Old Bailey Proceedings, 19th May 1825.
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THE WHOLE PROCEEDINGS On the King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, AND Gaol Delivery for the City of London, AND ALSO THE GAOL DELIVERY For the County of Middlesex, HELD AT Justice Hall, in the Old Bailey, On THURSDAY, the 19th of MAY, 1825, and following Days;

BEING THE FIFTH SESSION IN THE MAYORALTY OF THE RIGHT HON. JOHN GARRATT, 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 BY J. BOOTH, No. 31, St. Andrew's Hill, Doctors' Commons; and PUBLISHED BY T. KEYS, CITY LIBRARY, COLEMAN STREET.

1825.

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

Before the Right Honourable JOHN GARRATT , LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Sir James Allan Park , Knt., one of the Justice of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir John Hullock , Knt., one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir Stephen Gazelee , Knt., one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; John Ansley , Esq.; George Scholey , Esq.; Sir James Shaw , Bart.; Sir Claudius Stephen Hunter , Bart.; Christopher Smith , Esq.; Christopher Magnay , Esq.; and Robert Waithman , Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; Newman Knowlys , Esq., Recorder of the said City; Robert Albion Cox , Esq.; Matthias Prime Lucas , Esq.; and John Crowder , Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Thomas Denman , Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; and William St. Julien Arabin , Sergeant at Law; 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.

1st London Jury.

Thomas Ross ,

Sheldrake Smith ,

Thomas Briggs ,

Henry Patten ,

Archibald Nagle ,

Charles W. Scorer ,

Thomas Phillips ,

Thomas Snape ,

Wm. Blandford ,

James Burn ,

Anthony Harvey ,

James H. Panton .

2d London Jury,

Paul Millard ,

Fred. S. Hopkins ,

Amos Newby ,

Wm. Pearson ,

James Wm. May ,

Wm. Stains ,

Thomas Phillips ,

Wm. Burton ,

Wm. Hickson ,

Thomas Parker ,

Ebeneza Comfort ,

Wm. Brix .

1st Middlesex Jury

James Nutting ,

James Appleton ,

Wm. Mash ,

Wm. Rowe ,

George Metcalfe ,

John Percival ,

George Poland ,

John Bennett ,

Wm. Green ,

James Tidbury ,

Matthew Cave ,

James Blakey .

2d Middlesex Jury.

John Carter ,

Benjamin Vials ,

John Bennett ,

James Squire ,

Frederick Whittick ,

Wm. Furber ,

Charles Burchett ,

Wm. Etherington ,

Edward T. Angel ,

Samuel Kipps ,

Henry Newton ,

Wm. Hayward .

3d Middlesex Jury.

Charles Skinner ,

Henry Fricker ,

Wm. Waldron ,

Charles May ,

James Pincot ,

James Douglas ,

Wm. Bowdery ,

Wm. Parry ,

John Cummins ,

Thomas Silverwood ,

Thomas Thomas ,

Robert Harvey .

4th Middlesex Jury.

John Heson ,

John Shaw ,

Charles Bower ,

Anthony Benson ,

Henry Kirby ,

Wm. Summers ,

John Dorman ,

Henry Jackson ,

Wm. Pope ,

Benjamin Conway ,

Richard Huxley ,

Thomas Page .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, MAY 19, 1825.

GARRATT, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION.

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OLD COURT.

Middlesex Cases, First Jury.

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

858. WILLIAM BENYON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , at Edmonton , a gelding, price 3 l. , the property of William English .

MR. ROBERTS conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM ENGLISH. I am a farmer , and live at Edmonton. On Monday night, the 9th of May, I saw my gelding safe in the field behind the house; I missed it next morning, and found it at ten o'clock, in possession of the officers, and knew it to be mine; it is now in my possession.

SAMUEL FITCH . I am a Bow-street patrol. On the night of the 9th of May, between twelve and one o'clock, I was on duty, and met the prisoner in Green-lane, near Winchmore-hill, in the parish of Edmonton - he was leading a black gelding; I asked where he brought it from; he said from Potter's-bar, and was taking it to Mr. Kimpton's, at Highgate. I took him in charge - he said his name was Sedgell, but afterwards that it was Benyon, and said his master, Mr. Westley, of Potter's-bar, had bought the horse for eighteen guineas, of Kimpton, at Smithfield-market, and he was taking it back because his master should not pay the deposit money; I went to Potter's-bar, and could find no Mr. Westley - on my return my brother officer directed me to English.

JURY. Q. How far from English's house did you meet him? A. About two miles.

JOHN DANCE . I am a patrol. On the morning of the 10th of May, about half-past twelve o'clock, I was on the road near Southgate, about a mile from Winchmore-hill, and met the prisoner with this gelding; I asked where he brought it from; he said from his master, Mr. Westley, at Potter's-bar, and was taking it to Mr. Kimpton's, at Highgate - that his master had brought it home the night before, and tried it in harness, that it kicked, and he was going to take it back, to save the deposit money. English claimed it that morning, in his presence. I told him he was very wrong in sending me to Potter's-bar when there was no such person there; he said voluntarily, "If I had known you were going there I would not have sent you, I would have told you all about it - I took the horse from Mr. English;" English lives about a mile and a half from where we met him. I left the horse in the stable while we went to Potter's-bar; Fitch had the key. I afterwards took the prisoner with the horse towards English's house, and met him on the road - he claimed it in the prisoner's presence. It is particularly marked.

WILLIAM SIDNEY SMITH . I am a dismounted patrol of Bow-street. On the morning of the 10th of May, between twelve and one o'clock, I was with the other officers, and met the prisoner with this gelding - he said he brought it from his master, John Westley , Potter's - bar, that his master came home tipsy the evening before, and had bought the horse at Smithfield - that he put the horse in harness, and it fell to kicking - his master called him up, and desired him to take it to Kimpton, at Highgate, to save the deposit money, and he went early in order to return to go with his team in the morning. I waited with him while the other officer went to Potter's-bar - another officer came up, who knew him. I left the room, and when I came back the prisoner said he had stolen the horse from English the night before. I was present when English claimed the horse.

WILLIAM ENGLISH re-examined. I saw the horse safe about nine o'clock at night, and found it next morning, about ten, in possession of the officers; I am certain of it; I have had it fifteen years.

JOSEPH FORSTER . I am a constable of Tottenham, and know Mr. Mores, the Magistrate's hand-writing - I heard these examination (looking at them) read over to the prisoner, and saw him make his mark to it. Here is the Magistrate's signature, and the prisoner's mark.

The depositions were here read, and contained the same evidence as given in Court: - "The prisoner being asked if he was guilty of the offence, says, I am guilty of the whole."

E. R. MORES.

Wm. X BENYON. his mark.

Prisoner. Distress drove me to it.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 41.

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Before Mr. Justice Gazelee.

859. DANIEL MORGAN and JAMES BROWN were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Mitchell , about twelve o'clock in the night of the 20th of April , at St. George, Hanover-square , with intent the goods and chattels therein being feloniously and burglariously to steal .

THOMAS MITCHELL. I am a salesman , and live at No. 26, Thomas-street, Grosvenor-square , in the parish of St. George, Hanover-square - the house belongs to Mrs. Short, who does not live in it herself; it is all let out to different people; I rent the shop and parlour. On the 20th of

April I went to bed a little before ten o'clock - I sleep in the parlour; my shop door was locked and chained. My wife awoke me about eleven o'clock (I have no children;) we laid listening some time, hearing a noise at the door; I got up, and saw Morgan in the shop, in the act of taking off my goods; I pushed him aside: Brown was in the passage. I ran and shut the street door, and shut them both in - my shop door is a side door in the passage; I called the watchman, who came: he searched the house, and found the prisoners up in the cock-loft; they had run up stairs while I was calling the watchman. They had broken the lock off the shop door - I had seen Morgan with both hands lifting my goods up; he was in the act of handing them out at the door - Brown was near enough to take them from him.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Does one Spearing lodge in the house? A. There is a little deformed man lodging there - I cannot say that Morgan visited him. I shut the street door before I went to bed, but lodgers come in and out as they like, and I cannot say whether they went out afterwards.

Q. Have you any other Christian name? A. My name is Thomas Mitchell.

Q. Have you no other name? A. My name is Thomas Reynal Mitchell.

COURT. Q. Do you use the name of Reynal? A. No, my Lord. I sign my name T. Mitchell. I have been married nine months, and was married as Thomas Mitchell - I have not signed my name as Thomas Reynal Mitchell for years.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Will you swear your name is not put down in the parish books as Thomas Reynal Mitchell? A. I never wrote it so. I was married at St. George, Hanover-square; I have not written my name as Thomas Reynal Mitchell for three years. I cannot say when I used that name last, it is so long ago.

Q. Why did you hesitate when asked if you had any other name? A. I was confused; I did not think it would get the prisoners off if I had another name.

JURY. Q. Had you seen the prisoners before? A. No. I had no light, but a light reflected from a gas lamp into the passage. I was certain when I saw them again that they were the same boys. I ran out to call the watchman, but kept the door in my hand all the while to keep them in; I was about five minutes in the street.

MICHAEL RILEY . I am a watchman. Mitchell called me about a quarter past twelve o'clock - I went to the place, searched the house with two more watchmen, and found the prisoners in the cock-loft, at the top of the house; nobody else was there: they were dressed. The house is four stories high. We told them to come down, which they did. I asked where the other two were whom I had seen with them opposite the house, at twelve o'clock - they said they were in the loft, but they were not. I had my lantern when I saw them at twelve o'clock, and there was a gas-light; I know them to be the same men; I knew them before; the parents of one live in Oxford-buildings, and the other in Gees'-court.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know Spearing? A. There is a deformed man there - I do not know whether he is acquainted with Morgan. I have been five years on the beat.

JOHN STEWART . I am a watchman of St. George's. On the 20th of April I went with Riley, and searched this house - we found the prisoners in the cock-loft, over the stairs, and took them into custody.

Prisoner MORGAN. The prosecutor said it was eleven o'clock, and the watchman says it was twelve when he saw us.

MORGAN - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 18.

BROWN - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 15.

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Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

860. THOMAS RHODES and EDWARD WILLIAM NIX were indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of John Betts and William Betts , about twelve o'clock in the night of the 12th of May , with intent to steal, and stealing therein two silver spoons, value 20 s., and a carving knife, value 1 s., their property .

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

HYLA HOLDEN BETTS . I am in the service of John and William Betts, who are gold and silver refiners - their house of business is in Long-acre ; they do not live there, but I sleep there as their servant. On the night of the 12th of May I saw the house locked up, and went to bed about eleven o'clock; I was awoke about three o'clock, by Jones, the servant, knocking violently at my room door. I jumped out of bed, ran partly down stairs, and heard the watchman's rattle spring, which led me to think the disturbance was in the street; I went to my sister's bed-room, looked out of her window, saw a watchman, and told him to come to our door - I ran down stairs, found the door open, and him there; it appeared to have been opened from within. I saw the mark of a centre-bit on another door and the pannel was broken - that door appeared to have been opened by a centre-bit; the hole was large enough to admit a man; there is a wall at the top of the house, with spikes on the top. The watchman found an umbrella in the passage, and that morning the servant picked up a centre-bit. There were marks on the wall (which is white-washed) as if persons had got over there.

Cross-examined by Mr. LAW. Q. Where do the prosecutors reside? A. In Warwickshire; they come to town every year. I am the son of John Betts, but have no share in the business. I saw the side door fastened, that was found open; the door with the broken pannel was not open. I got up the moment I heard the alarm, and only guess the time - it was twilight.

COURT. Q. Where is the door which had the pannel broken? A. It leads into a yard, round which the wall goes. A person getting through that pannel must break open a door to get to the shop - an attempt had been made to cut the lock of that door away. I am sure all the doors were fast the night before. I manage the business; the prosecutors pay rent, taxes, and wages.

HANNAH JONES . I am servant to John and William Betts. I was awoke by Mr. Betts - I got up, and missed ten spoons which I had washed the night before, and put into the pantry, in the kitchen - the carving knife was in a box in the kitchen. I missed the spoons in about an hour. When I heard the alarm I heard a person in the house say, "Hush! hush!" I heard two voices.

THOMAS LEWIS . I am a watchman. About half-past

three o'clock on this morning I heard a terrible noise, like glass breaking - it was twilight; I ran across the road, and saw three or four men running out of Chapel-court, close against me - I immediately sprang my rattle, and followed Nix down Mercer-street, and when I got to the corner Cummins stopped him; I had lost sight of him for ten minutes, but there was nobody else in the street; and about five o'clock I found a chisel and crow-bar in Rose-street - he had not run in that direction.

Cross-examined. Q. Of course his back was turned to you? A. Yes; I was not three yards from him at first.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. One of them ran full against you? A. Yes; I saw that man's face - it was Nix, I am certain; I knew him directly I saw him in custody. The side door which was open is in the court.

WILLIAM CUMMINS . I am a watchman. I was alarmed, and stopped Nix, who was running up Butcher-row, as hard as he could; he was nearly out of breath. Lewis, who was following him, said, "That is the person who broke into the gentleman's house - I can swear to him."

WILLIAM JACKSON . I am a watchman. On the morning of the 13th of May I heard rattles spring, and saw a man running to the end of Long-acre, opposite to Mercer-street; I ran out of my box, and saw a man running in a direction from Chapel-court; I was within two yards of him when he passed me - it was Nix; he ran down Mercer-street. I saw him throw something out of his hand just before he turned the corner of Mercer-street; it rattled on the pavement like a tin case - I followed, but could not overtake him. Chapel-court is not a thoroughfare.

JOSEPH DRAYTON . I am a watchman. About half-past three o'clock in the morning I found a dark-lantern in Long-acre, at the corner of Mercer-street; it was hot, as if it had been burning. It had opened with the fall.

ROBERT EXLEY . I am a patrol of St. Martin's. On the morning of the 13th of May I found a center-bit at Mr. Betts' door, in Chapel-court.

JAMES MAHONEY . I am a watchman of St. Giles's. On the morning of the 13th of May I was in Mercer-street, and found ten silver spoons, which I produce - they were scattered about on the footpath; they appeared to have been dropped all together.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GEORGE WESTCOAT . I am a constable. The prisoners were brought to the watch-house. I went to Mr. Betts' yard that morning, and saw a watchman pick up a sort of a rope-ladder.

NIX - GUILTY. Aged 61. Of Larceny only . - Transported for Seven Years .

RHODES - NOT GUILTY .

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Before Mr. Justice Gazelee.

861. WILFRED BARNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , a watch, value 8 l.; a chain, value 2 l.; a seal, value 2 s., and a key, value 2 s., the goods of Thomas Sedgwick , in his dwelling-house .

ELIZABETH BROWN . I am servant to Mr. Sedgwick, who lives in Highbury-grove, Islington . On Tuesday, the 12th of April, between one and two o'clock, the prisoner came to the house, and asked if Mr. Sedgwick was at home; I said he was not - he asked if Mrs. Sedgwick was at home; I said Yes; he asked to speak to her; I desired him to walk into the passage; he came in: I asked his name; he said Captain Barnett. I then asked him to sit down in the parlour - I went and told Miss Sedgwick, and then went down stairs; she gave an alarm in about five minutes, saying he had stolen her watch - he had then left the house; I went out, and saw him walking down the grove; I followed: three men were coming up who I called to; he turned back, and asked what I wanted: I said, "You have got the watch;" he gave it to me, and I gave it to Miss Sedgwick; he ran down the grove, and the men stopped him.

MISS SARAH SEDGWICK . I am the prosecutor's daughter. The servant sent me into the room - I found the prisoner there; he said, "You don't want any spirits, do you?" I said No: he said nothing more, but went out: I immediately missed my watch out of a case, which laid on a cabinet in that room - I had seen it a few minutes before. I alarmed the servant, who immediately went after him. The watch is my own property, and entirely under my control - it was a present from my mother; I am twenty years old.

COURT. The property belongs to the witness; she has a right to have possession of property.

NOT GUILTY .

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862. WILFRED BARNETT was again indicted for stealing, on the 22d of February , at St. Mary, Islington , seven silver spoons, value 4 l. 10 s., the goods of Samuel Cater , in his dwelling-house .

SARAH CATER . I am the wife of Samuel Cater - he is a warehouseman ; we live at No. 12, Park-place , in the parish of St. Mary, Islington. On the 22d of February, between twelve and two o'clock, the prisoner came to the house - I opened the door; he said, "I perceive you have an apartment to let;" I said Yes: (there was a bill up to let it.) He said, "I want one for my master, who is a respectable elderly gentleman, who has not very good health, and is obliged to sleep out of town for air;" that he had just been to Hampstead to take a letter for his master, to Mr. Hoare, and his master desired him to look for an apartment as he returned - that he had lived with him twelve years, ever since the death of his father, and having lived with him so long he almost knew what would suit him as well as he did himself. I took him up stairs into the front room; he looked round the room several times, and said he was sure his master would be pleased with it, for it was airy and pleasant, and would just suit him. I took him into the sleeping room - he made the same remark. I went down into the parlour with him; he complained of being tired, saying it was a long way to walk from the City and back again; I asked him to sit down - he sat down between the sideboard and fire place. He asked me to write my address, that he might give it to his master, and said he had no doubt I should hear from his master next day, and perhaps he would send a note by him. I wrote my address in the room, and gave it to him - he put it into his pocket. He appeared tired, and remained sitting there; he asked for a glass of water: I thought he looked ill, and asked if he would have a little spirits in it (he had said he would either take porter or beer - I told him we had none) - he said he would; I

went down to fetch the water, and when I returned with it I found him standing with his back to the door, near the side-board - I asked what he would like to take in the water; he thanked me, and declined taking anything in it, saying, perhaps his master would smell him, and think he had been loitering away his time at a public-house, and blow him up; he took the mug, drank a little water, and went out of the house very quick; I went to the door and let him out. In about ten minutes I went into the parlour to open the side-board drawer, in which I had left the key; I missed seven table spoons from the front of the drawer: I had opened the drawer not twenty minutes before, and they were safe; I am sure I had seen them after eleven o'clock. There was nobody in the house except the servant, who was at the top of the house, and had been there for an hour or two before. I was sitting in the parlour, writing, when he came, and for an hour or two, and had not been out of the parlour after I saw the spoons safe; I have never seen them since. I heard nothing of his master, nor did he ever come back. I did not see him again till after he was taken up; he was in the room with me some time: he was not dressed as he is now, but I saw him once at Worship-street in the same dress as he wore on that day. I am positive he is the same person.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. When did you tell your husband of this? A. I went to town the same day and told him. When I saw the prisoner afterwards he was in custody; my husband told me a man was in custody answering the description. I never said I did not miss the spoons for seven days. I had no lodgers in the house; my servant did not come near the parlour before I missed them: they were in daily use: I saw them daily - they were large silver table spoons.

SAMUEL CATER. My spoons were worth 4 l. 10 s. or 5 l. as old silver. I rent the house, and sleep there.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of the transaction.

Five witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 19.

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Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

863. JAMES HARPER was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of March , at St. Mary, Stratford-le-Bow , three geldings, price 90 l., and a mare, price 30 l. , the property of Joseph Batten .

MR. LAW conducted the prosecution.

ISAAC TAYLOR . I am a ploughman in the employ of Mr. Joseph Batten, who lives at the Angel Inn, Brickwall, Hertfordshire . On Tuesday, the 15th of March, I fastened the stables up - there were four geldings and two mares three. I went to the stables about half-past three o'clock in the morning of the 16th, found the lock of the door broken to pieces, and laying on the ground - three geldings and one mare were gone; another horse had been untied, and tied up in a different place; that horse was marked in a particular manner: the mare was in foal. I saw two of them on the Sunday following, and two on the Monday, one at the Plough public-house, Mile-end, and one at the Nag's Head, public-house, Whitechapel, in care of the officers.

JOHN CLARK . I keep the Sun, public-house, at Lemsford-mills, Hertforshire, about three quarters of a mile from the prosecutor's. On the 15th of March, about six o'clock, the prisoner came to my house with another man, by the Hitchin coach; they had a flag basket, which they threw down off the coach, and something rattled in it like iron; they came into my house, staid about an hour, and went away about seven o'clock, up the road which leads to the prosecutor's. On Friday, the 18th of March, I went to the Plough, Mile-end-road, and saw the mare in foal - I knew it very well to be Batten's; I knew all his horses. On the Saturday I went to the King's Arms, public-house, at Bow, and saw a horse called Black Jack, in possession of Butcher; I knew it, having sold it to Batten. I found two more of Batten's horses at work in Mr. Rayment's field, at Bethnal-green.

SAMUEL BUTCHER . I am hostler at the King's Arms, at Bow. On the 17th of March, about half-past nine o'clock at night, the prisoner came there, in company with another man, with three horses, and a mare in foal, brought them into the yard, and left the mare in foal and one horse with me, for the night; next day he came for the mare - he said he should either come or send for the other, and if he sent he would send a note in the name of Williams, with the money for the keep of the horses, and told me to let nobody have it, and not to let it be seen if I could help it, till he came or sent for it. I saw the same mare at the Plough, at Mile-end, on Saturday morning - I have since seen the four horses at a stable in Whitechapel, (I think the Nag's Head,) and knew them again: they were the same. Clark claimed the one which was left with me, as Batten's. Clark and Batten were present when I saw the four horses.

COURT. Q. Do you know the person who came with him? A. No. Most that was said was by the prisoner - I do not recollect the other person saying anything: I know the horses very well - I did not know them before; I believe them to be the same. He came for the mare next morning, and took it away with him; I knew him before, but did not know his name. On the Saturday the other horse was claimed; I delivered it to Clark; it was one of the three which the prisoner brought.

JOHN NORRIS . I am a Bow-street patrol. I went to the Plough, at Mile-end-road, and saw a mare in foal - the prosecutor was there, and claimed it.

JEREMIAH RAYMENT . I live in School-house-lane, Ratcliff, Middlesex. The prisoner, to the best of my belief, is the man who came on the 18th of March, in company with another, and brought two black cart horses; he said he understood I wanted to buy two, and he thought they would suit me; I looked at them, and thought they might suit me; he said I might take them, and put them to any work I liked for two hours; I said I always expected to have them on two or three days trial - he said he had heard my character, and was not afraid to trust me, and I should have the trial if I gave him 10 l., and when he came up from the country he would call for the rest, or return the money if I did not like them; we were to meet at the Red Lion, public-house, in the evening, to tell him how I liked them; I went there about seven or eight o'clock, but did not meet him or his companion - I went again next day, but did not see them. I saw a notice up in that public-house, offering a reward of 20 l. for some stolen horses. They never came to me for the horses or

money. Clark claimed them on the Saturday morning, and the prosecutor claimed them; I delivered them up by the Magistrate's order, to Jeffries and Judge, the officers, in the prosecutor's presence.

Prisoner. Q. Will you swear positively to me? A. I really believe him to be the man. When I first saw him he was dressed decently; I did not see him again till he was in custody; his dress was altered then; I was not more than half an hour with him, and have no doubt of his person.

JEREMIAH RAYMENT, JUN. I am the son of the last witness, and was with him when the horses were delivered - I worked the same horses afterwards; I really think the prisoner is the man, but am not positive; I was about half an hour in his company.

GEORGE DOUGHTY . I am carman to Mr. Rayment. - The prisoner is very much like the man who brought the horses to him - I was about five minutes in his company, and heard him speak; I saw him at Worship-street, and heard him speak there; the voice was the same: I believe him to be the man.

JOSEPH BATTEN. On the 15th or 16th of March I lost three geldings and a mare with foal. I afterwards went to the Plough, at Mile-end, and saw the mare in foal; I saw my horse the next morning, at the King's Arms, at Bow; Butcher was there - it was one of the geldings I lost. I saw the other two in possession of Rayment. The geldings were worth 90 l., and the mare 30 l.

SAMUEL BUTCHER re-examined. I remember Batten coming to the King's Arms; the horse was there then - he claimed it.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 30.

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Before Mr. Justice Gazelee.

864. JOHN TURPIN, alias TUCK , was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Martha Wisdom , spinster , about two o'clock in the night of the 3d of May , at St. James, Westminster , with intent, the goods and chattels therein being, feloniously and burglariously to steal .

JOHN ENDERSBY . I lodge at Martha Wisdom's, No. 5, Little Ryder-street , St. James's, Westminster - she lives in the house. On the 3d of May, about twelve or one o'clock, I retired to bed, and after being in bed some time, I was disturbed by hearing the sashes of the parlour window make a noise - I was sleeping on the sofa in the parlour, as my apartment was let, and I was only going to remain in town a few days; I thought it might be the wind, but was disturbed a second time by the same noise; I still thought it might be from some natural cause, and took no further notice, and in about ten minutes I heard it a third time, and in a few seconds the sash flew up with a crash. I got off the sofa, took up the poker, proceeded to the window, and found the sash was thrown up above the space of three inches, and the fastening broken off, and on looking out of window I saw three persons proceeding towards Bury-street; the window shutters had not been put quite to; there was a large crevice, by which means I could see, as the gas light was very strong there - I saw three men turn down towards Bury-street; I determined to watch and afterwards heard a noise of footsteps on the pavement - I looked out and saw a person on the opposite side of the way, and two passing on the same side of the way as myself; I still kept on the watch and shortly afterwards one of them came back, and I saw him with his hand on the window; he threw the sash up rather higher; he then retired and shortly afterwards I saw two others - one of them pushed the venetian blinds back against the shutters, which threw them some distance open; I then saw a very strong light which proceeded from a small lantern, and after a few seconds they retired; they again returned and threw the sash still higher; the light again appeared in the room; they retired - returned a third time, and threw the sash completely up, and the shutters were thrown back with great violence; they are inside shutters; the light was thrown forward so that I saw part of a hand and arm holding the lantern (I was standing in the recess of the other window at the time;) this convinced me that the person must be inside, and I immediately made a blow at the arm with the poker, which fell on the lantern - part of the glass fell inside the room, and the lantern was found in the area, and part of the glass on the pavement; I immediately called out "Stop thieves!" putting my head out of window, and immediately heard a rattle spring in St. James's-street, and a voice calling out, on my left, in Bury-street, "Where?" and almost at the same moment I saw a watchman running round from Bury-street; he was pursuing somebody; I could see to the end of Ryder-street, which does not extend above fifty yards from the house; I got out of the window, and just as I got over the railing I saw a man running back from St. James's-street towards me - one of the watchmen called to him to stop - he stopped for two or three seconds, and the watchman attempted to lay hold of him - he rushed by - I immediately pursued myself, and came up with him in Bury-street, telling him to stop or I would knock him down with the poker; he stopped and said "What is it for? what is the matter?" I said I would explain that hereafter; the watchman came up, took him by the collar, and said "This is he;" it was the prisoner; on returning I picked up a hat close to the railing, also a piece of very thick glass, which I imagine to be part of the bull's eye of the lantern; I went into the house, put on my clothes, and went to the watch-house; he gave his name there as John Tuck; when I returned from the watch-house the dark lantern was found in the area - when he was taken he had a seal-skin cap on.

Q. Whose arm you saw put in you do not know? A. No, his arm was within the room, the shutters protruded full 22 inches from the sash windows - the lantern was beyond the shutter or I could not have seen it, for I was in the recess of the other window; I saw the hand - part of the arm must also have been in; I advanced two or three steps before I gave the blow.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Who did you take your apartment from? A. Martha Wisdom - her sister lives with her - their father is living but not in the house at this time - my clothes were entirely off - I had been asleep - I had not been drinking that evening; I heard the clock strike three some time after the transaction began; the first noise I heard was about half-past two - the house is on the left hand side going from St. James's-street.

Q. Did you not state to the Magistrate that you concealed yourself in the corner to see if any body came in?

A. No, I said in the recess of the window, which is about two feet from the window where the lantern was put in. Until the shutters were forced in I only saw through the space occasioned by their not being put close too; I could distinguish a person through that crevice quite plain - I know his person but not his face.

Q. Had that man a hat on? A. I did not take particular notice of that - it was not day-light - there was a strong gas-light, and a light from the moon - the shutters were thrown back with great violence the last time - I felt convinced some person must actually be in the room by the lantern being so far in - the shutters made a great noise - I had come home about twelve at night; I had been in company with some gentlemen - I had been with a friend from the country in Ryder-street - I did not expect him to come to me next morning, for he went off into the country by the coach.

Q. Was there day-light enough, without the gas or the moon, to discern the face of any body? A. Certainly not - when the shutters were opened I put my body out of window at once, and saw three men, two running towards St. James's-street, and one laying under the window - he had a hat on; I saw one watchman coming from Bury-street; the man under the window jumped up and ran off - I cannot say whether the watchman saw him - I was looking towards St. James's-street, and cannot say how far the watchman was off. I called out Thieves! stop thief! and the prisoner came running back from St. James's-street, towards me; a watchman was pursuing him. I am certain he is the man; he stopped for a second or two, and spoke to Adams, the watchman, who was calling to him to stop - he rushed by him towards me, and passed me - I did not stop him because I could not - I wished to stop him without doing him an injury - I stopped him myself afterwards in Bury-street; I did not see the hat tried on his head at Marlborough-street to my recollection. I am in no business; I have lodged with Miss Wisdom, backward and forward, for four years; I used to farm an estate in Bedfordshire, and have sufficient to live on.

MARTHA WISDOM. I live at No. 5, Little Ryder-street, and rent the house. Neither my father nor sister have any interest in it.

Cross-examined. Q. Is there not a lease of it? A. Yes, it is in my name only - I pay the rent to Mr. Humbey - he does not give a receipt in our joint names.

JOHN NEWMAN ADAMS . I am a watchman. Little Ryder-street is in the parish of St. James's. On the 3d of May, about 3 o'clock, I heard a cry of Thieves! watch! I turned round and ran in a direction of the sound, and saw a gentleman without hat or coat, jump out of this parlour window, and saw a man, with a fur cap on, run towards St. James's-street as fast as he possibly could - I joined in the pursuit, and in St. James's-street, by my calling Stop thief! he was turned back by another watchman; he could not run down St. James's-street as other watchmen were coming up at the springing of the rattle, and he came into Little Ryder-street again - I made a catch at him, just touched his collar - he swore a heavy oath, threw himself aside, and ran towards Bury-street, but being unable to get down there, as the watchmen were coming up, he turned to the left up Bury-street, towards Jermyn-street - I continued to pursue with the gentlemen, who got before him, with the poker in his hand, and told him to stop or he would knock him down; he turned again and I collared him till I got assistance. I had lost sight of him for a minute or a minute and a half, just as he turned out of St. James's-street into Ryder-street. I am certain he is the same person - he never changed his cap - I observed that he had a cap on when I first saw him.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you swear to the cap or the man? A. To the man; I have got a hat, which was tried on to the prisoner at Marlborough-street; it did not fit him; Enderby might have seen it tried on I dare say; he was at the office; it was not day-light when he was taken - I call it a good moon-light morning, and there was plenty of gas; I have the dark lantern, which was given to me.

JOHN ELLIOTT . I am a watchman of St. James's. I had began to call three o'clock on this morning, when I heard a person call out "Stop him, stop thief!" I saw a person running out of Little Ryder-street, across St. James's-street, towards Bennett-street, and pursued across towards him; he turned again as I nearly got up to him, and went into Little Ryder-street; I was springing my rattle all the time, and never lost sight of him till he was taken by the gentleman who gave the alarm; I returned from the watch-house and picked up a crow bar on the very spot where he turned out of St. James's-street - the prisoner is the man.

Cross-examined. Q. Was it day break? A. It was so light that I never lost sight of him, by the light of the moon and gas; I cannot say whether it was day-light - it might appear so; I said at the office that the day was breaking; I never said it was broad day-light.

Prisoner's Defence. The witness swore positively that it was day-break.

HENRY HUMBEY . I live in Warwick-street, Pall-mall East. I receive the rent of this house; they hold a written agreement in the name of William and Martha Wisdom; the agreement is not here; I have occasionally distrained for the rent; the agreement was in existence when I bought the house; I always wrote the receipt in the name of William and Martha Wisdom; I did not let in myself - Louisa Wisdom generally paid me.

MARTHA WISDOM. My brother William is dead; my father nor sister have any interest in the house; there was an agreement, but there is a lease now drawn up in my name only. My sister has frequently paid the rent (the house is entirely mine) she stays with me sometimes and is at times in the country, and has nothing to do with the house - I am a dress-maker - my father is supported by us.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21.

Reference Number: t18250519-8

London Cases, First Jury, Before Mr. Recorder.

865. JOSEPH HENRY and JOHN WARREN were indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , eighteen yards of cloth, value 18 l.; twenty yards of kerseymere, value 10 l., and a wrapper, value 6 d. , the goods of William Hitch .

2d COUNT stating them to belong to Zachary Langton .

MR. ALLEY conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM HITCH. I am waggoner to Messrs. Pickford

and Co., carriers - they have a warehouse in Wood-street. On Friday, the 15th of April, between five and six o'clock in the evening. I was driving the waggon from Wood-street to the canal in the City-road; I went into Whitecross-street , and a lad spoke to me; I soon after saw a man spring off the waggon, and three men go away from the waggon. I missed a truss. One man had a white smock frock on, and the other a fustian jacket. - I saw the truss afterwards.

WILLIAM THRALE . I work at the Three Cups, Aldersgate-street. On the 15th of April, between five and six o'clock, I saw the prisoners in Wood-street - another man was with them; they were following the prosecutor's waggon, on the pavement; Warren stopped, and pointing to a house, said to the third person. "I am going there on Saturday morning;" I had seen them all three before. I told the carman my suspicions.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. How soon afterwards did you see either of the prisoners? A. About half-past six o'clock, and on the 26th I saw Warren in Goswell-street - I did not know where he lived; he was moving goods in a truck, and was taken that day.

RICHARD UNDERWOOD . I am in the prosecutors' service. I was following Hitch's waggon, and met Thrale in Wood-street, and from what he said I followed the waggon down Wood-street, and before I got to London-wall, it turned into Whitecross-street; I had a cart myself, and when I came into Fore-street I saw a man going down the street with a truss; Warren came up, hit him on the shoulder, and told him to go on; I kept running after the man with the truss, and at the corner of Grub-street he threw it down and got away. The prisoner Henry came and shoved me away from him, to keep me from catching him; I am certain of Henry - he said, "You *** what have you to do with it?" I turned round, and secured him directly.

Cross-examined. Q. Are you certain of Warren? A. I really believe him to be the man.

JOSEPH FLETCHER COOK . I live in Weymouth-street. On this evening I saw the prisoners in Fore-street - my attention was first attracted by Warren saying to another man, who had a truss on his shoulder, "Go on," in a hurried manner; I looked at them, and as I turned to go on Underwood was in pursuit, and Henry was behind him; Underwood got up, and a scuffle ensued between him, the man with the truss, and Henry; the truss was thrown down - the man got away: Henry was scuffling with Underwood. I cannot say whether Warren was near then.

JOHN BARNES . I am a constable. I received the truss at the corner of Grub-street, when the prisoner Henry was given into my charge; it is directed to P. and I. Bolton and Co., King-street, Manchester.

JOHN TWEEDY . I apprehended Warren on the 26th of April, in Goswell-street; Thrale fetched me, took me up stairs, and pointed him out, saying, "That is the man;" he said, "Don't make any noise - I'll go with you."

CHARLES BLUNDELL . I am in the employ of Zachary Langton and others. This truss was to go by our waggon.

HENRY's Defence. I was in Fore-street - several people were running after the thief; I ran with them, and accidently ran against the witness, but did not push him - I said, "D - n you, what do you want with me."

RICHARD UNDERWOOD . He pushed me right across my loins, designedly, and said, "You *** what have you to do with it," but when I laid hold of him he said, "What do you want with me."

WARREN - GUILTY . Aged 20.

HENRY - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-9

866. THOMAS PHILLIPS and THOMAS HALL were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , a handkerchief, value 7 s., the goods of Henry Hodgson , from his person .

MR. HENRY HODGSON. I live at Wanstead, in Essex. On the 10th of May, about seven o'clock, I was in Fleet-street - I found somebody pressing me behind, and on turning round I saw the prisoner Hall close behind me; he asked me why I ran against him - I had not done so: I missed my handkerchief from my coat pocket, seized him, and gave him to Curtis - but before that Phillips came up, and said that Hall was not the person who took my handkerchief. While Curtis was searching Hall in a shop, a person came in, and said something - Curtis then went out and brought Phillips in, who was searched, and the handkerchief found in his hand.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. He had it openly in his hand? A. Yes. He said he had taken it from a boy in the street who had taken it. I had not seen him till he came up.

COURT. Q. When he came and said that was not the person, did he then shew you the handkerchief? A. No, my Lord; it happened about six yards on this side of Temple-bar: we were on the City side when Phillips came up.

ROBERT CURTIS . I am an officer. I saw Mr. Hodgson on the other side of Temple-bar, with Hall in custody - I took him into a shop to search him, and in consequence of what I heard I went out to Bell-yard, and saw Phillips surrounded by people, with the handkerchief in his hand - I immediately took him; he said, "I have picked this up, and anybody may have it," and that it was dropped by some boy.

Cross-examined. Q. He was in the open street? A. In the yard. I did not hear him state to Mr. Hodgson that he took it from a boy - he might have said so. I was busy searching them.

PHILLIPS'S Defence. The gentleman said he saw the officer take it out of my hand - he was in the shop, and I was through Temple-bar.

PHILLIPS - GUILTY . Aged 17.

HALL - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-10

867. HENRY BULLER BANNANTINE was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of November , two hundred and sixteen prints, value 30 l. , the goods of Josiah Robert Harrison .

MR. LEE conducted the prosecution.

