Old Bailey Proceedings, 29th October 1817.
Reference Number: 18171029
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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, 29th of OCTOBER, 1817, and following Days; Being the Eight 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 Dallas , Knt. one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir James Allan Park, Knt., one other of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir James Shaw , Bart.; Thomas Smith , Esq.; Joshua Jonathan Smith , Esq.; Sir Claudius Stephen Hunter, Bart.; Sir William Domville , Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir John Silvester , Bart. Recorder of the said City; John Atkins , Esq., Alderman 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, for the said City, and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

William Metcalf ,

Thomas Wake ,

Joseph Lambert ,

John Godfrey ,

Charles Wright ,

William Moore ,

Phillip Chamberlain ,

Samuel Grierson ,

James Rawlings ,

Richard Field ,

John Thompson ,

Robert Samuel Maskall .

First Middlesex Jury.

John Lund ,

George Hoby ,

Charles Grierson ,

Henry Mills ,

Thomas Barnett ,

Isaac Gelat ,

George Bengoff ,

Benjamin Baker ,

George Perrom ,

John Best Webb,

Robert Roughbottom ,

Joseph West .

Second Middlesex Jury.

James Peet ,

John Johnstone ,

Thomas Hodgkinson ,

John Rodwell ,

Edward Ellin ,

John Davis ,

Ralph Gilbert ,

Joseph White ,

John Turner ,

Thomas Ponsonby ,

Thomas Fricker ,

William Summers .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, OCTOBER 29, 1817.

WOOD, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION IN THE SECOND MAYORALTY.

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1433. JAMES NASH was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Proctor , about one o'clock in the afternoon of the 4th of August in the parish of St. Luke, Chelsea,(no person being therein), and stealing therein, one watch, value 3l., his property; and one watch, value 1l. , the property of Thomas Proctor .

JOHN PROCTOR. I rent a house in Albion-street, in the parish of St.Luke, Chelsea . On the 4th of August, between four and five o'clock in the morning, I went out to my work, with my brother, Thomas Proctor , who lives with me-leaving my wife, and Ann Wedgwood, who is a servant out of place, in the house; I returned between five and six o'clock in the evening, and found my wife and Wedgwood, at home. I missed my own and my brother's watches, which I had left hanging over the mantlepiece when I went out - They were both silver watches. I have known the prisoner seven or eight years - He is a butcher's boy - I am a drover; he had worked with me on the Monday. He slept at my house sometimes, and was well acquainted with the house.

THOMAS PROCTOR . I slept at my brother's house that night, and went out with him in the morning, leaving his wife, and Wedgwood, in the house; I returned with him in the afternoon, and found them both there, but missed my watch, which I had left hanging over the mantle-shelf, by my brother's.

MARIA PROCTOR . I am the wife of John Proctor . On the 4th of August he went out in the morning, leaving me and Wedgwood at home-Wedgwood went out at ten o'clock, and I went out between twelve and one, leaving no person in the house; I locked the front door, and put the key under the flower-pot in the front window-the house is in a garden-there is a gate, which I bolted, but it could easily be opened. No person saw me put the key under the flower-pot - I was in the habit of putting it there. I had told Wedgwood that I should put it there for her to find it-expecting she would return before me; the window is not very high from the garden, any person could get in at it. I returned in about an hour (before Wedgwood), and found the key in the same window where I had left it, the door was fastened, but the window was a little open-it was the same window where I had left the key. The flower-pot was not exactly in the same situation as I had left it. I went in and missed the watches immediately, I had seen them before I went out, and after my husband and his brother went out. I know the prisoner. I had not seen him about the house.

JOHN SNOWSEL. I am a constable. I went to look for the prisoner from information which I received, and found him at Putney fair, on the 17th of August, about three o'clock - I knew him before; he lived about a hundred yards from me up to the time of the robbery, and then moved. I took him to the Police-Office - He was discharged. After that I went to Morritt's, the pawnbroker, in York-street, Westminster, and found a silver watch there-there was a duplicate with it; I had no particular reason for going there; Johnson produced it to me. I took the prisoner into custody a second time. I said nothing to indnce him to confess. He told his mother, in my presence, that the duplicates of the two watches were under a tile in the garden. He said the other was pledged at the corner of a court in Princes-street, Soho - I went and found a watch there; next day his mother gave me the duplicate.

CHARLES JOHNSON. I am shopman to Mr. Morritt, who is a pawnbroker. On the 4th of August, the prisoner pledged a silver watch with me for 25s. about the middle of the day; I have our duplicate, it is in the name of James Nash ; he said that was his name. He being so young I asked him if he brought it for his father? he said no, his father was dead; he said it was his own. The duplicate found is the one I gave him; it is my hand-writing, and the same as the one which I gave him.

JOHN PURDIE. I am shopman to Mr. Bartrum, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Princes-street. On the 5th of August, about half past seven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner pledged a watch with me for 10s. he asked 1l. for it; he gave me the name of James Nash; the duplicate found is the one I gave him, it was written in my presence.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY . - DEATH Aged 17.

First Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice Park.

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1434. WILLIAM MITCHELL was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of

Edward Hurry , on the 25th of August , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, 1lb. of suet value 6d. , his property.

MR. EDWARD HURRY. I live in Hackney-road . On the 25th of August, about a quarter after twelve o'clock at night, I was in bed-an alarm was given; I got up, primed my pistols, and went to the back staircase window it was moonlight. I heard somebody breaking open the door; under the window there is a projection which prevented me from seeing anybody. I called out twice "who is there?" in half a minute three men ran from the back door. I fired and one of them fell, wounded; I immediately went into the garden and found the prisoner lying there, wounded in the back, I heard him cry out i nstantly; there were no other fire-arms discharged at that time. He implored mercy and requested me to send for a surgeon, which I did. A cooper's gimlet and a dark-lanthorn, with a candle in it, a phosphorus box and matches were found on him. I sent for a surgeon. When I suggested searching him, he said, "you find nothing but implements of house-breaking." He was taken to the hospital. He said that want drove him to that method of life, and I should not have shot him.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. I believe he is a member of a respectable family.

HARRIET YELDER . I am servant to Mr. Hurry. I fastened all the doors at twelve o'clock. Some suet was missed out of the safe, which was under the steps; the door was not broken open, they had not succeeded. I do not know that the safe was shut.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

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1435. MICHAEL HOLLINGSWORTH was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Homan , about two o'clock in the night of the 14th of September , in the parish of St. Margaret, Westminster, with intent to steal .

JAMES HOMAN . I keep the Half Moon, public-house, Stretton-ground, in the parish of St. Margaret, Westminster . On the 15th of September, about two o'clock in the morning, I was in bed, the watchman alarmed me by knocking at the door; I got up, went down, and found the cellar window, which goes under the street, open. I had been in the cellar at dusk, about six or seven o'clock. I had a candle with me when I went there - I went to shift the pipe; I locked the door when I came out. The flap had not been open for a week before. I missed nothing when I went into the cellar. I went into the street first, and then went down into the cellar from the house; I opened the cellar door, and then let the prisoner out through the house. Just as I was going to open the door, he said, "don't be alarmed, master, I will make no resistance." I knew him; he had lived about twenty months with me before. The wood-work of the wine-cellar door was cut away round the ock, and we found a large knife lying by the door - I took him to the watch-house-two small picklock keys were found upon him. When I returned from the watch-house, I found a tinder-box, a flint, a steel, and a candle, on one of the butts in the cellar; the candle was not burning; they are not mine, nor were they there the night before. Next morning I found two more skeleton keys in the cellar.

Court. Q. In what way was the cellar window fastened - A. By a cross-bolt, and another bolt at the bottom. I saw it fastened the night before when I shut up, at half-past ten o'clock - I tried them. I had not seen the prisoner in my house for some days before. He has frequently been at my house, but not latterly; he lodged eight or ten months with me; when he lodged with me I kept my wine in that cellar.

WALTER CROSS . I am a watchman. I was going down the street, about two o'clock in the morning, and found Mr. Homan's cellar window open; I had been round at half-past one o'clock, and am positive it was not open then - I gave the alarm. While Mr. Homan was coming down stairs I looked into the cellar, and saw one of the butts running, and the prisoner behind one of the casks; I am certain that he is the man. When Homan came down I had sprung my rattle; the other watchman guarded the window. I went into the house, and saw the prisoner come up the cellar stairs, and took him to the watch-house. When we took him there, the constable of the night took two small keys out of his pocket. We returned to the cellar, and found the other things; the winecellar lock was cut away.

ROBERT UPTON. I am the constable of the night. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house; he said nothing. I searched, and found two picklock keys upon him. The other witnesses have spoken correctly.

JAMES GILMORE . I am an officer. I was directed by the magistrate to examine the premises; there was a great deal of dirt on the prisoner's back. It appeared that he had entered at the cellar door. The wine-cellar door was cut.

WILLIAM VEAL ANDREWS . I was employed to put new hinges on the cellar-flap-one of them was broken

JAMES HOMAN. The hinges were not broken before.

Prisoner's Defence. I was locked out of my lodging, and coming by the house where I had once lodged, I found the cellar flap open, and I went down; in about a quarter of an hour the watchman came by, and seeing the flap open he knocked at the door - I went up the cellar stairs, the landlord came; I asked him to let me out, and told him not to be frightened, as it was me; the keys that were found on me were the keys of a stable which I rented of Mr. Shaw; one of them was broken, the other I bought to replace it. The landlord said he could not swear that the place was fastened as he had not been in it for a fortnight.

JAMES HOMAN . I never said I did not know whether the flap was fast or not; nor that I had not been in the cellar for a fortnight - I was there the evening before - I must go there every day. He said he had nothing to say for himself.

ROBERT UPTON re-examined. I asked him if he had anything to say in his behalf? he said, no; he said nothing about the keys of the stable.

WALTER CROSS . I looked into the cellar with my lanthorn, and saw the prisoner getting behind the butts - He was squeezing behind them, on the right-hand side of the cellar.

Prisoner. The prosecutor knows that I rented the stable of Mr. Shaw; I borrowed the money of his wife.

JAMES HOMAN . I did not know that he rented the stable, I do not know Shaw. I never heard of my wife lending him any money.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 20.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

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1436. MARY SEARLE was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of October , in the parish of St.James, Westminster, in the dwelling-house of John Booth , one tin box, value 10s., two 10l. and ten 1l. bank notes , his property.

JOHN BOOTH . I am a grocer , and live in Oxford-street, in the parish of St. James, Westminster . The prisoner lived servant with me for about six months. On the 7th of October, she was going to leave me - I had no other female servant; about four o'clock in the afternoon I went out, leaving my cash-box in the parlour cupboard, the door was open; it contained two 10l. and ten 1l. bank-notes, and about 26l. 18s., in gold and silver; I generally keep the box there, the box was locked; the prisoner must have seen me open it; I saw it safe just before I went out; I returned before five o'clock and missed it. I had left the prisoner in the house, and found her there. I asked her if she had seen the cash-box anywhere? she said she had not, nor did she know where it was. In the course of the evening I went to Marlborough-street Office, and got Plank, the officer, I saw him search her box - She was present, and still denied any knowledge of it. Nothing was found there-it was about eight o'clock in the evening; she left about nine o'clock. I paid her her wages, and set a person to watch her home (he is not here). In consequence of information which I received next morning, I got a search-warrant, and went with Plank to execute it, to No. 16, Great Ormond-yard, where her husband, Edward Searle , lodges, the prisoner was not at home when we got there - We only found some grocery there; we came down stairs, and went to No.15, the next house, to watch her return. In about an hour I saw her coming across the yard by herself - She had a basket in one hand and a bundle in the other; it was about three o'clock in the afternoon; she came into the room where we were; she put the basket in the cradle, and the bundle on the table; the officer told her what we had come about, searched her person, and found two Investigator's tickets, a bill of parcels, and a bill of exchange, which were mine, and were in the box when I put it in the cupboard - I saw them there half an hour before. Plank opened the bundle, which contained grocery; he asked her if the basket was her's? she said it was; he took a parcel of bank notes out of it, some cash, and a bill of exchange. I cannot speak to the cash (looks at the notes), they are the same I saw taken out of the basket. Here is a 1l. note which has the name of Mr. Thomas, Berwick-street, Soho; and another with the name of Crankwell, Wardour-street, for 1l.; another 10l. note, with the name of Jender, Berwick-street - they were all in my box at the time, and all have my shopman's handwriting on them. There is another 10l. note which has my own hand-writing on it. All the notes found in her possession are mine, and were in the box at the time. We found the box at Hardcastle's, in Berwick-street.

Cross-examined by MR, MARSHAM. I have five shopmen. I am certain that all the notes were in the box at the time. The prisoner is a married woman. She remained in the house until nine o'clock that evening. One of the 10l. notes has my own hand-writing on it.

Q.When you saw her come into the room, you told her you came to search her - A. Yes.

SAMUEL PLANK. I am an officer of Marlborough-street. On the 7th of October, I went to the prosecutor's house to search the prisoner. I made a slight search - I did not search her person; I found nothing in her box. The next day I went with the prosecutor to No.16, Great Ormond-yard, where her husband lived. I found nothing there. I then went to No.15, and waited to watch her in-her husband's mother kept that house. In about an hour we saw her coming towards the house. I went out and called her in; I told her I suspected she knew something of the robbery - She knew I was an officer by seeing me the night before. She had a basket and bundle. She said she knew nothing of it. The bundle contained grocery - She came into the house willingly. I searched her person, and desired her to turn her pockets out. I found two Investigator's tickets, a bill of exchange, and a bill of parcels, all of which the prosecutor claimed. She still said she knew nothing of the robbery. I searched the bundle, and went to the basket - I asked her if it was her's? she said, yes. On opening it I found about 26l. in cash, and the notes now produced. The prosecutor immediately recognized the notes as his. The first I pulled out he said was his property - They were in the basket which she had in her hand. She appeared very sorry, and told me where she had left the cash-box; I neither threatened nor promised her - She said it was in Berwick-street, and told me the house - I went there and received it from the person she told me to apply to.

Cross-examined. Q. What induced her to tell you where the box was - A. I asked her. I said she must know where it was - She told me.

Q. Why did you search her slightly - A. I knew the property was not about her, as she would not keep it in her possession, and if I had told her she was suspected, the property would not have been recovered. I told Mr. Booth that some stranger must have crept into the house and taken it out.

Q. You thought it probable she would convey it away - A. Yes. I sent a person to watch her home.

JOHN BOOTH . The box and bill of exchange are mine.

Prisoner's Defence. I leave it to my Counsel.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 19.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

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1437. JAMES WHITBY was indicted for feloniously assaulting Mary Ann Wort , on the King's highway, on the 3d of October , in the parish of St. Mary, Islington, putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, one shawl, value 10s , the property of John Wort .

MRS. MARY ANN WORT . I am the wife of John Wort. we live in Duval's-lane, Islington. On the 3d of October, about six o'clock in the evening, I was in the Hornsey-road , near Duval's-lane, with my little boy, it was getting dusk. I met the prisoner - He said nothing, but caught hold of my shawl as he passed; it was pinned

twice-it was a large shawl; he appeared to be intoxicated. I turned round and looked at him - I am sure he is the man. He took hold of it more forcibly, uttered an oath, and immediately pushed me into a ditch; he still had hold of my shawl, he had not got it off my person-it was not a deep ditch. I kept a firm hold of my shawl, by which means he pulled me on my feet again, and he then got the shawl from me. While I was in the ditch I told my little boy to scream out, and run home to inform them-it was about four hundred yards from home - I followed my boy home. The prisoner ran the other way. I saw no person come.

JAMES WORT . I was in the Hornsey-road with my mother. The prisoner came up and laid hold of her shawl; he appeared intoxicated. He went on a little way-my mother turned round, and looked him full in the face. He caught hold of the shawl with more force, and finding that would not do, he threw her into a ditch, and uttered an oath. My mother told me to scream out, which I did - I did not see any person come. She remained in the ditch two or three minutes - He pulled the shawl with such force that it dragged her out of the ditch - He got it from her, and ran over the hedge into a field. My mother told me to run home and give the alarm. I am certain he is the man.

JOHN EDWARDS . I am a letter-carrier. On the 3d of October I was going down Hornsey-road; I saw a bustle at a distance, and immediately saw the woman go down into the ditch. I heard the little boy cry out, and immediately ran up. When I got near the place, I saw the prisoner go over the hedge into the field, with the shawl over his arm - I ran after him - He looked back, and saw me getting near to him and dropped the shawl. I still pursued - He jumped over a ditch, and fell into it-there is another ditch at the other end of the field - I got into it and secured him. Boards came to my assistance-he was in sight at the time, and saw the prisoner drop the shawl. I am certain the prisoner is the man that I saw struggling with the lady - He was never out of my sight from the time until I took him. I told Boards to pick up the shawl, which he did, and gave it to me. I am sure it is the same shawl.

THOMAS BOARDS . I was going down the Hornsey-road on the 3d of October, in the evening, and saw the lady in the ditch, and the prisoner trying to pull her shawl from her. I saw the colour of the shawl, and saw the prisoner drop it, and picked it up - He was never out of my sight from the time that I saw him with the lady till he was taken in the ditch. I helped the last witness to pull him out.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I am a poor man with a wife and five children. My character has hitherto been unimpeached, and I humble implore mercy. I had no intention of using violence to the lady. I did not know what I was about, until I was told the next morning.

LEWIS PAGE . I was constable of the night. When the prisoner was brought to the watch-house he was very much intoxicated.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 25.

Recommended to Mercy.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

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1438. JOHN WATTS was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Patrick Slater , on the 27th of September , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one pelisse, value 30s.; two gowns, value 35s.; three shawls, value 3l. 5s.; and 13s. in monies numbered , his property.

PATRICK SLATER . I am a publican , and live in Drury-lane . On the 27th of September, about half-past nine o'clock in the night, some men came in, and kept me in discourse in the bar, during which time the robbery was commited. My wife is the person who knows all about it - She is not here.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

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1439. ALEXANDER SIMS and GEORGE WILSON were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Joseph Payne , about eleven in the forenoon of the 23d of September , at St. Botolph Without, Aldgate (no person being therein), and stealing therein one watch, value 2l. 10s.; one seal, value 3d.; and one key, value 1d. , his property.

JOSEPH PAYNE. I rent a house in Swan-court, Swan-street, East Smithfield, in the parish of St. Botolph Without, Aldgate . On the 23d of September, at eight o'clock in the morning, I went out to work, leaving my watch hanging over the mantle-piece - I left my wife at home by herself. I returned at twelve o'clock to dinner, and missed it, with the seal and key-my wife was at home.

ANN PAYNE . I am the wife of the last witness. He went out, leaving me at home. I went out at half-past ten o'clock, leaving no person at home, and the watch hanging over the mantle-piece. I locked the door-it opens into the sitting-room-there is only one window in it-and put the key into my pocket; I left the window-sash down-it would require great force to open it. When I returned, in about three quarters of an hour, I immediately missed the watch. There are three other houses in our court, all uninhabited. The door was as I had left it, and the window apparently in the same state. There were the prints of four sooty fingers on the window-cill, and on a bason which stood on the window-ledge, there was the mark of a sooty finger and thumb, and a footmark on a box which stood under the window. Mary Weedon came to me immediately I opened the door.

MARY WEEDON . I live next door to Swan-court. On the 23d of September, I saw two sweeps go up the court - I never saw them before. I knew Mrs. Payne was out. I was looking out of my window. They stood at the top of the court sometime - They went up the court, and returned in about ten minutes; their faces-were blacked. I saw the prisoners at the Office-their faces were clean then. I am certain the prisoners are the men. I was not above half a yard from them while they stood on the step of the court. I did not see them come out with any thing.

WILLIAM BURKINSHAW. I am servant to Messrs. Martin and Co., pawnbrokers, High-street, Borough. On the 23d of September, between one and three o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner, Wilson, pledged a watch with me for 18s. - he was dressed as a sweep; I never saw him before. I am sure he is the man. He asked 1l., for it, and

pulled it out of his fob - He gave the name of Turvey, Great East-street, Lambeth - I wrote the ticket. I do not know who gave him the 18s. - I was standing by. I do not take in pledges.

Court. Q. Take care what you are about. Do you mean to state, on your oath, that you stood by, and saw the money given to him, but you do not know by whom - A. I do not know. There is a person who takes in the pledges. I did not hear any person ask him any questions about it.

Q. How is it you are so sure that he is the man, and cannot tell who gave him the money - A. I cannot tell. I was examined before the magistrate on the Monday.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SIMS'S Defence. I was in Blackfriars-road at the time.

WILSON'S Defence. I was at work in Tooley-street. I met a man, who asked me to pledge it for him; he gave me the duplicate for my trouble. I lost it, and made an affidavit for another.

SIMS- NOT GUILTY .

WILSON - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.

Recommended to Mercy.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

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1440. JAMES MOORE was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of October , in the dwelling-house of Margaret Tydeman in the parish of All Saints, Poplar, one foreign silver coin, value 4s. 6d.; and one 5l. and one 1l. , note, the property of John Sloane .

JOHN SLOANE . I am a mariner . The prisoner sailed with me in the Leipzie, for three months. On the 3d of October the prisoner and I lodged with Mrs. Tydeman, at Limehouse - She lived there herself. We slept in one room, with another shipmate, and a young man. I had a chest in my bed-room there. I had a 5l. and a 1l. note, and a Spanish dollar, at the bottom of my chest, under my clothes-it was locked. The prisoner saw me put the money there. I asked him if he thought it would be safe there? he said it would be as safe there as in my pocket. I did not sleep there that night. I returned next day at ten o'clock, found my box broken open, and my notes and dollar gone. All the things had been moved to get at them-the 5l. note had my captain's name on it. On the 4th of October, we found the prisoner in Sunalley. I saw Lines find the Spanish dollar and 3l. 13s. on him. I think the dollar is mine. I had no mark on it.

MARGARET TYDEMAN . I am a widow, and keep a lodging-house, in the parish of All Saints, Poplar. On the 3d of October, the prosecutor, prisoner and two others, came to lodge with me; all four slept in the same room; I told the prosecutor he had better leave his chest down stairs; he took them up; there were three chests; none of them slept in that room that night; the next morning the prosecutor came and said his box was broke open, and his-money gone; the prisoner, prosecutor and the other man came from one ship; Ramsden came from another ship. He slept in the room that night.

JOHN LINES . I am the beadle of Limehouse. I apprehended the prisoner, searched him and found two 1l. notes and 1l. 13s., in silver on him, and a Spanish dollar; I went to the lodgings and found the box broke open; I found a poker in the room, which fitted the marks in it, exactly.

WILLIAM RAMSDEN. I lodged with him that night; I had lodged there eight weeks before. On the 3d of October, another man slept in the room - He was asleep when I went to bed; he had been at the house as long as I had. I went to bed at eleven o'clock, and about twelve a coach drove to the door - I heard a knock at the door, somebody got out; the man who sleeps below let him in; it was the prisoner, he came up, got a light, and came into the bed-room; he took a small chissel to force the box open-it would not do, and he forced it open with the poker. I had seen him before that time; he brought his own chest up; I could see plainly, and am positive he is the man; when he came into the room, I asked him who it was that came in the coach - He said it was him, and that he came from East Smithfield; this was while he was breaking the box open; he opened it and took something out and went down stairs, I bid him good-night; he came up again in the dark. I do not know what he took out of the box the second time.

Q. How came you to be quiet all the time? - A. I thought it was his own box; I am sure he is the man - I had a great deal of conversation with him in the morning.

THOMAS HANSON . I opened the door and let the prisoner in about twelve o'clock. I am certain he is the man; he came in a coach; he asked for a light, which I gave him; he said he wanted to go to his box for some money. I heard him moving about; he asked the coachman what the fare was-the man said, "I thought you was going back," he said he was; he went out, saying, he should return to breakfast.

Prisoner's Defence. I received the money from my captain.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 25.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-9

1441. RICHARD ANDREWS was indicted for embezzling the sum of 497l .

FREDERICK ROOFE . I am in partnership with John and William Dennis . We are tin agents , and live in Lombard-street; the prisoner was in our employ as clerk ; it was part of his business to receive monies on our account. On the 18th of October, I gave him a check for 487l. 10s., to take to Sir John Lubbock, and Co., bankers, and told him to bring large notes for it; I sent him at ten o'clock; a quarter of an hour was plenty of time for him to return in; he did not return-in about three quarters of an hour after, I went to Lubbock's, and found the check was paid. I went to the Bank, and there received information that the notes had been changed. Soon after twelve o'clock, I saw the prisoner at his mother's in Belvidere-place, near the King's-bench; I asked him where the notes were - He said he had lost them, he did not know where. I said, I ordered you to bring large notes, why did you go to the Bank and obtain small ones? he said, "I know you did, sir, but it was my foolishness." I gave him in charge.

Cross-examined by MR. BOLLAND. His mother came to me in the Bank; I went to him with her; she said he had come to her, saying, he had lost the pocket-book

and did not like to return; she gave me the 10l. which he said he had not lost. He had lived fifteen months with me.

GEORGE AMIST. I am clerk to Messrs. Lubbocks, and Co., bankers, Mansion-house-street; I paid the prisoner two 200l. notes, Nos. 4149 and 2584, and two 40l. notes, Nos. 4992 and 360, and other small notes, in all 487l., for this check on that day.

JOHN ROOFE . This is the check I gave him.

THOMAS RAGG . I am clerk in the Bank of England. I have two 200l. notes, Nos. 4149 and 2584, and two 40l. notes, Nos. 360 and 4992; they were brought into the Bank on the 18th of October, by a young lad like the prisoner; he asked for 1l. notes, which he had-400 of them in numbers, from 49,601 to 50,000.

Cross-examined. I will not swear he is the person.

GEORGE BARNARD. I live in Nicholl-square, Cripplegate, with my father. I am acquainted with the prisoner. On the 18th of October, he came to my father's, he said he had brought 500 1l. notes - I do not think he said where he got them; I told him to put them in the stable where the fowls lay - He did so.

Q. Before he brought them-did he give you any intimation of his intention - A. About three weeks before, he said he would get a sum of money to keep.

Q. Did he say what he meant to do with it - A. He once said he would go to America, and afterwards that he would surrender himself up. On the afternoon of the robbery, the officer searched my box, which alarmed me; I threw the notes into the Thames, at Dowgate, they were loose in a pocket-book.

Cross-examined. I had known him about two years.

Q. You knew he was in no situation to bring 400l. which he came honestly by - A. Yes, I told this story when the officer had searched me; I was liberated on my uncle being bound to answer for my appearance.

Q. Did you tell him the impropriety of what he was doing - A. Not then - I did before. I am sixteen years old.

Court. Q. Why did you not give the notes to the officer instead of throwing them into the Thames - A. I thought this would condemn me at once.

JOHN FUNGE . I am horse-keeper to Messrs. Harden and Jaques, wholesale grocers. On Sunday morning, the 19th of October, I was at Dowgate-wharf about seven o'clock, and saw some papers floating about - I picked them up, they were bank notes, some of them were tied together; there was a bill-case along with them. I found 439l., and afterwards found two 1l. notes, which I delivered to Mr. Roofe-there were 5l. or 6l. in the pocket-book.

MR. ROOFE. I have the notes which the last witness gave me - They are marked between 49,601 and 50,000.

Prisoner. I have nothing to say.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-10

1442. MARY HIGTON was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of October , two pieces of lace, value 14s.; one handkerchief, value 5s.; one cap, value 15s.; two broaches, value 30s.; one necklace, value 1l.; and two shifts, value 32s. , the goods of Phoebe Bardolph , Widow . The prosecutrix being a married woman, and the indictment stating her to be a widow , the prisoner was

ACQUITTED.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-11

1443. JAMES WINGOD was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of October , four pounds of tobacco, value 10s. , the property of Robert Lloyd and Richard Lloyd .

RICHARD LLOYD . I am a tobacco-manufacturer , in partnership with Robert Lloyd ; we live on Holborn-hill. On the 17th of October, about eight o'clock in the evening, one of my men gave me information; the prisoner was my servant . When he was going out I had a constable ready to search him - He found four pounds of tobacco on him; I asked him what he meant by it? - he begged for mercy; part of it was in his stockings and the rest in a jug which he kept his tea in.

