Old Bailey Proceedings, 17th September 1817.
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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, 17th of SEPTEMBER, 1817, and following Days; Being the Seventh 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, 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 Robert Graham , Knt. one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchaquer; Sir George Sowley Holroyd, Knt. one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir James Burrough , Knt. one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir Richard Carr Glyn, Bart.; Sir Charles Flower, Bart.; Joshua Jonathan Smith, Esq.; Sir Claudius Stephen Hunter, Bart.; George Scholey , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir John Silvester, Bart. Recorder of said City; Samuel Goodbehere , Esq. and John Thomas Thorpe , Esq. Aldermen of the said City; Newman Knowlys, Esq. Common Sergeant of the said City, and John Vaillant, Esq. his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

John Boucher ,

John Hayward ,

William Wilkinson ,

Robert Bays ,

John Hodgkinson ,

Robert Goodhall ,

John Thornthwhaite ,

Hugh Mill ,

Charles Abbot ,

Benjamin Simms ,

Henry Budd ,

Cornelius Rich .

1st Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Parker ,

Thomas Judge ,

John Henderson ,

John King ,

Edmund Rouch ,

John Coward ,

John Gibson ,

Thomas Jackson ,

Edward Buck ,

Charles Stray ,

Jonathan Godbold ,

John Neve .

2nd Middlesex Jury.

Henry Hayward ,

Joseph Cole ,

Joseph Davis ,

Thomas North ,

John Brown ,

William Stephens ,

Henry Critchley ,

Edward Wood ,

John Harris ,

George Hughes ,

James Wilmot ,

Thomas Phillips .

3rd Middlesex Jury.

Alexander Gordon ,

Jacob Barber ,

John Whitfield ,

James Dobson ,

Robert Belbin ,

Edward Napman ,

Thomas Smith ,

William Wakelin ,

John Hamley ,

James Whiting ,

James Smith ,

John Harrison .

4th Middlesex Jury.

James Chapman ,

William Davies ,

John Merrick ,

Samuel Inman ,

Thomas Wilcox ,

William Ryland ,

John Kelly ,

Peter Brightey ,

William Harvey ,

John Pass ,

Robert Dawson ,

Andrew Millney .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1817.

WOOD, MAYOR. SEVENTH SESSION IN THE SECOND MAYORALTY.

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1108. JOHN BOND was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of December, 1816 , one 20l. and one 10l. bank note, the goods of William Howard , in his dwelling-house .

SARAH RANDALL. I had been housekeeper to Mr. Howard forty years; he was a farmer , and lived at Hillingdon ; his family consisted of the prisoner, who is his grandson, Thomas Ayres, and myself. On Sunday, the 1st of December, the prisoner went out about one o'clock, after dinner - I did not see him again. Ayres went out about six o'clock in the evening, leaving me and Howard at home-we were sitting by the fire in the kitchen, on the ground-floor. I sat with the door at my side, and Howard sat opposite me, facing the door; I had lit the candle for him to light his pipe. I heard the door either pushed open or unlatched, thinking it was Ayres, I said, "is it you, Tom?" The moment I spoke I received a violent blow on my head, and also several other blows, which stunned me, but never saw any body. I heard Howard groaning violently - He was in the ninety-first year of his age. I do not know what passed afterwards. When I came to myself the prisoner, Bond, spoke to me; but I do not know how long it was after I had received the blows. The prisoner used to receive Howard's dividends, and pay them to him, and Howard used to put the money into a private drawer in his bureau, and keep the key in his purse in his right hand breeches pocket.

Cross-examined by MR. BOLLAND. The prisoner is the son of Howard's daughter; he had lived with his grandfather ever since he was twenty-two years of age - He used to manage his affairs, Howard told him he had left him in his will 200l. I afterwards heard him say he meant to alter it to 400l. 3 per cents. Howard died the next day; he was not sensible after I heard him groan. The prisoner never wanted money. Howard offered to pay him his wages, and he said he did not want them yet. The prisoner generally went out after dinner and returned about seven o'clock.

THOMAS AYRES . I was servant to the deceased; on the 1st of December last I left his house about six o'clock in the evening, leaving my master and the housekeeper sitting by the fire; I shut the door after me, leaving it on the latch, I went up to the canal bridge and met William Mercer , we then went to the Trunk public-house, which is a short distance from the house; as we returned we met a man coming in a direction from the house - I called to him, that he had missed his way - He went away towards the bridge, through some water-he passed about ten yards from me. About a quarter before seven o'clock the prisoner came into the public-house, and said,"for God's sake come, for somebody has killed Sarah and the old man!" Several of us, who were in the public-house, went to the house with the prisoner, we there found the old lady and gentleman in their chairs, they could not speak - They were both very bloody; the blood ran out of the old gentleman's mouth and nose, and there was a great deal of blood on the floor. The prisoner got some brandy, and rubbed the old man's temples, he said,"Don't, John, it is so cold;" he left off and helped him up stairs to bed. I never heard him speak afterwards. I went for the doctor. When I first came into the house a man brought a swingle into the kitchen, this was on the bacon-rack - A person could see it if he looked up to the ceiling when he came into the kitchen; the prisoner knew it was kept there.

Cross-examined by MR. BOLLAND. The prisoner sent me for the doctor. The lane where I met the man leads to Howard's house, and no where else; a person in that lane must be either going to, or coming from his house-he was coming from the house, and walked through the water to avoid us; there was a board over the water as a bridge, he must have passed us to go over it. The prisoner set up the whole night with Howard, and went several miles after a man who was suspected to have committed the murder.

WILLIAM MERCER . I was with Ayres; he has spoken correctly. The old man was beat about a great deal.

JOHN CURTIS . I am a surgeon. I was called in to attend Howard, I told the people he could not recover. I had very little hopes of the woman recovering.

Cross-examined. There was some blood on the doorbar, as if he had been struck first with that, and afterwards with the swingle.

JOSEPH ALLEN . I am churchwarden of the parish of Hillingdon. On the 1st of December, 1816, about eight o'clock in the evening, I was at the deceased's house, the prisoner asked me to go and search the bureau; I asked

him where the key and padlock were; I found them inside the bureau, which had been broken open-the prisoner found it there-it had not been opened with the key; I searched it as well as I could; but I have seen it since, and find there is a secret drawer which I did not search. I did not discover that I had not searched it all until August last, when the bureau had been sold.

MR. ALLEY, on the part of the prosecution, declined proceeding further.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

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1109. JAMES THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , 7 lbs. of cheese, value 5s. , the goods of John Wright .

ISABELLA WRIGHT. I am the wife of John Wright , who keeps a chandler's shop at St. Pancras . On the 6th of June, while I was in the parlour, behind the shop, I saw the prisoner come in, take the cheese, and run out - He gave it to a boy who waited outside; I ran out and collared him. He pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

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1110. RICHARD KEEN was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of July , in the dwelling-house of James Green, two watches, value 10l.; one seal, value 1l.; one chain, value 1s.; and four 10l., two 5l., and ten 1l. bank notes , the property of William Jones .

WILLIAM JONES . In July, 1816, I lived in Mr. Green's, house, in Little Argyle-street , the prisoner was then my servant . On the 26th of July, I went out about eight o'clock in the evening, and left him at home, I returned between eleven and twelve, found part of the family up, and my desk broken open - I had left about 80l. in it; among which there were two Nuneaton notes for 5l. or 5l. 5s. each, the rest were Bank of England notes of 10l. and 5l.; they were all gone, and the prisoner also. The next time I saw him was at Bow-street, about a year afterwards.

LOUISA HOUGHTON . I lived in the same house in July 1816; on that evening I went out about a quarter before nine o'clock, leaving the prisoner and Sarah, the servant, there, and returned about ten minutes after ten; I went into the parlour and found the drawers and desk open-the hammer laid on the table by the desk; the prisoner was not in the house. Letitia Jane Green was in bed, I went into her room.

LETITIA JANE GREEN . I am twelve years of age. On the 26th of July, 1816, the prisoner came into my bedroom after I had been in bed about an hour (he was Mr. Jones's servant, and lived in the house), he said he would kill me if I did not tell him where my mother kept her money; I said I did not know; he then said he would force the drawers open. I said nothing to him about drawers - He had a hammer and a chisel in his hand; I saw him open one of the drawers with them, in my room, and take a piece of paper out of my mother's purse, which I thought was a 1l. note; I also saw him take two watches out of my mother's drawers, I saw him do it as I laid in bed; he took the drawer out, put it on a chair, and took my mother's keys out into Mr. Jones's room, which was the next room. Before he went out of my room, I said I knew there were some persons about the house - He said he had killed my brother. I had a little brother in the house. He went into the next room, which was Mr. Jones's, and I immediately heard a hammering, as if he was breaking open something, after that he went to the door, I heard somebody talking, but I heard no more of him. There is a door that leads out of my room into Mr. Jones's. When Houghton came home, I told her.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. I was frightened, I did not attempt to get under the clothes, I screamed out. The drawers fronted my bed. I told my mother when she came home; when I got up I saw the keys which he took out of the drawers lying on the table by the desk. I am sure the prisoner is the man, I used to see him every day.

LOUISA HOUGHTON re-examined. When I came home the last witness said Richard had opened the drawers, and got her mama's money and watches.

JAMES GREEN . I had been to the Opera House, and returned about twelve o'clock. I went into the room where my daughter slept, found the drawers broken open, and both the watches gone, which I had left there before I went out.

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY . - DEATH Aged 19.

First Middlesex Jury, before. Mr Justice Burrough.

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1111. JAMES DONOHOE was indicted for burglariously breaking the dwelling-house of Thomas Bloe , about twelve o'clock in the night of the 25th of July , with intent to steal, and stealing therein two live tame geese , his property.

THOMAS BLOE . I live in Queen-street, St. Giles's . On 30th of July, I went to bed about ten o'clock, leaving two live geese in my front kitchen, I fed them just before; at half-past three o'clock the next morning the watchman alarmed me - I went down and found the geese gone-both their heads had been wrung off and left - They were quite warm. One of the bars had been taken from my window, any person could get in; it was daybreak.

JOHN MALLET . I am a watchman. On the 30th of July, about half-past two o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner coming from Bloe's house, I caught hold of him - He had two geese behind him; he got away from me, leaving a piece of his coat in my hand, and threw the geese at my feet; I pursued and never lost sight of him until the other watchman took him in Vine-street. I left the geese in my box, but when I returned I found one gone-both their heads were off. It was daybreak.

RICHARD SMITH . I am a patrol. I heard the cry of stop thief! and saw the prisoner running from Drury-lane; I pursued and took him in Vine-street.

GUILTY. Aged 24.

Of stealing, but not of the burglary .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

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1112. JAMES RICHARDSON was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Augustus Nicholay , on the 14th of August , with intent

to steal, and feloniously stealing therein, five silver teaspoons, value 20s.; five shirts, value 20s.; two pair of stockings, value 2s., and 20s., in money , his property.

ELIZA NICHOLAY . I am the wife of Augustus Nicholay , who is a furrier , and lives in Oxford-street ; the prisoner was our errand-boy , and left us in April. On the 14th of August, every thing was safe when I went to bed; the next morning I found the door, which leads out of the passage into the shop, fast, it was only latched the night before; we got it forced and found the till broken open and fifteen shillings gone-we also lost the articles stated in the indictment. The shop street - door was only bolted at the bottom, they are folding-doors - They were bolted at the top the night before; any person could bolt those bolts when outside; by slamming the doors they would fall into the holes. The wire-guard over the skylight in the back-parlour, was taken up, and a pane of glass taken out; there were marks of feet, as if they had come down that way.

JOHN NICHOLAY. I am the son of Augustus Nicholay. On the 14th of August, I got up at five o'clock in the morning, and found the house as described. The prisoner used to bolt the door after him, by letting the bolts fall, when he lived with us.

SAMUEL PLANK . I am an officer. On the 15th of August I took the prisoner into custody in Rupert-street; he said he had slept in the Park the night before - He had only 1s. 6d. about him; he said he had paid a man in the room twelve shillings; I asked him where he got it; he said he received a 1l. note from Mr. Baynam, No. 8, Little Nelson-street, City-road. I took Mr. Baynam to him, and the prisoner said he had the money of him; Mr. Baynam said, "I cannot admit that, for if I say so, I must swear to it." He then said he knew he had told me an untruth, but he had received 3l. from a woman who was now married to a publican over Blackfriars Bridge, that she had lived two years with Mr. Brand, and her name was Mary; he could not say where she lived, or what her name was now. On the Monday following I found a pair of stockings on his legs with the tops cut off, which Mrs. Nicholay claimed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ALEXANDER BRAND . I live in Bateman's-buildings, Soho, the prisoner was my apprentice; I never had a servant named Mary during the time he lived with me.

Prisoner's Defence. The stockings were taken off my legs when I had been in custody two days; I had every means of disposing of them if they had been her property.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

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1113. JOHN PRYOR was indicted for feloniously assaulting Richard Wickens , on the King's highway, on the 26th of July , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one loaf of bread, value 1s., and one handkerchief, value 1s. , his property.

RICHARD WICKENS . On Saturday night, the 26th of July last, about twenty minutes after eleven o'clock, I was going up Holborn with a loaf tied up in a cotton handkerchief, a man gave me a violent blow on my face, which nearly knocked me down, and took my bundle from me; I recovered myself, and ran after him, calling out stop thief - I saw him all the way before me; he ran up Feathers-court into Whetston's-park, where the watchman stopped him with the loaf in his hand, but the handkerchief was gone - I was in sight all the way. I saw the handkerchief at the Police Office the Monday following. I am sure the watchman took the same man that struck me, the prisoner is the man. I asked him where the handkerchief was-the watchman said it was safe.

NICHOLAS COWELL . I am a watchman. On the 26th of July I heard the cry of stop thief, and stopped the prisoner with the loaf and handkerchief, in Whetston's-park, I saw them in his hand before I stopped him; he tore the handkerchief off the loaf and threw it down - I picked it up.

(Handkerchief produced and sworn to.)

MICHAEL CONNELL. I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner in custody.

Prisoner's Defence. I had a loaf in my hand, and the watchman stopped me.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 22.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

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1114. EDWARD PLUNKET was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of August , 22 locks, value 8s., and 22 keys, value 6s. , the goods of Joseph Collins .

SAMUEL HEMMINGS. I am servant to Joseph Collins , who is an ironmonger , and lives in Barbican, the prisoner was his porter . On Sunday, the 24th of August, I received directions to watch the prisoner, and about eight o'clock in the morning I saw him go to the back of the shop, take down some parcels, and put them under his apron; I gave information to my master, he sent for a constable, who searched him, and found twelve till locks and ten padlocks and keys in his breeches, next to his skin; he said he had been carrying things out of the shop, in a small way, for months, and sold them to a man in Golden-lane.

WILLIAM HITCHEN . I am a constable. I found the locks in the prisoner's breeches; he was asked if he had ever taken any before, and he said he had been in the habit of taking small things away.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 56.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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1115. THOMAS ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of September , one watch, value 20s.; one ribbon, value 1d., and one key, value 1d. , the goods of Isaiah Richmond .

ISAIAH RICHMOND . I am master of an oyster-smack , which laid at Billingsgate. On the 1st of September, between one and two o'clock in the morning, Gardiner called me up, when I found the prisoner in custody, with my watch.

WILLIAM GARDINER . I belong to the smack. I heard a noise, got out of bed, and found the prisoner in the cabin; the men accused him with taking the watch, and he gave it up to us. He was quite a stranger.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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1116. JOHN YOUD was indicted for stealing, on the 22nd of July , 1lb. 7 ounces, of tea, value 10s. 6d. , the goods of the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies .

JOHN LAVOY. I am in the East India Company's service, the prisoner was also a labourer in their service. On the 7th of July, between ten and eleven o'clock, as I was going into one of the warehouses, I saw the prisoner - He appeared confused, and I saw some tea drop from his hands; I went out, put the door ajar, and waited sometime, I then saw him put his hand into a chest three or four times. I told the elder, and he was secured.

JAMES HEPWORTH. I am an assistant elder in the Company's service; from information that I received from Lavoy, the prisoner was secured and taken to Mr. Benny, who told him he suspected that he had some tea about him, and ordered him to be searched-the prisoner said, "to prevent further trouble, I have some;" and produced it in a bag with eyes to it, to hook it on his apron.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it.

GUILTY . Aged 58.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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1117. WILLIAM HILL was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of September , 2 lbs. of tea, value 5s. , the property of the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies .

GEORGE ROBERT PAINT. I am a labourer in the Company's warehouse in Cutler-street . On the 4th of September I went into the cellar and found a large parcel of tea in a paper, between two piles of chests. I told the elder, and was set to watch; the next morning I saw the prisoner come with a great coat under his arm; he went immediately to the spot, took the tea out, and wrapped it up in his great coat - He began running, I told him it was useless to run for I knew him, and gave the alarm-Hardy stopped him. I took the bag of tea from him.

GEORGE HARDY. I am a commodore in the Company's service; I stopped the prisoner on the stairs, and found the tea upon him.

WILLIAM TRENCH . I am an elder in the Company's service; I told Paine to watch; the prisoner was brought to me - He said it was the first offence, and pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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1118. GEORGE ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of September , one shawl, value 16s. , the goods of John Williams .

WILLIAM ROSSER . I am servant to John Williams, who is a linen-draper , and lives in Bishopsgate-street . On the 13th of September, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, the shawl hung on the rail by the side of the window; I saw the prisoner running with it in his hands - I secured him, and never lost sight of him. He threw the shawl away-it was picked up by Barrington.

THOMAS THOMAS . I was in the shop, close to the window, while I was opening a drawer the shawl was taken; the prisoner was brought back with it.

JOHN GOODWIN . I was passing by, and saw the prisoner with several others; the prisoner turned round to see if any person was looking, then darted in, took the shawl, and ran off - I collared him, and he threw it away.

RICHARD BARRINGTON . I was going into a grocer's shop next door to Mr. Williams's, and picked up the shawl by the door.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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1119. ANN DIXON and THOMAS ROWLAND , were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of July , one watch, value 3l.; one chain, value 15s.; one seal, value 3s. 6d., and one key, value 1s. 6d., the goods of William West , from his person .

WILLIAM WEST. On the 24th of July, a little before nine o'clock in the evening, I was in Fleet-market ; I passed the prisoners and three women, standing together; the prisoner, Dixon, took hold of my right arm, and after going a few steps, she shoved me to go up George-alley, I pushed her away and went on - She followed me, and took hold of my arm; about five or six steps further I met the prisoner, Rowland, and another man; Rowland ran against me, and the other man passed between me and the houses. I immediately felt my watch drawn out of my fob; I laid hold of Dixon, and told her I had lost my watch, and she was the cause of it. Rowland passed me very quickly, and joined his companion. I took Dixon to the watch-house. I described the man to Collingwood, and he said, "it must be Rowland." I am sure he is the man. Dixon said it was not Rowland, but she knew who it was.

RICHARD COLLINGWOOD. I am a patrol. On the 24th of July, West brought Dixon to the watch-house, and described the man to me; the description answered to Rowland, who lived with Dixon; the next day I met Rowland and secured him. West said he was the man.

JAMES MESSANT. I am a constable. Dixon said she knew who it was but she would not tell.

DIXON'S Defence. The men pushed against me-it was not me.

ROWLAND'S Defence. I was at a public-house from six until nine o'clock.

DIXON- NOT GUILTY .

ROWLAND - GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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1120. JOHN THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of August , one watch, value 2l.; one chain, value 6d., and one key, value 1d., the goods of Jabez Trotman , from his person .

JABEZ TROTMAN. I am porter at a lamp manufactory, in Long-acre. On the 10th of August, about nine o'clock in the evening, I was going home, and met the prisoner just by Ely-place, in Holborn . I drew my watch out to see the time by the gas-light, and before I could replace it the prisoner snatched it from me-he

kept walking by me, looking at it - He gave a sudden jerk, and it was gone instantly, but I could not see who he handed it to. He ran up Leather-lane, and was not out of my sight till I secured him, and took him to the watch-house, with assistance. I am positive he is the man. I have not recovered my watch.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I was sober; there were several people about; he did not try to escape before he got to Leather-lane. He struggled to get away.

JOSEPH MIETT. I am the watch-house keeper; the prisoner was brought to the watch-house. I found nothing on him.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-14

1121. JOHN WATSON was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of August , one pair of shoes, value 4s.6d. , the goods of Alexander Wilson .

WILLIAM VINCENT . I am servant to Alexander Wilson , who is a shoemaker , and lives on Holborn-hill . On the 11th of August the prisoner came into the shop, about eleven o'clock in the morning, and asked for a pair of girl's boots; I sent him to my mistress, in a back-parlour - He was there sometime; I went back, suspecting him - He said the price was too much, and went away. I followed him to the door, secured him, and found the pair of shoes in his pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went out to see for a man who came with me.

GUILTY . Aged 43.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-15

1122. JOHN COWLIFF was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of July , one handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of Edward Elliott , from his person .

EDWARD ELLIOT . On the 25th of July, about nine o'clock in the evening, as I passed down St. Martin's-lane , I felt a pull at my pocket, I turned round, and saw two boys behind me; I missed my handkerchief, and collared the prisoner; he denied having it, I said he had got it, when he immediately dropped it - I picked it up; I gave him in charge with the other boy.

JOHN PIKE. I took the prisoner in charge; the other boy had three handkerchiefs concealed in his hat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 11.

Fined One Shilling , and discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-16

1123. GEORGE ROWE was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William James Paul , and burglariously stealing therein six fowls, value 12s., his property .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-17

1124. JOHN SIMMONS and ROBERT HOLDING were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Weeks , on the 5th of August , and burglariously stealing therein, nine sheets, value 2l., the goods of Catherine Mills ; two waistcoats, value 5s., and two handkerchiefs, value 2s. , the goods of Robert Lockett .

JAMES WEEKS . I am a broker , and rent a house in the parish of St. Ann, Westminster . On the 5th of August, at twelve o'clock at night, every thing was safe, my door was only on the latch; I have a particular key, no other will open it-there are several lodgers in the house. I was called up at one o'clock the next morning, and went down into the kitchen with the watchman, and found the prisoners standing by the coal-hole with a bundle, containing the articles stated in the indictment, between them; we took them to the watch-house. When I went to bed the things hung in the yard. The prisoner, Holding, is related to Catherine Mills, who lives in my house. All my lodgers have a key.

Cross-examined by MR. ARCHBOLD. There was no violence used to the door-there are six or seven families in the house, they might have gone out after I went to bed.

WILLIAM BROWNING . I am a watchman. As I was going my rounds at one o'clock I found Weeks's door open, and a light in the passage - I called him up; we went into the kitchen, and found the prisoners there, with the bundle. Holding asked me for his handkerchief in which the things were tied.

CATHARINE MILLS . I lodged with Weeks. On the 5th of August I had nine sheets hanging up in the yard; next morning at one o'clock, I missed them. I never lent Holding the key. His father has been to see me once or twice.

MARY LOCKETT . I lodged with Weeks. I lost two waistcoats and two handkerchiefs.

HAMMOND WEBB. I am constable of the night. The prisoners, and bundle, were brought to the watch-house. I went to Holding's house and found some more of the property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

HOLDING - GUILTY. Aged 20.

SIMMONS - GUILTY. Aged 17.

Of stealing, but not of breaking and entering .

Confined One Year.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-18

1125. JOHN DAVIES and JOSEPH SMITH were indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Tassie , about five o'clock in the afternoon of the 9th of July , with intent to steal, and feloniously stealing therein, one watch, value 3l. , his property.

SOPHIA TASSIE. I am the wife of John Tassie, we live in Lloyd's-court, St. Giles's . On the 9th of July, I

was looking out of the first-floor window and saw the two prisoners come into the court, look into my ground-floor window, and then go away. When I looked out again Davies only stood there, but I saw Smith come out of the house; I ran down and found my things gone-the parlour-door was broken open. I gave information at Bow-street, and soon after met them, and gave them in charge, at a coffee-shop in Belton-street.

WILLIAM JONES . I am a patrol. I went with the prosecutrix and found the prisoners at the coffee-shop; she said they were the men, and gave them in charge. We found a 1l. note on each of them.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18170917-19

1126. WILLIAM DRURY was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Hill Nixon , about one o'clock in the afternoon of the 22d of July (no person being therein), with intent to steal, and stealing therein, one table-cloth, value 4d.; one handkerchief, value 6d.; one pair of breeches, value 5s.; one coat, value 6s.; one gown, value 2s., and five caps, value 5s. , his property.

WILLIAM HILL NIXON. I live at Hoxton . On the 22d of July I went out, about one o'clock, and locked the gate with a padlock; about two o'clock I was sent for-it had been opened, and I missed my coat.

ANN NIXON . I am the daughter of the last witness, and live next door to him; I saw the prisoner run out of his house, and pursued, calling out stop thief! I never lost sight of him until he was stopped. The things were left tied up in a bundle, on a chair in the room.

ROBERT GASKING. I heard the alarm, and stopped the prisoner; he asked me to let him go.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I heard the alarm, and ran after the man.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-20

1127. WILLIAM HALL and JOHN RIDLEY were indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Dwyer , on the King's highway, on the 31st of August , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one ribbon, value 6d.; one seal, value 5s., and one key, value 6d. , his property.

THOMAS DWYER . I am a labourer in the East India House. On the 31st of August, about half-past eight o'clock at night, I was in Drury-lane , going home; two men came and gave me a push; it appeared to me to be done designedly; the prisoner, Hall, came up and snatched my watch immediately as the other two men pushed me; I collared Hall, when the prisoner, Ridley, came up and threw me down, which made me let go my hold. I am sure he is the man. They ran away - I followed; the private watchman came to my assistance, and took Ridley - I pursued Hall, and secured him - I never lost sight of him; nothing was found on them. There were five or six of them together. I was not in liquor.

WILLIAM READY . I am a watchman. On the 31st of August I heard the alarm; the prosecutor pointed to Ridley, and told me to take him, which I did; he was walking very quick; Dwyer followed with Hall. His watch-ribbon was broken.

PATRICK CRAWLEY . I am a watchman. The prisoners were brought into the watch-house - I found nothing upon them.

HALL'S Defence. I was passing and heard the alarm; he gave charge of Ridley, and then said I was one of them that robbed him.

HALL - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

RIDLEY - GUILTY. Aged 26.

Of stealing from the person only .

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.

Reference Number: t18170917-21

1128. WILLIAM BOWMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of August , one pair of pantaloons, value 1l.; one waistcoat, value 12s.; one hat, value 14s.; one pair of shoes, value 7s.; two shirts, value 12s.; two handkerchiefs, value 7s., and one pair of stockings, value 1s., the goods of John Coleman , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN COLEMAN. I am an iron-founder , and lodge at Mr. Welch's, in Tottenham-court-road . In August last I went to work over the water, and left my lodging for a week - I returned on the 20th, and missed the property; I met the prisoner on Westminster Bridge - He lived with me at Welch's - I asked him how he came to rob me? he said he was drunk or he should not have done it, and that he would make it good to me. I told him to come with me-when we got to St. Martin's-lane, he said he must have some drink, and that he would pay me when he received his prize-money; he ran away, but was stopped.

MICHAEL WELCH . I live in Blue-court, Tottenhamcourt-road. Coleman left my lodging on the 18th of August, leaving the things in my charge-the prisoner slept in the same room with him. On the 20th of August I missed his property. The prisoner said he had pledged the things.

ANN WELCH. I saw Coleman's things safe on the 19th of August; the door of the room was locked every morning, and the key hung up; I went out and when I returned I missed the key.

ELIZA HUSSEY. I was left in care of the house. On the 20th of August, about eight o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came in and asked me to make his tea for him; he took the key off the nail and went up to the room; when he came down I told him there was a man waiting for him in the court; he went out, returned, and went up stairs again, he then came down and went out with a bundle, without his breakfast, took the key with him, and never returned.

ISAAC PIKE . I am a constable. On the 30th of August I was in New-street, Covent-garden; about half-past eight o'clock, I heard the alarm, and stopped the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I left because I could not pay my rent.

GUILTY. Aged 23.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18170917-22

1129. WILLIAM SIMPSON was indicted for embezzling the sum of 700l. , the monies of George Hibbert .

To which indictment the prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 27.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-23

1130. WILLIAM SIMPSON was again indicted for embezzling the sum of 210l. , the monies of George Hibbert .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-24

1131. CHARLES SILES was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of August , one boot, value 5s. , the goods of Abraham Northam .

ABRAHAM NORTHAM . I am a boot-maker , and live in Cow-lane, Smithfield. On the 27th of August, about half-past ten o'clock at night, my boot was in my shop-window; I was coming from the other side of the street, and saw the prisoner in the shop, I stopped to watch him, saw him take up a boot, and come towards the door with it; I caught hold of him as he came out, took it from him, and gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-25

1132. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of August , one coat, value 3l. , the goods of William Wells .

WILLIAM WELLS . I drive the Blackheath coach . On the 10th of August I was in Gracechurch-street ; the prisoner spoke to me, about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, I just turned round to speak to a lady, and on turning again I missed my coat and the prisoner.

ROBERT TUFTS . I am a porter at the Spread Eagle inn. On the 10th of August, about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, I went into the Woolpack, and heard the coat had been stolen; I ran into Peter's-alley, saw the prisoner running, and followed him up Prince's-street into Coleman-street; he ran up King's Arms-yard - I met him coming down the yard, and collared him. I told him if he did not give the coat up I would give him in charge - He gave it to me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-26

1133. WILLIAM EVANS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of September , two seals, value 30s.; one key, value 5s., and one chain, value 2l., the goods of Richard Millner , from his person .

RICHARD MILLNER . I am a surgeon . On the 8th of September, about a quarter after nine o'clock in the evening, I was in Leadenhall-street; as I was returning home, just by St. Mary Axe , the prisoner ran out of the end of the street, seized hold of my watch-chain and seal, and endeavoured to draw my watch out, but finding he could not, he made a violent jerk, which severed the chain and seals off; I called out to my wife that he had robbed me-she gave the alarm and followed him; on turning round to follow her, a person came behind and gave me a violent blow on my neck, which knocked me into the road - I saw no more of the prisoner until he was taken; he was searched and some snuff found on him, at the watch-house, screwed up in a paper. I am sure the prisoner is the man who took my watch-chain and seals. I saw him plainly, and can swear to him.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. He came before me, my wife was behind; it lasted full two minutes before he could get the chain off; I am sure he is the man. My property was found.

FRANCES MILLNER. I am the wife of the last witness. I was walking about two yards behind him, he called out that he was robbed; I saw the prisoner run from him - I pursued and never lost sight of him until he was secured.

Cross-examined. There were not many people about. I am sure he is the man.

SAMUEL KELTING . I am a watchman. On the 8th of September I was in Leadenhall-street. About a quarter after nine o'clock, I heard a cry of stop thief; I ran up and met the prisoner running towards me in the road; I tried to lay hold of him, he struck me on the head, I struck him on the back and seized him. Just as as I had got hold of him a person came behind and struck me on the nose - I kept my hold; while I was in the act of striking the man the prisoner got away. I pursued, he knocked down a boy-he was stopped. I never lost sight of him. About a quarter before ten o'clock I picked up a broken seal, and the next morning I found the ring near the spot where the robbery was committed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-27

1134. JAMES HOLLIS was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of August , one watch-chain, value 8l. the goods of John Guest .

JOHN FLOWER. I am shopman to John Guest . who is a jeweller , and lives in Fleet-market . On the 29th of August, about nine o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came into the shop and asked to look at a gold-chain which hung in the window, and was marked ten guineas; I shewed it to him and gave it into his hands; he asked me if I would warrant it being gold, and took the ticket off. I concluded he was going to buy it, and asked him if I should put it in paper, he said no, it was of no consequence. He put his hand into his pocket and took out a piece of paper, and put the chain in it, and put it into his right hand coat pocket. After searching his different pockets he pulled out a small box which contained only sixteen shillings; he hesitated, and said he had forgot his money and must leave it and call again. He put his hand into his pocket and returned me a parcel about the same

size as that the chain was wrapped, in a piece of paper of the same appearance exactly; he put it on the counter; I took the parcel up, he seeing me going to open it said I have made a mistake-it contained some plated pieces of chain; he then returned me the real one. I told him I must send for an officer. He ran out of the shop, I pursued, took him on Holborn-hill, and gave him in charge. He did not say he had made a mistake until I opened the first parcel.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. He made no proposal to give him credit.

GEORGE BAKER. I am shopman to Mr. Guest. The last witness has spoken correctly.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not intend to steal it.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-28

1135. ANTONY SIEDENBURGH was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of August , one tin box, value 6d; one ring, value 20s; and one 10l. bank note, the property of Richard Fletcher , in his dwelling-house .

ELIZA FLETCHER. I am the wife of Richard Fletcher , who is a bookbinder and lives in Plumtree-court, Shoe-lane, Holborn . I rent a room on the ground-floor. On the 18th of August, I received a letter inclosing a 10l. note - I cannot read-the prisoner came into my room and read it for me. I put the note into a tin box with a gold ring; the prisoner breakfasted in my room-as he was removing I accommodated him with water; he then went out and returned in about an hour and a half, saying he was going to fetch a broker to sell his furniture-The broker took the goods; the prisoner went out with him; he returned again saying, he was ill, and asked me to give him some water for his tea, which I did; he stopped a long time; it was geting late and rained very hard; he went out to buy some stockings, I went with him, and returned; he supped with me and seemed to stop a long time; I took the note out and put it in again; the prisoner said he wished he had a 10l. note. I then asked him to go home, he said it rained very hard and he had the tooth-ache, and I was a hard-hearted woman to turn him out of doors, as he did not know where to go for he could not get into his lodgings, and if I would let him lay on a chair in my room, and make a fire, he would recompense me. I could not get him out, and let him sit up on a chair, I had told him he should not, but he would. I took my pocket off and put it under my pillow. In the morning, about four o'clock, I felt his hand under my pillow, I asked him what he was doing, he said he was raising my head as it was too low (my husband is at sea), I told him I always laid so, he said he wished it was day-light; I told him it was light. He then said he had to go over the water. I believe he went away about five o'clock - He said he would return at nine o'clock. I got up at eight o'clock and found my pocket untied, and the box, with the note and ring, gone; I gave the alarm. The prisoner was no acquaintance of mine - He would stop in the room.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. My husband is at sea. I did not want him to stop; there was nothing wrong between us; I do not cohabit with him. The money had been left me by my uncle.

ELIZA LANKINALL. On the 19th of August, the prisoner came to my house at eight o'clock in the morning, and paid me 2l. 12s., which he had owed me for five years, he gave me a 10l. note, saying, that if I would change it he would pay me. I gave the same note to Croston, to get it changed at Anderson's.

ROBERT CROSTON. I received the note, and took the same one to Anderson and changed it.

JAMES ANDERSON . I am a baker, and live in New-street, St George's in the East. I received the 10l. note of Croston on the 19th of August; I endorsed it with Lankinall's name.

CHARLES CHRISTMAS . I am a bank-inspector. The 10l. note is endorsed in the name of Lankinall. I produce it.

ELIZA FLETCHER . I know the note by a red mark. I received it from Charles Merson . My maiden name was Jones.

Prisoner's Defence. I had the note-my witness will prove how I got it.

CHARLES HAYWOOD . I am a shoe-maker. The prisoner married my sister - I live in Stewart's-rents, Drury-lane. He turned my sister out of doors to live with the prosecutrix. My sister now lives with me.

Q. Who do you work for? - A. My father; the prisoner has lived with me for the last two months. He used to keep a lodging-house for females.

GUILTY. Aged 32.

Of stealing, but not in a dwelling-house .

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-29

1136. JOHN JAMES was indicted for feloniously having in his possession a forged Bank of England note, for the payment of 1l., knowing it to be forged .

To which indictment the prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-30

1137. JOHN WOODWARD was indicted for the like offence .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-31

1138. WILLIAM HARVEY was indicted for the like offence .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-32

1139. MICHAEL CURTAIN was indicted for the like offence .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 55.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-33

1140. JOHN FREDERICK DIXON DANSON was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of July , 200lbs. of sugar, value 11l. , the goods of John Craven and Frederick Bowman .

LUTZE HASEL. I am a boiler to John Craven and Frederick Bowman , who are sugar-refiners . On the 19th of July I packed up about 300 loaves of sugar into the stove to dry-on the 21st I missed about twelve of them.

JOHN HENRY GARTLEMAN . I am a boiler. On the 21st of July I found four loaves on the roof of a new building, about seven o'clock in the morning; any person could get from this building to where the sugars were.

HENRY SHOOTER . I am a watchman. On the 21st of July, between twelve and one o'clock at night, the prisoner passed me on the opposite side of the way, with a bundle under his arm; I got up to lay hold of him, and he immediately ran away - I followed him into Union-street, he there dropped the bundle: he was secured and taken to the watch-house. I am positive he is the man. I only lost of him as he turned the corner; he got away, and I took him again.

THOMAS WILSON . I am a watchman to Mr. Simmons; I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner running with the bundle in his hand; I desired him to stop, but he did not, and I knocked him down - He got away, and I took the bundle, which contained two loaves of sugar. I am sure the prisoner is the man.

JAMES JACKSON . I am a watchman. I joined in the pursuit of the prisoner, and took him.

RICHARD TEMPLE. I was at the watch-house, and searched the prisoner; I found a paper upon him containing some matches and a steel.

SAMUEL MILLER . I am an officer. I searched the prisoner's lodging, No. 18, Ann-street, and found nine loaves of sugar there, the day he was taken.

MARY CAMBDEN . I keep the house, No. 18, Ann-street; on the 21st of July the prisoner lived there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-34

1141. EDWARD DIXON was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of August , in the dwelling-house of William Sawer , one silver tray, value 2l., his property; one silver watch, value 1l.; one pocket-book, value 6d.; 1l. 7s. in monies numbered, and one 1l. bank note , the goods and monies of Sarah Wood .

SARAH WOOD . I am servant to Mr. Wm.Sawer, who lives in Phillimore-place, Kensington . On the 21st of August, about twelve o'clock in the morning, I was cleaning the kitchen, and had put my watch and pocket-book, which contained a 1l. note, and 1l. 7s. in money, on the table-the silver snuffers-tray was by the side of the watch; while I was at work I heard somebody behind me, I rose up, and saw the prisoner at the door, running up the area-steps - He crossed the street, and turned into the mews behind Phillimore-place; there was a sweep standing at the top of the area-steps - He let the prisoner pass, and then followed him. I lost sight of the prisoner for about a minute, when he turned the corner. I am certain he is the boy who was in the kitchen. I first saw him in the middle of the kitchen, about two yards from the table, which was behind the passage door.

JOHN WILKINSON. I was at work in a garden behind Phillimore-place; I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner and the sweep, the prisoner was running - I secured him about one hundred yards from the prosecutor's house; Sarah Wood came up in about two minutes.

CHARLOTTE WILKINSON . I saw the prisoner running-my father pursued him; the prisoner made a motion with his arm as if he threw something away.

THOMAS DOWSETT . I am a coachman. I picked up a pocket-book in the mews, in the road that the prisoner ran. I heard the alarm and went out to look for it.

JAMES WOOD . I found the snuffer-tray and watch in the same place where the pocket-book was found at the same time.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence, The sweep asked me to go to Brentford with him. He threw a stone at me which made me run.

GEORGE HULL. I am an officer. The house is in the parish of St. Mary Abbot, Kensington.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 14.

Recommended to mercy.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-35

1142. JOHN HOWARD was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of July , two watch-chains, value 2l.3s.; one toothpick case, value 5s.; one ring, value 6s.; one coral, value 1l. 1s.; one broach, value 2s.; one ear-pick, value 3d.; one tooth-pick, value 3d.; one ear-ring, value 6d.; one stock-buckle, value 6d., and two pair of clasps, value 1s., the goods of George Harris , in his dwelling-house .

MOSES MOSES. I live in Parson's-street, East Smithfield. On the 25th of July the prisoner came to my shop, and offered me a gold watch-chain for sale; I asked him if it was his own, he said it was-it had no ring to it. Suspecting him, I asked him what he wanted for it; he said, either fifty shillings or fifteen shillings, I do not know which; I told him I was doubtful of its being gold, and would take it to a neighbour to try it - He said I should not take it without he went with me. I took him to Nathan (he is an officer), which was within a few yards of me, and Nathan told him he must detain him on suspicion - He made a very great resistance, so that four of us could hardly take him to the watch-house. Several broaches and other things were found upon him.

NATHANIEL NATHAN . I am a headborough of St. John's, Wapping. The prisoner was brought to me by Moses, who spoke to me in Hebrew. I asked the prisoner what had become of the ring of the watch, and the chain and seals? he said they were gone. I told him that I was an officer, and must search him. The moment I spoke he turned to go out; I secured him, with the assistance of three or four others - We could hardly get him to the watch-house; I told him I must search him there - He said he would not let me. He took some things out of his breeches pocket, and some I took from him myself. I also found the following articles upon him - A coral, a toothpick-case, the rings which belong to the chain, a gold ring, a gold broach, a pair of silver studs, a silver

earpick, a toothpick, a gold ear-ring, a silver stockbuckle, two pair of silver clasps, a hair watch-chain, a tobacco-box, and a Norfolk latch-key, which will open any door. Moses gave me the gold chain. The things are worth about 6l.

GEORGE HARRIS . I am an undertaker , and live in King-street, Seven Dials, in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields . On the 24th of July, about five o'clock in the evening, I went out, and left my wife and my apprentice in the house; I returned about ten o'clock, when I found my bed-room door and closet, which is on the first-floor, broken open, and the articles stated in the indictment gone-my passage door is kept shut. On the 28th I saw the property advertised, and found it at Nathan's - I knew it to be mine. They might have got in at the private door if they had a key. The property is worth 4l.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man asked me to sell them for him.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 24.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-36

1143. MARY CHAMBERS was indicted for feloniously killing and slaying John Chambers .

MARY SWAIN . I am the wife of John Swain . On the 18th of August , I was out with the prisoner and her husband in Norton Falgate, he drank a great deal, and got intoxicated; I went home to sup with them - He asked to go to bed-his wife and a young man undressed him and put him to bed in the same room where we were. I was going home; he said he would have something more to drink. I took the bottle and went down, under pretence of geting something merely to get away, his wife went down with me to take the bottle up again; we waited some time and then went up, thinking he would be asleep - We did not mean to get any liquor; when we got up she asked him what was the matter with him. We sat down and he stood in the middle of the room with a large stick in his hand, two inches and a half thick; the prisoner took a knife in her hand to cut a piece of meat, the deceased fell upon her directly, and struck her a violent blow on the head; I was going to her assistance; he fell backward immediately-she had a bonnet on - I did not see what caused him to fall, it was so instantaneous - He bled very much; she jumped up, and said, "good God, what have I done!" He was wounded in the left breast. I ran out for assistance, and several of the nighbours came in; she was crying over him, and trying to stop the blood; he was taken to the hospital, and I sat up with him.

JAMES HARRIOT . I lodged in the same house with the prisoner, in Little Pearl-street, Spitalfields. On the 18th of August, in the evening, about nine o'clock, I was in the room with the deceased and prisoner; I helped to undress him, he was very much intoxicated. As soon as his wife and Swain went down he got up, and put his breeches and waistcoat on, he then went into the back room and got his rod, I tried to get it away from him but could not; when the prisoner came in he struck her with it on the head, very hard - I went down stairs; when I returned he laid on the floor bleeding

MR. ROBERT ROBERTS . I am a surgeon. I saw the deceased at the London Hospital; he had a wound in the left side of his chest, he lived about six hours and a half-the wound was three or four inches deep, and had punctured the heart, it appeared to have been done with a sharp instrument; there is no doubt but the wound was the cause of his death.

JOHN BOWTLE. I am headborough of the parish, and took the prisoner into custody. I went to her lodgings, and found a knife in the drawer, covered for about three or four inches with blood - I have lost it; she told me it was the knife she was eating her supper with.

Prisoner's Defence. The blow stunned me, and I did not know what I did; nor did I know what I had done until I saw him fall.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18170917-37

1144. WILLIAM DUNN was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of July , in the dwelling-house of Jonathan Docker , four spoons, value 1l. 10s.; one pair of sugar-tongs, value 7s.; fourteen knives, value 6s.; ten forks, value 4s.; one 10l., three 2l., and twenty 1l. bank notes , his property.

NATHANIEL DOCKER . I rent a house in Burr-street, in the parish of St. Botolph Without, Aldgate , the prisoner was in my service. On the 3d of July, about eleven o'clock at night, I locked my desk, which had about 40l. in Bank of England notes, and a great deal of silver, in a private drawer, in it-the prisoner often saw me put my notes in the private drawer; my family were at Brighton, and he was going to them the next morning. On the 3d of July, about a quarter after six o'clock in the morning, he tapped at my bed-room door, and told me that thieves had been in the house; I went down without dressing myself, and followed him into the front parlour, which looks into the street, I found the left window-shutters entirely demolished and part of the shutters laying in the room, I asked him if there had been any plate on the side-board the night before? He said there were four spoons and the sugar-tongs. I said, I hope William they have not been in the counting-house. He said I hope not Sir. I went there to my private drawer in my desk, where I always put my notes, it was locked - I found it very difficult to unlock it being very much mutilated. After some trouble I unlocked it and found all the notes which I had put there the night before gone. There were one 10l. and three 2l. notes among them - I always write on my notes. I lent the prisoner 2l. the first day he came to me-it might have been a 2l. note, I had upwards of 20l. in 1l. notes, in my drawer. I found the bottom of the drawer had been forced up with some instrument, and the notes drawn out with the hand. I also lost a black pocket-book with memorandums out of the drawer. The prisoner said what a shocking place London was to live in, and he must go again to his own country - He had only lived a month with me. I did not suspect him at all. He was going to Brighton at two o'clock, and he asked me to let him go to the west end of the town before he went. He returned and went to Brighton; after he was gone my attention was directed to the window blind; I found it was impossible for any

person to have come in from the outside, as the blind must have been broken for them to get down, and it was not injured in the least, it became evident to me that it must have been done inside; upon which I went to Lambeth-street Office; Miller was sent to Brighton on Friday, and brought the prisoner to town.

