Old Bailey Proceedings, 22nd May 1822.
Reference Number: 18220522
Reference Number: f18220522-1

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, 22d of MAY, 1822, and following Days;

Being the Fifth Session in the Mayoralty of THE RIGHT HON. CHRISTOPHER MAGNAY , LORD MAYOR OF THE CITY OF LONDON.

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

London:

PRINTED FOR H. BUCKLER, By J. Booth, 31, St. Andrew's Hill, Doctors' Commons; and PUBLISHED BY T. KEYS, CITY LIBRARY, COLEMAN STREET .

1822.

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

Before the Right Honourable CHRISTOPHER MAGNAY , Esq.; LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Sir John Bayley , Knt., one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of King's Bench; Sir William Garrow , Knt., one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; John Thomas Thorp , Esq.; Sir John Perring , Bart.; Thomas Smith , Esq.; Samuel Birch , Esq.; and George Bridges , Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; Newman Knowlys, Esq., Recorder of the said City; and Anthony Brown Esq ,; Alderman of the said City; and Thomas Denman , 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.

Joseph Sparks ,

Benjamin Shaw ,

James Jones ,

John Donaldson ,

William Lock ,

Thomas Morgan ,

John Wright ,

Robert Jones ,

William Gill ,

John Anderson ,

John Harwood ,

John Alexander .

1st Middlesex Jury.

James Titbury ,

William West ,

William Green ,

Allen North ,

Bridger Leadbetter ,

William Rowe ,

George Metcalf ,

John Percival ,

John Farmer ,

George Poland ,

John Bennet ,

James Soper .

2nd Middlesex Jury.

James Blakey ,

William Underwood ,

John Argent ,

John Ast ,

Edward Brayfield ,

John Eason ,

John Jackson ,

Thomas Lane ,

John Shaw ,

James Squire ,

Thomas Page ,

Charles Bower .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, MAY 22, 1822.

MAGNAY, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION.

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757. JOHN FULLER alias SMITH was indicted for that he, at the General Sessions of the delivery of the Gaol of our Lord the King; of the County of Kent, holden at Maidstone, in the said County, on the 13th of August, in the 2d year of the reign of our Lord the King; was convicted of burglary, and received sentence of death for the same, and was afterwards at the same Session of Gaol delivery pardoned on condition of being transported for the term of his natural life; and that he afterwards to wit, on the 16th of April , in the 3d year of the reign of our said Lord the King, at St. John the Evangelist, Westminster, feloniously was at large without any lawful cause, within that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, called Great Britain, (i.e.) at St. John the Evangelist, Westminster, before the expiration of the said term, for which he had been so ordered to be transported as afore-said against the statute .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 27.

Before Mr. Recorder.

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758. JOHN LOMAS was indicted for that he, on the 26th of February , at St. James, Clerkenwell, feloniously did dispose of and put away a certain forged and counterfeit Bank note (setting it forth No. 10,875, dated February 14, 1821, 10 l. signed J. Robinson) with intent to defraud the Governor and Company of the Bank of England , he well knowing the same to be forged and counterfeit, against the statute .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be a promissary note for payment of money instead of a Bank note.

TWO OTHER COUNTS, the same, only stating the prisoner's intent to be to defraud James Colam .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 19.

Before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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759. JOHN LOMAS was again indicted for that he, on the 19th of February , at St. Mary-le-Bow, feloniously did dispose of, and put away a certain forged and counterfeit Bank note, (setting it forth No. 12,130, dated February 10, 1821, signed J. Robinson) with intent to defraud the Governor and Company of the Bank of England , he well knowing the same to be forged and counterfeit against the statute .

SECOND COUNT, the same, only stating it to be a promissary note for payment of money instead of a Bank note.

THIRD COUNT, like the first only stating his intent to be to defraud George Waterworth .

FOURTH COUNT, like the 2d, with the same intent as in the 3d.

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 19.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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760. DANIEL GILLULY was indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Wright , on the King's highway, on the 19th of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, two half crowns, and nine shillings and one sixpence , his property.

THOMAS WRIGHT . I am a labourer , and live in St. Ann's-place Limehouse. My family had been in the prisoner's house three days, he gave them leave to be there till I could get a room for them - my goods had been seized for rent - I had known him for six months; he has a wife and four children, and was very badly off. I went to his house last Sunday morning, between one and two o'clock, and found him in liquor. I heard him ordering my wife and children out of doors - I was outside, and said

"Open the door and let them come out," and what he required for the time they had been there I would pay him - he opened the door and seized hold of me, and began pulling me about; he said I should not come in, and slammed the door too - I had a scuffle with him before that; he was trying to get me out, and during the scuffle I found my pocket was torn away from my waistcoat; I had 14 s. 6 d., and some half-pence in a stocking in that pocket - I do not suppose that he knew that I had any money. I had received it from Mr. Maunday on the Saturday night.

Q. Your family remained inside - A. Yes. I said if he would give me my money I would go away, and if not I would fetch the watchman; he said he had no money of

mine - I said.

"You have my money, pocket, and stocking alltogether;" he said I might go away, he had nothing of mine. I got a watchman who took him.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not come at half-past ten o'clock and break all my crockery - A. I broke three plates of my own in taking down the bird cage - my wife was then out with his wife. I went again between one and two o'clock to seek for my wife, and found him at home threatening to turn them out. I sleep in a stable about three hundred yards off.

JOHN SANSOM . I went to the prisoner's house about two o'clock in the morning - the door was open. I searched the lower room, and found a stocking in the pocket with two half crowns, one shilling, and a sixpence in it, in the table drawer. The prisoner had been searched, and nothing found on him.

THOMAS WRIGHT . This is the pocket and the stocking.

Prisoner's Defence. He begged me to let his three children in, and not to mind his wife. He left them there all the week, and never brought 1 s. to support them - his wife went to look for him as he was spending all the money. While I was out he came and broke my things; he came again about one o'clock, and said he would break in; my wife said,

"Don't let him in" - I said I was as good a man as him, and opened the door; he wanted his wife and children; I said he should not have them that night - he struck at me, and we got hustling. The watchman came by, and he said I had robbed him.

THOMAS WRIGHT . I was about ten minutes gone for the watchman. My wife had got provisions on credit all the week.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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761. JOHN BUSH was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , at St. Luke, Chelsea, two yards of muslin, value 5 s.; three dresses. value 6 l.; one yard of lustre, value 3 s.; thirteen yards of stuff. value 19 s.; one frock, value 6 d.; one dress-body, value 3 s.; one dress-skirt, value 5 s.; one spencer, value 18 d.; ten yards of trimming, value 2 s.; one handkerchief, value 6 d., and one yard of cotton, value 6 d., the goods of Mary Sparks , widow , in the dwelling-house of Joseph Clark .

MARY SPARKS . I am a widow, and lodge in Charles-street, Sloane-square, in the parish of St. Luke, Chelsea ; at Joseph Clark 's house. I am a dress-maker. On the 3d of May, about ten minutes before eight o'clock, the articles stated in the indictment were on the table in the front parlour - they had been sent to me to make up, and were worth about 8 l. 5 s. I went into the back parlour and returned in about four minutes; (the front door had been accidently left ajar). I found the prisoner coming out of the front parlour into the passage, with all these things in his arms - I collared him and screamed out; he got out of the house after dropping them; I pursued calling Stop thief! and Elkins stopped him about a hundred yards off, without my losing sight of him.

NATHANIEL ELKINS . I am a plumber, and live in Sloane-street. On the 3d of May, about ten minutes before eight o'clock, I was near Mr. Clark's house, and saw the prisoner come from behind a stable door; Mrs. Sparks said,

"Stop that man," I collared him - he said he had done nothing, and I let him go; she called out again, and I stopped him - he struck me over the head immediately; a scuffle ensued, and a man came to my assistance - we took him to the watch-house. He was not a hundred yards from the house.

RICHARD MAYBANK . I am a constable. The prisoner was brought to me. I went to the house, and found the property in the passage, all loosely rumpled up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I go about buying old umbrellas. I heard a cry of Stop thief! and ran the same as others. The gentleman collared me and I struck him.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 25.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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762. ROBERT SLAP was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , two handkerchiefs, value 14 s.; one shirt, value 2 s.; one pair of stockings, value 6 d.; one snuff box, value 2 d., and 1 l. 11 s., in monies numbered, the property of James North , in the dwelling-house of Joseph Wise .

JAMES NORTH . I sell fruit in the streets, and lodge in the New-road, Chelsea ; at Joseph Wise 's house. I know the prisoner by sight. I lost these things and 1 l. 12 s. in money, from my box, which was locked, and the key left in it; I missed them at four o'clock on the 2d of May, they were safe that morning at nine o'clock, and about half-past ten that night, I found 1 l. 11 s. in money, two silk handkerchiefs, and a snuff box on the prisoner, but neither the stockings or shirt - he was found in Wise's back kitchen, and pretended to be asleep. I had locked the room, and found the lock taken off.

RICHARD MAYBANK . I am an officer. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house. I found in his different pockets, two silk handkerchiefs, a snuff box, and 1 l. 11 s. in money, three screws, and a chisel - he said he did take the things.

JOSEPH HOBSON . I am a watchman. I was called in about half-past ten o'clock, and found the prisoner in the back area, I took him into the back kitchen. He was sitting down eating oranges. Three screws were found on him, which I compared with the lock of North's door, they fitted.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 20.

Of stealing only .

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-7

763. JOHN CAMERON was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of April , one scarf, value 8 s.; one pair of gloves, value 2 d.; one bag, value 2 d.; one pair of stockings, value 6 d.; one napkin, value 3 d., and one pen knife, value 3 d. . the goods of Esther Woodley , spinster .

ESTHER WOODLEY . I am an unfortunate woman, and live in Market-street, Fitzroy-market . I met the prisoner on a Sunday night in April; he went home and slept with me that night. When I went home I put the articles stated in the indictment in my box, which I locked and put the key in the table drawer - I locked the room door. He left about eight o'clock in the morning; I locked the door after him, and went to bed again. I got up in about an

hour, and found the key in the table drawer, and the box locked, but the things gone. Nobody had been in my room all night. I did not know him before. On the Wednesday night, I saw him in Piccadilly, and told a young woman he was the man who robbed me - I followed him down Duke-street, and gave him in charge. I have found none of my property.

WILLIAM ALLCOCK . I am a watchman. The prosecutrix gave the prisoner in my charge on the 24th of April.

JOHN EDWARDS . I am a labourer - I have known the prisoner about two months, he lodged in the same room with me. On the Sunday before he was taken, I saw him at his lodging about ten o'clock - he then went out, and did not return till half-past eight o'clock the next morning.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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764. WILLIAM ELLIS and GEORGE ELLIS were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , one quart-pot, value 2 s. , the goods of Henry Toomes .

HENRY TOOMES . I keep the Hero of Maida, public-house, Maida-hill . I do not know the prisoners, nor do I remember seeing them at my house. On the 28th of April I found a quart pot of mine at the office - I cannot say when I lost it. I missed three quarts and five pint pots.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. You send out pots to men who work on the road - A. Yes, and frequently lose them.

JOHN MIMS . I am a patrol. I met the prisoners about half-past twelve o'clock on Friday night, between Kilburn and Paddington; they had two donkies and a pony - I asked where they were going, they said that was no business of mine; they would not say where they brought the pony from - I took William Ellis and the pony; Little and Francis took George. Francis produced this pot.

Cross-examined. Q. You took them on suspicion of stealing the pony - A. Yes. I went on with William, and the others followed behind with George. The donkey had a sort of blanket strapped round it. I did not search them till we got to the watch-house.

JOHN FRANCIS . I was with Mims. I took George - I drove the two donkies behind them; we came on about quarter of a mile, when George left William, and came to me; he said he wanted to tie the donkies together - he was with them about five minutes, and then went on; I saw that they were not tied together. I kept close, and presently a quart pot dropped out of a roll of cloth which was round the donkey; it was in a kind of pad. I had noticed a roll on the donkey's back before he went to it. I picked the pot up, and asked if he had any more; he said he knew nothing of that.

Cross-examined. Q. They were impudent - A. Yes. I saw the pot drop out of the roll. They did not say that I had put it there.

SAMUEL LITTLE . I am an officer, and was out with Mims and Francis. Mims took Francis and followed behind us - Francis and I led George and the donkies. I saw the put about quarter of a mile from the turnpike; it fell from the donkey, from a roll on its back - I had not noticed its being bulky before. George had been pretending to fasten them together, and was fumbling about them a good while - the pot fell as soon as he left. Mims and William were behind us. I heard something fall, but cannot say it was the pot, but I saw nothing else.

Cross-examined. Q. If the donkies had kicked against it, it would make a noise - A. Not the same sort of noise. I was about half a yard behind the donkey. Mims was behind us, not before.

WILLIAM ELLIS 'S Defence. They swear I was behind, when I was in front with the officer.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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765. JOHN GREEN was indicted for stealing on the 29th of March , six reams of paper, value 9 l. , the goods of Richard Targett Taylor .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to belong to John Sainsbury .

JOHN SAINSBURY . I am a hot-presser , and live at Bell-yard. On the 26th of March, the prisoner came to me, and gave me a written order for six reams of paper - I gave him the order back. In consequence of that order, I delivered him six reams of paper to take to Mr. Taylor, to be gilt - he said he was Mr. Taylor's servant. I did not give him the paper till the 29th.

RICHARD TARGETT TAYLOR . I am a gilder . The prisoner was in my service, and left on the 28th of March at night - I expected him to return next morning, but he did not. He never brought me the paper from Sainsbury.

GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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766. JOHN GREEN was again indicted for stealing, on the 29th of March , nine reams of paper, value 13 l. , the goods of Richard Targett Taylor .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to belong to George Edwards .

GEORGE EDWARDS . I am a stationer , and live in St. John-street. I deal with Mr. Taylor - the prisoner lived with him, and was in the habit of coming for paper. On the 29th of March, I gave him nine reams to take to his master to gild; it was never returned.

RICHARD TARGETT TAYLOR . I gild paper for Mr. Edwards. On the 29th I received none whatever from him.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-11

767. THOMAS MOWBRAY and THOMAS FREEBORN were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , one bag, value 1 d,; one purse, value 10 d., and four shillings in monies numbered , the property of John Thompson .

JOHN THOMPSON . I am a stone-mason , and live in Vine-street, Westminster. On the 19th of May, I was intoxicated - I had 6 s. in a leather bag. How I was robbed I do not know.

CATHERINE POWELL . I am a servant, and live in the Almonry. I was at the Nag's Head, public-house last Sunday, between nine and ten o'clock, and asked for a pot of beer at the bar; Ridley went into the cellar for it - I

saw Thompson asleep in the room, and the prisoners on each side of him - I am sure it was them. Freeborn put his hand into Thompson's pocket, and took something out in a bag, he gave it to the other. Ridley came up - I said nothing, but went home, and was fetched back in about ten minutes. The prisoners were searched and four shillings, two six-pences, and 3 d. was found on Freeborn in a leather purse, which was in a leather bag.

WILLIAM RIDLEY . I keep the Nag's Head. The prisoners were at my house, they brought Thompson in with them; he was intoxicated - they were helping him up. I went down to the cellar, to tap the beer; when I came up somebody said the soldiers had robbed the man; I sent for Powell, and for the constable; they were searched by Hill, who found a bag of money on Mowbray - Thompson claimed it.

JOSEPH HILL . I am an officer. I was sent for and searched the prisoners - I asked if they had two bags of money, they denied all knowledge of it. I found the bags in Mowbray's inside coat pocket - he appeared confused. Thompson claimed them. Before I searched them, Powell said she saw them take the purse which was inside the bag.

JOHN THOMPSON . The bag is mine.

CATHERINE POWELL . I thought the bag was leather, it was like the one produced.

MOWBRAY'S Defence. Other people were in the house.

MOWBRAY - GUILTY. Aged 21.

FREEBORN - GUILTY. Aged 20.

Judgment Respited .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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768. HENRY PORTER and JOHN ORAM were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , one printed book, value 5 s. , the goods of Thomas Taylor .

THOMAS TAYLOR . I am a bookseller , and live in Brompton-terrace . I had some books on a stand outside my shop. On the 11th of May, I received information and watched the stand, and about eight o'clock in the morning I saw the two prisoners by the books; Porter stood between me and Oram, who was handling a book - I saw Oram go away in five minutes, and Porter immediately followed in a different direction. I followed Oram, he was stopped about five hundred yards off; I found a book in his bosom, which I had put on the stand five minutes before. The prisoners were acting together, I am certain. Porter was concealing Oram from my view - he ran off as soon as he saw me coming. He was taken quarter of an hour after.

JOHNATHAN BRADBURY . I lodge with Taylor. I saw Porter standing holding his great coat to conceal Oram; they went off different ways in about five minutes. I am sure they were concerned together.

JOHN BOWSELL . I am a constable. On the 11th of May, in consequence of what Oram told me, I went and took Porter at his lodging, laying on the floor.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ORAM - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

PORTER - NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

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769. REBECCA MATINDALE was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , seven yards of cambric, value 3 l. 10 s., the goods of Joseph Sparks , in his dwelling-house .

JAMES BOND . I am shopman to Joseph Sparks , a linen-draper , of Southampton-street. On the 1st of May, about noon the prisoner came to the shop and asked to look at some French cambric; she wanted one-eighth to match some which she had in her hand; I tried to suit her, and when I threw the cambric on the counter to cut it, I saw her hands under it moving about - I pulled the cambric away, and saw her hand go off the counter with a piece of cambric, which she put under her shawl - I took no notice, but cut what she wanted, she put the money down - I walked round the counter, and asked her to give me the cambric that she had. I lifted up her shawl and saw it sticking out of her pocket - before I could lay hold of it she threw it out on a chair, and denied having taken it; I said it was useless to say so; she immediately begged we would forgive her, as it was her first offence. We gave her in charge.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. How was it in her pocket - A. She had a pocket tied in front of her person between two gowns which she had on.

FREDERICK HALLIWELL . I am an officer. I searched the prisoner, and found 14 s. on her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It was never in my pocket, it dropped from the stool to the ground.

GUILTY. Aged 30.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

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770. JOHN WARE was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , one pair of breeches, value 10 s. , the goods of John Humphries .

JOHN HUMPHRIES . I am a mason , and live in Quickset-row, New-road . On the 30th of April, my breeches hung on the line to dry; a young man came up the yard, and took them off - my wife called out, I followed him up Brook-street - the prisoner was secured; he was not the man, who took them. There were two of them.

ANN HUMPHRIES . I was in the kitchen with my husband, and saw a man come up the yard, I thought he was the servant to a gentleman on the first floor. I saw him untie the string; I called out

"Stop thief!" followed, and in Brookstreet, some persons secured the prisoner - I found them under his coat.

FRANCIS BRATHWAITE . I live in the New-road. I saw two lads running up violently in a direction from Humphries's - I heard the cry of Stop thief! and stopped the prisoner. I saw the breeches under his coat; he fell on his knees and begged forgiveness.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-15

771. THOMAS WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of William Wigley , from his person .

MR. WILLIAM WIGLEY . I am a warehouseman , and live in Cateaton-street. On the 20th of May, about five o'clock

I was coming over Blackfriars Bridge , I felt something leaving my pocket, I put my hand down and missed my handkerchief, turned round and saw the prisoner with two others - the prisoner had the handkerchief; I seized him immediately, and Mr. Gates took it from him.

MR. THOMAS GATES . I was with Mr. Wigley. I am a solicitor. There was a crowd of people looking at a sheep which had fallen down, and as we passed about the centre of the crowd, Mr. Wigley called to me - he seized the prisoner and said,

"You have my pocket handkerchief." The prisoner had two handkerchiefs in his hand which I took from him, and one of them Mr. Wigley claimed. There were two or three others in the crowd; I saw one run off.

GEORGE CAINES . I am a furrier, and live at Bermondsey. I was looking at the sheep and saw the prisoner's hand in Mr. Wigley's pocket. He was given in charge.

JOHN SMITH . I am a constable. I was called; I went towards the prisoner, and Mr. Wigley gave him in my charge. There was a crowd collected, as a cart had run over a sheep.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I pulled out my handkerchief to use it; was walking with it in my hand, and somebody threw a blue handkerchief on my shoulder.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-16

772. JEREMIAH HARRIGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , one pair of breeches, value 7 s. , the goods of Joseph Plimpton .

WILLIAM GOWLAND . I am servant to Mr. Joseph Plimpton , a salesman of Fleet-market . On the 10th of May, at half-past five o'clock, I saw the prisoner take the breeches down from the door - I was behind the counter; I ran after him and took them from him about twenty feet off.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was seeing if they would fit me, as I wanted to buy them.

GUILTY . Aged 64.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-17

733. CHARLES LEWIS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , one handkerchief, value 1 s., the goods of William Cubitt , from his person .

WILLIAM CUBITT . I am a builder ; I live in Gray's-inn Lane. On the 26th of April, about twelve o'clock, I was in a court in Little Moorfields - I felt a motion at my coat pocket, put my hand behind but perceived nothing. Immediately after the prisoner ran from behind me; I then missed my handkerchief and pursued him for a quarter of a mile, and only lost sight of him in turning the corner; I secured him in Fore-street, and found my handkerchief in his hat.

BARTHOLOMEW WOOD . I took him in charge, but found nothing on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A mob stood by a farrier's shop; I went up the court and picked up the handkerchief.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-18

774. JOHN PERRYMAN was indicted for feloniously assaulting Henry Lainson , on the 11th of May , on the King's highway, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch chain, value 2 l.; two seals, value 2 l., and one key, value 5 s. , his property.

MR. HENRY LAINSON . I live at Rotherhithe, and have a warehouse in Broad-street. On the 11th of May, about nine o'clock at night, I was going up Lombard-street towards Gracechurch-street, and was suddenly attacked by two or three men, who threw me down by some means - I was deprived of my senses for a short time; I cannot say whether I fell by stumbling or not - my wrist was sprained by the fall, and my knees hurt - I am not quite sure that I did not stumble myself; I do not recollect what happened while I was on the ground; but when I got up I found a person at my pocket, he gave a violent pull at my watch, the chain broke, and then a person ran up Ball-alley; I cannot say who he was, I pursued him crying Stop thief! and in a moment or two I saw the prisoner in custody. My chain and seals were brought up from an area in Ball-alley, the pendant of the watch was broken.

JAMES CRAIG . I am a gardener, and was in Ball-alley; I heard a cry of Stop thief! coming from the Lombard-street end of the Alley. The prisoner was running in a direction from the cry, nobody else was in the alley - I collared and held him till the prosecutor came up, which was in about one minute and a half; he begged me to let him go; I refused; he did not ask why I held him. I stopped him over an area, he shuffled about, and I thought I saw something drop from him. A number of persons had come out of their houses by that time. A woman in the house brought up the chain and seals, and gave them to Mr. Lainson who appeared much hurt, and desired me to hold the prisoner - he gave no account of himself, but begged Mr. Lainson to excuse him, and look over it, and it should not happen again; he said the same at the watch-house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I heard the cry and ran in pursuit.

GUILTY. Aged 25.

Of stealing from the person only .

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-19

775. PHILIP LEVI was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , one watch, value 5 l., and one ring, value 1 s., the goods of Aaron Joseph , from the person of Matilda, his wife .

MATILDA JOSEPH . I am the wife of Aaron Joseph , he is a merchant , and lives in Church-street, Minories. On Saturday, the 4th of May, at one o'clock in the day, I was in Fenchurch-street with my mother-in-law, going towards London-street. I had a gold watch hanging to a narrow ribbon, quite visible. I felt a pull at the chain; and found my watch was gone from my side; I did not see who took

it - I was frightened and fainted, I do not know what happened. I found it in Smithers's custody half an hour afterwards.

BENJAMIN SMITHERS . I am an Excise officer, and live in Sutton-street, Commercial-road. I was coming from the Angel, public-house, and saw the prisoner and two other boys. Mrs. Joseph was walking with a lady; I saw the prisoner make a snatch under her arm, and take something which I thought was a watch; her mother hollowed out Stop thief! I pursued him down an alley, and only lost sight of him in turning the corner - the other two called out Stop thief! also; the prisoner ran into No. 7, Jewry-street; I seized him in the passage and said,

"Give me the watch," he gave it me immediately. I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-20

776. THOMAS LEWIS was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Read , on the King's highway, on the 7th of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 16 l. 16 s.; one chain, value 2 l. 10 s.; one key, value 12 s., and one ring, value 8 s. , his property.

JOHN READ . I live at No. 17, New-square, Minories. On Tuesday, the 7th of May, at half-past nine o'clock at night, I was walking home through Leadenhall-street with my watch in my fob; it rained hard, and I had an umbrella up. Three persons met me two doors from Lime-street, I gave way to them; the prisoner then came and pushed against me, and seized my watch out; I followed him to the bottom of Lime-street; he ran against the watchman, and I secured him. He did not push me violently.

Cross-examined by MR. WALFORD. Q. No violence was used - A. None at all.

WILLIAM RIDLEY . I am a watchman of Aldgate. I was calling half-past nine o'clock at the lower part of Lime-street, and heard Mr. Read call Stop thief! the prisoner ran towards me; I crossed over and secured him.

JAMES HARDING . I am the patrol. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house between nine and ten o'clock, and between three and four next morning I went to Lime-street, and examined the area of the East India House, and found the watch and its appendages.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 15.

Of stealing from the person only .

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-21

777. JOHN THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , one waistcoat, value 7 s. , the goods of Daniel Conner .

DANIEL CONNER . I live in Queen-street, Cheapside , and am a tailor . On the 7th of May, my waistcoat hung inside the window. About a quarter before nine o'clock in the morning I saw the prisoner come in at the front door; the shop opens into the passage - he put his right arm in and took the waistcoat off the bar. I pursued him; he was taken by Bow Church, and the waistcoat found in his coat pocket.

BENJAMIN POTTER . I am a constable. The prisoner was given in my charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined One Month .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-22

778. ANN SIMMONDS was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , five frocks, value 4 l. 13 s.; seven frock-bodies, value 2 l., and two caps, value 28 s. , the goods of Sarah Adams .

SARAH ADAMS . I keep a child-bed linen warehouse in the London-road, St. George's-fields. On Wednesday, the 10th of April, my sister took these things to shew to a Mrs. Archer, of Thames-street. I have not seen them since.

ANN MATILDA ADAMS . I set out about half-past ten o'clock in the morning with the prisoner, she had come and asked for the goods to be sent to her mistress, Mrs. Archer, No. 7, Thames-street; we went together to the house, the door was open, I went into the passage with her, the name was on the door - she said her mistress was confined, and I could not see her; she took them from me to shew her - I remained in the passage; we had told her the price of the things. In two or three minutes she came down and said she had left them with her mistress, that her master was in the room, and that she was going to fetch Mrs. Taylor to see the things, and would thank me to wait a few minutes - she then went out leaving me in the passage; she could put all the things about her person without appearing bulky; she said she was under nursery maid to Mrs. Archer. I waited two hours and a half, she did not return - I found that no lady lived there. I found her three weeks ago in a house in Webber-street, St. George's-fields, and gave her in charge.

PERRIGRINE ARCHER . I have an office at No. 7, Lower Thames-street; a woman lives up stairs who cleans the office; my name is on the door; I live at Horsleydown; my wife was not confined - I know nothing of the prisoner.

GEORGE MALLARS . I took charge of her at No. 24, Webber-street; I asked what she had done with the baby linen, she made no answer. She denied having any duplicates at first, but I found thirty-seven on her person, none of them related to this property.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-23

SECOND DAY. THURSDAY, MAY 23,

779. JOHN FRANKLIN was indicted for burglariously breaking, and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Gubbins , about ten o'clock in the night of the 11th of May , and stealing therein, three pair of shoes, value 24 s., and two other pair of shoes, value 6 s. , his property.

THOMAS GUBBINS . I rent a house at Staines , and am a shoemaker . On the 11th of May, I had been out, and returned about ten o'clock at night - the shop was not shut; I shut the shop door and bolted the bottom hatch, the other half was latched. I went down into the cellar, came up and sat down to supper - my brother alarmed me, and on going into the shop I found three pair and two odd shoes stolen from the window. The person must have put his hand round into the window. I went into the street and found the prisoner in custody; the shoes were produced next day; the prisoner lived about a quarter of a mile from Staines. My wife was at home.

EDWARD SHEARWOOD . I am a shoemaker at Staines. I was passing opposite the prosecutor's shop, and saw two men about the door; the prisoner had his hand inside the door which was a little way open - I saw him giving out some shoes to his companion; I pursued and took him about thirty yards off, and heard shoes drop from him twice.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I came out of a public-house, saw a man running; I looked round and was laid hold of.

GUILTY. Aged 20.

Of Stealing only .

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-24

790. CHARLES TURNER was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Jones , on the 11th of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one purse, value 2 d.; six shillings; eight sovereigns, and one 5 l. Bank-note. his property.

JOHN JONES . I am a dealer in hams and cheese , and live in Evans's court, Basinghall-street. On the 11th of May, I was in a public-house in James-street, Covent-garden; I had been drinking at another house and was rather intoxicated, but knew what I was about; it was between four and five o'clock in the morning - I had been up all night - a man insulted me very much, and the prisoner took my part: we had something to drink together there, because he took my part - I paid for it, I did not pull out my purse, as I had silver in my pocket - I went away and he followed me to every public-house I went to - I went to other public-houses, he insulted me because I would not give him any thing to drink - I went into the Compasses public-house, Drury-lane between eight and ten o'clock in the morning; he had been following me all that time - we had something to drink there; I treated him at every public-house, and between the parlour and the bar of the Compasses, he seized me by the waist with both his arms, and put his hand into my left hand breeches pocket - we had a great scuffle, I hollowed out Murder! as loud as I could, and held him as tight as I could - his collar tore, and he got away; the people in the house prevented my pursuing him. I was locked in by two men, and the landlord's daughter and another man. When I got up, I found my money was gone; as soon as he got the money out of my pocket he threw me down. I had eight sovereigns and a five pound note (besides silver and copper) which were in a purse - I had felt it safe a few minutes before. I saw the prisoner again on Thursday, the 16th; I did not know him before.

