Old Bailey Proceedings, 15th September 1819.
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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, 15th of SEPTEMBER, 1819, and following Days;

Being the Seventh 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 Robert Graham , Knt. one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Samuel Draper Best, Esq., one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; John Richardson , Esq., one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir James Shaw , Bart; Thomas Smith , Esq.; Sir William Domville , Bart.; Joshua Jonathan Smith , Esq.; John Ansley , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir John Silvester , Bart., D.C.L. Recorder of the said City; Robert Albion Cox , 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.

George Stacey ,

Jonathan Miller ,

Peter Lake ,

Joseph Ewbank ,

John Collender ,

Daniel Fish ,

Joseph Dixey ,

John Keal ,

Thomas Belson

John Gregory ,

Thomas Peak ,

Crispin Fuller

1st Middlesex Jury.

Rainham Stewart ,

William Thomas ,

Thomas Bower ,

Edward Bradley ,

William Surridge ,

Richard Scan ,

Robert Atkinson ,

Thomas Freelove ,

Henry Hetterel ,

Joseph Snell ,

Hugh Gill ,

Wm. Harper Waite .

2d Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Moore ,

John King ,

John Wright

William Haynes ,

Joseph Potter

John Frankish ,

Abraham Green ,

George Graham ,

Thomas Joyce ,

Joseph Scarlett ,

John Taprell ,

Benjamin Burford .

3d Middlesex Jury.

Thomas Marshall ,

George Byron ,

Joseph Dockerell ,

Thomas Foster ,

Joseph Assender ,

John Alsop ,

Thomas Mills ,

Hugh Gill ,

Robert Goodburn ,

John Saunders ,

Anthony Day ,

James Savage .

4th Middlesex Jury.

John Saunders ,

Joseph Stiles ,

John Shaw ,

Richard Forty ,

James Bentley ,

Isaac Green ,

William Whitbread ,

Henry Palmer ,

Robert H. Ready .

Benjamin Wright ,

Joseph Taylor ,

Anthony Harder .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1819.

ATKINS, MAYOR. SEVENTH SESSION.

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1083. MATTHIAS MAHER was indicted for feloniously forging, uttering, and publishing as true, a forged receipt for the sum of 12 l., knowing it to be forged, with intent to defraud Charles Cooke .

SEVERAL OTHER COUNTS, stating the prisoner's intent to be to defraud different persons.

The prisoner pleaded

(See May Sess. 1818.)

GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 23.

Before Mr. Baron Graham .

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1084. JANE MOGGRIDGE was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of July , at St. Marylebone , one box, value 9 s.; six gowns, value 30 s.; four shifts, value 8 s.; six pair of stockings, value 5 s.; one bonnet, value 9 s.; four towels, value 1 s.; nine aprons, value 9 s. two handkerchiefs, value 2 s.; one pair of ear-rings, value 3 s.; one pair of scissars, value 1 s.; six books, value 12 s.; one basket, value 1 s.; three ounces of tea, value 15 d.; 1 lb. of sugar, value 9 d.; one pair of shoes, value 2 s.; three petticoats, value 9 s.; twelve caps, value 7 s.; four pieces of lace, value 2 s.; one tea-caddy, value 18 d.; two combs, value 18 d.: one pair of pattens, value 1 s., and 16 s. in monies numbered, the property of Mary Ann Mortimer , spinster , in the dwelling-house of Sarah Kelly , widow.

MARY ANN MORTIMER . On Tuesday, the 27th of July, I lodged with Mrs. Kelly, in Eagleton's-buildings , Marylebone - the prisoner also lodged there. I went out between five and six o'clock in the afternoon, leaving the prisoner in the house, also my box, which contained the articles stated in the indictment, worth above 7 l. I returned about twelve o'clock on Thursday night, the prisoner and box were both gone; I did not see her again until the 3d of September, when I met her at the corner of Grafton-street and Newport-market, with one of my gowns on. I said she was the person who had robbed me - she denied all knowledge of it. I took her to the watch-house, she still denied it; at last, after the constable came, she confessed it.

SARAH KELLY . I am a widow, and live in Eagleton's-buildings, Marylebone; the prosecutrix and the prisoner both lodged with me. The prosecutrix left on the 27th of July, leaving her box in my room, we all lodged in one room - there are only two rooms in the house, the landlord does not live in it. About ten o'clock that night the prisoner sent me out for something for supper, I desired her to take care of the place while I went; I returned in about ten minutes, found her gone, and the prosecutrix's box also.

THOMAS SAVAGE . I am constable of St. Ann's, Westminster. On the 3d of September I was sent for, and found the prisoner at the watch-house, the prosecutrix charged her with stealing her box of clothes - she denied it positively. The prosecutrix claimed the gown she had on, and said that the apron she wore was made out of another of her gowns, and she had let the tucks of the gown down to make it fit her; the prisoner said she had bought it in Monmouth-street. I searched her pockets, and found some pieces of stuff, a thimble, and a piece of a gown, which the prosecutrix claimed as being in her box when it was stolen. The prisoner said nothing then. I asked her how she could rob a poor girl of every thing she had? she said the Devil must have come over her when she did it. She gave me three duplicates of the prosecutrix's things.

WILLIAM JACKSON . I am a pawnbroker. I have two gowns and a pocket, which were pledged with me. I do not know the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 40.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

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1085. JOHN STONE and JOHN BRITTON were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of July , at Enfield , eight spoons, value 42 s., and one pair of sugar-tongs, value 8 s., the goods of Sarah Lawford , widow , in her dwelling-house .

SARAH LAWFORD. I rent a house at Enfield. On the 21st of July, I was at tea in the back-kitchen - a person alarmed me. I went to my parlour, found the sash up, and missed two table-spoons, six tea-spoons, and a pair of sugar-tongs. On the 7th of August, Thomas Capp delivered them to me, and I gave them to the constable.

AMELIA HICKSON. I live opposite the prosecutrix, and know both the prisoners by sight. On the 21st of July, they were at the prosecutrix's house. I saw Stone at the parlour-window - the sash was up; he put his hand inside the window, and took something out, which he put under

his coat; Britton was watching to see if any one was looking; I went over and told Lawford. Stone ran away - Britton ran about three steps, and then stopped; I called Stop thief! I saw them the next day, before the magistrate, and am certain they are the persons; I did not know them before. Britton stood looking very hard at the house, while Stone was stealing the things.

Prisoner BRITTON. Q. How can you swear to me - A. He had a green apron on; I saw his face for about five minutes afterwards. I did not see Stone's face, but the right shoulder of his coat was torn; I saw that coat on him the next day. He is the same size and figure - I am certain they are the same persons.

CAROLINE SMITH . I live in the prosecutrix's house, and know both the prisoners. I saw Britton go in at her front gate - he looked up at the window, and then stooped down; I saw him there about five minutes. I did not see Stone - it was about half-past four o'clock in the afternoon. I saw Britton again the next day, and am sure he is the person. I had seen them both pass the house together about three o'clock.

ROBERT WOODMAN . On the 21st of July, about five o'clock, I went by the prosecutrix's house; she said she had been robbed, and described the persons to me. I went in pursuit of them, and overtook Stone about six o'clock opposite the Bell, public-house, at Edmonton, which is near four miles from the house. I gave him in charge of the constable without searching him.

THOMAS CAPP . I work on the road, at Enfield. I found some spoons hid in a drain in the road, just by Enfield, in the way from the prosecutrix's house to Edmonton; it was about three weeks after the robbery - the drain was very muddy. I took them to the prosecutrix.

JOHN MEAD . I am a constable. Lawford gave me the property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS AUSTIN . I am constable of Edmonton. Woodman gave the prisoner, Stone, into my charge. His coat was daubed with mud from the hand to the shoulder, as if he had been putting something in a drain; it was his right arm - he had no hat on. I asked him where his hat was? he said he had thrown it away, as it was torn.

JOHN MEAD re-examined. About five o'clock on the day of the robbery, I took Britton nearly opposite the prosecutrix's house. He said he had been with Stone, selling waste, that they had done their work, and were returning to town. The prosecutrix gave me a hat, which I showed to Stone, and he said it was his.

SARAH LAWFORD re-examined. I pursued after Stone, and saw him throw the hat down. When they were taken, Britton said the hat was Stone's, and he claimed it before the constable.

STONE'S Defence. I sold the lady some things, went out of the yard, and was not near the house afterwards; I was going home, and was taken.

BRITTON'S Defence. I was not watching about - I know nothing of Stone; I heard the alarm, joined in the pursuit, and was taken.

STONE - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 17.

BRITTON - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 17.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

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1086. JOSEPH CLINTON was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of August , sixteen sheep, price 40 l., and one lamb, price 1 l. , the property of Thomas Crump .

THOMAS CRUMP . I am a butcher in Newport-market. On the 2d of August, I sent eighteen sheep and a lamb to my sheep-house, in Neal's-yard, Seven Dials; next morning I missed sixteen sheep, and a lamb. I went that day to a cottage near the Old Cricket-ground, Regency Park, and found six of them just skinned; the skins laid under them. I found the other ten and the lamb in a field about two hundred yards off; I knew them all by the marks on the skins. As we were bringing the sheep away, we met the prisoner coming towards the cottage, about two or three hundred yards from the cottage. A boy, who we had in the cart pointed to him; he immediately turned, and ran off. Plank pursued, and took him.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. Q. Were the sheep cut in a butcher-like manner - A. Yes.

WILLIAM HURST . I am servant to Mr. Crump. I took the sheep to the sheep-house; I afterward saw them in the field - they were the same.

WILLIAM HINTON . I am a drover. I missed the sheep from the sheep-house.

WILLIAM PLANK . I am an officer. On the 3d of August, about two o'clock, I went and found six sheep in a cottage, which was locked; I forced the door open. I found ten sheep and a lamb near the house, in a field; the prisoner was pointed out to me about thirty yards from the cottage; he turned round, and ran away. I followed, and saw him running; he was at least one hundred yards from me when I first saw him. The boy in the cart said something, but the prisoner could not hear it; he was stopped about a mile off. I found a box in the cottage with his name on it - it was not in the same room as the sheep.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. Q. The cottage was divided into three apartments - A. Yes; they communicated with each other.

Prisoner. I leave my case to my Counsel.

- TRIMNELL. I am a butcher. The prisoner lived with me about two years ago; he could not then kill a sheep in a butcher-like manner.

GEORGE HITCHCOCK . I am a butcher, and live in Edward-street. The prisoner lived with me about two years and a half ago; I turned him away because he could not kill a sheep.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

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1087. WILLIAM FLETCHER was indicted for feloniously assaulting Robert Suggate Pretyman , in a certain open field near the King's highway, on the 27th of July , at St. John, Hampstead , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one hat, value 20 s., and one handkerchief, value 5 s. , his property.

ROBERT SUGGATE PRETYMAN . I am a linen-draper , and live in Oxford-road. On Tuesday, the 27th of July, I went to West-end fair, with Mr. Helder. Between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, as we were returning, we had occasion to pass between two booths - there was a passage between them; it was considerably narrower than the booths at the fair; they were in a field near Hampstead .

We attempted to pass through the passage, but a large body of about sixty or seventy men and boys stopped us. I heard a noise, and then the word trap was given by some of them, both before and behind us. Upon this signal being given, I was struck behind on my head by some instrument or stick; my hat fell off, and I fell down. I rose, and instantly as I got up, I was attacked by six or seven of the gang, who grasped my pockets. I was knocked down again by some person striking me behind with a fist; I got up again, and they tore my pantaloons. I made all the resistance in my power, and knocked one or two of them down. I was all over blood, which flew on me from their mouths or noses - I did not bleed myself; when I knocked them down, I got separated from them a little. There was an immediate cry of

"D - n the little fellow, he has escaped, give it to him again!" I suppose about twenty of them came in a body, and knocked me completely through the canvass into a booth - three or four followed me in. Two or three fiddlers, who were in the booth, protected me; the men retreated through the hole, and joined the gang. I was separated from my friend immediately as they attacked us, and he received several blows.

Q. How were the gang armed - A. Several of them had sticks. It was quite daylight, but it was so sudden, that I could not notice them; they all acted in concert; there were full from sixty to seventy of them. I was obliged to remain in the booth until three o'clock in the morning; I dared not come out as they knew I had money about me; they had cut holes in the booth and watched me from nine o'clock in the evening till two o'clock in the morning, so that I could not stir. Several other persons were brought into the booth much cut and wounded; they were cut and wounded by the same party, and in the same place. I lost my hat and handkerchief.

Q. Did the persons who were brought into the booth, remain there as long as you did - A. Yes. Two young ladies in particular were cut, and their clothes torn off. Furrian brought me my hat and handkerchief two or three days after; my name is in the hat. I was in great terror, and cannot identify any of the men.

WILLIAM HELDER . I am clerk to Mr. Joseph Lowden , of Clement's Inn; I was at the fair with Pretyman. As we returned, we came through a passage between two booths, and were attacked by fifty or sixty men and boys; they separated us. After I had been robbed I heard the word trap given, I looked for the prosecutor, and saw him on the ground; I did not see him knocked down; I was carried away myself and robbed; the party were acting in concert. I lost some money, and was under considerable alarm.

GEORGE FURRIAN . I am constable of Hampstead. I apprehended the prisoner on Tuesday, the 27th of July, at eleven o'clock at night, with the assistance of my brother officers, in a field at the back of the fair. I found a hat and two handkerchiefs on him; one round his neck, and the other in the side-pocket of his coat, which the prosecutor claimed. I made enquiry at the hatter's, and was referred to the prosecutor, who claimed the hat and handkerchief.

ROBERT SUGGATE PRETYMAN re-examined. The hat and handkerchief are mine; there is a cut in the hat, which I suppose to have been made by the blow I received. I produce my pantaloons, which are much torn and cut; the pockets are nearly torn out. Some marks are torn out of the hat.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming across the field, and picked the hat and handkerchief up together.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 18.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

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1088. JOHN HENLEY was indicted for feloniously assaulting Joseph Burn , in a certain field and open place near the King's highway, on the 26th of July , at St. John, Hampstead , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one hat, value 5 s.; one snuff-box, value 1 s.; one handkerchief, value 1 s.; one knife, value 6 d.; one comb, value 1 d., and two half-crowns , his property.

JOSEPH BURN. I am a whipthong-maker . On the 26th of July, I went to West-end fair. I was coming out of the fair with Mr. Colbeck, a little after eleven o'clock at night; the prisoner came up, seized me by the leftshoulder, and said,

"You b - g - r, if you move." While he held me, a great many others came, and took two half-crowns and some sixpences from my pocket; they tore my waistcoat off, which had my comb and other things, in the pockets. They tore my breeches pockets off, and took my hat off my head, in which was my handkerchief; they took both away; they took away every thing I had. Then the prisoner said,

"Let the b - g - r go;" I made the best of my way home. I lost my friend before they attacked me.

Q. When did you see the prisoner again - A. On the following Wednesday morning, I met him in Oxford-road, knew him, and had him secured. I had seen him about Oxford-road before the robbery; I never spoke to him before, but am certain he is the man - they were three or four minutes robbing me. I had seen the prisoner walking in Oxford-road about a week before, and four or five times before that. I have not seen my property since.

Prisoner. Q. Did you tell the magistrate that you lost your hat - A. Yes.

WILLIAM SELLERS . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner on Wednesday morning, the 28th of July; the prosecutor gave him in charge - I found nothing on him. I told him what I took him for, he made no reply. The prosecutor said he was sure of his being the man.

Prisoner's Defence. I am quite innocent.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 20.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

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1089. JOHN HENLEY was again indicted for feloniously assaulting William Colbeck , in a certain field and open place near the King's highway, on the 26th of July , at St. John, Hampstead , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 6 d., and the sum of 3 d. in copper monies numbered , his property.

WILLIAM COLBECK . On the 26th of July I was at West-end fair with Burn, the prosecutor in the last case. We came away together, and in coming out of the fair, into the field, the people separated us - I was perfectly sober. When I came into the field I was attacked by the prisoner and a gang - I knew him before. He repeatedly said,

"Let us hustle the b - g - r," and he himself rubbed me

down. I said,

" Jack Henley , it is no use attempting to rob me, for I have nothing to lose." Either he or his companions took a sixpence and threepence from my left-hand pocket, which was all I had; I got from them by struggling, and ran home. On the Wednesday, after Burn had apprehended him, I saw him going into the watch-house. I am positive he is the man. I knew him before, by seeing him taken to the watch-house so often.

WILLIAM SELLERS . When I apprehended the prisoner, Colbeck charged him with robbing him; he said nothing.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 20.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

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1090. THOMAS ATKINSON was indicted for feloniously assaulting Francis Younger , on the King's highway, on the 19th of August , at St. Giles's in the Fields , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, one watch, value 30 s.; one chain, value 6 d., and one seal, value 6 d. , his property.

FRANCIS YOUNGER . I am a coachsmith . On the 14th of August, about eight o'clock at night, I was in Holborn, near the bottom of Little Turnstile . As I was putting my hand into my pocket, the prisoner came and struck me with his fist in the forehead, and at the same time snatched my watch out of my fob; then struck me a violent blow, ran across, and up Dean-street. I followed him, calling, Stop thief! and saw him fall down; he was stopped without my losing sight of him. The watch was found in an area in Dean-street, close to where he fell.

Cross-examined by MR BARRY. Q. You had been to a bean-feast - A. Yes, but knew what I was about. He was never out of my sight.

BENJAMIN BATHO . I am a tailor, and live in Red Lion-square. I was in Dean-street, talking to a person, and heard Younger call out; the prisoner was running, and I pursued him, a man put his leg out, and he fell over it. I saw him throw the watch out of his hand against the area-window - I secured him; he was taken to the watch-house. A woman, who was in the kitchen, took the watch to the watch-house; I saw her pick it up. He broke a window as he threw it, and it cut his hand.

CORNELIUS BURER . I am a constable. I heard a cry of Stop thief! and joined in pursuit of the prisoner. He fell down, and I took him into custody; both his hands were bloody. The woman brought the watch to me at the watch-house. Younger claimed it.

Cross-examined. Q. Did the prosecutor know the prisoner - A. Yes; he pointed him out from several others.

JAMES TAYLOR . I was with Burer, and confirm his testimony.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I heard an alarm, and was running, when a man threw me down.

GUILTY . - DEATH Aged 20.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

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1091. THOMAS CLARK , JOHN AMOS , and WILLIAM CRAWLEY were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of David Blair , about two o'clock in the night of the 27th of August , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein four shirts, value 1 s.; three frocks, value 2 s.; one gown, value 1 s.; two night-caps, value 6 d.; two waistcoats, value 2 s.; two handkerchiefs, value 1 s., and five pocket-handkerchiefs, value 6 s. , his property.

DAVID BLAIR . I live at Tottenham . On the 27th of August, I went to bed about eleven o'clock at night, and am not certain that the house was all fastened. About four o'clock in the morning I was called up, came down, found the iron bar moved, and three shutters taken down, also a square of glass, which had been broken, was taken out. The articles stated in the indictment were stolen from the back-room.

WILLIAM GOODMAN . I am constable of Tottenham. On the 6th of September, Clark and Amos were brought to me on another charge - next morning Crawley was taken. Crawley said, he and two others were concerned in the robbery, that they got in at the window by taking the bar down, as the pins were not fastened inside, and one of them got in, and brought the things out. He said they did not intend to steal these things, but they went for a bowl of silver, and being disappointed, they took them, and that Clark pawned them in Kingsland-road. I found the property there.

JOSEPH ROSIER , I am a pawnbroker, and live in Kingsland-road. On the 26th of August these things were pledged for 6 s., by Clark, to the best of my belief.

NOT GUILTY .

(See 10th Day.)

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

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1092. WILLIAM BURKE was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Martha Grayson , widow , about twelve o'clock in the night of the 25th of August , at St. Marylebone , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein three spoons, value 26 s.; one Bible, value 40 s.; one shift, value 5 s.; two shawls, value 10 s.; one yard of cotton, value 6 d.; three yards of linen, value 3 s.; two table-cloths, value 7 s.; one handkerchief, value 5 s.; one pair of sugar-tongs, value 10 s.; 8 lbs. of sugar, value 4 s.; 1 lb. of tea, value 6 s., and the sum of 4 s. 8 d. in copper monies numbered , his property.

MARTHA GRAYSON . I live in Calmell-buildings , St. Marylebone, and keep the house. On the 25th of August I made the house quite secure, and went to bed last. I heard a noise about half-past twelve, and at two o'clock in the night, like the creaking of a door, but thought it was at the next house. About half-past five o'clock, I was alarmed, and informed that my door was open - it was light then. I found the iron bar of the area forced off, which would admit a person; they could then get in at the kitchen window, which was shut close down. They forced open my parlour-door, where the property was, and I missed the articles stated in the indictment, which are worth 15 l. together. I have employed the prisoner in the house for many years, and within the last three months. He knew the house very well.

RALPH HADLEY . I am a watchman. On the 26th of August, about three o'clock in the morning, I heard a man coming out of Portland-mews - it was dark; it was about five hundred yards from Grayson's house. I went up and took him - it was the prisoner; he had a bundle,

also a parcel of halfpence in his coat and trowsers pockets; a shawl and a piece of printed cotton were in his hat, a shift under his waistcoat, and a quantity of tea and sugar in the bundle. He said he had brought them from Calmel-buildings, and was going to take them to Bayswater alms-house.

WILLIAM SELLERS . I received the prisoner and property in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOSEPH EDESHAW . I found the door open, and alarmed the prosecutrix.

Prisoner's Defence. A young man met me in Henrietta-street, and asked me to carry them.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 18.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

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1093. JAMES ELLIS was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of September , at St. Michael Bassishaw , two silver cups, value 5 l.; one silver wine strainer, value 1 l. 15 s.; ten silver spoons, value 6 l.; one toast rack, value 1 s.; and one phosphorus box, value 1 d., the property of Samuel Gale , in his dwelling-house .

MR. SAMUEL GALE . I live in Basinghall-street , in the parish of St. Michael Bassishaw. On the 2d of September, about half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, I was sitting in my office, on the first-floor, and heard a person creeping lightly across the passage - my office-door was about one third open, and by the shadow on the wall, I observed that he was peeping into my room, where I was sitting. I went to the door, and saw the prisoner had just shut the passage-door, and was walking down stairs. I asked him what he did in the house? he made no answer, but looked confused. I suspected him, and went down after him; he looked behind and saw me, then ran away; I called Stop thief! and he was stopped. I went up to him, and took him to the watch-house; he was searched in my presence, and in a handkerchief that he had in his hand, was found, two silver cups, a wine-strainer, a plated toast-rack, and a phosphorus box; and in different parts of his clothes, were found two gravy, four table and four desert-spoons, all of which are mine, and are worth above 15 l. as old silver. I rent the house.

THOMAS PARKER . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody.

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

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 20.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

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1094. FELIX HENRY MILLER was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of September , one watch, value 20 s.; one chain, value 1 s.; two seals, value 1 s., and two keys, value 6 d., the property of Thomas Jones , from his person .

THOMAS JONES . I live in the Old Jewry. On the 13th of September, between five and six o'clock, I went to the Poultry to see Mr. Hunt's procession; my watch was taken from me, but I do not know who by. Next day I saw it in possession of the officer.

PETER MONDAY . I am a constable. I followed the procession from St. Mildred's-court to Cornhill; there was a bustle, as a gentleman had lost his watch; some of the mob gave the prisoner in charge. I found a watch in his fob, which he said was his own. I went to the watchmaker, and found the prosecutor out - he claimed it. The prisoner had two other seals in his pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Two young men sold it to me for 2 l., in the Kingsland-road.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-13

1095. ANDREW BAXTER and JOHN WILLIAM SHAW were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of June , two candlesticks, value 5 s., and thirteen ivory balls, value 13 s. , the property of Richard Harris .

RICHARD HARRIS . I am a publican , and live at Deptford ; the prisoners were quartered at my house. On the 23d of June they were absent, and I missed this property.

WILLIAM GARVA . I am a surveyor of the Thames Police. On the 24th of June, about five o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoners at the corner of Gracechurch-street, selling the candlesticks to a woman; they said a man gave them to them at the Hoop and Grapes, public-house, Tothil-fields. I took them in charge, and they were sent to their regiment.

GEORGE WEBSTER . I was employed on the 26th of June, to clean the lock-up-room in the office, and under a bench I found these balls.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BAXTER'S Defence. I was intoxicated, and got into company; I know nothing of the balls.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-14

1096. WILLIAM STEPHENS was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of August , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the property of a certain man unknown, from his person .

CHARLES M'PHERSON. I am a labourer at the London Docks. On Tuesday afternoon, the 13th of August, between two and three o'clock, I was going up Leadenhall-street - two gentlemen were coming towards me; as I passed them, I saw the prisoner put his hand into one of their pockets, take a handkerchief out, and put it into a basket, which he held in his hand. I turned round and secured him till the officer came and took him to the watch-house - he struggled to get away. The gentlemen were gone.

RICHARD PRICE . I am an officer. I saw a mob, and found the prisoner in custody; he was struggling. I took him, and found the handkerchief in his basket.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought it for 5 s.

GUILTY . Aged 66.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-15

1097. MARY ANN CORN alias DUNTHORNE was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of July , two scarfs, value 3 l.; six pair of stockings, value 1 l. 10 s.; four handkerchiefs, value 1 l.; five yards of silk, value 1 l., and one shawl, value 21 s., the property of Robert Maynard , privately in his shop .

SARAH PARKER . I am servant to Mr. Robert Maynard , who is a linen-draper , and lives in Ludgate-street . On Saturday morning, the 31st of July, between eleven and twelve o'clock, I was cleaning the window by the skylight; I saw the prisoner roll up two scarfs, and put them

in her pocket. I went up, and told Miss Maynard, who wrote a note to inform the shopman.

NELSON ANDREWS . I am shopman to Mr. Maynard. The prisoner came to the shop, and looked out articles to the amount of 10 l. While she was looking at them two ladies came in a carriage; I had to attend them, being the only person in the shop; she must have taken these things during that time. Miss Maynard sent me a note, and I detained her as long as I could. She went out, I followed, and charged her with having a shawl in her pocket; she went into the shop followed by the beadle, whom I had sent for. He searched her, and found all the articles stated in the indictment, except the square silk shawl - the silk stockings she dropped in the shop. She was then taken to the Compter where the shawl was found on her.

JAMES SNOW . I am a beadle. On the 31st of July, I was sent for; the prisoner went out, and I followed her into the shop. She dropped a parcel, containing six pair of stockings. I found a parcel in front of her, containing two scarfs and a piece of silk. Andrews took the other things from under her shawl.

WILLIAM SMITH. I am an officer. I was with Snow, and took the prisoner to the Compter; I then searched her more particularly. She dropped a bundle from under her arm, in which I found another shawl. I found a quantity of remnants of things at her lodgings.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 37.

Of stealing, but not privately .

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-16

1098. JOHN DUGARD was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of August , eight half crowns, and 3 s. , the property of Robert Beauchamp .

ROBERT BEAUCHAMP . I am a pawnbroker , and live at Holborn-bars ; the prisoner was servant at my private house at Islington. I used to send him to open and shut the shop, and sweep it out; he was suspected of taking money. On the 12th of August I emptied the till, and put 4 l. worth of marked silver in it. I sent all the men out except the apprentice and him. I went out myself, returned in about ten minutes, and asked the prisoner if he had any money in his pocket? He said he had not. I then said,

"Put down the half crowns that you have taken out of the till." The apprentice counted the money in the till, and missed eight half crowns and 3 s. I told the prisoner to put it all down, which he did - it was the same that I had marked. I gave him in charge.

GEORGE IVE . I am apprentice to the prosecutor. After business was done, my master put 4 l. worth of marked money in the till, leaving me and the prisoner in the house. I went up stairs, and while there I heard the till open; I came down, and sent him for a pint of beer. While he was gone I counted the money, and missed half a crown - he returned. I left him alone, and again heard the till open; I went to look for Mr. Beauchamp, but could not find him - the prisoner wanted to go, but I would not let him; my master came in soon after. I informed him, and he went up to the prisoner, and asked him if he had got any money? He said,

"No, master;" I missed eight half crowns and 3 s. My master told him to produce them, which he did. I knew them to be the same that were marked.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-17

1099. ABRAHAM MORRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of August, two tumblers, value 2 s. , the property of Harriet Butt .

HARRIET BUTT. I am servant at the Haunch of Venison, public-house . On the 18th of August, the prisoner came in and had a glass of porter, which he paid for, and went out in about half an hour; I missed two glasses, followed him, and secured him in the Temple; I brought him back, and the glasses were found in his hat.

ROBERT HAWKINS . I keep the house. Butt brought the prisoner back, and I found the glasses in his hat. He was quite sober.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 53.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-18

1100. JAMES WALTON was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of August , 11 pair of stockings, value 19 s., and six pair of drawers, value 6 s. , the goods of William Stephens and James Barnard Dew .

THOMAS WILLIAMS . I am shopman to James Barnard Dew and William Stephens , who are hosiers , and live in Cheapside . On the 13th of August, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, I was at the side counter, tying up some parcels, Mr. Dew was serving some customers, and desired me to look to the door. I turned, and saw the prisoner run from the door, with the stockings and drawers under his arm - I followed, crying Stop thief! When he came to the pump in St. Paul's Church-yard he dropped them. I secured him, and am sure he is the man.

DAVID DAVIS . I am a shopman to the prosecutors. I joined in pursuit, and took the stockings from a person, who I saw pick them up.

CHARLES BOND. I am an officer. I saw the prisoner running with the bundle, which he dropped. I believe he was in distress.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was in great distress.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-19

1101. THOMAS GRAHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of August , two table spoons, value 1 l.; two tea-spoons, value 3 s., and one pair of sugar-tongs, value 3 s. , the property of Thomas Sapwell .

THOMAS SAPWELL . On the 24th of August, about ten o'clock in the morning, I went a few yards from my door, saw the prisoner go into my room, go up to the sideboard, and come out in about half a minute, with his hand under

his smock-frock - I collared and took him back, he then produced the property, and said he found them on my mat.

BENJAMIN WATTS . I saw the prisoner drop the spoons.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. It was done from distress.

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-20

1102. GEORGE WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of September , four brushes, value 6 s. , the goods of William Bracey Kent and John Gawdry .

JOHN WHALE NORMAN. I am warehouseman to Messrs. William Bracey Kent and John Gawdry . Having frequently missed brushes, and particularly on the evening of the 8th of September, I suspected the prisoner, as he was the only person employed in that part of the warehouse. Next morning, I concealed myself, and saw him take the brushes off the counter, put them on the ground, close to the cellar-window; he then went down stairs, and took them through the window. He came up soon after, and left the warehouse; I sent a porter to bring him back, and charged him with the theft - he denied it. I found four brushes on him, and gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-21

1103. CHARLES JACOB WARDLE was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of September , one saddle, value 3 l., and one bridle, value 10 s. , the goods of Thomas Barrett Leonard , Esq.

JOHN MORGAN . I am groom to Mr. Thomas Barret Leonard . On the 3d of August I left the saddle and bridle at Forth's livery-stables , the prisoner was a helper there.

JOHN BALL . I am hostler to Mr. Forth, who is a stable-keeper, and lives in Oxford-street; the bridle and saddle were stolen - I afterwards took the prisoner, he said he took them, and had sold them. I told him he had better confess.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-22

1104. NATHANIEL MILLETT was indicted for feloniously assaulting David Maxwell , in a certain open field near the King's highway, on the 26th of July , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 3 l.; one handkerchief, value 8 s., and 9 s. in monies numbered , his property.

DAVID MAXWELL . I am a gentleman's coachman . On the 26th of July I was returning from West-End fair about nine o'clock, I was met by a gang of eight or nine men and boys, who surrounded and carried me away from my friends. I caught hold of my watch by the ribbon; I held it, and received several cuts about my head with sticks. I struggled with them for ten minutes - they then got my watch. I was separated from my friends, who were afraid to come to my assistance. I received several kicks about my body. They tore my breeches-pocket out, in which was 9 s.; I also lost my handkerchief. I was stunned with the blows, and could not discern any of them.

WILLIAM BALLENTINE . I am a watch-maker, and live in Cable-street, Wellclose-square. On the 28th of July the prisoner came to sell me a watch, I said it would not suit me. He came again at three o'clock, and left it to be repaired; it was to come to 6 s. - the swivel was broken by some violence. He was to call next day for it, he did not call until the day after. In the mean time, Coombes had given me information. The prisoner was to call on Thursday, but did not until Friday at ten o'clock. I told him to come in an hour, and it would be ready - he came to the door at three o'clock, and asked for it - I told him to come in, he declined it, and went away. I did not see him again until the next day, when he was in custody.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. Q. Did you know him before - A. I repaired a clock for him once. I knew where he formerly lodged.

WILLIAM COOMBES . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner on the 31st of July at his lodging, in bed. He said he dealt in watches and clothes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I buy watches in Petticoat-lane, get them repaired, and barter them for old clothing. I bought this in Petticoat-lane for 35 s.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18190915-23

1105. JOHN POWELL and JOSEPH ANDERSON were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Mary Harding , widow , about nine o'clock in the forenoon of the 9th of September , at St. Marylebone (she and others being therein), and stealing therein, six rings, value 3 l.; one garnet and pearl cross, value 3 l., and one brooch, value 10 s. , her property.

MARY HARDING . I live in Holles-street, Cavendish-square , St. Marylebone, and rent the house. On the 9th of September, about nine o'clock in the morning, I left my shop to give a woman some work - I did not leave the house - I was absent about ten minutes. On my return a person came in and said my window was broken; I found it so, and missed nine gold rings, a pearl and garnet cross, and a brooch, worth 9 l. together. The window was sound when I left the shop.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Is the house your own - A. Yes. I am a widow.

GEORGE DONELL . I am a brush-maker, and live near the prosecutrix. On the 9th of September I saw both the prisoners lurking about her shop - it was about twenty minutes after eight o'clock. I watched them, and saw Powell go to the window with a boy, who is not taken; they passed backward and forward - Anderson stood at the corner, about thirty-six yards off. I went into the opposite

shop, and saw Powell cut the window, and go away with something in his hand, which he gave to Anderson at the corner - he was returning. I came out, and missed Anderson. I went round the streets, and then saw Powell giving more property to Anderson - I believe they suspected me. Anderson ran off, I pursued, and overtook him in Argyle-street, and found the property on him. I afterwards saw Powell at the watch-house.

SAMUEL HARDING . I live in the neighbourhood. My attention was called to the prosecutrix's shop - I went into a shop at the corner of the street, and saw Powell doing something at the window, but could not see what. I came out, crossed the street, and saw the shop-window was broken, and the cotton, on which the goods laid, was rumpled. I ran after him, and secured him at the end of Swallow-street, but found nothing on him. I am certain he is the person I saw at the window.

RICHARD COATES . I am a constable. Powell was given into my charge. I found two knives in his pocket, one of which had red putty on one corner of it. I examined the window, and found it corresponded with the impression in the wood, and the putty was of the same colour. There was a mark in the wood where the knife had been.

(Properly produced and sworn to.)

The prisoners made no defence.

POWELL - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 17.

ANDERSON - GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 16.

Recommended to Mercy .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-24

1106. WILLIAM HENRY BOND was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of July , at St. Matthew, Bethnal-green , two coats, value 4 l.; three waistcoats, value 12 s.; one hat, value 21 s., and seven pair of stockings, value 3 s. 6 d., the property of Robert Dakers , in the dwelling-house of Samuel Dakers .

SAMUEL DAKERS . I keep the Camden's Head, public-house , in the parish of St. Matthew, Bethnal-green ; the prisoner lodged at my house on Monday and Tuesday, the 26th and 27th of July - he was missing at breakfast on the 27th; he had said the night before that he should breakfast with us, but did not. I went up stairs, found him gone, and the lock forced off my brother's box which was in the room where he slept - it was emptied. I missed a sheet off his bed - he had not paid for his lodging. Nobody slept in the room but him.

ROBERT DAKERS . I am brother to the last witness; my box was in the room where the prisoner slept - I did not lodge there that night. I had left my box, locked, on Sunday, and had the key in my pocket. On Wednesday I was fetched, and found the articles stated in the indictment gone, which were worth 5 l. 15 s. 6 d.

THOMAS BURFORD . I am constable of Bromley. On the 9th of August, about nine o'clock at night, I was sent for to the Bird in Hand, and took the prisoner into custody - the landlord gave me a bundle in the prisoner's presence, which he said he left there, the prisoner acknowledged it - it contained three pair of stockings, a pair of gloves, and other things. He gave no account of them.

JOHN ELY . I keep the Bird in Hand. On the 9th of August, about half-past six o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came with two bundles, he sat down in the taproom, and had some beer; in about an hour and a half he asked if he might leave the bundles while he went down to Bow He returned in about two hours, and took one away; returned afterwards, and sold a pair of sheets out of the other bundle to a man for 9 s. In the course of the afternoon I had information, and gave him in charge with the other bundle.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I paid his wife for my lodgings, and left.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 40.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-25

1107. JAMES LEAF was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of July , in the dwelling-house of Mary Lewis , one 50 l. and one 30 l. bank note , the property of Mary Leaf , widow .

MARY LEAF . I lodged at Hackney , with Mrs. Lewis. On the 28th of June I went to town, leaving a 50 l. and a 30 l. bank note, locked up in a box. I returned on the 5th of July, and they were stolen. I had received the 50 l. note from a banking house in Lombard-street, and the 30 l. note from Mr. Wood. I have since got the number of the 50 l. note, but did not know it at the time. My husband died on the 18th of June - the prisoner was his brother - he knew I had this money. The glass of my window was broken, and then the fastening undone. I had asked the prisoner before I left to put a gimlet in the window to fasten it, which he did. The gimlet was used to force my drawers open. In consequence of information I had the prisoner apprehended, Mr. Birnie discharged him, and told him the best way to prove his innocence was to find the robbery out for me, but he never came near me. He acknowledged he had been in the house twice while I was absent. The 30 l. note has Wood on it.

THOMAS RAGG . I am a Bank clerk. On the 3d of July I exchanged a 50 l. and a 30 l. note, for a person whom I do not remember. The 30 l. note has the name of Wood on it.

JAMES MOORE . I am a schoolmaster. I had two of the prisoner's children at my school; he paid me four 5 l. and three 1 l. bank notes.

THOMAS CORKER . I am a currier. On the 14th of July Mr. Woolley paid me a 5 l. note.

JONATHAN WOOLLEY . I received the 5 l. note from Mrs. Moore.

THOMAS RAGG re-examined. It appears by our book, that these notes were given in change for the 50 l. note, but the entry is not made by me.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18190915-26

1108. RICHARD HOLLAND and JOHN HOLDWELL were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of August , one night-gown, value 5 s., the property of Thomas Nicholl , and one night-gown, value 5 s. , the property of Ann Nicholl .

JOSEPH NICHOLL . I am brother to Thomas Nicholl ; we live at Wilsden . Two night-gowns were stolen from off the lines, I heard the alarm, rode after the prisoners, and took them on Wilsden-green, together with them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JANE JONES. I saw Holland hand the things over the hedge where they hung, to Holdwell.

HOLLAND'S Defence. I found them in a ditch.

HOLLAND - GUILTY . Aged 22.

HOLDWELL - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-27

1109. WILLIAM YOUNG was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of August , one jacket, value 10 s., and one pair of trowsers, value 5 s. , the goods of John Morgan .

JOHN MORGAN . I am apprentice in a West India ship , which laid in the Docks. On the 27th of August I lost my things out of my chest; a person called me, I went ashore, saw the prisoner running, and stopped him about a hundred yards off, wearing my things.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Nine Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-28

1110. JOHN SOLDER was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of August , one cream-jug, value 2 s., and one dressing-gown, value 5 s. , the property of David Hugh Davis .

THOMAS BROWN . I am apprentice to David Hugh Davis ; the prisoner was employed in painting the house . He was about a month there, during which time these things were missing; the servant informed me of it. I went down stairs, found his coat in the cellar, where he kept his paint, and there found a gown in his hat; the servant took them out. I went to Mr. Davis, who was in the neighbourhood, and by his desire I put them there again, and sent for a constable. As he left work the constable brought him back. He said he had something, but he hoped we would show him mercy. The constable found the gown in his hat, and the cream-jug in his pocket.

FRANCIS RICKMAN . I am a constable. I took the prisoner back, and found the property on him. He said it was his first offence.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18190915-29

1111. THOMAS TOWNSEND and MARK MORTON were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of August , eight quarters of buck wheat, value 10 l., and seven pecks of beans, value 7 s. , the property of James Thomas .

DANIEL MAYCOCK . I am in the employ of Mr. James Thomas , who has a warehouse on Tower-hill. On the 6th of August, about six o'clock in the morning, Townsend had the key of the granary - he was the granary keeper . I went there about a quarter after seven o'clock, and opened the door without making a noise, and saw Morton bringing part of a sack of buck wheat along the floor towards the door. I asked him what he was doing? he said he did not know. I then saw Townsend and Dick on the same floor, filling sacks from the bulk; before they saw me they were bringing sacks towards the door, where four other full sacks had been placed. I asked them if they had any orders to fill the sacks? Townsend said he knew nothing about it. I asked if Dick had any orders? Dick immediately made his escape down, through the cellar. I got Morton and Townsend together, and asked them why they were putting it up without any order, or a meter to attend them? Morton said,

"We have done wrong, let us shoot it back to the bulk." I said they should not move it unless they called Dick back; I got assistance, and had the prisoners secured. The sacks were not our's, they contained eight quarters and three bushels of buck wheat, which corresponded with the bulk. They said it was of no use having a piece of work about it, and wanted to shoot it back. As soon as they saw me they dropped the sacks and concealed themselves. Corn cannot be delivered without an order.

Cross-examined by MR. CURWOOD. Q. Morton once worked for you - A. Yes.

SAMUEL BARNARD . I am the prosecutor's clerk. I delivered Townsend the key - Morton was not employed there then. I was fetched to the granary about eight o'clock, and found the prisoners in custody, and three sacks filled with buck wheat, and one with beans.

JOHN RILEY . I was sent to assist Maycock, and laid hold of Morton behind the loop-hole door; he offered me a 1 l. note to let him go, which I refused.

MINEGO DAVIDSON. I assisted in taking Morton; he offered 1 l. to be let go. Townsend was sent after Dick; he returned and said,

"D - n it let us start it, and say no more about it."

TOWNSEND - GUILTY . Aged 36.

MORTON - GUILTY . Aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-30

1112. WILLIAM WELLS was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Ann Dark , about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 21st of June , (no person being therein), and stealing, one watch, value 4 l.; five pair of sheets, value 6 l.; eight table-cloths, value 3 l.; sixteen spoons, value 2 l.; one carpet, value 1 l.; one looking-glass, value 1 l.; one cap, value 1 l.; four gowns, value 10 l.; one pelisse, value 2 l., and twenty-four knives and forks, value 10 s. , her property.

ANN DARK . I live in Riley-street, Chelsea . On the 24th of June, I received a letter in the country - I had been from home near a fortnight. I returned and found my house broken open. Every door was broken open, and this property stolen.

THOMAS PARISH. I live in Riley-street, Chelsea. On the 21st of June, between five and six o'clock, I was going to work, and saw two genteel dressed men at the prosecutrix's door. One of them said,

"Here he is." The prisoner came to the door with a horse and cart. They opened the door, and brought him out three or four large bundles, which he drove away with towards town - they followed. I knew the prisoner by sight before.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Was his cart fresh painted - A. No. Pye-street was written on it.

JOHN DAVIS . I am an oilman, and am son-in-law to Mrs. Dark. On the 24th of June, I received information, went to the house, and remained there all night. About

four o'clock in the morning two men passed the area, and peeped down. I followed them part of the way to Fulham - they kept looking back. I returned between four and five o'clock, and saw the prisoner with a horse and cart, walking about - there was neither name or number on the cart. I asked him why he was there? He said he was waiting for two gentlemen, who were coming from Kensington, as he was to take them to town to save the toll. He said his cart had been painted a week before, which was the reason he had no number. He took me to Mr. Gan, of Deptford, whom he knew. I left him there.

SAMUEL WEBBER . I was with Davis; he has spoken correctly.

WILLIAM WESTCOAT . I am an officer. Parish gave me information, and I apprehended the prisoner in Covent-garden. I went to his house in Pye-street, Westminster, but found none of the property.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-31

1113. FARNISS GRAFF was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of July , one pocket-handkerchief, value 2 s., the property of William Hodnett , from his person .

WILLIAM HODNETT . On the 30th, of July, about eleven o'clock in the morning, I was in Lower Thames-street . I saw a handkerchief lying on the pavement, which I picked up, not knowing it was mine; I gave it to a person just by, and afterwards found it was my own. I was not aware that my pocket had been picked.

JOHN LUTWYCH . On the 30th of July, I was going down Lower Thames-street, and saw the prisoner standing in company with another man. I suspected him, and saw both following the prosecutor; in less than a minute his companion took a handkerchief from the prosecutor's pocket, and gave it to the prisoner. I immediately seized him, and he dropped it. The prosecutor thought it was mine in the bustle, but immediately claimed it himself.

WILLIAM WALTON . I am an officer. I saw a scuffle, and took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw it.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-32

1114. JOHN LESTER was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of August , one iron chair, value 2 l. , the property of William Bond Lees , George Cottam , and Samuel Hallen .

SAMUEL HALLEN . I am a manufacturer of wrought iron hurdles , The prisoner was our servant .

RICHARD COLLIN . The prisoner employed me to carry an iron chair for him from the Steel-yard, Thames-street.

JOHN DUNCAN . I am a broker. Collins brought me a chair. I paid the prisoner for it, and have since parted with it.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-33

1115. HENRY MILLS was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of August, one boot, value 1 ls. , the property, of William Donaldson .

WILLIAM DONALDSON . I am a bootmaker , and live at Barbican . On the 6th of August, about nine o'clock in the evening I missed a boot; I kept watch behind the door, and saw the prisoner take another away. I followed and overtook him in Moor-lane; he threw it behind him, and I picked it up - I lost him. I described him to the constable, and he took me to a place where we found him. I am sure he is the man.