SAMUEL MILLER . I am an officer of Lambeth-street, and went to Brighton for the prisoner. I told him that I suspected he had broken his master's house open, and desired him to show me his things, and inside his coat lining I found two 2l. notes, pinned; he took me to the drawer where the coat was, opened it himself, and said they were his things; I asked him where he got the notes from, he said he borrowed them of a friend at the west end of the town; I showed him Mr. Docker's mark on the notes, and told him he must have stolen them from his master, as his marks were on the notes - He stood motionless for sometime, and then said, "I did rob my master." I said nothing to induce him to say so. I asked him where the other notes and plate were; he said he would tell his master when he got to town, as they were hid in his master's house. As we came along in the coach, I asked him why he could not tell me where the property was; he said he hoped nobody else would be hurt beside himself, as he was the only person who did the robbery, and that he gave 30l. to Sophia Bridges , and desired her to pay Mr. Holbrook, linen-draper, Holborn, 5l. 10s. that he owed him; that he bought some trunks and a writing-desk in St. Paul's churchyard, for which he paid seven guineas; that it cost him thirty shillings to take his things out of pledge. I took him to the office, and went to Bridges's lodging, but she was gone.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not say if I told the truth my master would forgive me - A. Never.

MR. JONATHAN DOCKER . The bank notes have my mark on them. - I described them ti Miller before he went; they were in my drawer the night before the robbery.

SAM. MILLER. I know Sir Daniel Williams 's (the magistrate) hand-writing, the paper I hold has his signature, I remember the prisoner saying what is written there (read),"The prisoner says, I did commit the robbery, and hope my master will forgive me; I did it because Mr. Holbrook threatened to trouble me for the money I owed him."

Prisoner. I throw myself on the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 22.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-38

1145. THOMAS LIPSCOMB was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , 21 live tame rabbits, value 10s.; one packet of seeds, value 1s. 6d.; one box, value 2s.; eleven marking-irons, value 10s.; 400 cauliflower plants, value 10s., and 30lbs. of potatoes, value 1l. , the goods of John Druce , Esq.

F. LANGFIELD. I am gardener to John Druce, Esq., who lives at Fulham . On the 2d of May, about six o'clock in the morning, I went into the garden, and missed the property and twenty-one rabbits - They were safe the night before. I traced the footsteps of two persons. The prisoner's son is eighteen years of age - He has been tried here. I saw the rabbits found under the ground-floor of the prisoner's house, the same day.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I never saw the prisoner on the premises.

WILLIAM WELCH . I am gardener to Mr. Brown, who lives in the neighbourhood of Mr. Druce. I received information, and went to the prisoner's house with the officer, about seven o'clock in the evening of the 2d of May; I found eleven rabbits under the floor, and a box of marking-irons, concealed under some wrapper and rubbish in the garden, and a quantity of new potatoes.

Cross-examined. The house is a quarter of a mile from Mr. Druce's.

EDWARD PAYNTER. My garden joins the prisoner's. I saw the goods at six o'clock on the 2d of May, which was an hour before the officers came; I had seen him constantly for four or five days before, he lived at home; I never saw him afterwards until Sunday the 20th of July-if he had been at home I must have seen him before.

Cross-examined. His sons could not manage the garden by themselves.

WILLIAM WESTCOAT . I searched the house with the officer, and found the seeds and eleven rabbits, under the ground-floor, there were more there, but we could not get them out; we searched for the prisoner, but could not find him until the 20th of July.

Cross-examined, There was a hole which led under the flooring.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

RICHARD FREE . I am a gardener at Fulham. On the day after the robbery, about two o'clock, the prisoner came to me and said, "I suppose you have heard about my affair; I told him I had, and was very sorry; he said,"what do you think they can do to me?" I told him he had better surrender and impeach the rest - He shook his head, but made no reply. I told him if the guilt was brought home to him the law would transport him; he said some advised him to surrender and some not. I then left him, and did not see him after. I used to pass his garden two or three times daily, but never saw him - I used to see him every day before.

Cross-examined. I have told the very words he said. He said some told him to surrender to get his son off.

Prisoner's Defence. I got a constant place in the country, and used to come home every Saturday night.

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.

Reference Number: t18170917-39

1146. THOMAS LONG was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of August , one coat, value 2l. 10s., the goods of Charles Rich , Esq. , in the dwelling-house of John Hatchett .

ROBERT CLARK . I keep Mr. Rich's clothes clean; he lives at the Blenheim hotel, in Bond-street. On the 22d of July I missed his things.

CHARLES SMITH. I am a pawnbroker. On the 23d of July a pair of pantaloons were pledged with me; I do not know who by.

JOHN MARTIN . I am servant to Mr. Weguelin, in Chandos-street. A pair of pantaloons were pledged with us; I believe the prisoner pledged them.

ELIZA PERT . I was with Plank at the prisoner's room, and found some duplicates in his box; there was another man slept in the room; the box was not locked.

SAMUEL PLANK. I found the duplicates which relate to the property, in the prisoner's box, which was not locked.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18170917-40

1147. BENJAMIN HARMER was indicted for being at large, without lawful excuse, at Waltham Holy-cross, Essex , on the 27th of July , before the expiration of the term of his natural life, for which he had been ordered to be transported .

SAMUEL MILLER . I am an officer of Whitechapel. I produce the certificate of the prisoner's conviction, which I obtained from Mr. Shelton's office. I apprehended the prisoner at the Duke's Head, at Walthamstow, Essex, on Sunday, the 27th of July, I knew him before; I found some tools in his pocket, and believe he has worked at the shoe-making business since he returned.

RICHARD SMART . I am turnkey of Newgate, and was so in the fifty-fourth year of the present reign. I was present here in the April Sessions that year when the prisoner was convicted; I delivered him myself on board the Retribution hulk, at Sheerness. He is the same person.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. I have delivered a great many men. I know the prisoner very well.

(The certificate of the prisoner's conviction was then put in and read.)

Prisoner. I leave my case to my counsel.

The prisoner produced two witnesses, who gave him a good character; and stated him to have been industriously employed since he returned.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 24.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-41

1148. MICHAEL CURTAIN was indicted for forgery .

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

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-42

1149. WILLIAM HUGHES was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of July , two copper tea-kettle straps, value 1s. 3d. ,the goods of John Tylor and Henry Tylor .

ROBERT WINDSOR . I am foreman to John and Henry Tylor , who are braziers , and live at Cripplegate; the prisoner was in their employ. In consequence of suspicion which I had, I marked some kettle straps, on the 12th of July, and put them in the shop, and about eight o'clock on the morning of the 14th, I apprehended him, from information which I received - He denied it; but from what he said I went and found them at Bailey's, in Whitecross-street; the prisoner said he sold them to him.

JAMES CODDINGTON . I am servant to Messrs. Tylor. I saw the straps in my place at breakfast time on the 14th, when I returned at nine o'clock, two were gone. I had left the prisoner and two more in the room.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-43

1150. SYLVANUS JOHN HURDSFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of August , one handkerchief, value 2s.6d. , the goods of Robert Drake .

ROBERT DRAKE . I am a pawnbroker , and live in Long-lane, Smithfield . On the 4th of August, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I heard a noise at my door, and found the handkerchief which hung there, was gone; I saw the prisoner tucking it into his waistcoat, I stopped him and took it out.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-44

1151. ROBERT COLWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of July , one handkerchief, value 2s. 6d., the goods of Saxe Bannister , from his person .

SAKE BANNISTER. I live in Bedford-row. On the 19th of July, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning, I was in Skinner-street , when a gentleman pointed the prisoner out to me, and accused him with taking my handkerchief out of my pocket-he denied it; I found nothing upon him. He was just by me.

W M. POWEL. I was walking up Skinner-street, and saw the prisoner, in company with another man, take the handkerchief out of Mr. Bannister's pocket, and give it to his companion, who immediately ran across the road. I told Mr. Bannister.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-45

1152. WILLIAM BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of July , one waistcoat, value 3s. , the goods of Robert Drake .

WILLIAM RAYER . I am servant to Robert Drake . On the 29th of July, about two o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner, and another boy, lurking about the window, and I watched them; they went away. I could see the waistcoat was unpinned, all but one pin, it had been fastened with five or six before. About ten minutes after they both returned, the other who got away unpinned it, and gave it to the prisoner, who put it under his jacket - I immediately seized him, and he drew it out.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The young man threw it at me.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-46

1153. BENJAMIN CLEAVER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of August , three reams of paper, value 38s. , the goods of William Limberg Grosvener , Sen., Wil

liam Limberg Grosvener , Jun., Ebenezer Chater , and Charles Rutt .

GEORGE BROWN. I am servant to Messrs. Grosvenor, Chater, and Rutt, stationers , Cornhill . On the 9th of August, about eleven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came into the shop, and brought us three bags, which he took out of a larger bag; I left him in the shop, and when he went out I thought his bag appeared fuller than it was before. I followed him, and went with him to Bank-buildings, and told him Mr. Rutt thought he had some of our paper; he said, "No, does he?" He dropped the bag and ran away, I picked it up-it contained three reams of paper. About an hour after he saw me at the door and beckoned to me, I went to him, when he said he was very sorry he had made the mistake. I told him he had better come in, which he did.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. There was a great deal of paper about. He appeared intoxicated when he returned. I do not think he could have taken it by mistake.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-47

1154. JOHN BOTTERILL was indicted for stealing' on the 10th of September , two half-crowns and two shillings , the goods of Thomas Clarke , Thomas Boyd , and Thomas French .

MR. THOMAS BOYD. I am a linen-draper , in partnership with Thomas Clark and Thomas French, we live in Skinner-street , the prisoner had been our porter for three years. Having missed some money, on the 10th of September, I marked two half-crowns and two shillings, and left them on the desk, about ten minutes after eight o'clock, leaving Ford in the counting-house; I returned again in a few minutes, with an officer, he searched the prisoner and found the two half-crowns and two shillings, which I had marked, on him.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. It was not his duty to take the money up if he found it on the desk-the clerk was there.

WILLIAM FORD . I am the clerk; I saw the money left on the desk, and also saw the prisoner come into the counting-house and go out again. I told Mr. Boyd.

THOMAS WHITE . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody, and found two half-crowns and two shillings, upon him.

MR. BOYD. It is the money I marked.

Prisoner's Defence. It is usual for the porter to put out the gass, which I went to do.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-48

1155. ROBERT BLACKWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of August , one watch, value 2l.; one ribbon, value 3d., and one key, value 6d., the goods of James Ager , from his person .

JAMES AGER. I am a toll-collector , and live in Skinner-street, Bishopsgate. On the 31st of August, about a quarter after one o'clock at night, I was returning from Lambeth - I was quite sober - I was close to White Hart-court, Long-lane, Smithfield , the prisoner, and another man, met me, the prisoner pushed against me, and took my watch out of my fob-the other man was close behind him; I took hold of the prisoner's hand; I saw him turn his hand round to his companion. I gave him in charge. His companion came round and struck me, but I kept my hold. The prisoner also struck me several times in the face.

WILLIAM GRIFFIN . I am a cabinet-maker, and live in Fetter-lane. I was passing through Long-lane, about ten minutes after one o'clock, and heard the alarm, I went up-when the prosecutor said, "you have drawn my watch," and called out. I saw him struggling with the prisoner. He said another man had taken it out of the prisoner's hand.

WILLIAM REYNOLDS . I am a watchman. I took the prisoner in charge. GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-49

1156. JOHN FRANCIS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of August , one sheet, value 4s., the goods of Thomas Winter , in a lodging-room .

THOMAS WINTER . I live in Newgate-market . On the 18th of August, about ten o'clock at night, the prisoner came to my house, and took a lodging for the night; he came down between six and seven o'clock in the morning, and I sent a man up to see if all was safe-as he was going out the man said there was one sheet missing; the prisoner said he had it, and gave it to me out of his pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined One Month .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-50

1157. MARY ANN KEMPSHAW and ANN WIL-LIAMS , were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of September , one watch, value 2l.; one ribbon, value 1d., and one key, value 1d., the goods of James Kelly , from his person .

JAMES KELLY . I live in Crispin-street, Spitalfields. On the 12th of September, about twelve o'clock at night, as I was going along I took my watch out and put it into my coat pocket, the prisoner, Kempshaw put her hands round me, took it out, and ran away, the other prisoner stood by - I asked her where her companion was gone, but she would not answer. I gave her in charge. The next day I met Kempshaw at the Mansion-house, and gave her in charge.

JOHN BURCH. The prosecutor gave Williams into my custody. I saw Kempshaw and Williams pass me together that night.

KEMPSHAW'S Defence. I was at my mother's at the time.

WILLIAMS'S Defence. I knew nothing about it, and told him so.

SARAH KEMPSHAW . I am Kempshaw's mother. The day before she was taken up she slept at my house, with me; she could not go out without my knowing it.

ELIZA KEMPSHAW. I am the prisoner's sister; the day before she was taken up she was at our house all night; I came home about eight o'clock, and found her there-she slept with us. NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-51

1158. WILLIAM HARVEY was indicted for forgery .

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

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-52

1159. JOHN JAMES and JOHN WOODWARD were indicted for forgery .

No evidence. NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-53

1160. JOHN WOODWARD was indicted for forgery .

No evidence. NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-54

1161. ROBERT ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of August , one watch, value 8l., and one 1l. bank note , the goods of John Jeffery .

JOHN JEFFERY. I live at Newcastle. On the 24th of August my vessel was off the Tower-stairs , and my money in a drawer in the state cabin - I saw it safe there at two o'clock in the afternoon. I went on shore at three o'clock-the prisoner was my cabin-boy-when I returned at half-past ten he was gone and the property, with the boat. The next day I saw him at Lambeth-street, in custody.

EBENEZER DALTON . I am an officer. On the 24th of August I apprehended the prisoner at the Yorkshire Grey, in Whitechapel, at half-past twelve o'clock at night, with two men; I found the watch and a 1l. note upon him, and a bill of lading, by means of which I found out Mr. Jeffery.

Prisoner's Defence. I took it to take care of.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-55

1162. GEORGE PEARSON was indicted, for that he on the 2d of August , feloniously did make, forge, and counterfeit, a certain order for the payment of the sum of 225l. , with intent to defraud Robert Williams , William Moffatt , William Hugh Burgess , and William Williams , against the statute.

20, Birchin-lane, August 2, 1817.

Messrs. Williams, Moffatt, and Burgess, Please to pay J. Smith, or bearer, the sum of two hundred and twenty-five pounds,

NATHANIEL ATCHESON.

£225.

SECOND COUNT, for feloniously uttering and publishing as true a like forged order, for the payment of money, with the like intent, knowing it to be forged.

THIRD COUNT, The same, only stating the intent of the prisoner to be to defraud Robert Atcheson .

JOHN ROBINSON, I am clerk to Messrs. Robert Wil liams, William Moffatt, Jun., William Hugh Burgess , and William Williams ; I have been their clerk twelve years. Mr. Robert Atcheson has kept cash there about two years; I sometimes pay the drafts which are presented. On the 2d of August the prisoner came to our house in Birchin-lane, Cornhill, and presented a check for 225l., I thought it was not Mr. Atcheson's hand-writing, and asked him where he got it; he said a gentleman came to Mr. Davison's, his master, gave him the check, and asked him to go to the banking-house and receive it for him; I showed it to Mr. Burgess, who stood by me, the prisoner was present; in consequence of what passed between us Mr. Burgess asked the prisoner to walk into the counting-house, which he did - I do not know what passed (looking at the check), This is the one presented. I have a perfect knowledge of Mr. Atcheson's hand-writing from seeing and paying his drafts, I have every means of judging, and believe it not to be his hand-writing, it does not resemble it much, the signature does not in the least resemble it; as soon as I saw it I thought it was a forgery.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I do not know whether the prisoner has brought drafts to our house before; he presented it in the usual way, and showed no inclination to escape; we were about two minutes conversing about it. When asked concerning it, he immediately gave the account which I have mentioned.

MR. ANDREWS. Q. If he had been disposed to run out could he - A. There were several persons between him and the door; he might, perhaps, have escaped.

MR. W M. HUGH BURGESS. I am one of the partners in the house, Robinson has given the names correct. I know Mr. Atcheson's hand-writing(looks at the check), I do not believe it to be his hand-writing; the prisoner was brought to me when it was presented, and said he had presented it for payment. I desired him to walk into the counting-house, told him it was a forgery, and asked him where he got it; he said he was standing at his master's door, when a person came up and said he owed his master some money, that he had a check on a banking-house in the city, and that he must get him to receive it for him. I do not immediately recollect the very words. I do not know whether he said the man said "You must go and receive the check for me, or you must go with me and receive it"-the impression upon my mind was that the man wanted him to receive it for him. I think I asked him where he was to meet the man again - He said "in some street by here;" I asked him what street? - after a great deal of hesitation and confusion, he said Nicholas-lane, he believed. I believe I asked him if he was to meet him at the Black Boy public-house - He said "Yes," I believe. I am not sure whether I asked him about the public-house, but I am sure he said Nicholas-lane. I told him I must send for a constable. When the constable came, I desired him to describe the dress of the man to him. I then desired the constable to go into Nicholas-lane, and see if he could find a person of that description. He came back in two or three minutes, saying he could not find any such person-the prisoner was present. Mr. Davison lives in Fleet-street, which is about a mile from my house.

Court. Q. How long did he stay in your house before the constable took him away - A. About ten minutes. I do not recollect whether he said any thing when the constable said he could not find the person.

Cross-examined. It was about one or two o'clock. The house was in full business. He would have found it difficult to escape.

Q. You say he hesitated in naming the street - A. When I asked him if it was Nicholas-lane, I did not ask about his description of the man - He said he had pantaloons on, but I do not remember what colour he said.

JOHN DIXON SMITH. I am a constable. On the 2d of August I was sent for, and found the prisoner with Mr. Burgess, who stated the check to be a forgery. The prisoner said a man gave it to him. I asked him what sort of a man he was? He said he was about my height, but not so stout, and dressed in a black coat, blue Wellington pantaloons, and boots. I asked him where he left him? he said, it was at the bottom of the lane - I said, in Lombard-street? he said, No; at a public-house at the bottom of the lane; he said the man was to wait at the public-house for him - He said he did not know the sign. I asked him if it was the public-house just across the way, and told him that was the Black Boy; I told him it was crossing the lane at he bottom. He said that must be it by the description. I left him with Mr. Burgess, and went to the house to see if I could find a man answering that description - I could not. I looked both right and left about the street, in my way to the house, and in the tap-room and parlour in the house - I made no inquiry there. I saw the waiter; there was only one gentleman there. I got another officer to mind the prisoner, while I searched the house better; I returned with the prisoner to the public-house. He went willingly with me. I looked over, and saw the same persons as before - He said that was the house he meant. I asked the prisoner if he was sure the man had a black coat on? he said Yes. The gentleman that was there was dressed all in black; I thought I would bring him to the door to shew him to the prisoner, he had black pantaloons on; the prisoner said that was not him. I said I could wait no longer, and took him to the Mansion-house.

Cross-examined. Q.Might there not have been a person whom you did not see - A. There might.

Q.When you went out, might not a person see you come out - A. They could not know me. There might have been a person waiting, who might have got to the public-house as soon as I could.

JOHN EDWARD LAMBERT . I am clerk to Mr. Atcheson.(looking at the check). I do not believe it to be his handwriting. I have seen him write frequently - I have been thirteen years with him. I have not the least doubt that it is not his hand-writing. He is a solicitor, and employs Mr. Davison as his printer. I do not know whether Mr. Atcheson ever paid Mr. Davison a check.

DANIEL M'GREGOR. I am errand-boy to Mr. Davison, printer, in Lombard-street, Whitefriars. The prisoner was employed to hang the sheets up to dry when they came out of the press, and to give out the gatherings. We had a work printing in the office, entitled the Picture of Paris. On the morning of the day that he was taken up he sent me to Charing-cross with a letter, it was directed to Mr. Dejean, 33, Charing-cross, I was to wait for an answer. When I got there, I was told that he did not reside there, but that he might be found in Thanet-place, Temple-bar. I took it there, and found Mr. Dejean; he gave me a message, that he could not give it to the prisoner unless he came himself, or sent a letter by the two-penny post, informing him which road he meant to take to go to Cambray-this was all he said to me. I returned, and delivered his message to the prisoner, who said, "Very well." I asked him if it was for himself (I meant the passport - I only guessed it by what Mr. Dejean said). The prisoner said it was for a soldier named Brown. I did not see the letter, though I carried it-(looks at it) - I cannot say whether this is it or not.

Cross-examined. I never saw the inside of the letter. The prisoner did not tell me to keep it a secret-he never shewed me the contents of it; the prisoner said it was for Brown.

WILLIAM DEJEAN. I am a foreigner, and contract to convey persons to France (looks at the letter). This was brought to me by the last witness.

Cross-examined. Q. The direction is torn off - A. Yes, I put it in my pocket with other letters. I receive a great many letters - I know it to be the same by the contents; I tore the address off when I gave it to the boy. I believe the boy asked me for the letter he delivered to me in the name of Brown. I had no other of that name. I believe I asked him if it was the letter. I am certain it is the same by its contents-(read).

SIR,

As I understand you convey passengers who wish to visit France, and your charge is nine Napoleons; as business calls me there, I have no objection to agree to your proposition to carry me and a female, round by Calais to Cambray. Return an answer, with particulars, by the-bearer.

J. BROWN.

MARGARET LANDER . I have known the prisoner about a year, and have only received one letter from him-he was keeping me company; I was not about to be married to him. I do not know his hand-writing - I never saw him write. I never had it in contemplation to go to France-it never was proposed to me by any person - I never said so myself. I was examined before the Lord Mayor about this charge.

JOHN THOMAS BLOXHAM SYMMONDS . I am foreman to Mr. Davison, printer, Whitefriars. In August last the prisoner was in his employ-he keeps cash at Brooks's, in Chancery-lane, and at Messrs. Williams's and Co. - Mr. Atcheson is a customer of Mr. Davison's. He has paid us checks on his banker's. The prisoner has been employed to carry money to Messrs. Williams's, and to receive it also. From Mr. Atcheson's checks going through that house, the prisoner had the means of knowing that Messrs. Williams were also his banker's. The prisoner was taken up on the 2d of August. On that day I went to him in consequence of receiving a letter-he was then in Giltspur-street Compter. I asked him on what charge he was apprehended? he said, at dinner-time a man called at Mr. Davison's, and inquired if he was at home, saying he had 50l. to pay him, and asked who he was to leave it with? that he (the prisoner) told him there was no person to take it but himself, that the man said he must go with him into the city to get the check changed; that they went together-when they came near the banker's, the man gave the check into his hands, and while the man went to get a draught of porter, he was to get it cashed, and bring the man the money; and that on presenting it he

was told it was a forgery, in consequence of which he was apprehended. I asked him if he ever saw the man before? he said, No. His letter to me made the same statement. The Guide to Paris was printed at our office-the prisoner had an opportunity of seeing it, he would have to hang the sheets up to dry-there is a reference to Mr. Dejean, in the Haymarket. I do not know that the prisoner had any order from my master to go to Paris.

Cross-examined. This is the sixth edition of the Picture of Paris; many thousands persons might have the same knowledge of Mr. Dejean as the prisoner. It was not his employment to read. The prisoner had been in the office upwards of four years, andhad a very good character.

ANN BIRCH. I keep the Black-Boy public-house, at the end of Nicholas-lane, Lombard-street. On the 2d of August, about ten o'clock in the morning, several persons were in my passage - I cannot say whether any man dressed in a black coat, Wellington pantaloons, and boots, came there or not.

Prisoner's Defence. A man dressed in a black coat and blue pantaloons called at my master's, saying he wanted to pay 50l., and asked who he was to pay it to; I told him there was nobody but myself - He asked me to give the difference of the check, saying it was a very good one - He wished it was for a 1000l. After some persuasion, I consented to go with him to receive it at the banker's. As we went along, he said I was to go and receive it, while he went and had a drop of beer - I was told it was a forgery.

GUILTY . - DEATH Aged 24.

London Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-56

1163. JOHN VARTIE was indicted for that he, on the 8th of August last, did falsely make, forge and counterfeit a certain order for the payment of money, to wit, the sum of 400l. , as followeth:-

"20, Birchin-lane, London, Aug.7. 1817.

"Messrs. Williams, Moffatt, Burgess, and Williams, pay Messrs. Brenchley and Co., or bearer, Four Hundred Pounds.

"400l."R. MACE, Lieut."

with intent to defraud Robert Williams , William Moffatt , jun., William Hugh Burgess , and William Williams .

SECOND COUNT. For feloniously uttering and publishing as true, a like forged order, with the like intent, well knowing it to be forged.

THIRD AND FOURTH COUNTS. The same, only stating his intent to be to defraud John Brenchley , Charles Becket , and George Rich .

MR. GEORGE RICH. I am a banker at Gravesend, in partnership with John Brenchley, Charles Becket , and George Rich . The prisoner has been our clerk about a year and a quarter. On the 5th of August, I had occasion to give him directions to write a letter to Messrs. Williams's house, which he did, and brought the letter to me for my signature (looks at it) The words also, "Lieut. R. Mace, on his application for the same, 400l." was not there when I signed it-it is in the prisoner's hand-writing. Our house had no correspondence with Lieut. R. Mace. Messrs. Williams and Co. are our town correspondents. I had not given the prisoner authority todirect them to pay Lieutenant R. Mace 400l. When I went to the office on the 8th of August the prisoner was absent - We had not sent him any where; he never returned, until he was in custody.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. There is no other partner.

EDWARD SMEETHAM . I am clerk in the country department of Messrs. Robert Williams, William Moffatt, jun. William Hugh Burgess, and William Williams (looks at the letter). This letter came from Brenchley's house to our's, on the 8th of August. I believe a person came to our office in Birchin-lane on that day, and inquired of me whether we had an order from the Gravesend Bank to pay Lieut. R. Mace 400l.? - I believe the prisoner was the man - I will not positively swear to him; the order being quite fresh in my recollection, I said, yes, there was. I accordingly found the letter, and asked him if his name was Mace? he said, yes; I then filled up the body of a blank check, and gave it to him to put his signature to it, which he did (looks at it)-this is it. I took it back to compare it with the signature in the letter, found that they corresponded, and put my initials to it for it to pass to the cashier, or he would not pay it; I gave it back to the prisoner.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I gave it to him, supposing him to be Lieut. R. Mace. It would not have been paid, if I had not put my initials to it-it is an order for the cashier to pay it-(letter read).

"Gracesend Bank, Aug.7, 1817.

"To Messrs. Williams and Co.

"Gentlemen, I have to hand to your credit 154l. 19s. 7d..

"R. MACE, Lieut.

"Your's, &c.

"BRENCHLEY and Co.

"Please to pay E.F.Jaques 33l. 15s. 7d.

"Also, Lieut. R. Mace, on his application for the same, 400l.; his signature you have above."

(Check read. - See Indictment).

MR. GEORGE BISHOP. I was cashier in August last to Messrs. Williams and Co. (looks at the ledger). On the 8th of August last I paid to a check on account of Brenchley and Co, 400l. - in two notes, No. 11,282, 100l., and 6,786,300l. - we had no customer of the name of Lieut. R. Mace. I do not recollect the person to whom I paid it.

DANIEL BISHOP . I am an officer. In consequence of information which I received, I pursued the prisoner to Abbeville, in France, and apprehended him there. I told him he was charged with receiving 400l. from Messrs. Williams and Co. of Birchin-lane, on account of Messrs. Brenchley and Co., of Gravesend. He said he had received the 400l., and that they paid him a 300l. bank note,(I neither threatened nor persuaded him). I asked him where the notes were? he said he had changed the 300l. note at the Bank of England for small notes, and the 100l. note he had then in his possession, which he produced from his pocket-book. I searched his trunk, and found 200l. in 1l. and 2l. notes, and a gold watch, chain, and seals, which he said he purchased with part of the money (looks at the note). This is the 100l. note, No. 11,282; the rest of the money he said he had paid in post

chaise hire from London to Dover, and from Calais to Abbeville.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent, and leave it to my counsel.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 19.

Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury and prosecutors.

London Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18170917-57

1164. EDWARD COOKE was indicted for feloniously killing and slaying Eliza Redgrave , on the 17th of September .

SUSAN PITHOUSE. I live in Seacoal-lane. On the 17th of September, Mrs. Redgrave passed my window; she had a little girl, about two years and a half old, on her right hand - A dray was coming along, the horses were on a quick trot, and touched her arm-she was close to the window; the pavement is about a yard wide-the child was next the wheel; it turned the woman round. A girl brought the child in soon after, and gave it to me-it was very bloody.

CHARLOTTE EDWARDS. I lived with Mr. Pithouse. I came out, hearing a scream, and found the child lying on the ground with its head against the wheel-the dray was on the pavement-before I could get it up the wheel went against her head; I got under and pulled it out by its legs-it appeared to be dead.

PETER COLLINS . I was in Seacoal-lane, opposite Mrs. Pithouse's; I heard a scream, looked over, and saw some oyster shells fall from the window, and a woman under the hind wheel, I called to the driver to stop, which he did immediately; she was between the two wheels, and called out, "let me out;" I told her to get out behind, which she did. I saw the child bleeding on Mrs. Pithouse's arm.

JOHN WEBSTER. I was in Seacoal-lane, and heard the woman scream, the dray had stopped; the man held the horse by the head-if it had moved two or three inches further it would have been over the woman also. I saw the child brought out from under the dray.

JOSEPH WEBSTER. I was in Mr. Woodfall's printing-office, in Seacoal-lane, and saw the dray going fast down the lane; as it came towards Mrs. Redgrave's, she pushed the child towards Newcastle-street - the child slipped out of her hand and fell-its feet were off the curb, its head was on the pavement. The wheel went over the neck of the child, and a girl picked it up.

WILLIAM WOOD . I was in Newcastle-street, Seacoal-lane. I heard the dray coming along very heavy down the lane, the prisoner drove it, and another man sat on the shafts. I heard a scream, and saw the girl give the child to Mrs. Pithouse-it appeared lifeless.

ADOLPHUS FREDERICK MITRE. I am the surgeon of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. The child was brought there on the 17th of September, between twelve and one o'clock-it was dead. It had a severe fracture on the head. I have no doubt but that was the cause of its death.

Prisoner's Defence. I stopped the wheel as soon as possible.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.

Reference Number: t18170917-58

1165. JAMES BARNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of July , 22 yards of cotton, value 5l., and ten yards of calico, value 10s., the goods of Jacob Wilson , in his dwelling-house .

ALEXANDER NORTON. I am clerk to Mr. Jacob Wilson, who is an upholsterer , and lives at the corner of Wigmore and Welbeck-streets, in the parish of St. Marylebone . On 18th of July, about eleven o'clock, I received information, ran out of the shop, and saw two men walking very fast-one of them had something wrapped up in a great coat; I followed them, they turned down Wimpole-street, when they got to the middle of the street, one of them turned round and saw me following them, they immediately ran off to the corner of Henrietta-street. I saw the prisoner drop the two pieces of cotton - I was within ten yards of him; I am certain he is the man. I told Cockrain to pick them up, and I pursued. He ran through Cavendish-square into Oxford-street, down Shepherd-street, into a public-house there; I went in and found him hid behind the bar - I secured him; I never lost sight of him. He was about twenty yards off when I first saw him. Cockrain produced the cotton, which I knew to be Mr. Wilson's property-it is worth 5l.

CHARLES GODDARD . I am servant to Mr. Hepworth who is a stationer in Poland-street. On the 18th of July, I was passing Mr. Wilson's, and saw two men go into the shop, and take out the pieces of cotton; there was no person in the shop at the time - I do not know the men. I told Norton, and he pursued after them.

JOHN COCKRAIN. I am servant to Mr. Parwicke, in Welbeck-street. I heard Goddard give information as I stood by the shop - I saw no person come from the shop. I first caught sight of the two men at the corner of Wimpole-street - they had something wrapped in a great coat. I followed them, they turned round and saw us, and ran. I saw one of them drop a piece of cotton, I picked it up - I believe it was the prisoner; I saw his features. Norton followed him; the prisoner stopped in a very few minutes. I am certain the prisoner who was stopped is the man. I saw him run away - He was never out of my sight above five minutes. When he was stopped, he said it was not him. I asked him why he ran away if he did not commit the theft? I am certain he is the man.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. As I was going along, I pulled my coat and waistcoat off, it being hot weather; I heard the alarm, and ran after the man into a public-house - I staid there about ten minutes, and Norton came in and took me.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 20.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-59

1166. ELIZA BURLEIGH was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of September , four table-cloths, value 5l.; one sheet, value 3s.; one dress, value 2s.; one silver box, value 2s. 6d.; and seven pictures, value 3s., the goods of Samuel Fox , in his dwelling-house .

MRS. HANNAH FOX. I am the wife of Samuel Fox , we live in London-lane, Hackney ; the prisoner was employed in our house - She lived in London-fields. I missed the property at different times.

THOMAS MILLER. I am shopman to Mr. Wallace, who is a pawnbroker, in Tabernacle-walk. On the 25th of August the prisoner pledged a table-cloth at our house for 10s. in her own name.

WILLIAM SMITH. I am apprentice to Mr. Green, pawnbroker, in Kingsland-road. The prisoner pledged a tablecloth on the 20th of August with me, and on the 15th of August she pledged a shift at our house, in her own name.

WILLIAM ATFIELD. I am a constable. I took the prisoner into custody. I found a silver scent-box, a pack of cards, and a handkerchief at her lodgings. She said she was sorry, and begged forgiveness.

THOMAS MANT. I found the duplicates corresponding with the things at the prisoner's house.

Prisoner. I am very sorry for it.

GUILTY. Aged 29.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-60

1167. FRANCIS MACDONALD was indicted for feloniousl assaulting William Garrett on the King's highway, on the 12th of July , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will one watch, value 4l.; one chain, value 4s.; and one key, value 6d. , his property.

WILLIAM GARRETT. I live in Dock-street, Commercial-road. On the 12th of August, about ten o'clock at night, I had been to market; I was attacked at the end of Somerset-street, Whitechapel , by the prisoner and five others. The prisoner drew my watch out of my fob-one of the others shoved me behind; I called out, and Smith came to my assistance-Johnston and I secured the prisoner, the others ran away. It was done instantaneously; he struck me on the breast before he drew my watch out-the others tried to rescue him; he never got out of my sight.

GEORGE JOHNSON. I am a stationer, and live in Buckle-street, Red Lion-street, Whitechapel. I saw the prisoner and several others, one of them pushed Garrett behind; he was quite close to him; the prisoner gave him a blow on the breast and then took his watch; he turned round and was going to make his escape, I collared him; he dropped the watch; I caught it before it got to the ground; the others tried to rescue him. I kept my hold.

JOHN SMITH . I am an headborough I went towards the mob and saw the prisoners in Johnson and Garrett's custody - They tried to rescue him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 14.

Of Stealing from the Person only.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-61

1168. JOHN MASON was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of August , three watches, value 3l., three seals, value 2l., four spoons, value 8s., one broach, value 1l., one pair of sheets, value 15s., and one counterpane, value 10s.; the goods of Thomas Hodgkiss in his dwelling-house .

THOMAS HODGKISS. I rent a house in Charles-street, Long-acre, in the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields . The prisoner came to lodge in my first floor, which was furnished-these things are not part of the furniture-the prisoner left my lodging about half-past four o'clock in the afternoon on the 24th of August, he only came to lodge with me the Friday week before, at 3s., a week, he neither paid any rent nor gave any notice - I did not expect him to go - I was ill and went to bed. I missed the articles stated in the indictment, which are worth 6l., ten minutes after he was gone, out of the next room to the prisoner's, and I told Saunders. On the 4th of September, I saw the prisoner at Bow-street. The morning after he left I received a letter from him, inclosing the duplicates of the two watches and four spoons; I knew it to be his hand-writing, (read.)

MR. HODGKISS. I hope you will forgive me for the depredations I have committed, distress was the cause - I have sent you the duplicates and will send you the money to take them out as soon as it is in my power - I hope you will not take any means to recover, as you have known me so long.

To Mr. Hodgkiss. J.M.

GEORGE SAUNDERS . I lodge in the lower part of Mr. Hodgkiss's house - I saw the prisoner go out about ten minutes before Hodgkiss had found the robbery out; he had a parcel in his hand.

JOHN FRASER. I am an apprentice to Mr. Neal, who is a pawnbroker, in Bridge-road, Lambeth. On the 25th of August, about seven o'clock in the evening, a watch and seals was pledged with me for 2l., in the name of Powell, Friendly-place.

WILLIAM JONES. I am a shopman to Mr. Wright, Tothill-street, Westminster. On the 25th of August, a watch was pledged with me for 15s., by a person like the prisoner, in the name of Powell, High-street, Lambeth. I believe the prisoner to be the man.

SAMUEL SKELTON . I live with Mr. Essex in the Strand, I took two tea-spoons in pledge on the 25th of August, for 3s., the duplicate produced is our's.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I sent him the tickets, and meant to return the money as soon as I could.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 26.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-62

1169. HENRY CHRISTOPHER was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of August , one stove-grate, value 15s.; one copper, value 22s.; and 5 yards of floor-cloth, value 5s., the goods of George Wicks , in his dwelling-house .

GEORGE WICKS . I live in Gower's-walk, Whitechapel. I have an unoccupied house at Stepney; the copper was fixed. I had seen it safe three days before.

AMBROSE SAUBING. I live near Mr. Wick's house. On the 5th of August, about five o'clock in the morning, I was at my window and saw a woman go up to the door of his house, a copper was handed out to her by somebody within; in a few minutes after I saw the prisoner come out with a stove; I followed him to the Gun and Sword public-house, and then got an officer; the officer asked him whose it was, he said it was his-he said the copper was at his house-we could not find it there.

THOMAS GRIFFITH . I am an officer. I was sent for, and found the prisoner, with his wife, and another man at the public-house; he said the stove was his-and that his wife had taken the copper home as they were moving - I went home with him, when I got there, he said it was not his house. He denied having the floor-cloth - I took him back to the public-house and found the copper and floor-cloth there. I tried the copper to the place and it fitted. Wicks claimed them.

WILLIAM SHEPPARD . My father keeps the Sword public-house; the prisoner, with a stove on his shoulder, another man and a woman came in. I found the floor-cloth under their seat, nobody else had been there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw the things.

GUILTY. Aged 40.

Of Stealing only .

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-63

1170. THOMAS BURKE was indicted for stealing, on the 21st August , one handkerchief, value 5s.; the goods of Joseph Bligrove from his person .

Mr. JOSEPH BLIGROVE . I live in Queen Ann-street, Westminster. On the 21st of August, about twelve o'clock in the morning, I was looking at a print-shop in St. James's-street , and felt a person at my pocket and found my handkerchief gone-it was safe just before - I followed the prisoner up the street and saw him shift my handkerchief from one side of his person to the other - I laid hold of him and took him into a shop; he was searched and the handkerchief found on him; there was a man with him who I also suspected.

ABRAHAM PEMBERTON . I am an accountant. I was standing at the top of St. James's-street, the prosecutor brought the prisoner up and took him into a shop; I searched him and found the handkerchief in his bosom next his skin.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A boy put it there.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-64

1171. JAMES WALL was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of July , four bushels of wheat, value 40s. ; the goods of Thomas Knight .

THOMAS KNIGHT . I am a farmer at Edmonton, the prisoner worked for me about two years ago. On the 26th of July, between twelve and one o'clock at night Burgess called me up; I went to the barn with him; it is kept locked; I found the outer leaf of the door propped up, and heard somebody getting up to the top loft - We went in and found the prisoner in the middle of the barn, and two bushels of wheat in a strange sack in the yard; it was not there the night before; it had been emptied out of my sacks. The prisoner said he was very sorry.

JOHN BURGESS. I am servant to Mr. Knight, between twelve and one o'clock, I saw a light in the barn and called my master - We went there and saw the sack of wheat thrown out of the barn, and found the prisoner there.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-65

1172. JOHN ALLCOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of July , forty-six yards of gingham, value 2l.6s., the goods of Joseph Pearson , privately in his shop .

JOSEPH PEARSON . I am a linen-draper , and live in Beech-street, St. Luke's . On the 17th of July, about two o'clock, I was at dinner in my parlour which commands a view of the shop - I heard a noise of feet in the shop - I looked out and ran to the door and saw Levyson with the prisoner in custody-the gingham laid on the prisoner's feet, part of it was on his legs as if he had dropped it - I had seen this gingham safe on a pile of goods which stood in my shop, about four or five yards from the door, a few minutes before. I picked it up; it is worth 2l.6s.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I had left nobody in the shop-my parlour has a glass by which I can see into the shop - I did not see anybody; there were other persons in the parlour, they could not see into the shop. I sat opposite the glass.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MONTAGUE LEVYSON. I live opposite to Mr. Pearson. On the 17th of July,about two o'clock, I saw the prisoner come out of his shop with the gingham under his arm, trying to conceal it under his apron; I crossed over and secured him at the next door, several persons called out,"Stop Thief!" he immediately dropped the parcel; Mr. Pearson came out and took the gingham up.

Cross-examined. I did not see him in the shop.

Prisoner's Defence. I never had the things in my hand.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 17.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-66

1173. JAMES CROW was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Eliza Whyman , on the 21st of July , and stealing therein, six half-guineas,five seven-shilling pieces, and 6l., in monies numbered, her property .

ELIZA WHYMAN. I lived at West Leighton at the latter end of June. I leave my house always at eight o'clock in the morning. I do not know the day of the robbery. I missed eight or nine half-guineas and some seven-shilling pieces, which I kept in a drawer by my bed-side; I had not seen them safe for a fortnight or three weeks before; I saw some of them at Uxbridge, soon after the prisoner had been at work near my house. I lost the money at different times.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. The prisoner used to buy eggs of me.

WILLIAM LAKE . I am a linen-draper, and live at Uxbridge. On the 19th of July, I changed six half-guineas for the prisoner; the prosecutrix saw them afterwards and said she thought she could swear to one.

JOSEPH BATES. I am a brick-maker. In July last, the

prisoner lent me half-a-guinea, he afterwards gave me seven seven-shilling pieces to take care of for him.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18170917-67

1174. WILLIAM JACKMAN was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edmund Bailey , on the 16th of August , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein twenty-six live tame fowls, price 2l. 10s. , his property.

EDMUND BAILEY . I live at Millbank . On 16th of August when I got up I found my fowl-house broken open and twenty-six of my fowls gone; the fowl-house joins my dwelling-house. I saw them in the possession of Gillmore.

CALEB LIDFORD . I am a watchman. On the 13th of August about twelve o'clock, I saw the prisoner and three others by the house.

JAMES GILLMORE . I am an officer. On the 17th of August about seven o'clock I went to No 17, Pye-street, where the prisoner lives; I met him in the passage, and found nine fowls under the bed and feathers in the fire-place partly burnt; Mr. Bailey claimed them; the prisoner said he found them in a cart.

THOMAS COLEBY . On the 17th, I met the prisoner in Duck-lane, he knocked me down-several more came round and abused and beat me - I was obliged to let him he found go-my master secured him.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw them.

JACKMAN. I am the prisoner's father; he was in bed from ten o'clock at night until six o'clock next morning. I have no reason to believe he went out all night.

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Of stealing only .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Barrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-68

1175. THOMAS HOBBS was indicted breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Maria Lawless , about nine o'clock in the forenoon of the 18th of July (no person being therein), and stealing one gown, value 10s.; one ring, value 9s.; one string of beads, value 2s.; one book, value 7s.; one broach, value 6s., and 6s.ld. in monies numbered , her property.

MARIA LAWLESS. I go out to needlework . I lived in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch . I rented a room in an empty house, and nobody else lived there. On the 18th of July, ten minutes before nine o'clock in the morning, I went out, having double-locked the room door; I shut the street-door after me, and left the prisoner in the house-the owner of the house, who is his uncle, gave him leave to sleep in one of the empty rooms. About two o'clock the constable came for me, I came home, went up stairs, and found my room door broken open-Slack, the constable, had been up before; the screws were forced, and the box of the lock forced back; I looked into my boxes and cupboard, all the things were turned over, and the articles stated in the indictment gone. I saw them all again at Worship-street, except the money. The prisoner was not in the house when I returned - He had only been two nights in the house.

ROBERT SLACK . I am a headborough of Clerkenwell. On the 18th of July I saw the prisoner at the end of Rawstorne-street, opposite Islington-road, he was reading a duplicate; knowing him before, I watched him, and saw him go into a shop and buy some ham and bread, he came out, eat some of it, and threw the rest in the kennel, he then went and laid down on the steps of a door; I went up and asked him if he was out of work, he said, "Yes." I told him there was plenty of hay-making; he said he could get nothing to do. I asked him how long he had been out of work; he said, a great while, and that his uncle, who lived in Whitecross-street, kept him - He then said he lived in Coleman-street. I asked him if had a duplicate about him, he said, No; I said he had one; he said he had not, for he had given it to a boy named Gunn. I told him no boy had been with him since I saw him reading it, and that he had it about him; he said if he had it was nothing to me, I had no business with it; I pulled out my staff, and shewed it to him; he then said he had torn it and thrown it away - I told him to shew me where he threw it, he said he would when the crowd were gone; he took me to the place, where I found the duplicate torn in pieces; I endeavoured to collect them, but could only make out that it was something pledged for two shillings, and asked him what it was - He said it was a pair of gaiters. I told him he must go with me, and asked him if he pledged them, he said, No; I then asked him who did, he said a boy. I told him to come with me to the King's Arms public-house, in Rawstorne-street - as we went along he said he had seven pence, which he would give me to let him go. I searched him, and found a row of beads, a gold ring, an hymn book, and 7s. 2d. in money; I left him with Morgan while I took some more boys into custody, who were by; I was absent about half an hour, and when I returned he told me it was not a pair of gaiters that were pledged but a gown, which was pledged at Mrs. Nichols's, near Finsbury-square - I went there, produced the pieces of the duplicate, and got the gown; as I was taking him to the office, he said he had broken into a young woman's room, which she rented in his uncle's house, and took the property out; he then took a pocket-book out of his hat, and said, you may as well take this, as it cannot be worse than it is. I went to the prosecutrix's house about half-past two o'clock, found the outer door open, and went up to her room with a little girl who lived near, and found the screws of the lock quite wrenched from the woodwork-the box of the lock was quite loose. I saw the prosecutrix about three o'clock,she was not at home when I first went.

