Old Bailey Proceedings, 12th January 1826.
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SESSIONS PAPER.

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM VENABLES, MAYOR.

SECOND SESSION, HELD AT Justice Hall, in the Old Bailey, On THURSDAY, the 12th of JANUARY, 1826, and following Days.

Taken in Short-Hand (by Authority of the Corporation of the City of London) by H. BUCKLER, Basinghall-Street.

London: PRINTED BY J. BOOTH, No. 31, St. Andrew's Hill, Doctors' Commons; and PUBLISHED BY T. KEYS, CITY LIBRARY, COLEMAN STREET.

1826.

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 WILLIAM VENABLES , LORD MAYOR of the City of London; Sir William Alexander , Knt.; Lord Chief Baron of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; James Allan Park , Knt., one of the Justices of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas; John Ansley , Esq.; George Scholey , Esq.; John Atkins , Esq.; Christopher Magnay , Esq.; and William Heygate , Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; Newman Knowlys , Esq., Recorder of the said City,; Robert Albion Cox , Esq.; and Matthias Prime Lucas , Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; Thomas Denman , Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; and William St. Julien Arabin , Sergeant at Law; his Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer of the City of London, and Justices of the Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City and the County of Middlesex.

LONDON JURIES.

First

Henry Searl ,

John Parry ,

Wm. Ironside ,

Wm. Inglis ,

Wm. Anderson ,

W. H. Palmer ,

John Vine ,

Samuel Shipley ,

James Neatt ,

Jas. Richardson ,

Wm. Bond ,

James Carter

Second

Joseph Y. Hatton ,

Wm. Smither ,

Richard Harris ,

Henry Court ,

Daniel Cole ,

John Plumber ,

George Ellis ,

C.W. Titterson ,

John Hume ,

James Ratcliff ,

John Musgrave ,

Wm. Sturkey .

MIDDLESEX JURIES.

First

Daniel Capps ,

John Francis ,

Wm. Freath ,

S.C. Fuller ,

Griffiths Gittins ,

James Goodwin ,

Alexander Gordon ,

George Gasden ,

Edward Haggar ,

Joseph Hall ,

John O. Hamley ,

Thomas Andisyde .

Second

Wm. Aldous ,

John Allwinkle ,

John Abbott ,

Wm. Bailey ,

Joseph Bentley ,

Job Bant ,

Thomas Crowden ,

Robert Clapperton ,

Alexander Geddis ,

James Cotterell ,

J.B. Eland ,

Robert Emerson .

Third

Thomas Ashby ,

Thomas Allman ,

Benjamin Allen ,

Alexander Aberdure ,

James Alders ,

Wm. Bradford ,

Wm. Blankley ,

Wm. Bond ,

Charles Cole ,

John Crossfield ,

John Clothier ,

Thomas Chapman .

Fourth

Alexander Haye ,

Wm. Hayward ,

Henry Arthur ,

James Cronin ,

Thomas Collingwood ,

James Christie ,

John Cruddis ,

Thomas Churm ,

Wm. Caslake ,

Roger Chidley ,

John Clarke ,

Joseph S. Cooper .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, JANUARY 12, 1826.

VENABLES, MAYOR. SECOND SESSION.

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OLD COURT.

Middlesex Cases, First Jury, Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

182. JOHN JONES was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Alfred Richard Cocker , about three o'clock in the night of the 11th of December , at St. Anne, Westminster , with intent, the goods and chattels therein being, feloniously and burglariously to steal .

MR. BARRY conducted the prosecution.

ALFRED RICHARD COCKER. I live at No. 11, Nassau-street, St. Anne's, Soho , and rent the house. On the 11th of December, before eleven o'clock at night, I examined the street door - it was bolted; my servants and family had retired to bed before that. I was alarmed between three and four o'clock in the morning, by a ringing and knocking at the street door; I got up, opened my bed-room window, and saw several persons round the door, and heard persons coming up stairs. I went down to the kitchen, and found the kitchen area door open, and two large holes in it, which were apparently made with a centre-bit; they were large enough for a person's arm to be put through: the pieces of wood which were cut out of the holes were within the kitchen.

JAMES STEVENS . I am a patrol of St. Anne's, Soho. On the morning of the 12th of December, about a quarter past three o'clock, I was going down Nassau-street, on the opposite side, and saw a man at this door - I asked what he wanted there; he made no reply, but ran off; directly after that the prisoner ran out of the door, which was open, and down the steps; I am sure he is the man; I did not know him before: I had a good view of his features by the gas-light, and am certain he is the man; I directly called Stop thief! Leach, the watchman, sprang his rattle, and went after him. I went to the house, got a light, and went in at the street door with three or four more men - we went up, and alarmed the family; Mr. Cocker and I went into the kitchen, and found two holes in the area door; there is an arch over the door, which prevents a person being seen from the street. I heard a man was taken, and found the prisoner in the watch-house; I am certain he is the man; he had light thin shoes on; the gas-light was not far from the door, and on the same side. I had a good view of him.

SILAS LEACH . I am a watchman of King-street, and part of Nassau-street. I was at the top of Nassau-street; Stevens came by me, and walked down Nassau-street - I followed, and heard him say to a man at the prosecutor's door, "What do you do there?" he ran off; I followed, and then saw two men run down Nassau-street; I was nearly opposite Stevens; he told me to spring the rattle; I pursued - they turned into Gerrard-street, and round the corner into Grafton-street, but before that Cummins, a watchman, got between me and them; they ran faster than me, and thinking they might turn a corner I ran up Hayes-court, into Greek-street, and saw the prisoner come running up to the corner of Greek-street; he was one of the two I had pursued; he ran as fast as he could; I said, "If you don't stop I will knock you down;" he made no reply, but kept running on as fast as he could, and when I got nearer to him he made a kind of dart to avoid me, but I hit him on the head with my stick, and knocked him down; he was secured; I am sure he is the man who ran from Nassau-street.

Q. How did he get round to Greek-street? A. He ran up Litchfield-street a little way - there is then a turning. I found a crow-bar and lantern on the left hand side of Grafton-street; I saw nobody else passing all the way I pursued. The prisoner had very thin shoes on.

COURT. Q. Does Litchfield-street cross Grafton-street? A. Yes - he got from there into Greek-street; I stopped him at the corner of Church-street and Greek-street.

HENRY COOK . I am a watchman. On the morning of the 12th of December I was in Gerrard-street, coming towards Nassau-street, and heard Stevens saying, "What are you doing there?" I went on, and saw two men run from Nassau-street, and cross towards Gerrard-street - they turned towards me; I crossed to meet them: they ran back as hard as they could; I called Stop them! the rattles sprang; Cummins met them right under the gas-lamp; Leach and Cummins were full thirty yards before me. I lost sight of them, and went to No. 11, Nassau-street, with Stevens, to examine the house; we entered the street door, which was open; two holes were cut in the kitchen door, both the bolts undone, and the bar laid on the floor. I picked up two pieces of wood which had been cut out of the door - I produce them. A centre-bit has been applied in seven places in one hole, and six in the other.

WILLIAM CUMMINS . I am a watchman. I was at my stand, and heard Stevens say, "What do you do there?" I looked over to Nassau-street, and saw a man coming down that street - he turned round to go towards Gerrard-street, and crossed over to the corner of Nassau-street;

Cook said, "Stop these men," and I saw there were two men. I crossed over and met them - I made a blow at the other man, and hit him on the breast, at the corner of Gerrard-street; they both got away; I pursued them along Grafton-street, and by Grafton House I heard something thrown down; I still followed - the other man turned down Litchfield-street, to the right - the prisoner ran on about four doors beyond Litchfield-street, and stopped up against some shutter, to hide himself, as a watchman was coming by. I saw nobody else passing at all. I saw the prisoner's face in Gerrard-street, and am certain he is the man.

COURT. Q. Where did you first see him to swear to him? A. When I crossed over in Gerrard-street they both passed close against me - it was the other man who I struck. I had a good opportunity of seeing the prisoner - there is a gas-light at the door where they passed me - it shone in their faces.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going home, and in Compton-street I heard a cry of Stop thief! I went through Church-street, and a watchman laid hold of me, but I know nothing about it.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

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Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

183. MARY PRIOR and WILLIAM WOOD were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of December , 40 yards of Norwich Crape, value 3l., the goods of William May Lander and Thomas Dingley , in their dwelling-house .

WILLIAM MAY LANDER. I am in partnership with Thomas Dingley - we are linen-drapers , and live in Strutton-ground, Westminster . On the 12th of December, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I missed a piece of Norwich crape from the window; I put another piece in the window, in the same place, tied a string to it, and carried the string to the further end of the shop. About six o'clock, seeing the string move, I jumped over the counter, went into the street, and saw the prisoner Prior and and another female - I caught the prisoner by the shoulder, and said she had been taking a piece of Norwich crape from the window - the other woman immediately ran off; Prior turned round, and dropped the piece of Norwich crape; I took her into the shop, and observed that her hand was bleeding; I sent for an officer, and gave her in charge. The crape is worth 3l.; it measures forty yards, and cost me 1s. 9d. a yard.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. You missed a piece before that? A. Yes, about four o'clock; a small piece was broken out of the window on Saturday morning - I could not get it mended. I am sure Prior dropped the crape; I caught hold of her shoulder, and it dropped from her.

ANN JENKINS . I belong to the Westminster blue coat school. The prisoners live together, in the first floor back room of the same house as me - I live in the kitchen. On the 12th of December, about six o'clock in the evening, I was coming up stairs, and met them coming down, with another woman, whom I know by sight - they got out of the street door before me, and got down the steps; I opened the door, went down the steps, and saw them all three in Orchard-street; the two women were on the left-hand side of the way, and Wood on the right; I saw Wood cross over to them, and say, "Don't both of you go;" the other woman said, "I will go;" Prior immediately said,"I will go - my hand is smaller, look;" this created my suspicion - they went on. Wood went on before Prior, and turned down Strutton-ground - he took a steel thing out of his pocket, and was going to thrust it into the window - Prior said, "Don't do that, I can do it in half the time" - Wood crossed over to the other side. I saw Prior put her hand into the broken piece of glass, and pull out a piece of silk, as I thought; I went in to tell Mr. Lander- he asked what I wanted, but before I could answer he jumped over the counter, went out to Prior, and I saw no more,

Cross-examined. Q. What is your father? A. A milkman. I was never in the prisoners' room. I know of no quarrel between my father and them.

Q. What made you follow them? A. I was going to Mr. Lander's, for half a yard of calico. Prior rather unrolled the stuff in pulling it out. I told Mr. Lander all I had seen, and was told to attend the office next day.

- SIMPSON. I am an officer. I was sent for about a quarter past six o'clock, and took Prior into custody with the crape. On our way to the office, having known her six or eight years, I asked how she came to do it - she said, "I am in liquor, or I would not have done such a thing."

DAVID PHILLIPS . I am a watchman, and assisted in taking Wood.

PRIOR'S Defence. My prosecutor swears false. I was standing at the window with several people, seeing the things marked so cheap; another woman stood there. I saw a piece of stuff drop - it laid by me, when he came out and said he was certain I took it.

PRIOR - GUILTY . Aged 21.

WOOD - GUILTY . Aged 22.

Of stealing to the value of 39s. only.

Transported for Seven Years .

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Before Mr. Justice Park.

184. WILLIAM BURKE was indicted for feloniously assaulting George James Lewis , on the King's highway, on the 25th of December , at St. Clement Danes , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 hat, value 10s., his property .

GEORGE JAMES LEWIS. I live in Stanhope-street, Clare-market. On Sunday morning, the 25th of December, about one o'clock, I was returning from a party, walking arm-in-arm with a friend - I was quite sober, and in Drury-lane a gang of about thirty boys came up, and surrounded us immediately - one of them made a snatch at my friend's watch; my friend immediately knocked him down with his fist; some of them had sticks; they all began immediately to knock us about with sticks and their fists - I am sure the prisoner was one; we were parted in the scuffle; my friend tried to escape up Harford-place, and as I attempted to take his part they attacked me; I followed my friend, and they struck me with sticks, and some with their fists; I have marks about me now. I was not knocked down. I placed my back up against a wall to defend myself; the prisoner struck me in the face with his fist, and instantly seized my hat; I saw him deliver it to some of his companions; he immediately

made his way towards Russell-court; I followed as well as I could, and collared him at the top of Russell-court; he was never out of my sight. I called the watchman, who came up instantly, and took him; the rest ran off in different directions. I did not think of looking for my hat. I am quite positive he is the boy who struck me and took my hat - there was a gas-light exactly opposite to where I stood. I am sure he struck me before he pulled my hat off. The boys all appeared to be of one party.

WILLIAM ASHTON . I am a watchman of St. Clement Danes. On Christmas morning I heard a call of Watch! ran into Drury-lane, nearly opposite Russell-court, and saw the prosecutor running after the prisoner; there were twenty or thirty boys and young men in Drury-lane. I and the prosecutor both seized the prisoner about the same time - Lewis said he had stolen his hat; I believe the prisoner said nothing; I took him to the watch-house. I am certain he is the boy whom Lewis seized; the others dispersed in different directions.

JOHN SCOTT . I received the prisoner in charge at the watch-house.

Prisoner's Defence. I was following the waits down Drury-lane, and saw a parcel of boys going along; this gentleman and another were arm-in-arm - I crossed to see what was the matter with the boys, and saw them knock the gentleman about - I was knocked down, and ran into the watchman's arms.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor, on account of his youth and good character.

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Before Mr. Justice Park.

185. WILLIAM GROVES, alias CAFFTREE BROOKER was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of November , at St. Mary, Stratford, Bow , 1 gelding, price 4l. , the property of Augustus Elliott Fuller .

MR. LAW conducted the prosecution.

GEORGE SHEPHERD . I am coachman to the Honourable Mrs. Fuller, of Ashdown House, East Grinstead - Augustus Elliott Fuller is her son. On the 28th of November I missed his grey pony from the field, and found it in the possession of Butcher, at the King's Arms, public-house, at Bow, on the Wednesday week following.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. What age is Mr. Fuller? A. About thirty years.

WILLIAM BOWRAH . I am under keeper to Mr. Augustus Elliott Fuller - he had a grey poney at Ashdown House; he was in Wales at the time; I saw it in the field on the 28th of November, and found it at Butcher's afterwards - it is worth 4l.

ISAAC MATTHEWS . I am a labourer. I went to Romford-market on Wednesday, the 30th of November, to buy a pony, but did not buy one. I live in Dighy-street, Globe-row. I was returning home, and overtook the prisoner; I did not know him before: I told him I had been to Romford, to buy a pony; he said he had one, which he would sell me; we walked on to the King's Arms, at Bow - he there shewed me a grey pony; I agreed to meet him next day, at ten o'clock, which I did, and agreed to give him four guineas for it; I paid him 2l., and was to pay him the rest in a few days. Next day I thought it was too cheap; I consulted a friend, and then took it to the King's Arms, till I could find Groves again; I saw him in the street on the day I took it back, and told him I did not like the pony - he asked for what reason - I told him I suspected it might be stolen, for I had had it valued; he assured me it was all right, but wished me to wait till Monday or Tuesday, when he would either give me back the 2l., or satisfy me that it was all right, as he had other business to attend to then; but I gave him in charge of an officer. He asked 6l. for it at first.

Cross-examined. Q. Are you a judge of the age of horses? A. No; my friend considered it worth 9l. or 10l. The King's Arms is a public yard.

MR. LAW. Q. Was it a pony of good appearance? - A. Yes.

CHARLES BEARD . I live at Brixton-hill, and know the prisoner. On the 29th of November, or the 1st of December, I saw the prisoner on the Norwood-road, about two o'clock in the afternoon; he was four or five miles from town, with two horses - one was a sorrel, and the other a grey pony; I know it was on one of those days, because on both days I was on that road.

SAMUEL BUTCHER . I am ostler at the King's Arms, Bow. On Tuesday, the 29th of November, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I think, the prisoner brought a grey pony and a chesnut mare to the King's Arms - he asked if he could stop there that night; I said he could: he said hay would do for the horses; he did not want corn; they were wet and dirty, as it had rained. About seven o'clock next morning I saw him - he said he should take the mare out and shew her to a man, which he did - he took her away; she was very lame in her fore feet - he left the gelding pony with me, and said he should return in a few hours. I saw him again between seven and eight o'clock that evening (the 30th) - Matthews was with him; they looked at the pony; the prisoner said they would meet next morning about it; I went out next day, and when I came home the pony was gone. On the Saturday morning Matthews brought it in, and left it; I could not tell him where Groves lived. In a few hours I saw Matthews and the prisoner at the King's Arms; I asked the prisoner where he bought it; he said, in Kent: I asked if he had no receipt for his money - he said No, but that he had known the person of whom he bought them three or four years - he gave me a name, which I do not recollect. I understood him he was something of a gardener - we took him to the office.

JAMES LEE . I am an officer of Lambeth-street. On Tuesday, the 29th of November, in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner passing Whitechapel-church, on the road to Bow, leading a chesnut horse and grey pony - they seemed much fatigned. On the Saturday evening Butcher and Matthews brought the prisoner to me - Matthews said he thought he had bought the pony too cheap, and wanted his money back; I detained the prisoner. I have seen the pony - it appeared to me to be the same as I saw him with. On the Saturday evening, when I was at the King's Arms, I asked the prisoner where he got them - he said he bought them of one John Bailey, a gardener, of Westerham, in Kent - that he was servant to General Dorin, at Hill Park; I asked what he gave for them - he said he gave 6l. for the chesnut, and 3l. for the pony - that

he had known the man a good while, and had bought them in the market on the Saturday previous, which would be the 26th of November. I asked what took him to that part of the country - he said he had been to see his brother - that he had another brother living at East Grinstead; he said he had seen his brother at East Grinstead, and went to take him some money, and made this purchase on his way back on the Saturday; I asked what detained him from not coming to town before Tuesday - he said he slept with John Bailey two nights, and the other night at Hayes, on the road. I told him I had seen him leading two horses, and he said it was so. I afterwards went to his house, and saw his son - I returned, and told him I had asked his son if he had any horses to sell last week, and the son had said he had none to sell - that I then asked him where he (the prisoner) had slept for four nights, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and he had said he slept at home every night - the prisoner said, "It is very odd he should say so - he must have made a mistake - I don't know who could have told him so." I then said I should take him to the watch-house, and next morning took him his breakfast, and told him I was going down to Westerham to see this John Bailey , and that I had heard of two horses being lost at East Grinstead - he said if they were the two horses it would be of no use for me to go, for John Bailey would hear of it, and be out of the way - he then said it was a bad job for him - it was a done job, and he must suffer for it. I went to Westerham, but could find no John Bailey, and was informed that General Dorin had been dead six months, and could get no information of any John Bailey having lived with General Dorin - none of the inhabitants knew of such a person.

Cross-examined. Q. There has been a General Dorin? A. Yes. I believe the prisoner is a married man - I only saw one child.

Prisoner. I am not guilty of stealing it out of the lady's ground.

Three witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 51.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor, on account of his character.

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Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

186. CHARLES COLLISON and EDWARD MARTIN were indicted for stealing on the 16th of November , 18 sheep , the property of William Welch .

MR. LAW conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM WELCH. I live at Southall . On the 16th of November I had eighteen sheep in my field - they were marked with a W on the side. I afterwards saw the same sheep at the City Green-yard.

SAMUEL WYATT . I am the prosecutor's shepherd. I saw these sheep in the field on Wednesday afternoon, the 16th, and missed them about nine or ten o'clock next morning - sixteen of them were brought home that day week; the other two have been killed - their skins are here. I had marked them with a brand mark, and have no doubt of them.

DANIEL WOOD . I live in City-gardens, City-road, and know Collison. On the 17th of November, about a quarter past six o'clock in the morning, I was going from my house into a shop which I have in my yard - Loadsman opened the door, and I found eighteen sheep in a stable adjoining my shop; they appeared very much fatigued; about a quarter to eight o'clock I saw a man in the yard, dressed in a brown frock coat, a leather gaiter on his left leg, and high ankle shoes; he had no gaiter on his right leg, but a handkerchief tied round the small of it. I believe Collison to be the man. Nunn was there at the time.

Cross-examined. Q. Collison is a neighbour of yours, I believe? A. I did not know him before. When I saw him at Worship-street I knew his features; I saw him through the window; they told me that was the man who claimed the sheep. When I saw him at Worship-street he had part of his whiskers taken off, and wore a flannel jacket. I verily believe him to be the man - I saw his side face.

MR. LAW. Q. You believe him to be the man? A. Yes, but he is altered as much as he could be, in dress and figure.

JOSEPH NUNN . I am apprentice to Mr. Wood. On the 17th of November, at a quarter past six o'clock, I saw eighteen sheep in my master's yard, and about six o'clock in the evening I saw the prisoner Collison take them away - two other men assisted him; I followed, and saw Collison and two other men put them into a shed in Howard's-green. I went in the morning, and spoke to Loadsman about it, and shewed him where they were put. Collison had a brown frock coat, ankle shoes, a galter on the left leg, and a handkerchief on the right. Howard's-green is about one hundred yards from master's. I knew Collisou before, by seeing him in a shop in Howard's-green, next door but one to the shed. I saw a stout tall man there when I went with Loadsman - it was not either of the prisoners.

Cross-examined. Q. Nobody was with the sheep when you first saw them? A. No. Collison is a butcher, and sells meat in this shed; he uses it as a shop; he drove the sheep into that shop.

JOHN LOADSMAN . I live in Castle-street, Clerkenwell. On the 17th of November, about nine o'clock in the morning, I went with Nunn to No. 24, City-gardens, and saw eighteen sheep there - they appeared particularly tired; I went to Howard's-green afterwards, and saw a shed with meat hanging in front of it; I saw Collison in that shed about a quarter past nine o'clock that morning; he was dressed in a dark mixture coat, corduroy breeches, ankle shoes, and a handkerchief round his right leg. I got information and watched the premises, and saw Martin there from time to time, but never saw Collison there after the 17th; I never saw the sheep there myself - I saw Martin there on Saturday, the 18th, serving two customers with meat, and on Sunday and Monday, but never saw him there after Monday. I found Collison at Worship-street on Saturday; I had been to the shop early and late but could not find him.

Cross-examined. Q. Martin is a journeyman butcher? A. I considered him the servant there, or I should have taken him.

RICHARD PEDRIC . I am a wheelwright, and live next door to the shed where Collison's shop is. I kept a horse and cart at this time. On Sunday Martin asked me to let him have the horse and cart at five o'clock in the morn

ing, as he wanted to take some skins into the country to bury - I did not lend it. I used to see both the prisoners in the shed - Collison's wife was often there - the shop is about ten yards from the shed where the sheep were put- I did not see Collison after I was asked for the cart, till he came into a public-house and struck me - he then wore a fustian coat and leather gaiters - I gave him in charge.

Cross-examined. Q. Might not the skins he corrupted and had? A. I asked him no questions - I thought it improper to lend him the cart at so early an hour - I saw a number of sheep in the shed - whether it was when he asked me for the cart, or a few days before, I cannot say.

CHARLES NEWMAN . I live on Howard's-green - adjoining this shed. I looked through the boards, and saw the sheep there - I used to see Collison serving in the shop about that time - I was ill for a few days and do not know when I last saw him there. Martin was apprehended on the Sunday - they have both served me with meat.

JOHN BEDFORD . I am a Smithfield drover, and live in Bunhill-row. On Monday, the 21st of November, about five o'clock. I was at Howard's-green, and met Martin - he said "Will you do a good turn for me, and take these sheep to a green-yard, or otherwise loose them?" I said"Don't you know a green-yard after being all this time in London?" he said No; he went with me to the stable - some of the sheep were outside the door and some in - he said they had come astray of him four or five days ago- he went to the end of the street with me, and I took them to the green-yard in Whitecross-street - there were eighteen, and were marked W in the side, and some in the hips.

Cross-examined. Q. Green-yards are places of deposit for whatever is lost? A. Yes - I went and told Mr. Slocome.

JAMES HANDLEY . I am a constable. On the 23d of November I saw eighteen sheep in the green-yard; I had two of them slaughtered, and have the skins here. I apprehended Collison for an assault on the 18th of December - Vann asked him how his leg was - he said "A good deal better" - we took Martin in Collison's house, on the 27th of November, at City-gardens, Howard's-green, and asked him where Collison was - he said he should be a pretty fellow to answer that question. Vann asked Collison if he had eighteen sheep - he said he had no business to answer that question.

THOMAS VANN . I am a constable. On the 27th of November we apprehended Martin at Collison's house - he said he should be a pretty fellow to tell me where Collison was, I must find him. On the 18th of December I found him in the watch-house, and asked how his leg was - he said much better - I said "Have you had any sheep in your possession?" he said No; I said "Did any sheep belonging to Mr. Welch, of Southall, follow you?" he said he was not bound to answer that question. We left orders at the watch-house that he should not change his dress, but when he was brought to the office he had put a flannel jacket on.(Skins produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-6

Before Mr. Justice Park.

187. GEORGE COXHEAD was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Henry Taylor and John Woodcock Smith , about six o'clock in the night of the 28th of December , at the liberty of the Rolls , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein, 1 petticoat, value 5s.; 1 gown, value 3l.; 1 shawl, value 3l.; 3 brooches, value 1l.; 1 ring, value 10s.; 2 pairs of ear-rings, value 10s.; 1 watch, value 10l.; 1 watch key, value 5s.; 1 head pin, value 3s.; 1 thimble, value 2s.; 1 pair of buckles, value 1s.; 1 tooth-pick and case, value 1s.; 1 pen-knife, value 1s.; 1 necklace, value 10s., and 1 work-box, value 10s., the goods of the said John Woodcock Smith .

JOHN NICHOLLS . I live at No. 10, Marchmont-street, Russell-square. On the 28th of December, about half-past six o'clock in the evening, I was returning to my office in Symond's-inn - it was quite dark - there is a coffee-house at the corner of Symond's-inn gateway - the front door opens into Chancery-lane, and the back into the inn - and there is a window looking into the inn; I observed two men, whom I suspected, looking about the inn; I was proceeding to my office at the back of the coffee-house and observed one of the ground-floor windows of the coffee-house open - it was not the coffee-room; the room was not lighted, but I could see, by the light of a gas lamp, a man in the room, with something white in his hand - I waited in the yard three or four minutes, then knocked at another window and called Watch! - the two men ran off - the man put his hand on the window ledge and jumped out, with a bundle under his arm - I ran towards him and attempted to seize him - he slipped by me, dropped the property, and ran about forty yards before I overtook him towards the courts which lead into Fetter-lane; I dragged him back to the place where he dropped the property; my cries brought assistance round - I desired the persons to surround the property - it was delivered to the beadle of the liberty in my presence; I am certain it is the same as he dropped - I took an inventory of it at the watch-house - I am certain he is the man - I never lost sight of him.

HENRY TAYLOR. I am in partnership with John Woodcook Smith - we are proprietors of Symond's-inn coffee-house , which is in the liberty of the Rolls, and both live there; I had been into this room between five and six o'clock - it was then dark - there is only one window to that room - I went to see if it was ready for the reception of company, and believe the window was down, but cannot say whether it was fastened. When the alarm was given I found that the brass curtain rod was bent.

THOMAS KEARNEY . I am a constable. On the evening of the 28th of December I was called - Mr. Nicholls shewed me the property strewed on the ground, at the back of the coffee-house - he held the prisoner while I gathered it up. I have had it ever since; he took an inventory of it at the watch-house.

MARY SMITH . I am the wife of John Woodcock Smith, and know this property. Here is a cambric petticoat, a shawl, two gold brooches, (one of which cost a guinea), and a mourning brooch; a pair of ear-rings, worth 30s.; a gold watch, worth 10l., that belongs to a gentleman, and was left in Mr. Taylor's possession - we had lent money on it; here is a shawl, which cost me 3l. 8s. - I had only worn it three times; the property is all mine except the

watch - I had placed it all in a drawer in this back room- it was not locked - I had been to the drawer at four o'clock that afternoon, and saw my work-box, which contained the trinkets, there.

Prisoner. I throw myself on the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20. Of stealing in the dwelling-house, but not of burglary .

Reference Number: t18260112-7

London Cases - First Jury.

Before Mr. Recorder.

188. WILLIAM FERRAR was indicted for embezzlement .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . Aged 56.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-8

189. RICHARD JAMES HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of December , 10lbs. of lead, value 2s., the goods of Jeremiah Evans , his master .

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

MR. JEREMIAH EVANS. I am a stove-grate manufacturer . I have a quantity of lead on my premises. The prisoner was in my service on the 28th of December - about a quarter to three o'clock, I was at my desk, and observed him leaving off work - eight o'clock is the proper time; I called out, "Where are you going?" he said "I am going to leave off" - adding that the other man had left and he could not work alone. I called him back, and observing that he looked bulky, said "What have you got?" he said Nothing; I said "Step back;" he did so - my clerk said"You have something, let us see;" the clerk then put his hand under his waistcoat, and drew out a quantity of lead- he then broke from me, and went down into the manufactory - the clerk followed him.

EDWARD ROBINSON . I am clerk to Mr. Evans. I followed him down to the manufactory, and saw him putting a pint pot into the fire - I had taken the lead from under his waistcoat.

WILLIAM APPLETON . I am an officer. The lead weighs 13lbs. I received him in charge.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260112-9

190. STEPHEN CLOTHIER was indicted for embezzlement .

MR. ROBERT SPILLER WADESON . I am a solicitor , and live in Austin-friars . The prisoner was in my service as clerk for two or three years, and entrusted to receive money for me; a client of Mr. Turner's owed me 45l. - the prisoner never accounted to me for it.

EDWARD DUKE . I am managing clerk to Mr. Wadeson. Shortly before the 30th of May, I gave the prisoner a receipt for 45l., without date, to give to Mr. Turner, or he was to leave the receipt if it was not paid. He left on the 1st of October; I had asked him many times after the 30th of May to call for this money - he made various excuses, saying, he had not received it; he has never accounted to me for it.

MR. HENRY HOLDEN TURNER . I am a solicitor, and live in Percy-street, Bedford-square. Some person, who I really believe to be the prisoner, called for this money - I paid him 45l. - he gave me this receipt on the 30th of May - I think he inserted "30th of May" in the receipt. I paid him a check on Messrs. Hoare and Co., St. James's-street: here is the cheque.

JAMES MILLER . I am clerk to Messrs. Hoare and Co. I produce the cheque; I paid it on the 30th of May, with a 40l. Bank note, and five sovereigns.

MR. DUKE. The date in the receipt is in the prisoner's hand-writing.

GUILTY - Aged 47.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-10

191. WILLIAM KING , JAMES KING , and HENRY WILLIAMS were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of December , 24 yards of stair carpet, value 2l. 15s., the goods of William Hare , in his dwelling-house ; and MARGARET HEWITT was indicted for feloniously receiving, harbouring, and maintaining the said prisoners, well-knowing them to have committed the said felony .

WILLIAM HARE. I live in Bishopsgate-street-without . This carpet was about eighteen feet inside my warehouse; between twelve and one o'clock in the day time, I saw it safe and went out; I returned in a few minutes, and missed it - I have not found it - there were twenty-four yards - it cost me 2l. 15s. I went almost immediately with an officer to Barnett's, in Catherine-wheel-alley, and then went into the next house, followed the officer up stairs, and saw the three male prisoners in the same room with the woman, who was washing; I accused them of stealing the carpet; no charge was made against the woman. I believe the house is let out in lodgings.

Cross-examined by MR. CARRINGTON. Q. I take it for granted your stock is frequently sold? A. Yes; this only came from the country a few days before, and I cut off forty-eight yards, leaving twenty-four; none had been sold while I was out; the men were all out - I only left a woman there. One of the prisoners was smoking a pipe, another on the bed, pretending to be ill, and the other sitting in a corner.

ROBERT BUTLER . I am in the employ of the Imperial Gas-light Company. On Monday, the 19th of December, about half-past twelve o'clock, I saw James King come out of Hare's shop, with a roll of carpet in his hand, and when he got six or seven yards from the shop, a person held his hand out, and received it from him; I did not see that person's face; he was dressed in a long dark coat and trousers; I saw nobody else - I did not see Williams - I directed a person who was with me to follow them, and I went to Mr. Hare's, and told a woman in the warehouse; I went to this room in less than ten minutes, and saw James King by the fire side, without his cap; I recognised him, and found a hairy cap in the room which he wore when he took the carpet. I believe William King, from his dress and appearance, to be the man who received the carpet - he was dressed exactly the same. Williams was on the bed pretending to be asleep - after rousing himself, he took hold of a pair of stockings, and said"Mother, wash these stockings, will you?" They were examined before the Lord Mayor the next day - the woman came as a witness and was ordered into custody.

Cross-examined. Q. What was William King's dress?

A. A long dark frock coat, which he put round the carpet to hide it - he wore dark trousers.

HENRY SMITH . I was with Butler; he said "That carpet is stolen;" I then saw two persons running away with it; I saw the features of one, which was James King; the other had a long dark coat and dark trousers; they turned into Catherine-wheel-alley; Williams was waiting at the corner of the alley for them - that is about fifty yards from Hare's, but within sight of the house; when they got to the alley they all three ran together; I followed them to the top of the alley; they turned to the left hand, directly I turned they got into a house which I understood to be Barnett's; I waited opposite the door for ten minutes; I did not see them come out, but in a quarter of an hour they were found in a house at the back of Barnett's yard; I found the four prisoners there; I had seen the features of all three as they ran up the court, and am certain of all three.

Cross-examined. Q. Is it not a long alley? A. Yes; it leads by some turnings into Petticoat-lane. Mr. Hare's house is on the same side of the way as the alley. Williams could see the house from where he stood, for I stood there myself on purpose to try. There is a communication from Barnett's yard to the house where they were found - there is only a low slight fence between them.

JOSEPH GREGORY . I am a constable. I went with Mr. Hare to Barnett's house, in Catherine-wheel-alley, but could not find the carpet; I went into the yard, and found it easy to get over the paling to the house, where I found the four prisoners - the witnesses recognised them - nobody else was in the room - Smith spoke to all the three male prisoners.

JAMES KING'S Defence. My coat is now in prison, and it is a black one - the man swore it was a brown one.

WILLIAMS' Defence. I went into Mrs. Hewitt's room, and asked her to wash my shirt - I had been there ten minutes when this young man came up - I was just going to take my shirt off for her to wash - one of the men asked her to wash his stockings - he laid on the bed being tired.

W. KING - GUILTY .

J. KING - GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

WILLIAMS - NOT GUILTY .

HEWITT - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-11

192. WILLIAM ALDIS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of January , 1 ream of writing paper, called demy, value 18s. , the goods of Christopher Magnay and others, his partners.

JOHN ELL . I am in the employ of Messrs. Christopher Magnay and Sons, of College-hill, Thames-street . I saw the prisoner come out of the warehouse with this ream of paper - he was a stranger - I said I thought he was not right; he said he was perfectly right - that he came from Mr. Hartnell, of Wine-office-court.

EVAN WILLIAMS . On the 4th of January I was on Garlick-hill, I heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw the prisoner running without his hat; I stopped him - the paper laid in Maiden-lane.

WILLIAM JOYCE . I took charge of him.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-12

193. JOSEPH LEE and DAVID MORGAN were indicted for stealing, on the 23d of December , 80lbs. of beef, value 3l., and 14lbs. of mutton, value 10s. , the goods of Thomas Woodman and Robert Woodman .

THOMAS WOODMAN. I am a farmer . My son Robert and I bought two beasts between us, at Smithfield, on the Monday before Christmas day; I brought part of the meat to Newgate-market in a cart, about eleven o'clock on Friday morning, the 23d; I employed a person, who very much resembles Lee, to take ten or eleven stone of beef, and a neck of mutton, to Messrs. Hales and Brooks, in the market, to be sold for me; he never took it there; he was to return for more, but did not. What I delivered to him was worth 3l. 10s.; he was alone, I believe, when I gave it to him; but there was a crowd about.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. You are not partners generally? A. No, only for that week. I went to Hales', and found the meat had not been brought.

EDWARD PAINTER . I am a porter at Newgate-market. I saw this cart in Newgate-street, and saw the prosecutor deliver the meat to Lee, whom I knew - Morgan was with him. Woodman told him to take it to Hales and Brooks - he went through the market, and turned down Ivy-lane- Morgan followed, and said, "Go a little further, and I will take it of you;" and in Ivy-lane he took the mutton from him; I do not think he heard Woodman say where it was to go, but he must have seen it delivered to Lee - he took the mutton in Ivy-lane; they parted. I ran, and sent an officer after them; Morgan was taken on Tuesday morning, and Lee afterwards. I have seen them walking in Newgate-street together before.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Have you been into a public-house with Morgan since this? A. No; I went to one with his wife. I was never accused of any offence; I was once charged with buying the ticket of a watch; I was stopped when I went to take it out of pawn. I was taken up on suspicion of robbery only.

Q. Did you not tell his wife that her husband would be safe with her in the morning, for you could not swear any thing against him? A. No. I had tea and some beefsteaks with her; I went with a view to find out where the meat was; there were more thieves in the room - she asked me to take the steaks, but I paid for them; I bought them of Mr. Walker, my master - she complained of being in distress for meat, and I got the steaks - it was the day he was committed. I always buy my meat of my master; I have a wife and two children. It was five or six years ago that I was charged with robbery; I was never charged with any other - I was remanded for three days, and then discharged. We only had a pound of steaks between four of us; there was another man, named Baker, and a woman there, and I thought the other man knew where the beef was. I do not think I ever spoke to her before. I am in Mr. Walker's employ now, and have been from my childhood nearly. I went to school with Morgan - I was with his wife ten minutes or a quarter of an hour; I did not say any thing about her husband - she asked me to tea. I talked to Baker about the meat.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Have you been making yourself busy with Lee's friends? A. No; I do not know where he lived. I am a meat porter, and work for Mr. Walker when he has work for me. I took Lee in

Ivy-lane on Friday; Bill Knap was with me, and helped to take him.

Q. Have you not said you were not so sure of Lee's person? A. I did say so, because his face was covered with a handkerchief, up to his nose, and as soon as he took the handkerchief down, I said, "Joe Lee I want you."

THOMAS BROOKS . I am a meat salesman. Lee was a porter at the market. On the Friday before Christmas day he did not bring me any meat; Mr. Woodman came to ask me if I had received it.

JAMES KEMP . I am street-keeper, and took charge of Lee.

THOMAS JENKINSON . I look after the slaughter-houses in Warwick-lane. I was at the end of Ivy-lane - Painter came and said something to me, in consequence of which I went into Cheapside, and saw a person with the beef, very much resembling Lee, but he had no mutton, and I said nothing to him. I saw Morgan turn down Foster-lane, with something in his handkerchief - they were following one another.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you see the mutton? A. No, it was in a handkerchief, but it looked like a leg of mutton; it was the shape of one - it might be pork for what I know. I had heard that mutton was missing.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-13

SECOND DAY. FRIDAY, JANUARY 13.

Middlesex Cases, Second Jury.

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

194. WILLIAM HUNT was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Cox , about nine o'clock in the night of the 4th of January , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch , with intent to steal, and burglariously stealing therein 1 pair of shoes, value 6s., his property .

