Old Bailey Proceedings, 7th July 1819.
Reference Number: 18190707
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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, 7th of JULY, 1819, and following Days;

Being the Sixth Session in the Mayoralty of THE RIGHT HON. JOHN ATKINS , LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

Taken in Short-Hand by H. BUCKLER, Basinghall Street, (BY 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.

1819.

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 JOHN ATKINS , Esq. LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Sir George Sowley Holroyd , Knt. one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir James Burrough , Knt., one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir William Leighton , Knt.; Sir Charles Flower , Bart.; George Scholey , Esq., and Joshua Jonathan Smith , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir John Silvester , Bart., D.C.L. Recorder of the said City; Sir Matthew Bloxam , Knt.; William Heygate , Esq., and Richard Rothwell , 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 the Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury,

Joseph Marshall ,

William Thomas ,

William Walker ,

William Desney ,

Charles Percy ,

William Durrant ,

William Smith ,

Thomas Lane ,

Edward Dunn ,

Charles Wood ,

William Gardiner ,

Thomas Richardson .

First Middlesex Jury.

James Tyndal ,

William Henshall ,

John Scott ,

Robert Sanders ,

Joseph Bennett ,

Joseph Wills .

Thomas Dawson ,

John Herbert ,

John Elsmore ,

William Iley ,

George Roberts ,

John Rayne .

Second Middlesex Jury.

John Willmott ,

James Newman ,

John Thacker ,

George Freeman ,

George Smith ,

John Petinger ,

Thomas Butcher ,

Charles White ,

Samuel Wallige ,

Silvester Sapsford ,

Isaac Smith , Jun.

John Colliffe .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, JULY 7, 1819.

ATKINS, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION.

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906. WILLIAM CROUCH was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , 6 lbs. of candles, value 1 l. , the goods of Robert Goddard and Edward Goddard .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY. Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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907. JOHN BUTLER was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , at St. James, Westminster , one silver plate, value 4 l., the property of the Right Honourable Robert Stewart , commonly called Viscount Castlereagh , in his dwelling-house .

THOMAS M'DONALD. I am assistant in the pantry of Robert Stewart Lord Viscount Castlereagh. On the 15th of June, about half-past three o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner come out of the pantry, I caught him by the arm, asked him what he was doing there, and who he wanted to see? he said he had seen the gentleman inside the pantry. I asked him again, and he made the same answer. The under-butler called me, I let the prisoner go and went to him; on coming out again I missed a silver soup-plate off the pantry table, which I had put there just before. The prisoner was gone, I went in pursuit, and a person gave me information. I saw the prisoner go into Cleveland-yard, I followed as quick as I could, and on entering the yard Revell gave me information, and I found the prisoner behind the cistern in the yard - I collared him, and found the plate lying on his toes, on the pavement. He fell on his knees, begged pardon, asked me to beat him well, and said he would never do so again. I took him back, and gave him in charge of his Lordship's steward, who gave the prisoner and plate to Green.

WILLIAM REVELL . I am coachman to Sir Watkin William Wynne. About a quarter before five o'clock I saw the prisoner running down Cleveland-yard, with the plate under his coat; I saw him take it out from under his coat, and go behind a cistern in the yard - M'Donald came up, I pointed him out, and he collared him. The prisoner pulled off his coat, fell on his knees, and begged he would give him a good flogging, and let him go, saying it was the first time.

EDWARD GREEN . I am an officer of Queen-square. On the 15th of June M'Donald fetched me. I received the plate from the butler in the prisoner's presence - he fell on his knees, and begged of the butler to forgive him. His Lordship's house is in the parish of St. James, Westminster, in the liberty of the Dean and Chapter. The plate weighs twenty ounces and a half, and is worth about 5 l.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 19.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

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908. JAMES ROBERTS was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Elizabeth Allcock and Catherine Henderson , about two o'clock in the night of the 12th of May , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein one handkerchief, value 2 s., the property of the said Catherine Henderson ; and one 20 l., two 10 l., and two 5 l. bank notes , the property of the said Elizabeth Allcock .

CATHERINE HENDERSON . I am in partnership with Elizabeth Allcock - we are milliners , and live in Dover-street, Piccadilly . On the 12th of May, between one and two o'clock in the morning, a fire broke out in the street; a short time after the alarm, I left the house, and was taken over to Mr. Bates's hotel - I left my pocket-book, containing these notes, in a drawer in my bed-room; a white handkerchief was left in another drawer. I returned about five o'clock, missed some guineas and some sovereigns, and these notes out of the pocket-book. On the Saturday following, Smithers brought me a handkerchief, which was in the drawer that night.

Prisoner. Q. Was any person in the house before the soldiers were ordered in - A. No person had been in when I left, except the female servant of a neighbouring house, who came in to save herself; the door was shut after us.

ELIZABETH ALLCOCK . On the night of the fire I slept in the room with Mrs. Henderson - I had a pocket-book in a drawer in the room with 75 l. in it - the drawer was not locked. We returned to the house at five o'clock, and picked 25 l. off the floor in front of the drawers. The pocket-book was brought to me at Bates's hotel, empty.

ELIZA ANN CHURCH . I am a servant in the house. I found the pocket-book in the drawer about an hour after the alarm, it was then empty. I had returned to the house to fetch it. I found a great many soldiers and other persons

in the house - I remember seeing two soldiers in the bed-room, taking the furniture out. I saw none but soldiers in the bed-room. The fire did not burn the house.

WILLIAM MURRAY . I am a sergeant of the third regiment of Guards. On the morning of the 13th of May I went with a detachment to the fire, the prisoner was one of them, he was a private soldier. I placed the men in a semicircle round the fire - about eight men were ordered into the house; I do not know whether he was one or not. About half-past four o'clock we left the fire - all the men, except one named Oliver, were present, and he joined us directly we got back - there were sixty-two in all. About an hour and a half after, the roll was called over; four or five men were absent, the prisoner was one of them. I did not see him again until he was in custody at Bow-street on the Wednesday following.

WILLIAM FOX. I am a sergeant in the Coldstream Guards, On the Friday after the fire I was on guard at the Mint - I went to a public-house near the Mint, and found the prisoner there, with several other soldiers of the same regiment; I took them all into custody, and sent two of them to the main-guard.

RICHARD SEABREY . I am a sergeant in the Coldstream Guards. On Friday evening, about a quarter before ten o'clock, I met the prisoner at a public-house near the Mint - I sent for Fox, and we secured him with four others. As soon as we got out of the house the other four ran away; we took the prisoner to the main guard at the Tower. He was very resolute, used bad language, and resisted being searched - he threatened to knock any one down who offered to touch him. We searched him by force, and found 9 s. 2 d. in his trowsers pocket, and five 1 l. notes between his gaiters and his legs, buttoned up; a white pocket handkerchief fell out of his trowsers. He would not satisfy the officer how he came by them - he said a gentleman in Dover-street gave him some money to drink for assisting at the fire, and that he had 60 l. more, which he offered to lend the Captain. The officer asked him how he came by it? he said that was nothing to him. He said the patrols had taken a piece of gold out of his pocket, which a gentleman in Dover-street gave him - the officer asked the gentleman's name? he said it was Ferguson.

WILLIAM WHITAKER . I am a sergeant in the third regiment of Foot Guards. I went with the soldiers to the fire - the prisoner was among them.

ELIZABETH POPE . I keep an eating-house in Butcher-row, Tower-hill; about a day or two after the fire in Dover-street, three soldiers and three women came into the shop, the prisoner was one of them; my daughter brought me down a 1 l. note to pay for their dinner. I took it up to them, and asked them if they had silver. The prisoner stood up and produced a 5 l. and a 10 l. note. I still refused giving change for a large note, and asked him if he had got another 1 l. note instead of that he first sent down, as I scrupled about its being good - he gave me another 1 l. note; I gave him the change, and returned the first note to him.

ROBERT FISH . I live at the Crown and Punch Bowl, East Smithfield. On the Friday evening after the fire in Dover-street the prisoner and four other soldiers were drinking at my house.

RICHARD RAE. I am a private in the Coldstream Guards. On the Friday after the fire I saw the prisoner with five other soldiers and two women, at the Marquis of Granby, public-house - I drank with them. The prisoner pulled a quantity of silver out of his pocket several times - there was as much as would fill a pint pot. He said several times that he had made a haul of 50 l. at the fire in Dover-street, and a piece of gold which he had been offered 25 l. for. He was in liquor.

MRS. HENDERSON. The handkerchief is mine. The drawer that it was in was moved out into the street, but the drawer which contained the pocket-book was not moved.

Prisoner's Defence. A party of us were ordered into the house. I found the handkerchief in the street, but as to the money I am innocent of it.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

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909. JOHN TURNER was indicted for feloniously assaulting Edward Houlditch , on the King's highway, on the 16th of June , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, one watch, value 20 s., and one key, value 6 d. , his property.

EDWARD HOULDITCH . I live in Caroline-street, Bedford-square. On the 16th of June, about nine o'clock in the evening, I was going up Drury-lane , and met the prisoner and another just above Wych-street ; the prisoner pushed his hand against my breast, and immediately snatched the watch out of my fob, and ran away; I gave the alarm, and pursued him with the patrols, who took him in seven or eight minutes - I lost sight of him but am sure he is the man. He was searched at the watch-house but nothing found on him. I insisted on his being stripped, and as his breeches were being taken off, I heard something fall - my watch was picked up close at his feet. He used no violence to me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN CARRICK. I am a tailor. I was in Drury-lane, and saw the prisoner and another man coming from towards the Strand. I saw the prisoner push the prosecutor in the breast, snatch his watch from him, and run away. I pursued him towards the Strand, and never lost sight of him till the patrols took him. I saw the watch fall at his feet in the watch-house.

JOHN MATTHEWS . I am a patrol. I heard the cry, and secured the prisoner, who was running very fast - I took him to the watch-house. As he was being stripped, I saw him fumbling in his breeches, and put something on the seat behind him; Williams picked it up - it was the watch.

THOMAS WILLIAMS . I was at the watch-house. I saw the prisoner take something from his pocket - the watch was produced.

JOHN WILLIAMS . I was constable of the night. I stripped the prisoner. The watch was found in the way described.

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

GUILTY. Aged 35.

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

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

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910. WILLIAM HENRY BIRD was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of June , at St. George, Hanover-square , one tea-pot, value 10 l., the property of George Haldimand , in his dwelling-house .

HENRY WADE . I am servant to George Haldimand, Esq. who keeps a house in the parish of St. George, Hanover-square. On the 30th of June, about twelve o'clock, a summons came for my master to attend at Westminster. I had the silver tea-pot in my hand, which I put down on the table near the pantry door, and went up stairs to my master - I was not gone above two minutes, and when I returned it was gone - the passage door was open, I do not know whether I had left it open. I instantly went into the area, and saw the prisoner going up the steps, I seized him before he got out of the area, and took the tea-pot from under his jacket - I called for assistance, and secured him. It is worth 10 l. He was searched, but no money found on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress, and out of employ.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 28.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

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911. WILLIAM FRANKLIN and SAMUEL STANTON were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Cornwell , about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 22d of June , (he and other persons being therein), and stealing one watch, value 8 s. , his property.

JOHN CORNWELL . I live in Green-street, Globe-fields, Bethnal-green . On the 22d of June, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, I and my wife were up stairs; I heard a noise, went down, found the window pushed up, and missed my watch off a nail over the mantle-piece. I went out, ran with Parsley, and secured the prisoners together, about fourteen houses from mine. About twenty minutes after, Kelly brought me my watch, which he found on the very spot where I took Stanton - Franklin was about two yards from him.

Cross-examined by MR. BROADRICK. The window was safe two hours before.

JOSEPH PARSLEY . I live nearly opposite the prosecutor's. I saw the prisoners and two others together - I suspected, and watched them; the other two went a little way on, passed me, and stood nearly opposite my house. I looked at them a short time, then looked towards Cornwell's house. I saw Franklin coming out of his window into the street - Stanton's face was towards the window, and appeared to be watching him out; they went away together into Green-place. I went over to Cornwell, went with him, and secured the prisoners.

THOMAS KELLY . I am servant at the Crown, public-house, Mile End. I was in Green's-place, and saw the watch lying in the road. I showed the witnesses where I found it; Cornwell claimed it.

REBECCA CORNWELL . I am the prosecutor's wife. I shut the window about ten o'clock.

REBECCA HARRIS . I was at the prosecutor's; I let his father in about half-past three o'clock, but did not see whether the window was open or not.

Cross-examined. The door fastens with a spring-catch. I might have left it ajar.

FRANKLIN - GUILTY. Aged 17.

STANTON - GUILTY. Aged 17.

Of stealing, but not of breaking and entering .

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

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912. ELIZABETH CARTER was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of May , two watches, value 3 l.; two pair of sheets, value 30 s.; seven yards of cotton, value 10 s.; one table-cloth, value 10 s.; one shawl, value 6 s.; one pillow-case, value 1 s.; one pair of stockings, value 3 s.; two towels, value 1 s., and one tea-spoon, value 18 d., the property of Eleanor Skee , in her dwelling-house .

ELEANOR SKEE . I live in Bushel's-rents, St George's in the East . On the 4th of May, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner and a man came to my house - they lodged there three weeks, and passed as man and wife; the prisoner went away in my absence and took her box. After she was gone I missed these things - I found a duplicate of them in her room afterwards.

AMBROSE BRADLEY . I am a pawnbroker. I have three sheets pledged with me, but I do not know who by.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

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913. HANNAH TORRELL was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of March , in the dwelling-house of Ann Riley , two handkerchiefs, value 6 s.; 1 l. 16 s., in monies numbered, and two 1 l. bank notes , her property.

ANN RILEY . I live in George-street, Bloomsbury ; the prisoner lodged in my third-floor for ten months. On the 26th of March, about two o'clock in the afternoon, I went out, leaving her in care of the house; I returned in about half an hour, she was gone, and I missed the money, which was tied up in a handkerchief - she had seen me put the money there. I did not see her again till she was apprehended.

JAMES JORDAN . I am a constable. On the 2d of June I apprehended the prisoner in George-street; the prosecutor's sister gave her in charge. She said she went to Deptford, and was robbed of all the money.

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY. Aged 48.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

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914. SARAH RING was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , at St. John, Hampstead , in the dwelling-house of William Stern , four tea-spoons, value 2 s.; one cup, value 3 d.; one saucer, value 3 d.; one pair of clogs, value 1 s., and one 10 l. bank note , his property.

WILLIAM STERN . I am a publican , and live at Hampstead ; the prisoner was about a month in my service. I came to town about the latter end of May, and left a 10 l. bank note in my bureau, which I should know again. I returned about seven o'clock in the evening, and in consequence of information went to my bureau, missed the

10 l. note, and the other articles stated in the indictment. The prisoner remained at my house, and I had her apprehended next day.

JOHN EDMUND WILSON . On Saturday, the 29th of May, I apprehended the prisoner, informed her she was charged with felony, and I must search her. I ordered her to take off her apron, which she did; I then told her to take off her gown, and out dropped a lace frill. I told her to take off her shoes and stockings, she was a long time about it, and said it was tied in a knot, I told her to break it; she asked me to give her a knife off the sideboard to cut it. I turned round, but kept my eye upon her, and saw her put something into her mouth, I seized her by the throat, threw her on the floor, and in about five minutes I pulled a 10 l. note out of her mouth. I found two silver and two plated spoons in her bed-room, also a china cup and saucer, and a pair of clogs in her box. She begged me to say nothing about it.

WILLIAM STERN re-examined. The note is mine; it has the name of the gentleman I took it of on it. The other things are also mine.

GUILTY . - DEATH Aged 45.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

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915. WILLIAM BAKER and JAMES MAY were indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , one mare, price 10 l. , the property of George Wells .

GEORGE WELLS . I live at East Bedfont , which is thirteen miles from town. On the 4th of June, about eleven o'clock at night, I turned my mare out on the green; next morning, about four o'clock, she was gone. I saw her about noon at Longford, in an orchard.

WILLIAM WEIGHTMAN . I saw the mare at Longford, in the road; Baker was riding her, and the other prisoner was walking by the side - she had a halter on. Baker turned her out in the road, and both left her without taking the halter off. I had said nothing to them - it was about half-past three o'clock in the afternoon.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Was it not the day after the fair - A. Yes.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-11

916. GEORGE DUDLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of June , one watch, value 5 l.; two seals, value 20 s. and one key, value 5 s., the property of Charles Cadman , from his person .

CHARLES CADMAN . I am clerk to Mr. Marks, who is a soap-boiler , and lives in York-street, Westminster. On the 20th of June, I was in Catherine-street, Strand, opposite Bedford-court ; the prisoner and two or three others came up. The prisoner snatched my watch from my pocket and ran up Bedford-court; I followed and overtook him - he could not get away, but turned round, and struck at me; he missed his blow, and I collared him. While I held him a woman came out of one of the houses in the court, and took hold of my coat behind; I heard something fall like a watch, and glass break - the woman picked it up and took it away; I have never recovered the watch - I am sure the prisoner took it. He got away, leaving the flaps of his coat in my hand. I pursued and overtook him again - the watchman stopped him.

Prisoner's Defence. A gentleman pushed me against the wall - I am innocent.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

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917. JOHN LEAVER and WILLIAM WILLIS were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Davis , about eleven o'clock in the night of the 22d of May , at St. Ann, Blackfriars , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, two coats, value 20 s.; two waistcoats, value 7 s.; two pair of breeches, value 10 s.; one apron, value 6 d.; one yard of calico, value 6 d., and the sum of 2 l. 15 s. in monies numbered , his property.

WILLIAM DAVIS . I live at No. 1, Stonecutters'-alley , in the parish of St. Ann, Blackfriars. I have the lower part of the house, which is a separate apartment by itself, the upper part belongs to No. 2. My door only leads to my apartment. On the 22d of May, about nine o'clock in the evening, I went out, left nobody in the house, and double-locked the door; I returned about twenty minutes before twelve, and found the place broken open - the lock was picked. I lost the articles stated in the indictment, and 2 l. 15 s. in silver. I had left them all in the house when I went out. There was a picklock key left behind, with some pieces of candle and matches - they had all been lit. My own candle had been moved from where I had left it, lit, and put out again.

JANE LLOYD . I live at No. 9, Plumtree-court, my husband is a flute-key maker. On Sunday, the 23d of May the prisoner, Leaver, left a bundle with me, he told me that he dealt in harness, and left the bundle with me to take care of - he lodged with me. I had observed several men going up and down to him, which I complained of to him. On the 27th of May the officer fetched the bundle.

RICHARD REEVE . I am an officer. On Thursday, the 27th of May, I went with John Grossmith to Mrs. Lloyd's, and asked her for a bundle which was left there on Sunday the 23d. I told her who I was, she delivered it to me, and said she received it on Sunday, from Leaver. It contained a coat, two waistcoats, and two pair of breeches.

JOHN GROSSSMITH . On Monday morning, the 24th of May, I was standing near the turnpike-gate, Great Dover-road, Newington, and saw the prisoners together; Willis was carrying a bag and Leaver a bundle; I went after them; they refused to tell me what it was. I took hold of a bag in Willis's hand, he said it was harness, and he was going to Walworth for a saddle - it did contain harness. On examining the bundle which Leaver had in his hand, I found a blue coat, an apron and a piece of calico; he seemed very much confused, and not giving me a satisfactory answer I collared both, and took them to Union Hall. On Wednesday I apprehended a person named Bolt, who has been discharged. The same day I went to Plumtree-court and got the bundle, went to the prosecutor's house, and he claimed the property - he gave me the pieces of candle and matches which were left in the room.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

LEAVER'S Defence. They were brought to me to take care of.

WILLIS'S Defence. Leaver asked me to carry the sack.

LEAVER - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 26.

WILLIS - NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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918. JOHN LEAVER and WILLIAM WILLIS were again indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , five brass rings, value 2 s.; four buckles, value 6 d.; two horse-cloths, value 4 s., and three territs, value 1 s. 6 d. , the goods of Robert Gray the elder , and Robert Gray the younger .

ROBERT GRAY JUN. I am in partnership with Robert Gray ; we keep the Bolt in Tun , Fleet-street. On the 25th of May, Grossmith came and enquired if I had lost any harness. I went to Union Hall and found the articles stated in the indictment, which I had lost - there were two horse-cloths and several brass ornaments.

JOHN GROSSMITH . I apprehended the prisoners on the 24th of May, and found two horse-cloths and six ornaments on Willis in a bag. Leaver had the buckles and other things in his hand.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

LEAVER'S Defence. They were left with me by a man.

WILLIS - GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

LEAVER - GUILTY . Aged 26.

(See former Sentence.)

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-14

919. JOHN SHARP was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , sixteen pair of boots, value 5 l. 3 s.; fifteen pair of shoes, value 2 l. 16 s.; four pair of shoe upper-leathers, value 14 s., three pair of boot upper-leathers, value 13 s. 6 d., the property of Richard Willis , in his dwelling-house .

RICHARD WILLIS . I am a boot and shoemaker , and live in Cheapside ; the prisoner had lived with me about twelve months as a ladies' shoe clicker . For several months past I have missed sundry articles; I suspected him, and on the 29th of May, I got an officer from Guildhall, and went to the prisoner. We asked him if he objected to have his lodgings searched? he said No. I went to the office, requesting the prisoner to remain in the shop with my young man till I returned. When we arrived I found him and the young man at the door. On entering the room we found his wife in great agitation at our appearance. The officer proceeded to examine the room, and found the articles stated in the indictment, and several other articles which were mine. He begged I would have mercy on him, as he said it was his first offence,

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. He was allowed to take shoes home to bind - A. Yes, but he was told that day to bring home all his work, and he did so, and said it was all he had got. I never sold him goods.

JOHN WAITE . I am a clicker at the prosecutor's; I have been so thirteen or fourteen years. On the 29th of May Mr. Willis brought an officer to the shop, who gave the prisoner into my charge until they had returned from searching his lodgings. A few minutes after they went out he went to the door and ran off; I followed and overtook him. I asked him what he was running away for? he said Mr. Willis had accused him of robbing him. I told him he knew his own conscience best, and if he knew he was innocent, why not stick to his post, and never mind his lodgings being searched; he appeared much agitated, and said his wife would be frightened into fits. I accompanied him home; we found Mr. Willis and the officer at the door. Mr. Willis asked him why he did not stay at the shop? he said because they were gone to search his lodgings. We all went up into his lodgings, where we found his wife and two children; the officer found several yards of galoon tucked in her apron. She was asked for the boots and shoes which her husband had brought home at dinner-time; she went to one corner of the room, and pulled out several pair of boots and shoes. She officer searched the room, and found the articles stated in the indictment.

JOHN FOX. I am an officer. I went and searched the prisoner's lodgings and found some galoon concealed under his wife's apron; I also found the articles stated in the indictment, with a quantity of satin and silk for ladies' shoes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 26.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-15

920. GEORGE FOSSEY and WILLIAM BALL OXENHAM were indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , four bags, value 4 s., and 540 lbs. of nails, value 8 l. , the goods of Ellen Vardon , widow , and William Vardon .

SECOND COUNT, stating them to be the property of Henry Vardon , John Vardon , Hugh James Vardon , Charles Vardon , Emma Martha Vardon , Ellen Vardon the younger , Emily Vardon , the said Ellen Vardon , widow, and William Vardon .

JOHN JONES . I am a carman in the employ of Reeves and Co., who are carters. On the 15th of May I was employed to carry goods from the prosecutors' warehouse in Leadenhall-market; I took my cart there about a quarter before seven o'clock in the morning, and saw both the prisoners at the warehouse, they delivered four bags of nails to me to carry to Rotten-row, Old-street, to an old iron shop. I delivered them there.

Q. Did either of the prisoners accompany you - A. Oxenham accompanied me as far as Old-street; after I had delivered the nails I returned to him, and he paid me 4 s. 6 d. for the cartage.

Q. Had you been employed by the prosecutors on other occasions - A. Yes; we used to enter the work, and were not paid by the job. My master used to collect the money. In consequence of this circumstance I mentioned it to the prosecutors' servant.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. How long have you lived with Reeves and Co. - A. Above six years. I told the prosecutors of it about a week after.

MR. WILLIAM VARDON . I am an ironmonger, and live in Gracechurch-street, we have a warehouse in Leadenhall-market. Oxenham was warehouseman, and Fossey was the porter - they had no authority to deliver goods without an order from the house, either verbal or written - they had no orders to deliver four bags of nails on the

15th of May, at seven o'clock in the morning, it was before the hours of business. Reeves and Co. were our carters, we had not employed them that morning - we pay them at the end of the quarter. I am executor to my father, and my mother is executrix.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you missed property - A. We missed several articles. The prisoners remained in our employ for a month after the robbery; we set a watch on them, but could discover nothing amiss. Oxenham had the key of the warehouse.

FOSSEY - GUILTY . Aged 30.

OXENHAM - GUILTY . Aged 41.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-16

921. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , 20 lbs. of beef, value 19 s. 6 d. , the property of Joseph Spragg .

WILLIAM JOHN BARRETT . I am servant to Joseph Spragg , who is a butcher , and lives in Oxendon-street. I stopped at the corner of Bell-yard, Fleet-street , with a cart, and delivered a sheep and lamb; I returned to the cart, missed a rump of beef, and secured the prisoner with it on his shoulder. I gave him charge.

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

GUILTY . Aged 34.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-17

922. WILLIAM SMITH was again indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , 37 lbs. of veal, value 6 s. 3 d. , the property of William Cobner .

SARAH COBNER. My husband is a butchers' carrier , and lives at St. Clement's. The meat was in a cart, which stood at the corner of Fetter-lane .

