Old Bailey Proceedings, 17th June 1818.
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THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the King's Commission of the Peace Oyer and Terminer, AND Gaol Delivery for the City of London, AND ALSO The Gaol Delivery For the County of Middlesex, HELD AT Justice hall, in the Old Bailey; ON WEDNESDAY, 17th of JUNE, 1818, and following Days; Being the Sixth Session in the Mayoralty of THE RIGHT HON. CHRISTOPHER SMITH , LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

Taken in Short-Hand by H.BUCKLER, Basinghall Street,(BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF LONDON.)

London: PRINTED AND PUBLISHED, FOR H. BUCKLER, BY T. BOOTH, 31, St. Andrew's Hill, Doctors' Commons.

1818.

THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the King's Commission of the Peace, OYER AND TERMINER, AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE CITY OF LONDON, AND COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX.

Before the Right Honourable CHRISTOPHER SMITH , Esq. LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Sir James Allan Park . Knt. one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir Charles Abbott , Knt. one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir Watkin Lewis . Knt; John Ansley , Esq.; Joshua Jonathan Smith , Esq., Sir Claudius Stephen Hunter , Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir John Silvester , Bart. Recorder of the said City; Sir Matthew Bloxham Knt.; and George Bridges , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Newman Knowlys , Esq. Common Sergeant of the said City, and John Vaillant , Esq., his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

Thomas Day ,

Robert Waughman ,

George Redshaw ,

George Simmons ,

James Pearce ,

Edward Stillard ,

Thomas Palmer ,

Walter Beck ,

Thomas Bigg ,

William Maskall ,

James Christ. Forsyth ,

William Wallis .

First Middlesex Jury.

Robert Matthews ,

John White ,

John Cousins ,

William Rigby ,

Charles Brown ,

George Daniels ,

Thomas Banbury ,

Thomas Keys ,

Francis Revell ,

Joseph Evans ,

William Guy ,

John Davis .

Second Middlesex Jury.

Joseph Sharpe ,

David Sevecke ,

Thomas Page ,

Philip West Phillips ,

William Heffer ,

Lawrence Woodford ,

Thomas Wright ,

Thomas Butlin ,

Edward White ,

John Hewson ,

Thomas Sharpe ,

John Burn .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, JUNE 17, 1818.

SMITH, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION.

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880. WILLIAM HENRY HOWARD was indicted for that he, on the 19th of April , feloniously did falsely make, forge, and counterfeit a certain order for the payment of 10l. (setting it forth, purporting to be a check on Sir John Lubbock , Bart., Lubbock, Foster, and Clarke), with intent to defraud John James Draper .

SECOND AND THIRD COUNTS. For feloniously uttering and publishing the same as true, with the like intent, he knowing it to be forged.

In the absence of any proof of the instrument being forged, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

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881. WILLIAM HENRY HOWARD was again indicted for a like offence, in forging a check for 5l., with intent to defraud William Hurst .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

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882. WILLIAM BALL and JOHN HAWKINS were indicted for feloniously assaulting Louisa, the wife of Thomas Haynes, on the King's highway, on the 8th of June , at St. George, Hanover-square , and putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, one handkerchief, value 9d., and 15s. in monies numbered, the property of the said Thomas Haynes .

LOUISA HAYNES . I am the wife of Thomas Haynes . On the 8th of June I was coming down Constitution-hill , on the right-hand side from Hyde Park, about ten o'clock at night, I had occasion to stoop to get under the railing, while I was in the act of stooping the prisoners came and knocked me down - I am sure they are the boy s - I had seen them before, and knew them well. I had a handkerchief with 15s. tied up in it - They took it from me-there were some 3s. tokens, and some shillings amongst it. I screamed out, they ran away, Ball dropped his hat as he ran away, I picked it up-he was stopped immediately, and was never out of my sight; the other got away, but was taken next day. When I was before the magistrate Ball's mother was there, I went with her, and found Hawkins at his mother's. I should have known him if I had not seen him there. I have never seen the property since, it was taken from me after I was knocked down. I did not observe the prisoners before they knocked me down.

CHARLES DEW . I heard a woman call Stop thief! and ran to her assistance; I met the prisoner, Ball, running without a hat, and the prosecutrix running with the hat in her hand - I stopped him immediately; he said he had not got the money, but some other person had. I took him to the watch-house.

JAMES WOODROFFE . I am a watchman. I was on duty on Constitution-hill, heard the disturbance, and found Ball in the custody of Dew; the prosecutrix had his hat in her hand, and said she had been robbed of 15s. and a handkerchief.

BALL'S Defence. I had just left work. I met Hawkins, he said the prosecutrix called me, I went to her, he pushed me over her, and knocked my hat off.

BALL - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 15.

HAWKINS - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 13.

Recommended to Mercy .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

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883. THOMAS HAYES was indicted for feloniously assaulting Benjamin Hooker , in a certain open place near the King's highway, on the 24th of May , at St. James, Westminster , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 20l.; one chain, value 1l.; two seals, value 2l.; one key, value 5s.; two pieces of foreign gold coin, value 30s., and one 6d., his property .

BENJAMIN HOOKER , ESQ. I live on my private property. On Sunday the 24th of May, I was on a visit at Mr. Young's, 28, Parliament-street, who is my brother-in-law; in the evening him and I were walking together in the Park, from nine until ten o'clock, he left me about a quarter after ten near Buckingham House - I was then making the best of my way home; knowing the Horse Guards gates would be shut, I thought I would go out at Queen-square gate-my nearest way to that gate would be across the Pagoda-bridge. When I arrived at the foot of the bridge a man caught hold of me by the breast of my coat and waistcoat, and tore the corner of my cravat off-

I believe he made an attempt at my brooch. He was dressed in dark clothes, not in military uniform.

Q. Do you know him now - A. Yes, it was the prisoner. When he seized me I put my hand up to defend myself. He turned round and struck my face against the sentry-box, which was two or three steps up the bridge, on the left side-there was no sentry in the box. I immediately called to the sentry, and in the scuffle dragged the prisoner to the top of the bridge, not finding the sentry below. The prisoner said, "give me whatever you have got." When I got to the top of the bridge I called the sentry again, he came, and I insisted on his taking the prisoner in charge; he said, "It is no business of mine." The prisoner asked me again, in the presence of the sentry, to give him whatever I had got; he also said he was the sentry's comrade, and he would not take him in charge; this was in the presence of the sentry. A scuffle ensued. The prisoner told the sentry I had offered him two guineas to ****** him. Upon which I called him a d-d rascal, and requested the sentry to take him in charge while I went for a police-officer. He said he would not. I then requested him to detain us both until the Relief came round; he said he would not do it, and walked away. I then tried to drag the prisoner down to the more public part of the path, upon which he made a snatch at my watch, tore it from my fob, and then ran off. I immediately called Stop thief! he ran over the bridge towards Queen-square gate; just at that instant a gentleman and some ladies appeared. I called out Stop thief! again; the gentleman called to the sentry, who was just by, to stop him; he said he should not. I did not pursue him beyond the bridge, not knowing what accomplices he might have in the dreary part of the Park.

Q. Who was the gentleman - A. Mr. Smith, who lives in Westminster, he was then a stranger to me. As the prisoner passed the sentry I saw him go close to him, and it struck me that he put something into his hand; this was at the top of the bridge. I found the corner of my cravat in the sentry's hand, and took it from him. I then went up the steps again, intending to go to the guard-room. I went towards St. James's Palace, and met some gentleman, I told them I had been robbed - They advised me to go to Bow-street. On Monday morning I went to my watchmaker's, and got the particulars of my watch, as I did not know the number myself. I took the particulars to Bow-street. I had two Napoleons in my pocket at the time, but did not then know it; I knew I was possessed of them, but did not know they were in my pocket - I had put two in my waistcoat-pocket on the Saturday night. I have since discovered that I have lost two Napoleons, but do not know how I lost them. On the Monday after, between five and six o'clock, I was called from dinner to Mr. Jarman's shop, found the prisoner there, and instantly recognized him - He said the watch had been given to him. He was asked if the person was present who gave it to him? he said, No.

Cross-examined by MR. MARSHAM. I did not give him the watch. My grandmother died when I was twelve years of age, and left me independent. I never followed any business. Mr. Young is now in Ireland. My brother asked me to go to Soho-square; as we returned we walked into the Park through the gate opposite to Mr. Coutts's, down by the houses in the Green Park into St. James's Park. My brother told me he was going to call at Pimlico. I declined going with him, as I wanted to go home to my wife, who was not very well.

Q. Did you not know that the only gates open at that time were the Green Park and Buckingham gates - A. I did not know it. I had lived in Parliament-street five or six weeks, and had lived in London above ten years. I did not know the Queen-square gate was shut - A gentleman told me I could get out. I knew I could get out at Buckingham-gate, but that would be out of my way. I did not know it was ten o'clock until after I had left my brother.

Q. Will you swear you did not meet the prisoner before you got to the bridge - A. I swear I never saw him until he laid hold of me by the bridge. I spoke to no person but the gentleman whom I asked if I could get out at the gate. I said nothing to any body about it being a fine night. I took no man by the arm. On my coming to the foot of the bridge the prisoner rushed upon me without saying any thing to me.

Q. You are stronger than him - A. I possibly may be; but I was very ill at that time.

Q. Will you swear you did not give him two Napoleons, or two guineas - A. I swear I had not a farthing in my hand from the time I left him until I returned. The prisoner told the sentry I offered him two guineas - He did not say I gave them to him. I did not stop until the Relief came round, as I did not know when it would come. I did not go to the guard-room; a gentleman advised me to go to Bow-street, as I could find the sentry at any time.

Q. Do you know Mr. Gillham - A. No; I know a Mr. Gill. I have dealt with Mr. Hall, the silversmith. I never took indecent liberties with any man. I have been married two years.

JAMES SMITH . I am a tailor, and live in York-street, Westminster. On the night of the 24th of May I was crossing the Park, with four ladies - I came out at my own back gate, which leads into the Park, and went towards the Pagoda-bridge; when I got on the bridge I saw two men running, the one behind was the prosecutor; he was calling stop thief, and said the person who was before him had stolen his watch, which was worth eighty guineas. I attempted to extricate myself from the ladies, to secure the prisoner, but they screamed out, and I continued with them-the man went on towards the sentry on the bridge - He was about thirty yards from the sentry. I turned round and called to the sentry to stop him, as he was a thief. The sentry said it was not his duty, and he should not stop him. He passed so near the sentry that, if he had put his gun out he must have fallen over it. I never saw the prosecutor or the prisoner before. I mentioned the circumstance to a person belonging to Queen-square office, and they found me out.

Cross-examined. I was on the top of the bridge at the time. I was coming from Queen-square. The people were coming up the steps on the opposite side-we had just got on the level. I could have stopped the man if it had not been for the ladies, he passed me.

JOHN BOYKETT JARMAN . I am a silversmith, and live in the Strand. On Monday the 25th of May, a watch was brought to my shop, about a quarter after four o'clock in

the afternoon, for a glass, by a boy, who said he was a potboy at the Jolly Butchers, public-house-it was a very valuable watch, which excited my suspicion. I asked the boy who it belonged to? he said to a soldier, who was at their house, drinking. I told him I had not a glass that would fit, and he must call again for it. I went to the maker of the watch, he said it was stolen. I told him to send for the proprietor. I took an officer to the Jolly Butchers, which is in Hungerford-market, behind my house, I told him to wait outside; I went in but could find no person who claimed it. I left word for the man who owned the watch to be sent to me when he came in. I do not think the boy was there. I returned, and desired the officer to wait opposite my house. In a few minutes the prisoner entered my shop-he was very drunk. The officer came in, I sent him into the back-parlour, and asked the prisoner how he came possessed of the watch? he said he wanted a glass for it, and it was no business of mine, as a gentleman gave it to him; and began relating the manner of its being given to him. Mr. Hooker and Mr. Young, who lives at No. 28, Parliament-street, came into the shop; Mr. Hooker immediately said, "that is the man who took my watch."

Cross-examined. I shewed Mr. Hooker the watch, he said it was his. The prisoner immediately said, "I don't think the gentleman is here who gave it to me, for he gave me this chain also;" putting the chain out of his pocket at the time. He then said, "the gentleman who gave me the watch will never come forward I am sure." I said, "Why not?" He said, "the man that gave it to me took unnatural liberties with me." Mr. Hooker and Mr. Young were present. Mr. Hooker said, "Yes, that is the charge I expected; soldiers always make these charges." I said, "Mr. Hooker, under these circumstances, you had better take your watch, chain, and seals." He appeared willing to do so, but Mr. Edmunds, the maker of the watch, who had come in, said, "Mr. Hooker you cannot do so, you must clear your character." I then called the officer from the back-room, and gave the prisoner in charge. The prosecutor requested me to get the examination put off until the next day, that he might advise with his friends whether he should prosecute. I saw Mr. Hooker in the evening, after he had been to Bow-street, and asked him if he had lost any thing besides his watch, chain and seals? Mr. Young was with him. He said he had not. I said I had heard a whisper about some Napoleons. I at first asked him if he had any money in his pocket at the time of the robbery? he said he had not. When I mentioned the Napoleons, he put his hand in his pocket, and said, "Dear me, he must have taken two Napoleons - I had two, and a sixpence."

JOSEPH BEATLY . I am potboy at the Jolly Butchers, public-house, in Hungerford-market. On the 25th of May the prisoner employed me to take the watch to Mr. Jarman's to have a glass put in. I heard him say it was his uncle's watch, at the house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

JAMES POLLARD . I am a private in the 3d regiment of Foot Guards. I was on duty at the bridge at the time of this transaction, between half-past and three-quarters past ten o'clock at night; the prosecutor and prisoner came up to me-at that time of night. only Buckingham-gate, the passage leading into Pall Mall, and the stable-gate, are open-the other gates are closed at ten o'clock. I was at the top of the bridge, nearest to Birdcage-walk, and heard the cry of sentinel! I do not know who it proceeded from; I went towards the top of the steps (where the cry came from), and saw two men, each had hold of the other - They gave charge of each other-both their mouths opened at the same time. I asked what was the matter? the prosecutor said the prisoner had attempted to rob him of his watch; the prisoner said he had offered him two guineas to ****** him. The prosecutor said he had no such things as guineas, but he had two Napoleons. The prisoner said, "you young b-r, I'll throw you over the bridge." Each persisted in giving charge of the other. I told them it was quite contrary to my orders to take people into custody, and did not do it. They went from the top of the bridge, waited there, and conversed two or three minutes together. I advised each of them to go for a constable, and they both left me with that intention. When they got to the top of the bridge they stood there - I stood in the middle of the bridge watching them; I could not know what passed, but it turned into quite a mild conversation, and I thought they were making it up. Shortly after that one parted from the other-the prisoner walked by me. I cannot say he is the man, nor do I know that he was one of them. As he passed me he said the other was a b-y s-d. After he had passed me three or four yards I heard the prosecutor call Stop thief! he came up and asked me to pursue him; I told him it was contrary to the Articles of War for a man to leave his post, and he had better pursue after him himself. He then asked me if I would stop him if he came that way back? I said I would, and he pursued after him, calling stop thief. I saw nothing more. The prosecutor returned in about twenty minutes. That is all I saw that night. When the man passed me he went towards Queen-square-gate. I went before the magistrate the next day, and afterwards before the grand jury-the prosecutor ordered me to go there.

Q. At your examination before the magistrate, did the prosecutor make any charge against you - A. No, nor any complaint, except that I refused to take either in charge, which I could not do. The prosecutor told me to come here to-day.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. The prisoner was never a companion of mine.

Q. How long has he been in the same regiment with you - A. He was never in the company that I belong to; I only knew him when he was in the Tower. I never kept company with him.

Q. How long was he on the bridge before the prosecutor called out that he was robbed - A. The scuffle and every thing else lasted about ten minutes.

Q. You and the prisoner had been talking together - A. No, I had no conversation with him.

Q. What was he doing - A. I did not know that he was a soldier, he had plain clothes on. I was six months in the Tower with him.

Q. Did you not frequently meet him on duty - A. I had seen his face before.

Q. Is it not your duty to order people away who are loitering about the bridge - A. I ordered them away - I never saw the prisoner alone.

Q. Did you not think it your duty to stop him - A. If he had been given into my charge alone I should have taken him; but both giving charge of each other, I did not take him.

Q. Will you venture to swear that the prosecutor did not desire you to take the prisoner before the prisoner told you to take him - A. I cannot say I know Mr. Smith.

Q. Did he not call out to you to stop the prisoner, who was running away - A. I never heard him. The prosecutor walked by me - He never called out stop thief.

Q. Did not Mr. Smith tell you a robbery had been committed, and desire you to stop the prisoner - A. No; the prisoner said the prosecutor had offered him two guineas; the prosecutor said he could not offer him guineas, for he had only two Napoleons.

Q. Did you mention Napoleons at Bow-street, or any where else, until after you heard them mentioned at Bow-street - A. I meant to have said it, but I left it out. I said guineas were spoken of but mentioned nothing else. I did not mention that the prosecutor said he would throw the b-dy rascal over the bridge.

Q. Did not the prosecutor charge you with receiving part of the property - A. He asked me if the prisoner had not given me anything? I said, No; but I had picked up the remnant of a frill upon the bridge - I had it in my hand at the time. I only saw the prisoner once in the Tower. I only met him occasionally. Nothing was said before the magistrate about Napoleons.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 19.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

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884. JOHN BROOKS was indicted for feloniously assaulting Joseph Seymour , on the king's highway, about two o'clock in the night of the 29th of May , at St. Margaret, Westminster , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 3l.; one seal, value 1l.; one key, value 4d., and one chain, value 1s., his property .

JOSEPH SEYMOUR . On the 29th of May I was coming from Epsom in a return chaise, a little after two o'clock in the morning, and was sat down between Whitehall-place and Privy-gardens. I crossed the street towards the Treasury-passage , and had occasion to stop on the pavement for about two minutes; I turned round, looked towards Charing-cross, and saw the prisoner coming from Charing-cross - He met me, came up to me very deliberately, and grasped at my watch and chain - I held myself down to protect it, he laid hold of my hand, pulled it away, and received my watch in his hand - He got my watch, chain, and seal, and immediately ran across the road to Privy-gardens. I called stop thief! and followed him into Privy-gardens to Lord Carlisle's house, round the Duke of Buccleugh's, he then turned down Parliament-street-the private watchman pursued - He was taken about three minutes after by White, the watchman. It was very light. I am sure he is the man. I lost sight of him.

Prisoner. Q. Where did you meet me first - A. Between Downing-street and the Treasury-passage.

EDWARD MANN . I am a watchman in Parliament-street. I had just called two o'clock in the morning, and saw the private watchman run up Charles-street, he called me - He crossed over to the prisoner, and said, "you are my prisoner;" he immediately ran away. I gave the alarm, and caught him in the back-yard in Downing-street - he was never out of my sight. He was taken to the watch-house.

WILLIAM MILLS . I am constable of the night. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house in the Almonry, about two o'clock. I searched him, and found the watch in his right-hand coat-pocket. I had asked him if he had got the watch? he said, No.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I said I had got the watch. When I met the prosecutor he was with two men and a woman, one of them gave me the watch. I crossed the street, one of the watchmen stopped me, and said I had robbed the gentleman - I ran off.

JOSEPH SEYMOUR re-examined. There was no person with me, or near me.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 24.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

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885. JOSEPH WOTTEN was indicted for feloniously assaulting Alexander Young , on the King's highway, on the 11th of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 30s.; one key, value 6d.; one seal, value 6d., and one string, value 1d., his property .

ALEXANDER YOUNG. On the 11th of May, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I was in Short's-gardens, Drury-lane , with Peter Cathie , the prisoner met me at the corner, ran against me, and struck me - He came out of a public-house-three or four others came to his assistance. I was knocked down two or three times. I missed my watch, and found nothing but the empty case left-the men were also gone. I gave information at Bow-street, and the next day I saw the prisoner there, and knew him to be the man. I had been drinking, but knew what I was about.

PETER CATHIE . I was with Young. I had been drinking with him at the corner of Belton-street; the prisoner came out of the public-house, attacked him, and struck him several times. Young struck him again three or four times, when some others came up and overpowered him - He was knocked down repeatedly-the people called to him to see if his watch was safe-the gang ran away-Young found he had lost his watch, the case was left. I am sure the prisoner is one of them. I had been drinking, but was quite sensible.

SAMUEL FURZEMAN . I apprehended the prisoner on another charge. The prosecutor described the prisoner before he saw him.

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor said he had been drinking all day, and could not swear to me. I am innocent.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

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886. STEPHEN SLOUGH was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , one bag, called a ridicule, value 10s.;

one purse, value 1s.; two sovereigns; eleven shillings; one 5l. and one 1l. bank note , the goods and monies of Mary Ramsden .

MRS. MARY RAMSDEN. On the 29th of May, I took a coach, which the prisoner drove. I set a friend down at the corner of Newgate-street , the prisoner shut the door, and got on his box, I then missed my ridicule, which contained the property stated in the indictment. I called to him to stop, as I had lost my bag, he then got down, and looked about the chariot, but could not find it. I walked back to where I set my friend down, but could see nothing of it. I returned to the chariot, and called for a light at the wine vaults, but could not find the ridicule. I took the number of the chariot, and said I would go to my friend at the Chapter Coffee-house, thinking it might have clung to her dress. I could not find it. We then went back with the waiter to the chariot, and gave the prisoner in charge. The bag was found by the chariot.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I took the chariot in Aldermanbury. It set my friend down at the top of Ivy-lane, and was to take me home. I had my ridicule in my hand when I set my friend down.

CHARLES HAYWOOD . I am a waiter at the Chapter Coffee-house. Mrs. Ramsden came and enquired for Miss Court, and said she had lost her bag. I got a candle, searched the chariot, but found nothing; I returned, got my hat, went back, and told the prisoner if he knew nothing of it he could not object to be searched, and to turn his horses round and drive to the watch-house. He was taken to the watch-house-nothing was found on him. I went out to the chariot, and got there as soon as the prisoner. I saw him go to the boot, and take out a handful of hay, as if to feed his horses; he went round to them, staid a little time, and came round again; I went round to where he stood, and found the ridicule at the horses' feet. The chariot then stood by the passage which leads to Dolly's chop-house.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. It was not the place where the lady was set down - A. No.

ELIZA COURT . I was with Mrs. Ramsden. The chariot set me down at the end of Ivy-lane, in Newgate-street. I went to look for the ridicule, but could not find it. The carriage had moved from where it set me down.

Cross-examined. Nothing was taken out of the ridicule.

HENRY NIXON . I am beadle of St. Sepulchre. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house - I found nothing upon him. I proposed to search the chariot, he immediately went out, we followed him. The waiter found the ridicule.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisonr's Defence. I never touched it.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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887. JAMES CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of May , two table-spoons, value 1l., the goods of William George Wallis ; and one shawl, value 5s., the goods of Jane Lockhart .

WILLIAM GEORGE WALLIS . I keep the Jacob's Well, public-house, in Barbican . I employed the prisoner, who was loitering about the street, to clean some windows on the 22d of May, the next day he went away without saying anything, or finishing his work. I missed the shawl and spoons.

JANE LOCKHART . I am servant to the prosecutor. I lost my shawl out of the drawer with the spoons.

BENJAMIN BROWN . I am a pawnbroker, and live in London-wall. I have a table-spoon, pledged on the 23d of May, but I do not know who pledged it.

WILLIAM ROGERS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Bishopsgate-street. On the 23d of May the prisoner pledged a table-spoon with me for eight shillings. I believe him to be the man. He has had his head shaved since, which alters his appearance.

JAMES FOREST . I lived at the Cock and Magpie, in Drury-lane, the prisoner was in the habit of coming there; he came and asked me to pledge a shawl, which I did, in Drury-lane, and he gave me the duplicate of the two spoons.

JOSEPH TERRY . On the 30th of May Forrest brought me the two duplicates of the spoons. I found them at the pawnbrokers.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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888. MARY OUTLAW was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , two half-crowns, value 5s., the property of William Thomas Hester , from his person.

WILLIAM THOMAS HESTER . I am a printer , and live in Fleet-street. On the 21st of May, about a quarter before twelve o'clock at night, I met the prisoner near Shoe-lane - She appeared in liquor. I said I would see her part of the way home, if she would go; she turned down a court where she said she lived - She would not let go of me; I disengaged myself from her, she put her hand into my pocket, and took out two half-crowns. I gave her in charge.

THOMAS WINDSOR . I am a watchman. The prosecutor gave the prisoner into my charge. I found a half-crown in her hand, and another in her bosom.

Prisoner's Defence. He gave them to me.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-10

889. RICHARD THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , one watch, value 3l.; one seal, value 10s., and one key, value 2d., the goods of George Charles Fry , from his person .

GEORGE CHARLES FRY . I am a fishmonger . On the 31st of May I was at the Crown and Sugar Loaf, in Fleet-street ; about a quarter after four o'clock I fell asleep, and lost my watch. I do not know who took it.

JOHN GREGORY . I am a news-vender. I was at the public-house, and saw the prisoner take the watch from the prosecutor's fob, he sat in the same box with him; he went out, and returned in about ten minutes. I accused him of it, he denied it. The watch was never found. I gave him in charge.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-11

890. JOHN BLACKMORE was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , one handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of John William Rhodes , from his person .

JOHN WILLIAM RHODES . On Saturday, between twelve and one o'clock, I was in Guildhall-yard ; I put my hand into my pocket, and missed my handkerchief. I turned round, and found it on the prisoner - it was tucked into the waistband of his breeches. I seized him, and took it from him.

CHARLES STAPLE . I am an officer. I was on duty, heard the cry, and took the prisoner in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The handkerchief laid between me and another man, on the ground.

GUILTY . Aged 44.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-12

891. JOHN COURSE was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of June , 100 printed shawls, value 5l. , the goods of John Rogers and Charles Rogers .

CHARLES ROGERS. I am a warehouseman , in partnership with John Rogers, we live in Bread-street ; the prisoner lived three months with us as porter . We missed the shawls, and had him secured.

CHRISTOPHER TRUEMAN . I am the prosecutor's warehouseman. On the 11th of June I went with the officer to the prisoner's apartments, in Paul's-head-court, Fenchurch-street, and found the shawls, which are my masters' property.

STEPHEN CADMAN . I went to the prisoner's apartments, and found 110 shawls in a cupboard there. I found one piece in the cupboard, covered over with dirty linen; some-others were in a trunk, and one was between the sacking and the bed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them of a man at a public-house in Fleet-market.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-13

892. ROBERT NUGENT was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , four reams of double pot paper, value 40s. , the goods of John Cotton .

WILLIAM ENEVER . I am warehouseman to Mr. John Cotton , who is a stationer , and lives in Upper Thames-street . On the 6th of June, about four o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came in, and took four reams of double pot off a pile in the warehouse, and run out with it. I pursued and took him - He was stopped at the top of Dowgate-hill-he threw it down. I never lost sight of him.

RICHARD DALY . I am an officer. I heard the alarm, saw the prisoner running, and secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was in distress, and implore mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-14

893. JOHN COOPER was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , 27lbs. of candles, value 24s. , the goods of John Lord .

JOHN LORD . I am a tallow-chandler , and live in Skinner-street, Somers' Town -the prisoner was my servant . I lost the candles - He absconded.

WILLIAM LOVIT . I am a cheesemonger. On Sunday morning, the 24th of May, I saw the prisoner come out of Mr. Lord's house, with the candles in a bag, about nine o'clock. My father thought it strange that they should be taken out on Sunday, and informed Mr. Lord.

WILLIAM DRINKWATER . I am an officer. On the 29th May, about ten o'clock, I saw the prisoner by the Mansion-house with the candles. He said he was going to carry them to the Commercial-road, and brought them from his master's - I detained him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-15

894. JAMES GREAVES and GEORGE BOIS were indicted for stealing, on the 23d of May , one handkerchief, value 18d., the goods of Henry Dale , from his person .

HENRY DALE. I am a coal-undertaker . On the 23d of May, about two o'clock in the afternoon, as I was crossing Lombard-street to the Post-office, I was told that I had lost my handkerchief - I turned round, found it on the pavement, and picked it up. The officer brought the prisoners forward.

JOHN STEVENS . I am an officer. On the 23d of May I saw the prisoners walking close behind the prosecutor, in Lombard-street. Knowing Bois, I watched them, and saw Greaves take the handkerchief out of the prosecutor's pocket and hand it to Bois. I caught hold of him, the handkerchief fell to the ground - I called to the prosecutor, who picked it up. I took the prisoners.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GREAVES's Defence. I was never in this situation before, and beg for mercy.

BOIS'S Defence. I know nothing of it.

GREAVES - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

BOIS- NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-16

895. JAMES LEMON was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , one 1l. bank note , the property of George Erck and George William Erck .

GEORGE ERCK . I am in partnership with George William Erck, we are tailor s, and live in Henrietta-street, Covent-garden , the prisoner was our errand-boy . On Saturday evening, the 6th of June, about seven o'clock, I put the 1l. note, with others, in a drawer in a private room

- I returned home about half-past ten and missed it. I had just sent him home. I went to his father's, and found he had not got home. I found him under the Piazza in Covent-garden, just as the Theatre was over, and charged him with taking the note, which he denied several times - I took him to the watch-house. On searching him, he gave up 15s., which he said was part of it, and said he was very sorry for having taken it. It was No. 56,456.

WILLIAM NURSE . I am a publican, and live in King-street, Covent-garden. I have a 1l. note, No. 56, 456, which I took of the prisoner on the 6th of June, between nine and eleven o'clock at night.

MR. ERCK. It is mine, and has my hand-writing on it.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-17

896. THOMAS FRASER was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of June , one violin, value 30s., and one musical stick, value 3l. , the goods of William Corbyn .

WILLIAM CORBYN. I am a music-master , and live in Prince's-place, Commercial-road . The prisoner was introduced to me as a man shortly coming into great property, in order to be bail for another man - I agreed to accept the bail. Two or three days after he called and asked me to go with him to his new agent to receive 60l. of him. He said he intended to take up my bill if I would go with him. He said he was very dirty, and asked me to lend him a pair of pantaloons, which I did. When the appointed day came it was put off. He called on me again, desiring to know my terms for teaching, and asked me to teach a young lady, whom he intended to marry - I said I would. I took my musical stick with me, and played on it; he asked me to lend it to him, which I refused. He said he thought he would take a lesson in dancing himself, but he should he very poor until he got his money. I went home for a pair of pumps-when I returned I missed my violin and the musical stick, which I had left in his apartments, and the prisoner. I made frequent applications to him for them. He often promised to return them - He admitted that he had got them.

Prisoner's Defence. I can prove that he gave me the violin.