HENRY MORGAN . I am a watchman of Clerkenwell. On the 18th of July Slack left the prisoner in my charge, at the King's Arms in Rawstorne-street; he said they were not gaiters that he had pledged, but a gown - I said nothing to induce him to confess. I saw from the broken pieces of the duplicate that were found where the gown was pledged-it was at Mrs. Nicholls's; he said it was near Finsbury-square.

GEORGE LATTER . I am servant to Mrs. Nicholls, who is a pawnbroker, in the City-road, near Finsbury-square. On the 18th of July the prisoner pledged the stuff gown

at our house, between nine and twelve o'clock in the morning, Slack came and took it out. I have no doubt of his being the boy.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I have nothing to say.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 15.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.

Reference Number: t18170917-69

1176. MARY WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing' on the 15th of July , 18 yards of ribbon, value 7s., the goods of George Read and John Hitchcock , privately in their shop .

JOHN HITCHCOCK . I am a haberdasher , in partnership with George Read , we live in Whitechapel . On the 15th of July, the prisoner came into our shop and asked for some ribbon; I put the ribbon drawer on the counter, and went to the door to take some goods in, on my return she said there was none to suit her, and left the shop-after she was gone I missed a piece of ribbon, I did not see her take it. I went out, overtook her, and saw the ribbon hanging out of her pocket-handkerchief, which was in her hand; I brought her back and gave her in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never had it. He brought me back and found it on the counter, under my handkerchief, which I put there.

GUILTY. Aged 27.

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

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr.Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18170917-70

1177. JOHN HAYDON was indicted for feloniously assaulting Eliza Wilt , in a certain open place on the King's highway, on the 11th of September , putting her in fear, and taking from her person, against her will, six yards of cotton, value 20s.; one gown, value 20s.; one yard of linen, value 1s., and one handkerchief, value 6d. , her property.

ELIZA WILTS . On the 11th of September, about half-past nine o'clock in the morning, I was going along Islington-fields , with a bundle, which contained the articles stated in the indictment. I saw the prisoner coming towards me, as I got over the stile. He came up, and struck me on the pit of the stomach with one hand. He said nothing - He put his hand up my petticoats, and forced it up to my back. I did not know him before. He forced me on the ground-as he threw me down, the bundle slipped out of my hand, he immediately snatched it up and ran away. He offered me no other violence. I I cried out that there was a man coming, and called out murder! until assistance came, and followed him - He went towards Holloway; a person came up and stopped with me, and I followed him the best part of three fields. I saw my bundle again in half an hour in the officer's hands - I am positive the prisoner is the man; he was taken in half an hour-it was near Copenhagen House.

EDWARD COLLES . On the 11th of September, I was going to Copenhagen House about nine o'clock in the morning; I saw the prisoner loitering about the lane;I passed him, and walked some distance up the lane, and frequently looked after him; when I got into the fields I still saw him. I got over the ditch to go to Copenhagen House; when I got about a hundred yards from the field I heard the cry of murder! I called to some men - We all ran across the field, and saw him crossing Ring Common. I saw him before me for half a mile, and lost sight of him-Kempton followed him. I got sight of him again in a moment; he was secured in a garden. I saw him drop the bundle. I am sure heis the man.

WILLIAM KEMPTON . On the 11th of September I was in the fields, and heard the cry of murder! I went towards the cry, and saw the prisoner running with a bundle in his hand - He threw it down; I picked it up, and followed him, and saw him taken in Mr. Waterhouse's garden - He is the same man that dropped the bundle.

RICHARD KEMPTON. I was alarmed by the cry of murder, and went with my brother to the assistance of the prosecutrix. I staid by her, she was very much alarmed. I followed the prisoner, and took him in the garden.

ROBERT RALPH . I took the prisoner in the garden under a tree, and gave him to Richard Kempton .

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I committed the act in an unguarded moment-distress drove me to it.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 29.

First Middlesex Jury, before. Mr.Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-71

1178. ISRAEL LEVY was indicted for feloniously assulting James Mackay , on the King's highway, on the 11th of August , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, one jacket, value 3s.; one waistcoat, value 1s.; one handkerchief, value 4s.; one hat, value 1s.; and 2s. in monies numbered , his property.

JAMES MACKAY. I am a mariner , and live at Shadwell. On the th of August, about two o'clock in the morning I was going home; I was rather intoxicated,but knew what I was about. I was knocked down by two men, I could not see their faces; they took my jacket and waistcoat, handkerchief and stiffner, and hat off, and left me. I was stunned by the fall, and remained on the ground ten minutes. I was taken to the watch-house, and found the prisoner there, he had my waistcoat on. I described it to the watchman before I saw him; I told him there were four cards of address in it.

Cross-examined by MR.ADOLPHUS. I did not see their faces - He was wearing my waistcoat.

WILLIAM SUMMERS. I am headborough of St. George's in the East. About a quarter before two o'clock the prisoner was brought into the watch-house. I searched him, and found he had a waistcoat on over his own, and a great coat on over them. I locked him up. The prosecutor was brought in also, who said he was knocked down by two men and robbed of his straw hat, blue jacket and waistcoat, a silk handkercheif, and a stiffener. When I brought the prisoner out, he immediately said the waistcoat which he had on was his; he described it to me before he saw it, and said there was a blue ribbon and several cards of address of different persons in the pocket, mentioning their names. We pulled it off, and found the cards he mentioned and the ribbon.

Cross-examined. The prosecutor was rather in liquor, but knew what he was about. The prisoner was put in a place by himself; he could not have made way with the waistcoat.

JOHN PETERSON. I am a watchman. I was going my

rounds about ten minutes after two o'clock, and saw something lying on the ground; before I went up to it I stopped at the corner of Old Gravel-lane to have some coffee. I got more towards the end of the lane, and saw the prisoner and another man leave the thing and come towards me, but crossed on the other side from me. I let them pass, and found it was Mackay whom they came from. I had seen the prisoner about three times that night before Mackay was stripped; I asked him where his clothes were? In consequence of what he said, I went after the men; I missed them for about five minutes, and was told two men were gone towards St. George's watch-house. I followed, and came up with the prisoner - the other man was on the other side of the way. The prisoner had the stiffener in his hand; I took him to the watch-house; he dropped it at the door - I picked it up. I then went and brought Mackay in; he described the waistcoat very particularly before he saw it; it was taken off the prisoner - He had two waistcoats on, his coat was open

Cross-examined. Q. When you first saw Mackay was he stripped - A. I was about twenty steps from him. I saw two men moving about him. I thought he was drunk. As soon as I began to call the hour they left him.

WILLIAM SUMMERS . When the prosecutor came in he was rubbing his eye-it was red the next day.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I got drunk and lost my way. I met a man, who said he was in distress, and I bought the waistcoat of him for 2s. I found the stiffener in the pocket; I told him of it, he told me to keep it. When the watchman came up he ran away.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 28.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-72

1179. JAMES JONES was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Mills , on the 10th of September , with intent to steal .

GEORGE MILLS . I live in New Gravel-lane . On the 10th of September, at three o'clock in the morning, I was called up, and found the prisoner in my cellar; he had got in through a hole in the flap, which had been left open. There was nothing broke.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18170917-73

1180. HANNAH TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May, 1814 , one pair of sheets, value 15s; one table-cloth, value 30s.; 12 napkins, value 8s.; and 10 yards of sheeting, value 10s., the goods of James Crook , in his dwelling-house .

The property not being produced, and there being no evidence but that of an accomplice, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-74

1181. HANNAH TAYLOR was again indicted for stealing, on the 14th of August, 1814 , one pair of snuffers and stand, value 4s. , the goods of Thomas Crook .

SARAH MARRIAGE . About the 14th of August, 1814, the prisoner gave me the snuffers to pledge at Mr. Delaney's; she said they were Mr. Crook's. I did so, and gave the money to Mr. Roberts for the prisoner - I gave the prisoner the duplicate.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. She said they were Mr. Crook's. I did not know whether she stole them, or not; she was not ill at the time. I did not tell of it till it was found out.

JOSEPH DELANEY . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Rotherhite. The snuffers and stand were pledged with me in September, in the name of Hannah Taylor ; I do not know who pledged them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-75

1182. SAMUEL ARNOLD was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of August , three 10l., six 5l., and four 1l. bank notes; and seven promissory notes for the payment of 5l. each , the property of Antony Harding , John Howell , Thomas Ashley , and Isaac James .

JAMES LIBERTY . I am clerk to Messrs. Thomas Ashley , Antony Harding, John Howell , and Isaac James . I gave the prisoner three 10l. six 5l., and four 1l. Bank of England notes, and five 5l. country notes, on Saturday, the 9th of August, about twelve o'clock, to pay them into the banker's, Messrs. Williams and Co. He had lived seven years with us.

DANIEL BISHOP . On the 14th of August I apprehended the prisoner at Bristol. I told him what it was for. He said he had bought a quantity of dollars in Cornhill; I found 178 on him, and some plate. He said he had changed the notes for smaller ones. I found twenty-nine 1l. notes on him - I found him within six miles of the British Channel. He said he took some plate out of pledge with the money. He said the small notes were part of the produce of them; I also found a gold watch on him.

Prisoner. I am guilty.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-76

1183. SARAH HASE was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of July , four handkerchiefs, value 6s. , the goods of Jesse Nolden and Samuel Beach .

JESSE NOLDEN . I am a linen-draper , in partnership with Samuel Beach, we live in Grafton-street, Soho. On the 28th of July, the prisoner came to our shop, and bought two nails of leno; while I was putting it up, I saw her putting something under her apron. I followed her out, and found the handkerchiefs on her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-77

1184. WILLIAM SCARNELL was indictedfor stealing, on the 9th of July , five spoons, value 16s., and one pair of sugar-tongs, value 4s. , the goods of James Frath .

ALEXANDER PITT. I am a gardener, and live at Hammersmith . On the 9th of July, I came from my kitchen, and found the prisoner in my passage. He asked if Mr. Jones lived there. I told him, No - He went out. Seeing the parlour-door open, I called to him, he went on; he saw me following him, and ran off. He was stopped and brought back; he begged for mercy. I found three teaspoons in his hat, and saw the man who brought him back take the sugar-tongs from him, and a table-spoon.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-78

1185. ANN WEDGWOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of July , two glass cruets, value 2s., and two cruet tops, value 1s. , the goods of Thomas Holden .

FRANCES HOLDEN . I am the wife of Thomas Holden, who is a publican in Great Russel-street, Bloomsbury ; the prisoner was our chairwoman , in January last I missed my cruets, and in July last, from information which I received, I went to her lodgings, and found my property.

SAMUEL ROBERTS . I am a constable. I went to the prisoner's lodgings and found the property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-79

1186. WILLIAM WELLS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of August , one quart pot, value 1s. 3d. , the goods of James Rowsel .

CHARLES MATTHEWS . I am a coach-builder, On the 19th of August, I saw the prisoner and two others go up to Mr. Rowsel's rails; the prisoner took the pot and put it in his hat.

JAMES ROWSEL , I am a publican, and live in Palmer-street, Marylebone. I received information, went out,and saw the prisoner with two other boys. The prisoner had the pot in his hat under his arm.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-80

1187. MACDONALD SMITH , THOMAS GUTTER-IDGE , SOPHIA MEYERS ,and MARY TURTON were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Smith , about two in the night of the 13th of July , with intent to steal, and bruglariously stealing therein, three spoons, value 1l.; one glass,value 1s.; 6lbs. of bacon, value 2s.; 26 shirts, value 2l.; three shifts, value 3s.; seven petticoats, value 7s.; three frocks, value 3s.; one habit-shirt, value 1s.; one veil, value 2s.; one pair of trowsers, value 6d.; eight handkerchiefs, value 5s.; one apron, value 6d.; two bed-gowns, value 1s., eight caps, value 2s.; one pocket,value 6d.; four pinafores, value 2s.; and five pair of stockings, value 5s., his property; one hat, value 2s., the goods of William Fry ; and one tea-caddy, value 2s. , the goods of Mary Ann Hill .

MR. THOMAS SMITH . I keep an academy at Gordon House, Kentish-town, in the parish of St.Pancras .

ELIZA BELL . I am servant to Mr. Thomas Smith . On the 13th of July I went to bed between ten and eleven o'clock, and secured the back and front doors; I did not look at the windows; I was the last up. About three o'clock in the morning, I was alarmed by my fellow-servant, she was up before me. I went down below, and found the shoe-room window, which looks into the backyard, open-it was day-light; I missed the articles stated in the indictment out of the laundry, which communicates with the shoe-room. I had seen them safe the night before.

MR. THOMAS SMITH re-examined. The house appeared to have been entered by putting the sash of the shoe-room window down; I observed it at three o'clock in the morning. I do not know whether it was fastened the overnight or not; there were no marks of violence on it. There is a private bolt, which goes across the laundry-door-it goes by the kitchen-door, through the wall, into the laundry-door; it is impossible for any one to enter the laundry without getting the bolt out. I found the crossbolt on the ground in the kitchen-the kitchen and laundry-doors were open, and one of the back-doors, which goes out of the laundry. We were not alarmed till the servants came down in the morning to wash. Mr. Fry is one of my assistants. All the things were taken out of the laundry. The property was worth four or five pounds at the lowest.

NEHEMIAH SMITH. On the 13th of July, between four and five o'clock in morning, I was coming-from Kentish-town to Covent-garden-market, and met Mr. Smith's son, he told me if I met the prisoner (he described Macdonald Smith), to apprehend him; about half-past seven o'clock, as I returned from Covent-garden, I met the prisoners, Gutteridge and Smith, at the end of Pancras-street, Tottenham-court-road, each of them had a bundle - I stopped my cart, got down, and asked Smith what he had got in the bundle? he said he had his clothes. I told him they were stolen, and he was my prisoner, and I must apprehend him. He attempted to run away; I overtook. and secured him with the bundle. Gutteridge ran away with his bundle. As I was taking him to the watch-house, I met Squib. We took him to a public-house, and took two silver table-spoons, one tea-spoon, a knife, a rummer, and the hat-lining from his pocket.

GEORGE SQUIB . I am the watch-house-keeper. On the 13th of July, I was in Tottenham-court-road about half-past seven o'clock in the morning; I saw a crowd at the end of Pancras-street, I went up, and found Smith had the prisoner, Macdonald Smith, in custody, with a bundle - I took charge of him, and as soon as I got hold of him he shifted about, as if he wanted to get rid of something. I took him to a public-house, and found two table-spoons and one tea-spoon in his breeches-pocket, and a glass and a hat lining in his coat-pocket.

JAMES LEGGAT . I am a tailor. On the 13th of July, I was returning from the city to Kentish-town about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, and met the prisoners,

Smith and Gutteridge, with each a bundle in their arms, and Smith had a hat in his hand - I knew nothing of the robbery - They passed me and walked on-when I got to Kentish-town I met the officer, Smith, he gave me information - I told him what I had seen and went in pursuit of the prisoners, we met Mr. Nehemiah Smith who said he had taken one; I returned to the public-house and could not find Gutteridge; the prisoner, Smith, told us at the watchhouse where to find the bundle - I went to a field at the back of Mr. Smith's house, and found a bundle secreted in a hollow tree as he had directed us, it was not either of the bundles which I had seen on the prisoners before.

WILLIAM JEFFERSON . I am an officer. From information which I received, I went to No. 1, New-street, St. Giles's, and found the prisoner, Gutteridge, there, he had a hat on his head and a handkerchief in it-there was another hat on the chair, and an empty bag in his pocket-there were two hats in the room - I asked him which was his, he said the one he had on - I took him to the office, leaving Morris in the room - I returned again and found the prisoner, Turton, there; and while I was searching the room the prisoner, Meyers, came in; Morris searched her and took a duplicate from her; and found a child's spencer, a pair of stockings, and an handkerchief in a box which Turton said was her box; I told her what I was looking for, she said she had no more of the property, I asked her what she had done with it, she said she sold it to a woman at a public-house-door, and she did not know who she was - I asked her what she had done with the money she said she bought some bacon and greens; I afterwards heard some bacon had been stolen from Mr. Smith's, I went back to the lodgings and brought the bacon away, and found a pair of shoes and gaiters in the room which the prisoner, Smith, said were his; as Meyers was being searched she took the duplicate out and put it on the table.

BENJAMIN MORRIS. On the 14th of July, I went with Jefferson to No. 1, New-street, St. Giles's, and apprehended Gutteridge there - I staid there while Jefferson took him to the office-the two female prisoners came in - I found a duplicate in Meyers's hand - She said it was for a shirt which she had pledged.

JOHN MURRAY. I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner, Meyers, pledged a boy's shirt, for 2s.6d., at our house on the 13th of July.

WILLIAM FRY . I am assistant to Mr. Smith. I missed my hat the same morning - I am certain all was safe the overnight in the passage-the lining of the hat is mine, the hat found is also mine, the lining is cut out of it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUTTERIDGE'S Defence. I was going to work and found them in the fields.

SMITH'S Defence. It is as he has said, I gave the shirt to Meyers thinking it belonged to Gutteridge.

SMITH - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 19.

GUTTERIDGE - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 19.

MEYERS- NOT GUILTY .

TURTON- NOT GUILTY .

Of stealing in the dwelling-house, but not of the burglary .

Recommended to mercy.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.

Reference Number: t18170917-81

1188. HENRY TOWNSEND was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of August , 1lb. of cotton thread, value 6s., the goods of David Goodwin privately in his shop .

DAVID GOODWIN . The prisoner is not the boy.

ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-82

1189. GEORGE NICHOLLS was indicted for feloniously assaulting William Ganes on the King's highway, on the 6th of July , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one 2l., and one 1l., bank note , his property.

WILLIAM GANES. I am a broker , and live in Osborn-street, Whitechapel, about ten o'clock on the 6th of July I was at the corner of thestreet, five or six men surrounded me, knocked me down and took my watch and money from me; I had seen the prisoner standing with the men before they surrounded me; I got up and saw the prisoner running - I described him to the officers; he was taken ten days after; I lost the articles stated in the indictment; I had been drinking, but was sober.

JOHN SMITH . I am a constable. The prosecutor described the prisoner to me; I took him.

Prisoner's Defence. He said he could not swear to me.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-83

1190. CHARLES BROOKS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of July , in the dwelling-house of John Sowerby , 9l. 16s. 6d., in monies numbered. and three 2l. and thirtynine 1l. bank notes , his property.

JOHN SOWERBY. I am a butcher and live in George-street, Portman-square; in July, 1816, I had a public-house in Goodge-street, Tottenham-court-road , James Barber and Sarah Sowerby managed it for me, the prisoner was servant there at sixteen guineas a-year; he came to me in February 1816, he was then in great distress; from his appearance of dress afterwards I told him he was very extravagant, he said every thing was paid for-this was in July last; on the 18th., from suspicion which I had, he was apprehended; I told him I understood he was bargaining for a hackney-coach for 50l., and asked him how he got the money, he said he had not half the amount, we asked him for the notes, he said he had changed them into silver, his box was searched and 9l., in silver found there, we asked him at the watchhouse if he had any money about him, he said he had not got any at all, we found thirty-nine 1l., and three 2l., notes on him.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. I had given him 1l., I always paid him quarterly.

CHARLOTTE INMAN . I assisted at the public-house, I always mark the notes that I take, (looking at them,) here is one marked Metcalf, 21-1, and another Shipley, 30-12, another Foster, 30-12, meaning the 30th day of December, they are dated 1816-the prisoner had access to the till - We settled with Mr. Sowerby twice a week.

Cross-examined. I only know three of them.

JAMES BARBER . I was servant at the house. About four weeks before the prisoner was taken, I talked to him about his extravagant dress, his great coat was lined throughout with silk.

SOWERBY re-examined. I parted with the money as

soon as I received it - I paid the prisoner four guineas on the 1st of January, 1817, the note received in December could not have been among them.

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Of Stealing only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-84

1191. THOMAS WHITE was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of August , two copper-plates, value 5l. , the goods of Thomas Sylvester .

WILLIAM READ . I am a copper-plate printer, and live in Maiden-lane, Covent-garden , the prisoner lodged with me - He left me on the 9th of August, I missed the plates - I saw him in custody on the 20th, I charged him with taking them, he said he had only taken one picture and pledged it with Mr. Bennet.

THOMAS BENNET . I am a pawnbroker, and live in St. Giles's, a large picture was pledged with me, I do not know who brought it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18170917-85

1192. WILLIAM VARNHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of August , one bible, value 8s. ; the goods of William Goodrich .

WILLIAM GOODRICH . On the 14th of August, I lost my bible from off my drawers, and found it on the 19th at a book-shop.

JOSEPH STOCKTON. On the 19th of August, I met the prisoner and bought the duplicate of the bible of him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-86

1193. RICHARD FREEMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of July , two curtains, value 20s. , the goods of William Townsend , Esq.

ELIZA BABB . I am servant to William Townsend . On the 5th of July the curtains were lost from the summer-house in the garden at Tottenham .

JAMES STEPHENS . I am a patrol. On the 5th of July, about three o'clock in the morning, I met the prisoner and another man in Dean-street, Soho, I asked him what he had in his bundle, he said it was nothing to me, he ran away - I secured the other, Adams stopped him-the bundle contained two curtains - We could not find who they belonged to and the men were discharged. I took the prisoner again on the Saturday following. I am certain he is the man.

JAMES ADAMS . I am constable of the night, and secured the prisoner on the 6th of July. I am certain he is the man.

RICHARD EALING . I saw the prisoner and another man together, and am positive he is the same man.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-87

1194. REBECCA SMITH and SARAH DAVIS were indicted for stealing, on the 5th of September , from the person of Alexander Mackay , one broach, value 18s., and one 10l. bank note , his property.

ALEXANDER MACKAY . I am a mariner . On the 4th of September, about ten o'clock at night, I went with the prisoner, Smith, to a house in Wellclose-square kept by the prisoner, Davis, I got up between six and seven and missed her, and my 10l. note and broach out of my coat-pocket, which hung on the chair - I called the prisoner, Davis, up and told her - She said she knew nothing of it - I got an officer-and about ten o'clock I saw Miller take my broach from the prisoner, Davis, which was marked. While he was searching Smith, Davis was trying to put something into the lacing of her boot, the officer took it out of her hand, it was my 10l. note. She seemed confused.

SAMUEL MILLER . I took the prisoners into custody. Mackay has spoken correctly. Smith told the magistrate that she took it, being in distress, and gave it to Davis.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Six Months .

DAVIS - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-88

1195. THOMAS SKINNER was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of September , one bushel of oats, value 6s. , the goods of William Amory .

MR. WILLIAM AMORY. I live at Clapton. A man named Loveday, came into my employ in November 1815 or 1816 - I laid in fifteen quarter of oats-they went very quick, I told Loveday of it, I found the remainder lasted much longer in proportion - I discharged him. He afterwards applied to me for a character, which I refused-some time after he gave me some information about the oats. The prisoner was my gardener. I suppose I lost three or four sacks of oats.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. I did not see the oats delivered; other people had access to the stable.

JOHN LOVEDAY . On the 17th of September, I was Mr. Amory's servant. The prisoner applied to me several times for oats, saying, he used to get them from the other servant. In October he asked me again for some, I let him have them-he took them away in a sack-he gave me money sometimes for them. Wright passed by once when he was paying me.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. Some of the servants kept rabbits - I never asked Mr. Amory for a character. I did not tell of it to get a character, but because I repented.

WILLIAM WRIGHT . I am hostler at the White-horse, just by the prosecutor's, I have seen the prisoner pass through the stable-yard with an empty sack and return with about a bushel of something in it, and have seen money pass between him and Loveday.

JOHN ARMSTRONG . I apprehended the prisoner, he said he had borrowed the oats, and paid the servant for them.

Prisoner's Defence. I paid him for them.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18170917-89

1196. SAMUEL BARBER was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of August , four dozen bunches of artificial flowers, value 4l. 16s.; and one dozen long wreaths of artificial flowers, value 30s. , the property of Thomas Kelly .

THOMAS KELLY . I live in Dean-street, Holborn. In consequence of a recommendation from a woman of the name of Isaacs, I waited on the prisoner in July with some patterns of flowers, at Langbourn-chambers, Fenchurch-street, I found the prisoner there and a clerk writing at the desk; I shewed him some flowers, having a note of introduction from Isaacs; he asked what quantity I could get done for him by Saturday - He asked if I could get 20l. worth, I said I could not, but would get as many ready as I could-the agreement was for ready money. He said I must make haste with them as he should have an order for 90l. worth next week - I told him I was a poor man and could not go on without the money, he said I should receive the money immediately I brought home the goods. I went home and prepared them; I got the articles to make them which came to 6l.6s. On the Saturday at eleven o'clock he sent me a letter, stating, that he should feel obliged by my sending them in an hour or two, as the ship was to go down the river to-morrow morning, and the package must be at the water-side before half-past two, to be shipped by four o'clock; he called himself about an hour after, and asked me if I had received the letter, I said I had - He wanted to know if the goods were ready, I said I was packing them - He went away - I told him I would be at his chambers as soon as him - I got there first with them, about ten o'clock, my wife was with me-the flowers were in my boxes - I was to have the boxes returned-the prisoner came in about half an hour after-as he went into the office he made a motion, and said he would speak to me directly; he came out upon the landing-place to me - I had left the flowers and boxes in the office - He pulled out his pocket-book and took out a note, and said he was going to his banker's in Chancery-lane, to get, cash for the note, saying, it was for 100l. and told me to wait till four o'clock, when he would return and pay me. I waited in the neighbourhood till four, and went there but he had not returned; I staid till nine o'clock, he never returned. On the Monday at six o'clock in the morning I went again - I got admission at nine and found the clerk there, I staid till three o'clock in the afternoon, but could not see him, or either get the flowers or money; I got a constable who found the prisoner - I took him before a magistrate. The next day he was examined; after that my flowers were produced to me by the officer, they were very much injured.

Cross-examined by MR. REYNOLDS. He told me it was a 100l. bank of England note - I saw the figures 100 on it.

Q. Did you ever see the figures 100 on a bank note - A. I do not know - He was to pay me at four o'clock - I did not ask him for 2l. on account - I do not give credit - I could not.

MARY KELLY. I am the wife of Thomas Kelly. I went with him, the prisoner said he should be paid by half-past four o'clock; he had a 100l. check or note, he said he was going to send to his banker's in Chancery-lane, and would pay at half-past four.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. They were to be paid for on delivery.

THOMAS WHITEHORN. I keep the Angel, public-house, in Fenchurch-street. On the Saturday before the prisoner was apprehended he came to my house at seven o'clock in the evening, and stopped until near eleven-he had 6s.9d. to pay - He said he had no cash; I told him he ought to be ashamed of himself to come to a house and not be able to pay so small a reckoning; he said he would call next morning at ten o'clock and pay it, but he did not. He came to me in my yard, and asked me to lend him a little cash, saying, he had nothing but a 100l. note about him; I told him if it was 100l. note, although it was late I could get it changed; he then pulled out his pocket-book, and told me it was 100l. bill, payable in ten days - I told him I was astonished at him. He asked me to advance him a little cash.

ANTHONY HARRISON . I am an officer. On the 4th of August I apprehended the prisoner at the Cock in Leadenhall-street. The next morning at the Mansion-House, a little boy, named Isaacs, came to ask for him; from information which I received I went to his chambers on the Sunday, and found four dozen and ten flowers, laying in a chest on a chair-the boxes were down stairs; we got the key from Isaacs.

WILLIAM BROWN . I am porter at Langbourn Chambers. The day after the prisoner was taken up I saw his clerk bring the trunk to his chambers, about ten o'clock.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-90

1197. ESTHER PAGE was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of August , one shirt, value 2s., and three pair of stockings, value 3s. , the goods of Benjamin Tapling .

MARY HOLDGATE . I am servant to Benjamin Tapling . On the 9th of August the prisoner came to see me, and stopped with me until the 31st, as my master and mistress were out of town; she brought a bunch of keys with her, she used to carry them about with her - She said they belonged to some of her boxes in the country; on Monday the 25th, she said she had lost the keys; on the 26th she brought a band-box nearly full of her clothes, and the next morning she packed it up - She saw me looking at her-and said that dirty linen would not lay so close as clean, as she could not easily get all the things in; she took it away on the 31st, and left the house for good at ten o'clock the same night; in about a quarter of an hour after she was gone, I missed the property. I got an officer and went to her lodgings, we found one pair of my mistresses stockings there - We lost a great many more articles.

MARTHA SAYER. I live at Battle-bridge, and buy old clothes, the prisoner sold me a shirt for 2s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GEORGE ROBINSON . I am an officer. On the 31st of August I searched the prisoner's lodgings - She showed me the things herself - I took her into custody, and the next day I went back and found the stockings.

Prisoner's Defence. She accuses me to extricate herself; serveral people were at the house besides me.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-91

1198. THOMAS FOWLER was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of July , twelve sheets, value 3l.; one shirt, value 2s.; three gowns, value 4s.; three shifts, value 9s.; six towels, value 12s.; three table-cloths, value 12s.; ten pillow-cases, value 10s., and one petticoat, value 6d., the goods of Solomon Young , in his dwelling-house .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-92

1199. CHARLOTTE PUNCH was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of August , three shirts, value 6s.; one shift, value 1s., and one piece of flannel, value 1s. , the goods of Catherine With .

CATHERINE WITH. I am a laundress , and live at Marylebone . On the 9th of July I found the prisoner behind my wash-house door, rolling up the articles stated in the indictment, which she had taken from the further end of the kitchen.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-93

1200. MARY JENKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of August , three frocks, value 2s., and 12 yards of cotton, value 12s. , the goods of Richard Davis .

RICHARD DAVIS . The prisoner was my servant ; I left her in my house while I went to Southend. I returned on the 16th of August, and missed the things-she had left the house and locked the room up.

SAMUEL PLANK . I took her into custody; she gave me the duplicates, by which I found the property.

DAVID PERRYMAN . I am a pawnbroker. On the 12th of August the prisoner pledged the property with me, in the name of Smith.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-94

1201. MARY BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of August , 180 yards of cotton, value 10l., the goods of Thomas Standley , privately in his shop .

THOMAS STANDLEY . I am a linen-draper , and live in King-street, in the parish of St. Paul, Covent-garden . On the 11th of August, at half-past twelve o'clock in the day, I was quite alone in my shop, the cotton was in the shop, about half a yard from the door, on a board; I did not see the prisoner in the shop; the prisoner was brought to my house by Nicholson, with the cotton - I did not miss it before.

MARY NICHOLSON . On the 11th of August, about half-past twelve o'clock in the day, I met the prisoner in King-street, about three doors from Mr. Standley's, with some cotton under her cloak, which did not quite conceal it, the bundle being very large; I went to Mr. Standley, and asked him if had lost any thing; I told him of my suspicion, and went away. As I crossed Henrietta-street I saw her again, asking a woman to assist her in covering the cotton over; I went and told her she had stolen the things, and to take them back to where she took them from; she said,

"Hush, never mind that, come with me, and you and I will settle it." I told her she should go with me, and took her back. She carried the bundle into the shop.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 43.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-95

1202. CHARLES ALLEN was indicted, for that he about twelve o'clock in the night of the 16th of August , being in the dwelling-house of Henry Miles , did steal therein, one cask, value 2s., and three gallons and a half of spruce beer, value 1l. 4s., and did then burglariously break and get out of the same .

HENRY MILES. I live in Brick-lane , and am a publican . On Saturday the 16th of August, at nine o'clock in the evening, the prisoner was at my house; I shut up at twelve o'clock - He and several more staid in the house until I began to clear it, and fastened one of the doors which leads into Hare-street - both doors go into the same passage;-next morning I missed the barrel of spruce beer out of the passage. About three days after the prisoner came to my house again, and said I had been giving him a bad character, as I had reported that he took the peppermint away - I told him it was Dantzic spruce. He said it should be made good; I asked him how his breeches got stained, he said he had been drinking spruce. I told him I thought it was mine, and gave him in charge.

JOHN GRIFFITH . I took the prisoner into custody. He asked what it came to, and he would settle it.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-96

1203. WILLIAM JAMES SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of July , one pair of breeches, value 7s., the goods of Benjamin Lyons , privately in his shop .

BENJAMIN LYONS . I am a salesman , and live in Holywell-street; on the 31st of July the prisoner and his brother, came to my shop - He bought his brother a jacket and went out - I missed nothing. On the Wednesday after his brother was taken up, Gorton came to me, I went to the watch-house with him, and found the prisoner there with my breeches on.

JOSEPH SMITH . I am the prisoner's brother; he bought me a jacket and a waistcoat at Lyons's shop - I paid for them; as we were going home, he shewed me the breeches, and said he took them from the shop.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them of a Jew.

NOT GUILTY.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-97

1204. CHARLOTTE WRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of July , four gowns, value 15s.; two shawls, value 2s., and one handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of Soloman Soloman , privately in his shop .

MARY SOLOMAN . I am the wife of Soloman Soloman, who is a saleman on Saffron-hill , the things were in my shop window on the 25th of July, at three o'clock; the prisoner came into the shop and inquired for the lodger-she went up to her; I was by myself in the shop and fell asleep. I did not see her afterwards. I missed the things about an hour after.

ANN WATSON . I live opposite to Mr. Soloman. On the 25th of July, about five o'clock, I saw the prisoner come out of the shop with a bundle, she went about three doors off, returned, went in again, and came out with another bundle - She dropped a gown out. I went and found Mrs. Soloman asleep in the shop.

WILLIAM WILLIAMS . I am a pawnbroker, and live on Saffron-hill. On the 25th of July, the prisoner pledged the things at my house - They are worth 5s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 21.

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

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-98

1205. SAUNDERS WILLIAM PACK was indicted for that he, about nine in the night of the 16th of August , being in the dwelling-house of Ann Noble , widow, did steal therein 13 silver spoons, value 1l. 3s., and six 1l. Bank of England notes, her property; and having committed the said felony, then and there (to wit) about the said hour of nine in the night of the same day, burglariously did break and get out of the said dwelling-house ; and WILLIAM PACK was indicted for feloniously receiving, harbouring, and maintaining the said Saunders William Pack , well-knowing him to have committed the said burglary and felony .

ANN NOBLE. I am a widow , and live in Gloucester-street, Hoxton, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch . I am a green-grocer -the prisoner, Saunders William Pack , was an acquaintance of mine. On Saturday, the 16th of August, between nine and ten o'clock at night, he went through my shop into the parlour, and staid there about half an hour - I was busy in the shop; it was dark-my candles were lit. In about half an hour he came through the shop and went ou - I noticed his looking very pale-the shop-door was open; I did not speak to him. I keep my notes and money in a trunk in my bed-room, which is on the first-floor, over my parlour. He came from the parlour through the shop; there is a door opens out of my parlour into the passage, and up to the bed-room-there is only a latch to the door; he had nothing about him. He went out between nine and ten o'clock-two of my children were in the parlour with him; one of them is nine, and the other fourteen years old. I saw them both asleep in the parlour while he was there-one of them goes early to market with me. I went up to bed about half-past twelve o'clock, and missed my trunk out of the bedroom. I had seen it safe in the morning - I was at home all day. The trunk was locked, and contained six 1l. notes, thirteen silver tea and salt-spoons, different writings, and linen; I had the key down stairs with me. My bed room door was not locked. I have no lodgers.

AMOS BARNES . I am Mrs. Noble's porter. On the 16th of August, between nine and ten o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner, Saunders William Pack , go through the shop, he looked very pale-it was quite dark - I saw nothing with him; I saw him go down Gloucester-street. Soon afterwards I went up stairs, through the parlour, and as I came down, I found the private street - door open-it is usually shut and chained. I had seen it chained the day before-it is never opened but for my mistress to go to market; I told Mrs. Noble that it was open-this was about nine or ten o'clock; she then went up stairs.

ANN NOBLE re-examined. I did not observe the door until I was told it was open. We never use it, except on a Sunday; I go out that way to market, and leave it unchained. The servant fastens it when she comes down.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am the watchman of the liberty of Holywell, in Shoreditch. On Sunday morning, the 17th of August, at two o'clock, the prisoner, William Pack (who is a spare watchman on duty also), came and told me his brother had committed a robbery the night before; that he had stolen a portmauteau from behind a post-chaise. I asked him what it contained? he said several notes, silver spoons, napkins, and papers, and that they had bought a watch with the notes at Mr. Lormier's, in Shoreditch; and they had passed the notes in the name of Bailey. He went to his duty, returned at four o'clock, and told me the same story. I asked him if there were any initials on the spoons? he said there was S.H. At five o'clock I came off duty, and told Gibbs of it; we then informed Sorry, the headborough, and all three of us went to Saunders William Pack's master's house, in Gloucester-street, where he lived. This was on Sunday, it was about a quarter after five o'clock. We did not like to alarm the house, and went to William Pack 's house, in a court in Shoreditch, and found him quarrelling with his mother, up stairs - He was called down. As soon as he saw us, he said he knew our business, and that he would go and drown himself, as his brother should not be hung through him - He ran away. I staid to see that nothing was removed from the house. Afterwards Gibbs went and took Saunders William Pack into custody; they returned with him, and went up stairs - I waited below. Sorry discharged him, finding nothing on him.

WILLIAM GIBBS . I am a watchman. On the 17th of August, as I came off duty, William Pack said he was very unhappy; I asked him why? he said his brother had cut a portmanteau from behind a post-chaise. He then went into a liquor-shop with several others - I did not go in; it was between five and six o'clock. I and Smith went and told Sorry, the headborough, and all three went to Gloucester-street after the prisoner, Saunders William Pack. It being very early, we returned to William Pack 's mother's house; he was quarrelling with some person up stairs. I told Sorry to stand on one side, and I would call him down. He asked me to go and have something to drink, which I did. As I was going with him, he told me the same story again-Sorry and Smith were behind; he turned and saw Sorry, and said, "Say nothing." I said

he knew all about it. Sorry came up- William Pack put himself, apparently, in a violent passion, and said, "I see what you are about, I will go and drown myself-my brother shall not be hung through me." He ran across the street, and down Holywell-lane; we thought he was gone to inform his brother. Sorry and I went to Gloucester-street again, leaving Smith to watch William Pack 's mother's house. I went to his master's house; his master, Mr. Adwin, to whom he was apprenticed, asked our business? we told him we must see Saunders William Pack . He called him; he came down dressed all but his coat and hat. Sorry asked him where the watch was that he had bought? he seemed very much alarmed, and said he had bought no watch, and had no watch. We searched him and his bed, but found nothing. We told him to put on his coat and come with us. Sorry found two pieces of stick in his coat, about nine inches long - He asked him what they were for? he said they were what he played with in the garden. His master told him he had never seen him with any such things. We took him to his master's room - We found nothing there, and discharged him.

DAVID LORMIER . I am a watch-maker, and live in Shoreditch. On Saturday, the 16th of August, the prisoner, Saunders William Pack , bought a watch of me for 2l.15s., he gave me three 1l. notes and received 5s. He looked at a gold seal, which I asked him 5s. for - He offered me 4s., went out, and returned and gave me 5s. for it. I have the same notes in my possession - I marked them at the time.

BENJAMIN LINDSEY . The prisoner, William Pack , was a spare watchman at Norton Falgate; I was ordered to detain him. I reprimanded him for having any thing to do with the robbery, and asked him if he knew where his brother stole the things from? he said he did. I said, "then you knew they were stolen from Mrs. Noble's?" he said, Yes. I asked him why he did not immediately return them to her, if he was not a partaker of the guilt? he said, it was at the time of his going on duty, and he could not neglect it to give information. I asked him where the portmanteau was? he said, it was thrown away with the linen, and the papers burnt. I asked him if he knew of it when it was done? he said, Yes. I had him locked up.

WILLIAM FLINT . On Sunday, the 17th of August, about six o'clock at night, I saw Saunders William Pack at the watch-house, and asked him what he was there for? he said, "for finding a box in Hoxton-fields the night before." He said, he saw three men throw it there, and he picked it up, and brought it to his brother's house in Shoreditch, who was a watchman, and that he and his brother took it to his mother's room, and broke it open. I asked him what it contained? he said, plate and notes. I asked him what he had done with the money? he said, his brother bought a watch at Lormier's, in Shoreditch; after which they went to the Pigeons public-house, and had some drink; and as they returned, his brother asked him for the spoons, and he refused to give them to him. He said he burnt the papers, and the trunk, with the linen, they threw away in Hare-street-fields.

WILLIAM ATTFIELD . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner, Saunders William Pack , about three o'clock in the afternoon of the 17th of August, at Mrs. Noble's house. I found him there, and asked him what he had done with the things which were in the trunk? he said, he picked it up in a field at the bottom of Gloucester-street, and he and his brother opened it at his mother's house. He took the notes and plate out-the other things, he said were cumbersome, and not so easy to be got away, and they were burnt by his brother's advice-the trunk was thrown away in Hare-street - fields, and he bought a watch at Mr. Lormier's, in Shoreditch, with three of the notes, and got tipsey with another 1l. note, at a public-house in Shoreditch. He did not know what became of the rest, for he was very much intoxicated. I asked him where the watch was that he had bought? he said, it was at his master's house, nearly opposite the side of the bed. I went there with him - He pointed out the place - I broke open a board and took it out. He said the plate was at No. 5, Thompson's-court, Half-moon-alley, Bishopsgate. I told him I should go there, and leave him in custody the while; he said it was of no use, it was in such a particular place I could not find it - I took him there; it was at Mrs. Hoiles's house. He took me up to a front room on the first floor - I asked Mrs. Hoiles where it was? she said, "O, my G-d, it is here, I wish I had never known any thing about it." I told Pack to take it out. He took a pair of pincers and broke open a board over the window-ledge, and at the bottom of the window he took up a cloth in which were eleven spoons.

ANN HOILES . On the 11th of August, the prisoner, Saunders William Pack , came to me, as he usually did on a Sunday - He brought nothing with him. About six o'clock Attfield came with him-the plate was produced.

Q. Do you mean to say you did not know it was there - A. I knew nothing about it.

(Spoons sworn to.)

SAUNDERS WILLIAM PACK 'S Defence. I went to Mrs. Noble's-both her sons were awake. I went and saw the men throw the trunk over into the field, I picked it up with the papers in it. I told my brother I had found the box. I meant to advertise the things the next day.

WILLIAM PACK 'S Defence. He told me he had found it - I asked him to give it me to put in the watch-house. He said he would keep it for the right owner.

S. W. PACK - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 19.

WILLIAM PACK - GUILTY . Aged 35.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-99

1206. ELIZA DAVIES was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of August , 10 handkerchiefs, value 2l., the goods of John Collier , in his dwelling-house .

PETER SAMPSON . I am shopman to Mr. Collier, he lives in Lamb's-conduit-street . On the 1st of August, about eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came into the shop, and asked to look at some black silk handkerchiefs she unfolded two pieces, and spread them over the others; she drew one of the folded pieces from under them, put it under her shawl, said they would not do, and went out. I followed her, and brought her back she immediately dropped them; I gave her in charge. They are worth 40s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-100

1207. WILLIAM DAVIES was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of August , two boots, value 20s. , the goods of Samuel Hawes .

JAMES CHALLEN. I am servant to Mr. Samuel Hawes , who is a shoemaker , and lives in St. Martin's-court . Roberts brought the prisoner back with the boots, which were taken from the door.

CHARLES ROBERTS . I am apprentice to Mr. Hawes. On the 4th of August, I saw the prisoner pass the shop several times; he stepped into the shop, came out again, and took the boots down, and ran off with them. I pursued, and brought him back - He said they were his property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man threw them down, I went to give them to him.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-101

1208. RICHARD BRODERICK was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of July , 60lbs. of lead, value 7s. , the goods of James Burton .

JOHN SMITH . I work at Waterloo-place, Pall-mall. On the 17th of July, about ten o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner go down into the vault of a building, and bring up the lead - I secured him immediately; he appeared in great distress.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I have been out of work two years.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-102

1209. MARY BELL was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of August , one snuff-box, value 12s., the goods of George Wilson , from his person .

GEORGE WILSON. On the 29th of August, I was in the Court of Requests, Fullwood's-rents; I used my snuffbox there, and returned it into my pocket; I missed it in ten minutes after, and found it at Mr. Brooks's, in St. Giles's.

JOHN BENNETT . I am servant to Mr. Brooks. On the 28th of August, I took a snuff-box in pledge from Eliza Parcel.

ELIZA PARCEL . I received it from the prisoner in Seven Dials. She asked me to pledge it, as she did not like to pledge it herself.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw it.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-103

1210. WILLIAM AUSTIN and CHARLES GOULD were indicted for stealing, on the 5th of August , 200lbs. of lead, value 30s. belonging to Stephen Hawes , and fixed to his dwelling-house .

CHARLES BELL . I live with Mr. Hawes, at Westminster . On the 5th of August, at two o'clock in the morning, I heard a noise on the roof of the house; I went up, and found the lead cut off, and removed. I heard a man say, "don't speak!" and soon after I saw one of them jump over the wall.

THOMAS SATTIE . I am a patrol. I went on the roof, and found the lead cut off. Some of it was thrown down, tied up in a handkerchief-the prisoners were on the roof.

WILLIAM KETTLE . I am a watchman. I found the prisoner, Gould, in the chimney, and Austin on the roof of the next house, and secured them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

AUSTIN'S Defence. We had been to the play, and could not get home - We went there to sleep.

AUSTIN. - GUILTY . Aged 14.

GOULD. - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-104

1211. JOHN BARNETT as indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , one pocket-book, value 10s.; one guinea, value 21s.; and two bank notes, value 10l. each, the goods, monies , and property of Thomas Blackburn .

