Old Bailey Proceedings, 30th June 1825.
Reference Number: 18250630
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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 30th of JUNE, 1825, and following Days;

BEING THE SIXTH 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 Burrough , Knt., one of the Justice of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; Sir William Garrow , Knt., one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; John Ansley , Esq.; George Scholey , Esq.; John Atkins , Esq.; and William Heygate , Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; Newman Knowlys , Esq., Recorder of the said City; Robert Albion Cox , Esq.; and William Thompson , 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 Justice 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.

Charles Lee ,

Samuel Beales ,

Wm. Matthewson ,

Thomas Shaw ,

John Benham Jones ,

James Elisha ,

Richard Butler , jun.

Thomas Bethell ,

Thomas Jones ,

Thomas Hayward ,

Joseph John Colby ,

Charles T. Depree .

2d London Jury,

Thomas Sadler ,

Joseph Davis ,

James Bell ,

Wm. Watson ,

Wm. Corey ,

George Johnson ,

James Bird ,

Charles Page ,

Wm. Ford ,

Charles Atkins ,

James Barnard ,

Wm. Brown .

1st Middlesex Jury.

Wm. Jennings ,

John S. Cuthbert ,

Robert Mann ,

Robert Snell ,

Richard Darvill ,

Wm. Bradley ,

Henry Johnson ,

David Thomas ,

Edward Borsham ,

Daniel Burn ,

George Swan ,

James Wilson .

2d Middlesex Jury.

James Holman ,

John Jones ,

James Brown ,

James Almroth ,

George Morley ,

Andrew Cruikshank ,

John Shaw ,

James Smelley ,

John Harvey ,

Thomas Bannister ,

Wm. Rutter ,

Edward Bumford .

3d Middlesex Jury.

George Larnder ,

John Fryer ,

Benjamin Webb ,

Edmund Bateman ,

John Hart ,

John Bryers ,

John Sterne ,

Daniel Goodee ,

John Bosher ,

Robert Smith ,

Wm. Goldsworthy ,

Richard Ford .

4th Middlesex Jury.

Matthew Staples ,

Thomas Davis ,

Luke Buttress ,

John Shepherd ,

John Birt ,

James Fuller ,

John Lloyd ,

Wm. Scale ,

Samuel Wood ,

Joseph Ellis ,

Walter Thwaites ,

Joseph Carter .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, JUNE 30, 1825.

GARRATT, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION.

OLD COURT.

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Middlesex Cases, First Jury. Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1051. THOMAS HILL was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Richard Sergeant , about twelve o'clock in the night of the 21st of March , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch, with intent to steal, and stealing therein twelve live tame fowls, price 24 s., and three live tame ducks, price 6 s. , his property.

RICHARD SERGEANT. I live at Hoxton, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch . On the night of the 21st of March I went to bed about eleven o'clock, and was the last person up. Next morning, about half-past seven o'clock, I got up, and found the hinges broken off the small door of the hen house, which was fastened the night before - it is in the garden, at a little distance from the house, but is enclosed with it; the garden is surrounded by a wall on two sides, and a fence on the other. I missed twelve fowls and three ducks. On the morning of the 23d I found two of my fowls, dead, at Norris's, at Hoxton - I knew them directly; White had them: I have no doubt of their being mine. One was an old blue and white hen; the other a very dark cock. I am very positive of them.

THOMAS WHITE . I am servant to Norris. On the 22d of March, about five o'clock in the morning, I came to my master's premises, to work, and saw Hill laying on some straw in the cart-shed - he told me he had been there since three o'clock, as his mother had locked him out; I told him to be off about his business: I then went and milked my cows, and in about an hour I went to put up the straw which he had pulled down, where he had been laying, and found two fowls - I carried them into the stable, to the carters, and while we were looking at them the prisoner came back, and said,

"Those two fowls belong to me;" he saw them in my hand: I gave them into his hand; he said,

"No, you may keep them, for I have twelve or fourteen more in my mother's privy." I took them into my master's house, and about ten o'clock at night I heard of this robbery - Sergeant came to me next morning, and owned them; the hen was dark, and the other a very light one; he left them with me to see if I could find the prisoner - I had known him for six months; he was not found for two months: I went to his mother's about an hour after he went away - I got over a wall, and saw several fowls and three ducks in his mother's privy - there might be twelve or thirteen; I do not know what became of them.

JOHN WILMOT . I apprehended the prisoner on the 14th of May, on another charge, at his mother's house.

RICHARD SERGEANT re-examined. It was just light, about half-past seven o'clock, when I got up. I saw the fowls in possession of White - they were mine.

Prisoner's Defence. I work in Mr. Rhodes's brickfield. I got up early in the morning, and saw two fowls laying in the cart, and took them home, and put them by the straw. I afterwards saw them in this man's hand, and said they were mine - that I had found them in Mr. Farmer's cart - he said I should not have them.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.

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Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1052. ELIZA CLARK was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Eusebius Beal , about two o'clock in the afternoon of the 30th of May (Ann, his wife, and others therein being,) and stealing therein a boy's dress, value 20 s.; two gowns, value 2 l., and two shifts, value 10 s., his property; five gowns, value 5 l.; a pair of shoes, value 5 s.; a frill, value 3 s.; a gown body, value 5 s., and a spencer, value 1 s. , the goods of Mary Ann Beal , spinster.

EUSEBIUS BEAL. I live in Peter's-lane, Cow-cross . - One of my daughter's is a dress-maker. I rent the house.

MARY ANN BEAL. I am a dress-maker . On the 30th of May, about a quarter past 2 o'clock I sent my sister up stairs - she came down and informed me we were robbed; I went up, and found my drawers open, and this property gone. My mother was at home. I had left the room door locked three or four hours before, and every thing safe.

ELEANOR FRANCIS BEAL . My sister carries on business on the second floor. On the 30th of May, about half-past twelve o'clock, I went up to her room, every thing was safe then - I locked the door, brought the key down, and about a quarter past two I went up and found the door closed, but unlocked; the drawers open, and things taken from there, and different parts of the room. The lock was not injured at all. I knew the prisoner - she lived near us, with Mr. Tottenham; I had not seen her that day: she came to our house at times, but was never up stairs to my knowledge.

ELIZA CRAB . I keep the clothes-exchange at Rag-fair. I bought some things of the prisoner on the Tuesday before I was examined before the Magistrate, which was on a Friday; I bought a black spencer, and a little body of

her, and she brought a white muslin dress, trimmed with spangles, and a red satin body, but I did not buy them. - Beal came by, and claimed them.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q. When you were first asked where you got them, what did you say? A. That I bought them of a young woman.

Q. Did you not say that you had had them in your possession twelve months, and bought them of a little woman in a black gown? A. No; I said I was not out for a twelve-month till that day, which made me know the day.

GEORGE WADDINGTON . I am a constable. On the 8th of June I apprehended the prisoner in Greenhill's-rents, at her lodging.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. At the time of the robbery I was ill in bed.

JANE DRAPER . I lodge in the same house as the prisoner - she lived with a man named Tottenham. On Whitsunday, between six and seven o'clock, Tottenham came home, and struck her, and hurt her very much - she took to her bed, and was a bed on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and went to the hospital on Friday; she could not go up and down stairs without help; she could not go out without my knowledge.

COURT. Q. What became of the man who beat her? A. He went out - he came home that evening, and went to bed with her, and remained at home. I was at home when she was apprehended; I cannot say whether it was on Wednesday or Thursday.

Q. Was it in the course of the same week in which he beat her? A. Yes, I am sure of that.

Q. Then there had not been another Sunday? A. No, I am quite sure of that; she was only a quarter of an hour gone to the hospital.

Q. If she was taken before another Sunday came round, and went to the hospital on Friday, she must have been taken on Saturday? A. I rather suppose it was Saturday; I am sure another Sunday had not come. I believe Tottenham has lived with her for twelve years - he is a horse-dealer, buying and selling them for gentlemen. I saw him this morning at the house - he still lives there.

MARGARET FARRINGTON . I lodge in the same house as the prisoner. On Whitsunday I was not in doors when this quarrel happened, but I attended her afterwards, as she was very ill, and confined to her room till the Thursday after - she could not get out of bed without my assistance.

COURT. Q. At what time did you come home on Sunday? A. About four o'clock in the afternoon. I found her in bed; Tottenham came in and slept there that night - he is a horse-dealer at Smithfield, I believe; he left the house when she was taken up, and has not been near the house since - I live there now. She was taken up on the Tuesday fortnight after the Whitsunday, as well as I can recollect. Two Sundays had passed before she was taken.

Q. Had she been out of doors before she was taken up? A. She went to the hospital on Friday; she got rather worse after that, and did not go out again till she was taken. I saw Tottenham an hour ago.

PETER FARRINGTON . I am a journeyman tailor, and husband of the last witness. The prisoner and Tottenham co-habited together, on the same floor as I live. On the evening of Monday, the 22d of May, I was in my room, which is divided from their's by a wainscoat - my wife had gone down stairs; something passed between them about liquor: I heard her give him a blow, and he knocked her down, and kicked her; she came to me in about ten minutes, and said he had nearly killed her - that he was gone out. I work at home. Tottenham was absent two days; she was in bed, or sitting in my room, and did not go down stairs till Thursday, when my wife helped her down; she went to the hospital on Friday: she returned, and I told my wife I thought she would never get over it. When she was taken she came into my room, and said,

"They have taken me for Beal's robbery."

COURT. Q. How long did Tottenham absent himself? A. Two days, but he slept there every night.

Q. Was she able to go out after Friday? A. She was in and out as well as she was able. I think she was taken up on the Tuesday fortnight. Tottenham is now outside the Court.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-3

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1053. WILLIAM SUMMERS and JOHN THOMPSON were indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of Thomas Bird , about twelve o'clock in the night of the 28th of May , and stealing a pair of stockings, value 6 d.; a shirt, value 6 d., and a sheet, value 2 s. , his property.

MARY BIRD . I am the wife of Thomas Bird - we live in Margaret-street, Shadwell . On the 28th of May I went to bed about eleven o'clock; I got up about eight o'clock in the morning, and found the house fastened up as I had left it - this property was gone. I had heard the latch of the back door fall down just before we went to bed; it had been left ajar, as the latch sticks; I went down stairs, and heard footsteps crossing the yard; the door was just put too. I then took a sheet in, which hung in the yard - I bolted the door, and it was still bolted in the morning, but I missed the same sheet that I had brought in from the yard. There was a square of glass broken in the kitchen before - a hand could be put through that, and the hasp unfastened, but if it had been opened it was fastened again. On Monday evening, the 30th, I was sent for, and found the prisoner Thompson talking to a boy named Rayment; I charged Thompson with this robbery, and said if he would give me my things I would not hurt him. Rayment took me to Summers's house, in Peel-ally, Shadwell; I found the shirt on Summers's back, and the sheet and stockings in his house; the stockings were rolled up in a cap belonging to a boy, called the Grecian, and put under Summers's bed; my sheet was cut in several pieces - I knew it by my sewing upon it; it was a coarse brown one; it was cut up to be made into two pairs of trowsers.

Q. What did Summers say? A. Thompson went there with me, and told Summers he wanted those things that the Grecian had brought on the Saturday night; Summers asked where the Grecian was; he said he did not know: Summers said,

"What does this woman want?" I said I wanted my things; he said to the lad,

"Go out of the way a bit, and I will settle it with the woman; I said,

"I wont go till I have got my things; where are they? have you pawned or sold them?" he told the boy to go

out of the way again; he said I would not let him: Thompson then said,

"I believe, if I must speak the truth, he has the shirt now on;" I then looked, and said it was the shirt; he took it off, and gave it to Bolton, the headborough. Rayment turned the bed up, and said,

"Here are the stockings in the Grecian's cap." I had seen Thompson and the Grecian lurking about my house till half-past ten o'clock that night; and as soon as my husband came up stairs I heard the latch fall.

ROBERT RAYMENT . I met Mrs. Bird on Sunday; having heard of the robbery, I saw Thompson in Fox-lane, on Monday; I ran and caught him, and said,

"Fingery, do you know anything about Mrs. Bird's things;" he said No, and I let him go; he ran away directly: I afterwards saw him coming down the lane; he saw me, and ran off: I caught him, and sent for Mrs. Bird, who said she would not hurt him if he told the truth.

RICHARD BOLTON . I was fetched to Summers's house; Thompson asked him about the things; he said he did not know any thing about it; he then said,

"I saw them here on Saturday night; the Grecian gave them to Summers:" I asked Summers where they were; he said he did not know. Bird claimed the shirt on his back. I saw the pieces of a sheet and the stockings found. I know the Grecian very well by sight; he is a bad character: I cannot find him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

SUMMERS'S Defence. The trowsers were brought to my wife, ready cut out, to be made.

NOT GUILTY .

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Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1054. GEORGE WATERS was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Haskins Truman , about eleven o'clock in the forenoon of the 15th of May , at St. John, at Hackney (no person therein being), and stealing therein four table-cloths, value 2 l.; nine silver spoons, value 4 l.; six cravats, value 6 s.; a phosphorus-box, value 1 s., and four sovereigns, his property; two dresses, value 2 l.; a looking-glass, value 2 s.; seven shifts, value 25 s.; a shawl, value 2 s.; a bed-curtain, value 5 s., and a purse, value 6 d. , the goods of Sarah Truman .

HASKINS TRUMAN. I live in Prospect-place, Stoke Newington, in the parish of St. John, at Hackney , and am clerk in a merchant's counting-house - my sister lives with me. On Sunday, the 15th of May, I and my sister went out for the day, leaving nobody at home; I made the door fast, tried it, and took the key with me; this property was then perfectly safe. We returned about ten o'clock at night, and found the gate of the fore court open; I had locked it - the lock was not injured: I found the house apparently as I had left it; the street door was locked, but I found a difficulty in unlocking it. On entering the house I missed four silver spoons from the front parlour, and on examination we missed the other articles, and next morning, about twelve o'clock, I found them at Worship-street, in possession of Grafton, the officer.

Cross-examined by MR. CARRINGTON. Q. Are you certain you locked the door? A. I locked it outside, and did not leave it on the spring.

SARAH TRUMAN. I went out with the prosecutor (who is my brother) about eleven o'clock on Sunday morning, the 15th of May. The articles stated in the indictment were then safe. I saw him lock the street door, and try it, and the gate also. We returned at ten, and found the fore-court gate open; I missed all these things, which were safe when I went out; (examining the property) here is a silk dress of mine - it was made for me; I had worn it twice; I put this string to it. Here is another dress of mine - each of them are worth 1 l. Here are four new table-cloths and a looking-glass, of my brother's.

THOMAS BARNABAS DEAN . I am a shoe-maker, and live in Brunswick-place, Stoke Newington. On Sunday, the 15th of May, I was returning from a place of Worship, and saw the prisoner standing opposite to Mr. Truman's gate (as I now know it to be) - he was apparently reading a paper; he stood there till I came up to him, and just as I got up to the gate I saw another person come out of Truman's door, with a bundle, and shut it - he spoke to the prisoner as he passed, and left him behind; the prisoner went on the other side of the way; I suspected something, it being Sunday; I did not know that I had a right to interfere, but I took particular notice of their dress and manner, and let them go away. I saw the prisoner in custody on the Wednesday following, and am fully persuaded that he is the person - I have not the least doubt of it: he was not dressed exactly the same as before: he had a black coat on at Worship-street, but I knew him immediately. I took particular notice of him, being apparently reading, and yet looking about him. He followed the other man when he had got about thirty yards.

Cross-examined. Q. Did there appear any acquaintance between them? A. There was no particular friendship. but a short sentence passed between them - I cannot tell what the paper was about.

THOMAS GRAFTON . I am a headborough of Islington. On Sunday, the 15th of May, I was in Lower-road, Islington, about a mile and a half from the prosecutors', and saw the prisoner and another man on the road - the prisoner was carrying a bundle containing the property produced, and the other man a hat tied up in a handkerchief. I went up and asked the prisoner where he got the bundle; he threw it down, and ran off; I picked it up, pursued, and secured him nearly a quarter of a mile off; his companion escaped. I was informed the other man had gone into the Gun, public-house, where I found this hat, tied in a handkerchief; I have kept the articles ever since: the spoons have not been found. I have a blue bag, two handkerchiefs, a screw-driver, and several skeleton keys, which were all found on the prisoner's person - two of the keys open Truman's gate and street door.

The prisoner put in a written Defence, stating that he was returning from Newington between twelve and one o'clock, and met a young man carrying three bundles, who asked where he was going - he replied to Islington, and the man then asked him to carry two of them to the Gun, public-house, and on his being stopped this man ran away, which rose his suspicions, and he threw the bundle down, and ran off - that the man had told him he was going to the Gun, where he lodged.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 27.

Recommended to Mercy by the prosecutor and Jury, on account of his former good character, and having a wife and two children .

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Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1055. GEORGE BENYON was indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of Sarah Lewis , on the night of the 16th of February , and stealing a coat, value 40 s., and two coatees, value 20 s. , the goods of William Harland .

WILLIAM HARLAND. I am gardener to Mrs. Sarah Lewis, of Palmer's-green - I sleep in a room in the garden; it is enclosed with the house by a brick wall and high paling. On Saturday, the 16th of February, 1822, at eight o'clock in the evening, I left the building, and went in doors to supper, having locked the door. I returned in about an hour and twenty minutes, and found a square of glass broken from the front window, and the screw which held the sashes together taken out; the window had been opened: I found my box forced open, and a great coat, two coatees, and an eye-glass taken - four calico shirts and other things were gone, but I did not miss them for six months, as I only wear them in the summer. I found a garden ladder against the wall; they had escaped out at a back door, which had marks of a chisel on it. On the Monday following Clarkson produced my things to me.

RICHARD CLARKSON . I am private watchman to Sir William Curtis. In February, 1822, I belonged to the Police. I was going on duty with my brother officer, on the 18th, and in consequence of information from the prisoner's brother, I watched a house in East Barnet-lane, about a mile and a half from the prosecutrix's, and about six or seven o'clock in the morning I saw three men and two women come out of the house, and go up the lane together; we stopped them, and asked what they had in their bundles; the prisoner had a bundle, and said it was working clothes - we took them off his back, and he immediately ran away; the other two were secured: one of them had a pump. I knew the prisoner before - he is a labourer, lived in East Barnet-lane, and worked in brick-fields. Harland claimed the bundles.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. You met five persons in company? A. Yes; they did not see us till they came up to us: all three dropped their bundles, and the prisoner ran off; I saw his face for full two minutes, and saw him before they came up.

COURT. Q. Has he been at home since? A. Not that I have heard - I have not inquired for him. I swear positively to him - he had a short jacket and breeches on. I did not see him again till the 17th of last May. My brother officer has left the duty, and I do not know where to find him.

WILLIAM LIPSCOMB . I am an officer of the County-Court, at Uxbridge. On the 16th of May Clarkson and an officer came to Uxbridge; Clarkson gave me a full description of the prisoner, as being five feet five inches high, light hair, sandy whiskers, rather freckled in the face, and had been to sea. He was apprehended on the 17th; he has been about Uxbridge for the last two years.

RICHARD CLARKSON . I gave that description partly from my own observation, and partly from what I heard.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

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Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1056. WILLIAM FIELD and THOMAS GODWIN were indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Hannah Doublet , widow , about eight o'clock in the afternoon of the 18th of June , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch (the said Hannah Doublet and others therein being), and stealing therein three pairs of spectacles, value 15 s., and an eye-glass, value 3 s. , her property.

HANNAH DOUBLET. I am a widow, and live at No. 47, Paul-street, in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch ; I sell spectacles and glasses. On Saturday, the 18th of June, at eight o'clock, I was at home - I had been in the shop a quarter of an hour before; a neighbour alarmed me - I went to my shop window, which was sound a quarter of an hour before; I found the glass broken in, and property gone. I found the prisoners in custody, and saw a pair of spectacles found on Godwin, by one Bunning, who gave them to me, in his presence, and said, in his hearing, that he had found them under his jacket. Taylor, the officer, came. The property was within reach when the glass was broken.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MARGARET HARRISON . I live nearly opposite to Mrs. Doublet. On the 18th of June, about eight o'clock, I observed the prisoners standing at her window; Field's hand was through the window - he seemed to take something out, and gave it to Godwin; he did the same again, and then they turned away from the window; I called my brother, who crossed the road and secured them. Nobody else was near.

SAMUEL TAYLOR . I am an officer. I took the prisoners into custody at the prosecutrix's house - she gave me the spectacles. The pane of glass was broken, and some of it laid inside.

FIELD - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 13.

GODWIN - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 11.

Strongly recommended to Mercy, on account of their youth .

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Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1057. JANE DAVIS and CATHERINE FERRIS were indicted for feloniously assaulting James Marsh , on the King's highway, on the 4th of June , at St. Mary Matfellon, alias Whitechapel, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, a purse, value 3 d.; eight sovereigns, four half-sovereigns, one 30 l., and one 5 l. Bank notes, his property, against the statute .

JAMES MARSH. I live in Orford-street, Stepney, and am clerk to my father, who is a timber broker. On the 4th of June, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was coming from Spitalfields, and was accosted by the prisoner Davis soon after I turned the corner of Wentworth-street - she wished me to accompany her to her lodging; I refused: I never knew her before. I walked on - she still followed me, and wished me to give her something to drink; I said, No: she then caught hold of my left arm, and tried to drag me into a court, but I got away, and ran over to the other side of the way; she ran after me, and thrust her hands into my pocket; I resisted, and endeavoured to get away as fast as I could; Ferris and another came up - I struggled, and endeavoured to get away. Davis pushed me, and knocked my hat off, and

in running to save my hat she endeavoured to push me down on the ground, but I saved myself by a bar before a window. Ferris came up, using very bad expressions - she said,

"So help me God, you must satisfy the woman" - they all three pinioned my arms down, and broke two buttons of my waistcoat; Davis took my money out of my breeches pocket - there were eight sovereigns and four half-sovereigns wrapped up in a 5 l. and a 30 l. Bank note, taken from my right hand pocket; I had a purse containing 8 s. 9 d., and an old subpoena in my other pocket, which Ferris took out. I had received the money for my employers, at Masterman's bank that day, and was going home. I am sure these are the women - they were taken on the Monday following. I have not recovered a farthing. I recollected having seen Davis about Whitechapel before; it was quite light: I am sure they are the women. I was quite sober. They ran round different courts, and I lost them. I immediately went to Lambeth-street-Office, and gave information. I saw them in custody on the Monday, and am positive of them.

Cross-examined by MR. CARRINGTON. Q. Had you called any where? A. I called at several houses, but at no public-house - I swear that I was sober.

Q. Did you not speak to Davis first, and offer to go with her? A. No. The money was safe when I was in Crispin-street, two streets from where I met them, and I saw them take it out; I saw it in their hands: it was a very fine evening. I was not confused. I swear to them positively; I cannot be mistaken. I called Stop thief! but not a soul would come to my assistance.

WILLIAM FOSTER . I am an officer. The prosecutor came to the office, and described two women; I apprehended Davis from his description.

JAMES LEA . I am an officer. I heard Marsh describe the prisoners, and took Ferris from his description; he identified her as soon as he saw her.

DAVIS'S Defence. I have nothing to say; but Ferris knew nothing about it, and can prove she was at home at the time.

FERRIS'S Defence. I am taken wrongfully - the officer knows I am not the woman.

WILLIAM FOSTER . I have private information that Ferris was not concerned.

JANE BROCK . I live at No. 33, Rose-lane, Spitalfields. Some days before the 4th of June the prisoner Ferris had a violent cold, and on the 4th of June, between twelve and one o'clock, she came into my apartment, which joins hers, and was in my room from then till after nine o'clock, unwell. I rubbed her neck with hartshorn and oil, as she had lumps in it. Rose-lane leads into Wentworth-street.

Q. What is she? A. I did not know she was one of those characters; her room is on the same floor as mine, but I was not acquainted with her; I washed for her.

Q. What reason have you for remembering the 4th of June? A. It was on Saturday. I heard of the depredation on the Monday. I went to Lambeth-street, but the Magistrate said it would be best for me to state this here.

Q. What made her stop so long, you not being particularly acquainted with her? A. Her's is a back room, and she was lonesome, and she was ill; I cannot tell how she gets her livelihood. I have lodged there nine months - she has been there two months.

Prisoner FERRIS. I stopped in her room as she was teaching me how to make a basket.

DAVIS - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 23.

FERRIS - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.

Reference Number: t18250630-8

Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1058. CHARLOTTE GROVES and CHARLOTTE WILLIAMS were indicted for feloniously assaulting Samuel Cohen , on the 6th of June , at St. Mary Matfellon, alias Whitechapel, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, a purse, value 2 d.; twenty-six sovereigns, two half-sovereigns, a half-crown, and four shillings , his property.

SAMUEL COHEN. (Through an interpreter.) I travel about to sell jewellery - my home is at Birmingham; I left there three months ago: I buy goods there, and hawk them for sale; I go there every two or three months, for about a fortnight; I have been there on and off for three years and a half. I was in London in June, and lodged at the Mitre Inn, Mitre-street, near Duke-street, Aldgate. On Monday, the 6th of June, at rather more than half-past three o'clock in the afternoon, I went through Whitechapel , and met the prisoner Williams - she applied to me to walk home with her; I agreed, and she took me through a passage in Whitechapel, into a street, which I did not know, and up to a second floor room; nobody was with us in the room: I saw that the room was a very low one, and said I should not go there; she said that was of no consequence, she could please me as well there as in a better one, and made me sit down. I sat on the bed - she sat near me, and proposed that I should give her money; I said,

"My dear young woman, you have brought me into such a place as I was never in before - I don't wish to stop, let me go;" she said she must have half-a-crown; I said, No, I would give her a shilling to let me go. She said she was not well herself, and not in a proper way, and would call up another woman; I said No: she opened the door, and called to the other prisoner by the name of Selly; she came: I was sitting on the bed - I had pulled off my top coat, and put it on the table. Groves came in in a very impudent way, and sat on my knee, and would not let me go; I said,

"For God's sake let me go - I will give you something:" my small clothes were unbuttoned when she came in; I said I did not wish to have her at all, and she must let me go; she said I had no money; I knocked against my pocket, and said,

"I have a little copper;" she said,

"Perhaps you have only a few halfpence." I was obliged to take out my purse, containing this money, to give her a shilling to get rid of her; I pulled out 2 s., but she would not take it; I put it back into my purse, and returned it to my pocket; and in less than two minutes she (Groves) put her hand into my pocket, and drew my purse out - I felt her do it: she gave me a blow across my stomach, and ran out across the other side of the way; Williams had run out just before, and said to her,

"I leave the concern to you." Groves gave me a blow, and ran across the way; I caught up my top coat, and ran after her, but she was gone. When I came into the street a parcel of women pulled me about, one saying she was gone one way, and another the other; they both got off. A man shewed me the way to Whitechapel-office, where I saw Lea and Foster, and two days after I saw

them in custody - I am quite sure they are the women who were in the room with me, and who I have spoken of. I have found neither purse nor money.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Where did you get all this money? A. From customers who I have sold goods to. I had twenty-six sovereigns, two half-sovereigns, a half-crown, four shillings, and a purse. I had been at the Mitre in the early part of the day, and was sober - I never drink. I was afraid to stop from the appearance of the place. I did not know when I met her that she would take me to such a low room; I looked into my purse while I was in the room; I took it out to give her a shilling; I had counted the money and put it into my purse a moment before I left home - I was going to a shopkeeper to buy goods.

Q. The prisoner used no violence to you when she sat on your knee? A. She did not use me roughly; she pulled the money gently from my pocket; I felt it, and caught hold of her hand, but she got off with it; the money was not taken quietly from me, for I caught hold of her hand, and she forced it out.

Q. From the short time you saw Groves may you not be mistaken in her person? A. I am sure I am not; it was near four o'clock when I got home after the robbery; I saw the clock in Whitechapel: I cannot say how long Groves was in the room - it lasted ten or twelve minutes before she came up.

Q. Did you not tell the Magistrate that she went into the room, and out of it in a moment? A. Williams called her up, and spoke to her in some strange language, and then said,

"I leave the concern to you," and left the room, and shoved the door together; it was flash language. I heard her say as she shut the door,

"I shall keep the coat for payment of the room."

THOMAS BROWN . I am a watchman. I took Groves into custody on the 13th of June, in consequence of information from the officers - she denied the charge.

Cross-examined. Q. In what parish is the house in? A. Christ-church, Middlesex.

WILLIAMS'S Defence. Foster and Lea can prove that I was acquitted before the Magistrate.* I was going on an errand in Whitechapel - he followed me home, and asked if he should come after me; I said very well, and he followed me up stairs, and asked what he was to give me; I said 2 s. 6 d. - he said he was poor, and offered me 1 s.; I differed with him, and at last said,

"Well, give me the shilling;" he said he would not give it to me first: I said I would not stop with him unless he gave me the money first; he began to pull me about, and would not let me go; I said I would not stop with him, and finding I could not get away I said I was unwell, but he could have another young woman. I left, and never saw his money or purse. He told quite a different tale at the office.

* The prisoner William had surrendered in Court to take her trial.

JURY to SAMUEL COHEN. Q. Was Williams the first person who sat on your knee? A. No; she sat on my side, and the other on my knee. Williams unbuttoned my small-clothes.

GROVES - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 23.

WILLIAMS - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

Reference Number: t18250630-9

London Cases, First Jury,

Before Mr. Recorder.

1059. HENRY HUGHES , THE YOUNGER, was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Elizabeth Clare , about two o'clock in the night of the 9th of May , and stealing twelve yards of silver gilt trimming, value 3 l.; ten ounces of silver gilt thread, value 3 l. 10 s.; eight ounces of silver thread, value 2 l.; seventeen ounces of silver shruff, value 3 l.; one ounce of silver gilt waste, value 3 s.; ten ounces of silver wire, value 2 l. 12 s. 6 d.; fourteen ounces of silver gilt lace, value 20 s.; a pair of silver tassels, value 2 s.; and a yard and half of silver lace, value 1 s., the goods of William Wilby ; and three tea-spoons, value 3 s., and a salt spoon, value 1 s. , the goods of Elizabeth Clare.

WILLIAM WILBY. I am a gold and silver laceman , and live with my father in St. Bartholomew's hospital. I carry on business in the house of Elizabeth Clare, No. 75, Little Britain . I saw this property safe about eight o'clock in the evening of the 9th of May, when I left the house; some was locked up in different places, and some in boxes, and on shelves. I was called up about seven o'clock in the morning, and went to Mrs. Clare's, and missed the articles mentioned in the indictment, from my shop; I saw part of them next day at Guildhall, and part on the ground floor of the prisoner's house, Angel-court, Grub-street, where he lived with his father.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Does any servant of your's sleep at this house? A. No; Mrs. Clare lives there and takes care of the premises for me - she pays me rent for the upper part of the house - I pay the rent and taxes of the whole house - I pay her no salary - she merely attends to my business if I am out. The prisoner had left my service a few days before - his father is now in my employ, and has given me information to get part of the property back.

COURT. Q. Whose dwelling-house is it? A. Mrs. Clare pays me rent - we both enter at the same door.

ELIZABETH CLARE. I rent part of this house of Mr. Wilby at 30 l. a-year; he occupies the shop and counting house; the street door leads into the shop. On the 9th of May I went to bed at half-past twelve o'clock; I was not disturbed in the night; about half-past six o'clock in the morning my servant called me up - I found Mr. Wilby's counting-house and shop strewed all over with goods - the bolts and bars were undone, but there was no appearance of force; the persons must have got in at a small opening leading to the cellar; it was just wide enough for a person to get in - he must then force the cellar door, which fastens with a small button - I cannot say whether it was buttoned or not - it opens into the passage - the counting-house was not locked - two drawers in the counting-house were broken open - I lost some spoons from the kitchen, which is on the same floor as the shop.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you pay a less rent in consideration of your minding the shop occasionally? A. No; I merely assist as his family are friends of mine; the shop and work-shop was for his exclusive use - the cellar door could be easily opened, as the top part was quite loose; I found a chisel on Mr. Wilby's desk; which did not belong to him.

MARY POULTER . I am servant to Mrs. Clare. I went to bed about half-past eleven o'clock at night, leaving my mistress up with the two young ladies; I got up at half-past six, and found the street door had been opened inside; Mr. Wilby's drawers were open and property strewed about - every drawer in the store-room had been forced open.

MARTIN NEWMAN . I am in Mr. Wilby's employ. On the 10th of May, at half-past six o'clock, I went to work and found the door open - the back door was also open.

WILLIAM RHODES . I am a City patrol. On the 10th of May, between eight and nine o'clock in the morning, Mr. Wilby sent for me; I examined his premises - three locks were broken - I got a search warrant and went to No. 5, Angel-court, Grub-street; the prisoner was at home there with his mother; his father came in while I was searching - I found nothing in the lower part of the house and went away; his father fetched me between six and seven o'clock the same evening - the prisoner was then in the Compter - his mother delivered me some of Mr. Wilby's property, and four of Mrs. Clare's spoons. The chisel exactly fits the marks on the locks which were forced.