WILLIAM COX. I am a boot and shoe-maker , and live in Swan-yard , in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, and rent the house. On the 4th of January, about nine o'clock in the evening, I was sitting in the room behind my shop, and heard a rattle against the window, and in about two minutes I saw a shoe moving from a shew-board - I immediately ran out, and caught the prisoner with this shoe in his hand - one half out of the broken window, and the other half in; I had seen it a quarter of an hour before - he had entirely removed it from where it laid before; quite so - he had lifted it up, and got it half out of the window - he was pulling it out when I seized him; he said, "I have done nothing - I have just come from work - you are mistaken." I immediately took him to the watch-house, and found a knife on him, which he must have used to break the window; the glass was not broken at all before- his hand must have been inside the window to get the shoe. I sent for his father, and from what he said I was induced to bring him here. There was another boy with him, who ran out of the yard, with the fellow shoe. I found a rule on him, which he said he had found. I produce the shoe which he had in his hand.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming by, and saw two boys whom I knew - they told me they had broken a window; I said, "I will get away, or I shall be taken with you." The gentleman came and caught hold of me, and said, "I have caught you with a shoe in your hand;" I had not touched the window. I picked that rule up in Old-street. Several people said I was not the boy who had been seen about there. I never touched the shoe - I could find the boy who broke the window.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 14.

Reference Number: t18260112-14

195. SUSAN BARNETT was indicted for feloniously assaulting James Bartley , on the King's highway, on the 28th of December , at St. Giles in the Fields , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 watch, value 15s.; 1 chain, value 2d.; 2 seals, value 2s., and 1 key, value 1d., his property .

JAMES BARTLEY. I am a carpenter , and work in Little Moorfields. On the 28th of December I lived at Somer's-town. I was in Drury-lane between four and five o'clock in the afternoon; I went to a gentleman who I had worked for, and waited to see him, being out of work. I was returning about six o'clock, and saw the prisoner before me, walking arm-in-arm with a man. I overtook them, and as I passed them the prisoner laid hold of my arm; I looked up in her face, and said, "What do you want of me; I don't know you;" she said, "Come home with me;" I said, "No, I have got no money - I want to go home." - The man immediately struck me in my face, and knocked me down, and I saw the prisoner take my watch out of my pocket; I only received one blow - it was a violent one; they went off in a moment. I went to the watchmaker, got the number of the watch, and found it in pawn. She was taken up last Monday - I knew her the moment I saw her.

JOHN ANDREW SIMPSON . I am shopman to Mrs. Morrit, pawnbroker, of Long-acre. On the 28th of December, about a quarter to seven o'clock in the evening, the prisoner pawned this watch.

JAMES BARTLEY . It is mine. I know the chain and seals also.

Prisoner's Defence. I met this man in Drury-lane - he was tipsy, and said he would go home with me; he went home with me to King-street - he said he had no money, and left his watch till he brought me some money - he was two hours in my room, which my landlady well knows; he got up and smashed the window, and was taken to the watch-house for it. My landlady has left the house since.

PROSECUTOR. I went to no house with her, and never gave her the watch - it is all false.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 32.

Reference Number: t18260112-15

196. GEORGE WILLIAMS was indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of James Bouchett , on the night of the 24th of December , and stealing 2 sheets, value 2s., and 1 loaf of bread, value 8d., the goods of George Prosser .

GEORGE PROSSER. I am a dyer , and lodge in Fashion-street, Bethnal-green , on the ground floor. On the 24th of December, between one and two o'clock, I went out, locked my room door, and took the key. I returned between five and six o'clock, found the door burst open, and the prisoner in the room, close to a chair, in which were two sheets and a loaf of bread - they had been moved from where I had left them; I got the poker, and swore I

would knock his brains out if he moved; he begged for mercy, saying he had a wife and two children.

JOHN SIMPSON . I am an officer. I searched the prisoner, and found four keys upon him.

ELIZA BOUCHETT . The prosecutor lodges with me. - I saw the prisoner found in the room.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had no idea of robbing the place, though I was found close to the door; he offered to make it up if I had money to give him - my wife offered him 1l.; he said that was not sufficient to pay the expenses.

PROSECUTOR. I made no offer to make it up.

GUILTY. Aged 21. Of stealing only . - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-16

Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

197. MARY CAIN was indicted for the wilful murder of Maurice Fitzgerald .

MR. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

MARY CASEY . I am the wife of Matthew Casey - we live in Horn's-alley, Liquorpond-street , opposite to the prisoner. On the 26th of December I was going into my own house, and saw her and her husband going into their door; they had a row - I saw them beating one another; I went into my house, and went to bed; Lucknell, who lodges with me, was at my room window, which looks over to the prisoner's house. After I got into bed I heard the prisoner say, "Maurice Fitzgerald, what brought you into my place - I will let you know you have got no business in my place;" Lucknell said something to me; I got out of bed; my husband would not let me leave the room; I looked out of window, and saw the body of a man in the street, being taken away on a shutter, by the prisoner's husband and three more men; I went down, and followed them to Liquorpond-street with the body, then turned back, and went into Cain's yard, and saw the prisoner - I said to her, "What a pity to murder the poor man;" she said, "If there was a row between me and my husband what is it to you - what brought you here." I went away directly. Her daughter was present at this conversation.

JOHANNAH LUCKNELL . I lodge with Casey. I was in her room about eight o'clock in the evening, and heard the prisoner and her husband quarrelling; I looked out of window, and saw them out in the yard; Mrs. Casey was in bed - I could see from the window into their yard; it is on the first floor; there is a gas-light close to the window: the yard is shut in with a gate, but I could see over the gate. I saw Maurice Fitzgerald in the yard, with the prisoner, her husband, and daughter. The prisoner said,"Maurice Fitzgerald, you have no business in my place - you vagabond - I will let you know you have no business in my place;" she then got hold of him; I saw him between her and her daughter - they had no sooner taken hold of him then he fell, and somebody screamed murder - whether it was her daughter or anybody who came down stairs I do not know; I saw no more. I afterwards saw the body taken away - I was at the window - Cain and two or three more took it away, on a shutter or door. I afterwards saw the prisoner come out and shut the yard door. I saw her daughter washing the yard next morning.

COURT. Q. When the two women were holding Fitzgerald where was Cain's husband? A. He was standing at the yard door - they were all in the yard - I do not know how near he was to Fitzgerald; Fitzgerald was not trying to get to the husband, but was standing still in the yard when they laid hold of him.

BRIDGET RILEY . I lodge on the first floor of the same house as the prisoner. On the evening of the 26th of December, Maurice Fitzgerald was sitting by the fire side with me, for three quarters of an hour, till between seven and eight o'clock; the prisoner and her husband lodged on the ground floor. I heard a noise below - the prisoner and her husband were quarrelling; I was going down - Fitgerald prevented me, and went down himself to pacify them. I remained in my room, and in about five minutes Margaret Cain called me down, saying the man was killed; I went down, and the prisoner's daughter was holding Fitzgerald's head up, in the threshold of the door - he was sitting down; the daughter was holding her hand to a wound in his left breast, to stop the blood - there was a great deal of blood; he was speechless; this was at the street door, not the gate; I clasped my hands together, and asked who killed the man; I told her to keep holding the wound, and I would fetch the doctor; I ran to Hatton-garden, and as I returned I met them carrying Fitzgerald on a shutter - he was dead. The doctor, who was with me, said it was of no use, the man was dead. I went home, but do not recollect whether I saw the prisoner - I think I heard her voice. Fitzgerald was perfectly sober when he left my room. I afterwards saw his body, before the Coroner.

SAMUEL CAIGER . I am a patrol. On the 26th of December I was on duty, and heard people quarrelling in Horn's-alley; I went to the outer part of Cain's-yard, and saw the prisoner, her daughter, husband and the deceased - I believe there was another man but am not positive - the prisoner appeared to be trying to get to her husband, who was near the yard gate - she was nearer to the house door - the daughter and Fitzgerald appeared to me to be endeavouring to push the prisoner into the house - she had a slender table knife in her hand, with the blade upwards - she forced herself against Fitzgerald and her daughter, as if she wished to get to her husband, who was about five yards off, standing near the yard door, not doing any thing; there was a cry of "There is the watchman!" and the yard door was directly shut; I think the husband shut it, but am not positive; this prevented my seeing into the yard - the gate is seven or eight feet high - a person at Casey's window can see almost all over the yard, except near the gate - I have ascertained that. After the gate was shut I heard a female voice in the yard exclaim "D-n you, I will stab you;" I cannot swear to the voice, but from hearing the prisoner speak afterwards. I believe it was her voice. I went away thinking it an Irish quarrel, which is very common there, and it did not belong to my beat. In a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes, a man was brought by on a shutter, and in a quarter of an hour I went to where the prisoner lived, having got assistance - I found her in bed on the ground floor, with all her clothes on except her shoes; her daughter was in the room, and her husband came in before I left - she was not very tipsy, but certainly had been drinking -

I took her to the watch-house - the flag-stones in the yard appeared as if fresh water had been thrown on them - blood and water together remained between the crevices of the stones, near the door of the house; I accompanied Wainwright to the house next day - two or three knives were found - this table knife was on the dresser (producing it); it is similar to the one I saw in her hand, and appeared to have been recently wiped with a wet cloth - it was turning a little rusty - I saw the body before the Coroner - it was the body of the same man as I had seen in the yard.

MARY CASHMAN . I live in White Horse-court, Turnmill-street. I was in Horn's-alley, next door to the prisoner's house, and heard a quarreling in their yard; I came out directly afterwards, and was passing close to the gate, which was then half open, and saw Fitzgerald standing with his face towards Cain's house door; he was not two minutes there before he turned round, and hallooed out that he was murdered - he spoke twice, but the last expression I could not hear; he turned from the door, took a step or two towards the gate and then fell down. I saw blood coming from him, which made me faint. I waited there till after the body was taken away on a shutter; after that the prisoner and her daughter came out - a woman on the first floor was crying; the prisoner said to her, "D-n your soul, do you think we killed the man?" she made some answer, and the prisoner said, "Well then, what brought him there - that is coming to the point." I then went home.

JOHN CARTWRIGHT . I am twelve years old, and live next door but one to where the prisoner did. On the 26th of December, between eight and nine o'clock, I came out, and heard a noise; I looked in at the gate, and saw the prisoner's husband by the gate; Fitzgerald was with his back against the pig-sty, two or three yards from the house. The prisoner's daughter was holding her hand on his breast, to stop the blood - he said, "Oh! I am dead." She endeavoured to take him into the house; her mother came from the end of the shed, and told her not to take him there; he was standing up, walking slowly, and the daughter behind, holding him. As he was going in he tumbled on the threshold, and fell on his knees - the daughter held him up, with her hand to his breast. the prisoner went in, and fetched out a light; the daughter called Mrs. Riley, who came down, and hallooed Murder! the prisoner said he had a knife in his hand, and tumbled down; I staid till the body was taken away on a shutter - the prisoner was then at her own door, holding a light.

COURT. Q. Was the daughter there when the prisoner said he had a knife in his hand and tumbled? A. Yes, and when Riley hallooed Murder! the daughter told the people that he had a knife in his hand and tumbled down.

PATRICK RILEY . I am fifteen years old. My mother called for me after she fetched the doctor; I went home with her, and saw the prisoner outside the gate, with a child in her arms, talking to some people - my mother said to her, "You villain, you have been and murdered the man" - the prisoner said, "What business had he here - why did not he stay in your place." My mother and I went to the deceased's lodging, in Glo'ster-court, and saw his body there.

STEPHEN SKINNER . I am assistant to Mr. Dynam, a surgeon. On the 26th of December I was called to see the deceased's body, in Glo'ster-court - there was a large wound on the left breast, about the region of the heart; I examined the body particularly before the Inquest, and opened it - the wound had taken a direction downward, towards the heart; an artery was divided. I have no doubt of the wound being the cause of his death. The knife produced would inflict such a wound.

MARGARET CAIN. I am the prisoner's daughter. I was in my place - a little boy came down for me, and said there was a row in the yard; I came up, and observed the deceased in the yard, with his back leaning against the pig-sty - that is the first thing I saw. My mother was in the passage. I laid hold of the man, seeing him bleeding, and called out Murder! to Mrs. Riley, who came down, and told me to hold him till she went for a doctor; I said, "Do go, don't be long," and held my hand to his breast. I saw my mother in the passage, with a child in her arms. I do not know whether she had any thing in her hand - her hand was down by her side; several people came into the yard with my hallooing out. I tried to hold the man up - she said, "Don't bring him here," or something of that sort. I held him till he was put on a shutter, and then went back to my place.

Prisoner's Defence (written). On the night in question I got a cow-heel for supper - I took my child and went out for some onions, and it being boxing-day was made to drink two glasses of gin - when I drink I always loose my reason. I declare I do not know how the man came by his death. I fetched my husband from the public-house - he wanted to go back; a dispute arose, but whether this man was there or not I do not know.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 44.

Reference Number: t18260112-17

Before Mr. Justice Park.

198. JOSEPH DOLPHIN and EDMUND WALLER were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Thurston , about two o'clock in the night of the 11th of December , at St. Pancras , with intent to steal, and stealing therein 5 sets of harness, value 16l.; 1 saddle, value 10s., and 4 bridles, value 30s., his property ; and ESTHER MARR was indicted for feloniously inciting, procuring, and commanding the said prisoners the said burglary to do and commit , against the statute.

JAMES THURSTON. I live in Southampton-mews, Euston-square , in the parish of St. Pancras. I have a stable there, which joins my house - there is no internal communication from the house to the stable; it is built to the wall of my house, and opens into the yard of the house, which yard is enclosed by a wall, and a large pair of folding gates, and a private gate - the folding gates have a bar across, and the small gate is locked at night; nobody can get into the yard without getting over the gates; I go from my house to the stable without going into the street. On Monday morning, the 13th of December, about six o'clock, I heard an alarm - it was dark; I got up, and went to my harness room, which is part of the stable, and found the door open; my servant lets the coaches in at night; I cannot say when it was fastened up. I missed five sets of single horse harness, four bridles, and

a saddle - they were left in my care, and belonged to different gentlemen - they were worth from 20l. to 25l.

Cross-examined by MR. CARRINGTON. Q. Have you any partner? A. No. I have coaches coming in all night - my ostler sets up for them.

JOHN COTTERELL . I am ostler to Mr. Thurston. On the night of the 11th of December, and the morning of the 12th, I set up till between one and two o'clock; I fastened the gate, and barred the folding gates safe. I had all the harness secure by nine o'clock, and latched the stable door - I did not lock it; I never lock it. I saw all the harness safe at nine o'clock, and saw it at the watch-house in the morning - I am sure it is the same. I got up soon after six o'clock in the morning - it was dark.

Cross-examined. Q. Had all the coaches come in when you went to bed? A. Yes. I locked the small door.

CHARLES ALDERTON . I live in Whitecross-street, at Mr. Graves', but have now come from the House of Correction. I had known Waller for about a fortnight or three weeks before this; I saw the female prisoner on Sunday night, the 11th of December, but never before - I never saw Dolphin before Sunday night, the 12th; I was in company with Waller and a person, named James Smith, on Saturday, the 10th, at the Black Horse, public-house, Barbican: I was at breakfast with Waller that morning, in Gray's Inn-road - he told me he was to go to the Black Horse, to meet Smith; I went with him at twelve o'clock; Smith came in - Waller and Smith went out and talked together, but I could not understand what it was about - I did not hear what passed. Waller had asked me some days before if I knew any body who kept any stables; I said I knew a person who kept livery-stables, Mr. Thurston, in Southampton-mews, Somer's-town; he asked me where they kept the harness; I said they kept it in the second door on the left hand side of the yard - he asked if the door was kept locked - I said it was either buttoned or latched.

Q. When you met Smith at the public-house, what did you do? A. We had a pot of beer. Smith and Waller went out, and when they came back Smith appointed for me and Waller to meet him at six o'clock, at that house - they did not say for what purpose then; I got there at six - neither of them were there; Smith came in a few minutes, and Waller about seven o'clock, Smith said he could not procure a horse and cart that night, but he had agreed for one on Sunday night, and it was put off till then. Smith told us to meet him there at nine o'clock on Sunday night, at the Black Horse - we all met there, and at half-past nine a man came, named Shays; he said he had got the horse and cart, and had left it at the stables; the Black Horse is between three and four miles from Mr. Thurston's. Smith told me to go to the Benbow public-house, in Golden-lane, and ask for Long Harry - I went, and saw Dolphin at the Benbow; I did not know him before; I inquired for Long Harry - Dolphin asked me who wanted him - I said Jem Smith; he said he was not there, and he dare say he could do as well. He went with me - Marr was outside the door, and went with me and Dolphin to the Black Horse; I found Smith and Waller there. Smith, Waller, and Dolphin went aside, and talked together - I did not hear what they said. There was an Irishman in the room, dressed in a blue jacket - he was not one of the party. Smith asked Dolphin if he could get him some large screws, a dark lantern, and a phosphorus-box; Dolphin told Marr to get him some of the largest screws and a phosphorus box - he did not say where from. Waller was present when he sent her for them - she said she could do nothing of the kind, for if Harry found it out he would kill her; Dolphin said they belonged to him, and he had given them to Harry to mind for him; she said she would do nothing of the kind without Harry's orders. We had three or four pots of beer, and staid there till about eleven o'clock, and went from there up Goswell-street, all five of us. Marr and Shays were with us - Dolphin at last, with a good deal of persuasion, got the woman to fetch the dark-lantern and screws - she went for them; we turned down an alley, about thirty yards beyond Sadler's repository, in Goswell-street, and waited down there; the woman went into a house on the left-hand side, and brought out some screws in her apron, and gave them to Dolphin, with a dark lantern and phosphorus box; Dolphin picked out two of the largest screws, and put them into his pocket - we went to the Britannia public-house, in Golden-lane - Marr was with us; we had three or four glasses of porter; Dolphin, Smith, Waller, Marr, Shays, and I were all there; we then went to the stables where the horse and cart were, at the back of St. Luke's church, and waited in the stables till a few minutes after one o'clock; Smith ordered me, Waller, and Dolphin to meet him at the corner of Tottenham-court-road, by the New-road - we were to go there as quick as possible; Smith and Shays overtook us in the cart at Euston-square; they stopped, and Waller got into the cart (Marr had left us in Golden-lane.) I and Dolphin went round the square, down Southampton-mews, and stopped at Thurston's gate; Dolphin went to the small gate, and tried to unlock it with the two screws - he came to me and said he could not open it - they were too small; Smith and Waller came down the mews, Smith said, "Never mind." I and Smith went round a street, and turned down a turning, which brought us by the side of Thurston's house, where there is a wall, and railing at the top, and by getting over there we could get into the yard; Smith got over first, and I after him - Smith opened the gate; Dolphin came in; Waller staid outside - Smith opened the door where the harness was - it was put to, but neither latched nor buttoned. He handed down the harness to me and Dolphin, and told us to put it down by the side of the gate; Smith, Waller, and Dolphin put it into the cart; Waller and Shays rode in the cart: Dolphin, Smith, and I went to the stable in St. Luke's, and found the horse, cart, and harness there - Waller and Shays were there - we got the harness out of the cart, and put it on a bench in the stable; it was then about three o'clock in the morning. Smith began to sort the harness out; Shays went away with the horse and cart, and brought the horse back without the cart, and took the harness off. Several watchmen came to the gate, and sprung their rattles; Smith got over some palings by the side of the stable; I got over after him, and do not know what became of the others. A watchman stopped me, and took me to St. Luke's watch-house - the harness was brought there. After I had been there some time I told the watch-house-keeper where the harness came from,

and where Waller lived as well as I could - he lived in a small square on the left-hand side of Gray's Inn-road. I was eighteen years old last October.

Q. Had any of the prisoners asked you about what was on the premises? A. Waller asked me where the harness was - nothing else. I had known Thurston's three or four months - I used to help the ostler there; he was my brother-in-law's nephew. Waller asked me if there was a dog there; I said he had a large dog, but it was uncommonly harmless, and would not hurt anybody - I saw no dog there that night. When we left the Black Horse the Irishman was still there, drinking rum and water with the servant.

Cross-examined by MR. CARRINGTON. Q. How long have you been in this reputable business? A. I was never in such a case before. I was never in custody before in my life. I was never taken up on any charge. I was examined before the Magistrate - I did not tell him exactly all of it the first time - I was flurried. There were five or six examinations; there might have been more; there might be nine. I was present at all of them. I told the Magistrate all I knew at the second examination.

Q. You met some of these persons at the Black Horse? A. Yes, in the tap-room; there was not more than one or two persons there - they spoke low about the harness. - We were on the opposite side of the room to the other persons; it is a largish sized room, bigger than that table. Waller asked me about the stables when I was out with him. Nobody was present at the Black Horse but the Irishman and servant - they did not hear our conversation about the screws; they were talking and larking by themselves.

JOSEPH CLARK . I keep the Black Horse, Barbican. - On Saturday evening, the 10th of December, about half-past ten o'clock, I recollect seeing Alderton there - Waller was sitting with him; I was not serving in the tap-room on Sunday evening, as my wife was confined to her bed - I served in the bar. I cannot say who was there that evening, be forehalf-past ten o'clock, when I went into the tap-room - none of the prisoners were there then; there was an Irishman there in a blue jacket, sitting with my servant girl, talking and drinking, and two of my lodgers. I have seen Dolphin and Marr at the house, and had seen Waller there once before.

Cross-examined. Q. You found four persons there? - A. Yes; my room has no boxes - one table goes lengthways, and the other across; there are benches all round the room - it is large enough for persons to talk and not be heard on the other side of the room, if they speak low.

Q. If five persons at one table spoke loud enough to be heard by each other, must they not be heard across the room? A. I think they must.

COURT. Q. If they stood in a cluster together, could they speak without others hearing them? A. I think not; the room is about four yards by five; they could certainly talk so as not to be heard, and strangers might not notice their conversation.

GEORGE WATERS . I am headborough of St. Luke's. - On Sunday night, the 11th of December, I was constable of the night, and about four o'clock on Monday morning I heard rattles sprung; I went out of the watch-house, and met the watchmen; I went into a stable, and found several watchmen there, and five sets of harness, a saddle, and five bridles, a dark lantern and a phosphorus box - we took them to the watch-house. I found Alderton at the watch-house, in Benson's custody; he at first said he knew nothing about it - that he was drawn into it, and if he got out of it he would never get into such a thing again. I apprehended one Crook afterwards, on suspicion - he was discharged; I looked him up in a cell adjoining to Alderton. Alderton told me where the harness came from, and directed me where to find Waller, who I apprehended at one o'clock in the day, on Monday, the 12th - I found him in bed, undressed - his boots, which were in the room, were very wet, as if they had been very muddy. I do not think there had been much rain.

Cross-examined. Q. You found none of the prisoners in the stable? A. No.

EDWARD COTTINGTON . I keep the Britannia public-house, Golden-lane. On Sunday night, the 11th of December, I was in my bar, and did not particularly notice who was at my house - nobody was there after eleven o'clock; I believe the house was open till a quarter to twelve - there had been an Irish wake there - I had the gout and could not turn them out - I know nothing of the prisoners or Alderton.

WILLIAM CLEAVER . I am a watchman - my beat is in John's-row, St. Luke's. On Sunday night, the 11th of December, at nine o'clock, I saw a cart on Europia-place - it attracted my notice - I never have seen a cart in that place before - I missed it soon after one o'clock in the morning, and between three and four I saw it pass my box again - I do not know who drove it - it turned up there again - there was only one person in it, and one came on behind; one of the men asked me for a light, which I gave him - that was Dolphin - I noticed him - he crossed towards the mud-bank; I afterwards gave a light to a man who had the pony belonging to the cart - the pony was all in a sweat; I did not know that man - he had something up to his face - the harness was found in a place near the mud-bank; I have seen Dolphin about that spot before, in the day time; I assisted in taking the harness to the watch-house - I saw Eliza Cale about the place where the harness was.

ELIZA CALE . The harness was found in my stable - I had let this stable to Shays and one Crook - Crook rents it still - I live close to it. The night before this happened, just as I was going to bed, Shays and Crook came and asked me for the key; I handed it out to one of them, as they said they wanted to go to market. About three o'clock in the morning I could not rest, hearing a noise, as if they were moving - I heard a horse and cart come quickly to the stable; I got up, struck a light and went down, but my gate was fast - I could not get to the stable; I saw Waller come out of the gate - he said to the watchman "What noise is this? what is this about? they are my premises?" I had never let them to him, and told the watchman I never saw his face before - the watchman opened the stable, went in and saw the harness.

Cross-examined. Q. What time was this? A. About three o'clock - they made a considerable noise in getting away - I never saw Waller before: he said, "These premises are mine" - it was a dark morning.

JOHN INWOOD . I am a watchman, of Brick-lane - my

beat is near this mud-bank; I saw the harness found in the stable. The first man who came out of the gateway of the premises was Dolphin - he ran from me and escaped - when he came out I asked if he was the owner of the premises - he said he was - I asked if he had driven a horse in there - he said he had - I asked if it belonged to him - he said he was in partnership with a man in it - I asked him to come back and let us have a sight of the horse - he immediately flew off - I sprung my rattle - he was taken two or three days after - I had a lantern, and right facing him was a gas light: he is the man I am certain.

JOHN YOXALL . I am a watchman. I saw three men escape over the fence - Alderton was one of them - I cannot speak to the others.

THOMAS BENSON . I secured Alderton; I saw two more come over the paling, but cannot speak to them; a watchman gave one of them into my care: I left him with another watchman (being a private watchman myself) and he escaped.

JOHN STRACHAN . I am labourer in a timber-yard, and lodge at the Black-horse, Barbican. I was there on Sunday, the 11th of December: the servant girl and an Irish-man, in a blue jacket, were drinking together - Ryder, a carpenter, was there - there was nobody else in the house from half-past eight, when I came in till half-past ten, when I went to bed. I saw none of the prisoners there, nor Alderton either.

JAMES TAYLOR . I am a headborough. I examined the premises on the 12th of December, between eleven and twelve o'clock in the morning - the paling was broken down, and appeared as if somebody had climbed over: I found two hats just by there, and took them to the watch-house: Alderton claimed one of them.

THOMAS BENSON . When I took Alderton he had no hat.

THOMAS VANN . I am an officer. I apprehended Dolphin at a public-house in Fleet-market, and Marr afterwards.

JOHN CALE . I am Eliza Cale's son. I was getting up to go to work, heard an alarm, went down and saw three men escaping: I cannot speak to them.

MR. THURSTON. I know all this property: I had a dog which was taken away the day before the robbery - I do not know by whom.

DOLPHIN'S Defence. I never saw the witness except at the office.

WALLER'S Defence. I know nothing about it.

DOLPHIN - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 39.

WALLER - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 59.

Of stealing in the dwelling-house, but not of burglariously breaking and entering.

MARR - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-18

London Cases, Second Jury.

Before Mr. Recorder.

199. WILLIAM WILLIAMS was indicted for that he, at the General Session of Gaol Delivery, holden for the City of London, at Justice Hall, Old Bailey, on the 27th of October, in the 6th year of the reign of George IV., was in due form of law tried and convicted on a certain indictment against him, for stealing, on the 20th of October, in the year aforesaid, at St. Michael, Wood-street, 1 muff, value 2l.; 1 pelisse, value 2l.; 1 gown, value 10s.; 4 pairs of shoes, value 4s.; 1 box, value 4s.; and 1 canvass wrapper, value 6d., the goods of Thomas Pickford and others, his partners; and also for stealing the same goods, stating them to be the goods of Elizabeth Ann Roberds , instead of Thomas Pickford and others, his partners, and was thereupon ordered to be transported beyond the seas, for the term of seven years, pursuant to the statute; and that afterwards, to wit, on the 17th of December , in the 6th year aforesaid, he was at large, without any lawful cause, within that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain, to wit, at the parish of St. Giles, Cripplegate , in London, before the expiration of the said term for which he was so ordered to be transported , against the statute.

SECOND COUNT stating that he was ordered to be transported beyond the seas for the term of seven years, &c., and that, on the 17th of December, he feloniously was at large, &c.

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 39.

Reference Number: t18260112-19

200. WILLIAM WILLIAMS was again indicted for stealing, on the 17th of December , at St. Giles Without, Cripplegate , 25 yards of Kerseymere, value 6l., the goods of William Brown and William Brown Sams , in their dwelling-house .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY - DEATH. Aged 39.

Reference Number: t18260112-20

201. MICHAEL SIMMONS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of December , 1 pocket-book, value 1s.; 1 pencil, value 1d.; 1 sovereign, 2 half-crowns, 3 shillings, and five sixpences, the property of Phoebe Stulpner , from her person .

PHOEBE STULPNER. I live in Haberdasher-place, Hoxton. On the 27th of December, at half-past eleven o'clock in the morning, I was crossing Bishopsgate-street - there was an ass in the way - there was a rush of persons - I had my pocket-book in my basket; the persons pushed against me, and in about two minutes I missed my pocket-book: on being asked if I had lost any thing, the officer produced it. The prisoner was in custody - it still contained the money I had put into it - I had had the book many years.

DANIEL FORRESTER . I am a constable. On the 27th of December, between eleven and twelve o'clock, I saw the prisoner in Bishopsgate-street, running; an ass was across the foot-path, which made a stoppage: the prisoner, with another, ran down Artillery-lane; I took him about twenty-five yards down the lane, and, on opening his jacket I found this pocket-book at his left side. I saw Mrs. Stulpner in about two minutes - she was pointed out to me, and claimed it, and stated the contents accurately - I opened it at the Mansion House - he said a person gave it him to carry, but did not say to whom, or where he was to take it; the other got away.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The other boy came up and said if I would carry it he would give me 3d.: that he had just picked it up, and did not like to carry it: he ran away when this gentleman took me.

GUILTY . Aged 11.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-21

202. CHARLES SKINNER was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of December , 4 shillings, the monies of George Dyer , from his person .

GEORGE DYER. I live in Air-street-hill. I am a printer to Mr. Valpy. On Sunday, the 25th of December, I was on London-bridge , about four o'clock in the morning; I had 4s. loose in my pocket; I was returning from a visit in the country, and was quite sober - I found myself fatigued, and sat down in one of the alcoves; I fell asleep - I was awoke by Gooding, who asked if I had lost any thing; I felt in my waistcoat pocket, and missed 4s., which I had safe when I sat down; Gooding had the prisoner in charge, and found 4s. in his left-hand waistcoat pocket; before he was searched he said he had not a farthing about him.

WILLIAM GOODING . I am an engineer. I was on London-bridge, and saw Dyer sitting on a stone by the engine-house door, where I work - I saw the prisoner on the other stone - he put his fingers into Dyer's waistcoat pocket, and he dropped two shillings on the ground - he then put his foot on them, and afterwards took some more; I opened my door and awoke Dyer, who said he had lost 4s.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-22

203. THOMAS FLINN and JOHN FLINN were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of January , 1 coat, value 3l. , the goods of Benjamin Johnson .

BENJAMIN JOHNSON. I live in Wellington-street, Goswell-street, and am a journeyman carpenter . I was at work in some premises on Old Fish-street-hill ; Thomas Flinn was servant at the house. On the 3d of January, at eight o'clock in the morning, I laid my coat in the colour room, or warehouse, and went to breakfast; I returned at half-past eight, and it was gone; I had not seen either of the prisoners that morning: in about half an hour I saw the coat in the cellar below, under some paper shavings; I did not see it again till I got to Guildhall - it cost me 3l. 10s.

ROBERT DOVER . I am clerk to Messrs. Gillet and Co. who are owners of the premises. Thomas Flinn was employed there - John was a stranger: I heard this coat was lost. On the night of the 4th I was in the counting house - Thomas Flinn was cleaning away after the men - I secreted myself in the court, where I had a view of the premises: I waited from a quarter past eight to nine o'clock- it was known that a coat was lost: I saw John Flinn come from Old Fish-street, and look up at the factory window - the coat was thrown out - John picked it up - I got a watchman to assist, and secured him with it, and, in our way back, we met Thomas, going home; I told him to come into the counting-house; he did so; I said to Thomas, "I believe you know this is the carpenter's coat;" he said "Yes;" I gave them both in charge: there was no one in the factory but Thomas when the coat was thrown out. John said his brother told him he had bought the coat - Thomas said nothing; it had not been moved till the night of the 4th.

JOHN AUSTIN . I am porter to Messrs. Gillet. I heard, on the 3d, of the coat being lost - it was well known - we found it concealed in the cellar - it was not moved on the 3d; on the 4th, in the evening, after the men left work, Thomas Flinn remained behind; I was not in the factory, but in the warehouse - I saw the coat in the shavings at half-past eight o'clock, and about nine I saw Thomas go into the street - he went up towards John, who had been secured with the coat.

WILLIAM SMITH . I am a constable. I took them in charge with the coat.(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN FLINN'S Defence. When the parcel came from the premises I did not know what it contained; I was looking at it and a young gentleman collared me.

T. FLINN - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Three Months , and Whipped .

J. FLINN - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-23

204. THOMAS MAHONEY was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of December , 3lbs. of pork, value 2s. 3d. , the goods of Charles Benwell .

CHARLES BENWELL. I am a butcher , and live in Long-lane . On Saturday, the 24th of December, about eight o'clock in the evening, this pork was taken from the shop - I went out, and found the prisoner one hundred yards off, with it in his hand; he said he bought it in the street - I had seen him in my shop - it weighed 3lbs.

SARAH WILSHIN . I am servant to Mr. Benwell. I saw the prisoner take the pork; I was in the room behind the shop.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-24

205. ANN M'CORMACK was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of December , 1 watch, value 10l.; 1 watch-chain, value 4l.; 3 seals, value 3l., and 1 key, value 10s. 6d., the goods of Augustus Henry Graveley , from his person .

AUGUSTUS HENRY GRAVELEY. I am a coal-merchant , and live in Upper Ogle-street. On the 20th of December I had a silver watch, gold chain, and seals, worth 17l.; about two o'clock in the morning I was coming up Holborn , from the Commercial-road; I had been drinking with a gentleman who had sailed with me from the East Indies - I was quite sober; at the corner of Gray's-inn-lane the prisoner came out, and caught me round the body, asked me to walk with her; I pushed her away, and as she ran away I felt in my fob, and my watch was gone. I had not crossed Gray's-inn-lane - it was by a baker's shop, close at the corner; I pursued, calling Watch! and the watchman came and took her, going into Walton's-court, which is ten or twelve yards within the City bars. I saw my watch found in her left hand. I had not been with her at all.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Do you know the City boundaries? A. I had been to Captain Sansom's - we dined at five o'clock, then drank, and smoked. I dare say I drank a bottle of wine, and had some rum and water after supper. I suppose a bottle of rum was drank - nobody was there but Mr. and Mrs. Sansom. I drank no wine.

Q. Did you not tell me you drank wine? A. I drank some, but I did not say the quantity - I saw but one bottle of wine produced; gentlemen generally take rum, and

leave the wine to the ladies. Mr. Sansom lives near Stepney-causeway, which, I suppose, is six miles and a half from my house. I am a married man. I was accosted by nobody but the prisoner.

Q. Did you ever tell any body to say it was your own fault entirely, and not the prisoner's? A. I did not - I said nothing of the kind. I had 23s. about me. She had not followed me - she ran out and met me.

JAMES TARN . I am a watchman. I was in Holborn, and heard a cry of Watch! I was in the court, and went up the passage; Mr. Graveley said he had been robbed - I took hold of the prisoner, who he was holding; he charged her with robbing him - I found the watch, chain, and seals in her left-hand; she at first denied having it, holding out her right hand. I took her in the City - the baker's shop is out of the City. Mr. Graveley certainly was sober. He told me the maker's name and number.

Cross-examined. Q. Did he appear as if he had been drinking? A. He certainly had, but was not drunk - he walked as strait as I could. I considered him very sober. The prisoner said at the watch-house that he met her and gave her the watch - he denied it - she had been drinking - I thought she smelt of rum.

JOHN SMITH . I am constable of the night. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house - the prosecutor did not appear drunk; he gave the maker's name and number of the watch directly; she said it was given to her for going with him; he said he had not spoken to her.

Cross-examined. Q. Will you swear he was sober? A. I believe him to have been quite sober. She said he had no money, and gave her the watch; he put his hand to his pocket, and I heard money rattle. I think she was not quite sober.

Prisoner's Defence. The gentleman has false sworn himself.

GUILTY. Aged 22. Of stealing, but not from the person .

Transported for Seven Years .

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206. DANIEL DEAN was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of November , 80lbs. of printing types, called long primer, value 8l., and 100lbs. of other types, value 15l., the goods of Walter M'Dowall, the elder , and Walter M'Dowall, the younger , to whom he was servant .

MR. WALTER M'DOWALL, JUN. I am in partnership with my father, Walter M'Dowall - we are printers . The prisoner was in our employ from the beginning of September to the 19th of November, as a compositor - our type is kept up stairs in our premises, Pemberton-row, Gough-square ; he was composing "Eagle and Young's Tythe Cases," and the notes to "Freeman's King's Bench Reports," and "Archibald's King's Bench Practice" - when the type was used it was his duty to distribute it and replace it in its order in the cases, which have a division for each letter. We used four sorts of letter on Eagle and Young's book; Freeman's Reports had small pica and brevier. While he was in my service I missed the type of three pages of Archibald's work, which had been set up - and I observed that long primer got scarcer than usual.

Prisoner. Q. Have you the bill-book in which the compositor's work is entered? A. I have - (producing it) - he came into my employ in the beginning of September; I charge you with stealing long primer and brevier not in the cases; a person named Pittock was also employed on this work: Bird, Smith, and Hamilton were compositors, working at the same time as the prisoner. Hamilton was overseer, and generally worked in another room. I have the upper part of two houses; there is a staircase to each house. I have five apprentices - four of whom were employed on Freeman's Reports, at different times - I have taken two of them before the Chamberlain, for misconduct, but never charged them with robbery. The brevier type was cast by Austin - he supplies other printers. A man could take out 20lbs. of type at a time without being seen.

MR. CARRINGTON. Q. Austin makes for other printers, but he makes the letters singly, not in words? A. No; no other printers were engaged on this work. The prisoner charges in this book for composing signature 4 L., and correcting it; he would have all the type of that sheet before him - it was his duty to distribute it after printing, and put it into the proper cases.

WILLIAM JEFFERY . I am a printer. The prisoner called on me - I bought of him the type produced - this is exactly in the same state as when I bought it - it is set up - here are 4000 letters in this part; I am certain of two parcels, which contain about 8000 letters; I bought them on the 17th of December - I have his receipt for it - here are other parcels; the two parcels are brevier - here is another piece, of about 1000 brevier letters - it is all in the same state as when I received it; I bought all the brevier on the 17th; in all here are 5000 brevier and 4000 long primer letters; the weight is about 16lbs. I live at No. 45, Hackney-road. I bought the long primer on the 20th.

Prisoner. Q. Did I ever shew you specimens of any type? A. Yes, on one occasion; I did not buy it; I think it was small pica. I once bought some pica of him and some leads.

COURT. Q. Did you ever ask him where he brought this type from? A. He came to me about the middle of the month, stating that one Taver, whom I knew, had informed him I was buying type for a printing-office - that he had bought a quantity under an execution, to go into business as a master printer; but having changed his views he was determined to sell it; I knew him four years ago as a journeyman printer, and did not hesitate about it, having heard that he had been in business; I gave him 1s. per lb. for the brevier, and 7d. for the long primer.

GEORGE HAZLEWOOD WORRELL . I am an officer. I received the type from Mr. Jeffrey, in the same state as it is now in. I apprehended the prisoner at the office of Mr. Taylor, a printer, in the Old Bailey.

MR. M'DOWALL here handed to the Jury the works in question - he himself reading from the type, which exactly corresponded with the impression - among which was signature 4 L, which the prisoner had composed.

The prisoner, in a long Defence, complained of the prosecutors having influenced his friends against him, and persuaded them not to come forward on his behalf, and con

tended that there was no proof of the property being Mr. M'Dowall's - that he had purchased it fairly.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

See New Court proceedings, 3d day.

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THIRD DAY. SATURDAY, JANUARY 14.

Middlesex Cases, First Jury,

Before Mr. Serjeant Arabin.

