Old Bailey Proceedings, 1st April 1818.
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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, 1st of APRIL, 1818, and following Days; Being the Fourth Session in the Mayoralty of THE RIGHT HON. CHRISTOPHER SMITH , 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.

1818.

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 CHRISTOPHER SMITH , Esq. LORD MAYOR of the City of London; the Right Honourable Edward Lord Ellenborough , Chief Justice of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir Robert Dallas, Knt. one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir Richard Carr Glyn, Bart; Sir Sir James Shaw , Bart; Thomas Smith , Esq.; Sir William Domville , Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir John Silvester , Bart. Recorder of the said City; Samuel Goodbehere , Esq., and Robert Albion Cox , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Newman Knowlys , Esq. Common Sergeant of the said City, his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

Robert Kemp Shepherd ,

Evan Evans ,

Benjamin Shadbolt ,

William Roper ,

Charles Gibson ,

James Corrock ,

John Morren ,

David Price ,

Thomas Dancey ,

Peter Pearson ,

William Butterfield ,

George Sowerby .

First Middlesex Jury.

John Dixon ,

Nicholas Byerley ,

George Harlow ,

George Cathroe ,

William Stark ,

John Gunby ,

James Trotter ,

Henry Long ,

Henry Jackson ,

Richard Living .

Thomas Rich ,

Robert Raddon .

Second Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Burn ,

William Bridges ,

Paul White ,

Joseph Heeley ,

John Slade ,

Daniel Papprill ,

Thomas Cradock ,

John Davis ,

William Watson ,

Thomas Holt ,

John Epps ,

Martin Doyle .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, APRIL 1, 1818.

SMITH, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION.

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529. JOHN ROBERTS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of March , two coats, value 16s., and one pair of pantaloons, value 8s. , the goods of Francois Marquis de Borbon Conty .

To which indictment the prisoner pleaded GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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530. JAMES BALL was indicted for a Rape .

The prosecutrix not appearing, and affidavits being read, proving she was served with notice of the prisoner's intention of taking his trial this day, he was

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J. Ellenborough.

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531. JOSEPH JONES was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Hemmings , about nine o'clock in the night of the 17th of March , at St. John the Evangelist, Westminster , with intent to steal .

JOHN HEMMINGS . I rent a house in Little Peter-street, Westminster . I live in the front room on the first-floor, and let the rest of the house out in lodgings, but the whole house is mine. On the 17th of March, between eight and nine o'clock at night, Mary Gassine came into my room and said there were thieves in the back yard. I went into the back yard, and saw a piece of glass broken out of one of the squares in the back window-the window was half open; I looked in and saw the prisoner walking backwards and forwards in the room; I ordered him to walk out, which he did, and I collared him as he was coming out of the window. I asked him what he got there for? he said for a night's lodging. He had got in at the window, it was shut before - He broke the window, it was tied with a cord; I had not fastened it.

EDWARD GREEN . Hemmings gave the prisoner in my charge for entering the house.

THOMAS PACKER . I fastened the window with a cord. I saw it fastened about half an hour before the prisoner was taken-it is a sash-window; I tied the cord round the button of the window-it must have been entered by violence, and the glass afterwards broken. The room is on the ground-floor, I rent it with the shop. I saw the prisoner in custody-there was nothing found on him.

WILLIAM COLES . I am the prosecutor's nephew. I was at the house on the 17th of March, the prisoner was found there-nothing was found on him; he said he came there for a night's lodging - He did not say where he lived.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw the door open, and went into the yard for a night's lodging, as I was taken ill.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J. Ellenborough.

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532. THOMAS SODAR was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of March , at St. Margaret's, Westminster , in the dwelling-house of Mary Davis , widow, one hat, value 10s.; one pair of pantaloons, value 5s.; one coat, value 10s.; one waistcoat, value 5s.; one pair of braces, value 6d.; two handkerchiefs, value 3s.; 10s. in monies numbered, and two 1l. bank notes , the property of David Davis .

DAVID DAVIS . I have been a milkman about two years since. I lodge at Mrs. Davis's, who is a widow, and rents a house in Goodman's-lane , in the parish of St. Margaret, Westminster; I have lodged there three weeks, and sleep with another young man; the prisoner slept in the same room, with another man, in the next bed to me - He lodged there before me-there were three beds in the room. On the 16th of March I went to bed about ten o'clock at night, the prisoner had gone to bed at eight; he got up about five o'clock the next morning, I missed all my clothes when he was gone. My pantaloons were taken from under my pillow, there were two 1l. notes and ten shillings, in silver, in the pockets; the rest of the articles stated in the indictment were taken off my bed-my clothes cost me above 4l. 15s., and I had only worn them twice. About four days after the prisoner was apprehended at Chelsea, by Edmunds; we found my hat on his head - He left his own hat in the room.

WHITING EDMUNDS . On Good Friday I received information, and went with the prosecutor to the Cheshire Cheese, at Chelsea, and found the prisoner there; he slipped out of the house, we followed, and called out,

Stop thief! I caught him and brought him back-the prosecutor claimed the hat which was on his head.

(Hat produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Another man slept with me - He went out before me. I took the hat by mistake.

DAVID DAVIS re-examined. I am sure the prisoner is the man who slept in the room, he never returned to his lodgings - We took him four days after.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 18.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

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533. JOHN PERKINS , HENRY SINGER , and JOHN ELMHURST were indicted for feloniously assaulting Joshua Colledge , on the King's highway, on the 26th of February , at St. Botolph without Aldgate , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one hat, value 2s., and 13s. in monies numbered, his property .

JOSHUA COLLEDGE . I am a shoemaker , and live in Cartwright-street, Rosemary-lane. On the 6th of February, John Ford , a shipmate of mine, came to see me, I left my house about ten o'clock, and went with him to a public-house at the top of Butcher-row - We had been to one public-house before that; that was the last we were at, we only had a pot of beer, and remained there until about half-past eleven o'clock. When we got out of the house Ford stopped for a necessary purpose, I missed him, and went into the Sampson and Lion, public-house, to look for him, but he was not there. I called for a pint of beer, the prisoner, Perkins, who was there, laid down three pence, and said make it a pot; I took it up, and gave sixpence-the other two prisoners were with him. I joined them in drinking the pot of beer, they asked me, I did not know them before; I was about half an hour talking to them-there were several other persons in the house. I was perfectly sober. There was a candle over the box where we sat. I never saw the prisoners before. Elmhurst, in particular, conversed with me. When the beer was drank, Perkins said, let us have another; I said it was time to go home; he said he would go with me. When we got out of the door he took hold of my left arm, the other two followed; he said we will go and have a girl - I said I had only got three pence. As we went on I said, we have got too far - He said come a little further. When I got to Tower-hill I looked round and asked if the other two were in company with us? immediately as I said so, Singer knocked me down with his fist, I fell from the force of the blow, and called Murder! when one of them put his hand to my mouth; I tried to get up and received another blow on my cheek, which knocked the skin off. One of them put his hand to my mouth to prevent my calling out, but I pushed his hand away, and called out murder, a second time. There were several lights but no watchmen. Twelve shillings and two sixpences were taken from my pocket, and my hat was also taken from me. I was very ill used, and received a blow on my left arm. I am sure I had all the money in my pocket when I left the public-house - I felt it in my pocket. I told the prisoners I had only three pence, because I did not wish any person to know what I had about me. Perkins had hold of my arm, and the other two were near enough to hear me say I had only got three pence; I do not know whether they heard me ask if they were in company - They went away. I was stunned with the blow I had received. The patrol came up, we went after them, and saw Singer in the public-house, standing against a box, about a quarter of a mile from the place where I was robbed-it was about a quarter of an hour after; he stood against the box, and Perkins stood by the fire; I pointed them out to the patrol, and told him that Singer was the man who knocked me down-there were several other persons in the house at the time, but I did not see the other prisoner there. I am sure they are the men, I knew them again immediately I saw them. I never saw my hat after. When I saw the prisoners at the public-house they had hats on, but not mine.

Cross-examined. I left my house about ten o'clock. I stopped at a public-house, and stopped at three public-houses before we got to the Lion. I had a glass of gin at two of the houses, and a glass of gin and water at the other, and had a pot of beer between four of us, and a pot at the last house. I got to the Sampson and Lion about twelve o'clock, I had changed a 1l. note at a public-house before I got there, and another 1l. note at the first public-house. I had spent 2s.6d.

Q. Why did you change the second note - A. To shew my shipmates that I had plenty of money. I had 1l. 13s. in silver, when I left the Sampson and Lion; I had seventeen shillings in my fob, and thirteen shillings in my other pocket, which, with 2s.6d. spent, and sixpence for the beer, made up 33s.

Q. Do you remember any person calling upon you the next morning - A. A person offered me the money to make it up; he said I should not get my expences, and that I should sell the men for the blood-money.

COURT. Q. How soon did you miss your money - A. As soon as I got to the watch-house, I found my pocket turned out and the money gone. I called out murder, and Burt, the patrol, came up.

JOHN BURT . I am a patrol. About twelve o'clock I was going round my beat, and heard the cry of murder; three men passed me, walking, one was foremost, and the other two were following about forty yards from him - They were about 100 yards from where the cry was. I asked them what the cry of murder was on the hill? they said they were only having a lark among themselves, and one of them had called murder. I went up to the prosecutor, and found him just got off the ground, one side of him was all over dirt; he said he had been knocked down and robbed of his hat, but said nothing about his money; he said he should know the men again. I told him three men had just passed me. We went down East Smithfield, to the Sampson and Lion, and found Perkins and Singer there - He said they were the men; I and the watchman secured them and took them to the watch-house - They were not drinking, they were standing up. Several persons were drinking there; the prosecutor knew them immediately, and looked round for the other, but could not see him. I searched the prisoners, but found nothing on them. When the prosecutor got to the watch-house he found his pocket turned out, and missed his money - He had no hat on.

Cross-examined. I saw no woman standing near the prosecutor; he did not know that he had lost his money until he got to the watch-house. Perkins went quietly

with me. Nothing was found on them. The other prisoner was taken the next day.

JOHN CLIPTON . I am a watchman. I was calling a quarter past twelve o'clock, when the patrol called me to his assistance; I went to the Sampson and Lion with him, and saw the prosecutor without his hat - He was all over mud on one side; the right side of his face was swelled near his eye, apparently with a blow - He said he had been knocked down and robbed, and the prisoners were the men. I collared Singer, he resisted, and said he would not be collared, and twisted out of my hand, but I caught him again. We searched them at the watch-house, but found nothing on them; we did not search them before.

JOHN SHAW . I am constable of St. Botolph, Aldgate. I took Perkins and Singer to the watch-house on Thursday night, the 26th of February, about half-past twelve o'clock. The prosecutor described the other man to me, I knew him, and apprehended him on board the Apollo ship in the London Docks; I saw him on deck, and told him I wanted him; he took me below, and asked what for? I told him he knew what it was for; he then said,"Is it about last night? I never did so before-have you got the others in custody?" I said I had. He then said he would tell the truth, "that the tallest man knocked him down, and he went away and left them-that it was not him." I took him from the description I received. Perkins said he had hold of the prosecutor's arm, and two men came and knocked him down. I asked why he did not take them? he said he did not know it was any harm.

JOSHUA COLLEDGE re-examined. Singer knocked me down. I did not see Elmhurst do any thing, he was with the others. Perkins had hold of my arm, I do not know whether he struck me, but it must have been more than one person that struck me. I was very much hurt.

PERKINS'S Defence. I spent the night at my sister's, and met the prosecutor, intoxicated - He asked me where I was going; we went into the Sampson and Lion, he called for a pot of beer; I walked out with him, he turned round and asked if the other two were in company, I knew nothing of them-one of them ran up and knocked him down. I returned to the public-house.

SINGER'S Defence. He asked me to go and have a girl with him, and I left him.

ELMHURST'S Defence. They took me on board a ship-the officer gave me two pints of beer.

JOHN SHAW re-examined. Elmburst was sober when I took him.

PERKINS - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 22.

SINGER - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 23.

ELMHURST - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 20.

Recommended to Mercy.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

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534. JANE CARTER was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edward Turbill , about twelve o'clock in the night of the 10th of March , at St. Marylebone , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein 80lbs. of bacon, value 4l. 7s.; 56lbs. of butter, value 3l. 18s.; 80lbs. of cheese, value 2l.14s.; 20 savoiloys, value 2s.; four loaves of bread, value 1s.; one wooden till, value 1s. 6d., and 20s. in copper monies numbered, his property .

EDWARD TURBILL. On the 10th of March I went to bed about half-past eleven o'clock at night - I made all my doors fast; I got up about twenty minutes before six the next morning, and found my front street-door open-it was light then - I heard no noise in the night. I immediately missed the articles stated in the indictment, which were in my shop when I went to bed. My till contained about twenty shillings in copper, and a few shillings. The two sides of bacon were worth 3l. 18s. About eight o'clock that morning the prisoner came to my shop for some pickles, and appeared confused, which made me think she knew something of the robbery; I got a constable, and told him the prisoner had been for some pickles, we went to No. 12, Little James-street, Lisson-green, to a room where she lodged, and found most of the property there. The constable took her. There was a T chalked on the bacon, by which I knew it.

RICHARD COATES . I am a constable. On the 10th of March, at ten o'clock at night, I was at a public-house near the prosecutor's, the prisoner came in about eleven, with three or four men, one of them called for a pot of beer, the landlord refused drawing any, it being late, but he drew it at last. When they had drank it he told them he was going to shut up, and all went out; I followed them, the prisoner went into the middle of the road, and talked to a man named Cox. Next morning I heard of the robbery, and examined the house; I found the front door had been opened by lifting up the iron bar - They are folding-doors, and which might be forced open far enough to lift the bar up. The last time I saw the prisoner was about twenty minutes after eleven o'clock at night - She knew me very well to be a constable. I went to look for the men. In about half an hour the prosecutor said he heard the things were concealed in her room; I went there with Smith, to No. 12, Little James-street, in the one-pair back room, she lived in that room; I found the door padlocked - She was gone out; we forced the lock, went in, and found most of the property, covered over, some of it in the bed, and some under-part of the bacon had been cut off and fried - I found the remains of it in the room, the prosecutor claimed it. I went to look for the prisoner, and met her about a hundred yards down Lisson-street, and told her I wanted her, as she was suspected of the robbery. I took her to the watch-house and searched her, I found the padlock key of her own room in her pocket, and two shillings upon her; she said she did not take the bacon. She said she had been to the prosecutor's for some pickles, and went our again for some starch, and intended to tell him where his things were, but did not.

RICHARD SMITH . I saw T marked on the two whole sides of bacon; some bacon had been dressed in the frying-pan, the remains of it were in the frying-pan, and one piece appeared cleaned ready to go into the saucepan, which was on the fire. There was 56lbs. of butter in a cask under a cloth, which the prosecutor knew. The prisoner sent me to a woman, whom, she said, had slept in her house the greatest part of the night.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went out at half-past seven o'clock in the evening, and got into company with some

men and women, went home with them, and staid there until past seven o'clock the next morning; I returned home, and found the things in my lodging.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 24.

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J.Ellenborough.

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535. THOMAS HEADLEY was indicted for feloniously assaulting Daniel Smith the younger , on the King's highway, on the 23d of March , at St. Mary Matfelon, alias Whitechapel , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch-chain, value 2s.; one seal, value 15s., and one key, value 5s., his property .

DANIEL SMITH, JUN. On the 23rd of March, between ten and eleven o'clock at night, as I, my father, and my cousin, were returning down Whitechapel-road from the White Horse, at Stepney-green, we were passing the Red Lion in Whitechapel-road, my father went into the passage to tie his stocking up, some men stood on each side the door, and put out their legs across to throw him down; my cousin, Charles Rogers , went up to the door, down; immediately received a blow from one of them - I immediately went up, and was struck myself; I was coming away, when I was surrounded by several of them, the prisoner, who was one of them, shoved me, and laid hold of my watch-chain-the swivel of the watch broke; I immediately laid hold of the prisoner, and called out,

"I have lost my watch!" I thought it was gone, but he only got the gold seal and key, and metal chain - They broke from my watch - I have never seen them since; my cousin was behind me, and laid hold of me round the waist, he then collared the prisoner, and never let him go until he got him to the watch-house-my father also laid hold of him.

Cross-examined. I was not in the passage with my father. I did not notice the prisoner until he laid hold of my chain.

Q. Will you swear he is the man who took it - A. I do. I went with him to the watch-house; I did not go any where else. There was a great crowd-the prisoner was never let go.

DANIEL SMITH , SEN. I was with my son. I went into the passage of the Red Lion, to tie my stocking up, and several men put their feet forward to throw me down. I returned to my son, who called for assistance - He pointed to the prisoner, and said he was the man who had got his watch; I and William Rogers seized him; several attempts were made to rescue him. My son afterwards found the chain was broken, and his watch safe.

WILLIAM ROGERS . I was with my cousin; he called out that his watch was gone; I clasped him round the waist, caught hold of the prisoner by his sleeve, and never let him go; my uncle took hold of him, and gave him in charge.

JOHN PARTRIDGE . I am constable of the night. The prisoner was brought into the watch-house charged with the robbery.

Prisoner's Defence. I was returning from the Fair, and saw the crowd. One of them took me, and charged me with the robbery of the watch, and then he said it was his seal; I told him he might search me, but he would not.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 26.

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J.Ellenborough.

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536. CHARLES BLAND was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of February , 50lbs. of lead, value 5s., belonging to John Johnson , and then fixed to a certain building of his .

SECOND COUNT, for feloniously ripping and cutting the said lead, with intent to steal it.

JOHN JOHNSON. On Sunday the 1st of February, about five o'clock in the afternoon, I was in my warehouse, in Scotland-yard , and saw the prisoner come on the roof, and make use of a chisel and knife, which had been left there the night before-he cut about 50lbs. of lead off. I called to him, and he ran away. I got on the roof and said I would shoot him if he ran, he then surrendered. I gave him in charge. I had lost lead before, which made me watch. The lead was fixed to the building.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J. Ellenborough.

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537. WILLIAM ROBERTSHAW was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Parker , about seven o'clock in the night of the 4th of March , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein one thermometer, value 8s., his property .

JAMES PARKER. I am an optician , and live in Oxford-street . On the 4th of March, about seven o'clock in the evening, as I returned home I saw the prisoner and three or four others, about my window-it was quite dark-the lights were lit, but the shop-door was open. I went up to the window, they went away; I crossed the street and watched them; I came across again, and caught the prisoner with his hand in the window - I collared him; he was in the act of drawing the thermometer out; he had moved it from the place where it was, but had not got it out of the window. I saw him with his fingers under it. The other boys escaped.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The Court ruled, that the shop-door being open, the prisoner could not be convicted of breaking and entering.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Of Stealing only. Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

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538. WILLIAM CLARE was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of March, at St. Clement Danes , 12lbs. of candles, value 1l.16s., the goods of Francis Glossop , privately in his shop .

FRANCIS GLOSSOP . I live in Compton-street, Soho . On the 3d of March, in the evening, I was in my counting-house, my wife was in the shop. I heard a noise in the street and came forward, when the officer brought the prisoner in with two papers of candles, which were mine; he begged for mercy.

Prisoner. Q. What parish do you live in - A.St. Ann's.

SAMUEL FURZEMAN . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner with the candles.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Of Stealing, but not privately.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J. Ellenborough.

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539. WILLIAM JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of February , 1s.5d. in monies numbered , the property of Thomas Elkin .

THOMAS ELKIN . I am a porter at Leadenhall-market. The prisoner came to me and said he could get me a birth on board a ship, but he could not go on board till Monday; he slept at my house that night, and in the morning I missed 1s.5d. off my table-on the Tuesday following he was taken. I asked him how he came to serve me so? he said he did take my money, and offered me a shilling towards it.

BENJAMIN BEAVIS . I am an officer. On the 17th of February I took the prisoner; he said he did take the money, and offered to return a shilling.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J. Ellenborough.

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540. JAMES BRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of January , one shawl, value 2s., the goods of John Waters , from the person of Sarah Ann , his wife .

SARAH ANN WATERS . I live in Pigeon-court, Ray-street. I am not married.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

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541. WILLIAM OLIVER was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of February , one muff, value 2l., the goods of Jane Handley , privately in her shop .

The prosecutrix not appearing, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-14

542. JOHN MILWOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of March , three coats, value 5l.; twelve waistcoats, value 2l.; five pair of pantaloons, value 1l.; three pair of breeches, value 6s.; one pair of boots, value 1l.; six shirts, value 2l.; six pair of gaiters, value 4s.; two pair of shoes, value 4s.; six pair of drawers, value 3s.; one dressing-gown, value 7s.; one cloak, value 8s., and one piece of silk, value 2s., the goods of Thomas Sanders Bateman , Esq. , in the dwelling-house of John Mawdsley .

THOMAS SANDERS BATEMAN , ESQ. I am a Major-General in the East India Company's Service ; the prisoner lived servant with me for ten months, during which time I travelled about to various places. On the 18th of March I lived at Mr. Mawdsley's house, in Princes-square , the prisoner had the care of my trunks; I received information, and asked him for the keys - He made various excuses, which made me suspect him. I told him to bring the keys to me at eleven o'clock on the 18th of March; he did not come, nor could I find him. I found my large trunk was moved from my dressing-room; I discovered him at the stable, and asked him about it - He said it was at his lodging. I do not know what parish the house is in.

SAMUEL PLANK . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge, and found thirty-three duplicates of the property upon him, pledged with Mr. Baylis, in Portland-street, and the key of the prosecutor's trunks; he begged for mercy. The property had been pledged at different times.

JOHN M'DONALD. I am shopman to Mr. Baylis. The prisoner pledged the articles stated in the indictment with me, at different times.

Prisoner. I am sorry for it.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Of Stealing to the value of 39s. only.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-15

543. EDWARD YOUNG . WILLIAM SMITH , and ABRAHAM WHITE were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Allen Blizard , about nine o'clock in the forenoon of the 26th of February (he and others of his family being therein), and stealing therein nine yards of printed cotton, value 9s., his property .

ALLEN BLIZARD. I am an upholsterer , and live in Judd-street, Brunswick-square . I lost the cotton-it is not worth more than five shillings.

JOHN PIGGOT . I am an upholsterer, and live opposite the prosecutor. On the 26th of February, about nine o'clock in the morning, I observed the prisoners on the opposite side of the street, and watched them; White went into Mr. Blizard's house, came out again, crossed over to the opposite side of the street, and talked to the other two-the outer door was open. They talked together about five minutes, then Young crossed, went in, and stopped about five minutes - He had a black apron on when he went in-he came out with something wrapped in it; the other two, who were waiting for him, joined him at the end of the street. I sent for a constable; we followed them all three to the New-road, to Crescent-place. I never lost sight of them. I seized Young, the constable took Smith, and White ran away, but was taken in Burton-crescent. Smith had the cotton - He dropped it.

WILLIAM DREWET . I am a constable. I followed the prisoners. I secured Smith, who had the property under his coat, he dropped it - They made a great resistance. I found a key upon Smith, which exactly fitted the prosecutor's inner door.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

YOUNG'S Defence. I went to the house to enquire for a place, but could make no person hear.

YOUNG - GUILTY . Aged 19.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 19.

WHITE - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Of stealing only. Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-16

544. RICHARD SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of March , 18 yards of printed cotton, value 18s. , the goods of Griffith Foulkes .

JOHN JONES . I am servant to Griffith Foulkes, who lives in Russel-street, Covent-garden . On the 10th of March I was coming through the passage, and saw the prisoner and a man talking together; I saw the prisoner take the print from the door and give it to the man, who ran away; I seized the prisoner. The print belonged to my master.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not take it.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-17

546. WILLIAM CREWE and JAMES ALLCOURT were indicted for stealing, on the 23d of February , seven pints of wine, value 9s. , the goods of William Stevens .

WILLIAM STEVENS. I am a wine-merchant , and live in Fore-street, Cripplegate . I have been in the habit of employing the prisoners to bottle wine for me - I suspected them. On the 23d of February, as they were leaving the premises, I got an officer ready, and stopped them going out; I asked Crewe to step up stairs, and in the presence of the officer charged him with robbing me, and told him he had wine about him, and that he had better tell the truth. After some hesitation, he said, "I have;" and immediately produced a bladder, which contained about two quarts of wine. I called up Allcourt, and charged him also with having a bladder of wine, he likewise produced a bladder contaiuing about three pints. I gave them in charge.

CREWE - GUILTY . Aged 34.

ALLCOURT - GUILTY . Aged 43.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-18

547. JOHN HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of March , one watch-chain, value 2l.; two seals, value 16s., and three keys, value 8s., the goods of Michael Newson , from his person .

MICHAEL NEWSON. I am a steward in the East India Company's Service . On the 24th of March, about ten minutes after eleven o'clock, I was in Duke's-place , the prisoner came in front of me, caught hold of my watch-chain, gave it a sudden pull, which broke it, and left my watch in my fob - He ran about ten yards, and I took him - He resisted. I tore his coat behind, he then threw my chain down; I picked it up, Jones held him the while; he struck Jones a violent blow on the neck. The officer came up and secured him.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. It was the Purim Fair in Duke's-place. There were not many people there. I had noticed him before. I never lost sight of him.

Q. Have you not said you doubted whether he was the man - A. No; my chain found just by him.

JOHN JONES . I was with Newson. I saw the prisoner come on the left side of the prosecutor, snatch his chain, and run off - We pursued, and stopped him; he threw the chain down, I held him while Newson picked it up-he struck me.

JAMES HARDING. I am an officer. I heard the cry, ran up, and saw Newson pick up his chain. I took the prisoner in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-19

548. WILLIAM SEABROOK was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of March , two plated goblets, value 7s. , the goods of John Wilkes Hill .

MARY CAMPBELL . I am servant to Mr. Hill, who is a surgeon , and lives in Cooper's-row, in the Minories . On the 30th of March, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner run out of the parlour - I ran after him, calling Stop thief! a man stopped him in Jury-street, and took the goblets out of his pocket which he took from the parlour. I had just cleaned the parlour, and shut the door.

CHARLES BOLTON . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody at Mr. Hill's house; he made a great deal of resistance, and swore he would not go with me for all the officers in London. I was obliged to get assistance.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-20

549. DAVID ASTON was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of March , one linen-wrapper, value 1s.; 29 yards of woollen cloth, value 10l. 6s. 6d., and seven yards and three-quarters of kerseymere, value 3l. 17s. , the goods of Joseph Holdom .

JOSEPH HOLDON . I keep the Vine Inn, Bishopsgate-street . A truss of goods came by waggon to my yard, directed to Mr. Cummings, Aldermanbury, and was put into my cart, to be conveyed to him, at four o'clock in the afternoon.

JOHN COLLETT . I am porter to Frampton and Co., of Leadenhall-street . Holdom's cart came to our house with some casks. I saw the prisoner get on the cart-wheel, take the truss out, and run across the street down St. Mary Axe. I followed him to Brown's-buildings, where he dropped it under the archway; I seized him, and brought him back. I attempted to take the truss in the other hand-he offered to carry it himself, I led him back, and gave him in charge. Holdom's man was in our back premises when he took it.

WILLIAM NORTH . I am carman to Mr. Holdom. The truss was delivered to me about four o'clock. While I was at Frampton's, a man said it was taken out of the cart. I ran down St. Mary Axe, and met the prisoner in custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-21

550. HENRY HORN and HENRY GREEN were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of March , at St. Sepulchre, one mare, price 10l., the property of Jonathan Elliot , and one other mare, price 10l. , the property of John Marlow .

JONATHAN ELLIOT. I am a farmer , and live at Reading, in Berkshire. On the 5th of March I had a pony turned out on Earley common , which is about thirty-seven miles from town-it had been there several weeks; it was bred on that common, and never strayed away. I missed it on the 10th of March - I had seen it about a fortnight before; I saw it again at the Bear and Ragged Staff, in Smithfield, on the 10th, which was the day I missed it; as I heard it was lost I came to town, and found it there, the prisoners were in custody, the landlord shewed it to me. I am sure it is the one I lost-it is here now-it is a mare.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. Q. Is this common enclosed - A. No. I had not seen it for a fortnight before I missed it.

Q. There was very little feed for it there in the month of March - A. It came into the yard when it liked-it

never strayed. There is a turnpike road right through the common.

JOHN MARLOW . I live just by Earley common, about three miles on this side Reading. On the 5th of March I had a black mare pony turned out on the common; I put it out there myself on the 5th of March; it was mostly on the common, and never strayed away; I missed it on the 10th; when Elliot returned from town it was brought home to me, and it is here now. I am sure it is the same. I had had it seven or eight years. It was brought home by the waggon.

Cross-examined. It never strayed.

WILLIAM FLOWERS . I am a blacksmith, and live on Earley common. I bred Elliot's pony, and sold it to him. I knew Marlow's pony too - They were both mares - I knew it five or six years. I can swear they were on the common between five and six o'clock in the evening of the 5th of March, I saw them there when I went to catch my own; I did not see them again until they came back from town, Mr. Elliot had them - They were the same - He brought them back about the 12th or 13th of March.

Cross-examined. They could stray if they liked; they could not come to town. The turnpike is about two miles from the common. There are turnings out of the road.