MRS. SARAH BLACKBURN . I am the wife of Thomas Blackburn , we live in Kent. On the 27th of May, I took a coach at Hatton-garden to take me into the city. I had my son and grandson with me. I gave my luggage to the coachman; among other bundles, there was one in a red handkerchief, which I took into the coach - I pinned each corner of it-it contained a bag, with my red pocketbook and two 10l. bank notes in it. I got out of the coach at Copthall-court-the bundle was then safe. I staid there about half an hour; I had left my son and grandson in the coach-when I returned, I found them walking about by the coach. I discovered nothing till I got to the inn in Gracechurch-street, I then found my bundle had been unpinned, the bag opened, and the pocket-book, with its contents, gone. The coachman was searched before he left me.

EDWARD LUSHINGTON BLACKBURN. I was with my mother. I noticed the prisoner riding behind the coach as we went along all the way from Hatton-garden - He was with the coachman when I called it off the stand. When my mother went into Copthall-court, I and my companion got out and left the door open, and walked about-we did not go far from it. My mother returned, and we went to the coachoffice in Gracechurch-street. I never saw the prisoner after my mother got out. The coachman was searched before he went from us.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I saw him on the opposite side of the coach when I got out. The coachman helped us out. He shut the door some time after we got out.

ABRAHAM LANGLEY . I drove the coach. Mrs. Blackburn got out at Copthall-court, while she was absent, I saw the prisoner walking on the opposite side of the way - I saw him get on the coach-step, the door was open, he was half in and half out-the young gentlemen had left the coach-as the prisoner stepped from the door, I saw something red in his hand - I did not know what it was - I said nothing to him-when we got to Gracechurch-street the robbery was discovered - I did not tell the lady - I was searched and nothing found on me - I was examined at Hatton-garden, and kept in custody for a fortnight and then discharged. I did not tell them until afterwards.

Cross-examined. My name is Abraham Langley, I go by that name, my right name is Otter Langley, but the English cannot pronounce it; I am partner in the coach with the prisoner's father; I was searched; I did not tell what I had seen. I told the magistrate that a boy had rode with me.

Q. In about fourteen days you said there was a boy concerned, and you was liberated to find him? - A. Yes. I told them before I did not know his name. I am in custody now.

Q. On your oath, was not the prisoner at your mother's house while you pretended to be looking for him? - A. He was not.

WILLIAM THISSELTON . I am an officer. I searched Langley and the coach, but found nothing. I afterwards searched for the prisoner, but could not find him; I went to his father's thirty times.

Cross-examined. Langley denied having any person with him; he said if we would go to St. Catharine's it should all be right, and we should be well tipped for all our trouble; I took him to the office, the magistrate told him if he did not tell where the boy was, he should be taken again; he was admitted as an evidence; I found the prisoner in bed at his father's, after going a great many times for him; I asked him where he had been all the while, he said he went to the villages to sell oranges; I took him on the 9th of July; I told him what I took him for, he said he knew something was the matter, but he was innocent; he said a boy, named Barret, who lived in a house in Rosemary-lane, had told him about it.

Prisoner's Defence. Langley gave me a 10l. note to take to my father to buy some corn.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-105

1212. JOHN PONTEN was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of July , three geese, price 10s.; three ducks, price 5s.; and twelve fowls, price 13s. , the goods of William Potter .

MR. WILLIAM POTTER . I have a house at Walthamstow, Essex . On the 26th of July, I received information that my poultry was gone; Johnston went to Leadenhall-market with me; he pointed them out to me there, at nine o'clock on the 26th of July; I knew them to be mine; I found twelve fowls at Frisby's-stall, among which there was a blind bantam and a young hen, which had its head disfigured, by which I knew them; I also found the geese and ducks. I have them all.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. They were all alive, and a particular breed.

ROBERT JOHNSTON. I am Mr. Potter's servant. I put the poultry all up safe at half-past seven o'clock on the 26th of July, the next morning at six o'clock, I missed them; the cow house-door was broke open, the staple was wrenched off; I went to town to my master, and we went to Leadenhall-market and found twelve of the fowls in Frisby's cage - I knew them again; I used to feed them; I afterwards ound the geese; when they were brought back they knew their house again and ran into it. I am certain they are my master's.

Cross-examined, Woodford is two or three miles from Walthamstow.

EDMUND FRISBY . On the 26th of July, the prisoner and another man sold me the fowls in the market, between five and half-past five o'clock in the morning; they had them in two small baskets, six in each; Mr. Potter knew them when they were mixed with others. He asked 18s., I gave him 13s., for them.

Cross-examined. I did not hear the prisoner ask the other man to pay him for bringing them to town; they both went away together-both put a price on them.

DANIEL DONOVAN. I am a dealer in poultry. On the 26th of July, I saw the prisoner and another; man about half-past five o'clock in the morning, in the market, I bought three geese of them for 9s., and four ducks for 5s., the prisoner said nothing about them, the other man sold them; the prisoner put them in my basket out of a large flat basket in the cart; it was not a poultry-basket; the cart was in Lime-street; there was other poultry in it.

WILLIAM URN . I go with Donovan there frequently, and saw the prisoner bring fowls to market and sell them; the cart had a large hamper in it, with a small hole in the top, covered over; when Donovan had agreed for them, he asked who would receive the money, the prisoner said," we are all one."

Cross-examined. I never bought fowls of the prisoner.

JOHN DORNELL . I was close by when they were buying the ducks; I knew the prisoner before; he used to buy fowls there; he had the name of

"John Ponten, Fish-machine, Woodford, Essex," on his cart.

Cross-examined. I have frequently seen him and the other man together; they were partners; a man sometimes brings fowls for other people.

SAMUEL MILLER . I am an officer. On the 26th of July, I went to the prisoner's house at Woodford, about ten o'clock at night; I told him I took him into custody for stealing fowls, and asked him where the other man was that was at Leadenhall-market with him that morning, he said he had not been to Leadenhall-market that morning nor had any man with him, but he had been to Billingsgate, as he generally did, leaving Woodford at four o'clock in the morning, to deal in fish, and if there was no fish he dealt in vegetables, and that he never dealt in fowls; after pressing him a great deal on our way to town, he said he remembered taking a man up on the road with a basket, I asked him what was in it, he said he did not know, he said he took the man to Leadenhall-market, and was to have 6d for it; I saw his cart, it had a great flat basket in it which fitted to the bottom, it appeared to be made for the purpose. It was not like a fish-cart.

Prisoner's Defence. I deal in fish, and did not know the fowls were stolen.

SARAH WARD. There was another man lived with the prisoner - I left him in bed at ten o'clock the day before he was taken, and he went out at four o'clock in the morning.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Transported for Seven Years.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-106

1213. CHRISTIAN HANSON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of July , sixty yards of carpet, value 15l.; one ring, value 20s.; and one canvas wrapper, value 1s. 6d. , the goods of John Campbell and Anthony Bone .

ROBERT THOMPSON. I am clerk to John Campbell and Anthony Bone . On the 7th of July, I missed the carpeting out of the cellar.

WILLIAM KING . I am a broker. On the 8th of July, the prisoner came to me with a pattern of carpeting, saying he had thirty-three yards of it; I asked him the price, he said 3s. 6d. per yard, which made me suspect him - He took me to a cook-shop in Nightingale-lane to see it - He said it belonged to the mate of a ship - I asked him where the mate lived, he said a great way off, over the water, he would not tell me where it was. I gave him in charge-it is worth 6s. per yard.

THOMAS UNKLES . I keep a cook-shop in Nightingale-lane, the prisoner used to dine at my house. On the 7th of July, he brought the carpet, and asked to leave it there till the next day, as he had another to bring - He brought the other the next morning, and said he was going to sell them; I desired him to take them away, he took a pattern, and in about a quarter of an hour King came with him to see it.

ROBERT COOMBES . I took the prisoner in charge, and found the pattern of the carpet on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 41.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-107

1214. JAMES RORINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of August , one gelding, price 25l. , the property of John Ruff .

JAMES ELPHICK . I am the keeper of Bushey-park , I had John Ruff 's brown gelding in my care in the park, on the 1st of July. I missed it on the 8th of August, I had seen it safe about the 2d of August, on the 3d of September, I found it at Aldridge's stables in St. Martin's-lane. I am positive it is the same.

JOHN RUFF. I am the owner of the horse - I saw it at Aldridge's. I am positive it is the same that I put in Bushey-park on the 1st of July.

WILLIAM FINCH. I am clerk to Mr. Aldridge, the gelding was brought to the Repository in the name of Mr. John Short, of Cobham, to be sold for 25l., I am nearly certain that the prisoner is the man who brought the horse there; it was sold to Duffey for 12l., about an hour after it came in, on the 8th of August-Ruff and Elphick saw it there.

CHARLES DUFFEY. I am a stable-keeper. I bought the gelding of the prisoner, I believe, on the 8th of August, at Aldridge's - I did not take a receipt of him.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-108

1215. JAMES ROBINSON was again indicted for stealing, on the 4th of July , one gelding, value 25l. , the property of Thomas Woolcott , Esq.

JAMES ELPHICK . I am keeper of Bushey-park . I had a brown gelding about fifteen and a half hands high, the property of Thomas Woolcott, Esq., it was white on each hind leg on the fetlock, and a white mark on its nose, it came into the park on the 8th of May; I saw it on the 26th of June, and missed it on the 4th of July; I always take the horses' hind shoes off when they come into the park; John May brought the same horse to me on the 8th of August, I was positive it was Mr. Woolcott's, I shewed it Mr. Woolcott afterwards.

THOMAS WOOLCOTT, ESQ. I had the horse in Busheypark on the 8th of May; I have seen it since in possession of Elphick. I am quite certain it is mine.

JAMES STILL . I am brother to Jasper Still , who is a farrier, and lives at Thames Ditton. I have known the prisoner from a child, he sent a horse to my brother's to be shod about the latter end of June or beginning of July; he fetched it away himself; it was a dark bay horse, it had white hair on his fetlocks, and marks where it had been slightly fired on both hind legs, it had no shoes on, and appeared as if it had been to grass.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I have seen it this morning in the New Inn-yard, Old Bailey.

JAMES ELPHICK , re-examined. It was marked behind, I do not know whether it had been fired or not-the horse at the New Inn is Mr. Woolcott's, I have examined it; it has been fired, but very slightly.

MR. WOOLCOTT, re-examined. The horse at the New Inn is mine.

JOHN MAY . I am a stable-keeper, and live in Exeter-street, Sloane-street. I have seen the horse at the New Inn; I bought the horse of the prisoner for 6l., on the 9th of July - I never saw him before, but I am sure he is the man. I saw him in prison afterwards, and knew him again directly.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought it of a drover on the road.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 26.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-109

1216. ELIZA COBB was indicted for feloniously and maliciously, by fraud, taking and carrying away a certain male child under the age of ten years (to wit, of the age of four months), with intent to deprive William Joseph Canning and Sarah his wife (the parents), of the possession of the said child .

SOPHIA CANNING. I am twelve years old. On the 16th of August , I was in Kensington, with my brother, in the street - a little girl spoke to me, and called me

"Can," the prisoner came up to me, and said, let me see what is your name, Can? she said my mother said she should be glad to see her when she had time, and that I could go faster than her and she would hold the child till I returned, and to tell my mother her name was "Miss Hose," and to bring my mother there to see her - I went to my mother who lives in South-end-lane, Kensington, just by; I returned and found the prisoner and child gone - I had been gone about a quarter of an hour - We was near Mr. Rodger's house when she spoke to me. I am positive the

prisoner is the same, and described her to the people, as having a defect in one eye, and being marked with the small-box.

WILLIAM JONES . I am shopman to Mr. Rodgers, of Kensington. On the 16th of August, enquiry was made about the child, I remembered seeing the prisoner cross the road opposite our shop, she looked through the window as if she wanted to buy something, she had no child with her then - She threw up her veil - I observed her features, which were remarkable-she walked backwards and forwards for about five minutes at the window - I saw her talking to two little girls, one of whom had a child, after that she came to the window with the same child, moistened a bit of bread in her mouth, and fed it. I am positive she is the woman-in a quarter of an hour I saw the child's parents and told them.

SARAH CANNING . I am the mother of the child, which was three months and a half old at the time it was stolen; my daughter had it out - She came to me - I went into the street to look for the person, she was gone. My husband went in pursuit of the child, it was a boy. I had no acquaintance with the prisoner - I never saw her before.

WILLIAM JOSEPH CANNING . I am the husband of the last witness, I went in pursuit of the child, from information which I received; I got Ruthven's assistance, and found the prisoner, on Wednesday the 19th; the officer brought the prisoner and child to me; I took the child out of the prisoner's arms and knew it again directly; it was almost famished for want, and appeared not likely to live; my daughter knew it again immediately; while the cart was coming along, she called out, that the prisoner was the woman. I never saw the prisoner before.

GEORGE RUTHVEN. I am an officer of Bow-street. I went to Alresford, to West District Common, about six miles from Alresford, and found the prisoner there; I had learnt her name, and said,

"Well Eliza, how is the child,"(she had it with her), she said it was very well; I asked her how old it was, she said a month; I asked her if she suckled it, she said her milk was gone. I asked her how she came to take the child away from the girl at Kensington, she said she did not, it was her own. As we came along, she wanted to know what I knew about it, and said, if it is not mine, whose is it; I told her she had taken it from Kensington, she said, "yes I did; I have not hurt it, and hope its parents will not hurt me." I took her in a cart to the public-house; the father and mother knew it again; the little girl pointed the prisoner out at Alresford, and said she was the woman. The child was very bad.

Prisoner's Defence. I asked the little girl for the child, and she gave it to me.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-110

1217. SAMUEL WHITE was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Peter Cloney , about ten o'clock in the night of the 12th of June , with intent to steal .

JANE BAMFORD. On Saturday, the 12th of June, I fastened Mr. Cloney's house, in Windmill-street, Westminster , quite secure-it is a public-house - I went up stairs about ten o'clock with a candle; and tried to put the key into the room door but could not, I came down and told my my mistress - We went up and met the prisoner coming out of my master's room - He ran down - I called out to stop him, and pursued him, he pushed me down and ran out himself.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. The prisoner frequented the house - I did not hear him say that Golding had an execution out against him.

THOMAS CLONEY . I am the prosecutor's son. I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner hurrying Bamford along the passage into the street - I followed, secured him, and brought him back - I saw him take something away, but did not take it out - We took him into the parlour, I picked up a small instrument by the side of the chair where he sat.

JAMES BROOKS . I was in the house, if the prisoner had been drinking there I should have seen him-I first saw him run by the girl out of doors - I followed and saw him throw something out of his pocket-he was brought back. I saw him pull something from under his coat and put it under the chair-it was a crow-bar.

JAMES CORLEY . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoner and several others run out-he was stopped-next morning I found four skeleton keys just by where he was stopped, as soon as it was day-light.

Prisoner's Defence. I work at a printing-office, and pass my word for the mens' beer, which they have at Cloney's-the man who had the house before him, I was told, had an execution against me for what I owed him, I run in there to hide myself.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.

Reference Number: t18170917-111

1218. MARY TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of August , ten yards of calico, value 7s., the goods of John Birt , privately in his shop .

JOHN BIRT . I am a linen-draper , and live in Russell-street, Covent-garden . On the 11th of August, the prisoner laid out 10d. at my shop, and used always to take a chair and set by the counter flap, she did so on this day; there was several parcels under the counter, which were put by for people; while I was giving her the change I heard something fall, which raised my suspicion - I saw her putting something in her basket which was covered - I took it from her and found the parcel in it covered over.

LEWIS LEWIS. I am an officer. I found the parcel in the basket, which was covered over.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. They fell down, he said I was going to steal them as I began to pick them up.

GUILTY. Aged 47.

Of Stealing, but not privately .

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-112

1219. MARK SOLOMON was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of July , one watch, value 2l., and one key, value 2d., the goods of John Grimble , from his person .

JOHN GRIMBLE . I live in Elder-street, Norton-falgate. On the 25th of July, at nine o'clock at night, I was in Flower and Dean-street, Brick-lane , with my wife; four men pushed against us-the prisoner was one of them that pushed against my stomach very hard-they drew

back. My wife asked me if I had lost my watch? - I missed it immediately, and pursued the prisoner; they separated - He ran down the street. I called out Stop thief! he was stopped. I am sure he is the man who pressed against me.

HANNAH GRIMBLE . I was with my husband. The prisoner and three others pushed against us-the prisoner pressed against my husband; I am sure he is the man-he was close to him. He ran down the street; I gave the alarm-he was taken into custody.

JOHN PULLEN . On the 25th of July, I was in the street, and saw the prisoner running from Mr. Grimble. He was taken immediately.

WILLIAM MACKASON . I saw the prisoner running down the street. Pullen and Jeffries tried to stop him - He passed them, I seized him; we both fell together. Jeffries came up and secured him.

THOMAS JEFFRIES . I was in the street, heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner running; Mackason collared him; they both fell together, I went up and secured him. I found the watch by the step of a door, on the very spot where they were struggling.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-113

1220. JOHN LYON was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of August , one tub, value 3s., and one peck of oysters, value 7s. , the goods of John Brown .

JOHN BROWN. I live in Crown-court, Pall-mall . On the 5th of August, about ten o'clock in the evening, I heard a noise, went out, and saw the prisoner had taken my tub of oysters from the window; he put them down about five yards off. He said he was going to have a lark with them.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-114

1221. ANN ALEXANDER was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of July , one counterpane, value 5s. , the goods of Matthew Warne and Thomas Weigall .

CHARLES HAMMOND . I am servant to Matthew Warne and Thomas Weigall; they keep a hotel in Conduit-street . On the 21st of July, between four and five o'clock, as I was going up stairs with a tray, I saw the prisoner in the passage. As I came down, I saw her in the hall, and watched her into the dressing-room; I went in and found her with the counterpane under her gown, which she had taken off the bed. She begged for mercy.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-115

1222. STEPHEN BRETT was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of August , one shawl, value 34s., and one piece of printed cotton, value 2s., the goods of Peter Goldborough , from the person of Johanna, his wife .

JOHANNA GOLDBOROUGH . On the 3d of August, about a quarter before ten o'clock at night, I was walking up Church-lane , Goodman's-stile, with my sister; three men met us-two passed on the wall-side, and the other, who was the prisoner, stopped me, by putting his hand against my bosom, which shoved me down. He said, I had a fine shawl on, and tore it from off my shoulder very violently; he tore off part of my gown with it. He went up the middle of the road; I ran after him, and saw it in his hand, he had got it entangled in his feet. I gave the alarm; he was stopped before I lost sight of him. I saw him throw the shawl down.

MOSES FORTUNE . I came by the place, and heard the cry of Stop thief! I pursued, and secured the prisoner as he ran across the street.

ANN PEARCE . I was with my sister. Three men met us-the prisoner pushed against us; I am certain he is the man. I saw him throw the shawl away, and picked it up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went in pursuit, and they took me.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-116

1223. THOMAS JENKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of July , 370 yards of silk serge, value 75l. the goods of Thomas Hayward .

GEORGE HAYWARD . I live in Lawrence-lane, Cheapside. On the 23d of July, some goods were consigned to me from my uncle at Whitchurch, in Hampshire - They never came to hand.

WILLIAM PORTER . I am porter to Mr. Fagg, the proprietor of the Bell and Crown Inn, Holborn. On the 23d of July, I had a truss of goods in my cart, directed to Mr. Hayward, of Lawrence-lane, which came by the Salisbury coach. I stopped at Old-street turnpike, and left the cart to deliver a parcel; when I returned I missed the truss - A person passed by, in consequence of what he said, I saw a mob running, and followed them, and found the prisoner in charge.

JOHN BURDETT. I am a shoemaker. Dr. Smith sent me after the man which I saw with the truss by the turnpike. Dr. Smith called out Stop thief! the maR dropped it. I took it into a shop at the corner of Dengo-street; the prisoner was brought back. I am certain he is the man who dropped it.

JOHN BILLING . I saw the prisoner across the road with the parcel.

GEORGE PERKINS . I am a headborough. On the 23d of July. I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner running towards me. I collared him, and told him he had robbed a cart; he said he was employed to carry the bundle.

WILLIAM BINGHAM. I am servant to Mr. Hayward, silk-manufacturer, at Whitchurch. On the 23d of July, we sent the silk to Mr. Thomas Hayward.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-117

1224. WILLIAM KING was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of September , one shawl, value 6s., the goods of Eliza George , from her person .

ELIZA GEORGE . On the 2d of September, about ten o'clock in the morning, I was going from Dalston to Clapham ; the prisoner came up behind me, and pulled my shawl off - He said nothing, and was secured immediately.

JOHN CHESNEY. I was by the prosecutrix. She called out-the prisoner ran by me; I secured him-he threw the shawl away.

JOHN CHAMBERS . I stopped the prisoner; he said he did it through distress - He threw the shawl away.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I did it through distress.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-118

1225. FRANCES METZELL was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of August , 2lbs. of soap, value 1s.2d, and one pinafore, value 6d. , the property of the Overseers of the Poor of the parish of St. Luke .

ELIZA EDWARDS . I am mistress of the poor-house-the prisoner was a pauper . On the 9th of August, at ten o'clock at night, I found her going out of the yard-suspecting her, I called her back; she went on, I followed her, searched her at the gate, and found the soap in her bosom, and the pinafore, which was given her to wash.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 70.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-119

1226. WILLIAM BETTERIDGE was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of September , one silver tankard, value 11l. , the goods of Samuel Goodbehere and James Bult .

JAMES STEVENS . I am shopman to Messrs. Samuel Goodbehere and James Bult , who are silversmiths , and live in Cheapside . On the 9th of September, the prisoner called at our house - I delivered a silver tankard to him to take to his masters, Messrs. Jackson and Donne, to be engraved, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning - He never returned it. I am certain he is the man.

WALTER JACKSON . I am an engraver. The prisoner was my servant, and used to go round to the customers to collect work. Messrs. Goodbehere and Co. were our customers. He went out on the 9th of September, as usual, and never returned-he never brought the tankard. I could not find the prisoner till last Thursday, when he said - He got drunk, and did not know what had become of it, some person took it from him. He had been six months with us.

Prisoner. I have nothing to say.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-120

1227. JAMES MEADE was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Gardiner ( Thomas Windsor being therein), about two in the afternoon of the 15th of September , and stealing therein three coats, value 20s.; five waistcoats, value 10s.; three pair of breeches, value 10s.; one shirt, value 2d.; three handkerchiefs, value 1s.; one gown, value 2s.; one sheet, value 3s., and one napkin, value 6d. , his property.

JAMES GARDINER. I am a copper-plate printer , and live in Holborn-place, Holborn-bridge, in the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn .

THOMAS WINDSOR. I work at the horse-hair trade, and live with Mr. Gardiner. On the 15th of September, I was at home from one o'clock until three in the afternoon. Gardiner was in at half-past two o'clock.

SARAH ADAMS . My husband is a porter at the Swan inn. I was going up Holborn-place between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, on Monday, the 15th of September, towards Gardiner's house, and saw the prisoner come out of his door with a large bundle under his arm; I saw Bottomley in the court, and shewed the prisoner to him, and said he had come out of Gardiner's house, he said there was nobody at home there, and ran after him immediately - I never lost sight of him until he was taken, and am certain he is the man-it was between two and three o'clock.

RICHARD BOTTOMLEY . I am a porter at the top of the court. Mrs. Adams came up and asked me if I had seen the man go by with the bundle, I said, No; and she said there is the man on the other side of the way, with the bundle, come out of Gardiner's house. I followed him, he went along Shoe-lane, until he got into Chancery-lane, to the corner of White's-alley; he stopped there, a woman came up to him, and they walked on together - I kept behind them; when they got to No. 66, Chancery-lane, he put the bundle down and sat up on it, wiping his face-the woman sat by his side for about ten minutes; he told her to mind the bundle while he called a coach, I heard him plainly - He left the bundle; I collared him, and told him to take it back to where he brought it from, as I knew it was stolen. I looked into the bundle it contained the clothes tied up in a sheet; I told him I should keep him until an officer came - I could not find one. The gentleman at No. 66, took the bundle in; I took him to the Compter; when I got there they told me to get an officer to give him in charge, they kept him there the while; the officer searched him, but found nothing on him. We went back to Gardiner's house, and found the one pair of stairs room door open, and two of the drawer locks in a chest broken off, and one of the sheets gone off the bed. I fetched Gardiner, and told him the bundle was at No. 66, Chancery-lane; I took him there, it was delivered into my hands, and he claimed the property.

JOHN NASH . I took the prisoner and bundle in charge, at St. Sepulchre's watch-house. I went to the house, found the door open, one sheet off the bed, and the drawer locks broken open; I went after Gardiner, and fetched the bundle from No. 66, Chancery-lane. Gardiner claimed it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-121

1228. THOMAS HURLEY was indicted for assaulting Richard Penwick , on the King's highway, on the 31st of August , putting him in fear, and taking from his person,

against his will, part of a watch-chain, value 30s.; one seal, value 30s., and one watch key, value 7s. , his property.

RICHARD PENWICK. I am a cordwainer , and live in Water-lane. On the 30th of August, between nine and ten o'clock at night, I was at the corner of Fleet-market , the prisoner, with two others, forcibly rushed against me, and seized my arms-the prisoner wrenched my gold seal and key from me in a moment, and made his escape. On Tuesday evening I was at the Keys public-house, in Fleet-market, I saw him there and secured him - I did not know him before. It was under the gas lamp, but I was so agitated I could not call out.

JAMES LEWIS. I am a porter. On the 31st of August, between nine and ten o'clock at night, I was at the corner of Fleet-market, and saw three men hustling the prosecutor; they then ran down the market-the prisoner was one of them. I did not help the prosecutor. When the prisoner took the seals I was about two yards from them.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-122

1229. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of July , one snuff-box, value 10l.; one fruit knife, value 1l., and the sum of 15s. in monies numbered, the property of Agnes Merry , in her dwelling-house .

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

AGNES MERRY . I live at No. 76, Cheapside . I am a widow , and keep a boarding-house , I live in the house, and have a lease of it-Owen is my landlord . The prisoner was my footboy, and waited upon the gentlemen - He had lived a fortnight with me. On the 21st of July, about ten o'clock in the morning, he absconded - I missed the gold snuff-box, silver fruit-knife, and 15s. in money, about an hour after-the fruit-knife was Mr. Packer's, who lodged with me, he had been sent on an errand. I applied for an officer, and the prisoner was brought to me at two o'clock on Tuesday morning; on the 22d of July, which was the next morning, he was examined, and committed for trial. I found the snuff-box with the book-keeper of the Black Bear, Piccadilly, and the knife at a pawnbroker's in Tottenham-court-road. When the prisoner was brought to me I took him there at five o'clock in the morning. I have the property.

JOHN DANIEL SMITH. I am a waterman at the coach-stand, Cheapside. On the 21st of July I went in search of the prisoner, and found him between one and two o'clock in the morning of the 22d, behind a hackney coach, with four or five more, and took him into custody - I knew Lim before. I asked him why he left his mistress, and he said he would not be brow beat by the servants any longer. I told him his mistress wished to see him, he said, very well, I will go and see her. I took him to her house immediately.

Prisoner. Q.Did you not say if I told you where the property was, you would not hurt a hair of my head - A. I told him that if he told where the property was, and it could be recovered, he might go about his business. His mistress told me to say so. He told me where it was.

AGNES MERRY , re-examined. I did not tell him so.

JOHN DANIEL SMITH re-examined. She told me that she had missed a knife that belonged to a gentleman, and to go in search of him, and if the property could be recovered, he might go to the deuce.

AGNES MERRY, re-examined. I said if I did not recover my property I was ruined, and begged of him to go and get him, and I would reward him for his trouble. I positively deny what he says.

JOSIAH PEARCE . I am a pawnbroker and live in Tottenham-court-road. I took the fruit-knife in pledge, on 21st of July, for 2s., of the prisoner, I believe.

JOHN COXETER. I am book-keeper at the Black Bear, Piccadilly. On the 21st of July, about five o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came to our counting-house over the booking-office, he was accustomed to come there when he was an hackney coachman; he said he had had a lucky find on Monday before, he was driving a hackney coach and took up a gentleman, set him down in Cheapside, and he had left a snuff-box in the coach, on the back seat; I asked him to show it me - He did - I said it was a very valuable one, it would be sure to be owned or advertised; I asked him if he had got any body to look at the papers, he said he had done that himself; I told him it was worth ten guineas second-hand; he asked me if I would give him five for it - I told him I would not buy it at any price, and begged of him to keep it; he took it away and went up stairs and sent my porter down to ask me to lend him 5s., on it as he had no money; my man said he knew the man very well, it was all right; I refused to lend the money on it; about half an hour after he came down again himself and asked me to lend him 3s., on it, as he had had no victuals that day, I lent him 3s., and said I would search the papers myself; I locked it up in my desk one night, and the next morning at a quarter before six, the prisoner, the prosecutrix, and J.D. Smith, sent for me to the Boltin-Tun, Fleet-street; we all rode up to our office, and I gave her the box.

JOHN FENNER . I am an officer of Cheap Ward. I took the prisoner into custody at seven o'clock in the morning.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The maid servant gave me the property to pledge, since which she has robbed her mistress and ran away.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 19.

Recommended to mercy.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-123

1230. LAWRENCE SYMMONDS was indicted for embezzling the sum of 2l. 3s., wich he had received on account of Isaac Genese , his master .

ISAAC GENESE . I am an auctioneer , and live in Picket-street, I have an auction-room in Fish-street - hill, for the reception of goods which people bring to be sold on commission, and the prisoner was employed to take care of, and entrusted to receive the money - He used to bring me an account every evening of what he received, with the key of the premises. On the 16th of July, I went to him to take stock; he told me that a model of a ship had been brought for sale by John Barrett , of Greenwich. On the 19th of July, the prisoner told me that he had sold the ship for 3l., I told him that was considerably too low. On the 21st, I received 3l. 17s. of my brother - He used to pay him when I was not at home.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Mr. Romeo sold for me before the prisoner the prisoner was to have 10s. 6d. a-week, and two and a half percent. on what he sold.

DAVID ROSS . I keep a tavern in Lombard-street. I bought the model of the ship of the prisoner in Fish-street - hill, and paid him 5l. 3s. for it, all in one pound notes, on the 10th of July.

Cross-examined. He told me it belonged to a poor man, and wanted more for it.

SAMSON GENESE. I am the prosecutor's brother. On the 19th of July, I received the money of the prisoner - He paid me 3l., for the ship.

JOHN BARRETT . I am a Greenwich pensioner. I left the ship for sale in Fish-street-hill, and was paid 2l. 14s. for it, the rest was deducted for expences. I have since received 1l. 18s. 9d, more.

Prisoner's Defence. I gave him what I received.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-124

1231. MARGARET THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of August , one watch, value 1l., the goods of James Redgrave , from his person ,

JAMES REDGRAVE. I am in the First Regiment of Guards and lodge at the Crown, in York-street. On the 6th of August, the prisoner came by about ten o'clock in the morning, she went to my room with me and fell asleep, I awoke her and went to her lodgings in the Almonry with her-she asked me to stay while she went out - I immediately missed my watch which I had tied to my braces-it had been cut off - I told the people, and went in search of her - She was taken in custody that day. I was sober, but not so, when I first met her.

WILLIAM MILLS . I am a constable. I took the prisoner into custody, and found a duplicate of the watch upon her.

JOHN WILLIAMS. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Great Chapel-street, Westminster; about half-past five o'clock on the 6th of August, the prisoner pledged the watch with me - She said it was her father's.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. He gave it to me to pledge.

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Judgment Respited ,

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-125

1232. WILLIAM CHAMBERLAIN was indicted for the wilful murder of William Thompson ; the prisoner was also charged on the coroner's inquisition for feloniously killing and slaying the said William Thompson.

THOMAS BENJAMIN JACKSON . I am a private teacher. On the 16th of September , about half-past eleven o'clock, I was in the Green Park at the top of Constitution-hill , near Piccadilly-the soldiers were going off guard and the band playing-there were about two hundred people collected there, which completely blocked up the road; the deceased, Thompson, was close by me, he appeared about nineteen years old; about that time a bread cart came driving down very fast from the Piccadilly gate-it had two horses abreast-the prisoner sat on the box and drove, another person was with him; there was a general cry of "Stop;" the caravan was fifteen or twenty yards from the crowd at this time, the prisoner instead of stoping, immediately began to flog the horses, he drove into the crowd on a fast trot, the crowd began to make way for him; the collar of the near horse struck the deceased and threw him on his back, the near front wheel went over his body; I seized the horse's bridle, and called out to the prisoner, "you have run over a man, stop!" he called out, let go, and flogged his horses - I let go to save myself, and he drove on; the deceased sat up, pressed his stomach with his hand, and fell backward; the people took him to St. George's hospital; when he got there, I told him I thought he lived in the Strand - I had seen him before - He was there laid at full length on a table and told me not to tell his mother that he was hurt much. He died before one o'clock.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. The caravan drove down Constitution-hill; the drums were playing. I did not see him get off to render assistance.

JOHN DOLBIN . I was attending to the music. There was two or three hundred people collected in the road - I first saw the caravan about fifty yards off-it came in a canter; there was a general cry of "Stop!" he drove on and did not slacken his pace - I did not see him whip his horses-the crowd gave way-it could easily make way. The deceased was getting out of the way and ran against the horse, the collar struck him on his breast, he fell on his back, the front wheel went over him, the hind wheel bruised his shoulder and turned him on his side-he got up, pressed his breast-the prisoner stopped about six yards from him.

Cross-examined. The horses stopped immediately-I believe the driver stopped them; I saw him look behind, go on about six yards and then stop - He appeared to pull them up to prevent the hind wheel touching him. I think he made two efforts to stop, before he succeeded.

Q. Might not the crowd have got out of the way, if disposed? - A. They might get over the rails.

JAMES BLANEY . I am master of the band. I was on the right flank of the second rank; the caravan came in at the Piccadilly gate - We were about three parts up Constitution-hill; when the caravan got through the gates, in a smart trot, the guards occupied one half of the road, and the crowd the other, the crowd were on the left by the low rails - They gave way on each side; the band was playing, I heard them call out but did not hear what they said; I looked round and saw the deceased lying under the hind wheel; the caravan appeared to be in the act of stopping-the prisoner did not appear frightened, but kept the same as when I first saw him.

Cross-examined. I could not hear what the people called out for the noise of the music.

JAMES CANDALINE . I am a musician. I saw the caravan coming through the gate at a very quick rate - I heard the people calling out, "clear the way," here is a coach,

I distinctly heard it. The driver still kept his pace. The crowd endeavoured to make way. I saw the near horse upon the deceased-his back was towards the caravan, and his face towards the horses-the fore wheel went over his body, and the hind wheel lodged on his left shoulder.

MR. WILLIAM JAMES CROWN . I am a surgeon. The deceased was brought into the hospital about half-past eleven o'clock. There were some marks on his body; he could hardly speak, for pain. He died at one o'clock. I examined the body, and found the liver torn completely across, which I have no doubt was the cause of his death. There were other marks of violence.

Prisoner's Defence. I am very sorry for it. I made my best endeavours to pull up. I got off as soon as I could stop.

CHARLES COOMBS. I am a soldier in the Third Regiment of Guards. I was on the box with the prisoner. He was employed to carry bread for the soldiers. He did all he could to stop the horses the instant the man was down. I do not think he could see him, as he was on the off side. The man made a great noise. He got off, and went back to where the accident happened.

GUILTY. Aged 21.

Of Manslaughter only .

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-126

1233. RICHARD BAKER was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of July , in the dwelling-house of Eliza Wiffin , one pocket-book value 1s.; one 300l., six 10l., ten 5l., and seven 1l. bank notes , the goods and property of George Alexander Robertson .

GEORGE ALEXANDER ROBERTSON . On the 31st of July I lived at Eliza Wiffin 's, in Field-terrace, Battle Bridge , and was removing to Hornsey; the prisoner was employed to assist. My pocket-book, containing the 417l. was kept in my bed, between the bed and mattress - I saw it the day before, and missed it on the next morning-the goods were then moved. I asked the prisoner if he remembered who moved the bed? he said he did not. He came to my house again at two o'clock; I asked him again. He said I had asked him before. I told him I had reasons for so doing. He asked me if I had lost any thing? I told him I had missed a pocket-book, with 400l. in it. He expressed great surprise, and said he would do what he could to assist in finding out who had got it. I gave him in charge. I saw him searched, and my pocket-book, with a 300l. note in it, was found in his bosom, next to his skin. He said he had no more. They found 45l. in his hat, one 10l. and one 5l. note.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. The pocket-book might have fell out in moving.

WILLIAM REID . I am an officer. I found a 300l. note and three 10l. notes in the pocket-book in the prisoner's bosom. He denied knowing any thing about it. I found 45l. in the crown of his hat, among some horse-hair.

GEORGE ALEXANDER ROBERTSON . I know them by the numbers. The pocket-book is mine.

JOHN LIMBRICK . I found four 5l. notes in his pocket. His wife took me to a place in Queen-street, and gave me thirteen 1l. notes.

Prisoner's Defence. I found the pocket-book by the side of the waggon in loading the goods.

GUILTY. Aged 40.

Of stealing, but not in a dwelling-house .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before. Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-127

1234. CHARLES SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of July , six yards of cotton, value 7s., the goods of James Harris , privately in his shop .

JOHN SHAW. I am a constable. On the 14th of July, I was going up the Minories, about twelve o'clock in the morning, and saw the prisoner; I followed him. He examined several shops, and tried to take several things from the doors; he had an apron on. I followed him all along Whitechapel to Mr. Harris's shop, and saw him pull the cotton from the door; after loosening it, he folded it up, and let it fall into his apron. I secured him, and asked him what he had got, he said, something for his wife, and begged of me to let him go - I took him back to the shop.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY. Aged 26.

Of stealing, but not privately .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-128

1235. JOHN HALE and CHARLES SMITH (alias KEMLEY) , were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Ann Lewis , about twelve in the night of the 13th of September , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, two silver spoons, value 10s.; and 15lbs. of ham, value 10s., her property; 16silver spoons, value 6l.; six silver forks, value 3l.; two salt-cellars, value 2l.; one pap-boat, value 15s.; two table-cloths, value 5s.; four yards of lace, value 10s.; one gown, value 5s.; two handkerchiefs, value 3s.; 20 pieces of ribbon, value 6d.; and five pounds of veal, value 2s. , the goods of Francisco Romano .

SECOND COUNT. The same, only stating it to be in the dwelling-house of the said Francisco Romano.

MRS. MARY ANN ROMANO . I am the wife of Francisco Romano , who is here on a diplomatic mission from Copenhagen; we lived at Kentish-town , in the parish of St. Pancras- Ann Lewis is the landlady. We took the house on the 25th of July for two months certain; her furniture and servant remain in the house; we had all the rooms in the house; her servant slept in one by my permission-it was her intention to remain. On Saturday evening, the 13th of September, I and my husband saw all the doors and windows safe between ten and eleven o'clock. The plate was kept in the sideboard drawers, it was all our's. The servant-maid came into our bed-room about seven o'clock the next morning-from what she said, I learnt that the house had been broken open. I came down immediately, and missed all the plate from the front parlour; the silver waiter weighed thirty-seven ounces; the articles stated in the indictment were gone, all of which belonged to us, except the gown, the handkerchiefs, and the ham; the knuckle of veal was mine, some wine had been drank, and the decanter left; the upper sash of the back parlour

window was down, the shutter open, and marks of footsteps on the table, which was close to the window; the persons had got through that window; there were some ribbons found in the bag, which were mine - I knew them again.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. The house is in Jeffries-terrace, Kentish-town, a mile and a half, or two miles from Grosvenor-square-the Venetian blind was up when I went to bed.

ANN KENDALL . I am servant to Mrs. Lewis, the owner of the house. Every thing was safe when I went to bed soon after eleven o'clock; the kitchen-door is in the front of the house-that was safe; there was a bundle of old ribbons on the dresser; the knuckle of veal was in the front kitchen. When I came down, I found some matches and tinder on the table and footmarks where they entered. I had not been using matches or tinder the night before-the matches were broke in two, and burnt at both ends. I was the first person who was up. I found two holes had been bored with a gimlet in the pannel of the lower kitchen-door, which goes into the garden. The door which leads into the area was unfastened, but not open. When I went to bed I am sure they were all shut. I saw the ribbons at the office - They are the same.

Court. Let us understand a little better about the doors - A. The door on the stairs opens immediately into the garden; it was open, and a decanter put to keep it so-that was shut at night; it did not appear to be forced, The door in the back kitchen also leads into the garden-that is the one that had the holes bored in it; both these doors were bolted the night before. The officers saw every thing in the same state that I found them.

JOHN SMITH . I am conductor of the Bow-street patrol. On the 14th of September, I was sent for to the prosecutor's house at eight o'clock in the morning. I found the things thrown about, and two of the doors open. There were some matches and tinder, and footmarks on the table-the matches had been used. The back-door, which leads into the garden, was kept open by a decanter put against it. There were two holes bored in the kitchen-door with a gimlet-both these doors lead into the garden-the top sash of the back window was open, so that a person could get in at it from the top of the out-house; the green blind was let down.

Cross-examined. The blind is between the shutter and window-it is a Venetian blind, and draws up and down and moves about; there is a shutter inside the room.

WILLIAM LEONARD . I am a watchman. I was on my beat at the end of Gower-street, and saw the prisoners coming towards me at a quarter past four o'clock in the morning-it was day-light. Hale had a bag; I asked what they had in the bag? Hale said, "mushrooms"-Smith was close to him; he sat down the bag, and ran away; I pursued, and told my brother watchman to take care of the bag, which he did. I followed him; the other watchman prevented his going down Tottenham-court-road. We pursued, and apprehended them in Charlotte-street, Bedford-square, and took them to the watch-house.

Cross-examined. They both ran the same way, and were both stopped together. I saw them coming down Gower-street, and going up to Bedford-square; they were stopped at the corner of Charlotte-street. They did not go out of the square.

JAMES HANNING . I am a watchman, and saw the prisoners coming out of Gower-street - I am sure they are the men. Leonard asked them what was in the bag? they said, "mushrooms." I assisted in the pursuit until they were taken; they both ran away. I took the bag to the watch-house; it contained part of a ham, a knuckle of veal, some matches, a steel, two gimlets, two knives, a tinder-box, and a parcel of ribbons. I am sure they are the same which I now produce.

(Ham and ribbons sworn to.)

JOSEPH OATES . I was constable of the night. I asked the prisoners where they got the property when it was brought in. Hale said, they were mushrooms-Smith was close to him. I examined it, and said, "they are hard mushrooms," and asked Hale where he got them? he said they had gone out mushrooming, found the bag in a ditch in Maiden-lane, and were returning home with it. Smith was close by him, and heard what he said. I said it was very unlikely they should return with the bag, without getting mushrooms, and not looking for them. I believe they made no reply-Smith did not speak. When Halo spoke, he said "they," (speaking of both)-Smith did not contradict him.

Cross-examined. There is a place at Pancras, called Maiden-lane, near the back of Jeffries-place, where the robbery was committed. I compared the gimlet which we found in the bag with the holes in the door - They corresponded exactly. Nothing was found on the prisoners.

HALE'S Defence. When I came to the watch-house, I said I was going a mushrooming, and found them - I had not got any mushrooms. I found the bag in a ditch, partly covered over. I was walking by myself, about a quarter past four o'clock in the morning, in Maiden-lane, and was bringing the bag home; I got into Gower-street, the watchman stopped me, and asked what was in it? I opened it, and told him he should see. I ran away, but do not know why - I had no occasion to run. Smith ran too, but I do not know why - He was before me.

JOSEPH OATES . I believe he did say he had no mushrooms.

JAMES HANNING. When I asked him what he had, I am certain he said they were mushrooms.

SMITH'S Defence. I know nothing of it. I was returning home through the Long-fields.

HALE- GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 26.

SMITH - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 17.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-129

1236. JOHN FITZPATRICK and GEORGE SCOTT was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Nixon , about nine in the night of the 21st of September , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one pelisse, value 3s.; one gown, value 2s.; one shirt, value 1s.; one sheet, value 2s.; one coat, value 1s.6d.; five waitcoats, value 2s.; one pair of trowsers, value 2s.6d.; one shift, value 1s.6d.; three aprons, value 1s.; one petticoat, value 9d.; one quilt, value 1s.6d., and two yards of linen, value 1s. , his property.

WILLIAM NIXON . I rent a house in Cherry-tree-court, Whitecross-street, in the parish of St. Luke . On the 21st of

September, about half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, I went out, leaving no person in the house. I locked the door, and took the key with me. I fastened the windows and doors. I returned again before nine o'clock-it was quite dark; I found the door ajar-it pushed back as I put the key in; I immediately pulled it to and locked it. I called Lee, my next-door neighbour. I unlocked the door, and entered with the watchman, Lee, and another man. We found the counterpane, and several other things were thrown down stairs; we found the drawers had been opened on the first-floor, and some of the things thrown down stairs, and others moved about. We found the prisoners in the upper room. I secured them, and asked them what brought them there? Scott said, distress - We gave them in charge.

THOMAS LEE. On the 21st of September, about nine o'clock, as I was going to bed, Nixon alarmed me-it was quite dark. I found the things laying about on the floor, the drawers broken upon, and things thrown down stairs. We found the prisoners up stairs.

DIX MOORE. I am a constable. I was sent for, and took the prisoners into custody - I took the property out of the passage.

THOMAS VANN. I am constable of St. Luke's. I assisted in taking the prisoners to the watch-house, and took the property out of the passage. I have had it ever since. There were no marks of violence on the doors.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

FITZPATRICK'S Defence. We met a young woman, who asked us to help her move, and took us there; she went out. I heard some person come, and shut the door and say, "There they are for 40l. apiece"

SCOTT'S Defence. It was as he has said.