Q. You say they locked you up at the Compasses; did they complain against you - A. They lodged a complaint against me at Marlborough-street, but they could not sustain their charge.

Prisoner. Q. Do you recollect going into a coffee-shop in St. James's - A. No. There was a great crowd round, while he was fighting for me - I felt my money safe after that. I wanted to get rid of him, but he kept following me every where.

THOMAS WILSON . I am a green grocer, and live in Great Wild-street. I saw Jones in the market about half past six o'clock; I did not know him before; he appeared very drunk - the prisoner and another person were with him. I saw them come out of the King's Head, public-house, I knew the prisoner before. Alsop and him came out fighting, which brought a crowd. Jones was holding the prisoner by the arm after the fight, and took him across James-street - they returned to the King's Head, and the landlord prevented their going in again - they went towards Long Acre; Jones was then holding the prisoner, he appeared desirous to stay with him; I saw no more. The prisoner was taken on the Thursday following, at the King's Head; he surrendered willingly.

THOMAS WILSON . I am a shoemaker, and live in High Holborn. I saw Jones and the prisoner together between six and seven o'clock in the morning, at the Rose and Crown, public-house, St. Giles's, gambling; a third person in the company said, if Jones did not pay what he lost, he would beat him. The prisoner kept shoving towards the prosecutor, who had a handful of silver and half-pence; he shoved him, and some of the silver fell from his hand, which the prisoner snatched up; they were wrangling. I tried to get the prosecutor out of the house, he was very drunk - they all went out together. I went to a public-house with them in King-street, and did not stop there two minutes; the beadle came and desired the prisoner to go about his business, and let me see Jones home, but he followed us to the Three Compasses; he joined us in the street before we got there. My motive in going in was to get rid of the prisoner. Jones and him wished to go into the Compasses. At the Three Compasses I saw the prisoner attempting to take his purse, which he had pulled out at the Rose and Crown. I do not remember seeing it till after he was at the Rose and Crown. He kept shuffling and hustling about him. When Jones had money in his hand the prisoner caught at it; Jones had put his purse in his left hand breeches pocket - I went out to fetch an officer from the watch-house which is about two hundred yards off. I returned in five or ten minutes and found Jones only there, who said he had been robbed. I understood there had been some disturbance between him and the people of the house.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not say you had been out all night, drinking - A. Yes, I was sober. I saw the prisoner on the Monday following in a different dress, and did not know him till he came and asked if I had seen the prosecutor; I said no, for he had given me his direction No. 6, Basinghall-street, instead of Evans's court; he said if I would meet him at nine o'clock he would go to him with me; I waited till ten o'clock, but he never came.

GEORGE BASEY . I am a street-keeper. I was fetched to the Three Compasses by a man who was in possession

of the house, about a quarter past nine o'clock; I found Jones and Wilson there, the prisoner was not there; Jones was very much in liquor, and was given in my charge for assaulting the landlord's daughter - I kept him in the watch-house; he made a noise and screamed like a madman, more than any thing else, and was too drunk to go before a magistrate - he made no complaint during the whole day, but after leaving the office in the evening, he said he was robbed of eight sovereigns, and a 5 l. Bank-note, and he should know the man who took them. On the Monday between four and five o'clock, he came up again with Wilson who said he knew the man. On the Thursday following about six o'clock, Wilson took me to the King's Head, James-street, where I took the prisoner; he made no resistance.

JOHN BARTLETT . I am the beadle. About seven o'clock on Saturday morning, I saw Jones, the prisoner, and Wilson, going up King-street, Long-Acre, and in a few minutes Wilson came and said something to me. I went to the Fountain, public-house, King-street, and found them, and another man in company. I desired the prisoner to go about his business. Jones was very tipsy, and refused every assistance. I could not get him into a coach. I drove the prisoner from him, and thought he was gone safe away, he went towards home with Wilson.

Prisoner's Defence. He pulled me into the Compasses, and said I should not leave him, but that I should see him safe home.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-25

791. EDWARD HAMMOND was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , at St. Mary-le-bone, one clock, value 14 l., the goods of William Henry Harriott , Esq. , in his dwelling-house .

JAMES NIXON . I am servant to Mr. William Henry Harriott , of No. 30, Manchester-street, St. Mary-le-bone . On Saturday evening, the 20th of April, the prisoner knocked and rang at the door; I opened it, he said he had some Irish linen to bring from a house in Oxford-street, and did not know whether this was the house; I told him to walk in, and I would ask my master. I left him in the hall for a moment, and when I got into the drawing-room I heard a noise; I asked my master, then ran down stairs, and heard the street-door slam too, and missed the clock off the bracket; he was looking at it when I went up stairs. I opened the door, and looked out, but could not see him. I saw him again on the 27th, at Marlborough-street, and am certain he is the man I left in the hall.

Prisoner. Q. You could not swear to me at the office - A. I did not take particular notice of him there, but from his manner, appearance, and whole deportment, I am quite certain of him, though he has a different dress on now. I told the Magistrate I had no doubt of him whatever - there was a very good light in the hall; the clock is worth fourteen guineas.

WILLIAM WESTCOATT . I apprehended the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it; he would not swear to me at the office.

The Court upon looking at the depositions taken before the Magistrate, stated that the witness had expressed no doubt whatever of the prisoner's person.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 23.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-26

792. EDWARD HAMMOND was again indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , at St. George, Hanover-square, twenty-six yards of woollen cloth, value 15 l., the goods of William Chambers , in his dwelling-house .

CHARLOTTE GIFFORD . I am servant to Mr. William Chambers , of Little Madox-street, St. George's, Hanover-square , tailor . On Saturday morning, the 20th of April, about twenty minutes after eight o'clock, the prisoner knocked at the door; I am sure of his person; I opened it, he asked if my master was at home, I said Yes, but he had not come down stairs, and I would go and see if he was up; he said he came to know what quantity of Irish linen was to be brought to be looked at. I went up to the first floor, leaving him in the passage and the door open. I asked him to sit down in the hall, he declined, but afterwards sat down. I came down, shut the door, and told him my master was not come down, and told him to wait. I went down stairs, and in about five minutes heard the street-door shut; I supposed that my master had seen him, and he was gone. About half an hour after, my master asked me about a roll of broad cloth which I had taken in the night before. It was in the cutting-room at the end of the passage when he came: I looked and it was gone. I am certain he is the man. The cloth is worth 14 l.

THOMAS PULLEN . I am a baker, and live in Gray's-street, Duke-street, Manchester-square. I have known the prisoner for four or five months by frequently seeing him in the streets. I knew him by the name of Dandy Hammond . On Saturday morning, the 20th of April, about half-past eight o'clock, I saw him in Grosvenor-square with a roll of cloth with an iron grey list to it, on his shoulder. Arnold was with me. I saw him on the Wednesday after in custody, and am certain of him.

THOMAS ARNOLD . I am a baker and live in Seymour-street. I and Pullen were together on the 20th of April about half-past eight o'clock, in Grosvenor-square, and saw him coming along with a roll of cloth on his shoulder - I am sure it was the prisoner - I did not know him before. Pullen said something to me about who he was, and what he was carrying.

CHARLOTTE GIFFORD . Grosvenor-square is about ten minutes walk from our house.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 23.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-27

793. JAMES STILEMAN was indicted for feloniously assaulting Samuel Marsh , on the King's highway, on the 7th of May , at St. Clement Danes, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, two seals, value 2 l., and part of a gold watch chain, value 10 s. , his property.

SAMUEL MARSH . I have been servant to Mr. Brown for eighteen years. On the 7th of May, about half-past nine o'clock at night, I was in the Strand, going towards Charing-cross. My watch chain hung out, the prisoner ran violently against me, with his elbows against my

breast, and pulled at my chain which broke it, and ran off with it; I lost part of the chain and two gold seals. I hit him with my umbrella; he ran down Milford-lane - I pursued and knocked him down, and secured him without losing sight of him. I asked him for my watch-chain and seals, he said he had not got them. I do not know what became of them, I do not think he could pass them to any one; I suppose he might have dropped them; I saw them in his possession. He pulled me a step or two before the chain gave way. I cannot say whether he had complete possession of them after he separated them. After taking him to the watch-house, I returned to the lane, and the people were looking with a candle for them; he could have thrown them away without my seeing them. I am sure he ran against me on purpose.

Prisoner's Defence. I was walking with my hands in my pockets when the gentleman shoved me over some steps, and accused me of this.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

The Jury believing that he had full possession of the property after separating it.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-28

794. WILLIAM HARDING was indicted for stealing on the 5th of May , 72 lbs. of horse hair, value 4 l., the goods of Moses Wells , in the dwelling-house of Joseph Terrell .

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

MOSES WELLS . I am a horse hair manufacturer and live in Portpool-lane. The prisoner was in my employ - I dismissed him on Saturday the 4th of May; I had sent him about six o'clock that evening with 76 lbs. of horse hair, to Mr. Terrell to be baked, it would turn out 72 lbs., and was worth 4 l. 10 s. I had him apprehended on Tuesday after. I had told him I should not employ him any more.

JOSEPH TERRELL . I am a baker, and live in Laystall-street . The prisoner brought me some horse hair on Saturday the 4th of May, there was three or four dozen lbs.; he came again on Sunday morning, about nine o'clock for it - I delivered it to him, not knowing he had left his master - he brought it back, and said his master was not at home, and came again about twelve for it. I did not deliver it the second time, I was not there; he came again on the Monday morning about seven o'clock; I delivered it to him - I delivered him about 12 lbs. I understood he had fetched the rest before.

BARNETT WOOLF . I am a furniture broker, and dealer in hair and feathers. The prisoner came to me on Monday the 6th of May, between nine and ten o'clock in the morning, with a bag across his shoulder - he said he had some hair to sell; he said he was a factor himself, that he gave 7 d. per lb., and could sell it for 9 d.; I took it at 9 d., he asked 10 d. There was 7 lbs. I am sure of him.

THOMAS THOMPSON . I apprehended the prisoner. He said he sold the hair at a shop in Petticoat-lane, and next morning he took me to Woolf's, where I found it.

Prisoner's Defence. He said if I told where it was I should not be hurt. If my master had paid my wages I should not have robbed him.

MOSES WELLS . I paid him all I owed him. I had him from the work-house.

GUILTY. Aged 51.

Of Larceny only . Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-29

795. GEORGE ROYFFE , JOSEPH ROYFFE , and JOSEPH YOUNG , were indicted for that they, on the 8th of April , upon John Barrs , wilfully, maliciously, and unlawfully, did make an assault, and with a certain sharp instrument, feloniously did stab him in and on his body, arms, and legs, with the intent to kill and murder him .

TWO OTHER COUNTS, stating their intent to be to disable, or do him some grievous bodily harm.

MR. ANDREWS conducted the prosecution.

MR. EDWARD BROWN . I am a surgeon, and live in Raven-row, Spitalfields. On the 8th of April, I was called in to attend on Barrs; I found him in bed at his own house with several cuts on his head - he had evidently lost a great quantity of blood, and was particularly bruised about the legs and groins. The wounds on the head might have been inflicted by a stick - he had a wound on his left arm, which appeared to have been done by a prick or a sharp instrument, and was as likely to be done by a pricker, which they use to goad beasts with - I only saw this one prick; it was certainly not a wound at all likely to produce death.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-30

796. PETER YATTON , WILLIAM HENRY LOVELL , and JAMES BROWN , were indicted for feloniously assaulting Lewis Rushton , on the King's highway, on the 6th of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 7 l.; three seals, value 6 l.; one key, value 9 s.; one ring, value 10 s.; one crown-piece, and one half-crown , his property.

LEWIS RUSHTON . I am a tailor , and live in Little Nelson-street, City-road. On Sunday the 5th of May, I left home at two o'clock in the afternoon, and went to Charles-street, Hatton-garden; then through the City to Whitechapel - I went into a public-house in Brick-lane, about eleven o'clock, Margaret Jones was with me; I did not know her before that day - I was there about a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes. Yatton was there with six or seven more. I pulled out my watch to see the time, and left the house about half-past eleven o'clock, and went into the George and Dragon, public-house, Cartwright-street, kept by the prisoner Brown. Jones was still with me - I saw Yatton there again with other people; I rather think they were the same I saw with him at the public-house, as the people had followed me out of the house. I called for a glass of rum and water, and just as I got in, in came the prisoners with six or eight others, and began shoving me about, and knocked my glass over - one said to the other,

"You have knocked the gentleman's liquor over," I said never mind the liquor if the glass is not broken - I called for another glass, and had scarcely got it before they all seized upon me - they cut my fob from my breeches, and bound me down quite tight, with my arms fast down to my side; I cried out

"Landlord spare me,

they are robbing me" - the landlord said,

"Go it you ***," they nearly strangled me, and when I came to myself, I found both my pockets turned inside out, and my watch and seals taken away, and 5 s. and a half-crown piece. They then all went out; I can swear to Yatton and Brown - Yatton assisted in holding me down; Brown kept saying

"Go it! Go it!" he stood behind me, and one hand held my head back, I cannot say it was his hand - I did not see him standing behind, but I could hear him; he was just behind the settle where I sat. When they were gone, I said to Brown,

"They have robbed me;" he said,

"Have they." I said I did not know what to do for my property, and declined leaving the house directly, and so he took me by the shoulder and shoved me out, saying I had better go. I wanted his assistance to get a watchman; I told him so - he opened the door and shoved me down the steps and so I went away. I cried out Murder! and robbery! I went to the watch-house, and they told me to come next morning to Worship-street; I have not found my property - I had seen Yatton before that night; I saw him again at Worship-street on the Tuesday. I was sober when I went to the George. It was about one mile and a half from my house. Two men shewed me to the watch-house.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. Where did you meet Jones - A. At the Harp, public-house, Aylesbury-street, Clerkenwell, about two o'clock; two men were with her. I staid there drinking half an hour; I went with her to five or six other public-houses, and drank at all of them. I had been walking about the streets till eleven o'clock.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-31

797. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , one watch, value 1 l.; one chain, value 1 s., and two seals, value 2 s. , the goods of George De Grange .

GEORGE DE GRANGE . I live at the Sun Tavern, St. George's-fields . The prisoner came to lodge with me, on Saturday fortnight or three weeks, and remained till the Monday night, when I lost my watch, and on Tuesday morning he went away - I lost it from my bed-room; it was taken before I went to bed - I had put it there on Sunday night. I expected him to return, but he did not.

WILLIAM PEARSON . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner, and found the duplicate of the watch in his pocket on Thursday evening.

THOMAS JOHNSON . I am shopman to Mr. Nicholls. This duplicate is ours. I believe the prisoner to be the man who pawned the watch on Tuesday morning, between eight and nine o'clock on the 30th of April - I asked if it was his, he said Yes, and gave the name of Smith, Ratcliff-cross.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found the duplicate.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-32

798. ROBERT SHUTE was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , one necklace, value 7 s., the goods of Isaac Cash , from the person of Mary Cash .

MARY CASH . I am the daughter of Isaac Cash , who keeps the Union, public-house, Union-street, Shoreditch . On the 3d of May, I was looking at the chimney sweeps in Crabtree-row ; the prisoner came behind me, and snatched the necklace from my neck. I had said to Purvis who was with me, let us go away for they want to rob us, and then he snatched it, and ran down Robin Hood-lane - he was brought back in about ten minutes. I am sure of him.

AMELIA PURVIS . I was with Mary Cash . I saw the prisoner come behind her, and put his hands on her back; I said,

"Let us go," and as we crossed over, he snatched the necklace off her neck. He was brought back about ten minutes after. I am quite sure of him.

PHOEBE RUSSELL . I live in Duncan's-court, Shoreditch. I saw him run down the court in a very great fright and did not know which way to run; he ran into a privy and shut the door - a mob came after him, and before they ran down the court, two girls ran to the privy; he ran out and tried to knock some of them down. The necklace was found in the privy immediately.

MARY CHARLTON . I am sixteen years old. I saw the prisoner come out of the privy; I went in soon after and found the necklace on a ledge above my head.

JOSEPH PULLEN . I took him in charge with the necklace.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I just turned into the court for a necessary purpose and was taken.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-33

799. MARY SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May , four sovereigns, the property of William M'Lean , from his person .

WILLIAM M'Lean . I live in Guilford-street, Foundling Hospital. Last Saturday night I saw the prisoner at the end of Guilford-street ; she accosted me - I went down a court with her, I had not been two minutes with her, and turning to come away I put my hand in my pocket, and my four sovereigns were gone; they were safe not ten minutes before - she denied having them; a groom came by and said she had got them in her mouth - he took two sovereigns and 1 s. from her mouth. I had lost two or three shillings. Baker came up, and found the other two in her pocket. I was sober. I gave her no money.

JAMES BAKER . I am a watchman. She was given in my charge - I found two sovereigns and 1 s. in her pocket, which she said he gave to her. He was sober, and denied it.

Prisoner's Defence. He gave me the money, I thought it was silver, and when I found it was gold, I had not honesty enough to return it.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-34

800. JANE PROBIN was indicted for stealing, on the

6th of April , one blanket, value 5 s.; three table cloths, value 2 s.; four books, value 4 s., and one shift, value 1 s. , the goods of Martha Gadd , spinster .

MARTHA GADD . I am a book-folder , and live in Ironmonger-row . I took the prisoner to lodge with me, we slept together. On the 6th of April, I missed these things from my room when I came home at night - she was gone - the blanket was safe over night.

JOSEPH PRINCE . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner on the 30th of April, in St. John-street. She gave me a pocket book containing a quantity of duplicates, among which were those for the prosecutrix's things.

JOHN AARON . I am shopman to Mr. Cassell, a pawnbroker of St. Lukes. I have a blanket and a piece of linen pawned on the 5th of February and 6th of April, by the prisoner in the name of Sarah Brown , Old-street. I knew her before.

MATTHEW HEATH MOSS . I am shopman to Mrs. Sowerby a pawnbroker of Chiswell-street. On the 28th of January two books were pawned, and one in February, by the prisoner, I believe. The duplicates produced are what I gave her.

JOHN HAWKINS . I am servant to Mr. Fryett, a pawnbroker. I have a pocket pawned on the 27th of February, in the name of Ann Brown . I believe the prisoner to be the person.

JOHN MATTHEWS . I am a pawnbroker. I have a book pawned in the name of Brown. I believe the prisoner to be the woman.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was in great distress.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Recommended to Mercy.

Confined One Week .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-35

801. ROBERT MATTHEWS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , 14 lbs. of lead, value 3 s.; and 20 lbs. of copper, value 6 s., belonging to Andrew Reid and others, his partners, and fixed to a building of theirs; and one fixture (i.e.) one metal cock, value 3 s. , their property.

EDWARD INKERSLEY . I am in the service of Andrew Reid and Co., he has several partners. On Sunday the 28th of April, about twenty minutes after nine o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner opposite my own door in Portpool-lane , which is opposite the premises this lead was fixed to. A woman in my room, said three suspicious characters had ran out of the dray yard - I looked and saw them return to the gate, one went up the yard with a rough great coat on - I opened my door and saw him come down the yard with his great coat off, and something wrapped in it, and with an oath he called one of the other two to lay hold of it; the prisoner laid hold of it - I ran across to seize the other but could not; I then followed the prisoner, he ran off, and threw the property on my toes - I secured him two hundred yards off. I found the great coat contained three pieces of copper pipe, and a cock, they had been wrenched off the wall leading from the boiler - I think they had wrenched it off before I saw them. It was all safe a fortnight before - it matched with what remained; it was fresh broken.

THOMAS ALLEN . I am a watchman. I saw some boys waiting about there at a quarter past nine o'clock, and told them to go home - at half-past nine o'clock I heard an alarm. The witness took the prisoner.

GEORGE SHIPLING . I am keeper of Eagle-street watch-house. The pipe and cock were brought in. I matched it with what remained.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-36

802. JOSEPH BANNISTER was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of Henry Lumley , from his person .

MAJOR HENRY LUMLEY . On the 10th of May, I was at Covent Garden Theatre , and was handing a lady into her carriage - I felt something behind, and missed my handkerchief from my coat pocket. I was fetched next day to the office.

Cross-examined by MR. BOLLAND. Q. You saw nobody - A. No.

JOHN MASON . I am a Bow-street patrol. On the 10th of May, as the company were coming from the Theatre, I saw the prisoner in the act of taking a handkerchief from the Major's pocket I secured him immediately, and saw him drop it from his right hand. I was about three yards from him.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you not apprehend one Edge - A. Yes; on suspicion of being with the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy, on account of having an excellent character.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-37

803. JOHN GEARY was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , four yards of stuff, value 3 s. , the goods of John Richards .

GEORGE HEDGER . I am a cabinet maker, and live at Mile End , nearly opposite the prosecutor's. On the 16th of May, about one o'clock I was in my front room, and saw the prisoner at Richards's door - he pulled down a piece of stuff, which hung at the door, and ran round the corner; I ran over and called the shopman, and as I came out I met him returning, and secured him. I found the stuff in his hat.

JOHN DALBRIDGE . I am shopman to Mr. John Richards . Hedger informed me the stuff was stolen; he caught the prisoner with it in his hat. I gave him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-38

804. THOMAS GIBSON was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , two sheets, value 5 s.; three shirts, value 7 s., and one handkerchief, value 6 d. , the goods of John Lawrence Elderton .

CATHERINE ELDERTON . I am the wife of John Lawrence Elderton , of John-street, Bermondsey. I am a laundress. On the 29th of April I had fetched some linen from Mr. Bowles, of Wood-street, about three o'clock in the afternoon - I had a large and a small bundle; I put the large one in a bag belonging to Mr. Sharp, and tied the small one in a handkerchief, and put it on the other - I went up stairs to Mrs. Sharp, of Pudding-lane , leaving the bundles in the passage; when I came down I saw a crowd, and found Mr. Sharp holding the prisoner, and the small bundle was out at the door - it contained the articles stated in the indictment.

JANE FULBROOK . I am servant to Mr. Sharp. Elderton called for the linen, and had two bundles with her, which she left in the passage - the milk woman came to the door, and as soon as she was gone, a boy who afterwards ran away, came and asked for a drop of water, I went up stairs for it, returned in a moment, but did not miss the bundle, the boy was gone; I shut the door and went up stairs - there was a knock, I came down and found Dady with the prisoner and bundle in charge.

WILLIAM DADY . I am a smith. I was working opposite Mr. Sharp's, and saw the prisoner and another come up the lane, and stop two doors from Mr. Sharp's; the other one went and spoke to the servant at the door; she went up stairs leaving the door open - he beckoned to the prisoner as soon as her back was turned, and he went to him, the other walked into the passage, and brought a small bundle to the prisoner; I pursued him across Monument-yard, and secured him in East-cheap with the bundle in his hand, and took him back to Mr. Sharp's.

RICHARD GILLBANK . I am a constable. I received him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-39

804. THOMAS OAKLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , one coat, value 10 s., the goods of William Grubb ; one coat, value 5 s.; one pair of breeches, value 2 s. 6 d.; two shirts, value 10 s.; three neckerchiefs, value 3 s.; two pair of stockings, value 2 s., and one box, value 1 s. 6 d. , the goods of Edmund Robert Williams .

WILLIAM GRUBB . I live at Oxford. On the 30th of April I came to London in care of a deranged gentleman. We got to the Gloster coffee-house in a post-chaise about four o'clock in the afternoon, and called a coach which the prisoner drove; I told him to drive to Warburton's, Bethnal Green . I put a deal box inside the coach with the gentleman's clothes in it, and my own coat; his name is Edmund Robert Williams , it contained the property stated in the indictment. I locked it up myself; he drove it to Warburton's - I paid him the fare, and forgot to take out the box, it was on the front seat, he had put it there himself; he sat us down about half-past four o'clock, and in a quarter of an hour I recollected the box; I am not certain whether his number was 860 or 862. About twenty minutes past eight o'clock I saw the coach on the stand at Cornhill, and knew it. I looked in, and the box was gone; the prisoner was fetched to me as the driver - I knew him directly, and told him I was sorry he should have drove off with my luggage, and asked if he had not set me down at Mr. Warburton's, he said Yes. I asked what he had done with the box of clothes and my great coat, he said he knew nothing about it; I collared him, and said I would insist on having it. I gave him in charge. The beadle got into the coach and searched it, and the whole of the property was found except a pair of slippers, and the box was broken all to pieces.

Cross-examined by MR. WALFORD. Q. When was the property found - A. While I was gone to the Compter.

JOHN TAYLOR . I am an officer of Cornhill. I was fetched and took the prisoner; I took him to the Compter. Grubb went after him, he said if Grubb would forgive him he would endeavour to get back his property. I left the coach in charge of Smith who took it to the Green-yard; the box was found broken in pieces; he had before said he had not got it.

JOHN DIXON SMITH . Taylor left me in charge of the coach; I searched it immediately, and in the sword-case of the coach found two shirts and three neck-handkerchiefs, and behind the nose-bags under the seat I found Grubb's great coat, a suit of clothes, and two pair of stockings; and under the cushions I found the pieces of the box.

(Coat produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Confined One Year and twice Publicly Whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-40

806. JAMES MASLIN was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , four curtains, value 20 s.; three pair of sheets, value 29 s.; two pair of pillow-cases, value 2 s.; one table-cloth, value 1 s.; one towel, value 1 s.; one blanket, value 12 s.; one salt, value 2 s.; one knife, value 6 d., and one milk-jug, value 1 s., the goods of Thomas Cole , in a lodging-room .

ANN COLE . I am the wife of Thomas Cole , we live in Angel-street, St. Martin's-le-grand . The prisoner came to lodge with us in February on the first floor at 7 s. per week; he paid for five weeks, and left on the 26th of April, between five and six o'clock in the morning; we had given him warning to leave on Saturday - he had these things to use with the lodging; he was brought to us in a fortnight after, and gave us information where to find the property.

RICHARD LAWRENCE . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Drury-lane. I have a blanket pawned on the 26th of April, in the name of John Cole .

JOHN PEARSON . I am a servant to Mr. Harman, pawnbroker, Tottenham Court-road. I have a pair of sheets pawned on the 26th of April, in the name of Thomas Cole .

ROBERT FOX. I am servant to Mr. Newby a pawnbroker of Drury-lane. I have four curtains and a sheet pawned on the 26th of April, for 23 s. in the name of Thomas Cole .

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN TRIGG . I am a constable. He was given in my charge - I found this letter on him, directed to the prosecutor.

The letter was here read, it enclosed duplicates of the property, and stated his intention of redeeming them.

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Confined Two Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-41

807. TAMAR BURY and MARTHA CADLER were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of February , one ring, value 4 s. 6 d. , the goods of Joseph York Hatton .

SARAH HATTON . I am the wife of Joseph York Hatton , a watchmaker . The prisoners were strangers; I think I have seen them in the house before. On the 25th of February they came to look at some wedding-rings about ten o'clock in the morning; nobody else was in the shop. I shewed them some on cards; they stopped about ten minutes and bought none. I shewed them three cards, they returned the first two - Bury had the card in her hand last; I told her there was one missing from the third. They had each tried on rings; she said she knew nothing of it - there ought to have been nine rings on it. Mr. Hatton came in and they were both taken into the parlour, and an officer sent for; the ring was not found; they refused to be searched except by a female, but the officer at last searched them; they only had one shilling and a farthing in money.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Bury did not ask for the rings - A. No. They said nothing about paying one shilling at a time - the rings were sewed on the cards; there were nine on the third card.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Does your boy serve in the shop - A. No; nor my husband, he has business out of doors.

GEORGE GRAVES . I am fifteen years old. The prisoners came into the shop together, and asked to look at some wedding-rings; my mistress shewed them some on cards; she said one ring was deficient from the last card; they were detained. I looked about the shop but could find none.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Does your master serve - A. He is seldom at home; he serves when he is at home.

WILLIAM WATERS . I am a constable. I took the prisoners and searched them as minutely as possible with decency, but could find nothing.

BURY'S Defence. I told her I wished to pay her a trifle per week.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-42

808. WILLIAM HANKIN was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , one truss of clover hay, value 2 s. 6 d. , the goods of Sarah Ann Mountain .

SARAH ANN MOUNTAIN . I live at the Saracen's Head, Snow-hill . I sell the manure in the yard to Mr. Brand, of Edmonton; the prisoner was his servant and came for it. In the hay-loft over the dunghill a load of clover was stowed.

GEORGE HAZELWOOD WORRALL . I am a constable. I was in Giltspur-street and saw Mrs. Mountain's son ordering the prisoner to bring back his load of dung; he took it back, and I followed the cart into the yard and found a truss of clover in the cart covered over with loose hay; he said he did not know how it came there; the clover was counted in the loft, and two trusses missed - another truss was found in the other man's cart.

HENRY LEAK . I am porter at the yard. The prisoner came for a cart of dung - we followed the two carts and found a truss in each covered with hay; they could not get the clover without going into the loft.

THOMAS LEWIS . I am in the service of Mrs. Mountain. A load of clover came in on this day, and was put into the loft. I saw the prisoner loading the dung; they must go into the loft to get the clover. There was a ladder leading to the loft - I found the truss in the prisoner's cart covered with loose hay, meadow hay. I counted the trusses of clover, two were missing, and one was found in each cart; they were of the same quality, it had been delivered half an hour before the prisoner came.