HENRY HISCOCK . I live at Shenfield, about a mile and a quarter from Earley common. I saw the prisoners go by my house together on the 5th of March, about the middle of the day, in company - I knew them before - They live on Earley common; they were on the Farnham road, going from the common. I know both the ponies - I have seen them here - They are the same.

Cross-examined. I know it was the 5th of March. When I heard they were taken I remembered having seen them - They were walking.

HENRY TURNPENNY . I am an officer. On the 6th of March, about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoners in Smithfield, it was horse-cattle day there-each of them had a black pony - They were both in halters, and several people were looking at them; the ponies were very dirty with country dirt, which made me suspect them - They appeared jaded, as if they had ran a great way. Horn asked 9l. for his, and Green 6l. for his. Horn was going to sell his, when I touched him on the shoulder, told him I wanted to speak to him, and asked him where he brought them from? he said he brought them from Hounslow-heath, and that he bred them there, and that he lived there. I asked him if he was a horse-keeper there? he said he was. He was asked, in my presence, if he lived near the Magpie, he said he did not know, for he did not use the house. I took both the prisoners, with the ponies, to the Bear and Ragged Staff. I told them I was not satisfied with what they had said, and wished to know the truth, or I should take them into custody; Horn said he would cut his throat sooner than tell me. Green said nothing about the pony that he had. They were shown to Elliot and Marlow, and they claimed them.

Cross-examined. I noticed their being covered with country dirt.

Q. Might they not have collected that dirt within two miles of town - A. No; they were very dirty. I think if I had rode them forty miles I should not have made them so dirty; they appeared to have been rode very hard, and the prisoners appeared as tired as the horses.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am an officer. I assisted in taking Green to Guildhall, and to the Compter. I found five picklock-keys upon him. He said he was sure no owner would come for the ponies, for they were Horn's own.

JONATHAN ELLIOT . The pony is here-it is mine.

JOHN MARLOW . The pony is here-it is mine.

The prisoners made no defence.

HORN - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 28.

GREEN - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 25.

Recommended to Mercy.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-22

551. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of March , one gold watch-chain, value 40s., the goods of Samuel Taylor , in his dwelling-house .

THOMAS TAYLOR . I am the son of Samuel Taylor, who is a jeweller , and lives in Fenchurch-street . On the 12th of March, between eleven and twelve o'clock, the prisoner came into the shop, my father was out - He asked the price of a gold curb-chain which he saw in the window, I told him, two guineas at random, I did not look at it. He requested me to shew it him, which I did. He asked me the weight of it? I told him I did not know. During this time, a lady and children came in - I went and called my mother-at that moment he ran out with the chain in his hand. I immediately pursued him, calling Stop thief! - He ran down Northumberland-alley - A person ran with me; the prisoner threw the chain down an area as he ran; he ran up a court where there was no thoroughfare, we took him, and brought him back - I never lost sight of him. A man shewed us the chain in an area, and said he saw him throw it down - I gave him in charge; the chain was taken out.

WILLIAM PERRIN . I am a clerk. I followed the prisoner with Taylor. I first saw him running about ten yards from the house. I pursued down Northumberland-alley, and took him. He said he had not stolen any thing. As we went back, a person said the prisoner had thrown it down the area of an uninhabited house. Taylor got it out with a rake.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Of Stealing to the value of 39s. only.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-23

552. LYON LEVY was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of March , one great coat, value 20s. , the goods of Thomas Tagg .

THOMAS TAGG. I am an undertaker , and live in Sun-street, Bishopsgate . On the 11th of March, about five o'clock in the afternoon, my great coat hung at the farther end of the shop. I was in the parlour-my wife called out, and I saw the prisoner running out with it - I pursued and took him, and saw him drop it - I never lost sight of him.

PETER BURRELL . I am officer. I heard the cry, and saw the prisoner drop the coat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-24

553. MARY SAUNDERS , REBECCA REEVES , and MARGARET ROWLEY were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of March , one baize table-cover, the goods of Henry Dean and Thomas Dudley , privately in their shop .

THOMAS DUDLEY. I am a linen-draper , in partnership with Henry Dean , we live at Aldgate . The prisoners, Rowley and Saunders, came into our shop on the 24th of March, about twelve o'clock, to buy some things; while my shopman was serving Rowley, Saunders stood at the end of the shop. Rowley could not suit herself-Mr. Dean desired the man to let them go and not mind them. I told Saunders to come lower down the shop - They both went away. In the course of the afternoon, an officer brought the table-cover, which is our property.

JOHN FORRESTER . I am an officer. On the 24th of March I saw the prisoners and another woman in company together at Aldgate, about one o'clock; they went down the Minories-Saunders and Rowley went into several shops, Reeves walked on before, went into Hamman-street, and sat on the step of a door, she appeared to have something under her shawl. Saunders and Rowley came up to her, and they all went down the street, into the Minories again. I went up, and asked Reeves what she had under her shawl? she said they were her own, that a man gave them to her. I pushed her into a shop - They secured her while I took Rowley and Saunders. I found the tablecover under Reeves's shawl.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SAUNDERS'S Defence. I am innocent.

ROWLEY'S Defence. I know nothing of it.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-25

554. ELIZA GOFF was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of February , two silk handkerchiefs, value 16s. , the goods of John Bickers .

JAMES LAWRENCE . I am shopman to John Bickers , who is a linen-draper , and lives at Aldgate . On the 18th of February, about seven o'clock, I was serving in the shop, and heard something fall, I ran round, and found some calicoes had fallen, which I had put against a broken pane of glass, and missed two silk handkerchiefs out of the window. I stopped the prisoner just by the window, and took them from under her arm.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A boy dropped them, and I picked them up. NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-26

555. LAWRENCE LEARY was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of March , one handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of George Batt , from his person .

GEORGE BATT . I am an agent . On the 19th of March, about eleven o'clock in the day, I was by the New Church, in the Strand , and felt my pocket move, I turned round, and saw my handkerchief in the prisoner's hand - I seized him, took it from him, and charged him with picking my pocket; he said poverty had induced him to do it.

JOHN STOCKDALE . I am a salesman, and live in Drury-lane. I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief out of Mr. Batt's pocket, and put it up to his nose. Mr. Batt took it from him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had been out of employ four months, and did it through distress.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-27

556. MARY KING was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of February , one tea kettle, value 6s. , the goods of George Beeston Thompson .

JOHN PRICE . I am apprentice to George Beeston Thompson , who lives in Oxford-street . On the 23d of February, the prisoner came into our shop - I saw her stoop down, take up the kettle, and go out with it; I followed and took her with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was intoxicated.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-28

557. SAMUEL CROUCH and JAMES BULL were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of March , one flute, value 3l., the goods of Charles Wheatstone , in his dwelling-house .

MOSES HARRIS . On the 17th of March, about seven o'clock in the morning, I met the prisoner, Crouch, in Great Marylebone-street, and asked him if he had any thing to sell? I knew him before. He said he would take me where there were some things to sell. He took me to Marylebone-mews, and sold me the flute and other things. As I was going along Holborn, I went into a music-shop, to ask the value of it - A boy, who was there claimed it as his master's-"Wheatstone, Strand," was stamped on it. Bull was present when I bought it, and said he sold it to Crouch.

EDMUND BRYAN . I am servant to Mr. Wheatstone. I was in Mr. Oxley's shop, in Holborn - A man came into the shop with the flute, I claimed it, and the man beckoned to Harris - He then came in.

WILLIAM CLEMENTS . I apprehended the prisoner, and found a 1l. note on Bull.

MOSES HARRIS. I know this to be one of the notes I paid him by a blot.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-29

558. SAMUEL CROUCH and JAMES BULL were again indicted for stealing, on the 2d of March , one snuff

box, value 20s., and one box of mathematical instruments, value 5s. , the goods of Charles Schmalcander .

MOSES HARRIS . I also bought these things of Crouch for 7s. - he said Bull bought them of different people.

CHARLES SCHMALCANDER . I am an optician . I lost my box out of my shop on the 17th of March.

JOHN WATSON . I am a constable. I went with Clements and Harris to Marylebone-mews, and took the prisoners. Bull said he had nothing to do with them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CROUCH - GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Six Months .

BULL- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Lord C. J.Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-30

559. JAMES NAYLOR was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Thomas , about seven in the night of the 28th of February , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein 12 knives, value 6s., his property .

JOHN THOMAS . I am a cutler , and live in Oxford-street , On the 28th of February, about seven o'clock in the evening, I heard some glass break. I went into the shop, but could see no person. Next morning, I found a hole had been cut in a pane of glass, large enough to put two fingers through, and missed all the knives that were near the hole-it was large enough to hook them through with a wire - I put a box against the hole. On Monday evening I saw several boys round my shop. I went to the window, and missed more knives-the boys dispersed while I was going out. William Hammond afterwards brought me some knives which I knew to be mine.

WILLIAM HAMMOND . I am an assistant at Mr. King's academy, Chapel-street, Soho. Mr. King sent me to the prosecutor with the knives.

JOHN MEREDITH . I am apprentice to Mr. King. On the 3d of February, Whitcombe, one of the scholars, asked me if I wanted to buy any knives? he said he bought them the day before at Thomas's, in Oxford-street for 1s., that he wanted a pen-knife, and this was not one, which made him want to sell it - A boy named Deacon produced another, and then Whitcombe shewed me another, which was a pen-knife. I took them away, and gave them to Mr. King. In consequence of what Whitcombe said, the prisoner was taken. We asked him where he got them? he said they were his own. Mr. King is not here.

JAMES DEACON . I was playing in Castle-street on Monday night, the prisoner sold me a knife for sixpence; next day I shewed it to Meredith.

COURT. There is no evidence to trace the property to the prisoner. King ought to have been here.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-31

560. WILLIAM HUTCHINGS and HENRY HUTCHINGS were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Lonagan , Esq. about one o'clock in the afternoon of the 3d of March , at St. Marylebone ( Michael Macnamara and other persons being therein), and stealing therein one sheet, value 10s., his property .

MICHAEL MACNAMARA . I am servant to William Lonagan , Esq. On Tuesday the 3rd of March, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning, I had information that that a boy had ran through the garden, which leads from the dwelling-house into the New-road, I went into the housekeeper's room, with the maid, and missed a sheet from the fire - I and all the other servants were in the house - I pursued as quick as possible, he was pointed out to me at a distance in the street - He turned into Little James-street, Lisson-green, and went into a house; not finding him I got a constable, he searched and found the sheet. I had seen the fellow one at the fire. Coates brought the sheet to me, I examined it and found my master's mark, W L 5, on it; I had been in the house for two hours before. I do not know that either of the prisoners was the boy.

JAMES WILLOUGHBY . I am a servant out of place. On the 3d of March I was at No. 2, Cumberland-place, New-road, Marylebone, looking out of window, I saw the two prisoners loitering about the prosecutor's gate; I saw William Hutchings go into the garden and down the area steps-it was about twelve o'clock-he went up and down three or four times. I then saw James Hutchings go down the area, he returned in about twenty minutes, and came down the garden with something under his jacket; I ran down stairs and pursued after them - They ran away together; I ran after them into Little James-street, Lisson-green. I received information, Macnamara came up, I sent him for a constable, and watched the house where they ran into until the constable came, it was an empty house, he went into the lower part of it, seized William Hutchings , and found the sheet - We immediately took him to Marlborough-street Office. The other prisoner was not found at that time.

RICHARD COATES . I am a constable. I received information of the robbery, and a description of the prisoners - I knew them by that description; I went to the house where I knew they lived, and found William Hutchings there, I asked him for the sheet, he said he knew nothing about any sheet, there was none there. There were some shavings by his side, I turned them over. and found the sheet under them; he said he did not bring it in, but his brother did. I asked him where his brother was? he said he had ran away. I took James the next night; he told me that he had the sheet-Macnamara claimed it as his master's property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM HUTCHINGS 'S Defence. My father sent me home from work to dinner-while I was washing myself they took me. I was not with my brother, and know nothing of it.

JAMES HUTCHINGS made no defence.

W. HUTCHINGS - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 16.

J. HUTCHINGS - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 12.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-32

561. JOHN HETHERINGTON was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of March , one watch, value 2l.; one seal, value 14s. and one key, value 6s., the goods of Joseph Scott , in his dwelling-house .

MARY ANN SCOTT . I am the wife of Joseph Scott, who lives at Stepney . On the 5th of March the prisoner came to put a pane of glass in our bed-room window; I waited in the room with him till he had done-the watch hung over the fire-place there; when he came out he re

turned, as I thought to get his tools - He came down, and I let him out. I went up stairs at five o'clock, and missed the watch; he left at eleven, and no person but myself had been in the room all day. On the 9th of March my girl met him, and had him secured.

JOHN RUSSELL LANE . I am a pawnbroker. On the 5th of March the prisoner pledged the watch with me for 10s. I live about three-quarters of a mile from the prosecutor.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I have served twenty years in the Navy. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Of Stealing to the value of 39s. only.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-33

562. JEREMIAH BIGGS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of January , one coat, value 1l. 10s., and one pair of boots, value 1l., the goods of Robert Johnson , in the dwelling-house of William Butcher .

ROBERT JOHNSON . I keep a hackney-coach , and lodge at William Butcher 's house, New Inn, Tottenham-court-road . On the 7th of March I went out and left my coat and boots there-the prisoner lodged in the same room with me - I returned in the evening and missed them; the prisoner never returned. He was apprehended in March. I found his shoes left instead of my boots; I know that he had only one pair.

WILLIAM AIRES . On the 7th of January the prisoner came into the bar of the house, took the key of the room, and went up stairs between six and seven o'clock-he staid there about three-quarters of an hour; Butcher sent me up to look for him - I went up, found his candle out, and he was gone - He never returned; the key was in the door, and the shoes were left in the room - I know he had no other pair.

JOHN JOHNSON . I am waiter at the New Inn. On the 7th of January the prisoner came home about half-past six o'clock - I saw him going to bed with a candle, and some hot water - He was missed soon after, and never returned. About three weeks ago I was informed he was in Oxford-road, I went there and secured him. I found his shoes under the bed and the boots gone.

Prisoner's Defence. I went into the country to my father. GUILTY . Aged 18.

Of Stealing to the value of 39s. only.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J. Ellenborough

Reference Number: t18180401-34

563. HENRY JEE was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of February , at St Clement Danes , in the dwelling-house of George Wheatley, four silver salt-holders, value 2l.; two silver table-spoons, value 1l.; one silver mustard-pot, value 1l.; one pair of ear-rings, value 10s.; one saleteer, value 10s.; one brooch, value 12s.; three shawls, value 3l., and one 20l. bank note, the property of John Dean .

JOHN DEAN . I am a hair-dresser , and lodge at Pimlico. George Wheatley is my son-in-law, and lives in the Strand , in the parish of St. Clement Danes ; I had given up business on the 29th of September, and removed the whole of my property to his house, and it continued there until the 19th of February - I lodged there before I went to Pimlico; the articles stated in the indictment were in his house on that day. I went to Wheatley's house at half-past twelve o'clock on that day - I was going to Islington with my daughter - We left the prisoner in charge of the house, and begged of him not to leave it until I returned. I left him with my grand-daughter, who is thirteen years of age. As I was going out I wanted a 5l. note, and sent my grand-daughter up for it. I then went out with my daughter, and told the prisoner not to leave the house, as I should return to dinner at three o'clock. I returned about a quarter before three, the girl said the prisoner had left the house about three-quarters of an hour after we left. One of the lodgers asked me to lend her two table-spoons, I sent the girl up to my trunk for them, she called her mother; I went up myself, and met her - She said that two notes were gone; I found my pocketbook open, and a 20l. and a 1l. note gone, and the rest of the articles stated in the indictment. The prisoner was my apprentice - I had left him at the house; he never returned. In the evening I went to Bow-street and got an officer, we went to several houses in search of him-the last house we went to, when I was in the passage I saw him in the back room with his arms round a girl's neck-it was about a quarter past ten o'clock. I collared him, brought him out, and took him to the watch-house. I saw the constable of the night untie his neck-handkerchief, and between his stiffner and handkerchief, he found the 20l. and 1l. notes; we also found some silver money on him, but nothing else of mine. We found an instrument in the water-closet, which appeared to have been used to pick the lock. The plate and money were taken from a basket which was locked in my trunk; the girl found the box locked when she went to it. I do not know how they were got at. The 20l. note was mine, I had received it from Mr. Warner; the 1l. note was not mine, but he told the magistrate he had received it for part of the plate. I have not seen the property since.

Cross-examined. I had not seen the 20l. note that morning, but I had seen it two days before. The prisoner has lived with his parents lately.

Q. Do you remember charging him with an offence similar to this sometime ago - A. I do. I never charged any other person with it.

THOMAS HOOKER . I am a Bow-street officer. I apprehended the prisoner, with Mr. Dean, on the 19th of February, at a public-house in Westminster, at half-past ten o'clock at night - We searched several houses before we found him; we were going to the back-room, and met him close by the door - I took him to the watch-house. The officer found a 20l. and a 1l. note on him.

JOSEPH SHAW . I am constable of St. Margaret's, Westminster. I was at the watch-house on the 19th of February, the prisoner was brought in about half-past ten o'clock at night; I searched him - He resisted. I found a 20l. and a 1l. note in his neck-handkerchief. The prosecutor claimed the 20l. note.

EMMA COULTER WHEATLEY . I am the prosecutor's granddaughter. On the 19th of February I was in my father's house, and was sent up for a 5l. note. There was a 20l. note and a 1l. note with it; I brought the 5l. note down

to Mr. Dean. I left the other two notes there, and locked the trunk. At dinner-time I was sent up for some spoons, I unlocked it, found the pocket-book open, and the notes gone. I called my mother, and Mr. Dean came up. The prisoner was left in the house with me while my mother and Mr. Dean went out - He was desired to stay there; he went up stairs, as he said, to sharpen a razor. When he came down he asked if he should go out, I said, No. He went out.

MR. DEAN re-examined. I know the note by the name of Warner being just above the amount. The plate and other things were worth 6l.

GEORGE WHEATLEY . I received the note for my father-in-law-it has my hand-writing on it. I took it for him in change for 100l.

Prisoner's Defence. I found the notes lying in the front-room.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 16.

Recommended to Mercy.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-35

564. WILLIAM PHILLIPS was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of February , at St. Marylebone , three yards and a half of woollen cloth, value 2l. 9s., the goods of Thomas George Kipps and William Irwin , in their dwelling-house .

THOMAS GEORGE KIPPS . I am in partnership with William Irwin, we both occupy the dwelling-house. On the 24th of February, in the evening, I was accidentally at Bow-street Office, the witness, Aldous, came and asked me if had lost any cloth? I said I did not know; he said he had detained a person with some. On looking across the room I recognized the prisoner, who was then living with us as a servant -the cloth was produced, which I knew to be our's. Aldous is a pawnbroker - He came with the officer who took the prisoner. I had bought the cloth only the day before, and gave 14s. a yard for it; I lost three yards and a half-it was worth 49s. I had not been at home from the time it was taken. The prisoner left work that evening at dusk.

FRANCIS ALDOUS . I am a pawnbroker. On the 24th of February, in the evening, the prisoner brought the cloth to me, and offered it to me in pledge - He asked 30s. upon it. I asked him what quantity there was? he said there were fourteen yards. I asked whom it belonged to? he said it was his own. I then asked whom he bought it of? he said of a hawker in St. George's-fields, at four shillings a yard. I detained it, and gave him in charge. We took him to the Office, Mr. Kipps was there, and the officer asked him about it. The prisoner told who his master was. Mr. Kipps claimed it.

THOMAS GOOK . I am an officer. On the 24th of February I was in Mr. Aldous's shop, on business, the prisoner came in and produced the cloth - He asked 30s. upon it. Mr. Aldous asked him about it; he said it was his own, and that he bought it of a man in the Borough. Mr. Aldous told me I had just come in time. I asked the prisoner what he bought the cloth for? he said it was to make a coat or coats, I dotnot know which. I asked him if he bought it for himself? he said his brothers were to have half of it, and that there were fourteen yards-there was no such quantity. I asked him if he had a family? he said, yes, and that he gave four shillings a yard for the cloth, and 2l. 9s. in all. I asked him if his wife could cut it? he said she might. I took him to the office. Before the magistrate came he called me aside, and said he would tell the truth, I neither threatened or promised him; he then said a man named Gurney, who worked at the same place as he did, gave it him to pledge for him. I asked whom they worked for? he said for Irwin and Kipps, Great Marylebone-street; he pointed Mr. Kipps out to me in the magistrates' room. When I took the prisoner in I shewed Mr. Kipps the cloth and he claimed it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I did not know what I was telling the pawnbroker. My master came to the office, and I pointed him out. Gurney and Adams (Adams is my master's apprentice) asked me to go and pledge the cloth for them, for 30s., and to bring them the money next morning when I came to work - They said it was their own. I took it to Aldous; he asked if it was mine - I said, yes. I believe it was done to prevent my working there, as I had quarrelled with the apprentice; he said I should not work there longer than he could help.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 30.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-36

565. THOMAS SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of March , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch ,. in the dwelling-house of Thomas Tilley , one 10l. bank note, his property .

THOMAS TILLEY . I rent a house in Norfolk-place , in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch. On the 13th of March the prisoner came out of the country, and slept at my house that night - I knew him before. He said he was a stranger in London. I gave him a supper, and leave to sleep with my little boy that night. In the morning when I called him to breakfast, he was either asleep, or pretended to be so. After breakfast I gave my wife a 10l. note, she returned it to me, I then gave her a 1l. note, and put the 10l. note into a box in the room where we were - I did not lock it. I went to work, leaving him in bed in the room, and the next day I missed it. I received information, and found him at Hampstead - I told him he was my prisoner - He said he knew it. He told the constable, before me, that he took the note - We had neither promised or threatened him; I only found 10s. on him. I have never recovered the note.

ELIZA TILLEY . I am the wife of the last witness. The prisoner slept in the house that night. My husband went to work in the morning, and the prisoner went away about a quarter before eleven - He was perfectly sober. I was present at Hampstead when he was taken - He said he took the note.

THOMAS HUNT . I am a constable. I took the prisoner. He said he had the note - He was rather intoxicated. About two hours after I went to the watch-house to him, and asked him what he did with the money? he said he had had some bad girls with him, and he believed they had it; he was then sober. He knew what he said when. I first took him.

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 29.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-37

566. WILLIAM JONES and STEPHEN EASTWAY were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of February , at St. John's. Hampstead , 17 yards of carpet, value 35s., the goods of Morton Findlay , privately in his shop .

MORTON FINDLAY. I am a cabinet-maker , and live at Hampstead. On the 24th of February I was in a room adjoining the shop, Mr. Mallard, who lives opposite to me, came over, asked if I missed any thing, and said he saw it taken; I then missed the carpet, which was worth 35s.; he told me which way the men went, and I pursued them-there were three of them together. I came up and looked at the one who had the carpet, it was neither of the prisoners, he dropped it; while I was picking it up he got away across the field - I pursued, but lost him. When I returned I found the prisoners in custody. The carpet was taken out of the shop, I did not see it taken.

WILLIAM MALLARD . I am a glazier, and live opposite the prosecutor. I saw the prisoner, Jones, and the other man, who escaped, come down the prosecutor's steps, I did not see them in the shop, Jones had the carpet under his arm. I only saw Eastway in Pond-street when he was taken.

RICHARD POULSON. I am a constable. I heard the cry, and stopped the prisoners. I saw the one who escaped throw the carpet down, the prisoners were in his company.

JONES'S Defence. I stopped on the Heath to assist an ass out of a wheel-ruck, and the other man joined my company, we walked on, he brought the carpet out, and asked me to hold the carpet while he wrapped it up. I went on, and hearing the alarm I tried to stop the man, but he escaped.

EASTWAY'S Defence. Jones and I were together, we fell in with the man on the Heath; when he got to the shop he said he had an order to execute, he brought the carpet out and gave it to Jones to hold.

JONES - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 23.

EASTWAY- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Lord J.C. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-38

567. SARAH OVERALL was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of March , 12 handkerchiefs, value 20s, the goods of Richard Taylor , privately in his shop .

JAMES BARBER. I am servant to Richard Taylor , who is a linen-draper , and lives in Piccadilly , in the parish of St. James. On the 28th of March, about half-past three o'clock, the prisoner came into the shop- John Taylor and Davis, the other shopman were there, serving other customers. She asked me to match a piece of lustre for her. She stood in the middle of the shop for half an hour while I was looking for it. While I was stooping, I saw a piece of muslin fall off the counter. Suspecting her, I called her to me - She came; I saw something under her cloak, and took the twelve handkerchiefs and a piece of muslin from under it - I gave her in charge. The muslin was just by her, she could easily have taken it-it cost 28s.; I know it by the pattern to be Mr. Taylor's property. I did not see her take it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 50.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-39

568. ARCHIBALD WINTER was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Patrick Pead , on the King's highway, on the 24th of February , at St. Paul's, Covent-garden, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, two seals, value 5l., and one watch-key, value 5s., his property .

JOHN PATRICK PEAD . On the 24th of February I was in York-street, Covent-garden , returning home from Drury-lane Theatre, in company with Mary Nailor . I wanted a coach, but there was none-it rained a little; I sat on the step of a door, under shelter, to wait for one. In about a minute, the prisoner, with four or five others, and a girl came up - They spoke to the girl who stood with me; I did not hear what they said. The prisoner, and another man, insisted on my getting up, and laid hold of my arm. As I was getting up, I felt my watch being drawn from my fob; I immediately loosed my arm, and seized my watch; the prisoner immediately knocked me down - I am sure he is the man; I have known his person for two years, by seeing him loitering about the Theatre. I got up, and knocked one of them down - I was knocked down myself repeatedly. I knocked the prisoner down once or twice - He was in the act of taking my seals from me, he was pulling at the ribbon - He did not get it then. I do not know who got it at last; it was taken from me, and he was acting with those who took it - He did not take it himself. After a considerable scuffle, I felt my seals go with a sudden snatch. They knocked me down again, and ran down Tavistock-street. The young woman who was with me saw it all, and picked up my hat and gave it to me. I immediately followed them - They did not see me; they walked down Maiden-lane, and turned into a court which leads into the Strand; I followed them into the Strand, and saw the prisoner and the party standing together, I immediately collared him. The patrol, who was about five yards off, sprung his rattle, and the party ran away. I still held the prisoner - He endeavoured to get away, and struck me - I took him to the watch-house. I lost my seals from off my watch. They tore my trowsers down to get at them.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. The violence was committed on your person after you lost the property - A. Yes, and before; they took my seals in Charles-street. I was sober.

MARY NAILOR . I was with Mr. Pead. When we came to the end of York-street, he wanted a coach, there was none - He sat on the step to wait for one. I saw him struck, and an attempt made to get his watch. I saw the prisoner, who was one of them, knock him down - I am sure it was him. I saw something go from the prisoner to another man, who gave it to a girl. The prisoner knocked him down again - They ran off. I picked Mr. Pead's hat up, and gave it to him; one of them had knocked it off. We followed them into the Strand, where Mr. Pead took the prisoner, and went to look for the others.

JOHN WALLER . I am a constable. The prisoner was given in my charge about twelve o'clock on the 24th of February, by Mr. Pead and the patrol. Mr. Pead produced his watch; the ribbon was broken, and the seals and key were gone. He was very muddy and dirty-the

prisoner's right side was also covered with mud and dirt, as if he had been down.

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Lord C. J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-40

569. JAMES BARNES was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of March , one handkerchief, value 7s., the goods of Henry Graham , from his person .

HENRY GRAHAM. I was at Westminster , between eight and nine o'clock in the evening of the 20th of March, and felt a hand at my pocket, I turned round and seized the prisoner with my handkerchief in his hand - He immediately dropped it, and my friend picked it up. I took him to the watch-house.

LAWRENCE BROWN . I saw the prisoner with his hand in the prosecutor's pocket-he threw the handkerchief down, and I picked it up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I did not take it.

GUILTY. Aged 13.

Judgment Respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-41

570. THOMAS BOLT was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of March , six shifts, value 8s.; five gowns, value 5s.; five caps, value 2s.; 16 pair of stockings, value 16s.; 10 petticoats, value 16s.; 13 frills, value 16s.; five bodies, value 5s.; five aprons, value 2s.; seven napkins, value 7s.; three pair of stays, value 5s.; six handkerchiefs, value 3s.; 14 towels, value 7s.; 10 pin-cloths, value 5s.; five pair of sheets, value 1l. 10s.; four table-cloths, value 1l.; 13 dusters, value 3s.; and three pillow-cases, value 2s. , the goods of William Littlefield .

THOMAS MOORE . I am servant to Mr. Littlefield, who is a carrier . I brought a box of linen from Shepperton to town, and delivered it to the prisoner to take to Hatton-garden. I gave it out of my cart to him in Fleet-street - I knew him before.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Did you not lose it out of the waggon - A. No, I am positive of it.

MARY PERRYMAN . I live at Shepperton. I delivered the box to Moore, to take to No. 99, Hatton-garden-it contained the articles stated in the indictment.

THOMAS POND . I was a passenger in the waggon - I saw the box at the tail of the cart. I helped it on a man's shoulder, to take it to Hatton-garden. I should not know him.

SARAH HOLDGATE . I am servant to Mr. Byrne, of No. 99, Hatton-garden. The box never arrived there.

Prisoner's Defence. I never had it.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-42

571. THOMAS MORTON was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of March , one carpenter's plough, value 10s. , the goods of John Collins .