WILLIAM HENRY TURNER . I am a refiner and live in Little Britain. After the prisoner was committed I saw him in Newgate, and said I thought he had better give me information about it; he had lived with me, and I felt an interest in his behalf; he told me that Ferris was the man who planned it, and that the things left at the coffee-shop was his share of the plunder - Ferris lived with Mr. Wilby at the time - I believe he has mislead the prisoner.

JOHN LACY HAWKINS . I am a marshalsman. I went with Rhodes, and after the prisoner was committed I went to a coffee-shop kept by Tidswell, who delivered me some things sewn in a handkerchief - nobody could tell the contents without opening it.

Cross-examined. Q. A man older than the prisoner was taken on suspicion? A. Yes, and was discharged, which I am sorry for.

ELIZABETH TIDSWELL . My husband keeps a coffee-shop, No. 72, Old-street. I was present when Hawkins found this property at our house; the prisoner was in the habit of coming to our house to read the paper; he delivered the property to me the day after the robbery, and desired me to keep them for him for an hour or two - they were in a handkerchief sewn round - I could not tell what it contained - he never came to the house afterwards.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-10

1060. THOMAS BRIANT was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , a silk handkerchief, value 4 s., the goods of John Iggulden , from his person .

JOHN IGGULDEN, ESQ. I am a Proctor , and live in Doctors'-commons. On the 15th of June, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, I was going towards Doctor's-commons , with a handkerchief in my pocket, when a person gave me information - I pursued the prisoner, and saw him throw my handkerchief down; I picked it up and secured him with assistance.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NICHOLAS WESSON . I am a baker. I was on Ludgate-hill, and saw the prisoner and another boy, about thirteen years of age, behind him; I saw the smaller boy draw the handkerchief out of the prosecutor's pocket, and give it to the prisoner, who put it in his apron, and they both ran away; I informed the prosecutor, pursued the prisoner, and only lost sight of him in turning the corner - I am sure he is the person.

THOMAS LANGAN . I am a printer. I was passing along Broadway, Ludgate-hill, heard a cry of Stop thief! and saw the prisoner running towards me - I seized him and saw him drop the handkerchief, which Mr. Iggulden picked up.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250630-11

1061. WILLIAM CALVERT was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Richard Warneford , about five o'clock in the afternoon, of the 8th of April , (no person being therein) and stealing a watch, value 12 l. 12 s.; a key, value 2 s. 6 d.; another watch, value 2 l. 2 s.; a pair of sleeve buttons, value 1 l. 1 s.; a tooth-pick case, value 3 l. 3 s.; three coats, value 3 l.; a dressing-case, value 30 s.; two razors, value 12 s.; a pair of scissors, value 3 s.; a penknife, value 3 s.; a clothes brush, value 4 s.; a shaving brush and case, value 10 s.; a tooth brush case, value 10 s.; a razor strop, value 3 s.; four glass bottles, value 12 s.; a looking-glass, value 5 s.; a brush, value 3 s.; three sovereigns, and four 10 l. bank-notes , his property.

MR. CARRINGTON conducted the prosecution.

Mr. RICHARD WARNEFORD. I occupy chambers on the second floor, No. 13, Clifford's-inn . I received two 10 l. notes, Nos. 4131 and 4132, dated the 12th of March, 1825, from Mr. Hankin; I put them into my dressing-case, which I locked, and put into a drawer, which I also locked; I saw them safe at half-past two o'clock on the 8th of April, and left my chambers about three, leaving nobody there. I reside at the chambers - they have an outer door, which I double locked: I returned at six that evening, found all the drawers broken open, and the property stated in the indictment gone - the value, including the notes, is between 70 l. and 80 l. I found a crow bar in the chambers; the door-lock had not been forced - the locks of the drawers had been wrenched off, and the marks corresponded with the crow bar.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK, Q. Are yours double chambers? A. No, but a Mr. Nixon also lives in them and sleeps there; I am the tenant - he is to pay me rent - he has a key; there are only two keys: I would not have sworn to the numbers of the notes had I not since made inquiry.

COURT. Q. Had Mr. Nixon any door that he could shut against you? A. No.

RALPH BARCHARD HANKIN . I am a solicitor, and live at Bedford. On the 6th of April I received from Messrs. Smith, Payne, and Co. six 10 l. Bank notes, Nos. 4127 tos 4132, inclusive, and paid Nos. 4131 and 4132 to Mr. Warneford directly: as soon as I got home I received a letter from Mr. Warneford, and referred to the rest of the notes, not having parted with any more of them, and found I had paid him those numbers.

Cross-examined. Q. Was that memorandum made by yourself? A. I made it after I received information of the

robbery, which was two or three days after I had paid him the notes.

SAMUEL NIXON . I reside in these chambers. On the 8th of April, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I left with Mr. Warneford - he double locked the door.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you lost a key lately? A. A key was lost a few days before the robbery - A new one was made. - I cannot say whether the lock was altered.

MR. WARNEFORD. A boy, who was my servant, had lost my key while I was in the country: the lock was not altered.

ROBERT JAY . I am a tailor, and live in George-street, Shoreditch. I remember a person coming to my house to buy a pair of trowsers, on the Saturday in Easter week - the prisoner is that person: he asked for two pair of trowsers - I gave him some to look at - another man came in - they said

"Good morning," to each other - nothing else passed between them; the prisoner bought some trowsers and paid me a 10 l. note, which I got changed at Perry's, the George public-house; the other man bought a pair of breeches which were in pledge - he gave me another 10 l. note, which I got changed at the pawnbroker's; the name of Nichol, No. 19, Provot street," was written on the back of it, during the time I went into the back room, but which of them wrote it I cannot say: I cannot read myself, but my wife, who was in the shop, read that to me, but not in the prisoner's presence - I cannot identify it.

Cross-examined. Q. When did you see the prisoner in custody? A. It might be five or six weeks after Vann, and another officer, came and took me to the office in a coach, not as a prisoner.

Q. When Vann pointed the prisoner out to you did you not say

"So help me God that is not the man?" A. I said it was not the man: I believe I said I was sure he was not the man - I said nothing to give strength to that declaration.

Q. Did Vann order you to be locked up till you said he was the man? A. Yes; when I was locked up I said I thought he was the man.

Q. On your oath were you not taken up for the robbery and examined, a fortnight before the prisoner was in custody? A. No; I was taken to the office a week or ten days after the robbery: I have seen two men since the prisoner was taken, who appeared to me a good deal like the men, and directly they saw me they ran away: I told a friend of it - I do not know his name.

COURT. Q. If you knew him, you knew his name? A. It was an attorney who came to me, Mr. Price - I could not recollect his name before; I think the prisoner is older than the man was.

ELIZA JAMES . I remember two persons coming to our shop - I cannot swear to them.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-12

1062. DENNIS MADDOX was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , a handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of Henry Patrick , from his person .

MR. HENRY PATRICK. I live in East-street, Red-lion-square. On the 2d of June, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I was in St. Paul's church-yard ; the charity children were coming along - I was near the gates, by the Chapter-house, and felt something at my pocket, turned round, and saw the prisoner immediately behind me, with my handkerchief in his hand: a constable had seized him - he cried but said nothing to the charge.

BENJAMIN PHILLIPS . I am a constable. I saw Mr. Patrick by the North gate of St. Paul's; I had seen the prisoner a quarter of an hour before, in company with two others, rather taller than himself, but quite young: I watched them - they parted at the end of Cannon-alley; the prisoner remained at the end of the alley; I saw him put his hand into a gentleman's pocket, draw a handkerchief a little way out, and put it back again; he then went to Mr. Patrick, put his hand into his pocket, and drew his handkerchief out - I seized his arm with it in his hand: he said he was never in custody before.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-13

NEW COURT. (1st DAY.)

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

1063. JAMES BENBOW was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of June , a pair of shoes, value 3 s. , the goods of Thomas Chittenden .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18250630-14

1064. EDWARD PATRICK & WILLIAM DICKENSON were indicted for feloniously assaulting William Winstandly , with intent to rob him, and his goods and monies from his person, and against his will to steal .

WILLIAM WINSTANDLY. I am an appraiser . On the morning of the 20th of April, at one o'clock, I was coming along Grub-street - the two prisoners came and pushed me off the pavement; I crossed the way, and ran off; they followed me, and pushed me again; I asked what they meant by it, and said if they did not desist I would give them in charge; I ran on to Chiswell-street: they followed, and took me by the collar, one on each side, tore my shirt, and unbuttoned my coat. They took hold of my inventory book, which was in my side pocket; I took it from them, and struck them with it; I then collared and held one of them till the watchman came, and they were taken to the watch-house.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Did you attend last Session? A. Yes, but I was too late. I do not know whether they were committed by the Magistrate, or admitted to bail. Patrick was in a court, but I do not know what he was doing; I did not push against him, nor did he complain that I had done so; I did not take out my book, and say I was an officer, and that was my charge book, and I would make an entry of their having attempted to rob me, and pull them up the next day. I told them I would give them in charge; I might say it was my inventory book: they did not take me by the collar for the purpose of giving me in charge, for assaulting them; it was I who first called Watch! I charged them with the assault, but not with an attempt to rob. I was not drunk. I swear I did not assault either of them till they took hold of my collar.

JOHN BETTS . I am a watchman. On the 20th of April, about one o'clock in the morning. I was going my rounds, and heard the call of Watch! I went to the spot with Cox, and found the prisoners in contact with the prosecutor; Patrick had his hand on him, and the prosecutor's hat was in the gutter; he said,

"Watchmen, take these two men into custody;" we took them to the watch-house; they were not quite sober: when they got there they said that Winstandly had assaulted them, but they did not say how - he rebutted the charge.

PATRICK'S Defence. We had been to a friend's, to see the process of pipe making - it was near one o'clock before we left there: my friend stopped in Grub-street; I was going on, and passed the prosecutor; he said,

"Who are you? and what are you?" I replied,

"Who are you" - I passed on, and when I got on the opposite side of the way, he followed, and called me a vagabond and scoundrel; I asked what he meant - he said he meant what he said, and said,

"Here is my charge book," and struck me with it in the month; he made my lip bleed: my friend then came up, and pushed him from me; the watchmen were called, and they came up; Cox, the watchman, said,

"I will take that gentleman's charge in preference to your's." There were two gentlemen who saw the transaction, and I asked them to go to the watch-house, but the constable of the night would not admit them, and took the charge against us. I said the prosecutor was drunk - the watch-house-keeper said it was no matter whether he was drunk or sober, he had given the charge, and he must take it; we had then no recourse but to publish handbills; in consequence of which those gentlemen came forward to take our parts.

JOSEPH DISS . I am a gold and silver wire-drawer. I was in Grub-street at the time of this disturbance. In consequence of seeing the hand-bills I came forward to state what I knew. I heard Patrick say,

"Who are you, Sir," and the prosecutor said,

"I will let you know who I am" - he thrust his charge book (as he called it) into his face. I did not see any attempt made by either of the prisoners to take his book, till he pulled it out of his pocket; Dickenson then came up, took hold of the prosecutor, and said,

"What do you mean by that?" at which time both parties called for the watch; there was nothing then said about any attempt to rob him: they were taken to the watch-house; I and another witness went there, but were refused admittance. The prisoners were strangers to me.

JAMES FUSTEN . I am a tailor, and live in Lamb's-passage, Chiswell-street; I was in company with Diss. I observed Patrick and Winstandly together; I heard Winstandly say,

"I'll tell you what I am, here is my charge book;" I believe his mouth bled: I saw no attempt to take any thing from him. I went to the watch-house, but got no admittance. In consequence of seeing the handbills I attended. The prosecutor seemed to be intoxicated.

JOHN WILLIAMS . I keep a public-house. The prosecutor came to my house about twelve o'clock at night, and was then intoxicated.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-15

1065. JONATHAN PROUD was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of May , sixty pieces of stone, value 40 l. , the goods of Richard Chadwick .

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

RICHARD CHADWICK. I am a stone-mason , and live in Winchester-place, Pentonville - the prisoner had been my foreman about two years. On the 14th of May I went to his lodgings with an officer, and found sixty-two pieces of marble and other stone, which I am quite positive were mine - here are a part of them.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Were you aware of his working on his own account? A. No, or I would not have suffered it; he had a good character. I had no suspicious of him though I had lost property.

JAMES LORRING . I am a watchman. On the 14th of May I saw the prisoner about one o'clock in the morning, getting over a wooden fence at Mr. Chadwick's; I asked what he was doing; he said he was foreman to Mr. Chadwick, and had a right to be there - that there were two men within the premises, who threatened to knock his brains out; I sprung the rattle, and asked where the men were - he said they were standing against the parlour window. I surrounded the premises with watchmen, and took the prisoner round to the front of the house; I called to Mr. Chadwick, and said I had got this person; I afterwards found those two pieces of marble slab near the place where he had got over.

JOHN AYRES . I am servant to Mr. Silcock, at the Salmon and Compasses, public-house, Pentonville. On the night of the 16th of May the prisoner came and knocked at the door after we had shut up - he said he wanted to speak to Mr. Silcock, and wanted to leave a piece of marble, as he had got two other pieces, and could not carry them; I took the piece, and put it down by the side of the clock; he then wanted to have something to drink, but my master would not draw it.

WILLIAM REYNOLDS . I am an officer. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house about half-past one o'clock; I asked if he knew any thing about the matter: he said No. Next morning I asked him if he should like to send for any friend; he said Yes, he should like to get some friend to bail him; I said I could not take any bail - then he said he would give me a guinea to go to his master, and make it up as it was his first offence.

The prisoner put in a written Defence, stating that he was intoxicated when he went into the yard, but took no property whatever; that he worked on his own account, and the marble found at his lodging was his own.

The prisoner received a good character.

GUILTY. Aged 24.

Recommended to Mercy .

Confined Six Months and Whipped .

Reference Number: t18250630-16

1066. GEORGE COATES and THEOPHILUS BELLIS were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , a handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of Robert Brown , from his person .

ROBERT BROWN. On the 21st of May I was in Princes-street, Soho - a person came up to me, and pointed out two persons at a distance; I felt in my pocket, and missed my handkerchief. I pursued, and came up with the prisoner Coates in Little Pulteney-street; I charged him with having taken the handkerchief - he denied it. I said I should take him to the watch-house; he consented to go, but almost immediately ran away; he was pursued, and taken shortly afterwards - it was not found.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. How long was it before you came up with him? A. About ten minutes; he had a companion, but I cannot tell whether it was the other prisoner or not.

JOSEPH RADFORD . I saw the prisoners in Princes-street - I saw Bellis take a handkerchief from the prosecutor's pocket, and give it to Coates; they then went through George-court to Coventry-street; I followed through Great Mary-le-bone-street, and then to Little Pulteney-street, with the prosecutor, who stopped them - they denied it. I saw them again on the Wednesday week, at the office, and knew them again; I had not seen Coates before; he was searched, but no handkerchief was found on him. I had kept them in view till they were taken, but I was about one hundred yards behind them.

ROBERT WALMSLEY . On the 21st of May I took Coates, as he was going into his mother's house, about four o'clock.

COATES - GUILTY . Aged 18.

BELLIS - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-17

1067. EDWARD FOWLER was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of September , 138 lbs. of sugar, value 3 l. 10 s. , the goods of Benjamin Severn and others, his partners.

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-18

1068. JAMES MOODY was indicted for embezzlement .

HENRY HUBBARD . I live at the Stingo, public-house. The prisoner has been in my service about a fortnight, as pot-boy - he was to take out beer and receive the money. On the 8th of June he did not bring me five halfpence as the price of a pint of beer, from Mrs. Lincoln; he left that day, and came back on the Saturday afterwards; I told him he had acted wrong in going off with the money: he said he would go to work and pay it off.

ELIZABETH LINCOLN . I am a widow, and live in Mary-le-bone. On the 8th of June I paid the prisoner 2 1/2 d. for a pint of beer, for his master.

MICHAEL MORRIS . I was sent for to take the prisoner - he said a person in Stafford-street owed him 4 s.

Prisoner's Defence. I was taking out beer on my own account; I left some on credit, which I have not received the money for.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-19

1069. ROBERT LAWS was indicted for embezzlement .

JOHN FRAZIER . I am a customer of Mrs. Clarke's. I paid the prisoner 4 l. 5 s. 6 d. for her, on the 14th of June.

JAMES FOGG . The prisoner was brought to the watch-house; I asked if he had got the money which Mrs. Clarke said he had taken - he said he had not received it - that he had taken the receipt and note to Mr. Frazier, but he said he was busy, and he must call again. Next morning I found the prisoner crying, and I asked him what he was crying for - he then said he had received the money, and another boy persuaded him to take it.

Prisoner's Defence. I never had the money. I met Mr. Frazier coming out of his house, and he said he could not stop then to give me the money - I must come next day.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-20

1070. JOSEPH LAMBERT was indicted for embezzlement .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Strongly recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-21

1071. CHARLES TOPPIN was indicted for embezzlement .

JOHN COLSON . I am a brick-maker . The prisoner was my carman . On the 9th and 10th of May he took some bricks to Mr. Rowley's; I sent him there for the money a day or two before the 7th of June, on which day he came to book his work, and I asked if he had received the money - he said No, he was to take another thousand bricks the next morning, and they would be paid for altogether.

JOHN ROWLEY . I met the prisoner in the street; he said he was going to my house for the money, and I gave it to him in two sovereigns and five shillings.

LOUISA LUCY COLSON . I am the prosecutor's daughter. I booked the prisoner's work on the 7th of June, and asked him for Mr. Rowley's money - he said he was to take another thousand bricks the next morning.

THOMAS BRETT . I am an officer. I found the prisoner drunk at the Green Dragon, public-house - he confessed that he had had the money.

Prisoner's Defence. I met a fellow-servant, got a little intoxicated, and do not know what I did.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-22

1072. WILLIAM WHIDEMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of June , a handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of John Hazard , from his person .

JOHN HAZARD. I was near the Angel Inn, Islington , on the 23d of June - a gentleman told me something; I turned round, and missed my handkerchief. I saw the prisoner and another person near me - they began running; I pursued, and called Stop thief! I went up to the prisoner, and took the handkerchief from him.

ROBERT ALLEY . I heard the cry of Stop thief! I followed the prisoner, and took him with the handkerchief.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw the handkerchief laying on the pavement, took it up, and was walking along, when I was stopped.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-23

1073. JOHN TRACEY and JOHN FORD were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , a handkerchief, value 6 s., the goods of John Ottley , from his person .

JOHN OTTLEY. On the 3d of June, about six o'clock in the evening, I was in New Compton-street - I had used my handkerchief, and put it into my pocket; I felt for it a second time, and missed it - I turned round, and saw the two prisoners at my heels, and secured them; I took them into a shop: they were both searched, but nothing was found. The street-keeper said I could do as I liked about giving them in charge; I said I would, and as we were going along we were pursued by the person into whose

house I had taken them, who said he had found the handkerchief.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Were there any other persons in the shop? A. Yes; there might be four or five. The handkerchief could not have been on any part of my person. Tracey stood nearest the counter.

JOHN ARNOLD . The prisoners were brought into my shop, and I saw them searched by the officer; they stood near the counter, on the outside. Immediately they were gone I went behind the counter, and found the handkerchief.

PHILIP RILEY . I searched the two prisoners, but cannot say which I searched first - I think it was Ford.

TRACEY'S Defence. I was just coming out of a coffee-shop, and this gentleman accused me of having taken his handkerchief.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-24

1074. MARY SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , a bonnet, value 20 s., and a pelisse, value 10 s., the goods of Mary Badland , from the person of Mary Badland, spinster .

MARY BADLAND. I am a widow, and live in Morgan-street, St. George's, with my mother; I have a daughter, six years of age. On the 6th of June she came home crying - I took her out, and she pointed the prisoner out to me; I pushed her into a shop, and said she had robbed my child; she said she had not: I said,

"What have you in your apron?" it was the child's pelisse, which she had on at two o'clock, when she went out to school.

THOMAS WILLIAM BOTLEY . I am an officer. I found the pelisse on the prisoner; she said she had received it from a companion, but did not know her name, and she was going to pawn it.

Prisoner's Defence. I met a young woman, who asked me to go and pawn the pelisse for her; I said I would, and as I was going along the little girl took hold of me, and said,

"This is the girl;" I took it from my apron, and said I was going to pawn it.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-25

1075. CATHERINE CURRAN was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , a sovereign, and seven shillings, the monies of John Fleetwood Fallshaw , from his person .

JOHN FLEETWOOD FALLSHAW. On the 19th of June, about a quarter past twelve o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner near Turnstile, in Holborn , and went with her to the Bull and Gate - we went to a room up stairs, and while we were on the sofa together I found her hand in my pocket; she took out my money, and put the sovereign into her mouth - I got from her, and she ran down stairs; I followed to the door, took hold of her, and gave her in charge. On the road to the watch-house she gave the sovereign to the watchman.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you pay for the room? A. Yes, and had given her 4 s. I had had one pint of porter to drink, but no spirits; I had been in no other house. When she was before the Magistrate she said I had given her the sovereign for a shilling.

JAMES WARREN . I am an officer. The prisoner was given into my charge at the Bull and Gate. On the way to the watch-house she pressed my hand to her side, and whispered,

"I have got the sovereign, will you take it?" I said Yes: I took it, and gave it to the constable of the night - she had some silver in her hand; I should think not more than 2 s. or 3 s., which she said he had given to her.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-26

1076. HENRY CARTWRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , four 5 l. Bank notes, the property of Peter Stamp , from his person .

PETER STAMP. I belong to the brig Bustard . On the 9th of June I was paid off at Chatham, and had four 5 l. notes when I landed at the Tower steps. I went to the Red Cross, public-house, at the bottom of Tower-hill ; I got quite drunk, and fell asleep; I awoke about ten o'clock, and missed the property; the colonel of the regiment which Cartwright belongs to, showed me 19 l. 11 s. the next day.

WILLIAM BEECHAM . I saw the prisoner and Stamp in Tower-street, about nine o'clock that evening; the prisoner pushed Stamp down twice: a fireman came up, and asked what he had to do with the man - he said he was his father, and had come that day from Yorkshire.

THOMAS LADD . I belong to the same regiment as the prisoner. On the following morning I went to a shop kept by Shopton; I saw the prisoner there - he gave a 5 l. note to him: I stated this to my officer.

ROBERT STEVENS . I am serjeant major of the battallion to which the prisoner belongs. On the morning after the robbery I searched him, and found a purse with twelve sovereigns and a half in gold, and 2 l. in silver - I then went to Shopton, and received a 5 l. note.

WILLIAM SHOPTON . On the morning of the 10th of June the prisoner gave me a 5 l. note to keep for him - he said his wife had come from the country, and brought him 20 l. or 25 l. to get his discharge.

MARK JONES . I am serjeant of the prisoner's company. On the morning of the 10th of June I heard him accused of the robbery, and was sent with an escort to take him before a Magistrate.

Prisoner's Defence. I met the prosecutor in Tower-street, and had a pint of beer with him - he was very drunk, and gave me the money to keep till the morning.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250630-27

1077. CHARLES THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of May , a watch, value 2 l., the goods of Henry Trowse Stevenson , from his person .

HENRY TROWSE STEVENSON. On Friday, the 13th of May, I saw the prisoner (whom I had known before), at the Roe Buck, public-house, in Holborn - we came away together about half-past eleven o'clock at night: I was very much intoxicated. We strolled about the streets a considerable time, and some women walked with us. In the morning I found myself in bed with a girl, at a house of ill-fame; I then missed my watch.

JOHN BROWN . I am shopman to Mr. Harrison, a pawnbroker. The prisoner brought this watch to pawn, on the 14th of May - he gave his right name and address; he had pawned things there before.

WILLIAM COUSINS . I am an officer. Stevenson directed me to go to a house in Holborn, on the 31st of May, to take the prisoner; I found him at the door.

Prisoner's Defence. I was in company with him for two or three hours; I spent a good deal of money with him, and he then asked me to go and have a spree with him; I said it was late, but I would spend an hour or two with him. We went to the corner of Bow-street, but we could not get into a house there; some girls and some men came up to us; he said he was going with one of them, and asked me to lend him a little silver, which I did - he then said,

"Here, take my watch, and you can give me the ticket of it when I see you again."

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-28

1078. THOMAS BLACKMORE was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , a handkerchief, value 4 s., the goods of William Eccles , from his person .

WILLIAM ECCLES. I was in Holborn early on the morning of the 12th of June, with my family; my wife said something - I turned, and saw the prisoner running about ten yards from me; I overtook him in Southampton-buildings, about two or three hundred yards from where I had been. I found my handkerchief on the rails of an area, about one hundred yards from where he was taken.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Was it not rather dark? A. No. There were other persons in the street.

THOMAS M'GRATH . I am a watchman. On the morning of the 13th of June I saw the prisoner running, and Eccles pursuing him; I jumped up, and sprang my rattle; he turned down Southampton-buildings: the watchman at the bottom of the buildings answered my rattle, and the prisoner then turned up Northampton-court; Eccles took him there: the handkerchief was found near there.

GEORGE BIGGARY . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoner and prosecutor running down Southampton-buildings; I afterwards found the handkerchief in the buildings.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

A witness gave the prisoner an excellent character.

GUILTY. Aged 16.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor .

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-29

1079. NATHANIEL STRINGALL was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , 4 lbs. of copper, value 3 s., the goods of William Ford , his master .

WILLIAM FORD. I am a scale-pan maker , and live in Broad-street, Turnmill-street. The prisoner had been in my employ for five years; I went to Mr. Ham's house in May, on some business; he shewed me some copper which had been taken from my warehouse - I knew it to be mine - I had been in the habit of missing copper for three years: I have no hesitation in swearing to it: the prisoner had not left my service.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Have you ever sold copper to him? A. I believe he had some copper of me to make a kettle; he made that kettle in my place; I cannot call to mind that I ever sold him any more: I have let other workmen have copper to make kettles if they wanted it; I never sold any cut out for scales, as this is, in my life.

WILLIAM HAM . I am a copper and brass-founder. I have known the prisoner from a boy - he has often come to me and represented himself as doing business on his own account: he sold me this copper on the 15th or 16th of May. I saw Mr. Ford in the Whitsun-week, and shewed him the copper, and some more like it - it is cut out for scale pans.

Cross-examined. Q. Why is not the other part brought here? A. It is melted down.

Q. Is the cut of this copper different to other pieces? A. Yes, they are cut in a circular manner for scales.

WILLIAM FORD re-examined. Q. How many scale-pan makers are there in London? A. One besides myself - he would cut scale-pans in the same manner as I do - the prisoner confessed at Bow-street that he had taken this.

Prisoner's Defence. I never took any off his premises but what I bought of him.

GUILTY . Aged 49.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-30

1080. MARTHA REDGRAVE was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , a handkerchief, value 2 s., the goods of Mary Crowther , spinster, her mistress .

MARY CROWTHER. I am a laundress . The prisoner was in my employ; on the 30th of April I missed a cambrick handkerchief, which she had to iron with other things - I inquired for it but could get no information. She was taken up for another offence and the duplicate of the handkerchief was found.

GEORGE GILLET . I am a pawnbroker. This handkerchief was pawned at my house, on the 30th of April, by the prisoner, in her own name - she had pawned articles there before.

JOHN WIGGINS . I am a constable. I went with the prosecutrix to the pawnbroker's: the prisoner is married, and has three children.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-31

1081. EDWIN HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of June , a gold pin, value 3 s., the goods of Thomas Sydes and Abraham Sydes , his masters .

JOHN CROSS . I am a pawnbroker and live in Clerkenwell. The prisoner brought this pin to pawn on the 11th of June: I said I thought he had not come honestly by it, and he must send some person who could give a better account of it. I kept it - I heard in a few days, that he was in custody - the pin is in an unfinished state.

THOMAS SYDES. I am in partnership with my brother, Abraham Sydes. The prisoner was our apprentice ; this pin is ours; it was made by the prisoner, I believe, though another workman might have done it.

WILLIAM BROWN EDWARDS . I am a constable of Hatton-garden. I took the prisoner on the 14th of June.

Prisoner's Defence. The gold is not my masters' - it was some of my father's, who is in the habit of using leaf gold, and my mother saved some scraps which I melted, and made the pin of.

JOSEPH HARRIS . I am the prisoner's father, and live at No. 3, Gray's Inn-lane. I am a gilder, and use a good deal of gold - some scraps are left from time to time. I

have a person present who saw them, and advised him to melt them down and make a pin: it was my wife who gave it to him. I have often told him never to make any thing at his masters'.

THOMAS WICKS . About a month ago the prisoner shewed me a piece of gold, about twenty grains, and asked me if it would make a pin - I said it would.

MRS. HARRIS. I gave my son some gold to make a pin for me about the latter end of May: he said it was about one pennyweight and a half.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-32

1082. MARY DWIRE was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June , five yards of linen, value 5 s. , the goods of Samuel Pope and Richard Pope .

WILLIAM MATON . I am in the service of Richard and Samuel Pope, linen-drapers , Holborn. The prisoner came to the shop on the 25th of June, to match a pattern of print - I saw a piece of linen under her arm, and took it from her - it has our mark upon it - I charged her with taking it - she begged I would not name it.

WILLIAM CLARK . I am an officer. I took her in charge.

GUILTY . Aged 32.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-33

1083. SARAH EVANS and ANN MARTIN were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , two yards and a half of printed cotton, value 2 s. 9 d. , the goods of David Christy .

MARTHA CHRISTY . I am the wife of David Christie, a haberdasher ; we live in Shoreditch. I had seen this cotton safe, between one and two o'clock, at the shop door, about five minutes before it was taken; I pursued the prisoners and took them in the street; I brought them back to the shop and saw Evans drop it.

SYLVIA CHAMBERS . I live opposite to Mr. Christy's. I saw Evans take the print from a bar at the door; the prisoners then went together up Agnes-terrace - they were together and I think both were in liquor.

SAMUEL TAYLOR . I am an officer. I took the prisoners into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

EVANS' Defence. I was very much in liquor and do not know whether I took it or not.

EVANS - GUILTY . Aged 47.

Confined Three Months .

MARTIN - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-34

1084. ALBION SMITH , THOMAS CONNOLLY , and THOMAS ADAMS , were indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , 2 lbs. of veal, value 18 d.; 2 lbs. of ham, value 18 d., and 12 ozs. of butter, value 1 s. , the goods of John Seaman .

JOHN SEAMAN. I live in Mary-street, Hampstead-road . On the 6th of June I saw part of a ham and a piece of fillet of veal, which were locked up in my safe, at eleven o'clock that night; I was sent for home the next day, and saw them lying on the mat in a dirty apron.

WILLIAM GEARY . I was at work near Mr. Seaman's, in Mary-street, on the 7th of June, about half-past five o'clock, and saw the prisoners lurking about the place together; they turned in towards the brewery, and staid there about a minute or two - they then came out - I did not notice any thing in their hands - one of them then got over the rails and went down the area; I did not see him come away; I spoke to my employer, and went with a fellow workman to see if there was anything in the area, but there was not.

JAMES HOUSE . I am a coach carver. On the 7th of June I saw Adams leaning against a lamp post, looking on the opposite side of the way; I went to see what he was looking at, and saw Smith coming from the area of Mr. Seaman's house with something tied up in a dirty apron - I said

"What have you got in the apron;" he dropped it but made no answer; I then took the bundle, and Smith ran away; I saw Connolly then come from the area rails; I collared and took him, with the bundle, into the house, and gave them in custody of the person who opened the door.

JAMES JEFFERSON . I am servant to Mr. Seaman. About half past six o'clock, on the morning of June the 7th, I was alarmed by the servant calling at the bed-room door that the safe had been robbed - I went down and received the prisoner Connolly and the bundle in charge.

ROBERT JACKSON . I was outside a new building in Mary-street, heard a cry of Stop thief, and saw the prisoner Smith running - I stopped and held him a few minutes, but no person coming I let him go.

CHARLES COUSINS . I took up Smith and Adams.

CONNOLLY'S Defence. I had been to Somers town, to draw away some ashes. I have worked for Mr. Booth.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 14.

CONNOLLY - GUILTY . Aged 13.

ADAMS - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-35

1085. ANN SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , a shawl, value 10 s. , the goods of Thomas Wilson .

THOMAS WILSON. I lived with Mr. Wooley, in Titchfield-street , at the time of the late fire. My property was moved into the street - I was busy in getting my master's horses out, and did not see much to my own property: I have seen a shawl in the possession of a pawnbroker in Berwick-street, and know it to be my wife's - I had given two guineas for it.

EDMUND LUCAS . I went with Wilson to the prisoner's house and found a box, partly under her bed, which some person had given her to take care of; I took it away and afterwards heard from the witness that the shawl had been lost out of it.

HENRY HALL . I am shopman to Mr. Aldous, of Berwick-street - the prisoner brought the shawl to pawn at our house.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-36

1086. WILLIAM SHEAY was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of May , a crown, a half-crown, a shilling, six sixpences, and two penny pieces , the monies of Mary Fowler .