GEORGE CORBY . I am an officer. Mr. Lloyd sent for me; I searched the prisoner as he was going out. I found two pounds of tobacco in a jug, and two pounds in his stockings; he begged for mercy and pleaded distress.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-12

1444. WILLIAM FAIR was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of October , two pieces of dimity, containing 60 yards, value 2l. 15s. , the goods of Thomas Helps , Richard Ray , and James Helps .

TIMOTHY ROE. I am clerk to Thomas Helps, James Helps and Richard Ray , who are warehousemen , and live in Cheapside . On the 17th of October, I was at the desk; I saw the prisoner come into the warehouse, take up two pieces of dimity, put them on his shoulder, and go out; I followed, and caught hold of him with the dimity on his shoulder. He could not see me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. They laid on the ground - He took them up and put them on my shoulder. I never saw them.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-13

1445. RICHARD JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of October , twelve pounds of candles, value 9s. , the goods of John Slaymaker .

JOHN SLAYMAKER . I am a tallow-chandler , and live in Redcross-street . On the 14th of October, about two o'clock in the afternoon, there were four dozen of candles in a box, in the middle of my shop; I was in my parlour and saw the prisoner with one parcel under his arm, and another in his hand; I stepped out - He did not see me - I collared him in the shop, and asked him what he was going to do with them? he put one parcel down and gave me the other, and said, "Are not these for Mr. Brown, the baker?" I told him I must know more about it, and gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. They fell down - I picked them up and asked where Brown lived.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-14

1446. RICHARD PARRY was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of October , two 3s. and two 1s. 6d. bank tokens, two half crowns, and 5s., in monies numbered , the property of William Culverhouse .

RICHARD BOSHER . I am warehouseman to William Culverhouse , who is a soda-water manufacturer , and lives in Bow-lane, Cheapside . On the 7th of October, between five and six o'clock, I shut up and went into the counting-house and missed the money, and went after the prisoner, who was our servant , and had just gone home; I did not find him - I went to him again and found him - I told him he was wanted; he came with me - I sent for an officer, and told him I suspected he had taken the money; he said he had taken it while I was shutting up, and produced 19s.; he has lived two years with us occasionally. The money had been marked.

MICHAEL ROSS . I am a constable. I was called in; the prisoner produced 19s. - the prosecutor claimed three of the pieces.

WILLIAM CULVERHOUSE. Three of them are marked by me - I never paid the money away.

Prisoner's Defence. I am very sorry for it.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-15

1447. WILLIAM JOHNSONE was indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Bertrand , on the King's highway, on the 5th of October , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 3l.; one chain, value 6d.; and one seal, value 6d. , his property.

THOMAS BERTRAND . I am a journeyman silk-weaver , and live in Fleet-street, Bethnall-green. On the 5th of October, about nine o'clock at night, I was on Holborn-bridge returning home with my wife and two or three friends; when I came to the King's-arms-inn, I saw the prisoner about three yards from me, reeling as if he was drunk; when he came within a few steps of me so as to throw himself on me, he caughthold of my coat as if to save himself, and drove me from the middle of the pavement against the gateway of the King's-arms; he threw his head against my breast, and by my stooping he brushed his hat across my nose; at that moment my watch went; I asked him what he wanted with me, or what he meant by serving me so - He made no answer; my wife had hold of my arm; she said at the time that he was going to hustle or rob me of my watch; she collared him and told him he was robbing me; at that moment my watch-case fell out of his hands, while I was stooping to pick it up, he made his escape and ran off; Deacon, who with me, pursued and took him. I did not get my watch.

SOPHIA BERTRAND. I was walking with my husband, and saw the prisoner stop him and put his head against his breast, and hold him against the gateway; I did not see him before; I collared him and said he has got your watch; I was not alarmed. I saw the case on the ground, he got away, Deacon ran after him and secured him.

WILLIAM DEACON . I was with Bertrand, and saw three young men going along, apparently drunk, I went forward, thinking they were going to strike him; I went up, the woman said, "he has got your watch;" the prisoner passed me - I saw something bright in his hand; he turned round and I followed him into Fleet-market; he said, what do you want of me? I took him back, and gave him in charge-it appeared a complete hustle. The three brushed by him, and the prisoner is the man who was against his breast.

(Watchease sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I deny the charge. There was a cry of stop thief, I ran with the people, and they took me.

GUILTY. Aged 24.

Of stealing from the person only .

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-16

1448. WILLIAM MARSHALL was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of September , three sacks, value 3s., and twelve bushels of barley, value 30s , the goods of Elias Edwards .

ELIAS EDWARDS . I am a farmer , and live at Harlington . On the 25th of September my barley was locked up in the barn; next day I missed twelve bushels and three sacks.

JOHN LEE . I am a patrol at Harlington; the prisoner lived at Strandswell, which is eight miles from Harlington. Hearing of the robbery, I told Edwards that the prisoner's cart had been seen out. We got a search-warrant and searched the prisoner's house - We found a sack there which Edwards claimed; we went to his loft and found three sacks of barley-the prisoner was there at the time; he said there was nothing there but his own property.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. He never said he found it until after I searched his house; he said he meant to have it cried.

JONATHAN TOMPKINS . I am thrasher to Mr. Edwards. I locked the barn up safe on the 25th of September, next morning I found it open, and three sacks, with all the barley, gone.

GEORGE CARVER . I am a constable. I went with the search-warrant-while they were searching the house I went into the stable, where the prisoner kept his horses, and found his cart there, with the name of " William Marshall , Fish Machine," on it. I saw the prisoner come out and go into the loft, he went to the public-house, and round to the loft, a girl went up to him, and told him they were searching his house; he asked what they were looking for, I said "they will be here in a minute;" I saw three sacks of barley there; the prisoner said there was nothing there but what belonged to him.

Cross-examined. Q. Is it not customary to go out at night to get fish - A. That is not the way to Billingsgate;

the prisoner said there were three sacks, but the other two had been changed. He said he found the barley.

(Sack sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found the barley in the sacks, and emptied it into my own sacks as it was wasting.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-17

1449. JAMES KELLY and JOHN THOMPSON were indicted for feloniously assaulting George Curtis , on the King's highway, on the 14th of October , at the parish of St. John, Wapping, and putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one handkerchief, value 1s., and ten 1l. bank notes , his property.

GEORGE CURTIS. I am a mariner . I have been on board the Newcastle frigate for two years, with the prisoners. On the 14th of October I met them together, in Rosemary-lane, between one and two o'clock in the afternoon; I asked them how they got on-Thompson said they got on very poorly, and they had not broken their fast that day; I took them into a cook-shop in Rosemary-lane, and we had some beef and beer - We had seven or eight pots of porter, and staid there until about half-past six o'clock - We went into the house between two and three o'clock. I walked some way with them before we went in. I told Kelly as it was getting late, I must be going home, he asked where I lived, I told him at the Strong Man, in Lower East Smithfield. Thompson was present. Kelly said he would shew me a short cut to go home - I told him he knew the way better than me. He took me to a place called Cooper's-row , which is a long way from the public-house. They stopped behind talking - I was going forward, it was very dark, Kelly came up to me, put up his fist, and said, "D-n your eyes, let us see what you have got." He knocked me down, put his knee upon my breast, and his hand over my mouth-Thompson was by - I mumbled out, "for God's sake do not use me ill, take what I have got," being afraid of their ill using me. Thompson said he has got some notes about him, feel. He (Thompson) took my notes out of my pocket, with some papers, and a handkerchief - I had more than ten 1l. notes there, I had felt them in my pocket that day, they were all new notes. They ran away as fast as they could. I got up and called out "thieves, murder!" the people opened their doors, and told me to go for a constable-it was near a row of houses. I went to Nathan's, and then went in search of the prisoners, with the officers; we found Thompson about two hours afterwards in Nightingale-lane, with a woman; I told the officer there was Thompson; he seized him, and took him into a house, and found three or four 1l. notes upon him, my papers, and handkerchief - They are new notes. We then went to look for Kelly, and found him about an hour hour afterwards at a public-house, going down to Deptford-the officer found some cash and notes on him. As he was going with the constable, he said, "Is old George here? I would never have done it if Thompson had not encouraged me"-Thompson was not present. I was quite sober. I paid for every thing. I am positive the prisoners are the men.

KELLY. Q. Did we not advise you to give the money to the landlord to take care of - A. No. We had a pint of gin first in the morning; I did not drink any myself; I took a note out to pay for it. I had not counted my money for a week before.

KELLY. Q. Did you not give the money to Thompson to keep while you went into a bad house - A. No.

Court. Q. How did they knock you down - A. Kelly struck me on the head with his fist; my money was taken from me through fear.

NATHANIEL NATHAN. I am a headborough. On the 14th of October, about a quarter after seven o'clock, Curtis was brought to my house, he told me of the robbery. He said he knew the men; that one was a tall Irishman, and the other a stout man-the prisoners answered the description; he said they were his own shipmates. I got Morris and Fair; we went with the prosecutor to different houses, from half-past seven till nine o'clock. We called at several houses which seamen use. In Ratchiff-highway, Curtis said, "Here is the villian, Thompson, that robbed me!" we immediately secured him, and took him into a public-house; we searched him, and found 17s. in silver. and 1s. 2d. in copper in a new black silk handkerchief. Fair found two 1l. notes, and some papers in his bosom, and a silk handkerchief. We locked him up, and went to several houses, till we came to the King's Arms, in New Gravel-lane, where we found two or three men and a woman standing. Curtis said, "This is Kelly;" we secured him, took him into the house, and handcuffed him. He made a violent resistance - He threw three of us down on the floor. We found 1l. 3s. 6d. in silver, and 3d. in copper on him. He said, "George, I will tell you all about it. It was not me that took your money, it was Thompson; for I only received 2l. 10s. for my share." The prosecutor appeared perfectly sober, but rather agitated by the blows he had received; he had a swelling under his eye.

JAMES FAIR. I am an officer of Shadwell. I accompanied Nathan. I searched the prisoner, Thompson, and found two 1l. notes on him. I also examined his shirt, and found three certificates and two handkerchiefs, which the prosecutor claimed. I searched Kelly, and found a 1l. note on him. He made a strong resistance, and said he only received 2l. 10s. for his share of the money.

MICHAEL MORRIS. I am an officer. I was present, and confirm what the witnesses have said.

(Handkerchief and papers sworn to.)

KELLY'S Defence. I met the prosecutor in Ship-alley; he kept shewing his money to the people - We got drunk. He gave Thompson the money to take care of, while he went to a bad house. He was to meet me the next morning.

THOMPSON'S Defence. I say the same.

KELLY. - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 27.

THOMPSON. - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 26.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-18

1450. WILLIAM EDGAR and JOSEPH WEST were indicted for feloniously assaulting George Saunders on the King's highway, on the 13th of October , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, 24 1l. bank notes , his property.

GEORGE SAUNDERS. I am a weaver , and live in Tyson-street, Brick-lane. On the 13th of October, about eleven

oclock at night, I had been drinking a few pints of beer at a public-house from eight o'clock till eleven; I was sober. I saw the prisoners standing at the corner of the Brown Bear public-house, in Moorfields. I had seen Edgar about Bethnal-green before, but never spoke to him. I asked them if they would have any thing to drink? they refused. I never spoke to them before. They said, "Go and get something yourself." I went into the public-house and had a glass of gin. I came out in about ten minutes, they were still there. West asked where I lived? I said, at Bethnal-green; they both said they lived there, and would see me home. They went as far as Brick-lane with me, which is about a mile and a half. When we got to Spicer-street, they both said, "You had better go down here;" I said I would not, I would go down Bethnalgreen; they said it would cut off a corner, and went down. When I got to George-court, which is near my house, they both said, "You have got money about you, and we will have it." I said, "You shall not." I had told them I had 24l. - when I came out of the house I happened to mention it. One of them held me while the other took it out of my pocket - I was nearly on the ground with the hustling; they did not strike me. I called out murder! they ran away. I called out, Stop thief! Edgar was taken in about an hour. I had received the notes of Mr. Ford, of Wood-street, he is my master. I had taken three of them a fortnight before; the others I received three years ago on board a ship, in which I was near eleven years.

Court. Q. You had 21l. in your pocket, which you had received three years ago - A. Yes; 21l. was brought from sea. The person next door to me had been robbed four nights before, and I put the money into my pocket to secure it. I only had the money in my pocket about three hours.

Q. The person had been robbed four nights before, why did you not put them in your pocket then.

Q. Are you married - A. No.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. Q.This is a strange story; the house was broken open four nights before, and on this night you put the money into your pocket for safety - A. Yes.

Q. And then you see two men, whom you never spoken to before, and tell them you had the money about you - A. I knew one of their faces. I was a little fresh, but not drunk.

Q. Was you not drunk yesterday - A. No. I had kept some of the notes three years. I have heard of a reward.

Q. Have you not accused a man with a highway robbery before - A. Never.

Q. About losing your watch - A. I lost a watch. He was taken up, I did not prosecute him.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. Q. Do you remember a person coming to you about it - A. No; I had no conversation about it.

Q. Never! - A. Edgar's father offered me 10l.; I said I would not take it.

Q. Did you not say you would take it, and swear you was drunk, and did not know one from the other - A.Never. I had two or three pints of porter.

Court. Q. How came you to say you had three or four - A. I said so. I had four, or more. When trade was bad, I used to buy clothes and sell them. I was out of work three months, but never parted with my money.

Q. Who paid you the money - A. I know his name.

Q. Name him - A. I cannot.

Q. Who ever saw the money in your possession - A. Mrs. Agnes. I took it out of my pocket to shew her sometime back.

Court. Q. On what occasion did you shew it to Mrs. Agnes - A. I do not know. I took it out of my box to shew her.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-19

1451. WILLIAM RAY was indicted for that he, on the 28th of September , at the parish of Saint Mary Abbot, Kensington, upon Maria Hern , a subject of our Lord the King, feloniously, wilfully, maliciously, and unlawfully did make an assault, and feloniously did strike, stab, and cut her, with intent to disable her .

SECOND COUNT. The same only stating his intent to be to main the said Maria Hern.

THIRD COUNT. The same, only stating his intent to be to do her some grievous bodily harm.

MR. JOSEPH JACOBS. I am a gentleman, and live at Michael's-grove, Brompton. On Sunday, the 28th of September, about eleven o'clock, in the morning, I took my family to church, leaving Maria Hern , the servant , at home. On my return, I found her wounded in both hands, and blood upon her, and about the house. The surgeon attended her for about a fortnight - He is not here-the wounds were not very dangerous; one of the cuts was very bad, and would have been dangerous if it had been deeper.

MARIA HERN. I am servant to Mr. Jacobs. On the 28th of September, the family went to church - I was alone in the house. I was in the bed-room on the second floor, and heard a noise down stairs; I went down to my master's dressing-room on the one pair of stairs, and saw the prisoner stooping at my master's portmanteau. I screamed out "Oh!" and instantly went up to him, and said," You villain, how came you in this house?' - He made no reply. He stood still for a minute or two, then came up to me, and took hold of both my arms - I screamed out murder! and immediately said, "Spare my life, spare my life-what is it you want?" He said, "By G-d, if you make any more alarm I will kill you." He said, if I would stop in that room, and not move, he would spare my life. He swore again that if I moved from the room he would kill me. I told him I would stop in the room if he would spare my life. He went out, leaving me in the room - I found he was locking me in; I went to the door, and pulled it from him with both hands, he pulling it from me. I saw a knife open in his hand when I entered the room, he instantly raised it up, and cut both my hands across with it to make me quit the door. In the scuffle I got past him - He cut me quite across both hands - I lost a great deal of blood from each of them; I was under the surgeon's care about a fortnight. Having received these cuts I got out of the room - I went to the front drawing-room on the same floor, and screamed out "Murder! for God's sake come to my assistance!" Mr. Holliday came out from church

at the time, and seeing me at the window, came in-Mr. Blower also came in, and they secured the prisoner. I saw the knife in the prisoner's hand when I first entered the room - We both had hold of the door.

Q.Could he not have cut you by accident - A. No; I saw his hand directed against me, and felt the cut - He did it designedly.

Prisoner. Q. How near was I to the door when you first saw me - A. At the further end of the room.

MR. JOHN HOLLIDAY . I am a clerk in one of the public offices. On Sunday, the 28th of September, a little before one o'clock, I was passing Mr. Jacobs's house, I was nearly opposite the street - door, and suddenly heard the window on the first floor thrown open, and the last witness call out, "Murder! there is a villain in the house!" I endeavoured to force the street - door, in company with a friend who was with me, but could not. I got over the rails, broke a pane of glass, and pulled the sash-fastening of the window back, opened the sash, and got in. I went towards the stairs-on the landing-place I saw the prisoner without his shoes, and secured him. Mr. Blower came up - I desired the prisoner to put his shoes on. He asked for his hat, which he said he had left up stairs. I took him to Knightsbridge watch-house. In going along, he voluntarily acknowledged that his object was to rob the house. I asked him where the knife was with which he cut the last witness's hands - He said, behind the drawers in the dressing-room - I went back to the house, and found it there-the prosecutrix's hands had been dressed.

MR. WILLIAM BLOWER . I was near the house a little before one o'clock, on the 28th of September, and heard the prosecutrix at the window crying murder! I got over the railing with the last witness; we got in, and saw the prisoner on the landing-place, without shoes or hat - He called for his hat, which he said he had left up stairs. I asked him what he had been doing with the servant? he said he had done nothing to her, and that it was her own fault that her hands were cut - We took him out. I sent for a surgeon. Both her hands were cut, and a great deal of blood were on her apron and on the floor.

MR. HOLLIDAY re-examined. I saw the prosecutrix's hands cut. If I were to judge from the blood, I should conclude that the cuts were very deep-there was a great quantity of blood on her apron and on the floor. The prisoner made no resistance.

Prisoner's Defence. Inhuman barbarity, and the arrogance of pampered expectation has induced the prosecutrix to come forward. I was confused at her finding me there. I allowed her to call out. I said I would kill her if she raised an alarm. I was going away - She changed colour, and seemed determined that I should not go. I begged of her to keep quiet, and keep in the room. I took hold of the key-the knife was open in my hand. She darted at the door, and said she would not be locked in. I seized the key with my left-hand, and held the door with the other hand, in which was the knife - She grasped the key with both hands and cut them with the knife - She got out. I determined to surrender myself. She has sworn falsely - I had no malice against her; I might have escaped if I chose.

MARIA HERN rexamined. Q. You said you saw him with his arm extended, and directed to your hands - A. He did. I was about ten minutes struggling with him.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not say at Bow-street, that you was taking the knife out of my hands - A. I have spoken the truth-the prisoner has spoken falsely.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 36.

Recommended to Mercy.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-20

1452. THOMAS MUNN was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Shephard , about two in the night of the 25th of September , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, four gallons of gin, value 40s., and four gallons of rum, value 60s. , his property.

JOHN SHEPHARD . I keep the Waterman's Arms, at Isleworth . On the 29th of September, I missed five gallons of gin and four gallons of rum out of my cellar-it had been drawn out of the casks between the 24th and 29th.

GEORGE FRITH. I am a labourer. Between the 21st and 27th of September (I think it was the 25th), about five o'clock in the morning, I was going to the river, and saw the prisoner come out of the Waterman's Arms with two pails, which appeared to have water in them - He hung his head down - I knew him before.

Court. Q. Why did you not speak to him - A. I was in a hurry; it was day-light-it was a light-coloured liquor.

JOHN SHEPHARD . My rum was of a deep colour.

Prisoner's Defence. The landlord gave out that he had lost the gin, and the witness said he saw somebody come out one morning-Mr. Gould said he should not work for him till he told who it was; he, at last, said he did not know who it was.

JOHN SHEPHARD . My cellar is locked generally.

Q. Did you not say, before the magistrate, that you had the key in your pocket, and that it must have been taken away by violence - A. I do not know.

GEORGE FRITH re-examined. Did you not tell Hannah Wapshot that you knew nothing about it - A. I said I could not tell her who the man was.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-21

1453. THOMAS WELCH was indicted for feloniously assaulting Eliza Green on the King's highway, on the 28th of September , in the parish of St. Mary Abbot, Kensington, putting her in fear, and taking from her person and against her will, one scarf, value 1l. 10s. , her property.

MISS ELIZA GREEN. I live in Earl's-court Terrace, Kensington. On the 28th of September, about six o'clock in the evening, I was taking a walk in the road near Earl's-court Terrace -the sun was setting. I met the prisoner - never saw him before - He was walking with a hedge stick. He said he must have my money - I said I have none, and begged him to let me go. He said, "I must have your watch; "I told him I had none, and begged be let go. I was alarmed, and tried to pass him;

put himself before me, and forcibly dragged my scarf from my shoulders. I took hold of one end of it, he dragged it from me. I screamed out-he went a short distance, returned, and said he would knock me down with the stick which he had in his hand, if I made any more noise - He ran off with the scarf. I followed him directly, calling out Stop thief! three persons joined in the pursuit, and he was stopped. I lost sight of him for three-quarters of an hour. I am sure he is the man, and knew the scarf to be mine which was found on him.

GEORGE HUGHES . I am a plumber, I met the prisoner running very fast. When he had passed me about fifty yards I heard the alarm and ran after him. In about an hour I found him lying in a very deep trench in a field. I secured him, and accused him of robbing the prosecutrix, he denied it. I asked him if he had not got the shawl? he said he had not - I found it on him; the prosecutrix claimed it.

RICHARD STANHAM. I saw the crowd, and went with Hughes. The prisoner made no resistance - I secured him; he denied having the shawl on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was starving; I went out to beg, and did it.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 43.

Recommended to Mercy.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-22

1454. ROBERT KELLY was indicted for feloniously assaulting Matthew Young , on the King's highway, on the 27th of October , in the parish of St. Clement Danes , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 2l., and one key, value 6d. , his property.

MATTHEW YOUNG . On the 27th of October, about five o'clock in the afternoon, I was at the lower end of Carey-street, near Chancery-lane ; it was dusk. A man with a wooden leg shoved me against the post, and squeezed me very hard; I asked him what he was about? he put me in a flurry. I felt his hand pulling my watch out, and immediately caught hold of him; he handed it over to two young men who were by his side - I had noticed them before. I kept hold of him till the officer came; I held him against the post.

Court. Q. Are you sure he shoved you against the post before the watch was taken from you, or after - A. Before.

THOMAS KIERNEY. I am beadle of the Liberty of the Rolls; which is in Middlesex, not in the City. I was called out of my house in Bell-yard, and went to Carey-street, by the posts. The prosecutor had hold of the prisoner - He told me he was one of the men who had robbed him, I took him in charge. I found nothing on him.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in Carey-street; some drays came by-three or four men rushed against him, and ran away, he turned round, laid hold of me, and charged me with the robbery. The people said I had given the watch to somebody.

MATTHEW YOUNG re-examined. I saw no other man till I lost my watch. I saw the prisoner hand it to them.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not tell the magistrate that the young men pushed you down before you lost your watch - A. No.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 19.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-23

1455. HENRY BENWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , one mare, price 5l.; one saddle, value 2l.; and one set of harness, value 20s. , the property of Robert Evans .

ROBERT EVANS . I lost a horse, but know nothing about it. Thomas Lenton is the only witness who does - He is not here.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-24

1456. GEORGE KENNWELL was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Richard Castle , about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 28th of September , in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields (William Barnard being therein), and stealing therein, one tin box, value 2s.; 23l. 11s. in monies numbered; two foreign silver coins, value 8s.; one 50l., one 5l., one 2l., and four 1l. bank notes , his property.

RICHARD CASTLE . I am a cheesemonger , and live in Broad-court, Long-acre , in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields, the prisoner was my servant , and had lived with me seven weeks. On Sunday, the 28th of September, in the morning, I brought the cash-box down stairs, it contained one 50l., one 5l., one 2l., and four 1l. bank notes, a sovereign, ten guineas, twelve half-guineas, and 40 seven-shilling pieces, in gold; two Spanish dollars, a bill of exchange, and some papers. I went up stairs to clean myself, and took it with me; I put it in the cupboard in my bed-room, which is on the first floor. I told my girl to lock the bed-room door. I went to church. When I returned I saw the prisoner; he asked leave to go out, which I granted. I went out, and returned about half-past ten o'clock; he had not returned. I went up, and found my bed-room door ajar. Next morning, finding he did not return, I became suspicious, examined my cupboard, and missed my cash-box; it was brought to me on the Saturday following, from the Bull and Mouth Inn, inclosed in paper, and directed to me in the prisoner's hand-writing-the contents were gone. The 50l. note was marked"Mrs. Wells, Broad-court," of whom I had received it, in my hand-writing; I received it from her two days before. The prisoner had often seen me put money in the cash-box.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. It was in the cupboard between ten and eleven o'clock.

AMELIA CASTLE . The prosecutor is my uncle. I locked the bed-room door that morning, and put the key on the parlour shelf. When I came home at night I found it open. I left the prisoner, and Barnard, in the house.

WILLIAM BARNARD . I am a friend of Mr. Castle's. I dined with the prisoner, and the other shopman, about one o'clock, as Mr. Castle was out; I did not leave the house till Mr. Castle came home at night, I never went out of the house. The prisoner went out about half-past five o'clock, it was getting dusk.

RICHARD RAMSAY . I am clerk to the Redford Bank, in Nottinghamshire. On Tuesday, the 30th of September, at eleven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came with his

brother to change a 50l. Bank of England note; the prisoner said it was his brother-in-law's, whose name was Taylor. I gave Taylor ten 5l. notes of our bank. Taylor produced the note. I am certain the prisoner is the man who came with him. Taylor said it was his brother-in-law's note; the prisoner was present, and did not contradict it, but said it was his note, and he was going to lend it to Taylor I produce the note.

CHARLES HUMPHREYS. I am a Bow-street officer. I went in pursuit of the prisoner, and traced him to Sheffield, and found him lying under a hedge, without his hat, close by Sheffield Park - I took him into custody. He begged I would not hold him as he went through Sheffield, as he was known. I asked him what he had done with the money? he said he had none about him, but had left part of it at his sister's, in Sheffield. I asked him where she lived, and went there. I found his hat, and gloves, there-it had his name in it. The prisoner said he had sent the cash-box, and its contents, to his master. I told him that was false, as I had traced the 50l. note to the Bank. He said he did it himself, was very sorry for it, no person was concerned with him, and he must suffer.

RICHARD CASTLE . The 50l. note is marked "Mrs. Wells, Broad-court;" it is mine-it was in my possession that morning.

Prisoner's Defence. I am very sorry, and beg for mercy.

GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 18.

Of stealing in a Dwelling-house, but not of breaking and entering .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-25

1457. JAMES JONES was indicted for feloniously having in his possession a forged Bank of England note, knowing it to be forged .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-26

1458. JOSEPH ARMSTRONG was indicted for the like offence .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-27

1459. JOSEPH ARMSTRONG was again indicted for forgery .

MR. REYNOLDS, on the part of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, declined offering any evidence.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-28

1460. JOHN JONES was again indicted for forgery .

No Evidence. NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-29

1461. JOHN PREEDY was indicted for embezzling three 1l. notes, and 11s. in monies numbered , the property of Cyrus Symes and Edward Mitchell .

DANIEL HAZARD . I am a wool-broker, and live in Basinghall-street. On the 2d of June, the prisoner brought six bags of wool from Symes and Co.'s warehouse to me - I knew him to be their servant. I paid him three 1l. notes and 11s. in silver, he gave me a receipt which I produce,

(Receipt read.)

FREDERICK EDGEL. I manage the business of Cyrus Symes and Edward Mitchell , the warehouse is in the Old Bailey. On the 2d of June, the prisoner was their carman; it was his business to receive the money for the parcels which he delivered; he took six bags of wool to Mr. Hazard, but never accounted to me for the money; I settle every night with him - He said it was not paid, and returned a bill to me. I saw Mr. Hazard on the 4th of October, and had the prisoner apprehended.