Prisoner's Defence. A strange man in the yard helped us to load the dung. The hay was put into our cart without our seeing it - the dung smoked.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Whipped and Discharged.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-43

809. JAMES LEWIS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , one truss of clover, value 2 s. 6 d. , the goods of Sarah Ann Mountain .

SARAH ANN MOUNTAIN . The prisoner drove another cart of manure. I suspected him, and sent after him, he was brought back.

GEORGE HAZELWOOD WORRALL . The prosecutrix's son fetched the prisoner back. I saw the truss of clover in his cart, covered with loose hay the same as the other; he said he did not know how it came there.

HENRY LEAKE . I saw the truss found in his cart.

THOMAS LEWIS . There had been a load of clover there just before the prisoner came; there are thirty-six trusses in the load - I counted them and found only thirty-four.

Prisoner's Defence. When I entered the yard, Hankin had half filled his cart - as I was going away they said I had a truss; I said it was unknown to me.

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Whipped and Discharged.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-44

810. WILLIAM REDMOND was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , one seal, value 3 l.; one key, value 10 s. 6 d.; one ring, value 10 s. 6 d., and one slide, value 10 s. 6 d., the goods of Joseph Fryson , from his person .

JOSEPH FRYSON . I am a linen-draper , and live at Yarmouth. On the 30th of April, between eight and nine o'clock at night, I was in Bishopsgate-street - I had a watch with appendages fastened by a gold chain - the prisoner ran up against me; I am certain of him; he kept close to me - I could neither get backwards or forwards - two or three others were in his company. I felt three or four violent pulls at my chain, it gave way; my fob was twisted. He immediately ran off; I pursued him, calling Stop thief! the prisoner was stopped - I had never lost sight of him. I have not found the property. I gave him in charge.

WILLIAM PLAISTOW . I am a constable. I received the prisoner in charge.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-45

THIRD DAY. FRIDAY, MAY 24, 1822.

811. ANN MOUNTFORD was indicted for the wilful murder of Lucy Mountford .

MARY IRELAND . I have lived in Virginia-row, Bethnal-green for three years - the prisoner has lived in the house all that time; her husband is a weaver; she has had ten children, all living; the youngest child was named Lucy; she was nine months and about a fortnight old. On the 12th of May, I heard her husband go out in the morning; I heard nothing uncomfortable between them. I have the parlour and shop, and they have the one pair - I could hear all that passed in their room. I saw the prisoner about a quarter before eleven o'clock; she rapped loudly at my room door; I opened it, and saw her in a kind of frantic manner; she repeated many times,

"I have done it! I have done it! Send for an officer; I want to be hung; I must be hung; I have done it to be hung;" I said

"What have you done?" she said,

"I have killed my child, I have cut its head off." Seeing her in that frantic state, and throwing herself about, and pulling her clothes about in a wild manner, and foaming at the mouth (froth came out of her mouth) I said,

"Poor thing you are agitated, I will send for a doctor;" she repeated

"Send for an officer," and shewed me her hands, which were all bloody, and she kept licking the blood off, saying,

"Send for an officer." She asked for a cloth to wipe the blood off her hands. Her manner was wild all this time; she was stamping. I gave her a dry cloth; she looked about as if looking for water, and forced by me into my room - she then took the lid off a saucepan, which was on the fire, and then wiped her hands with the cloth; the steam of the water was then ascending over her head. I immediately went into the room, and she said,

"Send for an officer; now the blood is off me, take me - hang me;" she was still throwing herself about, and pulling he clothes, and stamping - she looked so wild that I was afraid of her. I ran out of the room, and she followed me, and called for an officer again. When I went to the front door, Cranch the officer was there - she kept calling in the same wild manner, saying,

"Take me away, and hang me;" she said to the officer,

"I have done it, take me away." When the officer laid hold of her arm, she said,

"I don't run away, I did it to be taken." She was taken away in about five minutes. She was a kind, and good mother to all her family.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. Have you the least doubt of her being insane at the time - A. I am positive she must be insane.

COURT. Q. Had you observed that she was fond of that child - A. She was kind to them all; it was rather a delicate child - she suckled it at this time. I had thought for five or six weeks before, that she seemed to walk in a low, desponding state. She went to a place of worship every Sunday, and was rather of a religious turn - she was sober; she appeared deranged. Nothing occurred to put her out of humour that morning - if there had been words in her family, I must have heard it. She had been attempting to wean the child for three weeks - it often happens that at that time women have a milk fever. She said she had taught it to eat a little, but still gave it the breast at times. I had advised her to wean it as she looked poorly, and about a fortnight before she said it was such a delicate thing she could not bear to wean it.

Q. Then she suffered it to prey on her strength rather than hurt the child's health - A. Yes. She spoke very affectionately. Giving the milk now and then would cause the milk to flow into the breast, and keep it fuller than if she suckled it entirely. The fever would be more or less violent according to the quantity of milk - I told her I thought she was hurting herself, by suckling it; she said it was such a delicate little creature, she could not go on with weaning it.

ROBERT CRANCH . I am a special constable of Bethnal-green. I was sent for, and got to the house about eleven o'clock, and saw the prisoner standing by the side of a man in the passage - the man said,

"I want an officer;" I said

"I am one" - he said

"Then I give you charge of this woman, she has committed Murder!" she said,

"I have done it! I have committed wilful Murder!" Dudley came in in the interval, and I gave her in his charge. I went up stairs to the two pair, which was a weaver's loom-room, and at the top of the stairs I saw a child laying with its head severed from its body; the head laid about a foot from the body; and several streams of blood had flown from the body; a razor laid in one of the streams, which I produce - I immediately returned to the prisoner, and said,

"You must go to the watch-house;" I took her there, and at the watch-house; I asked the cause of her committing so rash an act - she said she had been very uncomfortable in her mind for a long time; that she had received the good things of the Lord, but had lost them - that she had attempted to hang herself three weeks ago, but she could not. I asked if she had attempted to kill her child three weeks ago; she said she had thought of it, and attempted to hang herself that morning to the loom beam. I asked why she committed this act on the youngest in particular; she said she took the youngest because she could do it the easiest.

Cross-examined. Q. Were you not obliged to put her on a strait-waistcoat that night or next morning - A. Next morning, she was quite outrageous - she had much more strength than I should have expected from a woman of her appearance.

THOMAS BAYLIS . I live opposite the prisoner. I got to the house about a quarter to eleven o'clock, and saw her in the passage. Some people were with her - I was flurried, and did not take particular notice. She said

"I have cut my child's head off;" she caught hold of my coat, and said,

"Don't you go up, I have cut it right off, and don't you go up," still holding me - I rushed from her, and ran up stairs, and saw the body about a quarter of a yard from stairs. I came down and she was in custody. Before I went up she said,

"Take me! Take me!"

CHARLES LEAGOW . I got to the house about half-past ten o'clock; I knew the prisoner many years. When

I got there she appeared quite in a deranged state, and she looked very wild indeed; I asked her what she had done, she said

"I have done it!" her eyes were continually rolling about. I said,

"Mrs. Mountford what have you done!" she said,

"I have done it and want to be taken;" she repeated this over and over again, in a very wild manner; quite different to what I had seen her before. I went to her at the watch-house afterwards, she then looked very wild; this was between three and four o'clock. Her father-in-law, two of her brothers-in-law, and her sister-in-law were with her; I took her hand, and said.

"Mrs. Mountford, how came you to commit this rash act on your child;" she said,

"I want to be hung." Her hands and eyes kept moving about; she said,

"I want to be hung, for I am tired of my life." She spoke in an agitated way, and repeated it once or twice. I asked if she would not sooner go home to her family than be hung; she said,

"No." I asked if she had any particular dislike to that child than to any of the others; she said,

"No."

Cross-examined. Q. You have no doubt of her derangement - A. I am positive she could not be in her right mind; she was a kind and humane mother as ever lived, and has nine children now. I believe every sense of recollection had left her.

COURT. Q. Had you observed her conduct to that child - No, she was kind to all; she was of a religious turn for the last ten years; she has been in the habit of going to Meeting; and, I believe, religion and her heavy family have caused this.

(The Prisoner being asked for her defence) said,

"I wish leave to go home to my family again if it is possible."

PATRICK TUFT . I am the prisoner's brother; when she was about ten years old an accident happened to me, and in consequence of her seeing me she went out of her mind, and was deranged for nearly a month. My mother was deranged in her younger days, and in the latter part of her life, at different intervals. I met the prisoner in the street about eight months ago, and had not seen her since, till she was at the watch-house. When I met her she said she was very well; I saw her twisting and looking back in a deranged manner, I asked what was the matter, she said, she was very poorly and did not know where she was going; it struck me that she was a little deranged.

MR. JOSEPH DALTON . I am a surgeon, and live in Carey-street, Lincoln's Inn fields - I attended the prisoner two years and a half ago for a bodily disorder; I perceived her to be a woman of melancholy temper. She had symptoms which indicate a predisposition to insanity, it was a species of insanity which is at times hereditary in families, it is very susceptible to break out at particular intervals. I have known an attempt to wean a child and not accomplishing it, produce insanity; if it was lurking in the habit it would be more likely to break out at that time. When I attended her in 1819, she repeatedly made use of the words,

"I have no peace at all," and in notes which I have of her case, those words repeatedly occur. I was not at all surprised when I heard she was the subject of insanity. At the time of weaning, the breast remains extremely full of milk, which always produces a degree of irritation. I believe she was an affectionate wife, and had correct parental feelings.

NOT GUILTY, being Insane .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-46

812. JOSHUA ARNOLD was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Mary Higgins , widow , about twelve o'clock in the night, of the 5th of May , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch, with intent to steal and stealing two umbrellas, value 3 s.; one basket, value 6 d.; one knife, value 4 d, and two shillings, the property of John Vann ; and one umbrella, value 3 s., and one parasol, value 3 s. , the goods of Thomas Sutcliffe .

JOSEPH VANN . I am a cooper and live in Plumber-street, City-road , with my mother-in-law, Mary Higgins , who is a widow and keeps the house. On the night of the 5th of May, about twenty minutes past ten o'clock, I went to bed. My mother was out nursing; I have a child and a housekeeper. I am a widower; I fastened the door and shut the windows, and about one o'clock was disturbed by a noise in my bed-room; I had only shut my bed-room door-I laid still three or four minutes, and heard a person breathe; I drew back my curtain and saw a person by my bed-side; it was moon-light. He went out directly, and I followed him into the yard and seized him; he told me not to strike him, but to call the watch. Mrs. Sutcliffe the lodger called the watchman, and he was secured. I found two umbrellas, a knife, and a basket, moved from the passage into the yard - I suppose he had been in the yard before, the umbrellas hung outside the kitchen window. Mrs. Sutcliffe's parasol and umbrella were also there; I found the kitchen window had been pulled back, it was secure at night, shut, but not fastened. The kitchen is on the ground floor, and so is my bedroom. When we got to the watch-house I missed two shillings out of my breeches pocket, and he said he had taken them out of my pocket, they hung on a chair by the bed-side.

RACHAEL SUTCLIFFE . I am the wife of Thomas Sutcliffe . I lodge in the house; I was alarmed in the night by Mr. Vann. I called the watchman; my parasol and umbrella were taken from the landing-place on the first floor.

JAMES CORCORAN . I am a headborough. I was on duty at the watch-house, when the prisoner was brought in with the umbrellas and parasol; I searched him, and found two shillings and 1 d. on him - he voluntarily said he got the two shillings from the prosecutor's pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GEORGE SHEEN. I am a watchman of Shoreditch parish. About quarter past one o'clock I heard a call of watch; I went to Vann's, secured the prisoner, and took him to the watch-house.

Prisoner's Defence. I was distressed, and beg for mercy.

One witness gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor who had known him two years before, and stated that he was distressed.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-47

813. THOMAS BEECH was indicted for feloniously assaulting Michael M'Guire , in a certain field near the King's highway, on the 28th of April , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one not, value 1 d.; forty oranges, value 2 s.; one purse, value 1 d.; twelve half-crowns, forty shillings, and twenty sixpences , his property.

MICHAEL M'GUIRE. I live in Wentworth-street, Whitechapel, I occasionally go into the country to buy rags, phials, and things. In April last I was in London, and I went to Hatfield; on Monday I was going towards Cockfosters, I saw the prisoner between eight and nine o'clock at night at Cockfosters , where I had some beer, he was outside the house. I gave him part of three or four pints of beer; a young lad was with him, and my mistress was with me. I left the public-house a little past eight o'clock, and crossed the fields to go to Barnet for a lodging, it was about a mile and half off. When I had crossed four or five fields the prisoner overtook me, and another man; and I asked if they were going to Barnet, they walked with me about one hundred yards, then knocked me down; I got up and they knocked me down again; and his companion came behind me while I was on the ground, and took a bottle of liquor out of my pocket, and robbed me of three dozen and four oranges, and a blue purse, containing four pounds in half crowns, shillings and six-pences. The last words the prisoner said were,

"If you do'nt be off I will have your life." I have known him for eight years, I did not know the other man's name, but think he was at the public-house with him. I gave information next morning, and saw the prisoner again two days after. He only knocked me down, we never had any words.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. The lady you call your mistress is not your wife - A. I married her at the Catholic chapel; she was singing as we crossed the field, and I told her not; I did not strike her. I went to the constable, and saw his wife. I did not say I had lost five sovereigns; my money was in my left-hand waistcoat pocket - I was quite sober.

ANN M'GUIRE . I am the wife of the last witness. We set out between six and seven o'clock in the morning, with one hundred and fifty oranges, and went to Cockfosters, and went into the Cock, public-house, to sell oranges. I saw the prisoner standing at the door; several people were with him - he was drinking beer; I never saw him before, but my husband knew him. My husband staid at the Cock, while he had four pints of beer - several drank out of it - we left, and were going to lodge at Barnet. We went nearly a mile through the fields, when the prisoner with another man overtook us - we asked if they were going to Barnet; he said he was, and he went as far as the field-gate with us, and then asked my husband what he was going to do with the woman, meaning me - I was singing as I crossed the field. My husband said what was that to him - he seized my husband, and knocked him down; he got up; he knocked him down again, and his companion took the bottle of liquor out of his pocket, and also three dozen and four oranges - he lost 4 l. in money. His companion said,

"Come along Tom, I have got what we wanted;" Tom then said to my husband, if he did not be off he would have his life.

Cross-examined Q. Did you return to the public-house to find him - A. No; we had enough to do to run off for our lives. He kept his money in his waistcoat pocket.

MICHEAL M'GUIRE re-examined. I had 18 d. a dozen for all the oranges I sold, and had about 3 l. in silver when I set out. I counted my money in the field, and there was 4 l.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you offer to make this up for 3 s. - A. No; I said if I could get within 3 s. or 5 s. of my money, I would go no further. I was tried here eight years ago for manslaughter. I have known the prisoner for years.

FREDERICK PROPSTRING . I am an officer. On the 29th of April, about nine o'clock the prosecutor came and wished me to take Beech - I sent him to my partner, and about ten o'clock next morning, the prisoner came and surrended to me; I said the Magistrate was not at home and he must come next day, which he did. If I had not known that he bore a good character, I should not have let him go.

Prisoner's Defence. I heard this woman cry Murder! in the fields - I went to assist her, and she said I had saved her life. She went behind him, and took a bottle out of his pocket - he put up his stick, and said he would murder her and me too. I took it from him, and threw it away.

ANN LANGLEY . I am the wife of the constable of Barnet. The prosecutor came to my house between eight and nine o'clock on the evening of the robbery, and said the man robbed him of five sovereigns, which were in his breeches pocket, and that he cut his pocket-off. Next morning he said he had been to the prisoner's mother, and asked her for 5 s. to think no more about it, but she refused.

WILLIAM CLEAVER . I am a shoemaker at Cockfosters. M'Guire came to me on the evening of the robbery, much intoxicated. I saw him next day in my shop; he did not say he had been robbed, but ill used - that if the prisoner gave him 3 s. he would not hurt a hair of his head, but if not he would prig him before one o'clock.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-48

813. WILLIAM CHALK was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , one coat, value 2 l. , the goods of William Fitch .

WILLIAM FITCH . I live at Avley, in Essex. Last Tuesday I was in Whitechapel in a one horse chaise - my coat was on the chair; I left my wife and daughter in care of it, and returned in a minute - my daughter said it was stolen; I ran and found the prisoner with it.

GEORGE ELLIS . I am an officer. I heard the cry of Stop thief! in Whitechapel, and stopped the prisoner who was running with the coat on his arm.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-49

814. JAMES EDWARDS and JAMES FLAWN were indicted for stealing, on the 1st of April , at St. Martin in the fields, eighteen copper plates, value 100 l., the goods of Joseph Matthews , in his dwelling-house ; and

WILLIAM HAMMERTON was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen .

JOSEPH MATTHEWS . I live in Hunt's-court, Castle-street, Leicester-fields . I know the prisoner Edwards, his father, mother, and himself lodged at my house - I am a copper plate engraver - I missed nothing till the 20th of April, when in consequence of what Mitchell told me, I examined my stock, and missed four or five copper plates, and afterwards twenty-two. I have seen four at Shadwell Office, in Mitchell's posesion; they are part of those I missed. They were safe at the beginning of April, I know. The whole I have lost are worth 5 l. each plate, and some of them 10 l., but none less than 5 l. I had frequently met Edwards on the stairs and when he saw me, he always turned back again. He was going towards where the plates were kept, which is separated from the kitchen; he appeared confused, but I suspected nothing then.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. You saw him on the kitchen stairs - A. Yes. I have no lodgers but his family.

ALEXANDER MITCHELL . I am a surveyor of the Thames Police. On the 20th of April, I apprehended Edwards at Mr. Matthews's house, about some plates, and on the 21st, Mr. Matthews made a communication to me, in consequence of which, I went to Edwards on board the Police ship; I told him Mr. Matthews had missed more plates, and asked if he knew any thing about them; he voluntarily said,

"I do, I in company with another boy, took a quantity of plates from Mr. Matthew's house at different times - the first plate we took, we employed a boy named Gagger, who took the plate to a house up a court in Drury-lane, and there sold it, and brought us part of the money - we afterwards took a quantity more, which were carried by myself and another boy to the same place." In consequence of this I searched the house of the prisoner Hammerton, but found nothing there relating to the plates. I took Hammerton on board the ship to Edwards, who said,

"That is the man I sold the plates to," Hammerton said,

"You scoundrel, you know nothing of me;" Edwards said,

"I do, you bought the plates; you gave me 6 d. a lb. for the first lot, and 4 d. for the rest." I took Hammerton in custody.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. He denied all knowledge of them - A. Yes.

JAMES BEACHEY . I am a surveyor of the Thames Police. I was with Mitchell, and searched Hammerton's house, and then took him on board the vessel to Edwards - Mitchell called him up, and asked him if he knew any one standing on the fore-castle, he looked and pointed to Hammerton; Mitchell called him forward, and Edwards said to his face, that he was the man who bought the plates; he denied it, and called him a d - d rascal.

CHARLES GREEN . I am an officer of the Thames Police. I apprehended Flawn in George-street, St. Giles's, on the 22d of April, and asked him if he knew what I wanted him for, he said he did not; I said I wanted him for stealing copper plates; he immediately asked if Edwards was in custody, I said he was; he said Edwards and another boy knew all about them - I asked if he ever carried any plates along with the other boy, he said he lid, to an old iron shop under an archway in Drury-lane; that he should know the man by sight, but did not know his name - I asked if he meant Shorts gardens, he said he did - I asked if he took the plates into the house; he said No, but that Edwards carried them in, as the person would only admit one person into the house at a time - that he had taken some plates on the Saturday week previous, and on that day Edwards brought one half-crown from the man, and on the Monday following he received 14 s., which they shared among them; but Edwards had the best share. I took him to the office, and he pointed out Hammerton from among six or seven other people, as the man who received them; he denied it. Flawn said the plates came from Hunt's-court, Castle-street; that he was not in the house on any occasion, but waited outside in the street.

WILLIAM HALL . I work at a butcher's in Clare-market. I am called Gagger. I know Flawn, and have seen Edwards in his company passing our shop. About a month or five weeks ago, I was in Clare-market - Edwards and Flawn brought me a copper plate, tied in a blue apron; Edwards gave it me, and said it was a copper plate, and could I sell it, I said No - they shewed me an old iron shop in Short's gardens, and I took it in; Hammerton took it - he said nothing, but put it in the scale directly, and said,

"Here is your money," and gave me a half-crown, which I brought out, and gave to Edwards - they gave me sixpence.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you been in custody before this - A. No. I job about as a drover.

RUSSELL PONTIFEX . I am a manufacturer of copper plates for engravers, and live in Lisle-street, Soho. I think I have seen Hammerton before; I have a very strong suspicion on my mind that he is the man who called on me about the beginning of April to ask what I would give for old copper plates; it was about a fortnight before Mr. Matthews called on me; I told him the price, but he never brought any. The impression is so strong on my mind that if your Lordship said I must swear either that he is or is not the man, I should rather swear that he is.

Q. How long were you with him - A. About two minutes. I described him to Mr. Matthews before he was apprehended.

MR. MATTHEWS. I have recovered none of this property: the value of one plate is from 8 l. to 10 l.; they were Ward's Sketchings, and some engravings; they were as good as new - the lowest value of any one of them could not be less than 8 l.; they would not sell for less than 5 l. at an auction of the trade, if fair notice was given - old plates always have the engravings erased.

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

HAMMERTON'S Defence. I do not know the boys.

Four witnesses gave Edwards a good character.

EDWARDS - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 49.

FLAWN - NOT GUILTY .

HAMMERTON - GUILTY . Aged 49.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-50

815. GEORGE GIBSON , the said JAMES EDWARDS , and JAMES FLAWN , were indicted for stealing, on the 18th

of April , at St. Martin in the Fields, four copper plates, value 2 l. the goods of Joseph Matthews , in his dwelling-house .

JOSEPH MATTHEWS . I rent a house in the parish of St. Martin in the fields . I lost four copper plates about the begining of April; none of them were worth less than 5 l. Edwards lodged in my house with his father. I think I have seen Flawn in his company. The plates were kept in a place adjoining the kitchen. I found these four at the office.

JAMES BEACHEY . I have four plates which I got from the prisoner Gibson, in Dartmouth-street, Westminster. I first saw him on the 19th of April, about half-past seven o'clock at night, standing under an archway in Dartmouth-street, with Flawn and Edwards - I asked what they were doing, they immediately got up - Gibson and Flawn ran away; they had nothing then. I suspected and watched them, and as I came up the street, about eight o'clock that evening, I saw Gibson offering these plates for sale at a shop; I went in and asked what he had in the bag, which stood by his side; he hesitated, and then said it was copper. I found it contained four copper plates of Morland's works; he said his father had sent him to sell them; that his father was a cabinet maker, and lived at No. 9, Great Compton-street - I found he did live there. I asked how his father came by the plates, he said he took them for a bad debt of one Jameson - I asked where Jameson lived; he said it was no use to look for him, he was gone to America. I took him in custody.

ALEXANDER MITCHELL . I belong to the Police Vessel. Gibson was brought there on the 19th of April - I went to his father, and next morning his father came on board. I asked Gibson in his father's presence, whether the story he told the night before of his father's sending him to sell them, was true; he said No, it was not - that his father knew nothing of the transaction - that he would tell the truth; that himself and two boys, (whom he named) had got them out of a house on Thursday, where the father of one of those boys lived; they all three took them to George-street, St. Giles's that night, and next morning all three took them to Westminster, and were waiting for the money when the officer took him. I apprehended Edwards in consequence of information, and told him I took him for stealing a quantity of copper plates; he at first said he knew nothing about them, but afterwards, that he was in company with the boys when the plates were got, but he did not steal them. He was speaking of these four plates; he named Gibson as one of the two boys. He said they were taken on Thursday night to George-street, and they were all waiting at Westminster, when they saw the officer pass.

CHARLES GREEN . I am an officer. I apprehended Flawn on the 22d of April, and told him it was for stealing copper plates; he said Edwards and the other boy knew all about them, but he knew nothing.

MR. MATTHEWS. They are mine. The four would cost 20 l. engraving; they would now sell for 5 l. each. I do not think Gibson was ever in the house, he might have been in with Edwards.

One witness gave Gibson a good character.

GIBSON - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.

EDWARDS - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 49.

FLAWN - NOT GUILTY .

The Jury and Prosecutor recommended Gibson to Mercy, on account of his character and Youth, and believing it to have been his first offence.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley

Reference Number: t18220522-51

816. JAMES MILLER was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , one cruet-frame and castors, value 3 l., the goods of Robert Enkell , in his dwelling-house .

ROBERT ENKELL. I live in Duvall's-lane, Islington . On Saturday the 4th of May, I was sitting at the back part of the house, and heard a noise behind the house - I then heard two men in my employ cry Stop thief! I ran to the gate, and saw two lads in blue coats running. The cruets were missing - the prisoner was brought back five minutes after, and he had a blue coat on; a neighbour brought the castors in. The thieves had got in at the parlour window; there were the marks of their feet in a chair. Another man was brought back with the prisoner, but he escaped.

JOHN FREETHY . I live in Duvall's-lane, about one hundred and fifty yards from the prosecutor's. I was standing at my gate, two boys passed me running; one said,

"Go it Joe." I saw one of them throw something away, I pursued and picked up the curet-frame and part of the glass. The two men were both stopped in my sight, and brought back; the prisoner was one - I had seen them an hour before at the prosecutor's gate, sitting on some gravel.

JOHN CONWAY . I am a constable. The prisoner and another man were given in my charge. They were taken before the Magistrate, and the other man escaped.

JOHN ENKELL . I am the son of the prosecutor. On the 4th of May, I was coming out of a field into the road, and saw one of the men get out of our window - he then handed the frame out, and put it under his coat. I called for assistance, and saw them brought back without losing sight of them. The prisoner was one. The other got out of the window.

Prisoner's Defence. I went with a boy to Highgate, he left me, returned in a quarter of an hour, and called to another boy who was with us - they ran away and I after them.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-52

817. CATHERINE JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , one watch, value 3 l.; one chain, value 6 d., and one key, value 2 s., the goods of Humphrey Sullivan , in his dwelling-house .

SUSANNAH SULLIVAN . I am the wife of Humphrey Sullivan . The prisoner is my sister; I live at No. 3, Seaman's-court, Chandos-street - she is a married woman. On Sunday the 3d of May she came to our house about five o'clock in the afternoon, and stopped till ten o'clock; my husband was in the room all the time, he took the watch out of his fob and gave it her to put on the mantle-piece which she did; it laid there till near ten o'clock. I was busy washing - my husband asked me the time; I said,

"Kitty look at the watch;" she said it was half-past nine, and put it on the nail again; it remained there - she was making some patchwork, and opened her work to fold it up, and put the work under her arm and walked out with

it; she caught the watch up in it. I had no idea that she meant to steal it. I saw her take it and fold her work up; she knew that I saw her take it - my husband was reading his book. She went down stairs; I thought she was coming up again. Next morning I sent for her, she came - I asked her about it, she almost owned it to me; she said she would not give it to me by any means, nor my husband; she afterwards said she never had it. She was taken on the Tuesday at her own house.

Prisoner. Q. There was a man in the room - A. He went away before the watch was taken.

HUMPHREY SULLIVAN . The prisoner is my wife's sister, she was at our room; I gave her the watch to hang up on the mantle-piece. I was reading my book - a man was sitting by who went away between eight and nine o'clock. My wife asked me to go to bed; I asked the time. The prisoner got up and took the patchwork by the mantle-piece. I did not see her take the watch, but I saw a tea-spoon in her hand which she brought back next day. I missed the watch next morning, it was safe after the man left. My wife was sober. I did not know till next morning that it was gone. My wife did not tell me that the prisoner took it till next day about ten o'clock. I would sooner lose it than interfere with them about it.

Prisoner's Defence. They wanted me to swear the man took it - she owes me a spite.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-53

818. PATRICK LAWLER was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , 1 lb. 13 ozs. of tea, value 6 s. , the goods of the United Company of Merchants, trading to the East Indies .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to belong to persons unknown.

MESSRS. BOLLAND AND WALFORD conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM GARDNER . I am an elder of the East India Company's Warehouse, at Crutched-friars . On the 25th of April, I observed a chest of hyson tea had been plundered, and ordered it to be nailed up, which was done; about twelve o'clock I saw the prisoner leaning on it; about two o'clock in the afternoon, the bottom of the chest was taken out - he had no business there. I sent for Lines, who took him to Mr. Barber's office, and a bag of tea was found under his shirt, in the waist-band of his breeches; it contained 1 lb. 13 ozs. I compared it with that in the chest, it was the same. He had 19 s. 6 d. a week, and worked from seven o'clock till three.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. He was tipsy - A. Rather so.

JOHN LINES . Gardner's account is correct, I found the tea next his skin.

Prisoner's Defence. I recollect nothing of it.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined One Year .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-54

819. JAMES BITTON was indicted for killing and slaying William Garland .

BENJAMIN HUGHES . I am an auctioneer, and live in the Hackney Road. On the 4th of May, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, I saw a cart with two horses in motion; the prisoner who drove was by the side of the cart, away from the horses. I heard people cry out

"Stop the cart," and women screaming. I looked at the fore part of the cart, and saw a child, between two and three years old in the road, about a foot from the wheel; but at that time the prisoner was by the side of the shaft horse, and I think it was impossible he could see the child, who was on the off side of the cart; he was by the side of the horse at the time the wheel went over the child.

Q. At the time of the cry of

"Stop the cart!" was he near enough to have a contronl over it, to stop it - A. I think he could have stopped the cart, if he had seen the child ; but I think he did not see it, he could not stop the horse at the time the cry was raised. I saw the wheel go over the child; its arm was wounded. I saw blood on the ground. The people got round the prisoner and abused him; he said he could not stop the cart. I gave him my address, saying I would speak on his behalf. I am confident he could not help it.