THOMAS NIBLET . On the 29th of May I saw the prisoner jump into the prosecutor's cart, take out a hindquarter of veal, and run off with it. I afterwards heard it was stolen, and gave information.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-18

923. JOHN TAYLOR , JAMES MASON , and THOMAS STITCHBOURNE were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 30 lbs. of lead, value 5 s., the property of Samuel Favell , Richard Mead , David Cock , William Namur , James Norton , John Hammond , and William Montague , and fixed to a certain building of their's, and one fixture, viz. one copper, value 15 s., belonging to them, and fixed to the said building .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to belong to Samuel Robinson .

THIRD COUNT, the same, only stating them to belong to Ann Loyd and Catherine Blackstock .

THOMAS ABBEY . I am a carpenter. On the 21st of June, about a quarter before six o'clock in the morning, I was going to work, and saw the three prisoners with a bag, in Well-street, Hackney; from the bulk of it I suspected them - Taylor and Mason were lifting the bag on Stitchbourne's shoulder. I followed them about a hundred yards, they then parted; Stitchbourne went to the right-hand with the copper. I met a neighbour, we followed him, and found he had put his load down to rest - he said his father had sent him with the copper. I got a constable, and gave him in charge. We went and took the other prisoners about a quarter of a mile off. I am sure they are the boys.

JOHN FLETCHER . I followed the prisoners, and found the copper and lead in the bag, which Stitchbourne had; he said he brought it from Hommerton, but did not know the name of the street - he could give no account of it. I saw the two other prisoners coming through another way to meet Stitchbourne - they were secured. We took them to a public-house - Taylor had no shoes on; when they parted he took a pair of shoes from Stitchbourne.

THOMAS GOODWIN . I am a constable. I was fetched, and took Stitchbourne in charge. I took the other two, who were waiting in the street. In the way to the watch-house, Taylor and Mason said the bag belonged to them all. On searching Stitchbourne, I found a piece of a sink in his pocket. He pulled his shoes off, and gave them to Taylor, as he said they were his, but he had borrowed them. I took Stitchbourne to the premises, and asked him how they got in? he showed me, and said they went in at eleven o'clock, and meant to have had two coppers. I fitted the lead to the place.

SAMUEL ROBINSON , ESQ. I belong to the building, which are alms-houses. My interest is assigned to the persons named in the indictment. Ann Lloyd lives in them. The copper was fixed.

TAYLOR'S Defence. Stitchbourne asked me to give him a lift.

MASON'S Defence. I lifted it on his shoulder.

STITCHBOURNE'S Defence. I know nothing of the other two.

TAYLOR - GUILTY . Aged 15.

MASON - GUILTY . Aged 14.

STITCHBOURNE - GUILTY . Aged 12.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-19

924. JOHN WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , one handkerchief, value 5 s., the property of Marshall Robinson , Esq. , from his person .

MARSHALL ROBINSON, ESQ. On the 17th of June, about one o'clock in the day, I was walking in Bedford-square , felt something pull my coat behind, turned round, and charged the prisoner with picking my pocket - he had his hand behind his back - I took hold of him, and he instantly gave me my handkerchief, said he was very sorry, but he did it from distress, and if I would let him go he would never do so again; two others were with him, who went off. I took him to Marlborough-street.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Two men were following the gentleman, one of them threw the handkerchief over his shoulder, and I picked it up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-20

925. WILLIAM JARRARD and JOHN HUTCHINSON were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Charles Alvey , about two o'clock in the night of the 27th of June , with intent to steal .

WILLIAM CHARLES ALVEY . I live in Oxford-street . On the 27th of June, about eleven o'clock at night, I was disturbed by a noise in the adjoining house, which is empty; I heard it repeatedly in the course of the night, but did not get up, and at a quarter after two o'clock in the morning, I heard it again and got up; it appeared like the breaking of a wall. I went down to the parlour, and listened till I heard mortar fall. Shortly after that, I heard the pressure of a man against the wall I opened the private door, which is in Hanway-street, and placed the watchman in front of the house. I then went up, got a light, came down to the parlour, and found a hole in the wall, large enough for a man's body to get through - the arm of a man was quite through it, he appeared to be getting out of the hole. I spoke, and the noise alarmed him; I immediately ran round to the side-door, and alarmed the watchman. I went up stairs to put my coat on, came down in about two minutes, and found the prisoners in his custody. I went into the adjoining house, and found a coat, a hat, a crow-bar, and a turn-screw.

Q. Was it light enough for you to discern the features of a man - A. Yes.

JAMES PARSON . I am a watchman. Just after I had called half-past two, my fellow-watchman alarmed me; I went round to the front of the house, and put my back against the shutters. It was just day-break - if a man had been near, I could have discerned his features.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-21

926. SARAH LYON and ESTHER LEVY were indicted for stealing on the 8th of June , at St. Mathew, Bethnal-green , eleven handkerchiefs, value 13 s., the property of Joseph Thomas Martin , privately in his shop .

ELIZABETH MARTIN . I am the daughter of Joseph Thomas Martin , who keeps a linen-draper's shop in Green-street, Globe-fields , in the parish of Bethnal-green. On the 8th of June, about twelve o'clock, the prisoners came into the shop; Lyon bought a pair of stockings, which came to 1 s. 4 d.; Levy looked at the things but bought nothing - they were together in the shop for about a quarter of an hour; the handkerchiefs were on the counter near to where they stood; when they had bought the stockings they went out. In a few minutes I missed a handkerchief, went into the street, and saw Mrs. Barrett; I went next door to Mr. Whiley's, and he and Barret went after them - I staid in the shop. In a short time they brought them back; Lyon had the eleven handkerchiefs in her lap; she said,

"There is all I have got of your's." Levy said,

"I hope you will not prosecute, for I dare say you have got a family of your own." I said if I had I should think it would do them good to have you taken up. The handkerchiefs were the same that were on the counter - I had taken them down to show to the prisoners; they are worth 13 s. 8 d. cost price. I did not miss them while they were in the shop.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MARY BARRETT . I saw Martin at her door. Some distance before I got to the shop I saw the two prisoners; Levy said to the other

"If the cove had turned her back we might have had half the shop." When I came to Martin's door, she asked me if I had seen two girls? I told her. Whiley and I went after them, and overtook them; I pointed them out, and he secured and took them back to the shop. I saw some handkerchiefs found in Lyon's apron in the shop.

JAMES WHILEY . In consequence of information I went in pursuit, and overtook the prisoners about a quarter of a mile off. I told them to come back with me as some property had been taken from the shop. Lyon said what she had got she had bought - I took them both back; several handkerchiefs and a pair of stockings were found in Lyon's apron; Martin claimed them - they both begged for mercy.

LYON - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 15.

LEVY - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 14.

Recommended to Mercy .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18190707-22

927. CHARLES EMERY was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of August, 1818 , six silver table-spoons, value 4 l., the property of Stephen Luke , Esq. , in his dwelling-house .

STEPHEN LUKE , ESQ. I live in Argyle-tree Westminster . In August last the prisoner came to live with me as a servant , soon after which he went with my family into the country. About ten days after he was gone I had reason to suspect him, and had him sent to town with the key of the plate-chest, which was in town. I had the plate-chest opened in his presence - it corresponded exactly with the list, but that was made out by himself; by that list it appeared that twelve table-spoons had been carried into the country. I charged him with robbing me, and threatened to send him to Marlborough-street. His father requested I would not send him, and as I was busy, on condition of his coming to me at ten o'clock next day I let him go. I did not see him again until about three days ago, when he was in custody with two of my spoons.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. He had the core of all the plate - A. Yes.

ELIAS SIMMONS . I keep a sale-shop in Tyler-street, Golden-square. The prisoner has often sold me waistcoats and other things. He came one night, about a year ago, with some books under his arm, asked me to lend him some money, and he would leave me security. He pulled out six spoons. I said if he wanted only 1 l. or 2 l., two would be sufficient to leave with me. I lent him 2 l. He said, if he did not come back in a week the spoons were to be mine, and I was to sell them for what I pleased. I waited about two months, he never came - he had given me a false address - I sold them to my next-door neighbour for 4 l. - he left all six with me. About a month after I sold them he came to me, saying he had been to Brighton, and had failed in business. I told him I had sold his spoons, but could get them back again, for I had sold them on that condition. He said he was more in want of money than spoons, and must sell them elsewhere;

and I could give him more money he should be obliged. I gave him 1 l. 16 s., and kept 4 s. for myself. I understood he had stolen them, and gave information at the office.

JOHN WALES . I am a constable. The prisoner was brought to the office last week; I recognized him as being the man I had information of, and asked him what he had done with the spoons he took from Dr. Luke? he said he had sold them to Simmons. I fetched Simmons to him; he told him he did not sell them to him, but he took them as security.

Prisoner's Defence. I intended to redeem them, but Simmons said he had sold them.

GUILTY. Aged 24.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-23

928. HENRY PHILLIPS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , at St. Andrew, Holborn , twenty-four yards of printed cotton, value 6 l., and twenty-five yards of muslin, value 2 l., the property of John Norris , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN THURTELL . I am porter to John Norris , who is an upholsterer , and lives in High Holborn, in the parish of St Andrew. On the 5th of June, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, I was in the shop, saw the prisoner come in, and take two parcels off the counter - they were twenty-four yards of cotton, and twenty-five yards of muslin. He went into the street with them, I followed him up Brownlow-street, and called Stop thief! three times; he then dropped them and I picked them up - another man stopped him, but I never lost sight of him; I was pushed into the road by another man.

JOHN POPE . On the 5th of June I saw the prisoner in Brownlow-street, Holborn, running with two parcels under his arm; hearing the cry of Stop thief! I stopped him. I saw him throw the parcels down about four yards before he came up to me - Thurtell was pursuing him.

SAMUEL HILCOCK . I am clerk to Mr. Norris; the goods are his, and are worth 8 l. 10 s. cost price.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 30.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18190707-24

929. WILLIAM HENRY JEWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , 197 silk handkerchiefs, value 82 l., and 40 yards of silk mode, value 50 s., the property of William Bryand , John Tayler , and Francis Charles George Bryand , in their dwelling-house .

JOHN THOMAS TAYLER . I am a silk manufacturer , in partnership with William and Francis Charles George Bryand , we live in Spital-square, Bishopsgate-street, the prisoner was our porter , and slept in the warehouse, to take care of the goods. About the middle of last month I suspected him. I searched, and found between twenty and thirty duplicates under his press bedstead. I charged him with robbing us, he denied it, but on my showing him the duplicates he was silent - I gave him in charge. He took me to different pawnbrokers, where he said he had pledged the goods; some of them gave the things up.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. I think the property was taken at different times.

JOHN RICHMOND . I am foreman to Mr. Sadler, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Aldersgate street. On the 21st of May the prisoner pledged twelve handkerchiefs for 1 l. in the name of Price.

SEPTIMUS SADLER . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Bishopsgate-street. I have three parcels of handkerchiefs, pledged on the 20th of March, 8th and 22d of May - I do not know who pledged them.

ALEXANDER JAMES BURGESS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Crown-street, Finsbury-square. I have four pieces of silk handkerchiefs, which I took in pledge between the 26th of November and 14th of February - I believe the prisoner to be the man.

JAMES ROBERT CASSELL . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Aldersgate-street. I have twelve black silk handkerchiefs pledged with me by the prisoner for 15 s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 27.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-25

930. JOHN HOBBS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , one watch, value 25 s., the property of William Edwards , privately in his shop .

ANN EDWARDS . I am the wife of William Edwards , who is a carpenter , and lives in East-street, Finsbury-square . On the 9th of June the prisoner came to the shop, and asked if I knew a man named Richardson? I said No. He then asked for Long-alley. I told him, and he went away. About half-past three o'clock I heard footsteps in the shop, got up, and missed the watch, which hung on a wire in the window. I ran out, turned the corner, and saw the prisoner - he was stopped, I asked him for the watch, he said he had not got it, but had laid it under a cart just by. It was produced soon after.

JAMES ALEXANDER . I saw the prisoner running, and saw him throw the watch away, another boy picked it up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 15.

Of stealing, but not privately .

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18190707-26

931. THOMAS SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , two pair of boots, value 10 s., and one pair of trowsers, value 5 s. , the goods of Richard Barnes .

SECOND COUNT, stating them to be the property of Elizabeth Tremlett , widow .

ELIZABETH TREMLETT . I am the daughter of Elizabeth Tremlett , widow; we live in Portugal-street, Lincoln's Inn-fields . On the 15th of June, about six o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came and took a lodging; he went away, said he would return at ten o'clock, but did not come home until seven o'clock in the morning, and then went up stairs, as I thought, to go to bed - the boots were in the next room, and had been left in my mother's care. I missed them. He came out of his room, said he did not like it, and should not come any more - he had a bundle. I told him I had missed the things, and must

look in his bundle, he said I should not without an officer. I ran down for a neighbour, and when I returned the boots were on the landing-place, and his bundle untied. Muller secured him.

MARTIN SHOLL . I went into the house, the prisoner was sitting on his bed with his bundle of clothes open before him. I asked him for the boots, and told him it had a suspicious appearance, that he did not leave his bundle tied up as it was before. He said he opened his bundle to shew that he had nothing. We found the boots behind four different boxes outside his room, and a pair of pantaloons. He said his name was George Bouverie - we found a stock receipt on him in that name, for 200 l.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. It is my first offence.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-27

932. STEPHEN PUGH was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , one pewter quart pot, value 6 d.; one pint of rum, value 2 s., and 9 d. in copper monies numbered , the property of James Adamson Laird .

JAMES ADAMSON LAIRD. I keep the Horse Shoe, public-house , in Milford-lane . On the 3d of June, about two o'clock in the morning, my wife alarmed me, I came down, and found the prisoner in charge of the watchman. My bar-door was found open. The prisoner was billetted on me. He produced the keys of the cellar, and 9 d. in copper, and said he hoped I would look it over. I found a quart pot in his room, with about a pint and a half of rum in it.

CHARLES BRANNON . I am a watchman. I was returning from calling two o'clock, and saw a light in the prosecutor's bar, the light then went into the tap-room - I knocked at the door, and it was immediately put out. The prisoner opened the door, and told me not to be alarmed - I took him into custody - he had no shoes or stockings on. Laird came down, the prisoner gave him 9 d. in copper; he said he reached his hand through the bar window, and took the keys of the cellar.

JULIAN ROWLAND . I saw the light, and told Brannon. The light left the bar, went down to the cellar, and then returned to the bar again.

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY. Aged 19.

Of stealing to the value of 9 d. only .

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-28

933. MARY ANN WESTCOAT was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June , two gowns, value 20 s.; one whittle, value 10 s., and one box, value 2 s. , the property of John Brown .

SARAH BROWN . I am the wife of John Brown, who lives in New-court, Duck-lane . On the 14th of June I lost my box with these things. Next day I found it in the prisoner's room, which is four doors from mine - it was then open and empty.

JOSEPH WINFIELD . I am a private in the guards. On the 15th of June, the prisoner came to me at Deptford - she had a red whittle on.

JONIAH PEARCE. I am a pawnbroker. On the 15th of June, a gown was pledged with me - I do not know who by.

MARY STANTON . The prisoner lodged with me. I found the box under her bed.

JOHN WRIGHT . I am a pawnbroker, and live in St. Mary Axe. A gown was pledged with me for 5 s.

DAVID GREENLY . I took a whittle in pledge for 3 s. 6 d. I do not know the person.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18190707-29

934. HENRY BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , one trunk, value 1 s.; 2 oz. of silk, value 1 s.; twelve balls of cotton, value 1 s.; four pieces of bobbin, value 6 d.; forty-eight buttons, value 9 d., and fifteen yards of tape, value 1 s. , the property of the Honourable Frederick West .

ANN DANCER . I am servant to the lady of the Honourable Frederick West , who lives in Upper Grosvenor-street . On the 7th of June, about one o'clock in the morning, her trunk, which contained these things was in my possession - it was in the housekeeper's room.

ROBERT MEAD . I work for Mr. Stapleton. On the 7th of June, about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, I saw a man go down the prosecutor's area, and come up with something which the prisoner took of him, and walked down the street - they kept looking back all the way. Jennings and I secured the prisoner in Mount-street with the box; he said it did not belong to him, and threw it down. I took him to the watch-house.

WILLIAM JENNINGS . I was with Mead, and saw the prisoner receive the box from the other man. I confirm his statement.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-30

935. JOHN JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , three printed bound books, value 2 s., the property of Samuel Mogini ; and two printed bound books, value 2 s. , the property of William Meaton .

EMANUEL JOSEPH . I am watchman of the Almonry. On the 8th of June, about half-past three o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner coming out of the new buildings by the side of the chapel with a bag. I asked him what he had got? he said it was his property - I secured him; he made a great resistance, and dropped the books on the pavement.

ROBERT GREENHILL . The prisoner was brought to the watch-house; he said he had been in Buckingham chapel , and left more books behind.

WILLIAM MEATON . I left two books in the chapel, which were mine.

SAMUEL MOGINI , Two of the books are mine - I had left them in the chapel.

THOMAS BUTCHER . I have the care of the chapel. On the 8th of June I found the window pushed open, and several books gone.

GUILTY. Aged 30.

Reccommended to Mercy .

Confined Six Weeks .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18190707-31

936. SAMUEL FREEMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , 17 s. in monies numbered, the monies of William Abbott , from his person .

WILLIAM ABBOTT . I live in the Strand . On the 2d of June, about twelve o'clock at night, I was returning home - I had rang at the bell. The prisoner came up, and wished to force herself into conversation with me; I desired her to walk on. She stood there looking up and down - I rang the bell a second time, and while my hand was up to pull the bell I felt something at my trowsers-pocket; before I could get my hand down she snatched her hand out; I found all my silver gone - there were 17 s. in my pocket before. I immediately charged her with robbing me, and endeavoured to secure her hand, which had my money in it. I took hold of her arm; she asked me what I wanted? I called the watch; she kept struggling, and pulled me three or four doors on. She stood on an area; when the watchman came she let the money fall; part of it went down the area. I only found 8 s.

EDWARD LONGLEY . I was constable of the night; the prisoner was brought to the watch-house. I went with the prosecutor to search the area, and found two half crowns and three shillings, at the corner of Arundel-street.

Prisoner's Defence. The gentleman was in liquor. I had some silver which fell out of my hand.

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-32

937. WILLIAM SQUIRE SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , six gross of buttons, value 12 s., and one yard of drabbet, value 1 s. , the property of Jeremiah Steel .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-33

938. WILLIAM SQUIRE SMITH was again indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , 40 yards of woollen cloth, value 9 l. , the property of Jeremiah Steel .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY. Aged 16.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-34

939. JAMES HOWARD was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of June , 71 yards of carpetting, value 6 l. , the property of John Shaw .

HENRY CAMPBELL . I am a gentleman. On the 11th of June, about nine o'clock, I was in Fleet-street , and saw the prisoner close by Mr. Shaw's door, as if watching the motions of the persons inside, I then saw him take a piece of carpetting from inside the door, and put it on his shoulder; I followed him into Red Lion-court, and there collared him, and asked him where he was going with it? he asked if it was mine, and immediately threw it on the arm with which I held him - the weight of it broke my hold, and he ran away. I followed, calling out Stop thief! at last Mr. Jones stopped him at the end of the court, and held him until I came and took him to where the carpet lay. I then took him to the prosecutor with it. I am certain he is the man.

RICHARD FORREST . I am shopman to Mr. Shaw, who is a linen-draper, and lives in the Strand. I went in pursuit of the prisoner, he was brought back with the property, which was safe ten minutes before.

STEPHEN JONES . I was at the top of Red Lion-court; I heard the cry, and seized the prisoner, who was running.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I heard the cry of Stop thief! ran up the court, and was taken myself, but I am innocent.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-35

940. JOHN MILLNER was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June , three burners, value 6 s.; five brass checks, value 7 s. 6 d., and two pillow-bases, value 2 s. 6 d. , the goods of James Atkinson West .

FRANCIS PERKS . I am clerk to Mr. James Atkinson West. On the 14th of June the prisoner was employed to set a stove on the premises; after he left I missed these things. I sent for him on Monday, and told him if he would produce them all I would forgive him - he produced two burners and one pillow-base, which was all I then missed.

BENJAMIN HINTON . I was sent with the prisoner to fetch the property back. He took me to his lodgings, and brought me two burners and a pillow-base.

SAMUEL HENDERSON . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody; he said there were more things at his lodgings. I went there and found seven different articles.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Whipped and Discharged.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-36

941. CHARLES SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of July , one basket, value 2 s.; three plane-irons, value 18 d.; three screw-drivers, value 2 s.; seven chisels, value 3 s.; one axe, value 2 s. 6 d., and three hand-boxes, value 6 d., the goods of Hercules Wright ; three plane-irons, value 3 s.; five chisels, value 2 s. 6 d., and one screw-driver, value 1 s. , the goods of John Hill .

JOHN BARNETT . I am a green-grocer, and live in Threadneedle-street . On the 6th of July, I saw the prisoner go by my window - I went to the door, suspecting him; he was out of my sight in half a minute. I saw him come out of a house or court with a basket. He crossed the street to Copthall-court. I ran out, overtook him, and asked him what he had got? he said he did not know. I took him back to the court he came out of - the basket had carpenters tools in it; he had taken it from a building in New-court. I sent for an officer, and gave him in charge. He had no basket when he passed my house.

HERCULES WRIGHT. I am a carpenter . I was at work by the Stock Exchange. Some of the tools are mine.

JOHN HILL . I left my tools at New-court while I went

to breakfast. When I returned they were gone. The court is no thouroughfare.

(Property produced and sworn to. )

Prisoner's Defence. A man whom I know asked me to carry them to the Red Lion in Fore-street.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-37

942. THOMAS JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of July , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of Thomas Kidder ; from his person .

THOMAS KIDDER . On the 6th of July, about ten o'clock at night, I was in Fleet-street; Turner came up, and said he saw the prisoner pick my pocket - I felt, and missed my handkerchief - I secured the prisoner, and took him to the watch-house. The handkerchief was not found.

JOHN TURNER . I was standing at my master's door in Fleet-street, and saw the prosecutor pass by, with his handkerchief hanging out; I saw the prisoner and two others following him very close. As soon as the prosecutor passed the shop, I saw the other two go very close to him, and the prisoner put his hand between them, and take the handkerchief out of his pocket. I went to them - when they saw me, one of them took the handkerchief from the prisoner. I secured the prisoner, and the other two ran away. I am certain he is the man who took it. I was within two yards of him.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw it.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-38

943. JAMES REID was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , 12 s. in monies numbered; one warrant for payment of and value 13 l.; and 20 bank notes for payment of divers sums of money, amounting in the whole to 27 l., and value 27 l. , the property of George Wright and Daniel Harris .

GEORGE WRIGHT. I am a button and trimming-seller , and live in the Minories, the prisoner was my shopman . On the 7th of June I gave him 27 l. in bank notes, a check for 13 l., and 12 s., for the purpose of paying a bill, he absconded with it. On Tuesday week I received information, took him at Gravesend, and brought him to town. He said he lost 20 l., and was afraid to return. I am in partnership with Daniel Harris .

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-39

944. ROBERT SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , four quartern loaves, value 3 s. 4 d., and one half-quartern loaf, value 5 d. , the property of James Almeroth .

JAMES ALMEROTH . I am a baker , and live in Church-lane, Whitechapel. On the 21st of June I saw the prisoner at the Compter with some of my bread - he said he bought them of my men, who made them of the customers - they call them dead men.

JOHN M'GANN. I am the prosecutor's servant. I went out with a barrow and twenty-five loaves. I had to go up Shoe-lane with a loaf, and left my barrow at the corner of Fleet-street; on my return I saw a mob, who said they saw a baker load his basket out of my barrow. I ran down Fleet-market, and saw the prisoner offering a loaf for sale to the fishwomen. He went up to one corner of the market, and there was a basket of bread, which I knew to be mine. I told him so. He asked me how I could know them? I said I knew them by the quality - I will swear they are mine. I lost five quartern and two half-quartern loaves. The lock of my barrow was broken open.

JOHN HARE . I am a journeyman baker. I can swear to the bread - I saw it before the Alderman.

Prisoner's Defence. A man gave me the basket of bread to sell, at the Tap in Drury-lane.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-40

945. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for feloniously assaulting Maltida Burt , on the King's highway, on the 21st of June , putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, one coral necklace, value 10 s. , her property.

MATILDA BURT . I live in Redcross-street, Cripplegate. On Monday, the 21st of June, between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, I was going down Jewin-street with my brother and sister; the prisoner came up and pushed me, unsnapped my necklace, snatched it off my neck, and then ran round the Crescent - he was taken almost immediately. I am sure he is the boy.

ANN ALLEN . I live in Jewin-street. I was standing at my door, saw a ragged boy take a necklace of Burt's neck, and run up the Crescent. I called Stop thief! and saw no more of him till I went to Guildhall. I cannot swear to the boy.

THOMAS GEORGE POSTAN . On the 21st of June I was standing at my door, which is opposite Jewin-street, in Aldersgate-street - I heard the cry of Stop thief! saw a crowd, and the prisoner running before them. I went into the middle of the road; as he came down the street he ran between the coaches, with some difficulty I seized him, and held him until Burt came up, and said he had stolen her necklace. He denied it - she persisted in it. He began to cry, and said he had thrown it among some rubbish - he took me to the spot where it laid. I sent for a constable, and gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to. )

Prisoner's Defence. Some boys pushed me - I caught hold of the beads and ran away.

GUILTY. Aged 13.

Of stealing from the person only .