MARY FOWLER. I am a widow , and keep a shop in Castle-street . On the 26th of May I was in the room behind my shop, and heard the rattling of half-pence; I went into the shop and found the prisoner there - the till was taken out of its place and stood in a chair - I took hold of him; he tried to get away - I called for help and the

watchman came and took him: there was a crown, a half-crown, some sixpences and shillings in the till.

THOMAS WEBB . I am a watchman. I heard the cry of Thief! and took the prisoner; he told me next morning that he did it for want.

GUILTY . Aged 12.

Whipped and Discharged.

Reference Number: t18250630-37

1087. SUSAN MANDLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , two bedgowns, value 2 s.; a blanket, value 2 s.; a frock, value 2 s.; and a handkerchief, value 3 s. , the goods of Elizabeth White .

ELIZABETH WHITE. I am a widow - the prisoner lodged with me. I lost these articles from a chest in a room over that which she occupied: I had seen some of them safe about a week before.

SOMERVILLE TEMPLE . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Broad-street, Ratcliffe. I have some property which was pawned at different times in the month of May.

CHARLES COLLINS . I am a pawnbroker. I have a frock and a handkerchief which were pawned with me on the 13th of May and 8th of June, by the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18250630-38

1088. ABRAHAM LOCKWOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of June , eleven shirts, value 4 l.; four pairs of trowsers, value 3 l.; two coats, value 2 l.; a flute, value 1 l.; two waistcoasts, value 10 s.; a neckcloth, value 9 d., and three handkerchiefs, value 2 s. , the goods of Adam Ainslie .

ADAM AINSLIE. I am clerk to an attorney. I went to lodge at the prisoner's house about a month ago; about a fortnight since I went home and found on my trunk a pair of his trowsers; I put my hand into the pocket of them and found several duplicates of my property: I then looked into my trunk and missed the articles stated in the indictment.

RICHARD LAW . I am a pawnbroker. I produce these articles which were pawned by the prisoner at different times.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner put in a petition stating that, his having a wife and eight children, in the greatest distress, induced him to commit the offence. Two witnesses spoke to his character.

GUILTY. Aged 34.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18250630-39

1089. WILLIAM KIMMING was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , a watch, value 3 l.; a chain, value 6 d.; a seal, value 10 s.; and a key, value 2 s. , the goods of Abel Limbry .

ABEL LIMBRY. I lost a watch, a chain, a seal, and a key, from a house at Greenwich , on the 12th of June: I was in bed at the time; I had seen them safe at half-past six o'clock that morning.

EMILY WARD . I am an unfortunate girl. Kimming slept at the house that night with another young woman, and Limbry with me in the next room. I saw the watch the night before in Limbry's hand, and at half-past six o'clock that morning he awoke and looked at it; he laid down again for half an hour, and when he awoke it was gone.

PHILLIP HARRIS . The prisoner came to my house in High-street, Shadwell, and brought the watch for sale; I did not think it was his, and sent for the beadle and gave him in charge; he was taken to the watch-house, and there confessed that he had taken it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I gave the landlady of the house a sovereign to take care of, and when I demanded it again she denied having it, and for that reason I took the watch.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18250630-40

1090. WILLIAM GLOVER was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , a handkerchief, value 5 s. , the goods of Robert Salmon .

ROBERT SALMON. I am a tallow-chandler . I was playing at skittles at a house in Bacon-street on the 16th of June - the prisoner set up the skittles; I pulled off my coat and handkerchief, and after playing some time I went in to dinner: the prisoner was sent to see if there was any thing left on the ground - he returned, and we went into the ground again, and left him in the house; we called him in about a quarter of an hour and he was gone: I received some information and when I saw the prisoner again in about two hours, I charged him with having my handkerchief, which he denied.

SAMUEL STEVENS . On the 16th of June I went to the Half-moon and Crown public-house, Bacon-street - I saw the prisoner and the prosecutor, and some other persons - they went to play in the ground, and then returned to the house to dinner; I staid in the ground and saw the prisoner come and take the handkerchief from the coal pocket; I supposed Salmon had sent for it; they returned to the ground in about a quarter of an hour - Salmon said he should put on his handkerchief as it was rather cold; he went to his coat for it and it was gone; I told him what I had seen. The prisoner returned in about two hours, and I then told him I had seen him take it, which he denied. It was a brown handkerchief with blue bars, and a little edge of white.

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor sent me to fetch a pot of half-and-half - I staid and dined with them, and then went away - when I returned he said he had lost his handkerchief, which I had not seen.

GUILTY. Aged 21.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Six Weeks .

Reference Number: t18250630-41

1091. WILLIAM GOODE was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , three live tame fowls, price 6 s. the property of John Vince .

MARY VINCE. I am the wife of John Vince, a cow-keeper - we live in Kingsland-road. I was in the kitchen on the evening of the 28th of May, and heard a noise among the fowls: I went up stairs, and saw the prisoner come out of the fowl house with the fowls in his hand; I asked him what he wanted, and he told me never to mind; I cried Stop thief! two or three times, and Goodman took him.

JOHN GOODMAN . I stopped the prisoner on the 28th of May, with three fowls in his hand.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-42

1092. SUSAN BALLS was indicted for stealing, on the

22d of June , a pair of shoes, value 4 s. , the goods of John Pearson .

The prosecutor did not appear .

NOT GUILTY.

Reference Number: t18250630-43

1093. THOMAS ROWLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , three handkerchiefs, value 7 s.; a watch, value 15 s.; a chain, value 2 d., and a key, value 1 d. , the goods of John Warpole .

BENJAMIN GRIFFIN . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Holborn. I have a watch, which was pawned on the 28th of April, in the name of Mr. Thompson - I cannot swear who by.

JOSEPH TROVELL . I have two silk handkerchiefs pawned by the prisoner, on the 20th of April, and the 14th of May - one in the name of Thompson and the other Johnson.

WILLIAM KING . I am a pawnbroker. I have a handkerchief pawned by the prisoner, in the name of Johnson.

JAMES SHAW . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody.

JOHN WARPOLE . I am a publican. The prisoner lodged in my house; this property is mine; I cannot say whether it was in the bar or up stairs, but I missed them about the middle of March, and found the duplicates and a key of my bed room door, by the side of the prisoner's bed.

Prisoner's Defence. Three other men lodged in my room.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-44

1094. HERMITAGE MIDDLETON was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , a glass goblet, value 18 d. , the goods of William Herbert .

MARGARET WEBB . I am bar maid to William Herbert, a publican . On the 16th of June, Jeffries came and asked if I had lost a goblet - I looked, and missed it from the bar.

MARY MANN . I keep the King and Queen public house, in Old Gravel-lane. The prisoner came into my house and put the glass on the bar; he passed on to the taproom - Jeffries, the officer, was there, and asked where he got it - he said he met a man in Ratcliffe-highway, who had got a glass of grog, and brought away the glass.

JAMES JEFFRIES . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner, who said he had met a sailor who told him he had given 2 s. for a glass of grog, and said

"Here is the glass for you."

Prisoner's Defence. I am in the habit of playing the violin, and as I was going down the Highway, I met a sailor, who said

"Here is a glass for you, I have had a glass of grog."

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-45

1095. WILLIAM JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of June , a work-box, value 5 s. , the goods of Thomas Manser .

ELIZABETH MANSER . I am the wife of Thomas Manser - he is a turner . I was sitting in the parlour, behind our shop on the 23d of June, and saw the prisoner going out of the shop with the box under his arm, partly covered with his handkerchief; I followed him down the street, and cried Stop thief! my husband ran out the back way, and took him, before I lost sight of him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I have been driven to the greatest distress.

GUILTY . Aged 42.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18250630-46

1096. THOMAS JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , two shirts, value 9 s.; a cap, value 6 d., and four handkerchiefs, value 5 s. , the goods of Daniel Dines .

SUSANNA DINES . I am the wife of Daniel Dines. On the 24th of May I had been washing; I saw the prisoner go through the yard, and in about five minutes I missed two shirts, five handkerchiefs, and a cap; I took in the rest of the articles, and gave an alarm; a gentleman rode after the prisoner, and brought him back again - I had seen him at a sale at the next house the day before.

Prisoner. It was a public throughfare - I suppose one hundred people passed through there at the time.

HENRY WALKER . The prosecutrix is my laundress - some of these articles are mine.

WILLIAM EDMONDS . Some of this property is mine - the witness washes for me.

THOMAS BRETT . I am an officer. I was sent for to take the prisoner into custody; I found one shirt on the table of the public-house where he was; he then threw another shirt on the table which I have here.

The prisoner put in a written Defence, stating that he was sent to removesome furniture from the sale, and had found this linen in the privy, that he was taking it to a public house to be owned, when he was taken.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-47

1097. MARIA JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of June , eleven yards of ribbon, value 11 s. , the goods of Thomas Pitts .

DANIEL COLE . I am in the employ of Mr. Thomas Pitts, haberdasher, of Paddington-street. On the evening of the 22d of June the prisoner came in to look at some watered ribbon, but did not buy any - she then asked to look at some purple ribbon - I turned to get it, and when I turned round again I missed the white ribbon - I told Mr. Pitts of it, who sent for an officer - he came and searched her, when a white ribbon and a purple one were found in her pocket.

THOMAS PITTS. What Cole has stated is correct.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-48

1098. ELEANOR HAYFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , a ham, value 10 s. , the good of James Careless .

JOHN PHILPOT . I am shopman to Mr. John Careless, cheesemonger , Clare-street . I was counting eggs behind the counter, about half-past one o'clock, on the 10th of June - I received information from Bescoby - went out and saw the prisoner with a ham, about 18 lbs. weight, under her shawl.

THOMAS BESCOBY . I am a shopman. I saw the prisoner take the ham out of the shop window - she took it away about five or six yards.

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18250630-49

1099. WILLIAM GALLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , 5 lbs. of beef, value 3 s. , the goods of Joseph Gardner .

JOSEPH GARDNER. I am a butcher , and live at Lisson Grove . On Sunday morning, the 19th of June, I missed some beef which hung up in the shop late the night before; when I came down that morning at eight o'clock, I found one piece lying in the shop, and the piece in question gone; I saw by some fat on the rails, over the door, that it had been drawn through there.

WILLIAM WRIGHT . I live in Lisson-grove. On the morning of the 19th of June, I was looking out at my window, and saw the watchman going across the road with a stool in his hand, which he placed against Mr. Gardner's shop door, and with a stick he drew a piece of beef over the door, which he took away; I had seen the same man before crying the hour, and as soon as he had taken the beef he cried the half-hour - I cannot swear that the prisoner is the man.

RICHARD BUCKERIDGE . I went to the prisoner's house on Sunday, the 19th of June, and found his wife cooking some bacon - I found this piece of beef in the cupboard; I took the prisoner into custody on the charge; he said he hoped Mr. Gardner would forgive him: I heard at the watch-house that he had been the watchman on duty that night.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought this piece of beef on Saturday morning, in Oxford-market.

NATHANIEL RAYMENT . I am shopman to Mr. Gardner; I saw the prisoner before our house as watchman on that Saturday night.

GUILTY . Aged 49.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-50

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

1100. JOHN DILLON was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , two pewter pots, value 3 s. , the goods of Mary Ann Morris , widow .

MARY ANN MORRIS. I am a widow, and keep the Castle-inn, Mary-le-bone . The prisoner came to my house on the 10th of June; he had half a pint of beer: after he left he was brought back by my man, and one pot was found in his left hand pocket, and another in his right. I have known him about three years, and should not have suspected him.

THOMAS SMITH . I am in the employ of Mrs. Morris. - The prisoner came to our house on the 10th of June, and had half a pint of beer; I saw him put one pint pot into his right-hand pocket, and another into his left - he sat about a quarter of an hour, and as he was going away I stopped him. I had seen him at the house before.

Prisoner's Defence. I was the worse for liquor.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-51

1101. ABRAHAM BARTON and WILLIAM WORTLEY were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of May , five pecks of beans and oats, mixed, value 5 s. , the goods of John Vickris Taylor , and others, his partners.

WILLIAM SEWELL . I am in the employ of Mr. John Vickris Taylor; he has two other partners. Soon after six o'clock on the evening of the 26th of May. I saw the prisoners standing, conversing with the watchman; they then went to a stable which is under the care of Barton; Wortley then went away a little while - when he returned I believe he saw me; he then drew back. I went into the counting-house, and saw him go on towards the stable; I afterwards saw Barton take one of the horses into a small stable across the road, which is used to put a sick horse in - it has been used for a coach-house, and has no stall in it. Barton went in, and shut the door; I then saw Wortley come out of his own stable, with something under his arm, which appeared to be an empty sack, and go into the small stable where Barton was with the horse; I went into an alley between the small stable and Wortley's stable, and waited about five minutes, when I saw Wortley come out with this sack, and about a bushel of beans and oats in it - I seized him; I conceive that no person could fill that sack in the stable without Barton seeing it. I sent for an officer, and they were given in charge.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Are there not some perquisites allowed to the horse-keepers, such as the loose chaff which is swept up? A. I have been there twenty-five years, but never knew any thing of that kind.

WILLIAM LAY . I am an officer. I received the two prisoners in charge. The sack, with the beans and oats in it, was delivered to me.

Cross-examined. Q. After Barton was taken into custody, was he not left alone for some time? A. Yes; he could have run away.

JAMES TAYLOR . I am in the service of Messrs. Taylor and Co. I had the care of Wortley while the constable took Barton.

WORTLEY'S Defence. I let some persons get into my cart to see a balloon ascend - they treated me with liquor, and I got rather intoxicated. I met Barton, who said he could give me some corn which his horses would not eat; I considered that it was his perquisites.

Six witnesses gave Wortley a good character, and three appeared for Barton.

BARTON - GUILTY. Aged 30.

WORTLEY - GUILTY. Aged 21.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-52

1102. ANDREW CRAWCOUR was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , a candlestick, value 10 s., and a pair of snuffers, value 4 s. , the goods of William Jones .

WILLIAM JONES. I am a publican , and live in Whitechapel . On the 21st of May, about twelve o'clock, the prisoner came in, and called for a glass of porter - there was no other person in the room; I heard something rattle, and went into the room - he then walked out: I called to my servant to know if any thing had been left there - she said Yes, a candlestick; I followed him to the corner of the Commercial-road, and asked him for it; he denied having it. I took him back, and there he pulled it out of his pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner put in a written Defence, representing that he was intoxicated.

GUILTY. Aged 52.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-53

1103. THOMAS CLITHEROW was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , 2 lbs. of pot metal, value 18 d. , the goods of George Dodgson .

JOHN WILLIAM DODGSON . I am the son of George Dodgson, a pump and engine manufacturer , of Lower-Shadwell - the prisoner was in his employ on the 2d of June: I knocked his hat off as he was going to dinner at one o'clock, and found in it a piece of pot metal, which he had no right to take; before I accused him of taking it he said it was the first time he had ever taken any. He has been in our service since 1818, and has always conducted himself well.

SAMUEL GRANT . I am in the service of Mr. Dodgson. I saw the prisoner take the metal from the brass foundery, when he returned from breakfast, a little before the other men - he wrapped it up in his handkerchief, and put it into his hat.

JAMES JEFFREY . I am an officer. I took him into custody, and as I was going along with him, he said he did not know what to say; I told him he might say what he thought proper. He then said it was through distress, in consequence of a Marshalsea writ, which I found upon him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18250630-54

1104. GEORGE JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , a stove, value 14 s. , the goods of John Mackey .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY Aged 55.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-55

1105. JOHN WILD was indicted for embezzlement .

JAMES STANTON . I live at No. 6, Crown-street, Soho, and am a carver and gilder . The prisoner is my apprentice - I received twenty guineas with him; he was entrusted to receive money for me. Sophia Ball was indebted to me in the sum of 3 l. 4 s. On the 4th of June I sent the prisoner to her to receive it - he returned, and brought me two sovereigns, and said Mrs. Ball had given him that, and if he called the following week she would settle the remainder. I received information on the following Monday, and had him taken.

SOPHIA BALL . My husband is an upholsterer - he was indebted to Mr. Stanton 3 l. 4 s., which I paid to the prisoner on the 4th of June, in three sovereigns and four shillings.

Prisoner's Defence. My master has frequently let me out of an evening, and given me the key of the side door - this led me into bad company, and I had gamed, and lost money. On the 4th of June I went and paid that money at the house, or else they would have exposed me to my father, but it was my master's letting me out of an evening, which was the cause of it.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

JAMES STANTON. He has been four years and a half with me, and has been robbing me three years - he is very dissolute in his habits. He never had the key of the private door from me; his father is a butler in a respectable family, and has a good character.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-56

1106. THOMAS BIRCHENHALL was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , a half-crown, a shilling a sixpence, and four pence , the monies of John Dalton and others, his partners.

ROBERT PALGRAVE . I am a silk mercer and haberdasher , and live at No. 240, Regent-street, in partnership with John Dalton and others. The prisoner was our porter . We settle our cash accounts every night, and there being some deficiency for nearly a week, we suspected him - in consequence of which I was particular in counting the money on the night of the 27th of May, between eleven and twelve o'clock. Next morning our desk boy, who attends to the cash, came about half-past seven o'clock; he counted the money, and stated that there was a deficiency of 4 s. 1 ld.; I charged the prisoner with it after breakfast.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you not say that if he persisted in denying it, you would send for an officer? A. I said unless he admitted the fact I would send for an officer. My partner went up to the prisoner's box while I went for the officer.

JOHN DALTON . I taxed the prisoner with having stolen our money; he confessed it, and said it was in his box; there was some money found there, but I did not know it.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-57

1107. JAMES LEE and SAMUEL JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , two half-crowns, eight shillings, and three sixpences , the monies of Anthony Beck .

EDWARD BECK . I am the brother of Anthony Beck, who keeps the General Graham, public-house, Silver-street, Clerkenwell . The prisoners frequented the house - they usually came in company. In consequence of some suspicion I marked 4 l. in silver, which I put into the till on Sunday night, the 26th of June; I counted it again about nine o'clock on Monday morning: I saw it again on Tuesday morning, but did not count it, but it appeared to be all right; I cannot state what description of money it was; there were crowns, half-crowns, shillings, and sixpences. About ten o'clock on Tuesday morning I came up from the cellar, and saw the prisoners with two others in the bar, and my cousin, Sparkall, was looking out money for them; I went into the yard for about five minutes - when I came in again they were all still there; I took the bag out of the till, and carried it up stairs to count the money; I missed 14 s. 6 d. - I then came down, and sent for an officer: Lee was searched in my presence; 14 s. 6 d. was found in his right-hand breeches pocket, which I could swear to; there were seven shillings, five sixpences, and two half-crowns; he said he had no objection to being searched.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Was the man sitting in the bar? A. Yes, he was. He produced the money himself, and laid it on the table - when I came into the room I spoke to him; he saw me take the bag and go up stairs with it. The prisoners had been there on Monday, after I counted the money; some other persons had been there on the Tuesday morning.

CHARLOTTE SPARKALL . I live in the house. I did not know of this money being marked till I heard of it on the Tuesday morning. The prisoners came in together between nine and ten o'clock, and two other persons had

come in just before them; one of them called for a glass of ves, and the other for a bottle of ginger beer; Lee then asked me if I had any new shillings; I said I would see: I opened the till, and took out the bag, which I laid on the counter; Lee stood by my side. I took the silver to the mouth of the bag, took it in my hand, and picked out a new shilling, and gave him - I suppose I might be five minutes doing this; I did not see him take anything: my arm was on it all the time; he put his hand to the corner of the bag, and might have taken it without my seeing him - I did not see him take more than four or five to look at, which he returned. I had my eye upon the money, and did not leave the bar while the men were there.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you been absent from the bar on the Monday? A. Yes; and the prisoners had been there that day.

WILLIAM BODEN . I am a constable. I was sent for, and found 1 l. 1 s. 6 d. on the prisoner Lee - he took it out of his pocket himself, and laid it on the table; I kept the marked money, and returned the other to him.

LEE'S Defence. The young lady looked out the silver, and I was going to give her a sovereign for it.

CHARLOTTE SPARKALL re-examined. He had not asked for change for a sovereign.

WILLIAM BODEN re-examined. Q. Had the prisoner a sovereign about him? A. No, nothing but the 1 l. 1 s. 6 d. in silver. I did not search his fob.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-58

1094. THOMAS WINFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , a cart rope, value 5 s. , the goods of William Mellish .

GEORGE BARNABY . I am in the employ of Mr. William Mellish, who lives at Bush-hill, near Hampton; I drive his cart. On the 2d of June I was at Messrs. Reids', the brewers, in Liquorpond-street . The prisoner came up to me between one and two o'clock, and asked me to employ him; I said I could not: I then saw my rope in his hands - I went up to him, and asked what business he had with it; he said I had not paid him for what he had done: the rope had been under a cloth in the cart.

WILLIAM REID . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner and Barnaby scuffling together, and I took the prisoner on this charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming along; I asked if he could give me a job - one of the men who was there said,

"Go up and lend us a hand;" I then said,

"What will you give me for my job;" they said 4 d.: I said that was too little. I then got down, and went away. I was going to Smithfield, and picked up the rope; I meant to take it there to see if I could find an owner.

GUILTY . Aged 55.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-59

1060. JANE DOUGLAS was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of June , four sheets, value 16 s., and three pillow cases, value 2 s., the goods of Jonathan Murray and Joseph Hall ; and three silver spoons, value 9 s. , the goods of Joseph Hall; and MARY CHEVALIER was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen .

JOSEPH HALL. I am a pawnbroker , and live in East Smithfield. Douglas had been in my service, and left me on Saturday, the 18th of June - I missed that day four sheets and three pillow cases, which were the property of myself and Jonathan Murray; I also missed three-spoons, which were my own private property; I found them at different pawnbroker's, in consequence of the prisoner's surrendering herself, and giving the duplicates to me; she said I might do as I thought proper with her. I have known Chevalier for eighteen years.

THOMAS OSBORNE . I am an officer. I was sent for, and took Douglas. I went to the pawnbrokers with the duplicates, and found the sheets and pillow-cases. I then went to the other prisoner's, and said I came to take her into custody, as being acquainted with Douglas, and pawning some things for her; she said she had, but she thought no harm of it.

JOHN SPENCER . I am a pawnbroker. I have two spoons, a sheet, a pillow-case, and a single sheet, which were pawned by Chevalier.

RICHARD MORRIS . I have a sheet, but I cannot say who pawned it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DOUGLAS' Defence. I went and asked Chevalier if she would pawn them, which she did, but she did not know they were my master's.

DOUGLAS - GUILTY. Aged 63.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Fourteen Days .

CHEVALIER - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-60

OLD COURT.

SECOND DAY. FRIDAY, JULY 1.

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

1070. JEREMIAH RILEY was indicted for that he, at the delivery of the King's Gaol of Newgate, holden for the County of Middlesex, on the 19th of February, in the 4th year of His present Majesty's reign, was tried and convicted of stealing 36 lbs. weight of lead, value 4 s., belonging to Andrew James Smith, and fixed to a building belonging to him, against the statute, and was ordered to be transported for the term of seven years, and that he afterwards, (to wit) on the 20th of May last, feloniously was at large, without any lawful cause, within His Majesty's dominions, (to wit) at the parish of St. Luke, before the expiration of the term for which he was so ordered to be transported, against the statute .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 40.

Reference Number: t18250630-61

1011. JOHN RINGER was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , two table-spoons, value 30 s., and two forks, value 16 s., the goods of Elizabeth Ann Foxhall ; two forks, value 40 s., and two spoons, value 16 s., the goods of Dean Walker , in the dwelling-house of Elizabeth Ann Foxhall .

MR. EDWARD MARTIN FOXHALL. I live with my mother, Elizabeth Ann Foxhall, in Baker-street . On the 6th of June we had a party; Mr. Walker was one of the guests - the prisoner was his servant , and assisted at the house; next day the property was missing.

THOMAS BIRKETT. I am servant to Mr. Norman, pawnbroker, Princes-street, St. James's. The prisoner pawned two table forks with me, for 30 s.

JOHN SIMPSON . I am servant to Mr. Morris, pawnbroker, Long-acre. On the 8th of June the prisoner pawned two table spoons, for 12 s.

GEORGE WEIBLE . I am servant to Mr. Newby, of Drury-lane. The prisoner pawned two table forks with me.

WILLIAM WESTCOAT . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner on the 9th of June.

MR. FOXHALL. The table spoons are my mother's. I cannot identify Mr. Walker's property.

The prisoner pleaded distress, and received an excellent character.

GUILTY. Aged 24.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-62

1111. JOHN MILLER was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , a mare, price 5 l. , the property of Richard White .

WILLIAM CATTLING . I am a watchman of Acton. On the 16th of June, at three o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner in a field opposite to Mr. White's house; he was then going up towards a mare; he took it by the forelocks, and lead it thirty or forty yards, to a shed at the corner of the field; I followed, and found him in the shed with the mare, and asked what business he had with her; he said he had no business, but he wanted to look at her age - I took him to Mr. White's house: there is no road through the field. There were two of Mr. White's halters in the shed - I found none on the prisoner - it was a bay mare - I cannot say whether it was Mr. White's.

JAMES MERRITT . The prisoner came into Mr. White's employ as a hay-maker on the 13th of June - on the evening of the 15th he said he thought this was a nice mare, and would sell well; I said she was old: we finished haymaking on the 15th, and I discharged him, with strict injunctions not to be seen on the grounds. There were two hempen halters kept in the shed, to tie the cows up - there was a gelding and a bay mare in the field - I found them still there in the morning.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-63

Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1112. JOSEPH NASH was indicted for an unnatural crime .

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-64

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1113. CHARLES M'CARTHY was indicted for feloniously assaulting Mary Ann Rainsford , on the King's highway, on the 7th of June, putting her in fear, and taking from her person, and against her will, a reticule, value 1 s., a 10 l. Bank note, and a 10 l. promissory note , the property of Charles Rainsford .

MRS. MARY ANN RAINSFORD. I am the wife of Charles Rainsford. On the 7th of June, about a quarter past nine o'clock in the evening, I was in Great Russell-street, Bloomsbury - the prisoner came up on my left-hand side, looked me suddenly in the face, and then seized my reticule from my left-hand; he gave it three pulls, and could not get it, but the third pull broke the ribbon, which was round my wrist; he ran off with it: I pursued down two streets, but lost sight of him, and about a quarter past ten o'clock that evening I was taken by the patrol to a public-house in Church-street, and saw him; I knew him directly: he was not pointed out to me - other persons were there. I was not quite certain of him at that moment, because his hat was off. I did not wish him to be taken till I was more convinced; the officer led me down the street where he thought he might see somebody who answered more fully. The prisoner came out of the public-house directly after he had seen me, with his hat on - I then told the patrol I was convinced he was the man - he immediately left a person whom he was with, and bolted up a passage; the patrol called him back, and he was taken. I am convinced he is the man. My reticule contained two 10 l. notes.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did not the landlord say the prisoner had been sitting there, drinking, for two hours? A. The landlady did. He looked me stedfastly in the face for a length of time when he robbed me. Nothing was found upon him. I was not so certain of him, but I wished a more convincing proof.

COURT. Q. Did the other man come out of the public-house with him? A. I do not know, my Lord.

THOMAS WILSON . I am a patrol. On the 7th of June I was on duty near Great Russell-street, and was informed this lady had been robbed - I met her soon afterwards; she described the man. I took her to this public-house - she went in, and pointed the prisoner out herself; he and two others were there: she said she had every reason to believe he was the man - I desired her to be particular; she said she was not confident, but had every reason to believe he was the man. We went out to see if we could find any one circulating the notes, and in about ten minutes I saw the prisoner with two more, standing, talking together, by the passage door - the prosecutrix said there was the same young man as was in the public-house - his back was towards her; he went into the passage. While we were going up towards him I called him back - he came to the door, and said,

"What do you want with me - why did you not take me when you was in the public-house." The prosecutrix, her husband, and another gentleman consulted for a few minutes - she then said he was the man. He lives at the house which he went into.

Cross-examined. Q. He went up the passage before you went up to him? A. Yes. The lady did not speak positively to him till after the consultation. The landlord of the public-house told me there was nobody there who I wanted, for those persons had been there for a considerable time.

CHARLES RAINSFORD. My wife came home after this happened - I went out with her; we saw three men in Church-street - she said one of them was the prisoner: we walked towards him, and he ran across the street, into the passage of a house - the patrol called him - he came back - she looked at him, and felt confident that he was the man - he said he was going up to bed.

Prisoner. I am innocent.

WILLIAM COX . I keep this public-house. I recollect the officer and this lady coming there - the prisoner had

come in about half-past eight o'clock, and went away about twenty minutes to ten.

COURT. Q. What made you observe the time? A. When the lady came in my wife observed that every body had been there for two hours. I had seen him there on the Sunday before. I cannot say that he had not been out between these times.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-65

Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1114. PATRICK MAHER was indicted for the wilful murder of Thomas Dainton .

MESSRS. RUSSELL and ROSE, surgeons, deposed that they believed the deceased to have died from natural causes, in consequence of which the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18250630-66

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1115. HENRY GREEN and JAMES ALFORD were indicted for the wilful murder of Samuel Featherstone .

JOHN LONG . I am a carpenter, and live at Chelsea. - On the 23d of June, about half-past ten o'clock at night, I was in my parlour, in Beaufort-place, and heard a coach coming along Duke-street , which is a very narrow street; it was coming from town towards Battersea-bridge, at a very rapid rate - the noise immediately ceased; I went out, hearing a crash, and observed a chariot overturned, laying on its near side - Alford stood by the side of it, and Green at the horses' heads, they stood perfectly quiet; Alford was bleeding, and said his head was hurt; I asked them both if there was any one else hurt, if there was any one in the coach; I do not recollect that any answer was made: Alford appeared to stand stupified; I inquired of Green, but got no answer from him: I told him to take the horses off, which he did - i continued to inquire if any one else was in the coach, it being quite dark I could not see - I got no answer. Alford appeared intoxicated - Green was sober.

Q. Did Alford's not answering you appear to arise from his intoxication? A. He was certainly stupified with the accident. While I was making the inquiry a man crawled out of the carriage window - I put my hand under his arm to assist him; he told me to let him alone, it was all right - he appeared stunned or intoxicated; his name was Burgoyne. At that instant a lantern was brought, and held to the carriage - we then discovered the deceased in a dreadful mangled state; he was dead: I knew him perfectly well - his name was Samuel Featherstone; his body was taken out of the carriage, and carried into a public-house; a vast quantity of blood had come from his head: some neighbours then gave the prisoners in charge - Alford, who was the coachman, said he was ready to go any where; Green was very riotous, and declared he would not go. We could get no information as to the circumstance from either of them. Immediately after the accident happened Green was laughing heartily, which we reproved him for. He broke from the watchman, and got away, and was taken in an hour.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. Was Featherstone a large heavy man? A. Yes; when I discovered him his head was out of the near side front window - his injury was at the back of the head. There is a deep gutter on the side of the road, and an iron grating over a sink. The carriage laid on the off side of the road, over, or on the grating - the wheel might have gone on the grating, and overturned the coach. Alford's head was very much injured - it was enough to stupify any man.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Who took the horses out? A. Green - he was furthest from the carriage (when I came up,) at the horses' heads, as if to prevent their going on; the carriage did not appear to have been dragged. I think the state of the road, assisted by the weight of the deceased, sufficient to cause the overturn. - When Green laughed I thought he was in hysterics, but his conduct afterwards convinced me that was not the case: I have since learned that he had been in liquor.

COURT. Q. When he was laughing did you observe any thing? A. They were saying it was all right. The deceased had not then been discovered.

Q. If the carriage was driven at a proper rate, was it likely to be overturned? A. Certainly not; carriages pass over it fifty times a day: it was overturned ten or twenty yards from the turning; the road may be thirty or forty yards wide: it is a large open space, at the foot of Battersea-bridge; the coach was in the way from the narrow street to Beaufort-row.

THOMAS WINEMAN . I live in Duke-street, Chelsea - four doors from Long. I saw this carriage pass my door at eight o'clock, towards town; it went so fast that I did not notice who drove; it was a sky blue chariot: I was at my door at half-past ten o'clock, and saw it coming back; I do not know who drove; I think there were two persons on the box - it was galloping as fast as the horses could go; I did not hear them whipped; Featherstone put his head out of window, towards the coachman - I cannot say whether he said any thing, but the coachman immediately turned the horses very sharp round into Beaufort-place - the fire flew from the horses' shoes; I saw the carriage overturned in a moment; I cannot tell how it happened; I went up to it in about five minutes - saw Long and several more there. I heard Green's voice but saw neither of them.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. You live in Duke-street? A. Yes, just at the corner, where it turns into the wide space where Long lives; the coach overturned about twenty yards from my door; Featherstone was leaning out of the left-hand side widow - not the front.