THOMAS COOD . I am a drayman. On the 22d of September, I saw a man throw a bundle into a dust-hole by Cherry-tree-court. Having heard of the robbery, I took it out, and found it contained a pelisse, a black gown, and a handkerchief.

FITZPATRICK. - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 18.

SCOTT. - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 17.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.

Reference Number: t18170917-130

1237. JOHN RUE was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of September , two watches, value 2l. 10s., the goods of Luke Court , in his dwelling-house .

SARAH COURT. I am the wife of Luke Court. On the 17th of September, about ten o'clock in the morning, I met the prisoner coming out of my parlour, I went in, and missed the watches off the shelf. I gave the alarm. I saw the prisoner run into a house, and sent Teasdale after him.

ROBERT TEASDALE . I heard the alarm, and went after the prisoner. I found him in a house; I found the watches in the pocket of a coat which hung in the room.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A woman sent me up there.

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-131

1238. HENRY TURNER was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of September , two pecks of wheat in the straw, value 5s. , the goods of William Shepherd .

WILLIAM SHEPHERD . I am a farmer , and live at Sudbury, the prisoner was employed by me to reap,

ABRAHAM CAIN . I live with Mr. Shepherd; I was set to watch the prisoner, and hid myself behind a gap; I saw him come through the gap, about eight o'clock, with a bundle of wheat; he said to his son, look and see if there are any straws left on the hedges. I let him go on for about half a mile, I then stopped him, and asked what he had got - He said it was leasings; I told him he must come back to Mr. Shepherd with it; he said I had better let him carry it back to the field before he went to Mr. Shepherd's.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. There were no leasings; we never leave such wheat behind. The leasing time had not arrived.

LEVI WADE . I live with Mr. Shepherd, and was reaping in the field with the prisoner; I saw him leave his work, go up to a shock of wheat, and pull some out of the sheaves which were bound - He took some from four parcels-his son saw me and told him, he then went away, leaving it there,

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.

Reference Number: t18170917-132

1239. DICK MILLER was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of July , six sets of mortise locks and furniture, value 20s., and one mortise lock, value 10s. , the goods of Richard Levett .

RICHARD PETHER. On the 26th of July, I was in Broad-street, Ratcliff, and saw the prisoner go into Mr. Levett's shop, and bring a paper parcel out, I stopped him and took it from him.

RICHARD LEVETT . I saw the prisoner going out of my shop with the property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-133

1240. ANN LINES was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of September , two pecks of wheat, value 2s. 6d. , the goods of William Shepherd .

No evidence. NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-134

1241. THOMAS SADLER was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of September , one hat, value 4s. , the goods of Joseph Lipscombe .

JOSEPH LIPSCOMBE. I am a painter , and live in Evangelist-court, Blackfriars ; the prisoner slept two nights with me. On the 15th of September, about six o'clock in the morning, I got up and went out, I returned in the evening, and found my hat gone; my landlady said she was surprised to see me, for the prisoner told her I had gone away.

MARY SWEET . I live in Evangelist-court, Lipscombe lodged with me. About seven o'clock in the morning, on

the 15th of September, the prisoner came to me, and told me that Lipscombe had bolted from his lodging, and had sold him the hat for 3s. - he went away with it; when Lipscombe returned I told him I thought he had ran away, and informed him of what the prisoner said.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought it of him for 3s.

JOSEPH LIPSCOMBE . I never sold it to him.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-135

1242. JOHN BAKER was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of August , one watch, value 30s.; one chain, value 6d., and two keys, value 2d. , the goods of John Mollineux .

RUTH MOLLINEUX. I am the wife of John Mollineux, we live in Hosier-lane . On the 2d of August, the prisoner came to the private door, and asked for an errand-boy's place; he went away, and in a few minutes his companion came into the shop for a halfpenny-worth of waters; I turned round, and saw the prisoner taking the watch off the mantle-piece - He ran out, I followed him and brought him back - He had not got the watch upon him.

HENRY TURNER. I am a pawnbroker. On the evening of the 2d of August the watch was pledged with me. Mollineux claimed it at the office - I do not know who pledged it.

JOHN SIBLEY. I am a tailor. I saw the prisoner by the fire-place in Mrs. Mollineux's parlour, with his hands in his pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-136

1243. ANN MYERS and ANN BAMFORD were indicted for feloniously assaulting Louisa Campbell , on the King's highway, on the 10th of August , putting her in fear, and taking from her person, against her will, one pocket-book, value 1s.; one shawl, value 10s.; one hat, value 10s., and five 1l. bank notes , her property.

LOUISA CAMPBELL . I live in Collingwood-street, City-road. On the 16th of August I was passing down Bishopsgate-street , about half-past ten o'clock at night, the two prisoners stopped me, Myers put her hand into my pocket and took my pocket-book out-Bamfield threw me down and took my heaver hat and shawl off; a little boy came by who know Myers (he went to the watch-house with me). I described the prisoners to Shepherd, he went out and brought Myers in, Bamfield was taken the next day.

Q.When they came up what did they say to you-A. They asked me to treat them, I said I had no money - I called out when they robbed me. I am a mantua-maker. I had five 1l. notes and five duplicates in the pocket-book. I never saw the prisoners before.

SAMUEL SHEPHERD . I am an officer. On the 16th of August, about a quarter before eleven o'clock at night, the prosecutrix was brought to the watch-house by a little boy; she was crying very much, and had neither hat nor shawl on, she appeared as if she had been in the dirt-her back was very muddy; she said she had been knocked down and robbed of her pocket-book, which contained five 1l. notes and five duplicates, and her hat and shawl; she described Myers to me very particularly-the boy who was with her, said her name was Myers. I went, with Field, to a public-house in Angel-alley, and found both the prisoners there together - I took Myers to the watch-house, the prosecutrix said it was her that took her pocket-book. She went before the Lord Mayor the next day, and described the other woman, and on Friday night I took Bamfield; she saw her on the Wednesday at the lock-up room, among five or six more, and picked her out as the woman who threw her down and took her hat and shawl, away. I found nothing on either of them.

JOHN FIELD. I am an officer. I was on duty. The prosecutrix was brought in by a boy named Cresswell; I cannot find him now.

MYERS'S Defence. We were in the public-house together, Bamfield went out and came back-the officer said a woman had been robbed, and I was the person. The prosecutrix is an unfortunate girl, and lives in Bambridge-street, St. Giles's.

MARY WILLIAMS . I live in Angel-alley. I saw a crowd, went up, and saw the prosecutrix very much intoxicated-she had her hat and shawl on, two tall women were with her-one of them took her hat and shawl off and ran away.

MYERS. - GUILTY. Aged 19.

BAMFIELD - GUILTY. Aged 22.

Of Stealing from the Person only .

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-137

1244. WILLIAM BROWN was indicted for stealing on the 27th of July , one purse, value 5s.; 3s. and one guinea; one 5l. and one 1l. bank note , the property of Narcissa Taylor .

NARCISSA TAYLOR. I live in Crown-street, Finsbury-square. On the 22d of July, I called a coach in Bishopsgate-street to take me to Leadenhall-street, to the Battersea stage; while I was in the coach I took my purse out of my pocket to pay, the coachman drew up to the side of the stage, I stepped out of one into the other; I had not been in the stage three minutes before I missed my purse-Hoby went after the coach, but could not find it; he went to look for him again, and I went on to Battersea.

Cross-examined by MR. REYNOLDS. I am certain I did not drop it - I suppose it fell out of my lap. The prisoner was brought to me on the Tuesday after.

PETER HOBY. I am a carver. I stood by the side of the stage, and assisted Miss Taylor out of the coach-the prisoner drove the coach; I saw him get on the step, put his body in, and look all over it. No. 367 was chalked on the coach. Miss Taylor said she missed her purse; I went after the coach, but could not find him at any of the stands; he was taken into custody on the Tuesday; if it had dropped between the coaches I must have seen it.

Prisoner's Defence. I drove to the stand in Mark-lane, and got a job immediately.

JOHN GUYER . I am a waterman at the stand in Mark-lane, the prisoner came there, and got a job in a few minutes.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-138

1245. JOHN THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July , one bed pillar, value 11s. , the goods of Abraham Smith .

ABRAHAM SMITH. I am a timber merchant , and live in Beech-street, Barbican . On the 12th of July I saw the prisoner take the pillar out of my yard. I followed him, and asked him where he had got it, he said, yonder.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-139

1246. JOHN CROWHURST was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of August , one coat, value 10s. , the goods of Benjamin Goodyear .

BENJAMIN GOODYEAR. I am a waiter at Bruton's Coffee-house, Newgate-street. On the 22d of August the prisoner took a bed at our house, he came down at half-past five o'clock in the morning; my master stopped him, and sent me up to see that all was right - I missed my coat, and found it upon him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-140

1247. HENRY WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of August , one jacket, value 7s.6d., and one pair of trowsers, value 7s. , the goods of William Bousher .

WILLIAM BOUSHER. I am a salesman , and live in Beech-street, Barbican . On the 5th of August the things hung at my door; Pike brought the prisoner into the shop with them, at eight o'clock at night.

FREDERICK PIKE . I am servant to Mr. Westwood, and live opposite Mr. Boscher's shop; I saw the prisoner take the things down and walk away - I pursued and secured him, and took the things from him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I never had them.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-141

1248. WILLIAM ASHTON was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of August , one pocket handkerchief, value 6d., the goods of Thomas Holland , from his person .

THOMAS HOLLAND . I am a butcher . On the 25th of August, at half-past eight o'clock in the morning, I was at the execution of John Caffin, in the Old Bailey, a man was looking over my shoulder; I felt somebody at my pocket, I turned round and missed my handkerchief-the prisoner was looking over my shoulder - I told a gentleman, the prisoner walked off when he heard me speak of it, I followed and collared him-he gave it to me from down his thigh; several persons attempted to rescue him.

ROBERT MARTIN. I was on duty at the execution; I saw a crowd, went up, and found the prisoner in custody. I found 4s. 6d. on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up.

GUILTY. Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-142

1249. JOHN ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of July , four geese, price 8s.; one chaise-cover, value 2s.; one pillow-case, value 6d., and half a pound of feathers, value 1s. , the goods of William Heale , Esq.

ANN WOOD . I am servant to William Heale , Esq. who lives at Newington-green ; I had put up some geese to fatten, on the 18th of July, in the pig-sty, in the stable, which is walled round. on the 19th I missed four, and the other things, out of the hen-house, which was broken open.

WILLIAM WESTLEY. I am a constable. On the 19th of July I was at my door in Park-street, Islington, and saw the prisoner go into the field behind the workhouse, with a bundle; I followed him and asked him what he had got there, he said they were his dirty clothes, which were going to be washed; I insisted on searching it - He put it down and ran away - I secured him and found four geese, which appeared to have been strangled, they were quite hot, the feathers and pillow-case were wrapped up in the chaise-cover. I found a boat-hook, a chisel, and a large knife upon him-the marks on the door fitted the boat-hook; he said he got them at Hackney.

GUILTY . Aged 52.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-143

1250. JAMES GALLAGHAN was indicted for feloniously assaulting Robert Williams , on the King's highway, on the 16th of July , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one handkerchief, value 4s.; one hat, value 2s., and 5s. in monies numbered , his property.

ROBERT WILLIAMS. I am a mariner . On the 16th of July I had been to see a friend in Old Gravel-lane, and was returning home between eleven and twelve o'clock at night; as I was going through Blue-coat-fields I was stopped by four men, who asked me where I was going - I had been drinking rather too much, but was not intoxicated; two of them collared me while the other two rifled my pockets, while I was resisting they took the handkerchief off my neck, and knocked me down; as I fell one of those who rifled my pockets took off my hat, they then ran away, and I saw no more of them. After I recovered myself I got up, and walked about twenty yards, I saw the watchman, who asked me if I had lost any thing; I told him I had been robbed of my hat and handkerchief - He told me to follow him. I went as far as Ratcliff-highway with him, when he told me he had found the man with my hat - I was just behind him; when I came up he shewed me the prisoner and hat; I told him if it was mine, it was a China hat, and had the name of "J. Hoy," wrote in it. He shewed me the prisoner and the hat at the watch-house.

JOSEPH KENDALL. I am a watchman. I was calling twelve o'clock in Back-lane, Ratcliff-highway, and saw four men coming up the road towards me, as soon as they saw me they turned back to the fields, nearly opposite to my box, they are called Blue-coat-fields; a woman came up and said, "there are four thieves gone on with a hat."

As I went after them I met the prosecutor without a hat, he said he had been robbed of it; I told him to follow me - I went down the fields-the men were about three yards off - I noticed that the first three had no hat except their own; I then came up to the prisoner, he immediately ran towards a girl with the hat in his hand - I asked him what he did with the hat, he spoke to the girl and tried to conceal it - He said he picked it up in a kennel; I told him he must go back with me, and took him to the end of the fields and waited for the prosecutor - he came up - I said this man has got your hat - He said "if it is mine it is a Chinese hat with the name of Hoy in it." I took the prisoner to the watch-house. The prosecutor was a little fresh, but not intoxicated. The prisoner put the hat in the kennel and wetted it, to show me how he had found it.

FRANCIS JACKSON . I am the watch-house-keeper of St. George's. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house about half-past twelve o'clock, Williams followed immediately after; he had been drinking, but knew what he was about; the prisoner said he was coming from the West India Docks, at Blackwall.

ROBERT WILLIAMS, re-examined. The hat is mine. I met the watchman two minutes after the man ran from me-the prisoner was taken in less than a quarter of an hour.

Prisoner's Defence. I found the hat on my return from Blackwall.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 26.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.

Reference Number: t18170917-144

1251. ELIZA SPENCER was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of August , fourteen yards of cotton, value 28s., the goods of Samuel Jones and John Rowe , privately in their shop .

SAMUEL JONES . I am a linen-draper , in partnership with John Rowe, we live at Islington. On the 16th of August, the prisoner and a girl came for some calico, she said she would wait till we had served some ladies who were in the shop; whilst we were serving them, the other girl went out - I went out and saw her standing outside - I returned to the ladies; the prisoner said she could not wait, one of the ladies told me she had the cotton under her apron - She immediately threw it on the counter. I gave her in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 16.

Of Stealing, but not privately .

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-145

1252. ANN WILSON was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Brown, on the 18th of July , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one waistcoat, value 5s.; and two shirts, value 2s. , the goods of John Lowe .

JOHN LOWE. I lodge with Mr. Brown, in East-street, Mary-le-bone . On the 19th of July, the watchman called me up - I found the door open and missed the property.

ANDREW DAVIDSON. I am a watchman. On the 19th of July, about three o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner in the street, she stopped at every door she came to, and at last she went into Mr. Brown's and came out with something in her apron - She saw me and ran away. I secured her-the door must have been open.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 39.

Of Stealing only .

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-146

1253. ARTHUR STOREY was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of August , one pair of boots, value 5s., the goods of George Tindall , privately in his shop .

GEORGE TINDALL . I am a shoemaker , and live on Great Saffron-hill . On the 4th of August, the prisoner came to my shop and offered a pair of shoes for sale, suspecting they were stolen I detained him; he was in my shop about twenty minutes; when he came in I was in the back parlour; my wife brought the shoes to me. Blackburn took him away and brought me a pair of boots, which were mine, and hung up in my shop before.

WILLIAM BLACKBURN. I took the prisoner into custody, and searched him at the watch-house and found a pair of boots on him which Tindall claimed; he said he bought them for his wife.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them of a Jew.

GUILTY. Aged 20.

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

Confined Six Months.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-147

1254. MELVINA MALCOLM was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of August , in the dwelling-house of John Coleman , one spencer, value 5s.; one cap, value 1s.; five handkerchiefs, value 10s.; two yards of ribbon, value 1s.; and 3l., in monies numbered, and eleven 1l., bank notes , his property.

MARY COLEMAN . I am the wife of John Coleman , he rents a house in Coppice-row, Clerkenwell , I am a laundress, the prisoner lodged ten days with me. On Sunday morning the 24th of August, about nine o'clock, I went home with some linen and left the prisoner in my parlour; I returned at ten o'clock, found the street - door open and my parlour-door locked; I got the key and unlocked the door and found every thing as I had left it. I had only one drawer that locked, I had lost the key of it for two days - I kept my money there - I broke it open; the prisoner knew that I had lost the key - I had left it on a chair, and she said she had seen it and taken it up and put it down some where else; I missed six 1l. bank notes out of one drawer, and five 1l. bank notes out of another drawer, which was not locked; I had only received the 5l. the night before; I also missed 3l. in silver, five handkerchiefs and a spencer; I saw the prisoner, and most of my property, at Hatton-garden, the next day. I cannot read, but know one of the notes by a tear in it.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. My husband is a gentleman's servant in the country. Thomas Hawkins is one of my lodgers; he brought the prisoner to lodge at my house; she always slept with me; Hawkins asked me to take her in till she could find her friends; she said she was a stranger in town, that she had friends here but could

not find them; she was to pay 2s. a-week. I did not give her the spencer for a shawl - She left one at my house.

THOMAS HAWKINS . I am driver of the Taunton Stage. I lodge with Mrs. Coleman, as I was coming to town, I took the prisoner up at the end of Chiswick-lane - I never saw her before-when we arrived at the Castle and Falcon she asked me what she had to pay, I told her 1s., she said she was poor, I gave her the 1s., back - She called for a glass of gin and water of which I drank, I went up stairs and drank with some friends - I came down in about twenty minutes and found her still in the tap-room - I had some tea with her - I recollected having to meet a party at Sadler's Wells, and told her of it - She expressed a wish to go, but said she had no money, but she had got friends and would pay me again if I would pay for her - I took her to my lodgings where she left her bundle, and then to Sadler's Wells - I did not meet the party I expected, and took her back to my lodgings. After the robbery, I went in pursuit of her on the Manchester road, as she had said she expected some money from Manchester; I was in the Leeds coach, and when we got to Barnet the prisoner stopped the coach that I was in, to take her to St. Alban's; she came out of the Woolpack Inn where we stopped - I seized her and sent for a constable, before he came she fell on her knees, and said she hoped I would not prosecute her; I told her I certainly should, for her ingratitude to Mrs. Coleman - I heard her throw something in the fire-place, and found five 1l. notes there rolled up together-when the constable came, the landlord found three 3s. pieces wrapped up in a 1l., note, in the fire-place; she had a basket with her tied up in a silk handkerchief-the first thing I found in it were three silk handkerchiefs of mine, and Mrs. Coleman's spencer. I can swear to one of the notes, as I had it a long time, and paid it to Mrs. Coleman about a fortnight before. I gave her in charge.

Cross-examined. When I returned from Sadler's Wells, I asked Mrs. Coleman to let her stay for that night only - We all supped together; I did not undertake to meet her at Finchley - I did not search her basket, it was the constable. She did not leave her bundle in my room.

SAMUEL LANGLEY . I am the constable of Barnet. On the 24th of August, I was called to the Woolpack Inn to apprehend the prisoner - the landlord found some notes in the fire-place-Hawkins claimed some of the things in the basket. I produce them and the notes.

MARY COLEMAN , re-examined. I only know one note by a tear in it-the other things are mine.

Prisoner's Defence. The spencer was given to me in exchange for the shawl; I am innocent of taking the money-Hawkins gave me a 5l. note, as to the other things, it is a conspiracy between them.

THOMAS HAWKINS, re-examined. I most solemnly declare I never gave her a note of any description.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 22.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham.

Reference Number: t18170917-148

1255. HANNAH MANNING was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of September , one coat, value 10s.; and one bible, value 3s. , the goods of Thomas Green .

THOMAS GREEN . I live in Stewart's-rents, Drury-lane. On the 1st of September, the prisoner came to my shop to see my child, who was dying of the small-pox - She staid about a quarter of an hour, when she left I missed my coat - I ran down and caught her at the door - She said she had done wrong, and had the coat under her clothes, she gave it to me - I let her go; the next morning, I found my bible in Wild-street, in a shop.

RICHARD ROBERTS . I live in Wild-street. I bought the bible of a man for 1s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-149

1256. GEORGE SIMMS and MARY CHAMBERS were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of August , three carpets, value 1l. 5s. , the goods of Charles Bower .

ELIZA UNDERWOOD . I had the care of Mr. Bower's house in Tottenham-court-road . The carpets were on the two pair of stairs landing-place - I missed them in the evening of the 27th of August, the door is generally locked.

AMELIA NEST. I live in Tottenham-court-road. I was told to watch the prisoners-Simms left Chambers and went into the house-Chambers waited for him a few doors off, Simma brought the carpets out and gave them to her; I followed them down Piercy-street and Rathbone-place, to Oxford-street into Charles-street, they came into Oxford-street again, and went down into St. Giles's. I told Jordan, and he went and took them into custody it-wa about five o'clock.

ELSEY BURK. I was with Nest. Simms went into the house and brought the carpets out in about four minutes, and gave them to Chambers. We followed them into St. Giles's.

JAMES JORDAN. I am a constable. On the 27th of August, I took the prisoners into custody, in a court in St. Giles's; they were opening the carpets. Simms ran out but I stopped him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SIMMS'S Defence. A gentleman gave them to us to carry.

SIMMS - GUILTY . Aged 34.

CHAMBERS - GUILTY . Aged 32.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-150

1257. JOHN SMITH was indicted for embezzling, on the 14th of July , the sum of 3l. 2s. 10d., which he had received on account of William Osborne .

WILLIAM OSBORNE . I am a baker . On the 14th of July, the prisoner was my servant , and entrusted to receive my money; he never accounted to me for 3l. 2s. 10d., he received of Mrs. Toms.

SARAH TOMS . I owed Mr. Osborne a bill, and paid the prisoner 3l. 2s. 10d., in part and took a receipt. (Receipt, read.)

Prisoner. I never received it.

WILLIAM OSBORNE , re-examined. The receipt is in his hand-writing.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-151

1258. SUSAN THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of August , one table-cloth, value 2s.; and one pair of stockings, value 6d. , the goods of William Harrison .

ELIZA FARNHAM. I was servant to Mr. Harrison. On the 9th of August, the prisoner came to the shop about three o'clock, and eat some solmon in the back room, when she was gone we missed the things and ran after her, we overtook her and asked her for them - She gave me the property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-152

1259. HENRY WOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of July , four pair of shoes, value 12s.; one plane, value 1s.; and two pair of pincers, value 10d. , the goods of William Clow .

WILLIAM CLOW . I am a broker . On the 23d of July, I saw the prisoner in my shop, I ran after him, secured him, and found he had my shoes on, and gave him in charge.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. He once lodged in my house. They were old shoes for sale.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18170917-153

1260. JOHN TYLER was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of August , one shawl, value 4s.; and one jug, value 6d. , the goods of Isaac Oliver .

REBECCA SMITH . I live with Mrs. Oliver. On the 8th of August, the prisoner came to our house and asked if we wanted to buy any wood; I asked him if Mrs. Oliver dealt with him, he said, "yes;" he said Mrs. Oliver said I must pay him, as he had seen her - I told him I had no money - He followed me into the room where the shawl was - He went away - I am almost blind, I did not see him - I knew it was the prisoner by his voice - He came to the door again, I told him I would not let him in, he said he wanted to leave the wood without the money. When Mrs. Oliver came home, she missed the things.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18170917-154

1261. JOSEPH BROWN was indicted for obtaining goods, value 15l. 10s., from William Eley , under false pretences .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-155

1262. WILLIAM CONNER was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of September , one gown, value 2l.; one petticoat, value 10s.; one handkerchief, value 2s.; one apron, value 1s.; one waistcoat, value 1s.; and one silk handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of John Giddens , in the dwelling-house of Joseph Plumpton .

JANE GIDDENS . I am the wife of John Giddens , I lived servant with Joseph Plumpton , in Fleet-market . On the 7th of September, the house caught fire - I left it about eight o'clock in the evening, leaving my box in the garret; I returned the next day about eleven o'clock, and missed the articles stated in the indictment.

WILLIAM LOOK . I belong to the Custom-house. I went to the fire and brought several of the things out of the three pair of stairs, and took them to Mr. North's, just by; I saw the prisoner come from Mr. Plumpton's door(I did not see him within the door), with a bundle under his arm, I watched him past Mr. North's door - He went into the crowd - I went after him and laid hold of him and took it from him; I asked him where he was going with the things, he either said he was going to take care of them, or going to take them home; I brought him back, with the officer's assistance, and took him to Mr. North's. The bundle contained the articles stated in the indictment.

THOMAS BRANSCOMB. I am an officer. I was at the fire between eight and nine o'clock, keeping the crowd back; I saw the last witness and the prisoner with a bundle under his arm, he endeavoured to get among the crowd; I laid hold of him - He said he was not going to keep them, but was going to take them to some place, I do not exactly recollect; there was an open space for the things to go through the market, where every thing that was saved was taken; the prisoner was passing among the thickest of the crowd, quite away from the place mentioned, to convey the property away. I took him to the Compter, with great difficulty, he made a great resistance. I took him about fifteen yards from the fire - He said he lived on Saffron-hill, but would not say where there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I took them to take care of.

GUILTY. Aged 28.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-156

1263. JOHN CLIFTON was indicted for feloniously assaulting Joseph Armsworth , on the 29th of July , with intent to kill and murder him .

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

JOSEPH ARMSWORTH . I am a coal-porter to Messrs. Littlewood and Co., Bridewell-precinct; I have known the prisoner about two years. On the 29th of July, I had been to a feast in Gray's-inn-lane, and was returning home between two and three o'clock in the morning, I went into the Key, public-house, at the corner of Fleet-market ; I live in Shoe-lane - I was sober; the prisoner sat in a box there - I hit him on the head with my hat, and asked him if he knew me, he said "yes;" I asked him if he remembered having a pair of breeches to mend for me about a year ago; I did not accuse him with stealing them - I asked him where they were - He said, "Do you want them," I said, "yes;" he put his hand into his pocket pulled out a gardener's knife, and stabbed me, in my cheek - He tried to get away - He did not attempt to cut me again - He was secured. I did not know that he bore any malice towards me.

EDWARD RILEY . I had been to the feast and was in company with Armsworth, he struck the prisoner with his hat, about five minutes after, the prisoner struck the prosecutor in the check - He did not attempt to cut him again. There was no malice between them.

ROBERT EVANS. I am a watchman. I was called in and took the prisoner into custody. They all appeared to be sober.

WILLIAM FOLLEY . I was setting a stove at the house. The prisoner was there ten minutes before Armsworth came in - He asked him about the breeches - They shoved each other about-the prisoner pulled out the knife-Armsworth struck him again with his hat - They appeared playing. The prisoner stuck the knife in his cheek.

Prisoner's Defence. He ran his head against the knife which I was eating my cheese with.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-157

1264. ROBERT HASTINGS was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of September , two tea-spoons, value 5s.; and three saucers, value 3d. , the goods of James Constardine .

THOMAS CONSTARDINE . I am brother of James Constardine , we live in Castle-court, Lawrence-lane . On the 2d of September, we lost the property.

RICHARD KIRBY . I am an officer. On the 2d of September, a little before six o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner in Castle-court, at Constardine's area window; he had a fishing rod in his hand - He was standing up-the top window sash was down; I saw him hook up the spoons in the saucers; I laid hold of him just as he pulled them them through the iron bars, we struggled together - I pursued after him and took him before he was out of my sight.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. The spoons were tied in a cloth in the cups; I did not see him put the rod into the area. I took him in Cheapside, two hundred yards from the place.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going to the Brown Bear, in Smithfield, early that morning about a benefit society, as I went through the court I saw the rod projecting out, curiosity led me to draw it up. I was stopped by the officer and a mob in Cheapside, and then secured.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-158

1265. ROBERT BISHOP was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of August , one pair of stockings, value 9d.; and one handkerchief, value 9d. , the goods of Edward Stent .

EDWARD STENT . I am a labourer , and live at Harefield , the prisoner lived next door to me - I lost the things out of my garden and found them on Harding.

JAMES HARDING . I live at Uxbridge, Middlesex. I bought them of the prisoner for 4s., on the 5th of September.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Fined One Shilling , and discharged.

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-159

1266. THOMAS CARTER was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of August , three rugs, value 12s.; one whip, value 6d.; and one pair of shoes, value 1s. , the goods of John Potter .

JOHN POTTER . I keep the Weaver's-arms, at Stoke Newington . On the 20th of August, my stable was broken open and the things gone. The prisoner had been in my employ.

THOMAS READING . I am a patrol. I apprehended the prisoner at Shacklewell, about three quarters of a mile from Potter's, with a bag on his shoulder; I asked him what he had got, he said it was some horse-cloths and his clothes which he was going to take to the Curtain-road - I told him he was going the wrong way, and secured him. I found the articles stated in the indictment in the bag.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-160

1267. ISAAC COOK was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of August , eleven yards of calico, value 5s. , the goods of Brooks Hinton .

WILLIAM SELLERS . I am an officer. On the 28th of August, I was in Oxford-street, about eight o'clock in the evening and saw the prisoner and two others together-the prisoner went by Mr. Hinton's door, and the others looked into the shop, they placed themselves in front of the prisoner, he took the cloth from the door. I secured him, and took the cloth from under his coat.

Prisoner's Defence. They gave it me to carry.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Whipped , and discharged.

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-161

1268. CHARLES SMITH , JAMES CLARK , HENRY PERKINS , SARAH WALKER and SOPHIA TRAYER were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Hatt , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one pair of boots, value 12s.; and nine pair of shoes, value 2l.16s. , his property.

WILLIAM HATT . I am a shoemaker , and live in Fieldgate-street, Whitechapel . On the 4th of August, I went to bed about eleven o'clock, leaving every thing safe - I was alarmed about half-past twelve o'clock, came down and found the shutters forced, the glass broken, and the property gone. I saw a pair of boots the next morning in the possession of the officer.

WILLIAM BELCHER . I am a pawnbroker. I took the boots in pledge of the prisoner, Walker, about eight o'clock in the morning of the 5th of August - She frequently pledged things with me-she said she got them

from a man. She came again at nine o'clock to redeem them; Griffith came in and apprehended her.

JOHN GRIFFITH . I am an officer. On the 5th of August I heard of the robbery; I went immediately to the shop, found Walker redeeming the boots at Belcher's, and took her in charge. She said she would shew me the persons who gave them to her. She took me to George-street, up one pair of stairs, where I found all the prisoners. As soon as I entered, Trayer called her a nosing b-ch, and asked her what she had to do with an officer? I took them all into custody.

MARY LEONARD . I saw three men and a woman talking together about twelve o'clock at night, on the 5th of August, by Mr. Hatt's house.

WALKER'S Defence. A man gave me the boots to pledge.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-162

1269. JOHN GRIFFIN was indicted for stealing, on the 2d. of August , the sum of 14s., in monies numbered, the property of Jeremiah Marney , from the person of Bridget his wife .

BRIDGET MARNEY . I am the wife of Jeremiah Marney , who is a labourer . On the 2d of August I was in Covent-garden market -the money was loose in my pocket. I stopped to take up my basket; there was a great crowd. A boy asked me if I had any money? I felt, and missed all I had. The prisoner was pointed out to me; I followed him, and told him to give me my money, as it was all that I had. He asked me how I dare ask him for my money? He was secured and searched, and two half-crowns were found in one hand, some more in the other, and 3s. 6d. in his mouth.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I had 14s. - three half-crowns, and the rest in shillings. I had pledged my clothes for the money. I always said I lost 14s.

JOHN FANNER . I am a shoemaker, and live in Wild-street. I was in the market about seven o'clock in the morning, I saw the prosecutrix there. The prisoner and another boy stood by her-the prisoner was on one side, soon after he came in the middle. The prosecutrix stooped to take up her basket; I saw a hand drawn from her pocket - I did not know which of them it was; it was one of the boys; they walked on about four yards. I asked her if she had lost her money? she felt, and asked me who it was? I told her I saw a hand come out of her pocket-two of the boys ran away. As soon as the prisoner was taken she took her money from him. He said,"Mrs. Marney, let go; I have taken no money from any person."

Cross-examined. I saw the prisoner until the time he was taken. She did not miss the money till I asked her. She said she had lost the pear-box, with the money in it.

JOHN TREBUT . I am an officer. I heard the cry of"Stop him! he has picked the woman's pocket." The prisoner ran against me; I seized him, and asked what money he had about him? he said he had no money about him whatever. I found two half-crowns in his left hand. one half-crown, and 1s. in his pocket; he attempted to swallow something; I found 3s. 6d. in his mouth - He denied having any money in his mouth. The prosecutrix said she put her money in a box, but the box opened, and the money was loose in her pocket.

Cross-examined. I asked him why he said he had no money? he said he knew I was going to rob him, and swear his life away. He did not say it was his own money.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Life .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-163

1270. JOHN THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of August , two boots, value 7s., the goods of William Heather , privately in his shop .

WILLIAM HEATHER . I am a boot-maker , and live in Cockspur-street . On the 31st of August I lost the boots; I do not know whether I was in the shop, or not.

JOSEPH GREAVES . I keep the White Bear, in Field-lane. On the 1st of July, the prisoner came to my house, and offered the odd boots for sale. I told him he must have stolen them. He said he took them out of pledge in Leicester-fields. I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them in Rosemary-lane.

GUILTY. Aged 26.

Of stealing but not privately . Confined Six Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-164

1271. FREDERICK CARRICK was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of February , one 20l. bank note , the property of the Rev. John D'Arcy Preston .

REV. JOHN D'ARCY PRESTON . I had apartments at Merton College, Oxford . Mr. Gambier paid me 48l. on the 13th of February; there were two 20l. notes among them. On the 14th of February, about half-past five o'clock, I left my apartments to go to dinner, leaving my writing-desk locked, which contained my notes, in the room - I do not know whether I locked the door. I returned at eight o'clock, and missed the desk. I applied to Gambier for the numbers of the notes. Next morning my desk was brought to me at a public-house near Oxford turnpike on the London road; it was broken open, and the contents gone. I gave information at the Bank, and in August I received information that one of the 20l. notes had come in. There were 75l. in my desk in all.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I made my loss known immediately. I received information from Crapper about three weeks ago, and not before. He was employed about the college at the time.

THOMAS CRAPPER . I am a mason, and work for Mr. Knowles, of Oxford. On the 14th of February, I was employed at Merton College, cleaning a drain; it was necessary that I should work later than usual to finish it. About five o'clock in the afternoon I saw the prisoner come out of the right-hand staircase of the College with the desk under his arm - I had known him several years, he is a cabinet-maker; that door leads to Mr. Preston's room. He put the desk on his shoulder, and passed the quadrangle of the square very quick. After that, I saw him standing by the lodge without the desk. I asked him if she was at work in the College? he said, No, but he wanted to fetch

some goods from a gentleman's room, and did not want him to see him. I asked if he was moving for any person? he said, No. I asked him what he was doing with the desk, when he passed the quadrangle? he said, he had seen no desk; "did I want to have him transported?" I asked what he said, pretending not to hear; he said, "Never mind," and went away into the left-hand staircase. I went to the lodge, but could find no person. As I returned, he abused me for going to see for any person. He heard me call the porter. I left him, saying, "If that is your temper, keep it." I went out of the College. As I returned, I met him by the hall-steps with the desk on his shoulder. I asked him if he was going to repair it? he seemed agitated, and dropped it nearly to the ground - He recovered it, and put it between two buttresses at the end of the chapel near the staircase, he left it there, and went towards the gate; he returned and pulled it about. I asked him what he was going to do with it? he left it, and said, "D-n the man, why don't he come?" I went away, stood behind a pillar, and saw him go out of the gate; in five minutes he returned and took it away. I did not know of the robbery till the prisoner was detained. I afterwards saw an account of his examination in the newspapers, and told what I knew.

Cross-examined. I was at work at the College the next day, and have been in Oxford ever since. I never heard of the robbery. I heard a desk had been lost from Corpus Christi College on the Sunday after, and supposed it must be the same. I did not know the prisoner had stolen it. I never said a word to any person about what I had seen; I had a little suspicion that he was after no good. I knew it to be the 14th of February, because I had bought some lead that day, and referred to the plumber's book.

Q. On your oath, have you not said, at a public-house at Oxford, that although you had mistaken the day, you would come here and swear to it, as you should be well paid for your trouble - A. Never, that I know of.

JOHN HARRISON . I am clerk at Messrs. Child's banking-house. I have an entry of the notes sent to Mr. Gambier on the 12th of February - They are Nos. 13,229 to 13,231 20l. each.

MR. FREDERICK GAMBIER . I am a student at Merton College. I received the notes from Messrs. Child's, and paid two of them to the prosecutor, and the other I changed at the Oxford Bank.

JOHN PENSON . I am clerk to the Oxford Bank. On the 13th of February, Mr. Gambier paid in a 20l. note, No. 13,231.

JAMES WOOD . I am a clerk at the Paddington Canal Wharf. On the 26th of April, I received the 20l. note from the prisoner for goods coming from Oxford. He gave me his address, "Mr. Carrick, Camden-place, Somers-town.

HENRY COOK , ESQ. I live in Bedford-square. I accompanied the prosecutor's father to the prisoner's house, and took the 20l. note, No. 13,229, with us, and asked him if he had not paid it for goods coming from Oxford? He said, he had paid a 20l. note, which he received of Claring, a coachmaster, at Oxford. He afterwards said it was at Woodstock. I asked him to find him out. He said he was a gardener-and next that he was a coachman. He afterwards said the note was lent him.

Cross-examined. He went to Bow-street with us - He was not in custody; the magistrate was not sitting. We told him to appear again.

WILLIAM JONES . I am an officer. I fetched the prisoner to the office the next morning.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-165

1272. HENRY HOUSEMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of July , eight yards of cotton, value 14s., the goods of William James and Richard James , privately in their shop .

WILLIAM MADDY . I am shopman to Messrs. William and Richard James , who are linen-drapers , and live in Middle-row, Holborn . On the 11th of July, Jefferson brought the print in; I had seen it safe on the shop-railing inside just before. The other shopman was there.

WILLIAM JEFFERSON. I am an officer. On the 11th of July, about ten o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner looking into the shop - I watched him, and saw him run from the shop with something in his apron. I secured him - He threw it down - I picked it up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Of stealing, but not privately . Confined Three Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-166

1273. JOHN STANFIELD and SAMUEL HANSHILL were indicted for stealing, on the 1st of August , one handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Frederick Dickinson , from his person .

MR. FREDERICK DICKINSON . I live in Villers-street, Strand. On the 1st of August, about half-past nine o'clock in the evening, I was at the corner of Norfolk-street, in the Strand , going towards home-my handkerchief was safe then. I saw three men behind me. About a minute after, I saw a man on the opposite side of the way, lay hold of another-at the same time, immediately before me, another man was laid hold of, they were the prisoners. I saw the one on the other side of the way throw something from him-it was the prisoner, Hanshill. He was broughht over to me, and I accused him of taking my handkerchief; I missed it it was produced. The prisoners are two of the men I had seen following me - I looked them in the face.

JOHN GUY . I am a patrol. I saw Mr. Dickinson, and another gentleman, going up the Strand. I watched the prisoners and another man for ten minutes before they followed Mr. Dickinson. I saw Hanshill go before the other two, nearer to Mr. Dickinson; they looked round two or three times, and attempted his pocket. I got on the other side of the way, and saw Hanshill take the handkerchief out; the other two were close behind him, to prevent his being seen; he turned round, spoke to them, and made off over the way. I seized him; the handkerchief was in his hand, he threw it away-Thompson came and picked it up. The other man got away-Forbes seized Stanfield.

THOMAS THOMPSON. I am an officer. I first saw the prisoners in a court by Temple-bar - I watched them. Mr. Dickinson and his friend came by, and they followed them. I saw Hanshill go up; the other leaned over to conceal him, as if his hand was in Mr. Dickinson's pocket; I was on the other side of the way, farther off than Guy. I saw Hanshill run over the way, Guy laid hold of him; the handkerchief fell from his hand, and I picked it up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

HANSHILL'S Defence. I picked it up. Thompson said, if I would give him 1l. he would let me go.

THOMAS THOMPSON. It is false.

STANFIELD'S Defence. I was going home, and they seized me.

HANSHILL - GUILTY . Aged 18.

STANFIELD - GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Life .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-167

1274. MARY IRVING was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of July , one coat, value 10s.; one waistcoat, value 7s.; one handkerchief, value 3s.; one pair of shoes, value 10s.; one pair of stockings, value 1s.; one watch, value 2l., and 9s. in monies numbered, the goods and monies of Charles Fletcher , from his person .

CHARLES FLETCHER. I am a gentleman's servant , and live in Little James-street. On the 16th of July, about twelve o'clock at night, I was going to my lodgings, and found myself locked out. I met with the prisoner, and went with her to her apartments in Maynard-street, St. Giles's . I went to bed, and awoke about five o'clock in the morning; I was a little intoxicated. I found all my clothes, and the other things mentioned in the indictment, gone, as was also the prisoner. There was no other person in the room. I was not senseless. I am sure the prisoner is the woman.

JOHN DEWXEL . I am a patrol. I stopped a man named Sweeny, with the clothes-the prisoner was taken on the Friday night. I told her what she was charged with, we found the duplicate of the watch in her lodgings, tied up in a small bundle. When I took her I found the watch at Hill's.

BENJAMIN WYATT . I am a patrol. The prisoner lodged in the house where the duplicate was found; I took her there.

WILLIAM HILL . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Rathbone-place. On the 17th of July I took the watch in pledge of the prisoner, for 15s.; I am sure she is the woman, it was early in the morning.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. He gave me the watch to pledge.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-168

1275. SOLOMAN SIMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of August , one shawl, value 2s., the goods of Esther Cook from her person .

ESTHER COOK . I am a servant out of place. On the 25th of July, I was going home, about eleven o'clock at night, opposite Whitechapel church, I heard somebody behind me, the prisoner came up and snatched my shawl off; I turned round, and saw it in his hand, I called out, he ran away, but I caught him before he was out of my sight.

RICHARD PLUNKETT . I am constable of the night. I was standing at the corner of the church, and heard the cry of watch, I saw the prisoner running, and the prosecutrix pursuing within two yards of him, she secured him and charged him with the robbery - He denied it.

Prisoner's Defence. It was not me.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-169

1276. JAMES STEVENS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of August , one book, value 3s. , the goods of John Mann .

SARAH SHIP . I am servant to Mr. Mann; I sat at the door, saw the prisoner take the book off the stall, and put it under his coat; I stopped him, and he gave it to me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 44.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-170

1277. MARGARET HUNTER and ANN JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of September , one watch, value 5l.; one chain, value 2l.; three seals, value 4l., and one watch key, value 10s., the goods of Charles Dupont , from his person .

MR. CHARLES DUPONT . I live in Charles-street, Westminster. On the 9th of September, in the evening, about nine o'clock, I was in the Hay-market , I saw the prisoner, Hunter and another woman, sitting on the step of a door; Hunter started up and laid hold of my arm, saying, she had some knowledge of me, I told her to let go as she was mistaken; she kept hold of me, and went from the Hay-market Theatre as far as the new opening into Pall Mall ; finding me determined to break from her, she made a thrust and forced my watch from me, with great difficulty, she held her arm up - I saw my watch in her hand; I caught hold of the seals, and in the struggle the chain broke, leaving part of it, with the watch, in the prisoner's hand, she screamed out, another woman came up, she said to her, "you won't come to my assistance?" I saw that she was about two paces from us, she got behind me-the prisoner made a motion as if she had thrown the watch away, and on my stooping to look for it, she ran off, I followed her, calling out stop thief; I turned again to look for it, not finding it, I returned to the place, and had her taken into custody. I have never found it; she said she never saw me-it was worth seven guineas. Next morning I saw Jones at the office.

JAMES CLARKE. I am a watchman. I stopped the prisoner, Hunter, as she ran through St. James's-market, hearing the cry of stop thief, Mr. Dupont came up and charged her with the robbery; she said she did not think he had a watch about him; the other prisoner came up, and tried to rescue her.

HUNTER - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

JONES- NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-171

1278. JOSEPH RYAN was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of August , one coat, value 7s.; one jacket, value 3s.; fifteen pair of pantaloons, value 1l. 10s.; one pair of boots, value 2s.; one pair of drawers, value 2s.; eight waistcoats, value 8s.; one coat, value 1l. 10s.; one tablecloth, value 10s., and one glass, value 5s. , the goods of Joseph Spooner .

JOSEPH SPOONER . I am a mariner ; my vessel was in the City Canal . My things were in a cabin-the prisoner was quite a stranger. I had locked the ship up, and the hatches down; on the 24th of August I went on board and found the larboard quarter galley forced open, and the things gone.

THOMAS MOODEY. I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner on the 25th of August, at three o'clock in the morning, between the City Canal and the Docks, with the property; he said they were his own.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. They were given to me.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined Six Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-172

1279. JOHN ENNIS and SARAH FORRESTER was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July , one handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of James Walsh , from his person .

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

WILLIAM SUMMERLING. I am clerk to a warehouse-man, in Ironmonger-lane. On the 12th of July, about twenty minutes after five o'clock, I saw the prisoner in Swithin's-lane, Forresterspoke to Ennis, he shook his head, they both turned round and went to a picture shop, Forrester went to a gentleman's pocket-the gentleman went away. I could not see whether she took any thing, or not. Mr. Walsh came up, I saw her put her hand into his pocket, take his handkerchief out, and put it under her cloak, she then gave something to Ennis, and they both turned away. I asked Mr. Walsh if he missed any thing, he said he had lost his handkerchief; I told him Forrester had it, he asked her for it, she said she had not got it; I said then Ennis must have it, and ran after him - He ran away-Mr. Walsh collared him. I saw the handkerchief in Walsh's hand when he had hold of Ennis.

SAMUEL SIMMONS. On the 12th of August I was in Threadneedle-street, and saw Forrester secured; the officer brought the other prisoner up and gave Forrester in my charge.

JOHN FLEET . On the 12th of August the prosecutor gave the prisoners in my charge. Mr. Walsh is gone abroad - He swore to the handkerchief at the Mansion-House, in the prisoners' presence.

ENNIS'S Defence. The gentleman said it was not his.

ENNIS - GUILTY . Aged 32.