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-41

946. RICHARD SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of June , two handkerchiefs, value 6 d.; one shirt, value 13 s.; two waistcoats, value 8 s.; two pair of drawers, value 2 s.; two pair of stockings, value 18 d., and one pair of shoes, value 4 d., the goods of Philip Turner , from his person .

PHILIP TURNER . On the 26th of June, about ten o'clock at night. I was very tired, having been a long journey. Being fatigued, I sat down in one of the alcoves on London-bridge and fell asleep - when I awoke I missed my bundle, which contained the articles stated in the indictment. I was perfectly sober, but quite exhausted with fatigue.

SAMUEL SMITH . On the 26th of June I was on London-bridge, waiting for my sister, who was coming from Croydon-market. I saw the prosecutor sitting in one of the alcoves fast asleep. I awoke him - he got up, but was so overcome with fatigue he could not stand. Suspecting his bundle would be taken, I sat down by him; the prisoner came by, gave me a nudge, and asked me if I belonged to that man? I said No. I went away a few yards, and found my sister - I told her I should watch a thief who was on the bridge. I had hardly spoken to her, before the prisoner came down with the prosecutor's bundle. My sister called Stop thief! and I ran after him down Billingsgate, caught him behind a watch-box with the bundle, and brought him away. When I got to the end of the street he got away - the watchman knocked him down; he got up and was secured, still having the bundle.

CHARLES BUSTIN . I am a watchman. At half-past ten o'clock I heard the cry of Stop thief! the prisoner came to the corner of Philpot-lane with the bundle, I secured him. He said he took it out of a lark.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I met two young fellows on the bridge, who gave me the bundle to carry.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-42

947. MARY RYAN was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , one watch, value 10 s.; one chain, value 6 d., and one key, value 1 d. , the property of Lawrence Nuttall .

LAWRENCE NUTTALL. I am a private in the Guards . On the 3d of June, about three o'clock in the morning, I was in a coffee-shop near Covent-garden ; I had been drinking with some friends - the prisoner was there; I took her for the servant, and enquired for the privy, she told me to follow her. I followed her up stairs, she opened the door, and I went in - I took my watch out, and put it on the floor - I looked round for the place, and immediately missed my watch, she was shutting the door; I ran after her, and said she must have it, she said she knew nothing about it. A person came up, who I took for the landlord; she wrenched herself out of my hand and got off - I followed, caught her at the door, took her to the watch-house, and gave her in charge. She denied it, and said she would be searched if I would leave the place. The constable ordered her to strip, and she unpinned her things. When she came to her under-petticoat she began to be very slow; she put her hand under her petticoat, got the watch in her hand, and the constable took it out of her hand.

EDWARD LONGLEY . I was constable of the night; the prisoner was brought to the watch-house - she put her hand under her clothes, I heard something crack, and found the watch in her hand, with the glass broken.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. He gave it to me.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-43

948. ESTHER BEVAN , OWEN RYDON , DAVID AUSTIN , JAMES RABNETT and MARY DEAL were severally and separately indicted for having forged bank notes in their possession, they well knowing them to be forged .

The prisoners pleaded

GUILTY.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-44

949. EDWARD BEAVAN , OWEN RYDON and DAVID AUSTIN , were indicted for uttering forged bank notes, knowing them to be forged .

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

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-45

950. AMES RABNETT and MARY DEAL were again indicted for a like offence .

No evidence.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-46

951. FRANCIS ROXBURGH was charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with killing and slaying Charles Coe .

JOHN PAUL . I am clerk to Messrs. Hinton and Co., proprietors of the Isle of Dorcas Colour Works. On the 2d of June, between five and six o'clock in the afternoon, I was in Holborn , going towards St. Giles's on the south side, and saw an elderly gentleman crossing the way from the north side; he got over about half way, and then stopped as if in alarm. At that instant a man on horseback, riding at a very brisk trot, rode against him, and knocked him down on the pavement. I exclaimed,

"The rascal has rode over the man! Stop him!" He rode on thirty or forty yards further, when his horse's head was turned by some persons, who stood in the road before him. He was going towards the west. I ran after him, and came up to him when he was stopped, seized his horse by the saddle, and said,

"You brutal rascal, how dare you to run over a man." He answered,

"it was his own fault, why did he not get out of the way?" The indignation of the crowd was very much excited. I insisted on knowing who he was, and his giving me his name and address, which he at first refused.

Q. Who was the man on horseback - A. The prisoner. As he appeared a respectable man, I asked him for his card; he said he kept no card - he appeared perfectly indifferent. After some altercation with the persons

around him, he said he was known to Mr. Francis, the linen-draper; Mr. Francis was called from his shop, which was just by. I believe the prisoner gave him his name and address, as Mr. Francis said so. He said something to Mr. Francis, which I did not hear, and Mr. Francis requested me to give my name and address, which I did in one of his books.

Q. Did you observe the street at the time the old man was crossing - A. It was perfectly clear; an ordinary caution would have prevented the accident.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. The old gentleman staggered in a state of alarm, before any thing was near him - A. Yes. I saw neither coach, dray, or any thing else in the street.

Q. What o'clock was it - A. About twenty minutes before six. I am sure it was not an hour earlier.

JOSEPH HOOD . I am assistant to Messrs. Corbyn and Co. An elderly man was brought into the shop - I should think it was a little before five o'clock; we drink tea at a quarter before five, and had not been to tea - five or six persons brought him in - the prisoner came in in about ten minutes after. The man was perfectly insensible and the circulation was very languid. The prisoner said if the man was struck down by him, he was very sorry. In a short time the man came to himself partially, and complained of a pain in his head, and once he said he had a pain at his back - he could not tell what had happened to him. He sent for his wife, and was taken home in a coach; we had given him some medicine - he drank about a tea-spoonfull. There was a slight tumour on the left side of the head, but from its appearance I doubted whether it was an original tumour or not; I thought it was an old tumour and the stones had struck it - there was only a slight scratch on it. I believe he lived in one of the streets leading from Bedford-row. I found a letter in his pocket, directed to James Coe , at the Excise Office.

MR. JOSEPH MORGAN . I am a surgeon, and live in Bedford-row. On Wednesday evening, the 2d of June, I was sent for to Mr. Coe - I do not know his christian name, but I think it is James; he lived in Robert-street, Little James-street, Bedford-row. I found him on his back in bed, continually sick, and unable to say what had happened to him - he said he had now got his death-blow. I asked him how he got the blow? his wife said by being knocked down in the street; and he said, Yes.

Q. Would a blow on the head produce this sickness - A. Yes. There was a slight tumour on the left side of his head. The blow that he received must have been on that tumour - the blow must have occasioned the tumour. I was sent for to him, about seven o'clock in the evening, and at one o'clock in the morning; he was then convulsed, and I bled him. He died that morning at ten o'clock. The blow he received on his head, in my judgment, was the cause of his death,

Cross-examined. Q. Did you open the skull to examine his head - A. No. If I had not heard of the blow, I should not say it was the cause of his death.

Q. Before this I believe he had been almost suffocated with drink - A. Yes, three or four months before.

JOHN SINGLETON TAYLOR . I am solicitor for this prosecution. I knew the deceased; he was a clerk in the Tax Office; I believe his christian name was Charles. I have seen his name written as Charles.

Cross-examined. I have a strong suspicion that I have heard him spoken to as Charles Coe .

Q. How many witnesses were examined before the Coroner - A. Three, I believe.

Prisoner's Defence. I solemnly declare that I never knew I had wounded the man.

MR. JOSHUA PLATT . I am chief clerk to Mr. Justice Best. I am a stranger to what passed in Holborn, but I saw the old man lying on his back apparently dead. I saw him carried into Messrs. Corbyn's shop; he appeared to me to be certainly in a fit - his mouth was closed, and his lips perfectly close; he appeared rather convulsed in the face. He laid directly across the pavement.

Q. Did he appear as if he had been knocked down by a horse - A. Certainly not, his head was towards the north, and his feet right across.

Cross-examined by MR. REYNOLDS. Q. Did you see the prisoner. - A. He was brought back on horseback.

ABRAHAM FRANCIS. I am a linendraper, and live in Holborn, between Hand-court, and Featherstone-buildings, on the south side of the street. On the 2d of June, about twenty minutes after four o'clock, I heard a noise, ran to the door, and saw the deceased lying on his back, with his head in a direction to the north; he laid right across Holborn, in an oblique direction, about ten yards from my door. I am certain it was not later than twenty minutes after four; my clock stood in the shop opposite the door, and I looked at it.

Q. Was anybody with the man - A. No, several persons ran across, and carried him into Corbyn's. I saw the prisoner on a pony trotting past my door, at a tolerable sharp pace - persons were calling out Stop thief; Paul was among the persons.

Q. Did you know the prisoner before - A. I knew there was such a person; he is a baker - I knew his family, but was not acquainted with him. He stopped of his own accord at the end of Featherstone-buildings - Paul then seized the bridle. I returned to my shop immediately, supposing they were going to take him there, but I heard a person say,

"Mr. Francis knows me." I went out, and the prisoner told me his name - Paul had got hold of the horse. There was a great altercation; Paul was exceedingly violent, and swore that he was a d - d rascal for riding over the man. I heard several persons say, the gentleman was not in fault. The prisoner said he did not know that he had knocked a person down, but he was willing to compensate if he had done any damage or injury. As soon as the crowd would permit him he went to Messrs. Corbyn's to see the deceased.

Q. Did you at any time ask Paul for his address - A. I did not.

Q. Is it true that you asked him for his address, and he wrote it in one of your books - A. It is totally untrue - it was given in my absence.

Cross-examined by MR. REYNOLDS. Q. You was acquainted with the prisoner - A. Not personally. He was just turning his horse as Paul seized the bridle.

JOHN TURNER . I am drayman to Messrs. Whitbreads'. I was in Holborn with my dray, going the same way as the prisoner - he had passed us about ten yards, when the

old gentlemen fell - I did not see him fall. I think if the horse had touched him I must have seen it.

Cross-examined. Q. When you saw the man down where was the prisoner - A. He had passed him; he was not going at an unreasonable pace.

JAMES MOORE . I am in the employ of Messrs. Whitbreads, and was with Turner. I saw the prisoner pass the dray, and the old man on the ground. I think he was down before the prisoner got to him. Several people called to the prisoner to stop, which he did of his own accord.

MARY WILSON . I was in Holborn, and saw the man lying on the ground - no person was then near him. He was picked up, and taken into Messrs. Corbyn's. I saw the prisoner at Corbyn's door; he remained there until the man recovered, he seemed very sorry for what had happened, and solemnly protested he had not done it. He begged that every attention might be paid him, and he would be answerable for the expence. When the old gentleman came to himself, he was asked how the accident happened? he said he could not tell.

Q. Did you see Paul - A. I saw a person at the horse's head - he seemed very furious against the prisoner. Some of the people contradicted him, and said he had not done it.

Cross-examined. Q. Are you acquainted with the prisoner - A. Yes; I was at his house about a year ago, when a wedding was kept there.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-47

952. WILLIAM WALKER was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edward Spivey , about seven o'clock in the evening of the 2d of June ( Hannah Brown being therein), and stealing therein three coats, value 5 l.; three waistcoats, value 1 l.; one pair of pantaloons, value 1 l., and one watch, value 2 l. ; his property.

FRANCES SPIVEY . I am the wife of Edward Spivey , we live in Peter-street, Westminster . On the 2d of June I went out at seven o'clock in the evening, leaving my lodger, Hannah Brown , in the house - I had fastened it up. I returned about twenty minutes after eight o'clock, found the door open, the key in it, and missed the articles stated in the indictment.

SARAH BLACKBURN . I live opposite to the prosecutrix. I saw her go out about half-past seven o'clock, I then went and looked out of my first-floor window, heard her door open, and saw a man come out with a bundle in his hand - the knot slipped at one corner, and the clothes fell out - he ran away down Perkins's-rents. I believe the prisoner to be the man. I pointed him out about a week afterwards.

Cross-examined by MR. BROADRICK. Q. Do you doubt his being the man - A. I have since seen a man in Oxford-street so much like him, that I thought the prisoner was liberated; I followed him to be certain, and then found it was a mistake. I saw the prisoner at a public-house next day, and said he was the man.

JAMES GILLMORE . I am an officer of Queen-square. On the 2d of June I was applied to about the robbery, and went to No. 5, Stretton-place, and enquired for a hackney coachman, but was told none lived there. Next day, I met the prisoner in Tothil-street; he asked me what I was doing at his lodgings the night before? I told him I had a charge of felony against him. I took him to the public-house, and told him to go into the parlour alone (the prosecutrix and Blackburn were there), and if nobody there knew him he should be let free. He went in and came out - Blackburn immediately said he was the man - she identified him twice before the magistrate. I could not find her at the third examination.

ANN BRAIN . I live five doors from the prosecutrix. About seven o'clock in the evening of the 2d of June I saw a man like the prisoner standing before my door - I believe he is the man.

HANNAH BROWN . I live at Mrs. Spivey's. I received information, went down Perkins'-rents, and saw the prisoner standing with two other young men. He asked me what I was running for? I said I was looking for a man who had robbed Mrs. Spivey - a woman stood near him with a bundle.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about it.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18190707-48

953. FRANCIS KNIGHT was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of David Morgan , (no person being therein), about two o'clock in the afternoon of the 5th of June , and stealing therein 10 caps, value 5 s.; one habit-shirt, value 6 d.; two frills; value 3 s.; two sheets, value 2 s., and one handkerchief, value 2 s. , his property.

DANID MORGAN. I lodge in Fleur-de-lis-court, Spitalfields - the landlord does not live in the house; I live on the ground-floor. On the 5th of June, I went out about half-past eleven o'clock, and left my wife there. I returned about half-past two o'clock, and found my room-door bolted; I found the prisoner in the back-room, in the act of putting the things into his pocket. He said he was a poor man out of work, and begged of me to let him go; he pulled several caps and frills out of his pocket. I gave him in charge. A key was found on him, which unlocked the door.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 18.

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

Confined Two Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-49

954. WILLIAM HEX , JOHN WEBB , CHARLES HENRY , and WILLIAM HENRY were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of June , eight pair of shoes, value 3 l. , the property of John Howard .

JOHN HOWARD . I am a shoemaker , and keep a shop in Cheapside . Hex is my apprentice , and slept there with another boy. I have lost property to the amount of 100 l., and have found some of it at the pawnbrokers'.

JOHN SUMMERS . I work for my father, who is a coach-smith. On the 14th of June, about ten o'clock at night, I went to the prosecutor's shop with Webb, Charles and William Henry ; we found Hex there. He took a pair of

shoes out of the window and gave them to Webb - he also gave Charles Henry two pair. They said artificial flowers were to be given him for them - the shop was shut. Charles Henry dealt in artificial flowers; he wore two pair of the shoes and Webb the other - Charles Henry and Webb slept there that night. Three or four days afterwards Charles Henry called upon me; I went with him to a pawnbroker's in Green-street, Leicester-fields, and pledged a pair of pumps for 2 s. 6 d. On the 15th of June, I went with Charles Henry and Webb to Mr. Maslands, Westminster-road, and pledged a pair of pumps for 3 s. Next day William Henry went to a pawnbroker's in Chandos-street; he left me and his brother Charles in Church-court; he returned, and divided 4 s. amongst us, saying, he had pawned them in the landlord's name.

WILLIAM MASLAND . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Westminster-road. On the 16th of June a pair of pumps were pledged with me for 3 s. I believe Charles Henry to be the person, and think I saw a lad outside the door.

Cross-examined by MR. BROADRICK. I am not positive that it was him.

CHARLES HENSON . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Green-street, Leicester-square. On the 16th of June, a pair of shoes were pledged with me for 2 s. 6 d. I have no knowledge of the person.

JOHN HANSON . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Chandos-street. On the 17th of June, I took a pair of shoes in pledge for 4 s. To the best of my knowledge the witness Summers himself pledged them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

HEX'S Defence. They were taken unknown to me.

WEBB'S Defence. Summers brought me into it.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-50

955. JOHN HAGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , the sum of 20 s., in copper monies numbered , the monies of Edward Buttenshaw .

EDWARD BUTTENSHAW . I am a grocer , and live in Holborn Bridge ; the prisoner has been in my service as porter for five years. On the 31st of May, I suspected him, in consequence of which, at night, when he was gone, I counted over my copper. I had ninety-eight 5 s. papers, part were in a cupboard, and part on the counter, in the counting-house. I put my initials on about fifteen of the top papers, and locked the counting-house-door - it was between nine and ten o'clock. The prisoner came to work about half-past six o'clock the next morning; I then delivered the key to the man-servant to open the shop and counting-house. I came down about half-past seven o'clock, and in consequence of what my son said, as the prisoner was going to breakfast at eight o'clock, I told him I suspected him of robbing me of copper money - he denied it. I told him he should not move till I had searched him. Giraud, who had marked the papers, brought two of the papers of copper out of the cellar with my writing on them. The prisoner then started up, and ran out of the shop; I followed him, calling out Stop thief! he turned up a count about 100 yards off, and was there stopped. I searched him, and found two 5 s. papers of copper on him; he took them out of his breeches-pocket, and delivered them to me - they had my writing on them; he then acknowledged taking them, and begged that I would not prosecute him; he offered to give me 5 l. I gave him in charge.

PATRICK JOHN GIRAUD . I am servant to the prosecutor. There were ninety-eight papers of halfpence in the counting-house. Next morning my master charged the prisoner with taking some; I went down stairs, and found two 5 s. papers under the stair-case. I came up, and said the prisoner must have laid them there; he immediately ran out, but was secured soon after. I found only ninety-four papers in the counting-house.

JAMES CRANEY . I am a grocer, and live opposite the prosecutor - he sent for me; I found the prisoner in his shop, charged with stealing the money. We took him up stairs; he fell on his knees, begged for mercy, and gave two papers of halfpence from his breeches-pocket.

EDWARD BUTTENSHAW re-examined. The papers have my hand-writing on them.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-51

956. WILLIAM SALMON was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of July , one coat, unmade, value 2 l. 6 s.; one coat, value 2 l. 6 s., and one pair of gaiters, value 8 s. , the goods of of Thomas Wharton and Joseph Lothrington .

THOMAS WHARTON . I am a tailor , in partnership with Joseph Lothrington ; we live in Birchin-lane; the prisoner was our journeyman . On the 2d of July, I gave him a coat to make up; about nine o'clock in the morning, I missed these things; he was then gone, and never returned. I owed him 9 s., which he was to call for at eleven o'clock, but did not - this was on Friday. I saw him at Marlborough-street on Monday, in custody with two coats - he had made the other up.

JOHN KINDER CHEESE . I am servant to Mr. Mulcaster, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Chandler-street, Grosvenor-square. On the 3d of July, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner pledged a coat with me for 35 s., in the name of John Davis .

FRANCIS EMANUEL . I keep a sale shop in Prince's-street, Manchester-square. On Friday, about twelve o'clock, a Jew brought the prisoner to me to sell a coat. I gave him 30 s. for it. He said he had just taken it out of pledge for 1 l., and that he had made it for his own wear.

JOHN HALL . I am the prosecutor's journeyman. The prisoner was at work there on Friday morning. I saw him take the black coat out of the shop; he said he was going to his master with it. On Saturday afternoon I met him, and gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to. )

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-52

957 WILLIAM COUGHLAN was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of May , one hat, value 2 s.; one handkerchief, value 3 s.; one coat, value 5 s.; one waistcoat, value 18 d.; one pair of trowsers, value 4 s. 6 d., and four half-crowns the goods and monies of James Crossman .

JAMES CROSSMAN , I am a compositor , and work for Mr. Baxter, who lives in Paternoster-row. On the 30th of

May, I lodged at No. 9, Haberdasher-square ; the prisoner slept in the same room with four others. I put my clothes at the foot of the bed, and had four half crowns in my pocket. I awoke about eight o'clock, and he was gone with three of the others - my clothes were also gone. Next day I found him in custody with most of my things; he had my trowsers on.

WILLIAM BOWLS . I am a bedstead-maker. I had information of the prisoner, found him at the Cannon, public-house at Brentford, and brought him back with the prosecutor's clothes on. He said he had sold the shoes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-53

958. WILLIAM WAITE was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May , one shirt, value 10 s.; one coat, value 20 s.; one waistcoat, value 5 s., and ten neck-handkerchiefs, value 20 s. , the goods of William Anderson .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating them to be the property of Mein Anderson .

WILLIAM ANDERSON . I am master of the Trusty, Leith sloop , which laid at the Miller's Wharf, Middlesex ; the prisoner was stationed on board as Excise officer - he was eight days on board. On the 17th of May, about half-past six o'clock in the evening, I went on shore - my trunk was then locked. I went to bed about half-past eleven o'clock, found it broken open, and the articles stated in the indictment gone - the prisoner was not on board then. Next morning I went with the officer, and found him at the Helmet, public-house, with my waistcoat and shirt on his back, a handkerchief round his neck, and two in his hat.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Did he not say he was wet through and he put them on till he could dry his own - A. It was not a wet night.

JOHN MURRANT . I am a Thames Police constable. I went with Anderson, and apprehended the prisoner at the Hoy and Helmet; I found a silk handkerchief and a bladder in his right-hand coat-pocket; in his other pocket I found a tin tube and another handkerchief; the shirt and waistcoat were on his back, and a handkerchief round his neck. He said he knew he had done wrong - he afterwards said the steward gave them to him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It was not done with intent to steal. I was wet through and went to awake Jennings to borrow his clothes, but could not awake him, so I took these, thinking they were his. I never went out of sight of the vessel.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-54

259. JOHN MILTON and GEORGE COLLINS were indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , one handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of Edmond Peel Thompson , from his person .

MR. EDMOND PEEL THOMPSON. On the 1st of June, between nine and ten o'clock at night, I was walking arm in arm with Mr. Mutrie and another gentleman in Henririetta-street . He suddenly let go my arm, I turned round, and saw the prisoners - he had hold of them, and my handkerchief laid at the feet of Collins. I gave them in charge.

MR. ROBERT MUTRIE. I was walking with the prosecutor, turned my head, and saw Milton pull the handkerchief out of Mr. Thompson's pocket, and hand it to Collins, who saw me and let it fall at his feet. I seized them both.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MILTON - GUILTY . Aged 18.

COLINS - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-55

960. JOHN HUTCHINSON , WILLIAM HUTCHINSON and JULIA FRECKINGHAM were indicted for that they, on the 9th of July , had in their custody and possession, a bill of exchange - (setting it forth, drawn by Julia Freckingham on Mr. Thomas Mitchell , payable twelve Months after date for 250 l.) - feloniously did falsely make, forge and counterfeit upon the said bill a certain acceptance thereof, with intent to defraud William Hewetson .

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

MR. ANDREWS, on behalf of the prosecutor, stated, that he was unable to prove the uttering of the bill in London, and declined offering any evidence.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-56

961. WILLIAM CROWDER and CHARLES CROWDER were indicted for stealing, on the 30th of March , in the dwelling-house of Edward Vials , one 60 l., one 30 l., one 20 l., and six 10 l. bank post bills; two 100 l., two 30 l., seven 20 l., one 15 l., seven 10 l., and forty 5 l. bank notes; one hundred and twenty-one 10 l., one hundred and sixty 5 l., and two 5 l. 5 s. promissory notes; five 20 l., three 5 l., twenty-four 10 l., thirty 5 l., and divers, to wit, one hundred and ninety-eight other bank notes, for payment of divers sums of money, amounting in the whole to 243 l., and ten other bank notes, value 35 l. , the property of William Goodall .

THOMAS HENRY WHEELER . I am in the banking-house of Farley, Johnson and Co. of Worcester. On the 29th of March, a parcel was made up by Mr. Burrows; it contained bank notes to the amount of 771 l., and promissory notes, amounting to 2020 l., with bills and other things. I gave the parcel to Goodall, the guard of the Fly coach, directed to Sir William Curtis and Co., Lombard-street.

WILLIAM GOODALL . I am guard to the Old Fly, Worcester Coach. On the 29th of March, Wheeler gave me a parcel wrapped in brown paper. I put it into a basket, which had another parcel in it, and about 80 l. of my own in notes and money - I padlocked the basket. We arrived in town on the 30th of March, about ten minutes before eleven, and put up at the Bull and Mouth Inn. I gave the basket to Vials, the publican of the tap at the Bull and

Mouth Inn. About ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after I arrived, I put it down under the bar, and asked Vials to take care of my child, meaning the basket - he said

"Very well." Two people sat in the box, opposite to the bar. I went out to make up my weigh-bill, returned in about three or four minutes and it was gone; the landlord was in the tap-room, and I enquired of him about it - it is a small house.

Q. Relate what passed - A. I asked the landlord for it; he went to the bar, and looked where I had put it, then asked me if I had not got it? I said No. He then asked his wife if she had given it to anybody? she said No. He said,

"Then those two d - d thieves have got it.

Q. Who did you find in the room - A. An old coachman named Tidmouse, and Jacob Chalton . I went to Sir William Curtis , and informed them of it, returned, made enquiry in the yard, and learned that the prisoner, William Crowder , had been about the place. He was apprehended about a week after.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. You knew it was valuable - A. Yes. I always call my basket My child, which means that it is of value - nobody but the landlord understood that.

COURT. Q. Why not make enquiry in the yard immediately - A. I thought it best to inform the bankers.

Q. Is there a footpath on both sides of the street - A. One side is only paved as far as the inn gates. It is a narrow-street.

EDWARD VIALS . I am publican of the Bull and Mouth tap. On the 30th of March Goodall came to the tap, with the wicker basket, which he put in the bar just inside the door, and said,

"Here is my child." He went into the yard.