JOSEPH PAGE . I am a constable. On the 6th of August, about eleven o'clock at night, I apprehended the prisoner, at his mother's house in Wheeler-street, Spitalfields. The prosecutor said he was the man.

JAMES STANTON. I am a constable. I assisted in taking the prisoner. We asked him what he did with the other boot? He said he put it under a board in Angel-court, Grub-street. He took us there, but we could not find it.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-34

1116. JAMES MITCHELL was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of June , four yards and three quarters of satin, value 21 s.; thirteen yards and a half of ribbon, value 13 s., and two pair of gloves, value 4 s. , the property of John Flint , Jun.

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY. Aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-35

1117. JAMES MITCHELL was again indicted for stealing, on the 31st of July , 12 silk handkerchiefs, value 3 l. 1 s. 7 d.; seven yards of silk, value 1 l. 13 s. 10 d.; three yards and a half of bombaset, value 5 s.; 16 yards of bom-basin, value 1 l. 18 s.; 90 yards of cotton quilling net, value 2 l. 18 s; 36 yards of satin, value 7 l.; 650 yards of ribbon, value 7 l.; one silk scarf, value 2 l.; 167 ounces of thread, value 2 l. 10 s.; one yards and a half of ironing-cloth, value 18 d.; 21 pair of garters, value 4 s.; 233 pair of gloves, value 18 l.; four yards of galoon, value 18 s.; 36 pair of worsted boots, value 1 l. 6 s.; one piece of boot-webbing, value 5 s.; two pieces of bag strapping, value 1 s.; five pieces of stay binding, value 3 s.; two pieces of China garters, value 1 s.; nine pieces of quality binding, value 8 s.; ten pieces of cotton ferret, value 9 s.; 110 pieces of tape, value 1 l. 5 s.; four fans, value 6 s.; 14 gross of shirt buttons, value 1 l. 10 s.; nine worsted caps, value 7 s 6 d.; one piece of boot-cord, value 18 d.; six dozen laces, value 10 s.; eleven ounces of sewing silk, value 1 l. 4 s.; 25 papers of pins, value 6 s.; 24 pair of silk stockings, value 8 l. 10 s.; 770 pair of other stockings, value 50 l.; 150 yards of flannel, value 8 l. 15 s., and three pair of drawers, value 8 s., the property of John Flint , the younger , in his dwelling-house .

MR. ALLEY declined offering any evidence, stating that he was unable to prove the capital part of the charge.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-36

1118. JOHN PERKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of August , one handkerchief, value 10 d., the property of Samuel Dunstone , from his person .

SAMUEL DUNSTONE . On Sunday the 29th of August, about nine o'clock at night, I was in Fleet-street , with a

friend; I felt somebody touch my pocket, turned round, and missed my handkerchief. I saw the prisoner run from me, pursued him, and saw him throw it down. I never lost sight of him, till he was secured.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-37

1119. MATTHEW MORTON was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of August , one gown, value 6 s., and one shawl, value 6 s. , the property of William Kenyon .

ALICE KENYON . I am the wife of William Kenyon , who keeps a public-house . On the 3d of August, about five o'clock in the evening, the prisoner was seen coming down stairs, and suspicion fell upon him. I met him in the street, and took the gown out of his bosom.

FRANCIS MORRIS . I was with the last witness, and saw the prisoner come down stairs. I found the shawl in his breeches.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A female beckoned me out, and gave them to me to pledge. I put them in my breeches as I had to call upon a gentleman, and thought it did not look respectable to have a bundle.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-38

1120. MARY ANN M'CUE was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of August , 2 lbs. of coffee, value 5 s. , the property of William Mentor .

WILLIAM MENTOR . I am a coffee-roaster , and live in Brewer's-lane, Dowgate-hill ; the prisoner's husband is in my employ.

RICHARD KIRBY . I am an officer of Dowgate ward. Between twelve and one o'clock at night, I found the prisoner on the prosecutor's premises; she said she came to look for her husband. I asked her how she got in? She said, by taking the key off her table, where her husband had left it. I took her to the watch-house, and the coffee was found on her.

WILLIAM SMITH . I was constable of the night. I found the prisoner at the watch-house. I told her it was an improper time to be looking for her husband; another watchman came in and said her husband was in bed. She then said she must tell the truth - she went there for a few chips. I said she might get them at a proper time. She said there were too many eyes about. I searched her, and found the coffee in a handkerchief under her apron.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to look for my husband, and picked the coffee up.

GUILTY . Aged 49.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-39

1121. GABRIEL GREGORY was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , two shawls, value 25 s.; three gowns, value 33 s.; four yards of muslin, value 11 s.; one shift, value 3 s.; one pair of stockings, value 2 s.; and four caps, value 7 s., the property of John Nevan , from the person of Catharine, his wife .

CATHARINE NEVAN . I am the wife of John Nevan. On the 12th of May, I was coming from the Commercial-road to the Minories, between eight and nine o'clock in the evening. The prisoner accosted me, and asked where I was going? I said I was going on my business. He said it was awkward to see a woman with a bundle, when a man was with her; I said I could carry it. When we came to the corner of the Minories , he snatched the bundle and ran off. Next morning I gave information, and on the 13th of July, I saw him in Brick-lane - my aunt was with me. I said, he was the man who had robbed me, and ran over the street to him - he laid hold of my arm. I said,

"You are the man who robbed me, will you give me my clothes." He said,

"Yes, if you will go with me." I said I would not, but must give him in charge. I laid hold of him, but he struck me, and ran away. I called Stop thief! He escaped into a house, and I told the people to secure him, while I went for an officer - he was secured. I am certain he is the man - he walked forty or fifty yards with me. I noticed him particularly.

HANNAH SHARP . I was going up Brick-lane, and saw the last witness cross the road, and speak to the prisoner; he took hold of her arm till they came to Osborne-place, then struck her with his hand, she recovered herself by catching hold of a shutter. I followed him, calling out Stop thief!

URIAH MATTHEWS . I am a shoemaker. I heard the cry of Stop thief! saw the prisoner running, and followed him into a house in Luntley-place. I asked him what he had been about? He told me to be quiet, and it would soon be over. The prosecutrix was following him, and said she had been robbed. He wished her to come into the house, but she said she would not, for he would murder her; I held the door to keep him in while she fetched an officer - a woman came and ordered me out. I went out, but suspecting he would make his escape backward, I went into the next house, and saw him getting over the wall; he ran round into Luntley-place again, and defied any man to touch him. We at last secured him.

ROBERT ANDREW REYNOLDS . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner getting over the back-yard. I went home to fetch my staff, returned, and secured him in Fashion-street.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about it.

GUILTY . Aged 43.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-40

1122. CHARLES HUBBARD was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of September , one watch, value 30 s.; one chain, value 2 s.; two keys, value 1 s., and one seal, value 1 s., the goods of John Louis , from his person .

JOHN LOUIS . On Monday last, the 13th of September, about half-past five o'clock in the afternoon, I was a few doors from Camomile-street , when a young woman said I had been robbed. I looked round, and saw my watch in the prisoner's hand. I seized him, and took it from him, and an officer came and took him.

JOHN FIELD . I heard a bustle, and went to Louis, who had the prisoner. I found the watch in his left hand.

Prisoner's Defence. I am sorry for it; I got into bad company - this is my first offence.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-41

1123. WILLIAM STRINGER was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of August , one handkerchief, value 2 s., the property of Benjamin Blott , from the person of Rachael, his wife .

RACHAEL BLOTT . I am the wife of Benjamin Blott , who lives in Wild-street, Lincoln's Inn-fields. On the 28th of August, about half-past eight o'clock in the evening, I was in Gray's Inn-road, going towards Battle Bridge . I noticed the prisoner following me. He snatched my bundle-handkerchief from me, and ran across a field. I never lost-sight of him till Hagger stopped him, and gave me my handkerchief.

THOMAS HAGGER . I was standing in the field, and saw the prisoner snatch the handkerchief from the prosecutrix, and run away; he passed me, fell down, and I secured him - I saw him drop it. Another gentleman picked it up, and gave it to the prosecutrix. The prisoner begged her pardon.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190915-42

1124. THOMAS STAFFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of August , one pillow, value 1 s., and 3 lbs. of feathers, value 1 s. , the goods of David Williams .

DAVID WILLIAMS . I keep a public-house in Broad-street, St. Giles's ; the prisoner had been quartered at my house for six months; he was under orders to march on the 28th of August. On the 27th, about ten o'clock at night, he came in to pack up his things, and brought another soldier with him; they were up stairs about an hour, then came down. While they were drinking some beer, my wife came down stairs, and said, in their hearing, that they had cut the bed open, and taken some feathers out, and that a pillow was missing. I asked the prisoner what he had got in his bundle? He said it was his foraging cap. He pulled the pillow from under his overalls.

JOHN GOODWIN . I am turncock of the New River. Williams called me in, and I saw the feathers in the prisoner's jacket; he unbuttoned his overalls and gave me the pillow - he said the other man had nothing to do with it. He appeared sober.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had drank near seven pots of porter, and was drunk.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190915-43

1125. SAMUEL DELL , DANIEL DONOVAN , WILLIAM WOOD , DANIEL ARNETT , THOMAS OWEN , JOHN SIMPSON , BENJAMIN GINN , CHARLES KING , JOHN BRADLEY , JOHN GLEESON , JOHN PRITCHARD , WILLIAM BROWN , SAMUEL SHEPHERD , RICHARD BRUIN , JAMES BANTENI , and WILLIAM GILBERT were severally, and separately indicted for feloniously having in their custody and possession, forged Bank of England notes, they well knowing them to be forged .

To which indictments the prisoners severally pleaded

GUILTY.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Before Messrs. Baron Graham and Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-44

1126. SAMUEL DELL , DANIEL DONOVAN , WILLIAM WOOD , DANIEL ARNETT , THOMAS OWEN , JOHN SIMPSON , BENJAMIN GINN , CHARLES KING , JOHN BRADLEY , JOHN GLEESON , JOHN PRITCHARD , WILLIAM BROWN , and SAMUEL SHEPHERD were again severally indicted for forgery .

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

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18190915-45

1127. RICHARD BRUIN , JAMES BANTENI , and WILLIAM GILBERT were again indicted for like offences .

No evidence.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18190915-46

1128. THOMAS FRANCIS was indicted for the wilful murder of Ann, his wife .

JOHN PETER GILES . I am a surgeon, and live at Brentford. On the 28th of July, I examined the body of the deceaced, and am not able to say what was the cause of her death. There were no marks whatever of external violence.

MR. ALLEY, on the part of the prosecution, stated that it was useless to proceed further.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18190915-47

1129. THOMAS BROWN was indicted for feloniously assaulting William Walters , in a certain field and open place, near the King's highway, on the 27th of July , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, one hat, value 6 s.; one handkerchief, value 2 s., and 6 s., in monies numbered , his property.

WILLIAM WALTERS . On the 27th of July I was coming out of a field from West End fair , when a boy came behind me, and pulled my hat off - it was not the prisoner. I ran after the boy and he fell; another person picked it up and ran away with it. About two dozen came round me, called out stall him, knocked me down, and held me there, while others picked my pockets; I was alarmed, but made no resistance; they took 6 s., and a handkerchief from me. My hat and handkerchief were taken from me before they used any violence. I do not know the prisoner as it was quite dusk.

THOMAS HURST . I am a constable. On the morning after the robbery I apprehended the prisoner under a hedge, by the booths. I asked him what he was doing there so early? He said he was looking for a man who

had been murdered the overnight - I knew of no murder. I found the handkerchief in his hat.

(Handkerchief produced and sworn to)

BENJAMIN HARRISON . I am a constable. I was with Hurst when he took the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not say I was looking for a man.

GUILTY. Aged 15.

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

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-48

1130. MARY WYBROW was indicted for stealing. on the 7th of September , one crown-piece, and 86 half-crowns, the monies of Matthew Harrison , in his dwelling-house .

HANNAH HARRISON . I am the wife of Matthew Harrison , who is a green-grocer , and lives in Long-alley, Moorfields - the prisoner lodged three weeks with us. I gave her board and lodging to be my servant till she could get a place. I had 75 l. in half-crowns, in a paper box, which was locked in a bookcase in my bed-room. I often noticed that she had a great deal of money. On the 6th of September I saw about ten half-crowns, tied up in one corner of her handkerchief, which gave me suspicion. She took one out, and sent my boy to buy something. I went to my box, and missed 10 l. worth of half-crowns and a crown-piece. I came down, and said I had been robbed, but did not say of what - she immediately said,

"I declare to G - d, I have not touched your money!" I said,

"I did not say, I had lost money," and told my husband to secure her. We got an officer, who searched her. Nobody but her and my two children had access to my bed-room. She could see the box through the glass door of the bookcase.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. I believe the prisoner stood godmother to your daughter's child - A. Yes, and paid 4 s. towards a goose.

JOSEPH WALTON . I am a headborough. I received the prisoner in charge. As I was taking her to the watch-house, she said she had taken money, but she thought not so much as the prosecutrix said.

GEORGE TAYLOR . I am a shoemaker, and live in Chiswell-street. On the 24th of August the prisoner bought a pair of shoes of me, which she paid for with two half-crowns.

MARGARET MILLS . I am servant to Mr. Allenbergh, of Union-street. I went to Bartholomew-fair with the prisoner; she spent two half-crowns, and had another.

SARAH GLOVER . I live in Crown-street. On the 5th of September the prisoner bought a bottle of wine - she paid me a half-crown, and I changed two others for her.

HANNAH JESSOP . On the 27th of August I made the prisoner a dress, which came to 2 s. - she gave me a half-crown, and would not take the 6 d. She had one or two others.

JANE HARRISON . I am the prosecutrix's daughter. On the Sunday after the robbery my child was christened; the prisoner was godmother - she paid a half-crown to the clerk, I saw another in the corner of her handkerchief.

ELIZABETH HARRISON . I am the prosecutrix's daughter-in-law. On the 21st of August the prisoner gave me a half-crown to get some liquor. On the 6th of September I saw her with two others.

GUILTY. Aged 31.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-49

1131. AMBROSE FITZGERALD was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of August, 1818 , at St. George, Hanover-square , one coat, value 3 l.; two waistcoats, value 2 l.; one pair of trowsers, value 2 l., and one pair of overalls, value 8 s., the property of Francis Ride , in his dwelling-house .

FRANCIS RIDE . I am a tailor , and live in Oxford-street , in the parish of St. George, Hanover-square - the prisoner worked for me, and lodged in my back-room. On Saturday evening, the 8th of August, 1818, about five o'clock, he left my house - about ten minutes after he was gone, a person called for the overalls and waistcoat; I went to his room for them, and found he was gone, and all the property stated in the indictment. I had paid him before for making them. I missed a large suit of clothes, which were making for Sir John Sinclair - the property was worth 7 l. 8 s. I had given them into the prisoner's hands in the course of the week - his son sometimes assisted him, but I had no workman but him. On Sunday I made inquiry after him, and heard he was gone to Ireland, and saw nothing of him until about three weeks ago, when he passed my door; my wife followed him. I got a constable, and had him secured. He said he gave the clothes to a friend at Deptford to pawn for him. I asked him what possessed him to rob me, after being so long with me? he said he believed the Devil possessed him. I said nothing to induce him to confess.

GEORGE JONES . I am a constable. On the 23d of August, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I took the prisoner in charge in the prosecutor's parlour. I asked him how he came to rob his benefactors? he said he believed the Devil was busy with him, or he should not have done it, and that he was in distress.

MARY ARNFIELD . I lodge at the prosecutor's. On the 8th of August, 1818, I saw a woman, who lived with the prisoner as his wife, go out with a very large bundle, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon. She came out of Mr. Ride's house with the bundle before her in her apron. She lived in the house with the prisoner.

FRANCIS RIDE re-examined. The woman lodged in my house with the prisoner, as his wife.

Prisoner. I did it through distress.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 52.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18190915-50

1132. JAMES MAY was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of August , 10 spoons, value 10 l.; one table-cloth, value 3 s.; one shawl, value 2 s.; one pair of stockings, value 1 s., and one knife, value 1 s., the goods of John Ager , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN AGER . I keep the Sun, public-house , at Stanmore . On the 2d of August the prisoner came with another

man, about one o'clock, and remained there till ve. While I was drawing beer, I saw the prisoner reaching his arm into the bar, towards the drawer where my plate was kept. When I came up he said,

"Fill us a pot of beer" - I had to go into the cellar to draw it, and saw him at the bar again. My wife went to the drawer, and in consequence of what she said I looked in the drawer, and missed all the silver spoons - he was then standing by the bar, with his elbow on the half-door. I felt round his body, and found something hard under his waistcoat. I turned round, missed him, and followed him into the street, but could not see him. I went to the yard, and there saw him standing by the water-butt. As I approached him, I heard something fall, saw a table-spoon lying at his feet, and another table-spoon in a cloth on the ground. I collared and took him into the tap-room, sent for a constable, and said, if he would give me the rest of the property I would let him go. Some whispering took place between him and another man, who sat there. The prisoner then held up his head, and said,

"No, d - n me, if I split." The man then went out, and the rest of the property was brought in in five minutes.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. You found nothing on him - A. I saw him drop it. They were all safe at nine o'clock in the morning.

THOMAS JACKMAN . I am a labourer. I was at the Sun, and saw two table-spoons fall from the prisoner's left side as he was brought into the tap-room. He had some conversation with his brother, who shed a great many tears. He said,

"No, d - n me if I split." His brother went out with a man named Stowell, who brought the property in.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 20.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-51

1133. HENRY LOVELL was indicted for feloniously assaulting Michael Edington , in a certain field and open place near the King's highway, on the 27th of July , at St. John, Hampstead , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one snuff-box, value 8 s.; one handkerchief, value 3 s.; one pair of gloves, value 6 d.; one hat, value 1 s., and 16 s. in monies numbered , his property.

MICHAEL EDINGTON. I am a law-writer , and live in Portsmouth-street, Lincoln's Inn-fields. On Tuesday, the 27th of July, about twenty minutes after nine o'clock, I was coming out of West-End fair, and saw a number of apparently boys jump over a hedge. Several people were before me - I thought I would get up to them for protection. The prisoner came up to me, and knocked my hat off - I turned about, and struck him. I believe him to be one of those who came over the hedge. I knocked him down - he cried out,

"Stall here - stall him! cut his throat!" In about a minute, near fifty of them came up, and held me up. I was beat about in every part of my body with bludgeons and other things. I was so severely beaten, that I laid at Mr. Bannister's, a surgeon, at Hampstead, for two days and three nights, and was senseless a day and a night. While they held me, I lost a silver snuff-box, 16 s. in money, a pair of gloves, and a silk handkerchief from my person. My coat was torn all to pieces. When they had got all I had they left me. I fell down with the loss of blood, and crawled into one of the booths. A friend happened to see me afterwards, and conveyed me in a coach to the surgeon's. I became insensible before I was put into the coach, and remained so. I missed my property before I was insensible.

Q. While they were beating you, did you observe them robbing you - A. No, my Lord, they were beating me on all sides. My property was safe before they attacked me. I heard the prisoner call out several times,

"Murder him!" till they began beating me.

Q. Are you quite sure the prisoner is the person who knocked off your hat, and called out - A. I am; I took particular notice of him, and struck him. They all belonged to the same party. I have never recovered my property.

Cross-examined by MR. DOWLING. Q. Were you sober - A. Yes; I had only drank part of a bottle of cyder; I could distinguish the prisoner well. I saw him at Bow-street on the Saturday following.

Q. Did you not tell the Magistrate that you cut the prisoner's head - A. No; I said I thought I might. I can swear to another of them.

COURT. Q. The prisoner struck off your hat, which called your attention to him - A. Yes, and I struck him on the head. He came in a direction from the hedge, at the same time as the others.

THOMAS HUNT. I am a constable of Hampstead. On the 27th of July, about eleven o'clock at night, I apprehended the prisoner, with twelve others, in a booth at Hampstead. I found nothing on him. I went with a strong party.

BENJAMIN HARRISON. I am headborough of Hampstead. On the 27th of July, I apprehended the prisoner and twelve more, in the booth, that belonged to Smith, of Bayswater. Next day, before I went to Bow-street, I heard that the prosecutor laid at Mr. Bannister's, and went to him; he described the person of the prisoner before he saw him in custody, and on Saturday he pointed him out from the rest of the prisoners, and identified him as the person. I produce the prosecutor's coat, which is torn and cut to pieces.

CHARLES ADAMS . I am a patrol of Bow-street, and assisted in apprehending the prisoner with the others.

Prisoner's Defence. (Written.) I was at the fair. About ten o'clock the prosecutor came into the booth, and said I had robbed him, which I deny. There were hundreds of people there, some of whom got me into a crowd, and stole my mouth-organ and drum.

MICHAEL EDINGTON re-examined. I did not go into a booth, and charge the prisoner with robbing me - I was not able to speak.

MATTHEW FARMER . I am a harness-maker, and have known the prisoner fourteen years. I believe he plays music about the street, and at the fair.

SARAH THOMAS. I am a green-grocer, and know the prisoner; he has two brothers the same colour as himself. They are Gipsies, and very much alike.

COURT. Q. How old is his next brother - A. Four years or more younger than he is.

GUILTY . - DEATH Aged 15.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-52

1134. SAMUEL MYERS was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of August , 2 s., in monies numbered, the property of Edward Briggs , from the person of Mary , his wife .

WILLIAM READ . On the 2d of August I was in Stepney-fields , where some Mountebanks were exhibiting. I saw the prisoner behind Mrs. Briggs, with his hands up her clothes - I laid hold of him, and he dropped a pair of scissars - I picked 2 s. off the ground.

MARY BRIGGS . I was looking at the show, and did not notice the prisoner. I found a hole cut in my pocket, and 3 or 4 s. gone.

COURT. The prisoner had not touched the money, therefore, the felony was not complete.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18190915-53

1135. JAMES M'DINE was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of September , one handkerchief, value 4 s., the property of James Mersey , from his person .

JAMES MERSEY . On the 5th of September, I was in Oxford-street with my wife; in consequence of what she said, I followed, and secured the prisoner, as I had missed my handkerchief. I did not find it.

JANE MERSEY . I am the wife of the last witness. I was walking with him, and saw the prisoner draw the handkerchief out of his pocket, and put it behind him. I gave the alarm, and he secured him. I am sure he took it.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-54

1136. GEORGE MILLS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July , one watch, value 5 l.; one chain, value 1 l.; one seal, value 10 s., and one key, value 5 s., the property of Thomas Smailes , from his person .

THOMAS SMAILES . I am a mariner , and belong to Sunderland. On the 12th of July, about half-past ten o'clock at night, I was coming down Nightingle-lane, Wapping , and met the prisoner coming towards me; I went outside, and gave him the wall. Just as he came to me, he put his shoulder against me, and turned me round a little - I felt my watch go at the same time. I immediately seized him, told him he had got my watch, and called the watchman; I gave him to Martin, and thought I saw him throw the watch down. I found it about five feet from him, and the case lying in another place. He got from Martin, and ran off, but was secured again.

WILLIAM MARTIN. I am a rope-maker, and live in Nightingale-lane. I heard the alarm, went up, and collared the prisoner; he said,

"Let me go, I have done nothing." I gave him to the watchman, but he escaped from him, and ran down Burr-street - he was brought back - I know him to be the man.

JAMES WARNER . I am a watchman. I heard the alarm - the prisoner was given to me. He twisted me round, got from me, and ran across the road. I followed him, and secured him without losing sight of him.

THOMAS GOWAN. I live in Burr-street. I heard the alarm, ran to the spot, and found the prisoner in custody; he escaped. I followed him, and never lost sight of him, till he was secured.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-55

1137. ANN EXTON and HARRIET WATSON were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of September , five frocks, value 5 s.; one pair of trowsers, value 18 d., and one apron, value 6 s. , the property of James Watson .

MARY WATSON . I am the wife of James Watson ; we live in King-street, Soho . On the 10th of September, about five o'clock in the afternoon my child alarmed me; I went into the yard, and missed these things off the line. I ran into the street, and found the prisoners together; I found these things in Exton's basket. They both begged of me to let them go.

ELIZA AVERY. I live opposite the prosecutor's, About five o'clock, I saw the prisoners pass the house together two or three times; Exton went in, and came out with a basket covered over; Watson waited at the corner of the street, and joined her - both were secured.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

EXTON - GUILTY . Aged 49.

Confined Three Months .

WATSON - NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18190915-56

1138, ELLEN DREW was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of July , one sheet, value 5 s. , the property of Thomas Wilkinson .

THOMAS WILKINSON . I keep a public-house at Fulham ; the prisoner slept there, and left without paying. I went after her, and found the sheet round her. She begged forgiveness.

GEORGE HAWKINS. I am a labourer. I saw the prisoner going out of the yard; they fetched her back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I sleep generally in barns, and carry my own sheets.

GUILTY Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-57

1139. SIDNEY WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of August , one gown, value 5 s.; one shirt, value 2 s.; one apron, value 1 s.; one frock, value 1 s., and one petticoat, value 1 s. , the property of Daniel Cleary .

ELEANOR CLEARY . I am the wife of Daniel Cleary . On the 9th of August, about nine o'clock in the morning, I went out, and left my box with Mrs. Hughes - it was not locked. I returned about one o'clock, and missed these things out of it.

ELIZA HUGHES . I live in Buckeridge-street , next door to the last witness; she left these things at my house. The prisoner was employed to nurse my child. I left her in the room about twelve o'clock, returned at three o'clock in the afternoon, found the box open, and saw some of the things lying on the floor.

JAMES GILLMORE . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner on the 11th of August, in Duck-lane. She turned up her bed, and between it and the sacking I found this apron. She said she pledged the other things at Simmonds's.

JOHN SIMMONDS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Monmouth-street. On the 9th of August, the prisoner pledged

a frock, a shirt, and a gown for 5 s., in the name of Williams.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-58

1140, JOHN GRANT was indicted for embezzling six half crowns, and three shillings, which he had received on account of Charles Wood , his master .

JAMES YOUNG . I live in Queen-street, Borough. On the 14th of August, about three o'clock, I bought two pair of shoes at Mr. Wood's shop; I paid the prisoner six half crowns and 3 s. for them, which I marked so as to know them again. About an hour and a half after, I saw the prisoner at the George and Gate, public-house, Gracechurch-street.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Was the money your own or Mr. Wood's - A. My own. There was an agreement between me and Mr. Wood that I should buy the shoes.

CHARLES WOOD. I am a shoemaker , and live in Cornhill ; the prisoner had been my foreman two years. He sold goods, and received the money, which he ought immediately to have taken up stairs to my daughter in the warehouse. On the 14th of August I was absent from the shop while Mr. Young went. As he returned I went home, and asked the prisoner if he had had any customers? He said No, he had had none during my absence, nor had any person been for me. I went up to my daughter in the ladies' shoe-room, returned to the prisoner in about five minutes, and said,

"There has been no customers up stairs, nor yet below, trade is very dull." He said it was very dull, and that no person had been there. I went out in about ten minutes to the George and Gate, public-house, returned, and asked again if any customers had been? He said No. He was sent for to the George and Gate, public-house, there apprehended, and the money found on him. He never accounted to me for it.

ANTHONY HARRISON . I am a marshalman of the City. I received directions, and went to the George and Gate, public-house; the prisoner came there to measure me for a pair of boots - after measuring me I told him to stop. His master came in. I said I suspected he had been robing his master of leather. He said No. I asked him how much money he had got in his pocket? I pulled it out of his pocket and put it on the table; it was six half crowns and three shillings. He said it was his own, and he was never without money. I then showed him the shoes, and he said,

"Oh master, I did not think you would have served me so!" He said he took the 18 s. for the two pair of shoes, but had not time to give it up. This was between four and five o'clock in the afternoon.

ELIZA WOOD . I am the daughter of Charles Wood . It was the prisoner's duty to bring me the money. I heard somebody come into the shop, and money sound on the counter, but the prisoner brought me no money.

Cross-examined. Q. Did he not come and say, he had some money, and you told him to bring it another time, as you were engaged - A. No; my father did not come in for ten minutes after the money was paid. The prisoner ought to bring it to me directly.

JAMES YOUNG re-examined. It is the same money that I paid the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-59

1141. WILLIAM MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of July , one carcase of a lamb, value 14 s. , the property of Thomas Johnson .

THOMAS JOHNSON. I am a butcher . On the 10th of July, I bought two lambs of Mr. Chandler, paid for them, took one away, and desired him to give an eye to the other. When I returned, I found the prisoner in custody.

JOHN COBLEY . I am servant to Mr. Chandler, who is a salesman, in Newgate-market. Johnson bought two lambs, took one away, and left the other in my care; the prisoner came soon after, and took it off the hook. I asked him where he was going with it? He said, down to the cart. I said,

"What cart?" He said,

"That man's cart, that has just taken the sheep away." Two people immediately stopped him with it. He threw it on the ground.

ROBERT EVANS. I am a porter. I was sitting on the board where the lambs hung; the prisoner was walking backwards and forwards - he took the lamb of the hook. I asked him what he was going to do with it? He said,

"That man told him to follow him with it." I told him to hang it where he took it from, instead of which, he threw it on the stones. We secured him.

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-60

1142. NICHOLAS MURRAY was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of August , two coats, value 2 l., and one waistcoat, value 1 s. , the property of Samuel Buston .

SARAH BUSTON. I am the wife of Samuel Buston , who is fireman to the London Insurance , and lives in Lower Thames-street . On the 9th of August, about half-past eleven o'clock in the morning, I was in the kitchen, heard somebody creeping in the passage, and on the stairs. I went to the kitchen-door, saw the clothes were taken off the bannisters, and saw the prisoner about half way down stairs with them on his shoulder. I called out,

"You have got my husband's clothes." He still kept creeping on with them. I called out Stop thief! some gentlemen down stairs in the office heard me, and coming to my assistance, they made a bustle; he heard them, threw the clothes down, and endeavoured to escape, but the witness caught him at the bottom of the stairs; the clothes were taken of the bannisters of the first-floor - we lodge on the second-floor. The street-door was left open, as there are offices on the first-floor.

WILLIAM DURRANT . On the 9th of August, I was minding the counting-house for Mr. Sanders, the owner of the house, and heard the prosecutrix call out Stop thief! and a noise on the stairs. I opened the counting-house-door, and saw the prisoner coming down stairs as fast as he could - he had thrown the things down. I secured him till the officer came.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went to the house to inquire

for my Captain, and met a man on the stairs; a woman was pursuing him. I was stopped instead of the other.

GUILTY . Aged 61.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-61

1143. MARY CONNELLY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of August , one bonnet, value 2 s. , the property of John Minto .

MARIA MINTO . I am the wife of John Minto , who lives in King's-street, Smithfield . On the 8th of August, about two o'clock, the prisoner came into the shop, walked round, saw nobody there, took my bonnet off a chair, and walked off with it. I came out of the parlour, and secured her with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 41.

Confined Two Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-62

1144. JOHN SHUTT was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of August , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the property of Michael Cappel , from his person .

MICHAEL CAPPEL . On the 19th of August, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning, I was in Holborn, an officer stopped me, and said I had been robbed - I immediately missed my handkerchief. He took me to Fleet-market , and produced it.

JOHN FORBES . I am an officer. I was in Skinner-street, and saw the prosecutor on the other side of the way, followed by the prisoner and two others - the prisoner let his apron down. They began to walk very fast; I watched them to the end of Fleet-market, where they closed up to him. The prisoner opened the gentleman's pocket with his right-hand, and with the left took the handkerchief out, put it in his side-pocket, and crossed the street towards the market - upon seeing me he ran. I laid hold of him as he turned the corner, and gave him in charge of two gentlemen while I fetched the prosecutor, who had got as far as Ely-place. I took him back, and produced the handkerchief, which he claimed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-63

1145. JOHN DEVINE was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of August , one book, value 3 s. , the goods of Edward Simmons .

EDWARD SIMMONS . I am a bookseller , and live in Little Bell-alley, Coleman-street . On the 16th of August, as I was coming home, I saw the prisoner and another man looking at the books in my window; the prisoner took a prayer-book and the other a bible, and then separated. I pursued the prisoner, and brought him back - he dropped the book in the shop from behind his coat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor shook me about, and the book fell on the floor.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-64

1146. MATTHEW BILBY was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of August , eight sticks of Italian liquorice, value 18 s. the goods of George Allen Aylwin .

RICHARD AYLWIN . I am clerk to George Allen Aylwin , who is an oil-broker . On the 16th of August we were housing a quantity of liquorice; our foreman called on several extra hands. The prisoner went up stairs with others to the warehouse, the foreman told him he had sufficient hands without him. I was in the opposite warehouse and saw him go down the passage, he appeared to have something under his coat, I told a man to stop him - he immediately ran out of the passage to the other side of the Custom-house; I stopped him, and took him back. As he returned, he pulled out a few sticks of liquorice from under his coat, and asked me to forgive him - it was the same sort of liquorice as we were housing.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-65

1147. DANIEL HUFFMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of September , one watch, value 20 s.; one seal, value 10 s, and one key, value 2 s. 6 d., the property of James Whitehair , from his person .

JAMES WHITEHAIR . On Monday last I was going along Bishopsgate-street - Mr. Hunt's procession was coming, I was obliged to stop until the crowd passed. I found myself surrounded by a crowd, who were hustling me, and attempted to take my pocket-book. I had no sooner secured that than I felt my watch drawn from my fob. I felt the prisoner's hand pass between me and a lady who was with me, and immediately seized him, being convinced he was the person who took it, and collared him. As soon as I did that, he tried to pass my watch to another boy, and exclaimed,

"D - n me, George, why don't you take it?" The other boy, I believe, got hold of the seals, but the lady laid hold of it, and recovered it. I took him down a yard, and sent for a constable - I saw it in his hand. I never let him go.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I showed him the lad who had it - it was not me.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-66

1148. JAMES PENNINGTON was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of July , at St. Luke's , two watches, value 11 l.; one gold ring, value 10 s., and one handkerchief, value 5 s., the property of George Williamson , in his dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating one watch, value 10 l., to be the property of Francis Benjamin Adams ,

and one watch, value 1 l., and the other goods, to be the property of the said George Williamson .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 17.

Before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-67

1149. EDWARD MAHAN was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of July , one square, value 2 s. 6 d., the property of Nicholas Philip , and one rule, value 18 d. , the goods of George Sherland .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY. Aged 23.

Confined Three Months .

Before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-68

1150. WILLIAM HILL was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of September , one coat, value 5 s. , the goods of Benjamin Summers .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY. Aged 23.

Confined Three Months .

Before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-69

1151. MARY ANN BUTCHER was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , one gallon of wine, value 10 s. , the property of Robert Seppings , Esq. now Sir Robert Seppings , Knt.

TIMOTHY FRANCIS CAN . In June last I was in the service of Sir Robert Seppings ; the family went out of town on the 3d of June - the prisoner was cook in the family when I came. On the 3d of June we were in the house together - none of the other servants were at home; she desired me to get the tea ready in the kitchen, while she went up stairs to dress herself - I did so; after which I went up stairs, and saw her in my master's room on a chair, with a bit of wire, in the act of opening the wardrobe, by pulling the upper bolt down with the wire, and the lower bolt also. I went out of the room; she did not open the door then, as she saw me, and jumped off the chair. I went up into my own room, and in coming down I heard the wardrobe-doors creak on the hinges, I looked in, and saw her in the act of shutting them, she then had a bunch of keys in her hand. I said to her,

"Mary, you have not opened the wardrobe-doors to get the keys, have you?" she said,

"Yes, I have, and that is nothing to you. It is no sin to take things from my mistress, as she has not been the best of mistresses to me" - she went down with the keys in her hand, I followed her. She went into my pantry, where there is a store-cupboard. I went into the kitchen, and in a few minutes I saw her put some things in the kitchen-drawer; she then went into the back-kitchen - in a minute or two I followed her, and saw her at the wine-cellar. She brought four bottles of Port out, opened one bottle, and presented me with a teacup full of it - I refused to drink. She said.

"You may as well drink it, for you are as deep in the mud as I am in the mire." She drank some of it, and took the keys up again. Sometime after that I gave information.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. What religion are you - A. A Roman Catholic . I never quarrelled with her about religion, nor did I ever say I should like to see her Protestant blood spilt.

LIEUTENANT JOHN LAWS . I am nephew to Sir Robert Seppings , and had the care of the wine-cellar. I missed a quantity of wine.

Prisoner's Defence. I deny the charge.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-70

1152. SAMUEL MILNES was indicted for a rape .

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18190915-71

1153. HENRY STENT was indicted for that he, on the 5th of August , at St. Sepulchre , upon Maria his wife , feloniously, wilfully, maliciously and unlawfully, did make an assault, and with a certain sharp instrument, (to wit), a knife, feloniously, wilfully, maliciously and unlawfully did stab her in and upon her neck, breast, right arm, and right side of her body, and with the said sharp instrument did also feloniously, wilfully, maliciously and unlawfully cut her in and upon her breast, and the thumb of her left hand, with intent in so doing, and by means thereof, to kill and murder her , against the statute.

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

MARIA STENT . The prisoner is my husband . I left him on the 29th of August, 1818, and went to France, I returned to London in August last. I arrived from Liverpool at the Saracen's Head Inn, Snowhill, on the 5th of August last.

Q. Where did the prisoner live at that time - A. At Pimlico. I sent a letter to him on the 5th, and received no answer; he came to me between six and seven o'clock that evening, at the Saracen's Head.

Q. As near as you can recollect, relate what passed - A. I have no recollection of any thing passing after I saw him.

Q. What is the first thing you recollect after seeing him - A. Being in St. Bartholomew's hospital. I was wounded in my right breast and neck, and was confined a fortnight in the hospital.

Q. Who came into the room with your husband - A. I do not recollect. I was alone before he came in.

Q. Before you and he were alone in the room, had you any wounds - A. No.

Q. After you came to yourself in the hospital, you found you had many wounds - A. Yes.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Your feelings were so overpowered that you forgot every thing on seeing him - A. Yes; he was the best of husbands. I never had any children.

GEORGE KING . I am a waiter at the Saracen's Head, Snowhill. On the 5th of August Mrs. Stent came there by the Liverpool coach, I shewed her into a room. I wrote a letter for her, which was sent to the post by a porter. She remained in the house all that day.

Q. Do you recollect the prisoner coming that evening - A. Yes; he came and inquired for a young woman who had arrived by the Liverpool coach, I introduced him into the room to the last witness - nobody else was there - she got up to meet him, and I immediately withdrew; not a word was spoken while I was in the room.

Q. How long was it before you heard any noise - A. In about ten minutes I heard the shriek of a woman, and immediately went into the room; on entering I perceived

the prosecutrix lying on her back, the prisoner stood close by her. Turner and Pithouse were in the room.

Q. Did you perceive any thing in his hand - A. A knife laid on the floor - it had blood upon it. I discovered that she was wounded, and went for an officer. I heard her say to him, that she hoped no harm would happen to him for what he had done, for she had been a very base wife, and he was one of the best of husbands. I left the room, and fetched an officer.

THOMAS PITHOUSE . I am a waiter at the Saracen's Head. I remember the prosecutrix coming by the Liverpool coach - she remained there - I did not see the prisoner come. About half-past six I was in the passage, heard the shriek of a woman, and almost instantly another shriek - it came from what we call the large parlour; I and Turner went immediately to the room, found the prosecutrix on her back, and the prisoner with his knees, apparently on her body, or on her side. Turner spoke. I looked, and saw the prisoner had a knife (looks at one), this is it.

Q. What was he doing with it - A. I believe it was in his right hand, I saw him stab her in the neck with it, striking it downward; I immediately attempted to take it from him, but missed my hold, dropped it, and picked it up again. After he struck the blow he turned the knife up, and said,

"I have accomplished my purpose, and wish for nothing more but to suffer for it, and I know I shall." She exclaimed,

"You have, you have, Henry! and I freely forgive you; I hope the law will take no hold of you, and no harm will come to you." She said,

"Kiss me, pray do, I freely forgive you." He kissed her twice, she returned it, and said he was the best of husbands, and she the worst of wives. She repeated this several times, and said she highly deserved all she had met with. I took her to the hospital.

Q. Do you remember her saying any thing as you entered the room - A. She said,

"Take him away, take him away, or he will murder me." This was after the fourth shriek.

THOMAS TURNER . I am porter at the Saracen's Head. On the 5th of August, between six and seven o'clock in the evening, I was in the passage, and heard the shriek of a female; I went to the room, and was the first who entered, I saw Mrs. Stent on her back - the prisoner had his knees on her stomach, I believe both his knees. He rose as I advanced, I then perceived a knife in his hand, I started back about a yard, and saw him stab her after that in front of her neck; he then said he had accomplished his purpose, and dropped the knife. I desired Pithouse to take care of it, and I would hinder him from escaping. He said he had no wish to escape. I desired Pithouse to send for a surgeon. King then entered the room, and an officer was sent for. I turned to the prisoner, and told him he was a rash man to be guilty of the act he had done, and that in all probability he had signed his own death-warrant; he said that he had cause sufficient, for she had been a base woman to him. She immediately said,

"Indeed, indeed I have been a base woman to one of the best of husbands." She requested to be rose up. I rose her up between my knees, she requested him to take her hand, which he did, and that he would kiss her, which he did, twice. I believe she said she freely forgave him, and hoped her fate would be a warning to all bad wives, or women. The officer arrived, and took him into custody. I took her to the hospital.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. He made no resistance - A. No.

JOHN HODSON . I am an assistant at the office. I was sent for to apprehend the prisoner; I asked which was the person? they pointed to the prisoner, and he said

"I am the man." I secured his hands, searched him, found a letter on him, and part of a razor case; he said he had torn the top of it off on purpose to fit the knife. Pithouse gave me the knife - it was bloody. I asked him how he could do such a rash act? he said he had done it, and he knew he should suffer for it. When I got to the Compter he told me she was his wife.

CHARLES HERDSFIELD . I took the prisoner to the Compter with Hodson.

MR. HENRY BENWELL . I am house surgeon of St. Bartholomew's hospital. On the evening of the 5th of August Mrs. Stent was brought there, she was very cold and faint - she had one wound on the lower part of her neck, which penetrated the windpipe - such wounds are attended with danger - it might have caused her death.

Q. Suppose she had not had surgical assistance - A. I think, considering she was in good health, it might have done well without a surgeon, it is possible, and even probable.

Q. What other wounds had she - A. A cut in front of the chest - it was a superficial cut; she had a stab in the right breast, about an eighth of an inch deep; she had one wound in the right side, which was a considerable depth, it had passed between the ribs, and had wounded the right lung - this was, most certainly, a dangerous wound.

Q. Had there been any discharge of blood from that - A. She had lost and did lose a considerable quantity of blood from it afterwards. She had a trifling wound in her right arm.

Q. Was any one, or all of these wounds together, likely to occasion her death - A. Certainly, that in the lungs was likely of itself to cause her death, I think none of the others were. That which penetrated the wind-pipe would. I think, occasion greater danger than the one on the lungs. I considered her in danger for several days.

Q. Would such a knife as that produced inflict these wounds - A. Yes.

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

Twenty-five most respectable witnesses gave the prisoner an excellent and humane character.

GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 30.

Strongly recommended to Mercy .

London Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-72

1154. ELIZABETH DUNHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of August , two keys, value 5 s. , the goods of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England .

JOHN PANTON . I belong to the Surveyor's office at the Bank. On Saturday, the 28th of August, about half-past ten o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner go in and come out of of Shackell's apartment - he is the keeper of the Lothbury Bank gate - she had a wicker basket. I told Shackell of it, who was under the gateway.

THOMAS SHACKELL . I am porter of the Lothbury gate. I saw the prisoner coming out of my apartment, and stopped her. I asked her what she wanted? She asked me if my name was not something, that I do not remember. I ran in, but missed nothing. About half-past three o'clock, when I came to lock up the gate, I missed the keys. These are them - (looking at them.)

Prisoner. I should like to see them. - (handed to her.) - Now I shall keep them, for the right of my King, my country, and my own right. Nothing can be done in my case now, but a free pardon from the Prince Regent.

HENRY TURNPENNY . I am an officer. I searched the prisoner's lodgings in Hope-alley, London-wall, on Monday, the 30th of August, I saw her son; he called her, and she came down. I said,

"You have taken some keys from the Bank, on Saturday last." She said it was no such thing. I went up stairs; she said,

"I have not got them." I said I would search. I saw a large trunk, tried to lift it, and said,

"These are all keys." She said, what was that to me. I also found a box of keys; she said, that was nothing to me. I asked her for the Bank keys? She said she had not got them in the house, but if I would go down stairs she would see what she could do. I went out, she told me to go to the bottom; I heard some keys rattle, ran into the room, and she locked the box. I said,

"Where are they?" She made no answer. I found two keys between the bed and the mattress, with a label on them, and

"Bank of England, August 28, 1819," on it. I took her into custody. I found a large trunk, and two boxes, containing about 4000 keys in all, and all, except about 200, were labelled and dated.

Prisoner's Defence. I have done all this because I never could get any money from any one. I have carried on this, thinking to be brought forward, and that they would come and take me, but they did not. The constables often came, and turned my keys over, so I labelled them to know them. I took them to secure my Country's and my own rights. I have come here for justice, and will have it before I leave the Court. There has been none here for a long time.

The prisoner frequently interrupted the Learned Judge in summing up the evidence, and the Jury found her NOT GUILTY.

Believing her to be insane at the time she committed the offence .

London Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-73

1155. EDWARD CASSIDAY was indicted for assaulting James Friend , in a certain field and open place near the King's highway, on the 27th of July , at St. John, Hampstead , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, one pen-knife, value 2 s.; one hat, value 1 l.; one handkerchief, value 2 s., and 1 l. 14 s., in monies numbered , his property.