MR. JOSIAH ROBERT HARRISON. In the year 1819 I was in possession of one hundred sets of prints from the original plates of Hogarth; there were one hundred and eight in each set; they were delivered by the printer to my friend Williams

- I found them at his premises, where I had directed them to be sent - I examined, and collated them there, with the assistance of the witness Steeds; they were in a ware room, which I frequently went to, and were removed in December, 1821, by the carrier, to Thornton-heath, near Croydon, where I resided; I saw the bundles from time to time, but whether they were correct or not I could not tell, not having occasion to examine them - I moved from there to Brixton in October or November, 1823, and they were moved in a caravan, and were constantly under my observation till May 1824, when I counted the bundles, and found the number of bundles correct, but on opening them I found eleven bundles contained five sets instead of six - I have never seen them since. I inquired about the trade if such impressions had been offered for sale - the retail price was twenty guineas a set, and the wholesale price 15 l. 5 s.; I never sold a set under that price - there were no sets in the market at any time, except two, which I sold to Mr. Wilkinson, and I have since had them back. On the 30th of April I saw the prisoner, and told him I understood he had delivered four or five sets of Hogarth's prints, to Mr. Harding, for sale, and begged to know where he got them from; I said nothing whatever to induce him to confess. In answer to my question he said they were my prints, and that he took them from my parcels.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. When you saw him he was in Newgate? A. No, at his own house in Great Bell-alley, Coleman-street; I told him I had been robbed, and understood he had sold four or five sets, and said, "Bannantine, as it is said you have done so, pray tell me how you got them."

Q. Were you desirous of discovering the receiver? A. My object was to discover all who were concerned; I had no suspicion then who the receiver was: I have now.

Q. Is your object now to prosecute the receiver if you can find him? A. That will depend upon circumstances. Dixon, the printer, delivered the prints at Mr. Williams's, by my order; I put no mark on them: there are no others like them; we can distinguish them from other impressions by the colour of the paper and ink. I can swear to both.

SAMUEL STEEDS . I was in Mr. Harrison's employ. In July 1819, I received these prints - I ticked off Mr. Dixon's bill (which I produce) when they were delivered, and if I found one impression more that was stated in the bill, I put it down in pencil. I found one hundred complete sets, and some odd prints; I collated them all at Mr. Williams's, in Cornhill, and tied them in parcels of six sets each - I could tell them from any other impressions, both from the ink and paper. I was in the house of Messrs. Boydell and Co. eight or nine years - I never knew these impressions sold for less than 15 l. 5 s. in the trade. The prisoner was Mr. Williams's shopman; the prints were at the top of the house at first, but afterwards moved down to where he had access. I know these prints by the colour of the ink, the paper, and method of printing - I produce a set.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know where they came from? A. From Dixon's, who printed them; I did not see them delivered: I found them at Mr. Williams's, and collated them.

Q. Where did these come from to night? A. I do not know.

COURT. Q. Were these produced before the Magistrate? A. I did not examine them; there were some there bound in a similar manner. Both the sets which I have examined are undoubtedly two of what were at Mr. Williams's.

MR. ANDREWS. Q. How can you take on yourself to say that? A. The colour of the paper and appearance altogether convince me of it.

JOHN DIXON . I am a copper-plate printer, and was employed by Mr. Harrison, who bought these plates of Messrs. Boydell and Co.; I printed one hundred copies from these original plates, by his direction; there might have been one or two over, but they were all sent: we sometimes have an accident, and do not like to send a bad impression. I cannot identify them by this light, as my eyes are not good.

Cross-examined. Q. You did not print them with your own hands? A. No. I looked them all over; I am sure there was not two extra copies taken, for I saw them taken off the press; it could not be done behind my back.

MR. LEE. Q. When prints of such consequence are entrusted to you, you exercise more than ordinary care about them? A. Oh! Yes. I have been a printer forty years.

THOMAS DIXON . I am a copper-plate printer. I printed some of these plates by my brother's direction, for Mr. Harrison, and was about the place when the rest were done; one hundred sets were printed, and no more entire sets - here is one of the copies.

The prisoner received an excellent character.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Strongly recommended to Mercy. - Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-11

NEW COURT. (1st DAY.)

Middlesex Cases, Third Jury,

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

868. JOHN FOORD was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , an umbrella, value 5 s. , the goods of Nicholas Broadmead .

MR. NICHOLAS BROADMEAD. I am an attorney . I was attending a committee of the House of Commons on Friday last, and left my umbrella in a corner of the room, about one o'clock; I came away about four, and then missed it. I went out, and Mr. Lee, the high constable, gave it to me.

JOHN LANE . I am a porter of the House of Commons. I was sitting on my chair, and saw the prisoner go up to Mr. Bellamy's apartment, at No. 13; I asked where he was going - he said to a committee-room, to see a friend: I said, "What committee-room?" he said he did not know. He had the umbrella under his arm; I took him down to my room, and asked where he got it - he said, "From No. 13 committee-room;" I said, "Is it your own" - he said, "No, but I lost one yesterday, and I thought I had a right to take one to-day."

Prisoner. Q. Did I hesitate to tell you it was not mine? A. No.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I wish the gentlemen to understand that I am under peculiar circumstances. It is a prosecution which is instituted against me very lightly. - I came from the neighbourhood of Fulham, and went to inquire for some of the members whom I knew, and among the rest for Sir Thomas Lethbridge - I was directed to the committee-room; I had a new silk umbrella in my hand, which was very wet, and I put it down in a corner of the room; I then turned round to the table where the members were, who I wanted a frank from, and Sir John Newport told me his franks were gone; I then missed my umbrella, and asked the people about the place if they had seen it - they smiled, and said I was not so badly off as a gentleman who had lost his great coat. The next morning I went into the room again, and in the same corner I saw this one, of the same colour; I fancied it was mine, and took it up in my hand - when I came to feel it it was a cotton one. I addressed a gentleman, and said, "Is this your's" - he said not; I said, "I have a good mind to take it, and call as I return from the City, and, as they are all Bristol people, I may, perhaps, hear of my own."

GUILTY . Aged 44.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-12

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

869. GEORGE BRIGGS was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , a hat, value 12 s. , the goods of William Dash .

SARAH THWAITES . I live in the house of Mr. William Dash, of Grafton-street, East ; he is a hatter . About eight o'clock on the evening of the 6th of May, I was looking out of the window, and saw the prisoner standing at the door, with another lad - I saw the prisoner take a hat from a string, which was fastened to a nail at the door - he put it on his head; he had no hat on before: he walked about three yards from the house, and then ran till he crossed Tottenham-court-road - he then took it off his head, as it was too large for him. He was taken before he got out of sight.

ROBERT DENT . I work at Mr. Dash's. I saw the prisoner that evening; I heard the cry of Stop thief! I went out, and saw him at the corner of Cleveland-street, when he was taken.

WILLIAM RICHARDSON . I am a street-keeper. I took the prisoner in charge. The person who took him has been beat by some boys, and is afraid to come forward.

MARTHA DASH . I am the wife of William Dash. I followed the prisoner, and saw him drop the hat from under his arm - there were several persons round him; I am certain it is my husband's.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18250519-13

870. JOHN BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , a counterpane, value 6 d.; a gown, value 6 d.; an apron, value 2 d.; two shifts, value 6 d.; two petticoats, value 6 d.; four curtains, value 6 d.; two pincloths, value 6 d., and a piece of calico, value 2 d. , the goods of John Cook .

ELIZABETH LAWRENCE . I know Mr. Cook's house at Tottenham . About four o'clock on the 11th of May I saw the prisoner come out of the ground floor window of Mr. Cook's house, with a bundle in his hand; I ran and told my father, who went and took him from a wash-house, which he ran into, when he heard me give the alarm.

WILLIAM LAWRENCE . My daughter gave me the alarm - I went and found the prisoner in the privy adjoining the wash-house. I found a quantity of wet clothes laying before him - he said he had done nothing.

ANN COOK . I am the wife of John Cook. These things were laying in a basket, ready for the mangle, in the ground floor room. The prisoner is quite a stranger. I can swear to all the articles - I made them myself.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to Tottenham to look for a garden, to buy flowers to sell; I happened to turn up a turning, and there was a little garden; I went to the privy, and when I came out the girl gave the alarm, and said I was taking a bundle from the premises.

GUILTY . Aged 12.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-14

871. THOMAS BROWN and JOHN EYRE were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , two pieces of wood, value 9 s. , the goods of Jessee Lacey .

GEORGE KEMP . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoners in Worship-street, about twenty minutes past eleven o'clock at night, on the 25th of April, both carrying a piece of wood; I asked what they were going to do with it - they both said to take it to Mr. Bonner's premises - I let them go, but soon afterwards I heard it was stolen; I went to Mr. Bonner's, and found the wood inside the door: he is a willow weaver: I am certain it is the same wood as I saw the prisoners with. About half-past one o'clock I saw them in company again, in Long-alley; I knew them before, and have no doubt of their persons: I took them into custody with assistance, and charged them with taking the wood; they said, "What wood?" I said they would hear more about it; one of them had a smock-frock on - the other had a black coat.

CHARLES NORTON . I live behind Mr. Lacey's premises. I saw Eyre, who had a black coat on, getting the wood on his shoulder, close to Mr. Lacey's rails; he went down Holywell-row, and I followed him till he got to Worship-street; Brown had a smock-frock on - he was close by the King's Head public-house, about twenty yards off, with a small piece on his shoulder. I went and told the watchman.

JOHN NORTON, SEN . I was coming out of the King's Head, and saw a person go by with a piece of wood on his shoulder; he had a white jacket on, or a smock-frock. I was examined before the Magistrate immediately afterwards; I said it was a person in a white dress: I never saw his face. The Magistrate asked me whether I believed Brown to be the man; I said I could not swear to him, but by his dress I believed he was the same person.

JONATHAN LOVETT . I am a watchman. I assisted in taking the prisoners into custody - Brown had a smock-frock on, and Eyre a black coat. They said they had done nothing; I had seen them before in Skinner-street, and then Eyre had his jacket off, and was in his shirt sleeves - Brown was walking on.

JESSEE LACEY. I am a willow square manufacturer , and live in Phipp-street . I had some willows on the 25th of April in my yard; I saw them again on Mr. Bonner's

premises - I am certain they were mine; they are worth about 9 s.: there is a railing about five feet high round my premises.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

EYRE'S Defence. I live at Mr. Bonner's. On this night Brown and I went to the play - we got home by half-past ten o'clock, and I came out again to see Brown home; we heard the watchmen running, and they came up and said, "They answer the description of the persons," and took us.

BROWN - GUILTY . Aged 19.

EYRE - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-15

872. JOHN GOUGH was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , five pieces of cloth, containing in length three yards, value 5 s. , the goods of John Dolan and Lawrence Dolan .

JOHN HUTCHINGS . I am a watchman of St. Clement Danes. On the 5th of May I saw the prisoner at the corner of Wych-street, about half-past twelve o'clock at night, in company with a girl of the town; he had a bundle: I asked him what he had got there - he said, "Pieces of cloth;" I said, "What cloth?" he did not give me a satisfactory answer, and I took him to the watch-house.

JOHN SCOTT . I was constable of the night. The prisoner was brought to me about one o'clock, between the 4th and 5th of May; I had the bundle opened, and asked him how he got the things - he said they were pieces which were allowed to him: he did not then say where he lived, or how he got them, but begged I would not take charge of him, and he would pay me anything to let him go. I found one of the pieces of cloth in his pocket.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Did he not tell you where he lodged? A. Yes, afterwards - I went, and they said he had not been there for three nights.

LAWRENCE DOLAN. I am in partnership with my brother John - we are army clothiers , and live in Gate-street, Lincoln's Inn-fields . The prisoner has been in our employ about twelve months; he used to cut up the cloth on the premises: this is our cloth - there is about three yards of it altogether; there are two lengths about a yard each: he had no right to carry away any property.

Cross-examined. Q. Is the only mode of identifying this cloth, its having the broad arrow on it? A. Yes. Many persons have the same sort of cloth, and the same mark.

Prisoner's Defence. It is very clear if a man goes in the least aside from honesty he is amenable to the laws of his country, and it is clear the cloth was in my possession, but I had not taken it for the purpose of stealing it. I must leave the case to the Jury.

GUILTY . Aged 45.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18250519-16

873. HANNAH LAYFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April , four books, value 19 s. , the goods of John Orton Harrison .

JAMES BASSETT . I am assistant to Mr. John Orton Harrison, a pawnbroker , who lives in Wardour-street . - The prisoner came to our house two or three times on Saturday evening, the 23d of April, to redeem pledges; I challenged her the last time she came with taking something out of a glass-case (this was between nine and ten o'clock,) and heard the books fall from her.

PETER TATE . I am assistant to Mr. Bartram, No. 26. Princes-street. I have three books which were pawned by the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded distress and received a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 41.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined One Week .

Reference Number: t18250519-17

874. THOMAS M'GRAW was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , a hat, value 3 s. , the goods of William Mallett .

GEORGE TOOMER . I am a hat lining cutter, and live within two doors of Mr. Mallett, a hatter , in Shoreditch . On the 25th of April I was standing at my door, and saw a person take a hat from Mr. Mallett's; he put it under his apron, and ran down Magpie-alley.

SAMUEL ADAMS . I am shopman to Mr. Mallett. - Toomer gave me information - I followed the prisoner down a street, and into a stone yard; he went into a privy, and had his trowsers down; I accused him of taking the hat: I let him go - I then looked down the privy, and saw the hat; I followed him again, and said he must have taken it, which he again denied. I took him down to my master's shop, and gave him in charge; there was no person with him at the time; he had an apron on.

JOHN BRUCE . I was at work in the stone yard, and saw some person running with a hat under his apron: Adams came up, and I told him what I had seen; I cannot be positive to the prisoner's person.

WILLIAM HILL . I am a constable. I was passing about half-past eleven o'clock, and received the prisoner in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going on an errand, and on my return I went into the privy - the young man came in, and charged me with stealing a hat, which I had not done; there was a young man coming out of the privy as I went in.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months and Whipped .

Reference Number: t18250519-18

875. BENJAMIN MORTIMER was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , a pair of sheets, value 20 s., and two handkerchiefs, value 10 s. , the goods of John Holcomb .

JOHN HOLCOMB. I am a cow-keeper - I have a shed at Mr. Jones's, in Upper Gower-mews . About two o'clock on Friday, the 15th of April, I left a bundle in the shed, which was locked; there were two pairs of sheets tied in a blue silk handkerchief, which were going to be washed. I received information from two boys about five o'clock; I then went to the shed, and missed the bundle; I have never seen it since. The prisoner used to bring me grains for the cows; I had employed him about a week: I took him into custody at a public-house in Thornaugh-street, and charged him with it - he said he had not been there at all. I have a great deal of property in my shed.

MARTIN KENNEFIE . I am in St. Patrick's charity

school. I was in the fields between three and four o'clock on the 15th of April, playing with about fifty other boys; I saw the prisoner get on the top of the cow-house - he pulled off a board and got in, and came out in a quarter or half an hour, and threw down a bundle in a blue silk handkerchief; he then got down himself, took it up, and went off with two other young men; one of our boys said, "There go the thieves," and one of the prisoner's companions took up a stone and threw it at him. I am quite certain of his person; he had the same dress on then as he has now.

Prisoner. Q. What boots had I on? A. White top boots.

CORNELIUS MURPHY . I belong to the Irish charity school. I was at play with Kennifie, and about fifty other boys. I saw the three young men come across the field; the prisoner got upon the cow-house, and pulled off a board - he then got in; I saw him come out with a bundle, tied in a blue silk handkerchief; he threw it down, and fell on it - then took it up, and walked away - one of the boys cried Stop thief! and one of his companions threw a stone at him.

Prisoner's Defence. If I had robbed the prosecutor I should not have gone to his house, but I went as soon as I heard he wanted me - he was not at home, and then I went to the cow-house, and from there to the public-house, when he came with his brother, and gave charge of me.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-19

876. GEORGE SHEAL was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , a pair of trowsers, value 27 s. , the goods of John Smith .

ANN SMITH . I am the wife of John Smith, a tailor - we live in Holborn . The prisoner came to our shop a little before nine o'clock, on the evening of the 28th of April, and asked the price of a pair of trowsers; I said I did not know, but he took them down, and I saw the mark was 1 l. 7 s. - he then took and twisted them up in his hand, and ran off - a person at the door pursued him; I saw him again at Marlborough-street office, and am certain of his person.

SAMUEL ADDINSELL . I am a draper and hatter, and live in Lamb's Conduit-street. I was going to see Mr. Smith on this evening - when I got to the door I saw the prisoner talking to Mrs. Smith, and I paused to consider whether I should go in then, or call as I returned; I then saw him wrap something round his arm, and dart out of the shop; I threw a bundle which I had into the shop, and followed him - he was taken by the watchman, in Southampton-street, but the trowsers were not found; they were drab colour: I am positive he is the man; he ran, and called Stop thief! I am quite sure he was the person - I never lost sight of him but at the turnings.

WILLIAM KING . I am a patrol. I stopped the prisoner in Southampton-street - he was running, and no person was before him; he is the person who was pursued. - Mr. Addinsell came up, and said he was the man; he had passed through several by streets: he came up White-Lion-street, and Bloomsbury market. I was at the post at the end of Southampton-street and Bloomsbury-square - I heard the cry and the rattles sprung; he came towards me, and I stopped him.

Prisoner's Defence. I had just come from Mr. Brooks's, and had not been in Holborn at all.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-20

877. WILLIAM WALKLETT was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of October , two shirts, value 12 s.; a horse cloth, value 5 s., and two towels, value 3 s. , the goods of George Newman .

SUSANNAH NEWMAN . I am the wife of George Newman, who is a gentleman's coachman ; we live in Warren-street, Fitzroy-square . The prisoner is a groom ; he came to my house about eleven o'clock in the morning of the 11th of October, and said he was going down to my husband's, at Mr. Blayne's, of Wingfield-park, and my husband had told him to call and take some things down to him, which he would put in the seat of his chaise; he came again about five o'clock in the evening, and I delivered to him two shirts, a horse cloth, and two towels, to take to my husband.

Prisoner. I never mentioned your husband's name as having sent me, but I said I was going down, and if you had any thing to send I would take it? Witness. You said he sent you.

GEORGE NEWMAN. I have known the prisoner three or four years - he has been a groom; he came down to Wingfield-park to me, and said he was going to Reading fair; I gave him some money and victuals, and let him lodge there; he said he was coming to town from Reading, and I told him to call on my wife, to say I was very well, but I gave him no orders to bring any thing, nor said any thing about it; I did not see him again till I came to town in April. The property has not been found.

GUILTY . Aged 62.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-21

878. THOMAS WINTER was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , a washing tub, value 5 s. , the goods of Thomas Whitlow .

PETER FOREMAN . I keep a chandler's-shop. I heard of Whitlow's tub being stolen - I had seen the prisoner with it just before; I pursued, and took him with it on his shoulder; he begged of me to let him go, and said it was the first time.

SARAH WHITLOW . I am the wife of Thomas Whitlow; we live in Horse-shoe-alley, Moorfields . On the 30th of April I had the tub at my door - about a quarter past nine o'clock in the morning a little girl came and said a man had gone down the steps with it; I ran out, and told Foreman, who pursued him, and got the tub.

Prisoner's Defence. A man gave it to me in Broker-row, to carry for him to Wormwood-street.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18250519-22

879. JOSEPH FRANCIS was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , a round frock, value 4 s., and a stocking, value 6 d., the goods of Thomas Jackman ; a round frock, value 4 s., the goods of Richard Painter ; a shirt, value 2 s.,

one hundred and forty penny pieces, and one hundred and forty-four halfpence , the property of William Joyce .

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS JACKMAN. I am a dairy-man , in the employ of Messrs. Stansfield and Howell - the prisoner had been in their employ. I went out at twelve o'clock at night on the 3d of May, and left my things at the foot of the hammock - I returned at four, and they were gone.

RICHARD PAINTER. I went out with Jackman to milk the cows, and left a round frock in the cow-house - it was gone when I returned at four o'clock.

WILLIAM JOYCE. I live servant with the two last witnesses. I left 20 s. in half-pence and pence, and a shirt, in the cow-house when I went out - they were gone at four o'clock.

WILLIAM CUFFLEY . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner on the 3d of May, between eight and nine o'clock, and found on him two smock-frocks, a shirt, and 7 s. in copper - he said it was his own.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found them.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18250519-23

880. JOHN ATKINS and JAMES TAYLOR were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , nine live tame fowls, price 18 s. , the property of Thomas Breedon .

ELIZABETH KNIGHT . I live in Type-street, Chiswell-street , opposite Mr. Breedon's, who is a corn-chandler . - On the 16th of May I was sitting up for my husband, till a little before eleven o'clock - I saw the two prisoners walking backwards and forwards before the premises; I am quite certain of them: after the watchman was gone off his beat they came again, and Taylor unlocked the stable door - Atkins was on the other side of the way; Taylor went into the stable yard, and Atkins followed him - they staid in some time, and Atkins came out, and went away for about a quarter of an hour; he then came back, and went in again. I saw a light in the stable yard, and when the watchman came at twelve o'clock I gave information, and they were taken in a few minutes.

THOMAS LAWRENCE . I am a watchman. I received information from Knight, and got assistance. I placed some watchmen to prevent persons coming out of the premises; I then went to Breedon's house, and got the key; I opened the door: we rushed in, and found the two prisoners in a cart, which was tilted up; Cox and myself stepped up to secure them: they made a rush, got on the top of the cart, and then on the tiles - I went round a court, and heard a great crash of tiles, and in a few minutes Atkins appeared on the top of a wall; I said, "You may as well come down;" he threw down twenty-three bricks at me, as fast as he could - one of which struck my hat; I stooped down; he thought I had fallen - he then made a bolt, and got down; I followed, and overtook him: I found some picklock keys on him. I took him back to the stable, where we found, in a bag, eight fowls, just killed, and a dark lantern; we went up the steps of the loft where the fowls had been kept, and the padlock had been forced off with the handle of this brush, which has some red paint on it, and their hands were covered with the same paint.

JOHN DENTON . I was alarmed about twelve o'clock by a crashing of tiles; I got a light, and called the watchman; he came into my yard, and took Taylor into custody.

JOHN COX . I was called to assist. I have heard what the first watchman said - it is correct. I saw some pick-lock keys found in Atkins's stocking.

THOMAS BREEDON. I had eleven fowls on my premises. I saw some of them at the watch-house. I had left my premises locked up the night before.

TAYLOR'S Defence. Nothing but poverty would have induced me to do it - I have a wife and three children. I have had a paralytic, and a rupture on my side.

ATKINS'S Defence. I was with this man when the deed was done.

ATKINS - GUILTY . Aged 83.

Confined One Year .

TAYLOR - GUILTY . Aged 54.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-24

881. MICHAEL GAINSFORD was indicted for feloniously cutting 60 lbs. of lead, value 10 s., the goods of John Emilus Daniel Edward Finch Hatton , Esq. and fixed to his dwelling-house, with intent to steal the same .

FOUR OTHER COUNTS, varying the manner of laying the charge.

JOHN WEBSTER . I am servant to Mr. John Emilus Daniel Edward Finch Hatton - his premises are a part of Stone-buildings, Lincoln's Inn , in the parish of St. Clement Danes . On the 16th of April I saw the prisoner on the top of Mr. Hatton's chambers - I went up, and saw him cutting some lead from the roof; I asked him what he was doing, and he said, "Going to repair some chambers for Mr. Whiten;" I said he was thieving, and asked him who employed him - he said some person at No. 14, Chancery-lane; I then went and found two pieces of lead cut off, besides the one he had in his hand; he had a knife in his hand, which I took from him; the two pieces of lead were laying on the adjoining roof: I saw them applied to the roof, and they appeared to fit exactly. He said he came up No. 9 stair-case; I went to see if it was so, and found that stair-case open. We went to No. 14, Chancery-lane, and found he did not live there - he then said he had made a mistake, it was No. 14, Shoe-lane.

The prisoner received a good character.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-25

882. THOMAS ADAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , fifty yards of printed cotton, value 35 s. , the goods of James George .

JAMES FOX . I live with Mr. James George, a linen-draper , of Rathbone-place . On Saturday evening last, at eight o'clock, I was at the back of the shop, serving a customer - I heard an alarm, ran out, and pursued the prisoner to the corner of Stevens-street - he had the prints in his apron; he took them out, and threw them at me; they were in the shop, near the door. I took them up, and took him back. Another shopman had gone after him, but as he walked he passed him without having suspicion of him.

Prisoner. Q. You said at Marlborough-street that the prints were outside the door? A. No; I said partly in and partly out.

ADAM BOLTON . I was looking out at my window on Saturday evening, about five minutes past eight o'clock, and saw the prisoner running with something, which he was tucking into his apron; I ran down stairs, and saw him take the two pieces of print out of his apron, and throw them at the witness.

CHARLES FISHER . I saw the prisoner take the prints from the door; I gave an alarm. I believe he is the man, but I did not see his face.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was in Rathbone-place, and heard a cry of Stop thief! a man ran by me with a bundle, which he threw down, and, because I was near, the witness said I was concerned.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-26

883. MARY COOPER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , a gown, value 4 s.; a pair of boots, value 4 s.; a shawl, value 1 s.; a pair of stockings, value 4 d.; a towel, value 4 d.; a neckcloth, value 4 s., and a petticoat, value 2 s. , the goods of Samuel Patten ; a cap, value 1 s., and an apron, value 4 d., the goods of Ann Courtney .

MARY PATTEN . I am the wife of Samuel Patten, and live at Mr. Wilson's. The prisoner came there to lodge. On Monday week I missed these things; they were all safe the night before, at eleven o'clock. Ann Courtney was the servant of the house, and some of her things were in my room; my husband got up that morning about five o'clock, and I told him to put my things on the bed, that I might get up, but they were then gone.

ANN COURTNEY. I live at the house, and slept in the same room as Patten - I had a cap and an apron in the room that night; they were gone in the morning: I have seen the apron since. The door was only latched.

ELIZABETH WILSON . I keep the house, and let it out in lodgings. The prisoner came there on the Thursday before, and generally went out about six o'clock every morning, with a bundle. On Monday, the 9th of May, she came about four o'clock in the morning, and asked us to open the door that she might go out; she had a bundle with her, and a cloak over it - she said she was going washing; we let her out, and locked the door. When the prosecutor came down he said the things were lost.

MARIA COOK . My husband works at the docks. The prisoner came to lodge in the house where I lodge on the Thursday before the robbery; my husband went out to work on the Monday morning - I heard of the robbery: I met the prisoner about eleven o'clock, and said to her, "You are the most cruel woman in the world, to rob a poor woman, and leave her naked in bed;" I took hold of her, and she tried to get away - she had this shawl and apron on, and this towel in her hand.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. There were other lodgers in the house; I should have returned the three articles in the evening.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-27

884. EDWARD EDWARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , a pair of shoes, value 3 s. 6 d. , the goods of Jeremiah Toole .

TIMOTHY TOOLE . I am the son of Jeremiah Toole, a shoe-maker . The prisoner came one night to the shop in Whitecross-street , and asked for a pair of shoes; he tried them on, but did not buy them. He came on the 8th of May, and looked at some shoes, and then said he had not money enough. He came again on the Sunday morning, and said he had brought a young man with him; they looked at some shoes, but did not buy them. On Monday there was a pair missed, which I had seen safe that morning. On Tuesday I saw him with them on his feet.

JAMES GOULD . I am an officer. I took the prisoner on Wednesday, in consequence of information I received from Toole - he said he was going on an errand, and could not stop: I took him to the watch-house: he said he bought the shoes of a man in the street, and then of a man in the fields.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I met a young man in Britannia-fields, offering these shoes for sale to several persons - I gave him 2 s. for them, and put them on next day.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-28

885. ANN FINCH was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of April , a shirt, value 8 s. , the goods of Edmund Fitzgerald .

FREDERICK GEORGE GERRARD . I am in the employ of Mr. Thimbleby, pawnbroker, Old-street-road. I have a shirt, pawned by the prisoner on the 22d of April.

MARY FITZGERALD . I am the wife of Edmund Fitzgerald. I employed the prisoner occasionally to take care of my children; she came from the workhouse. I missed this shirt.

GUILTY . Aged 43.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-29

886. JOHN GUMM was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of December , a watch, value 1 l.; a pair of shoes, value 6 s.; ten shillings, and fourteen sixpences , the property of John Pither .

JOHN PITHER. I am a carpenter , and lodged at a public-house with the prisoner last Christmas twelve months, and slept in the same bed with him; Antill, the son-in-law of the person who keeps the house, slept in the same room - my watch was in the pocket of my trowsers, which I put under my head; when I awoke in the morning the prisoner was gone, and so were my things; he had said he should leave the house, but did not say when. I gave information, and he was taken last month.

THOMAS ANTILL . I slept in the next bed to Pither and the prisoner. I heard him complain of the loss of his property - the prisoner was then gone, and was not found till lately.

JOSEPH SMITHERS . I am a dismounted patrol. I received information from Pithers on the 26th of December, but did not see the prisoner till the 17th of April last, when I met him in the back lanes of Fulham - I said he was charged with the robbery; he said, "I am the man who did it, and I must make the best of it."

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18250519-30

887. JAMES HERBERT was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , a leg of pork, value 3 s. , the goods of Thomas Jackson .

SARAH JACKSON . I am the wife of Thomas Jackson; we keep an eating-house in Bow-street . The prisoner came on the 22d of April, for a 2 d. loaf; I told him we did not sell loaves, but slices of bread for dinner - I served him with two, and while I turned round to get change he had got out of the shop with a leg of pork, which had laid on the counter. I followed, and saw him go into an adjoining public-house, with it under his arm, and had him secured.

JOSEPH MEDCALF . I am an officer. I was called to take the prisoner into custody - there were seven or eight persons in the tap-room, and a large leg of pork laid on the table, tied in a handkerchief - I asked whose it was, and they made no answer, but the prosecutrix came in, and said she would swear to him.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing of it. I have five children, who are starving.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18250519-31

888. ELIZABETH HART was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , a coat, value 6 s. , the goods of William Sycamore .

WILLIAM SYCAMORE. I am servant to Mr. Perkins, who keeps the Royal Oak, public-house, St. Luke's . On the 2d of May this coat hung on a rail at the foot of the stairs - I know nothing of the prisoner.

JOHN WAKE . I saw the prisoner go into the Royal Oak without a bundle, about twelve o'clock on the 2d of May; I was sitting just within the door: she staid about five minutes, and came out with a bundle. I saw her walk away, but did not give any information.

JOHN TELLS . I am an officer. I received information, and went after the prisoner - I met her coming back with two men; she had a bundle with this coat in it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It was given to me in the public-house, where I went to get half a pint of beer.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18250519-32

889. MARY JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , a sheet, value 3 s. , the goods of Joseph Archer .

JANE ARCHER . I live in Ropemaker-street . On the 18th of April I was ironing a shirt up stairs - I heard a noise, came down, and saw the prisoner going out with a bundle; I went back to the room, and missed a sheet. I pursued, and took her with the assistance of a neighbour. When the officer came it was taken from her lap; she said "Take it, take it - let me go, and don't hurt me." My husband's name is Joseph.

JOHN BLACKMAN . I am an oyster-dealer. I assisted in taking the prisoner - she had a sheet in her lap, which Mrs. Archer said was her property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had got a little intoxicated, and lost a shilling; I was afraid to go home without the money, and I took the sheet to make it up.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-33

890. CAROLINE MUNROE and ELIZA MUNROE were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , twenty yards of printed cotton, value 1 l. , the goods of John Augustus Brooks , William Brooks , and Thomas Ryder .

2d COUNT, stating it to belong to Thomas Brooks .

JOHN HOARE . I am in the employ of Thomas Brooks, who is a minor - I believe the executors are Messrs. John Augustus Brooks, William Brooks, and Thomas Ryder. - On Saturday, the 16th of April, I placed a quantity of print on a chair, about a yard out of the door. The officer came into the shop with a piece of print, and asked whether we had any like it - I went to the chair to look, and missed a piece, containing about twenty yards; when I saw it again it was cut into different lengths.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Had you a print of that pattern? A. Yes.

THOMAS HILLINGWORTH . I am shopman to Mr. Gofton, pawnbroker, Gilbert-street. Eliza Munroe pawned this print with me on the 16th of April, about one o'clock.

FREDERICK DORRINGTON . I saw the prisoners about half-past twelve o'clock, and took them into custody, as they were going to another pawnbroker's, to pawn another piece - about one hundred and fifty yards from the house of the prosecutor.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-34

891. JOHN NEENEN was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May , two planes, value 4 s. , the goods of Jonas Welch .

GEORGE WILLOUGHBY PERUZI . I live with Mr. Gillins, a pawnbroker, Stafford-street, Mary-le-bone. The prisoner came on the morning of the 17th of May, and brought two planes, for which he wanted 2 s. - I detained him: the officer came in and I gave charge of him.

THOMAS SHELSWELL . I was going by, and saw some persons round the door; I went in, and asked the prisoner who the planes belonged to - he said to himself, and that he worked at the North Bank, Regent's-park; I said I would go with him there: he took me into a shop, and showed me some other tools on a bench, which he said were his - I asked if he could refer me to any person who could state that he was a carpenter; he said if I went to his lodgings in North-court, his landlady could give me a reference - I went, and she said his name was Neenan.

JONAS WELCH. I was at work in the Lodge-row, near South Bank, Regent's-park , on the morning of the 2d of May, and left my tools there; these two planes were among them; when I returned on Tuesday morning they were gone. The prisoner had been at work at the building, and was there on the Monday morning, when I left; he is a plasterer's labourer .

Prisoner's Defence. This carpenter said to me, "Will you have some beer;" I did, and then he said to me, "Go and pawn these planes, and we will have some more beer" - I brought the officer back with me to the buildings, and the man was gone.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-35

892. JAMES PERRY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of April , eight silver spoons, value 50 s., and a milk-pot, value 2 s. , the goods of John Ambler .

JANE RUGG . I live with John Ambler, in Rosemary-lane, Ball's Pond-common - he is a hay salesman at Smithfield-market . On the 21st of April, about ten o'clock, I saw the prisoner outside the gate, leading to the kitchen, with a basket; I suspected he had been in the kitchen, went in, and missed eight silver tea-spoons and a milk-pot, which I had seen safe about half an hour before; I went out, and saw him running away; I called Stop thief! and he ran still faster; when he found that I pursued him closely he dropped the basket: I picked it up, and still pursued him. I took him at the top of the lane - there were two other boys at the top of the lane, who he intended to give it to.

WILLIAM HUCKET . I am a constable. I was sent for, and took charge of the prisoner. I found these spoons and milk-pot in his basket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I worked for Mr. Wilkes, No. 3, Hare-walk; he sent me to a chandler's-shop, and then to the Green Man, public-house, and I crossed the brick fields, and went up Rosemary-lane; I saw a man dressed in blue - he said, "Where are you going?" I said, "To the Green Man:" he said, "I will give you 6 d. to carry this basket;" I, being a poor lad, took it to carry. He went on about ten yards, and then told me to go up to the top of the lane, and I should see his brother, and to tell him to come to him; I left the basket by his side, and ran up the lane, when a man stopped me.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-36

Middlesex Cases, Fourth Jury, Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

893. JAMES READ was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , an iron bolt, value 5 s. , the goods of John Miles Patterson .

JOHN MILES PATTERSON. I am a ropemaker , and live at Old Ford . I think this bolt is mine; I should not like to swear to it: I see no difference in it and the one I used to have on my premises - I had it on the 12th of April, and saw it again on the 15th, at Mr. Huddon's shop, at Bow. The prisoner worked for me about two years ago.

JOHN HORTON . I worked for Mr. Patterson. I know this bolt well; I was in the habit of using it every day for four years; I had used it on the 12th of April, and am certain it is the same.

THOMAS GREENLY . I am a smith. I bought this bolt of the prisoner, but I cannot tell exactly when. I went before the Magistrates on the 18th of April.

Prisoner's Defence. It was given me to sell by a person who said he would pay me for it.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-37

894. MARY SHEEN was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , one hundred and twenty yards of ribbon, value 15 s. , the goods of John Hannam Pemberton .

JOHN FRAY . I am apprentice to Mr. John Hannam Pemberton - he is a haberdasher . On the night of the 5th of May the prisoner came to our shop in St. John-street, Clerkenwell - he bought two or three half yards of ribbon - while I was measuring the ribbon I saw her put her hand into the drawer and take some ribbons out, but I could not see how many; I told Berry of it, and he told Mr. Pemberton. I went for an officer.

JAMES BERRY . I am shopman to Mr. Pemberton. - Fray gave me information, and while he went for a constable the prisoner was taken into the counting-house - I asked her to produce the goods that were not her own, and she gave me five lengths of ribbon from her pocket.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going to the door to look at the colours, and when I came back, before I had laid them out of my hand, he said, "You have got property that don't belong to you" - I gave it him up directly.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-38

895. JOHN SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , a shift, value 5 s.; two pairs of drawers, value 2 s.; a quilt, value 5 s.; a pair of sheets, value 10 s.; two tablecloths, value 15 s.; five shirts, value 20 s.; six pairs of stockings, value 6 d.; three caps, value 3 s.; twelve handkerchiefs, value 12 s.; a pocket, value 1 s.; a waistcoat, value 2 s., and three aprons, value 1 s., the goods of Emanuel Emanuel ; three shifts, value 13 s.; five collars, value 5 s.; two pairs of stockings, value 2 s.; two waistcoats, value 8 s., and three handkerchiefs, value 1 s. , the goods of Charles Town .

EMANUEL EMANUEL. I live in New Bond-street, and am a foreign fruit seller ; my partner's name is Charles Town: we gave these goods to the carrier on the morning of Tuesday, the 10th of May; I saw him come through the shop, and take them; I had seen them before they were put into the parcel: next morning I heard of their being stolen. I went on Friday to Marlborough-street, and saw them.

WILLIAM FLOYD . I am a carrier. I received a basket with some articles in it from Mr. Emanuel's, which I was to take to Mrs. Thomas, at Walham-green. When I got to the King's Arms, public-house , about a quarter before three o'clock, I got out, and went up a passage for a pail to give my horses some water - when I returned I missed the basket, because my whip had been laying on it. I saw the prisoner, who was a stranger, about four o'clock the same day, in custody.

