Old Bailey Proceedings, 11th May 1826.
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SESSIONS PAPER.

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM VENABLES, MAYOR.

FIFTH SESSION, HELD AT Justice Hall, in the Old Bailey, On THURSDAY, the 11th of MAY, 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 John Hullock , Knt., one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer; Sir James Shaw , Bart.; John Ansley , Esq.; Christopher Smith , Esq.; Christopher Magnay , Esq.; and John Garratt , Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; Newman Knowlys , Esq., Recorder of the said City; Robert Albion Cox , Esq.; Anthony Brown , Esq.; and Matthias Prime Lucas , Esq.; Aldermen of the said City; Thomas Denman , Esq., Common Sergeant of the said City; 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

John H. Spurling ,

John Robson ,

Wm. Webb ,

James Wilson ,

Charles Hunt ,

Henry Herbert ,

Ed. Marlborough ,

J. F. Isherwood ,

Francis Jones ,

Charles Child ,

Samuel Pope ,

John M'Donald .

Second

Joseph Fearn ,

Wm. Hanbury ,

W. Chas. Laben ,

John Mayers ,

Henry T. Perkins ,

John Wilkins ,

Wm. Hy. Holmes ,

Henry Hardy, jun .

R. B. Twelvetree ,

Henry Thorn ,

Wm. Stollard ,

Thomas Wagstaff .

MIDDLESEX JURIES.

First

Richard Munn ,

Thomas Matinson ,

John Allen ,

Charles Boswell ,

Charles Broad ,

James Blakey ,

Isaac Carter ,

Samuel Castles ,

Thomas Coates ,

Benjamin Conway ,

Joseph Dano ,

David Freeman .

Second

John Geo. Mayer ,

Wm. E. Johnson ,

David Fox Kirk ,

Rice Langley ,

John Doyley ,

Wm. Bowdery ,

Samuel Hilditch ,

Absm. Abrahams ,

Francis Franklin ,

James Ball ,

James Davis ,

George Alexander .

Third

George Atkinson ,

John Burn ,

Thomas Baldwin ,

George Carroll ,

Thomas Cardon ,

John Coventry ,

John Cummins ,

Matthew Cave ,

James Douglass ,

Thomas Frith ,

Wm. Fawcett ,

Henry Fricker .

Fourth

John Gomm ,

Wm. Gilbert ,

Stephen Grange ,

Wm. Green ,

John Agar ,

Samuel Harding ,

Robert Harvey ,

Francis Humbert ,

George Jay ,

Walter Jessup ,

Thomas Lodge ,

James Ince .

SESSIONS HOUSE, OLD BAILEY, MAY 11, 1826.

VENABLES, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION.

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OLD COURT.

Middlesex Cases, First Jury.

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

899. JAMES SPRIGGS was indicted for feloniously assaulting Richard Betteridge , on the King's highway, putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 hat, value 1s. 6d., his property .

RICHARD BETTERIDGE. I am a carman . On the 8th of April , about a quarter to eight o'clock in the evening, I was driving a waggon load of sugar on the north side of Lincoln's Inn-fields - it was dark; a man came up, and asked me the nearest way to Woburn-place - I said I did not know; he said he thought I must know, as it was in the neighbourhood where I was employed; I directly heard the chain at the tail of the waggon rattle - I looked round, and there were three men in the waggon. I called to the horses to stop, and the man who asked me the way ran and stuck my fore horse through the nostrils, with a pen-knife or something - I ran to the tail of the waggon; two of the men jumped out, and just as I got to the tail the prisoner jumped out; I knew him before, by his frequently following my waggon of a night, but did not know his name. I went to seize him, but he knocked me down; when I got up my horses were running round, in confusion; the men were running away - one of them called out, "We will serve you out - you know Sam Morris;" I got into the waggon, and found a cord, which fastened the sugars, cut in six places. My hat had fallen off when I was knocked down - I looked about, but could not find it - I have not seen it since; I cannot say who took it - if it had been left on the ground I must have found it. I described the prisoner's dress and features to Mills, and on the 13th I went with Mills to a public-house in Grub-street, and saw him sitting on a bench in the skittle-ground - when he saw me he turned his back towards me; I went and looked him in the face, for about a minute, then came to Mills, and said I could swear to him.

Cross-examined by Mr. BARRY. Q. On which side of the road was your waggon? A. On the near side, against the rails - it is the darkest side of the road. I had two horses - I did not see the man cut the horse, but I found its nose bleeding; the watch was not set at the time. I told Mills I had frequently seen the prisoner lurking about the carts. My master had hand-bills printed, offering a reward. I said nothing about the man being deformed - I never noticed that he was deformed.

RICHARD MILLS . I am an officer. On the 13th of April I went to the Weavers' Arms public-house, Grub-street; Bettridge came out of the skittle-ground, and said the man was there, and he could swear to him. I then went to the prisoner, and said I wanted him; he said he knew nothing about it. As we went along he said, "Sam has got a heavy sentence" - I said, "Yes - I wonder he had not more." Samuel Morris had been transported for seven years, for robbing the prosecutor's employers.

Cross-examined. Q. Did he introduce the subject of Morris' conviction? A. Yes. The prosecutor described the prisoner's dress and countenance - I had my doubts; I knew the prisoner, and should have taken him from that description.

Q. What were your doubts about? A. I did not doubt - if I said so I did not mean it.

Prisoner's Defence. I frequent the Weavers' Arms; and about six weeks ago Mills apprehended a man there with a chest of tea - it was the subject of conversation in the house, as Mills resorts there; I asked him how the young man got on - he said he was transported for seven years; I said, was it not a heavy sentence. On the 8th of April I went home between six and seven o'clock, and never went out till ten next morning; any one who has seen me once could recognise me again, on account of a deformity in my hand. I cannot cut my victuals, much more knock a man down.

ROBERT STAMP . I work for Mr. Mitchell, a typefounder, and live in Mitchell-street, St. Luke's. The prisoner has lodged five years with me. On Saturday, the 8th of April he came home between six and seven o'clock, and never went out till next morning - I am sure of it. I lock the street door every night, and must have known if he had gone out.

COURT. Q. What time did you lock the door? A. About eleven o'clock - he sits with me - I was at home all the evening; we drank our beer together. I do not know where he was on the 1st of April - I remember the 8th of April, but cannot tell why, except that I stopped at home that Saturday night, which I am not in the habit of doing; my sister fetched the porter - the prisoner went to bed about eleven o'clock; we supped about a half-past ten. He brought in some bullocks' sweet-breads, and we had them for tea.

ELIZABETH STAMP . I am the last witness' wife. The prisoner came in on the 8th of April, between six and seven o'clock, and never went out till next morning; he

was with us all the evening - my husband and he sat together.

COURT. Q. What makes you remember the 8th of April? A. I had to pay the interest of a duplicate at Mr. Sowerby's, in Finsbury-square - I did that about twelve o'clock in the morning; my husband and a young woman were with the prisoner.

Q. Who was the young woman? [hesitating] A. It was the prisoner's sister, Rhoda Spriggs - she fetched the porter; she lodges at our house. My husband has no sister.

JURY to RICHARD BETTERIDGE. Q. Did you say you knew the prisoner before? A. Yes - I have repeatedly seen him lurking about my waggon, and he generally had his hand in his pocket, so that I did not notice its being deformed. I am positive he is the man.

NOT GUILTY .

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Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

900. MICHAEL DONOVAN was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Harris , about one o'clock in the night of the 14th of April , at St. Matthew, Bethnal-green , with intent to steal, and stealing 200lbs. weight of cheese, value 6l; 30lbs. weight of bacon, value 20s.; 12lbs. weight of candles, value 6s., and 1 apron, value 6d., his property .

JAMES HARRIS. I live at the corner of Nelson-street , in the parish of St. Matthew, Bethnal-green, and rent the house. On the morning of the 14th of April I got up about a quarter past five o'clock - it was quite light. I found the wash-house door and window open - the door opens into a yard, which is surrounded by a wall eight feet high; the thieves had broken a square of glass, put an arm through, and unfastened the window, got in there, and taken this property off a stool, and escaped out at the door. I missed two Cheshire cheeses and a half.

ANN HARRIS . I am the prosecutor's wife. I was the last person up on the 13th of April - I fastened all the doors and windows, and left them so at about a quarter past twelve o'clock, when I went to bed. My husband got up first, and alarmed me; I found the wash-house door and window as he has stated, and missed two large Cheshire cheeses and a half, a Glo'ster cheese, half a side of bacon, 12lbs. of candles, and a blue apron. I keep a chandler's-shop. I had seen them all safe the night before, at a quarter to eleven - they were worth 6l. 18s. I have found none of them. I was cleaning the yard, as the thieves had left some filth there, and found a piece of a waistcoat. I sent for Pullen, and gave it to him in the state I found it - I found it in an hour after I came down stairs.

JOSEPH PULLEN . I am an officer of Bethnal-green. - On Friday, the 14th of April, Mrs. Harris sent for me; I examined the windows and doors; she gave me a piece of a waistcoat, but being busy I desired her to give information of the robbery at Worship-street; I kept the piece of waistcoat till Parish, and officer, came to me. I saw the prisoner on the day after the robbery, coming by my shop; I had some beef on my shoulder, and could not put it down; I saw him go along with his coat off - he was endeavouring to put it on - the wind blew it aside, and I saw a piece torn out of his waistcoat, on the right side - I put down my beef and ran out, but he was gone. I knew him before.

PHILIP PARISH . I am a Bow-street patrol. Pullen gave me this piece of a waistcoat. The prosecutor's wall is eight feet high. On the Monday after the robbery I met the prisoner in Shoreditch - I had seen him about that neighbourhood before, and knew him. I unbuttoned his coat, found his waistcoat torn, and matched the piece - it exactly fitted the tear in every way; it is a black cloth waistcoat - I produce it and the piece - I am certain it must be part of the same waistcoat. I took him in charge, and asked what he had done with the cheese; his answer was, "You are bouncing me;" meaning I wanted to find out what he had done with it. I then matched the waistcoat to the piece - he said, "I can satisfy the Magistrate how I tore that waistcoat - it has been torn some time;" part of it is torn in a point, and fits in the stitches and every thing.

JOSEPH NEWSOME . I was present when the prisoner was apprehended; he said he could prove to the Magistrate which way the waistcoat was torn.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the waistcoat in Petticoat-lane, for 3d., on the day he took me - I bought it of a Jew. I was in bed at the time of the robbery.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 17.

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

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Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

901. RICHARD BUCKLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , 67 yards of sheeting, value 45s., the goods of John Brown , in his dwelling-house .

JAMES LILL . I am an officer of the Thames Police. On Saturday, the 29th of April, at half-past ten o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner, in company with two men, in Chapel-street, St. George's East; the prisoner had a roll of sheeting across his shoulder - one of the men walked by his side, and the other rather a head; I had seen the prisoner before, but did not know much about him; I went up, and heard the one who walked by his side, call out to the one a head by the name of Sam, and that person replied,"We will take it to Albion-street;" I went up to the prisoner, and asked what he had got there; he said what was that to me; I told him I was an officer, and it was my duty to know, and asked where he got it - he said a man had given it to him to carry; I asked where the man was - he said he did not know; I asked where the man gave it to him - he said he did not know; the others ran away - I took him to the watch-house. He let the sheeting fall when I first took him - I took it up, and gave it to Little.

JOHN LITTLE . I am a Thames Police officer. I received a roll of sheeting from Lill, and produce it - I have had it ever since.

GEORGE NEWMHAN . I am shopman to Mr. John Brown, a linen-draper , who lives in High-street, Shadwell . On the night in question two or three persons called out that two men had run off with a roll of sheeting, which stood about three feet inside the door - a person must put his arm in to reach it. Two of us ran out, but saw nobody; I missed the sheeting - that produced is the same - I know it by this ticket, which I had put in myself, and saw in it that morning; it could not be taken off without unrolling the whole; there are sixty-seven yards and a half; it cost 8d. a yard, I should think.

Prisoner's Defence. A man gave it me to carry, and the moment the officer came he started off.

GUILTY. Aged 20. Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

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Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

902. HANNAH GREEN was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , at St. James, Westminster , 1 purse, value 2d.; 3 guineas, 3 crowns, 3 half-crowns, 3 shillings, and 3 sixpences, the property of Amelia Bund , spinster , her mistress, in her dwelling-house .

REBECCA JOYCE . I lodge at Amelia Bund's house, which is in the parish of St. James, Westminster - she rents the house, and was never married; she is confined to her bed with a paralytic stroke - the prisoner was employed to nurse her, and was eleven weeks in her service. - This money was in a jar - her adopted daughter brought it down to me in a jar; I told her to put it where she found it, but did not see it put away. I know nothing more.

AMELIA DIANA BURROWS . Amelia Bund has adopted me - I have lived with her as long as I can remember any thing; she told me where to find this money, and I found it in a jar in the corner of a closet, in the first floor front room, where she lays ill; the closet is always open; there were 3 guineas, 3 crowns, 3 half-crowns, 3 shillings, and 3 sixpences - Mrs. Joyce and I counted them; I put them back in the same place; the prisoner had access to the closet - different things were kept there; I have not seen them since - the jar is there now but nothing in it; I looked at it on Saturday, the 29th of April, after the prisoner had cleaned the closet out, and it was gone. The money was in a letter, which was put into a purse, and then into the jar - every thing but the jar was gone.

WILLIAM BALLARD . I am an officer of Marlborough-street. On Saturday, the 29th of April, soon after eight o'clock, I went with a warrant to Bund's house. I found the prisoner there, and told her I was come for the money and purse which she had taken out of the jar in Mrs. Bund's room - she said she had taken none, and seen none - I then told her I had a warrant to take her into custody, and should search her - she then said, "Do you mean that little old purse?" - I said Yes; she then produced this leather purse, and was told that was not it; she opened it, shewed me a guinea, and said that fell out of the jar while she was dusting it, and she meant to give it back again, but she had seen no other money and no purse. I proceeded to search her boxes - she then said, "Do you mean that little old net purse?" she was told Yes - she said it was in her box; I found that purse at the bottom of her box, but nothing in it. I found two half-sovereigns in her box; she said her husband had brought her them that evening; by the time I had done searching the room her husband came. I told him, in her presence, that she was in custody for stealing money, and as it was not all found I must search him; he was very patient while I searched his right-hand breeches pocket, but when I came to the left he resisted - I there found a new crown piece, which he said he had received for his wages; I took them both to the watch-house till Monday. I told the man I should go to his master, and asked if he meant to persist in that account - he then said he had received the 5s. piece from his wife, and she said it fell out of the jar at the time the guinea did. I held out neither threat nor promise to her; she said on Monday that she had changed some of the silver at a silversmith's, in Leicester-square, and bought a gold seal and a gold key, at the same time, and changed one of the guineas there; she had asked me what they would do with her; I said the money was not all found; she then said if I would let her out she would tell the whole of it - that she had taken all the money on that day, Saturday, and could not tell what induced her to do it - that she had also changed a guinea in Sydney's-alley, and bought a brooch; I said nothing whatever to induce her to confess; I asked where the things were which she had bought; she said they were in an old glove in one of the boxes I had searched; I found them, wrapped in a piece of old paper, at the bottom of the box, but not in a glove.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner an excellent character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 27.

Recommended to mercy by the Witnesses and Jury, on account of her previous good character.

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Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

903. MARIA WOOD was indicted for stealing, on the 19th of April , 20 pieces of lace, containing in length 30 yards, value 4l., the goods of John Lacon , her master, in his dwelling-house .

SUSAN LACON . I am the wife of John Lacon - we live in the parish of St. George, Hanover-square . The prisoner was our servant of all-work - I desired her to leave, and on the 12th of April (previous to her leaving) I insisted on searching her boxes. I partially searched them about eleven o'clock at night, and then sent for the watchman, who searched her person twice; I saw him find several articles on her, some concealed in her bosom; the lace was under her clothes - it is in different lengths. I cannot say whether it was all taken together - no one piece is worth 40s.(Property produced and sworn to.)

RICHARD ADDISON . I am a watchman, and searched the prisoner - I found all this property, some concealed on her person, and some in boxes.

SAMUEL VORLEY . I am constable of the night. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house; I went to her in the night, as she was alone; she asked me if she should be hung; I said I hoped not; she said, "Do you think they will transport me?" I said she knew best whether she was guilty - she said she certainly had taken the things, and was very sorry, but had never done any thing of the sort before.

Prisoner. I am perfectly sorry for offending so good a master and mistress - I know I deserve it, because I had no right to do it.

GUILTY. Aged 28. Of stealing to the value of 39s. only .

Transported for Seven Years .

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Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

904. ELIZABETH (the wife of William) THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of September , at St. Clement Danes , 1 watch, value 35s.; 1 seal, value 5s.; 4 teaspoons, value 1l.; 4 gowns, value 2l.; 4 shawls, value 2l.; 1 whittle, value 3s.; 2 shifts, value 6s.; two aprons, value 3s.,

and 1 neckerchief, value 1s., the goods of Ann Hanson , widow , in the dwelling-house of John Smy .

ANN HANSON. I lodge at Mr. John Smy's, No. 96, Drury-lane , in the parish of St. Clement Danes - he rents the house. The prisoner came to lodge with me on the 27th of August, and slept in my bed. On Sunday, the 4th of September, I went to dine with a friend, leaving her at home. She said she was not going out all day. I returned about half-past eight o'clock in the evening - she was out; I could not get into the room; I got another key, opened my door, and found all the best of my clothes gone; I missed a silver watch, capped, four silver teaspoons, four gowns, five shawls, two shifts, two aprons and a handkerchief; the key of the street door was also taken - I had left my watch and spoons in a drawer, and my clothes in a trunk. I am sure all were safe when I went out. The prisoner is a shoe-binder - I searched every where for her, and did not see her till Sunday, the 16th of April, when her husband gave her up. I saw her at the Grapes public-house, on Monday, and asked her if she had sold the watch, as it was my husband's, and I set great value on it; she said, No, it was pawned, and if I would forgive her she would tell me where all my things were, but I said nothing to induce her to confess; she said she was very sorry, and had not had a week's happiness since; she would not tell me where the things were; I have recovered nothing. I found the key of my room inside a carpet, which was folded up in the passage.

Prisoner. Q. Did we not always put the key in that carpet for one another? A. Yes; but we used not to fold it in the carpet. I do not think I went out but once while she was with me - I do not know where I put the key then.

EDITH WEST . I live in Princes-street, Drury-lane. On the 17th of April I saw the prisoner at the Grapes, next door to Bow-street Office, in custody; I was leaning over the table, and saw her take hold of Mrs. Hanson's hand, and say, "If you will forgive me I will tell you where the watch and spoons are - I meant to return them to you in a twelve-month, knowing them to be your husband's;" Mrs. Hanson asked her what she had done with the other things; she said she would say nothing about them, only to the Magistrate.

Prisoner. Q. Did you hear me say any thing to her? A. Yes; the officer called to Mrs. Hanson to tell her to hold her out no promise.

ANN HANSON. The prisoner told me what West has said - she sat close to me, and must have heard it, and said she heard it. I am a widow.

Prisoner. You know nothing passed but what was in a whisper - you said if I would tell you what was done with the things you would stand my friend. Witness. Nothing of the sort - she was intoxicated.

Prisoner's Defence (written). My Lord and Gentlemen of the Jury, I lodged with the prosecutrix for a short time, and after I left her she, through spite, charged me with robbing her, and taking feathers out of the bed, and at the third examination brought a young woman to swear that I begged forgiveness - nobody could hear what passed between us - it was whispered; what she has said is quite false; any one could have access to her room; the key was always left in the carpet.

JAMES LEDGER . I am a Bow-street patrol. I took the prisoner in charge, but went out of the room while this conversation passed.

Prisoner. The reason I left on Sunday was, because my husband is in the habit of drinking, and we did not agree - he would have come there and demanded me.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 40.

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Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

905. WILLIAM TAYLOR was indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of Aaron Hart , on the night of the 13th of February , and stealing 18 waistcoats, value 4l.; 12 pairs of stockings, value 1l. 6s., and 12 shirts, value 1l. 16s., his property .

AARON HART. I am a salesman , and live at Tottenham High-cross . On the 13th of February I went to bed between eight and nine o'clock; I was knocked up by the watchman about one, and found the shutters forced down, a pane of glass broken, and the articles stated taken out through the broken pane; they laid in the window, near enough to be reached through - they were all safe the night before, and are worth 8l. I found one of my waistcoats in pawn at Parsons'.

JOSEPH FORSTER . I am a constable. I apprehended the prisoner on Saturday, the 15th of April, and told him it was for Hart's robbery - he said he knew nothing about it; the waistcoat was produced before the Magistrate; he said he bought it of a man some months ago. His examination was read over to him - he said it was true, and signed it - (looking at it) this is what he signed; (read.)

The said William Taylor says "I am not guilty of stealing any of the goods; I bought the waistcoat of a man at the Angel tap, Edmonton, one evening last summer, and pawned it with Parsons."

JOHN BATEMAN . I am apprentice to Mr. Parsons, pawnbroker, Newington. On the 12th of April a man pawned a waistcoat, in the name of Taylor, for 5s. - I think it was the prisoner, but should not like to swear to him.

AARON HART. This is mine, and one of those stolen that night; I had two of this pattern, and only bought them a few days before - it cost me 8s.; I have written No. 16 on it. The duplicate was brought to me by a watchman, who is not here.

Prisoner's Defence. It is my own - my name is on it.

MARY KING . I live in Riding-house-lane. I used to work for the prisoner's mother. I know he had this waistcoat seven or eight months ago; I marked W. T. 2 on it for him myself - here are the letters; it is marked with cotton; I did it before Christmas; and I know he was ill at home, and in bed, on the night of the robbery, for I went down to his house - it was on a Tuesday night; I do not know the day of the month, but next morning, when I went to see how he was, I heard of Hart's robbery.

Q. How do you know he was in bed? A. I took him up a mess of gruel, and left the house at a quarter past ten o'clock; I saw him at home next morning - he came part of the way home with me, and his sister told him of the robbery - he had no doctor, only some gruel. I live a quarter of a mile off, and have washed for his mother two years.

MARIA TAYLOR . I am the prisoner's sister. He was in bed and asleep by half-past seven o'clock on the night of the robbery - he was not well. I sleep in the same room as him; I locked the door myself at half-past ten o'clock, when I went to bed - my brother John slept in the room - he is nineteen years old - he is at work to day; my two little sisters were also in the room.

Q. How did you know you would be wanted here? A. I brought my brother some clothes this morning; he said his trial was coming on, and I could stop. King went up with me to take him his gruel. I know he had the waistcoat three or four months before Christmas. I was at the bridge one Saturday when he brought it; my sister marked it for him; I sat by her and saw her do it - it was my sister Mary Ann - here is the mark she put on, W. T. and a figure. I got up about six o'clock in the morning - my brother was in bed then, and the door locked.

AARON HART re-examined. The letters W. T. 2 were not on the waistcoat when I bought it.

NOT GUILTY .

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Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

906. JOSEPH TAYLOR was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of March , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch , 3 geldings, price 90l., and 1 mare, price 30l. , the property of Joseph Batten .

MR. PHILLIPS conducted the prosecution.

JOSEPH BATTEN. I am an inn-keeper and farmer , and live at Brickwall, Hertfordshire . On the 16th of March, 1825, I missed three geldings and a mare in foal; the geldings were all black, and had long tails; the mare had a switch tail; the off hind-fetlock of one gelding was white. I missed them at four o'clock on Wednesday morning, the 16th of March, and searched for them directly; I went on the Friday following, near the Plough, public-house, Mile-end-road, and saw the mare in foal in the stables; the hostler shewed her to me; on the Saturday I found one of the geldings at the King's Arms, at Bow, and on the Monday following I saw the other two in School-house-lane, Ratcliff, in possession of Rayment. I estimate their lowest value at 120l.

ISAAC TAYLOR . I am Mr. Batten's servant. I had seen these horses at a quarter to eight o'clock on the night before they were missed - I locked them in the stable - I went next morning at half-past three o'clock, found the lock broken, and missed three geldings and a mare out of five; my master has described them correctly; the lock was broken all to pieces, and the door propped up with a piece of iron, which belonged to master, and that iron was also broken.

JOHN CLARKE . I live at Lemsford-mills, Hertfordshire, and am a publican. On Tuesday evening, the 15th of March, I saw two men get off the Hitchin coach, and throw down a basket; I heard something rattle in it, like iron - I suppose it was stirrups; one of the men was James Harper, and the prisoner the other - he went by the name of Joseph Ludlow; I knew him before, and am certain he is the man; he had been in my house before that time; they both came to my house about six o'clock in the evening, and waited till about seven - I had some conversation with them - the prisoner joined in it; I am certain he is the man. I saw them leave my house about seven o'clock- they went up the road leading to Batten's; he lives not quite a mile from me. The prisoner carried the basket on his shoulder - I did not see what was in it; they gave my child a halfpenny - it dropped into the basket, and they said, "Don't take it out - we will give him another." I had sold Batten some of these horses; Batten called me up about five o'clock next morning, and on the Friday following I saw his mare in foal, at the Plough, at Mileend, and next morning I saw the little black horse at the King's Head, and in the afternoon I saw the two others at work in a brick field.

Cross-examined by Mr. BARRY. Q. How long have you kept this house? A. Thirty-eight years; I was examined here on Harper's trial; I do not recollect whether I mentioned Ludlow by name; I was not asked - I said Harper came with another man - I told the Magistrate he went by the name of Ludlow. The prisoner had four examinations at Worship-street.

Q. Did you say at the two first examinations that you knew Harper, but could not swear to the other man? A. I did not say I could not swear to him - I was threatened that if I did swear to him they would set fire to my house, or blow my brains out, some time or other. I swore to him at the last examination; I said at the two first that he was the man, but I would not swear to him, not that I could not.

Q. Were not your words "I believe him to be the man, but cannot swear to him?" A. No: I said he was the man, but I would not swear to him at first, because I was threatened to be shot, or my house to be set on fire. I said all the while I knew the man, for I had known him for many years; I said I would not, not that I could not swear to him - it was because I was threatened. I said nothing about his looking like the man.

Q. Did you not say you had seen the man but once, and then but for a short time? A. I did not; I said I had seen him before at my house.

MR. PHILLIPS. Q. You did not say you could not, but you would not swear to him? A. Yes; I never had a doubt about him, but I was threatened. I never denied that I knew him.

MR. BARRY. Q. Did the prisoner threaten you? A. No; he could not - but several people said if I swore to the man they would set my house on fire, and the first fair they met me at they would blow my brains out. The threat was held out to me before the first examination; I did not mention it till the fourth examination.

THOMAS MUNCASTER . I am hostler at the Crown, at Holloway. In March, 1825, I was hostler at the King's Head, Kingsland-road; and one morning in March two men came into our stables with three black horses and a black mare, which appeared in foal - I knew one of them - it was the prisoner; I am quite certain he is the man - I knew him by the name of Joseph - he had been there several times before - I have not the least doubt of him; he told me to take care of the horses, to clean them, and give them some food - he did not stay in the yard five minutes - he came again at night with another man; I cannot say whether it was the same man as came with him in the morning, but am sure of the prisoner - he wanted the horses out; I gave them to him; he said he only had a sovereign, and could not pay - I told

him not to mind, as he was in a hurry, and I had seen him before, it did not matter. Attfield came to our stables, and looked at the horses that day. The tail of the mare was rather shorter than the geldings.

Cross-examined. Q. You could not tell whether the mare was in foal? A. She appeared so; I was not examined on Harper's trial, but was here at the time, on another trial; there were horses in our stables belonging to the prisoner at other times, but not then. I always took him to be a horse-dealer. I never knew where he lived, he has brought horses to our stables about six times.

Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. As such, you were perfectly acquainted with his person? A. Yes.

SAMUEL BUTCHER . I am hostler at the King's Arms, Stratford-on-Bow. On the 17th of March, 1825, three black horses and a black mare in foal were brought there, by two men; I knew Harper, who was one of them - the prisoner looks like the other, but I cannot swear to him; two of the horses remained with me all night; the two men took the others away, and Harper took away the mare in foal next morning.

Cross-examined. Q. How do you recollect it was on the 17th of March? A. It was on a Thursday night; I am sure it was in March; we sometimes have horses to bait and at livery.

WILLIAM ATTFIELD . I am a constable of Worship-street. On the morning of the 17th of March, 1825. (Wednesday) about nine o'clock, I went to the King's Head, in search of some horses, from information, and found six there; my attention was directed to three black geldings and a mare in foal - one of the horses had a white fetlock on the off hind foot; I saw that horse produced by Batten, at Dockray's stables, close to Worship-street office, in March this year. On the 13th of March I apprehended the prisoner, at the Salisbury dairy, New North-road, Islington.

Cross-examined. Q. When did you first get information of him? A. About the end of February; Clark did not inform me about him; there is nothing remarkable in a horse having a white fetlock. I was examined on Harper's trial. I had assisted in apprehending four men.

COURT. Q. Was Harper tried more than once? A. Yes - I was only examined on one trial - I am not certain which it was; I think it was for stealing Mr. Maitland's horse; I was a witness on two indictments, but only examined on one.

Prisoner's Defence. I am innocent. I was never in Clark's house in my life.

One witness gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 31.

Reference Number: t18260511-9

London Cases, First Jury.

Before Mr. Recorder.

907. THOMAS RUSSELL PIGRAM was indicted for embezzlement .

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution

Mr. WILLIAM ALLEN . I am a wholesale cheesemonger . The prisoner was in my service, and entrusted to collect monies for me. Mr. Parton, of Chatham, was a customer, and indebted to me. The prisoner never accounted to me for two sovereigns received from him.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. What salary had the prisoner? A. Thirty-five shillings a week; he has a wife and two children - he has stated to me that he has repaid 75l. and 25l., which he had used, but I know nothing of that; I know nothing of any deficiency prior to February - he never returned any money to me, as having used it.

HENRY PARTON . I am a grocer, and live at Chatham. I dealt with Mr. Allen, through the prisoner, and on the 26th of December I paid him two sovereigns on account of Mr. Allen. I took no receipt, but made a memorandum of it.

Cross-examined. Q. Might not you have paid him in silver? A. No - I am certain it was sovereigns.

Q. Did he borrow 2l. of you? A. He asked me to lend him two soverigns - I gave them to him, and told him to place them to my credit, as I owed Mr. Allen an account; I made it an express condition that he was to put it to my credit.

CHARLES THOMAS NEALE . I am the prosecutor's clerk - it was the prisoner's duty to account to me for money he received. When he came from his Christmas journey he delivered me an account, in his own hand-writing, which I produce - here is no account of this 2l.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know of his being deficient in 75l. and 25l., and paying it back when he got money? A. He certainly was deficient; when I applied for 75l. to Mr. Alchin, of Hastings, he said he had paid it; the prisoner was on a journey at the time, and when he returned included it in his cash account, as if he had received it that journey. I believe he borrowed 150l., by his wife's means, to raise it.

Mr. ADOLPHUS. Q. Was that before or after you discovered it? A. Afterwards, about February this year - he had received it in August.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-10

908. THOMAS HERBERT was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , 4 hat pins, value 1s. , the goods of William Price .

WILLIAM PRICE. I keep the Bell, public-house, Addle-hill ; these hat pins were screwed against the partition in my parlour. On the 25th of April, about half-past four o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner there - he said he expected a friend, and would not take any thing till he came - he waited there alone, and went out hastily in about five minutes, without taking any thing. I immediately went into the parlour, and saw two of the pins broken off; I ran out, and took him about fifteen yards off; he gave up two pins, and the officer found two more in his pocket, with some bagatelle balls, which were not mine - he said he was in distress, but 1s. 2d. was found on him.

JOSEPH POTTER . I took the prisoner in charge - he gave me two pins, and I found two more in his pocket, with three knives, two forks, and six ivory balls - two of the pins are broken, and two unscrewed.

GUILTY . Aged 59.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260511-11

909. THOMAS HART was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , 14 straw bonnets, value 2l. 19s. 6d.;

162 yards of ribbon, value 8l. 8s.; 2 pairs of shoes, value 11s., and 1 box, value 5s., the goods of George Franscombe , his master .

GEORGE FRANSCOMBE. I am a straw and leghorn hat maker , and live in Newgate-street . The prisoner came into my service in March last, as errand-boy . On the 14th of April I gave him a box, containing the property stated in the indictment, to take to the White Horse, Cripplegate - he went about twelve o'clock, and returned in good time; I asked if it was all correct; he said it was. On the 21st of April I received information, went down to the waggon office, and made inquiry; I then returned, and charged him with having stolen the things; he gave several different accounts about it - he was then in custody for another offence. I have not found them.

EDMUND GRIFFITH LANGDON . I am warehouseman to Mr. Franscombe. I selected these goods, and gave them to the porter to pack; they were directed to Mrs. Myers, Stamford, Lincolnshire.

FRANCIS DUKES . I am book-keeper at the White Horse. On the 14th of April no box came directed to Mrs. Myers - nothing of the sort is entered.

EDWARD HINDE . I am porter to Mr. Franscombe. I packed up these goods, and directed the box to Mrs. Myers, Stamford - the prisoner took it out to go to the inn.

GEORGE THOMPSON . I am a constable. On the 14th of April I took the prisoner in charge; while he was in custody inquiry was made about this box of goods; no threat or promise was made to him - I heard him say he had the box delivered to him, and he had delivered it to three persons, who I had seen with him the day I apprehended him, and one of them went into a coffee-shop with him, and signed the receipt book for it.

Mr. FRANSCOMBE. I have the receipt book - there is a signature to it; it should be signed at the waggon-office.

FRANCIS DUKES . The signature to the receipt for this box is not the writing of any one in our office - only another clerk attends besides me.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-12

910. JAMES REED was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of William Barnard Coates , from his person .

WILLIAM BARNARD COATES. I am a grocer , and live in St. John-street, Smithfield. On Sunday, the 16th of April, between one and two o'clock, I saw the prisoner, with a youth, at the corner of Bull and Mouth-street, Aldersgate-street - they parted; I put my hand to my coat, suspecting them, and my handkerchief was gone; it was safe half an hour before. I looked up Bull and Mouth-street, and saw the prisoner shuffling something into his pocket - I followed; he began to run, and I lost sight of him only while he turned the corner; when I had nearly overtaken him he threw down the handkerchief from his pocket; I picked it up, still pursued, and stopped him at the corner of Little Britain.

Cross-examined by Mr. ADOLPHUS. Q. How do you know it? A. I have three letters on it. I have inquired into the prisoner's circumstances.(Property produced and sworn to).

WILLIAM HART . I am a constable. I heard a cry of Stop thief! and saw the prisoner running. When he was stopped I searched him, but found no money or anything on him.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you know anything of his parents? A. I have heard that they are respectable.

Prisoner's Defence (written). I humbly implore your merciful forbearance, in consequence of my heart-reading situation. About the 6th of February, in consequence of the severe conduct of my father, I unfortunately left home, to await till his anger was abated; I kept out all night, and was afraid to return home, in consequence of his passionate temper - I love him as an honest industrious parent, and gratefully acknowledge that he instilled into my mind the necessity of industry.

Several witnesses gave the prisoner a most excellent character - one of whom engaged to employ him.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Earnestly recommended to Mercy.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260511-13

911. JOHN MILLER was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , 1 great coat, value 30s. , the goods of Daniel Wheeler .

RICHARD WITTY . I am servant to Daniel Wheeler, a horse-dealer , of Bartholomew-close. On the 15th of April this great coat hung in the stable, in Coach and Horse-yard, Bartholomew-close ; I saw it safe between twelve and one o'clock; I walked down the yard, returned in a quarter of an hour, and saw the prisoner coming down the yard, with it on his back. I ran up, and missed it, then followed, and secured him with it on - he said nothing, but began to pull it off - he was a stranger.

HUGH DEVLIN . I am the street-keeper. I heard an alarm, and saw Witty taking the coat off the prisoner's back - he told me he was standing in Aldersgate-street, and a man told him to go to this stable, and ask for the coat, and if he did not see the hostler to take it.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I had just come from Cambridge; a man asked me to go and fetch the coat.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-14

912. CHARLES HODGES was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , 1lb. of butter, value 1s. 4d. , the goods of William Woolmer .

WILLIAM WOOLMER. I am a carman , and live at Stamford, near Ongar, Essex. I had to carry 8lbs. of butter to a gentleman's house, and when I got into Sun-street I was taking the horse into the stable, and was told somebody was robbing my cart; I missed 1lb. of butter from a parcel containing 8lbs. Casborn produced the prisoner with it - he had undone the parcel, and taken 1lb. out.

HENRY CASBORN . I work for Mr. Andrews, of Sun-street. Mrs. White gave me information; I ran towards Bishopsgate-street, and overtook the prisoner about two hundred yards off - I found part of this butter under his jacket, anp part in his trousers pocket - he said nothing.

HARRIET WHITE . I saw the prisoner put the butter under his arm and into his pocket.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years , to the Prison Ship .

Reference Number: t18260511-15

913. JAMES COSTELLOW was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April , 1 handkerchief, value 6d., the goods of William Johnson , from his person .

WILLIAM JOHNSON. I am a traveller , and live in Jewin-street. On the 23d of April I was going up Holborn-hill , and felt something at my pocket. I turned round, and found the officer with the prisoner in custody. The officer produced my handkerchief.

HENRY HUGHES . I am a watchman. About a quarter to nine o'clock at night, I saw the prisoner, with a boy about sixteen years old, following Johnson, about five yards - I then saw the prisoner put his hand to the pocket - a great mob stood by the wine-vaults; I there saw him take the handkerchief from the pocket, and throw it behind; the other ran off. I picked it up, and secured the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 13.

Transported for Seven Years , to the Prison Ship .

Reference Number: t18260511-16

914. SARAH SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , 2 sheets, value 5s., the goods of John McMullen , in a lodging-room .

ANN McMULLEN . I am the wife of John McMullen - we live in West Smithfield . On the 28th of April the prisoner took a furnished lodging at our house, at 4s., a week. On the 2d of May, in consequence of suspicion, I had her taken into custody; we missed two sheets off the bed.

GEORGE GODFREY . I am an officer. I took her in charge, and found the duplicate of the sheets upon her.

FRANCIS WITTY . I am servant to Mr. Upsall, of Barbican. On the 29th of April the prisoner pawned this sheet, for 2s.

JOHN LANGFORD . I am servant to Mr. Smith, a pawnbroker, of Golden-lane. On the 1st of May a woman pawned a sheet, for 6d. - I gave her one of the duplicates produced.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-17

915. THOMAS WELCH was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of Thomas Fish Taylor , from his person .

THOMAS FISH TAYLOR. I am a surveyor , and live in Salisbury-street, Strand. On the 29th of April, about three o'clock in the afternoon, I was in Shoe-lane, near Fleet-street , and missed my handkerchief, which I had used shortly before, and on turning round I saw it on the pavement, and the prisoner near it; Mason was struggling with him.

JOHN MASON . I am a butcher, and live in Shoe-lane. I was in my shop, and saw Mr. Taylor walking arm-in-arm with a gentleman; the prisoner was following him, and opposite to my shop I saw him draw Mr. Taylor's handkerchief out; I ran out, and laid hold of him; my foot slipped, and I fell - he let it drop; Mr. Taylor picked it up, and he was secured, without my losing sight of him.

JAMES CHICKALDAY . I am a constable, and received him in charge.(Property produced and sworn to.)

The prisoner received a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury and Prosecutor.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-18

SECOND DAY. FRIDAY, MAY 12.

Middlesex Cases, Second Jury.

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

916. CORNELIUS MORAN was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Gulston , about six o'clock in the afternoon of the 3d of April , no person being therein, and stealing 1 coat, value 10s.; 1 jacket, value 4s.; 2 shirts, value 9s.; 4 pairs of stockings, value 6s.; 1 waistcoat, value 2s.; 1 pair of trousers, value 4s., and 4 shirt collars, value 4s. , the goods of Charles Angel Hunt .

CHARLES ANGEL HUNT. I am servant to James Gulston, who lives at Millbank , and keeps a public-house . This property was in my bed-room, which is over the stable, and is at a little distance from the house - it is all one premises. On Monday, the 3d of April, between six and seven o'clock in the evening, I went out and left the property, stated in the indictment, safe; I fastened the windows and put the shutter up - I locked the door and took the key with me, leaving nobody there; I returned about half-past eight, and missed all the property; I found the shutter down, three panes of glass broken, the hasp moved and the window had been opened. On the Saturday I found my jacket at McCoy's - I know nothing of the prisoner.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. After McCoy had given her evidence before the Magistrate, did you go to her, and ask her to change the time at which she said she bought them? A. No; I said to her "You told me you bought them on Tuesday morning, and you had better mind what you are about," as she had told the Magistrate she bought them between three and four o'clock on Monday afternoon - I did not go to her after the examination; the stable is about ten yards from the house - it stands down in a hollow by the river - a board fence joins it to the house, except that there is an opening to let persons into the yard - there is a front door to the stable opening into the public road without going through the yard.