JOHN ASKEW . I live in James-street, Featherstone-street. I saw the cart enter Featherstone-street , the prisoner was by the wheel; it was loaded and went at a slow pace. A woman screamed out,

"The child will be run over!" I looked and saw the child about two yards in front of the wheel; it passed over it, and injured it much in the arm and thigh. A gentleman snatched it up; the prisoner seemed concerned, and said he could not help it. It appeared a healthy child, and was two years and five months old. I think the prisoner did not see it till it was run over, and could not back his cart. He said he was very sorry it had happened.

SUSAN CAPNON . I live in Union-street, Hoxton; I was in Bunhill-row, and heard a screaming; I looked round and saw the child bleeding; and went with it to Dr. Roper's, in Bunhill-row, it was taken to the hospital.

- I am apprentice to a surgeon, at St. Bartholomew Hospital, the child was brought there; I examined it, its arm was severely lacerated, and its legs bruised; it died in ten days. I have no doubt that the accident caused its death.

MARY GARLAND . I am the child's mother, its name was William; his two brothers were with him. I live in Ebenezer place, Bunhill-row.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going along very steady, I heard people call out

"Stop carman;" I stopped as soon as I could, and saw a person run off with the child.

GUILTY . Aged 47.

Confined One Week .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-55

820. ANN PHIPPS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , eleven sovereigns , the monies of Stephen Cook .

STEPHEN COOK . I was out of place at this time, and lodged in Fetter-lane . On the 26th of April I missed the sovereigns which were in my box; I had seen them five or six days before; they were wrapped in a piece of paper. I slept on the second floor, it is a double beded room. Two more people slept there; I had broken the key of the box; it was not locked, I tied it up with a cord; the prisoner was servant at the house; the money was at the

bottom of the box, covered with clothes; I missed nothing else. One person who slept in the room was a companion of mine, the other was a stranger. When I mentioned it in the house the mistress sent for the prisoner, she said she was innocent, and consented to her box being searched. I had marked none of the money. Gardner was sent for, the sovereigns were produced, inclosed in the same paper as when in my box. I never gave the prisoner any money. I had been eight or nine days in the house, and never changed a sovereign while I was there.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. What countryman are you - A. I came from Hull; I had money in my pocket to spend; I do not know when I saw them last, they were wrapped in light brown paper.

AMELIA ANN SMITH . I am daughter of the landlady of the White Hart, public-house; the prisoner had been servant there for a fortnight; I do not know how long Cook had been there. Three men besides him slept in the room for two nights, and afterwards only two. On Friday he complained of losing eleven sovereigns from the bottom of his box; the prisoner was sent for, and questioned about it; I used to attend the room, and she assisted me. She was asked if she had taken the money, and denied it, she agreed to her box being searched, which was kept in her bed room; she was the only servant. No money whatever was found, and she said she had no money whatever. Next morning about half past nine o'clock, I found ten sovereigns in a paper, wrapped in a handkerchief in the bolster, which had been ripped open, and pinned up; nobody but her slept in the bed; there was another bed in the room where I slept with my sister. This room was quite in a different part of the house, to where Cook slept. An officer was sent for, and I then told her the sovereigns were found in her bolster, she said nothing; Cook said the money was wrapped in a newspaper, but it was in whitey-brown paper when I found it.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. You act as chamber-maid - A. Yes; the prisoner did not take out beer; I cannot say she hid it there; she had just left her place and had no money when she came to us; we advanced her four shillings, she said the people she left had not paid her. We had sent her out once or twice after her box was searched.

ANN FEATHERSTONE . I keep a milliner's shop in Fetter-lane, nearly opposite Smith's. On the Wednesday before the Saturday the prisoner was taken, she came about a lace cap and ordered a lace frill to be made by Saturday; she left a sovereign and the cap in my possession, meaning to have them both on Saturday; the cap was 11 s., and the frill was not to exceed 9 s. On Saturday morning the officer came, and I returned him the sovereign; she appeared to have more sovereigns, and asked for plaid dresses, and other things which I had not got.

JOHN GARDNER . I am a constable. I took charge of her. I sent over to Mrs. Featherstone's. I have kept one of the sovereigns.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about it.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-56

821. STEPHEN HOLSHIP was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April , one jacket, value 5 s., and one pair of trowsers, value 5 s. , the goods of the Overseers of the poor of the parish of St. Bridget, alias St. Bride .

MR. LAW, conducted the prosecution.

RICHARD EVANS . I am master of St. Bride's poor-house . The prisoner was a pauper - we employed him as school master to the children, for which he had 3 s. 6 d. per week. On the 22d he went out, and returned at nine o'clock intoxicated, and next day he went out again, and returned intoxicated at eight o'clock at night. I went to the room where the children's clothes are kept, and missed two suits worn by Manning and Phillips. When the prisoner returned I called him into the parlour; the officer searched him, and found duplicates of the property on him - he delivered them up, and said he took them. I have recovered the clothes by the duplicates. He slept in the room they were kept in.

GEORGE SMITH . I am a constable. Evans's account is correct. I said,

"Holship what have you been about?" he said,

"I own I have done it," and gave me four duplicates corresponding with the two suits of clothes. He said he intended to redeem them.

JOSEPH ARMSTRONG . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Baldwin's-gardens. On the 23d of April, the prisoner pawned a pair of trowsers for 18 d.

(Property produced and sworn to).

- BENNETT. I am a pawnbroker. On the 23d of April, a jacket was pawned for 18 d. I gave the person the ticket produced.

Prisoner. I intended to redeem them.

GUILTY . Aged 49.

Confined Three Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-57

822. JAMES THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , one coat, value 20 s. , the goods of James Henry Turner .

JAMES HENRY TURNER . I am a farming man , and live at Wandsworth. On the 13th of May, I came to town; my coat was inside the waggon - I was feeding my horses in Thames-street - the prisoner was on the quay looking at them; I afterwards looked in the waggon, and the coat was gone. I have not found it.

HENRY ROBERTS . I am a carman to Mr. Richard Mold . My cart was in Thames-street, near the quay. I saw the prisoner on Cox's quay - I saw him take the coat out of the waggon, and go away with it; I did not know but it might be his. A Mr. Radford came to my fellow carman, and said some of us must have taken it - I told him of it. I saw the prisoner in the afternoon on the Custom-house quay, and pointed him out; he was taken.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. They charged your men with it, and you laid it on the prisoner - A. Yes.

WILLIAM BRIXTON . I am a constable. The prisoner was pointed out to me. Roberts said another was concerned with him, and I took the other man also.

HENRY ROBERTS . I did not say there were two.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-58

FOURTH DAY. SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1822.

823. WILLIAM TOMS was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , one sheet, value 10 s. , the goods of Samuel Dominico Lewis , Esq.

SAMUEL COOKE . I am a labourer, and live at Hampstead. On the 24th of April, about two o'clock in the afternoon, I was going to work, and saw the prisoner with two others, among the furze bushes, near Mr. Lewis's house, on Hampstead Heath , where some linen hung to dry. I saw him stoop to watch the house while the other dragged the sheet off the bushes, and rolled it up between his legs. I hollowed for assistance, and he dropped it, and ran away - the prisoner took it up, and threw it on the bush again. The third was quite a boy, about twelve years old. I seized the prisoner, and said,

"You have been robbing some poor person of their clothes;" he said he had not; he was saucy, and threw himself on the ground. I took him to Mr. Lewis's house, and the servant claimed the sheet. They were in company together.

THOMAS HUNT . I am a constable. I took him in charge.

SAMUEL DOMINICO LEWIS, ESQ. The sheet was brought to my house; it is mine.

Prisoner's Defence. Two men went before me, took the sheet, and ran away - I picked it up, and put it on the bush.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months , and Publicly Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-59

824. CATHERINE FITZGERALD , was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , one sovereign, the property of George Cooper , from his person .

GEORGE COOPER . I am a bricklayer , and live in King-street, Golden-square. On the 11th of May, at eleven o'clock at night, I was returning from the pay-table, I met the prisoner in Oxford-street, and she asked me to go home, I refused; and just as I got into Charles-street she pulled me back four or five yards, and then I went with her to No. 8, Maynard-street ; I stopped all night with her; I gave her one shilling to get some gin. I awoke about four o'clock, and she was gone. I missed a sovereign from my breeches pocket; I bolted the door before I went to bed, and found it open. I had put my breeches under my head, but found them removed. I went down and told the patrol; stopped about the house till about half past seven o'clock, when she returned; I walked about then till nine o'clock, and then sent the patrol to take her; there was a man with her, and I was afraid to take her before - 17 s. 6 d. was found on her, she said at the office, if the patrol would give me the 17 s. 6 d. she would make up the sovereign.

JOHN HARDMAN . I am a patrol. Between nine and ten o'clock, the prosecutor came to me; I did not see him before; he said he was robbed of a sovereign; he took me up to the garret, the prisoner was intoxicated, and laid on the bed; I took her, and found 17 s. 6 d. on her.

JOHN BARTLETT . I am a beadle. The prisoner was running away from Hardman and I took her.

JOHN HEWSON . I am a watchman. I saw her running away, she did not seem drunk.

Prisoner's Defence. He gave it me to fetch liquor; I met a friend and did not return with the change, so soon as I ought.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-60

825. THOMAS MARSTON was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , twenty eight yards of printed cotton, value 2 l. 2 s., the goods of John Lloyd , in his dwelling-house .

WILLIAM FLETCHER . I am shopman to John Lloyd, linen draper . On the 6th of May in consequence of information, I went out, and overtook the prisoner, and found a piece of print in his apron, which belonged to Mr. Lloyd; the ready money price would be 39 s. 6 d. I had seen it safe half an hour before, in the passage by the door.

STEPHEN CARTWRIGHT . I am an officer, the prisoner was given into my charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. I was distressed.

GUILTY. Aged 24.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Confined Two Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-61

826. HENRY TURPIN was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , one cloth cover, value 3 s, and three pictures, value 20 l., the goods of Stonehewer Scott Stonehewer , in his dwelling-house .

JAMES WRIGHT . In April I was in the service of Stonehewer Scott Stonehewer , of Half-moon-street, St. George's, Hanover-square . On the 13th of April I saw these things safe between five and six o'clock. I went out about a quarter past eight o'clock, and returned in three quarters of an hour, and found the door open; I went into the dining room, and missed the picture and cloth. I left one servant in the room.

Cross-examined by BRODRICK. Q. Were they taken in your absence - A. Yes; I had not been in the room after five o'clock.

BENJAMIN WILLIAM VALENTINE . I am an officer of Marlborough-street. On the 16th of April I searched a house in Dartmouth-street; the prisoner was in the back room, sitting by the fire at tea with a woman, I said nothing to him, but proceeded to search; while I was searching he came up stairs, and said it was proper that the woman who was with him should see the warrant; I shewed it to him, and said I would read it, if he thought proper; the woman looked at it, and the prisoner said he was satisfied, it was all right, and went down stairs. Under the bed in that room, I found three pictures tied in a blue table cover; I took the woman to the office, leaving the prisoner in the room. Pople brought him to the office in half an hour. He said he knew nothing of it, nor did he know they were in the house.

Cross-examined. Q. The warrant was against the woman - A. Yes; I understood she occupied the house, but found he was her husband; he keeps a carpenter's shop, in Rose-street, Long Acre; the wife carries on a broker's shop at this house.

JAMES POPLE . I accompanied Valentine. I remained below while he went up and brought down the pictures. I learnt that the prisoner was her husband, I asked him if he was, he said, Yes. I said then I must take him.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you leave the shop before you took him - A. Yes; and found him there on my return.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It is a foul conspiracy between this man's brother and him. They were lodged in my room on purpose to destroy me, because I told about Sir Thomas Strutton 's plate.

BENJAMIN WILLIAM VALENTINE . I have used no means to get the property put in his house.

MARY CHANDLER . I lodged at Mrs. Turpin's, Dartmouth-street for sixteen months; she managed the business, and the prisoner kept another shop in Rose-street. The room the goods were found in had been let to one Brown for three weeks previous; he left without notice on the Sunday before they were found. I let him the room for Mrs. Turpin was ill at the time, and I minded her shop. He said another young man was to sleep with him.

Q. On what occasions did the prisoner come to Dartmouth-street - A. He slept at home sometimes, but not for three or four nights before the Saturday - he came home to meals. I believe he fell out with his wife a few days before the robbery; he got up and left the house and did not come in again till Tuesday.

JOSEPH CANES . I am a carpenter. On the Saturday previous to the Thursday on which the prisoner was apprehended, I was at the Yorkshire Grey, public-house, Seven Dials, from twenty minutes past six o'clock to thirty-five minutes past nine - I found the prisoner there and left him there.

COURT. Q. Were you much acquainted with him - A. No; I knew him by sight - I did not know his name till he was apprehended; he went by the nickname of Mulberry in our trade. I was reading in the newspaper at the public-house that a man was taken about some pictures, and one of the people said that was Mulberry's name. George Duffelt was drinking with us.

GEORGE DUFFELT . I am a shoemaker. I have known the prisoner five or six years by the nickname of Mulberry Nose, but did not know his name was Turpin till he was taken, which I heard of on Thursday the 18th. On the Thursday before that I saw him at Mrs. Cox's, Great White Lion-street, Seven Dials; I went there a little before seven o'clock, and was in his company till above half-past ten. Canes was there but left before us.

ANN COX . I keep the Yorkshire Grey, Great White Lion-street. I cannot say whether the prisoner was there on the day in question - he was often there.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-62

827. THOMAS RAMSAY , SAMUEL GREENWOOD , and JOHN BOWERS were indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Straughton on the King's highway, on the 15th of May , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 5 l.; one seal, value 10 s., and one key, value 5 s. , his property.

MESSRS. BOLLAND and NORTON conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS STRAUGHTON . I am a labourer and live at Leicester. I came to London on the 15th of May, and lodged in the Hackney-road - about eight o'clock, I and my wife were going to Maiden-lane; we had each a bundle, and she had my arm; we were going along Long-alley, and when I got to Angel-alley , I saw a man standing four or five yards off with his hat on, he cocked it up, and stood still at the corner of Angel-alley - any one down the alley could see him, and just before I got up to him, he pulled his hat down just above his eyes - when I came down to him I received a blow backhanded, across my nose, and a hand snatched out my watch, which was fatened by a chain round my neck. I put my hand down and pulled up my watch before it broke, and these two bits I caught in my hands; it was a violent blow I received, more than the weight of a man's hand - I suppose there was some weighty substance besides the hand, either iron or stone - the blood came from my nose. I let go my wife's arm, and called Stop thief! pursuing him down Angel-alley, where he ran. I should have overtaken him, but three men stood in the alley, and gave way to let him through. One of them in an apron caught hold of me, and asked what was the matter - I rushed through them, and saw a man turn round a corner to the right; he was the same man who struck me and took my watch - Ramsay is the man to the best of my knowledge - the impress on my mind is such as to leave no doubt of his being the man. The men who stopped me were about twenty-five yards from the corner.

Q. Did you call Stop thief! before they stopped you - A. Yes, and after I got through them; they were in sight when I called Stop thief, and near enough to hear me call. Greenwood was the man who had the apron on, and Bowers was with him; after I got through them, they turned to look after me; and when I lost sight of the man, I saw three or four women, I asked them for a drop of water to wash the blood off my face, which they refused. I suppose the man who struck me went into the house, but I did not see him go in. At six o'clock the next night I saw the three prisoners in the watch-house; I had described them to the officer; I knew them as soon as I saw them; it was not dusk; the alley is dark. I did not suspect he was going to ill use me, it was done in a moment; he did not speak. I noticed his face. I had not run many yards when I saw the other man; I believe Ramsay to be the person; I did not see his face after he got the watch. Greenwood hustled me, and Bowers stood on his right.

MARY STRAUGHTON . I am the wife of Thomas Straughton . I went from Maiden-lane with him towards Hackney-road - I had hold of his arm, and on entering the alley, I was on his left hand side; he was nearest the wall. We came to Angel-alley, several people wanted to pass; I drew a foot back to let them pass - my attention was called to those people, and when we got to the end of Angel-alley, I was giving way for them - my husband gave a sudden spring; he ran down the alley; I went on, and found him panting for breath, and his nose was bloody. I cannot swear to any of the men - I saw four men. I was agitated, but I think the man who ran away from him was taller than the prisoners.

HENRY MAGNUS . I am a constable. On the 15th of May I was called by a boy to go to Straughton, and found him bleeding in the nose. In consequence of what he informed me I went in search, but without success. I went next day with Gregory, and found the three prisoners about five o'clock in the afternoon, at a public-house, in Skinner-street, Bishopsgate, playing at skittles - it is about one hundred yards from Angel-alley - when they saw us, I saw a change in their countenances. They went on with the game in a confused state; we took them to the watch-house. Gregory fetched Straughton - he saw them in the watch-house, and identified the whole three. They said they knew nothing about it.

JOSEPH GREGORY . I was with Magnus, and apprehended the prisoners.

RAMSAY'S Defence. I was at the Spotted Dog, public-house, Bishospgate, at the time.

GREENWOOD'S Defence. I was with him.

BOWERS'S Defence. I stood in the alley when the man was robbed, with two young men - his voice was so low nobody could hear him call Stop thief! the two men I was with had their backs towards him, and I stood sideways. A man rushed in between them, and went down a turning - a boy took the gentleman to the officer, and I stood nearly in the same place, when Magnus came and looked me in the face.

HENRY MAGNUS . I do not recollect seeing Bowers in the alley. There were several people there.

MARGARET HARTLETT . I live in Greenhill-rents, Angel-alley, and have known Bowers about a year and a half. Last Wednesday week, about twenty minutes before nine o'clock at night, I went into Sun-street for some oil, and as I returned in the alley, five young men came against me - they passed me, and in a moment or two I saw the prosecutor run by out of Long-alley - Bowers was not one of the men, for I saw him come out of his own door as I went into mine; he lives opposite me, and bears a most excellent character; he keeps regularly at his work.

MR. BOLLAND. Q. Where do you live - A. In Reeves's-rents. I go out charring. I will swear he is an honest industrious man.

JAMES GOODYEAR . On the evening of the robbery, at twenty minutes or half-past eight o'clock, I saw Bowers at the corner of the alley, just by the George, public-house, talking to a man named Fenley; I stood talking to them, and in a minute somebody ran by me calling Stop thief! he brought an officer soon after - Bowers was then talking to me.

MR. NORTON. Q. What are you - A. A weaveress. I was talking to him for a quarter of an hour before I heard the cry.

Q. Bowers was not at home then for some time before the robbery - A. No. I did not hear the cry till the man had passed me some time. I know Ramsay and Greenwood by sight. I did not see them that night. I use the house they frequent.

COURT. Q. Are you sure Ramsay is not the man who ran by - A. I am. I have seen him with the other prisoners, but not exactly in their company.

JOSEPH GREGORY re-examined. I have known Bowers for six years; his character has been bad all that time - he is always idling about the alley with notorious thieves. They are all three acquainted, and I have seen Goodyear drinking at the George with them.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-63

828. WILLIAM THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , at St. Pancras, one gelding, price 16 l.; one cart, value 10 l., and one set of cart harness, value 20 s. , the property of Joseph Mercer .

JOSEPH MERCER . I live at No. 13, Hamlet-street, Somers Town, and am a labourer . I had a pony, cart, and harness, which I locked up on the night of the 27th of April in a stable, at a quarter past ten o'clock. I went again at a quarter before eight o'clock in the morning, and they were gone. I found them on Tuesday last in a stable-yard, in care of Elkington - they are mine. I had had the pony ever since the 5th of September, and I knew him by a star on the forehead, and a half circle on the hoof. My name was on the cart and is now.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. What do you keep a cart for - A. My wife is a laundress, and I use it to take linen to town.

JAMES ELKINGTON . I keep the Horse and Groom, St. John-street. I received the pony, cart, and harness of the prisoner, on the 28th of April, about a quarter before eleven o'clock. He told me to take his horse, and take care of it, and he should not be there again before Wednesday. I never saw him after.

Cross-examined. Q. He never came for it - A. He was there for it, but I did not see him. He left it with me three weeks and two days.

Q. He might have said,

"Take care of this horse and cart, which a man sent me with" - A. No. He did not, I am positive. I noticed what he said, and am sure he said it was his.

JOHN HAYFORD . I am a constable. I received the prisoner in charge from Elkington last Tuesday afternoon at his house.

JAMES ELKINGTON re-examined. On Tuesday last he came into the yard while I was washing the horse's legs; he said,

"You have been out with the horse," I said,

"Yes I have taken it to Whitechapel to exercise it;" he said that was right. I had been told it was stolen half an hour before this, and sent for the constable, who took him.

Prisoner's Defence. On the 28th of April, about half-past ten o'clock I was coming home, and met a middle aged man in Sutton-street; he said he would give me 1 s. to take the horse and cart to the Horse and Groom - I did so, and said

"I have brought this horse and cart to put up;" he said very well, and I left. Last Tuesday I met a man at the corner of Aylesbury-street, he said

"Will you go to the Horse and Groom for such a horse, and ask the man 9 l. for it" - I went and asked him 9 l.

JAMES ELKINGTON re-examined. Q. Did he ask you 9 l. for it - A. Yes, my Lord, and I said I would give 7 l. He said I had done very right in exercising it, and said

"I think I shall sell him, for he is hardly big enough for my cart;" I said

"If you like to sell it, I will buy it, and sell you a bigger." I went into the stable, and shewed him a

bigger horse, and offered him 7 l. for his. Hayford whom I had sent for, came in and took him in charge.

Four witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 19.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-64

829. CHARLES THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , one gelding, price 4 l. , the property of William Matthews .

WILLIAM MATTHEWS . I am a butcher , and live at Newport-market. On the night between Sunday the 28th and Monday the 29th of April, my gelding was stolen from Maidenhead-yard, George's-street, St. Giles; and found it at the Green-yard that morning.

JOHN BATES . I am servant to Mr. Matthews, he keeps his harness in Maidenhead-yard; on Sunday the 28th of April I put it in the stable about five o'clock in the evening, I saw it again at nine o'clock the same evening, when I fastened one of the doors with a cross bar inside, and put a stone against the other door; it was not locked. I went again at five o'clock in the morning, and found both doors open, and the horse gone; it could not have got out without the cross bar being taken down; the yard has two gates, which are frequently left open.

Cross-examined. Do not many bad characters come into the yard to sleep - A. Yes; I frequently find people there; I generally keep a dog there, but I did not on this night.

Q. If any one found the door open they might turn the horse out to sleep in the stable themselves - A. Yes.

THOMAS BARTLETT . I am a patrol. I was on duty on Monday morning the 29th of April, and saw the prisoner in company with another man about half-past two o'clock, the prisoner was leading a grey gelding by the mane without bridle or saddle - he was in Broad-street, leading to St. Giles's; I stopped him close by St. Giles's church. When he saw me he said,

"Do you know whose horse this is?" I said,

"You must know." I asked where he got it - he said he found it, and that he was taking it to St. James's Green-yard; he was going in that direction - I said he should have given it to a watchman or taken it to our own Green-yard - he knew where it was for he is known about the neighbourhood. He made no resistance.

THOMAS HARRINGTON . I am a watchman. Bartlett called me, we took the prisoners; I took the harness to the Green-yard. Matthews did not see it in my presence.

WILLIAM MATTHEWS . I only saw one harness in the Green-yard.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-65

830. SUSAN FOSTER , JAMES WORBOYS , and DINAH WORBOYS , were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , at St. John, Clerkenwell, three petticoats, value 3 s.; two blankets, value 2 s.; one neck-cloth, value 5 d.; one pair of trowsers, value 1 s.; two waistcoats, value 2 s.; one pillow-case, value 6 d.; one bed-gown, value 1 s.; one waiter, value 18 d.; one fan, value 1 s.; one necklace, value 1 s.; three frock bodies, value 1 s.; one piece of lace, value 2 s.; one key, value 6 d.; two sheets, value 4 s.; two frocks, value 18 d.; one steel clasp, value 2 s.; one buckle, value 1 s.; three feathers, value 5 s.; one blind, value 6 s.; four curtain pins, value 4 s.; two flat irons, value 1 s.; one candlestick, value 1 s.; one pepper-box, value 6 d.; one tea caddie, value 6 d.; five eggs, value 2 d.; two books, value 2 s.; 1 lb. of sugar, value 6 d.; one watch chain, value 2 s.; one purse, value 1 s.; two rings, value 1 s.; one veil, value 2 s.; one towel, value 6 d.; one frill, value 6 d., and six sovereigns, the property of William Strickland Gladell , in his dwelling-house .

MR. BOLLAND conducted the prosecution.

SARAH GOODRICK . I lodge at Mr. Gladell's as servant to the first floor lodgers; the prisoner Foster lodges there. On the morning of the 28th of April I got up first, and unfastened the street door which I found fastened as usual, and the yard door as well. I found the kitchen window a little open, it runs in a groove sideways; I cannot say how it was the night before.

WILLIAM STRICKLAND GEORGE GLADELL. I am the son of the prosecutor. On the 28th of April I got up exactly at eight o'clock, and found the kitchen strewed all over with rags, and the drawers all open.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. You were not up first - A. No.

WILLIAM STRICKLAND GLADELL . I live in the parish of St. John, Clerkenwell . On the night of the 27th of April all the linen was deposited in the kitchen, in a double chest of drawers. My wife had been washing, and they were filled with all the linen we possessed. Foster came to lodge with us in July last, and occupied the back room on the second floor. Worboys and his wife came frequently to visit Foster. I cannot say whether I saw them for a day or two before the 28th of April. On the morning of the 28th, my little boy screamed out, I went down into the kitchen and found the drawers all plundered of every thing they had contained over night; I had seen them safe between ten and eleven o'clock; I believe I was the last that went to bed at night; I fastened the kitchen window myself by a screw, and secured it top and bottom. I found a square of glass broken, and the window a little open, but it was impossible that a hand put in there could unscrew it. I missed six sovereigns from the scrutoire, some knives and forks, an India shawl, and some trinkets. My friends wished me to search my lodgers, I declined it; but on the Thursday morning my wife's mother shewed me a brooch which caused suspicion to fall on Foster. I sent for an officer and a lock-smith who opened Foster's trunk in her bed-room; she was out and had left the key of her room with my wife's mother. I found that every thing in the trunk belonged to me; we then went into her little room adjoining the bed-room; I found that a mouse-hole which I knew was there, had grown large enough for me to put my hand in, and from both sides of the hole the officer found four curtain-pins, two irons, a blind, some sugar, five eggs, a tea caddie, and various other articles. Foster came home that night about eight o'clock; she went up stairs and found her bed-room door locked; she came down to know the reason, and the officer took her and Mrs. Worboys who came home with her; Worboys declared she was quite innocent, and accused Foster with being a base woman; they were taken to the watch-house. We got a warrant

to search Worboys. On the 2d of May we went there nearly at nine o'clock at night, and found him at a public-house close by; he was taken to the watch-house and searched in my presence, but nothing particular found. In Foster's pocket several trinkets of ours were found, and a key which she was asked about, and said it was a key which Worboys got made to fit our kitchen door. She said in his presence that on Monday, the 22d of April, when we were out, Worboy got the key made, and he assisted her in committing the robbery; he and his wife denied it. I found the key fitted the kitchen door very well, it was an old key filed. At Worboys's house we found a small bible, a towel, two petticoats, an ironing cloth, and some strips of muslin; the brooch is mine, and was taken from the scrutorie.

Cross-examined Q. Did you find any thing at Worboys that Foster was unlikely to have of her own - A. No.

MARTHA MATILDA GLADELL . I am the wife of the prosecutor - Foster lodged at the house. Worboys was continually coming to her. On the evening of the 22d of April, Foster was ironing for me all day; she was called out by Worboys in the course of the day - she was not absent long; she went out about eight o'clock in the evening, and said she was going to Mr. Worboys's - she returned in half an hour; she assisted me in putting linen away. Before we left the kitchen, we found all the linen safe. In the scrutoire there was a shawl, knives and forks, six sovereigns, and a bag of trinkets and other things. I know the brooch was in the bag that night.

COURT. Q. Worboys was intimate with her - A. Yes. She went that evening to take a hat as a present for their child.

JOHN HAYFORD . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoners. On Foster I found a quantity of trinkets and things, which the prosecutor claimed. I found more property in her trunk, and some concealed under her floor. I found a variety of duplicates of the property on Foster, and also a key, which will open the kitchen.

JOHN LIMBRICK . I searched Worboys's house, No. 1, Pump-court, and found a book, two pockets, a towel, a shirt, a frill, and some muslin in the front parlour cupboard, thrown among a parcel of rubbish.

Cross-examined. Q. There was no appearance of concealment - A. No.

JAMES KING . I am a pawnbroker. Foster pawned a variety of linen on the 2d of May.

JOHN BURGESS . I am a pawnbroker. Worboys the woman, pawned two pair of trowsers with me on the 1st of May.

WILLIAM TILLIER . I am a pawnbroker. I have a petticoat pawned by the two women, Foster and Worboys.

WILLIAM WARRE . I am a pawnbroker. I have a sheet and whittle, which two women brought. Mrs. Worboys was one of them.

MARTHA MATILDA GLADELL. The property is all ours, and was in the house on the night. I found a key in Foster's drawer, which fits the scrutoire. The value of all the is property 15 l. That produced is worth 12 l.

JAMES WORBOYS 'S Defence. Foster has been in the habit of visiting us, and whatever she brought we considered her own, not thinking her a thief.

FOSTER - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 38.

Recommended to Mercy.

JAMES WORBOYS - NOT GUILTY .

