Old Bailey Proceedings, 6th May 1818.
Reference Number: 18180506
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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, 6th of MAY, 1818, and following Days; Being the Fifth Session in the Mayoralty of THE RIGHT HON. CHRISTOPHER SMITH , LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

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London:

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED, FOR H. BUCKLER, BY T. BOOTH, 91, 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; Sir John Bayley , Knt. one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir William Garrow , Knt. one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir John Eamer , Knt.; Sir William Leighton , Knt.; Joshua Jonathan Smith , Esq.; George Scholey , Esq., and Samuel Birch , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir John Silvester , Bart. Recorder of the said City; Christopher Magnay , Esq., and John Thomas Thorpe , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Newman Knowlys , Esq. Common Sergeant of the said City, and John Valliant , Esq., his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

Jonathan Porter

George Stokoe

William Ralph

Edmund Knights

William Cranidge

John Pickets

Alexander Gregg

Thomas Weston

John Lake

John Maclaurin

John Woodhouse

Robert Yates .

First Middlesex Jury.

William Cansdell

Richard Birkett

George Mitchell

William Wood

William Sibley

William Snow

Thomas Wilkinson , Jun.

George Mackie , Jun.

Joseph Price

Aaron Stunt

William Branston

William Jennings .

Second Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Gunn

William Lindsley

George Cropley Allen

Edward Lefever

Peter Patterson

Henry Horn

John Bingham

William Phillips

Siras Warner

Samuel Smith

Edward Cole

Samuel Main .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, MAY 6, 1818.

SMITH, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION.

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738. THOMAS MITCHELL was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , at Harmondsworth , one sheep, price 30s. , the property of Thomas Cane .

SECOND COUNT. For killing a like sheep, with intent to steal the carcase.

JOHN CANE . I am the brother of Thomas Cane , and live at Stanwell, Middlesex. On the 10th of April I saw his hundred sheep safe, about eleven o'clock in the morning, in the turnip-field.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. I counted them.

WILLIAM ILBRAY . I am Thomas Cane 's shepherd. On the 16th of April I went to the fold, and found only ninety-nine sheep there. I traced the footsteps of a man out of the fold, to a field about one hundred yards off, where I found the skin of the sheep - I knew it by the mark. I traced the footsteps out of that field through two others - They lead in a direction towards the prisoner's house.

COURT. Q. How far did you trace them towards the prisoner's house - A. Within a quarter of a mile of it. I compared the carcase with the skin, and it matched it. The bones fit the joints left in the skin exactly. I produce the skin.

Cross-examined. It was on a Wednesday, about eight o'clock in the morning - I saw them on the Saturday before. There are only the prisoner's house and another farm near the field. The sheep had been killed a very short time-the skin was warm, and not stiff.

JOHN SAUNDERS . I am a constable. I went to the prisoner's house on the 16th of April, about four o'clock in the afternoon, and found him up stairs, in bed. I told him I had a warrant to search his house, read it to him, and proceeded to search. I went into the back room, and found a breast of mutton undressed, and very dirty. On searching further, I found the head in a pail of water, split open, and ready for dressing-it was not cut in a butcher-like manner. I searched the cupboard under the stairs, and found the remainder of the carcase, except the two loins and the fat of the entrails - I took them to the magistrate; they were matched into the skin. One shoulder had a piece out of it, which piece remained in the skin, and matched with it. I asked the prisoner for his shoes, to compare them with the footsteps in the field - He gave them to me without hesitation - They exactly fitted the footsteps.

Cross-examined. I did not keep the shoes. I took them to the magistrate, and returned them to the prisoner.

They were right and left shoes, and had a few nails in them. There were nails in the impression.

ISAAC CANE . I saw the skin compared with the carcase on the day after it was found-every joint fitted the joints in the skin. It had been killed the morning it was found. I saw it found, and was present when the carcase was found at the prisoner's-it was cut up pretty well. The sheep belonged to Thomas Cane . The breast was in the wash-house, and the rest in the cupboard - A cloth hung before it. When he came down I told him it was a bad job. The young man told him his shoes were in the field the overnight, the prisoner said they were not. Soon after that the prisoner looked at me, and said, "Mr. Cane, it is not your sheep." I said it was not mine, but my kinsman's. We searched the house in consequence of information.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not search other houses - A. Yes - They were not near the prisoner's. I had observed the footsteps lead towards the prisoner's house. The entrails were left in the skin. The prisoner did not say he bought the meat.

Prisoner's Defence. On the 16th of April a butcher's cart came to my house with the meat - I bought it to cut up for sale. I can prove I was at home on the 15th of April, in the evening and next morning.

WILLIAM KEMP . I lodge in the prisoner's house. The night before the house was searched I saw him at home. I went home about eight o'clock and found him there with his wife - He went to bed between eight and nine o'clock; I went to bed about a quarter before nine. When I got up it wanted five minutes to five o'clock by the prisoner's watch; he was then in bed - I went into his room. He could not go out without my hearing him.

COURT. Q. How is his room situated with respect to your's - A. He must pass the banisters which divide my room from the staircase, to go down. I went out at ten minutes after five-it was quite light.

Cross-examined by MR. REYNOLDS. He does not come through my room to go out. I called to him, and awoke him before I got up.

Q. Are you any relation of his - A. I married his wife's sister. He is not a butcher, but a labourer. I generally go into his room to see the time.

COURT. Q. What windows are there in his room - A. There is a sash window about three feet wide; the bottom of the window is about nine feet from the ground.

HANNAH KEMP . I am the wife of the last witness. On Wednesday, the 15th of April, I slept with my husband, the prisoner was at home - He had been at home all day; he went to bed between eight and nine o'clock - I believe he was in bed all night. My little boy was not well, which awoke me in the night. The prisoner answered me once or twice in the night. There is no door to our room:. It was impossible for the prisoner to pass down stairs without my knowing it.

Cross-examined. Q. Was the prisoner in bed the next day - A. I do not know. I went out about ten o'clock in the morning, the prisoner was not in bed then-when I came home he was up also; he was ill up stairs when the officers came. My child awoke about eleven o'clock in the night.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 56.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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739. JAMES PEARSON was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Emmerson , about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 26th of April , at St. James, Westminster (he and other persons being therein), and stealing therein two yards of florentine, value 6s., and two waistcoats, value 10s., his property .

JAMES EMMERSON . I am a breeches-maker , and live in Orange-court, Swallow-street, in the parish of St. James . On the 26th of April, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I was at home; I went out of my shop up stairs (every thing was then safe), and remained there about a quarter of an hour-my son and family were all at home. I sent my son down for some bread - He called me; I went down to the shop and found the prisoner in custody there just on the threshold of my back-parlour door, which was then open.

Q. How do you think they got in - A. The street-door comes into the passage - They must have come in at the door which leads out of the passage into the parlour; this door was padlocked and barred - They must have come through the parlour into the shop; the door between the shop and parlour was not shut. I took the prisoner to the watch-house. Four skeleton keys were found upon him. I returned to the shop, and found a bag with two waistcoats in it-the bag did not belong to me. Some florentine was taken out of the window, and put by the bag.

WILLIAM EMMERSON . I am the son of the last witness. My father sent me into the shop for some bread - I found the parlour door leading into the passage, with the bar down and open. I saw two men in the shop; one of them was at the window - He ran by me, and struck me; the prisoner came out also - I secured him until my father came.

EDWARD HODGES . I am a constable of St. James's. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house. I searched him, and found four skeleton keys, 101/2d., and a tobacco-box on him. I went to the prosecutor's shop, found the things all in disorder, and a bag with two waistcoats in it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 50.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

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740. JOHN FREEK and CHARLES SMITH were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edward John Holland , about six o'clock in the forenoon of the 1st of May , at St. Marylebone (he and other persons being therein), and burglariously stealing therein, one coat, value 18s., and one jacket, value 2s., the goods of Charles Facey .

WILLIAM EVES . I am butler to Mr. Edward John Holland , who lives at No.37, Devonshire-place . I went out a little before six o'clock in the morning through the area, locked the door after me, and put the keys in my pocket; I returned about half-past nine - I still had the keys. As I went out I saw the prisoners lurking about the house-they had great-coats on, and were walking slowly up the place, three or four doors off. When I returned they were in custody.

CHARLES FACEY. I am footman to Mr. Holland. On the 1st of May I was disturbed about half-past six o'clock in the morning - I had left my things in the servants' hall on the basement, which leads to the area

through the passage. I came down, and found the prisoners in custody, with my things. Mr. Holland and his family were in bed.

JOHN GATES . I am a servant, and live in Charlotte-street. On the 1st of May I heard the cry of Stop thief! I was at the corner of Devonshire-street, and saw the two prisoners running together as from the prosecutor's house - They were pointed out to me. I pursued, and saw Smith throw off his great-coat, he attempted to escape - I took him in Portland-street; I never lost sight of him. Freek ran down another street; I saw him in custody ten minutes after - I am sure he is the man. He was brought back by the crowd.

MARY ANN ORRELL . I live in Charlotte-street. On the 1st of May, about half-past six o'clock in the morning, I saw two men running very fast through the street, stripping their clothes off - They dropped some things from under them. I took up a coat and a jacket, which I gave to Wyatt. I am sure the prisoners are the men. I saw them in custody a quarter of an hour after.

JOHN WYATT . I am a constable of St. Pancras. On the 1st of May I was sent for, and found the prisoners in custody. I wanted to search Freek, he resisted very much; I found nothing on him-Orrell gave me the coat and jacket. I afterwards went to Norton-street, and got eleven keys there - I tried them to the prosecutor's door; one of them opened the door, and another the area gate.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

FREEK's Defence. The lady did not see me throw the clothes away.

SMITH's Defence. I know nothing of it.

FREEK - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 28.

SMITH - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 29.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

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741. THOMAS NORRIS was indicted for feloniously assaulting Henry Wigginton , in a certain passage near the King's highway, on the 25th of April , at St. John, Clerkenwell , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will. one watch-case, value 2l., the property of William Wigginton , the elder .

WILLIAM WIGGINTON, SEN. I am a watch-maker , and live in St. James's-walk, Clerkenwell. On the 25th of April, about six o'clock in the evening, I sent my son Henry to fetch the property - He returned without it.

HENRY WIGGINTON . I am twelve years old. On the 25th of April I was in Eagle-court , going to fetch three watch-cases from Mr. Judd's there - I received them. As I returned with them in my pocket, the prisoner, and another boy less than him, came up to me - I had seen them as I went to Judd's, the smallest boy struck me then. As I returned the prisoner came and held me while the other took a watch-case out of my pocket, and held it up to the prisoner - They both ran off; I pursued, but lost them. On Sunday evening, the 26th of April, I saw them again in Smithfield; my brother took the prisoner. I am sure he is the boy who held me. The watch-case has not been found.

COURT. Q. As the boy struck you before you went into the house, why did you not tell the people - A. He did not hurt me. I am sure he is the boy. I had seen them playing in the court several times before.

WILLIAM WIGGINTON , JUN. I was with my brother in Smithfield, and apprehended the prisoner. My brother pointed him out from among six drovers, and I took him.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 15.

Recommended to Mercy .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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742. JAMES HOLMES was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of April , two sheets, value 10s.; six table-cloths, value 6s., and six towels, value 4s. , the goods of Henry Hopkins .

SARAH WINN I am Mr. Hopkins's housekeeper, who lives in York-street. I delivered the articles stated in the indictment to Ann Aldridge , on the 6th of April.

ANN ALDRIDGE . I am a laundress. I received the bag from Sarah Winn ; I then went to Upper Seymour-place and took the bundle off my barrow, and put it into Lady Richardson's passage, about two o'clock, and shut the door-when I came down I missed it.

THOMAS SAVVENICK . I saw the prisoner running with the bundle, towards Edgware-road, and stopped him in Homer-street, with it; he struck me, and then threw it over a wall.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man gave me the bundle to carry.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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743. ROBERT RYALL was indicted for embezzlement .

Their being no proof of the prisoner having received the money, he was

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

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744. WILLIAM MAJOR , JAMES GREENFIELD , ROBERT SELBY , JAMES LOCKTON , and WILLIAM WILLIAMS were indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Toomor , on the King's highway, on the 14th of April , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 1l.; one ribbon, value 2d.; two seals, value 2s.; one key, value 1d., and one half-crown, his property .

THOMAS TOOMOR . I am a shoemaker , and live in Swanyard, York-street, Westminster. On the 14th of April, in the afternoon, I was at a bull-bait in Tothil-fields , and was surrounded by the prisoners and others - I knew Major and Greenfield before - I used to go to school with Major. A man of the name of Williams first came up to me; my apron was tucked up over my watch. He asked a man if he wanted any thing? and said if he did, he would punch him in the mouth. I thought I would get out of the mob, but they all surrounded me, with several others. Williams seized my left arm, and Major seized me round the waist, while the others kept shoving me about. Greenfield struck me. I put my hand over my watch and money in my trowsers. At that time I felt it go from me, and called

out, "Let me go, Major!" I felt a hand in my pocket. One of them squeezed me in a certain part, by which means they got a half-crown. I called for assistance, and was dragged into a cart by the people - I then lost my senses. When I recovered I saw Major, Greenfield, and Williams, in the crowd. I remained there for two hours, till the bull-bait was over, being fearful I should be molested before I got out of the field; I then gave Gillmore information-the prisoners were afterwards taken. Major and Greenfield robbed me. I do not know that the others did any thing.

Cross-examined by MR. MARSHAM. I went to the bull-bait out of curiosity. I do not generally attend these diversions. There might be a thousand people there.

Q. After the bull-bait was over, there was a ring made for a fight - A. Yes; I was in the cart at the time - I had drank nothing.

Q. Did you not say you could not swear to Major - A. I said I could not swear that he took the watch.

THOMAS HAGGER . I live in Rochester-row; I was at the bull-bait. I saw several people round the prosecutor. They got him against the shaft of my cart. I saw Green-field, Lockton, and Major there-Major was close to the prosecutor, feeling in his pockets for a long while, while the prosecutor called out, "Murder! for God's sake help!" Major got something from him, which I thought was his watch. He said,

"I have got it! I have got it!" I saw Greenfield strike the prosecutor a heavy blow on his right eye before the watch was taken - He kept pushing and hustling him; Lockton kept shoving him about-there were fifteen or twenty in the gang. The people pulled the prosecutor into the cart-the gang called out, "Turn it over!" the prosecutor then said he had lost his watch: he was afterwards insensible. The gang did not leave the field. The prosecutor remained in the cart for two hours; he said he was afraid to go - He could hardly walk. He went away with a man named Judd.

Cross-examined. I knew the prosecutor by sight. I never saw him at bull-baits - I do not frequent them.

WILLIAM POCOCK . I am a baker, and live at Westminster. I was in Hagger's cart at the bull-bait, and saw the gang hustling the prosecutor - Lockton and Selby were among them, pushing him about as if they wanted to rob him. He was taken up into the cart very weak and faint; I left the cart about a quarter of an hour after.

ISAAC HARRIS . I am a tailor, and live at Pimlico. I was in the cart, and saw the prosecutor pulled into it. Selby was one of the men who surrounded him.

Cross-examined. I left the field soon after.

JOSEPH COOPER . I am an officer. I and Gillmore apprehended Major and Greenfield about seven o'clock that night. - we took Selby at nine o'clock. I took Lockton next day. We found nothing on them.

COURT. Q. Was you at the bull-bait - A. Yes, and saw the prisoners several times together there. I saw the prosecutor taken up into the cart; I was on the opposite side of the way.

Q. Why did you not apprehend them - A. I should have lost my life if I had interfered.

JAMES GILLMORE . I am an officer. I saw Greenfield at the bull-bait; I was on the roof of a house just by. I received information, and took the prisoners with Cooper.

MAJOR's Defence. I am innocent.

GREENFIELD'S Defence. I never saw the prosecutor.

LOCKTON's Defence. I am innocent.

MAJOR - GUILTY. Aged 23.

GREENFIELD - GUILTY. Aged 20.

Of stealing from the person, but not with force and violence .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

SELBY- NOT GUILTY .

LOCKTON- NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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745. CHRISTOPHER FERNANDI, alias CLARKE and THOMAS WHITE were indicted for feloniously assaulting John Allford on the King's highway, on the 24th of March , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 2l.; two seals, value 1l. 10s.; one key, value 3s.; one ring, value 2s.; 9s. 5d. in monies numbered, and one 2l. and two 1l. bank notes, his property .

JOHN ALLFORD. I am a servant , and live at Kentish-town. On the 24th of March, about ten minutes after eight o'clock at night, I was going towards Highgate Archway , with a young woman-it was moon-light. I had got about a hundred yards through the turnpike, and met the prisoners, with another man; they passed me, and then returned-the other man asked me who I was? before I could answer he unbuttoned my coat-the prisoners were close behind him; the other man took hold of the young woman; the prisoner, White, stood by with a pistol. Fernandi took my watch, seals, and money, as stated in the indictment, from me - He searched my pocket. The other man said, "Leave him a shilling;" he said,

"I will not leave him a scrap." I am sure the prisoners are the men. I saw them in custody eight or nine days after. I had given information at the office.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. The young woman is not here - She does not know the men. She never said the prisoners were not the men - I am sure they are.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer. The prisoners were brought to the office on another charge.

FERNANDI'S Defence. I can prove I was at home at the time of the robbery.

ANN MARSHALL . I am seventeen years old, and am servant to Mrs. Solomon, who lives at No. 17, Swallow's-gardens, Rosemary-lane. The prisoner, Fernandi, is my father-in-law - He lives in New-court, Thomas-street, Whitechapel. On Easter Sunday I went home to ask my mother to go to Stepney-fair; she said she would go on Tuesday. I went there on the Tuesday, and went to the fair with my father and mother; when I returned I supped there. I went there on the Tuesday about three or four o'clock - We came home about nine o'clock in the evening. I left my father at home. I left them about nine o'clock - We got home from the fair about eight o'clock, and staid at home till nine. My father stopped at home to mind the house. I heard he was in custody about a week after.

WHITE's Defence. I am innocent.

JAMES WREN . I am a cutler. On the 24th of March I was introduced to White at Stepney-fair, by a Mr. Anderson, about five or six o'clock in the evening - I knew him

before. I staid with him till nine or ten, and left him at Whitechapel. Anderson was here two hours ago, he is now gone to Lincolnshire. I sell goods for an auctioneer.

COURT. Q. You keep what is called a mock auction - A. Yes; I live in Paul-street, Finsbury-square. I neither knew Ann Marshall or Fernandi.

(See No. 756.) NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

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746. RICHARD EASTHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of April , nine ounces of tea, value 1s. 4d. , the goods of the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be the property of a person unknown.

PHILIP SQUIRE . I am in the East India Company's service. On the 8th of April I received orders from Mr. Baxter, and concealed myself behind three chests of tea. at the bottom of the passage. In about ten minutes the prisoner came down the passage into the room, and put his hand into a chest of tea; I then saw him put something into his breeches and go away. I informed Mr. French.

WILLIAM FRENCH . I am assistant elder in the Company's service-the prisoner has been one of their labourer s for sixteen years. On the 8th of April, in the morning, I found him absent from his station; I went to the third floor, and in about three minutes I saw him come along the room-Squire told me what he had seen. I followed him to his room, which was down two pair of stairs, and told him to come with me and strip himself, as I suspected he had some tea - He said he had not. I found nine ounces of tea in a bag between his legs. The chest contained the same sort of tea as that in the bag.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy, and am sorry for it.

GUILTY . Aged 62.

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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747. JAMES DICKINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of April , three carriage glasses, and frames and strings there to belonging, value 7l. , the goods of William Rhodes and James Billings .

WILLIAM RHODES. I am a stable-keeper , in partnership with James Billings, we live in Fulham Bridge-row, Knightsbridge . Between the 3d and 4th of April, at night, I lost three glasses out of the carriages in my yard.

WILLIAM TURNER . I am a constable of St. Dunstan's in the West. On the 4th of April, about a quarter before six o'clock in the morning, Davis and I were standing by St. Dunstan's church, and saw the prisoner coming with the coach-glasses, wrapped in an apron, under his arm. I asked him where he was going with them? he said he received them from a coachman of the name of Oakley, at Mr. Goulder's, Swan-yard, Knightsbridge, and was taking them to Mr. Windus, the coachmaker, in Bishopsgate-street. I told him I must detain him and the property until I was satisfied. He said he did not know to whom the glasses belonged; that he received them the night before, but being futigued he could not carry them that night, but kept them till the morning. We went to Swanyard - They knew nothing of them or the prisoner. While we were there a man came and claimed them.

WILLIAM DAVIS . I am a watchman. I was with Turner. The prisoner came up - We asked him what he had? he said it was plate-glass; they were wrapped in a woman's apron. I asked him what was going to he done to them? he said they would not slip, and that they were to be altered.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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748. ANN HAMMERTON was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of April , one tea-spoon, value 2s; one cap, value 1s.; one ring, value 2d.; one bottle-cork, with a silver top, value 1s.; two pieces of lace, value 5s., and one key, value 6d. , the goods of Harriet Peckett , widow .

HARRIET PECKETT . I am a wholesale wine and brandy-merchant , and live in Warwick-lane, Newgate-street . The prisoner was my servant - She lived a fortnight with me. On the 2d of April I sent her with a note to Col. Scott, to know how Mrs. Scott was, and offering to set up with her. She brought me word that they would expect me to sit up the next evening. On the 3d of April I asked her if she was afraid to be left alone in the house? she said she would rather be alone than have any person with her. About half-past nine o'clock at night I left home, leaving her in the house, with a strict injunction not to leave it; she said she would not. When I arrived at Col. Scott's, which is in Coburg-place, Brunswick-square, the Colonel was surprised to see me, and said he had sent a verbal message by the servant, to say he should feel obliged by my spending as much time with Mrs. S. as possible, but would not trouble me to sit up. I immediately returned home, suspecting all was not right. I rang the bell for nearly a quarter of an hour; at last the prisoner put up my bed-room window, and asked who was there? I said it was me. About five minutes elapsed before she opened the door. I asked her if she was gone to bed when I first came to the door? she said she was. When she opened the door she was dressed. She said she did not hear me at first. I went into the parlour, and instead of finding it as I had left it, I found a large fire, and the table spread with all the provisions that were in the house. I searched my own and her bed-room, and found no person there. I searched the garrets. When I came to the third garret I found somebody inside resisting my opening the door. I called out; she came up from the kitchen. I threw the door open, and found a man there. I asked him what business he had there? he said he meant no harm. I told him it was improper for him to be there - He said he was the girl's sweetheart, and had known her many years. I said that was impossible, for she had only lived a fortnight with me. I told him that finding him in that improper situation I insisted on giving him in charge. The prisoner said he had lived fellow-servant with her for three years. I insisted on giving him in charge. He instantly seized me by the throat, and attempted to throw me on the floor; he said he would not

be exposed. He attempted to get down; I got before him just by the street-door, and told him not to make any disturbance, for I insisted on giving him in charge. He seized me again, prevented my calling out, and made his escape. I followed him along Newgate-street - two officers secured him, and took him to the Compter; they then fetched the prisoner there, and found the articles stated in the indictment in her pocket. The key of a drawer, in which I keep property of great value, was found in her box. The man was discharged by the magistrate.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. Q. Did you notice the prisoner's cap when she let you in - A. She was dressed as I had left her. The cork belongs to the decanters-they were not on the table, but on the sideboard. The table appeared to be disturbed, as if the things had been moved in a hurry. The pantry door was wide open.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am an officer. On the 3d of April, about eleven o'clock, I was in Newgate-street, with Bailey, and heard the cry of Stop thief! I saw a man run out of Warwick-lane-we pursued and took him. The prosecutrix gave him and the prisoner in charge - I found the things in her pocket. I found a key in her box, which opened the prosecutrix's drawers, and the duplicate of two shirts, on her.

Cross-examined. I found nothing on the man.

THOMAS BAILEY . I searched the prisoner's box, and found a key at the bottom of it, which opened the prosecutrix's drawers and bureau.