MICHAEL MORRIS . I live in the Broadway, between Lombard-street and Duke-street. I was at my window about half-past ten o'clock, and heard a chariot coming down Lombard-street with great rapidity; I opened my window; it stopped suddenly, directly under my window, as a stage coach was coming down to meet it; I saw Featherstone in the chariot, and a stranger: the prisoners were on the box; I cannot say which had the reins - they were both intoxicated - Alford particularly so; I heard them calling to the stage coachman to get out of the way; the stage was walking at a moderate pace; immediately as the coach cleared the chariot they flogged the horses most desperately; the horses started off at a full gallop - I saw them for fifty yards, which is the extent of the street, and heard the carriage go over with a most tremendous crash; the horses went at the same pace till it overturned; their shoes struck fire all the way up the street; I ran down stairs and went to the spot, found the prisoners in custody, and

put several questions to Alford, but could get no answer; he appeared very drunk - Green was asking why he was given in charge; he broke from the watchman, and was afterwards taken; he appeared sorry for what had occurred; it was known then that the man was killed. There is a grating near to where the coach fell, and a little slope, but there was no danger if they had gone at a proper rate - a hundred carriages pass over it daily - there is a gas light close to the place.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. How far from the end of the street did it pull up for the stage to pass? A. About fifty yards; my house stands in the broadway, between two narrow streets; it was overturned fifteen or twenty yards from Duke-street, immediately off the stones; the horses started at a full gallop the instant the stage passed - they had been galloping before.

Q. If it had overturned by the violence of the horses, would they not have dragged it some way after? A. I should think so: Alford said his head was hurt; I had seen him drunk an hour and a half before.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Green seemed sorry when he found the man was dead? A. I think so - I have frequently seen him with Featherstone, on friendly terms.

THOMAS POCRE . I am an officer. I took Green in charge, in bed at his house. I saw Alford with Featherstone, at half past eight o'clock, at a public-house next door to me - I saw him come out and drive away.

THOMAS STIRLING , ESQ. I am a Coroner, before whom the inquisition was taken. I have the account which Alford gave of the transaction; I cantioned him four or five times, but he made this statement voluntarily - I wished him not to do it.

This document was here read, stating, that he (Alford) had driven the deceased to various public houses, where he drank a considerable quantity of wine and spirits with him, and got intoxicated; that he held the reins at the time the accident happened, but could not tell how it occurred.

STEPHEN FLEMMINGTON . I am the stage-coachman, who passed the coach. I called to them, and they backed, about the length of their horses, out of the narrow part, to let me pass: the horses must have been quiet to let him back: I saw them go on after I had passed, but did not notice at what pace - they could not go very fast, for the space was not a hundred yards; they were job horses, and could not be got into a full gallop in that space - the carriage had no perch.

ALFORD - GUILTY. Aged 26.

Of Manslaughter only .

The prisoner received a good character and was recommended to mercy.

Confined One Year .

GREEN - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-67

Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1116. JOHN BATTLE, alias NATHANIEL HARTLEY , was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of June , at South Mimms, a mare, price 20 l. , the property of James Lawrence .

JAMES LAWRENCE. I live at South Mimms , and have a little ground there. I had a mare which I turned out on the 13th of June, on the common, which is not one hundred poles from my house; she had a log on her foot to prevent her straying; I turned her out about eight in the evening, and did not miss her till between eleven and twelve o'clock next morning, when I saw her passing my house, with the prisoner on her, without either saddle, bridle, or halter; he had a stick in his hand; Pridmore and I were in the cow-house; we ran out and followed him - he was going slowly, and when I got up I asked what he was going to do with the mare; he said Oh, he was going to find the owner, or else take her to the Lord of the manor. Pridmore said I was the owner; I told him to get off four or five times, and when he did I said

"What did you do with the log" he said

"Oh, it is at a distance from here, I will go and fetch it," but I would not let him go; he said his master was gone on, and he must follow him; but we would not let him; we took him before a Magistrate - he then said he met three gentlemen in a chaise carl, who told him to take the first horse which he got to, and take it to St. Albans to them - but he was coming towards London; he was put into the cage and gave us the name of John Battle. Pridmore asked if his name was not Hartley, and he answered to it. I had had the mare seven years, and knew her well; I sent to the place where he said he had left the log and it was brought to me.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. Is not the prisoner an idiot? A. I know nothing of him - he was wise enough to take my horse.

WILLIAM PRIDMORE . I live at South Mimms, and was with Lawrence on the morning of the 14th of June. The prisoner rode by on the mare - I said "There is your mare going by;" I have known it more than six years; we went out and stopped it: I asked what he was going to do with it - he said "I am either going to take it to the right owner, or the Lord of the manor." I said "This is the right owner;" he said "If he is the right owner he must have it." I knew a person named Hartley, who had been abroad six years, and thought, by the prisoner's appearance, that he was Hartley, but cannot say so. I heard Camfield tell him he thought he bought a cart of him six or seven years ago for 7 l., and had paid him 3 l. 10 s., but the rest was not paid; the prisoner said it was so. He said he had taken the mare out of the lane; that the log lay in the Three want way; Lawrence sent his boy for it - he brought it in about an hour and half, with the strap to it. The cow-house is about one hundred poles from the common: he said he met three gentlemen in a gig - they wished him to take the first horse or mare he could lay hold of, and bring it to them at St. Albans, and they would purchase it - but he was going a contrary way.

JOHN CAMFIELD . I happened to be in the yard at Hadley when the prisoner was going before the Justice, and said to him

"Is your name Hartley?"

"Yes," said he: I said,

"Do you recollect some years ago buying a cart of me for 7 l.?" He said

"Yes, I do;" I said "Nathaniel Hartley, do you recollect paying me 3 l. 10 s. towards it?" he said

"Yes;" I said

"What kind of a cart was it?" he said "A blue one:" I said

"Did it stand in my brother's yard at Hertford?" he said

"Yes, it did." I had not seen him for five or six years. I believe he is the man who I knew by the name of Hartley - I can hardly think he is the man.

Q. Did you at any time believe he was the man? A. No, for I think he is not in his right senses - it struck me so from his answers - but it looks as if he had some knowledge

of buying the cart - but yet I do not think he is in his right senses - he said yes to whatever I asked.

Q. When you asked if his name was Hartley, did you believe he was the man who had had this transaction with you? A. No.

Q. Have you not ascertained that his name is Hartley?

A. I do not know - it is well known in the neighbourhood that he says yes, to every thing he is asked.

FREDERICK PROPSTRING . I am a constable. I searched the prisoner on the 14th of June, and found a bill of 27 s. 10 d. for refreshment, at the Ram ins, Smithfield, on the 22d of May.

Prisoner's Defence. I declare myself righteous between God and myself.

RICHARD SCHNIEDER , ESQ. I live about a mile from Potters-bar. The prisoner was in my service, and left about the second week in May; he is a poor silly fellow, laughed and jeered at by the rest. I believe him as honest a man as ever lived - he had the entire management of about one hundred ewes and rams for me.

COURT. Q. How long had he the care of your flock? A. All last winter; he managed them and every thing they were fed with: I considered him fully capable of what he was entrusted with, and that he knew right from wrong - he knew a horse was not his property - he has been about two years in my employ.

THOMAS GODMAN . I am a farmer. The prisoner has been twice in my employ, and is a very honest man: I think him quite insensible, for if you tell him to do one thing he will go and do another; he came to me in July 1818, and remained till old Michaelmas, and came again on the 8th of June, this year. I found him a good deal weaker in his intellects then, and was obliged to discharge him, for he hindered the rest of the men; he offered to lend me 5 l. when I discharged him.

COURT. Q. What had he to do for you? A. Haymaking at first, and afterwards harvest work and thrashing. I considered him quite devoid of sense, and employed him from charity, but at last could do nothing with him.

JOHN FREEMAN . I have known the prisoner for the last twenty-two months - he has been latterly in a very low way - he would lay of a night singing songs, and then psalms and hymns: he went out regularly every morning and provided his own meals.

JOHN PHILLIPS . I live at Leytonstone. On the day in question I was going to St. Albans with Mr. Chapman and Mr. Young, in a single-horse chaise - the prisoner was in a public-house in Potter's-bar, where we lunched; he behaved very strange; he offered me a pint pot to drink - I never spoke to him before - he gave Chapman a bag to bring a quantity of sovereigns in from the fight, which we were going to; I thought him an idiot, and did not notice him, but Chapman larked with him: he is a light, gay, man, and it pleased his fancy.

COURT. Q. There were three of you gentlemen in the chaise? A. Yes; Chapman told me he had brought the old fool's bag away: I did not advise him to steal a horse.

WILLIAM BATTLE . The prisoner is my brother - he never went by the name of Hartley: he is week in his intellects - he has supported himself all his life by his labour.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 40.

Reference Number: t18250630-68

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1117. JAMES SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , at Fulham, a mare, price 5 l. , the property of Richard Tedder .

RICHARD TEDDER. I am a carman , and live at Shepherd's-bush, Hammersmith. On Monday, about three weeks ago, I lost my mare from Road-lane - I had turned her out there as usual, and saw her there on Monday night, between nine and ten o'clock, and did not miss her till dinner time on Tuesday, when a man came to me about her - she was not lame when I turned her out: I got her back on Thursday - she was not lame then: I got her at the office, from the constable, and knew it to be mine from its appearance; there was no particular mark on it - it was a brown mare, fourteen or fifteen hands high; the colour, size, and every thing agreed exactly. I am sure it is mine - I had had it a month.

GEORGE BROWN . I am a watchman of Paddington - I went on duty to Westbourne-green, Harrow-road, on Monday, the 6th of June, and next morning, between three and four o'clock, I met the prisoner coming towards Paddington, driving this mare - it was quite lame; I asked if he was going to pound it - he said No, that he was going to the White Lion public-house (which is in the Edgware-road,) where he was to receive 2 s. 6 d. for bringing the mare. I asked where he came from - he said from Uxbridge; I said that was not the Uxbridge road: we went on to the turnpike - I then said he must go with me to the watch-house; he then got on the mare - I said,

"You are not going to trot me;" he got off, and walked about forty yards, and then got into a field, to ease himself, as he said; I gave him leave, but he ran away, leaving the mare in the road, with me; I followed him, springing my rattle, and calling Stop him! he ran towards the canal, and then came back towards Harrow-road again; I at last caught him, with assistance - I found him laying in the grass; he said, "Don't pull me, I will go quietly:" we took him to the watch-house; he said nothing more about the mare - I delivered it to Bradberry. The mare was put into the watch-house.

THOMAS BRADBERRY . I am watch-house-keeper of Paddington. On the 7th of January, about four o'clock in the morning, the prisoner was brought in by Brown; I took him before a Magistrate, and had the mare in my possession till she was delivered to the prosecutor, at Mary-le-bone office. I found quite a new nail in its off fore foot - it seemed to have been fresh put in on purpose; it was driven close in up to the head - we were obliged to cut it out with a knife. She recovered before she was delivered to the prosecutor, but at first was so lame we could hardly get her along; the prosecutor knew her directly.

JAMES GIBBS . I am a constable. I found a nail driven into the mare's fore foot, close up to the frog - the head of the nail was bright, and appeared to be freshly driven in.

Prisoner's Defence. I came from Warwickshire, and coming through Uxbridge a man asked me where I was going; I said to town: he said he had a mare which he wished to send to the White Lion, at Paddington, and if I would take it he would give me 1 s. then, and 2 s. 6 d. when I got there - I said,

"Very well;" he brought it to me in about an hour: he said he was a boatman, named Simmons;

I told the watchmen so - they said they knew him.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 40.

Reference Number: t18250630-69

Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1118. WILLIAM RUSH was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of March , a mare, price 25 l. , the property of Ann Hills .

THOMAS HILLS . I am the son of Ann Hills, who lives at Wallingfield , and is a farmer - she had a mare in foal; I think I saw it last on the Friday before the 6th of March, when it was lost; I assist in her business. I saw it again on the 5th of April, at the Hare and Hounds, kept by Easton, at Islington - it was kept in the straw yard, with other horses - it has since had a foal.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. How far is Wallingfield from town? A. About sixty miles.

THOMAS EASTON . I keep the Hare and Hounds stables, Islington, and have known the prisoner for years. I received this mare from him on the 15th of March, I think - he was in the habit of coming to my house; he brought her first to my house, but I did not like her. On the 15th of March I saw him with her in Bruton-street, Regent-street; he said she would do in harness: I put her into harness as he recommended her strongly. I tried her, and bought her of him for 30 l., and a black mare; he told me he had her of a pig-jobber, at Smithfield, named Baker, who lived at Hackney, and had had her a week or ten days.

Cross-examined. Q. Was he or you to pay 30 l.? A. He was to pay me 30 l.; mine was the best horse. I know he buys and sells horses in Smithfield. I would not have given him credit if I had not known him; he was very lame with an abscess on his thigh, and I should think could not ride sixty miles; he was driving it in a gig - he could not ride my black horse back; he made no concealment about it.

COURT. Q. The first time you saw it, was at your stables? A. Yes - he drove it there in a pony chaise. I should think it would take sixteen hours to drive it sixty miles.

THOMAS VANN . I am a constable. On the 27th of March I was at the Hare and Hounds, with a gentleman, and saw the mare. I had received information, and wrote to Mr. Hills, who came up, and claimed it. I saw the prisoner at our office on the 24th of May, and detained him - I told him it was for a mare in foal which he swapped with Easton; he said,

"Oh! I can make that all right - I bought it of a pig-jobber at Paddington."

THOMAS WALTERS . I am an officer of Worship-street. I heard him say he bought the mare of a pig-jobber at Paddington - I am sure he said Paddington.

Q. Did he not say

"from Paddington?" A. No. I believe he has an impediment in his speech, but am sure he said

"at Paddington."

Prisoner's Defence. When I was taken I was rather confused. I said I brought it home to Paddington; in my confusion I often make a stuttering.

THOMAS EASTON . He told me he bought her of Baker, a pig-jobber, at Smithfield-market.

JAMES ADAMS . I am a butcher, and live in Devonshire-street, Elephant and Castle. I know the prisoner and Baker - I bid Baker money for this mare in March last, at Smithfield; it was in foal, or I should have bought her - I bid 16 l. I saw the prisoner afterwards come into the King's Head, public-house, and pay Baker two notes and some silver for it - it was a brown bay mare, with black legs.

COURT. Q. Did you know Baker before? A. Yes, for twelve months, but never dealt with him; he lives at Smithfield: I have tried to find him out, but cannot.

Q. Did you witness the receipt which passed? A. I saw a receipt pass, but was not asked to witness it. I saw the stamp sent out for, but who by I cannot say - I think some gold passed; I heard 18 l. mentioned.

Q. Baker lived in Smithfield? A. No, in Hackney-road.

MR. LAW. Q. You do not know of your own knowledge that he lived at Hackney? A. Only I heard him say so, at the time the mare was paid for.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-70

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1119. GEORGE BRUTON was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , at St. Clement Danes, a watch, value 50 s., the goods of William Thomas , in his dwelling-house .

WILLIAM THOMAS. I am a watch-maker and jeweller , and live in the Strand, in the parish of St. Clement Danes . On the 31st of May, about nine o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came into the shop, and asked to look at some watches; I asked what price - he said about five or six guineas; there was a lady in the shop: I said I was engaged, but would attend to him immediately, and in about two minutes I took down two watches, and shewed him one; he opened the cover, then the glass-case, and said he could not open the interior - I took it, and opened it for him; he looked at it very deliberately, then shut it up, and said,

"This will do," and putting it into his pocket. ran out with it; I ran out, and never lost sight of him till he was taken, and I took the watch out of his hand - it is second-hand, but is worth 50 s. I would give above 40 s. for it, to sell again.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 25.

Reference Number: t18250630-71

Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1120. WILLIAM THOMPSON was indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of Alexander Wood , on the night of the 17th of June , at Ealing, and stealing five sheets, value 4 l.; two table-cloths, value 2 l.; two shifts, value 16 s.; a pelisse, value 1 l.; four frocks, value 1 l.; five dresses, value 3 l.; four napkins, value 10 s.; seven pairs of stockings, value 14 s.; eight shirts, value 2 l., and a handkerchief, value 1 s. , his property.

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

MRS. ANN WOOD . I am the wife of Alexander Wood - we live at New Brentford ; I think it is in Hanwell parish. On the night of the 17th of June we had a quantity of linen stolen from the laundry.

WILLIAM CATLING . I am a watchman of Acton. On the 18th of June, about three o'clock in the morning, I met the prisoner about three miles from Mr. Wood's, with a large bundle on his head, and his hat in his hand; I asked what he had got; he said dirty linen, which he was taking to the washerwoman; I asked where she lived - he said at Tyburn-gate; I asked if he was in the habit

of coming along the road at that hour - he said No; that he had a cart, but the wheels wanted greasing, and he was obliged to carry them himself - that he brought it from the Duke of Northumberland's; I said, "Come with me" - he then threw it down, and ran off - I pursued, and took him.

JOHN WILLIAMSON . I produce the linen. I searched the prisoner, and found a dark lantern, a phosphorus-box, a pair of list shoes, and a razor, in his pocket; and in the bundle of linen was a crow-bar; a pair of stockings and a handkerchief were in his pocket: the linen was all clean.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was returning from Hounslow, and met two men, who asked me to carry this bundle to Tyburn-turnpike; they said if I was asked about it I was to say I came from the Duke of Northumberland's.

GUILTY. Aged 23.

Of stealing only . - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-72

London Cases, First Jury, Before Mr. Recorder.

1121. LOUIS NICHOLAS CHOVEAUX was indicted for embezzlement .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18250630-73

1122. WILLIAM EDWARDS and JOSEPH PUGH were indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Daniel Haynes , about eight o'clock in the afternoon of the 22d of May (no person being therein), and stealing fifty umbrellas, value 65 l., and fifty parasols, value 30 l. , his property.

DANIEL HAYNES . I rent a shop and parlour, in Fleet-street , and sleep in the parlour - nobody else lived in the house. On Sunday, the 22d of May, at six o'clock in the morning, I left my shop, leaving nobody in the house; I double locked the outer door: (my wife was laying in at a distance;) being unwell I did not return till seven o'clock next morning, when I found the door on the single lock, and all my stock gone; the door must have been opened by a picklock key, as no violence was used. I had seen the prisoners pass my door the day before - I have frequently seen them together.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Who rents the house? A. Messrs. Chard and Goodwin; I never knew them sleep there till after the robbery - they intended to come before.

PATIENCE DEBORAH BUTEU . I am servant to Mr. Charles, a tailor, of Fleet-street; he lives opposite to Mr. Haynes. On the 22d of May, about half-past seven o'clock in the evening, I saw two men and a woman standing at Mr. Haynes's door; I was looking out of window, and saw Pugh standing with his hat off, and his hands behind him, outside the door, as if he was master of the house; I am certain of his person. I went down stairs, came up again, and saw them still there; about eight o'clock I stood looking out of the window, which was open, and I think they observed me. About a quarter past eight I saw Pugh beckon to a coach, which then drew up to Mr. Haynes's door, which was open all the time. - Some person then came and rang at our street door bells which took me from the window, and when I got to the door nobody was there; the coach was still at Mr. Haynes's door, but when I got up to the window again it had drawn off; I did not see any thing put into it, for the bell rang immediately it drew up; the persons I had seen there before were gone: the door appeared to be closed. Next morning I heard the shop had been robbed, and told what I had seen.

THOMAS LIGHTFOOT . I am street-keeper of St. Dunstan's. On the morning after the robbery I was called in, and examined Mr. Haynes's door - a picklock or false key must have been used. On the 31st of May, about six o'clock in the evening, Mr. Haynes sent for me; I found Pugh in his shop - Haynes said he had brought him in out of Roll's-buildings; he said he was innocent. I found a few shillings and a watch on him.

Cross-examined. Q. This house is nearly opposite Fetter-lane? A. Yes; it is in nearly the widest part of the street. Pugh had witnesses in attendance before the Magistrate.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer. On the 26th of May I took Edwards on another charge; he was afterwards accused of this, and said he was innocent, and knew nothing of Pugh.

PUGH'S Defence. I have witnesses to prove where I was.

JAMES ROBINSON . I live at No. 5, New Finsbury-market, and am waiter at the Eagle tavern, City-road. I did not know Pugh was in custody till he wrote me a letter, addressed,

"For James Robinson, a little man with a wig;" I think it was ten days or a fortnight after he was taken - it was sent to me from the Eagle. On Whitsunday, at half-past six o'clock, I saw him come into what are called the Russian Mountains, at the Eagle tavern - I had never seen him before; he left my part about seven: they called for tea for two. They left my boxes, and went to where Edwards waits.

COURT. Q. You never saw him before? A. Never - he was in company with two more, whom I have not seen since; I should know them again. We had a good deal of company.

Q. What induced you to notice them particularly? A. When they left my box I asked them for a compliment for the waiter; they said they would take tea and return to my box: they had had some half and half, and pipes with me. I noticed them to see if they would return to my box, as they promised to give me something.

Q. Perhaps then you can tell what time they left? A. No, I took no further notice after; I left them to the other waiter.

Q. Then you could not be watching to see if they would return to your box? A. I did for a few minutes; it might be ten minutes; they went to the box, No. 1 or 2 - mine are 10 and 11 - they would not pass my boxes to go out; I did not notice how his companions were dressed - one was tall and the other rather short - Pugh was tallest, the others about one height: I should know their faces again - one was rather fair, and the other rather a dark complexion - two came in first, and the others joined them in about ten minutes; I did not inquire if they were gone, for if people do not give me money when I ask, I think

very little of it afterwards: I have been a waiter at the London Tavern, and the London Coffee-house, and the Albion.

MR. BRODRICK. Q. Pugh was a perfect stranger to you? A. Yes; their saying they would return to my box made me notice them.

EDWARD EDWARDS . On Whitsunday I was waiter at the Eagle. Pugh came into my box a few minutes after seven; the prisoner Edwards was with him and another man; they ordered tea for two, which they had; the other man sat by them, they had a pot of half-and-half, and three pipes, and remained there till after eight; there was a dispute at the bar with one of the waiters about the time they left; Pugh said a had overcharged them: Robinson desired me to attend before the Alderman, to state this; there was a letter sent to the Eagle; I do not think I should know the third man again, but the prisoner I know perfectly well; I explained to Pugh about what I charged him, and he was satisfied.

COURT. Q. Are you a constant waiter there? A. No, only occasional; they were all three strangers to me; the other man was not quite so tall as Edwards: I do not remember whether Robinson complained of their behaving shabby to him: when Pugh called for tea two gentlemen sent me to see the time - it was a quarter past seven; I was delayed at the bar by a dispute, and looked at the clock when I came away; I know it was Whitsunday because I have not been engaged there since.

THOMAS ALCOCK . I am a tailor, and live at Union-street, Middlesex hospital. On Whitsunday I was waiting at Mr. Lowther's, the Buffalo's head public-house, in the New-road, which is about a mile and a half from the Eagle, between half-past 8 and a quarter to 9 o'clock: the prisoner and another young man came in and staid till near ten o'clock - they were in the long room, and had a pot of malt liquor and a glass of gin and water: three particular circumstances make me remember it, for when they came in they called for malt liquor, and one asked me the way to the yard: I took them the beer, and Edwards called for gin and water, and tendered me a half-crown; I asked it I was to take for all - he said no, only for his share; and being strangers to me, I naturally watched to see if they left all right; I happened to see them going, and said

"Gentlemen your segars and half-and-half are not paid for;" they looked at Edwards, and said they thought he had paid; Pugh wrote a letter to Mr. Lowther, requesting me to attend at Guildhall, which I did.

COURT. Q. Were there many persons there? A. Perhaps twenty or thirty - our room does not fill till ten o'clock; I think the third man was a good deal shorter than the prisoners: I took most notice of them as they spoke: I rather think Pugh took a penny out of the shilling which he paid on the stairs, which made me notice them; I know it was Whitsunday because it was the first Sunday we had draft cider, which they had.

FRANCIS BURCILL . I am an ornamental painter, and live in Union-street, Middlesex hospital. I was at the Buffalo's Head on Whitsunday; I remember it because I had not been there for two or three Sundays before - I went there about a quarter to nine. I saw both the prisoners with a young man - they sat at my table, opposite to me; I drank with them and they with me; I was there till half-past ten - they went away before: an acquaintance of mine mentioned this to me, and I attended at Guildhall.

COURT. Q. You only recollect its being Whitsunday because you had not been there for two or three Sundays? A. I know it, for I had been out to tea, and called there on my return - the other man was shorter than them.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-74

1123. GEORGE DENNIS SMITH was indicted for bigamy .

MR. ALLEY conducted the prosecution.

LYDIA JUBY . I was at the parish church of Monksham, in Suffolk, about eight years ago, when the prisoner was married to Mary Turner ; they afterwards lived together as man and wife, and had three children; he was a carpenter and she a servant; I saw her alive last week; she is my aunt; I witnessed the register.

CHAD RANDALL . I am clerk to the attorney for this prosecution. I went to Monksham, and got this copy of the register of the marriage, which took place on the 4th of February, 1817; I compared it with the original.

ELIZABETH GLADWELL . I was married to the prisoner at Bishopsgate church on the 28th of March last; he passed himself as a widower, which I believed: I take in washing; he lived five weeks with me and then left - I did not see him again till he was taken up - I had no property.

Prisoner. Q. Was you not told by twenty people that I had another wife? A. A few days before we were married I heard a report that he had a wife - I named it to him; he said people troubled themselves very much about him, and they should mind their own affairs - I was not to mind them, but believe him; and I did believe him to be a widower.

CHARLES PULLEY . I am a solicitor, and have a certificate of the prisoner's marriage to Gladwell.

Prisoner's Defence. On the 15th of November, 1821, I found another man with my wife - I left her and came to town for eighteen months, I then fetched her to town - she left me again - I heard nothing of her for three years.

LETITIA BLACK . I live at Homerton, and take in washing. About a month or six weeks before Gladwell was married, I told her I had heard the prisoner was a married man - she said she would not believe what others said, but would believe him.

ELEANOR HALFORD . The prosecutrix is my sister. I told her I had heard the prisoner was married; she said she would be sure to mention it to him; I did not ask her what answer he gave - I was present at the marriage - he did not appear cheerful at all.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-75

1124. WILLIAM HENRY DUTTON, alias BARLTHRUP , and WILLIAM MORGAN , was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of June , a handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of James Harmer , from his person .

MR. JAMES HARMER. I am a solicitor , On the 29th of June, about eleven o'clock, I left home and went down Saffron-hill, and into Mr. Galloway's, in West-street, when Lowe came in, and gave me information; I had not seen the prisoners near me, or missed my handkerchief: I pursued down West-street, and saw the prisoners in the middle of the street: I kept my eyes on them, and saw them go

into a chandler's shop - I followed them in very close, and shut the door; on entering I saw Dutton's hand more very quick, which made me suspect: I said

"Come, my young man, you have my handkerchief, give it to me;" he was making into the parlour; there was another way out of the house - I caught hold of him - he said

"Me got your handkerchief, Sir, you may search me;" I opened his coat but on turning my eye behind the counter, three or four yards, in the direction, I saw his hand go, I saw my handkerchief; while I pulled him a little way Morgan ran out, and Dutton nearly escaped out of his coat; Morgan was taken two days after: I am certain of his being the other; Dutton stated that he had not taken the handkerchief, but only went into the shop to buy it of Morgan: I saw Morgan in the Compter yesterday, and he said he had never seen it till Dutton shewed it to him in the shop.

WILLIAM LOWE . I am a gilder and work at Mr. Bowman's. I saw Mr. Harmer on Saffron hill; the prisoners were sitting on a step on the opposite side, and when Mr. Harmer passed about ten yards they got up, and followed him into West-street - I there saw Dutton take the handkerchief out of Mr. Harmer's pocket - Morgan was close to him - I know that the spot where they took it is in the City. Mr. Harmer got about twenty yards when I told him. I returned with him, and saw them go into the chandler's shop; I remained outside and saw Morgan run out - I lost him till next day - I have no doubt of his person.

GEORGE DUDLEY. I am an officer. Lowe pointed out the spot to me; it is in the City; I took Morgan in West-street next day; he told me Dutton gave him the handkerchief to sell.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

DUTTON - GUILTY . Aged 16.

MORGAN - GUILTY . Aged 11.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-76

NEW COURT. (2d DAY.)

Middlesex Cases, Fourth Jury,

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1125. JOHN TALLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , a handkerchief, value 3 s., the goods of John Gale Garrett , from his person .

JOHN GALE GARRETT. On Sunday, the 19th of June, I was in Hanway-street , going to Tottenham-court-road; I observed the prisoner behind me, and felt a tug at my coat pocket about two minutes after; I turned round and saw him taking his hand from my coat; he ran away and got behind some Hampstead coaches, and then into Tavistock-street; I there saw him throw something away - I followed and kept him in sight till he was taken in Bedford-square: I did not get the handkerchief again; when I gave him in charge I said.

"This man has been picking my pocket;" he said he was very sorry, and begged my pardon, and hoped I should not do any thing to him.

Prisoner. I said I hope you will forgive me, as I am innocent. As I was in Tottenham-court-road I looked at a dog, whom I thought was going to bite me: I kicked him - a coachman came up and struck me with his whip; I asked him what he did that for; he said he would do it again - I then struck him and he struck me, and I ran away.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250630-77

1126. SAMUEL WHITE was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , a purse, value 1 d., and three half-crowns, the goods of Joseph Hunt , from his person .

The prosecutor did not appear .

NOT GUILTY.

Reference Number: t18250630-78

1127. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of May , a handkerchief, value 4 s., the goods of John Hunter Hornby , from his person .

JOHN HUNTER HORNBY. On the 28th of May I was in St. James's-street - I felt a pull at my pocket, turned round, and saw the prisoner behind me, in company with another man; I saw part of my handkerchief hanging from under his coat - I took it from him and gave him in charge.

JAMES SMITH . I am a constable, and took him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw it fall and was running after the gentleman to give it him - he turned round and said

"That is my handkerchief."

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250630-79

1128. CHARLES ARCHIBALD was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , a coat, value 20 s. , the goods of Fleetwood Pellew .

THOMAS CHAMBERLIN . I am coachman to Mr. Fleetwood Pellew, who lives in Grafton-street. I went to the Guinea public-house, on the 14th of June; I took off my livery coat and hung it on some pales in the back yard; I missed it in about an hour; there was a handkerchief in the pocket.

CHARLES SANSOM . I keep the Guinea public-house, in Bruton-mews. I saw the prisoner, who is a helper in the mews, come into the yard behind my house on the 14th of June, and some time afterwards I met him with this coat on his arm, going out at the front of the house.

WILLIAM GREEN . I am an officer. I took up the prisoner on the 15th of June; he said his name was Jones, and that he lodged in Shepherd's-market - I went there and found the coat.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to the house with a footman - we had some beer, and I was rather intoxicated - I pulled off my own coat, and played at skittles - I took this coat in mistake - I took it next morning to the place where my wife was in the habit of going to work.

CHARLES SANSOM re-examined. When he came that night he had no coat on - he was in his shirt sleeves.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18250630-80

1129. THOMAS SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , two night gowns, value 4 s. , the goods of Robert Newman .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY Aged 23.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-81

1130. ANN LEONARD was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , a gown, value 6 s., and a pair of stays, value 4 s. , the good of Mary Reading , spinster .

ROBERT READING . I keep a shop in Vauxhall-road . On the 8th of June I was going home and met the prisoner coming out of my house; I went in and made inquiries - I came out, followed her, and asked what business she had in the shop - she said she had not been there - I lifted up the corner of her shawl and found my sister's gown and a pair of stays.

MARY READING . I was in the parlour, at the back of the shop - my gown and stays were in a box in the shop - I did not see the prisoner there; when my brother spoke to me I missed them.

Prisoner. I hope you will be merciful to me - I have six children and am in great distress.

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Confined Four Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-82

1131. JOHN WARD was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , a saw, value 3 s. , the goods of John Hawken .

JOHN HAWKEN. I am a carpenter . I was at work at Mr. Cundee's house, in Belgrave-place . I left my saw on the covering of the vault, about a quarter past seven o'clock on the evening of the 20th of May - I went out to the Grosvenor Arms public-house, and while I was there I saw the prisoner go to the house where the saw was - he passed by and then came back, went in, and took it: I and Mills followed him - he dropped the saw, and when we had taken him we came back and took it up.

MICHAEL MILLS . I was with Hawken. I saw the prisoner take the saw - I pursued him, and he dropped it; I took him.

WILLIAM WOODBURY . I am a constable, and took him in charge.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going past the buildings and they came and took me - I know no more about it than a child.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Six Months and Publicly Whipped .

Reference Number: t18250630-83

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1132. WILLIAM SAUNDERS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , a jacket, value 5 s., and a glass cloth, value 2 d., the goods of Joseph Delafield , and a shawl, value 18 d. , the goods of Joseph Chandler .

JOSEPH CHANDLER. I am coachman to Mr. Joseph Delafield, of Camden-row, Camberwell . I lost a jacket and a glass cloth from the stable, on the 7th of June - the prisoner is a stranger to me - I found them at Bow-street.