DINAH WORBOYS - NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Baron Garrow .

Reference Number: t18220522-66

831. WILLIAM BUTCHER was indicted for stealing, on the 3rd of May , one hat, value 10 s., the goods of Henry Angelo , from his person .

HENRY ANGELO . On the 3rd of May at a quarter before ten o'clock at night, I was in Spa-fields , I turned round and saw two men behind me; the prisoner made a sudden spring at me, and took off my hat, and made off as fast as he could; I followed and he was taken. I charged him with taking my hat, he said he had not got it. I am sure he is the man. When we got to the watch-house, he said,

"You can't swear to my face."

JOSEPH HUTCHINSON . I am a watchman. I was at the corner of Charles-street, Northampton-square. I heard the cry; I went up Lloyd's-row, and a watchman gave the prisoner to me. When he was put into the watch-house I returned with the prosecutor about the middle of Lloyd's-row, we found the hat thrown over into a field.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

VERNON COLALO . I am a watchman. I heard the alarm, and took the prisoner. He had ran about one hundred yards before I took him; he tried to get away.

JOHN TAYLOR . I am a watchman. I was in Lloyd's-row, and heard the alarm; the prosecutor was pursuing the prisoner. I saw him taken.

WILLIAM NEWTON . I am a butcher. I heard a cry of Stop thief! I joined in pursuit, and stopped the prisoner just before the watchmen came up.

Prisoner's Defence. A gentleman ran by me, and I was stopped, but know nothing of it.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Justice Bayley.

Reference Number: t18220522-67

832. JAMES SHEPHERD and DAVID PARRES were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , one handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of Henry Candler , from his person .

The Prosecutor did not appear.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-68

833. WILLIAM PRITCHARD was indicted for feloniously assaulting Peter Duncan , on the King's highway, on the 27th of April , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch chain, value 30 s.; two seals, value 1 l., and one key, value 5 s. , his property.

MR. PETER DUNCAN . I am a leather merchant , and live in Finsbury-place, South. On Saturday the 27th of April, about half-past eight o'clock at night, I was coming from the London Institution, and my watch was in my fob, with a gold chain, two gold seals, and a gold key; and within thirty yards of my own house, as I was turning the corner of South-place , I saw six or eight persons standing across the pavement, blocking up the footway; I made way through them, and the prisoner slapped right

against my breast, and drove his nose into my face. Another was behind me, the prisoner made a violent snatch at my chain; in doing which, I put my left hand down to save my watch, and found the chain broken, it was gone before I touched it; the watch was left. I immediately pursued the gang, they all dispersed immediately I pursued them across Moorfields, to Long-alley, and finding my watch was safe, I did not go. I heard on Saturday there was a gang of three people taken up, I went to Worship-street, the officer took me into a room; I immediately pointed out the prisoner, the moment I saw him. I had no doubt of him whatever.

Prisoner's Defence. I can prove I was at my master's premises at ten o'clock.

SUSAN WARD , of French-court, Goswell-street, stated that the prisoner was her husband's apprentice; and that on Saturday nights he seldom left till ten o'clock, but she could not speak particularly to the night in question.

NOT GUILTY .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-69

834. MARGARET CONNER was indicted for a misdemeanor .

MR. LAW conducted the prosecution.

JOHN JONES . I live with Joshua Jones , a milkman in Brazier's-buildings, Sea Coal-lane. The prisoner came on the 22d of April for a penny-worth of milk, she gave me a sixpence - I gave her five pence, and put the sixpence on the shelf; there was no other there. When Joshua came in he took it up, and said it was a bad one. I saw her at Guildhall about a fortnight afterwards. I received no more silver.

JOSHUA JONES . The last witness is my brother. I took the sixpence off the dairy shelf, and put it in a separate drawer in my desk by itself; as I thought it bad I gave it my wife to take to Mrs. Pithouse. I am sure there was no other money in the drawer. I locked it up.

MARY JONES . I am the wife of Joshua Jones . I have seen the prisoner twice, once at our house, and once at Mrs. Pithouse's, About a week before she was apprehended she came to our house for a penny worth of milk and gave me a bad sixpence; I returned it and she put the milk back, and went away directly. My brother came in just after. My husband afterwards gave me a sixpence to take to Mrs. Pithouse; I brought the same sixpence back, and he put it in the drawer, and when she was apprehended I gave it to the constable.

SARAH ANN PITHOUSE . I am thirteen years old. I know the prisoner, she came to my mother's shop in Sea Coal-lane several times for different articles - she always paid me sixpences, and I rubbed them on the stone; they always looked like copper; I returned them to her, and she went away - this has happened many times. On the 7th of May, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, she came for a penny roll, gave me sixpence, and asked for the change, for shew as in a hurry - I took it to my mother who sent for Worrall, who took her. She came twice in one day and offered a sixpence - I wanted to shew it to a young man; she said it was a very good one, and I should shew it to nobody.

SUSAN PITHOUSE . We live in Sea Coal-lane. I have seen the prisoner several times within the last eight months - she always brought bad money; she at first began with half-crowns, then shillings, and then sixpences - I always tried the money on a stone, and refused it; she went away always without buying. One morning she offered a sixpence for a penny roll, my child refused it. On the 7th of May she came, and my child brought me a had sixpence.

JOHN HAZELWOOD WORRALL . I received the sixpence from Pithouse and Jones.

MR. CALEB EDWARD POWELL . I am assistant to the solicitor of the Mint. Both the sixpences are counterfeit, of the same die, and have never been in circulation.

Prisoner's Defence. Any one might take the sixpence off the shelf.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-70

FIFTH DAY, MONDAY, MAY 27, 1822.

835. WILLIAM TAYLOR and WILLIAM MAHON were indicted for stealing on the 28th of April , 11 lbs. of horse hair, value 11 s. , the goods of Eleazer Booker .

MR. ALLER conducted the prosecution.

ANN CANDY . My husband is a Chelsea pensioner; we live at Edmonton On the 25th of April, the prisoners came to my house about seven o'clock in the morning, and asked if I bought horse hair; I said I did, but I had neither money to buy it nor scales to weigh it - they said they wanted to get some breakfast, and I gave them 1 s. After they were gone I took a handful of it to Mr. Booker - Mahon came again in about an hour for the money - I said I was not to give him the money nor hair, for Mr. Booker had ordered me not - he went away; I never saw him again. I gave the hair to Mr. Booker.

COURT. Q. Did you ever see them before - A. Yes, many times. They live in the neighbourhood.

WILLIAM EMERE . I am foreman to Mr. Eleazer Booker, coachmaker , of Edmonton. Candy came to me - I went with her, and examined the bag of horse hair, and saw it had come from cushions or chaise backs. I found two worsted tufts in it, which made me believe they came from some coachmaker's linings; I examined our carriages, and found four or five chaise linings cut, and the hair taken out; and several cushions in the lost cut open and the hair taken out. I compared the tufts with two of the cushions, and found they matched. I produce a tuft I found in the hair, and one of our cushions. Mahon worked as a bricklayer at our factory.

THOMAS AUSTIN . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoners; I saw them on that day in the fields; I pursued, but could not overtake them. On Sunday I took Mahon, and next day Taylor came to me and I took him.

TAYLOR'S Defence. A woman saw us pick it up; we told her we found it.

MARY WRIGHT . I saw these lads pick up the bag, on the King's high-road, at four o'clock in the morning, on

the 26th of April, as I was going to see my daughter who was ill.

MR. ALLEY. Q. Did you go to tell the justice of this - A. Yes.

ANN CANDY . They did not say they found it.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-71

836. EDWARD BRUCE was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May , 436 lbs. of pig's skins, value 7 l.; one trunk, value 5 l., and two tubs, value 4 s. , the goods of George Osbore .

WILLIAM WISKIN . I am servant to George Osborne , porkman , of Wentworth-place, Mile End . On Saturday morning, the 18th of May, about a quarter past five o'clock the prisoner came into the shop with another man, and bought a knuckle of pork each, at two-pence each, and one penny-worth of bread. About six o'clock a young woman came and gave me information; I went out and overtook the prisoner about two hundred yards off, dragging a truck, with two tubs on it full of skins; it was my master's truck and tubs; I laid hold of him and asked where he was going; he said a young man had asked him to drag the truck, that the man had white stockings on, and he was to have one shilling for his job. I said the cart was my master's, and told him to take it back; he said he would take me to the man. I gave him to a man to hold, while I fetched a constable. I saw the cart safe at ten o'clock on the previous night, locked up in the stable, which is one hundred yards from the shop; he must pass the shop with it; the stable was up a court, which is a thoroughfare.

FRANCES FOWLING . I live about twenty yards from the stable, on the opposite side. On the 18th of May, about twenty minutes past five o'clock, I saw the prisoner against Osborne's stable, with another man; they stood there twenty minutes, close by the door. I saw the prisoner help the other man over the wall; he then came and opened the stable door, and let the prisoner in; they came out in a quarter of an hour, shut the door, and looked up and down the passage several times till the clock struck six; then both went into the stable, and threw open a pair of large doors, and the prisoner was hauling the truck out, and the other one pushed behind; he shut the doors, they then trailed the truck down the passage. I ran across and told Wiskin, who took the prisoner.

FREDERICK SKINNER . I live next door to Fowling. On the 18th of May, about a quarter past six o'clock I saw the prisoner; Wiskin was holding him, and gave him to me; I searched him and found a crow bar in his possession, and a chisel in the cart.

ROBERT CHRISTIAN . I am a constable. I have the tubs, they contained pig's skins, and have the chisel and crow bar; I compared it with the lock of the passage, the marks match with the crow.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man asked me if I wanted a job, he opened the gates and gave me the truck to drag to the turnpike for one shilling. They would not go after him.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-72

837. WILLIAM SNELLGROVE was indicted for killing and slaying William Platt ; and THOMAS BUCKMASTER , SAMUEL DIGHTON , JOSEPH SMITH , and FRANCIS BOYD , were indicted for being present, aiding, and abetting the said William Snellgrove , the said manslaughter to do and commit .

SAMUEL DOBSON . I am a beadle and live at Dean-street, Mile End. I know all the prisoners, they live in the neighbourhood. William Platt sold braces about the streets. On Monday the 2d of April , I was fetched about two o'clock to Bow Common , and found the prisoners there; I went to part them, understanding they were fighting; but I found a large mob, and dare not interfere; the fight continued one hour and forty minutes. Dighton and Buckmaster were seconds to Snellgrove; Boyd and Smith, to the deceased. I saw the deceased walking about the streets on the next afternoon; he died about four o'clock on Wednesday morning. The fight appeared perfectly fair, and the seconds did not at all urge them to fight.

Q. Perhaps you are not sure that they were seconds - A. They held them up when they fell. I know that on Tuesday, Platt drank a great quantity of gin and spruse.

WILLIAM FORDHAM . I am a constable. I was at the beginning of the fight - they were brought into the ring, and began to fight. The mob would not let me interfere to prevent it; I could not part them; they both appeared determined to fight, and fought very fair. When they parted, Platt appeared to be hurt by a fall; they both fell - there was very little blood. He did not complain but appeared to hang down his head; he was carried away in a cart.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. Was it a jolting cart - A. Yes.

SAMUEL DESERT . I am a weaver, and live at Bethnal-green. I know Snellgrove, Dighton, and Buckmaster. I saw Snellgrove a fortnight before the fight took place, and he said he expected to fight - I also saw him the day before the fight; he said he meant to fight, but he liked the deceased as well as his own brother.

GEORGE GALLOWAY . I am a weaver. I was present at the fight. There appeared no malice; it was perfectly fair - I saw it all. I saw Platt helped up into the cart.

JOSEPH COOK . I saw the fight from the beginning to the end. I never saw a more fair battle. I knew none of them before - the deceased did not appear so much hurt as Snellgrove.

GEORGE ATCLIFF . I am a green-grocer, and live at Mile End. I knew all the parties - Snellgrove was fighting Platt; I saw it all, it was a fair fight. The deceased did not appear much hurt; they were both carried away in men's arms. Platt came into my shop about eight o'clock, and said he was as well as ever he was, except his face; he walked away eating oranges - he had been drinking; I cannot say whether he was sober or not - I thought he looked as if liquor had affected him. I saw him about half-past eleven o'clock again, he was then poorly; I stopped half an hour with him - he said he was better, and began to reach very violent.

WILLIAM GREEN . I am an apothecary, and live in Whitechapel-road. I was called to the deceased on Wednesday morning, and found him insensible; he died about

six o'clock. I opened his head; there was an extravasation of blood on the brain, which occasioned his death; I cannot say it was produced by the fight; it was too extensive to come from a blow, it might be from a fall - I think it could not be produced by intoxication; it appeared to be from great violence, and could not have happened above three days previous.

SNELLGROVE - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined One Month .

BUCKMASTER and Others NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-73

838. HENRY HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May . one clock, value 5 l.; two hats, value 10 s., and one umbrella, value 5 s., the goods of Evan Williams , in his dwelling-house .

EVAN WILLIAMS . I am a bookseller , and live in the Strand . The clock was on a pedestal in the front parlour down stairs. On Sunday night, the 5th of May, between nine and ten o'clock, I was sitting up stairs with my family, and heard the clock strike very loud - I think it struck eighteen or twenty times - I immediately went down stairs, and before I got to the bottom, I heard a violent thundering at the door; I opened it, and was told thieves were in the house, and that one had come out at the back window - I shut the door, and went into the parlour, and close by the window I found two hats and two umbrellas, and found the clock had been removed from the pedestal partly, it was still on the pedestal, and part of it still remained on the space it occupied before. The prisoner was secured outside the door - the two hats were moved off a nail at the back part of the room; the umbrellas were moved across the room. The thieves must have got over the rails, and got in at the window, which was not fastened.

CHARLES CROWTHER . I live next door to Mr. Williams. I am porter at the Craven Hotel. About twenty minutes before ten o'clock, I saw the prisoner inside Mr. Williams's room - the window was open; I gave an alarm - he came out of the window and was secured. He said he went in to fetch his hat.

GUILTY. Aged 16.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-74

839. WILLIAM MORRIS and WILLIAM NICHOLLS were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , sixteen pieces of silk, containing one hundred and twelve handkerchiefs, value 20 l., and two pieces of silk and cotton containing fourteen handkerchiefs, value 20 s., the goods of George Burch , in the dwelling-house of Joseph Burch .

JOSEPH BURCH . I live at Upper Clapton . I rent the whole house. On Saturday morning, the 13th of April, I missed sixteen pieces of silk containing one hundred and twelve handkerchiefs, and two pieces of silk and cotton containing fourteen handkerchiefs; the silk handkerchiefs would cost me 16 l., and the other two pieces 2 l.; they were entrusted to George Burch to print, he is the printer; I look after the business for him; I had seen them safe about four days before; I think they were taken a piece at a time. Nicholls was in our service, he drove the cart to town - the goods were in a proper state to take to the customer, but they were not delivered to him to take. Morris had been employed five or six weeks before, but was discharged, he lives near me. In the afternoon I sent for him and told him I suspected he had stolen the goods; he strongly denied it. He was delivered to the constable.

ROBERT PISCOD . I am a constable. I was sent for and took Morris. I locked him up at half-past seven o'clock, and on returning I met Nicholls about half a mile from the watch-house; he said voluntarily that he had taken the handkerchiefs, and not Morris; that the duplicates were at his own home. He took me to Morris's house who is the prisoner's father; he asked old Morris for the duplicates who gave them to him, and he gave them to me.

JOHN HEATH . I am servant to Mr. Gosling, a pawnbroker of Shoreditch. I have two handkerchiefs pawned for 3 s. 6 d. each, I believe by Morris; they are pawned in his name on the 28th of March, and the 6th of April.

JOHN STEVENSON . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Whitechapel. I have a handkerchief pawned on the 10th of April for 2 s. by Morris.

GEORGE WEIBLE . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Whitechapel. I have three handkerchiefs pawned by Nicholls on the 9th of April, for 6 s.

DAVID RICE . I am servant to Mr. Christie, a pawnbroker. I have two handkerchiefs pawned by Nicholls, on the 9th of April.

THOMAS WOISTENHOLM . I am servant to Mr. Barker, pawnbroker of Aldgate. I have two handkerchiefs pledged on the 9th of April, I think by Nicholls.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NICHOLLS - GUILTY. Aged 20.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only

Confined One Year .

MORRIS - NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-75

840. MARY ENNIS was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Press , on the 15th of May , (no person being therein) and stealing two shawls, value 5 s.; one looking-glass, value 2 s., and one pepper-box, value 2 d. , her property.

MARIA PRESS . I am the wife of John Press , of Backchurch-lane, St. George's ; the house is let out in tenements, the landlord does not live there. On the 25th of May I went out between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, leaving nobody in the room. I am not certain that I locked the door, but am sure I latched it. I returned between three and four o'clock. My husband had gone out in the morning and returned about eight o'clock at night. I missed my whittle from behind the door, and a shawl which I had had twelve months; a looking glass was taken off the table, and a pepper box; I think they were worth 6 s. I found the door latched. The other lodgers sometimes go into my room; the prisoner is quite a stranger. Next morning she was in custody at the office. I have found my whittle, but nothing else.

WILLIAM BELCHER . I am servant to Mr. Price, a pawnbroker of Whitechapel. I took a whittle in pawn on the 15th of May, of the prisoner, in the name of Sarah Lane.

JAMES GIBBS. I am a constable. The prisoner was taken on another charge. I found no duplicates on her.

(Property produced and sworn to).

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the shawl a long time ago - it is not my own but was given me to pawn.

GUILTY. Aged 33.

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

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-76

840. PETER ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May , one bed, value 5 s.; one pillow, value 1 s.; five pair of trowsers, value 15 s.; one blanket, value 1 s.; three shirts, value 18 d.; one jacket, value 6 d.; one coat, value 10 s.; one bag, value 2 s.; one frock, value 6 d.; one pair of stockings, value 1 s.; one sovereign, and ten shillings, the property of John Jacobs , in the dwelling-house, of James Keiley .

JOHN JACOBS . I lodge in George-yard, Whitechapel , at James Keiley 's, on the second floor; the prisoner lodged in the same room. I had received 3 l. from my Captain. On the 18th of May, while I was at the docks, my property was stolen; I saw him lock the room up before I went out. I returned at eight o'clock at night, and the landlord gave me information. He had lodged there a fortnight, and did not say he was going to leave.

JAMES COTLMAN . I am an officer of Poplar. The prisoner was stopped and given into my charge, and a bag of clothes was produced at the watch-house, which Jacobs claimed.

THOMAS PITT . I am a watchman of Poplar. I stopped the prisoner on the 18th of May, at 11 o'clock at night, with a bag of clothes; he said he came from London Bridge, and was going on board his ship; I let him pass but kept the clothes; and next night I saw him again and took him.

RICHARD GRESHAM . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Ratcliff Highway. On the 9th and 15th of May, a coat and a pair of trowsers were pawned in the name of Johnson.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I agreed to take his bag to the vessel for him.

JOHN JACOBS . I never gave him leave to take them.

GUILTY. Aged 45.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-77

841. ANN TUTON was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , three gowns, value 5 s.; two pair of stockings, value 18 d.; four ounces of silk, value 1 l.; four napkins, value 4 s., and one whittle, value 7 s. , the goods of George Richards .

MARY RICHARDS . I am the wife of George Richards , we live in Shacklewell-street, Bethnal Green . The prisoner lodged with us six weeks, and was a windster. At the beginning of April I missed this property, from a box which was not locked. She left the house unexpected, and paid all her rent, but gave no warning.

THOMAS ARNOLD . I am an officer. The prisoner was given into my charge by George Richards , on the 27th of April for this robbery.

WILLIAM BELCHER . I am a servant to Mr. Price, pawnbroker, in Whitechapel. I have a whittle pawned for 3 s. on the 6th of April, from a woman like the prisoner, in the name of Sarah Martin .

JOHN JONES . On the 30th of March four napkins were pawned for 1 s. 3 d. I have no knowledge of the prisoner in the name of Mary Toothing .

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 36.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-78

842. THOMAS POTTER was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , two coats, value 4 l.; two waistcoats, value 4 s.; two pair of trowsers, value 10 s.; one pair of boots, value 5 s.; one last, value 2 d.; two pair of gloves, value 6 d.; two handkerchiefs, value 2 s., and one bible, value 5 s., the goods of Joseph Clark , in the dwelling house of Joseph Herne .

JOSEPH CLARK . I live in Drury-lane . Joseph Herne keeps the house, and lives in it; I lodge in the back garret - the prisoner lodged on the same floor. On Saturday the 20th of April, about half-past nine o'clock, I saw these things all safe in my room, which I left about a quarter before ten. I pulled the door too, and left the key in it. I returned in quarter of an hour and all was gone. I found one of my coats at a clothes shop. I have found nothing else. I found the prisoner the same night in New-street, Covent Garden, and secured him.

RICHARD TUCKERS . I am an apprentice to Mr. Hearne. Three or four minutes before ten o'clock I saw the prisoner come in from the street, and go up stairs; he came down in two or three minutes with a bundle under his arm and went out, he did not return till he was taken.

Cross-examined by MR. DOWLING. Q. What time was he apprehended - A. About eleven o'clock at night; he usually came home much sooner than that.

JAMES BARTLETT . I am a watch-house keeper of Covent Garden. The prisoner was brought to me, charged with this robbery. I found two sovereigns, thirty-seven shillings in silver, and one shilling in copper, on him. I asked how he got the money, he said if I would go into the parlour, with him he would tell me; I took him into the parlour, he said it was the overplus of work, when he came out of the Penitentiary, where he had served six years.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-79

843. JAMES BUTLER was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , one watch, value 40 s.; one seal, value 18 s., and two keys, value 2 d., the goods of George Ansell , from his person .

GEORGE ANSELL . I live at Whitecross-place, Wilson-street, Finsbury-square . On Tuesday, the 7th of May, about half-past seven o'clock in the evening, I was standing at my own door and rang the bell; I turned half round and four men came up; and the first drew my watch out instantly; I called Stop thief! and pursued, but lost him. I could swear to the one who drew my watch; it was not the prisoner. The second man was dressed like the prisoner - he was taken on the 10th; I saw him at Worship-street.

CAROLINE GARDNER . I live at a public house in Mulberry-court, Whitecross-street. I was coming outside the door, which is about twenty-four yards from Ansell's house; I saw four men just turn the corner coming into the court; I crossed over the road and stood at a window, and saw the one who walked on first had a light short jacket, and the second was the prisoner; he was dressed as he is now. Three or four minutes after, Mr. Ansell came walking along very quick, and said he had been robbed by four young men. I told him what I had seen; the four men went down Long-alley. On the 10th of May, Brown brought the prisoner to Mr. Ansell's shop; I was sent for. I said he was one; I am sure of it; they were running along very quick; there are two lamps by the spot, but it was not quite dark; the third man caught hold of my arm and spilt my beer, which made me notice them.

ROBERT EVANS . I am a curtain-rod maker, and live in Mulberry-court. About half-past eight o'clock on Tuesday I was leaving work, and heard a bustle; the noise appeared to come from Mulberry-court; and as soon as I got to the end of the alley I saw four men running from Whitecross-place, and a number of people calling after them; they ran close past me. I firmly believe the prisoner to be the second man; I had observed him for twelve yards coming towards me, and when they came up they almost made a stand, and said,

"Which way is he gone, Stop him! Stop him!" and all ran on again - the first man said this. I saw the prisoner at Worship-street on Friday, he sat in the parlour with others, and when I went in I did not know he was a prisoner; I said to Ansell,

"That is one of the party."

JAMES BROWN . I am a constable. I took the prisoner at the Rum Puncheon, public-house, Long-alley, Shoreditch, on the 10th. I said I wanted him to walk with me, and he came. I took him to Mr. Ansell's, and fetched Gardner; he said he was at the Rum Puncheon at the time of the robbery; it is about three hundred yards from the spot, in the same road the thieves took after the robbery. Evans pointed him out at the office, and said, he had not the least doubt of him.

Prisoner's Defence. I was at the Rum Puncheon at the time.

ELIZA OTTERY . I live in Rose and Crown-court, opposite the Rum Puncheon, and keep a green grocer's shop there. I have known the prisoner about four months. I went into the Rum Puncheon on the night of the robbery, to call a young man out named Dent; the prisoner was then standing in the tap-room, and Dent was accused of the robbery. I went in directly as the thieves ran round the corner; there was a cry of Stop thief! The prisoner came out to see what I wanted with the man. I was at home when the prisoner was taken, and said to the officers that he was in the house when the thieves ran by. I told Walton and Brown so.

WILLIAM PERKINS . I live in King-square, Horse-shoe alley, Finsbury, and am a shoemaker. I have known the prisoner twelve months; I do not know his business. On the evening of the 7th of this month (Tuesday,) I was coming through Rose and Crown-court, and saw him enter the Rum Puncheon at a little after eight o'clock; he was alone. I heard Bishopsgate bell ring eight at the time. I went towards home, and three men ran past me in Hand-alley, saying,

"What a lark;" the prisoner was not one of them; this was about two hundred yards from the public-house. When they passed me, I heard the cry of Stop thief!

Q. Did you join in pursuit - A. No. I was at home on the night Ansell was robbed. I have known the prisoner a month or two; he is often at our house. A mob came running down the alley after the thieves, and I ran out; the prisoner was not in the house then. One Dent was there, nursing his child; Avell, Carmichael, and him, were the only persons in the house at the time. I had been in the house a quarter of an hour or ten minutes, and did not see Ottery. If Dent had been fetched out I must have seen it. I was at my door when the thieves ran by. I know Perkins by sight, if he had gone by about this time I think I must have seen him. The prisoner lives in Still-alley.

JAMES BROWN re-examined. I did not see this woman till I returned from the office; she then said, the prisoner was standing at the door at the time of the robbery; I asked if she was certain of it, she said she could not be sure, but thought he was the person.

ELIZA OTTERY re-examined. I did not tell the officer that the prisoner was at the door, or that I could not be certain he was the man.

JOHN REDFERN . My father keeps the Rum Puncheon.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-80

844. GEORGE TURNER was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , one coat, value 30 s., the goods of Thomas Saunders ; and one coat, value 30 s. , the goods of Thomas Saunders the younger.

MR. BOLLAND conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS SAUNDERS . I live at Tottenham-green. On the 25th of April, I was coming out of my garden, I saw a man come out with a basket, and hollowed to know what he wanted; he said I have been offering these things for sale, he had shavings - I was about thirty yards from him, and believe the prisoner to be the man. I missed two coats from the passage. I sent Dudley in pursuit of him.

JAMES DUDLEY . I went in pursuit of the man - I was on horseback. I went to the bottom of Bruce-grove, and saw a man with a basket; I rode up, and saw there was two of them - the prisoner was one; he had not got the basket. I said,

"I believe you are the two men I am looking after;" he said,

"Go on or I will smash you," and kicked at me - the other man put the basket down, turned the coats out, and said,

"Don't say any thing." They walked away; I walked by their side, and saw Mercer, and told him; then the prisoner bobbed under the rails, and ran away; the other walked back - I ran after him, but my hollowing frightened the horse, and it ran away with me.

JOHN SPENCER . I am a gardener, and live at Tottenham. Dudley alarmed me, and said the two men had stolen two coats - the prisoner got under the rails, and ran off; I took him - he said,

"It is of no use saying you will have me, for you will not," and that he would walk no further. I saw somebody coming, he then got up, and

walked - I lead him to where I found two coats, and picked them up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I stopped to hear what was the matter, and the boy said I had stolen two coats, and being irritated, I said what he mentions, and ran away as every one would have done.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined One Year , and Publicly Whipped .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-81

845. GEORGE ARMSTRONG was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of April , one bag, value 6 d.; four gowns, value 10 s.; eleven pair of stockings, value 2 s.; six shifts, value 12 s.; three shirts, value 8 s.; nineteen towels, value 18 d.; four petticoats, value 2 s.; five handkerchiefs, value 20 d.; two bed-gowns, value 8 d., and two table cloths, value 6 d., the goods of Elizabeth Roper , widow , from the person of Nathaniel Dunlop .

ELIZABETH ROPER . I am a laundress , and live at Bethnal-green. On the 22d of April, about eleven o'clock at night, I was passing through Church-street, Bethnal-green, with Dunlop, who is my son; he was carrying this dirty linen, and opposite Brick-lane , I saw four lads standing by a public-house - my son was on my right. I heard the word chance spoken, and footsteps behind; I put my son on before me, and immediately a lad rushed up, and pulled the bag twice, and the third time got it. The prisoner is the person to the best of my knowledge - he ran down a dark passage, and I lost him. This was on Monday, and he was taken on Thursday. I believe him to be the person.

NATHANIEL DUNLOP . I am thirteen years old. I was with my mother - some person snatched the bundle from my back. I did not see him.

RICHARD BAKER . I am a patrol. I was in Brick-lane, and heard the cry of Murder! and found Mrs. Roper, who said the thieves had run down a court - I went down the court, and fell over the bag.

ROBERT CRANCH . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner on the Thursday after the robbery; at the Flower Pot , public-house, Brick-lane; Mrs. Roper identified him from among other persons.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-82

846. A certain man who refused to discover his name, was indicted for publishing a blasphemous and seditious libel .

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

MR. WILLIAM PAYNE . I am clerk to the sitting Aldermen at Guildhall. I have a pamphlet lodged with me on the 27th of December, 1821, by William Smith , who made the deposition annexed to it, and upon which a warrant was issued.

WILLIAM SMITH . I know the prisoner. I saw him at Richard Carlile 's shop in Fleet-street, on the 27th of December. The words

"Temple of Reason" were written up I think. I saw him serving in the shop, and bought this book of him; I wrote my name on it at the time, and paid 6 d. for it - I had seen other people purchasing at the shop, but not of the prisoner. I went straight to Guildhall, and gave the book to Mr. Payne; a warrant was issued - I went with an officer to point out the man, and asked him for another book; he was going to give it me when the officer took him.