FORRESTER - GUILTY . Aged 58.

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-173

1280. ELIZA ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of July , two skins of leather, value 7s. , the goods of William West .

EDWARD TICKNER . I am servant to William West, who lives in Bride-lane, Fleet-street; the prisoner generally dealt at our shop. On the 11th of July she came for a calf-skin, while she was looking at some, I saw her put something under her clothes; after rolling it up she sent me into the back shop for some sheep skins, while I was there I saw her put something under her clothes again, I called her into the counting-house, and charged her with the robbery - She acknowledged having took one, and produced it from her pocket - I sent for an officer; before he came I saw her throw a calf-skin from under her clothes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Confined One Month . GUILTY . Aged 45.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-174

1281. MARY SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of September , one watch, value 5l.; two seals, value 1l. 10s.; one key, value 5s.; and one ribbon, value 2d., the goods of Richard Hough , from his person .

RICHARD HOUGH . On the 13th of September I was walking home in Shoe-lane , between twelve and one o'clock at night; the prisoner came up to me, and pulled my watch from me in an instant - I had not spoken to her; she made her escape leaving her cap and bonnet in my hand. The watchman came up I told him; he said he thought he knew the bonnet - I went home. I am sure she is the woman.

ABRAHAM COLEY . I am a watchman of Holborn, between twelve and one o'clock, I heard a bustle, near the top of Shoe-lane; the prosecutor came towards me, saying, he had been robbed of his watch, and the woman had escaped, leaving her cap and bonnet in his hand; I knew the bonnet to belong to the prisoner; I went in search of her but could not find her; I placed myself so as to see all over my beat, and about half-past one o'clock, I heard somebody coming down Robinhood-court, I concealed myself in a door-way, the prisoner advanced to the end of the court, she looked both right and left and went into Shoe-lane; I ran to lay hold of her and as I came up I saw her pull a watch from her pocket, and heard the seal and key rattle against the case; I seized her, and told her to give me what she had in her hand, she screamed out,"Murder," and made a great resistance - She broke my lanthorn - I caught at the watch, she shifted it from one hand to the other, put her two hands behind her, sat down on the ground and dropped it - I caught it as it fell, by the step of a door - She did not know that I had got it - I took her to the watchhouse, she had neither cap or bonnet on, I gave them to her at the watchhouse, she said they were her's - She put them on, and appeared before the alderman on the next day in them. The prosecutor was sober.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I met the man very drunk, he took me up a court and gave me the watch, he threw me down, I got away with the loss of my cap and bonnet, when I recovered myself I found I had got the watch and went back to the prosecutor to give it to him, and they took me.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-175

1282. JAMES SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of August , one basket, value 6d., and fifty-two pounds of butter, value 3l. , the goods of George Bowles .

GEORGE BOWLES . I am a salesman at Newgate-market . On the 29th of August, the butter stood on the bulk in my shop-Glocester gave me information - I ran out and overtook the prisoner with the flat on his back.

THOMAS GLOCESTER . I saw the prisoner take hold of the flat, suspecting him, I told Mr. Bowles, he followed and took him immediately.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It was given to me to carry.

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-176

1283. SOLOMON LYONS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of July , one pocket-book, value 2d.; one 3s. token, one half-crown and 6s., the goods and monies of William Siggs , from the person of Ann, his wife .

ANN SIGGS . I am the wife of William Siggs , who is a green-grocer . On the 7th of July, about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, Lamborn asked me if I had lost any thing, I felt and missed my pocket-book, and saw it in his hand.

JOHN LAMBORN . I am a shoe-maker. I was in Newgate-market on Monday the 7th of July, about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner put his hand into Mrs. Siggs's pocket, and take the pocket-book out. I immediately secured him - He dropped it and I picked it up - I never let him go, but gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GEORGE BOURY . I saw Lamborn seize the prisoner - He threw the pocket-book down.

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-177

1284. ANN DONOVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of June , from the person of Richard Hitchins , one broach, value 9s.; one pencil-case, value 2s. 6d.; one pocket-book, value 1s.; 8s. 6d., in monies numbered, and eleven 1l., bank notes , his property.

RICHARD HITCHINS . I am a tailor . On the 20th of June, I was going to Gracechurch-street, and met the prisoner on Holborn-hill - She asked me to treat her with some beer-which I did; she took me to a house in Shoe-lane - I staid there about half an hour - She followed me into Plumbtree court -she stood by my side, and put her hand into my waistcoat-pocket and took my pocket-book, which contained eleven 1l. notes and my apprenticeshipindentures, and 8s. 6d., out of my pocket, and ran away. I am positive she is the woman; it was about half-past eleven o'clock at night; she ran into a public-house - I followed her, and lost her about half a minute, and found her there among several more girls. She told me if I would stop in the court, she would fetch me the pocketbook.

JOHN GIFFORD . I am a watchman. The prisoner was brought into the watchhouse-nothing was found on her; at one o'clock in the morning, I found the pocket-book behind a gate in Holborn, it contained two duplicates and the indentures.

(Pocket-book sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was never out of his sight-the book was found three hundred yards off.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-178

1285. DIANA WHEELER and MARY SMITH were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of August , one pair of stockings, value 2s. 6d. , the goods of William Bradley .

WILLIAM CARVER . I am servant to William Bradley , hosier , London-wall . On the 13th of August, the prisoners came to the shop, and asked to look at some stockings at 15d., or 18d., a pair, I shewed them some, they offered me 1s., for those at 15d., I refused it, they said they could deal better with my master - I called him down, he would not take the money. They went away.

CHARLES MATTHEWS . I am an officer. On the 13th of August, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner, Smith, in Leathersellers-court, in a minute Wheeler came out of the shop with something under her apron, she joined her - I followed them up Bell-alley into Coleman-street and Basinghall-street, she pulled out one pair of stockings from her apron and gave them to Smith; I followed them to the top of Cateaton-street, and called Smith, the officer, we followed up Cornhill, Gracechurch-street, and the Minories; they went into several shops. We secured them and found a pair of stockings on each - They divided them in Basinghall-street - they said they bought them.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am an officer. I found a pair of stockings on Wheeler.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SMITH'S Defence. We were intoxicated and bought them.

WHEELER - GUILTY . Aged 27.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-179

1286. RICHARD BUTLER was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of July , three asses, price 3l. , the property of John Tabrum .

THOMAS PHILPOT . I am servant to John Tabrum , who lives at Margretta-hall, Essex . On the 4th of July, I lost the asses out of a field there; I had seen them there the night before; I found them the next day in possession of the prisoner at Smithfield-he said they were his. I gave him in charge.

JAMES CARTER . I am a hog-dealer, and live in Vine-street, Liquorpond-street. The prosecutor told me his master had lost three asses; about three o'clock, I saw three that answered his description; I went up to the prisoner and asked him if they were his; he said they were. He said he bought them on the Rumford road.

JAMES STAPLE. I am an officer. The prisoner was given into my charge; he said the asses were his own, and he bought them at Romford-market; this was on a

Friday-the next day he said he bought them at the Red Lion, at Mile-end.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them at the Red Lion, of a man who bought them at Romford-market, and gave him 50s., for them.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-180

1287. WILLIAM POTTER was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of July , seven pounds of smalts, value 14s. , the good of William Hooper .

JOHN MUMFORD. I am clerk to William Hooper , blue manufacturer , Coleman-street ; the prisoner was his labourer ; having often lost property, I searched the premises every night when the men left work. On the 18th of July, I found a bag of smalts in a dark corner in the cellar, I let it remain there, and placed myself to watch till eight o'clock, when every body had left except the prisoner, in whom the greatest confidence was placed - He slept on the premises; I left the place, and went about fifty yards beyond the gate, and waited about a quarter of an hour; the prisoner came out with a parcel under his apron - I took him and found it was the smalts I had seen in the cellar. I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I meant to pay for them.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-181

1288. FREDERICK WARING was indicted for embezzling the sum of 44l. 10s. 6d. , the good and monies of Thomas Prout .

THOMAS PROUT , I am a perfumer , and live in the Strand; the prisoner was my servant , and entrusted to receive money on my account. On the 24th of May, I gave him a bill of exchange for 44l. 10s. 6d., to receive for me - He never returned; I have the bill and receipt, which is in his hand-writing - He never accounted to me for it.

JOHN LAWSON . I am clerk to Messrs. Sikes and Co., I paid the bill and took the receipt; I paid it in one 10l., three 5l., seven 2l., and one 5l., notes, and 10s. 6d., in silver.

JOHN JACKSON . On the 30th of July, the prisoner surrendered to me, saying, he was distressed at his conduct, and wished to be brought to justice. I had no warrant against him.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-182

1289. DANIEL WELLS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of August , one jacket, value 18s. , the goods of Thomas Kilby .

JOHN FORRESTER, SEN. I met the prisoner with another boy in Houndsditch, on the 14th of August, they attempted several shops, I was obliged to leave them - I met my son and told him to watch them. I afterwards took them into custody.

JOHN FORRESTER , JUN. I was in Gun-square, Houndsditch , and saw the prisoner and another boy going down Houndsditch - I watched them to Mr. Kilby's shop; the prisoner took the jacket from the door-post and ran down Devonshire-court, he let it fall, I picked it up, ran after, and secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-183

1290. WILLIAM JENNINGS was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of July , fifteen live tame pigeons, price 30s.; and six live tame rabbits, price 12s, , the goods of Joseph Pulley .

SECOND COUNT the same, only stating them to be the property of Samuel Pulley and William Pulley .

WILLIAM FULLBROOK . I am a patrol. I know Mr. Pulley's premises. On the 30th of July, about four o'clock in the morning I was coming along Love-lane , I heard a noise in his chaise-house, which is at the end of the lane; I got over into the field by the premises and looked over the fence and found his dog apparently in a fit; Eyles was with me - I saw the staple of the stable-door broken off, I got over and looked through the boards; the door opened, somebody looked out and shut it again - He opened it again - He had a bag - He shut and opened it again; I heard him drop himself down, and make towards the gate; Eyles got over the rails, and asked him what he did there, it was the prisoner, he said he had been in liquor and got there out of the wet; the gates were also broken open - He ran away into Dalston, I never lost sight of him, he got over into a garden, we there secured him, searched him, and found some matches, a flint, steel, and screw-driver; I found six rabbits tied up in a bag in the chaise-house.

JOHN EYLES . Fullbrook has spoken correctly; the prisoner said he lodged in Whitechapel and got there out of the wet.

MR. W. PULLEY. I am the son of John Pulley , we live at Dalston; the stable-door was broke open and the rabbits and pigeons gone. The dog died.

GUILTY . Aged 54.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-184

1291. ISAAC THOMPSON and THOMAS MAYDEW were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of August , one handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of William Routh , from his person .

WILLIAM ROUTH . I live in Upper Thames-street. On the 16th August, about nine o'clock at night, I was in Broad-court, Drury-lane ; I felt a jerk at my coat-pocket, turned round and collared the prisoner, Thompson, immediately at my elbow, the other prisoner was about one yard

off; I missed my handkerchief and insisted on searching him, he said he was very willing to be searched, which caused me to suspect the other prisoner had the handkerchief; the constable stopped him-nobody was near enough to take it but the prisoner.

JOHN NEWMAN. I am a constable. I was in Broadcourt, and heard Mr. Routh charge the prisoners with taking his handkerchief. He had Thompson in custody.

HENRY JAMES BROOKS . I found the handkerchief just by where the prisoners were taken.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMPSON - GUILTY . Aged 17.

MAYDEW - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-185

1292. THOMAS RONEY and ELIZA his wife were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of July , one shirt, value 20s.; one shift, value 7s.; and two handkerchiefs, value 4s. , the goods of Caroline Burney .

CAROLINE BURNEY . I live at Limehouse . I went to France, I returned about the 18th of July, and missed the property; the landlord had put an execution into the house, the prisoner was put in possession-the things were not removed-the execution was paid. The prisoner's wife used to come to see him.

THOMAS NOAK . I am a pawnbroker. I received the things in pledge of the prisoner, Eliza Roney , on the 14th of July.

JOHN FORRESTER . I took the prisoners into custody, and found the duplicate at their lodgings.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ELIZA RONEY 'S Defence. My husband gave them to me to pledge.

THOMAS RONEY - GUILTY . Aged 35.

Confined One Year , and Whipped .

ELIZA RONEY - NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-186

1293. WILLIAM MACKAY was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of August , one plane, value 3s. , the goods of Marmaduke Isaacs .

MARMADUKE ISAACS . I am a carpenter . On the 13th of August, I was at work at Waterloo-place ; I went to dinner, and returned in ten minutes, I missed my plane and found the prisoner close to the house.

WILLIAM POLES . I saw the prisoner come out of the house with the plane under his coat; I secured him - He said he was going to pledge it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 67.

Confined Six Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-187

1294. JOHN JENNINGS was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of July , one watch, value 2l.; one chain, value 9d.; and one key, value 1d., the goods of James Dovey , from his person .

JAMES DOVEY . I am a carpenter , and live at Kentish-town. On the 30th of July, about twelve o'clock in the morning, I was at the Mansfield-arms, I staid there till about five o'clock; I had drank rather too much - I went into the skittle-ground - I laid my head on the table and went to sleep-the landlord awoke me and asked me if I had lost any thing. I found my breeches unbottoned and my watch gone.

WILLIAM BROWN. I am the landlord of the house. I was looking out of my window, and saw the prosecutor asleep on the table, the prisoner pretended to be asleep also; I saw him trying to get something out of the prosecutor's pocket - I saw him draw something out, and put it into his right hand waistcoat-pocket; the prisoner went towards the back-door to go out - I ran down and collared him, and told him he had committed the robbery, he denied it; after remonstrating with him he gave me the watch; he said he did not mean to keep it. I awoke the prosecutor - he gave him in charge. They did not appear to know each other.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. We had been drinking - I meant to return it.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Fourth Middlesex, Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-188

1295. MARY ANN JAMES was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of August , five spoons, value 12s.; and one sheet, value 8s., the goods of Reece Jones , in a lodging-room let to her husband .

REECE JONES . I let the lodgings to the prisoner, not to her husband.

ACQUITTED .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-189

1296. GEORGE HARTLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of September , one shirt, value 5s. , the goods of John Readfearn .

ANN READFEARN . I am the wife of John Readfearn, who is in the First Regiment of Guards . I went out of my room when I returned I missed my shirt; from what I heard, I went to the prisoner and asked him if he had got the shirt - He denied it; next morning I had him apprehended.

PRUDENCE JENKS. I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner sold the shirt to me for 2s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. She owed me 2s. 6d., I took it instead. I was intoxicated.

GUILTY . Aged 59.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-190

1297. HENRY FELL was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of September , one coat, value 20s. , the goods of Samuel Perkins .

SAMUEL PERKINS . I live in Old-street; the prisoner was my fellow-servant . I missed my coat.

GEORGE LULLER . I am a pawnbroker. I took the coat in pledge from the prisoner, he said it was his brother's.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Fined One Shilling , and discharged.

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-191

1298. WILLIAM CHAPPLE was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of July , three 1l. bank notes, the property of John Goldsworthy , from his person .

JOHN GOLDSWORTHY . I am servant to Messrs. Leader and Co. distillers, who live in Whitechapel. On the 16th of July I was in Oxford-street, three men accosted me, the prisoner spoke first; he said, he had just come out of Gloucestershire, and had received 12,000l. He said he was going to stop in town a few days, and wished to lodge his money in some safe hands. I recommended him to Messrs. Mastermans and Co. the bankers - I did not know any of them before. They said they were all strangers to each other, and did not know the way to Lombard-street. I said I was going through the city, and would shew it to them. I went about half a mile with them. The prisoner said, "Let us go into a public-house, and see if we have got the money, or we shall look foolish when we get to the banker's." I at first refused to go in, they said they should not be long. I went into the Spread-eagle, in Broad St. Giles's. The prisoner ordered a pint of beer, I paid for it. He went into the back-room, I followed him, the other two followed me. They stopped at the end of the table - I was on the other side. I thought they were going to count the money. They began quarrelling among themselves. They proposed to put down 5l. each - I did not put down my 5l. The prisoner said, "Come, put down 5l." - I asked him why? and said I had not got 5l. I began to think I was in bad company, and said I had only got 3l. - they told me to put that down - I put it down on the table. The prisoner gave me a piece of chalk, and said, "Now chalk;" I said I would not, as I knew nothing about chalking. He said, "Chalk any thing." I chalked the figure 3 on the table. He turned round and spoke to the others, and then turned back and picked up my three 1l. notes - They were very close together; he gave them to the other man, who said he came from Gloucester. One of them picked up the other notes (as I supposed them to be), and went out - I followed them. A man asked me if I had lost any thing? I told him the prisoner had taken 3l. from me - He ran after him and stopped him. I am sure the prisoner is the man who took the notes.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I have been thirtyone years in my place. I was not to have any thing for my trouble. They said nothing about hiding the figure under the hat. I put the money down through fear - I did not lay a wager.

JOHN SMITH, I am a beadle of St. Giles's. On the 16th of July, I was just by the Spread-eagle, and saw them go in - I waited on the outside. In about a quarter of an hour a little man, in black, came out in a very great haste; after him came the prisoner, and next to him the prosecutor, who seemed agitated. I asked him if he had lost any thing? he said he had been robbed of 3l. I asked him which man it was? He said it was the prisoner; I laid hold of him-the other made his escape. The prisoner said "Nonsense! don't take me-I'll take care the man's money shall be made good, and you shall have a handsome present for yourself." I took him into custody, and found a pocket-book on him, with 1l. 10s. in it. He called me aside, and said, "For God's sake don't take me before a magistrate. I'll give you 20l., and the man's money shall be made good to him. I will produce a friend in ten minutes who will settle it." I found four flash notes in the prisoner's box, a bill for 395l., and some imitations of 2l. notes.

Cross-examined. The prosecutor said he had been robbed of the money.

JAMES PEARSON . I saw four men go into the house. Knowing the prisoner, I suspected what was going forward, and told Smith. I went in, and saw them in the back-parlour; I saw them come out. The prosecutor said he had been robbed of 3l.

JOHN WEEKS . I am an officer. As the prisoner was going to Bow-street, he asked me to go into a public-house to settle it, and said he would give me 20l. for my trouble.

DAVID WILLIAMS . I keep the public-house. They were in the room about ten minutes-neither of them sat down; the prosecutor paid for the beer. I saw some papers pass between them.

Prisoner's Defence. I never touched his money.

GUILTY . Aged 77.

Confined Two Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-192

1299. JOHN COLLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of August , seven carriage glasses, value 20l. , the goods of William Peek .

NATHANIEL PEEK. I am brother of William Peek , who is a coach-maker , and lives in Worship-street . On the morning of the 31st of August I missed the glasses - They were safe in the carriages in the shop the night before. The back fence was broken down.

THOMAS FITZGERALD. I am an officer. On Sunday morning, the 31st of August, about five o'clock, I was opposite my door, in Long-alley, Moorfields, and saw the prisoner with a bag on his shoulder; I watched him - He crossed, and put the bag down at an area-gate just by; a boy was with him - He came out of the alley. I asked him if he had left them? he said, Yes. The boy went up the alley; I came up to him, and asked him who he wanted? he said he wanted a person of the name of Jenkins. I told him there was no such person there; he got away-the prisoner was close to me, I laid hold of him, and told him he must go with me. He begged me not to take him, and resisted. I gave him to another man while I fetched the bag, which contained seven carriage-glasses. I found an open knife in his pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A person asked me to carry the sack, and said he would give me 2s. for my trouble. He told me to put it down, which I did, and received 1s. of him.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-193

1300. GEORGE ARMSTRONG was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of August , one pocket-book, value 1s., and 4s. 6d. in monies numbered, the goods of Evan Davis , from his person .

EVAN DAVIS . I am a milkman , and live in St. George's in the East. On the 14th of August, I went to the sign

of the Flying Horse, in Crown-street, Finsbury-square , to get a glass of rum; I pulled my pocket-book out to pay for it, and put it back into my left-hand pocket. There were five men on my left side, they rushed against me - I felt a hand in my pocket, and laid hold of it as it came out. The prisoner jumped forward, and tried to rescue the man; the others endeavoured to get me out of the door. I held the man as long as I could-no person would assist me. I knocked the man down-the prisoner came forward, and struck me several times - I was obliged to let go. They ran out, my wife followed them; the prisoner was secured immediately. He said, he was not the man who took the money.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Your pocket was picked by one of the men - A. Yes, and the prisoner rescued him. The prisoner called out Stop thief! to get away himself. I have never seen the pocket-book since the robbery.

ELEANOR DAVIS . I was with my husband and my sister. I followed the prisoner - the publican would not assist me. The prisoner threw me down and ran away.

ANN WILLIAMS . I am Davis's sister, and was at the house. I took the prisoner.

GEORGE MARSHALL . I am a constable. I heard the alarm in Crown-street. The prisoner was running fast, and several others after him - I pursued; there was no person before him; he fell down, I took hold of him. One of the men pushed me away - I took him in charge.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-194

1301. CHARLES WATSON was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of July , one hat, value 6s. , the goods of Henry Harris Morgan .

HENRY HARRIS MORGAN . I am a hatter , and live in Little Russell-street, Covent-garden . On the 26th of July the hat hung at the shop-door inside. About nine o'clock my boy said it was stolen. I ran out and secured the prisoner by Somerset-house, with the hat in his hand.

JOSEPH CAPLE . I saw the prisoner take the hat off the peg, and run down Russell-street.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-195

1302. THOMAS WILKINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of August , one salmon-trout, value 2s., and one towel, value 1d. , the goods of William Field .

JOHANNA FIELD. I am the wife of William Field ; I sell fish. On the 30th of August I was in Tabernacle Walk ; a lady bought some salmon of me, and sent her girl next door with me to see it weighed. I left my basket outside the door; when I returned I missed the fish. The prisoner and fish were brought to me.

DAVID CARPEN . I saw the prisoner come from the basket with the salmon, wrapped in a cloth, under his coat, and stopped him. GUILTY . Aged 26.

Whipped and Discharged.

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-196

1203. CHARLES STOCKHAM was indicted for stealing on the 20th of August , 5s. in monies numbered , the property of Benjamin Hodges , Benjamin George Hodge , and William Robert Hodges .

JOHN ROLLS . I am clerk to Messrs. Benjamin, Benjamin George , and William Robert Hodges , who are distillers , and live at Milbank. On the 20th of August the 5s. paper of halfpence was in the counting-house - I missed it in the evening, and found it on the prisoner, who was our servant, I knew it by the mark on the paper.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined One Month .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-197

1304. JOHN ROBERTS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of September , one bushel of damsons, value 14s., and one basket, value 2s. , the goods of James Conner .

JAMES CONNER . I am a porter at Spitalfields-market. On the 9th of September I took the basket of damsons to a cart in Crispin-street, Spitalfields . I could not find the owner of the cart; the prisoner said he was the owner, and would take care of it. I put them in the cart, and saw them again at the watch-house. I am sure the prisoner is the man.

JAMES HABBIT . I am a weaver. About half-past five o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner about the market. I went to the church and rang the six-o'clock bell. When I returned, I saw him going on with the basket of damsons on his shoulder. I followed him down several turnings; he ran as fast as he could with them. I stopped him, and asked him where he got them from? he said a man gave them to him to take care of. I asked where he was going with them? he said he did not know. As soon as I laid hold of him, he said, "Shew me a little mercy." I took him to the watch-house.

(Basket sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Confined Six Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-198

1305. ELIZA HILLARY was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of August , one 5l. and two 1l. bank notes, the property of James Wren , from his person .

JAMES WREN . I am an auctioneer , and live at No.3, Greenhill's-rents, Cow-cross. On the 3d of August I met the prisoner in Holborn, about eleven o'clock at night. We walked down Holborn together, she took me to the Coach and Horses, in Red Lion-street, where we had some rum and water. I took my notes out to pay for it; I changed a 1l. note, and had a 5l. and two 1l. notes remaining in my left-hand breeches-pocket, when I came out. We agreed to meet there the next evening. She was fearful of her parents being angry, and we took a coach to go to her house. As we were going down the New Road , I felt something at my pocket. I caught her hand, and took two 1l. notes out of it. I told her there was a 5l. note - She said she had dropped that on the straw at the bottom of the coach. I told her I would give her in charge till she found it. I called to the coachman, and told him to drive to the next watch-box, and gave her in charge. She said it was in the coach-it was not found. She said she threw it out of the coach-window. I went to look for it, but

could not find it. When I returned she told the people I had given it to her. I never took any liberties with her,

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I went before the magistrate the next day, he refused to have any thing to do with it; I went to the Bank and described the note.

Q. Was you not told that there never was such a note issued - A. No; it was No. 15,298, I made the entry of it the next day. The coachman is not here.

Q. On your oath, did not the prisoner call out first to the coachman to assist her - A. She did not. I have the number of the coach. I received the note of Mr. Perkins, of Smithfield. I got the number of the note from him, and told him I had been robbed. The beadle and his wife searched the prisoner. I was never in a court of justice before.

Q. Was you not concerned in the prosecution of a man named Woodward - A. I was not examined to my knowledge - I gave information against him.

GEORGE WHITE . I am a watchman. I heard somebody call out to drive to the first watch-box; the prisoner jumped out first, and the prosecutor after; he said he had lost a 5l. note, the prisoner said it must be in the coach. I asked him how he knew it was the 5l. note he missed, he said he held the two 1l. notes up to the light, and saw it was the other that was missing; the prisoner said he gave them to her for what he wanted.

Cross-examined. Nothing was found upon her.

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-199

1306. WILLIAM HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of August , one plane, value 2s., and one square, value 2s. , the goods of John Rodgers .

JOHN RODGERS . I am a carpenter . On the 4th of August I left my tools in a new house, in Hoxton-fields .

JAMES SHERLEY . I am a watchman. On the 4th of August, between three and four o'clock in the morning, I stopped the prisoner at Canonbury, with a bag, and asked him what he had got in it; he said they were carpenters' and plasterers' tools which came from Hoxton, and he was going to take them to Highgate to work. I found the tools in the bag, and took him to the watch-house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found them.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-200

1307. JOHN GREEN was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of July , one watch, value 5s. , the goods of Joseph Taylor .

MARY BARNARD . On the 22d of July, the watch hung on the shelf, I went into the back room, left the street - door open, I heard somebody coming into room, I looked and saw the prisoner there, he asked if it was an eating-house; I went to the door and shewed him one - I then went out to buy some things, soon after the prisoner passed the door, my little girl came and asked me if I had ordered a man to stop at the house till I returned, I came back and found the prisoner in custody; I saw him pull the watch out and put it on the shelf.

BENJAMIN GRAY . I am a carman; I saw the little girl crying she said a man was in the house - I placed myself at the door, and saw the prisoner there, he tried to get out, I stopped him - He said he wanted a lodging; I told him he must stop until the prosecutrix returned; the watch was found on the shelf, she called out that he had put it there.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined One Month .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-201

1308. JOHN EDMONDS was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of September , two cushions, value 16s. , the goods of Joseph Taylor .

JOSEPH TAYLOR . I am a coachmaker , and live in Oxford-street. On the 6th of September the cushions, were in a gig, about eight feet from the shop front, between twelve and one o'clock, I was in my parlour, and saw the prisoner in the shop, I saw him take the cushions out of one of the gigs - I ran out and saw him turning the corner of Chapel-street - I secured him, he begged for mercy. I took the cushions from him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Six Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-202

1309. ANN CLARKE was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of July , one stove, value 3s. , the goods of Sarah Darkin .

SARAH DARKIN . I live in Baldwin's-gardens . On the 22d of July, the stove stood on the landing-place of my first floor, I went out at six o'clock in the morning, and left the street - door fast; Miller came to me about it, I went back and missed the stove.

ELEANOR MILLER . I live in Baldwin's-gardens. On the 22d of July, I went out with Mrs. Darkin; I returned and missed the stove, a person gave me information, I ran round to the brokers, and found the prisoner at Morris's, selling it. I asked her where she got it, she made no reply. I told her I suspected it was her that robbed Mrs. Darkin before - She said she knew nothing about it; I asked her how she got the stove? she said,

"Well, there it is." I gave her in charge.

CORNELIUS MORRIS. I am a broker, and live in Leather-lane. Before seven o'clock in the morning the prisoner came and asked me to buy a stove, I asked her to take me to her lodgings to see it; about half an hour after she brought the stove to me; I told her I thought it was not honestly come by, she was confused, and asked a boy to carry it for her-Miller came up, and charged her with stealing it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I never had any thing to do with it.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined One Year .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-203

1310. MARY TROY was indicted for unlawfully uttering a 1s. 6d. bank token, and having at the same time one other counterfeit bank token in her possession .

MATTHEW HARRISON . I am a stationer, and live in

Cornhill. On the 1st of September the prisoner came to my shop for half a quire of paper, at 1s. a quire, she offered me a 1s. 6d. token, I told her I did not think it was good, and from her manner, I told her I suspected she knew it was a bad one - She said she did not know, but if I did not like it, she would give me sixpence; I told her if she did not account for how she received it, I should send for an officer - She went out leaving the token with me; I followed her into Threadncedle-street, she turned into French-court; I told Ireland, he stopped her, and found two more pieces in her mouth, wrapped in paper.

CHARLES IRELAND . I live in French-court. I saw the prisoner come down the court about ten o'clock in the morning, Mr. Harrison followed her, I stopped her, and observed something in her mouth, and took two 1s. 6d. tokens out, wrapped in whitey-brown paper.

JOHN SMITH. I am a teller at the Bank; the three tokens are all counterfeit, and resemble those issued by the Bank of England - They are only washed, and all of the same die.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Confined One Year , and find Sureties for Two Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-204

1311. GEORGE LOMAS was indicted for obtaining goods, value 1l. 10s., from George Beswick , the property of Richard Puckle , William Costeker , and Robert Puckle , under false pretences .

GEORGE BESWICK . I am servant to Richard Puckle , William Costeker , and Robert Puckle , woollen-drapers , Cornhill. On the 15th of July, about ten o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came to our house with an order, signed Robert Robertson (read).

Messrs. Puckle and Co.

Please to let the bearer have one piece of flannel, for James Robertson,

ROBERT ROBERTSON .

James Robertson is a customer at our house; the prisoner formerly lived there, I understood him to come from there, and delivered forty yards of flannel to him, we have no other person of that name who deals with us. I was never paid for it.

ROBERT ROBERTSON. I am the son of James Robertson , the prisoner is not in our employ - He had left us six weeks; the order is not my hand-writing. We gave him no order to get the flannel, nor did we receive it.

ANN SIMMS. I live on Saffron-hill; the prisoner offered the flannel for sale at my shop, on the 15th of July - I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM BLACKBURN . I took the prisoner in charge, and found the invoice upon him.

GUILTY . Aged 41.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-205

1312. THOMAS EGAN was indicted for unlawfully obtaining goods, value 2l. 6s. 6d., the property of John Maud , from John Haynes , under false pretences .

JOHN HAYNES. I am clerk to John Maud , who is a chemist , and lives in Aldersgate-street. On the 3d of July the prisoner came to our shop about six o'clock in the evening, and produced an order, I took it to Mr. Wilson, who came out and asked who Mr. Jones was that signed the order, he said he was a clerk in the counting-house-the barrel of saltpetre was delivered to him (order read).

Please to let the bearer have a barrel of petre for Eykins, Browning, and Co. 7, Smithfield-bars.

Per J. JONES .

Cross-examined by M. BARRY. A man named M'Donald lived in our employ about two years ago.

GEORGE WILSON . I am clerk to Mr. Maud; the order was brought to me, I asked the prisoner who Jones was that signed the order, he said he was a clerk in the counting-house.

SAMUEL MILLER. I am servant to Mr. Maud. I delivered the saltpetre to the prisoner.

MR. WILLIAM BROWNING . I am in partnership with Richard Eykin, and James Eykin , the order was not made by our clerk - We have no such clerk. We never received the saltpetre.

HENRY TURNPENNY . I apprehended the prisoner, and asked him who wrote the order, he said M'Donald, and he sent him for it - I took him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-206

1313. RICHARD CARTER was indicted for wilful and corrupt perjury .

MR. ADOLPHUS stated that there were certain difficulties in the case, which induced him to decline offering any evidence.

ACQUITTED .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-207

1314. ELIZA ROBERTS was indicted for stealing, on the 24th July , one 10l. and one 5l. Bank of England notes; one promissory note for the payment of 20l., and five promissory notes for the payment and value of 10l. each, and five others for the payment and value of 5l. each, the property of Benjamin Bellchambers , from his person .

BENJAMIN BELLCHAMBERS. I live in Holborn. On the 24th of July at night, I had been dining with some friends, I was little the worse for liquor, I met the prisoner in the the middle of Holborn , between twelve and one o'clock at night, my pocket-book was in my coat pocket; she laid hold of my arm and pressed me to give her something to drink, we went into the Bull and Gate, Holborn, instead of finding a bar there as I expected, I was asked 3s., for admission to a room, I had no silver, I took out my pocketbook and tendered a 5l. note to the waiter, I afterwards recollected that I had a 1l. note and gave it to him, I put my pocket-book in again and staid about half and hour in the room with the priosner, she walked away with me about ten paces, she wished me good night and cautioned me to take care of myself; the next morning on opening my pocketbook I missed 120l. in bank notes out of it, two days after I saw 75l. of them, all country notes. I am certain the pri

soner is the woman, she was in custody - She was sober. I did not go to sleep.

JOHN MALLETT . I am a watchman in Drury-lane. On Saturday morning the 26th of July, I went to the Marquis of Granby in Drury-lane, and found the prisoner and two other girls there, very much intoxicated, she went to the privy, I followed her, having heard her say she had so much property about her, her pockets were on the outside of her clothes; I found a piece of a newspaper in her pocket and found 50l., in it.

THOMAS RADLEY . I am the landlord of the house. The prisoner gave me 25l. in country notes.

SAMUEL FURZEMAN . I took the prisoner in charge.

BENJAMIN BELLCHAMBERS , re-examined. I know the notes to be mine by the endorsement.

Prisoner's Defence. I was with three different gentlemen that night; I found the notes and did not know which of them they belonged to.

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-208

1315. THOMAS BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of August , six braces, value 6s. , the goods of Caleb Atkinson , William Hopkins and Daniel Hopkins .

DANIEL HOPKINS . I am a coach-maker , in partnership with William Hopkins and Caleb Atkinson. On the 15th of August, I found the prisoner in custody with the braces.

SAMUEL WHITE . I am servant to Messrs. Atkinson, and Co. On the 15th of August about five o'clock, I saw the prisoner come into the shop and take the braces from the carriage - I laid hold of him and took them away from him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 61.

Confined Two Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-209

1316. JAMES SMALL were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of August , one quart pot, value 1s. 3s.; and one pint pot, value 8d. , the goods of James Chapman .

JOHN DAY . I have the care of the new buildings, Portland-place, Marylebone. On the 29th of August, about nine o'clock, I saw the prisoner and another boy drop something into the vaults there; one of them went down and came up again; I went and found the pots buried - I left them there, about two o'clock, the prisoner and another boy came again to the place - They came up, I told them to stop - He then put the pots under his jacket and ran away - I followed him and secured him. I found they belonged to James Chapman.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-210

1317. JAMES M'DANIEL was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of July , one carpenter's work bench, value 5s.; one pail, value 6d.; one wrench, value 3s.; one saw, value 3s.; eight oak spokes, value 2s.; two beech quarters, value 1s.; one chissel, value 9d.; one hammer, value 9d.; and one plane, value 1s., the goods of John Adlington ; and two planes, value 6s. , the goods of David Lucking .

JOSEPH JONES . I am an apprentice to John Adlington. On the 21st of July, I missed the things out of the yard; I had been working with them. The prisoner was employed on our premises.

DAVID LUCKING . I work for Mr. Adlington. I lost two planes out of the yard, I saw them again at the office; the prisoner was in custody-when I missed them, the prisoner said he supposed somebody had taken them when the gate was open.

WILLIAM MARTIN . I am a plaisterer. The prisoner came to me and said he was very much in debt, and had several executions against him, and wanted two of my rooms to put his property in; I fetched the things from his lodgings to my house-the tools were taken away; the day before they were taken, the prisoner came to me and said the officers were coming to take me up, for the things that were found at my house, and desired me to get them off my premises or I should get into trouble. I took them to Worship-street. I told Gleed where to find them.

BARNARD GLEED . I am an officer. I found the things at Stewart's house; I found part of them at the Camdenhead, Wlaworth; the prisoner came in while I was there. I took him into custody-he said they were his own.

CLARE LEWIS. I am a carpenter, and live at Tottenham. The prisoner came to me and told my master he wanted to sell a bench; he sold it to my master, whose name is William Smith. He said it was his own.)

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The tools are mine. I bought them.

GUILTY . Aged .

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-211

1318. JAMES BIGSBY and SAMUEL TURNER were indicted for stealing, on the 22d of July , three bushels of potatoes, value 12s. , the goods of George Winmill .

GEORGE WINMILL . I am a farmer , and live at Vallance, Essex. On the 21st of July, I sent the prisoner, Bigsby, with eight sacks of potatoes to carry to Spitalfields. I saw part of the potatoes at Bow.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. There was a man named Archer with him. His cart was one sack deficient.

JOSEPH LEACH. I am a watchman at Bow. On the 22d of July, I saw the carts stop at the Bird and Hand at Bow, about three o'clock in the morning, they watered their horses, and drew up to the inn gates - I saw the prisoner, Turner, come out of the Bird and Hand, and open the gates, with a bushel and a empty sack, into which he measured the potatoes - He is hostler at the inn - He measured them out of Bigsby's cart-Bigsby untied the sacks and took the potatoes out of different sacks and put them into the bushel measure-Turner measured them

into the empty sack; the man who drove the other cart assisted - He got away; Bigsby put the sacks down at the hind part of the cart-the other man took it on his back to carry it away, I asked him where he was going with it - He made no answer, I told him to put it down; Turner was walking about. I took the two prisoners.

BIGSBY - GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined Six Months .

TURNER - GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined One Year , and publicly Whipped near the Bird in Hand .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-212

1319. THOMAS STRINGER and SARAH STRINGER were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of August , two ounces and a half of silver, value 13s. , the goods of Robert Mushet .

MR. ROBERT MUSHET . I am a melter and refiner in the Mint ; I am responsible for the silver under my care. The prisoner, Thomas Stringer, was employed there for about three months; he left the works on the 16th of August-some silver was produced to me on the 28th of August by Mr. Harris, which I knew to be my property, it was one ounce and twelve grains; I tried it, it agreed with the standard. The prisoner was employed in the melting-house - I have seen his wife at the door several times.

Cross-examined by MR. REYNOLDS. The prisoner had been off work ten days before he was taken.

MR. JOHN JAMES HARRIS . I am a jeweller, and live in Nightingale-lane, East Smithfield. The prisoner, Sarah Stringer, brought a lump of silver to my shop, and asked me what it was worth - I asked her where she got it - She said she found it at the top of the lane; I told her to leave part of it until the afternoon and call again, and I would let her know what it was worth-she left some with me - I went to the Mint-she returned in the afternoon. I had an officer there, who took her into custody.

JOHN GRIFFITHS. I apprehended the prisoner at the shop - She told me where she lived - I went and took her husband.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SARAH STRINGDR 'S Defence. I found it.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-213

1320. JOSHUA BUSHELL was indicted for stealing, on 29th of April , two 5l., one 2l. and two 1l., bank notes , the property of Thomas Hancorn .

THOMAS HANCORN . I am a cooper , and live in Old-street - road; the prisoner lived nine months with me. On the 29th of April, I gave him 14l., in two 5l., one 2l., and two 1l., bank notes; he was to go to Mr. Bernard's in Shoreditch, to take up a bill, at ten o'clock, I was afterwards applied to for the amount of the bill; I found the prisoner at Worship-street in August last; the constable told me, in his presence, that he said he had been to France with the money. The prisoner said he had been to Calais.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I always paid him his wages - I paid him 2l. There had been a dispute between us about three weeks before - He did not agree for any regular salary - He boarded with me.

WILLIAM MERRY. I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner at the top of his father's stables, where he was concealed, at Hackney, he told me he meant to go to Russia with the money, and when he got to Calais he could get no farther as he had no passport.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-214

1321. JOHN KNOCK and THOMAS STOKES EVANS were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of September , ten pounds of lead, value 2s., the property of John Musgrove , and fixed to a certain building, and one fixture (that is to say), one brass cock, value 3s., his property, and fixed to the said building .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be the property of some person or persons unknown.

JOHN MUSCROVE . The premises in question were entrusted to my care, and have been seven months in my possession; I am accountable for any thing that happens to them; I have the power of letting them; I have made good the property. The house is in Barrosa-terrace, Bethnal-green .

Mr. JOHN NORTON . I am an officer. I live at No. 7, Barrosa-terrace, which is the next house. On the 19th of September, the prisoner, Knock, called on me for the key which was left with me, and a bill in the window referred persons to me for it; the other prisoner was with him. I believe him to be the man; when they had got the key I went into my yard, and my attention was drawn to the house by a noise like wrenching, I got over the paling to the house, looked throught the kitchen window, and saw Knock and the other prisoner apparently twisting the leaden pipe - They were stooping, I ran to the front door and into the kitchen, and charged them with stealing the pipe; I collared the other man, one of them took his hand out of his pocket, put it through a broken window, and threw something into the garden; the other man rushed by me into the street, Knock ran after me and threw me down stairs, they both got out and took separate directions; I followed Knock through a field, calling, "Stop thief!" I secured him and brought him back; I never lost sight of him. I found the leaden pipe twisted off, and we fixed it to the other part and it corresponded; it was fresh wrenched off-the brass cock was found immediately, under the window in the garden.

ELIAS BACON . I live in Dean-street. I saw the prisoners pass my door together that morning; I live next door to them-about nine o'clock in the morning; my house is a quarter of a mile from the house.

RICHARD HORSPOOL . I am a baker, and live at Stepney. I was at a friend's house, and saw the prisoner, Knock, run across the field and Mr. Norton following him; I went to the house and saw the pipe lying at the sink, and the cock in the garden.

THOMAS GARTON . I am an officer of Worship-street, Knock was brought to me-and the other man described to me; I went to look for him. On the 11th of September, between ten and eleven o'clock at night I went to Knock's house, and saw Evans's wife at the door; I went again next morning between five and six o'clock, before they were up, I heard somebody bolting the street door as

I knocked, I looked through the window and saw a pair of boots; I knocked again and Knock's wife looked out of the window - She let me in in about ten minutes; I could not find Evans, I searched all the rooms - I told them who I wanted, they did not assist me-at last I went to the dust-hole, I put my stick through a hole and felt something soft and pulled a waistcoat out-it was warm; I searched further and found the prisoner, Evans, there and secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

KNOCK'S Defence. I intended to look at the house, I found a man down stairs who ran out. Norton came and took me.

Evans's Defence. I was not there.

KNOCK - GUILTY . Aged 39.

EVANS - GUILTY . Aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-215

1322. THOMAS DAWKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , twenty bushels of oats, value 5l. , the goods of William Waterhouse .

THOMAS YOUNG . I am a chaff-cutter to William Waterhouse at his stable at South Mins. On the 3d of June, I had orders to watch, I laid among the straw by the cornbinn; between twelve and one o'clock at night, the prisoner, and another, man came up and filled five sacks with oats, and took them away to the road-side, I followed after the other man, leaving the prisoner behind in the granary; I told the foreman, after which I went to look for the corn and found it on the road side ready to be put into the cart which was drawing up, loaded with hay, which was going to town that morning; the prisoner had been Mr. Waterhouse's servant.

WILLIAM DOVER . I am foreman to Mr. Waterhouse. Having missed corn several times, I told Young to watch, he came to me - I caught the prisoner by the binn - He denied it - I gave him in charge, he got away, and six weeks after he was taken again. I am certain he is the man.

LEWIS PIGE . I am a constable. On the 2d of September, I had information and went for the prisoner at Low Leighton; I traced him from there to Limehouse and took him. He acknowledged filling the sacks.

Prisoner's Defence. Being out of work I laid down in the stable, about half-past three o'clock, I went into the loft and they took me. I ran away.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-216

1323. SAMUEL SIMS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of August , five glass dishes, vlaue 9l.; one lamp, value 1l.; and one basket, value 1s., the goods of Alexander Fraser , Esq. , in his dwelling-house .

PETER GRAY . I am footman to Mr. Alexander Fraser , who lives at No.4. Old Burlington-street, in the parish of St. James's , it is his own house; about the 26th of August, I missed the five glass dishes, a glass lamp, and a basket, the prisoner was quite a stranger.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. Mr. Fraser was in town at the time; I did not miss the things till I went to look for them, I had seen them a very few days before, not so long as a week; I missed them out of the cupboard, but did not miss the lamp until the property was found. I never saw the prisoner about the premises.

THOMAS CASLAKE . I am servant to Mr. Lightfoot, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Berners-street. On the 27th of August, I was standing by the counter, looking towards Oxford-street, the shop door enables me to see all along one side of Berners street; I saw the prisoner bringing a basket in one hand and the lamp in the other, he was coming from Oxford-street towards the shop, I crossed over to the shop door; I thought the lamp a very handsome one, and saw the glass in the basket - I thought they were going to some gentleman's house; he passed the door and in a moment came into one of our private boxes, he put the basket on the counter and said he wanted 1l., as I drew it towards me to look at it, he put the lamp on the counter and said, "I suppose you will lend me more if I want it, "I told him "yes," he said he merely wanted to make up a bill, and that made him bring the lamp; I wrote a duplicate for him, and asked him his name and address, he gave me the name of Samuel Sims , Crown-street, Soho; I lent him 1l., on the Saturday following, the servant came to know if the dishes were pledged with us, I shewed them to him, he claimed them - I went with him to No. 1, Crown-street to see for the person, it was a glass and china shop, I could not find the prisoner there; last Saturday week about seven o'clock in the evening,. the prisoner came to fetch them out, I went round on the other side of the counter, to the box door, and told him they were stolen, and asked him who pledged them, he said he sent a young man to pledge them, I told him he was the man who pledged them, he afterwards acknowledged it; I called the watchman in and gave him in charge. I am quite certain he is the same man.