JAMES FRIEND . I am a glazier and plumber . On the 27th of July, about eight o'clock at night, I was at West End fair, with William Davis . I left him in the fair about half-past eight o'clock, came down the fair, and bought 1 lb. of gingerbread nuts - it was then a quarter before nine o'clock, and quite light. I came about thirty yards from the stall, through a gap into the field, and the prisoner seized me by the collar. Another young man in a snuff coloured coat and slouch hat, came up on my left-hand - the prisoner was on my right side. Then fifteen or sixteen others, men and boys, came up, surrounded me, ripped my waistcoat right open, undid my breeches, and took a pen-knife out of my breeches pocket; they took away my hat and handkerchief, also a 1 l. note from my breeches pocket, and 14 s. in silver from my waistcoat pocket.

Q. Did you receive any blows - A. One of them, whom I should know again, said

"Rip his entrails out." They beat me and knocked me down with this weapon - (Here the witness produced a bludgeon four or five inches thick, and pointed at one end.) - while the prisoner held me, another man knocked me down with this bludgeon; I fell into the ditch, and the bludgeon laid under me. The prisoner said,

"We have killed the b - g - r, let him lay in the ditch." I received a cut on my body with some instrument, but what it was I do not know. I remained about ten minutes in the ditch, then got into the fair, and made my complaint. I took a coach, and was carried to Mr. Batty's public-house, at Kilburn, very much bruised with the blows I had received. I was very ill.

Q. Look at the prisoner again, and say if you are certain he is the man who collared you - A. Yes, I am convinced he is the man; I saw him again at Bow-street about one o'clock next morning among a great many others, I pointed him out immediately, and have not the least doubt in the world about him. As soon as he saw me at Bow-street, he appeared as if he remembered me - he told the magistrate he did not know that he had ever seen me. I have kept this bludgeon ever since.

THOMAS HUNT . I am constable of Hampstead. On the 27th of July, in consequence of the disturbances at the fair, I went about half-past nine o'clock at night, and pursued the prisoner with about 150 others, and knocked him down with my staff as he was running away. Adams picked him up.

CHARLES ADAMS . I am a constable of Bow-street; I was at the fair, joined in pursuit of the gang, and saw Hunt knock the prisoner down, who was running with the rest; he was getting up, and I secured him, took him to Bow-street next morning, and Friend immediately recognized him as the man who had robbed him.

BENJAMIN HARRISON . I am an officer. I assisted in taking the prisoner to the watch-house.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 21.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18190915-74

1156. ROBERT COWAN was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of August , two handkerchiefs, value 2 s., and one waistcoat, value 6 d. , the property of of John Stevens .

JOHN STEVENS . I am an apprentice on board the ship Edward , which laid in the West India Export Dock . On the night of the 10th of August, I was alarmed, got out of bed, saw the prisoner leaving my chest, and putting my waistcoat into his trowsers. I secured him, and he dropped my handkerchief.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-75

1157. MARY JAMES was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of August , seven promissory notes, for payment of and value 1 l., the property of Edward Smallwood , from his person .

EDWARD SMALLWOOD . On the 14th of August, I met the prisoner in Oxford-street, about twelve o'clock at night, and went into the Park with her; we were there about half an hour; I fell asleep, Dwyer awoke me, she was gone, and I missed seven 1 l. country notes, which were in my pocket, in a canvass purse, when I met her. We went in pursuit, and overtook her in Oxford-street. I said,

"You have got my money." She said,

"I have not." I picked them up between her feet - I did not see her drop them - I had been drinking, but knew what I was about. The notes have my hand-writing on them.

THOMAS DWYER . I saw the prosecutor and the prisoner go into the Park; about half an hour after I saw the prisoner running from him. I said,

"I think you have robbed that man, you must stop." She ran and called out

"Watch!" I went and awoke the man; I saw his purse lying by him - we pursued and overtook her. He picked up his seven notes between her feet.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent - he was drunk.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-76

1158. CATHARINE CROKER was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of July , from the person of Matthew Dennison , one watch, value 4 l.; one seal, value 6 d.; one hat, value 20 s.; three handkerchiefs, value 15 s.; one comb, value 6 d,: two keys, value 1 s., and six 1 l. bank notes , his property.

MATTHEW DENNISON . I was servant to Lieutenant Colonel Dawson . On the 17th of July, I met the prisoner in Coventry-street, about half-past three o'clock in the morning - I had been spending the evening with some friends. I met her at a watering house with several others; I treated her with two glasses of gin and milk - we went through several courts into Oxford-street, took a coach and drove to Hyde Park. I remained with her till eight o'clock in the morning; we were then at the Red Lion, public-house, in David-street . I went to sleep there, was awoke about half-past eleven o'clock in the morning, and missed my property, which was safe when we were in the Park - I was not sober.

ANN DOMINEY . I am niece to Mr. Darby, who keeps the Red Lion, public-house, David-street, Berkley-square. About a quarter after six o'clock in the morning, the prosecutor and the prisoner came in; he went to sleep. I served them with two glasses of porter, three of gin, and one of rum and milk. I saw the prisoner go out about eight o'clock with his hat, and a large key in her hand.

Q. And yet you let him sleep on till eleven o'clock - A. Yes; I did not awake him to inform him.

JOHN HUGHES . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Tottenham-court-road. On the 18th of July, the prisoner offered to pledge a watch; I stopped her, and gave her in charge. She said she got it from one Dan, who was Lord Sefton's servant.

JAMES ROWDON . I am a coachman out of place. I went into the Red Lion, public-house, about seven o'clock in the morning, and saw the prisoner sitting by the prosecutor, who was asleep; I saw the prisoner draw a note from his left had breeches pocket.

Q. Of course you awoke him - A. No; not knowing him I did not interfere. I told Dominey of it.

ANN DOMINEY re-examined. Rowden told me the prisoner was after no good, that was all he said. I did not awake him.

FRANCIS YARNALD . I am a constable. The prisoner told me that the prosecutor's hat was at No. 32, King-street. I went and found it there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. He gave me the watch.

GUILTY. Aged 20.

Of stealing, but not from the person .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-77

1159. MARY ENNIS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of August , one coat, value 5 s.; one pair of stays, value 18 d.; one handkerchief, value 1 s.; one apron, value 18 d., and three pair of stockings, value 1 s. , the property of Joseph Levy .

HANNAH LEVY . I am the wife of Joseph Levy , and live in Cutler-street, Houndsditch - he is a licenced hawker . On the 5th of August, about ten o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner coming down stairs with these things, which she had taken off the drawers in my bedroom - she was quite a stranger. I said,

"Halloo mistress, what have you been doing up stairs?" She said she had got the wrong door. I called my brother, who took her into the kitchen; she then dropped my husband's coat. She had a bundle in her hand, containing the other things.

MOSES MEYERS . My sister-in-law called me. The prisoner said,

"Don't make a disturbance, I have got every thing in the bundle." She dropped the coat from her waist - the other things were in her handkerchief.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-78

1160. SAMUEL BURR was indicted, for that he, on the 24th of July , about three o'clock at night, at St. Stephen, Coleman-street , being in the dwelling-house of William Thompson , therein feloniously did steal, ten silver table gravy-spoons, value 6 l.; seven silver tea-spoons, value 30 s., and five 1 l. bank notes, the property of the said William Thompson ; and that he after committing the aforesaid felony, in manner aforesaid, afterward, about the said hour of three o'clock in the night, burglariously did break the said dwelling-house, to get out of the same .

WILLIAM THOMPBON . I keep the Dr. Butler's Head, tavern , White Rose-court , in the parish of St. Stephen Coleman-street; the prisoner was employed every morning by my waiter to clean knives . On the 24th of July my wife had also employed him to clean all the windows, in consequence of which he was in the house till late in the afternoon, and must have concealed himself in

the cellar - I thought he had left the house. Between two and three o'clock in the morning, the watchman found our street-door open - he rang the bell, and informed me that the house had been broken open. I came down as quick as possible, found three watchman in the passage, and the bar-door broken open. I went into the bar, found the till had been forced open by an instrument, and between 5 l. and 6 l. in money, two brewer's books taken out, and all the silver spoons that were in common use gone. I immediately suspected the prisoner - he was not an hired servant. He was brought to my coffee-room, and taken to Giltspur-street - they found a key, a tooth-pick, and a pen-knife on him. I had no character with him.

Prisoner. Q. When did you last see me in the house - A. I think between five and six o'clock in the afternoon.

JOHN MARKWELL . I am a watchman. On Sunday, the 25th of July, about half-past three o'clock in the morning, I saw Mr. Thompson's door open, went in, and saw two panes of the bar-window broken - the till had been broken open. I called Thompson up; he came down, searched the house and missed the property. Nothing was left in the till but a few halfpence. About eight o'clock Thompson said he suspected the prisoner. We got information, took him at his mother's house in Tabernacle-row, and found a key on him; we took him to the prosecutor's, and then to the Compter; I returned to his mother's, but found nothing there. She took us to his lodgings in Windmill-street; we went up stairs, searched his bedroom, and found the key, which he had in his pocket, opened a little box under the bed; we opened it, and found four 1 l. notes, 14 s. in silver, in a purse, seventeen spoons, and a punch-ladle; ten of the spoons and the ladle were broken up.

JOHN GIRTON . I am a constable. I went to the prosecutor's, he said he suspected the prisoner. I apprehended him, brought him to the watch-house, and found a knife, a key, a tobacco-stopper, and a little silver, on him. I then took him to the prosecutor's, who charged him with robbing him - he strongly denied it. I went into the cellar, and there observed a footmark; I went up stairs, got his shoe, brought it down, and it exactly fitted the mark - there was half an iron on the heel of it, and that mark was in the impression. I went up, told the prosecutor, and took the prisoner to the Compter, returned, searched his mother's lodgings, but found nothing. I asked her if she had a trunk which the key belonged to? she said she had not, but it was at his lodgings. I went there - she showed me his trunk. I opened it, and the first thing I observed, was seven large tea-spoons, and the rest broken up, also a purse with four 1 l. notes, and 14 s. in silver. I took them to the prosecutor, who claimed them. I produce them.

WILLIAM THOMPSON re-examined.. I swear to the spoons and notes. They all have my mark on them. I went to bed at twelve o'clock; the door was double bolted inside. There were no marks of violence on it.

Prisoner's Defence. They said there were marks of my shoe in the cellar. I worked there.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 16.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-79

1161. JAMES DARLEY was indicted for sacreligiously stealing, on the 17th of July , 5 s. in monies numbered, and 10 d. in copper monies numbered, the property of Joseph Hunt , John Devereux , George Greenway , and John Law , in a certain chapel .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be the property of George Greenway .

JAMES HANDCOCK . I live in White-street, Moorfields ; it is my business to do the repairs of the Roman Catholic chapel there - the poor box is about six feet inside the chapel. On the 17th of July, it having been repeatedly broken open, I screwed it down.

FRANCIS MOORE . I am near eleven years old. On the 17th of July, I was at the chapel in White-street, about nine o'clock in the morning, with my sister and brother, I saw the prisoner sitting on a bench by the poor box, I watched him, he came up, and asked what I was waiting for? I said I was waiting for prayers. He said there would be none till eleven o'clock, and sent us further up the chapel - my brother and sister went, but I sat close to where he was, and saw him getting up and down to the box; I peeped through the chairs, and saw him put his hand on the box, he then went and spoke to a gentleman. He went to the box two or three times, and lifted up the top, then walked out very quick. I heard a sound like a penny falling - the person whom he spoke to ran out after him.

COURT. Q. Why did you not inform the people - A. I did not see his hand in the box, I saw the lid go up and down, and heard a little noise like the breaking of the box.

WILLIAM BRODERICK . I live in King-street, Finsbury-square. I was at the chapel that morning, the prisoner was the first person I saw enter the chapel; I went next to the altar, and knelt down, in about five minutes I heard some money fall on the floor, I rose, looked towards the poor box, and saw the prisoner take the money off the floor. I knelt down again, not suspecting any thing; in about a minute I heard a bustle, saw he was gone, and another man in pursuit of him. I went out, and the prisoner denied being in the chapel. I am certain he was there.

MATTHEW POLLOCK . I am a constable. The prisoner was given into my charge. I found 5 s. in silver, and some copper, in his waistcoat-pocket - he said it was his own.

REV. GEORGE GREENWAY . I am trustee of the chapel, and have the care of the poor box.

Prisoner's Defence. I conceive if I had broken the box, it would have alarmed those in the chapel.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-80

1162. THOMAS CUMMINGS , CHARLOTTE CLARK and ANN DAVIS were indicted for stealing, on the 7th of August , from the person of Walter King , one watch, value 10 l.; one seal, value 15 s.; one key, value 1 d.; one walking cane, value 1 s.; one memorandum book, value 1 s., and two 10 l. and seven 1 l. bank notes his property .

WALTER KING . I am not in business at present. On the 17th of August, between twelve and one o'clock at night, I was in the neighbourhood of Moorfields , very

much intoxicated, the two female prisoners accosted me and asked for something to drink. I went into a public-house, and gave them something, then came out with them a very little way, and was jostled and hustled by them, and robbed of my watch and property. I recollect nothing more. They are the women I was in company with - all the property was safe at the public-house.

JOHN GIRTON . I am an officer. On the 17th of August, about half-past twelve o'clock at night, I was in Coleman-street, and saw the prosecutor going up to the top of Coleman-street, I saw Clark and Davis lay hold of him, and walk down the street with him. I followed them into the Swan, public-house, there, they came out again in about a quarter of an hour with him - one had hold of one arm, and the other hold of the other - he was quite intoxicated; they began to pull him from one side to the other; they went near to the corner of London-wall, by the china-shop, and stood there about a quarter of an hour with him, I then saw Davis cross the way towards the other corner, with a cane in her hand. I went by her, she was stooping, as if she was tying her shoe, I made the best of my way round by the Castle, at Moorgate, and saw Cummings in custody of a watchman, with the cane - we took him to the watch-house.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Will you swear it was the cane you saw in the girl's hand - A. Yes.

JOHN MARKWELL . I am a watchman. I saw the prosecutor with the female prisoners - he was very much intoxicated. I thought all was not right, and followed them up Coleman-street. I saw them go into the Swan, and waited outside until they came out, while so waiting, I saw Cummings and another man walking backwards and forwards, which created my suspicion. I went in, and had a pint of porter, to see what they were about. Davis was sitting on his lap, Clark was not there then, she came in while I was drinking my beer. I came out, and found Girton and William Markwell on the watch outside - we stood on the opposite side; they came out, each had hold of his arm, walked towards London-wall, and stopped at the china-warehouse at the corner; during that time Cummings went past by himself, on the other side, and took his station about twenty yards down London-wall, where he could see them. Clark and Davis attempted to help the prosecutor to walk, but he fell down, Davis had the key in her hand. They tried to get him up, but could not; I went myself and helped him up, and asked if they belonged to him? they said Yes, they knew him very well, and were going home with him. I left them, and went through an alley into London-wall, towards where Cummings stood, and saw Davis give the cane to him - I never lost sight of her until she gave it him. I saw her go away from him, and return to the prosecutor and Clark - I passed them, but could not hear what they said. Cummings walked away, I laid hold of him. Girton came up, and we took him to the watch-house. We found nothing on him but the cane, which he said was his own. I left him with the officer. I heard the cry of Stop thief! ran up Little Moorfields, stopped Clark at the corner of Short-street, and saw the watch fall at her feet. My brother stopped her before I came up.

WILLIAM MARKWELL . I was with Girton, and saw the prosecutor come out of the Swan with the female prisoners, go up Coleman-street arm-in-arm, and stop at the corner - they seemed very busy about his person. Davis left him. I immediately went up Coleman-street-buildings into London-wall, and saw Cummings in custody. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw Davis and Clark run across Fore-street, up Little Moorfields. I went on the pavement, ran down Short-street, and took Clark, who was running. A scuffle ensued, and she dropped the watch. My brother took her to the watch-house. Davis was taken about twelve yards behind Clark, by Johnson, who picked up the watch.

CHARLES JOHNSON . I am a watchman. I was on my beat; Cummings was secured by Markwell. Girton told me to look out a few minutes - after that I heard a cry of Stop thief! and ran up the Pavement to Short-street. Clark and Markwell were scuffling together - I saw her throw a watch out of her hand; it came against my feet. Davis was running away, I secured her also. The notes were never found.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CUMMINGS - GUILTY . Aged 23.

CLARK - GUILTY . Aged 23.

DAVIS - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-81

1163. WILLIAM HARTLAND was indicted for stealing; on the 3d of March , two silver table-spoons, value 20 s. , the property of Thomas Lord Lynedoch , Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath , Sir Alexander Inglis Cochrane , Knt. , Archibald Brown , Thomas Wood , and George William Hughes D'Aeth , Esqrs.

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating them to be the property of Thomas Postans .

THIRD COUNT, the same, only stating them to be the property of Thomas Hilton .

THOMAS HILTON . I am butler to the United Service Club , Regent-street, St. James's - I am responsible for all the property there. The prisoner was employed to attend the gas in the house , and had access to every room. He came on the 1st of February, after which I missed plate continually, and employed Gillmore.

JAMES LAWSON . I am servant to Mr. Dobree, who is a pawnbroker, and lives at Charing-cross. Three or four months ago the prisoner came and offered two spoons in pledge. He could not satisfy me about them. I gave him in charge of the watch-house-keeper, detained them, and have had them ever since. I am certain he is the man.

PHILIP PILORIM. I am keeper of St. Martin's watch-house. Lawson gave the prisoner into my charge. He took me to where he said he lodged; they said he did not lodge there then, but gave him a good character. He then said he had a box there, and took me up stairs - he

then jumped down a whole flight of stairs, and escaped. I found no box there. He was afterwards given into my charge.

JAMES GILMORE . I am an officer. The prisoner was given into my charge this day fortnight. I found the spoons at Dobree's.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-82

1164. JOHN PEACHEY and ROBERT CARTER were indicted for an unnatural crime .

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18190915-83

1165. ANN THORN was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of September , one watch, value 2 l.; one chain, value 3 s.; two keys, value 4 s., and one seal, value 5 s., the property of William Clement , in his dwelling-house .

WILLIAM CLEMENT . I live in Battle-street, Commercial-road ; the prisoner and her husband lodged with me. On the 2d of September, about two o'clock, I went out, leaving my two watches in my daughter's hand, I returned at five, and missed them - the prisoner was up in her room when I went out. Her husband came in as I left.

ELIZA CLEMENT . I am the wife of the last witness, our bed and sitting-room are on the ground-floor. At twenty minutes after five o'clock the watches were safe; one hung in each room - I saw the prisoner then on the stairs, and spoke to her. The watches were missed at five o'clock, she was then out. I had left the key in the door. She returned at eleven o'clock.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. They lodged three months with you - A. Yes. Her husband is a Custom-house officer. When she was taken up, he said she was with him at the time of the robbery.

JANE CLEMENT . I am the prosecutor's daughter. I heard the prisoner talking to my mother on the stairs, about a quarter before five o'clock. My mother then went into the kitchen, and the prisoner up stairs. About five o'clock I found the room door open, and the watches gone.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you see the prisoner - A. No, I heard her voice.

WILLIAM BARNES . I am apprentice to Mr. Dexter, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Whitechapel. I have a watch, chain, seal, and two keys, pledged on the 2d of September, by the prisoner. I am sure she is the person; she was five or ten minutes with me, and said her husband was waiting for her at the public-house.

Cross-examined. I am certain she is the woman.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went out at half-past two o'clock with my husband, to the Crabtree, public-house, Tottenham Court-road - it then wanted a quarter to four; we then went to Lisle-street, Leicester-square, remained there till seven, returned to the Crabtree, and got home about half-past ten.

JOHN HOWE . I live in King-street, Soho. On Thursday, the 2d of September, about ten minutes after five o'clock in the afternoon, I went to Tring's, in Lisle-street, and saw the prisoner and her husband there - I did not stop a minute.

COURT. Q. Did you speak to her - A. No; they were in the parlour, Mrs. Tring was in the shop. I called to ask Tring what bread he should want next day - I supply him. He was sitting by the fire-place, reading a pamphlet to them.

THOMAS TRING . I am a baker, and live in Lisle-street, Leicester-square. The prisoner and her husband were at my house on the 2d of September, from a few minutes after five o'clock until about seven. Next day I heard she was apprehended.

COURT. Q. What time did Howe call - A. About five or ten minutes after five. He came to desire I would be provided with money to-morrow. I had to leave a pie at a house, we went out together. I left him.

Q. Where was the prisoner and her husband when Howe called - A. I believe she was in the shop, and her husband at the door.

LUCY TRING . On the day before the prisoner was apprehended, she and her husband came to our house about a quarter before five o'clock, and staid till seven - we had tea together. Ann Bishop and Mrs. Dawson called while they were there.

COURT. Q. Where were they when Howe called - A. In the parlour with me and my husband, who was reading the newspaper.

ANN BISHOP . I am acquainted with Tring, and have frequently seen the prisoner there. At a quarter before six o'clock, on Thursday, the 2d of September, I saw her and her husband drinking tea there. I staid about three minutes.

MARY DAWSON . I am acquainted with Tring. On the 2d of September, about a quarter before seven o'clock, I saw the prisoner in their back parlour, her husband was in the shop - she left while I was there.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-84

1166. MATTHEW BACKMAN was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house or Sarah Brown , widow , about twelve o'clock in the night of the 13th of August , at Edmonton , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, four shirts, value 5 s.; four shifts, value 4 s.; two pair of trowsers, value 6 s.; two pair of drawers, value 2 s.; three cravats, value 3 s.; two handkerchiefs, value 9 d.; four aprons, value 8 d.; two caps, value 1 s.; one table-cloth, value 1 s., and one waistcoat, value 1 s., her property .

SARAH BROWN . I am a widow, and rent a house in Trafalgar-place, Edmonton . On the 13th of August I went to bed about half-past eleven o'clock at night, and bolted both the doors. The shutters were left wide open, but the sash was closed I am certain - it would open by sliding it outside; it has no fastening. My lodgers were all at home, and in their rooms - I went to bed last. The articles stated in the indictment were sent me to wash. I got up first next morning, about half-past five, went into the back-room, and found the window wide open - somebody must have pushed it aside; these things were gone. My house is five miles from Lee-bridge.

JOHN WEBB . I am a patrol. On the 14th of August, between half-past three and four o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner coming over Lee-bridge, from the Essex side, with a bundle, it was then just getting light. I stopped him, and asked what he had got? he said he had got clothes, was going to town, and had brought them from his sister's. I asked where she lived? he said he did not know, then said she lived with a farmer named Perkins, about a mile and a half lower down (pointing to the Essex side). I said it was odd he did not know where it was, or the name of the place - he said he did not, for he had only been there two days with her. I took him to Hackney watch-house; he carried the bundle himself all the way. He gave the constable of the night the same account. The pantaloons and waistcoat were in the crown of his hat. The rest of the property was in the bundle. The prosecutrix's house is about five miles from Lee-bridge.

JOHN ELSON . I was with Webb - he has spoken correctly.

JOHN GARVA . I was constable of the night. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house about four o'clock, with the bundle in his hand. I found the pantaloons and waistcoat in his hat. The watch-house is two miles from Lee-bridge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded extreme distress.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 28.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18190915-85

1167. CHARLES TURNLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of February , in the dwelling-house of John Irwing , 500 promissory notes, for payment of divers sums of money, amounting in the whole to 1100 l. , the property of Joseph Eccles .

SECOND COUNT, stating them to be the property of Sir John Mortlock , Knt. , Julian Skrine , and Field Dann Barker .

THOMAS BOTT . I am clerk to Messrs. Jones, Lloyd and Co. On the 27th of February I made up a parcel, containing 1100 l. in country notes, to go to Cambridge. I delivered it to Eccles.

JOSEPH ECCLES . I am a fishmonger at Cambridge . I was entrusted by the gentlemen of the Cambridge Bank to convey the parcel to them. I received it on the 27th of February, about six o'clock in the evening, from Messrs. Jones and Co. I put it in a bag with other parcels, and took it to the Flower-pot, in Bishopsgate-street, which is kept by Mr. Irwing, and laid it under the bar - my eye was off it for a minute or two, and it was taken. I never saw the prisoner there.

MR. ALLEY, on behalf of the prosecution, declined proceeding any further.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-86

1168. ELEANOR CONNOR was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of September , one gown, value 2 s.; one ring, value 6 s., and one shift, value 1 s., the goods of John Henry Clegg ; and one handkerchief, value 1 s. , the goods of Maria Thomas .

MR. JOHN HENRY CLEGG . I am a merchant , and live in New-street, Bishopsgate-street . On the 11th of September, about six o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came into my service - I had her from the Refuge for the Destitute . Next evening, between ten and eleven o'clock, she brought up the supper; I told her to bolt the door, and go to bed with her fellow-servant. I and my wife went to bed about twelve, got up at eight, and found she had absconded. On Thursday morning she was brought to my house, and I gave her in charge. The articles stated in the indictment were missing.

MARIA THOMAS . I am the prosecutor's nursery-maid. About half-past seven o'clock on Monday morning I missed the prisoner, she slept with me; she did not return, but was brought back. I missed a handkerchief out of a closet in my bed-room - the other things were also missed.

DANIEL KENNEDY . I am servant to Mr. Briggs, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in St. John-street. On the 13th of September a ring was pledged with me, by a woman, in the name of Mary Garner . I do not know her.

JOSEPH GREGORY . I was constable of the night of Bishopsgate. On Thursday night the prosecutor sent for me, and gave the prisoner into my charge. She directed me to Chick-lane, where she said she lodged, and I there found, by her direction, a gown and shift, tied up in a handkerchief.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-87

1169. ROBERT NEALE was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of July , 896 lbs. of iron, value 2 l. 2 s. , the goods of Jonathan Haskins .

JONATHAN HASKINS . I am a smith , and live in Warwick-lane, A few days before the 10th of July, the prisoner's father agreed to buy 800 weight of iron of me, on the 10th the prisoner came and said his father had sent him for it. I delivered it to him as sold, and sent my apprentice with him, who returned without the money.

COURT. This is no felony.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-88

1170. ELIZA BUCK was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of July , one bolster, value 6 d.; one pair of sheets, value 8 s.; one pair of blankets, value 12 s.; one looking-glass, value 4 s.; one tub, value 18 d.; one pail, value 18 d., and two saucepans, value 4 s., the goods of Edward Wild , in a lodging-room .

EDWARD WILD . I live in Featherstone-street, and have some tenements in Cripplegate . The prisoner and her husband lodged in one of them for four years - these things were let with the lodgings. On the 8th of July she was going to leave - I had her apprehended, and missed the articles stated in the indictment.

MARY WILD . I am wife of the last witness. I missed all these articles. The prisoner gave me the duplicates, and pleaded distress; her husband was not in the room then - she said he knew nothing about it; I think he must have known it.

JOHN MATTHEWS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Whitecross-street. I have a looking-glass and a rug; pledged with me, in the name of Palmer - it was not by the prisoner.

JOSEPH LAWS . I am servant to Mr. Upstall, pawnbroker, Barbican. On the 5th of January the prisoner pledged a sheet with me.

THOMAS MILLER . I am a pawnbroker. I took a looking-glass in pledge from the prisoner on the 21st of June.

BARTHOLOMEW WOOD . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge. She gave me fifty duplicates, three of which related to this property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. My husband was gone into the hospital. We intended to redeem them. The prosecutrix owes me a grudge for not appearing against one of her lodgers.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-89

1171. WILLIAM RISLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of July , at St. Swithin's, London Stone , in the dwelling-house of Patrick Johnston , 1 l. 12 s. 6 d. in monies numbered, two 10 l., and two 1 l. bank notes , his property.

PATRICK JOHNSON . I rent a house in Cannon-street , St. Swithin's, London Stone. On the 8th of July, about half-past four o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the money and notes safe in a desk in my counting-house, which was not locked - the prisoner was a stranger to me. I did not miss the money until Saturday, the 10th, at half-past ten o'clock in the morning. I went immediately to the Bank, and stopped the payment, giving them the numbers of the two 10 l. notes, which were 5569, 5570, dated June, 1819. I had scarcely returned before I was fetched to the Bank, and found a person detained for offering No. 5569. He was bound over to give evidence, but we have not been able to find him - his name was Hearne. I accompanied him with an officer to a public-house in Golden-lane, where he said the man who gave him the note was waiting, but I did not see him; I saw the prisoner in a court near Goswell-street, and Hearne stated that the officer had came to him about that 10 l. note which he had from him - the prisoner said he knew where he got it - this was about eleven o'clock in the morning. In endeavouring to get out of the crowd, we were assailed by a gang of about fifty; the officer was knocked down - I let Hearne go, and secured the prisoner with the assistance of some other officers. Although it was day-time, the shopkeepers were obliged to shut up their shops, through the interference of the gang. Hearne attended at the Mansion-House, and was bound over to appear here, and the prisoner was committed. Hearne declared in his presence, that he had it from him, and he acknowledged it. I had never seen him about the premises. The note is mine.

JOSHUA BRAY . I am an officer. I went to Goswell-street, with Hearne, and the prosecutor. Hearne pointed the prisoner out in an alley, and said to him,

"You must go with me before the Lord Mayor about this 10 l. note." The prisoner said,

"I know whom I took it of." Hearne said, before the prisoner's face,

"That is the man I had the 10 l. note of." The prisoner said he had it from him; we went to the bottom of the alley. The prisoner was then seized by a gang, who swore he should not go, and knocked me down - I extricated myself from them. The prosecutor and the prisoner were in the kennel; the prisoner would then go no further. A man came to assist me, and another came up, gave him a blow and cut his lip. I got the prisoner into a shop, and handcuffed him.

Prisoner's Defence. (Written.) - On the 10th of July, I received a 10 l. note from Mary Davis , and gave it to my master to get changed - he was stopped with it.

GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy by the prosecutor .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-90

1172. MARTHA SANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of September , one watch, value 4 l. 10 s., and two keys, value 2 d,, the goods of Thomas Flake , from his person .

THOMAS FLAKE. I am a seaman , On the 16th of September, between eleven and twelve o'clock at night, I fell in with the prisoner at Holborn - I was not sober. She went up a court with me about ten minutes, and then left me; I missed my watch, which was safe when I met her. The officer secured her with it in about a quarter of an hour.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not give it to me - A. No. I do not know where I first met her.

THOMAS THOROGOOD. - I am constable of Broad-street. About eleven o'clock at night. I saw the prisoner and the prosecutor in Threadneedle-street. In about two minutes I heard him call out, saying, she had stolen his watch, and was gone that way, pointing towards Cornhill, but as I knew her I went down Bartholomew-lane, and overtook her in Bell-alley; I stopped her, and told her that she had got the man's watch. She said she was only going to stall it, which means, pawn it. I took her back; she told him he gave it to her, and refused to return it. I took it from her.

Prisoner's Defence. They both swear false. I took him to the Borough; he gave me the watch, as he only had 18 d. The watchman said,

"Give me the watch, and you may bolt, but if not, it will be worse for you."

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-91

1173. JOHN BAYLIS was indicted for embezzling, 2 l. which he had received on account of Richard Taplin , his master .

RICHARD TAPLIN . I am a sacking manufacturer , and live in Bow-lane; the prisoner was my porter , and entrusted to collect small debts for me.

JAMES CLARK . I am servant to Mr. Mabberly of Paul's Wharf; we deal with the prosecutor. On the 25th of March I paid the prisoner a banker's draft for 2 l., on Messrs. Masterman, and produce the receipt he gave me - (read) - sometime after the prosecutor called for it.

RICHARD TAPLIN re-examined. He never gave me the draft, nor accounted to me for it. I particularly questioned him about it, and he said he had not received it.

Prisoner's Defence. My master stopped my last week's wages. I thought that was for part of it.

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-92

1174. THOMAS NEWCOMB was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of July , one gold watch, value 10 l.; one chain, value 5 l., and four seals, value 5 l., the goods of John James Debatt , from his person .

JOHN JAMES DEBATT . I live in the Poultry. On the 20th of July, between twelve and one o'clock at night I was going down Cheapside , and at the corner of Bread-street I fell down - I rather think it was done purposely. I saw no person near me, but the instant I fell six or seven surrounded me - I had my watch and seals about me. They pretended to assist me up, but in so doing they kept me down a few minutes. One of the party said,

"I hope you have not hurt yourself, Sir?" I said No. A person called out,

"Have you lost your watch Sir?" I immediately felt and missed it - I saw two or three persons running. The watchman desired me to stop, and in a minute and a half two men came back with the prisoner; one of them immediately handed me my watch and part of the chain - it was then broken, but was entire before. Before I gave him in charge the watchmen begged some beer, and while one of them was gone to fetch a gallon, another said the prisoner had escaped.

Prisoner. Q. Was you not intoxicated - A. No.

EDWARD SWADDLING . I am a whitesmith, and live in Chicksand-street, Brick-lane. I was in Cheapside, and saw the prosecutor fall - the prisoner lay down by the right side of him, and I saw him take the watch from him; three or four others were behind - I heard the seals rattle; no one but the prisoner could have done it, from the situation he was in. He got up, and walked two or three yards, then ran over to Honey-lane-market, where he stopped. I asked the prosecutor if he had lost his watch - he missed it. I saw the prisoner brought back, and took the watch out of his bosom. I am sure he is the man.

THOMAS MERRIMAN . I am a printer. I was going home, and saw the prosecutor lying on the ground - I inquired if he wanted assistance; the prisoner, and several others who were round him, ran away, I followed them - they parted, and I took the prisoner at Honey-lane-market - he said he had nothing. Swaddling took the watch from his bosom.

JOSEPH STONE . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner on the 8th of August, after he had escaped from the watch-house. I took him coming out of Black Horse-yard, Whitechapel.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. (Written.) - I observed the prosecutor on the ground - I had seen him before, walking with a woman. I assisted in lifting him up, went home, and was apprehended about a fortnight after. Swaddling charged one Clark with it.

EDWARD SWADDLING re-examined. I saw no woman with the prosecutor - I did not accuse Clark. I was sent for to see him, and said he was not the man.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-93

1175. CHARLES GILL was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of July , one watch, value 20 s.; one seal, value 6 d., and one key, value 1 d., the goods of William Crush , from the person of Elizabeth , his wife .

ELIZABETH CUSH . I am the wife of William Crush . On the 29th of July, about a quarter past nine o'clock in the evening I was crossing the water in a boat, to Execution Dock ; the prisoner, his wife, my brother and sister-in-law, and two ladies were also in the boat. When we were about half way over the water, I felt the prisoner's hand tremble against my side - I felt it a second and a third time. When the boat got ashore, he attempted to get up off the seat, and on getting up fell across my knees - when he moved I put my hand down and missed my watch; I instantly caught him by the arm, and desired he would give it to me - he made no answer. I asked him again, and then called my brother to take hold of him. He desired me to feel in my pocket, which I did - it was not there. He took hold of the prisoner - it was afterward found.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Could you have dropped it - A. No - it hung at my side. He was a stranger.

ABRAHAM MOSS . I am the prosecutrix's brother. When the boat was put ashore I saw him fall across her lap. She laid hold of him, and asked me to take hold of him, for he had taken her watch. I caught hold of him - he was still leaning on her. He put his hand over the side of the boat, told me not to use him like a blackguard, and told my sister to feel in her pocket. She said she had not got it, but found a piece of the chain left. He fell across the waterman's seat; I could not find it on him; one of the Police boats was near, and my sister gave him in charge. We got a candle, went to the waterside, and the waterman found the watch in the water.

JOHN JERARD . I am a waterman. I picked the watch up about a foot from the shore, in the water where the boat landed. The tide was ebbing.

THOMAS HAMILTON . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge, and sent the waterman to look for the watch.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-94

1176. THOMAS FONSICK was indicted for that he on the 7th of July , at St. Gregory by St. Paul , feloniously did falsely make, forge, and counterfeit, and cause, and procure to be falsely made, forged, and counterfeited, and willingly act and assist in the false making, &c. a certain last will and testament, partly printed and partly written .

(Setting it forth, purporting to be the last will and testament of John Anderson , of 18, Princes-stquare, in the parish of St. George's in the East, and bequeathing all his property to Thomas Fonsick , of the same place, and appointing him his

sole Executor. Dated 5th of March, 1816, signed JOHN ANDREASON , and witnessed by WILLIAM ARKINSTALL and PAUBLO VODRIGUEJ.)

with intent to defraud William Buckle , Thomas Henry Buckle , Henry Mole Bagster , and Walter Buchanan , against the statute.

SECOND COUNT, for feloniously uttering and publishing as true, a like forged last will and testament, with like intent.

THIRD AND FOURTH COUNTS, the same, only stating his intent to be to defraud John William Buckle , Thomas Henry Buckle , Henry Mole Bagster , Walter Buchanan , John Mayne , William Curling the younger , Jessee Curling , Frederick Cox , George Frederick Young , William Curling , and William Christie .

FIFTH AND SIXTH COUNTS, the same, only with intent to defraud Michael Schwartz .

SEVENTH AND EIGHTH COUNTS, the same, only with intent to defraud a certain person or persons, whose name or names is and are unknown.

JOHN FLEMMING . I am clerk to the Deputy Register Commissory Court, Doctors' Commons. I produce the will of John Anderson , which was brought in by Mr. Clarkson, the proctor, who proved it.

WILLIAM GEERING CLARKSON . I am a proctor of Doctors' Dommons. On the 7th of July, the prisoner applied to me for a probate of this will - I prepared it for him, also the jurat to swear, and was present when he swore it before Dr. Clark, who was authorized to administer the oath; he described himself as stated in the jurat - I took it from his own mouth. He said that he was executor to the will, and wanted a probate. I observed that the name was spelt Anderson at the head of the will and that it was signed Andreason, therefore, I must alias it, which is nothing unusual.

Q. Did the prisoner say any thing about the testator - A. He said he died last year, on board the Batavia. A probate was granted him.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not say he died in Bombay hospital - A. I do not recollect. I told him there was a caveat lodged against the will, and he was to call next day for the probate. He insisted that it was a good will, and likewise upon having the probate. The caveat was lodged in behalf of a creditor, but was withdrawn, as he could not hold it.

BENJAMIN BLABY . I apprehended the prisoner on the 17th of July, and found a pocket-book on him, in which was the probate of the will.

WILLIAM GEERING CLARKSON re-examined. This is the probate that was granted him.

WILLIAM JOHNSTON . I manage the shipping concern of Messrs Buckle and Co., who are owners of the Batavia, which was a convict ship to Botany Bay, I shipped John Anderson on board in October, 1817, in London, and saw him sign his name twice at Gravesend - (looks at the will), it is not like his hand-writing. He signed his name, Anderson, to the ship's articles and the pay list, which I produce.

Q. Was any man, named Andreason, on board - A. No. Every man on board signed the articles - there is no such name. I only speak of his signature, from comparing it with the articles - I have no recollection of his handwriting. It was two years ago.

Q. If you had seen the paper, you would have had no knowledge of it at all - A. Certainly not.

WILLIAM SINCLAIR . I am cashier to Messrs John William Buckle , Thomas Henry Buckle , Henry Mole Bagster , and Walter Buchanan , who are managing owners of the Batavia. On the 16th of July, the prisoner applied to me for the balance of wages due to the late John Anderson , and produced this probate of the will - (looks at it) - I told him none of the partners were at home, and he must call next morning, which he did, and was apprehended.

Prisoner. Q. Did I ask for money, or give the probate out of my hand - A. It was handed from him to me, and I asked him if he wanted the balance of wages due? He said, Yes.

JAMES PALMER . I am a seaman. I was acquainted with John Anderson for eight or nine years. I first got acquainted with him in 1809, on board the Bombay seventy-four gun ship. We shipped ourselves on board her off Sheerness, and were both on board together for six years. We were then drafted on board the Elk, sloop of war, in 1814, and sailed from Portsmouth harbour to India. She was three years on the voyage, and returned in 1816 to England about six weeks before Christmas. We were together all this time.

Q. Where was the Elk the whole of March 1816 - A. At Bombay, and Anderson was on board with me.

Q. Was any one of the name of William Arkinstall , or Paublo Vodriguej on board the Elk - A. No, nor was there any other Anderson or Andreason - I was very intimate with Anderson. I cannot read or write.

Q. Where was the Elk paid off - A. At Plymouth. I stopped ashore nine or ten months, but Anderson went to the West Indies in the Shannon, and then shipped himself with me, in 1818, on board the Batavia, which sailed to New Holland, and then to Bombay. He died in Bombay hospital about nine months ago.

COURT. Q. When was Anderson in England - A. At the latter end of 1816, my Lord. He was only on shore four days, and lodged at the Waterman's Arms, Wapping. I never heard of his living in Prince's-square.

Q. When was he in England before that - A. In 1809. I knew him from 1809 till his death.

Q. How long was he absent in the Shannon - A. Nine months, and arrived at the Watermans' Arms from the Shannon; I was acquainted with him while he was in England. He did not lodge in Princes-square.

Q. How long was he absent from you in England - A. Not two days.

Q. While you were at Bombay did you lay near land - A. About a mile off - he was the boatman; he went sometimes ashore, and staid a quarter of an hour - I was mostly with him. When he went with the boat he could not leave it. I knew all the crew.

ROBERT RAYMOND STEWART . I am in the ticket department of the Navy Office, and produce the muster-book of the Elk, John Anderson entered on the 21st of April, 1814; there was no Andreason among the crew. On the 5th of March the ship's company were mustered at Bombay - Anderson appeared at the muster. I find no such names as Arkinstall and Vodriguej among the crew; the ship was paid off at Plymouth, on the 24th of December

1816. She arrived there on the 10th. Anderson was on board on the 21st.

JAMES PALMER re-examined. That is the same man that was on board the Batavia.

BENJAMIN BLABY re-examined. I took the prisoner into custody in Mark-lane, and told him I took him on a charge of forgery. He said

"Me no commit forgery, me cannot write." I found a pocket-book on him, containing the probate, also a will of John Williams , attested by the same witness as that in question. I have known the prisoner in England two years.

(Read).

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"Purporting to be the will of John Williams , of Martha-street, St. George's in the East, dated 12th of April, 1818, bequeathing all his effects to Thomas Fonsick , 13, Martha-street, and witnessed by Arkinstall and Vodriguej." Printed and sold by the same person as the one in question, and the water-mark of the paper the same date.

(The will charged in the indictment was then put in and read, and the administration was as follows):

"The testator, John Anderson , alias Anderson, was formerly of No. 18, Princes-square, St. George's in the East, but lately belonged to the East India ship Batavia, and died last year. Dated 15th July, 1819."

Prisoner's Defence. I have witnesses to prove that such a man was in my house. I have plenty of wills. People lodge at my house. I persuade them all to make their wills. I can neither read nor write. One of the witnesses to the will has left the country, and the other travels about. Two people were in the house at the time the deceased made the will.

MARGARET RANDALL . I live at Poplar. I have seen Arkinstall at Fonsick's house several times - he came with Fonsick as a passenger from Bilboa, three or four years ago. I never saw him afterwards, and do not know his Christian name. I never saw him write. He travels about. Vodriguej is a seaman; he was often at Fousick's, and transacted business for him. I have not seen him for three or four years.

Q. Where was he in March, 1816 - A. I think at Fonsick's house the whole of 1816, I am almost sure of it - the prisoner was ill at the time.

Q. Then he could not have been in the East Indies - A. No, I have often seen him write.

Q. Look at this will - do you see his hand-writing there - A. I am almost afraid to say, but I think it is like it.

Q. If he signed that it must have been in England - A. Yes.

Cross-examined by MR. BOLLAND. Q. When was the prisoner's wife ill - A. In 1815 and 1816 - Arkinstall was there then. I think he was introduced to me as a stranger from Bilboa - I think Vodriguej and him were there together in 1816 - the prisoner then lived in Princes-square. I did not know Anderson.

BARNARD HOLLYWOOD . I have known Vodriguej four years - he lived off and on with the prisoner. I have not seen him for eighteen or twelve months, and believe he is not in England. Fonsick went to live in Prince's-square about ten years ago, and I am not certain whether it was the first summer, or the summer after that, that I made Vodriguej a suit of clothes; he acted as assistant to Fonsick.

Q. That was nine or ten years ago - A. Yes. I think Mrs. Fonsick died in March, 1816.

Q. How long did Vodriguej remain there after her death - A. About two months. I do not know where he went to, but I saw him in different parts of the town for twelve months after her death.

Q. He could not have gone to Bombay and back in that time - A. He might, from the time Mrs. Fonsick died until I next saw him. The prisoner's effects were sold off in May, 1816. Vodriguej remained there all the sale.

Cross-examined by MR. BOLLAND. Q. Did you know Arkinstall - A. Yes, he came from Bilboa with Fonsick, about a year before his wife's death, and remained at Fonsick's, off and on, for two years. I saw him last about two years ago. I never saw the prisoner write - I have seen Vodriguej write.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 57.

London Jury, Half Foreigners, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-95

1177. BARTHOLOMEW WHITE was indicted for that he, on the 18th of November , feloniously did make, forge, and counterfeit, and wilfully act and assist in falsely making, forging, and counterfeiting a certain bill of exchange , as follows: -

"Carlisle, 2d Nov. 1818.

"Six months after date, pay to my order 1801. C. W. Roland.

"To Mr. JOHN ABBOTTS , Manchester.

"Accepted, J. Abbott,

"Payable at Mr. Hamilton's, 67, Queen-street, Cheapside, London."

with intent to defraud Joseph Wheatley .

SECOND COUNT, for feloniously uttering the same as true, with the like intent.

THIRD COUNT, for feloniously disposing of and putting away the same, with the like intent.

FOURTH COUNT, for feloniously forging an acceptance to the said bill.

FIFTH COUNT, for uttering and publishing a like forged acceptance as true, with the like intent.

SIXTH, SEVENTH, AND EIGHTH COUNTS, for feloniously disposing of and putting away a like forged acceptance of a like bill, with the like intent, knowing it to be forged.