Q. At the time he brought the basket, who was in the tap-room - A. Tidmouse, Bennet and Chalton were sitting on the right hand side of the bar - Goodrich was on the left hand in the corner. Two persons were in a box opposite the bar, which has a full view of the bar - they came in about five or six minutes before eleven; one came in first. He had a blue coat with yellow buttons, and top-boots on - a light great-coat was on his left arm; I thought he was going by a stage. He called for a glass of ale, which I gave him - It was the prisoner, William Crowder . He sat in a box opposite the bar. In about a minute after a younger man came in, and sat in the same box, opposite William close to the corner - the table is quite narrow; they could talk without being heard; nobody else but the persons I have named where in the tap-room - my wife was in the bar at the time. The young man called for a glass of porter; they had a perfect view of the bar. I turned my back to them, went to the fire, took the poker out, and went up stairs to light another fire - my wife then stood at the fire, with her back to them, attending to the cooking. I went up stairs for about a minute and a half, then came down, and missed these two men. Goodhall came in after that, and made enquiry about his basket - all the other persons that I left in the room were still there, and are here to-day. I went to look for the basket - it was not found. I sent immediately to the bankers, to get the checks stopped.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. Q. The bar was opposite to the box - A. Yes, and the bar-door stood open. Any one could see part of the basket.

Q. When the guard enquired for it, did you not say you had not seen it - A. No; I said I did not know it was gone. I swore positively to the prisoner, William Crowder , being one of the men, and always did - I doubted about the other. I am certain he was dressed as I stated. I had seen William Crowder before.

WILLIAM TAYLOR . I am constable of Aldersgate. I know both the prisoners, and have known them a long time. I cannot be mistaken in their persons. On the 30th of March I saw William Crowder at the corner of Little Britain, about a quarter past ten o'clock - the coach comes up that street, it had not arrived - he had a square bundle under his arm, wrapped in a handkerchief - it was about a hundred and fifty yards from the inn. As soon as he saw me he walked away, he knew me perfectly well. About a quarter before eleven I saw him standing about thirty yards from the Bull and Mouth tap, he had no bundle then. I heard of the robbery that morning, between eleven and twelve o'clock, and went to look for him in all directions. I went to different public-houses, some of which I knew he used - I went frequently before he was apprehended; he was taken up on the Sunday after.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Were you always certain that you saw him on the 30th of March - A. When I was first examined before the Lord Mayor I could not say whether it was the 30th or 31st.

Q. Who else was apprehended on this charge - A. I believe one Brown was apprehended. William Crowder was dressed in a blue coat and top-boots.

MR. ALLEY. Q. Though you had a doubt about the dates, are you certain as to the day of the week - A. Yes, it was Tuesday.

JANE SIDEY . I live in Shaftesbury-place, Aldersgate-street - I have known William Crowder for many years. I heard of the robbery on a Tuesday; on that day, between eleven and twelve o'clock, I had seen him between the Bull and Mouth and Nag's Head - a gentleman crossed the road, and spoke to him; he was about thirty yards from the Bull and Mouth. He had a blue coat, metal buttons, top-boots, and a drab coat hanging over his left arm.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Did you notice any other part of his dress - A. No. Taylor lives opposite my house. I mentioned it to somebody that I had seen Crowder, and Taylor sent for me.

MARY VIALS . I am the wife of William Vials . I remember the guard coming to the bar, and saw him put the basket down inside the bar-door. I was reading there, my husband was in the taproom - he went up stairs, and the guard went out. I went out of the bar to the fire to attend to the cooking, went from the fire into the cellar, and had scarcely got there before my husband called out about the basket.

Q. How many persons were in the tap-room when you went down stairs - A. Two men were opposite the bar; they were strangers - they were gone when I returned. I also left Chalton, Goodrich, and Bennett there, they still remained. Chalton is now gone into the country on account of his health. My husband came down after I went

into the cellar. My back was to the bar when I was at the fire.

WILLIAM TIDMOUSE . I am a stage-coachman, and was at the house when the basket was lost, with Bennett and Chalton on the right side of the bar, and Goodrich was on the left - two strangers were in a box opposite the bar; we all remained at the house when the basket was missed.

JAMES BENNETT . I have been a coachman. I was in the tap-room of the Bull and Mouth; Chalton and Tidmouse sat in the box with me, Goodrich was in another box - we all remained there when the basket was missed.

JOHN VICKERY . I am an officer. I apprehended William Crowder on the Sunday after the robbery, at his house in White-street, Little Moorfields, in bed. Nothing was found in the house. I saw a drab great-coat in the parlour.

DANIEL BENJAMIN LEADBEATER . I produce the greatcoat which I found in Crowder's house.

MARY VIALS re-examined. It is the same sort of coat which William Crowder had.

JANE SIDEY re-examined. It is the same sort of coat.

JACOB GOODRICH . I am a porter at the Bull and Mouth. I was in the tap-room at the time the robbery was discovered, at breakfast, I had been there a quarter of an hour. Two men sat in the box opposite the bar-door - I will not swear to either of them One of them had a newspaper, he handed it over to the table where Tidmouse and the others sat; the landlady was skimming the pot at the fire at the time; he took one step from his box and handed it over; he would then be between the fire and the bar.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Was anything said when the paper was handed over - A. I heard nothing - I did not hear the landlord say he never saw the basket.

WILLIAM CROWDER 'S Defence. I have witnesses to call. I know nothing of it.

ELIZA SOUTH . On the 30th of March I was servant to William Crowder , I lived all the winter with him. I left him on Friday, the 2d of April.

Q. Had he dressed himself on any day in an unusual manner - A. Yes, on the Tuesday before, he told me to get his clothes; he put on a black coat, black waistcoat, white corderoy breeches, and top-boots - he went out a little after ten o'clock in the morning, and returned about three. The great-coat produced is his, he did not take it with him. He lived at No. 29, White-street, Little Moorfields.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Do you always get his clothes - A. Yes. I was in the passage when he went out.

Q. Were you dismissed from his service - A. No, I was ill; I have returned since. He is a builder.

Q. Do you mean to swear he has worked at that business since you lived with him - A. No.

COURT. Q. When he went out, had he any bundle with him - A. No; he brought none home.

ELIZA ARNOTT . I live in Meadow-row, New Kent Road, my husband is an army accoutrement-maker. On the 30th of March he was on a trial at Kingston. William Crowder came to our house about a quarter before twelve o'clock, dressed in a black silk waistcoat, black coat, and light striped breeches, He left me just before my children came from school, which was twelve o'clock.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. He wished to go with my husband about some business, if he had not been at Kingston.

Q. Was your husband one of the men charged with this robbery - A. Yes; our house was searched.

JOHN PLOUGHMAN . I lived in Nelson-square, Blackfriars-road, and kept a public-house there. On the 30th of March, about twelve o'clock, William Crowder came to my house; I think he had a dark coat on - I believe it was black.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. He must have stopped half an hour, or more, at my house.

WILLIAM KEMBLE . On the 30th of March I went with William Crowder to Messrs. Coutts' banking-house, in the Strand. I had met him in Blue-coat-passage, Christ's Hospital, by accident - it was at the end of Bull and Mouth-street, within a few minutes of eleven o'clock, with a bundle in his hand. He had a black coat and waistcoat, light breeches, and top-boots on. I waited until he came out of Coutts's, and parted with him at the end of Waterloo Bridge - he went over the bridge.

ROBERT HARE . I am clerk at Messrs. Coutts's. On the 30th of March I paid a check for 54 l. I paid one 20 l. for it - I cannot recollect the person - (looks at a 20 l. note produced by the prisoner) - this is the note I paid for it.

JOHN VICKERY . I saw Mr. Humphries's clerk go to the prisoner, and ask him for the 20 l. note, he pointed to Mrs. Watts in the gallery; she left her seat and came down, and the clerk brought that note to the prisoner.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18190707-57

962. WILLIAM TATCHELL and WILLIAM GODARDINE RANSOME were indicted for stealing, on the 30th of June , 279 lbs. of hemp, value 4 l. 15 s. , the property of the London Dock Company .

JOSIAH SMITH . I am deputy warehouse-keeper at the London Docks, the prisoner, Tatchell, is a hemp-merchant , and lives in Upper Thames-street, Ransome acts as foreman at the Docks . On the 30th of June, in consequence of information which I received, I suspected the prisoners. I had seen Mr. Tatchell the day before; he came and said he wished a ton of his hemp to be made into 1 cwt. punnies, and he wished to take away one ton which had previously been packed - he had but fifteen ton altogether; it had not been set apart for him, but remained in bulk with the cargo, to be taken away, as different buyers came for it; seven or eight ton had been delivered to him.

The COURT ruled, that the hemp had not got into the possession of the prisoners, as MR. SERGEANT BOSANQUET stated to the Jury that the charges were not paid by Mr. Tatchell, and the hemp was not delivered to him.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-58

963. SARAH WHITTLE was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Lipscombe , about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 1st of

June , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch ( Rosetta Elvidge and Mary Hawkins in the same dwelling-house then being), and stealing therein, one gown, value 4 s.; one shawl, value 5 s.; one handkerchief, value 3 d.; one petticoat, value 1 s., and one frill, value 6 d. , the property of the said Rosetta Elvidge .

ROSETTA ELVIDGE . I live in John Lipscombe 's house. On Whit Tuesday I was sitting at tea with my landlady on the second floor. I heard a strange foot in the passage, opened the door, and saw my bedroom-door ajar - I had locked it before. I saw the prisoner down two of the stairs with a bundle in her hand, and asked her what she wanted? she said she wanted Mary Benford , a straw bonnet-maker - no such person lived there. I opened my bedroom-door, and missed the articles stated in the indictment off the bed - they are worth 11 s. together. I then asked her what she had got in her lap; she said nothing belonging to anybody; I pulled her apron, and these things fell out on the stairs - I am sure my bedroom-door was locked before - I had just come out of the room; the street-door is always open. I secured her, and gave her in charge.

MARY HAWKINS . I was at tea with Rosetta Elvidge ; I heard the noise. She went out, and called me; I saw the prisoner standing on the stairs with a bundle in her lap. The bedroom-door was locked before, and the key left in - she has given a correct account.

GEORGE GOODLUCK . I took the prisoner in charge, and found six common keys on her - she was very much in liquor.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went up to get a bonnet repaired; I was very much intoxicated, and do not recollect what I did.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 45.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18190707-59

964 GEORGE MASON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , one watch, value 2 l.; one seal, value 10 s., and one watch-key, value 4 s., the property of John Leach , in his dwelling-house .

ANN LEACH . I am the wife of John Leach , we live in Laystall-street . On the 7th of June, about seven o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to my house and wanted a lodging - he went away with a lodger of mine, returned by himself, and went up to the fire-place - he took my husband's watch off the nail, and ran away with it. I called out Stop thief! he got out of my sight, but was stopped and brought back with it.

THOMAS SMITH . I keep a coffee-shop in Liquorpond-street. I saw the prisoner running up Crown-court; he was stopped. A person said in his presence that the prisoner had run to his privy, and shut the flap down. I went to the privy, found the watch, drew it up, and gave it to Read.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 16.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-60

965. CLEOPATRA FRASER was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , one shirt, value 1 l., and one handkerchief, value 1 s. , the goods of Martin Schatz .

MARY SCHATZ . I am the wife of Martin Schatz , the prisoner was my charwoman . On the 12th of June I missed a shirt and handkerchief. I sent her on an errand, she returned in about an hour very much intoxicated. She said before she went out she had no money; she was giving me some change, and I saw she had 2 s., which created my suspicion.

CHARLES FREDERICK PRIDDLE . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Aldersgate-street. On the 12th of June the prisoner pledged the shirt and handkerchief with me for 3 s.

JOHN FORRESTER . I apprehended the prisoner; she said she had pledged them, but meant to return them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 52.

Confined Two Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-61

966. GEORGE LUCAS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of July , one handkerchief, value 2 s., the property of Francis Bunkins , from his person .

FRANCIS BUNKINS . I am a jeweller , and live in Charles-street, City-road. On the 8th of July, between three and four o'clock, I was in Cheapside, opposite Queen-street - a few people were detained by a waggon. I felt my handkerchief taken from pocket, and saw it in the prisoner's hand; he dropped it, and I secured him. There were three others in company with him.

JOHN BROWN. I am a constable. I took the prisoner into custody in a shop in Cheapside. A person said in his presence, that he saw him take the handkerchief out - he denied it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Two boys threw it down - the gentleman is mistaken.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-62

967. JOHN LLOYD was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , 70 yards of moreen, value 2 l. , the goods of John Newman .

JOHN NEWMAN . I am a dyer , and live in Artillery-lane . On the 25th of May, while I was out, I lost the moreen from my shop. In consequence of what I heard, I met the prisoner next day, and asked him who authorized him to fetch the furniture away? he said he was half drunk. I asked him why he did not bring it back? he said it was in some dying liquor, and I could not have until it was done - he kept promising, but never brought it, and I had him apprehended. He said he had lost it.

Prisoner. Q. Had you not asked me to dye it - A. I asked him what he would charge.

ELIZABETH SPEARS . I am servant to Mr. Newman, The prisoner came and asked if my master was at home? I said No - I did not know him before. He said he came for the curtains (pointing to them). I asked him what colour they were to be dyed? he said

"crimson." I told

him he must stop until my master came in. I went into the parlour to the child, he went out with the moreen. - He told me his name.

Prisoner's Defence. He told me to fetch them. I was robbed of them, and offered to pay him.

JOHN NEWMAN re-examined. He did propose to pay for them.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-63

968. JAMES GILIGAN was indicted for stealing, 30 sheets of printed paper, value 1 l. , the property of John Robinson , James Robinson , and Joseph Robinson , Jun.

JOHN ROBINSON . I am a printer and publisher , live in Ivy-lane, and am in partnership with James and Joseph Robinson . We are publishing a work, called the Newgate Calendar, in numbers, which are stitched in blue paper, and stamped with printing ink. We had reprinted No. 100, which completes the work, but had not stitched any of the second edition - a particular plate goes into a particular number. On the 2d of June Mr. Emans showed me ninety-nine numbers, which is a complete set, wanting No. 6. The engravings are placed differently to the manner in which we do them, and from every circumstance attending them, I am certain they were never issued from our warehouse. They were numbered with writing-ink - No. 100 was of the second edition, and we had issued none of them. It is impossible for anybody to sell them at the rate of 2 s. 6 d. a dozen. The prisoner has occasionally been in our shop.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Do you think he stole them - A. I have no doubt but it was done in concert with my apprentice. He mentioned a person he said he bought them of - I believe he is in the trade.

JOSEPH ROBINSON . I have seen the prisoner in our shop at times; he never laid out 5 s. with us altogether.

Cross-examined. Q. They could not have been taken all at once - A. The sheets laid up stairs and down, and at the back of the premises. I went to the prisoner's house, and asked him if he had sold any books to Emans? he said he had. They must have been taken away in sheets.

WILLIAM EMANS . I am a bookseller, and live in Peacock-street, Newington. The prisoner sold me one hundred numbers of the Newgate Calender. There are two of No. 99 - he asked 3 d. a number. I bought them at 2 1/2 d. each. I had bought books of him before. This was on Saturday. On Monday I informed Messrs. Robinsons.

Prisoner's Defence. I received them from another hawker, in exchange for other books.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-64

969. WILLIAM GREENWOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of June , 30 yards of huckaback, value 2 l. 10 s. , the property of Benjamin Simmonds .

BENJAMIN SIMMONDS . I am a linen-factor , and live in Aldermanbury. On the 26th of June, about five o'clock, my porter called me down, when I found the prisoner in custody.

WILLIAM MILLET. I am porter to Mr. Simmonds. I saw the prisoner go out of the warehouse with the huckaback on his shoulder, and stopped him on the other side of the road. It was near the door.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Two Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-65

970. RICHARD MASON was indicted for that he, on the 14th of June , at Fulham , about two o'clock in the night, feloniously did pluck up certain roots, viz. six pecks of onions, value 8 s., belonging to Joseph Jefferys , and growing and being in a certain garden-ground belonging to him .

SECOND COUNT. For stealing the said onions, instead of plucking them up.

THIRD AND FOURTH COUNTS, the same, only stating them to be growing in a certain inclosed ground belonging to the said Joseph Jefferys .

JOSEPH JEFFERYS . I live at North End, Fulham, and am a market-gardener . I had onions growing on my premises in a ground enclosed with a quickset hedge; they were growing there on the morning of the 13th. On the morning of the 15th, about two o'clock, the watchman called me up, I went into the ground and missed them - they must have been pulled up within an hour, as the ground was quite fresh. The patrols brought them to me in a basket and sack - they appeared to have been recently drawn, and were of the same size and appearance as mine. There was about a bushel and a half, and were worth 8 s.

ISAAC HAWKINS . I am a foot patrol of Fulham. On the 15th of June, about two o'clock in the morning, I was going my rounds, and heard somebody in Mr. Jefferys' premises. I got over the hedge, and told Jee to remain there. I saw the prisoner with the sack on his back - I knew him well before. I was going to lay hold of him, but slipped down. He spoke to me, then threw the sack down, and escaped through the hedge and over the water. The sack contained onions. I took it and called the prosecutor. On the 17th of June I apprehended the prisoner. As he was going before the magistrate he confessed it, and said he borrowed the sack of Mr. Boulton, who was going to buy the onions of him.

JOHN JEE , I am a patrol. I was with Hawkins, and saw the prisoner pulling the onions up - I knew him well before. He was afterwards taken, and said he borrowed the sack.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190707-66

971. JAMES WELLS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the property of Alexander Christie Low , from his person .

ALEXANDER CHRISTIE LOW. I am an accountant , and live in Percival-street, Goswell-street. On the 8th of June, I had just got through the archway, coming from

Great Queen-street, Lincoln's Inn-fields , between ten and eleven o'clock in the evening, I felt a pull at my pocket, turned round, and saw the prisoner close behind me. I seized him, missed my handkerchief, and charged him with stealing it. He denied it and dropped it; the watchman picked it up. I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw two boys drop it. I was going to pick it up, and was taken.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant Esq.

Reference Number: t18190707-67

972. THOMAS ALABASTER was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Clark Blundell , about five o'clock in the afternoon of the 14th of June , at St Martin in the Fields (Caroline his wife, and other persons being therein), and stealing, two sheets, value 12 s.; two shirts, value 10 s.; one pair of stockings, value 1 s.; one whittle, value 6 s.; one scarf, value 5 s.; one hat, value 7 s., and one handkerchief, value 2 s. , his property.

WILLIAM CLARK BLUNDELL . I am a bookseller , and live in Church-lane, Strand , in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields. I rent all but one room in the house of my next-door neighbour, who has a lease of the two houses together; they do not communicate - he does not occupy the other room. On the 14th of June, between ten and eleven o'clock in the evening, I came home, found my wife alarmed, and missed these things, which were in the house when I left. I had put the hat near the bedroom-door in the morning.

CAROLINE BLUNDELL . I am the wife of the last witness. On Monday, the 14th of June, I was very ill, and did not get up till three o'clock in the afternoon; I then locked and latched the bed-room-door, and took the key away. Between five and six o'clock, in consequence of what Eliza Evans told me, I went up, and found the bedroom-door wide open - a false latch-key was left in the door. I missed the property stated in the indictment, and sent for a constable.

Q. From the time you locked the door till you found it open, had you been out of the house - A. No; I was in the shop all the time; I had not seen the prisoner about the house. On Wednesday I was standing at the door, and saw him; I recognised my husband's hat on his head the moment I saw him. I took it off, and my husband's handkerchief fell out of the crown - the constable took him to the watch-house. I found a strange hat in the room, which did not belong to us. I gave the hats, handkerchief, and latch-key to the constable.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. The landlord has nothing to do with the house.

ELIZA EVANS . On the 14th of June, I was at the prosecutor's house. I went up to the bedroom between five and six o'clock, and found the door about a nail open - a false key was in the door; I went into the room and found the things gone - I came down and gave the alarm. I went up again with Mrs. Blundell, took the latch-key out of the door, and gave it to her.

ANN LEE . I live in White Hart-court, Castle-street, Leicester-fields - Thomas Lee is my son. On the 14th of January, between two and three o'clock, I went out; I returned between six and seven o'clock, and found the parlour where my son sleeps broken open - I had locked it. My son's hat was gone; I had seen it in the box just before I went out. I found a strange hat on the floor, which Mrs. Barrs took away.

SARAH BARRS . On Tuesday morning, the 15th of June, I called upon Lee, took the hat home to my husband and told him I thought it would fit him - he put it on; it was too big for him. I gave it to the constable that evening.

PETER BARRS . I am the husband of the last witness; she brought me a hat, and I tried it on, but it was too big for me. It was given to the constable.

WILLIAM BROWN . I am a constable. On Wednesday, the 16th of June, about eight o'clock in the evening, I went and took the prisoner at No. 3, Church-court, at work in an old iron shop; he was filing a key, or doing something to a lock; there was another man and woman in the shop. I asked the man if his name was Alabaster? he said, No. I asked the woman which was Alabaster? she pointed to the prisoner, and said that was the man. I took him into custody, and took him to Mrs. Blundell, who took the hat off his head, and the handkerchief fell out. She claimed them, and gave me another hat. I produce a third hat, which was left in Lee's room. I tried this on the prisoner's head at Queen-square, and it fitted him.

THOMAS LEE . The hat left in Blundell's room is mine - I am certain of it. I lost it on the 14th of May.

WILLIAM CLARK BLUNDELL re-examined. I know one of these hats to be mine from its general appearance; the maker's name is partly torn off, but there is the word Bristol, in old English letters left.

CAROLINE BLUNDELL re-examined. I know the hat to be my husband's. The handkerchief is mine; it was marked H G which are the initials of my maiden name. They are partly picked out, but part of the G remains. The sheets were worth 8 s. 6 d. One of the shirts were new, and cost 18 s.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the hat in Church-court.

GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 23.

Recommended to Mercy .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-68

973. WILLIAM SHAVE , WILLIAM SMITH and JAMES SMITH were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of March , five quarters of wheat, value 20 l., the property of James Burgess and William Burgess , in a certain barge on the navigable River Thames .

WILLIAM NASH . I am in the employ of James and William Burgess . On the 8th of March, I loaded 100 quarters of wheat out of the Eyre Coote ship into my master's barge, and left her between five and six o'clock in the evening, afloat - she was moored to the ship; about forty quarters more remained in the ship. Next day, about six o'clock, I missed the barge, and found her a ground about two or three hundred yards from the ship. About two o'clock in the afternoon, I went with White and Evans to the prisoner, Shave's mill - the barge was forty or fifty yards from the mill. I saw some wheat spilt in a coal-barge, which lay alongside; it appeared to be white wheat out of our barge; I saw some wheat which Hemmings

took out of the hopper of the mill. It was white wheat - there was some red on the top.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Did any barge lay along the side of your's that night - A. No; I found a coal-barge alongside of her in the morning; the tide had then ran down considerably. I could step from the coal-barge to the shore.

GEORGE HEMMINGS . I am foreman to the prosecutors. On the 9th of March, between one and two o'clock, I went to the barge which had been moved to the ship again, then went to the mill with White and Nash - Dickers and Smith came there. I told them we had lost wheat, and suspected it was there. I saw a parcel of white wheat on the floor, which came from our warehouse the day before, for Mr. White, of Holborn. We went up stairs to the hopper, and there found some red and white wheat mixed together - we went further up stairs, and found some red wheat in the bin, about a foot deep, and under that was more white wheat, about ten quarters altogether, red and white - most of it was white; I took a sample of it, but it has since been destroyed. About five days after, I gave the officer a sample of the wheat which was in the barge. I took it from the bulk which was in our warehouse, but it was the same wheat.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Did you take any steps, or go before the Justice before the 1st of June - A. It was about that time.

Q. When you went to search the mill, did not Dickers say

"There is no wheat here but what belongs to Mr. White, and I am ready to take fifty oaths of it" - A. He said there was none, but what belonged to Mr. White - the mill was not at work.

Q. On the first examination did Dickers produce a sample of the wheat from the mill - A. No; he did at the second.

ROBERT SISSON . I am a tide-waiter. On the 8th of March, I was on board the ship; the barge was lashed to her with ropes. About a quarter past twelve o'clock at night I missed the barge; it was taken while I left the deck to call my partner. I was not absent seven minutes. I informed the captain.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. It was a foggy night.

JOHN WRIGHT . I am watchman of Millwall and Poplar. On the 9th of March, about one o'clock in the morning, I was passing Shave's mill, and saw a light; I looked through a hole in the shutter, and saw Shave sweeping the floor. I asked him if he was going to work to night? he said he wanted to load some corn in a hurry - I left him. About two o'clock I returned, looked through the same hole, and saw two or three sacks of wheat shot down in a heap where he had been sweeping. I did not see him then.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. What makes you remember the date - A. I was asked about it the next day. I did not go to the Police Office for two months after - it is a common thing to see a light in the mill at night. There was no wind to work the mill.

WILLIAM DICKERS . I am a miller. On the 9th of March I worked for Shave - James Smith also worked for him. I went to the door about a quarter before six o'clock, and rang the bell; Shave came out, and asked who was there before he opened the door? I said it was me. He then unlocked the door, and I went in. He said,

"Lock the door after you, for I expect the Police here every minute." I asked him what he had been doing? he said,

"I have been up all night; me and Smith have worked twenty quarters of wheat out of the barge during the night." I asked whose barge it was? he said he did not know, it was a barge that had drifted ashore. I asked him where the wheat was? he said it was hoisted, and stored in the bin, which is at the top of the mill. I went up with him, and said,

"There is not twenty quarters here, nor half twenty? he said,

"I think there is more than that, we will go and take some wheat out of White's barge, and store it in the granary as quick as we can." We went to White's barge, got three sacks, and stored them in the granary, which is by the side of the mill - Shave took some of it, and strewed it from the dock to the mill. About eight o'clock William Smith came - I had not seen him before, and asked me how much wheat there was in the mill? I said I dare say there were eight or nine quarters. James Smith had come to work about seven o'clock as usual.