207. JAMES HAWKINS was indicted for that he, at the delivery of the King's Gaol of Newgate, holden for the County of Middlesex, on the 5th of December, in the 2d year of the reign of George IV., was in due form of law tried and convicted on a certain indictment against him, for stealing on the 12th of November, at St. Martin in the Fields, in the 2d year aforesaid, 1 pocket-book, value 1s.; 1 silver rule, value 1s.; 1 pair of diamond tongues, value 1s., and 1 almanack, value 1d., the goods of Richard Thomas , the younger, from his person, and was thereupon ordered to be transported beyond the seas, for the term of his natural life, to such place, &c., pursuant to the statute; and that afterwards, to wit, on the 15th of December , in the 6th year of the reign of George IV., feloniously was at large, without any lawful cause, within that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britian, to wit, at St. Martin in the Fields , Middlesex, before the expiration of the term for which he was ordered to be transported, as aforesaid , against the statute&c.

SECOND COUNT. that he, at the said Session, held on the said 5th of December, was ordered to be transported beyond the seas for his natural life to such place, &c., pursuant to the said statute; and that afterwards, to wit, on the 15th of December, in the 6th year of George IV., feloniously was at large, &c., as in the first count stated.

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 24.

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208. WILLIAM NICHOLSON was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Robert Meagle , about one o'clock in the night of the 12th of December , at St. James, Clerkenwell , with intent, the goods and chattels therein being, feloniously and burglariously to steal .

SECOND COUNT. stating it to be the dwelling-house of John Reid and John Stewart Priestley .

ROBERT MEAGLE. I am in possession of the Red Lion public-house, at the corner of Dorrington-street, Clerkenwell - I had possession from John Reid and John Stewart Priestley, the assignees of William Tillyer ; I have been there five months, and live there with my family. On the night of the 12th of December I went to bed about half-past eleven o'clock, and saw every thing fast and secure; the pannel of the back door, leading into the yard, was secure and unbroken when I went to bed; I was alarmed by the watchman springing his rattle about one o'clock, and got up - I found the prisoner in his custody, in the passage. I found the yard door open, and a considerable portion of the brick-work of the wall, by the side of the door, pulled down - there was a small hole there before, to let the fowls through; it had been broken more, to enable him to unfasten the bottom bolt, but the pannel was broken to get to the upper bolt. I found a dark lantern in a shed on the premises; I never saw it there before.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You had not searched the shed to know whether it was there before? A. No. The wall was in a decayed state before; nothing but a fork was found upon the prisoner; he at first pretended to be drunk, but when he got to the watch-house he was quite sober.

ANN HURRELL . I lodge in this house. On the 12th of December, at one o'clock, I was sitting up at work, and heard a noise below, in the house; I thought somebody was up - I opened the front window, and called the watchman; he went to the back of the premises - I know no more.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you observed this brick wall? A. It was in a very decayed state; there was a hole for the fowls to go through; I saw that hole the day before - I suppose a boy could get through it.

COURT. Q. Could a man get through? A. No, my Lord. I had not been out of the room all night.

JOHN PILGRIM . I am a watchman - my beat is in Dorrington-street and Great Warner-street. On the 12th of December, about ten minutes past one o'clock, Hurrell called me, and said she heard an unusual noise in the house; I went and tried the shutters, which were fast - I went into the back yard; there are two doors to the yard, one of which is never fastened; as soon as I got in there I saw the prisoner come out of the passage of the dwelling-house; I made a spring to lay hold of him - he threw himself into the covered skittle-ground, and got under some forms; I secured him there, sprung my rattle, and took him into the house. I found the pannel of the door broken, and the brick-work pulled down - he could not get through the hole; the pannel had been broken to get at the top bolt. I found a dark lantern in the place where he threw himself down to hide; the pannel was in three pieces and had only been tacked in. I dare say forty bricks were pulled out of the wall.

Cross-examined. Q. And yet a man could not get through? A. It was a large hole, but extended upwards, to find the bolt - I think a middling sized boy could not get through. Nothing but a fork was found upon him. - The pannel had been sawed; he said he was drunk, but did not appear so in the least.

JOHN BOWYER . I am a constable. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house - I searched, and found a fork upon him.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you speak to him? A. Yes - he said he was tipsy, but did not appear so. I found nothing that would saw the pannel - I searched for it minutely.

THOMAS MARKHAM . I am headborough of Clerkenwell. I went to the house and found the pannel broken. I dare say the hole in the wall was three feet by two, sufficient for a man to get through; it was not the pannel of the door that was sawed, but the lining - it had been done to get at the top bolt.

Cross-examined. Q. The aperture in the wall was three feet by two? A. I did not measure it, but suppose it was nearly three feet high, and eighteen inches or two feet broad.

ROBERT MEAGLE re-examined. I had seen the aper

ture in the wall the day before, but not in the evening - it was not large enough then to admit a man through; I saw this door secure, with both bolts, when I went to bed, and left nobody up but Hurrell.

Prisoner's Defence. As they brought me along I was used cruelly, and cut over the head and arms. They said as we went to the office, "You are not gone yet - this will do to go to the Old Bailey with."

ROBERT MEAGLE. I have seen the prisoner at my house once or twice - he was there on the evening in question, and went backward three or four times with his companions.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. He had been drinking? A. Not to make himself drunk - he and three others had four pots of beer; I saw him leave the house. There is a thoroughfare through the house in the day time, but not all night; it is not a public thoroughfare. I give the persons in Red Lion-yard leave to go through - they come through the bar, and through my yard - the doors are locked at night.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 19.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor, on account of his youth.

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Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

209. EDWARD COCKERELL was indicted for that he, on the 3d of December , at St. Martin in the Fields , feloniously did falsely make, forge, and counterfeit, a certain promissory note, for payment of money, which said false, forged, and counterfeited promissory note, for payment of money, is as follows, that is to say

No. 1110. Bath and Bristol Bank. No. 1110.

I promise to pay the bearer, on demand, the sum of Five Pounds, here, and at Messrs. Bernard, Savery, and Co.'s, bankers, London, for value received, this 13th day of October. 1825. For Hobhouse, Wright, and Hunter.

FIVE. Entered S. Kemp. Signed MARTIN HOBHOUSE . with intent to defraud William Foster , against the statute.

2d COUNT, for uttering and publishing, as true, on the same day, at the same parish, a like false, forged, and counterfeited promissory note, for payment of money, he well knowing it to be false, forged, and counterfeited, with a like intent, as in the first count.

3d COUNT, for offering, on the same day, at the same parish, to one William Foster, a like false, forged, and counterfeit promissory note, for payment of money, he well knowing it to be false, forged, and counterfeit, with a like intent, as in the two former counts.

THREE OTHER COUNTS, the same as the three former, only stating the intention to be to defraud William Haskins instead of William Foster.

MR. BOLLAND conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM FOSTER. I am shopman to William Haskins, a jeweller , of Regent-street - he has also a shop in St. Martin's-court, which I attend to, and am accountable for every thing I sell - he attends there occasionally. On Saturday, the 3d of December, about eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to the shop in St. Martin's-court , and asked me to take some rings out of the window for his inspection; I did so - he chose a ring and brooch, and was to pay 1l. for them; he tendered me a five guinea Pontefract note - I looked at it, and told him it was not payable in London, and objected to it on that account; he then said he could give me one which was payable in London, and gave me a 5l. Bath and Bristol note, and at the same time requested me to shew him some seals for his son, who was at school; he chose two seals, which came to 2l. 4s. - which made 3l. 4s. I wrapped up the goods which he selected, and told him I had not sufficient change, and should be under the necessity of getting it - I asked him to be kind enough to put his name and address upon it, which he did, in my presence - this is the note (looking at it;) he has written "Mr. Martin, No. 1l, Dean-street, Soho." My suspicions were excited, and I went to Groom, the constable, and gave him the note, having first marked it. Groom came with me - we called on Mr. Harrison, who accompanied us to the shop; Groom had returned me the note before I went to Harrison. - When we got to the shop Harrison assumed Mr. Haskins; I put the note across the counter into his hand, and asked him if he could give change - he looked at it, and turning to the prisoner, said, he really thought it was a bad note, and was very sorry for him, if he had taken it in the way of business; the prisoner said he believed it to be a good one, and if we went to his lodging, where he referred, to Dean-street, we should find it all right; Groom, who stood behind him, said he must search his person before he left, which he objected to - he was brought into the parlour, and searched; the Pontefract note, which he had tendered to me, was found on him: I marked that also; this is it (examining it;) he was taken into custody.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. If you took a bad half-crown Mr. Haskins would not make you answerable for that? A. He might not. I have never taken bad money; I have been six years in his service; he has no partner, nor any other Christian name; the goods were never delivered to the prisoner.

MR. BOLLAND. Q. Had you packed them up for him? A. Yes.

JOHN NEWMAN HARRISON . I am a tobacconist, and live at the corner of St. Martin's-court, Leicester-square. On the 3d of December Mr. Foster came to me and brought me a 5l. Bath and Bristol note: I looked at it, gave it to him back, and went with him to St. Martin's-court; I assumed to be master of the shop; the prisoner was outside the door, but was called in by the boy; he walked into the shop; Foster asked me for change; I said "I do not know - will you let me look at it?" he gave it me; I said I had no doubt it was a bad note, and was sorry if the prisoner had taken it in trade, for he certainly had got a bad note, he said he was sorry for it too, but he came by it in a regular way, and could give a proper account of it. I said I was sure it was bad, and he must give an account of it; he said he could. I said he must go before a Magistrate to give an account of it; he said, very well; he would very willingly; I said "You must stop to do so before you can leave us;" he said he could give a proper account of it, and it was unpleasant for a respectable man to be shut up. I handed the note to Groom, who was at the door, and said "Stay with this gentleman while I call somebody, who will give us some further account of the note." I called on a Mr. Cools, who said, in the prisoner's presence, that a friend of his had taken one of the same kind. I do not remember that the prisoner answered; Cools said to Groom, "Are you a constable?

you must take this man into custody;" which he did, and searched him in my presence, and found a five guinea Pontefract note in his pocket. He was taken to St. Martin's watch-house. I marked the 5l. Bath and Bristol note(looking at it); this is the note I marked.

Cross-examined. Q. When you returned with Foster the prisoner was walking before the door? A. He was outside the door. I understood, but I did not see him - he was not in the shop when I went in - he was called and came in; he said he was perfectly ready to go before the Magistrate and give every information.

JOHN GROOM . I am a constable, of St. Martin's-court; I took the prisoner into custody at Mr. Haskins's shop, and found a five guinea Pontefract note on him; I asked who he was - he said he had put his address at the back of the note; I looked at the back, and he pointed to it; I saw"Mr. Martin, 11, Dean-street, Soho," on it - this is it. I asked him if that was correct; he said Yes; I said I must go with him to see whether it was correct. I just took him out to the door, and he said it was no go; I said "Then I must take you to the watch-house;" he said "Very well;" he said "If you go up to Dean-street, it is of no use, for I don't live there." I took him to the watch-house; he asked me if I would go to a public-house, and let him write a note and send a person with it; and said I should have five sovereigns to let him go. Foster marked the Bath and Bristol note which I kept - I marked it also.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not he say he had lived in Dean-street, but not now? A. He did not. When I asked his address, he said that was his address on the note, and that it was correct.

COURT. Q. Did you go to No. 11, Dean-street? A. Yes; they did not know such a person.

ANN BORLEY . I am the wife of John Frederick Borley , a jeweller, of Sidney's-alley, Leicester-fields. On Saturday, the 19th of November, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to the shop, and asked me for a small hunting watch and seal, which came to 3l. 5s.; I delivered them to him and he gave me a 5l. Bath and Bristol note; I said it was a country note; he said it was payable in London. I took it and gave it to the servant, Ann Jones, to get change; she returned with the change, and I gave the prisoner 1l. 15s.; he left the shop with the goods - the note was returned to me on the Monday: I did not mark it, and do not know who brought it back.

Cross-examined. Q. This was in November? A. On the 19th. I saw the prisoner in custody on the 11th of December - three weeks after he bought the goods. I am sure he is the man - he was nearly half an hour in the shop - I am positive he is the man - my lamps were lighted at the time.

ANN JONES . I am servant to Mrs. Borley. In November last, I remember her giving me a note to get changed - it was on a Saturday, between seven and eight o'clock at night; I took it to Mr. Prothero, our butcher, and saw him and his wife; I gave the note to Mrs. Prothero; she shewed it to her husband, and then he told her to write my master's name on it, and she put "2, Sidney's-alley," on it; I saw her do that (looking at a note); this is it; she gave me the change, which I took to mistress; she gave the remainder of the change to the prisoner, in my presence: I am sure he is the man.

Cross-examined. Q. Can you write yourself? A. Yes; I did not write on the note; I told Mrs. Prothero to put mistress's name on the note; she did not know it, and put No. 2, Sidney's-alley. I consider that to be written on this note - I read it so - it is what I saw her write.

OWEN O'HARA . I am journeyman to Mr. Prothero. I stood outside the door when the girl brought master the note to change, on a Saturday evening in November - I cannot say the date; she came for change for a 5l. note, and gave the note into my hands at the door; I took it to Mrs. Prothero, and said it was a country note, would she change it; she said if master did not object she would; he said "Certainly." I gave the note into mistress's hands, and she wrote on it (looking at it); here is "Mr. - Sidney's-alley," on it, which I saw her write; she did not know the gentleman's name, and I did not recollect it at the time; but I knew Jones perfectly well, and where she lived - the change was given to her and I left the desk.

SARAH PROTHERO . I am the wife of Thomas Prothero - we live in Lisle-street. On a Saturday night Ann Jones brought me a note to change; O'Hara took it of her and gave it to me; I saw her give it to him; I asked Mr. Prothero if I should give change; he said yes, as I knew where it came from; I gave her change, and wrote on it"Mr. - Sidney's-alley;" this is the note (looking at it); I did not know her master's name, but knew where she lived.

MARIA HIPPOLITE CHALON . (Through B. BARNETT, an interpreter.) I live at No. 42, Berner's-street, Oxford-street, and let ledgings. On a Saturday morning, nearly two months ago, the prisoner came to my house, and asked to see the lodgings; I conducted him to the second floor; he was pleased with them, but as I do not speak much English, very little conversation passed; he said he took them for a gentleman from Bristol - that they were to be got ready by Monday evening, at nine o'clock, and ordered two very large fires in both rooms. I asked him to go down into the parlour to ask for a deposit - we went down - he gave me a 5l. note to get change - I read "Bath and Bristol" on the note, and gave it to Mary Barry, the servant - she went and brought the change back; I gave it all to the prisoner, and he returned me a sovereign; nobody came to the lodging on Monday - I have not seen the prisoner since, till to-day.

Cross-examined. Q. How long was he with you? A. Ten or fifteen minutes; I did not know him before - I recollect him agian, and cannot be mistaken in him.

MARY BARRY . I am servant to Madame Chelon. I understand French very well. I remember the prisoner coming on a Saturday, between twelve and one o'clock - I do not know the month - it was about two months ago - mistress let him in - I saw him on the stairs - they went into the second floor room; I did not attend to their conversation; mistress called me down, and spoke to me at the bottom of the stairs - I then went into the parlour - the prisoner was there - he handed a note to mistress - she read it, and handed it to me to get change;

I took it to Mr. Wilcox, who keeps a pork-shop at the corner of Charlotte-court, Goodge-street; I saw the servant and Mr. Wilcox - I handed the note to him- he gave me five sovereigns, and asked mistress's name; he only wrote the direction, "No. 42, Berners-street," on it; I brought the five sovereigns, and gave them to the prisoner - he gave mistress a sovereign, and said the gentleman was to come on Monday evening, at nine o'clock, and ordered two fires and candles to be ready - he said he was to meet the gentleman and dine with him on Monday - he went away.

THOMAS WILCOX . I am a pork putcher, and live in Goodge-street. Barry brought me a Bath and Bristol 5l. note to change, on a Saturday in November; I gave her change, and wrote "42, Berners-street," on the face of it; this is it (looking at it); I paid it away on the Tuesday - it was returned to me next morning.

Cross-examined. Q. Are you sure of the note? A. I am.

BENJAMIN BARNETT . I am a friend of Madame Chalon, and was at her house when Mr. Wilcox brought the note back; he gave it into her hands - she gave it to me - I put it into my pocket, and went to Marlborough-street, to give information; the office was closed; I kept it till the morning and then gave it to Read, the officer.

MARIA HYPOLITE CHALON re-examined. Wilcox's shopman brought me the note - I sent it back - Mr. Wilcox brought it himself afterwards and I gave it to Mr. Barnett, who was present.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer. I received the note from Mr. Barnett - this is it (looking at it); I wrote my name on it.

GEORGE SAMS. I am a stationer, and live in Little Queen-street, Holborn; I also get notes engraved. On Tuesday, the 8th of November, the prisoner came to my house, and ordered me to engrave a promissory note of the Bath and Bristol bank; he gave me directions what it was to contain, and ordered five hundred impressions; I saw him again on the following Saturday, the 12th - they were not ready - he called again in the evening - they were not quite finished - he took four or five, to shew some friends - he came again on Monday, the 14th - they were all ready then, and I delivered him the 500; I kept the plate, - this is it (looking at it); it was engraved according to his directions; the notes produced (examining them) are impressed from this plate, and are those I delivered to him, except the filling up.

Cross-examined. Q. Were you acquainted with his person before? A. No; he asked me if I could engrave a note for a new firm; I had not the least suspicion of him, and did it without further inquiry. I communicated with Sir Benjamin Hobhouse's bank on the day I delivered him the notes.

FREDERICK STOCKMAN . I am clerk to Sir Benjamin Hobhouse , Charles Fillot , Johnson Fillot , and Charles Lowther , of the Bath bank. I have been there more than seven years, and am acquainted with the banking houses in Bath and Bristol; there are now two other banks at Bath - Clement. Tugwell, and Co. and Tuffnell and Co. - in November last there were two others, Cavenor and Co., and Morgan and Co.; I know some of the Bristol bankers - I never heard of the firm of Hobhouse, Wright, and Hunter, as a Bath and Bristol bank; Sir B. Hobhouse draws on Jones, Lloyd and Co. I do not know of any bank using such notes as these - they are not Sir B. Hobhouse's notes - they are drawn on Barnard, Savery and Co. I know of no Martin Hobhouse and Co. I have made inquiry of the bankers at Bath.

Cross-examined. Q. What names did you put on your notes? A. Hobhouse, Fillott, Fillott, and Lowther.

Q. No person, in looking at this note, could take it for one of yours? A. I should think persons might be deceived in it - our notes have no Christian names on them, nor Sir Benjamin's title - they are never signed Hobhouse - I have made no particular inquiry at Bristol. I believe any body may set up a bank if they have a license.

MR. BOLLAND. Q. Do not Bristol notes commonly pass through your hands? A. They are as common to us as Bath notes.

JOSEPH MAY . I am clerk to Messrs. Haythorn and Wright, bankers, Bristol, and have been so upwards of fifteen years. I am perfectly acquainted with the banking-houses of Bristol - I never heard of such a firm as Hobhouse, Wright and Hunter - there is no bank called the Bath and Bristol bank. I am not aware that any Bristol notes are made payable in London at present - Rickett and Co. formerly did so, but they have left it off some years - I know of no Martin Hobhouse and Co.

THOMAS FRYER . I am clerk to Messrs. Barnard, Dunsdale, and Co., Cornhill. I have been there twenty-five years. I know all the banking-houses in town - there is no Bernard, Savery, and Co. Clement and Co. of Bath, and Worrell and Co. of Bristol, draw on our house; these notes would not be paid at our house; I know of no such bank or firm - notes like these have been presented at our house, and refused.

TEASDALE COCKILL . I am principal clerk in the licensing office, Somerset-house. All bankers issuing notes payable to bearer on demand, are required to take out a license - no firm of Hobhouse, Wright, and Hunter, or Bernard, Savery and Co. are licensed.

Cross-examined. Q. You say that from your books? A. Yes; I have not got them here. I have looked into them to search, and can speak from my recollection also; there were no such firms licensed in November - I do not make all the entries myself, but they all go through my hands.

The note was here read for which see indictment.

The prisoner made no defence.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 29.

Reference Number: t18260112-29

Before Mr. Justice Park.

210. EDWARD COCKERELL was again indicted for that he, on the 23d of November , at St. Luke, Chelsea , feloniously did falsely make, forge, and counterfeit, a certain promissory note, for payment of money, which said false, forged, and counterfeited promissory note, for payment of money , is as follows, that is to say

No. 195. Bath and Bristol Bank. No. 195.

I promise to pay the bearer, on demand, the sum of Five Pounds, here, and at Messrs. Bernard, Savery, and Co.'s, bankers, London, for value received, this 11th day of August, 1825. For Hobhouse, Wright, and Hunter.

FIVE. Entered S. Kemp. Signed MARTIN HOBHOUSE . with intention to defraud James Goer , against the statute.

2d COUNT, for uttering and publishing, as true, on the

same day, at the same parish, a like false, forged, and counterfeited promissory note, for payment of money, he well knowing it to be false, forged, and counterfeited, with a like intent, as in the first count.

3d COUNT, for offering, on the same day, at the same parish, to the said James Goer, a like false, forged, and counterfeited promissory note, for payment of money, he well knowing it to be false, forged, and counterfeited, with a like intent, as in the two former counts.

JAMES GOER. I am a tailor , and live in Smith-street, Chelsea . On Wednesday, the 23d of November, about three o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came into my shop - he saw a coat in my window, and said he should like one like it; I told him I could not let him have that - he said he should like to try it on, and did so; he wanted that one; I said he could not have it; he asked when I could get him one done; I told him by Friday morning. I measured him - he said he would call for it; I asked his address; he said he lived in Caroline-place, which is half a mile from my house; he gave me the name of Martin, and was going out - I said it was usual to have a deposit from strangers; he asked what deposit I required; I said 10s. would be sufficient as I knew Caroline-place to be respectable; he put his hand into his pocket, and drew out 2s., saying he had no more change, but would leave a deposit if I could give him change for a 5l. note; I said I would but I could not give him 4l. 10s.; he said never mind, that will do - he would leave 1l. - he gave me a 5l. Bath and Bristol note. I observed to him that it was a country note; he said Yes, but it was payable in London, and I gave him four sovereigns in change; he went away, and in the afternoon, about five o'clock, I went out, and was passing Mr. Wood's, a neighbour; I went in and asked him to change the note, which he did; I gave him the same note as I received from the prisoner. Mr. Wood wrote on it, in my presence, "Goer, King's road;" this is the note (looking at it); he did not come for the coat; I did not see him again till he was in custody.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESSWELL. Q. Had you ever seen him before? A. Not to my knowledge; he was in my shop ten minutes, or a quarter of an hour, being measured; I swear he is the man; I had no other note in my possession, nor any money transactions with any body that day.

NICHOLAS WOODS . I am an oilman, and live in King's-road. On the 23d of November, Mr. Goer brought me a Bath and Bristol note - this is it (looking at it); I have written on it "Goer, King's-road, 23 - 11 - 25."

GEORGE SAMS . I am a stationer, and live in Queen-street. On the 8th of November the prisoner came and ordered me to engrave a promissory note for the Bath and Bristol bank: he gave me the instructions for the plate, and said it was a new firm just commencing, and the 5l. notes would be wanted to be used immediately. This was on Tuesday, the 8th. He came again on the Saturday, between nine and eleven o'clock in the morning - they were not ready - he came again at night, and took four or five; I completed the order on Monday, the 14th of November, and delivered him 500. The note produced was impressed from the plate, except the filling up. No impression from that plate was in existence before that Saturday - it is dated the 11th of August.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you engrave it yourself? A. No; I employed a person to do it, and saw him do part of it.

Mrs. Borley, Ann Jones , Owen O'Hara , Susan Prothero , Frederick Stockman , and Joseph May , gave precisely the same evidence as in the former case.

Prisoner. I hope for mercy.

GUILTY - DEATH. Aged 29.

Reference Number: t18260112-30

Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

211. JOHN TOMKINS was indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of John Kepple , in the night of the 5th of January , and stealing 1 gown, value 7s., the goods of Hannah Ferris , spinster .

HANNAH FERRIS. I am servant to Mr. John Kepple, who keeps a public-house , in Mary-le-bone-street . The prisoner was a servant in the house for two months, and had been discharged about a month - on Thursday, the 5th of January - on which day, about six o'clock in the evening, I went up to my room, and saw the prisoner come out of the next room to my own; I ran down - he ran down after me; I called master when I got to the bottom of the stairs; the prisoner ran out at the street door: master followed him; the officer brought him back. I went up to the room which he had come out of, and found my gown there; my own door was open, and a strange key in it; I had locked it at four o'clock, and had the key in my pocket; I had left the gown in my own room; it was dark.(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN KEPPLE. I keep the Wheatsheaf public-house. On the 5th of January, about six o'clock, or rather later, I saw the prisoner pass the bar door, and go out; I followed him forty or fifty yards, and collared him in Cleaveland-street; he had his shoes in his hand.

CORNELIUS HURLEY . I am an officer. On the 5th of January I saw the prisoner running in Cleaveland-street, as fast as possible; I stood till he came up to me, and then stopped him; Kepple gave him in charge. I took him back, but found nothing on him. The servant came down, and said her gown was gone, and she had found it in the next room - she shewed it to me. He had no shoes on.

GUILTY. Aged 17. Of stealing only . - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-31

212. ABRAHAM DAVIS was indicted for that he, at the delivery of the King's Gaol of Newgate, holden for the County of Middlesex, on the 15th of Sepember, in the 59th year of the reign of George III., was in due form of law tried and convicted, on a certain indictment against him, for stealing, on the 13th of September, at St. James, Clerkenwell, in the 59th year aforesaid, 1 watch, value 3l.; 1 seal, value 6d., and 1 key, value 6d., the goods of William Turner Parry , from his person, and was thereupon ordered to be transported beyond the seas, for the term of his natural life, to such place, &c., pursuant to the statute; and that he afterwards, to wit, on the 14th of December , in the 6th year of the reign of George IV., feloniously was at large, without any lawful cause, within that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ire-

and called Great Britain, to wit, at Christ-church, Middlesex , before the expiration of the term for which he was ordered to be transported, as aforesaid , against the statute,&c.

SECOND COUNT, that he, at the said Session, held on the said 15th of September, in the 59th year of the reign of George III., was ordered to be transported beyond the seas for his natural life, to such place, &c., pursuant to the said statute; and that afterwards, to wit, on the 14th of December, in the 6th year of the reign of George IV., feloniously was at large, &c., as in the first count stated.

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM HALL . I am one of the day patrol of Bow-street. I produce a certificate of the record of the prisoner's conviction - I saw Mr. Shelton, the clerk of the Sessions and Gaol Delivery, sign it. (Read - see indictment.)

SAMUEL DAVIS . I was formerly a turnkey of Newgate. I was here in September Sessions, 1819, and saw the prisoner tried - he is the man who was tried by the name of Abraham Davis, on this charge - he was in my custody three weeks or a month; I saw him go away in the van, to go to the hulks, on the 12th of October.

CHARLES READ . I am an officer of Bow-street, and know the prisoner. I remember his being brought to Hatton-garden on the day Hunt came to town, charged with stealing some watches; he was afterwards committed to Newgate. I was not here when he was tried, but know him to be the man who was examined at Hatton-garden, on this charge, and he gave his name as Abraham Davis.

WILLIAM HALL re-examined. I took the prisoner into custody at his sister's lodgings, French-alley, in the parish of Christ-church, Spitalfields, Middlesex - he was up stairs, looking out of the window, not in confinement.

Prisoner's Defence. I wish a man, named Cole, to be called - he is a turnkey, and took Davis from Newgate to Portsmouth; Bishop has been here fourteen or fifteen years - why should not he have as good a knowledge of Abraham Davis as Davis.

JOHN BISHOP . I have been at Newgate thirteen years, and am now principal turnkey. I cannot say that I recollect the prisoner - he was not under my charge, but under the charge of Davis more immediately.

HENRY BARRETT . I am a turnkey of Newgate. and have been so seven years. I was here in September 1819. I do not know the prisoner - we have different departments, and at that time I belonged to the cells, and had nothing to do with the prisoners who were not tried. I did not know Abraham Davis at all. Cole is not here to-day. The prisoner here handed in a written paper, as follows:

The prisoner most humbly represents, that he was taken into custody by a Mr. Hall, and other officers, and conveyed to Bow-street, at which place he first became acquainted with the nature of the charge against him; and it is to be understood that no fresh charge was advanced against him. The prisoner most humbly submits that the former alleged prosecutor was applied to, who denied any knowledge of his person, and after being closely examined by several other persons, turnkeys of Newgate, Clerkenwell,&c. and other officers of the police, they all declared they had no knowledge of your prisoner. - Davis, however, a discarded turnkey of Newgate, well known as being instrumental in obtaining convictions, basely attempted to swear against him; and whose deposition caused him to be committed, after undergoing no less than seven examinations. No witnesses appeared against your prisoner until the last examination, when they were brought forward at the instigation of Davis, having been promised reward, to be paid out of the 20l. he expects to receive from the county.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 26.

The prisoner had pleaded that his name was Henry Williams and not Abraham Davis, which issue being tried, the Jury found that he was as well known by one name as the other.

Reference Number: t18260112-32

213. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Richard Williams , in the forenoon of the 23d of December (no person being therein), and stealing 1 pair of sheets, value 2s. 6d.; 1 counterpane, value 2s.; 1 shift, value 2s. 6d.; 1 gown, value 1s. 6d.; 1 pair of stockings, value 1s., and 1 cap, value 2s., his property .

ANN WILLIAMS . I am the wife of Richard Williams - we live in Oak-street, Spitalfields ; the house is let out in tenements - the landlord does not live there - we have the ground floor front room. On the 23d of December I went out between twelve and one o'clock - I locked the door. and had the key in my pocket. I left both the back and front window fastened down. I returned at half-past one o'clock, found the door locked as I had left it, and on entering saw the back window was thrown on the bed; a pane of glass was cut out of the window. I missed the articles stated in the indictment. The back window opens into the yard. The street door is kept shut, but can be opened outside; there is a dog in the yard, and his chain reaches to the window. I found the dog ill. I had folded some pieces of cotton in the window, and have seen some of those pieces since.

SARAH CONNELL . I live nearly opposite to the prosecutrix. I was at my own door between twelve and one o'clock on this day, and saw the prisoner come out of Williams' door, with a bundle under his arm, wrapped in a patch-work counterpane. He went towards the Golden Harp, Phoenix-street.

ANN WILLIAMS. The counterpane was patch-work.

PEGGY MURRAY . I was servant at the Golden Harp public-house, Phoenix-street. On the 23d of December, after one o'clock, I remember two persons coming to the house - one had a bundle and the other a basket; the bundle seemed to be patch-work - the one who had the bundle called for a pint of beer, and as I took the beer in they covered the bundle up; the man who carried it went away without his change - he gave me 1s. for the beer. After they were both gone I found some pieces of cotton under the seat. The prisoner is not one of those men.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-33

London Cases - First Jury.

Before Mr. Recorder.

214. GEORGE ANGELL LOWE was indicted for embezzlement .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . Aged 31.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-34

215. JAMES HOWARD was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of December , 13lbs. of solder, value 6s., the goods of Hannah Winter , his mistress .

CHARLES WARD . I am in the employ of Hannah Winter, a widow , who is a coppersmith , and lives in Houndsditch . The prisoner was in her employ. On the 14th of December, between four and five o'clock, I received information from a lad, and found 13lbs. or 14lbs. of solder concealed in a copper, in front of the shop. I marked it, and watched to see who would come for it; the prisoner left off work at six o'clock; I wanted him to stop till ten, which he objected to; I went to the copper at six, and the solder was gone. I followed the prisoner, and took him eight or nine doors off, and found it concealed in the waist-hand of his trousers - he said he was not the only one.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. He was extremely sorry? A. Yes; he has lived nearly twenty years with my mistress.

The prisoner received an excellent character.

GUILTY - Aged 47.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260112-35

216. GEORGE JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of December , 1 ream of paper, value 20s. , the goods of Joseph Douglas .

WILLIAM SMITH . On the 30th of January, about twenty minutes past one o'clock, I saw the prisoner standing in Mr. Douglas's shop, in Distaff-lane - I waited till he came out with a ream of paper in his hand; I left my house, which is opposite, and took him about twenty yards off, and brought him back with it. I had called Stop thief! and he was stopped.

JOSEPH DOUGLAS. I am a stationer , and live in Distaff-lane - Smith lives opposite. The prisoner is a stranger. - I was up stairs, heard an alarm, and the prisoner was brought in with this paper. He said he had a large family in distress.

JOHN JACKSON . I am a constable, and took him in charge.

The prisoner pleaded distress, and received a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Fined One Shilling, and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18260112-36

217. THOMAS TAPP was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of December , 1 purse, value 1d.; 4 sovereigns, 2 half-soverigns, 2 crowns, and 2 half-crowns, the property of Charles Dale , from his person .

CHARLES DALE. I live in Maidenhead-court, Aldersgate-street, and am a green-grocer . I employed the prisoner on Saturday, the 24th of December, to work for me, and discharged him at night - I was awoke by my wife soon after three o'clock in the morning, of the 25th; she asked if I had fastened the room door; the prisoner did not lodge there - I had fastened it. My purse was in my trousers pocket, on a chair in the room, by the fire place; a person could not get at it without forcing the room door. I got up, and found the door had been forced open - a little force would do it - my purse was taken out of my pocket; I am sure there were some sovereigns, two half-sovereigns, and two crowns. I know I had 4l. 10s. in all. I had ordered the prisoner to go at eleven o'clock, and he said he was not particular, and I said he might stop till twelve. I closed the door at half-past one - whether he concealed himself in the house I do not know. He was found in the house, and my purse taken from him at the watch-house, with four sovereigns, two half-sovereigns, and two half-crowns in it.

JAMES KNIGHT . I am a watchman. I was called to the house, and found the prisoner in the green-shed, concealed behind the door, and saw the purse found upon him.

THOMAS REYNOLDS . I am a watchman, and saw the money found upon the prisoner.

- EDWARDS . I was constable of the night. I found the purse in the prisoner's coat sleeve.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260112-37

218. CORNELIUS GUILDAY was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of December , 70lbs. weight of iron, value 5s., the goods of Thomas Allen , his master .

THOMAS ALLEN. I am a smith , and live in Little Trinity-lane, Queenhithe ; the prisoner was six years in my employ. I saw this iron at the Mansion House, and know it to be mine - he left work at eight o'clock on the 23d of December.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. How can you swear to it? A. It is of a particular shape - it supported a story post at Vintner's Hall - another piece came from Damer and Co's cellar. I have had two of the prisoner's children in my employ - I believe he has four or five. I missed the iron from the cellar.

JAMES SMITH . I am an officer of Dowgate-ward. On the 23d of December, about nine o'clock at night, I stopped the prisoner with a bag on his shoulder, in Upper Thames-street, about two hundred yards from Mr. Allen's; I asked what he had got, he said he believed old iron, that he was in a public-house, and a man in a white coat desired him to take it to London-bridge, and was to meet him there. I asked where he worked, he said, any where, and would not tell his name - the bag contained 70lbs. of old iron, which Mr. Allen claimed.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-38

219. JAMES ADAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of December , 2 cast-iron shots, weighing 18lbs. each, value 3s. , the goods of William Crawshay and others, his partners.

JOSEPH PETERS . I am servant to William Crawshay and Co. of Paul's-wharf . On the 15th of December, about half-past three o'clock in the afternoon, I caught the prisoner on the wharf on a pile of shot, with one in his hand; I collared him, he begged my pardon, and hoped I would not take him - when I got him into the street, I found two more concealed about his person.

THOMAS NEGUS . I am a constable, and took him in charge.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-39

220. LEWIS DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of December , a coat, value 10s. , the goods of John Ragan .

JOHN RAGAN. I am a pig-dealer , and live in Essex. On the 17th of December, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I was at Smithfield ; my boy put my great coat into the cart in the market - he called out that a boy had run away with it. I found the prisoner at the Compter with it in half an hour after - my glove was in the pocket.

DANIEL DRISCOLL . I am fifteen years old, and am servant to John Ragan. I put the coat into the body of the cart near Long-lane, and in about ten minutes I saw the prisoner take it - I am certain of him. I hallooed out to master, and he turned down a court in Long-lane - I lost him for about twenty minutes, but am sure of him.

ROBERT LOCK . I am a constable of St. Luke's. Driscoll made an alarm, and in five minutes I saw the prisoner in Well-street, Cripplegate, running with the coat on his arm - I gained on him, and he dropped it; I put it into a baker's shop and took him. Driscoll was certain of him.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-40

221. JOHN CLARK was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of January , a hamper, value 1s. 6d.; 42 bottles, value 2s., and 31 quarts of porter, value 10s. , the goods of Richard Bailey .

SECOND COURT. Stating it to belong to Thomas Clark .

HENRY MARK . I am a book-keeper to Mr. Wheeler, wine merchant, of Crutched Friar's. I was returning at a quarter-past seven o'clock in the evening of the 2d of January, and saw two men on a cart, which was loading in Cross-lane , from Mr. Cotton's cellar door. I watched them about three minutes, thinking they belonged to the cart - the prisoner was one of them; the carman came out and gave an alarm - one of them jumped out close before me, that was the prisoner, the other ran off - the carman stopped the prisoner; they were turning the hamper over in the cart, and putting it down; when he made the alarm, they had moved it about two yards towards the front of the cart; the prisoner was taken to the watch-house. I was within half a yard of them and cannot be mistaken.

JAMES KEPPLEWELL . I am clerk to Mr. R. Cotton, of St. Mary's-hill, a cider and porter merchant. I hired a town cart to take some porter from my employer's - it was Thomas Clark's cart - Bailey drove it - the carman gave an alarm - I came up and found the prisoner in the carman's custody - he scuffled on the road to the watch-house; every thing in the cart was my master's; the prisoner was a stranger.

JOHN CHARLTON . I am a patrol, and received the prisoner in charge; he was scuffling with Kepplewell - Richard Bailey was the driver of the cart ; some persons that followed said, "Jack, if I was you, I would not go with him."

Prisoner's Defence. I had drank some liquor - the carman caught hold of me, and said I was one of the boys who had been in the cart.

JOHN CHARLTON . I think he had been drinking.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months and Whipped .

Reference Number: t18260112-41

222. JOSEPH ADAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of January , a handkerchief, value 4s., the goods of Joseph Glenny , from his person .

JOSEPH GLENNY. I live in Wynatt-street, Goswell-road, and am a watch-case maker . On the 11th of January, I went out, and about twelve o'clock I was in Fleet-market - I felt a pull at my coat-pocket, turned round and saw the prisoner with a taller boy - my handkerchief was in his hand - he was handing it to his companion who was behind him; the other seeing me, let it drop. I seized the prisoner and took it up - he begged me not to take him, as he would be sure to be transported.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GEORGE GODFREY . I am a constable, and received him in charge.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-42

FOURTH DAY. MONDAY, JANUARY 16.

London Cases,

Before Mr. Justice Park.

223. JAMES SMITH was indicted for that he, contriving and intending our Lord the King and his people craftily, deceitfully, and traitorously to deceive and defraud, on the 10th of December , at St. Stephen, Coleman-street , in London, one piece of false, feigned and counterfeit money and coin, to the likeness and similitude of the good legal and current money and silver coin of the realm, called a sixpence, falsely, deceitfully, feloniously and traitorously, did forge, counterfeit and coin, against the duty of his allegiance, against the peace , &c., and against the statute.

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 27.