JOSEPH WHEATLEY . I am a hosiery manufacturer , and live at Leicester - the prisoner was employed to sell goods for me, in Wood-street, Cheapside. I gave him positive orders not to deal with any Jews, and not to take readymade bills. In December last he sent me a bill for 180 l. with others, in a letter; I was dissatisfied with it, and in about a fortnight came to town, and asked him who James Laws , the endorser, was, and who he had sold the goods to? he said he was a merchant, who was gone to Portugal. I asked him where he lived, but all I could get from him was, that he was gone to Portugal, and was a man who passed to and fro from that country to this. I said,

"If this bill is not paid, how am I to find the person you sold the goods to?" he said the drawer, Rowland, was a timber-merchant, and lived at Carlisle. I asked him to take the bill, and get some others for it - he refused. I left it with Reynolds, my other servant.

Q. Did you afterwards apply for payment - A. Yes and could find neither acceptor nor drawer. I went to Carlisle two months after it was due, and could discover no such persons at either place. I found a Mr. Edward Hervey Rowland at a banking-house at Carlisle - he and his father were the only persons of that name I could meet with. I could find no C. W. Rowland, a timber-merchant. I then went to Manchester, but could find no John Abbotts . I discharged the prisoner when I first came up about the bill. About a month ago I saw him at the Mansion-house, in custody. His examination was postponed, that I might go again to Manchester and Carlisle, which I did, and made every inquiry, but could find no such persons.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Where did you engage the prisoner - A. He came to me at Leicester. He sent me several bills before he sent this. In January a friend made inquiry for me at Carlisle, and wrote me that he thought it was a bad bill.

Q. Did you then propose to the prisoner's brother to give him a commission to get rid of the bill - A. No; I told him I thought it was bad - he said I might depend upon its being good; I said, then I wished he would take it.

Q. You said, if he would pass it to any person you would allow him a handsome commission - A. I did not use the word

"any." I inquired at Queen-street, Cheapside, where it was payable; I found the persons had been there, but were gone.

Q. How often after the prisoner left you, and before July, did you see him - A. Often. He left my service when I complained of his conduct, I did not discharge him.

Q. He came to you afterwards to assist in some business - A. I had him as a witness in a law-suit about July. I was bail for him since he left me, and he made depositions in Chancery about Hindus's bankruptcy for me.

Q. When did you surrender him - A. About a month ago.

Q. Did you not tell his attorney that you thought him honest, though he had acted improperly - A. I said I hoped he was, but that circumstances bore in my mind that he was dishonest.

Q. And after all that you set him up to give evidence for you - A. Yes, I was obliged, and was bail for him.

Q. Was not his first examination about a bill for 16 l. 10 s. - A. There was a bill of 16 l. 10 s., which I thought was forged, but Hambridge, of Liquorpond-street, on whom it was drawn, said he would not swear that it was not his writing, as he had accepted bills in blank.

MR. ALLEY. Q. The prisoner was examined for you about Moseley Woolf's business - A. Yes, he had pawned my goods with him without my order - I prosecuted Woolf - this was before the bill was due.

WILLIAM MARCHANT . I am an officer. I accompanied the prosecutor to Carlisle and Manchester, a week or ten days ago, to inquire about the acceptor and drawer of the bill. We made diligent inquiry at both places, but could find no such persons.

Cross-examined by MR. PLATT. Q. What did you apprehend the prisoner for - A. On suspicion for forging a bill for 16 l. 10 s.

EDWARD HARVEY ROWLAND . I live at Carlisle. My father is living; his name is Edward. I am in a banking-house there, and am well acquainted with the different inhabitants, and have lived there all my life, except a year and a half, when I was at school, and never heard of any other persons of our name. There is a schoolmaster named Roland - my father was a timber-merchant about six years ago. The bill is not his or my hand-writing. I had occasion about fifteen months ago to make inquiry for a person named Rowland, but could discover no such person.

GEORGE LINGS . I am Comptroller of the taxes at Manchester, and have a general acquaintance with the inhabitants. I know no John Abbott there.

Cross-examined. Q. A person may have a country house there and not be rated. - A. Yes.

JAMES REYNOLDS . I am clerk to the prosecutor, and was so while the prisoner was in his service in Wood-street. On the 12th of December last, he told me he wanted a quantity of goods for a bill that he was going to have, I looked them out, and put the particulars on a piece of paper for him. I went to dinner, and when I returned he was sending the last of them out; I found he had entered them in the book himself, to James Law - they amounted to 140 l. I do not know Law - (the bill was then put in and read.)

Prisoner. I leave my case to my counsel.

GEORGE CLARK . I am a shoemaker, and live in St. John-street, Smithfield. In November last I was acquainted with one Harrowell, a coachmaker, in Long-acre - I do not know where he lives now. A person named Pearce gave me the bill.

Q. Whose bill was it - A. I supposed it to be Harrowell's, as he applied to me on behalf of Harrowell. It was endorsed, Laws; I was to lay the bill out in hosiery, which Harrowell wanted. It being some time since, I do not know whether they were to be purchased for Harrowell or Laws. I went to Messrs. Robarts and Curtis, to inquire about Rowland, the drawer, and offered the bill to the prisoner at Wheatley's, in the presence of Reynolds, for hosiery. I left the bill there with the prisoner, and directed him to inquire at Messrs. Robarts and Co. about it.

Q. Did you afterwards receive the goods in exchange for the bill - A. I suppose I did as they were sent to my house a week or ten days after I went; I never saw the packages opened. They were fetched away by Harrowell.

COURT. Q. Perhaps you do not know that - A. No my Lord, nor do I know that they came from Wheatley's - the prisoner's brother went with me to Messrs. Robarts and Co.

Q. Had you any commission for it - A. No, I only did it to serve the prisoner, as he had discounted a bill or two for me.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Where is Harrowell - A. I understood he was in the West Indies - he has not endorsed the bill. I do not know where Pearce is; he was in the leather trade, in Duke-street, Lincoln's Inn-fields. I never saw Law.

Q. Was it not odd that a coachmaker should apply to a shoemaker to buy hosiery - A. I knew he shipped a good deal.

Q. Where did you order them to be sent to - A. Nowhere.

Q. On your oath did they not afterwards go to Mosely Woolfe's - A. No, not to my knowledge.

Q. You was to get hosiery, was any particular sort of hosiery mentioned - A. I do not remember.

JOHN WHITE . I am a sworn-broker, and live at Hoxton. I have a counting-house in Lothbury, and am the prisoner's brother. I met Clark in Lombard-street; he shewed me the bill, and I went to Messrs. Robarts and Co. with him to inquire about Rowland - we were satisfactorily answered - also inquired at Queen-street, where it was payable, and received a satisfactory account there, and informed my brother.

Q. Had you any conversation with the prosecutor about the bill - A. Yes, more than two months after he said he had inquired in the country, and did not like the account he had received. I told him I had received a very respectable account of it. He said if I would lay it out for him as a broker, or get goods for it he should prefer it - I declined it as he said the inquiry was not satisfactory. I said if he would endorse it I could get goods for it. He said he might as well keep it.

Cross-examined. Q. Whose name was over the door in Queen-street - A. Jones and Company.

RICHARD HODSON . I am clerk to Messrs. Robarts and Co.; I came from Carlisle. I remember inquiry being made about Mr. Rowland. I was sent for, as having lately come from Carlisle - a bill was produced. I knew Mr. Rowland was formerly a timber-merchant, but do not recollect his Christian name - I think I said he was a timber-merchant. I told them he was a respectable man, but I did not know his hand-writing.

MR. ALLEY. Q. Was you asked for C. W, Rowland - A. I do not recollect. I said I knew a Mr. Rowland who was a respectable man.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Baron Graham .

Reference Number: t18190915-96

1178. WILLIAM PETERSON and JOHN ANDREWS were indicted for feloniously assaulting John Lammas , on the King's highway, on the 12th of August , at St. Mary, Whitechapel , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, four half-crowns , his property.

The money in question was obtained from the prosecutor by the prisoners, under the threat of charging him with an unnatural crime. The particulars are too indelicate for publication.

PETERSON - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 32.

ANDREWS - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 26.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-97

1179. THOMAS MONKHOUSE was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of September , one handkerchief, value 4 s., the goods of Jeremiah Harrige , from his person .

JEREMIAH HARRIGE. I live in Camomile-street. On the 3d of September, about five o'clock in the afternoon, I was in Smithfield, opposite Saunders's show in the fair . The officer touched me, and asked if I had lost my handkerchief; I immediately missed it out of my coat-pocket. He produced it, and had the prisoner in custody.

JOHN CARLISLE . I am a constable. I was standing in the fair close behind the prosecutor; Jones told me to watch the prisoner, who was close behind me. I kept my eye on him, and saw him take something out of the prosecutor's pocket, and put it into his trowsers. I laid hold of the prisoner by the right arm - Hull informed the prosecutor. The prisoner drew his hand from his trowsers, and the handkerchief was in it - he dropped it, and I picked it up. He said,

"Distress drove me to it."

WILLIAM HULL . I am an officer. I was with Carlisle; Jones told me to notice the prisoner. I saw him go close behind Harrige, and saw him take something from his pocket - he was secured, and I informed the prosecutor.

CHARLES JONES . I saw the prisoner drop the handkerchief.

Prisoner. I was in distress.

GUILTY Aged 22.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-98

1180. JOHN JONES was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Richard John Draper and Henrietta Harriet Sharp , about six o'clock in the afternoon of the 25th of July , at St. Andrew, Holborn , (no person being therein), and stealing, forty decanters, value 34 l. 14 s.; nine cruet frames, value 1 l. 8 s. 6 d.; thirteen cruets, value 1 l. 8 s. 6 d.; nine salts, value 1 l. 11 s. 6 d.; eight salt-stands, value 1 l. 11 s. 6 d.; one liquor-frame, value 1 l. 4 s.; three liquor-bottles, value 1 l. 4 s.; five jugs, value 4 l. 14 s.; one sugar-bason, value 5 s.; 33 wine-glasses, value 1 l. 11 s. 3 d.; fifteen yards of cambric, value 4 l. 8 s.; one silver table-spoon, value 18 s., their property; and one piece of Irish linen, containing 27 1/2 yards, value 2 l. 15 s.; two shirts, value 16 s.; two cravats, value 4 s., and one pair of stockings, value 2 s., the property of the said Richard John Draper ; and one dozen of shirts, value 5 l. 18.; one dozen of cravats, value 1 l. 4 s.; four coats, value 8 l. 6 d.; five waistcoats, value 1 l. 9 s.; six pair of trowsers, value 3 l. 7 s.; four pair of silk stockings, value 1 l. 14 s.; eight gowns, value 9 l. 3 s. 6 d.; one counterpane, value 10 s.; four sheets, value 1 l. 4 s.; six spencers, value 2 l. 18 s.; four shawls, value 3 l. 8 s. 6 d.; one veil, value 9 s.; two shifts, value 9 s.; three table-cloths, value 1 l. 17 s. 6 d.; one whittle, value 16 s.; one scarf, value 16 s.; one pelisse, value, 1 l. 11 s. 6 d.; six frock-bodies, value 1 l. 1 s.; 2 s. in copper monies numbered, and five 1 l. bank notes , the property of the said Henrietta Harriet Sharp .

RICHARD JOHN DRAPER . I live in Fleet-market , in the parish of St. Andrew Holborn, and am in partnership with Henrietta Harriet Sharp - she lives in the house; we are in the glass trade . On Sunday, the 25th of July, about half-past nine o'clock in the morning, Mrs. Sharp and I went out - the servant went out at the same time. I pulled the door to; I am certain the spring-lock caught - all was then safe. I returned about half-past nine o'clock in the evening with Mrs. Sharp - I found the door shut. In consequence of information I received from next door I went in; there was no appearance of violence - my own key opened the door. I found two baskets of cut glass packed up in the shop - they were on the shelves when I went out - the baskets were not ours. I took a general survey of the shop, and found a quantity of property was quite gone. I went up two pair of stairs, and on Mrs. Sharp's drawers, I found the shop poker, which was in the shop

when I went out. The drawers had been rifled of their contents, and a large trunk containing wearing apparel almost emptied; a hair trunk containing women's wearing apparel was broken open and rifled; a small wooden box containing five 1 l. notes, and 2 s. in copper was also gone, and the bed-clothes greatly disturbed. I then went to the first-floor; some drawers were broken open there, and a few clothes taken. The bed in that room was also disturbed; I found nobody in the house - it was not quite dark. The prisoner was quite a stranger.

Q. Where was your servant - A. I found her at the public-house next door waiting for us; it was known in the neighbourhood that we were going out early that morning. I missed all the articles stated in the indictment, amounting to upwards of 100 l. in value.

Q. When was the prisoner apprehended - A. I went and informed Worral the officer, then got Armstrong, and apprehended the prisoner at half-past twelve o'clock that night in Swan-place, Plomer-street, City-road, I went to a house there, but did not find him; in about half an hour he came up the court - I laid hold of him. He then said he lived at the second house on the left hand up that court. The watchman took him to the watch-house on a charge of assault, and I ordered him to be detained for robbing my house - I have found none of my property. It must have taken at least three hours to do what they had done.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. Q. Did you take the key with you - A. Yes. The servant had no key.

Q. How was the prisoner dressed - A. In a blue coat, and I think a light waistcoat and trowsers, shoes and stockings. We searched his house, but found nothing.

SARAH REMMINGTON . I am a publican, and live next door to the prosecutor - I saw him and Mrs. Sharp leave the house. A little after six o'clock I was at my door, and saw a hackney chariot standing at the public-house door, about four or five doors from mine. I noticed it a great deal, left the door, returned in a short time, and saw it was then at Draper's door, which was wide open. I saw two bundles put in the chariot - I am not certain whether there were more. I went to the chariot-door, and the moment the prisoner saw me he shut the door, and told the coachman to drive on.

Q. Are you certain the prisoner is the man - A. I always believed him to be the man - the coach drove on. He did not get in himself; he drew Draper 's door to, ran right across the road, and up Newcastle-street. I saw no other person with him at any time.

Q. How long was he in your sight - A. Only while he shut the door and said drive on. I saw him put the bundles in the coach. I ran after the coach, and took the number - it was 765. On my return I met a man, and told him to follow the coach, as I thought a robbery had been committed.

Q. Before Draper returned did you see the servant - A. She came and inquired for her master, and remained at my house till they came to let her in. I said nothing to her, but immediately I saw Draper I informed him. I saw the prisoner next morning at Worship-street Office, and said,

"You are the gentleman who I saw put the bundles in the coach." He made me no answer.

Cross-examined. I never saw him before.

JAMES CLIFFT . I am a coachman, and drive No. 765. On Sunday, the 25th of July, I was taken from Old-street, by two genteel-dressed men, who got in, and ordered me to go to the corner of Fleet-market; when I got there they said they should be back in five or ten minutes, and I might go to the public-house the while. I went to the Angel, four or five doors from the last witness's, and was called from there to the glass-shop, a few doors higher - it was the prosecutor's shop. I drew up close to the door, the door was open, and two men stood at it - they put two bundles and a basket into the coach, which appeared full. I only observed one person putting them in - one of the men then went across the market, and up one of the streets on the opposite side, the other rode in the chariot with the bundles, The man who ran across the street, I believe, pulled the door to, but am not positive it was him. I drove one of them to the corner of Swan-yard, Plomer-street - it was then about seven o'clock; the bundles were then taken into the second house on the left side.

Q. Have you ever seen either of these persons so as to know them - A. Never. I did not observe them so as to know them. I drove the coach for James Wortley . The prosecutor came to me about half-past eleven that night about it.

Q. Where did you see the prisoner - A. At the watch-house that night. One of them had a snuff-coloured coat on, the other had a blue coat, with gilt buttons - I should not have known them two hours after. I always said I did not consider the prisoner to be the man.

COURT, Q. How came you to say that, when you said just now you did not think you should know him if you had seen him two hours after - A. I do not think I should. I took very little notice, and cannot form a belief either one way or the other.

DEBORAH ROBINSON . I live at No. 5, Swan-place, Plomer-street. On the evening of the robbery, a stout man in a blue coat, came and threw up the window of No. 6, which was opposite me, and said,

"Haste! run to the coach, and take the goods out;" he ran to the right, the coach was at the left. A genteel lad, in a blue coat, came out and fetched the goods in - it was about seven o'clock. I do not exactly know who keeps the house, they had not been there above a fortnight.

Q. The prisoner did not fetch them - A. No. I have seen neither of them since; he was much stouter than the prisoner.

EDWARD RAWLINS . I am a watchman. On Saturday night, about half-past twelve o'clock, I apprehended the prisoner in Swan-yard for an assault, Mr. Draper afterwards gave him in charge. We went to a house in Swan-yard, but found nothing.

GEORGE HASLEWOOD WORBALL . I am a constable. On the 25th of July I went to look for the prisoner. I took the coachman in charge, went to Swan-yard, and found a basket.

RICHARD JOHN DRAPER re-examined. The basket is not mine.

WILLIAM DAY . I live in West Smithfield, and am a labourer. I was in Fleet-market about six or seven o'clock in the evening, and saw the coach at the Angel, public-house, door - I was then going by Mr. Draper's

house, talking to a friend, and saw two men come out of the house, and then the coach stopped - one of them shut the door, and told the coachman to drive on, he did so - neither of them were in the coach then; whether the prisoner was one or not, I do not know - one was a short man with a blue coat. When the coachman found his number was taken, he stopped, and said,

"I shall go no further unless you get in." The short man then got in, what became of the other I do not know. A man went across the road, whether he was one of the two I do not know - the other man had left the short man before that. I followed the coach into Plomer-street by Mrs. Remmington's orders; a man jumped out, I do not know which way he went. A lad came and took the things out of the coach. I saw the prisoner next day at Worship-street, but can neither say he was or was not the man.

Cross-examined. Q. You saw two men - A. Yes; it was not the prisoner who got in. The man who went across the road had a snuff-coloured coat, but whether he was at the door I cannot say. I did not notice them sufficient to form a belief whether the prisoner is or is not one.

Prisoner's Defence. Who should recollect best, the coachman, or the woman, who only saw the man a moment?

GUILTY . - DEATH Aged 29.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant;

Reference Number: t18190915-99

1181. JOHN BEASLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of September , one halter, value 4 s., and one crupper and hip straps, value 8 s. , the goods of Thomas Castrey .

THOMAS CASTREY . I live at Stourbridge, in Worcestershire. On the 9th of September I lost these things from the stable at Blandford .

WILLIAM KING . I am a harness-maker. On the 9th of September, about seven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner offered these things for sale; he said they were his own, and he bought them of Balsam. I lent him money on them.

JOSEPH PINION . I am a harness-maker. The prisoner offered me the things for sale.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Whipped and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-100

1182. GEORGE RITSON and JOHN ONGAR were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of August , one coat, value 1 l, , the goods of William Tabram .

WILLIAM TABRAM . I live at Fendrayton. On the 28th of August my coat was stolen off my waggon, in Spitalfields-market .

WILLIAM BENFIELD . I live in Bell-lane, Spitalfields. I was on the front of the waggon, and saw Ritson take the coat, and give it to Ongar; I ran and told the prosecutor. They were stopped in Brick-lane.

ROBERT CHRISTIAN . I was in the market, and saw Ongar running away with the coat, and stopped him in Brick-lane - he said he found it. Ritson was stopped near the church.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

RITSON - GUILTY . Aged 18.

ONGAR - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Whipped and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-101

1183. MARTHA KERR was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of October, 1818 , at St. Martin in the Fields , one watch, value 6 l.; three seals, value 1 l.; one chain, value 10 s.; one key, value 5 s.; three handkerchiefs, value 3 s., and two pair of stockings, value 2 s., the goods of John Brine , in his dwelling-house .

CATHARINE BRINE. I am the wife of John Brine , we live in Spring-gardens , in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields. In the summer of 1818 the prisoner had the care of the house. On the 12th of October, 1818, I missed a gold watch, worth thirty guineas, and three seals - I suspected her, charged her with it, and said she had better confess. She gave me the duplicates of the property, I put them by for six weeks, and then gave them to my husband.

Q. Why did you put them by so long - A. I was almost afraid to tell my husband. I never saw the watch until about three weeks ago, when I saw it at Bow-street. I also lost three handkerchiefs and two pair of stockings.

DR. JOHN BRINE . About the beginning of November, my wife gave me some pawnbrokers' duplicates; I gave information at Bow-street immediately, and kept them. I went to Lawton's, a pawnbroker, and saw my watch, but did not take it from him - it was produced at Bow-street about three weeks ago. We could not find the prisoner before that.

THOMAS EDWARDS . I am an officer. I produce the duplicates. Dr. Brine gave me the duplicates of the watch and chain. I took the prisoner into custody at the prosecutor's house - she directed me to her lodgings, No. 9, Short's-gardens, and there I found duplicates of the handkerchiefs and stockings.

CHARLES HANSON . I am shopman to Mr. Lawton; I have a shawl, handkerchiefs, stockings, a watch, chain and seals, which were pledged with us, but I do not know who by. I gave the person the duplicates produced.

DR. JOHN BRINE re-examined. They are the duplicates I received from Mrs. Brine.

MRS. BRINE re-examined. The articles are all ours.

Prisoner's Defence. I told Mrs. Brine that distress drove me to it. She said, if I could redeem the watch Dr. Brine should not know it - I could not get the money. I know nothing of the other property. The duplicates were given to me by my daughter, before she went to America.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 57.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-102

1184. JOHN DALTON was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of George Beaten , about ten o'clock in the night of the 23d of August , at St. Botolph Without, Aldgate , with intent to steal, and

burglariously stealing therein, one watch, value 3 l.; two 10 l., two 5 l., and thirty 1 l. bank notes , his property.

GEORGE BEATEN . I keep the Golden Anchor, public-house , Butcher-row , Aldgate. On the 23d of August, at eight o'clock at night, I fastened the shutters up - at a quarter before ten I went up stairs, and found the door of my bed-room forced open with a marling-spike and a piece of iron - a chest, which had three locks to it, was broken open, and 64 l. in notes, and 20 l. in silver, taken out; the chest was emptied - my watch was also taken from the head of my bed. When I fastened the door of my room it was necessary to have a candle.

MARTHA BEATEN . I am wife of the last witness. I know the prisoner, but had not seen him in the house that night. I know the watch, also one of the notes, which Harrison produced to me at Lambeth-street, a week after the robbery. I know it to be one of them, by a small handwriting and a mark in red ink, which is on it, also by one of the corners being torn off. I always tear my notes in this way to know them, as I cannot write. We lost 50 l. in 1 l. notes.

THOMAS HARRISON . I am headborough of Smithfield. On the 27th of August I went to the prisoner's house, and found him on the bed, quite drunk. I searched him, and found five sixpences on him - I left him. On the 29th of August he was brought to the watch-house, I then found three 1 l. notes in his fob, and asked him how he got them? he said he received them from a publican. I asked him to bring the publican forward, he never did. He said the publican lived in Whitechapel.

JANE BATES . I am the wife of William Bates , and live opposite the prosecutor. On the 23d of August, the night of the robbery, I went over to get change for a sixpence - a man crossed, and sat on the step of the door; I asked him why he sat there? he made no answer - as I came out I put my hand on his shoulder. About ten minutes after, I heard of the robbery. I cannot swear positively to the prisoner, but to the best of my belief he is the man, he has every appearance of being the man; he was dressed as he is now. I went again after the robbery, and the person was gone.

ROSE THOMPSON . I live at No. 28, Sun-yard. I remember the robbery at Beaten's. One day, after the robbery, I saw the prisoner at his lodgings, looking out of the window. I heard him say, they had no business to let some people in to search for him - I do not know who he spoke to. He said,

"As to their saying they had lost 100 l., it was not 40 l., and that the old watch was not worth 2 s." He said there were plenty of pictures in the room, and if they did not believe he was the man, they had better give the bellman half a crown to cry it. He was in liquor at the time.

Prisoner. Q. Did I mention the prosecutor's name, or the house - A. No; I had heard of the robbery, and he mentioned about the officer's searching him.

GEORGE BEATEN re-examined. There were pictures in my room. The watch was an old one, and worth about 3 l.

ELIZABETH DOUBLE . I live at No. 28, Sun-yard, opposite the prisoner. I and Thompson were sitting together; I heard the prisoner say, it was not 100 l., it was only 40 l. and as for the old rascally watch, it was not worth 2 s. - that there were pictures all round the room, and if they did not believe he was the man, they might give the bellman half a crown to cry it. He was in liquor.

Prisoner. Q. Did I say what robbery it was - A. He said, it was William Beaten 's, at the Golden Anchor - I am certain of it. I had heard of the robbery before.

Prisoner's Defence. I came down, and said to the landlord,

"What did you let the people up for?" but I remember saying nothing more.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 26.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-103

1185. ELIZABETH DUNKEY , JOHN MAYO , and THOMAS SAUNDERS were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Murray , about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 17th of September , at St. Mary, Islington , (no person being therein), and stealing therein, one clock, value 10 s., and one blanket, value 6 s. , his property.

THOMAS MURRAY . I live in Upper Holloway , in the parish of St. Mary, Islington, and am a labourer . On the 17th of September I went out at half-past five o'clock in the morning, and came home at half-past seven in the evening; it was then darkish. As soon as a light was struck, I found the weights and pendulum of my clock on the bed; I missed the clock, also a blanket off my child's bed. I found a pane of glass broken in the window, large enough to admit the prisoner, Saunders - the shutter was open. About eight o'clock that evening. I found the clock and blanket at Highgate, before the justice.

JOSEPH CADBY . I am a constable. On the 17th of September, between five and six o'clock in the evening, I stopped the prisoners; Dunkey had the clock and blanket in her apron - she was rather before the others. I took them all into custody, and asked Dunkey what she had in her apron? Mayo said he bought them of a German; Saunders said that was the way they came by them.

THOMAS MURRAY re-examined. The clock and blanket are mine, and worth 14 s.

JOHN MILLS . I assisted in apprehending the prisoners.

SARAH MURRAY . I am the daughter of Thomas Murray . On the 17th of September, at half-past three o'clock, I went home to get my father some bread and cheese, every thing was safe then. Nobody was at home; I went away, leaving the house shut up. I did not return till my father did.

DUNKEY'S Defence. The things were in my apron.

SAUNDERS'S Defence. I was looking for work.

DUNKEY - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 20.

MAYO - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

SAUNDERS - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 16.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-104

1186. JOSEPH EMANUEL was indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Lunniss , in a certain field and open place near the King's highway, on the 26th of July , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 3 l.; one hat, value 20 s., and one shoe, value 2 s, , his property.

THOMAS LUNNISS . I am a milkman , and live in Little Carter-lane, Doctors' Commons. On the 26th of July I

went to West End fair , between six and seven o'clock. I was attacked by a gang of fifty or sixty, armed with bludgeons - they knocked me about very much, and cut me in a great many places in a most shameful manner - in fact I was nearly killed. They took my watch, my hat, and one shoe; my pockets and my fob were cut. I called for assistance, and was pulled into a booth - I can swear the prisoner is one who took an active part in the gang. I had seen him in the fair before; I took particular notice of him then, and saw him come up with the others when they attacked me. I could distinguish no one after they began the attack. I was all over blood. Some of them called out,

"Murder him!" The prisoner did not take my property, but he was one of the gang. I afterwards went to Bow-street, and saw him come up the steps (not in custody), and gave him in charge, as I recognized him.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Did you ever see him before that day - A. I think I have; he had a blue coat and drab trowsers.

Prisoner's Defence. He has taken a false oath.

SAMUEL RAPHAEL . I am a glass-cutter, and live in Great Russell-street, Bloomsbury - the prisoner is my apprentice. On the 26th of July he was at home all day at work; he was in my sight till eight o'clock at night; he shut up the shop at nine. On the Thursday after, I sent him to Sir Thomas Plomer 's with some things, and he was taken up.

COURT. Q. Where does he work - A. In the back shop.

ELIZA RAPHAEL . I live with my father. I remember the prisoner being taken up. On the Monday before that he was at home in the workshop till nine at night. My father went out about eight o'clock, the prisoner shut up at nine.

COURT. Q. Was he at home on the Saturday before - A. I cannot tell. I saw him shut up at nine o'clock.

Q. Was your mother at home - A. No; she went to the Surry Theatre with my sisters.

MARY MOORE . I am servant to Mr. Raphael. My mistress went to the Play on the Tuesday before the prisoner was taken. He was at work in the back shop - I saw him at home all the evening, and took him his tea at eight o'clock.

- GOODWIN. I am a plater, and live in Russell-street. I saw the prisoner at his master's about six o'clock on the Monday before he was taken. He came into the front shop, to shew his master something that he had made a hole in.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-105

1187. HENRY HANCOCK was indicted for feloniously assaulting Edmund Oakes , on the King's highway, on the 26th of July , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one hat, value 10 s. , his property.

LIEUT. EDMUND OAKES . On the 26th of July I was at West End fair between nine and ten o'clock; as I returned I was surrounded by a gang of about a hundred, who attacked me, took off my hat, and tried to rifle my pockets, but could not - I fought my way through them, and got clear; my brothers were with me - we took shelter in a booth, as they followed us. They came, and formed themselves round us in a half circle, and attacked us with sticks, I then saw the prisoner among them. This was ten minutes after I had lost my hat; I got from them. I saw the prisoner at Bow-street next day, and knew him.

MR. WALTER OAKES , I was at the fair. A gang of a hundred, or a hundred and fifty, took my brother away, and called out

"Murder him!" They followed us - I believe the prisoner to be one of those who formed round the booth after the hat was taken - I had not seen him before. I have no doubt of him.

JOHN DAVIS . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner and another lad at the fair, attempting to pick pockets - I afterwards saw the prisoner with a party of fifty.

CHARLES READ . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner, about half-past nine o'clock, with a gang of fifty.

Prisoner's Defence. I was taken in a booth.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-106

1188. WILLIAM LOWNDES was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of August , at Hayes , in the dwelling-house of John Jones , two writing-desks, value 30 s.; three inkstands, value 18 d; fifteen books, value 20 s.; one knife, value 1 s.; one strap, value 6 d.; one pocket-book, value 2 s.; 30 s. in monies numbered, and four 1 l. bank notes, his property; and one watch, value 20 s. , the goods of Walter Bevan .

WALTER BEVAN . I am in partnership with John Jones , who lives at Norwood-green, Middlesex ; the prisoner was his servant about a year ago, and had an opportunity of knowing his house. On Sunday the 1st of August, between eleven and one o'clock in the day, while the family were at church, two writing-desks and my watch were stolen from the library; one desk belonged to Miss Jones, and contained about 30 s. in silver - she is about nineteen years of age. The other desk was Mr. Jones's, and contained about four 1 l. notes, and some memorandum-books; he is an infirm gentleman, and I manage his affairs; I saw the property in the desks a few days before. The prisoner was the best servant we ever had. I discharged him for being intoxicated. The house is some distance from the road, and stands by itself.

JAMES SALTER . I am a watchman of St. Marylebone. On Wednesday night, the 4th of August, between eleven and twelve o'clock, I saw the prisoner in Davis-street, close to Baker-street - he passed me with two writing-desks in his hand. I followed him, and said,

"Halloo, friend, this is an unseasonable hour to be carrying things about." He made a full stop, and said,

"Yes watchman, but I could not get away sooner, all is right, the things are all my own." I said I must see into that. He said,

"Well, if you are so particular, come with me to No. 4, Baker-street, and there you will find all is right." I followed him till he passed No. 4, and got to No. 10, then put my hand on his shoulder and said,

"You have passed No. 4."

"No, I have not - I am a d - d long way from it; I am going to No. 4, Alfred-cottages, if you will go there you will find all right" - I am certain he at first said No. 4, Baker-street. I then said he must go to the watch-house. I had scarcely said the words before he let go the desks with one hand, which, being open, threw a quantity of papers

and books on the pavement, he said,

"Halloo, watchman, what have you done?" I told him if they belonged to him to pick them up - he laid the desks on the pavement and began to pick them up; I called to Burrows, who was on the other side, for assistance. The prisoner immediately ran off, leaving the desks on the pavement - all the papers were not picked up then. I sprang my rattle, called Stop thief! and followed him about thirty yards, then returned and took the things to the watch-house. Burrows pursued and brought the prisoner back.

JOHN BURROWS . I am sergeant of the watch. On the night of the 4th of August, Salter called me to him in Baker-street; I crossed to him, and saw the prisoner run on the other side of the street towards the Regency Park - the watchman called Stop thief! I ran after him, and overtook him in Hart-street, where he had either fallen down or was knocked down; he was on the ground. I had only lost sight of him in turning the corner, and am sure he is the man, I took him to the watch-house in North Baker-street, and called to Salter to know what charge he had against him; at that moment a man called out that he was cutting his throat. I turned, found he had cut his throat, and took a knife from him. I got his wound dressed, and took him to Middlesex hospital. He said, he was no thief, and I need not hold him, that he found the things under a hedge, as he was coming from Portsmouth.

WILLIAM SELLERS . I am assistant watch-house keeper. On the 4th of August, the prisoner was brought to the watch-house with two desks, which I produce. I took the papers out of the desk, and the prosecutor claimed them. When I saw the prisoner at the hospital, I asked him about the watch? He said it was pledged, and he would not tell me where, but if Bevan came he would tell him. He said he had either lost or destroyed the duplicate. I found it in pledge at Hall's.

GEORGE SMITH . I am servant to Mr. Hall, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in High-street, Marylebone. I produce a watch which was pledged with me on the 4th of August, between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, by a man - I cannot say whether it was the prisoner or not.

RICHARD JONES . I am nephew to Mr. Bevan, and was at the house on the 1st of August. We went to church at eleven o'clock; the desks were then safe on a shelf adjoining the library - the watch hung in the library. We came home a little before one o'clock; they were then gone. Two male and three female servants were left in the house.

Q. Did it appear how they got in - A. The window was open; there is an iron railing before the house, but the gates were not locked. I know the desks and books; one of the desks cost four guineas about a year and a half ago.

ROBERT PELWORTH . On the 4th of August, about half-past ten o'clock in the morning, I met the prisoner by Mr. Montague's house, in Portman-square. Knowing him, I asked him if he was out of a situation? He said he was, and that he had been at Portsmouth a fortnight. I asked him what time it was? He pulled out a watch and said it was half-past ten o'clock. I said,

"You have broken the glass." He said he had, for he had had rather too much the night before or the night before that - I left him. I was at the watch-house in the evening when he was brought in; I saw him afterwards, and asked him where the watch was? He said it was in pledge at Hall's, but he did not know in what name, and desired me to call and tell Mr. Bevan. He said he found the property in a hedge-bottom as he came from Portsmouth. The watch was cracked on the face like this.

RICHARD BASS . I keep the Royal Oak, public-house, Circus-street, New-road. The prisoner came to my house one afternoon with two desks tied up in a bundle - he offered them for sale to my son; I did not see them - he went to sleep in the room. I awoke him, and told him to take care of them. He said he came from Leicester, and had had a misfortune with one of them, as he was getting out of a boat, and stepping on a truss of hay he fell back into the boat, and broke the hinges. He left between ten and eleven o'clock with them, I afterwards heard that he had cut his throat that night. I will not swear to his being the man.

JAMES BASS. I remember a man like the prisoner coming and offering the desks for sale; I saw them - they were like those - I believe he is the man, but will not swear it.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to Portsmouth after a situation, returned and slept in a field about two miles from Hanwell; curiosity drove me to the hedge, and I there found these things.

MR. BEVAN re-examined. I did not hear of the prisoner's being in our neighbourhood; an old servant of ours was seen on our premises that day, and was taken into custody. Nothing was found on him, and I believe him to be perfectly innocent.

GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 38.

Recommended to Mercy .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-107

1189. ANN CARTER and SUSAN JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of August , 23 yards of linen, value 30 s., the goods of John Howell and John Bonnel , privately in his shop .

JOHN HOWELL . I am a linen-draper , and live in Shoreditch, and am in partnership with John Bonnel . On the 11th of August the prisoners came into the shop, and bought some print, which came to 1 s. - as they went out, I saw something in Jones's apron. I followed, brought her back, and took twenty-three yards of linen from her apron. While she was going out Carter kept talking to the shopman.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CARTER - NOT GUILTY .

JONES - GUILTY. Aged 17.

Of stealing, but not privately .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-108

1190. DANIEL MENDOZA was indicted for that he, on the 15th of September , upon Joseph Huke , feloniously, wilfully, and unlawfully did make an assault, and with a certain sharp instrument feloniously did strike, cut, and stab him upon the left side of his body, with intent to kill and murder him .

SECOND AND THIRD COUNTS, stating his intent to be to disable and do him some grievous bodily harm.

EVAN DAVIS . I am a sailor. On the 15th of September I saw the prisoner and Huke together in Stepney Church-yard ; the prisoner said to him,

"You are afraid to strike me." Huke said,

"Do you want to fight me in earnest? I know you, and you may be as good a man as your father for what I know." He put his hand against the prisoner's breast, gently, merely to push him off - the prisoner directly drew his right-hand from behind his coat, and struck him on his left side. As he drew his hand back I saw he had the blade of a knife. Before I could catch hold of him Huke cried out,

"You villain, you have rued me!" then ran at him, and both fell - as Huke fell, I saw blood come from his breast. The prisoner made three or four more stabs with the knife. I caught hold of Huke, and lifted him up - the prisoner got up, and asked me why I interfered? I said he must be a villian to use a weapon, and secured him with this knife in his hand - (looking at it) - he broke the point with the first blow. I could see the steel was fresh broken against something; I told him of it, and the prisoner said he knew the point broke at that time.

Cross-examined by Mr. ARABIN. Q. Whether they quarrelled before or not you cannot tell - A. No.

ROBERT CHRISTIAN . I am a headborough. The prisoner was given into my charge. I produce Huke's clothes - we cannot find him anywhere. - (The witness here produced Huke's shirt, which was exceeding bloody at the left breast.)

Prisoner's Defence. Huke and me were always playmates and friends. We were going to bathe that afternoon; we fell out about a pot of beer - he came and struck me twice. I had the knife in my hand, eating bread and cheese. He rushed upon me; whether I cut him or not I do not know, but I said,

"I'm afraid I have cut you" - he said

"You have!" and immediately drew a knife out upon me. One Devine took it from him, and fell on me. I called to them to take him off. It was accidentally done; he said so, and that he did not wish to hurt me.

EVAN DAVIS re-examined. I saw no stones thrown at the prisoner. I did not see Huke draw a knife on him. The prisoner said he was very sorry for it. I had not seen them two minutes before they began scuffling.

Q. Do you know Huke's Christian name - A. I heard it was Joseph, and the prisoner called him Joe.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-109

1191. PETER FAGEN was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Michael Walsh , about five o'clock in the afternoon of the 13th of September , at St. George in the East ( Mary Read , spinster, being therein), and stealing six buttons, value 6 s.; the sum of 21 l. in monies numbered: two 5 l. and seven 1 l. bank notes , his property.

MICHAEL WALSH . I keep the Rose and Crown, public-house , Parsons-street , St. George's in the East. On the 13th of September, a little before twelve o'clock, I went out, and left my maid-servant, Mary Read , in the house. The prisoner and two or three others were having beer in the tap-room. I returned about seven o'clock, and in consequence of what she said I went up to my bed-room, which I had left locked, and found it forced open - there were no marks of violence; it could not have been opened without some force. I went to my chest, and found it had been opened by a picklock-key, which was left in it. I missed two 5 l. and seven 1 l. bank notes, and 6 l. in silver; also six cornelian buttons, with gold shanks, and gold-mounted. There was a benefit society-box in my room, which had three locks to it, it was forced open. In consequence of suspicion, I and Stirling went after the prisoner, and apprehended him next morning, about nine o'clock, at a public-house in Essex-street, Whitechapel - the buttons were found on him, which I can swear to. I asked him what he had done with my money? he said, if I would go to Jack O'Donnel and George Green, they knew more of my money than he did. He used to come to my house some times.

MARY READ . I am servant to Mr. Walsh. He went out and left me in the house. The prisoner and another man were in the tap-room - O'Donnel and Green came in about a quarter of an hour after - I did not know them, but they were called by those names; the prisoner talked to them. I asked the prisoner what they were? he said one was O'Donnel, the fighting-man. The prisoner was sometimes in the skittle-ground and sometimes in the tap-room. I believe the prisoner left about half an hour after O'Donnel and Green did. When my master came home, he sent me up for a candle; I took the key, and found the bedroom door open. I had not been there while he was out.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not carry some beer into the skittle-ground for you - A. Yes.

JAMES STIRLING . I am an headborough. On the 14th of September, I apprehended the prisoner in Essex-street, Whitechapel, and found the buttons in his waistcoat-pocket, which the prosecutor claimed, and asked him what had become of the money? he said,

"Go to Jack O'Donnel and George Green, they know more of the money than I do."

Prisoner's Defence. I found the buttons between the tap-room and parlour doors.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 32.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Richardson.

Reference Number: t18190915-110

1192. EBENEZER BOWEN was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Joseph Davidson , about one o'clock in the afternoon, of the 2d of August , at St. James, Clerkenwell (he and others being therein), and stealing five gowns, value 5 l.; two yards of cotton, value 7 s.; six rings, value 3 l.; one pin, value 7 s.; one brooch, value 7 s.; one locket, value 15 s.; one corkscrew, value 5 s.; two pen-knives, value 2 s.; eleven spoons, value 3 l.; one pair of sugar-tongs, value 12 s.; one shawl, value 7 s.; one handkerchief, value 7 s.; three pair of buckles, value 7 s.; one tooth-pick, value 1 s.; eight yards of lace, value 25 s.; two cruet-tops, value 5 s., one two-guinea piece and one piece of gold coin of this Realm, value 5 s 3 d. , the property of John Grice .

MARY GRICE . I am the wife of John Grice . On the 2d of August we were moving from a public-house to Joseph Davidson 's, Merlin's-place, Spafields , in the parish of St. James, Clerkenwell; the prisoner assisted in moving

our goods. The last time he went to Merlin's-place for us was at twelve o'clock in the morning - I accompanied him. I left two chests of drawers in the room; the articles stated in the indictment were then safe in the drawers. I locked the door, put the key in my pocket, and walked away with him. I returned between four and five o'clock and found the door locked - I unlocked it, and found a quantity of straw there, also a bundle - I had brought no straw. I went to my drawers, and missed all the articles stated in the indictment, and a two-guinea piece. The prisoner lodged at the house we moved from. He came home between eleven and twelve o'clock that night, and was secured.

Cross-examined by. MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. You searched his place - A. Yes, but found nothing. I found my drawers unlocked.

ELIZABETH DAVIDSON . I am the wife of Joseph Davidson ; we keep the house. About two o'clock the prisoner came with a bag on his shoulder, which appeared full. He said it was a very warm day, and walked up stairs - I heard him unlock the prosecutor's apartment. I said nothing to him as he had been before. I went up stairs afterwards, and saw him coming out of the room; he saw me, and stepped back as if to make way for me. I saw him come out and lock the door after him - he carried the bag out. I am certain nobody but him had been in the room.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you not tell the Justice that you did not see him, but only heard his voice - A. No. My husband was in the house at the time, also one of our lodgers.

Prisoner. I leave my case to my Counsel.

GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 24.

Recommended to mercy .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-111

1193. RICHARD GRIFFITHS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of September , at St. Andrew, Holborn , one coat, value 3 l., the property of Philip Mark , in his dwelling-house .

PHILIP MARK . I live in High Holborn , in the parish of St. Andrew. On the 1st of September, this coat, which cost me 50 s., hung in my shop. I was at dinner in the parlour, and saw the prisoner go out of the door with it. I followed, and secured him about ten yards from the door with it under his jacket. It has my name in the sleeve. He was sober.

Prisoner's Defence. I was insensible.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 44.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Best.

Reference Number: t18190915-112

1194. JOHN HILL was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of July , one carcase of a sheep, value 1 l. 8 s. , the property of Thomas Murden .

WILLIAM JACKSON . I know Thomas Murden ; he is a butcher , and lives at Stoke Newington. On the 31st of July, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, I was in Paternoster-row - Weyman gave me information; I pursued and saw the prisoner in the Blue-coat school with the carcase of the sheep on his shoulder - he threw it down, and was secured in Little Brittain.

HENRY WEYMAN . I live in Whitecross-street. I saw the prisoner take the pins out of Murden's cart, and then take the carcase of a sheep out; I told Jackson. We pursued. He saw us, dropped it, and was secured.

JOHN BOWMAKER . I work in the market. I put the sheep in Murden's cart - the prisoner was afterward secured with it. I knew it to be the same.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Whipped and Discharged.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-113

1195. JOHN GWYN was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of July , one pair of stockings, value 18 d.; two handkerchiefs, value 2 s. 6 d., and one pair of breeches, value 6 s. , the goods of James Pinkett .

JAMES PINKETT . I live at the Red Cow, in Cow-lane ; the prisoner slept in the same room with me. On the 20th of July, about eight o'clock in the morning I went out, leaving him in bed, returned next day and missed these things - he absconded. I saw nothing of him until the 12th of August, I then met him in Skinner-street, and asked him how he came to rob me? he said he was sorry for it. I found my breeches on him.

Prisoner. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Whipped and Discharged.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-114

1196. WILLIAM TEMPLE was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of August , one handkerchief, value 4 s. , the goods of Hemming Hewett .

HEMMING HEWETT. I am clerk to a merchant , and live in George-street, Minories. On the 12th of August, between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, I was on Ludgate-hill ; Mr. Nalder came and asked me if I had lost my handkerchief - I missed it; the prisoner was pointed out, and I secured him - my handkerchief was not found. He denied the charge.

Mr. FRANCIS NALDER . I live with my father, who is a glover. On the 12th of August I was in St. Paul's Church-yard, and observed the prisoner with two others; they attempted the pockets of several people. I followed them to Ludgate-hill, then saw the prisoner put his hand into the prosecutor's pocket, and take a handkerchief out; he gave it to his companions. He then went down Dolphin-court; I lost him, but caught sight of him again opposite the Old Bailey, and secured him.

Prisoner's Defence. I ran over on the left hand side of the street.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-115

1197. JAMES WHITE was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of August , one umbrella, value 26 s. , the goods of John Fensom .

