away over a ditch. I secured him and took him to the watch-house - He was rather intoxicated.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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785. JOHN WATERHOUSE was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , one handkerchief, value 2s., the property of John Brenan , from his person .

JOHN BRENAN . I am a boot-maker , and live in Furnival's-inn, Holborn. On the 27th of April, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning, I was in Holborn , opposite Southampton-buildings, a person told me my handkerchief was gone, I turned round and missed it-the prisoner was putting it in his bosom - He was secured; it was safe ten minutes before.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BENJAMIN MORRIS . I am a patrol of Bow Street. On the 27th of April, I was going along Holborn, I saw the prisoner put his hand into Mr. Brenan's pocket, and take the handkerchief out. I stopped him.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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786. SAMUEL THURSTON and JAMES THURSTON were indicted for stealing one deal plank, value 4s. , the goods of John Slayner .

JAMES FIELDWICK . I am foreman to Mr. Slayner; the prisoners were employed as sawyers in our yard. I saw the prisoner, James Thurston , bring the plank out of the yard, and put it on the prisoner's, Samuel Thurston , shoulder (he is his son); I followed him into a sawyer's yard in Cow-lane, the next morning I went to the sawyer's and found it cut in two.

Both prisoners pleaded distress.

SAMUEL THURSTON - GUILTY. Aged 17.

JAMES THURSTON - GUILTY. Aged 48.

Recommended to Mercy .

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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787. ANN DENOUR , REBECCA PACK and SARAH WRIGHT , were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , one pair of stockings, value 2s. , the goods of Amos Mindenhall .

AMOS MINDENHALL. I am a hosier , and live in Shoreditch . On the 28th of April, the prisoner, Pack, came to my shop with two more (they were not the other prisoners); while she was looking at the stockings I lost a pair from the door-one of the girls brought the prisoner, Denour, back, and said she took the stockings from her; she said Wright gave them to her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DENOUR'S Defence. The girl who brought me back has escaped, she did not take them from me.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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788. WILLIAM ROBINS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , one handkerchief, value 3s., the property of Richard Buxton , from his person .

RICHARD BUXTON . On the 19th of May, I was opposite Southampton-street, in Holborn , about twenty minutes before two o'clock in the day, I felt a hand in my pocket, I turned round and caught hold of the prisoner - He had my handkerchief in his left hand; he said he had not got it. I took it from him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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789. HUGH QUIN , THOMAS OWENS and JOHN KENNEDY , were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , 40lbs. of pork, value 30s. , the goods of Robert Hughes .

ROBERT HUGHES . I am a porkman , and live in Fore-street, Limehouse . On the 28th of April, I was in my back-room and heard the cry of stop thief! I went out and saw the prisoner, Quin, in custody, and three pieces of my pork lying on the ground. I lost seven pieces.

ROBERT ATKINSON. I saw the prisoners, with a man, near Bell-wharf, attempting to rob a baker's shop - I followed them down to Fore-street; Kennedy had something in his apron, and said, "We will have some more

presently." One of the others went into the shop and brought something out, I laid hold of Quin, and three pieces of pork dropped between him and Owens. I secured Owens also. Kennedy was taken afterwards.

SAMUEL THORNDELL . I live about forty yards from Mr. Hughes's; I heard the alarm, and saw Quin drop a piece of pork.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

QUIN - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

OWENS- NOT GUILTY .

KENNEDY- NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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790. JOHN PEARSON was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , two shirts, value 12s.; three shifts, value 9s.; one waistcoat, value 2s.; one pair of stays, value 2s., and thirty-two neck handkerchiefs, value 16s. , the goods of John Collyer .

JOHN COLLYER . I live at Newington-green . On the 29th of April, I was at work in my grounds, and saw the prisoner taking the articles stated in the indictment off the lines - They were quite off the lines; he did not see me. I secured him.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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791. GEORGE MARSTEN was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , one watch, value 30s.; one chain, value 10s.; one seal, value 1l., and one key, value 5s., the goods of Joseph Trith , from his person .

JOSEPH TRITH . I am a butcher , and live in Spitalfields. On the 28th of April, I met the prisoner in Fleur-de-lis-street , he jostled against me as if he had been intoxicated, drew my watch from me at the same moment, and ran off; I pursued him, calling stop thief! and secured him - I never lost sight of him. I found my watchcase within three yards of the place where I took him.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. There is a gas-light in the street.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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792. RICHARD STACEY was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , one waistcoat, value 4s., and three pair of pantaloons, value 14s. , the goods of James Earling .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-19

793. ANN MACDONALD was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , four 3s. bank tokens, the goods and monies of George Mason , from his person .

GEORGE MASON . I am a glass-cutter , and live at St. Bride's-wharf. On the 11th of May, I met the prisoner at a public-house on Tower-hill , and stopped there about two hours with-her she sat by me; I asked her to drink. I caught her hand in my pocket, and missed my money. I had spent about 3s. 6d. in drink.

THOMAS OSROURNE . I am a headborough. I took the prisoner into custody; she said he had given her the money, and gave it up. He was intoxicated.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-20

794. SARAH MARGARET AUSTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , from the person of David Farnsworth , one purse, value 6d.; four guineas, one half-guinea, one 7s. piece, six 5l. bank notes, and twenty-two 1l. bank notes , his property.

DAVID FARNSWORTH . I am a serjeant in the 1st regiment of the Royal Scots. On the 15th of May, about a quarter before one o'clock in the morning, when I got to my lodgings at the Eagle and Child, in St. Martins-le-Grand , they were gone to bed - I had the money in my possession. I knocked at the door, and the prisoner came up to me, and said, as I was locked out, I had better go along with her. I told her she had better go home. She caught hold of me, and put her hand into my pocket, took out my purse, and ran away down a passage. I went after her, but lost her. The watchman came up - I went to the watch-house with him, and described her to them - They said they knew her well, and went to her lodgings, and found a padlock on the door. The next morning, I saw her talking in the street to another woman, and gave her in charge. Nothing was found on her. I am positive she is the woman. I never saw her before - I knew her by her voice and person. I lost 57l. 1s. 6d. in all-52l. in notes, and the rest in gold-my purse was in my left-hand pocket.

HERBERT CRYER . I am a watchman. I saw the prosecutor knock at the public-house door, but he could not get in. I went to him - He said he was robbed of his money, and offered me his sword, and said he would forgive me if I stabbed him. We took him to the watch-house, and he remained there till next morning. I went, with the patrol and constable, to look for the prisoner, but could not find her - She was not at home. He described her to us; I knew her before - She walked St. Martin's-le-Grand almost every night.

THOMAS RIVERS . I am a watchman. At a quarter before one o'clock in the morning, I was calling the hour, as he heard the prosecutor and Cryer talking in New Rents - I went up to them; the prosecutor said he was ruined, and had lost his property - We took him to the watch-house. I asked him to describe her to us - He did so. I thought it must be the prisoner, and we went in pursuit of her.

CHARLES HOLLAND . I am a patrol. I was passing by the public-house, and saw the prosecutor knocking at the door. I went to the watch-house, and in about four minutes after the watchmen brought him in. He described the woman - We went to her lodgings, and found the door padlocked, and a candle on the stairs.

THOMAS PRESTIGE . I am an officer. On the 15th of May I met the prosecutor in Aldersgate-street. From the description he gave of the woman, I went in pursuit of the prisoner, knowing her before. I took him to Golden-lane - She was standing at the corner of George-yard, talking to two other women. We passed her about two yards-the prosecutor turned round, and immediately pointed her

out, saying, she was the woman who had robbed him. I said nothing to him, on purpose that he should identify her himself. I secured her, and asked her if she knew him-she said she never saw him before. I asked her if she should know him if he was dressed in his uniform - She said she never saw him before. I found 3s. on her. The man who lived with her has absconded. The prosecutor described her as short, plain, having only one eye, red hair, and being very hoarse. He was quite sober. There was a gas-light opposite the door.

DAVID FARNSWORTH. I am sure she is the woman, She has only one eye and red hair.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-21

795. SOLOMON BANKS was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Lewis Gilson , about four o'clock in the night of the 9th of April , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one pewter ticket, value 1d., the goods of John Blenkarn ; one tin box, value 15s.; 309 pieces of stamped paper, value 4l. 13s. 6d.; 120 pieces of copper, value 6s.; 2l. 5s. in monies numbered, one guinea, and seven 1l. bank notes , the goods and monies of Matthias Prime Lucas , John Drinkald , and the said John Blenkarn.

JOHN BLENKARN . I am a wharfinger , and am in partnership with Matthias Prime Lucas and John Drinkald , jun. On the 10th of April, about eight o'clock in the morning, I was informed by the clerk that our counting-house had been broken open. I went, and found five desks and two drawers had been forced, and missed the monies and other things stated in the indictment.

JOHN BEETHAM . I am the wharf-clerk-the premises are in Water-lane, Lower Thames-street . I came to the counting-house at seven o'clock in the morning, and gave the key to Cabell to clean it out. The counting-house is part of Messrs. Lewis Gilson and Son's house. In consequence of what Cabell said, I went and found the desks broken open, and told Mr. Blenkarn.

JOHN CABELL . I am the porter. On Thursday morning, the 10th of April, I was sent to sweep out the counting-house - I found the door unlocked, and the desks wide open. I immediately locked the door, and took the keys down to Beetham, who went back and found it as he has described-the lock had been picked.

JOHN BEETHAM. I double-locked the counting-house door at ten o'clock at night; I am certain of it.

Mr. LEWIS GILSON. The back of my premises are in Water-lane, Lower Thames-street - I let them to Messrs. Blenkarn and Co. as a counting-house. There is a door that communicates from my passage-my dwelling-house is over it.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. My son is in partnership with me, and lives at the house.

WALTER STONE. I am an officer. On the 10th of April I was on duty in Tower-street. The prisoner, in company with two other men, passed me about a quarter after six o'clock in the morning. I followed them into Fenchurch-street; the prisoner crossed over to Biliter-lane-the other two went to the right. I went up to the prisoner, and asked him what he had got; he said it was a pretty thing to ask him. I told him he must satisfy me before he went further. He said, if I stopped him it would be the worse for me. I told him he must satisfy me. I secured him, and took him back to Tower-street. He had a handkerchief in his hand, and a cash-box; a quantity of stamps, 4s. 11d. in copper, and 19s. 6d. in silver. I found seventeen skeleton keys in his pocket, a dark lanthorn, and two candles. He had a custom-house freeman's ticket in his waistcoat pocket.

JOHN BOWLER . I am book-keeper to Messrs. Lucas and Co. I left the desks all locked at five o'clock in the evening-next morning I found them broken open, and 9l. taken away.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I met the men, who asked me to take care of the things.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-22

796. ELEANOR BANFIELD and SOPHIA MOORE were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , one 1l. bank note , the property of Mary Baker .

MARY BAKER . I am a straw-bonnet-maker , and live in George-street, Shoreditch. On the 6th of May, about ten o'clock in the evening, I was going up Bishopsgate-street, from my work, the prisoners stopped me, and asked me for some halfpence; I told them I had none - They said I should treat them - They had stopped me several times before. I took them into a public-house and gave them some gin; I gave the landlord a 1l. note to pay for it - He could not change it. Banfield said she could get change, and took the note and went out, but did not return. I am sure they are the women. I treated them to prevent their molesting me again.

HENRY FULCHER. I keep a wine-vaults in Bishopsgate-street . About ten o'clock in the evening of the 6th of May, the prosecutrix, with two other women, came in; I refused to give them change-Banfield said she could get change, and took the note out of my hand-the prosecutrix did not say any thing. Moore gave her shawl for the liquor, and they went out. The prosecutrix returned, and gave them in charge.

JOHN HARDING. I was constable of the night-Moore was brought into the watch-house; the next day I took Banfield.

MARY BAKER re-examined. I did not consent that they should have the note. I thought the landlord knew them, by giving it to her. I waited at the door for my change.

BANFIELD'S Defence. I never saw the note.

BANFIELD- GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Six Months .

MOORE- NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-23

797. ELEANOR FEARN was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of April , 14 yards of cotton, value 15s., the goods of David Reid , privately in his shop .

BENJAMIN HICKMAN. I am shopman to Mr. David Reid, who lives in Beech-street, Barbican . On the 19th of April, the prisoner came to the shop for some calico-after she was gone, we missed the cotton, and sent Atkiss after her

-it laid just by her, which made me suspect her. He brought her back, and found it in her basket.

JOHN ATKISS. I am shopman to Mr. Reid. While I was serving the prisoner, she endeavoured to take the cotton, and put it into her bosom - I went after her, and found it in her basket. I did not see her take it. There was no other person in the shop.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 33.

Of stealing, but not privately . Confined One Month .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-24

798. WILLIAM MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , one hat, value 12s. , the goods of Thomas Mainer Keats and John Holman .

JOHN HAND . I am shopman to Messrs. Thomas Mainer Keats and John Holman , who are hatters , and live in the Poultry . On the 1st of May, I was at the back of the shop, and heard that a person had stolen a hat. I went to the door, and Warren said a man had taken the hat. We went towards Cheapside, and overtook the prisoner, about one hundred yards from our house, with the hat in his hand. I seized him, and took it from him. He said that he found it-that he was drunk, and a poor man, and hoped we would let him go.

EDWARD WARREN . I am a tailor. I was coming along the Poultry, and saw the prisoner try several person's pockets; he then went into the shop, took the hat off the counter, and went away. I called the shopman out and we pursued him; we collared him, and took it from him. I never lost sight of him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-25

799. JAMES BUTLER was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , one pocket handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of Ambrose Cutler , from his person .

AMBROSE CUTLER . I am a painter . On the 14th of May, about eleven o'clock in the morning, as I was going along Earl-street , I felt something at my pocket - I turned round, and saw the prisoner pass between me and the wall - He slackened his pace, and I passed him again. I looked very hard at him, and felt my pocket and walked on. When I had got some distance, I looked back, and saw him about twenty yards off. I walked on about thirty yards, and thought no more of him. I put my hand to my pocket, and found my handkerchief gone. I looked round but could not see him - I ran back, and overtook him at Puddle-dock; he was then going the reverse way - I stopped him, and asked him why he took my handkerchief - He denied it. I found it inside his coat, under his arm - He said he picked it up. It was a dirty day, but the handkerchief was quite clean.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-26

800. STEPHEN WEBB and JOHN WOOD were indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of April , 11 yards of Manchester striped gingham, value 1l. 9s. , the goods of Thomas Newbery .

SHIRLEY BEARE. I am shopman to Mr. Newbery, linen-draper , in Fleet-street . On the 23d of April, about twelve o'clock, I observed the two prisoners lurking about the shop-window and the door, and saw Webb attempt to take the gingham several times-it hung at the door. After he had pulled it about, they both came near the door. I saw Webb take it and give it to Wood, who ran away with it. I followed, and collared him - He dropped the goods. Webb walked away up the street and returned. I sent for a constable, and secured him also, and brought him back - He was coming towards the shop again. I was standing near the door all the while, but they could not see me.

WEBB. Q. Why did you not take me first - A. The other had the property.

JOHN OTTLEY . I am a hosier, and live opposite Mr. Newbery. I saw the prisoners lurking about the shop - They passed my window soon after. I saw Webb pull the gingham down and give it to Wood. I ran out to pursue him-when I got up he was secured. Beare brought Webb back also. I am sure they are the men - I had watched them two days before, and a fortnight before that.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WEBB - GUILTY . Aged 18.

WOOD - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-27

801. EDWARD LORLER and JOHN HORSHAM were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , 60lbs. of lead, value 10s., belonging to Edward Jefferey , and then fixed to a certain building .

EDWARD JEFFEREY . I have a warehouse in Market-street, Westminster -the lead was fixed to the roof. On the 6th of May, I went there, at two o'clock in the afternoon, and saw about thirty boys breaking the lead off. I saw Horsham come through a hole - I secured him.

WILLIAM DUNCAN. I live in Market-street. I went to the house, and saw the boys making their escape. The prisoner, Lorler, was one of them - I secured him.

MARY SIMPSON. I live in Market-street. I saw some boys breaking the lead off - I did not see either of the prisoners.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-28

802. JOHN SHEPHERD was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , in the dwelling-house of John Dyter , one shawl, value 5s.; one handkerchief, value 2d.; his property; one watch, value 25s.; one chain, value 6d.; one key, value 1d., the property of Peter Hattersley ; and two 1l. bank notes , the property of the said John Dyter ;

and ELIZABETH REID for feloniously receiving, on the same day, one shawl, value 5s., part of the same goods, she knowing it to be stolen .

ESTHER DVTER . I am the wife of John Dyter ; we live at Hampstead . On the 26th of April, I had been out, and returned at seven o'clock in the evening, and missed the property - I had seen it all safe at five o'clock when I left home. I saw my watch again at Marlborough-street. The prisoner, Reid, was at the office, among the crowd, and I recognized my shawl on her back. I did not know either of the prisoners. A man of the name of Turner had been at my house that day, and the prisoner, Shepherd, with him - They left at three o'clock. I did not see them after they went away.

ESTHER DYTER. I am the daughter of the last witness. Turner and the prisoner, Shepherd, were at my mother's. I was not at home when they left. My mother went out at five o'clock, and in about a quarter of an hour, I met Turner just by - We walked together till we got to our house. I then saw Shepherd come out of our yard, and join Turner - I saw no more of them - I went in. I am sure Shepherd is the man. I found the window pulled in - I missed the watch and money.

JOHN BROOKS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in High-street, St. Giles's. On the 6th of April, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner, Shepherd, pledged a watchwith me in his own name-on the Monday Mr. Dyter claimed it, and in the evening Shepherd came again to sell the watch to a man. I questioned him about it - He said that he bought it at Plymouth. The watch is worth 20s. or 25s.

JOHN NICHOLS. I went to Brooks's, with Shepherd, to buy the watch - He asked me to buy it.

ESTHER DYTER . I did not see my money safe after they left.

SHEPHERD'S Defence. I was desired to pledge the watch by Turner.

SHEPHERD - GUILTY. Aged 20.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

REID- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-29

803. SIMON COLLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , two mares, price 14l. , the property of Francis Yarrow .

FRANCIS YARROW. I live at Thetford, in the Isle of Ely . On Tuesday, the 29th of April, I tied my mares up in the stable, but did not lock it - I lost them. I found them on the 1st of May, at the Cherry Tree public-house, in Kingsland-road, tied up in a stable-Kingsland-road is sixty-four miles from my residence-the prisoner was there also. The best of them was worth 15l., and the other not more than 2l.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. My yard is open-any person might go in.

CALEB WHITBREAD . I am a cow-keeper, and live in Church-lane, Mile-end, New-town. I was at the White Hart at four o'clock in the afternoon; the landlord introduced me to the prisoner - the prisoner shewed me two colts - He asked me 9l. for the best - I did not think it worth that money; I bought the other of him for 3l. 2s. 6d. He said they belonged to his brother, who was in distress for rent. I asked him where they came from - He said he brought them from Cambridge, and if he could not sell them, they must go to Smithfield market. I asked him several questions - He did not seem to know any person at Cambridge. I told him to meet me at the Cherry Tree, and I would have an officer there, and if he did not come by them honestly, he had better not meet me. He came - I had an officer there, and he secured him. Yarrow came in about an hour after and claimed them. He still said they were his brother's. When he was being locked up, he said he lived at Aldgate - I found he did not live there. Before that he said he lived at Cambridge.

Cross-examined. After he was taken, he said he was employed by a man to sell them, and if he could not, he was to meet him at Shoreditch about nine o'clock - I did not take him there. He said, a strange man overtook him, and asked him to sell them.

WILLIAM TURNER. I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody. The mares were delivered to me. He said they were given to him to take on the road by a man, and that he was to go on till the man overtook him. He said nothing about selling them.

Prisoner's Defence. A man met me, and asked me to take them on till he overtook me, and he would give me 3s. I never saw him afterwards.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 30.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18170521-30

804. SOLOMON SOLOMONS was indicted for a robbery on the King's highway, on Thomas Warne , on the 16th of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 2l.; one seal, value 16s.; one key, value 2d.; two 3s. bank tokens, and eight 1s. 6d. bank tokens , his property.

THOMAS WARNE. I am a journeyman pewterer , and live in Blackfriars-road. On the 16th of May I was in Bacon-street, Brick-lane, Bethnal-green , between nine and ten o'clock at night. I was going to the Ship public-house, to see the landlady there - I was not in liquor; I went strait from home-it is about three miles from my house. I left home at seven o'clock, and met my brother at the Blue Lasts, and stopped an hour with him; we had only a pint of porter; when I left him, I went to the Ship, in Bacon-street. Before I got in, I was stopped by four or five men - I did not know them before. They hustled round me, and one of them drew my watch out of my pocket; I have never seen it since. I caught hold of the seal-the chain was broken in two, and they made off with the watch; the prisoner was one of them - I saw him again that evening. I had 18s. taken out of my breeches pocket at the same time, viz. two 3s. and eight 1s. 6d. pieces. The prisoner was the man that took my money - He was taken into custody at the time. Robert Canew saw him searched, and two 3s. and eight 1s. 6d. pieces found on him. He was with those that took my watch.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. It was not very light. I stopped at the public-house about an hour, or an hour and a half, with my brother. I stopped in the street about an hour with him before we went in. I am certain that I drank no more than a pint of porter. I went to the Ship, to see the landlady-there were a great many people

there at the same time. When the men came up to me, they asked me to fight, and bustled me. I called out, and they made a noise to drown my voice. The prisoner was taken immediately after. I had changed a 1l. note at the public-house, and gave my brother 1s. 6d. The prisoner had his arms round me.

ROBERT CANEW. I live with a cow-keeper, and have lived in my place eight months. I was standing at my master's door, which is opposite the Ship; I saw a skirmish, went over, and saw the prisoner's arms round Warne's body-his arms were under his. I caught hold of him. I saw his hand near Warne's pocket - I will not say it was in it. I dragged him across the road into the public-house - He did not go willingly - He was searched. I did not hear Warne say how much he had lost before he was searched. He said he was robbed of his watch and money before the prisoner was searched. I do not remember his saying what was the amount of the money. - He said, the prisoner took his silver out of his breeches-pocket, but he did not know who took the watch. Turner searched him, and found two 3s. pieces and eight 1s. 6d. pieces on him. When the prisoner was charged with the robbery, he said we might search him.