MARION McCOY . My husband is a baker, and lives in Black-court-passage. The prisoner came to me on Monday, the 3d of April, about three o'clock in the afternoon - I did not know him before - I am sure it was as early as three o'clock in the afternoon - he brought two old coats and a waistcoat - I bought them of him for 3s.; I buy old clothes - he came again on Wednesday, the 5th, about half-past five o'clock, with a young man named King, and the prisoner bought the green coat back again for 2s. 3d., and King bought a white great coat at the same time; King came back with another young man, and said his mother would not let him have the coat - it was too big for him - the young man said he was his brother, and he bought the same coat for 2s.

Cross-examined. Q. After you were examined at the office, did the prosecutor come to you, and ask you to alter

the hour? A. He came on the Sunday before the examination, and said he had made his deposition - that it was half-past six when he lost the things; I said he must be mistaken, for I had them in my possession by three o'clock on Monday; he said it did not make much difference as to the time, and I need not state any time - I said I would not unless I was asked, but if so I must tell the truth - he said nothing to that.

JOHN WARREN . I am an officer. I apprehended the prisoner on the 8th of April, in Pear-street, Westminster, in company with King, who ran away; he has been taken since, and was examined with McCoy - King had the coat on his back - I apprehended him the same day - I found the waistcoat at McCoy's - she told me she bought them on the Tuesday morning, and when she came to the office she altered the time.

CHARLES ANGEL HUNT. This coat and waistcoat are mine. I am sure they were safe on Monday evening, at six o'clock, for I hung the coat on a chair when I went out - the coat is worth 4s. - the great coat cost me 3l. 6s. the latter end of last year - there was not a brack in it.

MARION McCOY. The prisoner sold me this waistcoat and two coats - the great coat was not so good as the one produced - I am sure I bought them on Monday at three o'clock; I told the officer by mistake that it was Tuesday, but I recollected afterwards.

Prisoner's Defence. I did not sell the coat - I bought for it 2s. 3d.

GUILTY. Aged 16. Of stealing only . - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-19

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

917. ANN ELLIOTT was indicted for the wilful murder of William Bartlett .

GEORGE LANG . I live in Brook-street , and work at a brass-founder's. William Bartlett and the prisoner lived together in the kitchen of the same house. On Thursday night, the 20th of April , about half-past seven o'clock, I was at the door and saw Bartlett coming up in the middle of the road - he staggered, and appeared to be in liquor - the prisoner stood at my side, and just before Bartlett came up she went round the corner of the passage and stood by the stairs, where I could not see her - Bartlett walked along the passage to the top of the stairs, and made a stop - the prisoner then came from the corner, put her two hands out, and shoved him right down - she put her hands just below his shoulder - she did not appear to push very hard - I heard him fall down, and in about two minutes I heard her say to him "Now what do think of a west-countrywoman;" she stood in the passage then; I heard her soon afterwards say "Lay there and die, you old b-r;" I then went up stairs - I did not hear him speak - I came down in about ten minutes and heard her say "It is only one of your drunken fits" - I thought she was not sober.

CHARLES MULLETT . I live in Brook-street, and saw Bartlett in the road, coming towards home, very tipsy; the prisoner stood at the door just as Bartlett got to the top of the stairs - she came out from a corner in the passage, put her hands on his shoulder, and gave him a shove with great violence - I saw him go down, face first - I went up stairs and know no more.

WILLIAM PICKETT . I live in Brook-street, Ratcliff. Johnson called me into this house - I got half-way down the stairs and saw the prisoner with her arms round the deceased's neck, trying to lift him - they were at the bottom of the stairs - it was dark - I asked for a light - then went down, and heard her saying "My dear William, do get up" - I went down and found him laying at the bottom of the stairs, which are very steep and dangerous, and at the bottom is a long flag stone - the continuation of the passage is covered with oyster shells; I found he had been bleeding at the nose and head, by the right ear; I sent for a surgeon - he was taken into his own room - he breathed but there was no appearance of life - I found a large wound on the lower part of his head; I could almost lay my finger in it; the prisoner held the candle to us; I told her it was hinted that she had thrown him down stairs - she denied it, but said "If I did not throw him down I gave him a precious good squeeze;" the surgeon did not come, and I requested her to fetch one; she treated it very light, and said he had better lay there till morning, and it would do him good to let a little of his mad blood out of him; I went and got an order for the parish doctor to attend him, and on Monday morning I saw him at the hospital - he was then dead; when I gave her the order for the parish doctor, she was desirous of letting it be, and said he had taken the bed tick to pawn and got drunk with the money; that she found him in Limehouse causeway, followed him home, and was determined to get in doors before him. She told me next morning that she had been to the hospital, and told the gentlemen she had thrown him down stairs.

SARAH JOHNSON . I live in Brook-street. About an hour before this happened I heard the prisoner crying, and saying Bartlett had pawned the bed-tick, and gone off with the money - when he came in I was upon the first floor, and heard the fall down stairs; I was alarmed and shut my door; I opened it soon after, and heard somebody breathing very hard; I returned to my room and in half an hour went down to Mr. Pickett, and begged him to come in; I was in the room with the prisoner about eleven o'clock that night, and advised her to get a doctor or he would die before morning, and at three she called me but I was afraid to go down for the deceased was such a violent man we were all afraid of him.

CATHERINE HILL . I live on the ground floor of this house. I saw Bartlett pass my door, which was half open, and, in a few minutes, I heard a great noise, and soon after heard the prisoner say "What do you think of a westcountry woman? you are in one of your drunken fits;" at half-past nine I went down into the kitchen, saw the deceased on the bedstead, and the prisoner by his side; I said he ought to have medical assistance - he was dying, and should go to the hospital; she said "How am I to get him there?" I said my girl should go with her - he was taken to the hospital next morning.

WILLIAM HURST . I am surgeon's beadle at the London Hospital. On the 21st of April, about half-past five o'clock, the deceased was brought in - he was dead then; I asked the prisoner how he came by his accident - she said he had been drunk all the week, and had been pawning all the things - that he came home drunk the night before, and she gave him a push down eight or nine stairs

- she said she was not his wife, but had lived with him eleven years.

RICHARD BRITHWHISTLE . I am a surgeon of the hospital, and was called to see the deceased. He was quite dead - he had a considerable swelling at the back of his head, and blood issued from the ears; there was an extensive fracture of the skull, and considerable extravasation of blood on the brain, which caused his death - it might have proceeded from a fall down stairs.

The prisoner put in a written defence, stating that the deceased had treated her very ill - that, on the day in question, he pawned her bed, and came home drunk; she was afraid to go down stairs before him, as he often beat her, and that instead of pushing him down she placed her arms out, to prevent his falling, the stairs being very steep, and he had often fallen down - she slipped and was obliged to let go of him, and he fell - that she had done all she could to obtain him medical assistance.

GUILTY. Aged 42. Of Manslaughter only . - Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260511-20

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

918. JOHN LANGLEY and JOHN TIPPER were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Aberdein , about eight o'clock in the night of the 24th of April , at St. Leonard, Shoreditch , with intent to steal, and stealing, 3 handkerchiefs, value 20s., his property .

WILLIAM ABERDEIN. I live in High-street , in the parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, and rent the house - I am a linen-draper . On Monday, the 25th of April, about eight o'clock at night, or rather later, I was writing at the further end of the shop - it was dark - I had not closed the shop; my young man alarmed me; I put my hat on, walked across the street, and observed the two prisoners walking close together - they stopped exactly opposite my window, on my side of the way; Tipper immediately put his hand into the window, which was cracked, and a piece of glass had been knocked out a few minutes before, when I crossed the road - he put his hand through the broken pane and took out part of three silk handkerchiefs - they were all three in one piece - he got them partly out - part of each might be out; I immediately crossed over and laid hold of him; Langley was standing close by his side, as if covering him; I immediately turned round, and took them both into the shop; Tipper was pulling the handkerchiefs out when I laid of hold him; the whole piece had been quite removed some inches from where it lay, but he had not got it all through the hole; I seized him with them in his hand, and sent for an officer - they are worth 20s. - my shop is part of the dwelling-house.

Prisoner TIPPER. Q. Had I not my hand on the bar across your window? A. When I took him his hand was outside the bar, but it must have been through the bar, and through the glass to reach them.

JOSEPH WEBSTER . I am shopman to Mr. Aberdein. On the 25th of April, about eight o'clock in the evening, I was behind the counter, close by the window, and heard the glass fall from the window - the pane had been cracked before but was not broken - there was no hole at all - I immediately looked at the window, saw the glass had been pushed in, but saw nobody near it - it had been mended with putty before; I informed Mr. Aberdein - I saw the handkerchiefs there half an hour before, a few inches from the window - they could not be reached without a hand being put through the pane; I think be must have put his whole hand through to get them.

JAMES HACKWELL . I am an officer. I was sent for about a quarter past eight - it was quite dark; I found the prisoners in the shop, and took them with the property - Tipper said the other had nothing to do with it.

MR. ABERDEIN. I had placed the handkerchiefs in the window myself, about two inches from the pane - it was impossible to get at them without a hand coming through the glass.(Property produced and sworn to.)

LANGLEY's Defence. I had just left my aunt's, and was going to my cousin's - I left my aunt at the corner of a turning, stopped to look at these handkerchiefs; in two or three minutes the gentleman came over, and laid hold of this youngster - I looked at him, he laid hold of me, and asked if I was one.

TIPPER's Defence. I was leaning on the bar when the gentleman came and collared me.

Two witnesses gave Langley a good character.

LANGLEY - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 19.

TIPPER - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 14.

Reference Number: t18260511-21

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

919. JOHN OLDHAM was indicted for feloniously assaulting John Moss , on the 8th of May , at St. Giles in the fields , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 4 shillings, his property .

JOHN MOSS. I am a shoemaker . On the 8th of May, just before eleven o'clock at night, I was coming along St. Giles's, and went with a female to some house in a court in St. Giles's; after I got into the room I gave her a shilling - she went out and did not return. The prisoner came up into the room, two or three minutes after she went down - he asked what I was doing there - I said I was brought up there by a female; he said "This is my place and my property in it;" I said I was very sorry but hoped I had done no harm; I was going out, and he caught hold of me by the waistcoat, and took four shillings out of my trousers pocket; he merely caught hold of me and took it - he did not speak when he put his hand into my pocket; I saw another man in the room at the time, and another coming up stairs; I never mentioned a word to them but went down and told the watchman; he forced his hand into my pocket - I made no resistance, because I was afraid of my life - I got a watchman, who came with me; we went to look for the number of the house; I looked over the window of the next house, and saw him standing by the fire - I said "There is the man that drew my money from my pocket;" the watchman knocked at the door - two men came and asked what was wanted; I went in and saw four or five men in the room - the prisoner was sitting at the end of the table - I said I was quite sure he was the man, and the watchman took him - I was sober.

Prisoner. Q. Did not the young woman say to you give me another 6d., and you said you had only 2d.? A. No.

THOMAS LESLIE . I am watchman of Bainbridge-street. The prosecutor came to me just as the clock had struck

half-past eleven - I and my fellow watchman accompanied him - he pointed in at the window, and said there was the man; we entered the house - three men rushed against me, with their coats off, and asked who I wanted; I said I should see presently - the prosecutor went in - I asked if there was either of them was the man - he said No, but pointed out the prisoner in the room as the man - I took him in charge.

JOSEPH LUCKING . I am a watchman, and went with Leslie. The prosecutor pointed the prisoner out through the window, and afterwards in the room.

Prisoner's Defence. I have a witness to call.

ELIZABETH BEDFORD . I met the prosecutor - he accompanied me home - he gave me 1s. and said he had nothing more but 2d., which he gave me to fetch some drink - I went out and when I returned he was gone - I took him own room.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21.

Reference Number: t18260511-22

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

920. WILLIAM PARSONS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of April , at St. Pancras , 2 oxen, price 30l. , the property of Joseph Whaller and John French .

MESSRS. ALLEY and PAYNE conducted the prosecution.

JOSEPH WHALLER. I am a grazier , in partnership with John French, and live at Plaistow . On the 6th of April I bought twenty Scotch bullocks on Epping-forest, about twelve o'clock, and sent them down to Plaistow - I saw them next morning, Friday, about six o'clock, in the fields at Plaistow; there were then only eighteen; I missed a black and a light brown one - they had a tar mark going down from the rump bone; the price was 15l. 5s. each - I went on the Monday following to Brewer's tan-yard, and found the two skins of the bullocks which I had bought, and swore to them - I am sure they were the skins of these two beasts.

JOHN FRENCH. I am in partnership with Mr. Whaller. I saw sixteen bullocks in one marsh, and four in the other, at Plaistow, about six o'clock on Thursday evening - they had a tar mark down the hip - the two which were afterwards missed was a black one and a brown one.

Cross-examined by Mr. CRESWELL. Q. How long had you had them? A. Only one night; the Scotchman we bought them of marked them with the tar - he had only twenty of this lot - he had eighty of a different lot - they were marked different, and were not so small as this score.

JOSEPH CADBY . I am street-keeper of the Foundling estate. On Friday, the 7th of April, between six and seven o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner in Guildford-street, going towards Speldburst-street, with a stick in his hand, driving two oxen; I asked him if he was gone back to Lindus, his old master; he said No; I said"Whose beasts are those?" he said his own. On the Sunday following he came to the watch-house to bring a young man his breakfast; I said "Why Jem, you are getting on in the world, if those beasts are yours that I saw you with on Friday morning;" he said "Yes, people thought he was getting down in the world, but they were mistaken."

Cross-examined. Q. What hour was this? A. About a quarter past six - he had lived in the neighbourhood - I have seen him driving beasts before.

JAMES LINDUS . I am brother to Henry Lindus , who lives in Speldhurst-street, Burton-crescent. On the 6th of April, about eleven or twelve o'clock in the day, the prisoner came to the shop and, in my presence, said to my brother, that he thought he should buy two beasts at Smithfield the following morning, and asked if he could kill them in his slaughter-house; my brother said he could, and next morning, about half-past six, he knocked at the door - I opened it to him - he told me he had put two beasts in the pound, and could I let him into the slaughter-house to kill them - I did so - I saw one of them before it was killed - it was a brown one; I did not notice any mark - I saw him kill it - I do not know who killed the other - there was a person assisting him - the skins of the beast were taken away by Benbow, Mr. Beby's man, on the same evening; the carcases went away early on the Saturday morning - there was no other beast slaughtered at out house that day; I do not know who took the carcases away.

Cross-examined. Q. You have slaughtered beasts of all colours at your slaughter-house, I suppose? A. Yes, we generally take the skins away the same day, and sometimes the next day; the markets begin business about five o'clock in the morning - the carcases would go away early to be at market - there is nothing extraordinary in that.

DAVID BENBOW . I am in the employ of Mr. Beby, a skin saleman. On the 7th of April I took two hides from Lindus' slaughter-house to master's - there were the letters H L cut in the noses - I had no others with those letters - master sent them next morning (Saturday) with others, to Brewer's, the tanner, by Dowding.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you taken any there before? A. Yes; I put them into a cart - I had been to other slaughter-houses for skins - I collected them from about sixteen places - I always examine the noses to see if they are marked right.

JAMES DOWDING . I took twenty hides to the tanner - Benhow assisted in loading them.

JAMES JONES . I am servant to Mr. Brewer, a tanner of Willow-walk, Bermondsey. Dowding brought twenty skins on Saturday, the 8th of April - they were put by themselves - Mr. Whaller came on Monday; he examined them, and picked out these two, marked H L on the nose, and a tar mark on the rump - one was black, and the other brown - there were no others marked in that way.

WILLIAM WALLIS . I was at Brewer's tan-yard on Monday, the 10th of April, and picked out these two skins myself - a black and a brown one; I had seen the beasts alive on Thursday afternoon, about five o'clock, in the prosecutor's field at Plaistow, and knew the skins again - I singled them out - there was a tar mark down the rump, and when I found the skins H L was cut on the nose.

COURT. Q. What made you notice the beasts on Thursday? A. I looked at them merely to know their value, being a dealer; I examined all the twenty; I could distinguish the marks on all the twenty; I swear that these were the skins of two of the beasts I saw on Thursday.

Mr. ALLEY. Q. In what state were the tails when you saw the skins? A. All the long hair was on; it is custo

mary at Smithfield to cut the long hair off the tails when beasts are sold for slaughter - it is the drover's perquisites.

Cross-examined. Q. Will you swear that it is an invariable custom? A. Yes, when they are sold for slaughter.

JOSEPH CADBY . When I saw him with the beasts I noticed that the tails had the long hair on.

JOSEPH MATTHEWS . I am a City officer. I apprehended the prisoner on Monday, the 10th of April - Williams was with me - we first went to Newgate-market, and saw some meat in Mr. Massey's possession; when I took the prisoner I asked him where he slaughtered the beasts he had sold in Newgate-market; he said he slaughtered them in Speldhurst-street on the Friday - that he bought them of a man in a smock-frock, in Smithfield-market, at the end of Giltspur-street, and paid for them at Jones', the banker's, in Smithfield, and gave 14l. for the two; we went to Jones' with him, and there they said, in his presence, that he had not paid any money on account of beasts; I have a letter which the prisoner wrote at Giltspur-street compter, in my presence, for me to take to one Dyer, and the copy of another letter - I delivered the original as directed.

These documents were not read.

WILLIAM WILLIAMS . I am an officer, and was with Matthews when he apprehended the prisoner - his statement is correct; it is the custom at Smithfield, when beasts are sold for slaughter, for drovers to cut the long hair off the tails - it is their perquisite. I saw these skins at the tanner's - one was black and the other brown - there was a tar-mark down the near side of the rump, and H L cut on the nose; I asked the prisoner where the hides went from Lindus's; he said he did not know; I asked how they were marked; he said he marked them with Lindus' name, as they were to go from there.

ALFRED JONES . I am a banker, and live in Smithfield. The prisoner paid no money to us on this day - the officer brought him to make inquiry - some of our clerks knew him.

FRANCIS SUTCH . I keep a horse and cart. On the 7th of April the prisoner applied to me for my cart, in the evening - I did not choose to lend it to him - I accompanied him next day, with the cart to Speldhurst-street, got two buttocks of beef, and carried them to Newgate-street - he took them out into the market, and paid me in the evening for the cart.

JOSEPH WHALLER. I am certain they were the skins of the beasts I lost.

Prisoner's Defence. When I was apprehended I was confused, and said I had paid Jones for the beasts, but I paid the man in Smithfield.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21.

Reference Number: t18260511-23

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

921. JOHN YATES and JOHN LING were indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Goldthwait , on the King's highway, on the 26th of April , at St. Andrew, Holborn , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 watch, value 5l.; 1 seal, value 7s.; 1 watch-chain, value 2s., and two watch-keys, value 1s., his property .

THOMAS GOLDTHWAIT. I lodge in Goodge-street, Tottenham-court-road. On the 26th of April, a little before eleven o'clock in the morning, I was going along Portpool-lane - I noticed nobody in particular, but there is a court there, and when I came near that court there were two persons - one of them snatched at my watch, and got it; he went away - he rather run, but in pulling the watch the outer case flew off, and fell; he appeared to me to come back after it, and then knocked me down; I was just within the border of the court at that time; I cannot be certain that he picked up the outer case, but somebody did, and he knocked me down - they both ran away; I could not run after them - I was stunned with being knocked down on the pavement. I called out Stop thief! as soon as I could, and they were taken; I staid there till the people brought the two men back; I had never seen them before. I saw them plainly before they took my watch, and can swear the prisoners are the men; I think Ling is the man who knocked me down; I cannot exactly say which took my watch, but he is the man who knocked me down, and I think him the man who took my watch, for it came upon me all of a sudden. I am certain it was one of those two men who knocked me down - I think Ling is the man who took my watch - it was returned to me by the party who took them.

Q. You had not seen them before you got to the place? A. Why, I did see them, because they stood at the end of the court; I had no time to evade them.

Cross-examined by Mr. ADOLPHUS. Q. You only saw them just as you came up to the court? A. Yes - one stood on each side of the court; it was the one of the right-hand side of the court who took it. I was struck some little time after my watch was taken. I do not wish to speak positively as to which robbed me, but I recollect their countenances perfectly, so as to swear they are the men, one of whom took my watch.

HENRY PHILLIPS . I was about a yard from this court - it is Crown-court - I was standing still, and saw the prisoners come down Portpool-lane, and stand talking to one another - Ling went down the court about a yard; Yates stood at the top. This old gentleman was coming by - Yates rushed against him on purpose, and took his watch; he fell down with the rush; Yates took the watch, and they both ran down the court; the old gentleman rose up, and hallooed Stop thief! I hallooed also, and ran down the court - I lost sight of them for about half a minute - they ran round a corner in the court - Yates returned, and went down a little alley - he came up the alley again, and threw the watch down, and knocked the old gentleman down - I saw him throw the watch down. The old gentleman was just by this little alley; Yates then went on to another gentleman who was there, and threw him down by his legs, as he was going to assist the old gentleman in taking them. I picked up the watch, and gave it to the old gentleman. Yates ran up the court - Kemble ran after him, and caught him; Ling was taken in a privy in the court, by Baillie. I am sure they are the men; I never saw them before. I live in Crown-court.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. The person who took the watch ran against the old gentleman, and threw him down? A. Yes, and came back again and knocked

him down - he was thrown down twice - I am quite sure of that - he ran down Crown-court when he took the watch; the court is no thoroughfare. The other gentleman who was knocked down is not here - he had as good an opportunity of seeing them as I had; the watch was thrown down at the top of the alley. I had lost sight of Yates for about a minute, when he took a turning in the court; there are about eight houses in the court; he knocked the old gentleman down the second time, just at the head of the court; there are several lodgers in the court - the doors are generally open. I am sure the prosecutor was knocked down twice.

Cross-examined by MR. ADOLPHUS. Q. Ling neither took his watch nor knocked him down? A. No. I had seen them talking together at the end of the court; Ling parted from him about a yard within the court before the gentleman came up. The gentleman no sooner got on his legs than he hallooed Stop thief! I think the outer case of the watch was on when I picked it up, but I am not sure. The privy belongs to three houses in the court, and is for the use of the lodgers.

WILLIAM KEMBLE . I am a shoe-maker, and live at No. 2, Crown-court. On Sunday, the 26th of April, about half-past ten or eleven o'clock in the morning, I was at work in my house, and heard a cry of Stop thief! I lifted up my window, and saw Yates knock the old gentleman down in the court, right under my window; there was a bit of a scuffle between another man and him. I then went down stairs - they were both on the ground together, and Yates got from him - that man is not here. I secured Yates, and took him to Hatton-garden Office.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you ever see Yates before? A. Never; he was on the ground himself - I lost sight of him in coming down stairs; it is a small court - a man could soon run out of it. I did not see Phillips till afterwards.

JOHN BAILLIE . I am a porter. I was in Portpool-lane, going towards Leather-lane, and heard a cry of Stop thief! I saw the prisoners running down Crown-court; I pursued them, and saw Yates in Kemble's custody. - When I got up I found Ling in the privy, standing up, with his small clothes down; I secured him: he asked where I was going to take him - I said to Hatton-garden; he made no reply; when he got into Portpool-lane he tried to twist himself out of my hand. Read, the officer, assisted me.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you tell him what you took him for? A. No.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer of Hatton-garden. I heard a noise near the office, ran towards the spot, and saw Ling in Baillie's custody - the prosecutor gave me the watch and case - he had one in each hand.

MARTHA FORDER . I live at No. 8, Crown-court. The prisoner Ling ran into my passage between ten and eleven o'clock on the morning in question; I was in the parlour - he went up two or three stairs, then turned back, and went into the privy - he appeared in haste, and shut the privy door after him.

LING's Defence. I was going to my master to inquire for work - I have been to this privy two or three times before, and went there then, and after I got in heard the cry of Stop thief.

Three witnesses gave Ling an excellent character.

YATES - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 18.

LING - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.

Ling recommended to Mercy by the Jury, on account of his character.

Reference Number: t18260511-24

922. JOHN PRICE and JOHN GOODWIN were indicted for feloniously assaulting Thomas Quarn , on the King's highway, on the 2d of May , at St. George, Bloomsbury , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 watch, value 3l.; 1 watch-chain, value 1s.; 2 seals, value 1l.; 4 watch-keys, value 8s.; 1 ring, value 10s., and 9 shillings, his property .

THOMAS QUARN. I live at No. 14, Duke-street, Bloomsbury . On Tuesday, the 2d of May, about ten o'clock at night, I was at the Black Lion, public-house, Castle-street - the prisoners and another soldier went in at the same time with me; I was alone myself, but when we got in we joined together; I knew the other man, who was Jerry Child, but did not know the prisoners before. We went into the parlour altogether; there was nobody else there. I joined their company, and staid there till a little after eleven o'clock; we all drank together, and had three pots of porter; I paid for one pot; Child went out a few minutes before eleven o'clock; I went out soon after eleven; the two prisoners followed me out. I lodge about thirty yards from the public-house. Goodwin was on my left side, and the other on the right - I had not got seven or eight yards from the public-house, when I was suddenly knocked down by Goodwin, in Duke-street; Price took hold of both my arms, and forcibly kept them down, while Goodwin dragged my watch out of my fob; I called out: he put his hand into my right-hand pocket, and took out 9s. in silver. I called for assistance, and they both ran away. I got up - Child was coming towards his quarters, and I seized him by the collar, told him I had been robbed, and I suspected he had something to do with it. The patrol came up, and I gave him in charge. I had not seen Child about me, but I suspected he was concerned. I went to the watch-house, and described the two prisoners; the constable found them that night. I saw them in custody next morning, and knew them; I was sober.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. What are you? A. A gentleman's servant , but had been out of employ about three weeks. I had been to the Rose and Crown public-house before that, and had a pint of beer - I went there alone; Child came in afterwards, and had a pint of beer; I do not recollect seeing the prisoners there, but there were a great number of soldiers there; I had a pint of beer when I first went in, and took it into the parlour with Child - it was put into somebody's pot; I drank two or three times out of it; but had not spirits.

Q. Will you swear you did not drink two pots yourself? A. Certainly not; we drank two or three times round; I only paid for one pot: I could not have drank two pints. I went there about eight o'clock, and staid till half-past nine, then went to the Black Lion with Child, and there we had three pots among four of us, and half-a-pint of gin; I had nearly one glass: we staid there till a few minutes after eleven. I was knocked down seven

or eight yards from the Black Lion; I was perfectly sober. The landlord was up - a watchman goes up the street; I do not know where his box is. I knew perfectly well who knocked me down, and who robbed me. I seized Child, as I thought he was concerned - only two persons robbed me. When I got up Child was just coming round the corner towards his quarters; he had not passed me. I could scareely get up, the fall was so great - he made no resistance; he was not at the robbery.

Q. Did you invite either of the prisoners home to sleep with you at your lodging that night? A. Never. I did not ask Goodwin to take charge of my watch, because I was so drunk. I was at no other public-house that day; I dined at the Black Dog public-house; I took two pints of beer with my dinner, and had about three glasses of ale in the afternoon; I staid there till half-past four o'clock, then went home to tea, and about eight went to the Rose and Crown; Child had two eggs with me at dinner. We only had three pots of beer at the Black Lion. I have been out of town for a few days since the robbery, with my friends, in Essex.

Q. In what part of Essex? A. I went to inquire for a friend; I went to the Eagle and Child public-house, Epping-forest, and took a lodging in the village, just by - I was only gone two days; I slept there one night. I swear I was perfectly sober.

WILLIAM McGREGOR . I am a patrol of St. Giles's. On this night, Quarn had given information at the watch-house, I went round to different houses, and about one o'clock I was going through George-street, and by a lodging-house I turned my eye, looked through the curtain, and there saw Price sitting in the parlour, with a female; they seemed at very high words. I listened for about five minutes; she threatened to charge the watch with him for ill-using her, and for another thing. I beckoned the girl out, and in consequence of what passed I went in, and took him to the watch-house. I found a shilling, a halfpenny, and a penny piece on him; I left him in the watch-house, and found Goodwin in the upper part of the same house, about half an hour afterwards; we broke the door open; he was in bed with a woman: we desired him to get up and dress - he did so. I searched his pockets before he dressed; his clothes were on the floor, by the bed side, and in his left-hand jacket pocket I found the watch and a purse, with four shillings and four-pence in it- he put that jacket on when he dressed. I took him to the watch-house, and asked if he had got a watch - he said No. I said, "Have you got a purse;" he said, Yes, I have a metal purse, with two shillings in it;" I shewed him this watch and purse - he said he knew nothing of them - I do not think he had seen me take them from his pocket.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you tell him you were an officer? A. No. I broke the door open, and told him I took him for ill-using a female. I thought him quite sober - he did not appear to have been drinking.

WILLIAM PRICE . I accompanied McGregor to a house in George-street, kept by Mrs. Cummins, and took Goodwin in bed there. I saw McGregor find the watch in his jacket pocket. I did not see the purse found.

Cross-examined. Q. Did McGregor shew you the watch? A. I saw him take it out of the prisoner's jacket in the room; I told him to put it into his own pocket; Goodwin was sitting on the bed side, near enough to hear, but he was drowsy; we made a great noise at the door to awake him - it was at one o'clock - he might have been in liquor before he went to bed.

WILLIAM ADAMS . I am a patrol. I was about thirty yards off when this was done. I saw Quarn down on the pavement in Duke-street, Bloomsbury, between eleven and twelve o'clock, and when I made towards him I saw two soldiers run from him - they were close to him, and ran off, evaded me, and got away. I made towards Quarn- he had then got up, and laid hold of another soldier, and gave him in charge. My attention was drawn to it by hearing a scuffle. I only saw two soldiers come from him.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you go before the Magistrate? A. Yes; I was sworn, and gave this account; my deposition was not taken down; I cannot say how the third soldier got there. Quarn accused him of being concerned in robbing him of his watch and money.

PRICE's Defence. I have witnesses to prove I was not in the house for an hour and a half after Quarn came in. The landlord will prove he drew five pints of ale.

Prisoner GOODWIN to THOMAS QUARN. Q. Did you never drink with me at the Two Brewers public-house, and gamble with me at the Queen's Head public-house? A. I never saw you before.

Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you not frequently gamble with him at the Canteen? A. I have no recollection of him. I have been at different public-houses since I have been out of place; I do not gamble much, and have no recollection of gambling with him; I never played at dominoes with him. I have no recollection of playing with him on the 1st of this month, nor the night before the robbery. I have been at the Canteen in the King's-mews, but not with him, to my recollection. I do not think I played with any soldier on the 1st of May, at the Black Lion - I never recollect seeing him. I once went to the Black Lion with Child, and gave him 6d. to fetch something to eat, and they did get something.

Q. What do you mean by "They did get something?" A. Why, there were a great many soldiers there - I never paid for eggs and bacon for supper for the prisoner, that I know of - I know nothing about it. I do not recollect paying for any soldier's supper; I might have done so.

Prisoner GOODWIN. Q. Did you not come to me at the Rose and Crown, and drink beer and liquor, then go to the Black Lion, and give me the watch to go home with you to your lodging? A. No - on my oath I did not.

Mr. PHILLIPS called -

ARCHIBALD DAVY . I belong to the same regiment as the prisoners. On the 2d of May I was at the Rose and Crown with them and Quarn - Child was there; we drank porter and ale; I was there with them about an hour; Goodwin was in their company: the prosecutor spoke to him, as if he was an acquaintance. I left about half-past nine o'clock leaving them there; Quarn then appeared as if he had drank a good deal. I was, about four weeks before, at the Two Brewers, George-street, St. Giles's, and saw Goodwin in Quarn's company; they were playing at dominoes, and drinking porter together. Goodwin ap

peared as if he had been drinking, at the Rose and Crown; Quarn appeared in liquor, but not so bad.

JOHN BURCH . Child is in my regiment - he is on duty now - the prisoners are in the same regiment. On the 28th of April I saw Quarn drinking at the Canteen; Goodwin came in - Quarn got out of his seat, and asked him to drink - they drank together for two hours, talking together - this was between five and six o'clock in the evening; Quarn had been drinking there most of the afternoon.

ROBERT CLEGG . I was quartered at the Hare and Hounds public-house, St. Giles's. I saw Quarn there three times - the last time he was with Goodwin - that was within the last ten days.

WILLIAM RUDD . I keep the Black Lion. On the 2d of May Quarn came in about one o'clock; Child, who was quartered on me, joined his company; they had eggs for dinner - after dinner another soldier and a gentleman joined them; he drank a pint of ale by himself, and after they joined company they drank four or five pots. Quarn left my house about five o'clock, and returned a little before ten; they went into the parlour - he, Child, and the prisoners, together, and drank three pots of beer; they came in as friends, and drank as friends, and as they went out had half-a-pint of gin; Quarn could not be sober - they had liquor enough to make them all drunk. After they had been out a quarter of an hour the four soldiers and him returned, and knocked at my door - I opened it with the chain; Child said, "Open the door, and let me and my friend in;" I said I would not unless it was for him to go to bed; he said he would not.

COURT to THOMAS QUARN. Q. Did you return to the house with Child and the prisoners? A. If I did it must be when I first went out, a few minutes after eleven o'clock, before I was robbed; I do not recollect returning, but I might have done it - I was not in liquor; I will not say I did not return.

Three witnesses gave Price a good character.

PRICE - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 23.

GOODWIN - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 26.

Reference Number: t18260511-25

London Cases, Second Jury.

Before Mr. Recorder.

923. ROBERT POPE was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , 1 great coat, value 12s. , the goods of William Head .

WILLIAM HEAD. I live with Mr. Barnett, at Hampstead-lodge. On the 12th of April I was driving a cart in Threadneedle-street , and saw the prisoner taking my great coat out of the cart; I stopped the horses, and secured him; he could reach it without getting into the cart. I took it from him, and gave him in charge.(Property produced and sworn to).

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Recommended to Mercy. Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260511-26

924. WILLIAM WILLIS was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , 57lbs. of bacon, value 28s. , the goods of George Poulton .

GEORGE POULTON. I keep a chandler's-shop in Shoe-lane . On the 14th of April, about seven o'clock in the evening, this bacon hung at the side of the door, secured by a rope; I was in the shop, and saw the prisoner take it- I ran out, and caught him ten yards off, with it on his shoulder; he said he had not taken it, and did not know what he was taken for. I had not lost sight of him - the rope was cut.

JAMES SHARP . I am a coppersmith, and live in Trinity-lane. I was in Shoe-lane, and stopped the prisoner, with the bacon on his shoulder; Poulton immediately came up and claimed it.

Prisoner. Q. Did you appear before the Alderman? A. No. I gave the prosecutor my address.

GEORGE POULTON . The constable said it was not necessary to produce this witness.

JAMES CHICKALDAY . I am a constable. I took the prisoner in charge - he made great resistance.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I was passing this shop, much intoxicated, as the prosecutor admitted. I had a knife, but was unable to cut a string, or to resist; I have no recollection of committing the crime. The constable told me I should not be in the Compter if I had not resisted.

GEORGE POULTON . The moment I took him he appeared in liquor, but recovered in a minute or two - I suppose it was his agitation - he made a strong resistance.

JAMES SHARP . He appeared rather in liquor when he was taken - he was very resolute in Skinner-street, and if it had not been for me and Poulton, I think he would have escaped.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-27

925. HENRY LLOYD was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of March , 1000 1l. Bank notes , the property of Sir Richard Carr Glynn , Bart. and others, his partners.

2d COUNT, stating them to be the property of Thomas Swan and others, his partners.

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

MESSRS. BRODRICK and LAW conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS HAND . I am clerk to Sir Richard Carr Glynn and others. Thomas Swan and Co. correspond with our house. On Saturday, the 28th of January, I took a 1000l. Bank note to the Bank of England, and exchanged it for a thousand 1l. notes, which I made into a parcel and directed to Messrs. Swan and Co., York, and delivered it to Hilton, the guard of the Express coach - it was sealed: Hilton was in the habit of carrying parcels to them. The notes were numbered 89,401 to 90,400; I did not take a memorandum of it, but recollect it.

Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. Q. You gave them to Hilton at your banking-house? A. Yes. I put the same notes into the parcel as I received at the Bank. I remember the first note was 89,401; several clerks were in the office when I delivered him the parcel, but no strangers; I should not deliver it to him publicly.

JOHN JAMES BOUQUET . I am pay-clerk at the Bank. On the 28th of January I paid one thousand 1l. notes for a 1000l. note, for Messrs. Glynn and Co. - my partner posted them in the book.

HIGMAN . I produce the books - I posted the notes - they were running numbers, from 89,401 to 90,400 inclusive.

THOMAS HILTON. I am guard of the Express coach,

from London to York. On the 28th of January I received from Mr. Hand a parcel, in the country office at Sir Richard Carr Glynn's; I took charge of it on my own responsibility, independent of the concern; I took it to my lodging in Giltspur-street, and gave it to Mr. French, to take care of while I went to bed. I started from the Saracen's Head, Snow-hill, with the coach, a little before seven o'clock in the morning; I received the parcel from French overnight, put it into a basket, and took it to the Saracen's Head in the morning, and put it into the coach-office, in the book-keeper's charge; I received it back when I loaded the coach, put my hand in, and took the parcel out - I locked it up in the hind boot, and put the key into my pocket. I had occasion to open the hind boot at Ferry-bridge, and immediately saw that the basket had been moved, and the parcel was gone; the bag which had contained it was left, but the parcel gone. We had four outside passengers; and inside was a lady and gentleman, a little girl, and another person. I knew one of the outside passengers particularly; I did not know his name, but his features - that was not the prisoner; three of the four got up at the Saracen's Head, and the other at the Peacock, at Islington - three of them left the coach before I got to Ferry-bridge - the fourth remained - he went to Catterick, about forty miles beyond York; it was Mr. Strappins, a school-master; the one whose features I knew, went off with the other two.

Cross-examined. Q. Where do you think the parcel was stolen? A. I cannot tell - I do not know which was the best place to rob it; we dined at Biggleswade; I left the coach there for a quarter of an hour, but I could see the coach through the window - I only had three passengers behind; I did not leave the coach after dinner. I have carried parcels for Sir Richard Carr Glynn for ten years, and always put them into that place, unless they were small enough to go into my pocket. French gave me the parcel between ten and eleven o'clock, when I went to bed - I did not lock my door; another guard, named Gamble, slept in the same room - he belongs to the Leeds Rockingham coach - I put the parcel at my bed side - he might know it was there, but did not know what was in it. I set it down in the office under where Mountain, the book-keeper, writes, and took it up from the same place in about half an hour; the boot has a common padlock. When I am on my seat my feet are on the flap of the boot - it might have been taken while I was changing horses. When I got seventeen miles from town I left my seat, and sat on the box with the coachman, as I very often do; I rode about forty miles on the box. I looked at the boot at Ferry-bridge, and the lock was safe - it must have been opened by a false key. The clerk told me how many notes it contained; three of the passengers sat on my seat - the first of them got down at Wansford, near Stamford, and the other two at Stamford; one of them got up at the Peacock; he rode in front seventeen miles, then went and sat with them. I looked at the boot, and the lock was safe.

Q. Will you venture to swear the prisoner was on the coach that night? A. I could not tell; they were wrapped up in cloaks; I will not swear he was not there; I never swore he was not; I said I could not recollect him.

Q. Have you not sworn you did not believe that man was one of your outside passengers that night? A. I do not know that he was, or was not. I said I had never seen him before in my life that I knew of. I went on to York after missing the parcel; I told the coachman of the loss about a quarter of a mile on the other side of Ferry-bridge. York is twenty-two miles from Ferry-bridge; every body was a bed at Ferry-bridge, except the hostlers; I went to Sharp's Bank, and told them; I returned to town on my journey, and gave Messrs. Glynn's notice; Sharps had sent them word about it. I have not been called upon to make the loss good.

Mr. LAW. Q. Have you always said you could not say whether he was on the coach or not? A. I have. The parties were wrapped up in cloaks and travelling coats, and their persons very little exposed to view. I returned from York two days afterwards.

WILLIAM FRENCH . Hilton lodges with me, in Giltspur-street. On the 28th of January, about four o'clock, I received a parcel from him, and delivered it to him in the same state as I received it, at eleven o'clock.

Cross-examined. Q. Where was it all that time? A. Locked up in my bed-room; it was tied and sealed in two or three places - he frequently gave me valuable parcels.

JOSEPH MOUNTAIN . I am book-keeper at the Saracen's Head. On Sunday morning, the 29th of January, soon after six o'clock, I remember Hilton putting a parcel away - he took it up just before the coach started - it was under my protection all the time; nobody could have touched it.

ALEXANDER WOOD . I keep the Market public-house, Fleet-market. On the 25th of March I received this 1l. Bank note (looking at it, No. 90,155 dated December 26, 1825) from the prisoner; he had a glass of liquor, which came to less than 6d.; I applied to one of my young women to write his name on it; he said, "No, give me the pen and ink - I will put it on myself," and he wrote the name of Long, Holborn-bars, March 25, which is now on it - I gave him the change.

Cross-examined. Q. He was a stranger? A. Yes. I never recollect having an address of that kind before; I am quite sure he is the man; I think it was in the after part of the day; a message was left at my house some weeks ago, and I saw Ellis about it; and told him, when I saw the prisoner, that he was the man. I told Ellis he was a very singular character, and I thought I should know him again, and said he was a short man.