JAMES SNOW. I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner; he said he was very sorry for it, and did not intend to defrand his masters, but to pay it in time. He said his wife had been ill, which made him in distress.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not mean to embezzle it, but made use of it intending to made it up as quick as possible.

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-30

1462. WILLIAM HASWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of October , in the parish of St. Ann and Agnes, one 10l. bank note, the property of Joseph Andrews , in his dwelling-house .

JOSEPH ANDREWS . I rent a house in Bull-and-Mouth-street, in the parish of St. Ann and Agnes. I am a silver-turner and polisher , the prisoner was my apprentice and slept in my work-shop, at the top of the house. On the 1st of October, I saw my 10l. note safe in the dressing-glass drawer, in the bed-room, which is under the workshop; I missed it on the 7th, I had missed money before, and charged the prisoner with it; I wrote a name on the note, but do not know what name it was.

WILLIAM TAYLOR . I am a constable. I took the prisoner in charge at his master's house, in the parlour; I asked him if he knew any thing about the robbery of the 10l. note, he said he did not; I told him I was well aware that he did - He denied it again; I examined him about it, but said nothing to induce him to confess; he burst into tears, begged forgiveness of his master, and said he would fetch the note; I told him I must go with him-we went up to the work-shop - He opened the trap-door, I got up - He followed and took a piece of paper from between the spars and tiles, which contained a 10l. note; it was wrapped in two papers; his master said it was his. The prisoner cried very much, and begged for mercy.

JOSEPH ANDREWS , re-examined. I am positive it is the same note which was in my drawer.

Prisoner's Defence. Before I confessed, my master said it would be better for me.

JOSEPH ANDREWS , re-examined. I did not say so.

WILLIAM TAYLOR , re-examined. I did not.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 20.

Recommended to Mercy.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-31

1463. ALEXANDER EDMONDS was indicted for feloniously assaulting Alice Timmins on the King's high

way, on the 21st of October , and putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, four shirts, value 1l. 6s.; three pair of stockings, value 6s.; three handkerchiefs, value 10s. 6d.; eight aprons, value 11s.; two waistcoats, value 4s. 6d.; and four pair of shoes, value 4s. , the goods of Thomas Timmins .

ALICE TIMMINS. I am the wife of Thomas Timmins. I am a laundress . On the 21st of October, I was going from Sun-street, home with a bundle; as I went along Sun-street opposite a gateway, I was stopped; I had my arm through the knots of the handkerchief - A person came to my elbow and gave a snatch at my bundle, but did not take it; he then came in front of me and snatched it, another person came and put his hand over my mouth, while the prisoner was taking it, so that I could not call out; he turned the corner, and the other man ran away; it was about half-past seven o'clock; there was a gas-light close to me - They got out of my sight. I am sure the prisoner is the man - I saw his face clearly; I saw him six days after, at Worship-street, and picked him out from several others, immediately.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not see the officer bring me into the room - A. No.

MARY MAVEY. I am servant to Mr. Carey, who lives in Sun-street; I gave the prosecutrix the bundle-it contained the articles stated in the indictment.

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG , JUN. I am an officer of Worship-street; the prosecutrix came to the office about an hour after the robbery, and had a description of the man entered in our book. On the 27th of October, I apprehended the prisoner, in consequence of that description; he denied the charge; the prosecutrix was introduced into the tap-room, and immediately picked him out. She did not see me bring him in.

Prisoner's Defence. I can prove I was at a public-house at the time.

THOMAS BODEL. I am pot-boy at the Weavers Arms, Angel-alley, Bishopsgate-street; the prisoner used our house-he came in at six o'clock that night, as he usually did; it was last Tuesday week; I am certain that was the night - He had a pint of beer, a pipe of tobacco, and a glass of gin and pepper; he had the beer first - He staid there till after nine o'clock.

Q. What makes you sure - A. I am kept to wait in the tap-room - He was ill; my mistress asked him how he came to look so ill.

Q. When was you called upon first about it - A. Saturday morning-his wife enquired about it.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. Q. How do you know what o'clock it was - A. I looked at the clock in the tap-room when he came in; I go out of the room sometimes-my mistress gave him the gin and pepper. Perry was there also - He sat opposite the fire-place; there were seven or eight people in the room. I am positive it was Tuesday night.

ALEXANDER PERRY. I work at Billingsgate. I know the prisoner - last Tuesday week I was at the Weavers Arms, at half-past six o'clock and staid there till nine, the prisoner was there all the time; the prisoner came in a little before seven o'clock.

Court. Q. Are you sure he was not there when you first went in - A. Yes: when he came in, he put his hand to his stomach and said it was bad; he had two-pennyworth of pillicotia made into pills; Bodel went out for it - He had nothing to drink - He swallowed the pills without any liquid. A young man applied to me to be a witness here.

Cross-examined. The prisoner came in about a quarter before seven; there was no clock in the tap-room, by which I could tell the time. I knew the tap-room very well.

Q. Did not the landlady recommend him to have something for his pain - A. Not to my knowledge.

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG , JUN. re-examined. The place where the robbery was committed, is not more than two minutes walk from the Weavers Arms.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-32

1464. HENRY BUCKINGHAM , WILLIAM WELLS and ROBERT SPENCER were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of October , one handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of William Webster , from his person .

WILLIAM WEBSTER . I am a solicitor , and live in Finch-lane, Cornhill. On the 24th of October, about half-past seven o'clock in the evening, I was walking up Fleet-street with a friend, opposite Fetter-lane; the officer came up and asked me if I had lost anything; I immediately missed my handkerchief-it was safe a quarter of an hour before. I had been told that it hung out of my pocket and put it in; the officer told me to follow him - We crossed over - He looked about for two or three minutes, then went up a court; there were three boys dancing and laughing at the end of the court; the prisoners, Wells and Spencer, were two of them; the officer desired me to see that they threw nothing on the ground; he took them into a public-house; I did not see them drop anything, supposing I might not have watched them narrowly enough; I went back to the spot where they had been dancing, and found my handkerchief; I had not left the place more than a minute-there were other boys looking there when I returned - They might have put it there.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. I could not have dropped it. I found the handkerchief in Red Lion-court.

JOHN CARLISLE . I am a night-patrol. On the 24th of October, I was in Fleet-street; I was watching the prisoners, Wells and Buckingham, for a quarter of an hour before, they were going towards Temple-bar and met Spencer by Salisbury-court; they stood talking together for five minutes; Mr. Webster and a gentleman passed on that side of the way going towards Temple-bar; the prisoners, Wells and Buckingham, went after him and beckoned to Spencer - He joined them; Wells went to Mr. Webster's pocket and pulled out the handkerchief about five or six inches - They went on a little farther, and opposite Red Lion-court, Buckingham took it quite out; they all ran across the road together; I informed Mr. Webster, and told him to follow me; I hardly knew which way they turned, but I thought it must be up the court; I went up to the top of Red Lion-court, and found them jostling about; I stopped them and took them to a public-house and found nothing on them; Mr. Webster went out and brought in the handkerchief. I had seen

them that evening before for some time and am sure they are the persons.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BUCKINGHAM - GUILTY . Aged 14.

WELLS- GUILTY . Aged 13.

SPENCER - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-33

1465. MARY ANN SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of October , one quart pot, value 10d.; and two pint pots, value 8d. , the property of Stewart Sutherland .

STEWART SUTHERLAND. I am a publican , and live in Market-street, May-fair. On the 15th of October, the prisoner was brought to me with three of my pots.

JAMES WYATT . I am a publican. On the 15th of October, about nine o'clock in the morning, I was in Down-street, Piccadilly, and met the prisoner; a boy was accusing her of stealing pots; I asked her if she had any of mine - She said she had not; I let her go - A man said she had some under her arm; I followed her to the mews, and saw her throw a pint pot away. I found a funnel and a pint pot on her, and a quart pot in a milk-pan, which she had.

JOHN NEVELL . I saw the prisoner shift the pots from under her arm.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was taking them home.

GUILTY . Aged 10.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-34

1466. JOHN WELCH was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of October , one wooden post, value 5s. , the goods of Joseph Bowmer .

AMBROSE MOSS. I am a watchman. On the 8th of October, about eight o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner coming out of Middle-row-place, Holborn, with the post. I am not certain that it is Joseph Bowmer 's.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-35

1467. GEORGE STEWART was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of October , one coat, value 15s.; one pair of breeches, value 15s.; one jacket, value 5s.; and one handkerchief, value 2s. , the goods of James Selwood .

CATHARINE SELWOOD. I am the wife of James Selwood , we live in Shadwell-market . On the 20th of October, the things were in my drawer; I went into the next room at three o'clock, and missed them; the street - door was left open; I saw the prisoner going up stairs with the things. He did not live there; I stopped him - He left them up stairs.

SARAH PATERSON. I live in the house. I saw the prisoner go up stairs with the clothes - I asked him who he wanted-he made no answer; I called to Mrs. Selwood - He ran down, leaving the clothes behind.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went there for Mrs. Scott, found the clothes on the floor, and took them up stairs.

GUILTY . Aged 56.

Confined Six Monthes , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-36

1468. WILLIAM WELLS was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Peter Hazlehurst , about seven o'clock in the evening of the 1st of October , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one picture-frame, value 1s., his property, and one pelisse, value 1l.; one gown, value 1l.; one spencer, value 2s.; two handkerchiefs, value 1s. 9d.; and one skirt, value 1s. , the goods of Sophia Ann Hazlehurst .

SOPHIA ANN HAZLEHURST. I live with my father, on Back-hill, Hatton-garden . On the 1st of October, about ten minutes before seven o'clock in the evening, Tuck gave me information that thieves were in the house; it was dark. I do not know that the door was shut; I met the prisoner on the stairs, I did not know that he was the thief - I told him to run up stairs; I went down and gave Tuck a light and told him the man was up stairs. I missed the articles stated in the indictment out of my drawers in the parlour - They are worth 2l.4s.; I found them lying on the floor. The prisoner was secured.

SARAH BACON . I am servant to Mr. Hazlehurst. I saw the prisoner in the two pair of stairs room; the street - door might be open. I gave the alarm.

JOHN TUCK. I am a glazier. I saw the prisoner and two others by the house; the prisoner went in and the others stationed themselves at the corner; I could not find an officer and went in myself and told Hazlehurst; the other two ran away. I secured the prisoner in the house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never touched them.

GUILTY. Aged 19.

Of Stealing to the amount of 39s., but not of breaking and entering .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-37

1469. JOHN THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of October , in the parish of St. Mary, Islington, one sheep, price 30s. , the property of William Wilkinson .

SECOND COUNT. That he, on the same day and in the same parish, feloniously and maliciously did kill the said sheep, with a felonious intent to steal the carcase of the said sheep.

THIRD AND FOURTH COUNTS. The same, only stating it to be the property of Augustine Kemp .

WILLIAM WILKINSON. I am a sheep-salesman . On the 13th of October, I delivered seventy-two sheep at Mr. Kemp's field, at Holloway, in Middlesex; ten of them had a ruddled mark across the shoulder and on each hip. I saw them safe on Thursday, the 16th; I heard of one being lost on the 18th.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. I did not count them after the 13th, when they were delivered.

WILLIAM FARREN. I am field-keeper to Mr. Kemp. I saw the seventy-two sheep safe on the 17th, between four and five o'clock in the evening; the next morning at half-past seven I went into the field and missed one of them; I went across three fields and found the inside of a sheep at the corner of a lane; I also found the four legs sawed off in the hedge.

WILLIAM WESTLEY. I am an headborough. On the 18th of October, I stopped the prisoner, about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, coming across a field, which is three small fields from Mr. Kemp's field; he had a basket on his head. I had not heard of the robbery; the basket contained two hind-quarters, one fore-quarter, of a sheep, and the fat; I asked him what he had got there, he said he had found some meat in a ditch; it was hot. I told him I must take him to a magistrate to know what must be done. I took him to Mr. Wicks, and then to Hatton-garden; the sheep-skin was produced there, and matched with the meat, it corresponded; it was compared about two o'clock, it was not cut up in the usual manner-the meat was sawed; the prisoner gave me the key of his lodgings to search them; he said he lived in Back-alley, Cloth-fair; the key which he gave me fitted the door of some premises in White's-alley, Whitecross-street, where I found a saw, two knives, and a smock-frock, quite bloody.

Cross-examined. I do not know that it is the prisoner's lodging; I found 31s. 6d., in silver, and a 1l. note there; I found no knife on the prisoner - the head was in the skin.

Q. Is meat never cut with a saw - A. I do not know.

JOSEPH GOSS. I am a headborough. On the 18th of October, I went to Mr. Kemp's field and found the skin, with the head of a sheep in it, rolled up and put in a water-pipe; I unrolled it, it was warm-the blood had hardly done running from the head; part of the neck was with the head; I looked farther, and just by the place where it was killed I found the lights, covered over with a little hay. I took the skin to the office; the prisoner delivered me a key, and said he lodged in Cloth-fair; I went there with Westley, but could not find his lodgings. I received information, and went to the place where the key unlocked the door, and found the heart and liver of a sheep there.

Cross-examined. Westley was with me. The person who directed me to the place is not here.

WILLIAM THISSELTON. I am an officer of Hatton-garden. After the rooms had been searched and the skin was found, the witnesses said in the presence of the prisoner before the magistrate, that they had been to Cloth-fair and afterwards to White's-alley, Whitecross-street, on the ground-floor, and found a 1l. note and 31s. 6d. in silver, which they produced, and the other things; but they did not know whether they were authorized to break open a box; the magistrate sent me there-the prisoner asked for part of the 31s. found there, and received 5s., for his support, out of it; I went to the rooms, and found a key in a table-drawer that opened a mahogany box, which contained 3l.7s.6d., in silver, and a pocket-book with a 1l. note in it; the prisoner claimed it at his second examination and it was given to him.

WILLIAM WILKINSON. (Looks at the skin), the marks correspond with those on the sheep I lost.

WILLIAM WESTLEY , re-examined. I left the meat at Mr. Kemp's after it had been compared with the skin; it was not out of my custody before it was compared - I was present when it was compared-it corresponded exactly; there was a place on the back where the skin was left on the meat, and the meat fitted that hole.

Prisoner. I leave my case to my Counsel.

GUILTY . - DEATH Aged 20.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-38

1470. SAMUEL WOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of October , twenty-nine yards of hombazett, value 26s., the goods of John Slate , privately in his shop .

JOHN SLATE . I am a haberdasher , and live in Great Russell-street . On the 14th of October, between six and seven o'clock, I was called down from tea by Ann Hay, who was left in charge of the shop, with another person; I found the prisoner in charge with the bombazett, which he had taken from inside the door.

ANN HAY. I am servant to Mr. Slate. On the 14th of October, my master was at tea; I was in the shop with a young woman named Prite; as I entered the shop from the passage. I saw a man make three attempts to enter the door and go back again; I told Prite to stay in the shop; I went out and saw nothing of him; I stepped over the kennel and saw the prisoner come out of the shop - I turned round and collared him and took him in. He tried to get away - A gentleman stopped him; I called my master - I took the stuff from him at the door; the officer took him. Prite was in the shop - She is not here.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I thought I knew the girl in the shop and looked in at the door - I leaned my hand on the pile of goods but never took any.

ANN HAY , re-examined. I took it from him-he said he took it out of a joke.

GUILTY. Aged 45.

Of Stealing only .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-39

1471. WILLIAM WOOD , THOMAS RANDALL , and THOMAS SHIELDS were indicted for stealing, on the 22d of October , one coat, value 18s., the goods of John Grant , privately in his shop .

EDMUND PEPPER. I am a constable. On the 22d of October, I was in Cranbourn-street, about seven o'clock in the evening, and saw the prisoners, Wood and Randall, lurking about, and Shields standing at a window; all three went into Covent-garden together - I followed them into Drury-lane and saw Wood and Randall attempt a shop in Princes-street; they waited about a few minutes, and then went into Holborn to a pawnbroker's shop at the corner of Bloomsbury-steps; Wood went in, and the other two waited at the door; I had not seen the coat - I went into the shop and found him offering it in pledge; I asked him where he got it, he said a boy at the door gave it to him - I called Brothers, who was with me, and gave him in charge; I went out and brought the other two in and took them to Bow-street.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. I had not seen the coat all the way.

HANNAH GRAHAM. I am shopwoman to John Grant, Rider's-court, Craubourn-street; the coat hung outside the door. On the 22d of October, I missed it at six o'clock,

I had seen the coat about ten minutes before-it could be reached from the outside.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BENJAMIN HALL . I am servant to Mr. Parker, pawnbroker, at the corner of Bloomsbury steps. On the 22d of October, between seven and eight o'clock, the prisoner, Wood, offered the coat in pledge for 6s. I declined taking it-the constable came and secured him.

WOOD'S Defence. Two men threw it on my shoulder in Cranbourn-street. I met with the prisoner, and we went to pledge it.

RANDALL'S Defence. I met him with the coat, he asked us to go with him.

SHIELD'S Defence. It is as Randall has said.

WOOD. - GUILTY. Aged 13.

RANDAL. - GUILTY. Aged 16.

SHIELDS. - GUILTY. Aged 16.

Of Stealing, but not privately . Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-40

1472. ELIZA HASLER was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of September , one pencil-case value 1s.6d.; one petticoat, value 3s., the goods of Eliza Pratt ; and seven sheets, value 3l., and one sheet, value 4s., the goods of John Paget , in his dwelling-house .

ELIZA PAGET . I am the wife of John Paget, who lives in Castle-court, Long-acre ; the prisoner lodged with me for a fortnight. I lost my things - I did not suspect her - I turned her away. Mr. Parnell came to me a fortnight after, and we went round to the shops, and found my petticoat at Barrow's.

JAMES BARROW . I am a salesman, and live in Drury-lane. I bought several duplicates of the prisoner, and took them out of pledge. The petticoat was one of them.

NOT GUILTY ,

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-41

1473. THOMAS DALTRY , THOMAS RULE , MOSES MARTIN , MICHAEL HURLEY , and JOSEPH NEWTON were indicted for feloniously assaulting John Thwaites , on the King's highway, on the 13th of October , in the parish of St. Mary Matfelon, alias Whitechapel, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 5l. , his property.

JOHN THWAITES. I am an innkeeper , and live at Holloway. On the 13th of October I was returning from Stepney, through Whitechapel, I was opposite Petticoat-lane, in Whitechapel , at seven o'clock in the evening; I was stopped by five or six persons-one took hold of one arm and another of the other, and a third was behind me; they gave me a quick turn towards Petticoat-lane; another put his knee to my back, to force me forward, and render it easier for them to take my watch; another man came down the lane, and took my watch very gently out of my pocket-it was silver, with a ribbon and key. They all ran away. I saw the watchman immediately after, and he asked me if I had been robbed? - he was about three yards from me. I told him he had seen it, and ought to have gone after them; he said he had not seen it.

Court. Q. Did you know any of the prisoners - A. I had seen Daltry before; it was he that came down the lane, and took my watch out of my pocket.

Q. Are you enabled to speak with certainty to him - A. It was seven o'clock. There was a strong gas-lamp at the corner, I saw him plainly; I saw him at the office three days after the robbery, and pointed him out-the prisoner, Martin, was another of them; he came up the lane after I had been robbed, and asked me if I had been robbed? I told him he knew it. I had seen them standing together before I came up to them, he was one of them.

Q. Did you not take hold of him - A. I was afraid of being ill used, as I had a great deal more property about me; the watchman had gone away before this. I had seen four of them standing together under the lamp before I was robbed. I believe the four other prisoners to be the men who robbed me.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. The watchman was discharged. I never said it was ten o'clock at night, or any other time than seven. It did not last more than two minutes. The watchman went on his beat; he was nearly under the lamp; the robbery was in the middle of the pavement, about four feet from the lamp. The men immediately ran up Whitechapel-the man who took the watch ran up the lane. I saw them again the same evening.

Q. When you saw them afterwards you did not like to go near them - A. No, I walked away. There might only have been five of them.

Q. When did you first see either of them after that night - A. On the 20th, at twelve o'clock. I was sent for-there were seven of them; I picked the five prisoners out from the seven. I am sure they are the men; I knew their faces. I know nothing of a reward.

Q. Do you not know there is 200l. to be paid if the men are convicted - A. I do not. I should be sorry to receive it.

Q. Who laid hold of your right or left arm - A. The prisoner, Hurley, laid hold of my arms. I met the prisoners at the time of the robbery. I described them at the Office that night.

Court. Q. How soon after the robbery did you see them that night - A. When they were going away, they came back to the spot; I was a little higher up; they were moving about, and appeared to be the same party - I was ten yards from them. The robbery was on the north side of Whitechapel.

THOMAS GRIFFITHS. I am a police officer. The day after the robbery I received information, and went the next morning, which was Wednesday, to Black Lion-yard, which is lower down the road than Petticoat-lane, nearer to Mile End. I went there between nine and ten o'clock, and found the prisoner, Daltry, up one pair of stairs; Hurley was also in a room there, both with girls, I took them into custody. I received information, and went in pursuit of Martin, and took him in Trumpet-court, just by Black Lion-yard, about half an hour after.

Court. Q. Was you present when the prosecutor saw the prisoner - A. There were seven of them at the bar together; the prosecutor was brought in. The magistrate asked him if there was any person there who had robbed him? he immediately pointed out Daltry and the four

other prisoners. He said he knew nothing of the other two.

Cross-examined. He pointed out Daltry immediately. He said that he held him and pushed him about. He could not distinguish which was on one side of him, and which was on the other. I had taken them up on another charge. I never saw them before.

Court. Q.Although he could not distinguish which was on one side, and which was on the other, did he separate them from the others - A. He separated the prisoners, and said he knew nothing of the others. I apprehended them from the description I received at the office.

EBENEZER DALTON. I am an officer. I apprehended Rule and Newton, on the 16th of October, at the Black Horse, in George-street, Spitalfields, about eleven o'clock in the morning, by the description which I received at the office.

DALTRY'S Defence. I am innocent. I was at a public-house at the time.

WILLIAM SMITHERS was called to prove this fact, but his evidence referred to the day before the prisoner was taken up, and not to the time of the robbery.

MARTIN'S Defence. I can prove I was at home from six till nine o'clock that night.

HANNAH ROBINSON and JUDAH BENJAMIN were called to prove the alibi. Their evidence also referred to the night before the prisoner was apprehended.

RULE'S Defence. I am innocent.

HURLEY'S Defence. I am innocent.

NEWTON'S Defence. I was at home from half-past seven till eight o'clock.

DALTRY. - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

RULE- NOT GUILTY .

NEWTON. - NOT GUILTY .

MARTIN. - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 19.

HURLEY. - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 21.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-42

1474. ELIZA ROBERTS was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of October , one piece of Irish linen, containing 26 yards, value 30s , the goods of Robert Simpson .

CHARLES CHURCH. I am clerk to Robert Simpson, who is a wholesale linen-draper , and lives in Watling-street. On the 6th of October, about six o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came into the warehouse, and took the piece of linen off the counter; I was at the end of the warehouse - I turned round, followed her, and stopped her with it before she got out. She pleaded distress.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-43

1475. DAVID WARDEN was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of October , one watch, value 30s.; one chain, value 3l.3s.; one seal, value 2l.10s.; one key, value 1l.; and two keys, value 1d., the goods of William Goldsworthy , from his person .

MR. WILLIAM GOLDSWORTHY. I am a rope-maker , and live in Sun-tavern-fields, St. George's in the East. On the 27th of October, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I was coming along Aldgate , at the entrance of Black Horse-yard, the prisoner came against me, as I supposed by accident. - I drew aside for him to pass; at that moment I felt my watch drawn out of my pocket, and said, "You villain, you have robbed me!" Before I could well utter the words he was off. I followed him up Black Horse-yard, and called out, Stop thief! he ran too fast for me. A little before he got to Petticoat-lane he was stopped. I accused him of having my watch - He made some resistance; he was overpowered - He denied having it. A person came up with a light. I found the watch at the very spot where he was stopped. I am certain he is the man.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. I never lost sight of him.

WILLIAM ACKLEY . I am a labourer. I was in a public-house in Black Horse-yard - I heard the alarm, went out and took the prisoner, who was running. The watch was found just by.

EDWARD HANCOCK . I am a beadle. I heard the alarm, went up Black Horse-yard, and found the prisoner in custody. The prosecutor said he had robbed him. He turned round and found the watch about two yards from the prisoner, on the ground. I took him into custody.

ANTHONY HARRISON . I searched the prisoner, and found 26s. on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I ran after the man, and they stopped me.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-44

1476. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of October , one handkerchief, value 2s. 6d., the goods of Henry Cooper , from his person .

HENRY COOPER. I am an agent and lighterman . On the 29th of October, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I was in Thames-street , the carts were in great confusion and a great many people passing; I felt a person pressing against my back, I put my hand to my pocket, as I crossed Botolph-lane, and missed my handkerchief; the prisoner passed me - I told him he had got my handkerchief - He said he had not; a man said he had - He still denied it, and said a boy had got it, who ran up the lane, and if I would go with him to the public-house at the top of the lane, he would find the boy; I collared him and took him there, but found no boy; I took him to the beadle - He sent for a constable and gave him in charge; I felt about him, but could not find it; when he was with the constable, I saw something under his coat at the top by his back, I put my hand up and pulled my handkerchief out.

GEORGE WHITE . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge. Mr. Cooper pulled the handkerchief out from the top of his coat, near his shoulder.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up, but did not like to give it to him.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-45

1477. JOSEPH BONNEY was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of October , one pelisse, value 25s. , the goods of William Bowsher .

WILLIAM BOWSHER. I am a salesman , and live in Beech-street, Barbican . On the 18th of October, I was at my counter and heard something torn down from the door; I immediately ran out and saw the prisoner rolling the pelisse up in his apron-he saw me and threw it into my boy's hands; I followed him to Golden-lane-one of the gang struck me on the forehead-the watchman stopped him. I never lost sight of him.

JOHN FRENCH. I am a watchman. I was calling half-past nine o'clock in Golden-lane, and heard the cry of"Stop thief!" and stopped the prisoner, who was running. The prosecutor came up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It was thrown at me.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-46

1478. JAMES BARTON , WILLIAM CHAPMAN and JOHN SMITH were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of October , one handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of a certain person unknown, from his person .

WILLIAM MARCHANT. I am an officer. On the 11th of October, between one and two o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the three prisoners coming down Newgate-street ; they noticed several gentlemens' pockets as they passed; I followed them into Cheapside, they crossed and went down the right hand of St. Paul's Church-yard; they came back again and crossed to the same spot where I first saw them in Cheapside; they followed very close after a gentleman - I saw Chapman take the handkerchief out of the gentleman's pocket - I laid hold of him and Barton, I pushed them down an entry and fell on them; I took them to a house, searched them, and found the handkerchief upon Chapman; I handcuffed them and brought them out. I had not got many yards before I heard a voice say, "who are you looking at? have you never seen two men before;" I turned round and saw Smith, and took him. I could not find the gentleman-the handkerchief was marked, C.P.

CHAPMAN'S Defence. It is my handkerchief.

WILLIAM MARCHANT, re-examined. The magistrate asked him if there was any mark on it-he said none.

BARTON - GUILTY . Aged 21.

CHAPMAN - GUILTY . Aged 21.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 21.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-47

1479. RICHARD CROOKS and CLEMENT BART-LETT were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of October , one handkerchief, value 7s., the goods of William Dickinson , from his person .

MR. WILLIAM DICKINSON. I am a surgeon . On the 8th of October, about eight o'clock in the evening, I was going down Ludgate-hill , with my sister, the officer touched my shoulder, and said my pocket was picked, I immediately missed my handkerchief, and described it to him. I went into St. Paul's Church-yard with him, he pointed out the two prisoners, and said they were the men, I seized one and he the other, and we took them into a house, and searched them - They denied having it - We found it on Crooks. I gave them in charge.