Cross-examined by the Prisoner. Q. Were you employed to buy the pamphlet - A. Yes, by John Purton , who belongs to Bow-street - I saw nobody employ him. I have only been paid for my loss of time; I may have received 3 l. more or less. I read part of the pamphlet as I went along the streets.

Q. You found out in the streets that it was blasphemy - A. No, I did not; a former conviction settled that. I was told it was blasphemy, and I swore at Guildhall that it was blasphemous.

Q. Will you be kind enough to state what you understand by blasphemy - A. Speaking against God and the Scriptures. Sedition is speaking against the King and the Constitution.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. You say you have received about 3 l., is this the only pamphlet you have bought, or have you been employed about others things - A. I have.

The Prisoner's Defence was of such a nature as to shock the ears of every person present, and is of course unfit for publication.

GUILTY .

Confined Eighteen Months , and to find Sureties for

Five Years then to come.

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-83

847. JAMES ANGEL was indicted for a fraud .

MARY TANNER . I am the wife of Edward Tanner , who keeps a coach and waggon office. Parcels are constantly brought there to be sent into the country. I believe the prisoner to be the man who brought me a parcel, directed to Mr. Williams, watchmaker, Kingston; he brought a printed ticket with it, as if from the Swan with Two Necks, on which was a charge of 4 s. 8 d., and desired me to take care of it; I told him no coach went that day, but a cart went in the afternoon, and it might go by that. I paid him the 4 s. 8 d. and locked it in my desk, and sent it next day by our porter. it was afterwards brought back to me, and unsealed in my presence, it contained two tiles and some paper. I saw the person at the Mansion House two days after; I am sure that was the person who brought it, but the prisoner is dressed different now.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Do not the porters of the in employ other men - A. Frequently.

FREDERICK EDGELL . I am a book-keeper to Mr. Waterhouse. The ticket produced is not from our office, it would easily deceive a person. The prisoner had been in our employ about a month before. I was at the Mansion House when he was taken; he is the man Mrs. Tanner made this charge against.

MR. ANDREWS addressed the Jury on behalf of the Defendant, stating that he was instructed to say another man had sent him with the parcel.

GUILTY .

Confined One Month .

London Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-84

SIXTH DAY, TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1822.

848. JAMES NORRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , two jackets, value 12 s.; two pair of trowsers, value 8 s.; one waistcoat, value 2 s., and one pillow case, value 1 s. , the goods of Richard Lightfoot .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY .

Confined Six Months .

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-85

849. ROBERT COOMBS and THOMAS RAZELL were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of February , 200 lbs. of candles, value 8 l. the goods of James Shotter .

MESSRS. BOLLAND and LAW, conducted the prosecution.

GEORGE JAMES SHOTTER . I live at Sunbury with my father, who is a tallow-chandler . On the 12th of February there were about one hundred dozen pounds of candles in the workshop, which is near the house. About six o'clock in the morning I found the door open, and twenty dozen gone; it must have been opened by a key. I found four or five small pieces of beef about the store-room floor - the candles were all dips of different sizes, some were shoemakers candles, which are quite different from others, they have two wicks. My father's name is James.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. When were you last in the workshop - A. After nine o'clock; I fastened it up.

EDWARD TILLEY . I have known the prisoner about two years. Razell lives in Haman's-place, Kingston, and Coombs at Hampton-wick. Razell came to my house one night, and asked if I would go out; I said I would, and fixed to meet him at Coombs's at ten o'clock, which I did, and we all three went across Bushey Park, and came out by Hampton-gate, and went along right under the wall towards Hampton, and met the watchman; they wished the watchman good night, and he said,

"Good night." We then went up the road for the George, public-house, at Sunbury, and turned into a yard on the left hand, then came out to Sunbury, at the back part of the town, and laid down to sleep in a cart-lodge, as Razell said it was too soon to go. In about an hour and a half we went to the tallow-chandlers shop; Razell unlocked the door with something, and all three went in; the prisoners went into another room and struck a light; we had two sacks and a basket, which we filled. Razell said, as we went along, that he had been there once before, and there was a dog there, and he had got meat to give the dog; and I think he said he had a key which would fit the place. They each took a sack, and I the basket, we went about half a mile across the fields to a gentleman's house, within forty yards of the road; it was an empty house, we put the candles in the cellar there and went home. They said, we must go and get Taylor's horse and cart to bring them away next night, and I agreed to meet them at Coombs's at eight o'clock. I got there rather behind my time, they were gone; I overtook Coombs standing by the cart, just by the bridge; he asked why I was not there sooner; I said, I did not think of coming. He went on to the house, leaving me to stop with the cart till I heard a whistle, which I did in about twenty minutes, and went on till I saw them in the road opposite the house; they took the candles and basket out of a ditch and put them into the cart; we got back to Coombs's about nine o'clock in the morning, and there looked the candles over and weighed them. One hundred and twenty pounds were fit for sale; we divided the broken ones between us. I had about twelve pounds of spoiled ones that night, and left the rest there; my share was about forty pounds; my wife fetched them. Razell afterwards paid me 11 s. as my share of the others, and said there would be 5 s. more between us. I was apprehended about nine weeks after the robbery, and six or seven of the shoemaker's candles were found at my house. Coombs sent a boy home with the cart.

Cross-examined. Q. How old are you - A. Thirty. I live at Kingston, in Caroline-place. My father is in Sussex. I have been in Petworth Gaol. I have five brothers, one of them is in Horsemonger-lane, and one in Newgate.

Q. How many gaols have you been in - A. About three. I cannot tell how many robberies I have been engaged in. I have gone by the names of Boxall, and King. I once escaped from an officer. I was in the cage when I told of this robbery.

Q. How often did the Magistrate persuade you, before you mentioned the prisoners names - A. I mentioned it at first.

Q. How often in the month of February had you crossed Bushey Park - A. Only this once, I think. The watchman had no lantern that I saw.

Q. Are you the man who broke out of Petworth Goal - A. Yes; I was not re-taken, I went about the country.

Q. Thieving - A. Yes.

MR. BOLLAND. Q. Had you crossed the park with the prisoner, except on these nights - A. No.

JOHN HATCHETT . I am a watchman, my beat is straight through Hampton-wick. On the night of 13th of February I heard of this robbery. On the night before I was on duty, and the prisoners passed me about twenty minutes past ten o'clock by the park-keeper's house, another man was with him who I did not know; they said

"Good night Jack," and I said,

"Good night." I saw no basket or sacks.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you watch constantly. - A. All the winter. I saw them about two miles from Sunbury.

JAMES TAYLOR . I live at Sunbury, and have a horse and cart. On the 13th of February about five o'clock in the afternoon Razell came and engaged it for two hours, I was to send it to Coombs's at six o'clock; my son took it, and a strange lad brought it back between eight and nine o'clock.

Cross-examined. Q. He frequently had the cart of you - A. Yes.

JAMES TAYLOR . I took the cart to Coombs, he said that would do.

- WALTERS. I went to Tilley's house and got six candles, which I produce.

HENRY NEAL . I am Mr. Shotter's candle-maker, and dipped these candles myself. Some like them were in the manufactory on the night of the robbery.

COOMBS - GUILTY . Aged 20.

RAZELL - GUILTY . Aged 56.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-86

850. JOSEPH DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April one coat, value 40 s., the goods of John Robert Warren , in the dwelling-house of William Warren .

JOHN ROBERT WARREN . I am the son of William Warren ; we live in Alsop's-buildings, New-road . On the 26th of April about half-past eight o'clock, I was told my coat was stolen from the passage; I ran out with my brother, and did not see the prisoner. I had had the coat two or three months.

GEORGE WARREN . I ran out and laid hold of the prisoner about a quarter of a mile off, with the coat on over his own; another man was with him who ran off - I collared and charged him with the robbery; he said it was his own coat.

ELLEN SMITH . I was servant to Mr. Warren. About half-past six o'clock in the evening I opened the door to the prisoner, he brought a note and asked if Mr. Warren was within; he had no great coat on. I asked if it required an answer, and went up to my master, leaving him in the passage; I returned in about five minutes and found the door ajar and him gone; the coat was missing off the nail. Three of my young masters went in pursuit. I had a candle in my hand, and am sure of him. There was no writing in the note.

HUMPHREY ROBERTS . I am a constable. The prisoner was given in my charge with the coat on his back; I found a latch and a skeleton key on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I met a baker who said he was going to pawn the coat, and I paid him 16 s. for it.

GUILTY. Aged 20.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Confined One Year and Publicly Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-87

851. WILLIAM EDWARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , at St. James, Westminster, one snuffbox, value 3 l.; one scent-box, value 2 l.; two tea-spoons, value 3 s.; one gravy-spoon, value 1 l., and one butter-knife, value 5 s., the goods of Augustus Bozzi Granvill , in his dwelling-house .

AUGUSTUS BOZZI GRANVILL , ESQ. I live at No. 8. Savell-row, Burlington-gardens, in the parish of St. Martin in the Field's , and rent the whole house. The prisoner was in my service for six or seven weeks as footman , and left without notice six or seven weeks ago. I then caused a search to be made, and missed the property stated in the indictment; I had seen the snuff-box the day before; it is gold, and worth 20 l. He did not apply for his wages, but he had had some in advance. I took him with a certificate from the Colonel of the regiment he had been in.

JAMES HOWELL . I am a servant to Mr. Bartram, a pawn broker. I have a gold scent box, pawned on the 10th of April, in the name of John Edwards , No. 14, Prince's-street, for 1 l. 11 s. 6 d., which I consider nearly to be the intrinsic value. The prisoner was the man, to the best of my knowledge.

THOMAS BENNETT . I am a servant to Mr. Sherino, pawn-broker, Brewer-street, Golden-square. On the 11th of April, I took a snuff box in pawn for 3 l. in the name of William Edwards , for John Roberts ; I believe the prisoner to be the person, but am not certain. On the 8th of April, I took in a gravy spoon, for 1 l., in the name of William Edwards , from the same person. On the 28th of February I took in two tea spoons. in the name of John Griffiths for 3 s.; I cannot say whether the same person pawned them, but the address, No. 14, Prince's-street, is on all three tickets.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN PURTON . I am an officer. I found the duplicates on the prisoner corresponding with the articles produced. I apprehended him last Thursday, in Oxford-street, and told him, I took him for robbing his master; he said there were the duplicates of the property, he had not destroyed them.

Prisoner's Defence. I acknowledge pawning them, but not with intention to defraud.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 33.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor, on account of his good character, and the readiness with which he gave up the duplicates

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-88

852. BENJAMIN GODLIMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , one piece of elm-board, value 1 s.; one spoke for a wheel, value 5 d., and one fencing-post, value 4 d. , the goods of James Trumper .

SAMUEL BURROWS . I live with Mr. Trumper, of Harefield . On the 19th of May, I met the prisoner by Hare-field Church, about one o'clock at night, and saw a piece of sheet lead on the wall - I asked him to come and look at it; he did not come at first, I asked him to come again; he came, and I saw some pieces of wood under his arm; I asked where he got them - he said it was a stick or two, which he had picked up coming along; I took him to my master, as I knew the wood to be his - it was taken out of the shed.

JAMES TRUMPER . I am a farmer. The prisoner had been seven weeks in my service. I know the wood to be mine; he said it was mine.

(Property produced and sworn to).

GUILTY . Aged 44.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-89

853. ROBERT CRAWLEY and JAMES NEUMHIER were indicted for feloniously assaulting Edward Bowerbank , on the King's highway, on the 23d of May , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one watch, value 8 l.; one key, value 6 d., and one ribbon, value 2 d. , his property.

EDWARD BOWERBANK . I live in Sun-street, Bishopsgate. On Thursday the 23d of May, at half-past six o'clock in the evening, I was passing down Kingsland-road ; I had a metal watch worth 8 l. in my fob, with a ribbon and key - I was alone, and as I was in the act of passing the end of a private road, called King's-road, two persons were behind a toll box, which is at the corner; and the moment I approached this toll box, the two persons rushed from there with great force, with their elbows against my breast; I staggered a pace or two, and at the same moment received a tremendous blow on my breast, which knocked me down about a yard and a half from

where I received the blow; it drove me more into the road before I fell, and at the moment of receiving the blow I felt my watch snatched from me. I am perfectly sure that the prisoner Neumhier is one of the two, but not the person who snatched the watch. When I was on the ground the man who took my watch let it drop about a yard and a half from me, and I crawled on my hands and knees towards it, but he was too quick for me, and snatched it up and ran away. As I was endeavouring to get up, the two prisoners passed me - I had not seen Crawley in the transaction before; I took particular notice of him - I at first thought he might be only a person who was passing, till I saw him with Neumhier - I noticed his features, and am quite sure he is the one who ran off with Neumhier, I had seen him repeatedly before. I pursued them nearly to the top of the King's-road, crying

"Stop thief!" and never lost sight of them till they turned the corner of Ivy-lane; before that I saw three young men come out of a house called the High House, and join in the pursuit. I came up in less than ten minutes to where they were stopped, and saw them in a public-house where they were conveyed, and am certain of their persons, perfectly so. The watch was shewn to me before I got to the public-house. I felt very sore for two or three days from the blow and bruises occasioned by the fall, and my hands were lacerated with the gravel.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. This was only five days ago, and you are quite recovered - A. No; I am not. Two persons rushed against me, a blow immediately followed, and while on the ground the prisoner passed me; the blow and my falling were almost instantanious, I staggered a little, the person who struck the blow and took the watch has escaped. I saw Neumhier rush on me, and then pass me, my attention was more upon him than the one who escaped. I am perfectly certain that the watch was not taken till after the blow was struck, and when I was in the act of falling; I staggered a yard and a half.

Q. You at first thought the third person was only passing by - A. Yes, till I saw him with Neumhier. I had not called Stop thief when I saw him. His face was quite familiar to me, I did not know his name, they ran about three quarters of a mile.

Q. Do you mean to say you had such a view of them that if you had met them a month afterwards in the street you should know them - A. I think I should directly; perhaps I might have passed them a month after, and not notice them.

THOMAS COLLINS . I live in King's-road, Hoxton, at the High House, and am a seal skin-dresser. Last Thursday evening I was at home, and heard a noise, I ran to the gate and saw Mr. Bowerbank covered with dust, holding up his stick and saying

"Stop those rascals, those thieves!" pointing to the prisoners who were about twenty yards before him; I pursued, they turned to the left, and then down Ivy-lane; a man named Rump stopped them, before I lost sight of them; it was the two prisoners. I laid hold of Crawley opposite the Unicorn, public-house, I took him into the house, he scuffled and struck me a blow under the ear, and using a bad word, he said he would serve me out when he got loose again; I let him go, and seized him again immediately, and got him into the public-house, and the other was brought in directly; Bowerbank came in in five minutes, and said he could swear to them both.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you not say they turned to the left, and then to the right, down Ivy-lane - A. Yes; I did nor loose sight of them, I saw three persons in Ivy-lane; I saw the prisoners when they turned the corner; Crawley did not say that he knew nothing about it, he said he would serve me out; he said at the public-house, that I had nothing to do with it, he had done nothing.

MR. BRODRICK to MR. BOWERBANK. Q. While you were getting up and saw the two persons, was the other man running away - A. He was before; I at first thought Crawley might be a man who might assist me. He made no attempt to stop the man.

Q. Had you such a view of Neumhier, that if he had not run away, you would have charged him with it - A. Certainly.

JAMES SPARKS . I live at Hoxton, and work with Collins at the High House. I heard a hollowing, and ran out and saw Mr. Bowerbank all over dust, holding up his stick and saying,

"Stop thief," I looked towards Hoxton and saw the two prisoners running about twenty yards off, I pursued and never lost sight of them. I stopped Neumhier; somebody laid hold of him when I came up. Collins took Crawley; a scuffle ensued between Collins and Crawley about which public-house they should go to, whether to the Green Man or the Unicorn; and in the scuffle I saw the watch behind Crawley, I saw it in the act of falling to the ground, it fell at his heels, and I think it must have fallen from him; a sailor picked it up and gave it to me. Bowerbank claimed it.

Cross-examined. Q. You suppose it fell from him - A. Yes. I do not think it could have fallen from any one else; I saw it fall. Collins had hold of him, and a third man wanted them to go to the Green Man; there was a great mob, but the watch could not have fallen from them, it was too near to him; I saw it in the act of falling; the sailor boy who picked it up is not here; he offered it to me, but I would not take it, and told him to take it to the gentleman. I believe it to be the same from the colour of the case.

HENRY SWAIN . I am a seal-skin manufacturer. I was in the High House, and heard the alarm; I came out and saw the prosecutor waving his stick, crying out,

"Stop thief! Stop those rascals!" pointing to the prisoners who were not above forty yards from him. I joined in pursuit, and never lost sight of them. Sparks had hold of Neumhier and asked me to assist him which I did, and in the middle of the road the prisoners wished to go to the Green Man, and said they would not go to the Unicorn. Crawley scuffled with Collins; Neumhier tried to get to Collins, and I perceived Crawley throw the watch down; I saw it come out of his hands; a sailor picked it up and gave it to me; I gave it to the officer.

Cross-examined. Q. You will not swear the watch he threw down was the same that the prosecutor claimed - A. Yes. I stood close by Crawley - the sailor boy brought it to me in the public-house in about five minutes; they would not let him come in at first. It had a black ribbon to it, and so had the one I saw him throw down.

JOHN RUMP . I am a porter at Hungerford-market. I

had been to see my brother, and saw the prisoners run down Coffee-house-walk together; and as they passed me they asked if I had seen a man run by, I made no answer but observing a great many men running down the walk after them, crying Stop thief! I gave a child which I had in my arms to a person to hold, then ran and stopped Crawley, who ran through the Bacchus, public-house. Sparks came up directly and laid hold of him; I kept hold of him and saw Crawley stopped; they wanted to go to the Green - Man we took them to the Unicorn; there was a scuffle between Crawley and Collins. Bowerbank came into the Unicorn and said they were the men who had robbed him.

Cross-examined. Q. Crawley ran through a public-house - A. Yes, and I ran through after him. I lost sight of him for an instant; I was not ten yards behind him. Crawley asked, if I had seen a man run by; they did not stop to ask, but kept on. There was a great deal of confusion.

MARIA WOOD . I am servant to Mr. Whitehead, of Ball's-pond. I met the prisoner Crawley in the Kingsland-road, between six and seven o'clock, a few yards from the King's-road; two more men stood behind the toll-box. Crawley turned back and went up to them, and before they went up to the gentleman, I heard them say, they would have one before an hour passed over their heads. I did not know what they meant. I saw the prosecutor standing in King's-road; they all three rushed from the box and knocked him down. I saw him fall, and was so frightened I could not call out; I saw one of them snatch the watch from his fob; that was neither of the prisoners; they all three ran up King's-road. I saw the prisoners at Worship-street next day, and was sure of them. I am still in my master's service.

Cross-examined. Q. You never saw Crawley before - A. No. I had no conversation with him: when I met him I noticed that he looked very pale. The gentleman did not speak to me, I was about two yards from him, he got up, and hollowed

"Stop thief!" holding his stick up. My master has a situation in the Bank of England.

COURT. Q. Did you see what became of the watch - A. The man who knocked the gentleman down, gave it into Crawley's hands, and bid him run, and said, if they came after him they would stop them; they were close to me at the time; I saw that the watch ribbon was dark, and I thought there was a seal to it, but it seems it was only a key.

BENJAMIN ABEL . I am a constable. The prisoner was delivered into my charge, and Swain gave me the watch, which I produce.

MR. BOWERBANK. It is my property.

NEUMHIER'S Defence. I saw the gentleman lay on the ground. Crawley ran down the road, and I ran after him; the man who had the watch ran through a public-house; we were in the street some time before any one came up.

CRAWLEY's Defence. I was passing along the corner of the King's-road, and saw the gentleman on the ground, and a man in blue, running; I made after him directly; I met a man, and asked if he saw a man run that way - he made no answer - I kept on running, and was stopped.

Six witnesses gave Crawley a good character, and five deposed the same on behalf of Neumhier.

CRAWLEY - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.

NEUMHIER - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury on account of their youth and previous character.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-90

854. THOMAS WILLMAN was indicted for stealing on the 14th of May , one handkerchief, value 18 d., the goods of Thomas Flemming , from the person of Charlotte, his wife .

CHARLOTTE FLEMMING . I am the wife of Thomas Flemming . On the 14th of May, about eight o'clock at night, I was crossing Sadler's-wells Fields , and had my handkerchief on one arm, and an umbrella on the other - there were several persons in the lane, and I thought I could safely go down it - I heard some men behind me, and in a moment my handkerchief was snatched from me; I screamed out, and he ran away across the fields - two officers ran after him, and brought the prisoner to me. I have no recollection of the man.

WILLIAM STANLEY . I was a watchman of the House of Correction. I was going home with my companion, and within eight or ten yards in front of the prosecutrix, I heard her scream out; the prisoner ran from her over a ditch, and across the field - I followed and caught him without losing sight of him. My partner found the handkerchief.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Are you a watchman now - A. No. I had a fever, which affected my head, which is the reason I was removed. I am certain of what passed that night.

ROBERT GODDARD . I was with Standley, and saw the prisoner snatch the bundle from under Hemming's arm; it was broken victuals in a handkerchief - I was within eight yards of him under a lamp; he was taken before I lost sight of him. I found the handkerchief in the direction he ran.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN DAVIS . I am a patrol. I found the bundle about ten yards from the spot.

Prisoner's Defence. She said I was not the man for he had a watch, chain, and seals.

CHARLOTTE FLEMMING . I said I thought he appeared to have a watch.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-91

855. JAMES EVANS was indicted for feloniously assaulting Frederick Alexander . on the King's highway. putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, one pair of trowsers, value 5 s.; two shirts, value 6 s; two waistcoats, value 5 s., and 5 s. in monies numbered , his property.

The Prosecutor did not appear.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-92

856 MATTHEW GOLLIGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April , one gown, value 6 s.; two curtains, value 6 s.; one valance, value 1 s.; one child's dress, value 12 s.; one shawl, value 5 s.; one petticoat, value 8 d., and an apron, value 9 d. , the goods of Eliza Kiging .

ELIZA KIGING. I live in a garret in Little Prescott-street ;

I had lived with the prisoner, but we parted on the 24th of January. On the 9th of April about two o'clock I went to the Dispensary; I did not lock the room. I returned between seven and eight o'clock and went to bed with my children, and next morning missed this property. On the 20th of April he sent for me to a public-house, and the moment I went, I knew the handkerchief on his neck, to be mine; it was on the bed when I went out. He was secured.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not buy all these things - A. No; he never paid for a thing I have.

WILLIAM WHITE . I am a whitesmith, and live in this house. On Easter Tuesday between seven and eight o'clock I saw the prisoner going out with a bundle, and next morning I heard of the robbery. On the 20th of April I sent for an officer and secured him by the prosecutrix's desire; she claimed the handkerchief he had on. He said he would serve us out, and used shocking language.

MATTHEW HENCHMAN . I am a watchman. I took him in charge: he threw a purse down an area, I picked it up, it contained duplicates.

SCIPIO ROBINSON . I am a butcher. I was sent for to the George, public-house, where the prisoner was secured. I saw him pull a purse out of his pocket and give it to his companion, who ran away and threw it down an area, it contained three duplicates of the prosecutrix's property.

MARY DUNCAN . About six weeks ago I pawned a shawl and petticoat for the prisoner, at Mr. Peachey's.

JAMES PEACHEY . Duncan pawned the shawl and petticoat with me on the 13th of April.

JAMES WALTERS . I am shopman to Mrs. Fothergill, a pawnbroker of Aldersgate-street. I have two curtains; a child's dress, and a gown, pawned in the name of Golligan. I do not know who by.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. She went to live with Matthew Henchman , and took these things away.

MATTHEW HENCHMAN. She does not live with me.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined One Year , and Publicly Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-93

857. JAMES ROGERS was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of April , three copper boilers, value 35 s. , the goods of William Henry Harton and others, his partners.

MR. BOLLAND conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM HENRY HARTON. I have a warehouse in Norway-place, Limehouse , and have partners. On the 19th of April three Bengal copper boilers belonging to the Ann and Amelia were stolen. The warehouse was locked up at six o'clock, and next morning they were missing.

JOHN ELLIOTT . I am servant to the prosecutor. I locked the warehouse up, and next morning found it broken open by a crow bar.

JOSEPH POWERS . I am a surveyor to the Thames Police. On the 22d of April I went with a search-warrant to the prisoner's house, Brunswick-street, Poplar, and found these coppers in the front cellar; he said he bought them on the 11th, of one Litchfield, of Stepney causeway, and produced a book where it was entered; he is a dealer in marine stores.

CHARLES JONES . I am clerk to Messrs. Barrows and Vincent. I went to Stepney causeway, but could find no person of that name.

Prisoner. I have a witness to call.

JAMES DENHAM . I know the prisoner; he deals in rags. I had agreed to sell him some, and on the 19th of April he was at my house, in Turnmill-street, Clerkenwell. I am a pewter and rag-merchant; he came between nine and ten o'clock in the morning; Stanley was with us; he remained at my house sorting rags all day, and till the middle of the next day; he slept there, and was not out all that time; I called him up between five and six o'clock; he left after dinner. I was at his house on Monday, when he was taken.

MR. BOLLAND. Q. When people come to buy rags do they stay all night - A. He said the rags were to make paper.

SARAH DENHAM . I am the wife of John Denham . On Friday, the 19th of April, the prisoner came to our house in the morning, and staid till after dinner next day, sorting rags.

MR. BOLLAND. Q. What were the rags for - A. Making paper. There were cloth and linen rags; there was a room full of them.

THOMAS STANLEY . On the 19th of April I went to Denham's about nine o'clock in the morning, the prisoner was there; we were sorting rags all day, and putting them in bags. I live in Collingwood-square. I left him there at ten o'clock at night, and went again at six in the morning, and found him there; he came down soon after.

MR. BOLLAND. Q. What rags were they - A. Every description.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-94

858. FRANCIS HAYS and WILLIAM GREEN were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , one live tame fowl, price 2 s. , the property of William Evans .

WILLIAM EVANS . I live in Hill-street, Finsbury-square . On Sunday morning, the 28th of April, I lost a fowl which was safe the night before, in the yard.

FRANCIS BAYLIS . I live opposite Mr. Evans's. On the 28th of April, between five and six o'clock in the morning, I was awoke by a dog barking - I got up and went out the back way, and saw the prisoners in a court; they ran away, and parted, but were secured.

JAMES MACKLEN . I am a groom. I saw Bailey running after the prisoners. Hays was secured, and dropped the fowl from his apron.

HENRY BAILEY . I am a watchman. I stopped Green.

HAYS - GUILTY . Aged 34.

GREEN - GUILTY . Aged 31.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-95

859. CHARLES IRESON was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , one counterpane, value 4 s. the goods of Lees Shaw .

SARAH TOOMS . I live at Hampstead , and wash for Lees Shaw. On the 2d of May I hung a counterpane on the furze on the heath, and missed it about three o'clock. Greenfield brought it to me before four.

HENRY TOOLEY . I live at Hampstead. On the 2d of May I saw the prisoner on the Heath, near the Vale of Health pond, laying in a hole. He drew the counterpane off the furze, wrapped it under his arm and ran away. Greenfield ran and took him.

THOMAS GREENFIELD . I saw him going away with the counterpane, I seized him and he dropped it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was out of work, this laid on the open field; I thought somebody had dropped it.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Recommended to Mercy.

Confined Fourteen Days .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-96

860. ANN PEACOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , two frocks, value 4 s.; one shirt, value 2 s., and one pair of stockings, value 8 d. , the goods of Thomas Jones .

MARY JONES . I am the wife of Thomas Jones , milkman , of Norton Faldgate . I leave the prisoner in care of my house while I am out. I missed my husband's shirt, and asked her where it was; she said she did not know; I said she must know; she then said she had pawned it, and gave me the duplicate of a pair of stockings; I said that was not right, she said she had no other. I found a duplicate of the shirt in her pocket, and one for a frock in her bosom.

JOSHUA MORTIMER . I am a shopman to Mr. Russell, pawnbroker, Shoreditch. I have a shawl pawned in the name of Peacock, the duplicate produced is what I gave the person.

Prisoner's Defence. She gave me leave to pawn them, as she had no money to pay me. I have often pawned for her.

MARY JONES . It is not true; she has pawned things with my permission.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-97

861. THOMAS SAYER was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May one gold pin, value 3 s. the goods of Lewis Rushton , from his person .

LEWIS RUSHTON . I am a tailor , and live in the City-road. On the 6th of May, at a quarter past one o'clock in the morning, I was in Brick-lane asking the watchman the way home. the prisoner came up and said he was going that way, and would show me. We had not gone many paces before he took me by the arm with one hand, and with the other snatched my pin from my handkerchief. I laid hold of him and gave him in charge. He offered me a common pin to pin my handkerchief; and said at the watch-house that if I would say no more about it, he would pay me. He had a woman with him, and so had I. I was sober.

MARGARET JONES . I was with Mr. Rushton. The prisoner said he would show him home, he had a young woman on his arm. The watchman crossed over, and as we went into Chick-street he drew the pin from his cravat; Mr. Rushton said,

"If you have robbed me of my pin, do not steal my handkerchief;" he said,

"Here is your pin;" he said it was not his, and the woman said,

"If that won't do, I will give you another." I called the watchman, who took him. I had been with Rushton from two o'clock, he was not out of the way tipsy.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-98

862. AMBROSE FOLKER was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , 40 lbs. of hemp, value 12 s. , the goods of William Dunbar , Jun.