-NORTON. My father is a salesman. The prisoner lodged in our house-Mr. Corbyn came there to breakfast with him; he took out a violin and a little kit - He gave it to him to practise on.

WILLIAM CORBYN . I never gave it to him.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-18

897. DAVID HARE , RICHARD KELLY , JAMES UNDERWOOD , and HENRY EDWARDS were indicted for feloniously assaulting Benjamin Crump on the King's highway, on the 11th of May , at St. John the Evangelist, Westminster , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one handkerchief, value 1s., and 2l. 5s. in monies numbered, his property .

BENJAMIN CRUMP. I live in Castle-lane, York-street, Westminster. On the 11th of May I kept a booth in Tothil-fields Fair , and sold beer, bread, and meat . I laid down to sleep about eleven o'clock at night-there was no door or fastening to the booth; there were five or six candles burning. About three o'clock I was called up by a woman, and found about thirty men breaking the benches, tables, and stools. I went to them, and asked what they were doing? they made no reply, but threw the broken pieces of benches and stools at me, and put out the lights. They struck me, and knocked me down several times-the prisoner, Kelly, was there. I fetched out a sword, and told them if they broke any more I would make use of it. I immediately went into the bar-Kelly and six others rushed in. Kelly caught hold of the sword, and told the others to come on, as he had got it - He only held one end of it, I did not let it go. I turned them all out of the bar again. They went out into the street, and began throwing stones and bricks at me. Four or five of them fell on my wife and beat her sadly. I sent for a watchman. I had to get through the top of the booth to get away-when I got to the top they knocked me down again with stones; I got up again, and jumped into the middle among them, and tried to make the best of my way to the watch-house; they all followed, and Kelly knocked me down with a stick several times. The last time he knocked me down they took all my money out of my right-hand breeches pocket, which was upwards of 2l. in silver. While they were taking it from me, the cry was "Kill him!" or "Murder him! cut his throat!" I got up, and the first that I noticed was Hare; he was close to me, and took half a crown out of my left-hand breeches pocket - They took my handkerchief off my neck. Kelly held me while they searched me. I had the sword in my hand, he took it from me. I lost a bunch of three keys. They unbuttoned my clothes - I do not know who took the money out of my right-hand breeches pocket. They were all apprehended about an hour after.

Cross-examined by MR. NORTON. This was the second morning of the fair - I was quite sober. My wife took care of the booth while I laid down-there were seven or eight people in it; some of them were dancing-there was neither dancing nor music while the prisoners were there. They made holes in the tarpauling to get in.

Q. Did not the men rush in at first to take the sword out of your hand - A. They had destroyed the booth - I reasoned with them to quiet them. Kelly came into the watch-house with the sword of his own accord - I charged him with being one of them; he had before that made his escape from the watchman. I never said I had no knowledge of him.

Prisoner UNDERWOOD. Q. Will you swear that you saw me there - A. Yes; he stood by my side while I was being robbed.

GEORGE KIMBERLEY . I am in the prosecutor's employ. I was in the booth-my master laid down; I had seen the prisoner, Edwards, there before he laid down, about ten o'clock; I sat up in the booth-about twenty or more persons came in about one o'clock, they cut the back canvas of the booth-Edwards came in through the place; I do not know any of the others - They all rushed in. My master was called up by my mother; he drew his sword, and said he would stand in his own defence - They had broken the tables and stools before this. He drove them

out-they came in again, rushed into the bar, and tried to take the sword from him; he kept it, and made his escape out of the booth; he sent me for the watchman-they knocked him down. I saw Underwood pick up something black, and put it into his bosom. My master had given them no provocation.

Cross-examined. It was about three o'clock in the morning. While I was there there was nothing thrown about.

WILLIAM EATWELL . I am a watchman. I was on duty in Totbil-fields-Kimberley fetched me. When I got there I saw the prosecutor getting off the ground, covered with dirt - He was sober; there was a great mob round him. I asked what was the matter? he gave Kelly in charge for robbing him-Kelly heard him, and ran away; I could not overtake him. The prosecutor had no hat on, nor any handkerchief round his neck.

Cross-examined. There might be fifty persons on the spot. I took one of them-he was tried at the Westminster Sessions. The mob fell upon me, and tried to rescue him. Edwards was there, and threw stones at me in order to release him. Kelly afterwards met me with a mob, who tried to rescue the prisoner - he followed me to the watchhouse.

PATRICK LEONARD . I am a patrol. At half-past three o'clock in the morning I heard a noise-Eatwell had a prisoner, and I went to his assistance. The whole of the prisoners, with several others, threw stones at me to release him - I said I would fire at them. While we were at the watch-house, Kelly came, and said he wanted to come in to say something in behalf of the prisoner - I saw the sword concealed under his coat, behind his back; I pulled it out and detained him-the prosecutor immediately gave him in charge, and said he was one of them. I went to see the prosecutor safe home, and took Edwards and Underwood in a booth. I took Hare at a gambling-house about five o'clock.

Cross-examined. Crump said Kelly was the man, and claimed the sword.

CHARLES BUCKLEY . I am a patrol. I was with Leonad. The mob threw stones at him-Kelly made his escape. We took the others in a booth. The sword was found on Kelly when he came to the watch-house. Hare was one of them.

WHITING EDMONDS . I was constable of the night-the prisoners were given into my charge. Kelly had the sword. I did not search them.

JAMES GILLMORE . I am a constable. Edwards was pointed out to me, and I took him.

JEREMIAH HAMILTON . I am a gardener. On the morning of the robbery I heard a noise, got up, looked out of window, and saw a mob beating the prosecutor in a terrible manner. I thought they would have killed him - He ran off about twenty yards; Kelly followed, stopped him, and got him against the wall-he cried out Murder! I am sure Kelly was one of those that were upon him. Hare got the prosecutor against the wall, and beat him in a most shocking manner-there were two of them; they got him when he was on the ground.

Cross-examined. He was trying to disperse them - I am sure Kelly and Hare are two of them. I should know four others. The other prisoners were assisting.

HENRY BETTS . I am a constable. I was at the watchhouse when the prisoners were brought in.

EDWARDS'S Defence. I was there, but did not touch him.

UNDERWOOD'S Defence. I was not near the place.

HARE - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 24.

KELLY - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 29.

EDWARDS

UNDERWOOD

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-19

898. ROBERT SELBY was indicted for feloniously assaulting David Evans , on the King's highway, on the 23d of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one tin box, value 3d., and 6s. 3d. in monies numbered, his property .

DAVID EVANS . On the 23d of May, about twelve o'clock at night, I was walking with Ann Lewis , in Duck-lane, Westminster , six men run against me, pushed her away, and got hold of my hands; I called out, they put their hands before my mouth, and took my money and tobacco-box, out of my pocket, and then ran away-the prisoner was the first that came up - I did not know him before. I described him at the watch-house that night, and saw him there on the Monday night. Lewis was a stranger to me.

ANN LEWIS . I was with the prisoner; he was attacked by a parcel of young men-the prisoner was one of them. I went to call the watch.

Prisoner. Q. You said you did not see me - A. I had seen him that evening with the men, but not at the time of the robbery.

HENRY BETTS . I was constable of the night. The prosecutor came to the watch-house, described the prisoner to to me by name. I took him in Strutton-ground on the Monday following.

DAVID EVANS re-examined. Lewis told me his name.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw the prosecutor.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-20

899. JOHN CHERITON was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Jonathan Smeeth , about nine o'clock at night, on the 18th of May , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein one hat, value 2s.; three petticoats, value 3s. 6d.; two pair of stockings, value 1s.; two shifts, value 3s.; one waistcoat, value 1s.; one counterpane, value 2s.; one curtain, value 1s., and one piece of baize, value 6d., his property .

JONATHAN SMEETH . I am a bricklayer , and rent a house in Artillery-place, Westminster . On the 18th of May, at half-past six o'clock at night, I went out, fastened the windows and shutters, and left no person in the house. I returned next morning, and found it broken open.

PHILLIS SMEETH . I am the wife of the last witness. I went out before him, returned about half-past eleven o'clock at night, and found the street-door and the shutters open - They did not appear to have been forced. I missed the property stated in the indictment.

JOHN WALLIS . I am a labourer. About nine o'clock at night on the 18th of May, I saw two men pass me, they were together; they turned down Artillery-place-one of them gave some clothes to the other-the prisoner is the man that received them. I followed him, and went in front of him - He dropped several of them. I called him, and told him he had not come honestly by them; he said he had received them from his brother. I told him his brother might have tied them up better. He then threw them down, and said I might have them if I had a better right to them than him; another man said he would hold him while I got a constable-when I returned he was gone.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. I first saw him about two hundred and fifty yards from the house. Artillery-place is a thoroughfare. The things were in his hand - He dropped the curtain.

BENJAMIN TIMBRELL . I am an officer. I was in Duck-lane, about ten minutes after nine o'clock that night, the prisoner passed me with a bundle under his arm; a cry was raised in about two minutes - I followed, but lost sight of him. The landlord of the Bell, public-house, gave me the bundle.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I am innocent.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-21

900. JOSEPH NATHAN was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , two coach glasses, value 20s., the goods of William Nibbs , in his coach-house .

WILLIAM NIBBS . I live in Swallow-street . Between twelve o'clock at night and five in the morning, of the 5th of June, I lost the carriage glasses out of my coach-house-the door was opened. The coach might have come home without the glasses for what I know.

THOMAS MIDDLETON . I apprehended the prisoner in Portland-place, with the glasses, without the frames.

JOHN HUNT . I have often repaired the coach blinds. The glasses are the same size-there may be fifty of the size.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-22

901. JAMES CARTER was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , in the dwelling-house of James Winter , three gowns, value 30s.; two shawls, value 20s.; one pocket-book, value 6d.; four half-crowns, and three 1l. bank-notes, the property of Peter Medlicott .

TERRIS MEDLICOTT . I am the wife of Peter Medlicott , who is a soldier in the 1st regiment of Foot Guards ; I lodge at Knightsbridge , in Mr. Worster's house - I sell bread and cheese. On the 25th of May the prisoner came to my lodgings about half-past eight o'clock, I asked him to stop there while I went out to get some bread - I left him there, returned in five minutes, and missed him and the property stated in the indictment-my box was broken open. I also lost some duplicates which Hughes had left in my room. I do not know Mr. Worster's Christian name.

THOMAS JONES . I am a constable. On the 26th of May I apprehended the prisoner, and found a pocket-book on him. (Pocket-book sworn to.)

PATRICK CARROLL . I bought the duplicates of the prisoner - I went to redeem the things and was detained.

JOHN HUGHES . They are the duplicates I left in Medlicott's house.

Prisoner's Defence. I was distressed.

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Of stealing, but not in a dwelling-house .

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-23

902. JOHN HUNTER was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Chapman , about eleven in the forenoon of the 10th of May (no person being therein), and stealing therein two gowns, value 8s., the goods of Margaret Macpherson .

SARAH CHAPMAN . I am the wife of James Chapman , we live in Margaret's-place, Hackney-fields , Macpherson lodges with us - She went out on Saturday, and locked her door. On Sunday, the 10th of May, at half-past ten o'clock in the morning, I went to chapel, and locked the street-door.

MARGARET MACPHERSON . I am a dress-maker , and lodge with Chapman. On the 9th of May I went out, and locked my door. I returned on Sunday about one o'clock, and found the door open-three boxes were opened, and two gowns taken out of them. I had not left them so.

MARIA CAVALIER . I live nearly opposite the prosecutrix. On the 10th of May I saw her go out and lock her door; about half an hour after I saw the prisoner go to the door and knock-no answer was given. He pulled a handkerchief out of his pocket, held it in his hand, and put his hand towards the door - I am sure he was turning the lock round. He went away, returned in about five minutes, and made another attempt. He repeated this four or five times, going away and returning. About twelve o'clock he went in and shut the door. I knew the family were at chapel, I went there, and fetched Chapman out.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. I was looking out of a window, which was not open.

JAMES CHAPMAN . Cavalier fetched me from chapel - I took Norton and Butler with me, I got the key from my wife, and found my door locked singly - I opened it, went in, and found the prisoner up stairs; several things had been moved in Macpherson's room. The prisoner asked what was the matter? - I gave him in charge. The box had been pulled from under the bed.

JAMES NORTON . I went with Chapman and found the prisoner in the house. He said he did not know how the things were moved.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JAMES BUTLER . I am a constable. I went with Chapman, searched the prisoner, and found nine skeleton keys on him, and a small crow wrapped in a handkerchief. One of the keys opened the street-door, and another opened Macpherson's door.

Prisoner's Defence. I went in with other people.

GUILTY. Aged 30.

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

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-24

903. JOHN WRIGHT and WILLIAM WRIGHT were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May , at St. Paul, Shadwell , four sheep, price 6l. , the property of William Robins .

WILLIAM ROBINS . I live in High-street, St. Paul's, Shadwell, and have a stable and slaughter-house in West's-gardens , a little way from my house. On the 18th of May I put ten sheep there, and left them there about five o'clock in the evening; at a quarter after ten Foster came to me, I went to the stable, found the staple drawn, and four sheep gone; about two o'clock in the morning I found them in Godsden's slaughter-house, about three miles off-his slaughter-house door was locked-we looked through a hole, and saw them there; Mr. Godsden brought the key, I went in, and was then sure they were my sheep.

JAMES FOSTER . I live in West's-gardens, Shadwell. On Monday, the 18th of May, about half-past ten o'clock at night, I was passing the prosecutor's stable, and saw two men, one appeared to be breaking the door open - I passed just by them. I went home, looked out of my mother's back window, and saw the same men driving same sheep up Dock-hill, they were going away from Mr. Robins's, in the way to Blackwall. I saw the prisoners in custody on the Wednesday following, but cannot swear to them.

JAMES WINCH . I am watchman of Poplar. On Monday night, about ten minutes after eleven o'clock, I saw the prisoner, John Wright , driving four sheep about two miles from the prosecutor's, I asked him whose property they were? he said they were Mr. Godsden's, a butcher, at Poplar; there was another man with him, apparently assisting him. I did not observe him, and cannot swear to him.

Cross-examined. It was dark, it was about a mile from Godsden's. I did not know one of the men.

ROBERT SHEARMAN . I am a watchman. I went with the prosecutor to Godsden's, and found the sheep in his slaughter-house. I took the prisoners into custody within three or four hours afterwards at a had house, they were in bed in the same room-it was about half a mile from Godsden's house.

GEORGE GODSDEN . My brother keeps a butcher's shop at Blackwall. On the 18th of May the prisoners came to his house about half-past eleven o'clock at night, and desired me to ask my brother if they might put the sheep into his slaughter-house until the morning. My brother was in bed, I gave them the key, they put them in, and brought the key back to me in five minutes. I did not see the sheep, not did they say how many there were-there were no sheep there before. My brother afterwards gave Robins the key.

Cross-examined. The prisoners were both present- John Wright spoke-both brought back the key together.

JOHN WRIGHT 'S Defence. I found them.

WILLIAM WRIGHT 'S Defence. I saw my brother with them, he asked me to help him.

J. WRIGHT - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 18.

W. WRIGHT - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 27.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-25

904. CHARLES SHMIDT was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , one brooch, value 10s., and two silk scarfs, value 4l., the property of Sophia Ring , in the dwelling-house of Thomas Jackson .

The prosecutrix not appearing, the prisoner was .

ACQUITTED.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-26

905. RICHARD GARDNER was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , at St. Marylebone, one piece of carpet, containing 30 yards in length, value 8l., the goods of Daniel Fearn , in his dwelling-house .

DANIEL FEARN . I live in Great Portland-street, St. Marylebone . On the 11th of May, between twelve and one o'clock at noon, I was reading in my shop; the prisoner came into the shop, took up a roll of carpet, which measured thirty yards, put it on his shoulder, and walked out. I do not know whether he saw me. I pursued, and collared him with it; I never lost sight of him-it cost me 8l. I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It is my first offence. I have been seven years in service, but was out of employ. Seeing the carpet near the door, and being faint with hunger, I was induced to commit the act.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 21.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-27

906. CHARLES LEE and WILLIAM OLIVER were indicted for feloniously assaulting William Leedham on the King's highway, on the 8th of June , at St. John the Evangelist, Westminster, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one pocket-book, value 2d.; 1s. in silver, and 8d. in copper monies numbered, his property .

WILLIAM LEEDHAM . I am a labourer at the gas manufactory . On Monday, the 8th of June, about half-past ten o'clock at night, I was coming up Old Pye-street, Westminster , just by the wall, three or four men came behind me and stopped me-one collared me, and put his hand before my eyes; the second seized my two arms, and pulled me on him; the third came up and cut my right-hand breeches pocket off, and called out "All is right!"-the other then came and threw me into the gutter. I had 1s. in silver, 8d. in copper, and the duplicate of a coat pledged in the name of Sedgwick, who pledged it for me in that name - They got away. I sent Sedgwick to stop the coat-Oliver was detained at the pawnbroker's.

CHARLES JAMES JOYCE . I am servant to Mr. Wright, pawnbroker, Tothil-street. Sedgwick came and stopped the coat on the 10th of June. While she was there, the prisoner, Oliver, came in, and produced the duplicate - I told him the coat was stopped; he insisted on having either the coat or the duplicate. I sent for the prosecutor, and desired Oliver to stop. He wanted to get away, I detained him-he was taken to the office.

EDWARD GREEN . I am an officer. On the 10th of June I took Oliver into custody.

OLIVER'S Defence. I bought the duplicate of Lee on Thursday, about half-past ten o'clock, for 3s.; I was to pay him for it if the coat fitted me.

OLIVER - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 18.

LEE- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-28

907. HENRY WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June , one watch, value 5l.; one chain, value 2s., and one seal, value 1l., the goods of William Elderton , from his person .

WILLIAM ELDERTON . I am clerk to Messrs. Carvel and Young, of Gray's Inn. On Sunday evening, a little after ten o'clock, I was coming down Cow-lane from Smithfield, the prisoner came to my right side, seized my watch-chain, and pulled my watch out, I turned round, collared him, and said he had got my watch - He threw it down; the watch went one way, and the case another. I picked up the case, but kept hold of the prisoner. Mrs. Nelson picked up the watch, and gave it to me.

ELEANOR NELSON . I was returning with Mr. Elderton-the prisoner followed behind us for about thirty yards, then drew Mr. Elderton's watch out - I saw him do it. Mr. Elderton collared him, and he dropped it; I picked the watch up, and called the watchman, who took the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I heard the alarm, and they took me.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-29

908. ROBERT HARDY was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , one pair of trowsers, value 30s., and one handkerchief, value 2s. , the goods of William Walters .

WILLIAM WALTERS . I am a bridle-cutter . On the 19th of May I took the prisoner as errand-boy ; on the 25th I lost the trowsers and handkerchief, and found them pledged at Mr. Essex's, in Aldersgate-street - he absconded. I took him out of the street, without a character.

ROBERT HITCHCOCK . I am servant to Mr. Essex. On the 25th of May the prisoner pledged the trowsers and handkerchief for 8s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-30

909. JOSEPH BLAKE was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , at St. Michael, Cornhill, 34 yards of kerseymere value 14l., the goods of Robert Spooner , in his dwelling-house .

ROBERT SPOONER . I am a woollen-draper , and live in Cornhill, in the parish of St. Michael . On the 16th of May, I was up stairs; my servant came and said a man had been up, and stole a piece of kerseymere-my shop is up one pair of stairs, the entrance is in Birchin-lane-it is part of the dwelling-house, I live there. I came down to the shop and found the prisoner there in custody; he begged of me to let him go - I gave him in charge. The door in Birchin-lane was open-it is the same house, and is my dwelling-house.

TIMOTHY JEHU . I am shopman to Mr. Spooner. I was sitting in the shop, while the apprentice was up stairs at breakfast-it was about half-past nine o'clock. I stood in a part of the shop which is not in sight of the door. I heard a noise in the shop, turned round, and saw the prisoner going down stairs with a piece of kerseymere under his arm. I immediately went after him, and caught him before he got to the bottom, held him there, and called for assistance, which came. We took him into the shop - He dropped the kerseymere on the stairs; it was under his arm when I laid hold of him.

THOMAS TERRY . I am an officer; I took the prisoner in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went to Mr. Hodson, who keeps a shop on the same floor, to get a letter for the Dispensary, but found he was not there. I went into the prosecutor's shop - He said I wanted the kerseymere, and gave me in charge.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 23.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-31

910. ALEXANDER DEMPSTER was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , one handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of Francis Rivington , from his person .

JOHN BROWN . I am an officer. On the 6th of June I observed the prisoner and another in Cornhill , at three o'clock in the afternoon - They passed me after Mr. Rivington. I immediately went into the road to watch them, and saw the prisoner take the handkerchief out of Mr. Rivington's pocket - I took him with it in his hand, the prosecutor turned round and claimed it.

MR. FRANCIS RIVINGTON . On the 6th of June I lost my handkerchief; the officer produced it to me, with the prisoner in custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it.

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-32

911. WILLIAM READ was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , one seal, value 12s., the goods of Joseph York Hatton , privately in his shop .

ELIZA HATTON . I am the wife of Joseph York Hatton, who is a watchmaker and jeweller , and lives in Lower Thames-street . On the 2d of June, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to the shop, and asked to look at some seals; he took up several, asked the price, and I put them down one by one as he looked at them - He asked the price of one, which I told him was 15s. When he put it down again there was a vacant place. I told him he had one in his hand, he said he had not; I said I was sure he had - He shook his handkerchief over the tray, and the seal fell out. I told him to go about his business, as I was sure he only came to thieve. My husband came out of the parlour, and told the prisoner he should be satisfied if he shewed him the money he had to buy the seal with. We sent for an officer, who searched him, and found only 3d. in his pocket.

COURT. Q. Was it possible for the seal to have got into the handkerchief - A. I do not think it was. He shook his handkerchief two or three times before it fell out.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. The tray contained several valuable seals-this was worth 12s.

JOHN HULL . I live with the prosecutor. He called me down, and sent me for an officer, who came, and found only three-pence on the prisoner. He gave his address," William Read , mathematical instrument-maker, No.4, Ball-court, Threadneedle-street." I have found his name was Read, that he lived at No.8, and was no trade.

THOMAS RIST . I am an officer. Mr. Hatton sent for me, and gave the prisoner in charge. I found only three-pence on him - He said he had no more money.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. My handkerchief was wet; it must have stuck to it.

GUILTY. Aged 22.

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

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-33

912. WILLIAM YATES was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May , from the person of William Barton , one pocket-book, value 2s. 6d.; one warrant for the payment of and value 2,500l.; one other warrant for payment of and value 100l.; one other warrant, for payment of and value 20l., and two 1l. bank notes, his property .

MR. WILLIAM BARTON . I am an officer in the army . On the 18th of May, about a quarter after two o'clock in the afternoon, I was going along Fleet-street , and felt a man jostle me on the right side, and at the same time another man came on my left - I put my hand to my pocket, and found my pocket-book gone. The man who quitted my left side crossed the street immediately-he turned back and began running. Suspecting him to be the person, I crossed the street, and pursued some way. He ran up Chancery-lane - I called Stop thief! he turned down Carey-street; he was some distance before me, several people pursued him, and he turned up Star-Yard. A gentleman said, "Let us go through the archway into Lincoln's Inn-he must come out on that side," which I did. Before he could get out of the inn I saw him stopped. He said he had no pocket-book of mine. I heard the mob say my pocket-book was found. I asked him for a letter which I missed, he denied having it. I am sure he (the prisoner) is the man who touched my coat on the left side, and crossed immediately-the other man was not taken.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I was attacked between Chancery-lane and St. Dunstan's Church. I saw the prisoner sufficiently to observe his person. His getting away in a hurry made me suspect him. I lost sight of him when I went up the gateway, and met him as soon as I got into the inn - I am sure he is the man. Hempel gave me my pocket-book.

WILLIAM TRINDLE . I am porter to the Society of Lincoln's Inn. I saw the mob running by the side of Star-yard, and heard the cry of Stop thief! by this time the mob had got by the fountain; I pursued-several gentlemen were there. The prisoner was stopped by Mr. Hawkins, at the end of the passage leading to Searle-street - he would let nobody pass. I followed, and laid hold of him; he turned round and said, "What do you want of me?" I told him there was a cry of Stop thief, and I thought proper to stop him. I brought him part of the way back into the inn. Mr. Barton came up and asked for his pocket-book - A man said he had got it. I took the prisoner to Hatton-garden.

Cross-examined. There were more than twenty persons ran from Star-yard - They were above half way across the inn before I knew what was the matter. Nothing was found on the prisoner.

THOMAS HEMPEL . I was coming up Star-yard, heard the cry of Stop thief, and ran with the others. In going through the little inn to Lincoln's Inn I saw the pocketbook lying - I passed it, but returned and picked it up, Mr. Barton claimed it. I saw the prisoner being brought back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was crossing the road, and put my hand against the prosecutor. Several persons crossed at the same time. I walked up Chancery-lane; Mr. Barton called out, I ran with the people and was stopped myself. I was running to get home.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-34

913. MARY WEBB was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , three sheets, value 30s. , the goods of William Kingsford .

WILLIAM KINGSFORD . I keep the Swan with Two Necks, Lad-lane . On the 28th of May, about six o'clock in the evening, the prisoner hired a bed there, and slept there that night. Next morning I missed three sheets from two different rooms. I went to the room in which she had slept that night, and found her in another bedroom. She saw me in the passage, returned to her own room, and got into her own bed. I sent for an officer, and sent one of the maid servants up, who told her she must get up-the servant found the sheets; I waited outside the room.

HARRIET BOSWELL . I am servant to Mr. Kingsford. About half-past five o'clock in the morning we missed three sheets out of the rooms No. 26 and 27, where families had slept. I went to the prisoner's room, and asked her to get up - She said she could not, because my master and the officer were there - They left. She hesitated for nearly ten minutes after, and then rose in her bed. I turned down the pillow, and found the three sheets under it, which belonged to beds in No. 26 and 27.

WILLIAM OVERALL . I am an officer. I went to the prisoner's room, told her the charge against her, and asked her what she had been up for? she said to get some water. She would not get up - I waited outside. The maid servant found the sheets under the pillow.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A woman came from the next room, and sent me down for some water. I did not put the sheets there. I went to the other woman's room for half an hour.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Fourteen Days .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-35

914. WILLIAM CLOVES , THOMAS DUGOOD (See No. 929) JOHN OWEN , WILLIAM JOYNES , JOHN FEAR , JOHN JONES , WILLIAM RAY , THOMAS JASPER , THOMAS COOTE , GEORGE MEKIN , and MARY ANN REED were severally and separately indicted for feloniously having forged bank notes in their possession, knowing them to be forged .

To which indictments they severally pleaded

GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-36

915. ELIZABETH WINGFIELD and HANNAH POLLEY were indicted for that they, on the 8th of June , at St. Mary le Bow , feloniously did dispose of and put away a certain forged and counterfeit bank note (setting it forth, No. 20, 175, March 6, 1818, 1l.) with intent to defraud the Governor and Company of the Bank of England , they well knowing the same to be forged and counterfeited .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only calling the forged instrument a promissory note for payment of money, instead of a bank note.

To which indictments the prisoners pleaded

GUILTY . - DEATH .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-37

916. JOHN FLECKNOE was indicted for a like offence .

To which indictment the prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 22.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-38

917. JOHN DENNET was indicted for the wilful murder of Jane Rogers .

THOMAS ROGERS . I live at Westbourn-green . I had been married to the deceased, Jane Rogers , eighteen days. On the 21st of May, a little before six o'clock in the morning, I went out, leaving my wife in bed; I double-locked the door, and threw the key through the window on the ground floor, where the glass was broken-no person could reach it-the broken glass was not large enough to admit any person through. I went across the road to work in my garden. A little before seven o'clock I was called away, and returned home. When I entered the garden, I found my wife sitting on some bricks, with her head leaning against the paling, all in a gore of blood, with her hands before her. The blood appeared to issue from her throat-there was no person with her. I found the street - door open-the window was not more broken than when I left it. I could find no person in my house. I found a bill-book on the floor of the room; there was a little blood on it, and a great deal on the floor by it. The bill-book was not mine, nor was it in the house when I left. I took my wife to the hospital on a bed, in a cart. As I was putting her into the cart I saw Wells with a razor, which had blood on it. My wife died in the hospital on the 6th of June.

Cross-examined by MR. NORTON. I had been out about an hour. I found my wife in the garden.

JOSEPH BEATY . I am a labourer. I was at Westbourn-green on the 21st of May, about seven o'clock in the morning. I have known the prisoner some years. I was about twenty yards from Roger's house, and saw the prisoner enter the premises. He stood opposite the door for about a minute before he went in - I do not know whether anybody let him in. I was digging in the road - I went on with my work. Two or three minutes after, I heard, as I thought, a woman scream-it seemed at first to be a long distance off; I took no particular notice of it. The second time that I heard it, it appeared to be nearer, and to come from Rogers's house. I heard it again, and ran to the house. Before I got to the door I saw the deceased fall out of the door, all in a gore of blood. She fell forward on the ground, rose herself up, and made for the place very quick - She staggered, and immediately seized the pales with her right hand. I immediately called out to Reeves that there was a woman murdered-he came, and ran for her husband. I did not see the prisoner come out. I saw the razor in the possession of Wells.

Cross-examined. I have known the prisoner some years, and was always very good friends with him. I always thought him a very good kind of a man.

WILLIAM WELLS . I was at work nearly opposite Rogers's house. On the 21st of May I had been to fetch some tools: as I returned about seven o'clock a man came running on horseback, and said a woman's throat had been cut. I saw the deceased sitting on a pile of bricks, in a very bloody condition-there was blood in the house. I went for an officer-when I returned I looked about, and found a razor near the path, and took it up-it was bloody.

THOMAS GOODCHILD . On the 21st of May, about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, I and Court were at the Coach and Horses, public-house, at Paddington, about a mile from the prosecutor's house; the prisoner came in to us, called for a quartern of gin, and asked us to drink a glass, which we did; I have known him some years. After we had drank he called us into the back yard, and said he had been and murdered a woman that morning; that he had knocked her down with a bill-book, and cut her throat with a razor. He spoke in that easy way, that we did not believe him. I asked him who he had murdered? he said " Jane Rogers - I am afraid I have not done it effectually; if I have, it will be the happiest moment I have ever seen in my life." He did not say why he had done it. It was agreed that Court should go up to the prisoner's house, and ask his daughter for two little pill-boxes that he wanted, and he would hear if there was any alarm - I was to remain with the prisoner. Court went, when he returned he said it was true. We immediately took the prisoner into custody, and delivered him up before the magistrate.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you any conversation with him before he told you this - A. No. He called us into the yard and told us - He gave no reason for it that I remember.