JOHN CARLISLE. I am an officer. On the 8th of October I was coming down Fleet-street, from Temple-bar, and observed the prisoners following several gentlemen, and feeling their pockets; they went as far as Fleet-market, returned again nearly as far as Chancery-lane, and then went down Fleet-street again; I missed them just by Fleet-market for half an hour; I watched about Ludgate-hill, and saw them behind the prosecutor, who was with a lady, just by St. Paul's Church-yard, Bartlett lifted his pocket up, went a little farther, and pulled the handkerchlef about five inches out, just by Ludgate church, Crooks took it quite out and ran across the way. I told the prosecutor, and desired him to return with me to look for them-they had gone towards St. Pauls. We came up with them in St. Paul's Church-yard, laid hold of them, and took them into a public-house, searched them, and found the handkerchief at the back part of Crooks' breeches. The prosecutor described it before he saw it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CROOKS' Defence. I picked it up on Holborn-hill; it slipped out of my pocket into my breeches.

BARTLETT'S Defence. I know nothing of the other prisoner.

CROOKS - GUILTY . Aged 22.

BARTLETT - GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-48

1480. WILLIAM KEYTON was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of October , one coat, value 3l.; one pair of pantaloons, value 10s.; three waistcoats, value 30s.; one pair of gloves, value 2s.; seven handkerchiefs, value 1l.; one broach, value 1l.; one pair of stockings, value 1s. 6d., and one sheet, value 12s., the goods of Thomas Shiber , in the dwelling-house of George Banks .

THOMAS SHIBER. I work at Mr. Banks's, who is a sugar-baker, and lives in Castle-street, Upper Thames-street . On the 18th of October, about twelve o'clock in the day, I heard an alarm, and found the prisoner in charge with the property, which he had taken from a bedroom up two pair of stairs, where we sleep. The prisoner had no business there - He took them out of a trunk.

CHRISTOPHER SEAMAN . I am servant to Mr. Banks. I was in the warehouse, and saw the prisoner in the yard, the people told me to stop him, which I did - He was running about the yard - I brought him back, and gave him in charge. I do not know what parish the house is in. He had some clothes and a waistcoat when the officer took him-the rest of the things were in two bundles, which he dropped in the yard.

GEORGE READ. I am an officer. On the 18th of October, about twelve o'clock, Mr. Banks sent for me; I found the prisoner in the yard with a large bundle, tied up. I found two shirts, two waistcoats, and a coat on his body, and several things between his shirt and his skin; and a great many things stuffed in his trowsers. When I took the prisoner, he said he committed the robbery to get some

money to take him to his own country. I believe it is not Mr. Banks's dwelling-house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY. Aged 26.

Of Stealing, but not in a Dwelling-house .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-49

1481. WILLIAM KEYTON was (again) indicted for stealing, on the 18th of October , two coats, value 5l.; five shirts, value 20s.; five pair of pantaloons, value 2l.; five waistcoats, value 20s.; ten handkerchiefs, value 1l.; three pair of stockings, value 5s.; two pair of gloves, value 2s., and one pair of shoes, value 5s., the goods of John Horman , in the dwelling-house of George Banks .

CHRISTOPHER SEAMAN. I stopped the prisoner, with these clothes, at the sugar-house - He had them in a bundle.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 26.

Of Stealing, but not in a Dwelling-house .

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-50

1482. JOHN KINGSTON was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of October , 9lbs. of arrow-root, value 5s. , the goods of Thomas Wilson , William Minshull , Thomas Ashmore , Thomas Hodgkinson , and John Hodgkinson .

SAMUEL SMITH. I was standing in a cart in King's Arms-yard, and saw the prisoner get up the steps of Messrs. Wilson and Co.'s warehouse, take the parcel out, and put it under his arm - He ran up Snowhill; I told the carman, who followed him. I am sure the prisoner is the man-it was between five and six o'clock. I saw him again the next day before the magistrate.

RICHARD HOLMES . I am a carman. On the 29th of October, I was at Messrs. Wilson and Co.'s warehouse, the last witness called out that a man had stolen a parcel - I was leading my horses - I turned round and saw the prisoner running, with the parcel under his arm; I pursued after him, another man stopped him, I came up - He gave me the parcel, saying, "if this is yours, take it." I gave him in charge.

JOHN MONKMAN. I am servant to Thomas Wilson , William Minshull, Thomas Ashmore, and Thomas and John Hodgkinson , the arrow-root is their property.

GUILTY . Aged 43.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-51

1483. WILLIAM BUSHILL was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of September , one basket, value 1s., and one bushel of damsons, value 13s. , the goods of Charles Phillips .

CHARLES PHILLIPS . I am a fruit-salesman , in Fleet-market . On the 27th of September, between five and six o'clock in the evening, I put six bushels of damsons by for a customer, and sent my son to tell him they were ready; while he was gone I missed one bushel, he brought the prisoner back with it.

SAMUEL HISLOP. I went to the customer, as I returned I met the prisoner with the damsons on his shoulder, and asked him where he got them? he said from above; I said, from Phillips's, he said, yes; I took him back. He said they were for Mr. Johnston, who was at the other end of the market.

(Basket sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A gentleman offered me three-pence to carry them to a cart.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-52

1484. CHARLES BAYLEY and JOHN GATER were indicted for stealing, on the 23d of October , one counterpane, value 4s., and one round frock, value 3s. , the goods of Thomas Reeves .

HANNAH REEVES . I am the wife of Thomas Reeves, who is a labourer , and lives at Wilsden . On the 23d of October, about twelve o'clock, I missed the things, they hung out to dry in the back yard; in about ten minutes the prisoner, and the things, were brought back to me.

JOHN FIELD. I was in a public-house when Mrs. Reeves gave the alarm, I went out and took Gater about three hundred yards from her house.

JOSEPH RICKETS. I am a labourer, and live at Wilsden. I heard the alarm, and ran after the prisoners, who were running. I secured Bayley-Gater ran under an archway. I told Bayley to come and show me where the things were - He shewed me the counterpane concealed in a wood, about two hundred yards off, tied up in his handkerchief - He said it was his handkerchief - He said he meant to sell it.

WILLIAM DENYARD . I am a labourer. I was in the wood, and saw Gater drop the round frock, and run under the archway. I picked it up, and Field took him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BAYLEY - GUILTY . Aged 18.

GATER - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-53

1485. THOMAS BENNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of September, one portmantean, value 10s. , the goods of George Bengough .

JOHN HORTON. I am shopman to George Bengough, who is a trunk-maker , in Piccadilly . On the 29th of September, about a quarter before nine o'clock in the morning, the trunk was taken from the window, I had put it there only five minutes before; the prisoner was taken at the top of Rupert-street with it on his shoulder.

CATHERINE DREW. I am servant to Mr. Wood, who lives opposite to Mr. Bengough's. I was at the window, and saw the prisoner take the portmanteau, and put it on his shoulder. I am sure he is the man.

SAMUEL LACK. I heard the alarm, and took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months , and Publicly Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-54

1486. THOMAS DALTRY and THOMAS RULE were(again) indicted for feloniously assaulting William Davis , on the King's highway, on the 14th of October , at St. Mary Matfelon, alias Whitechapel, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, part of a watch chain, value 10s.; one gold seal, value 20s., and one watch key, value 4s. , his property.

WILLIAM DAVIS. I am a dealer in wines and spirits , and live in Greenfield-street, Whitechapel. On Tuesday the 14th of October, about a quarter before nine o'clock at night, I was passing by White Lion-court, Whitechapel , I was seized by the arms, and held down by the prisoner, Daltry, while another, who, I believe, to be the prisoner, Rule, made a snatch at my watch, he broke the gold chain, and got part of it, with a gold seal and key, and ran away. I immediately went and gave information at the office, the next day the officers had taken five men out of that passage and the neighbourhood; I went to look at them, and immediately fixed on Daltry. On the Monday following the prisoner, Rule, was taken; I immediately picked him out from seven others - He was not there the first time.

Q. How long were they with you - A. Not a minute; I saw them for about six yards as they came up - They met me-there was a strong gas light from a butcher's shop, which shone very bright on them. I described Daltry immediately; and the next morning I described Rule, I was more collected in my mind then; I had a better opportunity of observing Daltry than the other - I positively swear to him, but I hesitate about Rule.

DALTRY. Q. Are you sure I am the man - A. I am.

THOMAS GRIFFITHS. I am an officer of Lambeth-street. I took Daltry in Black Lion-yard, in a house, up two pair of stairs, with a girl. I took him from the description that I received of him at the office. As soon as the prosecutor came into the office he pointed him out from five others-it was on the Monday.

EBENEZER DALTON. I am an officer. I took Rule into custody, on Thursday the 16th of October, at the Black Horse, George-street, Spitalfields. I was present on the Monday, when the prosecutor pointed him out.

ROBERT COOMBES . I am an officer. I was with Griffiths when he took Daltry.

DALTRY'S Defence. I am certainly innocent of this.

RULE'S Defence. I am innocent.

DALTRY - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 22.

RULE- NOT GUILTY . - (See No. 1473.)

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-55

1487. JAMES GREEN was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Smith , about eight o'clock in the night of the 27th of October , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one telescope, value 25s. , his property,

JOHN SMITH. I am a ship-chandler , and live at Wapping . On the 27th of October, about half-past seven o'clock at night, I saw my telescope in the window, leaning against the glass, which had been cracked for sometime, but was mended with putty-if the glass was broken a hand could reach it out. I afterwards found the pane of glass broken, and the telescope gone; I saw it again next morning at Mr. Law's.

THOMAS HEMSLEY . I am servant to Mr. Smith. On the 27th of October I was out, I returned about half-past eight o'clock, and missed the telescope-the glass was broken-there was no person in the shop during the time I was out.

JOHN LAW . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Shadwell. On the 28th of October, the prisoner offered the telescope in pledge; I had received notice that it was stolen, and stopped him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It was given to me to pledge.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-56

1488. SARAH GRACE was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of September , one broach, value 18l.; one pair of sheets, value 1l.10s.; one pair of boots, value 5s.; two pair of pillow-cases, value 2s.; three books, value 3s.; and one towel, value 2s., the goods of Edward Parr , in his dwelling-house .

SARAH PARR . I am the wife of Edward Parr , and live in Great Chapel-street, Oxford-street , the prisoner lived servant with me for fifteen months, and left me in May; while she was with me I missed the articles stated in the indictment, at different times; the broach is a diamond broach, and cost my husband eighteen guineas at a sale. I did not suspect her; I received information after she had left me, and had her apprehended about three weeks since.

THOMAS VINCENT. I am servant to Mr. Leighton, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Wardour-street; I have a pair of sheets, which were pledged with me in August, by a woman who gave the name of Ann Grace , Great Chapel-street.

FRANCIS MURRAY. I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner in Warren-street, Tottenham-court-road. She opened her boxes, I found three books in them which the prosecutor claimed.

SARAH PARR re-examined. My husband is a private broker.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I was married at St. Thomas's church, in the Borough; we have no warehouse.

Q. Do you let your house out by the week or month - A. Men and women come there when they please, and go out in the morning.

Court. Q. In short it is a common brothel.

Q. When did your husband come out of prison - A. Last December; he was confined for keeping another house of ill-fame.

Q. Did you not beg of the prisoner to stop, when she left you - A. No. I bought the books at a circulating library; they were not used in the lodging-rooms - I have seen the prisoner reading them.

Q. On your oath, are the books your's - A. I have the fellows of them at home.

Q. Did you not treat the prisoner more like a friend than a servant - A. She might read the books.

Court. Q. Why did you buy the books - A. For my husband to read in prison.

Q. The prisoner's name is written in them, and the date, which is before she left you - A. John Grace came to see her while she lived with me.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-57

1489. JAMES OLIVER was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of October , in the dwelling-house of Samuel Saunders , one 5l. bank note, and one 2l. bank note , his property.

SAMUEL SAUNDERS. I am a brass manufacturer , and live in Steward-street ; the prisoner was my apprentice . On the 18th of October, in the morning, I missed a 5l. and a 2l. note out of my pocket-book, which was locked in a drawer in my parlour; I had put them there on the 14th, with the other notes which was left; I sent for Turner, and called the prisoner down in the evening and told Turner to search him; there were no notes found on him; he tried to get out of the room - I called him back, and while we were counting 19s. 6d., which was found on him, Frischi said he was swallowing the notes - I seized him, and Turner laid hold of his throat and forced a key out of his mouth, which opened the drawer; it is a common lock-he said he found the key in the passage.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. One key fits all my drawers. There was other money in the drawer.

WILLIAM TURNER. I am an officer. I was searching the prisoner, and found 19s. 6d. on him; while I was counting it, Frischi said he was swallowing the notes - I turned round and saw something in his throat, I laid hold of it, forced the key up and took it out of his mouth; I told him to open the drawer with it, which he did.

Cross-examined. I had not finished searching him.

ELIZA FRISCHI. I am housekeeper to the prosecutor. On the 18th of October, the prisoner was being searched, while they were counting the money, he turned from them and put his hand to his mouth; I saw something like paper between his teeth, and told them-it was white; it might not be paper. They took a key out of his mouth-the key was a dull colour.

Prisoner's Defence. I picked the key up.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-58

1490. ROBERT SALLOW PELL was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of September , in the parish of St. John, Hackney; one watch, value 5l.; one chain, value 2l.; two seals, value 2l.; and one key, value 10s., the goods of Charles Merryless , in his dwelling-house .

CHARLES MERRYLEES . I am servant to Matthias Gardner, who is a baker, and lives at Hackney . On the 18th of September, I went out to serve the customers at half-past twelve o'clock, and left my watch hanging between two posts, in the ceiling, in the bakehouse. It had a chain, two seals, and a key to it, all gold-any person could reach it; I returned at half-past one o'clock and missed it; I was in the habit of hanging it there for a year or more. The prisoner came to see my master some months before this-he was in the bakehouse at that time. My watch and appendages were worth ten guineas.

WILLIAM MERRYLEES. I am the son of the last witness, and live at Mr. Gardner's. On the 18th of September, between twelve and one o'clock, the prisoner was in the bakehouse - He said he came to see my master; before my master came home, he told me he saw a rat by the stairs, and wanted me to go and catch it - I said I would not. In about five minutes after he asked me if I was not going with the bakings, I told him I did not know whose they were - He said I could see by the book, I told him I was not going out until my master came home; my master came in and I went out, leaving the prisoner in the bakehouse with him. When I returned, I met the prisoner on the bakehouse steps, as I passed him, I said, "What are you going;" he made no answer - I went down and missed. the watch; I am certain that it was there when I went out. I went after the prisoner, but could not find him-my father came in soon afterwards.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not show me the book where the bakings were entered - A. No, it laid on the board.

MATTHIAS GARDNER . I am master of the house-it is in the parish of St. John, Hackney; the prosecutor used to hang the watch in the bakehouse. I came in at one o'clock and found the prisoner there - I knew him before; he said he came to Hackney on business, and should remain with me until three o'clock, as he had to call for some money at that hour. I sent the last witness out-the watch was then safe; the prisoner said it was five minutes after one by the watch, which made me send the boy out; I staid in the bakehouse - A person came for a dish and wanted change; I went to the shop steps to give change, while I was doing so, the prisoner followed me up; as soon as the boy came in, he gave the alarm-the prisoner had gone out; I followed him - He ran very hard, and got out of my sight - I lost him. The watch was there when I came in; the prisoner could have taken it while I went to the steps; he had been in my shop and bakehouse once before.

JOHN BROWN. I am a constable. I went in pursuit of the prisoner to the Mercers' Arms, at Shadwell, and found him there about five o'clock. He denied the charge.

Prisoner's Defence. When I left the shop, I left several persons there-there were twelve, or more, came in for their meat; it began to rain which made me run. I did not take it.

MATTHIAS GARDNER, re-examined. Nobody was in the bakehouse but the prisoner and the woman who came for change - She followed me up the steps. The prisoner was the last person that came out.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 31.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-59

1491. CHARLES ROOM was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of October , one gown, value 10s.; two tablecloths, value 10s.; three frocks, value 10s.; three handkerchiefs, value 5s.; one pair of boots, value 5s.; six pair of stockings, value 6s.; one shirt, value 3s.; and one pet

ticoat, value 1s., the goods of Edward Willmore , in his dwelling-house .

ANN WILLMORE. I am the wife of Edward Willmore, who is a milkman , we live at Islington ; the prisoner being in distress, we gave him leave to sleep at our house; between three and four o'clock in the afternoon of the 6th of October, my husband and me went out, leaving the prisoner in care of the children-the youngest is only seventeen months old, and the eldest eleven years old; we returned at twelve o'clock, found the prisoner gone and missed the articles stated in the indictment, and all the things scattered about the room; he had slept at our house for several nights before this; he never returned. On 15th of October, I found the handkerchiefs at a pawnbroker's in Brick-lane.

JOHN CROSS. I am shopman to Mr. Richards, who lives in Brick-lane. On the 14th of October, two waistcoats and a silk handkerchief were pledged with us, by the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found them and pledged them.

GUILTY. Aged 25.

Of Stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-60

1492. HENRY CLARK was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Daniel Coales , about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 8th of October ,(he and others of his family being therein), and stealing therein, three coats, value 3l.; one pair of stockings, value 3s.; two waistcoats, value 5s.; three shirts, value 3s.; eleven gowns, value 3l.; one pelisse, value 10s.; three shawls, value 1l.; two handkerchiefs, value 3s.; two frocks, value 5s.; and eight silver spoons, value 3l.6s. , his property.

JANE COALES. I am the wife of Daniel Coales, who is a smith , and rents a house in Baldwin's-gardens, in the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn . On the 8th of October, about half-past three o'clock in the afternoon, I was in the parlour behind the shop-the street - door is kept open; I thought I heard somebody fall on the bed-room floor, which is up stairs; the key of the bed-room hung in the parlour. In about ten minutes after I heard somebody come down stairs - I opened the parlour-door and saw the back of a man going out - I immediately ran out, and saw the prisoner, two doors off, with two large bundles; I ran up to the bed-room and found it unlocked, apparently with a key, and one of my drawers, which had been locked before, was open and quite empty; I ran out and saw the prisoner in the middle of Gray's-Inn-square with the bundles, and secured him immediately; they contained the articles stated in the indictment. My husband was out at the time-the things are worth more than 6l.

MARY BLUNT. I am the prosecutor's servant. I locked the bed-room door five minutes before - I hung the key in the parlour. My master was out.

DANIEL COALES. I was out at the time.

JOHN PRICE . I am the beadle of St. Andrew's. I was in Gray's-Inn-square about four o'clock, and saw Mrs. Coales running after the prisoner - She took the bundle from him; I secured him - He ran away, a porter stopped him - I took him again. I found he had the prosecutor's coat on, under his own; I found eight spoons, a chissel, and six picklock keys on him, one of which opened the door.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I leave myself to the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 45.

Of Stealing in the Dwelling-house, but not of breaking and entering .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-61

1493. JOHN JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of October , at the parish of St. Clement Dane, one silver tankard, value 5l.; one coat, value 10s.; one hat, value 5s.; and one pair of gloves, value 6d., the goods of Henry Bacon Hall , in his dwelling-house .

MR. HENRY BACON HALL. I rent a house in the parish of St. Clement Danes . On the 14th of October, about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, my servant brought me a note, directed to Mr. Hall, Howard-street, and said the person was waiting for an answer; suspecting something, I came down stairs and found nobody there; I missed my great coat, and silver a tankard, which was worth 5l., and my coat, 2l. I had seen them safe at half-past eleven o'clock, the night before; I have not seen them since. I gave information at the Police offices.

SARAH DICK . I am Mr. Hall's servant. At half-past seven o'clock in the morning, the bell rang - I opened the door and found the prisoner there; I never saw him before. I saw him at Bow-street on the Monday following, and knew him immediately, and pointed him out from another man. When I opened the door, he asked me if Mr. Hall was at home, I said he was; he told me to give him a letter, as the gentleman was going out of town; I took the letter up, leaving the prisoner on the mat in the passage, and the door shut. When I came down, I found it still shut and the prisoner gone; I missed the tankard, which I had seen at eleven o'clock the night before.

HANNAH FORD . I am also Mr. Hall's servant. I heard the bell ring-Dick went to the door; I was in the parlour-the tankard was then in the parlour; I went out of the parlour through the passage, leaving the tankard in the parlour, before she came down; I did not see any man in the passage - I went into the kitchen for some wood, returned immediately, and missed the tankard.

JEREMIAH MAIDMENT . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody on the Sunday following, with another man. I found nothing on him.

SARAH DICK , re-examined. Q.You never saw the prisoner before - A. No; I was not up stairs more than five minutes-it was broad daylight; I looked at him three times(looks at him); I have not the least doubt of his being the man, nor ever had. I saw him at Bow-street, six days after.

Prisoner's Defence. I was never near the house.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 22.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-62

1494. WILLIAM PATTISON was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of our

Lord the King , about eight o'clock in the night of the 17th of October , at the parish of St. Margaret, Westminster, with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one watch, value 2l. , the property of John Hemsley .

JOHN HEMSLEY. I am a corporal in the First Regiment of the Life Guards . I have a room in Hyde-park Barracks, which is in the parish of St. Margaret, Westminster . On the 17th of October, about seven o'clock in the evening, I went into the city, leaving my watch hanging up in my bed-room; I locked the door and gave the key to my sister, who was nursing my wife in the next room; I saw it safe there at that time-it was quite dark. I came home at twelve o'clock and missed it. On the 25th of October, one of the corporals came to me - I got the prisoner apprehended.

JOHN COLLIER . I am a patrol. On the 25th of October, I took the prisoner into custody at the Nag's Head, at Knightsbridge; he is a pot-boy there-it is close to the Barracks. I told him he had got Hemsley's watch - I neither threatened or promised him; he denied it, and began crying; I was going to search him - He took the watch out of his pocket and gave it to me. When he was at the office, he said he had been persuaded to do it by somebody.

ALICE HEMSLEY . I am the prosecutor's sister - He gave me the key; in about five minutes after, I went into his bedroom; I waited there about a quarter of an hour and then went back again - I locked the door and left the key in the door, in about twenty minutes after I returned to the room and found it locked, as I had left it - I do not know whether the watch was there then; at eight o'clock, the prisoner brought the beer into the room.

WILLIAM MULFORD . I am pot-boy at the King's Head, it is not the house where the prisoner lived. On Saturday morning the 25th of October, about half-past eight o'clock, I met the prisoner - He asked me where I was going - I said I was going down the lane - He said he would go with me; he pulled a watch out of his pocket to see what time it was - I told him it was wrong - He said he did not pull it out above once a month; I opened and regulated it for him; I asked him where he got it? he said he bought it, and laughed; I said, "Yes you have bought it;" he said, "No; it was one that he had boned;" I asked him what he meant by boning? he said it was one that he took out of one of the rooms where he served beer, and that he took it from the room before you come to the Quarter-master's. I knew the prosecutor lived in that room.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going up the barrack-stairs, a man asked me for a pint of beer, and told me to hold the watch while he went to get the halfpence; I staid there twenty minutes - He never returned; nobody ever enquired for the watch. The next morning, I met Mulford; he asked me to let him pledge it and he would have half of the money. About an hour after, the constable took me.

WILLIAM MULFORD, re-examined. I never offered to pledge it. I am certain that he said he took it out of the room before you come to the Quarter-master's.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 17.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-63

1495. THOMAS RYLAND was indicted for embezzling 12 main cocks, value 2l. 10s. , from the City of London Gas Light and Coke Company .

JAMES DEBAUFER . I am in partnership with William Lawton , we supply the Gas Light Company with cocks, and live in King-street, Snow-hill. On the 25th of September, the prisoner delivered me an order for twelve main cocks for them, which I delivered to him. He used to come for these things for the Company-they are 3s. 6d. each.

Cross-examined by MR. BOLLAND. I have seen the cocks since; they are the same which I delivered for the Company.

JAMES HABGOOD BUTLER. I am clerk to the Gas Light Company. I gave the prisoner the order, and wrote it myself.

Cross-examined. He did not deliver me the bill of them.

Court. Q. Did he ever tell you he had received them-A. No.

ROBERT PERKS. I am a brazier, and live in Long-lane. On the 6th of October the prisoner offered me a dozen main cocks for sale, at 2s. 6d. each. I gave him 2s. 6d. on account, and told him to call again at night. I informed the Gas Light Company, and Drinkwater waited at my house for the prisoner - He came between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, and asked if I would keep them? I told him I would, and paid him the difference. As he was going away the officer took him.

WILLIAM DRINKWATER . I waited at Perks's house, and apprehended the prisoner as he was going out. I told him to come with me, and took the money from him. I told him I took him for selling the cocks - He said nothing. As we went along he said it was a terrible thing for him; he was in liquor, and it was his first offence - He was not in liquor. He said he was driven to it through distress.

JOHN PORKNELL. I am employed by the Company. The prisoner requested me to intercede for him, as it was his first offence.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. It is my first offence.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Recommended to Mercy.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-64

1496. GEORGE RICHARD PAYNE was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of October , 14 ounces of tea, value 4s. , the goods of the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies .

The witnesses not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-65

1497. SARAH JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of October , 1lb. of ginger, value 1s. 3d., and 3lbs. of pearl-ash, value 2s. 6d. , the goods of William Hooper .

WILLIAM HOOPER . I am a dry-salter , and live in Duncourt, Coleman-street, the prisoner was in my employ. On the 20th of October, I observed her look very bulky, and asked her what was in her pockets? she was confused, and made no reply. I told her I must search

her. She immediately pulled out 11/2lb. of ginger tied up in paper; I then said, "Now let us have the stocking," upon which she stooped, and brought from under her waist a worsted stocking, which contained 3lbs. of pearlash. I gave her in charge.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-66

1498. WILLIAM BUONAPARTE ORGER was in dicted for stealing, on the 9th of September , 17s. in monies numbered, and 20 bank notes, amounting to the certain sum of 628l. , the property of Charles Kidgwell .

CHARLES KIDGWELL . I am book-keeper to the salesmen at Smithfield, and live in West Smithfield; the prisoner was my clerk - He had lived a fortnight with me. On the 9th of September I gave him a parcel, containing 628l. 17s. in bank notes, country notes, and about 5l. in gold, about three o'clock in the afternoon, to pay into Sir James Esdaile's, on account of the Harborough Bank, in Leicestershire. He returned about half-past four o'clock. I asked him if every thing was right in the City? he said, Yes, I gave him leave to go to dinner - He never returned. He had given me no intimation of his leaving me. On the 20th I saw him in custody. I asked him how he came to deprive me of my property? he said he supposed he was mad at the moment. I have not recovered any of it.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. You entrusted him with it-Yes.

ALEXANDER ROSS. I live at Plymouth. On the 22d of September I was at a coffee-house at Paris; the prisoner was there with a friend, who said the prisoner had lost 550l. - the prisoner heard him. I asked him if the police could not get the money for him? he said he did not know the numbers of the notes. I came to London, gave information, and described the prisoner.

WILLIAM ATWELL. I am a watch-maker, and live at Holloway. On the 20th of October the prisoner surrendered himself up to me, at Chatham - I had heard of the robbery. I told him he was charged with robbing Mr. Kidgwell - He said he had the money. I brought him to town.

Cross-examined. He said he had been robbed of 550l. at Paris.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-67

1499. JOHN COLLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of October , one handkerchief, value 1s, the property of a certain person unknown, from his person .

JOSEPH STONE. I am a constable. On the 8th of October I was at the Common Hall, in Guildhall , and saw the prisoner attempt a gentleman's pocket. I watched him, and saw him draw a handkerchief from a gentleman's pocket, and immediately collared him-the handkerchief was by his side. I told the gentleman, but he would not appear before the magistrate.

Court. Then it is not the property of a person unknown.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-68

1500. SOLOMON SOLOMONS was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of October , four brushes, value 3s. , the goods of Thomas Coe .

THOMAS COE. I keep a chandler's-shop in Half-moon-alley, Bishopsgate . On the 23d of October the brushes hung at my door.

JOHN HARDING . I am a constable. I was coming down Half-moon-alley, and saw the prisoner, and another; man together. One said to the other, "Who shall go?"-the prisoner went into the passage, the other staid behind. The prisoner came out with the brushes under his coat. I stopped him, and took them from him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-69

1501. WILLIAM THOMAS , WILLIAM HAMILTON , and WILLIAM JACKLIN were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of September , 1253 yards of gingham, value 70l., and 500 yards of silk, value 130l. , the goods of William Creswell .