WILLIAM DUNBAR , JUN. I live in Mount-street, Whitechapel.

RICHARD CARTER . I am a constable. On the 19th of May at six o'clock I saw the prisoner in Mill-yard, Rosemary-lane, with this bag of hemp; he said he brought it from his master's in Red Lion-street, and was going home. I took him to the office. He threw it down and refused to carry it - I said if he did not I would handcuff him, he then took it up. Shields came up; he then said he was taking it to a man, whom he did not know.

JOHN SHIELDS . I found Carter with the prisoner, and asked him where he got it, he said from Mrs. Essex's son, Red Lion-street, and was taking it to Stepney, but he did not know the man.

ELIZA ESSEX . The prisoner was once in my employ; I gave him no hemp.

JAMES ESSEX . I am Mrs. Essex's son. I gave him no hemp.

FRANCIS BATCHELOR . I am a servant to Mr. Dunbar; he has some sheds in Gower's walk , and on Monday morning about seven o'clock, I found the staple of the lock drawn, and missed this hemp, which was safe on Sunday night, at six o'clock.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I have a wife and four children.

GUILTY . Aged 39.

Recommended to Mercy.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-99

863. GEORGE GUTTERIDGE was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , twenty-one silver spoons, value 34 s. , the goods of James Blair .

WILLIAM WALLIS . I am butler to Mr. James Blair , of Devonshire-place . On the 4th of May, the maid gave me information, I ran out and saw the prisoner running; I followed him to Weymouth-mews, crying Stop thief! then lost sight of him - he was brought to me in two minutes by Binning. I gave him in charge, and the twenty-one spoons were found in his pocket.

WILLIAM BINNING . I live in Slade's-buildings, Blandford-mews. I saw the prisoner running down Weymouth-mews, Wallis was following him crying Stop thief! I secured him.

WILLIAM TOOMBS . I am a constable. He was given into my charge. I found twenty-one spoons on him.

ELIZA AVIS . I am servant to Mr. Blair. I saw the prisoner in the pantry taking something out of a drawer, where the plate was kept; he saw me, and ran out. I alarmed the butler.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-100

864. CHARLES KNIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , one watch, value 5 l.; three seals, value 2 l.; one chain, value 3 s., and one key, value 6 d., the goods of Francis Thomas Mee , from his person .

FRANCIS THOMAS MEE . I live in Kirby-street, Hatton Garden. On the 1st of May, about half-past eight o'clock at night, I was at the end of Plough-court, St. Clements ; the prisoner came up, and snatched my watch from my fob and ran down the court - I followed, and took him without losing sight of him. The watch was not found; he passed two other men at the end of the court.

JOSEPH SAUNDERS . I took him in charge.

Prisoner's Defence. A man stopped me before the prosecutor.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-101

865. JOHN RICHARDSON and JOHN GROVES were indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , 90 lbs. of lead, value 6 s., belonging to John Berkenhead , and fixed to his dwelling-house .

ROBERT BROWN . I am a constable. On the 2d of May, at half-past five o'clock in the morning, I and Cooper were together, and saw the prisoners close together; Richardson had a heavy load in a basket - I seized him, and asked what he had there; he said,

"What is that to you?" and threw it at my feet; he got away leaving part of his jacket in my hand. I then pursued Grove and saw a watchman coming out of a public-house, and called to him to knock him down - he turned round and was going to strike me when I secured him. Richardson was taken directly. The basket contained lead, which I matched to the portico of Hornsey-wood House, it fits exactly.

WILLIAM COOPER . I was with Brown on the 2d of May, and saw the prisoners together - Richardson had a basket which he threw down, and both got away; I followed and took him.

JOHN BERKENHEAD . I keep Hornsey-wood House . On the 30th of April I missed the lead from the top of the portico, and Cooper afterwards brought it and matched it; 200 1/2 cwt. were stolen, this is only part of it.

WILLIAM GILBERT . I am waiter at the house. I know the lead by the letters W F K which I often observed on it when I cleaned the windows.

RICHARDSON's Defence. I was coming to town to look for work; and by Ball's-pond I saw a man with two baskets, and a barrow; he asked if I wanted employ, and gave me the basket to carry to Islington turnpike.

GROVE'S Defence. I did not know Richardson.

RICHARDSON - GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

GROVE - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Two Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-102

866. DAVID WICK was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , one piece of silk, value 6 d.; four yards of ribbon, value 2 s.; one housewife, value 2 d.; one pincushion, value 6 d.; thirty beads, value 3 s.; four spoons, value 6 d.; one pair of trowsers, value 6 s., and six shillings , the property of Eliza Robinson .

ELIZA ROBINSON . I live in St. George's in the East . I met the prisoner at the Shakespear's Head, public-house, Shadwell; he went home with me, and remained all night. I got up at half-past nine o'clock, and he was gone. I missed six shillings, which were tied up in my handkerchief under my pillow, which he had given me. I found my chest open, and these things gone. I have known him three years.

JAMES BEACHEY . I am a Thames Police surveyor. On the 24th of April, I found the prisoner on board the brig Bell, which laid off Shadwell, and asked what he had done with the things; he said, some were in his chest. and some in his hammock, where I found them.

ALEXANDER MITCHELL . I went with Beachey and found the property; he gave me the spoons from his pocket, and said he lost 8 s. in the course of the night, and took these things, but meant to return them at night.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I lost 8 s. in her room, also my watch, and found the watch in her box, and took these things for the 8 s. She robbed me also last summer.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-103

867. WILLIAM PRITCHARD was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , one watch, value 10 s.; one seal. value 20 s., and one key, value 1 d., the goods of James Sharp , from his person .

MR. JAMES SHARP . I am chief clerk at Messrs. Hankey's. On the 20th of May, about ten o'clock at night, I was coming down the City-road, and by St. Luke's workhouse a man made a violent and sudden snatch at my seals, and got them. My son had hold of my arm, I called out - he pursued - and the prisoner was brought back in three or four minutes; and from the observation I made of him I believe him to be the man.

TUDOR PUGH . I am a butcher, and live at Hoxton. I saw Mr. Sharp and his son walking arm in arm, and two men against the wall, and to avoid brushing against them. I went sideways; Mr. Sharp said,

"I have lost my watch," and I saw a young man run across the road. I pursued; Mr. Sharp, Jun. followed, and was thrown down - I lost sight of the prisoner, but afterwards took him.

MR. JAMES SHARP JUN. I was with my father, and ran after the prisoner, and was thrown down by some others. I cannot speak to the man who ran away.

RICHARD GAYLOR . I live at Hoxton. I saw the prisoner running from the corner of the work-house to the end of Nelson-street, and overtook him - I found nothing on him. He said he was running after the man; but no man passed me but him. Mr. Sharp was fainting.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming down the road, heard the cry, and saw three or four people running - I ran myself, and the gentleman called Stop thief!

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-104

868. THOMAS WYNN was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , one ass, price 30 s. , the property of William Lovell .

WILLIAM LOVELL , On the night of the 20th of May, I lost an ass from a field at Cambden Town .

WILLIAM PASSOWAY . I am a watchman. On the night of the 20th of May, I was on Saffron-hill, and saw the prisoner riding a she ass; he was turning her down a court, but could not make her god own, which rose my suspicion - I followed him into a dark corner with it - he put it into a shed, got off, and said to a boy,

"Where is the cart which was here, I want to tie my ass up;" I asked where he got it; he said,

"What is that to you" - I secured him, and he said he bought her for 11 s. at Brompton. It was half-past eleven o'clock at night.

WILLIAM LOVELL . The ass is mine. I have particular marks on it.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Two Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-105

869. HENRY CASE was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , 3 lbs. of lead, value 18 d., the goods of James Underhill , and fixed to a certain dwelling-house .

JAMES UNDERHILL . I live in Bartlett's-buildings. I let a house out in Union-court . I was fetched there, and missed the lead pipe from the kitchen wall.

MARY CANNON . I live at the house. On the 4th of May, between eleven and twelve o'clock, I found the prisoner between the parlour and street door - he said the lady in the parlour gave him leave to go backwards; there was nobody there - he ran away, and I found the pipe wrenched off; I saw it safe between five and six o'clock. The watchman brought him back in five minutes.

CHARLES LANKHALL . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoner on the premises with his sleeves all over white, and asked how he came so. I sent Cannon to see if any thing was done - he immediately ran off; I pursued, and overtook him. The pipe was found on the stairs.

Prisoner's Defence. The woman asked what I wanted - several people came round, and I ran off.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-106

870. JOHN HILL was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of May , two planes, value 15 s. , the goods of William Johnson .

WILLIAM JOHNSON . I am a carpenter . On the 8th of May, at eight o'clock, I left these tools safe on my bench, in Penton-place, Walworth . When I returned from breakfast they were gone.

JOSEPH ARMSTRONG . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Baldwin's-gardens. On the 8th of May, about half-past nine o'clock, the prisoner pawned two planes for 4 s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-107

SEVENTH DAY. WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1822.

871. FRANCES HUDSON was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , seven yards of cotton, value 4 s. , the goods of Betty Armstrong .

JOSEPH ARMSTRONG . I am the son of Betty Armstrong , who is a pawnbroker , and lives in Baldwin's-gardens. On the 27th of April the prisoner came and redeemed three articles. Ramsay afterwards sent me this cotton, which hung in the shop before she came. I had not missed it.

JAMES RAMSAY . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Liquorpond-street. On the 27th of April the prisoner offered this cotton in pawn. I observed Armstrong's name on it, and sent to him. She said she had bought it of him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it at his door.

GUILTY . Aged 44.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-108

872. EDWARD BOVINE was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of February , one pair of sheets, value 30 s.; one pillow-case, value 2 s.; one petticoat, value 18 d.; one nightgown, value 18 d.; one shift, value 3 s.; two handkerchiefs, value 1 s., and one gown, value 4 s. , the goods of William Henry Thrupp .

MRS. CAROLINE THRUPP . I am the wife of William Henry Thrupp , we live in Winchester-walk, Bankside. On the 13th of February I delivered these things to Burrows our laundress; and on the 19th of April I was fetched to the prisoner's house, where I found them; but a much larger quantity were lost. The marks are all cut out; but the handkerchiefs are my own work.

SARAH BURROWS . I live in Queen-street, Islington . On the 13th of February I received a large quantity of things from Mrs. Thrupp, and put her bundle into the body of the cart; and at half-past seven o'clock, when I got home it was stolen. I had gone into other houses to collect linen. On the 19th of April I saw this linen found in two bed rooms at the prisoner's house, in Well-street, Minories.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. What time did you go there - A. About ten o'clock his wife got up and dressed herself in the bed gown; the man who drove my cart is not here, he has not driven since.

FRANCIS FREEMAN . I am an officer. On the 19th of April I was at the prisoner's house, in Well-street, with Burrows; I found him and his wife in bed, I told him to get up and dress, as I had come to search his house; they did so. I called up Burrows who identified the bed-gown his wife had on, and the sheets on the bed. He said he could prove how he got the gown. Mrs. Thrupp was fetched, and the property stated in the indictment found.

Cross-examined. Q. This was two months after the robbery - A. Yes.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I can prove that I bought them.

BENJAMIN SAMUEL . I live at No. 12, Cutler-street, which is used as a fair, where clothes are bought and sold, the same as Rosemary-lane. I let out my passage, and have stands at my door. On the 20th or 21st of February I saw the prisoner buy these things of a country looking man, dressed in a smock-frock; there was a counterpane, a pair of sheets, gown, shift, and a pillow-case. I saw the country dealer buy them for 2 l. 10 s., and immediately saw the prisoner go up to him and give him 2 l. 15 s. for them;

he asked me if they were a bargain - I said no, or I should have bought them myself. I know him by his frequently being in the fair.

MARY DIXON . I am the prisoner's mother-in-law. He was very ill on Valentine's day, also the day before and after. I put a blister on his chest on the 13th, and he was in bed all day on the 13th and 14th. He deals in clothes at the market.

SUSAN WALCOTT . I wash for the prisoner. I was washing there on the 13th of February; he was a-bed all day.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-109

873. MARY SCHOFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of April , one sheet, value 2 s. ; the goods of Catherine Hines .

CATHERINE HINES . I live in Redcross-street . On the 4th of April, about four o'clock, the prisoner came and sat in my room; I was called out, and left her there for half an hour; when I returned, she said her husband had turned her out of doors, and I agreed to let her sleep with me, but she did not. Next morning I missed a sheet.

LEONARD MATTHEWS . I am a pawnbroker. On the 4th of April the prisoner pawned the sheet.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. She gave it me to pawn to get her liquor.

CATHERINE HINES . It is false.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-110

874. GEORGE WARNER , JOHN JOSEPHS , and HENRY MASON , were indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April , one ream of paper, value 1 l , the goods of George Litsler , John Phipps , and Israel Phipps .

THOMAS MAISEY . I am servant to Messrs. George Litsler , John Phipps , and Israel Phipps, stationers , of Elbow-lane. On the 23d of April, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, I was in Wentworth-street , behind our cart, which was loaded with paper, and saw a man get into the cart and take a ream of paper out; two others were in his company. I went to take it from him, it fell down; he picked it up again, and ran off with it; I called Stop thief! and was instantly struck by the other two; there were several in the gang. I believe Warner to be the one who took it; I know Josephs to be one of those who struck me; they all ran up an alley, and I lost them. I saw Josephs at the office next day, and am certain of him.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. You never saw him before - A. No.

JOHN EAGLES . I drove the cart. I was alarmed by Maisey's hollowing out

"For God's sake don't kill me." I turned round and saw three men beating him about; he was on the ground. I can swear to Joseph's being one of them; I think I had passed him just before smoking his pipe.

JACOB ONNAN . I live in Winfield-street, and keep a chandler's shop. I knew Warner and Mason by sight before this. I was looking out of window, and saw Warner pick up a ream of paper out of the kennel; the others all followed him with it. I can only speak to Warner.

MARTHA KEMPLEY . I lodge in Wentworth-street. I was at the first floor window, and heard a great noise; I got up, and saw about six men beating Maisey; the people said,

"the man will be killed." I cannot say who struck the blow, but I saw Warner, whom I knew before, going from the cart with the paper in his arms; he went down George-yard, and when he was clear off, the others followed him. Maisey was covered with blood, and went to the end of the yard to pursue, but I advised him not.

CATHERINE DONOVAN . I live next door to Kempley. I have known Warner and Mason by sight, for twelve months. I was at the door, and saw Warner following the cart; he jumped up into it and took a large bundle in his arm. Mason opened his arm to receive it, but Warner jumped out with it and fell on his face; several gathered round; Maisey caught hold of him to take it from him; five or six got round him, and he received several severe blows in the mouth and ribs. Warner ran down George-yard with it.

Prisoner MASON. Q. Did you see me strike the man - A. I cannot say who struck him.

ELIZA JACOBS . I live at the corner of Angel-alley, and Winfield-street. I heard a great noise, came to the door, and saw Maisey in the road with four men round him, beating him; they knocked him down, and kept beating him against the grating of the kitchen-window; they then left him, and ran down George-yard. I saw Warner strike him there, pick up the paper and run away with it. Mason was there, but doing nothing that I saw. I did not see Josephs. I knew them all by sight before, except him.

SAMUEL MILLS . I am an officer. I apprehended Josephs and Warner on the 24th, with eighteen or twenty more, at a public-house in Wentworth-street, and on the 29th I took Mason.

WARNER'S Defence. I was in the park at the time of the robbery, and in the evening I heard of it; and was told the officers were determined to take every one who came to the house. I went and was taken.

JOSEPH's Defence. I was at work from nine o'clock till eleven, and not out till one.

MASON'S Defence. I deny being there.

JOSEPH JOSEPHS . I am the prisoner's brother; he is a tailor - we lodge together. On the 23d of April about ten o'clock, Levy came for him, and I called him up - he was ill. Levy brought him a pair of trowsers to repair, and came repeatedly for them till twelve o'clock; he did not finish them till one. We live in Stoney-lane, Houndsditch.

FRANCES JOSEPHS . I am the prisoner's sister. On the 27th of April he did not go out till one o'clock.

ISAAC LEVY . I live in Stoney-lane. On the 23d of April, about ten o'clock, I took Joseph a pair of trowsers to repair - he came from the bed-room half dressed. I was in and out for them till twelve o'clock, as I was wearing my best.

WARNER - GUILTY . Aged 25.

JOSEPHS - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

MASON - NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-111

875. ELEANOR PARR , and MARGARET WEST were indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , one counterpane, value 8 s.; one bonnet, value 6 s., and two gowns, value 16 s. , the goods of Hannah Sweeney .

HANNAH SWEENEY . I live in Brown bear-alley, East Smithfield . The prisoner lived next door but one. I was confined for two months in the House of Correction, and during that time these things were stolen.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Who did you leave in care of your house - A. Sophia Campbell ; she and Mary Haggerty were taken up on suspicion, and discharged.

MARGARET BROWN . I lived servant with Parr. On the Saturday night that Sweeney went into confinement, Parr and West brought up a white counterpane; they both lived in the house. Parr told me to pawn it in the name of Johnson. I pawned it for 6 s. at Gorden's, in Ratcliff-highway; and on that day week when I came in, I found a blue box, a white straw bonnet, and a gown on the table, and a plume of feathers; she sent me to pawn them; I went to three pawnbrokers who would not take them in; I brought them back, and she sent me to sell them - I sold them for 4 s. 6 d. Parr told me afterwards that they belonged to Sweeney. I left her because she threatened to poison the first person who mentioned it. She said the key of her mother's door fitted Sweeney's door.

Cross-examined. Q. You pawned the goods. A. Yes. Her mother lives a good way off.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-112

876. WILLIAM THOMAS ANSTRY was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , one mill, value 7 s.; two spindles, value 3 s.; one pulley, value 1 s., and two pieces of crystal, value 1 s. , the goods of Thomas Johnson .

THOMAS JOHNSON. I live in White Lion-street , and am a lapidary . The prisoner was in my service; he left on the 1st of April, and on the 9th of May I missed the mill; I had not seen it for four months - I found it in his room; he said it was mine, and he took it for a pattern.

Cross-examined. Q. He had been your apprentice - A. Yes, and lived eight years with me. My son and him quarrelled, which caused him to leave, and he set up for himself,

BENJAMIN VALENTINE . I am a constable. I found the mill in the prisoner's room - he said Johnson's son lent it him; the son is not here.

NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-113

877. JOHN BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , two crow-bars, value 20 s., the goods of John Nash . and two crow-bars, value 20 s. , the goods of Michael Shipley ,

WILLIAM TAYLOR . I am a constable. I took charge of the prisoner on Mutton-hill, on the 13th of May, at half-past seven o'clock in the evening, with four shutter bars - he said he found them, but would not say where. I found they fitted the shutters at Nos. 64 and 66, Regent-street.

JOHN DAY . I am clerk of the works to Mr. Joseph Nash , and live in the Quadrant. The bars correspond with the shutters, and have the letter T on them - they belong to the shop fronts of Nos. 64 and 66; No. 64 belongs to Mr. Shipley.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 58.

Transported for Seven Years .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-114

878. MARY DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , two candlesticks, value 2 s. , the goods of James Legg .

DOROTHY LEGG . I am the wife of James Legg , a broker ; we live in Coppice-row, Clerkenwell . I saw the prisoner going out of the shop; I followed her, and took her with two candlesticks.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked them up.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined One Week .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-115

879. ESAU HART was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , three night gowns, value 3 s., and three petticoats, value 7 s. , the goods of George Blayney .

ANN BLAYNEY . I am the wife of George Blayney , of George-yard, Old-street . The prisoner was my brother's apprentice . I missed these things on the 30th of April, and told his master - he slept in the room they were in.

GEORGE KNAPP . I am an apprentice to Mr. Summers, a pawnbroker, of Bath-street, City-road. On the 16th of April, the prisoner pawned a petticoat and two bed-gowns.

WILLIAM BURTON . I am shopman to Mr. Peachey, of Goswell-street. On the 6th of April a petticoat was pawned; I do not know who by.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOSEPH PRINCE . I took him in charge; he said he had destroyed the duplicates.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Whipped and Discharged.

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-116

880. BENJAMIN KNIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of May , one watch, value 1 l.; one ribbon. value 1 d., and one seal, value 1 d. , the goods of John Gunter .

JOHN GUNTER. I live in Paradise-walk, Chelsea . The prisoner lived two doors off. On the 22d of April, I went out at two o'clock and returned at seven, the watch was gone from my bed-room; I had left the back door open. The prisoner was taken on the 29th, and said he took it.

WILLIAM CRUSH . I am servant to Mr. Townsend, pawnbroker, of Little Russell-street. On the 22d of April, the prisoner pawned the watch for 1 l., in the name of William Cronk , Hosier-lane; he said it was his brother's.

JOSEPH CARTER . I am a constable, I took him in charge; his sister told him to tell the truth, he said he did steal it, that another boy waited at the door the while.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Another boy took it and asked me to pawn it.

GUILTY . Aged 12.

Confined Three Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-117

881. WILLIAM SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , two pewter pots, value 2 s. , the goods of Thomas Pugh .

THOMAS PUGH . I keep the Rose, public-house , Wimpole-street. These pots were stolen from No. 79, Harley-street .

BENJAMIN SCHOFIELD . I am a constable. About half-past seven o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner with another in Harley-street; the prisoner went down the area of No. 79; then came up, stood about fives minutes and stooped, and I missed a pint pot off the rails; he went down again, and on his return took a quart pot off, wrapped it in a cloth and put it in his bosom. I followed and took it out and one from his hat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 45

Confined One Year .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-118

882. JAMES BUCKS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , nine yards of lace, value 30 s., the goods of John Veall , privately in his shop .

JOHN VEALL . I am a haberdasher , and live at Islington . On the 7th of May about twelve o'clock the prisoner came in with another boy, who asked for some pins - I came forward suspecting them, and told the young man to take the lace box off the counter, as it stood near them; they said they only had 2 d., and left without buying any thing. I had put this lace in the box two days before, but did not miss it till the officers brought it.

RICHARD WHITE . I am Mr. Veall's servant. I was putting the laces in order when the boys came in. When I brought the pins the prisoners said they wanted some at 2 1/2 d., he stood nearest to the lace box; it is worth 34 s. 6 d.

DANIEL VAUGHAN . I am a Revenue officer. On the 7th of April between one and two o'clock, I heard a cry of Stop thief! in Goswell-street; the prisoner and three others were running away, and was crying Stop thief! himself - but I stopped him as he was being pursued. I found the lace in his hat which Mr. Veall claimed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-119

883. JOSEPH TILLETT was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May eighteen pieces of leather, value 1 l., the goods of Thomas Clark Rout and James Clark Rout , privately in their shop .

JAMES CLARK ROUT . I am in partnership with Thomas Clark Rout , we are leather sellers , and live in Portpool-lane ; the prisoner worked in our back premises. On the 15th of May about half-past six o'clock in the morning, I received information, and sent for Limbrick, who waited till the prisoner's breakfast hour; he remained behind the rest of the men for ten minutes, Limbrick took him, and asked what he had under his waistcoat - he made no answer; Limbrick opened his waistcoat and found eighteen pieces of leather, which were taken from the shop.

JOHN MILLS . I am a porter. I went to work at ten minutes after six o'clock - I peeped through the key-hole, and saw some one in the shop - I rang the bell, looked through again and saw the prisoner coming from the shop with something under his coat, I went up to his room, and saw leather in his pocket.

RICHARD LIMBRICK . I found the leather on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY Aged 36.

Confined Fourteen Days .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-120

884. JOHN COBBOLD and WILLIAM COLLINS were indicted for stealing, on the 23d of May , one necklace, value 5 s., the goods of Ann Chapman , widow , from the person of Ann Chapman , spinster .

SUSAN WHEELER . I live in Kingsland-road. On the 23d of May, I was out with Ann Chapman in my arms, she is two years old and had on a coral necklace. Segrove alarmed me and I missed it, and saw Cobbold taken about three yards off. It was found in his pocket.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. It was not well fastened on, was it? - A. Yes, I could not get it off.

LAWRENCE SEGROVE . I am a serjeant in the East India service, we were exercising. I saw the prisoners surround Wheeler. Cobbold put his hand to the child's neck and forced something off. I quitted the ranks and seized him, and took the necklace from his pocket. Collins escaped, They were in company for an hour.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN MANCE . I took Collins at his mother's in Curtain-road, he said he saw the boy take it but he had no hand in it.

COBBOLD - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Whipped and Discharged.

COLLINS - NOT GUILTY .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-121

885. SAMUEL ROBERTS was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , one handkerchief, value 4 s, the goods of Benjamin Olive Moore , from his person .

BENJAMIN OLIVE MOORE . I live in Grafton-street, Soho, and am servant to Mr. Flint. On the 15th of May, about half-past eleven o'clock in the morning, I was in Palace-yard ; the officer asked if I missed any thing; I felt, and missed my handkerchief, which was safe just before. He took the prisoner.

HENRY YATES . I am a constable. I watched the prisoner, another man, and a girl, from the Horse Guards to St. James's. I saw them by Moore, close at the Palace-gates very busy - I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief out and secured him, and took it from his pocket.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-122

886. JAMES COTTERELL was indicted for embezzlement .

GEORGE JONES . I keep a coal-shed . The prisoner was in my service, and entrusted to receive money for me, and should always give it me immediately. On the 13th of May Beattie ordered wood to the amount of 3 l. 1 s.; the prisoner took it, with the bill; he returned, and said Beattie had no change, and in about half an hour he asked leave to go for the rest of the evening, and never returned. He had told me to go for the money next morning; I found him in St. George's-fields next day, and found 2 s. on him.

GEORGE BEATTIE . I live in Newport-street. The prisoner brought the wood, and said it came to 3 l. 1 s.; he gave me no bill; I paid him two sovereigns, a half sovereign, and eleven shillings; they sent for it next day, I said I had paid it.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Six Weeks .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-123

887. EDWARD KAIN was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of May , one handkerchief, value 1 s. 6 d., the goods of James Micklam , from his person .

JAMES MICKLAM . I am a tailor , and live in Well-street, Oxford-street. On the 23d of May, about half-past nine o'clock in the evening, I was in Oxford-street with my daughter; a boy came up, and said I was robbed of my handkerchief - I felt and missed it.

FRANCIS KEYS . I am a constable. I saw the prisoner in Oxford-street, in company with two more, at the corner of George-street, St. Giles's, and followed them for an hour and a half, attempting people's pockets; they followed the prosecutor and his daughter, I saw one who got away, take the handkerchief from his pocket and give it to the prisoner; he was about thirteen years old. I ran over and told Micklam, and all three ran down a street into St. Giles's. Adams came up and took me to a public-house, where I found the prisoner, and took him, but found nothing on him.

WILLIAM ADAMS . I am a patrol. I saw the prisoner in Lawrence-lane, with two others, one about twelve years old; they ran down the lane by me, and in about ten minutes I went with Keys to the Robin Hood , public-house, Church-lane, and took him; it is a resort for thieves.

WILLIAM WIGZELL . I work at a perfumer's in Bury-street. I saw the prisoner in company with two more, in High-street, attempting gentlemen's pockets; they went up Oxford-street, returned, and attempted Micklam's pockets several times; and opposite a lane leading to St. Giles's, the little one took the handkerchief and gave it to the prisoner, and all ran down the lane.

GUILTY .

Transported for Life .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-124

888. WILLIAM MERRIFIELD and ELIZA MERRIFIELD were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , one sheet, value 2 s.; one pillow, value 2 s., and one pillowcase, value 6 d., the goods of Thomas Walklett , in a lodging-room .

HANNAH WALKLETT . I am the wife of Thomas Walklett , we keep the Cock, public-house, at Hackney . On the 27th of April, I let the prisoner a lodging at 4 s. 6 d. a week - next night I missed this property; the constable searched the room, and when he was gone, I found the duplicates torn to pieces.

SARAH EDWARDS . I lodge at the Cock. On the 18th of April, the female prisoner was in my room for a quarter of an hour, and when she was gone I missed my two pillows and a whittle - I told Mr. Walklett who sent for a constable; he found my pillows on the bed they occupied.

JOHN GARVA . I am an officer. I was fetched, but found nothing.

JOHN HILL , I am shopman to Mr. Cotton, a pawnbroker. The female prisoner pawned the sheet, pillow, and case, and said she lived in Shoreditch.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ELIZA MERRIFIELD 'S Defence. I was distressed, but intended to redeem them.

ELIZA MERRIFIELD - GUILTY . Aged 30.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged.

WILLIAM MERRIFIELD - NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-125

889. MARY BEE was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of March , twenty-one yards of cotton, value 15 s., the goods of Thomas Williams and Charles Ford , privately in their shop .

CHARLES FORD . I am in partnership with Thomas Williams , we are linen-drapers , and live in Chiswell-street . On the 26th of March the prisoner came with a companion, and looked at several prints, and had a gown cut off - she then said she would pay 1 s. a week; I stooped for some paper to put it in, and saw some confusion between them; they were going out without giving any name - I called her back, and asked her name; she said Betsey Johnson. I missed a piece of print, but no one being in the shop, I let them go. Mr. Williams came in, and I pursued them down Type-street, they separated in Grubb-street, and the prisoner went through Chapel-street into a court - I secured her in Whitecross-street, but nothing was found on her; I asked if she knew the other woman; she said she only met her in the street that day. Two days after a boy gave me information, and I went next morning with an officer to different houses, and then found my property in the court she had ran through - I found the whole twenty-two yards in different lengths; some was made up into little frocks.