Q. Did you not say, "It is impossible for me to take on myself to say I should recollect the man?" A. I might say so. I now swear positively to him; I saw him at Bow-street, in a large room, with about twenty, and pointed him out myself, at once - Ellis took me into the room to find the man out - I think he had his hat on.

THOMAS VICKRESS . My father is a wine and spirit merchant, and lives in Aldersgate-street. The prisoner has been at our house several times - I knew him by the name of Pearce. In March he came and had a glass of brandy, which came to 3d. - he paid me a 1l. note, on which I wrote "Pearce, Goswell-street;" he gave me that name and address; this is the note (looking at it); I see by the date it was on the 29th; he paid me another the same day, for something he had at the bar; here it is - I have marked them both 29-4, but it should be 3;

the same name and address is on both; I know the 4 is an error, for I was examined at Bow-street the beginning of April. The notes are Nos. 89,616 and 89,617, dated December 26,1825.

Cross-examined. Q. Is the month and day written on both of them? A. Yes; the same mistake is on both - my father keeps a liquor shop - I always mark notes - the mark calls to my recollection that he is the man - I am positive he is the man.

THOMAS CARTER . I am servant to Mr. Vickress. I supplied the prisoner with glasses of liquor - he tendered me 1l. notes (looking at Nos. 89,603, 89,604, 89,605, 89,610, and 89,611, all dated December 26,1825). I took two of these from him on one occasion, and three on another - the first time he came was a week before the 6th of April when I went to Bow-street; I understood him to ask if I could change a 5l. note, but found it was only 1l.; he had two three-penny glasses of brandy each time - I wrote on the notes, in his presence, the name and address he gave me - I have written "Pearce, Old-street," on all five.

ROBERT SMITH . I live with my father, a grocer, in Aldersgate-street. I received these two notes (Nos. 89,602 and 89,621, dated December 26,1826) from the prisoner, and saw him write on them the name and address, which is here "J. Pearce, Goswell-street." The first time he came was on the 29th of March; he had brought me notes on several occasions - I took five 1l. notes of him on the 29th of March - here are twelve - his writing is on all but two of them - here is "Pearce" written on some - one has "R. Preston, Red-lion-street, Holborn," which I believe to be his writing - here is "Pearce, Old-street;" I believe both to be his writing - another has"Pearce, Old-street, St. Luke's;" nine of them have Pearce, written on them - they are numbered 90,175, 90,196, 90,169, 90,199, 90,179, 90,152, 90,316, 90,198, 90,317, 90,195, and all dated December 26,1825.

WILLIAM SHAW HILL . I keep the Anchor and Hope public-house, Fore-street. I took some 1l. notes of the prisoner. I was examined at Bow-street - it was a month or two before that (looking at two, Nos. 90,307, 90,309, dated December 26, 1825); I took both these from him, and have written on them both, by his direction "10l, Goswell-street," but no name or date. I believe he told me at the time that he was a pawnbroker, but seeing him a few times afterwards, he said he was a broker.

Cross-examined. Q. You received a 10l. note from him once? A. Yes; I have known him four or five months; I took these 1l. notes of him, one or probably two months before I went to Bow-street.

Mr. BRODRICK. Q. How long was it before you were examined? A. Perhaps a month - I have received several 1l. notes from him, but only marked these two.

THOMAS NIXEY . I am a hosier, and live in Oxford-street. I received from the prisoner these two 1l. notes, about the 4th of April (Nos. 90,324, and 90,325, dated the 26th of December, 1825); I wrote my initials on them when I paid them away - he did not write on them in my presence, but I know I took them from him, for I took them myself - he bought one pair of stockings, and I gave him change for one note - he asked if I could change another - I said I did not think I could - he said "I will take another pair of stockings if you can;" I did so.

Cross-examined. Q. You did not write on them till you paid them away? A. No; I paid them away the day I received them - I am sure he paid me these notes.

SMITH re-examined. One of these notes has "Robinson, Old-street, St. Luke's," on it - I have no doubt of its being in the prisoner's hand-writing.

MARY GREENOP . I am bar-maid at the Edinburgh Castle, public-house, Strand. I have repeatedly seen the prisoner at the house. I took this 1l. note of him (No. 90,153, dated December 26,1825) - I cannot speak to the date, but I saw Mrs. Heeman write the name and direction on it, from her knowledge of the prisoner - we knew him by the name of Reed, No. 30, Panton-street, Haymarket, which is written on it with her initials - I am sure he is the man.

Cross-examined. Q. Do you always see your mistress write on notes? A. I do not like to change without her leave; I gave it to her, and asked if she would change it- she said Yes, and inquired his name; I said "Why, it is Mr. Reed;" she said "I beg your pardon, Sir, I had forgotten you;" this was about two months ago, I think - it was five or six weeks before I was examined - he was in the habit of changing notes.

THOMAS BOUQUET re-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. I have been in the Bank some years. I do not know the amount of notes issued in a year - notes are issued of the same numbers, but not the same date and number - there have been no ones issued for the last five years, till the latter end of last year; I never knew before this of 1l. notes being issued with higher numbers than 80,000, but I will not swear that; I am in the habit of examining and posting them daily, and never knew one of a higher number till this last issue.

Mr. BRODRICK. Q. Would notes issued in 1823 be dated 1825? A. Certainly not - there never were duplicates of any notes.

JAMES ELLIS . I am a Bow-street officer. On the 5th of April I apprehended the prisoner at the Rose and Crown public-house, Bunbill-row; I told him I took him for passing some notes which had been stolen; he said he had never passed any bad notes; I asked his name and address; he said Henry Lloyd, Golden-lane, Arthur-street - I went and found he did lodge there. On the 6th of April I took him from the watch-house - he asked me who was coming up against him - I shewed him a bit of paper, with the name of Vickress and Smith on it - he made no observation - I asked if he had any account to give of the notes he had paid them - he said Yes, he found them about two months before in Goswell-street; he could not recollect how many he found; there might be between thirty and forty - he did not know the number - that he found them wrapped in a piece of brown paper.

Prisoner's Defence. I have witnesses to prove where I was on and before 29th of January.

SARAH COLVIN . I have known the prisoner twelve months last March, and co-habited with him, but am not his wife - we lodged at No. 2, Nag's-head-court, Golden-lane; we lived in Arthur-street when he was taken up; he came home ill on the 23d of January, and was confined on the 23d and 24th with a violent cold in his loins, and

had a swelling on his hip, which was obliged to be plastered; he kept to the house for sixteen or seventeen days, and was not out of it; he was at home and in bed on the 29th of January - he was not out till the 8th or 9th of February, because the 9th of February was my birth-day, and I know it.

Mr. BRODRICK. Q. Did you know him long before you lived with him? A. No; I never heard where he came from - he was a very close man and never told me; I had no notion where he came from; I first met him at a young woman's, whom I knew, at No. 2, Play-house-yard - that was twelve months ago last March; we lived together about two months after that, and have continued so ever since; he never told me he came from abroad, nor did I ever hear him tell any one else so, I swear that; I can read but not write.

Q. When he was taken ill had he a doctor? A. I went to a doctor in Whitecross-street - he did not attend him for we were too poor to pay him; I did not know he was charged with doing any thing on the 29th of January, till he was taken up; I know the day he was taken ill was on a Tuesday; I have no almanack; I know it because he was so bad, and there was no money in the house, we began the new year so bad, - we were all laid up in a fever in the court, the week before, and one died.

COURT. Q. What reason have you to say it was January more than February? A. Because of the new year coming in, and we were so badly off, and we were all getting well, and the 9th of February was my birth-day - I have no other reason for remembering it - I fetched a woman to attend on him - she came on Tuesday, the 24th, and staid about a fortnight - her name is Ann Ray.

Q. How does the prisoner get his livelihood? A. He told me he went out writing and portering; he was never away from me a night; I did not attend at the office to give this account - I was too ill.

Mr. ANDREWS. Q. Was he a good deal from home in the course of the day? A. A few hours, but never at night; my birth-day was on the 9th of February, and for sixteen or seventeen days before that he was at home ill. We have only the ground floor room; there is only one room; Mrs. Racket lived in the room over us; we were very friendly; she came at times to ask how he was; all the people in the court used to inquire for him, and come to see him; there are only two houses in the court; none of his relations came there, but my sisters and brothers did; one of them lives in Benwell-street, Clerkenwell; my brothers sent us money, and my sisters came to see him; I went to Dr. Reeves about him; he said it was a cold, and gave me some stuff and pills.

ANN RAY . I live at No. 3, Star-court, Barbican. I went to nurse Mr. Lloyd on Tuesday, the 24th of January; he lived in the bottom room; there is only one room on a floor; I did not sleep there, but was not home till twelve o'clock at night, and went at ten in the morning, every day for about a fortnight; he was not absent one day.

Q. Did you hear of any birthday? A. No, but the new year came in very bad with them; I poulticed his wound and attended to him; I have never been paid for it, for they were in so much distress they could hardly afford a cup of tea. Colvin had got out of a fever a week before.

Mr. BRODRICK. Q. When did you first hear of his being taken upon a charge of robbery? A. I never heard of it; she said he was put into prison but I never heard what for till this evening; I came here last night but I did not know what for; she called on me last week to tell me to come to say I was attending him.

Q. And that you began to attend him on the 24th of January? A. No, I knew that; she has mentioned the date to me; I cannot say how long since it was that she came to fetch me; I saw her three or four times about it; we have not talked over what I was to say - I was not going to tell her what I had to say, nor had I any notion of what she was to say; I said I could swear to the time I was nursing him.

Q. Now, what makes you certain it was the 24th of January? A. Why the new year coming in - it was just before the new year came in.

Mr. ANDREWS. Q. Was it before Christmas or after? A. After; Colvin asked me to come to say the time I was nursing him; I recollected that it was the 24th of January myself; I would not take a false oath for an apron full of gold; I have known Lloyd five or six years, and all her friends.

COURT. Q. Did you know Mrs. Lloyd's sisters? A. Yes; they came to see him, and I used to go to them for money; the lodgers used to ask how he was.

Q. What makes you remember that it was the 24th; there are other Tuesdays in January? A. I cannot say, but I nursed her in the fever, and she had only got well a week - I can give no other reason - I do not know when she was taken ill, or when she got well, but she had got out a week when he was taken ill; I thought it was the 24th - I cannot say it was not the 17th.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-28

THIRD DAY, SATURDAY, MAY 13.

Middlesex Cases, First Jury,

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

926. JAMES COLLINS , JAMES FRANCIS , and THOMAS CORMACK were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Richard Archdeacon , about one o'clock in the night of the 25th of April , at St. Dunstan Stebonheath, alias Stepney , with intent the goods and chattels therein being, feloniously and burglariously to steal .

RICHARD ARCHDEACON. I am a broker , and live in Mile-end-road , in the parish of St. Dunstan, Stepney. - On Tuesday night, the 25th of April, I went to bed at half-past ten o'clock. My cellar communicates with the house, and has a flap opening into the street; before I went to bed I looked all over the house; the flap was secure, and was bolted inside all secure. I was alarmed by the watchman about one o'clock; I threw up the window, and the watchman called to me; I went down stairs, and found the cellar flap wrenched off its hinges; I went up and dressed myself. The watchman produced a crowbar, which tallies with the marks; I missed nothing. The cellar was full of different things. The prisoners are strangers to me.

JOHN NORRIS . I am an inspector of the Bow-street pa

trol. I was on duty in Mile-end-road on the 25th of April, about twelve o'clock; I had just got to the corner of Dog-row, which is about fifty yards from the prosecutor's house. I stood up at a door-way, out of the rain, as it poured hard - I could not be seen. I stood there about five minutes, when the three prisoners came down Whitechapel-road, and passed close by me, in company, talking together; Archdeacon's house is on the left-hand side, on which side I was. When they got to his house, in a minute, I heard something give a tremendous crack, which attracted my attention - I looked, and watched them; I could see every thing by the gas lamp, which shone against the house - I heard another crack in a few minutes - they then walked away, down the road; I could see them all three at the house; whenever any body passed, which was three or four times, they went away, and returned again to the house; I then saw them stooping towards the cellar flap, and missed one of them; he must have got down the flap into the cellar, for I saw him occasionally up and down, and have no doubt but he was in the cellar; I saw his head go down and up. I watched them in this way for three quarters of an hour; whenever any body passed all three went away; the one was not long in the cellar, and then he came up again; it was then getting towards one o'clock, and I went down towards them - at that time two of the patrol were coming up the road, meeting me - they all three walked away, as they had done before when any one passed; I saw collins put his arm over the railing of an empty house, about fifty yards from Archdeacon's, and heard something drop, which sounded like iron - I afterwards picked up a crow-bar in that place, by the assistance of the watchman; I secured them, and they stood by while I found it. When I saw collins drop this iron I caught hold of Francis, who had a fustian jacket on; the two patrol came up - I called to them, and they secured the other two. I then got over the rails, and found the crow-bar; they were never out of my sight. I searched them at the watch-house; Francis has a phosphorus-box and matches up the sleeve of his jacket, and a piece of candle, rolled up in paper, up the other sleeve; I found some duplicates on the other prisoners. I went back to the prosecutor's, and found the watchman had alarmed him. I went all over his place, and found the door of the cellar flap wrenched open. I fitted the crowbar to the marks - it was broken in teeth, and fitted the place exactly. I have no doubt it had been broken open by that crow.

Cross-examined by Mr. CHESWELL. Q. Are you quite positive that Cormack was in company with them? A. Quite.

Prisoner COLLINS. Q. Did you not get over three or four places before you found the crow? A. Yes; there were three or four railings, and I got over them till I found it, by the assistance of the watchman's light.

WILLIAM MOGGERIDGE . I am a Bow-street officer. - Norris met me and Peake; he called to us about thirty yards from the prosecutor's house, and desired us to assist in securing the prisoners. I took Collins, and Peake took Cormack. I afterwards went to the cellar - the crow-bar which was found fitted the marks exactly.

THOMAS PEAKE . I am a Bow-street patrol. I was on duty, and met Norris fifty or sixty yards from the prosecutor's house. I took Cormack.

COLLINS' Defence. They saw nothing in my hands; the patrols passed us and took no notice.

FRANCIS' Defence. One of them was drunk.

COLLINS - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 19.

FRANCIS - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.

CORMACK - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 19.

Reference Number: t18260511-29

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

927. MARY LAY was charged on the Coroner's Inquisition only, with the wilful murder of a male child .

The child in question was found in the soil of a privy at Stratford . The prisoner, upon being apprehended, stated that she had been suddenly delivered of it in the privy, and it was born dead. The surgeon deposed that he was unable to state whether it had been born alive.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-30

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

928. JAMES CURTIS was indicted for the wilful murder of James Cundy .

Mr. ANDREWS conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM NICHOLS . I am secretary to the Verulum club, and live in Lincoln's Inn-fields. On the 24th of April I was in Regent-circus ; the first thing that attracted my notice was the prisoner in his cart, either steadying it, or pulling it up; at the same moment I saw Mr. Cundy on the ground; I did not see him fall - it was a single horse cart - seven or eight people gathered round Mr. Cundy, whose leg was doubled under him, and evidently fractured. I asked the prisoner how he could be guilty of driving so furiously, as every body around complained of his driving so furiously; his answer was he was driving no faster than he usually did; I said, "If you have any witnesses to prove you were not driving furiously, you ought certainly to take their names, for it appears a very serious matter, and there appears ten to one against you;" he turned round, and said, "This gentleman saw something of it." He made no attempt to get away, I assisted in carrying Mr. Cundy into Mr. Ponsonby's house, and remained four hours with him.

Cross-examined by Mr. BRODRICK. Q. I think you first saw him endeavouring to pull up? A. He appeared so; whether he was stopped by the crowd or stopped himself I do not know.

JAMES ALEXANDER . I am inspector of nuisances. - This happened just before I came up; I stopped the prisoner just below the Circus, as he was going to drive off; I said he should not go till I got his name and number; he then wrote it down himself for me.

Mr. JOSEPH WILLIAM THRUPP . I am a solicitor. I heard of this affair, and waited on Mr. Layburn, of Newgate-market, the prisoner's master; he sent for the prisoner, and I asked him to describe what occurred in Regent-street - he stated that he had been leaving some meat at Messrs. Swan and Edgar's door, in the Quadrant, and was driving home in a direction for Carlton House, and just below the Circus he came in contact with a gentleman on horse-back; I asked what time it was - he said about half-past nine o'clock; I drew a small sketch of the street, and said, "Now describe where you were exactly" he said he was in the middle of the road - that something

had passed him, but there was nothing by him on his own side of the road at that time; Mr. Layburn asked at what rate he was driving - he replied, at a moderat rate; he was asked how many miles an hour - he said eight miles an hour; I said that was too great a pace to drive in London - he made no reply.

Cross-examined. Q. As the street is very wide, if Mr. Cundy had been on his right side this would not have happened? A. If it was in the middle. I call eight miles an hour a very great pace. The street is McAdamized.

JOHN SALTER . I knew the deceased by sight, and saw him pass the end of Jermyn-street, going up Regent-street - he was more inclined to his proper side than to the middle of the road, and walking.

Mr. JOSEPH CUNDY . I am the deceased's brother; I saw him at Mr. Ponsonby's, about two hours after the accident happened: he said, "I was going at a fast walk up Regent-street, towards the County Fire-office - about eight yards before me, I saw a gentleman on horse-back, riding at a slow trot; I heard the rattling of a cart, and saw a gentleman before me put his horse on the pavement, or on the curb-stone, in order to avoid the cart; the butcher's cart was coming at a furious rate towards me - I then attempted to put my horse on the pavement, which I could not effect - I therefore turned my horse to the right hand, to gain the other side of the road; the butcher appeared to turn his horse also, with a view of correcting my error; I met him about a third of the road, and so the mischief occurred;" he thought the prisoner did all he could to avoid it. My brother lingered eight or nine days, and then died.

WILLIAM BERWICK LYNN , ESQ. I am a surgeon, and live in Parliament-street. I attended Mr. Cundy - he died on the 9th of May, from the injury of a broken leg.

Prisoner's Defence. I am very sorry for the accident, and did all I could to prevent it.

JOHN GREEN . I was standing against a post, directly opposite Mr. Ponsonby's door, when this happened - the prisoner's cart was within five yards of the pavement - if the gentleman had kept on his right side instead of endeavouring to come between the prisoner's cart and the pavement it would not have happened - the gentleman's horse was not restive.

Mr. ANDREWS. Q. Do you know which is the proper side? A. The left; he was coming from Jermyn-street, and kept on the right side, instead of the left - before that he was in the center as near as possible; a gentleman on horse-back saved his life by turning on the side, on the stones - that was the deceased - he went on the flag stones, and fell instantly. I saw no other gentleman on horseback.

Mr. BRODRICK. Q. The left was the gentleman's proper side - the cart was on the right? A. On the left, but on the proper side - the gentleman was on the wrong side.

COURT. Q. What were you at? A. Sweeping the crossing. The cart was within five yards of the curb, on the left; the gentleman's horse got on the curb, with the force of the cart. The cart went straight on - it never turned aside.

SAMUEL GARRATT . I was standing with Green, sweeping the crossing. I have known the prisoner a long time. I think the gentleman was in fault, for he was not on his proper side, and he came cantering up; the cart was coming straight down the Quadrant; a carriage was coming up, which prevented the gentleman keeping the proper side.

Q. How far was he from the pavement? A. Within five yards; the accident happened just at the crossing, by Piccadilly; the cart was right in the middle. I did not see the gentleman's horse on the pavement.

GUILTY. Aged 18. Of Manslaughter only .

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-31

929. JOHN GRANT alias BROTHERTON was indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William Malcolm , about nine o'clock in the night of the 22d of April , at St. Paul, Shadwell , with intent to steal, and stealing I hat box, value 1s.; 1 hat, value 15s; 1 pair of boots, value 4s.; 3 shifts, value 2s. 6d.; 1 apron, value 6d.; 2 pinafores, value 1s.; 1 bed gown, value 6d.; 3 caps, value 6d.; 1 pair of drawers, value 6d.; 2 handkerchiefs, value 6d.; 1 pair of socks, value 2d.; 2 towels, value 8d.; 3 frocks, value 2s.; 1 half-crown, and 1 shilling, his property .

WILLIAM MALCOLM. I live at No. 15. Union-street, St. Paul, Shadwell . I keep the house. On Saturday, the 22d of April I went out with my wife about ten minutes past eight o'clock in the evening; I left my little girl, who is five years old, and my little boy, who is two years old. in bed - there was no other person in the house; I fastened the door - the window had been fastened before - we returned twenty minutes before nine o'clock; I found the door as I had left it, but the candle, which I had left burning in the front room, had been moved into the back room; I saw a mustard-pot empty, in which I had left a half-crown and a shilling: I found a pair of old slippers in my room which were not mine, and were not there when I went out; my boots were taken from the cupboard - they were there when I went out; I went into the back room and missed my hat and the box in which it was kept; I went to some pawnbrokers in the neighbourhood, and when I came back my wife said "God bless me, they have taken all my child's clothes," which had been tied up in a bundle; I went out again and found my hat at a pawnbroker's, who gave me a note; I did not miss my other property at that time - the house could only have been entered by a false key, as there were no marks of violence on the door or window; there is another way of getting in by the back door, but they must have got over the neighbours' gardens, which were all safe.

Cross-examined by Mr. ROBERTS. Q. What time was this? A. About ten minutes past eight o'clock - it was getting dark; I only had this hat a week, and had worn it on the Sunday; I then put it away, and had not seen it again; I saw the box but not the hat.

COURT. Q. Where did your hat box stand? A. It hung on a nail in the back room.

MARY FOREMAN . I live at No. 18, Sun-court - it is not near Mr. Malcolm's. I know Eliza Douglas - she lived in the same house with me; on the 22d of April I was in her room about nine o'clock at night; I knew the prisoner about four days before - he came there that night and slept in my room - he had another young man with him - he had a new hat and a blue hat box - there was a crape hatband round the hat, which he took off and threw it into the

fire and burnt it - the other young man look the hat and put it on his head, and said "It will do very well;" the prisoner said "Never mind that, I have just given 1l. for it, and I must have it pawned as we want the money" - the prisoner then called Eliza Douglas and bade her go and pawn it and get what she could for it, and bring the money to him at the North Pole public-house; she took it away in the box - the prisoner went out shortly after with the other young man; I found a bundle under my bed - I do not know who put it there; I examined it and it contained two white frocks and a purple one, a shift and a woman's apron, a pair of child's socks, a man's night cap, and two towels - I left them up in Eliza's room - she had taken them up there.

Cross-examined. Q. Who is Eliza Douglas ? A. She is now in Newgate - she is an unfortunate girl, and so am I - the prisoner lived with her - that was how she took the things; I was not taken to the Police Office on a charge of this nature - they did not accuse me of having taken those things; I do not know on what charge Douglas is here - she was thought to have pawned these things - the prisoner's companion was named Charles Gray .

CATHERINE MALCOLM . I am a widow. I went to this house to see Mary Foreman on the evening of the 22d of April about nine o'clock; I was in Eliza Douglas's room, and Mary Foreman with me - there was a knock at the door, and a young woman, who lives up stairs, went down and opened it; I went down afterwards and saw the prisoner and Gray in Mary Foreman's room - the hat box was was on the table, but I cannot say who brought it - I saw it opened, and there was a hat bound up with paper - the prisoner took it out and took the paper off, which he threw towards the fire and I took it up - he then threw a piece of blue-black crape, which was round the hat, into the fire; the prisoner and the other young man said between them they had given 1l. for it, and the prisoner asked Eliza Donglas to go and pawn it, and to get what she could for it.

Cross-examined. Q. What time was this? A. It was nine o'clock; I heard it strike nine just as they came in at the door; I did not live in the house; I went to see Mary Foreman.

WILLIAM BROCKWELL . I am shopman to Messrs. Nichols and Latter - they are pawnbrokers, and live at No. 80, Broad-street, Ratcliffe. On the 22d of April, between nine and ten o'clock, Eliza Douglas, whom I knew before, came and offered a hat to pawn, which appeared nearly new - it was in a box; I lent 6s. on it - she told me where she lived - here is the hat and the box.

WILLIAM MALCOLM. I take this hat to be mine - there is no mark of mine in it; I only know it by the maker's name - there was a crape on it - here is the name of Braggs on the box, which was put on by the maker, I suppose for a person it had misfitted - it was on it when I bought it; the hat was wrapped up in paper - it fitted me exactly and so does this; I have every reason to think it is mine; I have not found any of the other things since.

Cross-examined. Q. Is the maker's name in the hat? A. Yes; but no mark of mine - this is like the hat I had; I left the house ten minutes before eight o'clock, and returned twenty minutes before nine - there is a clock in front of my door.

JOSEPH ROBINSON . I apprehended Eliza Douglas who pawned the hat, but the bill against her was thrown out.

JAMES LEA . I received information and took the prisoner.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you not find a pair of old shoes at the house? A. Yes; but they were too small for the prisoner.

JURY to WILLIAM MALCOLM. Q. Was this name on the box scratched over before it left your house? A. No; it has been done since - to the best of my knowledge and belief it is my box.

Three Witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 20.

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

Reference Number: t18260511-32

930. ROBERT SAVAGE , JOSEPH BINFIELD , and CHARLES WILSON , were indicted for burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Robert Bigg about one o'clock in the night of the 23d of April , in the parish of St. Mary, Islington , with intent to steal, and stealing 1 work-box, value 9s.; 1 cruet stand, value 30s.; 1 telescope, value 30s.; 1 snuff box, value 2s.; 2 tooth-pick cases, value 1l.; 1 tea caddy spoon, value 1s.; 1 spoon, value 2s.; 1 coat, value 5s.; 1 handkerchief, value 6d.; 1 hat, value 2s.; 1 pair of gloves, value 6d.; 1 knife, value ls.; 1 lamp, value 6d., and 1 jacket, value 2s., his property .

MARIA GOODWIN . I am servant to Mr. Bigg, who lives at No. 10, Annett's-crescent, Lower-road , in the parish of St. Mary, Islington. On this night three weeks I fastened the back kitchen doors and shutters with a bar across them between seven and eight o'clock - the door had two bolts - the front kitchen door was locked, for I tried it; I and my fellow-servant Holland went to bed about twelve o'clock; we were the last persons up - we slept in the front kitchen - every thing was fast; I got up at a quarter to five o'clock in the morning - it was day-light; I was the first person up; I found the back kitchen door wide open, and the window, which looks into the garden, open - there was a hole cut through the shutter - the casement was thrown up; I found the bar of the back kitchen shutter left in the garden close by the window, laying down under it; a hole was cut in the shutter with a centre bit, large enough for a man's hand to be put in, and close under the bar - a man could then unfasten the bar; there were footsteps under the window - they were the footsteps of more than one man; they were different sizes and quite fresh done, and there were marks where they had got over the wall.

Cross-examined by Mr. BRODRICK. Q. You could not tell that it was done with a centre bit? A. No.

JANE HOLLAND . I am servant to Mr. Bigg - Goodwin and I went to bed together - we were the last persons up - we examined the fastenings and they were all right - we went to bed about twelve o'clock - it was light when I got up; I found the back kitchen door and the window shutters wide open; there was a square hole in the shutter large enough to admit a man's arm.

ROBERT BIGG. My house is in the parish of St. Mary, Islington. I have lived there about seven months. On the 23d of April I was called up a little before five o'clock - Mrs. Bigg went down with me - I found the back kitchen

shutter had been bored through by some instrument; I should think a centre bit - it was rather a square hole, and large enough for a person's arm to go through - I had left on a stool in the parlour, a pocket book containing three 5l. and one 10l. Bank notes; that was gone; also a telescope, a work box, a cruet stand with seven bottles, silver mounted, a coat, a pair of gloves, a handkerchief, and two gold tooth-pick cases; the coat was on the bannisters.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you miss these things yourself? A. Yes; I think I saw the tooth-pick cases there the day before.

ELIZABETH CRANCHIANA BIGG . I went down stairs with my husband on this morning; when I went into the parlour I missed my work-box, a cruet stand, telescope, snuff box, two gold mounted tooth-pick cases, a salt spoon, and a caddy spoon; I missed a lamp three or four days afterwards - we had not used it for some weeks - it stood on the back kitchen mantle shelf - I must have seen it the day before the robbery, or the day before that; I did not miss it till I was asked if it was gone - a coat was stolen from the passage.

Cross-examined. Q. You have no recollection of seeing the lamp the day before? A. I am sure it was there a day or two before - it had been fresh trimmed and there was the mark of the oil on the shelf.

MARIA GOODWIN. I saw the lamp on the back kitchen shelf the day before the robbery, but did not miss it till I was asked about it.

JAMES HANLEY . I am an officer of Worship-street. On Sunday morning, the 23d of April, I and an officer went to the prosecutor's house, and examined it about twelve o'clock - I found marks of footsteps in the garden - the back kitchen window had been lifted up, and the inside shutter bored with a centre bit, and the piece taken out; I found this piece of wood on the window cill - it fitted the hole in the shutter - the door leading from the back to the front kitchen had been forced, and there were marks of the crow bar on the side of the door; I went up stairs, and in the parlour found two cupboards forced open, and marks of a crow bar on both of them; the inner lock of a very handsome writing desk had been forced; on the Friday following, the 28th of April, I went with other officers to the Blue Boar tap, Aldgate; the prisoners Binfield and Savage were sitting there in a box together, smoking their pipes - (Wilson had been previously apprehended); Armstrong and Van immediately stepped up to Savage - both prisoners dropped their pipes, and Binfield, who sat on the right of the box, stood up and put his hand into his pocket; I immediately stepped into the box on the opposite side to him, and seized his right arm just below the elbow, as he drew his hand out of his pocket, and in about half a minute something dropped out of his hand; I afterwards found it was this pistol, loaded with powder and ball and primed (producing it); I have taken the priming and flint out; I proceeded to search him and took a screw driver from his pocket - he seemed very uneasy; I held him while Attfield searched him further - I saw him take from his pocket a powder-born, containing powder some bullets, a bullet mould, a phosphoros box and matches, with some other articles, a small knife, and a tooth-pick case; we secured them both; one of the officers pistols went off.

Cross-examined. Q. How long after you took hold of his arm did you find the pistol? A. After the search had been made, but I heard it drop; I looked under the table and found it, perhaps four minutes after - it had a stop lock - he had not time to cock it - he made no attempt to seize it when it dropped.

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG . I went with Hanley, Attfield, Gleed, and Van, to the Blue Boar, public-house, and on entering the room saw Savage and Binfield sitting in the first box smoking - I laid hold of Savage, he stood up, and in his left-hand pocket I found a lantern and a small pistol, which I took from him, and took him to the office - Gleed afterwards searched him.

Cross-examined. Q. Did not they surrender quietly? A. They made no resistance.

WILLIAM ATTFIELD . I was with Armstrong and Hanley at the Blue Boar tap; I searched Binfield, and found on him a snuff-box, a little tooth-pick case and small knife, a phosphorus-box and matches, a powder-flask with powder and ball, a bullet-mould and pistol-case - I also found on him a letter dated New-prison, Clerkenwell, some duplicates in a small card-case, one was for a coat pawned at Cording's, for 6s. on the 28th of April.

Cross-examined. Q. You took him on the 28th of April? A. Yes.

BARNARD GLEED . I went with the witnesses to the Blue Boar tap, when the prisoners were apprehended - after they were taken to the watch-house, I searched Savage, and found four bullets, a pistol-key, and a piece of lead. On the 25th of April I went to a cottage in Novascotia-gardens, and under the roof of the house found this lamp - and under the same roof the stock of a centre bit, and in the cottage I found a stock and centre bit - there was nobody in the house - it joins my garden; I have seen Binfield in the garden of that house ten or twenty times, and spoken to him - I have seen Savage there twice; I believe Binfield lived in that collage; I only go into my garden of a morning.

Cross-examined. Q. When did you see him there last? A. I think it was four or five weeks ago.

WILLIAM PARKER . I live in Thrall-street, Spitalfields, and am a watchman of Shoreditch. On Sunday morning, the 23d of April, about twenty minutes or a quarter to five o'clock, I was on duty in Hackney-road, it was broad day-light - I saw three persons coming out of Union-street into Hackney-road - it was the three prisoners - I noticed them; I particularly noticed Binfield, as having a shooting jacket on, made of the skin of some animal, and am surehe was one of them - the other two prisoners were with him - I am sure they are the three prisoners; just as they got rather past me, two of my brother watchmen turned out of Union-street, and beckoned me to stop them - I went back towards them, all three turned round with their faces towards me - I then noticed Savage having on a dark brown coat; I went up to Wilson, who had a parcel under his arm - he turned round and ran away - I threw my stick at him - he instantly dropped the parcel, containing this work-box - I picked it up directly; he ran towards Shoreditch, and the other two down Cooper's gardens, and all got away in different directions - I did not know them before; I saw Wilson at the office on the Thursday following; I am positive they are the three men; when I went back to them I had a full observation of them.

Cross-examined. Q. This was in Hackney-road? A.

Yes; I always said it was broad day-light when I met them, but said I could not tell when it got light; I do not know where the prosecutor's house is; I had them in my sight four minutes perhaps, it was not five minutes; I was close enough to Wilson to put my hand on him - I had to go close to the houses to let the three pass me; I first saw them ten or twelve yards off, but could not observe their dress so plain then as when they came close to me; I saw Wilson in custody on this charge on the Thursday following, going up to the bar - he had his hat on, and so he had on this morning; I saw the others in custody on the Saturday following - I swore positively to them then, and said what their dress was - they changed their dress every day they were examined - Wilson appeared to wear the same dress on the Thursday, but I could not swear that it was.

COURT. Q. How was Wilson dressed when you saw them come from Union-street? A. He had white stockings, light corded breeches, and a blue-coat; Binfield had a light-coloured shooting-jacket, and a waistcoat made of the skin of some animal; Savage had a dark brown long coat; I gave the work-box to Page.

- PAGE . I am a headborough of Shoreditch. On the 23d of April, about five o'clock in the morning, Parker brought this work-box to the watch-houses, wrapped in a handkerchief - I have had it ever since.

WILLIAM JACKSON . I am a stick-maker. On Sunday, the 23d of April. about a quarter to five o'clock in the morning, I was at the end of Union-street, Hackney-road, going a sparrow-shooting, with a friend, and saw three men turning out of Union-street into Hackney-road - it was broad day-light - I did not know them before; I noticed them, and know the three prisoners are the men - I am quite sure of them; I pursued them after they ran away; I had observed two of their faces in following them - because Savage and Binfield turned round and faced me as I pursued - and Wilson had a yellow handkerchief with something in it, with a yellow bright foot coming through it - he wore a blue-coat, corded breeches, and white stockings; I have no doubt whatever of them; I ran after them because the watchman sprang his rattle; I was stopped by the inspector - ran round another way, and met Savage and Binfield; I saw Binfield give Savage a stock and bit, which he threw over the wall in Loggerhead-lane - I was quite close to them, but they got away; Binfield had a small bundle in a silk handkerchief - I do not know what became of that; I pursued them to Friar's-mount, when both Savage and Binfield turned round and faced me - they presented their pistols at me - I had a pistol in my pocket loaded with bird-shot, and presented it at them, and they presented their's at me; their pistols were short, with bright barrels like those produced; they made towards me, and I ran away, and saw no more of them; I did not face them above a minute - I did not see their faces before - I was agitated, but still am quite certain of them; I went back into Loggerhead-lane, informed the inspector, who got over the wall, and brought the stock and bit from where I pointed out, and gave them to Morton - Binfield were a shooting-jacket and light trousers to correspond - I did not notice his waistcoat; I saw Wilson in custody on Wednesday evening, it was just dark, and at that time I did not knew him; I saw him again on Thursday at the bar, and knew him; I saw Savage in a public-house next to the office, and knew him directly, and Binfield, when I saw him; I am sure they are the men who presented the pistols at me.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you had any conversation with Parker, the watchman, about this? A. No; he pursued the men as well as me, and must know that I pursued them; we have not talked about whether I should know the men.

Q. Your only opportunity of seeing two of them was when they presented a pistol? A. Yes; I did not run away directly, for I faced them, and pulled my pistol out to them - it might not be so long as a minute - I saw Wilson's face, because he turned round to me, but I did not see him drop the box - that was the only opportunity I had of seeing him.

Q. Were you not sent into the lock-up-place, where there were several persons, to pick them out? A. I stood at the door, looked at the prisoners for a very short time, and said, "No, there is none of them there;" there were only four in custody - it was just before seven o'clock in the evening, and not quite light; I knew him next morning.

THOMAS PINNOCK . I am a watchman. I was on duty in Hackney-road on this Sunday morning, the 23d of April, about a quarter or twenty minutes before five o'clock - it was light. I heard a whistling and tuning in Union-street - I went towards the street, and saw three or four persons coming towards Hackney-road, together, one after the other, walking. I saw Binfield among them - I have known him two or three years - he once lodged near my beat; I am sure he was one - he had a lightish coloured dress on. Wilson was one of the others; he was walking fast; I did not know him before - he had something red under his left arm, in the shape of a box; he walked very quick towards Shoreditch; I walked quickly after him, on the other side of the road, and when he came up to Parker he gave a spring off the pavement, and looked round, then began to run; I ran after him, and tried to hit him with a stick, but could not reach him - a stick came very quick past me, and he dropped the box - Parker picked it up; he wore a blue coat, light small-clothes, and white stockings. I cannot speak to Savage. I am sure Wilson is the man who dropped the box; he was nearly within reach of me at the time.

Cross-examined. Q. Was that all the opportunity you had of seeing his face? A. I could see his face when he was on the other side of the road; when he was before me he looked over his left shoulder towards me. I have not talked this over with Parker or Jackson particularly; I said I knew Joe - I do not know that I described him; if we had any conversation it was very trifling; we mentioned their dress before they were taken, but not after.

JOHN STOCKWELL . I am watchman at the corner of Union-street, Kingsland-road. On Sunday, the 23d of April, about twenty minutes or a quarter to five o'clock (it was broad day light), I saw the three prisoners turn out of Kingsland-road into Union-street; I knew them all three before; I have known Binfield twelve or eighteen months; I knew the others by sight; I knew Savage by name for three months, and knew Wilson by his driving a sand cart - I had only known him a week or two; I am sure of them all three; they were in company together;

they passed me on the other side of the way. Wilson had a red handkerchief under his left arm, and wore a blue coat, white stockings, and light corded breeches. Binfield had a shooting jacket on, and a pair of trousers. I saw Binfield look into my box - he went on to the Union public-house, and danced on the shutter of the cellar; I then began to follow them, and called out twice, "Joe, stop;" they did not stop, but pushed away quicker, and turned into Hackney-road, and by Cooper's-gardens they divided; Wilson and Binfield ran down Cooper's-gardens - I saw no more of them. I got over a wall in Loggerhead-lane; a man came out of a house there undressed - I saw him pick up a stock and center-bit some distance from the wall, as if it had been thrown over - he gave it to me, and I gave it to Morton.

Cross-examined. Q. Were you directed to look for the prisoners in the lock-up-room? A. I was not there. I never said I should not know Wilson; I had a good opportunity of seeing them; there was a bill up close to the office offering 40l. reward in this case - I have talked to several people about it before the prisoners were in custody. I never told Armstrong I could not speak to Wilson.

WILLIAM MORTON . I am inspector of the watch. I was coming down Kingsland-road, between four and five o'clock in the morning, and received from Stockwell a center-bit and stock, which I have had ever since.

JOHN DELBRIDGE . I am shopman to Mr. Cording, a pawnbroker, of Aldgate High-street. I have a coat, which Binfield pawned with me, for 6s., on the 28th of April, in the name of Tugall; I gave him one of the duplicates produced. I did not know him before, but am certain he is the man - he was about five minutes in the shop. I took particular notice of him; I picked him out at the office, from about thirty persons.

Cross-examined. Q. What time was it? A. Between five and eight o'clock. When I saw him among thirty persons I said I believed he was the man, to the best of my recollection, but I immediately recognized him, and was positive - it was nearer eight o'clock than five - it might be rather dusk - I think the gas was lighted.

Mr. BIGG. This is my coat.

WILLIAM HOOPER . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Dock-head. I was present when a coat was pawned, for 10s., by a man, whom I do not know, but to whom I gave the other duplicate produced; the coat was wrapped in a handkerchief, which the prosecutor claims.

Mr. BIGG. This handkerchief is mine.

THOMAS VANN . I held Savage while Armstrong took the pistols and things from him.

JAMES BOWEN . I am landlord of the cottage in Novascotia-gardens, Crabtree-row, Hackney-road - Gleed's premises join the cottage. I let it to Savage, by the name of H. Hall; I did not know him before, and did not know his name was Savage; he gave me no name, but I found it was Hall. I let him the cottage fourteen or fifteen weeks ago, at 3s. a week; Binfield used to come there to see Savage's wife; I only live twenty yards off, and frequently saw him there - I have seen Binfield come out of the cottage in his shirt sleeves, about eight or nine o'clock in the morning. I never saw Wilson there.

Cross-examined. Q. How lately before the 28th of April did you see Binfield there? A. I can safely say I saw him there a month before.

WILLIAM EDWARD WYNN . I am a dyer, and live at No. 2, Loggerhead-lane. Last Sunday fortnight, about five o'clock in the morning, I heard a cry of Stop thief! I opened my door, and saw Stockwell getting over my wall - I went out, and picked up this stock and center-bit, which I knew nothing of, and handed it to him.