Q. Did you work there in the afternoon - A. Yes, I left between seven and eight o'clock; there were only three sacks of red wheat in the mill then, and three of white. When I went next morning it was all white wheat in the bin. Shave and William Smith afterward put in three sacks of red and white mixed together, with the white that was put in in the night with a shovel - it was not turned up from the bottom. Shave told me that William Smith had sent to him to mix the red with the white wheat of White's, because the Police were in search of it - it was done.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. How long had you been in Shave's service - A. About ten weeks. I came from Bath.

Q. It surprised you to hear he had been taking wheat - A. Yes; White's barge had brought twenty quarters of wheat in that night. Nineteen of them were red.

Q. How soon did you find Mr. Burgess out - A. About a month after - I was ill at the time; he said he would reward me if all things were right. He did not say he would give the 20 l. as you mentioned.

Q. I said nothing about 20 l. - A. I understood you so.

Q. When you found where Mr. Burgess lived, did you go to him, and give information directly - A. No, not for a month after.

Q. Did you not go to him for the purpose of asking him if it was true that he had offered a reward of 20 l. - A. No.

Q. When the mill was searched, you said you would swear there was no wheat there but White's - A. No. I said the wheat in the mill was White's. I did not tell them what had passed between me and Shave.

Q. Did not Shave turn you out of the mill - A. No; he discharged me.

Q. On your solemn oath did you not go to Shave, and say,

"There is a robbery; money I want, and money I will have; you know what I can do unless you give me money" - A. No.

MR. ARABIN. Q. Did you take a sample of the wheat in the bin - A. Yes, on that morning. I afterwards gave it to the officer.

COURT. Q. What was your reason for taking the sample - A. Out of curiosity. I took it to show my wife.

JAMES WHITE . I am a Thames Police Officer. On the 9th of March, I went to search Shave's mill - he was not at home. Dickers and James Smith were there; there was red wheat at the top of the bin; the white was underneath; the sample was lost. Dickers gave me a sample on the 8th of June, which I produce.

MR. BURGESS. I offered no reward for the robbery; the sample of wheat is like mine. I believe it to be the same.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18190707-69

974. PATRICK BRANAN was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , one set of harness, value 10 l.; six books, value 3 l., and 200 lbs. of paper, value 7 l., the property of John Drake , Esq. , in the dwelling-house of Matthew White .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating the books and paper to be the property of our Lord the King ,

JOHN DRAKE , ESQ. I am Deputy Commissary General in his Majesty's service . I had some harness in Mr. White's stable, also some books and official papers; they were left in the room over the stable. The prisoner was in my employ in 1816, and was occasionally in my service in February last. I went to France, and left these things safe; the harness was to be sent to me.

GEORGE MARTIN . I am a shopkeeper, and live in Draper's-place, Burton-crescent. About three months ago, I bought a book of the prisoner as waste paper; I gave him 10 s. 6 d. for it. I sold it to a young woman named Pearsall; about a month after I bought several others of him at 6 d. per pound; he said he had them to sell for another person. The officer took them from my house about five weeks ago.

MR. MATTHEW WHITE . I live in Bedford-square; Mr. Drake's papers were on my premises. On the 3d of June I found the prisoner in custody, then went to the stable, and missed the harness and papers; the prisoner was employed in the stable, and had the key all day. I went with Plank, and found several small books at Martin's.

JOSEPH GRANT . I am a saddle and harness-maker, and live in Francis-street, Tottenham-court-road. On the 28th of May, I bought some harness of the prisoner. He then said he had some coach-harness, which he had shown to a gentleman, and if he did not buy it I should look at it. On the 3d of June, about eleven o'clock in the morning, he called, and sent me to the Cock, public-house, in Tottenham-court-road, where the harness was; he came in as I was looking at it, asked ten guineas for it, and said that Bill Gibbons had offered him 7 l. 10 s. for it. I offered him 7 l. for it, and went away; he followed me, and at last said I should have it. I said I could not fetch it then. I went and gave information to the constable. While I was at dinner the prisoner came to know if I was coming for it. Cousins the constable, and myself followed him down to the Cock, public-house; he asked me if I knew Gibson, in Goswell-street. We accompanied him there, and told Mr. Gibson the circumstances; he said he never heard the harness was for sale. The prisoner said it was given to him at the stable. I asked him to go round to Mr. White's, which he refused; we went, and he followed. In consequence of what Miss White said, he was taken into custody. The harness was in a chest.

CHARLES COUSINS . I apprehended the prisoner, and took possession of the harness.

JOHN DRAKE , ESQ. re-examined. I left the chest full of papers, and the harness hung up in the room.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Mrs. Drake authorized me to sell some old harness. I thought this was also for sale.

GUILTY. Aged 32.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-70

975. SARAH MITCHELL was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , five gowns, value 3 l.; one veil, value 30 s.; one pair of stockings, value 7 s.; one spencer, value 1 l.; one cap, value 6 s., and two handkerchiefs, value 12 s., the property of John Philip Hedger , in his dwelling-house .

MARY ANN HEDGER . I am the wife of John Philip Hedger ; we live in St. Luke's ; the prisoner was my servant . On the 10th of May she left - next morning, I missed these things. On the 11th of June I met her in Oxford-street - she ran away; I followed her and secured her with one of my gowns on. As we were taking her to Marlborough-street she said she could produce duplicates of every thing; they were found on her. I went to the pawnbroker's, and got the property.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge with the duplicates. I went to the pawnbroker's, and found the things.

SUSAN KERKSHAW . I have two gowns which the prisoner pledged with me in the name of Shrewsbury. I live in Brick-lane.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18190707-71

976. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of July , one silver spoon, value 30 s., and one silver fork, value 30 s., the goods of James Hunter , in his dwelling-house .

MARY ANDREWS . I am housekeeper to Mr. James Hunter , who lives in Euston-square . On the 1st of July, about two o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner coming out of the dining-room with a silver fork and spoon wrapped in a handkerchief; he ran out, and shut the door after him. I followed him down the mews. I fell, and he threw the plate away. Rogers stopped him, and I picked them up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ANDREW ROGERS . I am a slater. I saw the prisoner

come out of the prosecutor's house. Andrews called Stop thief, and I secured him.

GUILTY. Aged 13.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Holroyd.

Reference Number: t18190707-72

977. MARY CARTER and ANN BRIEN were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of June , eleven yards of cambric, value 10 s., the property of Charles Boyden , privately in his shop .

JOHN DAWSON . I am shopman to Mr. Charles Boyden , who is a linen-draper , and lives at Shoreditch . On the 26th of June, between six and seven o'clock in the evening, the prisoners came to our shop; Brien bought a yard of calico. There was a parcel of cambric on the counter opposite them; I went up stairs, leaving them close by the counter. When I returned they stood in the same place - they were waiting to pay something which Carter owed for a gown. I observed that Carter had something bulky under her clothes; I spoke to the other shopman, and watched her; she moved from the counter towards Brien, who then sat on a stool. She turned herself round in front of her, opened her legs, and dropped the parcel on Brien's feet, and with Brien's assistance moved it under the stool, with their feet, then both went out. I jumped over the counter, picked the cambric up, followed, and secured them both.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BRIEN'S Defence. I went with Carter, and came out. I stole nothing.

CARTER - GUILTY. Aged 17.

BRIEN - GUILTY. Aged 16.

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

Confined Nine Months ,

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Burrough.

Reference Number: t18190707-73

978. THOMAS FREEMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , one pair of boots, value 14 s. , the goods of James Hare .

JAMES HARE . I am a warehouseman , and live in Cannon-street . On the 7th of June, about seven o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came and took a pair of boots out of my window - he put them under his coat, and went out; I followed him. He saw me, and ran down Bush-lane. I called out Stop thief! and he threw them down. He was stopped. I never lost sight of him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-74

979. RICHARD OAKES was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , one coat, value 5 s. , the property of Joseph Wartnaby .

JOSEPH WARTNABY . I am a merchant , and live in Adam's-court, Broad-street . On the 11th of June, about eleven o'clock, my servant said there was a thief in the house; I opened the door - the prisoner ran down stairs, and I followed him. He pulled my great-coat off and threw it down the opposite area. I secured him, and brought him back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 54.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-75

980. BENJAMIN NOBLE and MARY BROWN were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , at St. Leonard, Eastcheap , forty yards of woollen cloth, value 9 l., the property of Jeremiah Steel , in his dwelling-house .

WILLIAM SQUIRE SMITH . I am apprentice to Jeremiah Steel , who lives at No. 11, Great Eastcheap, and is a slopseller . I know the prisoner, Noble, he was employed by my master to make up garments - I have known him about eleven months. On Christmas day I asked him to lend me 18 d. He said he wondered that I was without money, for it was hard to work in the vineyard without tasting the grapes. I asked him what he meant by that? he said there was plenty of things in our warehouse that I could make money of, and he would come next morning if I would give him something. He came next morning, and I gave him about six yards of velveteen - he brought me 3 s. or 4 s. for it.

Q. Did he often come to the house before your master was up - A. Yes; early in the morning. I informed him that a young woman had told me to be aware, for that she did not like a man that was loitering about our window before the shop was open; he said then he would bring Mary Brown - she then came several times with him. The last time she came I gave her a piece of mixed cloth and a piece of kersey.

Q. Where was Noble at that time - A. He came to the door and shoved it, which was a signal that he was there; a very few minutes afterwards Brown came in with a green bag under her arm, which I had seen several times before - it belonged to Noble. I gave her the piece of mixed cloth and the kersey; she put it into the green bag, and took it out of the warehouse; I saw Noble with it in the same green bag on Fish Street-hill, about ten minutes after; I do not know what he did with it. He gave me 1 l. on account the same day; he was to give me 3 l. for the cloth and kersey. The cloth measured about forty yards, besides the kersey.

Q. Did you or he afterwards become alarmed - A. I told him several times that I was afraid of being found out. He told me to stand my ground, for it would be better than to run away; for if I was taken up I might say I knew nothing about it. About a week after this I ran away, and went directly to Noble, in Redgate-alley, Minories; he told me to get a coach, and he would take me to Spitalfields. About a week after this, I met Brown in Whitechapel, and she went to Gravesend with me, and passed as my mother, as she said it would lull suspicion. I was to get a ship at Gravesend, and leave the country. Noble also said I had better get away, for there was a sharp look out after me. I staid there one night, then went to Chatham on Thursday, and on Friday I returned to my mother in town. I went to my master, and told his brother the whole truth - before I was taken up I confessed the whole.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. This was after you

thought you should have starved - A. Yes. The cloth was worth 4 s. 6 d. a yard. I squandered the money away. I saw Noble come and push the door - I used to leave it ajar for him.

Q. You moved the cloth from the shelf before he came for it - A. No.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. The woman lived with Noble - A. Yes, in the same house. He has got a wife - they did not live together as man and wife.

MARY TUCKLEY . I live at Mr. George Proctor 's, who is a provision-merchant, at No. 17, Great Eastcheap, opposite Mr. Steel's; I have lived there sometime. I know the prisoner, Noble, I have seen him very often loitering about Mr. Steel's house of a morning, from the hours of six till eight, in consequence of which I cautioned the boy to beware, having a suspicion of those who came about the house. I have frequently looked at Noble, and noticed him, particularly one morning with a green bag under his arm, which created great suspicion in my mind that he was after no good. When he saw any one noticing him he would hang down his head, and when any one was observing him he would run up courts.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. I never spoke to the boy before. I saw the woman once; I knew neither of them before. I once saw the woman come out of Mr. Steel's shop with a parcel under her arm.

ELIZABETH LANGRIDGE . I live next door to Mr. Steel. I know Brown; I have often seen her at Mr. Steel's door, early in the morning. I have seen her there from a quarter before six until seven o'clock, sitting on the step of the door.

WILLIAM DAVIS . I am a journeyman tailor. On the 22d of May I lived at No. 1, Essex-court, Essex-street, Whitechapel; I know both the prisoners; Noble used frequently to come up to my place. He came about the 22d of May, and brought me a piece of cloth to make two coats - he cut them out, and I made them up. Mr. Steel had the remainder from me a fortnight or three weeks after - it was part of the same piece Noble brought me; he told me to save the piece of cloth, for he had got some more of the same, which would make three coats.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Have you ever been in Newgate - A. I was once.

Q. Do you know Dennis Rhoney - A. Yes, I was one night in his room.

Q. You told him, that if the prisoner, Noble, would give you 30 l., you would turn about, and be a witness for him - A. No, never. I was talking about the affair, but not a word of the kind ever passed. I have lived in Essex-street, backward and forward, for three years - I have been there the last time two years. No charge was laid against me.

JEREMIAH STEEL . I live at No. 11, Great Eastcheap, in the parish of St. Leonard, Eastcheap - I keep the house. Smith was my apprentice, and resided there with my family. I produce a remnant of cloth, which I received of Davis; I know it to be my property, it has my private mark on it, and is part of a piece of forty yards, which I lost out of my shop about the 20th of May; it was worth 9 l. The shop is part of the dwelling-house.

WILLIAM ASHDOWN . In May last I kept a public-house at Gravesend. The witness, Smith, came there one evening in May, and asked for a bed. The prisoner, Brown, was with him; she was present, and could hear what he said. He asked for a bed for his mother-in-law, and one for himself; they slept there. I understood they came down together in a boat.

JOHN LACEY HAWKINS . I am a marshalman of the City. About the 12th of June I went in pursuit of the prisoner, Noble. I heard of him at Baldock, in Hertfordshire, and took him at Hanwell, where he passed by the name of Jones. I took him on Saturday, the 12th of June, at ten o'clock at night.

NOBLE'S Defence. I went out of town to see a brother, in Northamptonshire, who was dying. I got work in the country, and remained there. I did not change my name.

BROWN'S Defence. I know nothing about it.

DENNIS RHONEY . I am a tailor, and live at No. 2, Redgate-alley, Minories. On the 8th of this present month, William Davis came to my room, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, and told me he was employed by Mr. Steel the day before, that he gave him no money for his time, and he was to attend him again at half-past nine o'clock that morning; and if Mr. Steel did not give him some money to support his wife and family, he did not mind what part he was on.

Q. Did he say anything else - A: He said he was after leaving a piece of cloth, two or three yards long, in possession of the prisoner's, Noble, brother; that he laid down the piece and went out for half an hour, to give him an opportunity to take it away, and when he came back he was a d - d fool, for he was not off with it, for he would not have it then to be sworn to.

NOBLE - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 46.

BROWN - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 25.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-76

981. ISAAC PETTITT was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , two hats, value 1 l. 15 s. , the goods of Henry Hoare , Esq.

JAMES STANTON . I am a tailor, and live in Falcon-court, Fleet-street , in the house of Henry Hoare , Esq., the banker . Four hats were sent there in boxes, which were to go to the country-house, at Mitcham. I went out on the 7th of June, when I returned two had been stolen.

JOHN WEBB. On the 7th of June, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, I was coming down Fleet-street, and saw the prisoner run out of Falcon-court, with the hat-boxes in his hand - he ran up Clifford's Inn, and dropped them in the passage - I picked them up. The gate was shut, and he was secured.

JOHN HAINES . I am a porter. I was passing St. Dunstan's church, and saw Webb following the prisoner, who had the boxes - he dropped them in the middle of the passage. A gentleman stopped him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

GUILTY . Aged 43.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-77

982. JAMES LACY was indicted for unlawfully obtaining from William Dickinson , six tissue scarfs, value 16 l., with intent to cheat him thereof .

WILLIAM DICKINSON . I am a silk-manufacturer , and live in Cheapside . On the 15th of June the prisoner

came to my house - I knew him before - he said he wanted some tissue scarfs, for Mr. Thomas Coates , of No. 134, Oxford-street. Coates was no customer of mine, but I knew there was such a man. He looked out five at 55 s. each, and one at 45 s. I made out an invoice for cash at the end of the month. I asked him if his name was not Lacy? he said it was. I knew him when he lived with Mr. Smith, of Cheapside. He said he lived with Mr. Coates, 134, Oxford-street. I asked him if I should send them? he said No; Mr. Coates would laugh at him if he had them sent - they were worth 16 l. I let him take them. On the 24th of June I applied to Mr. Coates for payment, and found he knew nothing of it. On the 2d of July I took the prisoner in a public-house at the corner of Covent-garden. He begged pardon.

THOMAS COATES . I live at No. 134, Oxford-street, and am a linen-draper. I do not know the prisoner - I never sent him for any scarfs.

WILLIAM SHORTER . I took the prisoner in charge; he said that every thing that was said at the office about the scarfs was correct, and he had sold them.

Prisoner's Defence. I have been brought into this by keeping gay company. I have lived in very respectable houses, and throw myself on the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-78

983. JOHN ALLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , two candlesticks, value 3 s. , the property of Robert Viner , Esq.

JANE SANSON . I am servant to Robert Viner , Esq., who lives in Grafton-street . On the 12th of June, about twelve o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner come down the area, and take the candlesticks off the kitchen window - I ran out, and took them out of his basket. He said he came from Mr. Johnson, for a tea-urn to mend.

ELIZA BATEMAN . I saw the prisoner stopped with the candlesticks.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went to ask for work.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-79

984. BENJAMIN HINKS was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , one saddle, value 40 s. , the goods of George Sherward , and JAMES FRANCIS was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, knowing it to be stolen .

MR. GEORGE SHERWARD . I am a horse-dealer , my stables are in Pitt's Head-yard, Park-lane . On Sunday, the 2d of May, I lost the saddle.

SAMUEL CHESTER . I am servant to the prosecutor. I left the stables between six and seven o'clock on Sunday evening, and locked them up - every thing was then safe. I went at six o'clock next morning, and missed the saddle; the door was still locked; a person could get in by lifting up the sky-light. I saw the saddle afterwards at Marlborough-street. I had seen Hinks about the yard.

WILLIAM SPENDLOVE . I am a dealer in harness, and live in Crawford-street. On Saturday, the 3d of May, I was in Park-street, and saw the prisoner, Hinks, coming up Reeves's-mews, he was looking at the stables. I went and asked him if he had any harness or saddles to dispose of? he said I had sold the sweeps in Lord Denbeigh's case - I said he was mistaken. He said,

"If I had known you had been staunch, I would have brought you 50 l. worth of things;" I said I was staunch enough. He then said he had got a saddle in pawn in a street leading to Oxford-street, but there was a row about it, and the duplicate was burnt. We went to Mount-street to drink; a man came in whom I did not wish to see, and we went to another house at the corner of South Audley-street. I said,

"You have burnt the duplicate, how will you get it without going to a magistrate?" He asked me if I knew Jem Francis? I said I did not know him by name. He said

"He has been a cross cove for these twenty years, and I have been on the cross three years, and Francis used always to dispose of my things, but he did not exactly come up to the mark, and I dispose of them myself in general, but the pawnbroker knows Francis, and will let him have the saddle in a moment without the duplicate." He then asked me if I bought shiners? which means glasses. I said I only bought saddles and harness. He asked if I bought box-coats? I said I did not mind one or two, if they were drab ones. He said he had had fifteen pair of shiners, and nine box-coats. He said if I would give him my direction he would go to Francis, get the saddle, and bring it to me in the evening - that it was in pawn for 12 s., and I should have it for 8 s. more, and I need not dispute his word about its being worth that. I watched him out of the public-house, and saw him go down Street's-buildings, where Francis lived. I then went to Marlborough-street, gave information, an officer came to my house, and waited for him that evening, but he did not come. About six o'clock on Sunday morning he came with a sack which had box-coats and other things in it, but not the saddle. I told him I expected a country dealer, that I would go and look for him, and told him to wait at the public-house the while. He took his sack and went. I fetched Wales, the officer, to my house - I then fetched Hinks - Wales acted as a country dealer, and agreed to buy the things of him. I asked him about the saddle; he said he could not see Francis, but he could get it at eight o'clock next morning if we liked. He said a man of his party had got a gig harness and saddle; he went for it, but did not return. I went into the country, and when I returned in the evening I found he had been, and that I should find him at the Britannia. I went and called him out, and asked him why he did not bring the saddle? he said he had sold it in the Borough, but he should have something for me in the morning, and appointed to come at six o'clock, but did not. I saw him on Tuesday morning, about ten o'clock, at the corner of Berner's-street, and asked him why he did not come? he said he had nothing in my way, but he was going to Cherwood's, in Gee's-court.

Q. Did he bring you any saddle - A. No. I went to Chesswood's, and saw him and Chesswood making a skeleton key; I went and told Plank, and had him apprehended.

SAMUEL PLANK . I am an officer. Spendlove fetched me; I went to Henrietta-street, close to Gee's-court, and saw Hinks go into the Lamb and Flag, public-house - Chesswood and Spendlove followed him. I apprehended Hinks, and found four skeleton keys in his pocket. I had information, which led me to Aldous's, the pawnbroker, in Berwick-street, where I found a saddle, which the prosecutor claimed - the duplicate was in the name of Francis, pledged on the 3d of May, for 12 s. On Tuesday morning early I went to Francis's lodgings, found him in bed, and asked him if he knew Hinks? he said he did. I asked him if he had received any saddle from him? he said No. I said,

"You have, for you have pledged it at Aldous's." he then said he had.

JOHN SHERVALL . I am servant to Mr. Aldous, a pawnbroker. On Monday, the 3d of May, about twelve o'clock, Francis pledged a saddle for 12 s. He gave his address,

"No. 17, Berwick-street." I knew him before.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN WALES . I am an officer. On the 30th of May Spendlove gave me information - I went to his house, and saw Hinks; I represented myself as a country dealer. He said he sold one saddle, and had another in pawn.

HINKS'S Defence. I met one Dodsworth, who formerly worked for the prosecutor - he had a saddle. I went to the Crabtree; while we there Francis came in. Dodsworth asked where he could pledge the saddle? I asked Francis to pledge it; he took and pledged it for 12 s. I gave Dodsworth the duplicate, and he gave me 2 s.

- CHESSWORTH. Dodsworth left my master's service soon after the saddle was stolen, and went to work for my master's brother.

FRANCIS'S Defence. I was coming from market, and called at the public-house - I had lent them 1 s., they said if I would pledge the saddle they would pay me. I pledged it for 12 s. I did not know it was stolen.

HINKS - GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

FRANCIS - GUILTY . Aged 45.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-80

985. MARY BECK and SARAH BECK were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of May , from the person of William Lavalade , one watch, value 3 l.; one handkerchief, value 2 s.; one pair of gloves, value 2 s.; one eye-glass, value 5 s.; one 100 l., two 25 l., five 20 l., five 10 l., and one 1 l. bank note , his property.

WILLIAM LAVALADE . I live at Richmond. On the 8th of May, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, the notes were in my breeches-pocket in a roll. I was coming from Drury-lane, through Swan-yard, into the Strand. Mary Beck was standing at a door in Swan-yard , she began to talk about the weather. I went into the parlour, and there saw Sarah Beck , who acted as the servant. I gave her a 1 l. note to get some drink; she returned, and gave me the change very honourably. I had been up all night, and fell asleep on the table - I awoke, and both were gone. I went out, not suspecting anything, put my hand to my fob, and missed my watch and the rest of my property - I have heard nothing of it since. The prisoners were apprehended a week afterwards. I was quite sober.

WILLIAM TURNER . I am an officer. On the 9th of May the prosecutor told me of the robbery. On the 17th I found the prisoners at the house, and apprehended them. The prosecutor spoke to them, they denied the charge.

Q. Why did you not go to the house immediately - A. The prosecutor did not know the house - he said it was in Drury-lane.

Prisoner's joint Defence (written). We are innocent. The prosecutor said he had been robbed in Jacob's-court, and swore to a house there.

WILLIAM TURNER re-examined. The prosecutor did take me to a house in Jacob's-court.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-81

986. GEORGE LUNN was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , one bridle, value 12 s. , the goods of Thomas Meyrick .

WILLIAM JAY . I keep a stable in Burder-street, Berkeley-square ; Mr. Meyrick keeps his horses, &c. there. On the 1st of June the bridle was lost about four o'clock.

WILLIAM ATKINSON . I am groom to Mr. Thomas Meyrick . I saw the prisoner near the stable, I lost the bridle soon after.

RICHARD HILL . I am a harness-maker. On the 1st of June, about five o'clock, the prisoner came to sell me the bridle; he said it belonged to a groom, who was at a public-house, I said I must see him. I gave him in charge, as I had information from Mr. Jay.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-82

987. WILLIAM COLLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of July , one pair of breeches, value 9 s. 6 d. , the goods of John Kendall .

JOHN KENDALL . I am a tailor , and live at Bethnal-green . On the 2d of July the breeches were taken from my door.

JAMES CURRY . I live near Kendall. A person pointed the prisoner out to me, I secured him about twelve yards from the prosecutor's door, with the breeches.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-83

988. ANN CROWTHER was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of May , one watch, value 1 l., and 9 s. in monies numbered, the goods and monies of William Fewtrell , from his person .

WILLIAM FEWTRELL . I am a journeyman taylor . On the 30th of May, about eleven o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner at the corner of Charles-street, Drury-lane, with

a padlock-key in her hand. I went with her to No. 50, Charles-street , up two pair of stairs - she bolted the door. I sat on the bed and went to sleep - I awoke about three o'clock, she was gone, and had fastened me in. I had not taken my clothes off. I missed my watch and 9 s. I got out of the room in about an hour. Next day I found her in the same room - she denied it.