Cross-examined. It is a common key.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. (written.) The circumstances under which I was detected will furnish the reason of my having the things in my possession. It cannot be supposed, that if I had been disposed to rob, I should have selected a moment like that when I had confidence placed in me. NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-12

749. WILLIAM BIRCH and JOHN MARRS were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April , one handkerchief, value 2s. 6d., the goods of a certain man whose name is unknown, from his person .

JOSEPH COWARD . I am a painter and glazier. On the 9th of April I had some business in Rutland-place, Upper Thames-street. As I returned I saw three men and five women together by Puddle Dock -their conduct rivetted my attention. I saw a respectably dressed man pass them. Two of them immediately separated from the others and followed him - They passed me on the opposite side of the way. I saw one of the prisoner turn round and beckon to the other six at Puddle Dock - They came up very near to them. I followed them on the other side of the way. When they came a little further on, I saw the prisoner, Birch, open the prosecutor's pocket with his left hand, and take the handkerchief out with his right hand-the other was covering him. I instantly crossed over, and followed Birch. I called to the gentleman, to know if he had lost any thing. At that moment one of the prisoners dropped the handkerchief on my foot; the gentleman turned round, and said he had been robbed of his handkerchief and claimed it; the others immediately joined. A scuffle ensued. I got the prisoners into a public-house, and secured them both. My coat was torn off my back before I could get an officer - I am sure Marrs was one of them. While I was getting them into a public-house the gentleman went away.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I do not know the gentleman's name.

BIRCH - GUILTY . Aged 17.

MARRS - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-13

750. CHARLES LEMON was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , one handkerchief, value 7s. , the goods of William Wells .

WILLIAM WELLS. I am a hosier , and live in Cheapside . On the 2d of May, about half-past nine o'clock at night, while I was serving a customer, the prisoner walked into the shop, put his hand on a silk handkerchief that laid on the counter, and ran off with it. I sent my boy after him, who brought him back. He attempted to drop the handkerchief at the threshold of the door; my boy took it out of his hand.

HENRY LEWIS . I am a servant to Mr. Wells. I was behind the counter, and saw the prisoner come in and snatch the handkerchief. A gentleman and me pursued him, and brought him back. I held his hand all the time, and took the handkerchief out of it. He tried to drop it - I caught it as it fell.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-14

751. THOMAS HOBSON was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , one handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of John Bromley , from his person .

JOHN BROMLEY . I am a green-grocer . I was looking in the New Times Office window, in Fleet-street , and felt some person pressing my right-hand coat pocket, and saw the reflection of my handkerchief in the window - I turned round, and saw it in the prisoner's hand; he passed it to another man, who instantly walked away. I caught hold of the prisoner, and desired the crowd to hold him while I pursued the other, but no person would hold him, therefore the other got away.

Prisoner's Defence. I have always been honest, and am innocent.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-15

752. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , three frills, value 2s.; one pair of hand-frills value 6d.; one frock, value 18d.; two caps, value 3s.; two handkerchiefs, value 1s.; one shift, value 5s.; one shirt, value 7s.; one petticoat, value 6d., and one work-bag, value 2s. , the goods of Joseph Porch .

JOSEPH PORCH. I keep the King's Arms, in Leaden-hall-street . On Saturday the 25th of April, about half-past eleven o'clock at night, I left the bar for a few minutes, on my return I found the prisoner going out with the articles stated in the indictment in his hand - He had taken them off a guard before the fire-place-on hearing

me he dropped them in a chair, and was going out of the kitchen door; my wife came in front, caught him by the arm, and asked him what business he had there? he said he wanted the parlour - He afterwards said he came out of the tap; which was impossible, as it had been shut up above half an hour. I gave him in charge. I never saw the prisoner before.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN RICHARDSON . I took charge of the prisoner, and found twenty-five skeleton keys on him.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to inquire for John Pattison , who drives the Woodford coach from that inn - They said I had moved the things. I saw a man put the picklock keys behind Clerkenwell prison, and I picked them up.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-16

753. HENRY CASSON was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , four printed bound books, value 1l. 18s. , the goods of Alexander Black , Thomas Kingsbury , Charles Parbury , and William Houghton Allen .

MR. ALEXANDER BLACK. I am in partnership with Thomas Kingsbury , Charles Parbury , and William Houghton Allen; we are bookseller s, and live in Leaden-hall-street . On the 11th of April the prisoner came for some sheets to bind. Bousfield found the books in his bag.

STEPHEN BOUSFIELD . I am a shopman to the prosecutors. The prisoner was porter to Mr. Gordon, who is our bookbinder. On the 11th of April he brought home a load of bound books; he was waiting for more work; I stooped below the counter to get him some sheets - He asked to go several times, but was desired to stop for more work, and in the interim I communicated my suspicions to one of the partners - He was desired to walk up stairs, where he was accused with taking books off the counter, which he at first denied, but afterwards confessed it. I was sent down for his bag, and found it contained the sheets he had to take back to bind, and four bound books, three of which he had brought home that day from his master-the other was taken off the counter. He was given in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. They offered me my liberty to tell whom I had sold books to.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-17

754. JOHN ROLPH was indicted for embezzling the sum of 2l., the monies of William Sherwood .

There being no proof that the prisoner had received the money, he was

ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-18

755. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of April , one coat, value 20s. , the goods of William Twaite .

WILLIAM TWAITE . I am a footman . On the 6th of April a person brought the prisoner to our area in Berkeley-square, and gave me my coat-it hung in the passage ten minutes before. The prisoner said a person gave it to him.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a gentleman pursuing a man, who threw the coat down, and I picked it up.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-19

756. CHRISTOPHER FERNANDI, alias CLARKE , and HENRY MILLER were indicted for feloniously assaulting Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas Hancock Rood , on the King's highway, on the 22d of March, at St. Mary's, lslington, putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, the sum of 10s., in monies numbered, the monies of the said Thomas Hancock Rood .

ELIZABETH HANCOCK ROOD . I am the wife of Thomas Hancock Rood , who keeps a feather-bed warehouse in Maiden-lane, Battle-bridge. On the 22d of March (Easter Sunday), I and my husband were returning from Finchley in a one-horse chaise; about seven o'clock in the evening we were stopped in the New Cut, by the Highgate-archway - We were coming from the archway. We were stopped by two men, but I did not see them until they had hold of the horse - I had an umbrella before me which prevented my seeing their faces then; they said, "Stop! your money or your brains, in a moment." They repeated this twice. I got up and gave them what money I had, which was about ten shillings-part of it was in shillings; they did not ask me for mine, but I got up and gave it to them. My husband gave what he had. The man who was at the head of the horse said,"Your watch! your watch! or your brains, in a moment." He held his hat for it, and my husband put his watch into it. They then turned the horse round, and desired us to go back the other road, or they would blow our brains out immediately.

COURT. Q. Did you see either of them, so as to know them again - A. I noticed the man who stood at the horse's head the most. The prisoner, Miller, is the man; I have no doubt whatever of it. It was between dark and light, the moon was not up. He stood on the London side of me - I was on the left side of the chaise. I forgot to mention, that when they turned the horse round, one got on one side and the other on the other, and turned my husband's pockets out; I then had a better opportunity of seeing the man who was on my side. I saw him again a fortnight afterwards at Hatton-garden. My husband had seen them before me.

THOMAS HANCOCK ROOD . I am the husband of the last witness. On the 22d of March I was coming home - I was not at all in liquor - I had been spending the Sunday at Finchley, and was stopped on the highway, as my wife has described. The men were full three minutes at the chaise

COURT. Q. Had you, during that time, an opportunity of seeing the face of either of them - A. I did not see the man at the horse's head-there was no light to assist my seeing them. I saw the other man - He held a pistol to my

head, and spoke repeatedly to me. I gave a description of him at Bow-street the next day. I was on the right side of the chaise; he was on that side, either on the step or the wheel-his face was rather towards London. I saw him again on the 17th of April, in custody with two other men at Hatton-garden. Hearing there were two men in custody, I went there to see if I could identify either of the men who robbed me.

Q. Are you enabled to say whether either of the prisoners is one of them - A. Fernandi is the man who was by my side; I dropped my watch into his hat. I have not the least doubt of his being the man. He spoke rather thick while he was in custody-his voice corresponded exactly.

COURT. If you have any doubt say so - A. I have not the least.

FERNANDI. Q. Did you not say, when the officer brought me out, that I held the horse's head - A. No. It was seven o'clock; I did not tell the magistrate it was nine.

Q. You afterwards said I stepped up to the chaise, and the other man held the horse, and that you called to the men, and said, "If you are honourable you should return the watch" - A. No; when the men turned the chaise round, I looked back and said, "If you behave honourably, and bring the watch back to me to-morrow, I will give you the value of it," and told the magistrate so. I gave you my name and address when you robbed me.

Q. How many men stopped you - A. Two jumped out of the lane. I did not say there was another man behind the chaise.

COURT. Q. What did you give him first - A. Three shillings. The man then stepped off the chaise. The man at the horse's head then called out, "His watch!" The same man then came to me again, and I put my watch into his hat, they then stepped off. I said, "I may go now" - They called out, "No, no; you must turn round." They turned me round, and then the same man jumped up on my side, and rifled my pockets-the other man got up on the other side. Miller is about the size of the other man. I can neither say that he is or is not the man; he is very much like him in every respect. I never found my watch.

JOHN LIMBRICK . I am an officer. I received information of the robbery, and took Miller. He came to the office and said he was a witness for some men who were in custody for stealing lead. I turned him out of the office. It then struck me that he answered the description I had received, and took him into custody. Fernandi was one of the men I saw him talking with.

FERNANDI'S Defence. Is it possible that two or three highwayman, after robbing the prosecutrix, would stand bargaining about the watch? He says they were not with him above two or three minutes-it must have taken five minutes. I declare to God I am innocent; he would swear to anybody. He said I stopped the horse, and the other man robbed him-who is to believe their stories? Limbrick persuaded the prosecutor and prosecutrix to swear we were the men, right or wrong, at the office. Read noticed it, and blamed him for it.

MILLER'S Defence. I went to the office to see a man. Limbrick turned me out; he then said I was a highwayman. Read said he was sorry for us, as Limbrick had persuaded them to swear to us, right or wrong.

JOHN LIMBRICK . My Lord, I never persuaded them-quite the reverse. I shewed the prisoners to them among others-Miller came out from among them, and said,"Am I the man?"-the prosecutor said, "You are." Read is in Court, if you will examine him.

WILLIAM READ . I brought the prisoners to Newgate. I positively swear I never said any thing of the kind to him. They said they were innocent. I told them if they were I was sorry for them. I never said that Limbrick wanted to persuade the people to swear against them.

ELIZABETH HANCOCK ROOD. Neither Limbrick nor any other person ever attempted to persuade me to swear to the prisoners.

THOMAS HANCOCK ROOD . I pointed the man out before I saw Limbrick. No person ever attempted to persuade me to swear to them.

The prisoners called the following witnesses:

ANN MARSHALL . I am the prisoner Fernandi's daughter-in-law, he married my mother; I live with Mr. and Mrs. Solomon, No. 27, Swallow's-gardens, Rosemary-lane.

COURT. Q. Are either of them here - A. No. I did not know there was any occasion for their being here.

Q. You were told so yesterday. Where did you sleep last night - A. At my place. My father-in-law lived at No.8, New-court, Thomas-street, Whitechapel. I go there very seldom. I had leave to go there on Easter Sunday and on Easter Tuesday.

Q. What time did you go there on Easter Sunday - A. Between five and six o'clock. I left Mr. and Mrs. Solomon at home *. I found the prisoner and my mother at home.

* The Court here dispatched a messenger for Mrs. Solomon, unknown to the witness.

Q. Anybody else - A. A young woman named Charlotte Jones ; she was there before I got there. She stopped till about ten o'clock. I believe I left her there. She remained there all the time.

Q. What time did you get home on Easter Sunday - A. About half-past eight o'clock. I got to my mother's between five and six o'clock, and staid there till half-past eight. My father was at home all that time. We sat in the back room down stairs, during which time we were talking with my mother about the fair. We all had tea and supper together.

Q. Did you not go away till you had all supped - A. No; we had a fire and candle.

CHARLOTTE JONES . My husband is a shoemaker, and lives in Spencer-street, Commercial-road. I was at Fernandi's house, in New-court, on Easter Sunday - I went there about three o'clock to take him a pair of shoes. His wife asked me to stop tea - I knew her before. I stopped till nine o'clock, or half-past nine.

Q. Who was there that day - A. Nobody but Marshall - She came about six o'clock. I never saw her before - She came after tea.

Q. How long after tea - A. About half an hour. The things had began to be moved, but were not quite gone.

Q. What room did you sit in - A. The front room on the ground floor. We began tea about half-past four.

Q. What time did you sup - A. A, I did not sup there. They did not sup till after I was gone. Fernandi was at home all the while.

Q. How long did Marshall stay - A. Until about eight o'clock. She had no meals there.

Q. Did she drink tea - A. No, they did not sup till we were gone. We drank nothing, neither beer nor spirits.

ANN MARSHALL re-examined. Q. How long were you at your father's before you went to tea - A. I got there about five or six o'clock - I believe it was seven before we had tea - We supped about a quarter before eight.

Q. Then you was there nearly an hour before you had tea - A. Yes, my Lord.

Q. Were the tea-things on the table when you got there - A. No.

Q. Charlotte Jones was there when you got there, and you all had tea together - A. Yes.

Q. Had you any cold meat - A. Yes, for supper.

Q. Who did you sit next to at supper - A. To my father. Charlotte Jones sat opposite to me.

Q. How long did you stop after supper - A. Until after eight o'clock. We had beer to drink- Charlotte Jones fetched it.

Q. Now are you quite sure that your father, mother, Jones, and you had all supped together before you left - A. Yes, and we all had tea together. I washed the tea-things up, and put them away.

PHOEBE SOLOMON . I live at No. 27, Swallow's-gardens, Rosemary-lane-Ann Marshall has lived servant with me four or five months. I do not know where her mother lives. She generally goes to see her mother three times a week.

Q. Was she there on Easter Tuesday - A. She was; she went there between one and two o'clock.

Q. Did she go there on the Sunday before - A. She did; I sent her on an errand to Shadwell, which is about two miles off. She went out at twelve o'clock in the day, and returned about three.

Q. Did she go out again - A. Yes; I sent her back to Shadwell about an hour after, as she had taken my things to the wrong place. She did not stay above an hour the first time; she returned, and said she could not find the place out. She returned the second time about half-past four.

Q. Did she go out any more - A. No; she was at home with me all the evening.

Q. Had she her tea at home - A. She told me she drank tea with her mother.

Q. She was at home from six o'clock till eight on Easter Sunday - A. Yes, I am sure of it. She took my child with her to Shadwell. I should have remembered if she had not returned - She put the child to bed when she returned. She got home before dark, and before I went to tea.

JOHN MEYER . I live in Ann-street, Bethnal-green. Last Easter I lived in Spring-garden-street, Spitalfields-Miller then lived with me. I and my wife were at home all day on Easter Sunday. Miller came home about five o'clock in the afternoon, and stopped at home until half-past nine, in the same room with me, which is the lower front room. He drank tea with us between five and six o'clock. We had some cold meat about half-past eight, and some beer, which the pot-boy brought about seven o'clock, as usual - We had the cloth laid.

ESTHER MEVER. Miller lodged with us. He was at home on Easter Sunday all day - He dined at home. He went out after dinner, returned in half an hour, and drank tea at home; he stopped at home the remainder of the afternoon - We supped about eight o'clock. We had table-beer at supper, which I fetched - I always fetch it.

FERNANDI - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 37.

MILLER- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-20

757. THOMAS SPENCER was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , at St. Luke's, Chelsea, 25 yards of linen, value 4l., the goods of Andrew Connelly , privately in his shop .

JOHN LAVINGTON HART . I am shopman to Andrew Connelly , who is a linen-draper , and lives in King's-road, Chelsea . On the 1st of May, about a quarter before nine o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came into the shop with another person, who asked to look at some silk handkerchiefs-the prisoner stood behind the other man, towards the door, and spoke to him. None of the handkerchiefs would suit. The prisoner said, "Buy a cotton one" - I took some down; they would not suit. The prisoner then went out; the other bought nothing, and did not remain above a minute after the prisoner. I heard a neighbour call out, "Mr. Connelly, you are robbed!" Mr. Connelly went out, and brought the prisoner back-there had been no other persons in the shop. I missed a piece of four-quarter Irish linen, worth 4l. 7s. 6d. - it cost my master that. The prisoner was close to the pile on which it stood. I had occasion to go behind the pile, and could not see what was going forward.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. No person but myself was in the shop.

JAMES WISE . I am a cow-keeper, and live opposite Mr. Connelly. On the 1st of May I was at breakfast, and saw a person go to his door. The prisoner came to the door, and gave him a roll of linen from under his coat - I and my man ran out and followed them. I saw the prisoner running, and never lost sight of him until my man took him-the other man escaped with the property. I am sure the prisoner is the man. I did not see him until he came to the door with the linen.

ANDREW CONNELLY. I am a linen-draper, and live in King's-road, Chelsea. I was not in the shop at the time. Being informed that I was robbed, I ran into the street, and stopped the prisoner in Shaw-street. I missed a piece of Irish, which I had seen in the shop the preceding evening after shutting up.

Prisoner's Defence. They have sworn falsely.

GUILTY- DEATH . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18180506-21

758. JAMES CLARKE was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , at Edmonton , one gelding, price 30s. , the property of George White .

GEORGE WHITE. I am a farmer , and live at Southgate. On the 11th of April I lost a horse out of the field, I believe, but do not exactly know where it was. I saw it

safe about seven o'clock the evening before, near a lane by Bow's Farm, which is about a quarter of a mile from my house-the lane is open to the turnpike-road; there is no gate to prevent the horse from going out of the lane. I found my horse in Mr. Watts's yard, Maiden-lane, Battle-bridge, the same day that I lost it, and am sure it was mine - I claimed it; it was killed-the foot is preserved, which enables me to swear to it (looking at the foot) - I know it by a particular shoe, which I had put on it because it was lame - I knew the horse as soon as I saw it. The prisoner used to frequent our neighbourhood.

THOMAS KATELEY . I live at Pancras. I bought the horse of the prisoner on Saturday, the 11th of April, about half-past eight o'clock in the morning, at Pancras; he asked 30s. for it, I gave him 25s. I asked him where he got it? he said Mr. White, of Southgate, sent him to sell it - I knew the name. I noticed the horse's foot; that produced is it. I sold it to William Deacon for 2l. the same day.

WILLIAM DEACON . I bought the horse of Kateley, and sold it to Mr. Watts. I saw kateley buy it of the prisoner - I am sure he is the man. He was taken on the Wednesday following.

THOMAS WATTS . I bought the horse of Deacon-Mr. White claimed it. I remember the foot, it has the same shoe on now. Mr. White saw it alive, his man also saw it-it was fit for nothing but to kill. It was worth 45s. to slaughter, which I gave for it.

GEORGE ANSELL . I am servant to Mr. White. I went to Mr. Watts's, and saw the horse alive there - I am sure it was my master's. I had seen it at my master's on the 11th of April, at twelve o'clock in the day.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about it.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 24.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-22

759. ELIZABETH BASON was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of February , at St. Luke's, in the dwelling-house of Benjamin Longstaff , one pocket-book, value 6d., and one 2l. and thirty-six 1l. bank notes, his property .

BENJAMIN LONGSTAFF. I am a wire-drawer , and live in Old-street, St. Luke's -the prisoner was an acquaintance of my wife's; she came to us, represented herself as out of employ, and slept at my house. Next day, I collected the monies stated in the indictment, in her presence, at tea-time, and put them into a drawer in a chest, which I did not lock-this was on Saturday. She said she wanted to remain there till Monday. On Monday, when I came home, I found she was gone out. I heard her say she should return between six and seven o'clock-she never returned. I went to the drawer that evening, and missed the 38l. and my pocket-book; she left some clothes behind her.

JURY. Q. Was there any other person in your house besides your wife - A. Nobody but my children, neither on the Sunday or the Monday. No other person had access to the room. She slept in the room where the money was.

SARAH JONES . I lodged with the prisoner at the Princess Amelia, public-house, in Oxford-street. She told me she came from Mrs. Patten's, No. 10, Crawford-street, and that she had received 13l. 10s. there for her wages - She had the notes with her them, I saw them in her glove. She said she had received some money in the City.

Prisoner. Q. How do you know they were notes - A. I saw them.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 24.

Recommended to Mercy .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18180506-23

760. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , one snuff-box, value 10s., and six watch-cases, value 10s., the goods of James Carolan , privately in his shop .

JAMES CAROLAN. I am a watchmaker , and live in Red Lion-street, Holborn . On the 11th of April, about seven o'clock in the morning, I found the prisoner in custody in the shop, and the property in a chair.

JOHN ARTHUR . I am an upholsterer, and live two doors from the prosecutor. I heard the cry of Stop thief! stopped the prisoner, and took him to the shop. He sat in a chair, and shoved the watch-cases into it. I saw him throw the snuff-box into the fire-place; he then said,"Now you may search me."

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SARAH GARDMAN . I live opposite the prosecutor. His servant was opening the shutters - A boy was looking through the windows, while the prisoner went in, opened the drawer, and took out the watch-cases. I gave the alarm, and he was stopped.

GUILTY. Aged 15.

Of stealing, but not privately .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-24

761. GEORGE BRYANT was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April , one seal, value 6s., the goods of Joseph Metcalf , privately in his shop .

CAROLINE METCALF . I am the sister of the prosecutor, who is a jeweller , and lives in Oxford-street - I serve in the shop. On the 9th of April the prisoner and another man came in and looked at some gold seals; they fixed upon two, which came to 2l. - they said they had no money about them, but would call in the evening for them. I asked them for a deposit; they said they had only a shilling. I said it was odd they should come to buy gold seals with only one shilling about them - I suspected the other man. He took off his hat, took his handkerchief out of it, and went to the door; I followed him knocked his hat off-the seal dropped out of the handkerchief into his hat.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. The seal was in the other man's handkerchief. They were together.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18180506-25

762. BENJAMIN TAYLOR , PRESTON BURLEY , and JOSEPH PRICE were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , one watch, value 1l., the goods of John Gittens , from his person .

JOHN GITTENS. I am a plasterer , and live in St. John's-street, Westminster. On the 26th of April I was at the skittle-ground of the Stag, public-house, in Castle-lane - I was in liquor. I had been playing with the prisoners and a man named Bennett, after which we went into the tap-room - I went to sleep, and was awoke by feeling my watch being drawn out of my fob - They did not get it then. I got up, and told Bennett it was time we left the company-we both went out, the prisoners followed us, and said a pot of beer was owing. Taylor snatched the watch out of my fob, I collared him, and tried to get the watch away from him. Bennet said he had got it - He was knocked down, when two others and a woman got on the top of him - They got away with the watch.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. There was a crowd. There was a dispute about the porter.

Cross-examined by MR. REYNOLDS. I knew the prisoners belonged to the Guards - They knew that I knew them. I got an officer, and found them within a hundred yards of where I left them.

JOHN BENNETT . I am a maltster. I was with Gittens; we played with the prisoners, they demanded a pot of beer of me - I said I did not owe it, but when I had seen the prosecutor safe home I would return and pay it. Taylor came out, and took the watch out of the prosecutor's fob - I took it out of Taylor's hand-the others threw me down and tried to get it from me. We got away, and fetched an officer.

Cross-examined. I got an officer to take Taylor. The others went into the watch-house and were searched.

JOSEPH JUDD . I am a shoemaker. I heard the cry in Castle-lane, and saw Bennett catch Taylor round the waist. He said he had robbed his friend of his watch. I took him. The other two prisoners and a woman rescued him. They did not run away. We found them near the place twenty minutes after.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-26

763. JOHN NOCK was indicted for embezzling the sum of 13l. 15s. 5d., which he had received on account of his master, Edward Toplis .