ROBERT PALSGRAVE . I am footman in the same family. The prisoner came to the house on the 7th of June, and asked for work - I left him standing at the door, and went away - I did not know where he went to; next day I went to a public house opposite Kensington gate and he was there - a soldier, who was larking with him, knocked off his hat, and in it I saw the glass cloth - I afterwards saw the duplicate of the jacket, which was found on him.

EDWARD DRY . I am a pawnbroker at Knightsbridge. A man like the prisoner pawned this jacket at my house, but I cannot be positive that it was him.

GEORGE HARL . I am an officer. I received charge of him. I have known him fifteen years - he bore a good character.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never took them; I went to the house to see for work, as I heard they were going haymaking - the servant said they had not began - I came away and did not go near the place any more.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18250630-84

1133. WILLIAM SIERS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , a gown, value 7 s. , the goods of John Carpenter .

ANN BACON . I am a servant to John Carpenter, a seafaring man , who lives at Shadwell. I washed his wife's gown, and hung it in a middle room on the evening before it was lost; I locked the door and found it locked when the alarm was given, about five o'clock in the morning - I then missed the gown.

AMMON NELSON . I am a watchman of Shadwell. I met the prisoner about five minutes before five o'clock, on the morning of the 1st of June, running down Twine-court: Bacon was crying Stop thief! I and another watchman pursued - we came up to him, and I found this gown in his hat - he said a man gave it to him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

MARY ANN MALONY . I live opposite to the prosecutrix's. I saw the prisoner and another person near the house - he had this gown in his hand - I gave an alarm and he ran away.

Prisoner's Defence. I was not near the place: two men threw the bundle towards me and I took it up.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-85

1134. JAMES MITCHELL was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , a pair of sheets, value 5 s.; two night caps, value 6 d.; and a pair of stockings, value 6 d. , the goods of the Overseers of the Poor of the parish of St. Giles .

THREE OTHER COUNTS, stating them to belong to different persons.

MR. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

ANN JONES . I am matron of the workhouse of St. Giles's , which is divided into forty-five wards; Jane Proctor superintends the ward No. 22 - the door of No. 21 opens upon the same landing place: I have the care of all the linen, which is given to the different superintendants, with an inventory.

JANE PROCTOR . I am the nurse of the ward No. 22. On the 12th of June I took two sheets from a bed in that ward; I put them outside the door - they were marked with the mark of the house.

ROBERT GILBERT . I am a private watchman in Vinegar-yard. On the evening of the 12th of June, about a quarter before ten o'clock, I saw the prisoner on the top of the workhouse wall: the moment he dropped I took hold of him, and took him into the lodge: he had under his jacket two sheets, a night cap, and a pair of stockings; he said

"It is a bad job - it is only Sydney;" I think he had been drinking, but he was not drunk.

ROBERT CUMMINGS . I am beadle, and have the property.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was very drunk: I had been out that evening, and had been drinking with a friend till past eight o'clock - what I did after that I do not know.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-86

1035. JOSEPH PAINTER was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of June , five pecks of peas, value 9 s. , the goods of George Yorston .

GEORGE YORSTON. I am a salesman of Covent-garden-market . On the 4th of June I left the prisoner in possession of twenty-five sieves of peas; they were all marked

"Fletcher." I went away about half an hour, and when I returned I found but twenty-three sieves; I had not given him leave to sell any of them, nor did he ever give me any money for them.

JOSEPH GRAHAM . I am a salesman at the market. - The prisoner was in the habit of working in the market. When I came back from dinner on the 4th of June I saw him with two sieves of peas; he said to me,

"Are these your's?" I said,

"No, they are Fletcher's."

Prisoner. I said to him,

"Are these peas your's?" he said,

"No, they are not."

THOMAS POOL . I am a salesman of Covent-garden-market. I had to take care of Mr. Graham's peas while he went to dinner. I saw the prisoner take up a sieve of peas from Mr. Yorston's, under the Piazzas; he put it down by me, and said, "Give an eye to these peas;" I said,

"I will;" he then took another, and carried them away. I have known him eight or nine years; I believe he bore a good character till lately.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined Fourteen Days , and Publicly Whipped in Covent Garden Market .

Reference Number: t18250630-87

1136. THOMAS RANDOLPH and THOMAS MASON were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , a truss of hay, value 18 d. , the goods of John Close .

WILLIAM LODER . I am private watchman to Major John Close, who has a farm at Kilburn - I was there on the 19th of May, a little before ten o'clock at night, and saw Randolph crossing the road; he was hostler at the Red Lion: he was going towards a lane which leads down by the side of my master's premises; I was looking over the paling soon afterwards, and heard some person walking on the gravel; I then looked between the carts in the rick yard, and saw a man looking at two trusses of hay; he looked at one, and then took up another, and went down the rick yard with it - I was about ten yards from him, but I cannot tell who it was; I lost sight of him for a minute while he went round the stack: I went round another way to meet him, and when I got to the railings I saw Randolph coming up the lane, with the truss of hay on his shoulder; at the top of the lane I asked where he was going with it; he did not speak: I followed him home with it on his back - he took it into Mr. Peters' shed; I then went to him, and asked who ordered him to fetch that hay - he said he picked it up under the elm tree - I said I knew better than that, for I saw him come up the lane; I then went down the lane, and saw that it was under the elm tree, where it had been thrown over the wall, close to the rick yard: I went to tell my master, and met the watchman; he fetched the officer. I know it is my master's hay.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you see the other prisoner? A. No. I saw Randolph outside the rick yard, but not inside; I charged him with taking it, and he said he took it from under the elm tree. He was taken into custody that night between twelve and one o'clock - he might have gone away before; he knew me.

WILLIAM BEAL . I am bailiff to Mr. John Close. - The prisoner Mason was not in his employ - he had not been employed in cutting this hay; I met him that day, after the robbery - I told him it would be better to tell the truth; he said he left the hay, but it was not my master's. I saw it afterwards at the Office - it appeared to be my master's.

PHILIP WEBSTER . I am a constable. I took Randolph into custody on the 19th of May, about twelve o'clock, I saw the hay, and showed the same truss to Yates, at High-street-Office; Randolph said it laid under the elm tree in the lane, for him; I said some person must have told him it was there, or he would not have known it, and he said No.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know where the tree is? A. Yes - any person passing could have seen the hay.

WILLIAM YATES . I had been employed to cut hay and truss it for Major Close; the hay was shown to me - I have no doubt in the least that it was my own binding and cutting; it belonged to Mr. Close.

RANDOLPH'S Defence. The hay was left for me by the other prisoner, under the tree, and I fetched it.

MASON's Defence. It was hay that some horses would not eat, and I left it under the tree.

Two witnesses gave Randolph an excellent character.

RANDOLPH - GUILTY. Aged 32.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined One Year

MASON - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-88

1137. JAMES MANSER was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , two iron pipes, value 10 l. , the goods of the New River Company .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be the property of John Cooper .

MR. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

JOHN COOPER. I am a surveyor in the upper district of the New River Company. I laid two pipes which were under my care in the grounds of Mr. Coil, at Enfield, on the 16th of April; I missed them on the 19th: they were worth 10 l. or more.

JAMES TAYLOR . I am watchman to Mr. Coil. On the 18th of April I saw three men loading two iron pipes into a cart, from his premises, at ten o'clock at night - they had come through the gate: I followed them down the road about thirty poles; they then stopped, and fastened the pipes in the cart; two of them then returned: I followed the third man, who was the prisoner, with the cart - when I came up to him I said,

"What are you going to do with those pipes? you have stolen them;" he said,

"No, they are for Mr. Bracefield, the brewer." I said it was an odd time of night to fetch them; he then said,

"Is not your name Taylor?" I said,

"Yes" - he said,

"Let me take them back;" I said,

"No, you shall not;" he then said,

"Well, let them be, and you and I will talk together;" he then wanted me to shoot him - when we got some distance he said he would go to the Red Lion public-house; he then turned round suddenly, and whipped his horse, and got off too fast for me to follow him.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Do you mean to

swear you saw these pipes in the cart? A. Yes. It was a one horse cart.

JOHN MEAD . I am a constable. On the 19th of April I took the prisoner into custody at some distance from his house. I have known him ever since he was a boy - he has had a good character.

Five other witnesses gave the prisoner an excellent character.

GUILTY. Aged 27.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-89

1138. JAMES MUNYARD was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of June , a bedstead, value 15 s. , the goods of William Bourne .

WILLIAM BOURNE. I am a corn-chandler , and live in Broad-street, St. Giles's. The prisoner was employed by me occasionally - he was employed on the 13th of June to carry a bedstead to No. 28, Banner-street, St. Luke's - he had a written direction where to take it, and I paid him 1 s. 6 d. for taking it before he went. I had him taken into custody on the following Saturday: I can swear to this being the head board of it -

(examining it).

WILLIAM TURNER . I live in Vine-street, Hatton-garden. The prisoner sold me a bedstead for 8 s. on the 13th of June - one of my men repaired it, and I sold it for 19 s. - this is a part of it.

WILLIAM LEE . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner, and asked what he had done with the bedstead; he said he was tipsy, and did not know.

Prisoner's Defence. I have been to sea, and have fractured my skull - when I get a little to drink I do not know what I do.

GUILTY . Aged 51.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-90

1139. LAWRENCE BOYN was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of June , three chisels, value 1 s.; a square, value 1 s.; two screw-drivers, value 1 s.; two plough irons, value 6 d.; a pair of compasses, value 4 d.; two files, value 2 d.; a basket, value 6 d., and a jacket, value 6 d. , the goods of Samuel Bangs .

ANN DEAN . I live with my brother at the White Swan public-house, Ray-street, Clerkenwell. On the 24th of June the prisoner came to our house with a female, and had some beer - he appeared rather short of money; he went away for about half an hour, and returned with a basket, and a strange jacket on - I sent for a constable.

GEORGE THOMAS . I am an officer. I was sent for, and took the prisoner - I have kept the basket ever since.

THOMAS MARKHAM . I am a constable. I was called in to assist in taking the prisoner; who had struck one or two persons.

SAMUEL BANGS. I am a carpenter . I was at work in Guildford-street , finishing a house, on the 24th of June; I left my tools there about two o'clock - when I returned at three they were gone. I know this basket, the tools, and jacket to be mine - I left the jacket under the basket.

Prisoner's Defence. I was very tipsy.

The prisoner received a good character.

GUILTY. Aged 24.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-91

1140. MARY BURNS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , four gowns, value 14 s. , the goods of John Fuzzens .

JANE FUZZENS . My husband's name is John - he is a servant , and I am housekeeper to a lady. The prisoner was a servant under me. On the 31st of May I told her to wash four gowns of mine, which she did in the evening, and hung them out in a close yard, after one o'clock. She said she should get the watchman to call her, which she did at five the next morning; she called me about seven o'clock, and asked me if I had taken in the gowns - I said No - she said they were gone; I then told her to go to Mount-street watch-house for an officer - she returned, and said there were none there; I then double locked the door, so that she could not get out, and went to Bow-street, got two officers, who came, and took her.

MARY SHADY . I live in service at No. 28, South Audley-street - the prisoner formerly lived next door. On the 1st of June she came to me with a bundle, about eight o'clock, and asked if she might leave it with me; I said,

"Certainly" - she put it on the table, and said she would call in about half an hour; she did not call that day, and next day I looked into it, and saw there were four gowns in it. I then went to Mrs. Fuzzens, and asked if Mary was there - they said she was not. I then fetched her mother to my place. and gave her the bundles.

WILLIAM BOOTH . I am a pawnbroker in Bulstrode-street. I have three gowns, pawned by an old woman, whom I have not seen since, in the name of Sullivan.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutrix is not married - she has a spite against me because I would not be seduced by a gentleman.

JANE FUZZENS re-examined. Q. Was there any possibility that any other person could have got the gowns but the prisoner? A. No. I have known her six weeks, and took her out of charity, without a character.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-92

1141. CHARLES RICHARD WILLSON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , two half-crowns, and four shillings, the monies of Edward Evans , his master .

EDWARD EVANS. I am a colour manufacturer , and live in Turner-street, Commercial-road - the prisoner was a weekly servant of mine. I marked some half-crowns and some shillings, which I put into my desk on Monday last, in the evening - I did not notice the different coins, but there was in all 1 l. 14 s. 6 d.; I did not look at it when he left at night, but at half-past six o'clock next morning, when he had come, I found there were 9 s. missing; I took him down to my kitchen, and made him pull off his clothes - I found two half-crowns and four shillings on him; he at first denied having taken it, but when I showed him the mark he acknowledged it.

GUILTY. Aged 15.

Recommended to Mercy . - Whipped and discharged.

Reference Number: t18250630-93

1142. CATHERINE FITZPATRICK was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , three pelisses, value 23 s.; a table-cloth, value 2 s.; a whittle, value 6 s.; a pillow-case, value 1 s.; a sheet, value 2 s., and a frock, value 2 s. , the goods of Samuel Solomons , her master.

ESTHER SOLOMONS . I am the wife of Samuel Solomons

- we live in Sheffield-street, Minories . The prisoner was my servant for about ten months - I left her at home on the 27th of April, with one of my children - when I came home she was gone; I went up stairs, and missed these articles; she never returned: I met her on the 1st of June, near Rosemary Branch-alley - I accused her of it; she said she knew she had done it, and hoped I would be merciful. I gave her in charge.

FREDERICK LUIDNER . I live with Mr. Matthews, a pawnbroker, in the Minories. I produce a pillow-case, a child's coat, a sheet, and a frock, which were all pawned by the prisoner.

GEORGE WILLIAMS . I live with Mr. Cording, a pawnbroker, of Aldgate. I have a pelisse, pawned on the 23d of April, by the prisoner.

MOSES FORTUNE . I am an officer, and took her into custody. I found five duplicates upon her, belonging to the property in question.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had a dying husband, and I pawned these articles for his support, intending to get them out again - he died in May; my mistress had given me things of her's to pawn before.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner an excellent character.

GUILTY. Aged 36.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18250630-94

1143. JAMES PURCELL was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , a handkerchief, value 7 s., the goods of Richard Wood , from his person .

The prosecutor did not appear .

NOT GUILTY.

Reference Number: t18250630-95

1144. MARY ENNESSEY was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of June , twelve sovereigns, a half sovereign, thirty-six sixpences, and a half-crown, the monies of Edward Harrington , from his person .

EDWARD HARRINGTON. I sell fruit about the country, with a horse and cart. I am married and live in King-street, Drury-lane; I had seen the prisoner before - she dealt in fish - but I never spoke to her till the 24th of June, at eleven o'clock at night, when I was coming home - she asked me to treat her - I would not - she then asked me to give her a pint of beer, which I did; she followed me to my own door, and asked me to lend her 2 s., to buy mackarel, at Billingsgate, the next morning. I said, if she would go in doors with me I would give her the 2 s. - she agreed to go with me, and was with me in the room for about a quarter of an hour; my wife was not at home - the room door was locked while we were there: I gave her the 2 s., and had all this money in my pocket, which I missed when she was gone: it was in a bag; I went out and found her in a cook-shop in George-street; I called the watchman, and she was taken to the watch-house; the money was found on her there; I went before the Magistrate at Marlborough-street - I do not know whether he dismissed the charge.

JAMES TAYLOR . I am beadle of St. George's, Bloomsbury. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house about a quarter before three o'clock in the morning; the prosecutor was there with the watchman and the officer; I asked him three times what he had lost, he said twelve sovereigns, a half sovereign, and some silver, but he could not say what. I searched her, and found twelve sovereigns, a half sovereign, and some silver, which made 14 l. 12 s. 3 d.; she said some of the silver was her own - she did not say whether she knew the prosecutor or not.

WILLIAM KING . I am a patrol. The prosecutor gave me charge of this woman; she did not say whether she knew him or not. I took her to the watch-house, and there he made his charge: she was searched and the money was found on her: she admitted taking it next morning, but said she intended to give it him again.

WILLIAM CUMMINGS . I am a watchman. I was on my beat, and saw the prisoner and the prosecutor; he appeared to be quite sober, and told his story distinctly.

EDWARD HARRINGTON re-examined. Q. Did you say the prisoner said she had never seen you? A. I believe she did deny knowing me that night, but she appeared a little in liquor; she said next morning, if I had been sober she would have given it to me.

Prisoner's Defence. I met the prosecutor, who asked me to have something to drink - he then wanted me to go home to his place, and wanted to inveigle me to stop away from my husband, he put the money into my hand to entice me away - it was in my pocket all the time - I meant to give it to him again.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-96

1145. RICHARD BOTTERELL was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , two half-crowns, five shillings, and eight sixpences , the monies of Charles Brodie .

JANE BRODIE . I am the wife of Charles Brodie, who is a sea-faring man . I keep a shop in Bath-street, City-road . On the 25th of May I was in my parlour, behind the shop - I heard a noise, went into the shop, and saw the prisoner crawling on his hands and knees from the counter; I caught hold of him, and asked what he had been doing behind the counter; he repeatedly said

"Nothing;" I attempted to put my hand into his pocket - he struck at me three times, and bit my hand - I let him go - a young lady caught him at the door but he got from her; a gentleman caught him and brought him back: I then went to my till and found I had lost 13 s. or 14 s.; he denied it at first, but after various excuses, confessed that he had gone behind the counter, and taken it, and said he hoped I would forgive him.

REBECCA CHADWICK . I live next door to Brodie. I was coming out of our back parlour and heard her scream - I ran to the door and saw the prisoner coming out of her house; I caught hold of him and he struck me several times on the head, when two gentlemen came up, and caught hold of him - he was not out of my sight.

WILLIAM EVERTON . I was in the shop opposite, and saw the prisoner and Chadwick struggling: I took hold of him and asked what he had done - he said Nothing! I asked what he went in for - he said some peppermint: the prosecutrix then went behind the counter, and said

"I have lost some silver;" the prisoner then put his hand in his pocket, and said he had taken it. Mrs. Brodie said she would be directed by us; I said she ought not to let him go. I went for an officer, but before I got back he had been taken into custody.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-97

1146. ANN ASHFORD was indicted for stealing, on

the 1st of June , a sovereign, the money of Robert Hodges , from his person .

ROBERT HODGES. I am a shoemaker . I am fifty-five years of age. I am married and live at Sherborne, in Dorsetshire. I had been in London nearly a fortnight, and met the prisoner on the 1st of June, about two o'clock in the morning, in Smithfield: I asked if she could tell me where to get any thing to drink; she said at the Bull's Head public-house; I went there with her, and we had something to drink; she then asked me if I wanted a bed; I said I did, as I had not been in bed the night before; she got a bed in West-street, and she and I went there to sleep together, about half-past two o'clock. I had walked to town from Hampton that afternoon, but I could not find the place where I had lodged. I had some silver in my pocket, and a sovereign in a small box: I put the box under my pillow; I looked into it after I was in bed, and it had the money in it; when I awoke in the morning the box was gone; I said

"I cannot find my box;" she said if I looked I should find it: I did find it but the sovereign was gone; I charged her with having it; she said she had got no sovereign at all, nor had she seen any; I took her to a public-house, and sent for an officer - she was searched and the sovereign found on her.

WILLIAM PAYNE . I am a constable. I was sent for, and found the prisoner in the public-house; she said she knew nothing about the sovereign - she had not got one; I said she had got it, and had better deliver it up: I took her to the watch-house; she took off her pocket, and laid it on the form, and in it there was seven pence halfpenny, two shillings, and a sovereign, loose, which she said a gentleman had given her.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming from Salisbury-square, and a gentleman spoke to me - he took me to Turnagain-lane, and gave me a sovereign and 2 s.; I was then going home, and saw the prosecutor; I took him to a house, and we had a glass of spirits; he then asked if I could get him a bed: I took him to West-street: I saw some silver, but no gold about him.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-98

1147. JOHN GANDER was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of May , 25 lbs. of lead, value 5 s., belonging to William Hobson , and then fixed to a dwelling-house of his, and one fixture (i.e.), one copper, value 1 l., his property, and fixed to the said dwelling-house .

GEORGE WATERS . I am an officer. I was on duty on the 25th of May, in Old-street, about a quarter before six o'clock in the morning, and met the prisoner carrying a copper; I asked where he was going with it; he said to Featherstone-street, and he had brought it from Providence row, Islington - he was going to repair it, as he was a smith; I said I would go with him; we went till we came to a court which leads to a notorious house; he then threw it down, ran into a house, and shut the door; I took it up, and saw the lead in it; I went to the court in about three hours, and saw him coming out of the next house to the one he had gone into - without his coat; I got a brother officer, and we secured him; I did not know him before, but am positive of his person. I took the copper and lead to the prosecutor - it exactly fitted the place, and the lead corresponded with what was left.

ANN HOBSON . I am the wife of William Hobson, of Windsor-place, City-road . On the 24th of May this copper was safe in the back kitchen; it was fixed, and had lead round it; I missed it about nine o'clock next morning - the kitchen had been locked, but it was but a common lock.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A man met me, and asked me to carry the copper: he said he would call for it at the end of the week, and there was some lead which I might keep.

GUILTY . Aged 61.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-99

1148. EDWARD GIBBONS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , sixteen bushels of malt, value 7 l. , the goods of Harvey Coombe and others, his partners; and JACOB HAMMERTON was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing it to have been stolen .

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS SHAW . I am in the employ of Messrs. Harvey Coombe, Delafield and Co.; they carry on business in Castle-street, Long-acre.

THOMAS HOWARD . I was in the employ of the prisoner. Hammerton; he is a barge-master . At the latter end of May he brought some malt from Kingston to London; I saw Gibbons come on board the barge, which was a-ground at Scotland yard; he was loading the waggon with the malt, to go to Coombe and Delafield's; I saw him take some malt out of two sacks; and another man who was with him, helped him to put it into a sack, which it filled, and they tied it up, and put it into the waggon - all the malt was put into the waggon, except eight sacks, which were left behind in the barge; Hammerton was in the barge at the time, but I cannot tell whether he saw it or not: the barge floated again about eleven o'clock, and we were waiting for the empty sacks to come back, to return to Kingston; they had the name of Richard Gally on them; Mr. Gally is dead, and his widow carries on the business; we had got the sacks back, and were going to Woolwich to get sand, when the officers came on board; a man of the name of Missen had come on board, and told me the eight sacks of malt had better be covered with a tarpauling, and Hammerton said I should do so; I said I had done it; the malt was not taken out of the sacks at the time of the last delivery - there was another delivery after Gibbons had gone away with the waggon.

COURT. Q. Did Hammerton hear what Missen said? A. Not to my knowledge - he was in the cabin, and said the tarpauling had better be pulled over, and I said I had done it.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESSWELL. Q. Is it not customary to carry empty sacks in your barge to empty damaged sacks into? A. Yes; I had seen Gibbons before in Scotland-yard.

Q. If he found a damaged sack was it not his duty to shoot it into another? A. Yes. Hammerton was in the cabin when Gibbons took the malt out. Sacks are sometimes short.

Q. In re-shooting the malt, is not some spilt sometimes? A. No, there are sacks placed all round and they are emptied into a measure, and returned into a sack: I cannot tell how many sacks we had on board - there were 380

quarters of malt; the malt taken out by Gibbons was put into a sack, and that was put into the waggon. We sometimes assist one another on the river - but I should not have taken any sacks on board, without my master's knowledge. I do not know whether he had given any orders for that malt or not.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Suppose any sack of malt had been taken on board on the voyage, must you not have known it? A. I might not, because I was sometimes on shore - some of the malt was re-measured by meters, while Gibbons was there, before it was taken out of the two sacks.

Q. Were there any sacks on board marked

"Gally," that were not measured? A. Yes, they only measured four sacks. Gibbons and two other persons, whom I do not know, unloaded the malt.

THOMAS SHAW . I live at Messrs. Coombe and Delafield's. I received 390 quarters of malt from Mrs. Gally's barge - that was 780 sacks; when they came to the brew-house they were very slack - I examined them and saw that several sacks had been fresh tied - I cannot say how many - I pitched twenty-one sacks, all of which had been untied; I put them aside till I had unloaded the waggon; I then weighed them, and found them greatly deficient in weight - some of them 20 lbs. short.

Cross-examined. Q. Does not the meter take samples at the wharf? A. He takes samples of about four sacks - that would account for their being untied: I was not on the wharf at the time the meter took samples of these - the warehouse to which our sacks of malt are slung up is fifty or sixty feet high.

ALFRED TOMKINS . I am brewer at Messrs. Coombe and Delafield's. I saw the twenty-one sacks - they were all deficient in weight - they have been measured since by a meter, and were all deficient - they were sixteen bushels of malt deficient in the whole - in six sacks there was a deficiency of two bushels; I saw them measured at Scotland-yard, before they were loaded - they were then all correct - I think the meter measured three sacks which he took indiscriminately - the remainder were not measured - the twenty-one sacks appeared to have been all opened when we received them home. This grain was bought by our firm, but I do not know that it was paid for: Hammerton was captain of the barge.

ALEXANDER MITCHEL . I am a Thames-police officer. I went on board the barge Wellington on the 1st of June, with Mr. Gally's foreman and another man; she was shifted to the outside of the barges, ready to go away - I saw Hammerton on board, and asked if he was the master of the barge - he said he was; I had not then told him what I came about. I asked what he had got in the barge - he said empty sacks; I asked if all the malt was delivered - he said it was: I then proceeded to turn over a number of empty sacks, which laid in a bulk in the barge; while I was doing that, he said

"There are eight sacks of malt under that tarpauling;" I said

"You just now told me all your malt was delivered - how came you to tell me that?" he said he did not know; I asked him who it belonged to - he said he did not know. I then turned the tarpauling on one side, and under seven or eight other tarpaulings, I found eight sacks of malt, most of them marked Richard Gally, Kingston. I think one of them was different, but they were all in the name of Gally. I then took him and the malt, on board the police ship. I asked his name, his employer's name, and the barge's name; he said it was enough for him to be answerable for what he had done himself - that there were only four sacks of this malt that belonged to him, and for them he had paid the man who carried it out of the barge to the cart, to go to the brew-house, and the other four sacks were brought on board by Dick Missen, out of Downe's barge, that morning, and they had shifted them out of Downe's sacks into Gally's; Missen has absconded, and the other two men who assisted to carry the malt out of the barge. I then went to Battle-bridge, and found Gibbons in the Pindar of Wakefield, public-house. I told him he was wanted to go to the brewhouse about some malt being short: I put him in a chaise, and took him to the ship, where Hammerton was, and I heard Green, my brother officer, ask Hammerton, if that was the man he had given the sovereign to for the malt, and he said it was - Gibbons denied it, and Hammerton said

"It is useless denying it, the boy has told all about it, and you may as well tell the truth." Gibbons then said he had received a sovereign, but he did not know what Hammerton gave it him for.

CHARLES GREEN . I am an officer. I went with Mitchel to the Pindar of Wakefield - I got Gibbons out; I asked if he had been drawing malt for Coombe and Co. - he said he had; we went down to where Hammerton was, and there I heard the conversation which has been related: Gibbons said he had received the sovereign, but did not know what it was for - he said

"It is a bad job but we must make the best of it."

JOHN HORNE . I am in the service of Mrs. Gally, at Kingston. All the malt we make is for Coombe and Delafield; they have had all our malt for four years; these sacks of malt were all measured by one man, with one bushel, and one strike.

GIBBONS' Defence. I was obliged to shoot some bad sacks into good ones - some of the strings were broken, and we tied fresh ones.

HAMMERTON'S Defence. There were only six sacks short in my barge, and I am tried for twenty-one.

Three witnesses gave Hammerton an excellent character.

GIBBONS - GUILTY . Aged 40.

HAMMERTON - GUILTY . Aged 49.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-100

1149. WILLIAM BENNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of June , a shovel, value 3 s. , the goods of John Hill .

THOMAS RICHARD ROBERTS . I am an officer. I know John Hill; I was passing by his house, and saw the prisoner go and take the shovel - I took him into custody - he said he was in distress, and hoped I would let him go - I said I could not.

JOHN HILL. I am an oilman . On the evening of the 2d of June I missed my shovel; I was fetched to the watch-house by the officer; I saw it there - this is it.

Prisoner's Defence. I had a job at the brick-fields, at Hoxton, and I did not know what to do to get a shovel - it was from real want that I did it.

GUILTY . Aged 66.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-101

1150. BRIDGET BERGIN , MARGARET BURKE , and MARY COTTAR , were indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June , six yards of lace, value 10 s. , the goods of William Thomas Fry .

THOMAS M'CLEOD . I live with Mr. William Thomas Fry, a draper , in Long-acre . The prisoners came in together on Saturday, the 25th of June, and asked for some silk shawls; I showed them three or four - they all looked at them, and said they were too dear; one of them (I think Burke) then asked to look at some cotton shawls - I showed them some, which they said would not wash; Burke then asked me to shew them some lace: I showed them a box of lace, and on turning it out I saw Burke take one piece, and place it under the corner of Cottar's shawl, which laid on the counter; Burke had an apron on, which she folded up on the counter, and passed the lace from under the shawl, under the apron, and gave it to Bergin - they did not buy any lace from that box. Cottar asked to see some Urling's lace, but before I showed that I went and told Mr. Fry what I had seen - he placed himself behind them: I then showed them a box of Urling's lace, and they bought three yards, at 1 s. 6 1/2 d. per yard, which they paid for amongst them; I wrapped it up, and gave it to them, and as they were going out Mr. Fry told them to come back - they came back to the passage; Cottar and Burke stood on one side, and Bergin on the other. - Mr. Fry then accused them of having the lace, which they denied - he went for an officer, and I saw the lace laying on the ground, just by where Bergin stood, in the passage; I took it up, and said,

"This is the lace." Cottar fell on her knees, and offered me 10 s. to let them go, as she was married, and had two children.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. And so though you saw a felony committed, you thought it right to sell lace, and take money? A. Yes, I did - they had been before that morning; I had not urged them to come back when they had sold their fish to buy a shawl.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BURKE'S Defence. We went into the shop in the morning, and bought an apron for 1 s. 6 d.; the shopman said,

"Don't you want a shawl?" I said,

"I have no money, we have laid out all our money in mackarel" - we went in again to look at a shawl, and he said to me,

"Don't you want to buy a shawl;" we looked at them - Cottar then bought some lace, and as we were going out we were charged with taking this lace. I can be upon my oath that I had no shawl - he then said I had put it under Bergin's shawl. He took us into the back parlour, and then turned round, and found the lace by the back door; the man said at the office first that he saw her drop it, and then he said he only thought so.

BERGIN'S Defence. I had but 14 s. 9 d. in my pocket, and the shawls were too dear. We looked at some lace; Burke bought three yards - I lent her 1 s., and Cottar lent her 2 s. - he said when we were going away, he saw her take the lace, and shift it to the other prisoner; he had enticed us all day, and said in the morning,

"Go and turn your mackarel into money, and come and buy a shawl for to-morrow;" and when we came back he charged us with the robbery.

COTTAR'S Defence. If the shopman spoke truly he cannot say that he saw me take the lace.

BERGIN - GUILTY . Aged 24.

BURKE - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Six Months .

COTTAR - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-102

1151. JOHN WALKER and WILLIAM RUSSELL were indicted for stealing, on the 15th of June , two planes, value 3 s.; a chisel, value 4 d., and two squares, value 3 s. , the goods of Joseph Bellew .

FRANCIS JACKSON . I am an officer. On the 15th of June I was in Ratcliff-highway, at noon, and saw the prisoners in company, carrying some tools; I took them into custody: Walker said he was carrying them for Russell, and Russell said they were his own - that he was a carpenter: he had two squares, and Walker had the two planes and chisel.

JOSEPH BELLEW. I am a carpenter . On the 15th of June I was at work at the back of the London Hospital - I left my tools there when I went to my dinner - when I returned at one o'clock I missed them - I had fastened the doors, and got out at one of the windows; I shut the shutters after me. When I came back I found the front door open.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

RUSSELL - GUILTY . Aged 20.

Whipped and Discharged.

WALKER - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-103

Middlesex Cases, Third Jury.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1152 JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , a coat, value 20 s. , the goods of Edward Wood .

EDWARD WOOD. I was in Euston-place with a horse and gig on the 28th of June; I left my coat in the gig while I went into a house; I came out in about five minutes, and it was gone.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Was it not very dark? A. No; it was evening, but it was moon-light; I pursued, and found the servant returning with it.

ANN CARADINE . I am servant at No. 15, Euston-place - Mr. Wood came to the house, and I stood at the door to mind the gig; the prisoner passed me twice - he then went behind the gig, and took the coat; I gave an alarm, and saw him drop it; I did not see him taken, but I am certain of his person.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you any knowledge of the prisoner? A. No, none at all; there were several persons running, but I am certain of his person.

THOMAS SMITH . I am a patrol. I was at the corner of George-street, in the New-road, and saw the prisoner run by me - there was a cry of Stop thief! I saw him drop the coat; I followed, and he was not out of my sight till he was taken.