LYDIA BLAZE . I am Bowen's daughter. I used to receive the rent of this cottage - I know Binfield and Savage by seeing them both there, early and late - I considered that they both lived there; they used to bring the rent to my mother once a month, but I saw them there constantly every day; two women lived there, who were called Mrs. Savage and Mrs. Binfield.

Cross-examined. Q. How lately before the 28th of April will you venture to swear you saw Binfield there? A. About a month.

Mr. BIGG. This coat is mine - it was left on the bannister. The handkerchief is mine; I believe the snuff-box to be mine - I have no doubt of the tooth-pick case and knife; the coat is worth 1l., the cruets 31s. 6d., my hat 7s. or 8s. - the property is worth above 40s., and my pocketbook contained Bank notes and unaccepted bills.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you any mark on the coat? A. Yes, and my name is engraved on the tooth-pick case.

MRS. BIGG. I know the work-box and tooth-pick case.

MARIA GOODWIN. I cannot swear to the lamp.

JAMES HANLEY . I tried the center-bit found in the garden to the shutters - it completely corresponds.

Cross-examined. Q. Are not center-bits made to sizes? A. Yes - a thousand might fit the mark.

MR. BRODRICK to JOSHUA ARMSTRONG. Q. You shewed some prisoners to Stockwell in the lock-up-room? A. Yes; it was on Wednesday - Wilson was there; he said there were none of the men; there was plenty of light for him to see; and before that we were out with him, looking for the prisoners, till one o'clock in the morning, and then he said it was of no use waiting any longer, for he should know none of them.

WILSON'S Defence. I know nothing of the crime. I was at St. Paul's, Deptford, on the Sunday morning, when this happened.

SAVAGE - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 21.

BINFIELD - GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 22.

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

WILSON - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-33

London Cases, First Jury.

Before Mr. Recorder.

931. JAMES WILSON was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of April , 6 sovereigns, the monies of John Charles Massingham , his master .

ANN MASSINGHAM . I am the wife of John Charles Massingham - we keep a public-house in Jewin-street . - The prisoner was four months in our service. On the 1st of April, about nine o'clock in the morning, I gave him six sovereigns to go to Mr. Moginie's, in Smithfield, for change - he never returned, but was apprehended on the 15th.

JOHN GOODWIN MOGINIE . I am a wholesale cheese

monger. The prisoner frequently came to me from the prosecutor, for change - he did not come on the 1st of April, nor afterwards.

WILLIAM PAYNE . I am street-keeper of Cripplegate. On the 15th of April I secured the prisoner walking in Barbican, and took him to his master; he said he was playing in the sheep-pens in Smithfield, and lost the sovereigns.

Prisoner's Defences. I lost the money - I do not know whether it fell out of my pocket, or was taken out; I did not miss them till I got to the door.

Mrs. MASSINGHAM. He never returned to say he had lost them.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260511-34

932. THOMAS HENRY WALKER was indicted for embezzling 6 sovereigns, two 5l., and a 1l. Bank notes, which he had received on account of William Cook and others, his employers .

There being no proof of the prisoner having received the money in any of the coins or notes stated in the indictment, he was ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18260511-35

933. JOHN THOMAS KIRKUP was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , at St. Bride's , 60lbs. of lead, value 10s., the goods of the Mayor, Commonality, and Citizens of the City of London , and fixed to a certain building of their's .

MR. BOLLAND conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM MONTAGUE , Esq. I am surveryor to the City. The prisoner was employed by me as a watchman for nine months to take care of the premises about Fleet-market; I know the building this lead was taken from - it was bought by the Corporation.

ROBERT FULLER . I am clerk to Mr. Montague. I went to this building in George-alley, Fleet-market , and compared about 60lbs. of lead with a wooden gutter on these premises, which were Thompson's floor-cloth manufactory - it tallied with the gutter - we lost nearly the whole of the lead; I produce the wooden gutter and the lead - it tallies exactly with the groves in the wood, and the nail holes also.

THOMAS BEDSOR . I live in Stonecutter-street. On Monday, the 25th of April, about half-past eight o'clock, I met a man, named Wicks, in Stonecutter-street with a woman, who afterwards proved to be the prisoner's wife; on the Sunday previous I had lost some lead from two houses, and suspected Wicks, as I had seen him the night before with the prisoner; and in the morning I met him in Fleet-market with the prisoner's wife, with a parcel on his shoulder; I suspected it was my lead, and asked how he came by it - he gave no answer, and the prisoner's wife ran away; I sent for an officer, and Wicks was taken to the Compter - the lead would not fit my house; I stated this before Mr. Alderman Cox.

WILLIAM BERESFORD . I am clerk to the Magistrates at Guildhall. I have a note of the evidence taken when Wicks was brought there with this lead - the prisoner was afterwards charged with the robbery, and was asked by the Alderman what he had to say - he stated that he bought this lead of a man named Swan, in Grub-street, about 80lbs. weight, for the purpose of making seals for cloths; I read this over to him - he said it was correct - the Alderman discharged Wicks - he gave his address No. 2, Webb-square, Shoreditch, and said he was an umbrella-maker.

Cross-examined. Q. In what way was he brought to the office? A. He came voluntarily, because a man was in custody - he produced a small seal at the time, such as are put on cloth.

STEPHEN CADMAN . I am a constable. I have searched for Wicks, and went with a summons for him to No. 2, Webb-square, where he said he lived; I made diligent inquiry, but could not find him.

The prisoner put in a written Defence, stating that he had bought the lead six months ago, of Swan, and had used 20lbs. of it. When Mr. Montague engaged him, with an understanding that he was to discontinue making leaden seals he sent his wife with Wicks, to sell the rest, in order to lend Wicks 5s., which he wanted to borrow, and when he heard he was in custody he went to Guildhall, and cleared him.

The prisoner received a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 38.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260511-36

934. JOHN THOMAS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , 1 composing stick, value 2s., the goods of Cotham Snow , and 1 composing stick, value 3s. ; the goods of William Keeble .

COTHAM SNOW. I am a printer , in the service of Mr. Clowes, Northumberland-court, Strand . On the 1st of May I left my composing stick in my frame in the office, about seven o'clock in the evening; I returned next morn- about eight, and it was gone; I found it at Reeves', the pawnbroker's, next day; I know it by the nut and a mark on it; I had not seen the prisoner about the premises.

Prisoner. Q. What is the particular mark which you can swear to? A. The nut has been filed away - I have had it twelve months, and know it by its general appearance; I went to Reeves', knowing that he took in such things, and found it.

WILLIAM HENRY BARWICK . I am apprentice to Mr. Reeves. On the 1st of May the prisoner pawned a composing stick and a book for 1s. 6d. in the name of Thomas; I saw him at Guildhall two or three days afterwards, and am certain he is the man - on the same day he pawned two others, one of which Keeble claims for 4s.

JAMES CHICKALDEY . I am a constable. On the 2d of May I apprehended the prisoner and found four duplicates on him, one of which is for this property.

WILLIAM HENRY BARWICK. The duplicate I first gave him is among these.

WILLIAM KEEBLE. I am a printer , and work at Mr. Gilbert's, St. John's-square . On the 2d of May, about nine o'clock in the morning, I lost my composing stick, and found it at Reeves'.(Property produced and sworn to).

Prisoner's Defence. I had travelled with one R. Williams from Oxford a fortnight before this; I met him at the Hole-in-the-Wall public-house, Fleet-street, which is a house used by printers, and he asked me to pawn these sticks as he was a stranger in London.

GUILTY . Aged 26.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-37

935. JOHN MOORE alias WILLIAM HITCHMORE , was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of March , 1 tea-kettle, value 8s. , the goods of George Harding .

FRANCES HARDING . I am the wife of George Harding, we live in Helmet-row, St. Luke's - he is a bricklayer . On the 25th of March, about twelve o'clock in the morning I saw this kettle safe in the front room, first-floor, and missed it in about an hour; we let lodgings, but our door is kept shut; the prisoner is a stranger.

FRANCIS WITTY . I am shopman to Mr. Upsall, pawnbroker, Barbican. The prisoner pawned this kettle about one o'clock on the 25th of March - he came again, and I detained him.(Property produced and sworn to.)

JOHN WILLIAM HARRISON . I took him in charge; I found three duplicates on him, one for this kettle.

Prisoner's Defence. If I had pawned it I should not have gone to his shop again.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Six Months , and Whipped .

Reference Number: t18260511-38

936. FRANCIS HANDAM was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , at St. Giles without, Cripplegate , 8 sheets, value 37s. 6d.; 6 pillow-cases, value 6s.; 4 table cloths, value 12s.; 1 table cover, value 1s.; 5 napkins, value 5s.; 6 shifts, value 18s.; 7 handkerchiefs, value 23s.; 1 pair of pockets, value 1s.; 5 yards and a half of linen, value 5s. 6d.; 1 pair of window curtains, value 3s.; 1 pair of stays, value 3s.; 1 flannel cap, value 3d.; 9 aprons, value 6s.; 1 pair of stockings, value 1s. 6d.; 1 necklace, value 5s.; 6 caps, value 18s.; 18 yards of lace, value 24s. 6d., and 5 yards of net, value 1s. 3d. the goods of Thomas Kied , in his dwelling-house .

THOMAS KIED. I live at No. 2, Lower White-cross-street , in the parish of St. Giles, without Cripplegate, and rent the house. On the 24th of April, about an hour before I received information, I saw all these articles safe; I received an anonymous letter, and in about an hour the prisoner was taken; I then examined my house, and missed all the articles stated in the indictment, (enumerating them); they are stated at less than their real value - they are worth about 15l., and were all taken at once - they were kept on the first floor; I was absent when it happened; I let out part of my house - the door is open all day; after the prisoner was taken I found all the property in a large black bag in the middle of the room - they had not been taken out of the house; the prisoner, who was quite a stranger, was found in the room with another person, who collared me, and made his escape; the bag did not belong to me; the prisoner was given in charge; I keep a coffee-shop , and persons can easily slip up my stairs; the property was kept in separate drawers.

JOSEPH AUKLAND . I live opposite to this coffee-shop. I heard a noise in the house, went over, and saw another man come out without his hat; Kied had hold of the prisoner - I took him to the Compter, returned to the room, and found a black bag, containing the things mentioned in the indictment, which I produce; a hat was found left in the room.

MARY BARNETT . I lodged on Kied's second-floor at this time. I was working at my wheel, heard a bustling in the room like furniture being moved; I sat still, and soon after heard a noise - I went down, and saw Kied struggling in the passage with the prisoner - the other had escaped before I got down - I went into the room, saw the drawers pulled out, the locks broken, and a black bag containing this property; the room was covered with property - I went down stairs; two hats were produced, one full of caps and lace.

THOMAS KIED. All this property is mine - it was in the bag - there were other articles scattered about - the prisoner was never out of my hold till the constable took him.

- KIED . I am the prosecutor's wife. I examined all these things before the Alderman - they are all mine - they were in drawers and boxes, and are worth 15l. - the drawers were locked.

Prisoner's Defence. My Lord, and Gentlemen of the Jury, I do not wish to aggravate the case - I am well aware of the awful situation I am placed in - I was never in trouble before, and was led into this; when taken into custody I reflected on the enormous crime committed; I gave a description of them who led me into it, but they have, unfortunately, evaded justice; I throw myself entirely on the mercy of the Court.

The prisoner's aunt gave him a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 18.

Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor and Jury, believing him to have been induced by others to commit the crime, and that it was his first offence.

Reference Number: t18260511-39

937. JOHN MOORE was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , 3lbs. of ham, value 2s. , the goods of George Simpson and William Robinson .

GEORGE SIMPSON. I am in partnership with William Robinson - we live in Newgate-street . I know nothing of this case.

THOMAS GOOK . I am a constable. On the 12th of April I saw the prisoner and two others lurking about the prosecutor's shop, and after several attempts one took a piece of ham, and handed it to the prisoner. Bidgood, who was with me, seized him.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Three Months and Whipped .

Reference Number: t18260511-40

FOURTH DAY. MONDAY, MAY 15.

Middlesex Cases, Second Jury.

Before Mr. Recorder.

938. JAMES BELFORD was indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of John Mould , on the 19th of April , and stealing 1 watch, value 12s.; 1 ribbon, value 1d., and 1 key, value 1d., the goods of John Mould .

The prosecutor not being able to identify the property, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18260511-41

939. JAMES JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , at St. Mary-le-bone , 10 sovereigns; 1 half-sovereign; 1 crown; 1 half-crown; 1 shilling; 1 10l. Bank note; 15l. Bank note; 1 warrant, for payment of and value 22l.; 2 bills of exchange, for payment of and value

37l. 2s. 6d. each, 1 bill of exchange, for payment of and value 24l.; 1 bill of exchange, for payment of and value 5l.; 1 bill of exchange, for payment of and value 40l,; 1 bill of exchange, for payment of and value 50l.; 3 bills of exchange, for payment of and value 20l. each; 1 bill of exchange, for payment of and value 22l. 17s. 10d.; 2 bills of exchange, for payment of and value 24l. 5s. each, and 1 bill of exchange, for payment of and value 9l. 4s. 5d., the property of Richard Munn , his master, in his dwelling-house , against the statute, &c.

CHARLES BERRY . I live in London-street, Fitzroy-square, and am in the employ of Mr. Richard Munn, an upholsterer , of Oxford-street , in the parish of St. Mary-le-bone. The prisoner was in his service, and lived in the house. On Monday evening, the 24th of April, I put into the cash-box ten sovereigns, a half-sovereign, a crown-piece, half-a-crown, a 10l., and a 5l. note, a draft for 22l., two bills of exchange, for 37l. 2s. 6d., one for 24l., one for 5l, one for 40l., one for 50l., three for 20l., one for 22l. 17s. 10d., two for 24l. 5s., and one for 9l. 4s. 5d. I locked them in the cash-box, and put it into the iron-chest, about half past eight o'clock in the evening; the prisoner slept in the house at that time; I went home about twenty minutes past eight o'clock, returned about half-past eight o'clock in the morning, and he was gone, and the property also; he did not return. I went to Kidderminster on the Wednesday week after, and found him in custody there. I found the iron-chest locked as I had left it: I had put the key of it into my own desk, which I locked up. I found my own desk broken open, and the key of the iron-chest gone - I have never seen it since. The prisoner had not intimated to me that he was going to leave; nobody was aware of it; none of the property has been found; there were other servants in the house, who still remain there. When I saw him at Kidderminster I told him he had made a bad job of it, and asked him where the property was. I held him out neither threat or promise - he denied all knowledge of it at that time, and did not account for his leaving so suddenly. The property amounts to 230l.; he was searched at Kidderminster, and some silver and a sovereign were found on him.

RICHARD MUNN. I live at No. 33, Oxford-street, in the parish of St. Mary-le-bone. The prisoner gave me no idea of his intention to leave; there might be a trifle of wages due to him. I was out of town at the time of the robbery. I have never found the key of the chest, nor recovered any of the property.

RICHARD GARDNER . I received the prisoner in charge on the 4th of May: I found 1l. 4s. on him.

JEREMIAH SMITH . I am shopman to Mr. Munn, and sleep in the house. The last time I saw the prisoner was at a quarter past eight o'clock, or a few minutes after, on the night in question - Berry had then gone out - I did not see the prisoner leave the house - he was screwing up the bolts of the shutters at that time - he had given no intimation of his going away; I did not see him afterwards till he was apprehended; if any wages were due to him it was very trifling. I went out at a quarter past eight, returned at half-past eight, and he was then gone, and the door not fastened, as it usually is; he always used to lock and bolt it after me when I went out, but I found it not locked, and only the bolt dropped. I had told him to fasten it after me when I went out, and heard him bolt and lock it, but when I returned he was gone, and only the bottom bolt dropped - it is a double door.

HELEN LONG . I was in Mr. Munn's service on the 24th of April. The last time I saw the prisoner in the house was a little after eight o'clock; I had not heard he was going to leave. I had a candle lighted when I saw him; he came inside the kitchen door, and wiped his hands - I asked where he was going - he said he was going to fasten the door after Smith, which he always did. I let Smith in, and found only the bolt slipped. I found all the house safe when I got up in the morning.

Prisoner. I hope your Lordship will take my case into consideration - it being the first time I was ever here, or before any Magistrate.

Mr. MUNN. He lived about three months with me - I took him without a character, as he was starving - he had 15l. a year and his board.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 23.

Reference Number: t18260511-42

Before Mr. Baron Hullock.

940. THOMAS WOOLDRIDGE was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , at St. Margaret, Westminster , 1 purse, value 1s., and six sovereigns, the property of Owen Davies Owen , in the dwelling-house of James Dowd .

Mr. LAW conducted the prosecution.

OWEN DAVIES OWEN. I was staying at Oliver's coffee-house . On the 5th of May I dined out, and returned in a hackney-coach, which the prisoner drove: on getting to the coffee-house he demanded 12s. - I took 12s. from my purse, intending to pay it, but desired the witness, Thomas, who was by, to ask him the reason of so extraordinary a demand. I left my purse on the bar-counter while I turned round for an answer, keeping the 12s. in my hand - I left Thomas at the bar, to speak to him about it, and while Thomas was turning to me with his answer, I was surprised at seeing the prisoner moving off without his fare - I had six new bright sovereigns, and about 7s. in silver, in my purse; the prisoner has never demanded his fare of me. I dropped the 12s. into my pocket, being tired, and went up stairs. I did not miss my purse till morning not thinking of it. I applied to Read, who apprehended the prisoner the very next day, at six or seven o'clock in the afternoon - he was then dressed entirely in new clothes.

Cross-examined by Mr. CRESWELL. Q. At what time did you come home? A. About eleven o'clock. I was sober, and as capable of doing business as I am now - I had taken 12s. out of the purse, and put it on the barcounter; I was much fatigned, but perfectly sober; I saw nobody take it. Thomas and the bar-maid were at the bar. The prisoner was close to the counter, leaning over it - it is about eighteen inches wide.

Mr. LAW. Q. Are you sure you did not take the purse up yourself? A. I am.

WILLIAM THOMAS . I am a clerk. I was at Oliver's coffee-house on the night of the 5th - the prisoner came into the house after the prosecutor; there was an altercation about the fare; the prosecutor stood with his purse on the bar-counter, and the prisoner on the other side; when I found Mr. Owen so deaf that the prisoner could not make him hear. I spoke to him. The prisoner was leaning on the bar

quite close to the purse; he demanded 12s. - Mr. Owen wanted to know the distance he had driven - there was an altercation, and all on a sudden the prisoner left, without receiving his fare.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you make any observation to Mr. Owen about his purse after the prisoner was gone? - A. No; I did not miss it at the time. Owen is my uncle - I had rode with him in the coach.

COURT. Q. Mr. Owen did not refuse to pay? A. No. The prisoner muttered something when he went out.

JOHN COBERN . I am porter at Oliver's coffee-house. I stood at the end of the side-board at this time; there was a dispute about the fare; I saw Mr. Owen lay his purse on the bar-counter; he then called to the prisoner, and asked his fare - he said 12s.; he thought it too much, and turned about; I told the prisoner to speak louder, as the gentleman was hard of hearing; the prisoner put his arm on the counter, and soon after turned about and walked out as fast as he could - I immediately missed the purse, which lay on the counter at the time the prisoner put his arm on, and meant to ask the prosecutor if he had put his purse into his pocket, but he sent me out to look after the coachman , and I forgot it till next morning; I missed the purse immediately the prisoner turned away.

MARY DUDSON . I am bar-maid at the coffee-house; I saw the prisoner come up to the bar, and demand 12s. I did not see the purse; he went away without his fare. James Dowd keeps the house - it is in the parish of St. Margaret.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you hear the prosecutor refuse to pay the money? A. He did not refuse; he asked what distance he had brought him.

THOMAS SMITH . I am a coach owner. The prisoner drove my coach, and accounts to me every night for what he has received. On the 5th of May he paid me 1l. - he said nothing about not having received 12s.; he came to me about half-past eleven o'clock.

Cross-examined. Q. I believe it is your custom to expect a man to bring you so much a day? A. Some do, but I leave it to their generosity; I expect my horses home at half-past eleven o'clock; we have no means of learning how much they get; if he had said he had not received 12s. I should expect him to go and get it; he has been about three months with me, and conducted himself well; I have known him from a child; I do not know that he was going to be married.

JOHN EDWARD PALMER . I live in Queen-street, Blackfriars-road. On the night of the 5th of May I had been with the prosecutor, and next day I saw the prisoner, and asked him if he knew me - he said Yes; I said, "I want to speak to you - I want that purse;" he denied all knowledge of it. I gave him in charge.

Cross-examined. Q. He made no resistance? A. None.

EDMUND GERARD BYNE . I keep a clothes-shop in Lower-marsh, Lambeth. On the 6th of May, between ten and eleven o'clock in the morning, the prisoner bought a pair of breeches and a pair of stockings - he paid me a sovereign.

SUSANNAH HANKS . My husband is a hatter, and lives in the New-cut, Lambeth. On the 6th of April, between nine and ten o'clock in the morning, the prisoner bought a hat, for 11s.; he paid me a sovereign, which looked very clean.

CHARLES READ . I am a patrol of Bow-street. I took the prisoner in charge on the 6th; he was dressed entirely in new clothes - he went home to take them off, and there he made great resistance; he would neither take them off, nor go with me - he knew me before.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you give this account at the office? A. I did. I was obliged to send for assistance to take him.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought the things with money I had worked for. I was going to be married the next morning.

Two witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 24.

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

Reference Number: t18260511-43

941. THOMAS PROVOST and THOMAS BURDETT were indicted for feloniously assaulting Andrew German , on the King's highway, on the 24th of April , putting him in fear, and taking from his person, and against his will, 1 watch, value 15l.; 1 ribbon, value 1d.; 3 seals, value 3l., and 1 ring, value 10s., his property .

MR. ANDREWS conducted the prosecution.

ANDREW GERMAN. I live in Mile-end-road. On the 24th of April I and Mrs. German were passing over the canal bridge in the Mile-end-road , about half-past four o'clock - I observed about twenty men at the foot of the bridge - they seemed to notice me; I turned towards the water, hoping they would pass me - the foremost of them, who wore a fustian jacket, immediately came, rushed against me and took my watch; eight or nine of the others were close behind him; one of them said, "Has he got it?" the other said "Has he got your watch?" I believe Provost to be the man who advanced and took my watch; I know it was the man in a fustion jacket, but do not know his features - they all passed me towards the left, and about nine of them ran off - the others stopped behind on the crown of the bridge; I pursued the nine across the field some way without making any alarm; I then gave up the pursuit - they passed an unfinished house near the foot of the next bridge, which is called Twig-folly - they would pass Marriott's house in their way; I got an officer and shewed him the spot; I have not found my watch; I received no personal injury.

JOSEPH COLE . I live in Oldford-lane, about two hundred yards from the bridge. On the 24th of April I saw some men come over the bridge, and turn to the left towards Twig-folly; I am certain Provost was among them - he was dressed in a fustian jacket, corduroy knee breeches, and ankle shoes - nine of them all ran across the field - Mr. German was pursuing them; he almost got hold of Provost's coat, and then gave up the pursuit; I was standing at my father's window; I am certain of Provost.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you see any bull or cow about? A. No.

SARAH MARRIOTT . My house stands in the field between Old-ford and Twigg-folly bridges. About half-past four o'clock on this afternoon I saw nine men running by to Twig-folly, seven went round the wharf, and the has

two leaped over the wall, and they turned towards Green-street, Devonshire-street, and Prospect-place.

Cross-examined. Q. Were they all dressed in jackets? A. No; most of them had coats, one had a fustian jacket.

WILLIAM FRANKS . I live in Green-street, near Twigfolly bridge. About half-past four o'clock, I saw some men running from the bridge across Twig-folly, a long Green-street, Prospect-place, and Devonshire-street - both the prisoners were among them - Provost had a fustian coatee, between a coat and a jacket, corded breeches, and black stockings; Burdett had a coat on with sleeves.

MARY ANN FISHER . I live in Prospect-place, Devonshire-street, about a quarter of a mile from Twig-folly bridge. On the 24th of April nine men ran by my house in a direction from that bridge towards my house; the prisoners are two of them - I knew them before by sight - Burdett wore a jacket - Provost had a lightish jean coatee, light breeches, and high shoes - McDonald asked asked what was the matter - Provost said we are going to a fight.

Cross-examined. Q. They went very quietly by you? A. Yes; there was four of them together.

ELIZA McDONALD . I live next door to Fisher. I saw the men go by - Provost was one - he was dressed in a short fustian jacket, corded breeches, black stockings, and high shoes - I asked what was the matter - one of them said they were going to a fight.

WILLIAM PARISH . I am a Bow-street patrol. I apprehended Provost on the 29th of April - he wore a fustian jacket, light corded breeches, black stockings, high shoes, and two black eyes.

JOSEPH NEWSOME . I apprehended Burdett on the 2d of May.

PROVOST's Defence. I heard the cry of a bullock, and ran towards Twig-folly to get out of the way.

BURDETT's Defence. I have to state the same.

The prisoners received an excellent character.

PROVOST - GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined One Year .

BURDETT - GUILTY . Aged 24.

Confined Six Months .

Of stealing from the person only.

Reference Number: t18260511-44

942. JOHN WHITE was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of March , 20lbs. of lead, value 5s., the goods of His Grace the Duke of Northumberland , and fixed to a building of his .

MR. ADOLPHUS conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS EARL . I live at Brentford. On the 14th of March I was at a public-house with Harris and Ayres - we left there about nine o'clock - Ayres proposed that we should get a few turnip greens; Harris said "Let us get something worth while;" we all went up Sion-lane - Harris and White got over some palings; Ayres eased me over - he and Harris got on the roof of a cow-house, and pulled the tiles off; I ran out and got on the other side of the pails - Harris called to White to ease the lead off the top, which he did - Harris and Ayres got off the tiles - White carried the lead on his back to Whale's-field - we broke it into three pieces, and left it till the morning - we all slept in the sand-house - Harris and Rowley went to the spot next morning, and the lead was gone; I was afterwards taken before a Justice, and made a voluntary confession.

GEORGE EMMERSON . I am a constable. I took the prisoner in charge on the 18th of March, and told him it was for stealing lead from the Duke of Northumberland; I took him to the Black Horse public-house, and he there voluntarily told the landlady that he was let in for seven penny-worth - she said it served him right if he deserved it; he said "I do deserve it, for I carried the lead off the Duke's ground;" he said he should be transported for seven years.

THOMAS NEAL . I am bailiff to the Duke of Northumberland - these premises belong to his Grace; I compared the lead which the constable produced - it fitted the roof of the cow-house and shed.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Judgment respited.

Reference Number: t18260511-45

943. DAVID BRIAN was indicted for feloniously killing and slaying Timothy Driscoll .

JOHN SULLIVAN . On Friday, the 17th of March , I was standing nearly opposite the Cooper's Arms public-house, Poplar; Driscoll came along and said "There stands my man" (meaning Hayes); he called to him twice, and said"The few words there was between them he should like decided;" Hayes said he respected both him and his father; Driscoll said he would fight him for 5s. - Hayes refused, and said they would go and drink 5s. worth without fighting - Driscoll then wanted to fight for 5l. - he refused - a man came and took Driscoll away - he returned in a quarter of an hour, and again challenged Hayes, who refused to fight, and the people prevented it - Driscoll returned in half an hour, and said he would fight him for love - they then went to Eel-pie field and fought - Hayes tried all he could to avoid fighting - the prisoner was not there for a considerable time after it began.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-46

NEW COURT. (1st DAY.)

Middlesex Cases - Third Jury.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

944. JOHN SWALLOW was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of February , 1 watch, value 30s., the goods of George Henderson , and 1 gold pin, value 2s. , the goods of Thomas Brooks .

GEORGE HENDERSON. I live in King-street, Kensington . The prisoner came to lodge there on the 24th of February - he slept in the attic, and I slept in the same room - he left on the Friday about six or seven o'clock in the evening; I saw my watch hanging on a nail about one, in the bed room; I did not miss it till the morning after he was gone.

THOMAS BROOKS. I am servant to Mr. Henderson, and slept in this attic; I remember the day the prisoner left - I saw my pin on Thursday evening - I did not miss it till Saturday.

PETER WRAY . I am a pawnbroker, and live at No. 9,

High-street, Bloomsbury. This watch produced was pawned on Saturday morning, the 24th of February, by the prisoner.

JOHN WILLIS . I am a constable. I took the prisoner on the 2d of March at the Angel public-house, St. Giles'- I found this gold pin in his coat pocket - I did not find any thing else on him.

ROBERT ELLIOTT . The prisoner gave to me the duplicate of this watch on the 2d of March - he told me to get 5s., more upon it.

The prisoner pleaded distress.(Property produced and sworn to).

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18260511-47

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

945. THOMAS BROOKERY was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , 1 handkerchief, value 2s. 6d., the goods of Walter Buchanan , from his person .

WALTER BUCHANAN. I am a nurseryman . I was in the Seven-dials , and lost a handkerchief from my right-hand coat pocket; I was going to Soho-square with a gentleman - I felt something at my pocket, turned round, and saw the prisoner give something to another boy - I followed and took him into a shop, but could not catch the other - I cannot say that I saw the handkerchief distinctly in his hand.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Was it dark? A. Yes; I had it safe about five minutes before.

JOHN LANE . I am a watchman, and received the prisoner in charge.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-48

946. RICHARD ALLEN and RICHARD MARSH were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , 1 gig saddle, value 1l.; 1 pair of hames and traces, value 15s.; 1 bridle, value 10s., and 1 pair of reins, value 5s. , the goods of Joseph Langford .

JOHN FROST . I am a Bow-street patrol. On the 10th of April I was on duty in Long-acre, about nine o'clock in the evening, in company with Mason; the prisoners passed us with the harness; they were in company. I asked Allen where he had brought the harness from- he said he brought it from no where, and was going to take it no where; he at last said a man hired him to take it to St. Martin's-lane, but he did not know who the man was; I detained them. Marsh had the bridle.

JOHN MASON . I was with Frost. I did not distinctly hear what he said to the prisoner; Marsh held the bridle; he said he did not know where Allen got the things from- that he met Allen by accident, and he asked him to carry some of the harness.

JOSEPH LANGFORD. I am a butcher , and keep a horse. This is my harness. On the 10th of April it was safe in my stable, in Three Cups-yard, Bedford-street, Bedford-row ; it was safe between five and six o'clock in the evening - the stable door was not locked until ten o'clock; a person lives over it; Marsh once lived with Mr. Scarlett in the neighbourhood, and knew my premises.

ALLEN's Defence. On this evening I was at a public-house in Holborn, where I saw a person whom I had seen before, and he asked me to carry the harness to St. Martin's-lane, for which he was to give me 3s.

ALLEN - GUILTY . Aged 21.

MARSH - GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-49

947. ANN FORD was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April , 2 petticoats, value 4s.; 2 handkerchiefs, value 2s.; 2 pieces of calico, value 1s., and 1 gold pin, value 1s. , the goods of James Evans .

CHARLOTTE EVANS . I am the wife of James Evans - he has gone abroad in the East India Company's service ; I live in Charlotte-court, Strand . The prisoner came to lodge with me - she was with me nine days; she owed me nothing for rent. I left home on the 9th of April, from twelve till four o'clock; when I came back I saw a bundle under the table, but I took no notice of it. After she had her tea she took the bundle, and put it under the bed; she went out about eight o'clock, and returned about half-past ten; she then had this pin in her bosom, and said she found it in the Strand. I searched my box, and missed several things; I found this petticoat in her possession. I asked her to go with me, but she refused, because it was late. Mr. Hughes, of Bow-street, went with me, with a warrant, to search her box; I never lent her any thing. I swear the pin is mine - these things were found in the prisoner's box, which was locked up, and she took the key to the watch-house.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. All these things are my own.

PROSECUTRIX. Every thing is mine - both the petticoats are my own making.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-50

948. THOMAS HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of May , 2 shillings, the monies of Thomas Wood .

THOMAS WOOD. I keep a chandler's-shop , and live in Worship-street . On the evening of the 1st of May I saw the prisoner pass the window several times while I sat in the back parlour - he was a stranger to me; I heard someone in the shop, and run out - I pursued the prisoner, and asked him if he had stolen any thing of mine; he took these two shillings out of his mouth - they had been in my till. He said, "This is all I have got of your's."

ELIZABETH WOOD . I am the wife of the last witness. I saw the prisoner lean over the counter, and put his hand into the till; I called to my husband immediately - he pursued, and brought him back. I saw him put 2s. into my husband's hand.

WILLIAM HILL . I am a constable. I took the prisoner into custody; he said he did it from distress.

Prisoner's Defence. I went to the shop to get some cheese; there was nobody in the shop, so I ran away.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-51

949. WILLIAM MITCHELL was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , 2 pewter pots, value 2s. , the goods of John Keat .

JOHN KEAT. I am a publican , and live at the corner of Park-street . These pots are mine.

CHARLES REEVES . I am a beadle. The prisoner was

brought to me by the watchman - I found these pots in his hands and pockets.

GUILTY . Aged 68.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-52

950. ROBERT JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , 3 pewter pots, 4s. , the goods of William Newman .

WILLIAM NEWMAN. I am a publican , and live at Kentish-town . I lost the pots which are produced by the officer. The prisoner is a stranger to me. Three out of the four belong to me, and the other to a neighbour.

GEORGE BROWN . I am a watch-house-keeper at Kentish-town; the prisoner was brought to me, and I saw him searched.

JOSEPH ALLISON . I am patrol of Kentish-town. I took the prisoner at the back of the place, about two hundred yards from the prosecutor's house; he had one pot in a bag, one quart pot in his hat, and one in his righthand coat pocket - he said he did not know where he was going to take them.

Prisoner's Defence. I have a wife and two small children - I did it from distress.

GUILTY . Aged 31.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-53

951. LOUIS PRAILLOTTE was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , 43 sovereigns, 4 half-sovereigns, and 1 piece of foreign coin, value 10d. , the monies of George Lawrence .

GEORGE LAWRENCE. I am mate of the Britannia . On the 29th of last month I belonged to the Lord Melville; I dismissed the prisoner from the ship for misconduct - he had nothing to do with the Lord Melville - she was laying in the West India-docks . I went ashore the night before the prisoner was apprehended, and left my trunk all safe; it contained forty-three sovereigns, four half-sovereigns, and a piece of foreign coin; I had two locks to my trunk. I returned to the ship next morning, and found my money gone; I left the carpenter and two men on board; I saw the prisoner on the morning of the 29th, in the docks - I suspected him, because no other person knew where the money was - I gave him in charge of an officer, and said I thought he was the man who had broken open my chest; he said he would give me back the money if I would let him go; I found upon him all the money I had lost. He was born at Quebec.

ROBERT FENNING . I am a watchman of the West India-docks. I took the prisoner and the money, which I produce.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-54

952. CAROLINE BURN and ELIZABETH PEARL were indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , 7 yards of lace, value 5s. , the goods of William Taylor .

SOPHIA TAYLOR . I am the wife of the prosecutor - we live in High-holborn . On the evening of the 13th of April, about eight o'clock, the prisoners came to my shop, together - they asked to look at a piece of lace edging, and I shewed them some; they selected one piece - while I was measuring the quantity, I saw Pearl take a card of lace off the counter; Burn put her elbow before her, and Pearl put the lace under her cloak. I ordered my husband to be called; he went round the counter, and moved her round.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. When you told your husband, did you speak loud? A. Yes, but the prisoners remained there; several persons were in the shop; the lace was found on the floor. I am sure I saw her put the lace under her cloak.

WILLIAM TAYLOR. My wife sent for me. I was told the prisoners had taken a piece of lace - I jumped over the counter, and proceeded to search Pearl; I did not see the lace at first, but on looking again I saw it under her feet.

THOMAS KINGSMEAD . I took the prisoners into custody - I searched them, but found nothing particular.

The prisoners put in written defences, which simply denied the charge, and alleged that the lace must have fallen down.

Two witnesses gave Pearl a good character.

BURN - GUILTY . Aged 20.

PEARL - GUILTY . Aged 18.

Recommended to Mercy, believing it to be their first offence.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-55

953. JOHN CARTER was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , 1 saddle, value 36s.; 3 bridles, value 14s.; 2 house-cloths, value 8s.; 2 brushes, value 2s.; 1 roller, value 1s., and 1 oil-case, value 1s. , the goods of Joseph Read .

WILLIAM HOOPER . I am a watchman of Euston-square, On the 11th of April, about five o'clock in the morning, I saw the prisoner with a saddle - he had a bag at his back; I asked him where he had brought the things from - he replied, from the Load of Hay public-house, and that he was going to Finsbury-square, to fetch a sick horse; I asked him what he had got in the bag - he said a bridle and horse-cloth. He at first said that he brought them from a gentleman at Hampstead, and then from the Load of Hay; I said it was rather an unlucky affair - he threw down the things, and ran away; he jumped over the railing of the nursery ground, and ran across it; I sprung my rattle, and he was taken by Humphreys.

GEORGE HUMPHREYS . I am a watchman. I saw the prisoner running away - I pursued, and overtook him.

WILLIAM LOCK . About five o'clock on Sunday morning I heard the rattle spring; I came up, and took charge of the property, which I now produce.

JAMES BOUNDS . I have the care of Joseph Read's horse - it is kept in his stable, at Robert's-mews, Hampstead-road ; I locked the door twice on the night before the robbery. I never saw the prisoner before - the lock was not injured - it must have been picked or opened by a false key. The property produced belongs to my master.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-56

954. JAMES GROVE and THOMAS ADAMS were indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , 12lbs. weight of lead, value 4s., the goods of Elizabeth Christiana Hynd

man , and fixed to a building used and occupied with her dwelling-house .

HENRY DRAPER . I am a plumber and glazier, and live at Brompton. I know Gloucester-lodge , the house of Mrs. E. C. Hyndman. On the 10th of April, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I was coming from Kensington, and was passing within one hundred yards of Gloucester-lodge - I saw a gentleman and lady before me - from an observation they made, curiousity induced me to look into the hedge, and I there saw some lead; I knew it immediately, because I had been employed at Gloucester-lodge, and put this lead up myself - it is stamped with my name. I took it to the gardener - he said two men had been seen on the premises, and that he could swear to them; I pursued the prisoners, and challenged them. Adams attempted to run away; Grove said he knew nothing at all about it. I took them in charge. I found a trowel on Grove, and a line on Adams - it did not appear that the trowel had been used on the occasion.

THOMAS GREEN . I hold a government situation. I was in my garden opposite to the prosecutrix's house, on the 10th of April, between four and five o'clock - I saw Mrs. Evans on the grounds of Gloucester-lodge - she said that there were two men on or about the stables; I went, and saw the two prisoners there - it is an old building, from whence the lead was taken. I saw one of them take something up - I followed them up the lane, and they divided; I went back, and down another lane, where I met Grove. I saw Mrs. Hyndman's gardener, and told him what I had seen. I then saw Mr. Draper, who said he had found some lead in the hedge. There is a field round the premises. I said I had seen two men - they were strangers to me, but I am sure of their persons.

ELEANOR EVANS . My husband is gardener to this lady. I went out about four o'clock, and saw Grove on the stable - I am sure he is the man. The other man stood near, and was looking up; I saw something handed down, long and flat, but I could not see what it was; Adams picked it up, and went away, into Gloucester-road. I am quite sure these are the two men.

PHILIP EVANS . I am the gardener at Gloucester-lodge. This lead is part of the covering of a sky-light - I had seen it before. We lost lead on the 2d and 8th of April, and have since watched the premises very narrowly - I have sat up with a man for several nights. I swear that this lead was secure, and affixed to the building in the morning.

GROVE'S Defence. I have worked for the Right Hon. George Canning , at Gloucester-lodge, formerly, but I have never been on the premises since.

ADAMS' Defence. As I did not like to be taken to the watch-house, for what I knew nothing about I run away.

GROVE - GUILTY . Aged 37.

ADAMS - GUILTY . Aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-57

955. JOHN KING was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of April , 60 halter-reins, value 20s. , the goods of Thomas Callis .

THOMAS CALLIS. I am a rope-maker , and live in Brewer-street, Westminster. On the 9th of April, about eleven o'clock in the day, I had a horse and a chaise, in which was five dozens of halters; I stopped in Cross-lane, Long-acre , and went into a public-house for refreshment. The prisoner came, and offered to hold my horse; I sent him out a pint of beer; he was a stranger to me. When I came out the horse, chaise, and all were gone. I went to Bow-street, and gave information; the next morning I hired a horse, and went all over London; I got some information - I went to a man, who said he knew where the horse and chaise were. The prisoner was taken, and that man also. I found the horse and chaise near the Diorama, in the New-road, at a livery-stable. The prisoner was taken before I came home. Part of my goods were found under the prisoner's bed. I believe the halters produced are mine.

Prisoner. Q. Was it on the 9th or 10th of April - because you know the 9th was on a Saturday, and this was on a Monday? A. It was the 9th, and you were taken on the 11th.