Cross-examined. I saw the money taken from the prisoner, he had only one penny about him beside-the prosecutor said he had lost his watch and silver; I did not hear him say any thing more. I have had no conversation with Warne about it - He has said nothing to me about a reward.

WILLIAM TURNER. I am an officer of Worship-street. On Friday, the 16th of May, I was passing the end of Bacon-street, I heard the cry of stop thief! I went to the Ship public-house, and found the prisoner in the custody of the last witness; I asked the prosecutor what he had lost, he said he had lost his watch and chain; after that I asked him if he had lost any thing else - He said he had lost his silver out of his pocket. Before I searched the prisoner, I asked him what money it was; he said, two 3s. and eight 1s. 6d. pieces. I searched the prisoner, and found two 3s. and eight 1s. 6d. pieces, in his breeches pocket, and one penny in his waistcoat pocket - I found no more silver on him. I took him into custody.

Cross-examined. This was in the presence of Canew; he heard what he said, but may not recollect it - He was close to me; the prisoner was willing to be searched.

Prisoner. I have a witness to call.

JACOB FERNANDO . I am a butcher, and live in Mansfield-street. On Friday, the 16th of May, the prisoner came to me in the evening, about half-past six o'clock, and asked if he could sup and dine with me the next day, - being our Sabbath; I told him he could; he asked what he should give, I told him 2s.; he gave me a 1l. note, I gave him eight 1s. 6d. and two 3s. pieces in change, being 18s. I have known him from from his infancy, and never knew any thing dishonest of him.

Court. Q. Are you a relation of his - A. No; I heard of his being taken up on Saturday morning, between nine and ten o'clock; he supped with me on the Friday night at a little after seven o'clock, and stopped till near nine; I live about a mile from Bacon-street. My family supped with me-none of them went out with the prisoner; he lodged at my house, and slept there on Thursday night for the first time.

WILLIAM TURNER re-examined. Before I searched him I did not ask him what money he had about him-when I found it he did not say where he got it, there were five or six people in the room at the time. I am certain that Warne said what the money consisted of before I searched the prisoner. The prisoner said nothing about Fernando, nor did he say he had changed a 1l. note that night.

JACOB FERNANDO re-examined. I had given change to several people in the early part of the day, but I do not recollect what I gave them; I had got rid of all my small silver, and had nothing but 1s. 6d. and 3s. pieces left.

TURNER. Warne said there were several of them - He could not say who took the watch; I have got the seal and key. He said the prisoner was the man who took his money before I searched him.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 21.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-31

805. HANNAH HILL was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , 175 needles, value 6d.; seven pieces of tape, value 3s. 2d.; 24 dozen of shirt buttons, value 2s. 5d.; 12 papers of pins, value 3s. 9d.; 24 laces, value 7d.; 72 yards of ribbon, value 1l. 8s.; 12 ounces of sewing cotton. value 2s. 8d.; eight ounces of worsted, value 9d., and one handkerchief, value 2s. 3d., the property of Thomas Flint and John Ray , in their dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT the same, only stating the house to be the dwelling-house of John Ray only.

ANN HORN. I am shopwoman to Thomas Flint and John Ray , haberdashers , Grafton-street, Soho -Mr. Ray lives in the house, Mr. Flint does not. On the 15th of May, the prisoner came into the shop and picked out the articles stated in the indictment, I tied them up and made out the bill, which came to 2l. 6s. 4d.; she opened her purse, as if to pay me, and then asked for some sarsnet shoe-ribbon, to get which I must go into the inner shop; suspecting her, I persuaded her to have galloon, and went to the other side of the shop for it, and saw her take up the parcel and go out; I followed, and saw her at a distance - She began to run - I came up to her in Newport-market, and took hold of her; she said if I would let her go she would come back directly; she said she was in search of her little boy, who had run down the court; she had the parcel in her hand. I took her back. I had not seen any little boy with her-there was no person with her.

RICHARD COLBOURN . I took the prisoner into custody and searched her, she had only nine pence in her pocket. I asked her if she had any other pocket-she said she had not; she said she had 2l. in her hand.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had 2l. in my pocket to pay for them; I left my boy playing at the door - I went about two yards from the door, and she laid hold of me. I did not intend to steal them.

GUILTY Aged 32.

Of stealing, to the value of 39s. only .

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18170521-32

806. HENRY BURSELL was indicted for a robbery on the King's highway, on George Tilley , on the 21st of April , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 5l.; one watch-chain, value 2s.; three seals, value 20s.; and one watch key, value 6d. , his property.

GEORGE TILLEY. I am apprentice to Mr. Beech, who is a linen-draper in Broadway, Westminster. On the 21st of April, soon after nine o'clock in the evening, I was walking along Tothill-street, Westminster , with a lady, whom I was going to see home, by my master's desire - I was quite sober-my seals hung out; there was a great many people passing by-the prisoner came up against me, with one arm, and forced me back, and took my watch out; I laid hold of him and held him till I got assistance, which came up very soon - He tried to get away; I gave him to Monday, the constable. He threw the watch behind him, and a person, named Murphy, picked it up, and took it into a shop opposite; this was before I gave him to the constable, but after I had collared him.

RICHARD MUNDAY. I am a constable. I took the prisoner in charge. I received the watch from Mr. Brooks, where it had been left, in a shop in the same street.

EDMUND WINCH. On the 21st of April, I was in Tothill-street, and saw the prisoner put his hand before Tilley, take the watch from him, and throw it on one side. Tilley had collared him before he threw it away. The prisoner tried to get away from him. I saw Eliza Murphy pick the watch up-it went out of his hand as they were struggling; I saw him throw it away.

ELIZA MURPHY . On the 21st of April, I was coming across Tothill-street, I saw a man and a lad struggling together, as I thought, in play; I stopped in the middle of the street, fearing they would run against me; they came into the middle of the street, I stepped across and saw a watch laying under Mr. Brooks's window, I picked it up and gave it to Mr. Brooks - I did not see it thrown down. It lay where they were struggling.

JAMES PECKMAN . I am shopman to a grocer in Tothill-street. I saw Tilley struggling with the prisoner in the street, he called out, and had hold of the prisoner - I assisted in taking him into Mr. Beech's; Titley said he had robbed him of his watch-the prisoner said nothing that I heard.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Some person behind pushed me against him; he collared me, and said I had robbed him. He called for assistance, and I was secured.

TILLEY. I saw no person behind him.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 24.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-33

807. CHARLES BUCKMASTER and JOHN JUDSON , were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , one silver cream-pot, value 50s., the property of John Williams , in his dwelling-house .

JAMES WARD. I am servant to John Williams, who is a tailor , and lives in Conduit-street . On the 16th of May, between eleven and twelve o'clock, I saw the prisoners on the area steps, that lead to the kitchen. I asked them what they did there? Judson said they wished to know if we wanted any shirt buttons - They then went away.

MR. JOHN WILLIAMS. I keep the house; my cream-pot was in the kitchen, on the 16th of May; the next day the officer brought it to me.

JOSEPH BERRY. I am a constable. On the 16th of May, I saw the prisoners, and another boy, in Monmouti-street - They went into several cellars; I took them into custody, and found the cream-jug under Judson's coat, and two silver spoons and some shirt buttons in his pocket - He said he picked them up in Bruton-street.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BUCKMASTER'S Defence. I found it, and gave it to Judson to carry.

JUDSON'S Defence. He gave it to me to carry.

BUCKMASTER - GUILTY . Aged 15.

JUDSON - GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18170521-34

808. JOHN FLACK was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Susannah Gillings , on the 10th of May , about four in the night, with intent to steal .

ELIZA COE. I live in the house, and was the first person that was alarmed-it was day-light.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-35

809. JOSEPH CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , one mare price 20l. the property of Richard Hambridge .

RICHARD HAMBRIDGE . On the 11th of April I had two mares - I turned them out on Epping Forrest , and never saw either of them again until the 10th of May, when I found one of them at Islington, in the care of Marshall; I knew her again, she was one of those I had lost off the Forrest. I had often rode her.

FRANCIS MARSHALL. I live at Islington, and have a cow-shed there. About a month ago the prisoner asked me to let him have a standing for a horse - He paid me for two weeks; he afterwards brought a mare into the place, and the officer took her away. He used to feed the mare himself, and often rode her about the streets.

JOHN MOORE . I am a horse-boiler, and live in Brick-lane, Old-street. On the 13th of April, the prisoner applied to me to buy a bay mare of him - He had two at the time; one was a chesnut and the other a bay. I bought the bay one of him; I saw the other again at Worship-street, Mr. Hambridge was there with me - She had a switch tail, but when I saw her in Mr. Hambridge's possession, the tail was cut. I asked the prisoner his name when I bought the mare of him, he said it was William Bush, at a barber's shop in Cross-street, Islington.

RICHARD HAMBRIDGE . The mare I saw at Worship-street, was my property; the description of the other mare answers to the other one that I lost.

WILLIAM WESTLEY . I am a headborough; from information that I received I went into Marshall's yard, and found the mare tied up and took her away-Goss assisted me; the prisoner said the mare was not his, but that he had her and rode her about; he told the magistrate that he found her in Ball's-pond-road, and he thought it proper to keep her; the magistrate told him he should have put her

in the pound and advertised her. Mr. Hambridge saw the mare on the 10th, and claimed her as his property. She is worth 20l.

Prisoner's Defence. I found her in Ball's-pond-road, with the bridle on - I rode her about, and did not go to sell her.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 33.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18170521-36

810. ALEXANDER LONG and THOMAS KINGSTON , were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , 9lbs. of bacon, value 6s. , the goods of Henry Barrett .

CHARLES CURRY. I live in Great Castle-street, Oxford-market. On the 29th of April, about one o'clock, I saw the prisoners opposite Mr. Barrett's shop, Kingston took the bacon off the stall, and put it into Long's apron - He ran off with it - They saw me and threw it down. I shewed them to Tidmarsh, and he secured Long; the next day I met Kingston, and secured him. I am sure he is the boy.

RICHARD TIDMARSH. I live with Mr. Barrett, Curry pointed the prisoners out to me - I took Long.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

LONG - GUILTY . Aged 14.

KINGSTON - GUILTY . Aged 12.

Whipped , and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-37

811. JOHN HOPKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of February , one seal, value 10s., and one ring, value 1s. , the goods of John Manning .

SECOND COUNT, The same, only stating them to be the property of a certain person unknown.

JOHN MANNING. I live in Hatton-court, Saffron-hill, and was a watchman. On the 13th of February, a man charged another with taking his seals - I found them in the kennel; the man did not appear, and the prisoner was discharged-the magistrate told me to keep them. I kept the ring in my pocket-the prisoner slept in the same bed with me, and several others slept in the same room; in the morning when I got up, I found the prisoner was gone out, and the ring and seal gone also; some days after, from what I had heard, I opened the prisoner's box, and found the duplicate of them - I went to Mr. Hill's and found the seal.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. I am not a watchman now; I was discharged because I could not produce this ring and seal. I lost the seal, I never pledged it - I pledged the ring. I found the duplicate in the prisoner's box.

JOHN BOTELER . I am shopman to Mr. Hill, who is a pawnbroker. I have a gold seal and ring pledged for 2s. I remember Manning coming to enquire for it with the duplicate; I do not know who pledged them, but I know the prisoner's face. I do not know when I saw the prisoner, I remember seeing him at the shop as a customer; I do not know what he came there for.

Court. Q. On your oath, on what occasion did he come to your shop - A. I think to pledge the seal-the ticket found in his box is ours.

ANN RYAN . I keep the house where the prisoner lodged; after he was taken up I asked him about it - He said the devil tempted him to take it.

Cross-examined. He was bailed-this was on a Tuesday, when he was at dinner.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before. Mr. Baron Garroic.

Reference Number: t18170521-38

812. THOMAS DALTRY was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , one watch, value 20s.; one chain, value 1s., and one seal, value 6d. , the goods of John Collins .

MARY COLLINS . I am the wife of John Collins. On the 30th of April, about half-past eight o'clock in the evening, I heard a noise, and ran down stairs - A mob came round; as I was going to my back room I saw the prisoner taking my husband's watch-no other person came into the house. I called out stop thief, he ran out, and I followed him round Charles-square - He was stopped before he got out of my sight; I did not see him throw it down - He had not got it when he was stopped. I never saw him before.

RICHARD CHAPMAN. I heard the alarm and ran after the man; the prisoner was stopped in the square - He had no hat on; I picked a hat up, when a man sprung out from behind a tree, and asked me what I had picked up; I asked him if he knew the prisoner; he said he would not run the risk of getting himself into trouble, and ran off. The prisoner said he had lost a hat. I picked the watch up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MARY COLLINS. I am sure the prisoner is the man, he had a hat on when he took the watch. He was stopped at the end of the square.

Prisoner's Defence. I was pursuing the man, and they took me for him - They knocked my hat off.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-39

813. AARON DILLON was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , two sheets, value 40s.; one gown, value 3s., and two stockings, value 1s., the goods of William Hoard , Sen.; and one shirt, value 3s. , the goods of William Hoard , Jun.

ELIZA HOARD . I am the wife of William Hoard. On the 28th of April, I hung the things out to dry, and lost them, and several more, on the 5th of May; something occurred which made me give information.

SARAH CLARKE. I live next door to Mr. Hoard-we have one garden between us; I saw the prisoner in the garden - I knew him before. I gave information.

WILLIAM SIMS . I am a constable. On the 6th of May, I took the prisoner into custody at his sister's house; it was nearly an hour before I could get admission. They refused to let me in. I broke in and found the prisoner under the bed, and one of the shirts upon his back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18170521-40

814. THOMAS BYTHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , one 3s. bank token, 1s. and 6d. the monies of John Menzies .

JOHN MENZIES . I keep the Crown, at Kensington . On the 28th of April, between five and six o'clock in the afternoon, I went up stairs, when the prisoner ran out of my bed-room up another pair of stairs-the lock had been forced. I secured him. I missed the money out of my child's box.

WILLIAM COLLINS. I am a Yeoman of the Guards. On the 28th of April, I was at the Crown, the prisoner was in custody; I took a wrencher from under his coat; I asked him why he carried it about with him - He said he meant to rob somewhere before he went home.

GEORGE HULL. I took the prisoner into custody, and found a 3s. token, 1s., and 6d. on him.

JAMES BROTHERS. I heard the prisoner confess that he took the money.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-41

815. JOHN BRONAM was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , one watch, value 40s.; one seal, value 4s.; and one key, value 9d., the goods of William Neale , from his person .

WILLIAM NEALE . I am employed in the Custom-house , and live at Stepney. On the 27th of April, I was in Whitechapel, with my wife and children. The prisoner came up, pushed against me, and drew my watch out. I collared him, and asked him for my watch-my wife called out Stop thief! - I still held him, and am sure he is the man.

GRACE NEALE . I am the wife of John Neale . We were returning home-the prisoner ran against my husband, who said he had taken his watch, and he collared him. A short man came close to the prisoner and ran off directly. He was quite close enough to receive the watch from the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. There were three or four men shoving me against him.

JOHN NEALE . No person pushed him against me.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18170521-42

816. ROBERT JONCEY was indicted for bigamy .

But as the first marriage could not be proved, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-43

817. JOHN HAWKINS was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Samuel Sadler , about seven in the forenoon of the 12th of May , (the wife of the said Samuel Sadler, and others of his family being therein), and stealing twenty-five handkerchiefs, value 2l. , his property.

SAMUEL SADLER. I keep a ready-made linen warehouse , in Fleet-street . On Monday, the 12th of May, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, I went out, and shut my door - I was not gone more than a minute-when I returned I found it open, and a quantity of handkerchiefs taken off the counter near the door. I am confident that I shut the door. I immediately went out. When I got to the corner of Shoe-lane, I saw the prisoner going up the lane with the handkerchiefs under his arm. He turned into the passage of the Globe tavern. I secured him, took them from him, and gave him in charge - I did not know him before.

DANIEL TANNER . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in Fleet-street-two men ran across, and threw the bundle down - I picked it up.

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-44

818. WILLIAM GEORGE BELLAMY was indicted for feloniously assaulting Joseph Stevens on the King's highway, on the 7th of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one pocket handkerchief, value 3s. , his property.

JOSEPH STEVENS . I live with Mr. Wright, in Glocester-place, Commercial-road, and live on my property. On the evening of the 7th of May, I had been to Cow-cross for Mr. Wright, with some medicine, as his boy was not at home. I was returning home through Moorfields. About a quarter after ten o'clock, as I was going by Old Bedlam, I heard some person following me. I turned round, and found it was the prisoner. He followed me about thirty yards. I crossed over to go to Bell-alley - He jumped up to me, and collared me all at once - He held a knife to me, and asked me for my money, saying, "d-n you, do you see this? - deliver your money," holding the knife in one hand, and my collar with the other. It was a little while before I could speak. I then told him I had no money. He then said, "d-n you, where is your watch?" and stroked me down to feel for it. I had no watch about me. He felt in my coat pocket, and took my handkerchief out.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. How did he do it - A. He let go my collar, and felt me down with that hand, and he held the knife in my face. I had a parcel in my pocket, and he took the handkerchief out of my pocket. While his eye was off me, I caught hold of the wrist of that hand which held the knife - I got hold of his collar with the other hand, and called out "watch!" loudly; it was a great while before the watchman came-when he got near us, the prisoner also called "watch!" twice-the watchman was an old man. I delivered him to his care, but still held him myself till another came up. I gave him in charge, and he made a charge against me; we took him to the watch-house, and there gave him in charge. I saw him searched-my handkerchief was not found on him, but the knife was found tucked down in his apron. In searching him, we found the flap of his breeches was open-upon that he charged me with indecency - He had not made any such charge before. On my oath I had not done any such thing.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I have been eight or nine years in London. I came from Otley, in Yorkshire; I am independent. I was a merchant at New York, and came from there thirteen years ago. I have lived in and about London eight or nine years.

Q. How many prisons in London have you been in?

Q. How many years is it since you were in the King's Bench - A. Four or five years.

Q. When was you in the Fleet - A. Never. The prisoner was quite a stranger to me. He had a dark apron on-it was a butcher's knife. I never asked the watchmen to go back and look for the handkerchief - I told them I had lost it, and that the prisoner had robbed me.

Q. Did you tell him, before he got to the watch-house, that you had lost your handkerchief - A. Yes, I did, and described it to be yellow. The place where I was robbed is about a quarter of a mile from the watch-house.

Q. On your solemn oath, did you say one single word about the knife to the watchman till you got to the watchhouse - A. Yes, I told the first watchman he had a knife, that he held it up to me, and robbed me of my handkerchief.

Q. Did you say a word about a knife either before or in the watch-house, till one was found on the prisoner - A. I mean to swear I did tell the watchman as I was going along.

Q. Had not the prisoner called out "watch," and charged you with indecency upon his person, before you called out "watch" - A. It is not true. He did not call"watch" until we got to the watch-house. He had a butcher's jacket on. I know nothing about a reward.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. When did the prisoner first call out"watch" - A. As the watchman was coming up. I had called a dozen times before he called out once. He wanted to run away. We dragged one another full twenty yards.

Court. Had you any pocket-book - A. No. I had a few shillings in my waistcoat pocket - He did not search that; he only put his hand into my coat pocket. I never found my handkerchief.

CHARLES TURNER. I am a watchman. On the night of the 7th of May, about a quarter before eleven, I heard the cry of "watch." I suppose I heard it ten times before I could get up; it was called by two different voices-one called after the other. I came up to the prosecutor and prisoner, in Long-alley; they had hold of each other; the prosecutor gave the prisoner in charge, he did not say what for - He did not say what he had done - I took him to the watch-house directly; as they were going there nothing passed, not a word, either by the prosecutor or the prisoner.

Q. Did the prosecutor, as he was going to the watchhouse, tell you that the prisoner had robbed him, and had a knife in his hand - A. He did not.

MR. ADOLPHUS. My Lord, after this, I certainly cannot proceed any further in this prosecution.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-45

819. JOHN BECKETT was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of January , from the person of John Clifford , 1l. 14s. in monies numbered; three 1l. bank notes; and a handkerchief, value 1s. his property.

JOHN CLIFFORD. I am a watchman of the parish of St. George, Hanover-square. The prisoner and I had a bed together in Field-lane . I laid there in the day, and he at night. On the 19th of January, when I came home, I went to bed; he had a woman there at breakfast with him - He went out with her, and came home at one o'clock; he then came and took my breeches from under my head I asked him what he was doing; he said he had left something there which he wanted - I did not think he was robbing me. He went out, and soon after I missed my breeches - I found them in the room. The next day I met him, but had not then missed my money. The day after, I missed three 1l. notes, 1l. 14s. in silver, and a handkerchief out of my box. The key of my box was in my breeches-pocket. I found him and secured him. He said he had put the notes in my room - I took him there, he could not find them. I went for an officer, and he made off. I did not see him again for three months. The woman went out before I went to sleep.

JOHN LANGWORTH . On the 19th of January, the prosecutor told me he had lost his money. I went with him and found the prisoner in St. Martin's-lane; we brought him back. He could not find the notes. He left him with me while he went for an officer. I let him go into the yard, and he escapsed.

JOHN GREEK . I am a constable. On the 20th of April the prosecutor brought the prisoner to the watch-house. I found the handkerchief on his neck.

(Handkerchief produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 55.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-46

820. ELEANOR CHAMBERS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , one saucepan, value 4s.; one pillow, value 2s. 6d.; one blanket, value 2s.; and one flat-iron, value 6d., the goods of Thomas Jenkins , in a lodging-room .

SARAH JENKINS. I am the wife of Thomas Jenkins, we live in Golden Fleece-court, Minories . I let the prisoner a room about fifteen weeks ago-her husband was present, it was a ready-furnished room. On the 5th of May her husband came down and said she had been making away with the things, and asked me to go up. I went up, and missed the things stated in the indictment. I gave them both in charge-her husband was discharged.

THOMAS JENKINS. I let the prisoner the room.

WILLIAM TOMLINSON. I am a pawnbroker. I took a saucepan in pledge of the prisoner for 2s. I am sure it was her.

RICHARD BACON. I took the prisoner in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to).

Prisoner's Defence. Mrs. Jenkins gave me leave to pledge the things.