PATRICK CRAWLEY . I am a watchman. I saw the prosecutor about eleven o'clock that night, he had been knocked down - I saw him again between three and four o'clock, he then said he had lost his watch. Next morning I went with him, and took the prisoner in her room - I found nothing on her.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-84

989. JAMES DEAN was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , one saw, value 3 s. , the property of Samuel Furler .

SAMUEL FURLER . I am a carpenter . On the 28th of May I was at work in St. James's-street - while I was at dinner my saw was stolen out of the shop. I found the prisoner in custody with it.

THOMAS SWINNICK. I was loading some boards at the house; the prisoner slipped through the board while I was going out; I stopped him coming out with the saw.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was in extreme distress.

GUILTY . Aged 49.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-85

990. THOMAS GEORGE was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of June , one rug, value 12 s. , the goods of George Drake .

GEORGE DRAKE . I am a broker , and live in East-street, Marylebone . On the 23d of June, at seven o'clock in the evening, I was coming home, and saw the prisoner come out of my shop, with a rug under his arm. I pursued him. The moment he saw me he quickened his pace; I lost sight of him for a minute, he then dropped the rug. He was running along Kendall's-mews. I picked up the rug, and called Stop thief! he was stopped in my sight - they let him go. I pursued him again and secured him; he said he was very sorry.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. It is my first offence.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190707-86

991. JOHN MOON was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of June , one watch, value 3 l., the goods of Joseph Dyson , from his person .

The prosecutor did not appear .

NOT GUILTY.

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190707-87

992. HENRY JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of June , one silver castor-top, value 5 s. , the property of John Hyde , Esq.

THOMAS MOODY . I am butler to John Hyde, Esq., who lives in Montague-square . On the 18th of June, about eleven o'clock in the morning, I went up stairs, and left the castor-top in the pantry - the area-gate was open. I returned in a few minutes, and found the prisoner there with it in his pocket - he begged I would let him go.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. My father turned me out of doors.

GUILTY . Aged 10.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant Esq.

Reference Number: t18190707-88

993. DENNIS MAHONEY was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of June , five hare-skins, value 15 d. , the goods of George Smith .

JOHN JONES. I am clerk to Messrs. Poland and Co., furriers, who live in the Strand. On the 26th of June, the prisoner and another man came and offered five hare-skins for sale; I told them I suspected they belonged to Mr. Smith, as a fire had been in Gough-square a few hours before - they said they had them from a man at Gravesend. I told them to produce that person - they both ran out of the shop, leaving the skins on the counter. I pursued and secured the prisoner.

MR. GEORGE SMITH . I am a furrier, and live in Gough-square. On the 26th of June there was a fire near my premises; all my goods were carried into the square. I have missed some skins, but cannot swear these are mine.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190707-89

994. MICHAEL NEALE was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , one shawl, value 20 s., the property of Mary Jane Cornish , widow , from her person .

MARY JANE CORNISH . I live in St. John's-street, Bethnal-green. On the 6th of June, about half-past nine o'clock in the evening, my shawl was suddenly snatched off my neck in Slater-street , by the prisoner - he ran by me up the street with it. I called Stop thief! Ollis took him, without my losing sight of him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

RICHARD OLLIS . I am a leather-seller. I heard the cry of Stop thief; the prisoner passed me with something in his hand - he stumbled, and it fell out. I secured and took him to the watch-house.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190707-90

995. ROBERT WEBB , JOSEPH BRICKHILL , and DANIEL BARRATT were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , one watch, value 5 s.; one key, value 1 d., and one ribbon, value 1 d. , the property of William Griffin .

WILLIAM GRIFFIN . I keep a chandler's-shop , in Bethnal-green-road . On the 9th of June, about half-past ten o'clock in the morning, the three prisoners came into my shop together; my wife and I were in the passage by the side of the shop - hearing footsteps we went into the parlour, and saw Webb take the watch off the nail; he went into the shop, and handed it to Brickhill, and all three ran out. I pursued, and saw them walking towards Bethnal-green - we lost sight of them there, and found them in

Camden-gardens. My wife seized Brickhill and Webb. I saw Brickhill hand something to Barratt, I followed and stopped Barratt. I said,

"You have got my watch!" he said,

"No, I have not - the man who stole it has gone across Hare-fields." I said he had it - he then gave it to me. I let him go, and returned to help my wife, who kept the other two. About ten days afterwards, I saw Barratt in custody, and am certain he is the man.

CHARLOTTE ALICIA GRIFFIN . I am the prosecutor's wife. I went into the parlour with my husband, and saw Webb in the act of taking the watch - all three ran out; I followed, and collared Webb and Brickhill. I saw Brickhill give something to Barratt - I will not swear Barratt is the man.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BRICKHILL'S Defence. They have both perjured themselves.

WEBB - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined One Year .

BRICKHILL - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

BARRATT - NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190707-91

996. JOHN WARD was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , one watch, value 1 l.; one chain, value 3 d.; one seal, value 1 d., and one key, value 1 d., the goods of John Clark , from his person .

JOHN CLARK . I am a sawyer , and live in Tunbridge-road. On the 31st of May, between eight and nine o'clock, I was in Baker-street - my wife was leading me home. I was a little fresh. I wanted a little more, and my wife was pulling me home. A mob surrounded me, and I was knocked down - I got up as soon as I could; a man came up to me, and asked if I had lost my watch? I felt and missed it; he pointed over to the prisoner, and said,

"There is the man who has got it;" my wife was near him, and collared him - he denied it. He told her to let him go; a man struck her arm, which made her break her hold, and the prisoner ran away. I called Stop thief! Pepper secured him and brought him back; we found the watch in the knee of his breeches.

SUSAN CLARK . I am the wife of the last witness. I was endeavouring to get him home as he was a little intoxicated - several people came round; he was pushed down by the crowd, who came round us. As soon as he got up he missed his watch, and pointed to the prisoner, saying, he was informed he had got it. I seized him - he denied it; a man struck me on the arm, and I was obliged to let him go - he ran away, and I called Stop thief! Pepper brought him back.

SAMUEL PEPPER . I am servant to Captain Hanbury . I saw Clark and his wife in the street, and the prisoner running. There was a cry of Stop thief! I pursued and secured him; he begged of me to let him go. I searched him in the prosecutor's presence, and found the watch in the knee of his breeches.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw the watch on the ground, picked it up, and it dropped through to the knee of my breeches.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190707-92

997. ANN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of June , one pail, value 2 s. , the property of Joseph Clark .

MARY HALL . I live in Pitt's-place, Drury-lane, opposite Clark. I saw the prisoner go out of the house with the pail. The lodger came to the door with her, and as soon as the lodger left she made off with it.

HARRIET HENNINGS . I live in Queen-street, Seven Dials. I bought the pail of two women, whom I do not know.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190707-93

998. ISAAC GREENSLADE was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of John Schank Parry , from his person .

JOHN SCHANK PARRY . I am articled to a solicitor in the Temple . On the 8th of June, about ten o'clock, I was walking with a friend in Great Queen-street; just after we had passed the Freemason's-tavern, I felt a pull at my pocket, turned round, and missed my handkerchief; I saw the prisoner and a boy close behind me, and charged the prisoner with having it - he dropped it, and ran away. My friend secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I pulled the handkerchief from between the railings.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190707-94

999. JANE SAUNDERS was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , two shirts, value 14 s.; two shifts, value 7 s., and two frocks, value 5 s. , the goods of Samuel Denson .

JANE DENSON . I am the wife of Samuel Denson , who lives at Hoxton . On the 13th of June, between six and seven o'clock, the prisoner called upon me - I asked her to mind my children while I went to fetch my husband. I afterwards went up to put my child to bed - the prisoner ran up to me, and hid herself in the curtains. My husband came up and pulled the children off the bed; she ran out, took these things off the horse, and went away. My husband held me, I could not follow her. I met her about a fortnight after, but have never found the things.

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor's wife threatened to beat me, as she said her husband had been taking liberties with me.

JAMES ASSORM . I am a watchman of Shoreditch; the prisoner lodged with me. The prosecutor's wife came and charged her with being out all night with her husband, but said nothing about her stealing any thing. She threatened her.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190707-95

1000. ROBERT STONE was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 5 lbs. of bacon, value 3 s. , the property of Richard Carter .

WILLIAM PRICE . I am a watchman of St. Giles's. On the 2d of June, about ten o'clock in the evening, I was in

Middle-row - a gentleman told me to watch two boys at a bacon-shop. I saw the prisoner run out with the bacon under his arm; I followed him, and secured him in a chandler's shop in George-street, offering it for sale.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190707-96

1001. WILLIAM PHILLIPS was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of June , one ridicule, value 3 s.; one handkerchief, value 2 s.; 10 s. in monies numbered, and a 1 l. bank note, the goods and monies of Jane Phillips , widow , from her person .

JANE PHILLIPS . I am a widow, and live in Somerset-place, Gloucester-terrace, Stepney. On the 29th of June, about twelve o'clock in the day, I was in Gloucester-terrace with a lady and my sister - my ridicule was snatched from me. I saw the prisoner run up the street; he was immediately stopped, and gave it to my sister.

WILLIAM BEARCROFT . I belong to the West India Commissioners' Office. On the 29th of June, I was coming out of a public-house in Gloucester-terrace, saw the prisoner leave the prosecutrix, and heard the alarm. I pursued, and secured him with the ridicule.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-97

1002. JOHN HIDE was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , one pair of wheels, value 17 s., and one axle-tree, value 12 s. , the goods of Joshua Richards .

JOSHUA RICHARDS . I am a carpenter , and live in Euston-crescent. On the 15th of June, in the morning, I missed the wheels, and axletree of my truck out of the area. I saw them again about a week after in the prisoner's possession. He said he gave a cart in exchange for them.

NEWEY TRALLAGAN. I work for Richards. I put the axletree and wheels in the area, and afterwards missed them. I found the wheels in a wheeler's yard afterward.

(Axletree produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bartered a small cart for them.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Whipped and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-98

1003. THOMAS GLOVER was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , two iron crows, value 8 s., and one iron damper, value 2 s. , the goods of Samuel Parker .

SAMUEL PARKER . I am a bricklayer . On the 7th of June, I lost these things out of my shed in Maidenhead-court, Spitalfields .

ANN NOPE . I live in Maidenhead-court. A man came to my house to borrow a hammer, and went to the shed. I saw his back, but who he was I cannot tell.

ISAAC DAVIS . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner. He said he did it out of distress. The prosecutor had not told him what he charged him with.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-99

1004. JOHN DOWLING was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , one brass die, value 5 s. , the goods of Michael Rook .

MICHAEL ROOK . I am a silversmith , and live in Burleigh-court, Burleigh-street, Strand; the prisoner was my apprentice ; I found this die in his pocket. I had not given him leave to put it there.

JOHN MOUNT . I work for Mr. Rook. The prisoner told me that he took the die, and intended to steal it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-100

1005. CATHARINE MURPHY was indicted for embezzlement .

The Court ruled that this Statute did not extend to females.

ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-101

1006. MARY MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of June , ten 1 l. and one 2 l. bank notes, the property of William Brooks , from his person .

WILLIAM BROOKS . I am a glover , and live at Whitby, in Oxfordshire. On the 30th of June, about eleven o'clock at night, I had been with some friends, and left them in Featherstone-street, City-road - I had 12 l. in my pocket. I went with a girl to a street near, and went into a house with her, but do not know what part of the house - the prisoner was in the room when the girl left. The watchman awoke me about two o'clock in the morning, he had the prisoner in custody. I missed my money, and found it at the watch-house.

JOHN SEAMAN . I am watchman of Golden-lane. On the 30th of June, about two o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came near me, called a man named May, and told him his daughter was dying - she desired me to call him, which I did, and he said he was coming down. She then said to me,

"I know nothing about his daughter, he is my husband; I will tell you what I have done. I have drawn a man of 5 l." I said then I must take you to the watch-house - she offered me a 1 l. note to let her go. I called Miller, and took nine 1 l. and a 2 l. note out of her handkerchief. She then took me to a room in James'-court, where the prosecutor was, and said she got them there.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Did you not want half the money - A. No.

JOHN MILLER . I am a watchman. Seaman called me. I saw ten notes found on the prisoner. She gave me 1 l. as she was going along.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a roll of papers on the table which I took for ballads. The watchman is false. I went to ask a friend to take the money.

HENRY MAY . I am a bricklayer, and live in Golden-lane. The prisoner called me. I heard Seaman say,

"Give me half and you shall go." She refused.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-102

1007. RICHARD ODDY and JOHN RAGSDALE were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of March , one chaise, value 12 l., and one set of chaise harness, value 1 l. , the property of Peter Brooks and Samuel Dougal .

SAMUEL DOUGAL . I am in partnership with Peter Brooks ; we are coachmakers , and live in the City-road. On the 25th of March, Oddy came and hired a chaise for half an hour; he returned it, came next day, and had a chaise and harness; he said he only wanted it half a day - another man was with him - he never returned it. About a month after, I saw it at the George, livery-stables, and saw the harness in Cable-street.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. He said nothing about the time he wanted it on the second day - A. No; he said he wanted an old chaise to try a horse.

Q. I believe if he was discharged to night, you would lend him another tomorrow - A. Yes.

JOHN PRICE . I am servant to the prosecutor. On the 26th of March, I harnessed the horse and chaise for the prisoner - a person who was with him took it out of the yard; it was Ragsdale.

JOHN KELLINGWORTH. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Brick-lane. On the 3d of April, I lent Oddy 3 l. on a chaise. It was put in the George, livery-stables.

WILLIAM SOWERBY . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Cable-street. On the 26th of May, a harness was pledged with me for 10 s., in the name of Oddy.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-103

1008. WILLIAM WOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of June , 2 lbs. of coffee, value 2 s. 8 d. , the property of William Scott and Edward Scott .

WILLIAM SCOTT . I am in partnership with Edward Scott ; we are lightermen ; the prisoner was a waterman . On the 23d of June we had coffee in our lighter, named the Edward and Mary, which was in the West India Docks.

WILLIAM WILLIAMSON . I am an Excise officer. On the 23d of June, about one o'clock, three bags of coffee were put on board the lighter, one was marked S D - it weighed 1 cwt. 1 qr. and 19 lbs. I afterwards weighed it in the presence of Wells, it only weighed 1 cwt. 1 qr. and 12 lbs.

JAMES WELLS . I am a tide-surveyor. I was present when Williamson weighed the coffee which I took out of the Edward and Mary. I received information, which induced me to weigh the bag marked S D. The seam had been ripped open.

THOMAS DOWNER . I am a Thames Police officer. On the 23d of June I was on duty at the Limehouse Bason, in the West India Docks, and found the prisoner on board Scott's lighter, withdrawing his hand from a hole in a bag of coffee, I jumped down, and asked what he was about - he said, Nothing. I told him there was a hole in the bag, he said it was as he brought it from the warehouse. I pulled his hat off, and found 2 lbs. of coffee in his hat - his handkerchief was over it.

Prisoner's Defence. The bag was cut. I swept it up, and was going to put it into the bag.

GUILTY . Aged 58.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-104

1009. JOHN JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , one measure, value 2 d.; twenty oranges, value 2 s.; seven lemons, value 6 d.; one quarter of a peck of nuts, value 1 s., and one quarter of a peck of walnuts, value 1 s. , the goods of George Mason .

ANN MASON . I am the wife of George Mason ; we live at Stepney-green . On the 1st of June I was called up between four and five o'clock in the morning, found my shop broken open, and these things gone - the lock was forced open. The watchman had the prisoner in custody.

ALLEN ADAMS . I am a watchman. About four o'clock in the morning of the 1st of June, I saw the prisoner go by the watch-house with an apron full of oranges, lemons, and nuts. I stopped him about two hundred yards from the prosecutor's - he had the nut measure. He said he had been to Stepney fair to sell them; I said it looked suspicious, as they were mixed together. I locked him up. I found the prosecutor's door open, called her up, and she claimed the measure.

(Measure produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A Jew sold them to me in the road.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-105

1010. WILLIAM BAKER was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of June , one ass, price 9 s. , the property of Charles Bonwick .

CHARLES BONWICK . I am a coachman , and live at Stepney ; my ass grazed before my door. On the 26th of June, about six o'clock in the morning, I turned her out, and missed her at eight o'clock on Wednesday - a man came and gave me information. I found it in possession of Marriott. The prisoner lived in the neighbourhood.

SAMUEL MARRIOTT. I am a baker, and live at Romford. On the 26th of June, about twelve o'clock, the prisoner came into the market with the donkey - I bought it of him. He said he had bought it at Stepney, but did not know of whom.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Whipped and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-106

1011. JAMES BEST , THOMAS CROWDER , and THOMAS PHILLIPS were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , one pair of shoes, value 5 s. , the goods of Richard Crowden .

[Crowder, Aged 14, and Phillips, Aged 11, pleaded Guilty.]

RICHARD CROWDEN . I am a shoemaker , and live in Henrietta-street, Covent-garden . On Saturday evening, the 29th of May, between eight and nine o'clock, a gentleman brought Phillips into my shop. I found my window cut, and three pair of shoes stolen. I took one shoe out of Phillips's coat-pocket.

EDWARD LEWIS . I live in Bermondsey. Between eight and nine o'clock in the evening of the 29th of May

I was in Henrietta-street, and saw three boys about - I know Phillips was one; he used an expression which I did not understand. I saw them run from the prosecutor's window. I secured and took Phillips into the shop, and took a shoe from him.

JAMES BARTLETT . I am a watch-house-keeper. Phillips was brought to the watch-house. I was called up next morning, and informed that Crowder and Best had a shoe to sell. I went to Crowder's apartments in Bedfordbury, he came in, and at first denied having it, and said Best had it. I found Best in a court in Bedfordbury - he denied it; Crowder said,

"you have got it, and must give it up." He then said he had thrown it away in St. Martin's-lane; I took them there, Best went into a narrow passage, picked the shoe up under the wall, and gave it to me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BEST'S Defence. Bartlett said I had the shoe, I showed him where a boy had laid it. I was at home at the time of the robbery.

GUILTY. Aged 16.

Judgments respited on all three .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-107

1012. SAMUEL TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of June , four printed bound books, value 28 s. , the property of Charles Edward Pritchard .

CHARLES EDWARD PRITCHARD . I am a bookseller , and live at Islington-green . On the 10th of June these books were taken off my stall in the evening

BARNARD GLEED . I am an officer. On the 11th of June, about seven o'clock in the evening, I stopped the prisoner in Goswell-street, with these books in his apron. He said a boy in the City-road gave them to him to carry. I detained him, as he did not know where he was to carry them to.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was to carry them to St. Luke's.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-108

1013. CHARLES POLLEY was indicted for feloniously putting off seven pieces of counterfeit money, of the likeness and similitude of a good and lawful shilling, at a lower rate and value than they by their denomination did import, and were counterfeited for (i. e.) for the sum of 3 s. 6 d. against the statute .

JOHN MASTERS . I am a bookbinder, and live in Canterbury-court, St. Andrew's-hill - I know the prisoner. I had no connection with him until the 8th of June, and then informed Armstrong that I had engaged to meet the prisoner on the 9th of June at the George, in Grafton-street, Soho, to purchase half a score of counterfeit shillings of him - he said they would come to 5 s. Before I met him I went to Armstrong, who searched me every where - I had only one penny about me. They gave me four shillings and two sixpences in good money, which they marked - this was at Worship-street; they then accompanied me in a coach to Grafton-street, and waited about fifty yards off. I saw the prisoner opposite the George, public-house, he came to me, and asked how many I wanted? I said half a score, what I had agreed for - he said he had but seven, took them from his left hand sleeve, and gave them to me. I gave him 3 s. and a 6 d. of the money Armstrong had given me, keeping the other shilling and sixpence. Armstrong came up, seized us both, and took us into a public-house; he searched us, found the seven bad shillings on me, and 1 s. 6 d. of the marked money, and the 3 s. 6 d. on him; they asked me who I had the bad money from? I said from the prisoner - he made no answer.

JOHN ARMSTRONG . I am an officer of Worship-street. Masters gave me information. I and my son met him on the 9th of June, at a public-house next door to the office, and searched him - he had no money; my son gave him 4 s. and two 6 d., which were marked on the head; we went with him in a coach to Grafton-street, got out, and let him go before, but kept him in sight, in about two minutes he came out of the George, I then saw him walking down the street with the prisoner, he gave a signal, by touching his hat - we seized them, and took them into the King's Head, public-house. I found a paper on Masters, containing seven counterfeit shillings; he said he had them from the prisoner - the prisoner said nothing.

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG . I was with my father, he has spoken correctly. I searched the prisoner, and found one of the shillings I had marked in his hand, and 2 s. 6 d. in his pocket, which I had also marked. He had no other money.

MR. CALEB EDWARD POWELL . I am assistant to the solicitor of the Mint. The 7 s. are all counterfeit, and from the same die; they have never been in circulation.

GUILTY .

Confined One Year , and Fined One Shilling .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-109

1014. DAVID SINCLAIR was indicted for embezzlement .

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-110

1015. MICHAEL WELCH was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , one watch, value 2 l., and one ribbon, value 1 d., the property of John Lambert West , from his person .

JOHN LAMBERT WEST . I live at Hammersmith. On the 17th of June, about one o'clock in the day, I was in Drury-lane, near Great Queen-street , a coach had broken down, which occasioned a crowd; I stopped to look at it, there was a cry of

"Mind your pockets." I put my hand down to feel for my handkerchief, and at that time the prisoner snatched my watch out of my fob. I saw him, and caught hold of the ribbon, but he got it away, and passed it to another person - he was seized before he got out of my sight. I have never found it. I saw it in his hand.

Prisoner's Defence. He found nothing on me.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-111

1016. JOHN ROBERTS was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of June , one pair of boots, value 8 s. , the property of John Shakespeare .

JOHN SHAKESPEARE . I live in Short's-gardens . On the 22d of June the prisoner and two other men slept in the same room with me, I awoke about seven o'clock next morning, and found the prisoner and my boots gone.

BARTHOLOMEW TOOLE . I live in Monmouth-street. I bought the boots of the prisoner for a shilling.

GUILTY . Aged 55.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-112

1017. JOSEPH MILKEN was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of July , 11 s. in monies numbered, the property of Richard Thompson , from his person .

RICHARD THOMPSON . I live at Mortlake. On the 4th of July I was in Barron-lane, Acton , between five and six o'clock in the evening, the prisoner and two other men came and pushed against me - I caught the prisoner's hand in my pocket; he got off with my money; I knew him before. I followed him to the Barley Mow, public-house, and secured him. They were gambling in the lane.

CHARLES GAMON . I am a constable. I took the prisoner in charge, and found 20 s. 6 d. on him. Thompson said he lost two half-crowns, five shillings, and a sixpence. I found these coins on him. The prisoner said the money was his own.

Prisoner's Defence. I was not near him - he charged two others with it before he did me.

GEORGE DAVIS . I live at Turnham-green. The prosecutor took me out of the Barley Mow, and said I had his money - I had been in the lane, tossing up. I told Gamon of it when he took the prisoner.

CHARLES GAMON re-examined. He told me nothing about it.

RICHARD THOMPSON . I live at Turnham-green. I was at Acton, and saw the prosecutor gambling with the prisoner. He accused Davis of robbing him, and then he charged the prisoner.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-113

1018. WILLIAM BROWN was indicted for, stealing, on the 2d of June , one gown, value 15 s., and one shawl, value 5 s. , the goods of Martha Renshaw .

MARTHA RENSHAW. I live in Duke-street, Westminster . On the 2d of June, about ten o'clock in the morning I lost a gown and shawl out of the kitchen.

THOMAS JONES . I am a pawnbroker. On the 2d of June, about half-past ten o'clock, Rice offered a gown in pledge; I stopped her.

SARAH RICE . I received the gown from the prisoner - he asked me to pledge it. He lodged in our house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It is false. She swears to me because I was in the room with another man.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-114

1019. THOMAS GREEN was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 2 lbs. of soap, value 18 d. , the goods of William Jackson .

MARY JACKSON . I am the wife of William Jackson , we keep a chandler's-shop in George-street, Hackney . On the 8th of June, between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, the prisoner and two others came in, and asked if I sold table-beer? I said No. They turned out, returned, and bought a halfpenny-worth of liquorice - the prisoner desired it might be cut in small pieces. They went out, and returned for another halfpenny-worth - I missed the soap. I laid hold of the prisoner, the others ran out. One of the others held his apron up, which made me suspect them.

Prisoner's Defence. I had not got it.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Whipped , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-115

1020. ELIZABETH GREEN was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , seven books, value 7 s.; one sheet, value 4 s.; one table-cloth, value 4 s.; four towels, value 3 s., the goods of John Fawcett ; and five books, value 12 s. , the goods Edward Augustus Kendall , Esq.

MRS. MARIA DOROTHY FAWCETT . I am wife of Mr. John Fawcett , we live in Howland-street, Marylebone , the prisoner's daughter was my servant; the prisoner had access to the house. Mr. Kendall had lent me a German dictionary. On the 17th he informed me it had been sold for 4 s., in Dorset-street, to Mr. Reynolds - the prisoner was in the house at the time. The constable came and apprehended her. A number of duplicates of other property which I had lost were found on her.

EDWARD AUGUSTUS KENDALL , ESQ. I lent Mr. Fawcett a German dictionary, with several other books. On the 17th of June Mr. Reynolds told me that a book which he had sold me was that morning sold to his brother for 4 s. I went and informed Capt. Fawcett.