Cross-examined. I took down the address given by the person who brought them, he gave his name very readily. I am certain he said it was Crown-street, Soho; the servant came for them three days afterwards; I told the prisoner they were stolen before I asked who pledged them.

Q. Did he not say that it must have been the young man from whom he bought them that stole them? - A. He did not-when he came to fetch them out, he brought the duplicate with him.

RICHARD SMITH . I was constable of the night, the prisoner was brought to the watch-house. I found a duplicate on him which did not relate to the property; I asked him where he lodged, he said in Northumberland-street, in the New-road; I went there the next day and searched the premises; as I was taking him to Marlborough-street, an old woman came and said he lived in Bennett's-buildings, Crown-street, St. Giles's, I went there, but found nothing.

Cross-examined. He had lived in Bennett's-buildings,

Crown-street, St. Giles's.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. There is a witness who saw me buy them.

GEORGE NASH . I have only seen the prisoner once that was at a public-house near Burlington-house in Piccadilly, I do not know the sign, I was having a pint of beer, I saw

the prisomer come in and a man behind him; the man brought the things, and asked him 30s. for them. He said he had not got so much. The man went out, and the prisoner went out when he had drank his beer. Very shortly after, the man came in, and said he would take the money that he offered, which was 22s.. The prisoner paid the money, and the goods were delivered to him. There were glass dishes such as that, and a large bowl or globe like a lamp. I believe those produced are the same.

Court. Q. What are you - A. A waterman. I work at Billingsgate in general. I am apprentice to Mr. Sellers, who is a waterman and lighterman. I do not know what the prisoner is - I am not acquainted with him - I never saw him before to my knowledge. I do not know the man who sold them - They were bought and sold in the public tap-room. I do not know what day it was - I think it is better than a month ago.

Q. Cannot you recollect the month - A. I believe it was August, or the latter end of July - I think it was the latter end of July. I did not drink with the prisoner.

Q. Who served you - A. The landlord. I do not know his name; I was never in the house before - They both drank together. I only staid while I drank my beer - I looked at the newspaper. I was not there above a quarter of an hour; the things were taken out and put on the table-the landlady was there. There were a few more people in the room. She could see them as well as I could.

Q. Had you any conversation with the prisoner - A. We talked together coming towards Coventry-street; we went as far as there, and then parted.

Q. How did the prisoner find you out - A. His wife came to me. I told the prisoner where I worked.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 31.

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-217

1324. JOHN TILLING was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of September , one stove, value 20s., and one pair of blinds, value 20s., the goods of Charles Plow ; and one blanket, value 1s., one rug, value 1s., and one pillow, value 1s. , the goods of William Collins .

WILLIAM COLLINS . I sleep in Charles Plow 's house, Jubilee-place, Stepney. On the 7th of September I missed the articles stated in the indictment.

WILLIAM WESTBROOK . I am a plaisterer. On the 7th of September, about six o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner, and another man, go up to his house, in Silver-street, Stepney, with two bundles; they came out again, the prisoner came out first, with the blinds covered over, in his hand, and went towards Stepney-green.

JOHN GASKIN . I am a constable. On the 8th of September I had orders to watch the prisoner's house. I saw a cart come to the door about eight o'clock in the morning; a person put a stove in it, and a bundle which contained a blanket and other things - I saw them handed out to the man who drove the cart. I followed the cart towards Stepney-green, the man driving fast. I was fearful of losing sight of it. I overtook it at Trafalgar-square, and told the prisoner I was an officer, and that he had stolen property in the cart. He whipped the horses very hard, and also struck me with the whip while I held the horse; he jumped out of the cart, and made his escape. I took the property to a public-house. I went back to the house, a woman opened the door, and as soon as she saw me, she attempted to shut it, I got in, and found the prisoner up one pair of stairs. Powis asked him where the stove was which he brought there on the Saturday? he said he knew nothing of it. I asked if his name was Gale? he said it was. I asked him where the horse and cart where? he then said his name was not Gale, but his real name was Tilling - I took him into custody, and detained the woman; the horse and cart, he said were not his. The prisoner is not the man who drove the cart.

JOSEPH POWIS. I went to the prisoner's house; he said his name was Gale. I told him I thought his name was Tilling - He said it was Gale; the cart had the name of Gale upon it; afterwards he said his name was not Gale but Tilling. He said he could tell something about the robbery.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-218

1325. JOHN MOORE was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of January , one pair of boots, value 7s. , the goods of Hugh Miller .

MARY WOOLLEY . I live in Gee-street, Goswell-street . The prisoner lodged one week with me-Miller lodged with me also. The prisoner left me on the Saturday, and on the Monday following Nation bought the boots to me.

WILLIAM NATION . I am a jeweller. On the 12th of January the prisoner asked me to go and drink with him, which I did. When we came out of the public-house he asked me to buy the duplicate of the boots of him - I told Mrs. Woolley of it.

JAMES HOWELL . I am servant to Mrs. Fothergill, who is a pawnbroker. On the 11th of January, the prisoner pledged the boots with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-219

1326. JOHN JEFFKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of July , one set of harness, value 6l. , the goods of Joseph Taylor .

JOSEPH DAVIS . I keep the White Bear public-house in Field-lane. On the 9th of July, bewtween five and six o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner, and another man, came to my house-the other man called me out of the tap-room, and asked me to buy a set of harness. I asked him where it was? he took me in to the prisoner, who shewed it to me. I asked the prisoner what he wanted for it? he said, 20s. I asked him if it was his own? he said he made it himself, and lived in Dean-street, Holborn. I questioned him further about it; he then said he lived in Wellington-place, Drury-lane; he appeared in a hurry to get rid of it. Suspecting him, I sent for Barnley; when he came he said he lived some where else. He said it was his own, and distress was the cause of his selling it at that price - He agreed to sell it to Barnley for 15s.

JOHN BARNLEY. I was sent for, and asked the prisoner if he wanted to sell the harness? - he asked 1l. for it, I offered him 15s. for it, and asked him if it was his own? he said, Yes, and he had two or three more sets at home; he said I should have it for 15s., and one shilling's-worth of rum and water. I told him, if he would tell me how he got it I would pay him for it. He said he lived in Dean-street - I took him into custody. When he got to the office, he said he did not live there. As he went to Bridewell, he said he lived in Wellington-place, Drury-lane, and desired me to let his wife know. I could not find any more there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-220

1327. CHRISTOPHER HATLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of August , one decanter, value 7s. 6d.; one coat, value 17s.; and four tumblers, value 3s. , the goods of Joseph Norden .

JOSEPH NORDEN . I am a glass-cutter , and live in Monmouth-street, St. Giles's. The prisoner had been in my employ for ten months. I lost the property, and found my decanter and tumblers at the pawnbroker's.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I am a Jew - I deal in any thing.

Q. You send your men to pledge things to pay them their wages - A. I never employed the prisoner or any person else to pledge things. I swear I never employed either Woolf or Lacy to pledge things.

ROBERT PEARSON . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Tottenham-court-road. I took a coat in pledge in the name of Hatley. I know the prisoner - I do not remember whether he brought it, or not.

JOSIAH PEARCE . I am a pawbroker. I took a decanter in pledge; on the 2d of August the prisoner came, and had more advanced upon it,

STEPHEN TANNER . On the 6th of September I apprehended the prisoner, and found forty-six duplicates on hm-three of them were relating to the property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner called the following Witnesses:

EMANUEL WOOLFE. I have worked for the prosecutor. When I have applied to him to pay me my wages, he used to send me to pledge things to get the money. He is a common thief!

JAMES LACEY. I worked for the prosecutor - he used to ask me to pledge things.

THOMAS PAISLEY . I work for the prosecutor. I have pledged things for him several times.

JOSEPH NORDEN . It is all false.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-221

1328. MARGARET DYER was indicted for stealing on the 27th of August , five silver spoons, value 30s. , the goods of James Cooney .

MRS. SARAH COONEY . I am the wife of James Cooney . On the 27th of August I dismissed the prisoner from my service in the evening before she left, I looked over my things; I missed a tea-spoon at tea-time which I had used at breakfast that morning, and a gravy-spoon at night. I missed eight silver spoons and two pair of silver sugar-tongs, and had her secured. She lived four months with me.

MISS SARAH HERRING . I live with Mrs. Cooney. On the evening of the 27th of August, after the prisoner was gone, I found three duplicates in a pair of gloves on the dresser-one was dated the 27th of August. There was another servant in the house.

DAVID TRAIL. I am servant to Mr. Collins, who is a pawnbroker. On the 27th of August, about ten o'clock in the morning, the prisoner pledged a tea-spoon at our shop. In the evening she came again, and pledged a gravy-spoon.

THOMAS HEDGES. I am a pawnbroker. On the 4th of August the prisoner pledged a tea-spoon with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. There were other people in the house.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-222

1329. WILLIAM CLARK was indicted for stealing' on the 16th of August , one jacket, value 4s. , the goods of John Wallace .

JOHN WALLACE . I am a mariner . On the 16th of August, the prisoner slept with me at a house in Redcross-street, East Smithfield . Next morning, I found him with Brassett, who had my jacket.

EDWARD BRASSETT . I went after the prisoner, and found him on Tower-hill, with the jacket. He said he would return it, and pulled it off.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 60.

Confined One Month .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-223

1330. SARAH BLACKNEY was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of August , one pair of shoes, value 4s. , the goods of Alexander Wilson .

WILLIAM LEE . I am servant to Alexander Wilson . On the 2d of August, the prisoner, and another woman, came to the shop about eight o'clock; the other woman asked for a pair of shoes-none would suit her. She asked to look at a pair of boots. While I was looking for them, two pair of boots were taken off the counter. I did not miss them till the officer brought them in. I am sure the prisoner is the woman.

THOMAS BURNIDGE . I am a constable. On the 2d of August, soon after eight o'clock, I stopped the prisoner with a basket - I found the two pair of boots in it. She said she bought them for her boy and herself, I found they were Mr. Wilson's.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The basket was given me o carry. GUILTY . Aged 50.

Confined One Year .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-224

1331. MARGARET BISHOP was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of July , one quart pot, value 1s. 6d. , the goods of Thomas Radley .

TAOMAS RADLEY. I keep the Marquis of Granby in Drury-lane . On the 14th of July the prisoner came to my house, and as she went out I saw her hand under her apron. I followed her, and found the pot there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Confined Six Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-225

1332. NICHOLAS BECKSTROM was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of September , one sheet, value 1s., the goods of William Siggerson , the same being let to him with a lodging-room .

JULIA SIGGERSON. The sheet was taken off another bed, and not that which was let to the prisoner.

ACQUITTED .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-226

1333. SAMUEL BURROWS was indicted for embezzling the sum of 2l. 7s. 6d.

JOHN HILL . I keep the Cross Keys , in St. John's-street. The prisoner was my post-boy ; he did not pay me any money which he had received of Mr. Dunkley.

PETER DUNKLEY . I hired the prisoner to take me to Sutton. I do not think that I paid him.

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex, Jury, before Mr. Common. Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-227

1334. JOHANNA BARRY was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of July , one sieve, value 1s., and 12 quarts of plums, value 10s. , the goods of William Cooper .

ANN COOPER. I am the wife of William Cooper . On the 22d of July, about twelve o'clock, I saw the prisoner take a sieve of plums from my stand in Covent-garden - I stopped her. She used to frequent the market.

(Basket sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I paid for them.

GUILTY . Aged 39.

Fine One Shilling , and discharged.

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-228

1335. JOHN CARROL , JAMES LONGMOUR , and WILLIAM FRUIN were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of August , one handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of James Morfett ; and 6s. in monies numbered , the goods of Thomas Weaver .

JAMES MORFETT . I lodge in Henry-street, New Road. I was at the Waterloo public-house, in James-street, Oxford-street , on the 22d of August, about half-past eleven o'clock at night, and called for some beer. I was not drunk; my wife and Weaver were with me-there were twenty or thirty persons in the room. They took my beer away from me. I laid my head down - I got up. One of the men said he should like my neck-handkerchief-Fruin is the landlord of the house. I was immediately seized, and the handkerchief taken off my neck. I said nothing to provoke them. Carrol untied my handkerchief. I never saw them before; nine, or ten of them struck me - I was thrown down on the table-Weaver has absconded. I had drank nothing but a drop of porter.

SARAH MORFETT . I was with my husband; we had been to see Weaver's apprentice in a poor-house, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon. We went to two or three houses, and had a pint or two of beer. I believe the poorhouse was at Whitechapel. We had a pot or two of beer before we got there, we also went home and had a pot of beer. I do not remember whether we had any spirits, or not. We stopped at the first public-house two hours; my husband was not sober - I do not think Weaver was drunk.

Q. Do you not know he was drunk - A. I believe he was. I wished him to go home, because he was drunk. I believe Weaver was also drunk-the prisoner, Longmour, sat by the side of Weaver. He struck me. I gave him in charge.

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-229

1336. WILLIAM HOPKINS and REBECCA AR-THUR was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of August , one 10l. bank note, the property of Joseph Green , from his person .

JOSEPH GREEN . I live at Westminster. On the 7th of August I went out - I had been drinking. I met the prisoner, Arthur, and went home with her to No. 12, Vine-street, Chandos-street - I had a 10l. and a 5l. note about me. I sent for half a pint of rum and a pot of porter, which I paid for with silver. I went out with Arthur to a public-house in Chandos-street, and asked the landlord to change a 5l. note; a man just by said it was a 10l. note - I found out my mistake; I returned to the house without getting it changed. I went to bed, and awoke between twelve and one o'clock at night-Arthur was there. I heard some person say, "Go along!" I do not know who it was. I got up, and found my pantaloons had been taken away. I had locked the door before I went to bed, and put the key into my waistcoat pocket, which I put under my head. I found my pantaloons in the room-my 10l. note was gone - I alarmed the watchman. When I opened the door, I found the prisoner, Hopkins, on the landing-place.

ELIZA TUCKER . I am the wife of Henry Tucker , we keep the house, No. 12, Vine-street.

Q. How many other women lodge in the house - A. Only one beside the prisoner. I had locked up the house, and was going to bed-my house is shut at eleven o'clock. The prosecutor came to the house between eleven and twelve o'clock; he offered me a 5l. note - I could not get it changed. He went out, and returned. I heard the alarm between twelve and one o'clock, and came to the top of the stairs; he said he was robbed. The prisoner, Hopkins, came from the next room - He lived with Arthur. Hopkins came and broke the door open. Arthur was taken to the watch-house, and at the second examination the charge was made against Hopkins also. Arthur gave Hopkins a paper. Hopkins could not have been in the room at the time of the robbery.

Q. On your oath, did you not say at the time, that you saw Arthur give Hopkins the paper - A. No; the prosecutor said he had lost a 5l. note.

Q. You heard him complain of losing a note, saw her hand the paper to the man, and did not tell him - A. I was put in the watch-house with them - I had no opportunity.

WILLIAM NETTLETON . I was constable of the night. The prisoner, Arthur, was brought to the watch-house, and Tucker with her. Tucker said nothing about seeing Arthur hand the paper until the Tuesday following-Green was intoxicated.

ARTHUR'S Defence. He had another woman with him when I met him.

JOSEPH GREEN. There was another woman with me in the public-house. I did not examine my pocket after she left.

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-230

1337. ISAAC HOLMES was indicted for stealings, on the 22d of August , 7s. in monies numbered , the goods of Benjamin Booth .

MARGARET BOOTH . I am the wife of Benjamin Booth , who is a baker , and lives in Southampton-place, Camden Town. On the 22d of August, about three o'clock, I saw the prisoner in the shop; he reached over the counter, opened the till, and took out the money - He took 7s. out. I was in the back-room. I run after him and stopped him-the 7s. were found on him.

THOMAS HALES . I took the prisoner into custody, and found 7s. on him.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Fined One Shilling , and discharged.

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-231

1338. WILLIAM JOHNSON and MICHAEL KEEFE were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of July , one pair of breeches, value 6s. , the goods of Robert Raymond .

ANN RAYMOND . I am the mother of Robert Raymond , I live at Islington Green . On the 18th of July his breeches hung on the Green to dry, on the rails by my gateway. I received information, and ran after the prisoners, who were pointed out to me - They were stopped.

ROBERT BROWN . I am a headborough. I was going up the Green, and saw the prisoners, and another boy, by the rails where the things hung. On my return, I saw Johnson with the breeches and stopped him - He said they were his own.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHNSON - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Three Months .

KEEFE- NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-232

1339. JOHN KANE was indicted for stealings, on the 9th of July , two hammers, value 5s., and one shovel, value 2s , the goods of Alexander Goudge .

ALEXANDER GOUDGE . I am a paviour . On the 9th of July, I lost my tools from Mr. Poynder's.

WILLIAM THOMAS. I am a tool-broker, and live in St. John's-street. On the 9th of July, the prisoner offered me the tools for sale. I asked him if they were his own? he said they were - I detained him.

DANIEL ORKNEY . I work for Mr. Goudge. On the 8th July, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I left the tools in Mr. Poynder's yard, in Bishopsgate-street.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man sold them to me.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Whipped , and Discharged.

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-233

1340. JOHN MALTWOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of September , two seals, value 30s.; one key, value 5s.; two rings, value 4s., and one slider, value 2s., the goods of James Pascall , from his person .

JAMES PASCALL . I am an engraver , and live in Wilderness-row. On the 16th of September, I was at the Angel Inn, Edmonton , about eight o'clock in the evening - I was not at the fair. I was looking for a friend, and was hustled by about a dozen persons; I felt my seals and ribbon pulled at, and seized the prisoner's arm with my right hand - I collared him, the rings broke-my watch was nearly out of my fob; I never let go the prisoner - the others tried to rescue him, they rushed on each side of me to make me let go, and struck me several blows, but I still held him. I have never found my property. I got away from them, and gave the prisoner in charge. We had to go three-quarters of a mile to the watch-house, and the gang interrupted us all the way.

HENRY LEEDS . I was with Pascall. I ran up to him, and found the prisoner in his custody; there was a dreadful scuffle to rescue him - We were obliged to take the prisoner into a booth. The gang followed us all the way to the watch-house.

ABRAHAM ANGEL. I am a headborough. I took the prisoner in charge, and assisted in taking him to the watch-house-the gang attempted to rescue him. I took him to the watch-house with great difficulty, they knocked me down, and called out "D-n his eyes, kill him;" we took him into a booth, and they still attacked us-the watchman presented his pistol, and they then drew back.

WILLIAM GARNER . I was opposite the Angel Inn; I saw a crowd and herad the cry of murder - I assisted in taking the prisoner. I was very severely beaten myself.

Prisoner's Defence. They found nothing on me.

Transported for Life . GUILTY . Aged 24.

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-234

1341. ANN MANSFIELD and SARAH GREEN were indicted for stealing, on the 30th of June , eleven 1l. bank notes, the property of Bartholomew Dillon , from his person .

BARTHOLOMEW DILLON. I am a mariner . On the 30th of June, between nine and ten o'clock at night, I met the prisoner, Mansfield, in Shoreditch, she asked me to give her something to drink; I went to a house in Shoreditch , the prisoner, Green, was in the house - I am certain I had the notes in my trowsers at the time; I sent for a pot of beer, and felt them safe in my pocket; Green drank a little, and then left the room, leaving me and Mansfield in the room by ourselves. I staid there about twenty minutes, when she went out; I waited in the room for her about twenty-five minutes, but she did not return - I then missed my notes; I am certain they were safe when Green left me. I alarmed the watchman, and Mansfield was brought to the watch-house about an hour after.

WILLIAM GIBBS. I am a watchman. I was at the corner of King's Head-court, just by the house, which is in Bowl-court, the prosecutor came to me, saying, he had been robbed - He was sober - I asked him if he should know the woman, he said he should; I had seen the two prisoners together at ten o'clock. I apprehended Mansfield at four o'clock in the morning in Angel-alley, and told her what she was charged with - She denied it; the prosecutor said she was the woman; she said there was somebody else concerned in it, and she was not the person, and that he had been with other women. I found nothing on her. I knew she lived in Green's house in Bowl-court, I went to the house, and knocked at the door, Green answered me, and said that she would not let me in; I asked her if Mansfield was there, she said, No; she said she could not speak to me, and at last she let me in. This was a little after one o'clock. I asked her about it, she said she had only two 1l. notes, which she had received of Mansfield, and she had left them at the public-house. I went to the public-house in Angel-alley, and got 1l. 4s. 6d.

JOHN KNOWLES. I am a watchman. I assisted in taking Green into custody; she told me, in Mansfield's presence, that she gave her two notes to take care of until the morning, and she had left them at a public house - They were two 1l. notes - I got them. Mansfield said nothing.

WILLIAM SMITH . I heard of the robbery, and saw the prisoners taken into custody. I was left in the watchhouse with the prosecutor and Mansfield, she ridiculed him about his loss; she told him it was not her, but another woman named Harriet; and that that woman had the greater part of the money.

WILLIAM GREEN . I am a hawker, and live in Webb-square, Shoreditch; I know the prisoner, Mansfield. About half-past eleven o'clock that night I met her in Shoreditch, she gave me something to drink, and asked me to go with her to the Weaver's Arms, and gave me some drink there; the landlady persuaded her to leave her money there till the morning, as she was intoxicated; she left a 1l. note and seven shillings in silver.

JOHN SAUREY . I went with the watchman to Green's house, and told her of the robbery; she said she had received some notes from Mansfield, she was fearful all was not right, and she took them to Ashton's public-house. Ashton gave me two 1l. notes, and I found another note at the Weaver's Arms.

WILLIAM ASHTON. I am a publican. On the night of the robbery Green gave me two 1l. notes about nine o'clock-it was before ten.

SARAH SOUTHERN . I am the landlady of the Weaver's Arms; the prisoners came to my house at eleven o'clock, Mansfield was intoxicated, she pulled out a great deal of money - I pressed her to leave it with me. She gave me a 1l. note and some silver.

ELIZA TODD . I keep the Ship in Shoreditch; the prisoners came to me about ten o'clock, and had some rum; they gave me a 1l. note - They had other money in their possession. Mansfield asked me to take care of her money - She said she had 7l. I refused.

MANSFIELD - GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

GREEN- NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-235

1342. HENRY WILTSHIRE was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of September, one silver ladle, value 10s. , the goods of John Brandon , and WILLIAM CAVEN-DISH was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, knowing it to have been feloniously stolen .

JOHN PEARL . I am a silversmith, and live in Newman-street, Oxford-street. On the 21st of September, at dusk, I saw the prisoner, Cavendish, standing about my window, he came in after a little while, and asked if I bought old silver, producing a silver ladle; I asked him how he came by it, and what the cipher had been erased for? he said it belonged to another boy, for whom he had it to sell, and who was waiting just by - I told him to fetch the boy in; he brought the prisoner, Wiltshire, in - I asked him why he erased the cipher, he said he rubbed it to see if it was silver. I sent for a constable, and gave them in charge. I found that it belonged to Mr. Brandon.

AMELIA SWINNERTON. I am servant to Mr. Brandon, who lives in Soho-square; I put the ladle in the kitchen on the Friday evening, the kitchen chimney took fire about six o'clock, and the prisoner, and another man, came to sweep it. Cavendish was not there. He came again on Monday morning.

THOMAS LISTON . I am a constable. I took both the prisoner's in charge. Wiltshire said he found it among some rubbish in Soho-square; he afterwards said he found it in a sink in James-street, with a silver fork, which he sold to a Jew. I found it was Mr. Brandon's.

(Property produced and swron to.)

WILTSHIRE- GUILTY . Aged 12.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

CAVENDISH- NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-236

1343. JOHN RACKLEY was indicted for feloniously receiving, on the 17th of September , two copper tea-kettle straps, value 15d. the goods of John Tylor and Henry Tylor , of which William Hughes was convicted of stealing, he (the prisoner), well-knowing them to have been feloniously stolen .

(The record of the conviction of William Hughes was put in and read, See No. 1148.)

ROBERT WINDSOR . I am foreman to John and Henry Tylor , who are braziers , and live in Cripplegate-buildings. Having suspicion of Hughes, who was their servant, I marked some tea-kettle straps on the 12th of July, I missed them on the 17th-Hughes was convicted of stealing them. In consequence of what he said I went with the officer to the prisoner's house-Hughes once lodged with him while he worked with us; he kept an old iron shop in Whitecross-street - I saw the things found in his shop; the prisoner took it out of his pocket, it was one which I had marked-it is worth 1s. 3d.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Do you mean to swear that a person buying it to melt, it would be worth above 1s. - A. Not if sold as old metal.

Q. Do you mean to say that two of them are worth 15d,

supposing them to be bought to sell again, but not wanted for a tea-kettle - A. Only to use for a tea-kettle.

Court. Q. Would any person buy it as old metal - A. NO, they would know they were stolen - They weigh seventeen ounces,

MR. ALLEY. Q. The prisoner took a piece out of his pocket - A. Yes.

A. Did he not put it in his pocket to prevent it being mixed with others - A. The officer had it-there were six marked.

WILLIAM BRAND . I went to the prisoner's house with a search-warrant, and found part of a kettle strap among a parcel of old metal, in a bag, tied up, ready to be sent off; I found the mark on it, and told the prisoner there was a piece answering the description, and laid it on the counter. I told him I had come to look for stolen goods. While I was stooping to look over the remainder of the metal, I saw the prisoner put the piece in his pocket; he produced it from his pocket - I believe I asked him to produce it. They said he had put it in his pocket, I told him to pull it out.

Cross-examined. He has a workshop about five yards from the house; that piece was all that the prosecutor claimed, and all that we found in his possession.

Q. Is it worth a penny - A. It weighs three ounces; he shewed me every thing willingly; his wife serves in the shop-there was no occasion for him to put it in his pocket to prevent its being mixed.

WILLIAM HUGHES . I was in the employ of Messrs. Tylor. On Thursday, the 17th of July, I stole two new copper tea-kettle straps, from my masters' shop; I took them home, and sent them to the prisoner by my child, who is between six and seven years of age - I got four-pence for the two - They were whole when I sent them, and quite new, not polished - They were perfect; the prisoner knew where I was working at the time.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I stole them both together, their value is according to their weight; they would be worth 1s., to any body that had the same use for them.

Q. You did not go with the child, therefore you did not know that she sold them? - A. No; I did not quarrel with the prisoner, I left the prisoner about seven months ago - I never said I would be revenged on him.

Q. On your oath, did you not say you would have your revenge with him for turning you out of his house? - A. Never such a word came from my mouth; I never saw the prisoner from the time I left him till I saw him at the office; I was taken into custody the next day, I was committed here and have been at largeo since. I had no promise made me to give evidence.

Court. Q. Did you ever have any conversation with him, either before or after you were taken up? - A. No.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It came innocently into my possession.

ABRAHAM HARCOURT. I am a brass-founder and a judge of copper, (looking at the two straps) they are sold by weight and are worth 13d halfpenny per pound; as old copper they are worth 9d., at the full extent; if I was to purchase them I should think 9d., the full value of them.

Q. Would you venture to buy them as old copper? - A. NO. I have known instances of such things being sold as old copper.

Cross-examined. I live in Sutton-street, Clerkenwell, I am not a master.

Q. What are they worth in the manufactured state? - A. Thirteen pence halfpenny a pound. I never saw the prisoner before-my master sent me to value them.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined One Year , and Whipped .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-237

1344. LEWIS BARNETT was indicted for feloniously receiving, on the 27th of May , one pocket-book, value 10s.; one guinea, and two 10l., bank notes, the property of Thomas Blackburn , which John Barnett was convicted of stealing; he (the prisoner), well knowing them to be feloniously stolen .

(The record of the conviction of John Barnett was produced and read. See No. 1211.)

Mrs. SARAH BLACKBURN . I am the wife of Thomas Blackburn . On the 27th of May, I called a coach from Hatton-garden, I had a bundle which contained my pocketbook and two 10l., notes - I called in Copthall-court, and staid there about half an hour, John Barnett who was convicted, was with the coach; I had left my son in the coach, when I returned to the coach it drove to Grancechurch-street, I missed my pocket-book and have never seen it since.

EDWARD LUSHINGTON BLACKBURN . My mother left me in the coach, before she went to Copthall-court, the boy, John Barnett , was with it, when she returned he was gone.

ABRAHAM LANGLEY . I drove the coach, the prisoner and me are partners in the coach, his son drove as far as Copthall-court, while the lady was absent he stood by the side of the coach, I saw him half in and half out of the coach, he took something out of it. I was admitted as an evidence-the prisoner lives at a clothes-shop, in Rosemary-lane.

Cross-examined by Mr. ADOLPHUS. I was taken up on this charge - I said nothing about seeing the boy steal it; I said I did not know where he lived.

Q. Did you not tell his uncle that you yourself stole the notes? - A. Never.

ABRAHAM SAMUEL . I have known the prisoner a little while; I am a confectioner, and live in Middlesex-street, Aldgate. On the 28th of May, the day after the robbery, or shortly after, I spoke to the prisoner about the robbery, in consequence of what Langley told me, I asked the prisoner if he knew any thing of the notes; this was at my house, he was in the habit of coming there, his son was at home at the time - I could not find him - I asked the prisoner what Langley was taken up for, he said he could not tell me; I went to the gaol and asked Langley, he(Langley), told me that he had stolen the notes "himself" and given them to the boy. The prisoner said he knew nothing about it.

Q. Did you afterwards ask the prisoner about it? - A. He never told me he had the pocket-book.

Q. What did he tell you? - A. He said he knew nothing about the pocket-book-at another time he said he had a 10l. note, which he offered me for 9l.

Q. Did he say what it was, or where he got it - A. I told him if it was stolen I would have nothing to do with it. I was examined before respecting the robbery.

Q. Did the prisoner, or did he not tell you where he got the 10l. note - A. He had it in his hand, I told him I thought it was the note that was stolen from the coach - He made no reply, but took it away.

Q. Then he never acknowledged to you that he had the pocket-book - A. No.

Q. Did he ever tell you any thing about the pocketbook, or did he always persist that he knew nothing about it - A. He always persisted in knowing nothing about it. I am no relation to the prisoner.

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-238

1345. MARY HIDER was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of August , seven handkerchiefs, value 18s. , the goods of John Ray .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be the property of Francis Leckie .

MARY RAY . I am the wife of John Ray . I am a laundress, and live in High-street, Marylebone; the prisoner was employed by me; Hall, the, pawnbroker, sent for me on the 13th of August, I went to him and found several silk pocket handkerchiefs which I had to wash; I went to the prisoner's lodgings in Chesterfield-street, and found her at home, and asked her if she knew the handkerchief, she said certainly I do, it is one of Mr. Leckie's; I said you must know about the others, she said she did not; I said if she would tell me where the rest of the things were I would fetch them out of pledge and say nothing; she said she wished she did, but she knew nothing about them.

JOSEPH HAYNES . I am Mr. Leckie's servant, I lost seven handkerchiefs. I went with Ray to the prisoner's lodgings, she said she knew nothing about them - I questioned her about it - She at last produced a quantity of duplicates, among which I found one for the handkerchief, she acknowledged it was for Mr. Leckie,s handkerchief - She said she had done wrong; I told her she must know more about them-after some time I told her I would send for an officer. I went to Lightfoot's by her directions, and found two more.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM CASLAKE . I am a servant to Mr. Lightfoot, I took the handkerchiefs in pledge on the 13th of August, in the name of Hider.

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutrix used to sent me to pledge things.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined Three Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-239

1346. ISAAC ROWE and JAMES DURANT were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of July , forty-three pounds of lead, value 6s , the goods of Thomas Hughes .

WILLIAM HUMPHREYS.I am employed in Messrs. Oliver's premises, which Thomas Hughes was building. On the 17th of July, I was set to watch on the upper warehouse, and saw the two prisoners, on the roof between twelve and one, there was a carpenter on the roof at the time, when he left, I saw the prisoners walk to and fro several times, I saw them together in the gutter, employed in laying the gutter, they were plumbers; I saw Rowe pull up his breeches, I remained in my place and saw them come from the roof, Durant came first and the other followed him, I thought Rowe looked bulky; I followed them down from the upper warehouse to the wharf, when I came there, I found Mr. Oliver on the wharf, and the gates locked; the prisoners went towards the gate and found them locked, they returned to the entrance of the first-floor above; Durant went to the ladder and called to Rowe, and said "there is a road this way we have no occasion to wait;" as Rowe was going up the ladder, Mr. Oliver took him - He resisted - I assisted - We searched and found forty-three pounds of lead concealed under his waiscoat, supported by a leather nailed to the lead; when I saw him pull up his breeches Durant was close to him - He must have seen what he was about.

Cross-examined. The lead was not fixed to the gutter.

THOMAS HUGHES. I am a beilded. I was erecting the premises; the lead was stolen while I was attending here on the Jury.

(Property Produced and sworn to.)

ROWE'S Defence. I put it there, that I might carry it down the ladder easily.

DURANT'S Defence. I was deisred to take the cuttings down.

ROWE - GUILTY . Aged 48.

DURANT - GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-240

1347. JOHN MARNEY was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of July , one handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of George Killick , from his person .

GEORGE KILLICK . On the 24th of July, about nine o'clock at night, I was in Holborn ; Gay asked me if I had lost any thing. I missed my handkerchief.

JOHN GAY . I am a patrol. On the 24th of July, I was with Thompson in Holborn, and saw the prisoner, in company with three or four others, following Mr. Killick and two other gentlemen; the prisoner put his hand into Mr. Killick's pocket and took his handkerchief out; I immediately laid hold of him, he dropped it, and tried to get away; Thompson came to my assistance and picked it up.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. It was just by Hand-court. I am certain he is the man - I took him immediately.

THOMAS THOMPSON . I saw the prisoner with three or four more, and watched them; the prisoner went up to Mr. Killick, and I saw him draw his handkerchief from his pocket. Gay laid hold of him - We had a terrible scuffle with him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I stopped to see what was the matter, and they collared me.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Life .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-241

1348. GEORGE MORRIS was indicted, for stealing, on the 27th of August , 18s. in monies numbered , the property of Sarah Coates .

SARAH COATES . I am a haberdasher , and live in Shuldam-street . On the 27th of August, my door was shut-there is a bell over it - I went down stairs-the door opened - I came up and found the prisoner there, and missed 18s., out of my till,he said he had taken nothing, I told him he had taken the silver out of the till - He opened his hand and said "here is the money, now let me go, "and gave it to me. I gave him in charge.

Prisoner's Defence. It is my own money.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-242

1349. WILLIAM PARKER was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of August . one gown, value 5s.; one yard of cotton, value 1s.; and one handkerchief, value 6d., the goods of Charlotte Baker , from the person of Catharine Brown .

CATHARINE BROWN . I am servant to Mr. Liston, in Melton-street. On the 1st of August, between nine and ten o'clock, I was walking down Gray's-inn-lane , with a bundle in one hand and a band-box in the other, the prisoner came behind me and suatched the bundle away - I asked him to return it - He ran down Tash-street - I followed, calling out "Stop Thief!" a person took hold of him - He immediately dropped it. I never lost sight of him.

AMBROSE MOSS . I am a watchman. I was going, on my beat, I was called, and took the prisoner in custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in the street - I ran after the man - They stopped me.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-243

1350. THOMAS PRIEST was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of August , one stove, value 10s. , the goods of Joseph Davis .

JOSEPH DAVIS . I am a broker , and live in the Dog-row, Bethnall-green . The stove stood on my step on the 30th of August.

MARY WOODCOCK . I am a weaver. I was cleaning a house opposite Mr. Davis's, and saw the prisoner by his door, he moved the stove twice, the third time he went down the alley with it, I told Mr. Davis and he ran after him and collared him, and told him to put it down where he found it. He brought him back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 52.

Confined Three Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-244

1351. CHARLES PORTER was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of August , five live tame fowls, price 5s. , the goods of Edward Bryan .

HARRIET STOCK . I am servant to Edward Bryan , who lives on Homerton-terrace, Hackney . On the 15th of August, about half-past twelve o'clock, the fowls were in a field nearly opposite the house, and alarm was given, I came out and saw the prisoner with a handkerchief in his hand, I ran after him - He threw it down among some potatoes-the gardener ran after him - I took the handkerchief up and found five fowls tied up in it - He had killed them. I knew them to be my master's property.

EDWARD NEAVES. I am gardener to Mr. Bryan. I went in pursuit of the prisoner, and saw him on his knees tying up the handkerchief, before I got up to him he threw it among the potatoes; I overtook the secured him. I never lost sight of him-the fowls were quite warm.

GUILTY . Aged 59.

Confined One Year .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder

Reference Number: t18170917-245

1352. RICHARD SWEATMAN , SARAH SWEAT-MAN , MARY DEVINE , JANE MONK and JAMES WILSON were indicted for stealing, on the 22d of July , one 2l., and ten 1l., bank notes, the property of James Craig , from his person .

JAMES CRAIG . On the 22d of July, I was in Shoreditch about ten o'clock at night, I met the prisoner, Devine, and went to a public-house with her, and afterwards to her house in Bolt-court , having been up all night I fell asleep - I was sober; Richard Sweatman came up to me, and asked me what business I had with her as she was his wife, I told him I did not know that, he said if I did not go he would make me; just at that time I caught his hand in my waistcoat pocket, I seized him, but knowing I had nothing particular in it I thought I had better get away. I went to the Ship, public-house and found I had lost 12l., or 14l., I told the watchman - He apprehended the prisoners.

WILLIAM LOCKLEY. I am a headborough. I apprehended the prisoners at Shoreditch. I found nothing on them.

WILLIAM GIBBS. I saw Devine and the prosecutor together, and soon after eleven o'clock, he came to me saying he had lost his money, he described Sweatman to me. I took him in custody.

SAMUEL MILLER. I took Wilson into custody at a public-house, he was changing a 1l., note; I found 7l., on him - He said he saved them at sea.

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-246

1353. EDWARD STOWERS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of August , one coat, value 20s. , the goods of Nicholas Merritt .

THOMAS SAMBROOK . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Marylebone. On the 28th of August, when I came home I found the coat had been cut down, I hung it up and in about a quarter of an hour I saw it fall down again, I went over the way and watched, and saw several young men come up-it hung inside the shop, the prisoner came up held his apron up and let it fall in - He ran off. I secured him. I never lost sight of him.

GEORGE COBB . I am a chinaman. I was in my shop and saw the prisoner take the coat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-247

1354. MARY THEOBALD was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of August , four sheets, value 1l.; four tablecloths, value 1l.; four pillow-cases, value 4s.; and 10 napkins, value 1l. , the goods of Eleanor Franklin .

ELEANOR FRANKLIN . I keep a mangle , and live in Leigh-street, Burton-crescent . On the 23d of August, the prisoner came to me, and asked if the bundle in the blue apron was done? I said, "from Burton-crescent? she said, Yes. She asked how much they came to? I told her 5d. - she said she had but 4d., and must owe 1d. I told her there was 1d. owing; she said she knew it, and the servant would pay it herself. I asked her if she had brought the silk handkerchiefs? she said she would bring them in half an hour - She took the things with her. I went after her, to see if she carried them home - She went a contrary way. I told her to stop; she would not. I called out, and sent for an officer. I stopped her - She said she would give them to me, if I would let her go. She threw them down, and tried to get away; the officer took her.

THOMAS MAYDEW . I am an officer. I stopped the prisoner, she was running - She begged forgiveness; she said it was the first offence, and that she had been induced to do it by a young man.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The young man offered me 1s. to go and do it.

GUILTY . Aged 14 .

Confined Six Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-248

1355. MARY THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of September , one watch, value 20s.; one seal, value 10s.; and one key, value 6d., the goods of William Bailey , from his person .

WILLIAM BAILEY. I am a smith , and live in Brick-lane . On the 3d of September, about half-past twelve o'clock at night, I met the prisoner; she stopped me, took my watch from me, and ran away.

WILLIAM BROWN . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoner running and the prosecutor following her. I found her laying in a cart. She acknowledged she had the watch, and gave it to me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.)

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-249

1356. JANE TURNER was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of August , one spoon, value 1s.; one pair of sugar-tongs, value 4s.; one shirt, value 5s., and one cap, value 1s. , the goods of John Lewis .

MARY LEWIS . I am the wife of John Lewis , who is a schoolmaster , and lives in Tabernacle-walk, City-road ; the prisoner was our servant - She was in great distress when she came to me. On the 1st of August I missed my spoons; on the Wednesday after, I gave her six shirts to wash; next day I missed one. I asked the prisoner how many the washerwoman gave her? she said she did not know. On the Friday she cleaned out my room-next day I missed three pair of shoes, and charged her with taking them. The prisoner went to the privy; we sent for an officer, and he found the duplicates in the privy.

THOMAS WALKER . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged the sugar-tongs with me on the 28th of July.

WILLIAM HILL . On the 27th of July the spoons were pledged with me.

BARNARD GLEED . I am an officer. I found the duplicates in the privy.

GUITLY . Aged 25.

Confined Six Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-250

1357. JAMES WILDMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of September , one pair of stockings, value 2s. , the goods of Thomas Thompson .

JOSEPH VOWLES . I am servant to Mr. Thomas Thompson , who is a hosier , and lives in Holborn . On the 15th of September, between eight and nine o'clock, the stockings hung inside of the shop-door - I was standing at the door, giving out bills. I went into the shop; I turned to go back again-the constable brought the prisoner in. I went to the door, and missed the stockings.

THOMAS THOMPSON. I am a constable. On the 15th of September, I saw the prisoner, and another boy, walking about by the shop; the prisoner went up to the door, reached his hand to the door-post, and took the stockings. I secured him.

(Property-produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Two Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-251

1358. JAMES WARDEN was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of July , 43 yards of nankeen, value 30s. , the goods of William Smith and John Smith .

THOMAS STOCKWELL . I am shopman to Messrs. William and John Smith , who are woollen-drapers , and live in High Holborn . On the 19th of July, Ford said a person had taken the nankeen. I ran out, and caught the prisoner in Chancery-lane with it in his arms.

THOMAS FORD . I am servant at Fount's chop-house, in Southampton-buildings. I saw the prisoner take the nankeen from the stand outside the door; I told them, and the prisoner was taken with the stuff under his arm.

(Property produced and sworn to)

Prisoner's Defence. A boy dropped it, I picked it up.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-252

1359. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of July , three live tame geese, price 15s., and seven eggs, value 6d. , the goods of William Jerdan .

WILLIAM JERDAN . I live at Old Brompton . On the 31st of July, my geese were taken from my coach-house, and the eggs from the hen-house.

WILLIAM M'CABLE. I am a watchman in Sloane-square, Chelsea. On the 31st of July, between five and six o'clock in the morning, I stopped the prisoner with the geese and eggs, all dead, in a cloth. He said they were old rags.

RICHARD MAYBANK . The prisoner was brought to the

watch-house with the bundle; the geese were quite hot, I found the eggs in his hat-Mr. Jerdan claimed them. There were four locks broken open in the house.

Prisoner's Defence. I met a man, who asked me to carry them.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-253

1360. JAMES ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of September , 143 yards of ribbon, value 15s. the goods of William Debenham and Thomas Clark .

WILLIAM DEBENHAM. I am a haberdasher , in partnership with Thomas Clark , we live in Wigmore-street . On the 16th of September, about twelve o'clock, I was standing at the door, and saw the prisoner looking at some ribbons on the Counter, and while my young man's back was turned, I saw him put a piece of ribbon into his pocket. I sent for a constable, and desired him to stop him as he came out. He was taken to the watch-house, and nine pieces of ribbon were found on him.

DONALD M'DOUGAL. I was serving the prisoner. He asked me for some knee ribbons - I shewed him some; he produced a piece of cloth, and asked me to match that while he matched another. I turned my back, and saw his hand in his pocket, but did not suspect him - He bought 5-8ths of each sort of ribbon.

JAMES LITTEN . I took the prisoner into custody - He begged forgiveness, and said he would return them. I found 143 yards on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Confined Six Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-254

1361. GEORGE ALLCOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , one half-guinea and one 1l. bank note, the property of Francis Davis , from his person .

FRANCIS DAVIS . I am a private in the Life Guards . I met the prisoner in Devonshire-mews, between eight and nine o'clock in the evening; I was with him till half past eleven, when I went into the public-house at the corner of the Mews. I had two 1l. notes when I met him - I changed one - We supped together; I spent 9s. 6d. - I was sober. I found it was too late to go home, the prisoner said I should sleep with him. I went with him to the Mews in Upper Montague-street, which belongs to the prisoner's father - He looked up, and said he could not get in - We agreed to lay in the stable. I fell asleep; I awoke at two o'clock, and found the prisoner's hand in my pocket-the half-guinea was wrapped in the 1l. note in the pocket. I laid hold of his hand; he made his escape with the money out of the window - I ran after him, but could not find him. About six weeks afterwards I met him - He said, if I would not mention it, he would get me the money by eight o'clock; I let him go; he did not bring it to me, and was taken up about eight weeks afterwards.

JOHN CULLENS . I am an upholsterer. When the prisoner was taken, he said if he was forgiven he would not do so any more.

Prisoner's Defence. I got up to go to work, and know nothing about it. GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-255

1362. JOHN BLAKELEY was indicted for stealing, on 8th of September , one coat, value 12s.; one waistcoat, value 1s.; three shirts, value 3s.; one handkerchief, value 2s; and one pair of stockings, value 2s. , the goods of Robert Smith .

ROBERT SMITH . I am a mariner . I was on board the Hercules, which laid at Stone Stairs . On the 5th of August I was in bed-my chest had the key in it. About three o'clock in the morning I heard some person running along the deck; I got up, ran on deck, and found the bundle by the bowsprit, and the prisoner concealed under the bowsprit - I secured him. The bundle contained the articles stated in the indictment. The prisoner was quite a stranger.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-256

1363. MARY BAGSHAW and ANN MARSH were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of August , two shoes, value 5s. , the goods of Thomas Miller .

