Old Bailey Proceedings, 6th December 1820.
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THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the King's Commission of the Peace Oyer and Terminer, AND Gaol Delivery for the City of London, AND ALSO The Gaol Delivery For the County of Middlesex, HELD AT Justice Hall, in the Old Bailey; ON WEDNESDAY, 6th of DECEMBER, 1820, and following Days;

Being the First Session in the Mayoralty of THE RIGHT HON. JOHN THOMAS THORP , 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.

1820,

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 THOMAS THORP , Esq. LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Sir John Baytey , Knt., one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir William Garrow , Knt, one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir William Leighton , Knt.; John Ansley , Esq.; Joshua Jonathan Smith , Esq.; Sir Claudies Stephen Hunter , Bart.; Matthew Wood , Esq.; Christopher Smith , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir John Silvester , Bart., D.C.L. Recorder of the said City; William Heygate , Esq., Christopher Magnay , Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; and Newman Knowlys , Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of the Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and County of Middlesex.

London Jury.

William Gibson ,

James Wilson ,

John Viucent ,

James Stevens ,

James Dalgathy ,

Thomas Brown ,

John Copeland ,

William Henry Alfred ,

Mark Jennings ,

Thomas Macray ,

William Thompson ,

William Morecroft .

First Middlesex Jury.

John Osburtus Abley ,

John Lipscombe ,

John Whitfield ,

Thomas Seager ,

Peter Brighty ,

James Savage ,

James Lander ,

Joseph Prior ,

John Walton ,

Andrew Palmer ,

Joseph Tester ,

William Patterson ,

Second Middlesex Jury.

Peter Lee ,

John Thomas ,

Thomas Kinder ,

Richard Hockley ,

Henry Freeman ,

Thomas Allchin ,

George Hartley ,

Thomas Smith ,

Benjamin Best ,

Booth Hancock ,

William Rookby ,

John Dyer .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, DECEMBER 6, 1820.

THORP, MAYOR. FIRST SESSION.

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1. ROBERT BROWN was indicted for that he, on the 20th of July , feloniously did falsely make, forge, and counterfeit a certain promissory note for payment of 17 l. (setting it forth, signed J. Wilson, of Richmond, with intent to defraud Joseph Hicks .

SECOND COUNT, for feloniously uttering the same, knowing it to be forged, with the like intent.

JOSEPH HICKS . I am a publican , and live in Leather-lane . The prisoner lodged with me for five or six weeks. About the 29th of July he gave my wife this bill (producing it), who gave it to me; I told the prisoner I could not give him the money for it. I afterwards enquired of Standen, where the bill was made payable, and in consequence of what he said I gave the prisoner 3 l. on it; and after that 2 l. 7 s. more, which, with what he owed me for lodging, &c., came to 8 l. 19 s. - he endorsed the bill before I gave him the money. He was present when my wife gave me the bill. I cannot say what past, but she said

"This is Mr. Brown's bill," or something of the kind. I went to Richmond before it became due, but could find no such person as James Wilson . The prisoner told me it was in High-street. I went to several houses there.

CHARLES STANDEN . I live in Westmoreland-buildings, Aldersgate-street (looking at the bill). I do not know James Wilson , and cannot say whether it is his handwriting. I think it is the prisoner's hand-writing - I should not think the endorsement is his, but I believe the signature is his; I have seen him write three or four times - the last time was seven or eight months ago. I have seen him write notes - I think four notes within the last nine months.

COURT. Q. Is there any thing particular in the handwriting - A. I think it is his. If a person of character brought it to me I should take it.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

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2. JOHN COOK , ROBERT EASTWELL , and LEVY EASTWELL were indicted for feloniously assaulting William Fosket , on the King's highway, on the 14th of October , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one hat, value 2 s.; one sixpence, and 1 l. Bank note, his property .

WILLIAM FOSKET . I am a carpenter , and live at Barnet. On the 14th of October, about a quarter before nine o'clock at night, I was in the Rising Sun, public-house, at South Mimms - I was drinking there about an hour. There was a row in the parlour - they were abusing the landlord because he would not give them more beer. There was a scuffle, they got the landlord down, Negus went and said if they did not go out he must put them in the cage; he charged me to assist in getting them out. Levy Eastwell struck him, and Robert struck me - there was a general scuffle, and we all fell into the road - Robert kept me down, and the others stood on each side of me. Levy said,

"Let us mince him." I called out Murder! and assistance came. On recovering I missed my hat and shoes, and found I had been robbed of a 1 l. note; they all returned, and remained in the room until Negus fetched his staff. My hat was found eight or ten yards off.

SAMUEL LANGLEY . I am a constable. On the 15th of October, I apprehended the prisoners; they did not abscond. I found my shoes under Eastwell's bed.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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3. JAMES ANDERSON was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Saunders , at St. Mary, Whitechapel , about twelve o'clock at night of the 1st of November , with intent to steal .

THOMAS SAUNDERS . I am a watch-maker , and live in Whitechapel-road , in the parish of St. Mary, Whitechapel. On the 1st of November, I went to bed between eleven and twelve o'clock, and left the house all fast. I had been in the cellar before dinner that day, the flap was then fast. I was disturbed between twelve and one o'clock by the watchman knocking at the shutters; he said somebody was in the house. I went down, let two watchmen in, and they went into the cellar. I saw the prisoner in custody at the watch-house. Upon going into the cellar, I found a pistol, loaded with ball and gunpowder, concealed under some boards, also two skeleton keys, a box of phosphorus with matches, they all laid together. Before going to the watch-house, I examined the flap, and found it had been wrenched; the shutters also appeared to have been wrenched. I am sure the pistol, keys, and things were not in the cellar when I was there before.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODERICK. Q. The cellar is open to all the family - A. Yes; it is dark when the flap is down. My motive for going into the cellar before dinner

was to see whether it was clear to receive coals - I went up to the flap, it was down. I did not touch the bolts, but had they not been fast, I must have seen it. I had a candle with me. The flap had not been opened for two years as the coals were shot from the shop. My wife knew the coals were coming, but she could not open the flap; I examined it before I went to the watch-house, there were marks of the crow-bar in several places, one part was broken. I found the pistol and keys under some boards, which had been moved to cover them - they were not there in the morning - there are no stairs leading from the flap, I have no doubt it was bolted.

WILLIAM AVIS . I am a watchman. About half-past twelve o'clock, I was going my rounds, and saw a light in the cellar. I gave an alarm - I called out,

"Mr. Saunders, is that you?" no answer was given, but the light was put out directly. I alarmed Mr. Saunders; before he came down the prisoner said

"Watchman, if you will not ill use me I'll give myself up" - he did so, and I sent him to the watch-house by another watchman. I found a dark lanthorn in the cellar.

WILLIAM GIBBS . I am a watchman. I went into the cellar with Avis; I found a screw driver and crow-bar (producing them.) The marks on the flap corresponded with the crow-bar, and in my judgment the flap was forced open by it - I did not examine the bolts.

Cross-examined. Q. Is the flap in a socket - A. Yes, it would be necessary to use the crow to lift it up outside.

JOHN BOUTLE . I was constable of the night. I searched the prisoner, but found nothing on him.

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

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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4. SAMUEL JONES , WILLIAM DUNN , and WILLIAM GRADY were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Lucy Watkins , widow , at St. George, Hanover-square , about seven o'clock at night, on the 27th of November , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein one watch, value 4 l.; one chain, value 1 s.; one seal, value 10 s., and 2 l. 8 s. in monies numbered, her property .

LUCY WATKINS . I am a widow, and a grocer , I live in Chapel-street, Curzon-street, May-fair , in the parish of St. George, Hanover-square. On the 22d of November between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, I was in my shop with my son and porter - It was quite dark, and I had lit my lamps and candle about five o'clock. Between seven and eight o'clock, the prisoner Jones came in, he was a stranger. The door was shut, he opened it came in and told me to send 2 lbs. of eight shilling green tea, to Surgeon Mears , No. 55, Curzon-street. I asked him if he was sure it was right, as I did not serve the gentleman? he said Yes, and this was the shop he was sent to; I said

"Very well you need not wait I will send it." He went out and I sent my porter to enquire if the tea was ordered - the door was shut when my porter went out, and my son remained in the shop. In two or three minutes after my porter left the door was opened, and five men walked in; three walked towards the parlour (the door of which was open) and took a watch off the chimney piece, I followed and saw one of them take it. The passage divides the shop from the parlour. I followed them, and closed the door leading from the shop to the passage, and shut them out on the parlour side; the other two were in the shop. I shut the passage door, and went on the kitchen stairs calling for assistance. Before I could get assistance, they came from the parlour, and two of the three tried to get through the shop door, which was locked; the third opened the passage private door, which leads into Chapel-street - it is a corner house - all three escaped. A young man in my house ran and called Stop thief! I do not know what became of the two in the shop. In seven or eight minutes Jones was brought back, and then Dunn, Grady, and George Murray . I recognized Jones immediately, and think Grady was one of them by his size. I remembered Murray, he was one of those who went into the parlour I am sure, I recognized him immediately; he was afterwards rescued. I have no recollection of Dunn. My watch was worth at least 4 l. I lost about 2 l. 3 s. in silver, and about 5 s. in copper. I had been to the till half an hour before, that amount was there then, and I had not left the shop.

WITLIAM WATKINS. I am the prosecutrix's son. I was in the shop between seven and eight o'clock, near the window; I saw five men open the door and come in - Dunn and Murray were two of them; Murray and two others went towards the parlour, my mother followed them - Dunn and another remained in the shop. I went to fasten the passage door, one of them seized me, and held me fast, keeping my face from him. I saw Dunn lay across the counter, take the till out, put it on the counter, and take the silver and copper out; there were several half-crowns, shillings, and sixpences in it. The one that held me ran out of the house door. Dunn ran out of the shop door.

ROBERT COULTON . I am a journeyman butcher, in the neighbourhood of Mrs. Watkins's. I was standing at my master's door about seven o'clock in the evening, our shop was lighted by gas; when I heard the cry of Stop thief! and Murder! which appeared to come in the direction from Mrs. Watkins's house. I looked round and saw Jones turn the corner running towards me, as soon as he saw me he began calling Stop thief! and said

"There he goes." I had full command of the place; I said

"There has been no person by here but yourself, and if there is any thief it is you." I stopped him, as I had seen him running about twenty yards or perhaps not quite so much. I was not above eighty yards from Mrs. Watkins's house. I am sure no person of any description passed me after I had heard the cry of Stop thief! I secured Jones. I saw some persons running after him, and as soon as I stopped him they said in Jones's hearing

"That is one of them." I took him into Mrs. Watkins's shop, and sent for an officer; Mrs. Watkins said

"This is one of the men who robbed my till." Jones said he was never there before. They wished me to go to the watch-house with him, but I did not. About five minutes after I returned to my master's shop. I saw the other prisoners; Mrs. Watkins's son pointing to Dunn said

"That is the one who reached over the counter and took the till." Dunn said he was never there before. Mrs. Watkins said Grady was about the size of one of them, and she thought it was him, but she could not swear to him. When Jones, Grady, and Dunn were beside him, they called me a bl - dy nose. I took them from the description Mrs. Watkins had given.

JORN BURNMAN. I live at No. 24, Shepherd's-market, May Fair, about two doors from Mrs. Watkins's. I am a baker. I was standing at the door, and saw a man run by me, which I found to be Jones - I heard a cry of Stop thief - he ran in a direction from Mrs. Watkins's; a man of the name of Coulton took him - there were several persons besides him coming from Mrs. Watkins's, but no one before him, if there had been I must have seen them. He was taken to Mrs. Watkins, and she, in the presence of Jones, said he had been in the shop to order 2 lbs. of tea for a gentleman in Curzon-street. She had sent her porter to enquire about it, but he brought word that no order had been given; there were other persons there, but none of the other prisoners. She said that she had lost money out of the till - the prisoner said nothing. I was not there when any of the others were brought in. I found upon him 11 s. in shillings, five or six sixpences, and six half crowns; a part of it might have been in his pocket, but the greatest part was in his hat. I know nothing of either of the other prisoners.

Cross-examined. Q. What is the value of the property - A. I do not know. It was a glass-door, with a spring latch.

WILLIAM MEDBURY . I am a boot and shoemaker, and live at No. 21, Shepherd's-market. I was sent for a little after seven o'clock; when I arrived at Mrs. Watkins's I saw Murray, Dunn, and Grady - I took them to the watch-house. I took Grady and Murray first, and afterwards Dunn; I searched him, and found a half-crown, 4 s., four sixpences, one half-penny, two knives, a comb, and a paper on him. I found no money in his pocket, but in his hand, under his thumb; he held his hand as if nothing was in it. I took two knives and a paper out of his pocket.

Cross-examined. Q. There was no particular mark on the silver - A. No.

JAMES WEBSTER . I am servant to a gentleman, who lodges at Mrs. Watkins's. I was sitting in the kitchen, and heard a violent screaming, as I judged, it came from Mrs. Watkins. I came to the top of the stairs, heard a door shut; and heard Mrs. Watkins say,

"Some thieves have got my watch, run and try to catch them." This was after the door was shut. I opened the door, and called Stop thief, but could not see any one - it was dark. When I was out I heard some one say, he has gone round the corner, I went that way, and got sight of Jones - he was about eight yards from me, running, and crying Stop thief; there was no other before him, as I could see into Shepherd's-market by the light of the lamps. I saw Coulton just before me, and when he reached him, he said I think you are the thief, and we took him back to Mrs. Watkins. She was in the shop - she said she thought he was the man. We sent for a constable, who took him into custody. While I was in the shop some person came in, and said some others of the gang were in the market. I went there, and found Coulton in conversation with some persons - he said,

"I think you are one of the gang." I then seized Grady and Dunn. Somebody, I think a child, said,

"That fellow (pointing to Murray), is one of the gang,"

Q. Did Mrs. Watkins say any thing - A. She identified Murray, and her son identified Dunn. He said the one with a velveteen jacket was the one that took out the till.

Cross-examined. Dunn said he never had been in the shop before. Mrs. Watkins did not identify Dunn.

JAMES JEFFEREY . I am an officer of Bow-street. I took the prisoners into custody.

JONES'S Defence. I sell apples about the street. On that evening I met a man who asked me if I would sell my donkey, and said he would give me 25 s. for him - his name is Clarke. Two men came up and asked if I would go and order 2 lbs. of tea, and they would give me a pint of beer. I went, and after that I went back to the same man, and had some gin. I then heard the cry of stop thief, went after them, and they laid hold of me.

DUNN'S Defence. I was called upon by Murray, about half-past six o'clock, and went with him; as we were going along a person came up to me, said I was one of the gang, and the boy said he could swear to me by the velveteen jacket.

GRADY'S Defence. George Murray asked me to go with him to Fleet-street; we saw Dunn standing at the door, and we asked him if he would go with us - he did so; there came up a person and said that we belonged to the gang.

JONES - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 20.

DUNN - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 17.

GRADY - NOT GUILTY .

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutrix.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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5. JAMES REEVES and JOSEPH JOHNSON were indicted for feloniously assaulting George Salt Tucker , on the King's highway, at St. Martin in the Fields , on the 30th of October , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, one watch, value 3 l.; one seal, value 10 s.; one key, value 6 d., and one ribbon, value 6 d., his property .

GEORGE SALT TUCKER . I am clerk to Messrs. Bell, Brothers, and Co., merchants, residing in Aldersgate-street. On the 14th of October, I was returning from Charing-cross, about half-past eleven o'clock in the forenoon; as I past Mr. Coutts's the banker, a man pushed me towards the road, and I immediately came between two young fellows; they put their arms within mine, as if they had been walking with me. I shook them, off with difficulty, and was going on when Reeves, who had hold of my right arm, stepped before me, put his fingers upon my fob, and pulled out my watch, he went past me. I turned sharp round and caught him by his collar, he then got away, ran about a yard and a half, and I caught him without losing sight of him. He had the watch, seals, and ribbon gathered up in his hand. While I was trying to get them from him, Johnson came up and struck me in the face, which knocked me against Mr. Coutts's railings, and the rest of the gang (consisting of eight, all of whom appeared under twenty) surrounded me and kept kicking my legs. On recovering the blow I found I still held him, but the watch was gone, just then Slinn came up and collared him; we got him into a shop, and charged him with it; he denied it. The witness Johnson came and said there was a man in at Coutts' I went there, and saw the prisoner Johnson; I immediately said he was the person who struck me; he denied it; I said if he had the watch, and if he gave it up, I would not prosecute him? he said he had not. I felt in his pocket, but found nothing. The witness Johnson found it concealed

in the waistband of his breeches - it was mine. He was secured, and both taken to Bow-street. I cannot tell who pushed me. While they held me they unbuttoned three of my waistcoat buttons - my seals and all were concealed in my fob. Reeves took my right arm, and another (not Johnson) my left.

CHARLES SLINN . I am a boot-maker. On the 30th of October, about half-past eleven o'clock; I was in the Strand, and saw Reeves trying to get away from Tucker, who let him loose for about a quarter of a yard. When I took him he hallooed

"Stop him, he's got my watch!" I caught hold of him. Tucker said he would swear he took it; we took him into a seedsman's - others tried to rescue him. The witness Johnson came in - I went to Coutts's, and found the prisoner Johnson there. Tucker felt him, but found nothing - Johnson found the watch in the waistband of his breeches.

RICHARD JOHNSON . I live at Mr. Coutts's I took the prisoner Johnson, seeing him take something from Reeves. I took him into Coutts's, and found Tucker next door and brought him in; he immediately said he was the man who struck him; he denied it. Tucker offered not to prosecute, if he would give it up, but he denied having it. I searched him, and found the watch in his waistband, at the top of his apron which was tucked up. Tucker told us the maker's name and the number, before he saw it.

FRANCIS MURRAY . I am an officer. I took the prisoners into custody.

REEVES'S Defence. I saw a procession - a gentleman laid hold of me, and said I had his watch - he kicked me.

JOHNSON'S Defence. I was in the Strand , saw the watch lying under my feet, and picked it up. A gentleman asked me if I had it? and I gave it up immediately.

RICHARD JOHNSON re-examined. I saw Johnson receive the watch from Reeves. I am certain Reeves was stooping, and handed it out to him.

REEVES - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 17.

JOHNSON - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 18.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

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6. JAMES HUNT was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Jerome , on the King's highway, on the 15th of November , at St. Mary's, Whitechapel , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, one watch, value 2 l., his property .

JOHN JEROME . I am employed in his Majesty's Mint as a turner of dies . On the 15th of November I was going along Lemon-street, Whitechapel , with both hands in my pocket, about seven o'clock at night, when I got halfway, a number of men ran out of a passage leading to Newport-street, and caught hold of me with considerable violence, part of them immediately laid hold of my arm, the prisoner was with them, he immediately came facing me, and put his hand against my fob, took my watch, and handed it away. I am sure he was one of the gang, and he took it, and handed it to another. I rescued myself from the rest, ran after him, and he ran down the passage, I followed and lost sight of him for a moment as the others came behind and knocked me down; I got up in a moment, and continued the pursuit; I saw four or five of them run behind some casks, and the prisoner ran from the casks. I am sure he is the boy who took my watch, I got up to him in about one hundred yards - he then put his back against a wall, he was quite exhausted, and out of breath. I said

"You are the man who took my watch." He could not answer me at first, he said he was innocent. I said if he would give me the watch, he might go where he liked. I secured him, and he was taken to the watch-house. I have not recovered it - I think four or five held me.

Prisoner. Q. Will you swear I robbed you - A. Yes I have not a doubt of it - I knew him instantly by his features.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going home; a parcel of boys came and knocked me down into the mud, and kicked me; I got up and crawled to a gate. The gentleman came and said he thought I was the lad who robbed him, and at Lambeth-street he did not think it was me.

JOHN JEROME re-examined. When I took the prisoner he had been in the mud. I never said I did not think he was the lad.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 15.

Recommended to Mercy.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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7. HENRY FISHER was indicted for feloniously assaulting Daniel Cribb , on the King's highway, on the 26th of November , at St. Clement Danes , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 2 l.; one chain, value 30 s., and one seal, value 6 d., his property .

DANIEL CRIBB . I am a coal-dealer , and live in Brewer-street, Golden-square. Last Monday week, about ten o'clock in the morning, I was crossing the top of Milford-lane, going towards the Strand, the prisoner run his head into my stomach designedly, I caught him by his waistcoat, it broke, and he ran away. I saw him pass something in his hand to another man, who endeavoured to stop me from pursuing him. I called Stop thief! I at length caught him without losing sight of him. I lost my watch, but I did not see him take it. My seal hung out when he ran up to me.

JOHN LANGFIELD . I am a constable. I put the prisoner in the watch-house. He asked me to go to a Mr. Webb's, in Smithfield, to one Eliza Harris , for her to go to Mike Taylor to tell him to bring the watch back.

Prisoner. I told you to tell my father I was in custody for a watch - A. No.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming home, three fellows laid hold of me, shoved my head into the gentleman's waist, and ran away.

DANIEL CRIBB re-examined. Q. He might be pushed - A. Yes; there were others with him. I noticed them, if I had not they would have succeeded in knocking me down. I had him by the waistcoat. His hands were under his head when he came against my stomach.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

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8. MORRIS BARNET was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Mary Willis , widow , about the hour of three on the night of the 13th of October , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, six gold chains, value 20 l.; two pair of gold bracelets, value 3 l.; twenty gold snaps, value 5 l.; five gold watch chains, value 20 l.; 100 gold seals, value 100 l.;

fifty gold watch keys, value 12 l.; six gold rings, set with diamonds. value 30 l.; fifty gold rings, set with pearls, value 25 l.; four pair of gold ear-sings, value 2 l.; six gold lockets, value 2 l.; thirty silver scent boxes, value 20 l.; thirty silver snuff boxes, value 30 l.; seventy gold rings, value 40 l.; fifty gold rings for the hair, value 20 l.; fifty gold brooches, value 20 l.; ten gold brooches, set with stones. value 10 l.; ten gold pins, set with diamonds, value 30 l., and six gold split rings, value 2 l., her property .

CAROLINE JANE WILLIS . I am the daughter of Mary Willis , who is a jeweller , and lives in Bishopsgate-street . On the night of the 13th of October I slept in the shop. I went to bed at one o'clock, every thing was then safe. I was disturbed about half-past three, and saw two men in the shop, behind the counter - one of them held a lanthorn. One said to the other

"We had better go, or we shall be found out." They went out at the side door, which opens into Catherine Wheel-alley - I did not hear it open, it must have been open before. I ran to the door, called out Stop thief, and followed one to Spital-square. They escaped. I could not well see their faces - one was smaller than the other, but I cannot identify either. I returned, and found a water-spout put through the skylight into the parlour - the glass was cut out as a glazier would do it - a small man might get through. I missed the property stated in the indictment; I have seen part of it since. There was a watch-box three doors off, but I could not find the watchman.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Were not both the men you saw larger than the prisoner - A. I cannot say, I did not tell the Lord Mayor so: I have no recollection of saying anything of the kind. One was taller than the other, but the tallest was not very tall.

THOMAS ANNIS PARSONS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Houndsditch. On the 18th of October the prisoner came to my shop, and offered to pledge a gold necklace, a brooch, and a pair of ear-rings; I suspected they were stolen, and questioned him; he said his father sent him with them. He wanted me to send for his father, I sent for an officer. I knew him before, by his occasionally pledging goods at my house, and knew he lived in St. Mary Axe. He sometimes pledged jewellery and cloth.

Cross-examined. Q. You asked no more than who sent him - A. No.

JOHN FORRESTER . I am an officer. I went to Parsons's, and asked the prisoner how he came by the property? He said he was going to fetch some butter, and met a man who wanted to sell them to him, and he took them to pawn in order to satisfy the man for what he asked, but he did not know the man.

Cross-examined. Q. You know his father, and can find him at any time - A. Yes; I asked him why he did not send for his father, as he was a dealer, and might deal in jewellery. I searched his father's house, but found nothing.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

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9. GEORGE WILLIS was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of November , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of John Turner , from his person .

JOHN TURNER . I live in New Bridge-street, Blackfriars. On the 3d of November, about eleven o'clock at night, I was returning home, by the corner of Salisbury-court, Fleet-street ; I felt a snatch at my pocket, turned round, and saw my handkerchief in the prisoner's hand - I collared him - another was with him. The watchman came up and secured him.

JOSHUA HARPER . I am a watchman. I heard Mr. Turner call out, ran up, and took the prisoner into custody. The handkerchief was in his hand.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-10

10. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of November , one pocket-book, value 3 s., the goods of John Clough , from his person .

JOHN CLOUGH . I am a student at Cambridge . On the 27th of November, about a quarter before two o'clock, I was going through Temple-bar into the city, and felt the skirt of my coat pulled. I missed my pocket-book. I immediately turned round, collared the prisoner, and saw it in his hand - he threw it down - I caught hold of him, and picked it up. It contained nothing valuable.

WILLIAM DUNLATS . I live in Great Portland-street. I saw Mr. Clough, and the prisoner behind him - he had another with him. I saw the pocket-book in his hand, and immediately collared him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-11

11. JOHN JOYCE was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of November , half a bushel of apples, value 8 s. , the goods of David Dobson .

DAVID DOBSON , I am a fruit-salesman , and live in Newgate-market ; the prisoner was my servant . On the 14th of November I saw him take half a bushel of apples from the bulks, and conceal them in another bulk of empty baskets. He had been bringing apples into the shop. I sent him to St. Paul's Churchyard, and when he returned I sent another man to fetch the basket of apples; the prisoner immediately ran away.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-12

12. HUMPHREY CLINKER was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of November , 71 yards of flannel, value 5 l. , the goods of William Stephen Dew and James Bernard Dew .

THOMAS CHIRLET. I am servant to Messrs. W.S. and J.B. Dew, who are hosiers , and live in Cheapside . On the 18th of November, about six o'clock in the evening, a piece of flannel laid near the door - I saw it safe three minutes before it was lost. Upon hearing it was stolen I ran out, and stopped the prisoner between thirty and forty yards off, with it under his arm, and gave him in charge.

ELIZA FORDSMAN . I saw the prisoner take it from the door.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Four Months and Publicly Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-13

13. ROBERT GRAHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of November , two gold seals, value 10 s., and one watch key, value 1 d., the goods of Henry Gore , from his person .

HENRY GORE . I live in Spital-square. On Wednesday evening last, between five and six o'clock in the evening, I was near the India House, I met several persons, and boys going before them with links; I stood aside to avoid the crowd, and was suddenly surrounded by some persons, of whom the prisoner was one - I felt him seizing my seals. He pulled tight, which broke the ribbon - the watch remained behind - he ran away, but I stopped him without losing sight of him; one of the seals and the key were picked up close to his feet. He dodged me round a coach.

HENRY FORRESTER . I was in Leadenhall-street , at the head of the Coopers' procession. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw the prisoner trying to get through the crowd. He was stopped by Briggs, who was with me.

RICHARD BRIGGS . I stopped him, Gore said he was the man, he made no reply.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Life .

London Jury before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-14

14. JOSEPH COLVIN was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Walsh , on the King's highway, on the 8th of November , at St. Marylebone , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, three seals, value 15 s.; two keys, value 2 s. 6 d., and part of a watch-chain, value 2 s. 6 d., his property .

JOHN WALSH . I keep the French Horn, public-house, in Beach-street, Barbican . On the 8th of November, about ten o'clock at night, I was in Cheapside , going home quite sober; the prisoner came against me near the passage leading to Honey-lane market, and at the same time laid hold of my watch-chain which broke, he ran off with part of it and the seals - he knocked me against the corner of the passage, if that had not stopped me I must have fell. I pursued calling Stop thief! and a man stopped him at the corner of the passage just by the public-house door, before he entered the market. I never lost sight of him - I saw him throw the seals behind him. Hoddy brought a candle, and picked them up with part of the chain.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am an officer. I heard the cry of Stop thief! when I was in my shop in the market; I ran out, and stopped the prisoner turning round by the public-house, Walsh was just behind him. I took him into the public-house - Huddy went out, and found the seals and part of the chain.

GEORGE HODDY . I am a pot-boy. I found the seals, and part of the chain three or four feet from where the officer seized the prisoner - he was brought into the house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM PARRY . I am an officer. Smith delivered me the seals at the watch-house. The prisoner begged for mercy.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-15

SECOND DAY, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7.

15. WILLIAM HURLEY , SAMUEL ADAMS , and CHARLES MAWLEY were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of November , six brass weights, value 2 s. , the goods of Andrew M'Donald .

ELIZA M'DONALD. I am the wife of Andrew M'Donald, and keep a chandler's shop . On the 17th of November, about half-past eleven o'clock in the morning, the weights were in the scales; six boys entered the shop, and I immediately missed the weights - I believe the prisoners to be three of the boys.

JOSEPH ALLCOCK . I am a baker. Mrs. M'Donald said she missed her weights, I ran after the boys, and saw Adams come out of a shop with some bacon, and Mawley following him. I secured them.

THOMAS SWEETLAND . I found the weights on Adams.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-16

16. WILLIAM HURLEY , SAMUEL ADAMS , and CHARLES MAWLEY were again indicted for stealing, on the 17th of November , 8 lbs. of bacon, value 3 s. the goods of Samuel Clapham .

SAMUEL CLAPHAM . I keep a chandler's shop . On the 17th of November, about twelve o'clock in the day; I went over to the public-house, the landlord pointed four boys out. I went out and saw Hurley and Adams come out of my shop, Adams had the bacon. We took them; Adams said he was very hungry.

ELIZA M'DONALD. I saw the prisoners go up to the shop.

JOSEPH ALLCOCK . I secured Adams coming out of the shop, and afterwards Hurley.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ADAMS - GUILTY .

Whipped and Discharged .

HURLEY - NOT GUILTY .

MAWLEY - NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury before Mr Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-17

17. ANN GIBSON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of October , at St. Martin's in the Fields , one silver goblet, value 3 l.; one silver pepper-box, value 10 s.; two candlesticks, value 10 s.; ten spoons, value 2 l.; one pair of snuffers, value 2 s.; one snuffer-stand, value 2 s.; five sheets, value 10 s.; one shirt, value 5 s., and one pair of boots, value 5 s., the goods of Thomas Galon ; and one gown, value 2 s., the goods of Jane Galon , spinster , in the dwelling-house of the said Thomas Galon .

THOMAS GALON . I am a hatter , and live in the Strand . The prisoner was near six months in my service, and left on the 7th of October.

ANN CRYSTAL . I work for Mr. Galon. In the begining of October, I found some duplicates in a drawer of the prisoner's bed-room, with the name of Harris upon them; there appeared a good many. She was gone away.

LEWIS HARRIS . I am a pawn broker, and live in the Strand. On the 2d of September, the prisoner pledged a shirt with me for 5 s.; on the 14th, two spoons and a pepper castor; on the 25th one spoon, all in the name of Roberts.

JOSEPH BURGESS. I am servant to Mr. Harris, a pawnbroker, I have received various articles in pledge of the prisoner. On the 7th of October she pledged a silver goblet, in the name of Ann Roberts for 3 s., and then at different times had 1 l. in all advanced on it. She said she pledged them for an elderly lady, with whom she lived, in Round-court. It is worth above 3 l. She pledged with me from the 7th of May till October.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 27.

Strongly Recommended to Mercy.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18201206-18

18. DAVID MORRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of November , one watch, value 2 l. 2 s., the goods of Joseph Chapman , in his dwelling-house .

JANE CHAPMAN . I am ten years old. My mother went out the Monday before last, leaving me and my sister who is seven years old at home; about half-past three o'clock the prisoner came - I knew him before - his wife lived fellow servant with my mother. He asked if my mother was at home? I said No, and sent my sister for her. He went away and said he would call again in an hour. He came again, and I told him my mother was not yet come home; he asked if anyone was up stairs? I said No, he then went up, and came down again asking me what o'clock it was? I said "I'll go and see." I went to where my mother keeps the watch in the cupboard; he said "Stay, my little dear, perhaps you can't tell." I said I could; he took it from me pretending to put it in the cupboard, and ran away with it. I pursued, but could not catch him. He had said he wanted my father's great coat, I told him him he had it on.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODERICK. Q. How was he dressed - A. In a blue coat and waistcoat, corderoy breeches and boots, he had short whiskers - I did not say he had full whiskers. I had seen him two or three times before.

ARTHUR PRICE . I am servant to Mr. Walker, a pawnbroker, who lives in Tabernacle-walk. The prisoner pledged a watch with me for 22 s., on the 21st of November, about twelve o'clock; in the name of John Morris , Old-street. I saw him the same night again, and am sure he is the man.

Cross-examined. Q. Many people serve in your shop - A. Only one, he came into a private box. One Bennett came after to redeem the watch, and a constable was sent for.

THOMAS GARTON . I am a constable. On the 21st of November, I was sent for to Walker's, and took charge of the prisoner - I did not find the duplicate on him. He said he was ready to meet the charge.

JOSEPH CHAPMAN . I live in Princes-court, St. George's in the East . The prisoner was once at my house. I went out between eight and nine o'clock, and left my watch hanging upon a nail. After I lost it I fetched the prisoner to my house, and said if he gave me the watch, or duplicate, I would not prosecute him? he denied it.

Cross-examined. Q. He said he was perfectly willing to go any where with you - A. Yes, we took him to the pawnbroker's, who said he was the man.

MARIA CHAPMAN . I am the wife of the prosecutor. I went out about half-past three o'clock, and left the watch beside a bason in the cupboard - my husband had left it on a nail in the morning. I had seen the prisoner twice before - on one occasion my daughter was there - she saw him only once, and that was six months ago. I went and charged him with it; he denied it. I took my daughter to him next day, about eleven o'clock; he still denied it, his shoes appeared as if he had been out. I was with him from eleven till two o'clock on the 21st of November.

MARY LOVER . I am the prisoner's mother-in-law, and live within nine doors of him. He was in my house, or at his own all the day of the robbery - he was not out of my sight a quarter of an hour together. He has been wounded and cannot wear boots.

ELEANOR POWELL . I saw the prisoner, about a quarter-past four o'clock at his house.

GEORGE GARNEP . I am eleven years old, and live in Green-street, Bethnal-green, in the prisoner's house. He was not out of the house all day for a quarter of an hour together.

MARY MILLS . I was in the house all day. The prisoner was not out of the house a quarter of an hour together.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-19

19. JOHN HEAD , WILLIAM LAWRENCE , and WILLIAM CLAYTON were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Bate , at Enfield , about three o'clock in the afternoon of the 25th of November (no person being therein) and stealing therein, 6 l., in monies numbered, one 5 l. and five 1 l. Bank notes, his property .

WILLIAM BATE . I am in the employ of the trustees of the river Lea , and live at Enfield parish, near Ponders-end Mills . The trustees find me the house, I and my family have the sole use of it. On the 25th of November, I left home with my wife a little before two o'clock, and returned about four o'clock - my wife returned before me. When we went out the door was locked, and she put the key in her pocket. On my return I found the house had been entered, and missed the property stated in the indictment. I knew all the prisoners before - they are labourers. I had left the property part in a small round box, and part in a flat box - the boxes were in two drawers, which were not locked. I lost three guineas in gold, about three 5 l., four or five 1 l. notes, and a quantity of silver.

WILLIAM KING . I live in Silver-street, Edmonton, about two miles from Bate. On Saturday the 25th of November, about four o'clock in the afternoon, Head and Lawrence came to my shop together, and bought each a pair of breeches, Lawrence gave me a 5 l. note for them, which I gave Gibson the constable. I asked where they worked? they said they had been working at a tan-yard

in Enfield, and had this note for their week's wages between them. I saw them in custody on the Tuesday with the breeches on, they had worn them away.

NATHANIEL SHEAF . I keep a shop at Edmonton. On the 25th of November, about a quarter-past four o'clock; the prisoners, Head and Lawrence came, and bought two pair of stockings, which came to 4 s. 6 d., they each gave me a 1 l. note. I gave them each change, and put the notes in the till. I afterwards gave them to Gibson - I am sure I gave him the same, as I took the numbers of them. Head gave me the name of John Haydon , Winchmore-hill. and Lawrence gave me the name of John Webb , Winchmore-hill. I saw them in custody on the following Tuesday, and I am positive of them.