SUSANNAH BALDOCK . I am the proprietor of the errand-cart. I was in the cart, but I got out at the King's Arms for about two minutes; when I went back Floyd said he had lost a basket; I said it was impossible, as it had been safe about a minute before - in about two minutes afterwards I saw it on the prisoner's shoulder, in Silver-street, near the bottom of Southampton-street.

JAMES WILLIAM ARLE . I was in my master's shop, at the back of the King's Arms - I saw the prisoner go by, carrying a basket before him; he asked a milk-man to give him a lift up with it as he crossed the road, which he did - a parcel then dropped out, which he took up, and went on. The woman came soon after, and said she had lost a basket of linen; I ran out, supposing he was the person who took it, and found him with it on his back.

WILLIAM PRITCHARD . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I have lately come from sea, and

have since been to my sister's, in the country - I come up to London to see my aunt, and was walking up Holborn, when a young man, dressed in blue, said to me, "Will you earn 1 s. to carry this to the foot of Holborn-bridge;" I took it, and when I got to Southampton-street, this young man came and said it was stolen - I said he might take it if it was; then Mrs. Baldock came up and said, "That is the villain." The officer took me.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-39

896. MICHAEL WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , nine yards of carpet, value 1 l. , the goods of James Shew .

JAMES SHEW. I am an auctioneer , and live in High Holborn . The prisoner was in my employ - on the 1st of May I missed two remnants of carpeting from my first floor front room. I went to Nathan's, in Drury-lane, and found another piece which I knew to be mine. The other witnesses are absent.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-40

897. MARY BROOKES was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , a petticoat, value 1 s., and an apron, value 6 d. , the goods of Ann Sotherbery .

ANN SOTHERBERY. I am a widow , and live on Tower-hill . The prisoner came to my house one Thursday in April - she asked if I went out washing ; I said Yes: she came next day again, and said her mother would want me one day in the following week; I said I could come Tuesday or Wednesday: she came again on the Monday, and asked if I could wash a frill; I said Yes, but I never saw her again till she was taken into custody. I did not miss the articles till the Wednesday following, but the prisoner confessed that she had taken them on the Monday.

MARY LEWIS . I am servant to Mrs. Harris, of the Minories - she takes in mangling. The prisoner came on Monday, the 19th of April, and brought a petticoat and apron to be mangled, and said she would leave them till she brought some more. We gave them up to Holborn, the officer.

THOMAS HOLBORN . I am an officer. I took the prisoner and the property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-41

898. JAMES BIRCHALL was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , a till, value 1 s., a shilling, a sixpence, nine penny pieces, and nineteen halfpence , the property of Thomas Charles Leonard .

THOMAS CHARLES LEONARD. I am a tobacconist , and live in Church-street, Bethnal-green . I lost this till on the 13th of April - I was not at home at the time.

WILLIAM GIBBS . I am a cordwainer, and live in Bethnal-green. I saw the prisoner, whom I knew perfectly well, go down the street, in company with another man - he had this till in his hand; I went in, and put my boots on, and when I came out again I saw him put it down; I pursued him, and saw him throw some silver and copper away: I seized him, and gave him to Glover. I then pursued the other, but did not catch him.

WILLIAM GLOVER . I was with Gibbs and saw the prisoner pursued; he threw some copper and silver out of his apron as he ran; I picked up some of it, and put it into my hat, but some persons kicked it over afterwards.

ELIZABETH GREVILLE . I am servant to Mr. Leonard. On the 13th of April I went into the parlour, which joins the shop - the till was then in its place, with 8 s. or 9 s. in copper and silver in it; when I went into the shop again it was gone: it was brought in by Gibbs the same evening.

JOHN ISAACSON . I am an officer. I have had the till in my possession.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-42

899. JOSEPH CHECK and THOMAS MARTIN were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , 30 lbs. of soap, value 15 s. , the goods of Isaac Nuttman .

SARAH NUTTMAN . I am the wife of Isaac Nuttman - we live in Morgan-street, Mile-end . Check, whom I knew before, came to my shop on the 20th of April, with a bundle of wood in his hand, which he offered for sale, at 4 s. a hundred; I said I did not want any - he then offered me some smaller wood, but I did not have any; he asked for some tobacco, but I had not got the sort he wanted; he then went away, and I went into an adjoining room; in about two minutes I heard somebody in the shop, and saw him going out at the door; I came into the shop again, when he turned back, and asked for a quarter of an ounce of returns tobacco; I said, "What business have you in the shop - you have stolen something:" he said he had not. I went to the door, and saw my soap laying at the door; I cried Stop thief! he took his coat under his arm, and ran, and cried Stop thief! too; he was stopped by some working people. The soap had come in that morning, and was laying by the counter.

RALPH FLANDER . I was at work opposite Mr. Nuttman's. I saw Check bring a parcel outside the door, and put it down; he then went into the shop again, and Martin walked by; I had seen them about the shop some time before: Check came out of the shop, and ran away - I sang out to my mates to stop him, which they did.

JOHN COUCHMAN . I am an officer and produce the parcel, which I received from Mrs. Nuttman.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CHECK'S Defence. I went into the shop to ask her to buy some wood, and she said she did not want any. I then asked for some tobacco. When I came back I called at the shop to take a quarter of an ounce of returns; she said I had been in the shop two or three minutes, which I had not; I saw the parcel lay at the door when I went in, but I did not know what it was.

MARTIN'S Defence. I was going past the shop to Old Ford; as I was passing the door she came out, and called Stop thief! I turned back, and was taken.

CHECK - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Four Months .

MARTIN - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-43

900. JOHN DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , a coat, value 15 s. , the goods of Edward Green .

EDWARD GREEN. I keep the Thatched House, public-house .

On the 15th of April I went with a friend to Copenhagen House , where we played at quoits; I laid my coat down, and while we were playing I heard it was gone; I had seen the prisoner there, but he was gone when the coat was missed.

THOMAS LEE . I saw Green playing at quoits; he took his coat off, and laid it on the grass; the prisoner was standing there at the time: I afterwards saw the prisoner pull the coat off his back, and throw it down; it was given to the officer.

JOHN CHARLESWORTH . I saw the prisoner running and pursued by some men, but did not see the coat taken off; there was a cry of Stop thief! and he concealed himself in a privy.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had been to Battle-bridge, and got a situation; I had had rather too much to drink, and when I crossed Copenhagen-fields I saw some men at play; I stood some time, and had some ale from a person who was there; Mr. Green threw his coat down, and said "Take care of my coat;" I took it up, and put it on; two young men said, "D - n your eyes, go and hide it - he is a publican, and make him stand some allowance before he gets it again."

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-44

901. EDWARD FENNING was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , two cheeses, value 2 s. 6 d. , the goods of Joseph Barber and Robert Smith .

JACOB DAY . I am a clerk at Brewer's quay - the prisoner was a porter there; he was on the top of a warehouse, which had cheese in it, belonging to Joseph Barber and Robert Smith; on one set of cheese there was a mark W. A. The foreman keeps the key of the warehouse.

RICHARD WARNER . I was at work at this warehouse; there were some cheeses marked W. A They were counted twice, and I found the same number.

THOMAS GRAY . I am a Thames Police surveyor. On the 14th of April I found two cheeses inside the prisoner's pockets; he said he was a carpenter at work at Brewer's quay: I said I would take him back to see if all was right; he said, "Oh! No, never mind;" I took him back, and Mr. Day spoke to the cheeses. I saw a great number in the warehouse, of the same mark and appearance.

HENRY YATES . I am a constable. I saw the prisoner with the two cheeses, and took him to Gray.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in liquor, and cannot say whether I bought them or not.

Seven witnesses gave the prisoner a good character, two of whom engaged to employ him.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

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

Reference Number: t18250519-45

902. JOHN JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , a watch, value 20 s. , the goods of James Turnbull .

JAMES TURNBULL. I am mate of the Albion. I went to bed in the steerage about ten o'clock on the 3d of May - I had seen my watch hanging by the side of my bed, at six o'clock in the evening; I missed it next morning: I went on deck, and missed the boat, which I had made fast to the larboard rigging the night before, and one oar from off the deck.

JAMES WHITE . I am an officer. I stopped the prisoner coming on shore in a little boat belonging to the Albion; he said he belonged to the Princess Charlotte: I went to a vessel he described; they said he did not belong to it: he then pointed to another, but he did not belong to that. I found the Albion the next morning, and showed the watch to the mate. I had taken it from the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was shipwrecked off Dublin, and had a letter to the Prussian Consul, but he would say nothing to me, I was without food a whole day, and then I took the watch.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-46

903. PETER LONGWORTH was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of April , a pair of shoes, value 4 s. , the goods of Jonathan Murray and Joseph Hale .

JOSEPH HALE. I am a pawnbroker , in partnership with Jonathan Murray - we live in Upper East Smithfield . On the 22d of April a man came to say that the prisoner had cut down a pair of shoes from the door; I went out, and brought him back with them; I had seen them about five minutes before.

GUILTY . Aged 35.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18250519-47

904. JOHN LOVELL was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , a shovel, value 2 s. 6 d. , the goods of William Crowther .

WILLIAM CROWTHER. I am a farmer , and live at Cranford . On the night of the 26th of April I lost a shovel - I had seen it in the stable two or three days before. On the 27th of April I found the stable had been broken open; I afterwards saw the shovel in the possession of the constable - it had my mark on it, but it has been cut out.

EDWARD DAVIS . I am in the employ of Mr. Crowther. The shovel was in the waggon stable; I locked it up in the stable the night before it was taken, and next morning, about six o'clock, it was gone; it was found at Norwood-docks, where the prisoner was at work with it; he had worked for us.

ROBERT EYRES . Mr. Crowther came to me on the 30th; I went to Norwood, and took the prisoner, with the shovel by his side, and a grafting tool - he said he had bought the shovel on the Wednesday before.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought it, and have witnesses here who saw me buy it.

ELIZABETH BOYD . Last Wednesday three weeks, the 25th of April, I saw the prisoner buy this spade of a navigator, at the Bell, public-house, at Hounslow - I heard him ask the man how he got it, and he said it was his own, and he lived down Hounslow.

JAMES HAMBLETON . I lodge with the prisoner's mother, near Hounslow-barracks. The prisoner was at home on Wednesday night by six o'clock, and on the Monday and Tuesday also - we slept together in the same bed, and got up about six o'clock on the Wednesday morning; I

can swear he never got up all that night. I was once prosecuted for stealing hay, and went to prison for it, but I did not know anything about it.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-48

905. ROBERT LUCAS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , two yards of kerseymere, value 20 s. , the goods of Adam Knope .

ADAM KNOPE. I am a tailor , and live in St. Catherine's. On Saturday last I went to a public-house in Sun-yard , and sat down about a quarter of an hour in the taproom; the prisoner was there, not far from me: I had a bundle, which had two yards of kerseymere in it; I put it on the seat, by my side: the landlady called me into the other room; I returned in about five minutes, and the prisoner was gone with my bundle. I went with the patrol the same night to his lodgings, in Madlin's-rents - the patrol went up stairs, and brought down the bundle.

JOHN WHITEN . I went to the prisoner's lodgings - I found him on the foot of the bed, and the bundle under the head of it.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in liquor, and took the bundle to give to Knope the following morning.

GUILTY . Aged 49.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18250519-49

906. BENJAMIN LANE was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of December , a jacket, value 20 s. , the goods of Elizabeth Saunders , widow .

ELIZABETH SAUNDERS. I am a widow, and live at Shadwell . The prisoner lived in my house, and left on the 31st of December, when I missed a jacket from a basket in the kitchen - it belonged to my late husband.

Prisoner. She proposed to sell me the jacket. Witness. I did not.

ANN BROWN . I am the prosecutrix's sister, and live at Lower Shadwell. I know the prisoner. This jacket was my late brother-in-law's - I saw the prisoner on the 13th of May with it on; I spoke to him, and told him my sister and mother wanted to see him; he flew from me: I ran after him for a mile or a mile and a half, and at last cried Stop thief! he was stopped by a sailor: I asked him how he could be guilty of such a thing. I said it was my brother-in-law's jacket, and he said it was. While I was running after him in a by street he turned round, and threatened to knock me down - I ran back, and then he ran away; I pursued again, and brought him back to my mother's.

THOMAS SPARROW . I came up, and found the prisoner with the jacket on his back; he said this was the jacket, and they were making a d - d fuss about it; he attempted to jump over a garden wall.

GUILTY . Aged 57.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-50

907. JOHN LEONARD was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , a saw, value 4 s.; three screw-drivers, value 6 d.; a hammer, value 6 d.; a trowel, value 1 s.; three chisels, value 1 s.; a pair of pinchers, value 6 d.; four gimblets, value 4 d.; a stock and bit, value 5 s., and three files, value 6 d. , the goods of Jonathan Robinson .

JONATHAN ROBINSON. I am a builder , and live in Pine Apple-place, Edgware-road . I had been to No. 9 there, to get two doors, which I brought to No. 6; I saw the tool basket on the prisoner's head, facing the house - I asked him where he got it; he said he had found it. I brought him into the house, and said to my men, who were at work, "Here is my basket of tools," and while I went to get a pair of shoes on he got away into the Harrow-road; he took up two stones, and swore he would kill any man who came near him; at last we got him into the fields - three farmer's men came up, and we got him on his back and secured him; a man came up who had been an officer, and handcuffed him, and as we were bringing him along he begged for a pint of beer: when he got that he ran away like a shot; I pursued him, and took him in about three quarters of an hour; he had the County dress of the prison on him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a man throw these tools out of his hand - I took them up, and was going to inquire at the turnpike if they knew anything about them, when the witness came out, and struck me; I put them down, and ran across the fields.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-51

908. JAMES MEGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , 60 lbs. of lead, value 10 s., belonging to, and fixed to a certain building of William Richardson s , against the statute.

SAMUEL STEVENS . I am clerk to Mr. William Richardson. This lead was taken from some buildings in Park-crescent, Mary-le-bone , on the 3d of May - I was at some houses there, and set Burke to watch the prisoner; I then went round myself, and saw the prisoner on the house No. 29, at the corner of the New-road and the crescent; I asked what he was doing there - he said looking for a trowel which he had left there when he repaired the roof for Mr. Richardson. I observed upon the hip of the roof of the corner house that some lead had been disturbed - it had been fastened down by nails, but had been taken up, and laid on in a temporary manner; I had seen it all safe some time before, but I cannot exactly say how long.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Had you seen it for some months before? A. Perhaps not. The prisoner told a sawyer on the premises that he had left a trowel there.

JOHN BURKE . I am in the employ of Mr. Richardson. I was with Stevens on the 3d of May; I saw some person on the top of the house, at the corner of Park-crescent - I went and saw the prisoner on the top of the house, stripping the lead off the hip of the roof, and pulling it down to the gutter; I saw him folding it with his hands: I cannot tell whether he had any instrument; he looked over the parapet, but I do not know whether he saw me or not; he then took the lead back again, opened it out, and replaced it; I distinctly saw him do that: Stevens was on the roof before I got up; he said he came to look for his trowel: I told him I had seen him take up the lead, and then put it down; he said if I thought he had done any thing improper to take him to the office: there was more than 60 lbs. of lead loose on the roof.

Cross-examined. Q. How long might he be in your presence rolling up the lead? A. About ten minutes. It

was not laid flat as it had been before. I was about four hundred yards from him when I first saw him.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-52

909. JOHN SHARP was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April , a turner, value 2 s. 6 d.; an anvil, value 1 s., and a screw wrench, value 1 s. 6 d., the goods of John Brown; a saw, value 3 s.; a buz, value 4 s.; a spoke shave, value 1 s.; three augers, value 3 s.; an adze, value 3 s.; a plane, value 2 s., and a basket, value 1 s. , the goods of Thomas Dunnett .

JOHN BROWN . I am a wheelwright. The prisoner worked for me some time before the 23d of April. I missed some saws, planes, and other things on a Saturday evening, and on the following Monday the prisoner was taken to the watch-house - I asked him what he had done with the tools; he said he had not seen any - the watchman said, "How can you say so, when I saw you come out with a basket of tools at half-past four o'clock on Saturday morning;" he then began to cry, and said he had taken them, and sold them on the road.

THOMAS BRIERLAY . On Saturday morning, the 23d of April, I saw the prisoner come out of the premises at half-past four o'clock, with a basket of tools - he said he was going to a job of work in the brick fields, to cut up some planks - that it was his master's job, and not his own. On the Monday, when Mr. Brown told me he was in the watch-house, I found him there, and said to him, "You rogue, if I had known you to be a thief, I would have taken you" - he made no reply.

BENJAMIN BEAVIS . I am a headborough. I asked the prisoner on Tuesday morning what he had done with the tools, as I heard he had informed his master he had taken them - he said he had sold them to some people on the road, that he did not know the names of the places, but would shew me; I went with him, and found the whole of these tools.

THOMAS DUNNETT. I am a wheelwright , and work at Mr. Brown's. I lost some of my tools, which are here.

JAMES COX . I live in the Borough. I bought this anvil of the prisoner on the 23d of April - he said it was his own, and he wanted to make a little money.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-53

OLD COURT. SECOND DAY. FRIDAY, MAY 20.

Middlesex Cases, Second Jury. Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

910. WILLIAM FLYNN was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , a handkerchief, value 7 s., the goods of Thomas Harris , from his person .

THOMAS HARRIS. I am a clerk in the Ordinance office . On the 13th of May I was in Great Russell-street , between seven and eight o'clock in the evening; a person said somebody had taken my handkerchief: I turned round, and saw a boy running away. I have not found my handkerchief - I had used it five minutes before; I believe it was of a greenish colour. The prisoner was taken two or three days after.

GEORGE WILSON . I am twelve years old, and work in Russell-street, with Mr. Cousins. I saw Mr. Harris in the street - I was on the opposite side, rather behind him, and saw the prisoner pick his pocket of a brownish handkerchief; I knew him before, by seeing him up and down the street; he put the handkerchief into his jacket, and ran away. I hallooed out Stop thief! but he got away; I am sure he is the boy. I described him to my father, who took him afterwards.

THOMAS WILSON . In consequence of information from my son I took the prisoner two days after; I knew him before, by frequently seeing him about Russell-street.

Prisoner. I did no such thing.

GUILTY . Aged 12.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-54

911. JAMES DUNWORTH was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , forty-two yards of printed cotton, value 42 s. 6 d., the goods of Samuel William Cousens , in his dwelling-house .

SAMUEL WILLIAM COUSENS. I am a linen-draper , and live in Norton-falgate . On the 20th of April, about half-past seven o'clock in the evening, some ladies in the shop gave me information - I ran out, and when I got a few yards from the shop I saw the prisoner nearly one hundred yards off, going from the house; I hallooed Stop thief! a man collared him, and he immediately threw down these prints, which had been on a pile within the door - they were picked up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 17. Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-55

912. JOSEPH SAINT was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , at St. Anne , eighteen yards of woollen cloth, value 10 l., the goods of Thomas James Fenwick , in his dwelling-house .

WILLIAM FOOKS . I am in the service of Thomas James Fenwick, a tailor and draper , who lives in Fore-street , in the parish of St. Anne, Limehouse, and rents the house. On Friday, the 14th of May, about half-past twelve o'clock in the day, the prisoner came in, and bought a 1 d. worth of shirt buttons; he paid for them, and went out; I was writing in the cutting room: he returned in about five minutes - I saw him take this cloth up on his shoulder and go out; I followed him, calling Stop thief! he threw it down about thirty yards from the shop, and ran away, but was taken without my losing sight of him.

WILLIAM WHITEHEAD . I am an officer, and took charge of the prisoner, with the property, which I produce.

WILLIAM FOOKS. This is Mr. Fenwick's - it was at the further end of the counter from the door, and is worth 10 l. at least.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 13.

Reference Number: t18250519-56

913. JOHN CONNELLY was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , a handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of Daniel Law , from his person .

DANIEL LAW. I am a boot-maker . On the 6th of

May, about a quarter past eight o'clock in the evening, I was in Princess-street, Leicester-square , and felt a pull at my coat pocket, turned round, and saw the prisoner with five others; the prisoner had my handkerchief, and was giving it to his companions; they all got round me, saying, "It was not me;" I said the prisoner was the man - he ran off, and I pursued him till he was taken. I saw my handkerchief in his hand - he was never out of my sight.

Prisoner's Defence. I was about a yard before him - he called Stop thief! I ran across the road, and he took me for the thief.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250519-57

Before Mr. Justice Park.

914. MATILDA HAMILTON was charged on the Coroner's Inquisition, with the wilful murder of her illegitimate child .

The Inquisition being signed by the Jurors, and several of their Christian names being omitted, the Court ordered the Inquisition to be quashed .

Reference Number: t18250519-58

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

915. WILLIAM ROYSTON and JOSEPH FLOWERS were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Elizabeth Harlow , widow , about ten o'clock in the night of the 16th of May , at St. John the Evangelist, Westminster , with intent to steal, and stealing therein thirty-six penny pieces, and twelve half-pence, her property .

ELIZABETH HARLOW. I live at No. 8, Duck-lane, Westminster , which, I think, is in the parish of St. John; I am a widow - the house is let out in tenements: I rent one room of Mr. Watson, who does not live in the house. On Monday night, the 17th of May, at half-past ten o'clock I went home, after selling cakes in the street ; I took out 3 s. 6 d. or 3 s. 8 d. in halfpence and penny pieces, and put them altogether on the table; I went out to get a roll: I padlocked the door, leaving the money on the table, and took the key with me; my room door opens into the passage. I returned in ten minutes, and found the door open - the padlock hung on the hasp; it had been forced; the halfpence were all gone. I ran to the door, and gave an alarm - Hunt gave me information. I knew the prisoners by seeing them about Duck-lane, but I had not seen them that night.

RICHARD HUNT . I am a baker, and live at No. 43, Duck-lane, opposite to the prosecutrix. On Monday night Harlow told me what had happened; I had seen the prisoners come out of her passage door, about a minute and a half before; I knew their persons before, but not their names; I did not see them go in, only come out; Royston held his coat, as if he had something heavy in it: I went after them in consequence of what Harlow said; I lost sight of them. I shut up my shop, and went after them again, and found them sitting on the pavement in Orchard-street; the watchman took them: I went to the watch-house, and saw 2 s. 4 d. is halfpence and pence found on Royston, some in his breeches, and some in his coat pocket; he said he got the money in St. James's, by holding gentlemen's horses - nothing was found on Flowers. Harlow's house is in the parish of St. John the Evangelist, Westminster.

CHARLES WATERS . I am a watchman, and knew both the prisoners before this. On the night in question I was calling eleven o'clock, and just by Cat's-head-court I saw them sitting on the curb stone, eating sheep's head and bread; I crossed over, and asked what they were doing there; they said they would get up and go directly: I told them to go instantly. One got up, and threw the bread and sheep's head into the other's lap; in about half a minute Hunt called out, "Stop those two boys;" I stopped Royston first, and the other ran away; I left Royston with Hunt, then followed, and took Flowers - I searched them at the watch-house, and found 2 s. 4 d. in Royston's trowsers and coat pockets; the constable of the night asked how he came by the halfpence - he said he got them in St. James's-street, by holding horses.

WILLIAM BISHOP . I was constable of the night. The prisoners were brought to the watch-house. Twelve penny pieces and twenty-eight halfpence were found on Royston - he said he got it by holding horses in St. James's-street.

ROYSTON'S Defence. I went to her house to buy a 1 d. pie - nobody was there; the door was open, and I walked out.

FLOWERS'S Defence. I never saw this lad till he was eating sheep's head on the ground.

ROYSTON - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 15.

FLOWERS - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 19.

Reference Number: t18250519-59

Before Mr. Justice Park.

916. JOHN SMITH and WILLIAM MILLS were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edward Wordly , about twelve o'clock in the night of the 22d of April , at St. Mary-le-bone , with intent to steal, and stealing therein seven quarts of wine, value 35 s.; three gallons of brandy, value 3 l., and seven bottles, value 1 s., his property .

EDWARD WORDLY. I keep the King's Head, public-house, No. 24, King-street, Bryanstone-square , in the parish of St. Mary-le-bone, and rent the house. On the 23d of April, about four o'clock in the morning (it was just dawn of day,) I was disturbed by Edmonds, my lodger, knocking at my room door; I got up directly, went down, and found the cellar flap broken open - I had fastened it myself the night before, by a chain put over a strong iron staple; I found the staple drawn out of the wood - it must have been forced by some iron instrument: my spirit cellar door was also opened; it had only been fastened with an iron bar and wooden pin. I found that brandy had been taken from one of my vats, and have since ascertained that about six gallons were taken - it cost 24 s. a gallon. I missed about three dozen of Sherry, and a basket from the wine-cellar.

GEORGE HEALY . I lodged at Wordly's, and am a labourer. On the 23d of April, about four o'clock in the morning, I got up, and was going out to work - it was then light; as I came out of the house I discovered two men coming up the flap, out of the cellar; Smith was one of them - I could not see that either of them had anything: they saw me, and ran down King-street. A third man (Mills) came up before them, with a can and basket in his hand; I saw all three come out of the cellar: I collared Mills with the can and basket, and tussled with him - we both

fell into the kennel, and the liquor was spilled. I heard the bottles in the basket break, and the liquor flew out of the can over me; we both got up, and at that instant Smith returned, and gave me a violent blow on the side of my head, by my ear and cheek - it appeared to be done by some weapon, but what I could not tell; it was not with his fist: the blow knocked me down again, and I let go of Mills. I am sure he is the man who scuffled with me and had the can.

Q. What man went down King-street with Smith? A. The other who escaped. I let go of Mills when Smith gave me the blow; it stunned me: I cannot say whether I received more than one blow. When I came to myself I found several marks about my face, and my nose bled very much. They left me in that state. The prisoners were brought back by the watchman in about ten minutes.

ROBERT EDMONDS . I lodge at this house. I got up a few minutes after four o'clock, being awoke by the noise; I heard another scuffle, opened my window, which is nearly over the flap, and above fifteen feet above it, and saw three men in the street, Healy and the two prisoners; I saw Mills running up King-street, crossing the road; he had a milk can on his arm: Smith was beating Healy (who was down on his hands and knees) with a stick thicker than my thumb, over the head and shoulders - I thought them very heavy blows, and called out, "For God's sake don't kill the man;" I called the watchman four or five times - he kept repeating the blows for a minute and a half I suppose - Smith then ran away - I hallooed Watch! all the while, and saw them brought back in about ten minutes, and knew them again. Healy had blood flowing from his face, nose, and eyes. I still looked out of window, and called Wordly.

GEORGE HOLLAND . I am a watchman of Mary-le-bone. On the 23d of April, about four o'clock in the morning, I heard an alarm, ran into King-street, springing my rattle, and found Healy all over blood; I looked round, and found a basket with a whole bottle, and about seven broken ones in it, just by the cellar flap; the prisoners were brought back by Robinson and Muett. A great deal of liquor was spilled on the pavement. Day begins to break about half-past three o'clock in April. Healy said positively that the prisoners were the men - that one struck him, and the other was the man he took hold of, and Edmonds said they were the men.

Prisoner SMITH. Q. You recollect that it was a very wet morning? A. It was not wet at all, nor was it very dark.

WILLIAM MUETT . I am a watchman. On the morning of the 23d of April I heard a rattle spring - I came out of Bryanstone-mews, across George-street, and saw the two prisoners come out of Brown-street, both running towards me; one had a milk can: when they came up to me they looked very pale, and much out of breath; I held my stick up, and stopped them; they asked what I stopped them for - I said I had heard a rattle spring; they said they were going about their business, and I had no right to stop them, I sprang my rattle; they started from me, and ran off; I followed, and Robinson stopped them, before they got out of my sight; we took them to the King's Head, public-house; Healy immediately said he could swear to them: he was bleeding very much, on the stones - it was rather a damp morning.

ISAAC ROBINSON . I assisted in taking the prisoners; it was a fine clear morning.

NATHANIEL BIRNEY . I am a watchman. I assisted in taking the prisoners to the King's Head; Mills had this can; I found a basket close by the cellar flap, with six broken bottles in it, which smelt of Sherry - part of one had some left in it; the pavement was wet, and smelt of brandy and wine. The morning was neither wet nor dry.

EDWARD WORDLY. This basket was in my cellar the night before - I have no mark on the bottles: I have tried the strength of the brandy left in the can; it corresponds exactly with mine: the can is not mine. I lost three dozen of Sherry, worth 8 l. 2 s.

SMITH'S Defence. I was going to Southwell; I came down King-street, and saw my fellow prisoner in contact with that man, who held him by the throat, and was kicking him - I said, "Don't ill-use him;" he kept ill-using him, and I hit him across the face with my stick, and ran away, but know nothing of the robbery.

MILL'S Defence. I was going to work at Mr. Gardener's - I turned into the corner for a necessary purpose - this man seized me, and said, "What are you doing here?" he began kicking me; my shins are not well now. Smith knew nothing of the robbery.

GEORGE HEALY. The two who first came out of the cellar were Smith and the one who has escaped.

SMITH - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 15.

MILLS - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

Reference Number: t18250519-60

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

917. HENRY MORGAN was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Hawkins , about seven o'clock in the forenoon of the 19th of April , at St. Clement Danes , (the said William Hawkins and others being therein), and stealing a chronometer, value 10 l., his property .

GEORGE GOLD FROST . I am shopman to Mr. Hawkins, a pawnbroker , who lives in Drury-lane , in the parish of St. Clement's Danes. He rents the house. On the 19th of April, about half-past seven o'clock in the morning, I was behind the counter, and saw the prisoner standing at the corner pane of the window for a minute or two; he then dashed his hand through the glass and broke the square to pieces. I immediately ran out - he was running and turned down a court four doors off, and through several courts; I at last took him in Stanhope-street; I only lost sight of him in turning the corners; I am sure he is the man; I collared him - he said it was only a window broken, and I could not take him, but I detained him; he immediately took off his hat and said "Here is what you want, take it;" giving me this silver chronometer in a mahogany box; I knew it to be master's; our shop ticket is on it now; I had seen it in the window, about an inch from the broken pane, a quarter of an hour before; we have had it six months; I did not see him take it; I produce it - it is marked eighteen guineas; it is worth 10 l.; my master and his family were in the house all the time.

Prisoner. Q. I think you were at the further end of the shop? A. Yes; there is an inside sash-spoons and

things hang half way down the window; I was three or four yards from the broken pane - the sun was shining all the time.

Q. Did you not swear at the office that I had a glove on when I broke the window? A. I do not think I did - you had one in your hand as I took you to the watch-house, but when you were searched you had not got it.

JOHN SCOTT . I am a constable. I was going towards Drury-lane between seven and eight o'clock on this morning - I saw several people running, and heard a cry of Stop him! I found the prisoner in custody - Frost had the property in his hand. I searched the prisoner's hat, and some pieces of glass dropped out; I compared them with the window - they corresponded, and appeared to have formed part of that pane.

Prisoner's Defence. From the witness's evidence he stood some distance from the pane, and spoons hung in the glass-case; it is for you to decide whether he could have a distinct view of me: he only momentarily lost sight of me. Now, while I turned the corner could I possibly put the property into my hat? I was passing up a court - a person ran against me, and shoved me; my hat fell off: the watch and case fell down from him; I picked them up, put them into my hat, and ran off - when I was taken I gave it to him; distress made me do that. I had witnesses yesterday to prove I did not break the window.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 23.

Recommended to Mercy.

Reference Number: t18250519-61

Before Mr. Justice Park.

918. MARY BERESFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , at St. George, Hanover-square , three silver spoons, value 5 l., and a silver sauce ladle, value 15 s., the goods of Anthony Bacon , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN GILES . I am footman to Mr. Anthony Bacon, who lives in John-street, Berkeley-square , in the parish of St. George, Hanover-square. On the 10th of May the prisoner came to the house to inquire for a situation, as cook - she came again next morning, at ten o'clock; Mr. Bacon was not up, and I desired her to call in an hour and a half: she came about eleven; my master was not up, and I took her down stairs into the pantry, where I keep the plate; I had been cleaning the knives, and the cupboard door was unlocked; there was a double knock at the door - I went to answer it, and shewed the gentleman up stairs, leaving her all the while in the pantry, and when I returned she asked if master was up yet; I said No, but he would be down in a few minutes; she said she had got to go to Vere-street, to get an answer from a lady, and she would return in two or three minutes - she went away, and in about ten minutes I went to the cupboard, and missed a sauce ladle and three gravy spoons.

JOHN KILLINGWORTH . I am shopman to Mr. Gofton, pawnbroker, Gilbert-street, Grosvenor-square. On the 10th of May, about twelve o'clock, the prisoner offered me a silver ladle in pawn, for 12 s. - having a crest on it, I asked where she lived; she said at No. 4, Davis-street; I took her there, and found she did not live there; I then gave her in charge: I would have lent her 15 s. on it, and 4 l. on the spoons which were found on her.

WILLIAM WILSON . I am an officer. I was fetched to Mr. Gofton's, searched the prisoner, and found three gravy spoons in her pocket.

JOHN GILES . These belong to my master, and have his crest on them.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 28.

Reference Number: t18250519-62

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

919. JOHN COGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , a sovereign, a half-crown, seventeen shillings, and a sixpence, the monies of Cornelius Sullivan , in the dwelling-house of Patrick Kinnane .

CORNELIUS SULLIVAN. I am a carpenter , and live in Patrick Kinnan's room, in Cock-lane, Westminster . The prisoner and three other men lodge in the same room. On the 14th of April I went out between three and four o'clock, leaving nobody in the room but the prisoner - Kinnane's wife (who is my sister) went out with me. I returned between four and five - he was gone, and had left the key with a woman down stairs. About nine o'clock, as he did not return, I examined my box, which was still locked, but the hasp had been wrenched off, and nailed on again; I missed a sovereign and 20 s.: the prisoner is a carpenter - I missed his chisel from the room. I had counted the money and put it into my box, in his presence; he came home at two o'clock in the morning, quite drunk; he said he had been to St. George's Hospital, to get his finger dressed, and had met a friend, who gave him two pints of beer, and that was all he had; I said he had robbed me - he denied it, and I gave him in charge; he was searched, and only 4 d. found on him; he had not been able to work for ten days, having a bad hand - my sister supported him, or he could have had no victuals; I asked where he got the 4 d. - he said he borrowed 6 d. of a friend.

BENJAMIN TIMBRELL . I am a constable. I searched the prisoner, and found 4 d. on him - he was very much in liquor, and said a friend lent him 6 d. - that he had two pints of beer, and got shaved, and that was the change; he had a new apron on, which he said he found in the park.

Prisoner's Defence. I said I got shaved, but I paid nothing for the beer. The prosecutor's sister told me she wanted to buy a bed, and if he did not lend her the money she would be even with him.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-63

Before Mr. Justice Park.

920. ELIZABETH POWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , at St. James, Westminster , a cap, value 3 s.; two handkerchiefs, value 3 s.; half a yard of muslin, value 2 s., and four sovereigns, the property of Mary Payton , spinster , in the dwelling-house of Thomas Butcher .

MARY PAYTON. I lodge at Mr. Thomas Butcher's, No. 108, Regent-street , and am single. The prisoner was in his service, but had no business in my apartments. On Thursday evening, the 5th of May, I left my reticule in my kitchen; it contained five sovereigns and a few shillings: the prisoner was in Mr. Butcher's kitchen, which joins mine, and there is a window between them. I have a servant of my own. I returned for my reticule in four or five minutes, and took it up stairs, but did not examine it till next morning, when I missed four of the sovereigns, and the silver. I was present on Saturday, when her box was searched, and some things of mine found, which I had lost before.

THOMAS CLEMENTS . I am an officer of Marlborough-street. I believe Mr. Butcher's house is in St. James's parish - it is near the Colonade, below King-street chapel. On Saturday, the 7th of May, I went to Mr. Butcher's, searched the prisoner's box, and found two handkerchiefs and some muslin. While we were searching the prosecutrix's servant I saw the prisoner doing something, which caused my suspicion; I went to her - she went from me to go up stairs, but I stopped her on the stairs, and found, wrapped up close in her hand, in a cap, 15 s. 6 d., and three sovereigns in a rag; I asked how she came by it - she said, "I found four sovereigns on the press bedstead the night before last, and yesterday changed one to pay 4 s. 6 d. for a pair of shoes." I found the new shoes in her box.

MISS PATON. I know this cap and the other articles - I have no mark on the sovereigns.

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

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 23.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutrix.

Reference Number: t18250519-64

Before Mr. Justice Park.

921. ROBERT YAXLEY , THOMAS CUTTS , JAMES HARPER , and WILLIAM BROOKS , were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of February , two geldings, price 120 l., and a bridle, value 15 s. , the property of John Jeaffreson .

WILLIAM COLSON . I am coachman to Mr. John Jeaffreson, who lives in Trinity-row, Islington . On Friday evening, the 25th of February, about a quarter to eight o'clock, I locked these two geldings up in the stable; I went next morning at eight, and they were gone. I missed a carriage bridle, a snaffle bridle, and a saddle. - they were carriage horses, and worth 120 guineas - I have seen one since, and found the carriage bridle in possession of Jones.

RICHARD WERNHAM . I live in Summer-street, Air-street-hill. On Saturday, the 26th of February, about half-past six o'clock in the morning, I was going through Islington turnpike, and saw two men on two brown or bay horses - one with a darkish snuff or brown coloured coat, and the other with a dark blue or black coat; one horse appeared to me to be higher than the other - one had a snaffle bridle, and the other a chaise or coach bridle, with a white rosette in the centre. I thought they were gentlemen's servants, exercising their horses, and were in a hurry, as they trotted very sharp; they were coming towards town. I saw Brooks and Yaxley on the 17th of May, at Worship-street, and think they are the men, but will not swear positively to them; I did not know the horses.