EDWARD TOPLIS . I am a tobacconist , and live in Shoreditch. The prisoner was my servant , and employed to carry out parcels and receive money for me. I always send a bill of parcels with the goods. I had him apprehended on suspicion. He sent for me next morning, and said he would give me an account of what he had received. He said he had received 13l. 15s., among which was 1l.9s. from Mr. Simmons - He had never accounted to me for it, but said it was not paid. The receipt is his hand-writing.

JAMES SIMMONS . I am a publican, and live in Long-alley . In March I paid the prisoner two bills of 19s. each for his master, and took his receipt.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18180506-27

764. JOHN KELTY was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , 12 mahogany veneers, value 18s.; three leaves of deal, value 2s. 6d.; and five leaves of wainscot, value 9s. the goods of Edward Loader ; and JAMES TREVILLIAM was indicted for receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen .

EDWARD LOADER . I am a timber-merchant , and live in Tabernacle-walk . On the 27th of April the prisoner, Kelty, came to my premises, and looked out 12 veneers and five leaves of deal, which came to 1l. 12s. 7d. He said his brother, who had the money, was to meet him at my house, and would pay for them. He waited an hour and a half, his brother did not come; it got dark. I went into the counting-house soon after - He came into the counting-house, and said his brother would not come then, and he would call the first thing in the morning. He did not say he would take the deals away - I should not have let him. I did not know him. He did not say where he lived, nor did he tell his name - He went out. I went into the passage about half-past nine o'clock, and missed the wood. He did not call next morning. I found part of it at Trevilliam's, in Old-street .

EDWARD LOADER , JUN. I am son of the last witness. On the 28th of April I went to Trevilliam's workshops, and found the wainscot and deals on his stairs-anybody might see them. He said Kelty brought them there overnight. Four of the veneers were in the cupboard among waste wood. He said Kelty had hired a bench in his shop to work on. He did not deny having them.

THOMAS GRALY . I am a porter. On the 27th of April I saw Kelty come out of Mr. Loader's at half-past seven o'clock with the wood.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BENJAMIN ABEL . I am an officer. I went with Loader, and found the property at Trevilliam's. He told me where to find Kelty.

KELTY'S Defence. Trevilliam knew nothing of its being stolen. I was in distress.

TREVILLIAM'S Defence. The prisoner hired a bench at my house, and brought the wood. I did not know it was stolen.

KELTY - GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Fourteen Days .

TREVILLIAM- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, Before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-28

765. WILLIAM ELWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , one wooden till, value 6d., and 6s. 10d. in copper monies numbered , the goods and monies of George Coe .

ELIZA COE . I am the wife of George Coe . On the 12th of April, about a quarter after ten o'clock at night, I was in my room behind the shop, and heard something brushing against the wainscot. I got up, and saw the prisoner going out of the shop on his hands and knees, with the till under his arm. When he heard me move, he got up, and ran off as fast as possible; I followed him, calling Stop thief! until I came to Aldersgate-street, when he was stopped - He threw the till into the dirt; it contained 6s. 10d. in copper, which I picked up. I never lost sight of him.

PETER HURL . I am a watchman of Aldersgate-street. I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner running with the

till under his arm - He saw me, and tried to get from me; I struck him, and he immediately dropped the till - I stopped him. The prosecutrix came up and claimed the till.

JOHN GEARY . I was going down Aldersgate-street, the prisoner passed me with the till under his arm-the money rattled in it. I pursued, and the watchman took him - He dropped the till.

(Till produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I crossed over to see what was the matter, and the till fell by me.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-29

766. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , 72lbs. of veal, value 2l. 10s. the goods of Thomas Challis .

CHARLES JONES . I am servant to Mr. Thomas Challis, who is a meat salesman , in Leadenhall-market . On the 18th of April, a little before seven o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner come towards the scales; I watched him for ten minutes, and saw him take a side of veal off the hook. I followed him a considerable distance, stopped him, and brought him back with it on his shoulder.

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

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-30

767. JOSEPH BONNEY was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of April , 73 yards of carpet, value 7l., the goods of James Hare , in his dwelling-house .

JAMES HARE. I keep a carpet-warehouse in Cannon-street . On the 3d of April I lost the carpet. I do not sleep there-my brother sleeps there as my servant; the warehouse is part of the dwelling-house. The upper part is let to Mr. Allenbury-we rent it separately of the landlord, who does not sleep in the house.

WILLIAM SHAW . I am servant to Mr. Allenbury. On the 3d of April, about half-past ten o'clock in the morning, I was coming down stairs to open the door to a lady, and saw the prisoner and another man walking backwards and forwards - I went to the door to look out; they passed again, went as far as St. Swithin's church, and waited there about a minute. The prisoner then turned back, went into Mr. Hare's warehouse, came out with a roll of carpet under his arm, and turned up the other way, towards Abchurch-lane-the other man followed him. I went into the warehouse, and told the porter - He went after him, and brought him back without the carpet. I am sure he is the man who brought the carpet out of the warehouse.

JOHN FICKINS . I was standing at the corner of Green Lettuce-lane, and saw the prisoner turn down Abchurch-lane, with the carpet under his arm. Presently after, Mr. Hare's porter inquired if I had seen any person go by? I told him I had, and went with him. As we turned the corner, to go to Abchurch-lane, we met the prisoner returning, without the carpet. I am sure he is the man - I had taken particular notice of him. I noticed his carrying it an awkward manner.

PETER CARROLL . I am porter to Mr. Hare. Shaw told me the carpet was gone - I ran out, and asked Fickens if he had seen any person with it. We met the prisoner coming down the lane-Fickens said he was the man.

Prisoner's Defence. The servant said he had lost nothing at first.

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-31

768. SUSAN BECKET, alias HOWELL , was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Michael William Carter , about three o'clock in the afternoon of the 21st of April (he being therein), and stealing therein, one tin box, value 18d.; one other box, value 1l.; 96 sovereigns, 13 guineas, two crown pieces, two 30l., five 20l., four 10l., eighteen 5l., four 2l., and sixteen 1l. bank notes; one bill of exchange for payment of and value 118l. 11s. 2d., and one other bill of exchange for payment of and value 20l., his property .

SUSAN CARTER . I am the wife of Michael William Carter, who is a bricklayer , and lives in Great Bell-alley, Coleman-street . On the 21st of April, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, I went to Fore-street; on my return I went up stairs. When I got half way up, I heard some person in my bed-room - I thought I had not left the key in the door - I felt, and found it in my pocket. I looked up, and saw a woman at the door; I asked her what she wanted? she said she had been to the shoemaker's in the garret to get her shoe mended. I told her I had no lodgers in my house, and suspected she had robbed me. She put her hands on my stomach, and tried to throw me down stairs - I caught hold of the banisters with one hand, held her petticoats with the other, and called my husband, who came to my assistance and took her.

Q. How did she get in - A. With a false key - I saw it in the door. She had moved the cash-box and another box off the drawers, close by the door, ready to take away.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. I have no lodgers. The street-door was left open. There is a half-hatch, which was shut.

Q. Any person could open it - A. Yes. I was gone out about a quarter of an hour. I had moved the boxes out of the cupboard on to the drawers between ten and eleven o'clock - I am sure I did not put them behind the door. The prisoner was locking the door when I caught her. I could see the marks of her feet in the room, which had been cleaned that day.

MICHAEL WILLIAM CARTER . I am the husband of the last witness. I was at home while my wife was out. The spring of the half-hatch was broken - I sat in the counting-house. When my wife returned she called me; I ran up, and found the prisoner by the bed-room door, and my wife with the door in her hand, and a false key in the door. The prisoner said she had been up to the cobbler - I told her nobody lodged there. I took her into the counting-house, and gave her in charge. The boxes contained the money, notes and bills stated in the indictment.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN COLLINS . I am an officer. I was sent for, and took the prisoner into custody. I found a false key in the door - I found some more common keys in her pocket.

Cross-examined. I have been an officer six years.

Prisoner's Defence. They have sworn falsely. I was only up three stairs. She pulled me into the room.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-32

769. THOMAS BUTLER was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , one handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of John Ellis , from his person .

JOHN ELLIS. I am an attorney . On the 10th of April I was in Fleet-street, near Setgeants'Inn , about half-past seven o'clock in the evening, with my brother. I had a book in my left-hand coat pocket, and my handkerchief in the other. The prisoner attempted to take the book out but did not succeed. I felt him, and turned round immediately. Upon my looking at him he came round to my face, and asked me what I wanted? I told him I wanted nothing, for I was aware of his object. He immediately came behind me, between me and the houses, and snatched my handkerchief out - I felt him take it, and looked round; he ran across the street with it in his hand. I followed him through a court - He was stopped at the top; a large crowd came round us. The handkerchief was not found on him. I had seen it in his hand.

HENRY ELLIS . I am the last witness's brother. I was walking down Fleet-street with him - We were followed by a crowd, which I suspected to be pickpockets. I looked round-the prisoner passed before us, and asked us what we wanted? we said we wanted nothing. He turned round between my brother and the wall-my brother said he had picked his pocket - He ran off. I turned round, and saw his hand up to his coat. I did not see the handkerchief.

JOSEPH REEVE . I am a bookbinder. I was walking in Pemberton-row, Gough-square, and heard the cry of"Stop him, he has robbed me!"-the prisoner was the first that was running - I stopped him, and took him to the Compter. At the corner of Newgate-street we were molested by the gang, and knocked down two or three times.

Prisoner. Q. Did I knock you down - A. Yes; and twisted my neck handkerchief with your hand.

HENRY TOMPKINS . I live in Pemberton-row. I heard the cry, ran out, and saw the prisoner - Mr. Ellis said he had robbed him; we took him to the Compter. He wanted to go through several bye places. At the corner of Newgate-street he kept looking behind; he then said,"I will not go." The gang came up, and tried to rescue him-Reeve was knocked down. We got him to the Compter with difficulty. I was struck.

Prisoner's Defence. I was running up the court, and the men stopped me.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-33

770. ANN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , one pair of shoes, value 1s. , the goods of John Elliot .

JOHN ELLIOT . I am a ticket-porter . On the 13th of April, in the evening, I was at my sister's, in Angel-court, Throgmorton-street , and saw an arm extended. I went out, and found the prisoner with my shoes, which she had reached off the nail and put in her pocket. She said she wanted to know if I would buy any tracts - She had been on the same errand six weeks before.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 48.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

771. ANN SMITH was again indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , one great coat, value 3s. , the goods of Thomas Rhodes .

THOMAS RHODES . I am clerk to Messrs. Scott and Co., of Lothbury . The prisoner was met on the stairs with the coat in her apron - I overtook her, and brought her back with it. Not finding an officer I let her go. She was taken at Elliot's a quarter of an hour after.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-34

772. THOMAS DAVIS , THOMAS WARD , THOMAS SMITH , CLARISSA WARD DOWNES , PATRICK LANE , ROBERT PURNELL , and WILLIAM BROWN were severally and separately indicted for feloniously having in their custody and possession forged bank notes, knowing them to have been forged .

To which indictment they severally pleaded

GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-35

773. THOMAS DAVIS , THOMAS WARD , THOMAS SMITH , CLARISSA WARD DOWNES , PATRICK LANE , ROBERT PURNELL , and WILLIAM BROWN were 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: t18180506-36

774. MATHIAS MAHER was indicted for forging a power of attorney, with intent to defraud Christopher Cooke , James Halford , and James Halford , Jun.

The prisoner did not plead to the indictment.

Upon the evidence of W.H. Brown, Esq. keeper of Newgate; Mr. Elias Charles Bailey and William Hutchinson Box , Esq., surgeons; Sophia Watts , nurse; Dr. John Weir , physician and commissioner of the sick of the Victualling Board; Dr. Andrew Baird , inspector of naval hospitals; John Bishop , turnkey, and Dr. James Hatch . superintendant of the Naval Lunatic Asylum, the Jury found him

INSANE .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-37

775. LEON DE CASAUX was indicted for that he, on the 15th of March , upon Gilbert Mathias , a subject of our Lord the King, feloniously, wilfully, and unlawfully did make an assault, and with a certain sharp instrument, feloniously did strike, stab, and cut the said Gilbert Mathias in and upon his right arm and hand, with intent feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought to kill and murder him , against the statute.

SECOND AND THIRD COUNTS, the same, only stating the prisoner's intent to be to disable him, and to do him some grievous bodily harm.

MR. GILBERT MATHIAS. I am a Roman Catholic Priest , and officiate at the Spanish Ambassador's Chapel, Spanish-place, Manchester-square - I knew the prisoner. Ten days before the day stated in the indictment, he came to the sacristy, and spoke to an English chaplain of the chapel. On Sunday, the 1st of March, the prisoner presented himself at the altar of the chapel to receive the sacrament. I conceived him not fit to receive it, and so I passed him over, as I thought him mentally deranged. I could not have refused it if I had not been confident of his derangement. I said nothing to him, I only passed him by. Immediately as mass was over, he came into the vestry, and asked me why I refused him the sacrament? I told him I had no intention to affront him, but that I considered him under mental derangement, and if he would give me the name under of his confessor, I would speak to him, and that if he said he was fit to receive it, I would give it to him immediately, and make any apology he wished. He did not appear satisfied, but went out quietly. I saw nothing of him until Sunday, the 15th of March, about eight o'clock. After I had blessed the palm, and at the end of it was going to pateronster, I heard a little noise, but did not notice it-my back was toward the congregation. I heard a shriek, turned round, and saw the prisoner getting over the communion railing just by me, with a double-edged sword. I jumped over to the vestry - He followed, and gave me a stab, which cut my vestment. I went to the door, and tried to push it too - He put his feet between the door, and prevented my shutting it. He tried to stab me. I struck the sword, it cut my arm - He passed it to me and cut my arm. At that time I grasped the sword - He cut five of my fingers in struggling for it. In two minutes about thirty of the congregation secured him.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. You entertained an opinion that he was insane - A. I did by his conduct. He had a belt hung over his shoulder, and a scabbard. I never did any thing to offend him.

BARTHOLOMEW SHERLOCK WILKS . I am a bookseller, and live in Foley-place. On the 18th of March, about eight o'clock, I was at the chapel. I saw the prisoner enter with a drawn sword in his hand - He advanced to the middle of the chapel; the women screamed out. When he got to the railing of the altar, Mr. Mathias turned his head and jumped from the altar to the vestry door. The prisoner got over the railing, and struck Mr. Mathias with the sword - I saw him put his sword between the door and the post. I ran to the vestry, and found Mr. Mathias bleeding in both hands. Several people seized the prisoner, and took him to the watch-house.

COURT. Q. Palm Sunday is a very particular day with you - A. Yes. On entering the chapel it is usual to make the sign of the cross, and approach the altar with great solemnity.

WILLIAM LEIGHTON . I attend the chapel to keep order. I saw the prisoner at the altar. The witnesses have spoken correctly. I produce the sword.

MICHAEL CROWLEY . I saw the prisoner in the chapel; he did not cross himself. I took the sword from him - He said he was mad.

Prisoner. Q. Did I say I was mad - A. I heard him say so.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you not say at Marlborough-street that the people said he was mad, and the prisoner said he was not - A. I did not.

GEORGE BISHOP . I am an apothecary, and live in Seymour-street, Portman-square. I was called in to attend the prosecutor about nine o'clock of the 5th of March, and found he was wounded in the right arm, between the wrist and elbow-his fingers also were wounded. It must have been done with some sharp instrument. The wound in the arm was a serious one-the integuments were cut through; there was also a vessel cut.

Prisoner's Defence. I think a person who refuses to administer the sacrament unjustly, and maliciously, deserves to die; and there being no law in this country to inflict the punishment, I took it upon myself.

Upon the evidence of Mr. Frederick Meare , Sarah Belshaw , Margaret Minestrea , John Stamwell , Joseph Humphries , and Samuel Davis , the Jury found the prisoner NOT GUILTY.

believing him to have been insane at the time he committed the act .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18180506-38

776. DAVID DAVIS was indicted for that he, on the 8th of April , with a certain pistol, loaded with gunpowder and a leaden bullet, feloniously, wilfully, maliciously, and unlawfully did shoot at Henry John Temple , Esq., Viscount Palmerston of Ireland, a subject of our Lord the King, with intent feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, to kill and murder him .

SECOND AND THIRD COUNTS, the same, only stating his intent to be to disable the said Henry John Temple, Esq., Viscount Palmerston, or to do him some grievous bodily harm.

HENRY JOHN TEMPLE , Esq. Viscount Palmerston of Ireland. I am Secretary at War . On the 8th of April, a little after two o'clock in the afternoon, I was ascending the War-office stairs - A pistol was discharged at me by a person behind; I was a very few steps from the ground.

Q. Did your Lordship observe who fired the pistol - A. I did not. I felt that I was wounded in the back - I went up to the office, and sent for a surgeon.

Q. Does your Lordship know the prisoner - A. I know him by seeing him at Queen-square, when I was examined on this charge.

Cross-examined by MR. BROADRIB. Q. Did not your Lordship know that he was returned in a state of insanity - A. A lieutenant of that name in the 62d. regiment, was returned to me as insane in the beginning of the year 1816. I saw no pistol presented at me.

Q. If the pistol had been loaded with powder and ball must it not have gone through your Lordship's body - A. If it had taken a right direction. The distance between me and the person who fired must have been very inconsiderable. It struck about the middle of my back-it only grazed my back. It depended upon the direction in which the pistol was presented whether it would go through my body. I continued to ascend the steps, without assistance. When the surgeon came I was engaged, and desired him to stop a short time before he examined the wound. I received a severe confusion, from which I recovered in about a week.

MR. BOLLAND. Q. Can your Lordship ascertain what direction the ball took - A. I believe it was fired obliquely, as it did not go through my body; it only perforated my clothes and grazed the skin. I did not see in what direction the pistol was fired. It made a considerable hole in my coat, a smaller in my waistcoat, and penetrated my braces and shirt.

COURT. Q. Can your Lordship say whether the pistol was loaded with a bullet - A. From the appearance of my clothes I conceive it must have been.

WILLIAM OWENS . I am a messenger at the Secretary at War's office. On the 8th of April, about twenty minutes after one o'clock, I was in the messengers' room, on the ground floor-Colonel Bird was with me. I saw Lord Palmerstone come in. There is a door with a glass window, which looks on the staircase. I went out of the room to look after his Lordship, and immediately saw a flash of fire on the wall of the stairs, and heard the report of a pistol. I heard Lord Palmerstone give a heavy groan. I rushed forward, and caught the prisoner in the back part of his arms - He was retreating, apparently from the second step of the stairs from the ground, and exclaimed with an air,"I have killed him!" He had a sort of grin on his countenance-the pistol was in his right hand. I caught his arm; he turned round with an air, and said, "You know me, and know my wrongs." I told him I did not, and asked him who he was, and what he had done? he immediately exclaimed,"Is not that Lord Palmerstone?" pointing towards the stairs, in the direction his Lordship had gone. I told him it was him. He immediately exclaimed,"I have shot him!" or "I have killed him!" I do not know which - I sent for a surgeon. I held the prisoner, sat him on a bench in the passage, and kept hold of his arms; he let the pistol fall at my feet, and I took it up-the barrel was then very warm, as if it had been recently fired. I took him into the next room, and asked him if he had another pistol? he said,"No, upon my honour" - He was sent to Tothil-fields. I produce the pistol-it is a screw one.

Cross-examined. I was talking to Colonel Bird . The window in the door is about two feet six inches wide. I did not see the prisoner until immediately after the flash. There was no other person near - He was then near enough to touch him. His Lordship goes up stairs very quick - He might have turned round. I do not remember seeing the prisoner before. I believe there was no other person on the stairs. He did not endeavour to escape - I was so near him he could not.

THOMAS SCOWCROFT . I am a private in the second regiment of Life Guards. I was on duty at the Horse Guards on the 8th of April, saw the prisoner come under the archway, and go into the War-office door, which leads to the staircase-Lord Palmerstone went in just after him; the door is half-glazed. I saw the prisoner's arm raised, and heard the pistol go off.

WILLIAM BIRD , ESQ. I am Lieutenant-Colonel of the West Middlesex Militia. On the 8th of April I went to Lord Palmerstone's office, and waited to see him-his Lordship entered soon after me; I stood immediately opposite the window, and saw the shadow of some person pass, just as his Lordship entered; at that moment I heard the report of a pistol. Owens rushed out, and I after him-Lord Palmerstone had then got to the top of the stairs - I heard him on the stairs, I did not see him; I heard his Lordship call out. I left the prisoner in Owens' custody, ran up, saw his Lordship enter his room, and order a surgeon to be sent for. I ran down and said to the prisoner, "How could you commit such an act?" he said, "He has killed me."

HENRY EMMETT . I am a clerk in the War-office. On the 8th of April I heard the alarm, went on the stairs where the pistol was fired, and found a small bullet on the first landing-place. I sent it to his Lordship.

Cross-examined. I found it two or three minutes after the report. It had the appearance of having been recently fired-it was not warm.

ASHLEY PASTON COOPER , ESQ. I was called in to see his Lordship. I arrived there at twenty minutes after one o'clock, and found his Lordship writing - He begged me to take a chair till he had finished; he sealed and directed the letter. I then proceeded to examine. There was a hole in his coat, a smaller one in his waistcoat, one of his braces and his shirt were torn. There was a bruise on the right side of his back-bone, about as large as the extremity of my little finger; it was surrounded by the appearance of a larger bruise, about the size of a half-crown. I could not at first positively decide whether there was a wound or a severe contusion, or whether the ball had entered or not. Upon further examination I found it was only a contusion.

Q. What do you suppose occasioned it - A. I am decidedly of opinion that the smaller bruise proceeded from a ball.

COURT. Q. Can you guess whether his Lordship had been in danger or not - A. Yes, very considerable danger-it was quite a miracle that he was not killed.

WILLIAM GILLMORE . I am an officer of Queen-square. On the 8th of April I went to the prisoner's lodging; he directed me to No. 33, George-street, Chelsea - I found a box there locked; I got the key from him next day, and opened it on Saturday before the magistrate. It contained various papers, a pistol, powder and bullets, and the Trial of Bellingham.

WILLIAM LAMB . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Grosvenor-row, Chelsea. In March last the prisoner pledged two pistols, and redeemed them on the 8th of April, in the morning-those produced I believe to be the same; they are not fellows.

Cross-examined. I cannot say they are the same. He came to the door, stood on the steps, and went away; he returned again and produced the duplicate - He appeared in a hurry. It was between eight and nine o'clock.

The Prisoner's Defence was composed of unconnected sentences, the substance of which was, that his injuries ought to be inquired into, as his sufferings were great. That he could prove he was insane. That he had been refused an interview with Lord Palmerstone, and that he had secret motives, which induced him not to explain himself.

Upon the evidence of Mr. Francis Rogers Pascal , surgeon, Mary King , Sampson Morden, George Vickery, W.H. Box, Esq., the Rev. Sulisbury Cotton, and W.R.H.Brown, Esq., all of whom considered the prisoner to be insane, the Jury found him

NOT GUILTY,

on the ground that they believed him to be insane at the time he committed the act .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-39

777. WILLIAM RAYNER was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , two pewter pint pots, value 1s. 4d., the goods of William Collins , and one pewter half-pint pot, value 6d., the goods of Thomas Bates .

WILLIAM COLLINS. I keep the Rose, public-house, in Rose-alley, Bishopsgate-street . On the 2d of May, in the morning, between twelve and one o'clock, the prisoner was at my house; he was afterwards taken with two of my pots.

THOMAS BATES. I keep the Britannia, public-house, in Bottle-alley, Bishopsgate-street . On the 2d of May, about twelve o'clock, the prisoner had a pint of beer at my house; he was afterwards taken with one of my pots.

WILLIAM WARREN . I keep the Magpie, public-house; the prisoner was at my house between five and six o'clock on the 2d of May; I took him on suspicion of stealing some tea; on searching him we found a pint pot of my own in his coat pocket, and three others in his other coat pocket-two of which had Collins's name and sign upon them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 68.