JOHN COLLINS . I am a carpenter , and live in Great Bell-alley . On the 24th of March I lost my plough.

JOHN DAVEY . I am foreman to Mr. Baldy, in Bell-alley. On the 4th of March, about half-past twelve o'clock, I saw the prisoner come out of the prosecutor's shop, concealing something under his coat. I ran after him, and secured him in Princes-street, with the plough under his coat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN NASH . I took the prisoner into custody, and found another plane in his pocket.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-43

572. THOMAS THORNTON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of March , from the person of Thomas Taylor , one pocket-book, value 1d., and one 1l. bank note, his property .

THOMAS TAYLOR. I am a tailor . On the 7th of March, about two o'clock in the morning. I was in Fleet-street , returning home - I had been out with a shopmate, and had been drinking a pot of beer, three or four glasses of punch, and three or four glasses of wine, at the Cock and Magpie - I was intoxicated - I had my pocket-book in my pocket; I do not know when I lost it. I remember very well coming as far as Ludgate-hill. My friends left me between Fleet-market and Shoe-lane - I went on. I appeared very drunk all at once; the watchman laid hold of me - I left him, went over the way, and fell against a door. I do not know how I lost my property. I heard the rattles sprung.

WILLIAM DAVIS . I am a watchman of St. Dunstan's. Soon after half-past one o'clock, I was standing at the corner of Fleur-de-lis court, and saw the prisoner, and another man in company pass me, another man followed them, after that the prosecutor came up. He made a sudden start across the street, and fell into a door-way at the corner of Mitre-court . The prisoner, and the other two, immediately ran towards him, as if to assist him, but I saw they wanted to rob him. The prisoner was in the middle of the two. He placed himself on one knee, and began rifling the prosecutor's pockets. I saw him take his right hand from the prosecutor's pocket, and put something into his right-hand coat-pocket-his hand was immediately applied a second time. I ran across-the prisoner jumped up and ran away, seeing me near him; I called to Wade to stop him. He then threw several papers of no value out of his hand. Wade tried to stop him, the prisoner struck him in the stomach - He fell. I took the prisoner immediately. Wade recovered himself, and came to my assistance. The prisoner put his hand into his right-hand coat-pocket - I kept it there, to see what he had until I got him to the watch-house. The officer there took the pocket-book out of his pocket. He threw five duplicates out of his pocket, which fell on a bench in the watchhouse. He then said, if he could have taken the life of either of us two b-gg-rs he could have died happily for us. He was sent to the Compter.

JAMES WADE . I am a watchman. Davis called to me to stop the prisoner, who was running across Fleet-street. When I got up to him and stopped him, he knocked me down, I entangled myself with his coat as I fell-Davis came to my assistance. The prisoner put his hand into his right-hand coat-pocket, we kept it there till we got him to the watch-house. I found the pocket-book - A few duplicates were found on the bench, the prosecutor claimed

them. The prisoner said, he should have died happily if he had taken our lives.

Prisoner. Q. Have you not been transported from this bar - A. Yes, for seven years, in 1806.

WILLIAM TURNER . I am a constable. On the 7th of March, about half-past one o'clock, the prisoner was brought into the watch-house, charged with the robbery. They searched him, and found the pocket-book in his pocket. The prosecutor was intoxicated. I asked him what it contained? he said a 1l. note, five duplicates, and a receipt for 7l., which were found in it, except the duplicates, which he threw on the bench.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-44

573. JOHN JATER was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of March , one trunk, value 5s. , the goods of Edward Roberts .

EDWARD ROBERTS . I am a carrier . On the 14th of March I took a trunk up at St. Mildred's-court, about half-past one o'clock, to go to East Ham; I left my cart opposite the Spread Eagle in Gracechurch-street , about a quarter after two o'clock, while I went into a shop-when I came out I missed it.

CHARLES CLITHEROW. I am an officer. On the 14th of March, at two o'clock, the prisoner came behind me, and looked over my shoulder for a minute. As soon as the prosecutor's cart passed along Gracechurch-street he made towards it. Several persons were standing at the corner of Leadenhall-market-the prisoner stopped also. As soon as the prosecutor turned his back, the prisoner got on the foreboard of the cart, and looked round, as if there was a parcel he wanted to take out. He took a black trunk from the cart, put it on his shoulder, and carried it a few yards. I turned round, and he dropped it by the window at the back of the cart. He ran through Peter's-alley; I called out Stop thief! and ran round the corner - I fell in with him on the other side of Cornhill. I made a blow at him with my stick, and struck him on the foot. He crossed Bishopsgate-street to the Black Lion, opposite the Old London Tavern. A coach came between us. He got through Crosby-square, and there I missed him. I was going to the Mansion-house, and found him in custody. I left the trunk in the care of a person while I pursued. He was taken on another charge. I am sure he is the man - I knew him before.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I have seen him about several times before.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years ,

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-45

574. THOMAS PRIEST was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of March , one copper, value 46s., the property of John Sutherland and John Williams , in the dwelling-house of the said John Williams .

JOHN WILLIAMS . I am a coppersmith , and live in Houndsditch . The copper was in my shop for sale on the 2d of March, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning. I was fetched down stairs, found the prisoner in custody, and the copper by his side. I am in partnership with John Sutherland.

JOHN JONES . I am servant to the prosecutors. I was at work at the further end of the shop, and saw the prisoner come in, take the copper out, and carry it before him. I followed him about three hundred yards, overtook and brought him back with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was out of employ.

GUILTY . Aged 51.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-46

575. MARY SCOTT was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of February , one waistcoat, value 1s., the goods of John Roberts ; 13 shifts, value 30s.; four table-cloths, value 20s.; 11 aprons, value 27s; three night-gowns, value ls.; one pair of sheets, value 10s.; three pair of stockings, value 20s.; one waistcoat, value 2s. 6d.; one shirt, value 5s.; eight napkins, value 8s.; and one pinnafore, value 1s., the goods of Thomas Horton , in his dwelling-house .

SARAH HORTON. I am the wife of Thomas Horton , who is a milkman , and lives in Graystoke-place, Fetter-lane . The prisoner was recommended to sleep a few nights with me till she went to her situation in Bartholomew-close. On the 13th of February she returned from her place, and on the 17th I missed a pair of sheets. I sent her out to the pawnbrokers, in search of them - She returned, and said she had been to several, but could not find them. On the 23d I went out about eleven o'clock-when I returned I missed the articles stated in the indictment, and found several things laying about. I told her she should not go until I searched her. She put her hand into her pocket, and pulled out some things. I found two duplicates in her right-hand for my sheets and night-gowns, and one of my shifts pinned to her back, under her gown. She was very obstinate. I sent for the beadle, who found more duplicates of my property on her.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I always keep my drawers locked. I have since heard that the prisoner is a married woman, and that her husband left her in great distress.

Q. Have you not received money for the things - A. No.

THOMAS JENNINGS . I was present when the prisoner was searched, and saw the duplicates found on her.

JOHN SEDGWICK . I saw the duplicates found on the prisoner. Mrs. Horton said she found the shift up her back.

WILLIAM HERBERT . I am a constable. The property was given into my charge-the prisoner was intoxicated. The prosecutrix said if she gave up the property she would not trouble her. The prisoner said some duplicates were in the next room.

Cross-examined. The prisoner produced some of the property. She has a worthless husband, who has left her.

SARAH FINCH . I saw the prosecutrix find the shift behind the prisoner's back.

WILLIAM FIELD . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Shoe-lane. I have two table-cloths, a shift, and an apron

pledged by the prisoner, and a table-cloth pledged on the 21st of February.

THOMAS EVERETT . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Fetter-lane. I have two sheet, a waistcoat, and a gown which were pledged with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. It is my first offence. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-47

576. RICHARD SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of March , two quartern loaves of bread, value 2s.2d. , the property of Livingstone Nairn .

LIVINGSTONE NAIRN. I am a baker . On the 4th of March I lost two loaves out of my basket in Bridge-street .

JOHN PERRY . I am a street - keeper. On the 4th of March the prosecutor left his basket at the corner of Bride-lane. I saw three or four persons loitering in the street whom I suspected. - I told the prosecutor I would mind his basket. I went over the way-the prisoner came up and took two loaves, put them under his arm, and ran off. I followed and secured him with them.

Prisoner's Defence. I was out of employ.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined One Month , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-48

577. ARTHUR DABBS was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of March , one trunk, value 3s. , the property of John Viney and Robert Viney .

JOHN VINEY . I am a trunk-maker , in partnership with Robert Viney , we live in St. Paul's Church-yard . On the 24th of March we lost a trunk,

JAMES RUSSELL . I was in the prosecutors' shop, and saw the prisoner come and take the trunk from the window and run off. I pursued and secured him with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was intoxicated.

GUILTY . Aged 61.

Confined One Month , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-49

578. SUSAN WILSON , JAMES BUTLER , RICHARD RATFORD , GEORGE DOWNES , MARY SHAW , WILLIAM DOWNES , JOSEPH TOWNSEND , THOMAS SMITH , JOHN THOMPSON , and JOHN ROGERS were severally and separately indicted for feloniously having forged bank notes in their possession, they well-knowing them to be forged .

To which indictments they severally pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First. Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-50

579. WILLIAM DAY and FRANCIS GLOVER were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of March , 11lbs. of butter, value 18s., and three linen cloths, value 2s. , the goods of Thomas Jackson .

JOHN HAWKINS . I am servant to Thomas Jackson, who is a cheesemonger , and lives at Knightsbridge . On the 3d of March, I hung my basket on the railing while I went down the area-when I returned I missed the butter and cloths.

GEORGE GREATOREX . I saw the prisoners opposite my shop, going across the field. Suspecting them I called to them, they ran away - I pursued them across the field into a garden. They got over several garden walls; Day had the bundle, which he threw into a ditch - I took it out-it was butter. I secured them, and am sure they are the men.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DAY - GUILTY . Aged 35.

GLOVER- GUILTY . Aged 41.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-51

580. JOSEPH DAVY was indicted for that he, on the 5th of March , at St. Mary Woolnorth , feloniously did falsely make, forge, and counterfeit a certain order for the payment of money (setting it forth, purporting to be a cheque upon Messrs. Stephenson, Remmington, and Co., for 124l. 10s. signed James Fairlie ), with intent to defraud Edward Stephenson , John Stephenson , William Remmington , Rowland Stephenson , David Robert Remmington , and Joseph Petit Toulmin .

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

THIRD AND FOURTH COUNTS, like the two former, only stating his intent to be to defraud James Fairlie .

EDWARD HALL . I am pay-clerk to Messrs. Edward Stephenson, John Stephenson , William Remmington , Rowland Stephenson, David Robert Remmington, and Joseph Petit Toulmin, who are bankers , and live in Lombard-street. On the 5th of March, about half-past four o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came to our house, and presented this cheque (producing it). I examined it, and asked him for whom he received it? he said from Messrs. Smith and Co., distillers, at Bow or Bromley, I do not know which. Suspecting it to be forged, I took it to Mr. Toulmin, who is one of the partners. There was something in the body of the cheque, which induced me to think it was forged. Mr. Toulmin came forward, and asked the prisoner whom he wanted to receive it for? he said for Smith and Co. Mr. Toulmin said it was rather an odd thing that the cheque should not come through their bankers. The prisoner then said he had it from a person of the name of Thompson, who was clerk in Smith and Co.'s house. He said he got it at the Bird in Hand, public-house, at Bow. John Stephens, who is our porter, was desired to go with him in a coach to Bow. Mr. Fairlie keeps cash at our horse. The cheque is not his writing.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I have been clerk in the house eight or nine years, and am perfectly well acquainted with the firm. There are no other partners but those I have named.

MR. JOSEPH PETIT TOULMIN . I am a partner in the

banking-house. I had a communication with Hall, and went into the shop to the prisoner. I asked him for whom he received it? he said for Smith and Co. On my making some remarks about it, he hesitated, and said it was from a clerk of Smith and Co., distillers at Bow. I asked him where he received it? he said the clerk saw him passing as he was coming to London, and promised to give him 5l. for it. It appearing singular to me that almost a stranger should trust him to receive a check, made me send my porter with him to Bow in a coach.

Cross-examined. The firm is correctly stated in the indictment.

JOHN STEPHENS . In consequence of directions which I received from Mr. Toulmin, I went to Bow with the prisoner in a coach. When we left town the prisoner told the coachman to drive to the Bird in Hand at Bow. When we arrived there he pointed to the King's Arms, and said that was the house-(he had before said it was the Bird in Hand). I told him to look round, and see if the person who gave him the cheque was at the door - He said, No. We went into the parlour and tap-room, but could see no person there who answered his description. The prisoner said, it was a tall man, with a brown coat and black waistcoat. The landlord was asked in his presence, if any person of that description had been there that day? he said there had not. I took the prisoner into custody, and searched him in the parlour of the public-house, and found a bill-case on him, with an old bill in it, which I produce - I brought him to the banking-house. He asked to speak to one of the partners-Mr. Rowland Stephenson attended him. I was present-neither threats nor promises were used; he wished to speak to Mr. Stephenson privately. Mr. Stephenson told him he must say what he had to say now, as it was public enough, and asked him how he came to obtain the cheque which he had tendered in payment-if he had it from Fairlie, the supposed drawer? he said, No. He asked him if he had found it, or if any body had given it to him? he said, No. He asked him if he wrote any part of it? he said that he wrote the whole of it, through distress. I locked him up.

EDWARD HALL re-examined. I look at the bill found in the prisoner's pocket-it has the genuine signature of Mr. Fairlie. I know his writing, he has kept cash there all the while I have been at the house. The cheque is not his hand-writing.

Cross-examined. I am positive of it.

(The cheque was here put in and read.)

Prisoner. I leave my case to my Counsel.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 32.

London Jury, before Lord C. J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-52

581. JOHN POWEL was indicted for feloniously assaulting Martha Hearne on the King's highway, on the 16th of March , putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, one shawl, value 2s.; one handkerchief, value 1s.; and one apron, value 6d., her property .

MARTHA HEARNE . I am a single woman , and live at Turnham-green. On the 16th of March, about half-past six o'clock in the morning, I was going to work, the prisoner stopped me, and knocked me down against the church; he took my shawl, my apron, and my handkerchief off, and walked away. I knew him very well - He was taken two days after. The prisoner lived near me.

Prisoner. Q. Have you not lived two years with me - A. Yes; I was not living with him then - I had left him six weeks.

Q. Did you not strip my rooms, and take the things belonging to me - A. No, I bought the shawl out of my own money.

CHARLES GAMMON . I am a constable. The prisoner surrendered himself to me, saying he heard I had a warrant against him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought her the things. She promised to return them if she left me.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-53

582. RICHARD WELLINGTON was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Sarah Crozier , on the 31st of March , (she and other persons being therein), and stealing therein, one coat, value 10s., her property .

JAMES CROZIER . I am the son of Sarah Crozier , we live in Lee-street . On the 31st of March I heard a disturbance in the street, I went out, and found the prisoner in custody with my coat, which had been taken from the kitchen. I call it mine-my mother bought it. I am sixteen years old.

JAMES WARD. I stopped the prisoner with the coat, which I saw him bring up the area steps.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C. J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-54

583. JOHN WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of March , at St. John's, Clerkenwell , six eye-glasses, value 6s., the goods of James Walker and Edward Walker , privately in their shop .

JOHN BURTON . I am shopman to James and Edward Walker, who are watch-tool-makers , and live in the parish of St. John, Clerkenwell. On the 27th of March, I and Mr. Edward Walker were in the shop, about eleven o'clock; the prisoner came into the shop with another man-there were four or five customers in the shop at the time. The prisoner asked for some brass wire. There were six eye-glasses on the counter, near to where he was - I had packed them up about an hour before; I was serving other customers - I told the prisoner I would wait on him when I had done with them. I turned my head, saw the parcel safe, and kept serving my customers. In about five minutes I missed one of the parcels. I immediately went to Edward Walker, and told him-the man who came in with the prisoner went out of the shop. Mr. Walker told me to follow him - I brought him back. Mr. Walker asked him if he had seen any thing of the parcel on the counter? he said he had not, and would be searched - He went away. The prisoner waited there sometime - I suspected him. Mr. Walker said, it must be one of them, as they were close to it, and asked the prisoner if he had any objection to be searched? he said he

had not. Mr. Walker put his hand into his great-coat pocket, and pulled them out. They are worth more than 6s. - they sell for 1s. 3d. each.

EDWARD WALKER . I am a watch-tool-maker, in partnership with James Walker. I saw the prisoner and another man at the counter; the other man put his hand behind a clock-case, which made me suspect them. I went to the bottom of the shop; Burton came and said that he missed the glasses, and suspected one of them-the other man went out-he was brought back; nothing was found on him. I found the six eye-glasses in the prisoner's great-coat pocket-he had his hand on that pocket. I took him to the office.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 63.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-55

584. GEORGE MASON was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of February , 10 yards of woollen cloth, value 3l., the goods of John Whitehead , privately in his shop .

ALICE WHITEHEAD . I am the wife of John Whitehead , who lives in Bath-street, City-road . On the 20th of February, the prisoner came into the shop, and bought one pennyworth of silk - A gentleman was waiting in the shop to be served. The prisoner came back, and asked for a halfpennyworth of hooks and eyes - I turned round to get them, and found he had got into the passage. I called to him to take them - He threw down 2d. and went out. I did not miss the cloth till the officer brought it in.

SAMUEL TAYLOR . I am an officer. On the 20th of February I was going to the prosecutor's, and saw the prisoner come out with the cloth under his arm. I looked hard at him - He saw me and ran off down Baldwin-street. I pursued, and came up to him in Bath-buildings - He dropped the cloth by the baths, I found it there, the prosecutor claimed it. I am sure I saw it under his arm.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A young man went out of the shop - I did not take it.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Of Stealing, but not privately. Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C. J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-56

585. HENRY LANGSTON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February , two table-cloths, value 2s.; two pillow-cases, value 6d.; two shirts, value 2s.; three shifts, value 2s.; five bed-gowns, value 2s.; four pinafores, value 2s.; one petticoat, value 3d.; two napkins, value 9d., and one towel, value 4d., the goods of John Christian Manly , from the person of Mary Chitty .

SARAH CHITTY . I keep a mangle, and work for Mr. Manly. On the 28th of February I gave my daughter, Mary Chitty, the articles stated in the indictment, to carry to Mr. Manly's, about six o'clock.

MARY CHITTY. I was going with the things my mother gave me; just before I got to Mr. Manly's door the prisoner took them from me - I called out stop thief! and he was brought back. I am sure he is the man.

WILLIAM KNIGHT . On the 28th of February, I was crossing Leicester-square , and heard the cry of stop thief, and saw the prisoner drop the bundle; I stopped him, and asked him why he robbed the child? he said if I would let him go, he would not do so again. I detained him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-57

586. THOMAS MORGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of March , one pelisse, value 5s.; one handkerchief, value 2s.; one pair of gloves, value 1s., and 61/2d. in copper monies numbered, the property of Mary Ann Scott ; one shawl, value 3s., and 9d. in copper monies numbered , the property of Frances Chapple .

MARY ANN SCOTT . On the 23d of March, I and Frances Chapple went to Tothill-fields-fair, as we returned we went into Mrs. Hughes's house, about six o'clock in the evening; the prisoner sat by us, and asked us to get up to dance - We refused-there was a room full of people. After sometime I pulled my pelisse off-the prisoner took it to the bar to Mrs. Hughes; we got dancing with another young man, and in the meantime our things were taken from the bar.

ELIZA HUGHES . The prisoner gave the things stated in the indictment into my charge, and asked me to keep them until they were called for; in about a quarter of an hour he came for them, and I returned them to him. I will not swear he is the person, but I know I gave them to the person who brought them.

RICHARD FORD . I was at the dance, and sat near the prisoner; I saw him take the things to Mrs. Hughes, and afterwards saw him get them back-he went out and never returned.

JAMES HASE . I was there, and saw the prisoner go out with the things - He never returned.

WILLIAM LANDER . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner that night. Mrs. Hughes is a midwife, and fitted her house up at the fair-time as a booth. I found nothing on the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-58

587. MARY CONNER was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of March , one coat, value 30s. , the goods of George Wilson .

GEORGE WILSON. I am a Fishmonger , and live in Wych-street . On the 23d of March I was called down, and missed my coat out of the oyster-room. I ran out, and found it pledged at Wise's, in Drury-lane.

GEORGE SCOTLAND . I am servant to Mr. Wise, who is a pawnbroker. I took the coat in pledge of the prisoner about six o'clock in the evening, another woman was with her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man sent me to pledge it.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-59

588. JOHN CONNER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of March , one pair of trowsers, value 18s. , the goods of Eliza Cockrell .

MOSES SALMON . I am shopman to Eliza Cockrell . On the 9th of March I was at the back of the shop, in Castle-street, Leicester-square , and saw the prisoner, with two more, loitering about - They went away; soon after Gwilt told me I was robbed. I ran out, and secured the prisoner by Cranbourn-passage.

BENJAMIN GWILT . I saw the prisoner take the trowsers from the prosecutrix's shop, and give them to another man, who ran away with them; I told Salmon, he ran out and overtook him. I am sure-he is the man. He resisted.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of them.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C. J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-60

589. MARGARET M'CAVE was indicted for stealing on the 4th of March , two shirts, value 2l. , the property of Frederick Portland , Esq .

SARAH FENSON . I am a laundress, and live in Baker-street, Westminster . On the 4th of March, about two o'clock in the afternoon, I went out of my laundry, and bolted the door - I left seven shirts there. As I went through the passage the prisoner came to see a woman who lived in the parlour - She came into the laundry whilst I was there, and went out again; after that I saw her come out again - She must have pushed the bolt aside. I noticed her appearing more bulky than when she came in, and saw the sleeve of a shirt hanging down from under her gown, I went in and missed two shirts, she was searched and they were found under her clothes, round her body.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I do not know how they got there.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-61

590. MARGARET WELCH was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of July , eight shirts, 1l. 18s. , the goods of Samuel Beckett .

ESTHER BECKETT . I am the wife of Samuel Becket , and am a laundress. On the 8th of July I missed eight shirts-the prisoner was employed, among several others, to wash for me - I found them at Courtney's. She absconded.

JAMES COURTNEY . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged a shirt with me.

JOHN WHITAKER . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged a shirt with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I only took two.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-62

592. JOHN SAUNDERS was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of March , 14lbs. Of sugar, value 10s.; 1lb. of tea, value 7s., and four aprons, value 4s. , the goods of Margaret Fowler .

MARGARET FOWLER . I am a publican , and live in Mount-street, Cavendish-square . On the 23d of March, about two o'clock, the prisoner came into the house, and went out again about four-he had five pints of beer to drink; I missed the articles stated in the indictment as he went out. I followed him and saw him drop them; he came through the bar to go out.

WILLIAM PEACOCK . I saw the prisoner come in; he stood at the bar sometime, and said he was waiting for a friend - He had an empty basket with him. I went down stairs, when I returned I missed the things. I ran out, overtook him, and took the goods out of his basket, which he threw down.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. They were given to me to carry.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-63

593. WILLIAM HOPKINS and JOHN HOPKINS were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of February , three table-cloths, value 30s. , the goods of Robert Coulson .

ROBERT COULSON . I keep an hotel in Lower Brook-street , the prisoner, William Hopkins , was my underwaiter - He absconded; his brother John used to come to see him. They were both apprehended at Portsmouth, and some duplicates found on them which related to my property.

JOHN LAWSON . I am a pawnbroker. I took the articles stated in the indictment in pledge from John Hopkins.

ROBERT HILL . I apprehended the prisoners at Portsmouth. I found some duplicates on John - He said his brother gave them to him; William denied it.

WILLIAM HOPKINS'S Defence. I gave the cloths to my brother to pledge.

WILLIAM HOPKINS - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Two Years .

JOHN HOPKINS - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C. J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-64

594. WILLIAM GUYAN was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February , three sheets, value 15s. , the goods of James Macmillan , Sen .

JAMES MACMILLAN . I keep the Coach and Horses, public-house, in St. Martin's-lane . On the 28th of February, at night, I was in the bar, and heard a noise up stairs. I went up, and saw the prisoner hid under the bed, with the sheets.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Did not the prisoner keep company with your daughter - A. No.; I never knew her to be up stairs with him.

JAMES MACMILLAN , JUN. I heard the noise, went up stairs, and saw the prisoner. I asked him what he wanted? he made no answer, but got under the bed-the constable found him there-the sheets were on the landing-place.

Cross-examined. The sheets were taken from the bed down stairs - I saw them under his arm,

RICHARD GAMBLE . I am a bricklayer. On the 28th of February I heard the noise, and saw the prisoner going up stairs with the sheets under his arm. He got under the bed - I pulled him out. He made a great resistance, and said if he did not put an end to me his pals should.

Cross-examined. I have married the prosecutor's daughter. I never saw the prisoner before.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-65

595. JAMES EASOM was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of February , one writing-desk, value 7s. , the goods of Benjamin Willoughby .

BENJAMIN WILLOUGHBY . I am a broker , and live in King-street, Soho . On the 21st of February I was at tea in my parlour, and heard the cry of Stop thief! I ran out, pursued the prisoner, and saw him drop the writing-desk, he was secured. I took him to the watch-house. I returned to my shop, and missed the writing-desk-it was never found.

LOUISA WILLOUGHBY . I am the wife of the last witness. The desk was brought back to the house after the prisoner dropped it - I knew it to be my husband's property-it was taken from the window, we had only that one in the shop. After the desk was brought back, some of the crowd said I must give it them to take to the watch-house - I gave it to an old man to take there, I did not know him. When the prisoner was brought back he said he had taken it. I never saw it after.

WILLIAM THOMPSON . I heard the cry, and seized the prisoner in Dean-street. He said, "Don't stop me, I have been fighting!" The prosecutor came up, and told me to bring him back; he then said it was his first offence, and he did it as his mother was ill.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Lord C. J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-66

596. WILLIAM CARR was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February , one handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of Henry Sawyer , from his person .

THOMAS GOWER . I am a cabinet-maker. On the 28th of February, about two o'clock in the afternoon, I was passing down Holborn-hill, and saw the prisoner and another man together, trying to take the handkerchief out of Mr. Sawyer's pocket, who was walking before them. They kept following him, and made a second attempt. I saw the handkerchief taken out of his pocket between Shoe-lane and Fleet-market. I went up, and collared the prisoner, he threw it down. The people said,

"Let him go!" Mr. Sawyer told me to detain him - I took him to the Compter. His companion went down Field-lane. The prisoner said he was sorry for it, and if I had any children they might come to the same fate.

WILLIAM CLARK . I saw the prisoner secured, and saw him throw the handkerchief down, I picked it up.

HENRY SAWYER . I am an attorney , and live at Enfield. On the 28th of February, I was going along Holborn-hill -just as I passed Shoe-lane, the last witness called to me, and produced my handkerchief, which I had not then missed. The prisoner said he was out of employ.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Two men picked the gentleman's pocket, and dropped the handkerchief - I picked it up, and was going to return it when I was taken.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-67

597. ELIZA MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of March , one copper coal-scuttle, value 1l. 3s. , the goods of Sophia Ann Deacon and John Duncan .

JOHN DUNCAN. I am a furnishing-ironmonger , in partnership with Sophia Ann Deacon , we live on Ludgate-hill . On the 6th of March, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner stooping down in our premises, as if to tie her shoe, she had some toys in her handkerchief - I was engaged with a customer. Soon after, she was brought back to the shop with the coalscuttle, which I knew to be our's.

WALTER LEWIS . I am shopman to Mr. Duncan. I was going towards the front of the shop, and saw the prisoner, apparently tying up her shoe. I went back, and came to the front of the shop again, and saw her in the same position, and looking up as if to see whether she was observed. Suspecting her, I went behind the glass-case, and saw her tying something up. In a minute or two she went out with a bundle - I missed the coal-scuttle from where she was stooping. I followed her into Fleet-market, laid hold of her bundle, and found it was the scuttle. I brought her back, and gave her in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was intoxicated.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-68

598. THOMAS WOOD was indicted for feloniously embezzling the sum of 1l. 7s. 4d., the monies of William Day , his master, on whose account he had received it .

WILLIAM DAY . I am a butcher , in Leadenhall-market, the prisoner was my servant , and entrusted to receive money for me. I sent him with some meat to Mrs. Enouy, at the Hope Tavern, Mitre-court, Fleet-street , and to receive the money-he never returned to me, nor paid me the money.

ELIZA ENOUY . I am the wife of Thomas Enouy, who keeps a tavern in Mitre-court - We deal with Mr. Day. On the 19th of February the prisoner brought the meat, I paid him 1l. 7s. 4d.; I had a receipt for it, but have lost it.

JOSEPH WOCESTER. I apprehended the prisoner on the 22d of February, in Bunhill-row.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-69

599. WILLIAM SOPER was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of March , 39 yards of sail-cloth, value 30s. , the goods of George Taylor .

GEORGE TAYLOR . I am a sailcloth-factor , and live in Fenchurch-street . On the 13th of March, about eleven o'clock in the morning, I lost the cloth.

JOHN COOPER . I am Mr. Taylor's porter. On the 13th of March, I saw the prisoner come into the warehouse, lift the cloth on his shoulder, and walk out with it. I followed him about thirty yards, and secured him with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A gentleman came out, and gave it to me to carry.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years ,

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-70

600. REBECCA REEVES , MARGARET ROWLEY , and MARGARET SAUNDERS were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of March , one scarf, value 4s. 6d. , the goods of William Parnell Tyars .