EDWARD HANDS . I live in Northampton-street, Dog-row, Bethnal-green. On the 26th of February I was at the Artichoke, public-house, at lunch, with a friend, between eleven and twelve o'clock, when two men rode up to the door, and called out, "Landlord;" I went out, and saw one on a grey pony, and the other on a coach horse; they were very much in liquor: the landlord took them out some brandy - they did not get off their horses. I afterwards went home, and hearing a noise at the top of my street, I turned my head round, and saw Yaxley (who I can swear is the one who was on the grey pony at the Artichoke) with another taller man and a boy - they were quarrelling about a horse-cloth which was on the grey pony, at the top of the street; nobody was then on it: Yaxley spoke across the pony to the boy, and he gave the horse-cloth up to the man immediately; they directly went towards Jones's stables - I only saw the pony then.

WILLIAM SMITH . I keep the Artichoke. On Saturday morning, about seven o'clock, when I got up, I found three or four men there; they had rum and milk; they stopped drinking, and went away about nine or ten; Yaxley was one of them; they returned between eleven and twelve o'clock - he was then on a grey pony, and another on a bay horse - they had some brandy, and went away.

JAMES ESSEX . I live at Bethnal-green. I was at the Artichoke, and saw three or four men there, about eleven o'clock in the morning - Yaxley, Harper, and Brooks are three of them; I was there about half an hour in conversation with them. I am positive of Harper and Yaxley, but rather doubt about Brooks; they were drinking rum and milk, and Brooks, if he is the man, was laying down. About six o'clock that evening I met four men, all on horse-back, at Bethnal-green turnpike, going towards Shoreditch; one was on a grey pony - one appeared to be a coach horse: the other two did not appear so tall as that - Harper and Yaxley are two of them - I particularly noticed them; one of them was on the grey pony, and I believe Brooks to be the man who was on the large horse.

ANN GARDINE . I live in Dog-row, Bethnal-green. On the 26th of February, in the morning, I saw Yaxley on a grey pony, with two others on full grown horses, riding up and down; I went out to watch them, being afraid they would run over my children as they came from school. One of them had a rough grey coat on; I saw them turn down Jones's stable yard two or three times - they rode in and out. I saw them at the Artichoke opposite my house, drinking.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. What time was this? A. Between eleven and twelve o'clock. Dog-row is a very public place.

WILLIAM JONES . Yaxley's father took a stable in my yard, Dog-row, Bethnal-green, nine or ten months ago. - On Saturday, the 26th of February, between six and seven o'clock in the morning, I was going to Old Ford, and as I went out I saw some person ride a bay horse down the yard - I did not take notice of him. I was absent all day, and came home about 6 o'clock in the evening. Yaxley's father owed me two guineas for rent - I took a broker to the stable, and found two horses there; I think the bay horse was one: the rent was brought that night by a woman, and the horses were taken away while I was in my kitchen. After they went away I found a bridle hanging up, and took it in doors - it was given up to the officer by my wife (looking at one;) this resembles it: I recollect there were the letters T. A. J. on it, in the same place as on this. I saw a bridle similar to it on the grey horse when it came into the yard.

WILLIAM JONES, JUN . I am the son of the last witness. I have known Yaxley about six months; he used to clean the horses in the stable: I remember seeing him up my father's yard, about a month ago, with a grey pony, on a Saturday - I saw him on the same day with a brown horse, which he rode away, between eleven and twelve o'clock; I did not see him again: I saw a bridle in the stable -

my father brought it in doors; I saw my mother give it to the officer - I know it to be the same.

JOHN SMITH . I am a horse-dealer, and live at Ipswich. On Monday, the 28th of February I had been out; I came home about eleven o'clock, and found my lad cleaning a bay horse in my stable; a man named Cutmore came into the stable in about half an hour; I bought it of him for 37 l. - I had known him for ten years before - he said he lived by the Regent's-canal. Mr. Jeaffreson's servant claimed it. I have not seen Cutmore since.

WILLIAM COLSON re-examined. I found one horse at Smith's; he had about two joints taken off his dock, and the hairs of a white star taken out of his forehead - I am positive it is one of master's - this bridle is also his.

MARGARET ANN YAXLEY , being called, was not in attendance.

THOMAS VANN . I am an officer. On the 27th of March I apprehended Yaxley, Cutts, and Harper, at the Golden Anchor, public-house, St. John-street.

WILLIAM ATTFIELD . I was with Vann. The prisoners were asked if they had had any horses in their possession for some time past, and said they had not.

GEORGE FURLONG . I apprehended Brooks on the 3d of May, in Brick-lane - he saw me, and ran away - I followed, and took him.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-65

Before Mr. Justice Park.

922. ROBERT YAXLEY and THOMAS CUTTS were again indicted for stealing, on the 16th of March , two geldings, price 40 l. , the property of John Maitland , Esq .

GEORGE COELL . I look after Mr. Maitland's cattle - he lives at Woodford . On the 16th of March, about two o'clock in the day, I fed these two geldings in the park, which is about fifty acres - I missed them about five that evening, and found one of the park gates which lead to the forest open; it had been pinned up with a wooden pin, and nailed with a great nail, and was always kept nailed up - the other gates were locked. I saw two parcels of corn within about two rods of the gate, and traced the horses feet on to the forest. One was a light brown gig horse, with a rat tail; the other a dark brown muzzled saddle horse - I have known them for eight or nine years, and always looked after them. Master's coachman brought them home of the Saturday night; the rat-tailed one had a bit cut off the switch then.

JOHN BREES . I am coachman to Mr. Maitland. On the 15th of March, about two o'clock, I saw these horses in the park, with another one. I was in town on the 17th, and when I came home I heard they were gone. On the 19th I found them at Dockray's stables, in Worship-street, and am sure of them.

THOMAS EAGLES . I am a constable of Worship-street. On the 17th of March, in consequence of information, I went with Attfield to the King's Head stables, Kingsland-road, and found two brown horses, which I put up at Dockray's stables, in Worship-street - the tail of one appeared to be fresh cut. Brees claimed them on the 19th.

MARY LAWMAN . I live at the King's Head, which is kept by Titmus. The prisoners lodged at our house for nearly a fortnight before the officers came, and went away on that day - they breakfasted in the house that morning, and had not said they were going.

CORNELIA MANNING . I am the bar-maid. The prisoners went away on the morning the officers came. I do not know of their bringing any thing to the stables. They were both in the house when the officers came, and went away while they were there.

THOMAS MUNCASTER . I am hostler at the King's Head, and have frequently seen Yaxley at master's, but never saw Cutts that I know of. Yaxley and another man brought three horses to the stables about a fortnight before the officers came, and these two brown ones were brought between eleven and twelve o'clock the night before the officers came - the other man called me out of the house, and said, "Hostler, come and take my horses" - I went out to him, and he delivered them to me; they were down the yard: Yaxley stood five or six yards off. The horses were quite warm - one had a saddle, and the other a halter on - they appeared to have come a good way. The man said, "Give them half a peck of corn a piece, and that will do for the night;" Yaxley did not speak: the other man said he should want them at ten o'clock in the morning, and I was to put the saddle on the same horse. I had a lantern, and saw both the men - the other man was not like Cutts. I got them ready next morning just before ten, but did not see either of the men. The officers came before I had got them quite ready.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. The man might lead one and ride the other? A. Yes. Yaxley lodged in the house, and was standing in the yard.

GEORGE HYDE . I assist the hostler. On the morning of the 17th of March, when I got up, I found these horses in the stable. Yaxley came down the stable about nine o'clock, while I was cleaning them, and as he walked out he said, "Make haste." The officers came about half-past nine o'clock; Yaxley followed them to the stable, close behind them; they all came into the stable, and went out, without speaking to me. I saw Yaxley in the skittle-ground two minutes after, and did not see him again till he was taken.

Cross-examined. Q. He went into the skittle-ground when the officers were there? A. Yes, with several others.

GEORGE TITMUS . I keep this house. The prisoners lodged there for a fortnight, and slept together - I thought they were horse-dealers; they generally paid every meal as they had it. I saw them at breakfast about nine o'clock on the morning the officers came - they did not pay for that breakfast, nor for the bed the night before. - The hostler was generally at home of an evening, and had an opportunity of seeing them.

WILLIAM ATTFIELD . I went to this house with Eagles - three men came down stairs as we went in; Yaxley was one of them; one turned to the left, and two went into the wash-house, which is about two yards from the stable, and shut the door after them. I afterwards found they had left.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-66

London Cases, First Jury, Before Mr. Recorder.

923. CHARLES BOND was indicted for a fraud . The prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-67

924. JACOB MYERS was indicted for that he, on the 24th of April , at St. Botolph without, Bishopsgate-street , in and upon John Jackson feloniously did make an assault, and put him in bodily fear and danger of his life, and a watch, value 30 s.; a watch chain, value 1 s.; two seals, value 1 s., and three watch keys, value 9 d., his goods, from his person and against his will violently and feloniously did steal .

JOHN JACKSON. I am seventeen years old, and live in Widegate-street, Bishopsgate. On Sunday, the 24th of April, about nine o'clock in the evening, I knocked at my master's door, Mr. Field's, in Widegate-street ; he is a dyer, and keeps a sheep's-head shop; the landlady came down and asked who was there? I answered; and after the door was opened two persons came and pushed me into the passage - the landlady had gone up stairs - the prisoner held me while the other took my watch from my fob and ran off with it; I tried to go after him, but the prisoner still held me to prevent my pursuing; I saw the other turn the corner of Sandy-street, and when he had got away I held the prisoner, and cried out Stop thief! a milk-man came and helped me to take him to the watch-house; he never got out of my hold. I charged him at the watch-house with assisting the man in robbing me of my watch - the milkman was not present when the watch was taken; I never let go of the prisoner, and am certain he is the man who held me - it was a silver hunting watch, worth 30 s., and had a chain and keys, attached to it. I have never found it.

JOHN GREEN . I am a ward officer of Bishopsgate. I got to the watch-house about two minutes after the prisoner had been brought in. The prosecutor stated the case in rather stronger terms than he has now - I do not recollect that the prisoner denied it, but there was a confusion with the people about.

Prisoner. I throw myself entirely on the protection of your Lordship.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 15.

Reference Number: t18250519-68

925. STEPHEN KEAVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , a handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of Charles Edward Morton , from his person .

CHARLES EDWARD MORTON. I am a silversmith , and live in Bouverie-street, Fleet-street. On the 25th of April, about six o'clock in the evening, I was in Fleet-street , coming from the city, when a gentleman gave me information - I felt and missed my handkerchief - I followed in the direction he pointed out, and took two boys about thirty yards from the spot - the prisoner was one - I charged them with it, which they denied; before an officer could be procured the other got from me. I kept the prisoner, but have not found my handkerchief.

JONATHAN WILLIAM MILLER . I am a woollen-draper, and live in Great Bartholomew-close. On the 25th of April, I was in Fleet-street, and saw the prisoner take a handkerchief from Mr. Morton's pocket, about the middle of Fleet-street - another person was in his company, about his own age - I told Mr. Morton, and directed him which way they were gone; I saw him give the handkerchief to his companion - I joined in the pursuit, and saw Morton take them; the other got away while I was looking for a constable - I am certain of his person.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. How long after it occurred did you give the prosecutor notice? A. About five minutes - I told him as soon as I saw which way they went; I had two friends with me who rather checked my giving information - I took some time to consider of it; the prisoner was searched at my suggestion - I had seen the other receive the handkerchief; I might have informed the prosecutor in two or three minutes; I told him as soon as I could - I had lost my own handkerchief not three minutes before.

THOMAS LIGHTFOOT . I am a street-keeper, and received the prisoner on this charge, which he denied - he had 23 s. 6 d. in his hand shewing to the prosecutor.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250519-69

926. THOMAS SPENCER was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of May , a handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of Samuel Watts , from his person .

SAMUEL WATTS. I live in High Holborn, and am warehouseman to a grocer in the city. On the 8th of May, about a quarter to nine o'clock in the evening. I was on Holborn-hill , by Ely-place - I had used my handkerchief on Holborn-hill; I felt it going from my pocket, turned round, and seized the prisoner, with it in his hand; he dropped it instantly; I picked it up and took him to the watch-house.

Prisoner. Q. Is it marked? A. No - I am certain it is mine.

GEORGE CORBY . I received him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Two lads were before me - the gentleman made a sudden stop and accused me of this; it is my handkerchief; he did not know whether it was marked or not - a lady, who was with him, said some of his handkerchiefs were marked in the middle.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250519-70

927. CHARLES PHILLIPS and JAMES CLARK were indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , a handkerchief, value 2 s., the goods of James Ritchie , from his person .

JAMES RITCHIE. I am a merchant , and live at Guernsey. On the 15th of May, about nine o'clock in the evening, I was in Fleet-street , going towards St. Paul's, and perceived some person take hold of my coat - I turned round and laid hold of the prisoner Clark; I saw my handkerchief drop from the hand of Phillips, who was close by him; the street-keeper came up and took him. I am certain they were in company - I had a friend with me who assisted.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN GIRTON . I am a constable. I was coming down Fleet-street, and followed the prisoners, who were in company; I saw Phillips put his hand into the gentleman's pocket - Clark was behind; I did not exactly see the handkerchief taken as two gentlemen were before me, Mr. Ritchie seized Clark, who halloned out "Oh, my leg;" I laid hold of him and Mr. Ritchie's friend brought Phillips to the watch-house.

PHILLIPS'S Defence. I was going to Smithfield, where I work, when the gentleman laid hold of us - another gentleman picked the handkerchief up.

CLARK's Defence. I had just left my mother, and was going over the water - I could not pass the gentleman on one side, I tried to pass on the other, and he laid hold of me.

PHILLIPS - GUILTY . Aged 12.

CLARK - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-71

928. JANE FINCH and ELIZABETH HAINES were indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , nine half crowns, two sixpences, four penny pieces, and sixteen half-pence, the monies of Robert Millward , from his person .

ROBERT MILLWARD. I am a labourer , and live on Saffron-hill. On the 11th of April I had received my pension at Greenwich, and was intoxicated; I met the prisoners in Fleet market , in my way home; they asked me to go home with them - I refused - I went with them to a public-house, and gave them beer and a glass of gin; I drank a little gin; we came across the market together - one had hold of each arm, and they wanted me to go with them - and presently they went away towards George-alley; I met the watchman in two or three minutes - he said "Have you lost any thing?" I then felt and found only 5 s. 6 d. left out of 2 l. 15 s.; I missed eight or nine half-crowns; I had not felt their hands in my pocket; the watchman took me to the watch-house - the prisoners were brought in in about an hour - I had been with two shipmates at Greenwich, but when I came to Fleet-market I had 36 s. in silver - there were some men in the same box with us at the public-house; the prisoners were searched in the watch-house, and eight or nine half-crowns found on them.

Prisoner FINCH. Q. Were you not with two other women at the top of the market? A. No.

WILLIAM WILLIAMS . I am an officer. I found the two prisoners in liquor and was going to take them for being disorderly, when a watchman charged them with this; I found five half-crowns, two sixpences, and 8 d. on Haines.

JAMES JACKSON . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoners searched - half-crowns were found on them both.

CHARLES BRADLEY . I am a watchman. I saw the prosecutor in company with the prisoners in Fleet-market: I met him soon afterwards alone, and asked him if he had lost any thing - he felt in his pockets and said he missed a quantity of half-crowns - he was certainly in liquor.

FINCH's Defence. As soon as I left him I met a gentleman who gave me 25 s. in half-crowns.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-72

929. JOHN GLOVER was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , a trunk, value 2 s.; eight shirts, value 3 l. 5 s.; seven neckerchiefs, value 14 s.; a pair of drawers, value 5 s.; five shifts, value 2 l. 10 s.; four flannel waistcoats, value 16 s.; five petticoats, value 24 s.; four frocks, value 28 s.; ten pinafores, value 15 s.; four bed-gowns, value 12 s.; seven caps, value 9 s.; eleven handkerchiefs, value 2 l. 4 s.; ten towels, value 10 s.; twenty-two tablecloths, value 42 s.; seventeen pairs of socks, value 17 s.: four napkins, value 8 s.; two aprons, value 2 s.; three sheets, value 3 l. 11 s., and two curtains, value 12 s. , the goods of James Tooley .

JAMES TOOLEY. I keep the Hampstead errand cart .

On the 9th of May I received a trunk from Mr. Roper, of Hampstead, to convey to the Deptford carrier, at the Pewter Platter, Gracechurch-street; I got to Bishopsgate-street , about six o'clock in the evening, and was taking in goods at Mr. M'Intosh's - this trunk was on the tilt in front of the cart - I went up a court, leaving a boy in care of the cart, and on coming back I missed the trunk - I saw the prisoner at the Mansion-house with it in about half an hour - I had not observed him near the cart.

JANE STRANGE . I am servant to Mr. Roper, of Hampstead. On the 9th of May I put the articles stated in the indictment, into the trunk, to go by Tooley's cart - the linen was worth 20 l.

JAMES VEAR . I am a carrier to Blackwell. I was by Mr. M'Intosh's gateway, in Bishopsgate-street, and saw the prisoner go to the front of the cart and take this trunk - two more were with him; one went one way and the other another; I followed the prisoner, calling Stop thief! he turned down Threadneedle-street, and I stopped him without losing sight of him; he threw it down and ran away - I picked it up, and saw him taken again.

THOMAS HALES . I am a fruit salesman. I saw the prisoner in Threadneedle-street, with the box; there was a cry of Stop Thief! he dropped it and ran down Crown-court - I stopped him till an officer came up.

(Trunk produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was standing in the street, a gentleman asked me to carry the box, and I took it off the cart - somebody said it was stolen and I dropped it.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-73

930. JAMES STEDMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , 4 lbs. of cheese, value 2 s. , the goods of Jane Jones , widow .

JANE JONES. I keep a cheesemonger's shop in Duke-street, Smithfield . This small cheese laid on my window, which was shut - I was out when it was stolen.

WILLIAM KINSEY . I am a labourer. On the 5th of April I was coming from Smithfield into Duke-street, and saw two boys at Jones's shop window, one of them laughed and turned to the shop, holding his apron up, as if to receive something - I turned my head and saw the prisoner come out of the shop with this Dutch cheese in his hand - I stopped him with it, and gave it to Jones's mother.

Prisoner's Defence. He caught hold of me and said a cheese was gone. I said I did not take it.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-74

931. JOSHUA JESSOP was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , a handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of William Mynn , from his person .

WILLIAM MYNN. I am a hop-factor , and live in York-street, Borough. On the 12th of May, at noon, I was in Fenchurch-street , and felt a twitch at my coat pocket, turned round, and seized the prisoner with my handkerchief in his hand - nobody else was within six yards of him - he begged to be let go.

JOHN BURNLEY . I am an officer. I took him in charge with the handkerchief.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250519-75

932. JOHN HUBIE was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , sixteen yards and a half of printed cotton, value 10 s. , the goods of Henry Keymer .

ROBERT WHALESBY . I am shopman to Henry Keymer, linen-draper , of Bishopsgate-street . On the 12th of May, between five and six o'clock, this cotton was on a shew-board in the shop, near the door - I heard a noise, ran out, and saw several persons in pursuit - I picked up this print a few yards from the door.

HENRY CROOSE . I am a grocer, and live next door to Mr. Keymer. I saw the prisoner on his knees, drawing something from the shop; I thought he might be at work there, but he got up, and I saw him folding this print in his apron, he passed my door, I caught at him - he dropped it and ran off; I lost sight of him in turning the corners, but always saw him again on turning myself, and am certain he is the man - I saw him taken - he dodged us up and down.

JOHN GREEN . I am an officer. I heard an alarm - went in the direction, and found Croose holding the prisoner - he appeared quite sober, but afterwards either shammed or was drunk.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was very much intoxicated; the officer said "You foolish fellow to get drunk."

JOHN GREEN. I did not say so; I told the Lord Mayor that he was not sober, but was perfectly collected.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-76

NEW COURT. (2d DAY.)

Middlesex Cases, Fourth Jury, Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

933. WILLIAM GAMSON was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , two bonnets, value 8 s.; four bonnet crowns, value 20 s., and four bonnet fronts, value 12 s. the goods of John Jarvis .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-77

934. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , three yards of cotton, value 4 s.; three yards of calico, value 2 s.; a shawl, value 1 s.; a pelisse, value 1 s.; two pairs of gaiters, value 6 d.; two pairs of stockings, value 6 d., and a handkerchief, value 4 d. , the goods of Daniel Murry .

DANIEL MURRY. I am a seaman . On the afternoon of the 12th of April, I went to sleep at No. 4, Almonry, Westminster : I left a bundle with the landlady of the house - it contained the articles stated in the indictment. I saw it again at the office.

ELIZABETH SMITH . I keep this house. Murry gave me the bundle; I took it down stairs, and next morning the prisoner, whom I had seen the night before at the door with him, came and asked for it - I gave it to him.

WILLIAM HARDING . I am shopman to Mr. Merrett, pawnbroker, York-street, Westminster. On the 12th of April, the prisoner pawned two remnants of cotton, a piece of calico, and a handkerchief for 4 s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I got a little intoxicated, and went home with a girl who lives near this woman's; next morning, when I awoke, she was gone; I had a bundle with me the night before, but in the morning I could not find it. I went to inquire about the girl, and happened to go to this woman's house and asked if any girls lived there - she said "No, but have you come for your bundle?" - I said "Yes; to be sure;" and she gave it to me; I went to the pawnbroker's as I wanted a little money, and the man asked me what I wanted for the cotton and calico, and gave me 4 s. for them. I then saw it was not my bundle.

GUILTY . Aged 41.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-78

935. CHARLES WILMOT was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , a carpet, value 20 s. , the goods of Phillip Perry .

PHILLIP PERRY. I am a broker , and live in Brewer-street . On the 29th of April, about six o'clock, I was in my parlour and saw the prisoner looking in at my door - he took up a carpet from the side of the door and ran away, I followed and he threw it down - I cried Stop thief! and he was taken.

SAMUEL SMART . I live in Portland-street. I was at my door on the 29th of April, and heard the cry of Stop thief! I saw the prisoner running pursued by others - I stopped him with some difficulty - he begged for mercy, and said he had done nothing; I said, if so he had no occasion to be afraid.

GEORGE SMITH . I am a constable. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and when I came out I saw the prisoner running, pursued by a number of persons - Smart stopped him and I took him into custody.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-79

936. CHARLES SIMMONS was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , a shirt, value 2 s.; a handkerchief 1 s., and a neckcloth, value 1 s., the goods of Hugh Hodgson , clerk ; three handkerchiefs, value 7 s., and two neckcloths, value 2 s., the goods of Thomas Tooke ; a pair of knee caps, value 4 s.; a handkerchief, value 3 s., and two pairs of stockings, value 4 s. , the goods of Walter Wrottesley .

Rev. HUGH HODGSON. I am one of the ushers of Westminster School . On the 6th of May I missed some articles from my apartments in the house of Mr. Steitman - the prisoner lived there, and I spoke to him about searching his box - I went with him to his room and saw his box - he tried several keys on a bunch, but they would not open it; a carpenter was then sent for and the box was open; I found there a shirt, a silk handkerchief, and a neckcloth, which I had not missed, but they were mine.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Was the box unlocked the second time you saw it? A. Yes; any person can have access to the room; it is not locked - there are twenty-three scholars in that house.

Q. Are they not in the habit of playing tricks and putting things into the servants' boxes continually? A. I never heard any thing of that kind - they can get to that room.

COURT. Q. Was the box locked the first time? A. I do not know; the prisoner attempted to open it with some keys - he said some of the articles were given to him

by some of the young gentlemen - he had no access to the box between the time of his trying the keys and the carpenter's coming.

THOMAS TOOKE. I belong to Westminster School , and board at Mr. Steitman's. I saw six handkerchiefs which belonged to me - they were shown me by Mr. Hodgson - I had not given them to the prisoner, nor allowed him to use them.

Cross-examined. Q. Are there not many mischievous boys, who play tricks with the boxes of the servants? A. Not that I know of.

WALTER WROTTESLEV. I am one of the Crown boys at Westminster School . I board at Mr. Steitman's. A pair of knee-caps, and some other things, were produced by Mr. Hodgson, which belonged to me.

TIMOTHY BROWN . I was employed to open the box, but I found it was open. I saw a great many articles produced which were claimed by different persons.

JURY. Q. Were the articles placed under other things? A. A great many were at the top, chiefly handkerchiefs.

Prisoner's Defence. The servants had a great spite against me, and some of them must have put the things into my box.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-80

937. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , 12 lbs. of leaden pipe, value 2 s., the goods of William Hutchons and James Hutchons , and fixed to a building of theirs .

WILLIAM HUTCHONS. I am in partnership with my brother James. The house, No. 10, Dorset-place , belongs to us. On the 2d of May we set a watch there; about four o'clock in the afternoon, in consequence of information, I went to No. 13, and saw the prisoner coming up the kitchen stairs - I collared him, and asked him where the lead was which he had stolen? he said he had none - one of the workmen called out "Master, it is in the vault;" we went to the vault - he then said he had got the lead on him, and took some from his trowsers' pocket, and I took some from his inside waistcoat pocket, which was marked - it had been fixed to a water closet. He said it was his first offence, and on the way to the office he offered to replace it.

JAMES GIBBS . I am an officer, and took the prisoner in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I found it in the vault. I was intoxicated, and did not know what I was doing.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-81

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

938. MARY DONAHOO and ANN SILBURN were indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , twenty plates, value 5 s.; eight spoons, value 8 s.; three knives, value 1 s.; a pair of snuffers value 6 d., and six wine glasses, value 6 s., the goods of John Jackson Cuff , their master .

JOHN HOGGR [Text unreadable in original.] I am in the employ of Mr. John Jackson Cuff, who keeps the Freemason's Tavern . The two prisoners were the kitchen maids ; in consequence of information I was employed to search the room in which they slept - we opened drawer pointed out by Mary Moore, and under some things we found four china plates, a pair of snuffers, and some other things. Silburn was present, but she did not say any thing to us. I left her then with her master for a short time - when I returned I was directed to have Donahoo up, and I desired her to point out her box, which Mr. Cuff opened and partly searched, but did not find any thing of his; he then asked for the key of a box which stood in the corner, which she said she had sold to the other prisoner. Mr. Cuff gave me some keys which came from Donahoo's box and with one of them I opened that box; I found about thirty plates, saucers, and glasses, which were wrapped up in various articles to prevent their breaking. Donahoo said, she knew nothing about them; I locked up the box and went for an officer.

MARY MOORE . I am house-maid to Mr. Cuff. Silburn's drawer was next to the one in which I kept my clothes - they are open drawers, and each of us have a separate one. The three kitchen maids and myself slept in the room - this property was found in Silburn's drawer, and when I saw it I called her into my room and asked her how she came to have it; she said she did not know. I told Mr. Cuff of it.

Prisoner SILBURN. Q. Were not two table spoons and four glasses found in your own drawer? A. No.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DONAHOO'S Defence. I had nothing to do with it.

DONAHOO - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined One Year .

SILBURN - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Strongly recommended to Mercy.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18250519-82

939. SUSANNAH SHIPLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of April , two sovereigns, the monies of Mary Hamilton Cowan , her mistress .

MARY HAMILTON COWAN. I am single , and live in Spring-place, Paddington . The prisoner had been in my service about ten days; I sent her on the 22d of April, to get two sovereigns changed; she did not return; she was taken on the 28th of April - she left her clothes behind her, which her mother has got.

WILLIAM WESTCOT . I took her into custody - she admitted that she had bought some clothes with the money.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-83

940. MATILDA WALTON was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , eighteen yards of lace, value 12 s.; two petticoats, value 4 s.; two shifts, value 4 s.; two habit shirts, value 2 s.; a sheet, value 1 s.; two pillow cases, value 1 s.; a pair of stockings, value 2 s.; two handkerchiefs, value 6 d., and an apron, value 6 d., the goods of John Tomkins , her master ; SAMUEL VIRTUE and CHARLOTTE VIRTUE were indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen .

ANN TOMKINS . I am the wife of John Tomkins, a licensed victualler . We live in Castle-street, Leicester-square . The prisoner Walton was in my service about six months. On the 26th of April I missed some lace - I searched among my own things but could not find it; we then sent for an officer - he searched the prisoner but found nothing on her - the other prisoners are her father and mother.

SAMUEL LACK . I am an officer. I was sent for on the 26th of April, and interrogated Walton about the robbery;

she said she knew nothing about the things; I went to the mother's house, and asked if her daughter had brought any bundle there; she said she had not: and said "Though I am poor I am honest." I then asked if she had any objection to my searching - she said she had not; and while I was searching a box she came and took this pocket-book out of it, and sat down by the fire. I went on searching and when I turned round, I saw her doing something at the fire-place. I went up to her, and found this bundle in her left hand, with a gown thrown over it which I had laid on the table: I asked what was in the bundle - she said she did not know, that a woman had left it there, and she did not know who she was: she then gave me this pocket-book, and I found in it twenty-eight pawnbrokers' tickets - four of them are for these articles; I took her into custody, and when the man came to see her I took him.

JOHN ANDREW SIMPSON . I am assistant to Mr. Morris, pawnbroker, Long-acre, and have a shift and a handkerchief, pawned for 1 s. 6 d.; a sheet, shift, and pair of stockings, for 1 s. 6 d; a petticoat and two pillow-cases, for 1 s., and a petticoat for 9 d. - the petticoat and two pillow-cases were pawned by the girl and the others by the father.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

WALTON'S Defence. My Mistress gave me a great many things.

SAMUEL VIRTUE'S Defence. I know nothing about it at all.

CHARLOTTE VIRTUE'S Defence. My daughter told me her mistress had given her these things - I said "Are you sure of that;" she said "Yes."

WALTON - GUILTY . Aged 17.

SAMUEL VIRTUE - GUILTY . Aged 60.

Confined Three Months .

CHARLOTTE VIRTUE - GUILTY . Aged 50.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18250519-84

941. JOHN MORGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of April , a handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of Robert Scott , from his person .

MR. ROBERT SCOTT. I am a cloth merchant . I was coming down Oxford-street between seven and eight o'clock in the evening of the 17th of April, and heard a noise in the street; I turned round and saw the prisoner and the officer, my handkerchief was on the ground; the officer took it up.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN WOODWARD . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from Mr. Scott's pocket - he was going to run towards St. Giles's, but I ran after him and he threw it down - I fell down with him.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw the handkerchief in the road - there were several other persons about, but I do not know who took it.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-85

942. WILLIAM CARR and JOSEPH HUGHES were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , a necklace, value 9 s., the goods of Susannah Barker , widow , from the person of Susannah Barker , spinster .

SAMUEL ANDREWS . On the 17th of April I was standing at my master's door, in Manor-row, Tower-hill , opposite to the Mint - I saw the prisoners about half-past two o'clock, and watched them some time; they were in company together. I saw a little girl with some beads round her neck - Carr took them off, and they both ran away. I went afterwards with an officer, and pointed them out to him - when he took hold of Carr he threw the necklace down.

JOHN BALLINGALL WHITE . I am an officer. Andrews told me what he had seen, and soon after the two prisoners came towards us - he pointed them out: I took hold of Carr, who threw the beads from him. Hughes ran away, and was stopped by Mr. Wilson.

MARY ANN CHIDLEY . I know Mrs. Susannah Barker - she is near her confinement; she lives in my house: her little girl, Susan, is about two years of age; this necklace is her property: I know the child was out that day, with it on.

THOMAS WILSON . I heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw Carr running - he threw the beads down.

CARR'S Defence. I was going along Tower-hill, and picked them up.

CARR - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

HUGHES - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-86

943. THOMAS GALPINE was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , three sovereigns, two half-crowns, and three shillings, the monies of Donald M'Pherson , from his person .

DONALD M'PHERSON. I have been a soldier in the 31st regiment of foot . On the 13th of April I was at the Coach and Horses, public-house, in Chelsea - I got a pot of beer there, and took 1 s. from my purse to pay for it; I had 3 l. 7 s. 6 d. in my purse. The prisoner was near me - he put his hand into my pocket, and took my purse, and left the house directly. I told the constable of it. I know it was safe while I was in the public-house.

Prisoner. Q. If you felt my hand in your pocket why did you not take me? A. You went away directly.

SAMUEL CAMPBELL . I was at the public-house, and saw M'Pherson there, who had a pot of beer - he gave me 1 s. to pay for it. I saw some gold and silver in his purse - I left the room, and when I came back he said he had lost his money. The prisoner was sitting on the opposite side of the table.

ROBERT CHAMPION . I am an officer. I was sent for and took the prisoner into the public-house - the prosecutor described him as the man who had robbed him: I searched him, and found on him a sixpence and 5 d. in copper.

Prisoner's Defence. I met a man, who asked me to take a pint of porter at the Coach and Horses - I sat on one side of the table, and he on the other. When I went away I was accused of being the person who robbed him.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-87

944. JOHN LEE was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , a handkerchief, value 2 s; a brooch, value 10 s.; three half-crowns, eleven shillings, and ten sixpences, the property of John Hatch , from his person .

JOHN HATCH. I am an attorney's clerk . On the 10th of April I slept at the New Inn, Mary-le-bone-lane - the prisoner and another person slept in the room. I awoke about half-past six o'clock; the prisoner was there then,

and spoke to me; my brooch and money were in my trowsers pocket, which were under my pillow. I went to sleep again, and awoke about half-past eight; he was then gone: I missed my handkerchief and other things. I found the handkerchief in about half an hour.

JEREMIAH WRIGHT . I am a farmer's man. I saw the prisoner come to the Ship, public-house, Charles-street, Westminster; I knew him before: he pulled a handkerchief out of his pocket, and offered it for sale, for 2 s.; a carpenter, who was there, bought it of him for 1 s. 6 s. - Hatch came with two more, and took him into custody.

WILLIAM WOODBURY . I am an officer. I took the prisoner in charge - I went to the public-house, and the landlady gave me this handkerchief.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-88

945. EMMA NEWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of April , a tobacco box, value 6 d., two half-crowns, and five shillings, the property of James Jackson , from his person .

JAMES JACKSON. I was in a public-house in St. Giles's , about eight o'clock in the evening of the 17th of April; the prisoner came in in about two hours after - she was quite a stranger: four of my fellow workmen were with me - we are navigators . I had my tobacco box, with two half-crowns and five shillings in it, with a duplicate. I went to sleep, and when I awoke I missed the money; the prisoner was present, and I accused her of taking it - she denied it, and blackguarded me for scandalizing her; I went out about eleven o'clock, and saw Reynolds, the watchman, who produced the box I had lost; she was searched at the office, and the duplicate was found upon her.

FRANCIS REYNOLDS . I am a watchman of St. Giles's. The prisoner came to me about eleven o'clock, and said, "Here is a tobacco box" - she laid it on my arm, and went away; I opened it, and saw the ticket - I called out. "Halloo! here is a ticket in it;" she said, "So there is." The prosecutor came up soon afterwards, and said he had lost his box; I stated what I had seen, and said I believed I could find the woman, but my brother watchman took her.

WILLIAM SABINE . I am a constable. I searched the prisoner, and found on her two half-crowns and some half-pence.

(Box produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had been to Shepherd-street, and a gentleman gave me this money all but a penny, which the prosecutor gave me in the house; he asked me to go and sit down by them, which I refused; he said to one of his companions, "You take my money, and take care of it;" he asked me to get him a quarter of an ounce of tobacco, and gave me his box to get it in - I did not open it, and did not know what was in it; there were some young men and women quarrelling at the door, and I gave the box to the watchman.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-89

946. THOMAS NAPPER was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , a watch, value 3 l.; a seal, value 2 s. 6 d., and a key, value 2 s., the goods of William Jones , from his person .

WILLIAM JONES. I am a silk weaver . On the 7th of May, about half-past nine o'clock in the evening, I was in Wilson-street, Finsbury-square - my wife was with me: a young man came by, and took my watch from my fob - he ran away in a moment; I cannot tell who it was. I gave an alarm of Stop thief! and Mr. Fisher stopped the prisoner. I saw the case of my watch, but the inside of it was gone.

SAMUEL JOHN FISHER . I was going up Smith-street, and heard the cry of Stop thief! I made a start immediately, and saw a gentleman before me stop the prisoner; he was running, and fell down, when he was stopped - he said, "Don't stop me, I have only broken a window;" he was taken to the watch-house. I found this watch-case on the spot where he had fallen.

THOMAS GOODING . I am a constable. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and when I came up I saw the prisoner, and took him to the watch-house. Fisher showed me this watch-case afterwards.

(Case produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250519-90

947. PETER TARNEY was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , a pelisse, value 12 s., the goods of William Briscoe , from the person of Frances, his wife .

FRANCES BRISCOE . I am the wife of William Briscoe, a warehouseman - we live in Thames-street. On the 15th of April, between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, I was going down King-street, Old-street-road , with my pelisse in a bundle under my arm; the prisoner came up, and took hold of it with his right hand, but did not get it the first time; he pulled a second time, got it from me, and ran towards Hoxton-square; I cried as loud as I could, and pursued him; there was a good light - I saw his face when he took the bundle, and am certain he is the person - he was taken in five minutes.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Was any body with him? A. I did not see any person but him. I was in a little confusion, but I am quite certain of his person. I was in the square when he was taken, with the property in his hand.

JAMES SMITH . I heard the cry of Stop thief! as I was passing through Hoxton-square; I saw a number of persons going round one side of the square; I went round on the opposite side, and met the prisoner with a bundle before him, running; I collared him: he said, "Let me go, or I'll knife you;" he made very great resistance. I held him till another person came up, who picked up the bundle, which he had dropped.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you see it in his hand? A. Yes; when I collared him he had it in his hand.

JOHN GRAY . I was two or three yards from the spot - the prisoner passed me with the bundle, and ran into Hoxton square; he turned to the West side of the square - I knew there was no way out there, so I turned to the East side, and met him; I saw him in the possession of Smith. I picked the bundle up, and gave it to the officer.