THOMAS COURT . I was in the public-house with the

last witness. The prisoner came in - I have known him some years - We had some gin. He called us into the back yard, and said he had been committing murder that morning; he said it was Jane, whom he used to live with; that he had done it with a bill-book and a razor - We did not believe him. I went to inquire if it was true; I heard the report, returned, and took him into custody.

Cross-examined. He was a very good neighbour. The cool, quiet manner in which he spoke made me not believe him.

COURT. Q. Did he say anything about her throat - A. He said he cut it with a razor, and that he put his finger into the hole that he cut, to feel whether the windpipe was cut, and he was afraid he had not done it effectually, and he should be sorry if he had not.

THOMAS FOY . I am an officer. The prisoner was given into my charge by Court, with the bill-book and razor, which I produce.

MR. WILLIAM JAMES CRONING . I am receiving house surgeon at St. Bartholomew's hospital. On the 21st of May, in the morning, the deceased was brought there in a cart - I saw her taken out of the cart. After removing some handkerchiefs from her neck, I found a large wound in front, to the extent of about five inches, across the windpipe-this was the principal wound; but there were several others, as if several attempts had been made to cut her throat. There were ten principal wounds in her head-such an instrument as the bill-hook would make them exactly. She lived sixteen days; I attended her every day.

Q. In your judgment, what was the cause of her death - A. The wound in her throat, combined with others, was the cause. Her scull was fractured, which would have caused her death in a short time. She frequently expressed her apprehension that she should die.

Cross-examined. I have attended the hospital five years. I could form no idea of her health before the injury. The form of the fracture of the scull was such that it could not be caused by a fall. The windpipe was completely severed. My opinion is, that this wound alone must have proved fatal.

Prisoner's Defence. I leave it to God and the Jury.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 62.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-39

918. WILLIAM EVISON , GEORGE DICKINSON , and JOHN PAWSON ENTWISTLE were indicted for that they on the 8th of May , at St. George, Hanover-square , having in their possession a certain bill of exchange, as follows (i.e.)

"139l. "London, 21 April, 1818.

"Three months after date, pay to my order One Hundred and Thirty-nine Pounds for value received.

" GEORGE DICKINSON .

"To Messrs. FRANCIS and WHITE, Merchants and Wharfingers, Nine Elms, Vauxhall."

which said bill was indorsed as follows (i.e,)

" GEORGE DICKINSON and Co.

EDWARD SMITH ."

They (the prisoners) on the same day, at the parish aforesaid, feloniously did falsely make, forge, and counterfeit upon the said bill an acceptance thereof, (i.e.) "No. 1, 476. Accepted. Francis and White." with intent to defraud Peter Powell .

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

HENRY POWELL . I live at No. 43, Old Bond-street - I know the prisoner, Evison. On Monday evening, the 4th of May, he called on me, said he had a commission to purchase a carriage for Mr. Smith, of Southampton, and was ordered to go as high as 150l. I shewed him one at 120 guineas - He said he would call in the morning to see some others. Next day he called, and agreed for the carriage at 120l., and said he would give me a bill on Francis and White, who he believed were very respectable people. He said he did not know who was the drawer-he wrote the particulars down on a piece of paper in the counting-house. I saw him write it-(looking at it) this is it (reads) "Smith, Esq., Southampton. Bill accepted by Francis and White, Merchants, &c. Nine Elms, Vauxhall. P. Evison." He said he did not know the amount, for Mr. Smith was to remit him the bill, and he had no doubt but it was a very good one, as Mr. Smith was very particular in money affairs. I said I would give it to my brother, and we would let him know next morning, at No. 14, Grosvenor-place.

PETER POWELL. I am a coach-maker . On Wednesday morning, the 16th of May, the prisoner, Evison, called-this was the first time that I saw him. He asked me to shew him the carriage which he had purchased, and asked me if I was satisfied with the reference he had given me with respect to the bill? I said I had made inquiry, and found Francis and White were the Roman Cement people, and I was perfectly satisfied with the names of the parties, as I understood they were very respectable people, and that a bill on them was as good as a bank note - He said he understood so. I said I would take their acceptance in payment for the carriage.

Q. Was that all you said with respect to the persons who were to be the acceptors of the bill - A. I told him my brother knew Francis, and often met him at Lloyd's coffee-house. I asked him the amount of the bill? he said he did not know the amount; that he expected Mr. Smith in town, and he would bring the bill with him. I asked him who was the drawer of it? he said he did not know. He said he would let me know when he should want the carriage. I left him.

Q. Did you see him again - A. On Thursday, about three o'clock, the prisoner, Dickinson, brought me a note, he gave it to me-this is it (producing it) - I read it, and told Dickinson the carriage should be got ready for him, and that I would either go with it, or send somebody. I accompanied the carriage on horseback to No. 14, Lower Grosvenor-place, on Friday, the 8th of May, at two o'clock. As I went I saw the prisoner, Dickinson, in the turning which leads to Pimlico, and inquired of him where No. 14, Lower Grosvenor-place, was? he directed me there-

I met him about six yards from the place; he was walking towards Buckingham-gate, in a contrary direction, from Lower Grosvenor-place. I found the house according to his direction. When I got there I found Evison in the parlour, and was introduced to him.

Q. State what passed - A. He asked if the carriage was all right? I said it was. He then produced the bill-this is it-(looking at it) - He said Mrs. Smith was taken ill at Guildford, and Mr. Smith was detained there on that account, and that he was going there with the carriage to meet him. I remarked that the bill was for 139l., and the carriage only came to 120l. He said Mr. Smith would draw on me for 19l. at his leisure. He then rang the bell for a pen and ink, and took down the particulars of the bill, that Mr. Smith might draw on me, to come due about the same time as this bill. I then looked at it - He said they were very respectable people. I told him I had made inquiry, and understood that Francis and White were very respectable people, and I considered it as good as a bank note. He said he understood they were very respectable people, but he did not know anything of them. He wished me to sit down; I told him I was busy, and left him. I immediately rode over to Nine Elms, Vauxhall, with the bill; it was about a mile and a half, I gallopped all the way. I went into the counting-house, presented the bill to one of the clerks, and found the acceptance was forged. I rode back as quick as possible to Lower Grosvenor-place, and found the carriage was gone. I inquired at the toll-bar, went to the Post-master, and learnt which way it had gone, went to Esher, and sent for a constable. I saw the carriage at the first inn that I passed at Esher. The constable came. I went to the inn, into the parlour, and found the prisoners, Evison and Dickinson, sitting at the table, just going to dinner. I recognized Evison, and told him he had given me a bill which was forged. I told Dickinson he had brought me a letter, and that I had supposed him to be Evison's servant-Evison replied, that he had a friend with him, who would soon settle the business-that he was gone out, and would return and satisfy me that every thing was right. I told him if he could do that I should be satisfied, but if he was a rogue I should take him to town. A person of the name of Bennet came into the room, and offered his assistance. I left Evison and Dickinson in the charge of the landlord. I then saw Entwistle in the room - He went into the room of his own accord - I followed him in, and asked him if he came in the carriage with those gentlemen? he said he did. I then gave the constable charge of all three; they were secured in the house. Tilley put Evison and Entwistle into the carriage, and drove with them to Kingston-the constable took the other in a post-chaise.

Q. Did any conversation pass between you in the carriage - A. Yes; I held them out neither promises nor threats. Entwistle said, if I would stop at Kingston he would settle every thing. Evison said he had given Entwistle instructions to settle every thing. I said if they would convince me that they were honest men I should be satisfied. When we got to Kingston I went into the parlour with Entwistle; he then proposed that if I would let them go, he would pay me for the carriage and all my expences. He said that it was a fraud committed by Evison, but that he knew nothing of it-that it would very much hurt his character, for he was going into business with a Mr. Needharn, and if this was exposed it would hurt his family, his father being a methodist preacher and a man of great respectability. I told him it was a public affair-that I should call Mr. Bennet in to hear what was said, for I should not compound felony. Mr. Bennet came in; I told him of this conversation. Entwistle said it was not right to call Bennet in - I said I considered it was. I went to Bow-street, they were examined.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. Q. When he brought you the bill he did not profess to know who the acceptors were - A. He did not - He left me a paper that I might inquire about them.

Q. Knowing there were Francis and White, of Vauxhall, you supposed it to be them - A. I knew no other. I made inquiry, and was told there were no other. I made inquiry before I saw him a second time and could find no other. At the second conversation I told him I had made inquiry, and was satisfied with the bill, as they were respectable people - He then told me he was going to Guildford.

MR. NORTON. Q. You told Evison that they were the Roman Cement people - A. I did on the Thursday - I spoke to him of them as being the Roman Cement people.(Letter read.)

"Mr. EVISON's compliments to Mr. POWELL, requests he will have every thing necessary done to the carriage, and send it to No. 14, Lower Grosvenor-place, at two o'clock to-morrow, and Mr. EVISON will settle for it at that time. Please to say what time it will be ready.

"7th May, 1818."

ROBERT BENNET . I am an inn-keeper. I was present when the prisoners were secured at Esher, and assisted in securing them. Entwistle at first refused to be searched, but afterwards consented. They handed the things out of their own pockets - They were sealed up in paper. I made the prisoners put their names on the papers. There were several letters and bills found on Entwistle. I went in the chaise with Dickinson and the constable to Kingston. When I got there, Evison put his head out of the carriage to me, as I stood by the side, and said, "Are they coming? I have empowered Entwistle to settle it with Mr. Powell." - I went into the parlour. Before we got to Bow-street, Evison said he was sorry Entwistle was not permitted to settle it, as they would not be able to prove a forgery, and he knew it to be a fraud. He afterwards said if it was a forgery he knew the person that committed it, but it was not him. We took them to the Brown Bear, in Bow-street. Entwistle said it was a pity it was not settled, as they would not be able to prove the forgery, and it would hurt their characters, and do no good. When Evison was questioned about drawing the bill, he said he was brought up a gentleman. He said he drew the body of the bill, and Dickinson wrote the bottom part, "Dickinson and Co." He was sent out, and Dickinson was called in. Mr. Birnie asked him if he knew anything of the bill? he pretended to know nothing about it at first, but afterwards said, in the presence of Evison, that he and Evison were in partnership together. Mr. Birnie made

some remark upon the spelling of the name. He said the plate on their door had not been altered. Entwistle was asked what he knew of it? he said all he knew of it was that he had received a letter from Evison to come and ride with him into the country to buy the carriage of them. He said he knew nothing of the bill. Evison then said he had given the bill to Entwistle to get accepted, and he brought it back.

JOHN TILLY . I am constable of Esher. I took the prisoners into custody, and found a number of papers on Entwistle, which were sealed up before his face. I found none of any consequence on the others - I produce them. There are three bills of exchange, one of which is accepted by Francis and White, drawn by G. Dickinson and Co. - the other two are drawn on them, but not accepted, and drawn by another name.

(Bill read. See Indictment.)

JOB DUTTON . I am clerk to Messrs. Francis and White, of Nine Elms, Vauxhall, wharfingers, merchants, and Roman cement manufacturers-they carry on business in the name of Messrs. Francis and White. I have lived seven years with them, and know their hand-writting very well(looks at the bill)-Francis and White on this bill is not the hand-writing of either of them. I know of no other Francis and White in that neighbourhood. There is a Mr. White, a coal-merchant, at Nine Elms; he has lived there nine months, and carries on business in his own name, and not in the name of Francis and White - He lives about forty yards from us. I do not know that he keeps any wharfs. I do not know a Mr. Francis.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Letters have come to our house for him by mistake. There is no clerk authorized to accept for Francis and White.

EVISON'S Defence. Mr. Powell and Bennet are false-no questions of the kind were asked me. Powell never asked me the amount of the bill; the bills were brought to me by Entwistle, who said that a house of the name of Francis and White were anxious to have accommodation bills drawn. I put the signature of the drawer to it. Dickinson is my partner. I know nothing of Francis and White.

DICKINSON'S Defence. I know nothing of the business. I never saw the bill before it was produced at Esher.

ENTWISTLE'S Defence. I am innocent.

WILLIAM DORAN . I am a jeweller, and live in Grey-street, Blackfriars-road. I know Mr. White, of Nine Elms, Vauxhall, a coal and timber-merchant.

Q. Did you at any time draw an agreement of partnership between him and a Mr. Francis - A. Yes, I produce a copy of it. White informed me he was going into partnership with Peter Clement Francis ; on the 20th of April I copied the agreement, and saw White and Francis execute it. White was in possession of a wharf at Nine Elms before this. I knew Francis before, but never saw White before. It was signed at the ship, in Wormwood-street, London-wall-(looks at the bill). - I believe it to be the hand-writing of Francis, who executed this agreement.

Cross-examined by MR. NORTON. I have lived four months in Grey-street. I lived with Messrs. Rundle and Bridge two years ago - I was fourteen years with them. I first saw White on the 20th of April. I have seen cards calling him a coal-merchant - I have known Francis two or three years. When I knew him he lived at Camberwell. I think I could tell his writing.

Q. Do you know the prisoners - A. I never saw Evison or Dickinson till I saw them at Bow-street. I have known Entwistle a short time. I believe he has given Francis credit to some amount - They are acquainted. I do not know whether he is in the habit of accepting bills for him, or not.

EVISON - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 27.

Strongly recommended to mercy by Prosecutor and Jury .

DICKINSON

ENTWISTLE

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-40

919. WILLIAM RAMSAY was indicted for that he, on the 11th of March , feloniously did falsely make, forge, and counterfeit a certain promissory note for payment of 20l. (signed E. J. Smythe), with intent to defraud Charles John Knight and Richard Barratt .

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

TWO OTHER COUNTS, the same, only calling it a bill of exchange instead of a promissory note.

FIFTH COUNT. That he, having in his custody and possession a like bill of exchange, feloniously did falsely make, forge, and counterfeit upon the said bill an indorsement thereof, as follows-" Accepted by me, Francis Snare , Brandon, Suffolk, "with the like intent.

RICHARD BARRATT. I am in partnership with Charles John Knight; we are cabinet-maker s, and live in Northampton-street, Clerkenwell. On the 6th of March the prisoner called on me and bought a tea-caddy, which came to 9l., and asked the price of some card-tables. He asked me if I objected to take a bill? I told him I did not, if the parties were respectable. He ordered the tea-caddy to be finished by Wednesday the 11th of March - He went away, and returned on Wednesday, it was ready for him; he said it suited him. He said he had brought the bill, and produced it. He said he should like some card-tables very well, but he thought them too dear. He paid me the bill, and gave me an order for a loo-table. The card-tables were delivered to him with the loo-table-(looks at the bill)-this is it. I never received the money for it-it is noted. It was due on Saturday, the 25th of April. On that day I met him at the corner of Lower Northampton-street, and told him the bill was due that day; he said it was, but he had got a letter from the party in the country, and they were not exactly prepared to take it up, and he wished to have it renewed. I told him it would certainly be presented that day.

CHARLES JAMES KNIGHT . I presented the note for payment at the Old Bell, in Holborn, where it was addressed-it was not paid.

EDWARD JAMES SMYTHE . I have been released from the bill, but have not got the release here.

MR. EDWARD SHEPHERD . I am an attorney, and live in Lower Russell-street, Bloomsbury. I have corresponded with Mr. Smythe, and have acted on letters I have received. He never complained to me. I should not think the note to be his hand-writing.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. I do not know whether he keeps a clerk; he is a conveyancer. The letters I received from him may have been written by a clerk for what I know. One of the letters resemble his hand, and others are stiffer. He may sign a bill with a stiffer hand than he writes a letter.

Q. If you had received a letter with such a signature, should you have acted on it - A. Yes; but as a bill, I should have hesitated to take it.

THOMAS GILBERT . I keep the Bell Inn, in Holborn. There was no money left to take up the bill.

SAMUEL DICKENS . I apprehended the prisoner - He made his escape out of window.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-41

920. THOMAS WALTERS was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Whiting , on the King's highway, on the 16th of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one rule, value 18d., and 14s. in monies numbered, his property .

JOHN WHITING . I am a stone-mason . On the 16th of May I received my wages at my master's house, in the Edgware-road; I then went to the Brazen Head, Lisson-green , and left there between ten and eleven o'clock; I changed a 1l. note there, and received eighteen shillings in change. I paid one shilling for liquor, and lent a person a shilling-the prisoner was at the house, and a person of the name of Day - They saw me change my note. I was not quite sober, but knew what I was about - They pulled me about in the house. I told them not to rob me, but to keep their hands out of my pocket, and if they wanted a shilling or two I would give it them; they made no reply but tore my coat, and almost stripped me in the house-others assisted them. I knew them before, and had seen them there before. When I left the house the prisoner and Davis both followed me for about a hundred yards, they came up and hustled me-Davis took my silver from my pocket while the prisoner held me behind; Davis got about fourteen shillings, and a two-foot rule, out of breeches-pocket - They knocked me against the railing and stunned me, I was senseless for sometime. I knew their voices well. It was a moonlight night - I saw them-there was a woman passing at the time.

Cross-examined by MR. MARSHAM. I was at the public-house the greater part of the afternoon, and between ten and eleven o'clock at night, there were a great many people there. I fell down in the tap-room when they pulled. It was not necessary for me to be conducted home. I saw the prisoner next day, but did not take him - He was not taken until the Tuesday following. I have not seen Davis since.

MARY BOLTING . I live at Lisson-green. I knew the prosecutor by sight - I saw the prisoner and Davis with him on the 16th of May, between ten and eleven o'clock at night; Davis had his hand in the prosecutor's pocket - I heard the money jingle when he pulled it out; they struck him, he reeled against the pailing and fell down. I went home, but said nothing to any person. The prisoner held the prosecutor behind.

RICHARD COATES . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner on the 19th. When he saw the prosecutor he said, "He does not know that I robbed him, only from what the woman told him." I had not told him the charge. I cannot find Davis - He has been away from home ever since.

Cross-examined. The prosecutor did not tell me he had seen the prisoner the morning before; he applied to me to take him on Tuesday morning.

Prisoner's Defence. I can prove I was not near him at the time.

FRANCIS GROVE . I was at the public-house that night. Whiting was taken home quite drunk. I went to the adjoining public-house with the prosecutor, I then went back with the prisoner to the first house.

JOSEPH WILLIAMS . I lodge at the Brazen Head. I saw the prosecutor sparring with the people; he struck me without any provocation.

RICHARD SHIPPING . I was at the public-house with the last witness; the prosecutor struck me without my speaking to him.

MARY BOLTING re-examined. I saw Grove about two yards from the house, after I had seen the prosecutor robbed.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-42

921. THOMAS SAUNDERS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , from the person of William Lloyd , one 5l. and three 1l. bank notes, his property .

WILLIAM LLOYD . I live at Bow. I am a sailor , and belong to an East Indiaman. On the 20th of May I was at the East India House, about one o'clock, and received a 5l. and four 1l. notes. I was intoxicated very much, but knew what I was about. I held the money in my hand. I was in the prisoner's company the best part of the day before - He came as far as St. Mary Axe, towards the India House, with me, on that day; he heard me tell the people in our company that I was going there to receive money. I went back to the George, public-house , after I had got my money, the prisoner joined me at the step of the house; I was putting my money up, he said he would be d-d if I should have any more to get drunk with, and took it from me. I did not know where he lived. I got drinking with him at the George, and got more intoxicated. He was taken up the same day.

MICHAEL KELLY . I am a Custom House officer. I was in the George, public-house, between four and five o'clock that afternoon, the prisoner and prosecutor were drinking together, in company with a woman. I did not think the prosecutor was very drunk. I suspected the prisoner, having heard the prosecutor had been receiving money. I advised the prosecutor to give his money to the landlord until the morning. The prisoner called me a b-dy Jacob, and asked if I thought he was going to be taken-in by a flat of my kind-that he had been too long in town. On my asking him to give the money to the landlord, he snapped his fingers, and said he would see me d-d first. I did not know he had got the prosecutor's money - I only took the sailor's word for it. I told the prisoner if he did not give up the money I would send for an officer, which I did; as soon as the officer came I

told him the prisoner had got the prosecutor's money - He denied having more than 1l. about him, and said he had none of the prosecutor's money. The officer searched him - He attempted to strike him. I laid hold of one of his arms. The officer found a 5l. and three 1l. notes, in his pocket. He then said we were all a set of thieves together. I had advised him before the officer, to give the the money up to the man; he said he had it, and would keep it.

JOHN RICE . I am a constable. I was sent for, and found the prosecutor and prisoner together, with a woman-the prosecutor was drunk. Kelly said the prosecutor had been robbed. I asked him if he had been robbed? he said, Yes. Kelly pointed out the prisoner as the man. I desired him to give the man his money; he said he had not got it, and had not robbed the prosecutor. I told him not to be obstinate, but return the money, and keep himself out of trouble; he insisted that he had not got the money. I then attempted to search him - He tried to strike me in the face, I stopped the blow, collared him, searched him, and found a 5l. and three 1l. notes upon him. He then said he only meant to take care of them - He had denied having them several times.

Prisoner's Defence. He gave it to me to take care of. - SMITH. I am a jobbing porter. I saw the prisoner and prosecutor come out of the East India House-the prosecutor was drunk, and gave the prisoner his money to take care of; they both went over to the George public-house.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-43

922. JANE BURNSIDES was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , three pieces of canvas, value 4s. , the goods of Thomas Seddon .

CHARLES DIXWELL . I am apprentice to Mr. Thomas Seddon , of Aldersgate-street . The prisoner was employed in the shop, I was desired to watch her. On the 6th of June, at six o'clock in the morning she came by the place where I was concealed, folded up a piece of canvas, and put it into her pocket; she then went and cut two other pieces off two rolls. I got a constable, who searched her, and found the pieces of canvas upon her.

WILLIAM MARCHANT . I saw the three pieces of canvas found in the prisoner's pocket. She begged forgiveness.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 65.

Confined Two Months .

London Jury, Before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-44

923. GEORGE BARBER was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , five handkerchiefs, value 40s. , the goods of Edward Wain .

ROBERT POWELL . I am servant to Edward Wain, who is a silk-mercer , and lives in West Smithfield . On the 3d of June the handkerchiefs hung in the window, inside the shop; about seven o'clock in the evening the prisoner came in and asked to look at some silk handkerchiefs, I showed them to him - He sat down on a stool near to where they were - He did not like any, and went out; in about five minutes I missed the handkerchiefs, and went after him - I took him about twenty doors from the shop. I asked him to give me the handkerchiefs he had taken; he took off his hat, threw it down, and they fell out - He got from me, leaving his hat behind him. I picked them up, followed, and never lost sight of him. He was secured in Little Britain.

GEORGE VINT . I am apprentice to Mr. Johnston, who is a turner, and lives in Duke-street. I heard the cry, ran out, and stopped the prisoner, who was running without his hat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-45

924. WILLIAM ROBERT SKINNER was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , two bottles, value 6d., and two quarts of shrub, value 10s. , the property of Thomas Abbotts and Richard Abbotts .

THOMAS AVERN . I am cellarman to Messrs. Abbotts, wine-merchants , Skinner-street . On the 12th of May the prisoner was employed in the cellar to catch rats ; I missed two extra bottles of shrub off the top of the bin, and which stood there when he came in. I followed him out of the cellar across Turnagain-lane, into the stable; I then told him I thought his bag contained more than belonged to him; he said it did not-he objected to my examining it, but I insisted upon it. He then said he would tell the truth, he had got a little drop of wine; he gave it to me, it was two bottles of shrub. He begged hard for mercy, and I let him go. At eight o'clock, when I took the key up, I told Mr. Abbotts of it; he was angry with me for letting him go.

THOMAS ABBOTTS . I am in partnership with Richard Abbotts . Avern told me what had passed at night. I was angry with him for letting the prisoner go. I wrote to him to come to me on Saturday, and I had him taken.

Prisoner. Q. Why did you not take me before - A. I did not intent to prosecute him, but he was very impertinent. I thought I would not prosecute him if he would return the money I had paid him.

Prisoner's Defence. I was not there at the time.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined Two Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-46

925. CHARLES LOADSMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , one jacket, value 4s.; one waistcoat, value 2s., and one pair of trowsers, value 3s. , the goods of Peter Bews .

PETER BEWS. I am superintendant of the Refuge for the Destitute, at Shoreditch ; the prisoner was an inmate , and had been there four months. On Sunday, the 24th of May, about five o'clock in the morning, he made his escape, taking with him a jacket, waistcoat, and trowsers,

which were worn by another person. I have the care of them. I got an officer, between eight and nine o'clock at night, and found him at his mother's, in Little Gray's Inn-lane - He had left his own clothes behind - I brought him back, and made him take them off - They were quite new.

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG . I am an officer. I accompanied the last witness to the prisoner's mother's, and secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I took them by mistake.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-47

926. WILLIAM CLOVES , THOMAS DUGOOD , JOHN OWEN , WILLIAM JOYNES , JOHN FEAR , JOHN JONES , and WILLIAM RAY were severally and separately indicted for forgery .

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

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-48

927. THOMAS JASPER , THOMAS COOTE , GEORGE MEKIN , and MARY ANN REED were indicted for a like offence .

No Evidence. NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-49

928. WILLIAM WELLER was indicted for feloniously having in his possession one forged bank note for the payment of 1l., knowing it to be forged .

THOMAS VANN . I am a constable of St. Luke's. On the 1st of June , between five and six o'clock, I received information, and saw the prisoner come into the Jacob's Well, public-house, in Barbican - A man named Williams was with him. I was in the house, and saw him come in. As they entered the tap-room door they called for a pint of beer - I followed them in immediately, and seized the prisoner's right hand. I had been observing him all the time. I found three notes in his right hand, and asked him where he got them? he said he picked them up there, pointing to the floor where he stood. I am certain he had not stooped at all - I had my eye upon him all the while; he could not have picked up any thing without my seeing him.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. I was in the house first. Riddell came in, and told me they were coming. I seized the prisoner first - I did not watch Williams so much as the prisoner; my attention was fixed entirely on the prisoner. He never went near Williams.

JAMES RIDDELL . I am a constable. I was with Vann. I saw the prisoner join Williams at the corner of the court in Barbican. They went up the court, into the Jacob's Well, public-house - I kept my eye on him until I secured him. I was close to them, and saw Vann take the three notes from him - He could not have received them from anybody, or picked them up, from the time I first saw him.

Cross-examined. I was watching there by agreement. They could not have been put into his hand. Williams was near him as he went up the court-the public-house door is on the right-hand side - I was two yards behind them; there were no other persons in the tap-room.

WILLIAM HERITAGE . I am a clerk at the Public-office, in Worship-street; I took down what the prisoner said on his examination (reads) "The prisoner says the three 1l. notes which Vann found on him, he picked up on the seat in the public-house."

THOMAS GLOVER . I am a bank note inspector. The notes are forged in every respect-two of them are of the same number and date. There are never two notes of the same number and date issued by the Bank.

Prisoner's Defence. I found them on the seat. There were three of us together in the house.

VANN re-examined. There was a young man with them-he was sent home to his master, Mr. Amos, of the Strand.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-50

929. THOMAS DUGOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , at St. Luke, one watch, value 6l.; one seal, value 1l., and one key, value 1d.; the goods of John Riekie , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN RIEKIE. I live in Old-street, St. Luke's . On Friday, the 29th of May, between one and two o'clock, I lost my watch out of my parlour - I had seen it hanging over the mantle-shelf half an hour before; I was not at home at the time. A person must go through the shop to get at the parlour. I had left my wife in the shop; when I returned she said it was gone. The lodgers have no communication with the parlour. On Monday the officer brought it to me.

DANIEL BISHOP . I am an officer of Bow-street. On Monday, the 1st of June, I apprehended the prisoner in Brick-lane, Spitalfields, and found the watch in his fob. I asked him where he got it? he said his mother left it him about three years ago. I found the prosecutor's name on it, and told him it was dated 1818, and that he could not have had it so long. He said he had had the cap made to it since his mother gave it to him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought it.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 17.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-51

930. CHARLES VARNEY was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , at St. George, Bloomsbury, one coffee-pot, value 10l.; three spoons, value 10s.; one toast-rack, value 30s., and one butter-knife, value 10s., the goods of Richard Purveson , Esq ., in his dwelling-house .

THOMAS CASE. I am servant to Richard Purveson, Esq., who-rents a house in Lower Bedford-place, in the parish of St. George, Bloomsbury . On the 25th of May, between nine and ten o'clock in the morning, a boy came and threw the newspaper down the area, I opened the window to take it in, took it to the kitchen, which is backwards, and stood drying it by the fire. I had left the articles stated in the indictment on the pantry table - I shut the window. While I was in the kitchen I heard the area-door go; I went into the pantry, and missed them. I had left the pantry door open. There was a violent ringing and

knocking at the street-door. I ran up, and as soon as I got out, I found the prisoner in the custody of Watson, with the coffee-pot under his coat, and the other things in his pockets.

WILLIAM WATSON . I was passing the house, and saw two young men lurking about; they crossed over. I saw the prisoner come out of the area with the property under his coat. I collared him, and asked him what he had got? he said "Nothing." I found the property on him.

RICHARD ROW WICKS . I took the prisoner and property in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A young man came up the steps, gave them to me to carry, and said he would satisfy me.

WILLIAM WATSON. I saw him come out of the area.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 21.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-52

931. EDWARD HARNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , at St. Botolph Without, Aldgate, one coat, value 3l. 18s.. the goods of William Wright , in his dwelling-house .

WILLIAM WRIGHT . I am a tailor , and live in Postern-row, Tower-hill-my house is not situate in St. Botolph's parish. On the 13th of June I missed the coat out of the shop, the door was open. I had brushed it two minutes before. I found it at Solomon's.

THOMAS FARRAR . I am shopman to Mr. Solomon, of Rosemary-lane. The prisoner came by with the coat, and asked me 1l. for it; he said a lady had given it to him. I took it to Swan's, and found the prosecutor there, he claimed it. I went back, and gave the prisoner in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man asked me to sell it.

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Of stealing, but not in a dwelling-house .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-53

932. WILLIAM DAREY was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , in the dwelling-house, of Elizabeth Clare , 6l. 9s. in monies numbered, and three 1l. bank notes, her property .

ELIZA CLARE , I keep a public-house at Hampstead , the prisoner was my servant . On the 29th of May I missed 3l. in silver, and 3l. in notes. I got an officer, and he then said, if I would go into the kitchen he would give me something - He gave me the three notes and 3l. in silver from under the coals-(looking at the notes)-two of them have my writing on them - I missed them at different times.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer. I went to the prosecutrix's house; the prisoner gave me the money from under the coals, wrapped up in a rag.

GUILTY. Aged 19.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-54

933. HENRY WELLS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April , at St. John the Evangelist, Westminster, one mare, price 15l. , the property of Thomas Stride .

THOMAS STRIDE. I live in Hampshire. I lent my mare to James Norris . I understood from him that it was lost on the 25th of May. I found it at the Bricklayers' Arms, Westminster, in possession of Langley.