MR. WILLIAM CRESWELL . I have an umbrella-manufactory , in Bucklersbury . On the 27th of September, at nine o'clock at night, I secured my premises. At half-past eight o'clock on Monday morning I went to the house and missed the property. The premises had been opened by false keys.

WILLIAM TURNER . I am waterman at the coach-stand in Cheapside. On Sunday morning, the 28th of September, between four and five o'clock, the prisoner, Thomas, drew his coach to the stand, between King-street and Bucklersbury; in about half an hour, the prisoner, Hamilton, came up and spoke to him. As he went away, I heard one of them say, "All is right." I went to get some liquor at the corner of Budge-row, and saw Hamilton walking down Walbrook; he stopped at Mr. Alderman Atkin's door, and scraped his shoes. As I returned, I saw him walking round the back of the Mansion-house - He was within twelve yards of the prosecutor's door. About half-past six o'clock he came up to the stand to Thomas again - He drew his coach up to the pavement.

Q. Before this, had you made any application to Thomas - A. Yes; I told him I had a job for him - He said, he believed he had one already, and I had better take the coach behind him. When Hamilton came up I opened the coach door, he came from Bucklersbury. Thomas said he was the man who spoke to him - He got in; Thomas was going to drive down Bucklersbury-Hamilton put his head out and said, "I told you to go down Pancras-lane"-that would lead them to Bucklersbury. I afterwards saw the coach in Charlotte-row; the glass was up-there appeared to be two men in it, and something like a bag.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-70

1502. JAMES CHARRINGTON was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of September , in the parish of St. Botolph Without, Aldgate, 84 yards of lace, value 16l., the goods of Thomas Edward Death , in his dwelling-house .

THOMAS EDWARD DEATH. I am a haberdasher , and rent a house in the parish of St. Botolph Without, Aldgate .

GEORGE BOOTH. I am shopman to Mr. Death. On the 29th of September, about nine o'clock at night, the prisoner came into the shop, with another man, who went to the right-hand counter, the prisoner to the left. The other man asked for some shoe-ribbon-the prisoner asked for nothing, but stood at the counter; there were nine cards of lace on that counter - I was at the other end of the shop; I moved them all into the window, they were still within the prisoner's reach-the gas was lighted - I was going out for a candle. The other man had got his ribbon; the prisoner asked him if he did not want some white? he said, "Yes, I will look at some." The young woman brought the drawer to him. I went out to buy some candles, but seeing the prisoner shift nearer to the counter, I stopped outside in the street, at the corner of the window, to watch him. I had not been there a minute before I saw him take the whole of the nine cards, and put them under his great-coat, which hung on his arm. I immediately ran over to the watch-house, and got a constable. As the constable came out of the watch-house door, the prisoner and his companion came out of the shop - I pointed them out; he secured the prisoner, his companion immediately ran away-the prisoner took the lace. I saw it fall from him immediately as they collared him.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. My suspicions were excited by seeing him shift towards the window. I am certain the prisoner took the lace - He was never out of my sight; the watch-house is immediately opposite. I could see the shop all the while. I picked up some of the lace.

JOHN FORRESTER. I am a constable. Booth came to me - We ran out immediately from the watch-house, saw the prisoner, and collared him. Some person said he was the man. I found nothing on him. I picked up a piece of lace about half a yard from him. Only Love and myself were near him-Hargrave came after.

TOBIAS LOVE . I went with Forrester. The prisoner and another man came out of the shop at the same time - I seized the prisoner. There was some lace scattered about the pavement; no other person was passing-it could not have fallen from any other person. I found 11l.4s. on him.

Cross-examined. The prisoner came out first. I believe the other man had not left the shop when I first saw the lace-my attention was directed to the prisoner.

WILLIAM HARGRAVE. I am a constable. I came up, and picked up six pieces of lace. Booth found the others - I produce them.

THOMAS EDWARD DEATH . They are mine, and are worth 16l.

Prisoner's Defence. I met a friend, and got intoxicated. He asked me to go to the shop. I knew no more about it until I found myself at the watch-house.

JOHN FORRESTER . He appeared to be in liquor.

GEORGE BOOTH. I went to the watch-house with him - He did not appear to be the least in liquor.

TOBIAS LOVE. He did not appear to be in liquor - He seemed insensible as to his situation.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 39.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-71

1503. PETER GREEN was indicted for embezzlement

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-72

1504. WILLIAM GOUGH was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of October , one 3s. bank token , the property of Richard Taylor .

RICHARD TAYLOR. I am a linen-draper , and live in Piccadilly, the prisoner was my servant . I had lost money, and on the 16th of October, after business was over, I marked 40s., and put 20s. into the till, which I usually did, for change for the next day-there were several 3s. pieces among it. In the morning, between eleven and twelve o'clock, Hawkes gave me information. I got Dennis, the constable, and told him to search all my men, which he did, and produced a 3s. token to me which was one that I had marked. I asked the prisoner if that was found on him? he said it was.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. The tills were open to all the men. The prisoner told the officer that he took it out, and put three shillings in.

ROBERT HAWKES . I am foreman to Mr. Taylor. On the 17th of October, about seven o'clock in the morning I examined the tills, and found 20s. in each, all marked. I went to breakfast, leaving the prisoner in the shop alone-there had been no customers that morning. The other man returned to the shop after me. I came up at half-past eight, and missed a 3s. piece from one of the tills-there were only 17s. there. When the constable came he searched us; he found a marked 3s. piece on the prisoner.

Cross-examined. There is no animosity between me and the prisoner.

DANIEL DENNIS. I am a constable. I searched the men, and found a 3s. piece on the prisoner, which was marked; he had 21s.6d. on him.

RICHARD TAYLOR . It is mine, and that which I marked.

Prisoner's Defence. A person came in for some flannel; I put two 1s.6d. pieces in the till, and took a 3s. piece out to give change.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-73

1505. CHARLES WILLIAM WATTS and WILLIAM MARTIN were indicted for that they, about in the night of the 28th of September , being in the dwelling-house of John Allford , did steal therein, two pillow-cases, value 1s., five prints, value 3s.; two sheets, value 12s.; and one waistcoat, value 5s., his property-and afterwards, about the same hour of the same night, burglariously did break the said dwelling-house to get out of the same .

SECOND COUNT. The same, only stating them to have been in a lodging-room.

ELIZA ALLFORD. I am the wife of John Allford , we live in Featherstone-street, Clty-road , and let lodgings. On the 27th of September, between five and six o'clock in

the evening, the prisoners came to our house, asked if we did not let lodgings, and desired to look at them. I said, I did not like to shew them at night, but they might see them in the morning. Between twelve and one o'clock next day, Watts came, and I shewed them to him; he said they would do very well, and asked if they could come in that evening? We came down to my husband-the prisoner, Watts, said they were carpenters, and had got a job for four months, in the Curtain-road.

Court. Q. Was the lodging to be taken for the two - A. Yes, it was a joint taking. My husband said he was very particular who he let them to, and asked for a reference - He referred him to George-walk, Vauxhall. My husband said it was Saturday, and he could not go there that day. Watts said, he was going there on Sunday, and they could walk together. He said he would bring a chest of tools in, which would satisfy us for more than a week's rent-my husband agreed to take them in. They came between eleven and twelve o'clock that night, I let them in - They had each a bundle; I gave them a light - They were to pay 5s. a week-my husband was not at home; the windows were all shut. About eight o'clock the next morning, my child was coming from over the way, saw the windows were open, and the curtains blowing about-my husband went up.

JOHN ALLFORD. I am the husband of the last witness. I saw the prisoner, Watts about the lodgings; he referred me to Vauxhall; we were to go there the next morning together - I agreed to let them. I came home about twelve o'clock, and fastened the door. The next morning I received information, went up stairs, and tapped at the door; no answer was made. I went in, found the window open, the prisoners gone, and the articles stated in the indictment - They never returned. I saw Martin at the watch-house at one o'clock that day. About three weeks after, Watts was taken.

GEORGE WILD . I am a watchman in Baltic-street, in the parish of St. Sepulchre. On the 28th of September, about one o'clock in the morning, I heard the cry of Stop thief! about 150 yards from the prosecutor's house, and stopped the prisoner, Martin, who was running; he had two sheets and a bed curtain, round his body, under his clothes.

JOHN USTONSON. When Wild brought Martin into the watch-house, I found two pillow-cases in his hat, and two pictures in his pocket.

WILLIAM TURNER . I am an officer. I received information, and went to a house in Water-lane, Fleet-street, to inquire for Watts, his sister was there, and denied him. I took a child off a turn-up bedstead in the room, and found him under it. I asked him why he went there? he said, he understood there was a warrant against him for bastardy. I found nothing upon him.

THOMAS VANN. I am a constable; I was with Turner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MARTIN'S Defence. The other man said the things were his.

WATTS - GUILTY. Aged 24.

MARTIN - GUILTY. Aged 28.

On the Second Count only .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-74

1506. CATHARINE SHACKLEFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of October , in the dwelling-house of Samuel Duncan , one shirt, value 10s.; four half-handkerchiefs, value 3s.; one cap, value 2s.; one petticoat, value 3s.; one chain, value 2l.10s.; two rings, value 5s.; one tea-spoon, value 2s.; one pair of sugar-tongs, value 10s.; three books, value 1s., and two 1l. bank notes, his property; one pair of stockings, value 5s., and two shifts, value 2s. , the property of Eliza Duncan .

SAMUEL DUNCAN. I am a schoolmaster , and live at Palace-street, Pimlico ; the prisoner was the servant of a family who occupied part of my house.

MARY ANN DUNCAN. I am the wife of the last witness; while the prisoner was in the house I missed the articles stated in the indictment, at different times.

JAMES BLY. I am an officer. I and Gillmore executed a warrant at Kemp's house, where I found the prisoner, and searched her; I found a pocket-book on her, which contained the seal, and twelve duplicates relating to the property. I sent to Mr. Woollet's and got the gold chain.

JOHN HARRIS . I am shopman to Mr. Woollet. On the 26th of August I took a ring in pledge of the prisoner, and the chain, on which I lent 10s.; she said they were her property.

JAMES BARTON. I am apprentice to Mr. Morrit, pawnbroker, who lives in York-street, Westminster; I have a shift, a book, and a spoon, which the prisoner pledged with me on the 11th of October,

JOHN WILLIAMS. I am a pawnbroker. On the 27th of October I took a table-cloth in pledge of the prisoner.

JAMES GILLMORE. I was with Bly; I found a shift, three handkerchiefs, and three books, in the room.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 38.

Of Stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-75

1507. SAMUEL HYLAND was indicted for stealing on the 25th of October , one coat, value 1l.1s., and one tippet, value 7s.6d., the goods of Thomas Lee , privately in his shop .

THOMAS THOMPSON . I am an officer. On the 25th of October, about eight o'clock in the evening, I was in Fleet-street, and saw the prisoner, with two others, and followed them up the Strand, as I knew them before; they crossed over into Holywell-street , up to the shop called the Indian Queen - They walked backwards and forwards-the prisoner went to the door, reached the coat, and threw it at his companion, who ran away - I followed, but he escaped with it. I returned and saw the prisoner loitering about the shop, I secured him, the other man ran away. I am sure the prisoner is the man.

SARAH TURNER. I am servant to Thomas Lee , who keeps the Indian Queen. I missed the coat and tippet, which hung at the door.

GUILTY. Aged 22.

Of Stealing, but not privately .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-76

1508. FRANCISCO EMANUEL was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of October , one tea-kettle, value 10s., the goods of Thomas Joyce , privately in his shop .

THOMAS JOYCE. I am a tinman , and live in Whitechapel . On the 17th of October, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was stooping to a drawer behind my counter, a person beckoned me out, and pointed the prisoner out to me - I took him about fifty yards off, with the kettle under his coat; the person said he saw him take it. I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 46.

Of Stealing, but not privately .

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-77

1509. JAMES JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of October , 126 yards of canvas, value 3l., the goods of Ralph Brown , in his dwelling-house .

RALPH BROWN. I am a linen-draper , and live at Islington . On the 14th of October Revel gave the alarm, I went out, and took the prisoner with the canvas, which stood outside the shop.

ANN REVEL. I was passing by about four o'clock, and saw the prisoner take up the canvas, and put it on his shoulder. I told Mr. Brown.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 21.

Of Stealing, but not in a Dwelling-house .

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-78

1510. JOHN BAPTISTE was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of October , one petticoat, value 5s.; two handkerchiefs, value 3s., and one frock, value 2s. , the goods of Robert Thompson .

ELIZA THOMPSON . I am the wife of Robert Thompson , we live in St. George's in the East . On the 1st of October, between three and four o'clock in the morning, I had occasion to get up, I looked into the yard, and missed a counterpane out of the yard; I saw a hand taking the stockings, and gave the alarm. I found a pair of shoes in the yard.

MARTIN BRUMEGES. I am a watchman. On the 1st of October I heard the alarm, between three and four o'clock in the morning, and found the prisoner in a shed, hanging by his hands and feet to the rafters, and took him into custody; I found the frock and petticoat under his waistcoat; he was without shoes, and claimed those which we found in the yard.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the things for 2s.3d.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-79

1511. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of October , one pair of trowsers, value 4s., the goods of Thomas Scott ; one jacket, value 15s.; one pair of pantaloons, value 3s.; one hat, value 8s. ; the goods of Edward Scott .

THOMAS SCOTT . I belong to a vessel, called the John, which laid in the London Docks . On the 2d of October, about twelve o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came on board, begging - He went into the forecastle, where the chests are kept; about an hour after he left, we missed our clothes.

JOHN POWIS . I am an officer. On the 24th of October, I was sent for on board the John, and the prisoner was given into my charge - He had an handkerchief on his neck which Scott claimed.

EDWARD SCOTT . I was on board the vessel-the prisoner came on board, begging, several times, but never after we missed the things; on the 24th we saw him and secured him.

(Handkerchief sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-80

1512. GEORGE WRIGHT and JOHN RICHARDSON were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of September , ten tin canisters, value 10s.; and 118lbs. of lead, value 17s., the property of George Kiallmark ; the said lead being fixed to a certain building ; and MARY ROWLEY was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, knowing them to have been feloniously stolen .

JOHN MILLER. I am a watchman of St. Lukes's. On Sunday morning, the 28th of September, about three o'clock, I was going my rounds and found the back-door of the house at the corner of French-alley, Goswell-street , broken open; about half an hour before that, I had seen the prisoners, Richardson and Wright, coming out of the passage which leads out of French-alley into Hatfield-street, going towards the house; Wright went into the prisoner, Rowley's, house; Richardson waited about five minutes in the alley, and then came out and went down Goswell-street; I went round another way and met him - He turned back again and went into Hatfield-street; I took no more notice of him until three o'clock, when I found the house broken open, I went in and found fifty-six feet of the leaden water-pipe taken away-it was an empty house; I went to the watch-house, Johnston, Ustonson, and myself went to the prisoner, Rowley's, house-this was between three and four o'clock on the Sunday morning; the outer door was open and the inner door shut - She keeps a chandler's shop; the shutters were up. I knocked at the shop-door, they would not admit us - We forced the door open - I waited outside.

JOHN USTONSON . I am a constable. On the 28th of September, about three o'clock in the morning, I went to the house at the corner of French-alley, and found the water-pipe gone, and the water flowing about the cellar; I went to Rowley's house - They would not let us in; the watchman and I got down through the cellar-window, and found part of the pipe in the middle of the cellar, and the rest at the back; it measured fifty-six feet, and corresponded within one foot, with the place where it had been taken from-it was rolled up. I could not see the full extent of it. While I was in the cellar, I saw the prisoner, Richardson, go across the yard - I got out of the front window and went into the shop, after forcing the door, and found a good fire in the shop; I went into the yard and found Richardson in custody - He was dressed; I found eight tin canisters in the yard, and returned to

the shop and found the prisoner, Rowley, in the shop, in her shift, and the prisoner, Wright, in a room adjoining, in her hed, with his clothes on-his shoes were muddy; I found two tin canisters in the shop, covered over with a sack, under the counter, and seven lids of the canisters near a chair by the fire; there was a great deal of water in the pipe. We took them into custody-the next morning I went to the premises and found the lock had been forced; I found another canister-lid and a crow-bar at Rowley's house, which fitted the marks made in the door.

JOHN GARNER. I was with them at the house-the witnesses have spoken correctly.

WILLIAM GEORGE LYLE . I am an agent to George Kiallmark , who is the owner of the house; the pipe and canisters were safe two days before the robbery.

JOHN MILLER , re-examined. The door was safe at half-past two o'clock-it is forty or fifty yards from the prisoner, Rowley's, house; it might have only been put to; if the pipe was cut before they could have had time to take it away.

HENRY MAY . I am a bricklayer, and live in the prisoner, Rowley's, second floor. On the 27th of September, about twelve o'clock at night, I was looking out of the back staircase window-there is no glass in it; I saw Richardson come out of the passage, by French-alley, with a load under his arm - He turned into Rowley's house; in a minute after I saw the other prisoner following him with another load - They appeared very heavy; I went down to the front door, and saw them go through the shop to the back-door, and throw their loads into the cellar - They do not sleep in the house; Richardson lodges at No.3, in the same street.

JOHN EVANS. I lived in Keallmark's house as a tenant, about four months ago, I left the canisters there and the pipe in the cellar.

WRIGHT'S Defence. I know nothing of it.

ROWLEY'S Defence. I know nothing of it - I was in bed. I let my house out.

WRIGHT - GUILTY . Aged 20.

RICHARDSON - GUILTY . Aged 45.

ROWLEY - GUILTY . Aged 54.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18171029-81

1513. JOSEPH ALLEN was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edward Bunn , about eight o'clock in the night of the 30th of September , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one pair of shoes, value 10s. , his property.

EDWARD BUNN . I am a shoemaker , and live at Bow. On the 30th of September, about eight o'clock, I was in my parlour, behind the shop; I heard the shop-door open, which, I believe, I had fastened, I went into the shop, found the door open and the shoes gone; I suspected the prisoner, went in pursuit of him, and overtook him, about three quarters of a mile from the house; I had seen him in my shop before that day; I collared him-another man was with him who ran away. I found the shoes concealed under his coat-in the scuffle, he threw the shoes into a garden, a person picked them up. I do not know what parish my house is in.

WILLIAM BLAND . I heard the alarm. I picked the shoes up in the garden.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 17.

Of Stealing only .

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18171029-82

1514. SAMUEL JACOBS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th October , from the person of George Nowland , one pocket-book, value 6d.; one half-crown, four sixpences, 1l.10s., and two 5l. bank notes , his property.

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

JOHN ORCHARD. I am a baker, and live in Little Eastcheap. On the 11th of October, about eight o'clock at night, I picked up two 5l. and one 10l. bank notes in Philpot-lane, and told the patrol of it.

JOHN TILLET. I was going down Fenchurch-street and heard the alarm, and saw the mob following the prisoner, who was running before them. I stopped him.

THOMAS MEAKIN. I am a patrol. I heard the alarm; Orchard told me he had found the notes. Mr. Nowland is not here - He was at the watch-house.

Court. If the person is known, he ought to be here; the Second Count does not apply to the case-nobody knows what was lost, or what belongs to Nowland.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-83

1515. JOHN SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of October , one bag, value 1s.; and 100lbs. of ginger, value 1l.3s. , the goods of Robert Bolton .

MR. ROBERT BOLTON . I am a wholesale spice-dealer , and live in Little Eastcheap. On the 3d of October, about eleven o'clock in the morning, I was going to my warehouse and saw my servant running after the prisoner. He was secured.

JOHN SCOTT . I am warehouseman to Mr. Bolton. On the 3d of October, I was at the end of the warehouse and saw the prisoner, and another man, pass the window; the prisoner returned, seized the bag of ginger, and drew it out of the warehouse; I followed and saw him standing ready to receive it on his shoulder-when he saw me he let the bag go and walked away; I looked for assistance-the prisoner and his companion had got as far as Pudding-lane. I gave the alarm-Mr. Bolton came up - We secured the prisoner; he denied it. I am positive he is the man - He was never out of my sight.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. The door was open-the bag was full eight feet from the door.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was only walking by.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-84

1516. SAMUEL POWELL and WILLIAM STAN-DALAND , alias STORR , were indicted; that at the time of committing the offences hereinafter mentioned, Robert Copeland Peas, Richard Dunn, and Henry Peas, were,

and are still carrying on the business of bankers, at Malton, in the county of York; and that the prisoners on the 17th of September , unlawfully did engrave upon a certain plate, part of a promissory note for the payment of 1l., purporting to be a promissory note of the said banking company, without an authority, in writing, for that purpose .

SECOND COUNT. The same, only for unlawfully causing and procuring the said plate to be engraved, without such authority.

THIRD COUNT. For unlawfully using the said plate, without such authority.

FOURTH COUNT. That they unlawfully and knowingly, had the said plate in their possession, without such authority.

TWO OTHER COUNTS. Charging them with engraving the said plate, and unlawfully having it in their possession, setting forth the inscription, without such authority.

BENJAMIN DEBURSON . I am a copper-plate-printer, in the employ of Mr. Newberry, whose office is in Stonecutter-street, Fleet-market; I lodge there. About the 10th of September, I was at the Key, in Fleet-market, and saw the prisoner, Powell, there; I never saw him before; he had an engraving tool on the table, I took it up - He asked me if I understood engraving - I told him I understood a little of it-but I was a printer; he said he had frequently little jobs of printing to do; I told him if he would bring them to Stonecutter-street, my master would do them for nothing, by way of giving him engraving for printing, if his engraving would suit; he asked me if I could not print on my own account - I told him I did not wish to act clandestinely, and wished him to bring them to Mr. Newberry's; he did not say what he wanted printed. On the 14th, I saw him there again-nothing particular passed. On the 17th, about half-past ten or eleven o'clock at night - I was in bed at Stonecutter-street - it was Wednesday night, there was a ring at the bell; I went down and found Powell at the door, he said he had got a job - He came in, produced paper, and a plate, and said he wanted to get them done the first thing in the morning; the paper was for me to print the notes - He said he wanted 150 of them by the morning. I took the paper and plate out of his hands, I looked at it, and said it was Malton Bank; he said he wanted to send them by the Mail in the evening, and asked me what time he should call for them in the morning, as he must have them by nine o'clock - I told him to make it nearer ten o'clock, as I could not get them done before; he said it would be a satisfaction to him if I wetted the paper before he went - I did so.

Q. Did he wish you to do it without your master's knowledge - A. Yes; he asked me if I could not do it myself; I said I would not act clandestinely, and that it would be to his advantage to let Mr. Newberry know; the next day I took the plate to my master and told him of it; an officer was placed in the office. I went on with the job-Powell came while I was at work - I had done about 112 of them; he took some up, and said they would do very well, I told him I had done 112, he told me to make haste, as he had them to dry and send by the Mail; I printed about five more and the officer came in, took him, and the notes and plate from me, I went with the officer to the Maze in the Borough, to the Sun and Hat-block, and saw the prisoner, Storr, there.

DANIEL TURNER. I am an officer. I was called to Mr. Newbery's on the 18th of September-Powell came in, looked at the notes, and said they would do. I took him into custody, and asked him who gave him any order to get the notes printed? he said he had an order from the agent of the Bank to get them printed. I asked him where the agent lived? he said at the Sun and Hat-block, in the Maze, and I had better go with him, as I should find him at home now. I took him before the magistrate. White and I went with him to the Maze. When we got there we received information. I went to the back-room; Hawkins and Reeve went in first, and began to search the prisoner, Storr, who was there. They asked him if he knew Powell? he said he did not, at first; he afterwards said he did knew him, as he had seen him the night before in Petticoat-lane. A pocket-book was found, with nine or ten notes in it. I have the plate which I took from the printing-press, and the notes.

RICHARD REEVE. I am an officer. I went with Turner and White, to the Maze, and saw Storr there. I searched a trunk which was on the table, and found four guineas and six 1l. notes, all on different banks. One of them was on the Malton Bank-this was in a separate pocket from the others. I found some tracing-paper in the principal book. The notes are all genuine, and not payable in town.

THOMAS WHITE. I was with the officers, and took Storr into custody. I went with Powell-Powell said, "These men are come about the notes." Storr said that he knew nothing about them. I told him I must search him. I found a genuine Doncaster note in one of his pockets, and a Sheffield one. Hawkins found a bag in the trunk, which contained 4l. or 5l. in silver. He said he was with Storr in Petticoat-lane the night before - We went to Guildhall. Powell said he could bring a witness, who was present in Storr's room when he cut the plate. I told him that would serve him materially.

PETER COWPEN. I live at the Sun and Hat-block, in the Maze. The prisoner, Storr, came to lodge with me in the name of William Henry, only - He lodged six or seven weeks with me, and went by that name. He always wore a brown coat, except for about a fortnight, when he went into the country, and returned in about three weeks, he then dressed like a sailor. I have seen Powell go to his room several times, both before and after he went intothe country.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. His wife came with him. He always went by the name of William Henry .

ANN HUMBERS. I live in Amelia-street, in the Maze. The prisoner, Storr, came to lodge with me by the name of Ellis; he lodged with me five days, and answered to that name. Powell came twice to him in the course of these five days, and asked for Ellis.

JOHN HAWKINS . I am an officer. I went with the officers. They have spoken correctly.

MR. SAMUEL NEWBERY. I am a copper-plate printer, and have been so for seven years. Engravers use tracing-paper to get fac-similies. The tracing-paper produced has been used to engrave a plate-it has been traced from a genuine note; the words One Pound correspond exactly

On another part of the paper, there are the words Richard Dunn and Peas, which appear to have been traced from a genuine note.

Cross-examined. He might engrave from the genuine note, but it would destroy it.

MR. ASHLEY. I am an engraver, and live in Lombard-street - I engrave the plates for the Malton Bank. I never gave the prisoners authority to engrave the plates - I never saw them before. Tracing-paper is used in engraving. It is very evident that the tracing has been done from the genuine note. I cannot say whether the engraving on the plate is done from the tracing-paper, or not.

MR. RICHARD DUNN. I am in partnership with Richard Copeland Peas and Henry Peas , we keep the Malton Bank. We never authorized the prisoners to engrave for us. I know the prisoner, Standaland, I have seen him at Driffin, about twenty miles from York-shire - I live there. He used to keep his father's stables, who is a horse-dealer. Mr. Ashley is our only engraver.

POWELL'S Defence. I am an engraver, and live in the Kent-road. Standalin came to me, and ordered the plate, and said he wanted some printed as soon as possible.

POWELL - GUILTY . Aged 30.

STANDALAND - GUILTY . Aged 29.

On the Four last Counts, and not on the two first.

Confined Two Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-85

1517. CECILIA FITZPATRICK was indicted for unlawfully uttering a counterfeit sixpence as and for a good one, she knowing it to be counterfeit; and at the same time having in her possession another counterfeited sixpence, knowing that also to be counterfeit .

JOHN EVANS. I am a grocer, and live at Aldgate. The prisoner came into my shop on the 10th of October , about two o'clock, and asked for half an ounce of tea. I said I did not make less than an ounce, which came to 6d.; she paid me 6d. for it, which I immediately found was bad. She asked for half a pound of sugar and gave me another bad 6d. I detained her, and charged her with passing had money. I asked her for the money she had in her hand, which she gave me. I sent for an officer. She pulled her apron off, and threw it from her - I gave it to the officer.

JOHN FORRESTER, JUN. I am an officer. On the 10th of October I was fetched to Mr. Evans's, and took the prisoner into custody. My father examined her apron.

JOHN FORRESTER . I am an officer. I examined her apron, and found three shillings and two sixpences, tied up in the corner of it. She had 1l.3s.6d., about her.

MR. CALEB EDWARD POWELL . I am assistant to the Solicitor of the Mint. The sixpences are both had, and of the same die-the three shillings and other two sixpences are also counterfeit.

Prisoner's Defence. I met a woman, who gave me her apron and two sixpences, and sent me for the things.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined One Year , and find Sureties for Two Years

longer.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-86

1518. JAMES EVANS was indicted for perjury .

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-87

1519. RICHARD WHITEHEAD was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of October , one bridle, value 2s.6d. , the goods of Joseph Powell .