BENJAMIN ABEL . I am an officer. The pelisse was given to me by Gray.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I heard the cry of Stop thief! I ran, and a man near me took me; I said it was not me, and begged him to let me go; he said he would not, it should be a lifer for me; I do not know what he meant.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250519-91

947. JAMES THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , a handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of Robert Robertson , from his person .

ROBERT ROBERTSON. I am a woollen-draper . On the 1st of May, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was at the corner of Great James-street, Bedford-row - I had a handkerchief in my pocket. I felt some person pull at my pocket, and saw the prisoner cross the way, putting my handkerchief into his trowsers; I pursued, and took him before he got out of sight. I searched him, and found it in his trowsers.

JOHN GREEN . I am a constable. The prisoner was given into my charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Two Months and Whipped .

Reference Number: t18250519-92

948. CORNELIUS CONNOR was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , a cloak, value 10 s., and an umbrella, value 2 s. , the goods of Richard Alexander Price .

RICHARD GOSDEN . I am an errand-boy. On the 29th of April, about six o'clock in the evening, I was coming through Brick-court, Temple , and saw the prisoner with another person; I looked at them: they said, "What do you want?" I presently saw another person come out of No. 3, Brick-court: he went in again, and I heard one of them say, "It is all right, the door is open;" I then saw them come out from the hall staircase, and one in a hairy cap gave the cloak and umbrella to the prisoner. I told the officer, and the prisoner was taken in Devereux-court, with them - the others got away.

THOMAS BURNS . I am a porter of the Temple. In consequence of what Gosden told me I pursued the prisoner and his companions - I took him with the property.

RICHARD ALEXANDER PRICE, ESQ. I am a special pleader . I left this property safe in my chamber, in Brick-court, on the night before. On the morning of the robbery I was awoke about seven o'clock, and told of it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I met two boys, who asked me where I was going - I said to the Strand; they said,

"Wait for us;" one of them went into a house, and brought out the cloak and umbrella; he told me to carry them for him a little way.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-93

949. MARY ANN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , sixty-three combs, value 15 s., the goods of William Taylor , from the person of Elizabeth Spray .

WILLIAM TAYLOR. I live in Osborne-street, and am a comb-maker . I sent Elizabeth Spray, my apprentice , on the 16th of April with some combs to sell; she came back, and said she had lost them.

ELIZABETH SPRAY. Mr. Taylor sent me with five dozen and three combs to sell, in a basket. I was standing at the corner of Osborne-street ; the prisoner came and asked me if I would do her the favour to go to Mr. Chipperfield's, and fetch her a penny loaf, and she would insist upon my giving her my basket to hold till I came back - I came back in about ten minutes, and she was gone. I saw her again on Monday, and asked her what she had done with the combs; she said, "Never mind, I have them safe at home." I had known her before - she had sold combs for my mistress.

Prisoner's Defence. I met her; she said, "Mary, I have lost my combs on Saturday - do you think I had better blame it on the person who took them, or no - my mistress has given me a shawl to go out and prostitute myself."

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-94

950. ELIZABETH NICHOLLS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , a jacket, value 30 s.; a pair of trowsers, value 25 s., and a pair of shoes, value 3 s., the goods of James Archibald , from his person .

JAMES ARCHIBALD. I am a seaman in the merchant service . I was on shore on the 14th of May, and lodged at the Ship, public-house, in Shakespeare-walk - I had seen the prisoner a few days before; after supper I came into the tap-room: she asked me to go home with her - I refused, and said I had no money; she took hold of my jacket, and said, "Never mind, come with me;" I went and staid with her all night: I awoke in the morning about half-past six o'clock - I missed my jacket, trowsers, and shoes. I was quite sober. I have seen the shoes since.

JOHN LEATHERDALE . I am an officer. The prosecutor gave the prisoner into my charge; she said she had sold the jacket and trowsers for 1 l., and the shoes for 1 s. 6 d., and was sorry for what she had done.

ROBERT LINWOOD . I live with Mr. Cording, a pawnbroker, in Ratcliff-highway. I have a pair of shoes, pawned by the prisoner last Saturday morning, for 1 s. 6 d.

Prisoner's Defence. He had no money, and took his jacket and trowsers off, and said he would pawn them, but it was too late that night, I might take them in the morning. I had sent my own shoes to mend, and had no others to put on but his; I thought I could give them to him again.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-95

951. JANE LESLIE was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , a bed, value 20 s.; a bolster, value 4 s.; a pillow, value 2 s.; two sheets, value 5 s.; a blanket, 3 s., and three flat irons, value 2 s., the goods of John Harris , in a lodging-room .

SARAH HARRIS . I am the wife of John Harris - we live in Dacre-street, Westminster . I let a two pair back room to the prisoner nearly twelve months ago, at 4 s. 3 d. a week. On the 4th of May, I went into her room, and

missed the bed, a bolster, a pillow, two sheets, a blanket, and three flat irons, which had been let to her with the lodging.

BENJAMIN TIMBRELL . I was sent for by the witness, and took charge of the prisoner - I searched her, and found some duplicates; I then said, "Where is the ticket of the bed?" she said she had not got it, but if I would go with her she would get it. As we went along she met a person, whom she asked to go and get the ticket from Mrs. Gregory, which she did, and gave it to me.

JAMES HOGG . I lodge in this house. About three months ago, as I was going out, I saw the prisoner with a bed, which she asked me to take to Mrs. Gregory's, and pawn.

MARTHA GREGORY . Hogg brought me a bed, and the prisoner told me to pawn it for her, at Mr. Harris's, Tothill-street, which I did, for 15 s.

SAMUEL SMITH . I live with Mr. Harris. I have a bed, which was pawned on the 9th of March, for 15 s.

WILLIAM HENRY LLOYD . I am a pawnbroker. I have five articles, which were pawned by the prisoner.

LEONARD MEEDS . I am a pawnbroker. I produce a blanket and flat iron, pawned by the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Three Month .

Reference Number: t18250519-96

952. MARY CONNERLY was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , a coal-scuttle, value 14 s.; two sheets, value 8 s.; a kettle, value 6 s.; a counterpane, value 4 s.; a bolster, value 2 s.; a pillow, value 2 s., and a looking glass, value 14 s., the goods of Peter White , in a lodging-room .

PETER WHITE. I live in Nightingale-lane . I let a front parlour to the prisoner on the 1st of September, at 4 s. a week. On Saturday evening, the 14th of May, I was going to shut the door, and saw the shade of something passing the door - I went out, and saw the window of her room open; I went into her room, and found her boy laying on the floor, in a blanket: I let down the bedstead to make him go to bed, and then missed the articles stated in the indictment. When the prisoner came home I said, "Where are the articles?" she fell upon her knees, and said, "For God Almighty's sake don't take me to the watch-house" - she was taken, and the duplicates were found upon her.

THOMAS OSBORN . I am an officer. I searched the prisoner, and found eight duplicates on her, by which I found the articles; she said she took them from necessity.

ROBERT LINWOOD . I am a pawnbroker. I have two sheets and a looking glass, pawned, I believe, by the prisoner.

ROBERT STEWPART . I am a pawnbroker. I have a kettle and a counterpane, pawned by a woman, whom I do not know.

GEORGE FREAKS . I am a pawnbroker. I have a coalscuttle which was pawned at our house.

The prisoner pleaded the greatest distress, and received an excellent character.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18250519-97

953. FRANCIS BARNES was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , ten handkerchiefs, value 20 s. , the goods of John Brown .

JAMES FOGG . I am an officer. On the 12th of May I saw the prisoner in company with two others, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, at Mr. Brown's window, in Ratcliff-highway - I watched them some time, and saw the prisoner bring something across the street, and go to a boy who stood at the corner of a street. I still watched, and saw the prisoner beckon to the boy, and put the articles in his hat - as the prisoner was going away I stopped him, and found the black silk handkerchiefs in his hat.

RICHARD DANES . I am shopman to Mr. John Brown. There were some handkerchiefs in our window on the 12th of May; when the officer brought them in with the boy I went to the window, and saw that it had been cut, and some handkerchiefs gone.

Prisoner's Defence. Two boys were in the street - I could not get by them, and the man came up and took hold of me - the others got away.

GUILTY . Aged 12.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18250519-98

954. GEORGE WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , a jacket, value 10 s. , the goods of John Stainer .

JOHN STAINER. I am an excavator . I was at work on the 20th of April near Hyde Park-corner - I put down my jacket, and did not miss it till a person told me he saw a man run away with it; I went out, and saw the prisoner taken with it; he was a stranger, and had no right to it.

WILLIAM WOOD . I was at work at the common sewer, and heard an alarm that the jacket was gone; I pursued the prisoner - he dropped the jacket from under his coat, and I took him.

EDWARD GRANT . I am an officer, and took him into custody.

GUILTY . Aged 41.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-99

955. JEREMIAH FREDERICK WARRINGTON was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , a handkerchief, value 5 s., and a pair of scissors, value 2 s. , the goods of George Price .

GEORGE PRICE. I am a tailor , and live in Hertford-street, Fitzroy-square . The prisoner worked for me about a fortnight - he called on the 18th of April, and staid about an hour; about half an hour after he was gone I missed the scissors, and when I left work at night I missed a black silk handkerchief. Next morning I took the officer, and found him in bed; the officer found the scissors in his pocket - he was taken to the watch-house, and there stated that the handkerchief was in pawn at Mr. Baylis's, in Hampstead-road; that he had pawned it, but did not take it. I had left him in my room while I went to tea.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. Have you a shop-boy of the name of Henry? A. Yes; he is not here.

Q. Did not Henry owe the prisoner 1 s., and they changed scissors for the 1 s.? A. No.; they did not. - Charles Grace was with him; he did not tell me that Grace had directed him to pawn the handkerchief for 3 s. which he owed Henry; but he said that if we would acquit him in the afternoon the handkerchief should be returned.

No duplicate was found upon him - he took something out of his waistcoat pocket, and put into his mouth - we supposed it was a duplicate.

CHARLES BAYLIS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Adam-street, Hampstead-road. I have a silk handkerchief, which was pawned on the 18th of April, in the evening, by the prisoner.

JOHN REED . I am an officer. I took the prisoner, and found a pair of scissors in his pocket; he put something into his mouth and eat it. but I do not know what it was.

Cross-examined. Q. Did he give any account of the scissors? A. Yes; he said directly I took them out of his pocket that they belonged to Mr. Price. I never saw Henry or Grace.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-100

956. LUCY TIBBETTS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , thirty-three yards of printed cotton, value 14 s. , the goods of Thomas Davis .

THOMAS BUCKLE . I live with Thomas Davis, a linen-draper , in Holborn . On the 10th of May, in consequence of information, I pursued the prisoner down the street, and took her about three hundred yards from the shop with this printed cotton under her shawl; she said nothing, but refused to return with me. I had seen the cotton a quarter of an hour before laying inside the door.

JOHN PRICE . I am a beadle - I took her.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-101

957. JOHN SAUNDERS was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of March , 200 lbs. of lead, value 2 l. , the goods of Farmer Edwards .

FARMER EDWARDS. I was building some houses in Oxford-street, Stepney . I had laid some lead for three gutters: Thompson called me on the 17th of March, and gave me information.

PETER THOMPSON . I am a watchman. I saw a person on Edwards's premises, about a quarter before ten o'clock, on the 17th of March, and one on the ladder - I took the one on the ladder to the watch-house, and then returned and took the other; I found some lead at the foot of the ladder, which I shewed to Mr. Edwards, and saw it compared with the top of the house - it fitted exactly.

ROBERT CHRISTIAN . In consequence of what passed at the last sessions I found the prisoner on the Saturday after his companion was tried.

ISAAC DENNING . I am a plasterer. I went with the prisoner after the lead, about half-past six o'clock, on the morning of the 17th of March: I went with him and another of the name of Wilson - Saunders stood at the foot of the ladder, and we threw the lead down: when I went to Lamberth-street I told who was concerned, and the Magistrate thought proper to commit me for trial.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-102

958. ANN STEVENS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of January , a seal, value 15 s. , the goods of Joseph Peach .

HARRIET PEACH . I am the wife of Joseph Peach. He is a brush-maker . The prisoner lived in the next room to me; on the 20th of January she came to see me, and staid from five o'clock till about eight; there was a gold seal on the mantel-piece: I saw it safe half an hour before she left.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. Was it not agreed that she was to give you 4 s.? A. Yes; but I went for an officer, and he requested me to take her into custody. If she had paid me the 4 s. at first she would not have been here - but I was afterwards advised by the officer not to do it.

GEORGE PAYNE . I am a pawnbroker. I live at Mr. Wills's, in Broad-street, Bloomsbury. I have a seal which was pawned by the prisoner.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-103

959. JOHN CHARLES STEWART was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , thirteen cups, value 3 s.; thirteen saucers, value 3 s.; a tea-pot, value 2 s.; a milk-pot, value 6 d.; a plate, value 6 d., and two basins, value 1 s. , the goods of Robert Weston .

ROBERT WESTON. I am a licensed hawker , in the service of Thomas Wedgwood. On the 13th of May I had a basket with these articles in it - I was in a public-house in Blenheim-street - the prisoner and several other persons were there at dinner: I said, "Gentlemen, is there any china wanting;" the prisoner said he wanted to purchase a set - I went over to the table where he was sitting alone, and offered him a set for 11 s.; he said he thought it was too dear - I would not take less; he said "I have not money enough about me but I live opposite, and if you will allow me to take them I will be back in five minutes. He went but did not return: I should not have let him have them if he had not said he should return in five minutes. I saw him next day at Mr. Cottrell's, and found that he lived with a person of the name of Evans in Blenheim-mews.

Prisoner's Defence. I spoke at random, and said I would give him 11 s. for them - he said I should have them, and tied them up in my handkerchief and gave them to me; I went out to borrow the money but my friend was not at home, and I pawned them for 4 s.: when I got home I heard he had been there.

CORNELIUS HARLEY . I am an officer. I was sent for to take the prisoner - I asked his motive for taking the things - he said he was tipsy - he told me he got 4 s. on them - I asked him why he did not take that to the man - he said he got more tipsy.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-104

960. ELEANOR CONNER was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , two pewter pots, value 2 s. , the goods of Christopher Smith .

JOHN MATTHEWS . I live with Mr. Christopher Smith; he keeps the Rose and Crown public-house, Church-street, St. Giles's . The prisoner came in on the 4th of May, and had a bag with her: I saw her go out and take the pots; I went for an officer - she had come in and gone out several times.

PHILLIP RILEY . I was sent for, and took the prisoner with the pots.

Prisoner's Defence. I called for a pint of beer, and a woman said she would take it from me - we spilled it between us - she went out and I followed her; I returned

and fell asleep on the table: I laid there till the boy awoke me.

GUILTY . Aged 41.

Confined One Week .

Reference Number: t18250519-105

961. ANN DEALER and SARAH BERKLEY were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , a gown, value 7 s.; a shirt, value 1 s.; a pair of stockings, value 1 s., and a frock, value 6 d. , the goods of Thomas Welsh .

MARY WELSH . I am the wife of Thomas Welsh. We live in Queen-street, Seven-dials - he is a painter and glazier . On the 16th of May I employed Dealer to take care of my child while I went out to work, about eight o'clock in the morning - I returned at one and my property was right then; I went out at two o'clock and returned about nine; I then missed these articles - the prisoner was gone - she was a monthly servant and had lived two years in another family, from which I had a good character with her.

SARAH JONES . The prisoner Berkley came to my house about half-past nine o'clock that evening and asked me to buy a shirt - which I bought for 1 s. 3 d.

JOHN DAVID SIMMONDS. My father is a pawnbroker, and lives in Monmouth-street. I have a gown which was pawned on Monday evening, the 16th of May, by Dealer.

PHILLIP RILEY . I am an officer. I took the prisoners into custody. Dealer said she had taken the gown and pawned it at Simmonds's: she supposed the other girl must have taken the shirt.

DEALER - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Recommended to Mercy. Confined One Month .

BERKLEY - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-106

962. ANN GREEN was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , a handkerchief, value 3 s.; and a half handkerchief, value 1 s. , the goods of Matthew Snow .

MARY DAVIS . I lodge at Matthew Snow's, in Lewisham-street, Westminster . These things are my husband's property.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-107

963. JANE HOUNSLOW was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of January , nine pairs of shoes, value 26 s., and a pair of woman's boots, value 4 s. , the goods of John Reeve and Henry Reeve .

WILLIAM READ . I apprehended the prisoner on the 16th of April, in Kirby-street, and found four duplicates on her.

WILLIAM CREE . I am a pawnbroker and live in Gray's-Inn-lane. I have a pair of boots which were pawned on the 27th of January, by a woman, but I do not know who.

THOMAS ARMSTRONG . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Baldwin's-gardens. I produce five pair of shoes - two pair of them I took in of the prisoner on the 20th of January.

JOHN CROSS . I am a pawnbroker. I have two pair of shoes pawned on the 25th of January.

JOHN FLOWER . I am a pawnbroker. I have a pair of shoes pawned on the 5th of April - I do not know by who.

HENRY REEVE. I am a boot and shoemaker . The prisoner was a pauper - my father was overseer last year, and hired her from the work-house, to do work at our house - she was there in the month of January.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILIPS. Q. How long was she with you there? A. I think six weeks or two months.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. Many persons worked in the house from six in the morning till ten at night - I had nothing to carry out or carry in.

GUILTY . Aged 39.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-108

Middlesex Cases, Third Jury, Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

964. CHARLES HIGGINS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of March , a coat, value 10 s. , the goods of William Willford .

WILLIAM WILLFORD. I am carter to Mr. Hutchings, a market gardener, who lives at Earl's court. I was coming to town on the 9th of March, and when opposite Brompton New square , I saw the prisoner and Bowman with him; I went up to the third horse, and saw John Bowman take my coat off the shafts - I turned round and they both joined together and ran away - I pursued them and Bowman threw the coat to the prisoner; he took it and ran into a new range of buildings: I pursued Bowman and he was tried last session.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You could not have been looking at them both together? A. Yes, I had a good view of them both: the prisoner did nothing at my waggon.

GEORGE HEARD . I am an officer. I took up the prisoner on the 10th of April. I told him I wanted him for being in company with Bowman and stealing a coat; he said he knew nothing about it, and had not seen Bowman for six weeks.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing about it.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-109

965. ABIGAIL WOOD and MARY ANN WAY were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , three gallons of wine, value 20 s., and twelve bottles, value 2 s. , the goods of Henry William Keele .

HENRY WILLIAM KEELE. I live in Sloane-street, and am a surgeon ; my surgery is in China-walk ; I let part of the house there to Mr. Cook: I have some wine in the cellar; I went there on Sunday, the 8th of April, and found eight bottle in the kitchen; I went to No. 13; Way opened the door - I asked if Wood was there - she said she did not know any such person; Wood had lived with me as a servant about one week before; Way then went down the stairs - Mr. Hood, the Magistrate, the constable, and myself, followed her, and Wood made her appearance at the door of the room, and was given in charge; she said she was innocent, she had not wronged me; there was nothing said about my wine, but afterwards the Magistrate said Wood was charged with stealing wine: we then went went up stairs, and said we knew the wine was in the house; Way then went to a closet and produced twelve bottle of wine, which she put on a table; she said Wood had brought them there; but she did not know how she came by them - this was not in Wood's hearing: in another cupboard we found some empty bottles. We then went down stairs again, and found a man ill in bed; Way's husband was there: we found a key of my wine cellar in the bottom of a trunk. I had wine of various kinds -

there was Port, orange, and currant: I afterwards missed some wine from my cellar. I had had eight or nine dozen of Port, and the orange and currant wine was on a shelf; I could see that the number of bottles had been diminished: I generally kept the key about me or in my desk.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. Can you tell exactly what number of bottles of orange and currant wine you had? A. Not exactly; I understand Mr. Way is a cow-keeper and milkman.

SARAH PENNINGTON . I live with Mr. Cook, in China-walk. On Saturday evening, the 10th of April, I remember Abigail Wood came there with Mr. Way - Wood said she wanted to speak to Mr. Keele's assistant, Mr. Williams; they went into the dispensary and were there about five minutes; I went down into the kitchen and Wood came down in about five minutes, and asked me to light her - she said she was come for some wine for Mr. Keele; she unlocked the cellar door and filled a basket with bottles of wine - she said some were port and some orange, and some currant; she then asked me to let her go through the area, which she did, and set the basket against the front gate; she came down into the kitchen again and went up into the dispensary, and said she should come again on Monday night: when they went away one of the prisoners took hold of one side of the basket and the other the other - Wood had put eight bottles of wine on the table, which she said were to be divided between Mr. Williams and me. I had never seen her but once, about three weeks before, when I took a note to Mr. Keele.

Cross-examined. Q. Was the assistant at home? A. Yes.

ROBERT GEORGE WILLIAMS . I was in the dispensary on the day in question. I remember the two prisoners coming into the dispensary - Wood said she wanted to see Mr. Cook's servant - she went down stairs, and said nothing about wine to me. I knew she had left Mr. Keele's service - Way staid in the dispensary.

JOHN TANNER . I went with Mr. Keele and Mr. Hood, on Sunday, to Way's house, and there we found twelve bottles of wine, which Way gave us.

RICHARD MAYBANK . I am watch-house-keeper. Wood was brought to me on Sunday night - she said that Mr. Hood would come and give charge of her, but he did not; I asked her what she was brought for? she said "For taking Mr. Keele's wine." I afterwards went to Way's house and brought away two empty bottles which I found under the bed.

MR. KEELE. I missed the key of the wine cellar after I had found the wine.

SARAH PENNINGTON re-examined. Q. Did you see the two prisoners carry away the basket with the wine? A. Yes; Wood covered it with a cloth before she took it out of the cellar.

Ten witnesses gave Wood an excellent character.

WOOD - GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

WAY - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-110

966. THOMAS OSBORNE was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , three live tame fowls, price 5 s. , the property of William Burbidge .

WILLIAM BURBIDGE. I keep fowls in my yard at Vincent's-square, Westminster . Last Sunday evening I saw them all safe, and missed three next morning. I saw them afterwards at Queen-square office, and am positive from their plumage that they were mine - they were then dead.

GEORGE POPLE . Last Sunday evening I saw the prisoner in Old Frier-street, Westminster; he had three fowls behind him in his hands - they were just killed and warm - I took off his shoe and compared it with the marks in the prosecutor's garden - it corresponded exactly.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw these fowls lying in the street - I took them up and was going to take them home.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-111

967. CHARLES READ was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , a watch, value 30 s.; a piece of ribbon, value 1 d., and a seal, value 5 s. , the goods of Samuel Fayers .

JEMIMA FAYERS . I am the wife of Samuel Fayers, and live in Bethnal-green . About three o'clock last Tuesday week, I went out of my front room into the passage; I heard a footstep and saw the prisoner there; I said "What for you, my lad?" and he said "Do you recommend these eggs for setting?" I said not, "but I have some." I went to see what eggs I had, and as I opened the door, he ran out: I looked and missed my watch from over the fire-place, which I had seen safe about a minute before; I ran out and hallooed Stop thief! he ran into Peter-street, and then into Boreham-street; I could not go further; a person came to me in a few minutes and said "Don't alarm yourself, that is your watch."

ELIZABETH ROLPH . I saw the prisoner come into Boreham-street, and throw the watch over a wall into Mr. Caswell's garden. I saw him distinctly and spoke to him; Fayers came round to the place.

JOHN CASWELL . I saw something thrown over into my garden, and found it was a watch - I gave it to Fayers.

JOHN SPIRES . I heard the cry of "Stop thief? I went into Tyson-street, and saw the prisoner come out of a house, and stopped him; he said "Do you want me, Sir?" I said "Yes, where is the watch?" he said if I would not hurt him he would shew me; we went to the place and got it.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character, and one stated that he would employ him.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

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

Reference Number: t18250519-112

968. WILLIAM INGALL , was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , a saddle, value 35 s. , the goods of John Wright .

MR. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

JOHN WRIGHT. I am an ironmonger , and live in Charlton-street, Somes'-town . The prisoner was in my employ - about the 13th or 14th of April, I found my stable door open, and the gate forced, and about three or four days afterwards I missed a saddle, which I had seen safe about the 11th.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Did you miss your saddle as soon as you found your stable door open? A. Some little time afterwards; and I heard, about three weeks afterwards, that one was offered in the neighbourhood for sale - the prisoner lived in Crawford-street, Manchester-square - I had no quarrel with him.

WILLIAM HOOPER . I am a watchman. I took the prisoner

into custody about a quarter-past twelve o'clock at night, on the 11th of April, in the New-road, with the saddle under his arm; I asked him if it was his - he said he had fetched it from the Peacock public-house, at Islington - he was remanded three or four times - he was kept about a fortnight.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you advertised for the owner of the saddle? A. Yes.

JOHN BRIGGS . I live in George-street, Clarendon-square. I attended the examination of the prisoner - when he was discharged and the saddle given up, and I took it because I had paid for the advertisement, to reimburse myself: I took it home and put it in my back kitchen, where it remained till Limbrick, and Mr. Wright, took it away.

Cross-examined. Q. How long did you keep it? A. I think from Friday till Monday. I have known the prisoner for twelve years - he is a doctor.

JOHN LIMBRICK . I am an officer. I went to Briggs's house with a warrant, on the 25th of April, and found this saddle in his back kitchen.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never knew any thing of it.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-113

969. WILLIAM REEVE was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , a watch, value 20 s. , the goods of John Holloway .

ANN HOLLOWAY . I am the wife of John Holloway. We live in Millbank-street, Westminster , and rent the house, No. 46, in which the prisoner lived on the second floor. On the 18th of April, between eleven and twelve o'clock, he came into my house - he was tipsy - he sat down in a back parlour - this watch was in an ale glass on the mantel shelf; I went into my shop - when I returned he was gone, and I missed the watch.

ELIZABETH EVANS . I live in Orchard-street, Westminster. I was at the Stafford Arms with my husband on the 18th of April, between one and two o'clock, and as I was there the prisoner asked me to take his watch and pawn it for him; but when I got to the end of Chapple-street my husband overtook me, and said, "Bring back the watch," which I did, and gave it to the constable.

CHARLOTTE DUNK . I was in Mr. Holloway's back parlour, and saw the prisoner there - I had had the watch in my hand at half-past eleven o'clock; I went out of the parlour and left him and the watch there.

RICHARD COLEMAN . I am a constable. Evans gave the watch to me on the 18th of April.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-114

970. JAMES RICHARDS , RICHARD BROWN , and JAMES NEWELL , were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , eighteen bushels of coke, value 8 s. , the goods the Gas Light and Coke Company .

2d COUNT, stating it to belong to Benjamin Gray .

BENJAMIN GRAY. On the 20th of April I directed Newell to take four chaldrons of coke to No. 13, Upper Harley-street; I gave the papers to Brown. When they returned Newell said, "Master, a very bad case has happened;" he desired Brown to tell me what it was, but he did not, and after some time Newell undertook to tell me, saying that six sacks of coke had been taken from the four chaldron. I took him to the office, and he stated the same to Mr. Staples, the chief clerk of the coke office.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did he tell you this as soon as he returned? A. Yes. I have a good opinion of him, and should be happy to take him into my service again.

STEPHEN WILLIAM STAPLES . I am clerk to the Company. I received this order from Harley-street, and gave directions for it to go. Benjamin Gray is the carman to the Company; he brought the two prisoners into the office, and Newell stated that some trick had been played between Brown and Richards, and six sacks of coke had been conveyed away - there was some difference between them afterwards, and they went out; they did not accuse each other of taking it.

JOHN SMITH . I received an order from Mr. Staples, to deliver forty-eight sacks of coke to Newell and Brown - they each had a cart, and I gave them twenty-four sacks in each.

JOHN WILSON . I am gate keeper to the Company. I remember there were forty-eight sacks of coke taken from the premises.

CHARLES LANSLEY . I am butler to the Marquis Bellaney. On the 20th of April two carts came with coke to my master's house - one of the carmen delivered a note of forty-eight sacks, but only forty-two were delivered; I counted the sacks in the carts, and found only forty-two; Newell was in the cellar, Richards was in the street, and Brown was in the cart; I wanted him to count the sacks, but he would not; he counted from 15 to 19, and from 22 to 24. I desired him to count them again, but he would not; I then counted them myself, and found only forty-two.

ALEXANDER M'GARRICK . I am in the service of the Marquis Belaney. I counted the empty sacks, and found but forty-two. Newell was in the cellar, trimming the coke, and the others were at top; I told the butler there were but forty-two sacks; Richards then took the cart into the mews, and then six empty sacks came back; I had seen Richards carry away six full sacks while they were delivering the coke at our house, and then they took the cart down the mews, and brought up six sacks.

JOHN WEALE . I am an officer. I apprehended Richards; he said he hoped Mr. Gray and the Company would forgive him. He said he got 8 s. 6 d. for it, from a person in Devonshire-mews, and had spent it.

RICHARD BARTRAM . I met Richards coming out of the mews as I went in, on the 20th of April, and he asked me if I was the owner of that coal shed; I said Yes: he offered me six sacks of coke which I bought of him.

RICHARDS'S Defence. I was out of work, and was going along King-street - I met Brown, who asked me if I would go with him; I said Yes: we stopped, and had some breakfast, and in about half an hour Newell came with his cart; we went on: before we got to the place where the coke was to be left they stopped several times, as if they were going to sell it, but what they did I do not know. When we got to the house one of the prisoners

said, "We have got half a chaldron too much," and told me to go and get a customer for it.

RICHARDS - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months .

BROWN - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined One Year .

NEWELL - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-115

971. MARGARET HICKEY and MARY ORRIGAN were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , four gowns, value 10 s.; two shifts, value 4 s.; five aprons, value 2 s.; three petticoats, value 3 s.; fourteen caps, value 3 s.; eight handkerchiefs, value 6 s.; four pairs of stockings, value 2 s.; a shawl, value 1 s.; two pairs of shoes, value 3 s.; a pair of pattens, value 6 d.; five frills, value 6 d., and a basket, value 4 d. , the goods of Bridget Regan ; and JULIA GLANFIELD was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen .

BRIDGET RIEGAN. I am single , and live in Glover's Hall-court, Beech-street, Barbican. I came in the packet boat from Ireland, on the 12th of April, and brought a bundle and a bag with me, containing the articles stated in the indictment; the prisoners Hickey and Orrigan came with me; we came together to Hyde Park-corner , in a waggon; we went to a public-house, and I left my parcels in the care of Orrigan while I and Mary Hickey went out to buy a bonnet; we went to Mr. Fenny's house, and Hickey told me to stop there; and she would fetch Orrigan to me, and show me where my brother lived; I stopped there from half-past seven o'clock in the morning till half-past two - she never came back.

JAMES HANDLEY . I am an officer. On Thursday, the 14th of April, the prosecutrix applied at the office, and I went to Chequer-alley, Whitecross-street, and found the three prisoners there; I charged them with this - they denied all knowledge of it; I believe Glanfield keeps the house, and the others lodge there. I saw a trunk there, and after I had threatened to break it open Glanfield gave me the key; I opened it, and found the greater part of the property, and some duplicates; the prosecutrix found two caps of her's in the yard: she said they were her's, and Hickey and Orrigan abused her very much - I thought they were going to lay violent hands on her; but before the Magistrate Hickey stated that she had a pair of stockings on, and a shift, which were her's. I went again next day, and found this basket; and on Sunday morning I found these shoes.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. Do you know that Glanfield lives there? A. I believe so; but I was never there before.

JOHN POOL . I went with Handley to the house in Chequer-alley; I do not know who lives in it: I had seen Glanfield about the neighbourhood. I saw the prosecutrix find the two caps, wet, on the line, and the other articles now found. On the Friday morning, when I went to take the prisoners to the Police Office, I said there was shift, a pair of shoes, and pattens, which had not been found - Hickey said she had got the shift on; she took it off; I then asked where the pattens and shoes were, and Glanfield said if I went to the house and searched a coal cupboard I should find them - I went and found the pattens; the shoes were found on the Sunday morning.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you hear Hickey say it was her box? A. Not that I know of.

THOMAS BAYFIELD . I am shopman to Mr. Matthews, a pawnbroker, of Whitecross-street. I have a handkerchief and gown, which were pawned by Glanfield, in her own name, for 5 s. - we have known her many years; she has been an honest woman.

JOSEPHINE DUMANT FENNY . My husband is a coal-dealer, and lives in Princes-street, Westminster. Hickey and the prosecutrix came to my house on the 12th of April; Hickey said she had come from Ireland, and asked me to let her leave the prosecutrix there for a quarter of an hour or half an hour - she did not come back.

HICKEY'S Defence. We were in the habit of wearing each others things - she gave me the bundle to mind for her; I told her she would find me at Glanfield's, in Chequer-alley, Whitecross-street; we got a little drop of liquor, and I came home, and did not go back to where I left her. Glanfield did not know any thing about what was in the box, but I took liberty to pawn 5 s. worth of them.

HICKEY - GUILTY . Aged 23.

ORRIGAN - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Two Months .

GLANFIELD - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-116

OLD COURT.

THIRD DAY. SATURDAY, MAY 21.

Middlesex Cases, First Jury.

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

972. JEREMIAH SULLIVAN and JAMES GRINWELL were indicted for feloniously assaulting James Worsdall , on the 25th of April , on the King's highway, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, a watch, value 10 s.; a chain, value 1 s.; a seal, value 2 s., and a key, value 2 s., his property .

JAMES WORSDALL. I am a Custom House watchman , and live in Chamber-street, Goodman's-fields. On the 25th of April, about half-past four o'clock in the afternoon, I saw Sullivan by Shadwell church; he kept following me behind and before, and sometimes by my side - I was in liquor, but not very drunk; I could not get from him: he followed me for five hundred yards - I then asked if he would have any thing to drink - we went into a public-house together.

Q. Did you tell the Magistrate that you went into a public-house? A. No; I recollected it since, but I hardly know what happened, I was so far gone. We had a glass of liquor, and came out together; I considered then that I had parted with him: I went down Limehouse , and in going down Noah's Ark-alley he followed me, came round, and struck me - I immediately missed my watch, and they ran away; I saw nothing of Grinwell, but I perceived that there were two of them, for one held my arms while Sullivan robbed me.

JOHN HAYNES . I am a costermonger. I was serving a customer in Queen-street, and saw Jerry Sullivan knock this man down - I knew him before by sight. I saw him take Worsdall's watch from his fob and run away; I saw

Jem Grinwell on the other side, watching - he was ten yards off.

Q. Of course you followed him? A. No; I went and told the officer in about an hour and a half.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. You had not time to stop him? A. No. I had my oranges to sell, and did not follow.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-117

973. JOHN THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of March , a watch, value 40 s.; a seal, value 1 s.; a key, value 3 d., and a piece of ribbon, value 1 d., the goods of William Johnson , in his dwelling-house .

ELIZABETH JOHNSON . I am the wife of William Johnson; we live in Upper Chapman-street, St. George's in the East . On the 16th of March the house next door was to let; the prisoner called about it - I gave him the key; he returned in five minutes, and said it would not suit him; he at last came into my back room, where the watch laid on the mantel-piece; I went into the shop for a minute to serve a witness with some beer; I looked at the watch when he came in, and it was half-past three o'clock: when I returned he agreed to take my house, which was also to let, and afterwards went away. I missed my watch in a minute, and flew out, but he was gone - I am sure he is the man. I have not seen it since, and do not know its value.

CATHERINE JENKINS . I went into Johnson's shop for a person who was not there; the prisoner came in while I was there, and asked about the next house; I am sure he is the man: I asked Mrs. Johnson the time - she said it was half-past three.

JOHN BLADES . I am a yeoman of this Court, and live two doors from Johnson. I saw the prisoner in her house, and am certain he is the man - he looked particularly hard at me.

THOMAS DREW . I apprehended the prisoner from the prosecutrix's description.

Prisoner's Defence. It is correct about my taking the house, but I never saw the watch.

GUILTY. Aged 41. Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-118

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

974. THOMAS HERRING was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of April , at Norton Falgate , a basket, value 1 s.; a silver tea-pot, value 8 l.; a pair of silver salts, value 5 l.; fifty silver spoons, value 20 l.; a waiter, value 4 l.; two silver ladles, value 3 l., and a fish slice, value 2 l., the goods of Abraham Samuda , in his dwelling-house .

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

MR. ABRAHAM SAMUDA. I rent a house, No. 34, Spital-square . My house and the next are both in a yard, enclosed by one gate, but there is an inner gate, which leads to no house but mine; after passing that gate there is a yard leading to the scullery and the front kitchen. About ten minutes or a quarter past nine o'clock in the morning of the 4th of April, I heard that my plate was stolen; I then missed it - the plate is always counted up at night, and brought into my bed-room in a basket - it is a flat open basket; the servant fetched it about eight o'clock that morning. I have seen none of it since - the tea-pot was worth 9 l. or 10 l. an old silver. My house is in the liberty of Norton Falgate.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Are you sure it is in that liberty? A. I understand so. I pay the taxes to a surveyor, who collects the rent. I am certain it is in that liberty; I saw the tea-pot in the basket when the servant fetched it; the spoons were covered with green baize - the basket has no cover.

ISABELLA HUNT . I am servant to Mr. Samuda. I am called Elizabeth. On the morning of Easter Monday, after getting breakfast ready, I went down to the kitchen. I had not noticed the plate basket; I was sitting in the back kitchen at breakfast, with my fellow-servants, a little after nine o'clock; the up-stairs bell rang and Maria Ward left the kitchen, and in two or three minutes I heard a kind of rattling noise at the back door - it appeared as if a basket was scraping against a brick wall; I called out "Who is there?" Maria had not left the kitchen more than two or three minutes; I ran to the back door, and saw the prisoner going out of the yard door with a great basket across his shoulder; the yard door only leads to master's premises; I knew the prisoner by having seen him four times before in master's yard; he had never asked if I wanted any thing, but if I asked what he wanted he said "I have come to see if you want any lemons." I had told him twice never to come there, for we never bought any thing at the door.