GEORGE REYNOLDS . I am a bookseller. On the 14th of June the prisoner offered me a German dictionary for sale. On looking at the binding, I discovered it was bound by my brother, his private mark was inside. I bought it of her, and followed her home to Capt. Fawcett's. Next morning I took the book to my brother, to discover the owner. The prisoner said she had bought it when she was in better circumstances, and afterwards she said that a gentleman left it to her.

WILLIAM BALFOUR . I am a pawnbroker. I have three books and a table-cloth, pledged for 6 s. 6 d., and a sheet for 3 s., all pledged on the 18th of May by the prisoner.

THOMAS SAMBROOK . I am a pawnbroker. I have five books, pledged on the 13th, 14th, and 15th of May, by the prisoner.

WILLIAM COX . I am a pawnbroker. I have a tablecloth, two books, and four towels, pledged by the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM COATES . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge, and found twenty duplicates on her, among which were those relating to this property.

Prisoner. I was distressed.

GUILTY . Aged 43.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-116

1021. ANN HALL was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of June , 54 yards of cotton, value 1 l. 18 s. , the goods of William Pickett .

EDWARD PICKETT . I am shopman to Mr. William Pickett , who is a linen-draper , in St. John-street . On the 24th of June, about nine o'clock in the evening, the cotton hung at the door. I heard a cry of Stop thief! ran out, missed three pieces, and secured the prisoner with it - several yards were dragging on the ground.

THOMAS BILL. I am a patrol. I was coming on duty, heard the cry of Stop thief! ran out, and saw the prisoner running - she was stopped and dropped part of the linen, the other part was picked up. I found a towel on her, with a wet waistcoat wrapped in it, as if it had just come out of the washing-tub.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-117

1022. WILLIAM BEACH was indicted for embezzling the sum of 3 s. 6 d., which he had received on account of William Steadman Ritchie , his master .

WILLIAM STEADMAN RITCHIE. I am a painter and glazier , and live in Tabernacle-walk; the prisoner was my journeyman . I sent him round with several bills - he returned, and said he had got no money. He never paid me 3 s. 6 d. which he received from Mr. Williams, but said he would call and pay it.

RICHARD WILLIAMS . On the 29th of May I paid the prisoner 3 s. 6 d. on his master's account - he gave me a receipt, which I produce.

Prisoner's Defence. I gave the money to his wife.

WILLIAM STEADMAN RITCHIE re-examined. My wife is not in the habit of receiving money.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-118

1023. WILLIAM BEACH was again indicted for embezzling a 1 l. bank note, which he had received on account of William Steadman Ritchie , his master .

WILLIAM STEADMAN RITCHIE. The prisoner was my servant . I sent him to receive a guinea of Mrs. Somerscales - he never accounted to me for it.

ANN SOMERSCALES . I live in Tabernaele-walk. I owed the prosecutor 1 l. 1 s., which I paid the prisoner on the 12th of June, and produce his receipt.

Prisoner's Defence. He sent me to receive the bill in part of my wages.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-119

1024. RICHARD BRIGINSHAW and JAMES COLE were indicted for stealing, on the 1st of July , one bound book, value 5 s. , the goods of Ann Roberts , spinster .

ANN ROBERTS . I keep a bookseller's shop in Great Wild-street . On the 1st of July the prisoner, Cole, came to the shop, the other prisoner stood by the door - Cole offered some books for sale, I said they would not suit me, and returned them to him, He was going away, and all of a sudden I missed Briginshaw from the door. A medical book was taken from the window; Cole immediately went out. In a few minutes they came back, and showed me some other books. I told them I suspected they had stolen a book, and they had better produce it. They both smiled. Cole said he knew nothing about it. Briginshaw went out, and Cole followed him. The constable afterwards brought them back.

WILLIAM SMITH . I keep the Black Lion, public-house, in Vinegar-yard. On the 1st of July Briginshaw came into my house with a saddle on his back, and said,

"My lads, see what a good day's work I have had! I have cut it from a gentleman's coach." As soon as he saw me, Cole put the saddle on his head and walked out. In about a quarter of an hour they came in again with the book - they had several others offering for sale, and were secured.

FRANCIS MURRAY . I am an officer. I took the prisoners in charge. Briginshaw had the book. I found several books on Cole.

BRIGINSHAW - GUILTY . Aged 14.

COLE - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-120

1025. HANNAH COOPER was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , 4 lbs. of butter, value 4 s. 6 d.; 3 lbs. of pork, value 2 s. 6 d., 10 caps, value 5 s.; two pair of stockings, value 2 s.; two sheets, value 2 s.; two petticoats, value 3 s., and one pair of shoes, value 6 d. , the property of William Brewer .

WILLIAM BREWER . I am a cheesemonger , and live at Kensington ; the prisoner was my servant . I suspected her, and requested to see her box; she said she had lost the key. I got a constable, who searched her box, and found this property, with the butter and pork.

GEORGE HULL . I am an officer. I searched the prisoner's box, she gave me the key. I found all the property in it, except the petticoat. She said she put the butter and pork there to eat when she was hungry. The pork was not dressed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I intended to eat the pork and butter - I found the other things.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-121

1026. ANN LEWIS was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of July , from the person of John Smith , one 1 l. bank note , his property.

JOHN SMITH . On the 5th of July, at night, I met the prisoner in Westminster, and went with her to a house in the Almonry - I gave her 4 s. I awoke about four o'clock in the morning, she was gone. I missed a 1 l. note out of my breeches-pocket - I was sober. I told the woman of the house. I went with the watchman, and found her at the Star and Crown, drunk - I am certain she is the woman. My note was safe when I went into the room.

ELIZABETH DOUGLAS . I live in the Almonry. The prosecutor and prisoner had a room in my house - in the morning she was gone. I am sure she is the woman.

ANN NORMAN . I am charwoman at the house. I am

sure the prisoner is the woman who came with the prosecutor.

Prisoner's Defence. I had no money.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-122

1027. RICHARD LEWIS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , one gown, value 4 s.; two aprons, value 1 s., one cap, value 6 d., and four yards of ribbon, value 6 d. , the goods of Margaret Clements .

The prosecutrix did not appear .

NOT GUILTY.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-123

1028. THOMAS HAWKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of November, 1818 , two hand-glasses, value 1 l. , the goods of Mark Currie .

WILLIAM DOWDING . I am gardner to Mark Currie , who lives in the parish of Hayes . On Saturday, the 21st of November, I placed eighteen hand-glasses over the cauliflowers; on Sunday, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I missed two glasses, and two plumtrees, which were growing in the garden. On Monday, in consequence of information, I went to Sanson's - the first thing I saw, on going into the garden, was one of the hand-glasses; I claimed it. She said,

"Here is the person I bought them of;" pointing to the prisoner, who stood close by - she said she gave him 6 s. for the trees and glasses, and showed me the trees; I knew them directly to be my master's. The moment she pointed the prisoner out he escaped; I pursued, but lost him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MARY SANSON . My husband is a carpenter. On Sunday morning, the 22d of November, between eight and nine o'clock, the prisoner brought two glasses and two trees to sell - he said one was a plumtree, but he did not know what the other was. I agreed to give him 5 s. for them, and put them into my garden; he was to call next day for the money. He came on Monday, about five o'clock, Dowding came at the same time. I pointed the prisoner out to him, who ran away. He said his name was Pearce. He never returned for the money.

Prisoner. It is a folly to say any thing.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-124

1029. WILLIAM STACEY was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of June , one gown, value 2 s. , the goods of Edward Starling .

GEORGE STARLING . I am son of Edward Starling , who is a baker , and lives in Brownlow-street, Drury-lane . On the 11th of June, about ten o'clock in the morning, I was going into my father's house, and saw the prisoner standing by the parlour door, with my mother's gown in his hat - I seized him, and gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never had it. A person sent me to the house for a job.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-125

1030. JOHN SHEPPY was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , one wheelbarrow, value 2 s., and two wheels, value 1 s. , the goods of David Asser .

DAVID ASSER . I am a brickmaker . I lost a wheelbarrow on the 7th of June, and found it at Churchwards'.

ROBERT CHURCHWARDS . I am a builder. The prisoner offered to sell me the barrow - I afterwards showed it to Asser, and he claimed it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-126

1031. ELIZABETH TRIVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June , 3 lbs. of suet, value 2 s. 6 d. , the goods of Henry Charles Lindus .

HENRY CHARLES LINDUS . I am a butcher , and live at Shoreditch ; the prisoner was my servant . I missed a joint of meat, searched the house for it, and found the suet in her box - I gave her in charge.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-127

1032. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , two pewter pots, value 3 s. , the property of Samuel Haswell , William Garnham and Mary Robinson , widow .

MARY FREEMAN . I keep the Lion's Head, public-house, Chiswell-street; the prisoner was in our house. The officer brought him back about a quarter of an hour after with the pots.

JOHN TWEEDY . I am a constable. On the 5th of June, I stopped the prisoner in French-alley, Goswell-street, with two pots in his bosom, and another in his trowsers.

MARY ROBINSON . I am executrix with Samuel Haswell and William Garnham to the parties who belonged to the house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was in great distress.

GUILTY . Aged 54.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-128

1033. DANIEL AUSTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , a bird-cage, value 3 s. , the goods of James Cazaly .

ELIZA CAZALY . I am the wife of James Cazaly , and live in Queen's-row, Pentonville ; the bird-cage hung at the door. The prisoner came to the door as a beggar - I had relieved him several times, but not this day. The bird-cage was taken, and the prisoner was stopped with it.

WILLIAM LACK . I stopped the prisoner with the birdcage at Islington. He said he brought it from Paddington. At last he told me where he had taken it from.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-129

1034. ROBERT HUGHES was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , one fender, value 7 s. , the goods of Moss Joel .

MOSS JOEL . I am a broker , and live in Worship-street . I lost a fender from my door. The prisoner was brought back with it.

WILLIAM PURKISS . I live four doors from the prosecutor's. On the 9th of June, I saw the prisoner in front of my window for two hours, stareing me full in the face - I watched him - he took the fender and walked away with it. I alarmed the prosecutor, ran after the prisoner, and he threw it down. I secured him. He must have known I was watching him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-130

1035 MARY HILTON was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , one handkerchief, value 3 s. , the goods of Richard Walkington .

RICHARD WALKINGTON . I am a cheesemonger , and live in Great Queen-street, Lincoln's Inn-fields ; the prisoner was my servant . I lost this handkerchief at the beginning of April, and on the 3d of June in consequence of what I heard, I asked to look into her box - when we came near to the bottom of it, there were about twelve pawnbroker's duplicates. She said I should search no further without sending for an officer. I sent for one, and while he was examining the things she snatched up a duplicate and swallowed it. We took her to the office, and found the handkerchief at the pawnbroker's.

JOHN PROCTOR . I am a tailor, and lodge at the prosecutor's. The prosecutor's niece brought me a duplicate, which I took a copy of - it was for the prosecutor's handkerchief, pledged at Turner's for 3 s. I returned it to the person who brought it to me.

THOMAS WEBB . I am servant to Mr. Turner, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Brydges-street. A handkerchief was pledged with me for 3 s., but I do not know the person.

MARY WALKINGTON . I am niece to the prosecutor. I went to the prisoner's box, and found the duplicate of a handkerchief pledged for 3 s. I took the duplicate to Mr. Proctor.

MARY PROCTOR . I went to the prisoner's box, as we suspected her, and found the duplicate of a handkerchief. My husband copied it, and returned it to the box.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw it. My master charged Proctor with robbing him of several things.

RICHARD WALKINGTON re-examined. I never charged Proctor with robbing me.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-131

1036. MARY DODD was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , one shawl, value 4 s., and one handkerchief, value 6 d. , the goods of William Longman .

ELIZA LONGMAN . I am the wife of William Longman , The prisoner called at my house to see me when I was out. I lost a shawl and a handkerchief.

WILLIAM BRACK . I am a pawnbroker. On the 21st of June, the prisoner pledged a shawl and a handkerchief with me for 2 s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GEORGE GOODLUCK . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner, and found the duplicates of the things on her.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Confined Two Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-132

1037. THOMAS ATKINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , one tea-kettle, value 14 s. , the goods of John Jones .

JOHN JONES. I am a broker , and live in Bath-street, City-road . On the 1st of June, in the morning, I lost a tea-kettle. A boy gave me information, and about three hours after the prisoner passed my door. I thought he answered the description, and fetched the boy, who said he was the man. I secured him after a great resistance.

WILLIAM TROOM . I am a pot-boy. I saw the prisoner run down Baldwin-street with a tea-kettle in his hand. I am sure he is the man.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. How do you know he stole it - A. He had one.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-133

1038. JAMES HOGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , one handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of Philip Derbishire , from his person .

PHILIP DERBISHIRE . I live in Berner-street. On the 28th of June, about six o'clock in the evening, I was walking by St. Giles's church , and felt something at my pocket. I put my hand down to it, and missed my handkerchief. I turned round, and the prisoner was pointed out to me - he was within two yards of me. He started off very brisk on hearing what the man said. We both pursued him, and he was secured; the handkerchief was given to me.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer. I and my son were walking together; we heard the cry of Stop thief! saw the prisoner running, and several others pursuing him. I caught hold of him, but he wrenched himself from me, and my son collared him, with the handkerchief hanging from under his waistcoat - part of it was on the ground. It was just at the end of George-street.

CHARLES READ . I am the son of the last witness. My father caught the prisoner, but he got away, and I secured him. I saw the handkerchief hanging out of his breast as I seized him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-134

1039. ROBERT STODDARD was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of June , four handkerchiefs, value 12 s. , the property of John Dimock .

HENRY ALDERSON . I am shopman to Mr. John Dimock , who is a linen-draper , and lives in Holborn. On the 18th of June, the prisoner and another soldier came into the shop, and asked for some black silk handkerchiefs, I showed

him several parcels, and as I was going to reach him another, I saw the prisoner had some in his pocket. While I was putting one up in a paper for them, the prisoner ran out; I followed him into a house in Bailey-court, got a constable, and searched him. The handkerchiefs were found in a dust-hole, where he was concealed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-135

1040. MARY PETREMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of July , three pieces of foreign gold coin, value 25 s., and three 1 l. bank notes, the property of James Farham , from his person .

The prosecutor did not appear .

NOT GUILTY.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-136

1041. GEORGE HART was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , 800 nails, value 3 s. , the property of John Smart .

JOHN PUGH . I am servant to Mr. John Smart , who is an ironmonger , and lives in Crown-street, Finsbury-square . We have several times lost nails from the window. On the 8th of June, while I was at breakfast, 800 nails were stolen.

JOHN WILLIAM WINTLE . I am servant to the prosecutor; the prisoner came to the shop, and asked for a pennyworth of brads; I took out a drawer, but he did not like them. I took out another drawer, and immediately missed a paper of nails. He said if I was not going to serve him he must go - I could get no assistance. He was going down the steps, and I told him to give me the nails; he said he had none - he got from me. He was apprehended that evening. Nobody was in the shop but him. The nails were safe when he came in.

JOHN WALTER . I am a headborough. I apprehended the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Whipped and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-137

1042. THOMAS DRUMMOND was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , two yards of toilenet, value 4 s. , the goods of Haven Kaye .

HAVEN KAYE. I am a hawker , and live in Middle Row-court, Goswell-street. On the 19th of June, I was at the Britannia, public-house, Camden-town , showing my goods to a person. As I turned round somebody took away two pieces of toilenet.

JOHN WALES . I am waiter at the house. I saw the prisoner take two waistcoat pieces from the prosecutor, and go out with them; he was taken about five days after. I knew him before.

Q. Why not stop him - A. I was busy.

Prisoner's Defence. I am not the person.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-138

1043. REBECCA BOUCHER was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , one table-cloth, value 18 s.; two stockings, value 2 s.; one handkerchief, value 3 s., and one smelling bottle, value 10 d. , the property of Mary Tapnell .

MARY TAPNELL. I am a laundress , and live in Great Smith-street ; the prisoner was employed to iron for me. I lost these things at different times.

RACHAEL WATSON . I work for Tapnell. The prisoner told me herself that she took them, after she was in custody, and told me where they were pledged.

THOMAS SALT . I am shopman to Mr. Archbutt, who is a pawnbroker, and lives at Westminster. On the 8th of June, a table-cloth was pledged with me in the name of Ann Collins .

RICHARD DOZELL . I am shopman to Mr. Wright, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Tothill-street. Two stockings, and a handkerchief were pledged with me by the prisoner.

GEORGE SMITH. I apprehended the prisoner, and found the duplicates on her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-139

1044. WILLIAM DAY was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of July , two sheets, value 5 s.; two neck handkerchiefs, value 2 s.; one pair of stockings, value 1 s., and two pair of gloves, value 1 s., the property of Richard Cheslyn ; one handkerchief, value 2 s.; one pair of drawers, value 1 s; one pair of stockings, value 1 s., one neckhandkerchief, value 1 s., the property of John Smith ; and one neck-handkerchief, value 1 s. , the property of Rice Giles Higgins .

ROBERT JAY . I keep an hotel in Covent-garden ; the prisoner was my waiter , and afterwards chamberlain - I lost some things out of several gentlemens' portmanteaus. I had his box searched, before which he said he had several articles belonging to different gentlemen in the country.

BENJAMIN MORRIS . I am an officer. I was fetched, and told the prisoner he was suspected of robbing different gentlemen. He seemed agitated, and said he had things belonging to different gentlemen in the country. I found this property in his trunks.

MR. RICHARD CHESLYN . I was living at Jay's hotel ; the prisoner had the care of my linen while I was ill - I had packed my things up. When these things were found in his box, he said they had just come from the wash, but I found my linen which came from the wash that morning was in the room.

MR. JOHN SMITH . I was at the hotel. I thought I missed several things; my things went to the wash under the prisoner's inspection - he had no business with my things in his box. A handkerchief was found there which I had lost. I told the prisoner I thought I had had my pocket picked of it. He never said he had found it.

MR. RICE GILES HIGGINS . I was at the hotel. My things were in the prisoner's care.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had mixed the linen, and put them in the wrong boxes.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-140

1045. MARY JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , two sheets, value 10 s., and one quilt, value 2 s. 6 d. , the property of Edward Green .

The articles being let to the prisoner with the lodging, she was

ACQUITTED .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-141

1046. DANIEL HUMPHREYS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , one 5 l. bank note , the property of Edmund Baynton .

EDMUND BAYNTON . I live in Lemon-street, Goodman's-fields ; the prisoner was my servant . On the 28th of June I had a 5 l. note in my trowsers pocket, which hung in the bedroom - the prisoner slept in the next room. About twelve o'clock I went to take the money out of my trowsers, and missed it. He was apprehended on the Wednesday following, and said he never had a 5 l. note in his possession.

WILLIAM HICKS . I am a weaver. On the 28th of June I got change for a 5 l. note, at Dye's, public-house. Duncombe brought me the note.

JOSEPH DUNCOMBE . I am a weaver, and live in Spital-fields. On the 28th of June the prisoner brought me a 5 l. note, and asked me to get it changed for him. I went to Hicks to get it changed, and I gave the prisoner the change.

JAMES DYE . I keep a public-house in Osborne-street, Whitechapel. On the 28th of June I gave Hicks change for a 5 l. note (looking at it) - this is it.

EDMUND BAYNTON . It is the same number, and dated the 28th of April. I did not take notice of the date of the year.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-142

1047. JAMES SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of July , one coat, value 15 s. , the property of Joseph Cooper .

JOSEPH COOPER . I live at Barking. On the 7th of July I was in town, and left my coat in front of my cart - I saw it safe when I was by Whitechapel church , between four and five o'clock in the afternoon - I missed it about half an hour after.

SARAH SEALY , I sell fruit in Whitechapel. I saw the prisoner and another lad loitering in the road, the cart came by - the prosecutor was by the side of his horses - one drew the coat from the end of the cart, the prisoner then stepped into the road, took it out, and walked away with it under his arm. I followed them, and told Solomons, who took the prisoner with the coat, the other got away.

SIMON SOLOMONS . I am an officer. I secured the prisoner with the coat on his body - he was wearing it over his own.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-143

1048. JOHN DUGGAN and MICHAEL M'CARTY were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of July , one handkerchief, value 5 s., the property of Henry Latham , from his person .

MR. HENRY LATHAM . I live in Figtree-court, Temple. On the 9th of July, between eleven and twelve o'clock at night, I was in Great Queen-street, Lincoln's Inn-fields, near the end of Wild-street , with a gentleman, some persons seized the prisoners, brought them up to us, and produced my handkerchief to me - it was safe just before. I did not feel it taken.

JAMES FURZEMAN . I am assistant to my brother. On the 9th of July I was at the corner of Great Queen-street, and saw three boys following the gentleman. I saw the prisoners close to the gentleman's pocket - the third was behind; I saw Duggan put his hand into the prosecutor's pocket, he turned round immediately, and both walked away - the other ran up Wild-street; my brother seized them both. M'Carty slipped away, I secured him, and never lost sight of him. I found the handkerchief on Duggan.

JOHN FURZEMAN . I am a constable. I saw the prisoners close to the pastrycook's at the corner of Great Queen-street - Duggan lifted the prosecutor's pocket up. I crossed over, and saw him putting the handkerchief in his bosom. I caught hold of both, M'Carty got away, but my brother seized him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DUGGAN'S Defence. I found it.

DUGGAN - GUILTY . Aged 13.

M'CARTY - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-144

1049. ISAAC HARESIGN and ANN HARESIGN were indicted for stealing, on the 22d of May , four pillows, value 1 l.; five pillow-cases, value 5 s.; one bolster, value 10 s.; one bolster-case, value 1 s.; two blankets, value 1 l.; two bedside carpets, value 2 s. 6 d.; eight sheets, value 16 s.; one counterpane, value 5 s.; three curtains, value 10 s.; one table-cloth, value 2 s.; twenty-nine napkins, value 29 s.; ten towels, value 5 s.; two gold pins, value 3 s.; five shirts, value 10 s.; nineteen pair of stockings, value 19 s.; eighteen handkerchiefs, value 20 s.; three frocks, value 3 s.; six wine glasses, value 6 s.; four goblets, value 6 s.; ten knives, value 10 s.; ten forks, value 10 s., and 6 lbs. of tea, value 30 s. , the property of Robert Langley Appleyard .

WILLIAM BROWN EDWARDS . I am an officer of Hatton-garden. On the 3d of July I executed a search-warrant at No. 11, Princes-row, Pimlico - I found the female prisoner in the room - she said it was her room. The prosecutor's servant was with me, and identified the property which was there; I brought it away, and apprehended her. I went there again next morning, and secured the male prisoner. I found the articles stated in the indictment there, with other things.

MRS. JANE MARY APPLEYARD . I am the wife of Robert Langley Appleyard . The female prisoner lived in our service two years and a half, and left on the 22d of May last. The property is all our's.

MARY WALKER . I am the prosecutor's servant. I went with the officer, and identified the property.

ANN HARESIGN 'S Defence. A great deal of the property is mine.

ANN HARESIGN - GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

ISAAC HARESIGN - NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-145

1050. JAMES SUMMERS was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , one hammock, value 2 s., and three blankets, value 3 s. , the goods of Thomas Spittle .

THOMAS SPITTLE . I am a mariner . On Sunday evening I came ashore, and brought my hammock - I left it in a stable, in High-street, Poplar . I missed it next morning, and on Thursday I found it exposed for sale at a broker's at Poplar. I found the blankets at Monaghan's. The prisoner was apprehended that day.

JOHN GILL . I keep the Sun and Sawyers, public-house, where the things were put. On Monday morning, about seven o'clock, I found the staple of the padlock drawn.

ISMEY MONAGHAN. I live at Poplar. The prisoner came to me on Monday morning, between six and seven o'clock, and said he had just come from Gravesend. He left the blankets with me to wash - he lodged with me about a week before.

JOHN WEALE . I am an officer. I apprehended Monaghan, and took her to the watch-house - the prisoner was watching - he went up the street, and I took him just by the watch-house. I found a hammer, which fitted the marks on the stable.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I got them from on board an Indiaman.

GUILTY . Aged 47.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-146

1051. RICHARD JOHNSON and JAMES BRACE were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , two round frocks, value 5 s.; one shirt, value 2 s. 6 d.; one pair of stockings, value 6 d., and one pair of shoes, value 1 s., the property of Isaac Woodhead ; one shirt, value 2 s. 6 d., the property of William York ; one shirt, value 2 s. 6 d.; one pair of stockings, value 6 d., and one handkerchief, value 4 d., the property of Samuel Rogers ; one shirt, value 2 s., the property of John Millener ; one shirt, value 2 s. 6 d., the property of Thomas Rogers ; one shirt, value 2 s. 6 d., and one pair of stockings, value 6 d., the property of Thomas Sells , and one round frock, value 2 s. 6 d. , the property of Samuel Ainsbie .

JOHN AINSBIE . I am a labourer at Mr. Spencer's , Mill Hill, Hendon , and had the care of a house where all this property was. I left the house locked up between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, returned about twelve, found it broken open, and all the property gone. I had seen the prisoners about the house the morning before. They were taken the same day.

ISAAC WOODHEAD . I lost my property from the house. I had turned the prisoners out of a haycock in a field near the house that morning.

WILLIAM YORK . I lost my things, and found them at the watch-house.

THOMAS ROGERS . I also lost my things.

JOHN MILLENER . I missed my shirt.

THOMAS LEYNAM . My things were at a public-house.

SAMUEL AINSBIE . I lost my frock.

WILLIAM SELLERS . I am an officer. On Saturday, the 12th of June, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, I apprehended the prisoners in Oxford-street. Each had a bundle. I took them to the watch-house. They said they found them in a ditch. The bundles contained all the property.