SARAH JENKINS. It is false.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-47

821. THOMAS BENNET was indicted for stealing, on the 23rd of April , one iron half-hundred weight, value 4s. , the goods of Peter Jackson .

HENRY FOREMAN . I am porter to Peter Jackson. On the 23rd of April, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner take the weight out of the warehouse. I

followed and took him - He brought it back, and put it in its place again.

PETER JACKSON. I am a broker, and live in Shoe-lane-the prisoner was brought back with my weight.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Fourteen Days .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-48

822. ELIZA JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April , four yards of printed cotton, value 7s. , the goods of John Waller .

JOHN WALLER. I am a linendraper , living at Aldgate . On the 23d of April, about five o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came into the shop, and asked for a remnant of stuff; another person was with her, who also asked for a remnant. I went to the other side of the shop for it, and on turning round, I saw the corner of the print from under the prisoner's shawl. The other woman run out. The prisoner fixed on some stuff. I pretended to know nothing about the print, and sent for an officer. I told him to search her; she immediately said, "here it is; I will pay you for it."

RICHARD BACON . I am a constable. I was sent for, and took the prisoner in charge; she pulled the print from under her arm.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-49

823. JOHN WALKER was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , one coat, value 2l.; two handkerchiefs, value 7s.; and one pair of spectacles, value 1l. , the goods of Thomas Breakwell .

THOMAS BREAKWELL. I am a tailor , and reside in Beech-street, Cripplegate . On the 19th of May, in the morning, I saw the prisoner going out of my shop with something under his arm. I called out, and pursued him; he ran into Golden-lane - I lost sight of him for a moment. Ward secured him. I am sure he is the man. I found my coat, in Golden-lane, thrown into a pork shop: the case of my spectacles was in his pocket.

BARTHOLOMEW WARD. I am a beadle. I heard the cry of "stop thief," and saw the prisoner run up Golden-lane, with something under his arm. I secured him. I am positive he is the man. He ran by the pork-shop, which is the second house in Golden-lane - I did not see him throw it in there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-50

824. JOHN BENJAMIN was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , 11lbs. of coffee, value 11s. , the goods of Samuel Clark .

SAMUEL CLARK. I am a carman . The prisoner was in my employ. On the 18th of April, his load consisted of twenty-five bags of coffee; he was to take them to the Custom House; an Officer stopped him, and took a bag, containing 11lbs. of coffee, from him; the bags were examined, and none missed.

JOSEPH STONE. I am an officer. On the 18th of April, I saw the prisoner driving the cart, with another man; they had the nose-bag and a tin funnel; the coffee was running out of the bags into the nose-bag, through the funnel.

SAMUEL CLARK. The broker said he had not lost any coffee.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-51

825. JOSEPH EVENDEN was indicted for feloniously having in his custody and possession, a forged bank note, well knowing it to be forged .

To which indictment, the prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-52

826. JOSEPH EVENDEN was again indicted for forgery .

No Evidence. NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-53

827. WILLIAM DOSSETT was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , one sheet, value 3s., and one bed, value 3l., the goods of Susannah Martin , in a lodging room .

SUSANNAH MARTIN . I live in Vine-court, Whitechapel . I let the prisoner a bed, at two shillings per week - He lodged with me three weeks. On the 9th of May, he came home at eleven o'clock, and brought a strange man with him; at four o'clock in the morning, I heard a noise as if somebody was going up and down stairs. I got up, and saw the prisoner bringing the bed and sheet down on his back.

WILLIAM SINGLETON. I lodge next door to Susannah Martin. About half-past five o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner come out with the bed on his back. Mrs. Martin called out stop thief - He threw the bed down, and I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 64.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-54

828. ELIZA CORNWALL and DIANA THOMPSON were indicted for the wilful murder of a bastard child .

RICHARD REID . I am a surgeon. I saw the child after it had been found in the privy-it was in a very putrid state. I conceived it to be about a seven months' child. I cannot say whether it was or was not born alive-its nails were not perfect-that might be the case if it was born alive.

Cross-examined by MR.PLATT. It is not common for seven months' children to be born dead-it would not have been in so putrid a state in that short time if it had been born alive.

THOMAS BOX. I am a nightman. On the 17th of April, I was employed to empty the privy, and found a child there, wrapped up in a petticoat, and had a piece of worsted about its neck-there was nothing particular in the manner in which it was wrapped up.

MARY ANN HUMPHRIES. I live in New-street, Mile End. The prisoner, Thompson, lodged with me: she took the room, in my house, with her husband, and lodged with me about a month. On the 14th of April, at half-past eight o'clock in the morning, I went out, and returned about nine o'clock for something that I had forgot. Thompson let me in - She appeared in a flurry - I asked if she was ill-she said she was not; but the woman who had slept with her the evening before, had been taken ill. I told her she had better send her home, as she was not my lodger-she said she was in the yard - I went there, and saw her standing by the water butt-it was the prisoner, Cornwall, with a pot in her hand - She seemed as if she was in great pain - I told her she was in labour, but she said, that she was not. I told her to go to her own home, as she did not lodge in my house - I asked Thompson if the woman was not in labour - She said there was not any thing at all that ailed her, only that she had caught a cold, and had been poorly in the night, which occasioned her to be in that state. Cornwall said she was going, and desired me not to talk harshly to her - She went away, and I saw no more of her - I followed Thompson up into her room-from what I saw there, I told her, that the woman had been in labour, when she replied, that it was not so - I went out, and came home about half-past five o'clock - I then went to the privy, and found it nearly full - I saw something had been thrown down, and told my husband of it - He went out, and found nothing there but some horse-hair - We went in search of Thompson, and found her in George-yard, Whitechapel - I asked her what was become of the young woman who was ill in the morning; she replied, that she had gone into the workhouse - I asked whether she was not in labour, and she replied, that the doctor was of opinion, that it was no such thing-my husband asked her who had thrown the horse-hair down the privy, and she replied, that it was herself - He said he hoped there was nothing else there-she left our house the next day - I saw the prisoners at the workhouse on the Friday morning-Cornwall was in bed-she called me to the bed-side, and told me, that the child was not alive when she threw it there-that was all I heard, there being so much noise. I said,"Sally, was the child alive?" and she answered me, No.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. If she had been ill in the night, I must have heard it.

ELIZA CORNWALL -NOT GUILTY OF MURDER,

But Guilty of Concealment . Confined Two Months .

THOMPSON- NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-55

829. SARAH GROUT was charged, on the Coroner's Inquisition (only), with the wilful murder of her female bastard child .

MISS ELIZA TUCK . I keep house for my brother, who is a butcher residing at Tottenham. The prisoner had lived ten weeks in our service - I did not suspect, that she was pregnant. On the morning of the 4th of April, I went into the kitchen, and found her at her work as-usual; but about four o'clock in the afternoon I perceived her to be ill - She complained of being ill - I did not suspect any thing - I sent for Mrs. Perring, who is a midwife.

Cross-examined by MR. MARSHAM. On the night previous, I slept in the room immediately under her-if there had been any noise, I should think I must have heard it - I believe she is seventeen years old-while she was in our service, she fell off a table.

ELIZA PERRING . I am a midwife, and live at Tottenham. On the 5th of April, I was sent for, and saw the prisoner in the kitchen - I asked what was the matter with her-she sat for some moments before she gave me an answer, and then gave me a key, telling me to open her box, and I should find a child - I did so, and found it was there-it had nothing over it.

Cross-examined. A fall from a table, in her situation, would have occasioned the child not to be born alive.

GEORGE HOLT. I am a surgeon. I opened the child-there was nothing unnatural in it but a slight effusion of blood in the veins of the head, which would have happened by unskilful delivery.

SARAH FORD (witness for the prisoner). I knew the prisoner had child-bed linen prepared at her father's house.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18170521-56

830. JOSEPH ELLIOT was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Barmore , about the hour of one in the night on the 7th of May , with intent to steal, and stealing therein, one bank dollar, value 5s.; six bank tokens, value 18s.; eight other bank tokens, value 12s.; and 2l. 17s., in monies numbered , his property.

JOHN BARMORE . I am a butcher , and live in Nightingale-lane, St. Botolph, Aldgate . On the 7th of May, between one and two o'clock in the morning, I was alarmed, and got up - I stood on my landing place, and heard a dog bark - I called to the watchman, and told him to try the door - He said it was not fast - I went down, and found it only on the latch-the watchman was in the house-my till was open, and my back parlour sash-window was wide open-it is on the ground-floor. I lost 4l. 17s. out of my till - I went to bed about ten o'clock the night before, and was the last person up - I left the door chained and bolted, and the window down - I am sure of it, but will not say, that the window was fastened - I did not count the money in the till myself - I saw some papers in it, rolled up - I saw my wife roll the money up in them - I know there was a bank dollar there, and ten or twelve three shilling. pieces, besides some shillings and sixpences. I went round the courts, and met the patrol, and within half an hour after, I went to the prisoner, who lived about one hundred yards from me - He had lived with me once - We found him in bed, and money in his breeches pocket, amounting to 4l. 17s. -4l. was rolled up in papers, and the rest loose;

they appeared to be the same papers that my wife had rolled up - I found several bills in my own hand writing, which had been in my hands the night before - They were in his pocket also.

WILLIAM HUTCHINS. I am a patrol. I was with Barmore, and found the money in the prisoner's breeches pocket, and produce it.

JOHN BARMORE . There was a dollar and some 3s. pieces among it, and a great many bills in my hand-writing; there were some marks of footsteps on the window.

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 19.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-57

831. JAMES WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, o the 12th of May , one watch, value 5l.; one watch chain value 30s.; one seal, value 2l.; and one key, value 1l., the goods of Thomas Dean , from his person .

MR. THOMAS DEAN . I am a surgeon , and reside in Oxford-street. On the 12th of May, between five and six o'clock in the evening, I was going into the Opera House, and the prisoner had his arms round me among the crowd. I did not suspect any thing. When I got in, I missed my watch and appendages. I went out, and found them in possession of Smithers-the prisoner's hands were close to my fob-the pressure was too great for me to feel them go.

RICHARD SMITHERS . I am a constable. I was stationed at the Opera House-it was Mr. Kelly's benefit night - I saw the prisoner standing behind a gentleman, and take his watch-the crowd was too great for him to put it into his pocket-Grist was with me - I secured him - I then asked him for the watch - He told me he had not got it - I found it on the ground under his feet.

THOMAS GRIST . I am an officer, and was with Smithers. He has spoken correctly.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I did not take it-it was found on the ground.

GUILTY Aged 15.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garow .

Reference Number: t18170521-58

832. CHARLOTTE THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of March , the sum of 3l., in monies numbered, and five 1l. bank notes, the monies and property of William Clarke , in his dwelling-house .

WILLIAM CLARKE . I am a grocer , and live in the parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate . The prisoner came into my service on the 3d of March. As I receive my money in the day, I put it into a cash-box, which, at night, I keep up stairs under my bed - I take an account of what I receive at nigh (reads)."On the 28th of March, I had 8l. 7s. in silver, 1l. 8s. in copper, and thirty 1l. bank notes." On the 29th of March I had occasion to pay 7l. - I brought my cash-box down about half-past ten o'clock in the morning - I took out 6l. or 7l., but did not count it then. About twelve o'clock, a person called for some money - I opened the box, counted the money, and found I was 8l. deficient, 6l. in notes, and the rest in silver. I accused my shopman of it, and discharged him - I did not suspect the prisoner - I had marked my notes before I put them into the box - I believe I marked them all - I marked those which were stolen. In consequence of something that took place on the 12th of May, I went to Mr. Scovell's, to whom, I understood, a payment had been made, and received five 1l. notes of him (I produce them). They have my mark on them,"28th of March, 1817", in my hand-writing, which enables me to say they are part of the notes I put into my box on the 28th. I got an officer, and told the prisoner I wished to go into her bed-room-she went up - I told her I wanted to search her box-she unlocked it, and I told the officer to search it.

Q. Did any thing pass between you and her about the robbery - A. Yes - I asked her how she came by the five 1l. notes she had lent my wife that afternoon; she said they were her own. I told her not to tell me a falsehood, for they were the notes for which I discharged the shopman - She paused a moment, denied it at first, but afterwards acknowledged they were the notes, saying, she had found them on the stairs at the time we went to search the young man's box-it was above six weeks before that that I searched his box-the officer then asked her why she did not give them to her master then, as she knew they were his property - She made no reply. I asked her if she had any more property about her, and she told me no, not a farthing-the officer then said we will search her person. She turned her pocket out - We found a purse, containing twenty shillings in silver - I called my wife up to search her person - She found nothing on her-my wife said she had seen her on Saturday with a handful of notes; she replied, that she had received a pension; I did not know she had any pension to receive. The officer said he would search the bed; she replied, "keep the five 1l. notes, and let me go." The bed was searched, and an apron of the prisoner's was found, made into a bag; it contained a paper bag, which had fourteen 1l., and two 2l. bank notes; 15l. 12s. in three shilling tokens, 2l. in half crowns, 2l. 12s. in one shilling and sixpenny tokens, 2l. 9s. in shillings, and four sixpences; she had not received a farthing in wages from me while she was in the house. During the time she lived with me, she cut her finger, and went to the doctor with it; she returned, crying; her mistress asked her what was the matter; she said the doctor had charged 3d. for her finger, and she had not got a farthing to pay him for it.

Cross-examined. I made out the account that very day. I keep a young man and a boy. I never kept two servants(looks at the note). This is Tabernacle, 28-3, on one of them, which means, I took it of Tabernacle, on the 28th of March; I did not tell her she had better confess. I had turned away the shopman and warehouseman. The warehouseman had not been in the house on the 28th.

JOHN SADLER . I am servant to Mr. Scovell. On the 12th of May I received five 1l. notes from the wife of the last witness, and gave my master the same notes that I received from her; I am sure of it.

JOHN SCOVELL . On the 12th of May, the prosecutor came to me for some notes. I gave him five 1l. notes, which were the same that my servant brought to me from him.

HANNAH CLARKE. I am the wife of William Clarke. Sadler called on me on the 12th of May for some money. I had not got any money to pay him; the prisoner offered to lend some to me; she gave me five 1l. notes; I gave

him the same notes. Before I paid them to him, I observed my husband's hand-writing on them. I saw the notes that came back from Scovell's: they were the very same.

Cross-examined. I did not ask her to lend me the notes; she offered them to me.

NATHANIEL NATHAN. I am a headborough. On the 12th of May, the prosecutor fetched me to his house, I went, and searched the bed in which the prisoner slept, and found under the head, close to the sacking, a bag, containing the money of which the prosecutor has spoken. As I was taking her to the watch-house (I neither threaten ed the prisoner, nor held out to her any promise) I asked her if there was any other person implicated in the business? she said, No - She said she knew she must suffer.

JOHN SERGEANT. I was shopman to the prosecutor, and dismissed his service. I never had the five 1l. notes which have been produced to-day. I did not leave any notes on the stairs in my master's house.

WILLIAM CLARKE re-examined. (looking at the notes). They are marked with my hand-writing. I had them all in my possession on the 28th of March-there are two dated the 28th of March; the others are marked, but not dated. I am sure the two are part of the 8l. that were taken out of my box on that day.

Cross-examined. The dates denote that they were in my possession on the 28th of March. I did not pay any money away after I took them. I did not receive them until four o'clock in the afternoon. I received them from Tabernacle, who pays me after he leaves the India House. I did not pay any money away after that or give change. I might have changed a 1l. note in silver.

MR. ALLEY. Q.When you get up, do you put the same clothes on - A. I do; but sometimes leave the key of my box behind me.

Court. Q. On the morning of the 29th, when you missed your notes, did you discover that you had lost any of those you took from Tabernacle - A. I particularly remembered I had lost five 1l. notes which I had taken of him; only two which have been produced to-day have his name on them.

Q. Among those you found in the bed were there any of his - A.(looking at them). These two were with his name on them, but only one with the date. I receive money from him every month - I must have received them of him at the same time, although it is not dated, because I do not keep my money so long. There is another of Tabernacle's dated the 28th. I leave my room at six o'clock in the morning, leaving my wife in bed.

HANNAH CLARKE. I get up about eight o'clock. I cannot remember what time I left the room. I do not remember returning to my room after I went down stairs.

Cross-examined. My room-door is not locked; I have lodgers in the house. I have seen the prisoner wear the apron out of which the bag is made; I knew it by the pattern. There is no female in the house but myself.

WILLIAM CLARKE . When the bag was found under her bed, she did not say that it was, or was not her's (one of the notes shewn to him). This has the 8th of May, 1816, on it. I cannot say who wrote the 8th of May on it. It has Tabernacle wrote on it in my hand-writing.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-59

833. ABRAHAM FOWLER , ABRAHAM MOSES , JOSEPH BARD , CHARLES JOHNSTON , and ROBERT FENTON were indicted for feloniously assaulting William Clarke on the King's highway, on the 2d of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, two guineas; 1s.; one 2l. bank note, and three other bank notes , his property.

WILLIAM CLARKE. I keep the Duke of Wellington, public-house , in the Commercial-road. On the 2d of May, I went to the Ship public-house, in Bacon-street , to see the landlady; I had been from home ever since three o'clock, this was at nine o'clock; I was elevated, but not drunk. I staid there about half an hour. The moment I came out I was collared and pulled down upon my face; they rifled my pockets, and tried to get my watch, and broke the chain. They took two guineas and three 2l. notes from me. I have some recollection of Fowler, but will not say he is one of them - I know nothing of the others. Duncan came out and assisted me.

WILLIAM DUNCAN. On the 2d of May I was at the Ship, and saw Mr. Clarke come out. The prisoners, Fowler and Moses, laid hold of him, and threw him down - I went up and endeavoured to take him away from them. I caught Fowler and Moses with their knees upon him, and their hands in his pockets. Fowler cried out, "hit the b-g-r," and struck me and cut my lips open. I will positively swear they are the men - I have seen them before. I saw them again the next day, and went down to Clarke. I went the next night with the officer, saw them there again, and took them all.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. They were round the door again the next night when I took them. I am a barber and a weaver - I never heard of a reward.

Prisoner FOWLER. Q. Did you not say you should have a dozen of us - A. Yes; there were more that I could swear to, but they are gone. I have heard Gardiner talk about a 40l. reward before they were taken; I told him of it. He asked me if I knew any of them, I said I did; he said, if they were cast I should have 40l.; he said it depended upon their being cast.

RICHARD CAREY. I am a weaver, and live in Holywell-street, Shoreditch. I was at the Ship; I saw Clarke come out - He was pulled down. I saw Fowler with his knee on his back; there were about twenty persons round him; Duncan lifted him up. The next day I went to the Ship, to see if any of them had been taken. I saw Dalton come up, and I told him Fowler was one of them.

Cross-examined. I have known Duncan these five years; till that night I did not speak to him. He swore to another man for this robbery. I never heard of a reward.

EBENEZER DALTON. I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoners on the 3d of May, near the Ship.

SAMUEL MILLER . I am an officer. I assisted in apprehending the prisoners.

MOSES'S Defence. They took us and two more - He swore to seven of us. I was not there on that night.

FOWLER'S Defence. I was not there. On Saturday night I was taken.

WILLIAM DUNCOMB re-examined. I took two more-when I saw them by day-light I said they were innocent. I did not see any of their friends before.

THOMAS THOMPSON. I am an officer. I was stationed

at the door of the Ship on the night of the robbery, but never heard of it - I was at the door all the while; Fowler was pointed out to me as having stolen a watch, by Carey, on Saturday evening. I could have taken him, but there was a gang round. In about an hour, Dalton came with Duncomb, and we took Fowler. Duncomb went round, and picked out all the others, singly, and charged two others with another robbery. Carey swore to him for another robbery, and took him for this. I stood inside the door.

ANN YOUNG. On Friday night, the 2d of May, between nine and ten o'clock, the prisoner. Bard, went to fetch me some silk, and returned in ten minutes; he was not out sufficient time to go to Bacon-street all that night.

WILLIAM CONSTABLE . The last witness is my sister. Bard was at home with me on Friday night till eleven o'clock, except when he went out for some silk.

ANN YOUNG . The prisoner, Moses, was at home with me from four o'clock in the afternoon till a quarter after ten.

WILLIAM YOUNG. I was at home with my wife. The prisoner, Moses, never went out all the evening.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18170521-60

834. SAMUEL JOSEPH INNES and SARAH BOULTON were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , in the dwelling-house of William Peyton , one warrant for payment of, and value, 80l. 17s. 6d. , his property.

WILLIAM PEYTON . I live in Lincoln's-inn-fields -the two prisoners were my servants . I lost the check on the 25th of March, out of my check-book, which I kept in my coat-pocket. The prisoner, Innes, generally had my coat to brush in the morning. I do not remember his having it that morning.

BENJAMIN VENTOM. I am clerk to Messrs. Moffat and Burgess (looks at the check). I paid it ever since the 26th of March, I do not know to whom. I paid it in two 40l. notes. I know it by our pay-book which is at home.

AMELIA JONES . I live in George-street, Adelphi-the prisoner, Innes, shewed me two 40l. bank notes, and said they were his own.

GEORGE HODSON . I live at Lambeth. On the 4th of April the prisoner, Innes, bought a shawl and two handkerchiefs - I gave him change for a 40l. note. He said his master's name was Crippen, of Salisbury.

JOHN TILLYARD . I live in Clare-market. The prisoner, Innes, came to me to know if I could get him change for an 18l. note - I looked at it and it was a 40l. note.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-61

835. JOHN HENLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , two seals, value 3l., and one handkerchief, value 3s., the property of William Peyton , in his dwelling-house .

MR. WILLIAM PEYTON. I live in Lincoln's-inn-fields . I had a woman named Boulton in my service; the prisoner worked at my house as a plaisterer . I lost two seals and a silk handkerchief; I had not missed them - I kept them in my bed-room.

WILLIAM JEFFERSON. I am an officer. On the 3d of April I found the handkerchief on the prisoners's neck, and the seals suspended to his watch, at Mr. Peyton's house, where he was at work. He came there to see Boulton.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I got intimate with Boulton, and she gave them to me. I hung the seals to my watch, and wore the handkerchief-if I had stolen them, it is not likely I should have worn them in the house.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18170521-62

836. JOSEPH GATERS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of April , one watch, value 5l.; one piece of ribbon, value 2d.; and one watch key, value 1s., the property of Eleanor Crumpton , in the dwelling-house of John Flower, Esq.