Q. When you saw him with the basket on his back what did you say? A. I was so alarmed I could not speak, but Hannah, another servant, called out "What do you want?" he turned, and looking very confused and pale, said, "I have come to see if you want any lemons;" at the same time pulling a lemon out of his jacket pocket; the basket he had was large enough to contain master's plate basket; it is a large one, such as carpenters carry; my fellow servant said "You know we don't want any, and you have been told never to come here again," and, before he could be out of hearing, she called out "Elizabeth where is the plate?" she ran and looked in at the door of the front kitchen, and said, "It is not there!" that did not take her a moment; the prisoner was then gone from the yard. I instantly ran after him, as quick as possible, but could not catch sight of him; I had steps to go up and to come down before I could get into the square - there are forty-four or forty-five houses in the square, and several turnings each way; I must have turned down the wrong street. If a person was selling lemons there were plenty of houses in the square where he would be likely to find customers; I have never seen the plate since - I had put all the plate (stated in the indictment), into the basket the night before (enumerating the articles); I carried them into master's bed-room at half-past eleven o'clock at night.

Cross-examined. Q. How long have you been in the service? A. Seven months. I was in the back kitchen when I first saw him - he was going out at the yard door, just stepping his foot up to go from the house; he had his foot on the step of the gate. I am house-maid, and had been employed up stairs that morning; some tradespeople had been there - the last person went out about half-past eight - my fellow servant could see a person coming down the yard as she sat at the window. He had a basket such

as I always saw him with - it was hung across his shoulder with a strap or string.

Q. Must you not have seen him run across the square? A. I had several steps to go up, and a long yard to go through - he was full eight yards from me when I saw him - I was at the back door of the scullery - the nearest turning is forty or fifty yards from the outer gate.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Did the other servant go another way? A. Yes - his basket bulged out a great deal

MARIA WARD . I am servant to Mr. Samuda. I took the plate basket from his room at eight o'clock on this morning, and put it on the dresser, in the front kitchen, at a quarter past eight o'clock, and then got breakfast ready, and was sometimes in the front and sometimes in the back kitchen; the basket was always on the dresser; I had seen it there as late as five minutes past nine o'clock; a person could go by the back kitchen and get the plate; we were at breakfast, and the bell rang about ten minutes past nine o'clock - I had been up stairs about ten minutes, when I heard the plate was gone - my fellow servants had then returned from pursuing. I saw the tea-pot at the top of the basket - the rest was covered over with a baize. I took out nine tea-spoons and the sugar tongs about a quarter to nine o'clock - the rest was all safe then - I had been in the two kitchens all the morning, and had seen nobody come to the house to go into the kitchens.

Cross-examined. Q. Is there a window in the front kitchen? A. Yes - when you are at the back kitchen window, you can see a person pass to go to the front kitchen. I have been twelve months in my place; a person might come without my knowledge, when I was up stairs, but I do not think they could.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. You saw the plate safe five minutes before you went to breakfast? A. Yes - the milk had been brought before that; while we sat at breakfast we could hear a person come down the steps, though we could not see them.

HANNAH HOLYFIELD . I have been nine years in Mr. Samuda's service. I was at breakfast with Elizabeth on the morning of Easter Monday; something was said about a noise - I went to the kitchen door and saw the prisoner; I am convinced he is the man - I had seen him four times before, and had told him never to come again - because I once found him half-way into the scullery when I had shut the door, and he said he came to see if we wanted lemons - I said "No, we never buy at the door - never come again." On this morning, when I got to the kitchen door, I saw the prisoner going out of the yard door, with his basket across his shoulder - I said

"What do you want?" he said "I am come to see if you want any lemons;" he was going from the house then - his foot was on the step, and his back towards me - he turned half round towards me, in a confused manner, when I spoke to him - his basket was very bulky, and I saw the handle of another basket pointing out of his basket; I turned round and said "Elizabeth, where is the plate?" I turned round to the kitchen door and said, "It is not there, run;" we both run out but could see nothing of him or any body else; I only ran through the square, and looked down Norton Falgate, then returned and told the family. The house belongs to the liberty of Norton Falgate. I saw the prisoner again that day three weeks at Worship-street - master had given information there; I had no doubt whatever of his being the man - I knew him the moment I saw his face - he was with other people, and his face was sideways to me at first, but I knew him again in a moment.

Cross-examined. Q. You had seen him before - did you ever miss any thing before? A. Never - I never saw him with more than one lemon. I had seen the plate in the basket on the dresser ten minutes before - nobody could have gone into the kitchen in that time because I was sitting at breakfast. When he must have come in I was reading a cookery book, or I must have seen him through the window - nobody could have passed before I took up the book, which I had done the moment before my fellow servant left the kitchen, or I should have seen him - I had been sitting there more than ten minutes. Hunt went after him rather before me - she was nearer to him than me. Vann took me to the office to see him - all the prisoners were let out into a yard - we were asked if it was either of them - four came out first - the prisoner was the fifth - he was not pointed out to me.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Is there more than one window to the back kitchen? A. No - I sat near that window reading at the time Elizabeth said she heard the noise; we went to the door together - I turned back to the front kitchen door, to look for the plate - Elizabeth was then nearer to the street than I - we were both equally near to him when I saw the handle of the basket in his basket.

THOMAS VANN . I am an officer of Worship-street. On Monday, the 4th of April, I received instructions, and in consequence of the description the servants gave me I apprehended the prisoner three weeks after, and told him at the office that it was on suspicion of robbing Mr. Samuda, in Spital-square, of a quantity of plate - he said "I don't know the house, and know nothing about it;" I found nothing but money and a new great coat on him.

Cross-examined. Q. Had he any lemons? A. No; he was dressed like a gentleman.

COURT. Q. Did you afterwards take the two servants to see him? A. Yes, with five other prisoners - they were all put out together, and they selected the prisoner - I had known him for two or three years - he is a farrier.

Prisoner's Defence. My Lord - on the morning I was taken, I was in a public-house in Worship-street - Vann came and asked if my name was not so and so - I said "Yes;" I walked by his side to Worship-street - he went to the prosecutor and I was put into a back place.

GUILTY - DEATH . - Aged 24.

Reference Number: t18250519-119

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

975. JOHN WILCOX was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , at St. John, at Hampstead , a pair of breeches, value 1 l.; two waistcoats, value 1 l.; two handkerchiefs, value 7 s., and a pair of boots, value 1 l., the goods of Thomas Knight ; five waistcoats, value 1 l.; two handkerchiefs, value 7 s.; a pair of trowsers, value 2 s.; two aprons, value 2 s., and a metal chain, value 6 d., the goods of John Wilkes , in the dwelling-house of Henry Wells .

THOMAS KMIGHT . On the 14th of April I lodged at the Black Boy and Still, public-house , in the parish of St. John's, Hampstead - Henry Wells keeps the house. I was at home all day, and went up stairs with a light a few minutes past nine o'clock, as I heard a noise in my bed room

and caught the prisoner under the bed; I found the room door open - also one at the top of the stairs; I had hasped the room door ten minutes before. I found Wilkes's box broken open and emptied - my clothes had laid on a box, and two handkerchiefs were in a hat-box; I found them all moved, and the bottom of another box broken open - my hat was taken out of the box and thrown on the floor, a pair of breeches, two handkerchiefs, two waistcoats, and a pair of boots, were moved, and all laying on the floor - they are worth 2 l. at least. I left a green baize covered over a box, and found that spread over the floor. I had found him concealed in the stable about a fortnight before.

JOHN WILKES. I lodge with Mr. Wells, and sleep in the same room as Knight. I went up stairs when the prisoner was found; a piece was split off my box, my clothes taken out and laid on the bed in a heap - there were five waistcoats, two handkerchiefs, a pair of trowsers, two aprons, and a watch chain, which were worth 30 s.; the prisoner was under the bed - I had been there three or four hours before - my things were then locked in the box.

CHARLES ADAMS . I am a constable, and took the prisoner in charge - he said he did it through starvation.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in great distress - the prosecutors and Adams have known me from a child.

CHARLES ADAMS . I have known him from a child, and never knew him in trouble.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 16.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury.

Reference Number: t18250519-120

Before Mr. Justice Park.

976. HENRY PALMER was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , at St. Anne, Westminster , thirteen pieces of muslin, containing sixty yards, value 8 l., the goods of George Drake Sewell and Thomas Cross , in their dwelling house .

WILLIAM CALF . I am servant to George Drake Sewell and Thomas Cross, who are linen-drapers , and live at Nos. 44 and 45, Old Compton-street , in the parish of St. Anne, Westminster - they are in partnership, both live there, and the rent is paid out of the partnership funds - the shop is part of the dwelling-house, and communicates with it. The prisoner had been in their service at a concern they have at Knightsbridge, and had left about two months - he had been to our house in the interval. On the 26th of April, about half-past eight o'clock in the evening, he came to the shop and asked for Mr. Sewell - I saw them in conversation - he afterwards was talking with Brown, who is in our employ, and after that Mr. Sewell came into the warehouse, and said to him "If you are not engaged this evening you may as well come behind the counter and help us to straighten some prints, and have supper with us." Mr. Sewell went away and he told me he did not like to go behind the counter, because he was obliged to wear spectacles, and the young men looked at him so; I was called into the shop, and told Mr. Sewell he was not coming in; he told me to send him to him - I went and he told me to say he did not like to come in. Mr. Sewell afterwards came and asked him to come - he said he did not like - Mr. Sewell said "Never mind, come in about two hours, and then we will have supper; he said he would; Mr. Sewell left him, and as he went out I saw two parcels in his hand; he then ran off as hard as he could - I immediately ran after him and brought him back with the parcels - it was a paper of muslins which I had tied up in his presence a minute before.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. In which house do the partners live? A. One sleeps at No. 44, and the other at No. 45 - both dine at the same table - it is one house, communicating in six places - the goods were in the warehouse which communicates with the shop - the muslin was on the warehouse counter when he came to speak to Mr. Sewell - I gave it to Cross.

JOHN PROCTOR . I am an officer. I received him in charge, and produce the muslin which Cross gave me.

WILLIAM CALF. I know it to be the same as I gave to Cross, and what I took from the prisoner - it is master's property.

Cross-examined. Q. How do you know it? A. Because each piece is marked when it comes from the maker - we had no others marked the same way - I have the care of the warehouse and swear to them - they are worth 8 l.

Prisoner's Defence. Necessity induced me to do it.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 23.

Reference Number: t18250519-121

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

977. JAMES HILL was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , at Enfield , a gelding, price 10 l. , the property of Robert Howe .

ROBERT HOWE. I live at Islington . On Thursday, the 28th of April, I got home about seven o'clock in the evening, and put my pony up in the stable - I went to the stable about six o'clock in the morning and it was gone, and a bridle and saddle - it was a brown gelding - I saw it again on Saturday, the 30th, at Enfield, in the possession of Young, with the bridle and saddle. I had only had it eleven days, and gave twelve guineas for it - I am sure it is mine; the prisoner had been in my service about three months and left the day before it was stolen.

HENRY YOUNG . On Friday, the 29th of April, I was going by the Nag's Head public-house, at Enfield, some people called me, and I saw the prisoner at the door offering this pony for sale - he asked me 12 l. for it, and said it belonged to his father? I think I asked him who it belonged to - I asked him to allow me to try it - he said "Ride it where you like;" I rode it about a mile, to Mr. Smith's, who I knew wanted one: I shewed it to Smith, then rode it back, and asked if he would go in harness - he said yes, I might try it, which I did, and bought it of him, with the saddle and bridle, for ten guineas. As I went out of the yard I saw a very respectable man who lived at Tottenham - he said he knew the prisoner, and I was satisfied that all was right. I went back to the public-house and paid him for it: we had some ale together - a person called me out and said something which rose my suspicions; I then told the landlord to keep his eye on him; I rode to his parents at Tottenham, and inquired of his mother about it, then returned, and gave him in charge - I went to Islington, and left word at Howe's about it; he came to me on Saturday and claimed it.

JOHN MEAD . I was at the Nag's Head, and saw the prisoner and Young there, trying the pony - they came into the parlour where I was, and had a pint of ale - he paid him for the pony - Young went out for half an hour and

when he returned I took the prisoner in charge; I said he was my prisoner for he had stolen the horse; he put his hands together and said "Oh dear, I shall he hung;" I asked whose horse it was - he said it belonged to Mr. Howe. I asked how he could be guilty of such a thing? he said it was all through a young woman that he did it, and he was tipsy at the time. I searched him and found nine sovereigns and 22 s. 6 d. on him, and a ticket of a turnpike.

ROBERT HOWE. I am quite sure it is my pony - it is a remarkable one - has a very short tail and is a crib biter. I have no doubt of it - I saw the prisoner drunk that night.

Prisoner. I leave it to your mercy.

Two witnesses deposed to the prisoner's good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor on account of his good character.

Reference Number: t18250519-122

Before Mr. Justice Park.

978. JAMES LASHBROOK was indicted for the wilful murder of Thomas Day .

HENRY PAYNE . I live in Great St. Andrew-street, Seven dials. On Saturday night, the 14th of April , about twelve o'clock, I was in Seven-dials, and saw a glass coach coming up Great St. Andrew-street - the prisoner was driving it, at a most furious rate; I saw an old man, about sixty-three years of age, crossing from Little to Great Earl-street - he walked as if he was sober - I was about six yards from the coach; the pole of the coach struck him before I could call out, and knocked him down - I then said, "For God's sake hold up your horses, or you will be over the man;" the fore wheel passed over his body, and then the prisoner made a bit of a check with the reins, arose from his seat, looked over then, sat down directly, whipped his horses, and went on, and whether the hind wheels went over the man's body or head I cannot tell; another man seized the near horse, and I the other; a mob gathered, and we got the prisoner off the box; a man, named Keevan, was on the box with him - he went home with the coach: the prisoner was very much in liquor, and was taken to the watch-house.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. Was the coach coming in one direction, and the man in another? A. He was crossing; he had an opportunity of seeing the coach some time, but he was an old man. There are five large gas-lights in the dials, which makes it very light - you could see to pick up a pin. I heard nothing said before the Magistrate about it being moon-light. He arose off his seat, sat down, and went on - he would have escaped if he could; he saw what he had done - I do not mean to say that he saw the man.

ROBERT EVANS . I am a shoemaker, and live in Bloomsbury-market. I was in the street, heard a coach coming behind me, and an alarm given, but could not distinguish any particular words; I looked round, saw the coach coming towards me at a fast trot, and the deceased on the ground - it was not coming at an uncommon pace; the streets are well lighted: if the coachman was sober and attentive it was quite light enough for him to see a man before his horses. When I first saw the coach he appeared to be in the act of pulling up, and just at that moment he arose, and looked over to where the deceased lay - the wheel had not then gone over him; instead of keeping the reins tight he loosened them; the horses went on, and the wheel went over the man's body; I did not hear him call out to the man: I did not see him attempt to whip his horses - he only loosened the reins, but when he found the coach had gone over him he whipped them, not to be detained.

Cross-examined. Q. At that time of night a man might drive fast at less danger? A. Yes. The street was thin of people; another man was on the box, but the prisoner had the reins.

SUSANNAH SHERIDAN . I was in Seven-dials on this night - I heard a screaming, and saw the prisoner get up, and look over his box. I went up to the deceased, who I knew before; he was a sober man, and was sixty-three years old; I had seen him that night a little after ten o'clock, at his daughter's - he was sober. When I got to him the blood was trickling down his face - he never spoke; we took him to a surgeon's in St. Martin's-lane, and then to the Hospital, where he died on the Thursday - he was not at all deaf.

Cross-examined. Q. You do not know where he was after ten o'clock? A. No. He was not infirm.

CATHERINE BEDFORD . I am the deceased's daughter; he had been out of work, and was at my house at half-past ten o'clock; he said he was going to look for work, and was quite sober.

Cross-examined. Q. I suppose he occasionally drank a little? A. Yes; he said as he laid on the bed that he called out to the coachman.

MR. TUSON. I am house surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital. The deceased was brought there a little after twelve o'clock; I found the wheel of the carriage had passed over his body, and fractured several ribs; he had a wound on each temple: I have no doubt of his dying from that injury.

Prisoner's Defence. I pulled up as soon as I could; I had a young horse on the off side, which had not been at work for some time. I did not see the man till I was right on him - the wheel went over his body before I could pull up.

GUILTY. Aged 33. Of manslaughter only . - Confined Nine Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-123

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

979. SAMUEL CORCORAN was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , a brooch, value 50 s., the goods of Phineas Obree , in his dwelling-house .

PHINEAS OBREE. I live in Kingsland-road , and deal in curiosites . On the 9th of May, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I was in the back room; the prisoner came into my shop, and said he wanted to look at a brooch; I shewed him two or three; he asked for one about 28 s.; I shewed him one, which would not do - he turned round, and went away: he was not two minutes in the shop, and in about ten minutes I missed a brooch, set with emerals and rubies; I gave two guineas and a half for it two years ago. Nobody but him could have taken it; nobody else had been in the shop.

Prisoner. I gave him 30 s. for it. Witness. He never gave me a farthing for it.

JOHN AARON . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Houndsditch.

On the 9th of May, between three and six o'clock, the prisoner pawned this brooch, for 6 s.; he asked me 12 s. or 15 s., but I did not consider it worth that; it is a tasty concern, but I would not give him half a guinea for it; he gave me the name of Croker, No. 8, New-street, and said it was his own, and that he gave 25 s. for it; I had seen him before, and am certain he is the man.

SAMUEL GILES . I am a Bow-street patrol. On the 9th of May, between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner in High-street, Shoreditch, going towards Kingsland - he was about half a mile from Obree's; I saw him coming back in about half an hour, and spoke to him; I saw a brooch in his hand, stuck on a piece of paper; I believe the one produced to be the same - I noticed the white stones in it: I said nothing to him about it.

Prisoner. Q. Did you not say to me, "I dare say that will fetch 5 s. or 6 s.?" A. No.

CHARLES READ . I was with Giles, and saw the prisoner in Shoreditch. I apprehended him on the 10th, and told him it was for stealing a brooch, and asked where it was - "Oh!" he said, "the brooch I shewed your partner was a common brooch," and then said, "What, can the old man or woman swear to me?"

PHINEAS OBREE. This brooch is mine - my wife is an elderly person.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY. Aged 23. Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-124

Before Mr. Justice Park.

980. CHARLOTTE LANGSHIRE was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , a veil, value 17 s.; thirty yards of lace, value 30 s., and a yard of net, value 10 s., the goods of Charles Frere , her master, in his dwelling-house .

CATHERINE FRERE . I am the wife of Charles Frere; we live in Sloane-square, Chelsea - the prisoner was two months in our service. I hung out these things to dry in the yard; I do not exactly know their value. I asked her for them about ten o'clock in the morning - she said they were stolen from the yard; I said that was impossible, and insisted on having them found - she heard there was a search-warrant coming, and I saw her throw the lace on the fire; I took it off, and threw it into water, but most of it was burnt - there is sufficient left to identify. She ran out of the house, and was taken. I value them at 40 s.

RICHARD MAYBANK . I am an officer. I was sent for, and took the prisoner. Some burnt lace was given to me - I asked the prisoner how she came to throw it into the fire; she said, because she heard I was coming.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I mislaid the things, and when my mistress asked about them I said I could not find them.

The Court ruled that the goods were not under the protection of the dwelling-house.

GUILTY. Aged 21. Of stealing only . - Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-125

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

981. JOHN RUSH was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of April , a pair of trowsers, value 20 s.; a coat, value 30 s., and a handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of Nicholas Tencham , in his dwelling-house .

CATHERINE TENCHAM . I am the wife of Nicholas Tencham - we lodge in Onslow-street : the house is let out in tenements. On Sunday, the 22d of April, I went out about ten o'clock in the morning, and left my husband in the room; I returned about two, and met Dunn, who gave me this coat and handkerchief.

MARY DUNN . I live in Onslow-street. On the 22d of April, between eleven and three o'clock, I was in and out of Tencham's room, and saw the prisoner there; I had seen him in Peter-street about nine o'clock, with Tencham - both seemed very much intoxicated; the prisoner had a flannel jacket, but no coat on. Between eleven and twelve I saw him go into the house with Tencham, dressed as before; I went in, and saw them both sitting together; Tencham took a coat, trowsers, and handkerchief out of his box, and hung on the line; and between two and three o'clock, as I sat at dinner, the prisoner passed my window with the same coat on as I had seen Tencham put on the line; Brooks, who was in my room, went out to stop him - they were tussling together; she asked how he came by the coat - he said it was nothing to her. I went out, laid hold of him, and saw part of the handkerchief hanging out of his hat; Brooks took his hat off, and took it out; we forced him into Tencham's room, and Tencham said, "John, take my coat off," which he did. The coat and handkerchief were brought into my place. I was with Mrs. Tencham on the 23d, and met him on Saffron-hill - we gave him in charge.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Was not the prisoner tipsy when he left the house? A. Not that I saw - Tencham was with him when he had it on, walking in a friendly manner.

COURT. Q. What did Tencham say about your stopping him? A. Not a word.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-126

Before Mr. Justice Park.

982. MARY COOK was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of March , a coat, value 3 l., and a pair of gloves, value 1 s., the goods of James Gillman , in his dwelling-house .

JAMES GILLMAN. I keep the Yorshire Grey, public-house, Eagle-street, Holborn . On the 22d of March, about twelve o'clock, I left my great coat on the bannisters, and missed it in about two hours.

ELLEN JENKINS . I was acting as servant at this house - my mistress employed the prisoner to clean a room; I went up with her, then went out for five minutes, and as I returned I met her on the stairs; I asked where she was going, and she said she would not clean the room for 5 l., it smelt so bad; the coat was lower down on the bannister than where I met her. I went down soon after, and it was gone, and has not been found.

ANN GILLMAN . I am the prosecutor's wife, and engaged the prisoner to clean the room . I was in the bar all the morning; nobody could get to the staircase without passing through the bar; the back door could be opened inside. I missed the coat when the prisoner was gone; she had left a basket of vegetables behind her in the bar, and must have gone out at the back door.

Prisoner's Defence. I was unable to clean the room - I came down through the bar when my mistress was serving some liquor. Their door is always open.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-127

Before Mr. Justice Park.

983. MARY EVANS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May , six shifts, value 30 s.; a shirt, value 10 s.; a gown, value 20 s., and a petticoat, value 1 s., the goods of George Cooper , in his dwelling-house .

HESTER COOPER . I am the wife of George Cooper - we live at No. 101, Regent's Quadrant ; I am a dressmaker. On the 18th of May I sent my daughter up to the bed-room, and heard her talking to a stranger; I went up and saw the prisoner coming down stairs, and asked what she had been doing; she said she had been looking for Mrs. Jenkins, a lodger in our house; I said no such person lived there, and I was fearful she had been doing wrong; she kept going down stairs, and said, "I have not injured you." I went up to the linen chest, and immediately missed the articles stated in the indictment, which are worth 30 s., and called to one of my young people - I followed her, and she was brought back; I am sure she is the woman: I do not know how she got in, unless the private door was left open by accident. I had seen the things in their places an hour before; she had moved them from the drawers.

ANN COOPER . My mother sent me up to the second floor. I saw the prisoner coming out of my mother's bedroom - she held her clothes up in a very peculiar manner; I asked what she wanted; she said Miss Jenkinson lodged there. My mother came, and she went away.

Prisoner. Q. You saw me on the landing place? A. She came out of the bed-room, and had the door in her hand. I was running up stairs - there are no carpets on the stairs.

CATHERINE WOOD . I am in Mrs. Cooper's employ. I went up to her room about an hour after the prisoner was taken, and saw the dress which was missing, on the bed, and the other things stated in the indictment rolled up, ready to be taken away.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was never in the room.

GUILTY. Aged 60. Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Confined Two Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-128

London Cases, First Jury, Before Mr. Recorder.

984. THOMAS REA and JAMES REA were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , one hundred and twenty bottles, value 10 s., and twenty-four gallons of wine, value 20 l. , the goods of William Hay .

The prisoners pleaded GUILTY .

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-129

985. WILLIAM BROOKS was again indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , at St. Bartholomew the Great , a gelding, price 7 l. , the property of William Rowland (See page 369).

WILLIAM ROWLAND. I am a horse-jobber , and live at No. 49, King-street, Soho. I buy and sell for different gentlemen - I bought this gelding in Smithfield on the 15th of April, for 7 l., and delivered it to a boy to mind while I paid for it; it was as near eight o'clock in the evening as possible. I paid for it and went away, leaving my brother with the boy, by the horse, to look after it. I had not given orders where to have it sent. I have a two-stall stable in Ham-yard, Great Windmill-street; I left my brother in care of it while I went to the Greyhound; and as I came back I saw the prisoner riding away with it - I knew his person before by seeing him about the market - I saw him going up Duke-street on it; I had not time to speak to him; he was going quickly; he never brought it back; I have not found it since; I had neither given my brother nor the boy authority to dispose of it.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Who did you buy it of? A. I know the man by sight but not by name; I bought it in the market, and might have sold it directly, if a good price had been offered, but I had a customer at home who I thought it would suit.

Q. Did you cry Stop thief? A. I did not know but my brother had sold it, thinking if he had got a good profit he might have let it go; most of the people had left the market; it was dusk - the light of the gas glanced on him; I could see him as plain as I can see your face; I had seen the horse for two hours before, but did not buy it till near eight o'clock; it was a light dapple grey horse, six years old, (reckoning to May,) about 15 hands and an inch high, had a cut tail, not very long, and had not been bishoped; it was about a half-bred horse, and in good condition; it had been fired; it had rather a violent cold, and I did not know whether it would get better or worse; I have seen the man I bought it of since; I did not perceive that it was lame; I should call it a lightish grey; I did not see the prisoner again till he was at Bow-street - I never dealt with him; I might be thirty or forty yards from the horse.

CHARLES ROWLAND . I am the prosecutor's brother. I saw him buy this horse about eight o'clock, or a little after - he paid for it and went away, telling me to wait with it till he came back; it was dusk; I cannot say where he went; I gave the horse into the hands of a boy to hold by the halter when my brother was gone; it had no bridle or saddle. I knew the prisoner before by sight; about half-past eight he came round to me and looked at the horse, and asked me if it was for sale; I said I did not know, for I was waiting for my brother to come back; he asked me to let him see the horse go; I rode it up and down two or three times; he said that would do, and asked me to go and take a drop of gin with him; I declined at first, saying I could not leave the place as my brother might return and miss me; I afterwards agreed to go and take a drop of porter with him, at the first public-house in Long-lane; I gave the horse into the boy's hands to mind, and then went with the prisoner; I stood with the public-house door in my hand, to look after the horse while I drank; as it was a strange horse I thought it might get from the boy - after drinking with him he paid; he then asked if I had any objection to his riding the horse; I said "You have seen me ride him up and down, and therefore you cannot want any more;" he asked if I was afraid he should eat it, or ride away with it, and as soon as I turned from the door for a necessary purpose, he whipped the horse out of

the boy's hand, mounted and rode him off, and turned down Duke-street, towards Little Britain; I waited there for two hours, expecting he would bring it back, but have not seen it since; it was a grey gelding; I saw my brother pay 7 l. for it. I saw him at Bow-street two or three weeks after, and am sure of him; I knew him when he worked with Mr. Hall, of Gravel-lane, and cannot be mistaken in his person.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you know him by name? A. Yes; I do not recollect ever speaking to him before. I could see the horse for fifty yards; I dare say it was half-past eight; I had seen him many times before; I thought he might give me the gin for my trouble in riding the horse to shew him; he did not ask the price of it, nor was any mentioned, as I had no order to sell it. It is two years since I knew him in Gravel-lane; he worked at Hall's stables. It was a light dapple grey horse, about fifteen hands high, and a short cut tail: it was not bishoped, nor its ears cut, and was six years old this month; I had it in my care about half an hour; it was a quiet horse, but I thought it might get his halter out of the boy's hand. I have not asked the prisoner for any money, nor did my brother ever tell me that he had; I know nothing about that; I believe they have offered something. I live at No. 20, Coal-yard, Drury-lane, and job at times.

GEORGE FURLONG . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner; I met him on Tuesday night, the 3d of May, about half-past nine o'clock, in company with another man, in Church-street, Brick-lane; I said nothing to him about this horse, not knowing any thing of it.

MR. LAW to WILLIAM ROWLAND. Q. Where is the boy? A. He is not here; when I came back he was gone, and my brother was gone - he was a strange boy - I have not seen him since.

Q. Have you tried to get a little money about this? A. No, Sir - I certainly should have liked to have had my horse or the money - I never asked for any money - I have been asked by his relations to take money - I never offered to settle it for money - I do not know Elliot by name - I may know his face.

Q. Have you never offered, in his presence, to take money? A. Of course I would have taken the money, but I should have gone on with the prosecution - they offered me 7 l., which I said I would take for the horse; they proposed it, not me.

Q. Have you not, in the presence of Elliott, Crane, or Rogers, proposed to take 7 l. for the horse? A. I should certainly have liked to have had the money, but they proposed it to me; I said I would take it.

Q. Did you not say, "How much will you give," or words to that effect? A. No. I said "If I take the money I shall expect 7 l. for the horse."

CHARLES ROWLAND re-examined. Q. Did you take any steps to find the boy? A. Yes; he was gone in a moment: I gave him the penny as soon as I missed the horse, and then went after it, and the boy went - I did not ask his name or address - I could not find him out. I ran round the corner to look after the horse. I waited two hours for the prisoner; he never returned.

Prisoner. I have nothing to say.

WILLIAM BROOKS . I am the prisoner's uncle. I saw the prosecutor at Bow-street, and here yesterday.

Q. Has he made any application to you about this prosecution? A. Yes; he offered to take a note of hand from me, and would not come into Court if I gave it - I refused - he offered to take 5 l. from me yesterday, in the presence of Elliott.

COURT. Q. Did you make any offer to him at Bow-street? A. I did not; he made the proposal to me. I heard nobody offer to settle it with him at Bow-street, or at any other place.

MR. LAW. Q. Has he made this offer to any body else? Yes; they were in my company at a public-house over the way; he made the offer twice or three times in my presence and others, and said he was ashamed to bring the thing into Court.

COURT. Q. You say he made the offer at Bow-street, was that before your nephew was committed, or after? A. Before; I had not the presence of mind to tell the Magistrate of it. I thought my nephew was innocent.

GEORGE ELLIOTT . I live in the City-road. The prosecutor offered in my presence to give up this prosecution for money, yesterday, and this evening.

Q. What did he say? A. I was asked by the prisoner's father to come to speak to the prosecutor, that he might lean to mercy.

Q. Did the prosecutor know you before? A. No. He said to me directly I was introduced to him, that he had no inclination to prosecute, and if I would agree to give him 5 l. he would not appear.

COURT. Q. Who introduced you? A. I do not know his name, but he is here.

Q. What did the person say who introduced you? A. He wished me to speak to him not to interfere any further than he could help - he said it was not his inclination, for the horse was of very little value. I was in Court when the prisoner's uncle was examined. The man who introduced me has just left the Court.

Q. What had you to do with it? A. Nothing further than the father said he was distressed at his son's being in trouble, and would I speak to the prosecutor to lean to mercy - as he was in the habit of bringing goods to my shop, I said I would. I first asked Rowland if he had any case against the prisoner; he said, "Yes, I have, but my intention is not to go against him if I can settle matters with any one who will come forward and advance 5 l."

Q. Now, before he said that, on your oath, had you not asked him if he would take money? A. No; I said it was a pity he had not some friends to come forward and advance it, but I had not the money about me.

Q. Did you ask whether he had really lost a horse? A. Yes; he said he had - that he only wanted the money for it, and did not intend to do any thing further if he could get the money. I do not know the attorney in this case. I live at No. 29, Anderson's-buildings, City-road, and keep the house.

MR. LAW. Q. You went to him at the father's desire, and the prosecutor proposed, himself, to take the money? A. Yes.

WILLIAM BROOKS re-examined. I am a horse-dealer, and live in Ropemaker-street, Little Moorfields, on the first floor.

MR. LAW. Q. It was at Bow-street that the prosecutor

himself proposed to give this up for money? A. Yes; he said,

"I will take your note if you will promise to pay me 7 l."

COURT. Q. He did not know you before? A. No; I suppose I might be pointed out to him - he came up to me.

WILLIAM CRANE . I am a stable-man, and lodge at No. 5, Chapel-street, Grub-street, Cripplegate. I worked for Mr. Rhodes, in the Borough, last, but am out of place now. I know the prisoner's father - he did not apply to me to interfere in this business, but I was standing outside the gate this afternoon, and the prosecutor agreed to take 7 l.

Q. Did he offer that? A. It was offered to him by Mr. Cutts (See page 369,) and he offered to take it if the money was put into a persons hands who he could depend upon, and the man is outside who was to have it put into his hands.

Q. Was it refused? A. It was refused in one respect, because none was given.

Q. Did not the prosecutor propose to take it? A. He agreed to it.

COURT. Q. How came you here? A. I came merely to hear how the case went on; I was here last night, and they were arguing about it then, at a public-house over the way.

Q. Who were? A. Rowland and his brother - Elliott and William Brooks.

Q. Did you first hear Elliott and Brooks propose to him to make it up, or did he offer it to them? A. Elliott made the offer to give him 5 l. last night.

MR. LAW. Q. Before Elliott offered 5 l. had Rowland said any thing about 7 l.? A. No; he said he wished to have the whole of the money.

COURT. Q. Was that before or after Elliott offered 5 l.? A. After-7 l. was mentioned as the whole, and today it was agreed that he should take 7 l. The offer to day was made by Cutts; he was at the public-house last night, but I do not think he was there when the offer was made; he was in the same box.

Q. Who brought you here? A. I was asked to come and state what I had heard; I know the prisoner's father very well, and was asked since five o'clock to come and state what I had heard. I came here to hear the trials, and happened to go to the public-house, as I knew the prisoner.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 25.

Recommended to Mercy by the prosecutor, being a young man.

Reference Number: t18250519-130

986. JAMES CROWDER was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , a handkerchief, value 1 s., the goods of Henry Nunney , from his person .

HENRY NUNNEY. I live at the Green Man, public-house, Coal-yard, Drury-lane. On the 30th of April I was in Watling-street , and am not certain whether I had a handkerchief when I left home or not. I was going along very quick, and perceived something touch my clothes; I felt in my pocket, and my handkerchief not being there, I looked into my hat, but could not find it - I walked on, and saw nothing till I saw an officer with the prisoner in custody; he produced a handkerchief, which I could not be certain of; it resembles mine. I live with my brother, a publican, and serve in his bar .

RICHARD CARTER . I am a constable of the Thames Police. I saw the prosecutor in Watling-street, at twelve o'clock in the day - I saw the prisoner in company with two others, following him; I was on the opposite side of the way, and watched them; I saw them come near to Nunney, and saw the prisoner take a handkerchief from Nunney's right hand coat pocket - he tucked it into his trowsers: I am certain of it. I immediately ran across the road, and secured the prisoner in Budge-row; the others immediately ran away. When I laid hold of the prisoner he took the handkerchief out of his trowsers, and I took it out of his hand; I shewed it to Nunney, who asked me to give it to him, and let him go, but I kept it, and took him before the Lord Mayor. Nunney did not express a doubt about its being his. The prisoner had an old one in his hat.

HENRY NUNNEY. I have no mark to recognise it by; I think I had one of this kind, but cannot say this is it; I never took particular notice of the pattern.

Prisoner's Defence. My father gave me that handkerchief. I was going on an errand when the officer took me.

Five witnesses gave the prisoner an excellent character; one of whom was his father, who stated that he had never seen the handkerchief.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250519-131

987. MARY DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , a shawl, value 2 d.; a coat, value 5 s.; a waistcoat, value 3 s., and a pair of unmade trowsers, value 18 s., the goods of Samuel Marshall , from his person .

SAMUEL MARSHALL. I am a tailor , and live in Rosemary-lane. On the 11th of April, between eleven and twelve o'clock at night, I was on the Pavement, Moorfields, opposite to Albion chapel, and saw the prisoner there - she asked me to give her a glass of gin; I took her into a watering house opposite the chapel, gave her a glass of gin, and desired her to go about her business; I was sober; I had a bundle under my arm, containing a shirt, a coat, a waistcoat, and a pair of unmade trowsers; she turned one way, and I went towards London-wall, and stood against a wall for a necessary purpose; she came and took the bundle from under my arm, and ran away with it; I turned round, but lost her. I found her at the Mansion House four days after, with all the property; it was a very fine night: I am certain of her being the person I gave the liquor to. My face was towards the wall when the bundle was taken; I could only see that it was a female who took it.

RICHARD MORRIS. I am a patrol of Bishopsgate. On the 11th of April, at half-past twelve o'clock at night, the prisoner came round into Broad-street-buildings, in a hurried manner - I told her it was no thoroughfare: she had a bundle under her arm, and the coat tail hung out of it. I followed her towards the gate, and asked where she came from; she said from Mr. Wilson's, in Bishopsgate-street - I asked what number - she said No. 10; I said Wilson's was No. 43, and took her to the watch-house. The bundle contained the articles stated in the indictment.

FREDERICK EBERHART. I am constable of the night. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house with this bundle; she was remanded till the prosecutor was found out.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. He was very much in liquor, and gave me the bundle.

SAMUEL MARSHALL. I swear I did not give it to her; I was quite sober: I took no liberties with her.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-132

988. WILLIAM CHATFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , a tea-caddy, value 2 l. 2 s., the goods of John Dark , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN DARK. I am a cabinet-maker , and live in Leather-sellers'-buildings, London-wall . On Wednesday, the 20th of April, when I went out in the morning, this caddy was safe; I returned at three o'clock, and it was gone. The materials it is made with did not cost me 40 s. On the Friday following the officer produced it - the prisoner was then in custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BRIDGET SIMMS . I live with Mr. Dark. On the 20th of April I had been out about three o'clock, and as I came to the end of my master's window, I saw the prisoner come out of the shop, with the tea-caddy under his arm; I did not follow him: I saw him again on the Monday following, and think he is the man - he had a light fustian jacket and blue trowsers on. Nobody was in the shop.