WILLIAM FLINT . I am a headborough. On the 14th of August I saw the prisoners, and another girl, look into Mr. Miller's window, and go away - They returned again and went in, Mrs. Miller was in the shop. Bagshaw took two shoes and came out - I found them on her.

Court. Q. You do not know that Mrs. Miller did not sell them to her - A.No. NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-257

1364. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of July , one handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of William Bagwell , from his person .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to belong to a person unknown.

JOHN WATSON . I am a constable. I took the prisoner in charge at the watch-house. Mr. Bagwell charged him with stealing his handkerchief - He is not here.

JOHN WATTS. I saw the prisoner take it out of Mr. Bagwell's pocket; I did not know the gentleman.

GEORGE HAM . I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner running; he fell down-the handkerchief stuck out of his coat; a gentleman claimed it, who said his name was Bagwell. NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-258

1365. JOHN MORTON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of September , one pelisse, value 10s. , the goods of Alexander Tate .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be the property of Thomas Eddes .

JOHN COGGIN , I am porter at Mr. Thomas Eddes 's Auction-room, in Vere-street, Clare-market . On the 4th of September the prisoner came into the room, there were a great many people there. I saw him put the pelisse under his coat and go out - I collared him; Mr. Tate had sent it to us for sale. I gave him in charge. The officer took it from the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Whipped and Discharged.

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-259

1366. JOHN BLACKWALL was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of July , one boat, value 20s; one boat-hook, value 1s.; and a pair of sculls, value 7s. , the goods of James Watts .

JAMES WATTS. I am a waterman . On the 13th of July I missed my boat from Pelican Stairs, at Shadwell . Next day it was brought to me.

THOMAS HARRIS . On the 14th of July, I found the boat at King James's Stairs, about 320 yards beyond Shadwell. I had the prisoner secured, and he shewed me where it was.

Prisoner's Defence. I borrowed it-it is usual for us to borrow other men's boats.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-260

1367. JOHN DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of September , two jackets, value 15s.; two pair of trowsers, value 10s.; seven pair of stockings, value 7s.; two waistcoats, value 6s.; five handkerchiefs, value 7s.; two pair of breeches, value 4s.; one pair of boots, value 10s., and one trunk, value 6d. , the goods of James Peterson .

JAMES PETERSON. I am a mariner . On the 12th of September I lost my trunk, containing the articles stated in the indictment from the forecastle of the ship, which laid off Wheatsheaf Wharf, Wapping . I had been on shore, and when I returned at half-past ten o'clock, I missed it. I saw the prisoner and trunk at the Office the next day.

JOHN LANGLAND . I am a patrol of St. George's in the East. About half past twelve o'clock I stopped the prisoner in Carrick-court, Ratcliff, with the trunk, about three-quarters of a mile from the ship - He said it was his own; it contained the articles stated in the indictment.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress; a man asked me to carry it for him.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-261

1368. JOHN DENCKER . was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of September , 9 lbs. of cheese, value 4s. , the goods of Robert Shaw .

ROBERT SHAW . I am a cheesemonger , and live in Compton-street . The cheese was at my door on a cask. I went out; as I returned, I met the prisoner about five yards from my door with it - I stopped him and he dropped it.

JAMES MORRISON . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoner drop the cheese, and took him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Two Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-262

1369. WILLIAM GROVES was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of August , two scythes, value 12s , the goods of John Buckland .

JOHN BUCKLAND. I am a farrier , and live at Highgate . On the 8th of August, about eight o'clock in the evening, I missed the scythes from my door; I saw them next day at Jones's.

RICHARD JONES. I was at the Bull and Gate, at Kentish-town-the prisoner came in with the scythes, and offered them for sale; he said he bought them at the Millhouse. I bought them of him for 6s. Mr. Buckland claimed them.

JOHN WARNER . I saw the prisoner go along the road with them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them.

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Whipped , and Discharged.

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-263

1370. JOHN HEWETSON and ELIZA SMITH were indicted for stealing, on the 30th of July , one handkerchief, value 4s., and 3s. in monies numbered, the goods of Johannes Stiens , from his person .

JOHANNES STIENS (through an Interpreter.) I work for Mr. Hudson, who is a sugar-baker, and lives in Whitechapel. On the 25th of July, between ten and eleven o'clock in the evening, I went to a house with the prisoner, Smith; in about ten minutes, the prisoner, Hewetson, came in, struck me violently, threw me on the ground, and continued to strike me. The door was fastened, I could not get away. They took my handkerchief and 3s. away. The watchman came in and secured them.

JOSEPH HATFIELD . I am a watchman. I was on duty, and went to the Rose, in Rose and Crown-court. I heard the cry of Watch!-it was not the prosecutor that called. I found him in the Rose with several women - He pointed to the prisoner; his head was bloody. I took them in charge.

SIMON SOLOMON . I took the prisoner in charge. I understood Stien to say that they had robbed him.

SOLOMON JACOBS . The prosecutor told me, that if there was any reward or expences to be allowed, he would have plenty of bacon and sour-krout.

SMITH'S Defence. He gave me 7d., and asked me to return it - I refused. I was obliged to call for assistance. - (I am the Interpreter.) The prosecutor told me, that if he could get 40l. for it, he would go back to his own country.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-264

1371. JOHN PYEWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of July , two geldings, price 50l. , the property of John Gurden .

MR. ALLEY declined offering any evidence.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-265

1372. THOMAS GULL , DENNIS LAWRENCE , and GEORGE FRAZER were indicted for stealing, on the

8th of August , four locks, value 4s., and four chimney-pieces, value 10l., the goods of Eliza Smithbone , widow ; 100 lbs. of lead, value 1l. 10s., and three bells, value 3s., her property, and fixed to her dwelling-house .

ELIZA SMITHBONE . I am a widow, and live in Marchmont-street . The things were taken from my house. I do not live in it, but I pay the rent. I lost the articles stated in the indictment.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. On the oath you have taken, are you a widow - A. Yes.

Q. When did your husband die - A. About five years ago, of an accident, in the Westminster Infirmary. His name was John Smithbone. I have been at Nottingham.

Q. Did you know Mr. Elliot - A. He was my husband. He went to Ireland, and I heard he was dead.

Q. Did you not take the house in the name of Smith - A. No.

Q.Where was you married to Mr. Elliot - A. I cannot tell.

Q. How long is it since Elliot went to Ireland - A. I cannot tell. I married him before I married Smithbone. I do not know when I was married to Elliot.

Q. Where was you married. - A. At Nottingham. I do not know where I got acquainted with him.

Q. Try to recollect how long it is since you was married to Elliot - A. I do not choose to tell you. I am twentyseven years old.

Q. Where did you marry Smithbone - A. I do not know. I believe it was in a church.

Q.On your oath, where did you marry him - A. I do not choose to tell you. I do not know when I became a widow.

Q. How many years ago - A. I cannot tell.

Q. Did you not take a house in Upper Thornhaugh-street, in the name of Smith - A. No.

Q. Did not the prisoner, Frazer, pass his word for your rent at a house in Lucas-street, where you went by the name of Smith - A. No, it was for my friend.

Q. Whose lodgings did he take in Wellington-street - A. They were for Mr. Taylor.

Q. Do you mean to swear you did not live there as Mrs. mith - A. I am called Smith for shortness.

Q. What was your own father and mother's name - A. I cannot recollect.

Q. Do me the favour to tell me - A. I shall not. I cannot tell when I married Mr. Smithbone. It was at St. Martin's church. I cannot tell where I lived at the time, nor where he lived. I married him about six years ago - He has been dead five years.

Q. Did you marry Elliot before or after you married Smithbone - A.He died four or five years before I married Swinborne. I was not more than fourteen years old when I married him.

Q. How do you know he is dead - A. Only by his friends.

Q. When was you married - A. Five or six years ago.

Q. Will you tell me where you was married - A. I cannot tell.

Court. Q. You must know - A. I cannot tell; it was about Christmas.

Q. You must recollect the month - A. I cannot.

MR. ALLEY. Q. Do you recollect the lawyer telling you that it was no use going by the name of Smith, but you must add the word "bone" to it - A. No.

Q. Where did you live with Smith after you was married - A. I do not know.

Q. Are there not unfortunate women in your house - A. I cannot tell.

Q. Do you mean to swear that any men lodge in your house - A. A Captain Willis and his wife lodged there on the first floor.

Q. Who lives on the second floor - A. It was never let.

Q. Did not the parish threaten to indict your house as a disorderly one - A. I swear they never did.

Q. Was you not taken to Hatton-garden, charged with stealing a looking-glass - A. Yes; a dress-maker lodged in my house.

Q. Were there any women lodgers in your house at the time the distress was levied - A. There was a person in the parlour, and another on the first floor.

Court. Q. Did you not say, on your first examination, that you ordered Lawrence to take the bells away - A. No. I never knew Lawrence before I employed him to remove my goods - I mean to swear it.

Q. I ask you again, did you not know him before - A. I did not.

Q. How came you to swear that you employed him to move then, as you had employed him before, and always found him honest - A. I had employed him before.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-266

1373. JAMES WELCH and JOHN WELCH were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of July , one iron pot, value 4s.; one tea-kettle, value 3s.; three frying-pans, value 4s.; three waiters, value 3s.; one tea-pot, value 1s.; twelve knives, value 6s.; twelve forks, value 5s.; one candlestick, value 2s., and one pair of snuffers, value 6d. , the goods of Edward Madgwick , Josiah Cooper , and James Cooper .

JOSIAH COOPER . I am a hardwareman , in partnership with Edward Madgwick and James Cooper , we live in St. John-street, Smithfield . Our premises were under repair; the prisoner, James Welch, was employed as a bricklayer ; he had access to our property.

WILLIAM JOHNSTONE . I am a constable. On the 21st of July, I saw the two prisoners on Saffron-hill, about nine o'clock, with the articles, offering them for sale; each had some. Barnley joined me - We apprehended them. James Welch, one of the prisoners, ran away. We secured him - We took the property from him before he ran away. When we got to the watch-house, John Welch said the other gave him the property, and he was going to sell it for him. He told me I could find them at his lodgings. I went there, and found two waiters, a tea-kettle, and two frying-pans- James Welch was taken the next day.

WILLIAM BLACKBURN . I am a constable. I took James Welch the next day. He said he got them from a public-house in Cow-cross.

JOHN BARNLEY . I searched James Welch , and found a key on him, and the property at his lodgings. I asked him why he ran away. He said he was afraid.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JAMES WELCH 'S Defence. I bought them at a public-house in Cloth-fair.

JOHN WELCH'S Defence. He left them at my house, and said they were his.

JAMES WELCH - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Six Months .

JOHN WELCH - NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-267

1374. JOHN DOWDIN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of August , four plates, value 1s. 2d. , the goods of Jessee Phillips .

JESSEE PHILLIPS. I keep an earthenware shop . On the 15th of August, I saw the prisoner take my plates off the board in front of my shop, I went out, took them from him, and secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-268

1375. MARGARET BALL was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of July , one pair of sheets, value 1l.; three table-cloths, value 10s.; three towels, value 1s.; one shawl, value 5s.; two pillow-cases, value 2s.; one shift, value 1s.; one night-cap, value 3d., and one apron, value 3s. , the goods of James Allen .

MARTHA ALLEN. I am the wife of James Allen, who is servant to Mr. Pallet, in George-street, Hanover-square. On the 24th of July, the prisoner came to the house, and pretended to want the things for the mangle. I knew she worked for the mangler. She asked if Mrs. Woodward mangled for me, I said she did, and gave her the things; as she went out she asked when they were to be brought back, I told her in the morning - I have never seen them since. She was taken up three weeks afterwards. I am certain she is the person.

ELIZA WOODWARD . I mangle for Mr. Pallet. On the 24th of July, the prisoner had left me. I gave her no authority to go for the things - They were never delivered to me.

Prisoner's Defence. I was never near the house.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-269

1376. WILLIAM JONES and GEORGE WRIGHT were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of July , thirteen live tame fowls, price 26s. , the goods of Sir Maurice Disney , Knt. Commander of the Most Hon. Order of the Bath .

JOHN JELLIES. I am coachman to Sir Maurice Disney , Knt., he lives at Hampstead . I have the care of the poultry. On the 25th of July, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I saw them safe, the hen-house door was locked-there is a hole that they get through; I got up about six o'clock the next morning, found the hen-house door broken open, and thirteen fowls gone; it is surrounded by a wall six feet high-at eight o'clock I saw them again, and the prisoner in custody. The poultry was dead, but quite warm.

RICHARD RODGERS . I am watchman of Kentish-town. On the 25th of July, about ten minutes after five o'clock, I saw the prisoners lying under a wall, about two miles from Hampstead, each of them had a bundle-one of them said, "here comes the old watchman". I passed them and turned back again; as I passed them they stooped down. I followed them, and told a man to stop them. They were brought to the watch-house.

JOSEPH PARMENTER . I was in the fields, and saw the prisoners throw the bundles into a ditch-each bundle contained six fowls.

JOHN HATFIELD . I live at Kentish-town. I saw the prisoners running, and secured them. I found another fowl in the ditch.

JONES'S Defence. I was returning from Cheshunt, and was stopped. I never saw the fowls.

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 20.

WRIGHT - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-270

1278. MARY LEWIS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of July , five gowns, value 1l. 5s.; five pair of stockings, value 2s.; and four caps, value 2s. , the goods of Rosina M'Cave .

ROSINA M'CAVE. I am a servant . On the 20th of July, my things were in a box, at my mother's in Ship-yard, Temple-bar -the prisoner lodged in the next house-the two houses are connected with each other. I received information, and told the prisoner that she was suspected of stealing my things; she said she had taken a bundle out, but it was her father's - I gave her in charge; she said she would take me to the place where the things were; she took me to Tobin's-court, St.Giles's, and shewed me my property - She said she took them there.

FRANCIS DOCKWRAY. I live in Tobin's-court. On Sunday, about twelve or one o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner brought the bundle to my house, and desired me to keep it for her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 22.

Judgment Respited .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-271

1380. SAMUEL LEVY . was indicted for stealing, at the parish of St. Dunstan , one watch, value 5l., and one ribbon, value 6d., the goods of John Johnson , from his person .

Court. There is no such parish as St. Dunstan's, only.

ACQUITTED .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-272

1281. ANDREW O'DONELL was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of July , one till, value 6d., and 19s. 6d. in monies numbered , the property of Samuel Mann .

SAMUEL MANN . I live in Well-street , and am a jeweller . On the 14th of July, at eleven o'clock in the morning, I was called down, and missed my till - I ran out, followed the prisoner, and took him in a court, with it in his hand, and 18s. 6d. in it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-273

1382. CHARLES ROTHERHAM and THOMAS SAW-YER were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of July , six window sashes, value 3l. , the goods of Charles Hale .

CHARLES HALE . I am a builder . On the 10th of July I was building a house in Globe-lane, Mile-end -the sashes were in the house, ready to be put in.

ROBERT HIDE . I and Francis were at work for Mr. Hale, in his brick-field, on the 10th of July, about nine o'clock in the evening, we were by the new houses, and saw the prisoner, Sawyer, walk out from them, the sashes were against the wall-when he saw us he spread his coat before them to hide them - We went to the corner of the house, and kept watching them; I heard Sawyer say,"Bill, come over the wall, we will go and get a pint of beer." We went and called Mr. Hale, and they ran away as fast as they could; another person was with them - I do not know who it was, he came over the garden wall. I described Sawyer, and he was taken the same night. I am sure he is the same man.

JOHN FRANCIS . I was with Hide, and saw the sashes outside the door. Sawyer said, "Bill, come over the wall, and let us get a pint of beer;" another man came over the wall - They went away. Sawyer was taken in about half an hour. I knew him to be the man.

WILLIAM FRANCIS. The boys described the man to me, I went to several public-houses, and at ten o'clock I saw the prisoners come up the street together - I laid hold of Rotherham, he said, "because I have white stockings on, you think I am the person, but you are mistaken." I took him with me, the other prisoner was with him, John Francis saw him, and said he was the man who stood before the sashes. Rotherham said it was the first offence.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SAWYER'S Defence. They took me because I had white stockings on.

ROTHERHAM - GUILTY . Aged 16.

SAWYER - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-274

1383. JOHN SAVAY was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of July , three live tame fowls, price 3s. , the goods of William Bates .

WILLIAM BATES . I live in Church-road, St. George's in the East ; my fowls were in the back yard; I missed them at seven o'clock in the morning.

GEORGE HART . On the 27th of July, about four o'clock in the morning, I stopped the prisoner with three fowls; he said he brought them from on board a ship.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A black man gave them to me.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Two Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-275

1384. JOHN SULLIVAN and THOMAS JOHNSTON were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of July , one set of fire-irons, value 16s., and 2lbs of nails, value 4s. , the goods of James Younie .

WILLIAM REID . I am an officer of Hatton-garden. Mr. Younie desired me to watch his premises. On the 14th of July, at half-past six o'clock in the morning, I placed myself in a house opposite-after I had been there sometime I saw the prisoner, Johnston, go by; in about five minutes after Sullivan went into the house by a little gateway, and opened the front shop door; he took down the door shutter, and kept looking up and down the street, he nodded his head, and Johnston immediately came up with an empty bag under his arm, and went into the shop, Sullivan came and talked to him; I saw him go to the back-shop and deliver something to Johnston. Johnston came out, I followed him, and asked him what he had got in his bag - I found a set of fire-irons in it - He begged for mercy - He threw the nails out of his pocket. While I was examining the bag I told him not to throw any more away. I found another parcel of nails when I took Sullivan - He begged for mercy, and resisted very much.

MR. JAMES YOUNIE . I am an ironmonger, and live in Theobald's-road; the fire-irons are my property. Sullivan lived two years with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SULLIVAN - GUILTY . Aged 25.

JOHNSTON - GUILTY . Aged 62.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-276

1385. SARAH MANSBY was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of September , one bag, value 1d., and 15s. 6d. in monies numbered , the property of Ann Hart .

ANN HART . I live in Charlotte-street, Fitzroy-square ; on the 19th of September the prisoner slept with me; next morning, between nine and eleven o'clock, I missed my money and bag from my drawer - She had left the room, and given the key to the landlady; she was taken into custody two days after. She returned the bag, but said she had spent the money.

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Confined Six Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-277

1386. HUGH THOMAS JONES was indicted for embezzling the sum of 10l. 18s. 6d. the property of David Sadler -and Henry Sadler .

HENRY SADLER. I am in partnership with David Sadler - We keep a Repository for the sale of horses , in Goswell-street, the prisoner was in our employ; his duty was to receive money on our account, and to keep the books. In consequence of his absconding I examined the books, and discovered a deficiency of 600l.

JOHN GREENWAY . I was sent by my father to fetch a mare from Messrs. Sadlers' Repository, and paid the prisoner 10l. 18s. 6d. I paid him a 5l. note, and the rest in small notes, half a guinea, and some silver.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I had seen him before. I am sure he is the man.

HENRY SADLER . I have my cash-book, there is no entry of that sum, nor did the prisoner ever account to me for it.

Cross-examined. It is entered in the sale-book, and paid put to it; he ought to have entered it in the cashbook immediately after he received it.

Transported for Fourteen Years . GUILTY . Aged 27.

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-278

1387. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of September , one tea-kettle, value 8s., and one bell, value 1s. , the goods of George Wood , Edward Wood , and Robert Wood .

BENJAMIN GUY. I am shopman to George, Edward, and Robert Wood, ironmongers , in Tottenham-court-road. On the 20th of September, having been robbed, I put the tea-kettle outside the door, and tied the bell to it-the bell laid on the ground, it could not be seen; in the evening I heard the bell ring, I ran out, and saw the prisoner running with the kettle in his hand, the bell rang all the while; he ran about one hundred yards, and then dropped it. I never lost sight of him. I stopped him, took him back, and gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I did not have the property.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170917-279

1388. THOMAS GRAY was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of September , seventy-two trusses of hay, value 8l. 16s. , the property of William Brown .

WILLIAM BROWN . I am a hay-salesman , and live in the Old Bailey. On the 6th of September, I had some hay for sale in the Old Bailey (the fair being held in Smithfield), I sold the prisoner two loads, he agreed to give me 8l. 15s., for them - I did not know him before; he ordered it to be sent to Old Cock-lane, Shoreditch; I asked him for the money, he said he had not got it about him, but would give it to the man directly he got there with it; I sent Chilman and Crick with the hay about half-past two or three o'clock, I told them to take it to Old Cock-lane, and not to leave it without the money; he gave me the name of Gray, and said he was a gardener - They went off, I did not see them until nine o'clock, they brought the prisoner back with them-the carts were empty-Chilman said he had detained him about at several places, but he could not get the money from him, and he told him he would call on the Monday, this was on Saturday - I brought him into the counting-house, he said he had not got the money, and did not know when he could get it, he would pay me as soon as he could get it; I sent for an officer - He was searched, and 2l. found on him, and a paper was found in his hat which purported to be a promissory note drawn at five weeks after date, payable to Brown, (not signed). I gave him no credit.

JAMES CHILMAN . I am a carman to Mr. Brown. On the 6th of September, I set off with Crick, with two loads of hay, in two carts, to Mr. Gray, Old Cock-lane, Shoreditch, I was not to leave them without the money; the prisoner came up to me in Newgate-street and asked me where I was going, I told him to Old Cock-lane, Shoreditch; he told me to go on and he would overtake us in five minutes - He overtook us in Bishopsgate-street, and said my load was to go just by, and the other load was to go just by, I understood they were to go to different places; he directed me to take mine to Phoenix-street, Brick-lane, which I did, he went with me - He employed a boy to go with Crick to Hare-marsh; we first saw the boy in Bishopsgate-street - the prisoner told me to stop, I began to unload in Phoenix-street, and gave it off the cart to the prisoner, who took it into a house there, the name of"Fassey" was over the door; before I had unloaded all, Crick came back with his load, saying, the boy could not find the place; I unloaded-the prisoner went to a public-house opposite, a person who I had seen at Fassey's, followed him in-the man appeared to have some 1l. notes in his hand - We were following them in, but the prisoner brought us out a pot of beer to the door, we drank it - He brought us out another, he gave us three pots - We staid about a quarter of an hour there; from thence he took us to No. 31, Hare-marsh, Bethnall-green, he said he had not got the key, but would fetch it and return in about five minutes; the house was shut up; he returned in half an hour; before he returned, a stranger came and opened the door; Crick unloaded his cart and gave the hay to the prisoner, who put it in the house; we heard a man say to the prisoner, go to the White Hart, and I will come to you. The prisoner took us to the Ship, at the top of St. John-street, Brick-lane, and gave us a pot of beer; he then asked me for the bill of the hay, which I gave him, he said it was all correct, but he must go for his friend and would return in five minutes; I followed him to Haremarsh - I lost him there - I do not know whether he went to the same house or not; as I returned back I found Crick had stopped the prisoner in a street by St. John-street, in a different direction from where I saw him going, and in a different direction from the house he was to go to - He said he must go to the White Hart for his friend - I went with him, he asked if a man had been there enquiring for him, they said "yes, but he did not stop;" he pulled out a pocket-book containing bills - I saw no money. I told him I saw there was no money for us, and we wanted the money, that our master would be angry with us for waiting so long; it was then half-past six o'clock; we asked him to go with us to our master if he would not pay us, he seemed willing to go, but wanted to go to the Blue Ball in Old Cock-lane, to see if he could find his friend - We went there and had a pint of beer; we had left the carts at the Ship - He wanted us to go to the next house to see if his friend was there; we went, and was told he was gone to Hampstead, and they did not know when he would return; he then said if we would take a draft he would get us one - We told him no, for if he had a draft he could get cash, he said it was too late-it was then eight o'clock. We went back to our carts and took him with us - He went quietly.

RICHARD CRICK . I was with Chilman - He has spoken correctly.

GEORGE HENRY WORRAL . I am an officer. I searched the prisoner on Saturday evening, about nine o'clock, and found a pocket-book on him with some bills, and one in his hat; one of them was drawn on a man in Wood-street - there was no such person there.

Prisoner's Defence. I was employed to buy the hay by two men who lived where I took the men to - They could not pay me. GUILTY . Aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170917-280

1389. GEORGE WARD was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of September , one pair of shoes, value 4s. , the goods of Samuel Yates .

SAMUEL YATES. I keep an oyster-shop in Cherry-tree-court, Golden-lane . On the 8th of September, the prisoner came for two pennyworth of oysters, I served him, he went away, returned in two minutes, and had some more; while I was serving him, a gentleman came for some, the prisoner left without paying - I called to him to pay, he went on and said he would not - I ran after him. I went home and shut up my shop; he returned again and sat down in the shop - I told the watchman-when the prisoner came out his hands were behind him - He saw us, went towards the wall, and dropped the shoes by the door; I saw him, and picked them up.

GEORGE MILLER . I am a watchman. I saw him drop the shoes. I picked them up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined One Month .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-281

1390. WILLIAM ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of September , one 1l. bank note, the property of Christoper Cassin , from his person .

There being no evidence against the prisoner, except his own confession, which was extorted from him; he was

ACQUITTED .

Third Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18170917-282

1391. DAVID BRYAN , MARY DAVIS and ELIZA RAY were indicted for stealing, on the 22d of August , one watch, value 4l.; one seal, value 1s.; one 5l. one 2l. and five 1l. bank notes, the goods and property of George Wilson , from his person .

GEORGE WILSON . I am a mariner , and lodge at Shadwell. On 22d of August, about nine o'clock at night, I was in Old Gravel-lane , I was intoxicated and asked the prisoner, Ray, to let me lay down on her bed to refresh myself; she took me to her house, and said I must pay the landlady - I gave her 3s., and 1s., to get some drink; I fell asleep and did not awake till daybreak, I then missed my property; I found nobody in the room; I had not undressed myself; I had told Ray to call me in two hours. The next day I saw the prisoners in a coach and gave them in charge.

HENRY ELDRIDGE. I am a coachman. I took the prisoners up at the Bell, in Old Gravel-lane, about the middle of the day, on the 23d of August, I was to take them to the end of the lane, the prosecutor came up and secured them; a man was with them, he got out and went into a pawnbroker's shop.

JAMES COCHRANE. I am a pawnbroker. I took a watch in pledge in the name of Wood. I live in the Borough - I do not know who pledged it-it was on the 23d of August, I have not got the duplicate, I thought it unnecessary to bring it.

MITCHEL MORRIS . I am an officer. I met the prosecutor with the prisoners, and took them into custody; I found the duplicate of a watch, pledged with Cochrane, in the name of Wilson. Ray said Bryan gave it to her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-283

1392. ALEXANDER ROUTLEDGE and JAMES SULLIVAN were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , one check, value 11l. 16s. 3d.; another check, value 7l.; another check, value 11l. 10s. 9d.; and one 10l. six 5l. bank notes, and one promissory note for the payment of and value 5l. , the property of John Bass .

JOHN BASS . I am a grocer , and live in Sheppard-street, Piccadilly. On the 16th of June, the prisoner, Routledge, came into my service, on the 17th I gave him the notes and drafts stated in the indictment, to pay into Messrs. Birch, and Co., Bond-street, who are my bankers, amounting to 50l. 7s.; he absconded, and was never heard of till he was apprehended at Bartholomew-fair. On the 17th, I went round to the different banking-houses and found them all paid; he left me at half-past three o'clock; I made a memorandum of what I gave him before he left.

JOHN BRAND . I am clerk to Messrs. Masterman, and Co., I have a check drawn by William Critchley for 7l. which was paid on the 17th of June, by me.

JAMES WOOD . I am a clerk to Messrs. Jones, Lloyd, and Co., bankers, Lothbury. On the 18th of June, Mr. Bass gave me notice of his having lost a 10l. note of the Oxford bank, and said it had the name of Elliot, on it; it was presented by Mrs. Lazarus. We stopped it.

JOSEPH HOPPI. I am a salesman. About the 18th of June, the prisoner, Routledge, and another boy, came to my shop, they bought some clothes and changed a 10l. note, they laid out 3l.; I shewed the note to Mr. Bass, he claimed it; they left their old clothes at my shop and was to call again for them.

JOHN BASS , re-examined. The check paid by Messrs. Mastermans', is one which I entrusted the prisoner with; I saw the 10l. note at Hoppi's, it had the name of Lady Evelyn on it, in our hand-writing; the trowsers which were left at his house were the same that the prisoner wore when in my service.

HARRIS LAZARUS. I am a salesman. On the 17th of June, the prisoners came to my shop; the prisoner, Sullivan is one of them.

ROUTLEDGE'S Defence. I never lived with the prosecutor - I lived with Mr. Flintoft in Wardour-street, at the time.

ROUTLEDGE - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

SULLIVAN- NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-284

1393. WILLIAM SCOTT was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of September , one basket, value 2s.; and five loaves of bread, value 4s. 6d, , the goods of Alexander Moore .

ALEXANDER MOORE . I am a baker . On the 6th of September, about eleven o'clock in the morning, I left my basket of bread in Drury-lane, while I went to Vere-street, as I returned I met the prisoner with it; he said he was out of work. I secured him.

Prisoner's Defence. A man gave it to me to carry.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-285

1394. ELIZA PURCELL was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of July , one pair of sheets, value 12s.; two pair of stockings, value 4s.; five shirts, value 15s.; four frocks, value 5s.; one petticoat, value 3s.; one tin box, value 2d.; and 4s., in monies numbered , the property of John Cotterill .

JUDITH COTTERILL . I am the wife of John Cotterill, who lives in Spitalfields ; the prisoner slept three nights in my room; I lost the things at different times - I have found nothing but my box, which contained my money, that was three months after.

MARGARET FIRE. I live in Redcross-street, Borough. The prisoner lodged with me; she slept three nights with Mrs. Cotterill-when she came to me, she brought the box and left it on my mantle-piece; the prosecutrix said she had lost a box; I asked her what sort of a box it was, she said it was a nutmeg-grater which had been picked out of her pocket. About three months after, Mrs. Cotterill saw it and claimed it. I left it at the public-house for her to see it.

(Box sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found the box in cleaning out her room.

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-286

1395. GEORGE NASH was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of July , one deal, value 5s. , the goods of William Mountford .

JOSEPH BRITTEN . I am clerk to William Mountford , who is a timber-merchant at New Crane-wharf, Shadwell, the prisoner was employed by him occasionally. On the 30th of August, I saw the deal at Mr. Hunt's and knew it again.

JAMES HUNT . I live in Union-street, Shadwell. On the 15th of July, about five o'clock in the day, the prisoner came and asked me to buy a deal, as he had one to dispose of; I told him I did not want one; he fetched it to me, he asked 5s., for it - I told him I would not give so much; I asked him if it was his, he said it was; I gave him 3s. for it; I afterwards heard of the robbery, and sent to Mr. Mountford - He claimed it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Whipped , and Discharged.

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-287

1396. JOHN MASKALL and MARY, his wife , were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of July , two sheets, value 5s.; one blanket, value 2s.; one candlestick, value 6d.; and one iron, value 6d., the goods of William Tagg , in a lodging-room .

WILLIAM TAGG . I live in Wentworth-street, Spitalfields . I let the prisoner, Mary Maskall , a furnished lodging for herself and husband, at 3s. 6d., a week, the articles stated in the indictment were let with the lodging - They lived ten months with me. On the 19th of July, they left, without notice, they owed me 1l. for rent; finding they did not return, I broke open the door, and missed the things.

WILLIAM BELCHER . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Wentworth-street. On the 5th of July, the prisoner, Mary Maskall , pledged two sheets with me, on the 9th, her daughter pledged one sheet, and on 22d of August, a candlestick was pledged in her name.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS HART . I took the prisoners into custody, and found the duplicates on them.

JOHN MASKALL 'S Defence. I was out of work.

MARY MASKALL 'S Defence. I had been six days without any thing to eat.

JOHN MASKALL - NOT GUILTY .

MARY MASKALL - GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Four Months .

Fourth Middlesex, Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-288

1397. ANDREW M'GUIRE was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of July , one chair, value 14s. , the goods of Thomas Osborne .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-289

1398. SAMUEL MILION was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of July , one pair of shoes, value 5s. , the goods of Dix Moore .

DIX MOORE. I am a pipe-maker , and live in Chequer-alley, Whitecross-street. On the 27th of July, I gave my apprentice my shoes to clean, and never saw them after.

CHARLES KLEMIKE . I live opposite to Dix Moore. I saw the prisoner come out with something like a pair of shoes, under his coat. He was acquainted with the apprentice.

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-290

1399. JEREMIAH EXHAM , SAMUEL FRENCH , JOHN ROBERTS and GEORGE WILLIAMS were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of August , 200 lbs. of strands of Cable, value 10s. , the goods of John Jackson , William Buck , Thomas James Allen , Sir Robert Wigram , Bart., Thomas Todd , Robert Ferguson , William Taylor , William Sims , and John Atkins .

JOHN GILLMAN. I am a Thames Police-officer. On the 8th of August, about eleven o'clock in the morning, I was on the water; the Dover Castle ship was laying near Blackwall in the City canal. I saw a boat rowed towards the ship, the prisoners, Roberts and French, were in it, they rowed alongside; a bundle was thrown out of the ship into the boat, and then another; I then went towards the ship, the boat was rowing towards me, when they saw me they pulled towards the opposite shore; Roberts knew me, I called to him by his name, they rowed on the opposite side; I called to Bly, who was on the opposite side, to stop them, which he did and sent them over to me; I found the bundles in the boat were cables - I asked Ro

berts where they got them, he said from a man; French said Roberts had told him to help him row the boat. I think that was the case. I went to the ship and found the other part of the cable, it appeared to have been recently cut. I saw the prisoner, Williams, on board, he was given into my custody, we told him we took him on suspicion of robbing the ship. Bly went to look for Exham, who was a ship-keeper.

DANIEL BLY. I am an officer. I stopped the prisoners, Roberts and French, who were rowing the boat; I afterwards went on board the ship and saw Williams there; I afterwards found Exham concealed in the coal-hole, without his shoes; I found another bundle on the gun-deck, tied up ready to be moved, and the cable which had been just cut; I asked Exham what he did in the coal-hole, with his shoes off; he said he did not know who was looking for him, and he was afraid.

DANIEL HOWELL . I am a sailor. I was on board the Dover Castle. On the 7th of August, the day before the prisoners were taken, Roberts and Exham were on board the ship, Exham fetched a pot of beer and left Roberts on board, when I came on the gun-deck, I found the cable cut and concealed under some leather, next morning about nine o'clock, Roberts came on board with some bags, I asked him what he was going to do with them, he said he was going to put them out of port directly; I gave information to Gillman; Exham was the ship-keeper; the cable was whole a few days before that. Williams did not belong to the ship.

MR. JOHN ATKINS . I am the son of Mr. Alderman Atkins, the firm is rightly described in the indictment, the cable was worth 30l. or 40l., Exham had been ten years in our employ, he lived on board the ship, and had coals allowed him, and 14s. a week. He is a single man.

EXHAM'S Defence. They were old rotten cables-the men said they would sell them.

WILLIAM'S Defence. I know nothing about it.

FRENCH'S Defence. Roberts asked me to give him a pull in the boat.

EXHAM - GUILTY . Aged 28.

ROBERTS - GUILTY . Aged 51.

WILLIAMS - GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

FRENCH- NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-291

1400. DAVID FINNIS and JOHN GOODWIN were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of September , one bowsprit, value 4l. , the goods of Felix Clay , George Clay , and William Clay .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be the property of John Bond .

THOMAS HAMILTON. I am a Thames Police officer. On the 17th of September I was on the river, near Blackfriars Bridge, about a quarter before five o'clock in the morning; I saw the prisoners pulling up the river in a skiff, with the tide, going through the bridge, on the Middlesex side. The bowsprit was fastened to their boat - I pulled towards them, and they let it go; they knew me. I asked them why they let it go? Godwin said he did not let it go, but the stuff that held it broke. I asked them were they got it? Finnis said, they got it from Mr. Bruet's, of Blackwall, and were going ashore to the dock (Pointing to Whitefriars Dock). I took them to the police-ship. While they were in the ship, a knife was taken from Godwin-the blade had tar on it, as if it had been cutting rope. When at the office, Godwin said, it was no use to tell a lie, that they picked it up in the London Dock, and were going to take it to the Water Bailiff; it was forty-four feet long. I examined the rope-ends at Mr. Bond's which it had been fastened to-it appeared to have been cut. It was a tar rope, and corresponded with that in the boat.

JOHN BOND. I am the son of John Bond , who is a mast-maker, and lives at Limehouse. On the evening of the 16th of September we had the bowsprit to alter; it was fastened to a raft in the water at the main float with a rope. I saw it safe at seven o'clock; the tide was then running down. If it had broken loose, it would have gone down the river-the tide turned about twelve o'clock. Our premises are a mile lower down the river than the London Docks. If it had broken loose, it could not have floated outside, the craft would prevent its getting clear off there; the spars were let loose when the rope was cut, and they remained safe; they were further outside than the bowsprit. I missed it at daylight the next morning-the rope was cut; I saw it at the office; it is our's, and is worth 6l. 10s.

GOODWIN'S Defence. We found it coming along the river, and fastened it to our boat, to take it to the Water Bailiff.

FINNIS'S Defence. We were taking it to the Bailiff's office.

GOODWIN. - GUILTY . Aged 48.

FINNIS. - GUILTY . Aged 51.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-292

1401. DAVID STOKES was indicted for embezzlement .

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18170917-293

1402. RICHARD FIELDER was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of January , two sacks, value 5s., and six bushels of pollard, value 6s. , the goods of Anthony Hart , Esq.

ROBERT CHILD , I am servant to Anthony Hart , Esq., who lives at Hampton-wick . On the 27th of January, I missed two sacks of pollard from the farm-yard, between six and seven o'clock in the morning.

FRANCIS FOWLER . I am Mr. Hart's bailiff. Child told me he had lost the pollard. I saw one of the sacks at Kingston Bridewell, when the prisoner was in custody, and knew it to be Mr. Hart's. The prisoner kept a cornchandler's shop at Hampton-wick.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. We lost some pigs and fowls-Harding was taken up for stealing them. When we send sacks to the mill they are returned. I never knew of their being changed.

WILLIAM HARDING. I am a labourer. At the end of January, (about the 27th or 28th), the prisoner told me he wanted some barley-meal for his pigs, and he thought there was some to be got down at old Fowler's (Mr. Hart's bailiff), and asked me to go down with him the next morning - I agreed to go at two o'clock; I got up at two o'clock and went to his house; I threw some stuff up at his win

dow to awake him. We went to Mr. Hart's farm-it was three o'clock, by Kingston clock. He said we must see about going in. I went through the yard, and over a gate into another yard; he opened the door, which was on the latch; we went in, and found two sacks, we thought it was barley-meal - We took it, and made the best of our way to his house; when we got near it, we thought we heard people about, took it back, and left it at my house at Kingston-bridge. I struck a light, and found it was pollard - He went home, to lay down for an hour or two, and about six o'clock he brought one of his own sacks to put it in, and said he would fetch it at breakfast-time - He took the other sack with him. At dinner-time he fetched the pollard, and gave me 3s. for my trouble.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. Q. When was you taken up - A. The beginning of May, about some pigs; I then told every thing. I gave evidence against another man at Clerkenwell the other day.

Q. Did you not turn evidence at Sussex - A. No. I never was in trouble about any deals.

Q. Did you ever threaten to prosecute people if they did not give you money - A. No, I was in trouble about some cheeses. I expect to get out of custody for my evidence here.

SARAH FRY . I lived with Harding. I saw the prisoner take the sacks and meal away.

Cross-examined. I sometimes go by the name of Harding. I believe his wife is living - I live with him.

JOSEPH WALTER . I am the keeper of Kingston Bridewell. I received information from Harding after he was taken up, and went to the prisoner's house at Hamptonwick for some sacks. I found one in a shed there with Mr. Hart's name on it. There were several more there, but this one was by itself.

Cross-examined. I went there for cheeses, but did not find any. It is a corn-chandler's shop.

(Sacks sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was not concerned in any robbery with him. The sacks have been on my premises for a year. I cannot read.

HENRY BARKER . I am a miller, and live at Ewell. I know sacks often get mixed at the mill. I have carried corn to Hall's mills, and they have lost the sack, and given me another for it.

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-294

1403. HANNAH LEE was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of September , one pelisse, value 10s. , the goods of David Davis .

DAVID DAVIS . I am a salesman , and live in Field-lane , the prisoner was my servant . On the 17th of September, at night, I was standing at the next door with my wife, and heard the door shut. I looked out, and saw the prisoner walking very fast up Saffron-hill. My wife twice called to her to stop-the second time she came back, ran up stairs, and threw the parcel out of her lap.

SUSAN DAVIS . I am the wife of David Davis . The prisoner asked leave to take her dirty clothes home. When she went out I called after her - She answered, but did not return. I called again, she returned, ran up stairs, and threw down her apron; the pelisse and her clothes fell out of it - We gave her in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I took my things home in a hurry, and found the pelisse among them - I returned with it.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-295

1404. WILLIAM KELLY was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of July , one watch, value 2l., and one key, value 2d., the goods of John Bernard , from his person .

JOHN BERNARD . I am a sadler . On the 9th of July, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, I was coming up Saffron-hill ; four or five young men came round me and shoved me about - I thought they meant to quarrel with me-the prisoner was one of them. I went on, and turned down Peter-street - a person called after me; I took no notice, he called again. I felt, and missed my watch - I ran back, and found David Davis at the bottom of the bill; I asked him which way they went? he told me; I ran after them, and saw the prisoner running in the middle of the road towards Field-lane. I called out, "Stop him!"-he went on the pavement, and walked as far as Field-lane. David Davis asked me what I had lost; I told him my watch. He said he would shew me where they were gone to. He took me to a public-house in Field-lane - I found the prisoner there. I asked several others who were there to return my watch; they said they had not got it - I gave the prisoner in charge; I am certain he is one of them. After we took him to the watch-house, the watch was brought by one of the others to induce me to let him go. After he was taken into custody, he told Blackburn that if we would let him go he would fetch the watch. He went into the tap-room and said, "Jack, return the watch" - He did not.

DAVID DAVIS . I am a milkman. I was on Saffron-hill between four and five o'clock, and saw the prosecutor turn from a print-shop. I saw five young men come by; they ran against him, and took the watch out of his pocket. He went on - I called after him, he came back. I told him they were gone down the hill, I went on with my milk. When I returned, in Bleeding-heart-yard, I saw them taking the prisoner, and told them I did not think he was one of them. I do not mean to say that he was not one of them.

WILLIAM BLACKBURN . I am a constable. Having heard of the robbery, I followed the prosecutor down to the Thatched House, in Field-lane. He gave the prisoner into my custody, saying he was one of those who robbed him. The prisoner said, "Liberate me, and I'll get you the watch!"-no person produced it. I found nothing on him; he declared that he had not got it.

JOHN BARNLEY. I am an officer. I assisted in taking the prisoner to the watch-house. As we went to the public-house I met David Davis ; he said a person gave him the watch to return to the man - He said a person brought it to his house. He gave it to me.

DAVID DAVIS . I saw the prosecutor running down the hill; I went with him and shewed him the house. He said, if any person would give up the watch, he did not want to have any thing more to do with it. I said, "Give it up" - They began to hesitate. I told Blackburn the

prisoner was one. While he was gone to the watch-house, the watch was sent to my house-when I came home I found it there, and gave it to Blackburn.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw it. I was at the house, and he gave me in charge.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-296

1405. WILLIAM GRINNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of September , one watch, value 8l.; one chain, value 6d.; one key, value 4d.; and 6s., in monies numbered, the property of William Robinson , from his person .

WILLIAM ROBINSON. I am an ironmonger , and live in Castle-street, Long-acre. On the 11th of September, I had been to the Hope public-house, in St. John-street. I was very much intoxicated. Next morning, about five o'clock, I was awoke by the prisoner, and found myself in a lodging-house in West-street, and missed my watch and money. I asked him if he knew where they were? he said, my friends that I had been with the evening before had got them.

RICHARD AYRES . I am a watchman. About a quarter after one o'clock in the morning, I was called, and found the prosecutor laying on the ground in West-street. The prisoner came up to him, and said he knew him very well-that he was his fellow-servant, and said he had been at work with him that day. I asked him several times if he knew him? he said he did; he said he lived in some yard(which I do not remember). He took a watch and some money out of his pocket, two keys and a knife. I told him he had better take him home as soon as he could - I am positive the prisoner is the man. I helped him to the end of my beat. He said he would get him a lodging - He got him one, paid for it, and put him to bed. When he came down, I told the landlady that the prisoner had the watch and money, and that he said he was his friend. Next night, I heard the prosecutor had not got his property. He came to me about half-past ten o'clock - I went in search of the prisoner. He described him to another watchman; they took him. I am certain the prisoner is the man.

EDWARD O'HARA . I keep a coffee-shop in Field-lane. On the 11th of September, between one and two o'clock in the morning, the prisoner had some coffee at my shop - He shewed me a silver hunting-watch, capped and jewelled, which he said he took from his fellow-servant, whom he found asleep in the street. The next night, between ten and eleven o'clock, I heard of the robbery, and described the prisoner; about eleven o'clock he came in - I had him secured.

JOHN GIFFORD . I am a watchman. About half-past two o'clock, O'Hara and the prisoner came to me; the prisoner asked me to have some coffee, which I did; he pulled out a hunting-watch, and said he had taken it from his fellow-servant, with his money and two keys, and said one of the keys was the key of a chest. The next night Ayres came to me, and asked me if I knew the prisoner? I told him I should know him again; he told me to take him up. In about a quarter of an hour I was called in and found the prisoner there. I asked him if he had returned the watch to the man; he said he had given it to an acquaintance of his; I asked him if he called upon him in the morning, he said he did.

JAMES SELLERS . I was constable of the night; the prisoner was given into my custody; he said he had given the watch to the prosecutor's friend.

WILLIAM ROBINSON . My watch was a silver hunter, capped and jewelled.

Prisoner's Defence. A young man stopped me, and asked me for his friend's watch, and I gave it to him.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Three Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18170917-297

1406. WILLIAM HOLFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of September , one watch, value 30s.; one seal, value 2s., and one key, v