Cross-examined by MR. MARSHAM. I do not know when I lost it - I suppose it was seven or eight weeks before.

ELIZABETH NORRIS . I am the mother of James Norris, and live at Romsey, in Hampshire , about seventy miles from town. The mare was lent to my son, and kept in my husband's stable, who is now dead. I fed the mare myself on Saturday evening, the 4th of May-next morning I found the stable door locked, but missed the mare, bridle and saddle. One of the large doors were lifted off the hinges. I have not seen the mare since.

Cross-examined. We were not to pay anything for it. My husband went to the stable after me - He locked the door, and brought the key in as usual.

THOMAS THYER . I am a butcher, and live in Peter-street, Westminster. I have known the prisoner for twenty years - I had seen him about a year and a half before. On Monday morning, the 6th of April he came to me, said he had a mare to sell, and asked me to buy her; I said it did not suit me. He said she was at Langley's, the Bricklayers' Arms. I do not know what he asked for her. He said he had rode her a great many miles the day before, when he brought her up; he did not say from where - He said he brought her seventy miles. I put the mare in my cart, and recommended Langley to buy her - He swapped another for it, and some money to boot-(looks at the receipt)-this is the receipt, I witnessed it; it is dated the 3d of April, the prisoner wrote it.

Cross-examined. I am sure he said he rode it above seventy miles-it looked in a very bad condition. The prisoner bore an honest character. A man named Batton was before the magistrate at the same time.

JAMES LANOLEY . I keep the Bricklayers' Arms, Westminster. On Wednesday morning, the 6th of April, the prisoner put the mare up in my stable, he offered to sell it me. Next day I made an exchange with him - He valued it at fifteen guineas. I gave him a horse worth ten guineas, and 4l. 14s. 6d. in money, and took his receipt, which he wrote himself. He staid with me for a fortnight after that. On the 28th of May Mr. Stride came with Norris, and claimed it-it was the same that I bought of the prisoner.

Cross-examined. I gave too much for it. The prisoner told me he had sold the horse that he bought of me. I once saw Batton at my house with Norris and Stride-(Receipt read.)

JAMES NORRIS . The horse was lent to me; I saw it at the stable to-day-it is the one that was lost. I saw it in possession of Langley, she is still at Langley's. Batton gave information where to find it. He was a shoemaker, and lived at Romsey. He was a prisoner in the King's Bench, and bought the rules.

Cross-examined. Stride lent us the mare - We were not to pay anything for it.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 30.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-55

934. MARY HALE was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , 29 yards of calico, value 2l. 6s., the goods of Joseph Purser , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN COOPER . I am shopman to Joseph Purser , who is a linen-draper , and lives in St. Giles's . On the 12th of June, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came to my master's shop, and asked for some eight-penny calico, she then said she would rather have linen. While I was reaching it, I saw Lancaster go round the counter, and take the calico from under her apron.

EDMUND LANCASTER . I am shopman to the prosecutor. I saw the prisoner take the print, and put it under her apron; I took it from her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I am sorry for it.

GUILTY. Aged 27.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. 10d. only .

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-56

935. JOHN CAMPLIN was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , at St. John, Hackney , one watch, value 3l.; one key, value 1d., and one piece of ribbon, value 1d., the goods of John Bean , in his dwelling-house .

MARY BEAN . I am the wife of John Bean, who is a watchmaker , and lives at St. John's, Hackney. On the 19th of May my husband was out in the afternoon - I was in the shop. I left the shop, and went down to the kitchen underneath - I had left the shop-door shut, and took the key with me; I thought I had locked it-there were watches in the window. In a few minutes I heard a noise in the shop, ran up, and found the prisoner coming out of the shop into the passage, with a silver watch in his hand. I stopped him, and asked him how he came by it? The street-door was always open. I asked him what business he had in the shop? he said he was coming in, and found it on the floor - I had seen it hanging on a hook in the window half an hour before; no person but myself had been in the shop. I held the prisoner; the neighbours came to my assistance. I took the watch from him, and gave him into the charge of Bennett. It is a silver watch, which came to be repaired-my husband made it about two years ago, and received 6l. for it. Bennett is not here. I saw the watch at Worship-street the same evening in his possession.

JOHN BEAN . I returned, found the prisoner in custody, and saw the watch in Bennet's possession at Worship-street - it is worth 4l.; it is capped and jewelled.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found a brooch, took it into the shop to ask if it was gold, and found the watch on the floor. I was going to knock, and the prosecutrix took me.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 15.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-57

936. ANN HARVEY was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , two shirts, value 10s.; one waistcoat, value 3s.; three aprons, value 3s.; five towels, value 3s., and one pocket, value 6d. , the goods of Isaac Williams .

ELIZA WILLIAMS . I am the wife of Isaac Williams. I am a laundress, and live in James-street, Grosvenor-square . On the 27th of May I went to the window, and saw the prisoner in the yard, taking the linen off the line; she had removed the articles stated in the indictment off the line. I called my husband - He went out, and she threw them down.

ISAAC WILLIAMS . My wife called me - I went into the passage, and saw the prisoner going down the kitchen stairs - She could not get out that way. She said she wanted Mrs. Pearson that lodged in the first floor; no such person lodged there. She said a necessary occasion called her into the yard. I gave her in charge, and found the linen in the back area window.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went for Mrs. Pearson.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined Two Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-58

937. WILLIAM BURNS and WILLIAM BLACKFOOT were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , one handkerchief, value 3s. , the goods of Clarissa Matilda Richardson .

CLARISSA MATILDA RICHARDSON . I keep a milliner's shop in Old Compton-street, Soho . On the 20th of May, about half-past eight o'clock at night, the prisoner, Blackfoot, came to the shop, looked at several things but bought nothing, and went out. About half an hour after, I observed him lurking about the shop for about ten minutes. I went to the door, and saw a handkerchief being drawn through the screw-hole of the shutter-about an inch of it remained in the window. I pulled it back again, went to the door, and saw several boys lurking about the window. Croker brought the prisoner, Burns, into the shop, and another person brought a wire hook in. I lost a handkerchief worth 3s. 6d.

WILLIAM CROKER . On the 20th of May I saw the two prisoners, with others, with their bodies close against the prosecutrix's shop-window; they saw me, and moved to the next house - I walked on, and watched them. Burns went to the window, and pulled a handkerchief through the screw-hole. He ran off; I pursued and took him. Blackfoot ran another way.

ROBERT HOWARD . I am a constable. I apprehended Blackfoot next day, and asked him if he was not in company with Burns the night before, in Old Compton-street? he said he was. I said I wondered the boy had not thrown the hook away. He said he was a d-d fool, for he told him to do it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BURNS'S Defence. I am innocent.

BURNS - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Confined One Year .

BLACKFOOT- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-59

938. BRIDGET DEAN was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , one watch, value 2l., and one key, value 2d., the goods of George Northover , from his person .

GEORGE NORTHOVER . On the 7th of June, about eleven o'clock at night, I was coming down Drury-lane; the prisoner sat at the corner of Blackmore-street with onions and lettuces - She asked me 18d. for the lot - I offered her 8d. for them. While I was talking to her I took my watch out to see the time-she had a candle. I returned my watch to my pocket and left her. Soon after, she ran after me, took me by the coat, and said I should have the lot. She kept moving her other hand by my body. I did not feel my watch go, but missed it as soon as I left her. I returned to where she had stood, and found her gone. I got the watchman, overtook her in Stewart's-rents, going into her house, and asked her for my watch. She said "I have not go it-search me." The watchman said, "It is unless searching, you have dinged it." I gave her in charge.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not fall down in Blackmore-street - A. Yes, but got up without help. She was out of my sight five minutes.

REBECCA DAVIS . I was sitting in Blackmore-street, within three yards of the prisoner. She was in liquor. I saw her return from the prosecutor - she took up her basket, and went home.

WILLIAM ALLEN . I am a watchman. I took the prisoner at her own door.

JOSEPH WILSON . I saw the prisoner talking to the prosecutor. She held him by the coat-soon after he missed his watch.

Prisoner's Defence. I never touched his watch.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-60

939. MARY SHAW was indicted for stealing, on the the 19th of May , one watch, value 10s., and one key, value 1d., the goods of Robert Grear , from his person .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-61

940. JOHN MILTON was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , two half crowns and one 5l. bank note , the property of George Griffiths .

GEORGE GRIFFITHS. The prisoner was my servant . I sent him to receive a check for 5l. 5s. on Messrs. Drummonds and Co. I have no proof that it was paid him.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-62

941. SARAH BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , from the person of John Satchell , one 1l. bank note, his property .

The particulars of this case are of too indelicate a nature for publication.

GUILTY. Aged 27.

Of stealing, but not from the person .

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-63

942. JOHN FARRELL was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 200 yards of canvas, value 6l. . the goods of Robert Gardner Paget .

NATHANIEL NATHAN . I am a slopseller, and live in Upper East Smithfield -the prosecutor, Mr. Paget, lives in Mark-lane; I was a customer of his, and have often bought goods of the prisoner as his foreman . About the 3d of June he passed my door - We were talking together. I asked him if Mr. Paget had any fresh goods come in? he said he had none but what I had seen. I said they would not suit me, as I could buy them cheaper. He then said there was a person in the country of the name of Howe, who owed him money; that he had sent him several lawyer's letters, and that Howe had promised to send him canvas for the debt, and asked me if I would be a purchaser? I said I could say nothing to it. He asked for my card. He knew my shop very well before - I gave him one. On Saturday, the 6th of June, he called again, and said the goods were arrived, and they would not hurt me at 8d. a yard - He said he should send them down on Monday. On Monday, the 8th of June, about seven o'clock in the morning, a man brought five bolts of canvas, and said the person who sent him would be there in the course of the day. In about ten minutes the prisoner came, and asked me how I liked the canvas? I said it was much the same quality as what I had seen at Mr. Paget's, and had been asked 9d. for. He said he thought it was as good a quality, and asked me if I would buy it at 8d.? I told him I did not particularly want them, as I had bought eleven bolts shortly before of Mr. Stephenson, of Philpot-lane. I then offered him 7 1/2d. a yard; he said if he did he should lose 16s. on them. He then said, rather than put himself to the expence of porterage again, he would let me have them. I told him I hoped he would excuse me, and asked him why he did not offer these goods to his master? He said he did not wish his master to know it. I told him his master could give as good a price for them as I could, and I could afterwards buy it of his master. He said he did not wish his master to know that he had any dealings with Howe. He then took a paper out of his pocket-book, with the lengths, and what they would come to at 8d. a yard. He scratched that out, and calculated it at 7 1/2d. - he made it 6l. 17s. 4d. He pressed me to pay him immediately, and said he would give me a receipt, and that would satisfy me. I said it did not suit me to pay him that morning. He said, "I suppose you do not want the goods?" I said I certainly did want them, and if he would call in the course of the day I would pay him - He went away. I afterwards told Morris what had passed. We went to Mr. Paget's - I remained outside. Mr. Paget afterwards came to my shop and claimed the goods. The prisoner never gave me any bill of them.

Cross-examined by MR. MARSHAM. The canvas was as good as that at 9d. I have often seen him at the warehouse, and have paid him money on account of his master. I told him to call for the money, because I wanted to inquire if the goods were his own.

MICHAEL MORRIS. I am an officer of Shadwell. Nathan gave me information. I went to Mr. Paget; he went with me to Nathan's, and claimed the canvas. We returned to the prosecutor's, and questioned the prisoner about the goods. He said he had sent some goods to Nathan, and that he meant to receive 9d. a yard for them, and produced a bill of parcels, which amounted to 9l. 4s. 7d. I

searched his pockets, and found a paper in his pocketbook, with a calculation at 8d. and 7 1/2d. a yard.

MR. ROBERT GARDNER PAGET . I live in Mark-lane. On the 8th of June I received information from Nathan, went to his house, and found five bolts of canvas there, which were mine-the prisoner was my foreman. When goods are sold out of my house, it was his duty to enter them in a book, and send a bill of parcels with them-there was no entry made of the goods. There were two entries of good transactions of the same day, which must have been bought after ten o'clock in the morning; they were made by the prisoner about eleven o'clock. I asked him why he did not enter these goods? he said he had not had time. The lowest price he might have sold the goods at was 83/4d. a yard. - the usual price was 9d.; he knew that. It is usual to enter goods before they are sent out. He should have entered the number of the piece and the yards.

Cross-examined. It is quite unusual to enter goods after they are sent out. We always have cash from Jews.

Prisoner's Defence. Nathan ordered five pieces of me - He said he must have them to cut, and would call at seven o'clock in the morning, which he did, and said he must have them immediately - I sent them. He offered me 71/2d. for them; I told him I could not take it. I forgot to enter them. I never intended to defraud my master.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-64

943. JONATHAN SIMMONDS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , 60 yards of gingham, value 3l.; 76 yards of muslin. value 3l.; 18 yards of calico, value 9s.; three yards of wrapper, value 3s.; two muslin dresses, value 1l. 4s.; one muslin robe, value 1l. 5s.; 36 handkerchiefs, value 3l.; and 38 candles, value 3s. , the goods of Richard Walford , Robert Brickhold Gardner , and John Hincksman .

ANTHONY HARRISON . I am a marshalman. On the 27th of May, in the evening, I went with Mr. Hincksman to the Rose and French Horn, in Wood-street, kept by Mr. Perch, and searched the one-pair back room, where the prisoner lodged, and found the articles stated in the indictment there-some of them in the cupboard, and some in hat-boxes. I waited there sometime, the prisoner did not come in while I was there. I was informed that he was in Hart-street; I followed, took him in Monkwell-street, and brought him into the back parlour. I told him I took him for robbing his master-he was agitated, but said nothing. I found five cravats in his coat-pocket, two yards and a half of jaconet muslin, and five duplicates. I returned to the public-house, and found the key of the cupboard where the goods were, in his possession. Mrs. Perch gave me six yards of black and white gingham, sixteen yards of calico, 15-16ths of jaconet, and one handkerchief. Sarah Gable gave me two dresses, six yards of gingham, and a handkerchief.

MARY PERCH . I am the wife of William Perch , who keeps the Rose and French Horn, public-house. The prisoner came to lodge in our house about the 19th of May, in the one-pair back-room, which Harrison searched. He brought one deal box and two hat-boxes with him. I gave him the key of the closet-he said he lived with the prosecutors. I bought a piece of calico wrapper of him, which he said were his perquisites. He said he had just left his situation. He left a piece of gingham with me - He asked me to buy it; I did not want it.

MR. RICHARD WALFORD . I am in partner ship with Robert Brickhold Gardener, and John Hincksman , we live in Watling-street - the prisoner came into our service as porter , in July, 1817, and left us in May last. I discharged him. When he left us I asked for his address; he gave me, "No. 6, Whitecross-alley, Finsbury-square." While he lived with us we did not miss any goods; we are not likely to miss them. I have examined the goods. I went to the prisoner, and asked him how long he had been in the habit of robbing us? he said, "not quite two months." He said he had stolen two pieces of gingham, two pieces of cambric muslin, and eighteen cravats. He begged of me not to prosecute him. The property is worth about 20l.

SARAH GABLE . I am a servant, and live in York-place, City-road. I was acquainted with the prisoner - He told me he lived with the prosecutors. I gave the officer a bundle of things which he gave me. I bought them all of him, except the dress - He was courting me.

JOHN RICHMOND . I am servant to Mr. Sadler, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Aldersgate-street. Some muslin was pledged with me for 7s., I do not know who by.

ALEXANDER M'BEATH . I am servant to Mr. Cameron, pawnbroker, Strand. The prisoner pledged six handkerchiefs with me in the name of John Field, Fleet-street.

PRIOR BUNTING . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Skinner-street. I have six handkerchiefs pledged with me, I do not know who by.

ANTHONY HARRISON . I found the duplicates of the things on the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought several of them of a hawker.

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-65

944. RICHARD HICK was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , one waistcoat, value 13s., the goods of John Lack , jun., privately in his shop .

JOHN LACK, JUN. I am a tailor , and live in Wormwood-street . I do not keep an open shop-the waistcoat hung over the desk. I was out when it was taken.

JOHN LACK , SEN. The prisoner and another man came into the shop about eight o'clock in the evening, and asked the price of a pair of grey gaiters - I said we had none; the other asked the price of some kerseymere. While I was talking to him the prisoner went out. I saw something stick out of his jacket. I hurried the other man out, and followed the prisoner, calling Stop thief! - He was stopped near the Bull, in Bishopsgate-street - I am sure he is the man. The waistcoat was brought to me.

WILLIAM MARCHANT . I am an officer. I heard the alarm; the prisoner ran towards me. I saw him throw the waistcoat from him. He resisted very much, and kicked me - We both fell together.

STEPHEN CADMAN . I am a constable, and was with Marchant. I heard the cry, the prisoner was running from it. I saw him throw the waistcoat down, and I picked it up. He resisted very much.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I did not take it.

GUILTY. Aged 25.

Of stealing, but not privately .

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-66

945. JOHN DAVIS was indicted for feloniously assaulting George Davis , on the 26th of May, on the King's highway, at St. Giles's in the Fields , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 7l.; three seals, value 3l., and one key, value 7s., his property .

GEORGE DAVIS. I am servant to Sir John Berresford, who lives in Harley-street. On the 26th of May, about half-past twelve o'clock at night, I was going through George-street, St. Giles's-some people were collected together, and two women were quarrelling - I stood there to hear what passed. Three men were standing round them-the prisoner was one, and Fitzgerald was another. In about two minutes I went on my way home. Fitzgerald followed me very close, hustled me off the stones, and knocked my hat off. I caught my hat in my hand. The prisoner and the other man came to my right-hand side, and took my watch from my pocket-it was gone in an instant; I felt it going-it was a silver jewelled watch. They ran away as fast as possible. I called the watchman, who took Fitzgerald to the watch-house. Next day, the prisoner was taken at the Black Horse, public-house, in George-street - I am positive he is the man. I had seen him and the other close to Fitzgerald. I understood by their conversation that Fitzgerald had been fighting the day before; the prisoner was sparring with Fitzgerald.

CAREY MACDONALD . My sister keeps the Black Horse, in George-street - the prisoner was in her employ. My sister sent him out for some pump-water - He returned in about ten minutes, or a quarter of an hour. My sister asked him where he had been so long? he said he had been looking at a fight, and had picked up the case of a watch, which he produced. I asked him if he knew who had lost it? he said he did not. He had lived a fortnight with my sister. It was a silver case.

GEORGE DAVIS re-examined. I am not quite certain which of them took my watch. It was a new one-the case was not loose. I only had it made about two years ago, and paid seven guineas for it-there were three gold seals and a ring to it. I never got them again. The prisoner said he sold the case the next day to a man in the street.

Prisoner's Defence. As I went out for water I saw something shine in the kennel, and found it was a watch-case - I shewed it to Macdonald.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 19.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-67

946. DAVID GORDON was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch, one coffee-pot, value 10l., the goods of James Gough , in his dwelling-house .

ANN BARNBOOK . I am servant to Mr. James Gough , who lives in Hoxton-square . On Wednesday, the 20th of May, about seven o'clock in the evening, the silver coffee-pot was standing on a tray on the kitchen dresser, about a yard from the window - A person in the street could see it; the window was open. I went into the back kitchen - I left nobody in the front kitchen. In about five minutes I heard a noise, I immediately went into the kitchen, and saw a person in the area with the coffee-pot - I believe the prisoner is the person. I said there was a thief, ran to the street - door, and called out Stop thief! I saw the man running along the square, and the coffee-pot in the area. I did not see him drop it. In about five minutes the prisoner was brought back to the house by Hardy - I believe he is the man who was in the area - I thought so at that time. I went to the window, and picked up the coffee-pot. There is no railing round the area-there is a railing in front round the fore-court, and a gate. When the prisoner was brought back there was red lead on his knees-the area had been cleaned with red lead. He must have knelt in the area to reach the coffee-pot. The dresser is nearly on a level with the bottom of the area.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

EDWARD HARDY . I was standing at the railing of Mr. Gough's house, and saw the prisoner get up off his knees at the kitchen window, with the coffee-pot in his right-hand - He got off his knees as soon as he saw me. The servant gave the alarm at the door-he ran off, and dropped the pot by the window. I ran after him, overtook him, and took him into custody. He ran down a court; I ran round the other way, and caught him - He was not out of my sight - I am sure he is the man. The knees of his breeches were all over red lead.

JAMES GOUGH . My house is in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch. There is a fore-court and railing before my house. The bottom of the area is on a level with the dresser. The coffee-pot weighs 2lb. 9 1/2oz.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in Old-street - a gentleman took hold of me, and took me back to the house. The servant said she could not swear to me.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 18.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-68

947. MARY KNIGHT was indicted for feloniously receiving, on the 28th of April , 56lbs. of hay, value 3s., the goods of Parkhurst Elliott , (of which John Puttock was, at the last Sessions, convicted of stealing), she well knowing it to have been stolen .

PARKHURST ELLIOTT. I live at Great Stanmore. On the 28th of April I lost a truss of hay. My servant, John Puttock , was convicted of stealing it-it was worth 3s.

JOHN BURRELL . I am a haybinder. I sent Puttock with the hay. I put thirty-six trusses in the cart-the other was taken from the barn.

RICHARD SMITH . I live near the prisoner in Little James-street , about ten miles from the prosecutor. I was near my own house, and saw Puttock drive his cart of hay

nearly opposite the prisoner's door; it could not get quite to it. The prisoner is a married woman, her husband's name is James. Puttock got on the load of hay, took one truss, and threw it down. I followed him into the prisoner's apartment-(she keeps night-carts.) I saw her give 1s. 9d. into his hands. I took it out immediately, and asked him how he came by that truss of hay? he said he had brought it from the barracks, as it was a returned truss - He said he sold it by his master's orders. I told him I thought it strange he should bring one truss for sale. I took him into custody, took the team to market, and returned for the prisoner, she was absent. I did not take her until last Friday week. I went back to Puttock. He said he found the hay by Edgeware Barn. It appeared to me to be part of the load.

Prisoner's Defence. It is common for people to bring hay for sale from the barracks as damaged hay.

GUILTY . Aged 44.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-69

948. WILLIAM IVES , THOMAS IVES , WILLIAM. BAILEY , and JAMES JACKSON were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Bracey Kent , about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 6th of May , at Fulham (Mary, his wife, and others being therein), and stealing therein seventeen silver spoons, value 6l.; one silver funnel, value 2l.; one pair of silver sugar-tongs, value 5s., and one silver milk-pot, value 2l., his property .

MARTHA LAWRENCE . I am servant to Mr. William Bracey Kent , who lives in the parish of Fulham . On Wednesday the 6th of May, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, I found the parlour window open, and the plate taken off the sideboard. I had been there half an hour before, the window was then shut and the plate safe-it is on the ground-floor; Mrs. Kent had been in the room after I left-the windows were not fast. I heard Mrs. Kent in the parlour, she might have opened the window without my knowing it. There is another house joins ours. I saw some dirt on the carpet, and in the room. I looked out of the window, and saw the gate open, and dirt on the window ledge, as if some person had got in at the window-it is not quite to the ground; there is a fore court to the house, I did not observe any footsteps there. I cannot say whether more than one person had been in. I missed the articles stated in the indictment; there were six table-spoons and a teapot left. I alarmed Mrs. Kent and the servants, and they gave the alarm-Blyth and Lambe went in pursuit. The prisoners were brought to the house about six o'clock. Cook brought the things back.

SARAH PRING . I live with Mr. Singer, next door to Mr. Kent. I saw the prisoner, William Ives , in the road in front of the house, about a quarter after three o'clock in the afternoon, no person was with him - He asked me to buy a ball of cotton of him. I said I did not want any. I was at the window, he asked for a drink of water. I made him no answer. I went from the window for about five minutes, and when I returned he was in Mr. Kent's court, looking at the front window - He was in the forecourt. I left the window, leaving him there. About an hour and a half after I heard of the robbery, and saw William Ives ; I knew him again, and am sure he is the person.

WILLIAM BLYTH . Mrs. Kent asked me to go in pursuit of the persons who committed the robbery. Lambe went with me. I received information, and went towards Kensington, I found four persons in a lane leading to Lord Holland's, one of them had his hat off, they were looking at what was in his hat-one of them saw us, and they all four ran off; we crossed a field, and called out Stop thief! I saw Lord Holland's groom stop Jackson as they ran - He was one of them-the other three ran off. Lord Holland's servants went in pursuit. I kept them in sight all the way, they at last surrendered themselves after they had crossed the canal. I am positive the prisoners are the four men that I saw standing together in the lane. It was either Thomas Ives , or Bailey, that had his hat off.

CHARLES LAMB . I went in pursuit with Blyth, and saw the prisoners together in the lane, looking into the hat - I followed them. Lord Holland's servant took Jackson, the others were stopped and brought back. I am sure they are the boys that I saw in the lane-the property was not found on them; I said they must have dropped it. I went to look in the direction they had ran, and found a large silk shawl in a ditch, which had a silver wine strainer in it, broken in two, I gave it to the constable. I found nothing else. I had seen the prisoners run by the side of that ditch.

EDWARD KNOTT . I was driving a dray, and stopped opposite Mr. Kent's gate. I saw a boy come out of the gate with his hat in his hand-one stood in the road opposite the gate, I believe it was Bailey, and another was sitting under the wall, about fifty yards further on-it was one of the prisoners, I do not know which; I believe Bailey came out with the hat. Jackson was in the road, and went up to the one that came out, and said, "give me a bit." I heard no answer made. After they passed me, the one under the wall got up, they all walked off together. About five or ten minutes after Mrs. Kent gave the alarm that some person had robbed the house. The people went in pursuit.

OWEN DERMOTT . I was working in Mr. Hall's field, and saw the prisoners, William and Thomas Ives , and Bailey, running gently in the field towards the canal; in a few minutes after I heard Lord Holland's servants call Stop thief! I joined in the pursuit, got out of breath, and was obliged to stop; as I returned I found the plate in a ditch, close to the path, which they had passed while I was pursuing them; I found all the silver there, which was delivered to Cooke. I am sure the prisoners are the men I saw.

WILLIAM COOK . I am servant to Lord Holland. I joined in pursuit-Jackson was stopped. I saw the other three running in the Uxbridge road; they surrendered themselves, as they could not get away. I received the plate from Dermott, and gave it to Morland.

JOHN MORLAND . Lamb gave me the wine-strainer, and Cook gave me the rest of the plate-it weighs twentynine ounces, and is worth 7l. 16s. 8d., as old silver. The prisoners were given into my charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM IVES'S Defence. I was selling cotton laces. I had a bit of victuals given to me, we were going to eat it in the lane; the gentlemen came to us, and we ran away, thinking they were going to take us up for begging.

THOMAS IVES'S Defence. I cannot say more.

BAILEY'S Defence. I cannot say more.

JACKSON'S Defence. I cannot say more.

W. IVES - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 16.

T. IVES - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 15.

BAILEY - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 17.

JACKSON - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 15.

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

Recommended to Mercy .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-70

949. THOMAS GURNEY and THOMAS LOWE were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Joseph Goodwin , about twelve o'clock in the night of the 8th of June , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch, with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein two coats, value 25s., and one jacket, value 14s., his property .

SUSANNAH GOODWIN . I am the wife of Joseph Good win, who is a milkman, and lives in East-row, City-road, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch . On the 8th of June I was up all night, my child being very ill. I fastened the house myself-the wash-house door was fastened with a piece of string, it was also latched; between half-past eleven and twelve o'clock at night, I thought I heard something, and came down stairs. Abouta quarter before twelve I came down again, I then went up, looked out of window, and saw a person standing outside the gate - I do not know who it was. I had seen four persons standing there about half-past ten o'clock, the prisoner, Gurney, was one, Whitley, and a boy named Howlett, were two others - I knew them, but I did not know the other. About twelve o'clock I came down and found the washhouse door open, which is part of the dwelling-house, and missed my son's and my husband's great coats, and my son's jacket.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. I saw the washhouse door fast about eleven o'clock. No person could have gone through to unfasten it.

HENRY WHITLEY . My father is a milkman. I am sixteen years of age. I live near the prosecutor, and go out with milk - I know the prisoners. On Monday the 8th of June, I was with them near Mr. Goodwin's premises, I was not near the gate between ten and eleven o'clock, I first went near the gate about twelve o'clock; we had agreed to get over the gate.

Q. Who proposed it - A. I did. We had been talking about going to get some coats - They agreed to go; when we got up to the gates Gurney got over and opened them, and we all three went in; we went towards the washhouse door, which was fastened with a string, we undid it, went in, took the coats, and put them on - We took two great-coats and a jacket. We came out of the gates, and went into Aldersgate-street, up a coach-yard, and slept in a coach until half-past four o'clock, then went to Smithfield, and from thence to Field-lane; Gurney made us take off the coats, and he went and sold them; he told us to wait, when he returned he said he had got twelve shillings for them, and gave us four shillings each.

Cross-examined. I never lived with the prosecutor, I have slept there, and knew the premises.

SUSANNAH GOODWIN re-examined. He has slept at our house, being a neighbour, and as a playfellow for my sons. The wash-house door was fastened with a string round a nail.

JOHN CORTORAN . I am beadle of the parish. On the 9th of June I apprehended Gurney at the Little King of Prussia, Hoxton. I found nothing on him. I took Lowe on the Wednesday following, at his master's, who is a watch-pendant maker, in Brick-lane; his master asked him if he had anything to do with the robbery? he said, Yes; he was neither threatened or promised; he said he was with them, and Whitley was concerned in the robbery; that all three went to the gates, Gurney got over and opened them, and let the rest in, they then got into the wash-house, and each took a coat, that Gurney sold them for twelve shillings, and they had four shillings each.

Cross-examined. I never had Whitley in custody.

GURNEY'S Defence. I was out of work. Whitley said he could get three coats if we would go with him; we went about twelve o'clock, Whitley got over the gate, went to the wash-house, cut the string, and brought the coats out.

LOWE'S Defence. Whitley brought them out to us.

GURNEY - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 17.

LOWE - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 15.

Recommended to Mercy .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-71

950. WILLIAM WRANCE was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , at Hanwell, one pair of breeches, value 12s. 6d., the goods of Henrietta Wood , widow , privately in her shop .

HENRIETTA WOOD. I am a widow, and keep a clothes-shop at New Brentford, in the parish of Hanwell . On Monday the 18th of May, about three o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came to the shop, looked at some things at the door, he then came in and asked the price of velveteen breeches; I took down a pile of breeches from the shelf, and shewed them to him - He asked if he could try them on - He took two pair into the passage, by the side of the parlour, to try on. A young man came to the door and asked about some clothes. When the prisoner came out of the passage, he said one pair were too large, and the other too small; I said I had more, and went round the counter to look for them, I then missed one pair which I knew I had left on the counter. I told him I did not know what had become of them; he asked me if I thought he had them? I said I did not know what to think. I went round the counter, saw his coat-pockets stick out, and felt them. He said I was coming very close; I said Yes; because I had lost a pair of breeches. He said I might strip him if I liked. While I was looking for them he went out, I sent my daughter after him, he said he would not come back; I then sent my man for him. The constable brought him back, and found the breeches upon him. I gave him in charge.