SAMUEL BRIDGES . I am a constable of St. Luke's. I was coming down Chiswell-street on Wednesday, the 20th of April, at twenty minutes past three o'clock, and met the prisoner with something wrapped in a handkerchief; I let him pass, and saw him turn down Whitecross-street, into a narrow passage, and then into Red Lion-market-place - he then put the bundle into his apron; I collared him, and asked what he had there - he said a tea-caddy, which a gentleman gave to him in Finsbury-square, to carry; I asked where to - he said to some street in Oxford-street: I detained him, and on the Friday following I found the owner. I found two skeleton keys on him; one of which opens Dark's door; he had a fustian jacket and blue trowsers on.

GUILTY. Aged 19. Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-133

NEW COURT. (3d DAY.)

Middlesex Cases, Third Jury,

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

989. EMANUEL PHILLIPS was indicted for feloniously selling forty counterfeit shillings at, and for, a lower rate than they by their denomination did import and were counterfeited for .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . Aged 28.

Reference Number: t18250519-134

990. EDWARD ALLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , nine live tame ducklings, price 27 s.; two live tame goslings, price 6 s., and two fowls, value 5 s. , the property of Henry Knight .

MR. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

HENRY KNIGHT. I am a poultry feeder , and live at Stratford . On the night of the 13th of April, I had nine live ducklings, sixteen dead fowls, and some geese, in a shed; next morning they were gone: on the 16th I saw six of the ducklings: the prisoner lives about four miles from me.

JAMES FENN . I keep a public house at Lime-house. On the 14th of April I bought six ducks of the prisoner; I gave them up to the officer - they had not been out of my premises.

KING GEORGE . I am a constable. I took up the prisoner, and got the ducks from Fenn, and one duck and two young geese from Wade.

JOSEPH WADE . I live at Poplar. On Friday, the 15th of April, I bought three ducks and two geese of the prisoner; I gave one to the constable.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them all on the 13th of April, at Rumford; I sold them about Limehouse.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-135

991. JOHN JOYCE was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , a chaise harness, value 30 s. , the goods of Thomas Binford Kerswell .

THOMAS BINFORD KERSWELL. I keep a chandler's shop in the Colonnade . I lost some harness on Monday, the 11th of April; I had seen it safe in my stable the night before; there is no lock to my stable - it is under the shop - I do not think a person could have got into the stable any other way than by the street door, which I always pull fast when I go to bed.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Do you know a man by the name of Bryant? A. Yes; he had no access to the stable.

JAMES PARTRIDGE . I am a watchman. On Sunday night, the 10th of April, I saw Bryant and the prisoner pass my box, at the corner of Compton-street, at twenty minutes past twelve; Bryant had the harness on his shoulder; I followed them and they said "It is all right, the man who gave us the harness is at the coach stand;" I said "Fetch him;" and Bryant went to fetch him, but did not return; I took the prisoner to the watch-house - he said he got it from Bryant - I have known them both from children.

JOHN HUTT . The harness was brought to me at the watch-house. The prisoner said he was going to take it to Blackfriars'-bridge, and Bryant had asked him to carry it for him.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-136

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

992. WILLIAM GLEED was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May , a portmanteau, value 12 s. , the goods of James Wyer .

WILLIAM ECKITT . I am a Bow-street patrol. I met the prisoner about a quarter-past twelve o'clock, on the 18th of May, in Crown-street, Soho, with this portmanteau concealed under his coat; I asked him where he got it? he said from No. 46, Oxford-street, and was going to take it

to his father; I said I would go to where he had got it from, and then he told me another story; I was taking him to the office and met the owner.

JAMES WYER. I am a trunk-maker , and live in Oxford-street . This is my portmanteau; it was safe in my shop about twenty minutes before ten o'clock that morning, when I went out.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-137

992. HENRY WEAKLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of April , three sets of harness, value 10 l. , the goods of Robert Tuck .

PATRICK READING . I am servant to Robert Tuck. This harness is his property; it was in the stable in Pembroke-square, Kensington ; I had seen it safe on the 15th or 17th of March, when I locked the stable door, and had the key in my pocket; next morning I found the door open and the stable stripped of the harness; I missed three sets of harness belonging to my master, and did not see it again till four or five weeks afterwards: the prisoner had been working for my master - he saw the harness in the stable, and said it was a fine set.

EDWARD KELLY . I am a scavenger at No. 12 wharf, Paddington. The prisoner came on the 21st of April to my house with another man, and brought three sets of harness in a cart, which they offered me for 4 l. - I considered it was worth 15 l. or 20 l., and detained him under pretence of getting change for a 10 l. note, while I sent for an officer, who took him.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Was there not another person in company with the prisoner? A. Yes, but he ran away; the prisoner waited for the money as I told them I had sent for change for a 10 l. note; the night before they had brought me a bridle; the other man has been taken to Marlborough-street, and let go on his own recognizance: the prisoner was committed.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The man who was with me employed me to go and sell it for him.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-138

993. CAROLINE WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , a watch, value 50 s.; two seals, value 14 s.; a purse, value 1 s., and two half-crowns, the property of Robert Henderson , from his person .

ROBERT HENDERSON. I am a tailor . I met the prisoner on the 1st of May, about six o'clock in the morning, in Church-street, St. Giles's. I had been up all night; I was quite sober - the prisoner accosted me and I went with her to her lodging, and sent her for some gin; I remained in her room about five hours - I went to bed, and was partly undressed: I put the watch on the table, and desired her not to touch it; I awoke between ten and eleven o'clock, when I missed my watch, purse, and money - I asked if she had taken it - she denied it - the door was open and she was walking about the room; she went out - I followed her - she did not get far away from me; she was never out of my sight; I gave charge of her to a watchman, but the watch was not found: the purse was found in her bosom. Upon my oath I was sober and had not given her any of these articles.

JANE FURZEMAN . I am the wife of John Furzeman . I searched the prisoner and found this steel purse on her.

Prisoner's Defence. It is my own.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-139

994. ANN CRAWFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , a gold pin, value 5 s., the goods of William Smith , from his person .

WILLIAM SMITH. I am an agent and accountant . On the 16th of April I was coming up Fetter-lane , between two and three o'clock in the morning, from a friend's house - I had just parted with some of my friends, and the prisoner came and took hold of my arm, and asked me to go to a house with her; I told her I was married and would not go with her; she continued to speak to me some time, and we got on to Southampton-buildings; she then began crying and pleaded poverty; I was going to give her a shilling to get rid of her, when she took the pin from my bosom - I seized her and called the watchman - she then accused me of knocking her down and ill-using her - I was perfectly sober.

FRANCIS MALLARD . I am a watchman. I heard Smith call for the watch - he had hold of the prisoner by her arms, and gave charge of her; he appeared to me to be sober. I took her to the watch-house, and she kept the pin in her mouth till she got there; the prosecutor said it was in her mouth - she gave it to me out of her mouth: as we were going along she swore she would swallow it; she acknowledged that she took it.

JOHN WILCOX . I am a constable. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house, charged with stealing the pin - the prosecutor appeared to be perfectly sober; as soon as the prisoner came to the watch-house she put her left hand to her mouth, and in giving it to me she said "I acknowledge that I took the pin;" immediately afterwards she said he gave it to her.

Prisoner's Defence. He went with me to a house, and we got tipsy; he gave me the pin which I put into my mouth, and as we were going along he said, he would say I took it, which I never did.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250519-140

995. MARIA DIGGINS and JANE HARRIS were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , a watch, value 6 s.; a chain, value 2 d.; and a key, value 1 d., the goods of William Gresham , from his person .

WILLIAM GRESHAM. I am a clerk , but out of a situation. I met the prisoners soon after ten o'clock on the evening of the 15th of April, in St. John-street, opposite Wilderness-row: I went to a house lower down with them, and one of them took something to drink - the other had some money; we then went to a house in West-street , for about an hour; one of them then left me, and then the other; I missed my watch - I gave an alarm, and they were stopped by the watchman - it was then past twelve o'clock: I did not give them the watch, but I spent 12 s. or 13 s. with them - I was the worse for liquor.

Prisoner DIGGINS. Q. Did you not give me 4 s., and then say I had robbed you of some money? A. No.

WILLIAM WATSON . I am a watchman. About half-past twelve o'clock those girls ran past me, and then the man come up, and said they had robbed him; I pursued

and Harris fell down - I took her; she said "Here is the watch; I did not take it; the other one did:" I sprung my rattle and the other was taken.

RICHARD AYRES . I heard the rattle sprung and saw Diggins run down Peter-street: I took her and the prosecutor said she was one of them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DIGGINS'S Defence. He offered to leave his watch for 10 s. at the house, and they would let him have but half-a-crown: he then asked if I would let him have 9 s. or 10 s., as he should like to go with Harris: he went into a house with her; they came out and were quarrelling - he said she had got his watch - she said she would not let him have it till he gave her 4 s. which he had promised her.

HARRIS'S Defence. We were coming down the street; he came and asked us to have some liquor - he took her into a house and gave her some liquor, and gave me 6 d: we went to another house, and he gave us ale and liquor till we were almost intoxicated; then he and I went into the house - he asked the servant to go and ask her master for 10 s. on the watch - they would let him have but half-a-crown; and then he gave me the watch; he then said he would have it or he would have my life; I ran from him and he pursued.

WILLIAM GRESHAM re-examined. Q. Did you give any one your watch to pledge? A. Yes; the servant of the house, but it was returned to me, and I put it into my pocket - I did not perceive that it was gone till the prisoner Harris left me.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-141

996. PATRICK M'COY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of April , a handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of Benjamin Blay , from his person .

BENJAMIN BLAY. On the 8th of April I was going up Tottenham-court-road , I felt a pull, and saw the prisoner taking my handkerchief from my pocket - I seized him and took him to the watch-house.

GEORGE BLAY . I was with my brother - he said he had lost his handkerchief, and we took the prisoner.

JOHN WYAT . I am an officer. I took charge of him, and have the handkerchief.

Prisoner. I hope your Lordship and the jury will have mercy upon me - it is the first time I was ever here.

GUILTY . Aged 12.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18250519-142

997. JOHN LARNEY was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , eight hundred bricks, value 40 s., the goods of Thomas Want and John Richardson , his masters .

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

GEORGE STRANSON . I am foreman to John Richardson and Thomas Want - the prisoner was their carman ; their wharf is at the City-basin : they are building a wall at the House of Correction, Cold Bath-fields. On the 16th of April they sent four loads of brick there, from their wharf, by the prisoner; I saw them loaded: he took one load at eight o'clock, one about eleven, one about half-past two or three, and the fourth about five o'clock. Between twelve and one o'clock I am sure he was at the City-road-basin, which is nearly a mile from Cold Bath-fields; he asked me what time it was; he had then a load of between eight and nine hundred bricks - he was the only person with it.

JAMES MILLS . I am foreman of the works at the House of Correction. On the 16th of April I saw the prisoner come there about eight o'clock in the morning; it is my business to receive the materials that come there; he came again about eleven, and the third time about five; I had not left the place from eight o'clock in the morning till five, except between twelve and one, when I went to get my dinner, and again soon after two, to go to the office, and then I left Robins there; when the prisoner came about five o'clock, I asked him how he came to be so long - he said he could not get loaded, on account of the number of carts; I said he need not have been five hours; he said, "I brought you one load between twelve and one o'clock, while you was at dinner, and put them down here" - but I am quite sure there were no bricks there but what I had left in the morning, which were about twelve hundred. I went to the City-road, and inquired how many loads had been sent, and the foreman showed me a paper, which stated that he had delivered four loads to him, at the times he has mentioned.

JOHN ROBINS . I am in the employ of Messrs. Want and Richardson. I was employed at the House of Correction, but I was at dinner between twelve and one o'clock.

GEORGE STRANSON re-examined. Q. Are you certain that the prisoner was at the City-road-basin, between twelve and one o'clock? A. Yes; he asked me if he should have his dinner - I said, "Just as you like, I am going to get something to eat." He was in the wharf till two o'clock, and then he went out with his load.

Prisoner's Defence. When I took the bricks and put them down there were two or three thousands more with them, and several other carters were drawing out at the time.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Six Months and Publicly Whipped .

Reference Number: t18250519-143

998. ANN MUCKELL was indicted for stealing, a pelisse, value 5 s.; a flat iron, value 6 d.; two books, value 30 s.; two aprons, value 2 s.; a knife, value 2 d.; a fork, value 2 d.; two handkerchiefs, value 6 d.; a frock, value 2 s.; a waistcoat, value 6 s., and twelve halfpence, the property of William Smith , her master .

WILLIAM SMITH. I am a smith , and live at No. 15, Fitzroy-market . The prisoner was brought from the workhouse to assist my wife, who has been ill ever since Christmas; I missed the articles stated in the indictment: she went away without giving me notice on the 21st of April; she went to the workhouse, and got her discharge. I never saw her again till she was taken into custody.

JOHN ELDERKIN . I live with Mr. Wadmore, pawnbroker, Tottenham-court-road. I have a book, pawned on the 19th of April, in the name of Smith - I believe by the prisoner.

GEORGE GRAHAM . I live with Mr. Baylis, a pawnbroker. I have a spoon, pawned on the 19th of April, by the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I did it for want of food; what I had was not sufficient for me: I put them in his name, thinking to get them out again.

GUILTY . Aged 41.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-144

999. WILLIAM THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , a half-crown , the money of William Green .

ELIZABETH GREEN . I live in Covent-garden ; my husband's name is William: we are fruiterers . On the 14th of May the prisoner came to get half-a-crown changed - I gave him 2 s. 6 d., and he then asked if I could give him sixpences for it; I said I believed I could not: he returned me the silver, and I returned him his half-crown again; he took the silver up again, and said, "This will not do at all;" I said, "I can give you copper" - he said "That will not do." He then leaned over my shoulder, and said, "My horse is gone," and ran off with my half-crown; he was taken in about half an hour - I am certain of his person.

GEORGE WEBBER . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody; he offered me and my partner 1 l. to let him go.

Prisoner's Defence. My cart went away while I was getting the change to pay the toll; I meant to come again and give it to her.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined One Month and Publicly Whipped .

Reference Number: t18250519-145

1000. JOHN MURPHY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of April , a jacket, value 5 s. , the goods of Samuel Moore Burridge .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-146

1001. THOMAS JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of April , two pairs of trowsers, value 5 s. , the good of Abraham Sealander .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-147

1002. CATHERINE DEADY was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May , a watch, value 25 s.; two seals, value 3 d., and a key, value 3 d. , the goods of Thomas Haines .

THOMAS HAINES. I live at No. 2, Steven's-buildings, Mary-le-bone . I saw my watch about half-past eight o'clock in the morning of the 18th of May, in a drawer in my front parlour; I went out - when I returned it was gone. The prisoner lived next door to me, and had no right in my room; I shut the door, but did not lock it: she has lived there three years, and had a good character.

MATTHEW BAYFIELD . I live with Mr. Ross, of Paddington - he is a pawnbroker. I have a watch, pawned on the 18th of May, by the prisoner, between one and three o'clock.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I only meant to take it for a day or two, from mere distress.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-148

1003. JOHN TWYMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , two umbrellas, value 5 s., the goods of John Green ; and a coat, value 5 s. , the goods of William Stafford Wittingham .

JOHN GREEN. I live at No. 33, Soho-square , in the service of Mr. William Stafford Wittingham. On the 20th of April I saw the prisoner passing through the house, with something folded in his apron; he went out - I followed, and took him in the street, with two umbrellas and a great coat; he was quite a stranger.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-149

1004. JAMES SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of April , a jacket, value 20 s. , the goods of George Toss .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-150

1005. JOHN RANDALL was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , a handkerchief, value 2 s., and a pair of gaiters, value 2 d., the goods of John Newlen ; a pair of trowsers, value 3 s.; two handkerchiefs, value 4 s., and an apron, value 2 d. , the goods of James Newlen, the elder .

MICHAEL HUGHES . I am a watchman. On the 11th of April I was on duty near Mr. Newlen's house, in George-street, Spitalfields ; I saw the prisoner come out of that house about half-past three o'clock in the morning - he stopped at the door, put on his shoes, and ran away; he dropped a handkerchief; I called and told him of it - he took it up and ran away. I went to Mrs. Newlen's, and asked her if she had lost any thing; she said she had: I pursued, and took him in Brick-lane, with the bundle.

JOHN NEWLEN . I live with my father - my brothers, James and Robert, sleep in the same room with me, I had seen the property safe the night before, when we went to bed; this handkerchief, and these straps are mine - the rest of the property is my brother's.

MARGARET NEWLEN . The prisoner had been in the employ of my husband for a fortnight and three days. I had seen my children with these things on on the Sunday evening.

Prisoner's Defence. I leave myself to the mercy of the Court. My father has been a soldier, and is at the poorhouse at Salisbury; he gave me some money to come and get work, which I did.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Whipped , and sent to the Refuge for the Destitute .

Reference Number: t18250519-151

1006. ARCHIBALD MICHIE was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , a pair of trowsers, value 10 s. , the goods of Samuel Benjamin .

BENJAMIN BENJAMIN . I live with Samuel Benjamin, a salesman , in Mary-le-bone-lane . On the 24th of April these trowsers hung outside the shop - I received information, pursued the prisoner, and found the trowsers in his hat, about sixty or seventy yards from the house; he denied having them till I found them.

The prisoner pleaded distress, and received an excellent character.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18250519-152

1007. JOHN MATTHEWS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , 4 lbs. of pork, value 2 s. , the goods of George Jackson .

GEORGE JACKSON. I keep a cheesemonger's shop , at Knightsbridge . On the 28th of April the prisoner came in, and asked the price of my eggs; I remembered him, and kept my eye upon him - he pretended to be tipsy: I noticed how many pieces of pork I had in my shop; he

bought 6 d. worth of eggs, and one of his companions, who was at the door, called out, "Jack, have a bit of bacon with your eggs;" I took the knife, and asked what part of bacon he would like - while I turned he ran out; I followed, and took him with a piece of pork, which he threw down.

Prisoner. I had my hands full of eggs, and could not have taken the pork. Witness. I saw him throw the pork down; I made him pick it up, and bring it back again. The eggs were in his bosom and his left hand.

WILLIAM FRENCH . I am a watchman. I took charge of the prisoner, and have the pork.

Prisoner's Defence. I went into the shop to buy some eggs - I did not take the pork, nor could I, as my hands were full of eggs.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-153

1008. CATHERINE LAKE was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , 7 lbs. of beef, value 4 s. , the goods of Charles Baker .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-154

1009. JOHN GUNN was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of March , a flight of steps, value 7 s. , the goods of James Almeroth .

JAMES ALMEROTH. I am a baker , and live in Church-lane, Whitechapel . The prisoner, who was a stranger to me, came with Mr. Friend's compliments, and he would be glad if I would lead him a pair of steps, which I did. - Friend is not here.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-155

1010. SUSAN GARRAT was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , a watch, value 1 l.; a seal, value 1 s.; a key, value 4 d., and a knife, value 4 d. , the goods of William Paxton, the younger .

WILLIAM PAXTON. I live at No. 9, New-terrace, Kensington , and am a baker - the prisoner was servant to Mr. Edwards, a fishmonger, next door but one. About nine o'clock one night, about three months before Christmas, I lost my watch and seal from a nail over my parlour fire place - I had seen it safe in the course of the day, and the prisoner had been in the house that day for bread. I did not find it till the 3d of May.

GEORGE HULL . I am a constable. I took the prisoner into custody on the 3d of May, on another charge; I searched her, and upon the top of the calf of her right leg I found this watch, seal, key, and knife; they were tied in a piece of flannel, and confined between two garters.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor's wife used to get me to fetch liquor for her, and she gave me the watch.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-156

1011. THOMAS GRINDLEY and THOMAS NEWMAN were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , three yards of linen, value 2 s. 6 d. , the goods of John Birt .

WILHELMINA CLARKE . I am servant to Mr. Birt, a linen-draper , of Little Russell-street, Covent-garden . On the 12th of May I saw the two prisoners come into the shop, with two others, about seven o'clock in the evening; my master was behind the counter, reading the newspaper; I watched, and saw Newman take a piece of cloth off a rail, and he assisted Grindley to put it under his coat; they went out; I gave the alarm, and pursued - they were taken two doors off: I took hold of Grindley myself, with the linen under his coat; he was brought into the shop, and it was taken from him; Newman came back at the same time.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Were you not at the office when Newman was brought up, and did you not say you did not know whether he was one or not? A. No, I did not. They had been in the shop about two minutes.

JOHN BIRT. The property is mine. Clarke gave an alarm - my young man and her went out, and brought back the prisoners; the linen was found upon Grindley.

NEWMAN's Defence. I was going down the street with a shipmate of mine, and we were looking into the house of the prosecutor, as he was going to buy a handkerchief; the young woman came out and took Grindley by the arm, and said he must go back; she then looked round, and said there was another person with him - the shopman turned to me, and said, "Do you think this is him?" she said, "I don't know."

GRINDLEY's Defence. I was with a shipmate; he went into this shop, brought out the cloth, and gave it to me, telling me to keep it dry - it rained, and I put it under my jacket.

GRINDLEY - GUILTY . Aged 17.

NEWMAN - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-157

1012. EMMA FARRELL , SARAH MORGAN , ELEANOR DOUGLAS , and ELIZABETH MATEER , were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , four yards of muslin, value 10 s. , the goods of John Gough Baldwin .

SARAH MARGARET BALDWIN . My husband's name is John Gough Baldwin - he is in the guards . I am a dress maker. On the 19th of May I was out, and when I came home I missed this property.

LOUISA DRANE . On the 19th of May three of the prisoners came to Mrs. Baldwin's shop, and Farrell came afterwards with a basket in her hand; Morgan asked to look at a halfpenny book: this dress laid on the table - I missed it while I was serving, and Farrell was gone off. I did not say any thing to the others, but ran after Farrell.

JOSEPH COOPER . I am an officer. I went with Baldwin to look for the prisoners - I saw three of them, and Morgan had the basket in her hand. I inquired where the other was, and Morgan told me where she lived; we went to the house, and saw Farrell, who said she threw it down, for the others to take it back. When we met them they were coming back towards Mrs. Baldwin's.

FARRELL's Defence. I was standing at the door with my basket - Mateer came out, and put the frock into it; I took it up, and ran away, and when I was pursued I threw it down, for them to take it back.

FARRELL - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Three Months .

MORGAN - NOT GUILTY .

DOUGLAS - NOT GUILTY .

MATEER - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-158

1013. JOHN FITZGERALD was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April , a stove, value 7 s. , the goods of William Taylor .

WILLIAM TAYLOR. I am a smith , and live in Red Lion-street, Holborn . I had two stoves tied at my door for sale; I missed one, and was out looking for it, and met the prisoner at the top of Hatton-wall, with it on his shoulder.

WILLIAM LEE . I am an officer, and was in company with Taylor; we saw the prisoner with the stove on his shoulder - he said he had bought it of a man, in Holborn, 5 s.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

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

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-159

1014. JOSEPH DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , two loaves of bread, value 18 d. , the goods of John Rockenbank .

SAMUEL CORN . I am a baker , in the service of Mr. John Rockenbank. I was out with my master's loaves on the 30th of April, and put down my basket at the corner of Edward-street, Westminster ; I went into a public-house to leave a loaf - I came out in about four or five minutes, and saw the prisoner with two under loaves his arm, in custody - the constable asked me if I had lost any; I counted my loaves, and found I had.

THOMAS YORKE . I am a constable. I saw Corn put down his basket; the prisoner went and looked into it; I stepped into a doorway, and on looking out a minute afterwards I saw him with the loaves under his arm, just coming from the basket.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18250519-160

1015. ABRAHAM BOLTON was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , two bells, value 5 s. , the goods of Charles Mills .

WILLIAM THURLOW . On the 19th of May I was near Mr. Charles Mills's house, and met the prisoner carrying two bells; I stopped him, and informed Mr. Mills.

THOMAS RICHARDS . I am in the employ of Mr. Mills; he is a Director of the East India House . There were four bells on a form in the back kitchen; they were all safe at eight o'clock in the morning. I was at dinner in the kitchen, and heard the alarm; I pursued the prisoner, and found him with them.

JOHN MARTIN . I am a constable. I took the prisoner, and found the two bells, one in his hand, and the other in his hat.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-161

1016. JANE BIRD was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , three knives, value 4 s. 6 d., and two forks, value 1 s. 6 d. , the goods of Mary Hitchcock .

ROBERT EDWARDS . I live with Mrs. Mary Hitchcock, who keeps the London Hotel, Albemarle-street . The prisoner used to bring us garden stuff from Covent-garden . We had missed some knives, forks, plates, and other things, and suspecting her I went with Schofield to her lodgings, where we found three knives and two forks belonging to my mistress.

ELIZABETH DRAPER . I am cook at Mrs. Hitchcock's. I have seen the prisoner in the kitchen repeatedly. I never gave her any of this property.

BENJAMIN SCHOFIELD . I went to search her lodgings, and found these three knives and two forks.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I worked for eight years in the house, and nothing was ever laid to my charge. The cook and I were in the habit of having a quartern of gin - on this day I refused to get it, as I was poor; she said, "I will match you;" she then put her hand into her pocket, and gave me a shilling to get three quarterns of gin; I then went back, and took my bundle, and took it home; when I took the bundle in my little girl opened it, and said, "Mother, here is a knife and fork;" I said it must have been put in by mistake. The two white handled knives are my own.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18250519-162

1017. CATHERINE ARMSTRONG was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of April , a pair of trowsers, value 8 s. , the goods of Thomas Wood .

FREDERICK DORRINGTON . I am an officer. On the 8th of April I took the prisoner, on a charge of stealing bacon; as we were going to the watch-house I saw a pair of trowsers in her apron.

WILLIAM HAWES BEECROFT . I am in the employ of Mr. Thomas Wood, a pawnbroker , in St. Giles's . These trowsers were my master's; I had hung them up about eight o'clock in the morning, and went out soon afterwards.

WILLIAM PRITCHARD . I am an officer, and was with Dorrington when the prisoner was taken. I had seen the trowsers in the morning, and knew them again.

Prisoner's Defence. A man gave me them to pawn.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18250519-163

1018. WILLIAM AYRE was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of April , two tea-spoons, value 5 s. , the goods of Richard Keene .

WILLIAM SELLERS . I am an officer. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house on the 17th of April; I searched him, and found two silver tea-spoons in his pocket; I asked him whose they were, and he said his own.

MARY KEENE . I am the wife of Richard Keene - he is a publican ; the prisoner has frequently come to our house with his master: I missed a spoon about three months ago, and afterwards another, but cannot swear that these are them.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-164

1019. REBECCA NORTH was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , a half sovereign, two crowns, two shillings, and a sixpence, the monies of Edward Terry , from his person .

EDWARD TERRY. I am a journeyman butcher . On the 15th of May I fell in with a girl in White-lion-street,

Whitechapel, about a quarter before twelve o'clock at night. I was a little the worse for liquor, and had a purse with two sovereigns, a half sovereign, two half-crowns, two shillings, and a sixpence in it: I went home with her to a street in Whitechapel ; we went up stairs and I saw the prisoner there; she left the room; I then gave the other girl a sixpence, and fivepence farthing in copper; **** she called the prisoner, and said "Rebecca, you had better go with him:" the prisoner was on the bed with me, but got up and went down stairs directly; I then missed the purse, and all that was in it: I went down and caught her in the court, with several other women - she got away but I called the watchman, and she was taken a short time afterwards in my presence - there was 1 l. 14 s. 6 d. found on her, but I have not seen the purse.

THOMAS BROWN . I am a watchman. I heard of the robbery and took her (in consequence of the prosecutor's description of her person) within about twenty yards of the spot: I said to the prosecutor

"Do you know either of these women?" and he pointed out the prisoner; I found in her hand one sovereign, one half sovereign, and 4 s. 6 d., which she said Jack had given her - the prosecutor appeared to me to be sober.

Prisoner. Q. Do I not live with a man? A. Yes, you live with a tailor; I saw him soon afterwards - I asked him what he had given you? he said 10 s.

JOHN LEWIN . I was with Brown - what he has said is correct.

JOHN HART . I am watch-house keeper. I searched the prisoner, and found two half-crowns, two shillings, two sixpences, and eighteen-pence in copper, in her pocket.

Prisoner's Defence. The money was given me by the man who I live with - I had 10 s. in my pocket when I was taken to the watch-house, which was my own.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250519-165

1020. DANIEL DRISCOLL , MARGARET ARMSTRONG , and THOMAS DRISCOLL , were indicted for, that they, on the 16th of April , twenty false and counterfeit shillings, and four counterfeit half-crowns, none of them being cut in pieces, feloniously did put off to one George Sleater Larom , at and for a lower rate than the same did, by their denomination import, and were counterfeited for, (i.e.) for 9 s .

THREE OTHER COUNTS varying the manner of laying the charge.

MR. BOLLAND conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM HALL . I am a constable. In consequence of information I had received, I gave instructions to a man named Larom; I gave him one crown, one half-crown, and ten shillings and a sixpence, and marked one part of the money, and Perry marked the other. I had searched him previously - he had no other money about him but this 18 s. - we went in company to the house of the prisoners, in Petticoat-lane, on a Saturday evening: Larom and a man of the name of M'Carty, who was to introduce him, went into the house - Perry, and Drew, a brother officer, stood near the house, and I stood a little further off: after they had been in nearly an hour, Larom came out, and he said he had got twenty shillings and four half-crowns for 9 s.; we then went to the house and there found the prisoners and M'Carty: I asked Daniel Driscoll what money he had about him; he said very little; I pulled this sixpence out of his pocket; he said "That is a good one, is it not?" I said "Yes;" it had my mark upon it. I found on Armstrong two shillings, one has my mark, and the other has Perry's: I then searched Thomas Driscoll, and found on him a sixpence of my marking: I took from Larom twenty counterfeit shillings, four counterfeit half-crowns, one crown piece, and a half-crown of the marked money. I found on Thomas Driscoll, one shilling which was not marked, which I gave him back; the counterfeit money was wrapped in a rag with some paper inside.

DANIEL PERRY . I produce four counterfeit half-crowns, and one good crown and one half-crown marked by myself.

- DREW. I have got twenty shillings, which were taken from Larom by Hall and given to me.

GEORGE SLEATER LAROM. I am a biscuit-baker , and live in Castle-street, Whitechapel. On the 16th of April I was acting under the direction of the officers; I received 18 s. in good silver from them - they had searched me and saw that I had no more money about me: I then went to a house at the corner of Wentworth-street, Petticoat-lane , in company with M'Carty: we went into the two-pair back-room, and saw the three prisoners at tea; M'Carty went in first; they asked him and me to sit down and take tea: M'Carty and them then talked in Irish for some time: after that M'Carty said that I wanted to deal with them - I then asked Daniel Driscoll what a pounds worth of counterfeit coin was, and he said "Six shillings;" I then asked for 10 s., in sixpences - he said they would be 3 s.; I gave him 3 s.; and then asked him what a sovereign would be - Armstrong said she did not know whether she could get one: she then went out, and when she returned she said she could not get sixpences nor sovereigns, nor half sovereigns. I then said I would take 20 s. in shillings: I then gave 3 s. more to Daniel Driscoll, and said could he get me four half-crowns - Armstrong said she would try: she then went out and was gone about eight minutes, and returned with two different parcels - one contained twenty shillings and the other four half-crowns; she opened the parcel with the twenty shillings, and said, "Here, my dear, here's the 20 s." - she then opened the paper with the four half-crowns, and took some tallow off the candle with her thumb, and said she would make them look dull, and I must rub them all alike, and they would look like good ones. Thomas Driscoll then came round the table and rubbed one of the shillings in the same manner: he then got a piece of rag and wrapped them up in it: I told him he had no occasion to do that as I could do it when I got home: this is the money which the officers took from me: I then said if they could let me have a sovereign I should be glad, and they said, a respectable young man like me, with a horse and cart, could easily pass sovereigns if I had another person with me; Thomas Driscoll said, I could easily take a bit of grease from my cart and make them look dull; I asked if it was all right, and they said yes; they had been there sixteen years, and had never got into trouble about it. When we were all in the room, in custody of the officers. Armstrong said "For Christ's sake make a bolt;" I said to James M'Carty "What a pretty mess you have

brought me into;" and D. Driscoll said "It is all right, never fear."

Prisoner DANIEL DRISCOLL. Q. Did I touch your money? A. Yes, you counted it over twice, and could not make it right, then the woman counted it, and said it was all right, and you put it into your pocket.

JOHN FIELD . I belong to his Majesty's Mint - these shillings are all counterfeit, and from the same die, and the half-crowns likewise.

DANIEL DRISCOLL'S Defence. When these men came into my room they brought half a pint of gin and a pot of beer - the witness gave me a half-crown to get some more beer - they then said "There is no tobacco;" I gave a shilling to get some, and I then had 1 s. 6 d. in change; that is all I can say.

ARMSTRONG'S Defence. They brought in the liquor and the beer, and told me to give them a glass, to drink some gin in; he made me take two glasses: he said that as he was coming down the lane two men asked him if he wanted any thing, and said they could get him some bad money, and perhaps, as I lived near, I might know how to get it better than him: I said I had not any thing to do with it; but he pressed me to go, and gave me 9 s. to go; I went to the door and then returned and said I could not get any; he pressed me to go again and very unfortunately I did go, and a man, who I think is here now, gave me the money wrapped up in a bit of paper, and said it was 9 s., - I took the paper but do not know what was in it - I gave it to him - he put it into his pocket, and then went down and brought up the officers to take me.

THOMAS DRISCOLL'S Defence. I did not get off my seat at all; I was just going to bed and had been but a short time from the country: I had nothing to do with the money: the sixpence I had given to the man was what I had given for my lodging.

DANIEL DRISCOLL - GUILTY . Aged 60.

ARMSTRONG - GUILTY . Aged 45.

Confined One Year .

THOMAS DRISCOLL - GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined One Year , and Twice Publicly Whipped .

Reference Number: t18250519-166

1021. LEIPMAN LEIPMAN was indicted for a like offence .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-167

Middlesex Cases, Fourth Jury, Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1022. WILLIAM CATLIN and JOSEPH CARROLL were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , a handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of John Edwards , from his person .

JOHN EDWARDS. I am an accountant . On the 20th of April I was in Regent-street , opposite to Carlton-palace; it was a Court day, and there were a great many people; a man asked me if I had lost any thing - I felt my pocket and missed my handkerchief, which I had used a short time before; the man then rushed by me and secured the prisoners and two others, and said "These are the rascals who have got your handkerchief:" I got out of the crowd, and when I got a little distance I was overtaken and my handkerchief given to me.

THOMAS WILSON . I am an officer. I was in the crowd on the 20th of April, and saw Carroll take the handkerchief from Mr. Edwards's pocket, which he gave to Catlin - there were two other boys with them - they were all round the gentleman.

DANIEL REARON . I was with the witness and saw Carroll take something from Mr. Edwards's pocket - I could not see what, but I saw him hand it to Catlin; I pursued and took the handkerchief from Catlin's breeches.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CARROLL'S Defence. I was going on an errand and being in the crowd I was taken: I was not near the gentleman's pocket.

CATLIN - GUILTY . Aged 14.

CARROLL - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18250519-168

1023. CORNELIUS DRISCOLL was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , four pewter pots, value 8 s.; six pewter lids, value 6 s.: three pewter ice moulds, value 6 s.; 8 lbs. of pewter, value 40 s., and 60 lbs. of lead, value 15 s. , the goods of Robert Gunter ; and ELEANOR DUNDERDALE was indicted for feloniously receiving the same knowing them to have been stolen .

MR. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

JOHN DENTON . I was at work at Mr. Gunter's on Monday, the 25th of April, towards evening; the prisoner Driscoll told me to take hold of this basket and go on, and he would follow me - it had pewter in it: I went with it to Peter-street, and into an iron shop: Driscoll overtook me in Conduit-street, and then he led the way; when we got to the house we saw a woman, but I do not know whether it was Dunderdale or not, but she put it into the scale and said it came to 2 s. 9 d.; I took the 2 s. 9 d. and came out, and gave Driscoll the basket, and he asked me to give him a shilling, which I did and was taken into custody the same evening.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Did you tell what you have stated now, immediately you were taken? A. No, not till after my first examination before the Magistrate - I then charged Driscoll. I had been in custody all night before I told.

COURT. Q. Did you give your account before the Magistrate that night when you were taken? A. No, not till the next day. I think Dunderdale is the woman - I am sure she is the same woman.

JAMES PAYNE . I am groom to Mr. Gunter. On the 25th of April I was in South Bruton-mews, where Mr. Gunter's stables are, and saw Denton with a basket, about six o'clock in the evening; it had some pots and a mould in it: I followed him up Conduit-street, and from there to No. 24, Peter-street, Broad-street, Carnaby-market; I stopped there about ten minutes but did not see any thing of Driscoll; there were several persons about - I did not wait till Denton came out: I went home and told my master, and as I was going out again I met Denton, but did not see Driscoll at all.

BENJAMIN SCHOFIELD . I am an officer of Marlborough-street. I went with Mr. Gunter's groom and Plank to No. 24, Peter-street, about seven o'clock in the evening - I saw the female prisoner there; Plank told her he had got a search warrant, and asked if she had not bought

some pewter and some lead; she was rather agitated, and then said she had, and it was under the counter - that she gave 4 d. a pound for the pewter, and 1 1/2 d. a pound for the lead. I took Driscoll into custody on the Wednesday following, in Church-street, St. Giles's; he denied all knowledge of it then, but on the following Saturday, at the Office, he said he had been in company with Denton twice that day, and went with him to the shop on the first occasion, with some lead - that he had carried it part of the way, and Denton the rest, and sold it; that upon the second occasion he went to the shop but received no money for it: this was said when Denton was coming into the room - he mentioned that Dunderdale was the person who purchased it. I do not think I stated the whole of this to the Magistrates - I certainly stated some parts of it before Sir George Farrant, who generally takes it down himself.