JOSEPH GIBSON . I am a constable of Edmonton. On Monday, the 27th of November, I was coming to town with a man in custody on another charge. Lawrence came into a public-house where we were waiting for the commitment, with a woman, and drank with my prisoner, and directly after Clayton came in I left the public-house, took a coach, and brought my prisoner to town. Lawrence and Clayton came away from Edmonton with me. We passed Head on the road, and my prisoner beckoned to them. In consequence of what he said I returned at five o'clock, got information, apprehended Head, and afterwards Lawrence. I searched them - on Head I found two guineas, two 1 l. Bank notes, two sixpences, and fivepence three-farthings. I then went to the King's Head, public-house, at Edmonton, and found Lawrence and Clayton there. I secured Lawrence, and found one guinea, a 1 l. Bank note 25 s. 6 d. in silver, and a new casting net, which he said he bought for 36 s. on him. I took him before the Magistrate next morning, what he said was taken down, and he was sworn to it; after he left the Magistrate he said he would save himself. On Wednesday night I got a warrant to apprehend Clayton, waited a long time at his house, and at last got admittance; on Saturday I found him at Rickford, he said he knew nothing of the robbery, but was afraid he was taken for stealing Mr. Nash's pigs two years ago. I produce what I found on Head and Lawrence, also a 5 l. Bank note, No. 3475, given me by King, and two 1 l. Bank notes, Nos. 36436, and 47159, which I received from Sheaf.

Prisoner HEAD. Q. Was I not admitted a witness for the Crown - A. The magistrate said the Court would shew him mercy.

WILLIAM KING re-examined. The note No. 3475, is that Lawrence paid me. I did not mark it, but passed it to my next-door neighbour. I am positive it is the note - I particularly noticed it, it being a new one, and I seldom take a 5 l note from such kind of people. I am sure it is the note.

NATAANIEL SHEAF re-examined. The note No. 36,436, is that I took of Lawrence; I have endorsed it

"Webb, Winchmore-hill;" and No. 47, 159, I received from Head, and marked it

" John Haydon , Winchmore-hill."

THOMAS IVES . I am the grandson of Mr. Bate. About five months ago I paid him the note 47,159. It is marked Fox, whom I took it from.

WILLIAM BATE . I gave Ives change for that note, and endorsed it at the time, it has my writing on it, and is what I lost on the 25th of November. No. 36436, I know by its being marked Gregg. I believe the 5 l. note to be mine, by the signing clerk's name; I do not recollect the name, but I mean by the hand-writing.

Prisoner HEAD. I beg for mercy.

MARIA CRANE . On the 25th of November, Clayton was with me at my husband's father's premises. He was thatching in the yard all the afternoon, until five o'clock.

SUSAN BRINKLE . I live at Ponder's End. I saw Clayton at his mother's, between two and three o'clock, thatching a shed, on the 25th of November. He was there until near five o'clock.

HEAD - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 26.

LAWRENCE - GUILTY . DEATH . Aged 27.

CLAYTON - NOT GUILTY .

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutrix.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-20

20. THOMAS BARKER was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Snell , about twelve o'clock at night, on the 22d of November , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one coat, value 50 s.; one table-cloth, value 10 s.; eighteen knives, value 2 l.; eighteen forks, value 2 l., and one decanter, value 10 s., his property .

MR. BRODERICK conducted the prosecution.

HARRIET WHITE . I am servant to Mr. John Snell , who lives at Edmonton . On the 22d of November, he left home. On the Monday night I fastened the dining room shutters, and saw them fast on Tuesday and Wednesday; this property was there, and a coat which belonged to Rose was in the kitchen. I locked the dining room door at eleven o'clock at night, and on going into the room about eight o'clock in the morning I missed the property. The cook examined the house with me; we found the windows were thrown quite up, and a pane of glass broken - the lock had been forced.

WILLIAM ROSE . I am gardener to Mr. John Snell . I slept in the house on this night. I arose about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, and on looking from my window, I observed something laying on the lawn. I went out, and found the three knife cases and the maids' tea-caddies, which were in the kitchen over night. I found the hinges of the shutters wrenched off, and the windows up. I compared some marks on the shutters with some instrument, which Gibson found, and they fitted exactly. There were foot-marks on a sand walk in the shrubbery; I compared them with the prisoner's shoes, and they matched the impression - there were two nails towards the toe on the shoes, which corresponded exactly with the marks. I examined the marks on Saturday the 25th, there had been a little misling rain, but very light. I saw the shoes taken off the prisoner's feet, and have no doubt they made the marks in question.

Q. When did you first find the impressions - A. On the Thursday morning. When it was discovered we could trace them by the dew across the grass up to the window. The prisoner used to live about one hundred yards from the premises, but moved about a week before to Tanners-end. The footmarks could be traced near two hundred yards - they led from the house towards where he lived, and were only the marks of one person's feet.

JOSEPH GIBSON . I am a constable; I know the prisoner. On Sunday night, about twelve o'clock, I saw him with another man, by Mr. Snell's back-wall near the road, he was standing still on a footpath; as soon as he saw me he went away. I followed him to Tottenham. I searched his cottage at Tanners-end, on Saturday the 24th, about a quarter of a mile from Mr. Snell's, and found a chisel and crank - he is a labourer. I fitted the instrument to the marks on the garden-gate, they both corresponded, and the shutter appeared to have been forced open by them; they also in part corresponded with the marks on the shutters. I took the prisoner about eight o'clock on the Saturday evening. I asked him how he came by the instruments? he said he found the chisel when he was throwing up some dung for Mr. J. Whitbread, two years ago. I took his boots off, and took them to Mr. Snell's on the Monday; I compared them with the footmarks, they measured eleven inches and a half, and the marks measured the same. The marks of the nails corresponded exactly with the impressions, and I have no doubt his right shoe made the impression - the other shoe did not correspond with the marks. I think there had been much rain between Wednesday and Monday.

THOMAS AUSTIN . I saw the chisel fitted to the shutter and gate, and I have no doubt it was that instrument which opened the shutter.

MR. ROWLES. I observed the marks upon the gate, on Saturday, but had not noticed the gate before. I went out of the gate on the Tuesday, there were no marks then. There were two impressions of the right foot clearly, and one of the left - the left did not correspond.

Q. Why did you not tell us before that the left mark did not fit - A. I only said the right foot.

JOHN COLTON . The prisoner lodged at my house on the night of the robbery, and slept with me. He was abed all night after nine o'clock.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-21

20. CHARLES SEAGO was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , one watch, value 50 l.; one chain, value 4 l.; two seals, value 12 l.; one key, value 10 s.; one pair of shoes, value 5 s., and five 1 l. Bank notes, the property of Samuel Mackay , in the dwelling-house of John Cook .

MR. SAMUEL MACKAY . I am a half-pay officer in his Majesty's service , and lodged at Mrs. Cook's, in Upper George-street, Bryanstone-square , the prisoner was servant there. On the 17th of June I gave him a 1 l. note to get change; he said he should be detained on account of lunch; he afterwards came and asked me to lend my seals, for a young lady to seal a note. I gave him my watch and seals, as I had done before, to take to the lady, he was to bring it back. He was missed directly after, and was apprehended three days ago. I have not recovered my property. I lost a 5 l. note out of my pocket - he was in the habit of brushing my clothes.

JOHN WESSUNT . I live in St. Ann's-court. On the 17th of June, about two o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came to my house, I saw him with two 1 l. notes. He came again on Sunday afternoon, and produced a gold watch, chain, and seals, and said he had received it of a gentleman to get repaired; that the watchmaker wanted 30 s., but he could get it done for 1 l., to get something for his trouble. It appeared a handsome one.

JAMES JEFFERIES . I am a Bow-street officer. I found the prisoner at the watch-house. He said one Fenton had sold Capt. Mackay's chain and seals for 20 l.

JAMES HUNT . I am related to Wessunt. I saw the prisoner produce the gold watch at his house.

Prisoner's Defence. I was never in Wessunt's place, and never saw the property.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Of stealing, but not in the dwelling-house.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-22

21. GEORGE ALLEN was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Smith , about twelve o'clock in the night of the 26th of October , at Fulham , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one clock, value 2 l.; three coats, value 3 l.; two sheets, value 5 s.; four aprons, value 2 s.; one gown, value 5 s.; eleven stockings, value 3 s.; three shirts, value 10 s.; five towels, value 2 s; two caps, value 6 d.; one shift, value 2 s.; 12 frocks, value 12 s.; four petticoats, value 4 s.; five pinafores, value 2 s.; one spencer, value 1 s.; two yards of linen, value 2 s.; two pair of gloves, value 1 s.; two hats. value 5 s.; one steel, value 6 d.; one book, value 1 s.; one fan, value 6 d.; 2 lbs. of sugar, value 1 s.; 1 lb. of mustard, value 6 d.; 10 lbs. of bacon, value 5 s.; 20 lbs. of cheese, value 13 s.; one handkerchief, value 2 s., and one piece of sealing-wax, value 2 d., his property .

JOHN SMITH . I keep the Plough and Harrow, at Hammersmith , in the parish of Fulham; the prisoner used to do a few jobs for me. About six weeks ago, on a Thursday night or Friday morning, my house was broken open, and a nine-day clock, worth 3 l., three coats, worth 30 s., and several articles of childrens' clothing stolen. A hole was cut through the back shutter, on the ground floor, and a pane of glass broken, by which they undid the fastening. I went to bed about eleven o'clock, and got up about six - it was just daybreak. I found most of my property in the possession of Smith. The prisoner lived three weeks in my house. I employed him out of charity.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN SMITH . I am a constable. On Friday, the 27th of October, about eight o'clock in the morning, I was in Union-street, Southwark, and saw the prisoner asleep on two bundles. I awoke him, and said he must not sleep there. He asked me to help him up. There was a hole in the bundle, and a child's spencer fell out. I secured him, and asked him if he had a family - he said No, and that he bought the things on the road from Hammersmith. He was much in liquor. I found 8 s. upon him.

GUILTY. - DEATH . Aged 30.

Of stealing, but not of breaking and entering .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-23

22. JOHN SACK and GEORGE ROBINSON were indicted for feloniously assaulting Joseph William Mountain , on the King's highway, on the 11th of November , at St. James, Clerkenwell , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 3 l.;

one chain, value 5 l.; two seals, value 2 l., and one key, value 6 d., his property .

MR. BOLLAND conducted the prosecution.

JOSEPH WILLIAM MOUNTAIN . I live in Owen's-place, Goswell-street-road . On the 11th of November, about a quarter before seven o'clock at night, I was going to the Owen's Arms, public-house, three doors from my house - it was one of the illumination nights, and as light as at any time of the day; I was lame, and had a stick. My arms were pinioned by two persons - Robinson was one of them - and at that moment Sack came up and drew my watch from my fob - he pulled it twice; I turned round, and knocked him down with my stick, he got up and ran down Owen's-court, alone. I then struck at Robinson, and called out Stop thief! There were fourteen or fifteen in the gang - they all made off. On Tuesday, the 14th, I went to the Swan, with Phipps, and saw twenty or twenty-five men, apparently of the same gang, I saw the prisoners among them, and pointed them out. I have no doubt of their persons.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you dined at the Owen's Arms - A. No; three of us had two pints of wine there. I struck Sack as soon as I had lost my watch. It was a glaring light, and I could see plainly.

JAMES PHIPPS . I am a constable. In consequence of information, I took Mr. Mountain to the Swan, I went in first, he followed me, and saw the prisoners on the right hand, he said,

"That is the one who stole my watch, and that one pinioned my arms." I took them. I was surrounded by eight or nine of them. I threatened death to any of them who followed me.

THOMAS FENNELL . I am Mr. Mountain's porter. I went with him and Phipps to the Swan. Phipps went in first, my master after - he pointed the prisoners out to Phipps, who took them.

BENJAMIN RACKHAM . I am a cheesemonger, and live opposite the Owen's Arms. On this night I heard the cry of Stop thief, ran out, and saw three or four men up Owen's-court - they were running, it is no thoroughfare. I saw Mr. Mountain there. One man appeared to wish to go out of the court, I seized him, but he gave me a violent blow and escaped.

The prisoners called the following witnesses.

ANN WALKER . On the Saturday night of the illumination I was at the Swan, at Islington, mending stockings in the taproom. I live there. Sack came in between five and six o'clock in the evening - it was very wet all day - he was eating some bread and cheese; he called for a pint of beer, and stood before the fire to dry himself; he afterwards laid down in a box in the taproom, and went to sleep; he remained asleep until half-past ten o'clock, and never went out until he went home when the landlord cleared the house. Robinson came in about half an hour after him - I knew him before - he remained in the taproom till about six o'clock, and then went into the parlour, I did not see him after.

MR. BOLLAND. Q. Are you married - A. Yes. I did not go out to see the illuminations - I am sure it was rainy. I saw them both there on Monday evening also. The landlord saw them, he is not here.

ANN SACK . I am the prisoner's mother. He came to me between ten and eleven o'clock that night - he appeared to have been sleeping.

WILLIAM WILMOTT . I am a drover. On the Saturday night of the illumination I saw Robinson at the Swan, in the parlour. I was there from half-past nine till a quarter before ten - we drank together, and I left him there.

MR. BOLLAND. Q. Did you go to see the illuminations - A. No, I remember it, as it was the first night of the illuminations up our way.

DANIEL STARKEY . I am a drover. I was at the Swan on the Saturday night of the illumination, and saw the prisoners there. Robinson came in first, it was about five o'clock, and Sack came about half-past five. I will swear it. He was very wet, and stood before the fire, eating some bread and meat. He went to sleep in a box, and did not awake until the young woman awoke him by the landlord's order to go home. I saw Robinson in the parlour, drinking with Wilmot, at six o'clock. Robinson came in first. Owen's-place is a quarter of a mile off. I was in and out of the room snuffing candles.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-24

23. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of October , 21 yards of lustre, value 2 l. 19 s. 6 d , the goods of Joseph Morris .

JOSEPH MORRIS . I am a linen-draper , and live in Fleet-market . On the 28th of October, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came in - we were rather busy - he asked for a quarter of a yard of linen, we could not serve him immediately. My young man afterwards said he had stolen a piece of lustre; I went to him, and found he had it in a wrapper which laid on the counter - I had observed the wrapper under his arm when he came in. He said a woman gave it to him.

EDWARD HARDLEY . I am shopman to Mr. Morris. I saw the prisoner put something in his wrapper. and asked him what he had got? he said a piece of goods which a woman gave him - he did not point the woman out.

WILLIAM BOND. I am an officer. I took the prisoner, and found two silk and two cotton handkerchiefs on him, and a row of child's beads under his shirt, round his neck; also a piece of meat, about two pounds, and he had two great-coats on, the under one was marked PR. Four half-crowns and 18 d. were found in his mouth at Guildhall. I was obliged to tie his hands and legs to secure him.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the things.

GUILTY. Aged 11.

Judgment Respited .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-25

24. JANE LAMPEY was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of November , 1 1/2 lbs. of silk shoot, value 5 l. , the goods of Mary Gilberty .

MARY GILBERTY . I live in Angel-alley, Bishopsgate-street . On the 17th of November this shoot was in my room, the prisoner was there. I turned my back a few minutes, and afterwards missed her - I found the drawer open and the silk gone; I could find her no where - I informed Gregory. I did not know the prisoner - she

joined me in the street, came home with me, and saw me put it in the drawer.

ELEANOR O'HARA. I let the prisoner and prosecutrix in, between eleven and twelve o'clock on the 17th of November; the prisoner was there all the evening.

JOSEPH GREGORY . I apprehended the prisoner on the 18th of November.

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutrix took me home to tea, but I saw no silk.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-26

25. JAMES FARQUHAR and WILLIAM FULHAM were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Burls, the Elder , about ten o'clock in the forenoon of the 1st of December , at St. Margaret, Lothbury (he and others being therein), and stealing two pieces of bombazet, containing 30 yards each, value 3 l., the goods of the said William Burls , the Elder, and William Burls , the Younger .

MR. WILLIAM BURLS , JUN. I keep a stuff-warehouse in Lothbury , and am in partnership with my father, William Burls . I came there about nine o'clock in the morning of the 1st of December. About a quarter before ten I was in the counting-house - the porters were out and the warehouseman backwards. I heard Brand, the Marshalsman, calling out for some person to come forward - I found he had a person in custody, he asked me if I knew him? I said No. He then produced a piece of goods which had arrived that morning, and which, having examined before, I could swear to. He said Matthews, the officer, was in pursuit of another person, who had a similar piece in his possession, which piece and the person I found at the Mansion House.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. You are sure of the goods - A. Certainly. I missed two pieces of that mark and colour, as described in the invoice.

CHARLES MATTHEWS . On Friday morning I was going to the Mansion House; as I turned out of Coleman-street I saw the two prisoners close against the prosecutor's house; I suspected and stopped at the back of the Bank. I saw Fulham look over the glass door into the warehouse - he stopped about two minutes; I then saw him turn the latch of the door, having his right knee close to the door - he opened it and went in, the other stood close to the door. Fulham handed out the piece of goods, which Farquhar took, and then went towards the Old Jewry. Fulham went in again, and as I was going after Farquer I met Brand, and told him he would see a man come out in a minute - I went away, and took Farquer with the goods on him.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you lose sight of him - A. Yes, but I am certain he is the man.

WILLIAM BRAND . I am a Marshalsman. I was passing the prosecutor's door a little before ten o'clock, and heard what Matthews said. I made a stand for three or four minutes, and saw Fulham come out of the warehouse with this piece of goods; I seized and took him back.

MR. BURLS re-examined. It is ours, and worth 3 l. My father and his family live in the house, which is in the parish of St. Margaret, Lothbury.

FARQUHAR'S Defence. A gentleman came up, and asked me to carry a parcel to Newgate-street for 1 s., when the officer took me.

FARQUHAR - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 22.

FULHAM - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 21.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-27

26. ELIZA WHITTINGHAM was indicted for that she, on the 31st of October , a female child named Harriet Detheridge , of the age of three years , the daughter of Isaac Detheridge and Bridget his wife, maliciously and feloniously by force did take and carry away, with intent to steal, two petticoats, value 2 s. 6 d.; one frock, value 2 s. 6 d., and one pair of ear-rings, value 3 s., the goods of the said Isaac Detheridge , being articles of apparel of value and use, upon and about the person of the said Harriet, against the statute .

SECOND COUNT, for stealing the said goods, the property of Isaac Detheridge .

ISAAC WETHERIDGE . I am a brass-turner , and live in Bear-court, Bear-alley, Fleet-market. On the 31st of October my wife and I were having a pint of beer at the Golden Cross, Fleet-market ; the child was in the taproom, the prisoner, who was there, took it up in her arms, and then took it out to buy a bun. She kept it near an hour and then returned - I suspected her. I went over to my stall in the market, and saw her again take the child in her arms - I blamed my wife for letting her have it. I did not hear of it again till eleven o'clock at night - she took it out a second time about half-past three. I saw her cross the market, but which way she went I cannot say - the child was found stripped in Sharp's-alley. She had taken a pair of ear-rings and other things - the child was found on the step of a door. When she took it away it had the clothes on it.

Q. Why not take the child from her - A. Because I was eating my bread and cheese.

CHARLOTTE STEVENS . On the 31st of October, about half-past eight o'clock at night, I found the child on the step of No. 35, Sharp's-alley, with nothing on but its shift and a great-coat.

ISAAC BOND. The prisoner was given into my charge. I have not found the things.

Prisoner's Defence. I brought it back at four o'clock, and did not take it out again.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-28

27. ELIZA MILLS was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of October , three pair of boots, value 16 s. , the goods of George Dickens .

GEORGE DICKENS . I keep a shoe warehouse in Skinner-street, Snowhill . On the evening of the 1st of November Mr. Guest, a pawnbroker, of Fleet-market, came and inquired if we sold women's shoes, as a young woman had pledged three pair, and brought another pair that morning, which they stopped - she gave her address No. 36, Snowhill. I shewed my private mark, which he said corresponded with those on them. Upon going to his house I recognized them as mine. He came again in the morning, and saw the prisoner, who is the lodger's servant - she did not deny the charge. One pair and an odd one were found in her box. She begged forgiveness. She said she had burnt the duplicates, and had a key which let her into the shop. The key was found on her - it was

the key of the lodger's coal-cellar, and opened my ware-room and shop.

WILLIAM STEVENS . I am servant to Mr. Guest, who is a pawnbroker. On the 17th of October the prisoner pledged three pair of women's boots with me; she said one pair was her own, and the others belonged to somebody else. On the 1st of November she brought another pair, which she said she bought at the corner of Fetter-lane. She denied having brought any before. She gave me her address, Miles, No. 35, Snow-hill.

GEORGE HAZLEWOOD WORRALL . I am an officer, I searched the prisoner, and found four or five keys on her, and two pair of shoes and an odd one in her box.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 17.

Judgment Respited .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-29

28. JAMES SOUTH and WILLIAM FINLAYSON were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of November , one handkerchief, value 7 s., the goods of John Parker Burrows , from his person .

JOHN PARKER BURROWS . I am a solicitor . On the 3d of November, between eight and nine o'clock at night, I was at St. Dunstan's church with Mr. Robinson, and felt a sudden jerk at my pocket; I turned round and saw two persons, Finlayson was one, and I believe South was the other - South had my handkerchief in his hand, and was giving it to Finlayson, who took it, shifted it to his left, and dropped it. I collared him, and South ran off towards Fetter-lane. Mr. Robinson pursued the other.

WILLIAM ROBINSON . I was walking with Mr. Burrows, my partner; on his turning round I observed two boys - (South was one) behind. I saw one drop the handkerchief. He collared Finlayson, and I followed South - he was stopped in Fetter-lane and given to me. He said he hoped I would not appear against him. He denied all knowledge of the other.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SOUTH'S Defence. I was coming through Temple-bar and the gentleman stopped me.

FINLAYSON'S Defence. I saw two boys; one had the handkerchief and threw it on me, and I shook it off.

SOUTH - GUILTY . Aged 16.

FINLAYSON - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-30

THIRD DAY. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8.

29. CHARLES CARNEGY , EDWARD WHITEMAN , GEORGE PRESTON , HENRY ERRINGTON , JOHN WILSON , JAMES HUDSON , WILLIAM FAULKNER , JAMES HENWRIGHT , MARY ANN KELLY , MARY ANN PLATT , JANE WINGFIELD , ELIZA DENHAM , and MARY JONES were severally and separately indicted for having in their possession forged Bank notes, knowing them to be forged .

The prisoners severally pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Before Mr. Recorder.

30. The same prisoners were again severally and separately indicted for disposing of and putting away forged Bank notes, with intent to defraud .

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

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-31

31. ELIZA HOLLAND was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of October , at St. Martin in the Fields , in the dwelling-house of James Appleby , one 20 l. Bank note, his property .

JAMES APPLEBY . I am a pelisse and straw bonnet-maker , and live in St. Martin's-court , St. Martin's in the Fields. On the 24th of October I lost this 20 l. note from a bundle of notes, containing 400 l., which I put at night between two mattresses where I slept. In the morning I went down leaving them there about seven o'clock, and about eight I missed this 20 l. note. The prisoner was my servant - I did not mean her to know they were there. I do not recollect whether the bed was made. The note was marked by me on the back,

"Lady Moller, Clarges-street" - I have since seen it at Bow-street - (produced) - this is the note. The prisoner lived three months with me - I had a character with her.

GEORGE DYER . I am a clerk in the Bank. The note was paid in on the 25th of October by Messrs. Glynns, the banker's; I produced it at Bow-street.

EDWARD UNWIN . I am servant to Mr. Newton, of Leicester-square. I took - (I think it was on the 21st of October, but am sure it was on a Saturday) - this note of the prisoner. I did not mark it, but changed the note she paid me with Mr. South. She said she had no smaller note, but it was a good one, and it had just come from St. Martin's-court. She gave me an address in Earl-street, which I found was her mother's.

JAMES APPLEBY re-examined. I missed it on Tuesday, the 24th of October, it had been there ever since Friday. I do not know when it was taken.

JOSEPH SOUTH . On the 21st of October I received the note from Unwin. I marked it

"Newton, 21st October."

HENRY GBOVE . I am an officer. I found 15 l. at her mother's, secreted in the wall.

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 16.

Recommended to Mercy.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-32

32. MATTHEW COOPER was indicted for feloniously assaulting Joseph Wareham , in a certain passage near the King's highway, at St. Clement Danes , on the 10th of November , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, one watch-chain, value 1 s; two seals, value 1 l., and one watch-key, value 1 d., his property .

JOSEPH WAREHAM . I am a journeyman painter and glazier , and live in Yates-place, Earl-street. On Friday evening, the 10th of November, I was in Yates-court, Carey-street , leading to Clare-market, it was about half-past five o'clock. Upon getting to the bottom of the court under a dark archway, the prisoner came towards me, and ran violently against my chest with his head and shoulders, at the same time he gave a violent tug at my watch - nobody

else was near. I felt and found the seals were gone, but the watch remained - he ran away; I pursued calling Stop thief! and caught him before he got five steps from me. Somebody then seized me behind by the shoulders, and he got away. Upon getting from the man who held me, I again caught him about eight yards off, and a man rushed up and rescued him. I received a violent blow on my neck - he struck me again, and got off down Clement's-lane. I got from the other and pursued him again, calling Stop thief! Mr. Wall put out his hands, and he surrendered without my losing sight of him. I collared him, several people came up, and the other man then came up and said I had no business to take the law into my own hands; I said he was one of them - he left immediately. I have not recovered my seals - Bowden was with me,

JOSEPH BOWDEN . I am fourteen years old. I was with Wareham; a man ran against him - he was walking on before, then turned round and ran against him.

Q. Then he passed him first - A. Yes, Wareham called out Stop thief! the prisoner ran away, and Wareham seized him; two others rescued him, they were bigger than the prisoner. Wareham again took him, and they rescued him again. He was taken again down Clement's-lane. I am sure he is the man - I never lost sight of him.

Prisoner's Defence. I was running, and the gentleman took hold of me - I know nothing more.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 15.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-33

33. ISAAC LYON was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of November , four seals, value 3 l. 10 s.; one key, value 7 s., and one ring, value 2 s., the goods of Thomas Corry , from his person .

THOMAS CORRY . I am Master of the ship Fortitude . On the 16th of November, about five o'clock in the afternoon, I was going down Whitechapel , opposite George-yard, the prisoner fell against my chest most violently, and made a snatch at my watch - he got my four seals, a key, and a ring, but not my watch. I pursued him up George-yard, but lost him. Next morning I described him at Lambeth-street. I saw him next night between seven and eight o'clock, and I am positive he is the man - his face was within an inch of mine, and I was perfectly sober.

FRANCIS FREEMAN . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner, about two o'clock, on the 17th of November, at the Cross Keys, public-house, Wentworth-street, not far from George-yard. He said he could prove by one hundred people, where he was at the time.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-34

34 JAMES LONG and HENRY ERRATT were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Dinah Shepard , widow , about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 14th of October , at St. James, Westminster , (she and others being therein) and stealing therein, four 10 l. Bank notes, her property .

DINAH SHEPARD. I am a widow, and live in Villiers-court, St. James's , in the parish of St. James, Westminster. I lost between 60 l. and 70 l. from a little chest of drawers in my bed-room, which were unlocked. I missed it on the 14th of October, I had seen it four or five days before; there were three or four 10 l. notes among them; some of them have been found - my son marked them in my presence before they were lost. I went into the room at three o'clock, on the 14th, they were secure then; I left the door locked. I went up again, about five o'clock for some money, I found it forced open, and all the things strewed about the room. William Sapwell , my nephew, called between four and five o'clock, he stopped about half of an hour; as he went out I saw the prisoner, Long, come down stairs - I did not know him, and saw nothing with him. I did not speak to him, thinking he came from the lodgers. I saw him at Marlborough-street about a fortnight after, and am positive of his person - I rent the house.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. Q. You had not seen the property for five days before - A. No, it could be easily taken. My nephew did not come often - I had not seen him for a year and a half before.

THOMAS SHEPARD . I came home about five o'clock, and saw Sapwell in conversation with my mother; the instant he saw me, he said very loud,

"How do you do, Mr. Shepard?" and left, wishing me good night. About ten minutes after I asked my mother to fetch some money to pay the men - she missed the money. My brother had marked all the notes; he is dead.

RICHARD COATES . I am a constable. I produce two 10 l. Bank notes, No. 9,898, dated 10th of August, 1820. and 6,730. dated 22d of April, 1820. I received one from Mr. Wells, a baker, and the other from Mr. Anthony, a grocer. I took the prisoners into custody; I went with a search-warrant to Sapwell's lodgings, and took them there with him - they all lodge in the same house, but not in the same room. I found nothing on them. In the front room I found a quantity of blankets, shawls, stockings, gowns, and linen; and in a small tin case in the room I found one 5 l. and four 1 l. Bank notes - I took the prisoners in this room. Sapwell claimed them, and said he had taken them for Long, who did not contradict him - he must have heard it - it was on the 20th of October.

Prisoner LONG. Q. I did not hear you - A. You might not, but I spoke loud enough.

MRS. SHEPARD re-examined. I do not know the two 10 l. notes. I recollect my son marking them in my presence.

THOMAS SHEPARD re-examined. The note No. 6,730, has my brother's hand-writing

"Ransom and Co. 31, 5, 20." The other has his hand-writing, but it is partly erased. I am positive, from some of the letters, it is his. He died on the 17th of September.

Cross-examined. Q. Your brother might have paid it away - A. He never paid money away. I do know these notes were not paid away.

RICHARD WELLS . I am a baker, and live in Great James-street, Lisson-green. I received the 10 l. note No. 6,730, from Sapwell's wife, on the 18th of October - I gave it to Coates.

HENRY ANTHONY . I received the 10 l. note No. 9,898 on the 18th of October, from Mrs. Sapwell. I gave her change, but do not know whether she bought anything.

WILLIAM SAPWELL . I am nephew to Mrs. Shepard, and am a journeyman baker. I was out of employ in October

- I know the prisoners. On a Saturday afternoon in October, about five o'clock, I went to my aunt's; I had seen the prisoners before I went, and had aranged with them that I should go and keep my aunt in conversation, while they went up stairs to see if any property was there. I did not know where she kept it; I knew the first floor was empty. We set out together from Charles-street, Lisson-grove, and went all the way together - the door is open all day. When I went in they went up stairs. I came out, and met them at the Yorkshire Stingo, public-house, New-road, about half-past five o'clock. Erratt said they had got 63 l. in notes, and we divided it; they gave me one 10 l. and eleven 1 l. notes - there were three other 10 l. notes among it - I observed no writing on them. I saw Erratt give my wife one of the 10 l. notes to change; she brought the change, and said she got it at Mr. Wells's the baker. I paid a quarters rent with my 10 l. note to Mr. Jones. Long lodged where I did. Erratt lodged at his father's in Marylebone, he frequently came there.

Q. Do you know where the linen-drapery and things were bought - A. In Oxford-street.

Cross-examined. Q. How old are you - A. Twenty-five, and have three children - we were all taken up together. Necessity drove me to it - I did not plan it. I was never up stairs but once, and did not know were the money was kept - they were sometime finding it. I told my wife we had a prize in the lottery.

HARRIET SAPWELL . I am the wife of William Sapwell . The prisoner, Long, lodged in the same house with us. On a Saturday in October, all three went out together, about four o'clock in the afternoon, and returned about six o'clock. They did not say where they they had been. I received two notes from Long; I took a 10 l. note to change for him. He gave me one on the Wednesday afternoon, and another in the evening - Erratt was there both times. I changed the first at Mr. Wells's, the baker, and the other at Mr. Anthony's, the grocer - I gave the change for both to Long. I went with my husband to lay out another at Brooks's, the linen-drapers, in Duke-street, Oxford-street, I bought the things produced there. He paid a 10 l. note for them; I cannot say where he got it - I did not see him pay the landlord. I remember the officer coming, and finding 9 l. which was part of the change of one of Long's 10 l. notes, which I got from Anthony. The 10 l. note my husband paid Brooks with was given me by Long.

Q. Then you had three 10 l. notes from Long - A. No, I think Erratt gave me the one I changed at the baker's; I gave him the change. I think my husband gave me that one I changed at Anthony's. Long gave me that one I changed at the linen-draper's in Duke-street.

Cross-examined. Q. You would not tell an untruth to serve your husband - A. I have told the truth. I did not receive all the notes from him.

LUCY ERLE . I lodged at Sapwell's, in Charles-street, Lisson-grove, last October, and so did Long - Erratt sometimes slept there. On the Saturday in October, before they were apprehended, I saw Long and Sapwell together about four o'clock in the afternoon. I saw them and Erratt all go out together about four o'clock.

GEORGE SIMPSON . I live in Duke-street. I sold those goods produced on the 18th of October, to Sapwell and his wife; they gave me a 10 l. note, and were to send me 9 s. 6 d., as they came to 10 l. 9 s. 6 d. I have had the note ever since, I produce it.

THOMAS SHEPARD re-examined. My brother's handwriting is on it

"Ransom, and Co. 31, 5, 20." I cannot tell how many came up into the room.

LONG - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 16.

ERRATT - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 17.

Strongly Recommended to Mercy.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-35

35. RICHARD ROBERTS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of November , two blankets, value 7 s., and two sheets, value 5 s. , the goods of Hugh Parsons .

This property was let to the prisoner with a ready-furnished lodging.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-36

36. JOHN TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of October , one pair of stockings, value 2 s. , the goods of Magnus Jackson .

THOMAS HOPKINS . I am servant to Mr. Magnus Jackson , who is a hosier , and lives in Piccadilly . On the 30th of October, about seven o'clock at night, I was opposite the house, watching the shop, and saw the prisoner go and take the stockings. I pursued and took him, he then dropped them - I picked them up, and took him back. Another boy was with him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The other boy took them and gave them to me.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Recommended to Mercy.

Whipped and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-37

37. JOSEPH WHITE was indicted for feloniously assaulting Joseph Wildey , on the 30th of November , on the King's highway, at St. Ann, Westminster , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, two seals, value 30 s.; one watch-key, value 5 s., and one watch-chain, value 2 s., his property .

JOSEPH WILDEY . I am a coachmaker , and live in Newton-street, Holborn. On the evening of the 30th of November I went to see a fire in Wardour-street; I was returning, and at the corner of Wardour-street I was surrounded by about ten persons, it might have been by accident; the prisoner was one. They came up to me closely in a body, and the prisoner snatched my seals - he was one of the gang who surrounded me - they all brushed past me, and the prisoner snatched my seals. I immediately collared him. He had screwed to get it out. I had twisted my fob, he pulled at it, but it resisted - he made a screw to get it out while I held him. He struggled to get away, but I called up some friends who were near me, and they assisted in giving him to the watchman. He struggled to get away. I was struck in my face two or three times and in my body. I think the prisoner struck me, but the others were near enough to do it. I held him

by the collar till I gave him to the watchman, which was in about five minutes. I did not lose my watch - the chain broke at the bottom ring by the swivel, and the chain and seals were taken, I have not recovered them. I am certain of his person. I never let go of him - he kept pulling at my chain as I held him.

Prisoner. Q. Did you collar any one before me - A No.

JAMES CROSSLEY . I live in Castle-street, Borough-market, and am in the ribbon trade. I was with the prosecutor and Mr. Jones, returning from the fire - the crowd being great we walked singly, Mr. Wildey went first. He was surrounded by eight or ten persons; it appeared to be accidental, but they seemed connected. He called me, he was holding the prisoner at the time, and I also collared him. I called out Watch! as hard as I could; one came up and took him to the watch-house. I never lost sight of him, but did not hold him myself all the way - I am sure he is the man. More than one of them struck Mr. Wildey.

RICHARD COATES . I am a constable. I had been at the fire with the engine, and saw the prisoner with four more, all in conversation; I received him in charge at the watch-house. I found nothing on him but a latch key and a knife. I had seen him before at the fire with four others.

JOHN JONES . I am clerk to Mr. Fletcher, a solicitor, of Hyde-street, Bloomsbury. I was with Mr. Wildey on the evening of the robbery, coming from the fire at the end of Wardour-street; we separated. He called to us, and said he was attacked and robbed; I immediately saw him holding the prisoner by the collar with both his hands - I called Watch! and assisted in conveying him along, and in Berner's-street I gave him to the watchman, without losing sight of him.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going down Wardour-street, saw several people at the corner, and heard a gentleman say he had lost his seals. He collared a man, who got away, and he seized me.

MR. WILDEY re-examined. I did not say I had been robbed till I seized the man.

JAMES JOHN TYLER . I live in Upper Marylebone-lane, and am a working goldsmith and jeweller. I am not acquainted with the prisoner. I was at the fire, and on returning at the corner of Wardour-street I saw a crowd of fifteen or twenty persons. I came up and looked, and presently after heard Mr. Wildey say,

"God bless my soul, I have lost my seals!" he seemed much confused stood two minutes or more, and presently after there was quite a rush made by all the mob. He then got from the mob in a small degree - he seemed confused, and in two minutes the mob burst in, and there was a cry of

"This is the man!" and soon after they made the best of their way to the watch-house. Curiosity led me to the watch-house, and after the gentleman had said what he knew, I put in a word or two, and said I was at the corner of the street, and saw Mr. Wildey much confused, and that I really did not think he could swear to the men, as he appeared much intoxicated. The person at the watch-house looked me hard in the face, and said

"I think you will be here to-morrow." I said,

"No Sir, I am a man of too much respectability to be here." The prisoner said

"Will you come to-morrow for me?" I gave somebody my card, appeared at the office, and said what I knew.