JOHN FENSOM . I am a carrier to Homerton ; my cart was in Bishopsgate-street on the 15th of July. The prisoner came and got the umbrella from the cart, pretending he had brought it. I apprehended the prisoner on the 12th of August. Mr . Eagan's apprentice had delivered me an umbrella. The prisoner came and asked for it, and

my boy gave it to him, He said he came from Mr. Eagan it.

FREDERICK EAST. I delivered the umbrella to the prisoner; he said he was sent for it. I do not know that the apprentice did not send him for it.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-116

1198. MOSES AKRES and EDWARD GREGORY were indicted for stealing, on the 30th of July , one boat, value 3 l., and one pair of sculls, value 6 s. , the property of Jeremiah Cow .

The prosecutor did not appear

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-117

1199. JOHN STARKEY was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July , 3 s.; one 20 l.; one 10 l.; one 5 l., and two 1 l. notes , the property of Thomas Sage .

THOMAS SAGE . I am a publican , and live in Little Brittain. On the 12th of July I gave the prisoner these notes to take to Mr. Alderman Smith's to pay a bill, about eleven o'clock - he was my servant; he did not return, and was apprehended next day. He had only lived nine days with me.

STEPHEN CUSHMAN . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner in Bethnal-green-road, and asked him where the money was? He said one Aldridge took it out of his pocket in the Old Bailey.

Prisoner's Defence. I lost the money.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant

Reference Number: t18190915-118

1200. MICHAEL HAYDON was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of May , 218 turkois, value 70 l., and one ruby, value 30 l., the property of George Hebden , from his person .

GEORGE HEBDEN . I live at Leeds in Yorkshire. On the 30th of May I dined at the Dog tavern, Holywell-street, Strand, with a friend; I then had this property in a paper in my breeches pocket - I left between eleven and twelve o'clock with my friend - I was quite sober. We went through Maiden-lane, and into Munday's coffee-house. I got to my house in Bedford-street about twelve o'clock, and then missed them - I do not know how or when they were taken. My friend had retired into a passage a short time, and I stood in the street the while. I found my rubies gone, and my gloves put in my pocket in their stead.

Cross-examined by MR. BROADRICK. Q. When did you last observe them safe - A. At the Dog tavern - I might have put my gloves into my pocket myself; some women came near me in the street, but I did not speak to them - I never saw the prisoner.

PETER DELONY . I am a jeweller, and live at No. 68, New Bond-street. About the 26th of May, the prisoner was recommended to me as a person who could purchase stones for me; he shewed me all he had, and I particularly noticed the ruby, and two large turkois. On the Monday following he called and said he had lost them; I advised him to advertise them. On the 12th of June the prisoner brought me twelve, which I purchased for 3 s. each - he was a stranger to me. In a few days he brought me nine more, not so good as the former, and I gave him 2 s. 6 d. each for them. Some time after he brought me twenty more, which being inferior I did not buy. About a fortnight after that he brought me the two large turkois which the prosecutor had shown me - I did not know them again. I said one was pretty good, but the other was not good. He asked 20 l. for one, and 10 l. for the other. I offered him 10 l. for the fine one, and would not but the other - he agreed, and I bought it of him for 10 l. Immediately after that he said,

"I have something that will suit you better than these." I said why not show all you had at once? - he produced the ruby. The moment I had it in my hand, it struck me that it was Mr. Hebden's. It was a little before nine o'clock in the morning; I was alone, and considering he was a stout man, I was afraid to stop him, but kept examining the ruby to divert his attention till my clerk came. He found I was a long time, and said,

"If you do not wish to purchase it to day I will call again;" and to induce him to call again, I said I would give him 15 l. for it, and 3 l. for the bad turkois; the ruby was worth 20 l. - I returned them to him, and he went away. I called my boy up to follow him, and saw him go towards Hannover-square. I went out of town directly after, and left directions with my clerk to stop him if he came.

Cross-examined. Q. There are a great number of turkois in the market - A. Yes; many persons come to sell them; he appeared to know the value of them. Turkois are very much alike; it is almost impossible to distinguish them.

JOHN QUARTLEY . I am clerk to Mr. Delony; I was present when the prisoner sold the turkois for 3 s. each - he afterwards sold twelve at 2 s. 6 d. each, and about a fortnight after, he brought another parcel, which Mr. Delony declined purchasing. About the beginning of August he brought two large turkois, and asked 40 l. for them; Mr. Delony declined buying them; I received orders from Mr. Delony to stop him. About three days after Mr. Delony went out of town, he came again with the bad turkois and the ruby, and said Mr. Deloney offered 15 l. and 3 l. for them. Perceiving that they were the things belonging to Mr. Hebden, I kept him in conversation till the porter came in; I sent for an officer, and had him secured. I asked him how he came by them? He said he bought them of a foreigner. I told him they belonged to a gentleman, who had lost them. I afterwards went with the landlord of the Dog and Duck, to Coldbath-fields to see if he knew him; he said he had often seen him about Covent-garden, but nothing further. I asked the prisoner who he bought them of? He said he was a foreigner of the name of Laprell, but he did not know where he lived.

SAMUEL PLANK . I am an officer. The prisoner was brought to Marlborough-street Office. He said he was a general dealer, that he bought and sold any thing, and that he bought this property of a foreigner, whom he did not know. I asked him where he himself lived; he

said in Chandler-street, Grosvenor-square; he said he could not tell the number, but the housekeeper's name was Delany, and it was a private house nearly opposite the chapel; I went and inquired at every house, but could find no such name. I returned and told him so; he said I had mistaken the name of the street. I asked him what street he meant; he mentioned several, but could give no direct account - at last he wrote down Chandos-street, but what Chandos-street he could not tell. I proposed to go with him, but he refused, saying, he was a respectable man, and did not choose to be disgraced in the neighbourhood. I made inquiry, and went to No. 5, Cooper-street, Westminster, and found a book in the kitchen. On my fetching him from the House of Correction, I asked him if he lived there? he said he never did. I shewed him the book; he said it was his, and contained an entry of the ages of his children; he then said he did lodge there, and asked if I had taken his wife. It was a small poor house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I did not tell my address, as I wished not to expose myself.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant,

Reference Number: t18190915-119

1201. SAMUEL SHEARMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of July , 160 lbs. of lead. value 30 s., the property of His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent , and fixed to a certain building of his ; and GEORGE TAYLOR was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, knowing it to have been stolen .

THOMAS MARNHAM . I am a poulterer, and live at Acton, on the Uxbridge-road, two miles from Castlebar. On the 9th of July, about five o'clock in the morning, I was coming towards town, and saw the prisoner behind me with an ass and a pair of panniers heavily laden; I knew him by sight before - he lived at Hanwell, about a mile from the Duke of Kent's; I suspected he had got lead - he passed me. I was determined to follow him and see where he went to. He went to a cottage in St. George's-row, kept by Taylor, who is a bell-hanger - he stood at the door. A man came out, whom I believe to be Taylor, or his man Parkins. The hampers were covered over with grass to hide the lead; I went away, leaving him with the ass at the house, and fetched Woodbury. We went there, and the first thing I saw was the grass which covered the hampers lying by the side of the lead, which was doubled up to go into the hampers. There was some wet dirt on the lead, and some in a pint pot, also a sack with Mr. Johnson's name on it. Woodbury put the lead in the sack, and took it away in a cart - it appeared to be just shot out of the the scales. There were some large weights in the scales like what the lead would be weighed with; we immediately went towards town with the lead in a cart. When we got through the turnpike into Oxford-street, we met both the prisoners together with the same ass and panniers, returning towards the house. I saw some wet dirt on the panniers like that on the lead. We took them both to the public-house. I left them both with the officer.

Cross-examined by MR. WALFORD. Q. How far does Woodbury live from Taylor - A. About half a mile.

WILLIAM WOODBURY . I am an officer. On the 9th of August, about a quarter past six o'clock, Marnham applied to me. We went to Taylor's; I pushed the door open, and the first thing I saw, was grass on the carpet, and a little mould. I then went to a shed which was open, and found a quantity of lead flatting lying by the side of the prisoner's scales with large weights in them; there was a little mould on the corner of the lead, and a little grass strewed about the yard - Parkin's was at work there. I took the lead away, and on our return we met the prisoners together just by Park-lane, returning towards Taylor's house. I took them into custody, and asked Taylor how he came by that lead? He said it was left by or for Mr. Bradshaw, of Bayswater. As I was taking him to the office in a coach, I asked him what he came to town with Shearman for? He said it was to get change for a note to pay Shearman 7 s. 6 d. for some old iron in the yard - it appeared to have been there a long time; it had been rained on and could not have been brought there that morning. I asked him what occasioned him to come to town when I found 25 s. on Shearman? he made no answer, but Shearman said he wanted the silver to buy fish with. As I sat in the coach I said to Taylor,

"Why have you got no stocking on? you got up in a great hurry." He made no answer.

Q. Did Taylor say if he was at home when the lead was brought - A. He said he came from his house with Shearman. After they had been a week in custody they were discharged, no owner being found. On the 22d of July I received information, and took the lead to the Duke of Kent's, and saw it fitted to the roof of his lodge; it tallied exactly in every place, and made up the exact quantity; it fitted the nail holes exactly, and weighed 160 lbs.

Q. What height is the roof from the ground - A. About eight feet.

Cross-examined. Q. Was the iron near the scales - A. No, the lead was near them.

WILLIAM LEES . I am a patrol of Bow-street, and was with Woodbury when he took the prisoners. I asked Taylor why he came to town so early? He said to buy tea and sugar - I understood him to say he had none about him. He had passed all the grocers' shops. Shearman denied having had any dealings with Taylor.

FRANCIS LAWFORD . I am clerk of the works to the Duke of Kent. I saw the lead fitted to his roof, and am certain it is the same. I had seen it safe about five weeks before.

WILLIAM HEATH . I have the care of Castlebar house. About the time of the robbery the prisoner, Shearman, worked within thirty yards of the lodge.

HENRY BRADSHAW . I am a plumber, and live in Craven-place, Bayswater. I sent Taylor no lead that day. I sent him some to weigh some time before.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know him - A. Yes. He was in the habit of going without his stockings.

SHEARMAN'S Defence. I sold him old iron.

TAYLOR'S Defence. The lead was left the day before in a cart.

SHEARMAN - GUILTY . Aged 31.

TAYLOR - GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-120

1202. TIMOTHY LEARY was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of the Rev. Thomas Stephens , about eight o'clock in the forenoon of the 29th of August , at St. Marylebone (Elizabeth Mossman being therein), and stealing nine spoons, value 4 l., his property; three coats, value 3 l.; six waistcoats, value 2 l.; four pair of breeches, value 2 l.; one pair of gaiters, value 6 s., the property of Samuel Maynard ; and one coat, value 20 s. , the goods of William Parsley .

SAMUEL MAYNARD . I am butler to the Rev. Thomas Stephens , who rents a house in the parish of Saint Marylebone. On the 29th of August, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, I had locked my own pantry, which is an inner room in the lower part of the house, and went out - Elizabeth Mossman was in the house. I came home a little after nine o'clock, found my pantry-door open, and the property stated in the indictment gone. They must have come down the area-steps and entered the house. I do not know whether the outer door was shut. One of the coats belonged to William Parsley , the other clothes were mine.

WILLIAM PARSLEY . On the 29th of August I had been out for a walk. I returned about half-past eight o'clock, and saw a lad sitting on Mr. Stephens's step, looking up and down the place; he was about fourteen years old. When I got past him, I saw two men came out of the area, with a bundle under each arm. I followed them into Marylebone-lane, there being nobody present to assist me. When I was within ten yards of the prisoner, I called Stop thief! and he dropped the bundle of clothes before him, ran about three yards, and was stopped by a coachman. I gave him in charge, and am sure he is the man who came out of the area. The property was picked up, and given to the officer. The other man was about twenty yards before the prisoner - he dropped his bundle, and escaped. I lost sight of the prisoner for two minutes as he ran down a court - I ran round, and caught sight of him again with the bundle, and did not lose sight of him after he dropped it. I saw him come out of the area.

WILLIAM SELLERS . I am a constable. I produce the clothes - the tea-spoons were not recovered.

WILLIAM MAYNARD re-examined. They are mine.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in the Cross Keys, public-house, in Marylebone-lane, heard the cry, ran out, and was collared myself.

ELEANOR CURTIS . I am a single woman, and was servant to a gentleman in Poland-street. Last Sunday three weeks, about seven o'clock in the morning, I happened to go into the Cross Keys, at the corner of Marylebone-lane, the prisoner was there. About half-past eight o'clock I heard a cry, and the prisoner ran out on hearing it - I remained there. I did not know him before.

COURT. Q. If you were not acquainted, how did they find you out - A. His friends inquired after me, as they heard I was there. The people I was in company with knew his mother.

Q. Who else was there - A. A friend of mine, who is a travelling man, took me in to give me some rum and milk. I have lived with Mr. Brown, at the corner of Poland-street, Oxford-street, nine years and a half. I have been out of employ for three weeks.

Q. What is the name of the travelling man - A. I do not know.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 17.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-121

1203. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of August , one shirt, value 4 s.; one pair of breeches, value 5 s.; two handkerchiefs, value 4 s.; one waistcoat, value 2 s., and one 1 l. bank note , the property of James Hall .

JAMES HALL . I am carter to Mr. Bird, of Kensington ; the prisoner lodged in the same room with me at the Civic Cap, public-house . On the 15th of August I got up about seven o'clock in the morning, left the prisoner in bed, and returned about nine o'clock to clean myself for church. I missed my clothes - my box was broken open. On the 30th of August I met him in Vauxhall-road with my clothes on - he offered to pay me at so much per week. I gave him charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-122

1204. CHARLES WELCH was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of August , one watch, value 23 s. , the goods of Joseph William Smith .

ANN SMITH . I am the wife of Joseph William Smith . On the 9th of August, about eight o'clock in the morning, I found the prisoner in my front room, with the watch in his hand. I asked him for it, he resisted, and would not give it to me. I laid hold of him; he pulled me out of the street-door, and knocked me down. I got up, and pursued, calling Stop thief! he was stopped a quarter of a mile off with it in his hand. I never lost sight of him.

JOHN NEEKS . I heard the alarm, and stopped the prisoner, who was running. He said,

"Don't stop me, it is not me." I found the watch in his hand.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-123

1205. WILLIAM SIMCOE was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of August , one cruet-stand, value 5 s. , the goods of John Leveson Parsley .

JOHN LEVESON PARSLEY . I live on Keemer's-terrace, Chelsea . On the 9th of August, about nine o'clock in the morning, the cruet-stand was taken from my parlour - the prisoner was brought back with it.

ESTHER PARKS . I am servant to Mr. Wigley, of Raleigh-place. I saw the prisoner get in at the prosecutor's window, and come out with the cruet-stand in his hand. I called Stop thief!. A gentleman rode after him, and stopped him.

JAMES FREATH . I saw the prisoner in custody. The people said he threw the stand over my garden-wall. I found it there.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I ran after the thief, and the gentleman took me.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-124

1206. HENRY ANDERSON and JOHN LINDON were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of July , one watch, value 5 l.; and one seal, value 2 l., the property of Thomas Phillips , from his person .

THOMAS PHILLIPS . On the 11th of July, between six and seven o'clock in the evening, I was in the Commercial-road ; a gang of persons surrounded me. I was alarmed, and immediately as I got from them I missed my watch.

CHARLES COX . I lodge in the Commercial-road, On the 11th of July, about seven o'clock in the evening, I heard a noise, looked out of window, and saw the prosecutor surrounded by fifty or sixty men and women. As he came nearer, I observed both his pockets turned out. I saw him take his watch from his fob, and put it in his coat-pocket. At that time, a girl who was with them, struck him on the back of his head - Anderson took the watch from the prosecutor's coat-pocket, and put it in his bosom, turned round, and ran away. I ran down, called Stop thief! pursued him, and overtook him at the top of the street - I began to search for the watch; a little boy picked it up, and gave it to me. I know nothing of Lindon.

WILLIAM LEVET . I was in the Commercial-road, and saw a gang of bad characters pursuing the prosecutor. I followed them to Cuthew-street, and saw the crowd increased greatly. I and a gentleman attacked them, and among them I recognized the prisoner and Lindon. On the Sunday evening following I met him and gave him in charge.

ROBERT CHRISTIAN . I live in the Commercial-road, heard the alarm, and saw Cox secure Anderson, who was running.

ANDERSON - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

LINDON - NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-125

1207. ABEL SPENCER was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of August , two live tame fowls, price 5 s. , the property of Thomas Edge .

THOMAS EDGE . I live at Paddington . On the 4th of August, in the morning, I missed two fowls; I told a man, he pointed the prisoner out, and I secured him with two fowls in his bundle.

WILLIAM SMITH . My master missed two fowls. I went to the Green Man, and saw Samuel Russell give the prisoner a bundle - my master secured him. Russell has absconded.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-126

1208. JAMES RITCHIE was indicted for stealing, on 28th of August , one coat, value 20 s. , the property of Henry Rowed .

HENRY ROWED . On the 28th of August, about half-past one o'clock, I was in Eliza-street , the coat was in my chaise. I went into a friend's house, came out, and a boy gave me information; I ran after the prisoner, and saw him throw the coat away. A man stopped him.

JOSEPH ARMITAGE . I was walking in Millbank-road, heard the cry of Stop thief! turned round, and stopped the prisoner, who was running.

WILLIAM PEARCE . I saw the prisoner and another boy with a birdcage; the prosecutor called stop thief! and the prisoner dropped the coat.

Prisoner's Defence. A boy asked me to carry it for him - the gentleman came, and he told me to throw it down.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-127

1209. WOOLF LEVY was indicted for feloniously putting off forty pieces of counterfeit milled money, counterfeited to the likeness of good and lawful shillings, at and for a lower rate than the same did by their denomination import and were counterfeited for (i.e.) for 14 s., against the statute.

JOHN MASTERS . I am a bookbinder. I was at the Two Brewers, public-house, the prisoner was buying old clothes, and I sold him a coat; he called me into the yard, shewed me an old coat, and asked if I wanted any of these things, and said the very best were only seven shillings a score; I said I would meet him again, and went and informed Armstrong of it; he gave me three half-crowns, a sixpence, and six shillings, which he marked. I went to the Two Brewers, in Soho, by appointment, and after sitting an hour the prisoner came in, and asked if I was ready for him. I had ordered two score. I said I was, and gave him the 14 s., which he put in his right-hand pocket. He went out, I followed him, he gave me from his left hand into my right hand, a parcel containing counterfeit shillings. I kept talking to him - the officers came from the opposite public-house, and took us both. The bad money was taken from me.

Cross-examined by Mr. ARABIN. Q. Was you ever here before - A. Once, against a person for selling bad money. I live in White-street, Bethnal-green.

JOHN ARMSTRONG . I am an officer. Masters applied to me, I took him to the magistrate, who ordered me to attend to it. I gave him directions to meet me at the Horns, at Shoreditch, which he did, and we proceeded, with my son and Gleed, to the Two Brewers; he went on, and we went to the White Swan, nearly opposite, waited there, and went out in about an hour - I saw my son take the prisoner, I took Masters, and found a paper containing forty counterfeit shillings; he said he had them from the prisoner - the prisoner said nothing.

JOSHUA ARMSRONG . I searched Masters all over - he had nothing about him. I gave him three half-crowns, six shillings, and a sixpence, which I marked; we got into a coach, and went to the White Swan. I saw the prisoner and Masters walking from the Two Brewers, I saw something go from the prisoner to Masters, which he put into his pocket. We went out, took the prisoner, and found all the marked money in his pocket. He said he brought it from home that morning.

MR. CALEB EDWARD POWELL . I am assistant to the solicitors of the Mint; the shillings are all counterfeit, off the same die, and have never been in circulation.

Prisoner's Defence. He gave me this money to get a parcel for him.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-128

1210. ABIGAIL CALLIGAN was indicted for putting off two counterfeit shillings to Cecilia Willis , at and for a lower rate than the same by their denomination did import and were counterfeited for .

CECILIA WILLIS . I live in Charles-court, in the Strand. On the 9th of August I went, by the direction of Furzeman, to the Sugar Loaf, King-street, Seven Dials , where I was informed bad money was passing; a woman introduced me to the prisoner there - I asked her if she had any thing in the counterfeit line? she said she had, and asked how many I wanted. I said I would take two - she said that would be a shilling. She gave me two, I paid her, and took them to the officer. She told me when I wanted more to come to No. 15, King-street, and whatever I wanted she would give me.

JEREMIAH MAIDMENT . I am a patrol of Bow-street. On the 9th of August Willis brought me two counterfeit shillings. I apprehended the prisoner at No. 15, King-street, in a front garret, on the 17th of August.

SAMUEL FURZEMAN . I was with Maidment. He has spoken correctly.

MR. CALEB EDWARD POWEL . The shillings are both counterfeit, off the same die, and have never been in circulation.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-129

1211. GEORGE FIELD was indicted for a fraud .

WILLIAM CRAWLEY I am an appraiser, and live in Haberdasher-square, Cripplegate. On the 21st of June I met with the prisoner at the Queen's Head, Whitecross-street; I had heard that he was an attorney. I am agent to Mr. John Jones , a fishmonger, in the Borough. I stated to the prisoner that I had a commission in hand for Mr. Jones, who had an assignment of some property that had been removed from a fire, and that part of the property had got into the hands of William Hobcraft , Charlotte Mills , and Thomas Brown , and asked him the best way to recover it? He said by an action at law against them. I asked him if he was an attorney, he said he was, and that he was on the Rolls. I advanced him 1 l. 1 s., to carry on proceedings. I afterwards advanced him 14 s. on account of John Jones - he did nothing to carry on the suit. I searched the offices, but could not learn that any proceedings had commenced. He afterwards admitted that he was not an attorney.

WILLIAM DANIEL KISS , ESQ. I am an attorney. I I have examined the Rolls of both Courts to see if the prisoner is an attorney; I can only find one George Field , he is here.

Prisoner. Q. Did you search the year 1815 - A. Yes.

GEOEGE FIELD, ESQ. I am an attorney of all the Courts. I was admitted in the year 1799; I know no other of my name. I never permitted the prisoner to use my name.

JOHN EVERETT . I am constable of Cripplegate. I have known the prisoner about five months, by seeing him at the Queen's Head. I have repeatedly heard him say he was an attorney, and kept three clerks. I never heard where his office was.

Prisoner's Defence. About the middle of last Term the prosecutor applied to me to commence this action. I advised an action of trover to be brought. I moved the Court, and charged him 35 s. Brown agreed to give up the property. The prosecutor wished me to proceed with the action against Hobcraft. At the return of the writ I filed the declaration, and served the defendant with notice and rule to plead; I attended at the office in proper time, and found no plea was put in. Crawley said he should be better satisfied if he went to the office himself; I suppose this to be the office he says he searched. He refused to advance more money, and never paid me for filing the declaration. I refused to proceed, and he had me apprehended. I do not consider that my case is connected with a Criminal Court.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Publicly Whipped , and Discharged.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-130

1212. RICHARD BENT was indicted for a fraud .

JOHN SIMKINS. I am clerk to William Dickinson , who is a Manchester warehouseman, and lives in Ironmonger-lane - Mr. Hatblock is a customer of ours. On the 14th of July, in consequence of what Summerling told me, I got an officer, and followed Hughes, who had got a piece of muslin from our shop. I saw the prisoner beckon to him in Cheapside. He followed the prisoner down Queen-street, and delivered the muslin to him - we secured him.

WILLIAM HOLDERN SUMMERLING . I am servant to Mr. Dickinson. Hughes came into the shop, and asked for a piece of muslin for Mr. Hatblock; I delivered it to him. I suspected him, and informed Simpkins. The prisoner was brought to the warehouse in about five minutes, and said he was sent by one White, who was to meet him at the Dog-row.

RICHARD HUGHES. I am fourteen years old, and live in East Smithfield, my father works in the London Docks. On the 14th of July I was going to my sister's when I was in Ironmonger-lane the prisoner touched me on the shoulder, and asked me if I would go an errand for him? I never saw him before. He pointed out Mr. Dickinson's and told me to go and ask for a piece of muslin for Mr. Hatblock, and he would meet me at the corner of Queen-street. I went, and at last they gave it to me. I told them who I came from, then went out, and the prisoner beckoned me over to Queen-street, I delivered it to him. He asked me if I would have a little beer? I refused, and the officer took him

WILLIAM HATBLOCK . I am a carrier, and live in Shoreditch. The prisoner is quite a stranger to me. I never sent him for any muslin. I deal with Mr. Dickinson.

WILLIAM WOCESTER . I am a constable. I followed Hughes, and saw him deliver the muslin to the prisoner, and secured him. I asked him if Hatblock sent him? he

said John Brown sent him, and he believed Brown worked for Hatblock.

Prisoner's Defence. Brown sent me for it. He said he worked for Hatblock, but wanted to go a little way for himself. He told me not to go in myself, but to send a boy.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Whipped and Discharged.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-131

1213. ISAAC THOMAS was indicted for unlawfully escaping from the custody of the Warden of the Fleet Prison, in whose charge he was in the said prison for debt .

The defendant pleaded

GUILTY.

Confined Fourteen Days in Newgate .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-132

1214. JOHN CHARLES SMITH was indicted for a fraud .

AMELIA KEYMER . I am shopwoman to my uncle, John Henry Keymer , who is a ribbon and trimming manufacturer, and lives in Noble-street. On the 9th of July the prisoner came and asked for a dozen of twelve-penny velvet, and one dozen of eight-penny - I delivered it to him, and asked who they were for? he said for Mr. Boyle, who is a customer of ours, and lives in Friday-street - they came to 28 s. I gave him a piece of paper, and asked him to write the gentleman's name; he wrote

"Messrs. Boyle and Co." I said Mr. Keymer would send the bill up - he said

"Very well," and left. In about twenty minutes he came again, found fault with them, and said they were not liked where he had been, and would not leave them, but asked to see more - I found I had no more, and said, when Mr. Keymer came in he would change them. He went away, and would not leave them.

JOHN HENRY KEYMER . I am uncle to the last witness. When I came home I took the bill to Messrs. Boyle and Co.'s, and there got information.

CHARLES SPURDEN . I am in partnership with Messrs. Boyle, Fisher, and Walford, who are haberdashers, and live in Friday-street, we deal with Mr. Keymer. The prisoner is a perfect stranger to us, was unauthorized to get articles, and never delivered them to us. He was brought to our house afterwards from Keymer's. He had rolls under his arm, which appeared like goods, but upon opening them they contained waste paper.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to ask for employ; a gentleman sent me for these things, and told me to say they were for Messrs. Boyle and Co., as he did not like to go himself. He sent me to several places - he promised to get me a situation.

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-133

1215. ROBERT FOWLER was indicted for a fraud .

EDWARD THOMAS . I am churchwarden of St. Olave, Silver-street. The prisoner had received relief as a pauper from our parish. On Monday, the 16th of August, in the evening, he came to me, and said he had been to Woolwich, and obtained employment as a rigger at the dock-yard, at 1 l. a week, and requested I would advance him 10 s. or 12 s., that he might not draw upon his employers before Saturday night - I gave him 10 s. on the parish account. He called again on Thursday evening, and was apprehended on the Saturday following.

THOMAS TAYLOR . I am foreman of the riggers at Woolwich. The prisoner was not employed there. We give the riggers 16 s. 6 d. a week.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Transported for Seven years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-134

1216. FRANCES HANES was indicted for a misdemeanour .

ANN COLEMAN . I had a booth at Bartholomew fair . The prisoner came, and bought a two-penny toy, and offered me a shilling - I was busy, and did not take it up. Mrs. Gimber said to the prisoner," You know this is a bad one;" she denied it, and we gave her in charge.

SOPHIA GIMBER . On the 4th of September I was talking to Mrs. Coleman, the prisoner bought a toy, and put down a counterfeit shilling - I told her it was a bad one. A man who was with her said," Ring it" - I said it would not ring. She demanded the shilling, and threatened to send for her husband; I said I should keep it, detained her, and sent for Buxton, who took her. I gave it to him.

WILLIAM BUXTON . I am a constable. I took the prisoner at the fair. Gimber gave me the shilling. I took her to Giltspur-street. In going along, she made several attempts at her waist, and succeeded in throwing something away which sounded like money. I searched her, and found nothing but a good crown and a half-crown on her. I got a woman to search her further, who produced to me seven shillings, a half-crown, and two sixpences, all bad.

JANE GARNETT . I am nurse at the infirmary in the Compter. I searched the prisoner, and found seven shillings, a half-crown, and two sixpences in the top of her stocking, in paper; she took them out herself.

MR. CALEB EDWARD POWELL . I am assistant to the Solicitor of the Mint. The money is all counterfeit. The seven shillings are off the same die as that uttered.

Prisoner's Defence. I was intoxicated. I changed a note at the fair, and put the change in my stockings for fear of losing it.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Confined One Year , and find Sureties for Two Years more .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-135

1217. SAMUEL BRYANT was indicted for a like offence .

JOHN MALEY . I am servant to Mr. Watts, who is a tailor, and lives in Long-lane . On the 9th of September the prisoner came with another man, and bought a smock-frock, which came to 4 s. 6 d., he gave me four shillings and a sixpence. I looked at them - he then said he had just had them from the Bank - he went away. I showed the money to my cousin, and then put it on the drawers in the parlour, separate from any other money. In about two minutes he returned, and said if I would let him have another frock, for his companion, at 3 d. less, he would have another - I agreed. He said

"Give me 9 d., and I

will give you 5 s." I went and took his own sixpence, which he paid me before, gave that to him with 3 d. and put the five shillings with the other four - nobody but my cousin had access to it. I paid two of the nine shillings away in the course of the day. Next morning my attention was called to the remaining seven, and found they were all bad, and quite new; he was apprehended next day. He told the officer he found them by his watch-box.

EDITH BUTTERWORTH . I am cousin of the last witness. On the 9th of September I was in the parlour - my cousin put the money in the drawer. Next morning I took 1 s. of it, and went to market, it was refused.

WILLIAM TAYLOR . I am a constable. On the 11th of September I apprehended the prisoner in Paul's-alley, and asked him how he came to utter bad money? he said,

"If it is bad I will change it" - I took him in charge. He said he shou ld lose his situation. He said he was sweeping round his box, and found the money in a piece of paper.

MR. CALEB EDWARD POWELL . I am assistant to the Solicitor of the Mint. The shillings are all counterfeit, off the same die, and have never been in circulation.

Prisoner's Defence. I have been nine years a watchman of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. I was sweeping round my box, and found a piece of paper containing the money. I said they were as fresh as if they had just come from the Bank.

GUILTY Aged 20.

Confined one Year , and to find Sureties for two years more .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-136

1218. JOHN JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of July , three coats, value 9 l.; three pair of trowsers, value 4 l., and four waistcoats, value 10 s. , the goods of Elizabeth Jenkins .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY. Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-137

1219. SAVARRE VIEDE was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of August , one gaff topsail, value 3 l. , the property of John Holland .

CHARLES CHAMPION . I am an Officer in the Navy. On the 31st of July, between seven and eight o'clock, the gaff topsail was safe on board the Felix Restoration , which belonged to John Holland - the prisoner was a mariner on board the vessel, and had signed the articles to go to Gibraltar; I paid him some money that evening in advance, next morning he was gone with the topsail. The ship was to sail that morning. I found the topsail at the office.

WILLIAM FRY . I am a waterman. On the 1st of August, about eleven o'clock at night, the prisoner came, and asked me to go to the Felix Restoration , at Blackwall, to fetch his things from the vessel. I went with him, and brought them as far as Limehouse-reach; the police officer then came, and found the topsail among the flocks of his bed. All the things were brought from the vessel by the prisoner himself.

THOMAS MOODY . I am a Thames Police officer. On the morning of the 1st of August I stopped the prisoner in Fry's boat, and found the topsail in his bed-tick.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I lent my hammock to a sailor, then went ashore and got intoxicated, lost 20 s., was not able to buy necessaries for the voyage, and so took my things away.

GUILTY. Aged 30.

Judgement Respited .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-138

1220. MARY RIDDING was indicted for that she, on the 28th of August , a certain male child, known by the name of Benjamin, under the age of ten years (to wit), of the age of fourteen months, son of John Schrier and Grace his wife , maliciously, feloniously, and by fraud, did take and carry away, with intent to deprive the parents of the said child of the possession of it, by concealing and detaining it from its said parents .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to have been done by fraud instead of force.

THIRD AND FOURTH COUNTS, the same, only stating it to be with intent to deprive one Samuel Schrier , he having the lawful care and charge of the said child, of the possession of the said child.

SAMUEL SCHRIER . I am near nine years old. My father lives at Bancroft's-place. On Saturday, the 28th of August, before two o'clock in the afternoon, I went out with Jonathan, David, Joseph, and my little brother Benjamin. I took them to a field near Bancroft's alms-houses . I am older than my brothers.

Q. Did any body say any thing to you about some cakes - A. Yes, that lady (pointing to the prisoner) - I did not know her before; she asked if that was Bancroft's-place? I said Yes. She then asked if there was a cake-shop near? I said Yes. She asked if that was my brother? I said Yes. She took the child out of my lap, gave me 1 s., and told me to go and get three pennyworth of cakes. I went to Mile End-road for them, and then returned - Benjamin was then missing; I was gone about a quarter of an hour. I went across the field to look for him. I looked about, and asked the people if they had seen him - I could find neither him nor the lady. The lady had a bundle in her hand; I do not know what it contained.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Does your father go out much in the day - A. No. The lady had a white straw bonnet and a white gown on, and no veil. I did not look particularly at her.

Q. Did she say where you were to find her when you returned - A. She said she would walk about the field. I left my brothers with her.

Q. Who was the first person of your family that you told of this - A. My mother - she was out when I went home. I saw her in about half an hour, and told her.

Q. You told her you saw so little of the lady that you should not know her again - A. No; I said she was dressed in a white gown and a straw bonnet.

Q. Did not your mother threaten to beat you for trusting your brother with a lady, whom you said you should

not know again - A. No, it was for losing my brother. I saw the lady again in about a week, at Lambeth-street. The prisoner was the lady who took my brother. She was dressed at the office as she is now.

Q. Had Benjamin his best clothes on - A. No, he was dirty; he had a hat on.

MR. ARABIN. Q. When you saw her at Lambeth-street did you say she was the woman - A. Yes, she took him in her lap.

SARAH HOLGATE . I keep a green-grocer's shop, and live at Gould's-hill, Shadwell. On Saturday, the 28th of August, about four o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came with a child to my shop to buy some fruit - I am sure she is the lady. I particularly noticed both her and the child; to the best of my belief this is the same child - (looks at it) - I was cleaning my shop-door, which was wet, and I asked her to wait while I wiped it up. She appeared agitated, and trembled very much. She said she was very much fatigued, and had lost her way, that she wanted a coach, and did not mind what she paid for it - she had the child in her arms. I asked her what part she wanted to go to? she said to Old-street. I said she was a long way from there; I was busy, and pointed out the nearest coach-stand - she sat down in the shop about ten minutes. I looked at her particularly, seeing that the child was much worse dressed than herself; its hat came off as it was too little for it - it was a new hat and was much better than the rest of its clothes; it was a light coloured hat - she went towards the stand. I suspected something, and communicated my suspicions to a lady. The prisoner said she thought she was near the Tower. I told her she was at Shadwell.

Q. How far is your house from Bancroft's-field - A. I should think about a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes walk, I did not see her get into the coach. I am certain she is the person.

COURT. Q. Did your suspicions draw your attention particularly towards her and the child - A. It did, my Lord.

ANN KNIGHT , I live in New-square, Minories. On the Monday preceeding the 28th of August, the prisoner took an apartment at my house. On Saturday she dined early, went out about half-past two o'clock, and said she should not return till night, probably.

Q. Did you observe her having a hat - A. I did not observe it, but a day or two before, she said she supposed I wondered what she took out a bundle for, and said it was a little hat she was going to give to a poor woman for a child. I had not noticed the bundle until she spoke of it.

Q. Did you afterward see her on the Saturday - A. She came for her things about seven o'clock in the evening, and discharged her lodgings; she took it by the week, as she said she had business to do, and might not stop a week. I did not see her afterward.

Cross-examined. Q. She conducted herself very respectably - A. Very much so indeed. She took her things away in a coach, whether any one else was in the coach I do not know.

ESTHER GILDER . I am chambermaid at the Cross Keys, Gracechurch-street. I know the prisoner; she was at our house some months before this circumstance with a gentleman.

Q. Do you recollect her coming on a Saturday in August - A. Yes; she had a child with her. I do not exactly know the time, but it was so dark we were obliged to have candles. She remained in the house with the child until Monday morning; I took the care of the child - it was a boy. She said she had taken it from nurse - I have seen a child here this morning

Q. What is your belief about it - A. I am uncertain about it, it is so much improved for the better, for it looked very pale, and fretted and pined a good deal; it appeared to want the breast. I am a mother of five children.

Cross-examined. Q. She treated the child with great tenderness - A. Yes.

JOHN SCHRIER . I was constable of the night at Mile End, Old Town. I am a married man, and have seven children - my son Samuel is nine years of age; I have an infant named Benjamin; on the 28th of August he was a few days more than fourteen months of age - he was at the breast. Three of my sons, who are seven, five, and three years of age, went out with Samuel. I went out about eleven o'clock in the morning, returned about four in the afternoon, and found the child was gone, I made a diligent search, and traced the prisoner across the fields as well as I could. Owing to a letter which I had received, I followed the prisoner to Birmingham, and arrived there on the Thursday morning following - Martin had gone before me; I found the prisoner in his custody; my child was in the same apartment. Martin held it up, and asked me if it was mine? I would not answer him though I knew it, thinking it would hold its hands out to me - it was mine - I claimed it.

Q. What was said - A. He gave me the child, pointed to the prisoner, and said,

"That is the lady who stole it." I looked at her, and said, I believed she was, from the description I had given me - her sister-in-law was there. One of them said,

"How do you know it to be your child?" I pointed to a mole on the right arm - they said I might have discovered that since I came; I do not know whether it was she or her sister. After I had pointed out two or three marks, I described one on the leg; the same answer was made. I said I had brought them something to assure them it was mine, and produced a printed bill with a description of the child. The prisoner then put her hands together, made some confession, and said she had been deceived or taken in, and that the child had been put into her arms.

Cross-examined. Q. Was it in good health - A. I did not find it well when I arrived at Birmingham. We always call him Benjamin. It has not been christened.

Q. Did not your wife and you differ about its name - A. No.

GRACE SCHRIER . I am the wife of John Schrier . I hold the child in my arms. We always call it Benjamin.

Cross-examined. Q. What time did your little boy see you after losing it - A. About a quarter-past four o'clock I heard of the loss; I did not scold him till the evening. He said the person who took it was a stranger, but he should know her again. When the child returned it was very ill for want of the breast. I do not think it had better clothes on when it returned than before - they were much the same.

JOSEPH MARTIN . I am an officer. I went to Birmingham

on Tuesday night, and arrived there on Wednesday morning, the 1st of September, at ten o'clock; I found the prisoner at a house there - I had seen her on Wednesday and the day before. I saw her nursing and kissing the child on Wednesday - it was then dressed very meanly indeed. On Thursday morning I went into the shop, and inquired for Captain Reading - he was not within. I sent my name up, and the prisoner was called down into the back parlour. I told her that I was an officer, and in search of her for stealing a child; she was greatly agitated, and said,

"If that is the case, the child was given to me as mine." I said,

"That is not the case, you have no child." Her sister-in-law said,

"What does this mean? explain it, my dear." After a little time she said, the Captain had frequently wished her to have a child, that she went to London for the purpose of adopting some poor person's child, that she was walking about for that purpose, and observed some children playing; she said she went up to one of them to ask if they would have some cakes, when the little boy got up, and eagerly said,

"I will fetch them, Ma'm," and pushed the child into her arms, and that she walked about the fields, waiting the return of the little boy, but as he did not come back, she thought Providence had placed the child in her arms to take care of it - she said she went away with a view to inform the parents, as soon as she could learn where they were. A lady there delivered me the clothes, which I understood the boy had on when he was taken away.

Cross-examined. Q. You found it first on Wednesday - A. I saw it at the door in an exposed situation. On Thursday she gave me this account. The child was much better dressed than when it was taken.

GRACE SCHRIER re-examined. These are part of the clothes the child wore when it was taken.

Prisoner's Defence. My Lord, when the child was put into my arms, I waited for the boy to return, but as he did not for a long time I lost my way, and from that time I determined to adopt it as my own. I treated it with the greatest tenderness.

GUILTY. Aged 20.

Recommended to Mercy .

Fined One Shilling , and confined one Year in the House of Correction .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-139

1212. ELIZABETH COLLINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of July , one pair of shoes, value 4 s. , the goods of William Bowser .

WILLIAM BOWSER . I am a shoemaker , and live in High Holborn . On the 17th of July, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner and her sister came to my shop - my sister shewed them some shoes; I was in the front shop, and did not observe any of the transactions until I was informed of something.

HARRIET BOWSER . I attended the two ladies - the prisoner was one. They asked to look at some shoes; I fitted her sister's foot - she liked the shoes, bought them, and paid 4 s. 6 d. for them; they were not fixed upon until I had fitted the prisoner. I tried several pair on her, but she said none of them fitted her. I was going to the place to get some more, but she told me not to trouble myself to get any more, for she would call another time, as she was not in particular want of them. The prisoner's sister paid me two half crowns, and I gave her 6 d. in change - she had fixed upon a pair of shoes; I wrapped them up in a piece of paper and gave them to her. The prisoner sat opposite to her in a chair.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Did you not hear her say she would take one pair as she had given so much trouble - A. No. There were seven of us in the shop.

ANN BOWSER . I am the prosecutor's mother. I remember the ladies coming to the shop; one was fitted with a pair of shoes - I heard the prisoner say she would not take any. I observed her take a pair of shoes from behind her chair, and roll them up in her scarf; I went and inquired if she had bought them. My son followed her to the door, and asked her what she had got? She said, not any thing.

Q. Be particular as to the words that passed - A. He asked her what she had got? and she said, not any thing. He felt in her scarf, unrolled it, and took out a pair of shoes.

Q. Your son said he knew nothing about it - A. No. not till I informed him.

Q. When she said she had nothing, did she not say she thought her sister had paid for her shoes - A. I did not hear her say so.

Q. On your oath did she not - A. After she came into the shop she did. She was examined at the Police Office that evening, and was let at large to appear again on Tuesday evening if she was wanted - she did appear.

Q. A young gentleman called at your house after she had been examined at the office - A. I did not see him - I heard of it.

Q. Was it not after that that she was proceeded against a second time at the office - A. Yes. She belongs to a respectable family.

Q. Has not your son said he believed it was a matter of accident - A. Yes.

MR. ARABIN. Q. Did her sister leave the shop before her - A. Yes, she went away soon after the accusation was made, leaving her sister there.

WILLIAM BOWSER re-examined. My mother gave me information; the prisoner was going out of the street-door - she had been fitted in the back-shop. When she got to the shop-door, I said to her,

"Pray have you got any thing belonging to me?" She said,

"No Sir, what do you mean?" I told her I suspected she had got a pair of shoes of mine; she said she had not. I put my hand on her scarf, felt something hard, like the heels of a a pair of shoes, and took them from under her scarf. She said,

"It is quite a mistake - I am sorry for it." I said,

"I am afraid I have too many of these mistakes, and I really cannot let you go."

Cross-examined. Q. Did she not say that she thought her sister had paid for them - A. Yes; her sister paid for her own shoes.

Q. Did her sister say that she was to pay for all that were bought - A. Yes, in the front shop she said so - she is of a most respectable family.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MR. ALLEY called on behalf of the prisoner.

MISS COLLINSON. I am the prisoner's sister. She and I went out shopping together - we live together with our

mother, and are independent. I carried the purse, and was to pay for whatever we both bought. Our mother had been out with us part of the morning.

Q. When it was discovered that she had not paid for the shoes, did you not say,

"I am sorry for it - here is the money." - A. Yes; I have often been shopping with her. Wrong was never imputed to her before.

Q. You got up after paying for your shoes, not knowing that she had bought any - A. Yes.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-140

1213. WALTER LUCAS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of August , 4 lbs. of lead, value 8 d., the property of our Lord the King , and fixed to the stable part of a certain dwelling-house and premises, used as barracks by the soldiers and Land Forces of his Majesty .

SEVEN OTHER COUNTS, stating it to be the property of different persons.

RICHARD COOK . I am a private in the second regiment of Life Guards. On the 12th of August, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning, I was at the barracks, in King-street, Portman-square , and heard a noise on the roof of the riding-school. I looked through a hole, and saw the prisoner on the roof, cutting the lead off the gutter with a knife and hammer. I got on the roof, and saw him drop a piece of lead from his hand - he seemed very much agitated at seeing me - I went past him. He came up to me in the yard, and said,

"What have you got to say against me?" I said I had nothing to say against him. He then said,

"Have you said any thing to anybody about that lead you saw me cutting?" I said Yes, I had told Mr. George Walker , the master saddler; he seemed very much agitated, and said he would run away. I said,

"You had better stop, and speak to Mr. Walker." I saw Mr. Walker coming into the yard, told him that was the man, and gave the prisoner to him. He went to shew Corporal Jones where he got the lead; he took up a tile, and gave him some lead from under it - he was working near the place.

JOHN JONES . I am a corporal of the Life Guards. I went on the roof with the prisoner, and asked him what he had been doing? He said he had been doing nothing - I said,

"You have been cutting lead off the roof." He said he had cut a little off to repair the plumbing work - I took him back, and when he came to the sky-light where he ought to have been at work, he took up a tile, gave me a small quantity of lead, and begged that I would not hurt him, or report him to his master - I gave him in charge. He cried very much.

FRANCIS READING . I compared the lead with the place, and it fitted exactly.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-141

1214. GEORGE LANGFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of September , one bottle, value 3 d., and one quart of wine, value 2 s. , the property of William Sims .