Reference Number: t18260112-43

224. JAMES SMITH was again indicted for that he, not being a person employed in or for the Mint or Mints of our Lord the King, and for the use and service of the said Mints only, nor being a person lawfully authorized by the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury of our Lord the King, or Lord High Treasurer of England, for the time being, on the 10th of December , at St. Stephen, Coleman-street , in London, one mould made of plaster of Paris, in and upon which was made and impressed the figure, resemblance and similitude of one of the sides, to wit, the head side of the lawful silver coin, current within this kingdom, called a sixpence, without any lawful authority, or sufficient excuse for that purpose, knowingly, feloniously, and traitorously had in his custody and possession, against the duty of his allegiance, against the peace ,&c., and against the statute.

SECOND COUNT. The same, only omitting the words in italics, and substituting the words, "the reverse side.'

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . - DEATH. Aged 27.

Reference Number: t18260112-44

225. JAMES HAWKINS was indicted for that he, contriving and intending our Lord the King and his people, craftily, deceitfully, feloniously, and traitorously, to deceive and defraud, on the 23d of December , at St. Pancras , one piece of base coin, resembling the current silver coin of the Kingdom, called a shilling, falsely, deceitfully, feloniously, and traitorously, did colour with materials

producing the colour of silver against the duty of his allegiance, against the peace and against the statute.

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . - DEATH . Aged 43.

Reference Number: t18260112-45

Middlesex Cases, Second Jury,

Before Mr. Justice Park.

226. ANN CONROY was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of September , at St. Mary-le-bone , 1 gown, value 5s.; 1 shawl, value 3s.; 1 pelisse, value 10s.; 1 pair of boots, value 2s.; 1 bonnet, value 2s., and 1 pair of shoes, value 1s., the goods of Mary Bowstead , spinster ; 2 dresses, value 30s.; 2 pelisses, value 30s.; 3 petticoats, value 3s.; 2 night gowns, value 2s.; 4 shifts, value 4s.; a pair of stockings, value 2s.; 2 petticoats, value 2s.; 1 towel, value 1d.; 15 spoons, value 30s., and 45 yards of silk, value 8l., the goods of Sarah Hunter , widow ; and 2 handkerchiefs, value 4s., the goods of William Crowder , in the dwelling-house of the said William Crowder .

SARAH HUNTER. I live in Charles-street, Middlesex Hospital ; the prisoner came into my service in September; on the morning of the 12th or 13th of December, I gave her a month's warning - she left that evening. I had gone out about six o'clock, and returned between nine and ten, and was told she was gone. I then missed two dresses, worth 30s., thirteen silver spoons, worth 2l., three petticoats, worth 5s., and several other articles which I do not recollect. The house belongs to Mr. Crowder.

MARY BOWSTEAD. I live with Mrs. Hunter - the prisoner was her servant . On the 13th of December, between seven and eight o'clock at night she left the house. I heard her in the house after seven, and did not see her go away - within a quarter of an hour after she left I missed a pelisse, a dress, a shawl, a bonnet, a pair of boots and shoes - they were worth more than 40s. I saw them at the office on the 14th in possession of Buckeridge.

HENRY RICHARD BUCKERIDGE . I am an officer of Mary-le-bone. On the 14th of December, about half-past four o'clock, I went to No. 1, Little Welbeck-street, next door to the Edinburgh Castle, public-house - when I arrived I saw a hackney-coach at the door - I went into the house, and saw the prisoner, a woman named Hickey, Mrs. Harrington, and the coachman - the prisoner and Hickey seemed to be intoxicated; I asked the prisoner if her name was not Conroy, which she denied; I said"Why, you were servant to Mrs. Hunter" - she also denied that, and denied having lived at Mr. Crowder's - Hickey also denied it. A trunk stood by the side of them - I asked whose it was - Conroy and Hickey said it was not theirs - I said I should detain them all - Hickey threw down a pocket-book which had a duplicate in it, which does not apply to this property. I took from Conroy's hand some keys, and the duplicate of a piece of silk, pawned for 30s. on the 14th of December. Mr. Crowder and Allison came in and identified Conroy: I immediately took them all to the office, and opened the box in the presence of them all. The first thing I saw was various lengths of silk, containing, in all, twenty-five yards - there was a silk dress, and pelisse, three petticoats, two night gowns, four shifts, four silver tea-spoons, two silver table-spoons, a stuff dress, a cloth pelisse, and a pair of silk stockings, all of which I gave to Mrs. Hunter, at the second examination, about the 18th - they were in my custody till then; from the prisoner's person I took a bombazeen gown, a shawl, a cloth pelisse, and bonnet - she had them on; I delivered them with a pair of boots and shoes, from the trunk, to Miss Bowstead, at the second examination, by order of the Magistrate. I produce six more tea-spoons, a dessert spoon, and a salt-spoon - every thing was in the trunk except what was found on her person.

THOMAS KERRY . I am apprentice to Mr. Neat, a pawnbroker. On the 14th of December, ten yards of silk were pawned for 30s., in the name of Ann Smith, by some person whom I do not know - I gave the person the duplicate which was found on the prisoner.

JOSEPH ALLISON . I am a silk mercer. This silk was sent to Mrs. Hunter's, by one of my young men; I cannot swear to it, having no mark on it; it was such silk as this - I have compared the silk in the trunk with what was pawned - they belong to the same piece - I have no doubt of it being what I sent Mrs. Hunter. I went with Buckeridge, and found the trunk, and saw it opened at the office - his evidence is correct.

HENRY ROE . I am apprentice to Mr. Morrit, a pawnbroker, of High-street, Mary-le-bone. On the 14th of December the prisoner pawned a shift for 3s.; I had not seen her before, but am certain of her person; I saw her again at the office, three or four days after.

ROBERT SEWERS . I am shopman to Mr. Dobree, pawnbroker, of Oxford-street. On the 12th of December a handkerchief was pawned for 2s. 9d., in the name of Carroll - I cannot recollect who by.

MARY ANN CARROLL . I am nearly twelve years old. I have known the prisoner some time; I met her at the corner of Wild-street (I think it was this day five weeks); she asked me to go to Mr. Dobree's, and pawn a silk handkerchief for her for 4s. - it was before dinner time - she offered me a penny, and I did it, but got only 2s. 9d. - I gave the name of Carroll - I gave her the money and duplicate, and she gave me a penny.

WILLIAM HARRINGTON . I live at No. 1, Little Welbeck-street, Mary-le-bone. On the 13th of December, about ten o'clock at night, the prisoner called at the door of my lodging, which is on the ground floor, and asked if I would give her room for her box till the morning; I said I did not know that I had any room, as my place was small; I consented afterwards, and she asked me to help her in with the box; I went to the Edinburgh Castle, next door, and found a box standing at the coach-door - I carried it in in her presence; she and Mrs. Hickey followed me in - Hickey wanted to go away - the prisoner said she must stop there for the night; I looked at her and she said "Oh, we will sit up here." I did not like it, but my wife threw a mattress on the floor for them. We had some supper - I lent the prisoner 8d., to fetch some gin, which we drank, and they went to bed; next morning we went to breakfast - she said she would have something to drink first - she went to the box, took out something like a shift or shirt, went out, returned without it, and threw down a shilling to pay me the 8d. I was then going out, and called on Plank, to inform him, but he was out, and I could not find an officer.

FRANCES HARRINGTON . I am the last witness's wife

On the 13th of December the prisoner asked to leave her box till the morning. My husband fetched the box in, and a woman, named Hickey, came in with her; they were both rather intoxicated - Hickey wanted to go home - they said they could stop there; I said I had no where for them to sleep - she said they would sit up in a chair; I put a mattress on the floor, and they staid all night, and next morning I asked them to have breakfast; the prisoner said they would have some spirits; she opened her box and took out something, and asked me to let my little girl pawn it; I refused, and she went herself, returned, and paid my husband 8d.; she took her box away about twelve o'clock, and came back again with it between four and five o'clock; Hickey was with her; the officers came in a few minutes and took her away - he asked if she lived with Mrs. Hunter - she said No, and said the box was not hers. They took her to the office with the box. She had told me the night before, that she had a parcel of silk in the box, and after my husband went out in the morning she took out a piece of silk, and shewed me - it was exactly of this colour - she asked me to cut enough for an umbrella off it - (my husband is an umbrella maker) - I said I should like to measure it first, which I did, and it measured forty yards; after I cut it I said "In the name of God, Ann, how did you come by all this?" she said "I nabbed it - I have plenty more, and silver spoons too;" I said "How could you do so, you will be hung;" she said "Oh, never fear, she is an old widow, and she won't know where to find me;" I asked where she lived; she said "In Charles-street;" I asked if she kept a silk mercer's shop - she said she was a dress-maker; I asked her name; she said "No matter;" I told her she must leave my place instantly, and then I got so flurried that I do not know what more passed - only I remember her going away from my place.

THOMAS SPENCER . I am a hackney coachman. I was in the Mary-le-bone ranks with my coach, on the 13th or 14th of December, and was called and took the prisoner up at No. 1, Welbeck-street; she told me to fetch a box, and put it into the coach, which I did; I drove her about, and drove her back with the box, without her getting out of the coach; the box was not taken out till I took it to the same house again.

WILLIAM CROWDER. I live in Charles-street, Middlesex Hospital, in the parish of St. Mary-le-bone, and rent the house. Mrs. Hunter lodges there. Here are two handkerchiefs which I believe to be mine, but there is no mark on them.

CHRISTOPHER GREAVES . I am a pawnbroker, and have ten yards of silk pawned in the name of Jane Smith - I do not know who by.

MRS. HUNTER. These eight spoons are mine, and six more were given up to me - they are worth 2l. I received from the officer several things, which are worth above 3l. I am a widow.

MARY BOWSTEAD. The officer gave me a dress and pelisse, which are worth 1l.

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 26.

Recommended to Mercy.

Reference Number: t18260112-46

Before Mr. Justice Park.

227. WILLIAM KAY was indicted for stealing, on the 31st of December , at St. John, Clerkenwell , 10 watches, value 33l., and 5 watch cases, value 7l., the goods of Edward Keat , his master, in his dwelling-house .

EDWARD KEAT. I am a watch manufacturer , and live in St. John-street , in the parish of St. John, Clerkenwell, and rent the house. The prisoner was six years in my service. On the 29th of December I missed several watches and cases - I desired him to go up stairs with me, and look over the goods, and on looking them over I missed several watches and cases. I desired him to put down on a paper the number of the watches and cases that were missing - he did so, and I then told him that I felt rather distrustful at losing my property, and requested him to find where they were, or make them good; he said it was possible they might be in the hands of some of the work people - he then left the premises to look for them - he returned in the afternoon, and said he still suspected they must be in the hands of the work people; I said I should not be satisfied till the property was found, nor would I suffer him to sit down till it was found; he left my employ for that day, and returned about the middle of the next day; I went up stairs with him, and told him he must know where the property lay - he said he did not, and went down stairs towards the work-shop - I followed him down, and told him unless the property was found he should not work for me, and he left me. I went to Hatton-garden, and took out a search-warrant, next morning(Saturday) - I proceeded, with Read and Lloyd, to his apartments, in Charlotte-terrace, New-cut, Lambeth, and saw him there; I questioned him, in the presence of the officers, respecting the property - he then admitted that he had pawned it; Read requested him not to say any thing, except it was voluntary. A piece of paper was then handed to him, and he wrote down the names of different pawnbrokers where the property was, but said he had destroyed the duplicates - we searched him, and found upon him the list which he had written for me the day before.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q. Has he not since shewn great contrition, and been the means of your discovering more property than you missed? A. I have not seen him since to say whether he is contrite. I had seen all this property at different times - it may have been taken peace-meal.

WILLIAM CLUNES . I am shopman to Mr. Ramsay, a pawnbroker, of Liquorpond-street. I have known the prisoner some time. On the 11th of October he pawned a silver watch, for 30s - I suppose it is worth 2l. in the trade. On the 10th of November he pawned another, for 30s. - that is worth 2l.

Cross-examined. Q. In your judgment neither of them would fetch more than 40s.? A. They would not fetch me more - we sell them by auction. I would sell such a one for 39s.

COURT. Q. One is an engine-turned watch? A. I question whether that would fetch more.

MR. KEAT. This engine-turned watch is mine - it is a double bottomed hunting watch, capped - it cost me 3l. to manufacture; the other is a jewelled double bottomed hunter, and cost me about 3l. 10s.

JAMES PALMER . I am apprentice to Mr. Armstrong, a pawnbroker, of Baldwin's-gardens. The prisoner has dealt at our shop for four years. On the 2d of September he pawned two silver watch cases, for one guinea - they are worth 35s. On the 15th of October a metal watch for 5s.

On the 18th of November a silver watch, for 35s., that is worth 2l. 10s. On the 9th of December, a watch-case, for 10s. On the 17th two cases, for 24s. On the 22d a a silver watch, for 30s., and on the 24th another, for 30s. - they are all new - he always represented himself to me as a watch-maker, living in Elm-street.

WILLIAM SHARP . I am apprentice to Messrs. Reeve, pawnbrokers, of Redcross-street. I have a silver watch, pawned for 30s., in the name of John Thompson. I believe the prisoner to be the person who pawned it, but am not positive.

MR. KEAT. This is my watch, and is worth 3l. 10s. - it is mentioned in the list which he wrote.

WILLIAM READ . I have the paper which the prisoner wrote - this watch is No. 4129; that number is not in the list, but he has written "One in Redcross-street."

THOMAS SHEPHERD . I am a pawnbroker, and live at the corner of Exmouth-street, Clerkenwell. On the 15th of October a silver hunting watch was pawned with me, for 31s. 6d. - it is worth 2l. 12s. 6d. On the 28th of October another, which is worth 5l., was pawned, for 2l. 1s. - I have a recollection of the prisoner's face, but not sufficient to swear to him.

WILLIAM READ . He has entered in this list "2 watches corner of Exmouth-street - D. B. H."

MR. KEAT. These watches are all my manufacture - I believe I never sold any of them. One of those pawned at Armstrong's is worth three guineas.

WILLIAM KEAT . This metal watch I know to be my father's - I have often worn it.

JOHN HIGHO . I finished three of these watches for Mr. Keat.

Nine witnesses gave the prisoner an excellent character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 31.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutor.

Reference Number: t18260112-47

Before Mr. Justice Park.

228. JAMES GADSDEN and WILLIAM SIMPSON were indicted for stealing, on the 12th of December , 3 beds, value 4l. 6s.; 1 blunderbuss, value 10s.; 3 bolsters, value 6s.; 4 sheets, value 8s.; 2 pillows, value 2s.; 2 pillow-cases, value 2s.; 3 blankets, value 6s., and a mattress, value 5s., the goods of William Pearson , in the dwelling-house of Edward Morton .

HARRIET PEARSON . I am the wife of William Pearson, who keeps the Lamb public-house, Orton-street . On the 12th of December I employed Simpson (who had lodged six months with us) to move some goods from the Lamb to Middlesex-street, Somer's-town - he took a lodging there for me; I sent the goods in a caravan, and found some in pawn, and others at the watch-house.

Cross-examined. Q. Is your husband here? A. No; he is rather embarrassed; we expected an execution in the house, and employed Simpson to move the goods, and bring me back the key - my husband only took a few necessary things for his own use. There was plenty left to satisfy the creditors.

Q. Whether your husband afterwards assisted in pawning the goods you do not know? A. He was not out of the house before two persons came and told us of it. He was arrested that night - he never told me he had desired the prisoner to pawn them, if he could not find a lodging.

Q. Was not the house stripped of every individual article before the execution came? A. That I deny. After we took a few, the King's tax-gatherer moved a few, but there was a good deal left.

COURT. Q. Were any goods except these, moved before the examination? A. There were about ten chairs and four or five tables.

WILLIAM TOMLINSON . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Wilmot-street, Brunswick-square. I have known Gadsden twenty years. On the 12th of December, about two o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoners, each, brought a bed into the shop - Gadsden said he brought them from his brother-in-law, whom I knew - he said his brother-in-law wanted to make up a payment, and asked for 7l. - I lent him 4l. on them - he said he would bring me two more to make up the amount.

WILLIAM MATTHEW SMELLIE . I live in Clarendon-square, Somer's-town. On the 12th of December, about eleven o'clock in the morning, Gadsden pawned a blunderbuss with me, for 10s.

ROBERT TEASDALE . I am a watch-house-keeper. On the 12th of December, between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoners come out of No. 38, Middlesex-street, Somer's-town - Gadsden had a large bundle, and I asked him what it was; he said a bed - that it belonged to that man, who was behind, he believed; I asked what he had done with the other bed which he had carried; he said he nver had any other bed, Simpson came up with a mattress, and said it was his own. I took them to the watch-house.(Property produced and sworn to.)

MR. PHILLIPS to HARRIET PEARSON. Q. At what church were you married? A. I do not know the name of the parish - it is a church at the top of Oxford-street, on the left-hand. I was married seven years ago.

SIMPSON'S Defence. I was four hours before I could get a place to put them in; I at last took them to Middlesex-street; the carman said they should not be taken out till I paid him 12s. - a quarrel ensued; he said he would give information where the things were, and thinking them not altogether safe there, I said I would pawn them - the constable who searched me left 2l. in my fob; he said he had 2l. 13s.; I said, "You should have 4l. 13s., and if you have no more you have robbed me."

ROBERT TEASDALE. He said if I had not got 4l. 13s. I must have robbed him - I put my hand into his pocket, and found 2l. more.

ISAAC NEWTON . I saw this house before the execution was put in - it was stripped of every thing but the fixtures.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-48

229. JOSEPH JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of January , 1 till, value 10d.; 4 crowns, 24 half-crowns, 80 shillings, and 9 sixpences, the property of Thomas Saunders Tapping , in his dwelling-house .

MATILDA TAPPING . I am the daughter of Thomas Saunders Tapping, who lives in Grafton-street, Fitzroy-square . On the 4th of January, about half-past seven o'clock in the evening, I was in the parlour, behind the shop, and saw two men at the door; I looked again, and saw one of them just taking hold of the nob of the till, be

hind the counter; I ran into the shop - he pulled the till out, and ran out with it. I followed, and kept him in sight for fifty yards, when he put it down. I called Stop thief! took it up, and pursued no further; it contained 8l. 4s. 6d. in silver. The shop was lighted with gas, and I was not above three feet from him; he wore a black shiney cap, with fur upon it. I swear the prisoner is the man - I saw him through the glass door.

Q. You could only have seen him for a minute? A. I saw his face in the shop; a gentleman brought him back, and I was sure of him.

JAMES MALPAS . I am a butcher, and live in Fitzroy-market. I heard a cry of Stop thief! ran towards the place it proceeded from, and stopped the prisoner running through an archway of the market; he said, "Is it me? is it me?" and seemed flurried.

Prisoner's Defence. I heard an alarm, and ran up to see what was the matter; a butcher said, "You are the person" - I said, "Is it me?" The girl said the man was dressed in blue, but my dress was brown.

MATILDA TAPPING. I said it looked like blue, but it was dark.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-49

Before Lord Chief Baron Alexander.

230. WILLIAM SMITH and THOMAS DIMSDALE were indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of John Green , on the 16th of December , and stealing 3 live tame rabbits, price 9s., his property .

JOHN GREEN. I live in Mount Pleasant, near the City-road . On Friday, the 16th of December, about eight o'clock in the morning, I found the iron-grating of the front kitchen window broken, the sash forced open, and three rabbits were gone from the hutches, which were in the kitchen; I had seen it all safe between ten and eleven o'clock the night before; the railing and sash were secure. On the 21st I found my rabbits at St. Luke's watch-house, and am sure they were mine.

Cross-examined by MR. CARRINGTON. Q. At what time your house was broken open you do not know? A. No - it was light at eight o'clock.

JOHN TWEEDY . I am an officer. On the 21st of December, about nine o'clock in the morning, I was directed to No. 3, Edmond's-place, St. Luke's; I knocked - nobody opened the door. I opened the shutters, got in, and found the two prisoners up stairs, and four rabbits running about the room - they both said they did not know where they came from.

Cross-examined. Q. Did they not say they had purchased them? A. No.(Property produced and sworn to.)

SMITH'S Defence. I bought six in all at Newgate-market.

DIMSDALE'S Defence. We gave 2s. 6d. each for them.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-50

231. WILLIAM SMITH and THOMAS DIMSDALE were again indicted for stealing, on the 21st of December , 3 live pigs, price 8l., and 1 saddle, value 10s. , the goods of Jeremiah Compton .

JOHN TWEEDY . On the 21st of December Mr. Compton called upon me - I went with him to No. 3, Edmond's-place; we found the prisoners up stairs: I found a dead pig in a tub of water, being scalded; I found two more laying in the corner - one alive, and the other dead. The prisoners both said they did not know how they came there; I said it was very strange pigs should come there and they not know how - they then said a man had driven them in, and was to call for them at twelve o'clock. On handcuffing them I found their hands were quite damp - there was a pot of water by them, with blood and water in it, as if they had been washing their hands in it - we found a picklock-key and a hammer, which the pigs had been knocked at the head with - the hammer matched the bruises, and was all over blood, and so was a case-knife; the pigs appeared to have been first stunned, and then had their throats cut.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. What sort of a house is this? A. It has only two rooms. Two girls lived there besides the prisoners. I found the pigs in the lower room; the tub of water was up stairs. I saw nobody escape out of the roof.

JOHN PATTEN . I went with Tweedy - his account is correct. I found a picklock and a door key concealed under the floor - one of them opens the shed door where the pigs were stolen from, better than Mr. Compton's own. I found another picklock-key laying by the pig's nose. The hammer and knife were bloody.

ELIZA SLATER . I live in Turk's Head-court. On the 21st of November, about a quarter to seven o'clock in the morning, I was at the window, and saw Smith in the court, driving three pigs - I am certain of him.

Cross-examined. Q. How far do you live from where the pigs were found? A. About two minutes walk.

MARGARET CONNER . I live at No. 10, Edmond's-place. On the 21st of December, about five minutes to seven o'clock in the morning, I was in my room, and heard a person going up the court - I opened the window, looked out, and saw that person return down the court, and stand by the side of his own door - it was Dimsdale. I saw Smith drive three pigs into the house, where they both live. I went into the house afterwards, and found a saddle, which I gave to Moore.

Cross-examined. Q. He was going from his own place then returned, and a man drove the pigs in? A. Yes - he had been up the court to shut the gate at the end.

ALEXANDER MOORE . I produce the saddle.

Cross-examined. Q. How far is Mr. Compton's house from where the pigs were found? A. About half a mile. Slater lives about two minutes walk from Mr. Compton's.

JEREMIAH COMPTON. I went with Tweedy to the house. The saddle and pigs were mine.

EDWARD SKATE . I am servant to Mr. Compton. I saw the pigs and saddle safe at eleven o'clock at night on the 20th of December, and double locked the door.

SMITH'S Defence. The people who live down stairs asked me to help them to get the pigs in.

DIMSDALE'S Defence. That young girl's brother was taken, and she said she would swear any thing to get him off.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 17.

DIMSDALE - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-51

London Cases, Second Jury.

Before Mr. Recorder.

232. THOMAS NAVIN was indicted for stealing, 1 gown, value 3s., the goods of Ann Prater ; and a gown, value 20s. , the goods of Dinah Benjamin .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-52

233. WILLIAM HARTELL and JOHN MILLS were indicted for stealing, on the 15th of December , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of George Taylor , from his person .

GEORGE TAYLOR. I live in Change-alley, and am clerk to Messrs. Bond and Co. On the 15th of December, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was going up Holborn ; an officer spoke to me, and I missed my handkerchief. The officer took me towards Furnival's Inn, where he took the prisoners, and produced my handkerchief. I had not got out of the City.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you see Hartell that night? A. Yes; he did not appear intoxicated.

WILLIAM COLTON . I am a constable of Clerkenwell. I was on Holborn with Jordan, and saw Mr. Taylor - the prisoners were following him from Holborn-hill; I watched them; I was on the opposite side. I saw Mills take something from Mr. Taylor's pocket, by Castle-street - I crossed, and told Mr. Taylor - the prisoners were then crossing - we followed them. I took Hartell, and Jordan took Mills - I found the handkerchief in Hartell's hat.

Cross-examined. Q. Did Hartell appear intoxicated? A. When he had been some time at the watch-house I thought he had been drinking, but he knew what he was about.(Property produced and sworn to.)

HARTELL - GUILTY . Aged 19.

MILLS - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260112-53

234. JAMES WEBSTER was indicted for stealing, on the 12 of January , 3lbs. of candles, value 1s. 6d., the goods of Ford Hale , his master .

FORD HALE. I am a tallow chandler , and live in Cannon-street . The prisoner worked for me in his over-time, which he had from the London Docks. On the evening of the 12th of January, about twenty minutes past nine o'clock, when the other men were gone to supper, he remained behind in the cotton room - my young man gave me information - I followed him when he left the premises and overtook him about two doors off, and found 3lbs. of candles in his inside pocket; he had been three months with me; he said "Pray let me go."

THOMAS COLLINS . I am ward beadle, and received him in charge - he begged to be let go.

JOHN ALLEY . I am an apprentice to Mr. Hale. I was watching, and saw the prisoner go to a box in the cotton room, were potatoes are kept, and take something out. I told my master; I afterwards saw him go to the warehouse but did not see him take any thing. He had no business there.

EDWARD COX . I am shopman to Mr. Hale. I was stationed to watch, opposite the house, and saw the prisoner come out - I saw the candles found upon him.

Prisoner. I hope you will be as lenient as possible.

GUILTY . Aged 37.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-54

235. JOHN WINN was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of December , a pair of shoes, value 5s. , the goods of George Joseph Ford .

GEORGE JOSEPH FORD. I am a shoemaker , and live in Field-lane, Holborn . On Sunday, the 25th of December, at nine o'clock, my door was open; I was busy in the shop - the prisoner came in and took a pair of shoes off the rail, as if to look at them, and in a minute he put them inside his coat, buttoned it up, and was going out - I asked what he wanted - he said a pair of boots; I opened his coat, and took these shoes out of his pocket - he said he had bought them.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming by - they called me in to buy a pair of shoes; I took a pair in my hand, turned round to try them on, and he asked what I was about.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Seven Days .

Reference Number: t18260112-55

236. JOHN GOLDING was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of January , 130 yards of chintz bed lace, value 2s. , the goods of James Chadwick , Robert Chadwick , and David Scott .

ROBERT CHADWICK. I live in Little Love-lane , and am in partnership with James Chadwick, and David Scott. On the 2d of January, about half-past twelve o'clock at noon, I stood in an inner room on the first floor, and the witness brought the prisoner in with a gross of bed lace - he denied all knowledge of it.

WILLIAM MAPPERLEY . I am servant to the prosecutors. On the 2d of January I was coming out of the room and saw the prisoner - I caught him on the landing place, and heard this parcel of lace drop from him; he said he came to inquire for Mr. Johnson, and that he knew nothing of the parcel; he was going down stairs.

Prisoner's Defence. A man said he would give me a penny to go and ask if Mr. Johnson lived there.

GUILTY . Aged 12.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-56

237. SARAH BUCHANAN was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of December , 4 table spoons, value 2l.; 2 dessert spoons, value 20s.; 2 table cloths, value 3l., and 2 sheets, value 12s., the goods of Frederick Wiltshire , her master, in his dwelling house .

MESSRS. ALLEY and PAYNE conducted the prosecution.

MR. FREDERICK WILTSHIRE. I live at No. 34, Poultry . The prisoner was my cook and housekeeper . I missed this property on Saturday week; she has been five years and a half with me; I called on her at Giltspur-street, prison, where she was confined, to knew if she wanted any of her clothes; I asked her what had become of six spoons - she said they should be returned to me; I asked if there was any thing more; she said there were two sheets, and all should be returned; I missed a pair of sheets upon examining; I found the property at Guildhall; these things were my own property.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. Did she send

any communication to you about the property before you went to her? A. Certainly not; I went to make inquiry of her as well as to offer her linen; I said nothing to induce her to say any thing. I have heard she was connected with a fortune-teller; my spoons and table cloths were returned, with some sheets, which were not mine, but were as good. I am single, and she acted as my housekeeper - she is a widow, and, I believe, has three children.

MR. THOMAS MASSEY. I am in partnership with Mr. Wiltshire, but not in this property. I accompanied him to the Compter; he asked her about some spoons, and two table cloths, which she said should be returned. Mr. Teague cautioned him not to have them returned except through the officer.

WILLIAM SCOURFIELD . I am turnkey of the Compter. On Monday, between six and seven o'clock, a person knocked at the door, and gave me a parcel to give to the prisoner - I gave it to Copeland.

THOMAS COPELAND . I am an officer of Giltspur-street. Scourfield gave me a parcel which I gave to Harrison - it was opened in the prisoner's presence - she said it was Mr. Wiltshire's property - that she had lent it, and sent for it to return - this was on Tuesday.

ANTHONY HARRISON . I am a marshalman. On Tuesday, the 10th of January, I received the property from Copeland.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I took the liberty of lending them.

GUILTY. Aged 50. Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Confined Two Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-57

238. ELIZA MATILDA MORRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 29th July , a piece of printed cotton, containing 20 yards, value 20s. the goods of Frederick Wiltshire and Thomas Massey .

MR. FREDERICK WILTSHIRE. I am in partnership with Thomas Massey, we are Manchester warehouseman , and live in the Poultry . In July we missed twenty-one pieces of printed cotton - we counted them again next morning, and four more pieces containing twenty-eight yards each were gone; we applied to Harrison, the marshalman. I had officers on the watch, and at the end of August we missed eighteen more pieces.

Cross-examined by MR. PRENDERGAST. Q. It must have been stolen by some person on your premises? A. I presume so - they must have entered the warehouse to get it. I often slept out - nobody could enter without being let in by some person within; I never saw the prisoner there.

COURT. Q. The last prisoner was in your service at this time? A. She was my Lord.

BENJAMIN HELMSLEY . I am warehouseman to the prosecutor. In July last I missed property; we sell a single piece.

Cross-examined. Q. How many men servants are there? A. About five - they all have access to the goods; I and the clerk sleep in the house.

PHILLIS JOHNSON . I first knew the prisoner in November - she came to lodge with me at No. 32, Great Sutton-street - we became intimate; she informed me that Mrs. Buchanan had been a particular friend of her's, and the sole support of herself and former husband, for when she could not give her money, she gave her her master's prints and cottons, which she tore into lengths, and pawned at different pawnbrokers, and burnt the tickets to avoid detection; that Buchanan lived with a Mr. W. in the City, but she did not say where. I had often heard her talk of going to Mrs. B. in Newgate-street, by which I knew she meant Buchanan, and one night she sent her daughter to Mrs. Buchanan in the City for a bundle - her daughter returned, and could not find it; she and her mother had words, and she told me what a stupid girl she must be, as there was a board up close by to say where Mr. W. had removed to; next night she went herself, as she told me, and saw Mrs. Buchanan, but she had company, and she was to go the next night. I then went myself to find out Mr. W., to inform him she was coming for a parcel - I at last found Mr. W., who had removed to the Poultry, and Buchanan lived there; I told the clerk the prisoner was to call, and told him what she had told me - that when the officers were walking on the opposite side of the way, she went to Mr. W's., and brought the prints away, wrapped round her body, after eight o'clock at night. I once wanted some shirt frills for my son - she said she had plenty in pawn; about three weeks ago she went to Hatton-garden to swear to the loss of some duplicates, and when she returned, she said she had settled it all comfortably.

Q. Did she ever say she had been at the prosecutor's house? A. She said she had been in the warehouse several times - that their stock was immense, and a little could not be missed.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you not understand from her that the bundles were ready for her when she called? A. No. I never asked her a question, it was all said voluntarily - she told me she knew where to find the things, that they were between the bed and mattress. I gave information as soon as I knew where to find the prosecutors.

Q. How do you get your living? A. I have two houses in St. James's walk left me by my father. I kept a butcher's shop till within the last six weeks, and have books with 4 or 500l. of debts on them; I am a widow, and have six children; when I want money I collect a few debts - no single women lodges in the house, except the prisoner's daughter. I occasionally lent the prisoner 1l., and she got communicatlve with me; she represented herself as my sister, but she is not. I had no quarrel with her - I should be afraid to have words with her. I wished her to leave my house - she has abused me, and used very improper language, but if she was abusive at night she was civil next morning - she was not quite sober, and I excused it. I gave her notice to quit several times, she said I must give her regular notice, and I must wait till quarter day to do so.

COURT. Q. How long before you gave information had you learnt who Mr. W. meant? A. I did not know till I went on a Thursday night in November, and read it on the board in Newgate-street.

WILLIAM SLANNARD . I am servant to Mr. Wiltshire; I have seen a person resembling the prisoner at the house three or four times - she came to see Buchanan, and went into the kitchen to her. I believe it to be her.

WILLIAM BURRIDGE . I was in the prosecutor's employ, and have seen the prisoner visiting Buchanan two or three times.

Q. How do you know her? A. From her manner of speech. I do not speak to her features.

MR. MASSEY. When the prisoner was apprehended I saw her searched, fifty-six duplicates were found on her; she said, "If any of those duplicates belong to Mr. W's. property, I will eat my head." I asked who she meant by W., she said, "I mean Buchanan's master, Mr. Wiltshire." Mr. Wiltshire's name had not been mentioned at that time.

Cross-examined. Q. Where did you see her? A. At Great Sutton-street - Buchanan had then been about an hour in custody; she did not know who I was.

ANTHONY HARRISON . I am a marshalman. I went to the prisoner's house, and directly the door was open I ran to the bureau and pulled out some duplicates. I said,"Here are plenty of duplicates;" she said there was no property there belonging to Mr. W. Mr. Massey asked her some questions, but I was busy searching, and did not attend to them. I did not tell her Buchanan was in custody till afterward.

Prisoner's Defence. When he came in he asked if I knew Buchanan; and when the duplicates were found, I said, "If there is any of Mr. W's. property there, I will eat my head." What Johnson has said is false. I knew her five years ago, but have not seen her for three years till lately, when an intimacy commenced, and she proposed our taking a house together; quarrels ensued in consequence of men going in and out at all hours - I was informed the house would be indicted. I certainly told her I was going to see Buchanan, and if she had no money she would let me have other things, as she often lent me clothes to pawn.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-58

239. JOHN BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of December , a handkerchief, value 2s. 6d., the goods of Samuel Gardener , from his person .

MR. SAMUEL GARDENER. I live in Upper Charlotte-street, and am a merchant . On the 21st of December, about seven o'clock in the evening, I was in Fleet-street , going to the theatre - the officer gave me information by St. Bride's church - he had my handkerchief in his hand, and was holding the prisoner.

HENRY HUGHES . I am a lapidary. I was on the opposite side of Fleet-street, and observed the prisoner in company with two others, following the prosecutor, and trying his pockets several times. I saw Hesketh, and told him I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief from the pocket and put it under his coat; I ran over, collared him, and said, "You won't leave this gave off;" his companions ran away in different directions. I took the handkerchief from him.

JOHN HESKETH . I am a day patrol. I was on duty and observed the prisoner and two others following the prosecutor with another gentleman, he attempted his pockets several times - Hughes ran and took him, and gave me the handkerchief.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260112-59

NEW COURT. (1st DAY.)

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

240. WILLIAM ARROW was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of December , one snuff-box, value 40s., the goods of Cuthbert Singleton , from his person .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . Aged 46.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-60

241. JAMES SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of January , 5 brushes, value 5s. , the goods of Thomas Woodham .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . Aged 24

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-61

242. DANIEL FERRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of September , 30lbs. weight of cochineal, value 27l. , the goods of John Pearce .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-62

243. MARY BAILEY was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of November , one shawl, value 2s., the goods of Mary Munsell , from her person .

The prosecutrix did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-63

244. MARY ANN HANNAM was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of December , 1 bag, value 2d.; 3 sovereigns; 2 half-crowns, and 13 shillings, the goods of Henry Roach Gibbon , from his person .

HENRY ROACH GIBBON. I live in Portman-street, Portman-square, and am a carver . On the morning of the 20th of December I met the prisoner under the Piazzas of Covent-garden, about half-past twelve o'clock; I had been at a public-house with some friends; I had a purse in my right hand breeches pocket with 3l. 18s. in it, which I had seen safe about six o'clock; when I left the public-house I paid the reckoning with some loose silver; I am certain the purse was in my pocket about two minutes before I met the prisoner, she persuaded me to go with her to her house, which I did. I awoke in the morning and she was gone - I then missed my money from my purse, my watch, which I had laid on the window seat, and my shoes. I came down and found her on the stairs - I told her I had lost my watch and money; she did not deny having taken it, but grinned and laughed at me. I said I was very desirous of having the watch as it was a keep-sake, and she told a child to go and get it; a woman, who was there, said, if I would go with her she would tell me where the money was deposited; that it was in the hands of a publican. I asked the landlady to let me have a pair of shoes, and went with the prisoner to Pearce, who gave her one sovereign and some silver - I then gave charge of her; I had not given her any money.

WILLIAM PEARCE . I keep the One Tun public-house,

in One Tun-court. On the morning of the 20th of December the prisoner left two sovereigns with my wife - she came some time afterwards with another person, and had a quartern of gin, and changed one of them - she took away all the change except 5s.; she came again with the prosecutor, and I gave her the 1l. 5s. which was then in my hands; the prosecutor wished her to give it to him; she was very tipsy and refused to do so.

JANE PHIPPS . I am landlady of the house in which the prisoner lives. On the morning of the 20th of December she paid me one sovereign, two shillings, and four sixpences for rent.

THOMAS MITCHELL . I am a street-keeper; I searched the prisoner, and found 3s. 6d. in silver, two penny pieces, and two halfpence on her, and after that I found two half-crowns and one sovereign.

Prisoner's Defence. He asked me to have something to drink - we went and had some liquor - he then asked me to take him home, which I did - he gave me 2l. 15s. I found two sovereigns, in between the shillings which he gave me.

HENRY ROACH GIBBON re-examined. I did not give her any thing; I have no recollection of going to any public-house with her; I was sober enough to know what I was doing when I went to her lodgings.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-64

Before Mr. Serjeant Arabin.

245. WILLIAM JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of December , 40 yards of flannel, value 20s., the goods of Jacob Blake , privately in his shop .

JACOB BLAKE. I am a haberdasher , and live in St. Martin's-lane . On the 13th of December this flannel was taken from my shop - I was out at the time.

JOHN MASON . I am a constable. On the 13th of December, about six o'clock in the evening, I was on duty in St. Martin's-lane, about a quarter of a mile from the prosecutor's shop; I saw the prisoner cross over with this flannel on his shoulder; I asked him where he got it - he said from Fleet-street, but he was going toward Fleet-street, and I took him to the office. I found on the Following evening that Mr. Blake had lost it.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. A gentleman came up to me in Fleet-street, and gave it me to carry; and when I was stopped I found he had absconded.

GUILTY. Aged 25. Of stealing only . - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-65

246. MARY TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of January , 2 bed gowns, value 4s.; one pinafore, value 1s.; 1 pair of gloves, value 1s.; 1 handkerchief, value 2s.; one veil, value 3s., and 1 book, value 1s., the goods of John Davis , her master .

JOHN DAVIS. I live in Bear-street - I am a cooper ; the prisoner lived with me as servant for about three weeks; on the 2d of January, she said she should leave that evening - and in the evening seemed to be in a great hurry to go, and wanted my wife to settle with her. I said to my wife, "You had better go up stairs and see that your drawers are safe;" the prisoner then went out with a bundle.

ELIZA HUDSON . I live at Mr. Odey's coffee-shop, in Bear-street; the prisoner came into my master's shop on the 2d of January, and asked me to get her a cup of coffee and a slice of bread and butter - she told me to take care of this bundle - she then went out. I afterwards gave the same bundle to Mr. Thomas Davis.

THOMAS DAVIS . I went to Mr. Odey's coffee-house after the prisoner came back for her wages, and got the bundle from Hudson, and gave it to my father - it was given to the constable.