There being no evidence against the prisoner, except his own confession, which was extorted from him, the learned Judge directed the Jury to find him

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-63

837. THOMAS HYLAND was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April , six yards of bombazeen, value 15s., the property of Thomas Saundby , privately in his shop .

JOHN GAY . I am a patrol. On the 23d of April I was in Holborn, and saw the prisoner, with another man, about Mr. Saundby's shop. The prisoner put his hand through a pane of glass which was broken, and took the hombazeen out; I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up.

GUILTY. Aged 17.

Of stealing, but not privately .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18170521-64

838. ELIZABETH HOPKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of May , nine yards of printed cotton, value 20s., the property of William James and Richard James , privately in their shop .

WILLIAM JAMES . I am a linen-draper , and in partnership with Richard James; we live in Middle-row, Holborn, in the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn . On the 8th of May, between five and six o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came into the shop - I came into the shop myself at half-past five o'clock and saw her and Maddy serving her-there were no other persons in the shop - I was looking at my books. I looked at her again, and saw something bulky under her arm, which made me suspect her. I went up to her, and saw the corner of the print from under her shawl, which was very large. I took hold of it, and asked her how she came to have it there - She laughed in my face, and said I must have put it there - I told her that was impossible, it could not have got there accidentally. I took it from under her arm; it had my mark on it, and is worth about 20s. cost-price. I gave her in charge.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. I do not think she was sober; she smelt of liquor. I did not see her take it.

WILLIAM MADDY. I am shopman to Messrs. James. The prisoner came into the shop between five and six o'clock, and asked for some gingham which another wo

man had been looking at in the morning. She asked the price of the print when she first came in-the same print was afterwards taken from under her shawl-when I told her the price she said it was too high for her. I shewed her several ginghams, and cut her off one yard, at 1s. 6d. per yard; she was paying for it when Mr. James came up, and pulled the print from under her arm; it was the same that she had asked the price of. I pulled down several ginghams to shew her, and left them on the counter. I did not see her take the print. I turned my back to her to take the things down; she could not have got it by accident. If Mr. James had not stopped her, I should not have known that she had got-it there were nineteen yards, it is worth 20s. I asked her 3s. per yard for it.

Cross-examined. There was no other person in the shop. The boy was in the shop when she first came in, but he went out, and I saw the print on the counter after that. She was twenty minutes in the shop.

CHARLES BROWN. I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody. I thought she was not sober.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MR. JAMES. I did not see her take it, or put any thing under her arm.

Prisoner. I am innocent.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 37.

Recommended to Mercy.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-65

839. THOMAS PIPER and WILLIAM THOMAS , were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of March , eight sacks, value 16s., and 32 bushels of malt, value 17l., the goods of John Earl , in a certain barge upon the navigable River Thames .

MR. JOHN EARL. I am a barge-owner, and live at Kingston. In March last, I sent a barge to London, laden with four hundred quarters of malt and one hundred sacks of flour. Horne, Horrod, and Hubbard, had the care of the barge-it was to go to Hawkes's wharf, Whitefriars, for Messrs. Reid and Co. Hawkes's wharf is between Blackfriars Bridge and the Temple. She left Kingston on Tuesday, the 11th of March, about half past eleven in the morning.

JAMES HORNE. I was captain of the barge. We left Kingston, about a quarter before twelve o'clock; Horrod and Hubbard were on board with me. We arrived at Hawkes's wharf between six and seven o'clock in the evening; it was then light. We made the barge fast at half-past seven o'clock - I and Horrod went on shore for refreshment, leaving Hubbard in the barge, and returned about half-past eight. About a quarter before twelve, I heard some person step on the fore-sheets - I looked out, and called out "Shinah!" meaning Hubbard-no person answered; I thought it was Hubbard. I walked round the bulk to see that all was right, and missed nothing. I heard some person or persons talking at a distance, they were strange voices. The barge being aground I thought no person could rob it, and I returned to the cabin, thinking all safe. About a quarter before one o'clock, Hubbard returned; he had been ashore for refreshment - He said the barge had been robbed. I walked round the bulk, and missed four sacks of malt, each containing two bushels - We returned to the cabin, and missed no more; I then looked out several times, and saw the police-boats stop several other boats, but did not suspect them. As soon as it was day-light we missed four more sacks, making eight in all. I went to the Police-office; the sacks were marked"John Earl," in full length.

JOHN HORROD. I was fellow-servant with the last witness, and came away with the barge. We arrived in town all safe, at Hawkes's wharf - We did not stop at all on the river. Between twelve and one o'clock I walked over the bulk, and missed four sacks, and in the morning we missed four more, making eight in all. The sacks were marked"John Earl."

JAMES HUBBARD . I was also in the barge. Nothing was taken out of her till she arrived in town; in the morning we missed eight sacks in all - They were marked" John Earl ."

JOSEPH FARRANT. I am a corn-chandler, and live in James-street, Covent-garden. On the 13th of March last, a man, named Hawkins, came to me about ten o'clock in the morning, and produced a sample of malt - I agreed to buy it of him at 56s.; the price of malt of that quality would be 86s. at that time - I had given 96s. the previous week, which was the fair market price for that kind of malt; it was to be delivered to me on Friday morning, at seven o'clock (the next day). I did not know the man before, I gave information at Bow-street. On Friday morning, about half past six o'clock, Hawkins and another man brought the malt, in a cart, to my door; there were eight sacks-Adkins was in attendance. The malt was shot out of their sacks into mine. Adkins took the two men into custody and the sacks.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I never saw either of the prisoners-Hawkins was tried here. Three of the sacks had the name of Bowell, of Camberwell. on them.

HARRY ADKINS. I am an officer of Bow-street. Hawkins was tried here last Session. On Friday morning, the 14th of March, I went by appointment to Mr. Farrant's, and saw the cart come up to his house. Edmund Thomas and Hawkins had the care of the cart - They unloaded eight sacks from the cart. I afterwards took Hawkins into custody, and sent him to the Office by Tanner. I went down to Hawkins's house, in Portpool-lane, with Edmund Thomas .

EDMUND THOMAS . I know Hawkins. In the month of March last I got a horse and cart for him, from my house in Portpool-lane; he joined me, and got into the cart; we drove to Westminster Bridge - He directed me to drive there. When we got there he alighted, and went and spoke to a man, it was the prisoner, Thomas, he was in waiting. I did not hear what passed between them. The prisoner, Thomas, told me to bring the cart down after him. He took me down on the beach by the water-side; it was rather dark-this was a little distance from the bridge, on the Surry side of the water, and the further side of the bridge from the city. When I got to the water's-edge, the two prisoners were in the barge. Thomas told me to back the cart to the barge; I did so, and they both helped to unload it - They lifted the sacks out of the barge into my cart; this was the first time I saw them - I am sure they are the two men - They put eight sacks into the cart, and told me to drive away; I had left Hawkins at the foot of the bridge. I drove off the same way that I came,

and found Hawkins at the foot of the bridge where I had left him; he joined me, and we drove over the bridge to Mr. Farrant's. I unloaded the same malt that I had got from the prisoners at the water-side.

Cross-examined. I know Hawkins's wife by sight - I have not talked to her about giving evidence here. It was about six o'clock in the morning when we got to Westminster Bridge.

Q. Did they not tell you, that if you would swear to these two men, it would be better for her husband - A. No, nothing like it. It was light enough to see the countenance of a man.

Q. Have you not said it was so dark you could not see the man when he came up to you - A. No; I said, if I saw him I thought I should know him.

Q. Did you not say, the last time, that you had not seen him so that you could know him again - A. I cannot swear that I did not.

Q. Could you have sworn to the man at the time he came up to Hawkins - A. I cannot swear to the man that came up to Hawkins, but I can swear to the man who gave me the malt - They were in the barge and I was in the cart.

MR. ANDREWS. Q. Did you put your cart as close to the edge of the barge as you could - A. Yes; they lifted them up and I took them in.

HARRY ADKINS. I apprehended the prisoner, Thomas, at his house at Lambeth; he is a fisherman-it was after Hawkins had been tried. I asked him if he knew Hawkins? he hesitated sometime, and said he did know a man of that name. I found Piper at his own house; he is also a fisherman. He said he did know Hawkins.

Cross-examined. I saw their nets in their houses, and they said the fish-trade was very bad.

MARGARET HAWKINS. My husband was tried here last Sessions, for stealing the malt. I know the two prisoners. I went to Thomas soon after my husband was sent to Newgate on this charge; I believe it was the day after - I knew nothing of him before - I did not find him then. I went a fortnight afterwards (which was before my husband was tried). I found him at home. I said,"my husband is in trouble concerning this malt that he had of you, and I hope you will help me;" he said I should not want while he had any thing-this was all that passed then. Thomas's wife, and the prisoner, Piper, came down to my house in Portpool-lane after this - I did not know Piper before-this was a day or two after I had been to Thomas's. I told Thomas where I lived. The morning that my husband was taken to Bow-street, Piper came and asked where Hawkins was. I said, "I believe you know, for I think you to be one of the party" - He went away. That was all that passed. I went to Bow-street, but did not see either of the prisoners there. One evening, before my husband was tried, I went to Thomas's house, to see if he would give me any money. I found him at home. I was talking about my husband's trouble, and asked him to assist me with a little money. I do not know that I told him what I wanted it for; he said he had not got any at that time - He said nothing else. I did not tell him of the robbery, or who was concerned in it, at either of these conversations. The morning after my husband was tried, I went to Thomas's house again and saw him, Piper came in while I was there. They told me that they had heard my husband's trial the night before, and said they had promised my husband 2l. 2s. towards a counsellor. They said they had not got 2l. 2s. then, but each of them gave me 10s. to help pay for the counsellor. My mother had assisted me, and this was to help to pay her. Nothing more passed. I went to Thomas's house again the week before last, to see if he could assist me a little more, as they promised they would. I did not see him then.

Cross-examined. I had not seen Thomas with my husband - I had not seen either of the prisoners at our house-it was a fortnight after my husband was taken that I first saw Thomas, and told him I believed him to be one of the party. Thomas said I should not want. Mr. Ulmer was my husband's attorney; I mentioned it to him and was fetched before the magistrate by the officer. I never had any hope of getting my husband off. Ulmer did not tell me what to say; nor do I remember Mr. Harmer checking him and the justice turning him out; he went to the office with me, but did not tell me what to say.

MR. EARL re-examined. The value of the malt was 88s. per quarter, in all 16l. or 17l. I compared a sample of the malt with that brought to Farrant's, they exactly agreed-there were three different kinds among it-and it was dried of a particular colour for Reid and Co. I have no doubt but that they are the same. I compared it with the bulk from which it had been taken.

SILVESTER DRAKE. In March last I was working at the Waterloo Bridge, and found four sacks just below the barges, between them and Blackfriars Bridge-it was the 15th of March, they had "John Earl," marked on them; they appeared to have been sometime in the water, and to have had corn in them.

HORROD re-examined. The barge was robbed on Tuesday, the 11th of March, between twelve and one o'clock at night.

MR. EARL. I missed eight sacks, with my name on them. I saw those which Drake produced, they are part of the sacks which the malt was put into.

THOMAS'S Defence. I never saw the woman or the man before. The officer asked me if I knew Hawkins, I said I did; he said it would be better for me if I did not. I walked all the way without being hand-cuffed, and might have made my escape if I had been guilty.

PIPER'S Defence. I never saw either the woman or the man before.

THOMAS - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 35.

PIPER - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 35.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-66

840. MOSES FENN was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , 12 lbs. of sugar, value 10s.; twelve sheets of paper, value 6d.; two quarts of brandy, value 13s.; and twelve other sheets of paper, value 6d. , the goods of Thomas Abbotts and Richard Abbotts .

THOMAS ABBOTTS . I am a wine-merchant , and in partnership with Richard Abbotts ; we live in Skinner-street, Snowhill. In consequence of something that occurred, on the 26th of April, I went with an officer to the prisoner's house, in Commercial-place - I let the house to the pri

soner, he was my servant; we found the articles stated in the indictment, there. I asked him how he got the sugar, he said he took it from the spirit cellar when he was employed in making shrub, and that he took the paper from the counting-house. I gave him in charge.

Cross-examined. I could not swear to the things if he had not confessed.

JOHN HAWKINS. I am an officer; I took the prisoner into custody, and found the property in the house.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Recommended to Mercy.

Confined Two Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-67

841. MARY RYAN was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , one pair of shoes, value 2s. 6d. , the goods of Alexander Wilson .

THOMAS VINCENT . I am servant to Mr. Wilson, who is a shoemaker , on Holborn-hill . On the 13th of May, the prisoner came into the shop, and I shewed her several pairs of shoes, which she said did not suit; I turned round to get another pair, and found she had only one pair in her lap, before that there were two pair in her lap; she bought a pair, and as she was going out I took another pair from under her shawl. She said it was only fun.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought one pair, and took another pair to the door to see if they were stronger.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-68

842. GEORGE HEADING was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , one bolster, value 10s.; one saucepan, value, 2s.; one tea-caddy, value 1s.; one box, value 6d.; 2s., and two 1l. bank notes , the monies and property of James Grey .

JAMES GREY . I live at St. Pancras. On the 2d of May I sent the prisoner with the things to the King's Bench - He is a porter ; 2l. was sealed in a letter, which I desired him to leave at Mr. Oxenham's, in Oxford-street. The next morning, I went to the Bench and, found he had not been there; I then went to Mr. Oxenham's, and he had not been there. On the Monday following I received a letter which I believe to be the prisoner's handwriting - I have seen him write several times; it stated that he had made off with the property, and wished to resign himself up to justice; and that he would be opposite St. Giles's church between seven and nine o'clock in the evening, to surrender himself. I went there and took him into custody; he said he was willing to resign himself, and went with me alone; he said he had pledged some of the property, and sold the rest. He was porter at an auction room.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-69

843. JAMES CROCKER was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Sir Archibald Macdonald , Knt. about two in the night, of the 7th of April , with intent to steal .

Sir Archibald Macdonald being a Baronet, and the indictment stating him as a Knight, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-70

844. MARY LYONS was indicted for burglariously entering the dwelling-house of Jane Tourell , on the 2d of February , about eight in the night, with intent to steal, and stealing therein, twenty-four yards of satin, value 5l.; one gown, value 6s.; one gown-skirt, value 20s.; one petticoat, value 3s., and one dressing-glass, value 1l. , her property.

JANE TOURELL. I am a weaver , and live at Bethnallgreen . On the 2d of February, I went out and returned at ten o'clock at night, and found my door open, the satin taken off the roll, and the rest of the things gone. On the 19th I saw part of the satin again.

Cross-examined by MR. WALFORD. The satin appeared to have been taken off the loom by a person acquainted with the trade.

MARY LYONS . On the 17th of April, a pawnbroker's ticket was brought to me by my daughter. I took the satin out of pledge at Matthews's in the Minories; in the evening I saw the prisoner, and told her I had taken it out - She asked what colour it was; I said, have you not seen it? she said, no. I told her I should like to have it dressed; she told me to do so if I liked.

HANNAH LYONS . I gave the ticket to my mother - I received it from the prisoner, she said my uncle wanted to sell it. She is my aunt.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CHARLES TOPPING. The silk was pledged with Mr. Matthews on the 13th of February, by a man calling himself Franks; I never saw the prisoner about it.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-71

845. GEORGE LANE was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Reasby , about two in the night of the 20th of April , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein one watch, value 3l.; two casks, value 5s.; one till, value 1s.; one book, value 6d.; one picker, value 2d.; one bleeding-phlem, value 2d., and three shillings in copper monies , his property.

JOHN REASBY . I live at Cock Fosters, in the parish of Hadley ; I rent the whole house, and nobody lives in it but my own family. On the 20th of April, about six o'clock in the morning, I came down stairs (I was not alarmed), I was the first person that came down-it had been day-light sometime; I missed my till with about 3s. in halfpence in it, and a silver watch, which had been left with me, I was answerable for it. I also missed the other things stated in the indictment. I found some of them the same morning just inside the gate of Mr. Schneider's premises - A boy gave me information, which made me go to the place - They were just by the gate, and strewed about the ground, just by the road-side, any person might

have seen them. I found the picker, the bleeding-phelm, the till, and the exciseman's check-book. I never found the watch. Drinkworth told me where they were.

THOMAS BEALE. I live at Cock Fosters. I and my fellow-servant had been with some beast-as we were returning, we smelt a place very strong with liquor - We met the prisoner - my fellow-servant knew him, but I did not - I know him now-it was on the 21st of April, about three o'clock in the morning William Slow was with me; we had been driving some beast, and were coming back - We saw the prisoner just by Mr. Cumming's park-gate - I did not see any thing with him.

WILLIAM SLOW. I was with Beale, and saw the prisoner that morning by Mr. Cumming's park, which is near a quarter of a mile from Reasby's-it is close to Schneider's - I spoke to him - I did not see him with any thing. When we were coming back, he came into the road, and sat down just opposite where the liquor was - He followed us a little way, and turned back.

JOSEPH HOY. I live at the Crown, at Southgate. The prisoner was at my house, on the 20th of April, and brought a hatchet with him - I took it off the table, and asked him if it was his - He told me it was - I gave it to him, and he put it in his basket - He took it away with him at five o'clock in the afternoon.

JOHN REASBY . I found a hatchet, with the rest of the things. I produce it.

JOSEPH HOY . This is the hatchet. I will swear that I had it in my hand; I knew nothing of him before.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I only saw it that afternoon-it was Sunday - I took it off the tap-room table, and particularly observed the marks on it - I can swear to it-there is a notch cut at the end, and it is split in the middle of the handle - He had been at my house ever since two o'clock; he had as much as would do him good. I only know that it was in his possession. Schneider lives about a mile and a quarter from me.

NICHOLAS DAWKINS. I am a horse-patrol belonging to Bow-street Office. In consequence of the report of the house being broken open, I and Propstring examined the premises. The bill was found among the property; I fitted it to the marks on Reasby's house; the marks exactly fitted. The bar had been attempted, but not opened; I tried the marks there; they corresponded. The shutters had been forced open. I tried the bill, and fitted it to those marks; it appeared that they went out at the door, and entered at the window, by breaking a pane of glass, after forcing the shutters.

REASRY re-examined. There was a little liquor gone; the casks were broken in the road near the place where I found the other things. There were two casks taken from my premises; it was a gallon cask of rum, and a two gallon cask, with some brandy in it; they were stone casks, marked Nos. 1 and 2; I found part of one of them near the place.

WILLIAM SLOW re-examined. I had known the prisoner a great many years. He lived about a mile from Reasby. When I first saw him, he was close to where I smelt the liquor, between that place and Reasby's. I took no notice of it to him; it was just getting day-light when I saw him, and was about three o'clock. I thought he came over where I was because I should not take any notice of it; there was somebody with him under the pailings. I thought he wished to see who I was, but did not wish me to see him.

Cross-examined. At this time I was going towards Reasby's; I had passed the place where I smelt the liquor before I saw the prisoner; he was also going towards Reasby's: they followed us after we got by. I do not know whether there was one or two more with him. I did not see them so as to know who they were. I did not see any thing about the prisoner; the other two men were pretty near to Schneider's.

Court. Q. Where did the smell appear to come from - A. Near the gate leading to Schneider's. After I got by, they followed me about one hundred yards, and then turned back; they followed us as far as the road that leads to Reasby's; when they got as far as there, we saw no more of them.

FREDERICK PROPSTRING . I know no more than Dawkins has told. I took the prisoner into custody on the 26th. I could not find him before. I began to look for him on the 23d.

JOHN REASBY. The watch was worth 3l. I would give 3l. for such a one; the other things are of little value; the liquor was worth ten or twelve shillings. The window was safe when I went to bed.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent. I know nothing of it.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 45.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-72

846. GEORGE WAKER was indicted for a robbery on the King's highway, on Thomas Higley , on the 26th of April , putting him in fear, taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 10s.; one watch chain, value 1d.; one corkscrew, value 1d.; and two watch keys, value 6d. , his property.

THOMAS HIGLEY. I am porter to Mr. Bradston, who is a japanner, living in Crown-street. On the 26th of April, I was walking in Well-street, Mile End , a person met me, and pushed me in my breast, as if he was trying to push me back - He threw his body against me; some more behind pushed me against him. I put my hand forward, and pushed him away-there were three of them behind me. I put my hand to my fob, and missed my watch-it did not last a moment - I saw the prisoner at my shoulder; I did not observe him at first-there was nobody near me but the three behind and the one before; they all appeared to be engaged together. I seized the prisoner, and never let him go. I never got my watch. I lost my watch, chain, seals, and key.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not say you could not swear to me - A. I did not. When I took hold of him, I asked him where my watch was, and he replied, that he knew nothing about it; I gave him in charge.

WILLIAM FRANKS . I was passing along the corner of Samuel-street, and observed four men; they appeared to be connected together and talking. I was gone about ten minutes. When I returned, I heard a man had been robbed. The prisoner was in custody; I knew him again. I am quite sure he was one of the four men that I saw standing at the corner; he had a blue coat and white apron on.

Prisoner. Q. Did not the officer tell you to say I had a blue coat and white apron on - A. No; nobody told me to say so. I told my father so as soon as I got home. - Armstrong found me out, and took me to the office. Nobody gave me any instructions to swear to him, either by his dress or any thing else.

SAMUEL DOBSON. I am headborough of the parish. I took the prisoner into custody. I did not hear Higley say he could not swear to the man. I never gave the boy(Franks), any directions to swear to the prisoner. I asked him if he was sure the prisoner was the man. I never said I would say, that the prosecutor said he could not swear to the man.

Prisoner's Defence. Dobson said the man said he could not swear to me. When I was examined, the prosecutor said, if his watch was made good to him, he would not prosecute me. My brother gave him a watch, and he promised me not to appear against me; the watch was deposited in Bradstone's hands.

HIGLEY re-examined. I said if he was innocent, I should not wish to hurt him, before he was taken. I said if he would produce my watch, I would not go against him. I never received a watch not to prosecute him; the prisoner offered to give me one or make any recompence I thought proper. I refused it-no watch was given to me. I heard nothing of it.