THOMAS PECK . Having received information I apprehended the prisoner, in George-street, and found four dozens and a half of halters under his bed; I told him that he had run away with a horse and cart. After he was taken he gave a clear description where the horse and chaise were.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-58

956. THOMAS TOWNSEND, alias CROSBIE , was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , 2 night-gowns, value 5s.; 2 petticoats, value 2s., and 4 caps, value 2s., the goods of Ann North ; 1 frock, value 2s., and 1 hammer, value 6d. , the goods of Edward Walker .

JOHN BICKERS . I am a Bow-street patrol. I was on duty in the Uxbridge-road on the 28th of April - I fell in with the prisoner about a quarter before twelve o'clock at night, near Acton; he was carrying a bundle; he said he got it from a friend, for whom he was taking it from town- I found it contained linen, handkerchiefs, and other articles; I had hand-bills posted up about Acton, and in two days I found the owners of the property now produced - this hammer was found on him.

ANN NORTH. I live at Acton , with Mr. Baker, of the George inn. This property is all mine, except the hammer and frock; these articles were safe on the grass-plot, and were intended to be out all night; I saw them there about a quarter before ten o'clock that night.

Prisoner to JOHN BICKERS. Q. Which way was I going when you met me? Witness. You were coming from Turnham-green.

EDWARD WALKER. I live at Acton. This frock and hammer are mine - they were safe on Mr. Grant's premises, in the tool-house, the evening before - I missed them the next morning.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 64.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-59

957. MARY ONSWELL was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of April , 2 caps, value 3s., and 1 pair of stockings, value 2s. , the goods of Richard Reeves .

ANN REEVES . I am a laundress, and live at Chelsea . I employed the prisoner three weeks running, at 3s. a week. There were things missing on the 7th of April; I

went to her lodgings, and told her that I suspected she had robbed me - she denied it, and it went on for a fortnight - I then went again to her lodgings; I found there a cap and a pair of stockings - she had been discharged a fortnight - my husband's name is Richard.

BETTY FAIRMAN . I am Reeves' daughter, and went with her to the prisoner's lodgings.(Property produced and sworn to.)

CATHERINE GIBBS . A cap was found in my possession, which was owned by the prosecutrix - it had been there about a fortnight; the prisoner lodged with me, and she used to throw the cap from one room to another.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-60

958. WILLIAM PALACE and JOHN BAILEY were indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , 9 live tame pigeons, price 18s. , the property of George Zephaniah Church .

LOT FLETCHER . I deal in pigeons, and live at No. 10, Slater-street, Bethnal-green. Mr. Church lives about a mile from me - I know that he kept pigeons, because I had dealt with him; on Monday, the 30th of April, the prisoner Palace came to me with two pigeons, which he offered to sell for 2s. 9d., and said that he had had them four months; I told him he had not had them any such time, for I know the gentleman who had lost them; the prosecutor had previously told me of his loss; I said if he would go with me to the gentleman I would liberate him- we set out to go, but when we got to Back-lane he ran away.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. When he brought the pigeons where were they? A. One was in his hat, and one in his hand.

ABRAHAM SMITH . I keep a pigeon shop in Brick-lane, Spitalfields. I have known Mr. Church some time - he came and told me of his loss, and asked me to stop the pigeons if they were brought - Bailey came about eight o'clock on Sunday morning and brought five, and said he had two more - he said they were worth 12s. - I said they were worth 9s.; I asked if he could give me change for a sovereign - he said he could not - I said he must stop till I got change - I said they were very clean, and he replied that they belonged to his brother, who had a good place for them to fly in; I told him to call in about ten minutes; I went to Gooding and told him I thought they had been stolen; I am a pigeon fancier - if pigeons get out, and other people get them we then buy them - if they are let out, and are decoyed away it is considered fair game - that is the custom of the trade.

THOMAS GOODING . I belong to Bow-street. On the 30th of April I was sent for by Smith; I took the prisoners into custody, and have had the pigeons ever since.

GEORGE ZEPHANIAH CHURCH. I live in Goodwin-place, Hackney-road , and keep tame pigeons in a dove-cot in my garden. At eight o'clock on Saturday, the 29th of April, they were all safe - the pigeon-house stands upon four posts, twelve feet high - they cannot get out unless I let them out - at seven o'clock the next morning I missed twenty-eight; I went to the two witnesses and informed them of it; I can swear to these pigeons from having attending them - the two white ones are about two years and six months old.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. How many white pigeons had you? A. I had seven old, and eleven young ones.

Q. Are there not many white pigeons about London? A. There are, but I can swear to these - I would pick them out from one hundred - I put no mark upon them - I know them by their faces; there is considerable difference in their faces, and it is by their countenances that I know them - a hundred pigeons probably alter at times by getting fatter and stouter - there is a difference in their noses - we call them models; there are two old ones, a cock and hen - the other three white ones are hens; I am in the habit of minding them when young.

BAILEY's Defence. I met a young man, and he asked if I would take and sell them for him - he said he would give me sixpence for my trouble.

PALACE - GUILTY . Aged 22.

BAILEY - GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-61

959. THOMAS PRUDENT was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , 1 saucepan, value 2s. , the goods of Thomas Marshall .

THOMAS MARSHALL. I am a tin-plate worker , and live in Baker's-row, Whitechapel . On the 11th of April I was at a distance from my shop, and saw the prisoner take the saucepan, which hung out for sale - he went away about ten or twelve yards with it.

Prisoner's Defence. I am a weaver out of employ.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260511-62

960. PRISCILLA RILEY was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , 1 pair of shoes, value 2s.; 1 handkerchief, value 2s., and 1 shift, value 1s. 6d. , the goods of Thomas Husband .

WILLIAM WELDON . I am a journeyman shoemaker. The prisoner came and sold me a pair of shoes on Monday, and asked 1s. 6d. for them; I paid her 1s. - they would not fetch more than 2s. - she afterwards passed by the shop, and I took her down to the prosecutor.

THOMAS HUSBAND. I live in King-street, Drury-lane . I saw these shoes on the Monday morning, and missed them on the Tuesday; I had bought them on the Monday before - the prisoner has been at my apartments once.

MARY ANN HUSBAND . I saw the shoes safe on the Sunday evening, the 23d April - when I left home on Monday morning I locked the door, and I found it locked when I returned - I do not know how the shoes were taken.

Prisoner's Defence. I bought them of a woman at the corner of King-street for 1s. 3d.

GUILTY . Aged 55.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260511-63

961. SARAH RYAN was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , 3 pewter pots, value 3s. , the goods of James Taylor .

JAMES TAYLOR. I keep the Red House public-house, on Chelsea-common . These three pots are my property; I never saw the prisoner till last Saturday, when she was taken up.

JOHN PYNE . I am servant to Taylor, and was collecting pots in Cadogan-street on the 6th of this month - I saw the prisoner walking towards Sloane-street - she dropped a pot from under her shawl - I thought she had stolen it - I followed and found these four pots upon, three in her apron, and one under her shawl - she was three or four yards from my master's house when I saw her first.

Prisoner's Defence. I had been at work at the building and supposed that these pots belonged to the Cable public-house, and was taking them home as I had done several times before.

PROSECUTOR. The prisoner gave her address No. 12, New-road, which was false, and the landlord of the Cable knows nothing of her.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-64

962. JOHN SHEAN was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of March , 1 plate, value 1s.; 1 piece of iron, value 5s.; 1 brass cock, value 1s.; 1 fork, value 2s.; 1 sickle, value 1s.; 1 scraper, value 2s.; 1 spade, value 6d.; 1 rake, value 6d., and 1 hinge, value 1s. 6d. , the goods of Thomas Heaphy .

THOMAS HEAPHY. I live at No. 7, St. John's-wood . On the 3d of March I was told there were two boys in a piece of ground behind my house, which belongs to me; I went and gave them in charge, and they were taken to the watch-house - the prisoner escaped, but the other was tried last Session - they had collected a number of things from my kitchen, which were safe on the premises the night before - there is a wall and a fence which they must have got over.

JOHN HEAPHY . About half-past eight o'clock in the morning of the 3d of March I saw this boy breaking a piece of an iron gutter - another boy was with him; I told my father, and then jumped over the wall, and found the articles named in the indictment - the prisoner had a garden fork in his hands.

JOSEPH FELLOWS . I am a constable. On the 3d of March I was passing down the road, and I saw this boy on the wall attempting to make his escape; I took him and another into custody, but owing to the watch-house door being left on the latch this boy escaped.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-65

963. ABRAHAM SPRADBURY was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , 1 pair of trousers, value 20s. , the goods of Thomas Billings and George Gillott .

SAMUEL LACK . I am a Bow-street officer. On the 18th of April I was in Church-lane - the prisoner ran against me, and at the same time knocked down a child - he was about forty yards from Mr. Billings' house; I suspected there was something wrong, therefore I pursued - a man laid hold of him, and he dropped the trousers.

CHARLES WRIGHT . I am shopman to Thomas Billings and George Gillott, who are tailors . These trousers were hanging on an iron against the door - I had seen them five or six minutes before they were stolen by the prisoner.

Prisoner's Defence. I was out of work.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-66

964. JOSEPH TEE was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of December , 55lbs. of cheese, value 30s. , the goods of Thomas Pettifer .

WILLIAM BUTT . I am a cheesemonger, and live in Henry-street, Pentonville. The prisoner lived with Mr. Buley, of Newgate-market, who is an egg-merchant - he was in the habit of coming to me twice a week with eggs - on the 16th of December he came with seven cheeses in a cart - he had left three cheeses on the 9th - he sold the ten to me at 80s. per cwt., which was a fair price - he said he would call for the money when he returned; I paid 19l. 19s. 8d. for them; he said he sold them for a person who was short of money, and that they came from Pickford's wharf; I did not ask him the person's name; I conduct the business for my aunt; I called on Mr. Pettifer, and saw some cheeses there like them; I formerly lived with Pettifer two years.

HENRY PETTIFER. I live at No. 244, High-holborn , and am a cheesemonger . I have known the prisoner seven or eight years, and have dealt with his master for the last six; in December, last year, I had one hundred and fourteen Cheshire cheeses in - my shop was very full, and had some trouble to place them; I placed four at the door to show, as they were fine old cheeses; I went out, and on my return I found three were missing, although none had been sold; I could not find them any where, until March last, when I found some in the shop of Mrs. Butt, of Pentonville; Butt said he had purchased ten of the prisoner; I found one of them with my own mark on it; I could not swear to the others which were not marked; here is one of the cheeses which I put on the tub at the door in December.

Cross-examined by Mr. CRESWELL. Q. Had you a brother living with you at that time? A. Yes; the prisoner never came to me, and told me what my brother had done about cheese; I did not see the prisoner in my shop about the time I missed them to my knowledge.

WILLIAM PETTIFER . I am the prosecutor's brother. I am now in custody - I know the prisoner - there was a conversation between us about cheeses; I at first gave the prisoner one cheese, on account of his large family - after that he enticed me to give him another; he was always asking for another; I gave him twelve cheeses of my brother's altogether; he came up in a morning before the shop was open, to carry three away - he helped me to remove them; he said if I would let him have them he would let me have half the money they sold for - I only got from 8l. to 9l. - this was from December to March last; I did not say any thing to my brother about it; he at last asked me if I was not troubled in my mind, and then I told all about it.

Cross-examined by Mr. CRESWELL. Q. You say you gave the prisoner twelve cheeses in all? A. Yes; he used to come with a cart to fetch them away; he used to be in the cart sometimes, and I gave them to him; I was taken into custody about this, and have been confined ever since.

GEORGE AVIS . I am an officer, and took the prisoner into custody.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-67

995. JANE THORNTON was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , 11 shillings, 12 sixpences, and 3s. 5 1/2d., in copper monies , the monies of Thomas Hill .

THOMAS HILL. I am a letter-carrier to the Two-penny Post-office . I was coming down Oxford-street , about eleven o'clock at night, and was met by three or four men, one of whom insulted me; I pulled off my coat and commenced a fight; I asked if any one would hold my clothes, and the prisoner said she would; I had half-a-crown in my waistcoat pocket - there was also a leather bag in one of my pockets which I carry letters in - that contained a smaller bag, which had 12s. 6d. in it and some copper - we were separated by the watchman - when I got my coat and waistcoat back I missed the half-crown - the prisoner denied having it, but at last she gave it to me - I then missed my bag and other money - a person told me the woman who had my clothes had got it; I ran after her and I saw her drop it, and I found the money all safe; I had only had one glass of gin that night.

THOMAS DIVINE . I was going up Oxford-street - there had been a fight - I saw the prisoner holding the prosecutor's clothes; I saw her rifling the pockets - the prosecutor missed his property, and I said the prisoner had got it - she at first denied having the half-crown, but gave it to him afterwards - a woman then said she had got the bag - we followed her down Park-lane and overtook her - she then dropped the bag, which appeared to have been concealed under her petticoats.

THOMAS TEGG . I am a constable. This man said he had lost his bag and money, and accused the woman of having it - she dropped it, and it was put into my hands.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-68

966. JOHN BROWN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , 1 purse, value 6d.; 2 half-crowns; 9 shillings, and 1 5l. Bank note, the property of Adolphus Turner , from his person .

ADOLPHUS TURNER. I am a clerk in the Foreign-office . About five o'clock in the afternoon of the 15th of April I was in Piccadilly , just opposite the White Horse-cellar, waiting to go down by one of the coaches; I had a purse in my coat pocket, which contained a 5l. Bank note, and about 14s. in silver - it was safe about a quarter of an hour before - while I was standing there I felt a push - I put my hand into my pocket and found that my purse was gone; a boy said something to me about it - I then went and secured the person pointed out, which was the prisoner - he had got eight yards before me, and two men were walking beside him; I never found my purse.

Cross-examined by Mr. CRESWELL. Q. Were you standing still? A. I had been walking up and down before the cellar several minutes; other persons were there.

GEORGE KEMP . I am fifteen years old, and live with Mr. Thompson, who is in the Commission way - he lives in Coventry-place. I am his clerk - Turner was walking along - I saw the man at the bar in company with two other persons - I saw the prisoner put his hand into Mr. Turner's pocket, and draw out something in his hand - I was close to him - Turner looked round and said he had lost his purse, and I told him what I had seen - I pointed to the prisoner, and said "That's the man who has got your purse;" the prisoner then hobbled away - I am quite sure he is the man.

Cross-examined. I did not see him hobble when he first took the purse out; I was going to Knightsbridge with some bottles - I had never seen him before - he merely pushed against the prosecutor, and then put his hand into the pocket.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260511-69

967. SARAH CROCKETT was indicted for stealing, on the 23d of April , 3 half-sovereigns; 3 shillings, and 3 farthings, the monies of Henry Ide , from his person .

HENRY IDE. I am a tailor . On Sunday morning, the 23d of April, I met the prisoner, a little before ten o'clock, near Whitechapel; I had been out with a friend; I talked about going home with the prisoner - she said she would take me to a comfortable place - she was quite a stranger - I went with her - I undressed myself, and laid my clothes on the floor - she took me to a house, No. 54, Wentworth-street - after I put the trousers on the floor she got hold of them and picked my pocket; I had three half sovereigns (I am quite sure) when I went into the house - I had my hand upon them just before; I had my hand in my pocket frequently; I had given her no money, as she said she would leave it to my generosity; after she took my money she ran down stairs - I cried out "She has robbed me;" she was taken to the watch-house, but denied that she had got my money; I am a native of Hanover.

Prisoner. When I met him he was quite intoxicated, and he had three glasses of brandy with me. Witness. I had nothing to drink with her; there was another female there at first, when the prisoner said she would take me to a comfortable place.

JOHN BARRS . I am a constable. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw a parcel of people together; I heard a man had been robbed in Wentworth-street; I took the prisoner, and had great difficulty to get her to the watch-house; I found two half-sovereigns upon her, and 2s. 3 1/2d. in copper money - she refused to let me look into her hand I believe the prosecutor was as sober as I am.

PROSECUTOR re-examined. I got my trousers again - she took my clothes and laid them on the floor outside the door; I saw her drop the trousers as she went down stairs.

Prisoner's Defence. This man wanted me to be with him all day and the next night, and he gave me the money- I was very faint, and was only going to get something to eat.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-70

968. JOHN HATFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of April , 1 box, value 1d., and 6 shillings , the property of John Lussignea .

SARAH LUSSIGNEA . I am a married woman, and my husband lives at No. 22, Lucas-street, Bethnal-green, and is a weaver . About half-past twelve o'clock, on the 22d of April, I had been to market; I paid for some things I bought in Bishopsgate-street; I had 5s. or 6s. in a small box - when I came near Spitalfields' market , the prisoner stood there with two men and a woman; I had to pass by them - when I wanted my money to pay for something in the market I found that my box was gone; I suspected that one

of them had got it; I challenged the prisoner, and said"O, dear, this man has got my box;" he denied it, and said"You are mistaken, and you may search me if you please;" he walked away very deliberately, and I followed him; just as he got to the end of Magpie-alley I met my son and told him - he went and fetched him back - I knew him to be the same man.

Cross-examined by Mr. CRESWELL. Q. Spitalfields' market is a great place? A. Yes; it is, and a great many people go there - I did not feel the prisoner's hand in my pocket.

JEREMIAH WHITE . I am the prosecutrix's son - I met her near Magpie-alley, and she said some man had robbed her - a boy said he would point him out; I followed and came up with the prisoner at the end of Church-street; I took him by the arm, and said "You are wanted;" he said "Who wants me;" I said "A woman, and you'll see her presently;" when I got back to my mother, she said "That is the man."

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-71

969. WILLIAM HARRIS was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of April , 1 shirt, value 6s.; 1 dickey, value 6s., and 1 gown, value 8s., the goods of John Lewis Bathgate , from the person of Jane Bathgate .

JANE BATHGATE. I am twelve years old, and live with the prosecutor. On the 21st of April, at a quarter to eight o'clock in the evening, I met with the prisoner at the corner of Marsham-street, Westminster ; my mother lives at No. 2, King-street - she gave me a bundle to carry, and I had a little child with me as well - the prisoner went before me and looked me in the face - he then walked behind me, and by my side; the child had the bundle - he took it away from her, and ran away with it; I put down the child and ran after him - he was taken, and I got the bundle again; it contained a shirt, a night shirt, and a white gown; I knew him to be the same person when he was brought back.

MARY BATHGATE . I am the wife of John Lewis Bathgate. On the 21st of April I gave the bundle to the last witness to take to my sister's, to have the things ironed - she lives in Wilkes'-street - she took two of my children with her - the property produced is mine.

WILLIAM ATKINSON . I am a stationer. I heard a cry of Stop thief! - I saw the prisoner running with a bundle under his arm; I pursued him until I saw him throw down the bundle, which another person picked up - the bundle produced is the same.

ROBERT GREENHILL . The prisoner was brought to me, and I took charge of the bundle.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260511-72

970. GEORGE JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , 1 handkerchief, value 5s., the goods of William Carlton , from the person of Jane Carlton .

WILLIAM CARLTON. I am coachman to the Right Hon. the Chancellor of the Exchequer . This affair happened on the 2d instant in the Treasury-yard , about ten minutes after twelve o'clock; I was cleaning myself to go out with the carriage; an alarm was given that my child was taken out of the yard; the prisoner persuaded another little girl to leave her; the child wore the same handkerchief round her neck as she wears now - her name is Jane.

HANNAH HUNT . I am a servant out of place. I knew this little girl before this happened; I saw her at play in the yard - she had this handkerchief about her neck - this was about half-past eleven o'clock - she is four years old- as soon as I heard the child was lost I ran through the Treasury-passage into the park, and then through the Horse-guards; I turned into Whitehall, when I saw the prisoner standing on some steps with the child hid behind him; the handkerchief was taken from her neck, and lay by her side; it had been previously tied as it is now - the Treasury-yard is more than twenty yards from where I found the prisoner; the alarm was given in every direction that the child was stolen; I seized hold of the prisoner and held the child.

MARY HALLIDAY . I know Jane Carlton, and saw her at play in the Treasury-yard on the 2d of May - my parents live there, and I saw the prisoner there; he was standing close by us - we were all playing together - at that time she had the handkerchief round her neck - the prisoner asked me to go and see what o'clock it was; I told him I had my little brother to attend to; he said, I might take him with me; when I said I was not willing to go, he said he would give me a half-penny; so I went and left the little girl - I had a suspicion, and I watched him as long as I could - he got off the stone, and went down some steps; I went and asked a lady what o'clock it was - I then went back, and the prisoner and the little girl were both gone; I ran to see if Jane was up stairs; I told them every thing; I went and told her mother.

WILLIAM CARLTON re-examined. I think it is sixty yards from where the prisoner was found, to where the child had been at play; he had got the child on some dark steps in a dark part of the passage; when I went down I met Miss Hunt bringing the prisoner by force; the child said "Father, the man took my handkerchief" - she cried at the time - she said the prisoner said he took it off to put some cakes in; the place was so dark and retired where he had got the child, that he might have completely stripped her unobserved.

GUILTY . Aged 24.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260511-73

971. JAMES WOOTTON was indicted for embezzling, on the 1st of April , 25 sovereigns, the property of Valentine Cook and others, his partners .

The prisoner pleaded. GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-74

972. MARY ANGEL was indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , 8 yards of ribbon, value 2s. , the goods of Thomas Bass .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-75

Middlesex Cases, Fourth Jury,

Before Mr. Common Serjeant.

973. HENRY ORANGE , HENRY ROYAL , and ISAAC JACOBS were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of April , 1 necklace, value 4s., the goods of James Thompson , from the person of Charles Thompson .

ELIZABETH CROWTHER . I am nurse to Mr. James Thompson, of Hollaway. His son Charles, who is not four

years old, was under my care - on the 8th of April I went out at ten o'clock in the morning, to take a little girl to school; I went and put Charles and Catherine into the garden in front of the house - Charles then had the necklace on; he went down the steps into the garden - I went up stairs to put my boots on, and when I came down my mistress told me to go and pay a bill; I saw Charles come up out of the garden without the necklace - this was about ten minutes after I had seen him with it; I heard that three gentlemen had taken the necklace - I went out and saw two of these persons running - they made a stop - I did not see them taken.

THOMAS BRENT . I am a constable of Highgate. On Saturday, the 8th of April, about twenty minutes before eleven o'clock, Mr. Boston gave me information - I took the prisoners at the Green Dragon public-house soon afterwards; I seized Royal as he came up to the house, and pushed him into the tap-room - the landlord and the other young man pushed in the other two prisoners - the landlord said "Here is the row of beads;" they were then on the floor; I do not know who they fell from.

Cross-examined. Q. How far is this public-house from where the beads were taken? A. About a mile and a half - I cannot say they were not on the floor before - several persons had been there before.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-76

974. JOSEPH CLARK PURDUE was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , 1 seal, value 4s.; 2 watch-keys, value 2s., and part of a watch-chain, value 4s., the goods of Joseph Faulding , from his person .

JOSEPH FAULDING. I live in John-street, Spa-fields, and am a surgeon . I was in St. John-street on the 3d of May, about eleven o'clock at night; a person came and told me of the prisoner, and took the watch-chain from his breast; there was a seal and two keys hanging to it; he ran away - I pursued, and did not lose sight of him. I saw him thrown down and stopped - I did not see the things taken from him.

Cross-examined by Mr. PRENDERGAST. Q. Were you not intoxicated? A. I was not so drunk but I could see what I was about. I was walking steadily home; I had been at a public-house, where I had a bottle of wine, a glass of brandy, and one glass of brandy and water, of which three of us drank; we came out of the house about eleven o'clock, and my companions went up Holborn, and left me; we were not turned out of the house - there was no disturbance; some of the party sung, but I was unacquainted with them. I was robbed just by the house; there were several persons passing, and I might have spoken to some of them - when I came out I did not go to a cook-shop door with those persons - if I was at the door they might have come up to me, but I did not notice that there was a cook-shop; I cannot undertake to say I had not lost them before - I did not take notice of any persons near me, but I was pushed against another man. I am quite certain I ran after the right person with my chain - I had seen him in the public-house, and knew his features well - I was not in company with him; I did not know the prisoner was near me; I might have spoken to him in the house, but not afterwards. I did not speak to him and two or three other persons in the street, before I was robbed. I do not recollect calling at a cook-shop - I will not swear I did not.

COURT. Q. Did you mention before the Magistrate that the person who took it had been in the public-house? A. I believe not - I was not asked the question. I had not known him before he was in the public-house; he had sung a song there.(Property produced and sworn to).

JOSEPH PRICE . I am a patrol. On the 3d of May I was on duty in Cow-cross-street, between eleven and twelve o'clock; I heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw the prisoner running - he passed me, and was stopped in Cow-cross, by two young men, who were standing near Sharp's alley; they threw him on the ground. While I was taking him to the watch-house I saw the prosecutor. I found these seals about an hour afterwards, on the spot where the prisoner was when he was on the ground - no other persons were there but those who threw him down.

Cross-examined. Q. Was there not a general confusion, and a great many people running? A. There were some other persons there. I do not know the two men who stopped the prisoner - I was very near him when he was stopped. The prosecutor was not perfectly sober.

COURT. Q. You say there was a general confusion and several people? A. Yes. I saw the prosecutor running after the prisoner, but the prisoner was first - I am quite sure he was before any other person.

RICHARD LYON . Between eleven and twelve o'clock on the night in question, I went to the cook-shop for 1 1/2lb. of beef sausages - there were ten or twelve persons there; some of them were very respectable - the prosecutor was one; when I came out I saw him and some others pass me; I turned my head, and saw the prisoner was one; there was a great shout and noise. I turned round by the oyster-shop - the prosecutor ran up against me, and nearly knocked me down - he sang out Stop thief! I saw the prisoner there, running, and several persons cried Stop thief! I took no notice of them, and they dispersed.

Cross-examined. Q. Did you see the prosecutor in the cook-shop? A. Certainly I did; there were several persons in company - I cannot say how many; the prosecutor was there when I went in, and staid about two minutes; there were a number of persons running all ways - they appeared in sport.

COURT. Q. Were they all laughing together at the time the cry of Stop thief! was raised? A. Yes - the prosecutor did not say, in my presence, that he had lost his watch chain.

Prisoner's Defence. I came out of the house - it was late, and I was in a hurry; there were a great many persons on the stones; I ran down Cow-cross, because I thought the door would be shut - there was a cry of Stop thief! and two gentlemen came and knocked me down.

The prisoner received a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Recommended to Mercy, on account of his character.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-77

975. THOMAS SCARDEFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 4s., the goods of Richard Nicholls , from his person .

RICHARD NICHOLLS. I was in Palace-yard gateway , about twenty minutes before twelve o'clock in the morn

ing of last Sunday; I felt something at my pocket, and put my hand to my pocket - I missed my handkerchief; I turned round, and saw the prisoner in the custody of the two witnesses - he had my handkerchief in his breast; I had it not two minutes before I entered the gateway.

GEORGE ALDERSON . I was going into the gateway, and saw the prisoner attempt the prosecutor's pocket - I followed him, and before he had hardly got into the gateway he got the handkerchief out, and put it into his breast - I took it from him, and in attempting to take another person, who was with him, I dropped it.

JOSEPH PRICE . I was with Alderson. I saw the prisoner take the handkerchief, and put it into his breast.

Nine witnesses gave the prisoner a good character.

GUILTY . Aged 17.

Recommended to Mercy. Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-78

976. CHARLOTTE CALLOW was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of April , 2 blankets, value 9s., and 1 sheet, value 2s. , the goods of Samuel Trott .

ELIZABETH TROTT . I am the wife of Samuel Trott - we live in Spring-garden-place, Pimlico . I let a furnished room to the prisoner, at 5s. per week; another person took it for her first - she lodged in it; she staid ten weeks, and went away on the 11th of April, with a large bundle. I followed her to the Water-works public-house - she came out again with the bundle, and I followed her to the Coach and Horses public-house, with these two pillows behind her. I asked how she came to take my things, and she said she did not. I then got the constable. The room had been taken in the prisoner's name, and she paid the rent for it, or caused it to be paid every Saturday morning, by Mrs. Smith, who fetched 14s. a week from her husband.

Prisoner. A person, who took the room, pawned the things - I did not. I was seven weeks in the room confined to my bed. Witness. She was ill, and Mrs. Smith assisted her, but on the 8th of April she said she was going to part with her.

FREDERICK KING . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Chelsea. I have two blankets and a sheet, pawned in the names of Cox and Smith, but I do not know by whom.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-79

977. HENRY CARNELL was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , 12lbs. of mutton, value 5s., the goods of Sarah Osborne , his mistress .

JAMES OSBORNE . I am the son of Sarah Osborne - she is a widow , and carries on the trade of a butcher , at Highbury . The prisoner was in her service - he was taken up on the 15th of April. I had cut up three sheep, and hung them, in six pieces, up in the shop; between nine and ten o'clock the night before they were all right - when I came down in the morning, between five and six o'clock one of them was gone - I went into the privy afterwards, and found it.

JOHN WHITTLE . On the 15th of April I saw the prisoner go into the privy, between six and seven o'clock, with something under his apron; I told Osborne of it, and he went and found the ribs of mutton there, between nine and ten o'clock.

THOMAS BRETT . I took the prisoner on another charge, and when I put him into the cage I went to Mrs. Osborne's for another article, which I found in her shop - she then told me of the mutton, and I told the prisoner of it; he denied any knowledge of it. I saw James Osborne take it out; I then told the prisoner so, and he said, "I had it, it is true - I put it there;" I asked what he meant to do with it - had he spoken to the person who had some other meat of him - he said he should have spoken to him first; that was all he said. I saw Osborne take it from a hole in the privy.

Prisoner's Defence. I told them I knew nothing about it.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-80

978. WILLIAM DUNT was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , 1 shilling, 1 sixpence, 1 penny, and 1 half-penny, the monies of Ann Lord , his mistress .

ANN LORD. I am a widow . The prisoner was in my service between nine and ten months. On the 3d of May, about twelve o'clock, I put a shilling, a sixpence, six half-pence, and three penny pieces into the till in my shop. I am a fruiterer , and live in South Audley-street ; about five o'clock I left the prisoner at the counter - the till was locked - when I returned I found it unlocked, and I missed a shilling, a sixpence, a half-penny, and a penny piece - the prisoner was then up stairs, and I went for the officer. I had accused the prisoner of it, and he said he had no money - he was then searched, and said he had a half-penny and penny, which were his own, but he denied the other; I did not see them found, but the officer asked if they were mine - he was taken to the watch-house. I went there in about a quarter of an hour - I then asked him where the silver was, and he said he had thrown it, in a white kid glove, down an area in Mount-street, next door to a plumber's; I went there, and a person brought the glove up, with this shilling and sixpence in it.

THOMAS CUNDLE . I am an officer. I searched the prisoner, and asked what money he had - he said none; I said I must see, and in his coat pocket I found a penny and a half-penny. I took this glove out of his pocket, and there was nothing in it; he afterwards took it, and put it into his pocket again; it was afterwards given to me by Mrs. Lord, with 1s. 6d. in it.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Recommended to Mercy. - Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18260511-81

979. ROBERT RADFORD was indicted for stealing, on 1st of April , 28lbs. of candles, value 12s.; 24ozs. of soap, value 3s., and 6 sticks of sealing-wax, value 1s. 6d. the goods of Benjamin Brecknell and Samuel Turner .

SAMUEL CLARKE . I am shopman to Benjamin Brecknell and Samuel Turner, wax-chandlers , of Tavistock-street - the prisoner was their porter , and left on the 25th March. I went with the constable to Bowling Green-lane, Clerkenwell, on the 25th of April, where I found a deal box, containing candles, wax, soap, and sealing-wax. We heard, by an anonymous letter, that the prisoner lodged there.

WILLIAM BOND . I went to No. 13, Bowling Green-lane, on the 25th of April; I received some information from a female in the two pair of stairs room, who said she was the prisoner's wife. I had no other reason to know it was his room.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-82

980. WILLIAM WARD was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , 8000 nails, value 8s.; 720 brass rings, value 25s.; 4 saucepans, value 8s.; 1 bread-basket, value 1s. 6d.; 4 flat-irons, value 2s.; 2 spittoons, value 1s. 6d.; 1 shovel, value 2s.; 3 locks, value 2s.; 3 hammers, value 2s.; 1 hatchet, value 1s.; 1 chopper, value 1s. 6d.; 1 pair of pinchers, value 1s.; 1 tub, value 1s.; 50lbs. weight of glue, value 16s., and 3 bags, value 1s., the goods of Robert Meacock , John Gibbons , and William White , his masters ; and HARRIET WATTS was indicted for, feloniously receiving 8000 nails, value 8s., and 720 brass rings, value 25s., part of the said goods, knowing them to have been stolen .

MR. BARRY conducted the prosecution.

WILLIAM WHITE. I am in partnership with Robert Meacock and John Gibbons. Ward was our porter - he had been so upwards of ten months. In consequence of information I got an officer from Marlborough-street, and went to the stable, where I found Ward; I said "William, I have something serious against you" - he said,"Me, Sir; me, Sir?" I said, "You have been robbing me"- he said, "Yes, of a few tacks." The officer then said,"Do you mean to deny the rings;" he paused a moment, and then said, "A few rings." I then went to a marine-store shop, in Peter-street; we saw a man there; I searched the shop, and found a quantity of glue and some other things, which I believed were mine, but being out of the papers I could not swear to them; I went to Ward's lodgings the same evening, and found this bread-basket, this shovel, a navigator's tool, and four sancepans, which have our marks on them. I never gave them to him.

Cross-examined by Mr. CRESWELL. Q. Do you deal largely in such articles? A. Yes; and most things we sell have our marks upon them. I cannot swear that I had not sold these articles.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Then you found this glue? A. Yes; and this bag that had come with it, but I cannot swear I had not sold it. I have related the whole of the conversation I had with Ward.

THOMAS CLEMENTS . I am an officer. On the 18th of April, between ten and eleven o'clock, I met the prisoner Watts in Poland-street - I did not see her come out of any house; I had some suspicion of her reticule basket, and asked her what she had got in it; she hesitated a moment, and then said some rings, which she had bought of a woman, for 7s.; I then opened the basket, and saw a cloth, tied up with some papers, which seemed to be papers of nails; I said, "Here is something besides rings;" she said"I gave 7s. for them altogether." I then took her to the office; she was committed till that day week - I inquired at different ironmongers; among the rest I went to the prosecutors, where I received information, and left word for Mr. White to come to the office - he came; I we got a search warrant, and went to Watt's residence, in Peter-street; we searched, and found a quantity of glue behind the counter, in two baskets; the prosecutor claimed it, and I brought it away; there were some other articles, which he would not swear to; I then went to the stables in Nag's Head-yard, where I found Ward dressing a horse; Mr. White, who was with me, said to him, "William, I have something serious against you;" he said, "What is that, Sir?" Mr. White said, "Oh! we know all about it - do not you know what your wife sold this morning" - he said,"It was only a few tacks, or nails," nails I think he said - I said, "Do you mean to deny that there were some rings?" he said, "Yes, a few rings too." I then took him into custody. I went to his lodgings in Poland-street, and found these articles - some of which have a mark upon them.

Mr. WHITE. I know these nails by the papers they are tied up in.

Mr. CRESWELL. Q. Can you swear that these are the identical papers they were tied up in? A. Yes - they were tied up and marked on the 18th of April, by a person who had not been in our employ before. The things are worth above 30s.

Mr. PHILLIPS to THOMAS CLEMENTS. Q. You say this woman said she bought them of a woman? A. Yes; she might have carried away other things; it was in broad day. I told Ward his wife had sold them, because Watts said she bought them of a woman. I did not see Watts at their lodgings, but in the same street. I found nothing at Watts' house which the prosecutor could swear to.

CAROLINE WEEBLE . My husband is a publican - we live at No. 40, Poland-street, at the Pantheon coffee-house - Ward has lodged with me twelve months - he is married, and his wife lived with him; I have seen Watts several times - she came on the 11th of March, to see Mrs. Ward, who was then confined; she had been sent for on that account; I saw her with a reticule basket in her hand.

Mr. CRESWELL to THOMAS CLEMENTS. Q. Have you been to any solicitor on this business? A. No; I drew the brief myself.

Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. And did you receive any payment for it? A. No - I did it for nothing. The prosecutor's is a respectable firm. I was requested last night to do it.

Mr. BARRY to Mr. WHITE. Q. Have you promised him any thing for doing it? A. No.

Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. How came he to do it? A. It was too late last night to get an attorney, and he said he would draw up a short brief; I wanted to employ counsel, and he said "We must get up a short brief," or I did - I cannot say which. I rather think I asked Mr. Plank to do it, and he said it was in very good hands. I did not give him any instructions - he had attended at the office. I suppose I am to pay him as an officer - he gave me the brief to look over, and then I put it into my pocket. I brought it to you this morning, and you said you were engaged in the case.

WARD'S Defence. I know nothing about it.

WARD - GUILTY . Aged 27.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

WATTS - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-83

SECOND DAY. FRIDAY, MAY 12.

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

981. JOHN PEAKE was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , 1 bed, value 3l. 10s.; 1 bolster, value 10s.; 2

pillows, value 14s., and 2 tea-caddies, value 6s., the goods of Henry Living , in a lodging-room .

The Prisoner pleaded GUILTY . Aged 15.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-84

982. GEORGE MARCHBANK was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , 1 jacket, value 3s., the goods of William Robert Jewell ; 1 waistcoat, value 1s. 6d.; 1 pair of trousers, value 1s. 6d., and 1 ring, value 1s. , the goods of Roderick Mckenzie .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-85

983. THOMAS JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , 21 yards of printed cotton, value 15s. , the goods of George Herbst Howes .

GEORGE HERBST HOWES. I am a linen-draper , and live in the City-road . About ten o'clock on the 24th of April this printed cotton hung in the lobby of my shop - I did not miss it till the officer came. I went to Worship-street next morning, where I saw it, and swore to my shop mark on it.

Prisoner. Q. Has not every shop in London the same mark? A. No, I suppose not; but I can swear to the writing.

ROBERT TERRY . On the 24th of April I saw the prisoner, in company with two other persons, walking by Mr. Howes' door - his companion went to the door, and took hold of the print; the prisoner took it, and put it into his apron. I went and took him with it.

Prisoner. Q. Did you make any alarm? A. No. I went and took you as you were going to Finsbury-market, about three minutes walk from the place; the other two went away in different directions - if I had made an alarm the prisoner might have escaped.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-86

984. JOHN RONALD was indicted for embezzlement .

WILLIAM WINKS . I am a baker . The prisoner was in my service, and was entrusted to receive money for me. - On the 7th of March I gave him Newman's bill, which was 3l. 11s.; he brought me 3l. 10s., and said she had left the balance unpaid - he had not left my service.

ELIZABETH NEWMAN . I deal with Winks. On the 7th of March I paid the prisoner 3l. 11s.

NOT GUILTY .

985. JOHN RONALD was again indicted for a like offence .

WILLIAM WINKS. The prisoner remained in my service till the 26th of April; he never paid me 4s. 6d. on account of Mrs. Turner, on the 3d of April ; he settled other accounts with me every day - I asked him several times about Mrs. Turner's, and he said she was out at work, and he had not seen her.

ELIZABETH TURNER . I paid the prisoner four shillings and one sixpence, on the 3d of April, on account of Mr. Winks.

Prisoner. Q. Can you swear that there were four seperate shillings and a sixpence? A. I paid him some shillings, but there might be 6d. of copper. I am sure there was not 1s. worth of copper.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-87

986. JOSEPH RINGE was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , 1 coat, value 10s., the goods of George Starkins Wallis , his master .

GEORGE STARKINS WALLIS. I keep a livery-stable in Whitechapel . The prisoner was hostler there. On the 20th of April, between twelve and one o'clock, I looked into a chaise for a coat, which I had seen safe about eleven o'clock - I afterwards found it in a straw-loft over the stable, in which the prisoner works; I cut two notches in the bottom of it, and left it there. I went there again about half-past six o'clock in the evening, and the coat was removed; he was not in the loft then, but I had heard him there a short time before. I got an officer, and we took the prisoner as he left the yard; I asked him for the coat which he had taken out of the chaise - he denied all knowledge of it at first, but afterwards said he was very sorry - that he deserved any punishment, but hoped I would spare him, on account of his wife, and he would show me where it was - he then went to the loft, removed five or six trusses of straw, and gave the coat out; he had lived with me about seven months, and conducted himself with great propriety.

WILLIAM FOSTER . I am an officer. I went and took the coat and the prisoner.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I said I knew nothing at all about it - my master said, "You had better own it;" I then went into the loft, and gave it to them; there are a great many persons go into the loft besides me.

GEORGE STARKINS WALLIS re-examined. I told him he had better inform me where it was, as I had evidence where it was.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260511-88

987. MATTHEW NORMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of April , 3lbs. weight of bacon, value 1s. 5d. , the goods of Henry Harben, the younger , and Henry Harben, the elder .

GEORGE SHARPE . I am shopman to Henry Harben, the younger, and Henry Harben, the elder, cheesemongers , of High-street, St. Giles's . On the 21st of April we lost a piece of bacon, which had been in the window a few minutes before eight o'clock.

FRANCIS REYNOLDS . I saw the prisoner and another boy passing the window, and looking in several times - the other boy took the bacon, and gave it to the prisoner; they ran off - I pursued, and took the prisoner.