Confined Two Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-40

778. MORDECAI COHEN was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , eight yards of kerseymere, value 38s. , the goods of Evan Evans .

EVAN EVANS. I am a tailor , and live in Bishopsgate-street . On the 25th of April, about half-past eleven o'clock at night, as I was shutting up, I saw the prisoner go into the shop - I got in as soon as I could; he asked me if I had any second-hand braces to sell? I told him I had some new ones at 18d. a pair - He said they were too dear. He was going out, I suspected him, and asked him what was under his apron? laid hold of him, and found eight yards of kerseymere between his legs. I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-41

779. JOHN MANUEL was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of March , one shaving-case, value 12s.; two razors, value 4s.; one pair of scissars, value 1s.; one strop, value 9d.; one shaving-brush, value 6d.; one tooth-brush, value 3d.; one box, value 1s.; one pair of snuffers, value 2s., and one hone, value 6d., the goods of James Priest , privately in his shop .

WILLIAM SEXTON . I am servant to Mr. James Priest , a cutler , in the Poultry . On the 28th of March, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came into the shop and looked at some pocket knives - He asked the price of a dozen? I told him my master was not at home and I could not tell him. He said he wanted six dozen to take abroad to sell - He went out; he had been to the shop before. On the Monday following I missed the shaving-case off the sideboard in the shop. My mistress occasionally serves in the shop, she is not here. On the Saturday after, I saw the prisoner in custody at Union Hall, with the property.

JAMES LOCKIE . I am a constable. On the 28th of March, about two o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner was given in my charge, at a cutler's in the Borough. I searched him, and found the property on him. The prosecutor claimed it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never was in the shop. I bought the case of a traveller.

GUILTY. Aged 50.

Of stealing to the value of 4s. 6d. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-42

780. HENRIETTA LE PULLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of January , one tub, value 1d.; 30lbs. of butter, value 30s.; three cheeses, value 44s., and 3lbs. of lard, value 3s. , the goods of William Hutchinson .

THOMAS GREATHEAD . I am servant to William Hutchinson , who is a cheesemonger in St. John-street . On the 20th of January, at six o'clock at night, the prisoner came to the shop, and looked out the articles stated in the indictment, which came to 4l. 9s.; she ordered them to be sent to No. 20, Cock-lane, Smithfield, and said they should be paid for on delivery - She looked at two parcels of bacon, which she said were too high, and she would consider of it. I sent the things immediately by Dent, he returned without them or the money. I ordered him not to leave them without the money.

PETER DENT . I am Mr. Hutchinson's porter. On the 20th of January I went to No. 20, Cock-lane, with the goods, I met a boy at the corner of the lane; he said I was to bring the bacon with me that was ordered; that the person had considered, and would have it. I went to No. 20, Cock-lane, and saw a woman, two boys, and a man - I believe the prisoner was one of them; she staid behind the counter. I put the things on the counter, the woman received them of me, and said I was to fetch the bacon which she had looked at. She looked at the things, and asked for the bill, which I gave her - She said I was to fetch the bacon; I left the things. My order was not to leave the goods without the money. I was induced to

leave them because she said I was to fetch the bacon. The shop was not fitted up for business-there was a temporary counter, made of a shutter. When I returned with the bacon I found the door shut, but not locked, and the things gone. I have never seen any person there since.

COURT. Q. If she had not sent you back for the bacon, should you have delivered the goods without the money-

A. No.

THOMAS ANDERSON . I am a cobbler, and live under No. 20, Cock-lane. On the 20th of January the house was empty; a man came there and put up a shutter for a counter, in the evening. I never saw the goods brought in-no business was carried on there. I saw a woman and two boys with the man. The house has not been occupied since January.

Prisoner's Defence. I think the prosecutor has mistaken my person; he has seen me about, for which reason he swears to me.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-43

781. WILLIAM CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , one pair of trowsers, value 3s.; one jacket, value 6s., and one shirt, value 1s. , the goods of Christopher Bibbing .

CHRISTOPHER BIBBING . I am a sailor . On the 10th of April I lost my things out of the forecastle of the Brilliant merchant vessel, lying off Wapping-wall -the prisoner was stopped on deck, about half-past ten o'clock in the morning, with them; he had my jacket on, under his own, and the shirt and trowsers in his bosom. We took him ashore to the watch-house. I claimed the property before the magistrate.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM CLARK . I am constable of the London Docks. The prisoner was given in my charge. I found the shirt under his own shirt; the trowers over his trowsers, and the jacket under his own. He said he was distressed.

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 56.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-44

782. RICHARD HAMMOND was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of April , one handkerchief, value 18d., the goods of George Wells , from his person .

GEORGE WELLS. I live in Newman-street, Oxford-street. On Sunday, the 5th of April, about five o'clock in the evening, I was coming out of Hyde Park, at the small gate, in Oxford-street , the prisoner was close behind me - I felt something at my coat-pocket, and missed my handkerchief; the prisoner pushed by me, and turned into the park again at the carriage gate. I pursued, caught him, and found my handkerchief concealed in the back of his trowsers - He begged for mercy.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. I have seen his friends, who are respectable people; I believe he is a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-45

783. EDWARD RYAN was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of David Myling , about four o'clock in the night of the 24th of November , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, three coats, value 3l.; one pair of breeches, value 10s.; five waistcoats, value 20s., and one gown, value 5s., his property .

ANN MYLING . I am the wife of David Myling , who is a watchman . On the 24th of November we moved from No. 2 to No.3, Charles-street, Drury-lane ; the prisoner lodged in the next room to us, at No.2. I went to bed at ten o'clock that night, awoke between six and seven o'clock next morning, and found my door wide open, and the trunk, which contained the things, gone; a woman, who lived with the prisoner, slept with me that night - She was gone also. My door appeared to have been unfastened inside, I suppose she carried the things out. I found the trunk, empty, in the prisoner's room.

MARY HENLEY . I live at Ratcliff. The prisoner came to my house on the Monday, with a woman, to inquire about his uncle, who was dead; he slept at my house that night; the woman had a bundle, which, she said, in the prisoner's presence, they got from Portsmouth, and asked me to shew her a pawnbroker's; I took her to Smellie's, where she pledged the things - They both absconded the next day.

WILLIAM SMELLIE . I am a pawnbroker. Henley brought a woman to me on the 27th of November, and pledged two coats and a waistcoat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had quarrelled with the woman - She followed me to Wapping.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18180506-46

784. WILLIAM CLAXTON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of January , one mare, price 20l. , the property of William Crews .

MR. WILLIAM CREW. I am an umbrella-maker , and live in Aldersgate-street. About the 9th of January, the prisoner came to me, said he was recommended by Mr. Row-bottom, of Aldersgate-street, whom I knew very well, and that I had a mare to sell. I was busy, and could not go to Mr. Rowbottom to inquire if he knew him. He gave me his address, " William Claxton , corn-dealer , Percival-street." I told him I had a mare to sell, but she was at Waltham Cross , and if he wished to see her I would send for her. He said he could save me the trouble and expence, as he was going into that neighbourhood that afternoon, and would bring her up if I chose. I gave him a note to Mr. Wilmot, who had the mare, to deliver it to him. The prisoner called next morning, and said," I have brought your mare to town, have you any objection to my putting her in my cart to try her?" I said, "I have

not; and let me see her when she is in your cart - She has been in the country sometime, and I want so see what condition she is in;" he said he would. I never saw her until the 16th of April. I went to Percival-street, but could not find him at home.

Q. Did you look about for the man - A. He said Mr. Rowbottom knew him. I was quite easy about it. I saw her about the 16th of April at the Red Lion, at Barnet.

Q. Did you give the prisoner permission to have the mare, except to try her - A. None at all. I had not sold her, nor parted with the property.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. I had made no agreement about the price. I never said I would take 18l. I told him I gave 20l. for her.

HENRY ROWBOTTOM . I am a pocket-book-maker, and live in Aldersgate-street. I know the prisoner by seeing him at the Crown tavern. I met him there-the conversation turned upon horses. The prisoner said he wanted a horse for all-work- I mentioned Mr. Crew to him; I did not recommend him to him, nor authorize him to use my name. I told him where Mr. Crew lived.

Cross-examined. I told him of it to get my friend's mare sold. I will not swear I did not tell him to make use of my name; I might have done so. I did not know the prisoner's name. I have seen the name of Claxton on his card.

MORRIS WALKER. I was in Mr. Crew's shop when the prisoner came in; he said he was recommended by Mr. Rowbottom. Mr. Crew has given a correct statement of what passed.

JOHN PARIS . I am a horse-dealer, and live in Ray-street, Clerkenwell. On the 15th of January I bought the mare of the prisoner, in Northampton-square, for 8l. - he said he had lately bought it for 18l., but her eyes had fell, and her heel was grazed. He gave me his address in Percival-street. I paid a week's keep for it at the stable before they would let it go. I sold it to Mr. Barker with two others.

JOSEPH BARKER . I keep the Red Lion, at Barnet. I was present when my brother bought the mare, with two others, of Paris-Mr. Crew has seen it. I bought it of my brother for 10l.

Cross-examined. It was not worth 20l.

MR. CREW. I saw the mare at Barker's-it is mine, and the same the prisoner had to try in his cart.

WILLIAM TAYLOR . I apprehended the prisoner on the 16th of April, in St. Martin's-le-Grand.

Prisoner's Defence. Mr. Rowbottom recommended me to Mr. Crew. I saw him two or three days after, and he told me he had mentioned me to Mr. Crew. When I called on Mr. Crew he said, "You are the gentleman Mr. Row-bottom was speaking to me about." He asked 18l. for it. I told him that if I liked her I would keep her. On the 15th of January, being embarrassed. I sold her. Hearing there was a warrant out against me, I did not like to call on Mr. Crew, but sent a gentleman to him to say, that if he would shew me a little indulgence I would pay him. He said, if I would give him 20l. he would give me a receipt for it.

MR. CREW. I never offered to take 20l. for it. A gentleman called on me to take security, I refused. I never received any intimation from Mr. Rowbottom that the prisoner would call.

HENRY ROWBOTTOM . I might have mentioned the mare to the prisoner at different times. He afterwards told me he had seen her.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-47

785. RICHARD EMPTY was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of March , one saddle, value 10s.; one bridle, value 5s.; and one cart wanty, value 10s. , the goods of William Cotton .

THOMAS BAKER . I am servant to Mr. William Cotton , who lives at Laytonstone . On the 28th of March, at night, I left the things safe in the stable, and missed them next morning.

HENRY HORNSBY . I am a patrol of Hackney. On the 29th of March, about four o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner by Lea-bridge turnpike with a sack - I asked him what was in it? he said a saddle, which he had brought from Mr. Dobree's, at Walthamstow, and was taking it to town.

Cross-examined by MR. MARSHAM. He said it was a saddle only. It contained the articles stated in the indictment.

EDWARD HATFIELD . I was with Hornsby. He has spoken correctly

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a man drop them, and I picked them up.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18180506-48

786. GEORGE TURNER was indicted for that he, on the 8th of April , feloniously and knowingly, and without lawful excuse, had in his custody and possession, three forged bank notes, well knowing them to be forged .

JOHN FOY . I am an officer of Marlborough-street. On the 8th of April I went to Plough-court, Fetter-lane , with Mr. Warwick and Jeffries. While I was searching there the prisoner came in. I searched him, and found a pocket-book in his breeches-pocket, containing two good 1l. notes, half a guinea, and some silver; in his other breeches-pocket I found a small bag and a purse - I put them into a hat which was on the table; the prisoner made a rush and threw the hat off, Warwick picked it up - He could not seize them. The bag contained three 1l. notes, which I gave to Warwick, after marking them-(looking at three)-these are them; they were new and had never been in circulation. I told him they were forged, and asked him where he got them? he said he knew nothing of them, and they were not his. When he returned from the magistrate, he said if he could be permitted to go at large, he would assist in detecting the person who had supplied him with the notes, and who had been the means of bringing all his family into the situation they were in.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. He said he bought them of a dealer in forged notes. His mother had pleaded guilty to this offence a short time before.

CHARLES JEFFRIES. I was with the last witness - He has spoken correctly.

JOHN WARWICK . I am an inspector of bank notes. I was with Foy and Jeffries; the notes are forged in every respect, both paper, plate, and signature; they are all from the same plate, and have never been in circulation. The prisoner said he knew nothing of them, and that they were not his.

(The notes were then put in and read.)

Prisoner's Defence. On Sunday, the 12th of April, I went to my mother in Horsemonger-lane gaol-she gave me the notes to give to Mr. Garner; I forgot to take them, and never thought they were in my possession. On Wednesday, when I went home, I found Foy searching the place - He found them on me. I did not know I had got them.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-49

787. THOMAS WILSON and JOHN TAYLOR were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Joseph Stiles , about nine at night of the 11th of April , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, 53lbs. of pork, value 33s. and one ham, value 9s., his property ; and THOMAS JOHNSON was indicted for receiving the same, knowing them to have been stolen .

JOSEPH STILES. I am a cheesemonger , and live in Upper East Smithfield . On the 11th of April I lost the things out of my drying-house, which joins my yard-the thieves must have got over the wall of the yard which joins Swan-alley. On the Monday I received information, and found the property in Johnson's house.

WILLIAM GUNNEL . I am a labourer. On the 11th of April, about half-past ten o'clock at night, I saw the prisoners go into Johnson's house, in Rosemary-lane , with the pork, wrapped up in an apron - He does not sell meat. I saw a woman in the shop pay Wilson 17s. 6d. for it. Taylor told me he took the pork out of Stiles's house, and asked me to go the next night to get more - I refused. On the Monday I was accused of it, and told this.

WILSON. Q. Have you not been tried here - A. Yes, about twelve years ago-the man who was tried with me was executed, I was acquitted.

FRANCIS FREEMAN . I am an officer. On the 13th of April I went to Johnson's house; he is a dealer in marine stores. I found the pork hanging in a closet. His daughter said she bought it of a man at the west end of the town.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18180506-50

788. WILLIAM LOWE was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Carnelly , about eleven o'clock in the night of the 28th of August , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one watch, value 3l.; one key, value 6d.; one coat, value 10s.; and one pair of boots, value 2s. 6d., the goods of James Cormack , Jun.

JAMES CORMACK , JUN. I am a boot-closer , and live in Brewer-street, Golden-square , in John Carnelly 's house-the prisoner slept a few nights in my room. On the 28th of August I went to bed at half-past ten o'clock-he had a key, and let himself in afterwards. I awoke at six o'clock, and missed him and my property. I found a pair of his shoes by my bed-side instead of my own. He never returned.

JOHN CARNELLY. I am a publican , and keep the house. On the 28th of August the prisoner went up to his bedroom about eleven o'clock; he came down again soon after, with a bundle under his coat - He had nothing with him when he went up; he never returned. He was apprehended a fortnight ago.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent. I went into the country. I was not there that night.

GUILTY. Aged 25.

Of stealing, but not of the burglary .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-51

789. ANN DARTER was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Ann Byers , about one o'clock in the afternoon of the 6th of May (she and others being therein), and stealing therein, two pelisses, value 15s.; two gowns, value 12s.; one shirt, value 5s.; five aprons, value 1l.; thirty-six caps, value 2l.; one table-cloth, value 10s., and one clock, value 1l., her property .

ANN BYERS . I live in Holywell-lane, Shoreditch -the prisoner had a furnished room in my house. On the 6th of May I found the prisoner in my bed-room nearly fainting, and the property in the counterpane on the floor. I missed the property stated in the indictment. I do not know that my bed-room door was locked.

RICHARD LILLEY . The prosecutrix called me - I went up, and found the prisoner in the room. She said she had a bad husband, and we might do as we liked with her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18180506-52

790. JAMES FORTY was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , one coat, value 2s.; one pair of pantaloons, value 3s.; three waistcoats, value 3s.; one pair of breeches, value 5s.; one pair of gloves, value 1d.; two pair of drawers, value 2s.; three handkerchiefs, value 1s. 6d.; and three pair of stockings, value 1s. 6d., the goods of Matthew Frederick Bell ; six handkerchiefs, value 2s. 6d., and three pair of stockings, value 18d., the goods of Mary Bell .

MATTHEW FREDERICK BELL . I am a shoemaker . The prisoner slept with me on Easter Tuesday. He went away at ten o'clock next morning, and I missed the articles stated in the indictment.

TOBIAS ISAACS . I am a salesman, and live in Tottenham-street, Tottenham-court-road. On the 25th of March the prisoner sold me a pair of breeches and a pair of pantaloons, about eleven o'clock in the morning, for 4s. 6d.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-53

791. JAMES BRISCOE was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April , five pounds of feathers, value 5s., the goods of Ann Porter , in a lodging-room .

ANN PORTER . I live in Great Arthur-street, St. Luke's . The prisoner took a furnished room at my house, the bed then weighed about 40lbs. - he used to keep his door locked. On the 9th of April I found there were only 10lbs. of feathers left. Two places had been cut open in the tick, and sewed up again at the seam.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18180506-54

792. JOHN RIPPON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April , 40lbs. of clover hay, value 3s. , the goods of Charles Whaley .

CHARLES WHALEY . I am a farmer , and live at Potter's-bar , Middlesex. I had a rick of clover hay - I lost some of it.

JOHN COOPER . I was employed to watch the rick. On the 5th of April, between four and five o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came and made up a bundle out of the rick, and put it on his shoulder, carried it about a hundred yards, and put it down by Carter's stable-door, I then stopped him. He said he took it to lay on-it weighed 40 lbs.

JAMES ANDERSON . I saw the prisoner take the hay.

Prisoner's Defence. A man sent me for it.

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-55

793. ANN HILDER was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , one shirt, value 6d.; one frock, value 8d.; two handkerchiefs, value 9s., and one box, value 1d. , the property of William Horner .

ELIZA HORNER. I am the wife of William Horner , who is a baker , and lives in George-row, St. Luke's . On the 18th of April the prisoner was my servant ; I missed the things, sent for a constable, and found them in her box.

WILLIAM GWYNNE . I am a constable. I was sent for, and searched the prisoner's box; she gave me the key - I found the things there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Confined Ten Days .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-56

794. WILLIAM WRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , one pair of trowsers, value 3s.; one shirt, value 2s., the goods of James Patterson ; two jackets, value 4s.; one waistcoat, value 1s.; one towel, value 6d., and one pair of stockings, value 6d. , the goods of Alexander Raitt .

JAMES PATTERSON . I am a sailor . On the 29th of April I lost the things from the forecastle of the ship, which was in the City Canal .

ALEXANDER RAITT . I belong to the vessel. I lost my things at the same time, between five and six o'clock in the morning - I saw them safe the night before. My key was in my chest.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN HERBERT . I am a watchman. On the 29th of April, about three o'clock in the morning, I stopped the prisoner about a hundred yards from the vessel with the bundle. He said he belonged to a ship, and had quarrelled with his captain.

Prisoner's Defence. The clothes are mine.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-57

795. JOHN WARD was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , two seals, value 16s., and one watch-key, value 2d., the goods of Christian George Ochse , from his person .

CHRISTIAN GEORGE OCHSE . I live in Warwick-court, Holborn. On the 12th of April, about eleven o'clock, I was going along Holborn , a man pushed me behind near Fullwood's-rents-the prisoner met me, and snatched at my watch; the handle of my watch broke - He got the seals. I collared him - He broke from me; I collared him again, we both fell together; he got away, and ran down Southampton-buildings - I secured him there, and never lost sight of him. I am certain he is the man.

THOMAS FORD . I live in Southampton-buildings. I picked up the seal and ribbon.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I heard the alarm - I ran, and they stopped me.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18180506-58

796. CHARLES ILMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , one basket, value 1s., and eight loaves of bread, value 8s. , the goods of Benjamin Buzzard .

WILLIAM LAMBERT . I am servant to Benjamin Buzzard , who is a baker , and lives in Shoreditch. I put my basket down in Craven-street, Charles-square , with eight loaves in it. I heard a cry, turned round, missed it, and ran into the square - I found Goodluck with it.

GEORGE GOODLUCK . I am a headborough of Shoreditch. I was watching the prisoner, and saw him run off with the basket - I pursued and took it from him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-59

797. BRYAN LACEY was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of April , one shawl, value 10s., the goods of Eliza Booth , spinster , from her person .

ELIZA BOOTH . I am a married woman.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-60

798. MARY THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , one watch, value 27s.; one chain, value 6d., and one seal, value 2d., the goods of William Dodd , from his person ; and GEORGE OLIVER was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, knowing them to have been stolen .

WILLIAM DODD , I am a watchmaker , and live in Old-street - road. On the 16th of April I was at the King's Head, public-house, Cowheel-alley, Old-street , and had a glass of rum, which the prisoner, Thomas, brought me - She acted as bar-maid. I did not like the company, and went into the parlour, and had a pint of beer. There were four or five bad women in the tap-room, which made me go into the parlour. The prisoner, Thomas, came in, and appeared inclined to take indecent liberties with me. I went into the yard, put my watch into my waistcoat pocket, returned into the parlour, and found her still there. She suddenly got up, and I missed my watch soon after - I told the mistress of the house. There was no other person in the room.

CHARLOTTE PEMBERTON . I was in the house. Dodd went into the parlour, he then went into the yard-Thomas was sitting in the parlour; they were talking together in the tap-room - She is an unfortunate woman. I saw her come out, and give the watch to Oliver, he went out with it.

THOMAS. Q. Were you not tried here - A. No. Dodd had a pot of beer and a glass of rum in the tap-room, and another pot in the parlour.

DODD re-examined. I thought I had only a glass of rum.

EDWARD PULLEN . I am a pawnbroker. On the 16th of April Oliver pledged the watch with me in his own name.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS'S Defence. He gave it to me instead of money.

OLIVER'S Defence. Thomas gave it to me to pledge. I gave her the money. I did not know it was stolen.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18180506-61

799. JOHN FAULKNER was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , one handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of a certain person , whose name is unknown, from his person .

JOHN CARLISLE . I am night-patrol of the City. On the 29th of April, between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, I was on duty at the side-door of the Mansion-house , the day that the Queen was there; I saw the prisoner with another man-there was a great crowd - A gentleman told another to put his handkerchief into his pocket, or he would lose it. In about five minutes I saw the prisoner go behind a gentleman in black, the other was close behind him-the prisoner put his hand into the gentleman's coat-pocket, and pulled his handkerchief out; I told the gentleman of it, and laid hold of the prisoner; the gentleman took the other man-the handkerchief was dropped; the gentleman picked it up, and assisted me through the mob with the men; I then asked for his name and address? he said he had too much business to attend to, and went away.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw the handkerchief.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-62

800. JOHN WOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , one fixture (to wit), one leaden sink, value 6s., belonging to Robert Butters , and fixed to his dwelling-house .

ESTHER GARLAND . I lodge with Robert Butters , in Fetter-lane ; the leaden sink was fixed in the kitchen, under ground. On the 11th of April, about eleven o'clock at night, I was coming out of the back-parlour, and heard somebody coming up stairs - I saw the prisoner with the sink on his back, going out of the passage-hearing me, he threw one of the shutters down; I followed him to the street - door, and Mr. Rawlings ran out; I went into the kitchen, and found the leaden sink gone-it weighed 50lbs. Rawlings secured him, and took him to the watch-house. The lead was afterwards fitted to the sink. I am sure the prisoner is the man. The door was left open.

WILLIAM RAWLINGS . I rent the shop of Robert Butters , who lives in the back-parlour. I heard the shutter fall. Garland said a man had run out; I went out, and collared him with the sink on his shoulder.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-63

801. ELEANOR SMITH was indicted for sacrilegiously stealing, on the 1st of May , one hat, value 5s., the goods of Owen Jones , in the parish church of St. Botolph, Without Aldgate .

OWEN JONES . I live in Church-row, Aldgate, and am clerk of St. Botolph, Without Aldgate . On the 1st of May I left my hat on the vestry table, when I returned from my duty in the burial-ground, I missed it-it was about five o'clock; the prisoner was taken in about three-quarters of an hour, with it. It was almost new, and cost me 1l. 1s.