ALEXANDER FRAZIER. I am a watchman. I was going my rounds in Oxford-street , about five o'clock in the morning of the 8th of October, and found Joseph Powell's outer-gate open - I went in, and saw the prisoner drawing the bridle through one of the air-holes, out of the stable. I asked him what brought him there? he made no answer, but dropped it, and said he was going out with Mr. Chapman's mare, and the master of the stable gave him leave to be there - I secured him; the master said he did not.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never touched it.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-88

1520. WILLIAM MACKAY was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of October , one shawl, value 10s., the goods of Hannah Burn , from her person .

HANNAH BURN. On the 6th of October, about ten o'clock at night, I was going along York-street, by Middlesex Hospital , and heard some person behind me - I turned round, and a man took the shawl off my back. I saw a man running with it; I called out, and followed him across Foley-street into Ogle-street - he was stopped by the watchman, in Marybone-street.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. I lost sight of him.

THOMAS SUTTON . I was shutting my master's shop up, I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner running - He fell down in Marybone-street, opposite to our shop, and dropped the shawl.

Cross-examined. I saw him drop it in the middle of the road.

WILLIAM SEYMOUR . I am a watchman. I was calling ten o'clock, heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner running in the middle of the road - He fell down, and dropped something; I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-89

1521. SARAH TROUP was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of October , at the parish of St. Clement Danes, in the dwelling-house of Thomas Parkinson , one shift, value 1s.; one half-handkerchief, value 1s.; one pair of earrings, value 1s; one 20l. and one 1l. bank note , the property of David Wickham ; and SARAH (the wife of William) TROUP was indicted for feloniously receiving, on the same day, the said goods, she well knowing them to have been feloniously stolen .

SARAH WICKHAM . I am the wife of David Wickham , who is a butcher , and lives at No.16, Clare-street, in the parish of St. Clement Danes ; we rent the first-floor in Thomas Parkinson's house - He lives in the lower part, and lets us the first-floor - He keeps a hardware-shop. The

prisoner, Sarah Troup, jun., was my servant, she had lived six months with me - She lived with me till the 3d of October; on that day I lost a 20l. note and a 1l. note, which I kept in my looking-glass drawer, which was always kept locked. I also lost a shift, a pair of ear-rings, and a handkerchief - I have found my wearing apparel. I went to the lodgings of Sarah Troup, sen., at No. 8, Gilbert-street, with Langfield, and found a 1l. note, which I had given change for on the 3d of October.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Troup, jun. slept at her father and mother's room, and occasionally worked with them, in Gilbert-street - they have only one room. Her mother never was in my place, that I know of. Sarah Troup , jun. came in the day and went home at night.

JOHN LANGFIELD. I am a constable. On the 6th of October I went with Mr. Wickham and his wife to the lodgings of Sarah Troup, sen., in Gilbert-street. The prosecutrix charged Troup, jun. with stealing a 20l. note out of her looking-glass drawer. I asked her if she knew any thing about it? she said, No. I searched William Troup, the husband, and found nothing on him. While I was searching him, Troup, sen. threw something into the fire-Wickham said the 20l. note was thrown into the fire - I immediately went to the fire, and took out a piece of brown paper, which contained a key; the looking-glass was brought to the room - I tried the key to the drawer, it opened it. I searched Troup, sen., and found a 1l. note and 9s.6d on her - I found two sixpences on Troup, jun. I searched the apartments-on a shelf I found a tea-caddy. Troup, jun. said there was nothing in it, and I had no occasion to take it down. I took it down, and found a 1l. note and a pair of ear-rings in it; the prosecutrix claimed them, and the 1l. note also. I turned down a bureau bedstead, and found a shift and two pair of stockings, which the prosecutrix also claimed.

Cross-examined. There were two beds in the room.

Q. Do you not know that the bureau bedstead belonged to the younger prisoner - A. I do not know - She claimed the tea-caddy. William Troup , the owner of the room, was present all the time, and said he was innocent of every thing that occurred. The mother was taken into custody the next morning - She did not attempt to escape.

WILLIAM BOND. I am an officer of Bow-street. On Tuesday, October the 7th, I went to Troup, sen.'s house with a search-warrant, and found the husband in the room drunk. I received information, and went towards Tothillfields, and met the prisoner, Troup, sen. I took her to a public-house, and found 25s., in silver, on her, 5s. in halfpence, and a half-handkerchief in her pocket, which the prosecutrix claimed.

CHARLES HERBERT GILLHAM . I am a publican, and live at the corner of Wych-street. On Sunday morning, October the 5th, the elder prisoner came to me, and asked me to do her a favour, which was to change a note. I was going to do it; she said, "three fives, and the rest in ones." When I heard it was to that amount, I told her I had not got change. I never saw the note.

JOHN WILLIAMS. I am a butcher, and live in Clare-market. I went to Troup's lodgings with the prosecutrix and Langfield; they have spoken correctly - I was present.

SARAH WICKHAM . I can swear to the 1l. note, I cannot to the others. I can also swear to the wearing apparel.

The prisoners left their cases to their Counsel.

S. TROUP, JUN. - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 17.

S. TROUP, SEN. - GUILTY . Aged 39.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-90

1522. THOMAS WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of October , 29 yards of cotton, value 30s. , the goods of John Davies .

MARY COLEMAN. On the 3d of October I was selling my fruit, opposite Mr. Davies's door, in Ratcliff-highway , I saw three men go up to the door, and take off the cotton which hung there-the prisoner took it down, and put it under his coat. I gave the alarm; he ran away, and dropped it - I picked it up, and gave it to Strand. I swear I saw him take it.

HENRY STRAND . I am shopman to Mr. Davies, who is a linen-draper, and lives at Ratcliff-highway. I heard the alarm, ran out, saw the prisoner running, with the cotton, and stopped him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-91

1523. JOSEPH LANG was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of July , one handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of William Farr Rose , from his person .

WILLIAM FARR ROSE. I am a clerk in the Navy Pay-Office. On the 16th of July, about half-past five o'clock in the afternoon, I was in the Strand , and observed two boys following me very closely - They trod on my heels twice; I turned round for them to pass, they would not. As I was going by Northumberland House they trod on my heels again. I stopped at a shop window to see if they would pass; they did so, and ran down Villiers-street - I immediately missed my handkerchief. I ran after them, and found the prisoner up a court. I followed him through several turnings, but lost him. When I came to the Adelphi, I saw him at the top of a court; he saw me, and immediately set off running again. I stopped him at the corner of Adam-street, and am positive he is the same boy - He was in the act of throwing my handkerchief away. The other boy was stopped, but not having any thing about him, he was discharged.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in the Strand; two boys were following the gentleman - I picked up the handkerchief.

GUILTY. Aged 14.

Judgment Respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-92

1524. THOMAS LOVE was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of October , one feather-bed, value 2l., the goods of James Hollingsworth , in a lodging-room .

JAMES HOLLINGSWORTH. I live in John's-row, St. Luke's . In August I let the prisoner a furnished lodging

- He remained there until October. On the 11th of October, about seven o'clock in the morning, I heard him go out; in a few minutes the officers brought him back, with the bed. He said, "Hollingsworth, say I owe you nothing-all is right." I gave him in charge.

RICHARD RICKETTS. I am a headborough. I was coming from duty about a quarter before seven o'clock, and met the prisoner with the bed; I suspected him, seeing it tied up - He said it was his own. I took him back - He begged forgiveness.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I meant to pledge it, but had no felonious intent.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-93

1525. WALTER LEVY and JOSEPH NORRIS were indicted for stealing, on the 22d of October , one chain, value 2d.; two seals, value 20s.; and three watch keys, value 1s., the goods of Thomas Burgess , from his person .

THOMAS BURGESS. I am a broker , and live in Newroad, St. George's in the East. On the 22d of October, about ten minutes after ten o'clock at night, I was in the New-road , returning home-it was a very light night-the two prisoners met me, and snatched at my watch-the chain gave way, which they took, with two gold seals and three keys; they turned down Betsey-street. I called to the watchman, he came up immediately, pursued and took one of them-it was Levy. I am positive he is one of them.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. I was sober. Norris snatched the watch-chain, Levy saw him do it. I was alarmed.

MICHAEL MORRIS. I am an officer of Shadwell. I took Norris into custody from information which I received, on the 23d, which was the next day.

MICHAEL GIDEON. I am a fruit-dealer. On Wednesday week, at night, the prisoner, Norris, came to me and asked if I knew a lame gentleman, who lived in Back-lane? I told him I had seen him about. He said he had made a snatch at the gentleman's watch, and the chain broke; Stop thief was called, he ran away, and threw the seals in the mud. I told him it was nothing to me - He went away. I only know him by his buying fruit of me.

Court. Q. How came he to tell you about it - A. I do not know. He stopped me in Wells-street, and told me, about half-past ten o'clock at night. He came to me again at eight o'clock next night, and said, "You know the concern I shewed you the over-night." He said he sold the chain and seals for 12s. - this was on Thursday night - He then said he only sold it for 8s. He afterwards said to Lewis Cohen," You know the concern I shewed you last night?" Cohen said he should know it again. He said,"Here is a piece of the chain, and here goes." He threw it away. He said, he threw it away because the property should not be found upon him if he was taken.

Jury. Q. How long have you known him - A. He used to buy fruit of me.

LEWIS COHEN. I am a tailor. Last Wednesday week, about half-past ten o'clock at night, I was standing at the posts, at the corner of Wellclose-square, the prisoner, Norris, came up to me, and shewed me two seals and three keys, hanging to a piece of chain. He asked me to buy them. He said I might have them for 15s. - I refused; he went away. Next night, I was talking to Gideon, he came up, and asked me if I should know the things which he shewed me the evening before? I said I should - He said he had sold them. He took half the chain out of his pocket, and threw it away. I then searched about Wells-street for it a long while.

FRANCIS GULLEY. I am a watchman of St. George's in the East. On the 22d of October, about ten minutes after ten at night, I heard the rattle sprung. I ran towards Betsey-street, and saw a party running across Ratcliff-highway, down John's-lane, calling out, Stop thief! I turned round, and ran down Artichoke-hill, and met the prisoner, Levy at the bottom - He ran into my arms. He asked me what I took him for? The people came up, and said he was the man. I found nothing on him.

Cross-examined. He said he had done nothing.

JEREMIAH SAVAGE. I am a watchman. On the 22d of October, about a quarter after ten o'clock, I heard the alarm, and saw two persons running, I sprang my rattle; I lost sight of them and turned back, thinking they would come round another away. I met Levy in the custody of Gulley.

NORRIS'S Defence. I was at home at the time.

MANASSEH GULSTON. I am a slop-seller, and live at Shadwell. On the 22d of October, the prisoner, Levy, was at my house between nine and ten o'clock - He left my house about twenty minutes before ten-Ratcliff-high way would be in his way home.

LEVY - GUILTY . Aged 18.

NORRIS - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-94

1526. ANN LOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of October , two curtains, value 2s.6d.; one quilt, value 5s.; one pillow, value 6s.; one blanket, value 4s.; and one sheet, value 3s., the goods of Mary Lindsay , in a lodging room .

The prosecutrix not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-95

1527. THOMAS HUMPHRIES and THOMAS BAKER were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of October , one pelisse, value 4s.; four gowns, value 4s.; one cloak, value 1s.; six waistcoats, value 3s.; one pair of shoes, value 5s.; four shifts, value 2s. , the goods of William Kilsby .

WILLIAM KILSBY. I am a broker , and live at Brentford; I had a quantity of goods deposited in Mr. Bennett's out-house. On the 24th of October, as I was removing them to my own house, I found one of the parcels had been opened; Mr. Bennett fetched me to his house, and shewed me the things, which were mine.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. I had bought the goods at different sales; some of the things had my private mark on them.

WILLIAM GORE. I am a constable. On the 25th of October, I took the prisoners in charge.

ROBERT BENNETT . I keep the Red Lion, at Brentford. On the 24th of October, Kilsby was moving his goods which he had left with me; I set the prisoner, Humphries, who is my hostler, to mind them; while Kilsby was gone with one load I ran into the yard to send him out, and saw him, and Baker, at the box; the moment they heard me coming, they shut the box; I drew back, and returned through the gateway into the yard, and secreted myself to watch them; I saw Humphries take a pelilsse out of the box, and run from the coach-house into the stable where I was-it being dark, he did not see me; while he was gone, Baker took a white gown out-on his return, Baker said he should have it, as it would make him some handkerchiefs; Baker put his hand in, and pulled out a gown and waistcoat-my sister came out and asked them if I was there - They said I was not; they hustled up the things that she should not se them - She went in, and they ran into the stable and placed the things with the others; Baker put the gown in the corn-bin. On their return to the coach-house, the cart came back, and took the other things away; I came out and told the prisoners to load the cart; Humphries went and took the things which he had taken, and put them in the hay-loft among the straw, locked the door, and came into the yard. I told him to take out the beer-when he returned, I got the things out of the stable, from behind the straw, and the gown from the corn-bin, and brought them into the kitchen, and asked Humphries if he knew anything of the property - He said he picked them up in the coach-house; I said, "You are a pretty fellow," he said they were not worth more than 1s., altogether. I sent for the prosecutor - he claimed the property; the prisoner said Baker took the gown - We sent for him and he acknowledged it. I gave them both in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

HUMPHRIES - GUILTY . Aged 20.

BAKER - GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-96

1528. SAMUEL BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of October , three saws, value 10s. , the goods of John Pullen .

JOHN PULLEN. I am a carpenter . I was at work at a building in Whitechapel , and left my saws there while I went to breakfast-when I returned I missed them.

CHARLES BEARD . I was at work at the house, and saw the prisoner come in and take the saws; I followed and secured him with them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had had nothing to ear for two days.

GUILLTY . Aged 22

Fined one Shilling , and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-97

1529. MARIA STANLEY was indicted for stealing, on on the 9th of October , one gown, valsue 5s.; one cloak, Value 15s.; one petticoat, value 6s,; one shift, value 1s.6d.; and two yards of lace, value 5s. , the goods of Ann Banks .

ANN BANKS . I am servant to Mr. Edridge, who lives in Margaret-street, Cavendish-square ; I went into the country on the 16th of August, and returned on the 8th of October, and found my drawers had been robbed, which were in my bed-room, and missed the articles stated in the indictment. The prisoner was servant with me, and slept in the same room - She had removed into Charlotte-street, Middlesex Hospital; I got a constable and went there - She came in while we were searching her box; I found my lace in it - She denied taking it.

JOHN DAVIS. I am an officer. On the 9th of October. I went to the prisoner's lodgings and searched her boxes, which the landlady pointed out to me, and found a cap, on which was some lace, which the prosecutrix claimed. When the prisoner came in, I told her I had found it in her box and must take her to the office - She said she knew nothing about it. I enquired for duplicates-she gave me one of a shift, which she took from a drawer in her room; she said it was not the prosecutrix's shift; she told me she had pledged the shift at Mr. Balis's, in Portland-street. I took her there and found it.

JOSEPH BALIS. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Great Portland-street; the prosecutrix, prisoner, and last witness came to me on the 9th of October, the prisoner picked out the things which she said she had pledged with me - She said she had burnt the duplicates. I did not know her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY. Aged 22.

Judgment Respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18171029-98

1530. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of October , thirty-four cakes, value 5s.; and one plate, value 6d. , the property of George Button .

ELIZA HARMER. I am shopwoman to George Button , who keeps a pastry-cook's shop in Middle-row, Holborn . On the 5th of October, about twelve o'clock at night, the prisoner came in, took a plate of banbury cakes off the counter and, ran out; I was in the back-room, I called out and followed him - He dropped them - He was stopped immediately. I never lost sight of him.

ROSE MOSS. I am a watchman. I stopped the prisoner, and picked up the plate and cakes.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Whipped , and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18171029-99

1531. THOMAS STERRICK was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of October , one portable writing-desk, value 25s. , the property of Edward Skegg and George Smith .

EDWARD SKEGG. I am a broker , in parnership with George Smith , we live in Old-street - road. On the 3d of October, about half-past eleven o'clock in the morning, my apprentice called me; I went to the front window and saw the prisoner with the desk under his arm, covered with green baize; I ran down and followed him towards the City-road - He was walking; I found my shop-door open - I missed the desk - I collared him and asked him where he was going with it; he said a man gave it to him to carry.

I took it from him and brought him back-it was not wrapped in baize in the shop.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was standing by the door, two men were in the shop and asked me to carry the desk to the Red Lion, in the City-road; they crossed over-the prosecutor took me.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18171029-100

1532. WILLIAM SANDERS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of October , one pair of boots, value 4s. , the goods of Thomas Sowerby .

WILLIAM HENRY BAYFIELD. I am shopman to Thomas Sowerby . On the 1st of October, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I was standing in the shop and saw the prisoner concealing something under his coat by the door; I was about four yards from him - He went away; I went to the door and missed the boots; I followed, and took him with them under his waistcoat, about fifteen yards off. He said I would not tell him the price of the boots.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 52.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18171029-101

1533. GEORGE ROSS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of October , 3lbs. of sugar, value 18d. , the goods of Joseph Smith and John Humphrey Donaldson ; and JOHN WARD was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, knowing it to have been feloniously stolen .

JOSEPH SMITH. I am a sugar-refiner , in partnership with J. H. Donaldson, we live in Deal-street, Mile-end New-town ; the prisoner, Ross, worked in our warehouse; I took him out of the poor-house - He had 11s., a-week board wages, and slept in the factory. I went out of town, and gave Bernsback directions to watch him.

MARTIN BERNSBACK. I am servant in the house, and received directions to watch the prisoner. On the 12th of October, I saw him take three pieces of lump sugar from the warehouse; I went to his bed-room to search and found it in his hat under his bed. I am sure it was his hat; Barnard Daters slept there with him.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. We all had keys of the room. It was taken at different times.

BARNARD DATERS . I am servant to the prosecutors. On the 12th of October, I saw the sugar in the prisoner's hat in his bed-room-it was lump sugar and worth 11d. it was between eight and nine o'clock in the morning; I first found it and shewed it to the last witness. About an hour afterwards I saw him take it out of his hat, put it in his pocket, and leave the premises. I said nothing to him.

SAMUEL DOBSON. I am an headborough. I was sent for on the 12th of October, at eight o'clock, and watched the prisoner out of the premises; I missed him and went home. In about an hour after I was sent for, and found him in the custody of White, and took him to the watchhouse; his master came in and charged him with stealing the sugar - He told one of the men that he took it out of the copper. I found some sugar-dust in his pocket - He said he sold the sugar to a person of the name of Ward; I took him to Ward's house, and found Ward there; I asked him where the sugar was that the man brought that morning - He brought out about one pound and three ounces of moist, and twelve ounces of lump; he said he gave 6d. for it. I found two pounds of sugar on the premises - He said he bought it all of the prisoner.

JOSEPH WHITE . I am a headborough. I stopped the prisoner, Ross, by Smith's directions, and found some sugar-dust on him - We took him to Ward's, where we found the sugar.

ROSS'S Defence. It was the scrapings of the hogsheads, and waste of the loaves. I told Ward they were my perquisites.

ROSS - GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

WARD- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18171029-102

1534. STEPHEN REEVE was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of October , one chest, value 6d.; and one piece of handkerchiefs, value 40s. , the goods of Thomas Russell , Robert Thomas , Whitringham Luscombe , Joseph Austwick , Edward Maddeford , William Courtis , Richard Southwell Courtis and Thomas Baker .

JOHN CHASE . I am clerk to the proprietors of the Bell Inn, Friday-street , whose names are rightly stated in the indictment. The waggon was going to Exeter, on the 10th of October, I was informed that an accident had happened to it in the Strand - I went there; part of the goods had fell into the road; on re-loading the goods, I observed the prisoner taking notice of them - I soon after missed the chest, and went in search of him, and found him by Somerset-house; I secured him with it on his head. I did not see him take the chest. I saw the men take it down to load the waggon.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-103

1535. WILLIAM PARFIT was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of October , one silver spoon, value 7s. , the goods of Samuel Hale .

WILLIAM BRENT . I am the manager of the London Tavern, the prisoner was an extra-waiter there on the 27th of October, and about two days after I missed the spoon; I saw it at Bow-street, and knew it to belong to Samuel Hale .

MOSES SOLOMON . I live in Russell-court, Drury-lane. On the 30th of October, the prisoner came into my shop, and offered the silver spoon for sale; he said it belonged to the head-waiter, who had five more to sell. I took him towards Bow-street - he ran away, I pursued and brought him back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I am sorry for it.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-104

1536. SARAH PECKHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of October , one watch, value 2l.; two seals, value 30s., and one chain, value 30s, the goods of Isaac Hall , from his person .

ISAAC HALL. I am a shoemaker . On the 13th of October, at one o'clock in the morning, I was in Whitechapel , I was intoxicated; I was surrounded by four or five men and women, and lost my watch. I do not know who they were.

JOHN DOWGALL. I am a watchman. I saw them surround the prosecutor, as I came up to him the prisoner dropped the watch. I took her into custody.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-105

1537. GEORGE PARKER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of October , 30 yards of cotton, value 30s. , the goods of William Cook .

ELIZA COOK . I am sister to Wm. Cook, who is a linen-draper , and lives in Warner-street, Clerkenwell . On the 9th of October I was in the shop, the prisoner passed and snatched the cotton from the door. I sent Puzey after him.

JOHN PUZEY . I am shopman to Mr. Cook; Miss Cook said a boy had stolen the cotton. I went out and saw the prisoner about thirty yards off, and called out, stop thief! I overtook him and brought him back. I did not see him drop the cotton - He had not got it.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex, Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-106

1538. HENRY KING was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of July , 144 leather pocket-books, value 10l. , the goods of William Dougal .

WILLIAM DOUGAL . I am a merchant , and live in Winchester-street, Broad-street; I sent the prisoner to Whitechapel for the pocket-books - He never returned.

THOMAS BALDWIN . I am a publican, and live in Suncourt, Grub-street. In July last the prisoner applied to me to purchase some pocket-books.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-107

1539. WILLIAM HAWKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of October , one pair of stockings, value 1s., and one handkerchief, value 2d., the goods of Ann Pope ; and five aprons, value 2s. , the goods of William Wicks .

ANN POPE. I live at Happerton. On the 13th of October, my things were under a hedge in a field where I was at work with Wicks; about ten o'clock I saw a man in the field - He went out of the field; we watched him out; in about a quarter of an hour we went to our things to get our victuals, and missed them. The prisoner was taken - He is the man.

ANN WICKS. I lost five aprons, and my victuals.

STEPHEN CLEMENT. I am a headborough. I heard the alarm, and found the prisoner in custody; he said he had put the things in a plantation, and showed them to us.

JOHN MILLER. I am a constable. I asked the prisoner what he had done with the rest of the things? he said they were all he had seen, except the victuals, which he had eat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was out of work, and eat the victuals, being hungry; I meant to return the things.

GUILTY . Aged 43.

Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-108

1540. JOHN BOND was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of October , two handkerchiefs, value 4s.; two shirts, value 6s.; one pair of stockings, value 1s., and one pair of braces, value 6d. , the goods of George Routledge .

MATILDA ROUTLEDGE . I am the wife of George Routledge , who is a haberdasher . On the 25th of October, between nine and ten o'clock at night, the prisoner came into my shop, and asked the price of a check shirt which hung in the window; he said he wanted four - I told him I had only that one; he went away, and returned, saying, he would have some cloth cut for some, and get them made where he lived, which, he said, was opposite; he looked out another shirt, a silk handkerchief, a pair of stockings, a pair of braces, and seven yards and a half of check, and desired me to make a bill, and he would pay me, while I was making the bill he scrambled them all up together, except the check, and ran out with them; I gave the alarm, and sent to the watch-house - He was pursued and taken in a ditch. I am positive he is the man.

ROBERT SHEARMAN. The prosecutor gave the alarm; the people said the prisoner had ran up Weight-street, I went through there into the East India-road-when he saw me he jumped into a ditch - I got him out, and found the bundle in his bosom. I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-109

1541. JOHN BUTLER was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of October , one hammercloth, value 10l. , the goods of Robert Howe .

RICHARD OSLAR. I am clerk to Robert Howe, who is a coachmaker , and lives in Queen-street, Long-acre. On the 21st of October, about twenty minutes after nine o'clock, the bell rang-my wife answered the door - She sent me on the opposite side of the way, I immediately went over, and saw the prisoner untying the hammercloth from Lord Ellenborough's coach, which stood in the front shop - He rolled it up, got off the wheel, and walked away with it, in his arms; I went after him, collared him, and brought him back with it. I gave him in charge.

GEORGE GILES. I am a harness-maker. I was going to breakfast on the 21st of October, and saw the prisoner lurking about Mr. Howe's door, knowing Mr. Howe's men, I suspected him, and went to the corner of Little Queen-street, and saw him turn up the end of the hammercloth of Lord Ellenborough's coach; I rang the bell, and the last witness came across the way to me, I then pointed the prisoner out to him. I saw him roll the cloth up, and get down with it. I assisted in securing him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-110

1542. THOMAS ADAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of October , one pair of spectacles, value 8s., the goods of Robert Higgins , from his person .

ROBERT HIGGINS . I am a labourer . On the 20th of October I slept at No. 16, Buckeridge-street, St. Giles's , for that night, and in the morning I missed my spectacles out of my pocket - I found them at Scotland's the same day; four persons slept in the room-the prisoner slept with me.

GEORGE SCOTLAND. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Broad-street, St. Giles's; the prisoner pledged the spectacles with me on the 20th of October; he said they were his mother's. I am sure he is the man. He returned and shewed them to a man who was going to buy them of him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined One Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-111

1543. JOHN LEE M'PHERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of October , one pelisse, value 1l.; one shawl, value 1l.; two handkerchiefs, value 4s., and one pair of shoes, value 1s. , the goods of John Lambert .

ANN LAMBERT . I am the wife of the prosecutor, whose name is Phillip Lambert .

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-112

1544. CHARLES HUGHES and CHARLES HAW-KINGS were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of October , one handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of John Woollam , from his person .

JOHN WOOLLAM . I am a silkman , and live in Warnford-court, Throgmorton-street. On the 20th of October, about half-past six o'clock in the evening, I was passing through Wych-street, near Temple Bar , with a friend; seeing a person close to me, I made room for him to pass, which he did, and another, who followed close to him; I immediately put my hand to my coat pocket, and missed my handkerchief - I told my friend they had stolen my handkerchief-in a minute two officers came up and seized the prisoners, saying, they had seen the transaction.

JAMES BAKER. I am an officer. On the 20th of October, about half-past six o'clock in the evening, I was in company with Wainwright, in Fleet-street, and saw the prosecutor and a gentleman, pass the end of Fetter-lane-the prisoners were close behind them, attempting Mr. Woollam's pocket - They followed them until they got to Wych-street, about four doors from the Angel Inn, when I saw Hughes draw the handkerchief out-the gentlemen gave way, and both the prisoners passed; I immediately passed the gentlemen and seized Hughes-seeing him drop the handkerchief I picked it up, the prosecutor claimed it. Wainwright took Hawkins.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. I saw him drop the handkerchief.

WILLIAM WAINWRIGHT. I am an officer. I was with Baker, and saw the prisoners following the gentlemen through Temple Bar until they came to Wych-street. I seized Hawkings, and found 12s. on him.

Cross-examined. There was no other man taken.

HUGHES'S Defence. He took another man before he took us.

HAWKINS' Defence. I am innocent.

HUGHES - GUILTY . Aged 21.

HAWKINGS - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-113

1545 MARTHA HUDSON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of October , three pewter pots, value 3s., and one glass, value 2d ,, the goods of Eliza Glossop , widow .

JAMES ACOME. I knew the prosecutrix - She was never married.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-114

1546, ROBERT THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of October , one shirt, value 1s.; one shawl, value 2s.; two pair of stockings, value 1s.; and one waistcoat, value 2s , the goods of George Reeve .