ISAAC PIKE . I am a constable; this is the bundle which was delivered to me.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-66

247. WILLIAM HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of December , 1 half-crown, and 15 shillings, the monies of William Turnbull , from his person .

WILLIAM TURNBULL. I am a silversmith , and live in Middlesex-street, Somer's-town. I was at Drury-lane Theatre on the 26th of December, about the time the doors were opened - I was entering the two shilling gallery from Russell-street, and in the passage I felt a person's hand in my pocket - there were a great many persons about. I had 17s. 6d. in silver in my right hand breeches' pocket, just as I entered the door; there was a half-crown, and the rest in shillings and sixpences. I caught the prisoner's hand as he was drawing the money out of my pocket, and handing it to another person - some of it fell on the ground; as soon as I said "I am robbed, and this is the man," some one struck me on the head, and knocked my hat over my eyes. I am certain the money fell from his hand while I had hold of him; I am quite sure he is the man.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you let go of his hand till you gave him into custody? A. I let go of his hand, but did not let him go. I sung out for a constable in the theatre, and could not find one - I had got round the corner into Drury-lane, when I gave charge of him; the watch-house keeper sent me out of the watch-house - but I was not drunk; I had dined at home, and had not been into any public-house. I accused the constable of taking money from the prisoner in going to the watch-house; I did not say first that I had lost 7s. and then 9s. - I said 7s. 6d., and then I checked myself and said 17s. 6d. I was perplexed a little - I had a friend with me; I did not hear him say the prisoner was not the man.

EDWARD BOWLER . I am a baker, and live at the corner of Russell-court, Drury-lane - I have been a constable four months; the prisoner was given into my charge; the prosecutor said he had robbed him at the entrance of Drury-lane Theatre. I think he said of 7s. or 10s. - and he insisted upon my taking him to the watch-house or to Bow-street - he was very tipsy, and prevaricated very much in his story - and his friend said he did not think the prisoner was the man; I took him to Bow-street - there were several officers there, some of whom said I should go out and settle it, for if I took him before the Magistrate, he would reprimand me for bringing a drunken man there - I then took him to St. Martin's watch-house.

Cross-examined. Q. Are you a master-baker? A. Yes. The prosecutor had a person with him, who was more sober than he was, and his friend said he did not

think the prisoner was the man; he said he had lost 7s. and 10s. - I do not think he mentioned 17s. at all. I took him first to a public-house, to settle it; and then we set off to go the watch-house, and met the keeper. The prisoner and I went in there, the prosecutor followed us, but the watch-house-keeper saw that he and his friend were drunk, and he pushed them out again. The prisoner went on very quietly with me, and declared he knew nothing about the robbery. As we were going along Henrietta-street the prosecutor and his friend came up, and said, "It is all over - let go of the prisoner;" I said I would not - I had got the man in custody; he said, "You are doing wrong - it is a bubble altogether," and I considered he alluded to my being connected with the prisoner - we then turned back, and went to St. Paul's watch-house, Covent-garden, and afterwards to Bow-street; the prosecutor stated there that I was going along with the prisoner, and he thought I had got some of the money. I offered to be searched, but Sir Richard Birnie would not allow it. The prisoner was very sober, and wished to be searched, and 14s. 6d. was found upon him.

COURT. Q. What distance is your house from the Theatre? A. About fifty yards - I have lived there about nine months. Though the prosecutor was drunk, and prevaricated about the amount of the money, he did not prevaricate about the prisoner being the man. It was the prosecutor who said it was of no use going on. It was the officer at Bow-street who said it was no use taking a drunken a man in, and I had better go and settle it. The prosecutor refused to come into that measure; we did go the same night before Sir Richard Birnie - he was not angry, but took the prosecutor's testimony, and committed the prisoner - it appeared to me very extraordinary, and it does so now. Sir Richard Birnie told him two or three times to hold his tongue, for a drunken fool. Neither I nor any of the officers told the Magistrate that we had proposed he should not be troubled with the case. I thought the prisoner was as innocent as I was, but I thought it my duty to keep him, as a constable. There were so many officers, I could not tell the names of those who gave me this advice.

WILLIAM TURNBULL re-examined. Q. Had you been at any public-house that day? A. No. I am a single man, and had been at home with my friends. I had not been drinking. I went to the Theatre to keep out of the way of drinking. Sir Richard Birnie accused me of being drunk, but I told him I was not, and he afterwards took my deposition. I cannot remember whether I signed it, but it has my signature to it, and I was not there afterwards.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You were so sober that you cannot remember whether you signed the deposition or not? A. No; but I was not there afterwards. I had drank nothing but water all day - my friend was close behind me at the entrance of the Theatre - he did not tell me he thought I was wrong about the prisoner. There was a woman in Mr. Bowler's shop, but I did not notice her.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going along Drury-lane, the prosecutor and another man came up, and said,"You have picked my pocket;" I said, "What do you mean?" and his friend said, "Are you an Englishman?" I said, "Yes" - then he said, "You will not mind going before a Magistrate" - I said, "No." We then went into the baker's-shop, and I was given in charge.

JANE CLARKE . I am married, and lodge at Mr. Bowler's. On the evening of the 26th of December I met the prisoner and the prosecutor coming into the shop - the prosecutor was drunk in my opinion - any one looking at him must have seen he was drunk; he called the person who was with him his brother; Mr. Bowler said, "What do you want? - do you want to give charge of this man?" the prosecutor said, "I have been robbed of 7s. or 10s.," and his friend leaned over the counter, and said to Mr. Bowler,"For myself, I don't think he is the man, but he pointed him out to me, and I held him;" the prisoner did not make the least appearance of wanting to escape. Mr. Bowler asked him if he had any objection to go before the Magistrate - he said No; he appeared perfectly sober, and so did the prosecutor's brother. Mr. Bowler is single, and I minded his shop for him while he went - I have lived there about nine months.

JURY to WILLIAM TURNBULL. Q. Was there any money in the prisoner's hand after you heard some drop? - A. I cannot say that, but after we got out he asked me to let go of his hand, which I did, and he put it towards his pocket; I do not know whether he put any thing into his pocket.

JURY to EDWARD BOWLER. Q. Where was the money taken from? A. I think some was taken from each of his pockets.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-67

248. THOMAS ADAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of January , 1 tub, value 6d., and 50lbs. weight of butter, value 30s. , the goods of Joseph Greives and James Greives .

ANGELIOUS BERTRAUN . I am an officer. On the 2d of January, about half-past six o'clock in the evening, I was under the Piazzas of Covent-garden , and saw the prisoner and a companion take a tub of butter from the tail of a cart - the prisoner carried it, and I took him into custody - he put it down, and began to fight; his companion then came up, and began to strike me very hard on the head and face, and rescued him; I saw him run up James-street. I called Stop thief! and he was taken. I had him in charge in about five minutes afterwards; I knew him before.

Prisoner. Q. Where was I when you first took me? - A. Behind the tail of the cart - you dropped the butter and struck me - you ran up James-street, and I took you into custody in Hart-street, when another witness had got you.

JAMES GORDON . I am a tea-dealer, and live in James-street. I was standing in my shop, and heard the cry of Stop thief! I saw the prisoner running from the cry - I followed, and he was taken in Phoenix-alley; I came up with him, and was immediately surrounded by a gang - one of whom gave me a desperate blow on the head; the constable came up, and took charge of the prisoner.

Prisoner. Q. Did the officer run with you to take me? A. No - my brother and myself followed you - you said you were in the King's Head public-house, and heard the cry of Stop thief! you came quietly till we came to the corner of Hart-street, where we were surrounded by a des

perate gang - the officer came up there, and took you. I had you by the collar, and you bit my finger.

WILLIAM WHITMALL . I am in the employ of Joseph and James Greives, cheesemongers , who live near Covent-garden; I had the charge of their cart, in which was a tub, with 50lbs. of butter; I looked at the tail of my cart at the corner of James-street, and it was all right. I went on towards King-street, and missed it soon afterwards; I looked round, and saw it in the care of the officer.

Prisoner's Defence. I had a pint of porter at the King's Head - I then was walking under the Piazzas, and heard the cry of Stop thief! I ran down James-street into Feathers-court; I was there stopped by two persons, who said I was the thief; I said, "What do you mean? - I am in pursuit of the thief." I came with them quietly to the end of Hart-street, when the officer came up, and I was taken.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-68

249. ELIZA WELCH was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of January , 1 pig's head, value 1s. 6d. , the goods of George Best, the elder .

GEORGE BEST, JUN . I live with my father, George Best, a poulterer , who lives in Goodge-street . On the 4th of January I was opposite our house, and saw the prisoner walking by three or four times; I then saw her cross the road, to a clothes-shop - she then crossed back again, and took a pig's head out of our window; she then went to the shop door, and looked in - there was no one there, and she went on - I crossed over, and took her.

Prisoner's Defence. What he has said is false - his father and mother were in the shop. I took the head, and went to the shop door - the witness came, and took hold of me, and said I was going to steal it.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-69

250. JOHN BRIGHT was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of December , 1 metal cock, value 1s. 4d. , the goods of Henry Meux and others, his partners.

WILLIAM FORTEY . I am a Thames Police surveyor. - I met the prisoner and another man in Stacey-street, St. Giles's, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening of the 21st of December, about half a mile from Meux's brewhouse; the prisoner had this cock underneath his jacket; I followed him to the shop of a plumber, named Conniss, in Long-acre - while he was at the door I took him by the collar, and knocked at the door; Conniss came down - I asked if he knew the prisoner - he said he had seen him. but he was not in his employ. I then asked if he knew this cock - he said No. The prisoner then said he got it from a house at the west end of the town. I took him into custody.

THOMAS BRIDGMAN . I am clerk to Henry Meux and Co. The prisoner was a labourer , sent from Messrs. Young's and Co., to take down some vats at our store-house; I saw him at work on the evening of the 21st of December, about six o'clock, and on the following morning I received information, and went into the store-house - I missed two of the cocks which had been fixed in vats - I believe this to be one of them. I have the screw, which fits it exactly.

Prisoner's Defence. I was returning home and the cock was given to me to sell; I took it to the plumber's-shop.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-70

251. HANNAH CRONN and HANNAH BARRY were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of December , 84lbs. weight of iron, value 16s. , the goods of Thomas Gladstone , Thomas Snook , and Thomas Tempest .

THOMAS MOODY . I am a Thames Police officer. I was coming up the river, in a Police boat, between three and four o'clock on the 16th of December, and saw Barry coming out of a long boat, with something in her apron - I went ashore, and found the two prisoners close together, with another woman, who dropped a bundle of nails, and got away; I found on Barry 34lbs. of nails, and in the bag which Cronin had I found 3lbs. There was a vessel about twenty yards off, out of which Barry had come. I went on board, and found she was loaded with nails.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q. On what part of the river were you? A. I was next the shore - the tide was down. It is customary for poor women to go down to get bits of wood and other things.

THOMAS EDWARD SNOOK . I am in the employ of Thomas Gladstone, Thomas Snook, and Thomas Tempest. I had ordered a vessel to be loaded with nails. When the prisoners were in custody I went down, and found a quarter of a hundred weight missing from one of the bags; I believe these to be some of them - they are exactly similar. I cannot absolutely swear to them.

CRONIN - GUILTY . Aged 30.

BARRY - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Recommended to Mercy by the Prosecutors and Jury.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260112-71

252. THOMAS HEWITT was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of October , 3 sovereigns, and 10 shillings, the monies of Daniel Mahoney ; also, on the 10th of September , a 5l. Bank note , the property of William Maycock .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . Aged 23.

Reference Number: t18260112-72

253. THOMAS HEWITT was again indicted for stealing, on the 10th of September , 40 shillings , the monies of Emanuel Passmore .

EMANUEL PASSMORE. I keep the Rising Sun public-house, St. Pancras . About the 7th of September the prisoner came to my house with a paper, which he put into my hand, and desired me to read; I found it to be a sort of agreement drawn up, without a seal to it. I asked him what he meant, and he said he was about to commence a very extensive job for the Archbishop of Canterbury, and to build two first rate houses, and some store-houses, and as I was in the building line he wished me to undertake it. I took him into the parlour and questioned him about it; he afterwards went away, saying he would call again, which he did on the following Friday; he again asked me to undertake the job, and I thought there might be some truth in it. I gave him some bread and cheese, and gin and water, and he asked if I would allow him to pay his men at my house; I said Yes; he said he had a gang of excavators at work at Battle-bridge; he came on the Saturday evening - he took out a book and began writing in it; he asked me to give him 2l. in change, which I laid

down on the table, and he said he would give me a note for it in a minute, but when I turned round he was gone. I never intended to part with my change till I had got the note.

SAMUEL PROCTOR . I am steward to His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury. The prisoner is quite a stranger to me.

NATHANIEL BIRNIE . I am an officer, and apprehended the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-73

254. JAMES HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of October , 800 bricks, value 1l. 12s. , the goods of William Hobson .

GEORGE ERITH . I am clerk to William Hobson, a brick-maker . The prisoner was employed to take bricks for him to different places . On the 17th of October I gave him a ticket for 800, which he was to take to Messrs. Priddle's, in Middleton-square. I did not see them loaded.

WILLIAM WARREN . I loaded the 800 bricks on the 17th of October, about three o'clock in the afternoon - the prisoner had a ticket for them - he might have got to Middleton-square in about an hour.

ELIAS REDFERN . I am in the employ of Messrs. Priddle. I was the only man to see the bricks delivered that day; these 800 bricks were not delivered; the prisoner was not there at all that afternoon; he sent the delivery ticket on the Tuesday following, by a man - I said I was positive there were no such bricks delivered - he then came himself, but I would not take it.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did it state on the ticket that they should have been delivered on the 17th? A. Yes; and the prisoner said he had delivered them on the spot, but there being no person there to take the ticket he was forced to take it away; but I knew they had not come; I had only left the yard at twelve o'clock, to take my dinner at the Woolpack, which is just opposite, and I could see the yard all the time; there was a bricklayer and a labourer at work there; nine or ten loads of bricks were delivered that day, but I am sure the prisoner brought none; when the bricks were delivered the carter delivered the tickets, which I gave my master the same evening - I was there from three o'clock till six.

Prisoner's Defence. I have delivered bricks scores and scores of times, when there has been no person to take the tickets - I delivered these bricks, and took the ticket next day.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Confined Two Months and Publicly Whipped .

Reference Number: t18260112-74

255. THOMAS SPEARS was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of September , six pairs of boots, value 30s. , the goods of James Jobson .

JOHN HUGHES . On the 30th of December, about half-past four o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner, whom I knew before, and William Pyle , looking into Mr. Jobson's shop - then they crossed the way - Pyle stopped while the prisoner went and took something from Mr. Jobson's, which he put under his coat, and ran away with - I went and told Mr. Jobson; the prisoner was taken the same evening - he used to stand at the corner of Seymour-street, selling chesnuts .

JOSEPH BARTLETT . I saw the prisoner go and put his hands across, and take something from Jobson's door - he put it under his coat and ran away.

JAMES JOBSON. I am a shoemaker . I missed six or seven pairs of boys' boots, which had been tied safe at my door about ten minutes before. The lad came and told me they were taken - I have not seen them since.

THOMAS HOOPER . I am an officer, and took the prisoner into custody.

Prisoner's Defence. I had not been near the shop.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-75

256. JOHN THOMAS VAUGHAN was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of December , 1 pewter pot, value 1s., the goods of Edward Inks ; 1 pewter pot, value 2s., the goods of James Lowder , and 1 pewter pot, value 10d. the goods of Francis Merritt .

MARY INKS . I keep the Portman Arms public-house, at the corner of Quebec-street, Mary-le-bone . My husband's name is Edward. I brought in the prisoner from the door of my house, and found a pot in his hat, and some of my neighbours' pots on him.

JOSEPH HOLDING . I work in a stable in the New Road. I was sitting in the tap-room, and saw the prisoner put the pot into his hat.

JAMES LOWDER. I keep the Buffalo's head, Mary-le-bone . I have seen the prisoner at my house repeatedly - I have lost twelve dozen of pots within this two months - this pot is mine.

FRANCIS MERRITT. I keep a public-house in the New Road - I have often seen the prisoner at my house - this pot is mine. GUILTY . Aged 70.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-76

257. HENRY WHITE was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of November , 1 coat, value 3l., and an umbrella, value 2s. , the goods of Simon Westlake .

SIMON WESTLAKE. I am a coach trimmer , and live in Lower Grosvenor-street . When I returned home on the 26th of November, my wife gave me information, and I took the prisoner into custody when I met him; he had been errand-boy where I had lived, but I had not seen him for two years; he owned he had taken these articles, and said if I would go with him he would get them.

ELIZABETH WESTLAKE . I am the wife of the prosecutor. The prisoner came about half-past three o'clock on the 26th of November, and said he came from my husband, who wanted his black coat and umbrella, as he was going to the Archbishop of Canterbury's with three men, whose names he mentioned; I rather doubted it, but as I knew they were in the habit of going to the Archbishop's, I delivered them to him. I did not know him but he appeared to know me.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q. How long was he in your company? A. About five minutes. I can swear positively to his person.

Prisoner's Defence. I had been out of work eight months, and four months out of that time in the hospital.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-77

258. SARAH MOSELEY was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of December , 1 pair of trousers, value 4s.; 2 shirts, value 10s.; 2 spoons, value 6s., and 1 handkerchief, value 2s. the goods of John Adam Cooke , her master .

JOHN ADAM COOKE. I live in Great Titchfield-street . The prisoner was in my service about six months; she left me on Thursday, the 29th of November, and the next morning my wife missed these things.

CHARLES CLARKE . I am servant to Mr. Bailey, a pawnbroker, of Great Portland-street. I have two shirts, two spoons, and a handkerchief, which were all pawned by the prisoner at different times in November.

HENRY HALL . I am a pawnbroker. I have a pair of trousers pawned by a female.

GEORGE AVIS . The prisoner was delivered to me on the 24th of December, and the duplicates found on her.

GUILTY - Aged 33.

Strongly recommended to Mercy. - Confined 3 Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-78

259. THOMAS BLACKMORE was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of December , 1 coat, value 7s.; 1 pair of trousers, value 3s.; 1 handkerchief, value 2s.; 1 basin, value 2d., and 1 basket, value 6d., the goods of John Hailing , from his person .

JOHN HAILING. I am clerk to John Maberley and Co. I was in Holborn about two o'clock in the morning of the 25th of December; I was a little in liquor, but knew what I was about; I was going towards Little Mary-le-bone-street, with a basket, and a coat tied up in a handkerchief, and various little articles in it - the basket was suddenly snatched from me, and I had a violent push, which staggered me, and I fell on one knee; it was a very moonlight morning, and I saw a person running - I cried Stop thief! and ran as fast as I could; the watchman joined in the pursuit, and when we got to Holborn-bars, the watchman cried out "Take care of your parcel, and I will take the man." I stumbled against the parcel and fell - I got up and took it up, and again ran after the prisoner. In about two minutes I heard the watchman say "It is all right - we have got him."

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q. Where had you been? A. Into Thames-street; I had been drinking - I did not say "That is not the man" - I said I could not swear to him as I had not seen his face.

THOMAS MAGRATH . I am a watchman. I was at the end of Middle-row, and saw the prisoner running with a bundle, and another person following him, crying Stop thief! I pursued and took him in Middle-row - the prosecutor came up and fell over the bundle; he was not out of my sight after he dropped the bundle.

JAMES BOSTOCK . I was on duty, and heard the rattle - I saw Magrath run up Middle-row - I went the other way, and met the prisoner, with Magrath at his heels - he was running fast, and no person was before him - he said why did I stop him - he was not the person.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you seize another man? A. No; two Irishmen came up and said "That is not the man, it is this man;" I took the man they pointed out, but he was set at liberty at the watch-house; there might be half a dozen people.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming down Holborn, and saw the watchman with a man in custody - I went up to him, and he let go of the man and took me - I had been walking slowly.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-79

260. DANIEL HENEY was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of January , 1 handkerchief, value 1s. 6d., the goods of John Addison Carr , from his person .

JOHN ADDISON CARR. I was in Piccadilly on the evening of the 9th of January - I felt some difference in my coat - I turned round, and found a lad with my handkerchief in his hand - he said he had picked it up - I cannot say whether it had fallen.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-80

261. ELIZABETH MEDCALFE was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of December , 2 blankets, value 5s.; 1 milk jug, value 6d., and one towel, value 2d., the goods of Martha Roach , in a lodging room, let to the prisoner .

MARTHA ROACH. I live at No. 7, Blackman-street, Chelsea . There was a man with the prisoner, who lived with her as her husband - he hired the room and paid the rent.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-81

262. JOHN FERGUSON was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of December , 3 ounces of silver cuttings, value 12s., the goods of Charles Thomas Fox , his master .

CHARLES THOMAS FOX. I live in Old-street , and am a working silversmith . The prisoner was my errand boy three or four years. Suspecting he was in the habit of taking cuttings, I weighed ten ounces, and put them into a piece of silver in my bed room, and next morning, when I was in the counting-house, I saw him take one ounce of them, and put it into his pocket; I sent for Vann, the officer, who found two ounces more on him. He had a good character, but I think he has got some bad connexions.

THOMAS VANN . I am the officer. I was sent for and found these cuttings in his breeches pocket.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character - one of whom engaged to employ him.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

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

Reference Number: t18260112-82

263. DANIEL SULLIVAN and CORNELIUS CONNELLY were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of December , 2 pieces of silk, containing 28 yards, the goods of George Newbury , privately in his shop .

GEORGE NEWBURY. I live in Hereford-street, Commercial-road , and am a haberdasher . On Saturday, the 17th of December, about twelve o'clock in the forenoon, the two prisoners and another lad came into my shop - my shopman attended to them - I heard all that passed; they asked him to show them some gloves - he showed them a parcel, and they made some objection to them, and came to the part of the shop where I was, for another parcel; I said, "Take care of those boys, for they are thieves;" as soon as he returned he sung out, "These boys have stolen a length of brown Persian." I jumped over the counter and collared the prisoners, the other got away - Connelly dropped one roll of silk from under his coat - it had been lying on the counter near them.

ROBERT DAVIS . I am an officer; the prisoners were

brought to the office - I put them into the lock-up place, and was called out by the Magistrate - when I had turned the key, I looked over the door and saw Sullivan take this roll of silk from his person, and put it under the seat; I went in and got it out.(Property produced and sworn to).

CONNELLY'S Defence. The other boy dropped it, and it fell against me.

SULLIVAN. - GUILTY . Aged 15.

CONNELLY. - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Of stealing only. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-83

264. BENJAMIN BOND was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of December , 40lbs. of lead, value 10s., the goods of John Rowe , and fixed to a building of his .

THOMAS PAGE . I am a watchman. On the 24th of December, between five and six o'clock in the morning, I was near Kingsland-gate, about one hundred yards from the Tottenham-road, and met the prisoner on my beat carrying a bundle, about two hundred yards from Mr. Rowe's building - I asked what he had got, he said some lead which he had found in a field near my box - I took him to the watch-house; I saw the same lead fitted to a building - it matched exactly with the lead left on the top.

JOHN ROWE. I have a building in the Tottenham-road, Hackney - Page informed me some lead had been taken from my building - I went, and saw it matched, and it fitted exactly; it was nailed to the gutter the day before.

WILLIAM JONES . I am a beadle. The watchman brought the prisoner to me with about 40lbs. of lead. I afterwards saw the lead fitted - it matched exactly.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going to look for flints, and saw this lead in a ditch. I showed the gentlemen where it had been, but they would not take any heed of it.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-84

265. THOMAS LAKE was indicted for embezzlement .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-85

266. RICHARD WEST was indicted for embezzlement .

MR. ANDREWS conducted the prosecution.

JAMES HORATIO SYDNEY FAREBROTHER . I am in partnership with my father, John Farebrother - we live in Mill-bank-street, Westminster ; the prisoner was our servant . On the 19th of November , he was sent to Romford to get cash for a cheque of 20l. - he was to bring two ten pound notes - I allowed him 6s. for going - he never returned. I did not see him again till he was in custody.

JOHN LAWRENCE . On the 19th of November I was a clerk in the Romford-bank; the prisoner brought a cheque to me that day, which was drawn by J. Blaker. I gave him two 10l. notes for it.

GEORGE TAYLOR . I live in Whitechapel, and am a grocer. On the 19th of November, about six o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to my shop to buy some tea and sugar - he offered a 10l. Romford note, which I changed for him; he then said he had another 10l. note, and he did not much like them - he asked me to change that, which I did, and said, "If you do not like them, how came you to have them?" he said he had been to Romford to get change for a 20l. cheque for his masters, Messrs. Farebrother, and that his own name was West.

JAMES FOGG . I apprehended the prisoner in Wapping, on the 16th of December. I asked if he had worked for Messrs. Farebrother, he said he had left them for a fortnight - that he had changed the note in Whitechapel, and lost the money.

Prisoner's Defence. I was not much acquainted with travelling, and had taken a little too much. I cannot say whether I went into the grocer's shop, or any thing about it.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor and jury.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-86

Middlesex Cases - Fourth Jury.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

267. JAMES WILLIAM BRIAN was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of January , 1 bottle, value 2d.; 1 pint of gin, value 1s. 6d.; 1 half pint of hollands, value 1s. 6d.; 3 half-crowns; 14 shillings; 21 sixpences; one piece of base metal, value 1d., and 9 1/2d. in copper monies , the property of John Moore .

JOHN MOORE. I keep the Highlander public-house, Dean-street, Soho - the prisoner lodged with me. On the 5th of January, about eleven o'clock at night, he came into the tap-room, and asked for a Welch-rarebit - I said it was too late; he sat down in the tap-room for nearly half an hour; when I called him to go to bed, he said, "Very well." I then went into the parlour behind the bar to finish my supper. I and my wife both fell asleep there - she awoke me - it did not then want more than five minutes to one o'clock, and I saw the prisoner standing near one of the doors which was open - he asked me for his candle; I said it was on the table, and he took it and went to bed; I then looked at the two tills in the bar, one of which had 10 or 11s. in it, and the other more; I had seen the money all right about five minutes before I told the prisoner to go to bed; I missed about one pound from one till, and all except one sixpence from the other; the Hollands bottle had been taken from its place and put on another shelf, and I missed some other bottles. I went for a constable, and we went into the prisoner's room, found some money in his pockets, and a bad sixpence in his waistcoat pocket; we found a bottle in which I had kept gin, but it was then full of gin and hollands mixed together.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q. Was any of the money marked? A. No. It was in half-crowns, shillings, and sixpences; I had not counted the money, and cannot speak positively to the amount, but I think there was about 30s. in one of the tills at first, and about 1l. was gone; when I went to the prisoner's room, he had been up stairs about an hour and a half - I knocked, but got no answer; I then got in by violence - he was undressed and in bed; I found 31s. or 32s. in his pockets, in sixpences, shillings, and half-crowns; there had been a counterfeit sixpence in one of the tills, and there was one found in the prisoner's waistcoat pocket; he had thrown a bottle of vinegar into the street, which stood in the bar.

SAMUEL WINDSOR . I am an officer. I went into the prisoner's room; I found him in bed, and this bottle with the liquor in it; I found 11s. and a bad 6d. in one of his pockets, and 21s. 6d. in another, nine penny pieces, a half-

penny, and a farthing. I asked how much money he ought to have, and he said 24s. or 25s; this is a part of the vinegar bottle that was thrown in the street; he made no resistance.

Prisoner's Defence. As I was coming home I purchased a bottle of whiskey; I fell asleep on the table, and when I awoke I went to the water closet on the second floor - I then recollected that I had not taken the key of my bed-room; I went down again, and Mr. Moore started, and asked what I wanted, I said, "The key of my room;" he said, "It is on the candlestick." I took it and went up to bed, and soon after four o'clock I was awoke by the officer - he asked me what I had in my pockets - I told him as nearly as I could, that I had received 1l. 15s. the day before, and paid Mr. Moore 4s. or 5s. for the week's rent; the whole of the bar is surrounded with glass, and it is morally impossible that a person could go into the bar and pour liquor from one bottle into another, and then come to each till and take the contents of them without Mr. Moore's awaking.

COURT to MOORE. Q. Were there two bottles, one with gin and one with Hollands? A. Yes; the gin bottle was taken, and the Hollands bottle was left, but nearly emptied; when he was asked about the money taken from the till, he said he had taken change of a sovereign at No. 305, Oxford-street, and had received 15s. for some lessons.

SAMUEL WINDSON re-examined. When I went into the room I asked where was the money he had taken out of Mr. Moore's till - he said he had no money. I then took his clothes, and asked how much money he ought to have - he said he had received a sovereign and 15s. for some lessons; he thought there ought to be 24s. or 25s. remaining.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-87

268. JAMES GLOVER was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of December , 1 metal cock, value 5s, and 3lbs. of metal, value 2s. , the goods of William Summers and Samuel Summers .

WILLIAM SUMMERS. I live in New Bond-street - I am in partnership with Samuel Summers - we are ironmongers , and have a shop at the back of our premises - the prisoner was in our employ; I know this metal to be ours.

WILLIAM FORTEY . I am a Thames Police surveyor. I saw the prisoner at an iron shop in Gee's-court, kept by a man of the name of barber, with some old metal and this new cock in his hand; I saw Barber examine the cock and put it aside - the prisoner than came out with it, and I asked him where he got it; he said it was his own, and he was a master ironmonger, living in Bird-street. I said I was not satisfied, and would go with him; as we went along he said he did not keep a shop; I then asked where he worked, he said, no where on this side of the water, and his name was Brown.

Prisoner's Defence. This is my first offence, and I hope you will consider my family. I am innocent of the crime of taking the cock - it was put into my parcel by some person in the manufactory.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-88

269. PHOEBE HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of December , 1 shirt, value 12s. , the goods of Samuel Wiggins .

ELIZA WIGGINS . I am the wife of Samuel Wiggins, and live in the Hornsey-road . I take in washing, and gave the prisoner this shirt to wash on the 20th of December.(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN M'LACHLAN . I am a pawnbroker. The prisoner brought this shirt to pawn with me, on the 20th of December.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260112-89

270. WILLIAM HOOPER was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of December , 1 piece of plank, value 3s.; 3 deal planks, value 24s., and 18 deal boards, value 50s. , the goods of John Crook .

JOHN GARDNER . I am foreman to Mr. John Crook. I superintend some buildings in the New North-road - the prisoner was employed under me. I missed some timber, and went to his house, with a warrant, and found some, which I know.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q. Has it any mark upon it? A. It matches with the other timber in the grain - there are not more than three or four pieces in London that would match it. He had worked for Mr. Crook about twelve months.

THOMAS EAGLES . I am an officer. I went with Gardner to the prisoner's house, in Devizes-street - I found some timber there, and one particular piece, which they call pine. I asked if he had any more of his master's property in the house - he clasped his hands, and said, "I have - I have." I then went up stairs, and found about fifty pieces of timber - he said afterwards that it was his poor family who would suffer - he should be transported.

Prisoner's Defence. I had timber of my own in the house at the time.

Five witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 46.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-90

271. CHARLES HUTCHINS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of December , 2 pieces of plank, value 7s.; 5 deal boards, value 34s.; 2 pieces of quartering, value 10s.; 1 piece of timber, value 2s.; 4 cupboard doors, value 12s., and 10 bundles of laths, value 15s. , the goods of John Crook .

JOHN GARDNER . I was employed by Mr. John Crook. I missed some property, and went to the prisoner's house, where I found the property stated in the indictment.

Cross-examined by MR. CRESWELL. Q. Had they any marks on them? A. Yes - chalk marks; they were three feet and four inches deal boards, and all planed; other boards would not have matched with them. The prisoner is a sawyer - he could not have taken them home to work with.

BARNARD GLEED . I am an officer. I went to the prisoner's house, and found some cupboard doors behind the bedstead, and the rest of the property - he was not at home when we went, but came home as we came out.

THOMAS EAGLES . I went to the prisoner's house, and met him coming out, into the little fore-court - a man behind called out, "What, Hutchins - they have got you at

last." I then took him - Gleed was in the house at the time.

JAMES LOCK . I am a carpenter. I made these cupboard doors for Mr. Crook.

JOHN HURST . I am a lath-render. I have worked for Mr. Crook. I made these laths, and delivered them to him - I know them by the particular tie of the string.

JOHN DAVIS . I am a carpenter. I planed these flooring boards for Mr. Crook - I knew them when Gleed showed them to me.

Prisoner's Defence. I had built houses for Mr. Crook, and this was what I had left - the doors John Barber made for me.

Seven witnesses gave the prisoner an excellent character - two of them offered to employ him.

GUILTY . Aged 48.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-91

272. ANDREW MACDONALL was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of December , 1 pair of overalls, value 3s.; 1 jacket, value 3s., and 1 waistcoat, value 1s. , the goods of William Barker .

WILLIAM BARKER. I am in the service of Mr. Shenton. I was at my master's stables, in Green-street , on the 19th of December, and left these articles hanging on a nail in the stable - when I went next morning they were gone. The prisoner was employed in the stables .

ISAAC GRIFFIN . I am a watchman. On the morning of the 20th of December I heard a dog barking in Mr. Shenton's yard; I went, and found the prisoner, with this property rolled up under his arm. I took hold of him, and he dropped it.

JAMES DEAN . On the morning of the 20th of December I saw Griffin with the prisoner. I took the bundle to the watch-house.

SAMUEL VORLEY . I was at the watch-house, and received the prisoner and the bundle - I asked how he came to take them - he made no answer.

Prisoner's Defence. I was out late, and as I could not get in I took these things to lay down on in the stable.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined Four Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-92

273. JAMES PINNER was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of December , 2 table-cloths, value 2s.; 2 shirts, value 4s.; 6 handkerchief, value 1s. 6d.; 3 aprons, value 9d.; 7 night caps, value 6d.; 2 pairs of stackings, value 6d., and 1 bag, value 6d. , the goods of Edward Wade .

2d COUNT, stating them to belong to James Higgins .

3d COUNT, stating them to belong to Thomas Davis .

ANN HIGGINS . I am the wife of James Higgins, and live in Camden-place - I am a laundress. On the evening of the 19th of December I received a bag (containing this linen), to wash, from Mr. Wade's servant, of Whitecross-street; I left it at Mr. Smith's, High-street, Bloomsbury - I heard the same evening that it was stolen.

WILLIAM MARTIN . I am a labourer. I was with Thomas Davis, the carrier , on the 19th of December; there were several bundles of linen in his cart - I left it in Bloomsbury-square, and was waiting for it in Oxford-street ; I saw the prisoner go and take the bundle out of the cart - I ran over to him - we struggled, and he dropped it. Davis came up, and he was secured.

THOMAS DAVIS. Martin told me what had been done to my cart; I took up the bundle which was laying between the two; I secured the prisoner, and Martin got up - I had received this bundle at Mr. Smith's, High-street, Bloomsbury, to deliver to Mrs. Higgins.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I have a wife and two small children. I throw myself on the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-93

274. JAMES ROGERS was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of January , 17lbs. of composition metal, value 10s. , the goods of Frederick Cox and George Frederick Young ; and EDWARD MURRAY was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing it to have been stolen .

SAMUEL WORSFOLD . I am in the employ of Messrs. Frederick Cox and George Frederick Young, who are coppersmiths - Murray had been in their employ, but was discharged. On the afternoon of the 6th of January I found a piece of metal in a workshop, where it could not be used; I marked it, and left it in its place. I then kept watch, and at half-past five o'clock I placed Mead to watch; I then saw Rogers go into the shop where the metal was; on his return I followed him out - Mead called to me, and said, "That is he - in company with a man in a white coat;" Rogers had just passed the metal from himself to Murray - I secured them both.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. What do you call this? A. It is composition metal. Murray had left us about a week; Rogers had been in the employ about twelve months - it is worth about 18s. I swear to it by the private mark which I made upon it.

COURT. Q. Did you see this piece of metal in the early part of the day? A. Yes, under some sweepings - I put the mark upon it, and found the same piece between the two prisoners afterwards.

RICHARD MEAD. I am in the employ of Messrs. Cox and Young. Worsfold ordered me to watch outside the gate; Rogers came out about half-past five o'clock, with this piece of metal in his hand; he went on a few paces, and gave it to Murray - I kept sight of him till Worsfold came up.

JOSEPH ADAMS. I am an officer, and received this metal.

ROGERS - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Six Months .

MURRAY - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-94

275. WILLIAM ROBERTSON was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of December , 12lbs. of cheese, value 5s. , the goods of Malcom Macnaughton and Alexander Thompson .

DAVID LAW . I am warehouseman to Malcom Macnaughton and Alexander Thompson - they are wharfingers for Leith and Berwick. The mate of the vessel brought this cheese to me, and I put it into the warehouse on the morning of the 22d of December; the prisoner was at work there - I missed him for a short time.(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOSEPH HARDING . I am a Thames Police surveyor. I stopped the prisoner about half-past seven o'clock in the

evening of the 22d of December, with this cheese - I brought him back to the warehouse.

Prisoner's Defence. I came from Scotland, and was destitute. I throw myself on the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-95

276. ROBERT STANDWICK was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of December , 2 crowns, 5 half-crowns, 4 shillings, and 1 sixpence , the monies of Samuel George .

MARY GEORGE . I am the wife of Samuel George - we live in Molyneux-street, Edgware-road . On the evening of the 22d of December the prisoner came to our house, and asked for some biscuits; he came in again while I was in the parlour, behind the shop - he was taking the silver out of the till, and I went into the shop - he had got 27s. in his hand; I shut the door, and rang the bell for my husband to come - the money was then put down on the counter.

HENRY RICHARD BUCKERIDGE . The prisoner was brought to the office, and given into my charge, with the money.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18260112-96

277. GEORGE BOUNDY was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of October , 4 handkerchiefs, value 3s., and 3 pairs of stockings, value 3s. , the goods of Simon Isaacs .

SIMON ISAACS. I live in Field's-buildings, Houndsditch - I deal in watches and other articles . On the 14th of October I gave the prisoner a leather trunk to take on board a ship, to go abroad; I was going with it - I went to the Custom House, expecting to meet him there, but he did not come; I have seen some of the articles since, which had been pawned - he was a poor man I used to employ for charity.

WILLIAM BELCHER . I am a pawnbroker. On the 15th of October the prisoner pawned four pairs of stockings and three half handkerchiefs. I had known him before, as a customer.

WILLIAM FOSTER . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner on the 20th of December - I found nothing on him.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-97

278. THOMAS BAMFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of December , 1 pig's head, value 2s. , the goods of John Jones .

EDMUND LOWTHER . I am a green-grocer, and live in Tottenham-court-road , next door to Mr. John Jones. I saw the prisoner on the evening of the 10th of December go close by his board, with nothing in his hand; as he passed my door I saw that he had a pig's head - I thought it might be Mr. Jones', and I went to give the alarm - I met Mr. Jones' man, and we followed; I cried Stop thief! he threw down the head, and was taken.

PATRICK HERN . I saw the prisoner running up Stevens-street; I followed him - he was taken in Green-street; I found the pig's head in the street, not far from him - he was standing still when he was taken.

WILLIAM GUY . I heard the cry of Stop thief! I pursued, and saw a person in a white jacket, running; I came up with him, and it was the prisoner. I did not see the pig's head till the watchman had taken it up.

Prisoner. Q. I do not know whether you heard it or not, but some one said the man is gone this way? A. No. I did not hear that.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-98

279. ANDREW CREIGER was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of December , 1 candlestick, value 5s. , the goods of William Henry Pibel .

WILLIAM HENRY PIBEL. I keep the Nag's Head public-house, Whitechapel-road . On the 12th of December the prisoner came, and called for half a pint of porter - he staid till the rest of the company had left the room, and then went away - one of the company went into the room again, and cried out, "The man has taken the candlestick;" I pursued, and took him with it, about four doors off.