MR. HENRY SIMS . I am the son of William Sims, who lives at Mile End . In July last, the family were at the country house at Harlow, in Essex; the cook and the prisoner were left in town; the groom went to Essex, leaving his wife in town - our port wine was kept in quarts and pints. In consequence of what Mole told me, I went with her to the prisoner's room in our house, and found a quart bottle in his box, about half full of port wine. I told him he had better tell the truth. In consequence of what he said the officer went to Mrs. Grigg's close by. One set of the cellar keys were kept in the cellaret, and another set in a private drawer of my father's room. I found that the key of the plate-drawer, which was in the prisoner's possession, would open the drawer next to the cellaret, and one ward had been altered to make it fit that where the keys were sometimes kept.

ANN MOLE . I am the prosecutor's cook, and have been so fourteen years - the prisoner and I were left in the house. In consequence of suspicion, I noticed the prisoner's motions, and thought I heard the lock of the cellar-door go twice; I opened the prisoner's box, which was locked, and the first time I opened it there were two quarts and one pint bottle in it.

Cross-examined by MR. BROADRICK. Q. When did you hear the cellar-door go - A. About six weeks before I told my master - I went to his trunk three or four times.

ROSE GRIGGS . My husband is Mr. Sims's groom. About June the prisoner came several times to my house; he once brought two bottles of wine, and said he got them when the prosecutor's servants were packing up. He came again, and I told him to bring no more to my house.

Prisoner's Defence. I had collected the drainings of the different bottles.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-142

1215. JANE SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of August , one set of bed hangings, value 1 l.; one carpet, value 8 s., and one bread-basket, value 2 s., the property of John Frost , in a lodging-room .

HARRIET FROST . I am the wife of John Frost , we live in Crawford-street, Manchester-square . On the 16th of August I let the prisoner a front garret, furnished, at 8 s. a week. Next morning I took her some water - every thing was then safe. Between that time and four o'clock, she carried away these things - she went out several times. I went up stairs and missed the curtains, ran out, overtook her in John-street, and gave her in charge.

WILLIAM WOODBURY . I saw the prosecutrix stop the prisoner in John-street. She had a basket, in which I found several of the prosecutrix's things; she said she was going to take them to her lodgings in Edgware-road, and that she had sold the furniture in Paddington-street; I went and found it there.

SARAH HUDSMAN . I am a broker. I bought the furniture of the prisoner for 10 s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-143

1216. JAMES RIDLER was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of February , two trunks, value 15 s.; one scarf, value

30 s.; one veil, value 1 l.; one band-box, value 6 d., and one bonnet, value 6 s. , the property of Nicholas Lewis .

MARY ANN LEWIS . I am the wife of Nicholas Lewis . On the 27th of February the Chelsea carrier brought an order from my husband for two trunks, my brother delivered them to the prisoner.

CHARLES DEVINE . The prisoner came on the 27th of February to my house, and told the prosecutrix he had come from Green, the carrier, for the trunks, bed, and mattress - I got them down stairs, and helped to tie them up, to take to Chelsea, and then delivered them to him - he said he was ordered to come for them.

ANN DEVINE . Green came about an hour after the prisoner was gone; I told him his man had got them - he asked what sort of a man it was? I told him, and he said it was right.

WILLIAM WESTCOAT . I am an officer of Bow-street. In the early part of March last Mrs. Lewis described the man to me, I suspected who he was. Green was summoned to Bow-street - I afterwards found the prisoner in custody. I went to a house in Wilson-street, where he resorted, and found the prosecutrix's bonnet.

JOHN DAVIS . I apprehended the prisoner, and found a piece of lace at Drakeford's.

THOMAS DRAKEFORD . I live in Wilson-street, Somers'-town; the prisoner worked with me. In June last he called on me, and gave the bonnet and a piece of lace to my children - he said they were his wife's.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I fetched the things, and gave them to Green's servant.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-144

1217. GEORGE PEASE , THOMAS RICHARDSON , JOSEPH WOOLHEAD , and THOMAS BUCK were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of July , six live tame fowls, price 12 s. the property of William Calf .

The prosecutor did not appear .

NOT GUILTY.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-145

1218. GEORGE PEASE was again indicted for stealing, on the 17th of August , 11 pair of stockings, value 30 s.; three frocks, value 12 s.; one handkerchief, value 3 s., and one silver skewer, value 15 s., the property of Henry Weyland Powell , in his dwelling-house .

ELIZA HARRINGTON . I am servant to Henry Weyland Powell , who lives in Weymouth-street, Marylebone . On the 17th of August I went into the kitchen, about three o'clock in the afternoon, and saw the prisoner with these things under his arm - I stopped him, and he dropped them. I followed him into the area, and he was secured. He had taken them from before the fire.

ARCHIBALD BROOMFIELD . I am servant to Henry Weyland Powell . I came down, and found the prisoner in the hands of the last witness, who produced the things. I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went to ask for victuals, and did not touch the things.

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-146

1218. HENRY MOULD was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of September five painting-brushes, value 3 s.; three shoe-brushes, value 2 s.; three broom-heads, value 6 s.; six bags, value 3 s.; 28 lbs. of salt, value 9 s.; 5 lbs. of soap, value 3 s.; three quarts of oil, value 2 s., and one bottle, value 4 d. , the goods of William Clark and James Clark .

WILLIAM CLARK . I am an oilman , in partnership with James Clark , we live in St. John-street; the prisoner lived two years and a half with us as carman . In consequence of suspicion, I desired Thissleton to take him into custody. He said,

"My dear master, forgive me, I'll never do so any more, and will send to my friends in the country for money to recompence you." I was determined he should be brought to justice.

WILLIAM THISSLETON . I am an officer. I received instructions from Mr. Clark, and searched the prisoner's lodgings in Margaret-street, Cavendish-square, and found the articles stated in the indictment, and other goods. I told him I had been there and found the property. He begged to be let into the yard of the lockup-place, and wanted to go on his knees to beg his master's pardon. His master told him to be a man. He said he would send to his friends in the country for money to recompence his master for the injury done him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-147

1220. BENJAMIN HOWE was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of August , 24 lbs, of lead, value 3 s. , the property of William Vizard , Esq.

JOHN MILLER . I am a carpenter. On the 10th of August the prisoner came to work at No. 10, Lincoln's Inn-fields , as a plumber . When he returned from dinner, he brought another man with him. The strange man asked if there was not a cistern to be cut up? I said there was, and if it was cut up, I should like it to be taken away - he began to cut it up. I could look into the yard from where I was at work, and saw he cut it much smaller than is usual. He assisted the prisoner in making some pipe, and then both went into the yard. I saw the strange man cutting it up - the prisoner was under the wall - they went to beer. I went to the cistern, and found a deficiency in the lead. I found some pieces at the mouth of the dust-hole - I returned to the room where I was at work. The prisoner came back, cut up the rest of the cistern, and carried that to the dust-hole. I got an officer, who waited in the house till the prisoner left work; we then followed him through Little Turnstile, into Eagle-street; the officer then secured him, and found the lead on him. I compared it with the bottom of the cistern, and it fitted. It belonged to William Vizard , Esq.

JOHN WRIGHT . I am a constable. On the 10th of August I was sent for, and followed the prisoner to Eagle-street,

Red Lion-square. I found the lead wrapped round him, under his waistcoat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-148

1221. JACOB CUFF was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of August , one carpet, value 1 l. , the property of George Henry Robins .

WILLIAM JOHN ROPER . I am clerk to Mr. George Henry Robins , who is an auctioneer . On the 10th of August we had a sale in Montague-street - the carpet was suspended from the balcony, with two or three auction-bills on it - it was missed about three o'clock. The prisoner was a porter who attended at the door.

Cross-examined by MR. BROADRICK. The sale was assigned to Mr. Robins only.

JOHN WADMORE . I am a pawnbroker. On the 10th of August, between two and three o'clock, I was going to the sale, and met the prisoner about two hundred yards from the house, with the carpet on his shoulder - I thought he carried it in an awkward manner, it being merely thrown over his shoulder. He turned, and looked at me - I am sure he is the man. I saw the edge of the auction-bill on it. In about an hour inquiry was made for it, and I gave this information; in about an hour after the prisoner was taken into custody at the door.

HENRY TASKER . I am servant to Mr. Cook, who lives next door to where the auction was. I saw the prisoner run by, with the carpet on his shoulder - I am sure he is the man.

JOHN SMITH . I am porter to Mr. Robins. I saw the prisoner laying on the balcony before the robbery was committed.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to Smithfield to take down a bedstead, then went to the sale about a quarter after two o'clock, went to dinner, returned to the sale, and was taken.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-149

1222. GEORGE HOMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of August , one looking-glass, value 30 s. , the property of Martin Austin .

MARY AUSTIN . I am wife of Martin Austin , who is a carpenter , and lives at Hoxton-walk . On the 14th of August I went out; when I returned I missed my glass. I ran out, and was directed towards the City-road, and overtook the prisoner with it, opposite Bunhill-fields - I knew him before. I asked him what he was going to do with my glass? he said nothing, but put it into my arms. I informed Goodluck, who took him. He was very intimate with my husband.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I met Thomas Jones , who asked me to carry it to the Curtain-road, where I met him. I told him it was stolen - he said he would go and see about it.

GUILTY . Aged 49.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-150

1223. ANN GILBY was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of July , six yards of cotton, value 6 s. , the goods of John Manning .

JOHN MANNING . I am a linen-draper , and live in High Holborn . On the 24th of July, about eight o'clock in the evening, I was coming from the back shop, and saw the cotton gradually going off the line - the prisoner sat underneath it. I stood at the door; she came out with a bundle - I took her back, she dropped it, and begged forgiveness.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BENJAMIN STROUD . I saw her throw it down.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-151

1224. JOHN BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of August , 5 lbs. of lamb, value 3 s., and one hook, value 1 d. , the property of Samuel Fairbrother .

SAMUEL FAIRBROTHER . I am a stable-keeper in Marylebone-lane , the lamb hung out of my window, about fourteen feet high. I was awoke about two o'clock in the morning, and found it at the watch-house.

JOHN ROPER . I am a watchman. On the 29th of August, about two o'clock in the morning, I heard something fall, saw the prisoner going down the lane, and secured him with the lamb in his apron.

RICHARD COATES . The prisoner was given into my charge. I found several hooks on him, and lines to put down areas; I also found a rod on him.

Prisoner's Defence. I was distressed.

GUILTY . Aged 65.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-152

1225. WILLIAM STRUTTLE was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of September , one sheet, value 2 s., the property of John Crosswell , in a lodging-room .

FRANCES HALLAWAY . I am servant to Mr. Crosswell, who is a publican . The prisoner took a bed for one night, and paid 1 s. for it. He came down about nine o'clock in the morning, and called for some porter - I ran up, and missed a sheet off his bed, ran after him, and secured him in the Strand with it. He unbuttoned his waistcoat, and dropped it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-153

1226. JOHN CONNER was indicted for a misdemeanour .

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-154

1227. LAUNCELOT JACKSON was indicted for a fraud .

JOHN SOMMERVILLE. In June last I was churchwarden of St. Pancras, Soper-lane; Ralph Lake Venables was a pensioner on the parish at 6 s. a week, which was generally paid every month. The prisoner presented himself on the 25th of June to receive Venables's money, and said his name was Jackson; he said Venables was very ill. I

gave him 1 l. 4 s., and told him next time he came to bring a certificate of his health.

ROBERT HARRISON . I am sexton of St. Pancras, Soper-lane. The prisoner said Venables lived at Southall, Middlesex. I went there, and learned that he was dead - I produce a certificate of his burial at Norwood, Middlesex. He died on the 17th of January.

JEREMIAH MERCER . I am an undertaker. I buried Venables at Norwood-green, Southall parish. He was eighty-two years of age.

Prisoner's Defence. He told me I might take it after his death, as it was allowed him by the City.

GUILTY .

Whipped and Discharged.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-155

1228. ROBERT MOTT was indicted for a misdemeanour .

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-156

1229. ANDREW ROSS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of August , two shoes, value 2 d.; two waistcoats, value 1 s.; one shirt, value 2 s.; one cap, value 6 d., and 12 s. in monies numbered , the goods and monies of Cornelius Leary .

CORNELIUS LEARY . I live in King-street, St. George's in the East ; I let the prisoner a furnished room at 5 s. per week. On the 19th of August he came home about one o'clock in the morning - next morning I went up stairs, and missed these things out of a chest which stood in his room; he was gone out, and never returned. On the Monday he was apprehended with the shoes on his feet.

HANNAH LEARY . I am the prosecutor's daughter, and slept in the same room as the prisoner. I got up about eight o'clock, left him in the room, and did not see him after.

WILLIAM DYBALL . I am an officer; the prisoner was given into my custody, and I found this duplicate on him.

ROBERT WALKER . I am servant to Richard Mount , who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Old Gravel-lane. On the 19th of August a shirt and two waistcoats were pledged with me. I gave the man the duplicate produced.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. When I was at the office he swore false. The Magistrate told me to inform the Court of it.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-157

1230. WILLIAM CHAPLIN was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of July , 16 s., in monies numbered , the property of Charles Thomas Brooks .

CHARLES THOMAS BROOKS . I am a linen-draper , and live in Duke-street, Manchester-square ; the prisoner lived five or six years with me, as porter . Having several times missed money from the bureau, on Friday night, the 16th of July, I counted 4 l. 7 s., and marked it, between ten and eleven o'clock at night - the prisoner slept in the house, and sat up after us. I locked the bureau, and put the key into my waistcoat-pocket. I have several young men. Next morning, about nine o'clock, I examined my bureau, found the lock not injured, but 16 s. gone. I called all the servants up, except one, who had just come. I informed them of my loss, and proposed that they should all shew the money they had about them, which they did very willingly. The prisoner produced some silver - I took hold of a half-crown that was marked, sent for a constable, and on his person, and in his box, I found all the 16 s., marked in the same way. I told him I was sure he had a key which fitted my bureau - he then gave me a key from his pocket, which fitted it - it was filed a great deal. It is a skeleton key. Mine is a patent lock.

TIMOTHY RICKMAN . I am an officer. I saw the money found on the prisoner. I persuaded him to deliver up the key, it opened the bureau much easier than the right one.

MR. BROOKS re-examined. It is the money I marked.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-158

1231. THOMAS WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of August , ten napkins, value 5 s.; one towel, value 6 d., and 2 lbs. of salmon, value 2 s. , the property of William Miller .

WILLIAM MILLER . I live in Wakefield's-cottages, Anderson-terrace, City-road . On the 8th of August, about eight o'clock in the morning, we missed these things from the yard. A person must get over a ditch to get them.

WILLIAM HARTLAND . I am a watchman of the City-road. On the 8th of August, about four o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner turn up Nelson-street. I went round, met him, and asked him what he had got? He said it was linen, which he had brought from the country - they were the articles stated in the indictment - he had them in a bag.

JAMES GALLOWAY . I am a watchman. I assisted in stopping the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-159

1232. WILLIAM WHITE was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of September , one coat, value 2 l. , the property of William Simpson .

WILLIAM SIMPSON . I am a salesman , and live in Castle-street, Leicester-square . On the 9th of September, about four o'clock, I missed a coat from my door - I saw it safe just before. About eight o'clock I found it at the pawnbroker's. I had seen the prisoner about my door.

JOHN MURRAY . I am shopman to Mr. Wood, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in High-street, Bloomsbury. On the 9th of September, between four and five o'clock, the prisoner pledged the coat with me - I knew him before. He afterwards came to redeem it, and I detained him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man sold it to me for 34 s.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-160

1233. JAMES TURNER was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of August , one coat, value 7 s.; one pair of pantaloons, value 1 s.; three handkerchiefs, value 1 s.; one razor, value 6 d., and one book, value 6 d. , the property of John Fenn .

JOHN FENN . I am a coach-painter ; the prisoner once lodged in the same room with me. On the 23d of August I went out, returned about eight o'clock at night, and missed these things out of my box; I found the prisoner under a bed in another room. The razor was in his pocket, and the other things in a cupboard in that room.

SARAH ROBERTS . I am servant at the house. I saw the prisoner found under the bed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was in great distress.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-161

1234. ELIZABETH MONTAGUE was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of July , two silver spoons, value 10 s.; one table-cloth, value 5 s.; one handkerchief, value 1 s.; five shirts, value 1 l. 5 s.; one petticoat, value 6 d., one pinafore, value 6 d., the property of Kenneth M'Lennan ; and two napkins, value 2 s. , the property of Jane Mann , spinster .

KENNETH M'LENNAN. I live at No. 9, Great May's-buildings ; the prisoner was engaged in our house five weeks previous to the 31st of July - she did the work of my servant , who was ill. On the morning of the 31st of July I missed these things, and found she was gone - she had given me no notice, and never returned. She had slept in our house three weeks - I had paid her 10 s. the night before; I have since seen them at the office. In consequence of information I applied to Mr. Wigley, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Chandos-street, and described the articles to him - he denied their being there. I applied again on the Monday morning, and left a written description of them - he still denied having any such articles. On the Tuesday the prisoner was taken, and the duplicates found on her. I applied a third time, without the duplicates - they were still denied. I went a fourth time to them with the constable, and produced the duplicates - the property was then produced. He appeared very much confused. I knew it to be mine.

JANE MANN . I live in the prosecutor's service. I was ill, and the prisoner did my work - she never said she was going away - she left me in bed fast asleep. I missed two napkins, and saw them again at the office. I am a single woman.

JOHN NEWMAN . I am constable of St. Martin's. On Tuesday, the 3d of August, I apprehended the prisoner in May's-buildings. She gave me some duplicates of the property, which the prosecutor and prosecutrix claimed - they were pledged at Wigley's, in Chandos-street. I went there with M'Lennan on the Saturday, about an hour after the prisoner had left the house, in consequence of information. He described the property to Mr. Wigley, and also to his servant, Manser - I heard it. He also described the person of the prisoner - it answered exactly to the description of the prisoner. Wigley said he had no such property, and knew no such person. On Tuesday, the 3d of August, I went again with the duplicates, and produced them to him - he produced the articles stated in the indictment. One duplicate is dated the 13th, one the 16th, one the 23d, three the 26th, one the 27th, and two the 31st of July, and all pledged in the name of Holdsworth.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-162

1235. GEORGE FREKE was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of September , 4 s. 1 1/2 d. in monies numbered , the monies of Harry Barratt .

HARRY BARRATT . I keep the Anchor Brewhouse , in Old-street , the prisoner worked in the brewhouse . On Thursday, the 16th of September, between nine and ten o'clock at night, I marked the money in my till in the counting-house, and locked it. Between four and five o'clock in the morning I was called up - the prisoner was asleep in the hayloft. I counted the money, and missed 6 s. 8 d.; the till had been opened by a false key. I went and asked him for the silver and copper; he said

"What silver? I have got none." I said,

"It is no use to deny it - give it to me directly." He said he had no money, and where could he get any? I searched his jacket-pockets, but found none, and thought I was mistaken. Mr. Hoffman felt his breeches-pocket, and found some halfpence and three marked shillings.

JOHN HOFFMAN . I am a brewer. I saw the money marked in the till, and counted it. I had sent the prisoner home to Mile End about seven o'clock - he was not to come again till next day. About twelve o'clock I found him in the counting-house, apparently asleep. I asked him what business he had there at that time? he said his father abused him, and sent him from home. I told him to go and sleep in the hayloft. I had the gates locked to prevent his going out. I examined the till - it was all correct then. I locked it, and put the key into my pocket. At five o'clock I went to the counting-house again, and found 5 s. and some copper gone - I called Mr. Barratt. We found the prisoner asleep in the hayloft; he denied having any, and told us to search him. I drew out some copper, among which was a marked shilling. I thought I felt more silver, and found two others marked - he had 10 1/2 d. in copper.

Prisoner's Defence. My master paid me the copper. Hoffman used to send me out with silver - I paid the people in copper, and kept the silver.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-163

1236. THOMAS MASSEY was indicted for feloniously receiving, on the 9th of December , one set of harness,

value 40 s.; two halters, value 1 s.; one sack, value 6 d.; one wanty, value 1 s., and one whip, value 2 s., the goods of William Bailey ; one saddle, value 5 s., and one bridle, value 1 s., the goods of William Tongue ; of which Richard Bay ford, at the Gaol Delivery holden in and for the County of Hertford, was convicted of stealing, he, the prisoner, well knowing them to be stolen .

WILLIAM TONGUE . I am bailiff to Mr. William Bailey ; these things were stolen from him in December last. I also lost a bridle and saddle.

ISAAC PYE . I am constable of Cheshunt, where Mr. Bailey lives. Bayford pleaded guilty of stealing these things. On the 22d of April I found them in the stable of the Cock at Bow's Farm - the prisoner kept the stable. I told him I was come to search for Mr. Bailey's harness, he said I was welcome, and that he had none but what he had bought and paid for He shewed me the stable, in which I found these harness hanging up. I found a sack in the manger, with a faint mark of Mr. Bailey's name on it. I told him Bayford and Bell brought them there - he said a man, whom he did not know, brought them one morning, and left them for a few days, and had not come for them. He was committed to Hertford, was afterwards bailed, and has now surrendered.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. The robbery was in December - A. Yes. The Cock was once a public-house, and lost its licence for being a receptacle for thieves. The prisoner took it afterwards.

(The record of the conviction of Bayford was then put in and read).

Prisoner's Defence. A man left them there.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant,

Reference Number: t18190915-164

1237, JAMES SMITH and WILLIAM WILSON were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of August , one hamper, value 6 s.; one basket, value 6 d.; three shirts, value 12 s., and four pair of stockings, value 8 s. , the goods of John Goldsmith .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating the property to belong to William Lamport .

JOHN GOLDSMITH . I am servant to the Bishop of Winchester . On the 10th of August I expected a parcel from my wife at Farnham - it was to be sent to me at Chelsea, it never came.

FAITH GOLDSMITH . I am wife of the last witness. On the 16th of August I sent a basket from Farnham to my husband, it contained three shirts, four pair of stockings, and a cake. I delivered it to Barnard, directed to my husband - I only put his name on it. I saw the stockings and shirts about a week after at Hatton-garden; the prisoners were in custody.

JOHN BARNARD . I am gardener to the Bishop of Winchester. I received a frail-basket from the last witness, put it in a hamper, which had other things in it, and delivered it at Mr. Lamport's waggon-office at Farnham, about nine o'clock in the morning - the waggon set out about an hour after. The hamper was directed to the Bishop. There were four loaves of bread and two melons in it.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Did you deliver all these things at the waggon-office - A. Yes, and locked the hamper myself - Lamport was in the office, and booked it; they always carry for the Bishop. I did not pay for the booking.

GEORGE BRADLEY . I am waggoner to George and William Lamport . On the 16th of August I put a hamper into the waggon, directed to the Bishop of Winchester. I left Farnham at ten o'clock in the morning, saw it safe at Hounslow, and missed it at the White Horse cellar - I got there about four o'clock the next morning. The hamper was nearly in the middle of the waggon; my fellow-servant was in the waggon. I saw the hamper at Hatton-garden last Tuesday week - the prisoners were in custody.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. You do not know where it was lost - A. No.

WILLIAM TYLER . I am a gardener. On the 17th of August Mr. Streams and the hostler came to my house with a blunderbuss in their hands. I set off for London a little after three o'clock in the morning - it was just daybreak. I saw the two prisoners and another man in an open chaise-cart, at the corner of Gunnersbury-lane, about twenty-six yards on the London side of it, in the main road. I stopped opposite the cart and looked - two of them jumped out, and pretended to be doing something to the harness; they were the prisoners. I saw a large bag in the cart - it was not large enough to contain a hamper I went about a hundred and fifty yards further, and then went back; the cart remained there, it was just turning round; without calling at any house, they went up Gunnersbury-lane as hard as they could gallop - the three men were in the cart. We followed them - they turned up a place which had no thoroughfare; I followed them close. They took up a frail-basket, cut it open, took something out of it, and threw the basket into a ditch. They went about fifty yards farther, and found it was no thoroughfare. Two of them took the bag out of the cart, and went over the hedge with it, the other remained in the cart; the two returned to the cart with the bag, they then all turned, and came to the top of the lane - I tried to stop them. Wilson put his hand into his side-pocket, pulled it out, and pretended to shoot me - he thrust his hand out, but I saw no pistol. Wilson reached over, and with a large stick ripped a man's cheek open - it bled very much indeed. Those who were with me were afraid of being murdered, and would not follow them - I followed, and the two prisoners threatened to murder me; they got out of the cart, and ran after me; my two companions came to my assistance. At last I succeeded in taking them, with the assistance of eight men with reaping-hooks. Smith threatened to cut my head off. I sent Piper to the ditch for the basket; it was open, and directed to Goldsmith. The man who drove the cart was secured, but got away. The bag was found, and the prosecutor claimed the things in it. I saw the hamper a fortnight after.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. What are you - A. A gardener. I was going to town - the men were in the high road to town. The bag was not large enough to contain the hamper.

Q. Did you say a word at Hatton-garden about their presenting any thing to you - A. I did; he presented his hand - I did not know but he might have a pistol.

Q. When you got to the office, was not a charge of assault only made against them - A. That morning they

were only charged with assaulting a man, and were committed.

Q. How long after were they taken to Hatton-garden for this - A. About a fortnight or three weeks. Part of the property was found that morning.

Q. Do you mean to swear that part of the property was found the morning they were taken to the office on this charge - A. I do.

COURT. Q. When they were taken to the office for the assault, were any owners found for the property - A. No, my Lord; the basket I saw them open, was found the morning they were apprehended. The direction to the basket was found in the Bishop's hamper.

WILLIAM PIPER . I went with the last witness in pursuit of the prisoners. I live on the spot where the prisoners were taken, at Hanger-hill. I saw the two prisoners following two men, who ran up to my door for assistance. I asked them what was the matter? they said that the prisoners had nearly murdered a man at Smallborough-green. I put on my clothes, and joined in pursuit of the prisoners. When I got to the hill they had just been stopped. Tyler directed me up the lane in search of the property. I found a basket in a ditch of water - it was cut open, no direction was on it. I searched the lane farther, but found nothing more that morning. I heard that more property was concealed, and on the 26th of August I went in search again, and found a large bag on the left side of the hedge, concealed in the water-drain. It was taken before the magistrate at Brentford - Goldsmith claimed three shirts and four pair of cotton stockings that were in it.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Has the frail been in your custody ever since - A. No; I gave it to Smith, the constable. The water-drain is a deep-cut drain in a meadow. Nothing was over it.

Q. Anybody passing could see it - A. Yes, but it was out of the road or path - there were cows in the field. The lane is half a mile long.

SAMUEL SMITH . I am a constable. I produce the basket - it was delivered to me at the magistrate's, at Brentford.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SMITH - GUILTY .

WILSON - GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-165

1238. ELIZABETH MOSS was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of September , two gowns, value 5 s., and one apron, value 1 s. , the property of John Talbot .

MARY TALBOT . I am wife of John Talbot , we live in George-street , the prisoner lodged in the same room. On the 10th of September she left, and I missed these things. She had given no notice. About a fortnight ago I saw my gown at Daley's, in Monmouth-street, The prisoner was taken the next night.

MARGARET DALEY . I bought a gown and apron of the prisoner on the 10th of September, about eight o'clock in the evening. She said they were her own.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GEORGE FORDYCE . I am a watchman. On the 11th of September I took the prisoner into custody.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about it.

GUILTY . Aged 47.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-166

1239. JOHN MOORE was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of July , one watch, value 30 s.; one chain, value 2 s., and one seal, value 1 s., the property of William Rodenhurst , from his person .

WILLIAM RODENHURST . I am an extra tide-waiter , and live in Cannon-street, St. George's in the East. On the 20th of July, about ten o'clock at night, I was going on duty, and at the corner of George-street, Tower-hill , three men came after me - the prisoner, I am certain, is one - he chucked me under my chin, and took my watch from me; I collared him, and gave him in charge. I have not recovered it.

JOHN DYER . I am a cork-cutter. I was passing, heard a noise, and saw the prosecutor lay hold of the prisoner, I assisted in securing him; he struggled very hard - two more came up, and told me he was not the man - they jostled me. I saw the watch in the prisoner's hand at the time. When we got to the watch-house he had not got it.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-167

1240. MARY MORRIS and ELIZA WEBB were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of August , one watch, value 3 l.; one seal, value 12 s., and one key, value 1 d., the property of Richard Coleman , from his person .

RICHARD COLEMAN . I live with Mr. Gaskine, May-fair. On the 21st of August, about half-past eleven o'clock at night, the prisoners came out of Ryder's-court into Cranbourn-street. They pleaded very hard - Morris said Webb was her daughter, and they wanted 2 d. to make up 6 d., to pay for a night's lodging. Morris wanted me to go with her, I declined, and gave them 2 d. to get rid of them. They followed me to the square. I went to the railings for a necessary purpose, they came up to me there. Morris kept feeling my pockets, and wanted 6 d. - I told them to leave me; Webb went away. I missed my watch from my waistcoat pocket, laid hold of Morris, and took her to the watch-house. It was safe when they came out of the court.

Prisoner MORRIS. Q. Was you not talking to three young women - A. No.

WILLIAM PITCHER . I am a watchman. I had seen the prisoners with the prosecutor. I afterwards apprehended Webb in Cranbourn-street.

MORRIS'S Defence. He was talking to three women.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-168

1241. MALCOLM LOGGINS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of August , one watch, value 40 s., the property, of James Hemmings , from his person .

JAMES HEMMINGS . I am a tailor , and live at Hatton-wall. On the 11th of August, about a quarter after nine o'clock in the evening, I was near the Jolly Coopers, Clerkenwell-close . I was leaving the corner, when the

prisoner ran by and snatched my watch from my fob. I followed him - he ran as far as the gate of Clerkenwell prison, and threw it down. I picked it up, and secured him - I was quite sober.

MARY COOPER . I live in John's-court - I was with Hemmings. The prisoner came by, and snatched his watch - I saw him drop it, and am sure he is the person.

WILLIAM CLAYTON . I am a timber-merchant, I secured the prisoner; he ran into the public-house - I heard the cry, and stopped him. The prosecutor charged him with stealing his watch; the prisoner said it fell out of his pocket.

JOHN MILLS . I am a constable. I heard the cry as the prisoner passed me, I followed him, and brought him out of the public-house.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-169

1242. JAMES LLOYD was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of August , one handkerchief, value 2 s., the goods of Thomas Robins , from his person .

THOMAS ROBINS . I am a working silversmith , and live in St. John-square . About seven o'clock in the evening a drunken woman was at a public-house there, which created a crowd - I desired them not to ill treat her; the prisoner was one of the mob, who were pushing the woman. While I was speaking to the landlord, the prisoner put his hand into my pocket. I felt him, turned round, collared him, and he dropped my handkerchief.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The handkerchief laid behind me.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-170

1243. WILLIAM CARTER and PHILIP CAMERON were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of July , one watch, value 3 l.; one ribbon, value 2 d.; one seal, value 6 d., and one key, value 2 d., the property of Timothy Ryan , from his person .

TIMOTHY RYAN . I am a watchman of St. Martin in the fields . On the 26th of July, about half-past six o'clock in the afternoon, I was at West End fair with my wife and child; five men attacked and hustled me as I came through - they jostled me, parted my wife and child from me, and pushed her into the crowd - one of them hustled me, and forced me down on my knees, and then five of them surrounded me. I got up again; they closed in upon me, and Carter took hold of my left arm, while the others took my watch from my fob. I collared the man who took my watch; Carter immediately struck me - I am certain Cameron is the man who shoved me down on my knees; I have never found my watch. I held the man, and saw Furzeman coming to my assistance. He came up, collared him, and we took him to the back of the fair, then a crowd of about fifty or sixty marched towards me with bludgeons and short sticks - Carter was the first man who came up. He struck Furzeman across the mouth with a bludgeon, they then struck me also, knocked me down, and rescued the man from us; then two or three jumped on the top of me, and cried out,

"Kick his eyes out," and many other bad expressions. My head was cut, and I was insensible. I am certain the prisoners were two of them.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Have you been a watchman long - A. About four years - I was quite sober. Cameron was taken up three or four days after, and I said he was the man immediately as I saw him.

JOHN FURZEMAN . I am a constable of St. Giles's, and was at West End fair with my wife - there was an opening from the field into the fair; I met Ryan having hold of a man. I took hold of him, and took him into a field behind the booths, then a gang rushed out, and both my lips were cut. I was stunned and cannot say who it was, to be certain - the treatment I received prevented me from observing them; I was very much beat, and ill-used, and so was the prosecutor. They called out,

"Murder the b - d - y Furzeman."

JANE RYAN . I was at the fair with my husband; he was very much ill-used; I know Carter was one of the men - I recollect his face. I saw him again three or four days after. I was separated from my husband by the gang.

CARTER - GUILTY . Aged 19.

CAMERON - GUILTY . Aged 31.

Transported for Life

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-171

1244. WILLIAM GASKIN was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of September , 36 trusses of hay, value 4 l. , the property of William Cossey .

WILLIAM COSSEY . I am a cow-keeper , and have some hay in a field at Holloway ; the prisoner was my hay-binder . On the 6th of September, he asked me for a holiday or two - he said he would return on Wednesday the 8th; I said I would spare him. On the 7th, about three o'clock in the morning, I went to my field and found my haystack down - it appeared to have fallen down: it must have been cut away underneath. The prisoner had no orders from me to cut or sell it - I meant it for my own use; I found the prisoner there binding some hay. The stack had fallen into a ditch, and part into another field. I asked him what he had done with the hay that he had bound that morning? He said he had not bound any. I repeated the question two or three times, but he said he had not bound any. I called Smith forward - he had given me information, and asked the prisoner, in his presence, if he had seen any hay bound about twelve o'clock? He said Yes, he supposed that he saw more than a load. He asked the prisoner if Tom had been there that day, for he understood that he was not coming; the prisoner said he had been there, and was gone sometime. I then asked him what was done with the hay that was bound and gone away that morning? and told him he had better tell me. In consequence of what he said I went with him to Bumpstead. He had no authority to deliver hay.

JAMES SMITH . I live in Vine-street. On the 7th of September, between eleven and twelve o'clock, I was passing the prosecutor's field - the stack was then standing, and above a load of hay bound - no one was in the field. I returned about half-past twelve; the stack was then down, the hay that had been bound was carried

away. The prisoner was in the field, and said he was going to Holloway, and that some boys had jumped on the haystack, and thrown it down. I said,

"You have sent away a load of hay." He said Yes, he had. I said,

"Why, Tom has not been here to day." He said Yes, he had, and had been gone long ago. I told Mr. Cossey, and returned to the field with him.

THOMAS SMITH. I am the prosecutor's carter. On the 7th of September I was not in the field at all.

THOMAS ADAMS . On the 7th of September, the prisoner asked me to help him bind some hay. I went with him to Mr. Cossey's field, and we bound a load and a quarter. Mr. Parker's cart from Holloway came for it, and took it away. Ambrose brought the cart.

THOMAS AMBROSE . On the 7th of September I went by my master's orders, and took a quarter of a load of hay to my master, and a load to Mr. Bumpstead's, by the prisoner's orders. Bumpstead keeps the Lamb, public-house, at Kingsland.

JONATHAN PARKER . I live at Holloway. I sent my cart to the field, as the prisoner said he had bought the stack. I bought a quarter of a load of him.

WILLIAM READ . I apprehended the prisoner, took him to Bumpstead's, and found two loads and a half of hay. The prosecutor claimed it in the prisoner's presence.

GUILTY Aged 33.

Confined One Year , and Publicly Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-172

1245. EDWARD LONG was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of July , one tea-kettle, value 3 s. , the goods of Abraham Stroud .

ABRAHAM STROUD . I live in Park-lane, Islington . On the 30th of July, about six o'clock in the morning, I missed the tea-kettle from the counting-house - it was safe the night before. I found a pane of glass broken, which would admit a person's hand through so as to undo the door. I saw the prisoner at the corner with it under his arm. He said he found it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going to market, and found it in the road.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190915-173

1246. JEREMIAH HARRAGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July , one pair of trowsers, value 5 s. , the property of Moses Davis .

MOSES DAVIS . I am a salesman , and live in Gray's Inn-lane . On the 12th of July I was at dinner in my back-parlour - the trowsers were taken from my window; a gentleman informed me of it. I went out and saw the prisoner dressed in a smock-frock. I said, he had taken a pair of my trowsers - he said he had none. I took them out of his smock-frock; he said they were not mine.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a gentleman kick them - he asked me if I could not take them up, and I did.

GUILTY . Aged 60.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190915-174

1247. ROBERT GOBBY and DAVID WILLIAMS were indicted for stealing, on the 15th of September , one printed bound book, value 8 s. , the property of William Hughes .

WILLIAM HUGHES . I am a bookseller , and live at Islington-green . On the 15th of September, about half-past eleven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner, Williams, came into the shop, and asked the price of a testament - he made several excuses, and went away without buying it. As he went out I saw something under his coat. I went to the door, and saw him give the book to the prisoner, Gobby, who was about twenty yards from the door - Williams was immediately secured. I took Gobby, and he put the book down.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GOBBY - GUILTY . Aged 18.

WILLIAMS - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190915-175

1248. JAMES FURGUSON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of August , one axe, value 1 s., and one sack, value 2 s. , the goods of John Watts .

JOHN WATTS . I am a carman and live at Bromley . On Saturday, the 6th or 7th of August, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, I missed my coat and axe from the garden - the coat hung up to dry; they were safe the night before. On Tuesday I found them at Shadwell office.

JOHN HOPSON . I am headborough of Limehouse. On the 6th of August, I had information of a number of things being found in Mr. Gunn's brickfield at Limehouse, where the prisoner used to lay for the last six weeks - it was about half a mile from the prosecutor's. About seven o'clock in the morning, a moulder brought the things away; three people claimed them. I found the prisoner lying in the sack on Bow-common, with the axe under his head, about two hundred yards from the prosecutor's - this was on the 7th, about ten o'clock in the morning.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw them lying in an old cart.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190915-176

1249. HARRIET DAVENPORT was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of July , one watch, value 30 s., and one seal, value 15 s., the property of Edward Crumpton , from his person .

EDWARD CRUMPTON . I am a tailor , and live in May's-buildings. On the 13th of July, about one o'clock in the morning, I met the prisoner in St. Martin's-lane - I was not very tipsy; I went to a court with her and missed my watch. I asked her for it, but she denied having it. I gave her in charge, and she produced it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM RICHARDS . I was constable of the night; the prisoner was brought to the watch-house, and produced the watch. She said he gave it to her.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190915-177

1350. GEORGE CROW was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of August , one bridle-bit, value 3 s.; one jacket, value 8 s., one pair of breeches, value 10 s., the property of Thomas Hughes ; and one pair of spurs, value 2 s. , the property of Thomas Beswick .

ELIZA HUGHES . I am the wife of Thomas Hughes , who is a hackneyman , and lives in Brownlow-mews. On the 3d of August, Beswick had driven a postchaise for us to Southall, and as he returned, he met with an accident; the prisoner brought the chaise to the mews for him, between twelve and one o'clock in the morning - he helped to do up the horses. I asked him if he wanted a job? He said he did, and I told him he might come next morning, and do Beswick's work. About six o'clock in the morning he came; I gave him the key of the stable, out of the window, then dressed myself, and found that Watson, my horse-keeper, was also come. About half-past eight o'clock Watson said the prisoner had done his work. I said he might stop, but he said he could not, as he had got a job; I gave him 2 s., and as he went out of the mews, I told Watson to go and fetch my husband's blue jacket, which I had lent to Beswick.

SARAH BESWICK . I am the wife of Thomas Beswick . On the 3d of August, about half-past eight o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came and said Mrs. Hughes had sent for a jacket and pair of breeches, which she had lent my husband. I was going up stairs; he went up with me, shook hands with my husband, and said,

"How are you, Tom?" He then said he was sent for the breeches and jacked, and I gave them to him; he staid there about half an hour. After he was gone I missed the spurs off my husband's boots, which were by the side of the bed, where the prisoner sat. I immediately went to Mrs. Hughes, and found she had not sent him, then went in pursuit, and found him in Tottenham-court-road, about half-past twelve o'clock, with the spurs on. I followed him to the Rising Sun, public-house - I went in to him. The landlord pushed him out of the house, and refused to take him into custody, although he was a constable, as he had a staff - he said that was only to protect his own house. I followed the prisoner across the road; he said he would go and tell Tom that I had charged a constable with him. He ran into my house, which was just by, told my husband that I was a base woman for charging a constable with him, and said

"Here is the spurs, I only borrowed them for half an hour to go with a horse." My husband said,

"I don't care for my spurs, where are my master's clothes?" He said,

"I have carried them home my boy, and given them to the old woman." I said he had not - he said,

"Yes I have, and gave them to the young covey. He endeavoured to get out, but two men came to my assistance, and kept him till the constable came and took him. I saw the clothes at the office.

JAMES SPENCER . I am shopman to Mr. Hella, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Rathbone-place. On the 3d of August, between ten and eleven o'clock, the prisoner pledged the jacket and breeches with me, for 8 s.

WILLIAM SHEPPARD . I am a constable; I was sent for, and took the prisoner. He said it would be all right when Mrs. Beswick came back. I found a bit in his hat, and the duplicate of the clothes in his shoes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I meant to redeem them.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before J. Vaillant, Esq.

Reference Number: t18190915-178

1251. THOMAS CLARK , JOHN AMOS , and WILLIAM CRAWLEY were indicted for stealing, on the 31st of August , two coats, value 5 s.; two pair of breeches, value 7 s.; one pair of trowsers, value 2 s.; one waistcoat, value 6 d.; one pair of stockings, value 6 d., and one handkerchief, value 6 d. , the property of James Steel .

JAMES STEEL . I live at Tottenham , on Mr. Brigg's premises - he allows me a room there for me and my wife to sleep in. On the 31st of August, about five o'clock, I left every thing safe, and went to work, returned at seven o'clock in the evening, and all my property was gone; on the 6th of September I saw Amos and Clark before the magistrate - Amos had my waistcoat on; I had had it fifteen years, He said he changed it with Crawley for a black one. I afterwards found my trowsers on Clark, who had turned them up at the knees to appear like breeches; my property was worth 4 l. It was all I had in the world.

SARAH STEEL . I am the wife of the last witness. I left my apartment about half-past five o'clock in the evening. I discovered that we were robbed. When Clark and Amos were before the magistrate, Clark had my husband's waistcoat on - we afterwards found that Amos had the trowsers tucked up like breeches.

THOMAS WARD . I was employed to take care of some cows at Tottenham, near Steel's house. On the 31st of August, about twelve o'clock, I saw the prisoners Crawley and Amos, a third person was looking out on the watch about a field off. They asked me if the people were gone out? I said No (though they were out), as I thought they were after no good. They said, if I told such a lie as that they would beat me. They then went and looked in my tent, there was nothing there but an old coat - Crawley said that was not worth taking. They knocked my tent down, then went towards the house, and I lost sight of them. I afterwards saw them in custody.

WILLIAM BYGRAVE. I am a hay-binder, and live at Tottenham. On the 31st of August, about two o'clock in the afternoon, I saw Crawley and Clark, with another man, whom I do not recollect - they were about three-quarters of a mile from the prosecutor's - Crawley had something like a cloth under his arm, the other had a white bag at his back - they were coming towards Islington.

WILLIAM GOODMAN . I am beadle of Tottenham. Amos and Clark were given into my custody. I took them before the magistrate. Next morning Crawley was taken and delivered to me. As I took him to the House of Correction, I told him Amos had a waistcoat on, which he said he had from him in exchange for a black one. Crawley said,

"He is a fool for putting on that waistcoat, for he was sure to be known. Amos said he would put a pair of sleeves in it, and then nobody will know it - but since they have gone so far as that against me, have you examined Clark's trowsers?" I said I had not. He said,

"He has now got on part of the stolen property, and the coats and breeches are pawned at Islington." I found them at a pawnbroker's at Islington. I went and found the trowsers on Clark.

GEORGE STOWELL . I am shopman to Mr. Drew, who is a pawnbroker, at Islington. On the 31st of August, about four o'clock, Amos pledged a coat and a pair of breeches with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CLARK'S Defence. I gave Crawley a pair of breeches for the trowsers.

CLARK - GUILTY . Aged 17.

CRAWLEY - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

AMOS - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-179

1252. JOHN HENLEY and MICHAEL HARPER were indicted for feloniously, on the 26th of July , with a certain offensive weapon (to wit), a stick, assaulting Edward Kelly , with intent to rob him, and his monies from his person and against his will feloniously to steal .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating their intent to be to commit a robbery on him.

EDWARD KELLY . I live at Paddington. On the 26th of July I went round to several toll-gates to collect the money which had been received that day; between six and seven o'clock in the evening I was at Kilburn-gate , the prisoner, Henley, and six others, came up in a cart - I have known Henley about four years. I stood against the gatepost, they came through the gate, and paid the toll, Henley put up his stick, struck me, and cut my hat and head, said I should not transport another man, and swore at me. He stunned me - my head bled. He and all the party jumped out of the cart, he seized me by the throat, and swore he would have my bi - dy life. I had 322 l. in my pocket-book. I kept my hand on it, and resisted. They rushed on me, one laid hold of my watch, and tried to get it out, but did not succeed. Henley held me. They had an instrument with which they cut my two fingers, as I held my pocket-book; several people came to my assistance. They all got into the cart and rode off. I am not certain that Harper was one of them.

WILLIAM GUNES . I am a surveyor, and live at Paddington. On the 26th of July I was coming from a public-house, I was about forty yards from the turnpike, when I heard a noise, and saw Henley strike Kelly over the head, with both hands, as hard as he could; Kelly took a whip from a carter, and returned the blow. Henley jumped out of the cart, and said,

"I will serve you out for the old iron rig." He had convicted a person of stealing iron last Sessions. Henley began to beat him, the rest got out of the cart, and a scuffle ensued. I pulled Kelly from them, and kept them off - his head was hurt, and his hat cut; his two fingers were cut, and bled. I begged of them to go away, and let the passengers go through - for near fifty coaches and carts were kept from passing; they went away. I do not know whether Harper was one of them.

RICHARD COATES . I apprehended Harper.

HENLEY'S Defence. Kelly has said he would hang me if he could.

HENLEY - GUILTY .