DOBSON re-examined. When he was going to the watchhouse, he said he would give the prosecutor a watch, or make him any amends for the watch. I know nothing of a watch being deposited.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 24.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18170521-73

847. JAMES LINDSAY was indicted for falsely making and forging, on the 5th of April , and wilfully acting in the falsely making and forging of, an order for the payment of 10l. , on Messrs. Snow and Paul, with intent to defraud Edward Frowd and George Rose .

MR. EDWARD FROWD . I am a solicitor , and am in partnership with George Rose. The prisoner was our clerk. I have had frequently occasion to go into the country, and used to leave some sheets of paper with him, bearing our signature, for him to send letters in cases of emergency(looks at the check). This is on Snow and Co.; they are our bankers. The prisoner had no authority to draw on our bankers on any occasion; the signature is in my hand-writing; the body of the check is the prisoner's - I never gave him authority to draw this check. I never but once drew a check on plain paper.

Cross-examined. I have, on some occasions, left a printed check signed, to be filled up. I always draw my checks on printed papers. I got the check from Messrs. Snow and Co.

Edward Wilson was then called to prove the payment of the check, and not appearing, the Jury found the prisoner.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. BARON GARROW.

Reference Number: t18170521-74

848. THOMAS MANNING and THOMAS SPELMAN were indicted for feloniously assaulting John Coleman , in a certain open place near the King's highway; on the 20th of April , and putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, two tobacco-stoppers, value 2d.; one knife, value 1s.; and two shillings and four-pence , his property.

JOHN COLEMAN. On the 20th of April, after dinner, I went to Blackwall, and got intoxicated. The prisoners were drinking in a house at Stepney, and joined me. I waited there about an hour, and came away after ten o'clock. I gave the prisoners my property to take care of; they were going to see me home. I did not give them the money, but gave them the other things.

Court. Q. When did you see the prisoners last - A.Not since their second examination. I did not tell the magistrate, that I gave them the property. The officers told me that I must come forward. I am a letter-carrier in the Post-Office. I signed my examination before the magistrate, but did not read it first.

JOHN BROWN. I am an officer. On the 20th of April, I was out with Partridge. I saw the prisoners in Stepneyfields, at eight o'clock, and at ten o'clock, we saw them standing at the door of the George, at Cock-hill, with the prosecutor; there was another man with them; the prosecutor was in liquor - They went up Schoolhouse-lane with him, and felt him about; he said he wanted to go to the Borough; they were taking him the wrong way; they hustled him about in the lane, and threw him down; a man came by, and disturbed them - They returned again with him near the back of the Bristol Arms, threw him down there, and brought him into Glasshouse-fields. I was just by them - He asked them if they wanted to rob him. I run into the Bristol Arms, and called Barber to my assistance - I sent him round by the glass-house. I sprung down to them, and saw Manning rifle his pockets. I seized him. Spelman ran away. Manning said he had not robbed him, and had got nothing belonging to him. I found the articles stated in the indictment on him. Coleman had a mark on his head, and his hand was cut; he was very much in liquor - He claimed the things, and charged them with robbing him; the next morning I took Spelman - He said he had nothing to do with it. The morning after Manning told the Magistrate, that Coleman gave them the things - He did not say so before.

JOHN COLEMAN. My hands were not cut. I had not got a blemish about me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GEORGE PARTRIDGE. I am an officer, and was with Brown. I saw the prisoners, at ten o'clock at night, with Coleman. I followed Brown, but lost him. I saw Coleman at the Bristol Arms; one of his knuckles bled, and I saw something under his eye. I was with Brown when he took Spelman; he at first denied being there, and afterwards said, that he had nothing to do with the robbery, but was there.

JEREMIAH BARBER. Brown fetched me out of the Bristol Arms. I went round into the fields. Brown called out, that he had got one; he had Manning (Coleman laid on the ground quite motionless); I saw him searched, and the articles found on him. When Manning came into the house, he said, that Coleman gave them to him-this was in Brown's presence - He must have heard it. One of Coleman's hands bled, and his face likewise.

JOHN BROWN. I did not hear Manning say they were given to him till he was before the magistrate.

MANNING'S Defence. He said he would treat us if we would see him home - He gave us the things to take care of for him; he fell down. I was picking him up, and Brown came and took me.

SPELMAN'S Defence. I lost Manning and the prosecutor, and went home.

JEREMIAH BARBER. When I went out, I only saw one man-if there had been another man, he might have got away before I saw him.

SAMUEL BROWN (Witness for MANNING). When I was at the lock-up house, I heard Brown say he would be well paid for his trouble.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-75

849. DAVID MILLER was indicted for a robbery on the King's highway, on Margaret Reece , on the 14th of May , putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, one shawl, value 5s. , her property.

MARGARET REECE . I am a widow , and live in Fleet-market. On the 14th of May, I was at the White Lion public-house, in Field-lane. I had a pint of beer, and stopped there about three quarters of an hour. I was not in company with any body. I observed two or three young men and women there. I had a shawl on; when I went out, two young men, who stood at the door, followed me down Field-lane . I had seen enough of them to know them again; one of them asked me where I was going. I said I was going home; they stopped me three or four doors down, and one of them put their hands round my neck. I said what do you want of me. The prisoner took my shawl off - He had hold of me, but he is not the one that had hold of my neck; the other man pressed my throat - They both ran towards the White Lion again - I said they had taken my shawl. A man said, "never mind, I will find him for you." I described them to the waiter, and went home. The next morning I returned to inquire for them, and went to Barnett, and described them to him. I am quite sure the prisoner is the man. He was taken up the next day. I have seen my shawl in the possession of Barnett.

ANN GAVERNOR. I was at the White Lion public-house, and saw Reece there, and some men at the same time-the room was almost full of people-Mrs. Reece was by herself; I was not there ten minutes, but saw her go out, and two or three men followed her; I noticed them before they went out-the prisoner is one of them - He left the house after Mrs. Reece; I met him again in Holborn, about a quarter of an hour after-there were two or three of them - I went to the coffee-shop with them - They treated me; the prisoner gave the man of the house the shawl, and said, "take this: we want coffee for it for four of us." He left it there. I am sure he is the man that gave the shawl. I know that Mrs. Reece had the shawl on when she went out; this was the same pattern.

Prisoner. Q. Will you swear, that I left it, or did you do it yourself - A. He left it himself. I knew him before by frequently seeing him. I heard of the robbery, and told Barnett.

HYAM BARNETT. I am an officer, and have got the shawl. I obtained it from the coffee-shop, in Field-lane, the day after the robbery; the man could not tell his name. The Magistrate said I could not apprehend him.

JOHN BARNLEY. I am a constable, and got information of the robbery. The next day (after the robbery), I was walking down Field-lane, about four o'clock in the afternoon, and saw two girls fighting. The prisoner was there; and, within hearing, one of them said, "you shan't have the shawl." I took both the prisoner and the girls into custody.

Prisoner's Defence. When I came out, Gavernor came out with me. I picked the shawl off the ground; the woman was not within 20 yards of it at the time. I gave it to Gavernor, we then went to the coffee-shop, and she pledged the shawl for the coffee.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 19.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18170521-76

850. WILLIAM REYNOLDS GREY was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Robert Temple , about twelve o'clock, in the forenoon, of the 20th of May , (the said Robert Temple and other persons being therein), and stealing one hundred yards of jean, value 10l.; one skin of leather, value 1s.; and one yard of Holland cloth, value 1s. his property.

ROBERT TEMPLE . I am a stay-maker , and live in Tothill-street, in the parish of St. Margaret, Westminster . On the 20th of May, I and my family were at home. Between twelve and one o'clock, my children called me down stairs. I found two pieces of jean gone off the counter of the shop. I do not know that the door was shut at the time, as I went in pursuit of the prisoner. Mr. Wall brought one of the boys back, with the pieces of jean tied up together.

EDWARD WALL . I live opposite Mr. Temple. On the 20th of May, between twelve and one o'clock, I saw the prisoner and another boy go into the shop. I watched them all the time. The prisoner's companion opened the door, and went in; the children were in the shop. The door was latched at that time; he came out, and the prisoner went in; the prisoner then came out, and his companion went in again, and he followed him, and brought the articles out. The prisoner unlatched the door three times, and the other twice. I am sure they unlatched it each time. The last time the prisoner went in, he brought the parcel out under his arm. I run over, and gave the alarm. Mr. Temple was not there. I ran after the prisoner, and took him, with the property in his possession; he was never out of my sight.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 13.

Recommended to Mercy.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-77

852. MARY MATTHEWS was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Esther Doyle , about four in the afternoon of the 2d of May (the said Esther Doyle and other persons being therein), and stealing one pelisse, value 1l.; one coat, value 1l.; one pair of breeches, value 10s.; one bonnet, value 8s; five gowns, value 3l.; one spencer, value 4s.; three handkerchiefs, value 9s.; four china images, value 6d; one scarf, value 2l.; one pair of sheets, value 16s.; and one table-cloth, value 10s. , the property of James Garratt .

JAMES GARRATT . I live in Shire-court with Mrs. Doyle. On the 2d of May, when I came home, I found my drawers rifled of the property, which all laid on the floor, wrapped up in the pelisse; they are worth 12l.

ESTHER GARRATT. I am the wife of the last witness. I went out, and padlocked the room-door, leaving all the things safe in the drawers. When I returned, I found the door forced open and the things on the floor-the padlock was drawn from the place.

EDWARD RILEY. I lodge in the house. I was going up stairs at four o'clock, and observed Garratt's door open, and the prisoner coming out. I asked her what she was doing there? she said she had been to see Mrs. Garratt. I looked in and found Mrs. Garratt was not there, and the things laying on the floor. The prisoner ran up stairs - I secured her. She was searched, and a false key found on her.

ESTHER DOYLE . I rent the house. The prisoner was brought down to me - I had only just come home; I might not have been at home when the door was forced.

WILLIAM WAINWRIGHT . I am a constable, and took the prisoner in charge. She said she had been drinking with a man who had enticed her to do it. She said she did it entirely by herself.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was not in the room; the constable has spoken false.

GUILTY. Aged 21.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only, but not of breaking and entering .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-78

852. JAMES HOUSE and ISAAC RADFORD were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Esther Timson , about four o'clock in the morning of the 6th of May , (the said Esther Timson and others of her family in the said dwelling-house then being), and stealing therein, one clock, value 4l.; two casks, value 2s.; 12 loaves of bread, value 2s.; 30 cakes, value 1s.; one pound of cheese, value 8d.; eight ounces of butter, value 6d.: eight ounces of tobacco, value 1s.; 11 cyder-bottles, value 2s.; one gallon of bitters, value 8s.; two gallons of anniseed cordial, value 1l.; and three gallons of cyder, value 9s. , her property.

ESTHER TIMSON . I rent a public-house in the parish of St. Luke, Chelsea . On the morning of the 6th of May, I got up about ten minutes before six o'clock, and found the bar-door open. I had locked it up myself the night before, about a quarter before two o'clock, when I went to bed, and took the key up with me - I was the last person that was up. I found the tobacco-drawer on the floor, and about three-quarters of a pound of tobacco gone, which was nearly all that was in it. I missed a clock, worth 4l., and twelve two-penny loaves; about one pound of cheese, and some cakes; I also missed about half a gallon of bitters, worth 10s. 6d. out of the cellar, a gallon of gin, two gallons of anniseed cordial, worth 1l. and eleven bottles of cyder, worth 9s. I have seen some of the cakes since in the possession of Bly - I saw them the same day. The tap-room door, which leads into the wash-house, had a hole cut in it, and the bolt pushed back-the wash-house shutter was broken down; the hole appears to be cut with a chissel. I found the cellar door had been entered, and a small axe, which I left laying in the wash-house, was found in the tap-room. I know nothing of the prisoners.

THOMAS CLABBON . I am a millwright; I lodge with Mrs. Timson. I got up about half-past five o'clock in the morning-when I came down, I found the street door fast but the bar-door was open, and the tobacco-drawer on the floor; I gave the alarm, and went down to Westminster to stop the things, if they should be pledged. As I was returning, I met Westcoat. We went to a boat which was about a quarter of a mile from Mrs. Timson's house-it was about a quarter past four o'clock in the afternoon; it laid on the beach, the tide was making up to it; the two prisoners were there, and abused Westcoat very much. We both went to the boat, but found nothing in it - We afterwards went and searched it with Bly and Gillmore. We saw the prisoners in the act of pushing that same boat off. I went with them to it, and found the cakes in the boat, with some bread and butter; the prisoners were taken, and the officer took a screw-driver from House; I saw him find it on him - I afterwards tried it to the hole that was cut in the door, the marks corresponded in size, and in my judgment, the hole was cut with it. When they were taken House threw his hat off, and I saw a great deal of tobacco fall out of it-there might not be quite half a pound of it.

JOHN CASTLES. I am a brewer's-servant. On the 6th of May I was going to work; it was light - I had to pass Timson's house in my way. Before I got there, between her house and the water-side, I met three men going as from Mrs. Timson's. When they saw me they stopped, and leaned over the garden pailings. After I had passed them about fifteen yards, they all started off as hard as they could run-the two prisoners are two of them. I knew them very well before that-it was about eighty yards from Mrs. Timson's - They ran towards the wharf; the other man who was with them, had a large bundle under his arm, tied up in an apron, it might have been bottles-his name is Wright. I went further towards Timson's house, and within about twenty yards in the same foot-path that they came along, I saw something spilt for some distance; I also saw the neck of a bottle.

JAMES GILLMORE . I am an officer of Queen-square. I had a warrant against the two prisoners and a man of the name of Wright, whom I cannot find. I went to the boat about a quarter after four o'clock in the afternoon, and saw the two prisoners just by the boat; the tide was just coming up to it. I secured the prisoners, and as we were going close to the passage of a public-house, the prisoner, House, knocked his hat off himself-in the crown of his hat I found some tobacco covered with a piece of paper to keep it from his head. I found a screw-driver in his jacket pocket. I then searched the boat, and found some cakes and some bread, butter, and cheese. We compared the screw-driver with the marks of the hole in the door - They exactly fitted. There are no marks on the door but what fit the chissel. There are some marks under the hinge which also exactly fit, as if they had attempted to wrench the door off.

JAMES BLY. I am an officer. The last witness has spoken correctly.

WILLIAM WESTCOAT. When I was searching the boat, the prisoner, House, came to me, and used me very roughly. I asked him his name, he said it was Jones. I produce the cakes and cheese.

MRS. TIMSON. I will swear to the cakes, they are my own making - I have two which were left in the house exactly like them-the bread and cheese I believe to be part of the same that I lost; the tobacco seems like the same sort that I sell. Some of them had got in at the cellar-window, which had a great many cobwebs in it.

JOHN CASTLES. The prisoner, House, had a great many cobwebs on his clothes.

HOUSE's Defence. I am a fisherman. I went to my father's to borrow a boat, and as I was returning I met Castles.

RADFORD'S Defence. I was with him. We met Castles, and stopped to make water; two men searched the boat; I asked them what they were doing, and House abused them.

HOUSE - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 28.

RADFORD - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 19.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-79

853. MARY HANDS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , at St. Luke's , two hearth-rugs, value 14s.; seven blankets, value 20s.; three pillows, value 10s.; one bolster, value 5s.; one shirt, value 5s.; three shifts, value 10s.; and one pair of shoes, value 4s.; the property of Thomas Locke , in his dwelling-house .

THOMAS LOCKE. I am a shoemaker . On the 1st of May I missed the articles stated in the indictment; they were not all taken at the same time-the prisoner lodged with me. I found part of them at Sowerby's, a pawnbroker.

MATTHEW HEATH MOSS . I live with Mr. Sowerby. On the 21st of April the prisoner pledged the rug and pillow at our house, in the name of Hands. I knew her very well; she has pledged and redeemed the rug at our house twelve different times.

THOMAS VANN. I am an officer. When the prisoner was taken, she said the rug was her own, and that she did not take the other things.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 33.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-80

854. WILLIAM WATSON was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of April , one pair of boots, value 6d., and two smock frocks, value 2s. , the goods of William Bashford .

WILLIAM BASHFORD . I am a pot-boy , and live in Bruton-street, Portman-square . On the 7th of April last, my boots and frocks were taken out of the stable. On the 21st of April I found them at the prisoner's lodgings, in Swallow-street.

WILLIAM SALMON. I am an officer, and took the prisoner into custody. I found the things at his lodgings; the smock frocks were under the bed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18170521-81

855. BENJAMIN HARWOOD was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Aaron Moss , about three o'clock in the afternoon of the 25th of April (Eliza, his wife, and others being therein), and stealing six table spoons, value 3l.; three tea-spoons, value 9s.; one marrow-spoon, value 10s.; two pair of sugar tongs, value 1l.; two salt-spoons, value 3s.; one soup-ladle, value 2l. 10s, and two sauce-ladles, value 1l. his property.

AARON MOSS . I live at No. 13, Union-court, Old Broad-street . I rent the whole house; the prisoner is quite a stranger to me.

ELIZA MOSS. I am the wife of Aaron Moss . I was at home on the 25th of April-the lower part of the house is a counting-house, we keep the rest of it. The articles stated in the indictment were taken from the room on the first-floor, out of the closet, which was not locked - I had seen them safe an hour before. I was in the kitchen, which is two stories under the first-floor, and heard some glass break, and ran up stairs. I heard the silver fall on the floor, and a cry of Stop thief! and found the prisoner in my daughter's custody - I had not been in the room for an hour before; the street-door is open all day - I do not know whether the room-door was closed, or not. We have no lodgers; my husband is a merchant. I stopped the prisoner myself - He turned round and asked me what was the matter, and said he had got none of my property; he fell down on his knees, and wanted me to let him go.

CAROLINE MOSS. I am the daughter of the last witness. I was in the two-pair-of-stairs room; I heard the glass break. I had been in the room a very short time before-the door was open. I came down stairs, and saw the prisoner coming out of the dining-room - He was quite a stranger to me. He said "how do you do?" and went down stairs; I followed him down to let him out, thinking it was some person come to my father. I did not suspect him. As he was going down I saw a spoon sticking out at his collar, which made me suspect him. I called out Stop thief! and pursued him, still calling out; he got out of the door - I only lost sight of him for a moment; I am quite sure he is the man whom I saw coming out of the room; he had two keys about him when he was stopped. My mother came; he was searched - I saw the articles stated in the indictment fall from him as he ran out; he let them fall on the mat-they were buttoned up in his coat. I am quite certain he is the man - He opened his coat, and they fell from him.

THOMAS FLEET . I am a constable. Miss Moss fetched me; I found the prisoner at the foot of the stairs of the house, with the silver laying on the mat before him. Miss Moss charged him with taking the silver. Turnpenny came and picked it up. I found nothing on him.

HENRY TURNPENNY. I am an officer. On the 25th of April I was fetched from the watch-house; I went to the house, and found the prisoner in custody - I picked up the plate; they charged him with stealing it. The last witness has spoken correctly.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was passing, and heard the cry of Stop thief! the young lady charged me with the robbery. I have been in his Majesty's service fourteen years,

and was severely wounded. I have a wife and small family in great distress, and have always endeavoured to support myself honestly. I was discharged from his Majesty's service in November.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 33.

Of stealing in the dwelling-house, but not of breaking and entering .

Recommended to Mercy.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-82

856. JOSEPH WETHERLEY was indicted for unlawfully uttering a counterfeit half-crown, he well knowing it to be false and counterfeit .

THOMAS COOPER. I am a pastry-cook, and live in Beech-street, Barbican. On the 6th of May , the prisoner came to my shop, and laid out 2d.; he gave me a bad half-crown. I called Wood into the shop, and asked him who he took it of - He said of a Jew-boy. I put a mark on the half-crown (looks at one)-that is it.

BARTHOLOMEW WOOD. I am a beadle. I took the prisoner; he said he took the half-crown of a Jew. I searched him and found he had no more, and let him go, and told him to send the Jew to me, and I would return the half-crown.

HOWELL GODDARD. I am a beadle. I was passing by Cooper's, and saw Wood let the prisoner go. I watched him round several streets into Tenter-street. He looked round to see if he was watched, and there joined a Jew; they talked together for three or four minutes - I lost sight of them for a short time; I then saw him again and followed him into Mr. Perkins's shop - He came out in a few minutes - I went in, and from what I heard there, I went after him, and told him he had passed a bad half-crown, and brought him back to the shop. I searched him, and found two good shillings and one sixpence on him, and a watch. I asked him where he got the bad half-crown from? he said he had it of a person for whom he took the watch out of pledge. I asked him where he lived? - he said he did not know, and what his name was, he could not tell. I told him it was the second time he had tried to pass bad money, and asked him where he got the one he passed in Beech-street; he said of a Jew. Perkins's man gave me the half-crown. As we were going to the Counter, he said he received it from a boy in Wentworth-street; I produce it.

JOHN GOODBURN. I am shopman to Mr. Perkins. On the 6th of May the prisoner came to our shop to redeem a watch; he gave me 15s. 6d. in silver, including the half-crown which I gave to Goddard. I am sure I gave him the same, as I had no other in the till.

MR. CHARLES EDWARD POWELL . I am in the employ of the Solicitor of the Mint. The half-crowns are both counterfeits, and resemble the half-crowns now in circulation.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not know that they were bad.

GUILTY Aged 17.

Confined Six Months , and to find Sureties for Six Months longer .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-83

857. RICHARD CARDWELL was indicted for obtaining goods under false pretences from Thomas Addison .

MR. THOMAS ADDISON. I am a linen-draper , and reside in Ludgate-street. On the 11th of April my shop-man delivered me a note (purporting to be an order from Mr. F. James, of Chesunt, who had formerly lived in Newgate-street, and had been a customer of mine), requesting me to send goods to the value of 7l. 4s. 8d. to him; I saw the prisoner about two hours after - I had then sent the goods to Mr. Treacher's in Paternoster-row, as the note directed, and they had been returned. The prisoner said he was surprised the goods had not been sent to Mr. Treacher's for Mr. James. I told him Mr. Treacher did not know Mr. James, and therefore they were returned. I told him I would not send them unless I had satifactory references that Mr. James sent the note. He mentioned several houses, and among others Messrs. Howell and Caesar, whom I knew. I told him to call at two o'clock, and if I found all was right he should have them; he said he would call before two, as he was going down by the coach, and could take them himself, as they would be too late for the carrier. He called about two o'clock, I went to inquire, and gave him the goods; I should not have let him had them if Messrs. Howell and Caesar had not thought it was a proper note from Mr. James. He represented himself as having them for Mr. James, and I thought it was Mr. James's hand-writing. On the 30th of April I saw him again, and had him apprehended. He said he had pledged the goods and sold the duplicate.