Cross-examined. Q. Were there not others running? A. Yes, but I was the first after him; he was stopped in Southampton-mews.

WILLIAM MURDOCH . I was in George-street. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw the prisoner coming towards

me; he turned down Southampton-mews - I followed, and stopped him at the bottom of the mews.

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a man running, and I run.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-104

1153. SARAH JONES and JOHN GOLDING were indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , ten yards of linen, value 10 s. , the goods of John Nicholson .

JOHN NICHOLSON. I am a linen-draper , and live at Shadwell High-street . This linen is my property - it was safe in my shop about five minutes before the information was brought to me.

RICHARD CARTER . I am a Thames Police officer. I was in company with Fogg on the 2d of June, and saw the two prisoners together, with another man, go to Mr. Nicholson's window - Jones made a snatch at the cloth; Golding and the other followed him: I took Golding, and Fogg took Jones, with the property.

JAMES FOGG . I am a surveyor of the Thames Police. I saw the two prisoners and another person with them; Golding and the other person stood to hide Jones, while he got the linen down; I followed Jones - he said if I offered to stop him he would knock my bl - y head off.

JONES' Defence. I never saw this young man before I was in the office.

GOLDING'S Defence. I was going to Mr. Lill, the butcher's, to get employment, and the officers came and took me.

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

GOLDING - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-105

1154. MARY FARRELL was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of May , a gown, value 4 s. , the goods of Michael Rearden .

MARY REARDEN . I am the wife of Michael Rearden. - On the 30th of May, when I went home at night, I found the padlock had been taken off my room door, on the second floor - I missed a gown which I had left on a line at twelve o'clock. The prisoner had access to the next room, and had been in my room that morning.

MICHAEL REARDEN. When I came home my wife told me she had lost her gown; I went out, and met the prisoner in the street; I told her I suspected her of taking the gown - she said,

"Come to the pawn-office, and if the man says I am the person I will own it;" I did so, and the pawnbroker could not say she was the person.

JOHN FITCH . I am a pawnbroker. This gown was pawned with me on the 30th of June - I do not know who by.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-106

1155. THOMAS PHILLIPS and JOHN ADAMS were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of May , a handkerchief, value 4 s., the goods of Henry Grellier , from his person .

HENRY GRELLIER. On the 24th of May I was in Moor-street, Soho-square , between three and four o'clock in the afternoon - I put my hand into my pocket, and my handkerchief was there; I afterwards felt again, and it was gone; I turned round, and saw it in the hand of one of the prisoners; I think it was Adams: I took it from him; the officer came up, and took them both. I had used it five minutes before.

THOMAS GOOK . I was in Moor-street - there were a number of persons assembled; the prisoners came up, and looked into the crowd; I had been watching them for three quarters of an hour: they closed together behind the prosecutor. Phillips took the handkerchief, and gave it to Adams. The prosecutor turned round, and took it out of Adams's hand; I took them into custody. Phillips resisted a great deal, but Adams did not.

The prisoners received a good character.

PHILLIPS - GUILTY . Aged 20.

ADAMS - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-107

1156. CHARLES BARRON was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , two carpenters' planes, value 7 s. , the goods of Edward Shuter .

EDWARD SHUTER. I lost two planes on the 3d of June - I had left them safe at twelve o'clock, when I went to dinner, at No. 7, Swan-street, Minories ; I returned at one and they were gone.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS OLIVER SEABROOKE . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Crispin-street, Spitalfields. On the 3d of June the prisoner offered to pledge these planes, but I had received information, and would not advance money upon them - he said he had them from another man at the corner of the street; I kept him in the shop, and sent for an officer.

JOSEPH ADAMS . I am an officer. I took the prisoner - he said he had got the planes from a man at the corner of Pearl-street; I went to look for a man, but could not find him.

Prisoner. I was going down the street, and a man asked if I would take these planes to pawn, and he would give me part of a pot of beer; he had the appearance of a carpenter, which made me think all was correct.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-108

1157. HENRY MYERS was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of June , a coral necklace, value 8 s., the goods of William Hadlow , from the person of Elizabeth Hadlow , spinster .

WILLIAM HADLOW. I am the father of Elizabeth Hadlow - I am a licensed victualler , and live in Bartholomew-lane. This necklace is mine.

JOHN GARDNER . I am a bricklayer. On the 17th of June, about eight o'clock in the evening, I was in Peerless-row , and saw the prisoner bring the child into the row from the City-road, and put his hands up to her neck - she began to cry; he ran away, and I followed him, and cried Stop thief! a man stopped him, and I saw him drop the beads at his heels; he turned round, and struck me, and said,

"I have got nothing now" - I said,

"No, you have dropped it;" I picked them up, and gave them to the officer - he had a bird under his coat.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming towards the City-road, and saw a gentleman, who asked me if I would carry a bundle for him for sixpence; I saw this little girl with the bird, which she said the cat would kill - I asked her

to give it to me, and she went and got it for me; I took it, and was going home.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-109

1158. THOMAS WEAVER was indicted for embezzlement .

WILLIAM DAY . I am a trunk-maker , and live in the Strand. The prisoner was in my employ - he was to receive money from my customers; there was a sum of 1 l. 18 s. due to me from Mr. Gylle, of Welclose-square; I sent him for it on the 18th of June.

CAROLINE VIOLET . I live with Mr. Gylle. I paid the prisoner 1 l. 18 s. for Mr. Day, on Friday week, the 18th of June; he gave me this receipt for it - (read.)

WILLIAM DAY re-examined. Q. Did the prisoner ever return this money to you? A. No; he was sent again the next day, with change for two sovereigns; he brought back the change, and said he had not been paid.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-110

London Cases, Second Jury.

1159. THOMAS NAVIN was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May , a pair of boots, value 25 s. , the goods of Edward Griffiths .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-111

1160. CHARLES BURGMAN and WILLIAM PRIOR were indicted for stealing, on the 31st of May , a handkerchief, value 1 s., the goods of Joseph Alexander Walker , from his person .

JOSEPH ALEXANDER WALKER. On the 31st of May, about nine o'clock in the evening, I was in Skinner-street , and felt my handkerchief pulled from my pocket; I turned round, and saw the two prisoners as close as they possibly could be to me, and no other person was near me; Burgman had my handkerchief in his hand - the officer came up, and seized him. I did not see Prior do any thing.

WILLIAM COLTON . I am an officer. I saw the prisoners in Skinner-street on the evening of the 31st of May - I saw Burgman with the handkerchief in his hand - I crossed, and seized them. They had followed Mr. Walker for sometime.

BURGMAN'S Defence. I was behind the gentleman, but did not touch the handkerchief - it fell down.

BURGMAN - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

PRIOR - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-112

1161. ANN DICKENSON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , a pair of stays, value 5 s.; a shawl, value 3 s.; a shift, value 3 s.; an apron, value 18 d., and six shillings , the property of Tabitha Dixon .

TABITHA DIXON. I am single , and live at the Bell, in Long-lane. I left a box of clothes at my sister's, No. 62, Long-lane - I had seen them safe about three weeks before I lost them; when I went to the box again, on the 8th of June, I missed the articles stated. I went, and told the officer; I saw them again on the 9th of June, at the pawnbroker's. The prisoner lodged at my sister's.

EDWARD JONES . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody - I found two duplicates in her room, which related to these articles, and another.

CHARLES SANDERS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Long-lane. These articles were pawned at our house. I took in a shift of the prisoner on the 27th of May, in the name of Ann Dickinson, and an apron on the 6th of June - I am positive of her person.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never took a 6 d. out of her box. I have done every thing for her for four months, and never charged her for any thing but washing.

JURY to TABITHA DIXON. Q. Was the box locked when you left it? A. Yes, and when I came to it again the nails were drawn out.

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-113

1162. PETER O'NEAL was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June , 23 lbs. of lead, value 3 s. 6 d., the goods of Henry Lee and others, his masters .

JOHN GEORGE WILSON . I am foreman to Messrs. Henry Lee and others - they are builders , and live in Chiswell-street. I superintend the works at the College of Physicians - I went to the lodge on the 25th of June, and saw the prisoner, who is a bricklayer's labourer , with something in his hand, which he put on a heap of stones, about eleven o'clock - our porter, Flannaghan, took it up by my orders, at dinner time, and I examined it; it was a jacket, which contained some pieces of old pipe lead. I did not compare it with what was left.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. What were you doing while the jacket laid on the stones? A. I was watching about the premises; I kept my eyes upon the jacket; no person went to it; there were persons at work on the premises, but not on that spot. Other persons might have gone to it; the prisoner could see me as clearly as I saw him. When he went to dinner I took his jacket, and I suppose he saw me, and at six o'clock he came and demanded his wages, and asked for his jacket; I told him it was at Mr. Lee's and he would pay him. I will not swear I did not ask him anything about the lead - it is very likely that I did. He was taken on the Monday following, at Mr. Lee's office, in Chiswell-street.

ANDREW RIGGINS . I saw the jacket laying in the fire-place in a room called the porters' lodge, at the old College of Physicians; I told Mr. Wilson of it; I then saw the prisoner come out of the door which leads to the lodge, with something in his hand, which he dropped between some stones. I did not see Wilson take it up.

Cross-examined. Q. What time did you see it there? A. Between eleven and twelve o'clock; any other person might have gone there, but no person could have got the jacket after twelve o'clock, because it was removed.

THOMAS FLANNAGHAN . I am porter to Mr. Lee. I went to fetch the jacket from a heap of stones, inside the gate; I put my hand into the pocket, and found some lead; I had seen Wilson walking about the yard, inspecting the workmen, after the jacket was laid down; but he

generally kept in front of the building; there were many persons about, but not near the stones.

JOHN LEE . I am an officer. I took the prisoner into custody - I asked him if it was his jacket; he said it was - he came for it and his wages.

Prisoner's Defence. Some person had put it into my pocket. I went for my jacket, supposing all was right.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-114

1163. THOMAS PEARSON was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , a trunk, value 15 s.; two pieces of damask table napkins, containing twelve napkins each, value 6 l.; a table-cloth, value 10 s., four yards of linen cloth, value 6 s., and other articles , the goods of Thomas Bonnick .

THOMAS BONNICK. I am carman and book-keeper at the Spur Inn, Borough. I had a trunk in my possession, which was to be left till the 16th of June; a gentleman called on that day, and desired it to be sent to the Commercial-road; I took it up to be put into the cart, and gave it to John Falkener, to drive it for me.

JOHN FALKENER . I am in Bonnick's employ. I took the trunk on the 16th of June, to go to No. 27, Commercial-road - I had to stop in Fenchurch-street ; I did not see any person take it, but in consequence of information I went through Billiter-square, and out into Lime-street - I saw the prisoner there, with the trunk on his shoulder; I went up to him, and he pitched it into my arms, and ran away; I ran after him, and called Stop thief! he was stopped, but not in my sight - I am certain of his person.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. What time was this? A. Between five and six o'clock. I had never seen the prisoner before, but I took notice of him when I took this trunk from him.

WILLIAM HARRIS . I saw the prisoner on the 16th of June, in company with others, run down Billiter-street, and then into Seething-lane; I cried Stop thief! and pursued - I took him in Seething-lane, between two and three hundred yards from Lime-street; I took him into custody, and brought him back to Falkener; he said,

"What do you want with me? I have done nothing?" Faulkener said,

"This is the man - he has stolen a trunk from my cart." I took him to the Compter. He owned his hat (which had fallen off in the street) when he was before the Lord Mayor.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not he cry Stop thief? A. Yes, but there was no person before him.

JANE HARRINGTON . I sent this trunk from Kent, with the articles stated in the indictment in it.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming down the street, and heard the cry of Stop thief! a man ran past me, and I pursued him. When I got to Seething-lane the officer came, and secured me - my hat fell off, and was taken back to the place where the trunk was dropped; I said the hat was mine, but I knew nothing about the trunk.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-115

1164. THOMAS HOLMES was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of June , a handkerchief, value 4 s. , the goods of Henry Warring .

HENRY WARRING. I was in Holborn on the 26th of June, about eight o'clock in the evening; Hughes, the watchman, gave me some information - I put my hand to my pocket, and missed my handkerchief.

HENRY HUGHES . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoner and another person following this gentleman and a lady; I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from Mr. Warring's pocket; I took hold of him and his companion - they tripped me up, and threw me down, but I still kept hold of them. I got up, and secured the prisoner - the other got away.

Prisoner's Defence. The handkerchief was thrown against me - I did not take it.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18250630-116

1165. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , a coat, value 10 s.; two waistcoats, value 6 s.; a shirt, value 3 s.; two handkerchiefs, value 2 s. 6 d.; a pair of stockings, value 1 s., and a shawl, value 1 s. , the goods of Mark Dyer Morgan .

MARK DYER MORGAN. I am a Henley carrier . On Tuesday last I was in Newgate-street , and had a bundle, containing the articles stated in the indictment, on the tail of my waggon - I saw the prisoner running on the pavement with it; I followed him, and he dropped it in Warwick-lane; I picked it up, and never lost sight of him till he was taken.

JAMES ABSOLOM . I am a native of Wallingford. I saw Morgan's waggon in Newgate-street that evening - I saw the prisoner jump from the tail, with a bundle under his arm; I told the waggoner of it: I followed him, calling Stop thief! he dropped the bundle in Warwick-lane, and I took him at the entrance of Warwick-square - he was running; I am positive he is the man.

JOSEPH HOOK . I am a watchman. I followed the prisoner, and saw him drop the bundle. I do not know whether he was intoxicated or not.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was so inebriated that I do not know what I did.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-117

1166. EDWARD LORD was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of June , a night cap, value 6 d.; a sheet, value 1 s., and seven yards of linen, value 8 s. 6 d. , the goods of Catherine Shepherd , widow .

CATHERINE SHEPHERD. I keep the Wheatsheaf public-house, in West Smithfield . On the night of the 24th of June, I was sitting in my parlour, and saw the prisoner come down stairs, and go out at the door; I ran down Hosier-lane after him; my boy was with me - I left him to pursue, and I went back. The prisoner was taken to the watch-house, and the linen was brought to me directly; it is mine: it had been part in the club-room, and part in the kitchen.

WILLIAM DARBY . I am the waiter. I pursued the prisoner, and cried Stop thief! he struck at me with an umbrella, and then fell down. I did not lose sight of him till he was secured; this bundle was found in his hat; he dropped the sheet in Hosier-lane: it had been wrapped round his body.

JOHN M'DONALD . I am a constable. I saw the prisoner running down Hosier-lane, and then into Foxenall-court - when I came up he was endeavouring to unbutton

his trowsers - I found some linen in his trowsers; I did not search his hat.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was quite insensible - I was not even able to tell my name, or where I lived; all I was able to say, was,

"Give me a drink of water."

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-118

1167. WILLIAM WHITING was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of February , eighty-five sovereigns , the monies of Robert Jones .

ROBERT JONES. I went on the 23d of February to Mr. Paddock's, in Lawrence-lane, and asked him to let the prisoner go and change a cheque for me, for 85 l.; he took it to Messrs. Jones, Lloyd, and Co., but did not come back. I did not see him again till he was taken into custody.

GEORGE GOLIGHTLY . I paid this cheque in eighty-five sovereigns.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-119

OLD COURT.

THIRD DAY. SATURDAY, JULY 2.

Middlesex Cases, First Jury.

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1168. JOHN HARFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , a cow, price 8 l. , the property of Thomas Howse .

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS HOWSE. I am a cowkeeper . The prisoner was never in partnership with me; he came to live with me. and desired me to take care of his cow while he went into the country, where he said he had a great deal of property; his cow was a black one, with a white face - mine was all black; I never made him a present of it; he did not go into the country, but was taken ill at my house; he assisted in carrying out my milk, and drove my cow round to serve the milk - I used to call the white-faced one his own. On the 5th of May I missed mine, and have not seen it since; he went out in the morning and should return at nine o'clock, but did not; I found him in Rosemary-lane at three o'clock in the afternoon, and asked how he came to take my black cow; he said he had sold her, and got the money in his pocket, and if he had done wrong he must answer for it. I said if he did not return it I must take him before a Magistrate, and he would be transported; he said if he had done wrong he must stand the consequences of it; I applied to the Magistrate, who granted a summons - we went before the Magistrate, who heard a few words, and said he was too busy to attend to it, but if I thought he had stolen it I must go to the sessions, which were on, and indict him - I did so.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Where did you first become acquainted with him? A. In the King's Bench prison; I did not employ him to carry on my business while I was there - I never borrowed a penny of him, but he borrowed twelve sovereigns of me and some clothes; I never gave him a bill of exchange - I gave Rogers a bill which he now holds, as I owe him 1 l. 5 s. on it; he lent me the money to pay for the two cows.

Q. Did he not come forward as the prisoner's friend, and pay for the cows for you? A. No; the prisoner has arrested me, last Wednesday three weeks, for 40 l., but I owe him nothing: Rogers took me out of my bed, and offered to liberate me if I would give up this prosecution.

Q. Did you sign a written agreement with Rogers or the prisoner? A. I signed a deed on the 4th of May; it was to pay ground rent; Rogers has concealed the cow, for he acknowledged it - the Magistrate did not commit the prisoner.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-120

1169. WILLIAM EDWARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of May , a seal, value 50 s., the goods of John Fisher , Frank Brathwaite , and William Jones , privately in their shop .

WILLIAM JONES. I am a jeweller , and in partnership with John Fisher and Frank Brathwaite. On the 26th of May, about eleven o'clock, the prisoner came into the shop with another person - the prisoner asked to look at some mourning rings, which I shewed them - both examined, but did not approve of them - they wanted six made for them, and said they would bring a pattern in the afternoon: they went out, returned in a few minutes, and my shopman attended to them as I was engaged with a gentleman - the shopman called me, and charged them with secreting a seal, which they denied; the shopman put his hand on a glove, which lay on the glass case, which the prisoner acknowledged to be his, and the seal was found in it: they both begged pardon, and the prisoner said it was his first offence, and he hoped I would forgive him - both then ran away.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. Did he not beg pardon for his companion? A. No, for himself: he was stopped and the other got away.

JOHN STURTON . I am in Mr. Jones's employ. After these young men had looked at some rings they returned, and I attended to them; I shewed them a tray of seals - they looked at a great many, and I missed one from the tray; they were going away in about ten minutes, not approving of any, when I said I suspected they had taken one; the prisoner said he was astonished that I should accuse him, and I had better search him: the other had a glove in his hand, and laid it on the counter - I found the seal in it: the prisoner then said he was very sorry - it was his first offence. I was going round the counter to fasten the door, but both ran away, and when the prisoner was taken, he said he hoped we should not proceed, as we might have children of our own.

Cross-examined. Q. Did he not say he was very sorry for his companion? A. No; he said it was his first offence.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never made any acknowledgment. I had no intention of stealing.

GUILTY. Aged 19.

Of stealing only . - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-121

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1170. MARY ALEXANDER was indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of William Head , in the night of the 15th of June , with intent to steal .

WILLIAM HEAD. I lodge at No. 9, David-street, Mary-le-bone . On the 13th of June, while I and my wife were at Vauxhall, a ring, which had been stolen from our bedroom

a few nights before, was replaced; we missed three ear-rings and a pair of ear-drops from a small box, at the same time - in consequence of this, on the 15th of June, I gave out that we were going to the theatre: I placed Morris and Beasley in my room to watch at half-past eight, and we went to sup at my sister's, in New-street, and were fetched at half-past ten.

MICHAEL MORRIS . I and Beasley concealed ourselves in the prosecutor's bed-room; I was behind the curtain, and about half-past ten o'clock I heard a gentle noise at the front room door, and in a minute the prisoner entered the bed-room at the door between that and the front room - she opened the door - the gas shone through the window, and I think she saw us, for she was retreating, when I seized her - she lodges in the next floor over the bed-room: I said

"We have got the thief at last - how came you here?" she said she thought she heard some one in the room, and came to see who it was: we had made no noise: Beasley took a key out of the door and delivered it to me; I took her up stairs to search her room - she turned round, and locked me into her room, took the key out, and ran down stairs; I called out of the window, and the watchman stopped her - I found nothing in her room.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You had been in the room some time? A. About two hours; I searched her before she escaped - she had none of their property. The Magistrate admitted her to bail - she was indicted and taken up on the bill.

EDWARD BEAZLEY . I have heard Morris's statement - it is correct.

JOHN BOYD . I saw the prisoner running in David-street, stopped her, and brought her back to Head's, as Morris was calling Stop thief! she said if I would let her go she would allow me something for my trouble - that it was only a few words which had occurred - her husband lives in the house with her.

Prisoner's Defence. Mr. Head often came to my room, and I to his when he has been out, as well as when he was at home - he often left his key with me.

WILLIAM HEAD re-examined. She lodged twelve months in the house: after she was bailed she returned and lived there with her husband, till she was taken on the indictment. I requested them to leave, but I could not turn them out. I have been married six weeks; I have often been into her room for a light, and different things, before I was married; and she often made my bed on a Sunday, before I was married - I then lived in the attic - she never had the key of the room she entered - it was on the first floor.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. If she heard a noise it was natural to go and see who it was? A. Yes, but my room door was locked, and the key in my pocket - the front room door, and the door on the landing place, were locked - the door between the two rooms was not locked.

MORRIS. She came through the front room into the bed-room; I took a strange key out of the lock.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Were you both in the room at the same time? A. Beazley went out of the bed-room into the front room at eight o'clock, to see that the door was fast.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-122

Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1171. CATHERINE GORMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of May , a pelisse, value 35 s., the goods of Mary Welsh , spinster , and two silver spoons, value 35 s., the goods of John Stubbs , in his dwelling house .

MRS. SARAH STUBBS. I am the wife of John Stubbs. The prisoner was in our service for seven days: I discharged her on the 19th of May: she was going away, but in consequence of what one of my servants said I had her called back into the parlour; I then said

"Catherine, what have you got under your gown?" She said her pelisse; I asked her how it became her's - she said she had bought it: I told her to take it off, which she did, and still insisted on its being her's: I examined it - it is my sister's, Mary Welsh - she has worn it all the winter. I felt agitated, and directed inquiry to be made about the plate. I asked her if she had seen my spoons which were missing - she said not: I said she could not leave till she had told me what she had done with them - she said she knew nothing about them. I saw her push something down her bosom, and asked what she had there; she said Nothing: I found a duplicate there which lead me to Bird's.

ROBERT BIRD . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Long-acre. I have two spoons which were pawned by the prisoner on the 18th of May.

Prisoner. Q. The person who stood by me handed them to you? A. I took them from you; she only asked for 10 s. on them - I said one would fetch that - she said that she was desired to bring two, and must do as she was bid by her master, who was Mr. Smith, of St. Martin's-lane.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not mean to keep them - I owed a person 10 s. - she said I must pawn something to pay her, or she would tell mistress that I had a child - I took the pelisse to redeem the spoons.

GUILTY. Aged 17.

Of stealing to the value of 39 s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-123

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1172. WILLIAM HARDING was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , at Wilsden, twelve forks, value 5 l.; twenty-four spoons, value 5 l.; three ladles, value 6 l.; two skewers, value 1 l.; two pairs of sugar tongs, value 30 s.; a cheese knife, value 1 l., and a child's boat, value 15 s., the goods of William Hanbury Jones , Esq. , in his dwelling-house .

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

ISAAC LAYT . I am servant to William Hanbury Jones, Esq. who lives at Wilsden house, in the parish of Wilsden . On the 21st of May, at ten o'clock in the morning, I washed the plate, and set it in the window of a small front room to dry; soon afterwards Miss Whitaker spoke to me - I saw the door open, and that the plate was gone; twenty-four spoons, twelve forks, three ladles, two skewers, two pair of sugar tongs, a cheese knife, and a child's boat, were gone, with the tray in which I had put them. I ran out to the gate as fast as I could, and saw two men driving away in a one-horse cart, very fast; it was about twenty rods from the gate; I ran to Mr. Phips, a farmer, close by, and borrowed a horse, pursued the cart, but did not see it again till I got on the Edgware road, a mile and a half off; I

traced it by the marks of the wheels, and as soon as I got into the Edgware road I saw it, and am sure it was the same cart; I hallooed Stop thief! there were a great many people about - they went a good deal faster when I called out, and turned into a lane, which goes up to Oxden farm; both the men then jumped out of the cart and creeped through the hedge: I took the horse and cart, with the horse I was on, to Mr. Lardner's (I was within ten rods of the men); Lardner came out with his servant Jones; Jones and I ran down the lane, and were directed after them; Jones pursued; I found sixteen pieces of the plate in the cart, and the rest scattered about the gate, and some a little way from the house.

Cross-examined. Q. Where did the plate lay? A. By the window, which was a little way open. I am sure it was the same cart - it was a dirty blue colour; I rode a mile and a half before I saw them again; they went on a quarter of a mile and turned up the lane, and jumped out; I might have been ten minutes gone to Mr. Lardner's.

ROBERT JONES . I am servant to Mr. Lardner, who lives in Wilsden parish. In consequence of what Layt said to me, I went in pursuit down the lane; he shewed me which way they had gone through the hedge, about one hundred yards from the Edgware road; people who stood in the road, directed me across the fields; I saw one man returning across the other side of the fields as fast as he could; I followed, and kept him in sight about a mile, and then lost sight of him for about two minutes, and caught sight of him again; he was the same person, and dressed the same; I am quite certain it was the same; he got into another field: I followed him nearly a mile further, and got nearly close to him; he was then stopping on a hedge, and appeared to be pulling off his shoes and stockings; he looked round, and saw me coming, and started off with his stocking half-way down and one shoe off; I ran about ten rods, and secured him; he was very hot, and just as I got to him, he tumbled down on the hedge, and was very much out of breath; I told him he was charged with stealing plate, and must go with me; he said he was innocent; I asked what made him run away; he made no answer: I asked if he had pulled off his stockings to disguise himself; he said nothing to that, and I gave him in charge.

Cross-examined. Q. When Layt came to you did he leave the cart at your master's house? A. Yes; the lane is about two hundred yards from our house; we both ran down the lane, leaving the cart there; the two fields together are nearly half a mile large: I dare say they are fourteen acres each; he ran nearly half a mile.

JOHN TWYFORD . I was minding some cows in Dolly's-hill-lane, about a mile and a half from Mr. Jones's, when a cart came by - two men were in it; I cannot swear to the prisoner; one of them said to me

"If you see any body behind tell them we are gone down that way;" they gave me a penny, and went a different way to what they said.

Cross-examined. Q. Did they point with their hands? A. Yes, in a different direction to what they went.

JOHN GOODGINS . I was in the Edgware road on the 21st of May, and saw two men in a cart, in Oxgate-lane, and am positive the prisoner is one of them. Layt came up riding as hard as he could, and hallooing Stop thief! the men went as hard as they could dride, and jumped out of the cart when they got down the lane; the prisoner went over the meadow; I followed him a little way, and saw Jones in pursuit: I saw the prisoner in custody, and am sure of his person.

Cross-examined. Q. Edgware road is a great thorough-fare? A. Yes; this was a sort of green cart; it passed very near me; I noticed it because it went so hard: the men's faces were towards me when I turned round and looked at them; I am certain of him; he had a short black velveteen jacket on - it was an open cart.

FREDERICK DEBENHAM . I am constable of Kilburn. I received the prisoner in charge; I was getting into the cart and asked him if the horse would kick, he said he did not know, he had never seen it: I drove him to town in it, and between Paddington and Kilburn the horse was going at a very rapid rate - I could not pull him in; he said

"If you give the reins a chuck he will stop immediately;" which it did. I found sixteen pieces of plate at Mr. Lardner's, and a sack.

Cross-examined. Q. You asked him how to stop the horse? A. No, he told me.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was down that way selling bonnet boxes; I had sold them all, and had 6 s. when I was taken; I went over the field to ease myself, and seeing this man coming after me, I ran off, fearing he would take me for a trespass.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

Reference Number: t18250630-124

Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1173. DAVID JENKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June , twenty-five yards of floor cloth, value 3 l. 16 s., the goods of John Harvey and Jasper Knight , in their dwelling-house .

JOHN ABORN . I am servant to John Harvey and Jasper Knight, floor cloth manufacturers , Broad-street, St. Giles's . On the 25th of June I was in the counting-house, which is parted from the shop by a glass window - the shop door was open - I heard something move, turned round, and saw the prisoner with a piece of floor cloth in his hand, taking it from about eighteen inches inside the door; he took it out and attempted to put it on his shoulder, but I followed him, and he let it fall about a foot from the door. and ran off; I pursued and put my hand on his shoulder; he turned round, looked at me, and ran off across the street, and passed between some coaches - I called out Stop him! and left off pursuing him, but he was brought in in five minutes. I am certain he is the man. Mr. Knight's brother lives in the house, neither of the firm occupy it, nor do any of the servants live there.

Cross-examined by MR. CARRINGTON. Q. How far were you from the door? A. About twelve yards - his back was not towards me. I swear positively to him.

JOHN GREEN . I was coming down Lascelles-place, and saw the prisoner running, pursued by others; I followed, and did not lose sight of him till he was taken.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner received a good character.

GUILTY. Aged 18.

Of stealing, but not in the dwelling-house .

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-125

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1174. WILLIAM PRITCHARD was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of May , at St. Ann, nine seals, value 5 l.; three rings, value 1 l.; two watch keys, value 10 s., and a chain, value 10 s., the good of Samuel Norman , in his dwelling-house .

SAMUEL NORMAN. I live in the parish of St. James's, Westminster ; it is not St. Ann's: the prisoner was in my service: I am a jeweller . On the 25th of May, in consequence of suspicion, I sent for Gardner, the officer, and saw him search one of the prisoner's boxes, down stairs, and find a pearl ring, which I know to be mine by the pattern; he said he took it out of the shop to wear, and intended to return it; I had never given him leave to do so - I had seen it in the shop a few weeks before.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. He said he intended to return it? A. Yes, he is fond of dress lately.

RICHARD GARDNER . I found this ring in the prisoner's box, in the pocket of a pair of trousers; he said he took it to wear - I found several parcels of money in his box, and a small memorandum book, which I produce - here is a memorandum in it which lead me to the pawnbroker's (reads)

"16th May, two sk, Jones, 318, Strand. - 144, Fleet-street, name of Jones, in s s. - 380, Strand."

WILLIAM STEVENS . I am a pawnbroker. On the 16th of May, two gold seals, a key. and ring, were pawned in the name of Jones, I think by the prisoner; I have two gold seals, a key, and ring, which I am certain were pawned by him on the 24th, for 30 s.

JOSHUA JOHN RIGBY MORTIMER . I am servant to Mr. Jones, pawnbroker, No. 114. Fleet-street. On the 23d and 18th of May, some seals, keys, and rings, were pawned with me - I cannot swear to the prisoner.

GUILTY. Aged 22.

Of stealing, but not in the dwelling-house .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-126

Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1175. JAMES DAVIS and WILLIAM NAYLOR were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of June , at St. Mary, Islington, four silver spoons, value 3 l., the goods of Samuel Smith , in his dwelling-house .

MARIA DUGGAN . I am servant to Mr. Samuel Smith, who lives at No. 1, Cannonbury-cottages, in the parish of St. Mary, Islington . On the 24th of June I was at home. looking out of the first floor window - I had left the ground floor ten minutes before, and left five tables spoons in the sink, to clean them - there is a back door to the house. I was looking out of window, and saw the prisoner Naylor come out of the front garden gate; Davis stood four cottages off: I watched Naylor till he got nearly up to Davis - then he beckoned to him, and both turned the corner, and walked away together. I ran down, missed the spoons, ran out at the back gate, and stopped both the prisoners, and said,

"Give me those spoons;" Naylor said he had got none - I said to Davis,

"Then you have." I called a man, who came, and took the spoons out of Davis's pocket, and delivered them to me. They walked together till I stopped them. I missed four, and found four on them; they are worth 3 l.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

JAMES HANSON . I am a carpenter. I was at work near this spot, and on looking out of window saw something pass from Naylor to Davis, who put it into his right hand pocket; Duggan came up in a moment, and asked for the spoons; they said they had got nothing. I took them out of Davis's pocket. Naylor ran away, but was taken in five minutes; I am certain of them both.

ROBERT BROWN . I am an officer, and received them in charge with the spoons.

DAVIS'S Defence. (written). I had worked at Claxton's cotton manufactory for six years, and lost my arm by an accident with a steam engine, and after I recovered they could not employ me; I could get no work, and in a state of starvation was driven to the commission of this offence.

NAYLOR'S Defence. I had my basket, and was selling willow shavings, and went to this gate, thinking to see the lady and ask her to buy some; the servant ran after me, and charged me with this, which I know nothing of.

NAYLOR - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

DAVIS - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.

Reference Number: t18250630-127

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1176. JAMES NORRIS was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Sarah Macdonnell , widow, about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 18th of June , at St. Mary, Islington (she and others therein being), and stealing therein forty-three silver thimbles, value 50 s. , her property.