WILLIAM PARNELL TYARS . I am a linen-draper , and live in the Minories . On the 24th of March, about one o'clock, the prisoners, Rowley and Saunders, came into the shop, and bought a small quantity of muslin; about an hour after, Forrester brought the scarf, which had been in the shop when they came there.

JOHN FORRESTER . I am an officer. On the 24th of March, I saw the prisoners and another woman together - I watched them down the Minories. Saunders and Rowley went into several shops; they went into the prosecutor's-Reeves walked on before, and went and sat on the step of a door in Hamman-street. Rowley and Saunders came out, and went up to her - They all turned the corner, and came into the Minories again. I went up to Reeves, and asked her what she had in her apron, under her shawl? she said they were her own, and that a man gave them to her. I put her into Mr. Haywood's shop, ran round, and met the other two. I found the scarf in Reeves's apron.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

REEVES'S Defence. A woman gave it to me.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-71

601. JOHN BLAY and JAMES LOCKWOOD were indicted for stealing, on the 31st of March , one bullock's head, value 2s. 6d. , the goods of John Pitt .

JOHN PITT . I am a butcher , in Leadenhall-market . On the 31st of March I lost the bullock's head.

WILLIAM STUBBING . I am a butcher. I was in Leadenhall-market, and saw the prisoners there-one of them appeared to be looking about; soon after, I saw Blay run away with the head, which hung on Mr. Pitt's book-Lockwood followed down the passage immediately, they were together. I sent Hammant after them. I am sure they are the men - I knew them before.

THOMAS HAMMANT . Mr. Stubbings sent me after the prisoners. I followed them down the passage, where Lockwood joined Blay, who had the head. I followed them into a door-way in Fenchurch-street - soon after that they both came out. Lockwood then had the head in a smock-frock, which Blay had on, before he ran into the door-way. They went as far as Paul's-head-court-Blay stopped at the corner, and Lockwood carried it up the court. While he was gone, Blay saw me watching them; shortly after, I saw them talking together at the corner. Blay passed the court with the head on his shoulder, without the smock frock. I fetched a constable, and gave them in charge. I am sure they are the men - I have known them a long while.

WILLIAM WOCESTER . I took the prisoners into custody.

BLAY'S Defence. I was in distress.

BLAY - GUILTY . Aged 26.

LOCKWOOD - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-72

602. FRANCIS CUMMINGS and JOHN HASTINGS were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of February , one boat called a skiff, value 2l., the property of Thomas Arnall ; two sculls, value 2s., the property of Thomas Berridge ; and one sack, value 2s. , the goods of Charles Ritchie and Robert Ritchie .

JOHN ARNALL . I am a waterman , and keep a skiff. On the 12th of February I stowed it in Davis's Hole, Horsleydown , between six and seven o'clock in the evening-I missed it next day, and found it at the Thames Police-office. - It was my father's, Thomas Arnall .

HENRY YELTEM . I am a lighterman, and servant to Charles and Robert Ritchie , of Greenwich. I lost several sacks out of the barge-one of them was found on the prisoners.

THOMAS BERRIDGE . I am a waterman . I lost a pair of sculls from Old Stairs, Horsleydown-those found with the prisoners are them.

JAMES WHITE . I am a constable. On the 13th of February, about half-past three o'clock in the morning, I apprehended the prisoner's in Arnall's skiff, at Horsleydown - They were both in it, with the sack and sculls. I asked them where they were going at that time of the morning? they said, they were going to do a job at Scott's craft, at Horsleydown. I asked where Scott's craft were? Hastings said he did not choose to tell me. I asked him his name? he said it was Smith. I asked him if he meant to persist in that name? he said, Yes. Cummings refused to tell me his name-I took them both to the office. Hastings then said his name was Hastings; I told him I knew that. Arnall claimed the skiff-Hastings said it was Arnall's.

CUMMINGS'S Defence. It is a common thing for watermen to borrow of each other.

HASTINGS'S Defence. The things were all in the skiff. I took it as my own was not afloat.

CUMMINGS - GUILTY . Aged 30.

HASTINGS - GUILTY . Aged 33.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-73

608. JANE TURNER was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of March , one cloak, value 1l. , the goods of Samuel Downs .

WILLIAM SANDERS . I am shopman to Samuel Downes , who is a haberdasher , and lives in Cranbourn-street, Leicester-square . On the 17th of March, between six and seven o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner come and snatch the clock from the door. I ran out and secured him with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-74

604. JOHN THOMPSON was indicted for feloniously having in his possession three forged 1l. bank notes, knowing them to be forged .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-75

605. PETER SILVEY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of February , one copper can, value 2l. , the property of Benjamin Hodges , Benjamin George Hodges , and William Robert Hodges .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stealing it to be the property of William Husband .

WILLIAM ROBERT HODGES . I am a distiller , in partnership with Benjamin and Benjamin George Hodges.

WILLIAM HUSBAND . I am carman to Messrs. Hodges - I drove the waggon into Compton-street , about six o'clock in the evening, and saw two men walking backward and forward by it - I suspected them. Soon after that, a person struck my fore-horse-the horse ran across the street; I put it right, returned to the tail of the waggon and missed the can-the prisoner was one of the men that were lurking about the waggon.

JOSEPH BURY . On the 21st of February I was in Compton-street, and saw the prisoner lurking about the waggon. Suspecting him, I watched and saw him take the can out - I followed, overtook, and asked him what was under his apron? he said he did not know, for he picked it up. I took it from him in Queen-street.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up.

GUILTY . Aged 60.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-76

606. GEORGE CHAPMAN alias CLAXTON was indicted for that he, on the 25th of October , at St. James, Clerkenwell , feloniously did forge and counterfeit a certain bank note, (setting it forth, No. 67,301, dated the 30th of August, 1817, for 1l.) with intent to defraud the Governor and Company of the Bank of England .

SECOND COUNT. For feloniously disposing of, and putting away, a like forged note, with the like intent, knowing the same to be forged and counterfeited.

THIRD AND FOURTH COUNTS, the same, only calling the forged instrument, a promissory note for the payment of money, instead of a bank note.

FOUR OTHER COUNTS, like the four former, only stating the prisoner's intent to be, to defraud Samuel Wright .

SAMUEL WRIGHT . I am a pawnbroker , and live at No. 1, Mutton-hill, Clerkenwell . I know the prisoner; I have known him for eighteen months, or two years, and remember his coming to my shop on the 21st of October, to redeem a coat which he had pledged in December previous, in the name of Cross - He redeemed it with a 1l. note. On the 25th he came again and bought a pistol of me for 7s., and paid me a 1l. note, which I marked, (looking at one,) this is it, it has "Cross, Islington, 25-10, for pistol," on it, in my own handwriting.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I have never heard of the first note that he paid me; it is not at all uncommon, for people to give false names when they pledge - I believe he lived where he said.

COURT Q. By what name do you know him? - A. By the names of Davis and Cross; I do not know where he lived; I believe I wrote on the note in his presence; I kept it apart from any others until I wrote the name on it, I am sure it is the note.

HANNAH DOUGHTON . I washed for the prisoner. At the beginning of September last, he came to me about his linen. On the 18th or 19th he changed a note at my house, he gave it to my servant, Rachael Ambler , he asked her to get it changed; he sent her for some liquor and gave her the note; he was going to take his linen; I told her to go to Mr. Hart's, the sign of the Carved Red Lion; she came back and gave the prisoner the change. He came again within a day or two of the 20th - I believe it was the 20th, for his linen, and gave me a 1l. note for his bill; I sent Ambler to the same place, to get it changed; she went out and brought the change back; he paid my bill out of it. I live at No. 9, Bird's-buildings, Islington.

RACHAEL AMBER . In September last, I was Doughton's servant; the prisoner gave me a 1l. note, to get some liquor; I went to Hart's, at the Carved Red Lion, paid it for the liquor, and brought the change back. I gave the note to Mr. Hart, he wrote on it in my presence. Within a day or two after, the prisoner gave me another 1l. note to get changed; I gave that also to Mr. Hart, he wrote on it in my presence; I gave the prisoner the change.

Q. Were either of the notes out of your sight before Hart wrote on them - A. Neither of them.

ROBERT HART . I keep the Carved Red Lion, in the Islington-road; I remember Ambler paying me a note for some liquor, (looks at one) this is it - I have written on it, "Doughton, No. 9, Bird's-buildings," this is the first note.

Q. Do you remember her coming for change for a note afterwards - A. Yes, on the 20th of September, she gave it to me (looking at one,) this is it; I gave her the change; my wife took the first note, she handed it to me immediately; I wrote on it.

Cross-examined. I may have received other notes from them.

Q. Then how can you say you received this very note, from this particular person, on that day - A. They are not in the habit of coming for change; I am positive they are the notes she gave me - I took the second myself.

JOHN ROGERS . I keep a hosier's shop in Aldersgate-street. On the 29th of September, between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to my shop, and bought a pair of gloves, which came to 3s. 6d.; he offered me a 1l. note; I had known him for six months before, from his occasionally coming to my shop; I did not know his name - He used to bring his gloves to be cleaned; I used to mark them G.C.; he gave me those initials. When he tendered me the 1l. note to pay for the gloves, I had some suspicion of it, and asked him to write his name on it - He wrote, "Clarke, Kingsland-road," and returned it to me. I then asked if his name was Clarke, he said, "yes;" he wrote it himself. I then told him I suspected it was a bad note, and asked if he would wait until I sent for an officer - He appeared much confused.

Q. Did he make any answer - A.He said there was no occasion for that, and asked to look at the note; I gave it to him, it appeared to me that he wanted to put it into his pocket; he was going to rumple it up - I snatched it out of his hand; I held it up to the light in the shop, he then snatched it out of my hand; I laid hold of his arm, and jumped over the counter; he got off with it; I followed him, calling out Stop thief - I never lost sight of him; I did not see what he did with the note; I overtook him in about one minute; he ran about fifty yards up Barbican and was stopped; then he was brought back to my shop, I asked what he had done with the note - He said he had lost it in his confusion (looking at part of a note,) this is the remnant of the note he offered me-the word Clarke is on it, which he wrote.

Cross-examined. I did not know his hand-writing before - I took particular notice of it; he was ten minutes in the shop; I am certain it is the note.

COURT. Q. How long after he was stopped did you see the remnant of the note-A. Not more than a minute or two after.

WILLIAM PARLETT . I live in Barbican; I heard the cry of stop thief, went to the door, and saw a crowd; something came from a man's mouth with a blow-the man was stopped; it was the prisoner - He blew the note from his mouth; I saw it come from his mouth; it appeared to be pieces of paper - I picked three of them up; another person picked up one; I marked those I picked up, (looking at them.) these are them; I marked them 29-9, 1817. I saw him searched; when I went into the room, I said, is your name Clarke? - he said, "Yes, sir, is the note found?"

JOHN DARNELL . I am a constable; I took charge of the prisoner, on the 29th of September, and had him in custody on the 4th of October. I was taking him from the office to the Compter; his father and hrothers were with him - They asked me to let him go into a public-house to drink; while there, one of the brothers got up to go; the prisoner said,

"William, I want to speak a word to you before you go;" I turned my head and he got out of the door immediately. I saw him no more until he was taken again.

JAMES BASSETT . I am apprentice to Mr. Harris, a pawnbroker, and live in Great Wardour-street. On the 12th of November, the prisoner came to the shop and pledged a watch, made by Underhill, two seals, a telescope, and two rings for 2l. 12s., in the name of Smith. The next day he came and redeemed them, and gave me three 1l. notes, which I marked (looking at two), these are two of them - They have "Mr. Smith, 13th of November, 1817. I.B." on them, which I wrote.

EDWARD GODDEN . I lived servant to Mr. Dobree, a pawnbroker in Oxford-street. On the 13th of November, about half-past five in the evening, the prisoner, I believe, came to our shop - I will not positively swear to him - I believe him to be the person; he pledged a telescope, two seals, a watch, (by Underhill,) and two rings, for 2l.10s. I gave him the money for them. About half-past seven, or a quarter to eight, the same evening, he came to redeem them - He tendered me three 1l. notes; I did not like their appearance; I gave them to Bagaley, another shopman, who was in the shop, to look at, he did not like them, and took them into the parlour to Mr. Owen; he came out of the parlour, leaving the notes in the parlour, and expressed his dislike of them to the prisoner, and asked him to leave them till next morning, that we might have them examined; he made no objection; Bagaley was walking to the other end of the shop; my back was turned, during that time the prisoner left the shop, and has never come since, either for the goods or notes - They were never redeemed to my knowledge.

Cross-examined. I have some recollection of him, by what I can form from my belief; I drew up a description of him that evening, and from that description, I believe him to be the same man; it is not from what others have said.

JOHN BAGALEY . I am a shopman to Mr. Dobree; I was present when the prisoner pledged the goods; he came in about two hours and a half after, to redeem them; he gave Godden the notes, who handed them to me. I looked at them and observed the name of Stevenson and Co. 4-11-17, on them, in red ink (looks at them), I have no doubt of these being the same - I also observed two of them were dated 26th of September, the goods are now at the shop - He never called for them, or the notes after.

HANNAH CREED . I know the prisoner - He lodged at my house in the name of Champaine, or something like it; I changed him a 1l. note (looks at one,) this is it, it has " G. C. - I. C. my lodger," on it. G. C. is his name and I. C. my husband's. On the 18th of December, I received another from him (looks at one,) this is it-it is marked in the same way. My husband is a pork-butcher - He paid it for some chops.

THOMAS FOY . I am a police officer. I had received information, and a description of the prisoner, and apprehended him at Creed's, on the 21st of February; I asked his name-he said it was George Chapman ; I remembered him immediately - He was taken to the House of Correction, examined in Marlborough-street, and committed for re-examination. On the 13th of March, I was taking him to the House of Correction, in a chariot, he was double ironed-the moment the coach got to Elm-street, close to the prison, he seized me, and seized him; we were in the coach; he seized me in an instant, put a rope round my throat, drove me against the back of the coach, and held me round my neck - He hurt me considerably, and got me off the seat of the coach; I

seized him and called to the coachman as soon as I could; he slipped the rope round my neck, and prevented my calling out at first. During the struggle the iron fell off one of his legs; I held him fast, another person got up and held him on one side, while I secured him on the other. When we got to the House of Correction, I found the rivet of the iron of his other leg filed so as to come completely off-it came off in the House of Correction; the one that fell off in the coach was also filed. On his being taken out of the coach, a man found a knife on the seat, between the seat and his thigh, it was under him where he sat-there was a blood-mark on the cushion, and his hand had bled-there were no marks of blood on the knife. I saw the turnkey find two files on him, which he said, he had used to file his irons off - He said he was sorry for the violence he had used to me, but I must consider his situation.

ROBERT FISH . I am a bank-note inspector; the note uttered to Wright is forged in every respect; the paper, engraving, and hand-writing; the two uttered to Rachael Ambler, the fragments of that uttered to Rogers, the two uttered to Bassett, the three uttered to Dobree, and the two to Creed, are all forged in every respect.

(The note No. 67,301, dated August the 30th, 1817. 1l. signed R. Clough, was here put in and read.)

Prisoner's Defence. I can prove that at the time the notes were uttered to Dobree, I was at another place, it being my birth-day - I was with my father, mother and sister.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

Of Uttering.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Lord C.J. Ellenborough.

Reference Number: t18180401-77

607. CHARLES WOODGATE was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Rickerby , about eight o'clock in the night of the 23d of February , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein twenty handkerchiefs, value 3l., and ten shawls, value 10l., his property .

WILLIAM RICKERBY . I am a linen-draper , and live in Oxford-street . On the 23d of February, in the evening, I was in my shop with my three men, and some-customers-the shop-door was open; I heard a violent smash of glass; I ran forward, several persons were calling thieves. I ran out and followed my young men up a court; when we got to Castle-street, I found the prisoner was stopped, with the silk handkerchiefs, which were mine-they cost me 30s.

THOMAS HORBERRY . On the 23d of February, at night, I heard the cry of stop thief, in Castle-street; the prisoner came running up very quick. I knocked him down, secured him, and found the silk handkerchiefs on him-the prosecutor came up immediately.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was the glass broken and the handkerchiefs hanging out of the window-partly on the pavement; I picked them up and ran away-they hung round the button of my coat.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Of stealing, but not of breaking and entering.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-78

608. THOMAS SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of February , at St. Giles's in the Fields , one hide of leather, value 5l., the goods of Robert George , William Pitcher and Eliza Pitcher , widow , in their dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be the dwelling-house of Eliza Pitcher, only.

ROBERT GEORGE . I am a coachmaker , in partnership with William Pitcher, and Eliza Pitcher, widow. On Saturday the 14th of February, about half-past eleven o'clock in the morning, I had four hides of leather, lying in my shop; I saw them safe then-one of them was folded in a smaller compass than the others, and laid across them; in about two minutes after, I returned and missed it, and enquired if my men had moved it. I sent my men to a currier's to enquire, if he had fetched it away for any purpose - He brought the prisoner back; it cost me 5l.; it was taken out of our shop, which is part of my dwelling-house, and is in the parish of St. Giles's.

JOHN HALL . I am a filecutter; I saw three men go by the shop where I work, two or three times-the prisoner was one of them; it was about half-past eleven o'clock in the morning. About two or three minutes after, I saw him come by with the leather under his arm. I immediately went out and followed the three; I took the prisoner in Whetston's park - I found nothing on him. As I returned another man dropped the leather, and ran away. I took the prisoner to Mr. George's. My master followed the man who dropped the leather, but lost sight of him. They passed the shop two or three times, as if they were watching; when the prisoner went by, I saw the leather under his arm - I am sure he is the man; the leather had been shifted to the other man, who dropped it-I picked it up.

WILLIAM HALLATHORN . I was in Whetston's-park, about half-past eleven in the morning, and saw the prisoner and another man run past me; soon after I heard a voice cry "drop it." The man who was carrying the leather dropped it, and ran away; I believe it was the prisoner who said, drop it, but am not certain. I ran after the other man; Hall came up and took the prisoner.

Prisoner. Q. Did you see me talking to the other man - A. No, you was running not more than half a yard behind him - I only saw two men.

WILLIAM GODFREY. I am an officer. I took the prisoner and leather in charge - I found 23s. on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Hall told the magistrate he was working opposite Parker's-lane, and saw me with it; I am told he works in a cellar.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 27.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-79

609. ALLEN GREGORY was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Weeden , about nine o'clock in the night of the 30th of March , at Ickenham , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein two sheets, value 10s.; one pillow, value 5s.; two pillow-cases, value 1s.; one counterpane, value 4s.; five blankets, value 4s.; one rug, value 1s.; one coat, value 10s.; one brace, value 2d.; one handkerchief, value 2s.; one cap, value 6d.; one pocket-book, value

6d; one 10l. two 5l. and fifteen 1l. bank notes, his property .

JAMES WEEDEN . I am a farmer , and live at Ickenham, Middlesex. I rent a house there. and live in it by myself. On the 30th of March, at six o'clock in the evening, I fastened all my doors and windows, and went out-my property was all safe then, it was dark, between seven and eight o'clock. I returned at ten o'clock, and found my house broken open - A pane of glass had been taken out of the window, by which means they unfastened the sash - They got up by a ladder. As soon as I got into my room I fell over a stick. I turned my head to the window and found my house was broken open. I then ran up stairs with the candle, and found my sheets and blankets taken off the bed, my great-coat gone, and my pocketbook taken from off the tester of the bed. I lost the articles stated in the indictment, which were worth 37l, together. There was one 10l. two 5l. and fifteen 1l. notes in my pocket-book, which I had concealed at the top of my bed at six o'clock that night, for security. I saw all the property safe that night at six o'clock-but I saw none of it after. I suspected the prisoner, as he had been in the habit of calling on me. I got the headborough and constable and we all went in search of him-there were four of us; we were looking for him all night - We knew he lived at Wilsden. We went to Sandford and there separated. I and the constable went to Isleworth-the other two brought the prisoner and his wife to me; he said he had taken a house at Hanwell Common, and had the key in his pocket. When he saw me he denied having any house there at all. We took the key from him and went to look for an uninhabited house - We found a small house, and the key fitted the door - We took him with us. As soon as we got in we found my pillow-case, two blankets, a cap, and a pillow there. The people said he had taken the house on the Friday before. The constable found one of my braces in his hat. I never found any more of the property.

WILLIAM BALL. I live at Ickenham. Weeden came to me, and said his house had been broken open - We went in search of the prisoner. The prosecutor and constable went one way, and the other two went another way. I went to the house that the key fitted, with the prisoner. We tried the key to one house, which it would not open. As soon as we entered the house that the key fitted we found the property. As we were taking him to prison he said he had pledged the coat. He was apprehended the morning after the robbery, about ten o'clock.

THOMAS BYLES . I am a headborough. I went after the prisoner, and took him on Tuesday morning, Griffiths was with me; we took him to Weeden, and found the key of a house upon him. He told us where the house was - He afterwards said he had not got any house. I found none of the property on him - We found it at the house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the things.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21.

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

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-80

610. MARTHA ATKINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of February , one gown, value 5s., and one frock, value 1s. , the goods of Michael Nolan .

ANN NOLAN . I am the wife of Michael Nolan , and keep a clothes shop . On the 21st of February, about ten o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came to me to sell a duplicate, which I refused to buy; she came again between ten and eleven to buy two frocks; as she went out she pulled down the gown and frock from the door, I ran out, but she got off with them. I met her six days after, and secured her.

Prisoner's Defence. I never touched them.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-81

611. JAMES BUTLER was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of March , one fixture, i.e. one copper, value 12s., belonging to Eliza Wood , and then fixed to her dwelling-house .

ELIZA WOOD . I live at Marylebone . On the 28th of March my copper was unfixed, and taken from my house. I found the prisoner at the watch-house with one. I cannot swear it is mine. ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-82

612. JOHN BOYCE and THOMAS DOVER were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of March , 13 yards of floor-cloth, value 2l. , the goods of Henry Couch .

HENRY COUCH . I live in James-street, Lisson-green . On the 17th of March I heard an alarm, ran out, and met Thorpe pursuing the two prisoners. I took Dover in a public-house about a hundred yards off. I missed the floor-cloth from my shop-it was brought back. Dover said he did not take it, but was with the man who did. I saw Dover run into the public-house - He threw the cloth down.

THOMAS THORPE . I am a plasterer. On the 17th of March, about one o'clock, I saw the prisoners lurking about the prosecutor's shop, I passed them about fifty yards, turned round, and saw them walking together, with the oil-cloth - I saw Boyce take it and carry it before him, Dover walked by his side. I sent my brother to tell the prosecutor, who came out, and the prisoners ran away-the prosecutor pursued; I ran down Stafford-street to meet them, but lost them; in the evening we took Boyce, in bed. I am sure they were in company-both went up to the shop and came away together.

ELIZA OWEN . I live opposite the prosecutor. I saw the prisoners standing before the door, loitering about. The prisoner, Boyce, took the cloth-Dover was with him. I am sure they are the men.

RICHARD COATS . I apprehended Boyce, in bed, at his house, that night.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BOYCE'S Defence. I know nothing of it.

BOYCE - GUILTY . Aged 18.

DOVER - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-83

613. MARY BRETT was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of March , six yards of calico, value 5s. , the goods of Benjamin Rogers .

BENJAMIN ROGERS . I am a staymaker , and live in Kingsland-road . On the 10th of March, about eleven o'clock in the morning, I lost the cloth from my shop; suspecting the prisoner, I went to her house and found it there.

THOMAS WEEKS . I am a watch-maker. I searched the prisoner's lodgings, and found the cloth in her bed. She said it was only a drunken frolic.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I am sorry for it.

GUILTY . Aged 47.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-84

614. ELIZA CARTWRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of February , three gowns, value 3s.; four napkins, value 1s.; two shirts, value 2s., one handkerchief, value 1s., and one shawl, value 1s. , the goods of Joseph Cavilier .

JOSEPH CAVILIER . I am a silk-weaver , and live in Cross-street, Twigg's Folly . On the 14th of February I and my wife went out, and left the prisoner, who is my apprentice , in care of the house - She absconded. I missed the articles stated in the indictment.

JOHN LINES . I am beadle of the parish. On the 22d of February the prisoner was brought to me, she said her father had turned her out of doors. Next morning I took her to her father, and he charged her with robbing her master; she said she had, and produced two duplicates of the property, which she said she had pledged.

JOHN BRICKELL . I am shopman to Mr. Isaacs, who is a pawnbroker. On the 14th of February the prisoner pledged three gowns, three shirts, three napkins, and a handkerchief with me, for 5s., in the name of Thompson.

JAMES CAMPER . I took a shawl in pledge of the prisoner, in the name of Cole.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 13.

Judgment Respited . Sent to the Refuge .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-85

615. JOHN FLORET was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of March , two sow pigs, price 3l. , the property of John Scales .

JOHN SCALES. I am a shoemaker , and live in Gravel-lane, Shadwell . On the 13th of March I lost two sows about half-past eight o'clock-at twelve o'clock I found them in a stable in Bell-alley, I knew them to be mine. They could not get away by themselves.

WILLIAM LYON . I am a constable. On the 13th of March I saw the prisoner driving the pigs in Nightingale-lane. Somebody said they were stolen, and I took him into custody. He said he was going to take them to the Green-yard.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw them straying, and was taking them to the Green-yard.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-86

616. THOMAS FORD was indicted for stealing on the 30th of January , at St. Martin's in the Fields, one watch, value 4l., the property of John Barrowcliff , in his dwelling-house ; and WILLIAM HAMBLETON was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing it to have been stolen .

JOHN BARROWCLIFF. I am a feather-bed and mattress dealer , I live in Drury-lane, in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields . On the 30th of January, when I went to bed I missed my watch, which always hung in my bedroom; I suspected the prisoner, who was my boy. On the Monday following, when he came to work, I discharged him. In consequence of what I heard, I had him apprehended; I never found it; it was worth three guineas; I refused that sum for it.

JOHN BETTS . I am out of work. On Friday the 30th of January, between five and six o'clock in the evening, I was going to tea, and saw the prisoner with the watch; I asked him where he got it? he said, he got it from his master, and shewed it to me-it had letters on the back. I told him to take it back to his master; he said he would; after I left work, I saw him again, and asked if he had taken it back; he said, he had; I said, he had not, and felt in his pocket; he shewed it to me again.

LAWRENCE PERRIN . I was in Wild-passage, the prisoner stood at the corner, and shewed me a watch; he persuaded me to walk up the street with him; when he got to Queen-street, I asked where he got it; he made no answer. When we got to Short's-gardens, he took me to the prisoner Hambleton's house; I found him and another man there; he told me to come in, and asked me what I wanted for it. Ford sent me in, and told me to ask 1l. for it - I did so; he said he would only give 12s. for it; I took that money, and gave it to Ford; he gave me half of it; he then took me into a cook shop; after that, he went to the Oratorio. I did not know Hambleton before.

JEREMIAH MAIDMANT . I apprehended the prisoners. Hambleton keeps an old iron shop -Perrin pointed him out to me on the 5th of March.

The prisoner Ford made no defence.

HAMBLETON'S Defence. I never bought the watch; there is the same kind of shop on each side of mine.

FORD - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 14.

HAMBLETON- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-87

617. THOMAS RYLAND was indicted for stealing on the 28th of March , one pair of trowsers, value 10s. , the goods of William Mathew Smellie .

WILLIAM MATHEW SMELLIE . I am a pawnbroker . On the 28th of March, about twelve o'clock, I saw the prisoner lurking about my door. In about five minutes after I saw him come and take the trowsers from the door and run away; I pursued; he threw them down; I secured him.

JOSEPH PEET . I picked the trowsers up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never had them.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-88

618. THOMAS SMITH , JOHN ROGERS , WILLIAM DOWNES , and JOSEPH TOWNSEND , were severally and separately, indicted for forgery .

No evidence. NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-89

619. THOMAS M'GOWEN was indicted for stealing on the 21st of February , one box, value 10s.; one book containing thirty prints, value 20s.; one japanned case, value 2s.; forty-five pearl counters, value 7s.; twenty other pearl counters, value 3s., and eighteen other pearl counters, value 2s.6d. , the goods of William Peter Watts .

WILLIAM JACKSON . I am proprietor of the waggon-office, at the White Horse Inn, in Friday-street. William Peter Watts 's waggons, put up there. On the 21st of February, the waggon was engaged to load some goods at Homerton, to go to Hampshire, when it arrived in town, the waggon was left in St. Paul's Church-yard , to bait the horses, during which time it was robbed. I went to Foster-lane, to a cook-shop, where I saw the property which I had put in the waggon myself three hours before - I am sure it was the same box.

JOSEPH BAILEY . I am clerk to Mr. Woodward, Great St. Thomas Apostle. On the 21st of February, about ten minutes before six o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner in St. Paul's Church-yard, carrying the box, on the east side of the road; he was making great haste, and carrying it in an awkward way; I suspected it was stolen; I followed him into Foster-lane; he then put it off his shoulder into a narrow passage; I enquired for an officer, but could not find one-as I returned towards the court, the prisoner ran away, leaving the box in the passage; he turned down George-street, which being no thoroughfare, he returned and I took him. I am sure he is the man; he said, two men gave it to him to carry; he was not far from the waggon.