RICHARD DAVIS . I am sexton of the parish. I saw the prisoner reading the board of fees in the church, by the side of the vestry-door, the corpse was then being interred. When the hat was missed I suspected her, and ran into Rosemary-lane, where I found her offering the hat for sale. It was about a quarter before six o'clock-she wished to walk off. I took her to Jones - He claimed the hat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 32.

Of stealing to the value of 11d. only .

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-64

802. JEREMIAH HARROGAN was indicted for that he, on the 21st of March , unlawfully did utter to Mary Worral one counterfeit sixpence, knowing it to be false and counterfeit, and having one other counterfeit sixpence at the same time in his possession, knowing that also to be counterfeit .

MARY WORRALL . My father is a tobacconist, and lives in Giltspur-street . On the 21st of March the prisoner came to the shop for a quarter of an ounce of tobacco, which came to 1d. - he tendered me a sixpence, which I returned to him, it being bad. Brand was in the shop, took it from him, and took him into custody.

WILLIAM BRAND . I am a marshalman. I was in the shop, took the sixpence from the prisoner, and asked him if he had any more money? he said he had not. I found two bags hanging under his apron, one of which

contained two bad shillings, and the other eight bad sixpences.

MR. CALEB EDWARD POWEL . I am assistant to the solicitor of the Mint. The shillings and eight sixpences are all counterfeit, and have never been in circulation-the sixpences are all of the same die.

Prisoner's Defence. I sold some goods for the money.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined One Year , and to find Sureties for Two Years longer .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-65

803. MARY SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of April , one gown, value 5s. , the goods of Sarah Cogle .

SARAH COGLE . I live in Orchard-street, Westminster . On the 17th of April I hung my gown out to dry between one and two o'clock, missed it about four, and found it at the pawnbroker's that evening-the prisoner lived in the neighbourhood.

SOPHIA COGLE . I saw the prisoner go into the yard about four o'clock, but did not suspect her.

WILLIAM LANTS . I am servant to Graham and Co., pawnbrokers, Stretton-ground. On the 17th of April the prisoner pledged the gown with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-66

804. JOHN PARTON and JOHN MILLER were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , one handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of Charles Henry , from his person .

CHARLES HENRY. I live in Rathbone-place. On the 24th of April, between eight and nine o'clock at night, I was in Featherstone-buildings , the officer told me I was robbed. I missed my handkerchief, which was safe just before - He produced it to me.

THOMAS THOMPSON . I am a constable. On the 24th of April I was in Holborn about nine o'clock-it rained fast. I saw the prisoner following the prosecutor very close, until he came to Featherstone-buildings; the prisoner, Miller, then went up to him, raised the handkerchief about an inch out of his pocket, and fell back-they talked together. Parton then went up to the prosecutor, took the handkerchief out, and turned towards Eagle-street - I ran up. Just before I got to him he threw the handkerchief away. I laid hold of him, brought him back, and found the handkerchief in the road, where he threw it down. Forbes, who was with me, took Miller. I found another handkerchief concealed in Miller's breeches.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I do not think they saw me. I believe Parton is the son of a respectable man.

JOHN FORBES . I am a constable. I was with Thompson, and saw the prisoner following the prosecutor. I saw Miller go up, and pull the handkerchief a little out, then Parton took it quite out. I called after the prosecutor, and secured Miller.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

PARTON - GUILTY . Aged 18.

MILLER - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-67

805. JANE LEMON was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April , one pair of shoes, value 6s. , the goods of James Bright .

JAMES BRIGHT . I am a shoemaker , and live in Church-street, Bethnal-green . On the 23d of April, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came for a pair of shoes for her child. I shewed her a pair of shoes, she said she wanted better. While I turned round to get them I saw something under her apron, and missed the shoes. I found them in her apron - She pleaded distress.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I only took them to look at.

GUILTY . Aged 49.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-68

806. ROBERT GUTHRIE was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , 3lbs. of coffee, value 3s. , the goods of Edgar Corrie and William Corrie .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating them to be the property of William Fielden .

THIRD COUNT, the same, only stating them to be the property of John Morris .

JOHN COLE . I am a watchman, in the employ of John Morris, who is a lighterman . On the 20th of April I was watching on board the Bainbridge, which belonged to him, and laid at Alderman's Wharf, on the Middlesex side of the river-the prisoner was an excise watchman , watching the cargo, which was coffee. About two o'clock in the day he said he was sleepy. I told him he might go and lay down, and if they began to work I would call him. He went down to the fore-scuttle; he could get to the coffee-bags there - They were all safe before he went down. He staid there about half an hour, then came up, and went over the ship to the Berwick, which laid about five ships off. About six o'clock I saw him again coming ashore. Leckey told him to be sure and return by six o'clock in the morning-Leckey was come to relieve him. I noticed to Leckey that his coat pockets knocked against his legs, as if something was in them-Leckey followed him. I had seen the bags all safe half an hour before he went down. The hatches were all locked-no person went down but the prisoner.

ROBERT LECKEY. On the 20th of April I was extra excise watchman, and was put on board the Bainbridge, which laid opposite Alderman's Wharf. The prisoner and I were to relieve each other - I watched at night and he by day. I first went on board on the 18th; there were 500 bags of coffee on board, which were stowed fore and aft in the main hold. About a quarter before six o'clock I went to relieve the prisoner. In consequence of what Cole said, I followed him through Ratcliff-highway, and saw some coffee drop out of his hat as he walked. His grent-coat pockets were bulky - I overtook him. We went into a public-house together, and I sent for an officer, who

found coffee in his hat and coat pockets. He begged forgiveness, and said it was his first offence.

ROBERT WILLANS . I am constable of Shadwell. On the 20th of April I was fetched to the White Lion, public-house, about a quarter after six o'clock, and found some coffee in the prisoner's hat and in his left-hand coat pocket-it weighed 3lbs.. He said it was a trifling thing, and he never did so before. He left his great-coat in the public-house - I did not search it.

JOHN BROWN . I am a constable. I fetched the prisoner's coat from the White Lion - He said it was his; I found some coffee in it. He begged of me to say nothing about it.

WILLIAM HURST . I am inspector of the Excise. On the 21st of March, hearing the prisoner was apprehended. I went on board the Bainbridge, and found 500 bags of coffee there-one of them in particular had been cut open and sewed up with tar twine-it appeared loose; some must have been taken out. It is marked T N, No. 163, JB/C, and weighed 107lbs.

JOHN SHEPPERSON . I am foreman to Mr. John Morris.

On the 15th of April I weighed the bag JB/C, No. 163, T N-it weighed 120 lbs.

EDWARD FAULKNER . I am clerk to Edgar and William Corrie , of Mincing-lane, broker s; they bought the 500 bags of coffee for Mr. Fielden - They were put on board Morris's lighter.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the coffee of a strange man.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-69

807. GEORGE SIMPKIN was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , 12 pieces of deal quartering, value 20s., and three deal boards, value 10s. , the goods of Joseph Teale , Abraham Ausel , William Couchman , and William Hampton .

WILLIAM TAYLOR . I am a carpenter. I do not know the christian names of the prosecutors, nor is there any person here to prove them.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-70

808. ANN CLAYTON was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of February , one pair of sheets, value 5s.; one blanket, value 5s.; one quilt, value 7s.; one pillow, value 4s., and one tea-tray, value 2s., the goods of Adrian Thomas , in a lodging-room .

ANN THOMAS . I am the wife of Adrian Thomas , who is a hair-dresser , and lives in Carnaby-street, Carnaby-market . On the 19th of January I let the prisoner a furnished room at 5s. 6d. a week-the articles stated in the indictment were let with the lodging. On the 13th of February I missed her. I got the door forced open, and missed the things, which I found at the office. On the 16th of April my husband brought her home - She told us where she had pledged the property.

HUGH GANLY . I am a pawnbroker. The things were pledged with me by the prisoner in the name of Ann Wood.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was distressed.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-71

809. ANN CLAYTON was again indicted for stealing, on the 18th of March , two sheets, value 12s.; one blanket, value 8s.; one set of bed curtains, value 10s.; one pillow, value 5s., and one iron, value 6d., the goods of Thomas Strange , in a lodging-room let to the prisoner .

THOMAS STRANGE . I did not let the lodging to the prisoner.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-72

810. JOSEPH DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , one table, value 10s. , the goods of Thomas Hill .

THOMAS HILL . I am a carpenter , and live at Stretton-ground, Westminster . On the 11th of April the prisoner was brought into my shop, at three o'clock, with my table; I had seen it safe half an hour before.

JEREMIAH CONDE . I am a watchman. On the 11th of April, about three o'clock, I met the prisoner with the table-several persons were calling Stop thief! he put it down and went off; I immediately secured him, and took him back to Hill's.

WILLIAM COX . I lodge with Hill. I saw the prisoner run out of the shop with the table, and followed him. He put it down-Conde secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 43.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-73

811. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , three sheets, value 3s. , the goods of Ann Harrold .

ANN HARROLD. I keep the Feathers public-house, in Oxford-street . On the 24th of April, at eleven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner had a pint of beer at my house. About three in the afternoon I saw him coming through the passage to go out, I stopped him-my servant had informed me that there was a man in the garret. I asked him where he had been? he said, up stairs to lay down, but he had done no harm. I called Smith, who found a pair of sheets under his waistcoat, round his body. I lost three sheets.

CHARLES SMITH . I searched the prisoner, and found the sheets round his body - He was sober.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was intoxicated.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-74

812. WILLIAM GALE was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , one picture-frame, value 5s.; one lan-thorn, value 2l., and one was hand stand, value 2s., the goods of Thomas Lewis , in his dwelling-house .

MATHIAS RALPH . I am watchman of Frances-street, Tottenham-court-road. Thomas Lewis lives in Upper Montague-street, North, Russell-square . On the 18th of April, I was calling five o'clock in the morning, and saw the prisoner lurking about Frances-street; I suspected him. I called the hour twice round Thorhnaugh-street, returned to Frances-street, and missed him; I went in search of him, and found him coming out of Frances-place, with the property on his back. I said, "Is this the way you conceal things until the watchmen are gone off duty?" he said he was going to take them to a broker to have them repaired. The wash-hand stand being broken, I thought it might be as he said, and told him I would go with him to the shop. He staid at the door while I rang the bell twice; as I rang it a third time he ran away. I pursued, and took him, with assistance, in Montague-market. I never lost sight of him.

JAMES BIRD . I am a watchman. I was standing at the top of Gower-street, and saw Ralph and the prisoner with the broken stand. The prisoner ran away, I ran after him, he was stopped in Montague-market. I am sure he is the same man.

JAMES SIMS . I am a carpenter. I had the care of the prosecutor's house, and saw the things safe the day before-it is not a finished house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a man go into the building, with a bag; when he came out I went in and took the things, being distressed.

GUILTY. Aged 38.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-75

813. WILLIAM HOLLAND and GEORGE SMITH were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , at St. Pancras, in the dwelling-house of Ann Savage , widow , two silver salt-holders, value 10s.; one pepper-box, value 5s.; three table-spoons, value 9s.; one pair of sugar-tongs, value 5s.; one pair of pantaloons, value 5s.; one mantle, value 5s.; one pelisse, value 5s., and five guineas, her property; and one 1l. bank note, the property of Edward Savage .

ANN SAVAGE. I am a widow, and rent a house in Somers'-town-crescent, in the parish of St. Pancras -my son William lives with me. On the 24th of April, about half-past nine o'clock in the evening, I lost my things from my first-floor front room; the prisoner, Holland, lodged at my house, and Smith was his intimate friend. I have not found any of the property. I lost the articles stated in the indictment, and five guineas.

WILLIAM SAVAGE. I am the son of the last witness. I was with Limbrick on Monday morning, when he brought the prisoner, Smith, from the watch-house. I said nothing to induce him to confess.

JOHN LIMBRICK . I am an officer. On Sunday, the 26th of April, I apprehended the prisoner, Smith - I neither threatened or promised him. I told him it was a sin to rob a poor widow. He said he should never have thought of robbing Mrs. Savage, if it had not been for Holland. I took him to Hatton-garden, and then went and took Holland at Mrs. Savage's house, and told him what Smith had said; he denied it at first, but afterwards said Smith got in at the window, and that he was very drunk, or he should not have done it. I asked Smith what he had done with the money? he said he had bought a new hat and two pair of stockings; and that Holland bought a snuff-coloured coat with his money. On the Monday following I examined the place, and saw footsteps in the garden, and in the chair under the window. I went to the House of Correction and got Smith's shoe, which fitted to the marks in the garden and on the chair-there was a mark where a piece had come off the toe, and had been mended, I could see that mark in particular. Smith said that Holland stooped down, that he got on his back, and got in at the window. They both told where they sold the property. I went to the place, but found nothing.

WILLIAM SAVAGE re-examined. The 1l. note belonged to my brother Edward. On the Monday, when Limbrick was taking Holland to the office, I heard him say that he was very drunk, and he should not have done it if he had not been persuaded by Smith, and that they sold the things to a man in St. Giles's for 5l. I said, "You surely did not sell the five guineas?" he said, "I do not know what there was, I was so drunk."

HOLLAND'S Defence. On the evening of the robbery I was at the Duke of York, public-house, Somers'-town - I came home about eleven o'clock-my wife told me I was suspected of the robbery. Next morning I was going for some porter, and met Smith in Hart-street; next night I heard he was taken. I was much agitated, hearing I was suspected. I might have escaped if I had liked. I was taken on Monday, and told Savage I was innocent.

WILLIAM SAVAGE . It is false. He told the magistrate he pledged the coat.

SMITH'S Defence. I said Holland was concerned because I was alarmed - He is innocent.

SMITH - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 23.

HOLLAND - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 25.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-76

814. ISAAC ISAACS was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Macdonald , about eight o'clock in the night of the 4th of April , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein nineteen spoons, value 6l.; one miniature, value 5s., and six ladles, value 2l., his property .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-77

815. JOHN JORDAN was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , one watch, value 2l. 10s.; two seals, value 30s., and two keys, value 6d., the goods of Samuel Austin , in the dwelling-house of Richard Barry , Esq.

SAMUEL AUSTIN . I am servant to Richard Barry , Esq., who is a stockbroker , and lives in Guildford-street . On the 2d of May, about ten o'clock at night, I went to lay

the cloth for supper, I was up stairs about four minutes; when I got to the top of the kitchen stairs I saw the prisoner in the pantry; as I got to the bottom of the stairs he rushed out, and asked if Mr. Gordon lived there? I said, No, laid hold of him, and asked him how he got into the house? he said he fell into the area accidentally-there is an iron railing five feet high round the area-the gate was shut; I called to my fellow-servant to hold him while I got a constable - We found nothing on him. I found my watch laying on the table-cloth press in the passage, outside the pantry; I had left it on a hook at the further end of the pantry. I asked him how he meant to escape? he said he meant to go out at the hall door.

JOHN BAXTER . I am a constable. I took the prisoner into custody, and found the watch on the press in the passage.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 16.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-78

816. BRIDGET RAINER was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , one cloak, value 1l.; two gowns, value 5s.; three petticoats, value 4s. 6d.; two bed-gowns, value 18d.; one shift, value 3s.; one quilt, value 2s. 6d.; one waistcoat, value 1s.; one shirt, value 2s. 6d.; two pair of stockings, value 3s.; three handkerchiefs, value 6d.; one shawl, value 1s.; one curtain, value 2s., and two pictures, value 2d., the goods of John M'Evoy , in the dwelling-house of John Chedsworth .

JOHN M'EVOY . I have been a soldier, but have lost my sight . I lodge in John Chedsworth 's house, in Gee's-court, Oxford-street .

MARY M'EVOY . I saw the prisoner go down stairs, between eight and nine o'clock on the 15th of April, with a bundle, and ran down after her, but lost her. I knew her before, and am sure she is the woman.

MARY M'EVOY . I am the wife of John M'Evoy. I went to the Borough, and left the prisoner in the house - I had given her a lodging for two or three nights before; she went away while I was out. I lost the things stated in the indictment - I have known her twelve years.

CHARLES JAMES JOYCE . I am a pawnbroker. I have a coat, shirt, waistcoat, two gowns, and a petticoat, pledged by the prisoner, on the 16th of April, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning.

BENJAMIN TIMBREL . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner on another charge, and found the duplicates of the things on her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The woman gave them to me to pledge.

GUILTY. Aged 40.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-79

817. MARY ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of April , three gowns, value 2l. 5s.; three petticoats, value 6s.; three aprons, value 3s.; two pair of stockings, value 1s.; six handkerchiefs, value 4s.; one pair of stays, value 2s.; one pair of shoes, value 2s.; two shifts, value 3s.; and two napkins, value 1s., the goods of Jane Copeland , in the dwelling-house of Thomas Walton .

JANE COPELAND. I am a single woman . I live in Thomas Walton 's house. Bedder's-gardens, Commercial-road . On the 8th of April I went out about seven o'clock, and left the things safe in my box-the prisoner had lodged there two days; I returned at eight o'clock in the evening, and missed my things.

ANN WALTON . I am the wife of Thomas Walton. I took the prisoner to lodge with me - I left her in the house, with my little girl, on the 8th of April. I returned, and missed her and the property. I found her at a lodging-house in White Lion-yard, with the property on her, and asked her how she could rob me? she said if she had got my box I had got her's. She left a box at my house full of rags.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in great distress.

GUILTY. Aged 39.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only. Judgment respited .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-80

818. JOHN JAMES ROURKE was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of October , one coat, value 1l. 12s.; one waistcoat, value 10s., and one handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Robert Stevens , in the dwelling-house of Samuel Cordeux .

ROBERT STEVENS. I live at the Masons' Arms, Devon-shire-street, Portland-place , Samuel Cordeux keeps the house. On the 4th of October the prisoner slept in the same room with me; in the night he complained of being ill, and sat up in a chair; when I awoke in the morning he was gone, and my property also. I never found them. Last Saturday se'ennight I met him Portland-place, and gave him in charge. He took the lodging for a week, and absconded the first night-nobody else was missing.

JAMES OLDERSHAW . I slept in the room with the prosecutor and prisoner. About one o'clock in the morning the prisoner complained of being ill, and sat up on a chair-he did not come to bed again. I went to sleep-when I awoke he was gone.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

GUILTY. Aged 22.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-81

819. THOMAS MACLEAN was indicted for feloniously assaulting William Wood on the King's highway, on the 2d of April , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 3l.; one ribbon, value 1d., and one key, value 6d., his property .

WILLIAM WOOD. I am servant to Mr. Peter Still , of Montague-square. On the 2d of April, about five minutes before ten o'clock at night, I met the prisoner in Montague-square . He made a stumble, which threw me down - I thought it was accidental. As he was helping me up again he must have drawn the watch out of my fob. I had my hands in my breeches pocket, and could not help myself - I did not suspect him at that time. He asked my

pardon, which I willingly granted him; we wished each other a good night, bowed, and parted. He went one way and I the other. I went ten or twelve yards further, and missed my watch. I had seen no other person-he must be the man who took it. I looked round, but he was out of sight, and I thought it useless to pursue. On the 13th of April I was coming down Oxford-street, just below Stratford-place, and met him. There was a strong light from a cheesemonger's shop - I had a friend with me. I said he was very much like the man who took my watch. I went back, and walked by his side two or three yards - I was not certain that he was the man. I asked him how he was, and if he did not know me? he said, No. I said, "I think I know you; and if I am not mistaken, you are the person who took my watch the other night." At these words he said, "D-n it! if you will walk a little way I will settle it with you"- this convinced me that he was the man. I took hold of his arm; I suppose he thought I intended to walk with him, which I did for a few yards, till we met a watchman, I then gave him in charge-we took him to Marylebone watch-house - He then said that he knew where the watch was. He did not choose to tell where it was, but he had pledged it. He asked me to go to his friends, I refused. My watch was found at a pawnbroker's in Prince's-street.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. I am positive he is the man. It appeared to me as accidental at the time.

COURT. Q. How was you pushed down- A. He pretended to stumble, and knocked me down- he lifted me up.

RICHARD COATES . I am a constable; the prisoner was given into my charge - I found nothing on him but a latch-key. I locked him up. About a quarter of an hour after, he knocked at the prison-door, and asked if there was any person I could send for a friend of his? I told him there was not at that time. He then asked me what I thought of his case? I told him I thought it would go very hard with him. He then said he had taken the watch from the young man, and it was pledged at a pawnbroker's, of the name of Dobree, be believed, but did not rightly know the name. I asked him where the duplicate was? he said a person had got it, but he should decline telling who it was, as he did not wish him to know where he was. Next day I found the watch at Dogherty's, in Prince's-street, pledged in the name of Maclean. He said Mary Honour pledged it, and she lived in Richmond-street.

ALEXANDER FRAZIER . I am a watchman. On the 13th of April about half-past nine o'clock at night, I was in James-street- the prosecutor gave the prisoner into my charge.

THOMAS DEBENHAM . I live with Mr. Dogherty, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Princes-street. On the 3d of April Mary Honour pledged the watch with me.

MARY HONOUR. I am a charwoman. The prisoner gave me the watch to pledge for 25s. - I gave him the money.

Cross-examined. He is a servant out of place.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY. Aged 23.

Of stealing from the person only . Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-82

820. JOHN LE KEUX and HARRIET DYER were indicted for feloniously assaulting Samuel Hodgetts on the 15th of April , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, eight sixpences, six shillings, and one 1l. bank note, his property .

SAMUEL HODGETTS. I am a Chelsea pensioner . On the 15th of April I had been to receive my pension, and met the prisoner, Dyer, at the corner of Essex-street. I went to a house in Sugarloaf-court , and stopped two or three hours with her. The other prisoner came into the room, knocked me down, and took my money out of my breeches pocket-the female prisoner assisted him. They tore my handkerchief off, and pushed me out of doors. I gave information at the watch-house - We were all taken there. Next morning, as we were going before the magistrate, Le Keux told me to say I did not know who robbed me, and he would get my handkerchief and return the money. He came into the room out of a loft. I had been drinking.

ROBERT HOCKLEY . I am a watchman. About half-past one o'clock in the morning of the 16th of April, I was fetched to Sugarloaf-court, and saw the prosecutor lying down with his head against the door of the house - He said he had been robbed. I broke the door open, and found the prisoner, Le Keux in the loft-Dyer was in the top room. I asked her how much money she had? she said half a crown - I found that and 5s. more on her.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-83

821. THOMAS BAMBRIDGE , THOMAS MURPHY , and BENJAMIN WYNN were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Julia Levene , widow , about nine o'clock in the night of the 28th of April , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, two pictures, value 18d., and one table-cloth, value 3s., her property .

JULIA LEVENE . I am a widow, and live in Fashion-court, Spitalfields . On the 28th of April I went out about nine o'clock in the morning, and returned at half-past eight o'clock at night, and found my door broken open, and the pictures and table-cloth gone.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. I was fetched home-it was then dark- my things were all lying about the floor; my trunk was emptied.

WILLIAM FOSBROOK . I keep a coal-shed at the corner of Fashion-court. On the 28th of April, about half-past eight o'clock- I was fastening my shutters, and saw the prisoner, Wynn, standing at the corner of my house; he was singing very loud, and appeared agitated, which made me suspect him. I turned the corner of the court, he then called out "Wooey!" quite loud. I ran up the court to Levene's house, as she was out. The prisoner, Bambridge, ran out with some linen under his arm - I knew him before; he dropped it at the door; I pursued, and caught him about the middle of the court, and asked him where he had been? he said, "Nowhere." I saw some linen in his hand, which was behind him, and took it from him. As I was taking him back to the house Murphy ran out with a load of linen, which he also dropped at the door. I took Bambridge to the watch-house. I knew Murphy before - He had a remarkable ragged coat on. They had a light in

the house, which they extinguished when they ran out. As I returned from the watch-house, I was told he was at a public-house in Brick-lane- I went, and found him standing at the door- I am sure he is the man; I gave him in charge. I went to the house, and found they had broken the bolt off the shutters- it was quite dark.