Q. How came you here this morning. I took a walk here on Saturday from curiosity, saw his name on the list, and thought I would come. I am quite disinterested altogether.

Q. Then you did not see Mr. Wildey till after he lost his seals - A. No, not till after he had proclaimed his loss. He stood two minutes without taking anybody. I saw no blows given, nor did I see him hold anybody.

MR. WILDEY re-examined. Q. Were you intoxicated on that evening - A. I was not, my Lord, I was as sober as I am now. I did not mention my loss till after I continued to have hold of the prisoner's collar - I kept him till I got an officer. I did not stand without him for a moment.

MR. CROSSLEY. I was with Mr. Wildey from about four o'clock; I met him at the Plough, in Museum-street, he drank two glasses of rum and water, and was as sober as he is now. He could not have stood two minutes without seizing the prisoner. The witness came to the watch-house, and gave the account he has now.

JOHN JONES re-examined. I met Mr. Wildey at the Plough about eight o'clock, he was perfectly sober. I went towards him immediately on his calling, and saw him holding the prisoner - he did not loose him.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 21.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-38

38. ELIZA HAYNES , was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of November , one sheet, value 5 s.; one shirt, value 6 s.; one shawl, value 3 s.; one mantle, value 4 s.; one gown, value 1 s.; one coat, value 6 s.; one waistcoat, value 1 s. and one pair of breeches, value 3 s. , the goods of James Ward .

LOUISA WARD . I am the wife of James Ward , and live in Hayden-street, Red Lion square , on the third floor. I went, and staid at the room under me for a quarter of an hour, on returning I saw the prisoner come out of my room with my property in a basket. I spoke to her, she said she belonged to the room; I insisted on seeing what she had got. She was secured, and the property found in her basket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw the property; I went to enquire for one Carpenter.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-39

39. MICHAEL MOREN , was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of November , one trunk, value 2 s.; one shift, value, 2 s., and one 1 l. Bank note , the goods of Patrick Cribbin .

MARY CRIBBIN . I am the wife of Patrick Cribbin , a labourer , and live in Swallow-street . On the 28th of November, about eight o'clock at night, I went out, and returned about ten, and found the prisoner at the watch-house with the property, which I had left safe; he once lived with me.

MARY GORAN . I live with Cribbin. I heard a noise, and saw the prisoner go out with the trunk under his arm.

I followed him, and he threw it down; he was secured and the trunk also.

EDMUND PEPPR . I saw the prisoner stopped just by the trunk.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I do not know what I do when I am drunk.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-40

40. JOHN MALE and SAMUEL CHANDLER was indicted for feloniously assaulting Elizabeth Limbrick , spinster , on the King's highway, on the 9th of November , at St. Margaret, Westminster , putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, one scarf, value 10 s., her property .

ELIZABETH LIMBRICK . I am single, and live in Tapson-street, Westminster. On the 9th of November, about two o'clock in the afternoon, I was on the steps in Palace-yard leading from the bridge, standing to see the Lord Mayor land; there were a considerable crowd, and my scarf was snatched from my neck.

Q. What happened before - A. I felt it going, and held my arms down to hold it, and they were very much cut by their drawing it. I had pinned it - it was taken from me with considerable violence, and very much bruised my arms. I was too much frightened to look round, and do not know who took it. I saw it a week after at Queen-square, when the prisoners were in custody.

EDWARD RHIND . I am a constable of St. George, Hanover-square. On the 9th of November, I was in Palace-yard, and saw Chandler pulling at the prosecutrix's scarf, he could not get it off, and put his foot to her posterior, pulled her down on the steps, and dragged it off her back Male assisted. I took them both into custody as soon as they left the crowd. I could not then find the prosecutrix till two days after. I found the scarf on Male - I saw them both at it. Male was close behind Chandler ready to receive it - I saw him receive it, and put it under his jacket - I was close to them.

THOMAS COOK . I am a constable. I was with Rhynd, the stairs were occupied by a gang of thieves. I got on the top of the steps, and saw the prosecutrix pushed down the steps three at a time. Chandler had the scarf in his hand pulling at it; all in a moment she went down the other three steps, and the scarf went away. Rhynd seized Male, and found the scarf on him. I took Chandler.

MISS LIMBRICK re-examined. The scarf is mine. I was pushed down the steps with great force. I found the scarf going, and clenched my arms to save it; they cut my arms so I was obliged to let go. Great force was used to my person.

Prisoner MALE. Q. You did not know the scarf at the office - A. I never expressed a doubt of it.

WILLIAM HEWER . I am a constable. I was with the others, and saw the scarf drawn from a ladie's neck. Rhynd took Male, and I assisted in taking Chandler - they were both together.

WILLIAM MASON . I assisted in taking the prisoners.

CHANDLER'S Defence. I did not take it, and know nothing of Male.

MALE - GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 22.

CHANDLER - GUILTY . - DEATH , Aged 21.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutrix.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-41

41. THOMAS SHILINGLAW was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of November , two live tame ducks, price 3 s. , the goods of John Dowton .

JOHN DOWTON . I live at Woodgreen, Tottenham . On the 7th of November, I missed my ducks off the common, and found them at Pomfret's

JOHN POMFRET . I am a poulterer, and live at Tottenham. The prisoner had sold me some rabbits, and on the 7th of November he brought me these ducks for 3 s., he said his name was Oakley, and that he lived at Westgreen. I saw him sign his confession before the Magistrate.

(read.)

The prisoner says

"I did take the ducks off the common, and sold them to Pomfret."

Prisoner's Defence. I did not say my name was Oakley.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Two Months and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-42

42. JOSEPH KNIPE was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of November , 10 lbs. of worsted yarn, value 2 l. , the goods of George Ransom .

CHARLES THOMAS MASTERMAN . I am servant to Mr, George Ransom , who is a silk-manufacturer , and lives in Wood-street . On the 27th of November, between twelve and one o'clock, I was in the counting-house and heard a noise; I came out, and saw the prisoner just by the warehouse door, which is up stairs - he said,

"Which is Ransom's, the silk-manufacturer?" - I saw him drop the yarn, he then ran away. I pursued him into Hugginane - he was secured.

KIDD DADY. I am a constable. I was in Wood-street, and saw the prisoner coming from Ransom's towards me, I followed him up a court, and took him going into a house. He said he had touched nothing.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 62.

Confined Two Months , and Publicly Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-43

43. JOSEPH MARTIN was indicted for feloniously assaulting George Capper on the King's highway, on the 1st of November , at St. Botolph, Bishopsgate , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 20 l.; one seal, value 20 s. one key, value 2 s. 6 d.; one ribbon, value 1 d., and one ring, value 1 d., his property .

MR. BRODERICK conducted the prosecution.

GEORGE CAPPER . On the 1st of November, about seven o'clock at night, I was in Bishopsgate-street , abreast of Catherine-wheel-alley; a man came suddenly before me with a jumping motion, placed his hands forcibly against my arms, and looked me full in the face - it was close to a pork-butcher's shop, which had two oil lamps - I could see his face as plainly as possible. He held my two arms

a moment or two, then loosed one arm, made a snatch at my chain, and got my watch out of my fob, turned round with a quick motion, and went up the alley. He held my other hand till he got the watch. I turned round to follow, but found two men close behind me; they hustled me to prevent my following, and then ran up the alley themselves - Gregory immediately came up. I am positive the prisoner is the man, I cannot be mistaken. I gave information at Worship-street, and saw him there a week after - I recognized him immediately he was brought to the bar - his face is too particular for me to be deceived.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. You had seen neither of the three before - A. No.

RICHARD GREGORY . I live in Paternoster-row, Spital-fields. On the 1st of November, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was in Bishopsgate-street, and saw the prisoner just against the Marine Society's house, walking by my side in a shuffling way; I immediately turned round, and saw four more, apparently in his company. I slackened my pace, the prisoner got before me with two of the others - I did not observe his features till he came to the corner of Camomile-street, there was a good light there from a window. Two turned down there, two stopped behind looking at the window, and the prisoner came just before me - there was a strong light on his face. From what I thought I was induced to watch him, and observed his person. I crossed Camomile-street, and placed myself at a cheesemonger's door, from which was a strong light - he passed, and I had a very good look at him. When I came to the corner of Houndsditch the prisoner and a tall man made a stop, and both immediately started over the way to the other side. I kept on the other side of the way, and saw them at the corner of Old Bethlem. The prisoner looked round, and I saw his countenance by a gas-light from a chymist's shop. I saw them cross over to the right side, where I was, within about three doors of Catherine-wheel-alley. I saw some people collecting and went up, the prosecutor complained of having been robbed, the prisoner and the other men were then gone. I and Capper immediately went and gave information at Worship-street - this was on Wednesday, and on the Tuesday following I went with Garton and two others to the Cross Keys, in Wentworth-street, which is five hundred and forty paces from the alley, and found eight or nine in the house, the prisoner was one, sitting in a box alone - I knew him instantly, and told Garton he was the man - I am positive of his person. Garton said he had a wooden leg. My attention was fixed to his face, and he had trowsers on, quite down to the ancle, when I saw him. I said,

"If he has no legs at all he is the man." He had trowsers on then too. I am positive of him.

Cross-examined. Q. You are certain of him - A. Yes, I could tell him from a hundred thousand. Another man, named Garsey, was apprehended, but he was as much like the prisoner as I am. I went to Capper before he saw him, to prevent anything being said to him.

THOMAS GARTON . I am an officer of Worship-street. I went with Gregory to the Cross Keys, he immediately fixed on the prisoner. I asked him where he lived? he said in a court in Wentworth-street, No. 3, but the court had no name. All the courts there have names.

Prisoner's Defence. I am quite innocent.

The prisoner called a witness to prove an alibi, but his evidence related to the 25th of October.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 32.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-44

44. THOMAS CASTLE was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of December , one bed, value 2 l.; one bolster, value 4 s.; one quilt, value 1 s., and one tea kettle, value 10 s., the goods of John Rigg , in a lodging-room .

SARAH RIGG . I am the wife of John Rigg , and live in Petticoat-lane . On the 18th of November I let the prisoner a one pair back room, at No. 19, Petticoat-lane, which is in the City, at 4 s. 6 d. per week - he had a wife and three children - these things were let with it. On the 1st of December Kelly came to me I went and found his door open, and a candle and fire there - the things were gone. Next day I found him in custody with them.

ANN KELLY . I lodged over the prisoner. About six o'clock I came home, saw the door open, and the furniture gone.

JOHN BARNS . I am an inspector of the watch. Between six and seven o'clock I saw the prisoner in Paternoster-row with a bed, I followed him to Spitalfields, and asked how he got it? he said he had just come from Canterbury - I detained him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Two Months .

London Jury before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-45

45. GEORGE KILBURN was indicted for embezzlement .

DANIEL DEACON . I keep the White Horse Inn, Cripplegate , the prisoner was my clerk , and entrusted to receive money on my account. I have partners - the business in town belongs to me; the money is divided between us by mileage - we are a company. He ought to pay all money as he receives it - I was to remit it to butchers in the country. I enquired of Mr. King what money he had paid at my office, in consequence of which I went to the prisoner, and said Mr. King had informed me that on the 23d of October he had paid 2 l. 5 s. 7 d. into our office; he said he had received it and not accounted for it. This was a week or ten days after the 23d of October - he was in custody at my office at the time.

JAMES COLEMAN . I am servant to Mr. King. On the 23d of October I paid two 1 l. notes and 5 s. 7 d. to Horwood, at the prosecutor's office - the prisoner was not there.

THOMAS HORWOOD . I am clerk to the prosecutor. On the 23d of October Coleman paid me 2 l. 5 s. 7 d. on account of King - I paid the same money to the prisoner when he came in.

THOMAS BARKER . I am clerk to Mr. Deacon. The prisoner never accounted to me for this sum - there are no other clerks.

Prisoner. I throw myself on your mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-46

46. GEORGE THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of December , four table-spoons, value 2 l. , the goods of Thomas Bleaden , Richard Waller , and John Chandler .

JOSEPH RECKLEY . I am principal waiter at the London Tavern . The prisoner came into the coffee-room, about four o'clock, and called for half a pint of sherry. I did not like his appearance, and watched him. He called in about five minutes to know what he had to pay - it was 1 s. 9 d. He gave me a half-crown, and said,

"Never mind the change." Four spoons were on the table. I left the room - he came out, and as he passed me, I saw a spoon in his pocket. I immediately followed, and collared him; four spoons were found on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WILLIAM LLOYD . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge, and found two spoons in his pocket, and one he delivered to me.

MR. CHARLES BLEADEN . I am the proprietor of the London Tavern , and am in partnership with Richard Waller , and John Chandler .

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-47

47. JOHN DOWLING was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of November , one shirt, value 16 s. , the goods of Benjamin Acocks .

MARY ACOCKS . I am the wife of Benjamin Acocks , and live in Newgate-street ; we keep a ready-made linen warehouse . On the 27th of November, I was called to the prisoner, who asked for some good Irish shirts. While he was there, my servant seemed frightened; I asked her what was the matter? she locked the door, and said,

"This man has took a shirt and put it into his pocket." He pulled it out from under his coat, and said he brought it for a pattern - it had my writing on it - I am sure I had not sold it. When the officer came he denied having it, or that he had a pocket large enough to hold it.

Prisoner. Q. Was not you the first person that shewed me shirts - A. Yes; he first said, he had no shirt about him, but what he had on; but when my husband came down he pulled it out.

ANN SHELTON . I am servant to the prosecutor. I saw my mistress put some shirts upon the counter. I went on the stairs, and saw the prisoner double the shirt once, and put it under his coat, on the right side; I do not know whether he had a pocket there. I went and told my master; then came down, and locked the door. My mistress asked me what was the matter? I said,

"That man has put a shirt into his pocket." He denied it; I said I could swear to it. He then said he had one, which he brought as a pattern, and produced it.

HENRY HONEY . I took the prisoner in charge, and found only 4 s. 8 d. on him.

(Property produced, and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went to buy two shirts, for a young man at Brighton. I measured one by my arm, and she charged me with putting it into my pocket.

GUILTY . Aged 55.

Confined One Year , and Publicly Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-48

48. JAMES DAVIES was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of November , 50 lbs. of cheese, value 20 s. , the goods of James Eaton .

JAMES EATON . I am a cheesemonger , and live in Mark-lane . On the 16th of November I was at tea in the back room, my wife alarmed me, I ran and stopped the prisoner with the cheese.

LOUISA EATON . I saw the prisoner come into the shop and take the cheese.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Two men told me to take the cheese from the door and carry it to Fleet-market.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Whipped and Discharged .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-49

FOURTH DAY, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9.

49. ROBERT GREENFIELD was indicted for stealing on the 1st of December , two shifts, value 4 s.; three napkins, value 1 s., and one apron, value 1 s., the goods of Ann Baldwin , from the person of Thomas Baldwin .

ANN BALDWIN . I gave the things to my boy to carry to his sister.

THOMAS BALDWIN . My mother gave me the things in a bundle. The prisoner followed me a little way down Tothill-street , and when I got up to the corner he took them out of my arm, and then ran away. Mr. Davenport came up - the bundle bursted, and the things fell out. I knew the prisoner before.

WILLIAM DAVENPORT . I was coming from St. Margaret's Church, and heard a cry of Stop thief! I saw the child crying - he described the thief to me, and said his name was Greenfield. I went to the prisoner's house and left word I wanted him - he did not come. I found him with some others, and collared him; the others were going to rescue him - he had dropped the things.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner called the following witnesses:

EDWARD WILLIAMS . I sell fruit about the street, and live in Old Pye-street; the prisoner has been three years in my employ. On the 1st of December, about half-past eleven o'clock, I bought some geese at Newgate-market - he breakfasted with me, and about half-past twelve o'clock he went out with me to sell geese, and was not out of my sight till about half-past seven - I will take my oath of it.

CATHERINE WILLIAMS . I sell poultry about the street. The prisoner came home on the 1st of December about half-past five o'clock, and was never out of my place till he went up to bed with his father about half-past seven. I am the wife of the last witness. The prisoner bears a good character.

Q. Are you sure of that - A. Yes. Some gentleman put him in trouble once for a spite; he was imprisoned six months.

MARIA PAYNE . I live in Pye-street, and take in needlework. I took some work home to Williams's, the prisoner and Mr. Williams came in about a quarter before six o'clock. He is Mrs. Williams's brother-in-law.

Q. You have been in this Court before - A. Never. I knew George Bird , who was tried here, he was executed.

Q. On your oath, did you not appear on the trial of Bird, to claim a pair of snuffers, which were proved to belong to the prosecutor - A. No, I was never in this Court in my life.

JAMES GILLMORE . I am an officer. I know the three witnesses - the last came here on Bird's case.

Prisoner's Defence. I was at home at the time, and the next day I was out, the officer took me.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-50

50. MARY SINGLETON was indicted for that she, on the 25th of October , feloniously did dispose of, and put away a certain forged and counterfeit Bank note, with intent to defraud the Governer and Company of the Bank of England .

SECOND COUNT, calling it a promissory note for payment of money instead of a Bank note.

THIRD COUNT, stating her intention to be to defraud Richard Chappell .

RICHARD CHAPELL . I keep the Coach and Horses, public-house, Cross-street, Hatton-garden . On the 25th of October, the prisoner came, and bought a pint of rum. She gave me a 1 l. Bank note; I said I could not give her change; she said she must try to get change; she left the decanter on the counter, and returned in about five minutes, saying, she could not. She staid some time; my wife came down, and having silver, gave her change. I took the note, and asked her what name I should put down? she said

"Mr. Roberts, No. 25, Charles-street, Hatton-garden," which I wrote on it, (looks at one) this is it. She went away; I could swear to her coming there. I paid the note away - it was returned to me as forged two or three days after. I went to Charles-street, but could not find a Mr. Roberts there.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODERICK. Q. The note appeared to have been in circulation - A. Yes, seeing Ransom, Kirby-street, on it, I knew him, and thought it must be good; I inquired of him, but he knew nothing of it.. I only inquired at No. 25. She came before twelve o'clock.

EDWARD BECKWITH . I live at No. 25, Charles-street, Hatton-garden, and have lived there near nine months. I do not know the prisoner, she did not live there, nor any other person named Roberts.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODERICK. Q. Charles-street is a large street - A. Yes, there is another No. 25.

WILLIAM GREGORY . I am a linen-draper, and live in Aldersgate-street. On the 23d, the prisoner came; I had seen her there before. She bought some articles, which came to 8 s., and tendered me a 1 l. note. I gave her change, and asked her address? she gave me,

" Mary Singleton , West-street, Smithfield," which I wrote on it - (looks at one) - this is it - it has my mark on it; it is endorsed

"Sir William Curtis , and Co." Before she left, I sent it to a neighbour for his opinion - he returned it saying it was forged. I sent for an officer, and he took her.

Cross-examined. Q. The address was true - A. The officer said so. She was in custody about a week, and then discharged.

GEORGE GAY . I keep a chandler's shop, in Beecham-street, Brooks's-market. On the 7th of November, a woman came, and bought a piece of bacon, which came to 9 1/2 d. and she gave me a 1 l. note; I suspected it - I went out, and saw the prisoner waiting at the corner, about twenty yards off. I went to Leather-lane for an officer, but did not find him. I returned in about three or four minutes, and saw the prisoner again, walking up and down the street. I found the woman still in my house, and took her myself. I saw the prisoner in custody at my door, before I carried the woman away. Hudson, an officer, first came, and Norris brought the prisoner to the door. The third woman said, in the prisoner's hearing at the office, that she was servant to both of them, at No. 19, West-street, Smithfield. While the woman was in my shop, I saw the prisoner pass the door once after I returned from the officers; (looks at a note,) this is what Roach offered me.

Cross-examined. Q. You saw the prisoner at the corner, twenty yards off - A. Yes, she told me, she was an unfortunate girl - she might have seen me pass.

WILLIAM GLENDINING . I live at No. 25, Hatton-garden, at the corner of Charles-street; one door is in Charles-street, and is numbered 25. No Mr. Roberts lived in, or frequented my house.

CORNELIUS NORRIS . I am a constable, and live in Leather-lane. I was fetched to Gay's, and found Roach there - I saw nobody else there. Another officer was there before me. I saw the prisoner in Leather-lane, and took her, with another woman - they both began to cry. I had not said what I took them for; the other girl said she was a servant, and lived in West-street, Smithfield. Singleton said nothing.

THOMAS GLOVER . I am an inspector of Bank notes. The notes are all forged in every respect, and all appear impressed from the same plate. The signatures appear to be written by the same person.

JAMES VAUTIN . I am a signing-clerk. The note is not signed by me -

(read).

The prisoner put in a long written defence, stating that she took the notes from a person who had been in her company, she being an unfortunate girl.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-51

51. ROBERT PARKER was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of November , at St. Margaret, Westminster , three pair of breeches, value 70 s.; two coats, value 5 l.; one waistcoat, value 5 s.; one pair of stockings, value 5 s.; two neck-handkerchiefs, value 5 s.; one pair of buckles, value 1 l.; one pair of spurs, value 10 s., and one snuffbox, value 5 s., the goods of David Perry , in the dwelling-house of Hubert James Abercrombye .

DAVID PARRY . I am coachman to Mr. Hubert James Abercrombye , who lives in New-street, Spring-gardens. The stable-door and coach-house are in a mews, in Duke-street, Westminster .; I have rooms there, in which I live; there is no deduction in my wages on account of my living there. The prisoner was my fellow servant at another place. On the 5th of November, 1819, I took him in out of charity, and on the 19th of November, about a quarter before nine o'clock, I went out with the carriage, and left him in my apartment eating his supper; my wife was out.

I left Martin to lock up the stable, and go up to the prisoner. I returned about half-past ten o'clock, and missed the property stated in the indictment - the breeches are worth 4 l. 10 s. I saw the prisoner again on the 13th of November, 1820, in Mr. Wyndham's stables, Grosvenor-mews, I had not tried to take him before. I neither threatened or promised him. I asked him what he thought of himself, for robbing me? he said he deserved every thing that was bad, and said he sold part of the property in Bishopsgate-street, but he did not know where, as he did not know town.

WILLIAM MARTIN . I am a helper in the stables. I remember Parry going out with the carriage, and the prisoner was left at home, in the apartment over the coach-house. I locked the coach-house door, went up, and saw the prisoner run across the loft with a bundle and great coat on his arm - he jumped out of the loft, and dropped two handkerchiefs. I jumped after him, locked the door, and went to tell my brother - he got off with the property. I did not see him again till last November.

EDWARD JOHN HANDLEY . I am an officer. On the 13th of November, the prisoner was brought to Queen-square; he said he committed the robbery, and was sorry for it.

THOMAS PACE . I am an officer. I heard the prisoner say, he robbed the coachman of his property.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 21.

Recommended to Mercy.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-52

52. MICHAEL HARDY was indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Matthews , on the King's highway, on the 7th of November , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 2 l.; one chain, value 30 s., and two seals, value 30 s., his property .

THOMAS MATTHEWS . I am a certified conveyancer , and live in Clifford's Inn. On the 7th of November I was passing down Drury-lane , about twenty minutes past four o'clock, coming from Covent-garden, I was suddenly accosted by a man, about two or three doors from the Vinegar-yard - I verily believe the prisoner to be the man. He used a very horrid and shocking expression to me, which terrified me. Being so strangely accosted, I turned my face to look at him, being struck with amazement for a moment.

Q. What were the words - A. He came and said,

"You are a b - dy liar." I turned my face, and felt something very sharp, like a twitch - I clapped my hand down, and found my watch was taken; I immediately received the blow - my seals were hanging out. I cried out Stop him! - there were two other men by - they ran off, crying out Mad bull! I followed him down a court, I saw him in Bennett's-court, and then lost him. I saw him again in two hours and a half, he appeared to be dressed as before. I had some doubt of him at first sight, but entertain no doubt now. He threatened to shoot me. When I looked close to his eyes I was certain of him; and on hearing his voice before the Magistrate I was the more confirmed of his being the man, and from his black eyes.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. Did he assign any reason at the office for using these expressions - A. I think he said I would swear any man's life away. It was light, and I could see him plainly - I think I had seen him about before. I do not know which of them robbed me. I recollected him much better when I saw him by daylight. He did not look me in the face above half a minute. Whether the blow or push was intended or not I cannot say.

Q. You only swear to him by his black eyes and his voice - A. No.

HENRY CONNELL . I live at No. 2, Bennett's-court. I saw the prisoner run up the court on the 7th of November, about half-past four o'clock - I knew him before by sight. I saw him cross from Drury-lane into Bennett's-court; two others were on each side of the court following him, Mr. Matthews was crying Stop thief! I ran down the court, and heard the cry of Mad bull! - the prisoner disappeared. I had often seen him before.

JAMES HUGGARD . I am a patrol. On the 7th of November, about six o'clock, something happened, in consequence of which I apprehended him. I took him to the watch-house. Mr. Matthews saw him at Bow-street that night.

Prisoner's Defence. On the 7th of November I met a friend in Monmouth-street, and went with him into St, Giles's. We stopped at different places; I was rather intoxicated, and waited there till half-past five o'clock, then went out and left my brother in New-street. I was in St. Martin's-court, the watchman came up, called us pickpockets, and took me to the watch-house.

JOHN DATHAM . I am a milkman, and live in Orange-court, Leicester-square. On the 7th of November, about half-past two o'clock, I was going to the barn at St. Giles's for milk, and met the prisoner in New Compton-street, Soho, and did not part with him till six o'clock. We went home to Orange-court. I went out about ten minutes past four o'clock, leaving the prisoner there. I met his brother and Perry at the corner of the court, and returned home with them to tea.

THOMAS DATHAM . I live in Orange-court. On the 7th of November, about a quarter past three o'clock, the prisoner came in, and went out about ten minutes past three with my brother, and returned in about ten minutes with his brother and Parry.

EDWARD PARRY . I am clerk to Messrs. Ellis and Veal, solicitors, Abingdon-street. On the 7th of November I saw the prisoner's brother in St. Martin's church-yard as the clock struck four. We got to Orange-court, and found the prisoner and John Datham there, the prisoner was a little intoxicated. I remained there with him till near six o'clock, and parted with him in New-street, Covent-garden.

JOHN HARLEY . I am clerk to Messrs. Ellis and Co. I went to Orange-court, and was with the prisoner till past six o'clock.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-53

53. WILLIAM PADDOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of November , at St. Giles's in the Fields , one cloak, value 10 s.; one looking-glass, value 30 s., and one table, value 3 l., the goods of Susanna Mitchell , spinster , in her dwelling-house .

SUSANNA MITCHELL. I am a single woman, and keep the Rum Puncheon, Cross-lane, Newton-street, Holborn . The prisoner was employed by me there; I used to leave him to sleep in the house at night - I did so on the night of Thursday the 16th of November, I went away at eleven o'clock at night, and left him in care of the house. I locked the bar, took the key away, and left the articles stated in the indictment in the house. I went there next morning, about ten o'clock, found the house open as usual, but him gone; a person who used to clean the house, slept there, unknown to me, that night; I got in by her means, found the bar open, and missed these things. I found them at Marlborough-street.

NICHOLAS HOSKINS . I am an house agent and appraiser, and live in Bow-street. I was at the prosecutrix's house, on the night of the 16th of November, and left with her, about a quarter past eleven o'clock; the prisoner was left in care of the house. Some wet linen of mine was left there and stolen. I assisted her in closing the house. I returned with her in the morning, and found it robbed. I had closed the bar, and gave Mitchell the key. I gave the prisoner the candle, told him to take care of the house, and rise early in the morning. The prosecutrix had disposed of the house, which was the reason I was there. The prisoner was gone in the morning - the bar was pushed open, and the things in a very different state. I found the looking glass and table at Barnet, in the possession of Thompson.

JOHN THOMAS GEARING . I am an officer of St. Giles's. I got the looking glass, from Thompson at Barnet. I took some persons in charge for the robbery, and on the 17th, the prisoner surrendered himself at the watch-house. On the Monday before I took him to the office, I heard he had written a letter, and asked him for it? he said he had none. Soon after, I heard him tearing something, and snatched the letter out of his hand, directed to Mr. Thompson, Library, Barnet.

(read.)

"Sir - I am very sorry this disagreable circumstance has occured. I had paid my fare to Chatham, and was just going off, when I was taken for the things. I have had two private hearings, but they will get nothing out of me, I would sooner be shot! they cannot find that d - d Evans; I am afraid he will tell, where the things are; his wife has been twice to me, and says, that to clear himself, he will tell that you bought them, and to save yourself from any danger, I would send them back to-morrow, by Salmon, and leave them at the Ram, or any where else, so as it is not known where they come from. I have 30 s., which I will give you; only send the table, glass, and blankets, never mind the linen. Do not delay for your own sake; direct to me at St. Giles's watch-house. Hoskins has been, and offered Evans's wife 1 l. to tell where the things are."

NICHOLAS HOSKINS re-examined. I do not know Evans; I have seen her since the robbery, but not till after this letter was written - he wrote it on my promising him mercy.

MORRIS WELSH . I was a watchman of High Holborn. The prosecutrix's house is about twenty yards from my beat. I have known the prisoner four years; on the 17th he came to me, as it struck seven o'clock, in the morning, and asked if I knew where there was a coach? he said he wanted to take some things, which his mistress left him in payment of wages - he left me, and returned with a little man, brought these things, and said he was going to take them away. He said,

"Here is an old cloak, it is of no use to me; I'll make you a present of it." I took it, not thinking that he stole it. About ten o'clock, Gearing's wife called me, and asked if I had not heard of the robbery? I said No, but I saw him with the things, and he gave me a cloak. I saw him again, at nine o'clock that night; he said, he heard there were three taken up on his account, and he was come to clear them - I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 34.

Recommended to Mercy by the prosecutrix.

Second Middlesex Jury before Mr Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-54

54. JOHN DAVIS was indicted for feloniously assaulting George Barritt , on the King's highway, on the 8th of November , at St. Paul, Covent-garden , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, one watch, value 3 l.; one piece of ribbon, value 1 d., and one seal, value 10 s., the goods of the said George Barritt .

GEORGE BARRITT . I live in Spur-street, Leicester-square, and am a coal-merchant . On the 8th of November, about half-past ten o'clock in the evening, I was in Russell-street , crossing the top of Charles-street, opposite Bow-streeet. Just as I stepped upon the pavement, a person touched me on the right shoulder, I turned round, and one person seized my arms violently and held them, while the prisoner caught my watch out of my pocket, and ran down the street. I immediately called Stop thief! they still held me - I swang away from them - they immediately knocked me down. I got up and saw the prisoner run down the street, calling, Stop thief, himself, and at the bottom of the street, I got pretty near him; on running into Tavistock-street, some of his accomplices said,

"This is the man that was robbed," or

"Are you robbed." Some one came up, and knocked me down again. I then lost sight of the prisoner, but still called Stop thief; a gentleman came by, and said he was caught. I followed up to Covent-garden watch-house. and found the prisoner there, with others. I immediately said

"This is the man, who robbed me," and said to him,

"What possesed you to rob me of my watch?" he said,

"Because I wanted it." It was produced at the watch-house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JAMES BARTLETT . On the night of the 8th of November, I was in Southampton-street, and saw the prisoner running down Tavistock-street, and heard a cry of Stop thief! and rattles sprung. I stopped the prisoner, and gave him to the watchman. I found the watch about a yard from our feet, and picked it up - he might have thrown it there.

THOMAS SCEATS . I am a watchman. I secured the prisoner from Bartlett. I asked him how he came to take the watch? he said, because he wanted it.

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 16.

Recommended to Mercy.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-55

55. JOHN FORRESTER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of November , one drawer, value 12 s.; three sheets, value 5 s.; four shifts, value 6 s.; one shirt, value 6 s., and one table-cloth, value 10 s. , the goods of William Quibey .

WILLIAM QUIBEY . I am a carpenter , and live in Duke's-court, Bow-street . On the 9th of November, my house was burnt down with many others, and this property stolen; it was in one drawer - it might have been carried out with intent to save it, and afterwards stolen. The property saved was deposited in Wild-passage.

SAMUEL LAMBERT . I am a laceman, and live in Leicester-square. I was in Long-acre, at the time of the fire, and saw the prisoner carrying the drawer full of linen, on his head. I followed him for about ten minutes, under a dark shed, he there put it down; I asked what he was doing with them? he said he was taking them to Seven-dials; I said

"This is not the way, I will go with you; I 'perceive where you have brought them from." He said " Take them," and ran away. I followed him, calling Stop thief! he was secured without my losing sight of him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man gave me the bundle to carry, at the fire, to Seven-dials; he said he would follow me. I believe it was the prosecutor's nephew.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Of Stealing, but not in a dwelling-house.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-56

56. WALTER PATTERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of November , one pelisse, value 2 l. the goods of John Wardle , from the person of Mary Wardle .

MARY WARDLE . I am the wife of John Wardle . On the 1st of November I bought a new pelisse in Cranbourn-alley; and as I came to New Tothill-street , about half-past six o'clock, turning into Orchard-street, some person came and took it out of my arms. I called to Mrs. Bond, who was with me, we called Stop thief! and the man ran down Pye-street. I followed, was knocked down, and lost my senses. I have not seen it since.

WILLIAM BLUNDELL . I am fifteen years old, and live in New Pye-street. I saw the prisoner (whom I knew before), take the pelisse from Mrs. Wardle's arm, run across the street, and give it to another man. I ran across the road, and caught the other man by the collar. He knocked me down.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. What were you about - A. Shutting up my father's shop. As soon as he gave it to the other, he stopped, and called out Stop thief! he seized a man, and said he was the thief - I said he was not. He fell into a puddle, struck me on the side of the ear, and knocked me down.

THOMAS PACE . I am a constable. I was informed of this about seven o'clock. I went to a public-house, the prisoner stood by the fire, drying his clothes - he was very wet down one side. I said I wanted him for a robbery that evening. He immediately said,

"If it is about Young Blundell's business, he is mistaken in my person." We secured him. He abused us very much.

SARAH BOND. I was with the prosecutrix, and saw the prisoner's side face and his dress. He went across the road with it, and gave it, I think, to another man. I verily believe him to be the man. I saw him again in Pye-street. When the prosecutrix recovered, he said it was not us. She said,

"You are the man that robbed me." He said nothing then.

Cross-examined. Q. You were walking together - A. I was rather before her, and turned round immediately as she cried out. We ran and followed him - a man came and struck her.

Prisoner's Defence. On the night I heard the cry, three men knocked me down in the kennel. A man said that Blundell said it was me.

MRS. WARDLE re-examined. I went up, and said he was the man - he did not answer. I have no doubt of him.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-57

57. EDMUND BURK was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of November , at St. Marylebone , five petticoats, value 2 l. 10 s.; two gown bodies, value 10 s.; one shawl, value 20 s.; three caps, value 5 s.; three handkerchiefs, value 1 s. 6 d.; one yard of cotton, value 1 s.; one yard of lace, value 18 d., and three frills, value 18 s., the goods of Mary Elizabeth Smith , spinster , in the dwelling-house of William Smith .

MARY ADAMS . I live with my father, at No. 7, Great Woodstock-street , opposite Mr. Smith's. On the 4th of November, between five and six o'clock in the evening, I was looking out of the window, and saw the prisoner, and two more walking up and down the street, several times. I saw the prisoner get over the rails, and open the parlour window - the watchman and several people went by - he pretended to be shutting the shutters. He came over the rails again, and went and spoke to the other two. When any one passed he pretended to be knocking at the door. He got over again, put the window wide open, and got in. I went down, Mr. May went over with me. I went into Mr. Smith's parlour, saw the prisoner and the property tied up in a petticoat, on a table near the window - the drawers were open. He said he had taken nothing, and begged to be let go, but was secured.

JOSEPH BROWN . I lodge at Smith's. I heard an alarm, went into the parlour, and found the prisoner there - the things were on the table, tied up in a petticoat. He begged to be let go, saying he had nothing. I detained him.

MARY ELIZABETH SMITH . I am the daughter of William Smith , who rents the house. I was in the parlour at four o'clock, the drawers were shut then, and every thing safe. I afterwards found the prisoner there, and the things taken from the drawers, and tied up in a petticoat. They are mine, and worth 5 l. and more. I am twenty-four years of age.