HOWEL GODDARD . I am a constable. I took the prisoner and box in charge; he said, a man gave it to him to carry to Lombard-street - Foster-lane would be out of his way; he then said, he was to take it to Wood-street - Foster-lane would still be out of his way; he told the magistrate, he was to take it to Aldersgate-street.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man gave it to me to carry.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-90

620. EDWARD BENYON was indicted for stealing on the 18th of March , fifty-six yards of florentine, value 10l., the goods of Richard Preston Pritchard and John Pearson , in their dwelling-house .

RICHARD PRESTON PRITCHARD . I am a warehouseman , in partnership with John Pearson , we live at No. 16, Lawrence-lane , and No. 27, King-street , it is one house with two fronts. I live in the house, my partner lives in the house adjoining; both houses communicate one with the other, they form one house, it is all in the parish of St. Lawrence Jury . In March last the prisoner was our porter , he had about a guinea a week, besides perquisites; he is a single man. We sell stuffs and silks.

THOMAS DRAPER . I live at No. 107, High Holborn, with my brother, who is a leather-seller. In March last the prisoner came to our house, and asked me if we sold Denmark sattins-shoemakers call it by that name, it is worsted florentine; I told him we dealt in them; he said he should like to serve me with some; I asked him if he was a manufacturer of them, or a seller; he said, he was only a seller; I told him I thought I could sell him some as cheap as he could sell his, from his appearance, and told him I thought he could not serve me; he said, he did not want to buy, but had some to sell; I asked him if they were half-ell or three-quarters wide; he said, both; I asked him what he would take for the best article three-quarters wide; he said he would send me the best at 120s. the piece; I said he might send me some as a sample; he said, he had just taken six pieces to the west end of the town; I asked if it was to a shoemaker's in Oxford-street; he said, it was not, but to Mr. Caston's, No. 20, Tottenham Court-road, and to Henry Wood and Sons, Chandos-street; I said as he served such houses as those, he might send me some for a sample; he left, and I saw him no more. The next day a ticket-porter brought two pieces with a bill of parcels in them, this is it (reads), I Double Russell, a 120s., 6l., I ditto a 105s., 5l. 5s.; there is a note at the bottom, stating that if these would suit, he had more, and expected some finer in on Saturday, and that he would call on Monday-it is signed," Wm. Griffiths ;" the porter said he was to have the money, or the goods back; I read the note to him, and told him the goods would suit, but the note contained no authority for me to pay him the money; as a satisfaction, I wrote a note, addressed to Mr. Griffiths, whose name was on the bill, saying we never paid money without a discount. When I opened the parcel, I knew the goods to belong to Messrs Pritchard and Co. by the manner they were folded; I have dealt with them; the porter left; the moment he was gone, I told my brother - He sent to Pritchard and Co. Mr. Pritchard came and claimed the goods.

WILLIAM BARBER . I am a malster. I know the prisoner. I lodged in the same house with him. I wrote the bill and letter, on the evening before it is dated, by his desire.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I did not know he could write; I knew his name was Benyon; I had no idea what it was for.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. What did he say - A. We sleep in the same room; he produced a letter which was written very bad, and asked me to copy it better.

JOSEPH CARTER . I am a porter. I was at the stand in Basinghall-street. On the 19th of March, the prisoner fetched me from the stand, and asked me to carry a parcel to Mr. Draper's, Holborn; he said the invoice was inside, and I was to bring the money for them. When I got to Mr. Draper's, I delivered that message, and the parcel that the prisoner gave me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 29.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-91

621. ELIZA ROBERTS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of March , four printed books, value 8s. , the goods of John Harrington .

JOHN HARRINGTON . I have the care of two houses, which are let out as counting-houses, in Union-court, Broad-street . On the 19th of March, I went out at three o'clock, returned about four, and found the prisoner in custody. I know nothing of her.

JOHN HARRINGTON , JUN, I took the books up, intending to put them into my bed-room, but not having the key I left them by the door until I went up again. I was going up between three and four o'clock, and saw the prisoner going out of the house with them under her arm - I pursued, and caught her going into an old iron-shop in Old Bethlem, to sell them. I took her back - She said she stole them. I gave her in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A woman gave them to me to sell.

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-92

622. DENNIS SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of April , one pair of shoes, value 6s. , the goods of Samuel Gotch .

SAMUEL GOTCH . I am a shoemaker , and live on Saffron-hill -the prisoner worked for me.

JOHN MARCHANT. I am a shoemaker, and live in Field-lane. On the 1st of April, between eleven and twelve o'clock, the prisoner came and offered me a pair of shoes for sale; he said he made them himself the day before. I told him they had been made a long while, and had laid in some shop. I asked him who he worked for? he said for Mr. Ewel and Mr. Walker. I asked him if he worked for any other person? he said, No. I asked him if he worked for Gotch? he said, he did not now, but that he did sometime ago. I told him I suspected the shoes belonged to Gotch, and asked him to go there with me-he would not. I sent for Gotch - He ran out of the shop, I followed and secured him on Snow-hill - I am sure he is the man. Gotch came and claimed the shoes. The prisoner then said he bought the duplicate of them. He could not tell where they were pledged.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I knew they were not country-made shoes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined One Month .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-93

623. JOSEPH HURST was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , 18 pterophoros, value 3l. 12s., and three printed books, value 19s., the goods of John Poole , in his dwelling-house .

ANDREW POOLE . I am the son of John Poole , who is a stationer , and lives in Fetter-lane . I did not miss the property until after the prisoner was taken. He was our servant .

ROBERT DRAKE. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Long-lane. On the 25th of March the prisoner offered me the pen-bearers, or pencil-cases, for sale - He said they were his town, and that he had them in exchange for some prayer-books - He offered the books for sale also. I asked him to wait, while I went out to get an officer.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. I do not know what the things are called - I should call them pencil-cases.

GEORGE WORRALL . I am a constable. I was sent for, and took the prisoner into custody while he was being paid for the things. I asked him where he got them? he said his father left him the books in sheets, and he bound them. He at last said he stole them from his master, and begged forgiveness.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY Aged 23.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only.

Confined One Month .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-94

624. SARAH BECKETT was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of February , one gown, value 2s. , the goods of Eleanor James .

ELEANOR JAMES . I am a charwoman . On the 27th of February I met the prisoner coming out of my room; I asked her what she wanted? - soon after, I missed the gown.

MARY KIMLEY . I am a rag-dealer. I bought the gown of the prisoner for 4d. as old rags. I will not swear she is the woman.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-95

625. SAMUEL BARNES and MARY BARNES , alias PURDIE , were indicted for stealing, one the 15th of March , one bed, value 3l.; one bolster, value 12s.; two pillows, value 8s.; one pair of sheets, value 17s.; two pillow-cases, value 3s.; two blankets, value 5s.; one quilt, value 3s.; one kettle, value 3s.; one pair of tongs, value 1s.6d.; one poker, value 6d.; one pot, value 6d; and three irons, value 3s., the goods of Jonathan Gardner , in a lodging-room .

SARAH GARDNER . I am the wife of Jonathan Gardner , we live in Plough-court, Fetter-lane . On the 24th of January I let the female prisoner a furnished room at 4s. per week. The man came in on the Wednesday - They remained there seven weeks, and never paid any rent. On the 15th of March I went up to the room, and asked for the rent - He said he was going to Twickenham for the money - They left on the Monday. I looked through the key-hole, and missed the property-nothing was left but a mattress; I lost the articles stated in the indictment, which were let to them with the room.

WILLIAM GARDNER . I am a son of the last witness-the prisoners lived together there. The man came after the woman, and engaged with me again for the room; they said the parish would pay their rent. I took the woman in Covent-garden the day they left - I took the man in Bedfordbury. The woman said she was coming to settle about the things she had taken from us.

CHARLES WORLEY . On the 14th of March I saw the prisoners in Fetter-lane, going towards Holborn. The man had a bundle, wrapped in a blanket.

ROBERT BURY . I am apprentice to Mr. Brown, who is a pawnbroker. I wrote the duplicate for an iron - I do not know who pledged it.

JOSEPH MIATT. The prisoners were given in my charge. The man said he could tell me where the things were pledged.

SAMUEL BARNES 'S Defence. We were in distress - I went to Twickenham to get money.

MARY BARNES 'S Defence. The man is not my husband - I was in distress.

S. BARNES - GUILTY . Aged 61.

M. BARNES - GUILTY . Aged 44.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-96

626. RICHARD RATFORD , JAMES BUTLER , SUSANNAH WILSON , GEORGE DOWNES , and MARY SHAW were severally and separately indicted for forgery .

MR. SERGEANT BOSANQUET, on the part of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, declined offering any evidence. NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-97

627. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of March , one milk-pot, value 1s. 6d , the goods of James Hogg .

ELIZA HOGG . I am the wife of James Hogg , we live in Gloucester-place, Salmon's-lane . On the 28th of March, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, I found the prisoner in my parlour, by the cupboard. I asked him what he wanted? he said he wanted Mr. Scott - I told him he did not live there. I missed the milkpot-it was found in his pocket. He must have taken it out of the cupboard.

MARY AMOS. I am sister to Mrs. Hogg. I took the milk-pot out of his pocket, observing his coat folded over.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it on the floor.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-98

628. WILLIAM LATIMER EARNSHAW was inicted for that he, at the time of committing the several felonies hereafter mentioned, was employed by and under the Post-Office in Great Britain, in delivering letters and packets brought to the General Post-Office in London; and that on the 11th of December , a certain letter, sent by post from Ryde, in the Isle of Wight, to the said Office, for and to be delivered to Ann Taylor , at Edward's-place, Seymour-place, St. Marylebone, containing a warrant for the payment of 1l. 19s. 11d., came into his hands and possession while so employed, and that he did feloniously secrete the said letter, containing the said warrant, the same being in force, and the property of Robert Armstrong , and the money payable and secured by the said warrant being unsatisfied .

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

On the production of the said warrant, MR. ARABIN, on behalf of the prisoner, objected, that by a recent Act, although the sum was under 2l., the warrant required a stamp, in consequence of which it was not a valid order. The Court allowed the objection, and the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-99

629. WILLIAM LATIMER EARNSHAW was again indicted for a similar offence, on the 29th of November , in secreting a letter, containing four 1l. bank notes, the property of Joseph Ford , for and to be delivered to Ann Ford, No. 31, Shuldham-street, Bryanstone-square .

JOSEPH FORD. I am butler to Sir William Peppis . On the 28th of November, I was near Twyford, in Berkshire. I inclosed four 1l. notes in a post letter, and directed them to my wife, Mrs. Ann Ford, No. 31, Shuldham-street, Bryanstone-square, Marylebone, London. I took the numbers of them, they were as follows: No. 71,936, 27th May, 1814; 37,663, 27th July, 1817; 19,658, 27th Aug. 1817; and 36,173, 24th July, 1816. I delivered the letter to Mrs. Holt, the post-mistress of Twyford, and paid the postage to London, which was 1s.1d. On the 6th of December I received a letter from my wife (looking at a 1l. note, No. 36,173, 24th July, 1816)-this is one of the notes I sent her, it has my own hand-writing on it. The letter came from my wife almost open-it had been opened; it was wafered.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. I wrote the name of Barker on it myself - I have received two or three notes from him.

MARY HOLT . I keep a receiving-house for letters at Twyford. On the 28th of November I received a letter from Joseph Ford , he paid 1s. 1d., the postage to town. A letter put into my office is sent to Maidenhead. I safely sealed the bag on that evening. The letter is directed to Mrs. Ann Ford, No. 31, Shuldham-street, Bryanstone-square.

Cross-examined. I remember it was on the 28th of November. I never remember his sending any other letters, except this that was paid. I delivered the bag to the man, who has carried it for twenty years. I sealed the bag.

Q. How can you remember the direction of the letter - A. He sends so many letters to his wife.

HENRY HARRIS. I am post-master at Maidenhead. A letter, put in at Twyford for London, would come to my office. On the 28th of November, the Twyford bag came, sealed in a regular letter-bag - I put them into the London bag, and sealed it. I do all the business myself.

COURT. Q. What seal was put on the Twyford bag - A. It is not an official seal, it is a seal that Mrs. Holt puts on; I do not exactly know it-it sometimes has an impression, and sometimes not. Twyford is seven miles from Maidenhead. The man who brought the bag on that day is still living, but is not here.

Q. Did you take particular notice of the seal on that

day - A. No. I cannot say whether it was opened or not-the man who brought it could tell; he is not here.

JOHN MITCHELL . I am a clerk in the General Post-Office. I was on duty on the 29th of November; the Maidenhead bag arrived, in its usual course, that morning - I opened it; it was sealed with the official seal in the usual way. If any thing had been irregular it would have been reported. I put the letters in a course of examination. The Maidenhead bag contained the Twyford and other letters.

Cross-examined. The official seal is put on the bag at Maidenhead.

WILLIAM LAST . I am an inspector in the General Post-Office. On the 29th of November the paid letters coming from Twyford and Maidenhead would pass through my hands - They were brought to me. I stamped them, and took them over to the sorter.

JOHN HENRY BRIGGS . I am a clerk in the General Post-Office. On the 29th of November last I was on duty, and examined the paid letters, to see that they were properly charged. The postage of a double letter from Twyford would be 1s. I passed them to Bond. If it had been a treble letter it would not have gone to him.

GEORGE FAULKNER . I was on duty with Briggs, and examined the letters - They are then delivered to Bond.

COURT. Q. Are you able to say whether the letter contained any notes in it - A. I cannot say whether it arrived at all. A treble letter is one which contains two notes. If it had been discovered to be treble it would not have been sent to Bond, but to another department. The person is not here who would have had it.

MR. BOLLAND. Q. If it had not been discovered to be treble it would have gone to Bond - A. Yes; it appears to have been charged only double. If I had thought it treble I should have stamped it as having more to pay.

Cross-examined. Q. You are employed to detect false charges - A. Yes; if it had contained four notes it might have escaped detection.

JOHN BOND. I am a sorter. On the 29th of November the letters examined by Briggs and Faulkner would be delivered to me.

JAMES SIMPKINS . I am a messenger in the General Post-office. On the 29th of November I and Small carried the letters from the Inland Office to the Carrier's Office from the sorters.

-SMALL. I carried the others.

GEORGE KNIGHT . I am a district sorter in the letter-carrier's office. On the 29th of November I and Phillips sorted the letters into districts. A letter going to Shuldham-street, Bryanstone-square, would go to the Crawford-street district.

GEORGE PHILLIPS . I am the other district sorter. I and Knight sorted the letters on the 29th of November.

WILLIAM WOODS . I am an inspector of letter-carriers. On the 29th of November the prisoner was employed to deliver the Crawford-street district. A letter for Shuldham-street would go to that district-(looking at the letter sent by Mrs. Ford)-it purports, by the stamp, to have been sent on the 5th of December.

ANN FORD . I am the wife of James Ford, and live at No. 31, Shuldham-street, Bryanstone-square. On the 29th of November last I received no letter from my husband at all, nor about that time. I expected a letter containing money for a fortnight, which I never received, in consequence of which I got a person to write a letter for me - I gave the letter into the postman's own hands on a Wednesday. I do not know what day of the month, or what month it was.

MARGARET VINCENT . I live in Hanway-street. I formerly kept the Pelham Arms, public-house, in George-street - I left it on the 2d of December; I have known the prisoner for a month or two. I received a note from the prisoner, I cannot say when-(looks at the note, No. 36,173, 24th July, 1816)-it has my hand-writing on it (reads),

"Postman, V."-V. means my name, and that I received it from the postman, who is the prisoner. I gave him change and paid it away-it was traced to me.

Cross-examined. I do not know when I took it.

The prisoner made no defence.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-100

630. WILLIAM LATIMER EARNSHAW was again indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 13th of November , one 1l. note, the property of John Collins , in the like manner .

No evidence. NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-101

631. WILLIAM LATIMER EARNSHAW was again indicted for stealing, on the 11th of December , one warrant for payment of and value 1l. 19s. 11d. , the property of Robert Armstrong .

No evidence. NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-102

632. CHARLES ARNOLD and ELIZA FREEMAN were indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Goulborn , on the King's highway, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one handkerchief, value 2s.6d., and 91/2d. in monies numbered, his property .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoners were ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-103

633. WILLIAM YOUNG was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Miles Pitman , about nine clock in the night of the 24th of March , at St. Matthew, Bethnal-green , with intent to steal, and burglariouslystealing therein, one coat, value 20s., two waistcoats, value 10s.; one pair of breeches, value 10s.; 13 gowns, value 4l.; five petticoats, value 12s.; one cloak, value 20s.; one spencer, value 5s.; four shifts, value 10s.; one pair of stays, value 2s.; 13 caps, value 20s.; one silk shawl, value 20s.; four sheets, value 16s.; two pillow-cases, value 2s.; one quilt, value 10s.; four towels, value 3s.; three frocks, value 6s.; eight napkins, value 8s.; four shirts, value 1s.; one shawl, value 1s.6d.; six fans, value 3s.; one trunk, value 14s.; and one piece of stuff, value 1s., his property .

WILLIAM MILES PITMAN . I am a shoemaker , and live in Bath-street, Hackney-road - I rent the house. On the 24th of March, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the

morning, I went out, leaving nobody in the house-my wife went out before me; I returned about a quarter past nine at night-found the house had been broken open, and the neighbours at the door which was broken open; I had fastened the doors and windows when I went out-there was no appearance of violence, I went up stairs to my bed-room, and found my box stripped of all my clothes; I lost the articles stated in the indictment; I had seen the clothes safe on the Sunday before the robbery, which was Tuesday; I gave information next morning at Worship-street-found the prisoner in custody, and a parcel found on him.

MARGARET PITMAN . I am the wife of the last witness. I went out about a quarter past eleven in the morning, and did not return till the next morning; I missed the articles stated in the indictment, which were worth above 10l., The officer found three caps, which I knew to be mine The house is situated in the parish of St. Matthew, Bethnal-green.

THOMAS GARTON. I am a police officer of Worship-street; I had been looking after the prisoner for six months on another charge. On the 25th of March, which was the day after the robbery, I took him in Chiswell-street, and took him to a public-house next door to the office; I found a piece of linen and four caps on him; I had not heard of this robbery; I asked him where he got them? he said, they belonged to his child. The prosecutor and his wife came in at that moment, and saw me take them out of his pocket; she claimed three of the caps and the linen; the prisoner refused to tell where he lived, but afterwards said he lived in the Borongh. I went to his wife's mother's house, but found nothing.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them in Rosemary-lane, for 6d., as I returned the officer took me.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 20.

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

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-104

634. GEORGE FOWLER was indicted for feloniously assaulting James Bow on the King's highway, on the 25th of March , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one bag, value 2d., and 5s.3d. in monies numbered, the property of James Bow , Sen .

JAMES BOW , JUN. I am eleven years old, and live in Clarke-street, Sutton-street. I was going home - I do not know what day of the week or month it was; the prisoner struck me on the back, and said, "I forgot you, Jack;" he then took my bag and money from me - I am not sure he is the man.

WILLIAM BARKER . I am an hair-dresser. On the 25th of March, at half-past four in the afternoon, I heard the cry of Stop thief-saw the prisoner running, and the boy following him. I collared him, and asked him for the boy's money - He gave me 2s. - I saw no bag.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-105

635. WILLIAM FREEMAN was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Rhoda Brown , widow , about six o'clock in the forenoon of the 1st of April , at St. George's Hanover-square , (she and other persons being therein), and stealing therein 28lbs of beef, value 14s.; 6lbs of mutton, value 3s., and 7lbs of cheese, value 4s., her property .

WILLIAM TURNER . I am butler to Mrs. Rhoda Brown , who is a widow, and rents a house in Upper Grosvenor-street , in the parish of St. George, Hanover-square. On the 1st of April, about half-past six o'clock in the morning, it was daylight; Mr. Platt called me up and said, our larder had been robbed, and he had got one of the men; I found the prisoner at the watch-house; Mrs. Brown was in bed at the time; all the family were in the house. I lost 28lbs of mutton and beef, and a cheese, worth 8s.; I did not go to bed until twenty minutes after three that morning, as the family had been to the Opera; I was the last person up; the larder is attached to the dwelling-house-it is under the same roof, and part of the house. When I went to bed, I fastened all the doors - I bolted the larder door, the key was left in it. In the morning the cook missed the meat. They got over the area and dropped down, and then unlocked the door, and went in.

MARY GRANT . I saw the prisoner with a string drawing a bag out of the area of Mrs. Rhoda Brown's house; I am sure he is the man; there was another man with him. I went down Park-street, and told Mr. Platt, who pursued him. I saw him take it away-there were two men-it was a quarter past six o'clock, on the 1st of April. I am sure he is one of the two men who were drawing it up.

GEORGE PLATT . The last witness told me that two men had been robbing the house; I pursued, and took the prisoner in Hill-street; the other escaped down John-street, Berkley-square; the prisoner had the bag on his shoulder; two men stopped him in my sight. When I came up to him, he said, a man gave him a piece of mutton to carry the bag; I took him to the watch-house with the bag, it contained beef, mutton, and cheese; he was running. I called the butler up.

(Cheese sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I met the other man in Park-street as I was going to work; he said, he would give me a piece of mutton to carry it.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 23.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-106

636. JOHN DETHERICK SCHROEDER was indicted for stealing on the 10th of March , one umbrella value 8s., the goods of Thomas Vincent , privately in his shop .

THOMAS VINCENT . I keep a saleshop in High Holborn , On the 10th of March, about three o'clock in the afternoon, a person came into my shop and asked if I was a pawnbroker? I said No; he immediately left; a man came in and said he had taken an umbrella. I then went out and secured the prisoner with it - He threw it away.

JAMES BULL . I was in the coal-yard, heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner throw the umbrella away.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Of Stealing, but not Privately.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-107

637. WILLIAM KAY was indicted for stealing on the 28th of March , 12lbs. of bacon, value 8s. , the goods of Edward Beckwith .

EDWARD BECKWITH. I keep a chandler's-shop in York-street, Westminster . On the 28th of March I lost the bacon.

GEORGE SADDONS. I was going down York-street, and saw the prisoner run out of the shop, with the bacon under his arm; I knew him before.

WILLIAM RAE . I am sergeant in the same regiment as the prisoner. I found the bacon rolled up in his bed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-108

638. JOHN MORTON was indicted for stealing on the 3d of March , one table, value 5s. , the goods of Nathaniel Smith Machin and Robert Debenham .

SAMUEL WARNER . I am errand-boy to N.S. Machin and R. Debenham , who are auctioneers .

WILLIAM MAUGHAM . I was in Smith and Co's auction-room-saw the prisoner come in and walk off with the table; finding it was not sold, I pursued and brought him back.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress; and am not a thief from principle but from necessity.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-109

639. JOHN RILEY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of February , one coat, value 3s. , the goods of Stephen Nealon .

STEPHEN NEALON. I live in Monmouth-street . On the 21st of February the prisoner came to my kitchen to sell a pair of breeches; immediately as he went out, I missed the coat, which hung behind him - A woman afterwards offered it to me for sale - She is not here.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-110

640. JAMES RIDDLE was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of March , three sow pigs, price 3l., and three barrow pigs, price 3l. , the property of Thomas Kemball .

THOMAS KEMBALL. I live at Lambeth . On the 17th of March I lost a sow and five young pigs from my door - They never strayed before. I traced them through Vauxhall turnpike, to a coach-house over Battersea bridge, and found them there, on the prisoner's premises, between eight and nine o'clock that night - I missed them at four; it is four miles from my house.

FELIX FREEMAN. I saw the prisoner at Vauxhall, driving the sow and five pigs, with another man - He went towards his house.

EDWARD CROOK . I am a gardener; I was working in a field at Battersea, between four and five o'clock, and saw the prisoner pass with a sow and five pigs, towards Batter-sea-bridge, with another man-the prisoner drove them - I knew him before.

EDWARD JONES . On the 17th of March, the prisoner came to me, and asked me to buy a sow and five pigs; he said, he would have bought them himself if he had the money. I refused; he said, they were not his, but a man was driving them up the road, and that they belonged to a friend of his.

JOSEPH CHAMPION . I apprehended the prisoner on the 17th of March, and found the pigs in his coach-house. He said, a man asked him to let them remain there till next day.

Prisoner's Defence. I met a man with them; he asked me to buy them - I let him put them in my coach-house.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-111

641. HENRY NEWTON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of March , from the person of Thomas Heath Farnworth , one pocket-book, value 1s., and three 1l. bank notes, his property .

THOMAS HEATH FARNWORTH . I am a clerk in the Custom-house . On the 9th of March, about half-past four o'clock in the afternoon, I was crossing Gray's Inn-lane , and felt something at my pocket, turned round, and missed my pocketbook; I saw the prisoner running, pursued, and saw him throw my pocket, turned round, and missed my pocketbook; I saw the prisoner running, pursued, and saw him throw my pocket-book into a shop - I secured him. Mr. Crouch, who was with me, got my book from the shop.

EDMUND ALLEN CROUCH. I was in Holborn, crossing Gray's Inn-lane, with Mr. Farnworth; he missed his pocket-book; I followed the prisoner, and saw him throw it into the shop - I went in and found it there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Dallas.

Reference Number: t18180401-112

642. JAMES COOK was indicted for embezzling the sum of 6l. , the property of John Wilson .

MR. FRANCIS MALAN . I am a wine-merchant, and live in the Kent-road; I have a counting-house in the City. On the 20th of August, I owed Mr. Wilson 6l. for coals; I paid a cheque on Messrs. Perting and Co., for that sum, for Mr. Wilson, and took a receipt for it; I paid the money to the person who signed the receipt - I do not know that it was the prisoner.

JOHN WILSON. I am a coal-merchant ; the receipt is the prisoner's hand-writing - He was in my employ, and entrusted to receive money for me; he never paid me the money. On the 8th of December he absconded, I offered a reward for his apprehension - He was taken soon after.

Prisoner's Defence. I went into a public-house after receiving the money-left my pocket-book on the table, and lost it - I meant to return the money.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-113

643. WILLIAM BRYANT was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of March , three breasts of mutton, value 5s. , the goods of John Wilson .

JOHN WILSON. I am a butcher , and live in Mason's-alley, Basinghall-street . On the 23d of March, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, I was called out of my shop, and missed three breasts of mutton.

JOHN SANFORD . I am a shoemaker; I saw the prisoner stop at Wilson's shop, take three breasts of mutton, and put them into his apron; I followed and took him in the church-yard, with them in his apron.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-114

644. JAMES MASON was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of March , two pair of shoes, value 16s. , the goods of James Jessop and Joseph Jessop .

PETER MAIN . I am shopman to James and Joseph Jessop, shoemakers , in the Minories . On Monday the 23d of March, between ten and eleven in the morning, the prisoner came into my master's shop, saying that he had a friend going to Gibraltar, and he wished to look at a sample of men's shoes-that he should want five or six dozen; five pair were looked out for him - I went with him to the King's-head, in the Tower; he said, his friend was there. When we got there, he said, we should have to wait a few minutes; he called for a pint of porter - He went out before it was brought, saying, he was going up stairs to see for his friend - He returned to me in a few minutes, saying, I was to give him part of the sample and he would take it up stairs to his friend; I gave him two pairs. Suspecting him, I looked to see which way he went, instead of going up stairs, he turned out of the door and went up the rampart stairs, which were by the side of the public-house. I pursued; he turned and saw me, and he told me, not to be afraid, as he would be back in a minute. I returned to the tap-room for what I had left there. I then went up the ramparts, and saw nothing of him; I ran and caught sight of him in the Old Mint, about 100 yards from me - I pursued till he got to Tower-hill, and there took him with the property.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I called Stop thief after him - He never stopped.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 60.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-115

645. JOHN WARD was indicted for that he, on the 27th of February , 6lbs. of leaden pipe, value 3s., belonging to Thomas Cubit , and fixed to a certain building, feloniously did rip, with intent to steal .

JOHN GEAR . I am a carpenter. On the 27th of February, about seven o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner come into the premises of the London Institution, Moorfields ; he took hold of the pipe, and began to pull it out of the ground - I secured him before he had time to separate it.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-116

646. ELIZA FOOTMAN was indicted for obtaining, by false pretences, 3l. in monies numbered , the monies of the inhabitants of St. Giles's Without, Cripplegate .

MR. HENRY CASE. In November, 1817, I and William Legge were churchwardens of the parish of St. Giles, Cripplegate. The prisoner applied to the Board for relief in November. Robert Warner and Richard Lambert Jones were the overseers - She represented herself as the widow of Thomas Footman , that she had two children by him, and was then in the family-way by him - She was dressed as a widow. In consequence of these representations we relieved her. The vestry gave her 3s. per week until April in the present year, when we found her statement was false.

JAMES SIMONS . I am clerk to Mr. Earnshaw. I remember the prisoner applying to the Board. Mr. Case has given a correct account.

WILLIAM SCAIF . I am vestry-clerk of St. Sepulchre. The prisoner has been a parishioner of St. Sepulchre ever since the year 1809; she then applied for relief to our parish as the widow of Thomas Footman, with three children. She was allowed 5s. per week-in the course of that year she went into the workhouse. In October, 1814, she was delivered of an illegitimate child. She received relief from our parish until the 18th of January this year; we then found she was receiving money from Cripplegate parish. She told me her husband died in the year 1809.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress. I have five children.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-117

647. MARY RANDALL and SARAH GARDNER were indicted for unlawfully procuring twelve counterfeit shillings, with intent to utter the same .