RICHARD COATES . I searched the prisoners, and found a pair of shoes on Johnson's feet, which Woodhead claims, and a pair of stockings on Brace claimed by Symons - he was wearing them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHNSON'S Defence. We found them in a ditch.

JOHNSON - GUILTY . Aged 25.

BRACE - GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-147

1052. ELIZABETH ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of July , 17 s. in monies numbered, the monies of James Jewell , from his person .

JAMES JEWELL . I am a mariner . On the 1st of July, I got drunk, and was taken to the prisoner's lodgings, in Union-street, by another woman. Between nine and ten o'clock, next morning, I missed my money. The prisoner was in the room.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-148

1053. WILLIAM WRIGHT and ISAAC HEBBS were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of November , 1818, twenty-five table-cloths, value 50 s.; two sheets, value 20 s.; one pair of stays, value 4 s.; two gowns, value 9 s.; four aprons, value 4 s.; three handkerchiefs, value 4 s.; two shifts, value 5 s.; one shirt, value 2 s.; one pair of stockings, value 1 s., and six glass-cloths, value 2 s. , the property of John Eves ; and JOHN HEBBS was indicted for receiving the same, well knowing them to be stolen .

The prosecutor did not appear .

NOT GUILTY.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-149

1054. ANN SCHOFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of June , three silver spoons, value, 8 s.; one glass, value 6 d.; two books, value 1 s.; one handkerchief, value 2 s.; two knives, value 4 s., and one tin box, value 1 d. , the property of William Bignell .

WILLIAM BIGNELL . I am a wine merchant , and live in Pleasant-row, Kingsland-road ; the prisoner was my servant . She was intoxicated several times, and I gave her warning. I asked her to let me search her box, but

she would not allow me. I got an officer, who found these things there.

JOSEPH ROSIER . I am a pawnbroker. On the 10th of June, the prisoner pledged a tea-spoon with me.

JAMES PADDON . On the 10th and 11th of June, the prisoner pledged two tea-spoons with me.

BARNARD GLEED . I am an officer. I searched the prisoner's box, and found the duplicates of the spoons with the other things.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 41.

Confined Two Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-150

1055. THOMAS PAYNE was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , the sum of 14 s. 6 d. in monies numbered , the monies of George Davis .

GEORGE DAVIS . I am a labourer , and lodge in Cuff's-yard, Whitechapel , on the second-floor - the prisoner also lodged in the first-floor. On the 30th of April, I went to work about five o'clock in the morning, returned at eight, and missed my money out of the table-drawer - I had left the key of my room on a nail on the stair-case. The prisoner absconded. I met him on the 3d of June, at Islington, and gave him in charge.

ELIZA MANTON . The prisoner lodged in my first-floor, and the prosecutor in the second. On the 30th of April I found the key of the prosecutor's room in the prisoner's room - he absconded.

JOHN GAY . I took the prisoner in charge. He said he unlocked the prosecutor's door, and took the money.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-151

1056. ANN DAY was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , one 10 l., and three 1 l. promissory notes; and three 1 l. bank notes, the property of Thomas Jones , from his person .

THOMAS JONES . I am a waggoner . On the 28th of June, I was at the Clown, public-house, Sadler's Wells , about half-past three o'clock in the afternoon; the prisoner went in with me - we had sixpennyworth of rum and water. I went to sleep near the bar-door in the taproom - I had this money in my pocket; I received two of the bank notes from Mr. Fountain, of Newgate-market. The moment I awoke, I missed my money, which was in a canvass purse - the prisoner was gone; she was taken at a pawnbroker's shop by Thisselton. I saw him take 26 s. and a 1 l. bank note from under her clothes. Next day I saw another 1 l. note.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. I was sober; I knew the prisoner before - she is married. Her relations live near me, and she came to enquire about them.

WILLIAM ASHTON . I am cashier to Mr. Fountain. I gave Jones 3 l. 16 s. 10 d., to pay Charles Hodgson . I have seen two of the bank notes since.

CHARLES HODGSON . I received three 1 l. bank notes, from Mr. Fountain, which I paid to the prosecutor.

WILLIAM THISSELTON . I apprehended the prisoner coming out of a pawnbroker's in Liquorpond-street, where she had redeemed a watch. I found 26 s. 6 d. in her pocket; I found a 1 l. bank note under her clothes, between her stays and dress. I locked her up, and afterwards saw her in the fields with Brown, looking at a tuft of grass, where she said she had deposited the rest of the money. She said she had taken four 1 l. bank notes from the purse and this was one of them, that she bought a new bonnet with it, and if the prosecutor would look over it she would pay him the money at 5 s. a week, and her husband would give his note of hand for it.

ELEANOR BOADMAN . I live in Great Turnstile. I sold the prisoner a bonnet for 19 s. 6 d. She paid me a 1 l. note which I produce.

CHARLES BROWN . I keep the prison at Hatton-garden - the prisoner said she put the purse down a plug-hole opposite the Clown, public-house - I went there, but could not find it. I returned and told her so; she said it was only the empty purse, but the money was in the fields. She took me to where she said she had put the money - it was not there.

WILLIAM ASHTON re-examined. These two notes are the same that I paid to Hodgson.

CHARLES HODGSON re-examined. They are the same.

Prisoner's Defence. I confessed it to get my liberty.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-152

1057. WILLIAM HARDING was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of July , twenty yards of carpeting, value 36 s. , the property of Thomas Morris .

THOMAS MORRIS . I am an upholsterer , and live in Judd-street, Brunswick-square . On the 5th of July, between six and seven o'clock in the evening, Miss Mitchell alarmed me, I ran out and secured the prisoner in Little Crown-street, with this carpet on his back, which is mine - it laid in the shop.

SUSAN MITCHELL . I live in Judd-street. I saw a boy come out of the prosecutor's shop with the carpet; the prisoner joined him and concealed it with a handkerchief. They got out of sight immediately, and I gave information.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-153

1058. THOMAS CHUMLEY and MARIA CHUMLEY were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of June , two sheets, value 4 s., and one blanket, value 2 s., the property of William Davenport , in a lodging-room; and one tin can, value 1 s., and one iron-hanger, value 6 d. , his property.

MARIA DAVENPORT . I am the wife of William Davenport ; we live in Turnmill-street - we let the prisoners a two-pair front-room, furnished. On the 28th of June, I missed these things. The bed was stripped of the feathers.

SAMUEL WRIGHT . I am a pawnbroker. I have a blanket, two sheets, and a counterpane. Part was pledged by the man and part by the woman.

WILLIAM MORRIS . I am a pawnbroker. On the 28th of June, the female prisoner sold me a tin can and an iron-hanger.

JOHN LIMBRICK . I apprehended the prisoners, and found the duplicates on the man.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS CHUMLEY 'S Defence. I was in distress.

T. CHUMLEY - GUILTY . Aged 45.

Confined Three Months .

M. CHUMLEY - NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-154

1059. CHARLOTTE LAWRENCE was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of July , one frock, value 2 s., the goods of Thomas Merritt , from the person of Mary Merritt , spinster .

MARY MERRITT . I am the wife of Thomas Merritt , who lives at Newington-common. On the 1st of July, about half-past one o'clock in the afternoon, I sent my child to school - she is six years of age. She returned in about a quarter of an hour with her tippet and sleeves in her hand, and without her frock, saying, that a lady had taken her frock off, and was going to give her a white one with pretty tucks in it, and said the lady asked her name and where she lived, that she pointed to the house, and the lady ran down Shacklewell-lane. I went to look for her, and at half-past five o'clock, I took the child to No. 8, Stanford-lane, where the prisoner was drinking tea at her lodgings. I left the child at the door, went in, and asked the prisoner if she was in Shacklewell-lane, between one and two o'clock? she said she was not; she could not tell me where she was at that time. I called the child in, and asked the prisoner to put on her bonnet and shawl, which she did, and the child said she was the lady that took her frock. I said if she would produce it I would not hurt her. She took me to Stamford-hill, where she said she had been all day; she pointed to the house, but I did not go in. I sent for a constable. She then said she would tell the truth, and give me the frock. She went to one corner of the room, and pulled it from under her clothes half unpicked, and offered me 4 s. to let her go.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. I never heard of her being an idiot.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up in the shape of a doll.

THOMAS BONNARY . I am footman to Mr. Gillman - the prisoner lived there once. I thought she was deranged at times.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Two Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-155

1060. JAMES WHITE was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of July , one handkerchief, value 5 s., the property of John Bogaherts , from his person .

JOHN BOGAHERTS . On Friday evening, the 9th of July, about seven o'clock, I was coming from Great Russell-street into Tottenham Court-road ; I had not got many yards from the pavement, when the prisoner, and two others older than himself, came up. I felt my handkerchief drawn from my pocket - I turned round, and saw the prisoner throw it on the ground; I picked it up. They appeared not to know whether it was best to run or to fight. I seized the prisoner - the others seized him also. A scuffle ensued, and he fell down; they got him away. He ran down Bedford-street, and the other two ran towards Hampstead. I crossed over, and was going towards Clipstone-street, and when I got to the corner of John-street, I accidentally saw the prisoner, knew him again, and he knew me, for immediately he saw me he endeavoured to escape; I secured him. He partly confessed it, for he said I had no business to knock him down in the road, and that he had hurt his elbow. I gave him in charge.

Prisoner's Defence. I was not in Tottenham Court-road that day.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-156

1061. PATRICK JOHN SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of July , one handkerchief, value 4 s., the goods of Edward May Bourchier , from his person .

EDWARD MAY BOURCHIER . I am a tallow-chandler , and live in Oxford-street . On the 6th of July, about nine o'clock, I had just left my shop to go to the bottom of the street, which is only seven doors off. I was returning, and when I was within two doors of my own house, my neighbour said I had been robbed, and cried Stop thief! The watchman pursued the prisoner, and caught him - he begged for mercy. I found he lived about a hundred yards off.

WILLIAM OLIVER TAYLOR . I was standing at my door, and saw the prisoner lay hold of the prosecutor's pocket, and with the other hand draw the handkerchief out. I called to the prosecutor, and followed the prisoner. The watchman brought him back - I am certain he is the boy. Another was with him.

GEORGE DAVIS . I am a watchman. I went to a house in St. Giles's with the prisoner, and brought him back. I found the handkerchief on the stairs. I had followed him up there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-157

1062. PETER MILLER was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , 28 yards of printed cotton, value 25 s. , the goods of Joseph Taylor .

GEORGE DODD . I am shopman to Joseph Taylor , who is a linen-draper , and lives in the Commercial-road . The print hung at the door. I was alarmed, ran out, and seized the prisoner.

ANDREW DEVITT . I saw the prisoner come from the prosecutor's window with the print, and put it under his jacket. I informed Dodd, who ran out, and secured him in a court. I found the cotton in the court.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-158

1063. THOMAS HARVELL was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , one trunk, value 1 s.; one box, value 4 d.; five knives, value 6 d., and five forks, value 6 d. the goods of Joseph Lovell .

The prosecutor did not appear .

NOT GUILTY.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-159

1064. MARY HARRISON was indicted for stealing on the 8th of July , 8 lbs. of bacon, value 6 s. , the goods of William Fox .

WILLIAM FOX. I am a cheesemonger , and live in Chiswell-street . On the 8th of July, about nine o'clock at night, the prisoner came in, and while I was weighing her a hock of bacon she put another under her apron - I followed and took it from her. She bought nothing.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-160

1065. CHARLES HARRIS and DANIEL BOWDEN were indicted for stealing, on the 30th of June , 20 lbs. of lead, value 5 s., the goods of Isaac Bryant , and fixed to a building of his .

ISAAC BRYANT . I am a builder , and have a house in Exmouth-street, Hampstead-road . On the 30th of June, about half-past six o'clock in the evening, the lead was put on the roof.

JOHN WHALLEY . I am a carpenter, and work at the house. I was looking through the window, and saw the prisoner, Harris, go through the area into the vault - I went to see what he wanted, and found him coming out of the street-door - he said he had been there for a necessary purpose. I went further into the building, and saw Bowden coming down the partition with a piece of lead on his head. I gave an alarm. Harris escaped, ran about fifteen yards, and was taken. The lead had been taken off the trap-door of the roof.

WILLIAM PIDLEY . Whalley alarmed me. I secured Harris.

HARRIS - GUILTY . Aged 20.

BOWDEN - GUILTY . Aged 12.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-161

1066. CHARLES GAMBLE was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , 64 lbs. of lead, value 20 s. , the property of Richard Edward Scurrah .

RICHARD EDWARD SCURRAH . I am a plumber , and live in Warren-street, Fitzroy-square ; the back of my house comes into the New-road. On the 21st of May, between seven and nine o'clock in the evening, I lost the lead. Next day I found the prisoner in custody with it.

THOMAS RUSSELL . On the 21st of May, about nine o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to my house with a piece of lead pipe on his shoulder to sell. I asked him where he got it? he said he found it in Hampstead-road. Just at that moment Davis came by and looked in, as soon as the prisoner saw him, he ran out, but was secured.

JOHN DAVIS . I am a patrol. I saw the prisoner in Russell's shop, with another boy - both ran out and escaped; about an hour and a half after I saw the prisoner, and secured him. He told me I should find the rest of the lead in a mason's yard, in Titchborne-street, in a sand bank - I did so.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Two Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-162

1067. MARY FRANCIS was was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of July , one watch, value 7 l., the property of James Joliffe , from his person .

JAMES JOLIFFE . I am an Excise officer . On the 7th of July I was in Great Turner-street, Commercial-road , returning from duty, between ten and eleven o'clock at night, I was taken ill, and sat down to rest on some timber - the prisoner came up and asked me what was the matter? I told her to go away. She said, you have been sick, and took my handkerchief out to wipe my mouth. I took it from her, and begged of her to go away. She ripped my waistcoat open, and took my watch. I followed her, somebody came and pinnioned my arms - she was stopped with the watch in her hand.

JOHN SWALLOW . I live in Turner-street. I saw the prisoner standing before the prosecutor - she ran off, we followed her calling Stop thief! I collared her, and the watch fell out of her hand.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in liquor.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-163

1068. ANTHONY FONSICK was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , one copper pot, value 8 s.; one cover, value 1 s., and one brush, value 6 d. , the property of Samuel Pudefoot .

SAMUEL PUDEFOOT . I am a shoemaker . On the 15th of June, about six o'clock in the morning, I went to my shed in Robert's-place, Commercial-road , and missed these things. I found them at the watch-house.

THOMAS RIPPETT . I am a watchman. On the 15th of June, about half-past five o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner with a bag at his back, pursued, and stopped him in Wellington-street; he said they were his own, and he was moving his goods from Essex-street, to the Jolly Sailors, public-house, just by - he did not go in there, but went into an empty house near it, and there emptied his bag. - I found these things in it. Some fowls were in the pot which were just killed. I took him to the watch-house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-164

1069. THOMAS CARTER was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , 50 lbs. of lead, value 10 s., the property of Thomas Wallis , George Wallis , and Charles Wallis , and fixed to their dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be fixed to a building of their's.

GEORGE HARDING . I am a carpenter. On the 7th of June, between six and seven o'clock in the morning, I saw two persons looking into a ditch - they said they saw a a person take a piece of lead out - I asked which way they went, and followed - I found the prisoner with part of the lead, and gave him in charge. It was about twenty yards from the building.

WILLIAM MARSHALL. I am a plumber. I compared the lead with the building - it corresponded. The building belongs to Thomas, Charles, and George Wallis .

Prisoner's Defence. A boy gave it to me.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-165

1070. GEORGE BARKER was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of July , one necklace, value 10 s., the goods of Frederick Michael Fisher , from the person of Emma Fisher .

MARIA FISHER . I am a daughter of Frederick Michael Fisher , who is a Sheriff's officer . My sister Emma is fourteen months old. I was in Old-street, with her, two boys followed me; one of them offered me some bilberries - the prisoner kept close to me; he came up, snatched the beads off my sister's neck, and laughed at me. I am sure he is the boy.

JOSEPH PRINCE . I am an officer. I received a description of the prisoner, and apprehended him.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190707-166

1071. JAMES BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , one ham, value 20 s. , the goods of Richard Dennett .

WILLIAM ROGERS . I am shopman to Richard Dennett , who is a cheesemonger , and lives in Marylebone-street . On the 16th of June, the ham was stolen from the window - I ran out, and secured the prisoner with it. He said a man gave it to him.

MICHAEL WRIGHT . I assisted in securing the prisoner with the ham. He said,

"There the man goes who gave it to me!" but I could see nobody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-167

1072. THOMAS BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of July , one sheet, value 10 d. , the property of Thomas Ewer .

THOMAS EWER . I live in Short's-gardens, Drury-lane , and keep a lodging-house . On the 7th of July I lost a sheet out of my garret.

JOHN EYLES . I am a patrol of Hackney. On the 7th of July I saw the prisoner at the Rose and Crown, public-house, at Hackney, with this sheet made into a bag. He said he bought it of a man over the water, and offered to show me the person.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-168

1073. JOHN FLACK ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , one gown, value 3 s. , the goods of John Grover .

JOHN GROVER . I live in Nassau-place, Commercial-road , and am a hatter . On the 1st of June, about three o'clock in the morning, I was alarmed, got up, and found the prisoner in the hands of the watchman. My parlour-window, which was safe when I went to bed, was forced open, the bolt of the shutter was moved, and the sash down. The watchman produced my wife's gown.

MARK COHEN . I am a stationer, and live next door to Grover. About half-past three o'clock I was alarmed, opened my window, saw the prisoner open the prosecutor's door, and come out; another man ran away. The constable of the night found the gown in the prisoner's hat. The other man has been tried here to-day. Two knives were found on the prisoner.

THOMAS RACKSHAW . I live in Cohen's house. I heard somebody breaking the prosecutor's door open, and saw the prisoner in the house. They entered at the back of the house.

WILLIAM LYON . I am a watchman. I went to the house - the prisoner opened the door, I seized him; he had no shoes on. While I was struggling with him the other man ran out.

WILLIAM SUMMERS . I am superintendant of the watch. The prisoner was given into my charge. He resisted being searched. I found the gown in his hat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up.

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-169

1074. WILLIAM THOMPSON was indicted for stealling, on the 14th of June , two gowns, value 10 s. , the property of Charlotte Webb .

CHARLOTTE WEBB . I lodge in Ossulston-street, Somers'-town , in the front parlour. On the 14th of June, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, I lost this gown out of my parlour, and found it at the watch-house.

MARY LYNCH . I live nearly opposite the prosecutrix. I was at the window, and saw two men go up the street, about a quarter before nine o'clock; they stopped at No. 67, the other man went in, the prisoner went on, and stood at the corner of the street; the other came out without any thing - the prisoner then went in himself, came out, and joined his companions. The prisoner went in again, and came out with his apron tucked up - it was down before. I sent my husband after him.

JOHN LYNCH . I am the husband of the last witness. I saw the prisoner come out of the prosecutrix's house with his apron tucked up, and his coat buttoned up - he had a bundle under his arm, and joined his companion. I followed, calling Stop thief, and secured him; he had dropped the bundle. I asked him what he had done with it? he said he knew nothing about it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-170

1075. MARTHA SEYMOUR was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , two sheets, value 6 s.; one pillow, value 2 s. 6 d.; one flat-iron, value 6 d., and two pillowcases, value 18 d., the property of Elizabeth Wright , in a lodging-room .

ELIZABETH WRIGHT . I live in Featherston-street, City-road, in the parish of St. Luke . On the 18th of June the prisoner took a two pair of stairs room of me, furnished. I desired to see her husband, she said he was out, and would not be at home until Saturday or Sunday, and that he was groom to a gentleman in Finsbury-square - I never saw him. I let her the room at 5 s. 6 d. a week; these things were let with the lodging. On the Wednesday following she went out, returned intoxicated, and said she had lost the key of the door. I got some keys, opened it, and went in with her. I wanted to let the bed down, to lay the child on, she objected to it. I turned it down, and immediately missed the sheets, pillow-cases, pillow, and a flat-iron - I charged her with stealing them. She gave up two duplicates of the sheets, which I gave the officer. The husband was never in the room.

WILLIAM BROCK . I am a pawnbroker, and live in the City-road. On the 19th of June the prisoner pledged two sheets for 4 s. On the 21st she pledged a flat-iron for 4 d., and on the 28th a pillow, for 1 s., in the name of Ann Seymour , James-street.

THOMAS BLACKBURN . I am servant to Mr. Russell, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Fore-street. On the 22d of June two pillow-cases were pledged in the name of Ann Seymour ; I do not know who by.

JOHN ALFRED . I am a headborough. I took the prisoner in charge. She cried very much, and begged of me to go to the churchwarden for money to redeem the things. The prosecutrix gave me two duplicates.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. My husband left me six weeks ago, and I was very much distressed.

GUILTY. Aged 23.

Recommended to Mercy .

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-171

1076. WILLIAM MAYOT was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , two live tame rabbits, price 5 s. , the property of Elisha Thurlow .

ELISH THURLOW. I live at Upper Clapton . On the 9th of June I lost three rabbits in the night, and found them at the watch-house. My yard is quite open.

JOHN READER . I am a patrol. About four o'clock in the morning I stopped the prisoner, with the rabbits in his apron.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man sold them to me.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Whipped and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-172

1077. MARY JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , one bed-tick, value 3 s. , the property of James Riley .

JAMES RILEY . I live in Charles-street, Drury-lane . On the 6th of June, I lost a bed-tick out of a shed in my yard.

JAMES KELMARTIN . I stopped the prisoner with the bedtick.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-173

1078. SARAH FISHER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , 16 lbs of feathers, value 16 s., the property of Charles Bassage , in a lodging-room .

CHARLES BASSAGE . I live in Philip-street, St. George's in the East . The prisoner took a furnished lodging of me in March last. On the 10th of May I missed her, found the key in her door, went in, and about 16 lbs. of the feathers were gone out of the bed. I have never found them. I could see the seams had been opened and sewed up again.

NOT GUILTY

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-174

1079. ELIZABETH FRANKLIN was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 3 lbs. of bacon, value 2 s. , the property of Henry Freloar .

CHARLES FRELOAR . I am the son of Henry Freloar , who keeps a chandler's shop in Titchfield-street . On the 5th of June, about ten o'clock at night, the prisoner came into the shop, and put about three pounds of bacon under her arm. She went out, but I followed and secured her..

GUILTY . Aged 51.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-175

1080. THOMAS BUTLER , JOHN CLARK , and WILLIAM JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 5th of June , 40 lbs. of pork, value 20 s. , the property of William Summerlin .

WILLIAM SUMMERLIN . I am a butcher , and live in Fitzroy-market - the pork hung outside my shop. I went out about nine o'clock at night, returned about ten, and found it stolen. I found a hind-quarter at the watch-house. About one o'clock in the morning the watchman sent me into the fields, where I found some more of it under a brick-stack; the prisoner, Jones, was asleep with his head on it. I knew the pork by a particular bruise on it.

JOHN BALTUTT . I am servant to the prosecutor; I was left in care of the shop. A side of pork was stolen; I saw the prisoners at the office next day with it. I knew it by a mark down the back.

JOHN PIZZY . I am a watchman in New-road, near Market-street. About half-past ten o'clock, the prosecutor informed me that his pork was stolen. Between one and two o'clock in the morning, I saw Clark and Butler near the Orange Tree, public-house - they passed me; I followed, and secured them both. Butler had a quarter of pork concealed under his coat. I asked them what they had got? Butler said it was meat, which they had given them in Smithfield - Clark said he was by at the time. I took them to the watch-house, and informed the prosecutor. He claimed it.

WILLIAM NOTT . I am watchman of Somers'-town, opposite to the Orange Tree, public-house. Between three

and four o'clock in the morning, the prosecutor gave Jones into my custody in the brick-field, where he was concealed under some straw, asleep. The pork was near his head.

GEORGE SQUIBB . The prisoners were brought to the watch-house with the pork. Another piece was brought in which exactly fitted. The bruise matched.

BUTLER'S Defence. I found it in the fields.

JONES'S Defence. I was intoxicated, and laid down in the fields.

BUTLER - GUILTY . Aged 23.

CLARK - GUILTY . Aged 25

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-176

1081. WILLIAM BOREHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , one canvass marquee, value 20 s. , the property of George Arbon ,

GEORGE ARBON . I live at Chigwell, Essex . On the 20th of June, about half-past six o'clock in the morning, I missed a canvass marquee out of my garden - it was safe the night before. I found it at Worship-street Office, about two o'clock in the afternoon, and the prisoner in custody.

TIMOTHY READY . I am a patrol of Hackney. On the 21st of June, between four and five o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner at Hackney Wick with the marquee packed up; he carried it with a stick across his shoulder. He said it was a tent, that he came from Layton, and was going to Hare-street, Bethnal-green, and that he was sent from there the evening before to fetch it, by one Stroud, a pork-butcher - I took him to the watch-house. He afterward said it was his own, that he bought it, and paid for it.

THOMAS YOWELL . I am a patrol. I was with Ready. He has spoken correctly.

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up in the road.

GUILTY Aged 35.

Confined Six Months ,

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.

Reference Number: t18190707-177

1082. HENRY SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , 22 lbs. of lead, value 4 s. , the property of Henry Charles Lindus .

HENRY CHARLES LINDUS . I am a butcher , and live at No. 23, Shoreditch. Some lead was stolen from the slaughter-house - it was brought to me.

JAMES EDWARD YATES . I am a pewterer, and live at No. 20, Shoreditch. A man named, Turnstill, brought me the lead; he was my carman and has since absconded. I never saw it in the prisoner's possession.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Serjeant.


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