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 21.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-58

58. WILLIAM WALL was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Charles Venner , Esq. , about twelve o'clock at night of the 12th of January , at Hornsey , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, one watch, value 2 l.; eight waistcoats, value 30 s.; one pair of breeches, value 12 s.; one

coat, value 2 l.; one pair of trowsers, value 1 l., and three 1 l. Bank notes, the property of Daniel Durrant .

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

DANIEL DURRANT . I am servant to Charles Venner , Esq., a barrister of Lincoln's Inn, who lives at Hornsey. I slept over the stable, which joins the dwelling-house; it is his stable, and is enclosed by a high paling, which surrounds the house. In January last the prisoner lived at Mr. Nicholls's. On the 12th of January I had the property in my room over the stable - I left a little before eight o'clock, every thing was then safe, and locked the door. I went out, met the prisoner at Mr. Nicholls's, and played at cards with Nicholls and his wife, the prisoner refused to play. He left a little after eight o'clock, returned about nine, and stopped till after I left - he knew I lived at the stable. On returning I found the loft door open, which is my room, my boxes open, and every thing taken out. I had left the loft door bolted - there was a hole in the door, which would admit a man's arm through to undo the bolt. I missed the property stated in the indictment. I saw him the next morning; he continued in the neighbourhood till lately. I have seen my watch, waistcoats, and breeches since.

JOHN CONWAY . I am an officer of Highgate. I had the prisoner in custody on the 20th of November - I found a waistcoat tucked under his jacket, he was not wearing it. I received four duplicates from Mrs. Ealey.

MARY EALEY . I am the prisoner's sister. I delivered four duplicates to the officer; I had pledged the things at Mount's, he gave them to me to pledge - I thought they were his - he was with me when I pledged them.

THOMAS WALKER . I am servant to Mr. Mount, a pawnbroker, of Old Gravel-lane. I have a pair of breeches, pledged on the 22d of January; a waistcoat, on the 21st of February, and a watch, pledged on the 1st of April by Ealey.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I can prove where I was that night.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 22.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-59

59. JACOB COHEN and FRANCIS GEORGE ALDRIDGE were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of November , two hats, value 16 s. , the goods of William Ingram .

LAWRENCE INGRAM . I am a hatter , and live in Coleman-street . On the 3d of November, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, my servant came up, I went down and found Cohen in custody; he produced two hats in a bag, they were taken from a locker; one of them had a name on the lining - I found the lining torn out, and laying on the counter. Aldridge was my servant - I manage the business for William Ingram .

ROBERT FIELDING . I am a constable. I was in Coleman-street, opposite Ingram's house, and saw Aldridge at the door, Cohen was walking backwards and forwards. Aldridge came to the door, Cohen crossed over, and went in with an empty bag under his arm. I then saw him come out with something in the bag, I followed and took him about twenty yards off; I said,

"What have you got?" he said,

"For God's sake, what shall I do?" I said,

"You should have considered that before." I took him into the shop, and found he had two hats; he said he had bought them of the boy for 4 s., I asked him what he did with the one he had the day before? he said he gave 2 s. for it, and had sold it. I told Aldridge to call his master - he said he sold them to him for 2 s. each. He went up apparently to call his master, but ran out at the side door. About an hour after he was taken he said he had bid the money in the privy; I found 4 s. on a beam there. He said in Cohen's hearing, that was the money he gave him.

BENJAMIN WORRALL . I am a trunk-maker, and live in Coleman-street. I saw Cohen lurking about the street, and assisted in taking him. He said

"Good God! what shall I do?" and how could he go into the shop unless he was called - that the boy asked 5 s. for the two hats. he gave him 4 s., and he should not get 6 d. by them, Aldridge ran out of the side door.

COHEN'S Defence. I was calling clothes; the young man said he had three hats to sell; I bought one for 2 s., and next morning called for the other two.

ALDRIDGE'S Defence. While I was opening the shop this man came in, and asked if I had any thing to sell? I said No; he picked up a hat, and said he would buy it, I said I could not sell it. He took up two hats, and said he would give me 4 s. for them. I pointed to him to go out, he left 4 s. on the counter and ran off.

COHEN - GUILTY . Aged 54.

Confined Two Years , and Publicly Whipped .

ALDRIDGE - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Whipped and Discharged .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-60

60. JOHN WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of December , one umbrella, value 3 s. , the goods of George Barker .

THOMAS WHISKARD . I am shopman to Mr. George Barker , who is a pawnbroker , and lives in Houndsditch . On Wednesday afternoon, the 6th of December, between three and four o'clock, the prisoner came and took this umbrella down out of the shop, I ran out, and secured him with it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-61

61. WILLIAM HARDISTY was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of November , one handkerchief, value 6 d., the goods of Francis Neat Walsh , from his person .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be the property of Joseph Walsh .

FRANCIS NEAT WALSH . On the 2d of November, just as I got through Temple-bar , I saw the prisoner draw my handkerchief out of my pocket - he put it either into his own pocket, or somewhere about him. I seized him; he struggled sometime till Mr. Weaver came to my assistance. I charged the prisoner with it - he said he was surprised at me, pulled off his hat, shewed me a handkerchief, and said that was the only one he had. A gentleman came up and said,

"You are not up to the old soldier

"and found my handkerchief concealed between his coat and waistcoat. I gave him in charge.

JOHN WEAVER . I was behind the prosecutor, and saw him seize the prisoner - a scuffle took place, and I collared

him. We placed him against a wall, a gentleman came up, and took the handkerchief from under his waistcoat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-62

62. THOMAS FAULKNER was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of November , in the dwelling-house of Thomas Davidson , one coat, value 10 s., the goods of Matthew Atkinson ; 6 s. 6 d., in monies numbered, one 5 l. and eight 1 l. Bank notes, the property, of Thomas Davidson .

J. T. B. SIMMONS. I superintended Mr. Davidson's printing office, in Lombard-street . On the night of the 20th of November, I left in my desk a 5 l. note, eight 1 l. notes and 6 l. 6 s. in silver. I found it broken open and the property gone. I went to the Bank and stopped it. On the evening of the 25th I received information from the Bank that it was paid in, and on the 27th traced it through several hands to William Chambers , Broad-street, Bloomsbury. The coat was stolen from the composing-room, and the other things from the reading-room. I know nothing of the prisoner.

MATTHEW ATKINSON . I left my coat in the composing-room, and in the morning it was gone.

WILLIAM CHAMBERS . I keep a ready-made clothes warehouse. On the 21st, about twelve o'clock, the prisoner paid me a 5 l. note, which I paid to Favel and Bousfield that day, I did not mark it. I am sure he is the man.

JOHN DAVIS . I am an officer. On Sunday the 25th or 26th I apprehended the prisoner from information I received. He would not say where he lived or what his name was. Next morning I asked him how he got so much money, and what he had done with it? He said he had found it on the Monday before, about twelve o'clock at night, in the Strand - that he had been robbed of, he believed, 5 l. or 6 l. by a fellow-lodger, and that he found 13 l. 16 s., and a coat. I took him on the Sunday after the robbery; he mentioned what street he found it in, but I forget where. I asked what he had left. He said, at his lodgings there was 1 l. in silver and a coat. I went to his lodgings, they delivered me the coat, and eight half-crowns.

GEORGE ROBINSON . I am an officer. I was with Davis when he was apprehended. I found a handkerchief in his hat. and asked what he had done with the money. He said, he paid a 5 l. note to Chambers, and was robbed of about 6 l. by a fellow-lodger. He said he found the money and coat near Villiers-street, Strand, on the Monday about twelve o'clock at night.

MATTHEW ATKINSON re-examined. The coat is mine.

Prisoner's Defence. I found the property.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-63

63. JAMES MACKEY was indicted for embezzlement .

MR. WALTER ANDERSON PEACOCK . I am a baker , and live in Bishopsgate-street , the prisoner was my journeyman , and daily received money for bread he took out. He ought to account every day for what he received. He never paid me 9 s. 6 d., an account of Mrs. Drew.

MARY DREW . I live in Gilham's-fields, Worship-street. I dealt with Mr. Peacock. I paid the prisoner 9 s. 6 d. on the 25th of November.

MR. PEACOCK. He never accounted for it.

GEORGE PEACOCK . I am the son of the prosecutor, and keep the cash-book, and enter his account every evening. The prisoner paid nothing on Mrs. Drew's account.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Did he account to you every day? - A. Yes. I call over the names, and he answers what he has received which I enter, and he marks the other. I invariably give him the book to look over.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-64

64. WILLIAM FOLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , one piece of flannel, value 2 l. 6 s. , the goods of Robert Kipling .

MOSES CHARLES BIDMEAD . I am shopman to Robert Kipling , a hosier , who lives in Cheapside . About ten o'clock yesterday, the prisoner came into the shop, and looked at some flannel waistcoats, two young men were in the shop, one of them waited on him, and while he was reaching some goods I saw him snatch up a piece of handkerchiefs, and put it under his coat; I came out of the room into the shop, went round the counter, and looked at the pile of handkerchiefs - he looked hard at me. I went up to him, he appeared flurred - the young man asked him 6 s. 6 d. for some shirts - he immediately bid 5 s. - I said we could not take it - he was going out - I told him to unbutton his coat, but he ran off. I secured him with the property, and gave him in charge.

Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-65

FIFTH DAY. MONDAY, DECEMBER 11.

65. BENJAMIN WHITTEY was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of November , six spoons, value 38 s. , the property of Robert Brien .

DANIEL GREENING . I am servant to Mr. Brien, who is a surgeon , and lives in Spencer-street, Northampton-square . On the 11th of November I was coming up the kitchen stairs and saw the prisoner going out of the house from the parlour - I looked into the parlour, missed the spoons, and ran out - I got Jones, who took him, and brought him back. I had seen the spoons in the parlour not ten minutes before. I ran after another man who got away.

DAVID JONES . I am a cheesemonger, and live in Goswell-street. Greening came into the shop and asked my master to let me run after the prisoner. I ran out, saw him a good way off - he pointed him out - I secured him, and another man went away - the prisoner gave me four spoons which I gave to Mr. Brien. I had pursued him near a mile.

THOMAS FRANKLIN . I am an officer. I was fetched, and four spoons delivered to me. I searched the prisoner, found two more in his bosom.

MR. ROBERT BRIEN . The spoons are mine.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-66

66. EDWARD LEWIS was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of October , one watch, value 3 l., the goods of John Power , in the dwelling-house of John Rigg .

JOHN POWER . I am an Irishman. I arrived in town from Bristol on the 25th of October, at four o'clock in the morning; I was a stranger, and did not know where to lodge. I went into a public-house in Piccadilly, and was drinking a pint of beer with my wife, the prisoner came in, and drank with us. He asked if I was a stranger? I said Yes; he said he supposed I was tired, and wanted a lodging? I said I should be very glad to get one, but did not know where; he said he lodged with an Irishwoman, and would take me there, and was sure she would be very kind to me. I said I would give him 1 s. for his trouble; he said he would not have it. He took me to Rigg's house, Rump-court, Westminster; he introduced us to her as her country people. She said she did not know our characters; he said we were very good characters. We were taken into a room with two beds - a man was in one; he dressed himself, and went out - it was about half-past six o'clock. I hung my watch upon a nail in the wall. The prisoner went to bed, and in half an hour he got up and said

"Countrywoman, are you asleep?" she said No; he said he hoped we were comfortable; he went to bed again. I observed the door open and shut. I went to sleep, and at eight o'clock missed my watch. I went to Williams's, the pawnbroker, and described it; about twelve o'clock he came, and said the prisoner was in the shop. I went and found him there, but not the watch.

MARY RIGG . I rent the house. About six o'clock, before I was up; the prisoner brought Powers and his wife, saying they were my country people, and wanted a lodging; the prisoner had slept one night at my house, and being out late, I thought they might be bad characters, but upon examining them I gave them a bed. The prisoner stopped some time in my kitchen, and asked me to lend him 4 s. to redeem some shoes at Williams's. He went up stairs, I knew he had no money, for he could not pay me four-pence for a night's lodging - he went away without speaking to me. I took Powers to Williams's, thinking the prisoner might go there - nobody but him, could take the watch.

JOHN WILLIAMS . I am a pawnbroker. On the 25th of October, Powers gave me information, and begged me to stop Lewis. About eleven o'clock the prisoner came to make an affidavit of losing the duplicate of a pair of shoes; he went to Queen-square. I sent for Powers; when the prisoner returned, he was secured - he had left 9 s. 6 d. with me.

JOSEPH SHORT . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in custody, and found 10 s. on him; he gave no account how he came by it.

Prisoner's Defence. I went out when I awoke. I had received 10 s. 6 d. the night before, for work. I never stole it.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-67

67. JAMES M'NABB and SAMUEL MEARS were indicted for feloniously assaulting Sarah Norris , on the King's highway, on the 20th of November , putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, one thimble, value 1 d.; one watch-key, value 1 d., and sixpence, her property .

SARAH NORRIS . I am servant at the Rose, public-house, at Islington . On the 20th of November, about eight o'clock at night, I was carrying out my beer; a man came over the rails, knocked me against the wall, and held my throat, that I should not halloo; then another came up, there were three of them, but I can only swear to two. M'Nab held my hands, and Mears was the first that attacked me. I knew them both before; M'Nabb slit my pocket down, and took these things. I used to see them twice, or three times a day. I went home, and told my master who they were. I am confident they are the men.

Prisoner M'NABB. Q. Did you not say at the office several times, that you could not swear to us - A. I said at first they were not the men, because my father said it would cost such a deal of money to prosecute, and I had none. When I was sworn, I said they were the men.

COURT. Q. Did you ever say before the Magistrate, that they were positively the men - A. Yes, I am confident I said so.

Q. You said at the office,

"I think M'Nabb is the man" - No, I was confident of it.

JOHN UPTON . I am a patrol. I apprehended the prisoners. The prosecutrix said at first she could not swear to them; she told me her father persuaded her to say so, as he had no money.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-68

68. CHARLES JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of October , three seals, value 30 s., and one ring, value 5 s., the goods of John Scott , from his person .

JOHN SCOTT . I am a tailor , and work for Mr. Oakley, of Margaret-street, Cavendish-square. On the 30th of October, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was going from Gate-street to Great Queen-street , a procession was coming down. I stood still, being cautious not to go into the crowd. In about half a minute the procession passed close by me - a person came up and snatched at my seals - my fob was twisted, which secured the watch. The ring broke and he got the seals. I ran after him, calling

Stop thief! and caught him fifty yards off, without losing sight of him. I was not five yards from him all the time, and am certain he is the man. I collared him, tore his coat, and fell down - nobody but ourselves were in the road. I was up in a moment. Two coachmen stopped him. We were going up Gate-street to get a constable, and were surrounded by a mob - one man said,

"You villain, that is not the man that robbed you!" and struck me. Another man clasped his arms round my waist, and dragged me right from the prisoner - they held me against the wall and said

"Off! off!" I followed him down a court, he ran against a house, I caught and held him - the same mob surrounded and beat me most dreadfully - I was not able to work for a week. A boy came and snatched at my pocket - I struck him, he came again, felt in my flap, pulled the fob and watch out, and called for a knife. I kicked him away. A constable came and took the prisoner, whom I had held all this time. I was dreadfully beat by weapons as thick as my wrist. I am certain the prisoner is the man who took my seals. His coat was torn when I retook him.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Were not many persons by you - A. Nobody but the prisoner; the procession was fifty yards off.

WILLIAM HAWKINS . I am a journeyman baker. I was in Long-acre about half-past six o'clock, in front of one of the processions, and saw the prisoner snatch two seals from another gentleman. I watched him into Queen-street, he turned towards the prosecutor; I did not see the snatch - I saw him run and the prosecutor following - I ran and assisted in taking him. We were kicked and beat very much by a mob. I was dragged into the road and obliged to let go. I caught him again, and the same gang surrounded us - he was at last secured. He is the man Scott was pursuing.

JOHN KENDRICK . I searched the prisoner at the watch-house, and found two handkerchiefs and duplicates of two more on him.

Prisoner's Defence. The handkerchiefs are my own - I know nothing of this charge.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-69

69. THOMAS MUNDAY was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of October , one mare, price 10 l. the property of Isaac Franklyn .

ISAAC FRANKLYN . I am a farmer , and live in Edgeware-road . I saw my mare last on Friday, the 27th of October, about eight o'clock at night, and missed her next morning. She was turned into a field - she was sound and well, and worth 10 l. - I found her at Ford's, she was then cut and mangled under the fore leg, with a knife, or something - it must have been done wilfully - she could not move, and was not able to go home for a fortnight. The field gate was asped and chained, but not locked - she is recovered.

DAVID RICKETTS . I am foreman to Mr. Ford, a horse-slaughterer, who lives in Sharp's-alley, Cow-cross. On the 28th of October, between six and seven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner brought a black mare, and asked me to buy it. I said I could not, till my master was up. He asked me to let him leave it in the yard, while he went to St. James's, to see after his team. He did so, and came at eight o'clock and said he brought it from Squire Gray's, Wimbley-park. It was wounded, and must have been done with something blunt. I asked how it got wounded? He said they had been harrowing the field, that it took fright and ran over the hedge, my master paid him 30 s. for it - he was a long time before he would take it, and begged me to give him a note to satisfy his master what he got for it, and wanted 1 s. for himself, which my master gave him. He was taken five or six days after. I am sure he is the man.

WILLIAM CRAIG . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner on Harrow-hill-common, in consequence of information from Franklyn. I said I suspected he knew something of Franklyn's mare. He said he knew nothing about it; but as we walked across the field he asked if it was found. I said I did not know.

THOMAS FORD . I am a slaughterer. I paid him for the mare, and gave him a note to shew his master. He said he had lived seven years with Squire Gray, of Wimbley-park, and his name was Duggins. I am sure he is the man.

ISAAC FRANKLYN , re-examined. Wimbley-park is about three miles from me. The prisoner worked for me about three months ago, for six or seven weeks.

Prisoner. I hope you will have mercy on me.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 27.

Recommended to Mercy by Prosecutor and Jury.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-70

70. WILLIAM PRICE was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Joseph Wilson , about five o'clock at night, on the 22d of November , and stealing seven shirt collars, value 5 s.; four shirts, value 2 l.; nine handkerchiefs, value 8 s.; three dresses, value 30 s.; one spencer, value 5 s.; one apron, value 6 d.; one pocket, value 6 d.; two petticoats, value 5 s.; three caps, value 3 s., and one shawl, value 1 s., his property .

SARAH WILSON . I am the wife of Joseph Wilson , we live at Bromley , On the 22d of November, in the morning, I put my clothes in the bedroom, on the ground floor, and went across the way, returned in a quarter of an hour, and missed the articles stated in the indictment. I had left my husband and family at home - I had not fastened the outer door - it was a quarter after five. Dungate and Parteridge came by - I told them, and in about two hours the prisoner was taken.

JOHN DUNGATE . I am an officer. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house with this property - he said he found it in Ducking-pond-lane, and was going to take them to his master's in George-yard - they were quite wet.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found them in Ducking-pond-lane.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Of stealing only. Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-71

71. JOSEPH IRELAND was indicted for stealing on the 21st of October , one watch, value 3 l. and one key, value 1 d. the goods of Charles Smith , in his dwelling-house .

CATHERINE HILTON . I am an apprentice to Mr. Smith, who is a milkman , and lives in Bunhill-row . On the 21st of October, at seven o'clock, a knock came against the door with a hand, as if a child did it. I opened it, and saw the prisoner. I am certain it was him - he asked if my mistress or master were at home. They were up stairs, but I said they were not in the way - he asked for half-a-penny worth of milk to drink. I crossed the room, and got a tumbler to measure it; turned round, found the door flung too, and he was gone, I saw the watch on the mantle-piece a quarter of an hour before, and nobody came from there till it was missed but him; about eight o'clock, when mistress came down to let a friend out she missed it. I was in the room till that time. I saw him again on the Tuesday after, following a procession to the Queen. He was in Bunhill-row. I ran and told my master, but we could not find him. He was taken a week after. I am certain he is the person.

HARRIET SMITH . I am the girl's mistress. I was at home on Sunday, sitting in the first floor with my husband, and a friend; the girl was in the parlour, where the milk is sold. About seven o'clock, I heard the door flung violently too. I went down about eight o'clock to let a friend out; the clock was striking, and my husband called to me, to see if it was eight or nine o'clock, I then missed the watch; I had seen it there between five and six o'clock; I had been down two or three times that evening, and always fastened the door after the customers.

THOMAS VANN . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner; the girl said he was the boy. The watch is not found.

Prisoner's Defence. I can prove I was at home at the time.

SARAH STOKES . I live in White Horse-court, Whitecross-street. On the evening stated in the indictment, I went to ask the prisoner's mother to let her youngest child come and play with mine - it was about half-past six o'clock; she said he was going to bed, being ill.

Q. What day was it - A. Sunday the 22d, the prisoner was on the stairs; she said he was undressed, or he should come - he had his shoes and stockings on. Stennett was there; I had been there, in and out, in the course of the day. The prisoner's parents are poor, they had no clean linen for him.

SAMUEL STENNETT . I belong to the London Dock Company. I called on the prisoner's father about a bedstead, I had left at his house; he was a-bed when I called in the morning, and his father was reading - it was about nine or ten o'clock. I returned about eleven o'clock, the boy was not come down, but I talked to him at the top of the stairs. He never left the house till nine or ten o'clock at night, as I am a living mortal; I dined there with his father mother, and two or three children; the prisoner did not dine with us, he was up stairs all day, as his mother could not let him have any clean linen - some dinner was carried up to him. I had broth for my dinner, being ill - I paid no attention to what the family had. I breakfasted before I went to the house. Mrs. Stokes came in after it was dark; we had tea about half-past eight o'clock. I heard the prisoner was apprehended a week or ten days after - I did not go to the Magistrate. The prisoner did not come down all day, he was laying on his father's bed.

ISABELLA FOLLET. On the 22d of October, I am sure the prisoner was not out of the house all day, and never put shoe or stocking on - he did not get up till two o'clock and did not go out all day.

Q. What did he do at two o'clock - A. He went down into the kitchen to dinner, and only had slippers and a dirty shirt on; he dined with the family and Stennett. I live up stairs, but I came down, and saw them at dinner; I am sure he dined with them - they all sat round the table. Stokes called about six o'clock, the prisoner was then on the stairs - I heard him going up, as I came down; he was ashamed to go down, not having stockings on. He went to bed after tea, about seven o'clock.

- IRELAND. I am the prisoner's father. He went to bed on Saturday night, and did not get up till Monday morning. Stennett dined with me and my family that day, the prisoner, his brother, and two grand children; we had a boiled hock of bacon for dinner - Mrs. Stokes came in at dinner time. I went to the Catholic chapel, Moorfields, that morning about nine o'clock; we dined about three o'clock. Stennett generally fetches the porter - he always dines with me on Sundays.

Q. Was there any soup or broth, or any spoon victuals - A. I know on Sundays my wife sometimes makes stews of the meat.

Q. I suppose Stennett is a man in health, and makes a good dinner - A. Yes, Stennett and I generally walk to the bridge on Sundays, but whether we did that day, I cannot say. Stennett generally pays for the beer at dinner. I am positive the prisoner neither had shirt, shoe, or stocking on, all day, only slippers, his coat, waistcoat, and trowsers, for his shirt was in the wash-tub, as I was out late, and did not bring the money home to redeem it. Stokes is generally in and out at our house all day. I positively swear, if this was the last moment I had to live, that the prisoner had neither shirt, shoe, or stocking on, for he pulled his slippers off, and began paring his toe-nails; I said it was unlucky, and told him to leave off.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-72

72. HENRY BROCKLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of November , one watch, value 2 l.; one ribbon, value 2 d.; three seals, value 15 s., and one key, value 1 d., the goods of Henry Stowell , from his person .

HENRY STOWELL . I am a patrol of Bow-street . On the 9th of November, I was at the fire in Duke's-court, assisting the sufferers in Broad-court ; I had my truncheon under my arm. The prisoner laid hold of my watch, and drew it out; I flung my hand back, and caught his hand with the seals in it. I secured him, and took him to the top of the court; there was a whistle, and a cry of rescue. I shoved him into a shop, and got assistance. I took him to the office.

JAMES SHIELDS . I am a special constable. I assisted in securing the prisoner, and saw Stowell take the watch from him.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-73

73. JOHN WHALEN and JOHN CALLICOTT were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of November , one waistcoat, value 18 d., and one shawl, value 18 d. , the goods of Edward Pike .

CHARLES MARTIN . I am a patrol of St. George's . On the 4th of November, about half-past six o'clock, I saw the two prisoners and another lurking about the shops and watched them a considerable time; at last they went to Pike's shop - Whalen took a waistcoat, which hung inside the door, the third man, who escaped, took the shawl - all three ran away. I followed and took Callicott. I got information, and apprehended Whalen in Angel-gardens - I am sure he is the man.

DARCEY DRAKE. I am shopman to Edward Pike . The goods were safe a quarter of an hour before the alarm was given, I then missed them.

WILLIAM SOMERS . The prisoners were brought to the watch-house. Whalen said if I would go to Rosemary-lane one Flanagan had got the property.

WHALEN'S Defence. I was at home at the time.

CALLICOTT'S Defence. I heard an alarm, ran up, and was taken.

HENRY BURGESS . I live in Back-road, Shadwell. On the 4th of November, at six o'clock at night, I went to Whalen's mother's, he came in at half-past six, and I went at eight o'clock, he was then in bed - at ten o'clock I went down again, three watchmen came, and Martin took him on suspicion of his clothes, which they saw in the room. The other watchman said,

"Mind, and be sure" - he said

"D - n you, you are not up to trap." He bears a good character - I never knew he was in Newgate before.

CHARLES MARTIN re-examined. I went to take Whalen, Burgess was there, and I saw him in the highway when I took Callicott. He came and said,

"Jack, what have you been doing?" I said no such words as he states. I have known the prisoners twelve months, and am certain of their persons.

WHALEN - GUILTY . Aged 16.

CALLICOTT - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-74

74. GEORGE DONALDSON was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of November , two books, value 7 s., the goods of William Gosling , and one book, value 18 d. , the goods of Robert Fish .

PETER GARDINER . I am servant to William Gosling , who is a bookseller , and lives in New Bond-street . On the 10th of November the prisoner came, produced a paper, and asked for three different books; I went to look for them, he came and said,

"Look well for them, I am going over the way, and will return in two or three minutes." He left, and did not return. I missed two books in about half an hour.

WILLIAM GOSLING . I went to Poyle's, the pawnbroker, and informed him of my loss. In about half an hour he sent for me; I went and found the prisoner there, offering the books in pledge. He had come to the shop about a fortnight before, and shewed me the same paper. He said at Poyle's that he had the books three months.

GEORGE POYLE . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner came to pawn two books, I detained him and sent to Mr. Gosling.

Prisoner's Defence. I got them from a man to pledge.

GUILTY . Aged 60.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-75

75. JAMES RILEY was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of November , one pair of stockings, value 2 s., the goods of William Ryder , four pair of stockings, value 1 s., the goods of James Gadd ; 8 lbs. of lead, and one brass cock, value 1 s., belonging to James Gadd , and fixed to a fence belonging to his dwelling-house .

SARAH GADD . I am the wife of James Gadd , we live at Chelsea . On the 28th of November I lost four pair of stockings - the pipe and cock were also cut from the paling.

HANNAH RYDER . I live at Pimlico . I lost four pair of stockings out of my yard, and found them at the watch-house.

THOMAS BRAY . I am a watchman of Pimlico. About twelve o'clock at night of the 28th of November, I heard a noise in Ryder's garden, got over, and saw the prisoner lying down, with this property in a bag.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was drunk, and got into the garden by mistake.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-76

76. THOMAS SMITH and JOHN HUSSEY were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of November , 3 lbs. of butter, value 4 s. , the goods of Charles Mortimer .

MARY MORTIMER . My husband's name is Charles, we live in Brunswick-place, City-road . On Saturday night, November the 19th, I put this butter in the area safe, next morning the watchman brought it to me.

FRIEND ALEXANDER. I am a watchman. On the 19th of November, in consequence of several areas being robbed after we left duty, we returned and saw the prisoners, with two more who escaped; they stood together by an iron railing near the prosecutor's house. We left them, and returned in a few minutes - they still stood there. I caught Smith, and asked him what he had in his pocket? he said

"Nothing." I found the butter on him.

GEORGE SHEEN . I secured Hussey.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Recommended to Mercy.

Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .

HUSSEY - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-77

77. MARIA BULL was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of December , four loaves of bread, value 18 d. , the goods of Thomas Gray .

ANN GRAY. I am the wife of Thomas Gray , who is a baker , and lives at Chelsea . Last Monday the prisoner came to the shop several times for a stale loaf, I had none. I went to a shop close by, saw her pass my door again, and told a man to watch her; he called out that she was gone in. I saw her come out, and stopped her with two loaves.

ROBERT GRAHAM . I saw the prisoner go in and come out with the bread.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-78

78. DANIEL MAPLE was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of November , one coat, value 4 l. , the goods of Samuel Isaacs .

SAMUEL ISAACS . I keep a clothes shop in Brick-lane ; this coat was stolen from my door about half-past three o'clock. I stopped the prisoner with it under his coat.

ELLEN CLARK . I live next door to Mr. Isaacs. I saw the prisoner run away with the coat. I alarmed Isaacs, who secured him - another boy was with him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-79

79. JAMES NELSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of December , one trunk, value 5 s.; two parasols, value 10 s.; two pair of shoes, value 5 s.; one pair of boots, value 4 s.; one pair of trowsers, value 10 s.; one dressing gown, value 2 s.; one cloak, value 10 s.; three shawls, value 15 s.; six petticoats, value 6 s.; two spencers, value 5 s.; seven gowns, value 20 s.; two pieces of muslin, value 18 s.; four waistcoats, value 4 s., and one work-box, value 2 s. , the goods of George Gordon , Earl of Aberdeen in Scotland , and Viscount Gordon of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland .

MR. HENRY BATCHELOR . I live in New Bond-street. On the 4th of November I was in Little Brook-street, Hanover-square , and saw the prisoner and another man on a trunk behind a carriage - they jumped off, and drew it after them. I immediately called Stop thief! and they ran away. I followed them, and the prisoner was taken without my losing sight of him. I found it was Lord Aberdeen's carriage.

JAMES ANDOVER . I am a mason. I heard an alarm, and saw the prisoner and another man run from the square - I stopped him.

WILLIAM SHEPPARD . I am valet to his Lordship. The carriage was coming from Brighton; the trunk contained the articles stated in the indictment. It was chained and padlocked behind.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about it.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-80

80. THOMAS WRIGHT , ELIZA WRIGHT , and ANN BARRETT were indicted for stealing on the 18th of October , eighty-seven yards of lawn, value 8 l.; eighty-four yards of diaper, value 4 l.; fifty-nine yards of other diaper, value 5 l.; and 15 yards of other diaper, value 70 s. , the goods of George Charles Harvey .

SECOND COUNT, stating them to belong to Thomas Hughes and George Charles Harvey .

MR. ANDREWS conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS HUGHES . I am warehouseman to George Charles Harvey , an Irish factor . He has a warehouse at No. 4, Lawrence-lane , under Mr. Stock's dwelling-house. I have an interest in goods sold - the warehouse is fastened by a patent Bramah's lock; also, a padlock and staple. You pass the warehouse door to go to Mr. Stock's. An outer door incloses the passage, and is always shut on Sundays. On Monday, the 23d of October, I missed a piece of diaper, and on the 25th I missed another piece, and discovered, we had lost seven pieces of linen, and six of diaper. On Monday, the 6th of November, the prisoner Barrett was apprehended - some goods were produced by Mills, the pawnbroker - she was brought there, and stated, that as she stood in the court idly one day, a tall dark woman accosted her, and employed her to pledge them - that she had no knowledge of her, but expected to see her again that week, as she promised her another job. I asked, if she had a father or mother, she said, she believed she had, but had not seen them for two years. I found two remnants of lawn of four yards and a half each, and one piece of eight-quarter diaper. I can swear I never sold them. On the same evening we went to Barrett's lodgings, and found Eliza Wright bargaining with two brokers, for the furniture in the room. The officer asked who she was - she said, the young people had got in trouble; and after a good deal of evasion, she said, her name was Webb - he insisted on going home with her - she pulled out a marriage certificate, by which it appeared her name was Wright, she took us to her lodgings, No. 2, New Cut, Hollywell-lane, Shoreditch, and in a housewife we found a small slip of three-quarter diaper - she said, Mr. Stocks had given it her among other remnants - we enquired for her husband - she said, he had not been home since the night before, when he went to sleep at Mr. Stocks. I searched different pawnbrokers, and found part of the property. I was with the officer when the man was taken. He had been employed to sleep at Mr. Stocks's at night. I fitted the key of Mr. Stocks's dining-room with the warehouse lock, it opened it easily; the padlock staple had been loosened to take out; the key was always left in the dining-room door. Some time elapsed before Wright was taken - we could not find him.

MR. ROBERT STOCKS. I have the premises in Lawrence-lane. I had employed Wright for many years as a confidential servant to sleep there at night to guard the premises, he was sometimes there by day, painting. Mrs. Gavin was the housekeeper. They were the only persons in the house. I did not discharge him - he left me abruptly, without giving me any notice.

SUSAN GAVIN . I was employed to take care of Mr. Stocks's house. Wright slept there - he slept there the last time on Sunday, the 5th of November. I go to church every

Sunday morning, and he was the only person left there, and always alone. I have sometimes gone twice to church. I never stole the goods - I believe the key was always left in the dining-room door - I did not know it would open the warehouse; he always let me out, and chained the outer door, leading into the street - there is no key hole to that door - it could not be opened outside.

JAMES HARRIS . I am a constable. I tried the dining-room key to the warehouse door, it opened it - the staple of the padlock could be pushed in and out. I apprehended all the prisoners. It was four days before I could find the male prisoner. I found him in a court in Blue Anchor-alley, Bunhill-row.

JOHN GREGORY JACKSON . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Brick-lane. I have a remnant of diaper, pledged by Mrs. Wright, on the 18th of October.

ANTHONY BELARTI . I am a shopman to Mr. Miller, pawnbroker, in the Kingsland-road. I have a remnant of lawn pledged by Barrett, on the 10th of October, in the name of Dufee.

WILLIAM WILLICK . I am shopman to Mr. Hyam, pawnbroker, of Bishopsgate-street. I produce a piece of lawn and diaper, pledged by Barrett, on the 16th and 21st of October.

THOMAS MARCHANT . I am a servant to Mr. Robertson, pawnbroker, in Bishopsgate-street. I have six yards of lawn, pledged by Barrett, on the 16th of October.

WILLIAM STAPLE . I am a servant to Mr. Mills, pawnbroker, in Bishopsgate-street. I have a piece of diaper and lawn, pledged by Barrett, on the 16th and 21st of October.

GEORGE DENHAM . I live at 23, Holywell-lane, and have four yards and a half of diaper, pledged by Barrett, on the 19th of October.

THOMAS BOTTWOOD . I am a servant to Mr. Letslaw, pawnbroker, in Shoreditch. We have a remnant of lawn, pledged on the 16th of October - but I do not know by whom.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WRIGHT'S Defence. I went to Greenwich on Monday, with a shipmate, when I returned it was too late to go home. I went again next day, and did not return till three o'clock in the morning - my wife said the officer had been after me. I said I was ready if they wanted me. I did not abscond.

ELIZA WRIGHT 'S Defence. My daughter gave me the linen to pawn.

BARRETT'S Defence. A woman employed me to pawn them.

THOMAS WRIGHT - GUILTY . Aged 46.

Transported for Seven Years .

ELIZA WRIGHT - NOT GUILTY .

BARRETT - NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-81

81. JOSEPH DAY , was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of December , one watch, value 2 l.; one ribbon, value 1 d.; one key, value 1 d.; one coat, value 30 s.; one waistcoat, value 5 s. and one handkerchief, value 6 d., the goods of Richard Betteridge , in the dwelling-house of William Parry .

RICHARD BETTERIDGE. I am a carman , and live in Crown-court, Trinity-lane . William Parry keeps the house. On the night of the 4th of December, 1819, the prisoner came to my lodging, about ten o'clock. He said he had leave from the regiment till next night at eight o'clock, and wished my wife to go out to procure him a lodging. I was sitting in a chair by the fire, and fell asleep. She went, and when she returned she awoke me and I found him gone with the watch, but could hear nothing of him. Next morning I informed the serjeant-major of the regiment of it. I could not find him there. Some time after he was brought back to the regiment. I saw him the day after. He confessed to me that he sold the clothes, and gave his brother's wife at Reading the watch to pledge, and said the duplicate was with her. She sent me the duplicate.