HARPER - NOT GUILTY .

(See page 391).

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-180

1253. EDWARD JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of January , one braziers' bottom-stake, value 1 l. , the goods of James Binion .

JAMES BINION . I am an ironmonger , and live in Edward-street, Portman-square; the prisoner was in my service. In January last the stake was missing - he left me in February, I found it at Crook's.

WILLIAM CROOK . I am a brazier, and live in William-street, Manchester-square. I knew the prisoner, and told him I wanted a bottom-stake; he said he knew a man who wanted to sell one, and brought me this. I gave him 9 s. for it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Mr. Binion's clerk gave it to me.

GUILTY . Aged 34

Whipped and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-181

1254. WILLIAM CHERRY was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of April , two handkerchiefs, value 8 s. , the goods of William Thomas Dobson .

WILLIAM THOMAS DOBSON . I am a silk manufacturer , and live at Bethnall-green; the prisoner was my apprentice . He pledged two handkerchiefs of mine. I found him in clothes, and they may be what I gave him.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-182

1255. WILLIAM CHERRY was again indicted for stealing, on the 10th of July , one birdcage, value 3 s. , the property of John Munden .

MARTHA MUNDEN . On the 10th of July we lost this cage, with a thrush, from the front of our house, about five o'clock on Saturday morning.

WILLIAM THOMAS DOBSON . About nine o'clock on Saturday morning, the prisoner had the bird and cage in my shop - he said his brother brought it there. He slept in my house. I do not know that he had been out.

WILLIAM ATFIELD . I apprehended the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not go out until six o'clock in the morning - it was lost at five.

WILLIAM STEVENS . I work for Mr. Thompson. The prisoner let me in that morning as usual; he had his slippers on, and did not appear to have been out.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-183

1256. WILLIAM GASKIN was again indicted for stealing two loads of hay, value 8 l. , the property of Edward Law ; and JOHN BUMPSTED was indicted for for receiving the same, knowing it to have been stolen .

No evidence.

(See No. 1244)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-184

1257. CHARLES OLIVER was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of September , 49 lbs. of tea, value 15 l., and one bag, value 1 s. , the property of John Wilmott .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be the property of William Watts .

WILLIAM WATTS . I am a waggoner at Horley, just below Blackwall. On the 10th of September a bag of tea was in the front of my waggon - it was safe when I went by Halfmoon-street, Piccadilly ; a man came up to me there, and asked me to go for a box to take to Brentford. He took me into a public-house about two hundred yards off, and told me to wait there while he fetched it. I had left my son in care of the waggon - the man never returned. My son left the waggon and came to me. On my return I found the prisoner in custody with the bag of tea, which belonged to Mr. Wilmott, of Bagshot. I was answerable for it.

WILLIAM SLADE . I am porter at the Angel Inn, Fleet-market. I was coming from Hyde Park Corner about a quarter past twelve o'clock in the day, and saw the waggon, and a little boy feeding the horses. I saw a man come up and take the boy down Clarges-street; the boy gave the hay into the prisoner's hands to feed the horses. He pretended to feed them, and looked about. A man beckoned to him - he got on the shafts, took the bag of tea out, put it on the shafts, and took it away about twenty yards; I then secured him with it, and brought him back.

THOMAS GOOK . I am a constable. I took the prisoner in charge. I found a waggoner's hook on him, and 9 d.

Prisoner. I was in distress.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-185

1258. JOHN COOK and HENRY LEWIS were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of July , one pocket-book, value 5 s., the property of a certain man unknown, from his person .

THOMAS GOOK . I am a constable. On the 13th of July I was on duty nearly opposite the House of Lords, as the Prince Regent was returning from the House. I observed several gangs of pickpockets - among the rest I saw the prisoners and a third person, whom I very well knew, sounding peoples' pockets. After watching them three or four minutes, I saw them following two gentlemen very close, until they came opposite Palace-yard . The gentlemen were obliged to stop till the procession passed. One of the prisoners got close behind, and tried the gentleman's right-hand pocket, but, I believe, did not succeed. The procession passed, and the gentlemen ran across, which disappointed them. The three overtook them in Great George-street. I went along on the right side, and directed Glassborough to keep on the left. A coach or two intervened, which prevented my seeing at times, but I saw them draw close round the gentlemen. The hand of the middle man went into the pocket - I think it was Lewis, but am not certain - a pocket-book was drawn out. I turned to secure them, and heard Glassborough call out,

"Secure Jack Cook !" I collared him, and took him back to Glassborough, who had hold of Lewis with his right-hand, and the pocket-book in his left. I called to the gentlemen, and told them they were robbed - they came back. The right-hand gentleman claimed it, and wanted me to give it up, which I refused to do until we went before a magistrate. He followed me into a public-house, where we took the prisoners to search them, and threatened me with an action if I did not give it up. He followed us to the watch-house, and said he would come forward if I would give him some papers of no consequence out of it, which I did. He took a memorandum or two, rubbed some out, then threw the book at me, and said I might keep it and be d - d, for he was not going to have the trouble of prosecuting. As we went to the office, the prisoners said, as the gentleman would not come forward, they wished they had a few pounds to make it up with me - I said I would hear nothing of the kind.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. Q. You did not see the hand in the pocket - A. Yes, but whose it was I cannot say. There were very few people there, as the procession was not passing then.

THOMAS GLASSBOROUGH . I was with Gook, and saw the prisoners and another following the gentlemen. They crossed over to George-street, and went about six or seven yards down the street. I saw Lewis put his hand into the gentleman's pocket, take the pocket-book out, and hand it towards Cook, but before he could take it I secured Lewis and took it from him. I called to Gook to secure Cook, which he did. I had seen Cook feel several gentlemens' pockets.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-186

1259. THOMAS EVERETT was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , 36 trusses of hay, value 6 l. 6 s. , the property of Benjamin Brook .

BENJAMIN BROOK . I live in Allsop's-place, Regent's Park, the prisoner was my carter . On the 11th of May I sent him with a load of hay to Mr. Baker, salesman, in St. James's-market, I never saw it after. He was not to sell it himself, but to deliver it to the salesman. He brought the horses back, but I did not see him - he did not bring the cart back.

SHARRARD HART. I am a stable-keeper, in Beaumont-mews, Beaumont-street. On the 11th of May I bought a load of hay of a man whom I do not remember - it was in the street; he said he wanted the cart, and sold the hay for 6 l. 6 s. He drove up the gateway of the mews, and delivered it there.

Q. Did you pay him for it - A Yes. He delivered part in Devonshire-mews. I believe the prisoner is the man, but am not certain.

THOMAS GAYWOOD . I am servant to Mr. Bernard, of the New Road. I was in Devonshire-mews, and saw the prisoner drive up to the stable-door with two horses and a cart, which had some hay in it. I had seen him drive the horses before.

JOSEPH BAKER . I am a salesman. I saw the prosecutor's empty cart in the market about nine o'clock in the morning. The ropes which bound the hay were left at the inn for me.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-187

1260. WILLIAM BURGESS was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of August , 3 lbs. of nails, value 18 d.; 5 lbs. of

lead, value 5 d., and 11 lbs. of copper, value 8 s. , the property of Joseph Dowson , Thomas Old , William Dalrymple Dowson , and Christopher Dowson .

THOMAS LOCK . I am foreman to Messrs. Joseph Dowson , Thomas Old , William Dalrymple Dowson , and Christopher Dowson , who are ship-builders , at Limehouse - the prisoner was their night watchman ; his duty was to watch the yard - he had been four or five days in their employ.

JOHN SHIELDS . I am a Thames Police surveyor. On Sunday, the 26th of August, about six o'clock in the morning, I stopped the prisoner on Limehouse-bridge, coming out of the prosecutors' dock; he had a great-coat folded up under his arm. I asked him what he had got there? he told me

"He had got nothing but his great-coat." I laid hold of it, felt it, put it over the bridge, and shook it. I saw something fall out with oakum round - I laid hold of it, and took him to the office. I found 3 lbs. of nails in his hat - he dropped a piece of lead. I returned, and found a piece of copper in the dock, under where I shook his coat.

THOMAS LOCK re-examined. I know this to be the property of the prosecutors.

Prisoner. I have a large family.

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-188

1261. SAMUEL KNIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of August , four spoons, value 10 s.; one pepper-box, value 15 s., and two salts, value 12 s. , the goods of William Brown .

REV. WILLIAM BROWN . I am minister of Gibraltar Chapel , Bethnal-green-road . On the 28th of August my house was being painted outside, I lost this property.

JANE PERRY . I am servant to the Reverend William Brown On the 28th of August I was in the kitchen, a man came with an oil-can in his hand, and appeared to look in at the window - I supposed him to be the painter, and told him if he would knock at the door, somebody would let him in. He did not knock, but the dog barked, and my mistress's sister let him in - this was not the prisoner, but another man. I went up stairs, the prisoner was not in the passage then. I went away for two or three minutes; when I came back again the prisoner was in the passage. I followed him through the passage, and asked him to paint the window over again, as the cat had dirtied it, and my master would be very angry if he saw it - I left him, thinking he would paint it. In a few minutes I went into the kitchen, he was at the shutter. I asked him if he was going to paint it again? he said it was not quite dry. I left them, and went down to breakfast, expecting they would go on painting - they went away, and shut the door after them. The prisoner had a basket in his hand - I supposed they were connected together. I had left them in the passage, close to the parlour-door; the property was in the parlour closet. All the family were in the kitchen.

Q. Are you sure the prisoner is one of them - A. I am.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. Q. Did you see them go out - A. Yes, I saw them through the kitchen window. They left together, and walked pretty fast up the walk. The property was safe half an hour before they came, and I missed it before anybody else came. The proper painters did not come that day.

ANN ALLMOND . I am the prosecutor's sister. I was in the parlour, cleaning some china, heard the dog bark, and went to the door; a tall man stood there with an oil-can in his hand; he asked if the parlour shutters were to be painted? I said I did not know. He said he would do a little about, and the other man would come soon. He began to rub the door. I went up stairs, came down, and told him the door was not to be painted yet, he said,

"Very well, I will wait for the other man." While I was absent he left the door - I saw him at the back window with a brush; I found the prisoner in the back kitchen, the other man must have let him in - I thought he was the right man who had been at work for us. My sister went to the back door, and told them they might paint the door if they liked. After that I sent the servant up, she found the door open; soon after I heard a great noise and the door shut. I saw the prisoner and the other man running up the walk - the prisoner had a basket in his hand.

JOHN BROWN. I came down stairs about ten minutes after eight o'clock, and saw two men in the stone kitchen; the prisoner was painting the window-frame - I know he was one of them.

JAMES KENNEDY . On the 28th of August I had information of Mr. Brown's robbery, and a description of the men, which induced me to think the prisoner was one of them. On the Saturday following I heard of another robbery of the same description, at Finsbury-square. On the 5th of September Gleed brought the prisoner, his brother, and two others to my house; the prosecutor's servant identified the prisoner as one of them. He began crying, and said to the others,

"You have brought me into pretty trouble."

BARNARD GLEED . I apprehended the prisoner with others.

JAMES SAUNDERS . I am a painter, and was employed to paint the prosecutor's house. I never sent the prisoner there - he never was in my employ.

JANE PERRY re-examined. They came between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, and left at half-past eight. We lost the articles stated in the indictment.

Prisoner's Defence. I have served fifteen months as a painter. My master had five houses to finish in Bethnal-green-road, he sent me there.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-189

1262. JOHN PROUDLEY and GEORGE THOMPSON were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of August , two bushels of oats, beans, and clover chaff, mixed together, value 6 s. 1 d. , the property of Thomas Fag .

ANDREW KERR . I manage Mr. Fag's yard at the Bell and Crown, Holborn, he has a stable in Leather-lane , Thompson was the horse-keeper there; Proudley is a hackney-coachman . On the 25th of August I was desired to watch Thompson - I slept at the stable. I got up at three o'clock in the morning - Thompson came to the yard about half-past four, and went to his usual work. He opened the gates and pushed them to, but did not shut them.

About five o'clock I saw Proudly come into the yard with an empty sack over his left arm; he pushed open one of the great gates, came in, and walked up the yard towards Thompson. Soon after I saw Thompson go down, open one of the gates, and look about him; then Proudley followed him with a sack, three parts full, on his back - I immediately followed, and took him about thirty yards from the gateway with the sack on his back, and said,

"I have got you now; I have been looking for you sometime." He begged for mercy, and that I would let him go with his coach - I did not see his coach then. He dropped the sack, our porter secured it. I took him back to the yard where Thompson was - Thompson wanted to get out of the gate, I pushed him back, and secured them both. I found the sack contained a mixture of oats, beans, and clover chaff - there were two bushels. Thompson had eleven horses to feed; I gave him out the corn every day.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. Q. Has he any horses of his own in the yard - A. No. Proudley once lived in the same house with him.

Cross-examined by MR. BROADRICK. Thompson knew I slept in the yard.

THOMAS WOODS . I am porter to Mr. Fag. I got up at three o'clock, and watched near the gate in Leather-lane. About five Proudley came with his coach, which stopped at the corner of Charles-street. He opened the coach-door. I did not see him again till I saw him come out of the stable gate with the sack on his back, and going towards his coach - Kerr followed him. I took the sack, and found Thompson in the yard - he said he gave it to Proudley, and both begged for mercy.

PROUDLEY - GUILTY . Aged 32.

THOMPSON - GUILTY . Aged 42.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-190

1263. GEORGE STANBURY was indicted for embezzling 9 s. in monies numbered, and fourteen 1 l. bank notes, which he had received on account of his master , William Barker .

WILLIAM BARKER . I live in King-street, Holborn , and am a grocer ; the prisoner was two years in my service, and collected bills two days in every week. John Thurgood owed me 14 l. 9 s. 3 d., the prisoner never accounted to me for it.

JOHN THURGOOD . I keep a chandler's shop in Titchfield-street, Oxford-market, and deal with the prosecutor. On the 17th of August I paid the prisoner 14 l. 9 s. 3 d. on account of his master - I paid him in 1 l. notes, and produce his receipt.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-191

1264. WILLIAM BOWEN was indicted for embezzlement .

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-192

1265. ANN BARNES was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of August , one shawl, value 8 s. , the property of Eleanor Harris .

ELEANOR HARRIS . On the 23d of August, I went to Maria Bridgewater 's, at Battle-bridge, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, and left my shawl at Mr. Thompson's. I went for it between three and four o'clock, and it was gone.

CHARLES THOMPSON . I am an ironmonger, and live at Battle-bridge . Harris left the shawl with me, I put it behind my counter, when she came for it I could not find it - the prisoner had been in the shop just before. I found it at the pawnbroker's.

HENRY MACDONALD . I am a pawnbroker, and live just by the prosecutrix. The prisoner pledged a shawl with me, the prosecutrix came and claimed it. I cannot produce it, for as I was coming to this Court on Saturday it was picked out of my pocket.

ELEANOR HARRIS re-examined. I saw the shawl - it was mine.

GEORGE KING . I took the prisoner in charge, and found the duplicate on her.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Three Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-193

1266. JAMES BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of August , one coat, value 5 s. , the property of Thomas Smith .

THOMAS SMITH . I lost my coat from Calthorpe-street, Gray's Inn-lane , on the 20th of August.

JOHN LANKSON . I was at work on a shore near the premises; the prisoner came with a trowel in his hand, and went into the building. He came out, I followed him, and he threw the coat down.

RICHARD ROACH . I saw the prisoner come out with the coat under his arm. I asked him what he had got? He threw it down, and I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Confined Six Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-194

12. SAMUEL ARCHER was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of August , one table-cloth, value 5 s.; one table-cover, value 2 s.; one pair of drawers, value 6 d., and one gown, value 1 s. , the property of William Brightwen .

MARY BRIGHTWEN . On the 20th of August, about eight o'clock in the morning, I was informed that a man had run out with a bundle from my bed-room. I ran out, called, Stop thief! and met my husband, who secured the prisoner.

WILLIAM BRIGHTWEN . I am a hair-dresser . I saw the prisoner running; he threw the property down, and I secured him.

ELIZA LONGFIELD . I saw the prisoner come out of the prosecutor's bed-room with the bundle.

JAMES NEVILLE . I was in Prescott-street, heard an alarm, and stopped the prisoner, who was running. He said,

"Let me go, I have only stolen a penny loaf." I said,

"Where is it, I will pay for it?" He could not produce it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-195

1268. MARY ANN BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of September , one watch, value 1 l.; one chain, value 6 d., and two seals, value 6 d., the goods of Samuel Ward , from his person .

SAMUEL WARD . On the 10th of September, about half-past twelve o'clock, I was going home - I was about half way down Rosemary-lane. The prisoner accosted me, and said,

"My dear, where are you going?" I said I was going home and did not want her; she still kept hold of my arm, and would walk by my side. I took her into a public-house, and gave her some gin, in order to get rid of her - she would insist upon seeing me home. I told her to go about her business, and wrenched myself from her - at that moment she took my watch. I did not miss it till I got home, then ran immediately to the watchman, and described her to him; he took me to another watchman, who found her, and produced my watch.

JOHN MARSHALL . I am a watchman. About half-past two o'clock in the morning, the prosecutor was brought to me by a watchman, who said Mary Ann Brown had robbed him. I found her in White's-yard, and asked her for the watch? she said she had never seen him or his watch. She then went to her lodgings, took it from the fireplace, and gave it to me; it was concealed in an old shoe.

Prisoner's Defence. He left it on my table.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-196

1270. JOHN COX was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of August , 200 yards of lace, value 40 l. , the property of Eliza Sprigg .

ELIZA SPRIGG . I keep a linen-draper's shop in Bedfordshire; the prisoner is a lace-dealer . I gave him 200 yards of lace to sell for me, instead of of which he pawned it, and sent me the duplicate.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. You sold it to him - A. Yes, and gave him a bill of it.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-197

1271. RICHARD CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of August , one pair of boots, value 6 s. , the goods of Richard Bond .

RICHARD BOND. I am a shoemaker , and live at St. Giles's ; the prisoner was looking at some boots, which hung at my door. While I was serving a customer, a gentleman came and gave me information, and I found a pair had been cut off the string; the prisoner was secured, but was discharged at night as a witness did not appear,

ROBERT FOWLER . I saw the prisoner cut the boots from the door; I secured him, but he had made away with the boots - I am sure he is the man. He begged for mercy.

Prisoner's Defence. The man stopped me, but I never saw them.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-198

1272. WILLIAM COX , JOHN STALKER , and JOHN TURFFREY were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of August , one coat, value 8 s. , the property of Thomas Fenn .

THOMAS FENN. I am a labourer ; I was in Brick-lane with a load of straw. The officer told me I had lost my coat, and I missed it.

THOMAS REYNOLDS . I am an officer. On the 7th of August, about eleven o'clock, I saw six men pass my door in Brick-lane, and watched them. They had not got above twelve yards before they surrounded the prosecutor's cart; Cox jumped into the cart, took the coat, and jumped out with it under his arm. I went in pursuit of him, but could not overtake him, when I returned, the other five were gone - I informed the prosecutor. I went to Worship-street office, and the magistrate desired me to apprehend them when I saw them - the other two were part of the gang; I knew them all well before. I afterward apprehendeds them.

Prisoner Cox. Q. What do you know of me - A. You belong to a desperate gang.

COX - GUILTY . Aged 24.

STALKER - GUILTY . Aged 26.

TURFFREY - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-199

1273. JAMES DAVIS and GEORGE HENDRICK were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of August ., one handkerchief, value 3 s., the property of Henry Longman , from his person .

SAMUEL FURZEMAN . I saw the prisoner's in company with another in Drury-lane, following a gentleman. I followed them through Broad-court; they continually attempted the gentleman's pocket - they drew up close behind him in Plumtree-court. In a moment I saw Davis turn, and run down the court, doubling something under his apron - the other two passed the gentleman. I followed Davis, laid hold of him in Broad-street, and found the handkerchief under his apron. I took him into Plumbtree-street, and called the gentleman who claimed it. The gentleman is gone to Ireland - my brother secured Hendrick. The gentleman's name was Henry Longman .

JOHN FURZEMAN . I was watching both, and secured Hendrick.

DAVIS - GUILTY . Aged 18.

HENDRICK - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-200

1274. JAMES DESMOND was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of August , 34 bound books, value 4 l., and eleven spoons, value 50 s. , the property of John Smith .

JOHN GIBBS . I am foreman to Mr. John Smith , who is a book-binder , and lives in Long-acre ; the prisoner was employed in the manufactory . Between April and August we lost these books; suspicion fell on him. On the 4th of August, the servant missed the tea-spoons - she said they were safe the night before; I found the prisoner had been into the kitchen, and suspected him. I did not see him from that time till Saturday, then charged him with the robbery - he denied it. He left me suddenly, and went to the privy; I went there, and found his pocketbook, containing duplicates of the property.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am an officer. I was sent for, found the pocket-book in the privy, and asked the prisoner

why he threw it down? He said because the ticket of the spoons was in it,

JOHN HUGHES . I am a pawnbroker. On the 21st of July, the prisoner pledged a spoon with me, and on the 4th of August four more.

ROBERT UPSALL . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged four tea-spoons with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I pledged them for another man.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-201

1275. JOHN GAY was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July , 5 s., in copper monies numbered , the monies of Thomas Atto .

MARY ATTO . My husband keeps the Rose, public-house , Frog-lane, Islington . On the 12th of August some children informed me that the prisoner had moved a 5 s. paper of halfpence from one end of the counter to the other. I supposed he meant to take them away.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-202

1276. RICHARD HULSTON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of August , one watch, value 30 s., the goods of Richard Handley , from his person .

RICHARD HANDLEY . On the 8th of August, I was at Ratcliff-highway ; there was a crowd at the top of Denmark-street . The prisoner came up, and tried to snatch my watch out, but did not succeed. I secured him.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-203

1277. JOHN LAWRENCE , WILLIAM LOCK , and RICHARD COLEBECK were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of July , 60 lbs. of lead, value 5 s., the property of Richard Jeffreys , and fixed to a building of his .

RICHARD JEFFREYS . I have some unfinished houses in College-street, Camden-town ; I lost the lead from the gutters.

JOHN DAVIS . On the 17th of July, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was informed three boys had gone into the vaults of these houses. I watched there a considerable time, at last one boy came up to the top of the vault, looked out, saw me watching, came towards me, and sat down on the ground; he went back again, and was there a considerable time. I afterwards saw three boys come out of the vaults with their clothes unbuttoned - I laid hold of them all, called for assistance; a man came and tied their hands together. I went into the vault, and there found the three prisoners, with six pieces of lead, partly covered over with bricks and dirt. I secured them also, and with assistance took them to the watch-house. On my road to the watch-house Pearce said he would tell all he knew about it. They were committed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM PEARCE . I went to bathe with my brother, a boy threw stones at me, and ran down to the building; I went down, and saw the prisoners, Lawrence was on the rafters, conveying the lead down to the other two, Colebeck helped him, Lock cut it, bent it up, and covered it over.

LAWRENCE - GUILTY . Aged 15.

LOCK - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

COLEBECK - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Confined Six Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-204

1278. THOMAS LANGFORD and JOHN BONE were indicted for stealing, on the 2d of August , one watch, value 2 l., and two seals, value 10 s. , the property of Robert Lloyd Jones .

ROBERT LLOYD JONES . I live in Charles-square, Hoxton, at an academy there. On the 2d of August, I was bathing in the New River , my watch was in my hat - I observed the prisoner, Langford, on the bank of the river, about five yards from my clothes; I was called out of the water, and informed my watch was stolen; some gentlemen pursued the prisoners, and in about an hour and a half I saw them in Hackney watch-house, with the watch.

ROBERT BISHOP . I am fellow-student of the last witness. I was near his clothes, dressing myself, and heard seals rattle, turned round, and saw Langford walk away - when he got about thirty yards off he called Bone. I saw Langford put the watch into his pocket, and both ran away. I followed them into the next field, and then gave up the pursuit.

SAMUEL HARDING . I was in a field at the back of Church-street, Newington; the prisoners passed me, and went about twenty yards up Rochester-alley - two or three gentlemen came up, and said a watch had been stolen. I followed them, and saw Bone take something out of his pocket, and give it to Langford. I saw the seals fall out of Bone's hand. I secured them.

THOMAS ATKINS . I am a constable. I found the watch on Bone.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

LANGFORD'S Defence. I found it on the grass.

LANGFORD - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Whipped and Discharged.

BONE - NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-205

1279. DANIEL M'CARTHY was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of September , 10 lbs. of ivory, value 5 s. , the property of the London Dock Company .

THOMAS GEORGE . I am a labourer in the service of the London Dock Company; the prisoner was at work in the same warehouse with me. There was a great deal of ivory there. I saw him take an elephant's tooth out of the window, and put it under his jacket. I had seen him take it before that, and throw it from one end of the warehouse to the other, and said it would make a nice fid. After that I returned from lunch, saw him take it from the window, put it under his overalls, and go out of the warehouse, towards the privy. Barton afterwards gave me information - I went to a pile of wood near the privy, and found that tooth, with three others, in the pile of wood,

THOMAS BARTON . I am a labourer at the London Docks. George informed me. I followed the prisoner as far as the privy door, he was in the act of stooping, and shook his trowsers - he saw me - I went in, and remained about two minutes. I left him there.

WILLIAM CLARK . I am a constable. The prisoner acknowledged taking the tooth out of the warehouse.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had some words with George - it is only his malice.

THOMAS GEORGE re-examined. We had no dispute.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Transported for Life .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-206

1280. ABRAHAM DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of September , one watch, value 3 l.; one seal, value 6 d., and one key, value 6 d., the goods of William Turner Parry , from his person .

WILLIAM TURNER PARRY . I live in Colebrook-row, Islington. On the 10th of September, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I was near the top of the City-road , returning home; Hunt's prossession was coming, and I tucked my ribbon and seals out of sight. I observed two or three people particularly active, and a bustle in the crowd, and in about a minute I missed my watch - next morning Ward brought it to me. I could not discover any person in particular.

FRANCIS WARD . I am constable of Holborn. I was in the City-road while the mob were waiting for the procession; there was a hue and cry of Stop thief! I saw the prisoner running from a gentleman who had lost his watch - I seized him; he said he had not got the gentleman's watch, or any other watch. He made a great resistance. I said,

"You need not resist, if you have no watch, you will come to no harm." I took him into the City Arms, searched him, and found three watches on him. He gave me two from his left-hand pocket - the third he pulled from his right side, and threw it under the bench, which the prosecutor claimed; he said he found them tied up in a handkerchief - I asked him where the handkerchief was? He said he did not know. When I brought him out, a gang endeavoured to rescue him. I was in great danger.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a lad drop a parcel, picked it up, and found it was the watches.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-207

1281. SAMUEL LAYTON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of September , six books, value 10 s. , the property of Thomas Corbett .

MARY CORBETT . I am the wife of Thomas Corbett , who is a bookseller , and lives in Great Wild-street . On the 7th of September, the prisoner came to buy a book - he came three or four times. Next day he came, and saw me at the end of the shop; I missed a book, and asked him if he had taken it? He said No, and ran out of the shop.

RICHARD SMITHERS . I apprehended the prisoner on another charge, and found him offering these books for sale.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-208

1282. JAMES HOWLETT was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of July , one handkerchief, value 5 s., the property of Augustus Clissold , from his person .

AUGUSTUS CLISSOLD . I live in Aldermanbury. On the 30th of July, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening. I was in Islington-fields . When I got to the end of the path leading to Newington, I missed my handkerchief; there were several people about. In about ten minutes, the prisoner was stopped, and the handkerchief produced.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Did any part of your handkerchief hang out - A. I do not know.

BENJAMIN BARFOOT . I live in Union-place, City-road. I saw the prosecutor's handkerchief partly out, and saw the prisoner take it quite out, and put it into his bosom. I told a gentleman; he was followed and secured. He was never out of my sight.

Cross-examined. Q. Are you certain that the handkerchief did not fall out - A. Yes; the prisoner ran to the end of another field.

MATTHEW STEVENS . I am a watchman. I heard the cry of Stop him! saw the prisoner running, and followed him; he sat himself down before I came up. I picked the handkerchief up about fifty yards before I came up to him.

Cross-examined Q. You know the prisoner - A. Yes. He bears the best of characters.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-209

1283. JOHN MURPHY was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of July , two curtains, value 3 s. , the goods of Richard Reppin .

RICHARD REPPIN . I am a baker , and live in George-street, St. George's in the East . On the 12th of July, about five o'clock in the afternoon, I was standing opposite my shop, and saw the prisoner come out with something red under his coat. I ran over, missed the curtains from the back of the shop, and followed him; a neighbour secured him in the privy, and the curtains were found down that privy.

GEORGE SEYFRIED . I live next door to the prosecutor. I saw him in pursuit of the prisoner, followed, but lost him for a minute. I found the prisoner in the privy of a public-house, and found the curtains down the privy.

Prisoner's Defence. He did not catch me in the privy.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-210

1284. FRANCIS SWINTON was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of July , one handkerchief, value 7 s., the property of Michael Chick , from his person .

MICHAEL CHICK . I live in Watling-street. On the

31st of July, about half-past eight o'clock in the evening, I was in Coppice-row , walking arm-in-arm with a friend, and felt a pull at my pocket, turned round, and saw the prisoner running. I pursued, and overtook him without losing sight of him, and found my handkerchief on him.

EDWARD READ . I am a constable. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw the prisoner running. I took him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It laid on the ground, I picked it up, and ran away with it. The gentleman was in liquor.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-211

1285. PETER STOCKTON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of September , two shillings, and two sixpences , the monies of William Pratt .

WILLIAM PRATT . I am servant at the Angel Inn , High-street, St. Giles's ; the prisoner lodged in the same room with me - nobody else; the money was in my box, which was locked. The prisoner went into the room in the afternoon, and as soon as he came down, I went up and missed my money - it was safe just before; the lock must have been picked. He was taken immediately, and the money that was missed found on him.

JOHN RAMSAY . I keep the Angel Inn; the prisoner was quartered there. I stopped him, sent for a constable, who found the money on him - I had marked it to detect him.

JAMES JORDAN . I am a constable. I searched the prisoner, found two shillings and two sixpences on him, and the key of his box, which had been altered to fit the prosecutor's box.

Prisoner's Defence. The carpenter filed the key to make it fit my box.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-212

1286. JAMES WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of September , 31 plates, value 7 s.; one soup-ladle, value 18 d.; four sauce-ladles, value 1 s.; one tea-cup, value 3 d.; six saucers, value 1 s.; one water-craft, value 3 s.; four cruets, value 16 s., and one tumbler, value 18 d. , the goods of Josiah Spode , and William Copeland .

JOSIAH BINION . I am in the employ of Messrs. Josiah Spode and William Copeland . In August last, I observed a woman in Oxford-road exposing china and earthenware for sale. Something about it attracted my notice, and from the conversation I had with her, I was induced to examine the plates, and found my master's name on them - I informed my father. The woman lived at No. 9, White Hart-yard - the prisoner was in our employ.

WALTER BINION . I have been 35 years in the prosecutor's service. On the 7th of September, in consequence of what my son informed me, I went to Oxford-street, and saw the woman - she said her name was Wilson, and with some trouble I got from her, that she lived at No. 9, White Hart-yard, Drury-lane - Tilley keeps the house. I went with Perry to search that lodging about a quarter before nine o'clock in the morning; the prisoner was at the warehouse at the time. I went to the front garret, found the same woman there, and said we were come for more plates, the same as we had bought of her in Oxford-road - she said she had more. I found all this property there, and bought it of her for 12 s. 6 d.; it was the property of Messrs. Spode and Copeland, and has their name on it. I bought 48 plates of her, and found 31, and these things at her lodgings. The water-craft I know by a flaw, and the plates also - we never sold any of that pattern. I could not bring them all away at once, and on going a second time, I found them removed. We apprehended the prisoner at the warehouse, and asked him where he lived? He at first refused to tell the officer. Mr. Copeland then asked him, and he said, at No. 9, White Hart-yard, in the garret, and said he had a wife and two children - he was taken to the office. I keep the keys of the warehouse, and am always there the first and the last. The prisoner always came first, and went to work immediately.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. Q. How long was he in your service - A. Eleven months - we took him out of charity. We sell all our damaged goods to one man, but these are not damaged.

PETER PERRY . I am an officer. I accompanied Binion to the house - he has spoken correctly.

THOMAS TILLEY . I keep the house, No. 9, White Hart-yard. The prisoner occupied the front garret - the woman there was his wife.

Prisoner's Defence. I have dealt in china and glass ever since 1802, and have frequently dealt with the prosecutors. When I found they kept me in their employ, I sold off my stock at reduced prices - I never robbed any man.

WALTER BINION re-examined. Here is a soup-dish among the things, which has not been made above four months. We made these articles.

MR. POTTER. I am in the prosecutor's house. I once sold the prisoner a dish, but nothing else.

GUILTY . Aged 49.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-213

1287. RICHARD HEARNE was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of December , 30 lbs. of hay, value 2 s. 6 d. , the goods of Alexander Fraser and Henry Hugh Fraser .

THOMAS BALLARD . I was constable of Edgware, and keep a shop. On a Sunday in December last, the prisoner, who is a labourer , came to me at Little Stanmore, about a mile from Messrs. Frazers'; he said he had a truss or bundle of hay, and asked if he should bring it? I said I did not care, he might if he liked - he said he would bring it at nine o'clock. I saw no more of him that night, but when I got up in the morning I found a truss of hay at my back-door - about ten minutes after that Talbot came up, and I delivered it to him. I was putting it into my barn.

DANIEL TALBOT . I am a patrol. In December last the prisoner lived in Stanmore-marsh. On Monday morning I

passed Ballard's house, saw the hay at the door, and kept my eye on it. He came down between five and six o'clock, and was taking it into his barn - I took it from him. In consequence of what he said I apprehended the prisoner - he said he did not bring the hay there. He escaped from me twice that morning; I then gave him to the constable, he got from him, and was not taken till this month. Ballard said he took the hay to detect the prisoner.

ALEXANDER FRAZER . I am in partnership with Henry Hugh Frazer . Talbot showed me the hay; I lost a truss, and have no doubt of its being mine by its growth, which was particular.

Prisoner's Defence. I was binding some hay for a gentleman, and he gave it to me.

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-214

1288. ANDREW COLBERT was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of August , from the person of William Fawdon , one pocket-book, value 6 d., and one 1 l. bank-note , his property.

WILLIAM FAWDON . I am a labourer . On Sunday, the 8th of August, between two and five o'clock in the afternoon, I was in the tap-room of the Queen's Head, public-house, at Knightsbridge , having some beer, the prisoner came in, and sat on the opposite side of the room - there was a man much older than himself, who quarrelled with him. I told the prisoner he had better come and set on my side of the room - he came and sat by my side; we drank together, with two other men. I asked the servant to change me a 1 l. note, he returned it to me, saying that he could not. I wrapped it up in a piece of paper, and put it in my pocket I fell asleep - when I awoke, my breeches-pocket was turned out, and the company and my note were gone, as also my pocket-book, containing my discharge and some duplicates. Next morning I went to Knightsbridge, and found my shirt had been redeemed by producing the duplicate, and that the prisoner had offered a man 3 s. to redeem another shirt of mine - I stopped two of the articles. I traced my note to the Grapes, at Brompton. I found my shirt, which had been redeemed, at the barracks.

JOHN HEMMING . I am waiter at the Queen's Head. The prosecutor was there, and the prisoner sat by his side. On the following morning, about eight o'clock, the prisoner came, and asked me to get a shirt out of pledge for him. He gave me the duplicate of a coat, I returned it - he then gave me one of the shirt. I said I never took things out of pledge for soldiers; he went away. In about a quarter of an hour I saw him with the shirt in his hand.

JOHN WEBSTER . I am in the third regiment of Guards. On Sunday evening, the 8th of August, I went to the White Hart, public-house, with the prisoner. He produced a 1 l. note, he could not get it changed - he then went to Fulham-bridge and changed it.

ROBERT HAMILTON . I am Sergeant of the Company. On the 9th of August the prisoner gave my wife a shirt to wash, I detained it, knowing it was not his. I asked him where he got it? he said he bought it of a fisherman. The prosecutor claimed it.

SARAH HAMILTON. The prisoner gave me the shirt to wash.

JOHN COLLIER . I am an officer. I produce the duplicate of another shirt, which I found on the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was at a public-house - two soldiers sold me the duplicates after the prosecutor went out.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-215

1289. WILLIAM TURNER was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of August , two planes, value 7 s. , the property of Henry Willis .

HENRY WILLIS . I am a carpenter , and live in Wood-street, Spitalfields. On the 16th of August I lost two planes.

JOHN TAYLOR . I am a journeyman carpenter. I was in the shop, and saw the prisoner take the planes from the window. I collared him - he said he took them to play with.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Six Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-216

1290. JAMES STATHAM WARNER was indicted for bigamy .

RICHARD SELLERS YARNELL . I am a tallow-chandler. My sister Elizabeth was a single woman; I was present when she was married to the prisoner at St. James, Clerkenwell, in July, 1811 or 1812 - she married him by the name of James Statham Warner; they lived together twelve or eighteen months. After she left him, he wrote to me to know if she was living? I returned him no answer. He was out-door servant to a gentleman at Tottenham. After he left her he went to live at Epping Forest. My sister is alive, I saw her last week.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. They quarrelled and parted - A. Yes. He made her an allowance for the last nine months, but not before. He wrote to me from the north of England, I never answered him.

LEWIS STEPHEN GUENIGAULT , I was present at the prisoner's marriage with Elizabeth Long , on the 17th of July, 1815 , at St. James, Clerkenwell , by the name of James Alphonson Statham Warner - she was a single woman - she had no property. They lived together until he was apprehended,

Q. His first wife knew he was married again - A. Yes.

Prisoner's Defence. I made every endeavour to find out my first wife, but without effect. Her sister told me she was dead, and I had not heard of her for four years.

SAMUEL MARCHANT . I am the prisoner's brother-in-law. I was present when his first wife agreed to accept of an allowance - that is since he was married again.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Confined One Year .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-217

1291. ALEXANDER LAUDER was indicted for that he, on the 30th of August , being servant to David Vines ,

did, upon trust and confidence, deliver unto him four sacks of flour, value 15 l.; 12 bushels of flour, value 15 l.; two grates, value 2 l.; one copper, value 2 l.; one muffin-stove, value 2 l.; one desk, value 1 l.; two drawers, value 10 s., and two peels, value 10 s., his property, safely to keep the same to the use of the said David Vines ; and that he, the prisoner, after such delivery, and while he was such servant, did feloniously withdraw himself from his said master, and go away with the said goods, with intent to steal the same, and defraud his said master thereof, contrary to the trust and confidence in him put by his said master , against the statute.

SECOND COUNT, for stealing the said goods.

DAVID VINES . I am a mealman , and live at Reading, in Berkshire. About the beginning of August I took a house of the prisoner at Hackney , persons were in for distress. I paid him 8 l. 8 s., and took upon myself to pay the arrears, which, with the 8 l. 8 s., was 15 l. - he was a baker . I took possession by his assent. He said he wished to be employed by me, to conduct the business for me - I agreed to this, and was to pay him 2 l. a week to attend to the business in my absence; he was to make the bread, sell it, and account to me for the produce on demand. I was to supply the flour.

Q. Were there certain fixtures in the house - A. Yes; he sold them to me, and an inventory was taken in his presence.

Q. Were the articles stated in the indictment fixed - A. Yes; the stoves, desk, and copper - the drawers were part of the desk.

Q. You sent in twelve sacks of flour - A. I did, and in about ten days after I called on him for the proceeds - he gave me 4 l. in money, and wrote on a piece of paper,

"4 l. money, and 2 l. wages," and said

"This is all I have to give you at present." He had consumed five or six sacks of flour. I saw three or four sacks of flour standing in the shop. I went away, telling him, if he did not go on to give better satisfaction, I should send for the remaining flour, and discharge him.

COURT. Q. You did not forbid him to make more bread - A. No; he and his wife came and pleaded hard, I consented to let him go on, as he promised a better account. About a week after I went to my premises, and found them shut up; I could not get admission. On the Saturday following I employed Clark to paint the house.

Q. In consequence of some information, what did you do - A. I went to Hertford, and saw the prisoner opposite Mr. Kimpton's, the baker, door - this was the first Friday in September. I gave him in charge, and accompanied him to London. He called me every thing that was vile, and used violent expressions. I got the key of my premises, went there, and found neither the flour, sacks, nor fixtures. Three sacks and two or three bushels of flour, also some empty sacks, have been returned to me by Mr. Kimpton, of Hertford. I believe Kimpton also returned all the fixtures.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. You are assignee to a person named Easton - A. Yes; I became assignee on the 10th of August last.

Q. Had you any claim on the prisoner, except as assignee of Easton - A. No; I found him in possession of the house and fixtures, carrying on business. He said it was all to be his on the payment of 100 l., and he had paid 15 l. of it. The house belonged to Easton's estate. An agreement was signed between us, which was read over to him.

Q. Will you swear it was read over to him - A. I will not swear the agreement was read to him, but the memorandum was.

Q. Did you not say to the prisoner,

"If you don't render up the property to me which you have paid for, I shall send the messenger, and take it by force" - A. Never in my life. I produce the receipt for the eight guineas I paid.

Q. Does it not say,

"Received of Alexander Lauder " - A. It says

"Received of Mr. Lauder." I had not then got possession.

Q. Had he not liberty to sell the bread to whom he liked - A. Yes, but to give no credit. He gave me no notice of his intention to leave. Clark said he thought he was gone to Hertford. When I took him at Hertford he said he had been misled.

Q. Did he not say he was misled by signing an agreement with you which he ought not to have signed - A. I do not remember, it might be so. Kimpton said he held the goods for one Norman, and would not let them go without his order.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. The prisoner gave up possession, and became your servant - A. Yes; he was to bake the flour and sell the bread, not to sell flour in the sack. Clark told me he heard Norman, a miller at Hertford, advise the prisoner to get out of the way; he said he must look to him for protection, and Norman told him to go to Hertford, and in two or three weeks it would all be blown over.

COURT. Q. Your only contract with the prisoner was, that he should bake your flour, and you was to give him 2 l. a week - A. Yes; he was to devote all his time to my service. He was to render me no other service than to bake.

COURT. This is no larceny.

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-218

1292. THOMAS HAZELY was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of September , 13 lbs. of lead, value 18 d., belonging to Edward Hughes , and fixed to his dwelling-house, and one fixture (i.e.) one brass cock, value 6 d., his property, and fixed to the said dwelling-house, he having no title to the same .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be stolen from a building of the said Edward Hughes .

EDWARD HUGHES . I have two houses in Duval's-lane, Islington , the keys of which I left with Mrs. Humphries. On the 14th of September I went with a gentleman to show him the premises, and found the lead pipe taken from the yard, as also the cock which was attached to it - it was fixed to the house; I found it at Worship-street a few days after, and compared it with the remainder of the pipe, it tallied.

JOHN HARRIS . I am an officer. On the 13th of September as Hunt's mob was coming into town, I followed the prisoner to Cross-street, Islington, with another; they

carried the lead by turns in a bag. I asked the prisoner what was in the bag? the other said it was old iron, and put the bag down; I went to look into it and he ran off, I secured the prisoner. I found the lead and a little old iron in it - they were in company together when I first saw them. It was about twelve o'clock in the day.

CHARLOTTE HUMPHRIES . I was left in care of the house. I saw the pipe in its proper state at ten o'clock that morning.

Prisoner's Defence. The boy offered me a few halfpence to carry it.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-219

1293. WILLIAM CAMERON was indicted for embezzlement .

CHARLES BISSETT . I am a baker , and live in Featherstone-street, City-road, the prisoner had lived eighteen months with me, and was entrusted to receive money for me. On the 19th of July he went out with his basket and never returned. He never accounted to me for 1 s. 7 d. he received of Sarah Lamb .

SARAH LAMB . I live in Gibraltar-street, Commercial-road, and deal with Bissett. I paid the prisoner 1 s. 7 d. on Saturday - Bisset sent me the bill on Friday.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Fined One Shilling , and Discharged.

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-220

1294. THOMAS BRACKENBOROUGH , CHARLES GREENWOOD , and JOHN CLARK were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of August, one corkscrew, value 6 d.; one silver-mounted cork, value 6 d.; one inkstand, value 6 d.; two table-cloths, value 10 s.; six bottles, value 2 s.; four quarts of wine, value 10 s., and five napkins, value 6 s. , the property of Richard Good , John Davis , John Fletcher , Samuel Burton , Daniel Genotin , and John Josse ; and ELIZA CLARK was indicted for feloniously receiving two table-cloths, one inkstand, and six napkins, part and parcel of the said goods, knowing them to have been stolen .

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

ELIZBETH RIDDLE. I am wife of William Riddle ; I am vestry-woman of the Independent Meeting, White's-row, Spitalfields , and have the care of the property in the vestry - the wine was for the sacrament. On Tuesday, the 31st of August, about eight o'clock in the evening, I locked up the vestry, the articles stated in the indictment were then safe; I went again at ten o'clock next morning, and found they were gone. The prisoners had entered by a window about a yard from the ground.

RICHARD GOOD . I am one of the Deacons of the meeting . I went to the vestry, and found these papers on the table, read -

"You are rich, and we are poor; when this is gone we'll come for more. Catch us, b - g - rs, when you can. - ***."

JOHN PARTRIDGE . I am an officer of Whitechapel. On Wednesday morning, the 1st of September, about one o'clock, I saw three boys running down Red Lion-street very quick, they were the prisoners - I stopped Brackenborough and Greenwood, Clark ran away. I took a corkscrew out of Brackenborough's pocket, and took him to the watch-house, and on Greenwood I found a silver-mounted cork. Brackenborough said he had had the corkscrew some months. I asked them where they had been at that time of the morning? they said,

"Like other lads, spending their time in Swan-alley" - there are a number of houses of ill-fame there. I took them before a Magistrate. Greenwood would give no account how he came by the cork - they were remanded for me to discover the owner. I received information, and found Clark at his mother's house, next door to the meeting, and asked him if he knew the other two prisoners? he said he did very well. I pulled out the corkscrew, and asked him if he knew that? he was very much frightened, and said,

"Yes, it came from next door" (meaning the chapel). I asked him what they had done with the other property? he said Greenwood had taken it to his (Clark's) mother's. I secured him, and went to his mother in Booth-street, Spitalfields. I asked her for the things which Charles had left there - she said she hoped it was all right, but she was afraid something was wrong, and therefore she took them to Mrs. Markham's, a neighbour - she accompanied me there. Markham said she brought them about seven o'clock in the morning of the robbery. I found a bundle containing two table-cloths, an inkstand, and five napkins. I took her into custody.