WILLIAM HUGHES . I am a constable. I took the prisoner into custody. I told him he had got a pair of the prosecutrix's breeches - He denied it. I took him to her house, and he at last produced them from inside his own breeches.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I tried a pair on; whether I paid for them or not I do not know.

GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 55.

Recommended to Mercy .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-72

951. JOHN GILBERT was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , two screwing stocks and taps, value 5l., the goods of Philip Slade , in his dwelling-house .

PHILIP SLADE . I am a coachsmith , and live in Hampstead-road ; the prisoner was in my employ. On the 11th of May I missed the stocks and taps.

THOMAS WRIGHT . I am a coachsmith, and live at Newington. On the 11th of May, about one o'clock, the prisoner sold me the stocks and taps; he said he had formerly been a master-smith, but had failed in business. I gave him 1l. for them. I should not think them worth above thirty shillings.

THOMAS FORT . I am a constable. I received information, and apprehended the prisoner.

PHILIP SLADE. I was with the constable, and assisted in apprehending the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I worked a fortnight for the prosecutor, but could get no money; he kept me until two o'clock on Sunday morning, and then only gave me 6s.

PHILIP SLADE re-examined. He was to have 1l. 4s. per week. I got as much money as I could, and paid him 6s.

GUILTY. Aged 32.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Confined Fourteen Days .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Park.

Reference Number: t18180617-73

952. WILLIAM GOTT was indicted for that he, on the 24th of May , upon William Watts , a subject of our Lord the King feloniously, wilfully and maliciously did make an assault, and with a certain sharp instrument feloniously, wilfully, and maliciously did strike, cut, and stab him in and upon his right thigh, with intent to kill and murder him .

SECOND AND THIRD COUNTS, the same, only stating his intent to be to disable him, or to do him some grievous bodily harm.

WILLIAM WATTS. I am fourteen years of age, and have known the prisoner about four years. On Sunday, the 24th of May, about four o'clock in the afternoon, he wanted me to play with him, I would not, and he threw a stone at me; I left him, and in about half an hour I saw him again, ran after him, and was going to give him a pat on the head for throwing the stone; he took out his knife, pointed it at me, and swore he would stick me if I came near him. About eight o'clock I met him again, opposite my grandfather's door, at Hackney, I put my hand on his shoulder, and said, "Don't you say you will stab me any more;" he said he would stab me - I ran from him, there were several boys there, he pursued, and ran the knife into the side of my thigh once. It was a pointed knife.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not strike me first - A. No; I meant to pat him on the head, but did not.

MARY BONE . I saw the prisoner and Watts together in the road. Watts put his hand on the prisoner's shoulder, and said, "Will you say you will stab me any more?" Gott said, "Yes, d-n you, I will." Watts ran away, and pushed against me to get out of his way. The prisoner ran after him, and put his hand to his side. Watts said, "O L-d! he has stabbed me." The prisoner immediately ran away, and Watts ran to me. I had seen them together before, they were apparently scuffling together, and turning each other round.

CHARLOTTE WATTS . I am Watt's mother; he was wounded in the thigh, near the groin. Mr. Holt bound it up-it got well in a week or ten days.

Prisoner's Defence. We were gambling; he would not play any more-another boy caught hold of me while he beat me. I had no malice towards him.

EDWARD HALLIGAN . I saw the prisoner and Watts tossing up for halfpence; Watts won sixpence, and would not play any more; a boy named Whittle caught hold of the prisoner while Watts beat him, the prisoner then ran up to Watts and stuck him.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Abbott.

Reference Number: t18180617-74

953. ARTHUR DABBS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , one pair of bellows, value 1s. , the goods of James Emes .

JAMES EMES . I live in Sun-street, Bishopsgate . On the 14th of May I was informed that a pair of bellows was taken from my door. The prisoner was brought back with them.

THOMAS DUKER . I am the prosecutor's apprentice. I saw the prisoner take the bellows off the nail. I fetched him back with them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going to shew them to my wife.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-75

954. THOMAS RUSTON and WILLIAM TAYLOR were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , one pair of trowsers, value 8s. , the goods of Isaac Watts .

MARY WATTS . I am the wife of Isaac Watts, who is a tailor , and lives in Long-lane, Smithfield . On the 8th of June, about twelve o'clock at noon, I was called out of my parlour, and missed the trowsers out of the shop. The door was open.

JAMES SWAIN . I am a butcher. I was going by, heard the alarm, and saw the prisoners running about ten yards from the shop-the people were pursuing them. One had the trowsers in his hand - They were running towards me. I seized them both, but one got away. I kept hold of Taylor, who had the trowsers - He dropped them. Ruston was taken in about five minutes. I am sure he is the man who was running with Taylor.

JOHN ROGERS . I am a tailor. I was passing the shop, and saw prisoners come from towards Smithfield, and

stand by the prosecutor's door, Ruston snatched th trowsers off a nail, inside the shop, and gave them to Taylor; they ran away, I called out stop thief! and followed them, I secured Ruston. I am sure they are the men.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

RUSTON'S Defence. I know nothing of it.

RUSTON - GUILTY . Aged 21.

TAYLOR - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-76

955. BRIDGET MAHONEY was indicted, for that she, on the 12th of May , a certain female child of James Davids , and Margaret his wife , about the age of two years, maliciously, feloniously, and by force did take and carry away, with intent to deprive them, its parents, of the possession of the said child, by concealing and detaining it from them.

SECOND COUNT. For feloniously taking and carrying away the said female child, with intent to steal certain articles of apparel, and other things of use upon and about her person, (to wit), one frock, value 3s.; one hat, value 1s.; one pair of shoes, value 2s. 6d.; two petticoats, value 2s. 6d., and one pair of socks, value 3d., the property of James Davids.

MARGARET DAVIDS . I am the wife of James Davids, and live at No. 2, Bartlett's-court, Holborn . On the 12th of May, my child, which is two years old, went into the court to play, between twelve and one o'clock, and was missed about half-past twelve.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. I believe it was by itself. My husband came and asked if I had seen a woman on the hill playing with the child. I had lost her once before.

JAMES DAVIDS. On the 12th of May, about half-past twelve o'clock, I was minding my child in the court - She was about nine yards from me; the prisoner went up and spoke to her, and I saw her put her hand into her pocket, and offer the child something, I could not see what it was. She was with it above a quarter of an hour - I suspected her; she then took the child up in her arms and walked away very fast; I was on Holborn-hill watching her. I called my wife out, followed her, and stopped her opposite Field-lane; I asked her where she was going with the child? she said she was going to take it to its mother. I asked her where its mother was? she said, "Its mother is down there;" pointing towards Fleet-market-which is in quite a different direction from my house. I told her I was its father, took the child from her, and gave her in charge. It had the clothes stated in the indictment on at the time.

Cross-examined. The child was playing about a shop window - I kept my eye upon it; she was not out of my sight. The child cannot speak.

JANE STORY . I lodge with Davids. I went down stairs, hearing that he suspected somebody was taking the child. I saw the prisoner and child-it made towards me knowing me. The prisoner caught it up. The mother screamed out - I went to her assistance, and saw nothing more of the transaction.

Cross-examined. The child was not far from the court.

FRANCIS FARROW . I am servant to Mr. Arnold, who is a cheesemonger, and lives in Oxford-street. I saw the prisoner pulling things out of her pocket, and offering them to the child - She kept kissing it, She was full twenty minutes enticing it; she then snatched it up, and went away down Holborn-hill. I joined in the pursuit, and overtook her by the church. The prosecutor stopped her. She said she was going to take it down there, pointing towards Field-lane. I had stood and watched her for twenty minutes, as I suspected her.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-77

956. HENRY TAYLOR , JOHN HOLLAND , HENRY FEATHERS , and JOHN GLOVER , were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , one handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of a certain person unknown, from his person .

WILLIAM OWEN . I am a constable of Islington. On the 27th of May, about half-past seven o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoners in company together, in Middle-row, Holborn. I watched them down Holborn, and saw them look at several gentlemens' pockets - They went down Field-lane, and I lost them. I then met Thompson; he and I went together, and met all four in Fleet-street , in about twenty minutes after. I was by the Bolt in Tun, they were on the other side of the way, and so was Thompson. I saw Glover follow a gentleman in black, and take a yellow handkerchief out of his right-hand coat pocket-the other three were close to him, covering him, to prevent anybody from seeing what he was doing - I do not know the gentleman. They all four turned round, and went up Johnson's-court together. I immediately went over to Thompson, and found he had seized all four of them. I lost the gentleman, and do not know his name. Thompson found the handkerchief on Holland. I am positive it is the same I saw taken from the gentleman. Holland said he would give him the fogle (meaning the handkerchief) to let him go. I had been watching them for an hour.

THOMAS THOMPSON . I am a constable of St. Sepulchre's. I met Owen, and we went to look for the prisoners. I went on one side of Fleet-street, and he on the other, and saw all the four prisoners coming together towards Fleet-market. After following them a little way, I saw them all four dart into Johnson's-court together-Holland was a little behind the others. I ran up the court, and saw one of them push a handkerchief into Holland's hand - I took it out of his hand. Owen came over - I desired them all to stop, which they did for about a minute, and then Feathers made his escape, but was brought back by a man who stopped him. Owen then came up, and told me what he had seen. I searched and found another silk handkerchief in Holland's pocket. I said to Holland, "I thought you told me you would leave this off." He said, "Thompson, take the fogle, and let us go."

GLOVER'S Defence. It is all false.

HOLLAND'S Defence. I met the prisoners in Chancery-lane. I asked Glover for a handkerchief to put some meat in-Thompson came and took it.

FEATHERS'S Defence. I know nothing of it.

TAYLOR'S Defence. I can prove the handkerchief is mine.

ANN MOORE was called to prove that she had frequently washed the handkerchief for Holland, but on looking at the two handkerchiefs, she selected the one found in his pocket, and not that charged to have been stolen.

TAYLOR - GUILTY . Aged 18.

HOLLAND - GUILTY . Aged 22.

FEATHERS - GUILTY . Aged 18.

GLOVER - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-78

957. WILLIAM BRUCE and WILLIAM ROTHBURN were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of May , one handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of Thomas Eastgate , from his person .

THOMAS EASTGATE . I live in Lucas-street, St. Luke's. On the 27th of May, I spent the evening at the Swan, public-house, in the Strand, and was returning home about nine o'clock at night - I was the worse for liquor. In my way home Thompson stopped me near the Bolt in Tun, in Fleet-street , and told me to feel for my handkerchief - I felt, and missed it. He took me to the Compter, and produced it.

THOMAS THOMPSON . I am a constable. On the 27th of May, about half-past eight o'clock, I saw the two prisoners in the Strand, about three hundred yards from Templebar. They followed a gentleman; I suspected them, and followed them through Temple-bar - They then left that gentleman and followed another, crossed over, and came up the street again on the right-hand side. When they got to the Bolt in Tun they met the prosecutor, who appeared to be in liquor - They immediately turned round and followed him. I saw Bruce go up and try his pockets - He put his hand in, and pulled the handkerchief out about four or five inches: Rothburn immediately closed up to conceal him. Bruce then took the handkerchief out, and both darted into a court together. I followed, and caught them both. Bruce threw the handkerchief down; I pulled them towards it, and picked it up. Owen came and took charge of them while I went after the prosecutor - I found him in five minutes; he missed his handkerchief, and claimed it when I shewed it to him at the Compter.

WILLIAM OWEN . I am a constable. I saw the prisoners in company, and watched them. I saw the handkerchief in Bruce's hand - I did not see him take it. Thompson went and secured them. Bruce said, "Why do you collar me? I am a tradesman's son, and have done nothing." We took them to the Compter. The prosecutor was brought there and claimed it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BRUCE's Defence. I was coming from the Temple, and met Thompson with the handkerchief in his hand. He asked me to go with him, which I did.

BRUCE - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

ROTHBURN - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-79

958. FRANCIS COLLIS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , one 20l., one 10l., and two 2l. bank notes , the property of William Scott .

WILLIAM SCOTT . I am a tailor , the prisoner was my porter . On the 14th of May, while I was out, a bill for 34l. was presented for payment. I gave my wife 34l. to give the prisoner to take it up at Sir Richard Carr Glynn 's. He had lived ten weeks with me.

JUDITH SCOTT . I gave the prisoner one 20l., one 10l., and two 2l. bank notes, about four o'clock, to take up the bill.

ELIZABETH BILLING . My husband is a baker, and lives in Bury-street. I gave the prisoner change for a 20l. note about four o'clock on the 14th of May.

WILLIAM HEALE . I am a clerk in the Bank. I produce the note.

ELIZABETH BILLING . It is the note I received from the prisoner. I wrote his name on it.

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-80

959. JOHN DUNN was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of May , one coat, value 2l.; one pair of breeches, value 1l., and one waistcoat, value 10s. , the goods of James Horwood .

JAMES HORWOOD . I am master of St. James's Workhouse . On the 18th of May a young man died in the work-house-all the property there is under my care. The suit of clothes was given to the prisoner, on the 23d of May, to take to the deceased's brother. I afterwards asked him what he had done with them? he hesitated sometime, and then said he had sold them. He has been a pauper in the house all his wife.

SARAH RANDAL . I delivered the clothes to the prisoner, to take to Charles Richards . He told me he had delivered them.

CHARLES RICHARDS . I am the brother of the deceased. The prisoner never delivered the clothes to me.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Whipped and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-81

960. WILLIAM CROUCH was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Ridges , about eight o'clock in the forenoon of the 10th of June (no person being therein), and stealing therein one watch, value 30s.; one chain, value 20s.; one seal, value 20s., and one key, value 2s., his property .

GEORGE RIDGES. I am a milkman , and lodge in West-street, St. Giles's -the landlord does not live in the house. On the 10th of June I went out about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, and returned about half-past eight. I had locked the door, and put the key in my pocket. When I returned I found the back window forced open,

and the articles stated in the indictment taken off the bed. There were footmarks in the room. I found the watch pledged in Drury-lane. I saw the windows shut before.

JOHN EDWARDS . I was sweeping my master's door, about eight o'clock in the morning, and saw three boys standing opposite the prosecutor's door-the prisoner is one of them. I met him coming out of the passage. I never saw him before.

MARY CUMMINGS . I live next door to Ridges. I saw the prisoner standing a little distance from the prosecutor's house - I missed him for ten minutes, and then saw him come by my house, and join another boy who was walking about.

THOMAS BLACKBORN . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Drury-lane. On the 10th of June, about eight o'clock in the morning, a boy pledged the watch with me-it was not the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was not near the place.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-82

961. JANE CONWAY was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , one watch, value 4l., the goods of Thomas Dunn , in the dwelling-house of George Metcalf .

CATHARINE DUNN . I am the wife of Thomas Dunn , who lives at the Black Dog, public-house, in Gray's Inn-lane , which is kept by George Metcalf -the prisoner is an acquaintance of mine. On the 10th of June, about two o'clock, she came to see me-my husband's watch was then hanging up; she took it down - I told her not to touch it, as my husband was regulating it. She hung it up again. I went down stairs; when I came up she was gone and the watch too.

WILLIAM WEIBLE . I am servant to Mr. Armitage, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Baldwin's-gardens. On the 10th of June, about three o'clock, the prisoner pledged the watch with me. She said she had pledged it before for 2l. - I lent her 30s. upon it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY. Aged 23.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-83

962. JOHN WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June , one boot, value 5l., the goods of John Owen , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN OWEN . I keep the Black Lion, public-house, in Russell-court, Drury-lane . On the 14th of June, the prisoner and another man came, had a pint of beer, and asked to see the prize-boot, which is kept at my house for the inspection of bootmakers. I gave it to him in the tap-room. I went into the parlour, when I returned they were gone with the boot. It cost me seven guineas. His wife brought it back to me on Friday.

JOHN FRAZER . I am a shoemaker. I was in the tap-room-the prisoner called for the boot, and walked out with it. I thought he was going to take it to the bar.

Prisoner's Defence. I had the boot, and gave it to a woman to look at.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-84

963. ELIZA GOLDING was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , four yards of lace, value 20s., the goods of Henry John Stobbs , privately in his shop .

THOMAS BEAUMONT . I am servant to Henry John Stobbs , who is a haberdasher , and lives in Holborn . On the 2d of June I the prisoner came to the shop, and asked to look at some thread lace. Mrs. Stobbs shewed her two boxes; she looked at them for a quarter of an hour, but did not buy anything, and immediately left the shop. Soon after, Mrs. Stobbs missed the lace. Mr. Hunter brought the prisoner back.

ROBERT HUNTER . I am an optician. On the 2d of June, between eleven and twelve o'clock, Mrs. Stobbs said she had been robbed, and pointed the prisoner out to me, she was about five yards off. I brought her back, and took her to the farther end of the shop. I heard something fall, and found the card of lace between her feet.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Of stealing, but not privately .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-85

964. ELIZA ATKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , 24 yards of ribbon, value 8s. 6d., the goods of John Terry , privately in his shop .

JOHN TERRY. I am a haberdasher , and live in Plumber's-row, City-road . On the 28th of May I was in the room behind the shop. Roberts said a girl and gone out with some ribbon. I overtook the prisoner, and brought her back. She pulled a remuant of ribbon out of her pocket, and said that was all she had.

EDEN ROBERTS . I am the prosecutor's shopwoman. The prisoner came into the shop, and looked at some pink ribbon, which would not suit her. While I turned to get more I saw a piece under her shawl - I told her to put it down, which she did and went out. I called Mr. Terry, who went out and brought her back.

JAMES HARRADEN . I am an officer. I searched her, but found nothing on her. She removed from where she stood - I found a roll of ribbon there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I am sorry for it.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-86

965. WILLIAM JACKSON and MARY JACKSON were indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , one bridle, value 12s. , the goods of Michael Weston .

WILLIAM WESTON . I am the son of Michael Weston , who is a horse-dealer -the prisoners live near him. On the 5th of June we lost the bridle.

ROBERT REEVE . I was present when Mary Jackson sold the bridle to Potter. About four weeks after I saw the male prisoner, he said if he had known it, his wife should not have sold it for so little as 7s. NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-87

966. JOHN PAYNE was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of May , one shirt, value 2s.; two neckcloths, value 3s.; one pair of stockings, value 1s.; one towel, value 2d., and one basket, value 1s. , the goods of William Wilson .

SARAH WILSON . I am the wife of William Wilson , and am a laundress. On the 23d of May I lost the articles stated in the indictment.

CHARLES DORANS . I am a butcher. About half-past eleven o'clock in the morning I was going to Mr. Belford's - I turned my cart by the side of Mr. Belford's cart, which was at his door. I went to the tail-board, and saw the prisoner come out of Seymour-place with another man. He asked me where I was going? I told him I was going to Mr. Belford's with some meat. While he was talking to me the other man walked by the area, and kept looking down. The gardener came up the area, and went down again. The prisoner immediately left me, and went to see if the area-gate was fast, or not - He said all was right. He asked the other man to take the things out of the cart, which he refused. He said, "D-n you, you must not leave every thing." He asked him, if he took it out, whether he would run away with it? he said, Yes. The prisoner immediately reached over the head of the cart, took the basket out, and gave it to the other man, who ran up South Audley-street with it. I immediately ran down and told the butler. I am positive the prisoner is the man.

HENRY BUSBY . I am the gardener. The cart came from the country-house with the things. The basket was safe when I went down the area-when I returned I missed it.

EDWARD TUCKER . I apprehended the prisoner. I found nothing on him. GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-88

967. JOHN WELLER was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , six live tame rabbits, price 8s , the property of James Brown .

JAMES BROWN . I am a harness-maker , and live at Paddington ; I keep rabbits. On the 16th of May, when I got up, I missed six rabbits out of the hutches, which had been chained.

JAMES MORRISON . I am a constable of Paddington. On the 16th of May, about two o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner in the Canal-yard, and watched him. I saw him again at three o'clock; he dodged me round the hay. He attempted to get out of the yard, but saw me, and would not come out. I concealed myself, and saw him come out - I ran up to him, and found the rabbits tied up in his apron, which was in his hand - He dropped it and ran off. I pursued, and told him he might as well stop, as I knew him. I gave the alarm, and he was stopped by Grace. The prosecutor claimed the rabbits. He had killed four of them.

WILLIAM GRACE . I am a bricklayer. I was at work about four o'clock in the morning, and heard the cry of Stop thief! the prisoner passed me. I pursued him over six garden walls, and stopped him. He threw his coat into a privy as he ran.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-89

968. ANN SHARPLESS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , 39 yards of linen, value 1l. 17s. , the goods of John Manning .

JOHN HOPKINS. I am shopman to Mr. John Manning, who is a linen-draper , and lives in Broad-street, St. Giles's . On the 11th of May, about seven o'clock in the evening, a lady in the shop informed me that the prisoner had taken a piece of linen. I looked towards the door, and saw it under her shawl, just by the door. I got over the counter, and brought her back just as she was going out, and asked her to give me the goods - She said it was not our's, but if I would let her go she would settle with me in the morning. I took the linen from her, and gave her in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was rather intoxicated - I took it to the door to look at.

GUILTY . Aged 41.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-90

969. CHRISTOPHER O'HARA and FRANCIS WILLIAM WHITTER were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , one pair of shoes, value 4s. , the goods of Thomas Pratt .

HANNAH PRATT . I am the daughter of Thomas Pratt , who is a shoemaker , and lives at Poplar . On the 12th of June, about half-past one o'clock, I heard a noise, and went into the shop. O'Hara was there, and asked for a piece of bread, I said I had none for him - He went away. I saw a vacancy in the window. In about five minutes the other prisoner came in, and asked for a piece of bread - I refused - He went away. I missed a pair of shoes.

ROBERT SHEARMAN . I am the watch-house-keeper. I saw the prisoners loitering about the house together. I saw Whitter go to the shop, and give something to O'Hara - I and Wilson took them. We found the shoes on Whitter; he said they were given to him on board a ship.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOSEPH WILSON . I am a constable. I took Whitter, and found the shoes in his bosom.

O'HARA- NOT GUILTY .

WHITTER - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-91

970. JANE MASEY was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , two cravats, value 2s.; one gown-body, value 2s.; one shirt, value 3s.; three shifts, value 13s.; one sheet, value 1s; one petticoat, value 5s; two gowns, value 6s.; six napkins, value 2s., and one table-cloth, value 1s , the goods of George Rumbold .

ANN TAAFFE . I am a laundress-the prisoner slept with me. I lost the articles stated in the indictment at different times out of my room, in Chapel-place, Little Coram-street .

BENJAMIN HANCE . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Holborn. On the 21st of May the prisoner pledged two shifts, a petticoat, and a sheet with me.

THOMAS RUTLAND . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Holborn. The prisoner pledged a pair of stockings, a gown, six napkins, a shift, and a table-cloth, at different times, with me.

EDWARD READ . I am an officer. I searched the prisoner's lodgings, on the 3d of June, and found the duplicates of the property l there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 25.

Judgment respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-92

971. JOHN MIDWORTH was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , one pair of loin-leathers, value 1s; two glass-strings, value 4d.; one pair of boot-legs, value 4d., and one brush, value 4d. , the goods of John Shepherd .

JOHN SHEPHERD . I keep a hackney-coach . On the 1st of June, in the morning, I lost the articles stated in the indictment from my coach-the strings were wrenched off the glasses.

JAMES SMITH . I am a patrol. On the 1st of June, about three o'clock in the morning, I met the prisoner coming down the New Road towards Battle-bridge, with a bundle under his arm. I told him to stop - He used very bad language, and knocked me down. I got up - He ran off as fast as he could. I sprung my rattle, the watchman took him. I asked him to pull his hat off, which he refused-the watchman took it off; I found the strings in it. He dropped the bundle as he ran-it contained the leathers.

JOHN BLACKMORE . I am a watchman. On the 1st of June I heard the alarm, met the prisoner running very fast, and stopped him.

WILLIAM WELLS . I saw the prisoner running, and stopped him. He dropped the bundle, and I picked it up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-93

972. CAROLINE MINNIFIE was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June, one shirt, value 10s. , the goods of Daniel Davis .

MARY DAVIS. I am the wife of Daniel Davis , who is a bricklayer , and lives in Hanway-street . On the 6th of June the prisoner came into my yard for water. As she came out I caught her with the shirt concealed under her shawl.

JAMES BROWN. I am a watchman. I took the prisoner into custody. The shirt dropped from under her arm.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A young man came and asked me to fetch the shirt, and give it to him, as he said the prosecutor owed him some money, and she would not give it to him.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-94

973. JOHN JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , one hammer, value 2s., and one chisel, value 1s. , the goods of Robert Owens .

ROBERT OWENS. I am a carpenter . I was working at a new building at the corner of Balsover-street, Oxford-street - I went to breakfast at eight o'clock. The prisoner was brought to the public-house with the tools.

WILLIAM LINFIELD . I am a bricklayer. I saw the prisoner standing in the middle of the street - I suspected him, and crossed the street; he went into the building, and came out again. I crossed over, secured him, and found the hammer and chisel under his coat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found them.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-95

974. JOHN JAMES BROMLEY was indicted for that he, on the 12th of June, in the forty-ninth year of his Majesty's reign, at Wooburn, in Bedfordshire, by the name of John Bromley, did marry one Sarah Chiltern , spinster; and that afterwards, during the lifetime of the said Sarah, his wife (to wit), on the 22d of February, in the fifty-fourth year of his Majesty's reign , at St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, in London , by the name of John Bromley , feloniously did marry one Harriet Pilcher , spinster ; and that on the 23d of May, at St. John, at Hackney, he was apprehended and taken for the felony aforesaid .

THOMAS JONES . I am parish-clerk of Wooburn, in Bedfordshire. I produce the register of the prisoner's marriage to Sarah Chiltern , in June, 1809. I was present, and am certain he is the man - I knew him before.

WILLIAM SMITH . I was present at the prisoner's marriage with Sarah Chiltern - She is my wife's sister. She was living a fortnight ago; I saw her on the 3d of May.

HARRIET PILCHER . I was married to the prisoner on the 22d of February, 1814, at St. Botolph's, Bishopsgate. I did not know he was married before.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer. I apprehended him at Hackney on the 23d of May.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. He was living as coachman to Mr. Pulsford.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-96

975. MARY M'CARTHY and THOMAS SHEA were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May , one pair of breeches, value 10s.; one watch, value 2l.; one seal, value 5s.; one key, value 2d., and one 2l. bank note , the property of William Dove .

SECOND COUNT against the said Mary M'Carthy, the same as the first.

THIRD COUNT against the said Thomas Shea, for feloniously receiving, on the same day, the said goods, he well knowing them to have been stolen.

WILLIAM DOVE . I am a servant , and live in Northumberland-place. On the 16th of May, about twelve o'clock at night, I met the prisoner, M'Carthy, in Orchard-street, and went home with her to Calmell-buildings , and staid all night with her. At half-past four o'clock in the morning, the prisoner, Shea, came up to the door to call somebody up. I awoke, and missed my breeches and watch, a 2l. note, and 10s. in silver-M'Carthy was then in the room; I do not know that she had left me. When I missed them, she said somebody must have broken into the room. The door was fastened with a fork. The watchman came up-

the prisoner, Shea, was the watchman . I told him of the robbery. He said he would lend me a pair of pantaloons at half-past five o'clock, when he came off the watch; he did so. I went into Hinde-street, where I had lived before, exchanged the pantaloons, gave him 3d. for the use of his, and told him to make inquiry about my property. On Sunday night I went to his box to look for him, and found the constable of the night there instead of him. The constable of the night said he knew all about it, and took me to Mr. Draper's, in Oxford-street. I saw two 1l. notes, which had been left there.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. I had been drinking. I had left my place in Hinde-street that evening.

JOHN LIMECROFT . I am sergeant of the night. I was going my rounds in Oxford-street, I saw some bad girls, and heard of the robbery; I went in search of the property, and found two 1l. notes at Draper's. I then went to the prisoner Shea, who was on duty, and took him to the watch-house; he was searched, and the watch found on him. This was on the 17th of May, between twelve and one o'clock at night.

JOHN HITCHCOCK . I keep the King and Queen, public-house, the corner of Duke-street and Oxford-street. On the 17th of May, about seven o'clock in the evening, the prisoner Shea came and asked me to give him two 1l. notes for 2l., which I did.

THOMAS DRAPER . I am a publican, and live in Oxford-street. On the 17th of May, the prisoner, M'Carthy, came and had a glass of liquor, she then gave me two 1l. notes to take care of for her until the next day, as she said she might lose them. I objected to take them at first, but afterwards took them.

JAMES BUBLE . I am a watchman. On the 18th of May, at nine o'clock at night, I succeeded the prisoner, Shea; the first thing that I found on opening his watch-box, was the prosecutor's breeches.

RICHARD SMITH . I was on duty at the watch-house when Shea was brought in. I insisted on searching him, he produced the watch from his waistcoat-pocket, and said he bought it of M'Carthy, and had agreed to give her 1l. for it, on the next day. I asked him if he knew anything of the 2l. note? after hesitating a short time, he acknowledged having changed it at the corner of Duke-street. I produce the notes and property.

JOHN HITCHCOCK re-examined. Here is the 2l. note I received of the prisoner, Shea; and these are the two 1l. notes that I gave him.

THOMAS DRAPER . They are the two notes M'Carthy left with me.

WILLIAM DOVE. The breeches and watch are mine. I cannot swear to the note.

M'CARTHY'S Defence. I know nothing about it.

M'CARTHY - GUILTY . Aged 22.

SHEA - GUILTY . Aged 29.

On the

First Count.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-97

976. CATHARINE STOKES was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , ten yards of Crape, value 5s. , the goods of Thomas Baker .

THOMAS BAKER . I am a linen-draper , and live at Fulham . On the 3d of June the prisoner came to my shop and looked at several parcels of stockings, none of which suited her; I missed two pair. After some time she attempted to go out, I called her back, and told her I must speak to her. She tried to get out again, said she must go and ask her mistress for some money. I told her I missed two pair of stockings, and perhaps she had put them into her pocket by mistake - She denied it. I said perhaps she would like to be searched; she said, Yes. My servant took her into the parlour, searched her, and said she had nothing about her. I missed a pair of shoes, and said I was sure she must have them; she then pulled them out and gave them to me. I said I would have the stockings also. She then pulled them out. My servant searched her again, and found the crape.