HENRY KEMBER. I am an apprentice to John Dockhill , who is an oilman , in Bishopsgate-street . On the 30th of March the prisoner, Randall, came to the shop for a quarter of a pound of soap, which came to two-pence-halfpenny - She gave me half a crown; I sounded it, and asked her if she had not got halfpence; she said, "No; do you think it is bad." I told her I did not. I put it in the till, and gave her the change. Gardiner then came in and asked for a pennyworth of pickles - I told her we did not sell so small a quantity, and she went out. Randall then said she had got halfpence, and I might return her her half crown; I told her to keep the change, as I had put it into the till and mixed it. She then took up the shillings, bit them, and said one was bad - She had taken them up before, while Gardner was in the shop. I said it was not the same that I gave her; she said it was, for she had no other. I then changed it, and she went out.

WILLIAM BLACKFORD . I am a porter. I was in the shop when the prisoners came in, and heard the whole. When they went out I went to carry some salt into Threadneedle-street, the same way that they went; as I returned I met them, talking together; I watched them into Holt's wine-vaults in Threadneedle-street, and after that to a fishmonger's opposite-Holt joined me; we watched them into a bookseller's. I then saw Randall go up to a Jew, Gardner waited on the other side; Holt got an officer, who came up. We saw them at the Bank counting money, and changing it from one to the other; we followed them to a coffee-shop in Honey-lane-market, and when they came out the officer took them. I saw them both drop money-one parcel was in a handkerchief, and the

other in a glove, which I picked up and gave them to the officer.

GEORGE HOLT . I keep a wine-vaults in Threadneedle-street. The prisoners had some liquor at my shop. From what Blackford told me, I watched them, and saw them changing money-both of them were ringing it on the ground-it was between seven and eight o'clock in the evening. We followed them to Honey-lane-market, into a coffee-shop - They came out again, and Brady laid hold of them. Gardner threw down a glove containing counterfeit money, and Randall threw a paper down with counterfeit money in it.

JOHN BRADY . I am a constable. I watched the prisoners with the two witnesses, and saw them changing their money at the Bank; I followed them into a coffee-shop in Honey-lane-market-as soon as they came out I laid hold of Gardner, she put her hand into her pocket and threw out a glove, and Randall threw away a paper, both of which contained counterfeit shillings and half crowns; on searching them, I found two half crowns and three bad shillings on Gardner; and a bad half crown and three bad shillings on Randall. The whole of the counterfeit money amounted to 2l. 5s. 6d. They had 7s. 6d. in good money on them.

MR. SEWELL. I am clerk to the solicitor of the Mint. The eight half crowns and sixteen shillings, are all counterfeit, and off the same die.

RANDALL - GUILTY . Aged 26.

GARDNER - GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-118

648. FREDERICK ALLEN and WILLIAM JOHNSON were indicted for stealing, on the 22d of February two jackets, value 10s., and two waistcoats, value 5s. , the goods of our Lord the King.

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating them to be the property of Edward Green .

EDWARD GREEN. I am master-tailor at the Military Asylum, Chelsea . On the 22d of February, two jackets and two waistcoats were taken out of my shop.

THOMAS ECCLESTON . I have been seven years in the Asylum-Allen has been there eleven years. On Sunday afternoon, the 22d of February, I went, in company with the prisoners. We took a ladder from the yard, and put it against the tailor's shop-window, about seven o'clock in the evening, it was dark. Allen went up, and opened the window, it was not fastened inside. Both the prisoners went into the shop, and brought out the two jackets and waistcoats - I waited under the Colonade; they were dressed in scarlet. Allen put the blue jacket over his scarlet one. Johnson left his own jacket under the Colonade, and put on one of the blue ones. They then took the ladder, and put it against the shoe-maker's shop-window; they afterwards went to the dormitory of another company to rob it. They were taken into custody in the 7th company's dormitory.

WILLIAM POWELL . I am a serjeant in the Asylum. On the 22d of February, in the evening, I called over the roll of the 6th of company, and found Allen was absent - I saw nothing of him until about half-past ten o'clock-about that time I heard a noise in the 7th company's dormitory overhead. As I was going to bed, I went up with a candle. The boys called out that there were thieves under the bed. The prisoners ran from the next room down stairs, out of the 7th company's dormitory - I followed, my wife stopped them - They pushed her down, and made their escape. As they ran away they threw away three gimlets, some halfpence, victuals belonging to the children, and a prayer-book belonging to the chapel. My candle went out - I followed Johnson, and took him at the bottom of the yard - He had blue clothes on. I brought him up. Allen had stopped on the stairs - We took him. I saw the tailor's shop-window open, and some marks on it-Allen and Eccleston were on the stairs-Allen had a blue waistcoat under his red one-the boys always wear red clothes. The blue jackets are what are given to the boys when they are apprenticed out. Allen said he got the jackets out of the tailor's shop.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ALLEN - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

JOHNSTON - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-119

649. JAMES PLANE was indicted for that he, on the 20th of February , feloniously, unlawfully, and maliciously did maim and wound one mare, price 20l., the property of George Passingham , to his great damage .

SECOND COUNT. For wounding the said mare.

THIRD COUNT. For maiming the said mare.

GEORGE PASSINGHAM. I am a farmer , and live at Heston , the prisoner was my servant , and looked after my horses. I had a mare, which was valuable for breeding - I occasionally rode it about the fields - I kept her for breeding; she would have foaled in about six weeks. On the 22d of February the prisoner told me she was ill. On the next day i saw her - She could not move then; I had her killed; she was lying on the ground in the stable. I had seen her a few days before as well as she could be.

Q. Had she any visible wounds upon her - A. No; she could not stand, she could only move her fore feet - She was quite paralyzed, and groaning very much. When I put my hand on her back she groaned dreadfully, and tried to get up. Seeing her in that situation I ordered her to be killed, and afterwards skinned - She was completely putrified. The prisoner's son was in my service until within four days, or a week before this. I had discharged him about the 12th or 13th of February; for, having ordered him to go and assist the shephered, he told me he would not. The prisoner applied to me to take him again - I refused. He asked me two or three times, but I still refused. He said nothing, but shook his head.

Q. Had you ever desired the prisoner to physic the mare - A. No; her state of body did not require it.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. The day before she was killed he told me she was ill.

COURT Q. Had you ever received any intimation from the prisoner of her being ill - A. No; at no time. He gave her the physic without my knowledge or consent.

GEORGE CLEMENTS . I am servant to Mr. Passingham. The prisoner had the care of the mare. On Friday, the 20th of February, it was in the stable. I had seen her two or three days before that, she was very well then. On the 20th the stable-door was open - I was passing by, and saw the prisoner strike her violently twice across the loins with the iron part of a pitchfork. I said, "Gently, Plane, or you will break her back" - She flinched. I did not ask him why he struck her-this was about three o'clock in the afternoon. I saw her again in about half an hour, lying down on the litter. On that evening the prisoner came and asked me to come and help her up, as she was down, and he could not get her up - I went, and got her up; she dropped her hind-part immediately, she could not stand. The prisoner asked me to go and tell my master - I did so. The next morning I saw her again, lying in the stable in the same form. I am sure she never was up.

Cross-examined. Q.He sent you to tell your master on the Friday night - A. Yes. She was killed on Monday. I saw her flinch from the blows.

Q. Did not the prisoner say she was setting on her hannches, and he could not get her up - A. No; he struck her as hard as he could. She was not of a vicious temper.

JURY. Q. How high is the roof of the stable- A. Ten feet- there is room for a man to swing a pitchfork.

JOSEPH GILBERT. I am a farrier. On the 19th of February, the prisoner brought the mare to me, and said she was not well, and would neither eat nor drink. I bled her, gave her what I thought proper, and told him to take her home, and give her warm water and mashes, and to keep her warm in the stable. This was necessary.

JOHN BINLEY . I am servant to Mr. Passingham. On the 19th of February, after the mare came from the farrier's, I saw her turned into the yard. There was a ditch there with plenty of water-the horses water there. The mare had no clothes on to keep her warm. I saw the prisoner in the afternoon, and asked him how he came to turn her out so? and told him she had been to the cold water. He asked me if the gate was open? I told him it was. She could get at the water if the gate had been shut-it runs through the yard.

COURT. Q. When you told him she had been to the cold water, did he walk her about - A. No.

ROBERT MELTON . I am servant to Mr. Passingham. I saw the mare on Thursday, when he took her to the farrier's. I was thrashing in the harn - He brought her in to me, and said he was going to take her to the farrier's. He said she was swelled and not well. He then took her. On the next day I saw her, between nine and ten o'clock in the morning, lying in the stable. I, and two or three of the men, tried to get her up - We could not get her on her legs - She neighed, and made a groaning. The next day I asked the prisoner how she was? he said she was down and very ill. I asked him if he had given her any thing to cat? he said that was of no consequence, for she would die. The mare was killed on the Monday. I skinned her-her back was mortified and putrified at the loins for a space as large as my hat. I opened her, and took a fine foal from her. She had about a fortnight or three weeks to go.

Q. Could you judge from the wounds what they had been done by - A. It was impossible for me to say, when the mare was down, whether she was bruised, or whether she had bruised herself.

Q. She was lying on the litter in the stable, how could she bruise herself - A. She was had across the loins. There was no skin knocked off the hip or shoulder.

JURY. Q. If you had seen the would, not knowing she had been struck, should you think she wounded herself, or any person had wounded her - A. She could not have bruised herself.

Cross-examined. Q. Does not improper medicine, administered to mares when with foal, occasion death - A. The wounds she received would kill any animal whatever.

JOSEPH SALMON. I am servant to Mr. Passingham. Sometime after the prisoner was discharged, I was walking with him, and talking about the mare, he said he knew the cause of her death. I did not ask him what it was.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-120

650. JOHN HAYNES was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February , 28 bushels of wheat, value 14l. , the property of Francis Sherborn and Matthew Sherborn .

No evidence. NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-121

651. ARCHIBALD M'PHAIL was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of March , one metal watch, value 30s. , the goods of Mary Field , Spinster .

MARY FIELD . I live in Albermarle-street, at the Alfred tavern . On the 22d of March, about half-past ten o'clock at night, one of the servants said a man was in my bed-room, which is up two pair of stairs - I ran up and found the prisoner in custody. My trunk had been opened and my clothes turned out-the watch which was at the bottom gone.

DAVID BROOKS . I am steward of the Alfred. About half-past ten o'clock on Sunday evening, the 22d of March, one of the maids told me, there was a man in the maids' room. I went up and found three of the room-doors open, which are usually kept shut. In the first room the clothes had been littered about a great deal-this door was always kept locked. The linen was taken out of the drawers in the second room, and laid on the floor. In the third room, the servant's clothes were taken out of her trunk and laid on the floor, and the watch. I found the watch in one place and the case in an another. The prisoner was in custody. Our door was open from eight o'clock till twelve.

RICHARD SLATER . I am a waiter in the house. One of the servants said there was a noise up stairs. I went up, and found the prisoner in the third room, sitting on the bed, either asleep, or pretending to be so. I asked him what he wanted there? he said he wanted Captain Campbell, of the 91st regiment. I took him down, and gave him in charge.

JANE DANKS . I am servant at the Alfred. I was up stairs, and found a door unlocked, which had been locked before, and a quantity of linen brought out and laid on the landing-place. I went down and alarmed the servants. The prisoner was found in one of the rooms.

SARAH BAKER . I left all the doors safe ten minutes before ten.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I understood Captain Campbell lodged there. I was intoxicated, and do not know how I got up there. GUILTY . Aged 34.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-122

652. JOHN HASTINGS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of August , one wooden case, value 10s., and 300 yards of printed quilting, value 45l., the goods of Thomas Merrick , Benjamin Le Mesurier , and Hammond Stocker , in a boat on the navigable River of Thames .

FREDERICK HARRISON . I am servant to Thomas Merrick , Benjamin Le Mesurier , and Hammond Stocker . On the 27th of August, 40 ends of quilting were delivered from our warehouse to Woodward's carter.

JOSEPH BAILEY . I am servant to Richard Woodward , who is a packer, and lives in Great St. Thomas Apostle. On the 22d of August the quiltings were brought to our house. One parcel was marked R B M. No. 13-it contained 48 ends of quiltings; they were packed for foreign consumption, and sent to Galley Quay.

JOHN WINTER . I am servant to Messrs. Topping and Co., lightermen. On the 26th of August I received the package from Merrick's house-the wharfinger delivered it to me; there were seven cases - I do not know what they contained; they were marked R M B. One of them was No.13. I took it down to the ship Albion, at Old Rose Chain , in a lug-boat - I could not deliver them that night. I returned on this side the water. I left no person in care of the barge. I returned about seven o'clock the next morning, found the tarpaulin removed, and the package, No. 13, gone.

Cross-examined. I received them from a man named Ned. I never heard of a reward. I am not sure the mark was R M B.

MR. ALLEY. Q. Do you mean to be positive as to the letters on the package - A. I believe them to be R M B.

MR. ALLEY. My Lord, I cannot trace the property, and will not trouble the Court any longer.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-123

653. THOMAS DUGGAN was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Beck , about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 1st of April , at St. Paul, Covent-garden , (he and others of his family being therein), and stealing therein, 21 yards of kerseymere, value 8l. 8s., his property .

THOMAS BECK . I am a tailor , and live in Tavistock-row , in the parish of St. Paul, Covent-garden - I rent the house. On the 1st of April, between four and five o'clock, I was in my shop, my family were at home; a person knocked at the door; I have only one house but two shops. A person came in and wanted something in the other shop, which is a brush-shop, the man wanted a set of brushes, and said he would call again. When I came into the other shop, I found the door half open, it was shut when I left it, and for some time before-it goes on a latch-both shops front the street; there is a door goes out of each of them into the street; I am sure I fastened the door of my tailor's-shop; I stood close to it until I heard the knock at the door-there is a door communicating between the two shops. When I found the door open. I missed nothing at that moment - I remained at the counter, until I was called in to tea. As I sat at tea, I observed a vacancy in the window where the kerseymore stood; this was about a quarter of an hour, or twenty minutes after. I had never left the door, nor had any one come in after. About a quarter of an hour after that, a person came and asked if I had lost a piece of cloth or kerseymere, and said it was at St. Martin's watchhouse; I went there, and found it - I knew it to be mine. The prisoner is not the man who came for the brushes; I saw nobody with him - I saw nobody come into the other shop. The man who came for the brushes kept making a noise all the while, by knocking them on the counter.

DANIAL SPRAGUE . I am a tailor, and live in Sherrard-street, Golden-square. On the 1st of April, in the afternoon, I was passing up Chandos-street; a man either passed me, or was before me, who excited my notice. I kept my eye on him for some time, and found he was looking for something behind me. I looked round and saw the prisoner on the other side of the street, with a piece of kerseymere under his arm. I kept my eye on him for sometime, and was induced to think all was not right-thinking he belonged to the other man. When they got to the narrow end of Chandos-street, the prisoner appeared to be making up to the other man - I felt convinced they belonged to each other, and I followed them - They ran - I could hardly keep up with them, the prisoner turned round, and saw me following him; he immediately quickened his pace, and turned up Bedfordbury. As soon as I turned the corner myself, I found he had thrown the piece of kerseymere down; a man picked it up - I took it from him, and pursued the prisoner; he turned round May's-buildings; I raised a cry after him; he was stopped in St. Martin's-lane - I am sure he is the man who had the kerseymere; I came up and took him to St. Martin's watch-house.

Prisoner. Q. Did you lose sight of me - A. Yes, when you turned into May's-buildings - I caught sight of you again immediately.

THOMAS WATSON . I was in May's-buildings on the 1st of April, in the afternoon, looking into a shop-window, I turned round, and saw the prisoner run by me; I ran and stopped him in St. Martin's-lane-the people who were pursuing him, came up and took him to the watchhouse.

RICHARD HARTLEY . I am a constable of St. Martin's in the Fields. I was sent for to the watch-house, about six o'clock in the evening, and found the prisoner and kerseymere there-the prosecutor came and claimed it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 23.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-124

654. JOHN EVANS was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of March , in the dwelling-house of William White , four shawls, value 20s.; two shirts, value 10s.; 7 yards of muslin, value 14s., and one 1l. bank note, his property .

WILLIAM WHITE. I am a linen-draper , and live in Newcastle-street, Strand ; the prisoner was my shopman ; he lived about a fortnight with me. On the 3d of March, finding he did not suit me, I gave him notice to leave; he staid in the shop sometime. While I was serving a customer, I saw him go down stairs with a parcel in his hand; when I had done, I asked him what it was? he said it was his old shirt - I took him down stairs with me. He went to an oil cupboard, and pulled out a dirty shirt of his own; I asked if he had left any thing else there, he said, No - I looked and found a new shawl there - I asked how he came to put it there, he said, he intended to pay me for it, and offered me a 1l. note for it; it was not worth above 10s.; I refused it, and sent for a constable, who came. I asked him if he had any thing else in his box belonging to me? he said, I might look. We went up with him, and found the articles stated in the indictment there, which have my private mark on them.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. The cupboard was open; if shopmen take a fancy to things they always mention it, and pay for them before they take them.

EDWARD LANGLEY . I am a constable - I found the things in the prisoner's box.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-125

655. JOHN SCOTT was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of March , five pigs, price 8l., the property of William Austin , Sen. , and one pig, price 20s. , the property of William Austin ,Jun .

WILLIAM AUSTIN . I am a farmer and live at Hillingdon; I lost my pigs from Drayton, in Buckinghamshire - I have a farm there; I lost them out of my farmyard, on the 22d or 23d of March; they were six or seven months old; five of them were mine, and one my son's.

JOSEPH TAPLIN . I am a mealman. On Sunday night the 22d of March, about ten o'clock, I was going with my brother to a neighbour's, about 100 yards off. As I went out of my gate, I saw the prisoner and two others pass - I suspected them; the prisoner had something under his great-coat, and was a few yards behind the others; the other two kept their faces hid from me as much as possible, which made me suspect them the more. I told my brother, that I thought they were after no good - We passed them again; I saw the prisoner very plain; when I got to the house where I was going to, I let them pass again, and saw them nearer together; I live about a mile from the prosecutor. About six o'clock next morning, I went to Shepherd's-bush and saw the prisoner; I told my brother he was the man that passed my house the night before; immediately as I spoke five pigs came into the road-the prisoner was driving them; I said, "Halloo, my friend, you seem as if you had drove those pigs a great way," and asked where he brought them from; he said, from Chertsey, and was going to take them to town; I got out of my chaise, and told him he was the man who passed my house at Drayton, the night before; he said, he was there once. I asked if the pigs belonged to him? he said, they were his and his brother's-that they bred them, and that they lived near Chertsey - They were overdrove; I told him they were stolen, and secured him.

SIMON GOWING . I am an officer. I went to Sheperd's Bush, and saw the prisoner in custody; he said, the pigs belonged to him.

WILLIAM AUSTIN. I am certain they were my pigs.

Prisoner's Defence. I was hired by a man named Smithers, to drive them.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-126

656. WILLIAM KIMBLE was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of March , six pigs, price 6l. , the property of William Batt and Mathew Batt .

WILLIAM BATT . I am a farmer , and live at West Drayton . On the 16th of March, I lost my pigs from my yard, and found them at Gun's; I knew them to be our's; I am in partnership with Mathew Batt .

GEORGE GUN . I am a publican. On Monday morning, the 16th of March, about eight o'clock, the prisoner brought four pigs down Wood's-mews, Park-lane, and offered them for sale; they were very much overdriven; he said, he could not get them to market; he asked a man of the name of Bulley, to buy them; he said, he did not want them. I gave the prisoner 2l. 10s. for them, and asked for his address; he said, " John Shepherd , of Hayes, Middlesex." The prosecutor saw the same pigs, and claimed them.

THOMAS KING . I am a horse-patrole. The prisoner was described to me. I apprehended him at Kingston; he said, his name was William Kimble .

RICHARD LITTLE . I work for Mssrs. Batts. On the 6th of March, I went to work and found the yard gate broken open, at half-past five o'clock in the morning, and the pigs gone. I have seen them since at Gun's, and know them to be my master's.

Prisoner's Defence. Smithers and Scott, hired me to drive them.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-127

657. THOMAS BLAND and WILLIAM GREEN were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of March , one book, value 11s. , the goods of William Laycock .

WILLIAM LAYCOCK . I am a bookseller , and live in High-street, St. Giles's . On the 17th of March, I lost the book.

RICHARD ROBERTS . I keep a coffee-shop, in Oxford-street. On the 17th of March, I was passing by the prosecutor's shop, and saw Green go up to the window, take a large book, and run away with it; Bland was with him - He did not run; I pursued as far as Drake-street, I there found the prisoners together, and saw Green give

Bland the book - He ran off with it when they saw me - I secured them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BLAND's Defence. I am innocent.

BLAND - GUILTY . Aged 20.

GREEN - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-128

658. EDWARD JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of March , one watch value 4l., and two seals, value 2l., the goods of Joseph Graham , from his person .

JOSEPH GRAHAM . I am servant to Colonel Moreland . On the 8th of March, between twelve and one o'clock in the day, I met the prisoner in St. Ann's-street, Westminster; I did not know my way home, and he came to shew me; I took him into the Sun, public-house, Grosvenor-street , to give him a pot of beer. While I sat at the table he took my watch from my pocket - I am sure he is the man.

JANE PENTON . I live at the Sun, public-house, Chapel-street, Grosvenor-street; the prisoner and prosecutor came in about twelve o'clock, the prosecutor called for some ale; he pulled out his watch to see if it was right - I went out of the room. The prisoner got up and left the prosecutor, who was asleep at the table - He sat by him; when I came in he was gone; I said, I supposed he had taken Graham's watch; he immediately missed it. He was apprehended on Good Friday-the watch was never found; nobody but the prisoner, was near the prosecutor; no person was in the box except them; I am sure he is the man; I was not absent above half a minute.

THOMAS COLLINGWOOD . On the 8th of March, I was at the Sun, public-house, and saw the prisoner and prosecutor sitting together; I remained there till the prisoner went out; nobody but him, could have taken it; they were in a corner box, and no person went near them.

JAMES GILLMAN . On the 9th of March, I had information of the prisoner having committed the robbery; I went in search of him, but could not find him until Good Friday - I then took him - I was looking for him every day.

RICHARD SMITHERS . I was at the Sun, public-house; I went in search of the prisoner several times, but could not find him.

Prisoner's Defence. I left him at the public-house.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-129

659. CHARLES HACKET was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of February , one pair of shoes, value 5s., and one pair of stockings, value 1s. , the goods of James Catchpole .

JAMES CATCHPOLE. I live in Cumberland-place, Oxford-street . On the 27th of February, I lost my shoes and stockings out of the stable; the prisoner worked there.

WILLIAM STEEL . I went to the prisoner's lodgings. The prisoner's landlord gave me the shoes.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-130

660. ELIZA JONES and MARY WILLIAMS were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February , from the person of Evan Evans , one umbrella, value 2s.; 5s. in monies numbered, and one 1l. bank note, his property .

EVAN EVANS . I live in Crown-court, Liquorpond-street. On the 28th of February, between twelve and one o'clock at night, I was returning from the pay-table; I met the prisoners, who asked me to drink, I refused; they persuaded me to go with them, into a cook-shop, in Charles-street ; I there missed my money and umbrella; they were apprehended the same night; I am sure they are the women.

PATRICK CRAWLEY . I am a watchman; the prosecutor gave Williams in my charge, about one o'clock - I found nothing on her. I apprehended the other prisoner, and found 9s. on her.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-131

661. RICHARD ARNOLD was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of March , four books, value 15s , the goods of John Meaden .

JOHN MEADEN . I am a bookseller , and live in Catharine-street, Strand . On the 4th of March I lost the books.

FREDERICK HOWSHALL . I saw the prisoner run out of the prosecutor's shop with the books, and immediately secured him with them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-132

662. RICHARD BAYFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of March , one pair of boots, value, 3s. , the goods of Benjamin Pocock .

BENJAMIN POCOCK . I am a shoemaker , and live in Shoreditch . On the 5th of March, about six o'clock in the evening, Lloyd alarmed me - I missed the boots. I pursued, and stopped the prisoner; he was putting them under his smock-frock - He said, he found them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS LLOYD . I saw the prisoner take the boots from the door.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-133

663. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of March , from the person of Harriet Eliza Davis , one purse, value 6d.; one key, value 4d.; 15s. 6d. in monies numbered, and two 1l. notes, her property .

HARRIET ELIZA DAVIS . I live in Church-road, Bethnal-green. On the 10th of March, I was going into the East London Theatre , about half-past five o'clock in the afternoon; there was a great crowd; I felt my pocket snatched from my side, with great force; I had observed the prisoner near me, just before. I turned round immediately, and saw him the nearest person to me, except some females. I gave the alarm, several persons called out Stop thief; I turned round and looked at him, and said"I have lost my pocket;" he said "it is not I, most likely you have lost it;" he ran off immediately, and was taken.

My pocket contained two 1l. notes, and the other property; the string of my pocket was cut.

NATHANIEL NATBAN . I am a headborough. I heard the cry of Stop thief, and found a great many people pursuing the prisoner; he was coming towards me, a neighbour stopped him. I found two half crowns, and a pen-knife, in his pocket; the prosecutrix said she had lost a purse; I told the prisoner to pull his trowsers off; I found the purse and key, at the bottom of the lining; it contained two 1l. notes; three 3s. pieces; one half crown, and 4s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-134

664. HENRY CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of February , one pocket-book, value 1s., and six 1l. notes , the property of Samuel Timmins .

SAMUEL TIMMINS . I live at Tipton, in Staffordshire. On the 22d of February, between eight and nine o'clock at night, I was in the cabin of my barge at Brentford lock , with my two little brothers; the prisoner worked the barge with me; I left it, and said I should return soon. I left my pocket-book and six 1l. notes in the cabin cupboard. I went to a public-house, and found the prisoner there. I had left him in the barge - He asked me for some money, I refused, and told him he was in debt; he left the public-house. I returned in about three-quarters of an hour, found he was not there, and the pocket-book and money gone. I found him next day at the Magpie, public-house, at Brentford; he said he would not work for a master who would give no money. I told him he had money enough. I went to search him; he had a man with him who knocked me down. I sent for a constable, he found the pocket-book, and four country notes on him, which were mine; the other two were Bank of England notes.

RICHARD DEAN . I am a constable. I found the pocketbook, and four 1l. notes, on the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The money was given to us to supply us both with what we wanted. Timmons refused to give me any, and I took what I wanted.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-135

665. JOHN DAVIS and JAMES BROWN were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of March , two sow pigs, value 4l. , the property of Richard Winterburn .

RICHARD WINTERBURN . I live in Frederica-street, Hampstead-road. I had two sow pigs in Marchant's cowshed, I missed them on the 19th of March, at eight o'clock in the morning - I saw them safe at eight o'clock the night before. I found them at the Green-yard.

BENJAMIN MARCHANT . I live in the Hampstead-road . The pigs were kept in my cow-shed; I saw them safe at ten o'clock at night-my yard is fenced all round, six feet high; at six o'clock next morning they were gone. On Sunday I saw them again-the prisoners were then in custody.

HENRY CARTHBUT . I am patrol of St. Giles's. About a quarter before three o'clock in the morning, on the 27th of February-it was not daylight - I met the prisoners going down Tottenham-court-road, with four pigs; I followed them to George-street, St. Giles's, into the Maidenhead, public-house yard. They put the pigs into the stable. I asked them if they were their own - They said they had brought them from Barnet for a man who was intoxicated, and that he told them to drive them into their stable. I thought they could not have come so far, as they appeared fresh. I secured the prisoners, and took the pigs to the Green-yard - I found they were the prosecutor's.

JAMES MULLINS . I am a patrol. I was in Dyot-street, about three o'clock in the morning, and followed the prisoners with the pigs into Maidenhead-yard; by the appearance of their shoes I should not think they had walked so far as Barnet. The pigs also appeared fresh.

JOHN SMITH . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoners driving the pigs down St. Giles's, and followed them to the Maidenhead.

JOHN THOMPSON . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoners in Duke-street, at three o'clock in the morning, with four pigs; they said they were driving them for a drunken man.

JAMES SAMPSON. I am a constable. I saw the prisoners in Duke-street, with four pigs. I told them I thought they had stolen them; they said they had not, but it was nothing to me, and that they had a letter with the owner's name to it, which would shew where they had them from. I saw no letter.

THOMAS DUGAN . I keep the Maidenhead. The prisoners brought two pigs there, and killed them on the Wednesday before. They took the stable of me to put pigs in.

DAVIS's Defence. A man named Forbes had them - He was drunk, and asked us to take them to our stable.

DAVIS - GUILTY . Aged 22.

BROWN - GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-136

666. JOHN GREEN and JOHN SUMNER were indicted for that they, on the 8th of March , 40 lbs. of lead, value 7s., belonging to John Morris and William Carter , and fixed to a certain building of their's, feloniously did rip with intent feloniously to steal it .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating that they did cut the said lead, instead of ripping it.