SOPHIA REEVE . I am the wife of George Reeve , who is a painter , and lives in Mansel-street . On the 14th of October, the things were in a chest in my bed-room, which was up two pair of stairs. I was in the kitchen between eleven and twelve o'clock, and thought I heard some person - I listened, and heard the noise again. I opened the kitchen-door, and saw the prisoner on the ground-floor; I asked him what business he had up my stairs? he said he had not been up my stairs. At that moment he let a waistcoat fall. I collared him, and he let the rest of the things fall in the passage. A gentleman came in, hearing me call - He secured him.

ROBERT GIBSON . I heard a noise, and saw the prosecutrix struggling with the prisoner - She gave him into my charge; the things were on the floor.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw the prosecutrix.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-115

1547. JAMES DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of September , one shawl, value 5s., the goods of Samuel Cornish , from the person of Eliza Cornish .

The prosecutrix not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-116

1548. JAMES CLARKSON was indicted for that he, on the 23d of October , 7lbs. of leads, value 10d., the property of William Powell and John Bingham , and fixed to a certain building, feloniously did rip and cut, with intent to steal the same .

WILLIAM POWELL. I am a plumber , and live in Giltspur-street. On the 21st of October, I laid some lead on a building in Bagnigge Wells-road , in the gutter.

WILLIAM CLARK . I am a plasterer. A little boy told me there was some person on the roof of the house. I went up, and saw the prisoner cutting the lead from the gutter-part of it was in the gutter, and part on the slates, he was ripping it off with a hammer and chissel - I took him into custody.

Prisoner's Defence. A man told me to cut it off.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Recommended to Mercy.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-117

1549. MARY WOLCH was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of October , one watch, value 3l.; one chain, value 3d.; two seals, value 1l. 10s.; and one key, value 4s., the goods of John Adams , from his person .

JOHN ADAMS. I am a watchcase-maker , and live in Featherstone-street, St. Luke's. On the 5th of October, about half-past eleven o'clock at night, I was going up Snowhill; the prisoner accosted me, and asked me to go with her. I told her I was going home, and did not want to go with any person - She got in conversation with me. I left her and crossed the way, going across Smithfield, she kept by my side till I got on the pavement in Long-lane. She wanted to pull me aside - I told her it was of no use, and desired her to let me alone. I walked up Long-lane about fourteen yards, she came up to me again, and kept by my side - I told her to go about her business. At the turning by the Pig-market, she took hold of my arm, pulled me towards the market, and exposed herself in a very indecent manner. I got from her, and went up Long-lane-when I came to Charter-house-street, I thought I would go down there to get rid of her; she turned down the street, followed me about twelve yards and wanted me to go with her - I told her I would not. I went towards the square, the watchman said I could not get through, as the gates were shut. I turned back, and passed her at the corner, to go to the top of Long-lane-she still followed me. I crossed into Barbican, and saw her still following me. When I got to the corner of Golden-lane I lost her, and went to the top of Beech-street. About the middle of Beech-street I had occasion to stop - I did not see her near me. In an instant she came round me, and pushed her hand into my breeches, I said, "You wretch, go about your business, and let me alone!" I got away from her, and in turning round to go into Whitecross-street , she came on my right-hand side, and in a moment I felt something go from my fob - She ran off immediately. I missed my watch, and said, "You b-h, you have robbed me!" ran after her, and caught her-just at that time two men came in front of her; I called out Watch! he came immediately, and I gave her in charge. I could not find my watch. I am positive that it was safe when I stopped.

WILLIAM HUGHES. I am a watchman. On the 5th of October, about half-past eleven o'clock, I heard the alarm, and saw the prosecutor, with the prisoner in custody - He gave her in charge. I found nothing on her-two men came round her.

Prisoner's Defence. He wanted to behave improperly with me in the street - I would not let him, and he accused me of robbing him.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-118

1550. JAMES WILKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of October , 15 sheets, value 3l. 19s.; eight pillow-cases, value 6s.; 16 table-cloths, value 3l. 12s.; four napkins, value 4s.; 37 towels; value 17s.; eight gallons of currant wine, value 16s.; and one bottle, value 1s. , the goods of Eliza Baylis .

ELIZA BAYLIS . I live in Bury-street, St. James's, and have a house in Smith-street, Chelsea . In the beginning of September, the prisoner applied to me to rent that house of me. He looked at it, and next day he sent a person to look over the house and furniture - I shewed him over it, I was living in it at the time. I asked him for a reference - He referred me to Mrs. Gunn, No.33, Lainb's Conduit-street - she gave me a good character of him. I entered into a written agreement with him to take the house, furnished, at 130l. per annum - He brought the agreement with him; he was to enter the house on the Thursday following; he had possession on the 13th of September. On the 12th of September, the day before he entered the house, he came and borrowed some linen of me to take to the house - He said his wife was in the country, and he had no linen until she returned I lent him nine pair of sheets, four napkins, six towels, six small tablecloths, six pair of fine pillow-cases, three servants' pillow-cases, and some chamber-towels. I delivered them into his hands on the 13th, with an inventory of them; he compared them with the inventory, I kept a copy of it. He told me he would bring Mrs. Gunn to say what I should have a week for the use of them-she never came, it was never settled with me as to what I was to have; he signed the agreement for taking the house.

Q. The linen is distinct from the furniture left in the house - A. Yes. I delivered the key of the cellar to him on the 13th; there was one eight-gallon cask of currant-wine, and a gallon stone bottle there of mine; he said he would take care of them for me. On the 9th of October I called upon him for 5l. which he had agreed to pay me up to Michaelmas. He said he had not got it, but would go into the City and get it of a friend. He said he was sorry I had not asked him for it before, as he had lent a friend a sum of money for ten days, or he could have let me have money to any amount; he said he would send it to me by twelve o'clock - He did not. I received a letter, which I believe to be in his hand-writing. In consequence of information which I received, I suspected him, and applied to him for a reference to a respectable person - He referred me to Mr. Sandall, No.2, Wilson-street, Gray'sinn-lane. He said he was a Special Pleader.

Q. On the 18th of October, did you go to the house in Smith-street - A. Mr. Paul, the broker, had levied a distress on the premises, and applied to me. I went to the house, and searched for the linen in every place, but could find none of it, except three sheets, three pillow-cases, and a few towels - We never found them. I went to the cellar, found the wine-bottle taken away, and the cask had only

a little wine at the bottom-the prisoner was not then in the house. I saw a boy there. I am not positive when I first went to the house, whether I saw a servant, or not.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. Q. The 130l. was to be paid for the rent of the house and the use of the furniture - A. The articles stated in the indictment are not in the inventory of the furniture. I did not agree to let the house with the linen-it had nothing to do with the house.

Q. He was to pay you for the use of the linen - A. He was to have it till his wife returned, for three weeks. When I delivered the linen, I expected Mrs. Gunn to come and say what was to be paid for the use of it. A distress was put into the house about a month after he took it. I asked him for the linen; he said, he would not give it up at so short a notice. Five pounds was to be paid for the house up to Michaelmas. The distress was put in because I could not pay the rent. There was not a basket of clothes in the kitchen.

JOSEPH PAUL . I am a broker. On the 8th of October I levied a distress in the house for rent due to Mr. Foulger, the landlord, and I took an inventory of the goods. I looked over part of the house, and the drawers and closets-the prisoner was on the premises; he refused to open four of the rooms. I told him I would send for a constable if he did not open them - He said he could not, and went away, saying, he would return presently. Finding he did not return I went out for a smith, and when I returned, which was in about an hour, I found him on the premises - I had left a man in possession. The prisoner said he would give up the keys, as he found when the landlord was in possession, it was no use withholding them. I went into these rooms, and took an account of every thing. I was very particular in taking the inventory, as I had received information before I went to the house. I found two sheets upon one bed, two pillow-cases and one sheet on another bed, and thirteen towels in the drawers, among which I reckon dusters, knife-cloths &c.; I found no table-linen at all-there was no more linen in the house. I saw Mrs. Baylis the same day at a neighbour's house where she met me - I left my man in possession. I compared my inventory with Mrs. Baylis's. I did not go into the cellar until six days afterwards, I then found the cask there, with a little wine at the bottom. When I first saw the prisoner, he said, he knew pretty well what it was for, and he expected us there on the Saturday; and that he had a solicitor and counsel, and knew what he was about.

Cross-examined. The prosecutrix desired me to take notice of the linen. I found the prisoner's wife, a girl, a boy, and a man, who was a friend of the female servant's, in the house. A great deal of the furniture was gone.

Q. You saw the boxes under the bed on the second floor-A. There were none. I looked there.

Q. In the second floor front room - A. There was a box, which the prosecutrix said belonged to her, and contained her clothes. The prisoner said the linen was gone to be washed-it would be home on Tuesday, and if we would come then we should have it-it was not brought home on the Tuesday. The prisoner absconded, and was taken into custody on the Tuesday. If there had been any more boxes I must have seen them. I did not examine the servants' boxes; they were in the back-room on the second floor.

Court. Q.What passed between you and the prisoner about the linen - A. He said if I would come on Tuesday, and then I should have the linen; I had said nothing to him about linen-it was not brought back all the while I was possession which was six days.

JOHN RUDD . I was left in the care of the house. I never touched the wine.

Cross-examined. I was mostly in the kitchen - I had no friends call on me while I was there.

RICHARD MAYBANK. I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner and found four duplicates on him; one dated 21st of October, for a hat, pledged for 7s., one on the 15th, for a pair of shoes, pledged for 3s. two fruit-knives, pledged on the 8th of July, for 5s., and one for a shirt; all pledged in the name of John Wells .

Cross-examined. The hat was bought that day of a man for 27s., and pledged for 7s.

Prisoner's Defence. My servant will prove that the man in possession drank the wine.

JULIA SULLIVAN . I am the prisoner's servant. I had lived eight days with him when the execution came in; the man who was in possession, was mostly in the back parlour and the kitchen; he and the boy drank profusely of the wine. I never saw my master take any.

Q. Was there any linen in a basket when the execution came in - A. Yes; in the kitchen on a chair, there were towels, table-cloths, and some of Mrs. Wilkin's clothes; there were two trunks on the second floor-Mr. Paul did not touch them.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I do not know how my master gets his living. I suppose my master gave the washerwoman the linen; I do not know where she lives-my master never drank wine.

Q.Wine drank in the kitchen and not in the parlour - A. Yes.

Court. Q. There were four bedsteads in the house-how many sheets were on your bed - A. One, my master had two-the boy made his own bed.

Q. On your oath, did you ever see more than three sheets - A. No, never.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-119

1551. JANE RANKIN was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , five shirts, value 18s. , the goods of Annie Murray .

ANNIE MARRAY. I am a laundress , and live in Britannia-row ; the prisoner lodged about seven weeks with me. I missed a shirt out of a bundle, but did not suspect her-next week I lost two more, and lost the gentleman's custom; the week after that I lost three wet shirts, and accused the prisoner with taking them; she fell on her knees and called God to witness that she was innocent and knew nothing of them; I told her if she had pledged them, to tell me where, as I should lose my bread, being a widow with three children - She still denied it. I lost a brother, which put me in great trouble-the prisoner left my lodgings that week - I could do nothing with her at that time, until he was buried. I then went to her lodgings, and begged of her, if she had taken them, to own it; she insulted me very much, and said she was innocent. I have had no work since; about a fortnight ago, I received information,

went to the pawnbroker's, and found one of my shirts; I had her taken up-five more have since been found at different pawnbrokers'.

WILLIAM READ. I am an officer. The prisoner was brought to Hatton-garden; she denied the charge. I went to her lodgings in Brighton-street, Gray's-inn-lane, and found the duplicates of five shirts.

GEORGE BOYCE. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Theobald's-road. I have three shirts pledged with me, by the prisoner, two for 6s., and one for 5s.

WILLIAM ALDRIDGE. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Orange-street, Bloomsbury. I have a shirt pledged for 4s.; the duplicate found on the prisoner is mine.

JOHN LAPPAGE . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Snowhill. I have a shirt pledged by the prisoner, on the 13th of June.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was deserted by a man who I had lived seven years with. Distress drove me to do it.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-120

1552. JOHN POLLETT was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of October , one pelisse, value 5s. , the goods of Jeremiah Lewis .

WILLIAM WRIGHT. I am shopman to Jeremiah Lewis , who lives at Shadwell . On the 16th of October, I was at the counter, the rack at the door fell down - I ran out and saw the prisoner walking on; I called out, Brown stopped him with the pelisse under his arm.

JOHN BROWN. I am an officer. I heard the alarm, and stopped the prisoner with the pelisse.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-121

1553. JOSEPH KNIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of October , one handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of John Dent , from his person .

JOHN DENT. I am a linen-draper , and live in Fleet-market. On the 14th of October, I was going up High Holborn, opposite St. Giles's church, I met the officer with the prisoner - He asked me if I had lost my handkerchief. I immediately missed it.

THOMAS THOMPSON. I am an officer. On the 14th of October, I was in Holborn; they were burning the gas in the street. I saw the prisoner very active in attempting people's pockets; I watched him for a few minutes, and then lost him. I went towards St. Giles's church, and was returning back when I saw the prisoner following the prosecutor in High Holborn, very close; I crossed over, and watched him about an hundred yards; two more boys turned round and looked at the prosecutor, and was going to follow him-some conversation passed between them and the prisoner; they went away, and let the prisoner go on - He put his hand into the prosecutor's pocket and took the handkerchief out; he ran away, and passed the prosecutor about an hundred yards - I laid hold of him, and asked him what he had done with the handkerchief? he said he did not know what I wanted - He had got none. I saw his left hand come out of his breeches - I put my hand down there and took out the handkerchief - I held him till the prosecutor came up and claimed it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I did not know I had it about me.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-122

1554. WILLIAM HOPKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of October , one coat, value 20s. , the goods of Henry Moule .

SUSAN TUCKER. I am servant to Henry Moule , who is a stock-broker , and lives in Guildford-street, Foundling Hospital . On the 17th of October, about ten minutes before nine o'clock in the morning, the prisoner rang at the bell, and enquired if Mr. Henry Moule lived there? I said, "yes," he said he had a letter for him, and asked if he was up, I told him he was; he appeared to be going from the door; I asked him if he would wait for an answer, he said, "yes;" he came inside the passage - I shut the street - door and took the letter into the parlour, to my master, shutting the parlour-door after me, leaving the prisoner in the passage; my master opened the note, and said he knew nothing of it, and desired me to tell the man so; I went out, and found the prisoner gone and the coat also-the door was ajar. I am positive the prisoner is the man - I saw him three days after.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not say at the office, that I was not the man - A. He was told by the magistrate to put his hat on, I then was positive that he was the man; I rather doubted before.

MARY ANN WHITE. I am servant to Henry Moule. I came into the passage while the prisoner was there; I had occasion to go to the door. I am positive he is the man - I did not know him without his hat.

JEREMIAH MAIDMENT . I received information and took the prisoner and another man; while I was searching the other man, the prisoner took a letter out of his pocket, directed to a gentleman at Walworth, and other papers, with a list of people's names; among others was Mr. Moule's name; I also found a Court Guide on him.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-123

1555. WILLIAM HOPKINS was (again) indicted for stealing, on the 17th of October , one tea-pot, value 5s; and two spoons, value 2s. , the goods of Charles Moody .

MARTHA CROUCH . I am servant to Charles Moody , who lives in Adam-street, Adelphi . On the 11th of October, the prisoner brought a letter for Mr. Moody; I took it up to my mistress - I met her on the stairs, she said she knew nothing about it? when I went down, the prisoner was gone. I missed the tea-pot and spoons out of the kitchen. I am positive he is the man.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-124

1556. WILLIAM HESSEY was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of October , two sheets, value 12s.; and one blanket, value 8s. , the goods of George Hopwood .

GEORGE HOPWOOD . I am a labourer , and live at Egham . The prisoner lodged five months with me; on the 26th of October, I missed the sheet and blanket off a bed.

JOHN WATTS . I saw the prisoner at the King's Arms, at Brentford. He offered to sell me the sheet and blanket for 6s., I offered him 4s., he agreed to take it. I told him they were worth 1l. and he must have stolen them, and gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-125

1557. GEORGE HOWARD was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of October , one portmanteau, value 5s. , the goods of Eliza Herbert .

SECOND COUNT. Stating it to be the property of George Cloud .

THIRD COUNT. Stating it to be the property of Robert Wells .

ROBERT WELLS. I drive the Hammersmith stage. On the 1st of October, the prisoner rode on the box with me into the Strand, from Piccadilly; I stopped at Palsgrave-place, by Temple-bar , and left him on the box, with the portmanteau by his side, while I set a lady down and took her luggage; when I had done so, I turned round and missed the prisoner and the portmanteau; I made enquiry, and was directed up Ship-yard, but could not find him-the people said they should know him again. I gave information at Bow-street - he was taken. I am positive he is the man who rode with me - He told the magistrate that if I would set him at liberty, he would settle it - I refused; he said, "never mind, I shall only have a jolly seven pennyworth of it."

ESTHER GARNET. I saw the prisoner with the portmanteau on his shoulder. I am positive he is the man.

ANN BANE. I was standing with Garnett. The prisoner passed us with the portmanteau on his shoulder. I am positive that he is the man.

JOHN ROADES . I drive another coach. I was following the prosecutor's coach on the 1st of October, between three and four o'clock, and saw the prisoner riding on the box with him; a gentleman called to me in the street. I am positive he is the man who rode on the box.

Prisoner's Defence. A gentleman called me off the coach - I never saw the portmanteau.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-126

1558. JOHN HART was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of October , two gold seal bottoms, value 24s. , the goods of Edward Cropley .

EDWARD CROPLEY . I am a goldsmith, and live in Frith-street. The prisoner was my servant ; on the 14th of October, I missed the seal bottoms.

WILLIAM HARRIS. I am a servant to Mr. Cropley. I missed the seal bottoms, and asked the prisoner if he knew anything about them - He confessed taking them, and produced one.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Recommended to Mercy.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-127

1559. WILLIAM CLAYTON was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July , one chest, value 1s; and 88lbs. of tea, value 25l. , the property of William Nash .

WILLIAM NASH . On the 12th of July, I sent my porter to clear a chest of tea, which I had bought at the East India Company's sale, in Haydon-square.

SAMUEL LAVENDER . I am yard-keeper to the East India Company. On the 12th of July, the prisoner came to me for a chest of tea, in the name of Mr. Nash; he produced a permit, which had the number of the chest which Mr. Nash had bought. I entered it in our book - He said his name was Thomas Price ; he took the chest of tea. I am sure he is the man.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. The permit had the name of Nash on it; he first brought a permit in the name of Price; I told him that would not do - He then brought one in the name of Nash. Mr. Price's man was present, I told him of it - He said he must have got a wrong permit.

RICHARD WASTNESS . I keep the yard in Haydon-square. The prisoner came for the chest; I asked him for the permit - He went down Somerset-street. Mr. Nash's man came immediately after, and the chest was gone.

HENRY TURNPENNY. I apprehended the prisoner on the 16th of October - I could not find him before.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-128

1560. THOMAS CLARKE was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of January , 12s. in monies numbered, three handkerchiefs, value 3s.; and one 1l. bank note , the property of Thomas Burgin .

THOMAS BURGIN. I am a baker . The prisoner was my servant ; he lived five days with me, on the 24th of January he left me, I missed my money and handkerchiefs, and never saw him until about a fortnight ago.

WILLIAM GOODMAN. I am an officer. Last January, I was applied to, to take up the prisoner; I could not find him until last Saturday week - He applied to the overseers of Tottenham for relief, and was secured. The property has never been found.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-129

1561. THOMAS BURROWS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of October , one lamp, value 5s. , the goods of John Brown .

JOHN BROWN. I keep the Horse Shoe, on Saffron-hill . On the 27th of October, the prisoner was in my tap-room;

about half-past ten o'clock, I went into the cellar, and missed the lamp.

WILLIAM JOHNSTON . I am an officer. On the 27th of October, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, I met the prisoner in Turnmill-street, with the lamp under his coat, and followed him into a shop, where he offered it in pledge. I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 62.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-130

1562. CHARLES BLAKE , SAMUEL FABB , and GEORGE PAYNE were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of September , three casks, value 3l.; and 108 gallons of ale, value 12l. , the property of Henry Wyatt , and Henry Earley Wyatt .

MR. HENRY EARLEY WYATT. I am a brewer , in partnership with Henry Wyatt ; our brewhouse is in Portpool-lane, and we have a cellar in John's Mews, Bedford-row; where we deposit store ale in reserve-it was not in the course of delivery at this time.

JAMES WALKINSHAW. I am a publican, and keep the Surry Arms, in Surry-square, Kent-road. I have dealt with Messrs. Wyatt for four years; I used to pay 4l. per barrel for ale, I always gave the order to the collecting clerk and had it delivered at my house. I used to pay him the money when he came round. The prisoner, Blake, was their drayman; in April last, he brought some ale to my house in the regular way; I was in the cellar, he tapped me on the shoulder, a man named Collins was with him; Blake asked me if I should like to take a barrel or two of him - I asked him what he meant? he said, why I can bring you one or two barrels at half price. I asked him how he got them, he said he could get them from the Firm very well, as he had a good opportunity - I told him I would have nothing to do with it; he begged of me to take no notice - I told him I would not.

Q. When did you see him again - A. About two months after that-he, and Collins, came with some more ale. He said I was much to blame, as I had such a good opportunity, he could put 4l. or 5l. a week into my pocket regularly, for my house was conveniently situated, as he was passing the house to Greenwich; he then said, "you have got a family, and it will be of great help to you;" I told him it was my family that I considered, and I would have nothing to do with it on any account whatever.

Q. When did you see him again - A. On the 4th of September, about half-past seven o'clock in the morning; I thought they came for empty casks - They put two barrels of ale down, I asked them what they were.

Q. We will pass over the 4th of September, in consequence of what passed then; when did you see Blake again - A. On the 10th, Mr. Blew came, I informed him of the conversation we had had together; Mr. Henry Wyatt , Blew, and myself made an arrangement.

Q. After this, did you see Blake again - A. On the 16th, he brought three barrels of amber in the regular way; a strange man, named Cox, came with him; besides the three barrels of amber, he brought three barrels of ale, which I had not ordered; he put the amber into the alecellar - I was with him; he said it was not convenient to put the ale there, he put them into the porter-cellar. Mr. Blew was secreted in the liquor-cellar, which was only boarded off, to hear what passed. He had marked six 1l. notes of mine. Mears and Friend, two officers, were in the parlour. I asked Blake what was the price of the three barrels which were in the porter-cellar? he said 6l. I asked him how the money was to be divided, saying,"there is just the money." I had in my pocket the same 6l. which Blew had marked - He put them into his pocket. He said, "We draymen all know of it, and we all share alike." I said, "You must get them out from home, without it being known," He said, "We all share alike." Blake then sent me up for some washing tubs, to rack the ale off into porter-butts. He said, there then could be no suspicion; and he never left any casks that he brought on his own account.

Q. Before the 10th or 16th of September did you see the prisoner Fabb - A. Yes; he brought two barrels in the regular way; he opened the cellar flap, and said, "Ah, Charley was in a hurry when he was here a day or two ago," noticing the flap. I said "what Charley?" he said,"why Blake." I asked him what he meant, he said,"Oh, we all know of it - We all share alike." When he was going away he called me to the door, and said, do not you want some more ale such as Blake brought the other day? I said I had ordered a barrel or two in the regular way; he said that would be just the thing, and went away with the dray - I believe this was on the Saturday before Tuesday the 16th. I went very early to Wyatts' on the Monday morning, and ordered three barrels to come early on the next morning, which was the 16th.

Q. After you had this conversation about the washing tubs, you fetched the officers down - A. Yes, and they took Blake into custody in the cellar-this was on the 16th of September.

Cross-examined by MR. REYNOLDS. I have lived seven years in that house; I declined the offer that was made to me in April.

Q. You thought it a very wicked proposal - A. Certainly, and rejected it.

Q. Why did you not tell Messrs. Wyatt - A. Because I promised I would not. I advised them to do nothing of the kind again; and I thought they would not make me the offer afterwards. I told the clerk I thought every thing was not going on right in the Firm.

Q. Of course you went to Wyatt's when he proposed it to you again - A. I had no proof, and thought they would not believe me. I never told until the 4th of September.

Q. Was you always called Walkingshaw - A. I never went by any other name.

Q. Was you never called Walkingham - A.It was put in the Times newspaper as Walkingham.

Q. Was you ever at Portsmouth - A. I was working very hard there on board a ship.

Q. What for - A. For setting fire to a field of furze for the sake of the after grass. I was convicted at the Assizes, and received seven years for it-my right name is James Cook Walkingshaw - I never went by the name of James Cook only.

Q. Did you not live with Mr. Harwood by the name of James Cook , only - A. They might leave out the latter word. I did not leave it out to my recollection.

Q. Have you not been promised that 100l. shall be taken off your account for giving evidence here - A. Nothing of the kind has ever been promised.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. What age was you when you was convicted of burning the furze - A. Just twenty-one. I have always gone by my right name. I am now forty-two years of age.

ABRAHAM HUDSON. I am store-clerk to the prosecutors, and have been so six months; the prisoners were their draymen.

Q. Was any application made to you for some ale for Walkingshaw on the 16th of September - A. Yes; three barrels of beer were to go by a regular order, and three barrels was to go to Greenwich; Blake and Collins were the men who drove that dray, but Collins being ill Cox went for him. - I delivered the barrels to Blake. I saw the dray go from the brewhouse with all that was regularly ordered. The key of the storehouse is kept in the counting-house. After Blake had gone out he brought the storehouse key back and hung it up. He told me the day before that he wanted some ale for Walkingshaw, that we might divide the profits among us four-meaning the three prisoners and myself. Six barrels were given out in the regular way-three for Walkingshaw and three to go to Greenwich.

Q. If nine went out three must have gone wrongfully - A. Yes.

Cross-examined by MR. BOLLAND. Before I lived with Messrs. Wyatt, I was in business for myself; before that I lived clerk with Mr. Cowell, in the Borough - I left there because he moved. I did not see Blake in the storehouse.

Q. You stole the ale, and they sold it - A. Yes, and shared the profits; I was taken up, and turned evidence to save myself. The three prisoners, Collins, and myself, were to share the profits.

THOMAS COX. I am drayman to Messrs. Wyatt - I went out with Blake, because Collins was ill; I never went out with him before; we took six barrels from Port-pool-lane, we then went to the storehouse in St. John's Mews with the dray, and found the prisoners, Fabb and Payne, there; they got three barrels out of the cellar, and put them on the dray, with the six which were brought from Portpool-lane-all assisted in putting them on. I did not know they were doing wrong. Blake and I went on with the nine barrels to Walkingshaw's, and delivered six barrels there. I do not know what passed.

Cross-examined by MR. WALFORD. I never took out much beer. I was taken into custody myself, but liberated, and am still in the prosecutors' employ. This was the first day I came into their service, as one of the men was ill. The barrels were let down the flap.

WILLIAM HEMMINGS. I take care of horses opposite the storehouse. On the 16th of September I saw the three prisoners taking some beer out of the store-cellar, with Cox, who was a stranger to me; I knew the others before.

CHARLES BLEW. I am collecting-clerk to the prosecutors. On the 10th of September I called at Walkingshaw's, from what he told me, it was agreed that I should be at his house on the 16th, with two officers, when some beer should be delivered; I got there about six o'clock in the morning, and marked six 1l. notes of his, and gave them to him; I secreted myself in the spirit-cellar, where I could hear all that passed. About eight o'clock Blake came down, the cellar-flap was opened, and three barrels let down at the ale-cellar-three had been ordered regularly-three were put into the porter-cellar, which were not ordered; they were the prosecutors, barrels, and contained store ale-Blake put them there. Walkingshaw told Blake that Fabb was with him on the Friday before, and delivered two barrels of ale to a regular order, and after putting them in the cellar, Fabb asked him if he wanted any in the irregular way, and said he could serve him as well as Blake, and asked him if he could? Blake said he could, for they were both in the business, or to that effect. He then asked him if the storehouse-clerk(Hudson), was in it, he said he was, and that he was a d-d good fellow, and would come and smoke a pipe with him some Sunday. Walkingshaw said he supposed it was the same price as the last, and that was 6l., and put the notes into Blake's hand, who said it was right-the regular price of three barrels of ale is 12l. The officers came down, took Blake, and found the six 1l. notes which I had marked, on him.