MARTHA LIGHTFOOT . I am servant to Mr. Baker. I searched the prisoner, and found the crape and stockings under her clothes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 21.

Judgment Respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-98

977. THOMAS HALL was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of June , at St. Andrew Undershaft, thirty yards of kerseymere, value 10l., the goods of John Simpson , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN SIMPSON . I am a woollen-draper , and rent a house in Leadenhall-street, in the parish of St. Andrew Undershaft . On the 20th of June, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, I was called down stairs, and found my porter had the prisoner in custody, and several persons in the shop. My kerseymere was on the counter. The prisoner was a stranger to me.

WILLIAM LENOX . I am porter to the prosecutor. I was in the counting-house about half-past eight in the morning. Taylor alarmed me, and asked if I had sent out any cloth? I immediately missed the kerseymere from the shelf. I left him in the shop, ran out, and stopped the prisoner in St. Mary Axe, about a hundred yards from the shop, with the kerseymere on his shoulder; he said it was not him that took it, but he picked it up, as another man had dropped it. I gave him in charge.

ROBERT TAYLOR . I live at the King's Arms, public-house, Leadenhall-street. I saw the kerseymere brought out of Mr. Simpson's shop, and believe the prisoner to be the man who brought it out. I told the shopman, and the prisoner was brought back with it in about five minutes. The person who took it appeared to be alone.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it in St. Mary Axe; I head the alarm, and was bringing it back to the shop.

GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 19.

Recommended to Mercy .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-99

978. JOHN HOLYLAND, alias NEAL , was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of November , one ring, value 2l. 6s. the goods of Thomas Mayfield , sen. and Thomas Mayfield , jun.

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be the property of Thomas Mayfield, jun.

THOMAS MAYFIELD , JUN. I am a jeweller , in partnership with Thomas Mayfield , sen. The prisoner was apprenticed to my father; after which he worked as journeyman . I missed several rings, which I found pledged at Fleming's-the prisoner had given me a list of places where he had pledged them.

ALEXANDER MILL . I am servant to Mr. Fleming, pawnbroker, of Newgate-street. On the 18th of November, the prisoner pledged a mourning-ring for 18s. with me. I have known him four years.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

HOWEL GODDARD . I am a constable-on the 29th of December, I took the prisoner into custody. He told Mr. Mayfield where he had pledged the property.

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-100

979. ROBERT RIGGLESFORD was indicted for unlawfully receiving, on the 24th of May , six crowns of bonnets, value 15l.; three flats for the fronts of bonnets, value 15l., and four dozen of chip flats, value 17l. 8s., the goods of Charles Gatfield , by a certain ill-disposed person feloniously stolen, he well-knowing them to have been stolen .

MR. CHARLES GATFIELD , JUN. My father's name is Charles. He is a straw-hat manufacturer , and lives in St. Paul's Church-yard; he has lived there about a year and nine months; before this, he lived in Newgate-street , and removed in consequence of the New Post Office. William Clayton had lived porter with us for two years; he had access to our property when we lived in St. Paul's Churchyard-but much more so when we lived in Newgate-street. When we left Newgate-street, we left property there to a considerable amount; Clayton lived there to take care of it. I know the prisoner; he never dealt with us to my knowledge; he lived in Wood-street, Cheapside, and, I believe, calls himself a straw-hat maker. I detected Clayton in robbing me; and on the 27th of May, in consequence of what he told me, I went to the prisoner's house, to see if any of my goods were there. I saw his wife; I waited, and in about half an hour I saw him, and asked him if he had not been in the habit of dealing with Clayton, who was present. He said he knew Clayton. I charged him with having dealt extensively with him. He hesitated, and said, "No, not extensively; he did not know that he had." I asked who he sold the goods to that he received from Clayton? He said he did not think it necessary to tell me. I said, if he was an honest tradesman, he would make no objection; but that he was afraid of saying too much. Ellis, an officer, who was present, said he would not suffer me to leave without giving the prisoner in charge. I had charged him with having in his possession a book belonging to Clayton. He hesitated; but at last acknowledged having it, but refused to give it up. I said I must have it, or I would give him in charge. He said he had not got it with him, but would procure it for me in the morning. I said that would not do; I must have it that night; and I threatened to send for the watchman. He consented to go and fetch it; he went out, returned in an hour and a half, and gave it to me. Clayton remained with me. Our house is very well known in the trade.

Cross-examined by MR. REYNOLDS. I did not tell the prisoner he owed Clayton 10l.; I said he owed him 2l.

Q. Did he not deny it - A. Clayton said he owed him 12l.

Q. Did you not then say to Clayton, "You fool, did I not tell you, if you would mind what you was about, I would save your neck" - A. No, never; nothing of the kind passed. I do not believe he said the book was only given to him that morning. I believe he was taken into custody next morning.

WILLIAM CLAYTON . I lived nearly two years with the prosecutor. I first lived with him in Newgate-street; I was left in care of the premises in Newgate-street. The prisoner came to see me there several times. He came to see if I had any goods for him, either black chips or Leghorn hats. He knew very well who I lived servant with. He told me he had bought goods three times at Gatfield's.

Q. On the 23d of May, before you left there, did he apply to you to sell him any goods - A. He came to my lodgings, on the 23d of May, at night, to pay me a former account, and asked if I had any goods. I said, No; but I was going to my master's house next morning, which was Sunday, and would get him some more. He urged me to get a great quantity of Leghorn hats in particular, and chips. He was to buy them; he knew that I was to steal them from my master. He said he would take any quantity that I could get. I went and got six Leghorn crowns, and three flats for fronts, and four dozen chip flats. They were worth 5l. each bonnet; the chip flats were worth 4l. a dozen; he gave me 22s. a dozen for them. I took them to Bull and Mouth-street, about a quarter before eleven on Sunday morning. I got them about ten o'clock. He came to me, and asked what luck? The goods were then on the table in my room on the third floor. He looked at the Leghorns; I told him he should have five of them; he was to give 12s. 6d. each; he was to make up the other for a person that I knew. He liked the chips. I asked him 2l. a dozen; he refused to give more than 22s., and said he would pay ready money. I took it. He paid me in all 7l. 10s. 6d., and took them away. I was taken into custody on the 27th.

Q. On the evening before that, did any conversation pass between you and the prisoner about the robbery - A. Yes, on the evening of the 26th of May, he called upon me, and asked me if I had got any thing more? I told, him my fellow-servant had detected me putting chip-flats into my bosom. He asked if I was sure of it? I said, Yes. He asked if my fellow-servant took them on my person? I said, No. He said, as he did not take them upon my person, he could not prove it against me. I asked if I should deny it? He said deny it to the last, as there is no proof against you; but, above all things, do not mention my name; and said he would call the next morning, to know how I got on. He came at nine o'clock on Wednesday morning, and asked how I got on? I told him my fellow-servant had asked me if I saw him down below? that I denied; and that he said he had seen me put the chips into my bosom, which I denied; but he should make the warehouseman acquainted with it, and he might do as he thought proper. I told the prisoner this, when he

called on me to breakfast; the prisoner then told me to deny it to the last, and if I was committed, he would call and do what he could to assist me.

Q. Were there any accounts in writing between you and the prisoner - A. Yes; he took them away with him that morning. When I told him of my detection, he said, the first thing I must do, was to collect all my memorandums together, and destroy them. I had no fire; I told him he had better take them away, which he did. He often called on me in Bull and Mouth-street.

Cross-examined by MR. NORTON. I kept a memorandum of the date of the proceedings. I have only dealt with two more persons beside the prisoner; they thought I got the goods in a proper way, and did not know that I lived with Mr. Gatfield.

Q. When did you first begin trading with the prisoner - A. On the 13th of November; he asked where I was, and who I dealt with? I told him I dealt with Mr. Moon, of Greek-street, Soho, which was false. I said I got the things from Mr. Moon; he asked who I sold things to? I told him to Miss Jones, of Grub-street, Mrs. Rogers, and Mr. Redcroft. The chips were very good. There might be a rotten one in one parcel. I believe I have received 40l. of him in two months. When I was detected, he owed me 1l. 11s.

Q. Did you not tell Mr. Gatfield that he owed you 10l. - A. I did; but it was a story. Before my master went to the prisoner, I told him it was only 1l. 11s.; I told him the whole proceedings.

Q. When did you tell the prisoner you was servant to the prosecutor - A. On Sunday, the 20th of January; I then was at Newgate-street. I came to live at Bull and Mouth-street on the 17th of March. My cousins, as I called them, came to see me there; I told the prisoner they were my cousins, but they were not. I never told the prisoner that my aunt left me 400l. I sold him Leghorns worth 10l. for 25s. He made an agreement with me to take one with the other at 12s. 6d. a bonnet. I never quarrelled with him about the balance. I often asked him to settle; but his reply was, get more goods, and I will pay you for them altogether.

Q. How did the prisoner find out you was servant to Mr. Gatfield - A. He saw me there, and asked if I was not in his employ? I said I was. He then said, "give me your hand." He shook hands with me heartily, and said, "depend on me, keep your own counsel, continue to do as you have done, and I will stand by you." I told my master this.

MR. ALLEY. Q. You have done every thing to restore your master's property - A. I have; and have a book containing an account of 50l. of money which I have in the Savings Bank; most of it is the money I have received from the prisoner, for goods stolen; and he knew that; the book was given to him with my papers.

Q. What is the amount of goods you have sold him - A. 120l.; the value of the property was about 500l.

ELIZA HAINES . I live at No. 19, Bull and Mouth-street. The last witness lodged with me from the 17th of April, till he was taken up. The prisoner came frequently to visit him.

Cross-examined by MR. REYNOLDS. He appeared a respectable man. I have seen straw about the room. He told me his aunt left him 300l.; and he had an annuity of 15l.

COURT. Q. Used you to see the prisoner leave the house - A. Yes; I have seen him take something wrapped in a handkerchief.

Q. When he came in, did he usually have a bundle with him - A. I never remember his bringing anything but once; it was covered over.

ROBERT INGRAM. I am in the prosecutor's employ; the prisoner has been in the warehouse two or three times as a customer; he might have seen Clayton there.

MR. WALFORD addressed the jury on behalf of the prisoner; and called the following witness.

SARAH JONES . I am a straw bonnet-maker, and live in Grub-street. The prisoner called on me just after Christmas. I believe him to be the same person; he called himself Rigglesford, and said he lived in Wood-street. He called on me to inquire Clayton's address. I believe he asked if I dealt with him? I told him I had worked for him; I had put bonnets together for him. I do not remember his inquiring about his being a respectable character. I had forgot his address, and referred him to Miss Rogers.

MARY ROGERS . I live in Charterhouse-street. I have known Clayton about fifteen months, and have bought things of him. I believe the prisoner called on me once, to inquire where a person named Clayton, whom I had bought chips of, lived. I directed him to Craven-street, City-road; he made no further inquiry. It was before Christmas.

MR. ALLEY replied.

GUILTY .

Confined One Year , and to find Sureties for One Year more .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-101

980. DAVID WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , one box, value 1s.; four bracelets, value 6d.; four ear-drops, value 2d.; one brooch, value 6d.; one ring, value 2s.; and 9s. in monies numbered , the property of Harriet Cooper .

HARRIET COOPER . I live in Lower Berkley-street . On the 6th of June, a box, containing the articles stated in the indictment, was in the housekeeper's room. Between one and two o'clock, I went into the kitchen to dinner.

WILLIAM BARNES . I am servant to Mr. Ravenshaw. I saw the prisoner come out of the housekeeper's room; I ran after him, and caught him on the area steps, brought him back, and took the box from him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-102

981. EVAN WILLIAMS and JAMES WILLIAMS were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , seven live tame fowls, price 20s. , the property of William Roberts .

WILLIAM ROBERTS . I am a bricklayer , and live in Boham-street, Camden-town . On the 3d of June, at night, my fowls were safe in the fowl-house, which is in the stable; about seven next morning, I missed them, and found feathers lying in the stable.

HENRY CROKER . I am an officer. On the 4th of June, I was sent to the prisoners' lodgings (they live together), to search for leaden pipes. I found them there, with another person. I drew a bag from under the bedstead containing three fowls; and I found another bag in the bed, containing four more. The prosecutor claimed them; he described them exactly before he saw them.

WILLIAM ROBERTS . I saw all the fowls, and am certain they were mine. The prisoner, Evan Williams , said he bought them for 18d. the afternoon before; they were not lost then.

EVAN WILLIAMS 'S Defence. I bought them.

EVAN WILLIAMS . - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

JAMES WILLIAMS - NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-103

982. JOHN THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , one coat, value 5s.; three waistcoats, value 6s.; two pair of trowsers, value 4s.; one jacket, value 2s.; six shirts, value 6s.; and one blanket, value 1s. , the property of Limerick Leonard .

WILLIAM COX . I am a seaman. I live in Denmark-street, St. George's in the East . The prisoner lodged in the same house. On the 14th of May, between twelve and one o'clock at night, Caldwell called me up. I went into his room, and found Limerick Leonard's chest broken open. He lodged in another room, and was ill a-bed at the time. I had seen the chest locked three hours before; the staple was drawn; the articles stated in the indictment were taken out of the box, and laid under the bed. Leonard died about five or six days after. I know the property was his. I found the prisoner under the sofa; when he saw us, he ran down into the yard. I followed; he said he would be my butcher, if I touched him. I secured him, and charged him with the robbery. He said nothing. He had no business in that room. He was rather drunk.

JOHN CALDWELL . I lodge in the same house; I was awoke, between twelve and one o'clock, by hearing the prisoner in my room, who was then feeling about my bed. I asked who was there? He said it was Jack, and that he was going to bed. He slept up stairs. He went out; I told him to shut the door, which he did. In about a quarter of an hour, I heard my door open again, and somebody bustling about the floor at the foot of my bed. I got up, and called for a light; the prisoner jumped up, and told me to say nothing. He got under the sofa; but afterwards ran down stairs. Cox followed him. Leonard's trunk was in my room; I saw it safe six hours before. When the prisoner was taken, I found the staple drawn, and the things taken out, and put under my bed. The prisoner was drunk.

JURY. Q. Did you hear any noise like breaking the box open - A. It must have been done before I went into my room, before dark.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I came home drunk, and went into the wrong room.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before J.Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180617-104

983. JOSEPH HENRY LUNNON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of April , seven live pigs, price 10l. the property of George Cooper .

GEORGE COOPER . I am a cow-keeper , and live at Bethnal-green . I keep pigs in my cow-house. On the 7th of April, about ten o'clock at night, I missed seven pigs out of the sty. I saw them next day, at five o'clock in the afternoon, at the watch-house.

BENJAMIN THOMPSON . I am a pig-butcher, and live in Devonshire-street, Mile End. I have known the prisoner two or three months. On the 7th of April, about half-past seven o'clock in the evening, the prisoner and another man brought seven pigs to me, to kill by next morning. I was not to kill them till I saw him again. The constable came to my house, and I shewed them to him. I told him I knew who brought them to me; but I could not remember his name. He drove the pigs to the watch-house; and kept me in custody about ten days. I then gave the prisoner up, as having received them of him. He had called about four days before, and said most likely he should have a job for me.

JAMES STONE . I am a constable. On the 7th of April, I was informed that some pigs had been driven into Thompson's house, I went there, and asked him if he had any pigs in his house? He said he had. I asked him who brought them? He said he did not know. I said that was strange. He said he believed he should know one of the party, if he saw him again; but they were going to be fetched away, and driven to Romford market next morning. I took him and the pigs to the watch-house. He was admitted to bail, to bring the man forward. I mentioned several names to him at his second examination. He said he believed Lunnun was one of them. I had mentioned Lunnun to him at the watchhouse; he did not then fix on him.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180617-105

984. JOSEPH ALLKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of January , sixteen metal buttons, value 18d. the goods of Thomas Allen and John Wilson .

JOHN WILSON . I am in partnership with Thomas Allen . We are tailor s; and live in Old Bond-street . The prisoner was our foreman , and received three guineas a-week.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I never gave him leave to use our materials. I have given him garments.

Q. Will you venture to swear you have lost one button - A. I cannot miss them. There was a dispute about his working for himself in our time. I discharged him. He was admitted to bail; and has surrendered to-day. I have heard he was in business for himself before he was taken up. I never gave him leave to use our materials in making up a child's dress.

MICHAEL SPENCER . In January last, I was in the prosecutors' employ. There was a boy's blue coat made up in the shop by the prisoner's direction. He told me to give the coat to the men to be made, and he would pay for it.

he gave me the buttons out of the drawers, they were on a card.

Cross-examined. He said the coat was for his son-every thing was done openly. I did not tell the magistrate that I saw him take them.

JAMES LIDGET . In January last I assisted in making up a child's coat, Spencer gave me the materials; the prisoner told me when it was done to send it to the Blue Posts, Old Bond-street, for him, which I did. There were guilt buttons on it, marked Allen and Wilson - They were new buttons.

ROBERT BUSHBY . I am a button-maker, and live in St. Martin's-lane. I make Allen and Wilson's buttons; the mould is kept for their use only, and has their name on it. I never made any from that mould but for them; except twenty-four dozen, which were imperfect.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent. This prosecution never took place until I began business for myself, and got two or three of their best customers away.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. J. Valliant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180617-106

985. JOHN CREMER , JAMES REW , and CHARLES HARWOOD were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , 78lbs. of copper, value 3l., belonging to Richard Salwey , Esq . and fixed to a house of his, the prisoners having no title or claim of title to it .

RICHARD MICHOD . I am agent to Richard Salwey , Esq. of Ludlow, and live at Stratford-grove, Essex; he is the owner of a building, which was formerly a brewhouse, and was covered with copper. I received information, went there, and found a considerable quantity of copper taken away, and two pieces rolled up ready to be taken away, which were marked. I also marked a great quantity that remained fixed to the building, and set a watch on the premises. The copper has since been removed from the roof.

JOHN SHIELDS . I am a Thames Police officer. I was with Mr. Michod, and marked the copper on Saturday night, and watched the premises. On Monday night, about twelve o'clock, I heard a great noise on the roof - They were tearing the copper up; we waited at the end of the house, the three prisoners came down, I secured Rew first, the patrol and I followed the other two-Harwood jumped into a cellar, Cremer was secured, and then we went down and took Harwood in the cellar. When we first rushed upon them they each had a bundle of copper. When we brought them out there was an attempt to rescue them.

JOSEPH GALLAWAY . I am a Thames Police officer. I was watching with Shields, and heard the copper being ripped from the roof. I secured Cremer - He threw a bundle of copper away.

THOMAS HAMILTON . I am a Thames Police officer. I assisted in securing Cremer, with the copper, they threw it away; one of the prisoners came out of the window.

JAMES SIMMONS . I am a patrol. I took Rew - He threw the copper at me. All of them had copper. As we were taking them to the watch-house they made great resistance. I was obliged to draw my cutlass. I am sure they are the men. There were four others outside.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CREMER'S Defence. Two men asked me to go and help them to carry the stuff away.

REW'S Defence. It is as he has said.

CREMER - GUILTY . Aged 28.

REW - GUILTY . Aged 27.

HARWOOD - GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-107

986. WILLIAM FOWLE was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , one saw, value 4s., and one plane, value 18d., the goods of Charles Lovell ; and two saws, value 5s., the goods of Edward Goddard .

CHARLES LOVELL . I am a coachmaker , and work for Williams and Co. St. George's-parade, North Audley-street ; the prisoner's father works there too. On the 4th of June I went to work about half-past four o'clock in the morning, found my chest in the loft had been opened, and the things gone. A coachman informed that a man had just gone out with a bundle. I found my tools at Marlborough-street Police-office.

EDWARD GODDARD . I am a cabinet-maker, and work next door to Messrs. Williams and Co. On the 8th of June I went to work about seven o'clock in the morning, found the door broken open, my chest also broken open, and two saws, and a quantity of other tools gone.

HENRY MUSGRAVE BLACKLOCK . I am a constable. On the 12th of June I received information that the prisoner had been taken up on suspicion of stealing tools; I went and interrogated him about them? he said he had pledged them, and gave me a pocket-book containing duplicates relating to the property.

JOHN FIELD . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Shadwell. On the 4th of June the prisoner pledged a saw and a plane with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-108

987. JOHN DEXTER and JOHN BENFIELD were indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , one mahogany press, value 8l.; two chairs, value 5s.; two bedsteads, value 15s.; one sideboard table, value 10s.; two table-ends, value 10s.; two blankets, value 5s.; one pillow, value 2s.; twelve glass frames, value 5s.; one ladder, value 4s.; one pair of steps, value 2s.; three tubs, value 30s., and twelve yards of carpet, value 10s. , the goods of Thomas Forder .

THOMAS FORDER. I am a cabinet-maker , and live in George-court, Adelphi . On the 12th of May I left the premises about seven o'clock in the morning, returned between nine and ten, found it broken open, and the articles stated in the indictment gone. I live under the dark arch in the Adelphi.

THOMAS REYNOLDS . I am a milkman, and live in One Tun-court, Strand. Between five and six o'clock in the afternoon of the 15th of May, we were having grains in; our horse fell down, the prisoner, Benfield, called out,"Don't break those things."

Q. What things - A. There was a quantity of drawers and tables, and other goods-his caravan was loaded with

them; it came out of the hole where they were loaded from, and he followed behind. I do not know who drove the caravan.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Benfield's father lets out carts. He lives in Hungerford-market.

DAVID MAJOR . I am horsekeeper at Mr. Flight's, Adelphi-wharf. I was in the stable just by the gateway, and a man come down in a white jacket and an apron, about seven o'clock; he called Benfield out, and talked to him. I will not swear Dexter was the man. They turned back; the caravan came out of Benfield's stable, turned round there, loaded with furniture. Reynolds's horse fell down; he had a cart there loaded with grains. Benfield was with the caravan when it set off. The goods came out of the warehouse over Jenny's hole.

Cross-examined. Benfield was admitted to bail.

WILLIAM DUNFORD . I am a private watchman at the Adelphi. Between nine and ten o'clock on the night in question, I found the prosecutor's premises in Jenny's hole broken open; I went and informed him, he came down, and missed the things. Next morning information was given of the prisoners - I took them. Dexter said he drove the caravan up, and that the goods went into a small court, in Drury-lane; he said he was employed by two Irishmen and a sailor to move them, and that he paid Benfield 2s. 6d. for the use of the caravan.

JOSEPH HURST . I saw the property safe between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning.

DEXTER'S Defence. I leave it to my counsel.

WILLIAM BONSOR . I am a butcher's boy. I had been with Benfield to take some timber to St. Martin's-lane, we returned and put the caravan in the stable; he went away to buy some fowls, a boy told me Benfield had got a job, and I was to go to the top of Church-court with him; when I got there he was gone. About five o'clock he went to do a job for Mr. Denton.

ROBERT DENTON . I live in Cloth-fair. On the 15th of May Benfield was engaged to move goods for me; he was in King-street, Westminster, with me from a quarter before six o'clock until after eight; he moved the goods from there to Cloth-fair - He drove the cart himself.

THOMAS SMITH . On the 15th of May, I remember Benfield being sent to do the job. I saw Dexter drive the caravan out between five and six o'clock-Benfield was not there.

-JONES. I saw Dexter drive the caravan out, heavily loaded-Benfield was not there.

DEXTER - GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

BENFIELD- NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-109

988. GEORGE TIERNEY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , from the person of Peter Levesque , one pocket-book, value 1s.; one pencil-case, value 1s.; four 1l. bank notes; one bill of exchange, for payment of and value 50l., and one warrant for payment of and value 49l. 10s. 6d., his property .

PETER LEVESQUE . I am a silk-manufacturer , and live in Spital-square. On the 21st of May, between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, I missed my pocketbook, between Somerset House and St. Dunstan's church-it contained the property stated in the indictment. I had seen it safe when I was at Somerset House.

JOHN DAVIS . I am a Bow-street constable. On the 21st of May, about half-past two o'clock, I was in the Strand, near the end of Norfolk-street , and saw the prisoner, with two other men, busy in feeling gentlemens' pockets as they passed; I saw them surround a gentleman, whom I believe to be the prosecutor, and immediately after turn down Norfolk-street; a person who was standing by me, said, "Davis, they have done the trick." I immediately crossed the Strand, went down Norfolk-street, overtook them about a hundred yards down, and made a catch at one of them; he got out of my hand, and all three ran away. I pursued through different courts, at last the prisoner fell down, and as he fell he threw the pocket-book from him, to the left; I secured him with my right hand, and with my left picked the pocket-book up, which contained the property stated in the indictment.

THOMAS ROBERTS . I am a carpenter. On the 21st of May I saw the prisoner, with two others, round a gentleman, they took something from his pocket, and went down Norfolk-street; Davis pursued and took the prisoner, the other two got away. I was on the opposite side of the way.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was crossing, and saw Davis take a man. who got away; I ran after them, the man threw the pocket-book down, I stopped to pick it up, and Davis took me.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-110

989. JOHN DEVINE was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , 30lbs. of sugar, value 30s. , the goods of Charles Sayer and George Gardner .

BENJAMIN OSBORNE . I am waggoner to Charles Sayer and George Gardner . On the 15th of June, between twelve and one o'clock in the day, I lost the sugar out of the waggon, in Osborn-street, Whitechapel , while I was gone into a house.

CHARLES PIGLES . I live in Lemon-street, with Major Rhode. I delivered the 30lbs. of sugar to Osborne, on the 15th of June.

WILLIAM GAINES . I live in Osborn-street, Whitechapel. I saw the prisoner put his foot on the waggon, and take out a loaf of sugar. I followed, and took him with it in his possession.

JOHN CHAPMAN . I saw the prisoner take the sugar out of the waggon.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-111

990. CHARLES CHANDLER was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 8s. 1 1/2d. , in copper monies, the property of William Kerrison .

WILLIAM KERRISON. I am a bricklayer . On the 8th of June the prisoner offered to sell me the duplicate of a watch for 4s.; he said it was pledged for 8s. I gave him 8s. 1 1/2d.

to get it out of pledge for me to look at-he did not return. I found him two days afterwards.

COURT. This is no felony.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-112

991. ANN ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , 3lbs. of bacon, value 3s. , the goods of Thomas Gammage .

THOMAS GAMMAGE. I am a cheesemonger , and live in King-street, Covent-garden . On the 19th of May, about half-past nine o'clock at night, the prisoner, and two or three other women, came to my shop, and began pulling the bacon about; the prisoner reached over from behind the others, and took a piece of bacon from over the railing, and ran out with it. I pursued and brought her back with it in her possession.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was distressed.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-113

992. JOHN ALLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , one spring tool, value 10s. , the goods of James Imlah .

JAMES IMLAH. I am a watchmaker , and live in Grace-church-street . On the 20th of May I engaged the prisoner to clean the front of my shop, when he was gone I missed the tool - I had been using it the night before. I went to Mr. Styles's to buy another, and the first he produced to me was the one that I had lost.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. He had no rubbish to move.

JOHN NEWTON . I am servant to Mr. Styles, who keeps a tool warehouse, in Old-street. On the 21st of May the prisoner came and sold us the tool; he said he found it, and had had it by him sometime, and had endeavoured to find the owner, but could not.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A woman who was at work with me, found it in the shop; she brought it away with the rubbish.

GUILTY . Aged 39.

Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-114

993. JOHN KEDGELL was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , one coat, value 20s. , the goods of Thomas Turner .

THOMAS TURNER . I am chaff-cutter to Mr. Roberts, of Whitechapel, and am also a watchman -the prisoner slept in the room underneath me. I came home between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, and went to bed. I saw the prisoner coming up stairs with his shoes off, just as I got into bed-my coat hung at the foot of the bed; he sat there mending his trowsers. I went to sleep, awoke at nine o'clock, land missed it. I found the prisoner in bed at eleven o'clock, and asked him if he knew any thing of it? he said No. I found the key of my box in his pocket, which was in my coat pocket when I lost it. The prisoner said he had pledged the coat - I gave him in charge.

JOHN RICHARDS . I am a pawnbroker. On the 12th of May the prisoner pledged the coat with me for 8s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-115

994. JOHN CLAYTON was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , one pair of trowsers, value 4s. , the goods of Moss Benjamin .

HANNAH BENJAMIN . I am the wife of Moss Benjamin, who lives in East Smithfield . On the 8th of May I was coming out of the next shop, and saw the prisoner with the trowsers under his arm. I brought him back, and gave him in charge.

RALPH ISRAEL . I saw the prisoner take the trowsers off the hook in the shop.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found them.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-116

995. WILLIAM QUIN was indicted for a misdemeanour . NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-117

996. FRANCIS SEX was indicted for perjury .

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-118

997. JAMES COOD and EDWARD ALLEN were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , four shawls, value 38s. , the goods of Thomas Walker .

MARY WALKER . I am the wife of Thomas Walker , who is a dyer , and lives at Mount-terrace, Whitechapel . On the 6th of June, at half-past four o'clock in the afternoon, I was cleaning the step of my door, and observed two boys coming towards the house; I soon after saw them return - I called to one of them, and asked him what he had been doing in the shop? - I saw him near the shop-door-Cood was one of them. The other boy turned round and said "We have been in to ask whether it is an old clothes-shop." I saw something red under Cood's arm, he was foremost. I knew there were six shawls on the counter five minutes before. I ran into the shop, and missed four crimson shawls. I pursued across the road into Mount-street, and saw the prisoner, Allen, walking on the pavement, which is not within view of the shop. I asked him to pursue those boys, as they had robbed me of four shawls - He immediately pursued after Cood. He and the boy made a stop at the end of the street, as if they were stopped by the posts - I lost sight of both. When I got to the end of the street, I saw Allen running with the shawls under his arm, and Cood running in a different direction. I saw Mr. Goldie, begged of him to pursue after Allen, and pointed him out to him. I saw Allen make off to an obscure court. He was taken with the shawls.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Allen pursued willingly. I have since learned that he is a constable. I

afterwards saw them running in different directions-Allen was running before Cood, and had the bundle under his arm. He could have conecaled it under his coat if he had liked.

COURT. Q. How were they going in contrary directions - A. Both were running the same way. The boy was before Allen. I think he might have stopped him if he had liked.

JAMES GOLDIE . I live in Mount-street. I was crossing Whitechapel-road, heard the cry of Stop thief! turned round, and saw Cood running; Allen was a few yards behind him; another boy was a little way behind him-the prosecutrix was pursuing all three. Allen had something red under his left arm. I ran up, and asked the prosecutrix whom I should stop? she said the man with the shawls. They were all running towards Mile End turnpike. Allen was more to the left than any of the others. They were then at a greater distance from each other than when I first saw them. My attention was entirely fixed on Allen. I saw him enter Wood's-buildings - I cannot say whether the boys went up there. When I got to the entrance of the court, which is very narrow, there was a great crowd collected, which prevented my pursuing so fast. I called out Stop thief! When I got into the court Allen was beyond Cood four or five doors. Some persons had stopped Allen, and were bringing him back. I took him; he endeavoured to get away from me. As I was taking him out of the court, he said "This is the boy who stole the shawls." In my judgement, if he had been attempting to stop the boy, he could not have helped seeing him when he passed. I secured Cood also. When we got into the road Allen again endeavoured to get away; Cood also endeavoured to get away. Allen never intimated that he was a constable, or that he was pursuing the boy.