Prisoner's Defence. At the time I went into the house I was intoxicated.

GUILTY . Aged 56.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260112-99

SECOND DAY. FRIDAY, JANUARY 13.

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

280. MARY HAYDON was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of December , 1 organ, value 30s. , the goods of John Maylan .

JOHN MAYLAN. I am a Chelsea pensioner - I am blind, and play on the organ , which I keep at my lodging - I had hired it of Mr. Wood. On the 15th of December I put it into the cupboard in my room, between three and four o'clock.

ANN SPENCER . Maylan lodges with me. I went into the front room, and as I passed his room the door was open; I saw him sitting by the fire; I asked him where the organ was - he said in the cupboard - I went and looked; it was gone; two women then went after the prisoner, and brought her back - she said she had brought back the organ, and put it on the stairs. The duplicate of it found in a public-house.

JOSEPH COOPER . I am an officer. On the evening of the 15th of December, I found the prisoner and two other women in the house, where they all live together; after quieting the disturbance between them, I heard of an organ being lost - I questioned them, and they all denied it, but at length I heard of the duplicate being found.

LEONARD GEORGE NEEDES . I am a pawnbroker. - The prisoner pawned an organ at our house on the 15th of December, about half-past five o'clock in the evening.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had no bread, nor any thing for my children to eat; a soldier's wife took the organ, and I pawned it.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18260112-100

281. JAMES CRAWFORD was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of January , 6 yards of silk, value 20s. , the goods of John Rowe .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-101

282. WILLIAM JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of December , 1 trevat, value 2s. , the goods of Richard Mandrell .

RICHARD MANDRELL. I live in Holywell-lane, and am a weaver . I was working for Mr. Cluff on the evening of the 30th of December - I left a trevat by the side of my loom, in Wilks-street, Spitalfields , about nine o'clock, and next morning it was gone.

GEORGE CLUFF . Mandrell worked for me, in Wilks-street. On the night of the 30th of December the prisoner came into my room, where the work was, and asked for work - I said I could not give him any - he then went towards the prosecutor's loom - he staid about five minutes, and then went away; Mandrell came in the morning, and complained of having lost his trevat; the prisoner came again in the evening, and was taken - he said before the Magistrate that he took it and pawned it, and tore the duplicate into pieces. He was at that time, I believe, without a home, and in great distress.

JOHN JONES . I am a pawnbroker. On the 30th of December the prisoner pawned a trevat, for 1s.

Prisoner's Defence. It was hunger that made me do it.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18260112-102

283. ELIZA JAMES was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of December , 1 cloak, value 12s. , the goods of George Drake Sewell and Thomas Cross .

JOHN STREAKER WILSON . I am shopman to George Drake Sewell and Thomas Cross - they are haberdashers , and live in Old Compton-street . On the 15th of December the boy in the shop gave an alarm; I went to the door, and saw the prisoner running; I overtook her, and desired her to come back - she felt quite alarmed, and exposed this new cloak; she said she would give it to me if I would allow her to go about her business - I brought her back; it had hung near the door, inside the shop.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Did you see it taken? A. No. I had not seen it after nine o'clock in the morning; there were others there, but I had seen this.(Property produced and sworn to.)

THOMAS COOKE . I am an officer. I took the prisoner, and have the property, which she said some person had given to her.

Prisoner's Defence. It was dusk in the evening, and this cloak laid in the street, as if some person had dropped it; I took it up.

GUILTY . Aged 23.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-103

284. THOMAS MASON was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of January , 1 pack of cards, value 3s. , the goods of David Carvalho .

DAVID CARVALHO. I live in Chiswell-street . On the morning of the 2d of January I saw two boys at my window, near a broken circular pane, where several books were placed - I saw the books move, and ran out - I collared the prisoner, who said, "What do you collar me for, I have not taken any thing;" I said "Never mind, come in," and immediately a pack of cards fell either from him or another boy close by him, who ran away directly, while I stooped to pick them up.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-104

285. ELLEN MURRAY was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of December , 1 coat, 1 value 10s.; 1 waistcoat, value 5s., and two pairs of trousers, value 5s. , the goods of William Bell , Esq .

GEORGE BISS . I am footman to Mr. William Bell, who lives in Russell-square . About twenty minutes before one o'clock, on the 23d of December, I missed a coat, waistcoat, and a pair of trousers of my master's from the balustrade.

JOSEPH PRIECE . I am a constable. I stopped the prisoner about one o'clock on the 23d of December, in Tottenham-court-road, with a waistcoat and two pairs of trousers; she said she bought them in Bell-street, Paddington - she told different stories. I got the coat from Mr. Lowder's, a pawnbroker, in Tottenham-court-road.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them of a man in the street for 15s.; If I had stolen them, I should not have carried them publicly on my arm.

GUILTY . Aged 55.

Confined Two Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-105

286. JOSEPH NATHAN was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of January , 1 pair of boots, value 7s. , the goods of Richard Phillips .

RICHARD PHILLIPS. I live in Whitecross-street, St. Luke's , I am a shoemaker ; these are my boots.

JOHN DISCOL . I live in Golden-lane; I am errand boy to Mr. Phillips. I was in his shop about nine o'clock on the night of the 4th of January - the prisoner came in to bring some work home - he laid himself up against some shoes, and asked where the man was; I said in the cellar; a lady then came to be measured for a pair of boots - I called the man to measure her - there was no one else in the shop but the prisoner; when the lady left the man went into the cellar; the prisoner put out the gas, and went to the other side of the counter - he then went to go away, and I saw the boots in his basket; I said, "What have you got in your basket?" I ran and took hold of him, but could not hold him - he dragged me up an alley, where there was an officer - he then threw the boots down, and said "What do you want, I have got nothing." I told the officer to hold him, and I got the boots from the kennel.

Prisoner. When I went into the shop he asked me which gas gave the best light; he turned off one, and told me to turn on the other - I turned it the wrong way; the man then came out of the cellar and put down my money in the book - when I was going out the witness came after me, and said, "What have you got in your basket?" I said, "Nothing but my mother's shop-book;" he then said, I should drag him as far as I could - and I took him up an alley; he then called for an officer, and said I had taken a pair of boots.

WILLIAM EDWARDS . I saw Discol run after the prisoner, and cry, Stop thief! I took hold of him, Discol said he had got his master's boots; he told me to hold him while he went and got them from the gutter.

JOHN VANN . I was going by and saw the two boys struggling together.

GUILTY . Aged 11.

Confined Six Months and Whipped .

Reference Number: t18260112-106

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

287. JAMES WARD was indicted for stealing, on the

6th of January , 2 hats, value 20s. , the goods of John Dando .

JOHN DANDO. I am a hatter . On the evening of the 6th of January. I lost two hats, which I had seen safe between four and seven o'clock.

JAMES FOGG . I saw the prisoner in Cable-street, Whitechapel, a little before seven o'clock on the evening of the 6th of January, with those two hats - I asked whose they were - he said his master's; I asked who his master was - he said, "Oh, never mind;" as I was taking him to the office he said that he found them on Tower-hill.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw them lying by the Tower ditch, and one of them was muddy; I took the paper off it, and carried it without any.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Two Months and Whipped .

Reference Number: t18260112-107

288. SAMUEL PARR was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of December , 24 feet of veneers, value 2l.; 14 squares of glass, value 4l., and 2 glasses and frames, value 1l. 12s. , the goods of Edward Theyer Loader .

JAMES BROWN . I am a Bow-street patrol. I met the prisoner on the night of the 16th of December, in Whitechapel-road, about seven o'clock, with a bag under his arm - I asked what he had got, and he said plate-glass, which he had brought from No. 11, Munyard-street, Hoxton; he afterwards said he was going to take it there, and had bought it of a man at his own door. I took him to the office, and then went to Munyard-street, where he said he lodged. I found a great number of articles there, some behind the bed, and some in other places, which I have brought here.

EDWARD THEYER LOADER. I am a manufacturing upholsterer , and live in Tabernacle-walk, Shoreditch . The prisoner was in the employ of Mr. Griffith, whose premises join mine - there is a wall between our yards, and an iron gate which leads to premises where I carry on my glass business. I have missed a great quantity of property at different times.

Cross-examined by MR. BARAY. Q. Do you deal in glass? A. Yes; but I never sell it in this state; I know this because it has my initials on it, which are taken off when it is worked - they are put on when it is selected at the glass house; I know this veneer to be mine, and this looking-glass; I have very few workmen.

JOSEPH NEWMAN . I am a Bow-street patrol. I was with Brown, and what he has stated is correct; when I took the prisoner into the Nag's Head, public-house, he said if I would let him go, he would tell me where he got it, from Mr. Loader's, in Tabernacle-walk.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-108

289. WILLIAM PAYTER was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of December , 1 book, value 5s. , the goods of William Sharpe .

FRANCIS KEYS . I am a Bow-street patrol. I saw the prisoner near Mr. Sharpe's shop on Pentonville-hill, New-road , on the 15th of December - he loitered about some time, and then took a book from the shop; I pursued and took him into custody; a gentleman came up, who said he had thrown a book into a garden - he went and got it while I kept the prisoner; he said he did it from distress.

WILLIAM SHARPE. I am a bookseller - this book is mine; the prisoner was quite a stranger to me.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-109

290. ANN PETERS was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of December , 1 handkerchief, value 5s. , the goods of Samuel James Wood .

THOMAS SWINFORD THRESHER . I am in the employ of Mr. Samuel James Wood, a pawnbrowker , of St. John-street, Clerkenwell . On the 27th of December, about two o'clock in the afternoon, I was behind the counter, and heard a noise, and saw the prisoner with the handkerchief in her hand - I ran round to secure her - she got to the door, where she dropped the handkerchief which had hung about three yards within the door - I secured her before she got out; it had been tied up by a string, which I heard snap; she said she had come in to pawn a shawl.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went in to pawn my shawl - the shop is narrow, and there were many persons standing at the counter - as I passed by the handkerchiefs fell down at my back.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260112-110

291. CHARLES REDHEAD was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of December , 1 cheese, value 18d. , the goods of Charles Bailey .

CHARLES BAILEY. I live in Shoreditch , and am a cheesemonger . I saw the prisoner and another person near my house about nine o'clock in the morning of the 17th of December; the prisoner stole a cheese from my window and ran away - I pursued with my young man, and he was taken, within five minutes - I am positive of his person - I saw the cheese under his arm, but he got rid of it in a court which he ran up, and I have not seen it since.

RICHARD BELCHER . I am shopman to Mr. Bailey. I pursued and took him in the court - I saw the cheese under his arm, but I lost sight of him for a moment while he turned a corner, and then he had parted with, it and stood still.

GEORGE SMITH . I took him into custody.

Prisoner's Defence. I was going through the court when the prosecutor, and his young man, came up to me, and asked me for the cheese.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined One Month and Publicly Whipped .

Reference Number: t18260112-111

292. ROBERT SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of December , 1 coat, value 30s. , the goods of Joseph Slater .

JOSEPH SLATER. I am an agent . On the 19th of December I left my great coat in my chaise, in the care of a boy, while I went into North East-passage - when I came back the boy told me the coat had been taken.

GEORGE GIBBS . I am a tailor. I was informed that some person had taken a coat from the chaise - I went in pursuit, and saw the prisoner with it on his arm, about twenty yards from the chaise; as soon as he saw

me he sat off running - I ran after him - he threw the coat into a passage, and a young woman took it up - I did not loose sight of him after he dropped it.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Three witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

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

Reference Number: t18260112-112

293. THOMAS SADLER was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of January , 7lbs. of mutton, value 3s. 6d. , the goods of Edward Mitchell .

MARY MITCHELL . I am the wife of Edward Mitchell, a butcher , who lives in St. John-square. Clerkenwell . About a quarter past six o'clock on the evening of the 2d of January, a lady said some meat was stolen - I ran as far as St. John-street, and saw the prisoner with two other boys - I caught bold of him, and a gentleman assisted me- the meat fell from him - I had seen it safe about three minutes before it was missed - he must have crept under the stall board.

Prisoner. Two young chaps said they would give me a penny to carry that meat for them as far as Smithfield - I took it, and the woman came and began to beat me.

BENJAMIN PHILLIPS . I am an officer, and took the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-113

294. FRANCIS SWEENEY was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of December , 1 waistcoat, value 7s. the goods of Robert Moss .

HENRY TOMLINSON COOMES . I live with a Mr. Sawyer, in Goswell-road , Mr. Moss lives ten doors from me. I saw the prisoner, on the 28th of December, take a black waistcoat from the side of his door - he had another lad with him - he ran down Spencer-place - I pursued him with a young man from Mr. Moss's; he was taken in King-square - I am certain of his person.

JOHN BUCHANAN . I am shopman to Robert Moss. On Wednesday afternoon, about four o'clock, somebody called at our door, that a lad had taken a waistcoat down - I ran out, and he pointed down Spencer-place - I went down and saw a waistcoat lying there - the prisoner was taken immediately.

SARAH COHEN . I was standing at the door in Spencer-place, and saw the prisoner come down and drop the waistcoat - Buchanan took it up.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming along Goswell-road, and this waistcoat laid on the pavement - I took it up and went down the turning after a young man whom I supposed had dropped it.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy.

Confined Two Months and Whipped .

Reference Number: t18260112-114

295. HENRY STONE was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of December , 1 wooden-box, value 1s. 6d.; 43 numbers of an Encyclopaedia, value 4s.; 5 books, value 4s., and an instrument case, value 1s. , the goods of James Clarke .

JOHN FROST . I am a Bow-street patrol. I saw the prisoner with a box, at the corner of Wentworth-street, on the 21st of December - I asked him what it was - he said"Things;" I said, "What!" he said he did not know - but he had brought it from some place in Cheapside, and was going to his mother's. I left him in charge of my brother officer and went to his mother, who was not at home. I then went back and broke the box open. I found a letter in it which led me to the prosecutor's.

WILLIAM EVANS . I am a carrier to Hackney, Homerton, and Clapton. I took this box up in King-street, Cheapside, to deliver at Mr. Clarke's, No. 4, London-terrace, Hackney-road - it was tied behind my cart with a thick cord; I saw it safe at Aldgate Church , and missed it in Houndsditch - the knot was untied and the box was gone.

JAMES CLARKE . I am a warehouseman. I know this box to be my property - this instrument case and these books are mine - I had left it in the city to be sent to my mother's house in Hackney Road.

Prisoner's Defence. Two young men asked me to carry this box - I took it down Wentworth-street, and the officer stopped me.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-115

296. JAMES WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of January , 1 coat, value 10s. , the goods of Richard Twineham .

RICHARD TWINEHAM. I am a news-vender . I was at the Dispatch-office, in Fleet-street , about seven o'clock in the morning of the 1st of January, and saw the prisoner there, whom I knew by sight - I pulled off my great coat and put it under a bench on which the papers are folded - I went out for about ten minutes to get a cup of coffee, and on my return it was gone - I saw it again at the watch-house about half past twelve o'clock.

ROBERT TURNER . I am beadle of St. George, Hanover-square. I was at Park-street Chapel; the prosecutor's wife came, and said she wanted me to take a thief - I went with her up Oxford-street - she said she did not know the person, but she knew the coat; I told her to give me a signal, which she did, and I took the prisoner; I was immediately surrounded by a number of persons who sell Sunday newspapers, who insisted that I should let him go. I had not then made any charge against him, but I said, "If you resist my taking him, I will take you;" they then dispersed - I then asked the prisoner whose coat it was - he said, "Never you mind, it is mine." I said,"Have you taken it by mistake;" he said, "Never you mind;" but when we got to the watch-house he acknowledged it was not his - he was a little in liquor.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had been drinking, and did not know what I did.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Strongly Recommended to Mercy. - Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260112-116

297. MARY GRANT was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of December , 39 yards of lace, value 30s., the goods of James Hucklestone and Charles Cleverly , privately in their shop .

HANNAH HUCKLESTONE . I am the wife of James Hucklestone - who is in partnership with Charles Cleverly - they are haberdashers , and live in Chiswell-street . On the 21st of December, between three and four o'clock, I was

coming down stairs, to the kitchen - I saw the prisoner standing in the shop, with her pocket handkerchief spread a little over the counter; she looked on each side of her, and at the young man who was serving her; she then sat down on a seat, and drew her pocket handkerchief into her lap; I then saw her lay the corner of her shawl over her lap, and put something into her pocket. I had some suspicion, and told Heath to go forward.

JOHN HEATH . I am one of the shopmen. I was called by Mrs. Hucklestone, to go to the prisoner - I went and accused her of having a piece of lace; she was sitting by the side of the counter; she muttered something, and said"Dear me!" and took the lace out of her pocket immediately. I told her I should send for an officer - she then pulled another piece out of the same pocket.

Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. Q. Were there other persons in the shop? A. Yes, a great many; the counter is generally covered with goods when we are busy. There are twelve yards of lace in one piece, and twenty-seven in the other - thirty-nine in all - it is worth 30s. I have known the prisoner some time - she is respectable; she took them from under her clothes - it is possible they might have been drawn under her dress by her handkerchief - it had been in a box behind the counter.

ALFRED JEREMY . I serve in the shop. The prisoner asked for some black sarsenet to match a pattern, and I went to our other shop, next door, to get some; I was gone three or four minutes; she bought three yards, and then asked for some calico of which she also bought six yards; she then asked me to shew her some lace; I shewed her the box in which these two pieces were; I sold her a yard and a half, or two yards of another piece of lace - she did not pay me till after she had been accused of this; I then saw her take one piece from her pocket, or from under her clothes, and on being threatened to be given in charge to an officer, she took out the other. I had not left her before I sold her the lace. There was a little girl standing by who took up a piece of lace, and I desired her to put it down.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you been shewing her this lace? A. Yes; she came in alone - the child who look up the lace was not with her. When she was accused of it she said "Dear me, it must have come in with my pocket handkerchief." She has been there several times before, and we always thought her respectable.

JURY. Q. Was the child who handled the lace, on the same side as the pocket from which the prisoner took the lace? A. She was behind her. I had not parted with the sarsenet or the calico - the lace was round the cards, as it it now.

Thirteen witnesses gave the prisoner an excellent character.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Strongly recommended to Mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor. Fined One Shilling and discharged .

Reference Number: t18260112-117

298. JOSEPH PHILLIPS was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of December , 1 box, value 3s.; 1 jacket, value 3s.; 1 table-cloth, value 9s.; 1 whittle, value 20s.; 1 pair of stays, value 17s., and 1 pair of pockets, value 5s. , the goods of Matthias Newmarck .

RICHARD BUSH SKILLERN . I am a Bow-street patrol. About a quarter past five o'clock on the evening of the 8th of December, I saw the prisoner go down Goulston-street, Whitechapel, with this box on his shoulder - I stopped him, and said I was an officer; I asked what was in the box, and he threw it down and ran away; my brother officer took the box and I took the prisoner.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you ask him where he had got it? A. Yes, and he said he would let me know in another place; he said afterwards he had it given to him by another man.

WILLIAM DICKENSON . I was with Skillern - what he has stated is correct.

WILLIAM WOODLEY . I am servant to Joseph Spreadly the Brompton carrier. I saw this box safe in the cart when I was at St. Mary-at-hill, about a quarter past four o'clock; it was to go to the Pewter Platter, in Grace-church-street; it is a hilted cart - I left it for twenty minutes at the Cheshire-cheese, in Crutched-friars , and did not miss the box till I got to Gracechurch-street.

MATTHIAS NEWMARCK. I am butler to William Wilberforce , Esq. This property is mine - I sent it by the cart from the Grapes, at Brompton.

Prisoner's Defence. I am a weaver , and was out of employ. I was in the habit of going to the Tower stairs to get jobs - I saw a man at a door way with this box - he asked me to carry it to Spitalfields for 1s., which I agreed to do.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-118

299. GEORGE JOPLIN was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of December , 2 seals, value 5l.; 1 watch-key, value 1l., and 1 ring, value 1l., the goods of Frederick Woods , from his person .

FREDERICK WOODS. I am a servant , out of place. On the 9th of December I went to the Yorkshire Grey, public-house, in Piccadilly - I had been drinking, and was a little the worse for liquor; I staid there about two hours, and had some more; I do not know at what time I lost this property - the prisoner was quite a stranger.(Property produced and sworn to.)

SAMUEL SUCHWELL . I am a watchman - my beat is in Piccadilly. On the night of the 9th of December, about a quarter past eleven o'clock, I saw the prosecutor and the prisoner come together out of the Yorkshire Grey - the prosecutor was very drunk, and said to me "Watchman, I put myself under your protection;" I was taking him to the watch-house, and had got as far as the Dane's house when Jones came up to me, and said "Mr. Woods is a particular friend of mine, and I will see him home;" he then took him from me. Mr. Woods had his seals then - they went away, arm in arm - the prisoner followed them but did not say a word to me - I saw nothing more till about half-past twelve o'clock, when the prisoner passed me - Mr. Jones was then ringing at the door of the Yorkshire Grey, and said to me "Stop that man, he has robbed my friend of his seals;" I sung out to him to stop, and went up to him and said "I have got charge of you;" he put his hand to his pockets, and said "I have no seals - I have nothing belonging to any one but myself;" Mr. Jones told me to take him to the Yorkshire Grey; I said I must take him to the watch-house - I saw the constable search him - there was nothing found on him but some

silver. I went to the place where I had taken him, and found two seals there, which I took to the watch-house - I went again with Mr. Jones, and found one piece of the ring and the key; next morning I found the other piece of the ring near the door of Mr. Woods' house, in Dorset-street, Mary-le-bone.

Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. Q. Does the piece of ring correspond with the other part of it? A. I have not compared it - I only know that Jones lodged at the Yorkshire Grey, and he was there when he told me to stop the prisoner. The prisoner made no effort to get away - I called him twice and he stopped.

THOMAS GOOK . I am an officer. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house between twelve and one o'clock, and given in charge to me, by Jones, for stealing some seals from a friend of his; I searched him twice, and then sent the watchman to see if he could find any thing on the spot where he took the man; he went and brought the seals, and then went again with the candle, and found the large part of the ring - Jones was still making the charge, and the prisoner said he would give him 4l. to make it up, which would cover the value of the property.

Cross-examined. Q. What had the prisoner about him? A. 3s. 10 1/2d.; Jones appeared sober - I have not seen him since.

JAMES JONES . I am servant to Mr. John Porter , and lodged at the Yorkshire Grey, about a month or five weeks before the 9th of December. I have known Woods four or five years; I came home that night about eleven o'clock, and found him holding by the door of the bar; I walked by him into the parlour, as the landlord wished me not to speak to him. I saw the prisoner there with him - the landlord and his wife afterwards said Woods was gone to the watch-house; I went and took him from the watchman and the prisoner, near St. James's-church; when we got on to Old Bond-street the prisoner came up to us again, and I said "I don't wish you to go with us - I would rather you would go along;" he said "I am a friend of his, and will go with him;" we went down Bond-street, and then went on to his lodging in Dorset-street; I took the key from him, and opened the door, and whether the prisoner tripped him up or not, I do not know, but when I turned round he was lying all along, and the prisoner upon him. I took him into his room, and took off his clothes, and said "Where are your seals?" he said he did not know; I came back again and found the prisoner walking in Bond-street, about four doors from Piccadilly; I told him my friend had lost his seals, and I suspected he had them; we then went on to the Yorkshire Grey, and I asked him in, but he would not go - the watchman came up, and I said I suspected he had robbed my friend of his seals - he took him to the watch-house - I afterwards saw the seals found on the very spot where I charged the watchman with him - the small part of the ring was found near Woods' door.

Cross-examined. Q. At the time of this robbery were you out of place? A. Yes; I had been on the spot where the seals and key were found; I never wanted any money to get rid of the prosecution - nor ever asked for it - I was offered money, but I said I was upon my oath, and could not go from it - this is the person (pointing to Fletcher) who offered me money - he is a friend of the prisoner, and I believe he called him master. I never in my life, upon my oath, said to this man, or to any other person, that if he would give me 10l. I would be out of the way as soon as I got the money. The prisoner did not appear at all in liquor.

Prisoner's Defence. I was very drunk, and do not recollect any thing of the circumstance.

SUSANNAH BEARDSLEY . I am servant at the Three Tuns public-house, Rupert-street, Haymarket. The prisoner came there on the 9th of December, between eight and nine o'clock, and had a glass of gin and water - he was very drunk - he gave me a dollar to change, which I did, and took the change to him - he would not take it - he said he had not given me any thing, and I kept it - he went away in a few minutes afterwards.

JANE EDEY . I am a washer-woman. On the night of the 9th of December, I was coming past a public-house, near St. James's Church, a little after eleven o'clock, where I saw the prisoner - some person had pushed him, and his hat fell off; I know him again - he tried to pick up his hat and fell down - I turned myself round and saw a man, very similar to Mr. Woods, with a tall woman, who appeared to be a woman of the town, a little further on, towards the Church - they appeared very drunk - the man had pushed the woman down, and she lay on her back - the prisoner staggered towards them.

COURT. Q. Where do you live? A. At No. 40, Great St. Andrew's-street. I was coming from washing - I did not do any thing to the prisoner - I did not go before the Magistrates, but on the Saturday week I went to my work at Mrs. Whitcomb's, No. 2, Brewer's-green, Westminster, and I related the circumstance to her. Had the woman not appeared to me to be a woman of the town I should have assisted her, but seeing the prisoner stagger towards them, I thought they were all drunk together. I saw something white, white appeared to be linen, fall from the woman's hand; she fell down; I did not go close to them, nor call the watchman - I saw the other person help her up and stagger on with her; I did not find out Mr. Joplin's, but the person to whom I related the circumstance made inquiries, and told what I had said.

- FLETCHER. I am a builder. I now lodge at No. 27, Tottenham-place, St. Pancras. I have generally been a superintendant of workmen; I never, upon my oath, made any offer of money of Jones to keep out of the way- I never saw him but once.

COURT. Q. When did you see him? A. Last Monday evening, at the Yorkshire Grey, when I went there with the prisoner's father, at his desire. I had not known the prisoner before, but I had seen an account in the Paper of the prisoner being in custody, and, as I know his wife, I called there, where I saw his wife, his sisters, and his father - his father told me that Jones lodged at the Yorkshire Grey, and he wished me to go with him to see the prosecutor, and the witnesses; he said he should like to know the particulars of the case, and he wished to know if they could not settle it without going to trial. I stated an objection, as it was a delicate subject; they talked about settling it, but I do not know that they mentioned trial; I did not know what was to be settled; I did not give it a thought; I went to shew the father the Yorkshire Grey; I knew the landlord very well; I saw Jones there, and

asked him what it was all about, and if they could not settle the difference among ourselves; he stepped out at the door with me in a great passion, and said he would not settle it, but he said afterwards that, if he was remunerated for his expenses and loss of time, he would certainly settle it - there was no one there when he said so - it was about eight o'clock when I went to the house, and I got home about ten. I will swear I did not offer him any meney to make it up - no money was mentioned - I had no right to make any bargain with him.

- JOPLIN, SEN. I am a carpenter and joiner. I live in Durham - I am a freeman and freeholder of that city. I believe the prisoner is my son. I have seen Mr. Fletcher since I have been in London; I first saw him on Monday evening, while I was sitting at my daughter's house; I had not then applied to any solicitor. I said to Fletcher that I wished to see Jones, and we went to the Yorkshire Grey; Jones came in in about ten minutes; I wanted to know what he had to charge against my son - when Jones came in Fletcher said "There is Jones" - I said"Is that the person who has sworn my son's life away;" Jones and Fletcher then went out, and I followed them - Jones said "If you will give me my expenses, and 1l. that I have paid, and pay my loss of time, I will go off to-morrow morning, and you shall hear no more of me." I never desired Fletcher to offer him money - I only went to get right information, to know what it was about, that I might provide for my son. I was at some distance when Jones said what he did, but I heard Flethcer reply "You shall not have a farthing, nor shall you get any thing by swearing the man's life away." He then said to Jones "This is the young man's father;" Jones then came to me and said"Are you his father?" I said "I believe I am, and what is the meaning of your swearing a man's life away in the manner you have?" he said "I have no ill-will against the young man - I know very little about it - if you will go in I will treat you with a glass;" I said "You shall not treat me - I will toss you up;" we went in and called for a glass a piece, and I paid for them - Fletcher had a glass with us; he then said to Jones "Where is your friend Woods?" Jones said "He is at such a house, and we shall find him, and if you will pay me I will have nothing to do with it, and I dare say Woods will do so too." Jones then led us into a house to see a man whom I thought was an attorney - he had but one hand; I said "What is all this about - have you to do with it?" he said "Yes, I have a thing which I have made up;" I said "Let me see what it is;" the attorney then sent us down to another public-house, and while we were there Woods and him came in; - Woods said he would take the same money as Jones, if he could have the seals and ring - Fletcher said he would not give him a penny. I have not seen Jones since.

COURT. Q. Did Fletcher look in upon you accidentally? A. Yes; I went to know what was the charge against my son; I had not been anxious to go to Bow-street - there was no attorney employed by me - I did not go for the purpose of settling it - I told Fetcher I believed this was a fabricated story against my son - I did not know that Jones and Woods had been sworn; I had heard that no man can be committed except upon oath; it was from respect to Fletcher that I went and drank with those men, who I believed were guilty of perjury.

COURT to JONES. Q. Did you ever say that if your expenses were paid, and 1l. given to you, you would be out of the way? A. No - it is utterly false.

COURT to WOODS. Q. It has been stated that you acquiesced in that proposition? A. No. I did not - I have had offers made me by the prisoner's friends.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-119

300. HENRY THORPE was indicted for stealing. on the 12th of December , 4 shirts, value 12s.; 4 cravats, value 4s.; 7 handkerchiefs, value 3s., and 13 pairs of stockings, value 4s. the goods of Joseph Claughton .

JOSEPH CLAUGHTON. I am a Chelsea pensioner , and live in Camden-place, Kensington. On the 12th of December I was wheeling a barrow with a bundle of linen down Phillimore-place , a man came and took it from me; I could not see his face, but I gave an alarm, and said it was a little man in a white jacket, torn under the arm. I saw the prisoner in custody with it in about an hour and a half - I knew him to be the man by the mark on his jacket.

Cross-examined by Mr. ALLEY. Q. Was he not drunk? A. He was as sober as I am.

JAMES BULL . I live in Somerset-terrace, Kensington , and am a shoemaker. I heard the cry of Stop thief! I ran a few paces, and then lost the sound; I went a little further, and met the prisoner with a bundle; I said "Where did the sound proceed from?" he said "A poor old man has lost his hat, and I am looking for it;" I said "I am afraid you are the fellow - will you go along with me?" we went a few paces, and then he put his fingers to his mouth, and gave a whistle - a man came out from a ditch, or a bedge, and said "D - n you, come along with me;" I said "No, you shall not go yet;" the prisoner then ran off, and I said to my son "Give me my pistols, and I will shoot him - he does not know that I am an officer;" the prisoner's companion then ran off, and I pursued the prisoner, and got him down - I said if he moved I would kill him - he was secured.

WILLIAM BENNET . I am an officer and took the prisoner. I have the property.(Property produced and sworn to).

Prisoner. I hope you will be merciful to me,

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260112-120

301. WILLIAM CLARK was indicted for embezzlement .

JOHN STARR . I keep the Red Lion public-house, in Portugal-street . The prisoner was my servant - he was to carry beer to out-door customers, and receive money for me, of which he had always before given me an account. About the 26th of June I had a customer of the name of James Hatt, who generally paid on a Monday, being busy on Saturday nights - I asked the prisoner on the Monday night if he had paid; he did not give me any money, from him, or report that he had been paid - he left next morning, and on the 20th of December I met him in Jermyn-street, and took him.

JAMES HATT . I am an engineer. In June last I owed Starr 7s. 4d., which I paid the prisoner - there was a half-crown and a shilling among the money.

Prisoner. Mr. Hatt paid me 6s. on the Saturday night, in two half-crowns and a shilling, which I gave my master - he left 7s. of his bill, which he said he would give me in the week, but I never had it.

JOHN STARR. He gave me no money on the Saturday - I asked him for it on the Monday, and he said Mr. Hatt would pay it on the Tuesday, and on the Tuesday morning he left.

JAMES HATT. I paid him no money on the Saturday - I never owed 13s. I paid the 7s. 4d. on the Monday morning, which was all I owed.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18260112-121

302. FRANCES LINTON was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of December , 1 watch, value 4l.; 2 seals, value 16s.; 1 watch key, value 3s., and 3s. 8 1/2d., in copper, the monies of Robert Parker , from his person .

ROBERT PARKER. I belong to the ship Sisters , of South Shields. I met the prisoner in Ratcliff-highway on the 28th of December, about eleven o'clock at night - I was a little tipsy, but not drunk. I went home with her to George-street , and staid all night; I had 3s. and 8 1/2d. in copper, and a watch, which I left in my pantaloons pocket - I awoke in the morning, and missed my watch(she was in bed); I asked her where it was - she said the landlady had got it, and I could not have it. I had not given it to her.

AMMON NELSON . I am an officer. I went to the house, and the prisoner gave me the duplicate of the watch, after I had taken the landlady.

CHARLES DERMOT . I am in the employ of Mr. Williams, a pawnbroker. This watch was pawned at our shop, for 9s., in the name of Connelly, for Frances Linton.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. He gave it to me to pawn for him till the morning.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-122

303. PHILIP WARREN was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of December , 12 brass ferrules, value 2s.; 6 horn umbrella handles, value 1s.; 1 candlestick, value 2s., and 24 dozens of brass tips, value 3s., the goods of Richard Williams , his master .

SAMUEL FURZEMAN . I am an officer. I was sent for to the prosecutor's house, to apprehended the prisoner, on the 22d of December, about four o'clock; I asked where he lodged - he went with me, and shewed me his box, which I opened, and found these articles - he said he found the tips in sweeping the shop, and took the ferrules from a drawer.

RICHARD WILLIAMS. I am an umbrella-maker , and live in High Holborn . The prisoner was in my employ, as an errand-boy , for three weeks. My wife sent for the officer, and had him taken - I can swear to part of this property, but not all; I always told him if he found any thing to put them into the drawer, as I would prosecute any person I found robbing me, having so many persons about me.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-123

304. MARY HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of December , 8 sovereigns, 3 half-crowns, and I sixpence, the monies of Joseph Hale , from his person .

JOSEPH HALE. I work at a pottery in Staffordshire . - On the 24th of December I was in London, and met the prisoner at the Black Horse public-house, New Gravel-lane, Shadwell, between ten and eleven o'clock at night - she asked me to go home with her, and I did so. I had eight sovereigns in a small bag, and three half-crowns and a sixpence in a large one, which were safe after I got into the room; I sat down on the bed with her, and while we were talking I felt one of her hands in my trousers pocket- I took hold of her, and called for the watchman - when he came I told him what I had been robbed of; before he came another woman came in, struck, and scratched me to make me let go my hold, and the candle was put out; I held the prisoner tight, and did not let her go. She gave charge of me for saying I was robbed, and I was taken to the watch-house; the money was afterwards found in the bag.

AMMON NELSON . I am houseman of the watch-house. I went to this house, in Elbow-lane, Ratcliff-highway ; the prosecutor came down to me, in the custody of a watchman; he said he was robbed; I and the headborough went into the prisoner's room; I searched, and found this bag between the bed and the sacking, with the three half-crowns and 6d. in it, and this little bag was in it, with the eight sovereigns.(Bags produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. He had been acquainted with me on the week before Christmas, and I appointed to meet him at the house between seven and eight o'clock, which I did; we came home to my house about eleven o'clock, and he offered me half-a-crown, and said he had no more - I refused, and told him to go away - he said it was late, and he would stay there all night; he then struck me a violent blow; and when I went before the Magistrate I was not fit to be seen; the person in my house came in, and I gave charge of him, for ill-using me - the woman tried to get him away, but he would not go. When I went to the watch-house I had an opportunity of getting away if I had been disposed - he was in the habit of putting his money between the bed and the sacking, when he was with me.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260112-124

Middlesex Cases, Third Jury,

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

305. DAVID NORTON was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of December , 24lbs. of metal, value 20s., the goods of George Minshaw Glascott and others, his partners, to whom he was servant .

GEORGE MINSHAW GLASCOTT. I carry on business in Great Garden-street, Whitechapel , and am in partnership with others. The prisoner was in our employ for about four months, as a labourer . On the 19th of December the officer, Brown, brought some metal, which I knew belonged to us. The prisoner went by the name of Hutchinson.

JAMES BROWN . I am a Bow-street patrol. I was in Wentworth-street, and stopped the prisoner with a basket - I asked what it was; he said metal, which he had brought

from Chicksand-street. I took him before the Magistrate, and then traced the property to Mr. Glascott.

Prisoner. I throw myself on the mercy of the Court.

GUILTY . Aged 50.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-125

307. PETER SHIELDS was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of January , 1 clock, value 10s. , the goods of George Gooch .

AMELIA GOOCH . I am the wife of George Gooch - we live in King-street, Covent-garden ; the house is divided into chambers. I missed a cloak, a small bundle of linen, and a coat, between ten and twelve o'clock on the night of the 10th of January.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GEORGE JAMES JENNINGS . I am one of the foot patrol. I met the prisoner near the watch-house on this night, with a small bundle rolled up in this cloak; a man was with him, who ran away - he said it was a bundle of dirty linen, which he was going to take to his mother, who was a laundress, and he had got it from the Golden Cross, St. John-street, Smithfield - that his mother had left it there being a little in liquor. I asked where his mother lived; he could not tell - I took him into custody, and found a ticket in the bundle, dated the 10th of January.

JOHN MASON . I was with Jennings - what he has stated is correct. I picked up the cloak, which fell from the bundle.

Prisoner's Defence. When I was examined the officer said the bundle was wrapped up in the cloak, and it was on the ground. I was standing on the curb stone - a young man, very genteely dressed, came and asked me to carry the bundle as far as Vine-street, for 6d., and if any question should be asked, he told me what to say; he went on before, and said he would make the bundle the lighter, and he put the great coat on - when he saw me taken he ran away.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-126

308. JAMES SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of January , 1 wooden till, value 3d., and 12s. 9d. in copper , the property of Matthias Bailey .

MATTHIAS BAILEY. I live in Hope-street, Spitalfields , and am a baker . On the 7th of January, between ten and eleven o'clock, I went out with some bread - I returned between eleven and twelve, and as I was going up the steps I met the prisoner coming out, with my till in his hand, and 12s. 9d. in copper in it.(Till produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went in for a penny loaf, and a boy in the shop asked if I would have the till - I said I would.

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18260112-127

309. JEREMIAH SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of December , 1 coat, value 40s. , the goods of James Butler .

JOHN KING . I am servant to James Butler, who lives in High-street, Shadwell, and is a cheesemonger . I was at Mr. Hopkes' door, in Ratcliff-highway , about ten o'clock at night on the 15th of December, with my master's horse and chaise - this coat was in it; the prisoner, (whom I had known for some time), with three other persons, came from the public-house next door, and began a sham fight, before the horse's head; I went to the horse to quiet him, and the prisoner went to the back of the chaise, and drew the coat out - I pursued him to Old Gravel-lane, where I took the coat from him, and made a strike at him - he left the coat, and got away; I called to the officer to stop him.

WILLIAM DICKENSON . I am an officer. I was in Ratcliff-highway on this night, with Furlong. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw the prisoner running - he dropped the coat - King took it up. I pursued, and took him - there was no person near him.

GEORGE FURLONG . I was with Dickenson - what he has stated is correct.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw a number of people going down the highway, and heard the cry of Stop thief! I ran and was stopped.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-128

310. FULLER HAWKS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of November , 1 skin of leather, value 20s. , the goods of George Waite .