THOMAS WOODS. I am shopman to Mr. Addison. On the 11th of April the prisoner delivered the note to me. I took the goods to Mr. Treacher's and brought them back again. I saw the prisoner take the goods away with him.

FRANCIS JAMES . I live at Chesunt; the prisoner formerly lived servant with me, when I lived in Newgate-street. I did not write the note - I believe it is the prisoner's hand-writing. The goods never came into my possession.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in great distress.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-84

858. BARTHOLOMEW CUMMINGS was indicted for a fraud and misdemeanour .

WILLIAM COOKE. I am a linen-draper, and live in Cheapside; the prisoner was my porter , and used to pay the wharfage of goods.

GEORGE WILSON. I am clerk at Cotton's-wharf. On the 3d of May, the prisoner brought two trusses to the wharf, I entered them (reads) "Two trusses from Mr. Cooke;" 1s. 6d. was paid with them.

HAWES. I am clerk to Mr. Cooke. I sent the prisoner to Cotton's-wharf; he advanced the money, and I settled with him afterwards, every day. On the 3d of May he made a charge of 4s. 6d., as having been paid for these two trusses, and produced this ticket to me (read)."Two trusses, 4s. 6d." it is signed by J. Wilson. I paid him the 4s. 6d.

GEORGE WILSON . I gave him the ticket, I only wrote 1s. 6d. on it; the 1 is altered into a 4.

Prisoner's Defence. I paid 1s. 6d. and gave him the ticket.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-85

859. DANIEL COWLEY was indicted for obtaining goods under false pretences , from Arther Tight .

ARTHUR TIGHT. I am a Russia-mat dealer . On the 6th of May; the prisoner came to my house, and said he came from Wright and Co. of Thames-street, for four bundles of mats, they are customers of mine. I told my man to take two bundles, and the prisoner to take two more, which he did.

JAMES WRIGHT . I live in Thames-street, in partnership with William Wright; the prisoner has been in our employ, but left us; I gave him no authority to order the mats; we received two bundles on that day, with a bill of four bundles. We did not receive the other two.

Prisoner's Defence. I never mentioned any person's name.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Publicly Whipped , and Discharged.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-86

860. JAMES PERKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , one counterpane, value 4s. , the goods of George Ireland .

MARGARET STEPHENSON. I live in Hermitage-street . I hung the counterpane up to dry, and missed it in half an hour.

WILLIAM JUDGE. I am an officer. I met the prisoner in Butcher-row, with something under his arm, I asked him what it was; he said he was going to get it washed, and that he found it on the stones at the bridge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Whipped , and discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-87

861. JOHN PHARON was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , two handkerchiefs, value 2s. , the goods of Henry Owen .

HENRY OWEN. I am a mariner . On the 13th of May, about twelve o'clock at night, I was in Whitechapel - I was a little intoxicated; the prisoner was a watchman. I asked him to shew me a place to sleep in - He shewed me a room, looked the door, and went away. I went to bed, and when I awoke I found all my clothes gone, and a jacket in the room which did not belong to me. I found the door open when I awoke, I am sure he locked it and went away as soon as I got into bed. I was not senseless.

SOLOMON SOLOMAN. I am a headborough. I went to look after the prisoner - He lived in the workhouse; I gave information there, and they stopped him. The next day I charged him with the robbery, which he denied. I found nothing on him. Owen described the handkerchiefs to me - He saw them afterwards and claimed them; he gave me a jacket, which I knew to be the prisoner's. I have seen him wear it. I knew that the room where Owen slept belonged to the prisoner. He cohabited with a woman there, but she was in custody at the time of the robbery.

JOSEPH BORDER. I am gate-keeper to the workhouse of Whitechapel; the prisoner was a watchman, the officer desired me to stop him, which I did as he came in; I sent him up into the lobby, and told him he was suspected of robbing the sailor. I called an officer, who searched him, and brought him out; after he was gone I went into lobby, and found the two handkerchiefs under the sacking of a bed in the lobby. No person had been there but the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to).

Prisoner's Defence. I did not lock the door. I left him, and never went back.

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Confined Six Months , and Publicly Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-88

862. JAMES SUMMERS and JOHN BURROWS , were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , one ham, value 10s. , the goods of Joseph Goddard .

WILLIAM SMITH . I am a watchman. On the 14th of May, I was watching the prisoners, they were opposite Mr. Goddard's shop, Summers lifted the ham off the hook at the door, and both ran away. I heard Summers drop it, and Gay secured him.

JOHN GAY . I saw Summers take the ham - They both ran off. I secured them. I had watched them together for half an hour.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SUMMERS'S Defence. It is my first offence, and I beg for mercy.

SUMMERS- GUILTY . Aged 17.

BURROWS - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-89

863. JAMES JOHNSTON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , three loaves of bread, value 4s. 6d. , the goods of John Sweetland .

EDWARD APLIN . I am servant to Mr. Sweetland, who is a baker . On the 7th of May, my basket stood in the street while I went into a house, some person told me the loaves were taken, and I secured the prisoner with them in his hand - He was putting them into a bag.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Recommended to Mercy.

Confined Fourteen Days .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-90

864. JOHN SIDDONS BRITTON was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Robert Goodey , about seven in the forenoon of the 23d

of May (the said Robert Goodey, and other persons, in the said dwelling-house then being), and stealing therein thirty-eight screen sticks, value 1l. 5s. , the property of the said Robert Goodey.

ROBERT GOODEY . I am a carver and gilder , and live in Drury-court, in the parish of St. Mary-le-Strand . I live in the lower part of the house, the rest of it is let out in different tenements; the owner does not live in it-there are five different families living in the house, besides mine. On the 22d of May, when I went to bed, I left every thing locked up safe; I got up at eight o'clock next morning, found my windows broken, and the articles stated in the indictment taken out-my wife and two of my children were in the house at the time, and some of the lodgers. I went round to the shops and gave information. I lost thirty-eight screen sticks.

ELIZA JONES . My mother lives at No. 2, Drury-court. I was going on an errand at seven o'clock in the morning, and saw the prisoner, and another man, the prisoner put his hand in the glass and took the sticks - He put them under his coat, came out of the passage, and went away with them. I knocked at Mr. Goodey's back-parlour door, but no person answered; I then saw him cross over the road, go up Craven-place, come back, and stand at the corner of Craven-buildings. I am sure the prisoner is the man that I saw take them - I did not know him before.

GEORGE FIELDER. I am a gold-beater, and live in Greek-street, Soho. On Friday last, the 23d of May, about nine o'clock in the morning, the prosecutor gave me information that he had lost the articles stated in the indictment, and requested me to stop them if they were offered for sale. About eleven o'clock the prisoner called with some of them - He said he had those and a number more; wishing to get the whole in my possession, I told him if he brought all that he had I would buy them. In about half an hour he returned with the rest of them. I then told him I understood they were stolen, and should detain him; he appeared very willing to stop. I sent for the prosecutor. The constable came and took him into custody.

EDWARD LONGLEY. I was sent for and took the prisoner into custody; he said he found them in St. James's Park. (Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went out about half-past six o'clock, and found them tied up in a bundle in one of the seats in St. James's Park. I told Fielder how many there were. I stopped willingly till the prosecutor came.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-91

865. JAMES STEVENSON was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April . one tea-caddy, value 3s. , the goods of Thomas Fleetwood .

ELIZA ROLPH. I live near Mr. Fleetwood. I was at my door, and saw the prisoner take the caddy and put it under his apron-Fleetwood followed and took him.

THOMAS FLEETWOOD . I heard the caddy was taken, I run out and secured the prisoner, and took it from under his apron. (Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 44.

Confined Fourteen Days .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-92

866. SARAH POVEY was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , one pair of boots, value 3s.; one pillow, value 2s. 6d., and one night-gown, value 6d. , the goods of William Henry Lewis .

MARY LEWIS . I am the wife of William Henry Lewis , who is a cheesemonger , in Playhouse-yard, Whitecross-street . On the 21st of May, I heard some person come down stairs, soon after I had information, and traced the prisoner to a pawnbroker's shop, offering the things in pledge, and secured her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 43.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-93

867. WILLIAM PAYNE , EDWARD MORRIS , ROBERT BARBER , and JAMES MASON , were indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April , one set of bed-furniture, value 2l. 10s., and one window-curtain, value 6s. , the goods of Thomas Hill .

ELIZA HILL. I am the wife of Thomas Hill; we live in Type-street, Chiswell-street . On the 18th of April, the prisoner's, Barber, mother took a room in my house, and on the 23d my room was broken open, and the bed-furniture and a window-curtain taken away; in the evening I found the prisoners, Barber and Mason, on the stairs-Barber cried, and said it was not him but his elder brother who had broken the door open.

MARY ALLEN. On the 23d of April, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I went to speak to Mrs. Barber, and found Mr. Hill's door ajar; I knew he locked goods up there that they did not use, and I told Mrs. Hill of it. I went round to several shops, and found a curtain of the same pattern pledged at Sadler's. It was torn off the furniture.

STEPHEN DACE . I am an officer. I took the prisoners, Payne, Barber and Mason, into custody; Barber said it was his eldest brother that opened the door; he told me to take Morris, which I did - He said Payne pledged part of the things-Payne denied it. Barber said, "you know you pledged them at London-wall; "he then said he had pledged them at Purse's. I went there and found the property pledged in three different parcels.

WILLIAM MILL. I live with Mr. Purse, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in London-wall. I took the curtain in pledge from Payne, for 2s. - no person was with him; he gave the name of Morris.

JAMES HOWELL. I live with Mr. Fothergill, who is a pawnbroker in Aldersgate-street. I have a curtain pledged by Payne for 1s. 6d.

JOHN PEARSE . I am servant to Mr. Sadler, pawnbroker, Aldersgate-street. I have a curtain pledged on the 28th of April, by the prisoner Payne.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

PAYNE - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Confined One Month , and Whipped .

MORRIS- NOT GUILTY .

BARBER- NOT GUILTY .

MASON- NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-94

868 LEWIS LAZARUS and JAMES PERKINS , were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , eight brushes, value 2s. , the goods of Joseph Olney .

JOHN PATRICK. I saw the prisoner, Perkins, cut the string of the brushes, which hung at Mr. Olney's door, and Lazarus took them up. I followed them, and saw them bury the brushes in a dunghill. I then secured Lazarus, Perkins got away, but was taken afterwards.

THOMAS MOODY. I am an officer. I saw the prisoner, Perkins, running away, and am sure he is the man.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

LAZARUS - GUILTY . Aged 15.

PERKINS - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Confined One Month , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-95

869. JEREMIAH HARRIGAN was indicted for stealing on the 8th of May , four cups and four saucers, value 4s. 4d. , the goods of Thomas Palmer .

THOMAS PALMER . I keep an earthenware shop in Hackney-road . On the 8th of May, I saw the prisoner take the cups and saucers and put them into his pocket. I followed and secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Confined One Month , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-96

870. MARY FLAHARTY was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , eleven sheets, value 30s. , the goods of the overseers of the poor for the time being of the parish of St. Luke .

The Court ruled that the names of the overseers should be stated in the indictment.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-97

871. JOHN FRENCH was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , one mustard-pot, value 1s. 6d., and 3lbs. of pewter, value 1s. , the goods of Thomas Compton and Henry Compton .

BARNARD VANDERHAYDON. I am servant to T. and H. Compton, the prisoner also worked there. I saw him take a piece of pewter, put it into the flue, he then took it out, put it under his smock-frock, and go into the privy. I gave information, and it was found on him.

THOMAS HARDY. I saw the pewter and mustard-pot found on the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 52.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-98

872. JAMES DEMPSEY was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , 18s. 10d. , the monies of William Rowlands .

WILLIAM ROWLANDS . I was in a public-house, and got into conversation with the prisoner - He pleaded distress; we had four pints of beer together. The landlord could not give change for a 1l. note, the prisoner said he could get it changed - He went out but did not return. I found him at a house drinking, he took me to Dyot-street, there knocked me down, and ran off.

DAVID ROACH . I keep the public-house in Dyot-street; the prosecutor and prisoner came to me for change. I gave the prisoner change.

JOHN DRISCOL . I heard the alarm-the prosecutor gave the prisoner in charge. I found 13s. upon him.

Prisoner's Defence. It was not his money; he did not give me the note.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-99

873. MARY CANE was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , 18lbs. of beef, value 12s. , the goods of Sarah Dennis Goulding .

JOHN WAKEMAN . I am servant to Mrs. Goulding, who lives in Soho-square . On the 29th of April, soon after five o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner in the yard taking the beef of our hook, she saw me and let it fall. I secured her.

JANE ROBINSON. I am servant to Mrs. Goulding; the prisoner had been into the yard the day before to offer caps for sale; when she was taken she asked me to buy a broach which she took out of her bosom. We lost a leg of mutton the same day.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-100

874. MARY CASEY was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , one pillow, value 1s., and one broach, value 5s. , the goods of James Clark .

JAMES CLARK . I am a butcher , and live in King-street, Seven Dials ; the prisoner lodged with me. On the 9th of May I missed the pillow, and the Sunday following I missed the broach, and found them at Mr. Hedges's, in Drury-lane. Our door was always locked.

THOMAS HEDGES. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Drury-lane. I took the broach in pledge from the prisoner, on the 9th of May, with the pillow. I am sure she is the woman, I knew her very well.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found them in the yard.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-101

875. JOHN BROWN and THOMAS NORRIS were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , one pair of shoes, value 2s. , the goods of Christian W. Rossiter .

JOSEPH CADBY . I am a constable. On the 24th of April, I met the prisoners in Cow-cross, and asked them what they had got? they ran away. I secured Norris, and found the shoes under his coat; he said he found them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-102

876. MARY ADAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , two handkerchief, value 1s.; one shift, value 1s., and one bottle, value 3d. , the goods of Thomas Beswick .

MARGARET BESWICK . I am the wife of Thomas Beswick, we keep the Exeter Arms, in Burleigh-street, Strand ; the prisoner was our servant . I found the property in her box; from her conduct since I believe she is sometimes out of her mind.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-103

877. JOHN STERNE was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , 10lbs. of bacon, value 5s. , the goods of William Vaughan .

SARAH VAUGHAN . I am the wife of William Vaugan; we keep a chandler's-shop in Summer-street . On the 29th of April, the bacon was taken out of the shop, between one and two o'clock.

JOHN THORTON. I am a baker. I met the prisoner in Hatton-wall, with the bacon under his arm, between one and two o'clock of the 29th of April, and stopped him, as I knew him before.

HANNAH WEST. I live opposite Mr. Vaughan. I saw the prisoner looking in at the window; he went in and brought the bacon out under his arm - I told Mr. Vaughan. He was taken in less than ten minutes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-104

878. WILLIAM REES was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , two live tame fowls, price 6s. , the goods of John Windsheffell .

JOHN WINDSHEFFELL . I am a cabinet-maker , and live in New Road, St. George's in the East . On the 25th of April, when I got up, I found my gate broken open, and missed my fowls, about seven o'clock in the morning; I also missed two pigeons and several hens. I found the pigeons and hens at Mr. Kemp's, and part of their eggs.

WILLIAM KEMP. I live in Road-side, Whitechapel. I deal in live poultry. On the 25th of April, about twelve o'clock in the forenoon, I bought the fowls of the prisoner. He left the eggs behind him; he called on me first, and brought them afterwards.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them in the street.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-105

879. WILLIAM MYERS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , one coat, value 5s. , the goods of Charles Frederick Horn .

SOPHIA HORN. I am the daughter of Charles Frederick Horn, we live in Judd-street, Manchester-square . On the evening of the 12th of May, a man brought a fictitious note to the door, for my father. I left him in the passage while I went into the parlour, and when I returned he was gone with the coat. I will not swear that it was the prisoner.

JOHN BLACKMORE. I am a watchman. I heard the cry of Stop thief! I met a girl who described the prisoner to me. I was directed into a public-house, and found the prisoner in the privy quite out of breath. At four o'clock in the morning I found the coat thrown over into a field in the way the prisoner had ran.

JAMES FURZE . At nine o'clock I was lighting the lamps - I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner come by me with the coat under his arm; I caught hold of his coat, and fell down. I described him to the watchman. I am sure he is the man.

Prisoner's Defence. They have sworn falsely.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-106

880. HENRY MARSH was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , 54 pieces of ribbon, value 10l. , the goods of Edward Watson .

JOHN BURDETT . I am agent to Mr. Watson, who is a ribbon-manufacturer , at Coventry; he has a warehouse in Wood-street . On the night of the 9th of May, the warehouse was broken open, and all the ribbons stolen, amounting to about 300l. On the 15th of May, I went with the officer, and found part of them at the prisoner's house, at Bethnal-green.

SAMUEL MILLER. I am an officer. I went to the prisoner's house with a search-warrant, and found the ribbons in the shop-drawer - He keeps a haberdasher's shop in Bethnal-green-road. The prisoner came in soon afterwards. I asked him where they came from? he said he did not know, but he supposed his wife had bought them.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I believe his wife manages the shop; they were not concealed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. My wife manages the business; she says she bought them of a hawker. If the officer had come a little later they would have been hung in the window.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-107

881. THOMAS JOHN MANTON HURCUMB was indicted for bigamy .

The prosecutrix not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-108

882. JOSEPH HARDING was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , four window-sashes, value 24s. , the goods of Edward Bumford and John Bumford .

EDWARD BUMFORD. The sashes were affixed to the building.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-109

883. WILLIAM CARR was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , one lock, value 1s., and five window-sashes, value 30s. , the goods of Edward Bumford and John Bumford .

EDWARD BUMFORD. These sashes and locks were also affixed to the building.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-110

884. ABRAHAM FOWLER was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , one watch, value 5l.; one piece of rib

bon, value 1d.; one seal, value 6d.; and one key, value 2d., the goods of Richard Hudd , from his person .

RICHARD HUDD. On the 1st of May, about eight o'clock in the evening, I was at the Ship public-house, in Bacon-street ; my watch was then safe. As soon as I got to the door, I put my hand out to keep myself up, as the crowd was so great, and I soon after missed my watch.

RICHARD CAREY . I am a weaver. I was opposite the public-house, and saw Hudd there. As he was going into the house, the prisoner put his hand into his pocket and drew his watch out. I saw him give it to one of his companions. I went for an officer - I did not cry out Stop thief! nor lay hold of him. On the 2d. of May I saw him again; I did not then take him. I told Thompson of it - He did not take him. The next day he was there again, and Dalton took him.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I only took the prisoner on this charge - I pointed seven others out on another charge. I did not say I would not appear against him for a 1l. note. His father got me intoxicated, and asked me to sign my name to a 1l. note. I took Fenton up for receiving the watch - He was acquitted.

EBENEZER DALTON. I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody, at the Ship, in Bacon-street - He surrendered quietly.

Cross-examined. I took seven up in all, by Carey and Duncomb's orders. Two were discharged, and five acquitted here the other day.

Prisoner's Defence. Carey swore that another man took the watch.

CAREY re-examined. I have charged the prisoner with two robberies-the other was for robbing Mr. Clarke.

ELIZA SWAIN. I keep the sign of the Box-tree, in Gravel-lane, Houndsditch. The witness, Carey, was at my house last Friday night-the prisoner's father was there. Carey was sober (looks at a 1l. note) - He gave me this note, and said "keep this; and when Fowler's son comes out of prison you are to give it to me." He put his name on it.

THOMAS THOMPSON. I am an officer. I was employed at the Ship, public-house, to let the people in and out. Carey applied to me on the Friday night; he did not come to me on the Thursday - I was not there. He said, there was a gentleman had been robbed of his watch, and shewed the prisoner to me. I said I should know him. The next night he was taken. I did not think it proper to take him, as Carey could not tell me who the man was that had been robbed. NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-111

885. JAMES NORCOTT was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , one shirt, value 2s. , the goods of Thomas Pooley .

THOMAS POOLEY. I live at the White Lion, at Finchley ; the prisoner lodged in the next room to me. I missed my shirt on the 3d of May, and saw it on the 7th of May on the prisoner's back.

JOHN ELLIOT. I am a patrol. I took the prisoner at Whetstone, and found the shirt on his back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-112

886. BARNEY BRICKMAN and JOHN DALTON , were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , one fiddle and stick, value 21s. , the goods of Alexander Gordon .

ALEXANDER GORDON. I am a waiter at the Blue Anchor, East Smithfield. On the 20th of May, I saw a soldier take the stick down and take it out. I will not swear that it was Brickman. I found them at a pawnbroker's.

WILLIAM SMITH. I am a servant to Mr. Watts, who is a pawnbroker, and lives at East Smithfield. On the 20th of May, about a quarter before eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner, Dalton, brought the fiddle to pledge. I asked him for the bow - He said he would fetch it. He left the fiddle, and Brickman brought the bow. I asked Dalton how he got it; he said Brickman sold it to him-and Brickman said he bought it in America, and sold it to Dalton.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BRICKMAN - GUILTY . Aged 39.

Confined Fourteen Days .

DALTON - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-113

887. THOMAS BALL and PETER PEARSON were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , one watch, value 2l. 10s.; one chain, value 1s.; and one key, value 6d., the goods of Samuel Hughes Hawkins , from his person .

SAMUEL HUGHES HAWKINS . I am a deputy warehouse-keeper at the London Docks, and live at Wapping. On the morning of the 25th of March, before day-light, I was returning home through the Commercial-road , where I had been drinking - I was intoxicated. My watch was safe at twelve o'clock, when I left my friend's house. I had two friends with me. At six o'clock, when I recovered, I found myself at my friend's house. I do not know what road I took.