Cross-examined. I only lost sight of him while I turned round to speak to the prosecutrix. I thought Allen was the thief.

Q. Did not Allen say "Let me alone; this is the boy, and I will have him " - A. No; I do not think he did.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

COOD'S Defence. I live in Whitechapel. A boy accosted me, and said he was going to buy a pair of stockings. He brought the things out of the shop, and told me to take them to a man with a white coat.

ALLEN'S Defence. I leave it to the Court.

COOD - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

ALLEN- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-119

998. WILLIAM PAINTER was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , one silver snuff-box, value 20s., the goods of James Gordon , the younger, from his person .

MR. JAMES GORDON , JUN. I live in Cumming-street, Pentonville. On the 17th of June, about two o'clock, I was in Edward-street , and observed a crowd at the end of the street - I tried to get through it. When I was about the middle I found the crowd so great that I was obliged to turn, and go with it. I felt somebody press very hard upon me; at the same moment my coat was lifted up. I looked round cautiously, and observed the prisoner take his hand from my pocket. I tried to catch hold of him - He shrunk back as far as he could, and nearly fell to the ground. At that instant I heard something fall on the pavement, which sounded like metal. I immediately seized him, suspecting he had taken my box - I missed it out of my coat pocket. It was given to me by a person near me. I am certain the prisoner's hand came from my pocket.

Prisoner's Defence. Several people pushed me against the prosecutor and he took me.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-120

999. JOHN ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , 10s. in monies numbered , the property of James Raine .

JAMES RAINE . I am a farrier , and lodge at Mrs. Wright's, at Brentford . On the 9th of June the prisoner slept in the same bed with me. My box was not locked. I lost the money out of it.

ELIZA WRIGHT . The prisoner and prosecutor lodged with me. On the 9th of June the prisoner came in and said Raine bad enlisted for a soldier, and had sent him for the key of his box to get some money. I gave it to him, and he went up stairs.

WILLIAM HUGHES . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner for taking the money. He gave me 9s.; he said it was the money he had taken, and that he had spent one shilling.

Prisoner's Defence. The money was my own.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-121

1000. GEORGE DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of June , four harness patterns, value 6s., and two coach patterns, value 2d. , the goods of William Williams , and WILLIAM BLACKMAN was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, knowing them to have been feloniously stolen .

WILLIAM WILLIAMS. I am a coach-plater , and live in Drury-lane , the prisoner was my servant -Blackman had lived with me, but left me in January last. On the 9th of June I got a search-warrant, and went to Blackman's shop - He keeps a plater's shop . Davis came in while we there. Blackman said I was welcome to search. I found several patterns in his shop - He said they were made in his shop. Davis was working there.

Q. Could he not make patterns similar to your's - A. It could be done. I have mouldings which fit them. I had not missed them.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. A man might take an impression from the mould and make similar. The things were not concealed.

GEORGE BELL . I am an apprentice to Mr. Williams. I saw the things found on the prisoner. The things could be made from the same patterns.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-122

1001. WILLIAM NEALE was indicted for embezzling the sum of 12l. 18s., the monies of James Goding and Henry Broadwood .

JAMES PLUMMER. I am clerk at Stretton's Ale Brewery, Broad-street, Golden-square; the firm is James Goding and Henry Broadwood . The prisoner was foreman of a dray . It was his duty to give me an account of what money he received, and what he had delivered on credit, every evening. I look at his book-all the entries are in his hand-writing; it is the book he takes with him to enter his accounts in. On the 27th of March he brought the book to me-It is my business to copy it into the ledger, and he signed it next morning. There is no account of 12l. 18s. received from Mr. Farr on that day, but Mr. Farr is made a debtor for beer delivered on credit-(looks at the receipt)-this is his hand-writing; he never accounted to me for it.

THOMAS FARR . I live in Fleet-street , and deal with the prosecutors for beer. On the 27th of March I paid the prisoner 12l. 18s., and he gave me the receipt - I paid him in 1l. notes.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-123

1002. SARAH MILLER was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , 10 pair of stays, value 6l. , the goods of Robert Huntley .

CAROLINE HUNTLEY . I am the daughter of Robert Huntley-my mother keeps a stay-shop in the City-road . On the 15th of May, about two o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came into the shop, and asked me to take some stays with her, to shew some servants in Finsbury-square - She said she was cook there. I took ten pair with me. She went down Mr. Montague's area, and told me to walk about. She came up and said if I would leave them the servants would try them on while the dinner was up stairs - I gave them all to her. She told me to call again in half an hour, and bring two dresses with me. She came up again, and walked as far as Featherstone-street with me, and then went into a bird-shop. In half an hour I returned to the house, and could not find her. She was taken about a fortnight after. I am sure she is the woman.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined Two Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-124

1003. WILLIAM MATTHEWS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , five gimlets, value 5d.; four gouges, value 8d.; two centre-bits, value 8d.; three files, value 4d.; three drawbore-pins, value 6d.; two guages, value 4d.; one square, value 6d.; one pair of pincers, value 3d.; two hammers, value 2s.; four planes, value 5s.; one saw, value 4s., and one spade, value 3s., the goods of Joseph Dore ; two planes, value 5s., two hammers, value 18d.; one pair of pincers, value 1s.; one chisel, value 1s.; and one guage, value 2d., the goods of Samuel Blackall .

JOSEPH DORE. I am a carpenter . On the 11th of May I was at work at a building at Stoke Newington , and left the articles stated in the indictment there. I missed them at six o'clock on Monday morning, and found the prisoner in custody with them.

SAMUEL BLACKALL. I left my things in the same building.

WILLIAM COOPER . I am a watchman. On Monday morning, about half-past four o'clock, I met the prisoner in Lower-road, Islington, with a basket - I stopped him, and asked him what he had got? he said they were his own. I detained him. It contained the articles stated in the indictment.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man offered me 2s. to take them to Clerkenwell.

GUILTY . Aged 39.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-125

1004. JOSEPH WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , 50lbs. of lead, belonging to William Heditch , and fixed to his dwelling-house .

JOHN WILD . I am a bricklayer. I was repairing the roof of Mr. Heditch's house in Maidenhead-court, Westminster . On the 8th of May I employed the prisoner to repair some joints in the lead-work. He said he wanted some lead to buy solder with. I told him to go to Mr. Heditch for money. He cut off twenty-four feet of lead, and said he had sold it for 3s. 9d. - he brought back 3lbs. of solder. I gave him in charge. He only cut the flashing-it would not injure the roof.

JOHN COOPER . I am a labourer. I saw the prisoner cut off the flashing - He mended the gutter.

WILLIAM HEDITCH . I employed the prisoner to repair the lead; it only wanted soldering. He did not ask for money.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-126

1005. WILLIAM BEDMINGTON was indicted, for that he, on the 10th of May , feloniously did cut, with intent to steal, 150lbs. of lead, value 26s., belonging to Robert Calvert , Charles Calvert , John Calvert , Thomas Calvert , and John Foster , and fixed to their dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be fixed to a building, instead of a dwelling-house.

THIRD COUNT, For stealing the said lead, stating it to be fixed to a building belonging to the said persons.

RICHARD WARD .. I had the care of the house, No. 1, Palmer's-terrace, Islington . On the 11th of May I was called up by the watchman, and found the prisoner in custody. The lead was completely cut from the gutters, and over the window.

THOMAS PORTER . I am a watchman. I had just called twelve o'clock, and heard the patrol call out watch! I ran, when I got to Palmer's-terrace, they said a man had ran into the garden. I saw a person go up the steps of the house, and I found the prisoner concealed behind the bottle-rack. I took him. On lifting him up I found he had no shoes on. I asked him what he did there? he said he had just dropped down there to go to sleep. I

asked him where his shoes were? he said he had been ill used by several people, and they had thrown his shoes away. I gave him in charge of Cox, went to the roof of the building, found the gutters cut all to pieces, and the lead lying near them. I found a chisel at the back of the building, and part of a pair of sheep shears, with which he might have cut the lead. It weighed 157 lbs.; some of which was ready to be thrown down.

DAVIS COX . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoner found behind the building; he said he had been thrown over the wall, and that he had lost his shoes. I observed his hand in his pocket, and asked him what he had got there? he said a pair of shoes - He took them out - They fitted him.

ROBERT BROWN . I am constable of the night. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house, and denied the charge; he said he had been out drinking with a strange party, that a dispute had arisen about the reckoning, and they had thrown him over the wall-he was not bruised. He said he supposed they must have put his shoes in his pocket.

WILKES JONES . I am patrol. I was going by the house a little after twelve o'clock at night, I turned round and saw two men on the building, when they heard me they droppsd from the leads, which were eight feet high. They got off the roof on to a bow-window, and from there on the ground, ran through the yard; before I could get up to them one got over the wall; I went back for the other, he could not get out at front, and ran towards the back again. I found him behind the bottle-rack. He said he had been in liquor, and did not know how he got there-he had no marks of violence on him. I went on the roof, found the lead cut to pieces, and part on the parapet, ready to be thrown down. I am sure he is one of the men.

RICHARD TARRANT . I am in the employ of the prosecutors; their names are rightly stated in the indictment.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to Holloway, got into company, and had not enough to pay my reckoning. As we came home the party ill used me; I got over the wall out of their way.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-127

1006. THOMAS WILLETT and JOHN HUDSON were indicted for stealing, on the 30th of May , five live tame fowls, price 12s., the property of James Ruse; and 50lbs. of leaden pipe, value 5s., the property of the said James Ruse , and fixed to his dwelling-house .

JAMES RUSE. I live at the corner of Wheeler-street and Anchor-street, Bethnal-green . On the 30th of May I went out about nine o'clock in the morning, returned about twelve, and missed my fowls; I also found the lead pipe cut and taken out of the cellar-it was safe when I went. On the Tuesday following I saw one of the fowls at Baxter's in Brick-lane; the prisoners were taken up on suspicion.

MICHAEL WINDER . I keep a tripe-shop opposite to Ruse's house. On the 30th of May, I saw the prisoners going in and out of his side door; about ten o'clock I heard some fowls making a noise - I looked out and saw two persons going by with them in a bag - I believe they were the prisoners.

JOHN HUMPHREYS . I am a shoemaker, and live next door to Ruse. About half-past one o'clock in the afternoon I saw the prisoners in the street. I saw them again at half-past two, and again about ten.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-128

1007. MARIA SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , from the person of William Rockhill 8s. 6d. in monies numbered, and one 1l. bank note, his property .

WILLIAM ROCKHILL. I am a bricklayer ; and live in White Lion-street, St. Giles's. On the 7th of June, about 12 o'clock at night, I returned from the pay-table; I found I was locked out. I met the prisoner in Broad-street; she asked me to go with her. I went to No. 4, Charles-street with her; I awoke between three and four o'clock, I missed her and my money, which amounted to 1l. 8s. 6d. I found her, between five and six o'clock, at the Black Horse, in George-street, and gave her in charge. As we took her to the watch-house, she put the note into her mouth, and tried to swallow it.

JOHN DEALY . I am a watchman. The prosecutor fetched me to take the prisoner at the Black Horse. As we took her to the watch-house, she put the note into her mouth, and endeavoured to swallow it; I took it out. - The prosecutor was quite sober.

Prisoner's Defence. He gave it to me.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-129

1008. RICHARD WILKS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th June , one watch, value 6l.; one chain, value 5s., and one watch-key, value 6d. the goods of Richard Bartley , from his person .

RICHARD BARTLEY . I am a gardener ; and live in Mill-row, Kingsland-road. On the 4th of June, at three o'clock in the afternoon, I and my wife were opposite Highbury Barn , looking at some children. I had my watch safe in my fob; the prisoner came up, and closed against me. I had my hand over my watch. I attempted to keep him off. He snatched the watch out of my fob. I immediately caught his arm, and saw the watch in his hand. Somebody behind struck me on the back, to prevent my securing him. I held him tight, and gave him in charge.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. It was about half-past three o'clock; my wife was with me.

Q. Then you did not say that you had lost your watch, and never saw it in anybody's hand - A. The prisoner said, if I would not prosecute him, he would pay me for it. They got the watch from him. I saw him give the watch to somebody else.

CATHERINE BARTLEY . I was with my husband. I was just by him. I heard him call out that he had lost his watch. He had hold of the prisoner, and said he had taken it from him. The prisoner was struggling to get away. I have never seen it since. The prisoner said, if my husband would go with him, he would pay him any

money for the watch, not to prosecute him. I got an officer to take him. The first man that took him, wanted my husband to let him go.

WILLIAM OWEN . I am a constable of Islington. I was at Highbury Barn, and was sent for to take the prisoner into custody. Bartley held him; he said he had lost his watch. I searched, but found nothing on the prisoner. He said he was innocent.

WILLIAM LACK . I am a headborough. I was on duty. The prosecutor brought the prisoner to me; said he was robbed; and desired me to search him. Owen came up, and took him. The prisoner was very much alarmed.

Prisoner's Defence. I have a witness to call.

LUCY RICE . I live in Long-alley, Moorfields; my husband is a shoe-maker. I was at Highbury; I never saw the prisoner before that, nor the prosecutor. I was trying to get into the gardens. The prosecutor turned round, put his hand to his fob, and said, "I have lost my watch." He took hold of the prisoner, and said, "You have got my watch. He put his hand to his fob. The prosecutor appeared to be very much in liquor.

COURT. Q. Very much so, did he - A. Yes, he smelt so, walked so, and could hardly stand. He called for an officer, who took the prisoner into custody. He said,"You have got my watch;" the prisoner denied it. He(the prisoner) never moved or struggled at all.

Q. Not struggle at all - A. No; nor even attempt to get away.

Q. Perhaps you think the man was so drunk that he did not know what he was about - A. I do not think he did.

Q. You did not know where the prisoner lived - A. No, he was a perfect stranger to me; I did not know where he lived, nor do I know now.

Q. Did you tell the prisoner where you lived - A. Yes, I told him at Islington where I lived.

Q. Where was your husband at the time - A. At home-at Highbury Barn; I left him there, while I went up with the prisoner. My husband was in the gardens; he had been there about half an hour; I did not see him in the crowd.

Q. Did you walk home with him - A. No, I missed him, and went home; but I did not go home with him.

Q. How far was the spot where you left your husband from where the man was robbed - A. About four or five yards; I left him to go with the prisoner. I left my husband in the gardens half an hour before.

Q. How far was he from the spot where the robbery was committed - A. Within one hundred yards. He got home before me, because I went before the magistrate at Islington; the magistrate was not at home. I saw nothing of my husband till I got home.

Q. Did you see the officer who first came up - A. Yes, he delivered him to another officer. The first officer did not go before the magistrate. I do not know his name.

CATHERINE BARTLEY . It was Brown.

- BROWN. I never touched the man. I was inside the gardens.

LUCY RICE (continuing). He was not the officer who first had hold of the prisoner.

Q. Whom does your husband work with - A. He works on his own account.

WILLIAM OWEN re-examined. The prosecutor did not appear intoxicated. He could not have been in such a situation without my knowing it.

WILLIAM LACK . The prosecutor did not appear to me to be at all intoxicated. He was perfectly sober.

SOLOMON JACOBS . I am an attorney. I am not at all concerned in this case. I was at Highbury, on that day, with the Jewish free-school children. This accusation occurred about five o'clock in the afternoon. When I came out of the garden, I saw a mob on the outside of the house, and saw the prisoner; the prosecutor had hold of him. I knew neither of them. I asked what was the matter? He said a man had been robbed of his watch. I said is that man robbed? He said, No. The prosecutor put his hand down to the prisoner's trowsers.

Q. Did the prosecutor appear intoxicated - A. No.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-130

1009. JAMES BAKER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , 17 lbs. of bacon, value 10s. the goods of Henry Dyson .

WILLIAM ATTFIELD . I am an officer of Worship-street. On the 19th of May, a little before nine o'clock at night, I met the prisoner in Shoreditch, in the middle of the road, with the bacon. Several other boy s were with him. When I took him, they made their escape. Next morning, I found it belonged to Dyson.

MARY DYSON . I am the wife of Henry Dyson ; we live in Grey Eagle-street, Spitalfields , and keep a chandler's shop . I lost the bacon; it was safe at four o'clock in the afternoon; I missed it between ten and eleven o'clock on Saturday night. On Monday, I saw it at the office, and knew it to be mine. I had cut it myself, and I can swear to it by the manner in which it was cut.

THOMAS MANCE . I am an officer. I was with Attfield. The other boys escaped. The prisoner said he picked up the bacon in Webb-square, which is about a quarter of a mile from the prosecutor's.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Fined One Shilling , and discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180617-131

1010. THOMAS MATTHEWS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May , one spoon, value 3s., and one salt-cellar, value 3s. , the goods of Sir Jonathan Miles , Knight .

JAMES MAYO. I am servant to Sir Jonathan Miles , who keeps a receptacle for lunatics , at Hoxton . On the 18th of May, I saw the prisoner in the garden, looking in at the front parlour window. Nobody was in the parlour. I told Brown what I saw; she called out. I ran out, and overtook the prisoner; he was about sixty yards from the house. I brought him back; but found nothing on him. Another boy was with the prisoner, who ran by us, and made his escape.

ELIZA BROWN . I am servant to Sir Jonathan Miles . Mayo pointed the prisoner out to me. He was looking into the parlour window. While I was looking at him, he put his arm under the window, which was open, and put his hand on the sideboard; I immediately called out, and he withdrew his hand. He had a stick in his hand. I did not see

the plate move. I was in the garden, looking through the back window.

ELIZABETH HEWLETT . I am the prosecutor's housekeeper. I missed a salt-cellar and a spoon off the sideboard.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180617-132

1011. JAMES MORRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , one silver spoon, value 10s. , the goods of Robert Shaw .

ANN CORNELL . I am servant to Robert Shaw , who is an attorney , and lives in Old Bond-street . The prisoner was an upholsterer's man , and came to work in the house on the 11th of June. About three o'clock in the afternoon, I saw him in the kitchen; he came there to wash his hands, and afterwards went up stairs. Between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I took a note to his master. I saw a handkerchief found on him.

DANIEL CULLIMORE . I am foreman to Mr. Stolworthy, upholsterer, who lives in Hatton-garden. The prisoner was sent to Mr. Shaw's by me. In the evening, Ann Cornell brought me a letter, informing me of the loss of the spoon. The prisoner was present at its delivery, but ran away before he knew the contents of it. He knew the servant. The prisoner ran away, although my master asked him to go and have some refreshment. He returned in ten minutes, and said he had been for some tea. When he returned, I showed him the letter; he cried. I told him there was a spoon missing, and he must be searched. He said he had not got it. He was searched, and a handkerchief was found on him, marked R. Shaw, and 17s. We took him to the watch-house. He said he had taken the spoon from the house, and had laid it in the back-yard of a house in Castle-street, opposite a chandler's shop; he said he meant to return it. I went with Brown to No. 2, Castle-street, and found it there. It is not two minutes' walk from my master's.

CHARLES BROWN . I am an officer of Hatton-garden. I took the prisoner in charge. I went with Cullimore to the house in Castle-street, and found the spoon in the yard.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180617-133

1012. JAMES WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , one coat, value 5s. the goods of James Harris .

JAMES HARRIS . I am a waiter at the Cross Keys, St. John-street ; the coat was under I my care. On the 14th of May, about eight o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner take it out of the house; I met him in the passage with it. He ran away, and threw it down, but was stopped immediately. He said a young man gave it to him in the yard.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. They found nothing on me.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18180617-134

1013. JOHN WALKER was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , two mahogany chairs, value 2l. 2s. , the goods of James Lawson , the younger.

JOHN BRAND . I am a back-maker, and live three doors from the prosecutor. On the 10th of June, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner run by with two chairs. He was taken up two days after.

BENJAMIN LAWSON . I was minding my brother James's shop in Princes-square . Two chairs were taken from his door, about four o'clock in the afternoon. I took the prisoner into custody two days after. He denied it, but afterwards said, if I would forgive him, he would get them again; and wished me to go to Wentworth-street for them.

BARNARD GLEED . I am an officer. The prisoner was given into my charge. A man named Rainger was examined before the magistrate. The prisoner wanted me to take Rainger into custody, saying, that he had held the bag while the prisoner put the chairs in.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-135

1014. CHARLES SUTTON and JAMES OAKEY were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May, two coats, value 20s. the goods of Benjamin Good .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoners were

ACQUITTED.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-136

1015. CHARLES SIMMONDS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , one waistcoat, value 2s. 6d. , the goods of Samuel Cowne , William Pinches , and Robert Bowler .

CHARLES FREDERICK DOWNER . I am servant to Samuel Cowne, William Pinches, and Robert Bowler , pawnbroker s, who live in Bethnal-green-road . On the 8th of June, about one o'clock at noon, I saw the prisoner and another person outside the window. The prisoner moved towards the door several times; I jumped on the counter, looked over the door, and saw him standing there. The boy was in the shop and handed the prisoner the waistcoat, which was pinned up outside the door. I caught the prisoner before he got out of sight, and took the waistcoat from under his jacket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Two men threw it at me.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-137

1016. WILLIAM TAGGERT was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , one watch, value 30s.; one chain, value 6d.; one seal, value 6d., and three keys, value 1s. the property of George Beaton .

GEORGE BEATON. I live in Butcher-row, East Smithfield , and keep the Golden Anchor public-house . On the 15th of June, I got up at half-past four o'clock in the morning, and left my wife and child in bed. My watch hung at the bed-side. I shut the bed-room door, and left the key in it. The prisoner, and three others, slept at my house that night. They came down together, at about five o'clock, called for a pot of beer, and then went out. I went up stairs, and found the bed-room door wide open; my wife

and child were asleep. I awoke them, and missed the watch. At half-past six o'clock, the prisoner and the three other men went by my door again. I ran after them, and collared two of them. The prisoner was afterwards secured. I charged him with the robbery; he denied it.

JAMES SHAW . I am a constable. I was sent for, and found four men in the house. They denied the charge. I took them to the watch-house. I began to search them, and found a chain and key on the prisoner, which the prosecutor claimed. The prisoner said it was not the prosecutor's, for he bought it in Scotland. The prosecutor still insisted that it was his; he knew it by a knot in it. The prisoner appeared confused. I put him in a separate place from the others. He then said, "Let me out, and I will tell you all about it; but don't tell the others what I have told you." He went to a cupboard in the watch-house, and brought me out the watch, seal, and two keys, and gave them to me. The prosecutor claimed them. He offered me money, to go to the prosecutor, and beg for him.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. The prisoner said he was a guilty man, and that the others were innocent. One of the men was a Mulatto.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

ADAM TAGGERT . I am the prisoner's brother. I was in his company. We all four slept in the prosecutor's house. The prisoner and I slept in one room; the other two slept in another room. I and my brother came down first; M'William, who was one of them, came down last. We were all taken to the watch-house. While the officer was locking the door, the Mulatto man put his hand under his frock-coat, took the watch out, and dropped it into the coal-hole. The prisoner lifted the chain out, and put it in his pocket.

Q. Your brother did not bring the chain from Scotland No; I said no such thing to the constable.

RICHARD BOGARDUS . I happened accidentally to be in the watch-house when the prisoner and his companions were brought in. I know nothing of them. All four were put into the same room with me; the prisoner was afterwards taken out, and put into a separate room. After he was taken out, I happened to look through a hole in the door, and saw him take the watch out of the coal-hole, and give it to the officer.

Q. Who put it there - A. I saw the Mulatto man take something from him, and put it in there.

Q. Was there any conversation between the prisoner and the Mulatto - A. I heard the Mulatto say, "I have got 40l. coming to me; and if you will take the charge upon yourself, I will take care to collect the money, and settle it with the landlord and officer, so that you shall not be hurt."

COURT. Q. How long is it since you were discharged from Newgate - A. I came out the day before yesterday, by proclamation. The prisoner's brother was present when the Mulatto asked him to take it upon himself. I really do not know what I was charged with.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-138

1017. ELIZA RILEY was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , one pair of boots, value 10s. and one iron, value 4d. , the goods of Hugh Flinn .

SARAH FLINN . I am the wife of Hugh Flinn , watchmaker , who lives in Whitecross-street . The prisoner being in distress, I took her into my house. I missed the boots and the iron on the 15th of June. I have since found the iron.

EDWARD BURCHELL . I took the prisoner, and found the duplicate of an iron on her. The prosecutrix said she could not swear to it. The prisoner said she sold the boots to a man.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-139

1018. WILLIAM ROBERTS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , one shawl, value 5s. , the goods of Henry Alderson .

HENRY ALDERSON . I am a linen-draper , and live in Ratcliff-highway . On the 1st of June, about nine o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to my shop, and asked for a pair of knit stockings. I said I had none, and wished to shew him some wove ones. He would not look at them, but turned from the counter, to go away. I saw a shawl hanging from under his coat. I ran round the counter, and seized him at the door. Before he got out, a lady and gentleman who were in the shop immediately absconded. They had paid me a forged note, and given a false address. A man, dressed like a sailor, was near the door; I called to him to assist me, but he went away. The prisoner made considerable resistance, during which time the shawl dropped from under his coat. I picked it up.

WILLIAM SUMMERS . I am a constable. I took the prisoner in charge. He refused to give me his name.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-140

1019. REBECCA PACK and MARGARET READING were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , twelve yards of cotton, value 12s. , the goods of Phoebe Maria White .

PHOEBE MARIA WHITE . I am a haberdasher , and live in Brick-lane . On the 16th of June, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner, Reading, in my shop, a person came in and asked me if I had sold anything, as a girl had gone out with a blue bundle under her arm. Reading then said there was a girl gone out, but she did not think she had taken anything. I ran round the corner, and found the prisoner, Pack, in a court close by, and asked her for the things she had taken? she said she had not got anything. I found the cotton on the other side a wall near where she stood; she was brought back to the house; Reading was still there. They denied any knowledge of each other.

HANNAH WHITE . I am the sister of the last witness. I was in the room behind the shop, and saw Reading in the shop. I went out, and saw Pack in the court.

MARY ANN BRIGHT . I live opposite to Miss White. I

saw two girls like the prisoners go into the shop together, two others were standing at the next house; in about five minutes I saw one of them come out with the print under her arm. I told Miss White.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

PACK'S Defence. I know nothing of it.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-141

1020. DANIEL HURLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , two doors, value 5s. , the goods of William Anthony Hartshorn .

WILLIAM ANTHONY HARTSHORN . I am a carpenter , and live at Goodman's-stile, Whitechapel; the prisoner was working in Rupert-street , for me. I lost the doors from the hoard on the 25th of May. I found the prisoner in custody.

RICHARD PLUNKET . The prisoner was brought to the watch-house about half-past three o'clock in the morning, with a board; I went to his house, found two doors, and some more boards.

JOHN DUNCAN . I am a watchman. I stopped the prisoner, with a plank, in Colchester-street.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-142

1021. ABRAHAM PIAS and CORNELIUS ALDERSON were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , one shawl, value 1s. , the goods of Charles King .

CHARLOTTE KING . I am the wife of Charles King , who is a gardener , and lives at Tottenham . I keep a straw hat shop. On the 12th of June, between nine and ten o'clock in the morning, the prisoners came to the shop with nine band-boxes, which they offered for sale; I said I did not want them-they left the shop. I immediately missed the shawl off the counter. I went after them, they said they had not got it; I stopped them, and found the shawl behind a hedge in a garden close to where they stood; they saw me coming after them-nobody but them could have taken it; I saw it safe two minutes before. I did not search their boxes.

THOMAS TILLEY . I am a brazier, and live at Tottenham. I was passing over the bridge by the White Hart, I saw the prisoners taken. I saw Pias throw something out of one of the boxes behind a hedge - I picked it up, it was a white gown.

WILLIAM ALDRIDGE . I live at Tottenham. I joined in pursuit of the prisoners, stopped them, and brought them back; one of them had a box, with a gown in it - He was rather behind me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

PIAS'S Defence. I bought the gown.

ALDERSON'S Defence. I never saw it.

PIAS - GUILTY . Aged 11.

ALDERSON - GUILTY . Aged 13.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-143

1022. FREDERICK BUTCH was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , fifteen pieces of fur, value 2l. , the goods of Stephen Pige .

STEPHEN PIGE . I am a furrier , and live in Allen-street, Clerkenwell ; the prisoner was in my employ. I lost some rabbit skins; I never sold them to him.

MARY JORDAN . I am in Mr. Pige's employ; the prisoner came up to the place where I was at work, and took five or six skins. I watched him, he waited some-time on the stairs - He did not go the dye-house; when he wanted them to dye he did not fetch such small quantities. I told Mr. Pige. I have often seen him fetch five or six.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I did not see him take them out of the house.

HENRY PIGE . I am apprentice to Stephen Pige . The prisoner did not bring the skins to the dye-house; if he had I must have seen them. When he fetched skins to be dyed he generally took ten or fifteen dozen at a time.

MARY KYBERT . I am apprentice to Mr. Pige. I saw the prisoner take five or six skins; he turned the contrary way for the dye-house.

WILLIAM BROWN EDWARDS . I am an officer. I went to the prisoner's house on the 13th of May, about one o'clock; he said he had no furs except what he had bought of Mr. Pige. I found a quantity in a drawer, which Mr. Pige claimed.

WILLIAM LAWSON . I am the prosecutor's servant. I can swear to one piece by its being cut the wrong way.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought a bag full of pieces.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-144

1023. PETER CLARKE and MARY ANN CLARKE were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , one cap, value 2s., and one pair of shoes, value 1s. , the goods of Robert Clover .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-145

1024. THOMAS DUNN was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , one coat, value 5s., and one whip, value 18d. , the goods of Thomas York .

THOMAS YORK . I am a hackney coachman . On the 1st of June I lost my coat and whip out of my stable in the Islington road .

RICHARD LINNINGTON . I look after the coaches. I saw the prisoner go out of the gateway with the coat and whip, and ran after him-the watchman stopped him.

HENRY MORGAN . I am a watchman. About five o'clock in the morning, the last witness told me to stop the prisoner; he had the coat on his back, and the whip in his hand.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 51.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-146

1025. SARAH VAINS was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , one tea-tray, value 8s.; one carpet,

value 10s., and one bed-quilt, value 2s. , the goods of Francis Levy .

FRANCIS LEVY . I live in Cable-street ; the prisoner was my servant . I missed the articles stated in the indictment. I asked her where they were, she immediately ran away. I afterwards met her, and gave her in charge.