HENRY HARRISON . I am clerk to John Morris and William Carter , salt manufacturers , at Paddington . On the 5th of March, in the morning, I found about a cwt. of lead cut from the gutter over the stable, and carried away; in consequence of which I and Roberts watched for them the next night, in the hayloft; about one o'clock in the morning I heard footsteps of more than one person coming into the yard, and go to the dust-bole, which could enable them to get on the stable. About three o'clock I heard some persons walking up the tiles, and cutting the lead in the gutter; in about five minutes we came out; I stood at the gate while Roberts went on the tiling after them - He called out; I ran to the wrong gate, so that one of

them got away. I went to Roberts, who had secured Summer, and found 27lbs. of lead cut, and moved off the building on to the adjoining roof - A hat laid by it, which I have frequently seen the prisoner, Green, wear - He was brought back again in a few minutes, without a hat. I told him he had ran away without his hat - He asked me to give it to him, but I refused. We had taken Summer to the watch-house. I found a knife on the premises, with which the lead had been cut. 40lbs. more had been cut. but not moved. Green said the hat was his.

RICHARD ROBERTS . I was on the watch, and heard some persons come on the premises; I afterwards came out and saw the two prisoners in the stable gutter I secured them on the adjoining wharf - I knew them before. I found the tiling taken up, and 27lbs. of lead cut away; the other parcel Green was in the act of cutting when we alarmed them. I told them if they did not stop I would shoot them, and called to them by their names; I knew them both well. About half-past five o'clock Green was brought in without a hat, and claimed the one left on the premises.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BENJAMIN MASCALL . I took Green coming from the wharf, about five hundred yards from the prosecutor's-at half-past five o'clock, without his hat.

GREEN'S Defence. I was going along the road, and the watchman took me.

SUMNER'S Defence. I went to the place to sleep.

GREEN - GUILTY . Aged 18.

SUMNER - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-137

667. JOHN THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of March , one umbrella, value 7s. , the goods of William Hamilton .

WILLIAM HAMILTON, ESQ . On the 21st of March I drove my gig to the Panorama, in the Strand , and left it in the care of a boy-my coat and umbrella were in it - He promised to take care of it until my servant arrived. I returned in about ten minutes, missed the great coat and umbrella, and found them in the hands of a man.

THOMAS LEDDINGTON . I am waterman at the White Hart, public-house, opposite the Panorama. On the 21st of March I saw the prisoner, with a companion, at the gig. I watched, and saw the prisoner take the umbrella and great coat out, and walk away. I pursued him, calling Stop thief! he dropped them, and I picked them up. I never lost sight of the prisoner.

THOMAS FAWCIT . I heard the alarm and took the prisoner. I saw him take the coat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-138

668. JAMES HOLDEN was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of February , eight bushels of wheat, value 5l. , the goods of James Rutter , and RICHARD CARTER was indicted for feloniously receiving five bushels of the said wheat, value 3l., well knowing it to have been stolen .

JAMES RUTTER . I am a farmer , and live at Sudbury . On the 25th of February my servants had been thrashing wheat - They left work at five o'clock, and left about ten bushels in the barn uncleaned. Next morning I missed it all, and traced it by the chaff, through a hedge, into Mr. Trotter's field.

JOHN IVES. I am Mr. Rutter's servant. On the 25th of February I left the barn safe at five o'clock. I traced the wheat, by the chaff, over into Mr. Trotter's field, to a dunghill, and there found a sack of wheat buried in the dung. I left it there, and watched with Arslett, to see who would come for it. About half-past seven o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner, Holden, come to the dunghill, and take the sack out - I came up and took him with it.

JOSEPH ARSLETT . I assisted in apprehending the prisoner. I saw him take the wheat out of the dunghill - I knew him before, and told him I was sorry for him. I examined the wheat-it appeared very much like Rutter'she said he took it from Rutter.

THOMAS ASKET . I am a constable. I had a warrant to search Holden's house, and found about a bushel and a half of wheat concealed under some straw. It is not so clean as wheat is for the market, but rather cleaner than that in the sack.

EDWARD RUTTER . I and North went to the prisoner, Carter's house with a search-warrant. As we returned we met Carter in his cart-it was about one o'clock on the day after the robbery. I had talked to his son at his house. His son ran up to him and talked with him - He immediately jumped out of his cart and ran away. I found him hid in a hedge-his son took the horse and cart-there was nearly a sack of flour in it. We asked him where he got it? he said from Kingston. We went there with him.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. He lives two miles and a half from us.

ALLEN ANSCOMB . I am a miller, and live at Hampton. Between eight and nine o'clock on the day Carter was taken, he brought about eight bushels of wheat to me to be ground-it was not in so clean a state as it would be if taken to market. He said he was going to Moulsey, and would call for it as he returned. He fetched it in a sack between eleven and twelve o'clock - He took it in his cart.

Cross-examined. There was chaff among it-there was a little left in the mill.

Q. Would not what is left in the hopper be more unclean than the rest - A. It might.

JAMES SAUNDERSON . I know the magistrate's handwriting (looking at the prisoner's examinations)-this has his signature-(reads)-" Richard Carter , on being asked what he had to say for himself, said he bought the flour, near the market-place, at Kingston, for 4l.

DANIEL NORTH . In consequence of what Carter said, I took him to Kingston. He could not find the person he bought it of. I took him there on a market-day.

EDWARD RUTTER . The samples found at the miller's, in the dunghill, and that found at Holden's house, are the same sort of wheat. Holden lives two miles from me, and Carter about the same distance. They live about three miles and a half from each other.

HOLDEN - GUILTY . Aged 44.

Transported for Seven Years .

CARTER - GUILTY . Aged 41.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-139

669. CHARLES ROACH was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of March , one silver spoon, value 25s. , the goods of Thomas Noel , Lord Berwick .

SAMUEL WOOLLATT . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Oxford-street. On the 21st of March the prisoner came to my shop, and asked me if I bought silver? I said, Yes. He said he had found a spoon in a ruinous building in Somerset-street, which he produced. I observed two crests on it - He wanted 1l. for it. I said I could not give above 15s., and would give him that, if he would let me go and find to whom the crest belonged. He said money was of more use to him than the spoon. I suspected he had stolen it, and offered him 10s. for it - He agreed to take it. I made an excuse to send for change and got an officer, who took him.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. He made no attempt to deface the crest.

WILLIAM BALL . I am butler to Thomas Noel, Lord Berwick-the spoon is his. The prisoner lived servant with him three years ago as ladies' footman . I did not miss the spoon till it was stopped. I had seen it six hours before.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-140

670. ROBERT HAMMOND and WILLIAM JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of February , six window sashes, value 10l. , the goods of John Thomas Taylor and William Taylor .

SECOND COUNT, the same only stating them to be the property of John Howard .

JOHN HOWARD. I am a builder . On the 27th of February, at five o'clock in the afternoon, I was informed that something wrong was going on at one of the buildings in Middleton-street, Spafields . I went there, opened the door, and met the prisoners in the house-both of them had sashes under their arms - I took them to Hatton-garden. The sashes were taken from the back premises. The prisoners were not employed there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

STEPHEN CLOTH . The sashes belong to Mr. Hammond, who is a bankrupt. The names of the assignees are rightly stated in the indictment.

HAMMOND'S Defence. I am innocent.

HAMMOND - GUILTY . Aged 31.

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-141

671. THOMAS JARRETT was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of January , one saw, value 5s., and one plane, value 2s. , the goods of William Pitcher .

WILLIAM PITCHER. I am a journeyman carpenter . I was at work Winchmore-hill . On the 18th of January I left my saw and plane in a cupboard in a garret there. On the 19th I missed them. I was informed that the prisoner had a saw that answered the description - He is a journeyman wheelwright - I found it in his shop, with a new handle to it. I also found the plane in his house on the 5th of March.

EDWARD CHATHAM . I am an officer. On the 6th of March I searched the premises of Jones, a wheelwright, and saw the prisoner at work with the saw, and found the plane in his house under the straw, with the handle of the saw.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-142

672. WILLIAM PAYNE was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of March , one hammer-cloth, value 2l. , the goods of William Leader .

WILLIAM LEADER . I am a coach-maker , and live in Wells-street, Oxford-street . On the 5th of March, about four o'clock in the afternoon, the hammer-cloth was taken from a carriage at the front of my shop.

MICHAEL MACKIN . I am servant to Mr. Leader. I saw the prisoner on the wheel of the carriage, with the hammer-cloth rolled up - He ran away; I pursued, and brought him back. He took it off the box, and put it on the foot-board.

WILLIAM WHITMORE . I saw the prisoner untie the hammer-cloth, and take it off. He was called to, jumped off, and ran away. I overtook him and brought him back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went to look at it, and it fell off.

GUILTY . Aged 39.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-143

673. WILLIAM SMITH and JOHN JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of March , seven books, value 20s. , the goods of Christopher Muston .

ELIZA MUSTON . I am the wife of Christopher Muston, who is a bookseller , and lives at Lambeth . On the 10th of March the books were taken out of the window - They were tied together.

WILLIAM JEFFERSON . I am an officer. I and Furzeman were in King-street, Seven Dials, and met the prisoners, with the books in a bag. I stopped Smith Jones ran away. I asked him what was in the bag? he said they were books, but he did not know how many. Jones said he was with Smith when he bought them in the Strand.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SMITH'S Defence. I bought them.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 19.

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-144

674. CORNELIUS SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of March , 9lbs. of lead, value 2s., belonging to William Mitchell , and fixed to a certain building of his .

WILLIAM MITCHELL . I am a builder . I lost the lead from a house I was building in Cobourg-street, St. Pancras -it was fixed in the gutter. I fitted it afterwards.

WILLIAM KING . I am a watchman. On the 29th of March, about five o'clock in the morning, I heard a noise in the buildings in Cobourg-street, and saw the prisoner on the rafters of the second floor of a house. I asked him what he did there? - he made no answer. I fetched him down, and found 9lbs. of lead in his pockets - He dropped one piece. I fitted it to the building.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-145

675. THOMAS WARD was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of February , one jacket, value 5s., and one pair of trowsers, value 5s. , the goods of Samuel Richards and John Richards .

JOHN CROSS . I am an apprentice to Mr. Richards, who is a pawnbroker , and lives at Mile End . On the 24th of February I heard a disturbance - I went out, and found the jacket and trowsers gone. An officer brought the prisoner back with them.

JOHN BULFUTT . I am an officer, and live opposite the prosecutors. I saw five boys opposite the shop; the prisoner left them, went up to the shop, crossed, and returned again with them. One of them snatched the trowsers down, and gave them to the prisoner - I followed, and secured him in the act of putting them under his jacket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man gave them to me to hold.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-146

676. SAMUEL NEWMAN and WILLIAM BARRETT was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of March , 80 lbs. of leads, value 10s., belonging to William Stocker , and fixed to a certain building of his .

WILLIAM STOCKER . I keep the World's End, public-house, at Stepney , where the lead was taken from-it belongs to me.

WILLIAM BROWN . I am watchman of Kingsland crescent. On the 16th of March, about six o'clock, I saw the prisoners, with another boy, go down the crescent - I suspected them; they had nothing with them then. I saw them return at seven o'clock-both of them were loaded with lead. I followed them to Poplar, and took Barrett with the lead upon him. They went to Mr. Edwards's shop at Poplar. Newman, and the other boy, dropped their load there - They ran through the house, and got away. Another person took Newman. I am sure they are the boys.

THOMAS EAGLES . I am a constable. The prisoners were given into my charge, with the lead. I found a knife on Newman, completely choaked with cinder-dust-the lead was also covered with ashes.

ROBERT NIXON . I followed the three boys, with Brown-two of them went down Bath-street, through Edwards' house; I followed them, but lost them just behind the garden-wall. I found the lead in Edwards' coal-holeNewman was taken.

JAMES EDWARDS . I am a plumber. I was up stairs-hearing my dog bark I went down. The lead was found in my closet. I knew nothing of it.

DANIEL WEBB . I am a watchman. On the 16th of March, I saw the two prisoners, and another boy, come out of James's-street by Edwards' house; I then lost them.

EDWARD BURCHELL . On the 16th of March the prisoners were brought to the office for stealing the lead. hearing that it had been buried under some ashes, I went to a brickfield, and found a large piece under the ashes, which fitted to the other pieces. I fitted the whole to the premises, and it corresponded.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM AYRES . I saw the prisoners, and another boy, pass me, with heavy loads, about seven o'clock. I followed them to Edward's. I am sure they are the boys.

BARRETT'S Defence. We found the lead.

NEWMAN - GUILTY . Aged 17.

BARRETT - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-147

677. SARAH MORETON was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of March , one shift, value 1s.; one shirt, value 1s.; four pair of stockings, value 8s.; two table-cloths, value 6s.; four towels, value 4s., and two sheets, value 4s. , the goods of Thomas Baskerville .

MARY BASKERVILLE . I am the wife of Thomas Baskerville, we live in Essex-street, Hoxton . On the 16th of March I lost the things from my front room-the prisoner washed for me. She told me I might find them at the pawnbroker's. She went out to look for the property, and not returning, I went to her house, and found her in custody. She gave up the duplicates.

ROBERT PEART . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Whitechapel. The prisoner pledged the articles stated in the indictment on the 16th of March. I am sure it was her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress-I have five children. I meant to redeem them.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Fined One shilling, and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-148

678. JOHN PERKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of March , two quart pots, value 2s., the goods of Thomas Wise , and one quart pot, value 1s. , the goods of Thomas King .

THOMAS KING . I keep the King's Arms, in Titchfield-street . On the 11th of March I was sent for to the watchhouse, and found my pot and the prisoner there. He said he took it from. Titchfield-street that morning.

JOHN COLLINS . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner with three pots in a bag. He said he took them from Titchfield-street, and pleaded distress.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was only in company with the man who took them.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-149

679. SARAH BOOTH was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of March , three shirts, value 15s.; one tablecloth, value 5s.; two towels, value 1s., and two handkerchiefs, value 2s., the goods of Patrick Gardiner , Esq. ; and three shirts, value 6s. , the goods of John White .

JOHN WHITE . I am servant to Patrick Gardiner , Esq., who lives in Charlotte-street, Fitzroy-square ; the prisoner washed for him. On the 28th of March she did not bring the clothes home, as usual - I could not find her until the Monday, about eleven o'clock, when she was taken. She had absconded. I found the things at the pawnbroker's.

JAMES NAILOR . I am a pawnbroker. The table-cloths, two towels, a shirt, and apron were pledged with me by the prisoner.

EDWARD DAY . I am a pawnbroker. I have three shirts, and two handkerchiefs, pledged by the prisoner.

WILLIAM MILLS . I am a pawnbroker. I have two shirts pledged by the prisoner.

JOHN WILSON . I apprehended the prisoner, and found the duplicates on her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-150

680. WILLIAM THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of February , two sheets, value 10s , the goods of Sarah Vander Perren .

ELIZA POYNDER . I am servant to Sarah Vander Perren, who lives at Knightsbridge . On the 18th of February I hung the sheets in the garden to dry. I was called out, and found the prisoner in custody, at half-past three o'clock, with the sheets.

JOHN PERRY. I am a labourer. I was at work in a field-a lady said two men had been robbing a garden; I turned round, and saw the prisoner and another man under a wall-the prisoner had a bundle. One of them said, "Come on!" I called out Stop thief! he threw the bundle down - I followed, and secured him. I never lost sight of him.

AGNES SALMON . I saw the linen thrown over the wall; the prisoner picked it up and went off with it.

JAMES GRAY . I took the prisoner into custody, with the sheets in his apron.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-151

681. THOMAS WILLIAMS and WILLIAM LUCAS WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of February , three quaterns of flour, value 3s., and one loaf of bread, value 6d. , the property of Zachariah James .

ZACHARIAH JAMES. I am a baker , and live at Hackney . On the 28th of February, I left my cart at a customer's door while I went in; when I came out, I missed the flour and loaf.

THOMAS GOODWIN . I am headborough of Hackney. On the 28th of February, I saw the prisoners and another boy, waiting about, just before the prosecutor's cart came by - They ran behind it. I went up, and met the prisoner W. L. Williams, with the bag of flour, and the loaf under his apron; he said, he would do so no more.

(Bag sworn to.)

The prisoners pleaded distress.

T. WILLIAMS - GUILTY. Aged 17.

W.L. WILLIAMS - GUILTY. Aged 13.

Judgment Respited .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-152

682. AMBROSE BENHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of March , one watch, value 20s , the goods of Alexander Birnie .

The proseutor not identifying his property, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, beofre Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-153

683. JOHN TRAVISS was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of March , 20s. in copper monies numbered , the property of Jane Stone .

JANE STONE . I keep the Duchess of York, public-house, Kingsland-road . On the 10th of March, I lost the money from my tap-room table.

JOHN DENNIS . I am a watchman; I saw the prisoner and his wife, come out of the prosecutor's house; Mrs. Stone called out and said, the copper was gone from the table; I overtook the prisoner, and took him back to Mrs. Stone's; she said, he had taken the copper; he said, "I do not know that I have, but if I have, it is in my bag." I found the money in his bag; he said, his wife told him to take them up; he was sober.

Prisoner's Defence. My wife said the parcel was mine-it was a mistake.

GUILTY . Aged 52.

Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-154

684. PATRICK SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , five books, value 5s. , the goods of Peter Wright .

PETER WRIGHT . I am a bookseller , and live in Broad-street, St. Giles's . On the 25th of March, about six o'clock in the evening, while I was at tea, a man asked if I had lost any books; I went to the pawnbroker's with him, it was only a few doors off, and found the prisoner there with them.

JOHN SCOTLAND. I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner brought the books to me to pledge-the prosecutor claimed them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-155

685. JAMES SUTTE was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of March , two shirts, value 3s.; two shifts, value 2s.; two petticoats, value 4s.; two caps, value 2s.; one hand

kerchief, value 6d., and one pillow-case, value 6d. , the goods of Clara Brown .

CLARA BROWN . I live in Weston-street, Somers' Town . On the 6th of March, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I missed the things from my door.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner on the 10th of March, at Somers' Town; I found a duplicate of the shirt and shifts on him, and took a shirt off his back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-156

686. CHARLES SMITH and BARNARD COSGROVE were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of March , one handkerchief, value 5s. , the goods of Joseph Harrison .

JOHN HUGHES . I am foreman to Joseph Harrison, who is a pawnbroker . On the 10th of March, about six o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoners standing at the door; I saw Smith put his hand to a handkerchief, and attempt to take it. I jumped over the counter and pulled him in - He had not taken it. I had lost a handkerchief from the door at five o'clock.

JOHN BOREHAM. On the 10th of March, about five o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoners at the prosecutor's door, with another man, who said to Smith "Which shall we take." Smith snatched a handkerchief down and ran away with it. At six o'clock I saw Cosgrove at the door, he told Smith to take a handkerchief and hand it to him, and he would run away with it, and meet him where he did before. Smith snatched at one, and was taken. I followed Cosgrove-the officer took him. I am sure Smith took the handkerchief at five o'clock; Cosgrove was with him.

WILLIAM RICHARDSON . On the 10th of March, I took the prisoners into custody; they resisted very much, and attempted to strike me.

WILLIAM SHEPHARD . I was going down Tottenhamcourt-road, and assisted in taking Smith; the prosecutor said Cosgrove was one of them - I took him also - He made a desperate resistance.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 38.

COSGROVE - GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-157

687. JOHN LANCASTER was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of March , half-bushel of malt, value 4s. , the goods of John Trueman Villebois , Harry Villebois , Samson Hanbury , Thomas Fowel Buxton , Thomas Butts Aveling , Thomas Marlborough Pryor , and Robert Pryor .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be the property of John Bailey .

BENJAMIN BOULTON . I assisted in loading 26 sacks of malt at Bailey's wharf, Stamford-hill; the prisoner was to carry them to town, for the prosecutors', Trueman and Co.

JOHN WILBORN . I was in the road; the prisoner was driving the waggon with the malt to the brewhouse. I saw him take some malt out of two sacks, and put it into the nose-bag; I went up and said, "Can you not leave your old tricks off?" he said, "What tricks;" I said "Taking the malt out of the sacks." He told me not to say any thing, as it was the first time he ever did it, and he only took it for the horses; he asked me to drink. I came on before him to the brewhouse.

THOMAS DIBBEN . I am a clerk to Messrs Hanbury and Co. About seven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner delivered the load of malt. Wilborn had given me information; I noticed the prisoner in the yard; he did not give the horses any thing to eat out of the nose-bag. I followed him to Brick-lane, and asked him what he had got in the nose-bag? he said, he had nothing at all. I found the malt one of them. He said, he hoped I would forgive him, it being his first offence; he then said, he was going to give it to the horses, and had taken it out of the sacks. The firm is rightly stated in the indictment.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Confined Three Months . GUILTY . Aged 20.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-158

688. CHARLES LEWIS was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of March , one pair of shoes, value 8s. , the goods of Joseph Ashfield .

JOSEPH ASHFIELD . I am a shoemaker , and live in Cromer-street . On the 6th of March, about six o'clock, I lost the shoes out of my window.

GEORGE WHITEHAIR . I am constable of the night. On the 9th of March the prisoner was brought to the Somers' Town watch-house, on another charge. He said, he had left the duplicate of the shoes at home; he afterwards gave it to me.

JOHN LAPPAGE . I am a pawnbroker, On the 9th of March, the prisoner pledged the shoes with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-159

689. JOHN LEWIS was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of March , one pair of shoes, value 7s. , the goods of George Clarke .

GEORGE CLARKE. I live in St. John-street, Smithfield , and am a shoemaker . On the 21st of March I lost the shoes.

JOHN CARLISLE . I am a patrol. On the 21st of March I saw the prisoner loitering about the prosecutor's door; I saw him take the shoes off the hook, and hang them on a hook lower down; he went away, returned and took them. I secured him, and found them under his coat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-160

690. JAMES KEEGLE was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of March , 6lbs of soap, value 5s. the goods of Eliza Smith .

ELIZA SMITH . I am a grocer , and live at Mile-end . On the 30th of March, between nine and ten o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came into the shop, reached over the counter, and took the soap. I ran out, and got a gentleman to stop him; I never lost sight of him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Confined Three Months . GUILTY . Aged 24.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-161

691. THOMAS HAYES was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of February , one 25l., two 2l., and one 1l. bank notes , the property of Timothy Dwyer .

TIMOTHY DWYER . I am a bricklayer , and live in Oxford-street. I went into the country to see a fight; I met the prisoner on the road, and got into conversation with him. When we returned, we went into a public-house, in Berner-street, Oxford-street; I asked him to have something to drink; he said he had been robbed of 4s. at the fight; I said I would treat him - We had a glass or two or gin. I took him to two or three public-houses; when we got to the sign of the Victory , I had no change, and took out my pocket-book, which contained a 25l., two 2l., and one 1l. bank notes; they were wrapped in different parcels; the prisoner put his hand over my shoulder, snatched one of the notes from me, and ran out. I followed, but lost sight of him. I am sure he is the man.

Prisoner. Q.Was you not drunk all the afternoon- A. No.

ROBERT CASLAKE . On the 3d of February, the prosecutor and prisoner came together into the house; the prosecutor pulled out his pocket-book, with several notes in it; he wanted change, and took one out; I refused to serve him because he was drunk; the prisoner put his hand over his shoulder, and snatched one note away.

Prisoner. Q. Did he not give it me to get changed - A. No.

JOHN HEBDEN . I am a linen-draper. The prisoner came to my shop to buy a whittle, and asked if I would change a 25l. note; he said he had been to the fight, and had lost 5l. and won 25l. I marked the note.

CHARLES LLEWELLYN . I live with Hopwood and Co., Duke-street, Manchester-square. I gave the prisoner change for the 25l. note.

MR. PUGH. I am a bank-clerk. The note came into the Bank.

JOHN CREEVY . I changed a 50l. note for the prosecutor, and gave him that 25l. note in change.

TIMOTHY DWYER . That is the note.

JOHN HEBDEN . It is the note the prisoner offered me.

THOMAS WOOLHARD . I apprehended the prisoner on the 2d of March.

Prisoner's Defence. I was at the fight; he gave me the note to get changed.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-162

692. MARY CROWSON was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of February , one spoon, value 2s. , the goods of Henry Pakeman Gurner .

HENRY PAKEMAN GURNER . I live in Red Lion-street, Clerkenwell , and keep a clothes-shop ; the prisoner was my charwoman . On the 21st of February she had the spoons to wash - I missed it a day or two after, and charged her with stealing it - She denied it. The officer took her.

WILLIAM JOHNSON . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner. She told me she had pledged the spoon, and meant to redeem it - She took me to the pawnbroker's.

JAMES WALLER . I am a pawnbroker. On the 21st of February the prisoner pledged the spoon with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I am sorry for it.

GUILTY . Aged 52.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-163

693. RICHARD BUTLER was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of March , one till, value 1s., and 11s. 101/2d., in monies numbered , the property of Thomas Coulsell .

THOMAS COULSELL . I keep a sweetmeat shop in Turnmill-street, Clerkenwell . On the 8th of March, between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, my wife said there was a noise in the shop; I went into the shop, and missed the till, ran out, and found the prisoner in Fleur-de-lis-court, emptying the money out of it into his hat, and secured him. I found 11s. 101/2d. in his hat.

(Till sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before, Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-164

694. JAMES BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of March , 2lbs. of butter, value 2s. , the goods of Richard Morton .

RICHARD MORTON . I am a cheesemonger , and live at Ratcliff-highway . On the 31st of March I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner stopped with the butter.

JAMES LONG . I am servant to Mr. Morton. I saw the prisoner lurking about the shop for about ten minutes; he then took the butter, and ran off with it; I pursued, overtook him, and brought him back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-165

695. CORNELIUS CRONEY was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of March , three planes, value 6s.; one hammer, value 6d.; one chisel, value 6d.; one coat, value 2s. 6d., and one jacket, value 1s. , the goods of William Bush .

WILLIAM BUSH. I am a carpenter , and live in Gravel-lane . About six o'clock at night, on the 15th of March, I locked my shop up; I returned on Monday, the 17th, and missed the lead off the roof-my shop was broken open, and the tools gone.

MATTHEW BROWN . I am a headborough. On the 15th of March the prisoner was brought to the watch-house at two o'clock in the morning, with the tools in his apron - He said they were his own. I detained them, but let him go, on his promising to return in the morning, which he did not, but was afterwards taken.

THOMAS DEMPSEY . I am a patrol. I met the prisoner at two o'clock in the morning, with the tools in his apron. I took him to the watch-house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-166

696. FRANCIS CORAM was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of March , one pair of shoes, value 8s. , the goods of John Reeves .

WILLIAM SMITH . I am a constable. On the 21st of March, I was at the George, public-house, on Saffron-hill ; Mascall was there, and said he had been robbed of a pair shoes. The landlord said the prisoner went through the house, and we could not find him at the Hog in Armour. I found him there offering the shoes for sale.

JOHN MASCALL. I am servant to John Reeves. On the 21st of March the prisoner came into the shop, and tried a pair of shoes on - He said he had not got enough to pay for them, but if I would come to the George he would pay me; I took them there, and gave them to him; he said he would return in a few minutes. I waited there an hour - He never returned; I was not to deliver them without the money. We found him offering them for sale.

JOHN REEVES . I am a shoemaker . The prisoner came for a pair of shoes, he said he had not enough to pay for them, but if my man went to the George with him, he would pay him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was distressed.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-167

697. EDWARD VESEY was indicted for feloniously putting off to William Williams , one piece of counterfeit milled money, of the likeness and similitude of a good and lawful shilling, at and for a lower rate than it by its denomination did import, and was counterfeited for (to wit), the sum of sixpence .

WILLIAM WILLIAMS. I am servant to Mr. Penman, of the Royal Hospital public-house, at Chelsea . On the 19th of March , the prisoner came into the tap-room - I sat by him-no other person was there; he pulled out a shilling, and asked what I would give him for it - He said it was worth 16d.; I said it was bad. He said I should have it for sixpence, and he could supply me with more. I went to my master, returned, and gave him a shilling for two-the prisoner told me to keep them separate.

GEORGE PENMAN . I keep the house. Williams informed me of the transaction; I told him to buy them to detect the prisoner. He bought me two.

WILLIAM WESTCOAT . I took the prisoner into custody, and found some stuff on him to whiten the coin over.

MR. CALEB EDWARD POWEL . I am assistant to the solicitor of the Mint. The two shillings are both counterfeit, and off the same die.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of them.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-168

698. WILLIAM DALY was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of February , one handkerchief, value 7s., the goods of George Alexander Reid , from his person .

MR . GEORGE ALEXANDER REID . I was in Oxford-street , on the 23d of February, about two o'clock; Perkins told me I had lost my handkerchief, I immediately missed it; he said the boy was gone up the adjoining court. The prisoner was secured.

JOHN PERKINS . I am an apprentice to Mr. Hiscock, of North Audley-street. I saw a little boy take the handkerchief out of Mr. Reid's pocket, and give it to the prisoner, who put it into his hat - He was close to the boy - I went and told Mr. Reid. The prisoner, and another person, who was with him, went up Gee-court; they separated, and met again at the corner. Mr. Reid called out Stop thief! a man stopped the prisoner, and found the handkerchief in his hat.

RICHARD SMITH . I am a constable. I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner running up Marylebone-lane; he was stopped, and the handkerchief fell out of his hat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-169

699. JOHN COUTTS was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of March , one hat, value 5s. , the goods of Thomas Rich .