HANNAH MARKHAM. Mrs. Clark, left the bundle at my house. I did not know a thing it contained. She asked me to let her leave them till she called.

Cross-examined. Q. You knew her - A. Yes, for ten years. She bore an excellent character.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BRACKENBOROUGH'S Defence. My character was never called in question before.

CLARK'S Defence. My mother is innocent.

ELIZA CLARK 'S Defence. Greenwood brought the things.

BRACKENBOROUGH - GUILTY . Aged 19.

GREENWOOD - GUILTY . Aged 19.

J. CLARK - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

E. CLARK - NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-221

1295. MARY WRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of September , two rows of beads, value 8 s. , the property of Emanuel Hyams .

RACHAEL HYAMS . I am the wife of Emanuel Hyams , who is a lapidary , and lives in Gun-yard, Whitechapel . On the 31st of August I was in Whitechapel, and saw the prisoner with three other women. I asked her if she wanted to buy a necklace? I shewed them to her. She took up one and then another; I asked 9 s. for them. She whispered to the others, and then said she would lash and bolt - I did not know her meaning, and asked her for the beads. The other returned her's, but the prisoner kept what she had got, and offered me 7 s. for them - we agreed for 8 s. She said she had no money, but would get some at the pawnbroker's; she ran into the shop, while the others held me, and kept me outside. The

prisoner then came out, and said I must go home with her. She met a man, and they ran off together; I followed her into Essex-street, she then offered me 5 s. for the two She took me to George-street, and went into a court - I was frightened, and said I would not go there. She ran off with the property - the other woman held me the while. After she went away, the woman let me go, and the man laughed, saying, I looked like a fool. I am sure she is the woman.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. Q. Did you not say you would give her time to pay for them - A. No.

Prisoner's Defence. I paid her for them.

NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-222

1296. THOMAS WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of July , two live tame fowls, price 5 s. , the property of George Arundale .

ELIZA DAVIS . I am servant to George Arundale , who lives in Upper Park-street, Camden-town . On the 25th of July, during the night, the fowls were stolen from the hen-house in the garden; the hen-house was broken open. I found them at the office, and am certain they are our's.

JOHN LIMBRICK . I am an officer. On Sunday morning, between three and four o'clock, I stopped the prisoner in Pancras-fields, with the two fowls in his pocket - they were dead; he was about a quarter of a mile from the prosecutor's. He had other things.

Prisoner's Defence. I found them.

GUILTY . Aged 52.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-223

1297. SARAH RICHARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of August , 14 napkins, value 6 s.; three caps, value 18 d.; one handkerchief, value 6 d.; one petticoat. value 1 s.; three stockings, value 1 s.; one purse, value 1 d., and one frill, value 6 d. , the property of John Messenger .

MARY ANN MESSENGER . I am the wife of John Messenger , who is a publican ; the prisoner was our servant . She only lived three days with us, and on the 10th of August she absconded with these things; I also lost 48 l., and a purse out of the same drawer. My husband apprehended her.

BARNARD GLEED . I am an officer. I found the purse and handkerchief in the prisoner's pocket. She dropped the napkins.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-224

1298. MARTIN DUNN and THOMAS BULL were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of August , 12 lbs. of copper, value 10 s. , the property of John Plumb Baldry , George Faith , and Robert Brown .

JOSIAH SKIRLING . I am foreman to John Plumb Baldry , George Faith , and Robert Brown , School-house-lane, Ratcliff . On the 6th of August, about twelve o'clock in the morning, I suspected the prisoners, and set a man to watch them - they leave work at one o'clock. The prisoners were brought into the counting-house, and I found this property on them.

PETER REDWELL . I am in the prosecutor's service. I hid myself in the loft, and saw both the prisoners take copper, and conceal it under their clothing. I secured them, and took them to the counting-house, where the copper was produced - they were going to dinner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DUNN - GUILTY . Aged 32.

BULL - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Three Months .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-225

1299. SARAH HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of August , one watch, value 2 l.; one chain, value 6 d.; one seal, value 6 s., and one ring, value 1 s., the goods of Benjamin Bryant , from his person .

BENJAMIN BRYANT . I am a labourer in the East India warehouse . On the 23d of August, between one and two o'clock at night, I was returning from my mother's, and stopped at the corner of Castle-street, Wapping , for a necessary purpose - Clark was with me. The prisoner ran up to me, pulled my watch out, and handed it to another woman; I secured her, and gave her in charge. I have not found it.

JOSEPH CLARK . I was with Bryant; the prisoner wanted me to go with her. She ran up, caught hold of Bryant's watch, and I saw her companion go up to her; he missed his watch, and gave her in charge.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

GUILTY Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-226

1300. PHOEBE JEFFRIES and SUSAN GRAY were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of July , 86 yards of cotton, value 3 l. , the property of Henry Weach Burgess .

WILLIAM HENRY SMITH . I am servant to Mr. Henry Weach Burgess , who is a linen-draper , and lives in High Holborn . On the 28th of July, between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, I was serving a customer, and was told somebody had gone from the door; I missed seven pieces of blue print, which were tied up there by a piece of string. I ran out, and saw the prisoners at the corner of Drury-lane; Jeffries had the prints under her shawl. They were hurrying along together.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JEFFRIES'S Defence. A man dropped them, and I picked them up.

JEFFRIES - GUILTY . Aged 20.

GRAY - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Six Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-227

1301. WILLIAM BARBER was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of September , one coat, value 1 l., two crowns, and one 1 l. bank note , the property of Joseph Davis .

JOSEPH DAVIS . I am a tailor , and live at Edmonton . The prisoner lodged at my house five nights. On the 18th of September, I found him in custody when I came home.

ESTHER DAVIS . On the 18th of September, when my husband was out, I missed the prisoner, and also this property. I went out, and overtook him at Ponder's-end, with the coat on his arm; the 1 l. note was found on him - it has my hand-writing on it.

THOMAS AUSTIN . I am a constable. I took the prisoner at Ponder's-end, and found the coat and a 1 l. note on him, also a half crown and 4 s. in silver.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 20.

Judgment Respited

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-228

1302. JOHN ROGERS was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of August , two puncheons, value 2 l. , the property of William Churchill .

WILLIAM HANSLEY . I am servant to Mr. William Churchill , who is a wine and brandy merchant , and lives in Edge-row, Islington . On the 3d of August, these two puncheons were stolen from outside the door - they were chained together; I missed them about half-past six o'clock in the morning - they were safe at five. I found the prisoner in custody with them at the watch-house, about ten o'clock.

ROBERT BROWN . I was constable of the night at Islington. About half-past four o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner with two others at Islington-green - I disturbed them, They sat on the rails till half-past five o'clock, when the watch went off, and then went towards Churchill's house; the prisoner was one of them. Soon after, I saw them rolling two puncheons. I secured the prisoner, but the others ran away.

Prisoner's Defence. Two men asked me if I wanted a job? They rolled the casks from Churchill's door, ran away, and I was taken.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined One Year , and Publicly Whipped .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-229

1303. SARAH WOOD , SARAH SMITH , and PHOEBE BENJAMIN were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of September , two shirts, value 6 s.; two pair of stockings, value 5 s.; four handkerchiefs, value 3 s., and one pair of shoes, value 2 s., the property of John Castle , from his person .

JOHN CASTLE . I am servant to a pork-butcher ,. On the 13th of September, I left Oxford, and came to town. I was in Whitechapel about twelve o'clock at night, and had a bundle containing this property. I was intoxicated, and do not know what happened.

JOHN ALBERT . I am a watchman of Whitechapel. About half-past eleven o'clock at night, Castle passed me with a bundle under his arm; Benjaman was leading him down Somerset-street - the other two joined them; I followed them. Wood and Smith held him against the wall, while Benjamin ran off with his bundle - I secured her. I knew them all before. I sent another watchman, who secured the others.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BENJAMIN - GUILTY . Aged 27.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 20.

WOOD - GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-230

1304. SAMUEL TAYLOR . JAMES HARRIS , and FRANCIS KNIGHT were indicted for stealing, on the 7th of September , one coat, value 2 s., and one key, value 6 d. , the property of Joseph Quilliot .

JOSEPH QUILLIOT . I live at Newington. I lost my coat and key from Mr. Carter's garden, at Kingsland , where I was at work. It was afterwards brought to me.

WILLIAM HUTT . I am a grocer, and live at Kingsland. I saw Harris go into Mr. Carter's garden, and take the coat - he came out and gave it to Taylor. Knight was with them. I had seen all three together before - they all three ran away. I went home and told my master. They were all three apprehended together about a quarter of an hour after; I had noticed them lurking about together for sometime before.

JOHN BUMPSTEAD . I am a publican, and live at Kingsland. I saw the three prisoners run by my house, Taylor had the coat. I called Stop thief! and some brickmaker's stopped them. Taylor threw it down.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

TAYLOR'S Defence. I know nothing of it. I was throwing a stone, and accidentally hit a gentleman, he ran after me, and I was taken.

TAYLOR - GUILTY . Aged 16.

HARRIS - GUILTY . Aged 17.

KNIGHT - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-231

1305. JAMES SULLIVAN was indicted for that he, on the 13th of July , with a certain offensive weapon (i.e.) a pistol, which he in his right hand had and held, upon Michael Collins , unlawfully, maliciously and feloniously make an assault, and with a felonious intent to rob him, and his monies from his person and against his will violently to steal .

SECOND COUNT, stating his intent to be to commit a robbery upon the said Michael Collins .

MICHAEL COLLINS . I am a merchant's clerk , and live in Monyer-street, Hoxton New Town. On the 13th of July, about half-past eight o'clock in the evening, I was coming from Newington church to Hornsey-wood House . I was in a field adjoining the road, reading a book; when I got about halfway across the field I heard a footstep, looked back, and perceived a man holding his head down, and his hand in his bosom - I went on reading for about half a minute, then looked round, as I was in the act of turning he called out

"Stop, Sir!" and immediately presented a pistol towards my breast - he was five or six yards from me - he did not say a word; but expecting every moment to be shot, I screamed, and not hearing any shot I ran away. After running a short distance, I turned, and saw him in the same place, apparently doing something to the lock of the pistol. I got to a stile, and thought myself secure, looked round, and observed nobody was with him. I held my cane up to him, he then put himself in an attitude as if to run after me. I proceeded towards Hornsey-wood House, met an officer, and described the man to him. I cannot speak with certainty to the prisoner's person.

JOHN HARRIS . I am a Bow-street patrol. The prosecutor described the man to me. I rode off, and gave

further information - the prisoner was taken at ten o'clock the same evening.

SAMUEL LACK . I apprehended the prisoner at Ball's pond, and found a pistol in his coat-pocket. I asked him what he had got? he said he had nothing. I seized the pistol, and found it was loaded with five bullets. I also found a large knife in his pocket, with twenty-three other bullets, and some gunpowder. He said he had been to Stepney to shoot sparrows. It was about ten o'clock at night.

MICHAEL COLLINS re-examined. I saw him the following morning; he was dressed the same as the man who attacked me. The colour of his coat and the size of his person were the same.

Q. When you saw him at Bow-street were you certain he was the man - A. I was. I had only a slight glance at him.

Prisoner's Defence. I took the pistol to shoot small birds.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-232

1306. WILLIAM ROBINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of March , one watch, value 20 s. , the property of Esther Ann Gunthorp , widow .

ESTHER ANN GUNTHORPE . I am a widow, and live in Eagle-street, Red Lion-square . On the 20th of March, about half-past three o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came into my room, and sat down in a chair. I was going to bed, and said,

"Bill, what brought you here?" He said his mother wanted to speak to me very particularly, and that she was in the infirmary, in the prison. I said I could not go. He looked at me, and said, will you fetch me two-pennyworth of bread and cheese. I told him to go himself - I would not leave the room. My watch was safe over the mantle-piece. I stooped to take up an iron, and the cloth which concealed my watch fell down - I suppose he took it then, as I immediately missed it; he ran down stairs, I called after him, but he never returned. I have not seen it since. It was safe when he came into the room - he must have taken it. He was apprehended on the 1st of August.

ROBERT EDWARDS . I apprehended the prisoner in Great Wild-street. He ran up stairs to the top of the house, and got out. I secured him.

Prisoner's Defence. I never touched her property.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-233

1307. ANN RIPPING was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of July , one watch, value 15 s. , the property of William Foster .

The prosecutor could not identify the property, and the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-234

1308. MARY ROACH was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of September , one table-cloth, value 2 s. 6 d.; two pair of stockings, value 2 s.; three pinafores, value 1 s. 6 d.; two shifts, value 1 s. 6 d.; one petticoat, value 6 s.; one gown, value 4 s., and one apron, value 2 s. 6 d. , the property of James Sands .

SECOND COUNT, stating them to be the property of Patrick M'Carty .

ANN SANDS . I am wife of James Sands; we live in Gray's-buildings . On Saturday the 4th of September, a little girl brought these things to me to be mangled, about half-past four o'clock the prisoner came for them; I thought she was the child's mother - she said a girl brought them, and described them all; I gave them to her, and have never seen them since. On the Monday I saw her in Calmell-buildings, but did not know her. She was afterwards taken.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Did you not say she was not the person - A. No, I said she was the person.

Q. You first saw her at Murphy's, did you then say she was the woman - A. I said she was like the woman, but she was dressed different then. Next morning I saw her dressed as she was at the time, and said she was the woman. She was let at large by the magistrate, because the person who owned the property did not wish her to be locked up.

BRIDGET M'CARTY. I sent the things to Sands, to be mangled. The prisoner was often at our house. I never authorized her to fetch them

Cross-examined. Q. Were you present when Sands saw her at Murphy's - A. Yes; she said she was not sure that she was the woman.

MARY PILKINGTON . I live in Gray's-buildings. I saw the prisoner come out of Sands' with the bundle, and go into Neat's, the pawnbroker's, on the 4th of September.

JAMES HYLAND . I turn the prosecutrix's mangle. On the 4th of September the prisoner came, and said she had called for the bundle which the child, who was marked with the smallpox, left - it was delivered to her.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you remember going to Murphy's on Saturday - A. I do not think I saw the prisoner there that night. On the Monday I saw her, and said she was very like the person, but her dress deceived me; next day I saw her in the dress in which she received the things.

ANN SANDS re-examined. I had seen the prisoner once or twice before she came for the things. I saw her on Monday, and was positive to her being the woman. Hyland said he thought the woman was older, which confused me. I went to the pawnbroker's, but did not find the goods.

Prisoner's Defence. When Hyland came to Murphy's he said I was not the woman - on Wednesday he said I was the woman. They would not give me in charge; I gave myself up before the magistrate, knowing myself innocent.

PATRICK MURPHY . On the day the things were lost Hyland came to my house, I sent for the prisoner, he said she was not the woman, for he should know the woman from a thousand.

JAMES SANDS . I was at Murphy's when Hyland said he did not think the prisoner was the woman.

WILLIAM CONNELLY . I heard Hyland say the prisoner was not the woman, for he should know her from a hundred, and the children that were with her; her children came forward, he said they were not them.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-235

1309. GEORGE BRAY was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of August , one shirt, value 5 s.; three shifts, value 2 s.; six handkerchiefs, value 3 s.; one table-cloth, value 1 s.; one apron, value 1 s.; one cap, value 1 s.; one pin-cloth, value 4 d.; one shirt-collar, value 6 d., and one border, value 3 d. , the goods of Augustus Stanley .

The prosecutrix stating her husband's name to be Augustine instead of Augustus, the prisoner, on this indictment, was

ACQUITTED .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-236

1310. MARY PENDLEBY was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of August , two baskets, value 18 d. , the property of Mary Sullivan .

MARY SULLIVAN . I live in Hog-yard, St. Giles's . The prisoner came to lodge with me; I went out leaving her in the room, returned about nine o'clock, and missed her, with two baskets of fruit; next morning I saw her in Drury-lane, with them - she ran away, leaving them behind her.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw them.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-237

1311. JOSEPH VALENTINE PAPERA , was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , one coat, value 7 s., the property of Thomas Samuel Gregory ; and one hat, value 5 s., and 19 s. in monies numbered , the property of John Gregory .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating the property to belong to Thomas Gregory .

MARY GREGORY . I am the wife of Thomas Gregory . My sons Thomas Samuel and John live with me in Little Russell-street . I gave the prisoner leave to lodge in our kitchen through charity. On the 25th of May he called me up at three o'clock in the morning, I went out, leaving him there, and asked him to assist my husband to dress, as he was a cripple. I returned at ten o'clock, he was gone, and the property. The money was in a little box on the shelf. I went to the workhouse, where he worked, he had not been there. He was taken on the 8th of September. I have never seen the property since; he left his hat behind - my son's hat was better than his.

JOHN GREGORY . I live with my father. I left the room at eight o'clock in the morning - the prisoner was not there then. I left 19 s. in a box on the shelf; I returned at two o'clock in the afternoon, and missed the money next morning and my hat - my money box was broken open. I did not know the prisoner was going to leave.

THOMAS NICHOLLS . I am a labourer. On Wednesday the prosecutor came to the workhouse, and gave information, the prisoner did not come there afterward. I have the hat he left in the room of his own.

ALEXANDER ANDERSON . I apprehended the prisoner in Smithfield.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined One Year , and Publicly Whipped .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-238

1312. JOSEPH BANKS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of July , one pocket-book, value 7 s.; four pieces of foreign gold coin, value 20 s., and two sovereigns, the property of Richard Stonhewer Illingworth , from his person .

MR. RICHARD STONHEWER ILLINGWORTH . I am a wine-merchant , and live in Waterloo-place, Pall Mall. On the 19th of July, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was passing through the narrow part of the Strand, from Exeter Change to the other side, a person came up, and said my pocket had been picked. I felt, and missed my pocketbook - it contained several memorandums, two sovereigns, and four Portuguese gold coins. It was safe in my coat-pocket when I left my house. The prisoner was stopped, but I never found it.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Had you been far - A. Only to Exeter Change.

JOSEPH ROBINS . I live in Bedfordbury. I was in the Strand, and saw the prisoner catch hold of the prosecutor's coat with his left hand, and lift it up, then put his right hand into the left hand pocket, two others who were with him, at that instant closed upon him, and sheltered him from view. They kept following the prosecutor until he got to Southampton-street. One of them had a large bludgeon. I crossed to the other side of the way, they turned up Southampton-street. I informed Mr. Illingworth his pocket had been picked, and pointed to the prisoner, the prosecutor's son secured him - the others walked back into the Stand. I am sure I saw the prisoner's hand in the prosecutor's pocket.

GEORGE ROBINSON . I am an officer. The prisoner was delivered to me.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-239

1313. ANN NEWTON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of September , one watch, value 12 l.; one chain, value 3 l., and one seal, value 1 l., the goods of John Robson , from his person .

JOHN ROBSON . I am a mariner . On the 4th of September, I was standing at the door of the Nag's Head public-house, Whitechapel - I was quite sober. The prisoner came up, and said there was a shipmate of mine at her house, which she said was a few doors off; I went to the door with her, and she got a light and opened it. I went into the lower room, but saw no person there - the door was closed. She blew the candle out, and pulled my watch out; I am sure she is the person - I went there for no improper purpose. I gave information, and on the 15th she was taken.

WILLIAM FOSTER . I am an officer of Lambeth-street Office. I apprehended the prisoner in Catharine-wheel-alley, Essex-street. I went every evening to the house where she took the prosecutor to, but could not find her - it was in Black Lion-yard.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-240

1314. ANN MARTIN and SARAH MARTIN were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of August , sixteen yards of lace, value 30 s. , the property of James Shoolbred .

NELSON VINCENT . I am shopman to Mr. James Shoolbred , who lives in Tottenham-court-road . On the 14th of August, about twelve o'clock in the morning, the prisoners came into the shop, and asked to look at some printed cotton, they chose a piece at the door; I cut off twelve yards, which came to 12 s. They then looked at a box of thread-lace, and ordered three quarters of a yard at 2 s. While I was cutting it off, I saw the prisoner, Sarah, take a piece out of the box, and put it either under her shawl, or into her bosom; she had a large shawl on - they both continued looking at the lace. I saw Sarah take more; Denman was in the shop. He instantly came forward, and accused them of stealing lace. She immediately threw it down - they threw some into the lace-box, which I could not distinguish; sixteen yards of it was not thrown into the lace-box. Ann said,

"Have you given it all to them?" - it was worth 44 s. They did not pay for what they bought.

GEORGE DENMAN . I was at the shop, and saw the prisoner, Sarah, taking lace, and concealing it. I laid hold of her, and found some under her shawl - she threw it from her.

GEORGE SQUIL . I took the prisoners into custody, and found sixteen yards of lace on them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ANN MARTIN 'S Defence. I did not ask if she had given it all back.

S. MARTIN - GUILTY . Aged 21.

A. MARTIN - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-241

1315 JOHN KEEN was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of August , one pair of shoes, value 2 s.; one pair of stockings, value 1 s.; one pair of breeches, value 14 s.; one shirt, value 3 s.; two handkerchiefs, value 6 d.; one waistcoat, value 3 s., and one shawl, value 2 s. , the property of John Bryan .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY. Aged 36.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-242

1316. THOMAS KIGELL was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of August , one coat, value 7 s.; one pair of breeches, value 5 s.; one waistcoat, value 3 s.; one piece of kerseymere, value 15 s.; one pair of shoes, value 3 s.; three handkerchiefs, value 3 s., and 15 s. in monies numbered , the goods and monies of John Copson .

JOHN COPSON . I lodge in the New-road . On the 25th of August, about nine o'clock at night, the prisoner came and took a lodging in the same room with me. When I came home I found him abed; he said he had come to lodge there - the kerseymere was on the shelf; I slept in the same room. I awoke about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, and he was gone, also my clothes and the piece of kerseymere. On the 15th of September, I found him in custody with my coat on his back. I have found nothing else.

CHARITY ADDIS. I rent the house. On the 28th of August, about four o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came to lodge there, and slept in the same bed with the prosecutor; I saw the kerseymere there about seven o'clock at night. Next morning the prisoner was gone; he had taken the lodging at 2 s. 6 d. per week. I afterward saw him by Marlborough-street Office, and secured him - I am certain he is the man. I talked to him some time.

SAMUEL HAWKINS . I took this coat off the prisoner's back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was one hundred and twenty miles off at this time.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-243

1317. SAMUEL HARDING was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of August , from the person of William Cable , one pocket-book, value 1 s.; one pencil-case, value 1 s., and one 1 l. bank note , his property.

The prosecutor did not appear

NOT GUILTY.

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-244

1418. MATTHEW HUGHES was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of July , one waistcoat, value 6 s., and one pair of gaiters, value 1 s. , the property of James Collins .

JAMES COLLINS . I lodge in a shed on my master's premises, in the City-road . On the 24th of July, my master called me to stop the prisoner, who was by the shed. I did so, and my things were found in his breeches.

ROBERT DOE . I am a gardener; I was in the shed. The prisoner came, and asked if he should clean the mare? Collins said,

"No. He opened the trunk, then went and looked out of the door - he did not see me; he then went and took the gaiters out of the trunk, and put them into his breeches. He went to the mare, returned to the trunk, and took the waistcoat out, then went and talked to my man. I told him to stop him, and took the things from his breeches.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Whipped and Discharged.

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-245

1319. FRANCIS HOLLAND was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of August , one coat, value 10 s. , the property of Stephen Bond .

STEPHEN BOND. I live in Henry-street, Whitechapel . On the 25th of August, my coat was taken off the railings on the ground-floor. I ran out, and overtook the prisoner with it on his shoulder, I have it on now.

Prisoner. I was in distress.

GUILTY. Aged 17.

Judgment Respited .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-246

1320. JOHN FREEMAN and ANN COX were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of July , one table-cloth, value 10 s.; two pair of trowsers, value 5 s., and one pair of drawers, value 1 s. , the property of Lewis Augustus Laboure .

ANN EDMONDS . I am servant to Mr. Lewis Augustus Laboure , who lives in Piccadilly . On the 21st of July, these things were in the servants' hall. I went out, and on my return I saw the prisoner, Cox, come out of the little passage into the area. I asked her what she wanted? She said she wanted a young woman, named Mary Smith - no such person lived there; she went away. In a few minutes I saw Freeman come out of the cellar, which opens into the little passage. I passed him, thinking it might be one of the male servants going out; I then thought I would go and see who it was, and saw him go up the steps with a bundle of linen under his arm. I followed, and saw him deliver it to Cox, they both went a little way down Piccadilly. I took hold of Freeman, and asked him what he had taken out of the house? He said he had only been selling books there. I asked him if he had been into the wine-cellar to sell books. A man was coming by, and I asked his assistance; Freeman then seized me by both arms, and Cox ran away with the bundle - the man took him, I followed Cox, and secured her with the bundle, which contained the articles stated in the indictment.

WILLIAM LEE . I am a constable. I was sent for, and took Cox - I let her go, thinking she would go to the man. Freeman was then given into my charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

FREEMAN'S Defence. I was going to Corporal Eady , and met Cox; she said she was charged with stealing a bundle of linen. I left her, and was taken.

COX'S Defence. I was taken in Bolton-street.

FREEMAN - GUILTY . Aged 21.

COX - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-247

1321. CHARLES FELL was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of September , one coat, value 1 l. , the property of John Eyres .

JOHN EYRES . I am servant to Mr. Bolland, who lives in South-street, Grosvenor-square. I was going through Ball's-pond gate , with a chaise and pair, towards Enfield - the coat was tied on the front of the chaise. The prisoner and another followed me about half a mile - I kept my eye on them. I took my eye off for a moment, and then saw the prisoner run off with the coat. I rode after him, lost sight of him for a moment, and he threw it away.

JOHN TRAVERS . I am a gardener. I saw the prosecutor riding very fast after the prisoner. I followed, secured him, and picked the coat up in the way he ran - it was thrown over the hedge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never touched it.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-248

1322. THOMAS DOLPHIN was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of August , 7 lbs. of sugar, value 6 s. , the property of Thomas Cobley .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be the property of Joseph Wild .

THOMAS COBLEY . I am a carman , and live in Essex-street, Whitechapel. On the 23d of August the prisoner was employed to drive my cart with some sugar, from Wentworth-street to the London Docks.

JOSEPH WILD . I am proprietor of the sugar. On the 23d of August, about eleven o'clock in the morning, I delivered one hundred and twenty-five lumps into the cart, which weighed 40 3/4 cwt. 18 lbs. to be conveyed to the Docks, the prisoner was the carman. Between twelve and one o'clock, about 7 lbs was brought to me by the officer. I knew it to be the same.

WILLIAM FOSTER . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner leave the Docks; I then went to his lodgings in Essex-street, Whitechapel, and found 7 3/4 lbs. of sugar, wrapped up in a flannel waistcoat, and put into his bed - I found more sugar in different places - Wild claimed it. I returned, met him coming from the Docks, and apprehended him.

WILLIAM ARLY . I am an officer in the Docks. I saw the prisoner unload his cart - it weighed 40 3/4 cwt. 6 lbs.

ALFRED BULLWINCLE . I live in Wentworth-street, and am fourteen years old. I was in Wentworth-street, and saw the prisoner loose the tail of his cart, which had sugar in it. His wife crossed over to him; he drove into Whitechapel, then took his coat off, and put it into the tail of the cart round a piece of sugar, took it out, and put it into his wife's apron - she went down Essex-street, and I lost her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was hot, and pulled my jacket off.

GUILTY . Aged 49.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-249

1323. ROBERT BARTLETT was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of August , nine pieces of calico, value 5 s., and sixty tickets, value 3 s. , the goods of James Milner .

JAMES MILNER . I am a packer and callenderer . On the 23d of August I was sent for to Booth-street, Spitalfields , where I have a warehouse, the prisoner was my servant . I went into his room where he was at work alone, and told him he had been cutting off some pieces of calico - he said he never took any in his life. I found nine pieces, measuring ten or eleven yards together, in his coat-pocket, which were cut off different pieces. He then said it was the first he ever took, turned round, and began to whistle. I went to his lodgings, and found sixty tickets and remnants of calico - the tickets have my name on them, they were to affix to the goods, but had not been used.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. How long had he lived with you - A. Ten or eleven years. I have two other warehouses in the Old Change, where he usually worked.

Q. His coat was not on him - A. No, it was three or four yards from him. He worked in the room by himself.

Q. Have you not many such pieces in your possession -

A. No. Sometimes, when the ends get dirty, we cut them off - these were quite clean.

Q. When the work stretches in callendering, is it not customary to cut the over-measure off as a profit for yourselves - A. No, never.

WALTER WELLS . I am in the employ of Mr. Milner, and live on the premises in Booth-street. I suspected the prisoner had cut some ends off the calicoes, and sent for Mr. Milner, who came. I went with him into the prisoner's room, Mr. Milner asked him if he had got any remnants of white? he said,

"No; I don't know what you mean." Mr. Milner said,

"Have you cut any?" he said No. I saw his coat lying just by, I went up and put my hand on it, and before I searched it he said,

"There are two or three bits there, and they are the first I have taken." I found nine pieces in his pocket. I discovered that twenty-four pieces had been cut that morning. The tickets were kept in the Old Change.

Cross-examined. Q. How many of these remnants are sold in a year for the benefit of the concern - A. I know of no such thing. We are obliged to cut the fags off, as we cannot export them with the fags on.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-250

1326. BENJAMIN BERRY was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of September , two seals, value 2 l.; one key, value 6 d., and one ribbon, value 1 d., the property of Sidney Smith , from his person .

SIDNEY SMITH . I live in Arundel-street, Strand. On the 2d of September, about two o'clock, I was at the meeting in Palace-yard , my watch was in my fob. A man, who was behind me, touched me on the shoulder two or three times, I turned round - he said,

"Look to your seals." I then saw the prisoner's hand drawing from my flap - I had tucked my seals under my flap; I found my seals were cut off my ribbon - I seized him immediately, and took him out of the crowd. About twenty people attempted to rescue him in Parliament-street, before I had searched him - I received a blow from some of them, and conveyed him to Bow-street. I did not find my seals.

Cross-examined by MR. WALFORD. Q. The prisoner denied it - A. Yes. The man pointed him out to me - he left us when the mob attacked us.

THOMAS DIXON BRAND . I was with Smith. The man said,

"Look to your watch!" I asked him who the person was? he pointed to the prisoner - I seized him, made him hold his hands up, and brought him out from the mob. The gang attacked us, and struck us several times.

THOMAS WILLIAMS . I am a coal-heaver. I was in Palace-yard, and saw the two witnesses there. I saw the prisoner with a pair of scissars, cutting the gentleman's ribbon, and give the seals and scissars to another man. I informed the prosecutor.

JURY. Q. Are you sure he is the man - A. I am.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Life .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-251

1327. JOSEPH DUNTON and THOMAS FITT were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of September , one chariot, value 50 l. , the property of John Beaumont and William Taylor .

WILLIAM TAYLOR . I am in partnership with John Beaumont , we are coach-builders , and live in Lower Brook-street. On the 4th of September Dunton came and asked if I had a chariot to let? - I knew him before - I said we had. He said he knew a gentleman who wanted one for four months; I told him it would be eight guineas a month. He said it would be wanted to go into the City every day, for the gentleman had something to do at the Bank. He went away, and came again about four o'clock in the afternoon - he asked if he could have the carriage sent by six o'clock that evening, as the gentleman had a brother very ill at Brighton, and wanted to go down that evening. I said I would get it ready, and asked what name I should book it to? he said to Mr. Concannon. He did not come until about seven o'clock next morning, I then saw the carriage going out of the yard, but did not see the person who came for it. On the Thursday following I saw it in North Harley-mews, in possession of Gregory - it is worth 50 l.

Q. Could any one who knew the value think it worth only 25 l. - A. I should think not.

JOHN POCOCK . I am servant to the prosecutor. On Saturday, about seven o'clock, Dunton came, and said he came for the carriage which he was to have fetched away the night before; he brought a black horse, and took it away. Nobody was with him.

WILLIAM SPARSHOT . I am clerk to the prosecutors. I delivered the carriage to Dunton - he said he came for the carriage for Mr. Concannon.

JOHN DUNELL . I keep the Bee-hive, public-house, in Crawford-street, May-fair. About half-past seven o'clock one morning, about three weeks ago, Fitt came to my house and said,

"Here is a carriage I'll sell you - you shall have it for 20 l." It was brought to my door - I thought it merely a joke. I knew he was coachman to Miss White, and he knew I did not want a carriage. I made no particular answer to him. I did not look at the carriage. Miss White's stables are just by my house.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. He often stopped with Miss White's carriage at your door - A. Yes.

THOMAS CAN . I live in Great York-mews, close by Crawford-street, Dunton lives at the public-house. One Wednesday morning, I think it was the 8th of September, Fitt came to call Dunton up; Dunton was apprehended that day.

Prisoner DUNTON. Q. Did you not see me give Fitt part of the money - A. I saw him give Fitt a note on Saturday night.

JAMES GREGORY . I am a coachman out of place, and live in North Harley-mews. I promiscuously went into Chandler's livery-stables, in Great York-mews, to inquire for a place, Dunton and another man were waiting there, I said I had tried to get a hackney-coach - Dunton said,

"Do you want to buy a good chariot?" I said I would rather have a coach. He said,

"Master is going abroad, and this will be sold very cheap;" I said I would look at it. He said,

"If you will wait till I take the horse to the door I will shew it to you. I followed him with the horse

to No. 9, York-street, a gentleman came out and rode the horse. Dunton then took me to Dorset-mews, and there showed me the chariot, it was then three o'clock - he asked 30 l. for it, I offered 25 l. - he at last agreed to take it, saying that was the money his master told him to take, but if he could have got more for himself it would have been better. I said I would leave it there until Monday; he said he would take home the key of the stable, and then come back, which he did in a few minutes. I got Hill's horse, and took the chariot to my place - I paid him 25 l. for it. Mr. Taylor afterwards saw and claimed it. I saw nothing of Fitt.

JAMES HILL . I am a stable-keeper, in Dorset-mews. On the 3d of September Dunton came to me by the name of Lloyd, for the standing of a carriage, which he said he had to sell for a gentleman, at No. 53, Montague-square; he brought the chariot into the mews next morning, about half-past eight o'clock, drawn by a black horse with a short tail - he said the price was 40 l. At half-past two o'clock that day Gregory came to look at it - I lent him a horse to take it away. When Dunton brought the carriage Fitt was with him, he said nothing about it. Fitt's mistress's carriage stands in my yard.

ALEXANDER DAVEY . I was present when a receipt was given for the carriage - Dunton signed it by the name of Lloyd.

MR. TAYLOR re-examined. I saw the carriage in Gregory's possession, it is mine.

DUNTON - GUILTY .

FITT - NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-252

1328. JOSEPH DUNTON and THOMAS FITT were again indicted for stealing, on the 8th of September, one coach, value 50 l. , the property of Thomas George Kipps and William Irwin .

THOMAS GEORGE KIPPS . I am in partnership with William Irwin ; we are coachmakers , and live in Great Marylebone-street. On the 8th of September Dunton came to me by the name of Henry Lloyd , and inquired if I had a coach to hire? I shewed him one, he objected to the lining, he wished for a blue lining - I showed him one, but he preferred the first, and said he wanted it for five months - I said it would be eight guineas a month; he was to come for it at eight o'clock next morning. I asked him who it was for? he said,

"For Mr. Concannon, M. P. , No. 63, York-buildings, New-road." I asked what place he was member for? he said he did not know. I found in the list there was such a member, which satisfied me. He came a little before six o'clock next morning, with a black horse - I asked whose horse it was? he said Mr. Vernon's. I said,

"What, Vernon's, of Bond-street?" he said Yes. He said he had engaged a coach-house in Dorset-mews West for it, because it would be near to the house. He suddenly changed the conversation, and talked about a bitch which was in the shop - I delivered him the coach. Suspicion crossed my mind immediately after; I went to Vernon's, made inquiry, and then went to look for the carriage. I could neither find Mr. Concannon, nor such a number as 63, York-buildings. I went to Dorset-mews, and found the carriage. While I was talking to Hill Fitt came in, Hill pointed him out to me. I asked him if he had not brought a carriage into the mews that morning? he said he had. I asked him where he put it? he opened the coach-house door. I asked him how he obtained it? he said a friend of his met him in the street, and desired him to bring it there and put it into the coach-house. He said he was informed it was for sale, and a man was coming at ten o'clock to buy it. I said he must go with me to find his friend - he hesitated, and said he would find him, and let me know. I said I must go with him, and unless he found him, and satisfied me respecting his own conduct, he would be prosecuted himself - I got an officer. Fitt led us to Chandler's stables in Great York-mews, where we took Dunton. As we were taking him to the watch-house, Fitt went a few steps with us, and said,

"I may go now" - I desired the constable to detain him.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. You delivered the carriage to Dunton - A. Yes. Fitt was bailed before the Magistrate, and attended the next day.

THOMAS CARR . On the 8th of September Dunton desired me to call him at five o'clock in the morning, if I was up - Fitt came to the stable about half-past five, and asked for Joseph - I said it was too soon for him, he went out of the yard directly; his horse did not stand in that mews. I never knew him come for Dunton so early before.

JOSEPH POOLEY . I am coachman to Mr. Oliver, and live in Dorset-mews - Fitt's horse stood in that yard. On the 8th of September, between six and seven o'clock in the morning, he came down the yard with a coach and black horse, and asked me to let him put the coach into my coach-house for an hour - I said Yes; he took it in, and closed the doors.

Cross-examined. Q. Is it uncommon to lend a fellow-coachman a horse - A. No.

JAMES HILL . Fitt brought the coach to the mews - he was alone.

FITT'S Defence. Dunton asked me to lend him a horse to get his master's carriage, which he had to sell, and said he was to have three guineas for his trouble. I asked him when he was going to fetch it, he would not tell me. He was gone a long time, I went to look for him, and met him in Oxford-road - he asked me to take it into the yard, and he would fetch it.

JAMES ROBINSON . I am a button-maker, and live in Croydon-street, Marylebone - Fitt's wife washed for me. I was at his house on the 8th of September, about six o'clock, when Dunton came and asked for a horse to draw a carriage into the mews, as he had a fresh master; Fitt lent him a horse, and he took it away in my presence.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Did he say who his master was - A. Concannon, or Duncannon. Fitt did not go with him. Fitt and I went out together, and had some gin in Paddington-street. I parted with him about six o'clock.

DUNTON - GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

FITT - NOT GUILTY .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-253

1329. WILLIAM BURN , CHARLES ROWLEY , and JOHN SHANNON were indicted for stealing, on the 10th

of July , one bonnet, value 8 s. , the property of William Perrin .

WILLIAM PERRIN . I am a straw-hat manufacturer , and live in Exeter-street, Sloane-street . On the 10th of July I went out about ten o'clock at night - on my return I found the prisoners in custody.

MARY PERRIN . I was at home; a man came in with an excuse to buy a halfpenny-worth of wire - I told him I did not sell so small a quantity, he went away. Some minutes after, a crowd of people came into the shop, and produced a bonnet, which I knew to be mine, but had not missed it; they had the prisoners in custody.

JAMES GRIFFITHS . I belong to the Royal Humane Society, and live at Knightsbridge. I was going by the top of Sloane-street, and saw the prisoners and another man together about ten o'clock; I suspected and watched them. They attempted several shops, looking in at the doors; one went into a grocer's shop - I knew them before. Two went into Perrins's, and two kept outside. The man, who is not here, caught hold of a bonnet and threw it out of the shop, Rowley caught it. An alarm was given, and I ran up; Rowley saw me, and dropped it. I caught Burn and Shannon.

WILLIAM JOHNSON . I am a corn-chandler, and live in the neighbourhood. I saw the three prisoners and another man lurking about, I watched them. One went into a shop, came out and said,

"It won't do." They then went to Perrins's - Shannon and the other went in. I saw the bonnet come out, Rowley caught it. They were seized, and he dropped it. I secured one of them.

JAMES RONALD . I am a baker, and live nearly opposite to Perrin. I was standing at my door, Johnson gave me information. I saw the bonnet handed from the door to the other two - they left the door. There was a cry of Stop thief! we followed and secured them. I picked the bonnet up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BURN'S Defence. I heard the cry and was taken.

ROWLEY'S Defence. I was coming from my uncle's.

SHANNON'S Defence. I went to get some wire to repair a bird-cage.

BURN - GUILTY . Aged 17.

ROWLEY - GUILTY . Aged 16.

SHANNON - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Fourth Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18190915-254

1330. JOHN ANTHONY was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of August , one blanket, value 4 s. , the goods of Thomas Mitchell .

MARY BURGESS . I am servant to Mr. Thomas Mitchell , who lives in Bluegate-fields, Shadwell . On the 6th of August, about ten o'clock at night, the prisoner took a lodging at our house. He came down stairs in about an hour, and said he wanted to go out, I said he had better go to bed - he ran out. I went up and missed a blanket off the bed - it was safe when he came.

WILLIAM PAXMAN . I am watchman. On the 6th of August I was in Fox-lane, Shadwell, the prisoner ran past me with a blanket on his arm - I stopped him; he said it was his own, and he was going to sell it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A girl took me to the house, she said it was her own. She robbed me of 9 s., and I took the blanket for it.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-255

1331. SAMUEL ALLEN and JOHN BIRD was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of August , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the property of John Roberts , from his person .

JOHN ROBERTS . On the 8th of August, about half-past ten o'clock in the morning, I was by the side of the New River at Islington , and found the two prisoners at my heels - I turned round, and caught Bird concealing my handkerchief, which he had taken from my pocket, I seized him, and charged him with picking my pocket - he said it was not him, it was the other boy gave it to him. We took them both to the watch-house, and gave them in charge.

ROBERT BROWN . I took the prisoners in charge. Allen said he took the handkerchief and gave it to Bird.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ALLEN'S Defence. I saw it on the ground and picked it up - Bird cried

"Halves!" I gave it to him, and the prosecutor collared us.

ALLEN - GUILTY . Aged 15.

BIRD - GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Life .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-256

1332. JOHN BICKLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of July , two pewter pots, value 18 d. , the goods of John Wells .

JOHN WELLS . I am a publican , and live in Half Moon-street, Marylebone . On the 17th of July these pots were lost.

HENRY DETTMERE . On the 17th of July, about half-past ten o'clock in the morning, I was in Clipstone-street, followed the prisoner into Fitzroy-square, and took two pots from under his coat - he begged forgiveness.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-257

1333. EDWARD COLLINS was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of September , one fowl, value 3 s. , the property of Francis Heath .

FRANCIS HEATH . I am a poulterer , and live at Islington . The prisoner and two others came and asked the price of a fowl, one of them took a fowl up, and all three ran out; I pursued and took the prisoner on the other side of the road with it. He said he found it.

Prisoner's Defence. I found it.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Confined Six Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-258

1334. SAMUEL PEARCE was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of September , one handkerchief, value 1 s. , the property of William Dorsett .

WILLIAM DORSETT . I am a weaver , and live in Wilmot-street, Bethnal-green ; the prisoner was my apprentice . On the 15th of September I went out with my wife, I returned, found the shutter broken open, and the handkerchief gone. I had left the prisoner at home.

MARY DORSETT . I came home with my husband, about half-past four o'clock, found the shutters open, and the bar laid across the chair. I heard somebody run up stairs, and said,

"Sam, you have been in this room." He said he had not. He went away soon after.

WILLIAM CORDERAY . I am the prosecutor's journeyman. My master went out, and left me in the charge of the place; just before he returned the prisoner went down stairs, I heard a racket, he came up, and said I have got my master's handkerchief, and put it in his bosom. He said he got in at the door.

JOHN CROSS . I am pawnbroker. On 16th of September the prisoner pledged the handkerchief with me. I am sure he is the person, he came to redeem it, and was taken.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I got in at the window, and not at the door. I went to take some victuals, which I did, and wrapped it in the handkerchief.

NOT GUILTY .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-259

1335. JAMES RANT was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of July , twenty-four ounces of pepper, value 3 s. , the property of the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies .

RICHARD OVER. I keep the entrance gate at the East India Docks . On the 20th of July, as the prisoner was going out of the the gate the Superintendent called me, the prisoner then laid his jacket down, I took it up, and found 2 lbs. of pepper in it. I took him to the office. He was a labourer on board the Warren Hastings , which was in the Dock.

EDWARD CATER . I am a Superintendent in the Company's service. On the 20th of July, about three o'clock, I was in the steerage of the Warren Hastings , and observed the prisoner forward, before the bits, emptying something into his jacket, he then put his jacket on, and shook it, as if settling something behind him; he came aft, and went upon deck - I observed his jacket was bulky. I asked him what was in his jacket? he said nothing. The ship was laden with pepper.

Prisoner's Defence. I was groggy.

GUILTY . Aged 59.

Confined Three Months .

Third Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18190915-260

1336. GEORGE WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of September , one hat, value 3 s., the property of Job Watkins , from the person of Job Valentine Watkins .

JOB VALENTINE WATKINS. I am apprentice to Mr. Sowerby, who is a pawnbroker , and lives in Chiswell-street, On the 19th of September, about nine o'clock at night, I was coming by the top of Grub-street, four boys stood at the corner, one of them snatched my hat off, and gave it to another, who had none on - he put it on - I asked them for it, they laughed, and ran away; two turned up a court, and the other two up separate courts. I was going home, and the prisoner ran after me, and asked me if a boy had not stolen my hat? I said Yes, and you are one of them. He said, No, I am not, I was standing at the other corner. I went home, got assistance, and had him secured. I am sure he was with the others - he did not take it.