SARAH MACDONNELL. I am a widow , and rent a house in the parish of St. Mary, Islington . On the afternoon of the 18th of June I was at home with my son and daughter - my shop window was cut or broken, and about sixty silver thimbles taken out; I saw them safe about two o'clock; they were brought back to me about four - I knew them to be mine; they are worth 1 s. each.

WILLIAM COOPER . On the 18th of June I was on Islington-green, near Mrs. Macdonnell's house - I saw the prisoner and two other boys come across the green; they went close up to Mrs. Macdonnell's shop; the prisoner and one of the others came back about twenty yards from the shop; the other remained there. I saw the boy who stopped behind come from the shop in two or three minutes, and give the prisoner something; they all went towards the turnpike; they ran part of the way. I lost sight of them.

CHARLES JAMES MARTIN MACDONNELL . I was sitting in my mother's parlour, and saw the prisoner in company with another boy, lurking about the shop window, before the robbery; and in a quarter of an hour my mother complained of being robbed; I went in pursuit to the Angel and down towards the bridge, in the City-road. and saw three boys running with great rapidity; I watched them some distance, and saw the prisoner, who was one of them, throw something white up in his hand, and catch it again, but I could not see what it was; he was not running then: I crossed the road, and heard the prisoner say something about cutting the glaze; I immediately seized him, and gave him in charge of Cope.

THOMAS COPE . I am a street-keeper. I took him in charge, and found forty-three thimbles in his right-hand trowsers pocket, and in his left two knives and a scraper, which, I believe, is used to drag things out of a window.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

ELIZABETH WHEELER . I was standing at the bottom of a court, and saw three boys at the prosecutrix's window - two went away, and the shortest kept at the window; I saw him run away, and give something to the prisoner, who was about a dozen yards off.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going to bathe, and met two boys, who gave me the thimbles to mind for them - I said I would take them to a public-house.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 11.

Recommended to Mercy .

Reference Number: t18250630-128

Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1177. MARY ANN COOK was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Richard Snugg, about six o'clock in the afternoon of the 21st of June , at St. Matthew, Bethnal-green, (Hannah, his wife, therein being,) and stealing therein a counterpane, value 10 s.; two blankets, value 10 s.; two aprons, value 1 s., and a yard of calico, value 4 d. , the goods of Sarah Dundon , widow .

SARAH DUNDON. I am a widow, and lodge in a second floor back room, at Richard Snugg's; the prisoner lived on the same floor with a young man, as her husband. On the 21st of June I turned up my bedstead, and went out about noon; the blankets and counterpane were then in the bedstead; I think I locked the door. I returned in a quarter of an hour, and found it was not locked, but I was not sure that I had left it locked. I went out again about six o'clock - I am sure I locked it then, and took the key; I had missed nothing then. On coming home at nine I found the door unlocked, but shut, and about eleven I was going to bed, but on turning the bedstead down I missed a counterpane and two blankets; the prisoner was not at home: I saw her at one o'clock next day but one, in custody of a watchman. I cannot say whether Mrs. Snugg was out or in when I went out; she was at home at nine o'clock, and is seldom out. The street door is always kept shut. I have a key to let myself in.

GEORGE CLAMP . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Bishopsgate-street. On the 21st of June, about half-past eight o'clock at night, the prisoner pawned this counterpane, in the name of Mary Ann Wood, for 5 s. - it is worth 8 s.

(Counterpane produced and sworn to.)

ANN KIRK . I lodge at Snugg's. I saw the prisoner come down into the yard about quarter past seven o'clock on this evening; she went up stairs, and came down about half-past seven, with a large bundle under her left arm, and went out in great haste. Next morning I heard of this robbery, and did not see her again till the watchman brought her back. Mrs. Hannah Snugg was at home all day, and was undressing her children when the prisoner went out.

THOMAS PINNOCK . I am a watchman. I was desired to look out for the prisoner on Tuesday night, and on Thursday morning she and a young man came down the road - I stopped them. I know that this house is in the parish of St. Matthew, Bethnal-green.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutrix .

Reference Number: t18250630-129

Before Mr. Justice Borrough.

1178. JAMES GRAVENOR was indicted for feloniously assaulting William Samuel Smith , on the King's highway, on the 30th of May , at St. George, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, a watch, value 5 l. , his property.

WILLIAM SAMUEL SMITH. On the 30th of May, between eleven and twelve o'clock at night, I was going through Bluegate-fields , in my way home: I did not see any body till I received a violent blow on my cheek which knocked me down, and knocked my hat off; when I recovered myself I saw a man just turning the corner of a street - thirty or forty yards off - dressed in a short jacket; I cannot tell the colour of it; he was exactly of the prisoner's stature, but I will not swear to him. I lost a silver watch from my fob - I saw it on Wednesday, when the prisoner was stopped.

Prisoner. Q. Was you intoxicated? A. Not at all.

WILLIAM THIMBLEBY . I am shopman to Mr. Bradley. pawnbroker, of Brown's-lane, Spitalfields. On the 31st of May, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner pawned a watch with me for 30 s. - I am sure of his person. I asked where he got it - he said it was his own. I swear positively that he is the man; I never saw him before; he came again next day, and I gave him in charge: Smith saw the watch and claimed it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I never saw the prosecutor till I was at the watch-house. I got the property from a person unknown to me, at a public-house in Whitechapel; he exposed it for sale in the tap-room - 2 l. was asked for it; he entreated me to pawn it; the man asked how I got it - I said

"A young man outside sent me with it;" I came out and the man sold me the duplicate - I went next day to borrow more on it and was detained.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 15.

Reference Number: t18250630-130

Before Mr. Baron Garrow.

1179. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Lamiman , on the 11th of June , on the King's highway, and stealing a watch, value 2 l. , his property.

ROBERT SPENCER . On the 11th of June I was on Tower-hill, and at a passage at the top of St. Catherine's-lane , I saw a woman rather in liquor, and when he crossed a turning several had girls followed him; the prisoner stood there with a girl - he laid hold of the prosecutor's left arm and collar, while a lad took the watch, and held him till the lad ran away: he then ran off himself, calling Stop thief! the watchman stopped him; I did not know the prosecutor before; he has gone abroad.

JOHN KING . I am a watchman. There was a cry of Stop thief! I laid hold of the prisoner.

THOMAS OBORN . I received the prisoner in charge. Lamiman, the prosecutor, said, in the prisoner's presence, that he held him while the other took his watch.

Prisoner's Defence. The gentleman was in liquor: I had been drinking, and heard a scuffle - the gentleman said he was robbed - I went and asked which way the thief had run, and they took me.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-131

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1180. JAMES VARNEY was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of June , a handkerchief, value 2 s., the goods of Edward Howe , from his person .

EDWARD HOWE. On the 30th of June I was passing along Great Queen-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields , when Phillips caught hold of me, and asked if my pocket had not been picked; I then felt and missed my handkerchief, went back, and found the prisoner in custody, with it.

JESSE PHILLIPS . I saw a lad take a handkerchief from the prosecutor's pocket, by Great Queen-street chapel - there were three of them together - he gave it to the prisoner. I followed them some distance before they took it - one walked close behind Mr. Howe, and then two behind him - the other two went up the street, and the prisoner down the yard - I followed and took him with it under his coat.

GEORGE POND . I am the street keeper, and took the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up off the ground, and walked away with it.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18250630-132

London Cases, First Jury. Before Mr. Recorder.

1181. WILLIAM ADAMS and PHILIP TURNER were indicted for a fraud .

JEREMIAH DUNHOW . I am in the employ of Mr. Turner, a builder, whose premises are in Moorfields. On the 20th of May the prisoners came to the yard together, and said Mr. Jones sent them for some slates: Jones works for a person who finds slates and he labour; they said they wanted twenty-five slates, and that they worked for Jones, and were going to take these to No. 22, Finsbury-square, to finish a job for him: I believed their story, and they took them. In about an hour and a half, I had reason to think I was deceived, and next morning I saw them in the new North road - they were secured and denied the charge, but afterwards owned it.

WILLIAM JONES . I am a slater. I had no work at No. 22, Finsbury-square, and never sent the prisoners for any slates - they were not in my employ - I dealt with Mr. Turner. The prisoner Turner was in my service eight years ago.

EDMUND CROUCH . I am carman to Mr. Bull. Turner brought these slates to our yard in Worship-street, for sale, in May - I was not present, but he came again in the evening for the money - master was not at home; he had received 1 s. before; I told him to take the slates away and return the shilling, because I thought he had not come honestly by them; he said he was a master and came from Kentish or Somers' town; I would not let him have them without the shilling - he never returned.

ROBERT JENKINS . I am foreman to Mr. Turner, and was present when both the prisoners were taken, and brought to Bull's yard - they acknowledged having taken them.

JOHN ELLIS . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoners in the North road - Jenkins was with me, and told them the charge - they denied it, and said they could account for themselves the whole of the day - but as we went to the Mansion-house they acknowledged obtaining them, and said they had sold them to Bull - I went there and found them.

ADAMS' Defence. He said if we told where they were we should get our liberty.

ADAMS - GUILTY .

Confined One Month .

TURNER - GUILTY .

Publicly Whipped and Discharged.

Reference Number: t18250630-133

1182. JOSEPH KIDSON and WILLIAM DAVIS were indicted for a fraud .

FRANCIS HUITSON . I am in partnership with James Mudford - we are woollen drapers , and live in Cloth-fair. George Kidson is a tailor, and deals with us. On Monday, the 6th of June, the prisoner Kidson came to our shop alone, and said he wanted some patterns of black cloth for his father - I gave him some, and he left the shop; and in about half an hour he returned, and said, would I let his father have two yards of black cloth on credit till evening - he produced one of the patterns I had given him. I let him have it, but rather doubted him, as we always give his father credit when he wants it. I directed my brother to follow him.

JAMES HUITSON . I saw the prisoner take the cloth away, and followed him - his father lives in Charter-house-lane. He went through Three Fox-court, Long-lane, and there Davis joined him; they went into Charter-house-square, down White Hart-court, into the Pig-market; I there got an officer, and we followed them to a pawnbroker's, in Fleet-market; Kidson went in, and Davis waited outside; he came out without the cloth, and joined Davis - we secured them, and found the duplicate on Kidson.

GEORGE KIDSON . I am the prisoner Kidson's father. I never sent him for this cloth. I have known Davis six or eight years; he was acquainted with my son.

EDWARD JONES . I am an officer. Huitson and I followed the prisoners to Fleet-market - when Kidson came out of the pawnbroker's I secured them, took them into the shop, and they gave me the cloth - it was pawned for 1 l.

KIDSON - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined One Month .

DAVIS - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-134

1183. JAMES HUTCHINSON was indicted for a fraud .

JAMES HUITSON . I am shopmans to the prosecutor. - On the 30th of May, between seven and nine o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came to the shop, and asked for three yards of drab mixed kerseymere, for Mr. Lightfoot, who lives at Camberwell, and dealt with us; he had brought a genuine order from Mr. Lightfoot once before. I gave him the kerseymere, which came to 24 s. On the 2d of June he came again, for three yards and a quarter more, for the same person - I delivered it to him.

FRANCIS HUITSON . I am in partnership with James Mudford. On the 3d of June, about eight o'clock in the morning, the prisoner came for six yards of velveteen, for Mr. Lightfoot - it came to 2 l. 6 s. 6 d. - I delivered it to

him, believing his story, and on the following Saturday I went with an officer, and found him at the Red Lion public-house, at Camberwell. I have found two of the articles in pawn.

THEOPHILUS LIGHTFOOT . I am a tailor, and deal with the prosecutors. The prisoner was not in my service. I once gave his father an order for goods to the prosecutors, but never sent him for any of these goods. I never received them.

EDWARD JONES . I apprehended the prisoner, and by his father's information found some of the property at the pawnbroker's.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-135

1184. THOMAS MARLIN was indicted for a misdemeanor .

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-136

1185. WILLIAM GAMBLE was indicted for a misdemeanor .

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-137

1186. JAMES PAWSEY was indicted for a fraud .

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

MRS. HANNAH KEITH . My maiden name was Bunning - when I was single I had 1380 l. in the Navy 5 per cents. - the late Mr. Hippuff was my broker; he died about the end of 1815: the defendant represented to me that he had succeeded him, and became my broker; I lived at Leicester. I authorized him to receive my dividends; 20 l. was afterwards added to my stock, which made it 1400 l.; he continued regularly to receive my dividends. In January, 1817, I paid 130 l. into the hands of Messrs. Pares and Co., bankers, of Leicester, and wrote to inform him of it.

This letter was here produced by the Defendant, and was as follows: -

SIR, - Having been favoured with your favour of the 4th instant, I beg to inform you there is 130 l. paid into the hands of the bankers, Messrs. Pares and Padget, of this town, in favour of you; therefore you will please to call for it, any day this week - I think Saturday will be the best day, as then you will be sure to have it paid to you, and after paying yourself for your trouble, and the expences of my letters, please to receive the dividend due on my former stock, and add that and the above 130 l. to the whole, and when convenient send me the receipt.

Yours, &c. H. Bunning.

Bankers, Messrs. Pares and Heygate, No. 25, New Bridge-street, Blackfriars.

FREDERICK STORING . I am clerk to Messrs. Pares and Heygate, of New Bridge-street, who correspond with Messrs. Pares and Padget, of Leicester. (Looking at a cheque;) this was paid at our house, in one Bank note of 100 l., and another of 30 l.; it is drawn by S. Pawsey.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Did you pay it yourself? A. Yes; the entry is in my writing: I cannot tell to whom I paid it.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Did you pay the money to the person who signed the cheque? A. Yes. It is dated January, 1817.

MRS. KEITH. The signature to this cheque is in the defendant's hand-writing. I came to town about the 10th of July, 1818, and spoke to him about having bought my money into the 5 per cents.; he informed me that he had laid out 165 l. for me in the Navy 5 per cents. I told him I was coming to town to reside, and should not have occasion to trouble him to receive the dividends in future, and begged him to go to the Bank with me to see that all was right, and receive the dividend then due; he said if I would call in a few days he would go, as he was very busy, and I might depend upon it that all was right. I had received my dividends from him regularly as they became due; the half yearly dividend had increased from 35 l. to 39 l. odd. I had no other stock but Navy 5 per cents. I went to him in a few days, and said,

"Now, Mr. Pawsey, will you go with me to the Bank, to receive my dividend on my 1570 l. odd?" which was the sum I understood I had; he said he had been and received the dividend, and that I had nothing to do in future but to go to the Bank next January, and receive it myself, and that would cancel the power of attorney; I asked for the dividend which he had received - he seemed confused, said he had not got the money about him, but would call or send it next day, or the day after; his uncle, Downes, called and left 39 l. odd at my house - I believe it came at two different times. This letter is in his hand-writing;

(looking at it.)

This letter was here read, stating that 4 l. 6 s. 9 d. was enclosed, being the balance of the July dividend, and apologising for not having sent it before.

MRS. KEITH. These two sums made up the dividend. Soon after this I went to the Bank alone, and inquired at the Navy 5 per cent. office. I afterwards saw Pawsey, and said to him,

"Mr. Pawsey, I have something against you;" he said,

"What is it? I hope you received your July dividend right?" I said,

"Yes, but you have never made the purchase of the 165 l., which you told me you had in the letter you sent me;" he appeared very much confused, and said,

"Did you look over the books yourself?" I said,

"I did, and the clerk also, which was much better;" he then said,

"I am very sorry, but through distressing circumstances I was obliged to apply the money to my own use;" I said,

"I could not have thought it possible that you would have disgraced so highly respectable a gentleman as your friend and mine, Mr. Hippuff:" he said he was extremely sorry for it, and if I would give him fourteen days from that time, he would assuredly make the purchase - I left him, and at the expiration of the fourteen days went to the Bank, and not being satisfied I went to his office, where I saw a man, named Eaton, but I could not find him. I did not see him till the latter end of September, or October; I had related the circumstance to my friends, and had him arrested - he gave some paper to my attorney, and was liberated. I have never received a shilling, nor was it ever invested for my use. All my stock was transferred at my marriage into the hands of trustees. I received the dividends myself afterwards. I married in February, 1822. I have never received more than 35 l. a half year. I saw him in the Insolvent Debtors' Court in 1819, and have seen him two or three times since; he has made an apology for the injury he has done me, and promised I should not lose a shilling of the money, for if I would give him time he would make it

good, and prove his honest intention; but I have not received a shilling.

Cross-examined by MR. ANDREWS. Q. Has he not since last Session, offered you security for the money? A. He said he would make the purchase good if I would give him more time. He was imprisoned about two months after I saw him in the Insolvent Court - I opposed his discharge. I have heard him say that it was through Eaton's misconduct that he had been obliged to use the money. - I do not know what has become of Eaton.

MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Did you ever hear of Eaton before you came to town? A. I had received a letter signed Eaton, enclosing a 10 l. note, in part payment of a dividend, and stating that Pawsey was out of town, and that the remainder should be paid into the banker's for me to receive, which was done - this was in July, 1817. I never considered Eaton as his partner.

ROBERT BUNNING . I am the prosecutrix's brother, and have applied to the defendant on many occasions, respecting this money, up to July, 1824, and always received a promise - he never offered any security.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know how many years he has been in prison since your sister lost her money? A. I know he was there from November 1819, to March 1820, when he gave bail. I have been one hundred miles after him since - I never found him in prison. On the 14th of January, 1824, he gave me a promissory note of 5 l., as part of the interest. I took it without my sister's knowledge; it was not paid.

MR. ANDREWS addressed the Jury on behalf of the defendant, and called three witnesses, who deposed to his good character.

GUILTY .

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-138

NEW COURT. (3d DAY.)

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

1187. SARAH BOOTH was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , a cap, value 6 s.; a shirt, value 8 s.; a night gown, value 3 s.; a petticoat, value 6 s.; a pair of boots, value 2 s.; a blanket, value 9 s.; a skirt, value 8 s., and a sheet, value 3 s. , the goods of Ann Buckham , widow .

ANN BUCKHAM. I am a widow, and live at No. 3, Charles-court, Strand . The prisoner lodged with me. - On the 2d of June I missed a blanket, and sheet; I asked her where they were, and she said she had pledged them; she cried, and begged me not to do any thing to her, and she would return them on the Saturday - she then went away, and on the following Saturday I missed the other articles.

GEORGE WALKER . I am a pawnbroker. I have a blanket, which was pawned by the prisoner, on the 9th of May.

Prisoner. I throw myself on the Mercy of the Court. I intended to redeem them.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-139

1188. CHARLES CARTY was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of May ; a counterpane, value 10 s.; a gown, value 10 s., and a handkerchief, value 6 d., the goods of John Henfree ; and a handkerchief, value 6 d., the goods of Samuel Miller , from the person of Sarah Miller .

SARAH MILLER. I am the wife of Samuel Miller, who is a waterman . I live in London-street, Ratcliff. On the 20th of May, as I was going along Shadwell , with a counterpane, a lady's dress, and a handkerchief in my hand, the prisoner snatched the bundle from behind me, then came in front of me, and ran away; I gave an alarm, but he turned the corner, and I did not see him stopped. I saw my bundle in a few minutes, when they were taking him to the watch-house. I am quite sure he is the man.

BENJAMIN BLABY . I am an officer, and took the prisoner into custody.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was walking behind the lady, and saw two men snatch the bundle - I pursued them, and another man came and took me.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-140

1189. ANN HINE was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of June , eight plates, value 1 s.; five dishes, value 1 s., seven knives, value 1 s., and six forks, value 1 s. , the goods of Ann Wallis , widow .

ANN WALLIS. I am a widow, and live in the Queen's Head-yard, Piccadilly . The prisoner was my servant ; she was to leave me on the 9th of June - I desired to see her box, which she refused. I sent for a constable, and he found these knives, forks, plates, and dishes, which are my property, in it.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-141

1190. WILLIAM SUTTON was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , 18 lbs. of brass, value 10 s.; a lamp, value 20 s.; a pair of nippers, value 2 s., and three locks, value 3 s. , the goods of William Summers and Samuel Summers .

WILLIAM SUMMERS. I am in partnership with Samuel Summers - we live in New Bond-street. The prisoner was our porter . On the 4th of June I searched his lodgings, at No. 6, Oxford-market, and found this property. I found some new brass at a person's of the name of Wilkinson, in Cleveland-mews.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Can you swear to this brass? A. Yes; most of it has my name upon it. He was three years in my service, and bore an honest character.

DAVID LLOYD . I bought this brass of the prisoner, and sold it to Mr. Wilkinson; I paid him 7 d. per pound for it.

GEORGE AVIS . I am an officer. I went to the prisoner's house, and found the articles there.

GUILTY. Aged 26.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor .

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-142

1191. JOHN THICKET was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of May , three pairs of trowsers, value 30 s.; a

jacket, value 3 s.; a shirt, value 5 s., and a handkerchief, value 5 s. , the goods of Ralph Gatenby .

ELIZABETH GATENBY . I am the wife of Ralph Gatenby. The prisoner and his mother lodged with me at No. 13, Orchard-street, Westminster . On the 15th of May, I packed up my husband's clothes in a box, and gave it to the prisoner to take to Vanxball-road, where I was moving to; next morning I went to the house, and saw the box - the cord had been taken off: I opened it, and missed the articles stated in the indictment. The prisoner did not return - he had the key of the room, which I have not had again.

BENJAMIN TIMBREL . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner on the 31st of May: I asked him what he had done with these things: he said he had pawned them and lost the duplicate.

JAMES BARNES . I am shopman to Mr. Stocks: the prisoner pawned a pair of trowsers on the 31st of May.

WILLIAM HARDING . I am a pawnbroker; I have a child's dress pawned by the prisoner.

GUILTY Aged 20.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18250630-143

1192. GEORGE WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of June , a pair of trowsers, value 4 s. , the goods of William Golder .

The prosecutor did not appear .

NOT GUILTY.

Reference Number: t18250630-144

1193. THOMAS JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of June , six pairs of trowsers, value 30 s., the goods of Alexander Phillips , privately in his shop .

ALEXANDER PHILLIPS. I keep a clothes shop on Saffron-hill . I have seen the prisoner at my shop frequently. On the 19th of June he came and looked at a pair of jean trowsers - he tried them on in the back room: I was busy at the time, and when I went to look for him in three or four minutes, he was gone. He came again on the following Sunday-week, and he had on a pair of mulberry trowsers, which I knew to be mine. I am quite certain I had not sold them to him.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not buy them of you? A. No, you did not.

Prisoner's Defence. I went last Sunday morning to his shop to redeem a coat for which I was to give half-a-crown; he had sold me the trowsers I had on, as a good pair that would do me service.

ALLEXANDER PHILIPS . This is all false.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-145

Before Mr. Serjeant Arabin.

1194. CHARLES STOKES was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June , a beetle, value 2 s. , the goods of Daniel Poyser .

DANIEL POYSER. I am a farmer , and live at Enfield. The prisoner was my labourer : I had some suspicion, and searched his house, where I found a beetle that I had missed.

Cross-examined by. Mr. BRODRICK. Q. Had you not lost it six weeks before? A. I cannot tell. It had the name of Munro on it - Munro lives in my house; they are my tools, but are branded with his mark. The prisoner was at work for me at the time. I had other persons at work likewise.

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up in the brook.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-146

1195. SARAH VERNHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of June , three bolster-ticks, value 12 s., the goods of Mary Pearson , her mistress .

ELIZABETH LAWRENCE . I superintend the business of Mary Pearson, a broker , who is a widow , and lives in Old-street . The prisoner worked for her for seven years. On Thursday-week last, I missed three bolster-cases.

WILLIAM WILCOX . I live at Mr. Clarke's, in Old-street. I have a bolster-tick which was pawned by the prisoner, I believe, on the 26th of June, in the name of Lloyd.

JOHN MURPHY . I live with Mr. Matthews, pawnbroker, Whitecross-street. I have a bolster-tick, which was pawned by the prisoner, I believe, in the name of Wood.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I pawned two of the ticks, but not three. The reason my prosecutrix did not attend was, because her husband was prosecuted here last year for buying stolen goods of Mr. Sadgroves.

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-147

1196. AGNES GLYN was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June , thirteen shillings, the monies of Thomas Cribb , her master .

ELIZABETH CRIBB . I am the wife of Thomas Cribb, who keeps the Union Arms public-house, Panton-street, Haymarket . The prisoner was in my service five months. I marked 8 l. in silver, and locked it up in a drawer in the bed-room (on the 17th of June,) from which I had missed money before. I looked at it every day till the 23d, it was then safe. On the 24th I did not look, but on the 25th 1 l. was gone. I sent for an officer, and he found 13 s. on the prisoner: she denied it at first, but when she found that it was marked, she said she had taken it, but she had not taken any before. I found a key in her bosom which opened my drawer.

GUILTY . Aged 66.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18250630-148

1197. JAMES ARTHUR and JOHN JONES were indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , 18 lbs. of lead, value 3 s., the goods of Thomas Currie , and fixed to a building of his .

THOMAS CURRIE. I am a builder , and live in Conduit-street, Paddington . On Tuesday last I went to my bricklayer, and ordered him to lay some lead on the top of a house in consequence of the wet weather - I afterwards saw it placed on the house. I was shown some lead by the officer, which I have no doubt was part of it - I compared it with the place, and it fitted exactly.

RICHARD HEAD . I know Conduit-place, Bayswater. I was there on the day in question, between twelve and one o'clock. I saw the two prisoners there together with another person. I heard Arthur ask Jones for a knife, and they ran round the building.

JAMES GIBBS . I am an officer. On the 28th of June, the prisoner Arthur was brought to the watch-house.

GEORGE THOMAS BARRETT . I was going to Paddington, and saw the prisoner Arthur in Conduit-street, about 200 yards from the place, with some lead between his

trowsers and his waistcoat; Jones and another were with him, but they went away. I took him to Paddington watch-house and left him there. I came back to Mr. Currie, and asked him if he had lost any lead; he went to the buildings and said he had.

Prisoner JONES. Q. Did I not come up, and you said I was one, and I said

"What do you mean; I am not; but if you think I am, I will go with you?" A. You did not.

THOMAS CURRIE re-examined. Q. When you arrived at the watch-house, what did you say to them? A. I said to Arthur,

"You young rascal, how dare you rob me?" he said,

"I did not, it was another boy took it off."

ARTHUR - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Whipped and Discharged.

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-149

1198. JOHN WILKINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of June , a plasterer's server and handle, value 1 s. 6 d., the goods of John Collier ; three pairs of stockings, value 6 d., and a pair of cuffs, value 2 d. , the goods of Henry Barber .

GEORGE LATIMORE . I am a watchman of Marylebone. On the 12th of June I was on duty in Stafford-street, Lisson-grove. I saw the prisoner carrying a plasterer's server. I asked what he had got there, he said a tool which he worked with. I asked where he worked, he said at the Regent's-park: I asked where he lived, he said in Stingo-lane: I asked him if he would go to the private watchman, and he ran away, and said,

"Not this morning." I pursued him and took him in Stingo-lane, and found three pairs of stockings on him, and a pair of wrist cuffs.

JOHN COLLINS. I am a plasterer's boy. This is my tool - I had left it in our yard on the 12th of June.

LETITIA BARBER. My husband's name is Henry Barber. One pair of these stockings are his, and the others were in my house.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Whipped and Discharged.

Reference Number: t18250630-150

1199. JOHN RAPLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of December , one cask, value 5 s., and nine gallons of ale, value 10 s. , the goods of Richard Brailsford and Robert Brailsford .

MR. ANDREWS conducted the prosecution.

CHARLES SMITH . I lived with Messrs. Richard and Robert Brailsford, brewers , at Enfield. On the 23d of December, 1822, I went with Mead to search the prisoner's premises; he was not at home, but his wife was. We found a cask of ale in his cellar belonging to Messrs. Brailsford, which was lost the day before - it had been in the store-room; the person who took it got through the window. I did not see the prisoner taken, but I saw him before the Magistrates, where he gave this account: I saw him sign it (read).

"The prisoner being asked what he has to say - saith

'What the witnesses have said is true - I agreed with William Drage , and Samuel Rainbird , who are since transported, to break open the store and take the ale; they did it while I waited at home for them. I got into the cooperage yesterday morning between three and four o'clock, and got up to the adjoining roof, and broke through, and so got down to the top, and drank a good deal of beer, and took two bottles.

JOHN MEAD . I went with the last witness, and found a nine gallon cask of ale. On the 5th of June I found the prisoner concealed in the prosecutor's cooperage.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-151

1200. WILLIAM COOPER was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of July , a shirt, value 2 s. 6 d. , the goods of Joseph Birch .

SARAH BIRCH . I am the wife of Joseph Birch; we live at 13, Chapel-street. I hung out a shirt in New North-place ; by the corner of my house, on the 1st of July, about seven o'clock in the morning. I went out about half-past nine o'clock, and when I returned about ten it was gone.

SARAH SMITH . I live in New North-place. Yesterday morning, I saw some person put his hand to the line, and put something into his hat, but I could not see who it was. I went and told my neighbours.

JOSEPH BIRCH . I consequence of what I heard, I went to look for my shirt. I saw the prisoner in Holywell-lane: when I came up to him, he ran across Shoreditch into Swan-yard; he there took up his hat and dropped the shirt out of it. I took it up, and cried Stop thief! Mr. Cox stopped him.

WILLIAM COX . I took the prisoner, who was running.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw the shirt lying on the ground, and picked it up. I saw a young man going along Shoreditch - I ran after him, and called him by name, when I was taken.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-152

1201. JOHN LOCKWOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of June , a crown, value 5 s. , the money of Aaron Beckley .

EDWARD HOWARD . I am a butcher, and live about ten yards from Mr. Beckley. On the 25th of June, about half-past six o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner and another (whom I had noticed playing before my shop) coming out of Mr. Beckley's house; he called to me that they had robbed his till; we pursued. Mr. Beckley took the prisoner; the other got away. When the prisoner was brought back, I searched him, and found two half-crowns, a sixpence, a halfpenny, and a knife.

AARON BECKLEY. On Saturday evening, between six and seven o'clock, I had left my shop for about two minutes, and gone into the kitchen; while I was there my niece said some one had been into the shop, and gone out again; I went into the shop and saw the till drawn partly out - I pursued the prisoner with Howard, and took him - I found the money on him, as he stated - there was a crown in the till, and other silver, but I cannot swear there were any half-crowns; I missed about 25 s.. The prisoner asked me why I took him - I said he had robbed my till; he said he had not - he had been with another boy - he said he was in no employ, but carried vegetables from Covent-garden market.

Prisoner's Defence. I went into this cook's-shop to get a pennyworth of pudding: I knocked twice, and no one came; I went out, and was pursued and accused of robbing the prosecutor: the money found on me was my own

- there had been another customer in the shop, but they could not get served.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-153

1202. ELIAS JOSEPH BENNETT ARCHER was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of May , a pair of sheets, value 7 s.; a pillow case, value 6 d; a table cloth, value 2 s.; two towels, value 1 s.; a knife cloth, value 1 d.; three spoons, value 6 d; two knives, 6 d.; two forks, 6 d.; four drinking glasses, value 4 s.; and three castors and stand, value 2 s., the goods of James Hope , in a lodging room .

JAMES HOPE. I live in Wear's-passage, St. Pancras . I let the prisoner some lodgings on the 3d of May, at 7 s. per week. On the 12th I received a note, in a strange hand-writing - I went into the prisoner's room, and missed the articles stated in the indictment; I have seen some of them since. He was apprehended on the evening of the 31st of May, and produced the duplicates himself.

ROBERT TEASDALE . I am an officer. I was sent for to Mr. Hope's house; the prisoner was there, and had been searched before I got there - I took the duplicates which were lying on the table.

JOHN BOURNE . I live with Mr. Elms, the pawnbroker, Museum-street. I have two sheets which were pawned on the 7th of May, and a napkin, which was pawned on the 12th of May, by the prisoner.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had intended to open an academy, and I took those things to return them in a few days, and, as I had the room for three months, I thought I should have time to restore them.

MRS. MAYNARD. I am a widow, and live at No. 11, Hunter-street, Bloomsbury-square. The prisoner married my daughter seven years ago; he was then worth fifty thousand pounds: he was a Spanish merchant, but through the misfortunes in Spain, he has brought me and my family to the greatest distress: he has tried to get an academy, and tried to get a place as a servant, but could not succeed: I think he has been out of his mind through misfortunes - he kept his carriage and four servants when he married my daughter.

GUILTY. Aged 44.

Strongly recommended to Mercy .

Fined 1 s. and Discharged.

Reference Number: t18250630-154

1203. ELIZABETH CONDELL was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of June , a bolster, value 4 s.; two pillows, value 4 s.; a counterpane, value 5 s.; a tea-kettle, value 7 s., an two flat irons, value 1 s., the goods of John Walters , in a lodging room .

SARAH WALTERS . I live at No. 12, Newcastle-street, Westminster , my husband's name is John. I let my second floor, on the 28th of April, to the prisoner and her husband together - they continued till the 2d of June. I had seen some things taken out - I sent for a constable, we opened their room, and missed this property - the prisoner was out and did not return, but I found her on the Saturday following at Lambeth - I believe her husband is a waterman: when they went away they owed three weeks rent - she had always behaved extremely well - I believe she did it through distress.