THOMAS RICH . I am a hatter , and live on Holborn-hill . On the 21st of March, about seven o'clock in the evening, my daughter said a man had taken a hat; I ran out, and took the prisoner in Ely-place with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-170

700. WILLIAM BRADLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of March , one copper, belonging to Joseph Adams , and fixed to a certain building of his .

JOSEPH ADAMS. I live in Field-lane . The copper was not quite removed, and but partly unfixed.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-171

701. EDWARD CLEMENTS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of February , nine pieces of leather, value 30s. , the goods of William Hodder .

THOMAS CHAMPION. I am a currier, and live in Monmouth-street . Mr. Hodder's leather was stolen from our shop - I did not miss it till it was brought back to me.

SAMUEL FURZEMAN . I am a constable. On the 19th of February, about eight o'clock in the evening, I met the prisoner, and another man in Short's-gardens, with a bundle; I asked what was in it-the other man ran away-the prisoner said it was cloth - I found it was six pieces of leather. Champion's name was on the paper. The prisoner said a man gave it to him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The other man gave it to me.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-172

702. SARAH CLARK and ELIZA WALLIS were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of February , two sheets, value 10s., and one blanket, value 2s., the goods of Alexander Wood ; one pair of stockings, value 2s., the goods of John Smith ; and one pair of pantaloons, value 7s., and one waistcoat, value 2s. , the goods of William Maltman .

CHARLOTTE WOOD . I am the wife of Alexander Wood , who keeps a public-house at Ratcliff-highway -the prisoner, Clark, was my servant ; I missed the articles stated in the indictment soon after she came. I had her apprehended on the 19th of February, and found the duplicates in her pocket.

FRANCIS GARRETT . I am apprentice to Mr. Cordingly, who is a pawnbroker, in Ratcliff-highway. The prisoner, Wallis, pledged a pair of pantaloons with me on the 14th of February - I knew her before.

JOSEPH MESSENGER . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Ratcliff-highway. I have a sheet and waistcoat pledged on the 6th and 18th of February, in the name of Wallis. I do not know who brought them.

JOSEPH HALL . I am servant to Messrs. Murray and Co., pawnbrokers, in East Smithfield. On the 10th of February the prisoner, Wallis, pledged a shirt and stockings, and a blanket on the 16th.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

FRANCIS JACKSON. I am a constable. On the 18th of February I took the prisoners into custody at Wood's. I found the duplicates on Clark.

CLARK'S Defence. I meant to redeem them.

WALLIS'S Defence. I did not know she had stolen them.

CLARK - GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Three Months .

WALLIS- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-173

703. JOSEPH DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of March , one wash-hand stand, value 2s. , the property of Thomas Shacklock .

THOMAS SHACKLOCK . I am a broker , and live in Church-street, Mile End . On the 14th of March, about nine o'clock, a man gave me information - I ran out, missed the stand, and found the prisoner with it - I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 43.

Whipped and Discharged .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-174

704. JOHN GEORGE was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of March , one basket, value 6d., and 70 eggs, value 5s. , the goods of Francis Whedden .

FRANCIS WHEDDEN . I am a cheesemonger , and live at Hackney . On the 28th of March, about eight o'clock at night, I was at Tottenham, and had the basket of eggs tied behind my cart - A gentleman informed me that it was cut away. I ran in pursuit of the prisoner.

RICHARD ANGLE . I am a labourer. I found the prisoner about twenty yards from the cart, with the basket of eggs, going towards the fields-the rope was cut.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Six Months and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-175

705. PETER HUGHES was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of March , one saw, value 2s., and one rule, value 3s. , the goods of Edward Holdsworth .

EDWARD HOLDSWORTH . I am a carpenter . On the 16th of March I was building a house in the Commercial-road ; I locked my tools up safe at twelve o'clock, returned at one, and missed them. I met the prisoner coming out with them under his coat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined One Year and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-176

706. FREDERICK HALLGER was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of March , 2 lbs. of sugar, value 2s. , the goods of John Tyler and John Batger .

JOHN COLE . I am clerk to John Tyler and John Batger , who are sugar-refiners , and live in Prince's-square, St. George's in the East , the prisoner was in our employ. On the 13th of March, after he had done work, we followed him about fifty yards from the premises, then stopped him, and found the sugar in his hat, loose.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Confined Fourteen Days .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-177

707. JOHN KEMP was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of March , 6lbs. of ham, value 4s. , the goods of Thomas Mason .

THOMAS MASON . I am a cheesemonger , and live in Kenton-street, Bloomsbury . The ham was taken from my shop on the 12th of March.

ROBERT TEASDALE . I am a headborough. I saw the prisoner take the ham out of the prosecutor's window, between eight and nine o'clock at night - He reached round the door-post, and took it-two others were with him. I pursued, he dropped it, and ran off-the others also ran; I knew him before. Next morning I met him and secured him. I had seen him lurking about the shop.

THOMAS EVANS . I picked the ham up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-178

708. WILLIAM JOSEPH MARSON was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of March , one sword, value 5l., the goods of James Hill , Almon Hill , and John Boulcott , in a certain ship on the navigable River of Thames .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be the goods of John Bowen .

JAMES HILL. I am owner of the Rochester ship. On Saturday, the 14th of March, the ship was in the City Canal -the sword was in a case, directed to Major Charles Marriott, Velore, East Indies. The prisoner did not belong to the ship. On the 16th I found the case broken

open, and the sword gone. The other owners are Almon Hill and John Boulcott .

JOHN BOWEN . I had the care of the ship. On the 14th of March, at seven o'clock in the evening, I went ashore, left every thing safe, and locked the cabin door, where the sword was. I returned at half-past nine, found the sky-light of the cabin removed, the case broken open, and the sword taken out.

JOSHUA JOHNSON . I am a sword-cutler. On the 27th of Januray Mr. Shutcliffe ordered the sword of me - I sent it to him on the 28th of February. I have seen part of it since.

JOHN SHUTCLIFFE . I keep a plate-warehouse, in Cranecourt, Fleet-street. I packed up the sword, and sent it to Messrs. Hoares, Fleet-street. I have seen part of it since.

ROBERT SHEARMAN . I am watch-house-keeper. On Sunday, the 15th of March, in the afternoon, I was sent for to Cotton-street Chapel, to take care of a madman. I met two gentlemen with the prisoner, in the street, searched him, and found part of the sword in his pocket. Shutcliffe and Johnson afterwards claimed it. He did not appear deranged, he was intoxicated. I have seen him several times since, and do not think him insane.

MICHAEL MORRIS . I am an officer of Shadwell. The prisoner was brought to the office - He told me where the remainder of the sword was. I went where he directed me. He said I should find other things which were taken from the ship - I found nothing. When I returned, he said he had sold them for 16s.; he did not appear deranged.

JOSEPH MUNTON. I am turnkey of Newgate. The prisoner was brought in on the 28th of March, since which time I have no reason whatever to think him insane.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 28 .

Of stealing, but not on a navigable River.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-179

709. ANN JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , three 3s. bank tokens, and one sixpence, the monies of Martin Day , from his person .

MARTIN DAY . I am a labourer . On the 25th of March, between eleven and twelve o'clock at night, I met the prisoner in Shoreditch , went to a public-house with her, and had a pot of beer-my money was in my waistcoat pocket. We went down York-street, turned up a court, and all of a sudden she ran from me - I missed my money. I followed, and took her to the watch-house. Three 3s. pieces were found on her.

THOMAS CLARKE . I am constable of the night. I found one 3s. piece in the prisoner's mouth, one in her pocket, and another in her bosom.

Prisoner's Defence. He gave me the money.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-180

710. JAMES M'DERMOT was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of March , 30 lbs. of lead, value 5s. , the goods of William Ayton .

WILLIAM BARHAM . I am Mr. Ayton's foreman. I lost 30 lbs. of lead, but do not know that this is it.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-181

711. DANIEL MOODY was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , one watch, value 20s.; one chain, value 6d. , and two keys, value 2d., the goods of Mary Brown .

MARY BROWN . I live in Duke-street, Bloomsbury . My watch hung on the shelf in my parlour. I was cleaning my door-step, the prisoner passed me, and went up the street, while I was cleaning my railing - He ran in and came out. I tried to stop him in my passage - He threw me down and got off; I am sure he is the boy. I missed my watch - He was taken eight days after.

JOHN WILLIAMS . I am servant to Mr. King. I saw the prisoner run down the street, and the prosecutrix pursuing him - He got away. I am sure he is the boy. He was taken eight days after.

SAMUEL FURZEMAN . I apprehended the prisoner on the 1st of April. He denied the charge.

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-182

712. EDWARD MANSELL and JOHN ROOME were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of March , 20 lbs. of lead, value 5s., belonging to George Wood , and fixed to his dwelling-house, and one fixture (i.e.) one brass cock, value 1s., his property, and fixed to his dwelling-house .

The property not being separated from the house, the prisoners were ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-183

713. JOEL LEE was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of April , one snuff-box, value 20s. , the goods of Charles Janns .

MR. CHARLES JANNS. I am a Lieutenant in the Navy , and live at Chelsea. On the 2d of April I dined at Freemasons'-tavern , about six o'clock. I had my snuff-box safe after dinner. I left the table to get my great-coat, and recollected that I had left my snuff-box on the table - I returned, but could not find it. The table had been cleared where I sat-the prisoner was the man who waited upon me at table. I applied to Mr. Cuff. The prisoner turned his pockets inside out to convince us he had not got it. I found it next day in the officer's hands.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. It did not fall on the ground.

NATHANIEL PENDLE . I am a waiter at Freemasons'-tavern. On the 2d of April the prisoner was engaged as extra waiter -his station was near where Mr. Janussat. He was searched, but the box was not found on him. After business was over, I went to a public-house with him. We got into conversation about the box. We then went into another public-house in Little Queen-street - he asked for a pipe of tobacco - I then saw the snuff-box between his neck and neckcloth; he took it out and gave it to me - I secured him, but let him go. Next morning I informed Mr. Cuff, and he was apprehended.

Cross-examined. He said he picked it up. There were about 330 persons at dinner. He is a married man, and has a large family.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined Fourteen Days .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-184

714. SARAH PRICE was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of March , one watch, value 1l., the goods of John Smith , from his person .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-185

715. TURPEN TOSSEN was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of March , 18 lbs. of rope, value 2s. , the goods of John Hill .

JOHN HILL . I am a lighterman , and live at Limehouse . On the 8th of March I missed the headfast, which was cut from my lighter-it was safe at six o'clock the night before.

DANIEL BLY . I am an officer of the Thames Police. On the 8th of March I apprehended the prisoner at Lime-house, with a bag, containing two ropes-Hill claimed one, which weighed 18 lbs.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-186

716. THOMAS SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , 20 lbs. of lead, value 3s.; one copper, value 1l., and one bell, value 6d., belonging to Thomas Corey , and fixed to a certain building of his .

THOMAS COREY . I have a house at No. 1, Turner-street, Whitechapel . On the 26th of March I went there, and found 20 lbs. of pipe cut away, the copper removed, and the bell taken down. The prisoner was in custody.

JAMES STONE . I am a constable. About half-past seven o'clock in the evening of the 26th of March, having received information, I went to Corey's house-(it was empty)-and found the prisoner behind the back-door, and some picklock keys close behind him-there were about 30 lbs. of lead cut away, and put in a basket near him, it was fresh cut; it had been sawed off-the bell was in the basket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it - A man took me there.

GUILTY . Aged 68.

Confined Eighteen Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180401-187

717. FREDERICK VALNEST was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of March , 16 printed books, value 5s. , the goods of Edward Tong .

RICHARD CORRELL . I am a bookseller, and live in St. John's-lane . Edward Tonge's books were in my cellar, in boxes-On the 31st of March I missed some of them. I suspected the prisoner, who is a carpenter , as I had given him leave to work in my cellar. I told him he should not work there any more, as the books could not have gone without his-knowledge. I gave him in charge.

Cross-examined by MR. MARSHAM. I had not seen the books for six months before.

ELIZA THACKLEFORD . I keep a chandler's-shop, in Red Lion-street, Clerkenwell. I bought the books of the prisoner, as waste-paper, within the last four months.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-188

718. JOHN HANSON was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of March , one handkerchief, value 3s., the property of a certain man unknown, from his person .

ROBERT BUNN . I live in Gracechurch-street. I was in Oxford-street on the 5th of March - A gentleman and lady were before me; the prisoner went against him, and two others covered him-the prisoner drew the gentleman's handkerchief out, the other two went away. I secured the prisoner - the gentleman went on. I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief out and give it to the others.

THOMAS THOMPSON . I am officer. I saw the prisoner and two others, in Oxford-street. I saw the prisoner lift the gentleman's pocket up and then leave him - He turned round, and gave something to the other two, who ran off. I ran and seized one of the other men - He was rescued. Mr. Bunn took the prisoner. I took the handkerchief from the other man.

Prisoner's Defence. I was not with them.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-189

719. DENNIS DAYES was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of March , one handkerchief, value 10d., the goods of John Archdall , from his person .

JOHN ARCHDALL. I am a reporter to the British Press Newspaper . On the 26th of March, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was in Bow-street , felt some person behind me - I missed my handkerchief, turned round and saw the prisoner, and said, "You had better return it." He said, "Oh, your handkerchief!" - He did not return it. He was the nearest man to me.

Prisoner's Defence. I had not got it.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-190

720. JOHN BAYLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of February , one seal, value 1l., and one key, value 1l. , the goods of William Webb .

WILLIAM WEBB . I am a feather-maker . On the 15th of February I was going up Brick-lane with my wife, and was stopped by a mob in the road. The prisoner was on my right side - He snatched my seal and key, and ran off. I pursued him; four or five of the gang followed me. I returned, and gave information at the Office - He was taken the next day. I picked him out from among several others,

and am sure he is the man. He was exactly under the gas-light.

Prisoner's Defence. I was not there.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-191

721. ELIZA ALDRIDGE was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of March , 12 shirts, value 3l. 12s.; nine shifts, value 1l. 7s.; 14 handkerchiefs, value 14s.; three pinafores, value 1s.; one apron, value 1s.; two napkins, value 1s.; and three towels, value 1s. , the goods of John Butler .

JOHN BUTLER . I keep a laundry at Stepney-green , the prisoner was employed to iron the clothes. I missed the articles stated in the indictment.

SARAH WOODFORD . I am the last witness's niece. The prisoner was employed to iron and get up the linen . We lost several things. I sent for her - She said she had pledged them, and gave me six duplicates. We found twenty-six more duplicates of various articles at her house.

WILLIAM CLARK . I am a pawnbroker. I have six table-cloths and a napkin, which the prisoner pledged with me.

ARTHUR PRICE . I have a quantity of linen which the prisoner pledged with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I could not get my wages.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-192

722. CHARLES WAIN was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of March , at St. Mary, Whitechapel , one watch, value 10l., one chain, value 4l., and two seals, value 2l., the goods of William Davidson , in his dwelling-house .

WILLIAM DAVIDSON. I am a publican , and live in Rosemary-lane in the parish of St. Mary, Whitechaple; I rent the house. I lost a gold watch, chain, and seals, from my bed-room.

ANN MARIA DAVIDSON . I am the wife of the last witness; the prisoner lodged four nights at our house - He is a baker . On Sunday morning, the 29th of March, I lost the watch, chain, and seals, out of a drawer in my bed-room; on that morning, the prisoner sent for my husband to the watch-house; he went to him about nine o'clock; he had been offering the watch for sale.

NATHANIEL NATHAN . I am an officer, and keep a slopseller's-shop, in Upper East Smithfield. On the 29th of March, the prisoner came to my shop, and asked me to buy a watch of him; I asked to look at it; the moment I saw it, I knew it to be worth fifteen or sixteen guineas. I asked what he wanted for it; he said, 4l; I asked him how he could ask 4l. for such a watch; he said, it cost him nine or ten guineas, and that he bought it for gold. I asked him where he bought it; he said, in India, of a saior on board the Lord Kinnaird ship; I asked him where the chain and seals were; he said, he wore none; I asked him for the key; he said, he had sold it to Mr. Davidson. Knowing it was not got honestly, I took him into custody; he then said "Let me go, and I will prove who I bought it of." He sent for Mr. Davidson-it is a valuable watch.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MICHAEL MORRIS . I am an officer. I found the ring of the chain on the prisoner.

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.

Recommended to Mercy, on account of his Youth.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-193

723. SARAH STRUGNELL was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of March , one gown, value 2s., one petticoat, value, 3d, and three handkerchiefs, value 3s. 6d. , the goods of Mary Fuller .

MARY FULLER . I am a chair-woman . On the 10th of March, I lost my things; the prisoner lodged with me - I gave her in charge.

WILLIAM READ . I took the prisoner in charge, and found a gown, a petticoat, and three duplicates, on her.

HENRY PEACHEY . I am a pawnbroker. I have two silk handkerchiefs, which the prisoner pledged with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Distress drove me to do it.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-194

724. MARTHA SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of March , two pewter pots, value 1s, the goods of Francis Beland, Sen. , and one coat, value 5s.; one waistcoat, value 1s., and one handkerchief, value 1s , the goods of Francis Beland, Jun .

SUSAN BELAND. I am the wife of Francis Beland, Sen., who is a jeweller . On the 29th of March, between six and seven o'clock, my dog alarmed me; I met the prisoner on the stairs, with the things in her apron.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Confined Six Months .

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-195

725. JOHN ROMAIN was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of March , two bags, value 2s. , the goods of John Milner and Thomas Woodcock .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be the property of Alfred Brathwaite .

ALFRED BRATHWAITE . I live at Westbourn-green . I hired the prisoner to drive me there; we gave him something to drink, and leave to put his horses in our stable; as he was going away he took the nose-bags.

Cross-examined by MR. MARSHAM. John Milner and Thomas Woodcock hired him, they are my father's executors; I saw them get out of the coach; there was no dispute about the fare. The bags were not found till he was taken to the watch-house.

THOMAS COX. I am the prosecutor's, Brathwaite, servant. I saw the prisoner go into the stable and bring the nose-bags out, under his coat. I told Dunn of it.

JOHN DUNN . I went to the prisoner's coach, and found: the nose-bags inside it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 54.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-196

726. GEORGE GOODACRE and JOHN BLACKMORE were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of February , ten gallons of beer, value 10s. , the goods of Benjamin Granger and Samuel Granger .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be the property of Frederick Hodgson and Thomas Drane .

ROBERT MARSTON . I am a Thames-police officer. On the 27th of February, between three and four o'clock in the morning, I was coming through Bow-creek , and saw two men on board the Maria barge, on the Middlesex side. I pulled towards them, as soon as they saw me, they ran out of that barge into the cabin of another, where I found them. Goodacre was in the mate's bed, and the other prisoner, in the cabin close to him. I asked what they did there; they said, they came there for refuge; that they worked for Granger, and had come to put the beer on board the ship Cybele, at Blackwall; I took them into custody, and went on board the Maria, and found seven of the hogsheads fresh spiled. They had thrown down a can of beer, in running away - I found two kegs full; I also found two gimblets, and nine spile pegs.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Goodacre was the prosecutor's servant.

JAMES BRISCOE . I was on board a barge which laid close to the Maria; in the morning Goodacre came into bed to me-be always slept with me.

JOHN LATHBURY . I am in the employ of Hodson and Co., brewers; we shipped 101 hogsheads of beer, on board the Maria, for the Cybele in new casks, which were quite full; they were not spiled when we sent them; I found twenty-six gallons deficient.

SAMUEL GRANGER . I am a lighterman . I was employed to ship the beer for Messrs. Hodgson and Co., and sent Goodacre to ship it that night; in the evening he came and told me he had got the barge at the mouth of the creek; the other prisoner had no business whatever in my barge.

Cross-examined. He had worked twenty years for me.

GOODACRE - GUILTY . Aged 47.

BLACKMORE - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-197

727. RICHARD RAWLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of March , one pair of pincers, value 10d., and one vice, value 5s., the goods of Joseph Cole , and three rakes, value 5s. , the goods of William Thomas .

JOSEPH COLE . I am a broker . On the 14th of March the prisoner came to my shop, and bought a rat-trap; when he went out I missed the things, and found them at Thomas's.

WILLIAM THOMAS . I am a tool-broker ; the prisoner sold me some things in the morning of the 14th of March, and in the afternoon he came with the vice and pincers; he said they were his own. I suspected him, and found some rakes of mine under his coat; I gave him in charge.

MARY THOMAS . I saw the prisoner take the rakes and put them under his coat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-198

728. JAMES BARBER was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of March 450 lbs of lead, value 5l. 10s. , the goods of Thomas Maltby , Samuel Walker , Samuel Walker Parker , William , Henry Walker , Joshua Walker , and Joseph Need Walker .

EDWARD NIGHTINGALE . I am servant to Mr. Drew, a lighterman. On the 5th of March. I received 300 pigs of lead for Messrs Walker and Co., and moored the barge at the Red Bull-wharf, Thames-street , about three o'clock in the afternoon, and left all safe between seven and eight.

THOMAS BRINE . I am watchman to Messrs. Walker and Co. On the 5th of March, the barge came to the wharf; I went on duty at ten o'clock at night, there was 300 pigs of lead there then; I counted them; I saw them all safe at half-past two, and missed three pigs, about five o'clock in the morning - They were taken from one pile.

JOHN SMITH. On the 7th of March, I was walking by the river side, at Millbank, between one and two o'clock in the afternoon, and saw a peter-boat, come under Vauxhall-bridge. When I came up, two men where in the boat, putting some lead ashore; the prisoner was in a cart, which was coming along the road; he stopped exactly opposite the boat. I went to the public-house for assistance, then went to the cart and stopped it, with the lead it; it was coming towards Westminster. I took three pigs of lead out of the cart-the prisoner was driving it; we desired him to stop; he wished to go on, and whipped his horse; we stopped him.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Did you tell the magistrate, that he whipped his horse - A. Yes, and he whipped me too.

COURT. Q. Was the cart waiting there before the boat came up - A. It was standing there before the boat came ashore.

JOHN DINA . I am a stone-sawyer. On the 7th of March, Smith fetched me from the public-house; I ran towards Vauxhall-bridge; he called to me to stop the cart which was coming towards me from the water's edge, the prisoner was in it. Smith came up; the prisoner told me to let the horse go; I told him, I was ordered to stop him; it rained very hard; I let go; he began to drive faster; we stopped him again; he tried to get from us. Smith has spoken correctly.

WILLIAM ELDRIDGE . I am servant to Mr. White, a timber-merchant, at Millbank. On the 7th of March, I was at the counting-house, and saw the lead being loaded out of the boat into the cart; there was a man in the cart; he went to the two men in the boat, and turned the tail of his cart towards the water. I walked towards the boat, and saw the men in the boat, shake hands with the man in the cart, and ask when they should see him again. I did not know who the men were.

Cross-examined. Q. He received it apparently - A. Yes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

RICHARD HARDING . I am clerk to Messrs. Walker and Co., the firm is correctly stated in the indictment.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not whip Smith or the horse, nor shake hands with the men.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-199

729. CRISTOPHER HIGGINS was indicted for that he, on the 29th of March , about twelve o'clock in the night, at Ealing , 680 endive roots, value 3l., belonging to John Hierson , and then standing and growing in a certain inclosed ground of his, feloniously did pluck up, against the statute .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be for stealing the said roots.

JOHN HIERSON . I am a gardener , and live at Gunnersbury .

WILLIAM HIERSON. I am the prosecutor's son. On the 28th of March, at seven o'clock in the evening, I saw the endive roots growing in my father's garden, which is inclosed-there were six or seven hundred of them; next day I found they were carried away. On the 31st I found fourteen score of them at Covent-garden-market, I am sure they were part of those my father had grown. When the roots are planted, most people trim them; they were not trimmed, by which I knew them.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. We did not trim them because they were very small-other people always trim them. I saw them safe at seven o'clock on Sunday night-it was not dark then-it was night - I missed them the next afternoon.

Q. Are they not plants - A. No, roots.

WILLIAM HAMMOND . I live at Fulham. I bought the roots the witness saw, of the prisoner, and took them to Covent-garden-market-it was a particular kind of endive.

Cross-examined. I never dealt with him before.

WILLIAM HIERSON re-examined. They are roots. When the prisoner was in custody, we neither threatened nor promised him; the prisoner said it served him right, and that Hudson was the man who brought him to it; he said, he wished he was hanged out of the way-that he took it out of my garden about nine or ten o'clock at night. I saw his house searched, and ten parcels found under his bed, which are mine - They are worth 8l.

Cross-examined. I call it a plant when it is first planted.

GUILTY. Aged 36.

Judgment Respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-200

730. WILLIAM PERKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of March , one coat, value 16s.; one hat, value 6s., and one waistcoat value 5s. , the goods of Joseph Harrison .

WILLIAM STYERS . I am servant to Joseph Harrison , a pawnbroker , who lives in Tottenham-court-road . On the 30th of March, about six o'clock in the evening, the articles stated in the indictment were taken from my door. On the 31st of March, I saw the prisoner attempting to take other things from the door; I ran out and secured him, and found three duplicates on him relating to the articles I lost the day before.

HENRY HOWARD . I am an officer. I found the duplicates on the prisoner.

BENJAMIN - I am a pawnbroker. On the 30th of March, the prisoner pledged a hat and waistcoat with me.

JAMES NEIGHBOUR . I am a pawnbroker. On the 31st of March, the prisoner pledged a coat with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-201

731. JOHN OSMENT was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of March , 16 lbs of twine, value 12s., the goods of Laurence Dunn , from the person of William Burke .

LAWRENCE DUNN . I am a rope-maker . On the 28th of March, I sent Burke to Whitechapel, with 16 lbs of twine.

WILLIAM BURKE . I was taking the twine to Mr. Taylor's, Whitechapel , and met the prisoner opposite the London Hospital; he asked if I was going to his master's Mr. Taylor - He lived with him. I told him I was; he said, "Give me the twine, I am going home." I gave it to him. I am sure he is the man.

GEORGE TAYLOR . I live in Whitechapel, the prisoner was my servant . On the 28th of March, I ordered the twine - I never received it; nor did I send the prisoner for it; he absconded from my service the day before, and was apprehended on another charge.

ISSAC DAVIS . I apprehended the prisoner, and took him to the Black Dog, public-house, where I found the twine.

JOHN BROOK . I was at the Black Dog, public-house, on the 28th of March, the prisoner asked me to buy some twine.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in liquor.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-202

732. JOHN KENT was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of March , two deal boards, value 8s ., the goods of Thomas Boulton .

THOMAS BOULTON . I am a sawyer . On the 14th of March I lost the boards from my yard in Shoreditch .

RICHARD GILLIS . I saw the prisoner come out of the prosecutor's yard with two boards, on the 13th of March. Next morning I concealed myself in the yard, and saw him take two more; I secured him, and made him bring them back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 53.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-203

733. JAMES JAMESON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of March , one handkerchief, value 5s.; one pair of stockings, value 1s., and 4s. 6d. in monies numbered , the property of George Varlow .

GEORGE VARLOW . On the 9th of March the prisoner slept with me; in the morning I went to work - He came down and went out; I missed the things - He never returned.

JOHN SHAW . The prisoner was brought to the watchhouse. I found the prosecutor's stockings on his legs.

(Stockings sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-204

734. WILLIAM HAYNES was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of March , one coat, value 30s. , the goods of Thomas Hale .

THOMAS DEMPSEY . I am gardener to Mr. Hale. On the 27th of March, I missed the coat out of the passage, and saw the prisoner go out of the yard with it. We live at Highgate . I went after him and took him in Kentish-town with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-205

735. ROBERT COOMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of March , 28 yards of velveteen, value 4l. , the goods of George Wakeman and William Wakeman .

GEORGE WAKEMAN. I am in partnership with William Wakeman , we are carriers . On the 10th of March the prisoner was our servant ; I lost a piece of velveteen from the Paddington-wharf .

GEORGE SCOTLAND . I am a pawnbroker; the prisoner brought the velveteen to me to pledge for 1l.; I detained him on suspicion of its being stolen.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-206

736. WILLIAM LATIMER EARNSHAW was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of February , two sheets, value 10s., the goods of Robert Burrell , in a lodging room, and two other sheets, value 10s., his property .

ROBERT BURRRLL. I keep the Hampshire Hog, Charles-street, Westminster . The prisoner lodgod three months with me; he had a bed-room, furnished; I lost one pair of sheets from his bed, and one pair off another bed, in the next room.

ANN BURRELL . I am the wife of Robert Burrell . I missed the sheets.

CHARLES JOYCE . I am a pawnbroker. I have three sheets pledged by the prisoner, on the 13th, 17th and 25th of February.

JOHN WILLIAMS . I am a pawnbroker. I have one sheet pledged by the prisoner.

CHARLES DEW . I searched the prisoner and found the duplicates on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180401-207

737. JULIET BROOKS was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of March , two quart pots, value 2s., and two pint-pots, value 1s. , the goods of Richard Arnold Hullah .

RICHARD ARNOLD HULLAH . I am a publican , and live at Pentonville ; I lost the pots.

ANN ARCHER . I was looking out of my window, and saw the prisoner go into the garden, take the pots, and put them under her gown. I told a man, who stopped her.

JOHN STOCKDALE . I went after the prisoner, and secured her; she pulled four pots from under her gown, and gave them to me; I gave her in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.


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