GUILTY . Aged 9.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18260511-89

988. THOMAS GILMORE was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , 1 pair of shoes, value 9s. , the goods of Thomas Dunn .

HENRY HOPKINS . I am apprentice to Mr. Thomas Dunn, a shoe-maker , of Shoreditch ; these lady's shoes are his; I made them - the other pair is his; they have all

the shop mark on them - I had not seen them on the 12th of April.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Is your master here? A. No. I never saw the prisoner at all.

HENRY GIBBS . I am apprentice to Mr. Dunn. I can swear to these shoes; I saw them safe about seven o'clock on the evening of the 12th of April, hanging just by the door post. I missed them at half-past seven; I saw them the next day, when the officer, Thompson, brought them.

Cross-examined. Q. Were they hanging outside the shop? A. No; they were by the door post, inside - they were two or three inches within the shop; the prisoner cut them down; we had a good many shoes of the same make, but had not sold any that week.

COURT. Q. He cut them down? A. Yes, and left the piece of string on the nail - they were all fastened with one string.

THOMAS THOMPSON . I am a Bow-street patrol. On the 12th of April, a little before eight o'clock, I was in Whitecross-street, and saw the prisoner with this parcel, tied in this handkerchief; he was going to Playhouse-yard - I crossed over to him, and said Stop! he stopped; I said, "What have you got under here?" he said, "You know" - I said it was impossible I should know; he said,"They are two pair of shoes, Tom;" I said "Where did you get them?" he said he bought them of a man in the street.

Cross-examined. Q. How far was this from the shop? A. About a mile.

WILLIAM HOWARD . I was with Thompson - what he has said is correct.

HENRY GIBBS . There is one pair of these shoes dirty; I let them fall as I put them out that morning - we had others marked in the same way.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-90

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

989. JAMES JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , 1 umbrella, value 20s. , the goods Francis Moore .

WILLIAM LOCKYER . I live with Mr. Moore, of St. Martin's-court . About seven o'clock in the evening of the 25th of April I saw the prisoner near the shop; he looked in, and I suspected him. I went to the back of the shop, and saw him take this umbrella from another, to which it was attached by a bit of string, and hung in the window; I saw him put it down, look round, and then take it away; I ran out, and the constable, who had been watching him, had just stopped him.

Cross-examined by Mr. ADOLPHUS, JUN. Q. These were in the window, for people to look at, and to handle? A. Yes, but he took it off the hook; I saw him in custody in two or three minutes - he appeared to be in liquor. The place is much frequented - he might have been seen by twenty or thirty other persons. It has Mr. Moore's name inside - he did it quite openly, as a man takes his own umbrella.

COURT. Q. Is it an usual course of dealing for people to ask the price, or to walk off without asking? A. They generally ask the price.

JOHN GROOM . I am a constable. I was passing the court about seven o'clock, and saw the prisoner take this umbrella from a hook - he put it down by the side of the stall-board, then took it, and walked away with it. He certainly was drunk.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-91

990. STEPHEN LANGLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 27th of April , 1 pair of shoes, value 4s. , the goods of Thomas Dunn .

ELIZABETH DUNN . I am the wife of Thomas Dunn, a shoemaker , of Shoreditch . On the 27th of April, between seven and half-past seven o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner and two other lads at the corner of the window; the prisoner walked past the window, put his hand inside the shop, and took the shoes - I called Stop thief! he let them fall, and I took them up - he had taken them just off the step - he did not come into the shop.

HENRY GIBBS . I am an apprentice to Mr. Dunn. I was sent after the prisoner - I went out, and saw him running; I cried Stop thief! caught him, and brought him back - he said he begged my mistress' pardon, and would never do so again.(Property produced and sworn to).

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Whipped and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18260511-92

991. JAMES FRAZER and JOHN WILLIAMS were indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , 1 hamper, value 3s., and 500 eggs, value 30s. , the goods of Richard Ward .

THOMAS CAMP . I am a watchman. On the 2d of May, about twenty minutes before twelve o'clock at night, I was on duty in the New-road, near the Angel, at Islington, about two hundred yards from Mr. Ward's house. I saw the two prisoners - Williams, to the best of my knowledge, had the hamper, and the other was close behind him; I followed them, and he put the hamper into a sort of dust bin - they had not opened it. I found Mr. Ward's lad in pursuit of them - they did not say any thing about it.

Prisoner WILLIAMS. Q. Could you see me carrying the hamper? A. Yes, and I found him in the place.

RICHARD WARD. I am a cheesemonger , and live in St. John-street-road . This hamper was missing from my door; I had seen it a minute before it was taken; it stood on the grating in front of my shop, which I was white-washing, after my customers were all gone - the eggs were all smashed - he had thrown it down, without knowing what was in it.

WILLIAMS' Defence. I had never seen this man in my life; I went into this place, and slept ever since nine o'clock, on some straw.

FRAZER'S Defence. I was going up the road, and saw a disturbance - the watchman took hold of me, and said I was one of them.

FRAZER - GUILTY . Aged 19.

WILLIAMS - GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-93

992. JAMES JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , 5 hats, value 27s. , the goods of Rachael Sophia Austin .

ROBERT AUSTIN . I live at Uxbridge , with my mother, Rachael Sophia Austin, who is a hatter - she is a widow , and carries on business alone. On Friday, the 28th of April, I was sitting in an inner room; I heard a noise, and went into the shop, but no one was there; I went into the street, but saw no one with hats - I then returned, and missed five hats from the shop, which I had seen about an hour before, on a shelf, about half a yard from the ground - no one could have taken them without coming into the shop - I could not go out again then, but when my brother returned I sent him to inquire - he came back, and said two men were in custody; I then went to the public-house, and found the prisoner and another person there - I saw the hats next morning.

JOHN BIRCH . I am headborough of Uxbridge. About a quarter past nine o'clock on this evening I was standing at my door - my father came, and told me a man was going along with some hats; I went after him, but lost sight of him - I then returned to tell Mr. Austin, and while I was there the prisoner came by the door - I followed, and took him with another man; I handcuffed them, and was taking them to the cage, but when we got half way down the town the prisoner said, "Let me stop at this corner," which I did - he then ran off; I pursued, and took him. The other person was discharged by the Magistrate.

JAMES BIRCH . I was in a draper's-shop - the prisoner came in to inquire about some needles - we could not agree, and he went out; I followed, and saw him look into a watch-maker's - he then went to Mrs. Austin's, the hatter; I crossed, went into the market-house, and watched him from under the coaches. I saw him put up his hand, and take first one hat, and then another - he put them under his coat; I followed, and saw my son at the door - I told him of it; the prisoner got away then, but was taken afterwards.

JAMES FLETCHER . I am a plumber and glazier, and live at Uxbridge. I found these hats in an orchard.

RICHARD ASHLEE . I saw a man cross the road with two or three hats under his arm - he appeared like the prisoner - he had another person with him.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I hope you will have mercy upon me.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-94

993. CHARLES WIBLEY was indicted for stealing, on the 14th of April , 1 brass fender, value 30s. , the goods of Thomas Thorpe Fallows .

THOMAS THORPE FALLOWS. I am an ironmonger , and live in Picket-street, Temple-bar, in the County of Middlesex. The prisoner came to my house on the morning of the 14th of April, to look at some fenders - he selected one, and some fire-irons, which were to go to his wife, for her inspection; I came into the shop while he was there - I showed him two or three - he selected one, which I sent, with two sets of fire-irons, by my porter, to his wife, to look at, and to return the money for those she kept - it was some where in Princes-street, Westminster - he was directed not to part with them without the money; the prisoner was present when I gave that direction, and, I believe, heard it.

Q. Had you sold him the goods and parted with them? A. No. My porter went with them, and was not to part with them without the money. The prisoner was a stranger to me - I should not have entrusted him.

JOHN DONOVAN . I am porter to Mr. Fallows. I saw the prisoner in the shop on the 14th of April; my master directed me to take this fender and fire-irons with the prisoner, and to receive 3l. 2s. 6d. or 2l. 12s. 6d., according to which set of irons was kept - he told me to bring the money back; the prisoner heard that. I then went with the prisoner, and he took me to King-street. Westminster, then to Princes-street, where we went into a public-house, and he called for a pot of porter; I took some of it - he then took up the goods, and said he would take them up to the lady, to see which she would have, but he went out of the house the back way; I had some suspicion, and asked the landlord if he lived there; he said, No - I then went out, and saw him running with the goods; I cried Stop thief! he threw them into the street, and was taken.

Prisoner. Q. Did you say I took the things up stairs? A. You said you would - I did not give you leave to take them; you said you would take them to show the lady, and instead of that you took them out.

THOMAS COX . I was going up Princes-street, and heard the cry of Stop thief! I turned round, and saw the prisoner running, with a fender under his arm; I followed, and saw him throw it down at the top of Great Queen-street - I caught him shortly afterwards.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260511-95

994. THOMAS TURNER was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , 1 basket, value 1s., and 26 glass bottles, value 4s. , the goods of John Butter .

The Prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-96

995. JAMES SMITH was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of April , 20lbs. of lead, value 2s. 6d., the goods of John Stevens Pretty , and fixed to his dwelling-house .

SAMUEL JAMES FARDOE . On the evening of the 17th April I was placed in a garret belonging to Mr. Pretty, in the house adjoining that in which the prisoner lived - Mr. Bales lives in the house - between nine and ten o'clock at night I saw the prisoner come from his house, and cut the lead from the gutter of the house which I was in; I ran to my master, Mr. Tanner, and told him immediately - he came and placed me at the back door in case the prisoner should come out there, but he did not; he was taken shortly afterwards, but I do not know by whom - the lead had been all right before, and fixed in a proper way.

JOSEPH STEPHEN TANNER . I am a builder. This was a finished house, and belonged to John Stevens Pretty - George Bales lives in it; the prisoner's father lives in the next house; the lead had been taken from his father's house, and some from the other some time before - on the morning of the 17th of April we saw some more of the lead loosened, and, thinking it would be taken in the evening, we placed the witness to watch - he came and told

me he had seen the prisoner cut the lead; I then went and put him at the back door and went up stairs, where I saw the prisoner setting on the parapet wall with the lead at his feet; I asked him to come in, which he did, and he was taken to the watch-house; there were some knives found in the gutter.

JOHN STEVENS PRETTY. I am landlord of the houses. The prisoner's father lived in one - George Bales lived in the one from which the lead was taken.

GEORGE GOODLUCK . I am a neighbour of Mr. Pretty's. I was called on to assist in taking the man; I went and found him in the gutter; I brought him into the room, but no knife was found on him; I asked him where the knife was, and he said he supposed he had thrown it over the gutter; I then went out, and found those two knives, this piece of iron, and this other piece of lead.

GEORGE WILMOT . I am a headborough. The prisoner was brought to the watch-house with this property.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-97

996. JOHN LOWE was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of April , 1 half-crown; 2 shillings, and 5 sixpences , the monies of William Moxey .

WILLIAM COLE . I live with Mr. William Moxey, a baker , of Hebrew-street . On the 29th of April, about two o'clock in the afternoon, I was coming into the shop from the street, and saw the prisoner at the till, inside the counter - the till was open, and his hand was in it; as soon as he saw me he came away from the counter, and put his hand, which had been in the till, into his pocket; I asked what he was doing there; he said he came for a penny loaf - he then said he had been getting the money out of the till; I felt in his breeches pocket, and found two shillings, one sixpence, and one half-crown; I called the maid up directly.

LOUISA CLARKE . I live with Mr. Moxey. I had put some money into the till about five minutes before, and left the shop; our apprentice soon after came in and called me; I saw 2s. on the counter, which the prisoner said he had got for holding a horse; I asked if he had any more; he said No; I told him I was confident he had, as I had just put half-a-crown into the till; I knew nothing of him.

JOHN COLES . I am a constable. I produce the money.

Prisoner. I did not take it.

GUILTY . Aged 9.

Judgment respited.

Reference Number: t18260511-98

997. JAMES DAVIS was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April, 1 watch, value 20s. , the goods of David Stevenson .

JOHN EVANS . I am servant to David Stevenson, who keeps a coal-shed in the City-road . On the 12th of April, about a quarter before eight o'clock in the morning, I was in the back kitchen sorting potatoes; I heard a noise in the front kitchen, and saw the prisoner there, close against the fire place, and his hand up against the chimney-piece, where there was 4s. in copper, and where the watch had been hanging that morning, but it was then gone; I asked what brought him there - he made no answer, but bounced out of the house, five or six steps at a time; I ran after him, and saw the watch in his right hand, and a bit of the chain hanging out; he attempted to throw it over a fence, but it struck the fence and came into two pieces; I followed him, and cried Stop thief! - the constable was coming off duty and took him; I lost sight of him while he turned the corner; I picked up the watch; I am quite sure he is the man.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Are you not rather near sighted? A. I have had a blow on my eye with a stick; I did not pick up the watch immediately, because I ran after him; our coal shed was open, and the watch was hanging on a nail - I had not left the front kitchen more than two minutes - when I came into the kitchen he did not stop half a second, but bounced out.

GEORGE WATERS . I am a headborough. On the 12th of April I was going along the City-road by Mr. Stevenson's house; I heard a cry, and saw Evans following the prisoner, who crossed over and passed me; he ran down Plummer-street, and threw down this umbrella; I followed him up Ebenezer-street, where a young man, named Harding, stopped him; as we were coming back we met Evans, who said "You villain, what did you do in the kitchen - what did you do with the watch;" we came back, and Evans took up the watch from under a wheel-barrow on the pavement - the case was parted from it.

DAVID STEVENSON. I went out on the 12th of April, and left Evans in my house - this watch was hanging over the front kitchen mantle-piece, where it usually does; I know it to be mine - the prisoner is quite a stranger, and had no right there.

Prisoner. I know nothing about it.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-99

998. JOSEPH LEAREY was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of May , 1 till, value 6d; 10 shillings, and 9 sixpences , the goods of John Newcomb .

SARAH AMELIA NEWCOMB . I live with my father, who keeps a milk shop in King-street, Golden-square . On the 8th of May, about a quarter past one o'clock, I heard a noise in the shop while I was in the room adjoining; I looked and saw the prisoner with the till in his hand - he was not then behind the counter - he set the till on the counter and ran away; I saw him again that afternoon, and am quite sure of his person, as I took such particular notice of him; I had not seen him before.

JOHN NEWCOMB. My daughter alarmed me: I came down and saw the prisoner just going out of the door - he ran as fast as he could; I followed and took him - I lost sight of him as he turned the corners of two or three streets - I am quite sure he is the person - there were no others running; I had been at my till half an hour before; I cannot say what was gone from it.

COURT. Q. Did you lose sight of him for a minute? A. No; not for half a minute; I noticed he had a hairy cap on when he went out, and no one in the street had one on but him.

THOMAS GOOK . I am an officer. I heard the alarm of Stop thief! - I saw the prisoner running, and the prosecutor after him - the prisoner had a cap on, and ran into a public-house.

GEORGE FRANCIS MORGAN . I was going along Carnaby-street. I heard the cry Stop thief! and saw the pri

soner run into a public-house - another little boy went to him, and he gave him something in a handkerchief, but I cannot say what; I told the officer.

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor came up to me in a croud - a woman said that is not the boy; I had come out of a public-house, and seeing a crowd went up to it, and was taken.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-100

999. ANN FIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , 4lbs. of bacon, value 2s. 6d. , the goods of Henry Harben the younger , and Henry Harben the elder .

GEORGE SHARPE . I am shopman to Henry Harben, jun. and Henry Harben, sen., cheesemongers , High-street, St. Giles's . I saw the prisoner brought back with this bacon; I do not know her; I had seen her before.

WILLIAM McGREGOR . I am a patrol of St. Giles's. On the 24th of April, about eight o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner looking about the prosecutor's shop; I stood at the corner of a street; I saw her put her hand up and take the bacon; I thought she was going to get it weighed in the shop, but she passed by and was walking away; I went across when she had got four or five doors off, and asked what she had got - she said nothing; I found this piece of bacon under her right arm.

GUILTY . Aged 59.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-101

1000. JOHN SANDERS was indicted for stealing, on the 3d of May , 1 pair of shoes, value 2s. 3d. , the goods of James Good .

JAMES GOOD. I am a shoemaker , and live in Whitecross-street, St. Luke's . I lost these shoes on the 3d of May - I had seen them safe in the window about half an hour before - a person could have taken them without coming into the shop - I am certain they are mine.

JAMES GOULD . I am a constable. I live opposite to Good. I saw the prisoner and another come and look into the shop - I saw them pass again - I was at dinner - I saw them run down an alley - I followed and saw the prisoner with something under his coat; I kept close to him - he threw down these shoes; I took them up, and he got away - I took them both afterwards, but the other was discharged by the Magistrate.

JOHN WARDROBE . I saw the prisoner run down the alley - he seemed to have a pair of shoes under his coat.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-102

1001. JAMES WINN was indicted for stealing, on the 15th of April , 1 pocket-book, value 1s., and 1 pencil case, value 5s., the goods of William Barton , from his person .

CAPTAIN WILLIAM BARTON. On Saturday evening, the 15th of April, I was at the Opera. I was sitting in the pit, about half way down on the left hand side of the railing, near the boxes - there was only the railing between me and the passage - I was attending to the ballet and felt something at my left hand coat pocket, which was close to the railing; I turned round, and saw the prisoner close to the rails; I put my hand to my pocket and found my pocket book still there; I was talking to Sir Thomas Croft , who was sitting on the bench before me - very shortly afterwards I felt something again at my pocket; I put my hand to my pocket and exclaimed "I have lost my pocket book;" Sir Thomas Croft heard it; I saw the prisoner next me, and I said to Mr. Littledale, a friend of mine, to whom I had been talking, "Look into that hat, (meaning the prisoner's) I am sure my pocket-book is in it;" I fancied I had seen his hand go from my pocket to his hat; I had distinctly seen something put into it; he had then moved about half a yard or a yard from where I had first seen him - he heard what I said; I got over the ballustrade, and Sir Thomas Croft said to the prisoner "Allow me, Sir, to look into that hat," seizing it at the same time, and I picked up my pocket-book close by where the prisoner was standing - there was a pencil case in it, but no money - I was sitting quite still when I felt, first, one snatch at my pocket, and then another - it was not possible for the book to have fallen from my pocket in the situation in which I found it - Sir Thomas Croft took the prisoner, and he was taken into custody.

Cross-examined by Mr. ADOLPHUS. Q. Was the house full? A. Yes; very full, and the passages were crowded as much as the seats - when the ballet is on the stage the people press upwards rather, and then the ballustrades are the only things that were between us - when the people are straining to see the ballet, it makes some impression on those who have seats; I believe every alternate seat has a back to it; I was about half way down; the pressure I felt the first time might have been from the crowd - the prisoner had the same pressure as others - he moved from his place - my book was in the pocket next the crowd; I made no observation the first time, but the second time I exclaimed "Good God, I have lost my pocket book;" the music was playing and the ballet was going on - the prisoner might not have heard me - he had his hat before him, and I saw something put into it - he was then parallel with me; I do not know whether there was any thing in his hat or not - he denied any knowledge of it.

COURT. Q. The rails do not extend all the way down? A. No; but there was a rail where I was sitting; I was close to the rail, but I cannot say whether my coat pocket was outside the rail or not; I had seen the prisoner standing there about five minutes.

JURY. Q. Did he attempt to make off, or did he keep his ground? A. When I saw him the second time he had removed about a yard.

SIR THOMAS ELMESLEY CROFT, BART. I am acquainted with the prosecutor - I was formerly in the same regiment with him; I was sitting on the left hand side of the pit on the night in question - at that part which is ballustraded; I was looking at the ballet when I heard Captain Barton say "Good God, I have lost my pocket book, look into that hat;" I was sitting on the corner of the seat before him; I knew the gentleman before me, I therefore saw there was no one to whom he could allude but the prisoner; I seized his hat as he was standing with his back to the boxes, and said "Allow me to look at that hat," and, without waiting for any reply, I took hold of it as he was holding it against him; he turned pale, and, as I took hold of it, I saw him shuffle this pocket-book out of the hat with his right hand, and it dropped at his feet; I took hold

of him by the collar - he made no resistance; I gave him to the officer; Captain Barton took up the book.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you see the book in his hand? A. I saw it shuffling out of his hat and he touched it, but I did not see it in his hand; I do not know whether there was a handkerchief in his hat, - I did not look into the hat, but I saw the book fall - there were many persons close to him, but I should think they were too much engaged looking at the ballet to notice him if he had taken the book from the pocket - no person said that they had seen him do any thing - this was during the dancing.

JOHN WEALE . I am an officer. I was on duty at the Opera house - the prisoner was given into my charge in the lobby; I searched him and found on him a gold watch and seals, two pocket handkerchiefs, and a purse with two sovereigns in one pocket, and in the other was some direction of a hair-dresser.(Property produced and sworn to).

Prisoner's Defence. I am entirely innocent of it - some person might have put it into my hat - my handkerchief was in it, and, in the pressure, my hat was doubled, which all persons who go there know to be the case; I never touched the garment of Captain Barton - if any person can say I did I will not say another word; if you find me guilty you will deprive a wife and three children of a husband and a father; I have heard of persons having things slipped into their pockets - there is no proof that I robbed him; I had my gloves on at the time; I do not mean to say the pocket-book could not have been put into my hat; I might have pulled out my handkerchief, and this little book might have fallen in.

JURY to SIR THOMAS EDMESLEY CROFT. Q. When you took the hat from him, was there any reluctance on his part to your having it? A. Yes; there was at first - he was holding it close against him with his two hands; when I took hold of his hat he partly quitted his hold of it.

Prisoner. Q. If any person wished to pass you, would not you have kept your hat up as closely as possible to let them? A. Yes; I should, but there was no one passing you at that time.

COURT. Q. Was there room for any other person to have passed? A. Yes; plenty of room; I swear I saw the book drop from the prisoner's hat.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260511-103

1002. JOHN LLOYD was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of April , 1 sovereign , the money of William Bunclark .

WILLIAM BUNCLARK. I am a servant . Between ten and eleven o'clock on Monday, the 17th of April, I was going to Long-acre. I came up from Winchester to see my sister, who was ill - the prisoner overtook me between the London Apprentice public-house and the Lying-in-hospital, in Old-street-road - he walked by my side, and a person two or three yards before him dropped a needle-case; I had not noticed that person before - the prisoner took up the case, opened it, and took out a needle and bodkin, and stuck them in his coat, and then took a pin from his coat and put it into the needle case - he then tapped me on the shoulder and said "I will have a joke with him" - he then walked up to the man and said, "My friend, you have dropped something;" he said "It is not of much consequence; it is only a needle-case with a couple of needles in it;" the prisoner then said "You are a saucy fellow, you do not care whether you have it or not I suppose? and I will lay you a quart of beer there is no needle in it;" the man then said,"I will lay you 2l. there are needles in it;" the prisoner said he had not 2l. with him, but if he would wait till he went home, he would go and get 2l.; the person said he could not wait, and the prisoner asked me if I had a sovereign I could lend him, as he could win 20l. of him - I told him I had not a sovereign, nor shilling, nor halfpenny, about me, which I had not - he then asked me if I would pawn my watch to lend him a sovereign - I hesitated a moment, but soon consented to go with him to Mr. Walker's, the pawnbroker, in Tabernacle-row, where I pawned my watch for a sovereign, which I lent him, and the prisoner said he would return me the money as soon as the bet was decided - when we got into the street there were two or three other persons assembled, and the prisoner said to the other man,"I will bet all the money I have, which is 3s., besides the sovereign" - a third person held the stakes, which the prisoner put into his hand, and the case was opened - a pin and a needle were both in it - as soon as the prisoner saw that he ran away, and I pursued him - the two persons near me attempted to hold me, but I got away, and followed the prisoner - the stake-holder was one who tried to stop me - a young man pointed out the way the prisoner had gone, and then a second person assisted in running, and a third person came and caught him as he was attempting to go into a house - I have never seen my sovereign again, nor the man who held it.

Cross-examined by Mr. BRODRICK. Q. What are you, a shepherd out of place? A. No; I was a gentleman's servant - I lived with a gentleman near Winchester - I served an apprenticeship to a clergyman in Devonshire. who was a farmer - the place where this happened is not a great thoroughfare - the prisoner did not speak to me before the case was dropped - I had not noticed the man who dropped it; I had no share in the bet myself; I did not take the stake-holder, because the prisoner had the money from me.

COURT. Q. You did not lend him the money to pay you when he could, but to be paid immediately? A. Yes; as soon as he had won the bet.

SAMUEL COLE . I am a broker, and live in Weller-street, Paul-street, Finsbury-square. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and saw the prisoner and another man pursuing him - the prosecutor called Stop thief! - I ran after the prisoner and desired him to stop - he said he had done nothing - I said "You must stop" - he said he would give me a sovereign to let him go - the prosecutor and another person then came up, and we went down the Curtain-road - the prisoner said he would make the young man's money up; we took him to the sign of the King John public-house, and he sent some person to get the money made up - the prosecutor then went and got an officer.

Cross-examined. Q. Then they took him without waiting to see if any person brought the money back? A. No; I was given to understand the money was brought to Worship-street - a woman came and brought the money with her, and offered to make it up.

THOMAS WALKER . I am a pawnbroker, and live in Tabernacle-row. I saw the prisoner and the prosecutor

come into my shop - the prosecutor received the money, and the prisoner paid for the ticket.

CHARLES HUGGINS . I am a watchman. I heard the cry of Stop thief! and assisted, in taking the prisoner - he bit me in the hand and kicked me - my leg is bad now with it, and he struck me near the temple.

JAMES HACKWELL . I am an officer. I assisted in taking the prisoner - he had been stopped before I came up.

Prisoner's Defence. I had not the least intention of robbing him - he lent me the sovereign, and I had 3s., which I likewise lost - when the prosecutor saw the man had won the wager he pursued me, and I told him if he would come with me I would return him the money.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-104

1003. ANDREW ONREE was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of the Honourable Anthony Ashley Cooper , commonly called Lord Ashley , from his person .

THE HONOURABLE LORD ASHLEY. On the 20th of April, about two o'clock, I was in Great Maddox-street, St. George's , and felt a pull at my right-hand coat pocket, which made me turn round, and I saw the prisoner endeavouring to get my handkerchief into his hand - he passed me, and ran in front. I know it to be my handkerchief - I had used it ten minutes before. I took him to the office.

WILLIAM READ . I am an officer of Marlborough-street. Lord Ashley brought the prisoner there, and gave me this handkerchief.

The prisoner pleaded distress.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Recommended to Mercy. - Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-105

1004. JAMES PHILLIPS , HENRY BONWICK , and HENRY HUTTON , were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of April , 25 garden pots, value 3s., and 14 plants, value 4s. , the goods of John Tipper .

JOHN TIPPER. I swore to these pots once, but then the plants were in full flower; my premises are in Mutton-lane, Mile-end Old-town . I have a small garden in the front of my house - I saw the pots safe on the Sunday night; I lost in the whole thirty-six pots, which were taken at three different times. Some were taken between Sunday night and Monday morning; there is a railing round the garden. I saw the plants again at Lambeth-street Office, but they were in flower. I took one as a sample of them - this was on Wednesday; I cannot swear to them now because the blossom is gone. I swore before the Magistrate, when the blossom was on - the pots there produced were those of which I was robbed - I knew them by the sticks, the strings, and the mould. There is one pot here which was never mine in my life.

COURT. Q. Look at this desposition - is the signature to it your hand-writing? A. Yes, but I did not understand the paper then. I cannot now say whether these were my pots or not; I did not swear to the pots before the Magistrate; if they have so put it down it is put down wrong - if I marked the pots I cannot swear to the marks, and I never will.

THOMAS GOODING . I am an officer. I attended at the examination, and heard the deposition read, which was made out by Mr. Harvey: it was read over to the prosecutor before he signed it; the pots which I have were marked by the prosecutor, with his own knife, with two notches, as they appear now - they are the same as were at the office.

JOHN TIPPER re-examined. It was after I left the Magistrate that I marked the pot.

THOMAS GOODING. They were marked in the office.

JOHN TIPPER. It was at the public-house, after I left. I will not swear to the mark - I cannot swear to them with a safe conscience - I cannot swear whether the stick is my cutting - I did not swear so before the Magistrate - I did not swear before the Magistrate that I knew the pots - I took a sample with me of the flowers, to compare with them.

Mr. SERGEANT ARABIN. Here, read part of the witness's deposition: - "I am positive the pots now produced were mine - I know them by the sticks, by the strings with which they are tied, and by the mould."

Witness. It is all made up.

COURT. Q. Why did you sign it? A. I did not hear it read.

JOSEPH ROBINSON . I belong to Bow-street. About half-past eleven o'clock on the 17th of April I met Bonwick with five pots - I asked where he got them from; he replied from his brother's garden, in Dog-row - I said,"Have you got the key?" - he said, "No, it is left open." I detained him.

JAMES BROWN . I belong to Bow-street, and was in company with Gooding and Robinson. I met Bonwick and Phillips in Baker's-row; when they saw me look at them they turned back, but I apprehended them. Phillips had four pots on his arm - I found a key in his pocket, which he said belonged to his house, in Robert's-place, Green-street, Spitalfields; I went there, and found a young woman - Gooding went up stairs, and there we found three other pots. Phillips' wife said to Hutton,"You got them, Harry, and you know from where;" as we were going to the watch-house he said something about Mutton-lane, which induced us to go there; we saw the prosecutor, who said he had lost fifty pots. Tipper said he could not swear to the plants, but he could to the pots and the sticks, because he cut them with his own knife. After he signed the deposition he marked the pots with his knife, and made two notches on them; he desired the publican, where they were left, to water them. Tipper has since declined to prosecute - when I went to him yesterday they would not open the door, but went up stairs to speak to me.

THOMAS GOODING. I was with the last witness - what he has said is true.

COURT to JOHN TIPPER. Q. Were those pots marked by you? A. I marked some pots, but I will not swear to these - any body might have marked them; they were marked in the public-house, and not in the office. At the time I marked them I knew them to be mine. I marked them, because the officers wished me. If I had had the care of

them ever since I could have taken my oath. I was rather tipsy at the time I marked them.

NOT GUILTY .

The prosecutor was committed to Newgate.

Reference Number: t18260511-106

1005. THOMAS HALL was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of April , 2 pewter pots, value 2s. , the goods of George Hambrook .

GEORGE HAMBROOK. I keep the Prince of Brunswick public-house, White Conduit Fields . I have lost a great many pots, and have seen the prisoner about several times.

JOHN HUGHES . I am a sawyer. On the 10th of April, between three and four o'clock, I was sitting in my house, and my landlady said, "A man has stolen a pot;" I went down, and my brother-in-law followed - we took the prisoner, and he gave up this pot; we let him go away, as he begged that we would: my landlady said he had another in his pocket, and when I saw Mr. Hambrook he desired me to stop him as soon as I saw him. I met him the next day, and took him to the office.

JAMES YORK . I am a sawyer. I and Hughes were sitting at tea, and the landlady said the man had stolen the pots.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner. It was nothing but distress that drove me to it.

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-107

1006. GEORGE DAVIDSON was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , 5lbs. weight of lamb, value 4s., and 2 loaves of bread, value 8d. , the goods of Maria Brown , widow .

JANE CHARD . I live opposite Mrs. Maria Brown. On Sunday morning, the 16th of April, about half-past six o'clock, I saw the prisoner get into her area, and get the bread and lamb, which he threw up to some man outside. I came down, and asked why the watchman was not there; the man who had received the things got away. The prisoner was taken the same day - I had seen him before - he lives in the neighbourhood.

SARAH FARROW . I live with Mrs. Brown - she is a widow. I left these articles in the safe on Saturday night, at twelve o'clock, and they were gone on Sunday morning.

HENRY RICHARD BUCKERIDGE . I am an officer of Mary-le-bone. The watchman told me the area had been robbed, about seven o'clock in the morning. I apprehended the prisoner about one o'clock the same day - I took him to Mrs. Chard, who said he was the man - he said he knew nothing about it.

Prisoner's Defence. I was not there at all.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-108

1007. JOHN BROWN was indicted for stealing, on 22d of April , 1 pair of shoes, value 5s. , the goods of Thomas Clark .

ALEXANDER CLARK . Thomas Clark (my brother) has taken a shop in High-street, Shadwell , and placed me there, merely as a servant. On the 22d of April the prisoner came into the shop, and asked to look at some shoes, at about 7s. - I took down three pairs from the window - he said they would not fit him; he then asked to look at some that were in a case, at the side of the shop; I said they were dearer - he said he did not mind that - he then looked at two of them, and said they would do if I would scratch the bottoms. I then showed him some others from a case at the bottom of the shop - he said they were too light, and he would have the other if I would scratch and clean them, and he would give me sixpence for my trouble - while I was doing that I saw him shuffle about, and put his hand to his back. I then went to put the shoes into the window, and missed a pair which I had brought from the case at the bottom of the shop. I seized him, and found them under his coat - he asked me to have something to drink, and said he would treat me with half-a-pint of anything I liked - brandy, rum, or gin; he then went away - I gave an alarm, and he was taken.

CHARLES TICKLE . I am an officer. I saw the prisoner running when I was about twelve yards off; I pursued him, and took him at the corner of Bluegate-fields. The witness said he had taken a pair of shoes, and he had taken them from under his coat. I searched him, but found nothing on him.

Prisoner's Defence. He is a false-swearing man - the pair of shoes I had I gave into his hand, and he said he would make an example of me; I gave him the shoes out of the chair; I never wear a coat. The shoes are not worth taking.

GUILTY . Aged 55.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-109

1008. MARTHA BRITTON was indicted for stealing, on the 9th of May , 1 pair of spectacles, value 8s. , the goods of Thomas Gregory .

THOMAS BROWN . I live with Thomas Gregory, who is a spectacle-maker . The prisoner came to our shop on the 9th of May, about two o'clock, for a pen and a sheet of paper; my master does not make a practice of selling them - she lives in the same street; she asked my mistress to try the pen for her; mistress went into the parlour, to dip it into the ink; I was at the end of the shop, and saw her stoop down while my mistress was in the parlour - I did not see her take anything, but when she was gone my master missed the spectacles.

THOMAS GREGORY. I am a spectacle-maker. I was in the parlour, and heard a woman come into the shop - she asked for a half-penny worth of paper and a pen. I had left a pair of spectacles on the counter - when the woman was gone I went to see for them, and they were missing. I went to Simmond's, the pawnbroker, and found her in the act of pawning them.

Prisoner. I was not going to pawn them - I picked them up from the ground - I thought I would use them, as my eyes began to fail me.

THOMAS GREGORY re-examined. I left them on the counter, and no person had entered the shop but this woman, from the time I left till I missed them - they were wrapped in a bit of paper.

GUILTY . Aged 55.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260511-110

1009. MARY JONES was indicted for stealing, on

the 29th of April , 1 sovereign, 3 half-crowns, 1 half-penny, and 1 farthing, the monies of James Truelove Batterson , from his person .

JAMES TRUELOVE BATTERSON. I am a carpenter . On the 29th of April, I had been at the pay-table, and did not receive my money till near twelve o'clock at night; as I was returning, about a quarter past twelve o'clock, and was near Adam and Eve-court, in Oxford-street , the prisoner came and asked me to take a walk with her; I refused her company, and said she was mistaken in the person - she again asked me to take a walk with her, or treat her with some halfpence; I said if she was in distress I would give her sixpence to go away. When we got to the corner of the court she took hold of me, and said she would suffer death before she would leave me, till she got the sixpence. I crossed to go to Poland-street - she then took hold of me again, and said, "The watchman is coming - I must go;" she then got away, and I missed my money - I followed her, and kept her in sight till Gook, the officer, came up. I had my money safe in my breeches pocket when she first came to me, for I had it in my hand not a moment before, in my pocket - I had hold of her arm when the officer came up; he asked what money she had got; she said, "No more than a few half-pence, which the young man has given me;" he then searched her hands, and took some money out of each hand.

THOMAS GOOK . I am an officer. I was called to take this woman - she was running, and the prosecutor after her - he appeared to be sober; he charged her with robbing him. I caught hold of her two hands, which were clenched, and said, "Now, what has she robbed you of?" he said, three half-crowns, a sovereign, a half-penny, and a farthing; I called a watchman, and gave him one of her hands to hold while I searched the other - she appeared to be in liquor - I found that money on her.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260511-111

1010. DANIEL SULLIVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 1st of April , 2 crowns, 6 half-crowns, and 2 shillings, the monies of John Sullivan , from his person .

JOHN SULLIVAN. I was at a public-house in Short's-gardens on the 1st of April, with two of my work-mates; the prisoner was there, and one of my work-mates knew him; we drank to him. I went there about ten o'clock, and staid till half-past eleven; we went out together; the prisoner stood at the door, and my shopmates went away; when I got about twenty yards the prisoner came to me, and said he would see me home - I thought he was my friend, but I found his hand in my pocket - I took hold of his hand, and called the watchman; the prisoner threw me down, and when I got up I could see nobody - I suppose he was stronger than me - he knocked me down; he hit me about the shoulder somewhere. I fell on my hands and face in the kennel; I lost 27s. from my waistcoat pocket - I had had my hand in my pocket at the public-house - he got away, and I was in search of him for a week.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you ask the prisoner's brother whether his name was Dan Sullivan? A. No; his brother did not tell me, "My name is not Dan, but my brother's name in Dan" - upon my oath he did not, and I did not say, "Oh! then it is your brother I want - he is married to a carrotty woman;" I had drank part of a pot of beer at the pay-table, and had been at several other public-houses afterwards, with Carty and Tom Farrel; I did not tell Tom Farrel to be sure and say I was sober. I cannot say how many public-houses I was in.

BENJAMIN DICKINSON . I am a constable. On Sunday afternoon, the 9th of April, the prosecutor came to me, and said he had been robbed a few days before. I went to Kennedy-court, found the prisoner, and took him.

THOMAS FARREL . I was in company with Sullivan at the Three Tuns, public-house, on the night in question - he was drunk. I had been with Sullivan at three public-houses after we left the pay-table.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-112

Middlesex Cases - Third Jury.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1011. JOHN CLARK , JOHN COATS , and THOMAS SMITH , were indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , 1 handkerchief, value 2s. 6d., the goods of James Joshua Hardy , from his person .

JAMES JOSHUA HARDY. I live with my father. I was in St. James's Park on the 24th of April, about ten o'clock in the morning - Gook, the officer, came, and gave me information; I felt my pocket, and missed my handkerchief - I saw it in his possession; he had taken it from the breeches of Clark.

THOMAS GOOK . I was in St. James's Park. I saw all the three prisoners in company, following Mr. Hardy, at the time the Guards were brigaded - Mr. Hardy fell back at the time the circle was formed; I saw Coats take the handkerchief from his pocket, and it got into Clark's breeches - I had heard the words "Got it" from Smith - I think he said, "Have you got it."

ANGELIOUS BERTRAUN . I was in the Park, and saw the three prisoners in company, behind the prosecutor. I saw Coats take the handkerchief, and give it to Clark - I took it out of his breeches, and showed it to the prosecutor, who owned it.

CLARK'S Defence. I am innocent. I had the handkerchief in my breeches, but I do not know who put it there - I did not know Smith was with us.

CLARK - GUILTY . Aged 21.

COATS - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

SMITH - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-113

1012. THOMAS JONES was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of William Sewers , from his person .

WILLIAM SEWERS. On Monday, the 8th of May, I was in Lincoln's-inn-fields - a person came and tapped me on the shoulder, and asked if I had lost a handkerchief; I felt and missed it - I had used it in Cranbourn-alley - I have never seen it since.

JOHN WOODWARD . I am a Bow-street patrol. I was in Great Queen-street on Monday night, about nine o'clock - I saw the prosecutor walking with a lady, and the prisoner, in company with three others, walking after him; I saw

the prisoner take a yellow handkerchief from his pocket, and go down a gateway, where he unbuttoned his breeches; I crossed over and took him - we had a scuffle, and he called his companions, who came, and he got away, and ran about forty or fifty yards - I then took him.

Prisoner. Q. How could you see me take it? A. I was opposite you on the other side of the way.

COURT. Q. How near was the gentleman to the gateway? A. He had but just passed it.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-114

1013. JOHN BRYANT, alias BRODIE , was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of James Henry Wolfonden Johnson , from his person .

JAMES HENRY WOLFONDEN JOHNSON. On the night of the 25th of April I was in the Strand , about nine o'clock- I felt a pull at my pocket - I turned round and saw the prisoner close behind me with my handkerchief in his hand - a scuffle took place between us, and he got away; I raised a cry and followed him - I took him at the corner of Bedford-street, which is about twenty or thirty yards from Castle-court - the officer came up, and he was searched - the handkerchief was not found on him - I have never seen it since; I had used it a short time before.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Had you not lost sight of him? A. No; he turned some corners; I was close to him, and never lost sight of him: he ran up Castle-court and turned into Chandos-street, and then into Bedford-street; I did not see him drop it; I fancy he dropped it in the scuffle.