Cross-examined. I knew them both before. Bambridge had a candle in his hand, I saw his face. When I took Murphy, a gentleman said he had something about him; he immediately unbuttoned his coat, and threw out the table-cloth.

JAMES ADAMSON . I am the watch inspector. On the 29th of April I was going on duty, and met the prisoner, Wynn, and Gordon, who is not here, about a quarter before one o'clock in the morning. As they passed me I heard Gordon say to Wynn, "Hold your tongue!"-Wynn used a bad expression, which made me notice them. I turned back, and followed them to Paternoster-row, opposite Spitalfields church; I then heard Wynn say, "If we had had a little more patience we should have done the trick." I immediately took them both. Wynn said he lived at No. 15, White Lion-street - I found it was false.

THOMAS HART . I am constable of the night. The prisoners were brought to the watch-house. Adamson has spoken correctly.

Cross-examined. Murphy's clothes were ragged.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MURPHY'S Defence. I never saw the other prisoners - I was at the corner of the street.

BAMBRIDGE - GUILTY. Aged 16.

MURPHY - GUILTY. Aged 17.

WYNN - GUILTY. Aged 17.

Of stealing only . Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-84

822. FREDERICK MEYERS , CHRISTOPHER FERNANDI, alias CLARKE , THOMAS WHITE , JOHN WHITE , and SARAH WHITE were indicted for stealing, on the 2d of April , 200lbs. of lead, value 20s., belonging to William West , Richard Laycock , William White , and Andrew Mensal , and fixed to a building of their's .

THOMAS BINNING . I am servant to William Segnier , who is a baker, and lives in Green-street, Kentish-town. On the 2d of April, between ten and eleven o'clock at night, I heard that some persons were stealing lead off the premises, No. 7, Mortimer-terrace, Kentish-town - I went there, remained at the door, and saw some persons doing something at the top of the house; I waited there a few minutes, and Thomas White came out of the door- I collared him. He asked me why I collared him? and said he had been at work for Meyers, but knew nothing of him, and asked me to let him go- I took him to the watch-house. The door was shut the moment he came out.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. Meyers lived in the house.

WILLIAM SHIPTON . I am a carman, and live in Pleasant-row, Mortimer-terrace. I was coming from my stable at half-past nine o'clock at night, and heard a noise on the top of some uninhabited houses in Mortimer-terrace. I got over a garden opposite the houses, waited there sometime, and saw some men go along the roofs of the uninhabited houses to the roof of No. 7, with something under their arms. I went to Segnier and told him.

ROBERT VIZER . I am a timber-merchant, and live at No. 8, Mortimer-terrace. I came home about nine o'clock, Mr. Mensal gave me information - I staid there listening, and thought I heard something rattling. On coming out of my door, I saw somebody open the door of No. 7, and peep out. I then went and supped with Mr. Mensal. While we were at supper Segnier fetched us- we all went to the back of the terrace. We got some pistols, went on the top of No. 10, and got on the roofs of the houses. I found a large hole in the roof of No. 7. We returned, and went to the front of the house, and found the constable demanding admission, which was refused by persons within. I went to the back of my house to prevent their escaping behind. I heard them climbing over the palings to make their escape. I ran through my own house, gave information, and returned to the back again. One of them came running back and climbed over the paling into the garden of No. 7. I told him to stand, or I would blow his brains out- he ran into the house. I got over, tried the back-door, and called out that I would fire if they came out. Segnier and the constable came to my assistance. We broke the back-door open and got in. Meyers ran from the back-door into the front parlour; I followed, pushed the door open, and told him I would fire if he resisted- we secured him. I found John and Sarah White in the back parlour. Sarah White called out, "For God's sake, what is the matter? here are only me and my brother." We secured them, opened the back-door, and let the witnesses in. I went down to the kitchen, and found the copper and range, which had been fixed, was removed. When we got to the upper floor we found a ladder under the trap-door, which communicated with the roof, and a great deal of dirt on the floor, as if something had been taken off the roof. I found a quantity of lead rolled up, and put in the fire-place of the front room- it was fresh cut; there were two or three hundred weight. We took the prisoners to the watch-house - We found Fernandi and Thomas White there.

JOHN HENSON . I am a constable. I was sent for about a quarter after eleven o'clock, and took charge of the prisoners. I took the lead to the office, and afterwards fitted it to the houses Nos. 5 and 6, Mortimer-terrace, and found it fitted the gutters. - there was about 21/2 owt. Nos. 5 and 6 were empty houses.

WILLIAM SEGNIER . I am a baker, and live in Green-street. On the 2d of April, after nine o'clock at night, I was informed that some persons were stealing lead, I went through No. 10, got on the roof, and saw a person on the roof of No. 7, handing something down to the upper room. We came down, went to the door, and demanded admittance. Sarah White said that Meyers was not at home- that no person was at home but her, and she would not open the door. I went through Vizer's house, next door, to the back, which is close to the back-door of No. 7, and heard a scuffling over the palings which parted the gardens of the empty houses from No. 7. I went round to the back of the empty houses to No. 7, and heard somebody running before me. Vizer and I broke open the

door; we found John and Sarah White in the passage- I found Meyers in the front parlour behind the door. I told him he appeared a very different character than when he came to my house two days before; he was then like a gentleman, but now he was like a plumber's labourer. He was dressed as a labouring man, and appeared to have been working very hard; his hands were very black, as if he had been getting lead off the roof. I found nineteen pieces of lead folded up in the fire-place of the upper room- it appeared to have been recently cut. There was a hole in the roof; the tiling had been taken off and the lafhs broken-the trap-door only goes into the cock-loft. I took Meyers to the watch-house - I found a false frill on him. He came to my house two days before, and said he had taken the house, No. 7, Mortimer-terrace, and a stable in Glocester-place, and wanted hay, straw, and corn. John White afterwards came with an order from him for hay and corn, and represented himself as his groom.

Cross-examined. The girl would not let us in. I heard her voice. The people called to her from the top of the house to refuse admission.

RICHARD JONES . I am a watchman. I went to the back of No. 7, about a quarter before ten o'clock. Fernandi came over a fence seven feet high, making his escape from No. 7- I laid hold of him. He said, "What is the matter? I have done no harm, let me go;" I refused until I knew what was the matter.

WILLIAM BROWN. I am constable of the night. I was fetched to the premises, saw Thomas White come out, and stopped him. He said he was Meyers's hostler.

ANDREW MENSAL . The houses No. 5 and 6 are vested in the hands of William West , Richard Laycock , William White , and myself, as trustee s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MEYERS' Defence. The lead, ladder, and dirt were in the house when I took it.

FERNANDI'S Defence. I went to take Meyers some clothes. I heard an alarm, and jumped over the palings.

THOMAS WHITE 'S Defence. My son and daughter went to clean the house down for Meyers. I went to fetch them-as I came out I was taken.

JOHN WHITE'S Defence. We were going home with our father.

CORNELIUS HILL . I am a labourer. Meyers sent for me to white-wash a room. I saw the lead in the fire-place there. It was about the 26th of March.

COURT. Q. Was it in the upper room- A. I do not know whether it was in the upper room- it was the two pair of stairs back room. It was in the Easter holidays. I did not do the room. I live at Shadwell. It was to come to 4s. 6d. - he said he would consider of it. He lived at Limehouse.

MR. SEGNIER. The prisoner, Meyers, first went into the house on the 31st of March-it was a new house.

MEYERS - GUILTY . Aged 33.

T. WHITE - GUILTY . Aged 45.

Transported for Seven Years .

(See Nos. 745 & 756.) FERNANDI - GUILTY . Aged 37.

JOHN WHITE - NOT GUILTY .

SARAH WHITE - NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-85

823. THOMAS SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of April , seven books, value 14s., the goods of Atlee Hunt ; four books, value 20s., the goods of Thomas Wild ; and one book, value 1s., the goods of Weekly Philip .

DAVID WILSON . I keep a second-hand book-shop in Carnaby-market-the prisoner has sold me books three times. He said he had lived with a clergyman, and when he lost him he lost the best friend he had, and that he gave him the books. On the 4th of April he brought a quantity of books; having some suspicion, I paid him for them, and communicated my suspicions to Mr. Sewell, whose name was in a Watts's Hymn-book, which the prisoner sold me. Mr. Hunt, and another gentleman called on me on the Monday following. We agreed that I should stop the prisoner when he came again. On the Thursday he came, and I stopped him. I produce the books he sold me.

ATLEE HUNT. I live at Harmondsworth, and attend the chapel at Harlington . On Saturday, the 4th of April, I found the chapel broken open, and robbed. A window had been opened by taking out a pane of glass, they then entered the chapel, and broke the vestry open in the same way - A great many books and other things were taken; they broke open a desk. I lost seven books out of the drawer in my pew- I had them safe on the Sunday. Rippon's Selection, which has been produced, belongs to me. I saw the chapel on the Friday night; it was not broken open then.

THOMAS WILD . I rented a pew in the chapel. Two Bibles and two hymn-books belong to me.

JOHN COTTERIL . I am a labourer. On Saturday morning, between nine and ten o'clock, I found the chapel broken open - I keep the key. I was there on the Wednesday before, the books were then in their places.

AUGUSTUS DAWS. I live at Hatton. I was at the chapel on Thursday evening, the 7th of April- every thing was safe then; we used some of the books which were stolen.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them of a man on Hounslow-heath.

GUILTY . Aged 39.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-86

824. JOHN LIGHTFOOT was indicted for embezzlement .

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-87

825. ROBERT MILES was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April , one trunk, value 2s.; 18 shirts, value 5l.; 21 cravats, value 20s.; 20 pair of stockings, value 23s.; 15 handkerchiefs, value 10s.; two night-caps, value 1s.; six shifts, value 2l.; four sheets, value 10s.; eight table-cloths, value 2l.; three pillow-cases, value 3s., and two towels, value 2s. , the goods of George Woodfall .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating them to be the property of William Rance .

MARY BERRYMAN. I am laundress to Mr. George Woodfall , who lives at Shepperton. On the 23d of April I sent a box, containing the articles stated in the indictment, to town. I delivered it to Rance, to take to Great Dean's-yard, Westminster.

WILLIAM RANCE. I am a carrier from Chertsey to London. I received the box from Berryman, and brought it safe to the White Horse, in Friday-street , on Thursday night, the 23d of April. I did not unload the waggon until next morning. I do not know what became of it.

CHARLES STARK . I am servant to Rance. About half-past nine o'clock at night, I got into the waggon at the White Horse, and fell over the box; it laid on the chaff that I wanted for the horses - I left it safe in the waggon.

JOHN TILLEY . I am a watchman of Whitechapel. On the 23d of April, about a quarter past ten o'clock at night, I came up with three men in French-street - each of them had a bundle; I attacked the last man, he dropped his bundle and escaped-the other two turned the corner. I sprang my rattle and pursued, calling Stop thief! I picked up another bundle at the corner of Halifax-street, the prisoner was taken in Halifax-street. He is not the man who escaped.

JOHN COKELEY. I am a watchman of Spitalfields, which joins Whitechapel. I heard the rattle sprung, went to the corner of Halifax-street, and saw the prisoner with a bundle; he laid it down on a step. I pursued, calling Stop thief! A man who stood at a door, stopped him - He did not run above ten yards, and was not out of my sight. I am sure he is the man.

JOHN WILSON . I am a carpenter. I came out, hearing the alarm, and heard some person running on the other side of the way; I crossed over, and collared the prisoner, the watchman came to my assistance. On going along Osborn-street he was rescued from us. I took him again, and am sure he is the man. I put him in the watch-house.

RICHARD PLUNKETT . I am a beadle. The prisoner and property were delivered to me at the watch-house.

Prisoner's Defence. I was passing and the man caught me.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-88

826. JOHN READY was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of April , one hat, value 10s. , the goods of John Lord Rolle .

WILLIAM COOMBS. I am servant to Lord Rolle. On the 22d of April, in the morning, I lost my hat off the nail in the passage below stairs.

JOHN WALES . I am a constable. On the 22d of April I was in Grosvenor-square, and saw the prisoner standing in Upper Grosvenor-street - I watched and saw him go down Lord Rolle's area there - He returned, I followed him into Mount-street, and asked him what was under his coat? he said it was a hat he had bought of a Jew in Oxford-street. I took him back to Lord Rolle's, where it was claimed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought it in Upper Grosvenor-street, of a Jew.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Six Months and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-89

827. JOHN BRADBURY was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , one staff tipped with silver, value 3l., the property of William Poole , from his person .

WILLIAM POOLE. I am an officer of the King's Bench ; I was at a bull-bait in Tothil-fields , on the 14th of April, looking for some prisoners, who had escaped. My friend who was with me, said, "Poole, mind! or you will be robbed." I immediately looked down, found my coat unbuttoned, and saw my staff going from my left side; I I seized the hand that was taking it, by the sleeve, with the head of the staff-it was the prisoner. I took him into custody.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. My staff was in my side pocket. I do not know how my coat was opened-there was a great crowd. I saw my staff in his hand.

JOHN SMITHERMAN . I was with Poole - He has spoken correctly. I took the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 39.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-90

828. JOHN HOOPER was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of April , one watch, value 5l.; one seal, value 5s., and one key, value 6s., the goods of John Rue , from his person .

JOHN RUE. I am a surgeon , and live in Charles-street, Westminster . On the 6th of April, I was standing at my door for admittance, about twelve o'clock at night, a man ran by and snatched my watch out of my fob - I pursued, but lost him. He appeared stouter, and not so tall as the prisoner.

WILLIAM SQUIRES . I am a watchman. On the 6th of April, about twelve o'clock at night, I was in Charles-street. I heard the alarm, ran out, and was told the man had ran up another street; I found the prisoner behind a privy at the bottom of Eastwood's stable-yard - He said he had not got the watch? I had said nothing about it. I took him into a public-house, Mr. Rue came in, and said if he could have his watch again he should go about his business. The prisoner said he would go and get it. I asked him to tell me where he had dropped it; he said,"Just down by where I ran." I went to the yard, and brought it in.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I heard the alarm, and pursued some person, whom I did not see. The man who said he had ran down the yard, was shorter and stouter than the prisoner.

JOHN M'KENNA. I am watchman of Crown-street. I saw a person run along the stable-yard, which is no thoroughfare. Squires came up and took the prisoner. I found the watch where the prisoner was taken.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MR. RUE re-examined. I did not hear the prisoner say where the watch was.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not say where the watch was.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-91

829. WILLIAM CLARKE , ELEANOR JOHNSON , and MARY ROBINSON were indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , from the person of James Taylor , one handkerchief, value 3s.; one waistcoat, value 3s., one 2l. and one 1l. bank note, his property .

JAMES TAYLOR. I am a sailor . On the 30th of April, between ten and eleven o'clock at night, I met the prisoner, Robinson, in Drury-lane , and went home with her. In the morning I missed my money and handkerchief out of my jacket pocket - She was gone also. I had been drinking the evening before, but knew what I was about.

JAMES M'CARTHY . I am watchman at the corner of Bull and Gate-yard. I heard the prisoner, Johnson, demanding a 1l. note of Clarke, in Holborn. I turned them away; they went along Holborn, and I followed them. Johnson collared Clarke, and said she would have her share of it. I took them to the watch-house, with assistance. I held the man, and another watchman took the woman. I searched Clarke, and found a handkerchief and a waistcoat concealed behind his back, and a 1l. note in his hand - We had great difficulty in getting it from him.

JAMES TAYLOR . I was with the watchman at half-past three o'clock in the morning, when the prisoners were together. The handkerchief and waistcoat were found between Clarke's own jacket and shirt, and the note in his hand. He said he bought the waistcoat in Rosemary-lane.

MORRIS WELCH . I am a watchman. I assisted in taking the prisoners to the watch-house. We took Robinson in the room-Clarke belonged to that room.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CLARKE'S Defence. I found the things under a doorway.

CLARKE - GUILTY . Aged 26.

ROBINSON - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

JOHNSON- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-92

830. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of March , one coat, value 5s., the goods of James Wright , from the person of John James Wright .

JOHN JAMES WRIGHT. I am nine years of age. On the 31st of March I was in St. John-street, and met the prisoner at the top of Cow-cross, he gave me a knife, and gave my brother thirty-two songs; he said, "Come along with me and I will give you a ship." He got me into St. John-square , pulled my coat off, and my brother's also, and ran away - I lost sight of him. I am sure he is the boy.

JAMES WRIGHT. I am father of the last witness. On the 31st of March, about seven o'clock in the evening, my wife told me my sons had been robbed of their coats-the little one had his returned. On the 12th of April I sent the last witness to the top of St. John-street, on an errand. he met the prisoner at the top of West-street, and got him secured, and brought to me. As we were going along he said he was the boy who took the coat, and that he had pledged it at Peachey's, in Goswell-street, for 4s. 6d.

HENRY PEACHEY . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Goswell-street. I took the coat in pledge of the prisoner on the 31st of March.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-93

831. RICHARD WELLINGTON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of April , eleven napkins, value 20s., and one table-cloth, value 10s. , the goods of Mary Sarah Nasmyth , widow .

ELIZA DAVISON . I am housekeeper to Mrs. Mary Sarah Nasmyth , who lives in Lower Harley-street ; the things were on the window-cill of my room - I left the room at one o'clock, and went into the kitchen; a man came and asked if I had lost any thing? I went and found my window lifted up and my things gone. He must have gone down the area steps to take them.

WILLIAM BODY . I am a coachman. I saw the prisoner run up the mews with the things under his arm. I secured him, and took the things back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man gave them to me at the top of the steps.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-94

832. HENRY COX was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , one pair of shoes, value 2s., the goods of James Lindsay , Esq., commonly called Lord Lindsay; and one pair of shoes, value 2s., the goods of James Lindsay , Esq .

GEORGE MORSE . I am servant to Lady Ann Burrell . On the 10th of April, about half-past ten o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came down the area steps, and rattled the door; in about a minute he went into the servant's hall, took two pair of shoes, and put them into his bosom - He went out with them, I took him in the area, with them. They belong to Lord Lindsay and Captain James Lindsay.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was distressed.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-95

833. BENJAMIN BUNKER and RICHARD KITCHENER were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , nine live tame fowls, price 13s. , the goods of John Kemp .

JOHN KEMP . I am a carman , and live in Edgware-road . On the 19th of April, at night, all my fowls were safe in my hen-house, which is inclosed in the yard. About half-past one o'clock in the morning I was disturbed by my dog barking; I got up, looked out at the window, and saw the prisoner, Bunker, taking the tiles off the hen-house, and killing the fowls and giving them to Kitchener as fast as he killed them - He put them into a bag. I got up,

and awoke my neighbour - They ran into the field, we ran after them. In getting over into the field they dropped the bag with nine fowls - A crow-bar laid by the side of it. I followed them to some hay-ricks, went round, and secured them under one of the ricks.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. I swear they are the men - I knew them before.

JACOB KEMPTON . Kemp called me. I saw a man taking the tiles off the hen-house; I dressed myself, went out, followed them, and secured them in the hay-rick.

KITCHENER'S Defence. We came to town for a job, and slept in the hay-rick.

BUNKER - GUILTY . Aged 29.

KITCHENER - GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-96

834. MICHAEL STOW was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of April , 50lbs. of lead, value 5s., belonging to John Chesment Severn , Esq ., and fixed to a certain house, his property .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be fixed to a building.

JOHN SHIELDS . I am a Thames Police-officer. On the 2d of April, about half-past five o'clock in the morning, I met the prisoner in Back-lane, with some lead in his apron - I asked him where he got it from? he said he got it from a house in Church-lane, and was going to take it home - I took him into custody. As I was taking him to the office he made his escape; I afterwards saw him at the office, and am sure he is the man. Back-lane is close to St. Ann-street. I fitted the lead to the gutter of the house, No. 21, St. Ann-street, and it fitted exactly.

JOSEPH GALLAWAY . I was with Shields - He has spoken correctly. On the 13th of April I took the prisoner at the Black Eagle, in Nightingale-lane - I am certain he is the man. I asked him how he came by the lead? he said a man named Hammond cut it off the roof, and brought it to the door to him.

ROBERT MATT . I collect the rents for John Chesment Severn , Esq. The cieling of the house No. 21, St. Ann-street , was cut through, and the partition cut to get out. I compared the lead with the gutter, it fitted exactly. We have had thirteen houses stripped of the lead. We have lost about one hundred weight off each house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found the lead in Back-lane.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-97

835. MARY HARNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , 11lbs. of bacon, value 6s. , the goods of Thomas Gamage .

THOMAS GAMAGE. I am a cheesemonger , and live in King-street, Seven Dials . On the 2d of May, the prisoner came into the shop and bought two rashers of bacon; she went to the back part of the shop, put a large piece of bacon under her shawl, and walked out. I followed, and took her with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I thought it was the rashers I had bought.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-98

836. JOHN BOWYER was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , 24oz. of tea, value 10s. , the goods of Ambrose Mathias Peck .

JOHN MILTON . I am shopman to Mr. Ambrose Mathias Peck , tea-dealer , in the Strand . On the 10th of April, in the morning, I observed 24oz. of tea concealed in a lumber-room below stairs-it was in a handkerchief, which I knew to be the prisoner's; he was our porter . I informed Mr. Peck - We sent him out in order to examine it. I ran down, and found it had been removed - He went down stairs before he went out; I called him back. Mr. Peck charged him with stealing tea - He denied any knowledge of it. We sent for a constable, who searched, and found it in the same room, but in a different place to where I at first found it-it was in a basket, which hung up. I am certain no person but him had been down stairs; nobody could have removed it but him.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. I never quarrelled with the prisoner - I suspected him.

SAMUEL ROBERTS . I am a constable. I was sent for; I found the tea in a basket, which hung in the cellar. The prisoner claimed the handkerchief it was wrapped in.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-99

837. CHARLES AYLESBURY was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , one watch, value 5l.; one chain, value 1l.; three seals, value 1l., and one key, value 3s. , the goods of William Spicer .

WILLIAM SPICER. I work for Mr. Pickering. On the 4th of May, about half-past seven o'clock in the evening, I left my watch in the privy, at the Pomegranate, public-house , which is kept locked. I missed it about a quarter of an hour after, went to the clerk for the key, and found it gone. I made inquiry about it-the prisoner said he had been there, but had not seen it. I offered him 2l. to give it up; he still denied having it - I gave him in charge. I found the watch at the pawnbroker's.

JOHN DAVIS . The prisoner was given into my charge - He denied knowing any thing of it. I found the duplicate of a coat on him, pledged in Russell-street; we took him there - They told him he had offered the chain there. He afterwards acknowledged he had found the watch, and pledged it in Grosvenor-street.

JAMES KILLICK . I am a pawnbroker. On the 5th of May the prisoner pledged the watch with me in the name of Wright.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it in the privy.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-100

838. ANDREW JACOBS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April , one fixture (i.e.) one copper, value 1l., belonging to William Orr , and fixed to a certain building of his .

WILLIAM ORR . I am a merchant , and live at Islington. On the 8th of April I lost the copper from a house of mine in Cross-street, Islington . I ordered my servant to open the house in the daytime, to air it-in the evening he did not come to shut it up, as usual - I went to do it myself. When I came to the door, I found it bolted inside. I got my gardener to go through the adjoining house, and get in the back way. He opened the front door, and let me and the watchman in. I found the copper unfixed, and taken into one of the parlours, and the lead pipe, which branches from the cistern, wrenched from the wall, but not taken away. I found the prisoner behind one of the bedroom doors, and gave him in charge - I knew nothing of him. Next morning I found a skeleton key, a screw-driver, and a file in the house.

ROBERT BROWN . I am constable of the night. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house - I found a knife on him. I asked him how he could go into the house, and take the copper? he said some ladies had been to see the house; as they went along the street he heard them say there were some very good fixtures, which induced him to go-that he had been four nights trying to get in, and that distress had driven him to it.

JOHN STEVENS . I am a gardener. I got in at the back of the house, let in the prosecutor, and found the copper moved into the parlour, and the prisoner behind the two pair of stairs room-door.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-101

839. ANTONIA MURPHY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of April , one table-cloth, value 5s. , the goods of Margaret Miles .