SAMUEL SMITH . I live with Mr. Harris, a pawnbroker, in Tothill-street. I have a bolster which the prisoner pawned, and an iron, but I cannot tell who pawned that.

BENJAMIN TIMBRELL . I apprehended the prisoner, and found some duplicates in Mrs. Walter's room.

GEORGE WALKER . I live with Mr. Young, a pawnbroker, in St. Martin's-lane. I have a tea-kettle, a sheet, and a pillow, pawned by a woman, in the name of Elizabeth Condell.

JOHN GRINDLEY. I am a pawnbroker, and live in Little Russell-street. I have two pillows, pawned on the 7th of May - the prisoner came on the 25th, and paid the interest on them.

Prisoner's Defence. My husband was a long time out of work, and I was forced to do it through distress.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-155

1204. WILLIAM CONNER was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of May , a handkerchief, value 18 d., the goods of Richard Faithful , from his person .

The prosecutor did not appear .

NOT GUILTY.

Reference Number: t18250630-156

London Cases, Second Jury.

1205. JOHN STRETCH , WILLIAM PALMER , and THOMAS BRIMBLE , were indicted for stealing, on the 6th of June , 83 lbs. of bacon, value 2 s. 6 d., and a wrapper, value 6 d. the goods of David Yeates , and Thomas Acocks , to whom the prisoners

MICHAEL GUNSTON . I am a chemist, and live in Clerkenwell. Messrs. David Yeates and Thomas Acocks are cheesemongers - their warehouse is No. 7, Old Fish-street . I was on their premises on the 3d of June, and received some information: I was desired to watch opposite their premises, in the surgery of Mr. Holmer, on the 6th of June. About half-past eight o'clock that morning, while their clerk was gone to breakfast, I saw Stretch (who had the care of the premises) come to the door and look backwards and forwards for about a quarter of an hour - he was then joined by Palmer - they went into the warehouse together - Palmer came out soon after, and turned towards Fish-street - Stretch then went into a back yard, and took a ladder - he went up into a loft, and brought down a wrapper, which he spread in the warehouse; he then went into the yard, took a pair of steps and went into the store, and fetched down a side of bacon, which he put into the wrapper; Palmer then returned, followed by Brimble, who went to the back of the warehouse, and Palmer watched at the door; Stretch helped Brimble up with the bacon, and he went into the street. I then left Mr. Holmes's premises and followed him; I said

"Where did you get that bacon?" he said round there; I turned round and saw Palmer at the end of the street, looking to see what I was about; I asked Brimble where he was going to take the bacon to? he said to a man of the name of Coomley, in Globe road. I said he must come back, and I would make some inquiry: I took him to Mr. Yeates' house, in Great Trinity-lane - he was taken into the parlour, and an officer was sent for: I asked him how long he had known Stretch; he said about two years; I said

"Have you not known him ten years?" he said perhaps he might; I asked if he did not know him when he was transported - he said yes, he did.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Do not you know Brimble? A. No; I have not made any inquiries at Coomley's - Brimble said he was to carry it there, and to receive his pay there, and if he did not receive his money there he was to return and get it of Stretch and Palmer - there was nothing extraordinary in Palmer and Stretch acting as servants, employing Brimble to carry bacon for them - the distance was considerable - Palmer and Stretch were both porters.

Prisoner STRETCH. Q. This warehouse is thirty yards long, and you were across the way, can you swear you saw me at that distance? A. Yes, I can.

JOHN HOLMES . I live opposite the prosecutor's ware-house. Mr. Acock asked me to let a friend of his watch in my premises, and a few minutes before nine o'clock on the day in question, I came down and saw Brimble go out with the bacon on his back - Palmer was standing at the door.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you attended the family of Brimble? A. Yes, I attended his wife. When Brimble was taken up he was anxious to go on to the place to which he was to carry the bacon, as he said it would convince any person that he was employed in an honest way: he was (I believe) a porter in a nail warehouse in Old-street road.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am an officer. I took charge of the bacon and wrapper.

SHEPHERD SIMPSON . I live with Messrs. David Yeates and Thomas Acocks their was bacon-dryer and porter - I know this wrapper to be masters'.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BRIMBLE put in a written defence, stating that he was employed by Stretch as a porter, and was to have 3 s. for his trouble.

SHEPHERD SIMPSON re-examined. I have to state, that Palmer was for some time under my direction, and I found him a very sober, honest, industrious man.

Three other witnesses gave Palmer an excellent character.

STRETCH - GUILTY . Aged 48.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

PALMER - GUILTY. Aged 45.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Three Months .

BRIMBLE - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-157

1206. WILLIAM JAMES , WILLIAM JONES , and WILLIAM SINGLETON , were indicted for stealing, on the 27th of June , 279 lbs. of lead, value 2 l. 5 s., belonging to Arthur Smith , and fixed to a house of his, and two trunks, value 10 s.; a lamp, value 10 s.; a night stool, value 5 s.; a box, value 2 s.; two chisels, value 1 s.; a mallet, value 1 s., and a toy cradle, value 1 d. , his property.

JAMES and JONES pleaded Guilty .

Transported for Seven Years .

ARTHUR SMITH. I am a merchant . I had purchased a house, No. 5, Old Fish-street - it was not occupied. On the 25th of June I discovered that some lead was gone; I had been there about a week before, and found the lamp, and the other things safe, but did not go on to the roof. On Saturday, the 25th, I found the trunks which had been in the counting house, packed up, and standing in the hall, and a copper boiler, a square box, and a strap, all lying by it, ready to be removed; I saw a string fastened to the latch of the door, and the other end of it in a place where there could be some boards moved, and the door opened: I found a pane of glass cut out, by which they could open the latch of the window: I found a door open leading to the roof of the house, and a counting-house stool removed to near the trap door, with foot marks on it; I went down stairs again, and opened the trunks, in which I found the lead; I went to the attics again, and the lead had been stripped from the dormer: I sent for Smith, the officer - shewed him the state of the premises, and gave him charge of them from that day till the Monday - when I came down again, about half-past twelve at noon, and found a cart standing at the door, with the two trunks, the square box, and the night stool in it, which I knew to be the same that had been in the hall. I had the lead taken out, and saw it fitted to the dormer, and found it corresponded exactly in all the cuttings and indentations of it - it weighed 279 lbs - I marked it with my initials.

Cross-examined by MR. LAW. Q. Would it have required more than one person to move this lead and pack it up? A. Yes, I think it would.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am an officer. I was engaged by the last witness: I staid in the house all Saturday night; I put a watchman in on Sunday: I took my station at the bottom of Thames-street, on Monday morning, a little after seven o'clock; I saw James and Jones go up the street to the house; I saw James put his hand into the hole, and door; in about ten minutes James went out, and shortly afterwards he came back a little before the cart, which the prisoner Singleton was driving; the prisoner never got out of the cart; James and Jones then brought out the hair trunk, and put it into the cart: they then brought out another trunk, the lamp, and night stool - we then rushed out of a house, and took them.

Cross-examined. Q. Was not Singleton's name on the cart? A. Yes.

GEORGE WALL . I am a licensed victualler. I was assisting Smith on this occasion; what he has said is quite correct: he took the prisoners to the Compter, and left me in the care of the cart.

THOMAS PHILLIPS . I assisted in taking the carman into custody - he said he knew nothing of the matter, and was quite surprised; he had been hired that morning to go and take some goods.

SINGLETON'S Defence. They applied to me to come and take the goods to Paddington - they came first on Saturday night, and again on Monday.

CHARLES THOMPSON . I am a coal-dealer. The prisoner works for me occasionally: he had been doing some work for me on Saturday last; two men came that evening about eight o'clock, and said they wanted him to move some luggage; he said he could not do it that night, but he would on Monday. I saw one of them on Monday morning take him with the cart to the premises.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-158

1207. THOMAS ALLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , a cheese, value 2 s., and a pair of boots, value 2 s. 6 d. , the goods of John M'Crutcheon .

JOHN M'CRUTCHEON. I am an Irish provision broker , and live at No. 12, Abchurch-lane . On the 1st of June, I saw the prisoner coming out of my counting-house, with a

pair of boots, and a cheese; I asked where he got them; he threw them down, and ran off - I pursued him half way up the lane, and brought him back.

THOMAS HERDSFIELD . I am an officer. I took charge of the prisoner, and have the property; I found nothing on him.

JOHN DOWNEY . I am porter to the prosecutor. As I was cleaning the counting-house on the 2d of June, I swept the dirt up to the fire-place, and there I found these pick-lock keys.

GUILTY. Aged 39.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-159

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1208. THOMAS BRIGHT and JOHN WILLIAMS were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of June , at St. Mary-the-Virgin, Aldermanbury, a trunk, value 10 s.; 384 pairs of half stockings, value 11 l. 14 s. 8 d., and 624 pairs of stockings, value 42 l. 13 s. 9 d., the goods of John Wheatley Liggins , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN WHEATLEY LIGGINS. I live at No. 5, Love-lane. I am a hosier . These goods are my property.

JOSEPH HAYES . I am warehouseman to the prosecutor. On the evening of the 10th of June, between six and seven o'clock, I was in the warehouse - in consequence of what a porter told me I went out, and crossed the street; I saw the prisoners with the case that is here now: they each had hold of one end of it: they turned into a court, and dropped it at the end; I followed them, and took Williams - Bright was taken by some other person, and brought back. I am positive of the persons of the prisoners; I did not lose sight of either of them. I had seen the case safe in the lobby five minutes before it was taken - it contains 384 pairs of half stockings, and 624 pairs of stockings.

JOHN HOPKINS . I am the porter. I heard some noise in the passage among some casks - I went into the street, and saw the case at the corner of the court - Hayes took Williams, and I took Bright; this is the case.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BRIGHT - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 34.

WILLIAMS - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 18.

Reference Number: t18250630-160

1209. GEORGE LEWELLIN was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , 7 lbs. of soap, value 2 s. , the goods of John Schmidt Smith .

JOHN SCHMIDT SMITH. I am a tallow-chandler , and live in Fleet-market . On the 21st of May I took this cake of soap out of the prisoner's hand, near my door, about ten o'clock at night: I had missed it a moment before in consequence of what a child told me - the prisoner seemed to be intoxicated.

JOHN DUPREE . I saw the prisoner take the soap from inside Mr. Smith's door - he was intoxicated.

CHARLES BRADY . I am a watchman, and took the prisoner into custody. I saw Mr. Smith take the soap from him, and while I was crying half-past one o'clock I found two more cakes.

The prisoner pleaded distress, and received a good character.

GUILTY. Aged 21.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18250630-161

1210. FRANK BARNES and GEORGE EVANS were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of June , six handkerchiefs, value 34 s. , the goods of John Ottley .

JOHN OTTLEY. I am a hosier , and live in Fleet-street . On the morning of the 3d of June, I saw the prisoner in St. Paul's church-yard: I followed them down Fleet-street, and saw them stop at Mr. Ottley's shop: they went backward and forward, for a while, and I then saw Evans come across the road; I stopped him, and the handkerchiefs fell from under his coat; White, who was with me, crossed over and took Barnes: we had been on the opposite side of the way, and Evans crossed nearly opposite to us - I did not say any thing to Barnes.

THOMAS WHITE . I saw the two prisoners together in St. Paul's church-yard; we followed them, and saw them stop at Mr. Ottley's window; they passed the house, and returned for about ten minutes; they then went up a court by the side of the house, and I saw them pass something from one to the other; I cannot say which it was, but I think it was Barnes passed it to Evans.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

BARNES' Defence. I was coming from Wapping to my uncle's, and in Fleet-street, the witness took hold of me.

BARNES - GUILTY . Aged 16.

EVANS - GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-162

1211. EDWARD WYNNE was indicted for embezzlement .

The prisoner pleaded

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18250630-163

1212. CHARLES NEWMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of June , a handkerchief, value 4 d., the goods of Edwin Moss , from his person .

EDWIN MOSS. On the 11th of June, I was passing along Aldersgate-street , heard a scuffling, and on turning round, I saw Roberts struggling with the prisoner; he said he had seen him take my handkerchief from my pocket.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS RICHARD ROBERTS . I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from the prosecutor's pocket - I went and asked Mr. Moss if he had lost his handkerchief - he said he had.

Prisoner's Defence. Two young men before me, had the handkerchief, and they threw it against my hip; the witness said he saw me take it, but I did not.

GEORGE GREEN . I received charge of the prisoner, and the handkerchief.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-164

1213. JOHN SMITH was indicted for manslaughter .

FRANCIS STOREY . I am a labourer. The prisoner is a carter to Mr. Rhodes, of Islington. On the afternoon of the 27th of June, I was coming from hay-making, with some others, on horseback, - I saw the prisoner driving his cart in Ham-lane; he was in the cart, and driving furiously after us; he had no reins; we made way for him to pass us - James Low was before us, on a pony; and a little before the cart came up to him, the pony turned round in the road, the cart ran against the pony, and threw him down, and threw Low off; he was dragged on the ground about

three yards - we got the prisoner's cart back as soon as we could, and put Low into it; he was taken to St. Bartholomew's hospital, and died the next day.

JAMES FISHER . I was with Storey, on horseback. I saw what he has described; Smith did not offer to stop at all, but drove on to catch the two waggons that were before us - I did not hear him try to stop his horses.

GEORGE MORRISON . I was with the witnesses; the prisoner made no attempt to stop his horses - he never hallooed nor held up his whip at all.

WILLIAM BURCH . I am house surgeon at St. Bartholomew's hospital; the deceased died of a fracture of the ribs, and an injury on the right side of the chest.

Prisoner's Defence. I tried to stop my horses directly, but it being the first day I was with them, I could not stop them - they ran after the other waggons.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18250630-165

1214. ROBERT JOHNSON and JOSEPH HACK were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , 2 cwts, of lead, value 40 s., the goods of William Sewell and Joseph Geldart , and fixed to a building of theirs .

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

- SKILMAN. I know the premises of William Sewell and Joseph Geldart - they are in the parish of St. Gregory, by St. Paul's .

MATTHEW FOYD . On the morning of the 21st of May, about ten minutes past four o'clock, Mr. Berridge came to me, and I went to the top of the sugar house in Carter-lane - I found Johnson standing on a bar in the top floor, with his head through the sky-light, half of which had been taken off; I whipped his feet off the bar - he fell down, and I took him into custody; he gave no account of how he came there. I saw another hat on the floor, and I asked him where his partner was - he said he had none. He was taken to the watch-house, and I commenced a search on the premises, with another witness. I went on the roof, and saw some person had gone down the pan chimney; I called, and desired him to come up or go down, but I got no answer - I then threw down some bits of tiles, and then some whole tiles. I then took a brick, and told him if he did not answer I would throw the brick down upon him; I held it three or four minutes, but as I got no answer I threw it down; some person then groaned, and Hack fell to the bottom, and was taken. I found on the roof a piece of lead cut off, and partly rolled up - it was quite served, and removed three or four inches; a rope was slung round it. I saw it compared, and it fitted exactly. I found a knife and a chisel on the leads, close to where it had been cut; in the lower part of the floor I found a basket, with three sacks in it, in the cock loft, and an old saw on the roof, and a piece of iron, which I had left in the lower floor, when I had been on the premises, two or three days before.

BARTHOLEMEW STANDARD . I went on the premises about a quarter past four o'clock - I assisted Foyd to search; he went out on the roof, and I staid below; I saw Hack come down the chimney, and I took him - he was very bad, and said the tiles had cut his head; I saw the lead fitted to the place where it had been cut off, and it corresponded exactly - it weighed 211 lbs.

GEORGE REID . I searched Johnson, and found a knife on him - the sheath of it was found on the roof.

JOHNSON'S Defence. I met with a few tradesmen, and they knew that liquor would overcome me; they pressed it upon me, and I got intoxicated, and was raised up at the step of a door, and got upon this building, not knowing the consequence, I went in and slept there, and was taken in the morning - the first witness exclaimed,

"Kill him."

JOHNSON - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Confined Three Months .

HACK - GUILTY Aged 25.

Confined One Week .

Reference Number: t18250630-166

1215. HENRY DYER was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of June , a half-crown, a sixpence, and five pence, the monies of Margaret Rogers , from her person .

MARGARET ROGERS. I live at the Coopers' Arms, public-house, West-street, Smithfield . On the evening of the 28th of June, I was at the street door, and saw the prisoner, who rushed into the house, and as he rushed in he put his hand into my pocket; I had 7 s. there - 2 s. in shillings, 2 s. in sixpences, a half-crown, and some copper - I gave an alarm; the officer was in the house, and took him; I had not lost sight of him.

Prisoner. I had been in the tap-room, and was coming out with the rest of the people. Witness. No, you was coming into the house.

CHARLES COOPER . My father keeps the Coopers' Arms. I saw the prisoner put his hand into the servant's pocket, and I heard something fall like money. I saw him searched, and some money was found on him.

Prisoner. Q. Was not there a mob going out? A. Yes, and you were going in.

GEORGE GODFREY . I am an officer. I was at the watch-house when the prisoner was brought in. I found 4 s., a half-crown, and about 5 d. in copper upon him.

Prisoner's Defence. I went into the public-house, and staid till about twelve o'clock, listening to a bag-pipe - then they ordered all out. I was coming out, and this woman charged me with this crime, of which I am perfectly innocent.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-167

1216. MARY WELCH was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of June , six shillings, and a sixpence, the monies of John Evans , from his person .

JOHN EVANS. I am a cheesemonger , and live at Islington. On the night of the 1st of June I was in St. Martin's-le-grand - the prisoner accosted me, and after some little time she put her hand into my pocket, and took out the money; she dropped the silver upon my hand, but she put the sovereign into her mouth, I believe, for I have not seen it since.

JOHN GUPPY . I was the watchman, and received the prisoner in charge; Evans said she had robbed him of a sovereign - he was in liquor, and was very abusive.

JOHN WILLIAM HARRISON . I am a constable. I received the prisoner in charge; there was no money found upon her. The prosecutor was very much in liquor, and his conduct very bad - he insisted that the prisoner had

the sovereign, which she had not - he was locked up that night, on account of his bad conduct.

JOHN EVANS re-examined. Q. Were you in liquor? A. No, not at all - the reason they say I was noisy was, because I said I wished to go home, and said they had no business to take me, as I had been robbed.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going home, and was accused of having robbed the man, which I had not done.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-168

1217. THOMAS MUDGETT was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of June , a handkerchief, value 5 s., the goods of William Harrison , from his person .

MR. WILLIAM HARRISON. I lost my handkerchief while I was entering my house in Chancery-lane , on the 7th of June - I turned round, and saw the prisoner with it in his hand; he gave it to another boy, who returned it to him. The prisoner ran down Chancery-lane; I pursued, and he was taken by the officer.

WILLIAM SEARLE . As I was going along Chancery-lane the prisoner ran by me - I stopped him.

THOMAS KERRY . I am an officer, and have the handkerchief.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18250630-169

1218. GEORGE DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , a hat, value 10 s., the goods of Patrick Augustine Traynor , from the person of Thomas Downey .

PATRICK AUGUSTINE TRAYNOR. I am a clerk to Messrs. Ogleby and Co. I sent Downey for a hat which I had left to be repaired, in Broadway, Ludgate-hill - he was to bring it to Ingram-court.

THOMAS DOWNEY . I am fourteen years of age. On the 16th of April I was sent by Traynor for a hat. As I was going down Bow-lane I met the prisoner - he asked me the way to the Bank, and said if I would show him he would give me 2 d. - we went on till we came to the Old Jewry, and he said he wanted a bottle of wine; he went into the Three Cranes public-house, to inquire the price; he said it was 5 s., and that was too dear; he then laid down a bundle of clothes, and put them into a waiter's apron - he sent me into a house to inquire the price of wine: I said it was 4 s. 6 d.; he said that he supposed it was bad. We then came to the back of the Bank, and he took a farthing and tied it up in a corner of the waiter's apron, with a great many knots, and said,

"There is a sovereign, go to the first house I called at, and get me three bottles of wine, and I will mind your bundle" - I did so, and when I got there I opened the apron, and it was only a farthing. I came back to the Bank, and there I found the basket that the clothes had been in before they were put into the apron, but the prisoner was gone.

RICHARD SKILLERN . I apprehended the prisoner on the 5th of June, and found nothing on him.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent of the charge. I never saw the lad before in all my life.

GUILTY. Aged 20.

Recommended to Mercy . - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18250630-170

1219. HENRY JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of June , at St. Andrew Undershaft, forty-one yards of woollen cloth, value 33 l., the goods of John Simpson , in his dwelling-house .

JOHN SIMPSON. I live at No. 139, Leadenhall-street , and am a woollen-draper - this cloth is mine; I know it by the invoice, and the mark upon it. I had seen it safe on the 7th of June - it was laying upon a pile of cloths in my shop, about thirty feet from the door. On the following morning the prisoner was brought to my shop, by several persons with this cloth - it is numbered 26, 178.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. If you had lost that invoice should you have known the cloth? A. No, I should not.

Q. Might not that same number have been on other pieces of cloth as well as that? A. Yes.

CHARLES MEAD . I was porter to Mr. Nightingale, of Leadenhall-street. I was cleaning the windows on the morning of the 8th of June, and saw the prisoner and another person standing about the street some time - the prisoner went into Mr. Simpson's shop, and brought out this piece of cloth on his left shoulder, and his hat in his hand - I gave an alarm, and he threw down the cloth and ran away; I ran after him, but lost sight of him while he turned the corners. I did not see him stopped - I came back with him when he was stopped; I am sure he is the same person - he was running when he turned the corners.

Cross-examined. Q. Had he not his back to you? A. Yes, but I can swear to his person; I was looking more at him than at his companion. His nose is on one side, and I knew him by his complexion likewise - I remarked both.

WILLIAM LENNOK . I am porter to Mr. Simpson. I was outside the door on the morning in question, and a man came and spoke to me. The last witness then came to me, and said,

"Do you see that man - he has taken a piece of cloth out of your shop;" I looked at him, and saw the cloth on his shoulder; I did not see his face: I saw the cloth thrown down; I ran from the door to where the cloth was; I saw him run down Lime-street, but I returned to my master's shop, and gave the alarm; the prisoner was brought back by an officer in a few minutes, and there were persons who never lost sight of him.

Cross-examined. Q. Can you see the prisoner now? A. I cannot see him very well, but I have seen him before.

Q. Is there any thing particular in his face? A. No, not that I know of.

JOHN BROWN . I am a constable. I heard the cry of Stop thief! about half-past eight o'clock that morning, when I was opposite the East to India House - I turned round, and saw the prisoner drop the cloth; he then took his hat in his left hand, and ran down Lime-street. I lost sight of him at the corner of Cullum-street - a butcher stopped him - I came up, and took charge of him - I am certain of his person; I was within twenty yards of him. This is the cloth, which I received from a house just by where he dropped it; about twelve doors off.

Cross-examined. Q. Is the person here who took it up? A. No - it was one of the East India Company's men who took it, and it was taken into a house for about five minutes, for security.

Q. Do you know that it is the same cloth that was dropped? A. No.

Prisoner's Defence. I would ask, if my nose is so remarkable, as that any person can say it is on one side of my face; I have not got a false nose. I have never been in such a situation in my life before.

GUILTY. Aged 22.

Judgment Respited .

Reference Number: t18250630-171

1220. BENJAMIN GEORGE VALOIS was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of May , two beds, value 3 l.; two mattresses, value 20 s.; two bedsteads, value 30 s.; six tables, value 3 l.; two carpets, value 7 l.; a looking glass, value 5 l., and eighteen chairs, value 3 l. , the goods of Mary Lea , spinster .

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

MARY LEA. I keep an academy in Jewin-street . The prisoner came to reside in my house in August last - I became unfortunate, and acquainted him with my misfortunes - he advised me to remove my furniture, saying it was unsafe to leave it there - I believe I asked him if it was safe; he said certainly not - I wished him to take apartments for it, and gave him a sovereign for that purpose, and gave him another for his trouble - he was to take them; and my mother and my sister were to remove there when we left our house - I expected my furniture again.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18250630-172

1221. JOSEPH RICHARDSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of July , a sack, value 1 s. 6 d. , the goods of James Barnard and Charles Welch .

JOHN VICKERS . I am in the employ of Messrs. James Barnard and Charles Welch - I saw the prisoner come to their wharf on the 1st of July, and go to the place where their sacks are kept - he staid there some time, and when he came out - I saw that he was more bulky than when he went in; I let him go out of the yard, when I pursued and brought him back, took him into the counting-house, and sent for my masters - I searched, and found the sack on him - he said he had taken it to cover his father's pigstye - I knew him before.

THOMAS WEBB . I saw the prisoner going to the place where our sacks are kept - I saw him come out again, with the sack round him.

(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. It was only part of a sack, it would not hold three bushels of coals.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18250630-173

OLD COURT.

FOURTH DAY. MONDAY, JULY 4.

London Case - Second Jury.

Before Mr. Justice Burrough.

1222. FREDERICK WILSON was indicted for that he, on the 20th of January , having in his possession a certain promissory note for payment of 500 l., feloniously did falsely make, forge, and counterfeit, and cause, and procure, to be falsely forged, &c. an indorsement on the said bill, in the name of Wm. Oglivie, with intent to defraud John Morse .

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

MR. LAW conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS VECK . I know the prisoner. I have seen him write once. I saw him write this (looking at a letter).

Q. Now look at the paper on the other side; do you believe it to be his hand writing? A. Yes, (No. 1). I believe the signature

"F. Wilson" to this (No. 2), to be his writing. (Looking at two other letters.) I believe these to be his hand-writing. On the 20th of January, I saw Mr. Morse and the prisoner at the Vine Inn, Bishopsgate-street, about ten o'clock in the morning: I was there first, and found the prisoner there. I said to him,

"You don't know Mr. Morse, and you should make some inquiry as to his respectability before you do business with him." When Mr. Morse came, the prisoner said he would discount any bill which he chose to draw at 5 per cent. discount, and 2 s. 6 d. per cent. commission. He said that his brother-in-law Oglivie kept an account with the Bank of England; that they got their bills discounted at 3 per cent, and were contented with the other 2 per cent. for risk and the commission. Mr. Morse assented at once, and asked how he was to draw the bill. The prisoner at first told him, and then Morse said,

"You had better write it down." The prisoner wrote down at the back of the letter what I have identified as having seen him write, and Morse copied it on a stamp, which he had sent the waiter out for.

Q. When they met, did they address each other by name? A. We had first understood from the waiter at the Vine Inn that his name was Wilson, and we addressed him as Wilson, I believe. - Mr. Morse said he had received a letter signed Oglivie, which he produced; and that had brought him up to town. He asked if his name was Oglivie - he said it was Wilson; and that he did business for his brother-in-law Mr. Oglivie. He wrote the copy of the bill on the back of the letter, which Morse produced. When the bill was drawn, the prisoner said,

"On the Wednesday following you shall receive the money." The note was put into the prisoner's hands; (looking at it) this is it.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. You saw him write but once, and that was when he wrote the form of the note? A. Yes; and I saw him at the same time write a letter to a Mr. Markworth, and do believe this endorsement to be his writing.

MR. LAW. Q. Look at the endorsement again? A. I think it is the same writing as I saw on the back of the letter, and on the letter written to Markworth, and, I believe, the letters produced to be his writing.

These letters were here read, as follow: -

No. 1. was addressed to Mr. Morse, at Daventry, dated January, 1825 - stating, that having been informed by a gentleman on 'Change, that he (Mr. Morse) was in want of a sum of money, and offering to discount his bill. - signed, William Oglivie .

No. 2. was dated January 26, and signed F. Wilson. - stating, that in consequence of the instrument being a promissory note, it had been refused, in consequence of which it was forwarded to Scotland, and that no further delay would occur.

No. 3. dated February 2. - stating, that Mr. Oglivie had written from Edinburgh, stating, that he was coming to town by the mail, and would settle all demands.

No. 4. dated February 8, signed Wilson, - informing the prosecutor he would be with him on the 17th, and fully satisfy him as to the cause of delay.

MR. ADOLPHUS to THOMAS VECK. Q. In what position did you sit when he wrote the note? A. On the opposite side of the table, so close that I could see what he wrote. Mr. Morse is my brother-in-law - he has been sued on the note, and has filed a bill in Equity.

COURT. Q. When was the letter written to Markworth? A. The same morning, my Lord. I saw him direct it after the note was drawn. He said he had some money transactions with him; we afterward saw the letter on the mantel piece. I took it up, and looked at the direction - it was sealed. I had not seen the contents - I was there when he wrote and directed it.

THOMAS BROUGH . I am landlord of the Ram Inn, Smithfield. The prisoner came to my house, and left a card in the name of Oglivie, I cannot find it; several letters came to my house, addressed to Oglivie; he requested me to take them in for him, and he would call for them, which he did. I do not know that I ever saw him open them. I cannot say whether I ever heard him addressed as Oglivie. I remember Mr. Thompson and him coming in together, but do not recollect Thompson using his name.

JOSEPH THOMPSON . I live at Northampton. I know the prisoner, and have seen him London; he went by the name of Oglivie. I saw him twice - he answered to the name of Oglivie overnight when I saw him at the Ram Inn, and next morning answered to the name of Wilson. I inquired at the Ram for him by the name of Oglivie. I had called there in consequence of receiving a letter, signed

"Oglivie." I answered that letter by saying, I should be at the Ram, and there I met him; he answered to that name, but next morning drew a bill, and signed it

"Wilson." I then told him, I had not a very good opinion of him, and could not think of signing any bill, because he had written to me in the name of Oglivie. He was going to cash this bill for me, but I objected to accept on account of his using two names; he said he had a brother-in-law of the name of Oglivie.

WILLIAM EADY . I am waiter at the Ram Inn - I remember a person coming by the name of Oglivie, but have no recollection of of his person; I heard that person state that his name was Oglivie - I saw him seven or eight times, but cannot state that the prisoner is the person.

Cross-examined. Q. A card was left in the name of Oglivie, and letters addressed to him were to be given to that person? A. Yes; I do not know that the prisoner left the card - three or four letters came addressed to W. Oglivie, Esq. - I gave them to him.

Q. That is the only way in which you understood him to be Oglivie? A. Yes; but he passed by that name, for one or two persons came and asked for W. Oglivie, and were introduced to him, and he represented himself as W. Oglivie.

MR. LAW. Q. When he was asked for, did he answer to the name of Oglivie? A. Yes.

JOHN FAIRS . I am clerk to Mr. Bennett, an attorney - instructions have been given by one Robert Booth , to take proceedings on this note, which has been done.

Cross-examined. Q. When or where Booth got the note, you do not know? A. No; I did not see him myself about it - I believe an affidavit of debt has been made.

JOHN BEE . I am an officer - I have a note which I got from Brown, the houseman of the watch-house - I did not see it written.

JOHN BROWN . I received the letter from the prisoner, and saw him write it in the lock-up room - I cannot speak to the endorsement on this bill.

JAMES HENCE . I am in custody for debt - I have seen the prisoner write many times, and have known him about two years - I believe the endorsement on this bill to be his writing - I dare say I have seen him write one hundred times.

Cross-examined. Q. At whose suit are you arrested? A. At the prisoner's; he was once bail for my appearance at the Westminster Sessions - two or three charges were brought against me, but none of them sustained - it was respecting a bill of exchange - my name has been spelt Hantz by people, but never by my authority - I have spelt it so myself - I never went by any other name - I never went by the name of Spencer Percival, or subscribed at a coffee-room by that name.

Q. How many trades have you followed within these last ten years? A. Stock-broker, army agent, and bill-broker; I was once discharged by the Insolvent Act, and have given notice again - I was discharged immediately on my application.

MR. LAW. Q. Have you ever seen him write his name as Oglivie? A. I have seen him sign that name to letters and bills.

COURT. Q. Did you know him by any other name? A. Yes, Wilson; he hailed me by the name of Wilson - I owe him nothing - I was arrested on the 18th or the 19th of May.

SAMUEL SHANNON (looking at the note). I do not know this.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know Oglivie? A. No; I know the prisoner, and have often seen him write - I don't believe the endorsement W. Oglivie to be his handwriting.

Two witnesses were here examined as to the production of a letter which could not be found.

SARAH HAMBLY . The prisoner lodged at No. 35, New Union-street, Little Moorfields, with my grandmother by the name of John Cooper, for three months, until he was taken - I frequently saw him write during that time - I believe the name of W. Oglivie on this note to be his writing.

The letter produced by the witness Bee was here read. It was addressed to Mrs. Williams, No. 8, Lloyd's-row, Sadler's Wells.

"Dear Ann - I am in custody, let him know by to-morrow to send Mr. Harmer to me. Hide my papers, bring me a shirt and stockings. Tell the landlady I am arrested for putting my name to a bill to oblige a friend. Show this to him, and he will send some one to me with money."

There being no proof of an uttering in London, the prisoner was

ACQUITTED .


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