GEORGE DUCHEY . I was in the Strand, walking with Mr. Johnson, when he caught hold of the prisoner, and said"You have got my handkerchief;" and I saw a handkerchief in his hand - a scuffle ensued and the prisoner tore away - he ran a little way up the Strand, along Castle-court, Chandos-street, and then to Bedford-street, where he was taken.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Did you see the handkerchief dropped? A. No; I was about two yards behind my friend, and he was about two yards behind the prisoner, while he was running.

JAMES CARDER . I was in the Strand on the 25th of April, a little before nine o'clock; I heard the cry of Stop thief! opposite to me; I saw the prisoner run along the Strand, and up Castle-court, followed by the two witnesses - I followed him, and at the corner of Bedford-street there was a scuffle; I went up and took him.

Prisoner. Q. You say you overtook me at the corner of Bedford-street - did not you meet me there? A. No; I was behind him, but his face was turned towards me in running - I was close to him; he saw I was coming after him, and he said "What do you want, Sir."

Prisoner's Defence. I was walking from Northampton-street down Maiden-lane with a female - we heard a cry of Stop thief! and a person ran by us - Johnson came up and said he was officer, and took me.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-115

1014. JOHN WILLIAMS was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , 1 reticule, value 16s., and 1 handkerchief, value 4s., the goods of George Hamilton Chichester , Earl of Belfast, in Ireland , from the person of Harriet, his wife .

WILLIAM ALLEN . I am footman to George Hamilton, Earl of Belfast - he is the eldest son of the Marquis of Donegal. I was going with the barouche along Dean-street, Park-lane , on the 24th of April, about ten minutes before five o'clock - her ladyship called to me, and said some person was behind the carriage and had got her bag - I got off the carriage box, and pursued the prisoner along Tilney-street, and cried Stop thief! - this bag was then gone from the seat by the side of her ladyship - the witness Dunn brought it to me; I never lost sight of the prisoner, except when he turned the corners.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. What distance were you from him? A. About fifty yards.

ROBERT DUNN . I am footman to Mr. Geary. I was coming down South Audley-street; I heard a man behind me calling Stop thief! the prisoner was then running, and the cry was behind him; I heard the cry again, and then saw him turning into Seymour-street; I pursued and collared him - he took this bag out of his breast, and threw it down.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Fined One Shilling and Discharged .

Reference Number: t18260511-116

1015. SAMUEL HOW and HENRY POOLEY were indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , 1 necklace, value 2s., the goods of Thomas Kibble , from the person of Charlotte Kibble .

THOMAS KIBBLE. I am a tailor , and live in Drury-lane. I have a daughter named Charlotte - she is ten months old; I know this necklace to be mine - she had worn it on the 26th of April.

ELIZABETH EGAN . I was sent on an errand to Covent-garden, and asked Mrs. Kibble to let her little girl, who nurses her baby, take the child and go with me; she said she might - we went to Covent-garden , and stopped to see Punch, and, as we were going away, this gentleman came and tapped me on the shoulder, and said some person had taken the baby's necklace; we went after the two prisoners to Nottingham-court, King-street, Seven-dials - they were taken there, and the necklace was found in How's waistcoat pocket.

WILLIAM GRUNETT . I was near Covent-garden church, and saw How take the necklace from the child's neck, and put it into his pocket; I went and told Egan - we followed the prisoners to Nottingham-court; I saw the necklace taken from How's pocket; I had not seen Pooley do any thing, but he went away with How, and I had seen them in company; I saw Pooley speak to How, and then How went and took the necklace; I did not give any alarm till I came up to them, and then I took them; Carter was with me, and he went round one way.

Prisoner POOLEY. Q. Where was I? A. You was with the prisoner and another boy; I saw you run with them through the market, up Bow-street, and across Longacre.

JOSEPH CARTER . I am a Bow-street patrol. Grunett

told me of this circumstance - I went with him and took the prisoners; I found the beads in How's pocket.

HOW - GUILTY . Aged 12.

POOLEY - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-117

1016. ANN DIXON was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , 1 watch, value 30s.; 1 sovereign, and 1 half-sovereign, the property of John Baxter , from his person .

JOHN BAXTER. I live at Leigh, in Essex. I was in East Smithfield on the 12th of April, about one o'clock in the morning; I saw the prisoner there; she asked me to go home with her; I was going, and we stopped in the street about two minutes; we were agreeing about going home - she then ran across the road, and said she would not take me home; I put my hand to my pocket and missed my watch, which I had seen not a quarter of an hour before; I ran across the road, and said "You have got my watch;" she denied it - I heard it tick in her bosom, and I took it from her - she called the watchman, and said I had robbed her of a silk handkerchief - the watchman was taking me to the watch-house, and I missed a sovereign and half-sovereign, which I had in my watch pocket; I saw her searched, but nothing was found on her; she then said she would have me searched for the handkerchief - I said I was willing to be searched, but I knew where the handkerchief was, as I saw her throw it towards the rail - the watchman and I then went and found it - when we got back, the man at the watch-house said "Have you got the handkerchief;" the watchman said Yes; and he said "I have found the money;" he then asked me how the money was wrapped up, and I told him it was in two pieces of paper; I had not opened my breeches in the street; I was not drunk - my fob was turned inside out.

WILLIAM WELCH . I am a watchman. On the 12th of April I heard the prisoner cry Watch! - she gave charge of the prosecutor for taking a handkerchief - he then came to me, and said she had robbed him of his watch - he put his hand into her bosom and took it out - as we were going along - he said "I have lost a sovereign and a half;" I went back with him, and found the handkerchief.

THOMAS OBORNE . On Wednesday morning, the 12th of April, the prosecutor and prisoner came to the watch-house; I searched the prisoner, but found nothing upon her - the watchman and the prosecutor then went for the handkerchief - while the prisoner was pinning up her gown the papers, containing a sovereign and a half, fell from her.

Q. Did you ask where she got the money? A. Yes; and she said from a young man to buy some ivory.(Witnesses for the Defence.)

JOHN DIXON . I am an ivory and bone turner, and live at No. 15, Rose-lane. I have known the prisoner eighteen months; she has been a very honest and industrious girl- last Tuesday four weeks I gave her a sovereign, a half-sovereign, and seven shillings to go and buy me some ivory - she went away about three o'clock, and I never heard of her again till the next morning, when I heard she was in the watch-house.

JOHN MANLEY . I am in Dixon's employ. I was at his house four weeks ago last Tuesday, and saw him give the prisoner a sovereign, a half-sovereign, and seven shillings, to go and buy some ivory; I went home to tea, and did not return that night.

GUILTY . Aged 22.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-118

1017. ANN GARDINER was indicted for stealing, on the 18th of May , 1825, 1 pillow, value 1s.; 1 blanket, value 2s., and 2 sheets, value 3s., the goods of William Harris , in a lodging room .

MARY HARRIS . My husband's name is William - in the beginning of May last the prisoner hired a room of me in Cooper-street - she left in ten days without giving notice; I went into the room about three days afterwards, and missed two sheets, a blanket, and a pillow, which had been let to her with the lodging.

CHARLES JOHNSON . I am a pawnbroker, and live at Westminster - the prisoner pawned two sheets, a pillow, and a blanket, at my house; I took in the pillow and sheets on the 16th of May, and the blanket on the 18th.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went out a few days after I took the room, and was run over; I was taken to the Infirmary for dead; I was there a fortnight, which was my reason for staying away - when I returned I found a padlock on the door, and could not get in; I went to a friend's, where I staid some time, and then went to the hospital again.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18260511-119

1018. JOHN MENELAWS was indicted for embezzlement .

DAVID GREEN . I am a customer of Mr. Turney. On the 5th of January I paid the prisoner a bill, but I cannot say in what money.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-120

1019. THOMAS ALLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , 1 hat, value 2s. , the goods of Jacob Moses .

SOLOMON MOSES . I am the son of Jacob Moses - he keeps a clothes'-shop in East Smithfield ; the prisoner came to our shop on the 24th of April, about six o'clock in the afternoon; he wanted a jacket - he had no hat on; I took the jacket down to show him; I turned my back to him, and when I turned again he had a hat on - there had been three hats on the counter when he came in, and it was the top one he had got on; I showed him the jacket, and he put it aside; I said "Will you buy that hat;" he said, in English, "It is my hat, the same I had when I came into the shop;" he tried to get out; I came round the counter and stopped him - my father then came in, and said he would send for an officer; he put the hat down and went away - he returned in about half an hour with two other men of colour - they made a great riot at the house, and said we wanted to take advantage of him because he was a foreigner.

JACOB MOSES. The prisoner came into the shop without a hat; I heard a scuffle in the shop, and came in - I said I would send for an officer - he then went away without the hat.

RICHARD GIDEON . I am a hatter. The prisoner bought a hat of me four or five months ago, but not this hat; I never sold him more than one, and that was a silk hat.

THOMAS JUDD . I am beadle. I apprehended the prisoner on the 24th of April - he said at the Thames Police-office that he had bought the hat of a person in East Smithfield; I went with him, and he pointed out Gideon to me, but he denied having sold him this hat, and said he never had such a hat in his possession.

Prisoner's Defence (through on Interpreter). I had a good hat on my head, but it fell down, and they would have it that I stole it.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-121

1020. MARY ALLEN was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , 1 gown, value 4s. , the goods of Thomas Nichols .

GEORGE UNDERWOOD . I am apprentice to Thomas Nichols, pawnbroker , Gray's-inn-lane . On the 25th of April the prisoner came, about nine o'clock at night, to the shop, and staid some time; I saw a sheet roll down on the counter - her hand was at that time under her shawl; I jumped over the counter, and found this gown under her shawl.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I went to fetch a gown out, and I was resting my knee, which has been bad, and the gown fell down.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined Fourteen Days .

Reference Number: t18260511-122

1021. THOMAS BIDDLE was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , 2 saddles, value 7s.; 2 bit halters, value 5s.; part of a bridle, 1s. 6d.; 1 pair of hames and traces, value 2s. 6d., and 1 breeching and cruper, value 5s. , the goods of Francis Buckingham .

FRANCIS BUCKINGHAM. I live at Hendon . On the 7th of May I had a harness in my stable; I know these articles are my property; I had not missed them till I was told of it on Monday morning last.(Property produced and sworn to.)

BENJAMIN TILYARD . I am the prosecutor's servant. On Monday morning I went to the barn and saw the back door open, which I had left locked the night before; I then went to the stable and missed this harness, which was safe the night before.

GEORGE HAZLEMAN . I keep a sadler's shop in Edgware-road. On Monday morning last I came home and found some harness in my shop, which I was told two men had brought - soon after the prisoner and another young man came into the shop; I told them I was afraid it was stolen - the other said it was not, and he would fetch the person he got it of; I said I must detain it - I fetched the constable, and as we came back we met the prisoner coming out of my house, and he was taken; the harness is rather heavy, but one man might have taken it.

JOHN PINDER . I am a constable. Hazleman fetched me - I went and took the prisoner back to the shop; I asked if he got the harness honestly - he said Yes, and his partner was gone to fetch the person who sold it - we staid a long time, and he did not come; I said I must take him to the watch-house - he then said he would tell me where he got it - at Mr. Buckingham's the night before - he had said before, that he bought it at a sale on Barnetcommon about three weeks before - I locked him up, and went to Mr. Buckingham.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-123

1022. MARGARET CAMPBELL was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , 1 shawl, value 5s. , the goods of William Alexander Balfour .

EDWARD STORR . I am shopman to William Alexander Balfour, pawnbroker , Chandos-street, Covent-garden . On the 5th of May I saw the prisoner in our shop - she was there about three minutes, but did not speak at all - when she was gone, a witness gave me information - I went out and took her with this shawl, which hung near the door.

ELIZABETH WALTERS . I was in the shop; I saw the prisoner looking at this shawl - she went out of the shop- I came out soon afterwards, and stood considering which way I should go; I then saw her come back and go into the shop again - I waited till she came out, and saw she had this shawl drawing up under her apron.

Prisoner's Defence. I was passing the door, and saw it laying on the ground; I took it up, and this woman said I had stolen it.

GUILTY . Aged 54.

Confined Nine Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-124

1023. PETER CAFFIN was indicted for stealing, on the 12th of April , 1 coat, value 8s. , the goods of John Levy .

JOHN LEVY. This coat is the joint property of myself and father. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-125

1024. ANDREW ALLEN was indicted for embezzling, on the 15th of September , 6 shillings, and 6 half-pence, the monies of Leonard Turner , his master .

The witness who paid the money being absent, the prisoner was ACQUITTED .

Reference Number: t18260511-126

1025. GEORGE GREGORY and GEORGE DAVISON were indicted for stealing, on the 21st of April , 1 cart, value 8l., and 2 sacks, value 4s. , the goods of Andrew Anderson .

ANDREW ANDERSON. I am a baker , and live in Old-street-road . On the 21st of April, between nine and ten o'clock at night, I had a chaise cart and two sacks in my yard before my door; I received information - went out and the cart was gone - I overtook the prisoners about a quarter of a mile off, pushing the cart before them tail foremost - there were two sacks and a large box in it - I secured them.

GREGORY's Defence. I saw the cart in the road near the hospital; I thought some accident had happened, and I pushed it a few yards; it was lying in the road, and a man, who was passing by, said "Move that cart, it will break somebody's neck."

DAVISON's Defence. This young man came and asked me to lend him a hand, to put the cart out of the way, which I did.

COURT to ANDREW ANDERSON. Q. How long was it

before you took them after you received the information? A. About ten minutes.

GREGORY - GUILTY . Aged 40.

DAVISON - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Recommended to Mercy. - Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-127

1026. MARY MURRAY was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , 6lbs. of bacon, value 3s. 6d. , the goods of Henry Harben, the younger , and Henry Harben, the elder .

GEORGE SHARPE . I am shopman to Henry Harben, the younger, and Henry Harben, the elder, cheesemongers , High-street, St. Giles' . This bacon was in our window last Saturday night, a few minutes before the prisoner was brought in by the officer.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. How many cases have you been a witness in to day? A. Two before this - it was not outside - the window was open, and a person passing might have taken it; there is no mark on it, but I am the only person who cuts the bacon, and I know it; there might be one hundred pieces, but there is scarcely a piece I should not know; this was the fourth piece we lost that day - there was a man outside minding the bacon, but he is not here.

JOHN WOODWARD . I was going by on Saturday night last, at half-past nine o'clock. I saw the prisoner with the bacon near the shop door - she wrapped it up, and took it about six or seven yards; I did not see where she got it from.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-128

1027. JAMES PACE was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , 4 brushes, value 5s. , the goods of William Knight .

WILLIAM KNIGHT. I live at Somers'-town , and am an oilman . I had those four brushes in my shop, but I do not know that I had seen them on the 28th of April - the officer brought them that day; I looked and saw a peg was empty, which had had brushes on it.

WILLIAM COLTON . On the 28th of April I saw the prisoner and another running; I stopped the prisoner and found these four brushes on him; his companion had them when I first saw them - the prisoner said his companion gave them to him to carry.

Prisoner's Defence. I met the young lad, who asked me to carry the brushes to Cromer-street, and said he would would give me 2d. or 3d.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-129

THIRD DAY. SATURDAY, MAY 13.

Middlesex Cases, Third Jury.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1028. JAMES SCOTT was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , 1 coat, value 30s., and 1 handkerchief, value 1s. 6d. , the goods of Thomas Gillson .

THOMAS GILLSON. I am a carpenter , and live in Thomas-street, Grosvenor-square . The prisoner lodged in the same room with me, for about a week. On the 10th of May, about half-past twelve o'clock, I went out, after screwing my box, and left him in bed - this coat, waistcoat, and handkerchief, were in the box.

HANNAH MUTTON . I am the prosecutor's landlady. I went into the room between twelve and one o'clock on Wednesday last - the prisoner was in bed, and had all his clothes on but his coat; the prosecutor was in the room, and screwed down his box; I afterwards received information from my daughter - I looked through the key hole, and saw the box open, and the articles gone. I asked the prisoner what he had done with them - I looked, and he had got them under his arm in bed.

Prisoner. Q. They were on the bed? A. No - he lay upon them in bed.

JOSEPH COLLINS . I am an officer. I was sent for, and saw the box standing in the outer-room; it had been broken open, and the wood broke out.

Prisoner's Defence. I had got a glass too much - I was laying in bed to prepare to go to work at noon; I had happened to hurt my head in going into the room - that was the reason I was in bed so late; I had not got to bed till three o'clock.

GUILTY . Aged 33.

Confined Two Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-130

1029. FELIX SAUNDERS was indicted for stealing, on the 5th of May , 1 pair of hames, value 1s. 6d.; 1 backband, value 2s., and 1 pair of chains, value 1s. 6d. , the goods of William Jury .

WILLIAM JURY. I am a builder . These things were in my stable. The prisoner was in my service about two months, and had 18s. a week. I received information from Mr. Davis, and missed the things.

GEORGE DAVIS . I am a harness-maker. The prisoner brought these things to my house, in Ray-street, Clerkenwell, about half-past six o'clock in the evening of the 5th of May; I asked him what was to be done with them - he said, "They are for you, if you like to buy them:" I said,"How did you get them - they are Mr. Jury's?" I had made them for him; he said Mr. Jury had given them to him, as they had laid kicking about the stable, and were of no use. I told him to come the next day, which he did.(Property produced and sworn to).

Prisoner's Defence. I had been in distress, and have a wife and two children; these things not been having in use for twelve months I thought them of no value.

GUILTY . Aged 27.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-131

1030. THOMAS DILLON was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , 3 pairs of shoes, value 6s., and 1 handkerchief, value 1/2d., the goods of Robert Newton, the elder , from the person of Robert Newton, the younger .

ROBERT NEWTON. I live in Rural-place, Mile-end. - My son Robert is between eight and nine years of age - I sent him to Mr. Stokes', on the 4th of May, between seven and eight o'clock in the evening, with three pairs of shoes in a handkerchief - he came back, and said he had lost them.

ROBERT NEWTON. I know the nature of an oath. My father sent me with three pairs of shoes, in a handkerchief, to Mr. Stokes' - as I went along the prisoner came and took them from me - I screamed out, and Mr. Savage gave me the shoes. I took them to Mr. Stokes.

Prisoner. Q. Were there any more lads there in the same dress as me? A. No - he was by himself.

JAMES SAVAGE . I heard the child scream, and saw

the prisoner run past me, with a bundle under his arm; I pursued, and saw him drop the bundle; I lost sight of him, but I am sure he is the person who dropped it. The man who picked it up met us as we were coming back, and I asked him if he had got the bundle - he said he had given it to the owner; we then went to Mr. Stokes, and saw this little boy. who owned it.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw some young men whom I knew; they gave me the bundle, and told me to run with it - Mr. Savage ran after me, and I threw it down and ran away.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-132

1031. JAMES PHIPPS was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , 1 truck, value 10s. , the goods of William Stoker .

WILLIAM STOKER. I am a carpenter . This truck was taken away from the front of my house - it was brought back by Mr. Brown, but he is not here.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-133

1032. CATHERINE ROGERS was indicted for stealing, on the 28th of April , 28lbs. weight of sugar, value 14s. , the goods of John Reece .

JOHN REECE. I am a grocer , and live in Shoreditch . I believe this sugar to be mine - it is East India sugar; I had such a parcel on the 28th of April - I saw it about eleven o'clock that morning, on a hogshead in my shop, about three yards from the street door. I went out, and on my return I saw a crowd of persons round the door, and found the prisoner in the shop.

WILLIAM AUSTIN . I am apprentice to Mr. Reece. On the 28th of April I saw the prisoner take the sugar off the hogshead, and go out of the shop - I followed, and took her - I found this parcel of sugar on her.

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG . I am the officer. I took the prisoner and the sugar - she did not appear to be drunk.

Prisoner. I was very much intoxicated. I did not know what I did.

GUILTY . Aged 69.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-134

1033. FRANCIS TURNER and JAMES NORRIS were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , 1 coat, value 1l., and 1 waistcoat, value 5s. , the goods of William Sharpe .

JOHN CLAYTON . I live in Long-alley. On the morning of the 20th of April I was at the corner of Worship-street , and saw the two prisoners, in company with another person, pass Mr. Sharpe's shop; Norris took hold of the coat, and gave it a pull, but could not get it down - they then walked on, and came back; the other then gave it a pull; they then passed on. I saw the officers on the other side of the way, and went and told them; I stood on the other side, and saw the three persons come back - Turner took hold of the coat, and got it down - they walked some distance up Worship-street, and then set off running.

WILLIAM HARRIS . I am an officer. I watched the prisoners - they had another person with them. I saw them come by the shop - Turner got the coat down; Norris was close by his side - they walked down Worship-street, and then ran - I followed, and took them - I saw the coat dropped.

JAMES HACKWELL . I am an officer. I saw the prisoners and another person - I saw Norris take hold of the coat, but he did not get it - they then pulled it again, and got it down, but I cannot say which of them got it - they walked away with it.

TURNER's Defence. I was going to Worship-street for my master, Mr. Prudence of Thames-street, and saw three lads going along with the coat, which they dropped - I took it up, and was taken.

TURNER - GUILTY . Aged 17.

NORRIS - GUILTY . Aged 21.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-135

1034. THOMAS BRYANT was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of a certain man whose name is unknown , from his person .

DANIEL REARDON . I am a patrol of St. Giles'. I was standing at the corner of Turnstile , between eight and nine o'clock on Sunday evening, the 7th of May - I saw the prisoner and four others following two gentlemen; I saw the prisoner take a handkerchief from one of the gentlemen's pockets - he put it into the flap of his breeches, and they all ran across the road; I pursued, and took hold of the prisoner, with this handkerchief in his hand - he had not got it into his breeches. The other four surrounded me, and struck at me with sticks, but I got him into a cook-shop - he directly laid hold of a knife, and I cut my hand in getting it from him.

Prisoner. He twisted my handkerchief tight round my neck, and I took hold of the knife to cut it. The handkerchief is mine - I had bought it - I stood at the corner of Gray's Inn-lane, and was folding it up to go round my neck.

DANIEL REARDON re-examined. I called to the gentleman, and thought I should have been able to have got the prisoner up to him, but I was not.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-136

Before Mr. Sergeant Arabin.

1035. BENJAMIN BARNETT was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , 1 gun lock, value 10s., the goods of John Meredith, the elder , from the person of John Meredith, the younger .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-137

1036. PATRICK McCOY was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , 1 handkerchief, value 3s., the goods of Robert Pearce , from his person .

ROBERT PEARCE. I am a plumber and glazier , and live in King-street, Long-acre. On the 7th of May, between eleven and twelve o'clock, I was in front of the Horse Guards; I had a handkerchief in my right-hand coat pocket. The officer came, and said I was robbed - I put my hand to my pocket, and missed my handkerchief - I had it a few minutes before; he had hold of the prisoner close to me. I saw him take my handkerchief from him.

JOHN GIRTON . I am an officer. I was near Whitehall , and saw the prisoner following the prosecutor - he

took the handkerchief from his pocket - I took hold of him, and took it from him.

GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-138

1037. WILLIAM PYLE was indicted for stealing, on the 25th of April , 1 handkerchief, value 2s., the goods of James Bolt , from his person .

JAMES BOLT. I am a shoe-maker . On the 25th of April I was in Cork-street , at the corner of Seymour-place, in the middle of the day - I had this handkerchief in my right-hand coat pocket; I felt something at my pocket, turned round to the left, and saw the prisoner making his way by me - he ran, and I ran after him. I ran up Homer-street, and stopped him at the corner of a court, and the handkerchief was found there - I took him two or three yards down the court.

WILLIAM BENNETT . I was in Homer-street, and heard a cry of Stop thief! I saw the prosecutor holding the prisoner by the collar - I took him into custody, and took him to a public-house - while we were there a child brought in this handkerchief, and said she picked it up at the corner of the court.

GUILTY . Aged 18.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-139

1038. MARY WATKINS was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of April , 1 watch, value 5l., and 10 shillings, the property of Henry Richards , from his person .

HENRY RICHARDS. I am a brick-maker . On the 7th of April I met the prisoner, who was a stranger, at the tavern at the back of Portland-town; I went there between nine and ten o'clock in the morning, and staid till about four in the afternoon; my father and mother, and some other persons were there drinking - the prisoner was there before, and drank with me - we took a walk in the fields; I was not drunk, and had my watch with me; she drew the watch out of my pocket; we did not keep walking all the time; I had my watch when I went out, and missed it on my return to the house.

HENRY OLIVER . I am a watchman. I took the prisoner into custody in Church-street, St. Giles's - she was very much in liquor, and had nothing on her but the watch.(Property produced and sworn to.)

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-140

1039. RICHARD OWEN was indicted for stealing, on the 13th of April , 1/2oz. of beaver, value 3s., the goods of Thomas Richard Salt , his master .

JOHN ROBERT CLARKE . I am apprentice to Thomas Richard Salt - he is a hat-manufacturer . On the 13th of April he gave me three ounces of beaver - I weighed it immediately, then brought some cotton, and weighed that - I went down to make up the fire. The prisoner was a journeyman there; I left the trap-door a little open, and left the prisoner there; I watched him, and saw him take some of the beaver and cotton, mixed, from my board, and take it to his own; I weighed it again, and found half an ounce and an eighth were gone; I told my master, who came and asked what he had done with it - he said he had not got it; my master said if he would give it up he would let him go about his business - he said he had not got it, and master might try it on - the officer was then sent for.

Prisoner. Q. Had you not been at work half-an-hour at the stuff? A. Yes. It was beaver and cotton mixed.

THOMAS RICHARD SALT. I live in Cornwall-street . - The prisoner had been employed three or four months in my house - when the lad came and told me of this I went and asked the prisoner about it - he said he had not got it; I said I should send for an officer - he then offered to pay me for it; I said if he would give me the stuff and put down his bow and go about his business, he might do it.

The prisoner put in a written Defence, denying the charge.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-141

1040. WILLIAM JONES was indicted for embezzlement .

MARY NOTTAGE . I am the wife of George Nottage , a publican - we live in High-street, Kensington . The prisoner was our pot-boy , and had been so about a fortnight or three weeks - he had to receive money. When he took out the beer on the 1st of April he came home, and said he had left a pint of beer at the house where Elizabeth Cox lived, and I was to send change for a sovereign, and deduct the money for the beer. I gave him the change, and he never returned; I did not see him again till about a fortnight afterwards, when I saw him at Queen-square - he had to take the change about three minutes walk from our house.

Prisoner. I took the sovereign and lost it, and was afraid to go back.

ELIZABETH COX. My mistress deals with Mr. Nottage for beer. The prisoner came on the 1st of April - he brought the change as I directed him - I gave him the sovereign to take home to his mistress.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-142

1041. CHARLES ABBOTT was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of June , 1 seal, value 5l. , the goods of Charles Conolly .

CHARLES CONOLLY. I am a jeweller , and live in Piccadilly. I had a gold seal, which was sold for 5l.; it was packed up, and was directed to go to some French Countess, at Paris; I took it to the steam-packet office in Piccadilly , about twelve months ago - I think it was in June last. I inquired if a seal could be sent to Paris, and the person said they were continually in the habit of sending things to France, and it could go; I was to pay the carriage to Dover - I think I paid about 2s. for it, and then it was booked - it was a small parcel, and I was desired to write upon the outside what it contained; I do not recollect whether I wrote it, or the man wrote it, but I told him what it was, and he said it would prevent its being opened at the Custom-house. I cannot say who the persons were that I saw there the first time - I saw the prisoner at Marlborough-street, but I cannot say whether he was at the steam-packet office. I saw the seal at the Police-office three or four weeks since.

COURT. Q. Has your evidence been always this? A. I believe so; I was asked by the Magistrate if the prisoner was at the office at the time this happened, and I said I thought so; I have called at the packet-office two or

three times since, and have seen him there, but I cannot be positive whether he was there when I left it or not; I cannot recollect whether I saw any person at the office who is now here. I inquired about the seal, and they told me it was very likely detained at the Custom-house - I saw several persons at the office, but I cannot say whether I saw the prisoner there. I do not know whether the Magistrate asked me that question. This is my hand-writing(looking at his deposition) - it was read over to me; I did say I thought the prisoner was one of the persons in the office, and who gave me the answer when I called again; I thought so then, but I have since thought, by my calling to inquire several times afterwards, I might have seen him afterwards, and that was the reason why I thought so.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Were there not nine different examinations on this subject? A. I never attended but one. I know that Lancaster, the bookkeeper, who was in the office at the time I left the seal, is now in Clerkenwell prison - I cannot swear whether the prisoner was present at any time. I did not see the seal again till three or four weeks ago, at Marlborough-street.

JAMES HOWSE . I live with Mr. John Collins , a pawnbroker, at No. 66, Long-acre. I have a gold seal and chain pawned on the 6th of July, 1825, in the name of Charles Abbott, No. 36, Regent-street. In December last the prisoner, I believe, came and said he had lost the original ticket, and we granted him an affidavit - he claimed it as his own property - he was quite a stranger.

Cross-examined. Q. Is it usual for persons who go to pawn things they have stolen, to give their own name and address? A. That is at their own option; we are obliged to ask their names and address. I cannot state that the prisoner pawned the seal, or made the affidavit.

COURT. Q. You say some person pawned it in the name of Charles Abbott, No. 36, Regent-street, and in December last a person came by the name of Charles Abbott, for the affidavit? A. Yes; but I cannot say whether it was the prisoner - I rather think it was him, but I cannot say. I believe he is the person who pawned the seal, and afterwards came for the affidavit, but I cannot be certain - this is my hand-writing. I believe he is the person.

Cross-examined. Q. This is upwards of nine months? A. Yes. I believe the prisoner is the man who pawned the seal; there is a man named Lancaster, who was tried at the Sessions this time, but I do not know whether he was at the office.

GEORGE AVIS . I am an officer. Lancaster was in my custody, and has been tried. The prisoner came to the door of the Police-office, and gave me a pocket-book, containing some duplicates, and the affidavit about the seal in question; he desired me to lay them before Sir George Farrant - he said the pocket-book was his own property. The seal was owned at the second examination. Lancaster was not tried about this seal, but for some other parcels - the prisoner was a witness against him. Lancaster owned himself the proprietor of the steam-packet office. - Abbott had been a clerk there.

Cross-examined. Q. Had not the prisoner an opportunity of destroying this pocket-book if he chose? A. Yes - he came of his own accord and gave it up.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-143

1042. JOSEPH BLISS was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , 1 pewter pot, value 18d. , the goods of Jeremiah Bell .

JEREMIAH BELL. I occupy the Globe public-house, in John-street, Fitzroy-square - this pot is mine.

ROBERT WHEELER . I am a porter, and know the prosecutor's house; I followed the prisoner, in consequence of what a young woman told me - I overtook him about two hundred yards from the house; I asked him what he had got, but he would not tell me. I found this pot upon him.

Prisoner's Defence. I was induced to do it by distress.

GUILTY . Aged 52.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-144

1043. ROBERT BARNES was indicted for stealing, on the 10th of May , 9 combs, value 30s. , the goods of John Alger .

MARY ASHELFORD . I am a servant, and live opposite to the prosecutor's house. On Thursday evening last I saw a man put his hands into the case in the window, where the combs were, and take out a packet; I then saw him take out another - I went and knocked at the door and called Mr. Alger; he came, and took the combs from the prisoner.

JOHN ALGER. I am a hair-dresser , and live at No. 28, Goswell-road . I took the prisoner, and found my combs upon him.

Prisoner's Defence. I was persuaded by a man to go and get them.

GUILTY . Aged 10.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-145

1044. ROBERT HARTFIELD was indicted for stealing, on the 4th of May , 1 watch, value 3l.; 1 chain, value 1s., and 2 seals, value 9s., the goods of James Avrey , from his person .

JAMES AVREY. I am a bricklayer , and live in Green-street, Theobald's-road. I was at Holloway on the 4th instant, the day when the first stone was laid for the new church; I was in the crowd, and missed my watch when I was coming away (I had not seen it for an hour before); an officer shewed it to me since, and I saw the prisoner at Hatton-garden.

THOMAS KEYS . I am an officer. On the 4th of May I was on duty at Holloway, and saw the prisoner there with ten or eleven more; I suspected something wrong: I went up, and seized the prisoner, and took this watch out of his pocket - there were ten or twelve of them together. I saw the prosecutor afterwards; this is the watch, which the prosecutor claimed.(Property produced and sworn to.)

Prisoner's Defence. I saw the watch laying in the road - I picked it up, and put it into my pocket.

GUILTY . Aged 20.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260511-146

1045. ANN CAMPBELL was indicted for stealing, on the 26th of April , 3 pairs of stockings, value 3s., and 1 skirt, value 1s. , the goods of Mary Knight .

MARY KNIGHT. On the 26th of April I was a fellow- servant with the prisoner - we lived at Mr. Husband's, No. 25. Newman-street, Oxford-street . I went into the country to see my friends, seven or eight weeks ago - I left my trunks and drawers quite secure; I was away a fortnight. When I returned I missed some of my things, much more than are mentioned; my box seemed to have been opened with a common key, because I found it locked. The prisoner left while I was away; I sent for an officer, and he went to her lodgings, and found some of my things - among the rest the things named in this indictment - she did not say how she came possessed of them.

WILLIAM COUSINS . I went to the prisoner's lodgings. The prosecutrix found some things there, in the apartments of a woman named Griffiths; I asked the prisoner her name, and whether she had a box - she said she had; the first thing I found was a pair of stockings - I also found two caps, which related to other property. I searched further, and found two more pairs of stockings and a skirt.

MARY KNIGHT re-examined. The prisoner lived as cook at our house - she had been there a fortnight when I left. The property produced is mine. The stockings marked "Husband" were given to me by my mistress.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-147

1046. CATHERINE DONOVAN was indicted for stealing, on the 21st of April , 1 pair of shoes, value 3s. , the goods of William Francis Harding .

WILLIAM FRANCIS HARDING. I am a salesman . The prisoner used to deal with me - she came on the 21st of April, and gave my child an orange; while she was there she took a pair of shoes, and left the place. I requested her to come back, and the shoes now produced fell from her person.

WILLIAM ALLEN . I saw the prisoner drop the shoes.

Prisoner's Defence. I have been in the greatest distress for some time.

GUILTY . Aged 40.

Confined One Month .

Reference Number: t18260511-148

1047. CAROLINE HALLERN was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , 1 basket, value 2s. , the goods of Joseph Terry .

JAMES BRADSHAW . I am an undertaker, and know Joseph Terry - he is a basket-maker . On the 11th of May the prisoner went to his shop; she took a basket from the door, and walked off with it twenty yards from the house.(Property produced and sworn to.)

GUILTY . Aged 56.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260511-149

1048. PATRICK RAFFERTY was indicted for stealing, on the 24th of April , 15lbs. of lead, value 2s. 6d., belonging to Louis England , William Rhodes , and William Hobson , and fixed to a certain dwelling-house of theirs .

ROBERT THISTLETON . I am nearly ten years of age, and live in Hamilton-place with my father. About six o'clock in the evening, of the 20th of April, I saw the prisoner in the second house - it is unfinished and empty; I was at the back when I saw him; he stood in the back kitchen against the wall, treading on some lead; I stood and looked at him - he asked what I wanted, and told me to go along - I went and told my mother - he then came out of the house, and saw me at my mother's door, two houses off; he then fetched the lead, tied it up in his apron, and ran out of the house; my mother said "Ah, young fellow, come back with that;" he carried it as far as the corner of Belgrave-place; he then dropped it, because my mother cried out Stop thief! - he was taken soon afterwards; I am sure he is the same man; I had never seen him before.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. The prisoner's side was towards me; it was a little dark that evening.

JAMES HETHERINGTON . On the 28th of April I was standing at the corner of Belgrave-place, near Hamilton-place, about six yards from the house; I saw the prisoner drop the lead out of his apron.

JAMES HENRY BARNES . I heard the cry of Stop thief! and took the prisoner.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-150

1049. GEORGE HUDSON and THOMAS WILLIAMS were indicted for stealing, on the 8th of May , 40lbs. of rope, value 20s. , the goods of George Pocock .

PHILIP WEBSTER . I am an officer. On the 8th of May I fell in with the prisoners at Lisson-grove, about half-past six o'clock in the morning; Hudson had something tied in a bag, and slung over his shoulder; I thought all was not right; I went up to Williams and asked what he had got; Williams was carrying this rope - I told him I should detain them; the other prisoner was carrying an iron casement; I got a person to take care of Williams while I went and took Hudson; before I got up to him he turned into Devonshire-street; I asked him what he had got, and he said old iron! Kilburn is a mile and a quarter from the place where I took them.

SARAH KEYES . I work for Mr. Pocock, and I know this rope to be his property; I saw it on the 7th on the premises, at eight o'clock in the evening.

WILLIAM'S Defence. I found the rope.

HUDSON'S Defence. I bought the iron.

WILLIAMS - GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

HUDSON - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-151

1050. GEORGE HUDSON and THOMAS WILDIAMS were again indicted for stealing, on the 8th of May , 3 iron casement frames, value 7s. , the goods of George Sadd .

SECOND COUNT, stating them to belong to the Rev. John Cunningham , clerk , and Charles Hamilton , two of the Keepers and Governors of the revenues and possessions of the Grammar-school at Harrow-on-the-hill .

JAMES WEBSTER . I met the prisoner about six o'clock in the morning of the 8th of May; Hudson was carrying a casement.

GEORGE SADD. I live in Aberdeen-place, Maida-hill . The three casements produced are my property; I was in care of the house.

GEORGE PECKHAM . I am a smith, and know the casements - they belong to Harrow school.

HUDSON - GUILTY .

Transported for Seven Years .

WILLIAMS - NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-152

1051. SUSAN HINTON was indicted for stealing, on the 11th of May , 131 buttons, value 5s. , the goods of Henry Hammer .

HENRY HAMMER. I am a linen-draper , and live in Ratcliff-highway . The prisoner came to my shop on the 11th of May, about half-past four o'clock - she asked to look at some buttons - my young man showed her some, which she did not like, and told him to show her some others - while he was gone for them I saw her take this card of buttons from the counter; I went to the top of the shop - watched her, and saw her trying to conceal them between those she had in her hand, and so drop them into her apron; I said nothing, but followed her out, and asked her to walk back into the shop, which she did; I said"You have something which does not belong to you" - she then threw them down on the counter, and said "There they are."

Prisoner's Defence. I did not know I had them - I took them up with the others.

GUILTY . Aged 34.

Confined Three Month .

Reference Number: t18260511-153

1052. EDWARD MILLER was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , 16lbs. of mutton , the goods of Charles Baker .

SAMSON HAGGER . I am in the employ of Mr. Charles Baker, butcher , Tottenham-court-road . The prisoner, whom I had known before, came on the morning of the 6th of May, to fetch a rump and loin of beef, and a lamb, which he had bought the night before; I weighed it and booked it to his employer, Miss Tandy; he took it to the back part of the shop, and I saw him carrying it home in two large trays; I saw that he had got more meat than he should have, and I followed him to the next door but one, when I found he had got a leg and loin of mutton.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. How many men were in the shop? A. Four, besides myself - they are not here; I have got the prisoner's place myself now - I have been there three weeks - the prisoner had dealt at that shop, for Miss Tandy, fifteen or sixteen years; it was not I who helped the tray on his head; I believe some man helped it on his shoulder; there are no legs or loins of mutton in that part of the shop, where he put his tray; he did not say any thing - he returned in a quarter of an hour, and took the remainder of the meat he had bought; he was not then detained, because I was so agitated I could not speak to him; I did not want to let him have the lamb, but he said if Mr. Baker wanted him he knew where to find him - another man was a witness at the office - he is not here - the prisoner was found at home when the officer went for him the second time; I expect to have 10s. a week at Miss Tandy's.

CHARLES BAKER. I keep this shop. When I came from Newgate-market I told the witness not to let the prisoner weigh his own meat, as I had suspected him for some time - the witness was only there for a short time.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-154

1053. MARY MAHONEY was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , 1 tea spoon, value 3s. , the goods of Elizabeth Sophia Dewhurst , widow .

ELIZABETH SOPHIA DEWHURST. I am a widow, and live in Upper Thornhaugh-street . The prisoner was servant to a person who lived up stairs; I missed a tea-spoon on the 20th of April, marked T. B.; I asked the prisoner if she had seen it - she said No; on the Wednesday following she asked me to entrust her with a pattern spoon, and she went out to inquire for it, and when she returned she said she would look into the copper hole, which I had looked into while she was gone - in a few minutes afterwards I heard her exclaim "O, good God Almighty, here is the spoon."

SARAH BULL . Mrs. Dewhurst is my daughter. I was present when the prisoner came in with the pattern spoon in her hand - she went into the wash-house, where I had been looking half an hour before, and the spoon was not there then.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-155

1054. JAMES NASH was indicted for stealing, on the 8th of May , 1 coat, value 8s. , the goods of John William Birch .

WILLIAM UNWIN . I am an officer. On the 8th of May, between half-past eight and nine o'clock in the evening. I was in Margaret-street, going into Regent-street; I heard a cry of Stop thief! - I saw the prisoner running, and collared him; Wilson then came up and said "This is the man who has robbed the carriage;" we took him to the Court-house - he had this coat on his back, which Wilson said he saw him take from the carriage in Cavendish-square - he said he had been riding behind the carriage when he first saw the prisoner - he got down and saw him draw the coat from the left hand carriage door, and put it on, and turn to the rails - he passed by him, and was looking at the coat, and said "O, it is a new one;" the prisoner heard this statement; Wilson is not here - he has had 10l. to stop away.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Did not the prisoner deny this? A. Yes; and said he had picked it up.