ELIZA HARDY . I am servant to Margaret Miles , who is a laundress , and lives in Rochester-row, Westminster . On the 21st of April, about three o'clock, I hung the table-cloth out to dry-in about a quarter of an hour after, I heard the alarm, went out, and missed it.

ANN EVANS . I saw the prisoner and two others pass my door, which is opposite the prosecutrix's. The prisoner had the cloth in his apron. I called to him, he ran away, but was stopped.

SUSAN FAR . I saw the prisoner run off the drying-ground with something in his apron.

RICHARD SMITHERS . The prisoner was given into my charge. I asked him what he had done with the cloth which he had in his apron? he said he had no apron on - I found his apron under his waistcoat; the cloth was thrown over a wall.

HENRY BATES . I saw the prisoner throw the cloth over the wall.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Confined One Month , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-102

840. WILLIAM WRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , one handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of Thomas Lane Crockit , from his person .

THOMAS LANE CROCKIT . On the 18th of April, about nine o'clock in the evening, I was in Holborn , and heard a noise behind me; immediately after, a man ran across the way-my handkerchief dropped before him, a man picked it up.

THOMAS THOMPSON . I am an officer. I was in Holborn, and saw the prisoner, with another, very active in picking pockets. He followed the prosecutor, and pulled the handkerchief out a little way, he then went up to him again, took it quite out, and ran away - I crossed the road just before. I took him, and he threw it down.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-103

841. WILLIAM MERREDEW and WILLIAM HURDSFIELD were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , 35 yards of flannel, value 35s. , the goods of Humphrey Sexton .

HUMPHREY SEXTON. I am a haberdasher , and live in Bethnal-green-road . On the 13th of April, about half-past seven o'clock at night, I was called down, and found my flannel taken from the door.

SARAH ADAMS . I am the prosecutor's servant. I was coming from the mangler's, about half-past seven o'clock in the evening, and saw the prisoner, Hurdsfield, take the flannel, and give it to Merredew - I called my master; I lost the men. I am sure Hurdsfield is one. I am not quite certain of the other.

JOHN TWEEDY . I am a headborough of St. Luke's. On the 13th of April, I was standing in Golden-lane, about half-past eight o'clock at night, and saw the prisoners come down Cowheel-alley, into Golden-lane; Merredew had a bundle under his arm. I took Merredew, and asked him what he had got? he said it was flannel; it was rolled up in two aprons. He said, if I would go with him he would shew me where he got it from. I took him to the watch-house. Hurdsfield was outside the door; I sent for Prince. When he saw Prince he ran away; I took him about a fortnight after. I am sure he was with Merredew.

JOSEPH PRINCE . I am an officer. I was sent for, and found a knife on Merredew. As we were taking him to the watch-house, the gang came up and said, "I wish you luck!" and attempted to rescue him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

HURDSFIELD'S Defence. I have not been to Bethnal-green-road these twelve months.

MERREDEW'S Defence. A gentleman gave it to me to carry to Aldersgate-street.

MERREDEW - GUILTY . Aged 28.

HURDSFIELD - GUILTY . Aged 33.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-104

842. JOHN M'GREGOR was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of April , 39 knives, value 18s., and seven forks, value 2s. , the goods of Thomas Dale ; and THOMAS

AVERY was indicted for feloniously receiving 36 knives, value 17s., and seven forks, value 2s., part and parcel of the said goods, he well knowing them to have been stolen .

THOMAS DALE. I keep the Belvidere tavern, at Pentonville ; the prisoner, M'Gregor, occasionally assisted as waiter - I missed knives and forks, and directed that he should be watched. We found some on him, and in consequence of what he said, I took him, with Read, to the prisoner Avery's house, at Battle-bridge - He is a razor grinder . We searched, and found three dozen of knives and seven forks, in different parts of the house, which are mine. M'Gregor said, in his presence, that he sold them to him for a penny each, and that he had given two-pence for the carving-knife. Avery said that he had given three-halfpence for some; and that the boy came to him and said his father was a cutler in distress. The boy said he used to take the knives for him, and that he gave him two pence to bring more; that he used to encourage him to steal them, and that Avery said he would buy any thing that the boys of the neighbourhood brought him. Read took him.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. The carving-knife is worth above 2s.; they had all been used, and did not appear as if they came from a cutler.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer. I took M'Gregor to Avery's house with Mr. Dale, he has spoken correctly.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

AVERY'S Defence. The boy brought them to me, and said his father was overstocked with them. I gave him a penny each for some of them, and twopence or three-pence each for the others - They were notched.

M'GREGOR - GUILTY . Aged 13.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

AVERY - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-105

843. THOMAS ROSEWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of March , 200lbs. of lead, value 20s., belonging to George Winch , and fixed to a certain house of his .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be fixed to a building.

GEORGE WINCH. I have a house under repair at Shepperton , I live about a mile from it, but I see it every day. The prisoner had been employed as a labourer there, but not at the time the leaden pipe was unfixed and stolen from the kitchen. I lost about 400lbs. from the building; 200lbs. of which was found on the prisoner - it was afterwards compared with the building, and it fitted exactly.

THOMAS WHITE . I am a hawker, and live at Laleham, about two miles from the house. I went to the prisoner's house in consequence of what my wife told me, and asked him if he had any lead to sell? he said he had; I asked him if he came honestly by it? he said he did - He did not shew it to me. I thought I would make further inquiry; I heard Mr. Winch had lost some, and told him. On the 16th of April I went to his house and weighed the lead; I again asked him if he got it honestly? he said, Yes, but would not tell me where he got it. The constable and Mr. Winch came in and took him. We found 212lbs. of lead there. I took the pipe to the house, and it fitted in every respect.

DANIEL NORTH . I am constable of Shepperton. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house with the lead; next morning I went to his house, and found a pipe, weighing 19lbs. which fitted the house exactly; the rest was cut into too small pieces to fit-it was gutter lead. The prisoner said he helped to steal it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-106

844. ELEANOR NICHOLLS , ELEANOR SPLAIN , and MARGARET FITZGERALD were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , 56lbs. of soap, value 2l. 14s.; 4lbs. of stone blue, value 5s., and 3lbs. of mustard, value 3s. , the goods of Joseph Metcalfe and John Metcalfe .

JOHN METCALFE. I am an oilman , in partnership with Joseph Metcalfe; we live in East Smithfield . On the 16th of April, about nine o'clock in the morning, the prisoner, Nicholls, called at our shop, and ordered the articles stated in the indictment, which came to 3l. 6s. 3d., and requested me to send them as soon as possible to Mr. Thomas Jones 's, No. 15, Nightingale-lane - She said she was married, and was going to open a chandler's shop there. I sent Lewis with them, and ordered him not to leave them without the money. About five minutes after he was gone with them Splain called to know if the goods were sent to King Henry-yard, Nightingale-lane? I told her they were sent to No. 15, Nightingale-lane - She left. I am sure she is the woman. I did not give my porter a receipt.

JOHN LEWIS . I am porter to Messrs. Metcalfe's. I took the goods to No.15, Nightingale-lane, which I found to be a hair-dresser's shop; they knew nothing about them. I had heard Nicholls, the night before, telling Mr. Joseph Metcalfe that they had taken a shop in King Henryyard. I went there and could not find them, and was returning with the goods. As I came out of the yard I met the three prisoners together. I am sure of their persons. They said they had been to my masters', who said I was gone with the goods, and I must go back with them, for the house they had taken was at the bottom of the yard - I returned with them. When I got to No. 20, Splain helped me down with my load-there was no appearance of a shop there; there was only a shutter put across for a counter. I was ordered not to deliver the things without the money. They took them out of my basket and put them on the counter; Nicholls put her hand into her pocket when I delivered her the bill, and said, "I have not got money enough to pay for them, my husband is at the Crooked Billet, in Rosemary-lane;" and sent Splain to tell him the porter was come with the goods. Splain returned and said Mr. Jones was so busy settling masonic affairs, that he could not come, and I must go to him to receive the money; I said I did not know where the Crooked Billet was-Fitzgerald went with me to shew me where it was. I expected I was going to receive the money, and did not intend to part with the goods without the money. I left them behind. She took me there, and told me to wait at the bar-door while she called Jones down, instead of which she ran out of the back-door. I asked, but

could find no person of the name of Jones there. I returned to the house, and found the prisoners and goods gone. I was not absent above ten minutes. On the 18th I saw the prisoners together at the back of the Crooked Billet, and gave them in charge. I have never seen the goods or Jones.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. There were neither goods or furniture in the house. I left the goods expecting I was to receive the money. I am not authorized to give receipts for my masters.

FRANCIS FREEMAN . I am an officer. On the 16th of April Lewis came to Worship-street Office, and gave the same account he has now; I went with him, but could not find the prisoners. On the 11th I found them in a room two doors from the Crooked Billet.

THOMAS OSBORNE . I am a headborough. I went to No. 20, King Henry-yard on the 16th of April, between one and two o'clock-there was one of the doors of the house put across the shop for a counter. The shop was empty.

SARAH TURNER . I live at No. 18, King Henry-yard. On the 16th of April, about nine o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoners go into No. 20, it had been empty sometime. Soon after I saw the porter go in with the goods-Splain helped him down; after that Fitzgerald went out with him; when they were gone I saw Nicholls and Splain go out with something in their laps. The house has been empty ever since - They left the key on the mantle-piece.

MARY HUDSON . I live at No. 17, King Henry-yard, No. 20 belongs to Mr. Stewart, the key was left with me. On the 15th of April the three prisoners came and had the key, I referred them to Mr. Stewart; in the evening they came and said they had agreed with him about the fixtures, and were coming in early in the morning. Next day, about two o'clock, I found they had left the key on the mantle-piece. I had seen two of them go away with something in their laps.

NICHOLLS'S Defence. They have sworn falsely. I received the goods.

SPLAIN'S Defence. I am innocent.

FITZGERALD'S Defence. I am innocent.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-107

845. HENRY PHILLIPS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , two bushels of oats, value 7s. , the goods of James Penvold Slodden .

MR. JAMES PENVOLD SLODDEN . I keep Woodhall farm, at Harrow ; the prisoner was my groom . On the 14th of April, about nine o'clock at night, I went to get a sample of wheat, and told him to light me to the barn, which he did. I then saw both my barns were locked safe. The prisoner left me and went into the stable to look after his horses. In about twenty minutes I came out again for a better sample, and found the prisoner was not in the stable - I called him, but he did not answer. I found a candle burning in the stable - I suspected something, and concealed myself; I then saw the oat harn-door open, and the prisoner come out with something in a sack; I collared him, and found two bushels of oats in the sack; he said it was to give to the horses, as he liked to see them look fat. I asked him when he had his corn out? he said, that night; the bailiff told him he had given him three bushels of oats that night. I found his corn-chest full of oats-there was plenty for the horses.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. I always tell my servants if they steal corn for the horses, I will prosecute them. The prisoner slept in my house that night. I did not lock him up.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw the barn-door open, and found the boy there with the oats. I brought them out, and said I was going to feed the horses, to screen the boy.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Fourteen Days .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-108

846. PHILIP MARK was indicted for embezzlement .

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-109

847. THOMAS PRICE was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , one watch, value 10s. , the goods of John Mullen .

JOHN MULLEN. I am a Chelsea out-pensioner . On the 15th of April the prisoner lodged with me - I live in a cellar. I put my watch in a box at seven o'clock in the evening, it was not locked - I missed it next morning between eight and nine o'clock-the prisoner slept in the cellar that night; he sat by the fire when the watch was put into the box. He went out before eight o'clock the next morning - I did not suspect him. There are four other lodgers in the same room. I found it at the pawnbroker's.

JAMES BARKER . I am apprentice to Mr. Morrit, pawnbroker, York-street, Westminster. On the 16th of April, between eight and nine o'clock, the prisoner pledged the watch for 7s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MARGARET MULLEN . I am the wife of John Mullen. He has spoken correctly.

JOHN WHELLER . I am a gardener. I was going to Chelsea, met the prisoner, and asked him where he was going? he said he had got drunk on Saturday, spent all his money, and was going to pledge his watch - I told him he had not got one; he pulled it out of his pocket, and shewed it to me.

Prisoner's Defence. I had taken them both home drunk the night before. I asked her to lend me 5s.; she said she had not got it. I asked her to lend me the watch to pledge - She said I knew where it was. I took it out, and told her I was going to pledge it.

MARGARET MULLEN. It is all false. I was not drunk.

GUILTY . Aged 57.

Confined Nine Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-110

848. GEORGE SMITH and JOHN LEONARD were indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , one sheet, value 2s, and one blanket, value 3s., the goods of Robert Ellison , in a lodging-room .

JANE ELLISON . I am the wife of Robert Ellison , who keeps the Cooper's Arms, public-house, Swallow-street, St. James's . On the 1st of May, about eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoners rented a bed together at our house I believe Leonard asked me if they could have a bed for the night? I told them they could, and let them one for 1s., which they paid then; they got up at ten o'clock next morning. Leonard asked if they could have the bed again that night? I said they could. He said they were going to look for work-both went out. I went up, and missed the sheet and blanket, which were on the bed when they took it. I found them at the office in about an hour.

CHARLES DEW . I am a constable of Queen-square. The high constable delivered the prisoners to me in Hyde-park. We found the blanket wrapped round Smith's body.

HENRY BETTS . I am a constable. I found the sheet on Leonard.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoners pleaded distress.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 28.

LEONARD - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-111

849. ROBERT TUTTON was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of February , one saddle, value 2l., and three bridles, value 11s. , the goods of Thomas Wetherell .

THOMAS BUNN . I am servant to Thomas Wetherell , who lives at Fulham . On the 18th of February I missed the things out of the stable-the coach-house door was forced open. I found the bridles and saddle at Bow-street.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. The stable was broken open between eight o'clock at night and three the next morning.

ELEANOR STANDARD . My husband is a shoemaker, and lives in Queen-street, Chelsea-the prisoner lives in our street, On the 19th of February, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning, he left a saddle at our house - He said he had just bought it at the Yorkshire Grey, which is in the neighbourhood; in the evening Westcoat found it there. The prisoner lives twenty or thirty doors from me. When he went out he went towards the Yorkshire Grey.

Cross-examined. He did not tell me to conceal it. He said he had to go further.

WILLIAM WESTCOAT . I am an officer. On the 19th of February I found the saddle at Standard's. I apprehended the prisoner that day.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I have witnesses to call.

HANNAH BUTLER . My, husband keeps horses at Mr. Badcock's stables, Queen-street, Chelsea. On the 16th of February, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, I saw a country-looking man come to the stable with the saddle on his shoulder. He said he had three bridles and a saddle to sell. I told him my husband did not buy such things, but that I would shew him a man who would probably buy them. I took him to the prisoner, who was by the water-side. I left them, and did not see the prisoner purchase them. It was by the Yorkshire Grey.

JAMES GOOGE . I am a shoemaker, and live at Westminster. On a Thursday in February I saw the prisoner dealing with a man for the bridles and saddle, about ten o'clock in the morning. He asked three guineas for them-the prisoner said he would not give so much. They went into the Yorkshire Grey to pay for them.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-112

850. MARY ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of February , three shifts, value 3s.; two pair of stockings, value 2s., and one bonnet, value 2s. , the goods of William Brice Watson .

ELIZA WATSON . I am the wife of William Brice Watson; the prisoner came into my service on the 17th of December-on the 10th of February she absconded, and I missed the property about a fortnight after out of my box. Her mother, who serves me with milk, came to my house with her child, who had one of my artificial flowers in her bonnet - I knew it immediately, took a constable to her house, and found a pair of stockings and two shifts in her box, and a pair of stockings and one shift in her mother's drawers. Her mother said she told her I had given them to her, which I had not.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Judgment Respited .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-113

851. MARY INNIS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of April , one pelisse, value 3s.; one bonnet, value 6d.; one silver spoon, value 15s.; one umbrella, value 2s.; one hat, value 4s., and one quarteru loaf, value 1s. , the goods of George Webber .

ELIZA ANN WEBBER . I am the daughter of George Webber , who is an egg-merchant , and lives in Rose-street, Covent-garden . On the 7th of April, between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, Crockett was rolling orange boxes into the yard, he pointed the prisoner out to me. We followed her to King-street, with the things under her arm - He secured her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN CROCKETT . I am a porter, and live at Webber's. I saw the prisoner come down stairs with the things. I asked her where she had been? she did not answer - I followed, secured her, and took them from her. She appeared rather drunk.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it.

GUILTY . Aged 39.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-114

852. ELIZA MOORE was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , one sheet, value 18d. , the goods of James Mills .

AMELIA MILLS . I am the wife of James Mills. The prisoner slept in the same room with me. I lost a sheet,

and told her of it, she said she had not got it. About a week after that she sold me the duplicate of a sheet for 4d. - she told me it was for a pair of sheets pledged for 7s. 4d. I found it was my sheet, and the duplicate had had the 7s. added to it.

WILLIAM ROBERTS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Turnmill-street. The prisoner pledged the sheet with me for 4d.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Confined Fourteen Days .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-115

853. ELIZA BENTHAM was indicted for stealing' on the 8th of April , one gown, value 10s., and one shawl, value 20s. , the goods of Eliza Ellis .

ELIZA ELLIS . I live in Cannon-street - road . On the 4th of April the prisoner came to me as charwoman , and staid with me till the 8th - I lost the things, and charged her with stealing them. No persons went out of the house all day but her and the shoemaker. I never found the things.

ELIZA SYMMONDS . I lodge in the prosecutrix's house. On the 8th of April no person came to the house but the shoemaker, he did not go up stairs. The prisoner went out several times, and got drunk.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-116

854. WILLIAM YEATMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of April , one pewter pot, value 2s. , the goods of Thomas Mills .

THOMAS MILLS. I keep a public-house in the Hampstead-road ; I lost a pot.

THOMAS BURBRIDGE. I am a carpenter. On the 6th of April I saw the servant put the pot out on the railings, at No. 15, Mornington-place, where I was at work at the fanlight; the prisoner immediately came, put it under his coat, and ran away. I followed, and took him with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 41.

Confined Fourteen Days .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180506-117

855. JOHN READ was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , one horse-cloth, value 2s.; one rug, value 2s.; one piece of flannel, value 1s., and one piece of leather, value 1d., the goods of Joseph Boord ; one hatchet, value 6d.; one saw, value 1s.; three brushes, value 1s., one boot-tree, value 2s.; the goods of Francis Day ; one rug, value 2s.; one halter, value 3d., and one roller, value 2s., the goods of William Cockell .

JOSEPH BOORD. I live at Dalston . On the 7th of May, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, I found my stable-door broken open, and the property stated in the indictment gone.

FRANCIS DAY . I keep the Tyson's Arms, at Dalston . I lost my things from my house, which joins Boords.

JOHN SWANSBOURN . I am a patrol. I was sitting on a bench at the Tyson's Arms, about four o'clock in the morning-the prisoner and another man passed me, I followed them; the other man saw me, threw down Day's property and ran away. I took the prisoner, who had Boord's and Cockell's things in a bag. As we returned from the office, he said the other man hired him to carry them.

WILLIAM DAVIDSON . I am a patrol. I was with Swans-bourn - He has spoken correctly.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The man gave them to me to carry.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-118

856. DAVID WILLIS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , one coat, value 20s. , the goods of Dame Mary Wake .

GEORGE HILSON . I am servant to Lady Mary Wake, who lives in Somerset-street . On the 14th of April, about twelve o'clock, I put my coat over a chair in the hall, and went into the drawing-room to my mistress-the housekeeper called me - I found the prisoner in custody, and the coat lying on the floor.

MARGARET MASON . I am housekeeper to Lady Mary Wake . I was coming out of the kitchen about twelve o'clock, and saw the prisoner come out of the servant's hall - He asked if Jones lived there? I told him No - He came down the area; I saw the coat lying at his feet. I took hold of him, thinking he might have some plate, and called Hilson. The prisoner pulled me up several of the area steps, trying to get away - I still held him. A crowd gathered round. He returned to the hall, and the butler and footman secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was sent to Mr. Jones's to beat carpets. I made no resistance.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-119

857. WILLIAM WEBB and JOHN SMITH were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of March , four blankets, value 8s.; two sheets, value 4s., and one tea kettle, value 1s., the goods of George Remmington , in a lodging-room .

GEORGE REMMINGTON. I keep the White Hart, in Brooks-market . On the 4th of March I let the prisoners a furnished room - They said they were brothers. On the 9th of March they went out at ten o'clock in the morning, locked the room up, and fastened the shutters - They did not return. Next morning I had the room broken open, and found the articles stated in the indictment gone-the room was stripped, excepting the bed. About six weeks after I met Webb selling pearl-ash in Holborn, secured him, and asked him where his brother was? he said he had none - I am sure he is the man. He said if I would let him go he would pay for the property. I let the lodging to them as two brothers.

EDWARD EYLES . I am servant to Mr. Remmington. On the 4th of March the prisoners took the room at 4s. 6d.

per week. On the Monday following they came and had a quartern of gin, said they were going out, and would pay when they returned - They never returned. Next morning we broke the door open, and missed the property. I took Smith at Holloway.

WILLIAM THISTLETON . I am an officer. Webb was given into my charge. He said if the things were gone Smith must have taken them, and that he worked at Holloway. They charged each other with it. Smith said he neither knew the house nor the prosecutor. When he saw Eyles he said he knew it, but had nothing to do with it.

EDWARD READ. I was with Thistleton - He has spoken correctly. They both offered to pay for the property to be let loose.

SMITH'S Defence. I went out, returned about half-past eleven, and could not get in. I never had the property.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 21.

WEBB - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-120

858. JAMES WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , five shirts, value 30s.; three gowns, value 6s.; two pockets, value 5s.; one napkin, value 6d.; one handkerchief, value 6s., and two pinafores, value 2s. , the goods of Oliver Naylor .

ELIZA RICHARDS . I am servant to Oliver Naylor , who is an exciseman , and lives in Maida Vale, Paddington . On the 13th of April I hung the things out to dry, after which I took them off the line, and put them in a basket in the garden. In about ten minutes a man called, and asked if I had lost any linen? I went to the garden, and missed a quantity out of the basket - I found it at the public-house.

JOSEPH HATT . I am a carpenter. On the 13th of April, about twelve o'clock, as I went to Paddington, I met two suspicious characters. I returned before my usual time to look after them, having lost linen myself. I met the prisoner with a large bundle of linen under his arm-another man was with him; I took him into custody. I took him to a public-house, and sent for a constable, who found the articles stated in the indictment in the bundle, and some in his hat.

RICHARD SMITH . I am a constable. I found the property, part in the bundle, and part in the prisoner's hat - I also found some skeleton and picklock keys on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-121

859. FREDERICK ROLPH was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , one watch, value 20s.; one ribbon, value 1d.; two keys, value 1d., and one glass tumbler, value 6d. , the goods of James Ives .

JAMES IVES . I am a butcher , and live in Belt-street, St. George's in the East . On the 4th of May, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, I was called down, and missed my watch, which was in a tumbler on the mantlepiece of my back room. I ran out, and caught the prisoner with it in Pennington-street.

AMBROSE MOSS . I am a carpenter. I was passing the prosecutor's door, and saw the prisoner run out of the back room with the watch in a glass. He knocked off his hat, picked it up, and appeared confused. I called the prosecutor out, who took the prisoner in Pennington-street - he immediately gave it to me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 47.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-122

860. JOHN PUTTOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of April , 56lbs. of hay, value 3s. , the goods of Parkhurst Elliot .

PARKHURST ELLIOT. I am a farmer , and live at Great Stanmore -the prisoner had been my carter for six months. On the 28th of April he drove my team to town with a load of hay. After he was gone I missed a truss from the rick-yard.

RICHARD SMITH . I am Mr. Elliot's hay-binder. On the 28th of April, in the morning, I loaded the waggon with thirty-six trusses of hay only. I left the prisoner in the yard; when I returned I missed a truss of hay out of the barn, which was there after I loaded the thirty-six trusses. The prisoner was detected in selling it.