TURZAH BETTERIDE. - The prisoner came into the room on this night, and sent me for a pot of porter and to procure him a lodging. I went, leaving my husband asleep by the fire. On my return he was gone and the articles missing. I awoke my husband and informed him. I went to Reading to Mr. Bourne and found the watch. I am sure it is ours.

ANN DAY . He came to my house at Reading to see his brother, and on Monday asked me to pledge the watch as his own.

JAMES BOURNE . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Reading. Day pledged the watch with me. It is worth 35 s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I gave myself up to the regiment. I was called to account after this, but the man freely forgave me.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Of Stealing to the value of 39 s. only.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-82

82. JOHN QUIN was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of November , one handkerchief, value 6 s. the goods of Charles Bowen , from his person .

CHARLES BOWEN . On the 30th of November, between four and five o'clock I was in Skinner-street . I felt somebody taking my handkerchief. I said I had lost it. The witness said,

"No, here it is." He laid hold of the prisoner, found it on him, buttoned under his coat.

JOHN FELLOWES . I was in Skinner-street about half-past four in the afternoon, and saw the prisoner take a handkerchief from the prosecutor's pocket and put it in his own. I immediately collared him. We found it on him.

(Property produced, and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-83

83. THOMAS GARDINER was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of November , one bed, value 2 l. the goods of Joseph Walker .

WILLIAM HASTON PATIENCE . I work at Joseph Walker 's bedding manufactory, on Fish-street-hill . On the 10th of November, about half-past six, I saw the prisoner and two companions walking several times by the shop. I suspected them. In a few minutes one came into the shop and while he was there I saw the prisoner slip one of the beds out of the window, and put it on his back. I immediately laid hold of him. He dropped it and set violently upon me - the other two came to rescue him - they beat me about the body. An officer came up at the time, and seeing my face covered with blood, immediately took the prisoner into custody.

WILLIAM EUSTIN . I am an officer. I came up when Patience collared the prisoner, who had the bed on his back. He threw it off, and struck him violently in the face. I immediately collared him, and some one gave me a severe kick on the leg. He bad 1 l. 12 s. 8 d. about him and a knife.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-84

84. FRANCIS HADLAM was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of November , one handkerchief, value 3 s. the goods of Daniel Gray , from his person .

DANIEL GRAY . On the 20th of November I was walking down Fleet-street about seven o'clock, about thirty yards from Temple-bar I felt somebody at my pocket. I turned round and saw the prisoner throw my handkerchief from his hand. I picked it up, collared him, and said,

"You young rascal, why do you take the handkerchief from my pocket?" He said he did do it, but hoped I would forgive him. I gave him in custody to Prestige.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I am friendless and in distress. I should be thankful to be sent where they will do me good.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-85

85. ELIZABETH MORGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of October , one teapot, value 6 d.; one milk-pot, value 3 d.; one jug, value 8 d., and seven images, value 4 d. the goods of John Wood .

ELIZABETH WOOD . My husband, John Wood , keeps an earthenware shop in Grub-street . I employed the prisoner as charwoman two days, and on the second day an officer came to search her, as her husband was suspected of robbing his master, and this property was found about her.

JAMES HARRIS . I am an officer. I went to Wood's to search the prisoner, and found part of the property on her, and the rest at her lodgings.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Confined One Month .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-86

SIXTH DAY, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12.

86. JOHN FORTESQUE and FRANK PURDON were indicted for stealing, from the person of Elias Levy , one order for payment of and value of 9 l. 17 s. the property of Michael Myers .

Mr. MICHAEL MYERS . I am a fishmonger . On the 3d of November I received a cheque from Mr. William Boden , this is it. - (produces it.) On the 10th instant I had occasion to pay 9 l. 17 s., and gave the cheque to Elias Levy to pay to the salesman. He returned to me - it was unpaid when I gave it to him.

ELIAS LEVY . I am servant to Mr. Myers. On the 10th of November he gave me the cheque for 9 l. 17 s. to pay Mr. Rackstraw. I went into the Star public-house in Wentworth-street , and called for a glass of gin, putting my hand into my pocket to pay for it. The cheque was in that pocket. I pulled it out and was wrapping it up. The prisoners were there. Fortesque said

"What is that paper." I said a cheque for 9 l. 17 s. belonging to my master. He said

"Let us look at it." I held it in my hand, and said you may look at it He took it out of my hand, and said I am very poor and immediately ran out of a little side door. He whispered to Purdon, who was in the other room. He could not see him take it from me. I said to Fortesque,

"You have carried the joke too far, give me the cheque, and let me go." He said wait a little longer and you shall have it. He said if I went up the street with him he would give it me. Purdon came running back as hard as he could and whispered with Fortesque. I again asked him for it, and he said he had no cheque of mine, I might go about my business. I ran home and told my master - he sent me to the bankers - it had been paid ten minutes before - it was about one o'clock. I have since seen a letter, which I shewed Fortesque. He said it was his writing - (looks at it.) - this is it. -

(Read.)

"To Mr. Lilley, Fishmonger.

"Dear Friend - I have taken the opportunity of addressing a few lines, to say I wrote to a friend to settle matters among us, it is an unpleasant circumstance altogether. You had better not go too hasty to work, as I will settle it if I am the whole amount out of pocket myself. You will see me at the lock-up place to-morrow.

" JOHN FORTESQUE ."

Prisoner FORTESQUE. - Q. Did you not ask me to go to the bankers to get a cheque - A. No.

STEPHEN PATTERSHALL, ESQ. I am a banker, and live in Change-alley. I paid the cheque myself about the middle of the day on the 10th of November.

FORTESQUE'S Defence. I met him - he took me in to have some gin. He dropped a 1 l. note, and said I might keep it. I thanked him - then threw it on the counter, and said it was only a joke. He requested my mother to sign a paper to pay 5 l. if he did not appear against me.

FORTESQUE - GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

PURDON - NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-87

87. WILLIAM PHILLIPS was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of December , one coat, value 10 s. , the goods of Stephen Grober .

FRANCIS PARSONS . I am servant at the White Horse, public-house, in Princes-street. On Friday evening, about five o'clock, the prisoner brought this coat to my master's house, and asked me to take care of it. He came again, about a quarter past seven o'clock, for it - it had been given to the constable.

RICHARD STEWARD . I am a constable. I got the coat from the White Horse, public-house, on the 1st of December, about half-past eight o'clock.

WLLIAIM HARRIS. I am servant to Mr. Stephen Grober , the coat is his. On the 1st of December, I left it on the coach-box, in Red Lion-yard, Cockspur-street , and missed it at half-past five o'clock. The prisoner worked in the yard.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-88

88. JOHN REECE was indicted for stealing on the 24th of November , 100 lbs. of lead, value 30 s., belonging to the Duke of Northumberland , and fixed to a building of his .

MR. ALLEY conducted the prosecution.

JOSEPH FIELD . I live at Brentford-end, Isleworth. About eight o'clock in the morning of the 24th of November, in consequence of information I had received, I pursued two men in Wake's-lane, and overtook the prisoner; another man was before him, who escaped - they had each a bag with them, which they threw down.

JOHN BOLTON . I am a turner. Field called on me; I pursued, and found the lead in two bags in the road. I saw the men with the bags on their shoulders.

JOHN DENYER . I am a constable. I compared the lead with the Duke of Northumberland's observatory stairs, and it fitted exactly.

JOHN WINKWORTH . I am carpenter to the Duke. I met the prisoner and another man in the lane with the bags. I saw them throw them down - they contained lead. I saw it compared, and it fitted - it appeared fresh cut.

RICHARD NEAL . I am steward to the Duke of Northumberland. The observatory is his.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw it till about a quarter before eight o'clock.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Four Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-89

89. MARY BAKER and CATHERINE BAKER were indicted for feloniously assaulting Frederick Wilmot Pickering , on the King's highway, on the 25th of October , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one hat, value 18 d., his property .

FREDERICK WILLIAM PICKERING . I am a shoemaker , and live in Rose-alley. On St. Crispin's eve, about half-past eleven o'clock at night, I was near Vine-street, going home, and saw a woman (I do not think it was either of the prisoners,) she spoke to me, and pulled me into a house in Vine-street ; we went into the second floor front room, Catherine Baker was in the room. My hat was snatched off my head, and conveyed out of the room - there was a light in the room. The woman who is not here snatched it off.

Q. Was it either of the prisoners - A. I do not think it was; only one was in the room at the time.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-90

90. ABRAHAM HEMMINGWAY was indicted for burglariously and sacrilegiously breaking and entering the church of the parish of Enfield , about twelve o'clock in the night of the 30th of June , with intent to steal, and burglariously, &c. stealing therein 60 yards of cloth, value 60 l., the goods of John Vaughan , Esq. , Earl of Lisburne of that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Ireland ; Dame Dorothy Elizabeth Palk , commonly called Dorothy Palk ; and Mallet Vaughan , spinster , commonly called Lady Mallet Vaughan; and one surplice, value 2 l., the goods of Richard Browning , Phineas Pateshall , and Andrew John Nash , Churchwardens of the said parish .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only omitting the words in italics.

THIRD COUNT, the same, only stating the cloth to be the property of the Reverend Harry Porter , clerk , and the surplice to be the property of the Churchwardens of the said parish.

MR. ANDREWS conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM CUFLRY. I am beadle of Enfield parish, the Reverend Harry Porter is the vicar, and Messrs. Richard Browning , Phineas Pateshall , and Andrew John Nash are churchwardens. I went to the church about two o'clock in the morning of the 1st of July, and found the front door on the south-side unlocked - the bolt of the lock was not sprung. I went and called the sexton, we went into the church, and found it was robbed of its cloth. I went again with the clerk, and found the vestry door open, and the surplice gone - the church door did not appear to be forced open. I supposed it must have been opened by a key.

JOHN ADE . I am the sexton. I was called up, and went to the church; the black cloth was taken from the pulpit, desk, communion-table, and Lord Lisburne's pew, about sixty yards in all. I found two small pieces of candle, and some matches. I had locked the south door at nine o'clock the night before. I turned the key twice, as usual, a surplice was taken from the vestry-room.

Cross-examined by MR. WALFORD. Q. You cannot recollect whether you tried the door - A. No. I always turn the key twice, and recollect doing so this night - the vestry is in front of the church; it has an outer door, it is used for parish meetings; the communion-plate, and things belonging to the church are kept there.

NATHANIEL ELLIOT . On the morning of the 1st of July I was coming in the waggon to town. At twenty minutes past two o'clock I was near the Two Brewers, at Ponder's End, between eight or nine miles from town. A man dressed in blue or black came up, and asked if I would take a bundle as far as Shoreditch Church for him, and he would give me 1 s. I said; he might lay it on the shafts; he had none with him. He said, my mate or

mates are just by. He went on the other side of the road. A man in a grey coat then came up with a bag, he spoke to the man in black, the man in grey gave me the bag, and I put it on the shafts, and the man in black or blue gave me a bundle tied in a silk handkerchief. I had not seen the two in conversation; the one in grey asked me to give him the whip, and said he would drive. I went to sleep in the waggon, and when I awoke I found myself at Tottenham-cross; the man in grey was still driving. I then got up, and looked about, and saw two other men besides the one driving; one was in black and one in blue; they were walking together about six roods behind. The man in blue was Webb, who was tried last Sessions. It was then light. I remained awake. After this I took the whip, the man who drove joined the other two, and all walked together, and on this side of Stamford-hill the man in a dark coat got a nosegay from a garden. I had not seen the man in blue from Ponder's End to Tottenham. I there saw him with some flowers in his arms; the man in a black coat then went into a garden and fetched a handful of flowers out. I had seen the man in blue with flowers before. I came on to Kingsland. Mead met me just at the crescent; he spoke privately to me - the man in a black coat then came up, and asked what he had been saying to me. I said, he came to see whether I had a letter from his mother. He said,

"Do you know him?" I said, No. He said,

"Where does he come from?" I said, "I do not know; I believe he came from Cambridgeshire;" he put his hand into his pocket, gave me 1 s., crossed the road, and I saw no more of him. I saw him talking to Webb. He said nothing when he gave me 1 s.; it was about five o'clock when he left.

Q. Look at the prisoner, and say if you know him - A. That is the man that was at Worship-street, but I cannot say whether he was one. He is not the man in grey or blue. The man who gave me the 1 s. had large whiskers, dark or black. He had yellow top-boots. I went towards town - the other two went on till I got to the Coach and Horses, about two hundred yards from the church. Mead remained - I stopped at the Coach and Horses, and told them to take their parcels off - the man in grey went round to the off side of the horses, and Webb came on the near side next the shafts, and ran back by me. He was pursued and taken; the man in grey got away. Mead took the bundles.

Cross-examined. Q. You was examined against Webb - A. Yes. He had yellow top boots. I should know the man in grey if I saw him. It was a man in a dark coat that came to ask me to carry the bundles - whether it was the one in blue or black I cannot say. The one in black paid me - he left just by Kingsland workhouse; he was nearer to me than the others, and talked to me more than they did. They all put their hands through the railings and gathered flowers.

MR. ANDREWS. Q, Can you say whether Webb was one of the two you first saw at Ponder's End - A. I cannot; I cannot say whether the prisoner is the man in black or not.

JOHN MEAD . I am a patrol of Enfield. I sat out at three o'clock in the morning after the men suspected of the robbery. The church is a mile and a half or two miles from Ponder's End. I got information, which led me from Shoreditch church towards Stamford-hill. I met the waggon; three men were walking about three yards behind the waggon, the prisoner was one of them - he is very much altered since, but I am certain he was one of them - he had a black coat, kerseymere or corded breeches, and top boots. I will not be positive about his waistcoat. I recollected that I had some knowledge of him before, but I could not recollect where. Webb, the man in blue, had a nosegay. As soon as I came up I spoke to the waggoner, and arranged something between us. I kept my eye on the three men. The one who is not taken came up and spoke to me as soon as I left the waggon. I do not think the others could hear what he said. He went back to them, and was in conversation sometime; then the man in grey came up again, and talked for a great distance, then turned round to the prisoner and the other, and said,

"Shall we take our luggage off here?" Something was said by one of them, but what it was I do not know. I told the waggoner to pull his horses on faster, and not let them take their luggage off there; he smacked his whip and the horses went faster. The prisoner put his hand into his pocket, I saw him give the waggoner a piece of silver money, and then went away across the road, I saw no more of him. The waggon went on to the Coach and Horses, the other two following it, walking and talking together - I was within a few yards of them all the time. When we got opposite the Mail Coach, public-house, I told the waggoner to stop, and let them take their luggage off there. Webb came on the near side, and the other on the off side. I ran round, and secured the man who is now at large - I gave him to another, and then went and took Webb. The man in grey got away from the other person. Before I got up to Webb he turned round and threw a nosegay away and a bunch of picklock keys, which I picked up. On searching him I found an iron crow bar, a knife, and a box with some tinder in it - they were produced on Webb's trial and left here - also some small pieces of wax candle, some pieces of matches, and a steel. There was also a needle, with a small piece of packthread in it. I compared the candle with others found in the church, they appeared alike. I got the bundles from the waggon, they contained cloth and a surplice. The bag was directed on a card, tacked on with packthread - I compared it with that found on Webb, they appeared alike. I have searched diligently for the prisoner ever since, but could not find him till I saw him at Worship-street. When I saw him on the 1st of July he had very large black whiskers, coming down nearly to the corner of his mouth, which makes a great alteration in his appearance - they are now cut off, but I am certain he is the man.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you know him before - A. I must have seen him before. I think I have seen him at a cricket-match on Chace-green, with a little girl seven, eight, or nine years old. I was in the habit of passing the house he lived in eight or ten times a day, and am certain I must have seen him before, or I should not know his person so well. I cannot say where I have seen him before, but it must have been about Enfield. I did not know he lived at Enfield till after the robbery. I first saw the waggon within a mile of Shoreditch church. When I saw

him at Worship-street Armstrong had apprehended him; I saw him come out of a hackney coach with another person, chained together. I knew the man charged with this offence was coming - he was not pointed out to me.

COURT. Q. On the 1st of July you recollected having seen him before, but where you did not know - A. Yes, my Lord, it did not occur to me that I had seen him at Enfield. I met the waggon at five o'clock, it was light. I was just before him all the time. I frequently looked back, to see if they were in conversation together. I had come a different road to Shoreditch church, and returned that way.

WILLIAM HARE. I am a fishmonger, and live at Enfield. On the morning of the 1st of July I was going to town for fish with Tuck, and about the four-mile stone from town I overtook Hemmingway, in company with Webb, a waggon was then before me; they were about one hundred yards behind it, going in the same direction. Webb had a bunch of roses in his hand. I asked the prisoner, in a joke, where he had been to, thieving all night? I cannot say what answer he gave.

Q. Did you know Webb then - A. I had seen him one Sunday at Enfield with the prisoner. There is now a great alteration in the prisoner's appearance. When I saw him following the waggon he had very large dark whiskers, which came down towards his mouth - I had always seen him so at Enfield; he is now much thinner. He lodged opposite to me for a fortnight at Mrs. Wind's - his child was at Trundle's. I have seen him two or three times every day - his whiskers were always in that state. I have seen him on the cricket-ground with his child. On the 1st of July he was dressed in a black coat, striped waistcoat, corded breeches, and top boots.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you know him when you met him - A. Yes, I only saw him with Webb once before, on a Sunday. I was not examined on Webb's trial; I was not wanted. I never saw the prisoner after the 1st of July - I went to look for him. I went to Newgate, to see if the man taken was the same that I saw on the road, as I did not see him at the office.

SARAH TRUNDLE . I live at Enfield - it is my duty to take care of the clock at the church; I have to wind it up. I had the prisoner's child to take care of; it was brought on the 16th of April, and taken away on the first Monday in July, after the church was robbed - his sister and another woman took it away. The prisoner has wound up the clock for me about three times - I was always with him. I only have the key of the tower. There is a hole in the belfry, which they call through to stop the bell - I believe it looks into the church. I did not see him after the Wednesday before the robbery, which was on Saturday. He had not told me the child was to be fetched away - it is about nine years old - he frequently took it a walk. Webb came down with the prisoner one Sunday for a day's pleasure, about three weeks after I received the child. There is an alteration in the prisoner's appearance, which I was much shocked at when I saw him at the office, and he has not so much whiskers as when he came to see his child.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you not said you wished the child to be taken away - A. When I heard of this business I did, that it might not come on the parish. The woman who came with her sister to fetch it had the care of it before.

ALEXANDER YOUNG . I have compared the cloth produced by Mead with a piece left in the church, and attached to the pulpit, it matched - there were two or three pieces; also the surplice, which is marked EP. No. 1, for Enfield parish. The vicar claims the cloth. I had the key of the vestry, and locked it on the 30th of June, at the time I locked the north door. The surplice was bought and paid for by the churchwardens.

WILLIAM WILSON , I attended Lord Lisburne's funeral, and hung the church by order of Lady Elizabeth Palk , sister to the late Earl. I have charged the cloth to the estate of the late Lord.

JOSEPH HALLIDAY . I saw Webb pursued by Mead and others. When he came in contact with me he threw some flowers away, and afterwards two double and one single skeleton keys. I tried them to the church door, none of them opened it, but one opened the vestry door very easily.

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG. I am a constable of Worship-street. I first went in search of the prisoner about a fortnight before he was apprehended - I tried all I could to find him. On the night of the 5th of November I saw him, and asked him how he was? he said very well. We went over to a public-house and had a glass of beer. I then told him I took him for robbing Enfield church with Webb, who was under sentence, he said he knew nothing about it. I asked him if he knew Webb? he said he did not know him, but he might have read of his name. I asked him if he was not in company with Webb the morning Enfield church was robbed, in Kingsland-road? he said No. I said,

"Have you anything about you?" he said he had. I found he had a crow-bar, matches, tinder, some tobacco, and a knife. I took him to the office.

Cross-examined. Q. Was not the bill thrown out against the prisoner the first time - A. Yes, because Hare and two other persons were not called in. I have known him eight or nine years, he had a very good character, but I know nothing of him for the last year.

MR. HENRY SAWYER . The churchwardens' names are Richard Browning , Phineas Pateshall, and Andrew John Nash . The Reverend Harry Porter is the vicar.

Prisoner. I have witnesses to call.

SAMUEL HEMMINGWAY . I am a gardener, and the prisoner's brother. I remember Enfield church being robbed. I think it was on a Saturday. I live at Low Leighton - I heard of the robbery on the Tuesday following. On the night the church was robbed my brother was at Potter's Bar, three miles from Barnet. I was with him - we got there between four and five in the morning, - we went to my brother's house, who was ill at the time, we went down to see him; we sat out with Hunt from Low Leighton, and went to Potter's Bar. I should think it is between thirteen and fourteen miles from Low Leighton. We walked all the way.

Q. What time did your brother get down to you in the morning - A. I think between twelve and one o'clock When we got to Potter's Bar we first went to my brother Joseph, and staid there all the evening till, as near as I can guess, a quarter after two o'clock in the morning, my brother was in bed when we got there, we all three

came away together, and parted at Tottenham-high-cross, it struck four o'clock as we came through Tottenham church yard, we came across Southgate, It was light when we parted.

MR. ANDREWS. Q. How far is Enfield church from Potter's Bar - A. I think they reckon it five miles. It is a good road. Hunt came here to-day with my brother and I. My brother had a violent cold, and a rash broke out, and also a bad arm.

Q. What made you stop so late with a sick man? A. I went to stop all the next day, but my business would not let me. When we had seen my brother we all three went to the Duke of York, public-house, Galley-corner, and got there about eight o'clock. We had some bread and cheese at my brother's, who fetched it from the White Hart. We had four or five pots of beer at the public-house. I saw nobody particular there. It is about one mile from Potter's Bar, on the road to town. We stopped there till a quarter to ten o'clock, then returned to my brother's, and stopped there till a quarter to two o'clock. We had no refreshment there. Webb returned from the public-house, his wife was up mending shirts, stockings, and shifts. A young man named Oney, came in there about twelve o'clock, and stopped about ten minutes, he came to wish us good by. He keeps a horse and cart, and was going to town with a load of hay. I told him we going to town.

Q. As there was a public-house near your brother's, why did you go to the Duke of York - A. An old shoemaker named Denham, lived there, and I wished to see him.

Q. Where did the prisoner live last July - A. That I cannot say. He has lived over the water within the last twelve months. I think three or four months ago.

MR. WALFORD. Q. Were you in the habit of going frequently to Potter's Bar - A. Now and then. I should not have gone if he had not written to me, as he wanted us to get him into the hospital.

COURT. Q. How far is Low Leighton from London - A. Five miles. I got home about a quarter after five o'clock, went to my business in Mr. Drake's garden, and worked there all day.

THOMAS HUNT . I am a labourer, and live at Low Leighton. I went with the last witness and the prisoner to see his brother, it was some time last Summer, but I cannot say the time. They called on me at Walthamstow - we started towards the evening, I think, I cannot say whether we got there before dark or not. We went to Joseph Hemmingway 's, and then to a public-house.

Q. Was it twenty yards or half a mile off - A. I cannot say. We started about two o'clock in the morning to return, I parted with them at Tottenham-high-cross. I think it was then between three and four o'clock.

MR. ANDREWS. Q. Who asked you to go - A. Samuel Hemmingway . I had nothing to do, and thought I might as well go.

Q. How was the prisoner dressed on that day - A. I took no notice.

Q. How was the sick man dressed - A. Just in the country way, in a smock frock. I think he had either a short jacket or smock frock on. We had some meat there, but what meat I cannot say.

Q. The sick man, and all sat up till two o'clock, when you left - A. The children went to bed. I do not recollect anybody coming with a team to the door, and saying he was going to town.

Q. When did the prisoner apply to you to become a witness for him - A. Last Tuesday night. I saw him last Wednesday in Newgate. Samuel Hemmingway saw two or three people at the public-house whom he knew.

COURT. Q. How soon after did you hear of Enfield church being robbed - A. Not till last week. I think we set off on a Friday, and returned on a Sunday.

SAMUEL HARE . I saw the prisoner a good bit on this side of Tottenham-high-cross.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 40.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-91

91. CATHERINE M'DONALD was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of September , at St. George , two gowns, value 6 s.; one dress, value 4 s.; one spencer, value 1 s.; three frills, value 3 s.; two pair of stockings, value 1 s.; one pair of gloves, value 1 s.; two table-cloths, value 2 s.; one petticoat, value 2 s.; one sheet, value 2 s.; four pillowcases, value 2 s.; two shirts, value 4 s.; one handkerchief, value 6 d.; one bonnet, value 30 s.; one pistol, value 5 s.; one box, value 6 d.; two rings, value 2 s.; one napkin, value 6 d.; one shawl, value 10 s.; one bolster-case, value 1 s.; one pair of stays, value 2 s.; one shift value 2 s.; one bed-gown, value 6 d.; two waistcoats, value 2 s.; one cap, value 4 s.; one pair of breeches, value 4 s., and two pair of trowsers, value 4 s., the goods of John Williams , in the dwelling-house of Peter Lawson .

SUSANNAH WILLIAMS . My husband, John Williams , lives with a gentleman who travels. I lodge at No. 11, Tench-street, St. George's in the East , the house is kept by Peter Lawson . On the 5th of September, the prisoner came to me, and said her mother had turned her out of doors, and she had been two nights in the street; I made her up a bed at the foot of mine, and supported her; she remained with me till the 11th. I awoke about seven o'clock, missed her and the property stated in the indictment, which is worth about 4 l.; they were kept in a drawer in the front parlour, and the key on the bed-room mantle-piece. I saw them all safe the night before; I afterwards saw her in custody with one of my frills round her neck; she said it was mine, and that I should find the spencer in Wentworth-street, Whitechapel. I went and found it there, and they gave me a duplicate, by which I found a pair of stays at the pawnbroker's. She said the trowsers were pledged in Drury-lane, at the last shop but one on the right hand; I found them there, and my shawl at a house in Bedford-court.

FRANCIS JACKSON . I apprehended the prisoner, and got the property from the different places where she said I should find them.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 17.

Recommended to Mercy.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-92

92. JOHN SAMUELS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of November , 125 goblets, value 5 l.; 61 root glasses, value 2 l.; 14 breast pipes, value 14 s.; 12 salts, value 8 s.; 12 cruets, value 10 s., and one crate, value 1 s. , the goods of Stephen Munday .

STEPHEN MUNDAY . I am a china and glass dealer , and live at Hammersmith . On the 8th of November I lost the articles stated in the indictment, all in a crate, from my door - it had not been unpacked.

JOHN MUNDAY . I saw the crate at the door, at six o'clock in the evening; I missed it at eight o'clock. I saw part of the glass on the following Friday, but not the crate. It contained only eight description of things, and I found four of them. I suspected the prisoner. On the Friday I got a search-warrant. I found them on the first floor, between the wall and chimney at his house. I have no doubt of their being ours - there was nothing particular in the make. The prisoner's house is at Little Wapping, Hammersmith.

EDWARD EGSON . I am a constable. I searched the prisoner's house, and found the property; he was not at home, but his mother was.

Prisoner's Defence. The property belongs to me.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bailey.

Reference Number: t18201206-93

93. MARY BIRD and MARY TERRY were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of November , six handkerchiefs, value 2 l. 2 s., the goods of Rhoda Wilson , privately in her shop ; and JOHN WALKER BIRD was indicted for feloniously receiving one handkerchief, value 7 s. part of the said goods, knowing it to be stolen .

SAMUEL WILSON . I live in the Minories . Rhoda Wilson is my mother, she is a silk mercer . On the 9th of November, at six o'clock in the evening, the two female prisoners came to the shop, and looked at some black and coloured silk handkerchiefs. I shewed them a quantity, they chose one black and one coloured, left me 2 s. on them, and promised to call in a few days for them and pay the remainder. In about an hour, on folding the handkerchiefs up, I missed six. I immediately sent to the different, pawnbrokers and found one at Mr. M'Ennis's, Sparrow-corner. Having occasion to go to Ratcliff-highway in the evening, I accidently saw the prisoners at a house looking at some silk handkerchiefs. I beckoned to a person in the shop to detain them till I got an officer. I did so, and we followed the prisoners to two public houses and then took them. I am positive they are the women. Mary Bird was scuffling with the officer, and two pieces of handkerchiefs fell from her, which the person at the house where I found them claimed. On Terry we found a duplicate of one of my mother's handkerchiefs. Nobody else had been in the shop till I missed them.

HENRY LUCEMORE . I am servant to Mr. Sowerby, pawnbroker, who lives in Cable-street. The prisoner Terry, on Thursday, the 9th of November, pledged a silk handkerchief for 3 s., and about seven o'clock Bird pledged one for 3 s.

FRANCIS JACKSON . On the 9th of November Mr. Wilson came and informed me, that two women in Mr. Sanders's shop had robbed him. I watched them out, and followed them along Ratcliff-highway to the Jolly Butchers. They came out of there and went to the Crooked Billett. Terry then came out and called for Toms. I apprehended them immediately. I found a duplicate on Terry. The male prisoner came to see them in the morning, and I stopped him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MARY BIRD 'S Defence. I went to my husband and asked him to pawn the handkerchief. I told him I bought it.

TERRY'S Defence. A young man came into the public-house, and asked me to pawn a handkerchief. He gave me the ticket as he was going to sea.

MARY BIRD - GUILTY . Aged 27.

MARY TERRY - GUILTY . Aged 57.

Transported for Seven Years .

J. W. BIRD - NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-94

94. JAMES GREEN was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of October , one bridle, value 5 s. the goods of John Malayan .

JOHN MALAYAN . I am hostler at the Saracen's Head, Aldgate . On the 31st of October I lost a bridle out of the stable, about three in the afternoon. I saw the prisoner in the stable about five minutes before. A man brought the prisoner back to the yard with it, and gave him in charge.

HENRY TURNER . I am a post-boy. On the 31st of October, between two and three o'clock, my master told me he had lost a bridle. I went and stopped the prisoner in Whitechapel with it. I saw part of it hanging from under his coat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

RICHARD HINDMAN. I am a constable. I was sent for to the yard to apprehend the prisoner - he said a man gave it to him, and afterwards that he found it - it was a wet day - the bridle was clean.

GUILTY . Aged 53.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-95

95. HENRY TOBIN was indicted for feloniously assaulting Charles Overall , on the King's highway, on the 24th of October , at St. Mary-at-hill , putting him fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, the sum of 5 s. in monies numbered, his property .

The money in question was obtained from the prosecutor under a threat to charge him with an unnatural crime. The particulars are too indelicate for publication.

GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 27.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-96

SEVENTH DAY. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13.

96. EBENEZER JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of March , one watch, value 3 l., and one seal, value 7 s. , the goods of Peregrine Courtney , the elder .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-97

97. JOHN WATTS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of November , eleven live pigs, price 20 l. , the goods of the Honourable William Fullarton Elphinstone .

JOHN PARKER . I am servant to the Honourable William Fullarton Elphinstone , who lives at Enfield Lodge . On the 17th of November I put seven pigs in the sty and six in the farm-yard. I saw them safe at five o'clock in the evening - I missed seven from the sty, and four from the yard at six o'clock next morning. (I had fastened the gates.) I traced them by marks 150 yards - three of them afterwards came home - eight were then missing. I found them at Worship-street on Saturday.

BENJAMIN WATTS . I am bailiff to the prosecutor. I went to town on Friday morning and found them at the office. I knew them.

JOHN KING . I am a pork butcher, and live in Lamb-street, Spitalfields. The prisoner came to my house on the 17th of November, about nine o'clock in the morning, with the pigs in a cart - he said he had brought some pigs for me from a man in Spitalfields. I asked what man - he said he did not know. I said that was curious, and I should detain him until he brought the owner. He said

"Not me, master, you will not detain me, will you?" I said Yes, and gave him in charge.

WILLIAM TERRY . I live at Broadwall, Surrey, and am a poulterer. On Thursday the 16th of November, the prisoner borrowed my horse and cart, about three o'clock. I found it next day at the office.

THOMAS GARTON . I am an officer. I received the horse and cart, and pigs in charge. The prosecutors claimed the pigs. I found some snares put over their feet, and there was a net in the cart. There were eight pigs.

Prisoner's Defence. I had them from a gentleman.

GUILTY . Aged 39.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-98

98. RICHARD GILPIN was indicted for sodomy .

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-99

99. ROBERT MAY was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of October , one watch, value 8 l.; one chain, value 2 s.; one seal, value 6 s.; and one key, value 2 d., the goods of Thomas Kidd , from his person .

WILLIAM SMITH . I am a Bow-street patrol. On the 30th of October I was in Piccadilly , and saw the prisoner with ten or twelve more. I saw a hustle at the corner of Maynard-street, and heard a gentleman say he had lost his gold watch. The prisoner came from the crowd. I apprehended him and took a silver watch from his pocket. He said he picked it up.

THOMAS KIDD . I am the servant of Lord William Gordon . On the 30th of October I was coming from Mr. Fullers, in Piccadilly, and as I went through a crowd my watch was drawn out. I found the prisoner in custody with it, afterwards,

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GEORGE AVIS . I was with Smith, and took the prisoner - there was a dozen of them in the gang. I saw the watch in his hand.

RICHARD ROGERS . I saw the watch in the prisoner's hand, and immediately collared him - it was found in his pocket. He said there was a row and he picked it up. There was no bruise on it - it was impossible to pick it up in that crowd.

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up on a lot of hay - the gentleman wanted it - I refused, and they took me.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-100

100. JOSEPH GOLDING and JAMES JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 30th of November , one beehive, value 1 s., and 20 lbs. of honey, value 16 s. the goods William Simmons .

WILLIAM SIMMONS . I am gardener at Eaton College, Buckinghamshire . On the 30th November, at nine o'clock in the morning I missed a bee-hive - I saw it safe at four o'clock the day before. I found it at Bow-street on the following Thursday. Golding worked as a painter in the College twelve months ago.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS GRAN . I am a watchman. About two o'clock in the morning of Friday the 1st of December, I saw the prisoners in High-street, Kensington, coming on the road from Eaton, carrying a bundle between them. I asked what it was - they said clothes, and that they came from Uxbridge. I told them to open it - they said they hoped I would let them pass on. I called a patrol - secured them, and found it was this bee-hive.

GOLDING's Defence. I was looking for work, and found the hive at Turnham-green. I did not think it proper to satisfy the watchman.

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 26.

GOLDING - GUILTY . Aged 28.

Recommended to mercy. - Fined 1 s. and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-101

101. JOHN SAMELS was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of October , two sets of harness, value 5 l. , the goods of Robert Whitlock .

ROBERT WHITLOCK. I am a coach-maker , and live at Turnham-green . On the 31st of October I lost two sets of harness from my factory, between twelve and one o'clock at night, and found them on the 11th of November.

EDWARD EDGSON . I am a constable of Hammersmith. On the 10th of November, I searched the prisoner's house at Fulham, and found this harness concealed in a cupboard on the right hand side of the fire-place; the cupboard was papered over to conceal them, and pictures hung over it; the paper was quite dry. The prisoner was not at home; I apprehended him the same evening a quarter of a mile off.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it in a ditch as I returned from Kew.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-102

102. DANIEL STICHBURY was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of December , 3 lbs. of soap, value 2 s. , the goods of Thomas Ansted .

THOMAS ANSTED . I am a grocer , and live in Union-street, Spitalfields . On the 4th of December, I heard the cry of Stop thief, ran to the door, and saw the prisoner drop a cake of soap, about ten yards from the door; the officer brought him back.

WILLIAM SEEAR. I am an officer. I saw the prisoner drop the soap.

ANDREW JOHNSON . I saw the prisoner run from Ansted's door with the soap, and secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-103

103. WILLIAM PRICE was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of October , two hammers, value 1 s.; two squares, value 2 s.; one step-level, value 1 s.; two chisels, value 6 d.; two saws, value 4 s., and one rule, value 1 s., the goods of John Hall ; two planes, value 1 s., and one chisel, value 6 d., the goods of Francis Finlayson ; four planes, value 1 s.; one hammer, value 6 d., and one gauge, value 6 d. , the goods of Henry Daniels .

HENRY DANIELS . I am a carpenter . On the 27th of October, I lost my tools from Greenwich , and found them at the office.

JOSEPH HARDING . I belong to the Thames-police office. On the 27th of October, between eleven and twelve o'clock I saw the prisoner going into an old iron shop, in St. George's in the East, and heard him ask the person to buy some carpenter's tools? I asked him where he got them; he said they were his own, and that he came from Chatham.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I met a man as I came from Deptford, who asked me to sell them.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-104

104. RICHARD MUMFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of December , 18 phials, value 2 s. , the goods of Samuel Tompsett and Henry Newington .

SAMUEL TOMPSETT . I am in partnership with Henry Newington , we are glassmen , and live in Whitechapel ; the prisoner was our servant . On the 2d of December, I stopped him as he went to breakfast, felt something in his breast, and sent for an officer, who found eighteen phials, part under his shirt, and the rest in his hat and pockets.