THOMAS GEORGE . I am a watchman. A little before two o'clock in the morning of the 25th of March, I saw Hawkins, and two others with him, pass my box in Rosemary-lane - They were all intoxicated. My box is about twenty minutes' walk from the Commercial-road - They were going towards the city. The two prisoners were standing at the corner, just by my box - I am sure they are the men; I knew Pearson before; he had been over to me between twelve and one o'clock, and asked me to call his boy at half-past three o'clock. He went over to the corner, where he stood before-Ball was talking to him there. Soon after Ball came, and lit his pipe at my box. When the prosecutor and his two friends came by, they asked me the road to the London Docks-all of them were very drunk. I directed them, and they turned towards the Docks and went on. When they had got a few yards from me, Hawkins fell down, and the prisoners left the corner as if to assist him. Hearing a noise, I got out of my box, and saw both of them with the three gentlemen; I got up to them. Ball was stooping to help Hawkins up; I stooped to help him myself; and as I lifted him up, I saw Ball with his hand in his waistcoat pocket. He then put his hand down to his breeches-pocket - I saw him pull his watch out - I saw the seals and ribbon hanging in his hand. Hawkins was leaning on my arm. Pear

son was behind Ball-whether Ball gave him the watch, or not, I cannot say. I immediately seized Ball by the breast, and said, "You have robbed the man of his watch and all that he had!" He made a bounce, and got from me. I ran after him with the cry of Stop thief! He ran down Cartwright-street, and turned into a passage which had no thoroughfare; he got out, but I secured him before he got out of my sight; nothing was found on him. I am sure I saw him pull the watch out. I secured Pearson between two and three o'clock that morning at his house. He denied the charge. Ball got away from me, and on the 12th of May I saw him at Lambeth-street Office, and am sure he is the man. I took Pearson to the watchhouse; the gentlemen were not able to give charge of him, and he was discharged by the keeper - He was afterwards apprehended.

THOMAS FARRELL. I am a watchman. I was in Cartwright-street and heard the alarm between two and three o'clock. I ran up, and found Ball in George's custody - He was taken to the watch-house, and escaped from me. We took Pearson at his house, and the watch-house-keeper let him go. I am positive he is the man.

EBENEZER DALTON . I apprehended Pearson on the 10th of May.

SAMUEL MILLER . I am an officer. I apprehended Ball on another charge.

BALL'S Defence. I have witnesses to prove I was at home that night.

PEARSON'S Defence. I stood off the pavement-Ball was with me, and did not go near him. George pointed Ball out to Farrell at the second hearing, saying, "Mind that is Ball."

THOMAS GEORGE. I did not point out either of them to Farrell.

THOMAS FARRELL. He did not point out either of them to me.

SUSAN JOSEPH. I live with Mrs. Francis, at Butcher-row, East Smithfield. Ball lodged in the same house. On the 24th of March, he came home between nine and ten o'clock, quite intoxicated; he sat down a little while in Mrs. Francis's shop, and afterwards said he wanted to go to bed. Mrs. Francis asked me to light him up stairs, which I did - He went to bed-this was a little before ten o'clock-the house was open till about twelve o'clock that night. Mrs. Francis has several lodgers sometimes. The street door was shut. She stays up till twelve or one o'clock.

Court. Q. What time was the house shut up that night - A. It had struck twelve o'clock-it is generally shut at that time; the outer door of the house was open till twelve o'clock-it was shut at eight o'clock, and the shop shut.

Q. Was it shut when the prisoner came in - A. It was shut from the time that the prisoner went to bed till twelve o'clock. I was sitting in the kitchen with Mrs. Francis.

Q. What time did he come home the next night - A. I do not know. On the Monday night (the 24th), he said, he had some business at his sister's, and told us he was to go again on the 27th - He shewed me a printed paper, as also Mrs. Francis, that she might see he had to go to his sister, at Islington, on the 27th.

Q. How came he to shew it to you when he was tipsy - A. He pulled it out of his pocket, and said, he had a paper, and was to go, on the 27th, at eleven o'clock in the morning. On the Monday morning, he went out at nine o'clock, and said he was going to his sister on business.

Q. When did you first hear that it was of consequence to know that he was at home on the 24th of March - A. He sent for me about a week ago - I was not intimate with him; I saw him in Newgate - He asked me when he went to his sister, and came home tipsy.

Q. How came you then to know the day of the mouth - A. I have heard the people say the robbery was done that night - I heard so two days ago.

Q. If you only heard it two days ago, how can you say, that when he sent for you a week ago, that you knew the 24th of March was material - A. Only because the paper said the 27th of March, which was Thursday, and I knew it was Monday that he came home tipsy.

Q. Whether that was Monday, the 24th of March, you cannot say - A. Yes, I am sure of it; I kept it in my memory - He told me that it was Monday he came home tipsy - I told Mrs. Francis, that it was Monday, the 24th of March, and asked her if she did not recollect it.

Q. On your oath, was he not taken up for stealing geese - A. Yes.

Q. Were there any geese found in your room - A. He asked me to let him leave them there - I washed for him.

SARAH FRANCIS. I live in Butcher-row. Mrs. Joseph is married-her husband is abroad - She does not take in washing, but washed for Ball. I let him in. On Monday, the 24th of March, about twenty minutes before ten o'clock-Mrs. Joseph was below at the time - He was then tipsy, and asked to go to bed - I asked Mrs. Joseph to light him up; he stood talking while she lighted the candle, and went up directly.

Q. Did he say where he had been, or on what business - A. No; I never heard him say any thing about his sister's business. I saw no paper - I am sure I never saw either printed or plain paper. Nothing was said about the 27th of March, nor did Joseph say any thing to me about the 27th of March. He was taken out of my house about troubling himself with a woman, and was afterwards taken about something in a back yard which joins our yard. I never heard what it was. I have seen him once, in Newgate, about a week ago.

Q. Who told you it was material to recollect the 24th of March - A. Nobody; I do not know that he was charged with doing any thing on that day.

BALL- GUILTY . Aged 44.

PEARSON - GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-114

888. MARY BUCKLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , one watch, value 20s.; one chain, value 1s.; two seals, value 1s.; and one key, value 1d., the goods of Isaac Mourton , from his person .

ISAAC MOURTON. I am a waiter at the York Coffee-house, in Pickett-street. On the 13th of May, about

twelve o'clock at night. I had just shut up, and was going to order some beer; the prisoner chucked me under the chin, and said," How do you do, my dear?" Just at this moment a man came up and knocked me down. As I was getting up, the prisoner drew my watch from my fob, and gave it to the man - I saw her give it to him; they bothran away. I pursued them towards Wych-street, and secured the prisoner about forty yards off. I never spoke to her, but have been in the habit of seeing her pass the house for the last two years.

JOHN BROWN. I took the prisoner into custody, but found nothing on her.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-115

889. JOHN ALLCOCK was indicted for stealing, one the 10th of May , one jacket, value 4s., and one pair of trowsers, value 4s. ; the goods of William Wales .

WILLIAM SMITH. I am a watchman. I saw the prisoner take the jacket and trowsers down from Mr. Wales's door, in St. John-street, and secured him - They hung inside the door.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Whipped and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-116

890. RICHARD WHEELER was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May , one pair of trowsers, value 5s. , the goods of Mary Nicholls .

WILLIAM NICHOLLS. My mother keeps a slop-shop . On the 19th of May, a man told me the trowsers were taken. I went out, the prisoner was stopped, and I took the trowsers from him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked them up.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-117

891. RICHARD WILSON and THOMAS MOREN , were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of May , one pair of breeches, value 5s. , the goods of John Smith .

HENRY PARRATT . I am shopman to Mr. Smith, who lives in Hyde-street. The breeches were taken from the prisoner.

BENJAMIN MORRIS . I am an officer. On the 9th of May, I was in Dyot-street, and saw the prisoner, Moren, take something from under his coat, and give it to Wilson, who ran into the public-house. I followed him, and asked him what the man had given him, and took the breeches from under his arm - He said he bought them at Rag-fair.

SAMUEL FURZEMAN . I secured Moren; he said he gave him no breeches.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILSON's Defence. I bought them at Rag-fair.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-118

892. JOHN HENRY FREDERICK VAN EGMONT was indicted for that he, on the 8th of May , with a certain weapon (to wit), a knife, which he in his right-hand had and held, in and upon Ann Briscoe , unlawfully, maliciously, and feloniously did make an assault with intent to commit a robbery upon her person, her goods and monies, and against her will, feloniously to steal .

ANN BRISCOE. I live in King-street, St. Giles's; I am employed to keep the board-room in the Stamp-office clean . On the 8th of May, I had some business to do there early. I was going down by Drury-lane Theatre , at half-past four o'clock in the morning, in my way to the office-the prisoner met me, and put his foot out and stopped me. He laid hold of my right shoulder, shook me, and said, "shew your property!" I cried out, and the watchmen came to my assistance. When they came, he said he would not let me go-the watchmen got me from him. I went a step from him, turned round, and saw a penknife open in his hand-the point stuck out. I was very much frightened, and told them of it. The prisoner did not ask for any money; he only said, "shew your property." I did not see the knife till I got from him - He laid hold of me as if he was out of his mind.

Prisoner. Q. Did you think that I meant to rob you, or that I took you for another woman - A. I thought he was out of his mind.

THOMAS PEARSON. I am a watchman. I was about four or five yards from them in Russell-street - I was at the corner of the street, and heard a woman scream. I turned round, and saw the prisoner holding her with his left hand, and a knife in his right - He held it up, and I seized it as he was putting it down on her. I said "let her go;" he said he would not, for he would stick it into her. I held him fast by the right wrist, when Clarke got the woman from him; he then turned round, and said "I will serve you the same." I sent Clarke with the woman, as she seemed frightened, and took the prisoner to the watchhouse, he still having the knife in his hand. As we went along, I told him he was a bad fellow for attempting to do such a thing; he said," I have been out all night, on purpose to stick it into somebody, and will now stick it into you," and made a stab at me. I seized him by the wrist, and told him I would knock his brains out, if he did not deliver the knife - He said," take it, then," and gave it to me; I carried him to the watch-house - He was quite sober. As we were going along he said," now you will take notice that I am perfectly sober."

Court. Q. When you first heard the cry he could see you - A. He could. He said he was sorry he had not done it, as it would bring something out. We asked him what he meant - He said he would explain that here.

Q. Why did you not take the knife out of his hand - A. I was afraid to lay hold of the blade. I did not like to open his hand.

RICHARD CLARKE. I am a watchman. On the 8th of May I was coming up Brydge's-street, and saw the prisoner take hold of the woman; she screamed out - I asked him what he was going to do with her. Pearson came up, and caught hold of his right arm, and I let loose his other arm from her throat. I saw the knife in his hand with the blade out - I did not see it till after the watchman caught hold of his arm; I was about five yards from them - I saw him all the while. Before the woman came he stood opposite to Russell-street, for some minutes; when she came by, he turned round all of a sudden - He was not looking

the way that she was coming; it was all done in a moment.

Prisoner. Q. When the other man laid hold of me, did you see me with the knife, stabbing it at her - A. No, I did not.

JOHN SWAIN. I am the constable of the night. On the 8th of May, about half-past four o'clock, Pearson brought the prisoner into the watch-house, charging him with attempting to stab a woman, himself, and the other watchman, with an open knife, at the corner of Russell-street. I asked the prisoner what he had to say? he said it was perfectly right. I asked him if the woman had been in company with him, or if he knew her? he said, No. I asked him what could induce him, with an open knife, to attempt to stab people? he said it would lead to a farther discovery, which he would explain before the magistrate. I thought he must be deranged. He said he had been walking about two or three hours, and intended it. He spoke broken English, and behaved very civil - He could not write his name, but gave me a letter which was directed to him from the War-office.

Prisoner's Defence. I had supped with some friends, and not being well, my liquor had effect upon me. When I got home, I had some words with my landlady; I went out again, and a woman laid hold of me, wanting me to go with her - I gave her a 3s. piece, and she ran away. I followed her, but lost her, and took this woman for her. I took hold of her, saying, "shew me my property." I put the knife into my pocket, and afterwards gave it to them. I have been eleven years in his Majesty's service with respectability.

PEARSON. He never had the knife out of his hand.

CLARKE. His right hand hung down all the while, by his side.

JOHN DANIEL. I had supped with the prisoner that night, and left him between twelve and one o'clock - He was very much intoxicated. I went home with him - He had some words with his landlady, and went out again.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-119

893. WILLIAM GROVES was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , one waistcoat, value 2s.; one pair of braces, value 2s.; one wine-label, value 2s.; and 1 lb. of sugar, value 1s. , the goods of Thomas Metcalf , Esq.

THOMAS METCALF, ESQ. I live in Queen-street, Bloomsbury; the prisoner was my servant , and lived in the house. On the 16th of May, the prisoner had my plate in his custody, which was of considerable value. I went out, and returned home between eight and nine o'clock, and found he was not at home - He was the only man I had left at home in the care of the plate; he came home a little before ten o'clock - I had returned home quite unexpectedly. I told him the impropriety of his being out. About eleven o'clock, as I was getting into bed, Jane Atkinson came to my door. In consequence of what she said, I got up and went to the prisoner's bed-room, which was in the lower part of the house - I found his door locked, and told him to open it; he answered, that he was getting into bed. I was kept at the door sometime, and insisted on his opening it, which he did. He had his coat off, and the rest of his things loose. I told him I understood there was somebody in the house; he said," how could you suspect any such thing?" I said I would satisfy myself. I searched his room. I made him follow me, and looked round the rooms, and was going up stairs quite satisfied. I met my wife and Atkinson on the stairs, and told them to go to bed. My wife was not satisfied, and made some observations. The prisoner said," do you possibly suspect me of intending to rob you?" - She said" I do not know that I suspect you, but am sure, from what Atkinson says, that there is some person concealed in the house." I said I would make another search to satisfy her. The first place I went to was a closet in the prisoner's room, which was close by the door-way, and which I had omitted to search before. I opened the door, and there found a black negro. I retreated back a few paces - He came forward, and I presented my pistol to him. He said," for God's sake, sir, do not fire." The prisoner also put his hand up, and said"pray do not fire!" and I think he said he could explain it. The black man then made for the door; I got entangled between the prisoner and the bed, and he escaped. The prisoner then said, he hoped I would he merciful to him, and nothing of the kind should happen again. I called the watch, and gave him in charge. I desired the constable to ask him for the key of his box - He gave it to me; we opened his boxes, and found the articles stated in the indictment, and some bottles of wine, with the seals cut off the top; he had a key of my celler - I suspect the wine to be mine.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I never gave him the waistcoat to get mended-it was quite new.

JANE ATKINSON. I am servant to Mr. Metcalf. On the 16th of May, about ten o'clock at night, the bell rang - I went to the door, and a black man asked for the prisoner; I told him he was with my master, but I would let him know when he returned. I shut the door, and he waited outside. When the prisoner came into the kitchen, I told him a black man wished to see him, and that if he must see him, he had better speak to him through the area-gate, as I thought my master would not like to hear any person going about the house at that improper time of night. He said it was very late, and returned to the drawing-room to my master. When he came down again, I asked him if the black man was gone, and what he wanted? he said, he was gone, and that he only wanted a direction that he had for him. I stopped in the kitchen a little while, and went up stairs to go to bed. I went into the drawing-room, to see if the fire was safe, and as I came out, I heard a gentle ring at the street - door. Expecting the prisoner to come up to answer the street - door, I leaned over the banisters till he came. He did not come up stairs, but I heard him open the kitchen door, which leads into the front area (it was barred before). I heard him unbar it, and shut it immediately. I was convinced that he had not time to speak to any person if they had wanted any thing. I felt curious to know what it could be, suspecting something, I took my light up stairs and left it there, and returned down stairs in the dark. I went to the top of the kitchen stairs and listened, and was quite certain that I heard another voice talking, as well as the prisoner's, in his room. I went up to my master, and told him what I had observed. He went down without me, and I heard my master tell the prisoner of the ring at the bell. The

prisoner said it was Edward (a man who had been employed there) gone out. I then called out that it was not so, and he did not contradict me - I knew Edward had been gone sometime before. The second time that my master went down I went with him, and saw the negro; I opened the street-door and let him out, fearing that my master would shoot him.

JAMES DUNHAM. I am a constable. On the 16th of May, the prisoner was given into my charge - He gave me the key of his box. I opened it, with Mr. Metcalf, and found the articles stated in the indictment in his boxes - I borke one box open. I searched him - He gave me a bottle label out of his pocket, and said he had taken it to be mended.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The black man called upon me for some money that I owed him; while I was talking to him, I heard some person coming down stairs, which alarmed me, and I, imprudently, instead of explaining it, denied that he was there. I placed the property where it was found for safety. GUILTY . Aged 36.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-120

894. JOHN SWEENY was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , 27lbs. of lead, value 6s. , the goods of John Henry Wackerbarth .

JOSEPH COLLING . I am clerk to Mr. John Henry Wackerbarth , who is a sugar-refiner , in Parsons-street, Wellclose-square . On the 25th April, I was in the counting-house, and saw the prisoner going out of the yard between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning. Mr. Wackerbarth said he suspected him as he walked very stiff, upon which I ran out at another door, and met him by the gate. I took him into the counting-house, and sent for an officer, who found the lead, part of it in his breeches, and part up to his breast, wrapped round him - He is a bricklayer's labourer, and was at work on the premises. He said he got it out of the cart-shed. I searched the cart-shed, and found about 14lbs. more concealed among the straw. He said it was the first offence, and hoped we would forgive him.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. The lead had been removed out of the sugar-house-it was not fixed.

HENRY TODD . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody, and found the lead inside his waistcoat and breeches.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-121

895. WILLIAM SHAW was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , two rolls of paper, value 12s. , the goods of Thomas Coad and John Adams .

THOMAS COAD . I am a paper-hanger , in partnership with John Adams. We live in the Strand . On the evening of the 12th of May, about seven o'clock, I was about seventy feet from the shop-door, and saw the prisoner going out with two rolls of paper under his arm. I did not see him come in. I pursued him, raising the cry of stop thief! he ran towards the Adelphi - I was about twenty feet from him, and saw him throw the paper down in Durham-street, he made several turnings, and at last ran down George-street-the gate being shut,I secured him. I never lost sight of him-his face was bleeding; he said, "but you had no right to strike me."

WILLIAM TOMS. I saw the prisoner drop the paper in Durham-street, and picked it up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN HUTCHENCE. I was walking in the street, and heard the alarm-the prisoner rushed up against me, I struck him with my stick to keep him from running against me. GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-122

896. JAMES ROBERTSON was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , one handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of William Hesketh Lee , from his person .

WILLIAM HESKETH LEE. On the 5th of May, I was passing down the Strand , with two ladies, the prisoner pushed behind one of them, I thought he was going to take her ridicule; I fixed my eye upon him, and observed him put his hand into my pocket. and take my handkerchief out - He ran down a court, I followed, calling out stop thief - A man stopped him. I had seen him throw the handkerchief away as I was pursuing him - He said,"there is your handkerchief." I am sure I saw him take it. I never lost sight of him.

WILLIAM GRANT. I saw the prisoner running, and stopped him, hearing the cry.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-123

897. JOHN RICHARDSON was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May , one tea-kettle, value 1s. 6d., and three pairs of boots, value 10s. , the goods of Daniel Cole .

DANIEL COLE . I am a shoemaker , and live in Round-court, Strand . On the 18th of May, I was called up at four o'clock in the morning, and found my shutters broken open, and the property gone.

HENRY OSBORN . I am a watchman. On the 18th of May, about four o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner in Round-court, with a bundle in his hand; I asked him what it was, he ran away - I gave the alarm, and he was stopped. I saw him throw the things down. I am sure he is the man. (Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found them.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-124

898. EDWARD RINGER was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May , one ham, value 5s. , the goods of Matthew Woods .

JAMES CRAWFORD . I am shopman to Mr. Woods, who is a cheesemonger , and lives in Carnaby-market. A boy informed me the ham was taken - I went out and found the prisoner in Poland-street, and secured him with the ham under his arm, wrapped up in a cloth.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Confined One Month GUILTY . Aged 16.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-125

899. THOMAS PULLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , one jacket, value 1l. , the goods of William Johnson .

WILLIAM JOHNSON. I am a tailor , and live in York-street, Westminster . On the 26th of April, I saw the prisoner take the jacket from the door. He was secured.

EDWARD GREEN. I was passing the door about eleven o'clock, and saw the prisoner with the jacket under his arm. I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-126

900. MARY O'HARA was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , one bolster, value 6s., and two blankets, value 4s., the goods of Robert Wood , in a lodging-room .

MARY WOOD. I am the wife of Robert Wood , we live in Flower-street, Spitalfields . On the 5th of May, I let the prisoner a room, at 4s. per week, the next morning she went out with some things - I did not think it was my property; I went up stairs the next day, and found her, and my property, gone.

JOHN PARKER. I am a headborough. On the 9th of May I took the prisoner into custody, and asked her what she had done with the things, she said she had pledged them. I found the duplicate of a blanket upon her. She said she had sold the bolster to Solomons; and that she had pledged one blanket for 2s., and sold Solomons the duplicate.

JOHN VAUGHAN. I am a pawnbroker. I have a blanket, pledged at my house on the 6th of May, I believe, by the prisoner. The duplicate found on her is mine.

SOLOMON JOSEPH . I bought the bolster and blanket of the prisoner, for 4s.

CATHERINE JOSEPH. The prisoner came to me to offer a bed for sale, I sent my husband (the last witness), to look at it; the next day she sold us the bolster and the blanket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-127

901. WILLIAM MATTHEWS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , one bushel of chaff, oats, and beans (mixed), value 5s. , the goods of Thomas Newman .

THOMAS NEWMAN. I keep the Green Man , at Barnet; the prisoner was my carter . I suspected him, and told the patrol to watch him.

FREDERICK PROPSTRING. I am a patrol. On the 26th of April, about four o'clock in the morning, I went to Mr. Newman's back premises, and saw the prisoner with a sack on his back; I followed him to the Black Horse public-house, which is about two hundred yards off; he went on one side of the pond on the common, and I on the other - I there secured him, and asked him what he had got; he said it was corn to take to his house, and he hoped I would forgive him. I secured him, and took him to Dawkins - He begged of us to forgive him, as it was the first time he had robbed his master. We desired him to take the corn to where he got it from; he took it back to Mr. Newman's yard. I gave him in charge.