WILLIAM SOWERBY . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged the tray with me for 2s.

JAMES LANE . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged a quilt with me, on the 16th of May.

FRANCIS GERRARD . I am a pawnbroker. On the 21st of May the prisoner pledged a carpet with me for 8s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Fourteen Days .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-147

1026. SARAH MYERS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , one watch, value 1l.; one chain, value 1s., and two seals, value 1s., the goods of John Mulling , from his person .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-148

1027. THOMAS TUNNEL was indicted for embezzlement .

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-149

1028. SUSAN LILLYWHITE was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , two sheets, value 6s.; one tablecloth, value 4s.; two spoons, value 2s., and one blanket, value 2s. , the goods of William Saward .

WILLIAM SAWARD . I am a carpenter , and live at Tottenham-court-road ; the prisoner was my servant . I missed the articles stated in the indictment at different times.

JOHN SAWARD . I was present when the prisoner's box was searched; she took out a pocket-book, and gave me the duplicates of the property out of it herself.

JOHN HUGHES . I am a pawnbroker. I have two sheets and a table-cloth pledged with me on the 24th of March, and the 6th of May, by the prisoner.

JOHN KING . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged two spoons with me on the 30th of April, for 2s.; on the 9th of March a blanket, and on the 20th of April, a frock.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Fourteen Days .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-150

1029. THOMAS JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 12s. in monies numbered , the monies of Joseph Penfold .

JOSEPH PENFOLD . I am a corn-chandler . On the 8th of May, in the evening, I found the prisoner in my shop, in custody, and took some silver out of his hand.

CATHERINE WINNAL . I am Mrs. Penfold's sister; she told me to go and shut the door; I saw the prisoner near the till; I called Mr. Penfold, he collared him, and took twelve shillings out of his hand.

ROBERT SELF . I am an officer. The prisoner was given into my charge. He said he took the money.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-151

1030. JOHN THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , one pair of boots, value 4s. , the goods of William Hulm .

WILLIAM HULM . I am a salesman , and live in Chiswell-street . On the 21st of May, about five o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came to my door, and took the boots in his hand, he then came in and asked the price of a pair of pantaloons - I thought he had hung the boots up again. As soon as he was gone I missed them. I called after him, but he would not stop. I found him at a pipemaker's in Old-street - He denied it.

THOMAS ROBINSON . I live at the pipe-maker's. On the 25th of May I found the boots in a hole under the stairs.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-152

1031. FRANCIS ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , two pieces of gold wire, value 10s., and 12 grains of gold-dust, value 18d. , the goods of Thomas Emmett .

THOMAS EMMETT . I am a jeweller , and live in Great Sutton-street, Clerkenwell , the prisoner was my servant . On the 5th of June, I found the wire and gold-dust on him as he went out. I cannot swear that it is mine.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-153

1032. GEORGE MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , two coats, value 10s; two pair of breeches, value 2s.; one shirt, value 3s.; two waistcoats, value 2s.; three handkerchiefs, value 2s., and five books, value 1s., the goods of Alexander Fraser ; one hat, value 1s.; one pair of pantaloons, value 1s., and one round frock, value 1s., the goods of David Morgan .

ALEXANDER FRASER. I am a gardener , and live at the Hoop, public-house, at Kensington Gravel-pits . On the 19th of June, between nine and eleven o'clock, I missed my clothes out of my bed-room-the prisoner slept in the same room.

DAVID MORGAN. I slept in the some room, and lost my things also.

SAMUEL WADE . I am watchman of Grosvenor-place. On the 19th of June, about three o'clock in the morning, I was at the corner of Elkin-street-the prisoner passed me with two bundles; I detained him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I am sorry for it.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-154

1033. WILLIAM LEARY and URIAH SMITH were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , one work-box, value 1l. 10s.; two thimbles, value 1s., and one pincushion, value 6d. , the goods of Joseph Read .

JANE RICHARDS . I am servant to Joseph Read, who is a cloth-worker , and lives at Pentonville . On the 16th of June, about eleven o'clock in the morning, Leary came to the door with some rushes to mend chairs with, and asked for Mr. Johnson. I told him I did not know such a person. I shut the door, and took notice of him. I saw him leaning against the parlour window. About twelve o'clock I missed the box. The parlour window was open. There is a long garden in front of the house.

JOHN HUTT . I was sent in pursuit of the prisoners a little after eleven o'clock, overtook them in Guildford-street, and found the box on Leary-Smith was with him. They ran a great way.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

LEARY- GUILTY . Aged 16.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-155

1034. WILLIAM JONES and JOHN NEWTON were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , one cask, value 4s.; one brass cock, value 3s., and two gallons, of table-ale, value 1s. , the goods of Rice Evans .

RICE EVANS. I am clerk to Mr. Freelove, and live in Middleton-street, Spafields -there is an area in front of my house. On the 17th of June, at seven o'clock in the morning, I missed the barrel of table-ale out of my cellar, with the cock, and some bread and butter. They must have got over the iron railing to get it.

HENRY MORGAN . I am a watchman. On the 17th of June, about four o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoners, in company with two women, in Islington-road, at the corner of a field - I suspected them. When I got near them, the prisoners withdrew towards the field where the sand is kept for making bricks. The women were eating veal; they escaped with some plates and spoons. I watched the prisoners, and saw Jones with something in a basket. I went towards them, and asked them what business they had there? they said they wanted chalk. A man on the premises gave them in charge for trespassing. I found the cask and cock in the basket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JONES'S Defence. I was laying in the field-the girls came up, and left the things there.

NEWTON'S Defence. I found the cask there.

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 17.

NEWTON - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-156

1035. HENRY HAYNES was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , 120lbs. of iron, value 6s. , the goods of Peter Payton .

PETER PAYTON . I am a dealer in iron, and keep a warehouse in Booth-street, Spitalfields , the prisoner worked for me, and had the key of the warehouse. I lost some cast iron.

JAMES ADAMSON . I am an officer. On the 16th of May I went to the prisoner in the stables, and asked him where he took the iron to? he said he sold it to a person below. He took me to a shop, where I found a bag of iron.

CHARLES CHAPMAN . I was at the stable-the prisoner asked me for the key; I refused to lend it to him. I went into the stable-he put a basket of iron into a bag. I concealed myself behind the door, and followed him to a coalshed with it.

CHARLES FEGHAN . I bought the iron of the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

JOHN BROWN . I was in Feghan's shop when the prosecutor said if he would put half a hundred weight into the bag, he should hear no more about it, which he did.

PETER PAYTON . That was for another lot.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-157

1036. JOHN GOBBY was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May , one axe, value 2s. , the goods of Henry Brown , sen., and Henry Brown , jun.

GEORGE LAX . I am servant to H. and H. Brown, who are mason s, and live in Duke-street. On the 18th of May I was at work in New-street, St. Pancras . I left work at four o'clock, returned about five, and missed my axe.

JAMES RAGAN . I am a labourer. On the 18th of May the prisoner offered to sell me the axe - I thought it was stolen. He said it was his brother's. I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 13.

Judgment respited .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-158

1037. THOMAS GRAHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , one desk, value 10s. , the goods of Cecilia Gilbert .

CECILIA GILBERT . I live in John-street, Whitechapel . On the 16th of May I lost the desk off my bureau, which stood in the parlour window.

EDWARD AUSTIN . I saw the prisoner come out of the house with the desk under his great-coat - I took it from him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 41.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-159

1038. JOHN ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , one pair of trowsers, value 20s., and one pair of shoes, value 2s. , the goods of John Preston .

JOHN PRESTON . I am a seaman , and live in Cornwall-street, Commercial-road . On the 9th of June I lost the things out of my bag-the prisoner slept in the same room with me. On 12th of June I found him wearing them.

(Property produced and sworn to).

Prisoner's Defence. I took them through mistake.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-160

1039. ANN POUND and MARY RUSS were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , one shawl, value 1s.; two aprons, value 1s.; one bed-gown, value 1s.; two yards of flannel, value 2s., the goods of Richard Brown ; three gowns, value 6s.; one apron, value 6d.; and one frock, value 1s., the goods of Mary Osborne ; one gown, value 2s., and two bed-gowns, value 2s., the goods of Mary Smith ; one shift, value 1s.; one apron, value 1s.; one pair of stockings. value 1s.; one frock, value 6d., and one bed-gown, value 6d., the goods of the Directors of the Poor of the parish of St. Pancras .

MARY BROWN. I am the wife of Richard Brown . On the 3d of June I was in St. Pancras work-house , in the nursery-the prisoner was also there. I lost two children there; they were buried at eleven o'clock that morning - I and Smith attended the funeral. I left the articles stated in the indictment in my room. The prisoner, Russ, said she would put them away for me. The prisoners absconded. My shawl was found on Pound.

MARY SMITH . I was a pauper in the work-house . On the 3d of June Brown went to attend the funeral of her-children my things were tied up in a bundle. When I came home Pound met me in the passage, and said she had taken them down to the laundry. Next morning I was informed she had absconded. I went to the laundry, and found my things were not there.

WILLIAM LEE . I am the master of the work-house. The prisoners were paupers there. They absconded.

JOHN KENDRICK . I am beadle of Bloomsbury parish. I apprehended the prisoner, Pound, on the 8th of June, in Dyot-street, and found a gown and shawl on her back. She said she stole them from St. Pancras workhouse, with another girl, whom, she said, might be found at No. 2, Charles-street, Drury-lane. I went and found Russ there. She said she stole a gown, which another girl in the room had on. She gave it to me.

(Property produced and sworn to).

POUNDS'S Defence. I never said I stole them.

POUNDS - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

RUSS-NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-161

1040. MARY MONTAGUE was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , 5s. 6d. in monies numbered, the monies of George Styles , from his person .

The prosecutor not appearing, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr.Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-162

1041. WILLIAM MARCHANT was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , six brass weights, value 3s. , the goods of Benjamin Flight and Joseph Robson .

JOSEPH EDBURY . I am servant to Benjamin Flight and Joseph Robson , who are organ-builder s, and live in St. Martin's-lane -the prisoner used to come to collect the pots. He was detected in stealing weights. I cannot swear to them.

DANIEL PICKERING . I gave the prisoner a caleidoscope for the weights.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-163

1042. HANNAH LILWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , one pair of breeches, value 4s. , the goods of David Davis .

DAVID DAVIS . I am a salesman , and live in Smithfield . The breeches were taken from my shop.

MOSES ALEXANDER. I am shopman to Mr. Davis, I saw the prisoner go out of the shop-door, and turn into the next house but one. I followed him into the yard, and seized him - I put my hand into his apron, and took the breeches out. I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found them.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-164

1043. ELEANOR HANNAH was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , three shifts, value 5s. , the goods of William Blundell .

WILLIAM BLUNDELL . I live in Little St. Andrew's-street, Seven Dials . On the 11th of May the prisoner came to the door with a basket, and offered to sell me sixteen eggs for a shilling I sent her away. She stood sometime in the shop. When she was gone I missed three child's shifts out of a chair. I went out, and overtook her in Great Earl-street, with the shifts in her bosom.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was distressed.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-165

1044. EDWARD HAYS was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of May , one tray, value 5s. , the goods of John Slade and Abraham Slade .

JOHN SLADE . I am a butcher , in partnership with Abraham Slade, we live in Tottenham-court-road . I lost my tray from a gentleman's area in Tottenham-street. The man who left it is not here.

RICHARD COOP . I detected the prisoner offering it for sale.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-166

1045. JOHN CLARK and DAVID FREEMAN were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , one handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of John Baker , from his person .

JOHN BAKER. I am a merchant's clerk . On the 24th of May, at half-past nine o'clock at night, I was near St. Clement's Church, in the Strand, and felt something at my pocket. I immediately turned round, and saw the prisoner, Clark, give my hankerchief to Freeman. I secured both of them, and gave them in charge.

WILLIAM BOND . I am an officer. I was coming along the Strand-Mr. Baker gave the prisoners into my charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CLARK'S Defence. I never touched it.

FREEMAN's Defence. It was thrown into my hand.

CLARKE - GUILTY . Aged 27.

FREEMAN - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-167

1046. JAMES BOWING was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May , one tub, value 2s., and one hundred oysters, value 3s. the goods of Martin Hins .

MARTIN HINS . I keep a green-shop , in Cable-street, Wells-street . On the 18th of May, at ten o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner take the tub of oysters out of my shop-window. I went up the court after him; the women would not let Herod shew me the house where he was. When I went up the court, the prisoner came out, and beat me cruelly to get Wilkins from me.

JOHN WILKINS . I saw the prisoner take the tub of oysters from the prosecutor's window, and run down Bailey's-court with them. I am sure he is the man. I followed him, but the women at the top of the court would not let me go down.

JOHN HEROD . I saw the prisoner running along with the tub about ten o'clock. He ran up Bailey's-court.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in want.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr.Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-168

1047. JOHN BAPTIST was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , seven live tame fowls, price 10s. the goods of John Bland Handbury .

DANIEL FLADGATE . I am groom to Mr. John Bland Handbury,soap-maker , who lives in Old Gravel-lane . On the 7th of June, I lost seven fowls from the stable. I saw them safe at eight o'clock, and missed them at ten.

JOHN ALDER . I am a soap-boiler. On the 7th of June, the prisoner brought the fowls to me, and offered to sell them. He said he had bred them himself, and had had them six months. I told him he had stolen them, as I knew them to be the prosecutor's (who is my master) the moment I saw them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-169

1048. WILLIAM SAUL was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , one plane, value 5s. the goods of Samuel Parker .

SAMUEL PARKER . I am a carpenter . I was working in Suffolk-street, Marylebone . On the 23d of May, I left my tools there. I returned on Monday, the 25th of May, and missed the plane.

WILLIAM ROBERTS . I am a pawnbroker. On the 28th of May, the prisoner offered a plane to pledge. I questioned him about it. I suspected him from his answers, and gave him in charge of Cadby, who was in the shop.

JOSEPH CADBY. I took the prisoner in charge. He said he took the plane from Parker's building.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr.Recorder.

Reference Number: t18180617-170

1049. WILLIAM RUSSELL was indicted for stealing on the 4th of June , 100lbs. of fat, value 40s. the goods of John Hinxman .

JOHN HINXMAN . I am a tripe-dresser, and proprietor of a slaughter-house in Clare-market ; and am accountable for property put into my possession. On the 4th of June, I had seven beasts to slaughter for Mr. Richard Hicks. We killed them that day, and they remained in my slaughter-house. The prisoner was my servant ; and a man named Robert Woodford had been my servant for five years, but left me about two years ago, and had set up a tripe-shop in Tottenham-court-road, and a boiling-house in Crown-street, St. Giles's.

ELIZA HALL . I am servant to Mr. Wadmore, and live next door to Mr. Hinxman's slaughter-house, in Clare-market. On the 4th of June, about nine o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner come out of the slaughter-house gate with a bag on his back. Before I saw him come out, he was standing at the door, and wanted me to go up stairs, and put my master's children to bed; he had no business with them. I remained at the door, and then I saw him come out of the slaughter-house with a sack on his back, which appeared very full; but I could not see what was in it. He was in his butcher's dress, with his jacket and apron on. He went towards Lincoln's-inn-fields. I followed him there, and then told Mr.Poole, who was in sight of him.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. I have known the prisoner some time; I never had any dispute with him, nor resentment towards him.

ALEXANDER POOLE . I am a butcher. On the 4th of June, in the evening, Eliza Hall pointed the prisoner out to me at the begining of Lincoln's-inn-fields; he had a sack, which was quite full. I and Thomas Chettle followed him to Crown-street, St. Giles's, without losing sight of him. I lost sight of him there, it being dark; some people crossed over the way, which hindered our seeing him for a moment. We remained there, and in a few minutes we saw him come out of a chandler's shop kept by Eliza Scott . The next door belongs to Robert Woodford , who had been the prosecutor's servant before the prisoner was. He also keeps a tripe-shop in Tottenham-court-road. The prisoner came out with Woodford's son, without the sack. I did not notice his dress. I then went to Woodford's-house in Tottenham-court-road, to see if he was at home. I kept walking about the premises in Crown-street, until Furzeman came.

Cross-examined. I saw the prisoner with a bag on his back; I lost sight of him, and saw him come out of the door, just at the place where I lost sight of him, without a bag.

THOMAS CHETTLE . I am a butcher. I went with Poole after the prisoner; he has spoken correctly. I parted from him, and went to Mr. Hinxman, told him what had occurred, and then got Furzeman. When the prisoner went into the house, he had an apron on; but when he came out,

he had none. When I got Furzeman, we found the prisoner in White Hart-yard, Drury-lane. He was taken into custody. After that, I returned to Poole, in Crown-street. I had seen Woodford's son come out with the prisoner; before that I saw him come out and go into the chandler's shop once or twice, and then go into the boiling-house.

Q. You came to the house again, and Woodford, sen. was there - A. Yes-Poole, Wadman, Hinxman, Furzeman, and Roberts were there, with Woodford, sen. his wife, and daughter. We went into old Woodford's boiling-house, and searched all over the premises, except one large box, which he would not open, but found nothing there. My attention was called to the next door, which was the chandler's shop, out of which the prisoner and Woodford's son came. As we smelt and heard something, we went immediately to the privy, and found a great deal of fat. We drew up a large quantity of it; it was bullock's fat, pieces of caul, and gut fat. It was not in a fit state for sale, for it had not been cleaned. It was not in such a state as it is when sent out for sale; it must have been further cleaned, before it could be in a state for sale.

Q. Finding it in the state you did, could you tell whether it was fresh off the bullock - A. It was just off the animal, and was quite warm; if it had been warm with the weather, it would have been putrified. As soon as we went in and had pulled the first piece of fat out, Woodford,sen. made his escape; and I have never seen him since.

Cross-examined. I followed the prisoner with Poole to the corner of Lincoln's-inn-fields. I was before Mr. Poole all the way. I lost sight of the prisoner, in Crown-street, for a moment. I followed him, because I wished to see where he was going to take it. I do not know what was in the sack.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Could you tell by appearances what was in the sack - A. Yes, I could tell it had hot fat in it; because, when a bag has hot fat in it,it slides off the back. The sack did so. We found the sack and apron in the wash-house belonging to the chandler's shop. I turned the sack inside out, and it was all greasy; there were lumps of fat as large as an egg remaining in it. It was the same kind of fat as I found in the privy; it was quite fresh and sweet, and evidently from a beast but newly killed. We only found one sack and one apron there, and the sack looked like the one I saw on the prisoner's back.

SAMUEL FURZEMAN . I am a constable. I assisted in taking the prisoner. We then went to Crown-street. Mr. Chettel has spoken correctly. The fat was found in the privy. I produce the sack and apron, which were found by the weights and scales in the wash-house,next to the privy.

ELIZA SCOTT. I keep the chandler's shop in Crown-street. Woodford,sen. hired the wash-house of me on the 30th of May. He kept a tripe-house next door. He must go through my passage, to get to the wash-house. I did not see the prisoner there. Some scales were in the wash-house. Robert Woodford, jun. borrowed a four pound and a two pound weight of me, at about a quarter or half past nine o'clock that evening. He returned them to me with a lamp, which he had taken out of the shop without my leave, within two or three minutes after he had borrowed them. After he had borrowed the weights, he went out of the door, and a man went out with him whom I did not know. I saw the fat after it was taken from the privy.

RICHARD HICKS . On the 4th of June, I delivered seven beasts to be slaughtered at Mr. Hinxman's. I saw the gut fat; there were about 16lbs. short. There were other fats also deficient in some of the beasts. Part of that found in the privy would have made them complete; it corresponded with the weight that was deficient.

Cross-examined. We can sometimes tell the fat of one beast from another by the colour; this corresponded also in colour.

JOHN HINXMAN. I do not know the sack nor apron; all butchers wear them. The prisoner had no authority to take anything from my slaughter-house that day, nor had he any business on the premises at that time of night.

Cross-examined. Nobody but my servants have access to the place. The fat corresponded with Mr. Hick's beast; and was worth above 2l.

MR. CHETTEL. It is the same sort of sack the prisoner was carrying. GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-171

1050. MARY ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , one watch, value 2l.; two seals, value 6s.; four rings, value 5s.; one handkerchief, value 1s., and one purse, value 6d., the goods of John Farley , from his person ; and THOMAS TURNER , and ELIZA his wife , were indicted for feloniously receiving the same well knowing them to have been stolen .

JOHN FARLEY . I am servant to a gentleman in Bridge-street, Blackfriars. On the 3d of June, about eleven o'clock at night, I was in Goswell-street , and met the prisoner, Anderson - She pulled me up a court. I was with her about five minutes - She left me, and I missed my watch. I saw her again about a week after at Hatton-garden.

THOMAS THOMPSON . I am a constable. I took Anderson in Crown-street, St.Luke's, on the 9th of June she denied the charge. I found nothing on her.

JOSEPH TEBBS . I am apprentice to Mr. Stephens, pawnbroker. On the 4th of June, the prisoner, Turner, pledged the watch with me for 24s.

FREDERICK EDWARDS . I am a pawnbroker. I took a gold seal in pledge from Eliza Turner , on the 5th of June, and on the 6th she pledged a handkerchief.

JOHN TWEEDY . I am an officer. On the 10th of June I apprehended Turner and his wife, and found twenty-seven duplicates on them, some of which related to the prosecutor's property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS TURNER 's Defence. My wife had Anderson's child to nurse, and she gave her the things to pledge to pay for it. NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-172

1051. DAVID DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , one ridicule, value 2s.; one 10l. and on 1l. bank note , the property of Thomas Bates .

MRS. SELINA MARIA BATES . I am the wife of Mr. Thomas Bates, and live at Hampton-wick. On the 25th of May,

as I was driving through Brompton , I saw a boy jump off the carriage, which was then going on-my ridicule laid on the seat of the carriage-it is an open carriage I-had seen it about two minutes before. He could got on the step behind the carriage, and have reached the ridicule without my observing it. It contained a 10l. and a 1l. bank note. I called my servant, who went after the prisoner, and brought him back with my ridicule.

ISABELLA LING . I am servant to Mr.Robson, of Brompton. I saw the prisoner jump up behind the carriage-he stopped two or three minutes. I saw Mrs. Bates was alarmed - I was close by the carriage. While she turned her head to speak to her servant, the prisoner put his hand in the carriage, and took out a black ridicule. I ran after him-Howe stopped him. I never lost sight of him. He dropped the ridicule before Howe got up to him. A boy picked it up and gave it Howe. Several boys came round. He threatened me very much.

EDWARD HOWE. I was driving my mistress out - She was speaking to me; I turned round, and saw the prisoner jump off the step - He ran with his arms folded. I kept looking at him for five minutes. My mistress missed her ridicule. I pursued him, but lost sight him - He laid down by another boy. I went back to the place, but could not find him. I at length caught sight of him with another boy - They both ran very fast-one of them dropped the ridicule; I took the prisoner. The last witness charged him with being the boy. He swore, and made use of very bad language, and attempted to get away.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The other boy dropped the ridicule.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-173

1052. ROBERT NICHOLSON was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , nine feet of lead pipe, value 3s., belonging to John Muglishton , and fixed to his dwelling-house .

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

JOHN GRAHAM . I live at No.57, Thornhaugh-street. On the 15th of May, about six o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner and two others coming along, and using bad words, at the end of the street. They were quarreling about the division of some money, and charging one with cheating the other of 3s. I watched them, and followed the prisoner to Fitzroy-street, I then collared the him, and found the lead under his great-coat, tied up in his apron. I went to Mr. Muglishton's house, at the corner of Tottenham-street , and found part of the lead stripped off. The lead found on the prisoner fits with the remainder.

JAMES GRIFFIN . I am an apothecary. I was in Mr. Muglishton's house every day. The lead was safe between eight and nine o'clock the night before.

ANTHONY COBLENZ . I was at work in the house, and saw the pipe safe at half-past six o'clock. Next morning I compared that found on the prisoner, and it fitted exactly.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr.Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-174

1053. MARY BURN was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , two yards of lace, value 5s. , the goods of James Wilson .

CAROLINE FISHER . I am servant to James Wilson , who is a haberdasher , and lives in St. John-street, Clerkenwell . On the 6th of June the prisoner came to the shop, and asked for a lace horse-shoe and a remnant of lace,which came to 2s. 10d. - she paid me for them. An officer, who was in the shop, charged her with taking a piece of lace - I saw him find it in her apron.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. I believe she had her apron in one hand and her money in the other. It was possible for a piece of lace to hang to her apron if she leaned on the counter.

JOHN TWEEDY . I am an officer. I was in the shop-the prisoner was looking at some lace in a basket. She stood with her apron against the counter-the piece of lace was between her and the basket. I saw her look both ways, then put her hand to it, and drew it under her apron; after which she rolled it up in her apron, and went as far as the door. I told her she had something which did not belong to her; she said she believed not. I found the lace in her apron.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you remember being before the magistrate yourself - A. No; I was sent for, and said I would go on Monday, but could not. It was about a charge that was taken last Easter. A man had been gambling - I searched him, put the money on the table, and the other officer took it up; I did not keep the money. I have paid it out of my own pocket, but I never had it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-175

1054. JAMES JACOBS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , one gown, value 10s.; one pair of stays, value 8s.; one bag, value 2s., and two caps, value 3s. 6d. , the goods of Sarah Susannah .

The only evidence against the prisoner were two boys, the one aged eleven and the other nine years, neither of whom, on being examined by the Court, appeared to understand the nature of an oath, and, consequently, were not sworn.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-176

1055. WILLIAM EDWARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of May , one handkerchief, value 3s. , the goods of Howard Lewis .

SARAH LEWIS . I am the wife of Howard Lewis, who is a salesman , and lives in Cable-street, East Smithfield . On the 23d of May, the prisoner came to the shop, and offered a duplicate for sale. My husband told him to stop while he fetched the article; he pulled the handkerchief down, and ran out with it; I ran out, but he got out of my sight. In about half an hour he returned and asked for the money for the duplicate. I gave him in charge.

Prisoner's Defence. I said I was going up the street and would return.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-177

1056. WILLIAM DEACON and ELIZA BROWN were indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , one pair of breeches, value 8s. , the goods of John Walton .

JOHN BOURNE . I am servant to John Walton , who is a pawnbroker , and lives in Alford-place, Goswell-street - road . On the 2d of May the pair of breeches hung outside the door. I missed them between eleven and twelve o'clock, and found them at the office about a week after.

REBECCA AUSTIN . I live two doors from the prosecutor's. On the 2d of May I saw the prisoner, Deacon, take the breeches, and run away with them. I sent a man after him, but he could not overtake him. I am sure he is the man.

THOMAS PEWTNER . I am servant to Mr. Summers, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Monmouth-street. On the 2d of May, about one o'clock, the prisoner, Brown, pledged the breeches with me.

JOSEPH CADBY . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner, Deacon; I told him what I took him for. As we were taking him to the watch-house he put his hand to his mouth; he afterwards spit three duplicates out, one of which related to the property.

WILLIAM VAULINT . I am an officer. I was with Cadby - He has spoken correctly. I found other duplicates in his hand.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DEACON'S Defence. I am sorry for it. I gave them to the woman to pledge.

DEACON - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

BROWN- NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-178

1057. SARAH BURY was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , one pair of boots, value 28s. , the goods of John Huntly .

JOHN TWELVES . I am servant to John Huntly , who is a boot-maker , and lives in Middle-row, Broad-street , St. Giles's. On the 2d of June, about half-past nine o'clock at night, the prisoner came into the shop, and ran out with a pair of boots - I followed her, and took them from her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined Two Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-179

1058. JOHN BAMFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , six spoons, value 30s. , the goods of John Bladen Taylor .

SAMUEL LIMEBEER . I am butler to Mr. John Bladen Taylor. On the 11th of May, I saw the prisoner go out of the pantry, I followed him, and took him with the six tea-spoons, which I saw safe in the plate cupboard three minutes before. He had no business in the house. He had no shoes on.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Confined One Year , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr.Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-180

1059. ELIZA WRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , one ten-caddy, value 1l. , the goods of Peter Wilson .

PETER WILSON . I am a cabinet-maker , and live in Castle-street, Long-acre ; the prisoner lived next door. On the 9th of June, about a quarter before six o'clock in the morning, I saw her lift my back window up, and take out the caddy. I found she had got into my house by a private door. At eight o'clock I took her. I have never found the caddy. She pretended to be just getting up when I took her.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

MARY WILLIAMS . I live in the same house with the prisoner, On the 9th of June I got up at five O'clock, and sat working on the stairs, she slept above me, and could not come down without my knowing it. She never came down until half-past seven o'clock - I positively swear it.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18180617-181

1060. JOSEPH SPENCER , STEPHEN GROOMBRIDGE and JAMES M'ADAMS were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June , 100lbs of lead, belonging to the Worshipful the Governor of St. Margaret's Hospital, Westminster , founded by King Charles the First, and fixed to a dwelling-house of theirs .

SECOND COUNT, the same as the first, only stating it to be fixed to a building, instead of a dwelling-house.

MR. ROBERT BLEMELL POLLARD . I am master of St. Margret's Hospital, Westminster,it is a corporate body; some of the lead was cut form the cistern of the house in Duke-street , which belongs to the Company; I had seen it safe the week before-it appeared fresh cut. It is an empty house.

SAMUEL SALMON . I am a brush-maker, and live opposite the house, No. - 4, Duke-street, Adelphi. On the 14th of June I got up about eight o'clock in the morning, and saw the prisoner M'Adams, in the two-pairs front room. I got the key, unlocked the padlock, and found the inside door fastened. I found the three prisoners in the two-pair back room. I sent for an officer, and gave them in charge. I found about 25lbs. of lead cut from the gutters; the sink had been cut away, and put up ready to be taken off - They said they came there for a night's lodging.

Cross-examined. Two of them had large knives.

JOHN NEWMAN . I took the prisoners into custody; I found some keys on M'Adams. I found a saw and a chisel in the kitchen, and some lead ready to be taken away. The cistera was cut a little. I found 124lbs. of lead there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SPENCER'S Defence. We went there to sleep.

GROOMBRIDGE's Defence. I know nothing of it. We got down the area, found the window open, and went there to sleep.

SPENCER - GUILTY . Aged 16.

GROOMBRIDGE - GUILTY . Aged 20

M'ADAMS - GUILTY . Aged 16

Tranported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant

Reference Number: t18180617-182

1061. ANDREW NEWMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , one pair of scales and stand, value 10s., and seven weights, value 20s. , the goods of William Henry Bengard .

WILLIAM HENRY BENGARD . I am a haberdasher . On the 28th of May, in the evening, I lost the scales and weights. I found the stand at a coalshed in a court in Rosemary-lane, the Tuesday following.

MOSES FORTUNE . I am an officer. I found the stand under the head of a bed at the prisoner's. The prisoner said he lodged there. There was another bed in the room.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.


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