WILLIAM FOSTER . I was fetched, and found the phials about his person.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Age 47.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-105

105. WILLIAM TOPHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of November , one shawl, value 2 s. 6 d. , the goods of William Saunders .

MARY SAUNDERS . I am the wife of William Saunders . My shawl hung in the yard of the Robinhood, public-house , to dry.

WILLIAM SAUNDERS . My wife missed the shawl; I ran out, and caught the prisoner about a mile off with it in his hat. I had seen him pass the house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 58.

Confined Two Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-106

106. ROBERT NICHOLLS was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of November , 26 yards of cotton, value 26 s. , the goods of Frederick King .

FREDERICK KING . I am a linen-draper , and live in St. John-street . This cotton was stolen from the door.

HENRY MORGAN . I am a patrol. On the 15th of November, about half-past eight o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner go up and take something from Mr. King's door, he came towards me; I stopped him, he got from me, threw it down, and was secured without my losing sight of him; he appeared in liquor.

WILLIAM BURNHAM . I saw the prisoner running down the street with the cotton; he scuffled with Morgan, and threw it down; he was stopped in my sight.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going along, and heard the cry; I fell over a post, and was stopped.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Two Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-107

107. THOMAS HUBEY was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of November , one watch-chain, value 20 s.; one seal, value 2 s., and one key, value 1 d., the goods of John Weatherell , from his person .

JOHN WEATHERELL . I am a builder , and live at Brook-green-lane, Hammersmith. On the 29th of November, I was standing against a wall at Fulham , seeing a procession; I felt my chain go from my fob, and immediately seized the prisoner, and saw him throw the chain from him; it was broke - my watch remained in my fob.

Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I throw myself on your mercy.

Several witnesses gave the prisoner an excellent character.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-108

108. SAMUEL DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of November , one watch, value 1 l.; one seal, value 10 s., and one ribbon, value 1 d., the goods of Henry Farley , from his person .

HENRY FARLEY . I am a carpenter , and live in Great Ryder-street, St. James's. On the 18th of November I was coming down Long-acre at half-past six o'clock in the evening, three men ran against me; the prisoner drew my watch out, I secured him instantly, and saw him hand it to his companions. He got from me, I secured him again instantly - he said,

"There lies your watch, Sir." I looked down and saw the case. Others came round, and I took him into a shop - a man brought the inside case

and the works in, and said it was thrown down an area. I was sorry I did not detain that man.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. It was dark - A. There were gas-lights. He was never out of my sight.

WILLIAM JONES . I was coming by, and saw Farley holding the prisoner by the collar.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a skirmish, and the gentleman collared me instead of the man.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-109

109. JOHN DUNN was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of November , one handkerchief, value 6 s., the goods of Leonard Richard Willan , from his person .

MR. LEONARD RICHARD WILLAN . I live in Queen-square. On the 27th of November I was in Oxford-street , Boston came up with a handkerchief, and asked if I had not lost one? I felt and missed it. I had used it just before.

JOHN BOSTON . I am apprentice to Mr. Hall, who is a coachmaker, and lives in Red Lion-square. I saw the prisoner and another lad following several gentlemen, I followed them for a quarter of an hour, and in Argyle-street, Mr. Willan passed with two females, they both went up to him - I saw the prisoner come away with a handkerchief, wiping his eye with it. I seized him, took it from him, and shewed it to Mr. Willan.

HENRY YATES . I took the prisoner in charge, and found two other handkerchiefs on him, one with the corner cut off.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-110

110. RICHARD OAKLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of September , 14 wherry boards, value 30 s. , the goods of William Piper .

WILLIAM PIPER . I live at Hammersmith . On the 29th of September, I lost these wherry-boards from my shed, and found them on the 1st of October at the prisoner's house.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODERICK. Q. He said he found them in the river - A. I am certain they had not been in the water. Some others were found in his house, which appeared to have been in the water. I know them to be mine - they tally with the timber they were cut from.

EDWARD JOHN HANDLEY . I am an officer. I went to the prisoner's house with Piper, and found the boards in a shed, concealed behind some rubbish. He was apprehended by the Thames police.

Prisoner's Defence. I was at Battersea about one o'clock in the morning, saw a boat set these boards adrift, and I picked them up.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

111. RICHARD OAKLEY was again indicted for stealing, on the 29th of September , six wherry-boards, value 30 s. , the goods of Thomas Sawyer .

THOMAS SAWYER . I am a boat-builder , and live at Hammersmith . On the 29th of September I lost six wherry-boards from my yard - they were found concealed over a beam in the prisoner's shed.

Cross-examined. Q. Yours were wet - A. They appeared to have been wet. The prisoner said he found them, and was going to advertise them.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined One Month .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-111

112. WILLIAM TRINDER was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of November , one coat, value 30 s. , the goods of James Roach .

JAMES ROACH . I drive the Turnham-green stage . On the 15th of November I was at the Packhorse, at Turnham-green , and left my coat on the box; I returned in ten minutes, and missed it. At two o'clock in the morning I found the prisoner asleep under a hayrick, with my coat over him - he said he knew he had done wrong, and that he took the coat, intending to pawn it and buy a shirt.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Six Weeks and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-112

113. HENRY SHRIDER was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of November , two seals, value 12 s., and part of a watch-chain, value 7 s., the goods of Samuel Archdeacon , from his person .

SAMUEL ARCHDEACON . I am a glazier and live at Pimlico. On the 26th of November I was at Islington , the prisoner ran against me, and snatched at my chain, which broke, I immediately collared him - my brother-in-law came up and assisted. My children, who were with me, picked up the chain and seals.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GEORGE WEBBER . I assisted in securing the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow.

Reference Number: t18201206-113

114. GEORGE BAGGETT was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of November , 60 lbs. of lead, value 8 s., belonging to Henry Hutchand and William Marriot , and fixed to a building of theirs .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to belong to Richard Unite and Henry Bearington , and fixed to a building of theirs.

In the absence of proof that the property belonged to the parties stated in the indictment, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-114

115. THOMAS WHEELAN was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of August , two hats, value 1 l.; one umbrella, value 5 s., and 4 d. in copper monies numbered, the property of Thomas Francis , from his person .

THOMAS FRANCIS . I am footman to Mr. Jenning, of Finchley. On the 20th of August, about eleven o'clock

at night, I was drunk, and went to sleep in the road, about a quarter of a mile from the Five Bells, at Finchley . I awoke about three o'clock, and missed all this property. Conway brought it to me two months after.

JOHN CONWAY . I am a constable of Hornsey. I got the umbrella from Mr. Edwards, of Highgate, the hat from one Hill, and I took the handkerchief off the neck of Judkins. I found the duplicate of a new hat at Mrs. Ealey's. I apprehended the prisoner on the 22d of November.

JOHN JUDKINS . I was with Smith, Wall, and the prisoner when the robbery was committed. Wall took the man's hat and handkerchief as he laid drunk in the road, and as we came back Wall took the man's old hat and umbrella. I was taken up for it two months after, and admitted an evidence. Wall also took 4 1/2 d. or 5 d. from him, and gave me the handkerchief which the man's hat was tied in.

THOMAS WALKER . I am servant to Mr. Mount, a pawnbroker, who lives in Old Gravel-lane. Mrs. Ealey pledged a new hat with me.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-115

116. GEORGE WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of November , one coat, value 40 s. , the goods of William Haydon .

WILLIAM HAYDON . I keep an eating-house , at Shoreditch . On the 14th of November, I lost this coat out of my stable.

ROBERT EBRALL . I am a shoemaker, and live in Air-alley, Shoreditch. Between eight and nine o'clock, the prisoner came to my house with the great-coat, he frequently slept there; he went to bed, got up at three o'clock in the afternoon, and left the coat in the room; I put it on to see how I should look in it. I laid down and went to sleep in it. Mr. Cox came in and said,

"Is this you, Bob?" He went out, and I fell asleep again. He came in again, and said,

"Bob, how came you by this coat?" I said the prisoner left it there. He went and found the prisoner, and took us both before the Magistrate.

SARAH CASTLE . My sister keeps this lodging-house. The prisoner came in about eight o'clock in the morning of the 19th of November, with the great-coat. He went out about three o'clock, and left it in the coffee-room; Bob put it on. Cox came in, and took him away.

JANE ESTILL . I keep the house. The prisoner came in with the coat.

SAMUEL TAYLOR . I saw the prisoner close to the prosecutor's stable.

WILLIAM COX . I am a constable. I found Bob with the coat; they said the prisoner brought it there. I apprehended him; he said he found it.

Prisoner's Defence. I found it.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-116

117. THOMAS WILLIS was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of October , 28 yards of stuff, value 20 s. , the goods of Lionel Mayhew .

JAMES KENTISH . I am servant to Mr. Lionel Mayhew , a linen-draper , who lives at Hackney . This stuff hung by the door. On the 28th of October in the evening, I saw it moving, jumped over the counter, and saw the prisoner with it under his arm; I followed, and he dropped it; I secured and brought him back. He said he would fall on his knees, and beg my pardon.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-117

118. CHARLOTTE SMITH and SOPHIA LOWEWITH were indicted for stealing, on the 1st of December , two snuff-boxes, value 5 l.; one gold brooch, value 10 s., and 16 s., in monies numbered, the goods of John Forbes , from his person .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-118

119. JOSEPH WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of December , one watch, value 3 l., the goods of John Jackson , from his person .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow

Reference Number: t18201206-119

120. MARGARET WALKER was indicted for stealing on the 6th of November , two sheets, value 6 s. , the goods of James Wynch .

MARTHA WYNCH . I am the wife of James Wynch , who lives in Worship-street . The prisoner lodged at my house. I missed two sheets from my servant's room, and found them at the pawnbroker's.

ALEXANDER BURGESS. I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged a sheet with me.

JOHN BOARDS . I am servant to Mr. Talbot, a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged a sheet with me on the 5th of December.

(Property produced, and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Recommended to Mercy.

Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18201206-120

121. JOHN KIRK was indicted for stealing, on the 8th December , one box, value 6 d., and 11 lbs. of raisins, value 11 s. , the goods of George Long Hale and William Drane .

BENJAMIN PRIME. I am a warehouseman to George Long Hale and William Drane , spirit merchants , Little East Cheap . On Friday afternoon, about half-past four o'clock I was at the back part of the warehouse, and saw the prisoner come in, and take the box of raisins, which was about three feet from the door. I ran after him, and took him about five roods from the door, brought him back, and gave him in charge. He dropped it in the warehouse.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Whipped and Discharged .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-121

122. JAMES FRANCIS BURDETT was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , one iron plate, value 4 s. , the goods of William Austin .

WILLIAM AUSTIN . I am a bricklayer , and live in John-street, Whitechapel. Last Friday night this iron plate laid over a water-course in the passage, leading from Jerusalem-court , over a drain. It was not fastened down.

WILLIAM STANBERRY . I am a hosier. I was going past Jerusalem-court, on Friday evening, the 8th of December, about a quarter-past seven o'clock, and saw three boys coming down the court. I knew it was no thoroughfare, and suspected them. The prisoner had an iron plate in his arms - as soon as I began to speak he threw it down. I laid hold of him, and the others ran away.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

EDWARD ROGERS . I am a constable. I found the prisoner at the watch-house.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw it laying down - I took it up, and put it down again.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-122

123. JAMES CORBET was indicted for a misdemeanor .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY.

Judgment Respited .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-123

124. THOMAS WILSON was indicted for a misdemeanor .

WILLIAM CHAMBERS . On the 21st of November , between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, I was in Fleet-street , and felt somebody at my pockets - and felt my pocket-book lifted up in it. I immediately turned round, and saw the prisoner close to my pocket. A person called out,

"Sir, I saw him attempt your pocket." I then collared him, the person then came up, and said he saw him twice attempt my pocket.

RICHARD BAKER . I was in Fleet-street at the time. I saw the prisoner lift the prosecutor's flap up, and attempting to put his hand into his pocket - he did it twice. Mr. Chambers turned round, and I informed him.

GUILTY .

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-124

125. WILLIAM WATSON was indicted for a misdemeanor .

DAVID URWIN . I am a clerk to Messrs. Johnson, Brooks, and Co. On the 1st of November, the prisoner came and said he wanted twelve large egg-burners, for Messrs. Milner and Co., of Thames-street. I will not swear he brought an order, but I found one on the file. I gave them to him.

SMITHSON MILNER. I am in partnership with William Morris . I never sent the prisoner for these egg-burners. He was discharged from our service eight months ago.

GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

126. WILLIAM WATSON was again indicted for a like offence .

DAVID URWIN . On the 6th of November the prisoner came with an order for a ten-inch York lanthorn, for Messrs. Milner and Co. I delivered it to him.

SMITHSON MILNER. We did not send him for it.

GUILTY .

Confined Six Months on each Conviction .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-125

127. SARAH SOLOMONS was indicted for a misdemeanor .

MARY ANN DAY . I am the wife of John Day , who keeps a chandler's-shop , in White's-alley, Coleman-street . On the 9th of November, about twelve o'clock, the prisoner came in, and asked the price of herrings - I said 1 1/4 d. - she offered 1 d. - I refused it - she had two, they came to 2 1/2 d. - she laid down 1 s. - I said it was bad, and I should keep it. She said, I had no right. I said

"I had a right to keep that, and her too, and should send for an officer." She said I will go to the person who gave it to me. I said the officer should go with her. She tried to get out, but I prevented her, and while I was calling a neighbour, she returned into the shop, and I saw her drawing her hands from over the counter. Fielding came and took her. I found 2 s. behind the counter wrapped up, under where she drew her hand from.

ROBERT FIELDING . I am a constable, and was sent for. I searched her, and found a 1 d. loaf, a ball of cotton, 6 d. in silver, and 3 d. in copper. I produce the three shillings found on her.

MR. C. E. POWELL. I am assistant to the Solicitor of the Mint. The three shillings are all counterfeit, and have never been in circulation. They are all off the same die.

Prisoner's Defence. I met a woman while I was seeing the Lord Mayor's shew. She sent me for them.

GUILTY .

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-126

EIGHTH DAY. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13.

128. THOMAS LOWICK was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , ten 1 l. Bank notes , the property of John Fagan .

SECOND COUNT, stating them to be the property of John Stevens .

MR. WALFORD conducted the prosecution.

JOHN FAGAN . I am a clerk to the Society for the Suppression of Mendicity . The prisoner was a messenger . He had 10 s. 6 d. a week, and his victuals; and was provided with money to relieve applicants. I delivered him ten 1 l. notes, to redeem Wegmeyer's articles, stated in forty-nine duplicates, as Wegmeyer was going in the country. He never returned. He was apprehended in October.

JOHN WEGMEYER . The duplicates were my property. I delivered forty-nine to Mr. Fagan. The prisoner never brought me my property. I saw him in Newgate last Monday week. He had a pair of trowsers, and a check shirt on, which were mine, and which I had pledged.

JOHN WRIGHT . I am a constable, employed by the Society. I apprehended the prisoner on the 24th of October, at a public-house, in Wentworth-street. He said, he knew what I wanted him for, and he would go quietly, and said, if it had been eight or nine o'clock at night we should not have been able to take him.

JOHN FAGAN re-examined. The amount of the articles pledged, with interest, was 9 l. 14 s.

RICHARD DOZELL . I am shopman to Mr. Wright, a pawnbroker. Wegmeyer had pledged articles to the amount of 4 l. The prisoner brought twelve duplicates, and redeemed to the amount of nearly 4 l.

SUSAN WEGMEYER . My husband had thirteen duplicates at Wright's, three at William's, one at Jones's, and thirty-one at Stokes's.

THOMAS PRICE JONES. I am a shopman to Mr. Jones, pawnbroker, who lives in Tothill-street. Wegmeyer pledged a gown for 3 s. It was redeemed.

JOHN WILLIAMS . I am a pawnbroker. Wegmeyer pledged three articles with me. The prisoner redeemed them.

COURT. This indictment fails, you have proved he applied the money to the purpose you desired him.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-127

129. THOMAS LOWICK was again indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , six yards of linen, value 4 s.; four yards of cotton, value 4 s.; one coat, value 2 l.; two jackets, value 1 l.; one pair of trowsers, value 5 s.; two petticoats, value 5 s.; three shirts, value 6 s.; one pair of ear-rings, value 10 s.; one shawl, value 1 l.; one gown, value 4 s.; two quilts, value 1 l., and one smock frock, value 2 s. , the goods of John Wegmeyer .

JOHN FAGAN . On the 12th of June I gave the prisoner 10 l. to redeem Wegmeyer's things. He absconded, and did not bring them.

SUSAN WEGMEYER . I am the wife of John Wegmever . I pledged a pair of trowsers at Williams's, Broadway, Westminster. I saw the prisoner with them on in the office. They belonged to my son, who is twenty years old. He had my son's shirt on also; they were not taken from him. My son left them in my possession - they were in our care. He is at sea.

JOHN WILLIAMS . Mrs. Wegmeyer pledged on the 15th of June, one pair of trowsers. The prisoner redeemed them on the 13th of June.

Prisoner. I wish to know if they can swear to them. I have them on now.

SUSAN WEGMEYER . He has not got them on now - he has sown a patch over where I mended them. I am sure they are my son's.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant,

Reference Number: t18201206-128

130. WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of October , one pair of drawers, value 2 s. and one shirt, value 3 s., the goods of Peter Fencock ; one pair of stockings, value 2 s.; one neck-cloth, value 1 s.; one handkerchief, value 2 s.; one book, value 6 d.; the goods of John Brown ; and one shirt, value 3 s. ; the goods of George Collins .

MESSRS. REYNOLDS and BOLLAND conducted the prosecution.

PETER FENCOCK . I am a baker . I volunteered to go on board his Majesty's Ship the Harpy, at Sheerness. I went on board for about an hour, she was full, and we returned to town. Brown, Kipling, Croker, Rose, and Collins were with me. We came on board the Flying Fish boat called the Little Tender. We came up to the Tower , and went ashore. I had a chest which I left in the Flying Fish. I returned next morning to fetch my things, and found my chest moved from the cabin to the deck, and broken open. The prisoner was one of the crew. I missed the articles stated in the indictment, which were safe the day before. I fetched the officer.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. You had several men on board - A. Yes, the prisoner had not been there above a week.

GEORGE COLLINS . I was one of the men on board the Flying Fish. The prisoner was one of the crew which consisted of four - I had my things in a bundle - I took it ashore with me. On opening it I missed a new shirt - I had seen my bundle under the prisoner's legs the night before - I asked him for it - he pretended to be asleep. I found my shirt on his back at the office.

JOSEPH WHITE . I am a surveyor of the Thames Police. On the 26th of October I went on board the Flying Fish, the prisoner and Holstock were on board, and in Cunningham's bed-cabin I found a false bottom newly laid down. I had it opened, and found the drawers, and check shirt; one pair of mitts; one pair of worsted stockings; one comfort; one black handkerchief, and one book. I took them to the office. Cunningham claimed the shirt the prisoner wore. I took it off.

(Property produced, and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the shirt at Shields.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-129

131. WILLIAM RUSSELL and JOHN HOLDSTOCK were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of October , one pair of trowsers, value 5 s.; one pair of drawers, value 2 s.; one jacket, value 10 s., and two pair of shoes, value 10 s., the goods of Peter Fencock ; and one handkerchief, value 1 s. the goods of Henry Kippen .

PETER FENCOCK . I lost this property from my chest, which was broken open. The prisoners were part of the crew.

HENRY KIPPEN . I was one of the volunteers. I lost my clothes and found them kicking about the deck. I only lost a handkerchief - it was found in a chest, of which both the prisoners had a key.

JAMES WHITE . I am an officer. I found the handkerchief in the chest - they said it belonged to them of both. I found a quantity of things under different bed-cabins - Russell claimed the handkerchief the property was wrapped in.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

RUSSELL's Defence. I said I thought it was my handkerchief.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-130

132. FANNY SOUTH was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of October , one counterpane, value 7 s., and two sheets, value 10 s., the goods of Joseph Wise , in a lodging-room .

MARY WISE . I am the wife of Joseph Wise . We live in the New Road, Chelsea . The prisoner came as a servant out of place. I let her a bed, with another woman, at 2 s. 6 d. a week - they came on Thursday and left on Monday without paying - they both left together. I lost a counterpane and sheet.

THOMAS PACE . On the 30th of October the prosecutor gave the prisoner into my charge. I found five duplicates on her.

RICHARD DOZELL . I am servant to Mr. Wright, pawnbroker, who lives in Tothill-fields. On the 21st of October the prisoner, in company with another woman, pledged a sheet for 2 s. - she said it was her own.

JOHN WILLIAMS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Great Chapel-street, Westminster. On the 20th of October a sheet was pledged for 2 s. by the prisoner and another woman. On the 24th they pledged a counterpane for 5 s., in the name of Mary Sutton, No. 45, York-street.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 29.

Judgment Respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-131

133. THOMAS PEARTON was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of November , one pair pair of spurs, value 7 s.; one coat, value 20 s.; one waistcoat, value, 5 s., and one pair of trowsers, value 10 s. , the goods of the Honourable Grantley George Charles Fitzhardinge Berkeley .

MR. BRODERICK conducted the prosecution.

BENJAMIN EARLEY . I am the servant to the Honourable Charles Fitzhardinge Berkeley , who lives at Cranford . These clothes were missed from the clothes-house in the yard - the prisoner lived with Mr. Berkeley about a year ago.

JOHN FINALL COOK . I am high constable. On the Monday week after the robbery, I apprehended the prisoner in Whitcomb-street. I took him in a post-chaise to Cranford, and found a small knife on him. Mr. Granby said, in his presence, it was his securing knife, it was in his coat pocket. The prisoner said he sold all the property in Drury-lane. Next morning I brought him there - he shewed me a shop - he stood at a little distance. The prosecutor's servant went in, pretending to buy a pair of trowsers, he called me, I went in and told the man they belonged to the prosecutor. I called the prisoner in - he said these were the trowsers - he took us to a shop in Russell-court, where he said he had sold the coat a few days before, but it was sold.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Whipped and Discharged .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-132

134. WILLIAM HALL , JOHN CLARK , and PATRICK CONNELL were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of November , part of a watch chain, value 2 l.; three seals, value 4 l.; one key, value 10 s., and one ring, value 2 s., the goods of Charles George Ireland , from his person .

CHARLES GEORGE IRELAND . On the 14th of November, between seven and eight in the evening, I was coming down Drury-lane towards Holborn - on getting to Charles-street I felt a strong grasp at my seals - I did not see them come up. I instantly turned in a direction for Charles-street, and perceived a stout man in dark clothes retreating from me. I called Stop thief! and called out Furzeman's name, knowing he was an officer. In a few seconds the man was stopped, it was Hall - he was taken to the watch-house. I lost three seals, a key, and part of my chain at the time I felt the grasp - Hall is the man who made the grasp - I never lost sight of him.

JOSEPH LEES . I live in Drury-lane, and am a watch spring-maker. I stood at my door at eight o'clock on the 14th of November, I saw the prisoner going towards Queen-street, and saw the prosecutor coming along, and the prisoners close behind him. I am sure of their persons. At the corner of Charles-street, Hall made a snatch at his watch-chain - he put his hand behind him and gave it to Clark, and they all ran down Charles-street, one on the left and the other on the right. The gentleman called watch, and so did I. The watchman took Hall - he tried to get away, and the other two came up as if to see what was the matter - they came across and went down Charles-street - I did not interfere - I had seen them five or six times that night, which made me notice them.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODERICK. Q. How far were you from Charles-street - A.About six doors - I was close behind them when they did it - I followed them - I saw Clark the next night, and went for a watchman, but he was gone - I saw him in custody about a week after and swore to him.

JOHN FURZEMAN . I received information about Connell and Clark, and on the 20th I apprehended them.

PATRICK CRAWLEY . I am a watchman. My beat is in Charles-street - I was calling eight o'clock and heard the cry of Stop thief! at the corner of Drury-lane - I turned round and saw Hall on the right hand side, coming from Drury-lane and stopped him. We struggled, and Mr. Ireland immediately came up, and said he was robbed of his chain and seals. I took him to the corner of Charles-street and called for help - another watchman came and we took him to the watch-house - nothing was found on him.

EDWARD ADAMS . I was going down Charles-street on the 15th November, about seven o'clock in the morning, and picked up three seals, a key, and a ring.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoners declared themselves innocent.

HALL - GUILTY . Aged 35.

CLARK - GUILTY . Aged 19.

CONNELL - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-133

135. WILLIAM DREW was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of November , 60 lbs. of mutton, value 20 s. the goods of William Williams .

WILLIAM WILLIAMS . I am a butcher , and live in Grub-street . On the 14th of November, I had a carcase of mutton stolen from the door, between one and two o'clock.

JAMES ALLEN . I live in Grub-street. I was standing at my door and saw the prisoner take the carcase from the close - he was brought back with it.

GEORGE BINN . I saw the prisoner with it - I thought by his manner he was not a regular butcher - I stopped him with it on his shoulder.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. In the morning a man asked me to fetch a load, he took me into Grub-street, and laid it on my shoulder.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-134

136. JAMES NORMAN and WILLIAM NORMAN were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of November , two pieces of wood, value 12 s. , the goods of George Tennant and Richard Harrison .

TWO OTHER COUNTS, stating it to belonging to William Glazier and Joshua Mayhew .

MR. CURWOOD conducted the prosecution.

ROBERT PITCHER . I am a patrol. On the 25th of November, between seven and eight o'clock at night, I met the prisoners at Hornsey, each carrying a log of wood - I stopped them, and asked them if they came by it honestly - they said they stole it from the premises of Mr. Mayhew.

JOHN WRIGHT . I am a patrol. The account given by Pitcher is correct.

Mr. JOSHUA MAYHEW . I was in possession of the house this wood was taken from. I compared it with the top and bottom of the tree - the prisoner was in my employ in a most confidential manner - as gardener he had to take care of the property, and the other was employed there for a week.

JAMES NORMAN - GUILTY .

WILLIAM NORMAN - GUILTY .

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-135

137. WILLIAM SAUNDERS was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of November , two books, value 10 s. , the goods of James Taylor .

SECOND COUNT, stating them to belong to William Winyard .

MR. JAMES TAYLOR . I am a solicitor of Furnival's-Inn. The prisoner had been my writing clerk . On the 15th of November, I told him to carry two books to Mr. Winyard, in Nassau-street, and on the 5th of December, I discovered they were not delivered; I had discharged the prisoner before that. The books were found at Mr. Callow's. I have a book, in which deliveries are entered, I produce it - it is entered as delivered, in his writing.

JOHN CALLOW . I am a bookseller, and live in Princes-street, Soho. In November, the prisoner brought two books to sell; I gave him 7 s. for them - they are worth more.

JOHN YORK JEFFERSON. I am clerk to the prosecutor. When the prisoner returned, I asked him if he found out the place? he said he delivered them in Nassau-street.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The facts are so clear, that I shall not justify myself. I was in distress, and beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-136

138. BENJAMIN TICKNER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of November , one watch, value 5 l.; one ribbon, value 6 d.; one seal, value 1 l., and one key, value 5 s., the goods of Thomas Robertson , from his person .

THOMAS ROBERTSON . On the 9th of November, about half-past six o'clock in the evening, I stopped at the corner of Brydges-street and Russell-street, Covent-garden ; the prisoner came up, looked me in the face, and put his hand up to his mouth; he pulled my watch out, and ran away. I pursued him till I came very near a crowd; a man in a white jacket, came between us, and threw me down. I got up and found the prisoner in custody. I am positive he is the man.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODERICK. Q. There was a fire - A. Yes, I was not looking at it.

WILLIAM JEFFERSON . On the 9th of November, about half-past six o'clock, I was in company with Jones, and others; the prisoner ran by us at the end of Russell-place. The prosecutor was within one yard of him, calling Stop thief! we followed, the prosecutor was tripped up, and we nearly fell over him - we ran by somebody with a link, who put it in my face. I lost sight of the prisoner immediately, and saw him in custody of Reynolds.

Cross-examined. Q. There was great confusion - A. Yes.

SAMUEL REYNOLDS . I was standing in Russell-street, and heard the cry of Stop thief; I stopped the prisoner, who was rushing on faster than other people; I asked him what he had done; he said it was not him they were calling after. I detained him for a minute before anyone came up. Robertson immediately said he was the man who took his watch.

Cross-examined. Q. He was sometime in your custody before anybody came up - A. Yes, he had been tripped up.

THOMAS EVANS . On the 9th of November I was with Jeffereys, and saw the prisoner come by, and Robertson close upon his heels - nobody was between them. I pursued him; the prosecutor was tripped up. I struck the man, and lost sight of the prisoner for a few seconds. I found him in Reynolds's custody. I will not swear he is the man I pursued. The mob wanted to rescue him, but he insisted on coming with us.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-137

139. WILLIAM UNDERWOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of November , one watch, value 20 s. , the goods of Richard Walker .

RICHARD WALKER . The prisoner came on board the ship Mary, belonging to Shields, at Hermitage stairs , on the 20th of November, about half-past five o'clock, to see the mate, and while I was in the hold I lost my watch.

JAMES BARLOW . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Shadwell. The prisoner pledged the watch with me on the

20th of November, about seven o'clock in the evening, for 17 s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-138

140. GEORGE WRIGHT and JOHN SIDDELL were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of October , one piece of ribbon, value 6 d.; one seal, value 2 s., and one key, value 6 d., the goods of a man unknown , from his person .

ANDREW FRANCIS SIRKE . On the 30th of October, between eleven and twelve o'clock, I was in the Strand , and saw a number of persons, apparently rifling several gentlemens' pockets - the prisoners were two of them. I saw them hustling a gentleman, and observed Wright lay hold of the gentleman's watch-ribbon, it broke off; I immediately collared him and called for assistance - as I held him he threw it away. Lambert and another constable came up and secured him. I saw a person pick up the ribbon, who gave it to me. Siddell was in his company, and assisted in hustling the gentleman - I saw them together all the way. I could not find the gentleman. It was opposite the Spotted Dog. Several of the gang struck me, and called out Rescue!

EDWARD RHYND . I was in the Strand with several other constables, and saw the prisoners attempt several persons' pockets, and opposite the Spotted Dog I saw Wright run against a gentleman and try at his watch; the ribbon broke, he got the seal and key, and part of the swivel of the watch. I secured Siddell - he said,

"You b - g - r, let me go, or I'll blow your bl - dy head off!" - we secured them.

JAMES FOWLER . I was in the Strand, and saw the prisoners and several others hustle several gentlemen. Just before we came to the New Church my partner seized Wright and called for assistance. I went up and collared him, he struck me several times, and said he would give me a ***. I drew my staff out and struck him, he was secured. The prisoners were both together.

GEORGE TAYLOR . I was in the Strand - a gang of about thirty kept the pavement to themselves; the prisoners were among them. They tried several gentlemens' pockets, but, seeing so many officers, one of them said,

"Let us turn and beat them out of the street." They made a stand, I thought they were going to fight us - we stopped abreast of them, and they walked on. A gentleman was hustled near the Spotted Dog. I saw fifteen or sixteen officers trying to get the prisoners from the others. With difficulty we got them into the Spotted Dog. When I was searching Wright he said he would split my bl - dy nose. The seal and key were given to me.

WILLIAM HOLLAND . I was with other officers, and saw the prisoners, in company with others, picking pockets - they attempted a great number, and near the New Church, my partners, who were before me, called for assistance. The prisoners used very shocking expressions.

WRIGHT - GUILTY . Aged 28.

SIDDELL - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-139

141. MARY WATSON was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of December , one gown, value 4 s., and one coat, value 4 s. , the goods of Sarah Williams .

JANE WILLIAMS . My husband is a milkman. On the 5th of December I lost my mother's gown from No. 9, Union-court . As I came home I heard a woman had ran down stairs; I ran out and stopped the prisoner in Leather-lane with the gown in her cloak.

ANN HERBERT . I lodged in the house. I met the prisoner on the stairs about twelve o'clock, and suspected her - I ran down and met Ann Williams , who brought her back.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-140

142. JOHN DAWSON , alias ABRAHAM FARRINGTON , and JOSEPH CLARK were indicted for a fraud .

MESSRS. ADOLPHUS and LAW conducted the prosecution.

MR. SAMUEL NOCK . I am a gun-maker , and live in Fleet-street . On the 19th of September the prisoners came to my shop about noon, and wished to see some guns - they selected two, after which Clark pulled out a quantity of papers, and said they were coming into large property from the death of Mrs. Catherine Prussia Farrington , and asked if I had heard of her?

Q. Who spoke - A. Clark, but he always said we. He selected several papers, among which was a copy of her will, and pointed out a clause in the first part of it, in which Rachael Trickey was left 100 l. a year during her life. He read it; this is it - (looking at it) - he also pointed out the latter part of the will, which is scored under with red ink, and which declares Rachael Trickey to be her heir at law and next of kin, which he said was false, that she was not anything of kin, and if she was, the 100 l. a year for her natural life was a bar to her inheriting. He said

"We have found out the heir at law." He produced another paper, containing a list of funded property, amounting to between 60,000 l. and 70,000 l.; this is it - (looking at it) - it was a notice of a distringus being lodged on the property from the Exchequer. I asked their address, Clark gave me this address -

" Abraham Farrington , Esq., Greenfield-street, East," as the address of Dawson. He read a paper to me as being a distringus, and said they lived in the house of the deceased in Green-field-street, East. On the 20th, or next day, he gave me a paper, containing a list of the legacies, stating the dates of the will to be the 20th of May, proved on the 26th, and that the funeral was on the 29th. The legacies amounted to 3,500 l. He read an extract from a letter, purporting to be from Messrs. Blunt and Bowman, that they were satisfied of Abraham Farrington being the rightful heir of Catherine Prussia Farrington , and that they would be ready to transfer the property in a few days. He said they were solicitors to her executors. Clark said he wished me to be perfectly satisfied, and referred me to Mr. Robins, who was the solicitor in their cause. He produced several papers, and referred to a letter written by Robins to Blunt and Co., containing an account of the stock. He gave me Robins's address, No. 36, Leicester-fields, and

asked me if I knew him? I said No. He said he was a respectable attorney, a man of great business, and that his country house was at Wandsworth. I sent my man to Mr. Robins, and afterwards went myself - I saw Clark there, sitting on a bench in the hall; he said Robins was engaged. After waiting about twenty minutes I was asked to walk into Mr. Booth's office, the managing clerk. I told Booth I was come to enquire relative to Abraham Farrington being the heir at law. He shewed me a copy of the will, and said that the 100 l. a year was an effectual bar to the claim of Mrs. Trickey, that they had discovered that she was not of kin, and it was singular, that if the executors had not been legatees they would have taken the property, if an heir could not have been found. I asked Booth if he had any doubt of Abraham Farrington being the right heir - he said none whatever remained in his mind - no doubt existed.

Q. Did he state why, no doubt remained - A. He said from documents and affidavits in their possession, and I think he said received that day. He said, he had been down in the country himself a week on their business, and Mr. Robins had expended a considerable sum of money on their cause already, at this time Mr. Robins came into the office, and looked over some papers, turned round, and asked Booth if I had business with him. He said,

"He is waiting to see you." I said I was referred to him by Mr. Farrington, relative to the cause I understood he had in hand for them. He appeared very indignant at being referred to, and said, he allowed no person to refer to him - he would not permit even the Bank of England to refer to him, he however said, as far as human foresight could see, the party (Farrington) were intitled to the property, and any order for payment of goods they might give on him, he would discharge, on the property coming into his hands. I returned home, and in about half an hour the prisoners came in. Clark said,

"Mr. Robins and I have been talking about your application, and he recommends Mr. Farrington to give an order on him for payment of what goods he might want," and on the 21st he gave me this order - (looking at it) - it is signed Farrington. Clark delivered it to me in the presence of Dawson - (Read) -

"To Mr. L. T. Robins. - Sir, please to stop the amount of money for Mr. Nock's bill, for guns, &c. which I have had of him, when the money comes into your hands from the will of Catherine Prussia Farrington , which property is now in the Bank under distringus from the Court of Exchequer."