NICHOLAS DAWKINS. I am a patrol. On the 26th of April, the prisoner was brought to me, he said he took the corn out of his master's stables. I told him to take it back, which he did, and put it in the binn; he said it was the first time he had robbed his master, and begged forgiveness,

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-128

902. WILLIAM MOORE and MARY ANN PECK , were indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , one watch, value 1l. 15s.; four seals, value 14s.; one key, value 1s., and one chain, value 1s, the goods of Francis Hadnum , from his person .

FRANCIS HADNUM. I am a clerk . On the 1st of May, about one o'clock in the evening, I was in Whitechapel , and stopped at the corner of a gateway for a necessary purpose, and four or women surrounded me, when I got home I missed my watch, and supposed they must have taken it, I had not been with any of them; the next morning I gave information at the pawnbrokers, and requested them to stop it if it was offered.

JOHN VAUGHAN. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Whitechapel. On the 2d of May, I received information of the robbery, and in about half an hour after the prisoner, Peck, brought the watch to pledge - She wanted 25s. upon it. I asked her who it belonged to; she said it belonged to her man, who was at her room, and if I did not make haste and serve her, he would soon be there after her. I gave her in charge, and sent to the prosecutor.

JOHN GRIFFITHS . I am an officer, and took the prisoner in charge; when the prosecutor came, he claimed the watch, but missed one seal from it; I asked her where it was? she asked me to go home with her - I went and found the other prisoner in the room; she said," Bill, give me that seal." He took a box off the shelf, and gave it to me. I secured him also.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

PECK's Defence. The gentleman was in liquor, and in my room.

M.A. PECK - GUILTY . Aged 41.

Confined Six Months .

MOORE- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-129

903. HENRY MINIFIE was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , one basket, value 5s.; one barrow, value 10s.; three sacks, value 3s., and nine loaves of bread, value 9s. , the goods of John Dix .

JOHN DIX . I am a baker , and live in Crawford-street. I left my basket and barrow in Northumberland-street , while I went into a house, at half-past nine o'clock in the morning, when I came out it was gone. I found it again between one and two o'clock, at St. Pancras watchhouse.

EDWARD LOWE. On the 13th of May, about eleven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner passed my door with

a sack on his back, with somthing in it, which I took to be bread, I was going to stop him, when a Jew came up, and said he saw him fill the sack with loaves, from a barrow in Howland-mews. I followed him, and stopped him in Foley-street, and insisted on his taking the sack back to where he got it from; when he got to the place a great mob assembled, and endeavoured to rescue him. I detained him, and kept him there for sometime, thinking the man would come back, and then took him to the watchhouse, with great difficulty. At twelve o'clock I found the property belonged to Dix.

HENRY HOWARD. I took the prisoner into custody; he said a man told him he might take as many as he liked.

(Sacks sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man said I might have them.

GUILTY . Aged 49.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-130

904. HOWARD LEWIS was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , three silver spoons, value 7s. 6d. , the goods of James Faulkner .

THERESA SAMUEL . I live with James Faulker; he keeps the King of Denmark public-house . On the 2d of May we lost the spoons.

THOMAS BURLTON. I am a pawnbroker. On the 3d of May I bought the spoons of the prisoner, for 7s. 6d. I am sure he is the man.

ROBERT COOMBS. I received information that the spoons had been stolen, and found them at Burlton's, who said he bought them of the prisoner. I went to him, he said he bought the duplicate for 1s. 6d., redeemed them, and sold them to Burlton.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I took them out of pledge.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-131

905. HENRY LIPSCOMB was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , twenty-one live tame rabbits, price 10s.; one packet of seeds, value 1s. 6d.; one box, value 2s.; eleven marking-irons, value 10s.; 500 cauliflower-plants, value 10s., and 34lbs. of potatoes, value 1l. , the goods of John Druce , Esq.

FRANCIS LANGFIELD . I am gardiner to John Druce , Esq., who lives at Fulham . On the 1st of May, I left the garden and green-house quite secure, about seven o'clock in the evening. About six o'clock the next morning I found it plundered of the articles stated in the indictment, which were all safe the night before; I observed the foot marks of two different persons, one of them had nails in the sole of the foot. I was present when the prisoner's shoe was fitted to the marks-it tallied.

JAMES FARE. I am servant to Mr. Druce, and attended the rabbits. On the 2d of May, I missed twenty-one, and saw them again the same evening - They were a particular breed.

WILLIAM WESTCOAT . I am an officer. I went to the prisoner's house, in Fulham-fields, about half a mile from Mr. Druce's, and found the prisoner in the garden hocing-the moment he saw Welch, who was with me, he threw his hoe down, and ran off towards the back of the house. I secured him, and asked him why he ran away? he said he was going to the fair; we searched the house, and found eleven rabbits-there were more, but we could not catch them; we found the seeds in the house. When Welch was taking them down, the prisoner said," there is nothing there belonging to you." We found about 400 cauliflower-plants concealed under some rubbish in the garden, and some flowers; the rest of the things were concealed about the garden. The next day we went to Mr. Druce's to look at the foot-marks, and the print of nails in the sole of the shoe. I took the prisoner's shoe and compared it, it exactly fitted.

Cross-examined. The prisoner's father, who lived in the house, has absconded. I did not count thenails in the shoe.

RICHARD WESTBROOK . I am an officer, and was with the last witness, on the 2d of May, at the prisoner's father's house, and saw the prisoner hoeing, he ran off - We secured him; he said he was going to the fair. Brookgreen fair was held at that time. We found the things as Westcoat as described. The next morning I compared the prisoner's shoe with the foot-marks where the cauliflowers had been taken from, it exactly corresponded with one set; there were some nails in the marks, and the nails in the shoe fitted them.

Cross-examined. I did not count the nails.

WILLIAM WELCH. I am a gardener. I went with the officers. The prisoner's father rents the house and land. The moment the prisoner saw me he ran off. I saw the things found as described.

Cross-examined. His father lives in the house - I did not know that the prisoner lived there.

EDMUND PAVNTER. I am a gardener, and live at Fulham. I knew the prisoner lived with his father. I have been in his garden - He has no means of raising young potatoes at this early season.

Cross-examined. I see the ground every day; the potatoes could not be raised in natural ground.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-132

906. HENRY LIPSCOMB was again indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , seventy-four green-house plants, value 1l. 17s.; fourteen carnations, value 7s.; twenty-four tulip-roots, value 2s.; thirty pinks, value 2s.; two watering-pots, value 8s.; three spades, value 4s.; two hoes, value 1s.; one rake, value 1s.; one asparagus knife, value 9d.; one box, value 2s.; thirtyfour packets of seeds, value 17s.; one bag, value 6d., and three bundles of twine, value 3s., the goods of John Brown , Esq. ; one cloth, value 1l.; one bill-hook, value 2s.; three hoes, value 2s., and two brushes, value 9d. , the goods of William Welch .

EDMUND PAYNTER. My father is a market-gardener; I know the prisoner, he lives with his father; there is only a hedge between his ground and ours. On the 1st of May, I was looking over the hedge, and saw the prisoner digging a hole, when he had finished he got into

into the hole, lifted a deal box out, and a canvas cloth, he then filled the hole up, took the box and the cloth, and walked past his father, who was at work in the grounds, and carried them to the pig-sty, he then moved two sliding boards and put the box into the sty; his younger brother, who is about twelve years of age, was with him. His father could see him.

Cross-examined. His father must have seen him.

WILLIAM WELCH. I am gardener to Mr. Brown, who lives about half a mile from the prisoner's house. On the 29th of April, about five o'clock in the morning, when I came I found the gate broken open, and the articles stated in the indictment gone; on the 2d of May, I went with the officer, and saw the prisoner in the garden, as I stated before, and found part of the property concealed under the floor in the house, and the rest of the things in different parts-the seeds hung against the wall, and had my hand-writing on the papers. The prisoner said there was nothing there belonging to me, and that he had had the seeds more than three months. I found the mats in an empty well, and am quite sure they are my master's property.

WILLIAM WESTCOAT. I was present when the things were found.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170521-133

907. GEORGE HOOKER was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , one half-ounce weight of silver shavings, value 2s. , the goods of William Turner , John Turner , and John Hornblow Turner .

JOHN TURNER . I am a silver refiner , in partnership with William and John Hornblow Turner; we live in Barbican, the prisoner was our servant . On the 3d of May, I went to his house, in Long-alley, with the Officer, as I suspected him-the officer found some silver shavings in his box, which are our property; he had been shaving two bars that day, which weighed 88lbs. I always weigh it before I give it out - I had missed more than this on that day.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. Q. Are they all the same sort of shavings that he had been working on - A. We never take men in our employ if they work for themselves. I had missed double the quantity that I found; when his box was opened, he said he did not know it was there. He said he did not know that he had any silver in his possession.

JOHN HUTT . I am an officer. I searched his box, and found the silver.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saved them from some I had bought.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-134

398. WILLIAM KING was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of March , one trunk, value 12s. , the goods of Francis Weedon .

THOMAS JENKINS . I am shopman to Mr. Weedon, who is a trunk-maker , in Oxford-street . On the 11th of March I missed the trunk from the door-the rope that fastened it was cut.

JOHN MACDONALD. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Great Portland-street. On the 11th of March I took the trunk in pledge of the prisoner, for 15s. I am sure he is the man.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 73.

Confined Two Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-135

309. WILLIAM KELLY was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , two coats, value 4l., and one mantle, value 1l. , the goods of Thomas Bent .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-136

310. SARAH HUTTON was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , one lamp, value 8s., and one stand, value 1s. , the goods of John Edgar .

JOHN EDGAR . I am a publican , and live in King-street, Seven Dials; I suspected the prisoner, and gave the watchman orders to watch her.

JOHN SKEFFINGTON. I am a watchman. On the 24th of April I had orders to watch the prisoner, and stopped her between five and six o'clock in the morning, with two bundles under her arm; I asked her what was in them? she said, "nothing but what is my own." I found the lamp and stand in one of them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-137

311. MICHAEL HOLLINGSWORTH was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , one copper pan, value 10s. , the goods of Ann Dubois .

ANN DUBOIS . I am a broker , and live at Chelsea . On the 25th of April, between eleven and twelve o'clock, I lost the pan from inside my shop.

CHARLOTTE HOWIS. I live next door to Mrs. Dubois. I saw a man take the pan and put it in his basket. There were three of them together. I gave the alarm.

THOMAS HIGGINS. I am servant to Mrs. Dubois. I secured the prisoner, with the pan in his basket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-138

312. THOMAS HEWITT was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , one wheelbarrow, value 6s. , the goods of Thomas Godfrey .

MARY TEMPLE . On the 27th of April, I was going by the prosecutor's door at Poplar , and saw the prisoner take the barrow and put it on his shoulder. I am sure he is the man.

JOHN WRIGHT. I saw the prisoner with the barrow on his shoulder-the wheel was off.

ROBERT SHERMAN . I took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to).

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-139

313. BENJAMIN HUGHES was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , one cage, value 1s. , the goods of George Parker .

GEORGE PARKER. I live in Kingsland-road . I missed my cage out of my shop on the 14th of May.

WILLIAM SHEPHERD. I live in Old-street. On the 14th of May, the prisoner brought the cage to my shop; I bought it of him for 1s. I am sure he is the boy.

ROBERT KING. I took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Whipped , and discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-140

314. JOHN HALLETT was indicted for embezzlement .

JOHN HILLWARD . I am a dyer , and live at Hackney; the prisoner was my servant . On the 10th of May , I sent him out to collect some bills.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. When he came home, he said the money had been taken from him: which was, very probably, the case.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-141

315. JOHN HOOPER and HENRY EDWARDS were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , twenty one yards of floor-cloth, value 4l. , the goods of John Harvey and Jasper Knight ; and HENRY ABRAHAMS was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing it to have been stolen .

LEWIS LEWIS. I am an officer. On Sunday morning, the 4th of May, I was in Crown-street, - the prisoner, Edwards, keeps an old iron shop there; I saw the prisoners, Hooper and Edwards, with a piece of floor-cloth; having been in that trade myself I noticed it, and by the mark on it, I knew it to be Messrs. Harvey and Knight's manufacture. I followed them about five minutes, they went to Abrahams's house, the door was immediately shut, and I went away to Mr. Harvey's; the next day I got a search-warrant, went to Abrahams's, and found the same floor-cloth by his bedside, in a sack; he came home in about an hour, and Limbrick asked him how he came by it? he said he did not know how it came there. It had no sack on it when I saw the prisoners, Hooper and Edwards, with it.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. His bedroom is on the same floor as the shop. I saw his cart in St. Giles's between one and two o'clock, on the Sunday. Edwards carried the floor-cloth, and Hooper was with him. I am sure they are the two men. Abrahams was not in the cart when I saw it. There are only two rooms in Abrahams's house.

RICHARD LIMBRICK. I was with Lewis, and found the cloth by the bedside.

JASPER KNIGHT. I am a floor-cloth manufacturer, in partnership with John Harvey. Lewis came to me, and I missed the cloth. Edwards had been in my service.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

HOOPER'S Defence. I found it in Britannia-row - A man told me I could sell in Crown-street. I took it there, and sold it. A woman came to the door, and said the man was not at home, but that I might leave it till he came; the next day I went there, and she said her husband was taken up for it. I told her I would go to the office and say I had found it. I went, and as I was coming back I was also taken.

ABRAHAM'S Defence. I was in Whitechapel that morning. My wife said nothing to me about it.

RACHAEL ABRAHAMS . I am the prisoner, Abrahams's, mother, and live in Harrison-street, Whitechapel. On Sunday morning, about nine o'clock, he came to my house, and left it about half-past nine. I heard him say he was going to fetch some glass.

WILLIAM Wells. I am servant to Abrahams. On Sunday morning he left home about half-past eight o'clock, with the horse and cart - I was with him. We went to Mrs. Abraham's, and was there at nine o'clock. We went to Chelsea with some glass. We went through Crown-street in ourway there, but did not call at home; we passed the house about half-past ten o'clock, and we got home about twelve. Abrahams was with me all the time.

Cross-examined by MR. WALFORD. We went strait from Mrs. Abrahams's to Chelsea with some glass - We got the glass from Mrs. Abrahams.

HOOPER - GUILTY . Aged 20.

EDWARDS - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

ABRAHAMS - GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-142

316. FELIX GIBBON and JAMES HOFFMAN were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , 50lbs. of sugar, value 2l. 10s. , the goods of Henry Trollop and Joseph James .

HENRY TROLLOP . I am a sugar-refiner , in partnership with Joseph James - We live in New-road, St.George's in the East.

WILLIAM TAYLOR . I am a patrol. On the 9th of May, about three o'clock in the morning, I saw a person knocking at a door in Phillip-street - he seemed very much agitated, and repeated his knocks and called out. Before I got up to him, he had got in; he had a bundle with him. I suspected all was not right. I listened, and heard a man and a woman talking. I stopped for a few minutes, and heard the street-door open and shut, and looked round and saw a man come from the door, and go towards Thomas-street. He met another man - They both returned talking together. When they came within about twelve

yards of me, I went up to them, and asked them what they had got? Hoffman was one of them and Gibbon, the other, had a bundle under his arm. He said he was going on board a ship, and that he had loaves. I seized him and said, "they are loaves of sugar." I secured him, and Gibbon got away. I do not know who the man was that went into the house.

RICHARD FREEMAN . I am servant to Mr. Trollop. On the 8th of April last, I lent the prisoner, Gibbon, the key of the gate for him to come to work at two o'clock in the morning, as they had a great deal to do.

FRANCIS JACKSON. I am an officer. About three o'clock in the morning of the 9th of April, the prisoner, Hoffman, was brought to the watch-house. I went to the house, in Phillip-street, and found four more loaves of sugar. I found the key of the gate of the premises on the prisoner, Hoffman, and about eight or nine o'clock I apprehended Gibbon.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

HOFFMAN'S Defence. I was hired to carry it.

HOFFMAN - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

GIBBON- NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-143

317. JAMES GRADY was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , four pounds of beef, value 2s. , the goods of Henry Joseph Hawes .

HENRY JOSEPH HAWES. I am a butcher , and live in the New-road, St. George's in the East . On the 9th of May, the beef was taken off the shop-board. I saw the prisoner go out of the shop with it; I secured him, and took it from under his jacket.

FRANCIS JACKSON . I took the prisoner into custody - He had no money about him.

Prisoner. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Confined Fourteen Days .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-144

318. PETER WARREN FITZER was indicted for stealing, on the 28th January , one firkin, value 9s. , the goods of John Truman Villebois , Henry Villebois , Sampson Hambury , Thomas Fowell Buxton , Thomas Butts Aveling , Thomas Malborough Poujon , and Robert Pryor .

HENRY PORTER. I am drayman to Messrs. Truman and Co. On the 28th of January, I was at the corner of Crispin-street, Spitalfields , with my dray, between six and seven o'clock in the evening, and missed a cask. I saw it at Mr. Gullen's in about two hours, with the marks all chipped out. Smallman told me where to find it.

ANN GULLEN. My husband is a cooper. On the 28th of January, two men brought a cask to our house to sell - I told them I would not buy it; they then asked to leave it there for a few minutes. I believe they both asked me to let them leave it.

JOHN SMALLMAN. On the 28th of January, I saw the prisoner with the firkin on his shoulder, in White's-row, Spitalfields; he took it into Gullen's shop. I went in with him, and afterwards told the drayman.

ANN GULLEN re-examined. What did the man do to the cask in your presence - A. I did not take notice.

Q.Did they not strike the marks out in your presence - A. I do not know - I believe he had a tool in his hand. I do not know the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS GARTON . I am an officer. When I took the prisoner, Mrs. Gullen said, she held the candle while the prisoner defaced it.

GUILTY Aged 17.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-145

319. CHARLES EDLESTON was indicted for stealing, on 22d of May , one handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of Edward Haynes , from his person .

EDWARD HAYNES. On the 22d of May, I was passing through the Court-yard of St. James's Palace ; there was a great crowd. I felt some person at my pocket - I turned round, and laid hold of the prisoner. I found my handkerchief sticking out of the flap of the prisoner's breeches, and gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-146

320. PHILIP DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , five loaves of bread, value 3s. 6d. , the goods of Thomas Reid .

ANDREW YOUNG. I am servant to Mr. Reid, who is a baker . On the 29th of April, I was in Russell-street , and missed five loaves. I found the prisoner in Brunswick-square, with five loaves in a bag.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-147

321. RICHARD BUTLER was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , one portmanteau, value 14s. , the goods of John Allen .

JOHN ALLEN. I am a trunk-maker , and live in the Strand, On the 14th of May, about six o'clock in the evening. I had information that the trunk was taken from the door, and I was directed to One Tun-court. I there secured the prisoner with it under his arm.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-148

322. PETER BUTCHERD was indicted for embezzement .

THOMAS CARD . I am a fishmonger , and live in Score-street, Bedford-square, the prisoner was my servant , and entrusted to receive money for me.

LEONARD WILLIAMS. I am cook to Mr. Buckle. On the 6th of April I paid the prisoner 1l. 2s. 9d., and took his receipt.

THOMAS CARD. The prisoner never accounted to me for the money, but said Mr. Buckle was out of town, and that he had not received it.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Frist Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-149

923. MARY ATKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of May , one table-cloth, value 2s., and one sheet, value 5s., the goods of Thomas Maycock , and one tablecloth, value 1s. , the goods of William Adie .

LYDIA MAYCOCK. I am a laundress. On the 22d of May, the things hung out of my window to dry. I heard somebody call out, and I missed them. I ran out, and overtook the prisoner with them-the door was open.

MARY ANN ADIE . I live with Mrs. Maycock. I saw the prisoner go out with the things under her arm.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-150

324. PHILIP WOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , 44lbs. of lead, value 3s., belonging to Benjamin George Hodges , and fixed to his dwelling-house .

EDWARD VALENTINE. I am groom to Benjamin George Hodges, who lives in Milbank-row . On the 30th of April, between five and six o'clock in the morning, I discovered that the lead had been taken from the roof of the scullery, with the water-pipe and bason - I had seen them safe two or three days before. I found it at Mr. Vidler's, and on comparing it with the place it exactly fitted.

JOHN DRAKE. I am servant to Mr. Vidler, who is a coach-smith. On the 30th of April, about five o'clock in the morning, I met the prisoner in a field behind Mr. Hodges's house, with three or four pieces of leaden pipe in his hand - He appeared to be coming from the back of the premises. I stopped him, and told him he was going the way to the gallows - He made me no answer - I knew him before. I let him go about his business. I found about thirty pounds of lead concealed under some timber in the field - He came from that way. I afterwards saw it fitted to the building-it exactly corresponded.

BENJAMIN CURTIS . I was with Drake, and met the prisoner with the pipe.

JOHN WAITHMAN. I am a bird-catcher. I was in the field, and saw the prisoner about six o'clock in the morning. He asked me if there had been any nose (if any person had said any thing), and if there would be any pull-(being taken up). I said, there had been some lead found under the timber - He went away.

WILLIAM GOODENOUGH. I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody about seven o'clock that morning. He said he found the lead, and that he must thieve, or do something else.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170521-151

925. THOMAS FRIEND was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , 30 rows of beads, value 10s. , the goods of William Haskins .

JOHN BROWN. I am servant to Mr. William Haskins, who is a jeweller , and lives in St. Martin's-court . On the 19th of May, about eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came into the shop, and asked for a sixpenny row of beads. I took them from the door, and he picked out a row - I hung them up again. He walked about the door, backward and forward - I lost him all in a minute, and was told the beads were taken from the door. I am sure he is the man.

JOHN ANDERSON. I live next door to Mr. Haskins, and watched the prisoner lurking about the door, and saw him take a quantity of beads off the door-post - He put them in a handkerchief and ran off with them. I told the constable - I am sure he is the man.

THOMAS COOK. I am a constable. Anderson described the prisoner to me, but I could not find him; I told Anderson to keep a look-out, the next day he sent for me, and pointed the prisoner out - I secured him, and asked him where the beads were? he said he never had any, but admitted having been to the shop.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: o18170521-1

[ THOMAS COSHAM BROWN , convicted of a robbery in the General Post Office last Session (See No. 612), whose case was reserved for the consideration of the Twelve Judges, was called to the bar, and informed by Mr. Justice Bayley, that they had met on the subject, and decided that his conviction was legal.]


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