WILLIAM WEDLOCK . I am a labourer, and live in Worship-street. On the 26th of March I saw the prisoner running up Chapel-street, with a bundle under her arm, the prosecutor was following her - I saw her throw the bundle up Long-walk, by some posts up an archway - Ford took her, I was about ten yards from them. I did not tell him for he pushed me down in running by, and while I was getting up I lost him. Harper picked the bundle up, it was blue print.

ROBERT HARPER . I live in Chapel-street. A bundle was thrown into Long-walk, a child called me, and I picked it up - it was a piece of print, I gave it to my wife, saying that it would be owned.

MARY HARPER . My husband gave me the print, I gave some away, and Ford found the rest at my house.

THOMAS GARTON . I am an officer. I found this print at Harper's, and were at another house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined One Year .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-126

890. WILLIAM ARTHUR was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , three shirts value 25 s., and one shift, value 5 s. , the goods of James Thompson .

JANE THOMPSON . I am a laundress , and my husband's name is James. On the 9th of May I missed these things off a line in the garden. I live at Westminster .

CHARLES PADDON . I am an apprentice to Mr. Courtney, pawnbroker, On the 9th of May about half-past six o'clock in the evening, the prisoner brought three shirts and a shift to pawn, he said he brought them from his mother. I suspected and took him to Queen-square - he then said he found them in the horse soldiers field.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Confined One Month .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-127

891. SARAH SCOTT was indicted, for stealing on the 27th of April , one bed, value 2 s., and one blanket, value 2 s. , the goods of Abraham Taylor .

The Prosecutor did not appear.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant

Reference Number: t18220522-128

892. RICHARD HARTFIELD and JOHN MALPAS were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , one pair of stockings, value 1 s. , the goods of Samuel Cater .

WILLIAM EDWARDS . I am an apprentice to Samuel Cater , linen-draper , of Chiswell-street . On the 27th of April about 9 o'clock at night, the prisoners came to buy stockings. My fellow apprentice served them, and while he turned his back I saw Hartfield take a pair off the counter, and give them to Malpas, who put them in his hat. I detained them as they were going out, and went for an officer. I took them out of his hat - Hatfield escaped but was brought back; they offered to pay after I took them out of his hat.

GEORGE SAVILL . I was shopman to Mr. Cater. I saw Edwards stop the prisoner - Hartfield ran out, I followed and took him. The apprentice is not here.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-129

893. HANNAH HARDING was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , two handkerchiefs, value 5 s., and seven yards of cotton, value 7 s. , the goods of Thomas Edwards .

THOMAS EDWARDS . The prisoner was two months in my service, and left on the 22d of April. I came to town on the first of May - she had left her box behind. I searched it on the 3d of May, and found the property stated in the indictment in it. I am a tailor. I sent for Read who took it, and on Friday I saw her coming out of a house in Fetter-lane and secured her, and asked her how she came by the cotton; if she took it on Sunday morning - she said she did.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer. Mr. Edwards gave me the property; the prisoner said she took it from the back-room. I had been sent for on the Saturday, and while I was in the house she escaped. I detained her box.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. They were put into my box.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Recommended to Mercy.

Confined Two Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-130

894. MICHAEL DONOVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , one iron crow-bar, value 5 s. the goods of Nathaniel Stallwood .

THOMAS SPRINGETT . I am a servant to Mr. Nathaniel Stallwood , a timber merchant , of Gray's Inn-lane . I saw the prisoner come into the yard, and take this crow-bar, put it under his arm, and when he got out of the yard he put it on his shoulder. I followed and asked what he was going to do with it; he said he found it against the fence. It was at eleven o'clock in the morning.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. He would swear fifty oaths as false as God is true. I found it.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Recommended to Mercy.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-131

895. JOHN CONNELLY was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , one coat, value 28 s. , the goods of a certain man , whose name is unknown.

JOSEPH CADBY . I am an officer. On the 7th of May, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I stopped the prisoner in Guildford-street with this coat in a basket; he said he picked it up; it was a wet day and the coat was quite clean.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-132

896. GEORGE MAYDEW was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , one baking tin, value 3 s.; thirty-six pies, value 2 s., and twelve shillings and four sixpences, in money , the property of George M'Kenzie .

GEORGE M'KENZIE. I am a pieman , and live in Barley-court, Holborn . The prisoner lived in my room for three months, and left on the 9th of May, about four o'clock in morning; and about six I missed this money and pies. I have ordered him to take the pies out to sell but he took the money out of my pocket.

RICHARD ROE WICKS . I am a constable. I took him in charge; he said voluntarily that he took the money, and would return it at so much a week.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Two Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-133

897. JOHN KENT was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , one cravat, value 4 s., and one wrapper, value 6 d. , the goods of William Till .

WILLIAM TILL . On the 30th of April my cart stood

opposite a public-house in Bow-street , from four o'clock in the afternoon, till ten at night; and when I got home, I missed this cravat; I had it for my wife to wash.

SAMUEL LACK . On the 30th of April, I stopped the prisoner at the end of Duke's-court, Drury-lane, between eight and nine o'clock at night. I stopped him with these things under his arm; he refused to say what they were, or where he got them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined One Week .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-134

898. MATILDA GREEN was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of May , 1 gown, value 2 s. , the property of William Rose .

MARY ROSE . I keep a lodging-house in St. Catherines-lane, Aldgate . The prisoner came into my service about three weeks ago, and left next morning without notice, and was taken next day. I missed three gowns.

WILLIAM BELCHER . I am a shopman to Mr. Price. On the 8th of May the prisoner pawned a gown.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I took them to relieve my distress. My mistress keeps a house of ill fame, and sent me out with the rest of the girls. She offered not to prosecute me if I came back.

MARY ROSE . She came to clean my place. Two young women lodge at my house, they bring gentlemen home - I gave her these clothes to sleep on, as I had no bed ready. I sent her no where.

Q. Did you take her with a character - A. No.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-135

899. SAMUEL BAKER was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , one gardener's hand glass, value 3 s. , the property of John Thomas .

JOHN THOMAS . I am a coachsmith , I live in Antelope gardens . On the 24th of April at seven o'clock this glass was safe, and at nine it was gone.

THOMAS VANN . I am an officer. On the 24th of April I stopped the prisoner in Chequer-alley with the glass, he said he was taking it to Cloth-fair - I said,

"You know you have stolen it Sam," he said,

"Well, I have, I got it from Islington." He afterwards said it was from the Antelope garden. I know he was in great distress.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 17.

Judgment Respited .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-136

900. BENJAMIN ASHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , four pair of shoes, value 25 s. , the goods of William Scandrick .

WILLIAM SCANDRICK . I am a shoe-maker , the prisoner worked five years for me, and earned 20 s. a week. On the 10th of May, at six o'clock in the morning I stood in my back shop to watch him - I saw him take some shoes out of the window, and put them into his trowsers. I let him go out then called him back. I asked him how he came to take them - he said he was very sorry, but he could not help it; I found four pair on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Recommended to Mercy.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-137

901. THOMAS WILKINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , one pair of trowsers, value 16 s., and one pair of shoes, value 5 s. , the goods of William Watson .

The Prosecutor did not appear.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-138

902. HENRY THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , three planes, value 6 s.; one saw, value 5 s.; three chisels, value 1 s.; three guages, value 1 s.; two screw-drivers, value 2 s.; one hammer, value 8 d.; three bradalls, value 8 d., and one trying square, value 1 s. 6 d. , the goods of Joseph Batkin

JOSEPH BATKIN . On Thursday last, I was at work at the corner of Maddox-street , and Regent-street , and left the articles enumerated in the indictment there, in my basket, at seven o'clock at night, and left Strong on the premises, which are surrounded by a hoard.

GEORGE STRONG . I work on the premises. I made the hoard all secure, and saw Batkin hide his tools under some shavings in the shop. I left at half-past seven o'clock. The hoard is six or seven feet high.

PATRICK DAVEY . I am a watchman of St. Giles's. I saw the prosecutor last Friday morning, about five o'clock, in Glasshouse-street, with this basket of tools on his shoulder; I followed him into Lower John-street, and saw another watchman; we went in and found him with the basket by his side; I asked if they belonged to him; he said they were his, that he brought them from Oxford-road, where he worked for Mr. Cole, and was going to a job in St. Martin's-lane, and that his name was on them; he shewed me the prosecutor's initials for his own. I took him to the watch-house

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was at the Red Lion, public-house, Oxford-street, where I was in the habit of seeing carpenters, who took me to a man whom I bought them of. I was going to a job when I was stopped.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Three Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-139

903. MARY ANN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , one waistcoat, value 7 s., and one pair of trowsers, value 18 d. , the goods of Thomas Miller .

THOMAS MILLER . I am a wharfinger , and live at Wapping . Between eleven and twelve o'clock, I went into my house opposite the wharf, and missed my waistcoat and trowsers off a chair in the bed-room up stairs - they were safe just before.

JOHN TADG AY. I live next door to Mr. Miller. I saw

the prisoner running up Craven-street, and stopped her with the waistcoat and trowsers.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant

Reference Number: t18220522-140

904. PETER RYAN was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , two seals, value 6 l.; two keys, value 20 s., and one ring, value 25 s., the goods of John Henry Nairn , from his person .

JOHN HENRY NAIRN . On the 4th of May, I was coming from Islington, between nine and ten o'clock at night, and at the corner of Smith's-buildings, City-road , I saw a man very much like the prisoner; he asked a boy what time it was - I passed on, and he put his hand on my shoulder, laid hold of my seals, and tore them from my watch; he ran away - I pursued, but he got off. On Tuesday week, I went to a house in Golden-lane, and pointed the prisoner out from among thirty or forty others, and believe him to be the man. I described him to the officers before I saw him - I could not describe his features, but said he was about five feet two inches high, and I think his voice is the same.

THOMAS VANN . I am an officer. I went to the Queen's Head, public-house, Green Harbour-court. The prosecutor pointed the prisoner out, he denied it, but gave no account of himself.

Prisoner's Defence. I was at home at the time of the robbery.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-141

EIGHTH DAY. THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1822.

905. JOHN OLIVER was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , one ass, price 12 s.; two straps, value 6 d.; one bridle, value 6 d.; one girth, value 2 d., and one horse cloth, value 2 d. , the property of William Williams .

The prosecutor did not appear

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-142

906. JAMES MERSEY was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April . one handkerchief, value 18 d., the goods of John Wrigley , from his person .

SECOND COUNT, stating, it to belong to a man unknown.

HENRY YATES . I am an officer. On the 23d of April, I was in St. James's-park at the drawing-room, and by the gates of Buckingham House , and saw the prisoner take this handkerchief out of a gentleman's pocket - I secured him, and took it from him; I immediately told the gentleman, who gave me a false name and address - I cannot find him. Another boy was with him

SAMUEL WHALES . I saw Yates take the handkerchief from the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. A boy gave it to me.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Confined Three Months and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-143

907. HANNAH SIMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , 3 l., 17 s. 6 d., in monies numbered, and one 5 l. Bank note, the property of John Tye from his person .

The Prosecutor did not appear.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-144

908. JOHN VAUGHAN and JOHN SHEEN were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , one pair of compasses, value 6 d.; one hammer, value 6 d., and two pieces of tin, value 6 d. , the goods of Charles Smith .

CHARLES SMITH . I am a tin-plate worker , and live in East-street, Mary-le-bone. On the 16th of May, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, I was in my workshop in John's-court , I heard a rustling of some shavings in the back-kitchen; I went and looked, but saw nothing, but as I returned, I turned round and saw the prisoner in the corner; Vaughan stood before Sheen. Vaughan said he had nothing; Sheen undressed himself, and said he would split; he pulled off his waistcoat, and produced two pieces of tin, and Vaughan produced the rest of the property from under the shavings. They were strangers to me, I gave them in charge.

VAUGHAN - GUILTY . Aged 8.

SHEEN - GUILTY . Aged 7.

Whipped and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-145

909. MARGARET THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of May , 6 lbs. of ham, value 3 s. , the goods of Edmund Stolworthy .

THOMAS PATEMAN . I am shopman to Edmund Stolworthy , cheesemonger , Whitechapel . On the 28th of May, I saw the prisoner take this ham from the corner of the window, put it in her apron, and walk away. I secured her; she was intoxicated.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY - Aged 35.

Confined One Week .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-146

910. NATHANIEL TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , one cheese, value 4 s , the goods of Daniel Gunston , and William Gunston .

DANIEL GUNSTON . I am in partnership with William Gunston ; we live in St. John-street . On the 20th of May, at nine o'clock at night, Andrews gave me information, I ran out, and took the prisoner on Clerkenwell-green, with this cheese on his back; he begged my forgiveness, I refused; he then said,

"I shall not carry the cheese," and threw it out of his lap.

SARAH ANDREWS . I saw the prisoner with another boy, at the corner of Gunston's shop; I turned round, and they ran away. I told Mr. Gunston.

JOHN MINES . I am a constable. I took him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. That is not the cheese which was taken from me.

GUILTY - Aged 18.

Whipped and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-147

911. WILLIAM SNEESBY , and WILLIAM STEVENS were indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , one whittle, value 1 s. 6 d., and one apron , the goods of a person unknown.

FRANCIS KEYS . I am a constable. I stopped the prisoners in Field-lane with this property; they said they were going to Field-lane.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Common Sergeant.

Reference Number: t18220522-148

912. HENRY SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , one jacket, value 10 s.; one pair of pantaloons, value 10 s.; one sheet, value 2 s.; one pair of trowsers, value 3 s., the goods of Robert Stevens - One jacket, value 4 s.; one hat, value 1 s.; two handkerchiefs, value 2 s., and a pair of pantaloons, value 3 s. , the goods of Robert Owen .

The prosecutor did not appear.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-149

913. ROBERT SMITH and SOPHIA OSBORN was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , one iron gate, value 5 s., belonging to Esther Curtis Blackman , and affixed to her dwelling-house .

HENRY PAYNE . I am an apprentice to Esther Curtis Blackman , a confectioner , who lives in Duke-street, Manchester-square . This gate was fixed to the area rails; I saw it safe at ten o'clock, on the 14th of May, and found next day at the office.

HENRY BROOKS . I am a watchman. On the 14th of May, about half-past two o'clock in the morning, I was about three doors down Grey-street, I heard a gate rattling in Duke-street - I went and saw the two prisoners with it in their hands crossing the road; I pursued them and they dropped it. Smith said he was waiting for somebody, and Osborn said she was waiting for the coachman to conduct her up the mews. They were close together, and both had hold of the gate, which appeared wrenched off the railings, which were loose.

(Property produced and sworn to).

OSBORN'S Defence. I was returning from a raffle, and waiting for the watchman to conduct me up the building; he took me up for being disorderly.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined One Year .

OSBORN - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months .

First Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-150

914. FRANCIS POTTS was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , three yards of linen, value 3 s.; two towels, value 8 s.; three pair of stockings, value 4 s.; one sheet, value 10 s.; one bolster-case, value 3 s.; four shirts, value 6 s.; one handkerchiefs, value 3 s.; one cap, value 1 s., and one knife, value 6 d. , the goods of Christopher Bicknell .

CHRISTOPHER BICKNELL . I am an agent , and live in Air-street, Piccadilly . On Wednesday the 22d of May the prisoner came into my service, and on the Friday following as she was going out for some ham I stopped her in the passage with a bundle, and asked her what was in it - she said none of my property, and forced herself out at the door. I followed, and stopped her at the corner with it; I found it contained a new sheet. She said she did not know where she was going with it. A pair of stockings fell from the bundle. I found other property in pawn.

RICHARD MUGGERIDGE . I am a beadle. I saw the prosecutrix pursuing the prisoner; he took the bundle from her, it contained the articles stated in the indictment - she said she did not know how she came to take them, but if her master had not stopped her, she dare say she should have brought them back. I saw one of her stockings pulled off, and in that was a cap and some duplicates.

THOMAS GOOK . I am a constable. I was fetched, and found three duplicates on her for a handkerchief, a pair of stockings, and three shirts. I asked her about some linen, which was missing; she said she hoped G - d might strike her dead if she knew anything about it, but that it might have fallen from behind the drawers. I found part of it behind the drawers, and the rest of it was found on her.

JOHN HENRY . I am a groom. I saw a female search the prisoner, and the linen found round her stays.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I took it to enable me to follow my relations to France.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-151

915. ELEANOR JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , one watch, value 20 s., the goods of John Storey , from his person .

The prosecutor was absent

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-152

916. JOHN MAHONEY was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of April , one handkerchief, value 4 s., the goods of Thomas Mawley , from his person .

THOMAS MAWLEY . I am a tailor , and live in Marchmont-street. On the 22d of April, between six and seven o'clock at night, I was in Monmouth-street , and was told my handkerchief was taken - I found it at the watch-house. I had not seen the prisoner near me.

JOHN SKEEL . I am a shoemaker, and live in Monmouth-street. I first saw the prisoner in St. Giles's, with two others bigger than himself. Mawley crossed into Monmouth, and as he crossed King-street, the prisoner tucked up his coat sleeves, put his hand into his pocket, and drew the handkerchief up a few inches with his finger and thumb, and then left him - I went up closer, watched him up the street, and at the end of the street he took it out, and put it under his left arm, and then gave it to one of his companions. Furzman caught the prisoner - I went up Lombard-street after the other, he slipped into Belton-street, and threw the handkerchief into a passage; James Furzman picked it up.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. How do you know the handkerchief you picked up is the same - A. It was yellow with white spots.

JAMES FURZMAN . I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from the gentleman's pocket; I ran round the corner, and caught him without losing sight of him.

SAMUEL FURZMAN . I saw the prisoner give the handkerchief to a lad, whom I followed, he ran in among one hundred and fifty thieves, and I lost him. I picked it up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Life .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-153

917. ELIZA NEAL was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of May , one gown, value 3 s., and one apron, value 1 s., the goods of James Lawler ; and one frock, value 2 s.; one pair of boots, value 1 s.; one shift, value 4 s.; one apron, value 2 s., and one shawl, value 3 s. , the goods of Mary Thunder .

MARY LAWLER . I am the wife of James Lawler , we lodge in Golden-lane . On the 23d of May, these things were taken from the second-floor cupboard.

MARY THUNDER . I lodge with Lawler. I saw the prisoner going down from the second-floor, with a bundle in her apron - she said she wanted somebody in the first-floor, but could not tell the name; she opened her apron, and dropped all this property.

JOHN TWEEDY . I took her, and found four keys on her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Confined Six Months .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-154

918. CHARLES NORRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , one quart-pot, value 1 s. 2 d. the goods of William Best .

WILLIAM BEST . I keep the George, public-house , Queen Ann-street. I stopped the prisoner in the street with this property under his coat, with my name and sign on it. He begged for mercy.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Publicly Whipped and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-155

919. JANE MATTHEWS was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April , one counterpane, value 2 s.; two blankets, value 4 s.; two sheets, value 2 s.; one bolster, value 2 s.; two pillows, value 2 s., and a flat iron, value 6 d., the goods of John Lequere , in a lodging-room .

MARY LEQUERE . I am wife of John Lequere , we live on Air-street hill ; the prisoner lodged in our garret, these things were let with it. On the 22d of April, I took her up some clean linen, she would not take it; she went out and did not return. I broke the door open, and missed these things.

WILLIAM CREE . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Gray's Inn-lane, I have two blankets, a pillow, two sheets, and a counterpane pawned, between the 30th of March and the 16th of April, by the prisoner.

WILLIAM READ . I apprehended her, she gave me the duplicates, and said she was in distress.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-156

920. JAMES LOCK was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , one ring, value 7 s., one ladle handle, value 1 s., and a remnant of ribbon, value 6 d. , the goods of William Patrick .

WILLIAM PATRICK . I am a rope-maker and live in Featherstone-street, City-road . The prisoner was my apprentice and lived in the house. On Sunday, the 28th of April, I missed these things from a drawer on the first floor, I asked if he knew any thing of them, he said No. and was going out, but I detained him.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. You have two more apprentices - A. Yes, all three sleep below, the other two keep their clothes in the room the property was from.

WILLIAM TREVISS . I am fifteen years old. I sleep down stairs with Hardy. One Saturday, in the afternoon about three o'clock, when my master was out, I saw the prisoner take the ring and handle out of the drawer, he had three false keys, and asked me to go with him and I did, he took a Jew's harp, and remnant of ribbon also, and his indentures, and offered me 2 d. not to tell.

Cross-examined. Q. How came you to go with him - A. He asked me. I did not know what he was going to do. I told my master when he asked me about it.

CHARLES HARDY . I am thirteen years and apprenticed to Mr. Patrick. My master went out, and the house-keeper soon after; we were left alone, the prisoner called me up stairs, and told me to look out of the widow to see if any body was coming, I saw him go into master's bed-room, but did not see what he did, he told me he had taken a Jew's harp; and on Sunday he said he took his indentures and gave us 2 d. each, not to tell.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you see any false keys - A. No. When my master said he had lost a gold ring, I told him; I asked the prisoner if he took it; he said, No, that he took his indentures and they were planted. Treviss saw the handle of the ladle in the window, and said

"I think my master will find it out, for the handle is in the window;" the prisoner went up and brought it down.

HENRY WOOD . I am an engine-weaver, and lodge at Mr. Patrick's. On Sunday, about twelve o'clock, I heard of this; the prisoner said he knew nothing about it, I found the property in an old hamper in the privy; Patrick called the prisoner to see me pull it out, and said

"Jem, what do you think of it now" - he made no answer.

JAMES HANDLEY . I am a constable. I took him in charge and asked him repeatedly how he came to rob his master - he made no answer

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Treviss swore they were taken in the afternoon, but they were taken at two different times.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Six Months and Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-157

921. GEORGE HELSEY , and FRANCIS HENRY JERMAINE , were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , one hat, value 2 s., and one handkerchief, value 6 d., the goods of William Tunbridge , from his person .

The prosecutor did not appear.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-158

922. JOSEPH GRAINGER was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , seven planes, value 20 s.; six chisels, value 3 s.; two screw-drivers, value 1 s.; four gauges, value 2 s.; one hammer, value 1 s.; one pair of pincers, value 6 d.; one square, value 1 s.; one mallet, value 6 d.; one basket, value 1 s., and one apron, value 6 d. , the goods of John Hill .

JOHN HILL . I am a carpenter . On Saturday night, at eight o'clock, I left these tools in East-street, Lisson-green , at a building; and on Sunday evening, between five and six o'clock, I saw the prisoner standing on the area wall; I watched, and saw him go down the area, and then saw him on the second floor, where my tools are. I went up, and he said,

"What a lot of tools I have found." I asked what he was going to do with them, he said,

"to work." He was sitting down on the shavings, picking them out of the basket; and had some in his hat. I had left them covered over with shavings.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went to sleep there, and put the tools aside.

GUILTY Aged 34.

Confined Six Months , and Publicly Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-159

923. MARY ANN GROMMOND was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , one sovereign, one crown, two half-crowns, six shillings, and four sixpences, the property of James Eason , from his person .

JAMES EASON . I am master of a vessel . I have been in the prisoner's company many times, and on the 13th of May I went home with her, at half-past eleven o'clock at night; I was not quite sober. The landlady of the house charged her with this offence. I do not think she meant to rob me.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-160

924. WILLIAM DUKE was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of May , two live tame fowls, price 7 s. , the property of Thomas Morris .

THOMAS COLE . I am servant to Thomas Morris , who keeps the Wellington, public-house, Highgate . Last Thursday the prisoner came and asked leave to go backwards; he came out the same way he went in, and in about twenty-minutes I missed two fowls. The officer brought him back with them.

THOMAS BRETT . I am a Bow-street patrol. I was informed the prisoner was passing bad money. I went after him, and on searching him, I found these two fowls in his jacket-pocket, one alive and the other dead, but quite warm. Cole claimed them.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them of a man.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined One Year and Twice Publicly Whipped .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-161

925. THOMAS CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , three sacks, value 2 s. , the goods of Samuel Groom .

SAMUEL GROOM . I deal in soot , and live in Ebenezer-street, City-road. On the 13th of April, these sacks were stolen from my truck.

JOSEPH STOCKS. I was dragging the truck with eight sacks. I went into a public-house for five minutes, and then came out and saw the prisoner carrying away the truck, and spoke to him, as I knew him, but did not notice that he had the sacks. I missed three, and then followed him. He saw me, and threw one down and ran away. He was secured, and said he had thrown the rest away.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-162

926. JOHN CHAMBERS was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , one watch, value 4 l.; two seals, value 30 s., and one chain, value 1 s., the goods of William Wilmshurst , from his person .

WILLIAM WILMSHURST . I live on Hackney-road. On the 2d of May, about nine o'clock at night, I was in Old-street-road , by the London Apprentice. I heard a person running behind me. Immediately as he passed, he turned and snatched my watch from my fob. He was caught in a few minutes. I cannot say the prisoner is the man.

Cross-examined by PRENDERGAST. Q. Did you not say that the man had a light coat on - A. No, he wore a dark blue coat.

JOSEPH HILLEN . I am a green-grocer, and live in Green-street. I stood at my door, and about 200 yards from where the robbery was committed, and saw the prisoner running in a direction from the London Apprentice. I stopped him - we both fell and I held him till the prosecutor came up. He was the first who was running.

ELIZA THOMPSON . I am thirteen years old. I had been to Shoreditch with a little girl, and by Crown-street I saw him take the watch out of the prosecutor's pocket, he ran by me with it, and I followed him calling, Stop thief! he was stopped opposite a green grocer's shop. I did not lose sight of him.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you not said that he had a white coat on - A. Yes he had, and so had the man who was stopped.

Prisoner's Defence. I heard a cry and followed the people. A man took me and I said I was pursuing them.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-163

927. WALTER BLANSHARD was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of April , six spoons, value 30 s., one pair of sugar tongs, value 12 s., one ring, value 19 s., two pair of ear rings, value 19 s., one seal, value 5 s., three yards of silk, value 26., one veil, value 12 s., one pair of stays, value 10 s., three gowns, 40 s., one box, value 2 s., two skirts, value 4 s., and one trunk, value 3 s. , the goods of Mary Andrews , widow .

MARY ANDREWS . I had come from the country, and was visiting at the prisoner's mothers, Lancaster-court, Bond-street ; my trunks were in the prisoner's bed-room. On the third of April, at eleven o'clock in the morning, I went out, it was then safe. I returned at one o'clock, and at half-past eight I was told it was broken open; I went up, and found it so. I got outside the leads of the house,

and at a little distance found the prisoner down a yard, he was secured. I asked how he came to take my property - he would not answer. I have found none of the things.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. The leads are common to other houses - A. Yes. His mother was acquainted with the people in that yard.

GEORGE GUNN . I am a tailor. I was at work at a house in Bond-street, and heard a disturbance on the roof; the prisoner was found in a box-maker's yard, I secured him.

NOT GUILTY .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-164

928. MARY BUDD was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , one coat, value 3 l.; one waistcoat, value 1 l.; one handkerchief, value 1 s., and one towel, value 6 d. , the goods of George M'Carthy .

GEORGE PILLETT . I am an errand boy to George M'Carthy, a taylor , who lives in Dorset-street, Manchester-square. Last Saturday five weeks, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the day, I was taking a suit of clothes to Dean's-yard, Westminster - and in Windmill-street this girl stopped me and asked me to go on an errand; I said if it was not far out of the way I would; she said she would give me 1 d. then, and a halfpenny when I returned; and to go to Goddard's in Wimpole-street, and ask for one Jones, and tell him she wanted him. She followed me to the top of Archer-street , and said she would hold my bundle for me - I looked at her a good while, and she said,

"Oh, if you are afraid of my keeping it, don't let me hold it." I gave it her and went into the house, which is twenty yards off; I found Jones there, and told him the girl wanted him. I returned and she was off with the bundle, which has never been found. I saw her a month afterwards in the same dress, except her bonnet, and am certain of her, her voice is the same.

JOHN CHEW . I am a constable. I apprehended her in Silver-street, Golden-square, on another charge; the boy recognized her immediately.

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw him or his things.

GUILTY Aged 14.

There were seven other charges against the prisoner.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: t18220522-165

929. THOMAS SALE DENBY was indicted for Bigamy .

JAMES BROWN . I am a trunk-maker, and live in Smith's buildings, Long-acre. I was present at the prisoner's marriage to Mary Ann Reeves , at Bedminster-church , on the 2d of June, 1815. They lived at Bristol. I gave her away. He stated himself to be a naval officer. I saw Reeves in this Court to day, alive, they lived together at her father's for twelve months.

ELIZABETH ROBERTS . I live in Charlton-street, Fitzroy-square , and keep a tobacconist's shop. Eliza Keen is my first cousin, and lived with me - the prisoner visited her at my house; we had no reason to suppose he was married - I went to St. Mary-le-bone church with them when they were married; I witnessed the register - she had no fortune. They lived together in Upper Mary-lebone-street , till he was apprehended at the instigation of his first wife. She was married by the name of King - I do not know how the mistake happened - she cannot write - they were married by banus.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not always write to her as Miss King - A. Yes, but I told you her name was Keene.

MICHAEL MORRIS . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner.

RICHARD REEVES . The prisoner's first wife was my daughter; he married her with my consent; they lived together nearly seven years. I have lived in London for the last two years, and they lived with me till within a few months. He was at my house on the day he married Keen, but said nothing about it. I produce the certificate of my daughter's marriage.

Prisoner. Q. Did not one Harman elope with her from your house - Witness. I shall not answer.

Prisoner's Defence. I separated from my first wife on account of her eloping with a lodger, whom she is now living with at her father's house. We had drawn up an agreement for a divorce.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

Reference Number: o18220522-1

REX MANASSEH GOLDSTEIN . - In the Report of a former Session it should have been stated that the decision of the Twelve Judges on the above case was in favour of the Defendant , in consequence of a translation of the forged instrument not being set out on the Record. - (Vide Sessions Paper. - Thorp, Mayor, page 460 .)


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