Q. Did you give him credit entirely from what passed - A. Certainly, I delivered them on the 21st; goods stated in the bill (producing it) the amount is 111 l. 15 s. 6 d. On that day they said,

"Mr. Nock you will be paid a great deal sooner than we expected, for the executors are much alarmed at our proceedings, and wish to compromise." Farrington, then said, to me,

"I will not lose 1 d. by them." I advised him to close the business, even if he lost 500 l.; it was better than litigation. Clark joined in my advice, and said it was better to settle it soon, for the lawyer's bill would be 1,500 l. They then referred to the hasty and indecent manner in which the will had been proved. and gave me a list of the legacies. Clark said there was a good deal of money in her hands at the time she died, and at the time of her funeral, there was not enough found to bury her. They took the goods away themselves in a coach. They called afterwards and dealt largely with me. They said they bought the goods to go and have some shooting in the country somewhere in Suffolk. They had borrowed two guns on the 19th, till I could get two finished. When they came on the 21st, they said,

"We have tried your two guns yesterday, and the double one we have given to our keeper;" and said, they were determined to have a week's shooting before they turned to any more business; and at the end of the week I was to be paid. I afterwards received orders from them by post, and about the 2d of October I made further enquiry as they did not fulfill their engagements. I went again to Robins, and had still further assurances, and sent my man to discover the executors *.

* The prisoner, Clark, put several questions to the witnesses, but their answers were precisely to the same effect as on their examination in chief.

RICHARD COOK . I am servant to Mr. Nock. On the 19th of September, I saw the prisoners at the shop, they looked out some guns, and represented that they had considerable property left them by a person named Farrington, they always said we. Clark produced a paper from a number of others, and said it was a copy of the will of Catherine Prussia Farrington , and pointed out to Mr. Nock a clause, by which Mrs. Trickey is named as her next of kin, and heir at law, and another clause which left her 100 l. a year. He said, that being left her, did away her title to the residue of the property. He produced a list of the property in the funds, and asked where Goslings, and several bankers lived, and said they were going to different bankers, to enquire about the property in their hands. Mr. Nock asked for the address of some respectable person, and Clark said, that Mr. Robins, of 36, Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, was their solicitor in this matter. I went to Robins, but did not see him. I saw Booth, his clerk. I found the prisoners in the office with him. Booth said, Robins was not at home. I informed him my business, in their presence, and said they had applied to Mr. Nock to purchase guns, and referred to him as their professional man. Clark corroborated my statement, by informing Booth that they had been to purchase guns. Booth immediately turned to me, and pointing to Dawson, said,

"That is Mr. Farrington;" and Dawson said Yes - my name is Farrington. Booth said, Robins did not like to have his office made a place of reference. but from the papers and documents in their possession, he had no doubt, that the property was coming to them. I asked when Robins would be in the way, he said, in about three quarters of an hour; and as I left the office Clark desired me to have every thing ready, as he wished to leave town by the coach that evening, and we need not be uneasy about the money, for there was plenty. I went home and told my master, he went to Robins, and about ten minutes after his return they both called.

Q. Whether they had goods or not then I do not enquire, but when did they call again - A. On the 21st. They talked about the property as before, and bought goods to the amount of 111 l. Mr. Nock had lent them a double and a single-barrelled gun on the 19th, till he could finish them two, and on this day Clark said, they

should keep the double one for their game-keeper, and return the single one. On the 2d of October, I went to Robins's again, and made further enquiry about them. I saw Booth, he tried to satisfy me, but did not. They were at last apprehended.

CHARLES STUBBING . I am clerk to Messrs. Matthews, pawnbrokers. On the 21st of September, Clark pawned a gun between four and eight o'clock, for 12 l., in the name of Joseph Clark , Haydon-square; it has the name of Samuel Nock on it. He said, he gave 40 l. or 45 l. for it.

EDWARD HALE . I am servant to Mr. Barker, a pawnbroker, who lives in Aldgate. On the 22d of September, Clark pledged a gun with me for thirteen guineas, in a case, quite new; he said he gave somewhere about 80 l. for it, but previous to that he had pawned another for 30 s., and redeemed it when he pawned this; it is a double barrelled one, and has Mr. Nock's name on it.

MR. NOCK re-examined. The guns are mine, and those I sold them on the 21st.

Prisoner CLARK. Q. Have they ever been fired - A. Both have had the priming snapped, and the barrels may have had a little powder flashed in them just to spoil them.

Q. Did we not say we were going a pigeon shooting that morning - A. I do not remember it. I believe it was half-past five o'clock when they left.

EDMUND SIMKINS. I am employed in the Excise Office, and live at No. 24, Greenfield-street, Commercial-road. Clark took a lodging of me in July last. The other prisoner came backwards and forwards to visit him. Clark first introduced him to me by the name of John Fisher , and produced papers to me, purporting that he had business in hand as an agent. When he took the lodging; he referred me to Mr. Embden, No. 46, Old Bailey, and wrote a note to him, which he sealed.

Q. That is not material, he introduced Dawson by the name of Fisher - A. Yes, he said he had a deal of writing to do, and asked if I objected to his coming backwards and forwards to do it for him? I said No; I always called him Fisher, and knew him by no other name till some time in September there was a talk about recovering the estate of Miss Farrington, for a person named Farrington; I knew Miss Farrington, she had lived nearly opposite to me. The prisoner did not live there - the house was empty, and under repair, if they had lived there within the last nine or ten years, I must have known it. In September, Clark called Fisher by the name of Farrington; he told me not to be surprised if I saw Mr. Farrington walk into the house some day; he then called Fisher, Farrington; I said "Dear me, I always thought that this gentleman's name was Fisher?" Clark said,

"Oh, nonsence! it is all right, we did that to blind the children and neighbours, we don't wish the other party to know Mr. Farrington is in London." Fisher had told me he lived in East-street, Commercial-road.

Q. When this confusion of names took place, did Clark owe you any money - A. Yes, about 20 l. I had been very pressing with him; he paid me 10 s. a week for two rooms. On the 21st of September he paid me a 1 l. note, and promised me more the beginning of the week, or before if he could get it, he expected money for he had got bills to get discounted. He gave me a 10 l. note next day, and asked me to lend him 1 l., as he was going into Essex; he said I need not write him a receipt; I said then I would pay the small bills. He then shewed a duplicate, and said he had pledged two guns, one for himself, and the other for Farrington, on purpose that he should not disappoint me. I know both their hand-writings, the papers produced are some in the hand of Clark, and some in the hand of Dawson.

NATHANIEL BENJAMIN . I have known the prisoner, Dawson about four years - he was in my employ as warehouseman by that name. I am a packer. He lived with me four years, and left me about six months ago.

Prisoner CLARK. Q. Did you not see him at the Mansion House, and tell him if he said his name was Dawson he would get clear - A. No, I said if he could extricate himself from this business his friends wished him to leave the country.

Q. You said then Clark would he left and found guilty - A. I said I thought Clark had drawn him into it, that the punishment ought to fall upon the guilty, and he should do what he could.

CHARLES COOPER , Esq. I am executor to the late Miss C. Prussia Farrington; Messrs. Blunt and Bowman are my solicitors. I never authorized them to state that I was satisfied with the claim of Farrington to the property, or that I would transfer the property to them, or anything of the kind. Miss Farrington had no family, only a sister. The prisoners did not reside in the house. I know nothing of the prisoners. I was particularly intimate with her, but never saw them. She frequently said she had but one relation, and that was Rachael Trickey .

THOMAS BOWMAN , Esq. I am solicitor to Miss Catherine Prussia Farrington 's executors, and am in partnership with Mr. Blunt. We never wrote, or authorised a letter to be written to Robins, stating that we or the executors were satisfied that Abraham Farrington was the rightful heir to the estate, or that we were ready to transfer the property. I believe I had business with Robins some years ago. I never saw the prisoners.

Prisoner CLARK. Q. Did you not receive a letter from Mr. Robins, stating that he had lodged a distringus on the property in the Bank - A. We received a letter from him. We had an interview with Messrs. Smith and Lawford on the part of the Executors, and Messrs. Freshfield and Co. on behalf of the Bank, about the distringus; they said that unless a bill was field they would dismiss the distringus.

THOMAS LISS , Esq. I am trustee to Rachael Trickey , the person designated in the will of Catherine Prussia Farrington - Thomas Page and Thomas Potter are the other trustees. Part of the residuary property of Catherine Prussia Farrington has been transferred in my name as trustee, and the rest in Mrs. Trickey's name.

Q. Is there any Abraham Farrington as heir at law, who has any claim or pretence to any part of the property - A. Certainly not. I know no such person.

Prisoner CLARK. Q. Is the statement of property on the paper produced correct - A. I believe it is.

WILLIAM FOSTER . I am an officer of Lambeth-street. I apprehended the prisoners at the Horse and Groom, in Portugal-street. I found a quantity of papers on Clark.

SAMUEL MILLER . I am an officer. I searched Clark's

lodgings, and found a quantity of papers - these are them - (looking at them)

Probate of the will, and letters of administration were then put in and read, also the following extract from a letter, signed Abraham Farrington , addressed to - Clark, Esq. (and proved to be Clark's own writing).

"I do not see any necessity for going to Mr. Nock any more, as I gave you an order to him for three guns. Go to Nock himself, and desire him to have the goodness to send them down as soon as possible, and he shall have the money without waiting." Dated Misley.

DAWSON'S Defence. I admit living with Mr. Benjamin by the name of Dawson, but my real name was Farrington, and I think myself entitled to the property.

CLARK's Defence. Mr. Farrington came to me, saying he wanted to trace his pedigree. I went with him to the church Miss Farrington was buried at, and found his statement correct about the property being left. He said he was born in Essex, I found his register there, believed him to be the heir at law, and took the necessary steps. I took him to a solicitor and advised with him - he said he thought him entitled to it. They issued distringuses on the stock, and took legal means to obtain the property, and try his right in a court of law. At this time we went to Mr. Nock's and obtained credit, but used no false pretences, as I really thought the property belonged to him. I told Nock to go himself to Robins, and get satisfied, and not let us have anything till he was satisfied.

DAWSON - GUILTY .

CLARK - GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

143. JOHN DAWSON , alias ABRAHAM FARRINGTON and JOSEPH CLARK were again indicted for a like fraud .

MR. SAMUEL NOCK . On the 22d I supplied the prisoners with goods to the amount of 47 l. 10 s., in consequence of the same pretences they used in the other case, that Farrington was heir at law, to Miss Farrington, and coming into possession of her property, and that the solicitors were ready to transfer the property.

MR. BOWMAN. I neither wrote, or authorized a letter to be written to Robins, stating that the trustees were ready to transfer the property.

NATHANIEL BENJAMIN . I have known Dawson four years by that name and no other, and knew his family.

EDMUND SIMKINS . My evidence in the last case is correct. Clark lived in my house, but not at Miss Farrington's.

CHARLES COOPER , Esq. My evidence in the last case, is correct.

GUILTY .

For the first conviction, to be both publicly whipped , and on the second Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-141

NINTH DAY, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15.

144. SARAH MEYERS and EMANUEL LYONS were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of November , from the person of William Benton , one tobacco-box, value 10 d.; one pocket-book, value 6 d.; the sum of 19 s. 5 d. in monies numbered, and two 1 l. Bank notes, his property .

WILLIAM BENTON . I live in Silk-street, Cripplegate. On the 24th of November, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was coming home, and met a young girl in Wentworth-street; she took me to a house in George-yard . I had two 1 l. Bank notes in a pocket-book, in my side pocket, and 20 s. in silver. I went to a room on the first floor; I saw Myers in a lower room. I gave the girl 1 s., and she fetched some gin; a woman came up, and asked what business I had in the room, and demanded 2 s. I was going down stairs, when four or five women came to me, Myers was one, they threw me down on the floor, held my hands, and began to rifle my pockets; I told the women, I would give them 3 s. if they would not ill treat me; they took away my pocket-book, and left me in the room alone, my tobacco-box was safe then. I was afraid to leave the room, but intended to call the first watchman I heard. In about ten minutes the prisoner Lyons, and four men came into the room, and were going to throw me down stairs, Lyons brought back my pocket-book and put it into my pocket without the money. They said,

"D - n his eyes, throw him down stairs." They again rifled my pocket, they took out my tobacco-box, and 5 d. in copper, and then handed me down stairs. I opened my pocket-book before them, they told me to make haste down or they would break my neck. I went and found Plunket in half an hour, and took him there. We found the door shut, and a padlock on it - we found Myers in the house about nine o'clock at night. The officer took Lyons about a week after. I am sure of him.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODERICK. Q. Was it not a fortnight before you saw him - A. Only a week. I went to take a cup of tea, and not for improper purposes. I was sober.

JOHN PARTRIDGE . I am an officer. The prosecutor came to me about nine o'clock, and said he had been robbed by five girls, and four or five men. He took me to the house. I found Myers there - her sister keeps the house. He said she was one. I found nothing on her.

RICHARD PLUNKET . I am a night beadle. The prosecutor came to me between eight and nine o'clock, and took me to the house - he gave me the same account as he has here. I found the door padlocked. From his description of the man I knew it to be Lyons, and took him on the Friday following. The prosecutor saw him next day, and said he was certain of him.

MYERS - GUILTY . Aged 17.

LYONS - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-142

145. JOHN STERNS , CHARLES COOLING , and THOMAS TUCK were indicted for killing and slaying Richard May .

MARY MAY . I am the widow of Richard May , he was foreman to the patrol. On the 27th of November , I was not present at this affray - he came home between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, and went to his club, which was held at the Civic, at Kensington. I asked him

if he left his watch at home, he felt and said he had not got it. He died last Tuesday week, the 5th of December.

ELIZA LOVELL . I am a dress-maker. I went out on the 27th of November into the mob, hearing a bustle at the top of Silver-street, Kensington Gravel-pits, and saw Sterns take May by the collar, that was the first I saw. There was a crowd there. I looked round and May either fell or was knocked down. Cooling ran from him.

Q. Then Cooling did not strike him - A. No, he ran away. May ran after Cooling and brought another young man instead of him, to a light, and said,

"Is it you, Mr. Osborne?" Sterns insisted on his letting the man go, as he was not the man he had before. May told him to mind his own business. Sterns laid hold of him with his left hand, and struck him - he fell towards me - he was knocked down - the crowd pushed in before me. I saw no blows, only heard them. There were fifty or an hundred people round. Sterns gave May in charge of a constable.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Sterns gave the deceased in charge - A. Yes - the disturbance began before I got up - I saw nobody strike him.

JAMES MEADS. I am a labourer. I was passing the Hoop, public-house , going to my club, my brother was with me. He said there was a row in the Hoop - we went back to see. I saw a skirmish in the passage, and Mrs. May at the door with two children. I persuaded her to come out, some of them returned to the tap-room and some to the parlour. I followed May into the tap-room, and saw Cooling strike him in his face; he fell on his back. I was not there at the beginning. May got on his legs, and caught hold of Cooling, and turned him out of the house. I remained in the tap-room, and picked up three hats off the floor. I went out, but did not go towards the mob for sometime. When I did go I saw them collar May and strike him several blows until he fell down. Sterns said he would give him a night in the watch-house, sent for a constable, and said he would hold him till the constable came. I went to my club, and May afterwards came into the club-room and paid his money. I do not know how it began.

Cross-examined by Mr. ALLEY. Q. Did you not tell the Magistrate May was drunk - A. I do not think he was. I said he was not in liquor. I said he might be in liquor.

COURT. Q. Your deposition states that he was in liquor. What did May do to Cooling - A. He struck him.

GEORGE COPAS . I was at the public-house and saw May come in, and ask Sterling for his watch. Cooling said

"May, do you think I want to thieve your watch?" Some words occurred between them, and Cooling challenged him to fight. May took him by the collar and said, he should go to the watch-house, and he would fight a different way. An affray began. I was struck, and got out of the way, and saw no more.

THOMAS WEATHERLEY . I was at the public-house and saw May come in and ask Sterling for his watch. Cooling was standing by, and said, "Do you think he is going to thieve your watch, he is big enough to take care of it." May told him to hold his tongue, for nobody spoke to him. Cooling said, "You are a boasting man now you have got your 30 s. a week. D - n my eyes, I am as good a man as you." May collared him, and said, he would take him to the watch-house, and then the scuffle began. A man ran out of the parlour, they said it was Tuck. He hit May over the head.

ARTHUR JONES . I was passing May's house, he came out and said, he had lost his watch. I said,

"May you have not, for Charles has got it." He told me he had met Charles Sterling . He asked me to go into the Coach and Horses, and see if he was there. I went and told him he was not, but that he was at the Hoop. I went down, and he followed me directly after. May went in, his wife came, and she and I stood talking just outside the door. Some people ran out, and said, there was a fight with May. I went into the passage and saw Tuck striking May, he knocked him down in the passage, May got up and would go in, and fetched Cooling out; he went in and brought him out, and held him some time saying, he would take him to the watch-house. Cooling called out for Ned, which is Osborne. Cooling said

"Look here, how I am served," and while May held him Cooling fell too beating him about the head. I did not see May return the blow. Cooling ran off, and May went after him, he pushed the door open - some men asked, why he did it. May caught hold of Osborne and said, he would take him, and brought him out to the road. I saw Sterns beating May about the head till he knocked him down. May said

"Mr. Sterns, do not kill me." I did not see him strike him while he was down.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. How it began you do not know - A. No. - May came after Cooling twice that night, saying he would have him. May was a big strong man. Cooling ran away and he ran after him,

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. He collared Cooling and dragged him out - A. Yes.

CHRISTOPHER NORTH . I heard a rioting in the street, went out and saw May, who was drunk, holding Cooling by the collar. Cooling said, what are you doing to me? Sterns came up and said,

"Let him go." May said, "Let me alone Mr. Sterns, you have nothing to do with it." A sparring took place between them, and May fell down on his right side across the curb stone. I saw no blows pass. Cooling got up and ran away, May ran after him. Cooling did not knock him down, he fell.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Did you not think May was the man to blame - A. Yes - and I told the magistrates so - he was tipsy.

RACHAEL JAMES . I was at my door and heard an outcry. May was bringing Cooling out by the collar, he said, "Let me go." May replied, "I will not, you shall go to the watch-house, you have grossly insulted me." Cooling called out to Osborne and said, "See how I am served." Osborne said, "Let him go, do not kill him." He got away. May ran after him, he went to Osborne's door where he thought Cooling had run to, and instead of Cooling he called Osborne, brought him to the light and said "It is Osborne." Sterns came up and said

"Let him go." May said,

"You have no business to interfere" Sterns, then struck him on his neck, and he fell on the

curb stone - he struck him again, then sent a boy for a constable, and gave charge of May.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. You did not see all that transpired - A. No. I do not know who struck first.

Cross-examined by MR. ARABIN. Q. May kicked Cooling - A. Yes, several times. I did not see him kick, but I heard Osborne say - do not kick him.

JOHN BROWN. The first I heard was Cooling crying out for assistance, or he should be murdered. I ran into the mob, and saw May holding Cooling with both hands across an iron bar with three spikes, and kicking him on his legs and shins. Cooling cried for mercy, and begged some one to fetch Osborne. I thought Cooling's life in danger and fetched a constable. I returned and saw May following Cooling, he fell across the curb. I saw no one till he brought Osborne back. He got clear of him. May then turned round and struck Sterns, who repeated the blow. I sent for another constable at Mr. Stern's request, and he gave May in charge.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Did not Sterns ask if he meant to murder the poor fellow while he held Cooling - A. He did. I saw Cooling's legs next morning, they were kicked in such a manner they were quite scabbed.

CHARLES STERLING . I am a labourer, and work under May. On this afternoon he said he was going to his club, when he had seen the men on their patrol. I went with him, he was a little in liquor, and gave me his watch. I was in the Hoop, he came in, and said

"Give me what you have in your pocket." Cooling said,

"D - n you, do you think I am going to thieve your watch?" he said he made himself very busy about the watch he had of Arthurs'. Cooling said,

"I am as good a man as you, and will fight you." May said he would not fight, but put him in the watch-house, and collared him, and pulled him out to the door. Cooling held by the cill of the door to prevent being pulled out. Tuck came from the parlour and struck May. I went to hinder him, and he hit me down, and several fell over me. I afterwards went out and saw them struggling, but saw no blows. Sterns threw May down - he got up and ran after Cooling.

CHARLES INNES . I am a surgeon. I attended the deceased - he had some symptoms of inflammation - he had no bruise whatever in his body, he had a black eye; he died on the 7th. His symptoms were those which a man would have with water on the chest. Mr. George opened him.

ARTHUR PEARCE . I attended while Mr. George opened the body. Two quarts of water were in the chest, which was undoubtedly the cause of his death.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-143

146. THOMAS M'CARTHY was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Mary Topping , about eight o'clock at night, on the 13th of October , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, two blankets, value 10 s., and one clock, value 7 s., her property .

MARY TOPPING . I lodge in Upper North-row . The house is let out in lodgings; the landlord does not live in it; I have the kitchen. On the 30th of October, a little before eight o'clock in the evening, I went out; I returned between ten and eleven o'clock, and found the door open. I missed two blankets off my bed, and a clock. The street-door is open all day.

EDWARD GASSETT . I am a watchman. On the 31st of October, about eight o'clock, I was standing in Portman-square, and saw the prisoner with a bundle; when he saw me coming towards him, he turned into the middle of the road; I asked him what he had got? he said two blankets from Mrs. Western, to take to get washed. I felt something hard in the bundle, and asked him if it was soap? he said it was a clock; I asked him if that was to be washed too? he said No, Mrs. Western was moving. I took him to the watch-house, he then said the things belonged to Mrs. Joyce. I took up a spike nail, which he dropped.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded extreme distress.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Of stealing, but not of breaking and entering.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-144

147. CHARLES CLARK , HENRY WHITMARSH and HENRY HUTTON were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of October , 140 lbs. of lead, value 20 s., the goods of Woolf Hyams , and fixed to his dwelling-house .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be fixed to a building.

WOOLF HYAMS. I live in Gracious-alley, Wellclose-square . The water-pipe and lead from the roof, were cut off and stolen. I found the prisoners in custody - they had swept the chimneys three weeks before.

EDWARD WALLIS . I was alarmed on the 29th of October, by the water running into the prosecutor's cellar - I live next door. I tried the door, found it open, and the water-pipe cut away from the cellar; I looked under a stall-board near the door, and found two soot sacks partly full of lead, and a drum case with lead, a ripping chisel, and a pair of shoes by the side of them. I suppose the thieves must have been disturbed; a neighbour said he thought they were in the house. I ran up to the backgarret, which had no chimney, and found the door barricadoed; I pushed it open, and found the prisoners in the room. I asked them what they did there? they said nothing. I examined the roof, saw part of the lead was taken off, and the rest loosened; I fitted one piece of the lead to the skylight.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CLARK - GUILTY . Aged 22.

WHITMARSH - GUILTY . Aged 21.

HUTTON - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-145

148. ROBERT CALLOW was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of December , one rummer glass, value 4 s. , the goods of John Lowen .

JOHN LOWEN . I am a glass dealer , and live in Whitechapel-road . About three o'clock, on the 6th of December, I lost two glasses; at four o'clock I missed two more

and set my boy to watch. He called me, and about five yards off, I secured the prisoner with this glass.

Prisoner's Defence. A boy gave it to me.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Whipped and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-146

149. ELIZA SMITH and TABER BERRY were indicted for stealing, on the 2d of December , one watch, value 30 s., the goods of William Joseph Sargent , privately in his shop .

WILLIAM JOSEPH SARGENT . I am a watch-maker , and live in Tyler-street, Great Marlborough-street . Last Saturday week, I left my shop in the care of my boy; I returned in about an hour and an half, and found the prisoners in custody.

JOSEPH NEWBERRY . I am shop boy to Mr. Sargent. The prisoners came in and asked the price of several pairs of ear-rings? they fixed on a pair, and let one fall which broke it - I turned round to get a light to find it. They left 4 d. in part, and were to come in half an hour to pay the rest - they bustled out of the shop very quick; I looked round, missed a watch, and ran after them - it hung right opposite to them; I overtook them, they were running and looking behind; I called Stop thief! a bricklayer stopped them. I am sure they are the women - it was not found on them; I had seen them looking in at the window before they came in. The watch was there when they came, and nobody else could take it.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 18.

BERRY - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-147

150. THOMAS JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of December , one portmanteau, value 1 s.; one coat, value 2 s.; one waistcoat, value 7 s.; one pair of breeches, value 4 s.; one shirt, value 2 s.; one pair of shoes, value 2 s.; one pair of braces, value 6 d., and 2 s. in monies numbered , the goods of George Cobb .

GEORGE COBB . I am a labourer , and live in Vine-street, Westminster . I got up about six o'clock in the morning, and left my clothes in my room - the prisoner slept in my room. I was fetched from work, and found him at Queen-square, with them.

JOHN NEWBERY . About half-past seven o'clock in the morning, as I was turning the corner of Wood-street, into Millbank-street, I met the prisoner with the portmanteau, two women were running after him, they said he had stolen it. I called to him to stop, which he did, then threw the things down and ran away. I secured him, and brought him to Vine-street. He took out a knife, and said he would cut his throat, if Mrs. King did not forgive him.

ESTHER KING . About half-past seven o'clock in the morning, I heard a man go down stairs, looked out, and saw the prisoner with the portmanteau; another woman and I ran after him up Millbank-street - he was stopped, and begged for mercy.

WILLIAM GOODLUCK . I found the shoes in his jacket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-148

151. THOMAS HUDSON was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of December , one trunk, value 16 s. , the goods of John James .

JOHN JAMES . I am a trunk-maker , and live in Piccadilly . On the 2d of December, I lost this trunk.

JAMES GREEN . On the 2d of December, I was in Piccadilly, about five o'clock in the evening, and saw the prisoner cross and take a trunk from Mr. James's shop; I followed and overtook him about 300 yards off. He said another person gave it to him; I told him I saw him steal it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-149

152. WILLIAM HART was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of December , one handkerchief, value 4 s., the goods of John Holland , from his person .

JOHN HOLLAND . On the 30th of November, about six or seven o'clock at night, I was in Queen-square , I saw the prisoner take my handkerchief from my pocket, and upon turning round he ran off; I called Stop thief! Fuller stopped him, and took him into the Swan, public-house, Ormond-street. The handkerchief was brought forward in about three minutes by a man. I saw the prisoner following me, and saw him take it.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Were you walking alone - A. No, with a female friend - there was a gas lamp close by.

JOSEPH TATTER . I saw the prisoner running, and stopped him.

Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Whipped and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-150

153. WILLIAM FRANCIS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of October , three brass cocks, value 3 s., and 10 lbs. of brass, value 5 s. , the goods of William French and Stephen French .

WILLIAM FRENCH . I am an ironmonger , live in St. John-street, Smithfield , in partnership with Stephen French ; the prisoner was a journeyman carpenter , and at work at my house. In consequence of locks being missed from the shop, and a candle being moved from where it was left, I gave information to Thissleton, the officer, who took him as he left work, and found the candle, a brass wheel, and several brass ornaments in his coat pocket. I had left them in a room over the shop.

WILLIAM THISSLETON . I stopped the prisoner, and found the things in his pocket. Upon searching his lodgings I found several brass ornaments, which the prosecutors claimed.

CHARLES READ . I found three brass cocks at the prisoner's lodgings.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-151

154. GEORGE FORBES was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of November , one jacket, value 10 s., and one pair of trowsers, value 6 s. , the goods of John Wiltshire .

JOHN WILTSHIRE . I keep a chandler's shop in King-street, Drury-lane , the prisoner lodged with me. On the 5th of November, when he went to bed, he said he would not get up till eight o'clock, because I should go to his master, to get the money he owed me. I heard him come down before six o'clock and called to him, he made no answer. I went up, and found my son's clothes gone. He was taken on the 8th of November, and acknowledged he had taken them.

THOMAS WILTSHIRE . I slept with the prisoner. I folded my things up and put them by my bedside - they were gone in the morning.

PATRICK CRAWLEY . I am a watchman. I found the prisoner in Great Queen-street. He said he had sold the things, and that he would pay for them.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined One Month , and Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-152

155. FREDERICK DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of November , two watch keys, value 1 s.; one seal, value 4 s., and part of a watch chain, value 6 s., the goods of Edward Homer , from his person .

EDWARD HOMER . On the 27th of November, about half-past five o'clock in the evening, I was turning out of Oxford-street down Rathbone-place, and was feeling in my pocket for some halfpence, when some person pulled at my watch - the chain broke, and he ran down Rathbone-place with the seal and keys. The prisoner was secured - I do not know him.

EDWARD POWELL . I saw Mr. Homer at the corner of Oxford-street. The prisoner came up, and asked what o'clock it was? Mr. Homer said he would tell him, and the prisoner snatched at his watch. I am sure he is the man - I knew him before by sight.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. Did not you say at Marlborough-street that you did not know him - A. No. It lasted about a minute - I stood just by.

JOHN MANCLARK . I was going down Rathbone-place, and heard the cry of Stop thief! the prisoner came by with a great-coat, I followed and collared him. I lost sight of him, but am sure he is the man. He said he had just come from Black Horse-yard. Emes came up and took him.

Cross-examined. Q. What distance were you - A. About fifty yards. He was the first person running. A man pursued him on horseback.

JOHN EMES . I am a watch-house keeper. I was in Rathbone-place, and heard the cry; the prisoner ran by me, and I followed him. Clark took him and gave him to me. He said,

"I will go with you, Emes." I found nothing on him.

MR. HOMER. re-examined. I do not recollect his asking the time.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-153

156. BENJAMIN WHITE was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of November , two rugs, value 30 s. , the goods of Joseph Hearne .

JOSEPH HEARNE . I keep the King's Arms, Snowhill . I saw the prisoner between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, in the yard. These things were in a parcel in the yard.

THOMAS MEAD . I am clerk in the coach and waggon-office; the prisoner and another came to the office door about half-past eight o'clock in the morning, and asked for the Huntingdon waggoner - I directed them to the top of the yard. I saw the other man pass the office alone, and saw the prisoner going out of the office by himself, the other was going towards the waggon-office. A parcel directed, to Bliss and Son, laid on a bench by the office door, I missed it immediately, and followed the prisoner; I saw him with it in his hand, and asked what he was going to do with it? he immediately dropped it on a hamper under the office window, about four yards from where he took it, and then asked what parcel I meant. I caught him, and pushed him down the yard. Mr. Hearne came and enquired about it, and he detained him. The parcel contained two woollen rugs.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Where were you sitting - A. In the office. He came in with the other man - I believe they were companions. He dropped it on a hamper.

Prisoner's Defence. I have a bad arm, and could not lift it.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-154

157. MARY WEATHERHEAD was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of November , one watch, value 40 s., the goods of William Pratt , from his person .

WILLIAM PRATT . I am a labourer , and live in Wellington-place. On the 10th of November I was at the Bell, public-house, near Queen-square, Westminster , drinking with the prisoner; I had met her in Broadway. I was intoxicated, and found myself with her next morning. I had left my watch and two 1 l. notes with the waiter - this was before the 10th. On the 10th I was at the Bell (I was sober), sitting with her; I had taken her there at twelve o'clock. I looked at my watch, put it into my fob, and fell asleep on the table. I awoke about two o'clock, and missed the prisoner and my watch. Four soldiers were there. I saw it on Monday at the office.

JONATHAN BLOSSOP . I saw Pratt with the prisoner; he went to sleep. After the prisoner left him, she enquired of me about her husband, I refused to talk with her - she said she had something of her husband's, which she would keep all her life, and shewed me a silver watch and an old key. I advised her to take care of it. In a few minutes she left, and two soldiers who were in the box left with her. About an hour after, Pratt awoke and missed his watch; he charged me with stealing it. I told him what I had seen. I found her in a quarter of an hour, and saw the constable take it from her.

ADAM SUTHERLAND . I was at the house, and saw Pratt with the prisoner - he had his head on the table. She was talking about her husband being killed at Waterloo

and produced a watch, which she said was his. She went out, returned in about twenty minutes with a soldier, and called for some gin, which was refused. She awoke a soldier, and he wished to awake Pratt, she objected to it, and gave the soldier two half-crowns.

HENRY BETTS . I was sent for, and took her in charge - I found the duplicate of a watch and 8 s. 9 d. in her bosom.

JOHN STOCKS. I am a pawnbroker. I took the watch in pledge of the prisoner about three o'clock.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. He kept me company from Wednesday till Friday, and told me to pawn the watch, or he could not pay for the ale.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-155

158. HUGH WITHAM , JOHN MARTIN , and JOSEPH ROSS were indicted for stealing, on the 15th of November , from the person of William Pace , one watch, value 2 l.; one seal, value 1 l.; one handkerchief, value 2 s.; one pair of gloves, value 6 d.; one shirt pin, value 2 s.; one purse, value 1 s.; 17 s. 6 d. in monies numbered, and one 1 l. Bank note, his property .

WILLIAM PACE . I am a surgeon , and live in Bentinck-street. On the 15th of November, between twelve and one o'clock at night, I was coming home from Brompton - (I was the worse for liquor) - I was near North-street, Brompton . I left Elizabeth-street between twelve and one o'clock - North-street is about three or four doors off. Mr. Hayes was with me. I fell down, and Mr. Hayes went for assistance, and I think, while he was absent, I must have got up and gone further; the property was safe when I left. I was taken to the watch-house, and on recovering I missed the property.

JOHN SNOWSELL . I am a constable. On the 1st of December I apprehended the prisoners near Whitbread's-buildings, Sloane-street; I said I took them for robbing a gentlemen of his watch and other articles, in North-street - they denied it.

WILLIAM CLARK . I am fifteen years old, and live at No. 4, Exeter-place, Chelsea, about three hundred yards from North-street. On the 15th of November, about twelve o'clock at night, I saw Pace, and we picked him of his watch in North-street. I was returning from the Cobourg Theatre with the three prisoners - I had known them five or six years. I live with my father, who is a boot and shoemaker. Mr. Pace was intoxicated - the prisoners asked me to rob him.

Q. Were you not surprised - A. Yes, I was never asked to do so before. I said No, I should do no such thing; they said I should - I said,

"If I must I must."

Q. You said "We picked him" - A. Yes, we picked him up, and walked him along as far as Hooper's-court; Witham then unbuttoned his coat, took out his watch, and told me to take care of it - I took it home. They took a purse, a breast-pin, a pencil-case, a pair of scissars, and 1 l. 17 s. 6 d., Ross took them - he lived with Mr. Inselwood, a dealer in marine stores, in North-street. We left the gentleman and went home.

STEPHEN RODMAN. I am a bottle-dealer, and live at No. 3, Seymour-yard, Bryanstone-square. I have known Ross six or seven years; I used to live at Chelsea. On Tuesday fortnight or three weeks, I was at his master's, packing bottles, which I had brought of him; Ross sat by the fire and said,

"I have a bargain to sell," and produced a shirt-pin. I asked what he wanted for it? he said 18 d. I said I did not think it gold. A Jew boy came by, and he shewed it to him, he offered 1 s. for it. I said I would give him 18 d. for it, and bought it; Snowsell came to me about it, I had given it away. I fetched it and gave it to him, Mr. Pace claimed it.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. How long have you known him - A. Six or seven years. I thought he was Inselwood's son.

Q. You never asked any of the family if they allowed him to sell it - A. No. I gave it to my wife's cousin. If it had been worth two guineas I would have sold it for that - if I could have got four guineas for it I would.

JOHN SNOWSELL re-examined. Rodman gave me the pin.

Cross-examined. Q. What relation are you to Clark - A. He is my nephew. I do not see him once in three months. He came and told me of the robbery first, and said the prisoners came for the watch, but it was hid in his father's workshop, and he could not get at it, but they said they would tell his father if he did not. He went to his mother's drawer and got them 3 l. instead of it. He gave me the watch, and I took him before the Magistrate the same night.

(Pin and watch produced and sworn to.)

MR. ADOLPHUS to CLARK. Q. This is not the only robbery you committed, you took 3 l. from your father - A. That was to give to them. I did not propose to rob the gentleman. Ross had all the money, which was 1 l. 17 s. 6 d. I did not know Snowsell was my relation. I have heard my mother say Mrs. Snowsell was my aunt. I was not easy in my mind while I had the watch.

WITHAM - NOT GUILTY .

MARTIN - NOT GUILTY .

ROSS - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Whipped and Discharged .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-156

TENTH DAY. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16.

159. JOHN HARWOOD was indicted for bigamy .

RACHAEL PARSONS . On the 2d of October I was married to the prisoner at St. Martin's in the Fields , by licence - he courted me a fortnight - he represented himself as a single man. I had saved 15 l. or 20 l. in service. I lived with him about three weeks, I then found out that he was married, and he turned me off. Nearly all my money was gone.

Prisoner. Q. Did I ever ill-use you or waste your money - A. No.

JOSEPH DENNETT. I am the prosecutrix's brother-in-law. I was present at her marriage with the prisoner on the 2d of October.

ANN MASON . Sarah Mason is my daughter - she was married to the prisoner on the 15th of July, 1818, at St. George's Church, in the Borough. She lived with me in Salisbury-street, Kent-road. He lived with her thirteen or fourteen months, and left her on the 14th of September, 1819. She is in service at Wandsworth.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not come to you to know where she was - A. Yes, but I had good reasons for not telling him after he left her. She is living.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not know the consequence of it - I am sorry for it.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-157

160. SUSAN WELCH was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of November , three table-cloths, value 6 s.; one handkerchief, value 1 s., and one sheet, value 2 s. , the goods of William Blaker .