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

JAMES BROWN . I am a Bow-street patrol. I met the prisoner about half-past eleven o'clock at night on the 28th of November, at the corner of Wilderness-row, with two parcels; I asked what this large one contained - he said two skins, which he was going to send to his brother, in Norfolk; I asked if he had any letter to shew where he got them - he said he received them from Mr. Barnes, a tailor, in Heath-street, Stepney. We then took him to a public-house in Goswell-road, and asked if he had a letter from his brother - he said he had one, but destroyed it - that he lived at Mr. Astow's, a wine-merchant, opposite - my brother officer went over there, and that gentleman pledged himself to be answerable for his appearance next morning; I went there the next day, and saw the prisoner again - he said, "I told you an untruth last night - I found it at the back of my master's house last night" - this is the paper, in which there was but one skin; the paper was quite clean, though the night had been very wet and muddy. I afterwards showed this skin to Mr. Waite.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. He told you where he lived, and you found him there the next morning? A. Yes. The place where he said he found the skin is a very dirty place at all times.

GEORGE WAITE. I have no doubt at all of this skin being mine - I have made no mark upon it, but there is a particular chalk mark upon it; I bought it of Mr. Wyard, in Coleman-street - I had not missed it. The prisoner's brother was my porter.

Cross-examined. Q. How many such skins have you bought? A. Some hundreds, and other people have had the same. I do not know that I had noticed the chalk mark on it before. I had sold part of them, and cannot swear I had not sold this.

THOMAS STRICKLAND . I am in the employ of Mr. Wyard, of Coleman-street. This skin is my manufacture - I put this mark upon it, and left it in the warehouse

- we sell skins to Mr. Waite, but I do not know that he bought this.

JAMES MEDLICOTT . I am an officer. I was with Brown - I took one parcel, and Brown the other. The prisoner said, positively, before I opened the parcel, that it contained two skins, which he had got from a tailor, in Heath-street, Commercial-road - I opened the parcel, and found but one.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-129

311. DANIEL SUTHERLAND was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of January , 1 plane, value 4s., the goods of John Richard Courtice ; and 1 plane, value 4s. , the goods of John Roe .

JOHN RICHARD COURTICE. I am employed by Mr. Stothart, a piano-forte maker , of Well-street, Oxford-street . I left work at seven o'clock in the evening of the 3d of January, and on going at eight the next morning, my plane was gone - I have seen it since at the pawnbroker's; the prisoner has worked there with his father, for three years, and had a good character.

JOHN ROE. This plane is mine - I left it safe on the 5th of January, on my work, in Well-street, and missed it next morning. I found it at the pawnbroker's.

WILLIAM DAVIS . I am a pawnbroker. I took this plane in pawn from the prisoner, on the 4th of January, and lent him 1s. 6d. upon it; he brought the other two days afterwards, when I gave him in custody - he said it was of no use sending to Stothart's that night, as they were shut up.

WILLIAM SHEPHERD I am an officer. I was called to take the prisoner - he said he wished his fingers had dropped off before he had done it.

Prisoner. I am very sorry that I did it.

One witness gave the prisoner an excellent character, and engaged to employ him.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Recommended to Mercy. - Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18260112-130

312. ROBERT REYNOLDS was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of December , 1 saw, value 6s. , the goods of Joseph Pink .

JOSEPH PINK. I am a carpenter , and lodge at Mr. Humphries'. I saw my trying plane, and my other tools safe in my chest on the 19th of December; I took a holiday. that week, and did not miss them till Mr. Wheeler came to me, and asked if I had lost them.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS? Q. Had you seen the saw a short time before you missed it? A. Yes, about a week; the prisoner worked for a person named Reynolds some time ago.(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN GRANT . I am a carpenter. On the 23d of December I was at work in Pope-street, Hackney-road, and found these tools hidden under the floor of the next house - I was at the Olive Branch, public-house, the same night, and saw the prisoner - I asked him if these tools were his, or if he had put them there; he said he had put a plane and saw under the floor; I said, I had given them to Mr. Wheeler.

ROBERT WHEELER . I was working in Pope-street, Hackney-road. I went there on the 23d of December, and saw the prisoner, who was very dilatory about the premises - I asked if he was going to work - he said he was; I then went away, and in the evening I saw him again at the Olive Branch. Grant told me he had a saw and a trying-plane; when he went away I sent Grant to get them, and I took them away - the next morning the prisoner came, and said he wanted to go to work. I asked how he came by the tools he had yesterday - he said they were his own, and his father had given them to him two years ago; I then asked the prisoner where he had lodged - he said,"In John-street;" I went there, and found he had only slept there one night.

JAMES ALLEN . I am a constable. I took the prisoner, and have the saw; I asked the prisoner to describe the marks on it - he said he could not, but that his father had given it to him two years ago.

Prisoner's Defence. I asked Mr. Wheeler for my tools, but as for these tools I know nothing about them.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined Four Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-131

313. JOHN PLATT , JAMES MASSEY , and THOMAS M'GRATH were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of December , 1 set of harness, value 12s. , the goods of John Pack .

JOHN GOULD . I was in Pitfield-street about two o'clock on the 21st of December, and saw the three prisoners together - they went into an oil-shop, and then to a pawnbroker's; I went in and asked if they had stolen anything, but they had not; I followed them to Mr. Pack's - Platt went in there, and came out with this harness - the other two stood on the opposite side of the way - I followed Platt, and brought him back to Mr. Pack's shop; I then got assistance, and secured the other two.

JOSEPH LEWIS . I saw Gould in Old-street, about two o'clock on the 21st of December; I saw Platt go into Mr. Pack's shop, but did not see him come out - the other two prisoners came towards me, and I shunned them - I then saw Gould with Platt in custody.

JAMES WILLIAM LANE . I am an apprentice to Mr. John Pack - he is a harness-maker , and lives in Old-street ; this harness is his.

GEORGE SMITH . I am an officer. I took Platt, and found the harness in his apron.(Property produced and sworn to.)

PLATT'S Defence. I went to buy a halter, and met a man who asked me to carry the harness to No. 6, High-street, Shoreditch.

PLATT - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined One Month .

MASSEY - NOT GUILTY .

M'GRATH - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-132

314. SAMUEL JONES and GEORGE HEARN were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of January , 16 combs, value 8s. , the goods of Henry Danby , and CATHERINE COCHRANE was indicted for feloniously receiving the same, well knowing them to have been stolen .

HENRY DANBY. I live in Drury-lane , and am a hairdresser . On the 3d of January, when I opened my shop, I missed four packages of combs from my window - they were worth about 12s.; a pane of glass was broken, and a piece of glass taken out - I looked out and saw Jones; I ran and caught hold of him, and asked what he had done with the combs - he said he had not taken them, but that

Hearn had; I went to his house in Barley-court, where I found one comb, and at Hearn's house I found five more. Hearn said he had sold some at the house of Cochrane, in St. Giles's - I went there and found sixteen, which were all my property - they were worth 5s.; and Cochrane said she had given 8d. for them. I can swear to the paper they were in - they had been in my window the night before.

WILLIAM BOND . I am an officer. I have some combs which I found at Jones's, Hearn's, and Cochrane's, in St. Giles's - I asked Cochrane what she had done with the combs she bought of Hearn; she said they were in a box, which she opened, and I took them out; she said at first that she gave 5d. for them. and then 8d. Jones said he did not take them, but Hearn took them out of the window with a hook stick.

COURT to HENRY DANBY. Q. When did you first see Hearn? A. The day after I missed the combs - I asked what he had done with them, and he said he had sold them to a woman in St. Giles's.

COCHRANE'S Defence. I bought them for 8d., and sold them again - when I heard they were stolen I went and got them back; he told me he had found them, or I would not have bought them.

JONES - GUILTY . Aged 10.

HEARN - GUILTY . Aged 11.

Recommended to Mercy. - Transported for Seven Years .

COCHRANE - GUILTY . Aged 34.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-133

315. SARAH JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of December , 1 pair of boots, value 2s.; 1 pelisse, value 6s., and 1 gown, value 2s. , the goods of Ann Jones .

ANN JONES. I am a widow , and live in Sleep's-alley, St. John-street, Clerkenwell ; the prisoner lodged with me. On the 23d of December I desired her to pawn a pelisse for me - she asked me if I wished it done immediately - I said, "No." I went out and returned in three-quarters of an hour; she then told me she could get but 4s. for it, and gave me 3s. 6d., saying she had paid sixpence for a letter in the afternoon; I asked where she had put my gown and boots - she said the gown was in the chest, and the boots were in the leather trunk - she then went out; I did not see her again till she was taken up. I missed the articles the same evening.(Property produced and sworn to.)

ELIZABETH KNIGHT . I live in Sleep-alley. About ten o'clock on the morning of the 28th of December I was going to light my copper fire, and found a piece of paper rolled up with three duplicates in it.

CHARLES CROOK . I am a pawnbroker; this pelisse was pawned at my house on the 23d of December, with a pair of boots - I think by the prisoner, but am not certain.

EDWARD BULWORTHY . I am a pawnbroker. I have a gown which was pawned at my house, but not by the prisoner.

JOHN WIGGINS . I took up the prisoner, and asked where the boots and gown were; she said in the chest at Mrs. Jones's.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-134

316. JOHN JANOR was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of December , 3lbs. of pork, value 2s. , the goods of Henry Harben, the younger , and Henry Harben, the elder .

GEORGE SHARPE . I am shopman to Henry Harben, the elder, and Henry Harben, the younger, cheesemongers , of High-street, St. Giles's . About ten o'clock on the 20th of December, a person gave an alarm - I went out, and saw the prisoner turn into the Hampshire Hog yard, I followed; he took a piece of pork from under his arm - I knew it to be my master's; I had placed it in the window five minutes before.

JAMES SAMS . On the 20th of December I was going into the shop to get a rasher of bacon for my lunch; I saw the prisoner take the piece of pork, and put it under his arm. I gave an alarm, and he was taken in about a minute.

WILLIAM PRITCHARD . I am an officer, and took the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 69.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-135

317. WILLIAM GROVES was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of January , 2 pieces of wood, value 2s. the goods of John Yates .

JOHN BURKE . I was in the employ of John Yates. On the 10th of January, I was in his yard about five o'clock; when the prisoner came in - a waggon was at the gate, and he inquired for one of the carmen - he left a message with me, which I told him I would deliver; I had seen him about the gate with another man - before he came into the yard again I went into the lobby, and then came out, and saw no one about; he then went into a place under the deal piles, where the quarterings were - and I saw him going out of the yard, with these two quarterings on his shoulder; I secured him.

GEORGE WATERS . I am a constable. I took the prisoner, and have the quarterings which Burke gave me; the prisoner said he had done wrong, but was sure Mr. Yates would forgive him - he was in great distress, and he did not care whether he lived or died.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 52.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260112-136

318. JOSEPH EDEN was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of December , 1 shirt, value 7s. , the goods of Peter Davidson .

JANE DAVIDSON . I live at Wapping , and am the wife of Peter Davidson - he is at sea . On the 21st of December some linen hung in my yard - between six and seven o'clock in the evening I saw the lines moving, and ran out I missed a shirt, and saw a man getting over the wall - I ran to the street-door, cried Stop thief! I saw the man stopped, and the shirt was in his breast; when the patrol struck him with his stick, he threw it from him; I saw a young woman pick it up, and give it to the patrol. I saw it afterwards, when he produced it at Lambeth-street Office, and knew it to be mine; the prisoner heard me say so, and it was taken down in writing - he seemed to deny it; no-other person is here.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-137

319. CHARLES DUFFIN was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of January , 1 basket, value 4d.; 1 towel, value 6d., and 16lbs of mutton, value 10s. , the goods of George Mash .

GEORGE MASH. I live in Oxford-street. and am a potatoe dealer . On the 4th of January, about half-past eight

o'clock in the evening, I had a piece of mutton, and a towel, in a basket, at the corner of Red-lion-street , and when I got to St. Giles's Church, an alarm was given. I looked, and the basket which contained the mutton and cloth were missing; I saw them again at the watch-house.

DANIEL REARDON . I was in Broad-street, St. Giles's, about half-past 8 o'clock on this evening in company with another patrol. I saw the prisoner and another man following Mash's cart - I saw the other get into the cart at the corner of Plumb-tree-street, and at the corner of Broad-street he let down the basket; they ran off, and I pursued them, and took the prisoner; Lane went after the cart.

Prisoner. Q. Why did you pass me first, if you had seen me with the mutton? A. The other was before him, and I thought it right to take the first, that he might not get away - the basket was then on the ground.

WILLIAM M'GREGOR . I was with Reardon, and saw the prisoner and his companion following the cart - his companion got in and let down the basket into the prisoner's hands - we followed them, and Reardon stopped the prisoner - he dropped the basket, which I took up.

JOHN LANE . I am a patrol. I saw the prisoner and his companion following the cart - I kept a sharp eye upon them till the basket was taken from the cart - I ran and told the man of it.(Basket produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was passing up George-street - a young man in a white coat passed me and dropped the mutton; Reardon stopped me, and M'Gregor took up the mutton.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-138

320. JOSEPH COOK was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of January , 1 copper, value 5s., the goods of John Bosbury , and fixed to a dwelling house of his .

SECOND COUNT, stating it to be fixed to a building.

JOHN BOSBURY. On Sunday morning last, about eleven o'clock. I went to a house which I rent in White-lion-street, Chelsea - the door was fastened, but I looked over the door and saw that the copper was safe - the next morning it was gone; I went the next day to Westman-street, Chelsea, where I found it.(Property produced and sworn to.)

ANDREW VALBANOE . I am a coal-dealer, and live at No. 13, Westman-street, Chelsea. On Monday morning last the prisoner passed my house, with this copper on his shoulder; I said I hoped he had got it honestly, as if he had not I knew him before, and should know where to find him; I asked how it got those dents in it; he said he had it of Mr. Lloyd, and it had been in the stable; I asked if he wished to sell it - he said he did; I sent one of my boys to get it weighed, and gave him 6s. for it. I then straightened it a bit, and found it had a hole in it, and would not do for the purpose I wanted it; I then sent for a person to buy it of me.

WILLIAM ALLEN . On Monday last I received information of the copper being lost; Valbanoe said he had bought it of the prisoner - I went after him, and found him in a public-house; he got out, and the prosecutor cried Stop thief! I got up with him, and took him - he was taken to the watch-house, and I asked him where he got it - he said from Mr. Bosbury's on Sunday night.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to sleep in the place where the copper was; I was very hungry, and had no money. I took the copper. I have slept there night after night when I had no money.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Judgment Respited.

Reference Number: t18260112-139

THIRD DAY. SATURDAY, JANUARY 14.

Middlesex Cases - Third Jury.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

321. GEORGE WILLIAM KERRIDGE was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , 1 sovereign, 13 shillings, and an order for payment of and value 120l. , the property of Abel Jenkins and Charles Thelwal Abbott , to whom he was servant . Also for stealing, on the 17th of February , 1 bill of exchange, for payment of and value 194l. , the property of the same persons.

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY . Aged 47.

And remains for trial next Session, upon an indictment for forgery.

Reference Number: t18260112-140

322. DANIEL DEAN was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , 130lbs. of types, value 10l. , the goods of John Fowler Dove .

MR. ANDREWS conducted the prosecution.

JAMES TAYLOR . I live in the Old Bailey, and am a printer. On Wednesday week a man, who was quite a stranger, brought some types to my house, to sell for old metal - he did not ask a price, but brought a paper for me to fill up, with the prices of old metal, which I did; in about three hours he brought the metal, which appeared nearly new; I referred to Bridgeman and Barret, two of my men, who knew the type; the man said he brought it from a Mr. Dean, and I said I must see him - next day the prisoner came, about noon - he said his name was Dean, and asked if some old metal had not been left - I said it had; he asked why it had not been returned, or paid for; I said it had come under suspicious circumstances, and I had sent for a printer - I kept him till Mr. Dove arrived; the prisoner said he could clearly account for it, but when Mr. Dove claimed it he said he hoped Mr. Dove would be merciful to him.

Prisoner. Q. Did I not say "I think you are acting very harsbly with me - take a little time to think of it?" A. I believe you did; but when you got up to go away you said you hoped he would be merciful to you. When a type is incomplete it is considered an old metal, but it is not usual to throw out metal so perfect as this; a great part of it could be used.

Q. There was part of a page standing with the type when it came to you, in pie? A. Yes, and a part in papers - it is not exactly in the same state now as when it came; it has been thrown out of the trunk into the box - I seperated a part of it, but it is now mixed; there were two or three sorts of small pica, pica, brevier, and several others. There was part of a perfect page of an Italian Grammar, which was recognized by Mr. Dove - this is the type that was brought to me; it is worth 24s. as old metal, but 3l. or 4l. as type.

GEORGE HAZLEWOOD WORRALL . I am an officer. I produce the type, in the same state as I received it.

Prisoner. Q. Where did you take me to? A. To the Compter, and then took your child home. Mr. Dove remained there about twenty minutes, and searched every room and cupboard that he thought proper; he looked at your receipts to see if there were any documents of his property, but he did not find any - we had no search-warrant - I do not remember that you wished Mr. Dove to go home with you, or said you would give him every information in your power - you wished him not to be harsh with you.

JOHN BRIDGEMAN . I am a printer, in the employ of Mr. Taylor. He showed me some type, which I knew to be Mr. Dove's, for whom I worked last September.

Prisoner. Q. In what state was it? A. In a state of pie, but I can swear it was Mr. Dove's; if an heap of pie was brought from eight or ten printing-offices I could point out which were his. Here are three different small picas - some of Fry's, and some of Caslon's - I can pick them out.

THOMAS BARRET . I am a printer at Mr. Taylor's, and was apprentice at Mr. Dove's. I saw this type, and knew it to be his - there was some part of it in lines, in the Italian language, in small pages, I think in duodecimo.

MR. JOHN FOWLER DOVE. I am a printer . The prisoner worked for me last May. This type is mine - part of it is old, but not so old as to be thrown away, for years to come - I stated the value at 6l., but it is worth more to me; part of it is in the lines of "Tottis" Italian Grammar."

Prisoner. Q. Have you got the bill-book used in your house? A. No. I heard of the fire at Mr. Gosnell's - I took the prisoner and several of his hands from there - he was employed upon the Rev. Daniel Wilson's letters, which were began at Mr. Gosnell's, and printed after the fire at my house; it was printed in pica, small pica, and long primer. The prisoner worked on the left-hand in the long room, which is not seperated. I went to him in Giltspur-street on the morning after he was in custody - he had said, the night before, that it was my property, and he would make some communication, but he did not. I did not say I had two more in my employ whom I had strongly suspected, but I requested the prisoner to give up his accomplices. I might have told him that I suspected he had accomplices, because I did suspect it. I did not say to his wife, "I don't believe your husband stole the property, but I believe he received it from some one;" I said I thought from the extent of the robbery he had accomplices; I was told the other evening that his wife had nothing to eat, and I called and gave her 5s.; I said if it could be proved that she had nothing to do with this, I would do what I could for her - her landlady was there, and said she was niece to a certain gentleman, and I wrote to him.

JURY. Q. How much of it was considered as Tottis' Grammer? A. Part of a page, and several lines - no other printer has printed that work for the last ten years.

The prisoner entered into a long Defence, contending that there was no proof of his having committed the robbery, and stated that he had purchased it, and accusing the prosecutor of vindictive motives, as he had the prosecutor in the former case, page 87.

Prisoner to MR. DOVE. Q. Did you call at my apartment, and see my wife? A. Yes - you asked me to call and administer all the comfort I could to your disconsolate partner; when I called at Giltspur-street, before I entered your name on the book; I called from the motive of charity and benevolence; your wife shewed me a letter from a baronet, and I wrote to him to tell him the situation she was in, and to beg him to extend his kindness to her, as I found he had relieved her before; I wrote to another gentleman, and said if he was really her uncle, this would be a good time to extend his kindness to her, and I offered to join with him - I received an answer, in which he denies being related to her.

WILLIAM JEFFRIES . I recollect on Christmas-eve a quantity of small pica, about 80lbs., being brought to my premises for sale - it was in order; I examined it before the prisoner, and afterwards more leisurely; I recollect there were three or four different founts in it, in paper - I should not have known "Tottis" Grammar," but I should have known it was in Italian. I cannot swear that this is it; nor could any printer in London, being in a state of pie; if a quantity of type had been taken from my office I could not swear to it.

MR. ANDREWS. Q. Has the type which the prisoner brought to you been since claimed by Mr. Dove? A. Yes - that part which was in paper could be sworn to - I bought it as useful type, not as old metal.

COURT to THOMAS BARRETT. Q. When did you leave Mr. Dove? A. In September last; he was printing "Tottis' Grammar," but I do not recollect when; the prisoner could have got from the place he worked in to the other part of the premises; the types that were not in use were locked up - the others were about the premises.

Prisoner. Q. In what part of the house was "Tottis" Grammar" done? A. In different parts of the house; I think it was done when you came to the house, but the pages remained about.

COURT to JOHN BRIDGEMAN. Q. Did Tottis' Grammar lay about the office for some time? A. Yes.

Prisoner. Q. Is it not common for the overseer to put away the type when a work is finished, and keep it under lock and key? A. Yes, but he might be otherwise employed.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-141

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

323. MICHAEL CORCORAN was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of December , 70lbs. of lead, value 20s. , the goods of Edward Moore .

EDWARD MOORE. On the 22d of December some lead was ripped from an uninhabited house of mine, in President-street east, Goswell-road - I had seen it safe the day before, and in the evening Lock, the officer, shewed me some, which I saw matched with what remains in the gutter; I can swear to it. The prisoner had not worked for me.

SAMUEL WATKINS . I am a plasterer. I have two houses adjoining to Moore's. I went on the evening of the 22d of December, about half-past five o'clock, to see

what my carpenters were doing; I heard some person on the top of the next house; I gave an alarm; some men got up, and on the third house of Mr. Moore's they found a person, who got through the roof of a house, and got down.

JOHN NICHOLSON . I am a carpenter. I was working at Watkins' house - I went to the roof, and saw the prisoner standing in the gutter of the third house - I said "You thieving rascal - what do you want there;" he started off, and went across three houses, and I after him - he slipped through a roof, and got down into a house; I called out,"He is in the house" - he then jumped out of a window, and was taken, I believe, but I did not see him. I went back, and found this lead rolled up in the gutter, where I had first seen him; he had a hat on when I saw him, but I can swear it was the prisoner - he left his hat in the sepair of stairs room.

THOMAS WAKELIN . I am a cheesemonger and grocer. I was coming up President-street about six o'clock, and heard Mr. Watkins say there was a thief in the house - a gentleman lent me a light - I looked about, but did not see any one; I then went into another house, and heard a noise in the chimney; I went there, saw some feet hanging down, and pulled the prisoner down; I called in a gentleman, who assisted in taking him to the watch-house - he was without a hat, and said, "Give me my hat."

ROBERT KNIGHT . I was going down the street, and saw the prisoner taken from the chimney - he asked for his hat, and said he had done nothing.

JOHN BROWN . I am the watch-house-keeper. The prisoner was brought in, without a hat; I sent back, and received the lead from the carpenter. The next morning I received the prisoner's hat, which he disowned.

ROBERT LOCK . I am an officer. I produce 70lbs. of lead, which I saw compared with the lead in the gutter - it matched exactly,(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was going to Islington, and was taken short, and went into the house - I lost my hat in the street, and they would not let me pick it up.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-142

324. WILLIAM BROUGH was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of December , 2 planes, value 4s. , the goods of James Abel .

JAMES ABEL. I am a wheelwright . On the 16th of December I met the prisoner, with two planes in his hand, which I knew to be mine; I asked him where he was going to take them - he said a man gave them to him to carry to a new building in Hare-street-fields; I told him I would show him where he took them from. I took hold of him, but he said he would not go with me. I had left my little girl to mind my shop while I went out, but her mother was obliged to send her out. The planes had laid on my bench.(Property produced and sworn to.)

JAMES CALLOW . I am an officer. I took the prisoner, and asked him how he came to do such a thing - he told me not to busy myself about it.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-143

325. MARY EVERETT was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of September , 3 blankets, value 7s.; 1 cover-lid, value 1s.; 1 pillow, value 1s.; 2 sheets, value 3s.; 1 set of fire-irons, value 3s., and 1 bolster, value 1s., the goods of Thomas Peake , in a lodging-room .

THOMAS PEAKE. I live in Wiltshire-place, Hoxton . - The prisoner took a lodging of me on the 27th of August, at 4s. 6d. per week - she left on the 3d of December, 1l. 5s. 6d. in debt, and we missed this property.

ELIZABETH PEAKE . I am the prosecutor's wife. I went into the prisoner's room on the 3d of December; I saw it was in a state of disorder - I said to her, "Where are my things?" she said she had pawned them, but she should get them at night, as her husband was coming home, and she would give me some money - that it should be made all right; my husband then got an officer.

JOHN STEVENSON . I am an officer. I found some duplicates of the property on the prisoner.

WILLIAM BUDD . I live with Mr. Russell, of Shoreditch. I have a blanket, pawned by a woman, who said she lived at No. 10, Great Swan-alley. I cannot say who it was.

WILLIAM COOMBS . I live in Sun-street, and am a pawnbroker. I have a blanket, a sheet, and some fire-irons, pawned at different times, by the prisoner.(Property produced and swron to).

Prisoner's Defence. I intended to redeem them - I did it from pure distress; my husband has been five years in the workhouse.

GUILTY . Aged 59.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined One Week .

Reference Number: t18260112-144

326. MARGARET ASH was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of December , 1 sheet, value 3s., the goods of Moses Solomons , in a lodging-room .

ESTHER SOLOMONS . I am the wife of Moses Solomons - we live on Great Saffron-hill . The prisoner came to lodge with us about seven weeks ago, and hired a furnished room, for 4s. per week. I agreed to give her a clean pair of sheets every month; I went into the room, and missed the sheet - she said it was out to wash; I sent for an officer - she then owed me three weeks rent. I believed she was in great distress, and that this was her first offence.

RICHARD HARE . I found the duplicate of this sheet on the prisoner.

WILLIAM CREED . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Gray's Inn-lane. This sheet was pawned by the prisoner, on the 21st of December.(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-145

327. THOMAS COOPER was indicted for embezzlement .

ELIZA ROWDEN . I am the wife of William Rowden - he is a florist ; the prisoner lived with us three weeks, as errand-boy - it was his duty to receive money for us. - Sarah Ann Bull owed me 15s. 6d; I sent him for it nearly two months ago; I asked if he had received it - he said he had not, but the lady would call and pay me; he left a fortnight afterwards. I thought it was not all right, and went myself, and saw his receipt to the bill.

SARAH ANN BULL . I am a milliner. I owed Mrs. Rowden 15s. 6d., which I paid to the prisoner - I gave him one half-crown, and, I think, two shillings - it was about a month ago. I have the receipt, which he wrote in my presence.

THOMAS GOOK . I am an officer. I took the prisoner on the 20th of December - he said he had taken the money, and lost it - he was a neighbour, and bore a good character. I believe he got playing with some boys, and lost the money.

Prisoner's Defence. I lost the money, and did not tell my mistress - I thought my father could make it up.

GUILTY . Aged 15.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18260112-146

328. SAMUEL WATERS was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of December , 6 planes, value 36s.; 6 saws, value 40s., and 1 clock, value 16s. , the goods of Alexander Murray .

ALEXANDER MURRAY. I am a piano-forte maker , and live in Camden-town . I missed six planes, six saws, and a Dutch clock, which I had left in my shop on Friday evening, the 23d of December. I do not live there - it had been fastened with a padlock and a common lock; I went next morning, and found the lock had been wrenched, and the padlock taken away; I saw part of the property on the Saturday evening at the pawnbroker's.

JOHN SIMMONS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Monmouth-street. I have two planes, one of which was pawned by the prisoner, to the best of my belief, on Saturday, the 24th of December.

Cross-examined by MR. ROBERTS. Q. What time was it? A. One person came in the morning, and another, who, I believe, was the prisoner, came in the evening.

PETER DIXON . I am apprentice to Mr. Howse, a pawnbroker, of High-street, Bloomsbury. I have two saws, pawned on the 24th of December, in the morning - the hand-saw by the prisoner, and the other by another person.

Cross-examined. Q. How many persons come to your shop in a day? A. Perhaps 150; I could not know them all, but I took notice of the prisoner - he has a cast in his eye, which I noticed - I swear he is the man; I think it was about eleven o'clock - they were pawned in the name of John Brown.

CHARLES COUSINS . I am an officer. I took the prisoner - he had one of the hand-bills in his pocket.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. The young man says it was about eleven o'clock when I pawned the saw - I have a witness who can contradict it.

HARRIET SMITH . I live in Lawrence-lane. The prisoner was there all day on the 24th of December, till four o'clock in the evening - he did not lodge with me, but he was there all that day.

COURT. Q. Who keeps the house? A. A person named Grant. I keep my own room - the prisoner sometimes lodged with his father and mother, and sometimes he would be with me for a week together. On the 24th of December he got up about nine o'clock, and breakfasted about ten - he staid with me all day till four o'clock, and came again about seven in the evening. No one told me to attend here, but I saw his name up against the door, and I came in. I do not know what time the shop was broken open; I never heard of it; I am an unfortunate girl - I do not know how I know it was the 24th of December that he was there.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-147

329. JOHN JAY was indicted for putting off, to William Connell , 60 pieces of false and counterfeit milled money, of the likeness of good and lawful shillings, at and for a lower rate and value than the same did import, and were counterfeited for .

MESSRS. BOLLANa Dnd LAW conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM CONNELL. I live in Blackmore-street, Clare-market, and am a shoemaker . In consequence of some direction from Limbrick, and some knowledge of a person named Davis, I went to the Coventry-cross, public-house, ine Ptticoat-lane, on the 28th of November; I saw the prisoner outside the house, with a whip in his hand; he clapped his hand on my shoulder and said "You are the man I have been well recommended to, and if you will stop here while I put up my horse and cart, I will let you know what I mean;" I waited for his return, and we went to the Bunch of Grapes, about 100 yards off, because he said there were various people in the Coventry-cross, who knew him, and he did not like to deal there; he called for a quartern of gin, and a man named Yates had part of it; the prisoner said he undersood I came after things, by which I understood bad money - but when we came to understand one another, I said I did not like to deal with a stranger, as I had been done out of 4s.; he said if I commenced dealing with him I should always find he would deal in an upright manner, as he supposed I would with him; I told him if I found he was a person of that sort I had no objection to deal with him; he told me to go back to the Coventry Cross and wait for his return; he said"You cannot deal with Sam now, commence dealing with me;" he asked what amount I wanted; I said three score - meaning three score of bad shillings; he said he would bring me any amount I wanted. I saw him several times afterwards till the 19th of December - on that day, about five o'clock in the evening, I saw Limbrick, Brown, Edwards, and Patterson - Limbrick searched me in their presence, and gave me two half-crowns and eleven shillings, in good money; I went to the prisoner's house, No. 17, Goulston-street, Goulston-square . I saw the prisoner in his own room; I sat down, and he asked me how much I wanted - I told him three score; he said his wife was gone to see his mother; he put on his hat, then put his hand to his pocket and said he had not got enough, and I gave him two half-crowns and 3s.; he then left me in the room with the child, and returned in about a quarter of an hour, or twenty minutes; he then put down this paper parcel on the table and said, "Put that in your pocket - it is all right;" I gave him the rest of the money in shillings, and took the parcel; Patterson was outside at this time, and saw me go in; if he staid where I left him he could see the prisoner go out; when I came out I saw Patterson there; I took the paper to Limbrick without opening it, about ten o'clock, at his own house, Church-row, Pancras - it contained three score of bad shillings, which I mark

ed and gave to him - I appointed to see the prisoner again and he was taken up. I have been in trouble myself on a charge of felony, and was sent for three months to the House of Correction; it was for stealing a piece of pork. but it was not true, and there is not a man in the part of the metropolis where I live, that can have a better character than I can.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. You give yourself a good character? A. Yes; I have got my living by hard work; I was a watchman but was dismissed at my own request - I swear that; it may be ten or twelve months ago - I was a watchman in June last, and was dismissed through a false attestation - somebody said something about me; I had been a watchman three years and eight months before that, and had once been dismissed at my own request; I was not on duty when I was charged with taking the pork - I had left home to go to market with my wife. Mr. Careless, the butcher, in Clare-market, was the person from whom I was said to have stolen it. I had a little dealing with Sam for things. I call it honest dealing. I told the gentleman at the office that I had always lived by honest means; before I was discharged from being a watchman I was taken up for ill-treating my wife and leaving her to the parish - it was about three years ago - I was discharged for that. When I went to the prisoner's room, on the 19th of December, I saw nobody but him and three children.

Cross-examined by Mr. LAW. Q. You have been asked if you had not dealings with Sam - was it not for the purpose of giving information to the officer. A. Yes.

Mr. BRODRICK. Q. Did you state at the office that Patterson was outside the door? A. I believe I did, but I will not swear that - I cannot say whether I said I found him when I came out. I have not been examined since. I have talked the matter over with Limbrick, Edwards, and Lee, but I have not seen them more than twice to my knowledge. I attended with them before the Grand Jury - Patterson was there to state all he knew; I answered all the questions that were put - Patterson was introduced to me by Limbrick.

JOHN LIMBRICK . I am an officer of Hatton Garden. Connell was employed by me, as he has stated. He came to me on the 19th of December, about five o'clock, at the Bell public-house; I searched him, and gave him two half-crowns and eleven shillings; he came to me the same evening, about ten o'clock, at my own house, and gave me this paper, containing three score of bad shillings, which he marked, and gave to me in the presence of Patterson. The prisoner was apprehended on the 22d of December by Edwards and Lee, in my presence - he made a call and somebody answered him out of a window; I went up to the room which the voice came from, where I saw Connell and the prisoner's wife; I brought them down, and put them into a coach - they were taken to the office. I asked the prisoner how long he had known Connell - he said"About five or six weeks" - I do not remember his saying any thing more. Edwards searched the prisoner and I searched Connell, and took from him two half-crowns and four shillings marked, and four shillings not marked. The marked money was what I had furnished him with.

Cross-examined. Q. On the 19th of December, you say, you saw Connell and Patterson, about five o'clock in the evening? A. Yes, and again about ten o'clock. I had not seen them in the interval, and do not know where they had been. I have seen Connell three or four times since we went before the Grand Jury, but did not talk about this to my knowledge.

WILLIAM LEE . I am an officer. I saw Connell on the 22d of December - I had not seen him before; he was searched, and two half-crowns and some shillings were given him. I assisted in apprehending the prisoner in Goulston-square.

Cross-examined. Q. Were you in the house in Goulston-street? A. No; Limbrick went in but I did not. I have seen Connell since at Hick's Hall, and here two or three times, but I have had no conversation with him.

COURT. Q. Did you hear the prisoner say any thing when he was taken? A. I believe he asked in the coach what he was taken for, and, I believe, Limbrick said for selling shams; he asked what Connell was there for, but I believe no answer was made to him; he was asked if he knew Connell, and said he had known him for five or six weeks, and had drank a pot of beer with him, or something of that kind.

WILLIAM BROWN EDWARDS . I am an officer. On the 22d of December I was engaged in the apprehension of the prisoner as he was going homewards; I found on him a purse, containing one good shilling, a mourning ring, a gold seal, and a copper key; Connell was taken by Limbrick - they were put into a coach, and taken away to the office; the prisoner asked what that man was there for, but I believe no answer was made - Limbrick asked him how long he had known him - he said five or six weeks, and had drank some pots of porter with him.

WILLIAM PATTERSON . I live in Bill's-buildings, Somer's-town, and am a shoemaker. I saw Connell with Limbrick on the 18th of December, and again on the 19th, at the Bell, Battle-bridge, about half-past five o'clock - Connell was then searched, and two half-crowns and eleven shillings given to him - he went away alone, and I followed him about four or five yards off - he went into No. 17, Goulston-street, and when he had been there a short time I saw the prisoner come out - he went a short distance and returned in about a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes, and went into the house again; I saw Connell come out and go to Limbrick's house; I followed him about five or six yards off - I saw him searched at Limbrick's - three papers of money were taken from him.

COURT. Q. You followed him there and back? A. Yes; it was not possible for him to have received this money from any other person in the street without my seeing him.

Cross-examined. Q. But you do not know who he received it from in the house? A. No; I can not tell what I am to have for this job - I expect what they please to give me. I am an apprentice to Mr. Clulow - he knows of my having taken to this new line. I became acquainted with Limbrick since I have been with Mr. Clulow, about eight or nine months since, when I went up to Hatton Garden, about two women who stole shoes from our place. I was never charged myself; it was at Mr. Limbrick's house that I saw him; it took me about three quarters of an hour to go from the Bell, at Battle-bridge, to Whitechapel, on the 19th of December, and about two

hours to go out the straight road - I was four or five hours gone altogether - I believe it was about ten o'clock when I got back; we did not go any where else - there was no light in Goulston-street. I saw the prisoner come past me - I had seen him on the day before.

Mr. LAW. Q. What time did you follow Connell to Goulston-street? A. About six o'clock. I do not know what distance it is; we went down Sun-street, Bishopsgate; when Connell came out I went to Mr. Limbrick's house, St. Pancras, which is further than the Bell.

JOHN FIELD . I am an inspector of the Mint. The whole of the shillings are counterfeit, and from the same die - they are packed up in the usual way, to prevent friction.

Prisoner's Defence. It is quite a false accusation.

JOHN SCOTT . I am a constable of St. Clement Danes. I have known Connell six or seven months. I apprehended him in June last; he was at that time a supernumerary watchman - I think his beat was in Clare-street - it was Mr. Careless, of Clare-street, who prosecuted him for taking the meat. I would not believe him on his oath - he was discharged from being a watchman, on account of the robbery.

Mr. BOLLAND. Q. What have you known of him to make you use so bold an assertion? A. I have heard a bad account of him. I did not tell the gentlemen of our parish, what sort of a character they had for a watchman.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-148

330. MARY WOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of December , 1 watch-hook, value 8d. , the goods of William Hows .

The prosecutor's name being William Arnold Haddon Hows, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18260112-149

Middlesex Cases, Second Jury.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

331. JAMES WILLAT and GEORGE SHEPHERD were indicted for stealing, on the 19th of December , 9 pieces of leather, value 10s. , the goods of Samuel Bangs .

MR. LAW conducted the prosecution.

SAMUEL BANGS. I am a shoemaker , and live at Enfield-wash . I had ten pieces of welt leather on the 19th of December, which I put into a shed, and next morning I missed nine pieces, and found them in a shed belonging to Shepherd's father. I know them to be mine - they are worth 10s. - Willat had been at work on my premises.

JOHN WILSON . I attended the prisoners' examination before the Magistrate. I saw Shepherd sign this paper after it had been read to him (read.)

JAMES WILLAT saith, that on Saturday night last "I went with George Shepherd to the Prosecutor's premises, and took the leather as charged by the prosecutor, and put it into the shed where it was found."

The said GEORGE SHEPHERD voluntarily saith, "That what the prisoner James Willat bath said is true. I stood outside while he took the leather, and no other person was connected with us."

WILLAT - GUILTY . Aged 23.

Confined Three Months .

SHEPHERD - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-150

332. WILLIAM GRINSON was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of January , 9lbs. of black lead, value 4s. , the goods of William Jollands Davis .

WILLIAM JOLLANDS DAVIS. I am an emery-manufacturer , and live in Joiner-street, Tooley-street - the prisoner was my foreman ; I never sold him any black-lead; I believe this lead to be mine - he had access to every part of my premises; the brown-paper bags in which my black-lead and emery are kept, are made in a particular manner.

JOHN GODLIEB BYER . I am clerk to Mr. Davis. The prisoner never bought any black-lead; I believe this is our black-lead - we make our bags in a peculiar manner, exactly to fit a weight of 14lbs.; this bag is not now in the state in which we have our's - there are Spanish, Scotch, and Cumberland black-lead - this is Spanish, but it is darker than Spanish generally is.