JOHN BURRELL . I was standing near my house, saw the prisoner get on the load of hay, and take one truss off. I followed him to a house, where he went in, and saw him receive 1s. 9d. for it. The moment he received the money I caught him, and asked him what money he had in his hand? he said, "1s. 9d., which I have received for this truss of hay." He said his master ordered him to sell it, for it was a returned truss from the barracks. He said he was going with the load of hay to market. I told him it was strange his master should send a single truss of hay ten miles for him to sell, and detained him. I took the team to market, and delivered it to the salesman. I returned for the receiver, but he had absconded. When I went back the prisoner said he picked up the truss near the Edgware gate.

MR. ELLIOT. I had not ordered him to sell it. I had none returned from the barracks.

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

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-123

861. SARAH POVEY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of April , one pail and cover, value 9s.; one tin can, value 1s.; three tin pots, value 1s., and three towels, value 1s. , the goods of Francis Dorset Lewis .

JOHN MAY . I am servant to Francis Dorset Lewis , who is an engineer . On the 21st of April, at seven o'clock in the evening, I saw the things safe in the back-yard; next morning I missed them, and found them at the watch-house.

MICHAEL CONNELL . I am watchman of Gray's Inn lane. The prisoner came to me at four o'clock in the morning, and inquired her way to Liquorpond-street - I directed her there. Soon after that, she returned, and kept talking to me, and asked to wait in my box until milking-time. I told her she could leave her pail - She said she might as well sell it. I found the rest of the things in it, and stopped her. She ran away, I pursued and secured her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Fourteen Days .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-124

862. JOSEPH PURVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of January , one chariot, value 40l. , the goods of Thomas Barnes and Ann Giles , widow .

MR. THOMAS BARNES. I am a coachmaker , in partnership with Ann Giles , widow; we live in Oxford-street . In the beginning of January the prisoner came to me, and observed I had a number of carriages standing idle, and that he was about agreeing with a customer of his to let a number of carriages, horses and coachmen, out; he said he would call again, but asked me to let him see some to give him an idea. I shewed him a plain yellow chariot, which I offered to let him at a guinea and a half a week; he said it was more than he could give, as he had made an arrangement with a gentleman. He called again eight or ten days after, and wanted me to let it him for less, saying it was for an invalid, who would make very little use of it-that it would only be used an hour or two in the day to take him into the Park, and that he would only engage it for the first two or three days, not knowing whether the gentleman would continue it longer; but if he found benefit from the air it might be kept two or three weeks, or, perhaps, a month; but he could only give a guinea a week, as he had agreed with the gentleman for 16l. per month, if he kept it, for carriage and horses, and he was to pay a coachman nine shillings a week out of it. I agreed to let him have it at three shillings a day, but told him not to consider that as a regular price always. On the 12th of January he fetched it away himself with one horse, instead of sending the coachman, as he proposed - He repeated the agreement to my clerk, and gave his address at Stephens'-mews, Rathbone-place. I had frequently seen him pass my house before, but did not know him - He said he lived opposite to me. When I came home I had information, and gave my man directions to go there every day for a month, but he never could see it. About a week after it had been out the prisoner called, and said the gentleman did not exactly approve of it, and wished another. I offered to change it, and shewed him two others - He said the step of the first was not convenient. I meant if I could get the first returned to keep it - He never came to change it. When the month was up I went to demand it; he said it was at Southampton, and that on the 14th or 15th of February I might rely on its being returned, as the gentleman was coming to town. I sent repeatedly for it. On the 11th or 12th of February I sent there every hour in the day. Early next morning I went to him - He was denied to me at first. I found him in the hay-loft at Rathbone-place; he then came down, and abused me very much; said he did not care for me, nor all the police-officers in town; that the carriage was in his possession, and he would keep it, and if I was not satisfied with his character, I might go to Messrs. Lubbocks, the bankers', where he had six or 7000l.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. I found him where he said he lived. I found neither straw nor hay in his stable. I understood I could not demand it before the month had elapsed.

Q. When he came about changing it, why did you not tell him to return it - A. I meant to coax him. I never said I would sell it to him - He has not paid the hire.

JOHN HERBERT REEVE . I am the prosecutors' clerk. The prisoner called about the carriage. He said he had engaged it a few days previous, of Mr. Barnes; that it was for an invalid; I told him I knew nothing of it, but did not doubt but all was right. He called for it on the the 12th of January, with a horse. I noticed he did not go to Rathbone-place, but turned towards Soho-square. I ran out soon after, but could not see the carriage. I went to Stephens'-mews, and could not find it there. About a week after, he called, and said the step did not suit the gentleman. Mr. Barnes shewed him some others - He never returned. On the 8th of February the month was up, I went to him, and asked him to return it; he said a Mr. Janson had it at Southampton, and he expected it up every day-that it certainly would be up by the 15th, but if it was not he would call - He did not call. I went to him again, he abused me, and said the gentleman would remain till April. He would not give me the gentleman's address.

THOMAS PENNOCK . I am a carriage-broker, and live in Drury-lane. On the 17th of January I bought the chariot of the prisoner for 20l. 10s. I have his receipt for the money. Mr. Barnes claimed it, and he has got it.

JOHN WILSON . I am a coachmaker. In January the prisoner called on me several times, and told me he had a chariot to sell - He shewed it to me. I told him I could not give above 20l. for it, and recommended him to Mr. Pennock.

JOHN EVANS . I am a stable-keeper, and live in King-street, Bloomsbury. The prisoner brought the chariot to my yard, and asked me to let it stand there, about three months ago - I told him I could not; it was Mr. Barnes's. It stood in my yard two nights.

MR. BARNES re-examined. The chariot is our's.

GUILTY . Aged 51.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-125

863. JANE HOTTERVELL was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , one shirt, value 7s.; three handkerchiefs, value 2s. 6d., and one towel, value 6d. , the goods of Francis Earl .

FRANCIS EARL . I live in Redman's-row, Stepney . On the 19th of April I missed the things, and found them at the prisoner's house.

JANE COOK . Mr. Earl lodges with me. On the 18th of April the prisoner was charing at my house-she cleaned his room. I went to her house next day, and

charged her with stealing the things; she denied it at first, and then said she had pledged them.

JOHN CROSS . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Mile End. On the 18th of April the prisoner pledged the shirt and handkerchiefs with me for 10s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Distress drove me to do it.

Judgment respited . GUILTY. Aged 24.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-126

864. WILLIAM HILL was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of April , one pair of shoes, value 3s. 6d. , the goods of James Watts .

JOHN SPENCER . I am servant to James Watts , who keeps a saleshop in East Smithfield . On the 6th of April, about five o'clock in the afternoon, I missed the shoes from the door, and found them at the Office.

THOMAS HARRISON . I am a beadle. I saw the prisoner running up Butcher-row, which is just by the prosecutor's, the shoes fell from him. He ran away, I stopped him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found them.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Fourteen Days .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-127

865. SAMUEL HITCHCOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of April , 50lbs. of blacking, value 30s. , the goods of William Lea .

WILLIAM LEA . I am a sawyer , and live in Duke's-court, Westminster ; the prisoner lodged in the same room with me. On the 4th of April the blacking was safe in my cupboard, next morning I missed it.

MARY ARMSTRONG . I live next door to Lea. On the 4th of April the prisoner went up stairs, returned in about five minutes, and gave a bag to a man. I do not know what was in it.

SARAH BUFF . I live in the court. I saw the prisoner, and another man, go by my door - They returned with a sack, which appeared to have a pan in it.

Prisoner's Defence. I never touched it. I slept with the prosecutor five nights after, and never absconded.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-128

866. JOHN FRANCIS and WILLIAM BOWYER were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April, 108 half-pence, value 4s. 6d. , the monies of William Harwood .

WILLIAM LINCOLN . I am servant to Mr. William Harwood , a farmer , who lives at Hornchurch. On the 9th of April, about half-past ten o'clock in the morning, I sold a ton of straw, and received 3l. 12s. for it, among which were ten shillings in halfpence, which I put in the body of my cart, and laid a truss of hay over them. As I was going up Whitechapel , walking by the side of my horses, Armstrong informed me that I was robbed. I then missed the halfpence. I went with him and took the prisoners.

JOHN ARMSTRONG . I am a stonemason, and live at Whitechapel. I saw the prisoner, Francis, in the prosecutor's cart-Bowyer, and two others, were walking by the side of it. I suspected them. I saw Francis put a paper into his hat, he then got out and joined the other three. I told the carman. While I was talking to him they ran up a court - I pursued, and heard the halfpence rattle. I seized Francis, and told Lincoln to take Bowyer, by the Red Bull steps-Francis had some halfpence in his waistcoat-pocket, and the paper broken; Bowyer had some in his coat-pocket, loose. I found the amount of 4s. 6d. on them. I believe that they took the other paper of halfpence - They offered to return them if we would let them go. Bowyer ran away, but I took him again immediately.

MOSES FORTUNE . I am an officer. I saw the half-pence found on the prisoners. I produce the paper.

WILLIAM LINCOLN . It is the paper that one parcel was tied in.

FRANCIS'S Defence. I was running, as I was in a hurry.

FRANCIS - GUILTY . Aged 15.

BOWYER - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-129

867. MARY EDGE was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April , two silver spoons, value 5s. , the goods of John Webb .

SARAH WEBB . I am the wife of John Webb, who lives on Saffron-hill . On the 9th of April, between twelve and one o'clock, the prisoner came to my room about putting two children to my school; she said her mother would send the children, and asked for my address. While I was writing it she went to the shelf - I heard the spoons rattle, turned round, and saw her arm under her shawl; she came and took the address out of my hand, and wished me a good morning. I went towards the shelf; when she saw that, she came into the room, and asked me to show her down stairs. I followed her, but she got away. I have never found the spoons. No person but myself was in the room - I saw the spoons safe when she came in. On the 28th I met her on Mutton-hill, and charged her with it. I am positive she is the woman.

ANN MOORE . I live opposite the prosecutrix. On the 9th of April I saw the prisoner looking up at the house - She then went in and went up stairs. I am sure she is the woman.

JOHN RAY . I keep the house. I saw the prisoner go up stairs, and am sure she is the woman. I pursued after her, but lost her.

Prisoner's Defence. I have a malicious husband at the bottom of it.

GUILTY . Aged 49.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-130

868. ELEANOR NICHOLLS , ELEANOR SPLAIN , and MARGARET FITZGERALD were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , 56lbs. of soap, value 2l. 6s.; 48lbs. of candles, value 2l. 3s., and one basket, value 3s. , the goods of Joseph Fisher and William Hopkins .

JOSEPH FISHER. I am a tallow-chandler , in partnership with William Hopkins ; we live in St. John-street. On the 16th of April the prisoner, Eleanor Nicholls, came to our shop about seven o'clock in the evening, said she had taken a small house, No. 15, Peter-street, to open a chandler's-shop, and ordered the things stated in the indictment, which came to 4l. 11s. They were to be paid for on delivery. She called herself Mrs. Ellen; she was

about ten minutes with me. I have a very strong belief that she is the person, but I will not swear to her. I sent Morris with the goods, and ordered him not to leave them without the money.

FRANCIS MORRIS . I am the prosecutors' servant. Between seven and eight o'clock that evening, I went to No. 15, Peter-street , with the goods which Nicholls ordered. I am sure she is the woman, I was in the shop at the time. When I got there she and two other women were there. I delivered the goods to her. There was nothing but a few greens in the shop. I gave Nicholls the bill-the other two women were, I believe, present, but cannot be certain as to their persons. Nicholls looked at the bill, and one of the others also looked at it. Nicholls told me to take out the goods - I told her I did not like to take them out until I had got the money - She said she had no money with her, but that her husband would soon come in. I waited a few minutes; she sent one of the women to him - She returned and said he would be there soon. I waited there a quarter of an hour, but he did not come. She sent again; the woman returned, and said Nicholls's husband was very busy, writing at a club, and if I would go there with Nicholls he would pay me. I went with her, and took the bill and receipt, leaving the basket and goods behind. I refused to go at first, she said it was not far. She took me to a public-house near the street. She asked if Mr. Ellen was there? the servant told her to inquire at the bar-the landlord said he knew nothing of him. She went out, and I went back with her to Peter-street, found the shop shut up, and the door open. I thought she went into the shop, instead of which she ran out the back way, and got from me-the goods and the two women were likewise gone. I called out, nobody answered me. About a fortnight after I saw her in custody, and am sure she is the woman. I will not be certain of the others.

NICHOLLS'S Defence. He is mistaken.

NICHOLLS - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

SPLAIN- NOT GUILTY .

FITZGERALD- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-131

869. JOHN JAMES DEVINE was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , one silver spoon, value 5s. , the goods of Edward Deacon .

EDWARD DEACON . I live at Mile-end , and farm the poor -the prisoner was a pauper under my care. Matthews brought me the spoon, which I had not missed.

JOHN MATTHEWS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Crown-street, Finsbury-square. On the 13th of April, about half-past eight o'clock at night, the prisoner offered the spoon to pledge-he said it was his father's, and that he had five more of them. I gave him charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Judgment respited . GUILTY. Aged 16.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-132

870. JOHN BOWLES was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , two cheeses, value 10s. , the goods of Edward Godwin .

EDWARD GODWIN. I am a cheesemonger , and live in Tottenham-court-road . On the 2d of May I was alarmed, and missed the cheeses from the middle of my shop.

EDWARD GODWIN , JUN. I heard the alarm, ran out, and found the prisoner in custody, with the cheeses.

EDWARD MANLY . I was in the shop, and saw the prisoner take the cheeses - I went out, and secured him with them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 56.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-133

871. JOHN HILTON and THOMAS GREEN were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , eight live tame rabbits, price 10s.; one sack, value 2s.; and one fixture (i. e.) one copper, value 15s., belonging to Samuel Fenn , and fixed to an out-house, belonging to his dwelling-house .

JANE FENN. I am the wife of Samuel Fenn , who lives in Bell-street, Marylebone . Between the 3d and 4th of May, at night, I lost the copper from the kitchen, which joins the dwelling-house, and the remainder of the things. I saw the copper safely fixed at half-past ten o'clock; next morning, at half-past five o'clock, I was alarmed, and found the articles gone, and a sack.

RICHARD COATES . I am a constable. I received information on Monday morning, examined the prosecutor's premises, and traced the footsteps over two walls to the prisoner, Hilton's, lodgings, in Lisson-place, Little James-street. At eight o'clock in the morning I went there, and found him and Green together. There was a chopper in the room, on which were marks of copper, and had, apparently, been used in chopping copper. I took the key of Green's lodging, which was next door, and found a sack in his room, which was sooty, and the prosecutrix claimed it. (Sack sworn to.)

RICHARD SMITH . I am a constable. The last witness has spoken correctly. I found a small crow in Hilton's room.

HILTON'S Defence. The person is here who belongs to the chopper.

GREEN'S Defence. I found the sack.

SARAH ARMSTRONG . I live at No. 3, Little James-street. I lent the chopper to Maria Hilton, between five and six o'clock that morning, to chop wood.

HILTON - GUILTY . Aged 22.

GREEN - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180506-134

872. THOMAS BRAIN and WILLIAM BLACKFORD were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of February , two cheeses, value 18s. , the goods of Sarah Howes .

EDWARD EDGSON . I am constable of Hammersmith. I took the prisoners on suspicion of stealing the cheeses, on the 23d of February. Blackford said he took them, and gave part to Brain, who kept watch.

SARAH HOWES. I keep a chandler's-shop at Hammer-smith . On the 10th of February I lost the cheeses.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-135

873. CATHERINE BURNS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , one watch, value 15s., and one key, value 2d., the goods of William Muir , from his person .

WILLIAM MUIR . I am a sailor . On the 5th of May I went home with the prisoner. She went down stairs, saying that she would return immediately. I missed my watch, and said I would take her to the office. A young man said he would shew me the nearest way-they lost me.

WILLIAM TOMLINSON . I am a pawnbroker. The watch was pledged with me by the prisoner's father, I believe, but will not be certain.

JOHN BROWN . The prisoner's father gave me the duplicate. (Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. There were two other women with him. NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-136

874. ROBERT JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of April , one pair of boots, value 7s. , the goods of Francis Larard .

FRANCIS LARARD . I am a bootmaker , and live in Aylesbury-street, Clerkenwell . On the 4th of April, between ten and eleven o'clock at night. my son alarmed me; I ran out, and secured the prisoner with the boots.

JOHN LARARD JUN. I saw the prisoner cut the boots from the nail, and ran after him - We took him on Clerken-well-green. (Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was distressed.

Judgment respited . GUILTY. Aged 24.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-137

875. JOSEPH PARKER was indicted for stealing on the 15th of April , two baskets, value 3s.; 17 garden-pots, value 1s.; 25 pink roots, value 2s., and three rose-trees, value 3s. , the goods of Alexander Pitt .

ALEXANDER PITT . I am a gardener , and live at Hammersmith . On the 15th of April, at night, I lost the pots and roots from my hot-house, and found fourteen pots of pinks and three pots of china roses on the prisoner's premises, at Cromwell's-buildings, Hammersmith-he keeps a garden. I suspected him, got a search-warrant, and found them there on the 18th. Three pinks were in his bed-room window-the roses were in the ground-floor window; the rest of the pinks were in a basket behind the door of his shed - I am certain they are mine. The pinks are of a particular kind, and so are the pots-the baskets were at the prisoner's house. The prisoner has a wooden leg-there were marks of a wooden leg in the garden.

JAMES DAVISON . I work at the prosecutor's. On the 15th, or early on the 16th of April, the pots were stolen - We found them at the prisoner's. I can swear to them - I put them in the pots in a particular manner; I put two sorts in each pot.

ROBERT ADAMS . I am a basketmaker. I can swear to the baskets, I made them for the prosecutor, and worked some particular yellow in them which the prosecutor grew himself. I remember saying at the time that if they should be stolen I could swear to them among a thousand others. (Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the basket-the other things I reared myself. GUILTY . Aged 31.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-138

876. PETER PETERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , one sheet, value 2s., and one blanket, value 2s., the goods of Mary Thompson , in a lodging-room .

MARY THOMPSON . I live at Shadwell . I let the prisoner a bed for one night-when he went out next morning I missed the sheet and blanket. I called to Selby, who brought him back with them.

THOMAS SELBY . I went after the prisoner, and overtook him - He did not deny the charge. I found the sheet round his body, and the blanket in his trowsers.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in great distress - I had had no victuals for three days! my friends could not help me. I am sorry for the offence.

Judgment respited . GUILTY. Aged 29.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-139

877. JOSEPH ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , four pair of gaiters, value 8s. , the goods of James Hulme .

JOHN HARRIS . I am servant to James Hulme , who is a pawnbroker , and lives in Bow-street, Bloomsbury . On the 9th of May, between twelve and one o'clock, the prisoner came, and pulled the gaiters down from the door - I ran after him, and took him with them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Confined One Month . GUILTY . Aged 42.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-140

878. JOHN SLADE was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of January , 96lbs. of candles, value 4l. , the goods of William Charles Bridgeman .

WILLIAM CHARLES BRIDGEMAN . I live in Cannon-street - road. On the 24th of January, between eight and nine o'clock at night, a woman, calling herself Hill, ordered the candles to be sent to Old Gravel-lane. My servant took them, with orders not to leave them without the money.

TIMOTHY DONOGHOE . I am servant to Mr. Bridgeman. I took the candles to Mrs. Hill's, No.30, Old Gravel-lane. When I got into the lane, a boy met me, and told me they were to be taken to No. 60, Anchor and Hope-alley - A man came up and said he would shew me the shop; he took me to a house, and said that was Mrs. Hill's. The prisoner and Mrs. Hill were behind the counter. I gave her the bill. and asked for the money. She said there was half a hundred weight of soap ordered, told me to fetch it, and she would pay me when I returned. I said I would not leave the goods without the money. She said her husband was out, and she had not got enough. She sent the boy out to change a 10l. note - She went out after him. She returned, and said she could not find the boy; he came in soon after, and said his master would return in half an hour. She sent me back for the soap, and said she would have the money when I returned. She called the boy into the room, gave him a paper, and sent him with me, desiring him not to give the note till I gave him the change - I thought he had a note. I took him to the shop - He told us to send half a hundred weight of soap; he had not got the note. I returned, but they were gone. The prisoner was in the shop when I delivered the goods.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180506-141

879. JOHN WRAYSON was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , nine live tame pigs, price 20l. , the property of William Hallett .

WILLIAM HALLETT. I am a cow-keeper , and live in Spafields . On Saturday evening, at eight o'clock, my pigs were safe in a shed in the yard. I went to Shoe-lane, and returned at half-past ten o'clock. About eleven I had a waggon went out of my yard, and missed the pigs about half-past three o'clock next morning. I traced them across Spafields, down Bagnigge-wells road, close to Laycock's gate, and traced one pig through two fields into Laycock's field again, from there to Islington turnpike, where I found it at half-past five in the morning. I fetched Thisselton, and described the others to him. I traced the others within three feet of the prisoner's door.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. There appeared to have been a dog behind them. The prisoner had a dog, whose feet fitted the marks.

RICHARD SPALDING . I am a watchman near Bagnigge-wells. About five minutes after ten o'clock a man drove ten pigs by me. I knew the prisoner very well - He is not the man.

WILLIAM THISSELTON . I am an officer. I went on Sunday morning with the prosecutor to the prisoner's house - I traced the marks of the pigs' feet to his house; there was blood on the step of his door. Next day they were described to me; I went there, and found a fore-loin of pork, which was cut up in a butcher-like manner. The prisoner said it was given to him-next day he said he bought it in Fleet-market. The prosecutor told me the meat would be in a fevered state, as the pigs were at heat.

JOHN LIMBRICK . I am an officer. I searched the bed, and found eight pigs' feet between the prisoner's bed and the sacking-one of them was described to me as having been bit, I found it so. The pigs had been killed in the house. I found some dust sifted over the blood.

WILLIAM HALLETT. I can swear to one of the feet by its being bit. Spalding said he saw my boar at the prisoner's house that night. Another of the feet had been trod on-the blood remains in it where it was bruised, and salt will not take it out.

RICHARD SPALDING re-examined. I went to the prisoner's premises that night, but saw nothing there. I saw the pigs in the field. GUILTY . Aged 32.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: o18180506-1

Mr. Justice Bayley gave judgment in the following cases reserved for the consideration of the Twelve Judges.

THOMAS BUTTERY and TIMOTHY MACNAMARA , convicted in December, 1817 (see page 29), for forging a will ; a probate of the will was produced on the part of the prosecution; it was argued that was a proof of its being a valid will, and it was incumbent on the part of the prosecution to have repealed that probate before they prosecuted. Their Lordships were of opinion that there was no ground for the objection. His Lordship stated, that in the case of The King against Gibson, tried at the Lancaster Assizes, in 1802, this objection had been taken, and was over-ruled by Lord Chief Justice Ellenborough.

Reference Number: o18180506-2

CHARLES GOGERLY , convicted the same Session, with two others, for privately stealing goods, value 7s. 6d., in a shop ; there was no doubt but the prisoner and the others were out for the purpose of felony. The other two were in the shop, but the prisoner was not. There was a doubt whether the prisoner not being in the shop would entitle him to his clergy, or not. The Judges were of opinion that the words of the act "assist and command," meant persons aiding or abetting, whether in the shop or not, therefore the prisoner was not entitled to his clergy.

Reference Number: o18180506-3

WILLIAM BAILEY and ROBERT SPENCER convicted of burglary in January, 1818 (see page 74), in the dwelling-house of Zachariah Boote , Esq . in the parish of St. Luke, Chelsea . The prisoners had broken a square of glass immediately above the division of the window, unfastened the latch, and pushed up the sash; they had made an incision in an inner shutter but not cut the piece quite out; this incision not being opposite the broken square of glass, but much lower down, a hand must have entered the space between the window and the shutter to turn the latch aside; the question was, whether that space was within the house-the Judges were of opinion that it was, therefore there was an entry into the house.


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