CHARLOTTE BLAKER . I am the wife of William Blaker ; the prisoner lived five weeks with me as servant . On the 6th of November I missed these things - she left the day before.

JOSEPH ROZIER . I am servant to Mr. Merchant, who is a pawnbroker, and lives in Stanhope-street. Ann Kennedy pledged a handkerchief with me on the 21st of November, for 9 d. A petticoat and a table-cloth were pledged with me in the name of Welch, by a female.

ANN KENNEDY . I live in Stewart's-rents, and let lodgings. The prisoner came from Blaker's to lodge with me - she told me to pawn the handkerchief.

WILLIAM LEE . I took the prisoner in charge, and found the duplicate of a petticoat and table-cloth on her.

WILLIAM LLOYD . I am servant to Mr. Cameron, who is a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged a sheet at our house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I am in great distress.

GUILTY. Aged 32.

Judgment Respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-158

161. JOHN REES was indicted for perjury .

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-159

162. GEORGE SALMON was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of November , one watch, value 10 l., and one key, value 5 s , the goods of George Wallace .

MR. GEORGE WALLACE . On the 9th of November, at half-past nine o'clock at night, I saw my watch, and missed it next morning. I left it on the table in my chambers in Pump-court . The prisoner is the son of a laundress.

THOMAS ARMSTRONG . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Baldwin's-gardens. On the 11th of November the prisoner brought the watch to pledge, I detained him and sent for an officer. He said his father gave it him four days before. I asked where his father lived? he said he was since dead.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-160

163. HIREN VANN was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of December , two brushes, value 1 s.; one canister, value 6 d.; ten knives and forks, value 1 s., and one tablecloth, value 2 s. , the goods of John Shout .

JOHN SHOUT . I keep the Rose and Crown, Great Warner-street, Clerkenwell . On the 4th of December, about one o'clock, the prisoner came in, he wanted a steak dressed, and had some beer and tobacco; soon after he said,

"I believe my reckoning is paid." He stopped a few minutes, and left. A gentleman in the room asked if I knew anything of him - I said No. He said he had taken some of my property. I missed two brushes from the window, and went after him - the witness brought him back. I saw the knives and forks found on him.

NATHANIEL HICKMAN . I was dining at the Rose and Crown; the prisoner sat by me. He desired me to look at a picture in the room, and asked if it was a Welch one? I said I was not competent to judge. On my turning to look towards him, he seemed confused, and pushed something into his coat-pocket. I had observed two brushes in the window - he left soon after, and I missed them. I informed the landlord, he went one way and I the other, and overtook him in Cold Bath-square. The property was found on him.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer. I was sent for, and took the prisoner in charge; I found the property on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 66.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-161

164. MARY STEVENS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of December , seven yards of printed cotton, value 4 s. 6 d. , the goods of John Medhurst .

THOMAS WILLIAMS . I am shopman to Mr. John Medhurst , who lives in Red cross-street, Barbican . The prisoner came and looked at some prints, and while I was gone for more, she ran out; I missed a piece, followed and caught her in Chiswell-street with it in her apron.

(Property produced, and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-162

165. JOHN PETERS was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of November , one stock, value 7 s., and one bit, value 6 d. , the goods of Richard Croft .

RICHARD CROFT . I am a carpenter . I missed my tools from my work shop, and found them in pledge.

WILLIAM HARRIOT . I am servant to Mr. Ashman, a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged the stock and bit with me, on the 21st of November, for 3 s. 9 d.

ISAAC PIKE . I apprehended the prisoner, and found three duplicates on him of carpenter's tools. He said he had lost the duplicate of these things.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 32

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder

Reference Number: t18201206-163

166. ANN ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of November , one quilt, value 2 s.; two sheets,

value 7 s.; two irons, value 1 s.; one pair of bellows, value 1 s.; one blanket, value 5 s., and one bolster, value 8 s., the goods of William Evans , in a lodging room .

WILLIAM EVANS . I am a tailor , and live in Great Wild-street . I let the prisoner a front garret, furnished, at 5 s. a week - she left - I missed the things stated in the indictment.

EDWARD WOOD . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner pledged a quilt for 1 s., and a pair of bellows for 6 d.

PATRICK CARMOODY . I am a watchman. I took the prisoner into custody. She said she pawned the articles. I found the duplicates on her.

JOSEPH ROSIN . I am a pawnbroker. I have a sheet pawned by the prisoner on the 24th of October; also a bolster.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I did not take the blanket or sheet.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-164

167. ANN AYLING was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of November , three gowns, value 7 s. , the goods of William Finney .

ELIZA FINNEY . I am the wife of William Finney , and live in Bath-street, City-road . On the 20th of November the prisoner came to clean the room, and I missed two gowns, one out of each box. She was taken next day with one on her back, and one was found in her box.

JAMES HARDY . I found a gown on her back, she said another was pawned.

THOMAS BRADFORD . I took her in charge, and found a gown in her box.

RICHARD PERRY . I am a pawnbroker. I have a gown pledged by the prisoner with me for 1 s. 6 d.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 14.

Judgment Respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-165

168. MARGARET COATES was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of November , two spoons, value 6 s., and one shift, value 3 s. the goods of Joseph Benjamin Neale .

JOSEPH BENJAMIN NEALE . I am collector to Mr. Newton, a coal-merchant . On the 17th of November I took the prisoner into my service as nurse . On the 20th I looked up the plate to have it cleaned, and missed a spoon. On the 21st I missed a desert spoon and other articles, and charged her with it - she denied it. I found party of the property at the pawnbroker's, who saw her, and said she was the woman. She produced the duplicates.

JOSEPH HEBERT . I am a pawnbroker. I have a tea spoon and a desert spoon, pledged on the 18th and 20th of November by the prisoner.

CHARLES WILLIAMSON . I am a pawnbroker. I have a shift pledged by the prisoner with me on the 24th of November for 2 s.

WILLIAM FOSTER . I took the prisoner in charge, and found two tickets on her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-166

169. JAMES EDWARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of November , one clarionet, value 14 s. the goods of Thomas William Kennedy .

THOMAS WILLIAM KENNEDY . I am a musical instrument-maker . On the 5th of November, about a quarter-past six o'clock I was in my parlour, hearing some confusion in the street I ran out, and was informed I had been robbed. The prisoner was stopped by Humphries - the clarionet was produced, which is mine.

MARN AYN KELLY. On the 3d of November I saw the prisoner go in and take the clarionet from behind the counter, and put it under his coat, I followed and collared, him he said,

"D - n your eyes, let me go." I called for help - a tall man came up, knocked me down, and threw the clarionet down. I picked it up. I am certain he is the man. He was secured by Humphries.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-167

170. GEORGE HIGHFIELD and JAMES TAYLOR were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of November , one copper pan, value 8 s., and one loaf of bread, value 10 d. , the goods of Thomas Cornwell .

JOHN FOSTER . I am a baker. I baked a quartern loaf in a copper pot for Mr. Cornwell, and put it in Mr. Kemp's window,

HENRY CROOKSON . On the 30th of November I was informed two lads were lurking about Mr. Kemp's window. I looked and saw the prisoner, Highfield, crawl in, and bring out the loaf and pot. We followed and took them both.

ROBERT PICKERING . I am a watchman. I heard an alarm and collared Highfield who was running.

GEORGE WHITEHAM . I stopped Taylor, he threw the copper pan down.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

HIGHFIELD'S Defence. I picked it up.

HIGHFIELD - GUILTY . Aged 15.

TAYLOR - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-168

171. MARY ANN WOODWARD was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of October , seven caps, value 6 s.; two petticoats, value 4 s.; one table cloth, value 2 s.; one handkerchief, value 1 s., and eight pair of stockings, value 2 s. , the goods of Robert Edwards .

MARY ANN EDWARDS . I am the wife of Robert Edwards , we occupy two parlours in Kirby-street . On the 21st of October, about eight o'clock at night, I came home for some clean linen, after working at Kentish-town, and found the garden pots thrown down and broken. I missed

these things on the 23d. I nailed up the door and returned on the 26th and found it broken open, and other things gone. I gave information. I searched the first floor and found two false keys and an eight-day clock. We searched every room in the house, and found the stairs very dirty, and the closet on the first floor fastened. I tried to open it, but could not. I sent for an officer, the door was then open, and in the two pair back room we found the prisoner secreted in the fire place. Her bonnet was trimmed with my ribbons, and she had two of my petticoats on her. I have seen her before.

THOMAS NEWTON . On the 26th of October, I was sent for, and found the prisoner in the chimney place. The prosecutrix claimed the petticoats and cap she had on. I found four duplicates on her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-169

172. JOHN LOGGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of December , one cheese, value 30 s., the goods of James Arkell , privately in his shop .

MARGARET ARKELL. I am the wife of James Arkell , who keeps a cheesemonger's shop , in Queen-street, Commercial-road . On the 2d of December, about ten o'clock I called my boy in and in a few minutes after I heard a noise, went out and missed a cheese from near the door. I heard a cry of Stop thief! and saw Porter rolling the cheese to the door. In a few minutes the prisoner was brought back.

BENJAMIN PORTER . On the 2d of December I saw the prisoner lurking about, and saw him take the cheese. I stopped him with it, and brought him back.

WILLIAM CARTER . I saw him take it. I pursued and caught him a hundred yards off.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-170

173. THOMAS JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of November , two handkerchiefs, value 5 s., the goods of a man unknown , form his person .

THOMAS GOOK . On the 9th of November, between two and three o'clock, as the Lord Mayor's procession was taking water, I saw the prisoner with two others, named Cutts and Painter, close to two gentlemen. Cutts tried one of their pockets, and then another, and pulled out two handkerchiefs, and handed them to the prisoner. Painter was behind, and told him we were looking - both escaped into the crowd. We took the prisoner and found the two handkerchiefs, and another on him. I could not find the gentleman.

EDWARD RHIND . I saw one of them take the handkerchief and hand it to the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. They are my own.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-171

174. JOHN JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of November , one bed, value 3 s. , the goods of Eliza Roach .

ELIZA ROACH . I live in Church-lane, St. George's in the East . This bed was in an empty room, the prisoner was stopped coming out with it. He said a woman gave it him.

JOHN ROACH . I stopped the prisoner coming out with the bed - there was no woman there to give it him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-172

175. EDWARD CREAMER and WILLIAM ARCHER were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of November , one handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of a man unknown , from his person .

THOMAS GOOK . On the 29th of November, as the Queen was coming from St. Paul's to Piccadilly , there were about two hundred thieves near Dorset-street. I saw Archer put his hand into a gentleman's pocket, and take out his handkerchief. The gentleman was pushed into the crowd. I caught sight of them, in about three minutes, and saw Archer's hand in another gentleman's pocket. Creamer turned round and saw me - he then gave Archer a nudge and both went off - we took them both. In Creamer's hat I found the handkerchief I first saw taken, and found one round his neck with

" John Roe ," marked on it. I found another in his hat. I did not see Archer give him the handkerchief.

EDWARD RHYND . I saw the prisoners, who were very active. I saw Creamer take off his hat and put something in it.

WILLIAM HEWITT . I saw the handkerchief in Archer's hand.

ARCHER'S Defence. I went to see the sight.

CREAMER - GUILTY . Aged 14.

ARCHER - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-173

176. JOHN RIAN was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of December , one coat, value 3 s., one waistcoat, value 6 d,; one pair of trowsers, value 4 s.; one hat, value 2 s.; one handkerchief, value 6 d., and one pair of boots, value 1 s. , the goods of Michael Nunan .

MICHAEL NUNAN . I am a cabinet-maker . While I was in bed the prisoner came into the room. About half-past four o'clock in the morning a man who slept with me said somebody was in the room - the prisoner ran out, and was stopped on the stairs.

WILLIAM NUNAN . I slept with my brother. I heard a noise in the room, and got out of bed, the prisoner ran towards the door, I followed and caught him on the stairs with these clothes. I secured him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-174

177. MARY LLOYD was indicted for stealing on the 2d of December , five quarts of milk, value 8 d., and two cans, value 8 d. , the goods of Thomas Scarborough .

THOMAS SCARBOROUGH . I am a milkman . Three cans of milk were taken from my young woman.

MARGARET SHEEN . I lost the cans from Aldermanbury on the 1st of December, about seven o'clock in the morning - I had left them on the step of a door. I informed the officer.

THOMAS BLANDFORD . On the 1st of December I went to the prisoner's lodgings, and found her at home with the cans.

(Cans produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going into the Borough, and in Whitecross-street the cans stood at the door. I wanted to have a bit of lark with the woman, as another woman told me to do it, and said she knew her. I carried them home, as I could not find her.

GUILTY . Aged 55.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-175

178. HENRY CLUTTERBUCK was indicted for stealling, on the 20th of November , six yards of cotton, value 6 s. the goods of John Kinder Cheese .

JOHN KINDER CHEESE . I am a pawnbroker . On Monday evening, the 20th of November, I was in my shop, saw the prisoner come within my door, and take some cotton which hung up for sale; I followed him, overtook him six yards off with it, and gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-176

179. GEORGE MORRIS and CHARLES SHOWELL were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of December , one saw, value 5 s. , the goods of Edward Nicholls .

EDWARD NICHOLLS . On Saturday last, about two o'clock, I was working by the Regent's Canal, City-road . The saw was in the yard; I saw the prisoners running from the building. Showell had the saw.

JOHN EATON . I saw Showell running away, and took him with the saw. Morris was with him.

EMBIAN STEVENS . I saw the prisoners lurking about the gate. Morris got under the gate - I saw them both return. Morris gave Showell his hat, and got over the gate; they were both secured.

(Property produced, and sworn to.)

SHOWELL'S Defence. I picked it up.

SHOWELL - GUILTY . Aged 14.

MORRIS - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Whipped and Discharged .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-177

180. ROBERT PERRY was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of December , one umbrella, value 3 s. , the goods of Richard Simmons .

RICHARD SIMMONS . I live in the Strand . On Tuesday last, between eleven and twelve o'clock, I was in my parlour; my sister called out, that an umbrella was stolen from the door - I ran out, and saw the prisoner in the road with it; I called Stop thief! he was brought back. I asked him for it, and he pointed to where he dropped it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Two Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-178

181. ISAAC ISAACS was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of November , one purse, value 6 d., and 10 s. in monies numbered, the property of Susan Harbury , from her person .

SUSAN HARBURY . On the 24th of November, I was in Spitalfield's-market , about twelve o'clock, and was bargaining with a man for some bonnets, I bought three of him; a cart came by, I turned my head round, and my purse was taken from my basket.

CHARLES GREGORY . On the 25th of November, I secured the prisoner, and found the purse at his feet - he was lurking about with another boy. I picked it up - I saw one of them throw it away - they were dividing the money.

ALEXANDER M'LAUCHAN. I was in the market, and saw the prisoner with the purse in his hand. I said it did not belong to him, and told him he had prigged it - he immediately ran off, and Gregory stopped him.

GUILTY. Aged 8.

Judgment Respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-179

182. THOMAS BROMLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of December , one saw, value 4 s. , the goods of Benjamin Laver .

BENJAMIN LAVER . I am a carpenter . I lost my saw from opposite the London Docks . I went home for some stuff, returned, and met the prisoner coming out; he asked me if I knew of a job? seeing him bulky I opened his coat, and found my saw under it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 55.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-180

183. CHARLES ROBE was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of December , one watch, value 1 l.; one ribbon, value 1 d., and one key, value 1 d., the goods of John Joseph , from his person .

JOHN JOSEPH . On Monday, about ten o'clock, I was in the Strand ; an engine came by, and I got aside out of the way three or four yards; a procession came afterwards, and I was surrounded by twelve or fourteen persons, who dragged my watch out in an instant; a gentleman stopped the prisoner who was one of them.

THEOPHILUS DAVIS . I heard the cry of Stop thief! I seized the prisoner, and saw the watch in his hand - he gave it to the prosecutor. About forty came up, and tripped me up. The prisoner got from me, but was taken.

ANDREW KENNEDY . I heard the alarm, and saw the prisoner escape; I stopped him.

Prisoner's Defence. Some chap put the watch in my hand. I gave it to the prosecutor.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-181

184. THOMAS MARTIN was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of December , 30 yards of carpet, value 5 l., the goods of Samuel Hollingworth , privately in his shop .

SAMUEL HOLLINGWORTH . I am an upholsterer . On the 2d of December, two rolls of carpet were stolen from my shop.

HENRY MAIDMENT . I was in St. Andrew-street with two other officers, watching No. 33, which was suspected to be a receiving house. About half-past six o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner going by with something like a coal-sack, he went into the house. I ran across, and he put it down at the foot of the stairs, came back, and when he saw me, he made an excuse, saying to the woman,

"I am come for that pair of stockings;" when she saw me she said he had looked at none. I took him, and asked what he had brought? he said nothing; I went into the passage, opened the sack, and found the carpet - it was in a soot-sack. I found that it belonged to the prosecutor.

AUGUSTUS WINGROVE . I am shopman to the prosecutor. A man came in and asked me a question, and while I was attending to him the carpet was stolen; I ran after the man, and took it from him, and while I was gone this was stolen.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man gave it to me to carry to St. Andrew's-street for 2 s.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-182

185. MARY THORNTON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , one bed, value 25 s.; one bolster, value 2 s.; two sheets, value 2 s.; one counterpane, value 1 s.; one teakettle, value 1 s.; one iron pot, value 2 s., and one flat iron, value 6 d., the goods of Henry May , in a lodging-room .

ELIZA MAY . I live in Rose-lane, Spital-fields . I let the prisoner a furnished room three weeks ago at 4 s. 6 d. per week, she paid one week down, and said her husband was coming from the country that night - I never saw him. One of the lodgers said they saw a bundle brought down. I made an excuse, and went up to ask for money, it was about eight o'clock; she said her husband was abed, and she could not open the door - I saw some flock lying on the stairs. When the watchman came on, I got him, she was gone, and had left her children behind, the things stated in the indictment gone; when she came home she was secured.

BENJAMIN SALMON . I am a watchman. At half-past nine o'clock I was called in, and took charge of the prisoner; she said, no watchman should take her. The bedstated was stripped; I took her to the watch-house.

WILLIAM HARRIS . I am a pawnbroker. On the 6th of December the prisoner pledged a counterpane with me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-183

186. MARY SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , one petticoat, value 3 s. , the goods of Alice Castle .

MARY DAVIS . I live in Red Lion-street, Holborn . On the 8th of December, I was standing in my parlour, and saw the prisoner go through the shop into the yard, and take this petticoat, which hung upon the line; knowing the owner was not at home, I went into the passage, and asked where she came from? she said from Marylebone; I said "What, all that way to steal a petticoat!" she dropped it. It belonged to Alice Castle .

WILLIAM DAVIS . My wife called out, and I took the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going through the yard, and picked it up, and she said I stole it.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-184

187. EDWARD BATES was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of December , four hair-bags, value 10 s. , the goods of Richard Cooper .

JAMES FURRIER . I am carman to Mr. Richard Cooper . On the 1st of December, I lost these bags out of the box of the cart, between St. Giles's church and Temple-bar .

THOMAS HARRINGTON . I live in St. Giles's. On the 1st of December, between eight and nine o'clock, a coachman called me, and said the prisoner was offering him a hair-bag. I took the prisoner to the watch-house, and found four more concealed under his coat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found them in Drury-lane.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Two Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-185

188. WILLIAM HIGGS was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of November , one gold pin, value 10 s., the goods of George Henry Longridge , from his person .

MR. GEORGE HENRY LONGRIDGE . I live in Leicester-square. On the 29th of November, between two and three o'clock, I was standing opposite Somerset House , as the Queen returned from St. Paul's; some person plucked my pin out of my shirt without my perceiving it, the prisoner stood close by me; I saw it on the ground by him.

EDWARD RHIND . I am a constable. I saw the prisoner standing in front of Mr. Longridge, and saw him put his right arm over his left shoulder, and take the pin out of Mr. Longridge's shirt; I immediately seized him, and saw him drop it. Another man was going to strike me, but I called my brother officer and he desisted.

WILLIAM HORNER . I saw the prisoner drop the pin - he kept kicking me to prevent my picking it up.

CHARLES PACEY . I am a constable. I saw the prisoner and another stop by the prosecutor - his companion lifted a woman's gown up. Rhind secured the prisoner, and I saw him drop the pin.

WILLIAM JONES . I am a constable. I saw the prisoner take the pin, and saw him drop it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw it.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-186

189. HANNAH THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of November , one coal-scuttle, value 2 s. , the goods of William Wray .

WILLIAM WRAY . I live in Holborn . The prisoner came into my shop, and took this scuttle. I followed her out, and took it from under her apron.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY. Aged 42.

Judgment Respited .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-187

190. ROBERT COX was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of November , one basket, value 2 s., and one bushel of apples, value 7 s. , the goods of James Jennings .

JAMES JENNINGS . On the 20th of November, I received 25 bushels of apples from the Windsor waggon, and pitched them in Covent Garden-market . I missed a basket, turned round, and saw the prisoner going off with it; I secured him.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Whipped and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-188

191. WILLIAM MINK was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of December , one whittle, value 10 s. , the goods of Henry Green .

MARY ANN GREEN . I am the wife of Henry Green, we live at the Colonade, Brunswick-square . I lost this whittle out of my room about five o'clock.

ELIZA DAVIES . I keep a chandler's-hop in Cromer-street. Between five and six o'clock the prisoner came to sell me the whittle. He said his mother sent him. I gave him 4 s. for it - I knew him before.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 15.

Judgment Respited .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-189

192. THOMAS SHAW was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of November , two cheeses, value 4 s. , the goods of Thomas Slim .

THOMAS SLIM . I am a cheesemonger , and live in Tottenham Court-road . On the 18th of November, about six o'clock, I was in my back parlour, and saw two cheeses move from the window - I ran to the door, and saw the prisoner running off with them; I followed and secured him - he dropped them in Charlotte-street.

EDWARD RUSSELL . I picked the cheeses up about fourteen yards from the prisoner - I saw him drop them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-190

193. JOHN DRURY was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of November , five half-crowns, the monies of Robert Cobb , from his person .

ROBERT COBB . I came from Diss, in Norfolk, on the 4th of November, and slept with the prisoner in North-street, Manchester-square , as my sheets were damp he asked me to sleep with him. About twelve o'clock I found him restless, and pulling my waistcoat from under my pillow. I missed my money about half an hour after he got up. I found him in the street and charged him with it - he denied it, and said he had only 1 s. 9 d. about him - I took him to the watch-house; three half-crowns and 1 s. 9 d. were found on him. I lost half-crowns, but they had no mark on them.

JOHN MARTIN . I took the prisoner in charge. He said he saved the money out of his last week's pay.

Prisoner's Defence. I heard the prosecutor wanted me, was going to him, and he met me - I had none of his money.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-191

ELEVENTH DAY, MONDAY, DECEMBER 18.

194. CHARLES SHENTON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , one shirt, value 12 s. , the goods of George Wilson .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to belong to Martin Meara .

ANN MEARA . I am the wife of Martin Meara , we live at Hampstead . On the 8th of December I made this shirt for Mr. Wilson, hung it to dry in the yard about eleven o'clock, and missed it in half an hour.

JOHN CONWAY . I am a constable. About seven o'clock in the evening of the 8th of December I apprehended the prisoner at a lodging-house in Highgate, with this shirt, which was very wet. I asked him where he got it? he made no reply, but said he had been selling matches about Hampstead.

WILLIAM STEVENSON . I keep the lodging-house. About two o'clock in the afternoon the prisoner came with this shirt; he said a gentleman at Hampstead gave it him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man borrowed a shilling of me, and gave me the shirt till he paid me.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Six Months , and Publicly Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-192

195. GEORGE SHERGOLD CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of November , eight stamps, value 40 s. , the goods of Lucas Haugton .

MR. ALLEY, on behalf of the prosecution, declined offering any evidence.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-193

196. GEORGE VANDEVELD and FRANCIS ELVEN were indicted for stealing, on the 7th of December , 10 yards of cotton, value 40 s. and 10 yards of fringe, value 30 s., being made up for part of the drapery to a set of window curtains ; the goods of John Mihell .

JOHN MIHELL . I am a carmun - a cart stood at my door in Little Compton-street, Soho , loaded with this property.

GEORGE COLLINSON . I am clerk to Messrs. Potts and Co., upholsterers - these goods were loaded in Mihell's cart to go to Norfolk.

WILLIAM BROWNING . I am a watchman. On the 7th of December, about one o'clock in the morning, I saw Vandeveld alongside the shafts of the waggon, and saw him hawl some property out of the waggon. I sprung my rattle, and he ran away - I saw nobody in his company then. He threw the property down in Crown-street. I followed him, and he was stopped in St. Giles's. When I brought him back the property was gone. Mihell's watchman was talking to two women while the waggon was being robbed. At the corner of Little Compton-street I found Elven in custody with the property.

Cross-examined by MR. ADODPHUS. Q. You saw him but for a moment - A. I saw him take it.

THOMAS NORTLEY . I am a watchman. I stopped Vandeveld at the top of Monmouth-street, hearing the alarm. Browning came up instantly.

THOMAS CAMPBELL . I am a watchman. I heard the alarm, and stopped Elven at the corner of Compton-street and Greek-street, with the property. A companion was with him, who ran away.

GEORGE CULLUM . I am a watchman. I was calling one o'clock, heard the rattles sprung, and found the prisoners in custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

VANDEVELD'S Defence. I was returning from a free and easy club.

VANDEVELD - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

ELVEN - NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-194

197. WILSON BRAGG was indicted for stealing, on 4th of December , one pelisse, value 12 s., the goods of Edward Beckwith , privately in his shop .

JOSEPH BATTEY . I am a watch spring maker, and live at Beckwiths. On the 4th of December, about half-past eight o'clock at night, I was returning home and saw the prisoner go up the steps, open the door softly, looking to see that nobody was in the shop, he went to the glass case and took a pelisse. I stopped the prisoner at the door, with it on his arm. When I first saw him coming out, I said,

"How do you do, Mr. Beckwith?" thinking it might be him. He said,

"How do you do Sir?" he then went towards the parlour, Mrs. Beckwith came from the parlour, he asked if Mr. Beckwith was at home - she said

"No I do not expect him till nine o'clock," and asked his business - after some hesitation he said he had a few things to sell. I secured him and said, he had taken a pelisse out of the glass case, he said he had knocked with his foot, and whistled three times, which is false.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not the prisoner say he was sent to buy a pelisse - A. No.

JOHN LIMBRICK . I was fetched and received the prisoner in charge - he said he belonged to a great many charities, and if the pelisse had not fitted he should have brought it back.

EDWARD BECKWITH . The pelisse is mine.

Prisoner's Defence. I was sent to buy one.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-195

198. THOMAS GERRARD and JAMES PERRY were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , one piece of wood, value 3 s. , the goods of Walker Gray , Esq .

MR. ALLEY conducted the prosecution.

CHARLES ELDALL . I live with my father, at Winchmore-hill . On the 21st of May I saw some trees in a ditch in his field, which joins Mr. Gray's premises, and about seven or eight o'clock in the evening, I saw both of the prisoners pass my father's house, and watched them to Mr. Gray's wood - in about five minutes, I saw them come from the wood both carrying a large piece of wood, they put it in the ditch with the others. I went to the ditch and saw it there.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. They were first charged with taking the wood and throwing it away - A. They were charged with stealing it. The ditch was dry.

JOHN ADAMS . I am bailiff to Walker Gray , Esq. I found the wood in the ditch. It is his.

THOMAS AUSTIN . I am a constable. I apprehended Perry on the 22d of May, and took Gerrard about a month ago. I saw them sign their examination before the magistrate - (Read) - Thomas Gerrard says,

"I did take the timber from Mr. Gray's with Perry." James Perry says,

"I did the same as Gerrard, let it be what it will."

GERRARD'S Defence. I took it up and threw it in the ditch.

PERKY'S Defence. I say the same thing.

GERRARD - GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Three Months and Publicly Whipped .

PERRY - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Whipped, and Discharged .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-196

199. JOHN SKINNER was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , one piece of timber, value 4 s. , the goods of Robert Churchward .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-197

200. WILLIAM WALLFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of December , two sheets, value 4 s.; one

blanket, value 1 s., and one pillow-case, value 1 s., the goods of Thomas Agglinton , in a lodging room .

SUSAN AGGLINTON . I am the wife of Thomas Agglinton . On the 28th of August the prisoner took a lodging at my house in Providence-place, Islington . He remained there sixteen weeks, he said he had two guineas a-week from his brother. I never received a farthing from him - he left last Tuesday without notice. I found him at Hatton Garden two days after I missed this property, which was let with the lodgings.

ROBERT MOSS . I am a pawnbroker. A sheet was pawned at my shop by a woman, in the name of Watson.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am a pawnbroker. and live at Islington. A female named Ann Watson , pawned a blanket and sheet with me. I have known the prisoner nine or ten years as a respectable man.

LEWIS PAGE . I apprehended the prisoner.

JOHN LIMBRICK . I searched the prisoner, and found duplicates of the property on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Two Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-198

201. PHILIP WARD was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of December , two sheets, value 5 s., the goods of John Scott ; one sheet, value 3 s., the goods of William Bentley , and one gown, value 2 s. , the goods of George Dixon .

ELIZA DIXON . I live in New Way, Westminster - my husband's name is George. This gown hung out in the yard to dry. I saw it safe at five o'clock, and missed it before six o'clock; also a shirt and shift.

THOMAS SURGAY . I live at Dixon's. I went into the yard, and saw some persons getting over the wall. I went round and took one David - he went to a place to get the linen for me, but made his escape afterwards. I saw two or three getting over the wall - the prisoner was one of them - he was taken next day. It was a clear night.

THOMAS DAGNELL . I am a constable I apprehended the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18201206-199

202. GEORGE DENNIS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of December , two combs, value 3 s.; one tea-caddy, value 2 s.; four rows of beads, value 4 s.; one earring, value 3 d., and two keys, value 3 d. , the goods of William Crooks .

ELIZA CROOKS . I am the wife of William Crooks , who lives in Brighton-street, Cromer-street . On the 9th of Deember, between ten and eleven o'clock I saw the prisoner in the parlour, he asked if I knew one Stevens, a shoemaker? I said No - he went out, I missed these things - my husband and I followed him, and found them under his jacket,

JAMES SMITH . I took the prisoner in charge, and found the property on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Two Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-200

203. ANN GOODEVE was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of October , twenty-eight yards of cotton, value 30 s. , the goods of Robert Drew Webb .

ROBERT DREW WEBB . I am a linen-draiper , and live in Lisson-grove . On the 31st of October, between twelve and one o'clock, I saw the prisoner at my window, I went over the way and saw her take this parcel, put it under her apron, and run about twenty yards - I secured her with it - she said she only took it to look at. I had seen her lurking about two or three times before.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It slipped down, and I picked it up.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-201

204. ISABELLA HURST was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of December , one handkerchief, value 3 s. , the goods of Willism Spooner.

WILLIAM MORGAN . I am errand boy to William Spooner , a linen-draper , who lives in Chiswell-street , the prisoner came into the shop as we were busy, I saw her unpin a handkerchief which hung in the middle of the shop - she folded it up, and put it under her cloak.

WILLIAM SPOONER . I charged the prisoner with having it - she denied it, and I found it under her arm - she only had 7 d. about her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 73.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-202

205. DOMINIC KELLY was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of October , two sheets, value 40 s. , the goods of Richard Powell .

RICHARD POWELL . I keep a public-house in White-cross-street . I met the prisoner on the stairs with two sheets, which he had taken off the bed; he ran out, I followed, and secured him with them. He had been drinking in the house.

JOHN MOORE . I stopped him at the top of the street - he threw one of the sheets from under his arm - he unbuttoned his coat, and gave me another.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-203

206. JOHN MORGAN and JOHN SAUNDERS were indicted for stealing, on the 29th of November , one reticule, value 1 s.; one handkerchief, value 6 d., and one shilling, the property of a woman unknown , from her person .

WILLIAM JORDAN . I am an officer. On the 29th of November, about eleven o'clock, I was in Pall Mall , and saw the prisoners in company with another, very busy in the crowd, as the Queen was going to St. Paul's. I saw the man not in custody, snatch a reticule from a lady's hand - Saunders immediately laid hold of it, unbuttoned his breeches, and put it inside them. The two prisoners ran down Pall Mall as fast as they possibly could. I called Thompson and the other officer, we followed them to Waterloo-place, I went to lay hold of Saunders, and Morgan struck me in the face; I struck him again, when the

other officers came up, and helped to secure Saunders. I told him he had it in his breeches - he opened them, and I pulled it out. I had seen them together for nearly ten minutes.

THOMAS THOMPSON . Jordan called me; we followed them to Waterloo-place. He took Saunders, and Morgan struck him. I saw the reticule taken from him - it contained a handkerchief, a thimble, and a shilling.

JOHN FOWLER . I was with the officers, and saw the prisoners in company. I saw Saunders putting something into his breeches - we followed them at a little distance, until they got out of the crowd. Jordan got hold of Saunders - some blows were struck - Morgan was in a posture of fighting when I secured him; we expected a rescue - I said I would knock the first man down who came near.

JOHN MILLS . I was with Jordan, and assisted in securing the prisoners.

SAUNDERS'S Defence. I picked the reticule up, and thought I had as good a right to it as any one else.

MORGAN'S Defence. I did not know he had it about him. The officer said we were both palls, and detained us. I did not strike.

SAUNDERS - GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Life .

MORGAN - NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-204

207. EDWARD FAREBRGTHER was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May, 1818 , one cart, value 3 l. , the goods of George Leber .

GEORGE LEBER . I live in Cornwell-yard, Queen-street, Golden-square. On the 25th of May, 1818, I lost my cart, and found it at Fairlop Fair in July, 1818, in possession of Vine, who said he bought it of his brother - his brother said he bought it of the prisoner. We could not find him till the 5th of November.

ROBERT CLIFTON . About a year and a half ago I sold the cart to Vine for the prisoner; he said it was left with him for rent.

JAMES VINE . I bought it of Clifton about two years ago.

Prisoner's Defence. Clifton did not pay me for it.

GUILTY . Aged 44.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-205

208. WILLIAM TOWNSEND was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of December , 20 yards of flannel, value 20 s. , the goods of Barrent Solomons .

BARRENT SOLOMONS. I live in Brick-lane, Spitalfields . On the 11th of December this flannel was stolen from my shop.

FRANCES KIRBY . I live two doors from Solomons. On the 11th of December two boys passed my shop. I watched them - they went to Solomons' door, looked in at the window, stood about two minutes, and then one ran by my door very quick. I saw the prisoner come out of the shop with the flannel; I went and told Solomons. I saw them lurking about the door the next day, told my husband, and he secured the prisoner - I am sure he is the person.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-206

209. JAMES DAKIN was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , one grate, value 4 s. , the goods of Thomas Chatfield .

THOMAS CHATFIELD . I live in Green-lane, Tottenham . On the 8th of December, about half-past twelve o'clock, I was told a man was gone out of my shed with something. I followed and secured him with the grate in his apron. There were three persons, and each had a donkey - I had followed them to Southgate. They behaved very impudent.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-207

210. JOHN CLARK and THOMAS JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of December , one handkerchief, value 8 s., the goods of John Swain , from his person .

JOHN SWAIN . On the 13th of December, about twelve o'clock, I was under the Colonade, Pall-mall , and felt a catch at my pocket, I turned round, and saw my handkerchief between the prisoners. I secured Clark, Jones got away - he followed us to the watch-house; I afterwards saw him by a picture-shop in Piccadilly, and secured him - I am sure he is the man. I picked my handkerchief up off Clark's feet - I saw him holding it out to Jones, but on seeing me he let it fall.

JONES'S Defence. I was looking at a shop, and the gentleman took me.

CLARK - GUILTY . Aged 22.

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18201206-208

211. CHARLES JACKSON and PETER MALCOLM were indicted for stealing, on the 14th of December , one handkerchief, value 18 d., the goods of Henry Lindsell , from his person .

HENRY LINDSELL . On Thursday, the 14th of December, I was passing through Greek-street, Soho , and felt my handkerchief drawn from my pocket. I turned round, and saw it in Jackson's hand, he immediately passed it to Malcolm, who secreted it under his coat - I took it from him and secured Jackson; Malcolm ran off, but was brought back in about five minutes. I swear he is the man who received it.

JACKSON'S Defence. He has taken five or six false oaths.

MALCOLM'S Defence. I know nothing about it.

JACKSON - GUILTY . Aged 15.

MALCOLM - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.


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