Prisoner. Q. Did you make this bag? A. No, I did not see it made, but we always cut our bags of the same size; I have no particular mark on it.

JOHN GASKIN . I am a Thames-police constable. On the evening of the 12th of January, I saw the prisoner on Tower-hill, about seven o'clock, carrying a basket under his arm; I asked what he was carrying - he said, "A few bits of wood" - I said I doubted he had something more; he then said, a little lead, from where he worked for his own use, which he was going to take to his sister's, in Goodman's-yard; he said he worked for Mr. Davis, in Joiner-street. I asked him if his master knew it - he said yes, he had paid him for 4lbs. on the Saturday night, when he took his wages; I said I thought there was more; he said he thought it was no harm to take a little more (as he worked amongst it,) than the neat weight; there was just 9lbs.

GUILTY . Aged 39.

Strongly Recommended to Mercy. - Confined 4 Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-151

333. CAROLINE WELCH was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of December , 2lbs. of mutton, value 18d. , the goods of William Price .

ELIZABETH PRICE . I am the wife of William Price, he lives in Little Earl-street, Seven-dials , and is a butcher . On the 12th of December I was putting a mat down at my parlour door, and saw the prisoner come to the window and take a piece of mutton from the shop-board, and put it under her shawl. I arose up, and she walked into the shop, and asked if I had any beef-steaks. I said, "Where is the bit of mutton you took from the board;" I lifted up her shawl and saw it - she said it was not mine, she had bought it in Clare-market - I sent for the officer; she then said, "I beg your pardon, and I will pay you what you please."

THOMAS KENDRICK . I am an officer, and took the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I was passing this window, and saw some bits of beef, which I thought would be better to buy for my children than tea, and next day I went in the shop and asked if she had any bits of beef - she said Yes; she then saw the mutton, and then said, "You have got meat enough, what do you want with more." I told her what I have told you now - she said, "This is our meat," and her daughter said, "Yes, it is."

GUILTY . Aged 55.

Confined Seven Days .

Reference Number: t18260112-152

234. ELIZA WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of January , 1 sheet, value 8d., and 2 blankets, value 9s. , the goods of James Martin .

MARGARET MARTIN . I am the wife of James Martin. I let my lodgings last Wednesday week to a young woman, and on the Friday following she brought the prisoner to live with her. I went up for my rent last Wednesday, and missed these articles; Mary Drew was the only person in the room - the prisoner and the young woman were gone.(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN WILLIAMS . I am a pawnbroker. I took in this sheet, of the prisoner and Mary Drew, on Tuesday last about eleven o'clock.

MARY DREW . On Tuesday last I went with the prisoner and pawned this sheet; I saw her on Wednesday morning going out of the room with one of the blankets - the woman who lived in the room was there; I heard her tell the prisoner to take it.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-153

335. EMMA TRUEMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of September , 14 yards of cotton, value 10s. , the goods of John D'Oyly.

ANGELIOUS BERTRAUN . I was in Oxford-street about four o'clock in the evening of the 13th of December, and saw the prisoner opposite Mr. D'Oyly's shop, near the Pantheon; she put her hand inside the door-way, and put something under her shawl - went to the next door, and then came back by the shop again - I crossed over and met her - I asked her what she had got, she said nothing; I turned back her shawl and found the cotton, which I took back to the shop, where they owned it.

EVAN DAVIS . I am in the employ of Mr. John D'Oyly, Bertraun brought the prisoner back with the piece of cotton, which I had seen within the door about half an hour before.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. It was distress.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-154

336. MOSES OWEN was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of January , 3 gowns, value 15s.; a bed-gown, value 1s., and a shawl, value 1s. , the goods of John Eminton .

SUSAN EMINTON . I am the wife of John Eminton, who is a labourer - we live at Kendall-green . I hung out some linen on the 11th of January, about eleven o'clock in the morning, and about twelve I missed these articles.

THOMAS GRIFFITH . I live at Kensington-gravel-pits. Last Wednesday morning, about half-past ten o'clock, I was going to Kendall-green to work, I heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw the prisoner running; he dropped the bundle, which the prosecutor's son picked up - I pursued the prisoner.

GEORGE GIBBS . I am an officer. I received the prisoner and the bundle - the things were quite wet and dirty.

Prisoner's Defence. I was coming up the lane and met these two persons, who asked me to go with them - and they got the things, and said I had stolen them.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-155

337. GEORGE NICHOLLS was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of January , 1 cloak, value 8s. , the goods James Withinberry Hawthorn .

JAMES WITHINBERRY HAWTHORN. I live at Islington , and keep a linen-draper's shop . I know this cloak to be mine - it was safe in my shop on Tuesday evening last. I was alarmed by my young man running out - I went out and saw the prisoner running - he was stopped, and the cloak taken from him.

GEORGE AVERY . I am servant to Mr. Griffith. I was coming out of Mr. Rhodes's yard, and heard a cry of Stop thief! I saw the prisoner running, and kept him in sight till he was taken. I saw him drop something which the prosecutor's young man took up, I believe.

JOHN SHEARS . I am shopman to Mr. Hawthorn, On Tuesday I heard a noise, I turned round and saw the prisoner run off with the cloak - I ran after him, and saw him drop the cloak, which I picked up.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-156

338. CHARLES HOWARD was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of December , a live tame fowl, price 3s. , the property of George Wallis .

GEORGE WALLIS. I am a farrier , and have a forge at Finsbury-wharf, on the Regent-canal - I keep fowls there - they run about the road all day. I missed the cock, which I had seen about eleven or twelve o'clock. I went to Phillimore's house about a fortnight afterwards and saw it there - I have thoroughly examined him, and have no doubt he is mine, though he has been altered - I took him to my home, and he went to his own place directly.

JOHN PHILLIMORE . This cock was brought to me by the prisoner on Wednesday; the prosecutor came to me two days afterwards and took it away; the prisoner said his father brought it up from a chicken, and it was two years old.

JOHN FELL . I apprehended the prisoner.

JOHN TWEEDY . I am an officer. I have the cock which the prisoner said he found in the City-road.

Prisoner's Defence. I was lighting some lamps, and down a turning in the City-road, this fowl flew against my ladder - it was of no use to me, so I bought a game hen of my father, and sold the two for 4s.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-157

339. ROBERT JACKSON was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of December , 18 shirts, value 2l.; 1 coat, value 2l.; 4 silver spoons, value 1l.; 6 pairs of trousers, value 1l., and four handkerchiefs, value 10s. , the goods of Richard Boys .

RICHARD BOYS. I am fourth officer of the Prince Regent East Indiaman . I came to England in June, and when I left the ship I packed up all my articles in my chest, which I locked - it contained eighteen shirts, a coat, four silver spoons, some trousers, and a silk handkerchief - it was taken to my lodgings, at No. 13, Norfolk-street, Strand - Mr. Frampton lodged there likewise, and he sent down my chest to his ship by mistake in November last - a witness stopped it at the Dock-gate, and took charge of it; I have seen two silver spoons which I know were mine, and were locked up in my chest last June.

Cross-examined by MR. BARRY. Q. Did you see the chest at the Docks? A. No. I am certain these spoons were in the chest before it left my house, I do not know the prisoner; it is usual for masters to give boys old clothes or money when ships are discharged, but not spoons.

JOHN GRUNDY . I am a ship-joiner, and live at Gravesend; I have premises at Blackwall. I was there in November last - I saw a chest which was detained by a Revenue officer - it was taken to my warehouse in Cotton-street, Poplar , On Tuesday morning, the 19th of December, I went into the warehouse, and saw a silk stock lying outside the door; I went into the house and inquired of the servant if she had taken these things; she said, No. I then went into the warehouse, and found the chest had been broken open; I found a night cap, a sock, and some books, which I showed to Mr. Boys on Tuesday evening last; I then went round to different pawnbrokers to give them notice.

GEORGE MARSHALL . I live at No. 61, Cannon-street-and am a silversmith. On the 19th of December the prisoner brought these two spoons to sell; he said the mate of a ship gave them to him for carrying a chest up to the Saracen's-head, and he had had them six months; he came a second time in about half an hour, and I detained him - the officer came and took him.

JAMES JEFFRIES . I am a police constable. I went to Marshall's on the 19th of December, with Maston, an officer - the prisoner was there, and these spoons before him, which he said the mate of a ship had given him for carrying his chest.

ROBERT MASTON . I am a Thames police-officer, and was with Jeffries. I saw two men standing at a post - as soon as they saw me they went off; I left the prisoner in custody of Jeffries, and pursued them - they were taken, but said they did not know the prisoner, and they were discharged. I found these three handkerchiefs in the prisoner's hat.(Property produced and sworn to).

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-158

340. JAMES STEVENS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of January , 8 yards of printed cotton, value 10s., the goods of William Smith , and Matthew Ferris , his employers .

MR. ANDREWS conducted the prosecution.

GEORGE COOK . I am foreman to William Smith and Matthew Ferris; the prisoner came into their service on the 2d of January, and in consequence of some suspicion, I brought him into the counting-house, about seven o'clock in the evening of the 11th of January, just as he was leaving work, and in his hat there were eight yards of cotton-print - he said he was very sorry, and would make recompense in the best manner he could; he was given into custody.

JAMES TURNER . I took this man into custody; this cotton was taken from his hat.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-159

341. JAMES ISAAC LAD was indicted for embezzling 1 half-crown, and a shilling, which he had received on account of his mistress .

There being no proof of the prisoner's receiving the identical coin in question, he was ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18260112-160

342. MARY ANN BADGER was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of January , 3lbs. of soap, value 18d., the goods of William Redman , and 2lbs. of soap, value 16d. , the goods of Robert Noyes .

WILLIAM REDMAN. I am a tallow-chandler , and live in King-street, Seven-dials . On the 12th of January I was sent for to Mr. Noyes, a neighbouring tallow-chandler , about eleven o'clock - the officer showed me this soap - I knew it to be mine - it is of a particular shape and quality.

ANN REDMAN. On the 12th of January I saw the prisoner in my father's shop, about eleven o'clock; she bought some pearl-ash, starch, and a small bit of soap.

ROBERT NOYES. I keep a shop in Great St. Andrew's-street, Seven-dials ; the prisoner came about half-past 11 o'clock - I served her with a quarter of a pound of soap, and saw her take two pieces of soap from my bin at the door - she put it under her apron - I went to take them from her, and saw the other pieces of Mr. Redman's; she said a woman gave them her to take to Somer's-town to a laundress.

Prisoner's Defence. I did it through distress - my husband being out of employ, and I have five children.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

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

Reference Number: t18260112-161

343. JAMES WALTER was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of December , 1 watch, value 40s., the goods of William Anderton , from his person .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-162

344. WILLIAM ANDERSON was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of January , one bell, value 10s. , the goods of Robert Trott .

MR. BARRY conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS SMITH . I am servant to Robert Trott - he is contractor for the parish of St. Ann, Limehouse. I was employed in Dalgleish-street, Limehouse , on the 6th of January, between one and two o'clock, removing dust - I left my bell on my cart, and when, I came back it was gone. I did not know the prisoner.

WILLIAM ATTLE . I saw the prisoner on the 6th of January, in the bell-founder's in the Curtain-road, about four o'clock. I went there in consequence of some information - as my master has lost two or three bells lately - the prisoner had a bell in his hand, which was broken - I looked at it, and it was Mr. Trott's; I asked him where he had got it - he said he had been at work for Mr. Trott that day, and the first load of dust he loaded, his mate let it fall and broke it - and he came up there to make the best of it; he said Mr. Trott was going to stop him 12s. for it; he staid a few minutes, the woman weighed the bell, and said she would give him 6s. 6d. for it; he then put it under his arm and walked away; the bell had Mr. Trott's name on it.

ROBERT THOTT. I am contractor for dust and ashes for the parish of St. Ann, Limehouse ; the prisoner is a stranger to me.

Prisoner's Defence. I had no work, and I went to take

the bell to go with these men to get a bit of victuals; a woman over the way called, "Dustman," and I ran to her, and the clapper fell out of the bell and was broke. I ran down to the bell-founder's to see what I could do with it; the woman would not give me money enough for it and I took it away. GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260112-163

345. JAMES BYRNE was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of December , 1 padlock, value 6d.; 1 box, value 1d.; a sixpence, and 5s. in copper monies , the property of David Simpson .

JANE SIMPSON . I am the sister of David Simpson, a baker , who lives in Hanover-street, Regent's-park . I was in the parlour behind the shop on the 22d of December and heard a noise - I went out and saw the prisoner behind the counter - I ran across the shop and gave an alarm; Mr. Powis came in and searched the prisoner; the till was drawn out, and the money was taken out and placed on the floor; I had seen the till safe about half an hour before, and a quantity of copper in it, also five shillings, and one 6d.; no person had been in the shop from that time - he said, "I ask your pardon."

CHARLES POWIS . I am a shoemaker. On the night of the 22d of December, I went to the shop in consequence of an alarm - I saw the prisoner come from behind the counter - I asked what he went there for; he said, "For a half-penny worth of broken biscuits." I searched him, but found nothing on him - Miss Simpson went behind the counter and found the money on the floor.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18260112-164

346. SARAH WHITE was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of December , 1 blanket, value 4s.; 1 pillow, value 3s.; 2 table-cloths, value 3s., and 1 shift, value 2s. , the goods of William Pack , her master.

HANNAH PACK . I am the wife of William Pack. - The prisoner was in my service, and was there the beginning of last week; I desired my daughter to look at the prisoner's bed, to see that it was all right - I afterwards looked myself, and missed a pillow and a blanket - I had not then missed any thing else. I told the prisoner last Monday that I should look at her bed and the clothes bag, and missed these articles; I went up, and said, "Sarah, it is hard you should take my property - you must have pawned it? give me the duplicates;" she went down stairs, and brought up three duplicates; I said, "This is not all" - she then gave me two others.

JAMES KENNEDY . I received five duplicates from the prosecutrix.

SAMUEL SADLER . I am a pawnbroker, and have a blanket, a pillow, a table-cloth, and a night gown, but cannot say who pawned them.

HANNAH DOVE . I am the prosecutrix's daughter. - My mother told me to look at the prisoner's bed, and I missed the articles.

GEORGE KNAPP . I am a pawnbroker, and have a table-cloth, pawned on the 14th of December, by a woman, but cannot say who - I gave her one of the duplicates produced for it.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Confined Three Month .

Reference Number: t18260112-165

347. FRANCIS ROBINSON was indicted for bigamy .

THOMAS GLIBBON . I am a hog butcher. I was present when the prisoner married Mary Ann Dick , at Christ church, Newgate-street, about four years ago; I gave her away - she used him very ill, and ran away with his things, and got him into prison - I believe she is here now.

JOHN BURNLEY . I am parish-clerk of Christ church. I have the register in my hand - (reads) "on the 15th of July, 1821. Francis Robinson, bachelor, was married, by banns, to Mary Ann Dick, widow."

JANE COBCRAFT . I married this man two years ago.

HENRY WILLIAM FACEY . I am clerk of St. Luke's, Old-street . I have the register of the prisoner's marriage with Jane Cobcraft, on the 23d of October, 1823 .

THOMAS GORSUCH . I am an officer. I took up the prisoner, by a warrant, for leaving his first wife, and using her ill.

Prisoner's Defence. My first wife used me so ill - she ran away from me - I met her one day, and she said she would have no more to do with me; so with that I was away from her a while, and happened to take up with this other young woman, thinking the other would not live with me. I was taken up soon afterwards, and my first wife said she would live with me again, and we went home - she then treated me ill, and took me up - then we made it up again, but she broke out, and got tipsy; she came home, and ran away with my things about a month before Christmas.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260112-166

FOURTH DAY. MONDAY, JANUARY 16.

Middlesex Cases, Fourth Jury,

Before Mr. Serjeant Arabin.

347. MARY CHESTER and MARY PEACHEY were indicted for stealing, on the 9th of January , six yards of silk, value 20s., and six table-covers, value 5l. , the goods of John Kernan .

JOHN KERNAN. I am a travelling-draper . On Monday last, the 9th of January, between six and seven o'clock in the evening, I was going down Whitechapel, and met the prisoner Peachey - I asked her the way to Houndsditch; I was as sober and sensible as I am now - she said, "You are not in Houndsditch, but in Whitechapel." She persuaded me to go along with her, and I went to a house in Wentworth-street , as I am told - we went into a lower room - she asked me if I was not going to treat her with something to drink; I laid down a sixpence - she sent for something; she then called in Chester, who she said had fetched it, and she should have something to drink. Peachey then asked me if I would go with her - I told her no - she then called in Chester, and asked if I would go with her, which I refused. Chester then went to the door, and Peachey blew the candle out; she caught me in her arms, and pulled me over towards the bed; I resisted, and she jumped away from me in a moment; I turned round, and my two parcels were gone- one containing six yards of silk, and the other six table-covers; I called out Murder! I came down the court, and there were some persons in the street, who seemed to

laugh and make fun. The parcels were on the floor when Chester left the room, and when Peachey left they were gone. I went next day to a public-house next door to where this happened, and said I would give 2l. 10s. if any body would fetch me my property.

Cross-examined by MR. BRODRICK. Q. Are you quite sure you are sober now? A. Yes - I have had three drams this morning. I was sober when I went to the house, but the girl over-persuaded me. I might be in the room ten minutes. I am married. I did not see Peachey again till after she was in custody.

ELIZA SPENCER . My father keeps the City of Norwich, public-house, in Spitalfields. I have seen the two prisoners come to our bar, but I know nothing of this transaction. I have not seen the property.

JAMES LEE . I am an officer, I apprehended the prisoners on Wednesday evening, from the description the prosecutor gave me.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-167

348. RICHARD TURPIN was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of January , a handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of a certain man, unknown , from his person .

MICHAEL DOYLE . I have been a watchman of St. James, Westminster, for more than three years. On Tuesday, the 3d of January, about a quarter past twelve o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner and another person between the Albany and the Arcade , following two gentlemen - the other person was close to them, and took something from one of them, which he gave to the prisoner, who put it into his hat; he then followed up close, and took something from the other gentleman. I had no assistance - I wanted to get them boht together, but they kept about six yards off; they then passed me, and set off running; I pursued, and took the prisoner, and took this handkerchief from his neck, which I gave to the officer of the night. His companion got away; there were many persons about - it was just the time that people come from the Theatres. If I had called to the gentlemen who lost their property I should not have secured the prisoner.

Prisoner. As I passed the witness he was laying on the step of a door - he saw me tie this handkerchief round my neck, and came and took me. Witness. I was waiting against the iron rails to get them both together.

THOMAS GOOK . I am an officer. I received the prisoner in charge from Doyle - he said the young man who was with him had lent him the handkerchief to tie round his neck, as it was cold, and afterwards he said he bought it of him, for 1s. 6d.

Prisoner's Defence. The handkerchief is my own - I bought it.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-168

349. WILLIAM PENN was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of November , 10 sovereigns, and 4 shillings, the monies of William Edgar and others, his partners, to whom he was servant .

MR. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM EDGAR. I live at No. 10, Piccadilly , and have partners - we are haberdashers . The prisoner has been upwards of two years in our employ; we purchase goods of manufacturers: there is a book kept for the purpose of entering goods bought for ready money. The shopman's duty is to enter the master's name, and each article purchased, and take the book to the cashier, at the desk, and receive the money for them, to pay the person who sold the goods, and to put the invoice on a file kept for that purpose. In consequence of some circumstances I sent for the prisoner on the 3d of January; I had the book, in which those entries are made; I directed his attention to this item, "22d of November, T. Jones, goods, as per bill, 10l. 4s.;" but here is no entry of the particular goods. I made him no threat or promise, but asked him what the goods were; he said they were wire ribbons; I asked him for the invoice - he said it was upon the file; I sent for the file, which was brought by the clerk - I desired him to look it over himself, which he did, but could not find the invoice; I then desired the clerk to look - he could not find it; the prisoner then said that sometimes he put the bills in his pocket, and he had burned one bill which he found in his pocket, thinking it was of no use; I asked where T. Jones lived - he said in Montague-street - I called one of the shopmen, to send to Jones, but before he left the house I said, "Penn, do you mean to say that you have not taken this money, and applied it to your own purposes?" he hesitated, and afterwards said he had - when he purchased goods he should put them away in the stock.

Cross-examined by MR. ALLEY. Q. Could you at all have ascertained how the money had been appropriated if this young man had not told you? A. No - I had not promised him any favour.

THOMAS LITTLE . I am clerk to Mr. Edgar. It is my duty to pay money to the prisoner, if he brings this book to me, with an entry of the things purchased. On the 22d of November he applied to me for this 10l. 4s. - I gave him ten sovereigns and the rest in silver.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you not deny all recollection of this when you was first questioned? A. Yes - but I had not been in such a place before; I have no doubt of it now, from looking at the book, and recollecting the circumstance. I said many times, when I was examined, that I did not recollect it, but I did not understand it. I now persist in swearing I have a recollection of it, by looking at the book, and from memory.

JOHN JONES . I am a manufacturer. I sell articles to Mr. Edgar, but I did not sell any on the 22d of November.

BENJAMIN VALENTINE . I am a constable of Marlborough-street. I know Montague-street, Brick-lane - I went there to ascertain if there was any person of the name of Jones, but there was not.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-169

350. JOHN MYATT SHAW and CHARLES PRATT were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Frances Layer , widow , about the hour of twelve in the night of the 31st of December , at Edmonton , with intent to steal, and stealing therein, 1 hearth rug, value 8s.; 6 sheets, value 30s.; two counterpanes, value 15s.; 10 yards of Russia sheeting, value 14s.; 2 petticoats, value 3s.; 1 frock, value 1s., and 5 handkerchiefs, value 3s., the goods of the said Frances Layer; 1 handkerchief, va

lue 18d., and 1 pair of braces, value 1s. , the goods of Stephen Dockerty .

FRANCIS LAYER. I am a widow, and live in Angel-place , in the parish of Edmonton - my house was broken open on Saturday night, the 31st of December - I was alarmed about half-past three o'clock on Sunday morning, by my female servant; I did not get up at first, I was so alarmed. I lost the articles stated in the indictment, which are worth 3l. 16s.; the handkerchief and the braces belonged to my servant , Stephen Dockerty - the rest were mine; it was taken from a sort of lumber room, or loft, which joins my house by a passage, which leads to that and to one of our sleeping rooms, and there is a door of communication from the house to it. my goods were all in a trunk, and I had seen them safe on the 29th. I cannot tell how the parties got in; the patrol had got the property. The prisoners are strangers to me.

Cross-examined by MR. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you leave some of your servants up when you went to bed? A. Yes.

CAROLINE GARRETT . I am servant to the prosecutrix. I know the lumber room - I had seen the trunks all safe on the 29th of December, when I went to take a shirt out; the articles stolen were all in one trunk. I did not hear any noise in the night - the house was fastened by Stephen. It was not I who alarmed my mistress.

STEPHEN DOCKERTY. I live with Mrs. Laver. I sleep in the kitchen - this lumber room is on the first floor. I fastened up the front door of the house about eight o'clock - I was the last who went to bed, and know the house was all fastened; I locked the coach-house door, and one door of the stable, but the stable door next the yard was not locked - there was a ladder stood by the side of the wall, and a door leads from the stable to this lumber room; there was no part of the house broken, and we do not know how they came in. I lost a pair of braces, a handkerchief, a coat, a waistcoat, a pair of small clothes, and eight farthings. I have seen the prisoner Shaw before, but have not spoken to him - I had seen him that week, standing before my mistress's house, but cannot say on what day. I have seen my braces and handkerchief since.

THOMAS LEGGETTER . I am a watchman of Edmonton. I was passing the house on the morning of the 1st of January, about half-past three o'clock; I saw the coach-house door open - I went in and knocked, and asked who was there - there was no answer. I then went to the door of the house - Stephen, the servant came to me; I asked him if he had shut the coach-house door over night - he said Yes, and bolted it too. I told him to get a light, which he did; we went to the stable, and found a chest, which he said had come from the lumber room - we went up the step ladder, and found his box empty; we then went out, and found the back door leading to the stable open - we went into the wash-house, and found some hampers, which had empty bottles and straw in them, moved. I went out, and sprang my rattle, and two Bow-street officers came to my assistance; we went into the premises again, and then to Shaw's house, which is about two hundred yards off - we got there about four o'clock - we stood under the window about two minutes, saw a light in the up stairs room, and heard a whispering - we called to them to open the door, and soon afterwards broke it open- the two officers went up stairs; I stopped below for ten minutes or a quarter of an hour, when the two prisoners were brought down, handcuffed, with this bundle of things - I have known Pratt above twenty years, but I did not know which house he lived at.

Cross-examined. Q. Was all the property found? A. I do not know.

THOMAS HENRY THOMPSON . I am a Bow-street patrol. I was on duty, and heard the rattle - I went to the spot with my brother officer, and then to Shaw's house; I saw the light, and heard the whispering; I went and pushed the door open, and ran up stairs; Pratt passed me on the stairs; I called to my brother officer, who stood at the bottom, to stop him; I went up, and secured Shaw - he was dressed, but without shoes; Pratt was then brought up - he was without shoes also, but dressed; they were handcuffed together. We found a quantity of linen strewed on the floor - we sent for Mrs. Layer's servant, who identified it. We then went down, and found some more linen in the lower room. I found on Pratt a pair of braces and a key, which he said belonged to his father's out-house - a bad shilling and a farthing.

RICHARD WALTER . I am a Bow-street patrol. I went with Thompson, and saw the light in the up stairs window- Thompson went up stairs, and I met Pratt coming down - I pushed him up again; we handcuffed them together; what Thompson has stated is correct. I have some matches and some farthings which I found on Shaw; nothing was found at Pratt's house. The prisoners appeared to be sober.(Property produced and sworn to.)

SHAW - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 40.

PRATT - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 32.

Of stealing in the dwelling-house, but not of burglariously breaking and entering.

Reference Number: t18260112-170

351. JOHN HENLEY and GEORGE WRIGHT were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of James Imray , about six o'clock in the night of the 6th of January , at Christ church , and stealing therein 8 bobbins of silk, value 4s. the goods of James Imray, and Thomas Cutbill , and 1 handkerchief, value 6d. the goods of Mary Turner .

JAMES IMRAY. I am a silk manufacturer , and live at No. 6, Princes-street, in the parish of Christ Church, Spitalfields . I know nothing of this transaction. The two officers came and knocked at my door about half-past five o'clock in the evening of the 6th of January, and brought this property, which is mine - it was then quite dark - I should think the gas was lighted.

EDWARD JOHN PRICE . I am an emery paper maker. I was going down Princes-street about half-past five o'clock, on the 6th of January; the gas had been lighted; I saw three men near Mr. Imray's window; they crossed over to the opposite side of the way, under the gas light; when I came up to Mr. Imray's window I saw it was open - when I got near the bottom of the street I turned round to watch, and saw them all three go to the window again - they then seperated and left the prisoner Wright at the window, and the other two walked up and down on the opposite side of the way; I went to the watch-house, and

fetched the two night officers; we returned in about three minutes, and saw Henley, with his back towards the window; when we got near him he crossed to the opposite side of the way, under the gas light; I informed Barr, the officer, that he was one of the three I had seen, and he took him; we then went down the street, and met Almond coming in at the other end of the street, and I saw a young man waiting lower down; I informed him he was one of them, and he took him; as we were proceeding to the watch-house I crossed over, and pulled the shutters, to show them the window was open; the prisoner Wright instantly jumped out and was taken by the officer to the watch-house.

Cross-examined. Q. What time was this? A. About half-past five o'clock; I think I could not see the prisoner's face if he was near me, except by the gas.

COURT. Q. Suppose there had been no artificial light in the street, was there light enough for you to see the countenance of a man? A. No, I could not.

THOMAS ALMOND . I am an officer. In consequence of what Price told me, I went in at one end of the street, and my partner at the other; I met them coming down with Henley in custody; we then saw another man, whom I took into custody, but I let him go when we saw Wright come out of the window; I took Wright, and found on him a dark lantern, a phosphorus box, and two knives; the silk was found in the street.

Cross-examined. Q. Where were you when Wright came out of the window? A. On the opposite side of the way.

JOHN BARRS . I went with Almond and took Henley, opposite Mr. Imray's house; I afterwards picked up one bobbin of silk and a handkerchief in the street; there was a knife and a duplicate found on Henley; I did not see Wright come out of the window - I was gone on to the watch-house.

JOHN HUTCHINS . I am groom at Mr. Parsons'. I know Mr. Iuray's house; I saw Price, who told me there were three men in Princes-street - I went and saw two men walking up and down; to the best of my belief Henly was one of them - he passed me three times; I know him by his dress and his height; I did not see his face.

COURT to JAMES IMRAY. Q. Was this window fastened? A. I think not; it was shut close down - the shutters had not been shut: my partner does not reside there.

THOMAS CUTBILL. I am in partnership with Mr. Imray. This bobbin is one of ours - the amount of our loss was 4s.

Cross-examined. Q. How long before had you seen this bobbin? A. About three-quarters of an hour.

WRIGHT's Defence. I know nothing of Henley; I never saw him till we got to the watch-house.

Two witnesses gave Henley a good-character.

HENLEY - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.

WRIGHT - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21.

Reference Number: t18260112-171

352. WILLIAM COX was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Wain , on the 19th of December , putting him in fear, and taking from his person and against his will, a watch, value 30s., his property .

JOHN WAIN. I am seventy-eight years of age, and live at Hendon - I have a little garden. On the evening of the 17th of December, I was with my barrow at the Eight Bells, Hillingdon , where I sell vegetables . I had half a pint of beer there and was coming away - the landlord said it was a quarter past ten o'clock; I then went out and proceeded straight across the road into the foot-path; I had wheeled my barrow about 200 yards on the foot-path, and saw no one on the road till a person came behind and pushed me down; he stepped out of the road and held me down with one hand, drawing my watch out with the other. I had no help in me, and my falling turned my barrow a little aside; as soon as I got up I saw the person running at a good distance; the moon shone; I went back directly to the Eight Bells; I could not tell exactly who it was, but I described his height, and said he had a brown coat on; some person in the tap-room said they thought they knew who it was; we went to see if we could find any footsteps; I had left my barrow there, and we saw two foot-steps just before one another, close to where I had been held down - it was soft ground, and the mark of the two feet were very distinct, and the impression of the tips and nails of the shoes. I went home and went to bed, and was called up again. The prisoner is the same sized man, and had the same coloured coat on - I believed he was the man, and I believe so now. When he took my watch he ran towards his own house.

Prisoner. I was before him the same night, and he said he did not think it was me, and he could not swear to me. Witness. No; I said I would not swear to him, but I thought he was the man.

THOMAS CROCKET . I was watchman. I was sent for to the Eight Bells; I said I had seen the prisoner come from the lower part of the town to his own house - it was past ten o'clock, but not half-past; he would have to pass the Eight Bells in his way home from where I saw him; the landlord, and some other persons there, suspected him, and I went to his father's house, in about three hours, and found him in bed - I found a pair of shoes, which he acknowledged were his, and he was going to put them on - they were old shoes, and had been lately mended - they had heel tips and nails in them. I got a light and fitted the shoes to the marks - they fitted exactly in nails and tips, and size. I do believe that the impressions there made had been made by these shoes - the barrow had been taken away before I got there.

FRANCIS WEEDON . I was called up to take the prisoner. I compared his shoes to the places where the foot-steps were - they corresponded exactly - the tips of the shoes had been put on the day before, and out of the toe of one shoe there was a nail gone, which corresponded with the foot marks.

Prisoner's Defence. I know nothing at all about it. My mother is a witness that I was at home and in bed a little after ten o'clock.

CHARLOTTE COX . I am the prisoner's mother. He lodged with me - my husband is alive - he worked in the brick fields last summer, and was digging a well at Acton, about three weeks before this; on the night in question I went to bed at ten o'clock, and he came home in a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes; I am sure it did not exceed the half hour. I have every reason to suppose he

went to bed directly. My house may be two hundred yards from the Eight Bells.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-172

353. THOMAS ALLEN and JOHN ALLEN were indicted for a highway robbery .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-173

354. HANNAH KELLY was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of January , 1 watch, value 50s.; 1 seal, value 6d.; and 1 watch-chain, value 1d., the goods of John Davis , in the dwelling-house of Mary Parkhurst , widow .

MARY DAVIS . I am the wife of John Davis - we lodge in the house of Mary Parkhurst, a widow, in Bowling-green lane, Clerkenwell . The prisoner came there with another woman, on the 2d of January, about two or three o'clock - they had a few coals and wanted me to purchase them - I said I would not have them - they begged very hard of me to have them, and said they were wet and cold, and wanted to go home; I asked where they got them, and they said they picked them up at the canal; I pitied them, and let them come in; I had a watch on the mantelpiece - when they went to warm their hands they had the means of getting it - I missed it about ten minutes after they were gone.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Did not the prisoner appear in the greatest distress? A. Yes - she has a family of children.

WILLIAM HOWS . I am a pawnbroker, and live in High-street, St. Giles'. I have a watch pawned by the prisoner on the 2d of January, for one guinea.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know her? A. Yes, for these three years - she is in great distress, and has a young family - I never heard or saw any thing against her - I firmly believe she bore a good character.

PHILIP RILEY . I took the prisoner into custody.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY. Aged 35. Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

The prisoner received a good character, and was strongly recommended to Mercy.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260112-174

355. BENJAMIN SAUNDERS and JOHN BARNHAM were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Jane Flint , at two o'clock in the night of the 19th of December , and stealing 70lbs. of beef, value 50s., and 64lbs. of pork, value 50s., her property .

JANE FLINT. I keep the Phoenix public-house, at Isleworth . on the night of the 19th of December, my larder was broken into - I was the last person up; I did not go to bed till about twelve o'clock - the larden was then safe- it is a part of my house; in the morning I missed these provisions - I also lost some raspberry jam, some pickles, and other things - the servant got up in the morning about six o'clock - she came and told me; I got up directly, and, by the light of a candle, I found the persons had got in at the larder window - the inside bolts were broken, and they had got between the iron bars, broken open the kitchen door, to get out into the yard. The prisoners lived in the village.

Cross-examined by Mr. BRODRICK. Q. How wide are your bars apart? A. About seven inches and a half. I think a man of the prisoner's size could get through. I did not take Saunders before a Magistrate - it was the constable who told me to prefer a bill against him.

JOHN PINE . I am a day labourer. On the 20th of December, I met Saunders about a quarter past five o'clock in the morning, in Isleworth town - not a quarter of a mile from Mrs. Flint's house; he was alone, and had something bulky under his arm, but I do not know what; I went on to the end of Mr. Ashby's wharf, and saw Barnham, who had nothing. I then went down the wharf, and found two legs of pork, and two chucks in Mr. Ashby's waggon, which stood in my wharf - I do not know how they came there; Saunders came to me about five o'clock, and asked if I wanted to buy a piece or two of meat; I said I had no money; he then went out of my stable; I afterwards saw him and Barnham pass the stable with some meat in their hands.

JOHN FINALL COOK . I am chief constable of Isleworth. I heard of the robbery and went to Pine, to take his evidence, which I laid before the Magistrates, and got a warrant to apprehend Barnham - Saunders had been apprehended for an assault. I do not know what became of the meat - I did not get the information from Pine till three or four days afterwards.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-175

London Cases, First Jury.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

356. JAMES CLARKE was indicted for a misdemeanor .

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-176

358. MARIA HENCH was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of December , a table cloth, value 2s. 6d. the goods of Susannah Shallard , in a lodging room .

SUSANNAH SHALLARD. I live in Broad-way, Blackfriars ; the prisoner and her husband have had a furnished room of me since last June. On Saturday week I went up and asked her for my table cloth - she said she could not give it me.

JOSEPH POTTER . I am a beadle, and have nine duplicates which were handed to me by the prosecutor - one relates to the table cloth. I have made application to her husband, who is a very respectable man, and he will have nothing to do with it; I asked the prisoner how she came to pawn these things, she said she did it on account of her husband being bad in bed. I took the prosecutrix to the pawnbroker's, and she swore to all the things.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-177

359. MARIA HENCH was again indicted for stealing, on the 15th of July , 1 table cloth, value 5s.; 2 blankets, value 4s. 6d.; 1 pillow, value 1s. 6d.; 1 carpet, value 6d.; 1 tent-bed furniture, value 11s.; 2 sheets, value 8s., and 1 pillow-case, value 1s., the goods of Susannah Shallard , in a lodging room .

SUSANNAH SHALLARD. I missed all thees articles out of of the room - there was nothing left in it when I went in

on Saturday week; the prisoner sent me the duplicates by a child.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260112-178

360. ABRAHAM JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of January , 1 bottle, value 6d., and 1 quarter of a pint of essence of lavender, value 2s. , the goods of Charles Griffin .

CHARLES GRIFFIN. I am a hair-dresser , and live in Skinner-street . On the evening of Wednesday last I heard a noise at my shop window, and went out into Skinner-street, and round Snow-hill - I had not been there above two or three minutes, when I saw the prisoner come down Snow-hill, and put his left hand through a place in my window, which had been cut two nights before - I had nailed up a piece of pasteboard over it, because I could not get it mended on account of the weather - he then came a second time and put his hand into the window, and took something out - I went over to him and struck him with a stick I had in my hand - he asked what it was for - I said for what he had taken out of the window; he then ran away, but I collared him, and brought him back to my shop; he then dropped this bottle of essence, which had been safe in the window at eleven o'clock that day.

GEORGE GODFREY . I am an officer, and received the prisoner at the watch-house.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was two yards from the window when the man came and knocked me down - he said he wished he could knock my brains out. I was stooping to put up my shoe, as I had a bad heel - the bottle was standing on the floor when I went into the shop, and Mr. Griffin kicked it.

CHARLES GRIFFIN re-examined. He wanted to drop the bottle in the street, and I would not let him; he then brought it into the shop and attempted to stoop - I would not let him - he then dropped it.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260112-179

361. JOHN RICHARDS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of January , 3 sovereigns, 2 half-crowns, 4 shillings, and 2 sixpences, the monies of Elizabeth Stokes , widow , from her person .

ELIZABETH STOKES. On the 14th of January, about half-past twelve o'clock, I was going from Fenchurch-street to Whitechapel - I had some grocery in one hand, and a small basket, in which was a purse, containing three sovereigns and some silver - there was a stoppage of carriages at the corner of the Minories . I saw the prisoner put his hand into the basket - there was a shorter boy with him who ran away; I did not see the prisoner hand any thing to him, but I called Stop thief! and the prisoner was taken.

ELIZA WARD . I was at the place when there was a stoppage - the prosecutrix had a basket in her hand, and a paper parcel. I saw the prisoner's hand in her basket; I took hold of his coat before he took it out - I did not see him take the purse out - I did not see any other boy.

MARY TAYLOR . I saw the prosecutrix stopping to get across; she had got a small basket, with two covers to it; she had got hold of the lad's hand so tight that he could not get it out - she had a parcel, which slipped, and she took her hand to save it; she then kept his hand down again. I saw a little boy stoop, and then run away; I did not see any thing go out of the basket to the ground, nor the boy's hand go down from the basket - his hand was held down quite tight - I did not see any thing in it.

JOHN FORRESTER . I took the prisoner; he had nothing about him - I did not see any other boy; he said he had no other lad with him, and knew nothing at all about it.

ELIZABETH STOKES re-examined. Q. Did you see the other boy run away? A. Yes. I looked into my basket as soon as I got over to the watch-house; I took hold of the prisoner's hand while it was in my basket.

Prisoner's Defence. There were some carriages passing, and I could not get by; as I was passing this lady she took hold of my hand, and said it was in her basket, but I had not had it there, nor had I seen the purse.

NOT GUILTY .


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