Cross-examined by MR. REYNOLDS. If the store ale turns out bad, we sell it to the porter brewers. Hudson generally gave directions for the delivery of the ale, and sometimes Mr. Wyatt. The store ale was not fit for immediate use. I heard every thing that passed. The publicans do not give the draymen any thing for bringing ale. I never made Walkingshaw any offer to give evidence.

THOMAS FRIEND. I am a constable. I was at Walkingshaw's, and took Blake. I tapped him on the shoulder; he immediately called to Cox for a tickler. I produced my staff, and told him there was one. I told him I wanted the six notes he had received from Walkingshaw. He hesitated, and at last said they were in his right-hand pocket. I took them out, and asked him if any other person was concerned with him? he said there was not, and it was a bad job and he must make the best of it.

CHARLES BLEW . They are the notes I marked. Thes draymen never receive money, except for small order from strange customers.

BLAKE'S Defence. I took it by Hudson's order - He told me to bring back 6l.

FABB'S Defence. I took it out by Hudson's order.

PAYNE'S Defence. I know nothing about it.

BLAKE. - GUILTY . Aged 31.

FABB. - GUILTY . Aged 30.

PAYNE. - GUILTY . Aged 32.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-131

1563. THOMAS HAYES was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of October , two pair of stockings, value 4s. , the goods of Amos Mindenhall .

WILLIAM EDMONDS. On the 26th of October, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was passing Amos Min

denhall's shop, in Shoreditch , and saw the prisoner go in, and take a pair of stockings; I stopped him, and took one pair out of his bosom - He took another pair to the counter, and asked the price.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Confined Two Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-132

1564. JOHN PULLEN , WILLIAM RYLAND , RO-BERT BARNETT , and JAMES TING were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of October , from the person of Margaret Cameron , one pocket-book, value 6d.; one 2l., and three 1l. bank notes , the property of John Cameron .

MRS. MARGARET CAMERON. I am the wife of John Cameron, and live in Henrietta-street, Covent-garden. On the 26th of October, between one and two o'clock in the afternoon, I was going down Southampton-street , with my husband, looking at Mr. Raymond's funeral procession, which was passing, we were at the bottom of the street - I had hold of my husband's arm; several people passed - I felt a little brushing, which I attributed to the crowd. I afterwards felt a bustle, which I thought was my husband taking his handkerchief out, it did not draw my attention. One of the officers came up, and asked my husband if he had lost any thing? he said he had not, and told me to look - I immediately missed my pocket-book, which contained one 2l. and three 1l. bank notes. The officer shewed me the pocket-book after the prisoners were taken.

MR. JOHN CAMERON. I was with my wife. I did not see any person near me, in particular. The officers asked me if I had lost any thing? I had observed a bustle just before that between me and my wife, which I attributed to the crowd. When the prisoners were taken, the officers produced my wife's pocket-book.

WILLIAM JEFFERSON. I am an officer. I was in Southampton-street, while the procession was passing - I knew all the prisoners before, and saw them go up to Mr. and Mrs. Cameron - I had seen them in company together about four minutes before. I saw them crowding round Mr. and Mrs. Cameron, and watched them. When they went away, I sent Wilson immediately to ask if they had lost any thing-Mrs. Cameron missed her pocket-book. I followed the prisoners, and came up with Ryland, Barnett, and Ting, at the Carpenters' Arms, behind Exeter-change - I found them there; they were up in a corner together, in company. I said, "I am here as soon as you three." Barnett said, "What is the matter, master?" I told them to come into a private room - I wanted to search them-Pretty was with me; they went in. I do not know whether Ting went in. I found the room very dark - I asked for a candle; a little girl told me she could not give it to me. In the meantime, I observed Barnett putting something from his hand on the table, in the left-hand corner of the room, which was the darkest - I saw it glisten. I said, "That won't do, Bob, take it up again" - I told them to go into the tap-room, and I would search them there. I lit a piece of paper, and found a pocket-book under the cloth which laid on the knife-box. I found a pair of spectacles, a watch, and a handkerchief on Barnett. Mrs. Cameron claimed the pocket-book, with its contents - I secured them. Just as I finished searching them, Wilson brought Pullen in; we found nothing particular on him. I am sure I saw the four prisoners in company together, round Mr. and Mrs. Cameron, with another man, who is not in custody.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Pullen was taken afterwards. There were two other men in the room when I found the prisoners there.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I did not see them go into the house.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. There was a great crowd; they kept together all the way. They did not sell liquor at the house where I found them. The two other men remained in the room after I searched; they did not attempt to go out.

JOHN EDWARD WILSON. I am an officer. I was in Southampton-street with Jefferson, and saw all the prisoners there; I had seen them together for two or three minutes before I saw Mrs. Cameron - I was on the opposite side of the way. They kept close together, and went close up to Mr. and Mrs. Cameron, another man was with them at the time. I did not see any motion of their hands. I immediately went up to Mrs. Cameron, who complained of losing her pocket-book. We immediately went up the Strand, towards Temple-bar; I went to the other side of Exeter-change, returned back by myself, and went up Burleigh-street - Change-alley comes into that street - I saw Pretty standing at the door of the Carpenters' Arms there. I went in, and saw the prisoners, Ryland, Barnett, and Ting, in custody; I went to look for the others. I found Pullen coming up the Strand, on the same side of the way, and within three doors of Southampton-street, nearer to Temple-bar. I asked him how he did? he said, he was very well, and the procession was very handsome; we talked together. He asked me if I would have any think to drink? I told him I would not, but we were going to a public-house, and there we might drink with him, as there were some people there who would be glad to see him. I kept close to him, and took him into the Carpenters' Arms. Jefferson searched him, and told him what he was charged with.

ROBERT PRETTY. I was with Jefferson and Wilson in Southampton-street - I knew the prisoners before, and saw them with another man, who is not in custody; they were in company together. I saw them all go up to Mr. and Mrs. Cameron, they staid three or four minutes; I went up with Wilson-Mrs. Cameron missed her pocket-book. I accompanied Jefferson to the Carpenters' Arms, and found Barnett, Ting, and Ryland there. Jefferson said he wanted them, and took them into the next room-Barnett went in first. Jefferson said to Barnett, "that will not do." I saw something done. He got a light, and produced a pocket-book, which Mrs. Cameron afterwards claimed.

SAMUEL LACK. I am an officer. I saw the prisoners in company together, at the corner of St. Martin's-lane, on the 26th of October, about a quarter of an hour before the robbery. Shields was not with them; I knew them before.

PULLEN'S Defence. I was not in company with them. They found nothing on me.

TING'S Defence. I had been in the public-house five minutes before Jefferson came in.

PULLEN - GUILTY . Aged 68.

RYLAND - GUILTY . Aged 52.

BARNETT - GUILTY . Aged 60.

TING - GUILTY . Aged 34.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-133

1565. CHARLES BLAKE and LUKE COLLINS were indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , two harrels, value 2l., and 72 gallons of ale, value 8l. , the property of Henry Wyatt and Henry Earley Wyatt .

ABRAHAM HUDSON. I am storehouse clerk to Messrs. Henry and Henry Earley Wyatt, brewers , in Portpool-lane , the prisoners were their draymen , and employed at the same dray. I was present when they took two barrels of ale from the storehouse; they told me a publican would take a barrel or two, when they came home at night; Blake told me he had delivered two barrels to Salmon, and was to call another time for the money. Salmon, kept the White Horse, in Brick-lane. Blake told me two or three times that Salmon had not paid him for it - I never was paid for it. After I was taken up I mentioned this to Messrs. Wyatt.

Cross-examined by MR. REYNOLDS. The ale was in the course of regular delivery at this time. I was taken up for robbing my masters.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Did they know what was the regular load - A. They did.

THOMAS SALMON. I am a publican, and keep the White Horse, in Brick-lane. I knew the prisoner, Blake, he delivered two barrels of ale to me in the middle of May - I had not ordered them - I thought Mr. Wyatt had sent them. He said his master ordered him to bring them. I might have seen Collins before. Mr. Wyatt has sent amber to me several times without my ordering it.

Q. I ask you whether you have not often seen the other prisoner at the bar - A. I do not know him. (Go close to him.) - I am certain that I know nothing of him - I have no recollection of him - I have no knowledge of his having been at my house. I knew there was some other person with Blake. Blake applied to me for payment within three weeks or a month afterwards.

Q. About how long ago did he apply to you for payment - A. I cannot exactly say. He said, he came for the money for the beer, as the storehouse clerk wanted his share. I did not see him again till three weeks after.

Q. Tell me all that passed at that time - A. He did not tell me any sum. He said, "Let me have some money." I said, "What money? - I never pay you, I only pay the collecting clerk." He never said what sum he wanted - He met me in the street at this time.

Q. Did he, in your hearing, mention to your wife, or any other person, what sum of money he wanted - A. No.

Q. In about six weeks after he applied to you again - A. I met him in the street, he asked me for some drink, and said, "I hope you will pay me the money. I said,"I will pay you no money."

Q. Do you mean to swear he never mentioned any sum of money to you - A. No; I usually paid Mr. Blew every month.

Q. Six weeks had elapsed between the delivery and his applying to you for payment. Had the collecting clerk applied to you during that time for money - A. He had. My wife always paid. I never got a receipt for it.

Q. Has not your wife been subpoened here - A. She is very ill - She is not here.

Q. Why did you not say she was ill - A. My boy is ill; she is not ill. My boy is not expected to live. She did not go before the Grand Jury. The beer was afterwards taken away by Mr. Blew. Blake said, the storehouse clerk wanted him to get the money, as he was to have part of it. I told no person of it-that was three weeks after it was put down in the cellar. When beer comes in, either me or my wife signs the book; I never signed for it.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-134

1566. JOHN WARD and HARRIET SKENTON were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of October , part of a blanket, value 2s, and part of a counterpane, value 4s. , the goods of Mary Winter .

The goods having been let to the prisoners with a furnished room, and they not being indicted under that Act, they were ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-135

1567. JOHN WARD and ANN POPE were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of October , one curtain, value 8s., and three yards of fringe, value 1s , the goods of Thomas Gibbs .

No evidence. NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-136

1568. JOHN MAYHO . was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of October , one umbrella, value 2s., the goods of Eliza Shepherd , from her person .

ELIZA SHEPHERD. I am a straw-hat-maker . On the 21st of October, I was going up Hackney-road , about half-past eleven o'clock at night, the prisoner came up, and asked what made me in such a hurry, and where I was going? I said I was going home - I could not get rid of him; he kept pulling me about - He snatched my umbrella out of my hand and ran away - I ran after him down a turning; I called out Stop thief! and missed him. I saw him again running, but could not overtake him. I found my umbrella in the kennel. I went to the watchhouse, and gave information-it was close by the watchhouse.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I did not think he meant to rob me - He kept talking to me.

WILLIAM MATTHEWS. I am a constable. I took the prisoner into custody.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-137

1569. ANN LEE was indicted for feloniously taking and carrying away a certain female child, under the age of ten years (to wit, aged two years), with intent to deprive John Moseley , and Mary, his wife, its parents, of the possession of the said child .

SECOND COUNT. The same, only stating her intent to be

to steal one pinafore, value 4d., and one frock, value 2d., the goods of John Moseley .

MARY MOSELEY . I am the wife of John Moseley , who is a chimney-sweeper , and lives in Duke's-place, Chelsea . On the 25th of October, about weleven o'clock in the morning, my child was playing in the court - I missed her soon after, and went in search, but could not find her. I received information, and found the prisoner with my child at the Royal Hospital public-house-it had two songs in its hand-the prisoner also had songs. I said, "You wretch, what do you do with my child?" - She made no answer. The constable took her. She had not done any thing to it. I never saw her before. She was a mile from my house.

THOMAS CHITTLE. I am a waterman, and live at Chelsea. I saw the child with its father between eleven and twelve o'clock. About a quarter of an hour afterwards, I heard it was lost. I went home to dinner-after that, I saw its father searching the privy for it. I heard of the child from a young woman, went in search of it, and found the prisoner leading it down by College-walk. I got a constable, returned, and found her with it at the Royal Hospital public-house-it had two songs, in its hand; she had hold of its hand. This was an hour after it had been lost.

MARY PEARCE . On the 25th of October, I was at work - I go out ironing. As I returned from dinner, I went into the Royal Hospital public-house to get some beer, and saw the prisoner come in with the child, offering her songs for sale. I gave the child a halfpenny, seeing the woman in distress. The child went towards the door, the prisoner called her back, took it from her, and took the child up-in a few minutes the mother came in, and said, "You wretch! what do you do with my child?" and fainted away. The constable took the prisoner into custody.

Prisoner's Defence. I found the child at the top of Church-lane. I am innocent.

MARY PEARCE. I saw her bring the child in - She did not inquire any thing about it.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-138

1570. JANE CUSHION was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of October , one pair of sheets, value 4s., and one blanket, value 3s., the goods of John Geeves , in a lodging-room .

JOHN GEEVES . I am a shoe-maker . I let the prisoner a ready-furnished room at 5s. per week - She lodged about a fortnight with me. On the 4th of October I missed the blanket off my bed - She said she knew nothing of it. I missed the sheets also off her bed. I gave her in charge, and the officer found the duplicates on her.

JAMES MULLINS . I am a patrol. I took the prisoner in charge, and found the duplicates on her.

ABRAHAM SHOOTS. I am a pawnbroker. I have a sheet, which the prisoner pledged with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-139

1571. JOSEPH CART ER was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of October , one coat, value 2s. , the goods of Joseph Brandy .

JOSEPH BRANDY . I am a gardener , and live at Bromley. On the 28th of October-it rained very hard - I went into a chop-house in Whitechapel-road , and hung my coat by the fire; the prisoner came in, had four-penny worth of soup, and went out - I turned round and missed my coat - He was brought back with it.

JAMES RICHARDSON. I live near the house. I heard the alarm, followed, took the prisoner, with the coat, and brought him back - He was drunk, and said it was his own.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-140

1572. CHARLOTTE WALKER was indicted for that she, on the 17th of October , unlawfully, maliciously, and feloniously (that is to say), by menacing and threatening to charge and accuse John Ealey , of having attempted to commit the detestable and abominable crime of b-g-y with her, demanded money of him, with a felonious intent to rob him, and his monies from his person to steal .

The words used by the prisoner did not amount to the charge laid in the indictment. The particulars are of too indecent a nature for publication.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-141

1573. THOMAS GRANT was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of October , 21lbs. of snuff, value 10s. , the goods of Ann Beach .

ANN BEACH. I keep a snuff-shop in Long-acre . On the 25th of October, at ten o'clock at night, I heard the door give a gentle crack. I looked through the window, and saw the prisoner, and another man, in the shop. I went into the shop, and saw the other man leaning over my counter, in the act of taking something. As I came into the shop he ran out with a jar of snuff-the prisoner asked me for a pennyworth of tobacco. I ran after the man - I could not find him; I returned, thinking the prisoner might rob me. I asked him why he let the man go out? he said he wanted a penny worth of tobacco. I had the prisoner taken up as an accomplice. He said he saw the jar under the man's arm, but he had no business with it.

THOMAS WALKER. I live with the prosecutrix. On the 25th of October, about ten o'clock at night, I obscrved the prisoner and two others lurking about the prosecutrix's window - I watched them - I looked very hard at the prisoner; they moved from the window. I went up stairs. I

had not been up more than a minute before Mrs, Beach gave the alarm. I came down, and saw the prisoner in the shop. Mrs. Beach said she had lost a jar of snuff - I said I had seen the prisoner lurking about - I secured him. I am sure he is the man.

Prisoner's Defence. I went into the shop to get some tobacco.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-142

1574. GEORGE GREEN was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of October , one coat, value 5s. , the goods of Zachariah Underwood .

ZACHARIAH UNDERWOOD. I was laying down the gas-pipes in the New-road , my coat hung on the rails; about half-past ten o'clock in the morning the prisoner was brought back with it.

JAMES PINCKERTON. I am a contractor for laying down gas-pipes; the mens' clothes hung on the rails-the prisoner was pointed out to me, with the coat, I ran and secured him, and took it from him. He begged forgiveness, and said he was starving.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SAMEUL LACK. I took the prisoner into custody, and found 6s.9d. upon him.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-143

1675. THOMAS JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of October , one pair of breeches, value 5s. , the goods of William Goodburn .

WILLIAM GOODBURN. I live in Paternoster-row, Spitalfields . On the 20th of October the breeches hung at my door; I saw the prisoner take them off, and put them under his apron - I ran out and secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-144

1576. CHARLOTTE WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of October , one veil, value 4s.; one shawl, value 1s.; one pair of boots, value 1s.; one pair of stays, value 2s.; one wine glass, value 6d.; three towels, value 1s., and three feathers, value 2s., the goods of Richard Jones ; one glass tumbler, value 8d.; one pair of snuffers, value 1s., and one plate, value 1s. , the goods of Joseph Stockley .

MARIA JONES . I am the wife of Richard Jones ; I had come from Wales, and lived in Arthur-street - the prisoner lived in the same street. On the 26th of October, I had been to a public-house with her, she came home with me and put me to bed - I had been drinking-next morning I missed my property.

JOSEPH STOCKLEY . I keep the house, the prosecutrix lodged with me - She is a staymaker; on the 26th of October the prisoner came home with her. Jones was a little in liquor.

CHARLES DOWNER. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Golden-lane. On the 27th of October the prisoner pledged a shirt with me.

JOHN TWEEDY . I am a constable; I took the prisoner in charge, and found the pair of boots on her feet.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found a bundle, with the shift.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18171029-145

1577. WILLIAM SAYERS was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of October , one purse, value 5s. , the goods of Christopher Newsam .

ELIZA NEWSAM. I am the aughter of Christopher Newsam, who is a perfumer , and lives in the City-road . On the 21st of October the prisoner came into the shop, reached over the counter, and took the purse out of the glass-case, put it into his hat, and ran off. I am sure he is the man. I gave the alarm; he was pursued and taken immediately.

WILLIAM SPENCER. I heard the alarm, and stopped the prisoner; he said he had thrown the purse into the area - I could not find it.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Whipped and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-146

1578. JOHN PORTER was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of October , one hat, value 2s. , the goods of John Knight .

JOHN KNIGHT. I am a builder , and live in Eustoncrescent. On the 16th of October, I was called up, and found the prisoner in custody, in the passage, with my hat.

JOHN COOPER . I was at work opposite, and saw the prisoner lurking about while the servant was sweeping the door; she left the door open and went in. I saw him creep in on his hands and feet. There was cry of stop thief! and he was taken. I picked up the hat.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-147

1579. PATRICK KIEUGHREY was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of October , one coat, value 5s. , the goods of Ann Holland .

ANN HOLLAND. I keep a clothes shop at Chelsea ; the prisoner came into my shop, took up the coat, and ran away. I am sure he is the man.

DAVID MILLER. I am a soldier, and lodge in the house-the prisoner was there several times that day; I heard the counter-flap go down, he went out, I followed, but could not overtake him. He was sober.

MATTHEW CUDDY. The prisoner came to lodge with me; he asked me to take care of the coat for him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was intoxicated.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-148

1580. JOHN HOWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of September , one till, value 1s., and 6s. 3d., in monies numbered , the property of Edward Hemingway .

EDWARD HEMINGWAY. I am a currier , and live in Leman-street, Whitechapel . On the 26th of September, having lost about I cwt. of lead, I placed myself in a dark passage, which commanded a view of my shop-after watching sometime, I saw a youth pass my door, about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, in about a minute he came into the shop; he stopped there a short time, and went out; he came in again, looked round, tried the till, and went out-immediately after the prisoner came in - He took up a dozen of calf-skins, but did not take them away; at last he reached over and took the till, which contained 6s. 3d., and ran out; I went after him and took him into custody, with the till under his arm.

(Till produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Whipped and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-149

1581. CHARLES GODFREY was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of October , one truck, value 30s. , the goods of James Edwards .

JAMES EDWARDS. I am a porter , and live in Bath-street, Hackney-road. On the 24th of October, about four o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner hired my truck for an hour or two; he said he had taken a house opposite to me, and was going to remove his goods. The truck not being brought home that night, I enquired, and found he had not taken the house. I went to New Inn-yard, where he said he lived, but could not find him. I have never found the truck.

Cross-examined. I never saw the prisoner before.

SUSANNAH EDWARDS, I am the wife of the last witness, I delivered the truck to the prisoner - I am certain he is the man. He said he was going to open a shop opposite.

REBECCA SALISBURY. I live in Caroline-street. On the 24th of October, the prisoner came to the house opposite to me, which was to let - I showed him the bottom of the house. I am certain the prisoner is the man. This was the day of the robbery.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw one of the witnesses.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined One Year , and Whipped ,

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-150

1582. HENRY JAMES and ANN BARNSLEY were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of September , one watch, value 2l. 10s.; one seal, value 1s.; and one key, value 2d., the goods of Augustine Keitzman , from his person .

AUGUSTINE KEITZMAN. I am a clock-maker . I met the prisoner, Barnsley, at the Catherine-wheel, in Essex-street, Whitechapel, about two o'clock in the afternoon; I drank with her, and went home with her in Essex-street , she went out and brought the other prisoner in, who drank with us - They began playing with me; Janies ran out - I missed my watch.

MOSES FORTUNE. I am an officer. I took the prisoners into custody. NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex, Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-151

1583. WILLIAM ASHFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of October , one brass skillet, value 9s. , the goods of William Wray .

THOMAS THOMPSON. I am an officer. On the 16th of October, I was in Holborn, and saw the prisoner, in company with another man, loitering about the prosecutor's shop-one of them went to the door, pulled the skillet down, and ran away - They threw it into the road. I laid hold of the prisoner, the other got away.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was returning home, and they took me. I am innocent.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-152

1584. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of October , two pair of stockings, value 2s.; one apron, value 6d.; one shift, value 1s.; one pocket-book, value 2d.; and two 3s. bank tokens , the property of Sophia Payne ; and WINIFRED SULLIVAN was indicted for feloniously receiving, on the same day, two pair of stockings, value 2s.; one apron, value 6d.; and one shift, value 1s., part or parcel of the said goods, well knowing them to have been feloniously stolen .

SOPHIA PAYNE. I live in Little Windmill-street . I lodged in the back garret, and the prisoner, Jones, lived in the front garret, with his father. On the 27th of October, I came home between one and two o'clock and found my door unlocked; I went out a little before eight o'clock. I am certain I had locked the door - I locked it again, and went out at two o'clock; I looked round my room and saw a box open - I thought I might have left it open myself; I did not know that anything had been taken. I returned a little after ten o'clock at night, and saw my landlady, and told her that my door had been opened. I went up stairs without a light, took the key to open it, and found it again unlocked; I struck a light and saw a small mahogany box, where I kept my money, placed on the table - I looked round my room and missed a clean shift, which I had placed on the bed. I went to the landlady and told her what I had missed, and staid with her till her husband came home; we went up stairs, and missed the articles stated in the indictment. The landlady found that the door had been forced-the edge and the door-post had been broken-it had not been forced with any great violence. The next morning, the prisoner, Jones, was taken up.

ANN WARE . I live on the second floor in the house. On Sunday morning, Mrs. Payne told me she had been robbed, and told me to take notice of anybody who came down; I was sitting in my room and heard a great noise at her door, up stairs; I went out, went up a few stairs, and saw the prisoner, Jones, opening her door with a fork - I ran up and called out, "here is the thief!" he ran into his mother's room - I took him back and shewed him the fork, which he had left in the door; he at first denied having been near the door - He then acknowledged he had been there twice the day before. I sent for Mrs. Payne - She gave him in charge.

GEORGE MANLEY . On Monday morning, the prisoner, Jones, brought me down a pair of stockings, and asked me if I knew where I could go and sell them; I told him

I thought Mrs. Sullivan would buy them; I took them to her - He said he would wait at the chapel steps, in Peter-street, while I took them to her - She had only got two-pence halfpenny. I came out - He gave me an halfpenny out of it. He went up stairs again and brought down a shift and an apron - I took them to Sullivan, she was going out with her milk pails, she went in doors and took them - She had no halfpence - She was to give me 4d. for the two. He went up stairs again and brought down a pocket-book, we took that down as far as Peter-street, and he waited at the corner of the chapel steps; I came back again to him with the pocket-book, gave it to him, and said I would have nothing more to do with it; I told him I would give him the halfpenny back to-morrow. He went home, and I also went home; Jones threw the pocket-book into the brewer's cellar, at the sign of the Cock, in Cock-court. I took two pair of stockings to Sullivan, the first time.

EDMUND PEPPER. I am a constable. I was sent for, and took the prisoner, Jones, into custody; he said Manley had encouraged him to rob the prosecutrix - He said Manley asked him if there was anybody, who lodged in the house, that went out to work, and he told him, yes; Manley then said, "what a fool he was that he did not break open the door and rob them," and that Manley said he would bring him a bunch of keys if he would unlock the door-but as he could not procure the keys, he persuaded him to break it open with a fork; and that he brought the things down, and gave them to Manley, who took them to Sullivan's, in Peter-street; he afterwards saw him, and he refused to give him any money for what he had received for them. He described Manley to me, and I took him - He denied it before the magistrate, and afterwards confessed he had carried the thigns. Plank and I went to Sullivan's, and found her husband, intoxicated, by the fire; as soon as we entered the apartment there was a sort of an alarm; young Sullivan was melting some pewter, which we thought were pots - He ran under the bed and hid himself. Plank found a pair of stockings in the room, which was claimed as part of the property; when the prisoner, Sullivan, was brought to the watch-house, the shift was found on her back.

SAMUEL PLANK . I am an officer. I went to Mrs. Sullivan's, in Peter-street; she placed herself in the door-way - I was under the necessity of forcing myself in; her eldest son ran to the bed and put something into it; I put my hand in, and found it was hot pewter. I searched a box, and found a pair of stockings - I asked her how they came there? she said a boy had left them with her son the day before; I asked her where the shift, apron, and other things were that he had brought; she said she knew nothing about anything, except the stockings, which were left with her youngest son; I found her youngest son, and asked her if that was him, she said, "yes;" he said nobody had left any stockings with him - I took her to the office. I desired the prosecutrix to look at the shift she had on her back; she immediately called out, "she has my shift on her back." I made her take it off.

THOMAS COOKE. I found the pocket-book on the top of a butt in the cellar, at the sign of the Cock, at the corner of Cock-court.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SULLIVAN'S Defence. The boy brought me the stockings - I was going out with my milk; he said he came honestly by them.

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

SULLIVAN - GUILTY . Aged 49.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-153

1585. LUKE ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of October , three pints of rum, value 3s.; and two bottles, value 4d. , the goods of Thomas Halford .

THOMAS HALFORD. I am a publican . I employed the prisoner to enlarge my cellar; West gave me information. I missed six gallons of rum.

JOHN WEST. I am a boot-maker. The prisoner asked me to buy a bottle of rum of him, which he said he had from Greenwich; I gave him 3s., for it. I told the landlord.

THOMAS HALFORD , re-examined. I considered it my property - I tasted it.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-154

1586. WILLIAM REYNOLDS was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of October , one watch, value 30s. , the goods of James Wooderson .

JAMES WOODERSON. I am a weaver , and live at Mileend . On the 30th of October, I left the prisoner, and my watch, in the room - He slept with me; when I returned to dinner, I missed him and the watch. I found the watch at Ratcliff's.

JOSEPH COHEN . I am servant to John Ratcliff. On the 30th of October, the prisoner wanted to buy a pair of trowsers in exchange for the watch. I gave him 8s., for it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18171029-155

1587. JAMES HODGES was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of November , twenty Flanders bricks, value 3s. , the goods of William Westway .

CHARLES CLARKE. I am servant to William Westway , who deals in Flanders bricks , &c. On the 1st of November, between five and six o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner take the bricks out of the yard and hide them-there was another man assisting him.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.


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