GEORGE KING . I am footman to John William Birch Esq. - he is reading clerk to the House of Lords . He was out the night in question, and left this coat in the carriage when he got out at the Hanover-rooms; I shut the door, and saw the coat there; I went to Old Mary-le-bone-street - the coachman took the coach to Mr. Townsend's yard, and when I returned the coat was gone.

Cross-examined. Q. What time did you leave it safe? A. About nine o'clock at the Hanover rooms - the coachman took the coach to where it always stands.

Prisoner's Defence. I picked it up in the square - I called out "Does this belong to any one;" no one answered, and I put it on.

GUILTY . Aged 29.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-156

1055. DANIEL SHEPPARD and HENRY CHAMBELAIN were indicted for stealing, on the 3d of March , 1 leaden pump, value 15s., the goods of Thomas Shackell , and fixed to a certain dwelling-house of his .

THOMAS SHACKELL. I live in the parish of Ealing . I

had a pump fixed to a building in the yard of my house; I saw it safe on the 2d of March, and missed it the next day - the wood-work was broken down, and the lead taken away; I saw it the same day in a barn adjoining a pottery; I know the two prisoners very well - they live just by - they knew my premises, but had never been employed by me; I took them before Mr. Creighton, the Magistrate.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. You did not see them about your premises? A. No - their friends are very respectable.

THOMAS VAUGHAN . I am groom to Mr. Nichols, at Brentford. I saw the two prisoners and another young man in the barn where the pump was found, on Thursday, the 2d of March, about half-past eight o'clock in the morning; I said "I know you," and Sheppard replied,"we are at no harm here, Tom."

Cross-examined. Q. Had they slept there? A. I do not know - when I opened the door, they went out at the back door into Mr. Jones' premises, who is a gardener - they were outside the door when they spoke to me - they then ran.

JOHN COE . I am a constable. I apprehended the two prisoners and another person on the 24th of April by Mr. Nichols' - I found Sheppard in the barn, and the others in different parts of Old Brentford.

Cross-examined. Q. Are not the prisoner's friends respectable? A. I believe they are - I did not know them before - I do not know where they lived.

JAMES BRUTUS . I have lived all my life at Old Brentford. I know the two prisoners very well - we were all together on the night of the 2d of March, and were intoxicated - we went and got Mr. Shackell's pump - we pulled the wood work away with our hands; we took the pump to Mr. Nichols' barn, and left it there, about one o'clock in the morning; we staid there till about half-past eight, when I saw Thomas Vaughan - he asked what we wanted there - we said we had been resting; we then went out. I was taken up on the 24th of April; I had not been away from home - I had seen the prisoners once or twice afterwards, near home, but not oftener.

Cross-examined. Q. You never were away from home, did you not think you had done any harm? A. No; I do not know which of us were taken up first. If they are convicted I expect I shall get off; I was never in any Court in my life; I was taken up once, but I did not go before a Magistrate; I cannot recollect when it was - it was within six months; I was taken before a Magistrate of Brentford - it was on suspicion of stealing a rope, but they would not take the young chap's evidence that wanted to swear our lives away; the Magistrate committed me but I was not tried; I was in prison three weeks - I do not know who took the pump up.

THOMAS SHACKELL re-examined. I have since exchanged the pump for another; I took it from the barn myself - I did not know it would be wanted.

SHEPPARD - GUILTY . Aged 22.

CHAMBERLAIN - GUILTY . Aged 19.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-157

1056. ABRAHAM TOWNSEND was indicted for stealing, on the 22d of January , 3 bushels of oats, value 9s., and 1 sack, value 2s. , the goods of Jenkin Jones .

JOSEPH GREENER . I am a watchman of Staines. On the 22d of January I returned home from my beat, and, in consequence of some suspicion, I changed my clothes, and went back to my beat, and saw the prisoner in a yard, with a sack on his shoulder; I asked what he had got - he said a sack of oats he had brought from Mr. Dexter's - I ran to see if any body was up at Dexter's, but they were all in bed; I returned and saw him putting the sack into a cart, and covering it with some hay - he then went away, and I took the oats to Mr. Dexter's, and he said he believed they were Mr. Jones', and grew at Longwood.

Q. Whose oats did the prisoner say they were? A. Mr. Dexter's; I afterwards went to Mr. Jones', and saw the premises he had lost them from - here is a sample of the oats the prisoner had got.

Cross-examined by Mr. PHILLIPS. Q. Did not you help the prisoner in with the oats? A. No; he did not say he believed they came from Mr. Dexter's. I have known him three or four years; I have never heard anything against him - I believe he gave himself up voluntarily.

JENKIN JONES. I am a linen-draper and live at Staines . In September last I and Mr. Goring bought some oats, which were growing - there were twenty-nine quarters, and we divided them; I had fourteen quarters and a half - I missed some on Sunday, the 22d of January - the constable afterwards brought me a sample which I compared with what I had, and they appeared to be the same sort - I saw the sack, and have not the least doubt but is was mine - I had seen it on Saturday.

COURT. Q. How many oats did you miss? A. From five to seven quarters at different times; I keep them in a loft over a cart house; I saw them on the Saturday night; they were in bulk - I saw the bulk had decreased about one sack from the Saturday night, and there was a hole where it had been taken from, and the sack which had been placed to keep them from rolling about was gone.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you not a servant of the name of Ben Rush? A. Yes - he went away that evening - I had charged a constable with him, but he got away, and we have not heard of him since; there is a fence six feet high round my premises. The prisoner has been in my house on business from his uncle - I believe he was born at Staines, and I never heard anything against him - his brother came on Sunday morning, and told me if I had any charge against him, he would come and give himself up.

COURT to JOSEPH GREENER. Q. What time in the morning did you see the prisoner? A. Between five and seven o'clock, about two hundred yards from Mr. Jones'.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you tried to find Ben Rush? A. Yes, but I could not.

GEORGE DEXTER . I live at Staines. I never entrusted the prisoner with the care of any oats - he has sometimes had a bushel for his uncle; he might have had some oats of me at the beginning of January, but never on a Sunday.

Prisoner's Defence (written). I met the prosecutor's servant carrying a sack of oats - he asked me to carry them, which I did, and finding them heavy I put them over Mr. Seabrook's pailing; I found them gone, and the

watchman said they were Mr. Jones' - I went to his servant, and told him - he has absconded.

GUILTY . Aged 21.

Recommended to Mercy. Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-158

1057. JOHN SMITH was indicted for feloniously putting off to Thomas Fogg and Charles Green , 1 counterfeit sovereign, at a lower rate and value than the same was counterfeited for, (i.e.) for 7s. , against the statute, &c.

Mr. LAW conducted the prosecution.

THOMAS FOGG. I am a constable . I was employed by the Mint to detect utterers of counterfeit coin. I procured an introduction to the prisoner in April last, at Three Tuns-court, Wapping - I mentioned it to my brother James, Alexander Mitchell , and some others; I met the prisoner, by appointment, on the 11th of April - I had received from Mitchell, some money, in the presence of my brother James - some of it was shillings, and one of them in particular was marked; I had no other money. The prisoner was to bring some counterfeit money - he brought a sovereign, and said the person had no other coin ready - he asked 7s. for it, which I paid him. Mitchell was waiting with my brother at a distance; I told them what I had done, and they took the prisoner, and found the marked shilling on him.

Prisoner. Q. Did not you give me a shilling going along, after you paid for the sovereign? A. Yes.

ALEXANDER MITCHELL. I am a surveyor of the Thames Police. On the 8th of April I saw Thomas Fogg at the Black Boy public-house, Wapping - Green was then present. I searched Fogg, and took his money from him; I gave him 7s. 6d., which was not marked. I saw him again on the 11th of April, in company with Green - I then searched Fogg, and gave him 6s. 6d., and one of the shillings I marked with my pen-knife - I followed them to the court, and saw them go into the house - they came out in company with the prisoner, and went to Whiterow, Spitalfields , where the prisoner went away for about a quarter of an hour - he then came to them again, and something passed between them, but I cannot say what; they then went on towards the prisoner's house, and when they came to Aldgate watch-house I pushed them in. I searched Fogg, and found on him a counterfeit sovereign, which he said he had from the prisoner; James Fogg then searched the prisoner, and found on him the shilling which I had marked and given to Fogg.

JAMES FOGG . I have heard the statements made by my brother and Mitchell - they are correct. I never lost sight of them; I took this shilling from the prisoner - he said he got it for selling fruit.

JAMES GREEN . I went with Thomas Fogg, and asked the prisoner if he could let him have any counterfeit coin- I did not hear what he said, as he spoke low; we then went to White-row, and the prisoner asked for the money to get some counterfeit half-crowns - he came back, and said he could not get any, but could get a sovereign; Fogg then gave him 7s. for a sovereign - he went away, and returned in about half an hour, with the sovereign, which he gave to Fogg; I went up, and said,"Have you got it?" he said Yes.

JOHN FIELD . I am an inspector of the Mint. This sovereign is a counterfeit - it is made of copper, and very slightly washed, not worth a farthing.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260511-159

1058. ELIZABETH JOHNSON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of April , 1 blanket, value 2s., the goods of Sarah Beer , widow , in a lodging-room .

SARAH BEER. I am a widow, and live in St. George in the East . The prisoner took a furnished room of me; her husband was on board a ship at that time, but he came and staid a fortnight, and left her pennyless; I let her stay a fortnight to see if he would send her any money; I then wished her to go, and missed the blanket.

HENRY FREAKS . I live with Mr. Austin, a pawnbroker. I have a blanket, pawned in the name of Ann Allison , but I did not take it in.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-160

1059. JANE CHAPMAN was indicted for stealing, on the 6th of May , 1 watch, value 30s.; 15 sovereigns, 1 20l., 4 5l., and 3 1l. Bank notes, the property of Richard Freeman , from his person .

RICHARD FREEMAN. I am captain of a ship . I lost this property on the 6th of May, between the Saturday night and Sunday morning; I had dined at the West end of the town, and got very much intoxicated; I took a coach to return, and stopped with it at the King's Arms, public-house, Holborn; they knew me there, and wanted me to stop all night, which I refused - I came out, and expect I must have been picked up by this woman, but I cannot tell; I found myself next morning in bed, in Wellington-court, Drury-lane , between twelve and one o'clock - the servant of the house, who had let me in, and taken the money for the room, came and asked if I had lost any money, as the prisoner had left the house abruptly; my breeches and waistcoat were under my pillow; my property had been in my inside waistcoat pocket- I know I had it when I was at the King's Arms. I told her I had lost some money, but I did not say what, and my watch. I was for going out, but they persuaded me from it, and said I should get no assistance that night. I gave information next morning.

MARGARET READER . I live in Wellington-court. On the 6th of May, about twelve o'clock in the evening, the prisoner, whom I had never seen before, brought the prosecutor there - he appeared sober, and asked for a lodging for the night; I shewed her the room up stairs, and she asked what was the price of it for the night; I said "Half-a-crown;" she asked the gentleman for it, and he gave it to her - she then called me up again, and said she was thirsty, and wished me to get a pot of beer - he gave her half-a-crown to get that - I got it, took her the change, and she gave me 6d.; she came down again and said she was poorly, and asked me where to go - I showed her; she came in again and said she was thirsty, and wanted some more porter - I said she could not want any more - I then went away; soon afterwards a woman went up stairs, and told me the door of their room was open; I went up and found the gentleman in bed with his clothes off - I asked if he had lost any thing - he searched his pockets, and said he had; I did not see the prisoner again till the Wednesday night, when I pointed her out to the

officer; she told me, when she took the room, that she meant to stay all night.

DAVID HERRING . I am an officer. On Tuesday afternoon the prosecutor said he had been robbed of a great deal of property - he said he did not know the numbers of the notes, but I should find a name written over the number, some with pencil and some with ink; I made inquiry, and on the Wednesday I went with him and a brother officer to a house No. 14, Cold-bath-square, kept by Edward Hill; the prisoner came out at the back door, with a little boy, and a large bundle on his head; my brother officer stopped her, and took her into the parlour, but found nothing on her - Hill opened a bureau, and took out this 5l. note, and three sovereigns; I asked the prosecutor if that note was part of his property - he looked and said it was- we found some property which the prisoner had purchased.

EDWARD HILL . I am a goldsmith, and live at No. 14, Cold-bath-square. My son, George Edward Hill , introduced the prisoner on Monday last, and said he was going to marry her; she came to my house but did not sleep there - she came backwards and forwards several times, and gave me a 5l. note, and thirty-two sovereigns, and a half-sovereign, to take care of for her - the note and the three sovereigns I gave to the officer - the rest had all been returned to the prisoner, from time to time, to purchase furniture, part of which was brought to my house, and part was taken to a lodging which they took in Rosomond-street.

RICHARD FREEMAN. I know this note by the name of Wilson being written on it in my own hand-writing.

GUILTY . Aged 28.

Transported for Life .

Reference Number: t18260511-161

Middlesex Cases, Fourth Jury,

Before Mr. Common Serjeant.

1060. CORNELIUS COCHRANE was indicted for stealing, on the 16th of April , 1 handkerchief, value 1s.; 1 bag, value 1d., and 1 crown, 3 shillings, and three sixpences, and 3 1/2d. in copper monies, of Thomas Warner , from his person .

The Prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-162

1061. MARY ANN DENHAM was indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , a watch, value 2l.; 1 watch-chain, value 2s., and a watch-key, value 2d., the goods of William Cooper , from his person .

WILLIAM COOPER. On the 20th of April, about half-past twelve o'clock at night, I was in Oxford-street - I met three women near the Regent's-circus; one of them advanced before the others, and said something to me, but I do not know what; I passed on and immediately the other two came in front of me, and one of them, with an oath, said something, and snatched my watch out of my fob - the others turned round behind me, and all three closed upon me; I caught hold of the one who I believed took my watch - that was not the prisoner, though I am certain she was one - I noticed her particularly; the watchman came up; I said I had been robbed of my watch, and I believed that was one of the girls - he pursued and took the prisoner with the watch in her hand - she had hold of the girl's arm who came in front of me; I was not drunk; I had left my stable to get a glass of gin-and-water, with nitre in it.

LEWIS LEWIS . I am a watchman. I was in Oxford-street on the 20th of April - I saw the three girls hustling the prosecutor - two of them stuck to him, and the prisoner ran away - I pursued her, and took the watch from her hand, without losing sight of her, in Regent-street.

GUILTY . Aged 16.

Transported for Fourteen Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-163

1062. ELIZABETH THOMPSON was indicted for stealing, on the 7th of May , 7 half-crowns, the goods of Matthew Curby , from his person .

The prosecutor did not appear. NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-164

1063. GEORGE FELL and RICHARD DODSWORTH were indicted for stealing, on the 2d of May , 1 necklace, value 6s., the goods of Charles Russell , from the person of William Russell .

ANN RUSSELL . I am the wife of Charles Russell. I was with my son, Richard, in Tottenham-court-road on the 2d of May; I saw Dodsworth's hand on my child's shoulder; I turned round - the two prisoners, and another person with them ran away - the necklace was then gone; I pursued them, and collared Fell - he said he had nothing- he showed me his pockets, and nothing was in them - a mob gathered round, and abused me for stopping the boy.

ANN PARKER . I was in my house at half-past eight o'clock on this evening; Fell came and asked me if I would buy a coral necklace - he said he found it at the corner of Percy-street, and wanted 2s. 6d. for it - I said I was afraid he had got it dishonestly - he said No, he found it, and could show me the place - I gave him 2s. that night, and 6d. the next day.

WILLIAM SHEPPARD . I am an officer. I took Fell - Dodsworth was taken the same evening - I asked Fell what he had done with the beads - he denied knowing any thing about them; I got these beads from Mrs. Russell.

COURT to Mrs. RUSSELL. Q. Where did you get the beads? A. I received them in a letter from Mr. Parker the next morning; I had not seen them in the prisoner's hand.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-165

1064. JOSEPH MARCHAM was indicted for bigamy .

MR. BRODRICK conducted the prosecution.

ESTHER MARY MARCHAM . I am the prisoner's brother's wife. I was present in the church of St. Mary Magdalen, Oxford, on the 10th of December, 1810, when he married Charlotte Norgrove - they lived together as husband and wife - I saw her alive this morning.

DAVID PASSMORE TAYLOR . I am solicitor for the prosecution - I examined the register of this marriage at St. Mary Magdalen, Oxford - here is a true copy of it (read).

GEORGE PAUX . I am officiating clerk of St. Mary-le-bone . I have the register of marriages - I find that Joseph Marcham, batchelor, and Elizabeth Palmer , spinster , were married in that church by banns, on the 24th of June, 1822 - Sarah Parkins and Richard Parkins were witnesses.

HANNAH PALMER . I have a sister named Elizabeth Palmer - she lived with the prisoner as his wife in 1822; I did not know they were going to be married, but I knew it afterwards; I know her hand-writing - the signature in the book is her writing, and this is the prisoner's - I have seen the prisoner write.

GUILTY . Aged 36.

Reference Number: t18260511-166

1065. JOSEPH MARCHAM was again indicted for a like offence on the 6th of December, 1825 .

The prisoner pleaded GUILTY .

Confined Six Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-167

1066. ELIZABETH MARTIN and ELIZABETH HARRIS were indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of Daniel Haley , and stealing 1 bed, value 6s.; 1 bolster, value 1s., and 3 chairs, value 7s., the goods of Eleanor Hartnell , spinster .

ELEANOR HARTNELL. I live in Cherry-tree-alley, Golden-lane . I rent the one pair back room - Daniel Haley keeps the house and lives in it; Ann Lee lodged with me on the 21st of April ; I went out between three and four o'clock in the afternoon, and did not return till the next morning, between nine and ten o'clock; I had left Ann Lee in care of my room, and when I came back she gave me some information; I missed three chairs, a bed, and a bolster, which had been there when I left the room; they were my property; I saw two chairs, the bed, and bolster that day exposed for sale at the house of Peter Hopkins , in St. Luke's - Harris had lived with me about twelve months, but she had left me about a fortnight; I sent for Mr. Tweedy, who took the two prisoners into custody - Harris was at my house on the 21st of April.

ANN LEE. I lodged with Hartnell on the 21st of April- she went out and left me in care of her place - I went out about eight o'clock that evening; I locked the door and staid out three or four hours - when I returned, the bed, bolster, and chairs were gone.

PETER HOPKINS (a blind man). I am a broker, and live in Mitchell-street, Ironmonger-row, St. Luke's. I heard the two prisoners come to me on the 21st of April, and ask if I would buy a flock bed and bolster, and two chairs- I asked if my son should go and look at them, but they brought them in about three quarters of an hour - they wanted 10s. for them, but I said I would give them 8s. 6d. for them, which they took - they said the young man they lived with was in trouble, and they wanted to raise money to get him out.

SAMUEL HOPKINS . I am the son of Peter Hopkins. I was at home when the two prisoners came the second time- they brought these articles.

JOHN TWEEDY . I am an officer. I took up the prisoners together, on the day after the robbery - they said they knew nothing about it.

Elizabeth Harris put in a written defence, stating that she had lived with the prosecutrix, and paid her share for the furniture - that they quarrelled, and agreed to sell them and divide the money, and accusing the prosecutrix of having been the cause of her seduction, for which she received 13l.

ELEANOR HARTNELL re-examined. Q. In what service was Harris? A. She was about the street, and I took her in - she did not advance money to buy these goods - I knew her - I have never paid her any wages; I bought the six chairs since I knew her, for which I paid a sovereign; I will swear she did not pay any part of that; I will swear I never received any money from any gentleman for her; I have been imprisoned for robbing a man I met in the street, but I was acquitted - there is a charge against me now for disorderly conduct - I never turned Harris out into the street - she was not in the habit of sharing her money with me - I never had any money of her - I charged her nothing for the lodging - I never saw any of her money - I had known her before, and she said she would come and clean about the place if I would let her be with me - I gave her lodging and board for that - she never had any share in my property.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-168

1067. ROBERT SAVAGE and JOSEPH BINFIELD were indicted for a burglary in the dwelling-house of John Willis , on the night of the 8th of February , and stealing 2 tea caddies, value 3l.; 36 knives and forks, value 2l.; 1 cruet stand, value 5s.; two spoons, value 5s.; 2 knife rests, value 1s.; 1 milk pot, value 1l.; 1 pair of sugar tongs, value 5s.; 3 coats, value 20s.; 1 handkerchief, value 1s.; 2 pair of boots, value 30s.; 1 cloak value 12s.; 1 hat, value 10s.; 2 umbrellas, value 1l.; 1 shirt, value 1s., and 15l. Bank note, his property .

JOHN WILLIS. I live at the Globe-house, Bethnal-green . On the morning of the 9th of February I was called up by my servants, about a quarter past six o'clock- I found several doors broken open - I had not seen them the night before - a great quantity of property was missing from the kitchen and the parlours.

Cross-examined by Mr. BRODRICK. Q. When did you see your property? A. About a week ago I saw some of the things.

MARY ANN WISE . I was in Mr. Willis' service. On the 8th of February I fastened all the doors - I fastened the outside door - about ten o'clock the next morning I and my fellow-servant came down together - the doors were all open - one of the windows, by the lobby, door was broken - the top bolt had been unbolted, and the bottom one almost wrenched off - a hand put in at that window could unbolt the door - the latch was broken off the kitchen door, and the bottom bolt almost broken off - the wash-house door had the staple wrenched out - I missed the things which had been hanging on the horse in the kitchen- the doors were open, and the drawers out, and all the things pulled out of them; I had seen them all the night before.

MARY ANN BURROWS . I was in the service of Mr. Willis. On the 9th of February I went down with Wise, about half-past six o'clock; I found the doors all open - they appeared to have been opened with violence - I went up to the parlour, and missed out of the cupboard, a cruet stand of my masters', two table-spoons, a pair of knife-rests, and a tortoiseshell tea caddy; I afterwards missed a gown piece from the table drawer in the kitchen, a shawl, and other things.

WILLIAM BUDD . I live with Mr. Russell, a pawnbroker of Shoreditch. I have a shawl pawned on the 23d of February, in the name of John Binfield , but I cannot say who by.

LYDIA BLAZE. I live in Old Castle-street, Bethnal-

green. I know the two prisoners - they lived in a cottage in Nova-scotia-gardens, not far from me - their cottage joined to my mother's, and I used to be there in the day time; I remember Savage coming to take possession of it about three months and a fortnight ago - he brought a pair of blankets with him; Handley and Armstrong afterwards came to search the premises.

Cross-examined. Q. Savage took it by the week, did he? A. Yes; they were taken the latter end of April; I saw Binfield there continually.

JOSHUA ARMSTRONG . I am an officer. I went with Attfield, on the 27th of April, to search the cottage.

JAMES HANDLEY . I was at the apprehension of the two prisoners - I found this pistol on them.

- HALL . I got this duplicate from a tall young woman who lived with Binfield at the cottage - it relates to this shawl.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-169

1068. THOMAS GRAVETT was indicted for feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Daniel Jefferys , about four o'clock in the afternoon of the 18th of April , at St. Matthew, Bethnal-green , (no person being therein), and stealing 1 shawl, value 7s,; 2 gowns, value 1l.; 4 handkerchiefs, value 15s.; 1 cap, value 9d., and 3 sheets, value 15s., the goods of the said Daniel Jefferys .

DANIEL JEFFERYS. I live at No. 1, Purim-place, Mile-end , in the parish of St. Matthew, Bethnal-green. I went out on the 18th of April, about half-past three o'clock - my wife returned a few minutes past four, but I did not return till half past four - the house had then been broken into.

SARAH JEFFERYS . I am the prosecutor's wife. I went out with my husband about half-past three o'clock, and returned in about half an hour; when I came home I found many persons about the house - when I got in I found all my drawers had been opened and emptied; the property stated in the indictment was laying on the floor, but nothing taken away.

Cross-examined. Q. Have you any servant? A. No; nor any children except my grand-daughter, who lives with me - she is eight years of age; she was not in the house at the time.

COURT. Q. Did you take the child out with you? A. No; I went out and locked my door, and when I got out, I met the child in about one minute, and took her with me - I left her with my husband, and came home alone.

JAMES DALE . I am a carpenter, and lived in York-street, Stepney, about five minutes walk from Mr. Jefferys. On the 18th of April, about 4 o'clock, I was going home, and went to get a pint of beer; a person came and said there was a man in Mr. Jefferys'. I went there and saw a number of people - Mrs. Jefferys was trying to unlock the door, but she could not - I asked her to let me break the window and get in, which I did; I went in and found two silk handkerchiefs on the parlour-floor - I went up stairs and found the things scattered on the floor - I searched the house, and saw some soot which had come down one of the chimneys. I took the prisoner down from that chimney, and I delivered him to the officer.

Cross-examined. Q. When you entered the house, the door was shut, and the window shut down? A. Yes; I was obliged to ask leave to break the window to get in; whether the prisoner got in before the woman and her grand-daughter went out, and secreted himself, I cannot say - the front door was bolted inside, which was the reason Mrs. Jefferys could not get in.

MOSES FORTUNE . I am the officer. I have brought the property, which I found on the floor.

JOHN ARNOLD . I live in Portugal-place, Dog-row, opposite Mr. Jefferys. On the 18th of April, about four o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner at his door - he knocked several times, and no one answered - he then introduced something into the key-hole - he made two or three attempts, and appeared to fail, but the last attempt he made he opened the door and went in - he shut the door after him; I went out and informed the neighbours what had occurred, and several of them collected at the back and front of the house - in the mean time Fortune and Mr. Jefferys arrived - I understood Mr. Dale got in at the window but I was at the back of the house.

Cross-examined. Q. Was not the prisoner's back towards you? A. No; he turned his face several times - I am sure he is the man; I saw nothing in his hand - he had his hat on - my house is twenty or thirty yards from Mr. Jefferys'; I was in my house, and saw him through a window - my wife was at a window which was open, and saw him better than I did - she is not here; the prisoner was at the door from seven to ten minutes - he looked round, and I saw him plainly; I have heard he is married, and has two children.

ANTHONY THOMPSON . I was at Mr. Jefferys' house on the 18th of April, between four and five o'clock; I went into the bed-room on the first floor, and saw the prisoner along side of the bed, in custody of Fortune - the street-door was opened to me by Mr. Goodwyn; I have brought a box which I found turned up, with a few things at the bottom of it; I found this small chissel in between the sheets of the bed - it seems to fit the marks made on the box which was broken open.

Cross-examined. Q. Could this chissel open the door that was locked inside? A. I should think not.

THOMAS GOODWYN . I am a Bow-street officer. I was at the prosecutor's house on the 18th of April, and found these skeleton keys, one of which opens the street-door, between the bed and the mattress in the first-floor room; it was then about half-past four or five o'clock; I got in at the window, and opened the door to Mr. Thompson - it was not bolted, it was only on the lock.

Cross-examined. Q. It was not then bolted? A. No; only on the lock; I was examined twice before the Magistrate; the first was a very short examination; I produced these keys then, as I do now - I was not then sworn; the first room I went into was the front parlour - I had not searched the other rooms before I saw the prisoner, he was then in custody of Fortune.

Mrs. JEFFERYS re-examined. Q. Were there any picklock keys or chissel in that room when you went out? A. No.

Cross-examined. Q. Had you turned the bed over? A. Yes - I do it every day; I turn the bed quite over, but not the mattress; I did not make my bed till late that day, for I had been washing; I never had any char-woman in

my life; I had been in my bed-room a minute before I went out - my drawers were then shut, but not locked.

Mr. JEFFERYS re-examined. Q. Did you know of any skeleton keys or chissel being in that room? A. No; the value of this shawl is about 7s.

COURT to JAMES DALE . Q. You asked leave to go in at the window? A. Yes; the door was then bolted and locked, but a man named Foulkes unbolted it and let in Mr. Jefferys.

Cross-examined. Q. Where did you go? A. Down to the kitchen, after passing through the two parlours, I left Foulkes at the foot of the stairs to see if any body came down; he had not unbolted the door till I came up again.

GUILTY - DEATH . Aged 23.

Reference Number: t18260511-170

FOURTH DAY. MONDAY, MAY 15.

London Cases, Second Jury.

Before Mr. Common Sergeant.

1069. JOHN SMITH and SAMUEL PAWSEY were indicted for stealing, on the 20th of April , 1 bag, value 1s.; 27 printed books, value 2l. 17s. 6d., and 12 pamphlets, value 3s. , the goods of James Robins and Joseph Robins, the younger .

JAMES ROBINS. I am in partnership with my brother Joseph - we are booksellers , and live in Ivy-lane. On the 20th of April I put twenty-seven books and twelve pamphlets into a bag, and tied a list up with them. I delivered them to Scott, our servant.

THOMAS SCOTT . On the 20th of April I received the bag with the books and pamphlets about twelve o'clock; I took it down Ludgate-hill, where I saw Pawsey - he asked if I had not a heavy load; I said, "Rather so;" he asked where I was going; I said, "On to Saunders', in Fleet-street;" he walked on to Bridge-street, and then asked if I had a mind to earn 3d. - I said, "How do you mean?" he said, "To go to a house down the first turning in Bride-lane;" he said I must have another person to go with me - he tapped the other prisoner on the shoulder, and asked him to go with me; we then went down Bride-lane , to go to No. 7, down a turning, the name of which I forget, where we were to get two bobbins of silk; Smith and I were going on; Pawsey then said I could not go in with my bag, and I must leave it at a door - I said, "You will not open it;" he said No; we were then going straight on towards Fleet-street; I said the other lad did not say that, and I would run back and ask him- I went back, and saw that Pawsey had got my bag on his shoulder, and was walking away; I called to him, and took it from him - I then met the officer with Smith.

HENRY HUGHES . I am a watchman. On the 20th of April, about ten o'clock in the morning, I was on Holborn-bridge, and saw the two prisoners together, going up Skinner-street, and watching people as they passed. I then missed them, but saw them again in the Old Bailey, where I heard Smith say to Pawsey, "We will go this road" - they went on to Ludgate-hill, and I saw Scott go along on the Bridge-street side; Smith tapped Pawsey on the shoulder, and pointed to him, with the books; he crossed, and spoke to him - Smith followed, and talked to them, till they got to Bridge-street - they then turned down, and were talking for some minutes; Scott seemed loath to part with the bag, but it was put down on the step of a door, and Smith and Scott went on to the corner of Bride-lane - I passed on to see where Pawsey was, and saw Scott coming back, calling out, "Halloo, you have got my books"- I said, "Run on - it is all right;" I then pursued Smith, and took him by the collar as he was going down Bride-lane, in a direction to have met Pawsey again.

SMITH's Defence. I was going over Blackfriars-bridge, to see for a place, and this boy came and asked if I would go on an errand - I asked if it was far; he said No. The prosecutor put his bag on the steps for this lad to mind. When we got to the top of the street we both forgot the number of the house - he went back, and when he got to the corner he cried out "My books are gone," and I ran to get them - the officer then took me.

PAWSEY'S Defence. I do not know the other prisoner at all; when the gentleman came to me the lad had got his books on his shoulder, and was going home with them.

SMITH - GUILTY . Aged 16.

PAWSEY - GUILTY . Aged 14.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-171

1070. ELEANOR GRIFFITHS was indicted for stealing, on the 30th of April , 6 tea-spoons, value 2l.; 1 pair of sugar -tongs, value 7s.; 1 table-spoon, value 1l.; 2 pairs of ear-rings, value 3s.; 1 necklace, value 4s.; 1 shirt, value 13s.; 2 caps, value 1s. 6d.; 2 handkerchiefs, value 2s.; half a yard of gauze, value 6d.; 1 pocket, value 6d., and 1 half-crown, the property of Charles Thomas , her master; and 1 table-spoon, value 9s.; 2 pairs of ear-rings, value 4s.; 1 cotton gown, value 3s. 6d.; 4 aprons, value 3s.; 2 pairs of stockings, value 2s.; 1 shift, value 1s., and 1 trunk, value 3s. , the goods of Sarah Thomas .

SARAH JANE THOMAS . I am the wife of Charles Thomas - he lives in Basinghall-street . The prisoner was in my service for a fortnight, and left about six o'clock on the morning of the 30th of April, without giving notice; after she was gone I missed the articles mentioned, which were kept in various places - I had seen the table-spoons at half-past ten o'clock the evening before - the caps I was at work on at ten o'clock at night. Sarah Thomas lost a pair of ear-rings, and some other things - all of which have been found, I believe, except the ear-rings and stable-spoon; I had seen her spoon on our sideboard, and her apron I found on the prisoner's person on the following day.

CHARLES THOMAS. I am the prosecutor. I applied to Harrison, the officer - I went to a house in Cradle-court, Redcross-street, where I found a trunk of my sister Sarah's, and some articles which are here.

JOHN WILLIAM HARRISON . I am an officer. I went, and found this trunk, with the property in it. I took the prisoner into custody on the Monday afternoon - she had given the ear-rings to her sister.

HANNAH DAVIS . I live in Cradle-court, Redcross-street. I got up early on the morning of the 30th of April, before six o'clock, and saw the prisoner, whom I had seen before, sitting on a trunk, at the door of No. 11, where a young man lived, who she said was her husband- I asked her in out of the cold, and she told me she

came from the Commercial-road; I said it was early to leave her place; she said she should not have got away if she had not; she showed me a pair of black ear-rings and a pair of gold ones.

Prisoner. I beg for mercy.

GUILTY . Aged 19.

Recommended to Mercy by the Jury.

Confined Four Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-172

1071. JESSE BELL and CATHERINE VALLANCE were indicted for stealing, on the 18th of April , 5 1/2 yards of printed cotton, value 14s., the goods of William Brown , privately in his shop .

HENRY BROWN . I am shopman to William Brown, a linen-draper , of the Minories . On the 18th of April the two prisoners came to the shop together, between seven and eight o'clock in the morning, and asked to look at some Irish linen - they looked at some, and I turned to get some more - my back was not turned more than a minute. Vallance then bought two yards of linen; they left the shop, and I missed a piece of printed cotton from the counter; I knew it had been there an hour before, but I thought it might have been removed. I went out, and brought them back - they had got about twenty yards. I brought them into the shop, and Bell dropped this piece of print from her, which I had seen on the counter.

Prisoner BELL. Q. Was there not a shopman at the door, hanging up prints, and some were on the floor? A. No; he was on the steps, hanging up prints, but they were not on the floor.

COURT. Q. What size shop is it? A. It is a large shop - and the print was taken from the further end. - There were only two articles near the print, which made me remark it.(Property produced and sworn to.)

BELL's Defence. I met my fellow prisoner in the street - she asked me to go with her to buy some linen. I never saw any cotton - the man came and tapped us on the shoulder, and said he had lost something - he laughed. We went back, and some cotton was on the floor.

VALLANCE's Defence. I asked her to show me a linen-draper's-shop - we went to the further end of the shop; there were several pieces of linen.

HENRY BROWN re-examined. Q. How near were they together when they returned? A. About two yards from each other, but I know it fell from Bell; a neighbour said"Look out," and I saw it fall from her - I had hold of her arm.

BELL - GUILTY . Aged 24.

VALLANCE - GUILTY . Aged 30.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-173

1072. WILLIAM COOPER was indicted for stealing, on the 17th of April , 1 shawl, value 6s. 9d. , the goods of Joseph Thompson .

EDMUND BAKER . I am shopman to Mr. Joseph Thompson, of Aldersgate-street . On the 17th of April a customer called out that a man had stolen a shawl and ran away; I ran out - the lady pointed out the man, and I cried Stop thief! the prisoner ran up Aldersgate-street, and dropped the shawl; I lost sight of him for not more than a minute, while he turned the corner of Fan-street; I gained sight of him again - he was stopped. I am quite sure he is the person who took the shawl; I saw him as he turned the corner. The shawl was picked up, and given into my hands while I was running - this is it - it is the property of Joseph Thompson. When I came back I missed it from the place where I had seen it about five minutes before.

WILLIAM HUGGARD . I live in Fann-street, about two hundred yards from Mr. Thompson's. I was in my shop between two and three o'clock; I saw the prisoner running in the middle of the street; I pursued, and stopped him; he said it was for a window which he had broken, and he wished me to let him go, because the people were coming after him. I saw Baker and others pursuing him. I did not see the shawl.

JOHN WILLIAM HARRISON . I received this shawl from Mr. Baker - I knew the prisoner, and happened to be coming down the street, as the witness had hold of him.

MICHAEL RYAN . I saw the prisoner in Aldersgate-street - he dropped a shawl, which I did not see picked up- I pursued him.

Prisoner's Defence. I said a man had broken a window.

GUILTY . Aged 25.

Confined Three Months .

Reference Number: t18260511-174

1073. HENRY WESTOVER and EDWARD ABELL were indicted for stealing, on the 17th of April , 1 handkerchief, value 1s., the goods of James Ritchie , from his person .

JAMES RITCHIE. I am a clerk in an insurance-office . - I was in Cheapside on the 17th of April - Forrester spoke to me, and showed me my handkerchief; I cannot say when I had had it before.(Property produced and sworn to).

JOHN FORRESTER . I am an officer. I was in Cheapside, and saw the prosecutor, and the two prisoners close behind him - they were together. I saw Westover take the handkerchief out of the prosecutor's pocket, and throw it behind, to Abell, who caught it - it did not fall down - he put it under his jacket; I ran over and took him - my brother took the other.

DANIEL FORRESTER . I saw the two prisoners behind this gentleman, and saw Abell tuck the handkerchief under his jacket - I crossed, took hold of him, and he dropped it.

WESTOVER's Defence. I was going along Cheapside, and picked it up; when this gentleman came I dropped it.

The prisoners received a good character.

WESTOVER - GUILTY . Aged 13.

Recommended to Mercy. - Whipped and Discharged .

ABELL - GUILTY . Aged 15.

Transported for Seven Years .

Reference Number: t18260511-175

1074. HENRY BAKER was indicted, under Lord Ellenborough's Act, for cutting and maiming William Norris , with intent to kill and murder him, or do him some grevious bodily harm .

WILLIAM NORRIS. I am a hackney-coachman . On the 9th of March I saw the prisoner at the door of the Coach and Horses public-house, in the Minories , between two and three o'clock in the morning - I was by the side of the pavement, and my coach was in the rank; I was quite

sober, but he seemed to be in liquor; there was only him, Langley, the waterman, and myself; I did not say a word to the prisoner, nor he to me; I saw him hit Langley on the back, but I did not know with what - I just turned myself round, and the knife was through my hand in an instant; this blow seemed to be aimed at me - I was at a distance from Langley; I did not take any knife from the prisoner, nor see any taken from him - it was a violent blow; it struck me on the back of my hand, and came out at the front - I never heard a word fall from him.

Cross-examined by Mr. ANDREWS. Q. Then it was done in a moment; and altogether a surprise upon you? A. Yes. I had never seen him before I saw him stand at the door for about a minute; he appeared very much in liquor; Langley was not saying any thing to him; Langley did not appear to be heated; I had not heard any words; I was not far off. I had not been in the public-house; I know it as a watering-house. I saw one person came out (just after the prisoner), who picked up the knife. He could have no spite against me; I had not opened my lips to him, nor he to me.

THOMAS LANGLEY . I am the waterman. On the morning of the 9th of March I saw the prisoner, whom I had not seen before to my knowledge - he went into the public-house about one o'clock; I went in at the same time, and had something to drink with him - I came out and left him there - I was not with him above three minutes - I did not see him come out again, but I saw him after he was out, in about half an hour's time - he walked up and down, and appeared vexed - he muttered something to himself - he appeared to be more drunk than when he went in - he walked about up and down about forty minutes; Norris, who had been feeding his horses, then came and spoke to me - the prisoner had bade me good night about five minutes before, and went towards Whitechapel, where he said he lived - he had asked me to direct him which way he must go - he had not got across the street, when he returned, pulled out a knife, and struck at me in the back - he did not say any thing to me then, but he had before said he would have his revenge, but he did not say on whom - the knife went through my coat and waistcoat - he then turned round and struck Norris through the hand - he did not say any thing to him - he appeared to strike at random - he did not offer to run away - I went for the watchman - the prisoner remained behind, and did not offer to run away.

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-176

1075. JAMES CLAY was indicted for a misdemeanor .

ROBERT YORSTON . On the 12th of April I was in Fleet-street about half-past twelve o'clock in the morning; I felt something behind me, and turned round - I seized the prisoner with part of my handkerchief in his hand, and part of it was in my pocket; I gave him to the officer immediately; I did not part with his hand till I collared him.

Q. Did you see the handkerchief in the prisoner's hand? A. No; I felt it, but when I turned round he had not got it in his hand - there was another person passing.

WILLIAM COX . I am a watchman. The prisoner was given to me; I heard watch called, and went and took him.

Prisoner's Defence. The prosecutor passed me - there was another person going by - he let him pass and took hold of me.

GUILTY .

Confined One Year .

Reference Number: t18260511-177

1076. THOMAS WALKER was indicted for a misdemeanor .

NOT GUILTY .

Reference Number: t18260511-178

1077. WILLIAM GOUNDRY was indicted for a misdemeanor .

NOT GUILTY .


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