SAMUEL PLANK . I am the chief officer of Marlborough-street. I went with Schofield to the house in Peter-street; I saw Mrs. Dunderdale there - she knew me; I told her I was come to search for some pewter, and she said "Mr. Plank it is under the counter;" I said "If you had not told me I should have found it as I have a warrant:" I delivered them to Schofield.

Cross-examined. Q. Did she say she had done it, and done wrong? A. Yes, she did.

ROBERT GUNTER. I am in partnership with my cousin, John Gunter . I know this property to be ours, most of it has my name on it - as old pewter they allow me 9 d. a pound for it.

DRISCOLL'S Defence. Denton swore "D - n your eyes, will you have some of this pewter?" on the Monday, while we were; there and he came and called me out of a pub-house - he took an empty basket down, and put some lead into it, and put some rubbish on the top of it; I thought it was all rubbish, and was going to empty it out; he followed me, and said, "Go on, go on," and then I put down the basket; he took it, and did what he pleased with it. I then came back, and said to one of my companions that I thought all was not right, and I would have nothing more to do with it. Denton then came back, and went to the ice hole, and came up again with a basket of pewter; Mr. Gunter's man saw him with it.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-169

1024. GEORGE LAYTON was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , a watch, value 15 s.; a seal, value 5 s.; a key, value 1 d., and a ribbon, value 1 d., the goods of James Spear , from his person .

JAMES SPEAR. I live in New-street, Dorset-square. On Wednesday morning, the 11th of May, about two o'clock, I was returning from a public-house on the other side of Westminster-bridge, and found I had drank too much - some person came to me, and in a kind manner offered me his assistance, which I was glad to accept. I suppose I must have told him where I lived - when we got near my own door I pulled out my watch to see the time; he immediately snatched it from me, and ran off; I gave an alarm, and be was taken in a minute or two.

THOMAS WINNETT . I live in York-street, Westminster, and am a watchman. I was calling four o'clock in York-mews, on the 11th of this month; I heard the cry, and went to Davis-street ; I saw the prisoner running, and stopped him: he struck me on my chin, and my hat fell off; assistance came, and he was taken. He said, "What am I stopped for?" the prosecutor came up, and said, "You have got my watch, give it me;" the prisoner said, "I have not got it;" we went back to Davis-street, and there saw the watch laying in an area, at the place where I first collared him, about a quarter of a mile from the place where Mr. Spear lives.

THOMAS PERRING . I am a watchman of Mary-le-bone. On the 11th of May, at four o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner running round Davis-street; I pursued him, and saw him in the custody of Winnett; I assisted to take him back to York-place, where we found the prosecutor, who asked him for his watch; he said he had got none: the serjeant of the night came, and we searched him, but found nothing. In going down Baker-street the prosecutor again said, "Take counsel, and give me my watch;" the prisoner said he was never in a watch-house in his life. I then asked him where it was, and he said he had thrown it down the area in the street where we came from; I went back, and saw it down an area, and a person who lodges in the house gave it me up.

WILLIAM SELLERS . I am watch-house keeper. I received charge of the prisoner - he said he was very sorry for what he had done, and hoped the prosecutor would forgive him.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Recommended to Mercy. - Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250519-170

1025. JOHN HOLMES and EDWARD GEORGE were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , a handkerchief, value 5 s., and a card case, value 1 s., the goods of Isaac Cooke , from his person .

GEORGE COOKE . On the 6th of May I was walking up Titchbourn-street , about half-past five o'clock in the afternoon, with my father - a gentleman took my father's arm, and pulled him across the street; he pointed to the prisoner George, and said, "That man has robbed you" - he picked up a card case, ran over, and secured the other prisoner; my father then found he had lost his handkerchief - we took them into a public-house, and my father charged them with having his handkerchief, which they denied. We sent for an officer, who took them into a back room; just as they were gone we found the handkerchief on the floor, where they had been standing; George said he had had the card case.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. What is become of the gentleman? A. He went away when the people began to collect. My father is gone into the country.

THOMAS COOK . I am an officer. I went to the house, and took charge of the prisoners.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-171

1026. JOHN STEWART was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of April , a breast pin, value 5 s., the goods of William Thomas Oliver , from his person .

WILLIAM THOMAS OLIVER. I live at Stratford, and am a tanner . On the 21st of April I went to Covent-garden Theatre , with two ladies; Mr. M'Donald spoke to me, and said I was robbed - I then missed my pin out of my handkerchief; I saw it again in the possession of a woman

about a quarter of an hour afterwards; I had not seen the prisoner before.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. In what part of the pit was you? A. I believe it is what is called the King's side; there was a great rush of persons to get it: I had got down among the seats, and my friends had sat down at the edge of the seats; this was before seven o'clock: there were persons in the pit about me, and persons in the boxes near me; I do not know when I had seen the pin.

ANN CHISWICK . I was in the pit of Covent-garden theatre - I picked up a pin after the prisoner was taken out; I saw him taken down the steps out at the door, but did not see him taken in the pit. I do not know whether he had been near the spot where I found the pin; I pointed out to the officer where I found it - it was close to the spot where the ladies were sitting who had come with the prosecutor; he was sitting with them, just at the end of the seats.

JOHN M'DONALD . I am an extra constable. I was in the pit of Covent-garden Theatre on the 21st of April, and saw the prisoner on the Princes' side, and then on the King's side, near to where Mr. Oliver was placing two ladies in their seats; the prisoner ran up right against him, and deliberately put his hand up to the pin, and drew it out; I instantly seized him by the collar, and called to the prosecutor that his pin was gone - at the same time I saw the prisoner throw it down in the passage; a party of young men came up, and said I should let him go, as he was a gentleman. I was beat about, and severely wounded, but I kept him in custody, and called Murder! Chiswick pointed out the place where she found the pin, it is where I saw him throw it down.

Cross-examined. Q. Did the pin roll? A. Yes, down to the left. There were persons in the boxes over head, and persons trying to get seats all round the pit.

Q. Is there besides yourself a single person who will say they saw this person deliberately take the pin out of the prosecutor's breast? A. I thought myself sufficient; they were both standing up: the ladies were sitting by his side.

JURY to MR. OLIVER. Q. Who were the ladies that were with you? A. The wife and daughter of a tradesman at Stratford. I can swear to the prisoner being one of the persons about me.

Prisoner's Defence I have not been in town above three weeks. I was in the pit, but know nothing of the robbery.

JURY to MR. OLIVER. Q. Did you see the officer being beat by the party? A. I heard some noise, but did not see him beat; he said he had been ill-used, and his side was hurt.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250519-172

1027. JAMES JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of May , three sovereigns, the monies of John Angstrom , from his person .

JOHN ANGSTROM. I am a Swede, and live in Margaret's-buildings, New Gravel-lane. On the night of the 17th of May I went across the water, and took out my money to pay the waterman; I dropped a sovereign in the boat, and the waterman pushed me into the water; I could not swim to catch the boat, and so I got to shore. I came across the prisoner in the street, and he took me to a countryman of mine, to get something to drink; I sat by the fire, and dried myself, and sent a man to get me a pair of stockings; I wanted to come to this side of the water again with this man, and he put his hand into my pocket; I said, "What are you about?" and he said, "Never mind, I will go with you to the other side of the water," which he did - when we came here we went into a public-house, and I gave him something to drink. I had had five sovereigns, and the waterman took one; I then found I had but one left: the prisoner went away, and I told the people of the house what I had lost; a man took my part, and went to get the prisoner back again. I was very drunk.

Prisoner. There were about a hundred persons round, and the prosecutor was standing with some money in his hand; my master said to me, "Take this man home with you;" as we were going along he asked me where he could go to dry himself, as he was wet - we went to a house, and he called for rum; he said then to me, "You had better take this money, and give it me in the morning" - he gave me two sovereigns. He would not go home, and I said I would take it to his brother. Witness. I did not give him my money at all.

ARCHER PALMER . I live in Ayliffe-street. I was at a public-house in New Gravel-lane last Tuesday night - the prosecutor came in with the prisoner - they had a glass of rum each, and then came in the tap-room. The prisoner left the house shortly afterwards - an account was then given that the prosecutor had lost his money; I went after the prisoner, and told him to return - he refused at first, but I threatened him with an officer, and then he came back. As he was returning into the public-house he stooped down to his shoe, and I saw three sovereigns roll out of his hand; I picked up two of them, and he picked up the other.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-173

1028. JOSEPH LEDLEY was indicted for bigamy .

MARY DIXON . The prisoner married my daughter in 1811; she is now living. No other witness is here.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-174

OLD COURT.

FOURTH DAY. MONDAY, MAY 23.

London Cases - Second Jury.

Before Mr. Recorder.

1029. HENRY ALLCROFT was indicted for a misdemeanour .

MR. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM WARD. I am warehouseman to William Leaf , James Coles , and William Leaf, jun. , warehousemen , of Old Change . On Saturday, the 2d of April , the prisoner came to the warehouse and said he came from Walker, of the Commercial-road, and wanted two pieces of lutestring or gros de Naples, which is the same - Walker is a customer of ours: I looked them out and handed them over to Hunt to enter; he came again on Monday, and said he

wanted a piece of black lutestring, which I also looked out, and handed over to be entered. On the following Saturday he came again, and said he wanted a piece of gros de Naples, a good one, for Mr. Walker, of the Commercial-road: it was shewn to him - he approved of it, and asked for another piece on approbation, which were given to Phillips to enter.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Have you seen the entry in the books? A. Yes, it is entered to Walker, as taken by Allcroft - he brought an order the first time.

RICHARD HUNT . I am in Messrs. Leaf's employ. On the 2d of April this silk was delivered to me to enter; I asked the prisoner who it was for - he said for C. Walker, of the Commercial-road; I directed one of the clerks to enter them to Walker - the parcel was tied up; I said "It is unusual to let goods go by a stranger without a written order;" he immediately pulled one from his pocket, which I produce; I gave him the goods and he went away with them - they were worth 22 l.

(Order read). "Please to let the bearer have one length of black Gros de Naples, about 4 s. or 4 s. 3 d.; one length of Waterloo do. 4 s.

C. Walker, Commercial-road."

WILLIAM PHILLIPS . I am warehouseman to the prosecutors. On the 9th of April Ward brought me two pieces of goods, and said the prisoner would take them with him; the prisoner said "I come from Walker, of the Commercial-road, and am in a great hurry; I wish you would enter them, and I'll take them with me." I delivered them to Garner, the porter, and saw the prisoner take them away - it was two pieces of gros de Naples, worth 38 l.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you know him before? A. No, I asked his name, he said "Allcroft," and they were entered as delivered to him.

JAMES GARNER . I am porter to the prosecutors. I delivered the silk to him on the 9th of April.

CHARLES WALKER . I am a linen-draper, and live in the Commercial-road. The prisoner was in my employ for eight or nine months, about a year and a half ago: I dealt with the prosecutor then. The order produced is not written by me - I never sent him for any of these goods.

Cross-examined. Q. Is he related to you? A. I am sorry to say he is related to my wife.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-175

1030. WILLIAM GORE was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of April , one hundred and fifty prints, value 20 s., the goods of Rest Fenner , his master ; and ANN OXLEY was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, knowing them to have been stolen .

MR. BOLLAND conducted the prosecution.

MR. REST FENNER. I am a copper-plate printer , and live in Paternoster-row . In April last I was employed to print a set of prints of the Marquis of Stafford's collection, for Messrs. Hurst and Co.; Gore was employed in the warehouse to clean prints - none of these prints had been published. On the 23d of April, in consequence of information, I went with Joyce into Aldersgate-street, to a print shop - the name of Follett is over the door - I asked a man for prints; he said they belonged to a female, and called the prisoner, Oxley, down; she was asked if she had prints to call for a scrap box; she produced a port-folio - I immediately recognised a print in it as being one of mine, which had never been published: I went for an officer, and on my return Joyce had selected a number of prints, all of which I knew; I bought one of them for 2 s. 6 d., that had not been published; I then laid my hand on the whole, told her they were stolen, and begged her to tell me who she had them from; she said she could not tell; she had bought them of different persons who came to the shop - they were delivered to the officer - there were a good many belonging to works printed at my house, which had been published.

JOHN WILLIAM HARRISON . I am an officer. I was fetched to Aldergate-street - these prints laid on the counter - Mr. Fenner looked them over and said "Madam, these are stolen." I took charge of her, and one print, which he gave me - I have the whole which were selected.

MR. FENNER. Here is the one which I bought - here are about two hundred in all: I suspected Gore, and took an officer to my house, called Gore aside and charged him with taking prints out of my house, and selling them to his daughter-in-law; he said he had never sold a print out of my house in his life, but that he had given these to his daughter-in-law.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. Is it not common with those who take off prints to take one for themselves? A. Not to my knowledge - I know nothing of such a custom: about sixteen sheets of waste paper is allowed in a ream - they generally strike off one or two more than the number in case of accident, but are directed by me to burn all prints that are waste - if they are not burnt they remain in the warehouse: Gore had been a printer but worked in the warehouse, having broken his thumb: he was employed to clean these very prints - they are not allowed to take them out of the house, and are not allowed to have the waste - many of these are quite perfect.

HENRY HEMMINGS . I have been a copper-plate printer thirty of forty years, and have been five years in Mr. Fenner's employ - the men have no right to take prints - the Stafford gallery had been in hand six months; all these plates were in Mr. Fenner's possession in April - many of them could be cleaned - it was Gore's business to clean them.

Cross-examined. Q. Do not workmen often take one impression? A. It is understood that if a man works a print he should have one to keep, to compare, in order to arrange prices, but never to sell - but here are three of one sort.

PHINEAS JOYCE . I am clerk to Mesrrs. Hurst & Co. I went with Mr. Fenner to Aldersgate-street - Oxley produced a port-folio, containing these prints and many others. While he fetched an officer I selected what I thought belonged to the Stafford gallery. Mr. Fenner returned and bought one - she said she bought them of various people who came to the shop.

Cross-examined. Q. Are there prints in the window? A. Yes, one side of the shop has books, and the other prints.

GORE'S Defence. I never stole a print - every one was given to me under the idea of their being spoiled impressions - I could have had five times the number - I

gave them to Oxley, telling her they were spoiled, and of no value.

Three witnesses gave Gore a good character.

GORE - GUILTY . Aged 47.

Confined Six Months .

OXLEY - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-176

1030. GEORGE YARNELL was indicted for a Misdemeanor .

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-177

1031. JAMES BROOM was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , at St. Andrew by the Wardrobe , six shirts, value 12 s.; four shifts, value 4 s.; a hat, value 25 s.; a handkerchief, value 5 s.; two aprons, value 3 s.; a frock, value 5 s.; three petticoats, value 6 s.; two shawls, value 8 s.; a pair of shoes, value 2 s.; a gown, value 12 s., and three pinafores, value 4 s. 6 d., the goods of Ann Fox , widow , in her dwelling-house .

ANN FOX. I am a widow, and live at No. 32, St. Andrew's-hill, Doctor's-commons , in the parish of St. Andrew by the Wardrobe. I rent the two bottom floors; it is let out in tenements, and the landlord does not live in the house; I pay my rent to Mr. Ward, of Water-street; my shop is on the ground floor. On Saturday, the 1st of May, between twelve and one o'clock, I went to bed, and was the last person up - I fastened my shop door, and the street door was fastened; I awoke about six in the morning - it was day-light. - I went down stairs, found the shop door broken open, and missed six shirts, four shifts, a hat, a handkerchief, two aprons, a frock, three petticoats, two shawls, a pair of shoes, a gown and three pinafores; which were in the shop when I went to bed - they would form two bundles and are worth 4 l. 7 s. 6 d.; I found an old hat in the shop which did not belong to me. I have known the prisoner some time - his family lived in the same house some time ago, but not at the time in question; I had not seen him for twelve months; I have found nothing; the door was forced open, and the lock broken - I missed a new hat.

HENRY MOON . I am fifteen years old. I have known the prisoner five years. I live at No. 8, Holiday-yard, near Mrs. Fox's. On Sunday morning, the 1st of May, I got up about half-past four o'clock; I go out every Sunday morning at six, and got up on this morning at half-past four; I saw the prisoner at ten minutes or a quarter past five on St. Andrew's-hill, about twenty yards from Mrs. Fox's - it was day-light; another young man was with him, and each had a bundle under his arm; the prisoner's bundle was larger than the other - he had a new hat on his head; it appeared quite new; I had seen him a week before - he then were an old hat; they went up Bristow-street, which leads into Water-lane; I was telling Mrs. Fox of it and saw an old hat in her shop; I cannot say whether it was his; I saw him in custody on the Tuesday following, and am sure of his person. I believe he lived with his father in Water-lane.

WILLIAM JARVIS . I live with my parents in New-street, Blackfriars, and work as a hostler. I have known the prisoner four years; I saw the hat which was found in Fox's house - it is like what I have seen him wear - I am certain it is his - I had seen him with it on the Sunday before; I have often seen him wear it - he lived in Water-lane.

JOHN SCOTT . I am fifteen years old next June, and live with my parents, at No. 12, New-street, Blackfriars, and am supported by them - I have worked as a blacksmith - I have known the prisoner about twelve months - I saw the hat which was found in Fox's shop - it is the hat I have seen the prisoner wear; I saw him with it on the Sunday before the robbery, I am certain - he used to wear a white coat which I used to notice.

ROBERT CURTIS . I apprehended the prisoner on the evening after the robbery (Monday) in a coffee shop, in Hart-street, Covent-garden; I told him the charge, he said he was never near the place, and that he slept in a stagecoach at Westminster that night, by himself; he said it was down a street to the left; I understood him to mean the New-cut; he had a seal skin cap on.

The prisoner put in a written defence, complaining of the officer attempting to prejudice his case, denying that the hat belonged to him, or that he had seen the witnesses for a month before.

JURY to JARVIS. Q. Did you know the hat by any particular mark? A. Yes, by its being sewn round the rim, and on the side behind.

JOHN SCOTT. I know it by the sewing behind.

One witness gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.

Reference Number: t18250519-178

1033. CHARLES JOHNSON and JOSEPH WILLIAMS were indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , a hat, value 12 s. , the goods of Richard Bowden .

Williams pleaded GUILTY . Aged 22.

EDWARD JONES . I am an officer. On the 7th of May, between eight and nine o'clock at night, I was in Long-lane , and saw Williams walking too and fro by Mr. Bowden's shop - he is a hatter ; he gave his name as Richard at the office - he is not here. I watched for nearly half an hour; Williams went over the road, and spoke to Johnson six times. I saw Johnson come over twice, and look into the shop; he returned, and stood on the opposite side of the way. I saw Williams take a hat from the door post, and turn down the corner, when I collared him, with it in his possession; Johnson stood on the opposite side of the way - I took him before he could get away; it is a new hat, marked 14 s.

JOHNSON'S Defence. I was coming down Long-lane - a person asked me the way to the Old Bailey, and I had not proceeded twenty yards before the officer collared me - I was not in this man's company.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Both Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-179

NEW COURT. (4th DAY.)

Middlesex Cases, Fourth Jury, Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1034. SOLOMON JACOBS was indicted for feloniously assaulting Henry Simmons , on the King's highway, on the 18th of April , putting his in fear and taking from his person and against his will, five half-crowns, and two shillings, his property .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-180

1935. THOMAS FURR was indicted for stealing, on the

16th of May , a truss of hay, value 2 s. the goods of Zachary Langton and others, his partners.

JOHN JONES . I am servant to Mr. Joseph Bagstandale , of Whitston , who is in partnership with Messrs. Pickford and Co. On the 16th of May, I and Hill were on watch in the stable chamber, about seven at night, when the prisoner and Newland came with some straw: as soon as they had unloaded it in the farm yard, Newland went and took a truss of hay, and put it on the top of the cart; Furr put the tarpauling over it. I went and told my master.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Where was this cart going? A. I do not know; it was Furr's cart and horses - I had seen Newman once before with some straw - he went away immediately; Furr gave no assistance till the hay was put into the cart.

Re-examined. Q. Did you follow Newland some distance? A. Yes, and then he got away - Furr is a straw-jobber .

JOHN HILL . I was at Mr. Bagstandale's. I was on the watch with the last witness; I saw the prisoner and Newland come with the cart and the straw - Newland is a cad, (not a servant) to my master - I saw the straw unloaded - Newland then took a truss of hay and laid it on the side of the cart; Furr got into the cart, and took it on the forepart and covered it with the sheet - I had seen him once before.

THOMAS WILKINSON . I am a constable. I was sent for to apprehend the prisoner: I asked how he came to do this; he said it was not his intention to rob any one; that Newland put the hay into his cart, and he threw the ropes and the tilt in; he did not deny but that he knew there was hay in it - he wished the prosecutor not to have him taken.

Cross-examined. Q. Did he deny having the hay in the cart? A. No; Newland has been seen once since, but he has not been caught.

- LAMBERT. I am clerk to Mr. Zachary Langton and Co. - the property belongs to their firm.

Prisoner's Defence (written). After unloading, it appears the man had taken this hay. I had not the slightest knowledge of its being in my cart till I got up to put the ropes in: I then saw it and was afraid to get myself or the man into trouble if I threw it out - so he went off with the cart.

The prisoner received a good character and was recommended to mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 60.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18250519-181

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1036. RICHARD TOPPIN and JOSEPH LEARY were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , a handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of Richard Blay , from his person .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-182

London Cases, First Jury.

1037. CHARLES ROSETTA and JAMES BENNETT were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , a handkerchief, value 2 s., the goods of George Nutley Searle , from his person .

GEORGE NUTLEY SEARLE. On the 9th of May, about quarter past 9 o'clock in the evening, I was in Fleet-street ; I thought I felt my handkerchief taken from my pocket - I turned round and saw the two prisoners in possession of Herdsfield - I took hold of Rosetta, and saw the handkerchief drop from one of them.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

CHARLES HERDSFIELD . I was in Fleet-street, and saw the prisoners coming together towards Fleet-market: I saw them again in about twenty minutes, and Rosetta's hand was towards the gentleman, but I did not see him take any thing - I laid hold of them and saw the handkerchief fall.

Cross-examined. Q. How near were you to them? A. Six or seven yards off.

BENNETT'S Defence. I know nothing of it - I never saw this person before - I was going my way and suppose he was going his.

ROSETTA - GUILTY . Aged 17.

BENNETT - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250519-183

1038. WILLIAM TURNER and EDWARD NORMAN were indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , a handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of James Ritchie , from his person .

JAMES RITCHIE. I am a clerk . On the 2d of May, about half-past five o'clock in the evening, I was in Fleet-street . I am not certain whether I had a handkerchief in my pocket, but one was shewn me by the officer, which I know to be mine - it has my initials on it - I did not feel any one take it, but heard some one call out, and saw the officer take it from Norman - the other prisoner was not a yard from him - they were taken into custody - I had seen my handkerchief an hour before.

CHARLES HERDSFIELD . I saw the two prisoners follow this gentleman and another - I saw them go behind Mr. Ritchie, and Turner took the handkerchief, and put it between them - Norman then took it from him and put it under his small clothes; I took hold of them and Norman fell down with it in his trowsers.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

TURNER'S Defence. As I was going along Fleet-street, I saw Norman before me, he stooped and picked up something, turned round and asked me if this was my handkerchief - I said no, and then the officer came and took us.

TURNER - GUILTY . Aged 19.

NORMAN - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250519-184

1039. ELIZABETH HARPER was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , a watch, value 20 s.; a chain, value 1 s.; a seal, value 3 s. 6 d., and a key, value 1 s. 6 d., the goods of John Christopher , from his person .

JOHN CHRISTOPHER. I live at Mr. Carlile's, in Fleet-street. On the 13th of May, between eleven and twelve o'clock at night, I was going home, and stopped at the corner of a passage on Snowhill .

JURY. Q. Do you believe in the book on which you have been sworn? A. No.

Q. Do you believe in a future state - of rewards and punishments? A. No.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-185

1040. JOHN NORMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , a handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of Thomas Birch , from his person .

THOMAS BIRCH. I am a clerk in the King's Prerogative-office . I was in Carter-lane about ten o'clock in the morning of the 10th of May; I had a handkerchief in my pocket when I left home, about three-quarters of an hour before - I heard some person on the other side of the way call "Stop him; he has got your handkerchief!" I turned round and saw the prisoner running - I pursued him to Addle-hill, where he was secured - I only lost sight of him while he turned the corner - he had no property on him.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. What opportunity had you of seeing his face? A. None at all - I only lost sight of him for a second, and did not see him throw it away.

AUGUSTUS HEATOR . I am a clerk, but out of employ. I was in Doctors'-commons - Mr. Birch was ten or fifteen yards from me; I saw the prisoner follow him - he put his hand into his pocket and took the handkerchief out, which he folded up, and put into his bosom - I called out "Stop him, he has got your handkerchief!" he ran and I pursued him - he was taken on Addle-hill, in my presence - I am sure he is the person.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-186

1041. JOHN GLORIES was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , 9 ozs. of tea, value 1 s. 6 d. , the goods of the United Company of Merchants trading to the East Indies .

JOHN FRANEY . I am a labourer to the East India Company. The prisoner was also a labourer . On the 2d of May his employ was to take off the wooden covers of the chests of tea; there is a lining of lead under that; he was sitting on one of the chests about nine o'clock, and I saw him put his hand in and take out some tea, and put it into his bosom; I mentioned it to Mr. Farmer and he was taken into the counting-house.

HENRY FARMER . I am assistant elder. I gave the prisoner in charge to a constable, and saw him searched - he had a pair of very loose trowsers, and a smock frock on, and a pair of drawers, tied tight at the knee, and the tea was round about his knee; I compared it with the chest he took it out of, and it was the very same; it is the duty of the labourers to open the wood of the chests, and then a regular officer opens the lead - there was a hole in the lead of this chest, forced in by the hand.

JOHN UPTON . I am an officer, and found this tea on the prisoner; he had a pair of loose trowsers on, which I let down, and found his drawers were tied tight under the knee, so that nothing could pass; I saw the tea found on him compared with the bulk, and it corresponded exactly.

Prisoner. I have five children and a sickly wife.

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-187

1042. HENRY HILL was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , seven shirts, value 30 s.; five pairs of stockings, value 5 s.; three neckerchiefs, value 3 s.; two handkerchiefs, value 2 s.; two pairs of trowsers, value 3 s.; two collars, value 1 s., and a box, value 6 d. , the goods of Richard James Spicer , from the person of Samuel Steele .

SAMUEL STEELE. I am errand boy to Mrs. Patey, of Lombard-street. On the 12th of May I was carrying a box from Mr. Richard James Steele's, No. 4, London-wall, to my master's, about half-past 8 o'clock in the evening; as I went through Ball-court , passing Mr. Simpson's tavern, I held the box, with the lid downwards, on my head, because there was no cord on it; a man followed very close behind, all the way up the court, till I turned a corner where it was dark - he then snatched the box from my head and ran with it; I had not seen him till he took it: I followed him and cried Stop thief! before he got into Cornhill he turned round, gave me the box, and said "Here, take it you dog;" and then ran away as fast as he could go: I took the box and turned back, but Mr. Simpson caught him and sent after me. I know him to be the same man; I saw his face plainly when he gave me the box.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Was it not rather a dark court? A. No, there was a gas light there: I am certain it was the same man who took it that gave it to me; he did not appear tipsy; there was nobody else in the court; I pursued him about twenty yards - I believe upon my oath that he is the man.

HENRY SIMPSON . I live in Ball-court. I was standing at my door, and saw Steele crying Stop thief! I saw the prisoner passing with the box on his shoulder, closely pursued by Steele; I saw the prisoner turn back and give him the box and run away; I followed into Birchin-lane, and from there into a court which has no thoroughfare, where he was taken. I think he had been drinking.

RICHARD JAMES SPIERS . I am a perfumer. On the 12th of May Steele came to my house for a box, which I gave him; I heard of the robbery in about half an hour: the box contained the articles stated in the indictment.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I parted with my parents at the White Conduit tavern; I then met some sailors and got drinking with them; I turned up the court and three or four men were there - one of them threw the box to me; I caught it, and gave it to the boy, and pursued the man who threw it; I missed the turning and was taken.

The prisoner received a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250519-188

1043. ELIZABETH JENNINGS was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , two pairs of shoes, value 6 s. , the goods of James Bent .

SUSANNAH NORMAN . I went to Mr. Bent's shop, No. 3, Fleet-street , for my husband's work, on the morning of the 9th of May, between ten and eleven o'clock; the prisoner was in there with Mr. Bent's infant child in her arms - I saw her go to the glass case, and take out some shoes; I could not see how many: she put them between the child and herself, and went to the door, but did not go out. I told Mr. Bent's clicker what I had seen; I then went home with my work, and heard no more about it till I was sent for.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Is she the wife of a workman? A. Yes; we were both there, waiting for our husbands: nobody else was there. It is a small shop; it was broad day light: the clicker's back was towards her when she took the shoes.

EDWARD COTTON . I was in the shop, cutting leather; Norman told me the prisoner had taken some shoes from a glass case; I turned round, and saw her with a little basket in her hand: she was not going out of the shop - she had the child in her arms. I saw something black in the basket - I opened it in the shop, before Mr. Bent, and found the shoes in it.

Cross-examined. Q. Where were you looking? A. Towards the window; Norman was about three yards from me.

BENJAMIN WILKES . I was sent for to take the prisoner - I produce the shoes.

JAMES BENT. I am a shoe-maker . Norman is in my employ. On this morning my attention was called to these shoes, which were found in the basket - the prisoner was asked to empty her bag, and she took the basket out in one hand, and put it behind her; I nodded to the clicker to go and look into it, which he did, and found the shoes.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you ever lost any things before? A. Yes, to a considerable amount. I had discharged a female servant about a fortnight since.

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Strongly recommended to Mercy.

Confined Six Weeks .

Reference Number: t18250519-189

1044. ROBERT ROSOMOND was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of April , a handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of John Bush , from his person .

JOHN BUSH. I am in the employ of Messrs. Freshfield. About four o'clock in the afternoon of the 22d of April, I was in St. Peter's-alley, Cornhill; just as I got into Gracechurch-street I felt a twitch at my pocket - I turned round, and saw the prisoner shuffling behind another boy; when he saw my eye upon him the handkerchief was thrown about a yard from him, and I think by him; he was close behind me; I think the other boy could not have thrown it; they appeared to be in company.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Were you walking? A. Yes, and felt a twitch at my pocket; I turned round, and saw it thrown down; I had taken it out of my pocket five minutes before, in Cornhill. I took the prisoner immediately; there was no one else present.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. When the gentleman lost his handkerchief he turned round, and tried to lay hold of a boy before me, who threw down the handkerchief at my feet.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-190

1045. JEREMIAH HARRAGAN was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of April , a loaf of bread, value 10 1/2 d. , the goods of Ann Creighton , widow .

GEORGE EASTON . I live with Ann Creighton. On the 21st of April I was with my basket at the Star, public-house at the corner of Skinner-street , and saw the prisoner take a loaf out of my basket, put it into his own basket, and walk into the public-house - he was quite a stranger to me.

STEPHEN CADMAN . I took the prisoner, and found 2 s. 10 d. on him.

Prisoner's Defence. I was hungry.

GUILTY . Aged 69.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-191

1046. JOHN THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of April , a pair of shoes, value 5 s. , the goods of Benjamin Fackrell .

BENJAMIN FACKRELL. I am a fishmonger . I was at Billingsgate on the 19th of April; I had a pair of shoes by my side, which were brought to me that morning; I missed them in about an hour: the prisoner was taken into custody; he had been at my stall when the shoes were brought.

JOHN BYRON . I am a porter at Billingsgate - Fackrell keeps a stall there. I saw a pair of shoes upon his stall; the prisoner took them away in his hand: I had known him before about the market. He put them into his basket, and then took them out, and went away; I did not know whose they were till afterwards.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-192

1047. ROBERT JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of May , two metal tea-pots, value 6 s. 8 d. , the goods of John Edwards ,

ANN EDWARDS . I am the wife of John Edwards - we keep an earthenware shop , in Giltspur-street . On the 13th of May I was in the back room, and saw the prisoner in the shop - he took two tea-pots, and ran away; I followed him, and gave the alarm; he was taken with them in his hand.

THOMAS TANBY . I am a painter. I was near the house, and saw the prisoner running with two tea-pots - he made no resistance.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250519-193

1048. JAMES UPTON was indicted for stealing, on 2d of April , a hat, value 6 s. , the goods of Mary Scholes , widow , and others, her partners.

THOMAS WIX . On the 22d of April I was in the service of Mrs. Mary Scholes; the prisoner came into her shop, purchased a hat, and went away - in consequence of information I followed him to a public-house, and found him with the hat he had purchased and another, which I knew to be Mrs. Scholes; he had two in a bag, and the one he had stolen in his hand; he gave it to me, and told me to put it in its place, and take no notice of it.

SAMUEL POPE . I am in the employ of Mrs. Scholes. I saw the prisoner purchase the hat; the leather wanted tacking, and he sent Thomas into the back room to get it done - he then placed this other hat near the end of the case; he then took it and the one he had bought away: I told Wix of it.

Prisoner's Defence. I had been in the habit of buying hats; I wanted a damaged one, and they wished me to take a good one - I said, "I don't know whether the person will give the price of it, but I shall see him at the next house," and asked if they would give me leave to take it to the public-house, for about a quarter of an hour - he said I might if I would take care not to soil it. I went to leave it at the public-house while I went for the man, and I was taken.

THOMAS WIX re-examined. Q. Is this true? A. Upon my oath it is not; he had bought one that morning

before, and one at the time he stole the hat; he has bought upon an average one every day for six months.

JAMES SCHOLES . I am one of the partners. I saw part of the transaction. The prisoner has been a customer for some time - he attempted to make a statement then of what he has said now.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250519-194

1049. JOHN ATKINSON was indicted for embezzlement .

JOHN LLOYD . I am a tobacconist , and live on Snow-hill . The prisoner was my porter for about fourteen months - he had 1 l. a week; he left me on Wednesday, the 6th of April - his week ended on Saturday; he was entrusted to receive money on my account, and when he returned home from any journey it was his business to account to one of my shopmen for the money he might have received. He took goods to Mary Backhouse the day before he left, and never accounted to me for any money he had received from her; he was apprehended in about five days.

MARY ANN BACKHOUSE . I keep a chandler's-shop, in Charlotte-street, Sadler's Wells. On the 5th of April I paid the prisoner 14 s. 2 d., on account of Mr. Lloyd - I have the receipt which he gave me for it; I paid him one 5 s. piece, two half-crowns, and four shillings.

FRANCIS LLOYD . I am apprentice to Mr. Lloyd. The prisoner never accounted to me for this 14 s. 2 d.; he left on the 6th of April.

ISAAC RAMSEY . I am in the employ of Mr. Lloyd. - The prisoner never accounted to me for this money.

THOMAS PIKE . I took the prisoner into custody on the 15th of April - he said he was very sorry, and had never been happy since he had done it.

The prisoner received a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Three Month .

Reference Number: t18250519-195

1050. JOHN EDMONDS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of May , four shirts, value 20 s., and a gold pin, value 2 s. 6 d. , the goods of Evelyn Waddington .

THOMAS JONES . I keep the White Horse Inn, Fetter-lane . The prisoner came there for a bed on Saturday night, the 7th of May; I had a gentleman in the house of the name of Waddington, who made some complaint on the Sunday morning; the prisoner came down about the same time, and I sent for an officer and had him searched - nothing was found upon him, but three shirts were found in his hat, which was brought out of the coffee-room, where he had been sitting, before he was taken into the private room to be searched.

RICHARD FLEY . I am a waiter at this house; the prisoner came to lodge there, in the room No. 23. Mr. Waddington made a complaint next morning - I saw the prisoner come down into the coffee-room with his hat in his hand, which he put down on the bench; he was afterwards taken into a private room to be searched: I was present when his room was searched - one shirt was found between the bed and the mattress, with a pin in it; he had said it was likely he should want the bed on the following night.

THOMAS NORMAN . I am a waiter at the house. I heard this complaint, and saw the prisoner coming down stairs with his hat in his hand, which he put down beside him, on the seat of the coffee-room; he asked for his boots, and one of the servants said they should be brought in a few minutes. In the mean time my master sent for an officer, who came, and took him into another room; he left his hat on the seat where he had been sitting; I fetched it, and it had two clean and one dirty shirts in it. Mr. Waddington's room was on the floor under that in which the prisoner slept in; it was about half-past two o'clock on Sunday morning before the prisoner came down.

WILLIAM HENRY KING . I was sent for to apprehend the prisoner; I searched him, and found a large spike nail on him, wrapped up in a handkerchief, which, I should think, would open a strong lock.

Prisoner. I found the nail on the Woolwich-road, coming to London; and it is reckoned very unlucky in my country if you should find a thing, not to put it into your pocket.

EVELYN WADDINGTON. I am a student at Cambridge . I was going to the sea side, and came down about twelve or one o'clock on the Sunday morning. I looked into my bag, and my shirts and the pin were missing - I then complained.

CHARLES AUGUSTUS SAVAGE . I am a neighbour of Mr. Jones's. I went, and desired to see the prisoner in a private room - he was searched, and nothing found upon him; I then found the three shirts in the hat, and the shirt and pin between the bed and mattress.

Prisoner. The hat is not mine; mine was bought at Liverpool, and had a Liverpool mark upon it.

GUILTY Aged 35.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: o18250519-1

REX v. PETER CARROLI.

Sentence of Death was passed upon Peter Carroll , convicted of stealing in a dwelling-house (see 4th Session, page 256,) but Judgment had been Respited, upon a question for the decision of the Twelve Judges, whether the goods were sufficiently under the protection of the dwelling-house (they having been left there by accident or design,) to amount to a Capital Felony. Their Lordships unanimously determined in the affirmative .


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